The Benchen Monastery Community is under the spiritual guidance of both His Eminence Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche and the late Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche.
It provides information about the Dharma centers in the East and West which are connected to the Rinpoches. And it provides information about various social welfare projects especially targeted at poor and needy people living in the East.
Benchen Monastery, July 27, 2021
Empowerments and instructions on the Treasury of Precious Terme (Rinchen Terzo) are planned to be held at Rumtek Dharma Chakra Centern, Sikkim, in June 2023. Out of great kindness Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche has rearranged his schedule to bestow the Rinchen Terzo
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For many years it has been a common practice in Benchen Phuntsok Ling to practice Nyung Neh. The Nyung Neh practice is very effective in purifying negative karma, accumulating merit and opening the heart to compassion.
This practice was brought to Tibet by the Indian nun Gelongma Palmo. Gelongma Palmo herself was seriously ill and in this state she had a vision of Chenresig, who gave her the long mantra of the Thousand-armed Chenresig as a healing spring. Thus Gelongma Palmo became healthy again and a yogini who later attained enlightenment.
The Nyungne Retreat is a special two-day meditation of the Thousand-armed Chenresig that belongs to the Kriya Tantra. It is said that through the practice of Nyungnes the gate to rebirth in low realms of existence is closed forever. The completion of eight Nyungnes will, according to tradition, lead to a rebirth in Dewachen.
In this course Lama Ngawang Tsultrim will first give detailed teachings on practice including visualization. He will then take the eight vows that are to be held during Nyung Neh from the participants and guide them step by step through the meditation practice. The retreat includes days of silence as well as days of fasting during which people neither eat nor drink.
Benchen Monastery, July 25, 2021
ཧོར་ཟླ་དྲུག་པའི་ཡར་ཚེས་བཅོ་ལྔ་སྟེ། རྗེ་སྒམ་པོ་པའི་འདས་མཆོད། རང་བྱུང་ཟླ་ཞལ་གྱི་དུས་བཟང་། ༧རྒྱལ་མཆོག་བཅུ་དྲུག་པའི་འཁྲུངས་སྐར་བཅས་དུས་ཆེན་སུམ་འཛོམ་གྱི་ཉིན་མོ་དང་སྟབས་བསྟུན་གྱིས། བལ་ཡུལ་ཡང་ལེ་ཤོད་བན་ཆེན་སྒྲུབ་སྡེ་འོད་གསལ་གླིང་དུ། སྒྲུབ་ཐེངས་དྲུག་པའི་སྒྲུབ་བརྩོན་བླ་མ་རྣམས་ལོ་གསུམ་ཕྱོགས་གསུམ་གྱི་སྒྲུབ་པ་མཐར་སོན་གྱི་མཛད་སྒོའི་སྐབས།
Coinciding with the three auspicious occasions—Gampopa’s Anniversary, Day of Third Karmapa’s “Face on the Moon”, and the Birthday of the Sixteenth Gyalwang Karmapa, the sixth batch of Benchen three-year retreat Lamas observed a simple completion ceremony at Benchen Clear Light Retreat Center in Pharping.
Benchen Monastery, July 15 2021
Benchen Monastery, May 3, 2021
Benchen Library, May 7, 2020
The Bodhisattva's Garland of Jewel by Atisha [Bodhisattvamaņyāvalī (Sanskrit), and changchub sempé norbü trengwa(Tibetan)] A summer course at Benchen Phunstok Ling, Allmuthen, Belgium by His Eminence Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche in 2013.
In order to watch the video sessions please switch to Benchen Library on youtube
Benchen Monastery office, September 13, 2020
Benchen Monastery, April 9, 2020
As per the wishes of His Eminence Sangyes Nyenpa Rinpoche and his personal tutor Lama Tenam, Khenpo Karma Wosung speaks on coronavirus pandemic on behalf of Benchen Community.
Benchen Office, February 1, 2020
Benchen Monastery is planning a three days Dharmapala Shingkyong special prayer for Wuhan Coronavirus. Also it should pacify inner and outer obstacles to the Dharma activities of HH the Gyalwang Karmapa and HE Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche.
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Benchen Buddha Maitreya Project, March 31, 2019
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By being a part of the “Benchen Buddha Maitreya Project” through funding or contributing to it, in cash or in kind, one continuously generates and accumulates good merits as long as the temple remains for the benefits of all.
The Buddha taught that one of the supreme means of accumulating merit and wisdom through the body, speech, and mind is by building monasteries and teaching centers.
A Monastery is not just
a place that shelters sacred statues, scriptures, and sangha, but also
a place where the sacred teachings of the Buddha are being taught to benefit so many.
A place where actual healing of the mind begins.
It is not a place where only one person comes but thousands will gather.
It is not where only one person teaches but many great teachers will teach.
These are some recent short videos from Benchen primery school. Please click the pictures to watch the videos