Ku-soom Lhun-drub Ling Bonpo Gon-pa
Lhundrub Ling Bonpo Gon-pa
(The Divine House of Bonpo,
realm of the Three Perfect Bodies, which are spontaneously realized.)
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.
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
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.
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.
How YOU can Support Rinpoche’s Vision!
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for help and support from your family members, friends, business
people and companies in the name of living people as well as in
the name of those who have passed away.
"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!"
The standing order should be set up to go into the TYBSC main account
and 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.
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or phone Sarah on 07815190476
Heartfelt Thanks From Rinpoche and the trustees of the TYBSC