In the Bönpo tradition of Tibet, Zhangzhung Meri is a meditational deity of the Bon religion arising from the ancient land of "Zhang Zhung" in Tibet. He is believed to be the high protector of the Zhang Zhung Nyen Gyud lineage.
Zhang Zhung Meri is one of the principal deities of Zhang Zhung, the place where the Bön teachings first arrived in Tibet, considered now to be in the area around Mount Kailash.
Zhang Zhung Meri is associated with Mount. Kailash...
In 2008, Loel Guinness completed a Masters dissertation at the University of Oxford on the subject of “Rainbow Body” (jalü), one of the most esoteric aspects of the Bön religion. He later expanded this preliminary study into a much more substantial work, and the final result was published in 2018 under the title Rainbow Body (Chicago, Serindia Publications, 2018). In his foreword to the book, Yongdzin Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche concludes with the observation that “Mr Loel Guinness (...)