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

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“Tönpa Shenrab Miwo and Buddha Shakyamuni”: brief discourse by Yongdzin Rinpoche

Many people may wonder if or how the historical Buddha Shakyamuni is connected with Tönpa Shenrab Miwo.[1] Tönpa Shenrab descended to this planet eighteen thousand and eighteen years ago,[2] but that is not according to our era, our time.[3] Maybe you think this something beyond history, that it must be some kind of mythological story. You are free to think that, of course, but we followers of Bön are still using his teachings even though we have had so many different struggles over this long period. We have kept the Teachings very carefully, and we don’t trust or take whatever…
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Prayer and Dedicating Merits for Peace

While looking through an old transcript this afternoon we found a very pertinent request from Yongdzin Rinpoche: First of all, I wanted to ask all the Sangha to dedicate merits because nowadays too many innocent people are dying and being killed, so do the dedication for the dead people, and don’t do this just once or now, but keep these people in mind usually. That is one thing. The second thing is to pray that there won’t be too much violence in the world. Everywhere we hear there is killing and chopping and a lot of destruction, so we should…
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When to Practise Guru Yoga

You can practise Guru Yoga any time. Before you eat something, before going to sleep or when you are doing anything, any work, as you begin, you can remember Tapihritsa and offer him whatever you are going to eat or drink or do. Very often, think of Tapihritsa as a friend of yours; day or night, any time, you are together. If you have devotion and trust in him, then he is also a very great, powerful guardian. You can think you receive everything from him.                If you want to help somebody else, instead of receiving the elements [representing…
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Prayers, Practice and Teachings on the Goddess of Love & Compassion Sherab Jamma (download gratis)

Dear Friends, Some people have contacted us asking how to practise for peace in this current situation. In response, we are making this small book with prayers and practice of the Loving Goddess Sherab Jamma freely available. Included are teachings and a detailed explanation of the mantra, given by Yongdzin Rinpoche in 2011, as well as a short prayer to the Loving Goddess, translated by Khenpo Gelek Jinpa and ourselves. The full short practice is included, in both Tibetan and English, at the end of the book. The real cause of all conflicts is Five Poisonous Emotions and fear. As…
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Anniversary of Tönpa Shenrab Miwoche’s Parinirvana

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…
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