Over 18, 000 years ago, in the ancient realm of Olmo Lungrik, the founder of the Yungdrung Bön spiritual tradition was born. The enlightened Lord Tönpa Shenrap Miwoche was born into the human realm as a prince. He later adopted the life as a monastic in order to display the path of renunciation to his followers. However, prior to this, he was married and had sons and daughters. The direct descendants of this Shen lineage have continued until this very day. Currently, there are two sons who are direct descendants of Lord Tönpa Shenrap.
Heir to the Shen Lineage, Tsukpu Namdrol Rinpoche, during a visit to the Yungdrung Bon monastery of Gangru Dargye located in Khyungpo, Tibet
The two sons of the Shen lineage who are direct descendants of the Lord Tonpa Shenrap.
In November of 2014, His Holiness, the supreme 33rd Menri Trizen Lungtok Tenpé Nyima offered prayers to both descendants.
Shen Tsukpu Namdrol Gyaltsen Rinpoche
Prayer of Stability for the Shen Heir, the Supreme Tsukpu Namdrol Gyaltsen
Highest praise for the best of crown ornaments,
Storehouse of the ocean of sutra, tantra and unsurpassed division of teachings,
From the proper understanding of the profound meaning of the innermost essence,
May the victory banner of liberation and realization be established!
Murik Shen Yungdrung Rangdrol Nyima Rinpoche
Prayer for the Shen Heir, the Supreme Murik Shen Yungdrung Rangdrol Nyima
Essence of the king of doctrines, the supreme Yungdrung Bön,
Distilled essence of the teachings of renunciation, transformation and liberation,
Having raised a stronghold through the dynamic energy of self-liberated awareness,
May the sun disc of realization and liberation eternally appear!
Composed by 33rd Menri Trizen Luntok Tenpé Namdak Rinpoche on the Western date of 11/26/2014
Translated by Raven Cypress Wood
The original article first appeared on the Tibetan language website Himalayan Bön and can be viewed here: http://www.himalayabon.com/article/poem/2015-01-02/518.html