News and Events in 2019
Dear international Khyimsar Drubdhe members,
Om Matri Muye Sale Dhu and Tashi Dheleg once again!
NEWS: Ponlop Trinley Nyima Rinpoche to visit in April
Ponlob Trinley Nyima Rinpoche of Menri Monastery will arrive to the UK on Tuesday the 9th of April 2019!
TYBSC’s Spiritual Director Khyimsar Lama Rinpoche has suggested to the Ponlob to give a Dzogchen teaching (Aa-Trid
The non-residential teaching will run for 5 days (Friday 12th till Tuesday 16th April, 930am to 430pm each day with
a break for lunch - bring your own vegetarian lunch).
This visit is to fulfil the previously planned
visit for the Rab Ney purpose, which due to H.H 33rd. Menri Trizin passing away had to be postponed.
For further details, please contact Umzey Rob Tsewang Norbu
Khyimsar Lama Rinpoche,
Spiritual director TYBSC
His Holiness 34th Menri Trizin Lungtok Dawa Dhargye
visits UK May 2019
His Holiness will bestow SHERAB MAWAI SENGHE (Wisdom Deity) Empowerment.
Dear all, Om Matri Muye Sale Dhu!
This is to inform each of you that in 2019, from Tuesday 21st till Monday 27th of May,
His Holiness the 34th, Menri Trizin Lungtok Dawa Dhargye Rinpoche will be visiting the TYBSC in London.
His Holiness and three of his attendants will be touring Yungdrung Bon centres
in Europe, USA, Canada and Mexico. Whilst at the Tibetan Yungdrung Bon Study Centre, U.K, His Holiness will bestow
SHERAB MAWAI SENGHE (Wisdom Deity) Empowerment. This particular empowerment has been purposefully requested by
TYBSC’s spiritual director Khyimsar Lama Rinpoche.
The empowerment ceremony will start on Friday 24th May and conclude on Sunday 26th May 2019.
The empowerment is open to all Drubdra-wa as well as to general public. Attending all the 3 days is recommended, whereby
one can experience how the procedure including the ritual and rite aspects are performed before the actual empowerment,
which will be bestowed on Sunday 26th May 2019.
The fee payable to TYBSC is to be confirmed in due course.
Venue: TYBSC’s KU-SOOM LING GOMPA, 30 Henry Road, New Barnet London EN4 8BD
Recent Newsletters: Enthronement
Dear Gom-dra student-Nyam-lenpas, TYBSC members and friends,
Om Matri Muye Sale Dhu!
As you know, the spiritual director of the TYBSC, Khyimsar Lama Rinpoche, as previously announced, has been in India,
at Menri monastery in Dolanji, representing all his Gom-dra and Drubdra students worldwide, to attend the enthronement ceremony
of the 34th, Menri Trizin Lungtok Dawa Dargyal Rinpoche on February the 20th, 2018. Irina Errsang Lhamo accompanied
After the successful trip, they have now returned to the UK and would like to update everyone on how it went. The
ceremony has taken place on the 5th day of the Losar (20th February) which coincided with Nyam-me du-chhen (The
birth day of Nyam-me Sherab Gyaltsen, the first Menri Trizin, also known as Gyalwa Nyii-pa -second Buddha). The
day is a very auspicious day according to the Tibetan Bönpos worldwide including inside as well outside of Tibet.
The ceremony went very well and many locals including Tibetan Bonpo settlement dwellers, its day and boarding school
children and teachers, as well as people from abroad attended. These included people from Tibet. The pictures in the
newsletter sent out are in connection with the ceremony and other ceremonial activities.
During the days that followed, there were Geshe graduating ceremonies, where Khyimsar Lama and Irina were present.
9 monks have received their Geshe’s Degree after studying an average of 15 to 20 years.
On Sunday 25th February, there was a traditional Mask Dance (popularly known as Shen-gyi Gar-chham), mask dance of
Shen tradition which included the six sessions of Sid-pa Gyalpo (Sid-gyal Du-drook), other sub-emanations of the
Goddess called Szer-ma Gyer-mo Thang-mo Par-ma ghu and Zha-nak (black hat dance) etc. These were very powerful
representations, particularly that of Yeshe Walmo who emerges out of the main GONPA with martial gestures, ornamented
with her cloak made of peacock feathers, waving a wisdom sword and the life prolonging nectar filled vassal-Bumpa, etc!
We have video recordings of the dances which will be shown in future during an appropriate time such as during an
evening meditation, residential or nonresidential retreats etc.
An appeal from TYBSC:
The spiritual director Khyimsar Lama has so far travelled four times in between 2016 and 2018
to represent all the Gom-dra students and members. The first trip was to Nepal for the gratitude mandala offering to
our beloved H.E Yongzin Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche. Second, to India for the gratitude Mandala offering to the then
33rd, H.H Menri Trizin Rinpoche. Third, to attend the Dhung-zhuk (Holy funeral service) of the late
H.H 33rd, Menri Trizin Rinpoche and fourth, to attend the enthronement ceremony of the 34th, Menri Trizin Rinpoche.
