Foundation for the Preservation of Yungdrung Bön / གཡུང་དྲུང་བོན་ཉར་ཚགས་རིག་མཛོད།

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Masters of the Zhang Zhung Nyengyud published in Japanese!

We are thrilled that Masters of the Zhang Zhung Nyengyud: Pith Instructions from the Experiential Transmission of Bönpo Dzogchen came out in Japanese today! རྫོགས་པ་ཆེན་པོ་ཞང་ཞུང་སྙན་རྒྱུད་ཀྱི་ཉན་རྒྱུད་སྐུ་རུ་བཞུག་པ་ལེགས་སོ། སློབ་དཔོན་བསྟན་འཛིན་རྣམ་དག་གིས་དབྱིན་ཡིག་ཞལ་ཁྲིད། ཉི་ཧོང་སྐད་དུ་བསྒྱུར་དང་དེ་རིང་འཇར་པན་དུ་པར་སྐྲུན་བྱས། These precious teachings are from the long version of the Experiential Transmission of Dzogchen from the land of Zhang Zhung (Rdzogs-pa chen-po zhang-zhung snyan-rgyud kyi nyam-rgyud skya-ru bzhug-pa legs so), pith instructions taught by a long line of realised Dzogchen masters, all of whom achieved rainbow body. In the 8th century, the revered Zhang Zhung master Taphiritsa allowed these oral instructions to be written down for the first time. In the 10th century,…
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Anniversary of Shardza Rinpoche’s Rainbow Body

Today is the anniversary of the great Bönpo master Shardza Trashi Gyaltsen (Shar-rdza Bkra-shis rgyal-mtshan), who attained Rainbow Body on the 13th day of the 4th month of the Wood Dog Year, 1934. To mark this auspicious anniversary, we are sharing the words of Yongdzin Rinpoche given in Paris 10~10~10, during a teaching weekend on Shardza Rinpoche’s famous text Kun-tu bzang-po’i snying-tig / The Innermost Essence of Kuntu Zangpo, also known in English as Heart Drops of Dharmakaya. Here Rinpoche speaks about the importance of Guru Yoga for understanding Dzogchen: This knowledge [of Dzogchen] is something very special, you see.…
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A word on practising in modern times

Sometimes I read you the biographies of the Lineage Masters who spent their whole life in a cave. So maybe some of you think of cutting off your living conditions and going and living like that. But that is not possible in modern times.

Yongdzin Rinpoche’s Message to the Worldwide Yungdrung Bön sangha, Iron Elephant Year, 2021

Today is Losar of the Iron Elephant (or Ox). I send many tashi delegs to all friends and Tibetans, especially those connected with Yungdrung Bön. Whether you are Tibetan or a foreigner, I send special tashi delegs to everyone connected with Yungdrung Bön. This year, many things are different. According to Yungdrung Bön history, New Year, Losar, was last month. According to the government, Losar is this month. This is a general celebration, all Tibetans do it this way. Nevertheless, many Tibetan people inside Tibet, Upper and Lower Tibet, Central Tibet, and Western Tibet celebrated Losar one month before. So…
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Biography of Yongdzin Rinpoche is now out in English.

Great news! Biography of Yongdzin Rinpoche titled “THE LIFE OF A GREAT BONPO MASTER: The Biography of Yongdzin Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche” is now out in English. From his early childhood in East Tibet, the boy who would later come to be known as Yongdzin Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche wanted nothing more than to devote his life to meditation and spiritual discovery, and to learn the ancient wisdom of Bon from Tibet’s greatest masters. His life changed when, as a young apprentice, he accompanied a team of mural painters to Central Tibet for a commission at a famous Bonpo monastery. When the…
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