Kalarupa

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Manjushri, the Buddha of Wisdom has emanated into countless emanations. He emanates in different forms and aspects according to the time, people and dispositions. He manifests as Yidams or meditational deities in all four classes of Tantras to suit the needs of practitioners. Manjushri also emanates in the form Protectors to protect the Buddhadharma and Dharma practitioners.

Kalarupa is one of the emanations of Manjushri, manifesting as a Dharma Protector or Dharmapala. Kalarupa (Sanskrit) or Choegyal (Tibetan) has by his side, his consort, Tsamundi, an emanation of the goddess Saraswati.

Kalarupa’s has many names like Yama Dharmaraja, Lord of Death, King of the Law or Black Karma Yama. This terrifying form of the Buddha of Wisdom, personifies enlightenment through the conquest of anger.

Although Kalarupa is found in all the Dharma Schools, the Gelugpa tradition holds Yama Dharmaraja in special regard as he is one of the three main Dharma protectors of the Gelugpa- along with the Six-Arm Mahakala and Vaishravana.

 

Dharma Protectors

A Dharma Protector is a wrathful deity who has pledged to defend the Dharma and support practitioners from inner and outer obstacles. Dharmapalas manifest with a fierce expression like protruding fangs, blood-shot eyes, holding skull-cops filled with blood, coloured skin, and carrying wrathful attributes like threatening weapons, a crown of skulls, standing on humans or other figures, which represent our negative afflictions.

There are two classes of Dharma Protectors: enlightened and unenlightened Dharma Protectors.

  • Enlightened or extra-worldly Protectors are emanations of enlightened beings such as Dharmapala Setrap, six-armed Mahakala and Kalarupa. They are already out of the six realms of samsara. They willingly manifest in a worldly form to be closer to us and help us remove obstacles for our Dharma practice.
  • Unenlightened Protectors are powerful beings, which were demons, spirits or even non-Buddhist deities. They have been subdued by high Lamas and bound by oath to protect Dharma institutions, Dharma practitioners and their work. We do not take refuge in or pray to unenlightened Protectors but we may propitiate them for help. Examples of unenlightened Protectors are Nechung and Namkar Barzin.

 

Manjushri’s Emanations as Various Dharma Protectors

Apart from Kalarupa, Manjushri has also emanated as other Dharma Protectors like four-faced Mahakala and Dorje Shugden.

  • Kalarupa is regarded as the protector of the Yamantaka tantras and helps to subdue the afflictions that arise during our practice of the Yamantaka tantras. Kalarupa’s practice helps us also to destroy ignorance and to develop wisdom to overcome our anger and suffering.
  • Four-Faced Mahakala is the protector of the Guhyasamaja and Chakrasamvara Tantras. Four-Faced Mahakala is also efficacious for the subjugation of the afflictive emotions like anger and depression.
  • The most recent and therefore potent is Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden arose to be the special protector of Lama Tsongkhapa’s teachings on Emptiness and has been highly regarded by the highest Gelugpa lamas of the modern time.

 

How Kalarupa Arose as a Protector

At the time when Buddha Shakyamuni was absorbed in the process of generating the mind of Bodhicitta at Dorje Den (Bodhgaya), it was said that an army of three hundred and sixty million devils manifested to attack him in order to stop him. The Buddha in return meditated on the mandala of Yamantaka and the devils were stopped, subdued and placed onto the path of generating the Bodhicitta mind. It was then that the Buddha imparted the tantric treatise of Yamantaka to those present and entrusted it to Chagna Dorje or Vajrapani.

Buddha Shakyamuni then manifested himself in the form of the assemblage of deities of the wrathful Yamantaka mandala in all its component parts and gave instructions on the tantric treatise. He also caused the manifested emanations of Yamantaka to perform numerous miracle deeds of different kinds to suit the nature and inclination of each of the individual subjects to be subdued and he instructed them, ‘should any one deviate from my instructions, may all their heads and bodies burst.’ Subsequently, it was said that Buddha Shakyamuni in the form of Yamantaka got hold of his handstaff and stirred the ocean. This resulted in an enormous whirlwind, which caused the whole earth to shake.

