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Stages of A-Khrid Meditation, Dzogchen Practice of the Bon Tradition
By: Bru-sgom rGyal-ba g.yung-drung
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This work represents one tradition of the system of meditation known as "The Great Perfection" (rdzogs pa chen po), in the form of a methodical and practical guide for those noble beings who set themselves the task of leading others to enlightenment through the practice of the Great Perfection.
Inexhaustible Miracles
Inexhaustible Miracles: The Ten Perfections on the Path of Compassionate Beings
By: Tempa Dukte Lama
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The Ten Perfections are keys that open the door to inexhaustible miracles in our life. They are heart practices of compassionate beings through which we perfect our actions of body, speech, and mind. The Ten Perfections are manifestations of compassion in our living experience. The Ten Perfections are divided into two parts. The first five are the causal Perfections: the Perfections of generosity, wholesome conduct, patience, effort and concentration. The second five are the Perfections of fruition: The Perfections of power, aspirational prayers, skillful means, and discriminating awareness. As compassionate beings, we nurture our wholesome qualities through the causal Perfections. Once our practice bears fruit, the Perfections become a skillful means to help all beings. The qualities of the Ten Perfections and their expressions in our lives are infinite on the path to realizing our awakened nature.
Intimate Mind
Intimate Mind: Illuminating Emotion and Transformation
By: Tempa Dukte Lama
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Our recognition of our potential to awaken is the basis of the spiritual practice according to Bon. Through this knowledge we have the choice to either remain as we are or to transform our mind and our life. This thought that turns the mind toward its essence is the aspiration of the Intimate Mind. It allows us to approach whatever we encounter with genuine feelings of love, compassion, and care; a capacity that is calm and poised keeping us strong, stable, and clear, without fear, chaos or judgment. Tempa Dukte Lama helps us remember our potential of innate goodness. Based on this recognition, he offers teachings from the three Bon paths of Sutra, Tantra, and Dzogchen that will guide us on the path of transformation.
Tibetan Sound Healing: Seven Guided Practices for Clearing Obstacles, Accessing Positive Qualities, and Uncovering your Inherent Wisdom
By: Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
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Seven Guided Practices for Clearing Obstacles, Accessing Positive Qualities, and Uncovering your Inherent Wisdom

One of the world's oldest unbroken spiritual traditions is that of the Bon people, the indigenous people of Tibet, whose teachings predate the arrival of Buddhism. These traditions have survived political persecution and upheaval thanks to the efforts of a handful of dedicated lamas such as Bon lineage holder Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche. Now with Tibetan Sound Healing, practitioners can connect to the ancient sacred sounds of the Bon practice and through them, activate the healing potential of the natural mind.
On Zhang Zhung
By: Seigbert Hummel
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The country of Zhang-zhung, the stronghold of the ancient Bon religion, is generally believed to have been situated at the western end of Tibet, in the region around Mount Kailasa. Religious Bon texts handed down to us in Tibetan translations mention the fact that these texts were originally written in the language of Zhang-zhung, but due to the scarcity of material in this language, many scholars tended to dismiss this as a fabrication of the Bonpos.
Instructions on the Primordial A
Instructions on the Primordial A, The Fifteen Sessions of Practice, Guru Yoga, and Phowa Teachings
By: Jean-Luc Achard
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The Fifteen Sessions of Practice, Guru-yoga, Instructions without Characteristics, and Phowa Teachings By Jean-Luc Achard This volume is mostly based on the French translations and abridgements that have been prepared as private complements to the teachings of HH Menri Trizin Rinpoche (Lungtok Tenpai Nyima) given in the USA and which have been transcribed for the Bonpo Foundation. The present work is actually a very humble contribution to the knowledge of the A khrid system of teachings dedicated to the long life of His Holiness and to support his activities in respect of the tradition and the continuity of its principles.
