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.
Tempa Lama, November 2, 2018
At the end of October there were celebrations regarding the graduation of the first batch of students from the Benchen shedra in Pharping. Please enjoy pictures of the first day of celebrations, taken on the 31st October. Click to enlarge pictures
Here are the pictures of the second day of the celebration of the first graduation at the Benchen Shedra.
Tempa Lama, October 20, 2018
Please click to enlarge the picture. This is the official note concerning the teaching schedule of the "System of Buddhist Tantra" from Jamgon Kontrul's "Tresury of Knowledge". The teachings by HE Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche start on October 11, 2019
Tempa Lama, September 2, 2018
HE Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche will perform the Empowerment, the oral transmission and exoteric instructions of the Rinchen Terzod (Precious Treasury of Terma) at Benchen Phuntsok Dargyeling monastery, Kathmandu. The Empowerment starts on 18 Septermber 2020 and takes about 4 months.
Please have a look at the documents below
On 31 October 2018 a formal graduation ceremony taking place at Benchen Shedra in Pharping
According to the wishes of our venerable teacher Tenga Rinpoche, Lama Ngawang Tsultrim teaches the traditional pujas (tantric ceremonies) and the associated rituals in these workshops. Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche himself was a Vajra master, which means that he was fully master of all tantric rituals and authorized to pass them on.
Just as the rituals once came from India to Tibet and were learned by the Tibetans, today it is necessary to continue the transfer of the linage to the West.
The goal is for the Western Sangha members to be able to perform the traditional pujas independently. It is planned to learn one puja completely every year. Last year the Mahakala puja and this year the Bardo puja have already been successfully mastered to the joy of our teachers.
For the upcoming year, Lama Ngawang Tsultrim has chosen the Milarepa-Tsok-Puja for us to learn.
The next exercise weekends will take place on the following dates (start always Friday at 19:00 CET and end Sunday 12:00 CET):
30. Nov. - 02. Dec. 2018 (cancelled, too few registrations)
18. - 20. Jan. 2019
20. - 23. Jun. 2019
Everyone is welcome to participate. No prerequisites are required. Texts and instruments are provided by the Centre. For planning purposes, please register in advance.
Please observe the general information on courses and retreats. Here you will also find an overview of all courses in Benchen Phuntsok Ling.
For many years it has been a tradition that between Christmas and New Year in Benchen Phuntsok Ling the medium-long ritual of Mahakala Dorje Bernagchen is performed to remove obstacles for the coming year.
This is generally done in all four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism (Nyingma, Sakya, Gelug, Kagyu). For Vajrayana practitioners, as long as one has not attained enlightenment, it is essential to invoke the protection of lamas, yidams, and protectors to remove obstacles on the path to enlightenment.
Mahakala belongs to the protective deities (Skrt. Dharmapalas, Tibet. Chökyong) that protect the lineage as well as provide protection and help to practitioners. In Tibet, the "five great Mahakalas" are the best known. One of them is Dorje Bernagchen ("Protector with the black coat"). He is the protector of the Karmapas and the Karma Kagyu lineage.
These are the dates for the Summer Seminar 2019 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. 24.07.||to||Fri. 26.07.2019|
|Teaching||Sat. 27.07.||to||Wed. 07.08.2019|
|White Mahakala Retreat||Thu. 08.08.||to||Sat. 10.08.2019|
A detailed program along with the registration information will follow.
from Benchen Library, March 31, 2018
A teaching on the Seven Points of Mind Training by His Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche during 19th Nepal Kagyu Monlam held at Benchen Monastery from March 29—31, 2018.
Please enjoy the teaching on YouTube.com
==> Until now 1,755,563 Dharanis were recited (December 3, 2018). 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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