Bönpo Masters

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Re: Bönpo Masters

Post by kalden yungdrung » Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:59 pm

Tashi delek,

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བྱ་འཕུར་དགེ་བཤེས་ལྷུན་གྲུབ་རྒྱ་མཚོ།
Geshe Chaphur Rinpoche

Geshe Chaphur was born in Amdo Ngaba in Eastern Tibet.

As a young boy he was recognized as the reincarnation of a great master Chaphur Phuntsok Wangyal Rinpoche by His Eminence Bon-Gya Rinpoche and other high lamas.

He received his Geshe degree in 2008 from Menri Monastery, the principal monastery for the Bön tradition, and the home of HH Menri Trizin, the head of the Bön sect and Menri Lopon Rinpoche.

While a student he served as president of the Bön School of Dialectics. Geshe Chaphur has broad research interests, but he currently focuses on the poems and songs of realization of the masters of the Oral Tradition of Zhang Zhung.

Geshe la’s first book was a collection of his poetry in Tibetan entitled Waves of an Uncontrived Mind (ma bcos sems kyi rlabs zhags), published by Menri Monastery in 2001.

His second book, also in Tibetan, was a historical study of Zhang Zhung and Yungdrung Bön in Tibet entitled Footsteps of Buddha Shenrab of Olmo Ling, published by Menri Monastery in 2007.

He also contributed articles and served as an Associated Editor of “Bön-Go” (bon sgo), the first and most respected academic journal devoted to the study of Bön.

He has contributed a number of works of poetry and articles to various other popular Tibetan magazines. In 2003, his poetic efforts merited him the title of Artist of Tsampa Magazine (rtsam pa’i sgyu tsal ba), recognizing him as the second best writer in the Tsampa Association for poetry.

Geshe Chaphur is the founder and Spiritual director of Gyalshen Institute in San Francisco Bay Area, the United State.
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Re: Bönpo Masters

Post by kalden yungdrung » Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:50 pm

Tashi delek,

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Tséwang Rikdzin was an historical person. He was the son of Zhang Zhung Drenpa Namkha and his twin brother was Pema Tongdrol. Although an emanation with great knowledge and realization at his birth, Tséwang Rikdzin received many teachings and heart instructions from his father. In addition to composing many ritual texts in order to alleviate the suffering of sentient beings, he is also an important lineage master of the highest teachings, called Dzogchen, The Great Perfection.


Bön and Nyingma mythology conflate Pema Tongdrol with Padmasambhava, the tantric adept who, in religious imagination, receives credit for subduing the demons of Tibet and allowing Buddhism to flourish.

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See also below the Bön vision regarding Pema Tongdrol / Bönpo Guru Rinpoche:
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Re: Bönpo Masters

Post by kalden yungdrung » Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:06 pm

Tashi delek,

The Kundrul Lineage, a real non sectarian Lineage, like Rime.

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Base, Path and Fruit

If Buddha of the Base is not recognized,
Buddha of the Path does not illuminate in the mind stream.
When Buddha of the Path does not shine in the mind stream,
Buddha of the Fruit is not achieved.

Hence, one needs to practice on all the 3
– Base
- Path
- Fruit.

That the mind does not move, is empty but radiantly clear is the Base.
That reflection of clarity in emptiness manifests is the Path.
That clarity and emptiness exist without grasping is the Fruit.


The Kundrol Dragpa Rinpoche


See also below:
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Re: Bönpo Masters

Post by kalden yungdrung » Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:18 pm

གྲུབ་ཆེན་ནམ་མཁའ་རྒྱལ་མཚན༌།།
Drubchen Namkha Gyaltsen
(grub chen nam mkha’ rgyal msthan)
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Recent foto of the great Master!

The great yogic practitioner is already known as Drubchen (grub chen) or Mahasiddha in Sanskrit as he follows the practice traditions of yogis or Näldjorpas (rnal 'byor pa), wearing little garment and eating only the essence of elements such as juniper berries.

For the latter practice known as Chülen (bcud len) or Rasayana in Sanskrit, The Extraction of Essence Namkha Gyaltsen got famous in Eastern Tibet as he survived 14 years of retreat on just eating 3 juniper berries a day. Since he continues with this diet drinking water at times adding a little milk to it.
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Since the 1980th he lives in retreat and as a true renunciate wearing simple often ragged cloth as he had virtually nothing at all, not even a white shawl or zen (gzan dkar). He is wearing his long hair (lcang lo) half way bound to a topknot and half hanging down.

He belongs to the yogic practitioners wearing white robes and long hair (gos dkar lcang lo’i sde) like Shardza Rinpoche himself.
As yogic practitioner of Dzogpachenpo (rdzogs pa chen po'i rnal 'byor pa) he gazes with wide open eyes and rests in the Natural State of Mind (gnas lugs).

Thus, we rejoice that he not only takes care of women by having established a nunnery but that he has instructions to other, yet unknown yogic practitioners or naldjorpa (rnal ‘byor pa) in Kham, eastern Tibet.

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Re: Bönpo Masters

Post by kalden yungdrung » Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:49 pm

Tashi delek,

The younger brother of Tengelek Geshela, Tulku Dugsay Tenzin Rinpoche.

He is 10th reincarnation of Yungdrung Ling abbot of Bön monastery in Namling county. It was founded in 1834 by Nangton Lawa Gyeltsen on the banks of the Yarlung Tsangpo river.

It was restored in 1982. — with Tulku Dugsay Tenzin Rinpoche.

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Re: Bönpo Masters

Post by kalden yungdrung » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:51 am

Tashi delek,

Master in the Dzogchen Yundrung Bön Tradition, a disciple of Tsultrim Nyima Rinpoche, the great Yogi Chime Rigdzin (from monastery Kündrag Ling), realized in April 2015 a small rainbow body. Within 4 weeks his body was reduced to very small sizes.
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Re: Bönpo Masters

Post by kalden yungdrung » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:52 am

IN ADDITION:
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