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His Holiness Menri Trizin passed away

 

Dear sangha members,

On behalf of Shenten Dargye Ling, with sadness we announce that His Holiness Menri Trizin, the spiritual leader of worldwide Bön sangha, passed away yesterday, September 14th, at his residence in Menri monastery in India, surrounded by the monastic community.

Lamas and sangha members at Shenten Dargye Ling are performing prayers and offerings and encourage everybody to recite the Guru Yoga prayer and to engage in virtuous actions, in order to feel connected to the lineage holder and to the wisdom tradition he represents.

Shenten Dargye Ling Congregation and Association

You can read the official statement from Yung Drung Bön Monastic Centre Society below.

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Convocation / General Assembly of the Association Shenten Dargye Ling 2017

The General Assembly of the Association will be held on wednesday, 2nd of August 2017 at 17.30h.

A present for Yondzin Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche

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.



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

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

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


SO DRUM A KAR MU LA TING NAM OD DU MU YE TSHE NI DZA



Long-life prayer to His Holiness Lungtog Tenpai Nyima


EMAHO

Marvellous!


RAB JAM CHOK CHU GYAL WA SE CHE KYI

KYEN TSE YE SHE NGO WO CHIK DU PA

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


ZAB GYE SHEN TEN PEL WE T’RIN LE CHEN

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


LUNGTOK TEN PE NYI MA TAK CHAR SHOK

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



Long-life prayer to Yongdzin Rinpoche


E MA HO

Marvellous!


LAP SUM TEN PÈ DAK NYI DRO WÈ GÖN

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


KÜN KHYEN NYI WANG NAM RÖL GONG TSÈL DZOK

Emanation of Kunzhi Nyewang, perfected with power and wisdom,


DO DÉ NGAK KYI NÈ LUK DZOK PA CHÈ

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


TEN PA DZIN KYONG T’RIN LÈ NAM PAR DAK YONG DZIN MA WÈ WANG POR SÖL WA DEP

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

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