Shenten Dargye Ling

Yungdrung Bön


A present for Yondzin Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche

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To thank HE Tenzin Yongdzin Namdak Rinpoche for having granted us with the initiation of the Medicine Buddha, Sangye Mänlha, we decided to offer him a gift in the name of all. The idea was to offer something authentic, beautiful, useful and symbolizing the uninterrupted tradition, in this case, a French tradition. Our choice settled on a complete coffee service in Limoges porcelain from the Haviland house. The gift was purchased before and offered to our Master, at the end of initiation.


The Gratitude Long Life Mandala Offering to His Holiness the 33rd Menri Trizen Lungtok Tenpa'i Nyima Rinpoche

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His Holiness 33rd Menri Trizen Rinpoche

Gratitude Tenshug Organizing Committee

An Announcement for the Faithful Worldwide Followers of Yungdrung Bon:

The members of the Gratitude Tenshug Committee are currently making preparations to offer The Gratitude Long Life Mandala Offering to His Holiness the 33rd Menri Trizin Lungtok Tenpa'i Nyima Rinpoche on the auspicious day of November 1, 2016 and we hope that many people will be able to attend this ceremony.

As many of you know, the Gratitude Long Llfe Mandala Offering Ceremonies for His Holiness 33rd Menri Trizin Rinpoche and His Eminence Yongdzin Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche was announced earlier and the ceremony for His Eminence Yongdzin Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche at Triten Norbutse Monastery was completed with great success.

However, due to the health issues of His Holiness 33rd Menri Trizin Rinpoche, the Gratitude Long Llfe Mandala Offering could not be presented to him as it was necessary for him to stay in the US for medical treatment. Fortunately, with the grace of the protectors and deities, and the prayers of the faithful worldwide followers, His Holiness is now in great health and has returned to Menri Monastery where he continues his great work on behalf of sentient beings.

Therefore, being mindful of this great opportunity, we hope that all of you will be able to participate in the this Gratitude Long Life Mandala Offering on November 1, 2016 at Menri Monastery in Dholaltji, India. This is a great and rare opportunity and we encourage you to take part in this historical event. The merit of offering a Long Life Mandala to the lama is inconceivable.

The Gratitude Tenshug Organizing Committee

Long life ceremonies - Tenshug 2016

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His Holiness Lungtog Tenpai Nyima Rinpoche and His Eminence Yongdzin Lopon Tendzin Namdhak Rinpoche

Dear Sangha members and friends,

I would like to share with you my concern about the health of His Holiness Lungtog Tenpai Nyima Rinpoche, abbot of Menri Monastery, and leader of the worldwide Bon community.

Also I would like to inform you about the ceremonies that will be held for the long life of both His Holiness and His Eminence Yongdzin Lopon Tendzin Namdhak Rinpoche.

His Holiness’ health

As you probably know since the summer of 2015 His Holiness has been experiencing health issues. Currently he is in New York undergoing medical treatment. I like to request all of you to practice for his quick recovery and long life. You can recite the long life mantra of Tsewang Rigdzin, recite the four-line prayer dedicated to his the long life or dedicate any other positive practice.

Long life ceremonies - Tenshug

During the month of April, two ceremonies will be held for the long life of His Holiness and Yongdzin Rinpoche, the most senior spiritual masters of the Yungdrung Bon tradition.

With the performance of these ceremonies we ask for their continued presence and we express our gratitude for the work they have done to secure the survival of the Yungdrung Bon religion and to invigorate its life.

The dates are confirmed to be the 8th of April for His Holiness and the 21st of April for Yongdzin Rinpoche.

Though the dates have been confirmed the location where the ceremony for His Holiness will be held is not yet decided. This may be either in Menri Monastery in India, or in the United States. I will inform you as soon as this has been decided.

The ceremony for Yongdzin Rinpoche will take place in Triten Norbutse in Nepal. I would like to welcome all those who can to attend physically and those who cannot be present in person to participate through their prayers and good intentions. 

Khenpo Tenpa Yundrung Rinpoche

* Update 13th March 2016

Dear Sangha members and friends,

Following my earlier message about the health of His Holiness Lungtog Tenpai Nyima Rinpoche I would now like to let you know that it has been decided that the long life ceremony for His Holiness will be performed in Menri monastery in India. On April 8th according to the original schedule.

It is however uncertain if His Holiness will be able to be present. It is more likely His Holiness will be remain in the United States.

Khenpo Tenpa Yungdrung Rinpoche

Long life mantra


Long-life prayer to His Holiness Lungtog Tenpai Nyima





The embodiment of the essence of the wisdom, compassion and knowledge of the infinite Buddhas and Bodhisattvas of the ten directions,


The one who performs the enlightened activities of spreading the rich profound doctrines of (the Buddha) Shenrab Miwo,


May you, Lungtok Tenpe Nyima, the sun of the doctrine of precepts and knowledge, be always shining!

