List of Organizations
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.