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General information for courses and retreats in Benchen Phuntsok Ling:
Please bring your own sleeping bag, a blanket and warm clothing.
It is absolutely necessary to register in advance!
Phone +49 221-602072 after 7.00 PM
Accomodation is limited!

Fees:
During courses with our Resident Lamas (including meals and accommodation) per day: 30 €
A nice course fee like this is only possibe when everybody joins a small assistance job during the course. Please help to clean the tables after meals, vacuum clean, ...

Weekend rate/no course:
(including meals and accommodation) per day: 22 €
Longterm retreats (according to arrangement): 15 €

Retreats:
For your retreat practice it requires absolutely prior consultation with Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche.
During your retreat Lama Yönten Palsang and Lama Ngawang Tsültrim will assist you in your practice.

Daily Programm:

7.00 AM: Green Tara practice
5.00 PM: Daily Mahakala practice
8.00 PM: Chenrezig Puja / Chöd (Milam Lungten)

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.

buddhaThe practice of Shine (Sanskrit Shamatha) is the supreme method to achieve true peace and happiness. The quality of our human life not only depends on external development or material progress but also on the inner development of peace and happiness. For that Shine is the foundation. "Shi" means peace or peaceful, "ne" means abiding. If we practice Shine gradually with diligence and patience our distracting thoughts will eventually subside and we will experience a sense of inner peace and relaxation which in turn will enable us to gain penetrative insight (Lhagtong, Sanskrit Vipashyana). This will benefit ourselves and others.

Lama Ngawang Tsultrim will give explanations and guide the practice.

Beginn: Thursday, May 25 (Ascension Day/Himmelfahrt) at 2:30 PM
End: Sunday, May 28 at noon (no lunch included)
 
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Begin: Saturday, June 4 at 10:00 AM
End: Monday, June 5 at noon (Pentecost Monday/Pfingstmontag)

Lama Ngawang Tsultrim will give explanations on the Chöd practice and will lead the meditation.

Participation is restricted for those who received a Chöd initiation!

Please consider the general information on courses and retreats.

Sangye MenlaLama Ngawang Tsultrim will give explanations on the practice of Sangye Menla (Medicine Buddha) and will lead the meditation.

Begin: Thursday, June 15 (Corpus Christi/Fronleichnam) at 2:30 PM
End: Sunday, June 18 at noon (no lunch included)
 

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

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For several years it has been custom in Benchen Phuntsok Ling to perform the practice of the Thousand Armed Chenresig at the beginning of October.
This year two cycles of Nyung Neh will be performed.
Lama Ngawang Tsultrim will guide through the Fasting Ritual.
 
Begin: Friday, September 29 at 6:00 AM
End: Tuesday, October 3 at 8:00 AM with a following Riwo Sangchö Ritual
 
Important: You will have to arrive already Thursday, September 28 at 7:00 PM!
 

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