THE CANON OF THE BÖN

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THE CANON OF THE BÖN

Post by kalden yungdrung » Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:39 pm

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THE CANON OF THE TIBETAN BÖNPOS
by
PER KVAERNE
Bergen


PART TWO: INDEX OF THE CANON

Introductory Note

The title of each work is given as found in KTDG, except in a few cases where the title in KTDG is simply a description of the contents, and the text in question has been available for inspection.
An asterisc signifies that the text has been published or is to be found in a private or public collection. 1 Below each title, a reference letter and number indicates the origin or authorship of the text; the reader is referred to the Indexes of Part I where further information will be found.

If the reference number is in italics (e.g. B 1), this means that the person in question is explicitly mentioned in KTDG; if italics are not used, the origin or author of the text in question has been mentioned elsewhere (i.e., in L~J),

As KTDG normally mentions the gter-ston and/or the place of discovery BEFORE the title of a given text, it is often difficult, in those cases where several titles are listed one after the other, to determine which texts in fact belong to the Treasure or author in question, and which titles
- if any - are simply given without reference to origin being intended.

In some such cases, L~J has been of help; elsewhere, I have simply had to make a guess and hope that future research may provide the necessary corrections.
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1 As I have not at the present moment been able to make a systematic survey of texts
in the possession of Bonpo monks and laymen in India and Nepal, it may be taken for
granted that the actual number of texts preserved is considerably greater than the
following Index would seem to suggest.

http://vajrayana.faithweb.com/canon-of-bonpo.pdf
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Re: THE CANON OF THE BÖN

Post by kalden yungdrung » Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:18 pm

Tashi delek,

With the help of Gene Smith, the Bön Canon could be digitized , and saved on a single joy stick. :twothumbsup:
Tashi Menri Monastery has now the whole Canon in one hand (see clip).

Gene Smith solved one of the main missions of the late Gyalwa Menri Trizin Lungtok Tenpa Nyima
Rinpoche.

Mutsuk Marro
KY.

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Re: THE CANON OF THE BÖN

Post by kalden yungdrung » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:53 pm

IN ADDITION:
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The Yungdrung Bön Kanjur was scanned and digitized in 2006 by monks at Menri Monastery's Tibetan Yungdrung Bön Library at the request of H. H. Menri Trizin 33rd.
Gene Smith helped also here with technical support.

It consists of a collection of canonical texts authored by Bön's founder Tönpa Shenrab and revealed by his students and embodiments.

Bön Kanjur texts were originally translated from ancient sources, probably in the Zhang Zhung language and have gone through various terma or "revelations." During the 18th century the lama Kundrol Drakpa [b. 1700], a teacher of the Tibetan princes of the Gyalrong province, received funding and support from various of his patrons to gather and catalog the many volumes of Bön Kanjur texts and to produce woodblocks of the complete set.

Over the next 2 centuries, copies of the texts from Kundrol's woodblock set were broken up, destroyed, or hidden, and it was thought that no complete version existed. In 1999, however, Mongyal Lhasay, a lama from the Mongyal Monastery in Kham and from the family lineage of Kundrol Drakpa, was able to collect and publish a complete handwritten set in Chengdu. It is that set on which is preserved on compact disks the entire 179 volumes.

The Tibetan Yundrung Bön Library's digitized version of the Yungdrung Bön Kanjur would not have been possible without the extensive effort and commitment of Mongyal Lhasay.

The Tibetan Yungdrung Bön Library Scanning Project was made possible by a generous grant from the Reed Foundation. All proceeds from this project go to support the Tibetan Yungdrung Bön Library.


http://www.bonfoundation.org/bongoods.html
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