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.
from Tempa Lama, March 5, 2018
According to the advice of His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa and His Eminence Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche Yangsi went to receive blessings from His Eminence Goshir Gyaltsab Rinpoche. During the time of our visit His Eminence was residing at the Tergar Monastery in Bodhgaya. Following the advice Yangsi Rinpoche and retinue arrived there on the 22nd February, 2018.
In the morning of the 25th at 8am Yangsi Rinpoche had an audience with HE Goshir Gyaltsab Rinpoche at the shrine hall of Terar Gompa. The monks from the Tergar Monastery, the tulkus and monks from Ralang Monastery, as much as the administrators of the Rumtek Monastery prepared a nice welcome to Yangsi Rinpoche at the Tergar Gompa.
Yangsi Rinpoche offered a mandala kusungtug to HE Goshir Gyaltsab Rinpoche. His Eminence offered Yangsi Rinpoche a very nice Buddha statue, a rare left-turning conch and his wishes that Yangsi Rinpoche may benefit many sentient beings.
Afterwards we all had auspicious tea and rice together. Then His Eminence performed a purifying ceremony for Yangsi Rinpoche.The tulkus, monks, nuns and devotees from Ralang offered a mandala kusungtug to Tenga Rinpoche Yangsi. Also present were the representatives of His Holiness Karmapa and the Tsurphu Labrang, Khenpo Garwang and Gyaltsen Sonam.
from Tempa Lama, March 1, 2018
Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche Yangsi, together with his family and retinue traveled to Sherabling, Himachal Pradesh, on the 16th February 2018. As you can see on the photos, when we arrived on the 18th Rinpoche was greeted by a long line of monks, nuns, and lay people presenting katags. At 10am Yangsi Rinpoche had an audience with His Eminence Kenting Tai Situ Rinpoche. We made a mandala kusungtug offering, received blessings from His Eminence, and, as is Tibetan tradition, had auspicious rice and tea.
In the morning of the 19th HE Kenting Tai Situ Rinpoche performed a purification ceremony for Yangsi Rinpoche. Afterwards HE Kenting Tai Situ Rinpoche invited Tenga Rinpoche Yangsi and all of us to a wonderful lunch in his chambers. His Eminence gave a very nice Buddha statue and other presents to Yangsi Rinpoche and offered his wishes that Rinpoche may benefit many sentient beings.
from Benchen Phuntsok Dargyeling Monastery, March 09, 2018
There will be a mandatory commitment to receive the Nyingtik Yabshi transmission.
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from Tempa Lama, March 9, 2018
from Sherab Wangchuk, February 23, 2018
Losar 2018 Celebrating the New Year of the Earth Dog a new era for Benchen Monastery. H.E. Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche & Tenga Rinpoche Yangsi This great Losar celebration was very special for several reasons: This was the first Losar where both Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche and Tenga Rinpoche Yangsi celebrated together. This joyous occasion was attended by the mothers and fathers of both Rinpoches, along with the Benchen community. His Eminence Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche gave the precious oral transmission of the Jampal Tsenjö, Manjushri Prayer. According to Tibetan astrology this first day of the Tibetan New Year was a very suitable and perfect day for the start of great activities such as the education for the Yangsi. In particular, Rinpoche gave this transmission in order for Yangsi Rinpoche to be learned in his development. Prior to the transmission, Rinpoche purposely gave an introduction pointing out the importance of developing wisdom through the hearing, contemplation and meditation of the teachings of the Buddha. Rinpoche also talked about how to bring up a tulku; emphasising the need for those who are responsible for Yangsi's education to ensure that he is not spoiled by over-indulgence and gadgets. Then when Rinpoche lead the recitation of the Manjushri Prayer he filled the whole monastery with his voice. The ceremony concluded with the offering of khataks and presentation of khapse. Many devotees visited Rinpoche for the New Year and enjoyed Losar lunch.
from Benchen Monastery, February 21, 2018
Black Hat Drum Dance (Shanag Ngacham) choreographed by the Sixth Karmapa Thongwa Donden was performed on the 13th of February 2018 at Benchen Monastery as a part of the annual Mahakala Puja at the end of every year on (28.12.2144) according to Tibetan calendar presided over by H.E. Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche. For the first time Yangsi Tenga Rinpoche took part and eagerly observed the Lama Dance.
Lama Ngawang Tsultrim will give explanations on the practice of White Tara (Drölkar) and will guide the meditation. All recited mantras will be counted. The course will end with the Riwo Sangchö ritual (Mountain Smoke Offering).
|Begin:||Friday,||March 30||at 14:30 CEST|
|End:||Monday,||April 2||(Easter Monday)||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.
These are the dates for the Summer Seminar 2018 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. 25.07.||to||Fri. 27.07.2018|
|Teaching||Sat. 28.07.||to||Wed. 08.08.2018|
|White Mahakala Retreat||Thu. 09.08.||to||Sat. 11.08.2018|
A detailed program along with the registration information will follow.
==> Until now 1,655,139 Dharanis were recited (November 11, 2017). 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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- Meeting HE Goshir Gyaltsab Rinpoche
- Route Description
- Black Hat Lama dance at Benchen Monastery 2018
- Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche Yangsi in Sherabling
- Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche Yangsi arrived at Sherab Ling
- Announcement Regarding Arya Tara Ling Nunnery
- Final notice to the forthcoming transmission of the Nyingtik Yabshi
- Spring 2018 program at Benchen Monastery
- Nyung Neh retreat 29.4.-1.5.2018, Allmuthen
- Nyung Neh retreat 29.9.-3.10.2018, Allmuthen
- Chöd practice 19.-20.05.2018, Allmuthen
- Sangye Menla Practice 31.5.-3.6.2018, Allmuthen
- Playing Ritual Instruments 13.-15.4.2018, Allmuthen
- White Tara practice 30.3.-2.4.2018, Allmuthen
- Shine Meditation 10.-13.05.2018, Allmuthen