49 Day Rituals

Dear Bön Family,

It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our beloved Abbot, 33rd Menri Trizin Lungtok Tenpa’i Nyima upon his passing on September 14, 2017 at 6:25pm Delhi time.

Many people from all over the world have already arrived at Menri and others are on their way or making plans to go – Monks and lay practitioners. It is a great blessing to be with the Abbot during this important transition. The 49 day cycle of death rituals have begun and his cremation will take place October 2.

While this is a sad time it is also a historical event that is positive as it brings together so many Bönpos from around the world.

For those of us that cannot make this trip to honor the Abbot and gain the blessing of being there in person, Menri Lopon has authorized Khyungdzong Wodsel Ling to gather offerings from all those who wish to donate to the ceremonies. As always, such a donation directly connects you to this experience and helps provide the necessary support for the ceremonies. Everyone who donates will have their name given to the monastery. All donations goes directly to Yungdrung Bon Monastic Center (Menri Monastery)

Together in Bön,

Margretta Stone and Dika Ryan


To donate to  Menri Monastery, please follow this PayPal link, or mail a check payable to KHYUNGDZONG WODSEL LING to:

KWL/Dika Ryan
1977  N. New Hampshire Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

For those of you who wish to practice for the Abbot during this time, the following translated prayer for the Abbott has been offered by Raven Cypress Wood. You may recite this as often as you like during this 49 day period.

Translation of the Tsewang Monlam prayer for the Abbott:



We thank the Abbot for his lifelong dedication to preserving this important spiritual tradition. E Ma Ho!!