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A Survey of Bonpo Monasteries
by Dondrup Lhagyal, Phuntso Tsering Sharyul, Tsering Thar, Charles Ramble and Marietta Kind
Edited by Samten G. Karmay and Yasuhiko Nagano
National Museum of Ethnology and THL
Reproduced with permission from the authors
under the THL Digital Text License.

(3) Ri rgyal Monastery

9. Annual rituals, based on the Tibetan calendar

  • First month: on the 3rd day, a ceremony of offerings to the deities.
  • Fourth month: on the 10th, offerings according to the Ma rgyud cycle.
  • Fifth month: on the 10th, offerings according to the Ma rgyud cycle.
  • Sixth month: on the 4th, a general ceremony of offerings to the tutelary deities.
  • Seventh month: on the 1st, a general ceremony of offerings to the tutelary deities.
  • Tenth month: on the 10th, offerings according to the Ma rgyud cycle.
  • Eleventh month: on the 20th, a religious assembly for the practice of the Ma rgyud ritual cycle.
  • Twelfth month: on the 15th, the anniversary of the birth of sTon pa gShen rab Mi bo.

Now and then, monks go to recite prayers and scriptures for Bon followers in the nomad areas of Byang thang. They usually stay in the monastery or in their homes, but they must be present for the offerings during the religious assemblies and the religious services observed at certain times prescribed by the monastery.

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Note Citation for Page

Dondrup Lhagyal, Phuntso Tsering Sharyul, Tsering Thar, Charles Ramble, and Marietta Kind, A Survey of Bonpo Monasteries and Temples in Tibet and the Himalaya (Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology, 2003), .

Bibliographic Citation

Dondrup Lhagyal, Phuntso Tsering Sharyul, Tsering Thar, Charles Ramble, and Marietta Kind. A Survey of Bonpo Monasteries and Temples in Tibet and the Himalaya. Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology, 2003.