- Samstag | 19. Dezember 2020 to Sonntag | 3. Januar 2021
Online Event | Spiritual Stories from Zhang Zhung with Geshe Sherap Lodoe and Dr. Sangmo Yangri
In Bon Tradition, Spiritual stories are a very traditional form of teaching and it inspires devotees and practitioners to develop and strengthen their faith and devotion in Dharma teaching.
The selected stories kongpo Bonri and Shenza Nechung belong to medium hagiography of Buddha Tonpa Shenrab Mi-Wo. Tapihritsa and Nangzher Lopo stories belong to ZZNG teaching. Gong-Zod RI-Tro Chen-Mo story belongs to A-Tri teaching. Tulku Loden Nying-Po and Sharza Rinpoche had their independent biography.
Geshela was grown with hearing all this Bon spiritual stories from his spiritual teachers from the very early age of his life. Like Sharza story was told to Geshe la when he was a little boy by Tragon Khen Rinpoche in Tibet and in Menri monastery Ponlob Trinley Nyima Rinpoche shared the great spiritual stories of Bon masters to his students. Geshela had the great opportunity to hear all this spiritual stories from the eminent masters of Bon teaching.
Part 1 (Dec 19-20, 2020)
1. Tapihritsa and Nangzher Lopo
Tapihritsa and Nangzher Lopo (c.7th-8th century) were the great lineage masters of oral transmission of Zhang-Zhung tradition. Because of this two great benevolent masters the great teaching of ZZNG could preserved and recorded in written form. They are revered with the name with ‘Tulku Drin-Chen Nyi“ two benevolent masters in a teaching.
2. Shen-Za Ne-Chung
Shen-Za Nechung was the Younger daughter of Buddha Tonpa Shenrab Mi-Wo. She was seduced by demon Khyab-Pa Lak-Ring. She fell in love with him and ran away with demon and later she bore two children of him. She understood afterwards that the demon misled her and at the end she regretted her misdeeds and Buddha Tonpa Shenrab Miwo rescued her from the land of the demon. Later she purified herself with the five aspects of offerings practice revealed by Buddha TonpaShenrabMiwo to her. She then received the nun vows from Buddha Tonpa Shenrab Miwo and was named Ti Ma Lam Sal.
Part 2 (Dec 26-27, 2020)
3. Kong-Po Bon-Ri
Kongpo Bonri. This is the holy mountain manifested by Buddha Tonpa Shenrab Mi-Wo and it represents his enlightened mind. When demon Khyab-Pa Lak-ring stole Buddha’s seven precious horses and hid them in Kongpo region in Tibet. This become the great medium for Buddha to go to Tibet and sow a great seed of Enlightened teaching in the land of Tibet.
4. Gong-Zod Ri-Trod Chen-MO
Gong-Zod RI-Tro Chen-Mo was the one of the great Bon masters in 10 century. He was the one who Revived the experiential lineage of A-Tri tradition which was decline for centuries.
Part 3 (Jan 2-3, 2021)
5. Tulku Loden Nyingpo
Tulku Loden Nyingpo (14th century) was the great Bon master who wrote down the extensive hagiography of Buddha Tonpa Shenrab Mi-wo. Khandro Pema Tsomo who was the reincarnation of Srid-Pa Gyal-Mo, the supreme mother and protector of Bon tradition was reincarnated to become the consort of this master but it couldn’t manifest because the master didn’t want to give up his monkhood.
6. Kunkhen Shardza-Wa Tashi Gyaltsen. (Shardza Rinpoche)
Shardza Rinpoche was one the greatest Dzogchen practitioner in 20th century who attained a rainbow body. His great works immensely benefits all the Practitioners worldwide.
The stories are told in Tibetan by Geshe Sherap Lodoe and translated into English by Dr. Sangmo Yangri. Translation from English into other languages is in planning.
Date | Part 1: 19.-20.12.2020; Part 2: 26.-27.12.2020; Part 3: 2.-3.1.2021
Time | 14 (MEZ / CET), 8 am (NY time) – 75-90 Minutes duration each
Location | Zoom
Donation | 25 – 100 EUR (depending on your ability to support the Lishu Teachers)
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