Yangdup Wealth Puja 2017

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Bringing the energy of wealth, prosperity, abundance and increase to the whole of Kechara Forest Retreat

Wealth. Many seek it, covet it and live it. But what is wealth really? By common definition, wealth is an abundance of valuable possessions, resources or money and is sought after for many reasons. Some chase wealth to lead a comfortable life, some as a status symbol and to others, amassing wealth is akin to a game. Some believe that happiness can only be achieved by having a lot of money and living the lifestyle of the rich and famous. Whatever the reasons may be, one cannot deny that wealth is an important part of life.

In many parts of the world, wealth is very much sought after and Malaysia is no different. As such, it was especially auspicious that the wealth-increasing Yangdup Puja was held on 11 February 2017, which was the last day of the Lunar New Year celebrations. This magnetizing puja began at 9am and lasted till 5pm, with a lunch break in between.

So, 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?

Attracting the energies of wealth from the ten directions

From a Buddhist perspective, there are two types of wealth:

  • Outer wealth is material wealth, obtained through our careers, businesses and financial endeavors, that we need to sustain our livelihood and spiritual practice. Wealth-attracting Buddhist practices not only attract financial wealth but also increase material resources and create conducive conditions that we need to fulfil our worldly and spiritual aspirations. For instance, having positive relationships can be considered outer wealth, especially if our partner and spiritual friends encourage us on our spiritual path and guide us in making the right decisions that benefit us in the long term.
  • Inner wealth is spiritual attainments or realisations that arise in relations to the practices of the Six Paramitas, Lamrim, the Three Principle Aspects of the Path and Tantra. One of the main attainments that arises from engaging in wealth-increasing practices such as those of Dzambala, Namtose and Gyenze is generosity, because this is the primary cause from which spiritual and material poverty is eliminated and true inner wealth is attained.

In a nutshell, in order to gain inner wealth, one usually needs sufficient outer wealth to progress on one’s spiritual path without distractions. For instance, on the most basic level, how can we even think about spiritual practice if we do not have food to eat? Here is another example to illustrate the need for wealth – to learn about Buddhism and its practices, we would naturally seek out temples or Dharma centers. Without adequate resources and funds, temples/Dharma centers cannot be built.

In Tibetan Buddhism, there are proven methods to increase inner and outer wealth. One of the most effective methods is the creation of a Wealth Box. Wealth boxes help monasteries and Dharma centers attract the necessary resources and people to preserve and spread the Dharma while sponsors and spiritual practitioners will attain material and spiritual abundance.

Hence, in mid-2015, a Wealth Box, representing the abode of Gyenze, was constructed in Kechara Forest Retreat. This wealth box not only attracts resources and funds for Kechara to grow, but also energizes Kechara Forest Retreat with an abundance of positive energy so that all Dharma work and activities carried out here will manifest quicker and successfully. This translates to faster healing, swifter spiritual assistance, and quicker achievements of realisations and attainments.

The wealth box in Kechara Forest Retreat

In accordance with Tibetan Buddhist tradition, Wealth Boxes are sealed for most part of the year and are only opened once each year to replenish and replace the offerings within. The items that are replaced are the perishable offerings including sensory offerings, commitment offerings, tormas, herbs, medicines and more. Auspicious symbols of wealth are also added to the existing contents of the Wealth Box to signify growing abundance. This annual event culminates in a grand ceremony – the Yangdup Puja – to reenergise the Wealth Box and seal the energies of abundance within.

(Click here to view the full list of items in the Wealth Box)

 

The Benefits of the Yangdup Puja

The powerful ritual that is the Yangdup Puja was first performed in Kechara Forest Retreat by His Eminence the 7th Panglung Kuten in June 2015. All who are involved in the Yangdup puja, whether they are sponsors, volunteers, participants or guests (seen and unseen), will reap a multitude of benefits and a steady flow of merits.

For Sponsors

Those who contributed in cash or in kind for the replenishment of the items in the Wealth Box as well as for the offerings in the Yangdup puja will enjoy a multitude of benefits:

  • Creates the causes to have wealth, abundance and all necessary resources for virtuous endeavors in this and future lives
  • Creates the causes for all forms of increase – swifter healing, longer lifespan, quicker attainments and so forth
  • Creates the causes to achieve the paramita of generosity
  • Creates a strong connection with Gyenze, as the Yangdup Puja performed in Kechara is based on Gyenze’s text
  • As long as the Wealth Box is in existence, all past, present and future sponsors will receive a continuous stream of merits that will fuel their spiritual practice in this and future lives.

 

For Participants

Those who participated in the Yangdup puja as guests, volunteers or organizers also enjoy a multitude of benefits:

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  • Gain blessings from the positive energies generated by the prayers and rituals performed, even if one does not know or did not recite the prayers.
  • Touching the auspicious wealth-representing items that were passed around during the puja, such as Gyenze’s six implements and the Eight Auspicious Substances, brings the blessings of long life, wealth, success, wish fulfillment and merits.
  • Reciting prayers and mantras during the puja purifies negative karma and accumulates merits.
  • Increase of resources, success, prosperity, abundance and spiritual riches through one’s personal Wealth Vase being reenergised during the puja.
  • Plants Dharma imprints, especially for those who are not yet on the Dharma path.
  • For practitioners, the blessings from the puja help them gain wisdom, realisations and attainments.
  • Participants also receive blessings by partaking in the tsog offering as the tsog has been blessed through ritual.

 

The following four sections comprise a pictorial explanation of the puja as well as what goes on behind the scenes, a detailed explanation of the Yangdup Puja procedure, descriptions of the items used during the Yangdup puja and lastly an elaboration on the increasing form of Dorje Shugden, Gyenze.

 

Yangdup: Through the Lens

Enjoy this collection of behind-the-scenes and event day photos and videos with detailed descriptions that bring to life the spirit of this powerful wealth puja.

 

Videos

The Yangdup Wealth Puja 2017 (Highlights)

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Yangdup Wealth Puja 2017 Part 1 (Full)

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Yangdup Wealth Puja 2017 Part 2 (Full)

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Preparatory Work

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Preparation for Yangdup Puja began weeks in advance. Here, the many new holy items to be added to the Wealth Box are meticulously catalogued.

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This photo was taken close to 3am on the day of the puja itself. The crew is seen making one final check before the puja begins at 9am.

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Volunteers arrange offerings and ritual substances at Tsem Rinpoche’s throne

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Puja procedures and rituals are checked and double checked to ensure a smooth and powerfully blessed event

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Briefing the crew before the first guests arrive

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Wealth Vases must be handled with utmost care and respect. It is recommended to use a khata when handling them.

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All wealth vases brought by guests for reenergizing are careful labeled to ensure that each one is collected by its rightful owner

 

The Offerings and Ritual Implements

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The Eight Auspicious Symbols: Precious Umbrella, Golden Fish, Lotus, Treasure Vase, Right-coiled White Conch, Mystical Knot, Victory Banner and Dharma Wheel

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The Seven Royal Emblems: Precious Wheel, Precious Jewel, Precious Queen, Precious Minister, Precious Elephant, Precious Horse and Precious General

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Beautiful traditional tormas to Yamantaka and Gyenze made by our very own puja team. Tormas are ritual cakes used as food offerings in Tibetan Buddhist rituals.

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Traditional tsog tormas made from tsampa mixed with the three white and three sweet substances.

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The smaller tormas are offerings to the local land deities and obstructors

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Gyenze’s Six Implements (from left to right): Long Life Vase, Wish Fulfilling Jewels, Mongoose, Victory Banner, Vajra Axe (rear) and Wealth Arrow (not pictured)

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The Wealth Arrows, used to attract wealth and abundance from Gyenze, all Buddhas and Protectors during the puja

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The five-colored string (sungtak dorje) is placed on all wealth vases to be reenergised. The end with the vajra is placed in the Wealth Box while the other end is given to the ritual master.

