I visited the holy Jokhang Temple, Lhasa 2008.

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This sacred statue is of the King of The Three Worlds, Manjunatha Tsongkapa is in the sacred Jokhang Temple or Central Cathedral in Lhasa. I was told that this image is very old and said to resemble the real Tzongkapa Himself. I was like wow!!

I climbed myself inside to take pictures with Tsongkapa together. I waived off the "you cannot take pics in here" from the tour guide and just snapped away the camera…hehe..anyway, this is totally sacred and it was VERY EXCITING to have audience with Tsongkapa. I want to share this with everyone.

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18 Responses to I visited the holy Jokhang Temple, Lhasa 2008.

  1. Beng Kooi on Jul 3, 2010 at 8:01 am

    I really like this statue of Lama Je Tsongkhapa – he looks so alive and I was not surprised that people say this statue resembles the real Tsongkhapa.
    This trip to Tibet was arranged by Paul Yap of Kechara Discovery. Kechara Discovery was set up for two main reasons – one is to create and lead pilgrimages to the different holy sites in the world, and the other is to create affordable Buddha images for all to invite home.
    Paul has done a great job and organised trips to India, Nepal as well as Tibet. During this trip, Paul actually accompanied Rinpoche to Tibet, and received many teachings on the significance of the various places. I hope Kechara Discovery will arrange a tour to Tibet soon!

  2. Carol Wolf on Jul 3, 2010 at 8:14 am

    Please be careful, Tulkula

  3. Elena on Jul 3, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    Wow, what a holy image…said to resemble Tsongkhapa himself, imbued with the prayers of thousands upon thousands of pilgrims for hundreds of years, in the Jokhang.
    I always thought it was interesting how the look of a Buddha statue seems to ‘change’ depending on where it is made. This statue looks very much like a Tibetan, whilst a Tsongkhapa made in China looks much more Chinese.
    The changing of Buddha statues from culture to culture, reflects the universality of Buddhism as a way of life. After all, it fits Chinese culture, Tibetan culture, British culture, American culture…anyone and everyone can identify with Buddha’s words. I also think that the changing of Buddha statues reflects teachings that physical manifestations are impermanent.
    Personally, I prefer the Chinese statues from Kechara Discovery ( http://www.kechara.com/b2b ) …that’s where the Tsongkhapa statue in my room is from :)

  4. SK Yap on Jul 3, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    Rinpoche mentioned to me that this image of Tsongkhapa inside Jokhang monastery is exceptionally holy. It is said to resemble Tsongkhapa himself when he was alive.
    Please take note that this image of Tsongkhapa has a bigger nose than any other Tsongkhapa image you had seen before, simply because it resemble Tsongkhapa himself. We also heard reports that saw miraculous light coming shining from it.
    I have the good merits following Rinpoche to Jokhang and pay homage to this holy image in late 2008.
    Nowadays, whenever Rinpoche ask me to make a new Buddha image for Tsongkhapa, I will always refer to this picture, and make Tsongkhapa’s nose a little bigger than normal.
    Paul

  5. Thierry on Jul 4, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    This statue of Je Tsongkhapa looks very nice, and indeed the nose looks slightly different. But what I find most beautiful in this picture is to see both my guru and Je Rinpoche together, almost as if in a conversation. I have never been to Tibet and cannot be sure how difficult it is to brave the interdiction to take pictures, but I salute Rinpoche for taking the risk of climbing closer to the statue ans also the risk in taking the picture itself; for without it we would not be able to all see and share this beautiful picture.
    This picture is like a blessing, there is Je Rinpoche in the form of a statue symbolic of his enlightened body, and there is Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, embodying the teachings of the Buddhas, the lineage of Lama Tsongkhapa reaching out to us, still lost and wondering.

  6. Joy Kam on Jul 6, 2010 at 8:45 am

    WoW! I love this Buddha image, it is one of my favorites! This rare statue of Lama Tsongkhapa is truly glowing and alive! It really does look like it’s about to say something to you. Some people have actually experienced statues that come alive and talk to them, and Lama Tsongkhapa statues are one of them.
    They say the more prayers you make, the more ones statue come alive. This is true as I’ve seen happening with my own Buddha statues.
    Paul you are so lucky to have the merit to follow our Lama to such holy pilgrimage sites.
    Yes this seeing this image is a great blessing as it is said that seeing a Buddha image gives you blessing and plants seeds of enlightenment in your mind whether you believe it or not. Hence this is one of the many reason for making or having huge, visible Buddha images everywhere.

  7. Irene Lim on Jul 9, 2010 at 9:43 am

    Yes, I was there too with Rinpoche, Paul and Seng Piow at Jokhang Temple, Lhasa. I have had the fortunate to visit Jokhang Temple, one of the oldest and holiest temple in the world, the second time and this time with Rinpoche. I remembered I also tried taking a photo here with Je Tsongkhapa on the same spot as Rinpoche but I was told politely and firmly to get off. Ha…ha…
    Everyone should at least, once in your life time, visit Lhasa and the priority place of visit is of course Jokhang Temple. Jokhang Temple was built by King Songten Gampo. There are many holy images in the temple and the most beautiful and revered image is Jowo Sakyamuni brought to Tibet by Princess Wen Cheng from China as dowry when she married King Songten Gampo. Tibet and all the spiritual places are so exciting and inspirational!!! I urge you to visit Tibet. For more information onTibet please contact Paul : http://www.kechara.com/kd

  8. Sean on Jul 9, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    I really want to visit Jokhang temple to see the great and beautiful image of the King of the three words, Manjunatha Tsongkhapa. Since the place is very sacred, I do not think I might get my chance to see the image of the great saint…I love the picture of Rinpoche and the beautiful image of Manjunatha Tsongkhapa. Well, we must remind ourselves to actually LISTEN to our tour guides or else they might end up throwing us out if we disobey them but lucky you! Ha Ha! Just Joking! But seriously, we must always listen to our Lama no matter what!

  9. ckliew-kc on Jul 9, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    Wow! The statues that they said most look alike the actual Tsongkhapa. How auspicious to be able to see it in Nepal ! I wish i could be therea at that time. I really like Tsongkhapa too , HE always looks so peaceful and serene , whenever i see Tsongkhapa statues the feeling of calmness will befalls in me. I wish KD will arrange another pilgrimage to all the holy sites again and i will be allowed to participate.
    On the previous trip everyone that has been able to join must have collected much merits previously to be at such an old temples with Rinpoche.

  10. Choi Kim Yok on Jul 10, 2010 at 3:57 am

    This is a very special photo. I like this statue of Lama Tsongkhapa, his face is very serene and he is smiling. This is the face I try to visualise in my prayers because it is supposed to resemble the real Tsongkhapa. Of course, like everyone else, I’d like to visit this place in the future, and also other places in Tibet where Lama Tsongkhapa had stayed or given teachings. It’d be nice if KD could organise a pilgrimage to Tibet. I’m sure a lot of KH members would want to go.
    But, you know, the best place to be is where the lama is.

  11. Anila on Oct 19, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for showing the picture which you took with Manjunatha Tsongkapa in the sacred Jokhang Temple in Lhasa. It is not easy for anyone to go into Lhasa, Tibet. But I think for you there is no problem as you are a Tibetan.I am glad you were able to climb in to have a picture taken with Tsongkapa, although it is restricted for people to take pictures. I like this Tsongkapa image. He is so gentle and has a very sweet and magnetic smile. I think the real Tsongkapa may have looked like that too. Since the image is very old and also lots of people have been praying to him. Then there will be lots of energy. One day he may even speak.

  12. wan on Sep 17, 2011 at 5:41 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for such a nice photo and short write up about Manjunatha Tsongkhapa.

    The statue look very alive, Paul and irene had such a great merit to see this statue. it is said that seeing a Buddha image gives us a blessing and plants seeds in our mind whether we believe it or not.

    Therefore now a day many temples are making huge statue everywhere.

  13. Wan Wai Meng on Sep 17, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    The image is beautiful peeking out from the ‘lhari’. I feel its a blessing to look at any Lama Tsongkhapa statue. Lama Tsongkhapa who became enlightened even in this degenerate age. He was the unparalleled scholar of our times.

    i actually wondered before why Buddhism remained intact in Tibet and was mainly preserved in Tibet and I feel due to the isolation and remoteness of Tibet, the traditions could flourish there in relative peace. Until it was ready to be unleashed to the rest of the world. I hope to hear Kechara Discovery arranges more pilgrimages for all of us.

  14. freon on Jun 23, 2012 at 3:52 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this precious Photo.

  15. Sharon Saw on Feb 4, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    This is a lovely photo and i am glad Rinpoche told the tour guide to buzz off! :) Thank you for sharing it with us and i hope Kechara Discovery will organise a pilgrimage to Tibet one of these days. I would love to visit Jokhang Temple and Gaden monastery even though it is said to be very different in atmosphere nowadays.

  16. SOONHUAT on Feb 5, 2013 at 7:28 am

    Thanks Rinpoche. This is nice and beautiful Lama Tsongkapa statue

  17. Ong Moh Mei on Oct 13, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    What wonderful blessings for those who has the merit to gaze upon this holy image of Lama Je Tsongkhapa in Jokhang Temple. It is sad that due to political reasons many people may not get to see the many holy and sacred sites in Tibet. Along with the Potala Palace, Jokhang temple is probably the most popular tourist attraction in Lhasa. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site “Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace,” and a spiritual centre of Lhasa. Hope its status with UNESCO can protect the conservation of this most holy and sacred temple.

  18. Sadi on Feb 21, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    Two buddhas in one frame.

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This is Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen's very special thangka. I wanted to share this very much. Beautiful. Take a look: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=58624
2 weeks ago
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  • Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche & Kyabje Ling Rinpoche doing Lama Chöpa in Bodhgaya in the 60s
    Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche & Kyabje Ling Rinpoche doing Lama Chöpa in Bodhgaya in the 60s
    In the 1960s, H.H. Yongzin Kyabje Ling Rinpoche would always organize Lama Chöpa (Guru puja-composed by Panchen Rinpoche) with 1000 offerings in Bodhgaya and would often be joined in by H.H. Yongzin Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, and sometimes the 16th Karmapa would even join in. Wonderful. Watch this blessed and old footage of the two Yongzins doing Lama Chöpa in Bodhgaya. Yongzin is the special title to those who were the root and close teachers of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. There were two official Yongzins. Trijang Rinpoche and Ling Rinpoche were the Yongzins of the current Dalai Lama for over 40 years living nearby to Dalai Lama and passing him all the teachings necessary. They were extremely kind and giving all necessary teachings, empowerments and oral transmissions that Dalai Lama is disseminating to the world today to millions. Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
    4 weeks ago
  • Socialite becomes a volunteer in Malaysian soup kitchen
    Socialite becomes a volunteer in Malaysian soup kitchen
    In the Malaysian capital, Ruby Khong devotes her lunch hours delivering food to the needy, even when the tropical heat and humidity make it hard to breathe. "It was always about myself, what I wanted and that continued on for a while until 1994," she says. That year, she was on a quest for spiritual guidance in India and met a Buddhist monk named Tsem Rinpoche. Read more here: http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29986205
    4 months ago
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    Mumu always prepares his bed this way before sleeping. Cute.
    4 months ago
  • Watch what Jason Clare said in parliament
    Watch what Jason Clare said in parliament
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    4 months ago
  • Super cute attack. Have to watch!!
    Super cute attack. Have to watch!!
    5 months ago
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    They pump 'things' into poultry to make it look plump and bigger to attract you to buy. Then you eat whatever they've pumped and think how it builds up in your body? Is your taste buds worth it to risk your health? Tsem Rinpoche
    5 months ago
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    Look at this 2 minute video, while Hong Kong is having massive protests,right over the skyline of a city a UFO is spotted observing.. Incredible footage. UFO's are historically said to always gather where there is massive conflicts or congregations of people for hundreds of years.
    5 months ago
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    See this video and do share with friends. See what happens at 1:10........Om Mani Peme Hung Watch it for the sake of the beings within in enduring what they have to endure. Don't think about how you feel because you are not there, but how they feel. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 months ago
