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Bon Religion:

What is Bon Religion?

The Bon religion is an ancient spiritual tradition that originated in Tibet. It is considered to be one of the oldest spiritual traditions in the world, and we believe that the religion began from the beginning of human civilization. The term Bon means “to chant” or “to recite” in Tibetan language. The Bon Religion is based on the teachings of Tonpa Shenrab Miwoche, who is believed to have lived thousands of years ago.

The origins of Bon in Tibet are shrouded in mystery and shrouded in the mists of time. Some believe it stretches back as far as 12,000 years, predating Buddhism by millennia and absorbing ancient animistic and shamanistic practices. It is also the root of Tibetan Culture, History, and Language.

Bon Religion

It is also considered a shamanistic religion, as it is said that, they use the spirits of deities or deaths to heal and to destroy.

The Bon religion is based on the belief in the existence of spirits and deities that inhabit the natural world. It also emphasizes the importance of ritual practices, meditation, and spiritual development.

Today, the Bon religion is experiencing a revival, with many practitioners working to preserve and promote its teachings and practices. The Bon religion is recognized as one of the five major religions in Tibet and is also practiced in other regions, including Nepal, Bhutan, and Mongolia.

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Impact of Bon Religion on Tibetan life:

The Bon religion is not just another religious practice – it is a unique reflection of Tibetan culture and traditions and has been a part of the community for ages. In fact, it is believed that Bon existed long before the introduction of Buddhism in Tibet. This fact highlights the primordial role of the religion and how intimately it is interwoven into the Tibetan way of life.

What makes Bon particularly significant to Tibet is the manner in which it has been seamlessly integrated into artistic expression, ceremonies, and the daily practices of Tibetan people. Furthermore, Bon is a conduit for learning about the interconnectedness between humanity and the natural world. The Bon religion has had a deep-seated influence on Tibetan attitudes about spirituality, ethics, healthcare, and nature.

An integral element of the Bon religion is its influence on Tibetan attitudes to the environment, which cannot be overstated. Additionally, it has played a crucial role in the shaping of Tibetan values such as compassion, moral conduct, and community. The role of Bon in Tibetan festivals celebrate ecological knowledge, healing, and sustainability practices. Despite being overshadowed by other religions for years, Bon remains a vibrant aspect of Tibetan life and culture and will continue to enrich its heritage for generations to come.


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My family and I took a Tibet Flight to Lhasa from Shanghai and had a nice tour guide with us who was pure Tibetan, and fluent in English.  The entire trip to Lhasa was incredible, with delicious Tibetan cuisine, yak milk, and meat that is only found in this region. We were thrilled to see the ancient structures, and the tomb, and to learn more about the Dalai Lama's past. One thing that was holding us back was a headache caused by a lack of oxygen. Overall, it was a wonderful experience, and I advise travelers to spend a few days somewhere with a moderate mindset before traveling to Tibet.

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