Heart Essence of the Khandro: Experiential Instructions on Bonpo Dzogchen
Heart Essence of the Khandro: Experiential Instructions on Bonpo Dzogchen
By: Yongdzin Lopon Tenzin Namdak Carol Ermakova and Dmitry Ermakov, Nagu Geshe Gelek Jinpa
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It is rare to find a recorded lineage of female teachers in either Bon or Tibetan Buddhism, but here thirty heart teachings of Bon Khandro are being made publicly available in English for the first time. In fact, this book combines many unique features in one concise volume. First and foremost, the Dzogchen Yetri Thasel Mogyud, a succession of women from all over Central and Inner Asia who received precious Dzogchen teachings, and went on to achieve complete Buddhahood within one lifetime.
Chod Practice in the Bon Tradition
Chod Practice in the Bon Tradition
By: Alejandro Chaoul
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This book is the first to trace the history of Chod practice in Tibet's indigenous Bon tradition. Chod ("cutting through") is a meditative practice in which the practitioner imagines offering his or her body in sacrifice through elaborate contemplative visualization. Although a meditative practice, Chod is not done sitting comfortably on a cushion in a shrine room, but instead is often practiced in terrifying places like cemeteries or charnal grounds.
Heart Drops of Dharmakaya
Heart Drops of Dharmakaya
By: Shardra Tashi Gyaltsen
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Here for the first time in English is a complete Dzogchen meditation manual from the ancient religious tradition of Tibet known as Bon. The Kunzang Nying-tig by Shardza Tashi Gyaltsen is a powerful and practical instructional text which cuts to the heart of Dzogchen meditation. Dzogchen is regarded by Bonpos as the highest and most esoteric religious practice.
Treasury of Good Sayings, A History of Bon
By: Samten Karmay
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The Legs bshad mdzod, which is here edited and translated into English for the first time, is a history of Tibetan religion known as Bon. It gives a full account of this ancient religion, its origins and development, its struggles against the later imported Buddhism, and its fight for survival in spite of persecution and even abolition on two occasions. The reassembly of the scriptures dispersed at these times is major object of attention.
Opening the Door to Bon
Opening the Door to Bon
By: Nyima Dakpa Rinpoche
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Bon, the ancient pre-Buddhist religion of Tibet, is still practiced today, with a rapidly growing number of readers interested in the shamanism and magic that are part of its complete path to liberation. Full of practical and explicit instructions, this handbook for Westerners details the outer and inner fundamental Bon practices. This volume is part of a first wave of Bon books that are finding an enthusiastic North American audience.
Bonpo Dzogchen Teachings
By: Lopon Tenzin Namdak & John Myrdhin Reynolds (editor)
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Nowadays there are two principal philosophical traditions followed by Tibetan Lamas. The first is found among the Sarmapas, or Newer Schools, which employ the Prasangika Madhyamaka view of Chandrakirti, not only in explicating the real meaning of the Sutra system but also in their interpretation of the Tantras. The second is found among the two Older Schools, the Nyingmapa and the Bonpo, which emphasize the Dzogchen point of view in elucidating their understanding of the Higher Tantras. Among the Older Schools, Dzogchen, “the Great Perfection”, which lies beyond the process of Tantric transformation, is regarded as the quintessential teaching of the Buddha, pointing directly to the Nature of Mind and its intrinsic awareness, known as Rigpa.
Travelling with the Master: Pilgrimage into the Heartland of the Yungdrung Bon Tradition<br>By: Florens van Raab van Canstein
Travelling with the Master: Pilgrimage into the Heartland of the Yungdrung Bon Tradition
By: Florens van Raab van Canstein
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In 2007 the main Teacher of the Yungdrung Bon tradition, Yongdzin Lopon Tendzin Namdhak, visits his native country, Tibet. He invites the writer of this book, Florens van Raab van Canstein, to join him. Yungdrung Bon is the native religion of Tibet and the source of its culture. The tradition is heir to a vast body of ancient spiritual teachings that lead to Buddhahood. The ancient pilgrimage-sites and the yogis that lived there, give us an introduction to spiritual practice in the Bon tradition.
