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.
Tempa Lama, September 21, 2018
Enjoy some recent pictures of Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche Yangsi.
Tempa Lama, September 2, 2018
HE Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche will perform the Empowerment, the oral transmission and exoteric instructions of the Rinchen Terzod (Precious Treasury of Terma) at Benchen Phuntsok Dargyeling monastery, Kathmandu. The Empowerment starts on 18 Septermber 2020 and takes about 4 months.
Please have a look at the documents below
On 31 October 2018 a formal graduation ceremony taking place at Benchen Shedra in Pharping
Tempa Lama, August 24, 2018
There is some news from Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche Yangsi in his village Rö near Samagaun in the north of Mount Manaslu.
According to His Holiness the Seventeenth Karmapa Orgyen Thrinley Dorje's advice our Khenpo Ösung tutored Yangsi Rinpoche in his village this year, teaching him the Tibetan alphabet over the course of a few months. We are delighted since we feel Khenpo Ösung did a very good job teaching in a modern style with anecdotes and jokes.
I had a conversation with the parents over the phone recently. Yangsi Rinpoche, his brother, his sister and everyone seems to be very fine.
Benchen Nangten Thoesam Ling, July 12, 2018
The first group of studends finished their twelve years studies of Buddhist philosophy at Benchen Nangten Thoesam Ling Shedra. HE Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche will graduate the students in a public ceremony on October 31st 2018. The ceremony takes place in the Main Hall of the Shedra in Pharping, Nepal.
Benchen Maitreya Reconstruction committee, July 27, 2018
Recently completed the foundation of monk's quarter ( Block A) at Benchen Monastery Kathmandu Nepal.
Have a nice day.
According to the wishes of our venerable teacher Tenga Rinpoche, Lama Ngawang Tsultrim teaches the traditional pujas (tantric ceremonies) and the associated rituals in these workshops. Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche himself was a Vajra master, which means that he was fully master of all tantric rituals and authorized to pass them on.
Just as the rituals once came from India to Tibet and were learned by the Tibetans, today it is necessary to continue the transfer of the linage to the West.
The goal is for the Western Sangha members to be able to perform the traditional pujas independently. It is planned to learn one puja completely every year. Last year the Mahakala puja and this year the Bardo puja have already been successfully mastered to the joy of our teachers.
For the upcoming year, Lama Ngawang Tsultrim has chosen the Milarepa-Tsok-Puja for us to learn.
The next exercise weekends will take place on the following dates:
01. - 02. Dezember 2018
08. - 20. Januar 2019
20. - 23. Juni 2019
Everyone is welcome to participate. No prerequisites are required. Texts and instruments are provided by the Centre. For planning purposes, please register in advance.
Please observe the general information on courses and retreats. Here you will also find an overview of all courses in Benchen Phuntsok Ling.
from Benchen Maitreya committee, July 22, 2018
Currently, the monks of Benchen monastery, Kathmandu are performing the Gepa Dorje Gur Rigdu ritual. This ritual (puja) takes place in the monastery every year following the advice of H.H. Gyalwa Karmapa Orgen Trinley Dorje. This year, the puja started on 15 July, 2018. The first 3 days were used for preparations. The Sand Mandala was completed, after which the main puja began. Today is completed of the 5-day main puja.
This puja is very special and profound, and is considered to belong to one of the 13 Tantras of the Marpa tradition. Wishing all great masters longevity and all sentient beings liberation from samsara.
from Benchen Maitreya Reconstruction Committee, July 12, 2018
A few days ago we started doing Puja,
For the sole purpose of enhancing the individual well-being of His Eminence Kenting Tai Situ Rinpoche, the monks of Benchen Monastery in Nepal are performing the "100,000 Ganachakra Feast Offerings to the Protector Mahakala".
We are sending some photos taken during the ongoing puja.
from Benchen Library, July 10, 2018
His Eminence Sangyes Nyenpa Rinpoche appointed Yonten Tharchin as a 'Benchen Khenpo' with sole responsibility of running the library and publication. Rinpoche also appointed Sherab Tenzin as the Principal of Benchen Primary School. Watch the video to get the glimpses of those honorable moments.
from Benchen Library, March 31, 2018
A teaching on the Seven Points of Mind Training by His Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche during 19th Nepal Kagyu Monlam held at Benchen Monastery from March 29—31, 2018.
Please enjoy the teaching on YouTube.com
==> Until now 1,734,189 Dharanis were recited (October 8, 2018). 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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- Request for Long Life Mantras to offer His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje
- Recent pictures of Tenga Rinpoche Yangsi
- Inauguration of Arya Tara Ling
- Puja for the new monks quarters
- Constructing Benchen Monk's quarter
- Dharma notice: Rinchen Terzod Empowerment and graduation ceremony
- Mahakala Recitation 26.-30.12.2018, Allmuthen
- New dates for the Ritual Instrument Workshops, Allmuthen
- News from Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche Yangsi
- Benchen Shedra students graduation
- Benchen Monk's quarter: foundation completed
- Gepa Dorje Gur Rigdu ritual at Benchen monastery
- Ganachakra Feast Offerings for H.E. Tai Situ Rinpoche
- Appointment of new Khenpos
- Meeting HE Goshir Gyaltsab Rinpoche