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.
At the request of some disciples H.E. Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche has kindly agreed to give teachings on mind training and how to integrate daily life as part of Dharma practice.
Sunday April 20, 2014
10am to 12 midday & 2pm to 4pm
Benchen Phuntsok Dargyeling Monastery
All welcome, no registration necessary.
Today March 31, 2014 Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche consecrated Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche's relic stupa in Parphing together with many rinpoches, dorje lopöns, khenpos, lamas, monks, nuns, and many lay practitioners. It started at 8:30 in the morning. During the consecration there were rainbow circles around the sun and three big black birds and one white bird were flying around high above the stupa. According to Tibetan tradition these are very auspicious signs.
Now there are some photos:
That's all now. Namaste, Tempa
At the end of the Kagyu Monlam in the late afternoon of the January 16, 2014 H.H. Gyalwang Karmapa has called the Benchen monastery addressing all the monks from Kathmandu and the Pharping Shedra.
H.H. said that Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche made it clear that he will not be reborn in Tibet and that Rinpoche will be reborn close to Rinpoche's root guru. H.H. had a very clear vision that Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche will enter this world soon after the two stupas are completed. Until Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche is reborn you should practice continuously and do all the rituals, that will be the best. H.H. said that "whenever you need my support, please tell me, I am there. Whatever I can I will do to support the monastery." The last that H.H. said was that Rinpoche will be reborn not far which probably means Nepal, Bhutan, or India.
This year's summer course will be dedicated to the swift rebirth of Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche and therefore meditation practice will be stressed.
Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche has limited his travel activities for 2014 and thus cannot come for the summer course. However he has confirmed that he will come for the summer course in 2015 to Allmuthen.
Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche has emphasized that it is very important to carry on Tenga Rinpoche's projects. Concerning the summer course he said: "You have got two wonderful qualified resident lamas, who were chosen personally by Tenga Rinpoche for a good reason. They are highly capable to conduct this year's summer course." Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche gave the following precise instructions concerning the structure and the teachings of the summer course.
Alongside of individual practice Lama Yönten Palsang will give teachings based on a Shine and Lhagtong practice text by Dakpo Tashi Namgyal called "Clarifying the Natural State" and Lama Ngawang Tsultrim will teach the "Eight Verses for Training the Mind" by Kadampa Geshe Langri Tangpa.
Officially announcing the Damngag Dzo Transmissions in 2014
Due to the inconvenience for participants of having the proceedings of the Damngag Dzo interrupted for the annual Vajrakilaya Drubchen of Terchen Chokgyur Lingpa's Zabdun Phurpa to be conducted, H.E. Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche in his great kindness asked the monastery to bring forward the dates of the Vajrakilaya Drupchen in order to allow the Damngag Dzo participants to receive the uninterrupted series of empowerments.
The new dates for the Vajrakilaya Drubchen of Terchen Chokgyur Lingpa's Zabdun Phurpa are from the afternoon of 25th August to 5th September 2014.
The Damngag Dzo empowerments and oral transmissions will start on the 8th October and continue till the 6th of December 2014.
With greetings and looking forward to seeing you all again,
Benchen Monastery Committee
To enshrine Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche's relics we will be building a stupa at Benchen Phuntsok Ling, Allmuthen. It will have the form and the structure of the "Enlightenment Stupa".
H.H. Karmapa sent a personally signed construction drawing to Benchen Monastery in Nepal indicating that this type of stupa should be constructed for Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche's relics. This particular drawing of the Enlightenment Stupa is based on instructions by the 15th Karmapa, Khakyab Dorje, contained in his collected works, the 'Khakyab Dorje Khabum'.
The location for the stupa in Benchen Phuntsok Ling has been decided and Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche will perform all the necessary rituals preceding the actual building process during this year's summer course. (Dimensions of the stupa will follow).
The costs are estimated to be some 35.000 Euro. We aim to begin with the construction this year and ask all of you to support this project financially.
For any contribution please use the bank account here.
Please mention the purpose: Stupa
See also: The Buddhist Stupa
In July of 2011 the Lord of refuge Dorje Chang Tenga Rinpoche asked his disciples to participate in the accumulation of 100,000,000 Tara Mantras to free beings from all fear and obstacles for the years of 2011 and 2012. By now there are 50,000,000 Mantras accumulated.
Even though 2012 has ended to fulfill Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche's wishes we invite everybody to join in the recitation of 100,000,000 Mantras with the aspiration to protect all beings from fear and suffering and also for the quick return of Dorje Chang Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche and the fulfillment of all his vast aspirations for beings and the Dharma.
We will regularly publish the number of already accumulated Mantras.
80,629,415 Mantras are already collected until March 17, 2014. Thank you for joining!