from Benchen Maitreya Reconstruction committee, July 14, 2018
These are some photos from the beginning of construction the Benchen Monk"s quarter (Block A) at Kathmandu, Nepal.
from Benchen Maitreya Reconstruction Committee, July 12, 2018
A few days ago we started doing Puja,
For the sole purpose of enhancing the individual well-being of His Eminence Kenting Tai Situ Rinpoche, the monks of Benchen Monastery in Nepal are performing the "100,000 Ganachakra Feast Offerings to the Protector Mahakala".
We are sending some photos taken during the ongoing puja.
from Benchen Library, July 10, 2018
His Eminence Sangyes Nyenpa Rinpoche appointed Yonten Tharchin as a 'Benchen Khenpo' with sole responsibility of running the library and publication. Rinpoche also appointed Sherab Tenzin as the Principal of Benchen Primary School. Watch the video to get the glimpses of those honorable moments.
From Benchen Maitreya Reconstruction Committee, July 7, 2018
These photos are taken on May 15, 2018. His Eminence Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche and the monks did a Smoke puja (Sang and Phurab Choga) to start the monk's new quarters (Block A) in Benchen monastery Kathmandu Chauni.
The Benchen Maitrya shrine Hall and the old monks quarters were badly damaged by the earthquake on 25th April 2015.
from Tempa Lama, May 8, 2018
It was Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche's wish to establish a nunnery in Parphing. Due to the efforts of the Boldt family and many generous sponsors from Dharma House Benchen Tashi Ling Trust, Cologne, the building has come to pass and a consecration and blessing ceremony was led by Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche on 11th April 2018. In accordance with the wishes of Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche Jimba Lodrö had overseen the construction in all of its details with the help of Lama Lekshey Wangchuk.
Seven nuns were there from the beginning and an additional two nuns joined later on. Recently another nun from Parphing wished very much to join Arya Tara Ling and requested Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa for admission. Rinpoche accepted her and now there are a total of ten nuns. I have heard that there may be more interested nuns who wish to stay at Arya Tara Ling.
These nuns from various nations will stay in individual retreat at the nunnery. As appointed by Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche Lama Yönten Palsang will serve as instructor (drubpön). Lama Lekshey Wangchuk will have the function of nyerpa, i.e. he will take care of the daily necessities of the nunnery.
Dharma House Benchen Tashi Ling Trust will support Arya Tara Ling with its ongoing costs such as food, gas, water, cooks and maintenance. For the sake of fulfilling late Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche‘s wish and activity we sincerely hope that it will continue and flourish.
The visiting hours are during the noon brake from 10:30–13.00 in front of the main building. Hopefully the activities of the Arya Tara Ling nunnery will ever increase. Please enjoy the photos.
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