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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 801,975 Dharanis were recited (February 7, 2017). Thank you!

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.

sc2014These 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.

tara-sBegin: Friday, April 14 at  2:30 PM
End: Monday, April 17 at noon (Easter Monday/Ostermontag)

Lama Ngawang Tsultrim will give explanations on the practice of White Tara (Drölkar) and will lead the meditation. All recited mantras will be counted and dedicated for the swift return of Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche. The course will end with the Riwo Sangchö ritual.

Please consider the general information on courses and retreats.

MahakalaFor 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.

Begin: Wednesday February 22, at 2.30 PM
Saturday February 25 the burning of the torma will happen.
Sunday February 26 the Riwo Sangchö ritual will be practiced.
Monday February 27 the Tibetan New Year (Losar) will be celebrated in the morning at 7:30 PM.
End: Monday February 27, at noon
 

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.

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During his visit last autumn 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: Saturday, April 29 at 6:00 AM
End: Monday, May 1 at 7:00 AM with a following Riwo Sangchö Ritual
 
Important: You will have to arrive already Friday, April 28 in the evening!
 

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