15 Day International Yar-tsham (Summer Retreat)
TYBSC has announced the next date for our UK Yar-tsham at the Ku-soom Ling Bonpo Gon-pa in London.
This year the Retreat will run from Friday 17th Aug to Friday 31st August 2018!
To register your place, and for further details,
as always please contact Umzey Rob Tsewang Norbu email@example.com
RINPOCHE IN SCOTLAND
Rinpoche returns for his schedule June 4th to June 14th 2018
Venue for all days: The Theosophical Society 17 Queens Crescent, GLASGOW, G4 9BL
Monday 4th June 7-9pm & Tuesday 5th June 7-9pm
Topic: "DZOGCHEN’s VIEW (TAWA) in relation to other views.
Suggested donation £5 to cover expenses
ONE TO ONES
Thursday 7th June & Thursday 14th June
Fee: £55 per hour - Spiritual, Health, Loong (transmission) of a teaching. (Loong requires 2 hours)
Venue: The Theosophical Society, Ground floor back room.
SIX DAY INTERNATIONAL NON-RESIDENTIAL RETREAT
Friday 8th June to Wednesday 13th June
Time each day: 9:30am-5pm
"DZOGCHEN" The Great Completion!
The 6 day retreat is open everyone. It is essential to attend All the 6 days as it is a purposefully designed course
for gradual progress. During the course, various levels of teachings will be taught including Dzogchen foundation, Zhiney,
Nyam-zhak Bok-dhon (Deriving the benefit from the state of equanimity) and guided meditations of Dzogchen!!!
The main course of topic is Dzogchen (The Great Completion) teachings. Dzogchen teaching and its meditation are based
on the supreme Tawa (View) in comparison to the respective tawas of Dho (Sutra) and Ngak (Tantra). Each of the three
paths has their distinctive views, meditations and characteristics to observe. In all of the views and their specific
meditations, the final aim and object is to attain Enlightenment; to free the deluded mind which obscures ones
individual’s Rig-pai Yeshe (primordial wisdom mind), like the clouds which obscure the sky and the sun. However, unlike
other views, Dzogchen’s tawa is so vast and so sophisticated in this that it completely leaps and surpasses beyond the
deluded mind and as such, IF the Dzogchen-pa (Dzogchen practitioner) can discover the Rig-pai Yeshe (Primordial wisdom
mind) accordingly, then he/she could attain Enlightenment at any moment!!! This is not at all possible by reading books
or viewing intellectual information on the internet, which just adds on more clouds to the existing deluded mind. It is
only possible to discover Rig-pai Yeshe by strictly & accurately meditating as per the esoteric instructions given by
one’s Master, who carries the instructive transmissions given by Kun-tu Szangpo (The Primordial Buddha)!!
Note: The foundation teaching Dzogchen Ngondro is a pre-requisite for first time comers. However, if one attends all
the six days, the pre-requisite is not needed as it will be covered during the 6 days.
Please contact the organisers for fees, bookings and more details.
Liz Reynolds: 078 45 297790 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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…
ADDITIONALLY TO THE PLAN “B” RETREAT CENTRE
The other matter within the context of the plan “B”, TYBSC has looked for a residential property near to the GONPA.
The 2 rooms built above and behind the Gonpa are, as clearly mentioned in the news update of the past years, purely built
for the purpose of performing individual retreats such as Dzogchen Thod-ghel Mun-tsham for advancing Nel-jorwas etc.
Thus, having a residence for multipurpose usage, such as to provide a place for visiting teachers (this has been a
challenge in the past) and also for international students to have a place to stay before and after retreats, etc.
After viewing a number of properties in the vicinity of the Gonpa, we have found one which is 1 minute walk
from the Gonpa. The property in question is a 3 bed apartment with garden. TYBSC has provisionally obtained a mortgage
approved as long as we have 30% down payment as well as are able to prove monthly mortgage repayments. As such, we are
appealing for help to TYBSC with monthly mortgage contribution of any amount. Some of you have been generously already
contributing towards the Gonpas mortgage and we/Rinpoche don’t expect unless you wish to….
The mortgage appeal in question for the 3 bedroom apartment, is separate from the mortgage of the Gonpa, though the
3 bedroom will be part and parcel of the “KU-SOOM LHUN-DRUB LING BONPO GONPA”, under the umbrella of TYBSC, based
within the East-New Barnet council, London EN4 8BD, UK.
One can choose from the following table to help and support Rinpoche and his vision for the benefit of all sentient beings:
1. Make pledges for the monthly mortgage payments of the proposed 3 bedroom house
5. Make a donation towards the down payment for the 3 bedroom house
You can ask, on behalf of Rinpoche and the TYBSC’s trustees, for help and support from your family members, friends,
business people and companies in the name of living ones as well as in the name of those who have passed away etc.
We are with HSBC. The standing order should be set up to go into the TYBSC main account
- Acc No 72181843 sort code 40-16-22, and please put a reference on the payment of “Plan B” Retreat Centre”
Please e-mail us, essentially, the treasurer: email@example.com if you are donating or setting up a standing order
or posting a cheque etc. If paying by cheque, please make your cheque payable to TYBSC.
With love and best wishes,
From Rinpoche and the trustees of the TYBSC
News from earlier this 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 Geshe 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
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