Three Precepts: From the Oral Transmission
Three Precepts: From the Oral Transmission of the Great Perfection in Zhangzhung
By: Lopon Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche / Jean-Luc Achard
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The full title of the text presented in this volume is The Four Lamps of the Arising Mode ('char tshui sgron ma bzhi) referring to the arising mode of the visions of the natural state explained according to four mometnts or Lamps. The notion of Lamps is to be understood here in a particular way, as a clarification associated with a specific theme or idea.  The visions of the natural state are collectively known as "the three manifestations" which are displays of sounds ( sgra), lights ( od) and rarys ( zer).  The manifestations which arise in this unceasing mode are defined as the natural expression or the dynamism of the non dual emptiness and Clarity of the Base.  They are explained here according to the four modalities:  1. their spontaneous abiding on the Base of the natural state, 2. their arising due to temporary causes or circumstances 3. their arising during the practice of the Path, and 4. their arising at the time of the Bardo.-
Philosophical View of the Great Perfection in the Tibetan Bon Religion
By: Donatella Rossi
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Dzogchen, or the Great Perfection, is considered by both Bonpos and the followers of the Nyingma School in Tibet to be the culmination of all spiritual teachings. The philosophical view of the Great Perfection introduces the individual to the knowledge of reality, which is one with the enlightened state of all beings.  In this book the Dzogchen view is presented in two Bonpo texts belonging to the revered terma (treasure0 and oral traditions, here for the first time translated and critically edited in their entirity.
Little Luminous Boy
Little Luminous Boy: The Oral Tradition from the Land of Zhangzhung depicted on two Tibetan Paintings
By: Samten G. Karmay
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A detailed exposition of the Bon secret oral tradition from Zhang-Zhung in western Tibet, and its transmission by recognized masters up till the present. Richly illustrated with exquisite details from two thangka paintings. A pioneering work by a highly renowned scholar, of interest to art historians as well as students of meditation and Tibetan religious and cultural traditions.

Unbounded Wholeness: Dzogchen, Bon, and the Logic of the Nonconceptual
By: Anne C. Klein & Tenzin Wangyal
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Dzogchen, meaning "great perfection" in Tibetan, is an advanced practice associated particularly with Bon, the native religion of Tibet, and the Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism. Both these traditions describe their teaching as comprising 'nine Ways' or paths of practice leading to enlightenment or realization, and in both classifications, Dzogchen is the ninth and highest Way. While its immediate associations are with these two traditions, Dzogchen is now taught in all Tibetan sects. In this book, Anne Klein, an American scholar of Buddhism, and Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, a native Tibetan who was one of the first to bring Dzogchen teachings to the west, provide a study and translation of the Authenticity of Open Awareness, a foundational text of the Bon Dzogchen tradition. This will be the first time any text from this tradition has been translated into any Western language, and as such will be a major contribution to the study of Tibetan religion and Eastern thought more generally. Klein and Rinpoche also provide extensive introductory and explanatory material that situates the text in the context of Tibetan thought and makes it accessible to nonspecialists.
Treasury of Good Sayings, A History of Bon
By: Karmy, Samten
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The Legs bshad mdzod, which is here edited and translated into English for the first time, is a history of Tibetan religion known as Bon. It gives a full account of this ancient religion, its origins and development, its struggles against the later imported Buddhism, and its fight for survival in spite of persecution and even abolition on two occasions. The reassembly of the scriptures dispersed at these times is major object of attention.
Divine Dyads Ancient Civilization in Tibet
By: John Vincent Bellezza
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Divine Dyads: Ancient Civilization in Tibet aims to comprehensively document the cultural and religious history of a neglected but vital part of Tibet, the Divine Dyads of the Byang thang. This work marshals a wide variety of resources in expounding the history and culture of these two areas, each revolving around a mountain and lake of epic geographical and mythological proportions. The focus of this work is the development of indigenous religion and mythology in these areas and its impact on the culture of the Byang thang and Tibet in general.
Bon: Its Encounter with Buddhism in Tibet
Bon: Its Encounter with Buddhism in Tibet
By: B. L. Bansal
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Bon is the native religion of Tibet while Buddhism was introduced into that country from India in the seventh century A.D. or there abouts under Royal patronage. This book is so designed as to help those who are interested to know about the Tibetan Religions particularly Buddhism and Bon and like to understand the distinction between them.
Drung, Deu and Bon  Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche
Drung, Deu and Bon
By: Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche
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Drung, Deu and Bon offers a rare opportunity to explore pre Buddhist Tibetan culture, presented within the three categories commonly described as the foundation of the kingdom of Tibet- drung (narrations), deu (symbolic languages), and the Bon tradition.
