Ligmincha Czech Republic
Ligmincha Czech Republic is a group of people devoted to the spiritual tradition of Yungdrung Bön, which is one of the five main schools of Tibetan Buddhism. The group was established in summer 2010, right after Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche’s visit to Prague. Members of the group receive the teachings from Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and the other teachers of Yungdrung Bön.
The group is gathering every Sunday 18:00 – 19:30 at Lotus Centrum, Dlouhá 2, Prague 1. The group is opened to newcomers every first Sunday in the month.
The practice group in Prague is in Lotus centrum, Dlouhá 2, 110 00 Prague 1. Open every first Sunday in the month 18:00-19:30. The group is opened to newcomers every first Sunday in the month.
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According to the traditional Bön account of its origins, many thousands of years before the birth of the Buddha Shakyamuni, the Buddha Tonpa Shenrab Miwoche came to this world and expounded his teachings in the land of Olmo Lungring. “Ol” symbolizes the unborn, “mo” the undiminishing, “lung” the prophetic words of Tonpa Shenrab and “ring” his everlasting compassion. Some modern scholars have identified Olmo Lungring with Zhang Zhung, the country surrounding Mount Kailash in western Tibet and the cradle of Tibetan civilization.
Tonpa Shenrab is said to have taught Bön in three successive cycles of teachings. First he taught the “Nine Ways of Bön”; then he taught the “Four Bön Portals and the Fifth, the Treasury”; and finally he revealed the “Outer, Inner and Secret Precepts.” In the final cycle of teachings the outer cycle is the path of renunciation, or sutric teachings; the inner cycle is the path of transformation, or tantric teachings; and the secret cycle is the path of self-liberation, or dzogchen teachings. This division into sutra, tantra and dzogchen is also found in the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism.
Followers of Bön receive oral teachings and transmissions from teachers in a lineage unbroken from ancient times until the present day. In addition, most of the scriptural texts also have been preserved. While much in modern Bön is similar to Tibetan Buddhism, Bön retains the richness and flavor of its pre-Buddhist roots.
Until very recently, the ancient teachings of Bön were offered to very few students of any generation. Now, its lamas are reaching out to teach fortunate Western students about the rich Bön spiritual tradition and its practices.
Through the ceaseless efforts of His Holiness Lungtok Tenpai Nyima Rinpoche, the 33rd abbot of Menri; and Yongdzin Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche, senior teacher of the Bön tradition; two new monasteries have been built outside of Tibet. Tashi Menri Ling Monastery, first built in Tibet in 1405, has been reestablished in Dolanji, India. Triten Norbutse Monastery, first built in Tibet in the 14th century, has been reestablished in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Both monasteries have schools that are qualified to give geshe (doctoral) degrees. Menri Monastery also has an elementary school through eighth grade and an orphanage for more than 150 boys and girls. Both monasteries provide a modern-day source of Bön culture, scholarship and compassion in action.
Join Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and Ligmincha sangha members worldwide this Saturday, January 26, on Facebook Live to celebrate the life and work of His Eminence Yongdzin Lopon Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche. The schedule for both the US and Europe is listed below.
Ligmincha Learning is pleased to offer two courses starting in February. “Sherap Chamma” with senior teacher Marcy Vaugh begins February 1. “Treasures of Bön” with Ligmincha Texas resident lama Geshe Denma Gyaltsen and course mentor and teacher John Jackson begins February 29.