Yeru Bon Center’s recommended curriculum for progressing along the Bön path

Nine Breaths Practice + Daily Prayers

Two of the most beneficial and powerful practices to begin with are the Daily Prayers and the Nine Breathing practice. Because of their importance, Yeru offers learning tools on these subjects for free.

These practices are also taught in the beginning of most online courses. If you are considering taking an online course, you do not need to know these prior to joining. They will be taught.

The Daily Prayers are a set of prayers said daily by Bonpos around the world. Much of the Bon teachings are essentialized in these prayers. Learning to memorize and connect with these prayers is a must for all serious practitioners.

The Nine Breathing Practice is a simple but powerful cleansing practice taught in Tibet and around the world.

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Essentials of Bön

3 Month Online Course
All Lessons Available. Work at your own pace.

Yeru’s Essentials of Bön online course gives students an overview of the Bön tradition as well as key prayers and practices to begin benefiting from Bön teachings.

While not required for taking later courses, it will give a student deeper background of the tradition and a firm standing for later teachings. The online course includes videos and writings about:

• The History of Bon and sMenri Monastery.
• Daily Prayers and Nine Purifical Breaths.
• Extensive overview of main Bon Deities – You will learn about various Bon Deities and Yiddams and their importance in Bon and your life.
• Altar – You will learn the proper way to make your alter ready every day. As well as how to properly clean and show respect for your altar. You will know what all of the different items are needed and their significance.
• Offerings – Learn the main altar offerings.
• How to Meditate and Why – Rinpoche will give you the tools needed to build a strong Meditation Foundation.
• Prostrations – How to make proper Prostration and the purpose of Prostration.
• The Three Heart Mantras of Bon
• Dedication – You will learn the dedication prayer and the importance of Dedication after every meditation or prayer.

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Four Measureless Practice + Conscious Living

Video Download + Year of Conscious Journaling

In the Bön tradition, the four measureless practices are major part of living consciously. Learn to be in the present moment and be better for yourself and others.

Rinpoche’s Cultivating a Conscious Life teaching gives us the tools to live consciously, improve our lives and heal. Take 5 – 10 minutes everyday to improve your life and wellbeing.

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A-Tri Dzogchen Ngondro

7-month Online Course – Work at your own pace.
Requires attending in-person retreat with Rinpoche to receive Ngondro Certification.
Requires finishing all 900,000 prayers to complete Ngondro Commitment.

The Ngondro, sometimes called the “Preliminary Practices” or “Foundational Practices,” is crucial to every student of Bön. Through these practices we learn the essentials of inner transformation. The Ngondro is used to prepare ourselves for further, deeper teachings in both Nga (Sanskrit “Tantra”) and Dzogchen (The Great Perfection teachings). Properly understood and practiced, the Ngondro is also a path to enlightenment in itself. This course is of benefit to every Bön student, whether beginner or advanced.

The online course is the perfect complement to Rinpoche’s book, Opening the Door to Bon, allowing you to confidently practice each of the nine Ngondro practices.

Rinpoche also occasionally offers Ngondro retreats. After taking the online course, plan to attend a retreat to take your practice deeper and to receive the Lung (transmission) for the practices.

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In-person retreat given at teacher’s discretion. Visit teachings page to see upcoming retreats.
Required/Recommended: Ngondro Training + Essence of Living & Dying

P’howa is one of the very important practice in the Bon Tradition. “P’howa” literally means “Transformation”. Through the practice of P’howa, we transform, or integrate, our mind consciousness into the inseparable, natural state of mind of Kuntu Zangpo, the primordial enlightened one.

P’howa is used by Bon masters at the moment of death to transform their consciousness. P’howa is also a unique method to attain the state of liberation from the cycle of karma, as it teaches us to detach from karmic emotions and to purify our negativities.

Due to the intensity of this practice, it cannot be given as a video or online course, and must be taught in retreat. Check the teaching schedule for upcoming teachings and retreats.

Zhi Ney

In-person retreat given at teacher’s discretion. Visit teachings page to see upcoming retreats.
Recommended: Ngondro Training + P’howa

Learn the form of meditation known as Zhi Ney (“calm abiding”), a fundamental mindfulness awareness practice. Zhi Ney practice strengthens and improves our meditation, and settles and calms our mind.

This is an essential teaching that helps us understand our conceptual mind, and hones our ability to focus it. Rinpoche provides an introduction to the Dzogchen teachings.

Yeru does not offer Zhi Ney outside of retreats. Check our list of teachings for upcoming teachings and retreats.

Introduction to Mind and the Natural State of Mind

In-person retreats given at teacher’s discretion. Visit teachings page to see upcoming retreats.
Required: Ngondro Training + Zhi Ney

Rinpoche introduces the Mind and the Natual State of Mind, and gives introduction to the Dzogchen teachings.

Tantra & Dzogchen

Recommended: Ngondro Training

There are wide variety of Nga (Tantra) and Dzogchen teachings and practices offered by Latri Nyima Dakpa Rinpoche and Yeru Bön Center. It is recommended that students have progressed through the eight steps above before moving on to the Nga and Dzogchen teachings, but not required unless stated otherwise per individual teaching.

Click below for a few of the Nga and Dzogchen teachings offered by Yeru Bön Center, and be sure to check the teachings schedule for in-person teachings and retreats.