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Special edition # 1 – # 10 Spring 2011 – Autumn 2013

Meet the European sanghas Lishu Institute The Three Doors Poetry in the sangha The Teacher and the Dharma


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We dedicate this book to our Masters of the Yungdrung Bon Lineage.

Masters of the Yungdrung Bon Lineage

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His Holiness Lungtok Tenpai Nyima Rinpoche, the 33rd Menri Trizin.

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His Eminence Yongdzin Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche.

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Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche.

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Tapihritsa.

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PREFACE Dear Readers, Dear Practitioners of Bon,

In 2011 we issued the first Newsletter for the European sangha when Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche celebrated his 50th birthday in Nepal with sangha members from all over the world. We then called it the European Bon Garuda Newsletter. In the following months many things changed. The layout of the newsletter changed. We decided to call it Ligmincha Europe Magazine, since Rinpoche had decided to change the names of the organizations in Europe from ‘Bon

issued, by writing articles and poems, sharing photos and experiences, proofreading, editing, transcribing interviews, putting it on the internet, giving feedback, and so on. And last but not least, I want to thank the sponsors who made it financially possible that we put the first ten issues together in a book form and gave it to Menri Monastery, Triten Norbutse Monastery, Serenity Ridge, Chamma Ling Poland, Chamma Ling Colorado, Chamma Ling Mexico, Lishu Institute and the European Center.

The Refugetree of the Bon tradition.

Garuda’ to ‘Ligmincha’. And instead of two issues a year, we were going to publish a new Magazine every three months. With this Magazine we hope to contribute to Rinpoche's mission to ‘Preserve Bon Buddhist Wisdom in the World.’ For me it always has felt as an honor to contribute to this Magazine, because Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and the other teachers in the Yungdrung Bon tradition have been giving us so much with their teachings and their blessings. And it is also a wonderful sangha, because many people in the sangha make it possible that this Magazine can be

Here are the names of the sponsors who gave € 108: Frits and Annemarie de Vries (Netherlands) Johan Smith (Denmark) Jens Rygaard (Denmark) Matti Tuliharju (Finland) Ligmincha Österreich (Austria) Sabine Krenge (Germany) Eugen and Ana Boeru & Laura Hepp (Romania)

In Bon, Ton Bisscheroux Chief Editor

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Special edition Ligmincha Europe Magazine # 1 - 10