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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.

MahakalaFor many years now it has been the custom in Benchen Phuntsok Ling to practice the medium length ritual of Mahakala Dorje Bernagchen during the days between Christmas and the New Year.

This year it will happen in a slightly different manner. Between Christmas and the New Year the practice is restricted to all those who already received the empowerment of Dorje Bernagchen. All the mantras which are recited will be counted. The practice will be guided by Lama Ngawang Tsultrim.

Before Losar next year (11.-15. February 2018) the recitation of the medium lenght ritual of Mahakala will happen, too. At that time the recitation is open for everyone.

It is a nice opportunity to meet again with the Benchen Sangha after the summer course.

Start Tuesday December 26, at 2.30 PM
End Saturday December 30, at noon
The recitation will be concluded with the practice of the Riwo Sangchö ritual.

Fees per day (including meals): 35 €

It is absolutely necessary to register in advance! Please observe the general information on courses and retreats.

Places for overnight stay in the center are limited. Check the accommodation list if you are looking for hotel or room outside the center.

Mahakala

Losar - the Tibetan New Year - is depending on the lunar calender and in 2018 it will be celebrated on February 16.

Before Losar the recitation of the medium lenght ritual of Mahakala Dorje Bernagchen will happen. This time the recitation is open for everyone.

It is a nice opportunity to meet again with the Sangha in Benchen Phuntsok Ling.

Start Sunday February 11, at 2.30 PM
End Wednesday February 14, with the burning of the torma
Thursday February 15, at 9:30 AM: Practice of the Riwo Sangchö ritual.
Friday February 16, at 7:30 AM: Losar Celebration

Fees per day (including meals): 35 €

It is absolutely necessary to register in advance! Please observe the general information on courses and retreats.

Places for overnight stay in the center are limited. Check the accommodation list if you are looking for hotel or room outside the center.

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.