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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 TreeThese are the dates for the Summer Seminar 2020 in Benchen Phuntsok Ling in Allmuthen, Belgium.
We are very happy to continue the series of summer courses in Allmuthen!

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 Protector) retreat will take place.

White Tara Ritual   Wed. 22.07.   to    Fri. 24.07.2020
Teaching   Sat. 25.07.   to    Wed. 05.08.2020
White Mahakala Retreat   Thu. 06.08.   to    Sat. 08.08.2020

 

Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche will not be able to be present at the summer course. However, Rinpoche is sending his greetings:

"Hello to all general and particular practitioners,
I warmly welcome you to our Benchen Allmuthen Summer Course, where in 2020 as in every year our Khenpos perform a great Dharma teaching and the resident Lama Ngawang Tsultrim is also greatly doing Dharma program.
I truly appreciate that Dharma practitioners attend the summer course every year and I am sending my sincere prayer and best wishes for the great success of Dharma activities at Allmuthen in general and during the summer course particularly. And I say thank you for the great work by our Allmuthen staff.
May Buddha Bless You Always. Sangye Nyenpa"

 

Khenpo TenzinRinpoche decided to send Khenpo Tenzin Yeshe to teach in Benchen Phuntsok Ling during the summer course.

Khenpo Tenzin Yeshe was ordained by Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche in the year 2000. After learning pujas and rituals he started to study at the Benchen Shedra in Pharping in 2007. After thoroughly studying for more than 10 years he became Khenpo in 2018 and since then has been teaching in the Shedra. It is his first journey to Europe.

Following the advice of Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche, Khenpo Tenzin Yeshe will give teachings on the "Jewel Ornament of Liberation" by Gampopa. This lamrim text is a famous survey of the ground, path and fruition of the Buddhadharma.

Gampopa being the main disciple of Milarepa and teacher of the first Karmapa is one of the forefathers of the Kagyu School in Tibetan Buddhism. In this text he is combining the teachings of the Kadampas and the Mahamudra teachings.

 

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*** Due to current situation regarding Sars-CoV-2 (Corona virus) this course will be postponed. ***

"Tara" (tibet. Dölma) means "liberator". There are many different emanations of Tara. The best known manifestations are the White and the Green Tara. The different emanations indicate that the Tara shows herself in various forms depending on the situation and requirements and carries out various healing activities accordingly.
Since she leads countless beings to enlightenment in this way, she is also called "Mother of all Buddhas". The White Tara practice that we are going to perform here aims to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. Until we have attained enlightenment, it also helps against fear and serves to prolong life and remove obstacles for oneself and others.

The prerequisite for participation in this course is an initiation into the practice of White Tara.

Lama Ngawang Tsultrim will give explanations on the practice of White Tara (Drölkar) and will guide the meditation.

Begin:  Friday,  April 10  (Good Friday) at 14:30 CEST 
End: 
Monday, 
April 13 
(Easter Monday) 
at noon (no lunch included)
 
The course will end with the Riwo Sangchö ritual (Mountain Smoke Offering).
 

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.

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For many years it has been a common practice in Benchen Phuntsok Ling to practice Nyung Neh. The Nyung Neh practice is very effective in purifying negative karma, accumulating merit and opening the heart to compassion.
This practice was brought to Tibet by the Indian nun Gelongma Palmo. Gelongma Palmo herself was seriously ill and in this state she had a vision of Chenresig, who gave her the long mantra of the Thousand-armed Chenresig as a healing spring. Thus Gelongma Palmo became healthy again and a yogini who later attained enlightenment.
The Nyungne Retreat is a special two-day meditation of the Thousand-armed Chenresig that belongs to the Kriya Tantra. It is said that through the practice of Nyungnes the gate to rebirth in low realms of existence is closed forever. The completion of eight Nyungnes will, according to tradition, lead to a rebirth in Dewachen.

In this course Lama Ngawang Tsultrim will first give detailed teachings on practice including visualization. We will then take the eight vows that are to be held during Nyung Neh from the participants and guide them step by step through the meditation practice. The retreat includes days of silence as well as days of fasting during which people neither eat nor drink.
Before participating in the Nyung Neh Retreat, it should be medically checked on one's own responsibility, whether the health requirements for participation are fulfilled. In addition, the prerequisite for participation is the empowerment of the Thousand-armed Chenresig.

Begin:  Thursday,  April 30  at 19:00 CEST 
End:  Sunday,  May 3  at  8:00 CEST 
A Riwo Sangchö Ritual ritual will be performed at the end of the retreat.
 
Important: You will have to arrive already Thursday, April 30 at 19:00 CEST!
 

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.

Sangtik Dorsem (Tibetan: Dorje Sempa; Sanskrit: Vajrasattva) means "diamond being". He is considered the most important deity for purifying negative karma and restoring broken vows.
The Dorje Sempa practice is one of the main exercises in Tibetan Buddhism as well as part of the Ngöndro, the four basic exercises of Tantric Buddhist practice. The purifying effect refers to body, speech and mind.
The aim is to achieve freedom from suffering by purifying all negative karma. In the course the practice will be done together under the guidance of Lama Ngawang Tsultrim. An initiation into the Dorje Sempa practice is a prerequisite for course participation.

100 prostrations and 100 offerings of butter lamps will be performed.

Begin:  Thursday,  May 21  (Ascension Day)  at 19:00 CEST 
End: 
Sunday, 
May 24 
 
at noon (no lunch included)
 

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.