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 Benchen Phuntsok Dargyeling Monstery, December 2, 2016
The monastery published the program of the Vajra Guru recitation in December. Please click to enlarge.
And some more impressions from current the Kilaya Drubchen in Pharping.
from Konny Röhrig, December 1, 2016
This year's Vajrakilaya Drubchen of Benchen Phuntskok Dargyeling monastery takes place in Pharping, some miles outside of Kathmandu. There are less lama dancers then usually because the area around the Shedra, the Retreat-Center and the Stupa is smaller than the monastery's area in Swayambhu.
Soon after the end of the Vajrakilaya Drubchen the two weeks Guru Rinpoche recitation based on the Sadhana of Kunchok Chidu will start. It will take place in the monastery in Swayambhu, Kathmandu. The Benchen lamas are busy with preparations for it already now.
- 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 Tempa Lama, November 22, 2916
On the 24th November at 10:00 Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche will give the 15th Karmapa's Guru Yoga empowerment and transmission in Parphing. It is very special and profound occasion. It would be good if anybody who is able to would join.
There is news regarding the Vajra Guru recitation from the 13th to 28th December. We are very fortunate that Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche will likely give teachings in English during the afternoon sessions as well.
From Tempa Lama, November 20, 2016
Last saturday was Drubwang Sangyes Nyienpa Rinpoche's 53rd birthday. We were having a nice celebration here in Benchen Parphing as well as receiving teachings.
Rinpoche advised that we should not mindlessly eat cake and have a good time. Having a proper motivation a birthday is a sign of getting older. We are one more year nearer to death. It is useful to think about impermanence, we should offer the cake and drinks, and dedicate the merit. We had a nice and wonderful time.
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.
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.
From Benchen Phuntsok Dargyeling Monastery, September 15, 2016
This announcement contains information on a two weeks Vajra Guru recitation based on the Sadhana of Kunchok Chidu that will be hold at Benchen Monastery, Kathmandu from 13 to 28th December 2016. During the program His Eminence Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche will give different empowerments as well as teachings on "The word of my perfect Teacher" by Patrol Rinpoche.
Please read the whole information as pdf document
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 610,535 Dharanis were recited (August 16, 2016). 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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- Program Vajra Guru Mantra’ recitation
- Vajrakilaya Drubchen in Pharping
- Glimpses of meetings with Edward Henning (1949 - 2016)
- Drubwang Sangyes Nyenpa Rinpoche's 53rd birthday
- 15th Karmapa's Guru Yoga empowerment in Parphing on 24th November 2016
- Recognition letter and exploration team
- Disaster preparedness training at Benchen Monastery
- About ongoing recitations
- Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche in Parphing
- Tseringma drubchen by HH Karmapa for the benefit of Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche's reincarnation
- Letter from Benchen office
- Benchen Community celebrates H.H. Karmapa’s 31st. birthday
- Tsheringma Puja video
- Update: Mahakala practice 22.-27.2.2017, Allmuthen
- White Tara practice 14.-17.4.2017, Allmuthen