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.
Tempa Lama, April 29, 2019
Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche arrived at the Benchen Phuntsok Dargyeling Monastery in Swoyambhu on the 27th April after completing his journey to Bhutan, visiting various places and monasteries and giving teachings. Rinpoche will stay at the monastery in Swoyambhu for a while.
Benchen Buddha Maitreya Project, March 31, 2019
We invite you to kindly support and make donation to “Benchen Buddha Maitreya Project”
By being a part of the “Benchen Buddha Maitreya Project” through funding or contributing to it, in cash or in kind, one continuously generates and accumulates good merits as long as the temple remains for the benefits of all.
The Buddha taught that one of the supreme means of accumulating merit and wisdom through the body, speech, and mind is by building monasteries and teaching centers.
A Monastery is not just
a place that shelters sacred statues, scriptures, and sangha, but also
a place where the sacred teachings of the Buddha are being taught to benefit so many.
A place where actual healing of the mind begins.
It is not a place where only one person comes but thousands will gather.
It is not where only one person teaches but many great teachers will teach.
These are some recent short videos from Benchen primery school. Please click the pictures to watch the videos
For many years it has been a common practice in Benchen Phuntsok Ling to practice Nyung Neh. The Nyung Neh practice is very effective in purifying negative karma, accumulating merit and opening the heart to compassion.
This practice was brought to Tibet by the Indian nun Gelongma Palmo. Gelongma Palmo herself was seriously ill and in this state she had a vision of Chenresig, who gave her the long mantra of the Thousand-armed Chenresig as a healing spring. Thus Gelongma Palmo became healthy again and a yogini who later attained enlightenment.
The Nyungne Retreat is a special two-day meditation of the Thousand-armed Chenresig that belongs to the Kriya Tantra. It is said that through the practice of Nyungnes the gate to rebirth in low realms of existence is closed forever. The completion of eight Nyungnes will, according to tradition, lead to a rebirth in Dewachen.
In this course Lama Ngawang Tsultrim will first give detailed teachings on practice including visualization. He will then take the eight vows that are to be held during Nyung Neh from the participants and guide them step by step through the meditation practice. The retreat includes days of silence as well as days of fasting during which people neither eat nor drink.
Before participating in the Nyung Neh Retreat, it should be medically checked on one's own responsibility, whether the health requirements for participation are fulfilled. In addition, the prerequisite for participation is the empowerment of the Thousand-armed Chenresig.
|Begin:||Thursday,||May 30 (Ascension Day)||at 19:00 CEST|
|End:||Sunday,||June 2||at 8:00 CEST|
Please observe the general information on courses and retreats. Here you will also find an overview of all courses in Benchen Phuntsok Ling.
These are the dates for the Summer Seminar 2019 in Benchen Phuntsok Ling in Allmuthen, Belgium.
We are very happy to continue the series of summer courses in Allmuthen!
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 Protector) retreat will take place.
|White Tara Ritual||Wed. 24.07.||to||Fri. 26.07.2019|
|Teaching||Sat. 27.07.||to||Wed. 07.08.2019|
|White Mahakala Retreat||Thu. 08.08.||to||Sat. 10.08.2019|
Due to many responsibilities Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche will not be able to be present at the summer course.
However Rinpoche decided to send Khenpo Damchö Dawa to teach in Benchen Phuntsok Ling during the summer course.
This is the first visit of Khenpo Damchö Dawa to Europe.
Khenpo Damchö Dawa was ordinated as monk by Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche. He completed higher Buddhist studies at the Shedra of Sherab Ling, the monastery of H.E. Tai Situ Rinpoche in India. Since five years he is teaching at the Benchen Nangten Thösam Ling Shedra in Pharping, Nepal.
Khenpo Damchö Dawa will give teachings about Lojong and the Heart Sutra. Lojong, the Buddhist mind training will be explained according to the commentary of Jamgon Kongtrul Lodrö Thaye to the "Seven Points od Mind Training" which root verses were composed by Chekawa Yeshe Dorje, a Tibetan disciple of Atisha in the 11th century.
The Heart Sutra is one of the most popular Mahayana Sutras and considered as the essence of Prajñāpāramitā, the "Perfection of Wisdom".
Benchen Sangha Committee, March 25, 2019
On request of Benchen Sangha Committee HE Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche will teach Jamgön Kongtrül's "Treasury of Knowledge" from October 13th for one mounth at Benchen Monastery, Kathmandu. There will be simultaneous translations in English, Chinese and Nepali.
The focus of all sessions is the 100-Million Recitation of Medicine Buddha Mantra. There will be a Medicine Buddha Empowerment on the first day and a Long-Life-Empowerment on the last.
Tea and meal will be served for everyone.
from Benchen Library, March 31, 2018
A teaching on the Seven Points of Mind Training by His Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche during 19th Nepal Kagyu Monlam held at Benchen Monastery from March 29—31, 2018.
Please enjoy the teaching on YouTube.com
==> Until now 1,950,982 Dharanis were recited (May 19, 2019). Thank you and please carry on!
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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