Each time, it costs TYBSC a great amount to cover the spiritual director’s air tickets, hotel, taxi fares, offering
sponsorships for rites and rituals on behalf of the Gom-dra students, members and friends at the respective monasteries etc.
The TYBSC board will appreciate if you could contribute, no matter how little, towards covering the expenses that
occurred and are occurring. We are grateful to one Gom-dra student who has donated £2000 so far. Any contributions
in this regard, please pay into the Tybsc’s general account:
HSBC Bank, Acc. No: 72181843, SORT CODE 40-16-22
Thank you in advance and please know that there is no obligation whatsoever to contribute!
News and Appeal: The Gonpa and The Residence
This is also to update you on the BONPO GONPA known as “Kusoom Lhundrub Ling” at New Barnet which was formally
acquired on 4th, March 2013 by TYBSC under the direction of Khyimsar Lama Rinpoche. It is now called Gonpa since the
installation of the Buddha statue, from Lhakhang as initially named. Although the Gonpa did not grown in size on a
conventional level but on a spiritual level it has grown boundlessly since the successful installation of the statue
of the JOWO TONPA SHENRAB, in the best possible authentic method & wisdom way including its RAB-NEY-consecration,
based on Yungdrung Bon Buddhism of Zhang Zhung and Tibet. Thus the Gonpa forms the complete spiritual essence of
Zhang Zhung and Tibet—a little TIBET at your door step!!! Therefore, we have created a most profound Holy-Pilgrimage site
at your door step and Khyimsar Lama Rinpoche strongly suggests that every human being should take advantage of this,
regardless of one’s believed faith, to come for pilgrimage. Pilgrimage or NEY-KOR’s concept is to purify one’s kar-mic
sins which have been accumulated during one’s many past life times, in one’s present live and one’s future lives, through
various negative actions such as killing, stealing, sexual misconducts, lying, causing frictions, idle gossips,
negative intentions, evil thoughts, repudiation of enlightened teachings etc.
One can make sincere CONFESSIONS in front of the Buddha Tonpa Shenrab who is lively there in the GONPA with HIS
indiscriminate Love and Compassion. The London Jowo Tonpa Shenrab, as Rinpoche also calls the statue, is ever ready
to FORGIVE you if you sincerely confess all your kar-mic sins and PROMISE not to repeat such actions again from now
on and the possibility of being forgiven is in the horizon of BUDDHA TONPA SHENRAB!!! There will be no cost at all
to come for the PILGRIMAGE. Traditionally, one can make offerings or bring organic butter which will be offered in
front of your London Jowo as shown here in your and your family’s name (both living and dead). It’so simple to do
yet has GREAT BENEFIT!
Such an authenticity is lacking in almost everyone’s life. Khyimsar Lama Rinpoche intentionally created the Gonpa
and the statue keeping in mind that people have nothing other than bubble-like lives and are lacking such an opportunity!
Nobody should die without purifying one’s karmic sins here and NOW! Students in UK, Europe and USA should encourage
anyone to come and organise such NEY-KORS, which is again an act of compassion.
In the 2013 News update, we have mentioned that the NEWLY ACQUIRED Lhakhang/Gonpa is a stepping stone for a retreat centre.
As it’s fifth year is approaching, TYBSC under its directorship of Khyimsar Lama Rinpoche, looked and searched various
lands & properties and were able to find a number of suitable retreat centres in the Lake District and Wiltshire areas, etc.
However, due to lack of funds, we could not proceed further. As a plan “B”, Rinpoche suggested that, for the time being,
TYBSC should develop the existing Gonpa by creating a floor inside the Gonpa forming a ceiling and floor in the main
hall to have a library reading room and a consultation room, etc. We have approached a structural engineer, architect
and a builder with whom we are negotiating…
With love and best wishes,
From Rinpoche and the trustees of the TYBSC
News from last year (2018)
To all dear Drubdra-was, well wishers and friends of Yungdrung Bon,
Om Matri Muye Sale Dhu!
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018!
This is to let each of you know that the 34th Menri Trizin, the Supreme Head of Bonpo World has been spiritually
confirmed today, Monday the 1st day of the New Year 2018.
His name is Lungtok Dawa Dargye Rinpoche!
Just so that you know, the long process is not like election by humans but is spiritually chosen by
“Kyab-ney Yul-chhok Ney-zhi, (The Four Sublime Refuge Objects) particularly by Bon-kyong Soong-ma, the Yungdrung Bon’s
protectors, including Ma-Chhok Sid-pa Gyalmo, Mi-Dhud Jam-pa Trak-gho and Drak-tsen, Or Ma Dhud Tsen soom!
With love and best wishes
KHYIMSAR LAMA RINPOCHE