from Sherab Wangchuk, February 23, 2018

Losar 2018 Celebrating the New Year of the Earth Dog a new era for Benchen Monastery. H.E. Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche & Tenga Rinpoche Yangsi This great Losar celebration was very special for several reasons: This was the first Losar where both Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche and Tenga Rinpoche Yangsi celebrated together. This joyous occasion was attended by the mothers and fathers of both Rinpoches, along with the Benchen community. His Eminence Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche gave the precious oral transmission of the Jampal Tsenjö, Manjushri Prayer. According to Tibetan astrology this first day of the Tibetan New Year was a very suitable and perfect day for the start of great activities such as the education for the Yangsi. In particular, Rinpoche gave this transmission in order for Yangsi Rinpoche to be learned in his development. Prior to the transmission, Rinpoche purposely gave an introduction pointing out the importance of developing wisdom through the hearing, contemplation and meditation of the teachings of the Buddha. Rinpoche also talked about how to bring up a tulku; emphasising the need for those who are responsible for Yangsi's education to ensure that he is not spoiled by over-indulgence and gadgets. Then when Rinpoche lead the recitation of the Manjushri Prayer he filled the whole monastery with his voice. The ceremony concluded with the offering of khataks and presentation of khapse. Many devotees visited Rinpoche for the New Year and enjoyed Losar lunch.

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from Benchen Monastery, February 21, 2018

Black Hat Drum Dance (Shanag Ngacham) choreographed by the Sixth Karmapa Thongwa Donden was performed on the 13th of February 2018 at Benchen Monastery as a part of the annual Mahakala Puja at the end of every year on (28.12.2144) according to Tibetan calendar presided over by H.E. Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche. For the first time Yangsi Tenga Rinpoche took part and eagerly observed the Lama Dance.

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from Tempa Lama and Sherab Wangchuk, February 13, 2018

On 12th of February 2018 Tenga Rinpoche’s Yangsi arrived at Benchen Monastery to observe the annual Mahakala Puja and Lama dance.

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These pictures were taken on the 12. February. On that day Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche Yangsi arrived at the Benchen Monastery. He was cordially received by Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche. As one can see in the pictures Rinpoche is staying in the same room as the former Tenga Rinpoche.

from Sherab Wangchuk, February 7, 2018

Losar Mahakala puja has started at Benchen monastery. Until Losar (February 16, 2018) there will be pujas and dancing every day. Please watch Benchen Library's video on by clicking the link

1st Day of the Mahakala Puja at Benchen Monastery 2018

Pictures by courtesy of Benchen Shedra Monastery, Pharping, February 6, 2018

Please enjoy these colorful impressions of the preperations for Losar and the upcoming year of the Earth-Dog at Benchen Monastery, Nepal. A lot of work to do for everybody.