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Fondly referred to as “Choji-la’s Wealth Vases”, this batch of Wealth Vases was handmade by none other than the 7th Panglung Kuten himself in 2015. Here they are at the Yangdup Puja in 2017 for reenergizing.

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Friends from the monastery perform the Yangdup Puja in Tibetan, complete with traditional ritual music and throat chanting.

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The bumpa is often used in Tibetan Buddhist rituals. It is typically paired with peacock feathers or kusha grass in most rituals that require its use.

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Sprinkling blessed water on the Wealth Vases and other items in the Wealth Box to purify them

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This act of purification not only purifies the physical objects but on an inner level, it also purifies our minds

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Sending off the gegtor or torma for obstructors. These are offerings for the unseen beings to appease them and ensure that the puja will go smoothly.

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Donning the ceremonial monk hat, or tsoksha. It holds great spiritual significance and is worn during specific Tibetan Buddhist rituals and ceremonies such as this one.

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The right-coiling conch shell is a traditional sound offering to the divine. When blown, it produces a mellow beautiful sound that represents the spread of the Dharma in the ten directions. It is also used to invite all the Buddhas and Protectors.

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Marrying age-old rituals with modern methods to bless the land and all the beings in the area.

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Blessing the land and all beings with the energies of increase

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Kechara pastors Tat Ming, Han Nee and Gim Lee offer tsog to H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche’s throne

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Golden drink or Serkym offering

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Partaking of the tsog is a blessing for the increase of wealth, merits and realizations

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One should leave behind a small portion of one’s tsog as a food offering to the unseen beings. This is a practice of generosity and compassion.

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The leftover tsog is collected from everyone and offered to the unseen beings.

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Tibetan butter tea is brewed with pu-erh tea, milk and salted butter.

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Tibetan auspicious rice is made from rice, droma (a Tibetan root), butter, nuts, dried fruits and sugar. It is a Tibetan tradition to serve this on special occasions.

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Partaking of traditional Tibetan Butter Tea and Auspicious Sweet Rice

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Gyenze’s Six Implements are offered up during the course of the Yangdup puja

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The ritual master makes the first offering.

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Young and old were eager to touch Gyenze’s implements to invite his energies of increase into their lives

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The Eight Auspicious Substances were also offered up then brought around Wisdom Hall.

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The ritual master “feeds” the wealth bag with token monetary offerings from all attendees. The wealth bag is then closed and placed in the wealth box. Each year, more items are added to the wealth bag to create the causes for growing abundance.

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Placing the Wealth Arrows and Wealth Bag into the Wealth Box before it is sealed. The Wealth Box is only opened once a year to replenish the perishable offerings within and to add on more symbolic offerings of wealth and abundance.

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The Wealth Box or Yangkham, all sealed until it is opened next year

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Yangdup Wealth Puja: The Procedure

On 11 February 2017, Kecharians and monks performed a traditional Yangdup puja based on Gyenze’s tradition in Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat. It was performed to reenergise Kechara’s Wealth Box (or Yangkham), after it was opened to replenish the perishable offering substances, and to seal the energies of abundance and increase within.

In addition to replacing the perishable offerings with fresh ones, more precious items such as monetary tokens, auspicious animals and other symbols of wealth were offered to the Wealth Box to create the causes for growing abundance.

An example of a traditional wealth box

Yangdup, which is in essence a prosperity and abundance generating puja, is conducted yearly in Tibetan Buddhist monasteries to attract funds, sponsors and resources for the Buddhadharma to flourish.

This powerful ritual is also a means to bless the monasteries with sustenance as monks are forbidden to hold jobs outside the monastery. Thus, the Yangdup puja invites the blessings of prosperity from all the Buddhas and Dharma Protectors to energise the respective monastery’s Wealth Box.

The word “Yangdup” consists of two parts i.e. “Yang” which means prosperity and “dup” which means accumulation. Performed for the accumulation of prosperity on behalf of the monastery, it is also a way to repay the kindness of sponsors whose continuous support helps sustain the monastery thus allowing the precious teachings of the Buddha to grow.

H.H. the 4th Panchen Lama composed the Lama Chopa text

H.H. the 4th Panchen Lama composed the Lama Chopa text

Performed according to the Gelug lineage’s scriptures, the Gyenze Yangdup puja in Kechara Forest Retreat began with the preliminary prayers and Lama Tsongkhapa’s Gaden Lhagyama, followed by the highly meritorious Lama Chopa or Guru Puja.

The Lama Chopa text was composed by His Holiness the 4th Panchen Lama Losang Chokyi Gyaltsen and is very auspicious as the whole puja is dedicated to one’s lama or guru. According to the 50 Verses of Guru Devotion, the merits from making offerings to one’s Guru is the same as making offerings to all the Buddhas. Hence, this puja is extremely powerful and can generate vast merits.

Upon completion of the Lama Chopa, the monks began the long life prayer of H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche and recitation of Rinpoche’s long life mantra. This was followed by the invocation and prayers of Solitary Hero Yamantaka (Tibetan: Jigje Pawo Jigpa) and the blessing of the offerings.

Thereafter, the Yangdup Puja proper commenced. It began with the ritual master reciting auspicious prayers while turning the Wealth Arrow, with its head facing downwards, in slow circles. The circling of the arrow is symbolic of attracting wealth from all directions.

The puja assistant then received the bumpa (ritual vase) from the ritual master and sprinkled blessed water around the gompa and especially in the Wealth Box and on the Wealth Vases to be reenergized for purification and blessings. He also blessed all who were present in the hall.

Blessing and purifying the wealth vases

Next up was the torma offering to the obstructors, or gegs. During this gegtor offering, the ritual master chanted “OM SUMBHANI SUMBHANI HUM GRIHANA GRIHANA HUM GRIHANA PAYA GRIHANA PAYA HUM ANA YAHO BHAGAWANA BIDYA RADZA HUM PHET” while turning the torma clockwise three times, symbolizing the binding of all obstructers. He then turned the torma anti-clockwise three times to signify that he was ushering the obstructers out of the hall.

In this manner, the ritual master requested the obstructers in the spirit realm to not create any mischief or obstructions that can disrupt the puja proceedings, failing which they would have to answer to the all-powerful Yamantaka and Dorje Shugden. The puja assistant then carried the Gegtor out of the prayer hall.

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The puja assistant sending off the Gegtor

The monks then began reciting the visualization and invocation prayers of Gyenze, the increasing form of Dorje Shugden, complete with ritual music and traditional chanting techniques. Having called Gyenze forth and requested him to become one with the actual image (statue), extensive offerings were made to accumulate merits. The seven-limbed prayer and confessional prayers (shakpa and kangwa) were also recited. It is important to engage in confessional prayers to confess our misdeeds, purify negative karma and to stop the accumulation of further negative karma.

Then it was time for the recitation of Gyenze’s mantra, as well as the mantra of Gyenze’s entourage. At this point, the puja assistant passed one end of the 5-colored string (sungtak dorje), which had been affixed to all the wealth vases, to the ritual master. Placing the 5-colored string at his heart, the ritual master then began the recitation of Gyenze’s mantra, while visualizing the energies of Gyenze flowing down the string to bless and energize all the wealth vases and symbols of wealth. The other end of the string had a dorje affixed to it and was placed inside the Wealth Box, symbolizing protection and prevention of disturbances penetrating the Wealth Box.

