Gyalwa Shentsang: The Living Descendants of Buddha Tönpa Shenrab
On the auspicious occasion of Buddha Tönpa Shenrab's 18,035th Birthday, we are delighted to present this short video in which Yongdzin Rinpoche talks about the Shen family lineage and the Buddha's living descendants.
On the crown of our heads we cherish Mu Shen father and sons
Imbued with Buddha's Body, Speech and Mind,
Precious pearls on the unbroken garland
Of Pure and Perfect Tönpa Shenrab's family line.
The Living Descendants of Buddha Tönpa Shenrab
"This short video is an interview with Yongdzin Rinpoche, his exact words, edited by Nagru Geshe Gelek Jinpa and Kalme Tsewang in Shenten Dargye Ling, France, January 2018.
Special thanks to: Dulwai Khenpo Samten Tsugphü, Abbot of Vinaya at Triten Norbutse Monastery, Nepal; Pönzang Geshe Mönlam; Christophe Moulin; Carol Ermakova, and Dmitry Ermakov."
We are happy to announce a new public book published by FPYB this month.
JAMMA: WISDOM GODDESS OF COMPASSION AND LOVING-KINDNESS, is a small booklet containing Oral Teachings and Essential Instructions by Yongdzin Lopön Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche and Nagru Geshe Gelek Jinpa and includes a very special prayer to Thugje Jamma in Tibetan and English which has, until now, only been an oral tradition.
As Yongdzin Rinpoche remarked while giving these teachings in September, 2001, we are living in very uncertain times when it is important to use our practice for the benefit of all.
"You might wonder as to the purpose of reciting this [...]
There are many kinds of enemies, both inner and outer. Inside there is your own ignorance, anger, desire, pride, envy and so on, and these inner enemies create all the outer enemies both visible and invisible; whatever exists [...] In this case, we need to visualize the female form, the Loving Goddess, because she is the Sovereign of Protection. She is like a mother. She cares for and saves all sentient beings. So it is necessary to ask her to help us, to take refuge in her, and to ask her to protect all sentient beings." [Jamma, p. 5]
You can order this booklet here: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/yungdrung_bon
Softback, 14 pages, £2.00 excl. VAT + P&P
We are very happy to announce the publication of a new book of Bönpo teachings: APPROACHING DZOGCHEN according to the Athri Cycle.
This book is an edited transcript of the discourse given by Kyabje Menri Tridzin Lungtog Tenpai Nyima Rinpoche during his visit to Shenten Dargye Ling Bönpo centre, France, in 2010. The teachings are based on Athri Bönpo Dzogchen cycle and contain clear and lucid instructions on approaching Dzogchen, starting from Preliminary Practices right up to the Introduction to the Natural State of Mind, Dzogchen itself.
Kyabje Menri Tridzin Rinpoche's unique teaching style combines scholastic brilliance and profound personal experience with humour and a knowledge of life's sometimes harsh realities. This book will be equally useful to all, from those who have just discovered the Yungdrung Bön tradition to academicians and scholars, students and practitioners.
You can order this book here: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/yungdrung_bon
Today is Tönpa Shenrab's birthday, and we are delighted to announce the publication of a new public book of Yongdzin Rinpoche's precious teachings:
THE FOUR WHEELS OF BÖN - །།བོན་འཁོར་ཚིག་བཞི།།
Yongdzin Rinpoche has often taught from this text, originally proclaimed by Buddha Tönpa Shenrab himself, and here we have compiled these oral instructions into a complete short volume.
This book contains detailed teachings on the very basis of our practice - compassion and Bodhichitta, the Ten Paramitas, the Ten Negative and Virtuous Actions - as well as very clear, logical explanations on how karma works, how to deal with thoughts, and, ultimately, how to rest in the Nature of our own mind.
As Yongdzin Rinpoche himself says:
"These four lines are what we call The Four Wheels of Bön. They are the foundation and the essential summary for all kinds of methods and practices found in Yungdrung Bön."
Since the teachings contained in this volume form the very foundation for the practice and study of Yungdrung Bön, it will bring benefit to all, from those who are just beginning to take an interest in this most ancient and authentic spiritual tradition to those who have already been studying and practising for many years, as well as to academicians and Bönpo scholars. This discourse combines the oral translation of the original text with the direct instructions coming from the mind of the Teacher of Teachers - Yongdzin Rinpoche, the most illustrious and erudite Bönpo master and scholar of our times.
Title: The Four Wheels of Bön
Sub Title: །།བོན་འཁོར་ཚིག་བཞི།།
Author: Lopon Tenzin Namdak, Trnscr. & Ed. Carol Ermakova, Dmitry Ermakov
No. of Pages: 90
Year of Publication: 2016
Publisher: Foundation for the Preservation of Yungdrung Bön
Price: £7.81 (excl. VAT and P&P)
We are happy to announce that a new transcript of Yongdzin Rinpoche's teachings is now available.
