Kharnatsang Collection of Skad (KCS)

A collection of skad/ from the Menri lineage of the Yungdrung Bön Tradition of Tibet, based on the skad kyi bye brag/ manuscripts of Gyalchab Yunggyan (རྒྱལ་ཚབ་གཡུང་རྒྱན།), added by extracts from Tsultrim Gyaltsen (ཚུལ་ཁྲིམས་རྒྱལ་མཚན།), ཚུལ་ཁྲིམས་ཡེ་ཤེས། (Tsultrim Yeshe), and the Menri bskang gyer, compiled, demonstrated, and commented by Menri Geshé Dawa Namgyal Kharnatsang according to the oral tradition of Menri Monastery under His Holiness the 33rd Menri Trizin Lungtok Tenpa’i Nyima Rinpoche.

–> go to Kharnatsang Collection of Skad

Menri kang bum

A compilation of all bskang ba/ performed in the Protector Temple (PT) of Menri Monastery during the bskang ’bum/, the performance of all bskang ba/ during one night.

–> go to Menri kang bum

Gyer-Yang: The slow chant of the Bön tradition – „12 chapters of TroPhur“

Through a collaboration with the musical department of –> Folkwang University of the Arts in Germany, it became possible to document the slow chant of the Bön tradition, gyer-yang. In collaboration with Folkwang ICEM (Institute for Computer Music and Electronic Media) a start was made for the development of a data base on Bön slow chant.

In order to explain the slow chant, excerpts for two main rituals were recorded. The one ritual the Throphur ritual. The other is related to the Protector Deities of Bön.

Please have a look at the developing data base –> here:

Additionally it was possible to embed parts of the data base in text, thus giving first public information on the Trowo Phurpa ritual itself, which is now available at ICEM website as well:

–> go to: The Trowo Purpa ritual

The development of the data base and the publishing of the information on Bön ritual music is an ongoing project. Many thanks to ICEM at Folkwang University of the Arts for their kind collaboration.

Youtube: Snippets and compilations of private ritual recordings

In the Tibetan tradition of Yungdrung Bön a vast canon of rituals can be found. Bön rituals are particularly rich in employing a multitude of sacred arts, among them music and dance.

It is one of the main purposes of Kharnatsang to give an idea to the public about the richnessof the rituals of Yungdrung Bön and the employment of music and dance within them. For this purpose he is in the process of revising a multitude of (private) recordings of various Bön rituals, in order to edit and publish them in a way that they might give some insight on Bön ritual to those who are interested.

Most of these rituals were held under the guidance of the 33rd head of the Bön tradition, Lungtok Tenpa’i Nyima Rinpoche, who passed away in September 2017.

get an idea of his work from the example video below or go directly to Kharnatsang youtube…  [channel in progress].