China’s HUGE Buddha Statues!!!!

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Dear blog friends,

Please take a look at these incredible beautiful and HUGE STATUES of various Buddhas and Bodhisattvas throughout China. I am so amazed with these statues and I hope to visit in the future. I wish to pay my respects to them very much. China traditionally had Buddhism flourishing and deeply entrenched into their vast/rich culture for thousands of years. It’s resurging now again….May everyone be benefited by these holy Buddhas.

Share these with your friends. Let them be amazed also.

Much care,
Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

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Direction: North
Name: Big Buddha of Yungang (Shakyamuni Buddha)
Material: stone
Height: 17 meter
Year of completion: 524
Location: Shanxi Province, Datong City West 16km

北方山西的云冈大佛,第20窟释迦牟尼座像,石料,通高17米,公元524年建成。云岗石窟位于山西大同市城西16公里的武州山南麓,它依山开凿,东西绵延1公里,开大小佛龛2100多个,规模宏大,气势雄伟,有“东方罗马石雕”之美誉。

 

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Direction: Central
Name: Big Buddha of Longmen (Locana Buddha)
Material: stone
Height: 17.14 meter
Year of completion: 675
Location: Henan Province, Luoyang City south 13km

中原河南的龙门大佛,卢舍那佛,石料,通高17.14米,公元675年建成。龙门石窟位于河南省洛阳市南十三公里处,南北长达1公里,它同甘肃的敦煌石窟、山西大同的云冈石窟并称中国古代佛教石窟艺术的三大宝库。这尊佛像把高尚的情操、丰富的感情、开阔的胸怀和典雅的外貌完美地结合在一起,具有高度的艺术感染力,实在是一件精美绝伦的艺术杰作。

 

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Direction: Central
Name: Spring Temple Buddha (Lushan Buddha)
Material: Bronze
Height: 168m (551 ft)
Weight: 6400 tons
Year of completion: 2008
Location: Fodushan Scenic Area, Lushan County, Henan, China

中原河南的鲁山大佛,青铜材料,卢舍那大佛,通高168米,相当于50层楼高,重6400吨,2008年建成。 位于河南省平顶山市鲁山县上汤赵村佛泉寺内,总高168米(大佛身高108米,莲花宝座高20米,金刚座高25米,须弥座高15米),是全世界最大的佛像,称为“佛山金佛”。其造型庄严、飘逸、气势独特,真乃“当惊世界殊”。造型完整、有明确的说法手印的铜铸“佛山金佛”应运而生,成为新的中方佛。

 

Direction: East
Name: Big Buddha of Lingshan (Shakyamuni Buddha)
Material: bronze
Height: 88 meter
Weight: 700 tons
Year of completion: 1997
Location: Jiangsu Province, Wuxi City

东方江苏的灵山大佛,释迦牟尼立像,青铜材料,通高88米,重700吨,公元1997年建成。灵山大佛坐落于无锡马山秦履峰南侧的小灵山地区,大佛所在位置系唐玄奘命名的小灵山,故名灵山大佛。灵山大佛通高88米,佛体79米,莲花瓣9米。大佛慈颜微笑,广视众生,右手”施无畏印”代表除却痛苦,左手”与愿印”代表给予快乐,均为祝福之相。

 

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Direction: West
Name: Big Buddha of Leshan (Maitreya Buddha), Sichuan Province
Material: stone
Height: 71 meter
Year of completion: 803
Location: Sichuan Province, Leshan City

西方四川的乐山大佛,弥勒佛座像,石料,通高71米,公元803年建成。位于峨眉山东31公里的乐山市,依凌云山栖霞峰临江峭壁凿造而成,又名凌云大佛,开凿于唐玄宗开元初年(公元713年)。历时90年大佛终告完成。佛像高71米,佛头长14.7米,头宽10米,肩宽24米,耳长7米,耳内可并立二人,脚背宽8.5米,可坐百余人,素有“佛是一座山,山是一尊佛”之称。

 

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Direction: South
Name: Big Buddha of Tiantan (Shakyamuni Buddha)
Material: bronze
Height: 26.4 meter
Weight: 220 tons
Year of completion: 1993
Location: Hong Kong, Lantau Island

南方香港的天坛大佛,释迦牟尼座像,锡青铜材料,通高26.4米,重220吨,公元1993年建成。天坛大佛座落在香港大屿山海拔520米的昂平,是香港受欢迎的旅游景点之一。是全球最大的青铜座佛。佛像坐在268级的石阶上,端坐的佛像庄严肃穆,无论远观近看,都予人宁静祥和的感觉。美国权威地理旅游杂志《国家地理旅行者》极力推荐天坛大佛这项名胜。

 

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Name: Samantabhadra Bodhisattva
Material: gold plated bronze
Height: 48 meter
Year of completion: 2005
Location: Sichuan Province, Emei Mountain

四川峨眉山金顶四面十方普贤金像是世界上最高的金佛,也是第一个十方普贤的艺术造型。金佛系铜铸镏金工艺佛像造像。金佛通高48米代表的是阿弥陀佛的48个愿望。“十方”一是意喻普贤的十大行愿,二是象征佛教中的十个方位。如果说公元980年安坐于万年寺高7.85米的普贤铜像作为峨眉山千年的镇山之宝,为这座佛教名山增辉千年的话,那么高达48米的十方普贤金像更是登峰造极之作。2005年底竣工,2006年6月18日举行开光仪式。

 

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Name: Chitigarbha Bodhisattva
Material: bronze
Height: 99 meter
Year of completion: 2011
Location: Anhui Province, Jiuhua Mountain

安徽九华山地藏菩萨露天大铜像,位于安徽池州市九华山下柯村景区,为比丘立相,右手执锡杖,左手托摩尼宝珠,仪态安详,妙相庄严。地藏菩萨露天铜像气势恢弘,高达九十九米,与九华山九十九座山峰、金地藏享年九十九岁的寓意相一致。铜像采用铸造方式,选用仿金铜,2003年11月13日开工,到2009年3月铜像主体结构已完工,正在进行佛身铜壁板安装。预计年底铜像工程将建成,在2010年择日开光并向游客开放。

 

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Name: Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva (Kuan Yin)
Material: cement
Height: 108 meter
Year of completion: 2005
Location: Hainan Province, Sanya City

