Lama Sangye Monlam,
      2010, photo: Christophe Moulin

Bön mother tantra: Ma Gyud teachings from Lama Sangye Monlam in Graz, Austria, 2013

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March 23 - 29, 2013 Lama Sangye Monlam will give teachings on the Ma Gyud, guide meditations and perform rituals together with us every day for one week in Graz, Austria. The teachings are in Tibetan and will be interpreted into English by Dr. Peter Alan Roberts. (Difficult parts can be translated into German or French on the fly.) Details of the Ma Gyud program in 2013.

Very auspicious news: on request of the students of Lama Sangye's Ma Gyud course Yongdzin Tenzin Namdak Rinopche will give a Ma Gyud empowerment in Europe in summer 2013.

More good news: Lama Sangye Monlam will give Bön Ngöndro teachings in Vienna March 20-21. They are open to everybody and particularly suitable for those who want to attend the Ma Gyud teachings in Graz, but have not yet had Ngöndro instructions. For details please send mail to (Sophie)

Ma Gyud teachings in Graz 2013

Lama Sangye Monlam making
    a torma, Graz 2012 On Lama Sangye Monlam's Ma Gyud teachings: Lama Sangye teaches in a very direct and authentic way, transmitting to us the mother tantra practices that he has learned in Menri monastery and in Triten Norbutse monastery, and that are part of his personal daily practice - no more, no less. He teaches in the traditional Tibetan manner, without any embelishments for Westerners, tantric methods that he has practiced for decades and he brings his experience into his teachings. This experience together with his great kindness make him a rare and trustworthy guide to Bön tantra.

Lama Sangye 
    Monlam playing Damaru About the Ma Gyud: Ma Gyud (mother tantra) is an important high tantra of the Bön tradition. It is the main source of Tsa Lung in the Bön tradition - the source of Tummo, Phowa, Chöd, dream yoga and Bardo practice. As a "high" tantra, the Ma Gyud is very well compatible with Dzogchen. Indeed, techniques from the Ma Gyud are universally used by Bönpo Dzogchenpas for the removal of obstacles, physical, mental or otherwise. Since Bön Tantra and Bön Dzogchen share a common basis, the state of awareness called "natural state", methods from the Ma Gyud for entering this state can be very useful for the Dzogchen practitioner. In his teachings in 2013, Lama Sangye will focus on these methods.

For questions, and to register, send mail to Sophie at

The Ma Gyud teachings in Graz are organized in cooperation with Shenten Dargye Ling by students of Yongdzin Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche, Geshe Gelek Jinpa and Lama Sangye Monlam, of Triten Norbutse monastery.