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.

Please watch the Black Hat Lama Dance on youtube here


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.

for youtube video please click here


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.

from Tempa Lama, January 28, 2018

Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche Yangsi will come to the Benchen monastery in Swoyambhu together with his parents, his sister and younger brother on the 12. February 2018. He will spend time with HE Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche and stay to enjoy seeing the Mahakala lama dances together with His Eminence until the first day of the Tibetan New Year.
According to the advice of HH Karmapa and HE Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche he will then go to receive blessings from HE Kenting Tai Situ Rinpoche in Sherab Ling, India, and also from HE Goshir Gyaltsab Rinpoche in Bodhgaya. Then he will come back to Kathmandu briefly before he will return to his village.