I’m 51 years old and for the las 28 years I’ve been a happy husband and father. I came across buddist teachings in the 1970s while looking for my own spiritual path. In 1983 I took refuge and started regular practice in Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism which was at that time the only school in Poland. In 1992 I had the privlidge of receiving Dzogchen Teachings from Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche and to him I owe my first contact with Bon.
Thanks to the teachings of Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche I was made aware, of how precious and unique the Jungdrung Bon Tradition was. With a group of friends I co-organized Rinpoche’s first lectures in Poznań and had the honer of meeting him in person. Since 1997 as Umdze appointed by Rinpoche I have been conducting Bon practices in Poznań. A decisive moment in my practice was meeting of His Eminence Yongdzin Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche and receivig teachings of Mother Tantra in 2001, as well as meeting His Holiness Lungtok Tenpai Nyima Rinpoche and receiving from him Dzogchen Teachings in 2006. In 2011 I participated in the 2nd International Lishu Institute Retreat which was organized in honor of Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche’s 50th birtday. I became an instructor of Garuda Association in 2011.
He embarked on the path of Bon in 2002 after meeting his Teacher, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, whose Teachings he fallows countinuosly and doesn’t mean to change that in the future. During his 12 years of practice he received many Teachings and essential for Dzogchen practice initiations. He feels a deep connection with the Zhang Zhung Nyen Gyu spoken tradition, Sherab Chamma and among living teachers with His Eminence Yongdzin Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche and Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche.
Jarek also received Teachings from: Khenpo Tenpa Yungdrung Rinpoche, Chongtul Rinpoche, Nyima Dakpa Rinpoche, His Holiness Lungtok Tenpai Nyima Rinpoche, Menri Lopon Trinley Nyima Rinpoche and Alejandro Chaoul Reicha and many Geshes of Yungdrung Bon tradition. He lives and practices in Wrocław where he’s employed as an assistant professor at the Institute of International Studies at the University of Wrocław. In 1997 he received a PhD of international public law at Jagielonian University.
In worldly affairs a big entuisisast of speedway and a dedicated fan of roots reggae. For 2 years he’s been performing duties of an instructor in Ligmincha Poland and also works as a translator. He turned 50 in 2014 and hopes to deepen his ties with Bon for ever more.
Dariusz Orwat (Trul Khor instructor)
I have been practicing Yungdrung Bon for well over a decade now. In this time I have received teachings from most renowned Teachers in this tradition. Tibetan yoga practices of Tsa Lung and Trul Khor have played a very important role on my spiritual path. Trul Khor practices have been bestowed on me by Alejandro Chaoul Reich who is the main instructor of Trul Khor in Yungdrung Bon tradition in the west. I feel ever so grateful to Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and Alejandro Chaoul Reich for allowing me the possibility of studying these wonderful teachings and practices. During the last couple of years under the tutelage of Alejandro Chaoul Reich I have been prepering to become an instructor. I have been Tsa Lung instructor from 2012 and since that time I have been conducting courses.