Homage To The Headless Divine Lady

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An ordinary person couldn’t ever survive if their head was severed. The body would just go lifeless. In this extreme symbolism, Vajra Yogini shows that by cutting off the ego, samsara goes lifeless. This rare form of Vajra Yogini expressed that divine life can be achieved even if the head is severed (ego).

 

Homage to the Divine Lady,

Whom out of compassion,

emanates in myriads of forms

in this degenerate age to subdue our various minds.

Using the energy of desire, She attracts us to Her form,

then brings us to full liberation.

 

慈悲化现种种微妙相
末法世中降伏繁杂心
善用欲望摄见佛母身
而后令得圆满解脱境
故我顶礼至尊圣佛母
愿我世世不离无头母

 

May we never be seperated from the Noble Headless Lady.

Tsem Rinpoche

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  1. Jayce Goh on Jul 2, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    “Cutting off the ego, samsara goes lifeless ” whoever get the initiation to practice Vajrayogini is very fortunate . If practiced correctly it lead to Buddhahood in this very lifetime. We have been in the samsara circle for so many lifetime , it is so blessed when we be able to understand the dharma and practise throughly to attain enlightenment . With folded hand , thank you Rimpoche to share us precious dharma teachings and continue turning the dharma wheel.

  2. Cynthia Lee on Jun 23, 2016 at 1:47 am

    I was very attracted to this particular painting of Vajrayogini prior to knowing the symbolism of Vajrayogini’s headless form. I have also always wanted a high res image of this painting and print a copy for myself. Maybe because it appears morbid and I have always been attracted to morbid imageries for some unknown reasons.

    To my surprise and delight, I found this original painting during a pre-loved sale. Such joy to own such a rare form of Vajrayogini.

    Knowing the symbolism helped me look at this painting in a different light and each time I am able to contemplate the body should not be the object of refuge but instead focus on the development of our minds to a higher state of consciousness by cutting our egos.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this piece of information.

  3. Gopinath Ulaganathan on Jun 19, 2014 at 11:17 am

    This is a beautiful pic of Mother Vajrayogini . In the Hindu Tantric tradition is called Chinnamasta or Chinnamunda and she is One of The Dasa Maha Vidhyas. There are 4 major Tantra schools originating from Ancient India. 1.) Kashmira Tantra 2.) Vamga Tantra 3.)Buddha Tantra 4.) Kerala Tantra . within the HIndu schools of Tantra SHE has a very very very special and a extreemly utmost secret place, in sanskrit these secret forms and worship are called GUHYA and there are very Highly Enlightened and attain forms are collectively called DASA MAHA VIDHYAS ( Ten Supreme Knowledge)which consist of 10 Godesses and within this MAHAVIDHYAS in Hindu tantra this particular form is One of the secretly revered and extreemely secret which can only be revealed by a GURU SISHYA (Guru diciple) relationship.

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b6/Bengali_Chinnamasta.jpg/220px-Bengali_Chinnamasta.jpg

  4. Casteven Lim (KH JB) on Feb 1, 2014 at 3:19 am

    Homage to Vajra Yogini…

    May we able to purified our negative karma by the preliminary practices or doing more Dharma works sincerely to getting closer to Varja Yogini…

  5. Wan Wai Meng on Jan 10, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    Some symbolisms can convey the message so strongly. Vajrayogini iconography certainly convey messages in such a swift manner. Makes so much sense when the head of samsara is removed, samsara cannot survive anymore. There is also a form of Vajrayogini giving birth, giving birth Buddhas I can’t seem to find a picture for that right now.

  6. Julien Roth on Dec 24, 2013 at 10:55 am

    Its amazing how this lady could survive without her head. Rinpoche is right is saying that nobody else has the capability of doing this. And i never knew that Vajra Yogini had different forms. I always thought there was only one form. But a least know i know this form which symbolises the cutting of ego.

  7. Ck siah on Dec 17, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    谢谢仁波切的开示与教诲, 学佛法就是要我们放下所有的执着和自大,要有大慈大悲的菩提心。还有密续修持法最重要的是对上师的依止心,尤其是续修金刚瑜伽母的法门。

  8. Grace Leu (KHJB) on Dec 16, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    Thank you for Rinpoche ‘s sharing. Wishing that one day i can received Varjayogini practice .

  9. Sofi on Dec 16, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    When I first saw Vajrayogini, I was bemused by her. Hmm, is she really a Buddha, boldly displaying her nakedness wt dracula teeth and bowl of blood?? Yet she is captivatingly beautiful! As I learnt more of her, the more I understand….Vajrayogini is the very essence of realization and using her very body to capture our attention before converting our attention to the teachings of dharma. How fitting for this sensory space age. I pay homage to the lovely and bold red lady, whom I hope to receive her practise one day.

  10. jerry_sito on Dec 15, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    感恩仁波切的开示与教诲

    仁波切总是非常用心与善巧的给予我们许多接触佛法,听闻佛法与参与佛法的方法,并常常给予我们许多强大的佛法种子,深深地种在我们的心里,让我们结下善因,但使能迈向更高的密续修持法,直达证悟

    然而尊贵的上师已经给予了我们方向,方法,与佛法,那么我们自己本身就应该好好的学习与实践佛法,我们常祈求上师常转法轮,然而倘若我们没有进入佛法修行的动力与想面对佛法法轮的话,那么我们所祈求上师常转法轮又是为了什么呢?倘若我们没有把佛法正真的运用与实践在我们自己的生活上,一些最基本的修心八颂,上师五十颂都无法做到,那么我们还能祈求上师给予我们什么法呢?因为倘若我们最基本的都无法完成,是无法迈向更高的密续修持法,如金刚瑜伽母的法门

    感恩仁波切您的开示与教诲,我们会好好学习的
    祈愿您长驻在世,常转法轮

  11. Sean Wang on Dec 15, 2013 at 10:10 am

    Vajrayogini’s headless form is extremely beautiful! She shows that we can still survive by cutting of our ego and Samsara and instead we will live happier. The artist for this image was amazing 😀

  12. Wylfred Ng on Nov 6, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    I like this form of Vajrayogini very much.
    Although my initial motivation when i join Kechara is not because of Vajrayogini, but this form of Vajrayogini really can remind me to let go off my ego.

    Thanks Rinpoche for the sharing.

  13. Tarang Deshpande on Jan 19, 2013 at 1:54 am

    Namaskar Sir,
    I would like to say in Hinduism Chinnmasta (the above deity)is worshipped by the initiated under the guidance of the Guru , in order to annihilate the earthly bonds of attachments. She is a Mahavidya, therefore she is not to be worshipped by any one.

  14. Jay Jae on Sep 12, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    慈悲化现种种微妙相
    末法世中降伏繁杂心
    善用欲望摄见佛母身
    而后令得圆满解脱境
    故我顶礼至尊圣佛母
    愿我世世不离无头母

  15. lanse on Jun 18, 2012 at 2:17 am

    I like this picture a lot. I especially like this sentence “In this extreme symbolism, Vajra Yogini shows that by cutting off the ego, samsara goes lifeless.”

    Does it mean that the key to ultimate liberation is the cutting off of ego? And what does the sword means? Does it represent wisdom? We can cut off our ego if we have wisdom. And do the three streams of blood represent three poisons? If we cut off our ego, we can be free from three poisons too.

    Whatever it is, theory is just theory. The cutting off of ego needs true practice and realization. To me, it needs a lot of courage and pure faith. For every step we move, just like cutting off our own head, we can never do this if we think too much. The only way to achieve that is to strongly believe and just do it.

  16. Rafael on Jan 26, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    when I first saw Vajra Yogini I was too a little afraid. And she always seem so far away in terms of practice. But the more I learn about her, the more I feel comfort just by looking at her image. I hope one day to be able to do her practice.

  17. Janice Kwok on Nov 11, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    Iconography, symbolism and many forms of the Buddhas and Deities in Tibetan Buddhist art is fascinating and brings teaching to the viewer on a new level. Before i started reading on Vajrayogini in the prayer card and the Kechara Prayer book, i couldnt understand what it was about. Slowly after reading a number of postings on this blog which included the teachings of Pabongka Rinpoche, i began to understand and appreciate very much Vajrayogini. Through KSA’s classes, i have also learnt more and making use of those lessons when i pray or read. This painting by Margaret is exquisite in interpretation and shows another form of Vajrayogini. Thank you Rinpoche for your infinite kindness and wisdom in encouraging Margaret and setting up KSA and other departments.

    with folded hands
    janice

  18. Knut Eggers on Oct 10, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    Dearest Tsem,
    I am a very unreliable person to my beloved and my teachers (whoever that may be at the time, I don’t know, but I always loved being with you, I know that)
    Shall I cancel my foolish and expensive travel plans and disappoint my beloved. No matter what I do, my decision is wrong and I will create Karma for myself out of my ignorance.
    Could you please give me some advice? I mean I regulary did the Vadjra Yoghini tea offering very often since you offered it to us, as well as the Setrap meditation, which has been a great blessing, too.
    Devoted and confused regards, Knut.

  19. Shirley Tan on Jul 10, 2010 at 3:49 am

    Margaret is exceptionally talented. I can only imagine that it is all thanks to Rinpoche that Margaret found the artist in her. Behold look what she can create for the world to see, learn and enjoy. Spirituality through the arts comprise of many levels, I guess.
    Symbolism plays a critical role in Tibetan Buddhism art. So much of the teachings are communicated through every line, curve and icons. It never fails to amaze me how they manage to put so much valuable information in a single picture. This is more like painting a thousand dharma discourses, not just a thousand words.
    Seeing this painting again I am also reminded of my own childhood. I used to have a few Barbie dolls. Strange thing is that I always enjoyed ripping their heads off, not so much of playing dress up and etc.
    And my idea of beauty is women with Ginger-coloured hair or what we call “Red heads”. I used to think that they were the most beautiful women in the world. Funny how we have certain inclinations towards certain things in life, even as a child. Perhaps this is what Rinpoche means by imprints from our past lives.
    It is wonderful that Kechara has its own resident artists who can bring spiritualism to another level, or even Buddhist art for that matter. It is certainly very different from the norm – yet again.
    Kecharians certainly find such interesting ways to deliver the Dharma to the mass audience.

  20. Beng Kooi on Jul 6, 2010 at 9:44 am

    I like the symbolism very much. The cutting of the head is immediately associated with death. And although I understand Rinpoche’s explanation, the thought of literally cutting off my head still generates some irrational fear in me.
    In some bizarre twisted logic, i think that fear of cutting off the head is mirrored by fear of letting go of ego. Perhaps if one was egoless, then death would not matter at all.
    I appreciate the symbolism of Headless Vajrayogini more now, as I see her still walking around and even drinking her own blood from her severed neck.
    Margaret painted this for Rinpoche – She’s very talented and more of her paintings can be seen here
    http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/2010/07/margarets-fantastic-paintings.html

  21. Djinpa on Mar 20, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    I love vajrayogini she make me see the truth in my life everyday

  22. Shirley Tan on Mar 20, 2010 at 2:22 am

    Before I knew HER, I was afraid of HER
    For SHE reflected all that was DARK and SINISTER in me
    When I began to learn about HER
    I began to learn more about myself
    SHE unlocks my desires and flaws
    To transform me, to cure me
    SHE turns darkness into light,
    Despair into Hope,
    Defeat into Courage,
    When I finally surrendered to HER
    SHE embraced me and brought me HOME.
    Vajrayogini is one super cool Goddess!

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  • samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 26. 2016 02:31 PM
    Its hurt me to see an old lady kneeling down to beg a stranger …..in order to safe a dog.What she did was wonderful…leaving pride and ergo aside to help. We do need more kind people like her to save animals been abuse. It would be wonderful that if we can create awareness for the public to know about cruelty of animals.
    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing this article as well as those beautiful photos of his doggies. I do have one too…and i am giving as much love and respect to her as if she is one of my family.
    Thanks again with folded hands.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/amazing-compassion.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Tuesday, Jul 26. 2016 10:42 AM
    World peace is near when communities of diverse faith put aside the differences and be kind towards each other. Many a times, the differences were a result of deep rooted stereotyping and mindset over ‘me’ versus ‘you’. We must be mindful to reduce this self-cherishing mindset if we want lasting peace among mankind. Hope that Dharamsala can emulate this wonderful example by the Muslim Social Welfare Group.

    Thank you Rinpoche and Sarah for sharing this uplifting news.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/religious-harmony.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Tuesday, Jul 26. 2016 10:24 AM
    Thank you Sarah for the list of counterproductive behaviors of well-intentioned people. It is very interesting to see how good intentions can manifest into actions that cause hurt or harm to others. This leads to the reaffirmation that mindfulness is very important.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/ten-counterproductive-behaviors-of-well-intentioned-people.html
  • Lin Mun
    Tuesday, Jul 26. 2016 12:31 AM
    This is a very interesting article on Chinese and Western horoscope. Everyone has different character and behaviour. Hence, it is for us to learn and understand each other.

    No matter what our characteristic is we must always strive and transform to be better.
  • samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 25. 2016 02:41 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these beautiful article.
    Feeling happy to know more about the reincarnated Lama and the Ditsa Monastery in Hualong, Qinghai.I learned that Bodhisattvas come into the world with a variety of manifestations and every teacher we encounter, every monk or person could be a Bodhisattva . A pilgrimage to a holy place at least once a life time to be spiritually energized as encouraged by Rinpoche is well said.
    Thanks again with folded hands
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-miraculous-vajrayogini-of-ditsa-monastery.html
  • samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 25. 2016 01:37 PM
    wow beautiful ….can’nt believe it there’s a Tara statue at a hotel lobby in Melaka. Seeing the beautiful Tara who is the energy of long life and wisdom gracing the lobby of this beautiful hotel would be wonderful.Maybe next visit to Melaka i hope to see it….From what i saw from the above photos it really beautiful…
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing and to those who made it possible….
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  • Stella Cheang
    Monday, Jul 25. 2016 01:12 PM
    A refreshing start to the week by reading this riveting account of Kalachakra initiation by the 11th Panchen Lama Baingen Erdini Qoigyijabu. This is a summary of what I gathered from this post:

    1. This is the first Kalachakra initiation to be held publicly in Tibet/China in the last 50 years.
    2. Over 100,000 attended the initiation and teachings, which included over 5,000 monks and nuns and 100 incarnated lamas and teachers.
    3. On the night before, it had rained and continued to drizzle intermittently on the first day. It also rained during the previous Kalachakra initiation that was led by His Holiness the 10th Panchen Lama. The 10th Panchen Lama had explained that the rain indicated purification.
    4. The meaning of Kalachakra literally means the ‘Wheel of Time’ in Sanskrit or Dukyi Khorlo in Tibetan.
    5. Kalachakra Tantra was a teaching by Buddha Shakyamuni by the request of Suchandra (a King of Shambhala). It is a method to practice Dharma without renouncing worldly responsibilities. It is now one of the most advanced Tantric systems within Tibetan Buddhism.
    6. Miracle of the Buddha: Kalachakra Tantra was taught by Buddha in Dhanyakataka (nearby modern-day Amaravati in Andhra Pradesh) and simultaneously with another teaching on Vulture’s Peak in the state of Bihar.
    7. The Kalachakra initiation is not something new for the Panchen Lama but a continuation of the practice from previous lives. In fact, the Kalachakra Tantra is a specialty of his incarnation line.
    8. How to prepare and what to prepare for such a huge event: huge screens to display the proceedings that was happening on stage for audience stationed afar, numerous temporary water stations and portable washrooms, emergency aid i.e. 50 doctors and nurses positioned in 11 medical squads bases that were careful placed. Everyone is welcome to attend this event.
    9. Judging by the preparatory work, it is apparent that the Chinese government gave their full support to this event, which means religious freedom is being practiced and a common practice in China. As compared to Dharamsala and teachings by Dalai Lama who barred Dorje Shugden practitioners from attending.

    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David Lai for this uplifting write up.
  • sonny tan
    Monday, Jul 25. 2016 10:55 AM
    sonny tan on Jul 25, 2016 at 10:54 am
    Thank you Rinpoche for this very inspiring article on these life changing decisions of ordinary ladies who eventually don the nun robes to become Buddhist nuns serving mankind. Notably Master Cheng yen founder of Tsu Chi who from young was never interested in this mundane life, deep inside her she knows that she is made much bigger than living an ordinary life of a human. She went through so many life challenging and threatening events but yet has never lost sight of her ever strong spirit of sharing her compassion with people all over the world and the Taiwanese people.
    Today she is the epitome of compassion known for her never giving up spirit and her strong beliefs that no matter how and what difficult circumstances she encounters she always believes that when the rain stops the rainbow will display her magnificence.
    At every major disaster one can always see her disciples running to assist standing in unity and solidarity to help the needy with their well-known code dressing of white color collar navy blue t-shirts and white color pants..
    It is indeed heartwarming to see their display of compassion which Master Chen Yen’s disciples are known for and we hope too that we at Kechara would also shine equally in our compassion and love for all of mankind.
    I cannot help but would add that Rinpoche shares some similar traits with Master Cheng Yen in their strong beliefs that they are here for a purpose that is to help free the world of sufferings and transformation of our minds through discourses and teachings. We pray and hope that these two extraordinary human that we are privileged to have here with us would remain with us for a long, long time.
  • Alice Tay
    Monday, Jul 25. 2016 12:50 AM
    在此视频里,我们可以清楚的看到在多杰雄登在尼木杰吉寺突然自发性地降神于神谕媒,并且还紧紧拥抱仁波切。除此,在2009年的西藏之旅,当仁波切身在拉萨的一所宾馆内时,多杰雄登护法突然降神于当时色拉寺的实习神谕,并以类似尼木杰吉寺神谕的方式向仁波切致敬。这两件事件足以证明了尊贵的詹杜固仁波切与多杰雄登拥有特殊关系以及之间灵性上的交流。由于上师尊贵的詹杜固仁波切本身持守清净的三昧耶以及弘扬佛法的至高动机,多杰雄登因此借神谕的身体为媒介展现出祂对尊贵的詹杜固仁波切的深切喜爱。

    感谢仁波切与曹铭光先生在此分享如此珍贵而且不曾公开的视频。

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/never-seen-before-footage-of-dorje-shugden-oracles.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Saturday, Jul 23. 2016 03:28 AM
    Beautiful Mother Tara had arrived in the holy land of Kechara Forest Retreat. It is very auspicious to have Mother Tara here, through the blessing of His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche to grace us. She is very famous and popularly known for her ability to save people from different disasters. Mother Tara is also known to be efficacious in removing eight fears, namely : Fear of fire (anger, Fear of imprisonment (avarice), Fear of lions (pride), Fear of floods (attachment), Fear of elephants (wrath), Fear of demons (doubt), Fear of snakes (envy) and lastly, Fear of robbers.

    I wish that many people will pay a visit to venerate Mother Tara in Kechara Forest Retreat as well as to get blessing from her.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/holy-mother-tara-comes-to-kfr.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Saturday, Jul 23. 2016 03:18 AM
    Beautiful Mother Tara had arrived in the holy land of Kechara Forest Retreat. It is very auspicious to have Mother Tara here, through the blessing of His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche to grace us. She is very famous and popularly known for her ability to save people from different disasters. Mother Tara is also known to be efficacious in removing eight fears, namely : Fear of fire (anger, Fear of imprisonment (avarice), Fear of lions (pride), Fear of floods (attachment), Fear of elephants (wrath), Fear of demons (doubt), Fear of snakes (envy) and lastly, Fear of robbers.

    I wish that many people will pay a visit to venerate Mother Tara in Kechara Forest Retreat as well as to get blessing from her.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/holy-mother-tara-comes-to-kfr.html
  • sonny tan
    Friday, Jul 22. 2016 11:09 AM
    sonny tan on Jul 22, 2016 at 11:08 am
    Thank you Wei Tan for this invaluable insight on happiness, it is rather very subjective because happiness can be experienced and felt at different levels. For instance happiness when seeing your child becomes a champion in a race may differ from jumping with joy when one strikes a lottery. The intensity, reason and degree are however difficult to equate perhaps it is the depth and how long it last and the exhilarating factors following this eruption of happiness.
    Happiness is an intangible commodity when heightened by jubilation would linger on in a different manner and the underlying factors surrounding it and the continuity of it may perhaps differs on the time, place, temperament, environment and the people one is sharing the happiness with. Therefore, happiness is hard to define in terms of language but can only be felt momentarily.
    What is happiness then? It is just a fleeting pleasure of the mind; one cannot grasp it in the hand and hold it for long, it would ultimately dissipates and the after effect depends on one’s mental frame of mind. However, on another note it would generate positivity which would bring about a healthier mind and body.
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  • Joy
    Friday, Jul 22. 2016 07:02 AM
    CHECK OUT >>>PHOTOS ON THE GO<<>> Venerable Geshe Puntsok speaks so well in both Tibetan and English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idQF6_6BD6s and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZ-jCJQWMMs&t=0s
  • Joy
    Friday, Jul 22. 2016 07:01 AM
    NEW BLOG POST>>> Gyara Rinpoche Gives Dorje Shugden Sogtae http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/gyara-rinpoche-gives-dorje-shugden-sogtae.html

    Yangting Dechen Ling, also known as Shugden Monastery, is thriving under the leadership of its current abbot, Venerable Geshe Tenzin Peljor, and has produced many illustrious and eminent scholar-monks including H.E. Zemey Rinpoche, Venerable Geshe Tendar Rinpoche and H.H. Yongyal Rinpoche.

    Daocheng County has a population of 32,450 of which 70%-80% are Dorje Shugden practitioners. There are many Dorje Shugden lamas and geshes in Yading too. Therefore, it is no surprise that through word of mouth, many flocked to attend Gyara Rinpoche’s teachings in Yading.

    ***Note: The Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) has on many occasions stressed that Dorje Shugden practitioners are a minority. Looking at the thousands of Tibetans who gathered at Yangting Dechen Ling Monastery, it is not difficult to spot the glaring inaccuracy of the CTA’s claim!***


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I must thank my dharma blog team who are great assets to me, Kechara and growth of dharma in this wonderful region. I am honoured and thrilled to work with them. I really am. Maybe I don't say it enough to them, but I am saying it now. I APPRECIATE THESE GUYS VERY MUCH!

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What Am I Writing Now


 

The Unknown

The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
The unknown may be growth and opportunities,
One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
But then again, the unknown is sometimes worse than the known. In the end nothing is known unless we endeavour,
So go pursue all the way with the unknown,
because all unknown with familiarity becomes the known.
~Tsem Rinpoche

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2 days ago
This is a beautiful portrait
2 days ago
Sacred art work on Vajra Yogini
3 days ago
Never forget to do our Vajra Yogini practice. We can lose our money, we can lose our friends, we can lose our position, we can lose our family, we can lose our wife, we can lose our husband and we can lose our materialistic possession because in the end we will lose all outer objects anyway, but NEVER lose our Vajra Yogini practice. Everything lost is meant to be lost because we are in samsara and whatever we enjoy in samsara will not last and will be lost. It is their nature. Never waste time, energy and keep procrastinating, but do our Vajra Yogini practice intensely and strongly and be firm. Samsara never grants permanence and happiness, but Vajra Yogini's practice will hand the universe and all the joys within it to you.-Tsem Rinpoche
6 days ago
LADRANG LIGHT OFFERING FUND A rare and precious opportunity for candles to be offered on your behalf at the private residence of His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche. The offering of light to the Three Jewels has great benefits for one's mind including gaining clarity and intelligence, the acceleration of realisations, and greater understanding and wisdom. This exclusive light offering is also ideal for those who do not have a personal altar or are unable to make light offerings themselves. http://www.vajrasecrets.com/ladrang-light-offering-fund
6 days ago
Nice friends who help each other in Dharma works.
7 days ago
Venerable Geshe Puntsok speaks so well in both Tibetan and English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idQF6_6BD6s and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZ-jCJQWMMs&t=0s
7 days ago
Beautiful image of Avalokitesvara who has spoken before. Housed in Ladakh
7 days ago
Our Panglung Kuten taking trance of Dorje Shugden in Tibet where he is greatly sought after
7 days ago
Beautiful painting of Atisha
1 week ago
Beautiful Tara has arrived in Kechara Forest Retreat. See many more pictures: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=105289
2 weeks ago
Gorgeous Buddha carved into the mountain in China
2 weeks ago
Beautiful Dorje Shugden Gyenze statue by Kechara available at vajrasecrets.com
2 weeks ago
I like this Buddha image very much
2 weeks ago
Beautiful Buddha in the Bodhgaya enlightenment stupa
2 weeks ago
Pastor Lanse, contact her if you have questions..she is kind and helpful.
2 weeks ago
Interesting
2 weeks ago
Buddha sat under this tree when he gained enlightenment
2 weeks ago
Buddha Goddess Dukkar. Beautiful image.
2 weeks ago
Such a nice retreat house for extended meditations and prayers.. ..incredible. With trees, sunshine, pond, lotus leaves and purple flowers. I love this whole setting. Even creepers growing on the roof of the house. How perfect this place is for me.
3 weeks ago
Tsem Rinpoche brings home Dharma and this was his first day home.
3 weeks ago
White Tara mantra in Sanskrit
3 weeks ago
Beautiful thangka of Buddha of wisdom Saraswati
3 weeks ago
Beautiful image of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen in Kechara
3 weeks ago
A beautiful and blessed Dharma family. May Lord Manjushri guide, bless and keep them close to Him in this and all lives. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
One of the things I love about my Guru is that his teachings are never dry and far from boring. Rinpoche would joke, poke fun and tease but there is always an insightful, if not profound, teaching in each joke or teasing. I consider myself very blessed to have found a Guru who has the skillful means to drum some Dharma into this numbskull of mine. -From Sharon Ong
3 weeks ago
I really like outdoor Buddhas.
3 weeks ago
Dorje Shugden takes trance of the senior Choyang Dulzin Kuten in Gaden Monastery.
3 weeks ago
His Holiness Kyabje Zong Choktrul Rinpoche sitting on my lap during a teaching in Dharamsala. I am so happy to hold the reincarnation of my precious teacher. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
This is a beautiful picture of Choktrul Zemey Rinpoche. May he bless all of us and manifest the teaching of Tsongkapa's doctrine again.
3 weeks ago
This is really nicely done. Welcome!
3 weeks ago
Good friends with good motivation coupled with a kind heart to be of benefit to others is time worth spent. Life is over so fast and anytime it can be snuffed out, so therefore do dharma, practice dharma, and engage in dharma. Tsem Rinpoche.
1 month ago
Sacred Manjushri Kumara 9th Century Pala Dynasty India
1 month ago
This sacred White Tara is on the Bodhgaya enlightenment stupa marking the very spot Lord Buddha achieved enlightenment.
1 month ago
Myself at the sacred lake at Dromo Geshe Rinpoche's residence
1 month ago
Myself at Dromo Geshe Rinpoche's house where there is a sacred lake on his property. The Five Sister Protector Goddesses abide at this lake. I am making offerings to the divinities in the lake here. Many contractors or workers who come to do work often observe 'Asian ladies' dressed very well walking around the perimeter of the lake and there are no Asian ladies living nearby at all. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Myself sitting at a lake where Bigfoots are often sighted in Willow Creek, California. This area in Northern California is a hot spot for Bigfoot sightings for hundreds of years till present day. We spent the afternoon there and we did our sadhanas and enjoy the BEAUTIFUL cool/dry weather (no humidity) and you don't sweat. The water was clear and sparkling. It is one of the most beautiful places I have been too and I can easily live there in this area. It was hard to leave this place. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Such a beautiful conservatory. How I would love to have a room like this among woodlands.
2 months ago
Another beautiful Gyenze statue arrives made by Kechara
2 months ago
My Mumu boy is super duper cute. I love you Mumu.
2 months ago
Pastor Adeline leads a holy and beneficial Tsongkapa retreat group in Kechara Forest Retreat today. Very nice to see this. I like it when our Pastors and senior students encourage, nurture others into the dharma. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Images of the Buddha are always a great blessing
2 months ago
Beautifully painted Shakyamuni the Buddha
2 months ago
Nice painting of Lord Tsongkapa
2 months ago
Beautiful painting of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche the omniscient.
2 months ago
This is a traditional thangka painting of the Karma Gadri style, which was especially commissioned by Tashi Mannox on the rarely depicted great calligrapher and scholar Thönmi Sambhota. Sambhota is a historical figure responsible for developing the foundation of the Tibetan writing systems in the seventh century A.D, which form the basis of the Tibetan language today.
2 months ago
Spectacular outdoor Tsongkapa in Mongolia
2 months ago
BEAUTIFUL Tara statue! Magnificent
2 months ago
Vajradharma. In Vajra Yogini's tantra, we always visualize our root teacher in this form. We should see him in his divine form. 
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  • Dorje Shugden oracle taking trance in China
    2 months ago
    Dorje Shugden oracle taking trance in China
  • Dorje Shugden oracle taking trance in China
    2 months ago
    Dorje Shugden oracle taking trance in China
  • Taking Trance
    2 months ago
    Taking Trance
  • See what humans can do
    5 months ago
    See what humans can do
  • Shocking undercover video shows animal abuse at 'humane cert
    5 months ago
    Shocking undercover video shows animal abuse at 'humane cert
  • Video reveals what goes on inside 'humane slaughterhouse' in
    5 months ago
    Video reveals what goes on inside 'humane slaughterhouse' in
  • People can really live their lives to save others. This is a good way to live. Beautiful video.
    5 months ago
    People can really live their lives to save others. This is a good way to live. Beautiful video.
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    8 months ago
    All beings have feelings and do not want pain, to be hurt or harmed. Therefore we must respect this and not harm animals. See this video how this man has made good friends with a special fish who comes when he rings for the fish. Touching. Tsem Rinpoche
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    10 months ago
    HH the Dalai Lama prays with HH Trijang Rinpoche and HH Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. Such a beautiful video of His Holiness Dalai Lama, His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and His Holiness Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche (Very exalted high Nyingma lama) are all praying together. In the background you see a young Kyabje Lati Rinpoche too. So beautiful. This is how it was before the ban. All the sects and high lamas were superbly harmonious. After the Dorje Shugden ban things changed for the worse. May the ban be released soon. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Nice Dorje Shugden rock painting
    10 months ago
    Nice Dorje Shugden rock painting
  • His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche teaches the truth of life and our impeding death.
    11 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche teaches the truth of life and our impeding death.
  • A kind message from Mr. Tsering Wangchuk to me. Thank you so much. Tsem Rinpoche
    11 months ago
    A kind message from Mr. Tsering Wangchuk to me. Thank you so much. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 1)
    11 months ago
    Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 1)
  • Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 2)
    11 months ago
    Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 2)
  • His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche accepts Long Life puja
    1 years ago
    His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche accepts Long Life puja

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A relationship is more than finding the right person; it’s also about BEING the right person - Tsem Rinpoche (by Freon 26 July'16)
13 hours ago
Kechara Puja Team led participants of the weekly Dorje Shugden & Setrap puja at Kechara House's main prayer hall. Lucy Yap
18 hours ago
Life is already harsh, why make it more difficult by being unkind? - Tsem Rinpoche (By Freon 25 July'16)
21 hours ago
Our team of dedicated volunteers helping out with food distribution. P.Patsy
22 hours ago
25/7/16 Food distribution around Georgetown, Penang. P.Patsy
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Weekly English Dorje Shugden & Setrap puja held at Kechara House gompa. Time : 8pm - 9.30pm. Lucy Yap
yesterday
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在艰难的时刻, 多杰雄登会给予我们帮助 ! ~詹杜固仁波切。欲了解更多多杰雄登,请游览dorjeshugden.org ! YEO KWAI GIN ( KKSG )
2 days ago
Sleeping meditation for the students of KSDS to help them calm down and prepare them for the next lesson. Stella Cheang, KSDS
2 days ago
Teacher Alice and teacher Victor were guiding the senior students on the script for year end performance. Stella Cheang, KSDS
2 days ago
Teacher Lai was sitting together with the students for the musical and performance practice section at KSDS today. Stella Cheang, KSDS
2 days ago
Teacher Ashley Yeo and the students of KSDS Class 2-4 years old. Stella Cheang, KSDS
2 days ago
Teacher Jesvin and assistant teacher Bradley discussed the details about the class. Stella Cheang, KSDS
2 days ago
Behind the scene of preparations and practice for KSDS Graduation 2016. Hang on there!! Victoria Lam KSDS
2 days ago
Teacher Victor and Teacher Ray are always show care and compassionate teaching to the teenage kids. Victoria Lam KSDS
2 days ago
Teacher Stella always used creativity and passionate to the kids of age group 2-4 years old. Victoria Lam KSDS
2 days ago
Teacher Serena reciting mantra to the kids and guide them with patiently. Victoria Lam KSDS
2 days ago
What is the best to nurture to the kids? Bring your kids and join us every Sunday, Kechara Sunday Dharma School KSDS . Victoria Lam KSDS
2 days ago
Another Special Birthday Cake From Customer with 4D - Chin Kia
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Tonight Charity Banquet Event @ 50 Tables - Chin Kia

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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