Choegyal or Kalarupa manifested externally with the face of a buffalo and alongside with his consort Tsamundi, surrounded by four male and four female Shinjes or Yamas, as part of Yamantaka’s entourage. His internal aspect is manifested as solitary and buffalo-faced with his entourage. It is said that in this form, he went to Yama, seven levels below the earth. He trampled upon all the sixteen doorless iron citadels with sixteen feet and by doing so violently subdued its inhabitants. The chiefs of the Yamas individually offered their life-essence to him and were oath-bound. They pledged to protect the Buddha Dharma as long as this aeon endures. They also pledged to work for all deeds of Yamantaka to complete successfully.

 

Kalarupa, The Way to Enlightenment by the Conquest of Anger

Kalarupa’s terrifying form displays the ugliness that arises from inner obstacles like anger, fear, hatred, pride and jealousy. From these poisons, Kalarupa demonstrates our appearance to others when we use harsh speech and harsh actions or are under afflictive emotions like anger, jealousy or hatred.

The fierceness of his iconography teaches us to remind ourselves that all the causes and effects of anger arising from ignorance are dreadful and distorted.

Yet, his entire form sits on a lotus to signify that everything he does, no matter how wrathful his appearance is, is done out of deep compassion to help us out of our suffering. He is thus also the opponent of all that is foul and despicable.

As an emanation of Manjushri, Kalarupa’s practice ultimately helps us to destroy ignorance and to develop wisdom to overcome our anger and suffering. From any lineage, anyone who is dedicated to cut out his anger, can practise Kalarupa.

 

The Outer, Inner and Secret Form of Kalarupa

The outer form of Kalarupa

In his “outer” form, he is depicted with one face and two hands, the head is in the form of a buffalo, blue in colour with three round eyes, sharp horns, whose right hand brandishes a bone stick composed of a fused spine with a skull on top and a lasso in the left hand. He is adorned with a crown of skulls and bone ornaments, wearing a necklace of fifty freshly severed heads. He stands upon a blue-coloured bull with his right leg bent and the left extended. The bull is kneeling on top of a human figure. To the left side of Kalarupa stands frequently his black consort Tsamundi. Her dress is made of ox-skin and black silk. Her breasts are emaciated and her hair are hanging loosely in stripes. Her attributes are a trident and a skull-cup.

The inner form of Kalarupa

The “inner” form is also dark-blue, but here the ruler of the hells has the head of a fierce raksasa , and his hands are holding a chopper and a skull-cup. His feet step upon a corpse. Surrounding the ‘Inner’ Kalarupa are four attendant figures each in a different colour: white, yellow, red and dark blue. Each stands atop a buffalo having the same colour as the mounted figure.

The secret form of Kalarupa

The “secret” aspect is red in colour and he steps upon a bull of the same colour. His attributes are a jewel and a skull-cup.

 

Kalarupa as a Dharma Protector of the Lamrim

In 1373, Lama Tsongkhapa was advised by his teacher Dondrub Rinchen, to focus on the following Dharma Protectors: Vaisravana, Mahakala and Kalarupa. These three were the special protectors of Lama Tsongkhapa and are also the Dharma Protectors of the Lamrim. Within the Lamrim tradition, there are three scopes of practice:

  • The initial scope practitioner is someone who practices for a better future life.
    Kalarupa is the Dharma Protector of the small or initial scope.
  • A middle scope practitioner practices for individual liberation.
    Vaishravana also known as Dzambala is the Dharma Protector of the Medium or middle Scope of the Lamrim.
  • A great scope practitioner practices to attain enlightenment in order to lead other beings to liberation and happiness.
    6 Armed Mahakala, an emanation of Avalokiteshvara, Buddha of Compassion is the Dharma Protector of the Great Scope of the Lamrim.

 

Kalarupa as a Dharma Protector for the Yamantaka Tantras

Yamantaka, is a wrathful, buffalo-headed meditational deity or Yidam of the Highest Yoga Tantra. Yamantaka, also called Vajrabhairava, is one of the principal three meditational deities of the Gelug school.

Yamantaka is specifically the type of practice that is done to overcome death and extend one’s life. Yamantaka: Yama is “death”, the “Lord of Death”, and antaka, “the one who puts an end to”, and so Yamantaka means “the one who puts an end to the Lord of Death”.

Yamantaka is in the form of an extremely strong and forceful figure and has Manjushri in his heart. Other Dharmapalas of the Yamantaka Tantra along with Kalarupa are 6-Arm Mahakala, Palden Lhamo and Vaishravana.

