Bon References

We have compiled a growing list of Tibetan Bon centers and monasteries. This is not a comprehensive list and we are working to make it more inclusive. We are waiting to hear back from individuals for more information (high-resolution images, year of registration, website name, and lama’s biography). We welcome any new listing suggestions you may offer. Geshe Chongtul Rinpoche encourages you to connect with local Bon teachers and sanghas.

Bon Masters



His Holiness Gyalwa Menri Trizin

His Eminence Yongzin Rinpoche

Shen Say Rinpoche

Tonpa Shenrab family lineage

Menri Ponlop Trinley Nyima Rinpoche

Shedrup Khenpo Geshe Nyima Dhondup


Shedrup Ponlop Geshe Thokmey Sherab


Yungdrung Ling Khentrul Duksey Tenzin Rinpoche



 Bon Monasteries and Centers in Asia

Location Spiritual Director or Abbot Organization Name Website or Contact
Dehradhun, India Rigzin Kundrol Namkah Wangyal Rinpoche Za Mongyal Yung Drung Ling Bon Monastery
Sikkim, India Abbot Meton Nyima Senghe Zhu Ri Zhing Yungdrung Kundak Ling Monastery
Ladhak, India Geshe Lungrig Nyima Ladhak Bon Monastery
Lishu, Dheradhun, India Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and Lama Geshe Thupten Negs Lishu Institute
Bhutan Geshe Shenphen Sherab Samdup Bon Center
Kathmandu, Nepal Abbot Tenpa Yungdrung Rinpoche Triten Norbu Tse Monastery
Dorpaten, Nepal Abbot Geshe Tenzin Dhargye Tashi Gegye Tharten Ling Bon Monastery
Muktinath, Nepal Zhula Yungdrung Gyaltsen Rinpoche Zomsum Bon Monastery
Tsarka, Nepal Yang Ton Lama Tashi Gyaltsen Tsarka Bon Monastery
Tso Pungmo, Nepal Geshe Nyima Woeser Tso Gompa Bon Monastery
Samling, Nepal Yang Ton Lama Geshe Tsukphu Gyaltsen Samling Gompa Bon Monastery
Barley, Nepal Mu Rig Geshe Nyima Kunchap Barley Gompa
Som Bu, Nepal Geshe Tenzin Gyalpo Bon Walsay Gompa Bon Monastery
Pungmo, Nepal Geshe Samdup Nyima Tapi Hritsa Institute

Bon Centers in the West


Spiritual Director

Organization Name


Cleveland, USA

His Holiness Gyalwa Menri Trizin

The Bon Foundation

Seattle, USA

His Holiness Gyalwa Menri Trizin

Bon Future Fund


Abbot Tenpa Yungdrung Rinpoche

Shen Ten Dhargye Ling


Lama Khemsar

Tibetan Yung Drung Bon Study Center


Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

Garuda Poland

Warsaw, Poland

Nyima Dakpa Rinpoche

 Sharza Ling

Warsaw, Poland

Chongtul Rinpoche

Sa Trik Er Sang Poland

Perugia, Italy

Chongtul Rinpoche

Mu Cho Ling


Munich, Germany

Chongtul Rinpoche

Sa Trik Er Sang Germany

Charlottesville, VA, USA

Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

Ligmincha Institute

Los Angeles, USA

Nyima Dakpa Rinpoche

Yeru Bon Center

Pittsburg, USA

Tenpa Lama

Olmo Ling

Los Angeles, USA

Ponlop Trinley Nyima Rinpoche

Chungzong Wodsel Ling

New York, USA

Chongtul Rinpoche

Bon Shen Ling

San Francisco, USA

Geshe Lhundup Chaphur

Gyalshen Institute

Courtenay B.C., Canada

Lama Geshe YongDong

Sherab Chamma Ling