News and Events in 2019


Dear Drub-dhe members, Om Matri Muye Sale Dhu!

Recent Welsh Events

After the successful International Yartsham at Kusoom Ling Gompa in London, our Spiritual Director and Drub-dra master Khyimsar Lama Rinpoche left for Wales. There Rinpoche conducted the Yearly 6 day Non-residential Retreat, and it was a successful event which included public conferences, One to Ones and the Retreat.

During the course of his visit, all levels of teachings taught so far were refreshed, deepened through authentic Nyam-len process, and the Drubdra-was were introduced to Nyam-zhak Bok-dhon. The teaching was based on Aa-trid Dzogchen where Nyamlen-pa goes through the systemic Nyam-zhak, beginning with levels of Zhiney Nyam-zhak etc.

Ney-kor to the Gonpa!
The Welsh Drubdhe will be soon conducting a Ney-kor (pilgrimage) to the Gompa and its statue at Kusoom Ling, London lead by Welsh Drubdhe Umzeys and the concerned area organisers.

Ney-kor is a very important part of one’s Nyam-len and without having to travel to Tibet or Zhang Zhung, the Tibet is brought here at your door step! In the Gompa the principal interior objects of Refuge are all there: the Tonpa Shenrab statue, Kagyur (canon) and Chod-tein (stupa) respectively representing sublime body, sublime speech and sublime mind. To light Mar-me (butter lamps) in front of Tonpa Shenrab for oneself, family members (both living or dead) is extremely beneficial. It is strongly suggested by Rinpoche to consider coming to the Gompa whilst you are healthy and are able to, in order to prolong, rejuvenate and dispel untimely approaching mishaps, including death - and principally, to purify previously accumulated negative karma or sins etc. There is no cost for pilgrims unless you wish to drop donations for the upkeep of the Gompa.

Mun-tsham (dark retreat house)
This was built as a priority as soon as the Gompa was acquired, to provide the opportunity to Drubdra-was to enhance their ongoing nyam-len. Thanks to those who have contributed towards the building! Some realistic students (at least 7) so far have used and are using it for their advantage, which is totally free of cost! It is strongly suggested to do furthering retreats in the Muntsham provided.

Alternatively, one can conduct similar retreats at your home after informing and receiving Specific Instructions from your retreat master. Not carrying on any Nyam-len, yet expecting fruits, is like looking for a pie in the sky!
To use the retreat house, one must book by checking with Rinpoche as there is always somebody lined up. For example, there are two students who have done 3 and half days Mun-tsham each and will now be conducting 7 days Mun-tsham within this year!

Finally, to remind you that to do Nyam-len is absolutely necessary (longer or shorter nyam-lens...) as prescribed accordingly. In all the cases, doing nyamlen AND reading the relevant teachings is absolutely necessary to bear Nyam dang Tog-pa (Experience & Understanding). Reading famous author’s books is going to expand one’s intellectual Dhak-zin rather then eliminating Dhak-zin - the root of all suffering! Reading such books or visiting social media and thinking that that’s spiritual is completely mistuned. If you are reading any such book/s, and want to make sure that that is a part of your spiritual practice, then it is absolutely necessary to go and see the author in person, receive wang, loong, trid and engage in nyamlen practice accordingly, which will be the correct way!!!

Retreat in Switzerland:
Also, there will be 6 days Non-Residential Retreat approaching in at Kunzhi Ling, Agno-Lugano , Switzerland from October Friday 25th to Wednesday 30th 2019.

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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