Online Prayer Session in Homage to His Holiness Sunday, October 1, 8 p.m. New York Time

HH Lungtok Tenpai Nyima Ligmincha Charlottesville 1997J JacksonAs the international Bön community continues to mourn the passing of Holiness Lungtok Tenpai Nyima Rinpoche, the 33rd Menri Trizin—worldwide spiritual leader of Bön—sanghas worldwide will gather to offer prayers during the time of his cremation. The cremation ceremony at Menri Monastery in Dolanji, India, is scheduled to begin at 5:30 a.m. on Monday, October 2, India time.

For those unable to practice in person with local groups, a special, one-hour online prayer session led by Geshe Denma Gyaltsen and Marcy Vaughn will be broadcast live on Ligmincha International's Facebook page beginning at 8 p.m. New York time on Sunday, October 1, to coincide with the start of the cremation ceremony. This event is open to all.

To join the online prayer session, visit Ligmincha International's Facebook page at the time of the broadcast and scroll down to find the live stream. You don't need a Facebook account to view the broadcast. If the screen doesn’t appear right away, the broadcast may not have begun yet, so try reloading the page.



During the online session, several prayers and the Great Mantra of Bön will be recited in the order shown below. Each prayer or mantra will be recited first in Tibetan, then in English.

Prayer to Nyamé Sherap Gyaltsen
Guru Yoga Prayer
Invocation of Tapihritsa
Prayer to His Holiness
The Great Mantra (Ma Tri)

Real-Time Translation 

Through the generosity of volunteer translators, real-time translation of the online prayer session will be available in as many as 16 languages. If a given translation is not available, it may be accessible later as a recording.

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Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish,Turkish

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