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Visit of H.H. Menri Trizin in June 2011

Saturday June 4, Pittsburgh, PA

We are deeply honored to announce the very first visit of His Holiness 33rd Gyalwa Menri Trizin the 33rd abbot of Menri Monastery and spiritual head of the Bon tradition to Pittsburgh this June. We would like to warmly invite you to join us for this precious opportunity to spend time with His Holiness.

H.H. is now in his mid-eighties. Since he was a young boy he has dedicated his whole life to helping others and preserving the Bon tradition. His Holiness’ visit is a unique blessing and opportunity.

H.H. will be with us for two special events on Sat. June 4, a public talk and blessing and a special benefit dinner featuring a raffle with five exciting prizes and live music by Mimi Jong playing the ancient Chinese Erhu.

More Info and Tickets for the Talk and Blessing…

More Info and Tickets for the Benefit Dinner…

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The central importance of supporting Menri Monastery

H.H. has spent most of his life establishing Menri monastery in exile in India. Originally based in Tibet since 1405 and re-established in India, Menri is the main spiritual center of Bon. Under the guidance of H.H., Menri has become a thriving center of Tibetan religion and culture. Approximately 400 monks and nuns live at Menri and dedicate their lives to spiritual practice, study and service.

H.H. has given great care to offering the same spiritual education opportunities to both monks and nuns. The “Redna Menling” nunnery of Menri that he has established is the only Bon nunnery in India. Many of the nuns have gone through great hardship to be able to come to Menri and lead a monastic life of meditation, study, and service. Your support will help the nuns flourish and inspire others as radiant examples of female Bon practitioners.


The Children’s Welfare Center and Bon Children’s Home

Together with other dedicated monastics, H.H. has worked hard to establish the Children’s Welfare Center at Menri and the Bon Children’s Home. The Welfare Center and Children’s Home provide shelter and food, health care and education to about 400 girls and boys. These children are either orphans, refugees or from very poor families and remote areas without access to education. The education and loving support that they receive at Menri enables them to earn their livelihood and use their skills to be part of building the future of the Tibetan Bon community.