List of Organizations
Bön Children Foundation
The Bön Children Foundation is a non-profit corporation founded in the province of Quebec in November 2006 under the Companies Act, Part III. It is a humanitarian non-governmental organization founded by Latri Nyima Dakpa Rinpoche helped by his friends and students.
The Bon Foundation was established in 1989 in to assist Tibetan Bon refugees who have settled in India and to promote and raise funds for the preservation and advancement of the Bon culture. Exiled in India, Menri Monastery is the spiritual and administrative center for all Bon religion and culture.
Bon Future Fund
The Bon Future Fund is a non-profit 501(c)(3) that was specifically created in 2005 to provide higher education for indigenous Bon girls and boys who as a result of the Chinese invasion, are now living in exile in India and Nepal. Many of these children are orphaned.
Bon Shen Ling
Bön Shen Ling, a non-profit organization in the U.S., is dedicated to supporting the global Bon community through its programs that support refugees and educate western societies about this unique group of people and their way of life.
Chamma Ling Colorado
The primary goal of Chamma Ling is to provide a support for serious practitioners to go into solitary retreat for weeks or months. Any member of our sangha will be able apply for use of the planned retreat cabin facilities. While use of the facilities by people outside of our sangha will be considered, first priority will be given to those who have been practicing and studying with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche for a good length of time.
Chamma Ling Mexico
Ligmincha México has as its main objective preserving and spreading the teachings of Bon Buddhism, its traditions, its art and culture. As well as generating a space offering teachings that facilitate and inspire spiritual development and lead us to recognize our true wise and compassionate nature for the benefit of all sentient beings, and their environment.
Chamma Ling Poland
The Chamma Ling center in Wilga was established in 2004. Ligmincha Poland is its legal manager. Spiritual aspects are cared for by Tibetan masters of the ancient tradition of Yungdrung Bön who teach there a few times a year. The center is also open for people following other Buddhist traditions as well as for all the activities aimed at the support of the spiritual development of individuals and organized groups. The center is open throughout the year. Retreats lasting a few months or a few years can be planned.
Cóndor Blanco was founded by the writer Suryavan Solar and Sol Nyma over three decades ago. Currently, we offer a training structure through six principle Schools, each with four modules: Leadership, Coaching Express, Free Mind, Kin Forest, Kai Woman and Bodhisattva.
Dölpo Bön Society
Dolpo Bon Society is a non-profitable organization. It main objective is to educate poor children of Dolpo and to save heritage of Bonpo. The vision is to ensure that the Bon as a religion and culture revives and continues to flourish in the changing times by fulfilling the needs of Dolpo people with positive changes in their livelihood.
The Garuda Association in Poland was established in 1995 by students of a Tibetan master, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche. The organization associates practitioners of Yungdrung Bön, the oldest spiritual tradition of Tibet.
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Gyalshen Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and revival of Zhang Zhung and Tibetan culture and traditions. We are blessed to have Chaphur Rinpoche as our founder and spiritual director. Please join us at a teaching, meditation practice, or take a class to learn Tibetan and the language of the ancient kingdom of Zhang Zhung.
Gyalshen Mountain Center
Gyalshen Mountain Center is a project under work at this time. The center will be directed by Geshe Chaphur Rinpoche.
Himalayan Bon Foundation
The Himalayan Bon Foundation is a nonprofit organization established by Khenpo Tenpa Yungdrung under the auspices of H.E. Yongdzin Lopon Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche. The purpose is to establish a means for donations to develop a foundation to support secular and spiritual initiatives spearheaded by the Triten Norbutse Monastery, the monks, and the Monastery’s projects in the Bon communities throughout the Himalayan region, especially to include Nepal, India and Tibet. The focus is primarily to establish, promote and sustain educational facilities and opportunities. These projects involve the establishing schools for the Bonpo children in the Himalaya.
Khyungdzong Wodsel Ling
Khyungdzong Wodsel Ling places special emphasis on the support of the Menri Monastery Dialectic School, the main educational center for Bön monks, through various fund-raising and educational projects. We provide sponsorships and other support for both the monks and their teachers. We also help support some of the elderly Tibetan refugees in the village of Dolanji, adjacent to the monastery.
