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 Nangten Thoesam Ling, July 12, 2018
The first group of studends finished their twelve years studies of Buddhist philosophy at Benchen Nangten Thoesam Ling Shedra. HE Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche will graduate the students in a public ceremony on October 31st 2018. The ceremony takes place in the Main Hall of the Shedra in Pharping, Nepal.
Benchen Maitreya Reconstruction committee, July 27, 2018
Recently completed the foundation of monk's quarter ( Block A) at Benchen Monastery Kathmandu Nepal.
Have a nice day.
from Benchen Maitreya committee, July 22, 2018
Currently, the monks of Benchen monastery, Kathmandu are performing the Gepa Dorje Gur Rigdu ritual. This ritual (puja) takes place in the monastery every year following the advice of H.H. Gyalwa Karmapa Orgen Trinley Dorje. This year, the puja started on 15 July, 2018. The first 3 days were used for preparations. The Sand Mandala was completed, after which the main puja began. Today is completed of the 5-day main puja.
This puja is very special and profound, and is considered to belong to one of the 13 Tantras of the Marpa tradition. Wishing all great masters longevity and all sentient beings liberation from samsara.
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.
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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- Appointment of new Khenpos
- Puja for the new monks quarters
- Inauguration of Arya Tara Ling
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- Transmission of the Nyingtik Yabshi at Benchen Monastery
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- Losar with H.E. Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche & Yangsi Tenga Rinpoche