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Special Guest, sMenri Shadrub Khenpo Geshe Nyima Dhondup Rinpoche, to Give Bardo Teachings.


Magyud Sangye Gyud Sum

The Three Enlightenments of Cycle of the Ma Gyud (Mother Tantra)

September 15th – 17th, 2023
Yeru Retreat Center

Yeru Bön Center is very happy to announce that, for the first time, an amazing opportunity to have Shedrub Khenpo Geshe Nyima Dhondup, teacher of the Bön Dialectic School at sMenri Monastery in Dolanji, India, will teach at Yeru Retreat Center. This is a great honor.

We are all searching for great peace and joy. Bön teaches that ultimate happiness comes when we are free from suffering. That can only be attained when we become Sangye, or enlightened, and achieve the pure state of Kuntu Zangpo, the primordial enlightened one. Rinpoche will teach on the Bardo and how we can attain enlightenment through proper understanding of the Bardo experiences.

There are many sources of Bardo teachings. Rinpoche has selected one of the most precious series of teachings on the Bardo, the Magyud Sangye Gyud Sum (the Three Enlightenments Cycle of the Ma Gyud (Mother Tantra).

The Bardo generally refers to the period of time after we leave this current life and our consciousness roams before our next birth. Rinpoche will describe how, during the Bardo period, we will undergo five experiences:

1. The gradual cessations of visions before death;
2. The gradual cessation and dissolution of elements of the body;
3. The cessation of Sog (life force energy or chi);
4. The cessation of emotions; and
5. The appearance of the Bardo of Clear Light, and how to integrate it into the path.

If we realize our true inner nature state of mind during these experiences, then we will have a smooth passage through the Bardo and attain enlightenment.

During this teaching, Shedrup Khenpo Geshe Nyima Dhondup Rinpoche will teach us the details of how to put this teaching into practice.

Where: This teaching will be held at the Yeru Retreat Center in Emily Minnesota and via Zoom.

Fee: Under the “Teaching Options – click the arrow to the right to see your options to participate on this special guest teaching.

Housing is limited, take advantage of early registration by February 28th, 2023

sMenri Shedrup Khenpo will be at the retreat center days before the teaching, you are welcome to come early to have an audience with this wonderful teacher from sMenri Monastery.

Menri Shedrup Khenpo Geshe Nyima Dhondup Rinpoche is the abbot of the Bön Dialectic School at Menri Monastery, India. He received novice ordination from His Holiness the late 33rd Menri Trizin, Lungtok Tenpai Nyima Rinpoche, and His Eminence Menri Ponlop Yangton Thinley Nyima Rinpoche in 1992. He completed over 15 years of study of Bön Dzogchen, Tantra, Sutra and the five major and minor sciences of Bön. He received his Geshe degree on March 15, 2006.

On February 9, 2008, he was enthroned as the Menri Shedrup Lopon. On February 25, 2012, he was enthroned as the Menri Shedrup Khenpo, the abbot of the Bön Dialectic School at Menri.

Menri Shedrup Khenpo Rinpoche has been teaching Bön Dzogchen, Tantra, and Sutra to the monks enrolled at the Bön Dialectic School for more than 15 years. He has been an invited speaker at several major Bön and Buddhist conferences and has contributed to a number of articles for Bön -sGo, the Tibetan language periodical journal of Menri Monastery.

Since 2011 he has served as the General Secretary of the Governing Council of Menri Monastery and as director of the official website of Menri. He is the author of the books Rigs sMa dGyes Pi mChod Trin (Offerings to Make the Great Scholars Rejoice), Man-ngag Lung gi Yang Zhun sTod Cha & sMad Cha (A Clear Oral Transmission of the Sacred Instruction part I & 2), and Yungdrung gi Tson Dhon (Illustration on the Meaning of Yungdrung). His books cover the main philosophical teachings of the Bön tradition.


Bardo Teaching Options


September 15, 2023
September 17, 2023