News and Events in 2019

RINPOCHE IN WALES 10th-19th September 2019

Evening Talks, One-to-Ones and Six-Day Non-Residential Teaching, Meditation and Practice Retreat in Swansea, Wales
Click here to see the Teachings Poster.

Tuesday 10 Sept. 7–9pm Entry by donation to cover costs (suggested amount £10).
Public talk: ‘Tantra and Dzogchen path leading to enlightenment from the shackles of the conditioned mind to the primordial wisdom mind’ Venue: Silver Horse, Tibetan Bön Buddhist Centre, 105 Sway Road, Morriston, Swansea SA6 6JD

Wednesday 11 Sept. 6.30–9pm Entry by donation to cover costs (suggested amount £10).
Public talk: ‘Authentic meditation for freedom and liberation from suffering’ Venue: Quaker Meeting House, Pagefield House, Page Street, Swansea SA1 4EZ

One-to-Ones (must be booked in advance)
Wednesday 11 Sept and Thursday 12 Sept. between 10am and 5pm One-to-one private consultations with Lama for Spiritual or Health matters (1 hour), or for Loong (transmission) of a teaching (2 hours).
Venue: Silver Horse, Tibetan Bön Buddhist Centre, Swansea SA6 6JD
Fee: £55 per hour payable to TYBSC charity

Six-Day Non-Residential Retreat (book in advance)
Friday 13–Wednesday 18 Sept. 9.30am–5pm each day
‘Dzogchen, based on Dzogchen Aa-trid Thun-tsham Cho-Nga, one of the three streams of Bonpo Dzogchen’

The topic of the six-day non-residential retreat is Dzogchen. It will be taught and refreshed, based on ‘Dzogchen Aa-trid Thun-tsham Cho-Nga’, the fifteen seasons of Aa-trid, one of the three streams of Bonpo Dzogchen!
The six-day retreat is open to everyone. It is essential to attend all the six 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 with the respective tawas of Dho (Sutra) and Ngak (Tantra). Each of the three paths has their distinctive view, 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 one’s individual 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 and 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 prerequisite for first-timers. However, if one attends all six days, the prerequisite is not needed as it will be covered during the six days. Please contact one of the organisers for more details.
Venue: Silver Horse, Tibetan Bön Buddhist Centre, Swansea SA6 6JD
Note: The foundation teaching, Dzogchen Ngondro, is a prerequisite for first-timers. However, if one attends all six days, the prerequisite is not needed as it will be covered during the six days.

Concessions may be available. For All bookings/enquiries contact:
Sandrine 07743 160662 /;
Jane 07885319969 /;
Elisabeth 07791 785502 /

Recent Newsletters:

His Holiness 34th Menri Trizin Lungtok Dawa Dhargye
visited UK May 2019

His Holiness bestowed SHERAB MAWAI SENG-GHE (Wisdom Deity) Empowerment

His Holiness 34th Menri Trizin

"The News letter said: Dear all, Om Matri Muye Sale Dhu!
This is to inform each of you that in 2019, from Wednesday 22nd 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 based 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."

Recently: Ponlop Trinley Nyima Rinpoche to visited in April

Ponlop Menri

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 Dzogchen).
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.

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 Khyimsar Lama.
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!
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


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