Courses and Retreats
Weekend rate/no course:
7.00 AM: Green Tara practice
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):
01. - 02. Dezember 2018
18. - 20. Januar 2019
20. - 23. Juni 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.