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.
For several years it has been the custom in Benchen Phuntsok Ling to practice the medium length ritual of Mahakala Dorje Bernagchen during the days between Christmas and the New Year. This year the recitation will be guided by Lama Ngawang Tsultrim.
It is also a nice opportunity to meet again with the Benchen Sangha after the summer course.
Fees per day (including meals): 30 €
It is absolutely necessary to register in advance! Please observe the general information on courses and retreats.
Places for overnight stay in the center are limited. Check the accommodation list if you are looking for hotel or room outside the center.
Thats all now.
Here in Swoyambhu, Kathmandu on the 8th October 2014 Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche began giving the Damngag Dzö initiation cycle. There are over 1200 participants per day, sixteen Rinpoche's of different schools, over fifty Khenpos, Dorje Lopöns, and lamas, and the rest are monks, nuns and lay people. There are not only local participants but also Westerners, Singaporean, Malaysian, Taiwanese, and mainland Chinese as well. People can listen to English and Chinese simultaneous translation via FM radio. The teachings are recorded daily and already on every next day new teachings are available on CD.
The monastery and the Tsadra Foundation are offering tea and bread in the mornings and afternoons as much as delicious lunch. Everyday there is daal and bath. Mmmhh... pe zhimpo du!
There are not only initiations, in between there are profound teachings and lung given by Rinpoche.
That's all for now.
Summer Course 2015 in Benchen Phuntsok Ling:
July 25 to August 9
July 21 to July 23
August 10 to August 12
We are very happy that Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche has confirmed his visit.
Registration for the summer course 2015 will be possible beginning of March 2015.
To enshrine Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche's relics we will be building a stupa at Benchen Phuntsok Ling, Allmuthen. It will have the form and the structure of the "Enlightenment Stupa".
H.H. Karmapa sent a personally signed construction drawing to Benchen Monastery in Nepal indicating that this type of stupa should be constructed for Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche's relics. This particular drawing of the Enlightenment Stupa is based on instructions by the 15th Karmapa, Khakyab Dorje, contained in his collected works, the 'Khakyab Dorje Khabum'.
The location for the stupa in Benchen Phuntsok Ling has been decided and Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche will perform all the necessary rituals preceding the actual building process during this year's summer course. (Dimensions of the stupa will follow).
The costs are estimated to be some 35.000 Euro. We aim to begin with the construction this year and ask all of you to support this project financially.
For any contribution please use the bank account here.
Please mention the purpose: Stupa
See also: The Buddhist Stupa
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. By now there are 50,000,000 Mantras accumulated.
Even though 2012 has ended to fulfill Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche's wishes we invite everybody to join in the recitation of 100,000,000 Mantras with the aspiration to protect all beings from fear and suffering and also for the quick return of Dorje Chang Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche and the fulfillment of all his vast aspirations for beings and the Dharma.
We will regularly publish the number of already accumulated Mantras.
87,639,637 Mantras are already collected until August 20, 2014. Thank you for joining!