Transcript: Wealth Vases

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Dear students and friends,

I would like to share with you a talk about wealth vases which I gave a few years ago. It was recently transcribed. Wealth vases are very auspicious to have. They are powerful in attracting energies of wealth and increase… and are especially effective if you want to increase both inner and outer wealth. Inner wealth relates to the wealth of spiritual attainments and outer wealth relates to material wealth, financial support etc.

Wealth vases are very powerful and effective because of the way they are made. These vases are specially made by monks from the monasteries. They contain energies of the wealth deity Dzambala, and precious items such as relics from high Lamas, holy items, precious stones, an image of a wealth deity, the five natural elements and mantras.

Kechara Paradise (KP) carries them and the KP staff shared that many people love to invite wealth vases back to their homes and offices… some even invite two!

What I’ve described above is just a small description about wealth vases, do watch the video before for more explanation about wealth vases.

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

 


 

Wealth Vases – Transcript

A teaching by Tsem Rinpoche

Transcribed by JW
Proofread by Lily and Yee Ling

 

I’m going to give a short talk on wealth vases because everybody will be interested in that and I’ll give a more extensive one, when I, very soon because our center wants to make a wealth vase and a wealth cabinet, and what’s that about? So I’m going to talk about it more but I’m going to talk about a little bit for the write-up and then from the next talk you guys can extend. So when we have talks on the wealth vase and the wealth cabinet, all the writers, please be there. 

Wealth vases. India, the home of Buddhism, Lord Buddha, the birthplace, is very lush, is very big and it hits many climates, and it’s…you know, north and south of the equator. It’s very vast. It’s filled with very, very interesting environments and a spectacular array of natural jewels, you know like mountains in the north and lakes and deserts and forests and it’s very rich. So everything natural, minerals and jewels and whatever you want and wood and…and spices, you can get from India and India to people in the east in the past, still is, is like a jewel or the pearl of the orient, and then China was the same thing on the other side but India is the focus here because it is the birth of where Lord Buddha decided to take rebirth in this world.

So therefore, everything you want to offer to the Buddhas, everything you want to construct temples, everything you need, you know, and then there is so many rich merchants in India and during Buddha’s time so many wealthy merchants because India had so much! It’s just everything you can sell. You know, everything and anything and everything was just… it’s like China you know, everything you have and the forests are rich, the animals, the fauna, the flowers, the spices, the herbs, the minerals, the gold, the jewels, whatever you want. So to make offerings or to create temples or to get sponsors or anything you want in India, it was very, very easy and India is a very spiritual nation, very, very spiritual. That is why all wonderful religions of the world coexist in India so well because they respect each other so well. They have deep rooted in religion. They’re born from it. They live in it and die in it and that’s Indians and Indians have influenced the east and now the west with their spiritualism.

And Tibetan Buddhism is not Tibetan Buddhism. Tibetan Buddhism comes from India. It’s Indian Buddhism. So therefore, when the great Indian panditas, p-a-n-d-i-t-a-s, pandits, or those are scholars, and meditation masters were invited to Tibet, Tibet was seen as a barren, harsh, freezing cold. You know, very, very far away, barbaric, backward country and at that time, it was. It was, I mean people did not bathe. Some people did not bathe their whole lifetime. There are people in Tibet now that don’t bathe their whole life. Their whole life can you believe that? Some parts of Tibet once a year they bathe. In fact I have a monk in my house I used to tease him because he used to take a bath once every 2 weeks you know, towards the end of 2 weeks with respect he was a little…I wish the 2 weeks were there, up already you know, and anyways, so I joke at one time I said “You know, don’t you think you’re…” because in his part of Tibet I know they bathe once a year so I thought I’d be a little bitchy this way, because he’s an older monk so I don’t want to be really rude you know, I know there are people I’m nice to too. 

Anyways, I said “Ehh, Gen Nyima” that’s his name, you know, “Don’t you think you’re bathing a little too much, every two weeks?” He said, “Yeah actually, in my part of Tibet they bathe once a year!” and I was like (Rinpoche rolls his eyes) and I didn’t know until he told me I was like “Yeah, you are bathing a lot” He said “You know I am washing all my merits away.” So then we have to use another tactic…like…I don’t know. Anyways, it’s like that.

So for the Indians who are cultured, mannered, scholastic, advanced, art, science, music, dance, everything and anything, Indians, to them when they look at the Tibetans they’re like “No thank you” and then when the Tibetans looked at the Indians, they were like, I’m not kidding, they’re in awe. To this day, to this day, Tibetans still call India “Phagpe Ge Yue”.  Yue means place, Phagpa or Phagpe means what, the land of the Aryas, the land of the Aryas. Aryas means people who are advanced and out of samsara. Tibetans till this day call India, Phagpe Ge Yue. When Kensur Rinpoche gives teachings, he always refers to India as Phag Yue, means the land of the Aryas. 

Everything, even our, everything, a lot of it came from India and then our country is influenced by India, very much by China, very much by Mongolia. In our country there is a short term saying, the best food comes from China, the upper class in Tibet, all culinary skills came from China, the way of eating, the bowls, the chopsticks, the sitting because Tibetans they don’t even use their hands, they just eat, you know. So all this came from China which was another incredibly advanced nation for us where we looked to…that way we’re like “Ohh”, we look at that way we’re like “Ohh”, we look at ourselves and go “Oh.” And yes, Mongolia, China has the best food, Mongolia has the best clothes. Tibetan clothes is based on Mongolian royalty and then the best religion, India. So this is…this is what we were surrounded by, all right? 

You…hoo…, I want to go to my room, I have that book, Buddhism book and then you open up there is the dak—lady in Tara posture and Vajrayogini posture, do you remember that? Okay, on my desk there is 4-5 picture book, bring it all here make it easy. You know Seng Piow? Oh. Oh good, I’m glad somebody’s alert. Just to sidetrack a little bit, I found this beautiful picture for Kandarohi. These are beautiful, beautiful Nepalese girls in Tara posture doing rituals, sitting as posture as Tara. Beautiful Nepali girls in the form of Vajrayogini, in Indra Kacho, another form of Vajrayogini. Look at that. I know where Zahir is going after this. He is going to run to Nepal to the costume shop, “I’m getting the exact same outfit for Halloween!” Isn’t that fabulous? Look at that, aren’t they beautiful? Yeah. We can look at these after you put it there, all right? You can take a lookie-lookie after. Aren’t you excited? And it’s a dance. (Rinpoche gasps)

So when the masters came to Tibet, getting sponsors was not very easy because you know Tibetans didn’t have money and they bartered with yak meat, dried cheese, you know, dung, you know yogurts and milk, that was their wealth – animals, yaks and you know, that’s all they had and then to teach them the Dharma they’re like “Oh” I mean, they’re nomads, you know, and…and it’s very difficult and to build things, to get things, everything was so difficult. So the system of offerings that developed in Tibet was very unique of Tibet for a barren country at that time. You had to travel for miles to get water and then the forests, yes there were forests, but it was not like the forests in India. You know, 9 months  out of the year you can forget about forests, you go in there either you’ll be kidnapped by the Yeti or you die in the snow. Those are not very easy you know where it’s opposite.

So the great masters of India who had plenty of sponsors, plenty of resources and materials to build temples, to materials for monks and food and necessities and whatever they need for the Dharma to grow was very easy in India, but it was not like that in Tibet. So when the Tibetan…when the Indian masters came to Tibet, they just took one look and out of their great compassion they stayed. They stayed because for us, we go to some place that is not fun we “See you later!” and the one great master that stayed was Lama Atisha, Dipamkara Srijana Atisha. You just call him Atisha it’s good enough, all right?

Atisha was a great, great master form Bodhgaya Monastery, from Bodhgaya itself and he had received permission from the abbot at the request of the king of the Tibet, Yeshe Od, O-D, Yeshe Od, that’s how they spell it and Yeshe is Y-E-S-H-E, King Gyalwa Yeshe Od means King Yeshe Od, Emperor Yeshe Od and he was requested to come to Tibet, to make a long story short because there’s a big story about that and when he came to Tibet, things were very difficult. You know, getting resources, getting water and you know camping out in tents and sponsors and materials to build statues and knowledge. It was so difficult. So Lama Atisha was so kind. He prayed to his goddess Tara and he invoked upon her and he asked her for help. And Tara, the great goddess Tara manifested the Yidam, manifested, this Yidam manifested to Atisha daily all the time and spoke to him directly, back and forth as we speak to each other. She was his tutelary deity. She was his mother. She was his Guru. She was his guide. She was everything to him. She was his Buddha and he became one with her. So in any case, she, through her beautiful divine inspiration, he developed the wealth vase and what the wealth vase is, is drawing upon the 5 elemental energies that are available on this planet which is the basis and the source of all materials physical, which money, wealth, jewels, everything is made of it. If you break all material things up, it’s actually those 5 what….what do I call that, components, elements, the 5 elements, exactly.

And so, they contain the 5 elements and they contain the mantra, the image, offerings of that particular deity and they contain special ingredients such as high lamas’ robes and monks’ clothes or special blessed holy items like sand and tree barks or whatever or dirt from Bodhgaya, or relics from high lamas such as His Holiness the Dalai Lama, His Holiness the Panchen Lama, His Holiness Trijang Dorje Chang, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche etcetera, and then these elemental items. Now we’ll use Dzambala as an example. There are 5 main forms of Dzambala –  red, white, yellow, green and blue and they represent the 5 elements. They represent the 5 Dhyani Buddhas. They represent the 5 aggregates transformed into enlightened energy.

So the 5 types of Dzambalas are combined and their images, and their mantras, and their mandalas are formed inside the wealth vase, along with representations of the 5 elements of the planet and wealth of the planet. So little bits of pearl, little bits of gold, little bits of silver, of mercury, different jewelries, rubies, whatever you can afford, sapphires and put it inside and then these are contained. These are done by monks who have finished the Yamantaka retreat, received Yamantaka, have done the retreat and have kept up the practice of Yamantaka every single day in order to dispel negative energy, and have received, preferably, have received the Dzambala initiation and Dzambala practice and then they go and get the ingredients, clean, free of impurities and from sources that are not from robbery or prostitution or killing and murder and then they bring it together and they have a puja. In the puja they set up beautiful offerings, tormas, food items. They set up beautiful water. They set up beautiful flowers and incense and light and music and then they chant the holy verses invoking upon Dzambala’s energy and asking Dzambala to enter these items and then Dzambala enters these holy items and then after that puja’s done then they put these items into a wealth vase in specific directions according to the different Dzambalas, like a mandala. So the whole wealth vase contains the mandala, the living energy of Lord Dzambala.

Then it is with mantra and ritual, sealed so when you do this you don’t talk, you don’t “Hey you know, how’s your dog, you know my dog isn’t eating too well so I gave him chicken soup instead”, you know you don’t just keep talking, you recite mantras Om Dzambala Zalendraye Soha and you do meditation.  You do meditations. You are Dzambala and your environment is Dzambala and your mantra and your sound is Dzambala, and you’re doing this that whoever touches and sees and has anything to do with these vases, even the word poverty is eliminated and may they gain compassion, and then you seal these up with 5 colors, and when it’s sealed with 5 colors it represents the 5 elements sealed in and then again the…the vases are put on to an altar. You invite holy monks, high lamas who will again do the ritual to seal and invoke the energy of Lama Dzambala and to directly go inside and this one the energy is specifically to increase knowledge, wisdom, patience, effort, increase generosity.

So this wealth vase, people will own it, people who perpetuate, people who pray, people who keep it well, this wealth vase will help you to gain the inner jewels and then on the outer level when you keep the wealth vase and you do the proper rituals and prayers, it will help you to overcome obstacles, to work, to finances, to money, to jobs, opportunity, education, growth, life, sickness, premature death. So for families, it’s wonderful, for people, individuals, wonderful, for factories.

And so these wealth vases were made and combined, why? For a very barren, hard to get resources country, that they needed money and resources and people to grow, it’s very practical. And in Tibet it was very hard. The Lama Atisha developed these great wealth vases for us, this great Indian Guru, and from then the wealth vases flourished in Tibet and then they were made specifically for the Dharma and the monasteries because monasteries were very difficult. Monks were not allowed to work in the fields, why? Cannot kill insects and animals. Monks are not allowed to do trading. Monks are not allowed to do business so there was no income for monks, and then Tibet didn’t have this consciousness of making offerings to monks at that time because Buddhism is new. So there was no generous sponsors like in India where they will take care of the monks. The monks themselves cannot work. They put them in a very precarious situation of survival but Lama Atisha put these beautiful wealth vases in which attracted necessary help, energy, money, sponsors, resources, and it made the monasteries grow. 

Every single Tibetan monastery, every single one, will have a wealth vase or two in their monastery, and wealth vases can be White Dzambala, Yellow Dzambala, Four Faced Mahakala, White Mahakala. It can be Tara wealth vases. It goes on and on. There are many, many types and they originally stem from Lama Atisha. So when they’re put inside and then we make a wealth vase cabinet which I will not talk about today because it won’t affect you guys right now, We’ll make a wealth vase cabinet and the offerings, I’ll talk about another time. You’ll love it. You guys are gonna love it. You’re gonna say “Oh my god! I want my own little wealth vase closet.” You’re gonna love it; they bring incredible health, wealth and what you need. They really fulfill wishes, it’s not, I’ll tell you this personally it’s not a joke.

Many, many years ago, 6-7 years ago, when I was having tremendous financial problems, difficulties and obstacles and stuff, I went to see the oracle and the oracle told me directly, make a wealth vase and make a wealth cabinet and what you wish for will come true. Sure enough, sure enough, my god, and at that time I was living on 500 rupees a month and I was starving. You should see pictures of me when I first came to Malaysia. I look skinnier than Tashi. Tashi would look fat next to me and it wasn’t because I was, you know it’s like metabolism, I wasn’t getting any food. I didn’t have any food. I lived for years with no sponsors; I live for years in the monasteries starving, before I became a Rinpoche, many years. I literally every single day I ate tsampa which is Tibetan barley flour and I mixed it with tea if I can afford to buy it and just eat that and the leftovers I gave to birds and then some I make a few to offer to the deities at my altar. I literally starved to death. You know I had very little money, very, very little but I didn’t mind because I didn’t go to India for money. 

I lived life for many, many years and travelling back and all that was very big….when there was teachings from His Holiness getting the money together to travel to north India it was very far, it was a huge obstacle. I’m not complaining and I’m not bragging. It’s just a fact and so when I put the wealth vase in, I see tremendous difference, tremendous and not only was I able to get sponsorship and help for myself, I was able to get sponsorship and help for the local hospital, 2 hospitals; Tibetan and western. For the local government there, I was able to help with the local Indians. I was able to help with the schools. I was able to help 3 schools. I was able to help building schools. I was able to help in the monastery itself and I was…I myself was the cause of sponsorship for over 350 monks, every month 500 rupees would come to me for per monk. So every month I’ll offer 500 rupees to very poor monks and tuberculosis. I was a very big sponsor for tuberculosis, monks who had tuberculosis and they couldn’t afford the medicine. I had to sponsor that. I’ve found sponsors for that and after the wealth vase, all these things grew.

So what I saw was, my Dharma grew because of it. I was able to do more for others. The wealth vases do work if we treasure them. They’re not ordinary and the wealth vases that we have in Kechara Paradise are not commercial. They’re not arbitrarily ordered in Nepal by a bunch of people I’ve never seen or heard.  Those wealth vases, the vase itself was ordered from Taiwan because they had that already. It was beautiful and I ordered it. I had to find sponsorship for that and the ingredients themselves I myself gathered together with Chia and a few other people, and I myself spent weeks and weeks wrapping and preparing each one, because we made about 500. After it was wrapped and prepared and then sealed, I had to seal each one with mantras and prayers, my Guru Kensur Rinpoche was in town, His Eminence Kensur Rinpoche at that time was in his mid 70s, came to my house in Singapore, I was staying in Singapore, and I had pictures of this, it’s beautiful and we laid it out and Rinpoche did 1 full day of Dzambala pujas to energize those vases.

So those vases, small and big, doesn’t matter. I made 2 sizes, why? Some people’s houses are smaller in Singapore. They’re exactly the same thing. Those vases I made and I put together and I sealed and wrapped and blessed, more importantly by Kensur Rinpoche, one of the greatest living Buddhist masters of this century, and so I, and they were originally raised for what? They were left there to be raised, to be used for raising funds for the debate hall that was being built in the monastery, which is they’re still asking me for funds on that because I had a very big debate hall that it is being made in the monastery and they don’t have enough money, they sent me a letter recently for help.

Anyway those vases were made to raise funds for that and so I’ve donated them to DMT and I told them that, what did I say? 25% of the profits goes to DMT for its upkeep, and then the 75% what? Yes, for Kensur Rinpoche? No for the monastery, for the monastery. So I’ve already donated all those up and I plan on making more wealth vases in the future of different protectors and different deities in the monasteries and I will have great monks doing it. Great. So those wealth vases can be bought by individuals to be kept in our house but they are not to be touched with our bare hand. They should be touched with a khata or clean cloth and they should be kept in a base, with the glass covering over it. They can be kept in our office. They can be kept in our rooms, on our shrine. They can be kept in the living room. They can be kept anywhere and you can make offerings in front of them because they have the energy, the properties and the power of the 5 Dzambalas in them, 5 Dzambalas. And so it will be better even if we make a wealth vase for, wealth cabinet for them, but we are not able to do that in all our houses, difficult. So I’m going to make one at the center where we can have our combined resources to do it in the future.

In any case, maintenance of them is very simple. Keep them in a clean place. You can move them anytime you want. You can place them however you like. You can place them anywhere you like, anywhere but the toilet and they’re very powerful,. They’re very blessed and they’re the collective energies of Dzambala, all right? Any questions about vases, and Dzambala vases, any questions please. 

Isn’t that fabulous? How do you feel about that, Kandarohi? A small one or a big one? Well, pick one, quick. You want the big one, right? Yes, they have bigger Dzambalas inside. He’s right. Oh you’re tricking me again. Okay, an easier question for Kandarohi is what haven’t you reserved in the Dharma stores, that would be easier, right? Yes. They make great gifts, imagine, your best friend’s birthday, a Dzambala vase and I’m not kidding, they’re very precious. They’re very precious because they’re not commercial. I am so sorry to say this some places that create it commercially, they are not. They were made by me. They were made by Kensur Rinpoche. They were blessed by him,  oh fabulous. 

So what we need to do is please keep a note down, Jenny, is I need you to pass, I need you to pass the picture of Kensur Rinpoche in front of them, blessing it. We can keep that in the shop nearby, why? It’s not show off to sell. It is to show people that it is genuine so people feel happier.  A high lama like that blessed it. Isn’t that fabulous? Don’t forget, we got to get that from my picture collection. I might have that on my documents, you can ask Seng Piow, you know under high lama pictures or it might be in my picture pile so you can have Tashi to look for it. Good luck. 

Someone asked a question…

Well, depends on how many you make because okay, the ones we took about a month, took about a month. It was a lot of work and in India, it is even nicer because they go to the shops and they buy little copper vases like that, and they paint it white and they paint the different insignias on it and it’s…I mean…it’s a little crude and rough but it just has a nice feeling and then I was thinking, 500 wealth vases, I paint, I was thinking “Ohhh, I ain’t the reincarnation of Andy Warhol here, forget it” so I ordered from Taiwan, it was ready made I’m like thank you very much! It was all painted and done so it look quite nice but if we order from the monasteries, they will paint it up to be quite nice, I was thinking I want to get more. Imagine Tara wealth vases? Oh god, grabby-grabby time! Zahir will be camping outside the day before KP opens, “I’m in line first!” couldn’t you see it? And then we’ll make like 21 Tara vases and there will only be 1 White Tara vase, everything else will be green. Yes. And Kandarohi will be like, she’ll be…she’ll be looking for ways to bribe Wan to get that one White Tara Wealth vase. You know how greedy these Indian people are! Oh my good—even if they’re born in Bahrain. Just kidding. Very spiritual person. Any questions about wealth vases? That should be enough for your little write-up. Good, good, we’re moving along fine, getting a lot of information.

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  1. Samfoonheei on Feb 26, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    Thank you for sharing and explanations on wealth vase.. They are powerful in attracting energies of wealth.and effective because of the way they are made by monks from the monasteries.
    Recently i have invited home a small wealth vase, my very first on Yangdup Wealth Puja Day 2017. Its very beautiful and auspicious wealth vase i just love and treasure it. Hoping that it will help me to increase my inner and outer wealth spiritually and materially.

  2. kb thapa on Apr 10, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    Wealth vases represent the wealth deities themselves and are incredibly powerful in attracting the energies of wealth and increase. They confer blessings for us to attain inner and outer wealth..

  3. Tsem Rinpoche on Feb 10, 2016 at 2:39 am

    Yes, you can keep this on your home altar, or in your office, factory, family area. It can be kept anywhere, but just keep it clean. Thank you.

    • Michael on Dec 4, 2016 at 6:00 am

      I have got a treasure vase. Can I dust the shelf it sits on and any external offerings even on inauspicious days? Also, do these vases need to be recharged, or once consecrated, are they good forever?

      • Pastor Niral Patel on Dec 4, 2016 at 4:25 pm

        Yes, you can dust and clean the shelf and offerings whenever you like, but please remember that the vase should never be touched with your bare hand. You can use a khata or a new and clean piece of cloth to move the vase to clean, if it is not in a casing. When vases are originally consecrated, they embodied the enlightened energies of attracting wealth. Although not necessary, you can have it consecrated again if you like, to strengthen the energy of the vase. Thank you.

        • Mike on Dec 4, 2016 at 7:36 pm

          Thank you for the quick reply. When it arrived several months ago, I touched it to put it on a high shelf. I do not touch it when cleaning. Is there anything I need to do if I touched it when placing it on the shelf?

          • Pastor Niral Patel on Dec 4, 2016 at 8:37 pm

            Dear Mike, this is fine as long as you are mindful in the future. You can purify the vase with a lit incense stick, which is waved over the vase in a clock-wise direction, while reciting “Om Ah Hum” at least three times, if you would like. This is the same methods for purifying offerings that we make on the altar as well.

          • Michael on Dec 5, 2016 at 4:19 am

            Dear Pastor Patel, when cleaning the shelf, I’m noticing an accumulation of what look like black poppy seeds on the shelf in front of the vase. It’s not dust and I am not sure where these are emaninating from. Has this ever been witnessed before? Many thanks for all your assistance.

          • pastor on Dec 5, 2016 at 11:27 am

            Dear Micheal, I have not come across anything along the lines of black poppy seed like things before near a wealth vase. Perhaps once you clean you can check a couple of days later.

  4. aleksandar on Feb 1, 2016 at 10:21 am

    can a keep this wealth wase on my home altar???

  5. Hee TS on Nov 25, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    謝謝仁波切對聚寶瓶的起源於一個明確的解釋和故事。其過程真的不容易,不愧为完美的禮物,自擁及送人的殊勝物。

  6. Pee Bee Chong on Sep 2, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, Thank you for the sharing. I have invited a
    Health Vase. May I increase both inner and outer wealth so that I can continue to learn and practising Buddhadharma sincerely and selflessly.

    • Pee Bee Chong on Sep 2, 2014 at 11:16 pm

      Sorry.. Wealth vase

  7. Pee Bee Chong on Aug 9, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for explanation.
    I invited a wealth vase at home. I hope to achieve inner wealth, wealth of spiritual attainments and outer wealth, wealth of material & financial support for me to continue my spiritual practices.
    Thank you Rinpoche

  8. Wan Wai Meng on Jul 3, 2014 at 1:22 am

    Wealth vase has a history amongst the Tibetans over one years of benefitting Tibetans and all who come across wealth vases.

  9. Bradley Kassian on Jul 1, 2014 at 7:10 am

    Thank You Rinpoche for a clear and precise explanation on these very holy items. 🙂

  10. Gopinath Ulaganathan on Jun 30, 2014 at 1:49 am

    Thank you rinpoche. In the neat future with your blessing and when i am financially stable I would love to invite this precious Vases to my Abode . My humbles Obesances to YOU dearest Guru Dev.

  11. stella on May 28, 2014 at 11:39 pm

    Ever since I laid eyes on wealth vases on display in the souvenir shop at KH, I was deeply intrigued by the purpose of such aesthetic object in a dharma shop. Little did I realize then that wealth vases were blessings for inner & outer wealth. Through RInpoche’s audio teaching and blog post, I came to understand the history of wealth vase, the benefits and the making that required a lot of effort. I was fortunate to be able to invite a white wealth vase home on Wesak Day. And I fold my palms wishing every of my dharma friends who wished to have a wealth vase will have the fortune to invite one home soon.

  12. Max Ong on May 16, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Thank you for sharing and teaching the information on wealth vase.
    I have one small wealth vase in my house living room. May I know how do I maintenance it? Should I offerings with flower, water or any others items? Kindly advice.

  13. stella on May 2, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    This is really a coincidence. I watched the portion on Wealth Vase from the DVD box set just this morning. And 2 of my volunteer classmates spoke about their personal experience after inviting the Wealth Vase today during our discussion just now. I am inspired to invite one home to increase both my inner & outer wealth.

    I would like to reach the next level both in my Dharma practice and in my work. _/|\_

    Thank You Rinpoche for introducing us the Wealth Vase, and may we all prospers and continue to contribute to the growth of Dharma.

  14. mitra on Apr 29, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    perfect gifts to invite wealth into the family. Wealth vase truely has it’s power to bring lots of good things that we need for our daily life especially for dharma.Dear Rinpoche Thank you for the teaching on wealth vase.

  15. Uncle Eddie on Apr 28, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    These wealth vases do work if we treasure them as written by Rinpoche. They are not ordinary and that the wealth vases that we had at Kechara are not commercial. They were each sealed with mantras and prayers with one full day of Dzambalas pujas done by Rinpoche to energize those vases. They can be kept anywhere in clean respectful places, and it is said you can also make offerings in front othem, because they are very powerful and very well blessed by Lord Dzambala with collective “energies” to bring outer and inner wealth. They make wonderful and meaningful gifts for friends and family members too!

  16. KYC on Apr 20, 2014 at 12:52 am

    The wealth vases sold in Kechara Paradise outlets are very beautiful, especially those decorated with pearls and crystals. Some are colourful and really stand out. They are great as gifts and can be placed in the house, on our altar or in the office. They bring outer and inner wealth. Everyone should try to obtain one.

  17. louise on Apr 18, 2014 at 10:43 am

    聚宝瓶, 我家里也有一个。

    我没有做生意,我在做佛法事业。我并没有特别的。。。生意特别好还是怎样的。。。。

    请聚宝瓶回家之后, 我发现家里比较和谐, 而且家里的每一位情绪也比较稳定。当我不在家要到外公干,我会特别的放心。因为,我在克切拉天堂看到很多客户的一些分享。

    我是一个非常爱家的人。 所以, 我觉得这就是聚宝瓶带给我最大的财富。

    谢谢。

  18. Low KHJB on Apr 16, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing on Wealth Vases.The first time ,I Invited a small wealth vase from a kechara road show , I was served by pastor Chea then, about four years back.
    About a year back I manage to upgrade it to the XL version,Thanks to a very generous 30% offer by Kechara Paradise.
    The wealth vase certainly looks magnificent after being placing it in a glass casing beside the main altar.
    I would like to thank the Kechara Paradise Team for making it so convenient to obtain such an valuable and auspicious item readily to the public.Highly recommended for any house or office to improve the feng shui for the occupants!

  19. Datuk May on Apr 16, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    My first wealth vase was a gift and at that time, I just admired it for its beauty and decorations. Since the teaching from Rinpoche, I realised the blessings from the wealth vase and had been giving them as gifts to friends to whom I wish great wealth both spiritually and materialistically.

    Buying a wealth vase from Kechara Paradise and gifting it away is very interesting as with every gift, there is an explanation and also how to take care of them.

    A wonderful gift for friend on their birthdays.

  20. Cliff on Apr 15, 2014 at 2:56 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for a clear explanation and story of how wealth vase were originated from and the process of making one. I’ve always been curious as to what was inside and would love to witness the process of making one, can’t believe it takes a month just to make one. I like the thought that it doesn’t only help to increase in ones wealth but also increase knowledge, wisdom, patience, effort and generosity. I think if people invite one into their homes just soley for the thought of increasing their wealth it loses the value of why we should invite one in the first place, its not a good motivation.

    It shouldn’t be used as a tool to feed our greed, but a representation of the potential that lies within us to learn and increase our knowledge, wisdom and patience and from there stems growth in our wealth both financial, spiritually and mentally. We can’t all be lazy and expect just from inviting one we can immediately get what we wish for. It is a holy item which a lot of effort has been put into making one that aids us in our lives to improve and grow and not just to be used as a cash cow.

  21. Julien Roth on Apr 14, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    I never really knew what wealth vases were, i thought they were just meant to make you rich. But that was just what i thought when i was younger. I never knew that they would have so much detail within them and that they meant so much. Thank you for sharing this information with us Rinpoche.

  22. Sean Wang on Apr 14, 2014 at 11:38 pm

    Thank you for sharing this info on Wealth Vases. They make perfect gifts to invite wealth into the family. I have one in around my dining area. It is highly recommended for it’s effectiveness!

  23. Casteven Lim (KH JB) on Apr 14, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    Wealth vases at Kechara Paradise is the Best Decoration items in our home hence the benefit we will get is as same with invited a Wealth Deity buddha statue to our home.

    From my personal experience, the wealth vase that invited from Kechara Paradise have help me a lot during my financial difficulty period hence i invited a Jumbo Wish Fulfilling wealth vase from Kechara Paradise again to my home… hehehe… I m much more greedy now…

    Thanks Rinpoche for such detail explanation to us to get to know more about wealth vases…

  24. Edwin Tan on Apr 14, 2014 at 6:45 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for the teaching on wealth vase.

    I have witnessed what it can do, especially to give us the wealth of Dharma knowledge.

    I have, under Rinpoche’s instructions, placed wealth vases on altar, in working areas, in safes, at home / house entrance. Almost everywhere. From 1 to 108.

    The wealth vases really help a lot.

