April Ceremonies Planned in India, Nepal to Honor His Holiness and His Eminence

Long Life Mandala Offerings for His Holiness Lungtok Tenpai Nyima Rinpoche and His Eminence Yongdzin Lopon Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche are planned in India and Nepal during April 2016. 

Although Ligmincha International will not be coordinating trips to India or Nepal, Ligmincha encourages sangha members to go if they are able. Worldwide followers of Yungdrung Bon are invited to join in this special occasion to express gratitude and devotion to these two precious masters for their inexhaustible kindness and tireless noble activity for the benefit of all sentient beings.

His HolinessOn April 8, 2016, there will be a Long Life Mandala Offering to His Holiness 33rd Menri Trizin Lungtok Tenpai Nyima Rinpoche at Menri Monastery, the seat of the Yungdrung Bön in India. 

His EminenceOn April 21, 2016, there will be a Long Life Mandala Offering to His Eminence Yongdzin Lopon Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche, the treasure holder of the teachings of Yungdrung Bon, at Triten Norbutse Monastery, the seat of the Yungdrung Bon in Nepal.  

Both events will include additional days of rituals, initiations, cultural performances and traditional food.  

The event is being organized by the Gratitude Tenshug Organizing Committee, led by His Eminence Menri Lopon Trinley Nyima Rinpoche and His Eminence Khenpo Tenpa Yungdrung Rinpoche. The committee, which formed about a year ago, has received permission from His Holiness and His Eminence to make preparations for this special occasion.

For this Gratitude Long Life Mandala offering large gold-plated statue Nyammé Sherap Gyaltsen will be constructed for His Holiness and a large gold-plated statue of Lachen Drenpa Namkha will be constructed for His Eminence, along with many other items.

Due to the great kindness and activities of these two great masters, the authentic condition of the Yungdrung Bon remained strong and continued to thrive for future generations. They established centers of formal study and practice in India as Menri Monastery, and in Nepal as Triten Norbutse Monastery.  Additionally, they founded the Bon Children’s Home and the Bon Children’s Welfare Center. Both have spread teachings throughout the world in both the East and West.

It is hoped that as many people as possible will be able to attend. In support of these two special events, donations are welcomed from individuals or on behalf of Yungdrung Bon centers or practice groups. For more information about where to send donations, email the organizers.