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    I just purchased an empty locket from an art store for around $10 and had a nice picture of His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche inserted in the front and His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche inserted on the others side at home. Attached a str...ing and it's good to wear for blessings. Look how beautiful. I am the type, I devote myself to my practice but I remember it is the sole kindness of the guru's teachings. Without the guru there is no dharma at all as I cannot speak to Buddha directly. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 months ago
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    I was gifted this wonderful blingy shiny new pen by a spiritual friend. I didn't know Swarovski pens write so smoothly. I am going to enjoy writing with this. Thank you Jessica Pimentel. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 months ago
  • Is this the Loch Ness monster?
    Is this the Loch Ness monster?
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    5 months ago
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    In Kechara Forest Retreat we have a large aviary with many rescued birds and tortoises. We just built a nice pool for them to cool down in. Tsem Rinpoche
    6 months ago
  • Rescuing dog in LA river
    Rescuing dog in LA river
    6 months ago
  • This is a very inspiring video by Jim Carrey you must see
    This is a very inspiring video by Jim Carrey you must see
    6 months ago
  • Dalai Lama watching TV
    Dalai Lama watching TV
    6 months ago
  • Dog with a heart of Gold
    Dog with a heart of Gold
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    7 months ago
  • 14th Dalai Lama with Mrs.Indira Gandhi , Delhi INDIA 1966
    14th Dalai Lama with Mrs.Indira Gandhi , Delhi INDIA 1966
    9 months ago
  • The Girl Who Couldn't Cry - Water is Life
    The Girl Who Couldn't Cry - Water is Life
    It's really hard to educate a generation of people born in conditions where they take things for granted. A simple slogan campaign that says, "Save water, It's precious" isn't sticky enough to make inroads. That's exactly where this video steps in: to make people realize how precious water actually is. A brilliant video that follows the heartbreaking story of a young girl that cannot cry. Sounds like fiction? Sadly, it is not.
    9 months ago
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    Dear everyone, All sentient beings deserve to live, be happy and not hurt, including animals. We should never hurt them or eat them. Look how much this chicken welcomes a hug and love. Observe carefully. Don't eat beings who can feel pain because the karma comes back. Tsem Rinpoche
    10 months ago
  • The appreciation shown here is so deep and touching.
    The appreciation shown here is so deep and touching.
    Dear friends, See this incredible video. This chimp was found in captivity for many years. Dr Jane Goodall released him into the wild. Look how he comes back to thank her with deep apprecition. It's amazing. Animals have such strong feelings of pain and happiness just like us. We should never hurt them and share with others to not hurt them. Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
    10 months ago
  • Aki drinking some water in the aviary
    Aki drinking some water in the aviary
    Aki is a rescued bird, he now lives in Kechara Forest Retreat Aviary
    12 months ago
  • Jamyang enjoying some fresh corn
    Jamyang enjoying some fresh corn
    Jamyang is one of our rescue birds that live in Kechara Forest Retreat Aviary
    12 months ago
  • The Cute Mumus Practising Dog Orchestra at Kechara Forest Retreat
    The Cute Mumus Practising Dog Orchestra at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Today the Mumus (dogs) decided to do a dog orchestra rehearsal together with the Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) dogs.
    1 years ago
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    Gongkar is our new bird for Kechara Forest Retreat's aviary. Gongkar never had friends and the original owner could not bring him to his destination. Now he is with us and assimilating in his cage within the aviary for a few weeks then released into aviary. Look at how much he wants attention from the other birds. Cute. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
  • Mumu, Oser and Dharma running and having a good time. I love seeing them playing. Tsem Rinpoche
    Mumu, Oser and Dharma running and having a good time. I love seeing them playing. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
  • Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    1 years ago
  • Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
    Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
    1 years ago
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    Dechog our cockatoo at Kechara Forest Retreat grabbing long beans which he loves. Nice bird. We love him. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
  • The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
    The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
    2 yearss ago
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    17 May 2013, heavy rain at Kechara Forest Retreat from 7am-8am (1 hour). Water overflowed the existing drain and also opened up a much wider new "route" for itself.
    2 yearss ago