    Thank you.

  25. Julia Tan on Apr 13, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    Yes.. Wealth vase truely has it’s power to bring lots of good things that we need for our daily life especially for dharma. I remember I invited my first wealth vase from KP Bangsar and was blessed by Rinpoche. I put it in my office and i offered it with more jewels. Now I have many wealth vases at home. I like to collect wealth vases. I offered them with crystals and pearls with the different design for every single one of them. I gave to friends as birthday gifts. I think nothing else is better than bringing them long term inner and outer wealth.

  26. Sharon Ong on Apr 13, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    A wealth vase is such a great gift idea. Last year, to celebrate my first year taking refuge under Rinpoche, I invited a small wealth vase from the gift shop in Wisdom Hall as a gift for my husband. I am truly amazed at its swift wish fulfilling properties. This is highly recommended for all!

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  • Alice Tay
    Sunday, Apr 30. 2017 12:16 AM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this and I was touched by this story very much. I personally think that this faithful dog must has very close karmic connection with its owner and it know that the owner is died. Furthermore, animals are very sensitive to our energies and mind states. So, if we are loving kindness and compassion, they can feel our love and care.

    As such, we must treat the animals like humans too. Not to harm them because humans can be reborn as animals and animals can be reborn as humans. We have to accept that humans and animals are interconnected and just like a family.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/faithful-dog-chases-deceased-owner.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Saturday, Apr 29. 2017 11:49 PM
    Spiritual practice is definitely much more than doing good for others. When we practice “spirituality” without religion and from our own understanding, how sure are we that we are on the right track? When we practice spiritual with the guide of religion, we will certain progress and much easily to attain higher levels. Thank you, Rinpoche for this teaching.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/can-we-just-be-spiritual-but-not-religious.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Saturday, Apr 29. 2017 10:56 PM
    When we truly love and care for another being like a family, whether this other being is a dog or cat, a child or a stranger, it will break our heart when it is gone. Many people may not be capable of this emotion towards a pet but as we evolved, we will realize we are capable to develop such feelings for animals. It is common in the west to have pets cemetery because of this reason. Thank you for this article, Rinpoche.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/why-losing-a-dog-can-be-harder-than-losing-a-relative-or-friend.html
  • Lin Mun
    Saturday, Apr 29. 2017 03:09 PM
    Interesting info and article about werewolves. I never knew about its origins and the various wolves existence until I read this. I have thus far know about werewolves only from the movies and the famous twilight show. But one thing I noticed from the articles is the gruesome manner in killing the person (or suspected werewolves). Some were cursed to be a werewolves. There just so much anger, violence and killing in the whole process, which probably the reason why werewolves are known to kill and hurt human and other animals.

    Anyway, whether we believe the existence of werewolf is true or not, I believe that there are other forms of beings in world. And we should not handle or deal with other beings with violence and anger.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/werewolves-the-shapeshifters.html#comment-744320
  • Lin Mun
    Friday, Apr 28. 2017 04:00 PM
    Everything we offer to Buddha is a form of mind transformation and practise our mind to be focus even when doing water offering. When pouring the water into the bowl we have to recite Om Ah Hum (3 times), think positively and pouring it slowly so it does not spill and leaving the space of a grain of rice before reaching the top. After offering we also have to clean the bowls properly without leaving stain. All this is to train our mind.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the many benefits and water offering in a simple to understand article.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/making-water-offerings-to-the-buddhas.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Apr 28. 2017 03:38 PM
    Trolls are assiociates as beings of Scandinavian folklore.A large number of different mythological creatures continue to live on in Scandinavian folklore.They have different shapes,habitat and filthy features . There are also numerous tales of trolls told and retold.Trolls are also believed to have the magigal powers, which were folktales ,posses capabilities that are beyond human .What ever it was a remnant of a long-lost reality for sure. I do believe that there’s a very high chance trolls had existed in the past.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing ,i do enjoyed all the stories in these article even though it just folk tales.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/the-hidden-nature-of-trolls.html
  • Jason
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 11:54 PM
    People always expect return on some contribution being done especially in charity events. When the return was under their expectations then they will feel sad or unhappy.
    As Rinpoche said, Dharma is a teachings to transform our mind to become bodicitta or selfless to benefit others without condition. Once we practiced selfless mind, our mind will not be affected by others people reaction.
    What will be my legacy? I think this is not really important to me anymore once I know Dharma teachings from Rinpoche.
    Thanks Datuk May for sharing to benefit more people.

    Jason

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/guest-contributors/what-will-be-your-legacy.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 08:56 PM
    Amazing miracles true story …of how Rinpoche helped. With Rinpoche blessing during the children baptismal ceremony,this little boy who had not spoken since 9 years old was able to speake again.Incredible….
    Chef Au truly believes been a vegetarian has help him to collects merits for his son.Rinpoche’s care and compassion has benefited many more people.Through these stories hope more people will be inspired to achieve the state of compassion and attainments.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Loh Seng Piow for this sharing.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-4.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 07:51 PM
    Having fully trust and faith in Rinpoche ,Fat monk’s mother was well again, after been diagnosed with cancerious tumour at the liver.
    Following instructions given by Rinpoche, his mother recited mantras and Fat monk did a series of pujas as told,his mother recovered then.
    Amazing……Miracles do happen.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Loh Seng Piow for sharing.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-3.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 05:27 PM
    We are no strangers to the creatures called Werewolves. They are often depicted as the Jekyll-and-Hyde-like monsters in movies who are unable to control their animal instincts when they shift from human form to a wolf-like creature, usually during the full moon. Together with the Vampires who can transform into bats, are my childhood imagery villains, who triggered my curiosity on mythical creatures during younger days. They still do, lol.

    It is gruesome to learn that real life werewolves are actually brutal even when they are in human forms. It is a far depict from the movies and fictions, where they are civil and level headed when in human form. I hope one day science or technology can provide more proves the existence of werewolves, and debunk the reason of this mystical shapeshifter.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/werewolves-the-shapeshifters.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 05:07 PM
    The miraculous power of Protectors’ practice can heal and shield us from negative karma from ripening. Through the blessings of our Guru, coupled with strong faith and trust, the practices will take effect swiftly and effectively. Rejoice to Steven Lee. May he be guided by the Three Jewels always. Thank you, Pastor Seng Piow for sharing the true story with us.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-10.html
  • Lin Mun
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 03:57 PM
    This is a very touching article. I totally agree that dog is a man’s best friend. They are always so loyal to the owner. However it is sad that not all pet owners are such. Some will only treat them literally as an animal and therefore do not take good care of them. Dogs or any other animals are beings that have feeling. There should not be neglected and be abused by us. This article reminds us to always care for all beings and respect them.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this heartwarming article.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/faithful-dog-chases-deceased-owner.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 02:21 PM
    Its a heartfelt touching article of this faithful dog.Cannot imagine this ,such a wonderful relationship between that dog and the deceased owner.The greatest fear dogs know is the fear that we will not come back for them That i noticed from observing from my pet poodle.In this case this faithful dog knew his owner won’t be back.
    Dogs are loyal, patient, fearless, forgiving, capable of pure love and have feelings too.He must have missed the owner badly that he wanted to accompany the owner all the way to the resting place.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing. May that faithful dog ,continue to serve and well taken, love by the other family members.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/faithful-dog-chases-deceased-owner.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 01:46 PM
    Werewolves are known to be mythical creatures found in fiction instead of lurking in the dark woods,In various parts of the world there were few cases who have gone down in history as real life werewolves Interesting to read it from these post..How far it was true or just legends.,no one really know . Many myths and legends surrounding werewolves .To become a werewolf, it is necessary to be bitten by a werewolf in their form at the time of the full moon. Thats what all of us knew from the movies and from fiction told. Reports of werewolf sightings continued even till this century but mostly in between 1428 and 1447 .The most recent sighting of werewolf sightings in 1972. was in Ohio .but eventually subsided .
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these interesting article which i do enjoyed reading it,
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/werewolves-the-shapeshifters.html

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 It is so wonderful to be kind to people, be caring, feed them, make sure they are healthy and share dharma if they are interested with them for their future. But simply to be nice to others is worth getting up and being alive...otherwise why be alive to hurt/use/distrust and hate others? No point living that way..must change that..... It is nice to live our lives to benefit others and be patient even if we have been hurt before because by caring we can heal the hurt and \'defeat\' the ones that hurt us because we don\'t become bitter..... Tsem Rinpoche
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It is so wonderful to be kind to people, be caring, feed them, make sure they are healthy and share dharma if they are interested with them for their future. But simply to be nice to others is worth getting up and being alive...otherwise why be alive to hurt/use/distrust and hate others? No point living that way..must change that..... It is nice to live our lives to benefit others and be patient even if we have been hurt before because by caring we can heal the hurt and 'defeat' the ones that hurt us because we don't become bitter..... Tsem Rinpoche
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Thank you Buddhist Pastor Chia for sharing your story on how you met His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche over 20 years ago. We can learn much from your story.~Admin  Please read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116928
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Thank you Buddhist Pastor Chia for sharing your story on how you met His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche over 20 years ago. We can learn much from your story.~Admin Please read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116928
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Mumu boy is incredibly photogenic. He is beyond cute. Tsem Rinpoche
 (left to right) Rabten Tulku, Gonsar Rinpoche, Gyume Kensur Rinpoche, Trijang Rinpoche, H.H. Gaden Trisur Rinpoche (France)
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(left to right) Rabten Tulku, Gonsar Rinpoche, Gyume Kensur Rinpoche, Trijang Rinpoche, H.H. Gaden Trisur Rinpoche (France)
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Beautiful 200 roses arrived today for me as a gift from Su Ming. Very kind and thoughtful of her as usual. Tsem Rinpoche
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It's good to be with kind and sincere people.
If we are kind, we lose less of ourselves-Tsem Rinpoche
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If we are kind, we lose less of ourselves-Tsem Rinpoche
My Mumu boy didn\'t want to eat. Eating is not one of his favorite activities throughout his life. So I talked to him to let him know why he needs to eat and keep his strength up when this photo was taken. He was listening intently and after my talk with him, he ate. Tsem Rinpoche
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My Mumu boy didn't want to eat. Eating is not one of his favorite activities throughout his life. So I talked to him to let him know why he needs to eat and keep his strength up when this photo was taken. He was listening intently and after my talk with him, he ate. Tsem Rinpoche
This is so true. Click to enlarge and understand more about unpleasant people.
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This is so true. Click to enlarge and understand more about unpleasant people.
This mahasiddha Kukkuripa is easy to identify as he is accompanied by a small dog whom he loved very much.
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This mahasiddha Kukkuripa is easy to identify as he is accompanied by a small dog whom he loved very much.
Mumu taking a rest in the turquoise room. Over the years, I always feel very satisfied when I see him covered with a blanket, safe and sleeping. I always wanted to make sure he was safe from harm, illness and distress. I wanted him to have a happy and loved life. Tsem Rinpoche
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Mumu taking a rest in the turquoise room. Over the years, I always feel very satisfied when I see him covered with a blanket, safe and sleeping. I always wanted to make sure he was safe from harm, illness and distress. I wanted him to have a happy and loved life. Tsem Rinpoche
I wrapped my little Mumu boy up in my blanket and propped him up on my bed. He didn\'t move or wiggle and just looked at me. He is one funny entertaining little guy. Tsem Rinpoche
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I wrapped my little Mumu boy up in my blanket and propped him up on my bed. He didn't move or wiggle and just looked at me. He is one funny entertaining little guy. Tsem Rinpoche
March 2017-Coaxing my little Mumu boy to eat his meal. He was not well and therefore not hungry. Tsem Rinpoche
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March 2017-Coaxing my little Mumu boy to eat his meal. He was not well and therefore not hungry. Tsem Rinpoche
Click on picture to enlarge and see what Milarepa says. Profound.
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Click on picture to enlarge and see what Milarepa says. Profound.
We are always trying to get somewhere, try something new, find some friends, get some entertainment and in the end we end up in the same place. Time to really practice Dharma seriously and stop wasting time we don\'t have. ~Tsem Rinpoche
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We are always trying to get somewhere, try something new, find some friends, get some entertainment and in the end we end up in the same place. Time to really practice Dharma seriously and stop wasting time we don't have. ~Tsem Rinpoche
March 20, 2017-Mumu is just so adorable with his bright eyes.
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March 20, 2017-Mumu is just so adorable with his bright eyes.
More and more people inviting Lord Dorje Shugden home to connect with on their shrines. I am so happy to see this as it will benefit them and their families so much. That is the purpose to be alive which is to benefit others as much as possible. Tsem Rinpoche
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More and more people inviting Lord Dorje Shugden home to connect with on their shrines. I am so happy to see this as it will benefit them and their families so much. That is the purpose to be alive which is to benefit others as much as possible. Tsem Rinpoche
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
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His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
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His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
The Japanese are very innovative. Tsem Rinpoche
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The Japanese are very innovative. Tsem Rinpoche
Read this as it will be interesting
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Read this as it will be interesting
Recite this before any meal or drinks for blessings of abundance. Tsem Rinpoche
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Recite this before any meal or drinks for blessings of abundance. Tsem Rinpoche
This sacred statue of Buddha is in Nepal brought originally from Tibet and has spoken on many occasions. Very blessed to see this holy image and keep a picture...bless you always. Tsem Rinpoche
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This sacred statue of Buddha is in Nepal brought originally from Tibet and has spoken on many occasions. Very blessed to see this holy image and keep a picture...bless you always. Tsem Rinpoche
I love Mumu boy tremendously. We went through so much together for so many years. You are a great being to be with. Tsem Rinpoche
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I love Mumu boy tremendously. We went through so much together for so many years. You are a great being to be with. Tsem Rinpoche
Dear everyone, I am sharing this beautiful and modern altar to Dorje Shugden in Malaysia. I am glad to see more and more people creating sacred spaces. Tsem Rinpoche
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Dear everyone, I am sharing this beautiful and modern altar to Dorje Shugden in Malaysia. I am glad to see more and more people creating sacred spaces. Tsem Rinpoche
Lhamo Karmo, a female buddha form visualized above the crown of one\'s head at the time of death, to encourage consciousness to leave the body via the crown aperture. From my book \"The Female Buddhas.\"- Glenn Mullin
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Lhamo Karmo, a female buddha form visualized above the crown of one's head at the time of death, to encourage consciousness to leave the body via the crown aperture. From my book "The Female Buddhas."- Glenn Mullin
The Tibetan female tulku Dorje Pakmo, from a fresco on the wall of the Dorje Pakmo monastery (Samding) in Tibet, near the Turquoise Lake. In Tibet the Dorje Pakmo was ranked with the Dalai Lama, Panchen Lama and Sakya Trizin as the four highest lamas in the country.-from Glenn Mullin
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The Tibetan female tulku Dorje Pakmo, from a fresco on the wall of the Dorje Pakmo monastery (Samding) in Tibet, near the Turquoise Lake. In Tibet the Dorje Pakmo was ranked with the Dalai Lama, Panchen Lama and Sakya Trizin as the four highest lamas in the country.-from Glenn Mullin
Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl checking out the scene..cute
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Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl checking out the scene..cute
My Dharma boy has such a cute expression here. He is a good boy!
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My Dharma boy has such a cute expression here. He is a good boy!
February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
