Vesak is a holiday commemorating the birth, enlightenment and parinirvana of Buddha Shakyamuni. For many years we have been celebrating it together with other Buddhist groups. According to most Buddhist traditions it falls on a full moon day in the fourth month of the lunar calendar, but due to practical reasons we agreed to organize the celebration on Sunday closest to the actual date.
This year the event will take place at the Benchen Karma Kamtsang Centre in Grabnik (see How to get to the Centre).
The celebration will start at 12.00 noon.
W klasztorze Bencien trwają prace remontowe. Wzmacniane są mury starego lhakangu, wymieniany jest system kanalizacyjny i elektryczny. Odnawiane są też pomieszczenia biurowe. Klinika przyklasztorna Benchen Free Clinic dostała w darze panele słoneczne, by umożliwić ciągłość pracy nawet w chwilach wyłączenia prądu.
From Tempa Lama, April 12, 2016
As you may know His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa advised the Benchen Community to recite 10,000,000 Twenty-One Tara prayers and 100,000,000 Guru Rinpoche mantras in order to remove obstacles for Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche's reincarnation.
The Benchen Community and some patrons have sponsored the recital of the Twenty-One Tara prayers at all the different monasteries and nunneries in Nepal; many monasteries, nunneries and shedras in India and Bhutan; and at many different places in Tibet. Until now about 6,700,000 have been already chanted. We are continually requesting prayers at various places in order to complete the remaining 3,300,000.
From Tempa Lama, April 5, 2016
While performing the Tseringma Drubchen in Bodhgaya, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa had some very clear visions concerning the rebirth of Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche. His Holiness wrote down the indications that appeared to him in a recognition letter, which he handed over to Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche on February 24, 10.45 am in Bodhgaya. As witness the entire Benchen administration was present.
From Tempa Lama, March 19, 2016
"On March 16th was Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche's parinirvana anniversary. Our Benchen Monastery, Swoyambhu, and the shedra in Parphing had a nice Tara puja, offered lots of butter lamps, and recited prayers. I am quite sure all of you did the same thing.
The Benchen Monastery administrators are in Thrangu Rinpoche's monastery in Saranath, Benares (Varanasi), right now. This is due to a large three-day Tseringma drubchen that His Holiness Karmapa is holding for the benefit of Kyabje Tenga Rinopoche's reincarnation so that everything will be going well..."