Establishing a nunnery in the Benchen tradition was a heartfelt wish Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche had been nurturing for a long time. But the favorable conditions that enabled the foundation of such a monastery would not come together until shortly before Tenga Rinpoche’s parinirvana. Tenga Rinpoche ordered the Cologne domiciled Dharmahaus Benchen Tashi Ling Trust to support the realization of this project.
Thanks to your financial support the construction work is already well advanced. At the moment, the second floor of the building is being constructed, as you can see on the photos of the nunnery project‘s website http://www.aryataraling. org. After its completion, the shell construction phase will be finished.
Upon hearing about the nunnery project, His Eminence Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche who has a close and long lasting heart connection with Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche expressed his wish to offer his contribution. After Losar 2014 Chokling Rinpoche produced special Norlha prosperity vases in his monastery Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling in Boudanath, Kathmandu. He filled these vases with precious substances and blessed them in the course of pujas performed for this particular purpose. The vases were manufactured according to a terma by Guru Padmasambava which were revealed by the first Chokling Rinpoche, the great Terton Chokgyur Lingpa who is also called „the King of Treasure Revealers“. The vases are meant to bring about prosperity, success and favorable conditions for dharma practitioners, and to harmonize the elements at any environment where they are placed.
Rinpoche will personally hand over the vases as gifts for especially generous sponsors who have spent more than 5.000 Euros for the nunnery construction. This will happen in Cologne on 12 September 2014 in the course of a prosperity puja that Chokling Rinpoche will preside and which will be performed exclusively for supporters of the nunnery project. For this purpose, Rinpoche produced a total of 20 vases, 12 of which are currently still available. The corresponding funds would make it possible to meet the second target of the project, the final completion of the building in Pharping.
All sponsors of Benchen Arya Tara Ling are cordially invited to participate in the prosperity puja. Every sponsor will be offered a special gift and a heartfelt thanks! Please register by email until 31 August at the latest.
We cordially thank all supporters and are looking forward to meeting you on this special occasion. All the best – and see you soon!
The complete information about Chokling Rinpoche’s programme in Cologne from 13 to 20 September 2014 are stated on http://www.chokling.org.
You can find more about the history of H.E. Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche‘s and Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche’s relationship (with more pictures) on http://chokling.org/ven-tenga-rinpoche-chokling-tersar/