 

Kalarupa Puja

Kalarupa puja is highly recommended by Lord Tsongkhapa himself. There are many benefits of performing Kalarupa puja once a week or at least regularly. These include:

  1. Will push the Lord of Death, Yama back and extend life. Kalarupa is a direct opponent of Yama like untimely or accidental death.
  2. Increases wisdom by creating the causes to eliminate ego. Kalarupa is Manjushri. Our real enemy is our ego.
  3. Helps with overcoming many types of magic, spells, negative words, incantations and bad astrological dates.
  4. Eliminate obstacles for big projects to embark upon or retreats or big works. Great for dharma centres success.
  5. When a prayer becomes “stagnant” or seems to not work, Kalarupa puja “rushes” things ahead.
  6. Increases study and practice of Dharma.
  7. Increases one’s interest in emptiness and teachings on emptiness.
  8. Eliminate obstacles to realisation of emptiness.
  9. Blessing the individual to have interest in the profound teachings of emptiness which cuts samsara at the roots.
  10. Will expedite tantric practice, rituals, rites and attainments.
  11. Mind experiences more lightness, less confusion and clarity.
  12. Can help assist the mind to make good decisions not based on anger or faulty emotions.
  13. Blesses the family, your team, your group, your company and goals.
  14. You create causes for a sharp mind.
  15. Wonderful to bless a new home, new office, new land. It is also good to bless your existing dwellings. Creates more harmony.
  16. Protects Yamantaka practitioners from obstacles arising from their own karma.
  17. Assists by creating conducive conditions for the practice of Yamantaka in order to gain high realisations and ultimately enlightenment.

Kalarupa pujas are done in the three great monasteries of Gaden, Sera and Drepung daily for 600 years now. Puja means to clear, to clear obstacles and to clear one’s mind. It is great to have this done for someone’s birthday, anniversary or any special day to bless them on their special day.

You can do this puja yourself, join a group to do the puja, or sponsor the puja to be done for you. This puja can be done in one’s office, home, or from a distance.

 

Druchuma Puja- Ritual Words of the Sixty-four

This special puja called Druchuma, or The Sixty-Four Part Torma Offering to Kalarupa was composed by Kyabje Pabongkha Dechen Nyingpo.

Click here to download the puja text (PDF).

Note: The recitation on page 23 of the puja text has to be recited a specific number of times. If 4 people are doing the puja together, each person will have to recite 4 times from the top to the bottom of the page. If only 2 persons is reciting the text, it has to be done 8 times.

If you’re interested in ordering a Kalarupa Puja, you can do so online through vajrasecrets.com or through Kechara Puja House +603-78033908.

 

Torma Offering

Offering tormas is a way to gain attainments according to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. The shape, color and design of the tormas correspond to the winds/ channels and psychic points in our body. So when we offer tormas up, we are offering the attainments or the wish for attainments within those channels/ psychic points. In this way, the making and offering tormas is a very important and part of the practice.

Making tormas and offerings tormas are done for the Kalarupa Puja. There are 2 sets of offering to be prepared:

  • one set is to be placed on the altar
  • one set is to be sent out during the puja

Tormas on the left (A) is to be sent out during puja; the tormas on the right (B) is to be placed on the altar

This is a video of a session of preparing the torma offerings for Kalarupa Puja.

 

Prayers to Kalarupa


Praise To The Dharma King, Kalarupa

HUM
Kalarupa, splendid, fierce in form!
A string of human heads, mouths dripping blood
Hangs from your shoulders; destroyer of the pride
Of irresistible Mara-hosts, I praise you!

With vajra song, making great uproar,
I offer a torma, complete in all its parts
Tea and liquor offerings, foes’ minced flesh
And fish, adorned with oceans of blood and fat.

The worst of enemies who harms the
Doctrine Of the Tathagatha, you smash to dust!
From now on, you destroy for us the yogins,
The fears of sickness age and death – I praise you!

Showing your fangs, as dazzling white as Venus,
Your eyes, destroying enemies, dart like lightning,
As with your pores blazing like the great fire
At time’s end you burn all demon-hosts – I praise you!

Lord of all Mamos, such as Chamundi
Possessed of effulgent splendour like sunlight
When you shout “DZA” to accomplish Divine Activities
You conquer fox-like hindering demons – I praise you!

All demons keep you on their heads like a hat
Your angry, buffalo-demon’s mouth gapes open
And shakes the great earth, screaming, rattling & buzzing
Wielder of skull-club born from YA, I praise you!

Attendants mounted on buffaloes sharp of horns
And hoof, others on dusty whirlwinds, such
As Shakali and Shinje-Bebma – a retinue
Of demons of the three worlds – surround you, I praise you!

