Publications

Personal Library of the modern-day Yungdrung Bön Sage Shardza Tashi Gyaltsen Rinpoche

Books:

  • Indestructible: The Longevity Practice of Lama Tséwang Rikdzin


In the Yungdrung Bön tradition, the longevity practice of Lama Tséwang Rikdzin is foremost among the many longevity practices within the religious tradition. Indestructible: The Longevity Practice of Lama Tséwang Rikdzin by Raven Cypress Wood contains the English translation of the longevity practice of Lama Tséwang Rikdzin from the Tséwang Jarima Chok Dü scripture. From the foreword written by Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche:

“The wisdom of Tséwang Rikdzin and the practices associated with this teaching can help us retrieve, extend, and enhance our life force: healing environmental, physical, emotional, and energetic imbalances in our lives. Strengthening and extending our lifespan provides more time for our spiritual development and for serving and benefiting other sentient beings.”

Lama Tséwang Rikdzin is the embodiment of the Five Buddha Families and can therefore bestow any quality or wisdom that is needed.  In this particular practice, the attainment of longevity, physical health, vitality, and a complete and healthy soul are emphasized.

This book is suitable for both those familiar and those unfamiliar with the practice. It includes information regarding the Yungdrung Bön religious tradition, Lama Tséwang Rikdzin, and the root text which contains the longevity practice. The book is available as a hardback edition with color images and text, or a black and white paperback edition.  It can purchased through the Sacred Sky Press online store. The color hardback can be purchased at: Indestructible by Raven Cypress Wood Hardback

The black and white paperback can be purchased at: Indestructible by Raven Cypress Wood – Paperback

“We pray for the mending of all of our lifespan that has been torn.

We pray to be reunited with all of our lifespan that has been separated from us.

We pray for all of our lifespan that has been dispersed to be gathered back together.

May our prosperity and our lifespan be deathless and indestructible!”

~Excerpt from ‘Indestructible: The Longevity Practice of Lama Tséwang Rikdzin”

  • The Heartdrop of Jamma

The Heartdrop of Jamma also known by the Tibetan name Jamma Nying Tik translated from the Tibetan and annotated by Raven Cypress Wood. Both the color and the black and white publications can be purchased at: The Heartdrop of Jamma by Raven Cypress Wood This text is an aural transmission that was given to H.H. 22nd Menri Trizin Sonam Lodro Rinpoche by a manifestation of Jamma known as Khandro Sherap Lo Pélma, the wisdom mother who increases the intellect. In the practice of The Heartdrop of Jamma, each part of the practitioner’s body is transformed into an aspect of Jamma. In that way, one’s entire body becomes the enlightened mandala of the Loving Mother.

This booklet includes annotated, color images of Jamma along with her five wisdom manifestations and her eight manifestations that protect from fear. Additionally, there is a brief biography of H.H. 22nd Menri Trizin Sonam Lodro. In order to further support the practice, the booklet concludes with the translation of Removing Obstacles from the Path, another aural transmission of Khandro Sherap Lo Pélma that is often practiced as a daily recitation in the Bönpo community and considered a powerful means of protection and support.

Freely Offered Translations:  These translations are offered freely for the personal use of Yungdrung Bön practitioners. No publication or digital distribution is allowed, in part or in whole, on any website or in any publication. Please respect this request. For recitation and receiving benefit and blessings, it is not necessary to have received the oral transmission of these prayers. Through their recitation, the practitioner is automatically engaging in the two accumulations of virtue and wisdom, and performing one of the thirteen activities of the Yungdrung Bön. (See post: https://ravencypresswood.com/2018/01/14/the-thirteen-bon-activities/) However, in order to receive the full benefit and power of the prayers, it is necessary to receive the oral transmission from a qualified Yungdrung Bön lama.

A pdf of these translations can be accessed through their respective Google Doc  links.

 

  • The Bar Che Lam Sel, The Spontaneous Wish-Fulfillment of Removing Obstacles from the Path: Within the Yungdrung Bön tradition, the practice of the Bar Che Lam Sel, or Removing Obstacles from the Path, is a powerful method for removing any kind of obstacle being experienced by the practitioner. This prayer can be recited at any time, but especially during any experience of problems or obstacles, when starting a business or important endeavor, and during an astrologically calculated “obstacle year” which, according to Tibetan astrology, occurs during the ages of 1, 9, 13, 25, 37, 49, 61, 73 and 81. The prayer can also be taken as a daily practice, or recited for the benefit of others and dedicated to their release from obstacles. Download link to the English translation: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1RTyGAYty1WWIsXoELWmM8p3unJlhzO7F Download link to the Spanish translation: https://drive.google.com/open?id=16RCSkoPKPx6MRur1HTvAsW-pdrPXhnHC Download link to the Portuguese translation: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1rNlPoSdOgf2y9o39JD2F3R0kAGOXAH10

These translations are offered free for use by the worldwide Yungdrung Bön community for the benefit of all beings who experience suffering and ignorance. A great deal of time goes in to the translation and formatting of each text.  Please consider making a donation to support the continuation of this kind of activity and service. Any amount is helpful and greatly appreciated.

Heartfelt gratitude for the many supporters that have contributed!

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  1. Tashi delek,

    ganz herzlichen Dank, dass ich diese Seiten lesen durfte.

    Segen für alle
    Rita

  2. Gabriel Haaland

    Tashi delek, thank you for the new publication, The Heartdrop of Jamma. Also I am interested in the offering you mentioned here on the practice Bar Che Lam Sel, The Spontaneous Wish-Fulfillment of Removing Obstacles from the Path. Would you consider teaching this on Zoom? Thank you.

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