Bönpo Triten monastery

Since 1996 we have been supporting the Bönpo  Triten Norbutse Monastery in Kathmandu (Nepal). The original monastery in Tibet was completely destroyed during the cultural revolution. Now the survival of the monastery and of its monks depends on us…

Inaugurated in 1995, the Bönpo Triten Norbutse Monastery was founded at Swayambunath (near Kathmandu) by the Master Lopon Tenzin Namdak Rimpoche with the aim to safeguard Bonpo religion and culture outside Tibet.

Lopon Rimpoche aims to give Bönpo monks in exile a complete training, so that once they have completed their cycle of studies the monks can retun to Tibet in order to keep alive the precious Bönpo teachings.

However the monastery and those living in it need everything: food, heating, sacred texts for their studies amd items for their rituals.

Now that their future and that of the Bönpo religion depends also on you, please help them through our long distance sponsorship project.

This project is based on individual support: the supporter distance sponsors a child or a monk, with whom he/she can create a real and personal relationship through correspondence and travel to the place where the child or monk lives.

We have been operating here since 1996 :

we have helped 150 monks, but many others need our help;

we provide every monk with heating requirements, ritual objects and teaching materials.

Help us keep the Bönpo tradition alive

Together we must continue providing:

ritual objects,
sacred texts.

The monks at the Bönpo Triten Norbutse Monastery need our help now.

Inaugurated in 1995, Bönpo Triten Norbutse Monastery was founded at Swayambunath, near Kathmandu, by the master Lopon Tenzin Namdak Rimpoche with the aim to safeguard Bonpo religion and culture outside Tibet.

A complete cycle of studies lasting thirteen years leads to conferral of a Geshe diploma within the Bönpo religious system.

These studies include a wide range of Tibetan traditional subjects: Sutra, Tantra, Dzogchen, dialectical debate, the study of cosmology, Tibetan grammar and calligraphy, Sanskrit grammar, the creation of mandalas, Bönpo medicine and all the traditional sciences.

Once a week all the monks are given an oral exmaination by Lopon Rimpoche and the geshes. Each monk in turn asks his examiner some questions, and the exam can last up to 5 or 6 hours.

Once they have completed their thirteen year study course many of the Geshes return to Tibet to take back and share their knowledge with the younger generations in Tibet.

It only takes 80 cents a day, if you think about it… It is less than the cost of a cup of coffee.

Sponsor a monk
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