O splendid-virtued, forcefully laughing, “HA HA”!
Accept the offerings, ARGHAM and the rest,
And incessantly carry out the promise
You swore before the glorious Yamantaka!

Kalarupa’s Mantra:

His spiritual energy in the form of sound helps to transform the mind:
OM KALARUPA HUNG PHET

 

Sources:

  • Oracles and Demons of Tibet- René De Nebesky-Wojkowitz
  • Tsongkhapa A simple Guide to a Powerful Practice- H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche
  • Faces of Enlightenment- H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche
  • www.yamantaka.org
  • www.chinabuddhismencyclopedia.com
  • http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dharma-protectors-of-tibetan-buddhism.html
  • The Guardian Deities of Tibet by Ladrang Kalsang

 

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  1. Wan Wai Meng on Sep 30, 2016 at 2:27 am

    Kalarupa puja has multitudes of benefits and is highly protective. One of the Benefits of Kalarupa practice is that whenever anything of ours become stagnant Kalarupa can speed our ways towards accomplishing, how powerful and amazing this practice can be.

    Wrathful Kalarupa is also able to counter negative situations and spiritual/paranormal problems that people can face.

  2. Wan Wai Meng on Jul 31, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    Kalarupa is an undeniably potent dharma protector and very effective for anyone who is doing dharma practice, learning the dharma. It is also very powerful and a potent antidote in preventing us from making bad decisions based on anger.

  3. Uncle Eddie on Jun 15, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    All ugliness, especially of anger, arising from thoughts of bad feeling in hatred and pride, are the likely harmful virus infecting and creating more damage in our daily life and others too! This intensed ugliness is said to serve as a teaching to remind us of the cause and effect of anger, arising from ignorance, which is ugly, distorted and even frightening, as signified by Kalarupa. As an emanation of Mahjushri, Kalarupa, a terrifying form of the Buddha of Wisdom, helps us to destroy this ignorance and to develop wisdom to overcome suffering. One who is dedicated to cutting out this anger, naturing compassion and wisdom can practise Kalarupa! This article also shows that Kalarupa serves as one of the three special protectors of Lamrin on a small or initial scope. Kalarupa is often known as the special protector of Yamantaka practitioners by protecting against demons and to subdue anger that may arise at Yamantaka’s retreats. It is therefore fully useful to have a Kalarupa in your home to preventing and dispelling any bad harmful negatities or black magic arising! Thank you so much Pastor Antionette for your sharing.

  4. Pastor Shin Tan on Jun 8, 2016 at 9:32 am

    Thank you Pastor Antoinette for this article.

    Kalarupa Puja is one of the pujas that we do regularly here in Kechara. In my personal experience, I find Kalarupa Puja very effective in removing obstacles. How fortunate we are to learn and able to practice this puja that are done since hundreds of years ago in the three great monasteries of Gaden, Sera, and Drepung. Great that many get to know about the puja and that they can order this puja in times of need.

    Thank you for also sharing the various Dharma Protectors who are emenations of Lord Manjushri who always emanates in different forms and aspects to suit the time, people and dispoitions. I am sure not many people would know that Kalarupa, Four-Faced Mahakala, and Dorje Shugden are all emanation of Manjushri.

  5. Li Kheng on May 12, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    Thank you Pastor Antoinette for your sharing. The kalarupa practice can certainly bring much benefit. What I think is most beneficial is the development of clarity of mind and the development of interest in the Dharma.

    In this degenerate age, distractions are so many. They are also so tempting and enticing. Many Dharma practitioners can be easily swayed regardless of how much we see the value of Dharma. This is due to the strong imprints of our old habituations that has bound us to samsara all these lives.

    However, instead of giving up and feel defeated, we can now practice Kalarupa to keep us on the good path.

    This is what I love about Vajrayana. There is realistic approach to Dharma as it recognized the current status of practitioners minds and works with this state to slowly but surely develop progress with time and practice. Vajrayana does not set prerequisite conditions to qualify or disqualify practitioners, especially for beginners. Of course the journey will get more challenging if we want attainments and enlightenment. However, by the time we generate such motivation, we would have witnessed enough of Dharma and seen samsara with greater clarity and neutrality to literally want to get the hell out of here.

    Thank you again and may Kalarupa bless many from outer enemies as well as inner enemies.

  6. Bradley Kassian on May 12, 2016 at 7:34 am

    Praise Of The Protector Dharmaraja

    by Je Tsongkhapa

    Homage to blessed Vajra Bhairava!

