Central University of Tibetan Studies, Varanasi

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Department of Bon Sampradaya Shastra


Tonpa Shenrab Miwoche and the History of Bon : Bon is the ancient autochthonous pre-Buddhist religious tradition of Tibet, still practiced today by many Tibetans in Tibet and in India. The founder of the Bon religion in the human world is Tonpa Shenrab Miwoche.

Research Projects :

Student :
Acharya passed from CUTS and after entrance test passed candidates are provided M. Phil course for 1.5 years.
Also M.Phil passed from CUTS are provided direct admission in Ph.D. for 3 years course.
Currently we have one student from our Sampradaya who is doing Ph.D.

Outside Students (Foreigners) :
CUTS receives foreign students as on-degree casual researchers and CUTS also receives foreign scholars under various Central Exchange Programmes through the Indian Council of Cultural Religions (ICCR) and University Grant Commission (UGC).

Objectives :

Imparting the knowledge of the tradition and the religion of Youndrung Bon in a systematic and modern way to the students of the department with the aim of preservation and propagation of the religion and the tradition of Youngdrung Bon, the most ancient religion and culture of Tibet, is the heart of the objectives of the Department of Youngdrung Bon.


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