Bon Center Berlin was founded by students of Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche. It is a place for teaching, practice and community. Bön is the oldest spiritual tradition of Tibet. The lessons include Tantric and Dzogchen teachings. Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche is one of the few teachers of the Tibetan Bon tradition that teach in the West. He is known for his ability to make the traditional teachings accessible in a clear and humorous way.
Ligmincha Costa Rica
Costa Rica Ligmincha was founded by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche. "Bon is the oldest cultural and spiritual tradition of Tibet. It includes science and applies to all aspects of life, including the practice of our relationship with our individual character, a question of ethics, morality, love, compassion, joy, and peace. This is the highest science," United perfection "Bon, Dzogchen."
Ligmincha Czech Republic
Ligmincha Česká republika je skupina věnující se tibetskému buddhismu tradice yungdrung bön. Skupina byla založena v létě 2010 bezprostředně po návštěvě učitele Tenzina Wangyala Rinpočheho v Praze. V současnosti přijímají členové skupinyučeníod tohoto i dalších učitelů yungdrung bön, zejména při jejich návštěvách okolních zemí.
Ligmincha Germany e.V. was established in 2006 under the spiritual guidance of HH Lungtok Tengpai Nyima Rinpoche, Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and Namdak Lopon Rinpoche. Its head office is in Frankfurt at Main river. Frequent visits of teachers in Deutch and Bavarian resort help to sustain a fire in the hearts of practicioners in deutch sangha. Supreme aim in Ligmincha Germany is supporting the ancient tradition Yungdrung Bon.
Ligmincha Europe Magazine
The Ligmincha Europe Magazine is a joint venture of the community of European students of Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche. It is released four times a year, the dates of issue are depending on the teachings of Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche in Europe. Anja Benesch, Jitka Polanská and Ton Bisscheroux are the founders of the Magazine.
Our activities begun in 2007, and we registered as a non-profit organisation in 2009 by the name Garuda Bön Finland. Ligmincha Finland works to bring Bön Buddhist teachings available to all interested individuals in Finland and in the neighbouring areas. We practice under the guidance of Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche.
Ligmincha France and romand Switzerland
Ligmincha France and roman Switzerland is a community that organizes regular Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche's teachings in France or roman Switzerland. On their home page you can find the latest information about the visits Rinpoche, new publications and webcasts.
Ligmincha Hungary is a member of nationality group, which it is preserving Bon Buddhist Wisdom in
the world. Our community is Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche's fruit of works.
Ligmincha Institute, a nonprofit organization, was founded in 1992 in order to preserve the ancient teachings, transmissions and practices of the Bon Buddhist tradition of Tibet. As the indigenous religion of Tibet and one of the world's most ancient unbroken spiritual traditions, the Bon tradition has a rich and unique heritage. Toward achieving this goal Ligmincha aims to introduce these traditions in an authentic manner to the Western world, in such a way that they remain beneficial when integrated into modern Western culture.
Ligmincha Ireland has been established by students of Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche. On its home site there is informations about practice-groups initiated by Rinpoche, contacts, events, schedules, literature and dharma-teachings.
Ligmincha Netherlands Tenzin Wangyal supports the work of Rinpoche in the Netherlands and his teaching of Yungdrug Bon tradition. In May each year, there is the seminar with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche. In addition, there are groups in several cities in the Netherlands that regularly practice, there is also every weekend training. These activities are open to all.
The aim of Ligmincha Austria, founded by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, is to preserve a tibetan ancient tradition Yungdrung Bon. All contact and information can be found on its home page.
Ligmincha Switzerland has been established by students of Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche.
Content and target of Ligmincha Switzerland is the maintenance of the ancient Tibetan tradition of Yungdrung-Bon. "We want to contribute to the preservation, dissemination and deepening of knowledge and the knowledge of the indigenous cultures of Tibet and its neighboring countries, the traditional idea of there good, the teachings of the Buddha, and in particular of Dzogchen at national and international level. In Dzogchen, the nature of mind and the nature of all beings is taught. Dzogchen shows a way, how the nature of the mind can be discovered."
Ligmincha Texas Institute is one of the regional centers of Ligmincha Institute. Ligmincha Institute was founded by Tibetan Bon Master Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, for the preservation of the Tibetan Bön Buddhist culture, religious teachings, tradition, and arts. The Ligmincha Texas Institute serves as a practice resource, and education center. Its main activities are teachings and meditation practices from the Dzogchen Teachings (The Great Perfection) of the Bön Buddhist indigenous tradition of Tibet.
Lishu Institute founded by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche was established to help preserve the ancient spiritual tradition and culture of Bon. Well before the emergence of Tibetan Buddhism, Bon flourished in Tibet and other regions of early Central Asia. It came close to extinction during the Chinese Cultural Revolution, but through the extraordinary efforts of Tibetan teachers and the dedication of both Eastern and Western supporters it continues to survive today as an unbroken lineage and living spiritual tradition.
Nangzhig Foundation is the organization dedicated to popularizing and preserving Bon Buddhist tradition and Tibetan culture throughout Poland, focusing on community outreach. Nangzhig monastery as the main Bon monastery in Tibet, is an organization of monks from all over the country who have overcome great distances in order to study the sacred teachings, Thus it becomes essential to support them in this noble pursuit.
Olmo Ling is a religious educational non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the ancient teachings of the Bon tradition of Tibet and making them available and accessible to lay practitioners. The Center offers weekly meditation practice and teachings, prayers, meditation instruction and private interviews, and a study program.
Instytut Sardza Ling
Sardza Ling Institute was founded at the request of students of Nyima Dakpa Rinpoche in 2007 and formally registered in 2008. The aim of the Institute is spiritual development, based on traditional meditation methods of tibetan Yungdrung Bon school that has its roots in the land of Sang Sung, lying in what is now western Tibet.
Ligmincha was founded in 1992 in order to preserve the ancient teachings, transmissions and practices of the Tibetan Bon Buddhist tradition. As the indigenous religion of Tibet and one of the world's most ancient unbroken spiritual traditions, the Bon tradition has a rich and unique heritage. Toward achieving this goal Ligmincha aims to introduce these traditions in an authentic manner to the Western world, in such a way that they remain beneficial when integrated into modern Western culture.
The Board of Directors sets the mission and vision for Ligmincha Institute. The board appoints members of the all-volunteer Ligmincha Council and hires staff to run Serenity Ridge.
H.E. Yongdzin Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche, Spiritual Director.
Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, Founder and Spiritual Director.
Gabriel Rocco, Board Chairman and Liaison to the Ligmincha Council.
Shenchen Ling Bon Center
Center "Shen Chen Ling" was founded by the spiritual mentor Khenpo Nyima Dakpa during his first visit to Belarus in 1997. Center is an organization dedicated to the study and dissemination of the teachings of the ancient Tibetan Bon for the benefit of all sentient beings. The center held meditative practices and rituals of the Bon tradition. They also offer the opportunity to receive instruction from a teacher. Belarusian Center Yungdrung Bon is named in honor of the great masters and tertön Shen Chen Luga.
Shenten Dargye Ling
Shenten Dargye Ling was established in 2005 by His Eminence Yongdzin Lopon Tendzin Namdak Rinpoche, the most senior teacher of the Yungdrung Bon tradition, with the aim to preserve this ancient tradition and to transmit it to Western students. Shenten Dargye Ling organizes regular teaching retreats and collective practices, and offers facilities to do individual retreat. We have resident lamas at our premises at Chateaux de la Modtais where we conduct daily meditation practice in the morning and evening.
Sherab Chamma Ling
Our centre hosts, meditation practice, weekly teachings, Ngondro practices and special sangha social events on a regular basis. In addition it is used to hold business and AGM meetings; GesheLa uses it to do spiritual and astrology consultations, several fund raising committees now use the space to meet and carry out fund raising projects such as making prayer flags. Sherab Chamma Ling has hosted several visiting monks from other centres and from the Tibetan Bön monastery Menri, in Dolanji India.
Sherig Phuntsok Ling Bon Society
The Sherig Phuntsok Ling Bon Society is a non-governmental organization registered in India in the region of West Bengal on 4 January 2007. The Sherig Phuntsok Ling Bon Society provides support mainly to local Himalayan communities of the Bonpo tradition in order to preserve their cultural heritage and traditional knowledge which is at particular risk, while creating the necessary avenues for their economic and social integration.
