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 Tempa Lama, December 6, 2017
Please enjoy these recent pictures of Yangsi Tenga Rinpoche
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.
For many years now it has been the custom in Benchen Phuntsok Ling to practice the medium length ritual of Mahakala Dorje Bernagchen during the days between Christmas and the New Year.
This year it will happen in a slightly different manner. Between Christmas and the New Year the practice is restricted to all those who already received the empowerment of Dorje Bernagchen. All the mantras which are recited will be counted. The practice will be guided by Lama Ngawang Tsultrim.
Before Losar next year (11.-15. February 2018) the recitation of the medium lenght ritual of Mahakala will happen, too. At that time the recitation is open for everyone.
It is a nice opportunity to meet again with the Benchen Sangha after the summer course.
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.
from Sherab Wangchuk, October 10, 2017
Please notice the program of Benchen Phuntsok Dargyeling Monastery in spring 2018.
These 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.
From Tempa Lama, September 9, 2017
Starting on 9th of October Kyabje Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche will give the complete oral Kangyur transmission in the Rumtek Monastery, Sikkim, India. This extraordinary and very special event is a rare opportunity for anybody fortunate to be able join. Everybody who is interested, please feel free to participate. For further information, such as contact details, refer to the images/announcement. Please view Tibetan and English information in our gallery
From Tempa Lama, August 19, 2017 - updated September 2017
These are some very recent photos of Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche Yangsi taken at Rö in August. Rinpoche is enjoying his village life with the other children. The small baby is Rinpoche's brother.
from Tempa Lama, October 1, 2017
Send by Benchen Free Clinic, September 5, 2017
We concluded the health camp in the Parsa district of the flood affected southern Terai region of Nepal. The camp was organized by Central Child Welfare board of the government of Nepal and Public Health Office of Parsa District where ADARA Development Nepal, Himalayan Medical Foundation and Benchen P.D. Monastery supported financially, logistically and with human resources. We left Kathmandu and traveled 8 and half hours on 28 th August. From 29 - 31 August, we conducted the health camp. We returned on 1st sept. We had a team of 2 doctors, 2 health workers and 2 volunteers from ADARA, HMF and Benchen. During the 3 days, we treated 1618 patients. Among them male 27.3 percent, female 39 percent and children 33.7 percent.
Among diseases, 27.8 percent skin related diseases, 16.75 percent gastro problems, 13.3 percent ENT and eye, 12.2 percent viral fever, 5.52 percent respiratory, 6.99 percent Urinal Tract. 3.3 percent cardiac problems, and others 4.4 percent.
from Sherab Wangchuk, August 22, 2017
==> Until now 1,655,139 Dharanis were recited (November 11, 2017). Thank you and please carry on!
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.
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- White Tara practice 30.3.-2.4.2018, Allmuthen
- Mahakala Recitation and Losar Celebration 11.-16.2.2018, Allmuthen
- Mahakala Retreat 26.-30.12.2017, Allmuthen
- Announcement Summer Course 2018
- Yangsi December 2017
- Swayambhu Stupa: the clean-up
- Pujas for spontaneous fulfilment of all the noble wishes
- Lama Sangdu practice at Benchen Monastery
- Grand Guru Rinpoche puja concluded
- Request for Long Life Mantras to offer His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje
- Gyalwa Kangyur Rinpoche Lung at the Rumtek Monastery - Update
- Announcement Regarding Arya Tara Ling Nunnery
- Spring 2018 program at Benchen Monastery
- Teachings in Tibet
- Recent photos of Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche Yangsi - Update