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Holding the other end of Sungtak Dorje, the ritual master recited Gyenze’s mantra with full concentration, blessing and energizing the wealth vases and requesting the Protector to grant all wishes

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The other end of the Sungtak Dorje leads into the Wealth Box

As extensive recitation of Gyenze’s mantra continued, three monks in full ceremonial regalia, complete with ceremonial hat (tsoksha), walked around the prayer hall blowing on conch shells to invite the presence of all Buddhas and Protectors, and holding up the wealth arrow to attract wealth and abundance from Gyenze and all enlightened beings. Chemar, an offering of food comprising of tsampa mixed with the three white and three sweet substances, and incense was also carried during this procession. The procession then continued all around Kechara Forest Retreat to bring the blessings of increase and abundance to the whole area.

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When the monks returned to the prayer hall, tormas were offered to Gyenze and his entourage, followed by the recitation of verses of praise. Then came the extensive Yangdup (accumulation of wealth) prayers accompanied by offerings of chemar, milk, tea and alcohol to the Buddhas and all beings. During this time, the ritual master continued turning the arrows slowly, inviting wealth from all directions. Thereafter, the chemar was mixed with incense and burned while the milk, tea and alcohol were scattered around Kechara Forest Retreat.

Offering tea, milk and alcohol

At this point, the monks took a break for lunch and a short rest.

When the puja resumed, guests were served Tibetan butter tea and auspicious rice in celebration of this auspicious event while the three monks performed the second and last procession around the prayer hall. As is done in the monastery, the ritual master led the congregation in reciting offering prayers of tea and rice before drinking and eating.

Next came the Yangkug (wealth bag) section of the puja. First, Gyenze’s six implements (long life vase, wish-fulfilling jewels, mongoose, vajra axe, victory banner and wealth arrow) were offered up. Thereafter, each implement was carried around Wisdom Hall for those present to touch, thus blessing them with the qualities that each implement represents.

Offering the long life vase

Thereafter, the tsog offering ritual was performed, with traditional guru tormas being offered to H.E. Tsem Rinpoche, H.H. Zong Rinpoche, H.E. Panglung Kuten and the ritual master. All attendees also had the chance to partake of the tsog substances – watered down alcohol, cheese (representing meat) and biscuits. The uneaten portions were then collected on a tray before being offered to the land deities and spirits, accompanied by an unlit stick of incense. During the distribution of tsog, the long life prayers of our lineage master H.H. Kyabje Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche and H.E. Tsem Rinpoche were also recited.

It was then time to “feed” the Yangkug (wealth bag). The ritual master placed each monetary token offered by the puja attendees into the Yangkug while reciting the mantra of Gyenze’s entourage. The Yangkug was then sealed with prayers and, together with the wealth arrow, was escorted with billowing incense into the Wealth Box in what is known as the “Blessing of the Wealth Box”. Finally enthronement prayers were recited before the Wealth Box was sealed and locked until the following year.

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Placing monetary tokens into the Yangkug. These newly collected symbols of wealth create the causes for growing abundance and prosperity.

The Shidak torma (local deity torma) together with the Gosum torma (Four Guardians torma) were then placed in front of the Wealth Box, representing protection from obstacles arising from all directions.

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Shidak torma (local deity torma) and the Four Guardians torma are placed in front of the Wealth Box

For more auspiciousness, the Eight Auspicious Substances were then offered up, after the Wealth Box was sealed. Each auspicious substance was also brought around Wisdom Hall for puja attendees to touch for blessings of auspiciousness. The puja concluded with Thanksgiving offerings and praises (Tangrak), prayers to Yamantaka and lastly, dedication prayers to seal the merits from the Yangdup puja.

 

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Rituals and Substances

A plethora of ritual items, exotic substances and unusual offerings were used as part of the Yangdup wealth puja. This section aims to provide more insight into the significance and symbolism of the various offerings, rituals and substances.

 

Ritual Music

The Yangdup Puja, complete with throat chanting and divine melodies, was accompanied by traditional ritual music. The monks played a variety of Tibetan muscial instruments including the dungkar (white conch shell), nga chem (ritual drum), rolmo (cymbals), drilbu (bell) and damaru.

Dungkar: White conch shells were blown by monks in ceremonial regalia to invite the Buddhas of the ten directions to come and bless the land and all present with abundance, for material and spiritual progress and growth.

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The blowing of the white conch shell invites the presence of all the Buddhas and deities

Rolmo: Possibly the most important instrument in ceremonial Tibetan music, they are played by the chantmaster to keep the tempo of the ritual melodies and prayers, leading the rest of the musical instruments.

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Rolmo or cymbals

Nga Chem: These large drums with double heads are coloured in rich hues of blue or green. When struck, they resonate with a rich sound, helping the chantmaster set the tempo.

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Traditional large drums called nga chem were used during the puja to set the tempo of the ritual melodies and prayers

Damaru: This hand-held drum is a tantric instrument played by the ritual master as an invocation to the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Once made from the skulls of a man and a woman each, this instrument is shaped like an hourglass to mean the conjoining of the male element or the method (on the path to Enlightenment) and the female element of wisdom.

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The ritual master plays the damaru together with the vajra and bell

 

The Wealth Arrow

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Wealth arrows symbolize attracting wealth and prosperity from all directions and from every corner of the world. Three wealth arrows are used in the Yangdup puja, and each has a Tibetan mirror attached to it. The mirror symbolizes the presence of Buddha Shakyamuni, who brings blessings to all beings, seen and unseen. During the puja, one by one in turn, the arrows are held facing downwards by the ritual master, and slowly turned in circles.

  • Wealth Arrow with white khata and written mantras symbolizes attracting wealth and resources from Dorje Shugden’s increase form, Gyenze, and the Nine Mothers.
  • Wealth Arrow with plain white khata symbolizes attracting wealth by petitioning all the wealth Buddhas and Protectors such as Dzambala and Namtose.
  • Wealth Arrow with yellow khata symbolizes the offering of food to all beings, after being first offered to the enlightened ones.

 

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The ritual master turning the arrows to attract wealth from all directions

 

Sungtak Dorje

This is the 5-colored string (white, yellow, red, green and blue) that is affixed to all Wealth Vases and Wealth Pills (Yang Dzay Rilbu) to be energized during the Yangdup puja. The head of the string is tied to a vajra (dorje) and placed on the main wealth vase in the Wealth Box, while the other end is held by the ritual master. The vajra symbolizes powerful protection, thus no harmful interferences can penetrate the Wealth Box, safeguarding our wealth from external forces.

During the puja, while holding the Sungtak Dorje at his heart level, the ritual master performs intensive mantra recitation, thus blessing and energizing all wealth vases along the string with the energies of Gyenze and entourage.

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The 5-colored string affixed to the Wealth Vases is called Sungtak Dorje

 

Gyenze’s Six Implements

Gyenze’s six implements are the Long Life Vase (tsebum), Wish Fulfilling Jewels, Mongoose, Vajra Axe, Victory Banner and Wealth Arrow. When these implements are touched by the puja attendees, they are blessed with the qualities that each implement represents. For example, touching the Long Life Vase blesses one with longevity, touching the mongoose brings money and luck and touching the Wish Fulfilling Jewels will grant us our wishes.