Long-life prayer to Yongdzin Rinpoche




Lord of the doctrines of the three trainings and Protector of sentient beings,


Emanation of Kunzhi Nyewang, perfected with power and wisdom,


The one who performs the pure activities of upholding and maintaining the doctrines of Sutra, Tantra and the Natural State of Dzogpa Chenpo.


I pray to you, Yongdzin Mawai Wangpo, the lord of the speech, holder of knowledge and compassion!

Message from Triten Norbutse Monastery

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Dear Friends and Supporters of Triten Norbutse,

First of all I want to convey a special greetings, prayers and thanks to you all from our beloved teacher Yongdzin Rinpoche!

I on behalf of entire community of Triten Norbutse Monastery would like to thank you for your generous support. We received your contributions either directly from individuals or through Triten Norbutse Association and Shenten Dargye Ling in France, Yungdrung Bön Stiftung in Germany, Ligmincha Institute and Himalayan Bön Foundation in U.S.A., Lopon’s Friend in Mexico, EVA in Switzerland, Thousand Star Foundation from Thailand and other groups from Japan, Poland, Mexico, Tibet, China and India. Your help has been a great support for us during the disastrous condition we faced due to the devastating earthquake in Nepal. With your help we could manage to provide emergency needs not only for the monks in the monastery, but also foods, medicine, tents and materials for temporary shelter to many people in the remote mountainous villages that were strongly hit by the quake.

A team of our members consisting of monks and lay people made several arduous trips to remote mountainous villages to help. An overview of some of the activities that we conducted in order to help is as follows:

  • Distribution of food and tarpaulin to villagers in Lapsiphedi, Kathmandu.
  • Distribution of food to 265 families in Sindupalchowk ward no. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 9 villages.
  • Distribution of food to the villages of Teen Ghare, Ranibhan and Gairi Gaon areas that are neighbors to the monastery.
  • Three days free health camp and distribution of medicines to local people. Free access to the traditional Tibetan medicine clinic and the small clinic of the monastery is being provided until end of this year for the quake victims.
  • Distribution of rain coats, rain boots and other necessary stationary and gifts to 365 students of Bhumeshowri High School that is badly affected by the quake in Helambhu, Sindhupalchowk -1.
  • Distribution of zinc coated metal sheets for temporary shelter to 51 families who lost their houses totally in Shingantse village of Helambhu, Sindhupalchowk.
  • Distribution of food and two big tents for community gathering for another village in Helambhu, Sindhupalchowk.
  • Distribution of food and rain boots to Lubra villagers. Distribution of food, stationaries, rain coats and boots to school children in Lubra and distribution of cement and zinc coated metal sheets for rebuilding of the local school building that collapsed during the earth quake.

As you have seen through the news, the quake was such calamity that took the lives of at least 9000 people, injured tens of thousands of people and left much more without family and home. Precious ancient monuments and historical sites were destroyed and lost forever.

As for the monastery, there were no structural damages according to the report of Rapid Visual Damage Assessment (RVDA) made of a team of certified engineers. However, we do have major cracks and severe damages on the monastery buildings that require to be repaired or partially rebuild. The major damages have occurred on the daily prayer assembly hall down below the main monks residence, rooftop pagoda of the main temple, rooftop small pagoda of the prayer wheel house and the butter lamp house that was built on the rooftop of the old monks residence and Lili Bangbang - the round butter lamp house near the yellow stupa. The old Labrang (Rinpoche’s residence) building has some big cracks. The oldest building complex is safe and without much damages. However, as the foundation and building structure was not perfectly done when it was built, engineers suggest replacement or rebuilding of the structure in the future for better assurance of security.

The team of engineers suggested rectification and repairs of the damaged buildings. The engineers also indicated the need for building a strong retaining wall along the steep areas of the site for ensuring future security and protection. The size and the design of the retaining walls have to be determined on the basis of the soil test report that is being conducted now.

The monks were deeply shocked by the quake and they had been staying in the tents for over two and half months. They cooperatively gave hands in rescue works efforts carried by international search teams as well as local people. The prayers have been the source of hope and protection; therefore monks daylily conducted the special prayers that were advised by Yongdzin Rinpoche for both those who died and for the living.

We once again want to wholeheartedly thank you for being with us and for the unfailing support you have provided to us. We keep you all in our prayers.

Wishing you all good health and lasting happiness, 

Khenpo Tenpa Yungdrung Rinpoche
(On behalf of Triten Norbutse Monastery and its community)

Message from Yongdzin Rinpoche

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Message from Yongdzin Rinpoche

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 deceased 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

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