Masters of the Zhang Zhung Nyengyud
Masters of the Zhang Zhung Nyengyud: Pith instructions from the experiential transmission of Bonpo Dzogchen, transcribed and ed. by Carol Ermakova et al.
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Each master's heart teachings are printed alongside his full colour image. These reproductions of traditional tsakali initiation cards, painted in Tibet before the Chinese invasion, help the reader connect to the teachings in a direct and intimate way, and are an inspiring aid to Guru Yoga practice.
Mendrub: A Bonpo Ritual
Mendrub: A Bonpo Ritual for the Benefit of all Living Beings and for the Empowerment of Medicine Performed in Tsho, Dolpo
Marietta Kind
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This book takes us to an ancient enclave of Tibetan culture in Nepal - the region of Dolpo in the north-west. After outlining the key geographical, historical and religious features of the region, one exemplary case among the various ritual practices of the local Bon society is placed under closer scrutiny: the Mendrub ritual. The ceremony centres on a communal blessing bestowed by means of medicinal pills that have undergone ceremonial treatment during the ten days of the ritual. The benefits that can be gained by attending the ceremony and by consuming the consecrated medicine attract a large audience from all over Dolpo.
Oral Tradition From Zhang-Zhung
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The original Dzogchen teachings are found equally in the old, unreformed Tibetan schools of the Buddhist Nyingmapas and the pre- Buddhist Bonpos. These teachings are substantially the same in both schools in terms of meaning, terminology, and practice, both traditions justly claiming unbroken lineages of transmission coming down to the present day from the 8th century, and even before. Moreover, both schools assert that Dzogchen did not originate in Tibet itself, or even in India, but in Central Asia, variously known as Tazik and Uddiyana.
Practice of Dzogchen in the Zhang-Zhung Tradition of Tibet
Practice of Dzogchen in the Zhang-Zhung Tradition of Tibet: Translations from the The Gyalwa Chaktri of Druchen Gyalwa Yungdrung, and The Seven-fold Cycle of the Clear Light
By:John Myrdhin Reynolds (translator)
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Practice of Dzogchen in the Zhang-Zhung Tradition of Tibet, containing
translations from the Bonpo Dzogchen practice manual for the Zhang-zhung
Nyan-gyud, known as the Gyalwa Chaktri of Druchen Yungdrung, and from
the Odsal Dunkor, The Sevenfold Cycle of the Clear Light, being the Dark
Retreat practice from the same tradition, translated with commentaries
and notes by John Myrdhin Reynolds.
Dawn of Awareness
Dawn of Awareness: The Practice Manual for the Preliminaries of Dzogchen
By: Jean-Luc Achard
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In this book the teachings concerned with the Special Preliminaries of Dzogchen will be given according to the method of guidance instructions which in it's entire form  -  dealing with the main practice and concluding practices.- actually embraces the two other approaches of the method of direct confrontations ( ngyo sproud icyi lugs) and the method of guiding an erring host to a safer place ( mgron po la brgal ba la tshangs sprugs du gdab pa).
Four Lamps
Four Lamps: From the Oral Transmission of the Great Perfection in Zhangzhung
By: Jean-Luc Achard
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The full title of the text presented in this volume is The Four Lamps of the Arising Mode ('char tshui sgron ma bzhi) referring to the arising mode of the visions of the natural state explained according to four mometnts or Lamps. The notion of Lamps is to be understood here in a particular way, as a clarification associated with a specific theme or idea.  The visions of the natural state are collectively known as "the three manifestations" which are displays of sounds ( sgra), lights ( od) and rarys ( zer).  The manifestations which arise in this unceasing mode are defined as the natural expression or the dynamism of the non dual emptiness and Clarity of the Base.  They are explained here according to the four modalities:  1. their spontaneous abiding on the Base of the natural state, 2. their arising due to temporary causes or circumstances 3. their arising during the practice of the Path, and 4. their arising at the time of the Bardo.-
Precepts in Eight Chapters
Precepts in Eight Chapters: From the Oral Transmission of the Great Perfection in Zhangzhung
By: Jean-Luc Achard
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In this book the teachings concerned with the Special Preliminaries of Dzogchen will be given according to the method of guidance instructions which in it's entire form  -  dealing with the main practice and concluding practices.- actually embraces the two other approaches of the method of direct confrontations ( ngyo sproud icyi lugs) and the method of guiding an erring host to a safer place ( mgron po la brgal ba la tshangs sprugs du gdab pa).
