UPDATE FROM LAMA KHEMSAR RINPOCHE
Tibetan Yungdrung Bon Study Centre announces the dates of 2017's UK
'Yar-Tsham' (Summer Retreat) with Lama Khemsar Rinpoche
Dear drubdra students and anyone out there,
The 15 Day International Residential retreat will be led by Lama Khemsar Rinpoche and Umzeys.
Dates: Friday 18th August to Friday 1st September 2017
Venue: Ku-soom Ling Bonpo Lhakhang in London.
To register your place, contact Umzey Rob: firstname.lastname@example.org
From TYBSC office
Christmas Message from Lama Khemsar Rinpoche
I WISH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
A WARMTH FEELING CHRISTMAS
A WARMTH FEELING HOLIDAY AND
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017
I don't want to send a sugar coated message here,
though I know that we human beings like that kind of message -which only
serves as an aspirin. So, here is rather a 'panacea-medicine' like message!!
Of course, we should celebrate festivals including Christmas and make it
colourful as we always do, but we must be aware of that
each of these festive seasons including Christmas has its spiritual origin/s.
These were initiated by Divine/s in your respective faiths and their principal
purpose is to renew our spiritual
vow. Confess past karmic sins committed through non-virtuous
acts and renew to practice virtuous acts. To
mention a few of those vows, to be a good human being (God loving) i.e.,
who practices reconciliation, genuine forgiveness, tolerance, patience and
non-judgement, which all boils down to practicing indiscriminate love and
compassion rather than wishy-washy compassion. Many of us are talking about
God and religion, by which it simply forms a cultural aspect of one's belief
but that is not living up to God's wisdom. It is time to talk less about
religion, instead practice wisdom and make an attempt towards "Turning
the other cheek" etc.!!! So,
this Christmas or holiday season, I strongly suggest you to forgive those
whom you have not forgiven. You must know that you cannot forgive yourself
until you forgive others.
By not forgiving others, you will be carrying the chronic emotion in yourself
(in your chest) which could cause for inviting unwanted diseases and untimely
death etc. I know it is very difficult to forgive him, her or them as
you thought that you were hurt, etc. But, it is not impossible to do that
and it is worth doing it as in the end not only you would forgive them but
you will actually be forgiving yourself too. It is bit confusing for those
who think on conventional lines and cannot comprehend the wisdom. It will
be easier to understand to those who have some back ground knowledge or
those who have heard me speaking along those lines. The wisdom is based
on Buddhist way of understanding karma and karmic consequences etc. (Like
you would say "what goes round comes round") The principal issue is that
one is always ready to throw the blame on someone else out there and has
never learnt to look inwardly by taking some sort of responsibility. One
always thinks that one is right and the other/s is wrong. If one sincerely
wants an amicable solution, then it is indispensable that one should also
take equal share and responsibility in the episode. (Again, like you would
say " live and let live" ) Happiness will never manifest at the cost of
others happiness instead only in giving happiness to others. Any kinds of
sufferings, such as physical, emotional or financial for that matter, have
two causes: root & secondary causes. Secondary cause automatically gets
cured when one deals with the root cause and that is one's karma. Almost
no one knows the notion of karmic root cause nor deals with it but is an
expert in blaming someone out there which is only the secondary cause. We
must always first try to deal with the ROOT cause of any problem. In any
circumstances or situation (individual or collective), it is indispensable
to understand that it is the root cause I/we must first address and then
the secondary. Today, in our world, externally there is material and technological
advancement but internally the spiritual wisdom is way behind to understand
this knowledge. I and masters are here to teach badly needed inner wisdom.
You could think that my message is a bit long, therefore, whilst planting
the seed of wisdom,
I conclude here by wishing you
a Merry Christmas, Happy holiday season and Happy
New Year 2017!!!
With love & care Lama Khemsar -spiritual director of the Tibetan Yungdrung
Bon Study Centre, UK
News from Lama Khemsar Rinpoche & Tibetan Yungdrung
Bon Study Centre
Please note, the 6 day non-residential retreat with Lama Khemsar Rinpoche in Wiltshire in February 2017 is CONFIRMED!
Contact Organisers for more information and bookings.
The topic of the 6 day international non-residential retreat hosted by Wiltshire Drubdhe is "Dzogchen"
Dzogchen is taught within Tibet's Yungdrung Bon and Nyingmapa tradition. It's view completely differs from that of Tantra
and Sutra. It is in this that IF, Dzogchen-pa could discover his/her Rigpa, then one is, from that moment, ascended the
abode of Kun-tu Szang-po the ultimate Buddha or Dharma Kaya!
There are two principal teachings in Dzogchen which are called Treg-chod & Thod-Ghel. The teachings concerning these are
systematically arranged beginning with Dzogchen Ngondro (Dzogchen Foundation) to ripe the unripened mind and Dzogchen Ngo-Zhi (
Dzogchen principal) to Free the ripened mind beginning Zhiney etc.
Venue: Coronation Hall, Alton Barnes, Wiltshire, SN8 4LB
click here to see the flyer for more details
To book a place or for more information please contact:
Salil Paldhen Phuntshog, 0751 804 1808 - email@example.com
Robert Chimed Rigzin, 01672 861464 - firstname.lastname@example.org
"My dear Drubdhe members of UK, Europe and USA,
Om Matri Mu Ye.......!
This is to inform each of you, as you are aware,
that I have traveled on behalf of all the respective Drubdhe to Menri Monastery,
Dolanji, India. The purpose of my visit is as announced a couple of times
previously, to attend and participate in the Gratitude Mandala Offering
Ceremony to His Holiness Gyalwa Menriwa Menri Trizin Rinpoche. The Ceremony
was attended by Bonpos from all over the world including Tibet. The 3 day
ceremony went very well.
And also, a couple of months ago, I have traveled
to Nepal on behalf of all our Drubdhe to attend the Gratitude Mandala Offering
Ceremony to His Eminence Yongzin Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche. That too went very
well!!! I have now returned to UK to lead our Zhiney residential retreat,
before traveling to France to lead the 4th Annual Meeting of "Chhi Ling
Bon Tshog" (the Western Bonpo Lamas Association).
With much love to each of you from your teacher.
Also please visit the LINK at the top of the page here (red section) to visit the Swiss page for further info also in Italian.