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.
"DHARMA jewels", a Tibetan Buddhist youtube-channel, was established in January 2014, following a hint of H.E. the 10th Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche.
Presented in English only (as English is "lingua franca" meanwhile, a common language worldwide), it's aim is to share the precious video-teachings of eminent Kagyü-teachers, recorded since the 1980s, with those interested in listening to, in reflecting and meditating these teachings.
In July of 2011 the Lord of refuge Dorje Chang Tenga Rinpoche asked his disciples to participate in the accumulation of 100,000,000 Tara Mantras to free beings from all fear and obstacles for the years of 2011 and 2012.
On the auspicious occasion of the Tibetan New Year Losar February 19, 2015 we finally reached the goal of accumulating one hundred million Tara Mantras according to Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche's wishes.
Thank you all very much for your contribution to this project!
May by this merit all beings be free from all fear and suffering especially calamities, war and epidemics. May all of Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche's wishes be fulfilled and may we soon be blessed with Rinpoche's swift return.
Simultaneously all the necessary rituals were performed by our resident lamas recently with the support of Khenpo Gawe Nyima and Drubpön Döndrub Tashi when the two mandalas etc. were placed in the Stupa.
During the summer course 2014 some Sangha members carved the so called "Sogshing", the approx. 5 m long center pole, which will be core of the Stupa and will be placed in the center of it. The wood was obtained from the Thuja tree which grew next to the Stupa building site in our garden. It was beautifully ornamented and prepared according to the traditional procedures by our resident lamas.
Announcement for spring course 2015 (8th March to 14th March)
Benchen Monastery has requested our respected Sangter Tulku Rinpoche and our khenpos to preside over the one week spring course at the Benchen Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal. So we are happy to announce that they have accepted our request.
The daily schedule will be as follows:
Teaching hours- 9:30 – 11:30 am and 2:00 – 3:30 pm
8th March and 9th March – Instructions on the practice of the 17th Karmapa Guru yoga and meditation, along with time for Questions and Answers with Sangter Tulku Rinpoche.
10th March and 11th March – Six Paramitas, along with meditation and Questions and Answers with Khenpo Tsewang Gyatso.
12th March and 13th March – Lojong mind training, along with meditation and Questions and answers with Khenpo Phuntsok Tenphel.
14th March – Milarepa Tsok offerings in the morning, and in the afternoon, pilgrimage to Pharping to pay homage to Guru Rinpoche’s caves, self risen Tara, Vajrayogini temple, Benchen Shedra, retreat centre and memorial stupa of Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche.
Summer Course 2015 in Benchen Phuntsok Ling:
Alltogether from July 22 to August 8, teaching period from Sat. July 25 - Wed. August 5
July 22 to July 24
August 6 to August 8
Other than initially planned Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche will not be able to join the summer course. The reason is because Rinpoche has to visit Tibet which has not been possible in the last years and this can only happen during summer time.
Fortunately Rinpoche will visit Benchen Phuntsok Ling from Oct. 29 to Nov. 2, 2015 for three days to give teachings and an empowerment.
Registration for the summer course 2015 will be possible beginning of March 2015.
Due to the fact that Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche will visit Tibet this year which is only possible during summer time Rinpoche's European itinerary had to be postponed.
We are very glad that Rinpoche will visit Benchen Phuntsok Ling from Oct. 29 to Nov. 2, 2015.
During this time Rinpoche will bestow the empowerment of the Thousand-Armed Chenrezig and will teach Sri Tilopa's "Mahamudra Upadesha". This text contains essential instructions given by the Mahasiddha Tilopa to his disciple Naropa on the banks of the Ganges River.
Finally Rinpoche will consecrate the Stupa in Allmuthen where the relics of Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche are enshrined.
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