January 27, 2024

A remarkable work of historical insight and dramatic power. Rice and Cole present a riveting history of the Chinese invasion of Tibet that highlights the plight of adherents of the ancient Bön religion. Relatively few have heard of the Bön religion despite the fact that it was long the dominant spiritual practice in Tibet. Ultimately,…

January 6, 2024

This book presents fascinating life stories of three Bön monks,  Yongdzin Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche, Samten Karmay, and Sangye Tenzin, who later became the thirty-third abbot of Menri Monastery, the seat of Bön religion, the oldest religion of Tibet. The book, however, is much more than stories about  the monks’ escaping from war-ravaged Tibet, about their…

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