Bön Ritualmusik

Kharnatsang Collection of Skad (KCS)

A collection of ké (skad/, ~ melodic patterns) 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།), Tsultrim Gyaltsen (ཚུལ་ཁྲིམས་རྒྱལ་མཚན།), ཚུལ་ཁྲིམས་ཡེ་ཤེས། (Tsultrim Yeshe), and the Menri bskang gyer.

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Menri kang bum

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

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 Gyer yang:  The slow chant of the Bön tradition

Gyer yang is the slow ritual chant of the Tibetan tradition of Yungdrung Bön.

A gyer yang data base with the video demonstrations, related manuscripts and transcriptions connected to the >>Trowo and Phurpa<< ritual and the ritual on the >>protectors of Bön<< can be found –> here.

A summary on how to read the video demonstrations and some basic research on gyer yang can be found  –> here.

The above research has been made possible through the artistic research project >>The Five Elements – Electroacoustics meets Bön<< at Folkwang University of the Arts.

VERYBön e.V.

Society for the research of the ritual music and ritual dance of the Yungdrng Bön tradition (German only):

Der Verein zur Erforschung der Ritualmusik des Yungdrung Bön e.V. möchte weitere künstlerische und musikwissenschaftliche Forschungen zur Ritualmusik des tibetischen Yungdrung Bön ermöglichen. –> Zur Seite des Vereins.