Announcement from Benchen Monastery Office, May 14, 2071

Benchen Monastery Swayambhu and Benchen Shedra Pharping together will perform the Sadhana of Tsedrub Sangwa Duepa. For more details please read:

English Announcement  

Tibetan Announcement

 Please watch the video on YouTube: Tsedrup Sangwa Duepa Long Life Puja

From Benchen Office, May 9, 2017

Link to the YouTube video:  The Arrival of Tenga Rinpoche Yangsi

Just after 10am on Tuesday 9th May 2017, Yangsi Rinpoche was received at Benchen monastery by lines of joyful monks and devotees holding kataks. Yangsi Rinpoche waswelcomed by H.E. Sangy Nyenpa Rinpoche at the main entrance to the shrine hall in the traditional way by touching of foreheads.
The welcoming crowed then moved into the shrine hall to join H.E. Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche, Sangter Tulke Rinpoche, Drupon, Lonpon, Khenpos and the rest of the Benchen Community.
Khenpo Gawang gave an address to the gathering. Khenpo La was appointed by H.H Gyalwa Karmapa Orgyen Trinley Dorje, to lead the search team for Yangsi Rinpoche. In his address, he explained the entire procedure from the start, through the middle process to the final discovery. He concluded by stating that everything proceeded in a most auspicious way. On behalf of Benchen Monastery, the General Secretatry, Tempa Yarphel, and Junior General Secretary, Tashi Oser, offered Khenpo La a khatak and token of the Monasterie's appreciation.

from Sherab Wangchuk, April 30, 2017

This very nice Video shows parts of the Recognition Ceremony of Tenga Rinpoche's Yangsi and some more impession of his visit to Mahabodhi Temple.

Please watch the video published at Youtube: Recognition ceremony of Tenga Rinpoche’s Yangsi

An Amazing Story: Finding the Reincarnation of Tenga Rinpoche Part 3

by Michele Martin, Tergar Monastery, Bodh Gaya, Bihar, India, March 21, 2017.

Meanwhile in Kathmandu, the General Secretary spoke with Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche to let him know that he was going to Bodh Gaya to spend Gutor (days of Mahakala practice before the New Year) and Losar (New Year) of 2017 at Tergar Monastery with His Holiness. “What shall I say to His Holiness about the yangsi?” he asked. Nyenpa Rinpoche replied, “Don’t say anything at all about the yangsi. It’s best to keep quiet. His Holiness knows who you are. If he wishes to say something, he will. If not, then come back.”

An Amazing Story: Finding the Reincarnation of Tenga Rinpoche Part 2

by Michele Martin, Tergar Monastery, Bodh Gaya, Bihar, India, March 21, 2017.

The second time that His Holiness gave them information about the yangsi was during these ceremonies at Vajra Vidya Institute. The Karmapa arrived here on March 20, 2016 from Bodh Gaya, and on March 21, 2016, he began the three days of pujas in the radiant shrine hall of the Institute.

Two special altars had been beautifully arranged by the Karmapa himself: one for the Guru Yoga of Karma Pakshi in the morning and another for the practice of the Five Tseringma sisters in the afternoon. Said to reside in the Himalayas, the five sisters are protectors of the Kagyu lineage, and the central Tseringma is also a lineage holder of Milarepa’s Dharma teachings. In particular, Tseringma is considered the special spirit that has dominion over the area of Nubri.

These two practices of Karma Pakshi and Tseringma are the same ones that the Karmapa led in Bodh Gaya during the annual nuns’ gathering. In Sarnath, the rituals were augmented with copious offerings and continued for three days, finishing on the auspicious full moon of the second Tibetan month. The Karmapa had remarked about these special pujas, “At this time perhaps I will see the yangsi more clearly. ” On third day of the practices, March 23, 2016, as he left the shrine hall, His Holiness gave Tempa Yarphel a folded paper. When he opened it, he discovered the drawing of a house with a large boulder and an indication of the direction in which the door faced. Written at the top was “Year of the Horse.”