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.
Benchen Monasterey, February 1, 2021
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Benchen Library, January 21, 2021
We would like to offer our deep gratitude and appreciation to His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa for initiating an online prayer gathering themed “Aspiration to End Adversity” for the sake of all sentient beings during this unprecedented time. Enjoy this short clip that shows His Eminence Yangsi Tenga Rinpoche and all the lamas of Benchen Monastery at their joyful participation in this truly meritorious event. Karmapa Khyenno!
Benchen Monastery, December 20, 20202
On December 18 2020 Kyabjé Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche gently passed into parinirvana.
With heartfelt condolences.
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Benchen Library, November 25, 2020
This is a short clip of Lamas from Benchen monastery performing Tsechu Chenmo an intensive Guru Rinpoche Puja from 17th to 24th November 2020 at Benchen Phuntsok Dargye Ling Monastery Kathmandu, Nepal.
Benchen Monastery office, November 18, 2020
Pujas and prayers will be performed at Benchen Monastery, Benchen Institut and Benchen Retereat for the pacification of the obstacles of His Holiness 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorjes's 'birth-year'.
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Benchen Library, August 29, 2020
His Eminences Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche and Yangsi Tenga Rinpoche participating with monks on the eve of closing ceremony of ‘Yarne’ (the summer Retreat) with Dharma Talk at Benchen Monastery 16 September 2020.
Benchen Library, May 7, 2020
The Bodhisattva's Garland of Jewel by Atisha [Bodhisattvamaņyāvalī (Sanskrit), and changchub sempé norbü trengwa(Tibetan)] A summer course at Benchen Phunstok Ling, Allmuthen, Belgium by His Eminence Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche in 2013.
In order to watch the video sessions please switch to Benchen Library on youtube
Benchen Monastery office, September 13, 2020
Benchen Monastery, April 9, 2020
As per the wishes of His Eminence Sangyes Nyenpa Rinpoche and his personal tutor Lama Tenam, Khenpo Karma Wosung speaks on coronavirus pandemic on behalf of Benchen Community.
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.
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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.
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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