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

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Anniversary of Shardza Trashi Gyaltsen

Today on the 13th lunar day of the 4th month of the Tibetan calendar, Bönpos celebrate the anniversary of the great practitioner and scholar Shardza Trashi Gyaltsen, who attained Rainbow Body in the 20th century. Shardza Trashi Gyaltsen (1859-1934) was a great Bönpo master and erudite scholar from Dagang, Kham, Eastern Tibet. He became a monk at a young age and throughout his life he received countless teachings, instructions and initiations into numerous lineages and traditions of Bönpo Sutra, Tantra and Dzogchen from many illustrious masters of the day. At the age of thirty-four he went into solitude at Yungdrung…
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Public Conference by Ponlob Triley Nyima

Prof. Donatella Rossi kindly alerted us to this very interesting event. So if you are in Italy, we’d recommend you go, if you can. Or join via Zoom @ https://uniroma1.zoom.us/j/86305158079?pwd-c3lwY2txVU01bkhNTmhGdnBCWXFaZz09ID: 863 0515 8079Passcode: 019199 Best, FPYB Team

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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Conference Presentations in Print

Two recent video presentations by Dmitry Ermakov, Foundation for the Preservation of Yungdrung Bön, UK, at the 5th International Conference on the Phenomenon of the Holy Mt. Kailash, Universitӓt Hamburg, 25-27 March 2022, are now published in written form. The Importance of Mt. Kailash in the Bön Religion can be read here: The Magical Duel between Milarepa and Naro Bönchung: Who Really Won? can be read here:

The Importance of Mt. Kailash in the Bön Religion

Abstract: Being the most important sacred geographical feature of Zhang Zhung and Tibet, Mt. Kailash was venerated by Bönpos of various creeds from times immemorial. In this talk I will firstly give a brief discourse on the four types of Bön religions to set the scene. I will then examine how the Dhami tradition of Humla, Nepal is connected to the Kailash region. The rest of the talk will focus on the role Mt. Kailash plays in Yungdrung Bön teachings and history: the meaning of its name in the Zhang Zhung language; Mt. Kailash and Lake Mapang as la-receptacles of…
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