海南三亚南海海上观音像高达108米,比自由女神像还要高15米。 钢筋混凝土材料。2005年4月24日举行开光大典。像体为正观音的一体化三尊造型,宝相庄严,脚踏108瓣莲花宝座,莲花座下为金刚台,金刚台内是面积达15000平方米的圆通宝殿。南海观音充分运用高科技手法,组合运用声、光、电技术进行大型灯光夜景演示,充分展示了“佛光普照”、“踏海而来”等观音文化艺术效果。观音是亚洲多数国家的信仰,观音的寺庙和佛像随处可见,观音信仰作为一种文化现象早已超越了宗教意蕴本身。

 

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Name: Maitreya Bodhisattva
Material: bronze
Height: 33 meter
Year of completion: 2008
Location: Zhejiang Province, Fenghua City, Xikou Town

浙江奉化溪口雪窦山露天弥勒大佛2008年建成,是典型的中国化弥勒佛像。佛像具有比丘相,罗汉身,菩萨意,布袋形,佛之像。大佛用500多吨锡青铜铸造,佛像身高33米,表示弥勒身居33层天;莲花座高9米,另加基座14.74米,共56.74米。佛像集壮观、神圣、雄伟、高大于一身,为天下铜铸座像之最。奉化是佛教界普遍认同的弥勒化身——布袋和尚的家乡,留有许多布袋弥勒的文化遗迹和传说。

 

Name: Amitabha
Material: bronze
Height: 48 meter
Year of completion: 2013
Location: Jiang Xi Province, Lu Shan Mountain

东林大佛位于庐山山麓,北依庐山主峰,群山环抱,山水相连,弥陀坛城,净宗道场,朝圣胜地,是一方集朝圣、修行、弘法、教育、慈善、安养为一体的净土。以四十八米阿弥陀佛接引铜像为核心,组成部分包括净土文化区、新东林寺、比丘尼院、隐逸文化区、安养区、海会堂、大德精舍区等。唐代建筑风格的建筑群沿着中轴线布置,呈现出中国古代圣山建筑群的经典建筑空间组织形式,将中轴线的主要建筑依序展开,建筑空间开合有致,起伏跌宕。佛像坐落在半空之中,登山阶梯时平时起,间有虹桥飞跨,平台远眺,形成一个视野开合,高度起伏,张弛有序的礼佛拜佛空间序列,使阿弥陀佛的神秘、慈悲、庄严渐次展现在信众面前。东林大佛项目总投资约10亿元,动用48公斤黄金为大佛镀金。2013年5月,世界最高阿弥陀佛铜像东林大佛基本建成。

 

Name: Thousand-arm Kuanyin/Chenrezig/Avalokiteshvara
Height: 99 meter
Location: Hunan Province, Weishan Region

沩山大佛地处中国著名佛教圣地——宁乡密印寺,由千年古刹密印寺与千手千眼观音圣像景区组成。 密印寺位于沩山山腰毗庐峰下,作为沩仰宗的祖庭,至今已经有1200 年的历史。千手千眼观音圣像景区位于密印禅寺后的毗庐峰,观音圣像总高99.19米,为世界上最大的千手千眼观音圣像。景区建设面积达1500亩。

 

Jiangsu Province, Guanyun region

 

Sichuan Province, Rongxian region

 

Jilin Province, Dunhua region

 

Shandong Province, Yantai region

 

Shanxi Province, Taiyuan region

 

Zhejiang Province, Xinchang region

 

 

 

Name: GuanYin of Mount Xiqiao
Height: The statue stands 61.9 m (203 ft) tall and sits on a 15 m lotus pedestal, making a total height of 77 m (253 ft).
Location: Nanhai District of Foshan, Guangdong, People’s Republic of China

观音法相高为61.9米,寓意观音成道于之意。法相为坐姿,顶有宝珠天冠,项有圆光,弯眉朱唇,眼似双星,目光微俯,披天衣,挂璎珞,带项饰,着罗裙,慈眉善目地稳坐在莲花台上,广视众生,显现安详凝重,救苦救难的慈悲法相。观音法相莲花座直径36米,外部镶嵌上下三层共66片莲花瓣。

 

Wuzhong, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China

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​Name: GuanYin of Wuzhong Qu
Height: The statue stands 66 m (216.5 ft) tall
Location: Wuzhong, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China

观音像高为66米,位于苏州西山西南边的绮里坞,观音寺园内三面靠山,对面直抵太湖,十分壮观。交通也十分方便,西山的环岛公路途径观音寺,建造了西山第一个隧道。苏州西山观音寺还未完全正式对外营业,所以游客来西山岛游玩,观音寺是个不错的选择,目前免票。在将近1600年的历史长河里,曾与六位皇帝结下不解之缘,历代文人墨客莫名至此,留下263首诗词题咏制作,惜毁于民国战火。先正在寺庙遗址上进行恢复重建。

 

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  1. Anne Ong on Jan 14, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these beautiful Buddha statues from China. Love seeing these huge outdoor Buddha statues. Love these really unique statues from, Samantabhadra Bodhisattva Location: Sichuan Province, Emei Mountain. Zhejiang Province, Xinchang region. Jilin Province, Dunhua region.

  2. Marek on Dec 20, 2016 at 11:42 pm

    I’ve been to Lantau, Big Buddhas also in Thailand, Wuxi, other places – questions I never asked at the time at each of these locations – how are the Big outdoor Buddhas kept clean? (bird dropppings, bad weather, etc) what provisions are made to keep them safe? to ensure people treat them with respect? think of what happened to Afghanistan after they exploded the big Buddha statues in Bamiyan . . . . .

  3. samfoonheei on Jun 9, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche
    For sharing these beautiful and amazing images of Buddha in China.
    I have visited Big Buddha of Lingshan (Shakyamuni Buddha) Jiangsu Province, Wuxi City,.Its a wonderful feeling walking uo to the top.
    I really wish one day i could visit all these holy places in China.By looking at all images i feel great and i will share it with my friends.
    Thank you

  4. Peter Vredeveld on Apr 21, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    I am amazed to see these lists of giant Buddha statues all over the China, Spring Temple Buddha is one of my favorite. I don’t think it is mentioned in the above lists.

    • Valentina Suhendra on Apr 21, 2016 at 4:24 pm

      Dear Peter

      Thank you for your comments. I agreed with you. I went to China twice before, I was just amazed with their Buddha statues. Even in the most amazingly difficult place to reach – like in the middle of the mountain and the most unthinkable place. These people who created these amazing images must had have great reverence to Buddhist teachings.

      Valentina

      • Beatrix Ooi on Apr 21, 2016 at 8:00 pm

        Dear Peter,

        Thank you for your feedback, glad that you enjoyed the article. However the Spring Temple Buddha is mentioned in the article (3rd picture from the top). To make it clearer, we have revised the description of the Buddha/ place. 🙂

        Thank you,
        Beatrix

  5. Pastor Shin on Jan 11, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    The company responsible for Hong Kong’s 34-meter-tall Tian Tan Buddha and Hainan’s 108-meter-tall Guanyin of the South Sea of Sanya statue are in the process of building more large Buddha statues in China, inspired by the success and profits, at Lingshan Park in Wuxi, Jiangsu province, which features the 88-meter-tall Buddha statue (also featured in this article). The statue helped earn the park more than RMB 1.2 billion (US$194 million) in 2013.

    China has a long history of Buddhist art and sculpture, with the Sui dynasty (589-617) and Tang dynasty (618-907) considered peak eras. But many of the best examples were destroyed along with much of the nation’s other religious heritage in the years that followed the establishment of the People’s Republic.

    Although the newer Buddha statues are to be built for tourism purposes, they are still dedicated to images of enlightened beings, which when seen brings blessings. Buddha statues are also monuments of religious art. The image of Buddha, who was called The Greatest Yogin of all Times, expresses serene quiescence. The harmony of his physical proportions is the expression of great beauty. The required measurements are laid down in the canon of Buddhist art, which corresponds to ideal physical proportions. The perfect proportions of a Buddha, the graciousness of his physical form, represent one of the ten qualities or powers of a Buddha.

  6. Antique Buddhas on Apr 10, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    China has always been the center of Giant Buddha statues wherever they are made. Leshan Giant buddha statue is considered as one of the oldest stone carved Buddha statue.

  7. Hee TS on Dec 31, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    感谢仁波切分享這些宏偉壯觀的大佛像图片,希望假於时日能亲身到各各聖地朝拜。

  8. Colin Tan on Dec 29, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for all the amazing pictures.

    I really do hope tt one day i will be able to sponsor and build such huge Buddha statue for all to see and have the image of Magnificent Buddha imprinted in their mind.

  9. Jacinta Goh on Nov 20, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    Spectacular! Haven’t been to any of these places although I may have seen few of these pictures before. Looking at it again as someone who believes in Dharma now has made it even more meaningful and worthwhile. May it plants Dharma seeds for those who looked at these pictures in this blog.

  10. Edwin Tan on Nov 19, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    Amazing statues!

    The people and the country itself is so blessed to have the Buddha statues.

  11. Pee Bee Chong on Nov 18, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing. The Buddha images are so amazing. Will share the images. May anyone who sees the Buddha image receive merits and plant the seed to be able to learn Dharma this life and in future lives.

  12. Andrew James Boon on Oct 2, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    It truly is remarkable how China has literally risen from the ashes like a Phoenix with regards to its Buddhist renaissance! This was unthinkable only a a couple of decades back…

    Now the literally most of China’s landscapes are dotted with these amazing blessed images. These are not mere statues within temples but as you can see, huge outdoor statues that can be seen for miles! Truly amazing!

    Rejoice in China’s spiritual growth!

  13. jerry_sito on Sep 24, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    感恩仁波切的分享,并让我们能够一瞬间的就目睹了,许多宏伟庄严的佛像,为我们种下了充满法喜的种子

    有大佛像的地方,佛光普照,佛法发扬光大。有佛法的加持,有很好的能量磁场和佛法普度众生。

    祈愿不久的将来我们这里也有如此宏伟庄严的佛像,加持所有的众生,让佛法渲染满溢的在这一片土地上发扬光大

    感恩仁波切

  14. Wan Wai Meng on Sep 15, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    Amazing statues, China are building large and amazing statues and rediscovering their roots. China was once Buddhist for the past two thousand years. 2000 years of Buddhism in the people, land, philosophy and culture. The resurgence of Buddhism is not entirely surprising.

  15. CK Siah on Sep 11, 2013 at 11:39 am

    有大佛像的地方,佛光普照,佛法发扬光大。有佛法的加持,有很好的能量磁场和佛法普度众生。
    记得很多年,在阿富汗塔里班区域里有古代佛教石窟大佛像(Bamiyan Buddha,Afghanistan) 后来被无理的塔里班军队用炸弹摧毁。结果整个国家得天谴, 国家战火连连,人民痛不余生, 叫苦连天。
    至今还是烽火不熄,国家不安定。
    谢谢仁波切跟我们分享世界的大佛像。

  16. Wylfred Ng on Sep 10, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    很有幸可以在blog里看到很多全世界很大的佛像。 很高兴那些佛像还可以保留到很完整,让我们今天还可以看到,有些甚至还有几千年的历史了。 当然我也希望有一天马来西亚也会有佛像进入榜中。

  17. Tong sun sun on Sep 10, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    2005年時我和家人到云岗石窟䢟玩,石窟里的佛像都有一千五百年的历史。进去参观時里面才会亮灯,原因是如果長期照着会导致佛像氧化。石窟里的佛像真的是鬼斧神工。有机会我会旧地重游。

  18. Albert Ratchaga on Sep 1, 2013 at 4:30 am

    As one of Buddhist lineage, Buddhism has been very wide spread in China, they have many temples and big Buddha statues, especially the most renown temple in Mount Wutai, it is located in northeastern Shanxi province, China. The mountain is home to many of China’s most important monasteries and temples. Mount Wutai host over 53 sacred monasteries.

    It is really amazing for someone who can put in so much effort and financial into building these big statues, their dedication towards Dharma is what we should be looking up to, the statues are beautiful no doubt, but if we do not learn from the planner and builders, we are just admiring the statues without any meaning.

    I really wish one day i could go visit all these holy places in China.

  19. Shelly tai on Aug 26, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these grand Buddha statues with us. All these statutes remind us about all the Buddha quality like compassion . When we look at these statutes we feel a sense of peace ,I love Buddha statues.

  20. Uncle Eddie on Aug 23, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    As said by Lama Zopa Rinpoche during the constructuion of his huge giant statue Buddha of Maitrya in Malaysia, (the next future Buddha), “Seeing a buddha statue or even if only the picture of a buddha, will plant the seed and the chance to gradually achieve liberation from uncontrolled future rebirths.” According to Buddhist tradition, such as statues provide a uniquely powerful means by which we can bring to mind the positive attitude that are essential to the development of loving-kindness! It is also said they are also used to purify negative karmas of past actions and to develope their positive potential future qualities to benefit the World.

  21. Jutika Lam on Aug 22, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    WOAH!!! I never knew that China had such big and gigantic statues!

    This is totally amazing…. It is great to see that there is so many great and big statues in China and though I have never visited even one of these great statues I have to say that by just looking at the pictures I really cannot how huge it would really look when being there at one of these Holy areas of Buddha.

    Picking which statue is my favorite one is quite difficult because all the statues are amazing… but if i have to choose one it would be the Big Buddha of Tiantan in Hong Kong, Lantau Island. Though it may not be the biggest one I find this Statue of Buddha and the location very calm and peaceful!

    I really hope to visit one of these places soon!

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these pictures!

    Rest well,

    Love
    Jutika

  22. Cliff on Aug 22, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    Wow all these Buddha Statues are so magnificently beautiful, I can’t decide which one is my favourite Buddha statue because they all look so beautiful. Would really love to visit Big Buddha of Leshan in Sichuan Province. The Buddha statue looks like an ancient monument. I remember Rinpoche taught us it is good to make gigantic beautiful Buddha statues so people can see it from a very far distance and be blessed as well as the land that falls in view of the statue. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these wonderful photos of Buddha statues around China. I hope Rinpoche would be able to visit all of them.

  23. tenzin llhamo on Aug 19, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    Such beautiful and large Buddhas!! Rinpoche is right, its a must visit if one have the chance! I know for sure when Kechara Forest Retreat Medicine Buddha is built, it will look as good as those in the pictures above! We need more HUGE Buddhas everywhere so that many will be Blessed and Dharma to flourish!

  24. Felix Kong on Aug 19, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche sharing this stunning huge Buddha statues. Much appreciate that they put a lot of effort and time to build a beautiful statue. All sentient beings be blessed surrounding Buddha area, this is great and so meaningful. I always encourage peoples to contribute or sponsor for build temple .

  25. HelenaC on Aug 18, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Wow wow wow…incredible!!

  26. beatrix ooi on Aug 17, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    Thank You for sharing the informations Rinpoche. My favourite statue would be the statue of Avalokiteshvara Boddhisattva in Hainan Province, Sanya City. The whole environment looks very calm, peace and clean, the statue itself is also very blissful. I hope that I can visit the place with my family, it will be a very awesome experience.

  27. Julien Roth on Aug 17, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    Wow Rinpoche, these Buddha statues are so big and amazing! i wish i would be able to see one of them in the future, that would be nice. But i have to say, my favourite Buddha statue was the Big Buddha of Leshan. I like that one was because it realy merges with nature and i find that so cool and special. Nature is beautiful.

  28. Lucas Roth on Aug 17, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    these pictures are so beautiful and holy. i have personally seen the big buddha at lantau island and it is beautiful. thank you Rinpoche for sharing these pictures.

  29. mitra on Aug 17, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    o my buddha.I was so glad to see all holy buddha . thank you guruji for sharing the pictures.

  30. Chandra Shakya on Feb 18, 2013 at 12:03 am

    Respected Rinpoche,
    Accept my obeisance
    Actually I happened to prepare a book on big statues of Buddha of the World few years back. But I could not publish it somehow. Recently I learned to make an ebook. So I recently published an ebook on lulu.com entitled “Big Buddha Statues of The World”. It consisted of 32 Buddha statues in descending order in terms of size. I did not include Spring Temple Buddha, which is now going to the tallest, because it was not completed then and not much information was available.
    I will keep on updating this ebook of mine with cooperation from all interested. But people have to buy it, so that it would generate some funds.

    Hope I will have your kind suggestion.

    With best regards
    Chandra Shakya

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  33. skyong on Nov 21, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    Very beautiful and super huge Buddha statues to behold! 🙂 They are a huge economy in the world now, and putting some resources towards building Buddha statues would help balance everyone’s spirituality. May the huge Buddhas open people’s heart and move them towards more spirituality in their life.

  34. ruby khong on Jun 29, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing these information. They are awesome. Sadly statues of such stature were destroyed in Afghanistan.

    I have visited the Locana Buddha in Luoyang. There are many other magnificent statues there thats carved on mountains and inside caves. Its a beautiful place and a big clean river flows along these statues. Of all the places I have visited in China, Luoyang where these statues are is one of my favourite. It has a very calming feeling there.

  35. someone on Jun 23, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    some of these sites had became a filming site… 🙂

  36. Lim Han Nee on Jun 22, 2011 at 8:52 am

    This ‘collection’ of Buddha statues is awesome and inspiring just to behold! Thank you Rinpoche for sharing it with us.

    It’s gladdens the heart just to see a ‘wave’ of construction of imposing statues in China, signifying, a spiritual revival.Despite the heart-wrenching destruction of statues in the wake of the Cultural Revolution,new and equally or more magnificent statues are now being created. The Chitigharba Bodhisattva, for instance, heralds a new type of ‘artwork’ and ‘a new look’ for a Buddha statue, something in keeping with the times.

    When Dharma flourishes in the great powerhouse of China, as the signs for this to happen are there already,there will surely be a world -wide renaissance!May this come to pass for the benefit of all.

  37. Mic on Jun 21, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    China is going through an exciting rennaisance; a shift from materialism to spirituality. It is about time the Chinese, as a proud and powerful race, takes leadership on exemplary display of compassion to their own countrymen first. On the surface China might pride herself to have many millionaires but all to no avail when there are many more millions destitute, hungry, alone, deperate enough to sell their kidney just for an IPad. Only when people have been touched by compassion can compassion itself starts to breed within the complex social fabric of an ancient civilization that have only recently been seduced by new found wealth. Wealth which innocently disguised as demons of the Three Poisons. Yes, the Chinese NEEDS the Buddha statues; lots of it. However, it is a refreshing start where youth are courting with Dharma. An exciting prospect that will propel China into a powerful nation…..with powerful compassion towards the world. I pray for the day to transpire during my life time.

  38. Andrew Chiam on Jun 21, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche. These giant buddha statues are amazing and its both humbling and blessing experience to be standing under the buddha’s feet. Hopefully one day, I will be able to travel to these holy places and make offering to the buddha. Rinpoche, I am a great fans for your article on buddha statue/temples and thank you so much for the time and trouble for this wonderful article.

  39. KimT on Jun 21, 2011 at 12:26 am

    A country that went into the heart of Buddhism, destroyed holy places and tried to snuff it altogether is now building huge towers of blessings. It is encouraging. You can’t kill the Truth.

  40. Zla'od on Jun 20, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    This is one aspect of Buddhist tradition that I wish the world could move beyond. The third statue was thrown up as a reaction to the FPMT’s controversial* Maitreya Project, and is therefore slightly higher. If the FPMT changes their plans, I suppose we will then see a “Buddha Race” motivated more by ethno-national rivalry than religious devotion.

    *controversial, because it requires the Indian government to force the sale of farmland so that the project may proceed

  41. Li Kheng on Jun 20, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Amazing statues. The Chinese are very blessed that their country is blessed by the magnificent presence of these images of enlightenment!

    Perhaps the blessings of these images contributed to China’s rapid path to prosperity!

    May more gigantic images be build for China to rise further. May powerful and pure teachings of Dharma touch the mindstreams of the Chinese to sustain their road to long-term success.

  42. Ling on Jun 20, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Dearest Rinpoche,
    Thank you for sharing! I aspire to visit all these beautiful, magical sites!

    Having visited the very tranquil, serene and very beautiful “Hai Shan Kuan Yin” – Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva on the waters/sea in Hainan Island, one cannot help but feel utterly bless and speechless. Through the kindness of my brother, my mum and nephews had the great opportunity to “Bao Fuo Jiao” – To pay homage at the Lotus Feet of Avalokiteshvara last year – yes we went up to the landing at the Lotus!

    The feeling is most exhilarating for us as my parents, family, have the opportunity to make pledges, contribution towards the building, construction from 1999 … Seeing the beautiful Avalokiteshvara cpmpleted, paying homage and staying at the hotel right there with a direct view – is really wonderful.

    The farmers, people of Hainan – “Heartlanders” have all chipped in, together with many tourists to build what is there and more to come. Hainan Island has had many natural disasters diverted/lessened – like typhoons, floods, calamity. The surrounding areas too have enjoyed peace, harmony, thriving on love, compassion, kindness, understanding and enjoying health and abundance.

    Construction is still on going to have 999 statues ( at the huge hall/gallery of the Lotus ) so that they have 1000 Buddha statues… they really make it happen!

    All the above collective efforts is very inspiring and is something for us not just to think off but to embrace. And yes, it is up to everyone of us to make KWPC real and shining bright too!

  43. Valentina Suhendra on Jun 20, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    My dear Lama

    Thank you for sharing these pictures. I love them, and they are all magnificent. I always feel happy and peaceful whenever I see beautiful Buddha statues.

    I have seen many work of art during my past travels and seen many statues and paintings created by great artists such as Michaelangelo and Da Vinci. But, they cannot be compared with the experience of seeing a serene beautiful Buddha’s face.

    Warm regards

    Valentina

  44. Lester Lim on Jun 20, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    May the victory banners of Buddhadharma flutter all over China soon! Sadhu! Sadhu!

  45. paris on Jun 20, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    How stunning, thank you Rinpoche for the pictures.

    It’s amazing to know how rich Buddhist history is in China and how much it is a part of Chinese culture and tradition…. the Cultural Revolution may have destroyed many things on the outside, but it is heartening to see that there are many traces of this left.

    I’m really glad to see the Chitigarbha statue being built in Anhui province – isn’t it great to see that statues are still being built and restored throughout the country? Looks like even the cultural revolution couldn’t quash the faith and love for Buddhas that is inherently within the fabric of Chinese culture and people.

    Jia you! More buddhas to come!

  46. Thierry Janssens on Jun 20, 2011 at 11:45 am

    These Buddhas are awesome!
    I think of all the tourists going there “innocently” and being blessed, seeds of enlightenment planted in their mind-stream.
    I think of all farmers and passers by that can see the Buddhas from far away and that also receive blessings.
    I think of all the workers and contractors erecting this statue as a “normal job” but creating merits fueling a future spiritual journey.
    I think about the birds flying around this symbolic representation of an enlightened body and creating merits.
    Really, the erection of these statues is not about the Buddhas, it is about sentient beings needing guidance through the Buddha’s teachings. It’s for us lah…
    Wonderful!

  47. henry ooi on Jun 20, 2011 at 11:17 am

    Magnificent, breath-taking and beautifully made statues.

    I find the stone statue at Yungang, Longmen and Leshan, natural.

    The one at Lushan and Lingshan towering.

    The one at Sichuan and Anhui, artistic.

    The Avalokiteshvara at Hainan, serene.

    The Chitigarbha at Anhui, awesome and beautifully set behind the greens and mountains.

    And the Maitreya at Zhejiang, colorful.

  48. mitra on Jun 20, 2011 at 9:56 am

    dear rinpoche all nice statue.my eye so happy to see buddha.thank you for so much for shere.if i have karma sure one day i viji al nice and holy pleces.

  49. Margaretlee on Jun 20, 2011 at 9:25 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these wonderful pics with us.

    Obviously the time, cost and man power involved in each and every buddha statue of this magnificant size is unimaginable. It is also through the construction of these huge buddha statues that shows how precious the buddha dharma is.

    It is said that the creation of any buddha images create vast amount of merits, the amount of merits is equivalent to the number of atoms the image is made up of. It is also heart warming to know that the Chinese are giving so much importance to Buddhism. May all these accumulated merits help to spread Buddha’s teachings far and wide.

    May our huge Tsongkhapa statue for our KWPC (Kechara World Peace Center) manifests quickly in Malaysia!

  50. benji on Jun 20, 2011 at 8:40 am

    Thank you, Rinpochela, for sharing the pictures – such splendour! I was so glad to see the visitors standing at the feet and on the lotus pedestal of the holy statues, viewing and planting good imprints in the mind!

  51. Irene Lim on Jun 20, 2011 at 8:13 am

    These huge Buddha statues are indeed magnificent! Building huge statues like these creates harmony, peace and stability in the region and also reinforces Dharma. Of these statues, I have visited the Shakyamuni Buddha statue at Lantau Island, Hong Kong and Big Buddha of Leshan (Maitreya Buddha), Sichuan Province. I felt really really awesome when I stood next to them. The experience was exhilarating especially when one visits together with Tsem Rinpoche.

  52. Jerry Loudon on Jun 20, 2011 at 4:37 am

    This is so spectacular, seeing these Buddha’s and Bodhisattva’s of that size helps to reinforce the Dharma. It is great that China allows these statutes to be built all over the country with such grandiose size. Truly magnificent.

    • Nicola Hernádi on Jun 20, 2011 at 8:08 am

      Besides the saying that Buddha statues induce merit, giant size compassion and bodhicitta would be far more impressive. What is the motivation to build them?
      In early Buddhism, they only depicted a flame or a sun as Buddha to show the effect his teaching of the Dharma had on the audience, according Buddha’s words: “who sees the Dharma sees me.”
      Beware of sugar-sweet meaningless symbolism, giant toys for infant minds, eventually only inflating ones confusion.

      • David Lai on Aug 19, 2013 at 7:13 pm

        Dear Nicola,
        Its not fair to judge the symbolism as contained within statues to be meaningless. Most Buddhist traditions that exist in the world today venerate the Buddha images as something sacred and meaningful. Ultimately, what you say is true, the attainment of Bodhichitta and realization of emptiness is far more significant than the creation of Buddha images. But let’s face facts, how many of us are spending all our effort in doing so and have signs to show for its success? Since distractions abound and Dharma practice is at a minimal, investment in Dharma symbolism like giant statues have powerful benefits because they are large reminders of our practice and Buddhanature. This is not to mention the merits accrued and the karma purified in the raising of funds and overcoming of large scale problems that comes with the building such colossal images.

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  • Jason
    Monday, Feb 20. 2017 02:46 AM
    Before this, I really doubt on reincarnation but after I watched the video above, it make me believe on reincarnation stuff which is happen to many high Lama. Reincarnation can’t totally explain by scientists but it reallly exists in this world.
    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing this and it open up my view on reincarnation topic.

    Jason

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/film-tv-music/reincarnation-true-or-false.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Feb 19. 2017 09:10 PM
    At this day and age, it is indeed surprising for leaders of faith to apply a heavy-handed technique to oppress nonbeliever or the deviant. It is hard to accept because we have been educated by the history of painful examples where discrimination and persecution were usually man-made because of intolerance, lack of acceptance and ignorance. I wish the Baha’i faith grow and shine, and may harmony and love pervades the community.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/sanctuary-for-a-persecuted-faith.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Feb 19. 2017 08:46 PM
    Thank you, Rinpoche for sharing with us here online the very rare and holy image of Pabongka Rinpoche in Tantric dress. He is the lineage master of Tibetan Buddhism that His Holiness Dalai Lama is teaching today. I am very fortunate to be able to meet with Tsem Rinpoche whose teaching traced back to Pabongka Rinpoche unbroken. May more people realize the weight of unbroken lineage in Buddhism and hence see the importance of Guru Devotion, which is the cornerstone of pure lineage in many ways.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/kyabje-pabongka-rinpoche-in-tantric-dress.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Feb 19. 2017 08:34 PM
    Thank you, Rinpoche for the interesting article. We get to learn more about preventing snakes the natural way. It ‘s nice to know that we can rely on plants to repel snakes, and some of these plants are suitable to be planted in Malaysia. Garlic paste sounds not trying to make and a natural way to repel snakes. I wonder if it works to keep lizards away too?

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/how-to-prevent-snakes-in-your-backyard.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Feb 19. 2017 08:22 PM
    This is a very nice sharing by Cindy Dinh. Rejoice to your keen interest in Buddhism in spite of being at an age where spirituality is not a common topic of interest. Please continue to explore the many teachings and topics here on the blog. And thank you, Cindy for writing to show your appreciation. It is a great testimony to the good work by Rinpoche and the team and will be a motivation for the rest of us too.

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    Sunday, Feb 19. 2017 08:07 PM
    Thank you, Rinpoche for this advice, which gives depth to what it means by living with parents versus living on our own. The key takeaway is taking responsibility for our own life hence making our own destiny. Camping in our comfort zone for too long will not fuel us to do better or be stronger and more independent. At the end of the day, our attitude determines our actions, and our actions determine our success. Go for it, everyone! You never try, you never know. ��

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/living-at-home-the-real-reasons.html
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    Sunday, Feb 19. 2017 08:03 PM
    This is a very beatiful Buddha Manjushri painting. Rejoice for Wylfred and team for taking effort to making this painting and offered it to Rinpoche.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/look-what-the-postman-brought.html
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    Brown is an example of knowing the purpose of his life and actually doing it. I can imagine his passion and drive in growing food to feed the poor. Money is not everything in life. I wish Brown’s example will be the inspiration to more people who will focus more on serving the needs of others and less on self. May Brown continues to be the beacon for the less fortunate. Thank you, Rinpoche for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/he-rejected-the-37-million-contract-to-do-what.html
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  • Lin Mun
    Saturday, Feb 18. 2017 11:25 PM
    This is a very interesting article. We are know that pollution is bad but not to the effect that it affect dementia too. Many of us may not know or experience the effect as it will only comes in later in our life. While some occupation would require us to live in the city and expose ourself to polluted environment, this is a good study to help the government and project developer to plan the township in order to alleviate such incident in the future.

    I also feel happy for success of the Hen project. It does gives the elderly a chance to utilise their time beneficially and to get to know their neighbourhood. May there be more such interesting project for the elderly.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/does-living-near-busy-roads-develop-dementia.html
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  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Feb 18. 2017 01:41 PM
    Thank you, Rinpoche, for this profound , precious teachings.
    Never deceive our Guru, have trust an faith always in our Guru to be blessed and protected. Practicing the Dharma and transforming ourselves to be a better person.
    Thanks for sharing the video…a good watch to understand better
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/deceiving-our-guru.html
  • Lin Mun
    Friday, Feb 17. 2017 09:26 PM
    This is a very interesting article and for me to learn the history of my own culture. Chinese in Malaysia indeed have gone through many different phases of colonisation by various government to be who they are today. The cultures of Malaysian are very rich and unique. For example Chinese in different state of Malaysia have different cultures and language.

    Although Malaysia have so many races, religion and cultures. I think it is by understanding each other that we can all come together to live in a peace and harmony environment. Irregardless whether we are Malays, Chinese, Indian, Kadazan, or Iban, we are all Malaysian and therefore should live in harmony and be united.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/chinese-in-malaysia.html
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    Friday, Feb 17. 2017 04:32 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this beautiful article and story of the uneducated farmer having recited mantra devotedly to achieve an astounding level of realiz.ation. Its a inspiration to all of us ,and encouraging .We can recited any mantra thoroughly,sincerely and devotedly and it will bear great results
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/a-true-account-of-an-accomplished-practitioner-of-the-vajra-guru-mantra-in-recent-times.html

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                        Pick the practice, devotion and precepts of Vajra Yogini\'s path over everything and anything in samsara. Samsara has nothing of value and nothing lasting to offer. You are born in suffering, live in suffering, die in suffering and enter bardo and future lives expecting more sufferings. This is not a negative way of looking at things but the truth. If the truth is negative, so it is the truth. Devote oneself to the guru, dharma work, dharma practice and bringing dharma to others compassionately. Choose to practice Vajra Yogini now with the preliminaries. You can start right now: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/starting-on-vajra-yogini-now.html  Much care, Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Pick the practice, devotion and precepts of Vajra Yogini's path over everything and anything in samsara. Samsara has nothing of value and nothing lasting to offer. You are born in suffering, live in suffering, die in suffering and enter bardo and future lives expecting more sufferings. This is not a negative way of looking at things but the truth. If the truth is negative, so it is the truth. Devote oneself to the guru, dharma work, dharma practice and bringing dharma to others compassionately. Choose to practice Vajra Yogini now with the preliminaries. You can start right now: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/starting-on-vajra-yogini-now.html Much care, Tsem Rinpoche
Message to Tibetans in English
2 months ago
Message to Tibetans in English
Message to the Tibetans
2 months ago
Message to the Tibetans
Left to right: Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal. Great lamas of Gaden Shartse Monastery
2 months ago
Left to right: Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal. Great lamas of Gaden Shartse Monastery
A beautiful Indian rendition of Gyenze Dorje Shugden manifesting in wealth form
2 months ago
A beautiful Indian rendition of Gyenze Dorje Shugden manifesting in wealth form
This is my thoughts and determination to share with you. Please open and read. Thank you for your time. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
This is my thoughts and determination to share with you. Please open and read. Thank you for your time. Tsem Rinpoche
Nepalese King Birendra receives His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche in Nepal
2 months ago
Nepalese King Birendra receives His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche in Nepal
Guess what Zava Damdin Rinpoche did in Mongolia recently with 7,800 people??? Very interesting and it is a must read:  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116206
2 months ago
Guess what Zava Damdin Rinpoche did in Mongolia recently with 7,800 people??? Very interesting and it is a must read:  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116206
This huge Buddha in Korea is magnificent
3 months ago
This huge Buddha in Korea is magnificent
The very first oracle of Dorje Shugden in trance statue. I have commissioned this.
3 months ago
The very first oracle of Dorje Shugden in trance statue. I have commissioned this.
Such a old and ancient thangka painting of Dorje Shugden. He has been around in Tibet practiced for hundreds of years.
3 months ago
Such a old and ancient thangka painting of Dorje Shugden. He has been around in Tibet practiced for hundreds of years.
One of the "Four Exalted Brothers" Avalokiteshvara statues, Phagpa Wati of Kyirong, which is now with H.H. the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala.
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One of the "Four Exalted Brothers" Avalokiteshvara statues, Phagpa Wati of Kyirong, which is now with H.H. the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala.
Kyabje Zemey, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Kyabje Pabongka Choktrul Rinpoche
3 months ago
Kyabje Zemey, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Kyabje Pabongka Choktrul Rinpoche
My Oser girl and Mumu boy are so adorable
3 months ago
My Oser girl and Mumu boy are so adorable
Wow this meditator in his cave in front of a painting of Yamantaka draped with a white khata of respect. He sits among bones to remind him of impermanence and our future. The bones inspire him strongly to let go of all attachments in this life and focus on dharma, meditation and liberation and he is doing so. Very beautiful and inspirational. Tsem Rinpoche
3 months ago
Wow this meditator in his cave in front of a painting of Yamantaka draped with a white khata of respect. He sits among bones to remind him of impermanence and our future. The bones inspire him strongly to let go of all attachments in this life and focus on dharma, meditation and liberation and he is doing so. Very beautiful and inspirational. Tsem Rinpoche
Tenzing Norgay found this in Nepal. Guess what it is?
4 months ago
Tenzing Norgay found this in Nepal. Guess what it is?
Sir Edmund Hillary
4 months ago
Sir Edmund Hillary
Halloween is my favorite holiday. Wild natural plants and flowers are my favorite offering. Buddha\'s teachings on meditation and Yidam practice bring the ultimate results and happiness. ~Tsem Rinpoche
4 months ago
Halloween is my favorite holiday. Wild natural plants and flowers are my favorite offering. Buddha's teachings on meditation and Yidam practice bring the ultimate results and happiness. ~Tsem Rinpoche
Previous lives do resemble current lives especially if they are a recognized incarnation. If notice how similar the previous and current Trijang Rinpoche looks. The eyes, bone structure, expression, long neck, thin and overall look. Beautiful. I\'ve seen this phenomena over and over in many Rinpoche incarnations. Especially when you compare them with pictures of previous and current lives at around the same ages. Something powerfully karmic about this. Tsem Rinpoche
4 months ago
Previous lives do resemble current lives especially if they are a recognized incarnation. If notice how similar the previous and current Trijang Rinpoche looks. The eyes, bone structure, expression, long neck, thin and overall look. Beautiful. I've seen this phenomena over and over in many Rinpoche incarnations. Especially when you compare them with pictures of previous and current lives at around the same ages. Something powerfully karmic about this. Tsem Rinpoche
It\'s nice to have monks visitors and resident monks in Kechara
4 months ago
It's nice to have monks visitors and resident monks in Kechara
                         Taken in Lake Champlain in Canada. A huge water monster...neat...
4 months ago
Taken in Lake Champlain in Canada. A huge water monster...neat...
Beautiful! His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang has always been good friends with His Holiness Karmapa. No wonder H.H. Karmapa never spoke against Dorje Shugden. Two reasons perhaps: One is he knows the qualities of Trijang Rinpoche who is a attained being. And Karmapa himself has clairvoyance to perceive the true nature of Dorje Shugden directly. I love to see great beings like this manifesting closeness. When I see, I just want to prostrate to them and thank them for sharing such good examples to someone like me. Praise to the ego-less mind! Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
Beautiful! His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang has always been good friends with His Holiness Karmapa. No wonder H.H. Karmapa never spoke against Dorje Shugden. Two reasons perhaps: One is he knows the qualities of Trijang Rinpoche who is a attained being. And Karmapa himself has clairvoyance to perceive the true nature of Dorje Shugden directly. I love to see great beings like this manifesting closeness. When I see, I just want to prostrate to them and thank them for sharing such good examples to someone like me. Praise to the ego-less mind! Tsem Rinpoche
Serkong Dorje Chang on the left and his son Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche on the right.
5 months ago
Serkong Dorje Chang on the left and his son Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche on the right.
High lamas in France September 2016
5 months ago
High lamas in France September 2016
༧གོང་ས་ཆེན་པོ་སྐུ་འཕྲེང་བཅུ་བཞི་པ་མཆོག་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན། - Interesting relationship between 14th Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden:   http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109757
5 months ago
༧གོང་ས་ཆེན་པོ་སྐུ་འཕྲེང་བཅུ་བཞི་པ་མཆོག་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན། - Interesting relationship between 14th Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109757
Dalai Lama Says We Can Practise Dorje Shugden Finally! Read more on this development--- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109777
5 months ago
Dalai Lama Says We Can Practise Dorje Shugden Finally! Read more on this development--- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109777
More time spent in dharma work is more karma collected to be happy and more time spent in non-dharma works is more karma collected to be unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
More time spent in dharma work is more karma collected to be happy and more time spent in non-dharma works is more karma collected to be unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche
All Dorje Shugden prophesizes will come to pass,
 Those who generate refuge and merits will trust, 
 By trusting one will see the good results of his pronouncements,
 By seeing the good results, one\'s path becomes more clear, 
 The path of practice, purification and siddhic results, 
 This would eliminate the samsara within our minds.
 ~Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
All Dorje Shugden prophesizes will come to pass, Those who generate refuge and merits will trust, By trusting one will see the good results of his pronouncements, By seeing the good results, one's path becomes more clear, The path of practice, purification and siddhic results, This would eliminate the samsara within our minds. ~Tsem Rinpoche
Large Dorje Shugden statue built by the 5th Dalai Lama and housed in Trode Khangsar. Sock Wand and Mdm Chuah took this picture in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
5 months ago
Large Dorje Shugden statue built by the 5th Dalai Lama and housed in Trode Khangsar. Sock Wand and Mdm Chuah took this picture in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
Our own Kecharian Mdm. Chua with the oracle of Dorje Shugden Gen Tenzin Tsultrim in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
5 months ago
Our own Kecharian Mdm. Chua with the oracle of Dorje Shugden Gen Tenzin Tsultrim in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Trode Khangsar-the Chapel to Dorje Shugden built 400 years ago by the Great 5th Dalai Lama-Tibet 2016
5 months ago
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Trode Khangsar-the Chapel to Dorje Shugden built 400 years ago by the Great 5th Dalai Lama-Tibet 2016
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Gaden Monastery, Tibet 2016
5 months ago
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Gaden Monastery, Tibet 2016
                         This is the oracle of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa, Tibet. His name is Gen Tenzin Tsultrim of Sera Monastery in Tibet.
5 months ago
This is the oracle of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa, Tibet. His name is Gen Tenzin Tsultrim of Sera Monastery in Tibet.
Ms. Sock Wan, Oracle of Dorje Shugden in Tibet Gen Tenzin Tsultrim, Mdm Chuah and Mr. Tashi in Tibet 2016
5 months ago
Ms. Sock Wan, Oracle of Dorje Shugden in Tibet Gen Tenzin Tsultrim, Mdm Chuah and Mr. Tashi in Tibet 2016
Mahasiddha Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche, H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Ven. Rabten Choktrul Rinpoche 2016
5 months ago
Mahasiddha Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche, H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Ven. Rabten Choktrul Rinpoche 2016
His Eminence Mahasiddha Gangchen Rinpoche and the official oracle of Dorje Shugden Panglung Kuten Choji lah in Italy together September 2016
5 months ago
His Eminence Mahasiddha Gangchen Rinpoche and the official oracle of Dorje Shugden Panglung Kuten Choji lah in Italy together September 2016
My thoughts on Malaysia. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
My thoughts on Malaysia. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
Beautiful thangka of Vajra Yogini. Look at the details where she appears in visions and also takes people to Kechara.
5 months ago
Beautiful thangka of Vajra Yogini. Look at the details where she appears in visions and also takes people to Kechara.
Left to right:

His Holiness the Gaden Throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche (very young) and His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Prayer Hall during prayers.
5 months ago
Left to right: His Holiness the Gaden Throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche (very young) and His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Prayer Hall during prayers.
 It\'s nice when families support the spiritual journeys of their children. This is one beautiful family of Pastor Niral of Kechara
5 months ago
It's nice when families support the spiritual journeys of their children. This is one beautiful family of Pastor Niral of Kechara
Jog Falls a power place of Vajra Yogini and Heruka: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=108652
5 months ago
Jog Falls a power place of Vajra Yogini and Heruka: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=108652
Don\'t wait for the perfect group. Don\'t wait for the perfect person. Don\'t wait for the perfect situation. Don\'t expect yourself to be perfect. Don\'t even look for perfection at least in our realm as it does not exist or time will run out. Just get going and keep doing good. It\'s between you and yourself. Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
Don't wait for the perfect group. Don't wait for the perfect person. Don't wait for the perfect situation. Don't expect yourself to be perfect. Don't even look for perfection at least in our realm as it does not exist or time will run out. Just get going and keep doing good. It's between you and yourself. Tsem Rinpoche
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    ཁྱེད་ཀྱི་བཀའ་སློབ་དོན་སྙིང་དེ།།གང་གི་རྣ་བར་བདུད་རྩི་མོད།།འོན་ཀྱང་འགའ་ཡི་རྣ་ལམ་དུ།། བྲག་ཆ་བཞིན་དུ་འགྱུར་སྲིད་མོད།། ཚང་མས་ཚར་རེ་གཟིགས་རོགས།། Kyabje Denma Gonsa Rinpoche telling people that it is important to have guru samaya. It use to be that way in the great monasteries. We should not create problems and schisms. If we want to practice a protector, then do so, if not it's okay, but don't make trouble. One should just practice the Buddha Dharma well. To do good practice. If you have faith in Dorje Shugden and trust all the way, he will definitely help you. But most important is to practice the dharma. This is his advice in short here. It's good to let more Tibetans hear this holy speech and appeal by this very senior Rinpoche. TR
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