Many of us have benefited from the herbal medicines prepared by the clinic attached to Triten Norbutse Monastery but perhaps not so many know the history of this medical school. The first medical school and clinic were actually established back In 1987 in the refugee settlement of Dhorpatan, Nepal at the request of Yongdzin Rinpoche and 33rd Menri Tridzin Rinpoche by Dr. Tsultrim Sanggye. This area has recently been attacked by locusts that have destroyed the villagers’ potato crops and maybe some precious herbs, too. Please help us send them food and other essentials. Tsultrim Sanggye was born in East… Read more
Today is the anniversary of the great Bönpo drubthob-mahasiddha Tsewang Rigdzin. To mark this special day, we are releasing a bilingual Tibetan-English version of Tsewang Rigdzin’s collection of aspirational prayers known as The Precious Mala (or simply as Tsewang Mönlam) / །ཚེ་དབང་སྨོན་ལམ་དོན་འདུས་རིན་ཆེན་ཕྲེང་བ་བཞུགས།
The oldest Tibetan refugee settlement in Nepal has been hit by locusts. We are currently collecting money for essential food supplies. The refugee camp of Nordzin Ling in Dhorpatan is extremely important to all Bönpos because it was the first home for many Tibetan Bönpos who had to flee Tibet. And the first monastery in exile was built here, too. Nordzin Ling was established thanks to the work of Yongdzin Rinpoche’s disciple, 32nd Abbot of Menri Monastery Sonam Lodrö and generous help from the Red Cross.
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: