List of Organizations
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.
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.
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.
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.