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February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
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  • April 20, 2017 10:45
    Ronnie asked: Dear Rinpoche and Pastors, I'm studying abroad and very far away from home, seeking guidance and advice as I have no one else I can talk to about this. Please read with an open mind, I don't know where else to go for help. I'm pregnant and it's an unplanned pregnancy. I'm stuck between keeping it or letting it go. I'm young and having a child at my age in the society we live in now would be considered taboo. The father of the child thinks I should let it go because it may cause a setback to both our careers and cause major family issues. He thinks we aren't ready to raise a child especially since we're both still in university and his parents think badly of me even though they've never met me or tried to get to know me. I'm sure no one would ever have the heart to take away a heartbeat but it seems like it isn't the right time to have a child now and if we did go through with it, the child probably won't be able to have the best things life can offer looking at where we are now in terms of finance and maturity. I'm lost, confused and unsure what the right thing to do is now. Any advice at all would be helpful right now. Thank you so very much for taking time to read my story.
    pastor answered: Dear Ronnie, I’m sorry to read that you are going through this situation. I can understand that this situation is tough to go through. You are always more than welcome to come here to ask questions. May I suggest that you talk to either someone in your family or your friends to help you come to an appropriate solution? This is because, what you feel, what you are going through, will change from time to time and you would need someone to talk to, someone that you can lean on through this situation you are facing. Depending on where you are in the world, professional help can also be sought to help you make a decision, which will be the best option for you seeking help. From a Buddhist perspective, the taking of a life is not considered a positive act, therefore those on the Buddhist path, would normally abstain taking a life if possible. However, that being said, one must always weigh the decision oneself. Everything we do in life, necessarily involves karma both positive and negative. That is why Buddhists try to overcome samsara in general. Your situation is complicated because you are abroad, but if possible you should really open up to someone you are close to in order to help you through making this decision on a personal basis. When you talk to someone, whom you are able to express yourself more, you may able to come to better decision that is right for you. There may be other options open to you if you seek help. I personally know women who have been in similar situations. One of these women, let the child go and the other went through the pregnancy and then gave the child up for adoption. You may or may not have thought of this option, but it is one that could be open to you, depending on where in the world you are. Any decision we make in life, however big or small it may seem, has far reaching consequences whether in this life, or in future lives. This is just a part and parcel of life within samsara. However, we should weigh the decisions we make clearly given the situation we are in. We cannot always do this weighing ourselves, but need to talk about our options with others we can rely on such a friends, family or professionals. You should consider doing this, which will help you greatly emotionally, and may give you the grounding you need to make the correct decision for you. I hope this helps.
  • April 19, 2017 04:57
    Dongho asked: What is a nyung ne practice? According to Lama Zopa Rinpoche, it's a purification sadhana. However, what are the instructions for this? I'm guessing it's to Chenrezig, but how does it work? Also, from what I have read, Vajrasattva practice is only for broken vows while Akshobhya is for regular misdeeds. Does that mean one has to take the Akshobhya practice to purify bad karma from this life and previous instead of Vajrasattva? As for the purification practices, are some like Vajrasattva and Chenrezig only to purify the bad karma and let it come quickly or is it to prevent it from coming? I am confused in it. As for signs, I recited a mantra of White Yangchenma that a Sakya lama, Lama Kunga Thartse Rinpoche, gave me with the Sakya visualizations I read on, and after one mala, I heard some lady call my Korean name even though no one in my neighborhood knows of my name and my family members weren't in the area. What does this mean?
    pastor answered: Dear Dongho, Thank you for your questions, it’s nice to see you back here again. Nyung Ne practice is a purification practice that centres around Chenrezig. It is a very beneficial practice that stems from a holy nun named Gelong-ma Palmo. It is a two and a half day practice that can be repeated many times over and over again to intensify the purification and build a closer relationship with Chenrezig. As well as its purification aspect, the practice is known to generate vast amount of merit, and also compassion, as the practice centres around Chenrezig, the Buddha of compassion. The practice involves taking the eight Mahayana precepts for the duration, fasting, meditating, prostrating and praying. The practice usually entails empowerment into the practice of Chenrezig, therefore the exact meditations, prayers can only be explained to those who have the empowerment. Vajrasattva practice is not necessarily only for repairing broken vows, etc. That’s why it is advised that you engage in the practice at the end of the day, to repair any vows that you may have broken during that day, as well as stopping any negative karma you created that day from multiplying. This would entail reciting the mantra 21 times, together with the four opponent powers. However, if you engage in this practice more intensely, it definitely has the capability to purify all sorts of karma. That is the reason why in Ngondro, or preliminary practices one engages in before tantra, the practice of 100,000 Vajrasattva mantra recitation is an integral part. You can read more about Vajrasattva and his practice here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/an-important-purification-practice.html. Within purification practices, some of the karma will be purified completely, so you do not feel its effects at all, but when purifying other karma you will need to feel its effects somehow. For example if you have the karma to be in a car accident and get seriously injured, and you are engaging in any practice, but especially the purification practice, since you have purified most of the karma, you will only experience being in a very minor car accident, with only very superficial injuries. Therefore, in this case, the karma has been purified to the extent that it does not affect you as much, but you still need to feel part of its effect. In regards to any signs that you receive which engaging in the practices given to you by one of your specific gurus, you should report the happenings to that particular guru. He will be able to give you more of an accurate answer, as it may be related to the particular practice that he gave to you. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • April 17, 2017 07:06
    Thomas asked: Dear Pastors, When a serkyem set has been used so much and one is ready to get rid of it and replace it with a new one. What is a respecful mode of disposal?
    pastor answered: Dear Thomas, Thank you for your question. Your question shows that you have a lot of respect for offering items, which is very good. If possible, you should try to repair the item if within your means, and doing so make embellishments to make it a better offering item, which can still be used. If this is not possible, then you should dispose of the item with a good motivation. You should think that this item has been used to make offerings to the enlightened beings, but now that it is broken or unusable, you are going to dispose of it, and replace it with a new one. Since it itself is not a receptacle of energies of the enlightened beings, such as a statue, tsa tsa or thangka, it does not require a special dissolution before being disposed of. However since it was used to make offerings, it still requires some form of respect when disposing, and this comes from one’s motivation and the way in which you dispose of it. Usually, when disposing of items in this way, make the motivation that you have used it and that it is now time to dispose of it, and replace it with a new one. When you do this you can dispose of it in a respectful manner. For example, if you are going to throw it away, you do not simply open the trash can and throw it in. You wrap it up in something, like a bag or newspaper and dispose of it respectfully. Another method you can dispose of it is to recycle the object, if the material it is made from can be recycled. That way you are more conscious of the environment as well. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
  • April 16, 2017 22:38
    Curious asked: Dear pastors In a recent youtube video something like paying respect to deceased ones, pastor Nirel Patel explained that merits are like the interest and good karma is like the principal sum. So merits always regenerate themselves and hence do not get used up but good karma is like the principal sum so it gets used up. So my question is what are practices that generate merit? And can we turn a mundane daily activity into a meritorious one? Maybe can you provide an example?
