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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 …"

Contact Benchen Phuntsok Ling

Buddhist Center
Benchen Phuntsok Ling
Allmuthen 33
4760 Büllingen
Phone: +32 (0)80 549383
Fax: +32 (0)80 549385


Benchen Phuntsok Ling e.V.
c/o I. Andres-Langkau
Panoramastr. 7/1
72622 Nürtingen
Phone: +49 (0)7022 241605
Fax: +49 (0)7022 241606
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Map to Benchen Phuntsok Ling

The green arrow is pointing to the center:


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Introduction to Vajrayana by Khenpo Woesung, 28.3.-1.4.2024 -- Allmuthen

Khenpo Karma WoesungWe are very happy to inform you that ven. Benchen Khenpo Karma Woesung will be visiting Europe Benchen Phuntsok Ling, Allmuthen.

Khenpo La is the teacher of Yangsi Tenga Rinpoche.

He is a monk of Benchen Monastery, obtained his Khenpo degree at the Shedra in Rumtek and completed a traditional three-year retreat at the Benchen Retreat Centre in Pharping. He thus combines the qualities of a scholar and practitioner in one person.

Khenpo Woesung has agreed to give an introduction to Vajrayana based on the example of the White Tara sadhana.

He will explain view, meditation, application in daily life and the results of this path.
The course is open to all, no initiation or other prerequisites are required.

Announcement Summer Course 2024 -- Allmuthen

sc2014These are the dates for the Summer Seminar 2024 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. 17.07.    to    Fri. 19.07.2024
Teaching   Sat. 20.07.   to    Wed. 31.07.2024
Gönkar Retreat   Thu. 01.08.   to    Sat. 03.08.2024

Retreats in 2024 -- Allmuthen

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


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 Gönkar Practice
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.

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).

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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