Yungdrung Bön Ritualmusik

Data base 1:
Kharnatsang Collection of Skad (KCS)

A collection of (Wyl. skad, ~ melodic units) from the Menri lineage of the Yungdrung Bön Tradition of Tibet, based on the ké-kyi-jé-tra (Wyl. skad kyi bye brag) manuscripts of Gyalchab Yunggyan (རྒྱལ་ཚབ་གཡུང་རྒྱན།), Tsultrim Gyaltsen (ཚུལ་ཁྲིམས་རྒྱལ་མཚན།), ཚུལ་ཁྲིམས་ཡེ་ཤེས། (Tsultrim Yéshé), and the Menri kang-gyer (Wal. bskang gyer).

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Data base 2:
Menri kang-bum

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

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Data base 3:
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 „Tropur“ 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.