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From left to right: Long Life Vase, Wish Fulfilling Jewels, Mongoose, Victory Banner, Vajra Axe (hidden)

 

The Eight Auspicious Substances

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The Eight Auspicious Substances are regarded as “bringers of good fortune”. These represent the offerings that were presented to Buddha Shakyamuni as symbols of the Eightfold Path. The significance of each substance is as follows:

  • Mirror: The offering that Öchangma, Goddess of Light, presented to Buddha Shakyamuni, which represents both the clarity of his realizations and the flawless karmic vision of all his previous lives. It also represents Right Thought, as it shows all things as they are without bias.
  • Precious Medicine: Derived from the glands of an elephant, this represents the great guardian elephant, Norkyong, who protected the meadows of Bodhgaya where the Buddha attained Enlightenment. It also represents Right Mindfulness, as it cures the greatest disease – ignorance – which is the root of all suffering.
  • Yogurt: This is symbolic of the milk rice offered by the farmer’s daughter, Lekshe (Sujata), to the Buddha when he was meditating under the Bodhi tree. It also represents Right Livelihood, as it is pure and its production does not harm any being
  • Durva Grass (long life grass) represents the eight bundles of grass that the grass cutter, Tashi, offered to the Buddha and from which the Buddha made the seat on which he meditated when he gained full awakening. It also represents Right Effort, akin to the Buddha’s tenacity in striving to achieve Enlightenment.
  • Bilwa Fruit: This was Brahma’s gift to the Buddha. It also represents Right Action, which is the cause for virtuous deeds to fruition.
  • Right Turning Conch: This represents Indra’s gift to the Buddha, requesting him to turn the wheel of Dharma. It also represents Right Speech, which is the sound of the pure Buddhadharma.
  • Vermillion powder or tilaka (sacred mark of red cinnabar) was applied to the Buddha’s forehead by Kargyel, a Brahmin astrologer. It represents Right Contemplation or meditative equipoise.
  • White Mustard Seeds: This was Vajrapani’s offering to Buddha Shakyamuni and represents Right View, i.e. the ability to destroy all wrong views.

The mirror, medicine and yogurt signify pacifying activities while the durva grass, bilwa fruit and conch shell represent the activities of increase. The vermillion powder represents the activity of control and the white mustard seeds symbolize wrathful activity.

 

The Eight Auspicious Signs

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The Eight Auspicious Signs are:

  • Precious Umbrella: Represents the activities that save us from life’s obstacles (e.g. sickness, contagious diseases, spirit possessions, interferers).
  • Golden Fish: Represents the state of fearlessness and happiness.
  • Lotus: Represents purity and renunciation.
  • Treasure Vase: Represents longevity, wealth and prosperity.
  • Right Turning Conch: Represents the beautiful, far reaching sound of Dharma, the spread of Buddha’s doctrine.
  • Mystical Knot: Represents the union of wisdom and method. It also symbolizes the Buddha’s infinite wisdom.
  • Victory Banner: Represents the Buddha’s victory over the four maras (demons).
  • Dharma Wheel: Represents the preciousness of the turning of the Wheel of Dharma in any realm.

 

The Seven Royal Emblems

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The Seven Royal Emblems are:

  • Precious Wheel: Represents the turning of the Dharma Wheel or the teaching of Buddha’s doctrine.
  • Precious Jewel: Represents the fulfillment of all wishes.
  • Precious Queen: Her beauty and love for her husband represents the radiating joy of Buddha’s Enlightenment.
  • Precious Minister: Represents the support of the laity that helps sustain the monastic community.
  • Precious Elephant: Represents strength, specifically of the mind.
  • Precious Horse: Represents Buddha’s renunciation, as it is able to travel among the clouds.
  • Precious General: Represents the wrathful power to overcome enemies.

 

Gegtor

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Gegtor (right

Gegtor, also known as the torma for the obstructers, are offerings to unseen beings to bind and send them far away so that they do not create any mischief that can obstruct the puja. The ritual master will recite the mantra “OM SUMBHANI SUMBHANI HUM GRIHANA GRIHANA HUM…” to “inform” the obstructors of Yamantaka’s and Dorje Shugden’s power, and that they should comply with his reqeusts. Holding up the gegtor, he first turns it clockwise thrice to symbolize binding the beings then anti-clockwise thrice to indicate that they should leave the puja area. Then, the puja assistant takes the gegtor outside, ushering the beings out of the prayer hall.

 

Tibetan Auspicious Rice and Butter Tea

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Symbolizing auspiciousness, Tibetan Auspicious Rice or dresil, is usually served during special occasions and celebrations. It is made with rice, droma (a Tibetan root), butter, dried fruits, nuts and sugar. Typically, offering verses will be recited and some rice is thrown into the air before it is consumed.

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Traditional Tibetan Butter Tea was served

Tibetan Butter Tea or bö ja has a unique taste as it is not sweet like the usual milk tea. Traditionally made from pu-erh tea bricks, yak butter, yak milk, water and salt, it is consumed several times a day by Tibetans as it is believed to have health benefits, especially for those residing at high altitudes.
 

Who is Gyenze? >>

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Who is Gyenze?

Gyenze, or Ratna Shugden, is the “increasing” form of the enlightened Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. In this form, Dorje Shugden grants financial wealth, attracts necessary resources, creates conducive conditions, extends life, increases merits and attainments, and brings abundance in all that is good.

The Gyenze Chapel in Kechara Forest Retreat

Wealth or a lack of it, is the result of karmas created in previous lives as well as this life. Thus, Gyenze is able to grant us inner and outer wealth (as well as increase in all other forms) through purification of negative karma and accumulation of merits. Outer wealth refers to material gain obtained from correct means, resources to help us accomplish our goals as well as conducive conditions for Dharma practice. With sufficient outer wealth, we can then focus on gaining inner wealth – merits, realizations and attainments. Ultimately, by engaging in Gyenze’s practice, we are cultivating the practice of generosity in our mindstreams, which is the true antidote to poverty.

There are many Buddhas of Wealth such as Dzambala, Norgyuma and Yellow Yamantaka, and Wealth Protectors such as Namtose and White Mahakala. All of these practices can help us overcome poverty and difficulties and grant us wealth and prosperity. However, Gyenze is unique because he is an emanation of Dorje Shugden, a Dharma Protector who manifested in relatively recent times to aid sentient beings. Due to his proximity to us time-wise, Dorje Shugden in the form of Gyenze is able to help us more effectively, quickly and directly compared to other Wealth Buddhas and Protectors. Likewise, as he manifests as a worldly Dharma Protector (although he is in truth a fully enlightened Protector), it is easier for us to call upon his assistance compared to the other Yidams who manifest in the aspect of wealth.

Thus, Gyenze’s practice is truly an effective and complete yet easy and concise method to connect with the divine energies of Dorje Shugden to overcome any and all financial difficulties, to advance on the spiritual path and to develop a giving, generous and happy mind.

The main function of Gyenze is to help us with our outer conditions and resources so that we can engage in inner focused Dharma practice to gain Enlightenment to be of benefit to all sentient beings. – Extracted from “Dorje Shugden Gyenze to Increase Life, Merits and Wealth” by H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche

No permissions or initiations are required to engage in Gyenze’s mantra, prayers or puja. Gyenze’s practice can be done by anyone regardless of their religion, culture, race, background and upbringing. He will help anyone as long as they are sincere, kind and have a virtuous mind.

 

Gyenze’s Mantra

OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SOHA TSESO PALJOR LONG CHO THAMCHED PUTRIM KURU OM

Entourage Mantra

OM DHARMAPALA MAHA RANZA BENZA BEGAWAN SAMAYA DZA HUNG HUNG RATNA SIDDHI DROOM DROOM ZA ZA DOO DOO SIDDHI PALA AYUKEY HUNG AH

To learn how to do Gyenze’s daily prayer or retreat, click here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/dorje-shugden-gyenze-to-increase-life-merits-and-wealth.html

 

Iconography

Riding on a handsome golden palomino, Gyenze’s divine mount comes swiftly to the sincere practitioner’s aid and removes obstacles. His princely robes are yellow in color, symbolizing increase and abundance.

In his right hand, he holds up a long life vase filled with divine nectar and adorned with the branch of the wish-granting tree, signifying his ability to grant our wishes including those related to wealth, health, resources, longevity, assistance, relationships, and so forth. On his left arm is a jewel spitting mongoose and in his left hand, he carries a bowl filled with precious jewels, both signifying his ability to bestow material resources and abundance.

In the crook of his left arm is a victory banner and vajra axe. The vajra axe represents his ability to help us overcome our problems and obstacles, and the “hooking” in of material wealth that furthers our spiritual wealth. On the other hand, the victory banner represents victory over our negativities, delusions and ignorance.

