Forthcoming Events in 2016


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,
(summer retreat)
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:
From TYBSC office

Christmas Message from Lama Khemsar Rinpoche


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
Please 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 -
Robert Chimed Rigzin, 01672 861464 -

"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.

Khemsar Rinpoche

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.

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