Definition: Bon
An indigenous religion of Tibet that is, along with Buddhism, one of the two main religions of the country.
Fast Facts on Bon
Adherents 100,000
History 11th-century Tibet
Beliefs Nontheistic Buddhism, but meditation on peaceful and wrathful deities.
Practices Meditation on mandalas and Tibetan deities, astrology, monastic life.
Texts Bonpo canon