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The Bön Lineage of Teachers

Bön is a living tradition that thrives on the connection between teacher and student. The teachings and culture of Bön have been transmitted through an unbroken lineage that continues today. The vibrancy of the teachings is due in large part to the mentorship of one generation to the next.

Bön precedes written history. The teachings were directly revealed by Tonpa Shenrap, a fully realized buddha. For 24 generations the teachings were passed from “mouth to ear”, primarily from one master to one student. It was only in the eighth century of the common era that the teachings were written down, as a form of protection during a time of suppression of the Bön tradition in Tibet.

Although many Bön monasteries exist today, the two primary monasteries established outside Tibet—and the main source of Ligmincha International’s connection to the tradition—are Menri Monastery in Dolanji, India and Triten Norbutse Monastery near Kathmandu, Nepal. Important living and recent masters from these two monasteries include.

Bön is a living tradition that thrives on the connection between teacher and student. The teachings and culture of Bön have been transmitted through an unbroken lineage that continues today. The vibrancy of the teachings is due in large part to the mentorship of one generation to the next.

Bön precedes written history. The teachings were directly revealed by Tonpa Shenrap, a fully realized buddha. For 24 generations the teachings were passed from “mouth to ear”, primarily from one master to one student. It was only in the eighth century of the common era that the teachings were written down, as a form of protection during a time of suppression of the Bön tradition in Tibet.

Although many Bön monasteries exist today, the two primary monasteries established outside Tibet—and the main source of Ligmincha International’s connection to the tradition—are Menri Monastery in Dolanji, India and Triten Norbutse Monastery near Kathmandu, Nepal. Important living and recent masters from these two monasteries include.

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