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CHAT PICTURES

#shugden compassionate practice is practiced by millions & will grow more. ~Tsem Rinpoche https://mobile.twitter.com/tsemtulku/status/570863179388944385 From: June Tang (Khjb)
21 hours ago
I believe #shugden is good for some people & not all. So I make it available for those who have affinity.~Tsem Rinpoche https://mobile.twitter.com/tsemtulku/status/571157259448926210 From: June Tang (Khjb)
21 hours ago
Recite His holy mantra daily and visualize light coming from Him and entering your body de-stressing you, clearing your mind and blessing you with his wisdom, power and protection. Feel yourself in His protective and loving light. Remember a enlightened beings such as Dorje Shugden blesses, assists and helps because you are sincere and needs nothing in return. Mantra: Om Benza Wiki Bitana Soha blog site for more: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com From: June Tang (Khjb)
21 hours ago
Nice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxxZkRDFdQY From: June Tang (Khjb)
21 hours ago
Wealth form of #shugden or Gyenze. ~Tsem Rinpoche https://mobile.twitter.com/tsemtulku/status/569067519450877953 From: June Tang (Khjb)
21 hours ago
Protection form of #shugden or Trakzey. ~Tsem Rinpoche https://mobile.twitter.com/tsemtulku/status/569067845260173312 From: June Tang (Khjb)
21 hours ago
Healing form of #shugden or Shitzey. ~Tsem Rinpoche https://mobile.twitter.com/tsemtulku/status/569067954366578688 From: June Tang (Khjb)
21 hours ago
Controlling negative situations form of #shugden or Wangtze.~Tsem Rinpoche https://mobile.twitter.com/tsemtulku/status/569067726926295040 From: June Tang (Khjb)
21 hours ago
When in need, contact with OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SOHA .~Tsem Rinpoche https://mobile.twitter.com/tsemtulku/status/569425199654809600 From: June Tang (Khjb)
21 hours ago
You'll never be alone with Dorje Shugden giving you protection.~Tsem Rinpoche https://mobile.twitter.com/tsemtulku/status/569378716263927808 From: June Tang (Khjb)
21 hours ago
Watch "心灵转站之十二生肖 - 马" on YouTube - 心灵转站之十二生肖 - 马: http://youtu.be/0zY06URkR9Q From: June Tang (Khjb)
21 hours ago
Watch "心灵转站之十二生肖 - 蛇" on YouTube - 心灵转站之十二生肖 - 蛇: http://youtu.be/l3RiO5Zvd50 From: June Tang (Khjb)
21 hours ago
Watch "心灵转站之十二生肖 - 龙" on YouTube - 心灵转站之十二生肖 - 龙: http://youtu.be/wdN5TPCGGZc From: June Tang (Khjb)
22 hours ago
Watch "心灵转站之十二生肖 - 兔" on YouTube - 心灵转站之十二生肖 - 兔: http://youtu.be/-JDhisQPJg0 From: June Tang (Khjb)
22 hours ago
Watch "心灵转站之十二生肖 - 虎" on YouTube - 心灵转站之十二生肖 - 虎: http://youtu.be/NX5aUial0Ds From: June Tang (Khjb)
22 hours ago
Gyenze or Ratna Shugden is not only a protector who grants wealth and material needs but is also a wisdom Buddha who increases our knowledge and realization of the Dharma. Committee members of MBF are doing a group retreat on this awesome deity now - PJJ
23 hours ago
Hewlett Packard group of volunteers who were here this afteroon to help with the kitchen packing. They also donated us some rice for our food bank programme! Justin@KSK
yesterday
Never let go of one's root guru. Go all the way through thick and thin. Always pray to the guru & lineage masters, then attainments arises.H.E. Tsem Rinpoche. Lucy Yap
2 days ago
When we commit to a dharma protector, many benefits arise~Tsem Rinpoche_share by Frederick Law
2 days ago
I love His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche very much.~Tsem Rinpoche_share by Frederick Law
2 days ago
Homage to H.H. Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche always.~Tsem Rinpoche_share by Frederick Law
2 days ago
When we surrender our fears and apply Buddha's teachings, our mind finds peace.~Tsem Rinpoche_share by Frederick Law
2 days ago
Homage to my root & lineage gurus always!~Tsem Rinpoche_share by Frederick Law
2 days ago
When we surrender our fears and apply Buddha's teachings, our mind finds peace.~Tsem Rinpoche_share by Frederick Law
2 days ago
Doing Tsongkapa daily consistently will bring so much peace of mind.~Tsem Rinpoche_share by Frederick Law
2 days ago

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