Benchen Karma Geleg Dargye Ling, is a Tibetan Buddhist center in Odense, Denmark under the spiritual guidance of both His Eminence Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche and Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche.
Initially requested by late Tenga Rinpoche, His Holiness the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, gave the center its name Karma Geleg Dargye Ling and subsequently Tenga Rinpoche added Benchen to denote the centers affiliation to Benchen Monastery located at the foot of the glorious Swayambhunath stupa in Nepal.
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Late Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche
A brief biography of Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche of Benchen monastery (1932-2012) can be found here:
Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche
A short biography of the Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoches of Benchen monastery can be found here:
Benchen Monastery in Tibet and Nepal
Read a short history here.
The purpose of Benchen Odense is do allow people to dedicate their time to study, reflect and train in Buddhism in the form tought in the Karma Kagyu lineages as well as the Chokling Tersar form represented in the Nyingma tradition.
The motivation of Benchen Odense is to allow people to aspire, to dedicate their time in studying, reflecting and training in Buddhism in the form tought in the Karma Kagyu lineages by both Sangye Nyingpa Rinpoche and Tenga Rinpoche.
The emphasis is on the Mahayana view of Buddhism, both sutra and tantra vehicles where the path is anchored in love and kindness through the training in and assimilation of the six paramitas – the six transcending actions. The development and completion stage visualization practices offered in Benchen Odense, accomodate the practitioners journey further along the Vajrayana path of means and knowledge. Through the blessing of following these authentic practices, receiving their blessings, our clinging to fixed ideas and wrong world views subside.
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