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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 1,428,708 Dharanis were recited (April 3, 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 2017 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 Protector) retreat will take place.

White Tara Retreat   Wed. 26.07.   to    Fri. 28.07.2017
Teaching   Sat. 29.07.   to    Wed. 09.08.2017
White Protector   Thu. 10.08.   to    Sat. 12.08.2017


We hope very much that Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche will travel to Europe in 2017 and visit Benchen Phuntsok Ling.
dharmaHowever, it might be possible that Rinpoche will not be able to join the summer course in Allmuthen.

Therefore Khenpo Nyima – whom many of you know from 2014 – from the Benchen Nangten Thösam Ling Shedra (Institute) in Pharping (Nepal) will teach during the summer course in Allmuthen.
Khenpo Nyima will teach the "The Twelve Links of Interdependent Origination" based on a commentary by Jamgong Kongtrul Lodrö Thaye.
The 12 links of interdependent origination will show how we get into samsaric perception and patterns and how we can free us through understanding these processes through analysis and meditation.

Lama Ngawang Tsultrim will teach a text by the 3. Karmapa Rangjung Dorje called "Distinguishing Consciousness from Wisdom" or commonly known as "Namshe Yeshe Gyepa" in Tibetan.
Herein the 3. Karmapa explains the different non-Buddhist and Buddhist views. Further he shows how the 8 conciousnesses manifest in their deluded (samsaric) way and how they finally express themselves as the 5 primordial wisdoms.

If you like to join the summer course 2017 please register as soon as possible. Click here.

Since Lama Ngawang Tsultrim has to go to Nepal this Nyung Neh retreat will be postponed to a later date.
During his visit last autumn Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche gave the empowerment of the Thousend Armed Chenresig - the Bodhisattva of Compassion - in  Benchen Phuntsok Ling with the intention to make it possible for people to join the Nyung Neh practice.
Now is the chance to perform the practice of the Thousand Armed Chenresig in Allmuthen. Lama Ngawang Tsultrim will guide through the Fasting Ritual.
Begin: Saturday, April 29 at 6:00 AM
End: Monday, May 1 at 7:00 AM with a following Riwo Sangchö Ritual
Important: You will have to arrive already Friday, April 28 in the evening!

Please observe the general information on courses and retreats. Here you will also find an overview of all courses in Benchen Phuntsok Ling.

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,

es waren schöne und kraftvolle Mahakala Praxistage im Februar 2017 mit Lama Ngawang.
Das nächste Treffen für das Mahakala Puja Orchester findet am Freitag den 12.05., Samstag 13.05. und Sonntag 14.05.2017 statt.

Kursbeginn ist am Freitag ab 16:00 Uhr und das Kursende ist dann am Sonntag gegen ca.13:00 Uhr. Bitte kommt deshalb zahlreich und meldet euch bitte rechtzeitig bei Carina an.

Es werden insbesondere noch 2 Ragdung und 1 Gyaling Spieler/innen benötigt.

Um die Organisation zu erleichtern eine große Bitte:
Alle Teilnehmer müssen sich 14 Tage vor Kursbeginn verbindlich bei Carina anmelden (wg. Essen + Übernachtung). Alle Teilnehmer müssen Schlafsäcke mitbringen.

Carina Krämer-Bleicher,
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Tel: +49-(0)221-60 20 72
Fax: +49-(0)221-600 15 52

Mit den besten Grüßen
Patrick Röhrer

Archenholzstr. 54
22117 Hamburg
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buddhaThe practice of Shine (Sanskrit Shamatha) is the supreme method to achieve true peace and happiness. The quality of our human life not only depends on external development or material progress but also on the inner development of peace and happiness. For that Shine is the foundation. "Shi" means peace or peaceful, "ne" means abiding. If we practice Shine gradually with diligence and patience our distracting thoughts will eventually subside and we will experience a sense of inner peace and relaxation which in turn will enable us to gain penetrative insight (Lhagtong, Sanskrit Vipashyana). This will benefit ourselves and others.

Lama Ngawang Tsultrim will give explanations and guide the practice.

Beginn: Thursday, May 25 (Ascension Day/Himmelfahrt) at 2:30 PM
End: Sunday, May 28 at noon (no lunch included)
Please observe the general information on courses and retreats.