Travelling with the Master- Pilgrimage into the Heartland of the Yungdrung Bon Tradition
|Author:||Florens Van Raam Van Canstein|
|Publisher:||VAJRA PUBLICATIONS, NEPAL|
|Other Details||8.50x5.50 inch|
Yungdrung Bön is the native religion of Tibet and the source of its culture. The tradition is heir to a vast body of ancient spiritual teachings that lead to Buddhahood.
The ancient pilgrimage-sites and the yogis that lived there, give us an introduction to spiritual practice in the Bön tradition.
I had the opportunity to visit a good number of sacred places in Tibet during the several journeys I made alone or with my teacher. The last one was in 2007 with our beloved master H.E. Yongdzin Lopön Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche, my sister and a few friends. One of them was Florens van Canstein. I met Florens for the first time in 1998. Since then we regularly meet in our monastery in Nepal and during the teaching- and the practice retreats that Yongdzin Lopön Rinpoche give severy yearin France, Germany, the Netherlands and other European countries.
This book will give the reader an introduction to the Yungdrung Bön tradition in which my Master was raised and of which I have become part. The powerful places we will visit during our pilgrimage as well as the enchanting stories that are associated with these power places will relate the depth and breadth of our tradition. The Bön tradition is immensely rich in culture, history, ritual, narratives, and myth. But I believe the tradition deserves particular attention because it is heir to an ancient extremely profound 'spiritual science'. A 'spiritual science' that allows humans to release their suffering and to experience lasting peace. A 'science' we can trust as it has proven itself again and again over the course of thousands of years.
Many of the yogis who lived in the power-places that we will visit were practitioners of Dzogchen, Great Perfection or the path of self liberation. The yogis tell us about the view of Dzogchen. This view is extremely profound and subtle. If you feel inspired to follow this path it is necessary to receive instructions from a qualified Master.
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