Benchen Arya Tara Ling is a place for women to practice and study the Dharma in the Benchen tradition.


The project has been developed in order to fulfill one of the last wishes of the Vajra Master Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche who passed into Parinirvana on March 30th 2012. The blessing for the project and the name for the nunnery “Benchen Arya Tara Ling” has been kindly given by Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche in Pharping on June 10th 2012. The construction works has been mainly overlooked by one of Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche’s main attendants Jimba Lodrö, supported by Tenpa Yarphel and Lama Lekshe.


The construction works has been succesfully finalized in Spring 2018 and the nunnery is now inhabited by the first nuns.


The further support of the project depends entirely on the finances to cover the daily expenses of the place and its inhabitants. This lies in your hands. Every donation is welcome very much!


The main responsibility for the construction works holds Jimba Lordö, one of Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche’s main attendants (on the right side of the picture) supported by Tempa Yarphel, Tenga Rinpoche’s Chagdzö (in the middle of the pic.)

Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche additionally appointed Lama Yönten with the task to overlook the Dharma teachings (in the right upper corner of the pic.)


and Lama Lekshe as a Nyerpa:


The trust Dharma Haus Benchen Tashi Ling in Cologne, Germany has been established by the Boldt family (below on the photo with Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche in Kathmandu 2017):



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…



See the official announcement about the establishment of the Benchen nunnery:


and the inauguration:


For all the information please contact:

Dharma Haus Benchen Tashi Ling
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


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