Schedule for 2018/2019

1. Trimester:Refuge Tree

Lam Rim teaching and Ngondro retreat practice

3rd september 2018 to 9 th november 2018 (10 weeks)
Short retreat : Yeshe Walmo ritual

12th november 2018 to 25 november 2018

2. Trimester

Tummo and dream yoga from Mother Tantra
7th january 2019 to 1st march 2019
Short retreat: Phowa
4th march  to 17th march 2019

3. Trimester

Dzogchen Zhang Zhung Nyen Gyud: 12 Small Tantras:
1st april to 8th june 2019

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ZHANG ZHUNG NYEN GYÜ (2017-2018) - One of the major Dzogchen teachingsdzogchen retreat

Zhang Zhung Nyen Gyü is one of the major Dzogchen teachings in the Bon tradition. This is a great opportunity to learn and deepen your practice in a conducive environment, near the Menri monastery.

Download the application form. The application deadline: 14th July 2017.

Three cycles of 10 weeks each are scheduled as follow:

  1. Sept 4th 2017 - Nov 10th 2017: Demonstration of the meaning of the Tantra of the Twelve Small Precepts (Practice on the natural state of the mind)
  2. Jan 15th 2018 - March 23th 2018: The Practice Manual called the Six Essential Points of the Bodhichitta (Six Lamps – practice of vision)
  3. April 9th 2018 - June 15th 2018: 21 Nails

You can apply either for the whole year, for 2 cycles or for one cycle.

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Year Two (September 2016 - June 2017): Mother Tantra

Ma Gyud mandala

Ma Gyud is one of the major tantric cycles in the Bon tradition. Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche has taught this cycle over the past 20 years. During the second year of the 3 years programme at Lishu Institute, the Ma Gyud teachings will be given.

Ma Gyud Sangye Gyud Sum, is a teaching coming directly from Dharmakaya Kuntu Zangpo, the primordial Buddha, who transmitted this teaching to many of his celestial entourage, among them the Great Godess Zangza Ringtsun.


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Lishu Institute founded by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche was established to help preserve the ancient spiritual tradition and culture of Bon. Well before the emergence of Tibetan Buddhism, Bon flourished in Tibet and other regions of early Central Asia. It came close to extinction during the Chinese Cultural Revolution, but through the extraordinary efforts of Tibetan teachers and the dedication of both Eastern and Western supporters it continues to survive today as an unbroken lineage and living spiritual tradition. 




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Full Time Study

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His Holiness 14th Dalai Lama in Merni Monastary


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Dalai Lama visiting Menri monastery

Bön, spiritual school of Tibet

Dalai Lama visiting Menri Monastery
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