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General information for courses and retreats in Benchen Phuntsok Ling:
Please bring your own sleeping bag, a blanket and warm clothing.
It is absolutely necessary to register in advance!
Please send mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Accomodation is limited!

Fees:
During courses with our Resident Lamas (including meals and accommodation) per day: 35 €
A nice course fee like this is only possibe when everybody joins a small assistance job during the course. Please help to clean the tables after meals, vacuum clean, ...
 
Registration:
In order to be able to make all arrangements for the course, a prior binding registration is absolutely necessary. You can cancel your registration free of charge up to two weeks before the start of the course. In case of later cancellation, a processing fee of 25 € will be charged.
 
Retreats:
For a longer retreat it requires absolutely prior consultation with Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche or Lama Ngawang Tsultrim.
During your retreat Lama Ngawang will assist you in your practice.

Daily Programm:

7:30 CET/CEST: Green Tara practice
17:00 CET/CEST: Daily Mahakala practice
20:00 CET/CEST: Chenrezig Puja / Chöd (Milam Lungten)
 

Mahakala Recitation 26.-30.12.2023 -- Allmuthen

offeringFor many years it has been a tradition that between Christmas and New Year in Benchen Phuntsok Ling the medium-long ritual of Mahakala Dorje Bernagchen is performed to remove obstacles for the coming year.
This is generally done in all four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism (Nyingma, Sakya, Gelug, Kagyu). For Vajrayana practitioners, as long as one has not attained enlightenment, it is essential to invoke the protection of lamas, yidams, and protectors to remove obstacles on the path to enlightenment.
Mahakala belongs to the protective deities (Skrt. Dharmapalas, Tibet. Chökyong) that protect the lineage as well as provide protection and help to practitioners. In Tibet, the "five great Mahakalas" are the best known. One of them is Dorje Bernagchen ("Protector with the black coat"). He is the protector of the Karmapas and the Karma Kagyu lineage.

Losar Mönlam, 9.-12.2.2024 -- Allmuthen

BuddhaFollowing 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 10, 2024.
"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:
As far as to the ends of the blue sky, 
As far as to the ends of sentient beings,
Until the end of karma and afflictions,
This far the ends are of my aspirations.

Announcement Summer Course 2024 -- Allmuthen

sc2014These are the dates for the Summer Seminar 2024 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.

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

White Tara Retreat   Wed. 17.07.    to    Fri. 19.07.2024
Teaching   Sat. 20.07.   to    Wed. 31.07.2024
White Mahakala Retreat   Thu. 01.08.   to    Sat. 03.08.2024

Retreats in 2024 -- Allmuthen

2024 the following five retreats will be offered in Europe Benchen Phuntsok Ling:

Milarepa

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 Gönkar Practice
Prerequisite: Gönkar empowerment.
During the Gönkar Retreat the main focus will be to practice the visualisation of the creation phase (kyerim) and to recite mantras. The short puja text for daily practice will be taken for this purpose, instead of the long one used at the summer course.
 
 

White Tara practice, 29.3.-1.4.2024 -- Allmuthen

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"Tara" (tibet. Dölma) means "liberator". There are many different emanations of Tara. The best known manifestations are the White and the Green Tara. The different emanations indicate that the Tara shows herself in various forms depending on the situation and requirements and carries out various healing activities accordingly.
Since she leads countless beings to enlightenment in this way, she is also called "Mother of all Buddhas". The White Tara practice that we are going to perform here aims to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. Until we have attained enlightenment, it also helps against fear and serves to prolong life and remove obstacles for oneself and others.

The prerequisite for participation in this course is an initiation into the practice of White Tara.

Lama Ngawang Tsultrim will give explanations on the practice of White Tara (Drölkar) and will guide the meditation.

Green Tara practice, 17.-20.5.2024 -- Allmuthen

Green TaraLama Ngawang Tsultrim will give explanations on the practice of GreenTara and will lead the meditation. It is said that Green Tara protects from all fears.

Part of the daily program in Benchen Phuntsok Ling is the recitation of the Green Tara in the morning which is very common in many monasteries.

Begin:   Friday,  May 17    at 2:30 PM
End: 
Monday, 
May 20 
(Whit Monday)  
at noon, no lunch included
 

General Information about the Retreats in Allmuthen by Lama Ngawang Tsultrim

Advice by Lama Ngawang Tsultrim as given in his letter from 2022.

"Dear Sangha,

 
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.

 

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