Meditation on Clear Light
Meditation on Clear Light: From the Oral Transmission of the Great Perfection in Zhang Zhung
By: Lopon Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche
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In this book the teachings concerned with the Special Preliminaries of Dzogchen will be given according to the method of guidance instructions which in it's entire form  -  dealing with the main practice and concluding practices.- actually embraces the two other approaches of the method of direct confrontations ( ngyo sproud icyi lugs) and the method of guiding an erring host to a safer place ( mgron po la brgal ba la tshangs sprugs du gdab pa).
Main Dzogchen Practices
Main Dzogchen Practices: From the Oral Transmission of the Great Perfection in Zhang Zhung
By: Lopon Tenzin Namdak
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The first part of the text focuses on the direct introduction to the mind and the calm abiding with the well-known methods of fixation on the white A and the special Dzogchen preliminary practices of Rushen for searching the mind. The essential point of investigation includes the fixation on the white A and the Rushen, as well as the study of texts and teachings on the Dzogchen view. Thus it is not only a reflection on the mind and the nature of mind, but rather than following our thoughts and our consciousness we trace them back to their origin and discover their nature which is empty.
Experiential Transmission Drugyalwa Yungdrung
Experiential Transmission Drugyalwa Yungdrung, Volume Three
By: Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
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This cycle of teachings, belonging to the Zhang Zhung Nyen Gyu, The Oral Dzogchen Transmissionfrom the ancient country of Zhang Zhung, was started in the summer of 1996 in Austria. These teachings being the Direct Introduction into the Nature of the Boundless View of Dzogpachenpo contain the third part of the Experiential Transmission Drugyalwa Yungdrung.
Experiential Transmission Drugyalwa Yungdrung
Experiential Transmission Drugyalwa Yungdrung, Volume Two
By: Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
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A series of teachings on the Ngondro, Ngozhi and Clear Light Practices in the Dzogchen tradition. This cycle of teachings, belonging to the Zhang Zhung Nyen Gyu, The Oral Dzogchen Transmission from the ancient country of Zhang Zhung, was started in the summer of 1996 in Austria. These teachings being the Direct Introduction into the Nature of the Boundless View of Dzogpachenpo contain the third part of the Experiential Transmission Drugyalwa Yungdrung.
Precepts of the Dharmakaya
Precepts of the Dharmakaya Translation of The Twenty-One Little Nails
By: John Myrdhin Reynolds
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The root text and its commentary from the Zhang-Zhung Nyan Gyud Advanced Instructions on the Practice of Bonpo Dzogchen According to the Zhang-Zhong Tradition of Tibet.

The teachings of Bon are organized into nine ways, or nine vehicles to enlightenment, the ninth and highest of which is known as Dzogchen, "the Great Perfection." Among the four principal traditions of Bonpo Dzogchen, the oral tradition from the country of Zhang-zhung is of unique importance because it never became a Terma, or hidden treasure text rediscovered long after its original composition. The precepts of Dzogchen were said to have originated with the Primordial Buddha, Kuntu Zangpo, passing down at first through the Direct Mind-to-Mind Transmission and then later through the Oral Transmission of the Twenty-Four Masters
Nine Ways of Bon: Excerpts from gZi-brjid
Nine Ways of Bon: Excerpts from gZi-brjid
By: Snellgrove
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To practicing bonpos, Bon simply means the true religion of Tibet, while to Tibetan Buddhists, Bon refers to the false teachings and practices that were prevalent before Buddhism finally succeeded in gaining a firm hold on the country. The present study resulted from a period during which the author, a renowned scholar of Asian languages and cultures, was engaged in intense contact with practicing bonpos. It consists of the translation of fundamental texts of Bon, based on a manuscript of some 400 years of age, in which the entire Bon tantric practice is summarized.