    One leg outstretched, the other drawn in,
    the merest tap sending shudders through
    mighty Meru and the four mandalas of the earth,
    rapacious and wide-open buffalo mouth,
    its thundering laugh filling the three worlds,
    Manjushri, father of buddhas in wrathful form
    as ferocious Yamantaka taming the dissolute.
    Those prostrating devotedly before him
    should offer praise to Dharmaraja.
    Now is the time to beware of hindrance.

    An incessant thunder of sound,
    like mountains splitting apart, like the sea in tumult,
    raging tongues of fire enveloped in black smoke,
    like a million lightening flashes within a rain cloud,
    standing amid unbearable heat encircled by five colors,
    upon a black demon prostrate on a mandala circle of the sun,
    atop a sacred triangle black as a bilionfold darkness,
    brimming with a rolling ocean of blood and fat,
    Yamaraja, king of the Lords of Death,
    jet-black body, short and not slender,
    stretched to the right with a gait to shake the earth,
    yellowish spiky hair nestling five dried skulls
    ornamenting the wrathful vajra upon your crown,
    fresh and bloody human heads garlanding your neck,
    three bulging eyes roving wrathfully,
    a fanged snarl about your open mouth,
    the vaporous breath of a venomous snake,
    a blazing curved knife in your right hand
    brandished at the brains of Mara’s armies,
    in the left a blood-filled skull to enjoy,
    a tiger skin draped about your waist-
    ferocious protector, do not be distracted,
    quickly bring to mind promises make to Yamantaka
    and carry out this yogi’s commands.

    On either side, in front and behind,
    standing on sharp-horned, sharp-hoofed fierce buffaloes,
    four yama demons – white, yellow, red, and black-
    each horribly wrathful with buffalo face,
    one leg stretched, the other drawn in,
    striking an extremely arrogant pose,
    all garbed in graveyard array,
    open-minded, eyeballs wholly red,
    hailed as vajra thunderbolts
    in their destruction of hindrance and obstruction.
    You too, discharge your deeds,
    peaceful, wrathful, powerful, or vast.

    To conclude;
    so long as I have not yet walked
    for living beings as vast as space
    upon the glorious land of Manjushri,
    famed on earth, severally praised by every Buddha,
    then for so long, I ask you Dharmaraja and entourage,
    who gladly and devotedly execute Yamantaka’s will,
    destroy the consort of darkness and his legions
    who strive to steal the jewel that is the true path!

  7. Pastor Niral Patel on May 12, 2016 at 2:32 am

    Thank you to Pastor Antoinette for this wonderful short, yet informative write up on the practice of Kalarupa. Manifesting over and over in multiple forms to help sentient beings, we can see that Manjushri embodies enlightened compassion, as do all the Buddhas.

    Here we see a form of Manjushri who is very wrathful in nature yet compassionate as well. The practice of Kalarupa is very powerful and I have found that the puja, performed correctly, really has a lot of benefit for modern day practitioners.

    I remember clearly, when i first began at Kechara House, i was invited to participate in the weekly Kalarupa pujas engaged in by the Dharma staff their. It was a surreal, as i did not actually have much experience of participating in pujas with full ritual before. Engaging in this puja has very powerful results in both our secular and spiritual lives.

    • Pastor Antoinette Kass on Jun 6, 2016 at 11:39 pm

      Dear Pastor Niral,

      I can confirm that Kalarupa has powerful results and we are most lucky to be connected to Kalarupa, Manjushri and all His emanations.

      Thank you for your kind comment.
      Pastor Antoinette

  8. chris chong on May 11, 2016 at 11:01 pm

    Dear Pastor Antoinette,

    Thank you for your extensive information on Kalarupa and his puja here. It is very informative and easy to understand. I had always been fascinated by his puja whenever i came across it in Puja House. I had heard many amazing stories about how it helped people with their problems especially those who are engaged in dharma works.

    From this article, I have learnt:

    1. Kalarupa is the protector of small scope Lamrim.

    2. He is the emanation of Manjushri, hence he can help us to gain wisdom and reduce our ego.

    3. His blessings is very good for those who are in dharma work or studying dharma. It can blesses their mind and remove inner obstacles to do dharma work.

    Humbly,
    Chris

    • Pastor Antoinette Kass on Jun 6, 2016 at 11:35 pm

      Dear Chris,

      Thank you for your kind comment and interest in Kalarupa. This powerful practice helps us also when we are doing retreat. Before any retreat, we do a Kalarupa Puja to clear obstacles and have a successful retreat.

