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 Monastery, November 17, 2017
Starting from 21th November, 2017, Benchen Monaystery (near Swayambhu Stupa) will be perfoming the two week-long ritual practice of "Lama Sangdu", the important treasur teaching of Guru Chöwang. This will be followed by two days of Cham or Vajra Dance, which will be staged on the afternoon of 27th November (opening dance in elaborate robes) and on 28th November (actual dance in full mask and ornate costume).
Send by Sherab Wangchuk, November 6, 2017
For the wellbeing and spontaneous fulfilment of all the noble wishes of His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, and in accordance with the recommendation of Eminence Drubwang Sangyes Nyenpa Rinpoche, Benchen Community have unanimously decided to perform the necessary pujas. Therefore, during the morning session of 6th November, 2017, we are performing Green Tara puja with multiple times of "Praises of 21 Taras". In the afternoon, we are offering puja of protector Mahakala and Simhamukha.
from Sherab Wangchuk, October 10, 2017
Please notice the program of Benchen Phuntsok Dargyeling Monastery in spring 2018.
From Tempa Lama, September 9, 2017
Starting on 9th of October Kyabje Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche will give the complete oral Kangyur transmission in the Rumtek Monastery, Sikkim, India. This extraordinary and very special event is a rare opportunity for anybody fortunate to be able join. Everybody who is interested, please feel free to participate. For further information, such as contact details, refer to the images/announcement. Please view Tibetan and English information in our gallery
For many years now 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 it will happen in a slightly different manner. Between Christmas and the New Year the practice is restricted to all those who already received the empowerment of Dorje Bernagchen. All the mantras which are recited will be counted. The practice will be guided by Lama Ngawang Tsultrim.
Before Losar next year (11.-15. February 2018) the recitation of the medium lenght ritual of Mahakala will happen, too. At that time the recitation is open for everyone.
It is a nice opportunity to meet again with the Benchen Sangha after the summer course.
Fees per day (including meals): 35 €
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.
from Tempa Lama, October 1, 2017
From Tempa Lama, August 19, 2017 - updated September 2017
These are some very recent photos of Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche Yangsi taken at Rö in August. Rinpoche is enjoying his village life with the other children. The small baby is Rinpoche's brother.
Send by Benchen Free Clinic, September 5, 2017
We concluded the health camp in the Parsa district of the flood affected southern Terai region of Nepal. The camp was organized by Central Child Welfare board of the government of Nepal and Public Health Office of Parsa District where ADARA Development Nepal, Himalayan Medical Foundation and Benchen P.D. Monastery supported financially, logistically and with human resources. We left Kathmandu and traveled 8 and half hours on 28 th August. From 29 - 31 August, we conducted the health camp. We returned on 1st sept. We had a team of 2 doctors, 2 health workers and 2 volunteers from ADARA, HMF and Benchen. During the 3 days, we treated 1618 patients. Among them male 27.3 percent, female 39 percent and children 33.7 percent.
Among diseases, 27.8 percent skin related diseases, 16.75 percent gastro problems, 13.3 percent ENT and eye, 12.2 percent viral fever, 5.52 percent respiratory, 6.99 percent Urinal Tract. 3.3 percent cardiac problems, and others 4.4 percent.
from Sherab Wangchuk, August 22, 2017
==> Until now 1,655,139 Dharanis were recited (November 11, 2017). 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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