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In News on June 29, 2012 at 2:57 pm

Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche’s plan was to turn an already existing shell building at the property into the nunnery. In order to complete the construction of the main building there is ca. 200 000 EUR needed.The situation is urgent in so far as the shell building most probably won’t survive the next rainy season. In that case the building would have to be teared down and the construction of a new building would be necessary. The costs of that kind of investment would be much higher…

We’re confident that Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche’s project can be succesfully completed in a very short time.

Planed is two-storey building with individual rooms, kitchen and bathroom downstairs as well as Gompa and some additional retreat rooms upstairs. This will make possible for the first nuns to move in immediately.

It is a short term project! Your support is needed now!

For the latest news and the current state of the development of the project please see Work-in-Progress

You can help to bring Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche’s vision to fruition by sponsoring just any amount of money that will be used to finance the construction works. You can either install one time payment or send a money on a monthly basis.

There are many possibilities to transfer the money:

1. To the account in Germany:

Name: Dharma Haus Benchen Tashi Ling e.V.
Account Number: 406 807 7600
BLZ: 43060967
Bank: GLS
IBAN: DE76 4306 0967 4068 0776 00
Reference: Nunnery

2. To the account in Poland – for the account details please contact Benchen Karma Kagyu Association in Poland http://buddyzm.eu/index.php?lang=pl

3.Via PayPal to dharma.haus(at)aol.com

For all the information please don’t hesitate to contact:

the Trust of the Dharma Haus Benchen Tashi Ling in Cologne, Germany

Dharma Haus Benchen Tashi Ling e.V.
co / Boldt
Thürmchenswall 6
D – 50668 Köln
Tel. +49 261 1335599 (Lioba & Martin) and +49 221 12062900 (Thea & Tim Tashi)
Email: dharma.haus@aol.com



In News on June 29, 2012 at 2:54 pm


Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche, one of the most renowned Tibetan Buddhist masters of our times, envisioned the establishment of a place for women to practice and study the Dharma  in the Benchen tradition already in the 1990’s.

Due to favourable circumstances Rinpoche finally managed to buy land with a shell building suiting this purpose in 2011, shortly before his Parinirvana.

The name for the nunnery Benchen Arya Tara Ling has been kindly bestowed by Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche in Pharping in June 2012.

Now it’s up to all of us to bring Rinpoche’s vision to fruition.



In News on June 29, 2012 at 2:52 pm

The ground for the Benchen nunnery is beautifully located in Pharping, a famous pilgrimage site near Kathmandu, Nepal. On the North side the land is attached to the already existing Benchen retreat centre, including retreat houses for non-monastic practitioners as well as three-year retreat centre Benchen Clear Light and Benchen Shedra. On the South there is a marvelous unobstructed view over the valley. The Sun rises over the Guru Rinpoche caves that can be clearly seen from the venue to the East and sets down over the mountain on the Western side of the valley. As Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche mentioned, it is indeed a perfect location…