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, March 30, 2020
Dear Dharma brothers and sisters,
Late Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche passed away on the 8th day of the 2nd month according to the lunar calendar. This year that day falls on the 1st April according to the solar calendar.
Our Benchen Community in Nepal will perform a Tara puja and Tsok offering. In the evening we will offer butter lamps during a Marme Monlam.
It would be splendid if you commemorate Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche’s parinirvana on that day. Perhaps it would be a good opportunity to pray for the swift cessation of the Coronavirus.
Benchen Library, March 06, 2020
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Benchen office, February 29, 2020
Due to the health of HE Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche the Rinchen Terdzon will be postponed to 2021. Please click image to read full notice.
Benchen Monastery, February 23, 2020
Dear Dharma brothers and sisters. Please enjoy these pictures.
Please watch the videos from youtube by clicking the images
These are the dates for the Summer Seminar 2020 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. 22.07.||to||Fri. 24.07.2020|
|Teaching||Sat. 25.07.||to||Wed. 05.08.2020|
|White Mahakala Retreat||Thu. 06.08.||to||Sat. 08.08.2020|
Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche will not be able to be present at the summer course. However, Rinpoche is sending his greetings:
"Hello to all general and particular practitioners,
I warmly welcome you to our Benchen Allmuthen Summer Course, where in 2020 as in every year our Khenpos perform a great Dharma teaching and the resident Lama Ngawang Tsultrim is also greatly doing Dharma program.
I truly appreciate that Dharma practitioners attend the summer course every year and I am sending my sincere prayer and best wishes for the great success of Dharma activities at Allmuthen in general and during the summer course particularly. And I say thank you for the great work by our Allmuthen staff.
May Buddha Bless You Always. Sangye Nyenpa"
Rinpoche decided to send Khenpo Tenzin Yeshe to teach in Benchen Phuntsok Ling during the summer course.
Khenpo Tenzin Yeshe was ordained by Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche in the year 2000. After learning pujas and rituals he started to study at the Benchen Shedra in Pharping in 2007. After thoroughly studying for more than 10 years he became Khenpo in 2018 and since then has been teaching in the Shedra. It is his first journey to Europe.
Following the advice of Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche, Khenpo Tenzin Yeshe will give teachings on the "Jewel Ornament of Liberation" by Gampopa. This lamrim text is a famous survey of the ground, path and fruition of the Buddhadharma.
Gampopa being the main disciple of Milarepa and teacher of the first Karmapa is one of the forefathers of the Kagyu School in Tibetan Buddhism. In this text he is combining the teachings of the Kadampas and the Mahamudra teachings.
Benchen Office, February 1, 2020
Benchen Monastery is planning a three days Dharmapala Shingkyong special prayer for Wuhan Coronavirus. Also it should pacify inner and outer obstacles to the Dharma activities of HH the Gyalwang Karmapa and HE Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche.
Please click images to enlarge and read original english and tibetan text.
Benchen Phuntsok Dargyeling Monastery, October 11, 2019
Benchen Library is an integration of our two libraries at Benchen Phuntsok Dargyeling monastery and the library of Benchen Nangten Thosam Ling Institute (Pharping). Our aim is to preserve and disseminate the precious treasures of ancient Buddhist wisdom for future generations. We are therefore dedicated to input, edit and publish them in modern book format or release online as eBooks. We also archive the teachings of Kyabje Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche and Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche.
Dear Dharma friends! Please be informed that we have discovered dozens of unauthorized Facebook pages an groups created in the name of Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche and Benchen. Rinpoche neither endorses, nor in any way associated with those sites, nor does he solicit donation from anybody, for any reason whatsoever. Please share and pass on this message to alert as many people as possible.
Please click image to read the full wording of the letter
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
=> Until now 5,554,437 Mantras were recited (April 5, 2020). More than 5 millions are completed now. 😄 Thank you and please carry on!
For the health and long life of all lineage lamas, especially for our highly esteemed teacher Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche, we want to accumulate 10 million Medicine Buddha mantras from the bottom of our hearts:
TEYATHA OM BEKANDSE BEKANDSE MAHA BEKANDSE RADSA SAMUTGATE SOHA
You are invited to join this recitation.
An important prerequisite for participation in this practice is the presence of an empowerment in the practice of Medicine Buddha.