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.
from Benchen Maitreya Reconstruction committee, July 14, 2018
These are some photos from the beginning of construction the Benchen Monk"s quarter (Block A) at Kathmandu, Nepal.
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.
However 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.
from Benchen Maitreya Reconstruction Committee, July 12, 2018
A few days ago we started doing Puja,
For the sole purpose of enhancing the individual well-being of His Eminence Kenting Tai Situ Rinpoche, the monks of Benchen Monastery in Nepal are performing the "100,000 Ganachakra Feast Offerings to the Protector Mahakala".
We are sending some photos taken during the ongoing puja.
from Benchen Library, July 10, 2018
His Eminence Sangyes Nyenpa Rinpoche appointed Yonten Tharchin as a 'Benchen Khenpo' with sole responsibility of running the library and publication. Rinpoche also appointed Sherab Tenzin as the Principal of Benchen Primary School. Watch the video to get the glimpses of those honorable moments.
From Benchen Maitreya Reconstruction Committee, July 7, 2018
These photos are taken on May 15, 2018. His Eminence Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche and the monks did a Smoke puja (Sang and Phurab Choga) to start the monk's new quarters (Block A) in Benchen monastery Kathmandu Chauni.
The Benchen Maitrya shrine Hall and the old monks quarters were badly damaged by the earthquake on 25th April 2015.
from Benchen Library, March 31, 2018
A teaching on the Seven Points of Mind Training by His Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche during 19th Nepal Kagyu Monlam held at Benchen Monastery from March 29—31, 2018.
Please enjoy the teaching on YouTube.com
from Tempa Lama, May 8, 2018
It was Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche's wish to establish a nunnery in Parphing. Due to the efforts of the Boldt family and many generous sponsors from Dharma House Benchen Tashi Ling Trust, Cologne, the building has come to pass and a consecration and blessing ceremony was led by Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche on 11th April 2018. In accordance with the wishes of Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche Jimba Lodrö had overseen the construction in all of its details with the help of Lama Lekshey Wangchuk.
Seven nuns were there from the beginning and an additional two nuns joined later on. Recently another nun from Parphing wished very much to join Arya Tara Ling and requested Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa for admission. Rinpoche accepted her and now there are a total of ten nuns. I have heard that there may be more interested nuns who wish to stay at Arya Tara Ling.
These nuns from various nations will stay in individual retreat at the nunnery. As appointed by Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche Lama Yönten Palsang will serve as instructor (drubpön). Lama Lekshey Wangchuk will have the function of nyerpa, i.e. he will take care of the daily necessities of the nunnery.
Dharma House Benchen Tashi Ling Trust will support Arya Tara Ling with its ongoing costs such as food, gas, water, cooks and maintenance. For the sake of fulfilling late Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche‘s wish and activity we sincerely hope that it will continue and flourish.
The visiting hours are during the noon brake from 10:30–13.00 in front of the main building. Hopefully the activities of the Arya Tara Ling nunnery will ever increase. Please enjoy the photos.
==> Until now 1,694,949 Dharanis were recited (May 6, 2018). Thank you and please carry on!
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.
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- Constructing Benchen Monk's quarter
- Ganachakra Feast Offerings for H.E. Tai Situ Rinpoche
- Appointment of new Khenpos
- Puja for the new monks quarters
- Inauguration of Arya Tara Ling
- Meeting HE Goshir Gyaltsab Rinpoche
- Data Privacy Statement
- Request for Long Life Mantras to offer His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje
- Registration Summer Course 2018
- Transmission of the Nyingtik Yabshi at Benchen Monastery
- Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche Yangsi in Sherabling
- Losar with H.E. Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche & Yangsi Tenga Rinpoche
- Announcement Regarding Arya Tara Ling Nunnery
- Lojong Teachings during Kagyu Monlam at Benchen Monastery
- Benchen Phuntsok Ling Summer Course 2018