Gyenze iconography

 

The Benefits of Gyenze’s Practice

  • Gain resources through correct means
  • Provides conducive conditions for spiritual practice
  • Prolongs lifespan
  • Bestows healing
  • Increases merits
  • Gain realisations and attainments
  • Increases existent psychic abilities, if practiced long term
  • Closes the third eye to avoid fear caused by spirits and supernatural beings
  • Attracts sponsors
  • Increases Dharma activities especially for Dharma organizations
  • Eliminates material and spiritual poverty
  • Leads us to a Guru of an authentic lineage
  • Calms the environment
  • Protects against negative interferences
  • Helps overcome obstacles

 

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  1. wan wai meng on Mar 19, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    The Yangdup puja was a great event to be part of and it was good that many members of the public also got to witness and be part of the puja.

    May there be more and more of the Yangdup Puja, be done in the future so that more people of the public can benefit from it, and they can make a living in an honest and ethical way.

  2. Pastor Lim Han Nee on Mar 15, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    In Buddhism, wealth has different dimensions and perspectives. There is outer wealth -financial resources ,as well as material resources and conducive conditions needed to fulfil our worldly and spiritual aspirations. One of the main aspects of inner wealth is the removal of spiritual poverty (miserliness) by increasing our spirit of generosity. This is most important. Miserliness, if left unchecked , will see us falling into the hungry ghost realm in our next rebirth.

    One of the most effective methods to increase inner and outer wealth in Tibetan Buddhism is with the creation of a wealth box.In mid-2015, a Wealth Box, representing the abode of Gyenze, was constructed in Kechara Forest Retreat. The wealth box not only attracts resources and funds for Kechara to grow, but also energizes Kechara Forest Retreat with an abundant positive energy so that all Dharma work and activities carried out here will manifest quicker and successfully. This leads to faster healing, swifter spiritual assistance, and quicker achievements of realisations and attainments. The wealth box was sealed up after the performance of a wealth puja.

    Ever afterwards, it is opened once each year to replenish and replace the offerings within.Auspicious symbols of wealth are also added to the existing contents of the Wealth Box to signify growing abundance. This event culminates in a grand ceremony – the Yangdup Puja – to reenergise the Wealth Box and seal the energies of abundance within.

    This year the Yangdup Wealth puja was held auspiciously on the 15th Day of the Chinese New Year.

    We are fortunate and most blessed that our Spiritual Guide, H.E. Tsem Rinpoche, brought this practice of creating a Wealth Box and the attendant Yangdup Wealth puja to Malaysia.The whole Yangdup Wealth Puja -with its vast offerings and prayers and the elaborate preparation that preceded the Puja is steeped in a wealth of ritual and tradition. Much appreciation goes to the whole team of Sangha and Kecharians who worked tremendously hard to ensure the success of the whole puja.

  3. Lew on Mar 4, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    Thank you all the people who work so hard to make it a event a success. I was there during the event and everything is perfect. From weeks of preparation, the ritual items, prayer text, etc, there are a lot of care and lots of checking & confirmation to make sure every thing is according to tradition.

    And special thank to Tsem Rinpoche for bringing this puja to Malaysia, and explain the significance of such pujas. When I was young, I always thought attending puja is a waste of time as I don’t understand, and nobody explained it to me. I have always love Rinpoche’s teaching because He explain the reasons behind the practice and not just blindly do it.

    I pray we can do this puja every year in KFR.

  4. Ray on Feb 27, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    I understand more about wealth after reading Gyenze blogs & attending puja.I always wish to increase my outer wealth through Gyenze practice.of course it helps too, but the most valuable gain from my practice of Gyenze practice is my inner wealth.i begin to appreciate what I have currently & more important is I am happier than before.

  5. Echeah on Feb 27, 2017 at 12:30 am

    I am so blessed to attend this Yangdup puja. It was a whole day affair in full ritual tradition. The sangha members have been so kind.

  6. Bradley Kassian on Feb 26, 2017 at 10:38 pm

    May all who participated or attended be blessed with wealth from Gyenze. May they have inner and outer wealth, good health, and long life.

  7. Samfoonheei on Feb 24, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    On 11 February 2017 ,an auspicious event was held at KFR, Kecharians and monks performed a traditional Yangdup puja based on Gyenze’s tradition in Wisdom Hall.A day to be remembered by many and it so happened to be the 15th day of the Chinese New Year. Those who participated in the Yangdup puja do enjoy a multitude of benefits such as gain blessing,increase of resources, success, prosperity, abundance and so forth.I am so lucky able to witness these powerful Yangdup Puja which was my first.I had a wonderful time one full day at KFR ,participated till the fullness with my friends. May those attended the Puja be healthy,successful and abundance through the year of Rooster.May our Precious Guru be healthy too and live long to continue turning the Dharma wheel to benefits all sentient beings.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this wonderful article and explanation of this powerful Yangdup Puja.

  8. Yeo Kwai Gin on Feb 23, 2017 at 9:00 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

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  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Mar 26. 2017 04:15 PM
    Very clear explanation of what is Vajrayogini’s left foot stepping on. Each time when i have a look at the beautiful statue of Vajrayogini this question will comes back to me. i am glad came across these blog by chance, i saw and read to understand better.A clear explanation ..stampling left and right foot significant of desire ,hatred and ignorance that cause us to be in samsara and she she able to control.Vajrayogni’s practices is so powerful in heliping us and that is the reason Rinpoche always ask us to start now.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these short explanation in the video and the interesting story of Mahadeva.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/facebook-question-what-is-vajra-yoginis-left-foot-stepping-on.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Mar 26. 2017 02:44 PM
    Rejoice to all the families who had setup a Buddhist altar at home and conducted a house blessing puja. There are diverse benefits of conducting the house blessing puja, which ranges from bringing well-being on all levels – in one’s health, relationships, business, and family – to purifying the home. The puja ceremonies will purify the environment which helps the people who live there and people who are visiting there to experience general well-being. The puja can be personalised based on the request or need of the individual. Thank you for sharing with us the many photos of the beautiful altar of these families, it is very heartwarming to know that they will always be blessed by the Three Jewels.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/10-amazing-house-blessings-by-kechara-pastors.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Mar 26. 2017 02:24 PM
    Thank you for sharing this mindfully planned itinerary for everyone who is interested in visiting Kechara Forest Retreat. Kechara Forest Retreat has different facets that showcase different elements of spirituality and Tibetan Buddhism in this wholesale venue. One can enjoy the flora and fauna of Mother Nature, or embrace the contemporary architectures that feature many magnificent Buddha statues and authentic Himalayan decorations. Not forgetting to mention, in Kechara Forest Retreat sits the largest Dorje Shugden statue in the world! This is a holy place we must never miss to pay homage for blessings from the Three Jewels.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/go-bentong.html
  • Pastor Shin Tan
    Sunday, Mar 26. 2017 01:07 PM
    金泽“财王”护法殿

    在禅修林的入口处的左边有一间小佛堂,是全天候二十四小时开放给大众的。这间佛堂的一砖一瓦都是由不同善心人士捐增的。也因为他们过后发了一笔小财,所以在大马文东,金泽护法一般被简称为“财王“。

    根据佛陀教诲,五蕴是组成众生的五个方面,分别是色、受、想、行、识。证悟者如多杰雄登能将五蕴分别化现成不同的本尊。金泽是多杰雄登“受”蕴的化现,作用是协助我们增长世俗和修行上的财富。“受”蕴是我们对愉悦或不悦感受的认知。我们执着于愉悦,避免不悦,而这正是导致我们受困和造下各种业,继而产生痛苦的因(此段原文: http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_6d7edf5f0102x1n6.html)

    来到这里,我们首先要上香。做生意的朋友可要趁此机会拜拜,供养一个大的莲花蜡烛,上三根大香,祈求今年一帆风顺哦。

    摘自“GO BENTONG!与菩萨有约”
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    Saturday, Mar 25. 2017 11:02 PM
    Can’t imagine that a priest actually stabbed Pope John Paul. How can he do this when he as a priest is suppose to be compassion and love everyone but kill the religion leader. he should remember that he carries the name priest and hence must show good example and behaviour to others but instead took another person’s life.

