WALKING THE PATH OF BÖN:
Fundamental Concepts for all Bön Practitioners
ANI SHERAB WANGMO
Walking the Path of the Yungdrung Bön Tradition for Western students has different meanings for each one of us. As practitioners of this Tradition, we listen to a Teaching with undivided attention, then reflect on it, and, to be able to reach its meaning, we practice it. In the West we have had many very precious teachings, but there is a tendency to store them in our intellectual library without going through the other two fundamental steps; then, the information remains fragmented.
To be able to walk the Path, there is a map and we need to know the map to recognize the territory. This course is for all practitioners at all levels because the map is the same, although its interpretation will be according to spiritual experience. As you well know, this Tradition is an Ocean of Wisdom, and as we walk the Path, we learn that there is more and more depth to this Ocean. Therefore, this course is useful to be able to associate more of what we have heard before in the Teachings and will be hearing over and over again; for beginners, it is a good introduction to the scope of fundamental concepts a practitioner of Bön has to have. There are many maps; this is only one of them.
Friday, April 21st:
4:30pm-6:00 pm CDT
Saturday & Sunday, April 22nd -23d:
9:30-10:45 Session 1
11:00-12:15 Session 2
12:15-1:45 Break for Lunch
1:45-03:15 Session 3
3:30-5:30 Session 4
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Joyful Practice of Ancient Bön Teachings for Living Well
ANI SHERAB WANGMO is a nun from the Yungdrung Bön Tibetan Tradition, authorized instructor for the Lineage and practitioner for 29 years. Her name means “the nun initiated in Wisdom” and her Getsukma vows were granted by His Holiness Lungtok Tenpai Nyima, Abbot of the Menri monastery in India in 2007.
Before encountering the Yungdrung Bön Tradition of Tibet (in 1995), she followed a realized Vedantic master called Swami Chinmayananda for five years (1987-1992) till he passed away. She stayed six months in an ashram in the Himalayas to do meditation retreat and learn Sanskrit in 1989. She has also had several 6-month retreats in Triten Norbutse, Nepal, and Menri Monastery in India.
His Eminence Yongdzin Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche is her Root Lama since 1999 and she has followed His teachings since. She has also received teachings from Khenpo Tenpa Yungdrung Rinpoche, Lama Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, Khenpo Gelek Jimpa, Geshe Chapur and other Geshes. In 2005 she went on a one-month pilgrimage to sacred Zhang Zhung sites mainly in lake Dangra Yumtso, Namtso, Triten Norbutse and Yungdrung Ling Monasteries. One of the most important results of this pilgrimage was that she brought back relics and sacred offerings of the sacred sites, donations of Bonpo hermits, and relics from Triten Norbutse monastery in Tibet to be placed in the hearts of five different stupas: two in Dolpo, one in Torreón, Mexico, one in Valle de Bravo, Mexico and the last one in Shenten Dargye Ling in France.
Currently she lives in La Paz, Mexico, translates into Spanish many of the online teachings and coordinates one sangha there.