This volume contains very essential instructions and commentaries by Yongdzin Rinpoche on YINGRIG DZÖ - The Treasury of the Awareness of the Natural State: The Secret Ornament of Certainty / Dbyings rig rin po che'i mdzod gsang ba nges pa'i rgyan, a seminal work on Dzogchen by Shardza Trashi Gyaltsen, which is the source of his better known book Kunzang Nyingthig / Heartdrops of Dharmakaya / Kun bzang snying tig gi don 'grel ba bzhugs so.
We have been informed that the first edition, released in 2013 for those who attended the retreat in Buddhasweg, Germany, is now out of print, so this second edition is intended for students of Yongdzin Rinpoche as well as for anyone who has received teachings on Shardza Rinpoche's Heartdrops of Dharmakaya.
If you would like a copy, please send a message via
confirming you qualify to receive this book, and we will then send you a direct order link.
As several publications are now available, please clearly state: Yingrig Dzö in the message title.
90 pages, price £6.30 GBP (excluding VAT) + postage&packing.
May all be auspicious!
We are pleased to announce that the transcript of Yongdzin Rinpoche's teachings on "Drenpa Serdam: Oral Instructions of the Eighty Wrathful Khandro called the Precious Golden Lamp" given this month in Shenten Dargye Ling is now available.
For those of you who attended last year's teaching in BuddhasWeg and already have the 2014 transcript, we have produced a second volume which contains only the 2015 teachings.
For those of you who attended this year's teachings and do not have volume one, we have produced a complete edition containing the full teachings from both 2014 and 2015.
Both books are available by mail order directly from the publisher. If you have attended either of the retreats on Drenpa Serdam, you can visit Foundation for the Preservation of Yungdrung Bon website and send us an email from the Contact Us page.
We will then send you an order link.
PLEASE STATE CLEARLY WHICH BOOK YOU WISH TO ORDER and confirm you attended one of these retreats with Yongdzin Rinpoche.
On the auspicious occasion of a super moon lunar eclipse coinciding with the anniversary of Mucho Demdrug turning the Wheel of Bon and initiating the Doctrine of Speech, we are delighted to publish this spontaneous oral teaching given by Yongdzin Rinpoche for the Zhang Zhung Nyengyud Gomdra group in Shenten Dargye Ling earlier this month!
This short but wonderful teaching includes a concise explanation of the Five Stages of Thögal visions and, following Rinpoche's advice, we are happy to make it available to all his Dzogchen students.
If you would like a copy, please send a message via
confirming you received Dzogchen teachings from Yongdzin Rinpoche and we will then send you a direct order link. As several publications are now available, please state clearly which book you want. Price £3.50 GBP + postage&packing.
There was a temporary problem with this link but it is now fixed.
Merits of this publication are dedicated to Olga Tivodor.
May all be auspicious!
wie längst versprochen, hier die Deutsche Übersetzung der Transkription von Drenpa Serdam, die Belehrung die Yongdzin Rinpoche letztes Jahr in Buddhas Weg gegeben hat. Herzlichen Dank an Waltraud Benzing für ihre fleißige Arbeit! Clicken sie bitte hier.
On this auspicious occasion of Zhang Zhung Losar and the 90th birthday of our precious master Yongdzin Rinpoche, we are delighted to announce the release of a new publication: The Seven Mirrors of Dzogchen / རྫོགས་ཆེན་མེ་ལོང་བདུན་པ་བཞུགས་སོ།, an edited oral translation and commentary by Yongdzin Rinpoche.
This publication is for all who have received teachings on The Seven Mirrors of Dzogchen from a qualified Bonpo lama.
For more information please visit here.
We are happy to announce the launch of a new feature on our Foundation for the Preservation of Yungdrung Bon website: a news page.
You can visit this page to find out the latest information on new articles, publications and multimedia presentations as well as other news. Updates will also be posted on the Foundation's Facebook page as usual:
We are also pleased to be able to tell you about a multimedia presentation dealing with the complex concept of Bla which is now available via the website. This presentation, Bla - the mysterious Bönpo 'soul': its ramifications in meditation, rituals and healing, is an illustrated lecture exploring bla in relation to many aspects of life, death and practice. Slides include photographs taken during a bla 'gugs ritual performed by Yongdzin Lopon Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche in Shenten Dargye Ling, 2010.
The presentation was originally given by Dmitry Ermakov at Oxford University, March 2014, when he was invited to speak at the Oriental Institute for the Tibetan Studies programme. We are delighted to be able to make it available to you all now.