Treng Wa (pronounced “Ting-wa”) is the Tibetan word for the Sanskrit word “mala.” The word Treng Wa means the way to engage in practice and connect yourself with your practice. The Treng Wa is a holy object that symbolizes the wisdom and blessing of the Enlightened Ones.
The Treng Wa has 108 counting beads, and one main or central large bead [gyapon]. The gyapon bead represents the chief of the 1,008 Sangye [Enlightened Ones or Buddhas]. The counting beads represent the remaining 1,008 Sangye.
In this teaching, Khenpo Tendar will discuss the meaning of the Treng Wa, its symbolism, and its importance to the practitioner. He will also discuss the importance of having the Treng Wa consecrated by a lama, and the proper way to use a Treng Wa in reciting prayers and mantras.
Khenpo Tendar will also introduce and explain the proper Bon way to do prostrations, and discuss their meaning, symbolism, and benefit to the practitioner and others.
Khenpo Tendar received his Geshe degree at sMenri Monastery. He is the abbot of the Tashi Gegye Thaten Ling Monastery, the first Bon monastery in exile, in Dorbaten, Nepal.