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.
From Tempa Lama, February 4, 2017
We had a wonderful Gutor Mahakala puja together with Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche in the Shakyamuni Shrine Hall, from 19.–27. January.
Then Rinpoche went on a pilgrimage together with more than fifty Benchen monks to the Maratika Cave, where Guru Rinpoche attained the long-life siddhi, from the 28.–31. January. The cave is about an eight-hour drive to the east of Kathmandu.
Now Rinpoche is staying here for some time in the monastery in Swoyambhu and in Parphing.
I hope you all enjoy the photos with scenes from the pilgrimage.
All our Benchen monks from the main monastery and the shedra have left to Bodhgaya to participate in the Kagyü Mönlam.
There were debates between the monks and nuns of the various Kagyü monasteries. This year our Benchen shedra monks did very well and will receive a very good result which will be announced at the end of the Mönlam when they will obtain medals and certificates.
After the Mönlam there will be a big Mahakala puja from 21.–25. February. On the 25th, the main day, twenty-five monks from our monastery lead by our Dorje Lobpön will perform two types of lama-dances, Zhanag Ngacham, which is very special and Zhingkyong cham. His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa specifically appointed the Benchen monastery monks to perform those two lama-dances. We all are very joyous.
Perhaps you can see these dances on a live-stream.
from Tempa Lama, January 5, 2017
Between the 13th and 28th December the eight-hundred-million Vajra Guru mantra recitation that was advised by HH Karmapa XVII for the benefit of Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche's rebirth was held at the Benchen monastery Swoyambhu, Nepal.
Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche has lead the mantra chants from beginning to end. Rinpoche has given teachings every day, Tibetan in the morning and English during the afternoon sessions. The people were continuously reciting and counting the Guru Rinpoche mantra. At the end on the last day more than three times the required number has been accumulated. That went very great.
Throughout the Benchen community provided lunch, tea and bread to everybody every day. There were about 1300–1500 participant each day consisting of monks, nuns and lay people. During the initiations more than 20,000 participants gathered to receive blessings. Please enjoy pictures taken at the time.
Update from Benchen Monastery, January 24, 2017
The Monastery sent links to YouTube videos with the teachings of Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche. At first there will be Tibetan subtiteled versions available, English version will be publised a little bit later.
On this website you will be informed as soon as they are available. All teachings that Rinpoche will give on the occasion of the Vajra Guru Recitation will be uploaded to YouTube in Tibetan and English.
So, please check out frequently
Links to Tibetan versions Chod Puja Links to English version
For several years it has been the custom in Benchen Phuntsok Ling to practice the medium length ritual of Mahakala Dorje Bernagchen during the days between Christmas and the New Year. This year Lama Ngawang Tsultrim has to go to Nepal during that time.
Therefore the Mahakala recitation will happen just before the Tibetan New Year (Losar) in February.
It is a nice opportunity to meet again with the Benchen Sangha.
Fees per day (including meals): 35 €
It is absolutely necessary to 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.
Places for overnight stay in the center are limited. Check the accommodation list if you are looking for hotel or room outside the center.
These 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 Mahakala) 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 Mahakala Retreat||Thu. 10.08.||to||Sat. 12.08.2017|
A detailed program along with the registration information will follow.
- Pictures of him as a young man meeting the 16th Karmapa in Rumtek, published in the "DHARMA KING" , a mighty volume dedicated to the memory of HH the 16th Karmapa, early witnesses of Edward's decisiveness to cross the cultural borders of his British education. By his decision to learn Tibetan and act as an interpreter he became one of these early translators almost miraculously appearing when they are needed most.
From Temp Lama, November 3, 2016
According to His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa'a wish that monks would obtain training in disaster disaster preparedness. Dr. Behrouz Mogaddasi from Iran began to give instructions in Nepal beginning in June 2016.
A total of 140 monks from 15 different monasteries took the training which initially was held in Boudhanath. After the completion of the training these monks gave instructions at their own individual monasteries together with Dr. Mogaddasi.
In the beginning of October the disaster preparedness training by the Benchen Monastery was held in Parphing.
From Tempa Lama, June 24, 2016
Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche is going to give the Gyalwa Kangyur Rinpoche Lung at the Rumtek monastery next year. This extraordinary
and very special event is a rare opportunity for anybody fortunate to be able join. It would be great.
==> Until now 801,975 Dharanis were recited (February 7, 2017). Thank you!
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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- Teachings of H.E. Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche at Vajra Guru Recitation
- Update: Mahakala practice 22.-27.2.2017, Allmuthen
- Vajra Guru Recitation finished
- Vajra Guru recitation has started at Benchen Monastery
- 15th Karmapa's Guru Yoga empowerment in Parphing on 24th November 2016
- Program Vajra Guru Mantra’ recitation
- Announcement Summer Course 2017
- Announcement from Benchen Phuntsok Dargyeling Monastery
- Drubwang Sangyes Nyenpa Rinpoche's 53rd birthday
- Vajrakilaya Drubchen in Pharping
- Glimpses of meetings with Edward Henning (1949 - 2016)
- Recognition letter and exploration team
- Disaster preparedness training at Benchen Monastery