Ku-soom Lhun-drub Ling Bonpo Gon-pa
(The Divine House of Bonpo, realm of the Three Perfect Bodies, which are spontaneously realized.)

Ku-soom Lhundrub Ling Bonpo Gon-pa was established here in London, UK in 2013 by Khyimsar Lama Rinpoche. It is the formal physical meeting centre of the TYBSC, particularly called "Ku-soom Lhundrub Ling Bonpo Gon-pa" where all level nyamlen practices including retreats are taught and practiced. The Gon-pa is created with the tireless effort and unwavering determination of our spiritual Master Khyimsar Lama Rinpoche, TYBSC’s trustees, and with the support of member students. The establishing of the Gon-pa is one of the Rinpoche’s great achievements in addition to his priceless teachings that were taught during now nearly 30 years of his spiritual leadership. His teachings are comprised of Sutra, Tantra, and Dzogchen Ta-wa (views) respectively.

It is an exciting moment for TYBSC, its members and students!

The spiritual director directed us that from now on, under the umbrella of TYBSC, he named the physical centre by the name of “Ku-soom Lhun-drub Ling Bonpo Gon-pa” or in short, Ku-soom Ling, located within the East-New Barnet council, 30 Henry Road, London EN4 8BD, UK.

Ku-soom Me-lhaOur spiritual Master, Khyimsar Lama Rinpoche initiated the first use of the Gon-pa by organizing the Zhang Zhung Meri Empowerment. The Meri Wang was given by Yang-ton Ponlop Trinley Nyima Rinpoche of the Menri Monastery, India at the request of Khyimsar Lama Rinpoche. The Ponlop was assisted by Khyimsar Lama Rinpoche himself, Geshe Thupten and Khyimsar Lama Sonam Rinpoche. Khyimsar Drub-dra’s Umzey Rob Tsewang Norbu was intrusted to serve as chhod-pon (Altar attendant) during the Empowerment.

Lhakhang celebration Rinpoche has in 2014 arranged and performed in the Ku-soom Ling Bonpo Gon-pa, The Long-gye Jin-seg offering ceremony. It was performed for the first time in the history of Europe and UK. The Jin-seg was dedicated for the benefit of all the sentient beings (living and dead) including those who have contributed by partly sponsoring for themselves as well as for their loved ones. It was also dedicated for the planet in which we are living, to harmonize, balance, and eradicate natural calamities, diseases and towards developing love and compassion for all etc. etc. The Jin-seg also served the purpose of SA-DHUL (Decontaminating and consecrating of the land). The whole preparation of Jinseg was entrusted to Geshe Nyima Kun-kyab of the Menri Monastery. The Geshe, after preparing and acquiring the jinseg-related essential requirements including Ku-soom Me-la in India and Nepal, arrived at TYBSCs Kusoom Ling Gompa along with Geshe Tenzin Yangton. Geshe Nyima Kun-kyab, Geshe Tenzin Yangton, Khyimsar Lama Rinpoche and Umzeys performed the Jinseg successfully.

Progress report:

Huge progress has been made in renovating since the old chapel building was acquired. The internal wall has been completely plastered and repainted. The floor of the hall has been completely insulated, readjusted, sanded and varnished. The Gon-pa is now fully heated by installing electric radiators and made comfortable for all by considering each and every one’s needs especially of those who have health issues. A big thank you to those who have contributed/donated their contributions (cash and kind) in this time of need!

Further work was concluded in adding a two room storey on the existing back utility-room. The two rooms are built to facilitate advancing nyamlen practitioners to perform various advance nyamlen practices including Dzogchen Thod-ghel.

The Gon-pa is used by the Khyimsar Drub-dhe as well as by general public on weekly and monthly basis. Individual and group drub-drawas can use the Gon-pa for retreat/s by requesting permission from Rinpoche. The Gon-pa is also available for renting to like-minded people (Yoga teachers, healers, tai-chi instructors and other similar arts etc.) who would respect its ins and outs.

Since then, every year in August we have staged the Fifteen Days International Yar-tsham (Summer Retreat)

Summer Retreat 2021:
The Yearly Yartsham has to be postponed due to the global pandemic. Rinpoche hopes that the Yartsham could be resumed when the situation is conducive, especially on the basis of the governments rules and regulations.


Aims of the TYBSC (UK)

Whilst teaching Yungdrung Bön in India, Rinpoche was 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, coinciding with the first day of the Tibetan New Year, the centre gained recognition as a Scottish Charity No. SCO23439.

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 emotions , thus paving the way to Enlightenment.

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.

TYBSC (UK) has a translation project (of relevant teachings) and hopes to set up a library of Bönpo texts, and reading room in an effort to provide an environment where spiritual practitioners may have access to Bönpo texts and visiting Lamas.


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Heartfelt Thanks From Rinpoche and the trustees of the TYBSC

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