    pastor answered: Dear Curious, Thank you for your question. First, to clarify a point, in regards to good karma, you are right, it is like a principal sum in a bank account, but you take away from it when you experience something good in your life, and you add to it when you do good deeds. Merit on the other hand, once accrued never diminishes, therefore when something is based on merit, it is based on the energies of this never diminishing sum, which you could say is like interest. In short, the principal sum when talking about karma is always added to and subtracted from. However, when talking about merit, once you have it, there is no way to destroy it, you will always benefit from it. There are various ways to explain how to generate merit. I will explain a way that I find easiest to understand. In normal life, when we go about performing any sort of activity, be it ‘good’ or ‘bad’ we do so out of ignorance of the true nature of existence, and it is usually self-motivated. For example, we work our entire lives to generate monetary income, so that we have enough money, resources, and materials goods to be comfortable. This is self-motivated, but it is the accepted way the world works these days, and is part and parcel of being bound to samsaric life. On the other hand, the act of merit making can be categorised into three parts: i) motivation, ii) the act itself, and iii) dedication. Let’s start with motivation, when engaging in various virtuous acts, we should have the motivation that by engaging in the act, we have the motivation to alleviate the suffering of someone else, and that may we gain enlightenment so that we can benefit them in the future. The second is the act itself. The third is to dedicate the energy of the virtuous act to gaining enlightenment. These three are what make merit. This may be a little confusing, so let me give an example: giving help to a homeless person. Whereas in ordinary life, this is something praised as a very good deed, it does not create merit without motivation and dedication. In order for this to become merit, one must set the motivation that one is giving help to the homeless free of the eight worldly concerns, to alleviate their suffering and also making the motivation that you will achieve enlightenment for the sake of the person or people you are helping. Then after you have helped them, you dedicate the energy created to the spiritual journey towards full enlightenment to help all sentient beings, while at the same time benefiting as many sentient beings as possible on the way there. This transforms the act into not only a virtuous action but also one that generates merit. On the other hand, if you were to help the homeless without these, you are creating good karma, which although beneficial, keeps you bound to existence within samsara. As it is the goal of Buddhist practice to overcome the cycle of samsara, a Buddhist would want to generate merit instead of good karma. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
  • April 13, 2017 11:38
    D.A. asked: If Begtse Chan is not from Mongolia, what are his real origins or story exactly? And which lamas offer his empowerment? As for Manjushri Nagarakshasa, which lamas specifically offer his empowerment and practice?
    pastor answered: Dear D.A. Thank you for your question. Begtse, is also known as Chamsing, or Jamsaran in Mongolian. As mentioned in an earlier sharing with someone who also asked a question about Begtse, the practiced was introduced to Tibet from India by the translator Nyen Lotsawa, and is considered one of the main protectors of the Hayagriva cycle of tantras. According to the scriptures that derive from the Sakya tradition, who incorporated the practice from the translators, and in which tradition Begtse became a very important protector, Begtse in a previous life was born many eons ago. In that particular life, he was born as the younger prince in a royal family. His name was Drag Gye, and his older brother’s name was Drag Den. Over time both princes developed differing religious beliefs, to the point where they could not get along with each as they both held their own religious views strongly. As was the custom during that time, they decided to settle their differences through logical debate, with the loser having to convert to the winner’s religion. This custom was also prevalent in ancient India, and there are many stories of such debates occurring between the great masters of the past and those of other faiths. Drag Gye lost the various debates, but ran away instead of converting to his older brother’s religion. Drag Den caught him, and tried to punish him for breaking the rules of debate and going back on his promise. Drag Gye told his brother that even if he was killed he would not give up his religion, however if Drag Den let him go, that in the future when Drag Den became enlightened, he would protect his teachings. With that Drag Den let him go, and gave him a set of copper armour, a stick, and a bow and arrow. Drag Den also gave Drag Gye a new name: Sog Dag Yam Shi Mar Po. After this incident the two brothers never saw each other again in that lifetime. Many lives after that Drag Den was reborn as Prince Siddharta, who eventually became enlightened and is now known as Buddha Shakyamuni. Drag Gye, or Sog Dag Yam Shi Mar Po, was reborn in a cemetery in the North West direction. His parents gave birth to two eggs, one was a coral-like colour and the other was an agate-like colour. These two eggs flew high into the sky and reached the heavenly realms, there they subdued the gods. Then flying back down to earth, they subdued many nagas. Eventually they even came to threaten their own parents. The parents petitioned the Dharma protector Ekajati for her help, who threw her own staff (khatvanga) at the eggs, and broke them apart. From the coral-like coloured egg came a ferocious man with yellow hair, he proclaimed that his name was ‘Sog Dag Yam Shi Mar Po’. When he emerged he was wearing a set of copper armour, wielding a stick, copper sword, and a bow and arrow. From the agate-like coloured egg came a female who was blue in colour, her teeth were like shells, she had turquoise eyebrows, and her hair was made of fire. She emerged wielding a copper knife, ritual dagger (phurba), rode a terrifying bear and wore an intricate necklace made of agate and lapis lazuli. It was then that Ekajati once again took action, and subdued them, after which they became Dharma protectors. The male figure became known as Begtse, and the female as his sister. When you propitiate Begtse, his sister is automatically included and aids practitioners as well. As for which lama offer his practice and empowerment, most lamas do not advertise which teachings or practice they hold. Therefore you should respectfully approach lamas and ask them if they have the practice and can bestow it, or if they know of any lamas that have the practice, depending on how much you want to practice Begtse. Similarly, this applies to those lamas who have the practice of Manjushri Nagarakshasa. However, this practice is included in the Rinjung Gyatsa series of empowerments. This unique cycle of teachings, includes all 4 classes of tantric practices, and includes the practice of Manjushri Nagarakshasa. Therefore those lamas who have received the complete transmission, and have kept their commitments for this practice, are qualified to pass this on to others. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
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Children as long as 2 years old are ready to learn up skills and attitude that will help them shape their life. When else will be best to instil them with good Dharma values if not since young? Stella, KSDS
Senior students of the children class of Kechara Sunday Dharma School had their class in the ghompa every Sunday. Stella, KSDS
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Senior students of the children class of Kechara Sunday Dharma School had their class in the ghompa every Sunday. Stella, KSDS
Besides young Karlson and Ern Ern, there are new faces in Kechara Sunday Dharma School 2-4 years old. Stella, KSDS
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Besides young Karlson and Ern Ern, there are new faces in Kechara Sunday Dharma School 2-4 years old. Stella, KSDS
Kechara Sunday Dharma School students 5-6 years old making prostration to Lama Tsongkhapa at the beginning of the class every Sunday. Stella,KSDS
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Kechara Sunday Dharma School students 5-6 years old making prostration to Lama Tsongkhapa at the beginning of the class every Sunday. Stella,KSDS
@KecharaHouse tonite, 48 puja attendees filled the air with a loud chorus of prayer n mantra 2 Dorje Shugden n Setrap!  PHNee
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@KecharaHouse tonite, 48 puja attendees filled the air with a loud chorus of prayer n mantra 2 Dorje Shugden n Setrap! PHNee
A big Thank You to the kind volunteers and to Jace Chong!
5 days ago
A big Thank You to the kind volunteers and to Jace Chong!
Make your weekend meaningful! Contact Jace Chong to volunteer in Kechara Forest Retreat for the aviaries.
5 days ago
Make your weekend meaningful! Contact Jace Chong to volunteer in Kechara Forest Retreat for the aviaries.
Thank you to our young volunteer to improve the life of the birds in our aviary!
5 days ago
Thank you to our young volunteer to improve the life of the birds in our aviary!
English Level 2 Dharma Class, Pastor Han Nee started the Day 5 Lamrim, which is the Seven-Limbed Prayer with Homage and Prostration( 35 Confessional Buddha )  was extensively covered. -  Yew Seng
6 days ago
English Level 2 Dharma Class, Pastor Han Nee started the Day 5 Lamrim, which is the Seven-Limbed Prayer with Homage and Prostration( 35 Confessional Buddha ) was extensively covered. - Yew Seng
Sunday Dharma class kids learning to take refuge with teacher Alice. Lucy Yap
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Sunday Dharma class kids learning to take refuge with teacher Alice. Lucy Yap
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