Grand Guru Rinpoche puja concluded

from Sherab Wangchuk, November 29, 2017

The Grand Guru Rinpoche puja which is held once in two years successfully concluded yesterday, 28th November in the courtyard of the monastery after a week of intensive pujas. The colourful and inspiring Lama dances on the final day also depicted the eight aspects of Guru Rinpoche.
As was evident from the attendance of the local community as well as the overseas students who paid respects to the grand statue of Guru Rinpoche at the final conclusion, this puja is both an inspiration and great blessings to everyone and all sentient beings.

Lama Sangdu practice at Benchen Monastery

From Benchen Monastery, November 17, 2017

Starting from 21th November, 2017, Benchen Monaystery (near Swayambhu Stupa) will be perfoming the two week-long  ritual practice of "Lama Sangdu", the important treasur teaching of Guru Chöwang. This will be followed by two days of Cham or Vajra Dance, which will be staged on the afternoon of 27th November (opening dance in elaborate robes) and on 28th November (actual dance in full mask and ornate costume).

Please click for official (tibetan, eglish)  note here


Pujas for spontaneous fulfilment of all the noble wishes

Send by Sherab Wangchuk, November 6, 2017

For the wellbeing and spontaneous fulfilment of all the noble wishes of His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, and in accordance with the recommendation of Eminence Drubwang Sangyes Nyenpa Rinpoche, Benchen Community have unanimously decided to perform the necessary pujas. Therefore, during the morning session of 6th November, 2017, we are performing Green Tara puja with multiple times of "Praises  of 21 Taras". In the afternoon, we are offering puja of  protector Mahakala and Simhamukha.

Spring 2018 program at Benchen Monastery

from Sherab Wangchuk, October 10, 2017                   

Please notice the program of Benchen Phuntsok Dargyeling Monastery in spring 2018.

Everyone is welcome

Announcement Regarding Arya Tara Ling Nunnery

from Tempa Lama, March 9, 2018

The inauguration of the nunnery was moved from the 10 to the 11 of April.
Please clickt to enlarge the announcements




Free Clinic: Health Camp conducted in Terai

Send by Benchen Free Clinic, September 5, 2017

We concluded the health camp in the Parsa district of the flood affected southern Terai region of Nepal. The camp was organized by Central Child Welfare board of the government of Nepal and Public Health Office of Parsa District where ADARA Development Nepal, Himalayan Medical Foundation and Benchen P.D. Monastery supported financially, logistically and with human resources. We left Kathmandu and traveled 8 and half hours on 28 th August. From 29 - 31 August, we conducted the health camp. We returned on 1st sept. We had a team of 2 doctors, 2 health workers and 2 volunteers from ADARA, HMF and Benchen. During the 3 days, we treated 1618 patients. Among them male 27.3 percent, female 39 percent and children 33.7 percent.  
Among diseases, 27.8 percent skin related diseases, 16.75 percent gastro problems, 13.3 percent ENT and eye, 12.2 percent viral fever, 5.52 percent respiratory, 6.99 percent Urinal Tract. 3.3 percent cardiac problems, and others 4.4 percent.



Teachings in Tibet

from Tempa Lama, July 9, 2017

Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche is in the Benchen Monastery in Tibet right now giving teachings on Mahamudra. More than six thousand rinpoches, khenpos, lamas, monks and nuns have gathered. Everybody is joining four sessions each day, two in the morning and two in the afternoon. In the morning the first session is teachings, the second session is group meditation and in the afternoon it is the same.
Everything goes very nicely. The participants are all very happy for this rare opportunity to receive teachings by Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche.


Empowerment and Sadhana of Tsedrub Sangwa Duepa

Announcement from Benchen Monastery Office, May 14, 2071

Benchen Monastery Swayambhu and Benchen Shedra Pharping together will perform the Sadhana of Tsedrub Sangwa Duepa. For more details please read:

English Announcement  

Tibetan Announcement

 Please watch the video on YouTube: Tsedrup Sangwa Duepa Long Life Puja

H.E. Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche's pilgrimage to Maratika

from Sherab Wangchuk, April 4, 2017

In January 2017, H.E. Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche with Benchen monks made an historical pilgrimage to Maratika (Halesi), the Cave of Guru Rinpoche and Mandarava located in Khotang District in Nepal.
Maratika cave is the sacred place where Guru Padmasambhava and Princess Mandarava accomplished the state of immortal awareness (Chimey Rigzin).

Please watch the Pilgrimage to Maratika video on YouTube

Some Pictures and more Details

From Tempa Lama, March 27, 2017

On 21st March at the Tergar Monastery in Bodh Gaya, India, at 9:30am His Holiness the Seventeenth Gyalwang Karmapa introduced Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche's reincarnation to the world with an introduction ceremony. It was not more than that. Please do not misunderstand this fact. It was not an enthronement nor a hair cutting ceremony. It was simply an introduction of Rinpoche's yangsi (reincarnation). Please don't confuse the differences. There are lots of meanings in the various ceremonies of our tradition.
His Holiness has stated that the hair-cutting ceremony and the enthronement shall only take place after Yangsi Rinpoche is seven years old. The dates of the enthronement and hair-cutting ceremonies will be decided only later by His Holiness and Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche. It is not certain when the ceremonies will take place. Until then he is going to spend time with his parents playing with the children in the village openly in a clean and natural environment. In that area there are no motorized vehicles at all besides a helicopter flying by from time to time. The air and the water are very clean. From a materialistic perspective the area is very poor, lacking luxury items like electronics and so forth. The people there, however, are very content living peacefully and harmoniously.

This is a link to a Mahakala Puja with Yangsi Rinpoche at the Mahakala Cave on Youtube

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