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.
Tsasum Drildrub Empowerment by HE Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche to the Lamas of Karma Kagyu monasteries in Nepal 7 June 2015.
During HE Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche's recent Dharma tour in Bhutan, he received a telephone call and later a letter from Gyuto Monastery where HH Karmapa is residing. Rinpoche was asked to bestow the Tsasum Drildrub empowerment which is according to the pure vision of Rangjung Dorje, the 3rd Karmapa. Tsasum Drildrub is a combined practice of the 3 Roots (the Lama, the Yidam and the Dharma protector) and is within the Rinchen Terdzod collection.
HE Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche gave this empowerment a few days after his return to Nepal.
The Tenshuk offering ceremony for the long life of the Masters will be performed in Bodhgaya at the end of this year. According to the wishes of HH Karmapa, Rinpoche requested all the Lamas who had attended this empowerment to engage in the practice effectively, by keeping practice sessions and accumulating 400 000 mantras or to at least complete 100 000 mantras.
The empowerment was bestowed at Benchen Nangten Thoesam Ling Shedra in Pharping.
Sherab Wangchuk of Benchen Phuntsok Dargyeling monastery send this on June 25, 2015
He included the following youtube link on the occasion:
Update May 23, 2015
From Benchen Monastery Committee
The Committee includes a link to a youtube video done by Sherab Wangchuk showing Benchen Monastery: https://youtu.be/eyiFyrHLFzs
The earthquake in Nepal on April 25th disrupted everyone's life and it will be a long time before it returns to any kind of normalcy. The Benchen monks in Swayambhu responded immediately by setting up tarpaulins on the army parade ground across the road, and ensuring that our community was safe and protected. Our monks started collecting rubbish and waste to help keep the camp clean and tidy, and continued to help over the next ten days, by provided morning and afternoon tea, to more than 1000 local people who had taken shelter in the camp. Benchen Shedra, also delivered prepared food to a village on the other side of Pharping that had been very badly affected by the quake.
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
Wednesday August 5: Guru Yoga and Tsok offering to the Mahasiddha Milarepa
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.
The teachings will be translated into German and into English.
To make the organization of the summer course possible it is necessary to register. Please see Registration Summer Course 2015 for more details.
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.