      Humbly,
      Pastor Antoinette

  9. Sarah Yap on May 11, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    Thank you for this information filled article! I knew Kalarupa’s practice have a rich meaning behind the practice that goes all the way back to Buddha Shakyamuni’s era, but never could find much information about the practice online. Thank you very much for putting much effort to compile them here for people like me to read and gain knowledge.

    The images in the article is magnificent, especially the nathang is so beautiful.

    • Pastor Antoinette Kass on Jun 6, 2016 at 11:32 pm

      Dear Sarah,

      Thank you for your kind comment. We have also added the Puja text for Druchuma! I hope many will practice and benefit from this article.

      Pastor Antoinette

  10. Stella Cheang on May 11, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    I have always been fascinated by Kalarupa because He is frequently mentioned in Rinpoche’s teaching. This article so explicitly outline who is Kalarupa, His status within the ranks of Dharmapala, how He arose and most importantly His relations within the Gelug lineage.

    1. Kalarupa [Choegyal in Tibetan] is one of the emanations of Manjushri. Besides Kalarupa, Manjushri has also emanated as other Dharma Protectors like four-faced Mahakala and Dorje Shugden. Kalarupa has many names like Yama Dharmaraja, Lord of Death, King of the Law or Black Karma Yama.

    2. Kalarupa arose to protect the Yamantaka tantras and helps to subdue the afflictions that arise during our practice of the Yamantaka tantras. Four-Faced Mahakala is the protector of the Guhyasamaja and Chakrasamvara Tantras. While Dorje Shugden arose to be the special protector of Lama Tsongkhapa’s teachings on Emptiness.

    3. Kalarupa manifested with the face of a buffalo and alongside with his consort Tsamundi, surrounded by four male and four female Shinjes or Yamas, as part of Yamantaka’s entourage during the time when Buddha Shakyamuni manifested as Yamataka to counter the attacked of three hundred and sixty million devils who tried to stop Buddha.

    4. There are 3 forms of Kalarupa; i.e. Outer, Inner and Secret. Each has specific iconography that differentiate from another form.

    5. In 1373, Lama Tsongkhapa was advised by his teacher Dondrub Rinchen, to focus on the following Dharma Protectors: Vaisravana, Mahakala and Kalarupa. Kalarupa being the protector of the Small scope of the Lam Rim; practices for a better future life. Vaishravana also known as Dzambala is the protector of the Medium Scope; practitioner practices for individual liberation. And lastly, 6 Armed Mahakala, an emanation of Avalokiteshvara, is the protector of the Great Scope; practices to attain enlightenment in order to lead other beings to liberation and happiness.

    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Antoinette for this easy to understand article to increase our knowledge on Kalarupa.

    Humbly, bowing down,
    Stella Cheang

    • Pastor Antoinette Kass on Jun 6, 2016 at 11:26 pm

      Dear Stella,

      Thank you for your informative comment! It is amazing how Manjushri manifests in so many ways and only to benefit us!

      Kalarupa is for sure a very powerful practice! We also do usually a Kalarupa Puja before a retreat to clear obstacles and have a successful retreat.

      P. Antoinette

      • Stella Cheang on Jun 7, 2016 at 11:56 am

        Thank you Pastor Antoinette

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  • Joy Kam
    Saturday, Feb 25. 2017 02:12 AM
    **The Three Bodies of a Buddha**

    The primary manifestation of a fully enlightened being is called the Dharmakaya. “Dharma” means phenomenon, while “kaya” means body. Therefore, Dharmakaya refers to the primordial or true nature of phenomena which is beyond conceptual and dualistic thought. This manifestation is essentially the mind of a fully enlightened being, beyond appearance and sensory perception. This mind knows no limits or boundaries… more: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/blog/the-three-bodies-of-a-buddha
  • Joy Kam
    Saturday, Feb 25. 2017 02:10 AM
    ***Yangdup Wealth Puja 2017*** blog post is out.

