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Newsletter March 22, 2012

This news article was sent to us from Menri Lopon  — Wonderful news for the Bön World! Text discovery casts doubt on Buddhist influence on Bön Ancient Bön Letter Treasure found The pending publication of 30 newly discovered books of ancient Tibetan Bön text is anxiously awaited by Bön scholars worldwide. The texts that are at least 1,600 years old …

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February 2012 Newsletter

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Feb 18, 2012 New Year’s Greetings from Menri Monastery, Happy Losar and welcome to the year of the Water Dragon. The Tibetan New Year starts on February 22nd this year and it’s a time of prayer and celebration for the Tibetan people. This morning (Saturday, 2/18/12) we started the Gutor Puja – the ritual of the 9 Offering Cakes. We …

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January 2012 Newsletter

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Jan 1, 2012 My dear friends, On this very special occasion, I would like to wish you a very Happy New Year 2012, to all of you my dear friends. May this New Year brings you lots of happiness, success, inspirations and prosperous in your life. May all the obstacles, problems and bad things never disturb you, when you are …

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May 2011 Newsletter

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April – May 2011 My Dear Friends, I hope you all are well and in good health. I am giving some news about what is happening at Menri Monastery. We opened a new website for Menri Monastery, on March 9th of this year. In this website there are many articles about Bön and also pictures and news. However, right now …

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January 2011 Newsletter

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January 5, 2011 My dear friends in Bön, My last newsletter was in June of last year so it’s time for an update. I returned on the 27th of November from a two month trip through Europe with teachings in London, France, Lithuania, Germany and the Czech Republic.  I enjoyed visiting old and new friends and I look forward to …

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June 2010 Newsletter

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May-June 2010 Dear Friends and Students, It’s been quite a while since my last newsletter and much has happened since then. Geshe Tenzin and I arrived on April 4th and we’ve been very busy. We’ve had teachings in Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Houston, Los Angeles and San Francisco. We also recently completed our first 10-day residential retreat in Northern California. This was …

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February 2010 Newsletter

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February 2010 Dear Friends, Happy New Year!!!  Happy Losar!!! I am praying that you all have a happy new year.  This is the year of the Iron Tiger.  As I am writing this on February 10th, we have started the Gu Tor prayers to the wrathful deities to avert evil.  All of the monks pray 24 hours for three days.  …

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December 2009 Newsletter

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Dec 2009 Dear Friends and Disciples, In this world filled with distractions and material wealth, in terms of a meaningful human life, people wish to enjoy happiness and hope that it will last. However, in this century, the world has seen tremendous changes, as we all know clearly. In the histories of the past, in this world, mankind has endured unbearable …

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September 2009 Newsletter

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Sept. 24, 2009 My dear friends, I hope that you are all very well and in good health. For a long time I have been unable to send you a message. This is because I have been quite busy. From September 19th through September 25th we, at Menri Monastery, have been fasting during the celebration of dKa’ thub. During this …

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May 2009 Newsletter

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May 2009 Dear Friends, Hello from Portland, Oregon. I hope you are well and in good health. We finished teaching the Medicine Buddha practice yesterday. This is a great practice for healing internal problems, like the Swine Flu, or other illnesses. It’s also useful for resolving external problems like the current economic crisis. The Medicine Buddha practice is easy to …

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