The Benchen Monastery Community is under the spiritual guidance of both His Eminence Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche and the late Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche.
It provides information about the Dharma centers in the East and West which are connected to the Rinpoches. And it provides information about various social welfare projects especially targeted at poor and needy people living in the East.
from Tempa Lama and Sherab Wangchuk, February 13, 2018
On 12th of February 2018 Tenga Rinpoche’s Yangsi arrived at Benchen Monastery to observe the annual Mahakala Puja and Lama dance.
These pictures were taken on the 12. February. On that day Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche Yangsi arrived at the Benchen Monastery. He was cordially received by Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche. As one can see in the pictures Rinpoche is staying in the same room as the former Tenga Rinpoche.
from Sherab Wangchuk, February 7, 2018
Losar Mahakala puja has started at Benchen monastery. Until Losar (February 16, 2018) there will be pujas and dancing every day. Please watch Benchen Library's video on YouTube.com by clicking the link
Pictures by courtesy of Benchen Shedra Monastery, Pharping, February 6, 2018
Please enjoy these colorful impressions of the preperations for Losar and the upcoming year of the Earth-Dog at Benchen Monastery, Nepal. A lot of work to do for everybody.
from Benchen Phuntsok Dargyeling Monastery, January 19, 2018
There will be a mandatory commitment to receive the Nyingtik Yabshi transmission.
from Sherab Wangchuk, January 4, 2018
In the evening of the 2nd January, 2018, His Eminence Drupwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche returned to Benchen Monastery in Kathmandu Nepal following a very successful visit to Rumtek Monastery in Sikkim-- the main seat of His Holiness The Gyalwa Karmapa. Rinpoche fulfilled the Dharma wishes of the thousands who had gathered there over two months in order to receive the oral transition of the Kangyur. In addition, Rinpoche fulfilled every request for many other transitions of various texts by the gathered Nobel Sanga from all schools of Tibetan Buddhism: Nyingma, Sakya, Kagyu, Geluk and Jonung.
On the 3rd January at 9am the Benchen Monastery Community gathered together to welcome Rinpoche back. In order to rejoice and thank him for turning the wheel of Dharma, they conducted a welcoming ceremony. Khenpo Woesung gave a wonderful address mainly focusing on a short biography of Nyenpa Rinpoche's activities. Then The Sixteen Arhats Puja and individual khatak offerings were performed. Before the conclusion, Rinpoche gave a brief account of his time at Rumtek and gave us all some essential Dharma advice.
Chagdzo Lama Tenam was presented with khataks from those present, as a mark of our gratitude and appreciation for his lifelong sincere service to Rinpoche. We were very fortunate to enjoy the presence of Rinpoche's father and mother, who were offered khatak form the gathering in order to honour, thank and show our appreciation to them. Rinpoche will remain in Nepal for some time.
from Sherab Wangchuk, October 10, 2017
Please notice the program of Benchen Phuntsok Dargyeling Monastery in spring 2018.
Everyone is welcome
These are the dates for the Summer Seminar 2018 in Benchen Phuntsok Ling in Allmuthen, Belgium.
Like every year the week before the actual teaching period a three-days Drölkar (White Tara) retreat will happen and after the teaching period a three-days Gönkar (White Mahakala) retreat will take place.
|White Tara Retreat||Wed. 25.07.||to||Fri. 27.07.2018|
|Teaching||Sat. 28.07.||to||Wed. 08.08.2018|
|White Mahakala Retreat||Thu. 09.08.||to||Sat. 11.08.2018|
A detailed program along with the registration information will follow.
from Tempa Lama, October 1, 2017
from Sherab Wangchuk, December 1, 2017
On 1st December 2017, Benchen Monastery and Samten Ling Monastery worked together to clean the area of the Swayambhu Stupa. The clean-up started at 8.00am, beginning from the top, at the forest all the way down. The monks worked very hard putting in much effort to clear bits and pieces of rubbish which had been thrown into the forest. The area looks much cleaner now.
Lunch was served at 1.00pm at Benchen Monastery.
This cleaning programme of Swayambhu Stupa was organised by Khorgyug - the Benchen Environment Protection Organisation. The local authority helped by providing trucks and lorries which carried away all the garbage for disposal at a dumping ground.
==> Until now 1,655,139 Dharanis were recited (November 11, 2017). Thank you and please carry on!
Therefore His Holiness' sister, Jetsun Ngodup Palzom has invited all students, individuals, groups and centres to join in, and to accumulate recitations that will be said by them or their group over the next year (2016, the Tibetan year of the Fire Monkey) as an offering for the benefit of everyone. She is asking for a commitment from each individual or group who wishes to join in, meaning an accumulated number of recitations will be offered during the year by each individual or group.
The Sangha of Benchen Phuntsok Ling together with Dharmahaus Benchen Tashi Ling will accumulate 2,000,000 of the Dharanis for His Holiness activities and Long life. The accumulation will start on Losar February 8, 2016 and go on for one year.
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- Yangsi January 2018
- Yangsi Tenga Rinpoche visit Benchen monastery
- Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche Yangsi in Benchen monastery
- 1st Day of the Mahakala Puja at Benchen Monastery 2018
- Losar preperations 2018
- Playing Ritual Instruments 13.-15.4.2018, Allmuthen
- White Tara practice 30.3.-2.4.2018, Allmuthen
- Final notice to the forthcoming transmission of the Nyingtik Yabshi
- Return of H.E. Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche to Nepal
- Grand Guru Rinpoche puja concluded
- Khenpo Gawang on finding Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche’s Yangsi - subtitled
- Happy Birthday
- Spring 2018 program at Benchen Monastery
- Free Clinic: Health Camp conducted in Terai