Bon founder Shenrap Miwo

Episode 2.15 – Bon and Bonpos

(Image credit: Wikimedia Commons. Mural showing the legendary Bon founder, Shenrap Miwo)

The Bon religion is widely considered to be Tibet’s indigenous faith. But what do Bonpos believe? Where did their religion come from? And can we say for certain that the faith is truly as old as its practitioners say it is?

Today we look at these questions, seeking to understand the continuities – and discontinuities – between the Bon of the Imperial era, and that of today.

Also, as you hear at the beginning, we’re proud to give a shout out to The History of Africa podcast – go check it out, wherever you get your podcasts!

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