Anniversary of Nangtön Dawa Gyaltsen Rinpoche, Founder of Yungdrung Ling Monastery

Ralak Yungdrung Ling Monastery in Tibet. Photo credit: Unknown.

The anniversary of celebrating Nangtön Dawa Gyaltsen Rinpoche is the 8th lunar day of the 11th month. On the Western calendar in 2020 this date coincides with January 3rd. He was born during the Fire Dragon year of 1796 and founded Ralak Yungdrung Ling Monastery on the bank of the Yarlung Tsangpo River in 1834. This monastery developed into one of the largest and most prestigious centers for learning within the Yungdrung Bön tradition. A branch monastery of Yungdrung Ling, Shel Puk Monastery, once had a life-sized gilt-bronze statue of Nagtön Dawa Gyaltsen. He passed away in 1863.

Supplication Prayer to the Lord of Refuge Dawa Gyaltsen

“You, a teacher born into the Amdo family lineage of Nangzhik, you spread the unrivaled Bon teachings of the White AH throughout your homeland.

You embody the essence of all buddhas by having having perfected the exalted qualities of the major and minor characteristics.

To the Buddha who manifested in human form, I supplicate!”

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Posted on January 2, 2020, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Beatrix Beannacht

    Raven, I recently read this news item online. Everytime I hear about “life sized” statues, I’ll wonder about this. https://www.cnn.com/2015/02/27/asia/mummified-monk-statue/index.html Hope your new year will be full of happiness and the causes of happiness. Trixie

    Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Droid

  2. Yes, it would be informative to know the historical details related to this. Happy New Year! Raven

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