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Tummo II & III with Khenpo Tenpa Yungdrung Rinpoche
May 25-27 & November 3-5, 2018 | Boulder, CO

During these three day retreats, Rinpoche will continue covering the Kusum Rangshar, an important traditional text of Dzogchen written by the famous Shardza Tashi Gyaltsen Rinpoche. These teachings will continue instructions and practice of Tummo (Inner Heat Yoga) as a supporting practice to abiding in the Natural State.


Message from Yongdzin Rinpoche concerning recent earthquake in Nepal

Dear dharma friends and people of Nepal,

The natural disaster caused by the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal and neighbouring countries on April 25, 2015, left the monks and me shocked and sad.

I have been following the news. In Nepal it has caused the loss of thousands of lives. Innumerable people are suffering from injuries and the loss of their family members and loved ones. People are in distress and panic. Many precious, historical and ancient monuments were destroyed.

While our monks and nuns from Triten Norbutse Monastery are physically safe, we all deeply feel for the many victims of this tragedy. With heartfelt condolences I offer my prayers for the all the victims of the catastrophe, the diseased and the alive.

I would further request and advice all the Lamas, Geshes, monks and nuns, Yogis and practitioners of Yungdrung Bon to offer their prayers, recite the three essential mantras and offer lamps dedicated to all the victims and for the rapid restoration of peace and happiness in Nepal and on the earth in general.

With many prayers,
Yongdzin Lopon Tenzin Namdak

An Appeal for Help

For Himalayan Bon Foundation, USA from Khenpo Tenpa Yungdrung Rinpoche

First, please accept my deep respect and prayers for your well-being. It is a great honor for me to have this opportunity to communicate with you through this medium.

The Himalayan Region has long been the home of diverse spiritual traditions with different backgrounds of philosophy and culture. A history of tolerance and peaceful abiding has connected the divergent religious, cultural and national communities. The people of this region are blessed with the inspiration of peace and harmony. This is, in fact, the land of the Buddha, the embodiment of Love, Compassion and Wisdom.

In spite of the impoverished material conditions and difficult political changes that the Bon people have faced throughout history, the value of Love, Compassion, Wisdom and peace has never been lost to our people. This is our fortunate tradition. The spiritual integrity deeply rooted in every person of Bonpo society, regardless of gender, social status or power, is a great wealth that we can contribute to the world. This is our inner most treasure that needs to be preserved for the growth of our people and for humanity. It is a great light with which we can find the right direction and an instrument with which we can resolve problems of Bon culture and religion. It is the core of Yungdung Bon.

To create a happy and peaceful life and ultimately a better world we need:

To provide education for our children with
Love, Compassion and Wisdom

To support physical development in our villages with
Love, Compassion and Wisdom

To encourage economic growth in our country with
Love, Compassion and Wisdom

To contribute to the building of the Himalayan society with
Love, Compassion and Wisdom

Without Love, Compassion and Wisdom, peace and happiness are empty dry words.

Yungdrung Bon religion, of which Trinten Norbutse Monastery and I represent, is one of the oldest living religions in the world. Bon has been present in the Himalayan region for thousands for years. The Himalayan region of Tibet, Dolpo, Mustang, Sikkim and Bhutan have been home for many great Bon masters and priceless, ancient Bon wisdom treasures.

Due to the geographic remoteness, harsh climate, low income and lack of infrastructure, the Himalayan Bon people continue their arduous struggle with the limitations of daily life. Two divergent results have arisen from their ancient lifestyle:

Advantageously, ancient wisdom has been transmitted uninterrupted for centuries and miraculously preserved to benefit modern people in our time.

The disadvantage continues to be felt a great cost to the Himalayan people who suffer from insufficient basic needs, lack of health care and inadequate education.

I am certain that a solution must be found. It seems that the best solutions come from the community as the members have clear knowledge about the conditions of their land and the needs of their people. The need to establish a school where local children are provided with standard modern education along with traditional knowledge of their own religion and culture it vital. The Triten Norbutse Institution, Bonpo Foundation, Zhang Zhung Meri Bon Cultural Society, Dolpo Bon Society and the Tapi Rhitsa School are all currently performing in such a role. Supporting these institutions is both critically important and timely.

Standing firmly on the ground of Love, Compassion and Wisdom, and the ground from which humanity arises, I see the great importance and need for preserving our precious spiritual and noble cultural traditions. I am inspired and encouraged to pursue this goal for our children and for future generations.

Please accept my thanks for your generosity in supporting Himalayan Bon Foundation efforts to preserve our religious tradition and cultural heritage. As the Abbott of Trinten Norbutse Manastery and as one of the directors of the Himalayan Bon Foundation, I would like to encourage you to continue your kind and noble actions of generosity that promote harmony in spiritual and temporal wellbeing of the people of the world.

Thank you very much!
Khenpo Tenpa Yungdrung,
Triten Norbutse Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal

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