Offering of Precious Relics at Dharma Haus Cologne

On the 22nd of July Tempa Yarphel, Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche's main attendend, brought the precious Relics of our Lord of Refuge Tenga Rinpoche to the Dharma Haus Benchen Tashi Ling in the middle of Cologne. Many of Rinpoche's disciples came from the Cologne area and also from further away like the Netherlands, Hamburg, Heidelberg and even Hawaii to honor the preciousness of the display of Rinpoche's enlightened activity in the form of the Ringsel Kyabje Rinpoche manifested after his Parinirvarna.

Rinpoche two other main Zabshis Sherab Wangchuk and Jimba Lordrö as well as Umze Gyurme, Lama Yönten and Lama Ngawang were also present to recieve Kyabje Rinpoche's relics brought by Tempa La. So it felt very much like the Benchen family was united under Rinpoche's protection.

The precious  Ringsel were welcomed with an offering of the Mandala of the universe and everyone could pay respect to the precious relics and offer a Kathak. After the traditional tea and rice offering for everyone, Tempa La held a speech about the significance of the the event and the meaning of the relics. Afterwards we joined each other for cake and drinks remembering Kyabje Rinpoche's kindness.

The Precious Ringsel are now displayed for our Sangha to see and venerate in the public Shrineroom of Benchen Tashi Ling. For the future we have ordererd a stupa for Rinpoches precious Ringsel. This Stupa, made out of copper, silver and gold, was designed by H.H. the 17th Karmapa and Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche. At the moment Tashi Öser in Kathmandu is preparing it and it will be send to Cologne as fast as possible. 

We would again like to extent our gratitude to the Benchen Phuntsok Dargyling committee for generously offering Kyabje Rinpoche's precious relics and pray that through this blessing Rinpoche's activity will spread and Rinpoche's Yangzi will soon arise.