General information for courses and retreats in Benchen Phuntsok Ling:
Please bring your own sleeping bag, a blanket and warm clothing.
It is always advisable to bring warm clothes and rainproof gear.
Accomodation is limited!

The course fees are listed in the respective course.
A stay with self-catering outside of courses is possible, the daily rate is € 25.
Nice course fees are only possibe when everybody joins a small assistance job. Please help to clean the tables after meals, vacuum clean, ...
Day guests (saying hello, meeting friends, greeting Lamas, ...) are welcome. However, we also ask day guests to make a contribution towards expenses of 25 €. Regular course participants have first dibs on meals.
It is absolutely necessary to register in advance!
If nothing specific is mentioned in the course program, please register per mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
You can cancel your registration free of charge up to two weeks before the start of the course. In case of later cancellation, a processing fee of € 25 will be charged.
For a longer retreat it requires absolutely prior consultation with Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche or Lama Ngawang Tsultrim.
During your retreat Lama Ngawang will assist you in your practice.

Daily Programm:
7:30 AM: Green Tara practice
5:00 PM: Daily Mahakala practice

Green Tara practice, 17.-20.5.2024 -- Allmuthen

Green TaraLama Ngawang Tsultrim will give explanations on the practice of GreenTara and will lead the meditation. It is said that Green Tara protects from all fears.

Part of the daily program in Benchen Phuntsok Ling is the recitation of the Green Tara in the morning which is very common in many monasteries.

Begin:   Friday,  May 17    at 2:30 PM
May 20 
(Whit Monday)  
at noon, no lunch included
The course will end with the Riwo Sangchö ritual (Mountain Smoke Offering).

Benchen Phuntsok Ling Summer Course 2024 -- Allmuthen

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These are the dates for Benchen Phuntsok Ling's 2024 Summer Seminar in Allmuthen, Belgium.
We are very happy to continue the series of summer seminars in Allmuthen!

Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche will not be able to attend the Summer Seminar 2024 at Benchen Phuntsok Ling in person.

However, he will be represented during the course by Khenpo Karma Rigzin Gyatso, who will be accompanied by Dorje Lopön Dondrup Tashi and Umdze Jigme Singye.


Khenpo Karma Tsewang Gyatso has also offered to teach and Umdze Gyurme will support wherever possible.

Retreats in 2024 -- Allmuthen

2024 the following five retreats will be offered in Europe Benchen Phuntsok Ling: 


14 days of Individual Retreat (completed)
During the sessions everyone does their own practice, everything else is done in the group as in the other retreats.
14 days of Gönkar Practice (cancelled)
Prerequisite: Gönkar empowerment.
During the Gönkar Retreat the main focus will be to practice the visualisation of the creation phase (kyerim) and to recite mantras. The short puja text for daily practice will be taken for this purpose, instead of the long one used at the summer course.

General Information about the Retreats in Allmuthen by Lama Ngawang Tsultrim

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.


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