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

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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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Dzogchen – whether you waste it or keep it properly is up to you

Generally, Dzogchen nowadays seems to be brought down to an easy way, but in our tradition, long before, this was the hardest to understand and study. So in our school, for example, in the monastery, it is the last subject we teach; when everybody is set up and has enough knowledge – then they are ready to be taught Dzogchen. But nowadays it looks as if it’s brought down to a very easy way. Everybody thinks and says – I myself have heard this, too – ‘look to the mind and how it is thinking. If you look there, you…
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Parinirvana of Buddha Tönpa Shenrab Miwoche

Today (9th month, 30th day) we are celebrating Nyangenledepa (mya ngan las ‘das pa) / Parinirvana of Tönpa Shenrab Miwoche, Buddha of Yungdrung Bön. So it is fitting to read some of his words to his followers, as translated by Yongdzin Rinpoche:

Boundless Compassion

Homage to the Master! This morning Yongdzin Rinpoche received his copies of The Four Samayas of Dzogchen and Thirteen Points of Tantra and Tsewang Mönlam thanks to Largen Lama who brought them from France.  Here Rinpoche is holding the book open at the page with his own photo, taken by Dmitry back in 1996 at Triten Norbutse. As it says in the Tsewang Mönlam: “སུམ་ལྡན་བླ་མ་ཞིག་དང་མཇལ་ནས་ཀྱང་། May I meet with a lama endowed with the three perfections of contemplation, moral discipline and wisdom…” and: “གདུལ་བྱ་བསྟན་པ་དར་ཞིང་རབ་རྒྱས་ནས། May both the doctrines and those suitable to follow them increase ཕ་རོལ་གཞན་སྣང་ཟིལ་གྱིས་གནོན་པ་དང་། and at that time may they…
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Integrating with the Natural State

“It is very important to integrate with the Natural State as much as you could, to concentrate and keep in your Natural State. Practise Guru Yoga at least once a day, in the morning. It is even better if you can do it several times each day. But at least once a day you should practise Guru Yoga and  remember the Nature. Nature is always with you. It never goes far away. My advice is this: try to concentrate with the Natural State every day. That helps during this life and the next life. It can be helpful until you…
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