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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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sc2014These are the dates for the Summer Seminar 2023 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.

We are looking forward to meeting you all again in Allmuthen!

White Tara Retreat   Wed. 19.07.    to    Fri. 21.07.2023
Teaching   Sat. 22.07.   to    Wed. 02.08.2023
White Mahakala Retreat   Thu. 03.08.   to    Sat. 05.08.2022

Buddha

After three years the Losar Mönlam 2023 will finally happen again on-site in Allmuthen, Belgium.

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 21 and ushers in the year 2150, the female Water Rabbit 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:

All four retreats in 2022 have been very positive and have taken place in a nice and harmonious way.

Important: General Information about the Retreats in Allmuthen by Lama Ngawang Tsultrim

2023 the following retreats will be offered in Europe Benchen Phuntsok Ling:

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14 days of individual retreat
During the sessions everyone does their own practice, everything else is done in the group as in the other retreats.
14 days of White Tara practice
The short text of Tenga Rinpoche will be used. We will focus mainly on the creation and completion phases.
Prerequisite: Tara empowerment.
14 days "Four Objects of Mindfulness"
Anyone can participate, including people who have not taken refuge.
14 days of Gönkar Practice
Prerequisite: Gönkar empowerment.
A 16-day Nyungne
A set of 8 Nyungne in a row.
Prerequisite: Chenrezig empowerment.

Advice by Lama Ngawang Tsultrim as given in his letter from 2022.

"Dear Sangha,

 
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.