Top of the StupaThe situation regarding COVID-19 is gradually improving in most countries and we all hope that life will return to normal in the very near future.

After two years of a complete shutdown, Benchen Phuntsok Ling is now opening again step-by-step for onsite courses. This year we will be focusing on the retreat courses which are offered by Lama Ngawang.

This year's summer course will, unfortunately, once again take place online. Time is just too short to get everything up and running by the summer.

Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche has, therefore, chosen Khenpo Karma Lungrig Gyatso and Lama Ngawang Tsultrim to perform the summer course online.

Please note that next year‘s summer course will be held again onsite.


Schedule for 2022 (all times are CEST):

 Fri. 22.07.      
      Drölkar (White Tara) Ritual    at   09:00
    Drölkar (White Tara) Ritual    at   14:30
    Chenresig Puja   at   19:00
 Sat. 23.07.      
    Drölkar (White Tara) Ritual    at   09:00
    Opening Summer Course   at   14:30
    Chenresig Puja   at   19:00
 Sun. 24.07. until Sat. 30.07.
    Green Tara Puja   at   07:30
    Teachings by Khenpo Karma Lungrig Gyatso    at    10:00
    Short Break   at   11:30
    Questions and Answers   at   11:45
    Chenresig Puja
  at   17:00
    Teachings by Lama Ngawang   at   19:00
 Sun. 31.07.      
    Gönkar (White Mahakala) Ritual   at   09:00


Khenpo Karma Lungrig Gyatso

Khenpo Karma Lungrig Gyatso is one of the Khenpos of the Benchen Nangten Thösam Ling Shedra in Pharping, Nepal.

In 2001, Khenpo Karma Lungrig Gyatso became one of the Benchen monks in the monastery in Kathmandu, studying all the various rituals. He went to the Benchen Shedra in Pharping in 2007 and began his studies in Buddhist philosophy.

He received the full monk vows from the late Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche in 2009. After studying intensively for more than 10 years, he became Khenpo in 2018 and since then has been teaching in the Shedra.

Khenpo Karma Lungrig Gyatso will teach from the "Madhyamakāvatāra - An Introduction to the Middle Way", a famous Madhyamaka (Middle Way) text composed by the Buddhist scholar Candrakīrti.


Lama Ngawang

Lama Ngawang Tsultrim is the Resident Lama of Benchen Phuntsok Ling. He will offer a teaching session every evening. This will allow people who also have to work during the day to  participate in Dharma teachings.

Lama Ngawang will teach the chapter 6 from the  "Bodhisattvacaryāvatāra - An Introduction to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life", a famous Mahāyāna Buddhist text, composed by the Indian master Śāntideva.

Chapter 6 focusses on the pratice of patience.
All sessions will be conducted as Zoom meetings. Details will be published in the BPL Newsletter and all teachings will be translated into English and German.

There will be no charge for attending the course. However, every donation is most welcome! In making a donation, you will actively be helping Benchen Phuntsok Ling to compensate for the financial difficulties resulting from the corona restrictions.

Benchen Phuntsok Ling e.V.
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Thank you!