Two Truths in Bon
Two Truths in Bon
By: Seiji Kumagai
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Nowadays there are two principal philosophical traditions followed by Tibetan Lamas. The first is found among the Sarmapas, or Newer Schools, which employ the Prasangika Madhyamaka view of Chandrakirti, not only in explicating the real meaning of the Sutra system but also in their interpretation of the Tantras. The second is found among the two Older Schools, the Nyingmapa and the Bonpo, which emphasize the Dzogchen point of view in elucidating their understanding of the Higher Tantras. Among the Older Schools, Dzogchen, “the Great Perfection”, which lies beyond the process of Tantric transformation, is regarded as the quintessential teaching of the Buddha, pointing directly to the Nature of Mind and its intrinsic awareness, known as Rigpa.
Nomadic Sacrifice
Nomadic Sacrifice: The Chod Pilgrimage among the Bonpo of Dolpo (DVD Included)
By: Martino Nicoletti
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In the heart of the Himalayas, officiants belonging to Tibet's ancient religion, Bon, undertake a long ritual pilgrimage through wild and inhospitable places inhabited by mountain deities, water genii, ferocious demons and dangerous ghosts. As the pilgrimage unfolds, having attracted the spirits' attention with wildly provocative acts and evoking their presence by reciting a ritual text and the sound of magical musical instruments, the practitioners celebrate the meditative sacrifice of their own body (chod), offered to a whole host of invisible beings as spiritual nourishment during a singular ritual banquet.
Bo Bon: Ancient Shamanic Traditions of Siberia and Tibet in Their Relation to the Teachings of a Central Asian Buddha
By: Dmitry Ermakov
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Hailed as a fascinating and unique book, this is the first in-depth study of its kind comparing the ancient Bon religion with the Siberian shamanic tradition of Lake Baikal. Combining scholarly research with spiritual insight and with over 200 illustrations, maps and diagrams, the information is presented in a clear and lively way, enabling the reader to navigate easily through the various topics dealt with and to follow the threads of the intricate tapestry which is woven as the parallels between the ancient shamanic traditions of Tibet and Siberia unfold.
Ani-La: The Nuns from Redna Menling
Ani-La: The Nuns from Redna Menling
By:J. van de Belt
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The Bon religion is often seen as a part of Tibetan Buddhism but its bond is actually far more complex and has its own origin in the history of Tibet. The role of women worshipping in Bon and in Tibetan Buddhism is quite different. And although there are studies on Buddhist nuns, there is hardly any research available on nuns in the Bon tradition. This pioneering study vividly portrays the nuns of the Redna Menling monastery in Dolanji (India), the headquarters of the Bon religion, in exile. It focuses on the developments of the Bon in exile, the specific context in which Bon nuns live and how the monastic tradition takes shape. It provides interesting insights into the monastic community in exile, the historic context of the Bon religion as well as the personal motives to become a nun.
Bon in Nepal: Traces of the Great Zhang Zhung Ancestors in the Himalayas The Light of the History of Existence <br> By: Nagru Geshe Gelek Jinpa
Bon in Nepal: Traces of the Great Zhang Zhung Ancestors in the Himalayas The Light of the History of Existence
By: Nagru Geshe Gelek Jinpa
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"Bon in Nepal" is the fruit of one Bonpo monk's expeditions into these areas to uncover and document living traces of Zhang Zhung's culture and religion. Illustrated with over 200 magnificent full colour photographs, this book opens a window onto the lives of Bonpos in Nepal today, gracefully combining Nagru Geshe Gelek Jinpa's personal diary with his meticulous research to provide the reader with a moving yet accurate account.
Bon, Tibet's Ancient Religion
Bon, Tibet's Ancient Religion
By: Christoph Baumer
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Until well into the eighth century, Bon was the dominant religion and culture on the roof of the world; it is in essence the belief system of ancient Tibet. From the second half of the eighth century onward, B÷n was superseded by Buddhism, which had traveled north from India, and the two religions came to influence each other in both doctrine and ritual. In spite of the eventual dominance of Buddhism through its position as the state religion, however, a reformed Bon school has been able to assert itself down to the present.