    Find out why is the Yangdup Puja performed? How does wealth play a role in Buddhism? Isn’t Buddhism about letting go of one’s worldly attachments? Check out the fabulous pictures and videos here >>> http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/yangdup-wealth-puja-2017.html
  • Ben
    Saturday, Feb 25. 2017 01:56 AM
    For Pastor Shin – Are pujas more effective than prayers?
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  • Pastor Shin
    Saturday, Feb 25. 2017 01:29 AM
    By understanding Dorje Shugden’s enlightened nature, we realise that relying on him cannot lead us anywhere except for Enlightenment. Reciting any praise of Dorje Shugden on a daily basis reminds us of his attainments, and the type of being we are propitiating. It also serves as a reminder of the qualities we can attain as a result of relying on him, that his practice will help us to attain common and uncommon siddhis.

    http://www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/praise-of-dorje-shugdens-origins
  • Pastor Shin
    Saturday, Feb 25. 2017 01:28 AM
    Incense has been used as a traditional substance for offering since the birth of Buddhism. The first recorded instance of incense being used occurs in the story of Magadha Sangmo, whose impact can be seen across the ancient Buddhist world. The daughter of Suddatta, a layman and the Buddha’s primary patron, she herself was an ardent student of Buddha Shakyamuni. After marrying, she longed to see her Guru, the Buddha and offer dana. Climbing to the roof of her in-law’s house, she offered incense and a verse of invocation. The omniscient Buddha heard her prayers and arrived with his entire entourage, descending from the sky on a lion to fulfil her request.

    http://www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/incense-offering-prayers-to-dorje-shugden
  • Lin Mun
    Friday, Feb 24. 2017 09:37 PM
    John is so brave and compassionate. He risk his life to save the rabbit and that shows he appreciate live very much despite it is an animal. Eventhough he lives in the street to beg for food but he never forgets his 2 pets a dog and a rabbit. He takes care of his pets with whatever he begs. Inspiring to all of us to never take things for granted and not abuse animals.

    I am also proud with the Ireland government in taking action to punish the 18 year old man who abuse and tried to kill the rabbit. This will create the awareness to all that this is a cruel action and that laws will be imposed against these people.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/the-rabbit-in-the-river.html
  • Pastor Shin
    Thursday, Feb 23. 2017 11:29 PM
    What did they do to Geshe Thupten Lama?

    Geshe Thupten Lama was one of the pioneers who founded Tibetan schools in exile and served as a school teacher from 1963 to 1994 for which he received high commendations from the Tibetan exile government. Shocking what they did to this old erudite master Geshe Thupten Lama after serving them for years.

    Read more: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=119404
  • Joy Kam
    Thursday, Feb 23. 2017 10:41 PM
    >>>Who is Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen?<<<
    Dear sincere dharma students around the world and friends, After the great master, meditator, teacher, logician, yogi, siddha and erudite scholar Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen was ‘eliminated’ by the government of the 5th Dalai Lama over three hundred years ago in Tibet, his reincarnation line was banned. That does not mean he stopped reincarnating as he continued in a string of high and beneficial lamas until present day, although he was not allowed to use his title and name. He has his main mind incarnation and many of his body, speech and activity incarnations also. His reincarnations certainly continued as confirmed by great beings such as Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche, Trijang Rinpoche, Panchen Rinpoche, Scholar Lobsang Tamdin, etc. Read more… http://www.dorjeshugden.org/blog/who-is-tulku-drakpa-gyeltsen
  • Alice Tay
    Thursday, Feb 23. 2017 09:38 PM
    After been rejected for so many years, many scientists like Seoul National University finally confirmed the existence of meridians. It’s a piece of glad news which may help the people especially the treatments like acupuncture is based on meridians and energy channels.

    Life is full of challenges and commitments. This is not easy for everyone has immediate lifestyle changes to maintain a healthy balance for eating and living. Therefore, this wonderful news is really bring benefits to others especially those are really need for acupuncture or similar treatments which are caused by nadis blockages and etc.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this nice sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/science-finally-proves-meridians-exist.html
  • Lin Mun
    Thursday, Feb 23. 2017 09:21 PM
    Thank you Pastor Seng Piow for sharing another miracle story of Rinpoche and Dorje Shugden. As long as we have full trust in Dorje Shugden, he will assist us to clear our obstacles and challenges.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/mother-and-son-saved-by-tsem-rinpoche-and-dorje-shugden.html
  • Yeo Kwai Gin
    Thursday, Feb 23. 2017 09:02 PM
    感恩仁波切的分享这殊胜的一天的文章 !

    我是多么的幸运, 拥有此机缘和福份, 参与这殊胜的一天。很感恩郭月谊讲法师和一班佛友, 日夜的筹备,让当晚的活动顺利和圆满的完成 !

