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.
Ceremony of the seventh batch of 3-year retreat lamas at Benchen Clear Light Retreat Center Pharping
Benchen Monastery, 16 June, 2022
ཕྱི་ལོ་༢༠༢༢ཟླ་༦ཚེས་༡༤དང་། ས་ག་ཟླ་བའི་ཡར་ཚེས་བཅོ་ལྔ་སྟེ། དུས་ཆེན་སུམ་འཛོམས་གྱི་ཉིན་ཁྱད་པར་ཅན་དང་བསྟུན། ༧སྐྱབས་རྗེ་སངས་རྒྱས་མཉན་པ་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་དབུ་བཞུགས་ཐོག །བལ་ཡུལ་ཡང་ལེ་ཤོད་བན་ཆེན་སྒྲུབ་སྡེ་འོད་གསལ་གླིང་དུ། སྒྲུབ་ཐེངས་བདུན་པའི་སྒྲུབ་བླ་ཞལ་གྲངས་ཉེར་གཉིས་བཅས་ལོ་གསུམ་ཕྱོགས་གསུམ་གྱི་བཅད་རྒྱ་བསྡམས་པའི་མཛད་སྒོ་སྤེལ་བ།
Coinciding with Saga Dawa Full Moon, June 14, 2022, the auspicious day that commemorates Buddha Sakyamuni’s birth, passing away and enlightenment, His Eminence Sangyes Nyenpa Rinpoche presided over the Sealing Ceremony of the seventh batch of 3-year retreat lamas at Benchen Clear Light Retreat Center in Pharping.
Benchen Monastery, April 19, 2022
Benchen Monastery announce that his Eminence Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche agreed to teach on Jamgon Lodro Thaye's Treasury of Knowledge. On the condition that the pandamic subsides in the coming months, the teaching is tentatively schedules to take place from 6-15th December 2022 at Benchen Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal
Benchen Phuntsok Ling will celebrate the birthday of His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, head of the Karma Kagyu Lineage, on June 30.
Under the guidance of Lama Ngawang Tsultrim a Milarepa Tsok Puja will be practiced. Everybody is cordially invited to join!
Time: 19:30 CET
The session will be conducted as a Zoom meeting (about 90 minutes).
Details will be published in the BPL Newsletter.
The situation regarding COVID-19 is gradually improving in most countries and we all hope that life will return to normal in the very near future.
After two years of a complete shutdown, Benchen Phuntsok Ling is now opening again step-by-step for onsite courses. This year we will be focusing on the retreat courses which are offered by Lama Ngawang.
This year's summer course will, unfortunately, once again take place online. Time is just too short to get everything up and running by the summer.
Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche has, therefore, chosen Khenpo Karma Lungrig Gyatso and Lama Ngawang Tsultrim to perform the summer course online.
Please note that next year‘s summer course will be held again onsite.
Lama Ngawang Tsultrim will give a series of teaching about selected songs of the Kaygu Masters.
He will start with a short text composed by Jetsun Milarepa called "Six Examples of Illusion that Teach Impermanence".
02. April 2022 at 19:30 CEST
16. April 2022 at 19:30 CEST
30. April 2022 at 19:30 CEST
18. June 2022 at 19:30 CEST
02. July 2022 at 19:30 CEST
Download Link: Six Examples of Illusion that Teach Impermanence
Everybody is invited to join.
By practicing Dharma there, it will be a place of extraordinary benefit to oneself and others.
These were his words, which he shared with all his students in a letter before he left for Nepal.
And at the beginning of the 2020 Summer Course, in the advice that H.E. Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche gave us via WhatsApp, he said very clearly that we were very fortunate to have been in the Dharma for many years and to have received many precious teachings and initiations from high teachers. We had read so many Dharma books - but without practice we cannot attain liberation and so now was really the time to practice, do retreat and gain experience as much as possible.
Thus, both of our Rinpoches have given the advice and instruction that we should do retreat as much as possible.
Benchen Buddha Maitreya Project, February 10, 2022
Benchen Monastery is participating in the 38th Kagyu Monlam in Kathmandu, Nepal along with all the Karma Kagyu Monasteries all around the world via Zoom.
This is a video link to Facebook on the ceremony
Benchen Monaystery, December 8, 2021
His Eminence Yangsi Tenga Rinpoche presides over the Vajrakilaya Drubchen Puja at Benchen Nangten Thosam Ling Shedra in Pharping
Benchen Buddha Maitreya Project, March 31, 2019
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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
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