Tempa Lama, January 8, 2020

Last year's wintertime at Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche Yangsi's village Rö there were unusually large amounts of snow as you can see in the pictures taken during the winter season a year ago. We, the Benchen Community, worry that now during this winter there might be similar heavy snowfalls. Such quantities of snow may be too much to bear by the structure of the houses such as the one of Yangsi Rinpoche and his family. Aside from the pending risk of collapsing roofs, last year Yangsi and his family have been snowbound. Their house was completely blocked from all sides. It was only possible to leave through the window once it had been shoveled clear. The family got by using the snow as water source and their food stock which lasted for about ten days.
 
Therefore, this year the Benchen Community strongly wishes to bring Rinpoche along with his parents and siblings to snow-free Kathmandu during the current winter time. His Holiness Karmapa XVII had given his authorization that Yangsi Rinpoche may join pujas, such as Mahakala or Guru Rinpoche Pujas, from time to time for short periods. We have discussed the matter with Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche, who believes this to be a very good idea and accepted our wish that Yangsi Rinpoche may stay in Kathmandu for a short while during the winter and Mahakala Puja time.
 
For these reasons Yangi Rinpoche is in Kathmandu right now together with his parents and two siblings spending the winter time there. This time they walked from Rö to Kathmandu. Yangsi's parents think that using a helicopter is good for emergencies or when it is otherwise very necessary to move quickly. They also thought it good for health as much as to enjoy the sights and nature along the road. The hiking group enjoyed a five day walk from Rö to Macha Khola. While Yangsi Rinpoche mostly walked by himself, his little brother was carried by parents and friends. The Benchen Community picked them up at Macha Khola by jeep and brought them safely to Kathmandu. Once the winter is over they will return back to Rö, Yangsi's home village.
 
There are some pictures and video clips of Yangsi Rinpoche in Kathmandu which have been taken recently. To all our Dharma brothers and sisters, please enjoy.
 
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Tempa Lama, December 12, 2019

On 6th December the Guru Rinpoche Drubchen at the Benchen Monastery in Swoyambhu has been completed with a wonderful performance of lama dance. Please all enjoy these pictures of the event.
 

Benchen Monastery, November 27, 2019

Benchen Monastery will perform the annual eight-day Tsechu Puja and Sacred Ritual Dance from Friday, 29th November - 6th December, 2019.

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Tempa Lama, November 21, 2019

Here are some more nice pictures from November 19, 2019

 

Benchen Monastery, November 19, 2019

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Update November 20, 2019

On 18th November monks of Benchen monastery offerd prayer flags and smoke puja at Nagarjuna hill.
The merit is dedicated to the longevity of His Eminence Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche and all great masters and for the liberation of all sentient beings from all forms of suffering.