Aims of the TYBSC (UK)
teaching Yungdrung Bön in India, Rinpoche was constantly
approached by westerners keen to learn more about the tradition
and to benefit from its teachings. As a result, in 1993, he accepted
an invitation to go to Europe to teach. In March of that year
he founded the first ever Tibetan Yungdrung Bön Study Centre
– TYBSC (UK) – and subsequently on 2nd March 1994,
which coincided with the first day of the Tibetan New Year, the
Centre then gained recognition as a Scottish charity.
The aim of TYBSC (UK) is to preserve this ancient spiritual tradition
and cultural heritage of Tibet and the Tibetan people, which is
in grave danger of diminishing, and to make its profound teachings
available to the general public. Although many thousands of years
old, the teachings are particularly relevant in these times since
the ancient wisdom they contain teaches us unconditional love
and compassion — qualities which are essential in a world
so often full of conflict and materialism. Such teachings also
provide us with a tool kit with which we can transform even the
most negative of experiences into something positive.
In order to make the teachings as widely available as possible,
TYBSC (UK) arranges regular teachings, practice retreats and other
events. These are open to all, regardless of faith, creed, gender,
and experience. Rinpoche firmly believes that as common themes
run through all spiritual paths, it is possible to use his teachings
to complement other paths, and vice versa.
(UK) also hopes to set up a translation project and library of
Bönpo texts, within a central base, in an effort to provide
an environment where spiritual practitioners and academic students
may have access to Bönpo texts and visiting Lamas. However
texts need to be purchased from Tibet, India and Nepal, as there
are very few Bönpo texts translated into English at present.
"It will be a great Karmic act to help, support and donate funds
towards such a virtuous cause which brings the profound wisdom
of Shambala and Tibet into this part of the world. This will benefit
countless beings here and elsewhere now and in the long run!"
If you can donate, please put a reference on the payment of "Retreat
Centre Expenses". If you are donating/paying by cheque, please
make your cheque payable to "TYBSC". Please e-mail us if you are
donating or setting up standing order or posting a cheque etc.
We are with HSBC bank.
Account no: 72181843
Sort Code: 40-16-22
or phone Sarah on 07815190476
Heartfelt Thanks From Rinpoche and the trustees of the TYBSC