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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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Refuge TreeDue to the current situation regarding SARS-CoV-2 (corona-virus), it will not be possible to hold the summer course onsite in Allmuthen this year. However, in order to maintain the tradition, we are offering an online course instead.

We are delighted that Khenpo Tenzin Yeshe and Lama Ngawang Tsultrim have agreed to perform the summer course online.

Fri. 24.07.            
    White Tara Ritual    at   09:00 CEST
    White Tara Ritual    at   14:30 CEST
    Chenresig Puja   at   19:00 CEST
Sat. 25.07.            
    White Tara Ritual    at   09:00 CEST
    Opening Summer Course   at   14:30 CEST
    Chenresig Puja   at   19:00 CEST
Sun. 26.07.   until Sat. 01.08.
       
    Green Tara Puja   at   08:00 CEST
    Teachings by Khenpo Tenzin Yeshe
  at   10:00 CEST
    Questions and Answers   at   11:30 CEST
    Sangye Menla Mantra Recitation   at   17:00 CEST
    Teachings by Lama Ngawang   at   19:00 CEST
Sun. 02.08.            
    Gönkar Ritual   at   09:00 CEST

 

November 14, 2016, Edward Henning died, 67 years old.
 
Our precious translator who opened the doors to Tenga Rinpoche's teachings has left us behind with grateful minds. Vivid memories appear effortlessly.
 
  • Pictures of him as a young man meeting the 16th Karmapa in Rumtek, published in the "DHARMA KING" , a mighty volume dedicated to the memory of HH the 16th Karmapa, early witnesses of Edward's decisiveness to cross the cultural borders of his British education. By his decision to learn Tibetan and act as an interpreter he became one of these early  translators almost miraculously appearing when they are needed most.

On the 31. October 2015 in Allmuthen, a wonderful day, Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche's nicely built relic stupa that had been constructed at Benchen Phuntsok Ling was consecrated by Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche. Many people have gathered on this beautiful occasion. On the following Sunday morning Rinpoche continued the weekend course by giving teachings and in the afternoon concluded it by bestowing the Thousand-Armed Chenresig empowerment. The weekend course has been wonderful and all the participants enjoyed it very much.

Stupa AllmuthenAfter a longer period of waiting the building permission for the Stupa in Allmuthen was finally given. The actual construction work started just prior to the summer course 2014. However, due to the construction company's annual holiday break there was a four week building break until mid August 2014. 
Simultaneously all the necessary rituals were performed by our resident lamas recently with the support of Khenpo Gawe Nyima and Drubpön Döndrub Tashi when the two mandalas etc. were placed in the Stupa.

During the summer course 2014 some Sangha members carved the so called "Sogshing", the approx. 5 m long center pole,  which will be core of the Stupa and will be placed in the center of it. The wood was obtained from the Thuja tree which grew next to the Stupa building site in our garden. It was beautifully ornamented and prepared according to the traditional procedures by our resident lamas.