What is Bon Shamanism

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Re: What is Bon Shamanism

Post by kalden yungdrung » Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:45 pm

Tashi delek,

It is the most ancient practice of indigenous Tamang people. They are called Bönpo in Tamang language.

They work as a healer. They are abducted and taught by BAN JHAKRI (Forest Shaman) in sacred Pokali Waterfalls at their young age. It is believed that BAN JHAKRI lives in the Pokali Waterfall nearby the village.

Furthermore, it is one of the evidence of Bön religion that used to practice by Tamang People before taking Buddhism.

Shamans determine the illness either by feeling the pulse of patient or by counting the rice kernels for divination. The shamanic practice is deeply rooted in a strong understanding of relationship between body, soul, mind and patient's relationship with environment and spiritual realm. Now the young generation seems less interesting to practice this tradition.

Therefore this rich culture is at the verge of extinction from another generation in Pokali Okhaldhunga.


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Re: What is Bon Shamanism

Post by kalden yungdrung » Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:48 pm

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The Himalayan Indigenous Bön 'Shaman' are dancing

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Re: What is Bon Shamanism

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Bönpo/Jhakri/Shaman ritual Nepal.

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Re: What is Bon Shamanism

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Jhakri Shaman Bön.

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Re: What is Bon Shamanism

Post by kalden yungdrung » Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:06 pm

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Bön Masters: The Healers of the Himalayas


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Re: What is Bon Shamanism

Post by Mantrik » Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:14 pm

kalden yungdrung wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:04 pm
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Jhakri Shaman Bön.

Please explain how this is Bön. What characterises it as such?

What type of Jha(n)kri is this? 'Jhakri Shaman' is meaningless, 'Shaman Shaman'.

Your thread asks 'What is Bon Shamanism' so please don't just post a video without actually explaining what we are seeing and how it is related to the question.
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Re: What is Bon Shamanism

Post by kalden yungdrung » Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:15 pm

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Bönpo priest - 019.jpg
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Yongning priest, 1928
A young Bönpo priest from Zuosuo, near Yongning, where the Bönpo school predominates - Joseph Rock.
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Re: What is Bon Shamanism

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For more informations:
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Re: What is Bon Shamanism

Post by kalden yungdrung » Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:17 pm

Hyolmo/Tamang Bön or Bönpo Shaman are chanting the Bön Mantra of Compassion.
They don´t make the full stretching Tibetan way of prostration.

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Re: What is Bon Shamanism

Post by kalden yungdrung » Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:25 pm

Tashi delek,

Benchhe Puja(prayer) is the ancient ritual practiced by the shamans of Thulo Bharkhu, Rasuwa, northern Nepal.

This puja is a ritual to the deceased shaman by a spiritual practice of offering the possession of the deceased shaman, in the sacred place of Gosaikunda Lake on the day of Janaipurnima.

The family members and relatives of the deceased shaman make the journey throughout performing the ritual in their traditional way.



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Re: What is Bon Shamanism

Post by Manju » Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:40 am

kalden yungdrung, this is a formidable compilation of shaman events in Nepal.

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