The Benchen Monastery Community is under the spiritual guidance of both His Eminence Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche and the late Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche.
It provides information about the Dharma centers in the East and West which are connected to the Rinpoches. And it provides information about various social welfare projects especially targeted at poor and needy people living in the East.
From Sherab Wangchuk, June 28, 2016
The Benchen Community extends its sincere heart felt greetings and joyful best wishes to His Holiness Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, on the occasion of his 31st birthday. On the morning of 26th June 2016, the 31st birthday celebration, at Benchen Nang Tan Thoesam Ling Shedra in Pharping, was presided over by H.E. Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche. Rinpoche commenced the proceedings by delivering a very profound address about the activities of H.H. Karmapa. This was followed by the 16 Arhats puja, during which H.E. Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche made the offering of Body, Speech, Mind to the throne of H.H. Karmapa. Rinpoche also offered katak which was followed by katak offerings by the Khenpos, lamas, monks and lay practitioners. Throughout the katak offering the monks continually chanted the Long Life Prayer of His Holiness Karmapa. The day’s celebration was concluded later in the evening with a cake cutting ceremony.At Benchen Phuntsok Dargye Ling Monastery, Swayambhu, Dorje Lopon lead the Lamas and monks in the morning’s celebration puja and katak offering ceremony for H.H. Karmapa’s 31st birthday. At 7pm there was a cake cutting ceremony with the monks singing the “Happy Birthday to You” song to H.H. Karmapa, which was a very joyful and happy culmination to the day’s celebration.
Long Live His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje
Video on YouTube: Karmapa’s 31st. Birthday at Benchen Nang Tan Thoesam Ling Shedra
From Tempa Lama, June 24, 2016
Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche is going to give the Gyalwa Kangyur Rinpoche Lung at the Rumtek monastery next year. This extraordinary
and very special event is a rare opportunity for anybody fortunate to be able join. It would be great.
From Sherab Wangchuk, June 4, 2016
Through the precognition of His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, he suggested that Benchen Monastery should arrange a three day Tsheringma puja in order to remove any obstacles that may hinder the discovery of Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche's Yangsi. The puja took place in Saranath at Vajra Vidya Institute and was presided over by His Holiness and led by the Principle Umze of Rumtak Monastery along with the Umze of Thrangu and Benchen Monasteries. Lamas and monks from Benchen and Thrangu Monasteries, along with nuns from Thrangu Ani Shedra, Lumbini performed this important part of the rituals necessary in order to discover Yangsi Rinpoche. The Benchen community wish to express our sincere gratitude to His Holiness for his consistent kindness and generosity in helping us in this endeavor.
Video available on youtube.com: https://youtu.be/FaayZeMX24g
These are the dates for the Summer Seminar 2016 in Benchen Phuntsok Ling in Allmuthen, Belgium.
We are very happy to continue the series of summer courses in Allmuthen!
Like every year the week before the actual teaching period a three-days Drölkar (White Tara) retreat will happen and after the teaching period a three-days Gönkar (White Mahakala) retreat will take place.
|White Tara Retreat||Wed. 27.07.||to||Fri. 29.07.16|
|Teaching||Sat. 30.07.||to||Wed. 10.08.16|
|White Mahakala Retreat||Thu. 11.08.||to||Sat. 13.08.16|
Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche will not be able to visit Europe in 2016. However he decided to send Khenpo Sonam Gyurme to teach in Benchen Phuntsok Ling during the summer course.
Khenpo Sonam Gyurme was born in the northern part of Nepal in a region called Nubri. In 1990 he became monk in the Benchen Phuntsok Dargyeling Monastery in Kathmandu.
Three years later he went to India and studied for 12 years at the Dzongsar Shedra. He completed his studies receiving the Khenpo degree. Since 2005 he is teaching at Benchen Nangten Thösam Ling Shedra in Pharping, Nepal as a senior Khenpo.
Khenpo Sonam Gyurme will teach about meditation according to the Madhyamaka, Dzogchen and Mahamudra system. The teachings will focus on view, meditation and action in daily live.
Benchen Monastery in Nepal will also send Dorje Lopon (Vajra Master) Tsultrim Rabten and Umtze (Chant Master) Tenzin Namgyal to be present during the summer course in Allmuthen.
