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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 …"

==> Until now 1,694,949 Dharanis were recited (May 6, 2018). Thank you and please carry on!

Dear Dharmafriends,

as you might know it was adviced by the great Nyingma master Kyabje Dodrubchen Rinpoche to accumulate recitations of the Dharani of the Essence of Dependent Arising for the activities and long life of the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Orgyen Trinley Dorje.
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.

ShantidevaShantideva - Copyright © 2018 Himalayan Art Resources Inc.These are the dates for the Summer Seminar 2018 in Benchen Phuntsok Ling in Allmuthen, Belgium.
We are very happy to continue the series of summer courses in Allmuthen!

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 Protector) retreat will take place.

White Tara Retreat   Wed. 25.07.   to    Fri. 27.07.2018
Teaching   Sat. 28.07.   to    Wed. 08.08.2018
Gönkar Retreat   Thu. 09.08.   to    Sat. 11.08.2018

 

Due to many responsibilities Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche will not be able to be present at the summer course.

Khenpo ÖsungKhenpo ÖsungHowever Rinpoche decided to send Khenpo Karma Ösung to teach in Benchen Phuntsok Ling during the summer course.

Many of you already know Khenpo Ösung from the summer course 2015.

Khenpo Ösung completed higher Buddhist studies in Karma Shri Nalanda Insitute in Rumtek, Sikkim, India. Later he had finished the three-year retreat program in Benchen Retreat center. October 2013 His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa awarded him the title Khenpo and December 2013 Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche appointed him as a Khenpo of Benchen Monastery.

Khenpo Ösung will teach the "Introduction to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life" (Skt. Bodhicaryāvatāra) a famous guide to the Mahayana path written by the great master Shantideva.

Sangye MenlaLama Ngawang Tsultrim will give explanations on the practice of Sangye Menla (Medicine Buddha) and will guide the meditation.

Begin:  Thursday,   May 31  (Fronleichnam)  at 14:30 CEST 
End:  Sunday,  June 3    at noon (no lunch included) 

 

Please consider the general information on courses and retreats. Here you will also find an overview of all courses in Benchen Phuntsok Ling.

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For several years it has been custom in Benchen Phuntsok Ling to perform the practice of the Thousand Armed Chenresig at the end of September.
This year two cycles of Nyung Neh will be performed.
Lama Ngawang Tsultrim will guide through the Fasting Ritual.
 
Begin:  Saturday,   September 29  at 6:00 CEST 
End:  Wednesday,  October 3  at 8:00 CEST 
A Riwo Sangchö Ritual ritual will be performed at the end of the retreat.
 
Important: You will have to arrive already Friday, September 28 at 19:00 CEST!
 

Please observe the general information on courses and retreats. Here you will also find an overview of all courses in Benchen Phuntsok Ling.

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.