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"Dang Zang" is an empty name. The blog has to do with the dharma; material related to Buddhist teachings (Tibetan style in particular, Kagyu in even more particular), meditation, gurus and lamas be they genuine or flaky, books and events. I do have a more personal blog, Pica Pica, and a site for my work.

Oh yes, it's by Alex Wilding


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Wednesday July 8th, 2009. Posted by Alex W:


Home monastery of Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche, Tenga Rinpoche and Chime Rinpoche. Looks a bit more spruce than when I was there in ’92!

Benchen 2005

Benchen 2005


The picture was sent out as a digital new-year card from Marpa House a year ago – thanks!

2 comments to Benchen

  • Tashi

    Dear Alex,
    we went there with Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche in 2005. Actually I arrived there some days later than the rest of the group. When the Taxi driver drove me there from Jekundo I started to argue with him that this is not Benchen as I only knew the old pics of the place and it wasnt above my imagination that they built up such a huge new monastery.
    Anyway here are some pics by our Polish Dharmafriend Lama Rinchen from that trip you might enjoy: http://www.benchen.org.pl/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=6261&g2_page=1



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