Sacred Landscape & Pilgrimage in Tibet, In Search of the Lost Kingdom of Bon
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Before Buddhism, there was Bon. This book is a fascinating journey, visually and spiritually, through western Tibet by a monk of the little-known Bön faith, who is searching for the lost, sacred Bon homeland of Zhangzhung.
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Mandalas of the Bon Religion
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Bon is one of the pre-buddhist religions of Tibet and has its own importance. This is the first volume of Bon Studies Series. In this book, the renowned scholars of Bon Studies have made efforts to present the importance of Bon Mandalas. It contains 132 Mandalas with their names and descriptions in Tibetan as well as in Romanized Tibetan. Originally, these Mandalas were painted in accordance with the ritual text explaining the theory and practice of Mandala. The title of the text of each Mandala is given in the book as per given in the Bonpo Kangyur and Tengyur. The Tibetan introduction is written by Lopon Tenzin Namdak, who is a head of Tritan Norbutse Bonpo Monastery, Nepal. The Mandalas in this book are preserved in National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Japan in the name of "Tritan Norbutse Collection". It is hoped that Bon Studies Series will become the source material to accelerate further studies on this ancient religion of Tibet, which has not received the due attention of the scholars and academicians of the world so far.
New Horizons in Bon Studies
Edited by: Samten Karmay, Yasuhiko Nagano
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Bon is one of the pre-Buddhist religions of Tibet. It has been defined in a variety of ways, but regardless of how we define it, we can properly say that its culture has penetrated Tibetan culture from ancient times to the present day. For our deeper understanding of Tibetan culture, Bon is thus indispensable. This volume is a part of the results of the International Symposium entitled New Horizons in Bon Studies held in 1999 at the National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Japan.
Survey of Bonpo Monasteries and Temples in Tibet and the Himalaya
Survey of Bonpo Monasteries and Temples in Tibet and the Himalaya
By: Yasuhiko Nagano & Samten G. Karmay
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This book is an outcome of general Survey of Monasteries, Temples and
Hermitages of the Bon religion, known as Yung drug Bon. It contains the
result of the field work done by the team of scholars of National Museum
of Ethnology, Osaka Japan headed by Dr. Yasuhiko Nagano & Dr.
Samten G. Karmay. Such concrete & detailed description of the Bonpo
Monasteries & people, based on extensive field work, has never
before appeared since the beginning of Tibetology.
Unearthing Bon Treasures: Life and Contested Legacy of a Tibetan Scripture Revealer, With a General Bibliography of Bon
By: Dan Martin
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New Bon promises to become an important focus of interest among academic Tibetologists in the coming years. This unique, first-ever English-language volume on Tibet’s New Bon religion (14th century onwards) contains the full catalogue of the collected rediscovered teachings revealed by bDe chen gling pa, an important Bon po master of the second part of the 19th century in Eastern Tibet. Belonging to a later period of development within the various lineages of New Bon, bDe chen gling stands as an essential link between this tradition and that of the Ris med movement of the late 19th century.
The annotated catalogue of the thirteen volume collection mostly covers tantric and rDzogs chen (Great Perfection) texts barely known outside native libraries.
Bon Po Hidden Treasures, A Catalogue of gTer ston bDe chen gling pa's Collected Revelations
By: Jean-Luc Achard
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New Bon promises to become an important focus of interest among academic Tibetologists in the coming years. This unique, first-ever English-language volume on Tibet’s New Bon religion (14th century onwards) contains the full catalogue of the collected rediscovered teachings revealed by bDe chen gling pa, an important Bon po master of the second part of the 19th century in Eastern Tibet. Belonging to a later period of development within the various lineages of New Bon, bDe chen gling stands as an essential link between this tradition and that of the Ris med movement of the late 19th century.
The annotated catalogue of the thirteen volume collection mostly covers tantric and rDzogs chen (Great Perfection) texts barely known outside native libraries.
Spirit-mediums, Sacred Mountains and Related Bon Textual Traditions in Upper Tibet
By: John Vincent Bellezza
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This book uniquely provides first-hand insights into the spirit-mediums of Upper Tibet, the men and women who channel the gods. John Vincent Bellezza here for the first time presents the conclusions of his extensive research in the region itself, shedding light on the historical context, the tradition, characteristics, ceremonies, and paraphernalia of the phenomenon.