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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 1,684,209 Dharanis were recited (March 16, 2018). 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.

ShantidevaShantideva - Copyright © 2018 Himalayan Art Resources Inc.These are the dates for the Summer Seminar 2018 in Benchen Phuntsok Ling in Allmuthen, Belgium.
We are very happy to continue the series of summer courses in Allmuthen!

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. 25.07.   to    Fri. 27.07.2018
Teaching   Sat. 28.07.   to    Wed. 08.08.2018
Gönkar Retreat   Thu. 09.08.   to    Sat. 11.08.2018


Due to many responsibilities Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche will not be able to be present at the summer course.

Khenpo ÖsungKhenpo ÖsungHowever Rinpoche decided to send Khenpo Karma Ösung to teach in Benchen Phuntsok Ling during the summer course.

Many of you already know Khenpo Ösung from the summer course 2015.

Khenpo Ösung completed higher Buddhist studies in Karma Shri Nalanda Insitute in Rumtek, Sikkim, India. Later he had finished the three-year retreat program in Benchen Retreat center. October 2013 His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa awarded him the title Khenpo and December 2013 Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche appointed him as a Khenpo of Benchen Monastery.

Khenpo Ösung will teach the "Introduction to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life" (Skt. Bodhicaryāvatāra) a famous guide to the Mahayana path written by the great master Shantideva.

During his last visit in autumn 2015 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:  Sunday,  April 29  at 6:00 CEST 
End:  Tuesday,  May 1 at 7:00 CEST 
 A Riwo Sangchö Ritual will follow the end of the retreat on Tuesday.
Important: You will have to arrive already Saturday, April 28 at 19:00 CEST!

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

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.

Begin:  Thursday,  May 10 (Ascension Day/Himmelfahrt)  at 14:30 CEST
End:  Sunday,  May 13    at noon (no lunch included) 
Please observe the general information on courses and retreats.
Begin:  Saturday,  May 19  (Pentecost/Pfingsten)  at 10:00 CEST
End:  Sunday, May 20   

at noon


Lama Ngawang Tsultrim will give explanations on the Chöd practice and will lead the meditation.

Participation is restricted to those who received a Chöd initiation!

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