from Sherab Wangchuk, December 1, 2017

On 1st December 2017, Benchen Monastery and Samten Ling Monastery worked together to clean the area of the Swayambhu Stupa. The clean-up started at 8.00am, beginning from the top, at the forest all the way down. The monks worked very hard putting in much effort to clear bits and pieces of rubbish which had been thrown into the forest. The area looks much cleaner now.
Lunch was served at 1.00pm at Benchen Monastery.
This cleaning programme of Swayambhu Stupa was organised by Khorgyug - the Benchen Environment Protection Organisation. The local authority helped by providing trucks and lorries which carried away all the garbage for disposal at a dumping ground.

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.

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


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.

from Sherab Wangchuk, October 10, 2017                   

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

Everyone is welcome