Welcome to the Lishu Institute

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Lishu Institute founded by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche was established to help preserve the ancient spiritual tradition and culture of Bon. Well before the emergence of Tibetan Buddhism, Bon flourished in Tibet and other regions of early Central Asia. It came close to extinction during the Chinese Cultural Revolution, but through the extraordinary efforts of Tibetan teachers and the dedication of both Eastern and Western supporters it continues to survive today as an unbroken lineage and living spiritual tradition. 


Phowa: The Transference of Consciousness

March 5 - 19, 2015

For a dedicated practitioner on the spiritual path, nearly any moment of transition provides a potent opportunity for positive transformation, and never more so than at the Great Moment of death. Engaging in the phowa practice of the Bon tradition of Tibet enables one to transfer one's consciousness directly into a pure realm at the time of death, thus increasing one's chances for liberation in a single lifetime. These teachings, from the Bon Mother Tantra, or Ma Gyud, are known to be particularly detailed, powerful, and in-depth.


6-Week Intensive Tibetan Language Retreat

Great Mantra

March 20 – April 30, 2015

Taught by Sangmo Yangri, Ph.D., classes will focus on teaching students Tibetan language to set them on the path to reading Tibetan mantras, prayers and texts.  All levels accommodated.  Beginners are welcome.



Lishu Institute Spring 2015 Residential Retreats.

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Full Time Study

3-Year Residential Program starts in September 2015.


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His Holiness 14th Dalai Lama in Merni Monastary


Read the letters from offices of H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama and the founder Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche for the Lishu Institute
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Dalai Lama visiting Menri monastery

Bön, spiritual school of Tibet

Dalai Lama visiting Menri Monastery
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