Prayers for World Peace with Tibetan Monks

23Jun5:30 pm8:30 pmPrayers for World Peace with Tibetan Monks

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To all beings who suffer and are in need. Just as a good harvest satisfies hunger The Four Immeasurables of compassion, joy, love and equanimity bring happiness and freedom.

–Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

We invite you to join His Holiness, the 34th Menri Trizin, spiritual head of the Bön Buddhist tradition of Tibet, Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and other monks to support the orphans and students of the Bön Children Welfare Center in India!


5:30 – 6:00 pm: Arrival time with *Music from the Blue Ridge* with Kim and Jimbo Cary
6:00-7:00 pm: Welcoming * Prayers for World Peace * Sitar Music by Hans Utter
7:00-8:30 pm:  Reception and Dinner

Donate to support the orphans and semi-orphans of Bön Children Welfare Center to become self-reliant, contributing members of society and the world community. Your donation will cover their most essential needs such as food, clothing, education and medical care. Your donation helps improve the life and education of each child in the Center.

About the Bon Children Welfare Center

The Bon Children’s Welfare Centre (“BCWC”) is a Tibetan boarding school for orphans, semi-orphans and disadvantaged children located in Dholanji, India. The Center was established in the 1970s by His Holiness the 33rd Menri Trizin Lungtok Tenpai Nyima Rinpoche, and his tireless efforts are now continued by His Holiness 34th Menri Trizin 34th spiritual head of the Bon Buddhist tradition of Tibet.

BCWC is run under the Yundrung Bon Monastic Centre Society and is registered in India as a society under the Himachal Pradesh Societies Registration Act 2006. This society is run through donations by generous people from all over the world.

BCWC’s mission is to provide food, clothing, shelter and education, school supplies, healthcare and medicine, and other essentials to children, who are typically arriving to the center from the poorest villages. Many of them are orphans or semi-orphans. There are also some children whose families simply cannot afford to raise them.

The children live full-time at the BCWC and go to school at the Bön Children’s Home, which is a short walk down the hill from the Menri Monastery. Outside the school hours they take part in ceremonies and rituals at the Menri Monastery and receive instructions in Bon religion traditions and history as a general preparation for the monks’ studies, should they later wish to embrace the religious life.

Currently, there are 89 boys studying in the center, who are from the remote areas of Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan and India.


Originally scheduled to take place at a farm in Esmont, VA, this fundraiser will now take place at Serenity Ridge Retreat Center.

For more information about the Bon Children’s Welfare Center, click here



June 23, 2023 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST(GMT+00:00)


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