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.
This year's anniversary of Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche's parinirvana falls on 27. March 2015, corresponding to the eighth day of the second month of the Tibetan calendar. Prior to that date on the 24.-26. in the Benchen monastery in Swoyambhu the monks here together with our shedra monks are going to practice White Tara puja in dedication to Rinpoche's swift return, as instructed by His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa.
On the 27th, the day of the parinirvana anniversary, here at the monastery we will practice White Tara puja, offer many butterlamps, make Tsok offerings and in the evening we will make Guru Yoga puja.
On that day it would be good if our sangha and whoever feels connected to Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche could do practice and mingle their minds with Rinpoche's enlightened mind.
Please click on the pictures taken during the parinirvana anniversary celebration in Benchen Monastery to start the slide show.
Summer Course 2015 in Benchen Phuntsok Ling:
Alltogether from July 22 to August 8, teaching period from Sat. July 25 - Wed. August 5
July 22 to July 24
August 6 to August 8
Wednesday August 5: Guru Yoga and Tsok offering to the Mahasiddha Milarepa
Other than initially planned Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche will not be able to join the summer course. The reason is because Rinpoche has to visit Tibet which has not been possible in the last years and this can only happen during summer time.
Fortunately Rinpoche will visit Benchen Phuntsok Ling from Oct. 29 to Nov. 2, 2015 for three days to give teachings and an empowerment.
The teachings will be translated into German and into English.
To make the organization of the summer course possible it is necessary to register. Please see Registration Summer Course 2015 for more details.
The practice of Shine (Sanskrit Shamatha) is the supreme method to achieve true peace and happiness. The quality of our human life not only depends on external development or material progress but also on the inner development of peace and happiness. For that Shine is the foundation. "Shi" means peace or peaceful, "ne" means abiding. If we practice Shine gradually with diligence and patience our distracting thoughts will eventually subside and we will experience a sense of inner peace and relaxation which in turn will enable us to gain penetrative insight (Lhagtong, Sanskrit Vipashyana). This will benefit ourselves and others.
Lama Ngawang Tsultrim will give explanations and guide the practice.
"DHARMA jewels", a Tibetan Buddhist youtube-channel, was established in January 2014, following a hint of H.E. the 10th Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche.
Presented in English only (as English is "lingua franca" meanwhile, a common language worldwide), it's aim is to share the precious video-teachings of eminent Kagyü-teachers, recorded since the 1980s, with those interested in listening to, in reflecting and meditating these teachings.
Due to the fact that Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche will visit Tibet this year which is only possible during summer time Rinpoche's European itinerary had to be postponed.
We are very glad that Rinpoche will visit Benchen Phuntsok Ling from Oct. 29 to Nov. 2, 2015.
During this time Rinpoche will bestow the empowerment of the Thousand-Armed Chenrezig and will teach Sri Tilopa's "Mahamudra Upadesha". This text contains essential instructions given by the Mahasiddha Tilopa to his disciple Naropa on the banks of the Ganges River.
Finally Rinpoche will consecrate the Stupa in Allmuthen where the relics of Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche are enshrined.
Simultaneously all the necessary rituals were performed by our resident lamas recently with the support of Khenpo Gawe Nyima and Drubpön Döndrub Tashi when the two mandalas etc. were placed in the Stupa.
During the summer course 2014 some Sangha members carved the so called "Sogshing", the approx. 5 m long center pole, which will be core of the Stupa and will be placed in the center of it. The wood was obtained from the Thuja tree which grew next to the Stupa building site in our garden. It was beautifully ornamented and prepared according to the traditional procedures by our resident lamas.
Thats all now.
In July of 2011 the Lord of refuge Dorje Chang Tenga Rinpoche asked his disciples to participate in the accumulation of 100,000,000 Tara Mantras to free beings from all fear and obstacles for the years of 2011 and 2012.
On the auspicious occasion of the Tibetan New Year Losar February 19, 2015 we finally reached the goal of accumulating one hundred million Tara Mantras according to Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche's wishes.
Thank you all very much for your contribution to this project!
May by this merit all beings be free from all fear and suffering especially calamities, war and epidemics. May all of Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche's wishes be fulfilled and may we soon be blessed with Rinpoche's swift return.
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- 100 Million Tara Mantras - completed
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- Announcement Visit of Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche to Allmuthen
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- Green Tara practice, 4.-7.6.2015, Allmuthen
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