Lama Yönten Palsang belongs to the first group of Lamas who completed their 3-year-retreat in the Benchen Retreat Center in Pharping.
Since Summer 2003 he is one of the Resident Lamas of Benchen Phuntsok Ling.
2006 he temporarily returned to Nepal to complete his studies at the Shedra in Pharping.
Since spring 2010 Lama Yönten Palsang is back in Benchen Phuntsok Ling.
Lama Ngawang Tsultrim belongs to the second group of Lamas who completed their 3-year-retreat in the Benchen Retreat Center in Pharping.
Lama Ngawang is staying at Benchen Phuntsok Ling since summer 2007.
November 2008 he left to join the Vajrakila Drubchen in Nepal. He returned to Benchen Phuntsok Ling after the spring course 2009 in Nepal.
Since then Lama Ngawang is again performing the various pujas in Benchen Phuntsok Ling, supporting people with advice regarding their practice and giving teaching during weekend courses.
If there is time he will visit other centers and people connected to the Benchen Community to teach the Dharma.