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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 …"

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sc2014These are the dates for the Summer Seminar 2022 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. 20.07.    to    Fri. 22.07.2022
Teaching   Sat. 23.07.   to    Wed. 03.08.2022
White Mahakala Retreat   Thu. 04.08.   to    Sat. 06.08.2022

 

In case that due to SARS-CoV-2 (Corona-virus) it is not  possible to meet onsite in Allmuthen we will offer an online course instead. Then the dates will be as following.

White Tara Retreat   Fri. 22.07.   to    Sat. 23.07.2022 morning
Teaching   Sat. 23.07.   to    Sat. 30.07.2022
White Mahakala Retreat   Sun. 31.07.         

On 16.02.2022 Lama Ngawang Tsultrim will perform the ritual of Chenresig Khorwa Dong Drug (Bardo Puja). 

This time the ritual for the deceased will be carried out by Lama Ngawang alone, no attendance on-site or via Zoom is possible.
You can send names of deceased people until 15.02. to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will forward them to Lama Ngawang.

 

Dear Sangha,

Today I would like to present Benchen Phuntsok Ling's retreat plan for the coming year.
 
mila2In the very beginning, on November 8, 1998, when Tenga Rinpoche decided to establish Benchen Phuntsok Ling, he wrote to his students:  The intention or goal of buying a center is that everyone who has time can do retreat there for a few weeks or months, and that it will be a permanent place for summer courses in the summer. In the further future, courses on general Buddhist teachings and personal practice are planned, which will include the gradual path of the four preliminary practices, the practice of the creation and completion stages of the yidam (Kyerim/Dzogrim), the six yogas of Naropa, and the path of Mahamudra.
By practicing Dharma there, it will be a place of extraordinary benefit to oneself and others.

These were his words, which he shared with all his students in a letter before he left for Nepal.
And at the beginning of the 2020 Summer Course, in the advice that H.E. Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche gave us via WhatsApp, he said very clearly that we were very fortunate to have been in the Dharma for many years and to have received many precious teachings and initiations from high teachers. We had read so many Dharma books - but without practice we cannot attain liberation and so now was really the time to practice, do retreat and gain experience as much as possible.

Thus, both of our Rinpoches have given the advice and instruction that we should do retreat as much as possible.

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.