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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 2023 in Benchen Phuntsok Ling in Allmuthen, Belgium.

After three years the Summer Seminar will finally happen again on-site in Allmuthen, Belgium.

No Zoom Meeting.

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.

We are looking forward to meeting you all again in Allmuthen!

White Tara Retreat   Wed. 19.07.    to    Fri. 21.07.2023
Teaching   Sat. 22.07.   to    Wed. 02.08.2023
White Mahakala Retreat   Thu. 03.08.   to    Sat. 05.08.2022

We are very happy to inform you that on 18 February at 19:30 CET ven. Benchen Khenpo Karma Woesung will be speaking to us on Zoom.
Khenpo Karma Woesung

Khenpo La is the teacher of Yangsi Tenga Rinpoche.
He is a monk of Benchen Monastery, obtained his Khenpo degree at the Shedra in Rumtek and completed a traditional three-year retreat at the Benchen Retreat Centre in Pharping. He thus combines the qualities of a scholar and practitioner in one person.
At the monastery he is also - together with Chadzo Tashi Öser, Lopön Dendup Taschi and Lama Zopa Gyatso - responsible for the Buddha Maitreya Project.
He will give a first-hand account of Benchen Monastery in Kathmandu, which will be particularly interesting after the long period of not being able to visit Nepal.

In mid-March there will also be the precious opportunity to practise Shine (Shamatha) with him, the teacher Yangsi Tenga Rinpoches, here in Europe Benchen Phuntsok Ling, Allmuthen.
This will be possible on two weekends in March, 17-19 March and 24-26 March.
We will give details in another newsletter in a few days.
We are very happy that we can make our annual programme richer with these wonderful events.

The session will be conducted as a Zoom meeting (about 60 minutes).

Further details will be published in the BPL Newsletter

Buddha

After three years the Losar Mönlam 2023 will finally happen again on-site in Allmuthen, Belgium.

No Zoom Meeting.

Following the advice of our venerable teacher Tenga Rinpoche, we will again celebrate the prayer festival Mönlam (tib.: "smon lam") this year for the Tibetan New Year (Losar). Losar this year falls on February 21 and ushers in the year 2150, the female Water Rabbit Year.

"Mönlam" means aspiration prayer. Tibetan Buddhists - monks, nuns and lay people - from around the world will gather at Losar to perform wishing prayers for the benefit of all living beings. Aspiration prayers have a very important meaning as they lay the foundation for our future. All Buddhas and Bodhisattvas have said countless wishful prayers.

Buddha himself said:

All four retreats in 2022 have been very positive and have taken place in a nice and harmonious way.

Important: General Information about the Retreats in Allmuthen by Lama Ngawang Tsultrim

2023 the following retreats will be offered in Europe Benchen Phuntsok Ling:

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14 days of individual retreat
During the sessions everyone does their own practice, everything else is done in the group as in the other retreats.
14 days of White Tara practice
The short text of Tenga Rinpoche will be used. We will focus mainly on the creation and completion phases.
Prerequisite: Tara empowerment.
14 days "Four Objects of Mindfulness"
Anyone can participate, including people who have not taken refuge.
14 days of Gönkar Practice
Prerequisite: Gönkar empowerment.
A 16-day Nyungne
A set of 8 Nyungne in a row.
Prerequisite: Chenrezig empowerment.