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Benchen Phuntsok Ling is a Buddhist Dharma center of His Eminence Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche and Very Venerable Tenga Rinpoche in Europe. It was Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche who chose the name "Benchen Phuntsok Ling" for this place to indicate the close connection to the Benchen Phuntsok Dargyeling monastery in Kathmandu.

In a letter to his disciples from 1998 Tenga Rinpoche describes his vision of Benchen Phuntsok Ling:
"… this shall be a place for all of you where you can practice the Dharma, for some weeks, some months or any length of time. It has the goal of creating a permanent location for summer courses …"

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Top of the StupaThe 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.

Milarepa

Dear friends,

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 26.

Under the guidance of Lama Ngawang Tsultrim a Milarepa Tsok Puja will be practiced. Everybody is cordially invited to join!

Date: June 26, 2022

Time: 19:30 CET

The session will be conducted as a Zoom meeting (about 90 minutes).

Details will be published in the BPL Newsletter

Dorje ChangLama 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".

Dates:

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.

Dear Sangha,

Today I would like to present Benchen Phuntsok Ling's retreat plan for the coming year.
 
mila2In the very beginning, on November 8, 1998, when Tenga Rinpoche decided to establish Benchen Phuntsok Ling, he wrote to his students:  The intention or goal of buying a center is that everyone who has time can do retreat there for a few weeks or months, and that it will be a permanent place for summer courses in the summer. In the further future, courses on general Buddhist teachings and personal practice are planned, which will include the gradual path of the four preliminary practices, the practice of the creation and completion stages of the yidam (Kyerim/Dzogrim), the six yogas of Naropa, and the path of Mahamudra.
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.