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(tib.: bön) The indigenous religion of Tibet. A form of nature-worship and shamanism, which through time merged with Buddhism to the extent that now His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama counts it as the fifth main school of Tibetan Buddhism. Some elements of the Bön religion can be traced also in the contemporary Buddhism, particularly in the Nyingma school.


Words of Wisdom

"If, with the rope of mindfulness, you bind firm the elephant of the mind, you will let go of every fear and find virtue close at hand."
- Shantideva

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