Important notice from Triten Norbutse Monastery
Announcement of the 25thAnniversary of the Foundation of the Yungdrung Bon Academy of Higher Studies at Triten Norbutse Monastic Seat of the Yungdrung Bon Tradition
To the attention of all members of the international Bon community, from the office of Triten Norbutse Monastery
Through his profound benevolence, our root lama and teacher, the Master of Speech, Yongdzin Lopon Rinpoche who is the central pillar of the Bon doctrine of the enlightened ones that is our source of benefit and happiness, performed inconceivable virtuous deeds entirely for the sake of the well-being of the teaching and of living beings. Above all, over the abbacies of five Menri throne-holders, he trained many scholarly geshes and venerable practitioners with the nectar of teaching and realization. As the holder of the lineage of complete and unerring doctrine of monastic discipline, tantra and Dzogchen practice of Yungdrung Bön, during the time of stormy turmoil in Tibet, he rescued the lamp of the precious doctrine of the enlightened ones from its perilous state. By establishing both the Bon settlement of New Thobgyal and Pal Shenten Menri Ling monastery in India, he once more reignited the great fire of the teaching and practice traditions of the Incomparable One – Nyamme Sherab Gyaltsen. Amongst his many virtuous deeds, in 1987, Triten Norbutse Monastery was founded, where in 1994 he established the teaching and practice communities of Yungdrung Bön Academy of Higher Studies that provides full teachings of the study and practice of the sutra, tantra and Dzogchen systems of Bon, as well as the ten cultural sciences. A full 25 years have passed since then, and in the course of this quarter-century, here in this monastic seat, the preservation, protection and dissemination of the doctrine that the master and the geshes who are his disciples have assured through teaching, debating and writing, have produced more than a hundred graduates of the dialectics and meditation schools, representing the fruit of this training. As an auspicious event to mark these twenty-five years we have decided to hold a ceremonial gathering from the 22ndto the 30thof January 2020. Furthermore, since this will coincide with H.E. Yongdzin Rinpoche’s attainment of 95 years of age, in remembrance of the great kindness of the master who is our refuge, and to pray for his long life, we will honour him with an extensive mandala offering. All members of the international Bön community, friends and well-wishers, wherever you may live in the world, are warmly invited.
Whether or not you are able to be present on this occasion, for the sake of the happiness of sentient beings and especially for the long life and to accomplish the aspiration of H.E. Yongdzin Rinpoche, all the devotees are kindly encouraged to participate in the ceremony by accumulating recitations of the long life prayer and mantras; and if you wish to participate in the ceremonies by making an offering, please contact directly to the office of Triten Norbutse.
Office of Triten Norbutse
Phone: +977 1 4890229 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
22–23 January, 2020 – Fifth International Conference on Bon
25–26 January, 2020 – Ceremony to mark the 25thanniversary of the foundation of the Academy
27 January – Mandala offering for the long life of Yongdzin Rinpoche
28–30 January – Teachings and initiations for all participants