Preservation Work

Monday, 13 September 2010 14:40

A new library allowing easy and free access to materials on Tibetan and Himalayan studies, not only for monk-students in the monastery but also for anybody interested in this field, has been established. It contains the complete Bönpo canonical texts and many collections of other Buddhist texts. There are also works from philosophical systems of other eastern and western traditions in various western languages. .

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Work in library

With the objective of saving rare and precious texts and publishing them in different forms, such as CDs, books, tapes etc., we are computerizing rare Bönpo texts and recording important teachings as well as ritual chants. A photographic archive is also being built. Twenty such texts, including the complete works of H.E. Yongdzin Lopön Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche, have so far been computerized and published in the form of books and Pecha. This work continues.

The Monastery brings out a yearly magazine containing articles and essays related to this tradition. We have also published several important works on various subjects related to Bön studies in collaboration with other academic institutions of eastern and western countries such as the National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka.

A research project on the effects of one of the many Bönpo meditation techniques has been carried out with some of our practitioners under scientific observation by leading American Scientists.

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