What is Bön?

Bön is among the oldest indigenous spiritual traditions in the world. It originated in Central Asia thousands of years ago and eventually took root in what is now Tibet. The earliest teachings of Bön come from Tonpa Shenrap, a fully enlightened being (a Buddha), more than 17,000 years ago according to the Bön tradition.

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What Does Bön Teach?

Yungdrung Bön is an ancient system of spiritual teachings that come from the land of Shang Shung, now a part of Tibet. The Bön teachings guide us to reflect on our lives; recognize the role of aversion, attachment and ignorance in our suffering; awaken our inner, innate wisdom; and manifest that wisdom energy through love, compassion, joy and equanimity. Bön teaches a truth that is primordial, unchanging, and indestructible.

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The Lineage of Bön

Bön is an ancient-yet-thriving tradition given to us by enlightened beings and handed down from generation to generation. Bön has many sacred texts, known and the Kangyur and the Tengyur, in hundreds of volumes, that are a vital repository of teachings, healing and meditative practices, and much more. But it is in the guidance of our teachers and their deep understanding of the nuances of meditation and spiritual development that the teachings become fully alive and we benefit the most.

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What do we practice?

The sacred texts of Bön include hundreds of volumes. Among them are more practices, teachings, and rituals than anyone could learn in a single lifetime. Every aspect of life is covered by these teachings.

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