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Benchen Phuntsok Ling is a Buddhist Dharma center of His Eminence Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche and Very Venerable Tenga Rinpoche in Europe. It was Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche who chose the name "Benchen Phuntsok Ling" for this place to indicate the close connection to the Benchen Phuntsok Dargyeling monastery in Kathmandu.

In a letter to his disciples from 1998 Tenga Rinpoche describes his vision of Benchen Phuntsok Ling:
"… this shall be a place for all of you where you can practice the Dharma, for some weeks, some months or any length of time. It has the goal of creating a permanent location for summer courses …"

==> Until now 1,655,139 Dharanis were recited (November 11, 2017). Thank you and please carry on!

Dear Dharmafriends,

as you might know it was adviced by the great Nyingma master Kyabje Dodrubchen Rinpoche to accumulate recitations of the Dharani of the Essence of Dependent Arising for the activities and long life of the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Orgyen Trinley Dorje.
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.

sc2014These are the dates for the Summer Seminar 2018 in Benchen Phuntsok Ling in Allmuthen, Belgium.

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. 25.07.   to    Fri. 27.07.2018
Teaching   Sat. 28.07.   to    Wed. 08.08.2018
White Mahakala Retreat   Thu. 09.08.   to    Sat. 11.08.2018

 

A detailed program along with the registration information will follow.

Mahakala

Losar - the Tibetan New Year - is depending on the lunar calender and in 2018 it will be celebrated on February 16.

Before Losar the recitation of the medium lenght ritual of Mahakala Dorje Bernagchen will happen. This time the recitation is open for everyone.

It is a nice opportunity to meet again with the Sangha in Benchen Phuntsok Ling.

Start Sunday February 11, at 2.30 PM
End Wednesday February 14, with the burning of the torma
Thursday February 15, at 9:30 AM: Practice of the Riwo Sangchö ritual.
Friday February 16, at 7:30 AM: Losar Celebration

Fees per day (including meals): 35 €

It is absolutely necessary to register in advance! Please observe the general information on courses and retreats.

Places for overnight stay in the center are limited. Check the accommodation list if you are looking for hotel or room outside the center.

tara-sBegin: Friday, March 30 at  2:30 PM
End: Monday, April 2 at noon (Easter Monday/Ostermontag)

Lama Ngawang Tsultrim will give explanations on the practice of White Tara (Drölkar) and will lead the meditation. All recited mantras will be counted. The course will end with the Riwo Sangchö ritual (no lunch on Monday).

Please consider the general information on courses and retreats.

November 14, 2016, Edward Henning died, 67 years old.
 
Our precious translator who opened the doors to Tenga Rinpoche's teachings has left us behind with grateful minds. Vivid memories appear effortlessly.
 
  • Pictures of him as a young man meeting the 16th Karmapa in Rumtek, published in the "DHARMA KING" , a mighty volume dedicated to the memory of HH the 16th Karmapa, early witnesses of Edward's decisiveness to cross the cultural borders of his British education. By his decision to learn Tibetan and act as an interpreter he became one of these early  translators almost miraculously appearing when they are needed most.