The Tapriza NGO Switzerland supports the establishment and maintenance of a locally run school in the remote district Dolpo in northwestern Nepal. The school gives a Tibetan speaking minority of Nepal access to education and offers the possibility to learn their own language, history and culture side by side the national curriculum.
Association Triten Norbutse
It aims to support existing communities in Asia, referring to the pre Buddhist tradition, the Bön.
It supports the Triten Norbutse institution founded in Nepal in 1987 by Yongdzin Tenzin Rinpoche Namdak in order to preserve the ancient Tibetan and Himalayan tradition, the Yungdrung Bön.
This institution, which is also a monastery, is the largest learning centre in Nepal giving educational, cultural and social structures in this poor country.
The association prohibits political activity.
Triten Norbutse Monastery
Triten Norbutse Monastery in Kathmandu in Nepal, was established in 1987 by H.E. Yongdzin Lopön Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche on a hill facing the great Stupa of Swayambhu with the following intentions: to provide a full education and practice program in the Bön tradition to the younger generation of Bönpo living in areas of the Himalayan borderlands such as Dolpa and Mustang, as well as to Tibetan refugees.
Yanggon Thongdrol Phuntsog Ling Monastery
Yangton Lama Tashi Gyaltsen established the monastery named Yanggon Thongdrol Phuntsog Ling Monastery in the year 1988. Later on in the year 1993, he relocated the temple of Tardzong Phuntsog Ling to Yanggon Thongdrol Phuntsog Ling, even using the same wooden beams as in the older temple. Yanggon Thongdrol Phuntsog Ling Monastery gives the opportunity to take a part in three-year retreat.
Yeru Bön Center
Yeru Bön Center is a nonprofit, spiritual organization that supports the ancient Tibetan Yungdrung Bön teachings and culture. Our mission is to provide spiritual instruction, and health and wellness through the Tibetan Bön teachings. Yeru Bön Center relies heavily on donations from supporters and sponsors. We offer weekly practice groups on Tuesday nights in Minneapolis and Los Angeles as well as Wednesday afternoons in Minneapolis.
Yeshe Sal Ling
Yeshe Sal Ling is a non-profit organization dedicated to learning, teaching, preservation and research of the Yungdrung Bön tradition. It is designed to be a place for accurate, authentic teachings by qualified Bön Lamas on the nine vehicles of Bön, according to the texts of Kanjur and Tenjur and great Lamas' commentaries. A certain emphasis on Dzogchen is suggested by the name "place of wisdom and clarity" given by Yongdzin Tendzin Namdak Rinpoche.
Yungdrung Bön Stiftung
The Yungdrung Bön Foundation Germany was inaugurated by Yungdrung Wangden Kreuzer through a substantial donation and was recognised by the administration of Upper Bavaria on February 19th, 2000 as a charitable organisation according to law with a number of objectives.
Za Mongyal Yungdrung Ling
Za Mongyal Yungdrung Ling was created under the direction of His Eminence 7th Kundrol Thinley Wangyal Rinpoche. Our aim is to work towards the religious and cultural preservation of Bon, to provide education, and engage in projects to relieve poverty. Our focus is on Mongyal Monastery in Tibet, Za Mongyal Monastery in Dehradhun, India and in remote regions of the Mustang region of Nepal. As we grow in numbers and competence we hope to be able to expand our projects to include other regions and communities.
Związek Tybetańskiego Bon Sa Trik Er Sang
The name "Sa Trik Er Sang" is from the ancient language of Zhang Zhung, the name of the Mother of All Beings - Compassionate Mother, that is, the patron goddess and the highest Yungdrung Bon tradition. The founder of the Polish Association is Chongtul Rinpoche.Thanks to efforts of Rinpoche, there also created centers: "Sa Trik Er Sang" in Germany, the cultural center of Mongolia and Bon Cultural Centre in Delhi, in India.
Menri Monastery is the spiritual and administrative center for all Bon religion and culture.
In Menri Monastery there are 350 residents living and sharing the new temples, the library, the Bon Dialectic School, the health center and the nunnery.His Holiness Lungtok Tenpai Nyima Rinpoche, 33rd Abbot is now more than 80 and fulfills his role as spiritual leader of the Bönpos and of the Yungdrung Bon Monastic Center.