Today is the Anniversary of Buddha Tönpa Shenrab Miwoche (Tib. Rgyal-ba Ston-pa Gshen-rab Mi-bo-che) completing the Twelfth Deed, The Deed of Realisation (Tib. rnam-par grub-pa’i mdzad-pa), when he achieved nyangen ledepa (Tib. mya-ngan las’das-pa) or parinirvana in 7817 BC, 9,838 years ago. The very essence of all the Yungdrung Bön teachings he taught is encapsulated in the four lines known as The Four Wheels of Bön / ༎བོན་འཁོར་ཚིག་བཞི།། (Tib. Bon ‘khor thsig bzhi). The Four Wheels are: TA-WA YE PHAB །།ལྟ་བ་ཡས་ཕབ། Take the highest View. CHYO-PA ME YAR-DZEG །སྤྱོད་པ་མས་ཡར་འཛེག། Step up with your activities, starting from the smallest virtues. NYING-JE… Read more
Today is the anniversary of Drenpa Namkha and his twin sons Tsewang Rigdzin and Pema Thongdrol, known together as Yabsesum. We are celebrating this day with the release of a new book: Correcting Erroneous Views of Dzogchen. This volume is a compilation of teachings Yongdzin Rinpoche gave between 2005-2009 and contains advice on how to correct common errors and mistakes that often arise when we try to understand and practise the Dzogchen View.
Over the years, many of you have asked us to make FPYB books available in digital format. So we are delighted to tell you that today, to celebrate our fourth anniversary as a registered UK charity, we are launching our very first eBook! Please visit the newly-built FPYB eBooks webpage @ https://yungdrungbon.co.uk/ebooks/ Finding a good, secure digital solution that safeguards the sanctity of these precious teachings has taken months, but thanks to Dmitry’s patience coupled with progress in eBook-making software, particularly the new EPUB3 Fixed Layout format, we are now able to offer you eBooks with Tibetan script, graphics and… Read more
Dear friends and sangha, You have probably already heard that Yongdzin Rinpoche, who is now 96, has been unwell for a few days. As his students, we have been asked to recite the long-life mantra of Tsewang Rigdzin: SO DRUM A KAR MU LA TING NAM WÖ DU MU YE TSE NRI DZA To help us all with this practice, we are sharing Yongdzin Rinpoche’s own explanation of the mantra, which he gave in December, 2009 as part of the consecration of the first stupa built in Shenten Dargye Ling, France. Meaning of the Long-Life Mantra PDF: FREE DOWNLOAD The… Read more
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,… Read more