    在这殊胜的法会,大家有幸的得到各种加持, 如触摸加持的金泽八吉祥,迎请加持的正能量,增长好的因素如内在和外在的财富,寿命等等。大家还有幸的可以品尝已加持特制的坚果饭, 乳酪和奶茶。那是多么的有福气啊!希望将来的每一年,大家可以再次的参与,还有携带家人和亲戚朋友到来, 也让他们得到金泽的加持 !

    愿上师詹仁波切健康,长寿,吉祥如意, 克切拉禅修林的工程尽快完成, 佛法传播到世界每一个角落 !

    感恩合十
    YEO KWAI GIN

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/yangdup-wealth-puja-2017.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Feb 23. 2017 07:14 PM
    Beautiful image of Vajrayogini indeed with shimmering jewels offered to her. Its so nice of this lady Ms Wahyu of her painting of Vajrayogini to our previous Rinpoche whom she have not met before.Vajrayogini’s practice is very powerful to start now making offerings and to be connected .we will then gain a great amount of merits.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this beautiful painting of Vajrayogini.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/shimmering-vajrayogini-from-ms-wahyu.html#comment-736083
  • Lin Mun
    Wednesday, Feb 22. 2017 10:18 PM
    Mwalua is truly a very compassionate person. Not many would want to trouble themselves or even risk their live to bring water to these animals. He has such a big heart towards living beings and the importance of life.

    Angie Brown, Cher Callaway and Tami Calliope are also very generous and kind person. They help him to raise fund so he can continue with his action to save the animals.

    I hope Mwalua will receive continuous help from all kind donors so animals don’t have to suffer.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/he-is-super-compassionate.html
  • Alice Tay
    Wednesday, Feb 22. 2017 10:05 PM
    Heartwarming message from Mwalua, who is so compassionate and empathetic:
    “There is completely no water, so the animals are depending on humans,” Mwalua tells The Dodo. “If we don’t help them, they will die.”

    Mwalua fully aware that the wildlife will definitely die without the water. Furthermore, only humans can help the animals. He is able to let go of his stress and laziness just to deliver the water patiently and passionately. Many wildlife have been saved due to his kind actions. Furthermore, he visited local schools and hope to bring awareness to the children so that when they grow up they can protect the wildlife as one of their legacies.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing. This is a good example of loving kindness and compassion to inspire us to greater loving kindness and compassion.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/he-is-super-compassionate.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Wednesday, Feb 22. 2017 05:02 PM
    By being a good example ourselves, we can be a more effective campaigner for the helpless animals. I believe that when we want to stand for something, the most powerful words that speak for us is our action. It is inconsistent when one campaigns for the rescued or stray dogs and ask for donations to feed them but consume chicken and seafood and pork and beef. There is no difference between these animals, they all have feelings and fear for pain. So, here’s a picture of the dogs all trapped in a cramped cage where chicken, sea animals, pigs, and cows are in same or worse conditions waiting to be slaughtered. If you feel for these poor dogs, please spare a thought for the other meat on your plate too. Thank you, Rinpoche for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/blog-it-tweet-it-facebook-it-again-and-again-pleeeeeeease.html

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February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
2 weeks ago
February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
Click on the picture to enlarge and see what Suzy from Hawaii commented on the Dorje Shugden issue after much research. She is very candid and honest. Refreshing. Original is posted here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4
2 weeks ago
Click on the picture to enlarge and see what Suzy from Hawaii commented on the Dorje Shugden issue after much research. She is very candid and honest. Refreshing. Original is posted here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4
This is a good one to read
4 weeks ago
This is a good one to read
Mumu is silly and cute and funny
4 weeks ago
Mumu is silly and cute and funny
Mumu\'s hair is messy and he looks funny
4 weeks ago
Mumu's hair is messy and he looks funny
I am in the process of creating beautiful Dorje Shugden and Kechara Forest Retreat watches at this time. So we can take precious protector and Kechara Forest Retreat wherever we go and be blessed everytime we see what time it is. 
I am perfecting the designs with a great team and will update when done but these are just some samples that arrived. 
Feast your eyes! 

Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
I am in the process of creating beautiful Dorje Shugden and Kechara Forest Retreat watches at this time. So we can take precious protector and Kechara Forest Retreat wherever we go and be blessed everytime we see what time it is. I am perfecting the designs with a great team and will update when done but these are just some samples that arrived. Feast your eyes! Tsem Rinpoche
                        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.
3 months ago
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
5 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
5 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...
5 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
6 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
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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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