Today Foundation for the Preservation of Yungdrung Bön is celebrating its 3rd anniversary as an educational charity officially registered with the Charity Commission. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all our volunteers for their dedicated hard work, and to thank the international Sangha for your support throughout the year. Here are some snapshots from the last 12 months:
Today we are celebrating the anniversary of Buddha Shakyamuni’s Birth, Enlightenment and Parinirvana. Gautama Buddha is, according to Yungdrung Bon, an emanation of Sangwa Düpa who was a disciple of Buddha Tönpa Shenrab Miwo. Here is an article that takes a look at this connection and also raises some interesting questions. After all, it was Buddha Shakyamuni himself who said:
If anyone has already received the teachings properly and has found and has experience with concentrating with the Natural State, then that is very, very important. For many, many years now we have been selecting texts from our cannon. Now it is necessary to do something for preservation. I think that you are not too busy with working or with visiting people now, so I think now it is necessary to go back and read the booklets that have been translated and to the tapes.
Yongdzin Lopön Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche advises Western Bönpo practitioners on conduct during the Corona virus epidemic and gives brief instructions on the Healing Practice of Sipai Gyalmo/YesheWalmo. Recorded by Khenpo Tenpa Yungdrung, Abbot of Triten Norbutse Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, 29 March 2020. WATCH VIDEO
Dear friends, if you feel a need to talk with Khenpo Gelek personally, now you can, online. All appointments are 15 minutes and happen between 18:30-19:30 Central European Time. Here is his personal message and the explanation about how to do.