Tibet Archaeology

and all things Tibetan

Category - Bon

January 2011

A Happy New Year to all of you! The wintery landscape of the northern hemisphere is no barrier to the Flight of the Khyung delivering its payload of fascinating information about ancient Tibet. This month’s issue focuses on the hoary …

October 2009

Soaring high on the wings of the khyung, the human mind has no bounds but space itself, that limitless void extending in every direction. In this month’s Flight of the Khyung, I begin with an essay on a subject dear …

June 2009

Greetings from Lhasa, or the ‘Divine Earth’! It is my pleasure to once again bring you Flight of the Khyung from Tibet. Travel and translation have occupied much of the last month for me. I have made the geographic transition …

June 2008

Welcome to another issue of Flight of the Khyung, the monthly newsletter that flies highest to bring you a wide range of Himalayan issues of both historical and contemporary significance. There is no shortage of interesting and colorful subjects …

February 2008

Big Worldwide Web Work Gearing Up for Publication
This past month I have traveled quite extensively, but I have also brought the first part of Antiquities of Zhang Zhung to the copy editing stage. This catalogue of pre-Buddhist sites in Upper …

September 2007

Kathmandu Valley Sojourn
Originally, I thought I would be leaving Nepal for India on August 24, but that has proven unrealistic. The production of my new book, Zhang Zhung: Foundations of Civilization in Tibet, will require me being here at …

July 2007

Bon Reunion
Lopon Tenzin Namdak, the foremost Bon scholar was in Tibet for most of June. This, as might be expected, created quite a fanfare in the Bon community. The Lopon was able to make a pilgrimage to gNam-mtsho, but was …

December 2006

Diverging Views, the Seminar on Tibetan History
Recently, the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, Dharamsala, hosted a two day academic conference, the Seminar on Tibetan History. A scholar from the Bon monastery in Dolanji and I were …

November 2006

Menri Monastery Road Trip
At the end of October, I made an excursion to Menri Monastery, the chief Bon religious center in exile. It’s a long drive but well worth the time and effort. I happily passed three days at Menri, …