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 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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Following the advice of our venerable teacher Tenga Rinpoche, we will again celebrate the prayer festival Mönlam (tib.: "smon lam") this year for the Tibetan New Year (Losar).
Losar this year falls on February 24, 2020 and ushers in the year 2147, the Iron Mouse Year.
"Mönlam" means aspiration prayer. Tibetan Buddhists - monks, nuns and lay people - from around the world will gather at Losar to perform wishing prayers for the benefit of all living beings. Aspiration prayers have a very important meaning as they lay the foundation for our future. All Buddhas and Bodhisattvas have said countless wishful prayers.
Buddha himself said:
As far as to the ends of the blue sky,
As far as to the ends of sentient beings,
Until the end of karma and afflictions,
This far the ends are of my aspirations.
In Benchen Phunsok Ling, under the guidance of Lama Ngawang Tsultrim, we will recite the prayer "The King of Aspriations: The Noble Aspiration for Excellent Conduct" as often as possible.
Please arrive already Friday, February 21 at 19:00 CET.
|Begin:||Saturday,||Feb. 22||at 10:00 CET|
at 16:00 CET
Please consider the general information on courses and retreats. Here you will find information how to register and also an overview of all courses in Benchen Phuntsok Ling.
According to the wishes of our venerable teacher Tenga Rinpoche, Lama Ngawang Tsultrim teaches the traditional pujas (tantric ceremonies) and the associated rituals in these workshops. Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche himself was a Vajra master, which means that he was fully master of all tantric rituals and authorized to pass them on.
Just as the rituals once came from India to Tibet and were learned by the Tibetans, today it is necessary to continue the transfer of the lineage to the West.
The goal is for the Western Sangha members to be able to perform the traditional pujas independently. It is planned to learn one puja completely every year. Until now the Mahakala puja, the Bardo puja and the Milarepa Tsok Puja have already been successfully mastered to the joy of our teachers.
This year there will be more explanations of the Milarepa Tsok Puja and the music training will be deepened.
The next exercise weekend will take place on the following date (start always Friday at 19:00 CET/CEST and end Sunday noon, no lunch on Sunday):
28. February - 1. March 2020
3. July - 5. July 2020
Everyone is welcome to participate. No prerequisites are required. Texts and instruments are provided by the Centre. For planning purposes, please register in advance.
Please observe the general information on courses and retreats. Here you will find information how to register and also an overview of all courses in Benchen Phuntsok Ling.
Tempa Lama, January 8, 2020
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
These are the dates for the Summer Seminar 2020 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.
||Wed. 22.07.||to||Fri. 24.07.2020|
|Teaching||Sat. 25.07.||to||Wed. 05.08.2020|
|White Mahakala||Thu. 06.08.||to||Sat. 08.08.2020|
A detailed program along with the registration information will follow.
=> Until now 4,420,407 Mantras were recited (February 11, 2020). Now 4 millions are completed. 😄 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.