Like in the last years our resident Lama Ngawang Tsultrim will teach as well. This year Lama Ngawang will teach about a song composed by Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche years ago at Benchen Phuntsok Ling. Rinpoche wrote down this supplication after a dream. The song begins with the words "Je Lama" in Tibetan and "Lord Guru" in English.
The teachings will be translated into German and where necessary into English.
Summer course 2016 registration has started. Registration is necessary if you like to join the course.
From Tempa Lama, April 12, 2016
As you may know His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa advised the Benchen Community to recite 10,000,000 Twenty-One Tara prayers and 100,000,000 Guru Rinpoche mantras in order to remove obstacles for Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche's reincarnation.
The Benchen Community and some patrons have sponsored the recital of the Twenty-One Tara prayers at all the different monasteries and nunneries in Nepal; many monasteries, nunneries and shedras in India and Bhutan; and at many different places in Tibet. Until now about 6,700,000 have been already chanted. We are continually requesting prayers at various places in order to complete the remaining 3,300,000.
It would be helpful if anybody interested would participates in the ongoing recitations of the Guru Rinpoche mantra so that we jointly accumulate 100,000,000 recitations. You can report your count to the resident lamas of our centers. We will collect the numbers so that we will complete the count together.
From Tempa Lama, April 5, 2016
While performing the Tseringma Drubchen in Bodhgaya, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa had some very clear visions concerning the rebirth of Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche. His Holiness wrote down the indications that appeared to him in a recognition letter, which he handed over to Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche on February 24, 10.45 am in Bodhgaya.
As witness the entire Benchen administration was present.
According to the recognition letter, His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa, conjointly with Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche, appointed an exploration team to search for the reincarnation of Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche.
Chagdzö Tempa Yarphel, junior Chagdzö Tashi Özer, Khenpo Özung and Dorje Lopön Tsültrim Rapten, all from Benchen Monastery, were appointed for this assignment.
==> Until now 530,000 Dharanis were recited (March 29, 2016). Thank you!
Therefore His Holiness' sister, Jetsun Ngodup Palzom has invited all students, individuals, groups and centres to join in, and to accumulate recitations that will be said by them or their group over the next year (2016, the Tibetan year of the Fire Monkey) as an offering for the benefit of everyone. She is asking for a commitment from each individual or group who wishes to join in, meaning an accumulated number of recitations will be offered during the year by each individual or group.
The Sangha of Benchen Phuntsok Ling together with Dharmahaus Benchen Tashi Ling will accumulate 2,000,000 of the Dharanis for His Holiness activities and Long life. The accumulation will start on Losar February 8, 2016 and go on for one year.
From Tempa Lama, March 19, 2016
On March 16th was Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche's parinirvana anniversary. Our Benchen Monastery, Swoyambhu, and the shedra in Parphing had a nice Tara puja, offered lots of butter lamps, and recited prayers. I am quite sure all of you did the same thing.
The Benchen Monastery administrators are in Thrangu Rinpoche's monastery in Saranath, Benares (Varanasi), right now. This is due to a large three-day Tseringma drubchen that His Holiness Karmapa is holding for the benefit of Kyabje Tenga Rinopoche's reincarnation so that everything will be going well. Monks and nuns of Thrangu Rinpoche's monastery and the Benchen monastery will join His Holiness. Every morning beginning on March 21st will be a Karma Pakshi tsok offering. The drubchen will be held in the afternoons. The last day will be March 23rd. His Holines asked the great Umdze Bai Karma from Rumtek Monastery, Sikkim, to lead the Tseringma Druchen together with three Benchen Umdzes.
Isn't it that we would all like to express to His Holiness our immense gratitude from the bottom of our hearts? All the sangha members of Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche, students and friends, we feel it is a great honor that His Holiness is arranging such a great puja in Benares
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- Gyalwa Kangyur Rinpoche Lung at the Rumtek Monastery
- Summer Course 2016, Allmuthen
- Tsheringma Puja video
- Registration Summer Course 2016
- About ongoing recitations
- Request for Long Life Mantras to offer His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje
- Recognition letter and exploration team
- Good News from Benchen Monastery
- Tseringma drubchen by HH Karmapa for the benefit of Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche's reincarnation
- Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche explaining the 'Correct View' by Tsongkhapa
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