Khyung Mar: The Red Garuda
The Bön Practice for Healing Ourselves, Others, and the Natural World
By Latri Nyima Dakpa Rinpoche
Published October 22, 2021
Yeru Bön Center is proud to announce the culmination of several years of work, multiple Red Garuda retreats, and two online courses – the publication of Khyung Mar: The Red Garuda, by our teacher, Latri Nyima Dakpa Rinpoche. We thank him deeply for sharing this powerful Yungdrung Bön teaching with us and the world, and we pray that this effort accomplishes great benefit for sentient beings.
This book has come together with the help of several people, including His Eminence, sMenri Lopon Trinley Nyima Rinpoche, who wrote the Foreword; Piotr Gusta, who provided beautiful images that guide the practice; and Nick Tichawa, who edited and published the book.
This powerful and captivating book guides practitioners and healers through the inner practices of the Khyung Mar Ngag tradition, closely following Bön text and tradition. The book presents an extended teaching and commentary on the practice. It includes over 40 images, most of which give detailed visualization guidance. It also includes a full set of prayers in Tibetan and English, with English phonetics to perform the practices.
In addition to the preliminary practices and visualizations included in the main daily practice, there are also a series of additional auxiliary practices and prayers that can be performed on an occasional basis or as needed. These include setting a Khyung Mar altar, establishing the Ta Chen as the source of blessing on the altar, establishing a protective outer boundary, receiving blessings, and healing with the use of a phurpa dagger.
Book info from the back cover:
The Khyung Mar Tantra presents one of the profound healing practices of the Tibetan Yungdrung Bön tradition. As part of the Father Transmission of Bön Secret Recitation teachings, the practice focuses on the Generation Stage of tantric practice-visualizing oneself as the Red Garuda, visualizing the invited Red Garuda deity, and sending the lights and energy of wisdom and compassion to all in need. While this practice is one of the primary healing practices in Bön for any condition, it is especially meant for healing sickness and other harm caused by the lu-spirits of the water. As the central practice of an enlightened Yidam deity, it not only provides physical and emotional healing, but guides practitioners toward the non-dual state of unification with the deity’s enlightened mind, creating a clear path of inner awakening. This book is dense with practical insights and esoteric wisdom that will be of benefit to any practitioner.
Latri Khenpo Nyima Dakpa Rinpoche is a current Master of the Bön tradition. His books include Opening the Door to Bön, which helped introduce the Bön Ngöndro teachings in the West, and The Inner Mirror, a commentary on the Fifteen-Session A-tri Dzogchen.
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Acknowledgements from the book:
I am happy to announce that my third book, Khyung Mar, is ready with the help of many people that I appreciate and would like to thank for all their help in making it available, especially when my life is busy with travel and teachings but it is still realized.
The first person who I would like to thank is Piotr Gusta, for his time and hard work making the images available for guiding the meditation, which makes this book unique and the first Khyung Mar book of its type.
Then, to Nick Tichawa, for his tireless hard work editing and proofreading the book with his generous time and energy, which I highly appreciate.
As always, I would like to thank both David Peteler and Deborah Peteler, my hosts, my supporters, and my students, who have been always there with me to support all my projects as well as my health. Without their support, this book may not be released as it is now, so I thank them.
I would also like to thank my brother Latri Nyima Dhondup and Dika Ryan for their work, and all of their time and energy, in the very first stage of transcribing my teaching records.
Finally, my heartfelt thank you to all those whose name may not be listed.
May this book be helpful to all readers, and any merits dedicated to all mother beings.
~ Latri Khenpo Geshe Nyima Dakpa