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Benchen Phuntsok Ling is a Buddhist Dharma center of His Eminence Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche and Very Venerable Tenga Rinpoche in Europe. It was Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche who chose the name "Benchen Phuntsok Ling" for this place to indicate the close connection to the Benchen Phuntsok Dargyeling monastery in Kathmandu.

In a letter to his disciples from 1998 Tenga Rinpoche describes his vision of Benchen Phuntsok Ling:
"… this shall be a place for all of you where you can practice the Dharma, for some weeks, some months or any length of time. It has the goal of creating a permanent location for summer courses …"

==> Until now 1,655,139 Dharanis were recited (November 11, 2017). Thank you and please carry on!

Dear Dharmafriends,

as you might know it was adviced by the great Nyingma master Kyabje Dodrubchen Rinpoche to accumulate recitations of the Dharani of the Essence of Dependent Arising for the activities and long life of the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Orgyen Trinley Dorje.
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.

sc2014These 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.

tara-sBegin: Friday, March 30 at  2:30 PM
End: Monday, April 2 at noon (Easter Monday/Ostermontag)

Lama Ngawang Tsultrim will give explanations on the practice of White Tara (Drölkar) and will lead the meditation. All recited mantras will be counted. The course will end with the Riwo Sangchö ritual (no lunch on Monday).

Please consider the general information on courses and retreats.

Please read the following letter (German only) from Lama Ngawang and the group of people who are learning to play the traditional Tibetan Buddhist ritual instruments in Allmuthen. Everybody is invited to join:

"Liebe Halter der Vajra Instrumenten Linie, liebe Benchen Sangha,

der nächste Mahakala Instrumenten Workshop findet vom 13. - 15. April 2018 statt.
Beginn: Freitag, 13. April  16:00 Uhr
Kursende: Sonntag, 15. April  13:00 Uhr
Alle Benchen Sangha Mitglieder sind herzlich eingeladen am Mahakala Puja Orchester und an einer der Gruppen teilzunehmen. Bitte teilt mir per EMail oder Telefon mit, welches Instrument (es können auch mehrere sein) ihr erlernen wollt.
Kommt bitte zahlreich!
Um die Organisation zu erleichtern eine große Bitte:
Alle Teilnehmer müssen sich 14 Tage vor Kursbeginn verbindlich bei Carina anmelden (wg. Essen und Übernachtung). Alle Teilnehmer müssen Schlafsäcke mitbringen.

Carina Krämer-Bleicher,
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Tel: +49-(0)221-60 20 72, Fax: +49-(0)221-600 15 52

Mit den besten Grüßen
Patrick Röhrer, Tel.:0160-92732964, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it."

November 14, 2016, Edward Henning died, 67 years old.
Our precious translator who opened the doors to Tenga Rinpoche's teachings has left us behind with grateful minds. Vivid memories appear effortlessly.
  • Pictures of him as a young man meeting the 16th Karmapa in Rumtek, published in the "DHARMA KING" , a mighty volume dedicated to the memory of HH the 16th Karmapa, early witnesses of Edward's decisiveness to cross the cultural borders of his British education. By his decision to learn Tibetan and act as an interpreter he became one of these early  translators almost miraculously appearing when they are needed most.