    I respected Pope John who continued his trip even though he was injured. That shows the determination he had to teach so it can benefit others. Always put others first more than our own needs.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/pope-john-paul-stabbed-by-priest.html
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    Saturday, Mar 25. 2017 08:13 PM
    It is admirable for Sine Lindholm & Mads Ulrik Husum to place their design as open source for everyone to download and copy to manufacture. This shows how farsighted they are in propelling self-sustainability. The first step is always the hardest, and I believe what Sine and Mads had done is towards the right direction. In this way, people from all the around the world who genuinely are passionate and interested in growing own vegetables will be able to start on their own. Without needing to rely on middleman or manufacturer who might end up making the brilliant idea a commercial white elephant. Thank you, Rinpoche for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/build-your-own-growroom.html
  • Alice Tay
    Friday, Mar 24. 2017 10:05 PM
    Many companies especially in overseas are very considerate and allow their employees to bring their dogs to work. I personally think that this is a very good practice where the employees no longer have to worry about leaving pets at home alone. The work environments that cultivate loving kindness, caring and compassion create a much more positive and productive place to work. Besides, it may influence everyone especially those who do not have pet to be more kind to the animals.

    Nevertheless, the employer and employees may have to work together to maintain the safe and cleanliness work place such as reduce odour, provide clean air and many others.

    Thank you for this interesting article as a reminder to us to love and be kind to animals no matter where we are.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/inside-the-worlds-most-dog-friendly-office.html
  • Lin Mun
    Friday, Mar 24. 2017 07:06 PM
    Superb idea and very creative. Home farming in the cities ! Appreciate all the hardwork and ideas to produce Growroom. It’s just like putting a big puzzle and making the whole process so much easier to plant in cities where we always have limited spaces.

    We should support more people to come up with such ideas so we can eat our own food and cultivate self sustainability.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/build-your-own-growroom.html
  • Pastor Shin Tan
    Friday, Mar 24. 2017 01:40 PM
    When on the hospital bed nearing our last breath, nothing matters except for the practice and transformation we have done in dharma in our lifetime.

    Our money, wishes, houses, clothes, jewelry, reputation, spouses, desires, dreams, greed, anger, possessions, explanations will be of no use at all. It will in fact even be a hindrance scratching at our mind’s energy to let go and we cannot.

    Since they are no use at that momentous event, we should continue that thought now and understand what we should truly cultivate now. This thought must translate into action not just scholastic thoughts and meanderings of the mind for self deception or imitation spiritual satisfaction. This is what I think daily and everyday as part of my meditations on death and impermanence according to first chapter of Lam Rim.
    ~H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche

    Learn more here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-dying-process.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Mar 24. 2017 12:11 PM
    Amazing and very creative architecture designed space for our home grown foods.It is a good idea for those living in the cities.The Growroom is beautifully produced made it convenience which enables people to connect with nature surrounding with plants. The smell of herbs and plants makes cities dwellers to live in happiness and healthy.
    Its takes alot of effort and determination for anyone to build a growroom.Well they can do it,if they have the will power….hoping someday KFR will have one too.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/build-your-own-growroom.html
  • nut
    Friday, Mar 24. 2017 01:39 AM
    Lazynnes ,negative karma!and mends samajas …ITS very very , inderdependent motivations lewwels of awareness Teacher’Quality &sangha quantity ,first when samajas ARE pure Empowerment full blessings later?so give less Empowerment ITS OK.ccTR IS Wise.
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  • nut
    Friday, Mar 24. 2017 01:32 AM
    http://www.aikidosydneycity.com/interview-with-takeda-shihan-by-aikikai-hombu-dojo/ yes yes sumikiri!i m sure HE practice martial arts in many previous lives AS well AS have family’karma conected with ai!ki flow,,,so NEUTRAL his re:for attacks ARE.,above normal fighter skills!___and i m skull in maya astro,fine and wanth share:#####paranormalTSEMsection on:::: antarctica aliens& JFK ,Peru as egg skulls.________________have a good day&nice PRactICE.____THE LIGHT be?or just show options that can be used.
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  • nut
    Friday, Mar 24. 2017 01:23 AM
    For example B_LOCK can be neutral karma ,butRE_PLAY reactions can make diferent results in second person?
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  • nut
    Friday, Mar 24. 2017 01:22 AM
    NEUTRAL karma not make good ,not bad result!but ITS STill karma so IS not done from lewwels of acomplishment where IS NO NEW karma acumulations.
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  • nut
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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
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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
4 weeks ago
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!
4 weeks ago
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
2 months 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 months 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
2 months ago
This is a good one to read
Mumu is silly and cute and funny
2 months ago
Mumu is silly and cute and funny
Mumu\'s hair is messy and he looks funny
2 months 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
2 months 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
3 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
3 months ago
Message to Tibetans in English
Message to the Tibetans
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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
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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
3 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
3 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
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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
3 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
4 months ago
This huge Buddha in Korea is magnificent
The very first oracle of Dorje Shugden in trance statue. I have commissioned this.
4 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.
4 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.
4 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
4 months ago
Kyabje Zemey, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Kyabje Pabongka Choktrul Rinpoche
My Oser girl and Mumu boy are so adorable
4 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
4 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?
5 months ago
Tenzing Norgay found this in Nepal. Guess what it is?
Sir Edmund Hillary
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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
5 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
6 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
6 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...
6 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
6 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.
6 months ago
Serkong Dorje Chang on the left and his son Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche on the right.
High lamas in France September 2016
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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
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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
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Dalai Lama Says We Can Practise Dorje Shugden Finally! Read more on this development--- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109777
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  • March 27, 2017 04:19
    Dongho asked: I have been reading on the tunes of certain sects and would like to ask on this. From what I've read, there are certain tunes to each sect and school of certain chants. Exactly where can I find the sheet music for these percussion and horns with the chants, such as to the one for invoking Kache Marpo or Dorje Shugden? Would it be possible to use school instruments for this?
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  • March 26, 2017 02:14
    Kunga asked: Does the Gelug have Begtse a protector? If so, could you please provide a sadhana for him here?
    pastor answered: Dear Kunga, Yes the Dharma protector Begtse exists within the Gelug tradition. He is also known as Chamsing. Begtse’s practice stems from India and was introduced to Tibet and therefore Tibetan Buddhism by the translator Nyen Lotsawa. Marpa Lotsawa also practiced Begtse, and so the practice exists in the Kagyu traditions. This practice was eventually transmitted to Sachen Kunga Nyingpo, the first of the five patriarchs of the Sakya tradition, who were the founding fathers of that tradition. Over time the practice of Begtse was incorporated into the Gelug tradition, founded by Lama Tsongkhapa, and was notably practiced by the 1st and 2nd Dalai Lamas. Over time the practice gained popularity within the lineage, especially when it spread to Mongolia. There the practice became an important one within the lineage as upheld there. Begtse is also affectionately known as the Dharma protector of Mongolia, because his practice is so popular there. If I am not mistaken, there is an oracle of Begtse in Mongolia as well. There is a mistaken account that the practice originated around the time of the 3rd Dalai Lama, with the subjugation of a Mongolian war god, but Begtse was definitely practiced before that time in the Gelug, Kagyu and Sakya traditions. While the practice of Begtse is very effective, I have not come across the practice of Begtse in my personal practice, therefore I do not have access to the Begtse sadhana to provide to you. Instead Begtse is propitiated in prayers that incorporate many other Dharma protectors, and Begtse is also considered one of the nine protectors of the Hayagriva (Tamdrin) cycle of tantric teachings. Therefore Begtse is included in the Dharma protector sections of the Hayagriva tantras. Surrounding Begtse are his sister, Sing Ma, and his main minister, Le Khan Mar Po. His inner retinue comprises of eight butchers who wield copper swords in their right hands and skull-cups full of blood in their left hands. They are portrayed as naked and are very ugly. His outer retinue comprises a further twenty-one butchers, who hold copper swords in their right hands, and this time, the entrails of butchered enemies. They wear the skins humans and oxen as clothes, with ornaments made from human bone. While this may seem violent, Begtse is actually a very powerful and beneficial protector, who helps practitioners clear their obstacles and create conducive conditions for their spiritual evolution. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • March 24, 2017 20:12
    Azair asked: Venerable Rinpoche, I am doing a study in Kalachakra Tantra and I've heard from most of the lama's too that if you practice the Kalachakra Tantra, you'll be able to take control of your next rebirth. Ofcourse, it has been said that we will get our rebirth according to our Karma and desires but whether those dreams will get fulfilled will depend upon the actions that we take in this life. Thus, practicing the Kalachakra(till the end) after initiation will give you the opportunity to take rebirth anywhere you desire regardless of your Karma. My question is that, is there some truth in this statement.? Does this statement hold true for other tantra practices, such as Vajrayogini Tantra, Ghuyasamaja Tantra, Heruka Tantra, etc. I would really really like to know. Thankyou in anticipation, regards, Azair
    pastor answered: Dear Azair, Thank you for your question. Yes there is truth to this statement, both from a scriptural perspective and also by example, as the great masters have shown us. This is a unique feature of all Anuttarayoga Tantras or Highest Yoga Tantras, which Kalachakra, Vajrayogini, Guhyasama and Heruka are all examples of. This category of tantric practice can actually lead a practitioner to full enlightenment in this very lifetime. Even if enlightenment is not reached, very high levels of attainment can be reached nonetheless. This includes the ability to take control over your next rebirth. This is primarily engaged in so that the practitioner is born in an environment where they can eventually pick up their practice and further their spiritual path to enlightenment, or in order to be born in a place where they can benefit sentient beings the most, as part of the spiritual journey over many lifetimes. One of the reasons such an ability is very necessary on the spiritual path, is that usual death and rebirth occurs at the mercy of ones karma, specifically what is known as the ‘throwing karma’ or the karma that dictates what sort of rebirth a person is going to take. This opens up at the time of ordinary death, which most people have no control over. During the death process, many of our disturbing emotions will arise. Whichever of these is the strongest at the point of death triggers open a latent karmic potential, which becomes the ‘throwing karma’ and dictates where we are going to take rebirth and if that life will generally be full of suffering or not. Within Anuttarayoga Tantra, one of the key points of practice is to prepare for one’s death. This is done by simulating the dying process during one’s meditations, so that one becomes familiar with it. At the most pivotal part of this process, one practices achieving either the rainbow body or great bliss (in the case of the father tantras); or clear light (in the case of mother tantras). The tantras themselves are not defined in terms of the gender of the central deity, but by the method used to gain enlightenment. This is either the rainbow body/great bliss (classified as male, therefore labelled ‘father’) or clear light (classified as female, therefore labelled ‘mother’). Non-dual tantras such as the Kalachakra tantra can employ either of the two methods, a mixture of both, or alternate methods. In the case of superior practitioners, due to the power of their practice, they can achieve either of these two methods in their current body. Since they have familiarised themselves with the dying process, and a particular method of practice, they can also achieve enlightenment during their physical death. The great Lama Tsongkhapa is said to have achieved enlightenment at the moment of physical death, using the second of these. For other practitioners, they may not be able to achieve this either in their meditations while they are alive, or during the death process. However because they have familiarised themselves with the dying process, they remain in complete concentration at the time of death, not allowing any disturbing emotions to arise. Due to this level of concentration, meditation and awareness during the dying process, they are able to control where they next take rebirth. This is evident in the tantric scriptures themselves, and the life stories of many masters, who can state exactly where, when and to whom they will take their next rebirth, as they are in full control of the dying and rebirth process. There is a type of meditation called ‘thukdam’ which has been translated into ‘death meditation’. This is a final meditation some masters choose to engage in. During this meditation, the master themselves consciously begin the physical dying process themselves, engage in the meditation of dissolving the winds into the heart centre and remain in the most pivotal part of the death process, the mind of clear light of death. During this point they engage in meditations, either the methods of the father or mother tantras as mentioned previously, and or consciously choose where they are to next take rebirth. They can remain in this death meditation for long periods of time, days at an end, in which their consciousness has not yet left their body, although for all intents and purposes they are dead according to medical science, e.g. they have no heartbeat. At the end of their meditation, a drop of blood will be emitted from their nostril, and their head will slump over a little. Masters who engage in this meditation usually sit in full meditation posture, and their body remain supple and soft even though they have passed away from a medical point of view. I hope this brief explanation helps. Thank you.
  • March 23, 2017 23:01
    Brad asked: What is the significance of offering the Seven precious emblems of royalty to the Buddhas and enlightened Dharma Protectors? What are we symbolically offering up?
    pastor answered: Dear Brad, Thank you for your question. The ‘saptaratna’ or seven precious emblems represent on the one hand the ultimate state of temporal power, and on the other hand the ultimate spiritual attainments that we can achieve. By offering these to the Buddhas, we are actually creating the causes to achieve what they represent. Therefore it is good to know the meaning of each, so we can understand what we are creating the causes for by offering them up: Please see below for an explanation of the seven royal emblems: 1. The Precious Wheel: a thousand spoked wheel, representing the universal power of the Buddhas, as well as the teachings of the thousand Buddhas of our aeon. It is represented by the Dharmachakra, symbolising the ‘turning of the wheel’ or teaching of the Noble Eightfold Path. It is a symbol of a universal emperor’s spiritual and temporal power. It is also represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect mindfulness, especially that of our own mind, thoughts, delusions and afflictions. 2. The Precious Jewel: an eight sided wish-granting gem, which fulfils all the needs of a universal emperor. This jewel has eight special qualities: it illuminates the night sky for hundreds of leagues; it is cooling when the temperature is hot and warming when the temperature is cold; it makes manifest whatever the holder wants; when thirsty it causes a fresh-water spring to appear; it has the ability to control the nagas, and other supernatural beings, as well as preventing natural disasters such as storms, floods, etc.; it gives off multi-coloured lighted which heals the various mental and emotional afflictions; it cures all illnesses; and it ensures that one dies a natural death, not an untimely one. It is a symbol of a universal emperor’s spiritual and temporal power. It is also represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect mindfulness, or perfect discrimination, so one knows what to abandon and what to keep in the mindstream during the spiritual journey to enlightenment. 3. The Precious Queen: the most beautiful and virtuous of all women. She is described as a goddess who is the epitome of someone: with devotion; without jealousy; who is the embodiment of fertility; who works for the welfare of all beings; who possess feminine wisdom; speaks the truth; not attract to sensual pleasures or material possessions; and does not have false views. She is adored by all. She also represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect effort. This is necessary to keep meditating until one gains spiritual attainments. 4. The Precious Minister: who has sharp intelligence, patience, and the ability to give wise counsel to the emperor. He is so attuned to the emperor that even before the emperor has spoken, the minister is already carrying out his command. He only wishes to support the Dharma, help sentient beings, and is an excellent strategist. He also represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect joy. This is also akin to the attainment of the first bodhisattva level, because you have come to an understanding of your own mind, which is like pouring ice-cold water into boiling water. The water stops boiling, as does the thoughts, projections, and delusions in the mind. He represents the path of the bodhisattva. 5. The Precious Elephant: who has the strength of a thousand normal elephants. He is white, with the perfect features that an elephant could have. He is majestic, graceful, and gentle, but in battle is fearsome, fearless and unyielding. He communicates with the emperor through a telepathic link. He represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect adaptability. This is important, as one needs to be able to adapt to the various mental afflictions as they arise, and suitably counter them. 6. The Precious Horse: who has all the marks of a celestial horse. Known as wind-horse, he is able to travel extremely fast, and can circumambulate the entire universe three time in just a single day. He is never fearful or startled, never makes a sound when galloping, and has extremely soft hairs on his body. He represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is single-pointed concentration. This is important because without this form of concentration, once cannot engage in the analytical meditations that lead to an understanding of emptiness, and therefore enlightenment. 7. The Precious General: who has mastered the arts of war and always wins in battle. He wears battle armour and holds many different weapons. He tries to avoid battle, but when necessary fights, and never gives up until he has won. He is fearless, and courageous in carrying out the emperors commands and ensures the emperors army carries out their duties. He represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect equanimity. This is because he overcomes all warfare, which is akin to the battle between things were are attached to and things we have an aversion for in our minds. In short, what you are offering up is the highest of all temporal treasures and abilities, as well as the entire path of the Dharma. Doing so creates the causes for you to receive all of this on your spiritual journey towards enlightenment. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • March 20, 2017 10:16
    Grigoris asked: Excuse me, but I would like to ask, what does the prayer to Shangmo Dorje Putri say exactly? I can't read Tibetan, but would like to see the description that the prayer gives. I am not planning to say the prayer or make interaction(as it would be very dangerous), but would like to see what it actually says from the Tibetan text. Here's the link: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/shangmo-dorje-putri-the-bamo-of-sakya.html
    pastor answered: Dear Grigoris, Thank you for your question. Shangmo Dorje Putri is indeed a fascinating unenlightened Dharma protector. Unfortunately at the moment, we do not have a translated copy of the text in English that we can provide. The usual format for such texts, would include an invocation, making offerings to appease them, and then exhortations for them to perform their activities, possibly followed by thanking them for their help. One thing is for certain, due to the nature of Shangmo Dorje Putri her prayer is sure to include violent imagery, just like many other Dharma protectors, such as Achi Chokyi Drolma (who even though has a peaceful appearance, has a lot of violent imagery in her prayers). The reason behind the violent imagery is explained in the post about Achi Chokyi Drolma here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/achi-chokyi-drolma-chief-protectress-of-the-drikung-kagyu.html
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Group photo of Kechara Sunday Dharma School teachers and trainer after the Teachers Training program in 2016. Stella, KSDS
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Group photo of Kechara Sunday Dharma School teachers and trainer after the Teachers Training program in 2016. Stella, KSDS
Kechara Sunday Dharma School teachers attended the weekly Blogchat Dharma sharing session every Monday. Stella, KSDS
20 hours ago
Kechara Sunday Dharma School teachers attended the weekly Blogchat Dharma sharing session every Monday. Stella, KSDS
Kechara Sunday Dharma School students and parents made a day trip to Kechara forest Retreat during school holidays. What a good way to spend a weekend. Stella, KSDS
20 hours ago
Kechara Sunday Dharma School students and parents made a day trip to Kechara forest Retreat during school holidays. What a good way to spend a weekend. Stella, KSDS
Kechara Sunday Dharma School students, Kayene and her brother Karlson made a day trip to visit Kechara Forest Retreat with their parents. Stella, KSDS
20 hours ago
Kechara Sunday Dharma School students, Kayene and her brother Karlson made a day trip to visit Kechara Forest Retreat with their parents. Stella, KSDS
Lovely visitors in Kechara Forest Retreat, Wisdom Hall
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Lovely visitors in Kechara Forest Retreat, Wisdom Hall
Prostration is a practice to show reverence to the Three Jewels. Let the children have this practice at their young age, Alice Tay, KSDS
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Prostration is a practice to show reverence to the Three Jewels. Let the children have this practice at their young age, Alice Tay, KSDS
Teacher Stella together with WOAH Camp young participants to check the broken egg. Alice Tay, KSDS
yesterday
Teacher Stella together with WOAH Camp young participants to check the broken egg. Alice Tay, KSDS
Great to see Dian and Wen Xin tried to do breath meditation slowly. Alice Tay, KSDS
yesterday
Great to see Dian and Wen Xin tried to do breath meditation slowly. Alice Tay, KSDS
Happy faces of Teacher Irene together with KSDS's youngest age group. Alice Tay, KSDS
yesterday
Happy faces of Teacher Irene together with KSDS's youngest age group. Alice Tay, KSDS
Most of the KSDS students like drawing and discuss about their drawing. Alice Tay, KSDS
yesterday
Most of the KSDS students like drawing and discuss about their drawing. Alice Tay, KSDS
The yearly gotong royong event on Malaysia Day. Great day to contribute back to the society. Lin Mun KSDS
yesterday
The yearly gotong royong event on Malaysia Day. Great day to contribute back to the society. Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS students, parents and teachers participated in food packaging for Kechara Soup Kitchen. Lin Mun KSDS
yesterday
KSDS students, parents and teachers participated in food packaging for Kechara Soup Kitchen. Lin Mun KSDS
The team is setting up the tent and games for the Halloween party. Lin Mun KSDS
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The team is setting up the tent and games for the Halloween party. Lin Mun KSDS
Students of SRJK (C) enjoyed themselves so much during Halloween 2016. Lin Mun KSDS
yesterday
Students of SRJK (C) enjoyed themselves so much during Halloween 2016. Lin Mun KSDS
Khai Te is very talented in drawing. Look at the van. It has a Kechara logo. Lin Mun KSDS
yesterday
Khai Te is very talented in drawing. Look at the van. It has a Kechara logo. Lin Mun KSDS
Students listening to Teacher Grace attentively during WOAH camp 2016. Lin Mun KSDS
2 days ago
Students listening to Teacher Grace attentively during WOAH camp 2016. Lin Mun KSDS
Happy visitor invited Dorje Shugden back home.
4 days ago
Happy visitor invited Dorje Shugden back home.
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Join our Meditate in Nature Programme 2017! Here are the Dates:
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Join our Meditate in Nature Programme 2017! Here are the Dates:
When we love others without projections, we truly LOVE. ~ Tsem Rinpoche . YEO KWAI GIN ( KKSG )
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When we love others without projections, we truly LOVE. ~ Tsem Rinpoche . YEO KWAI GIN ( KKSG )
True Love Is Simple Because It's SELFLESS ~ Tsem Rinpoche.  YEO KWAI GIN ( KKSG ) .
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True Love Is Simple Because It's SELFLESS ~ Tsem Rinpoche. YEO KWAI GIN ( KKSG ) .
Powerful Quote !  www.TsemRinpoche.com .  YEO KWAI GIN ( KKSG )
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Powerful Quote ! http://www.TsemRinpoche.com . YEO KWAI GIN ( KKSG )
Pastor Yek Yee blessed a sponsor during Dorje Shugden puja at a outcall house blessing recently. www.kechara.com
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Pastor Yek Yee blessed a sponsor during Dorje Shugden puja at a outcall house blessing recently. http://www.kechara.com
DORJE SHUGDEN STATUE, 2.75 INCHES, more info about this beautiful Statue, pls visit www.vajrasecrets.com.   YEO KWAI GIN ( KKSG )
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DORJE SHUGDEN STATUE, 2.75 INCHES, more info about this beautiful Statue, pls visit http://www.vajrasecrets.com. YEO KWAI GIN ( KKSG )
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Bigfoot Fleamarket in Bentong on Saturday evenings!
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