15 year old does Manjushri retreat
I received a very sincere and inspiring card from a young boy recently. This young boy, Hecelus Tan is only 15 years old but he spends his free time doing pujas and retreats! He recently completed his first Manjushri retreat which he did during his school holidays. I was very happy when I got to know about this. When most boys spend their holidays playing video games and running around with their other friends, this young boy spends his free time doing retreats and prayers…
Hecelus wrote me a beautiful card stating that he wishes to do more for his next retreat! I rejoice Hecelus has decided to do more… So young and yet so wise to understand the benefits of doing retreats. Perhaps he saw the benefits from his first retreat hehe
Out of the many many benefits from Manjushri practice, some of them are improvements to your memory, increase of intelligence and gaining persuasive speech. I am very happy Hecelus is taking his Manjushri retreat seriously, as it will definitely help him in his studies. May he make his parents proud.
Do have a read at Hecelus’ sincere card below, and send him your wishes!
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The card reads the following:
Dear: H.E Tsem Rinpoche
HELLO, I’m HECELUS TAN. First, I would like to thank you rinpoche that give my mum a wooden craft Shakyamuni and me a manjushri. I have been promised rinpoche that do my manjushri retreat yearly, so this year I will continue. Second, I would like to add something new into my retreat. I would like to add 100 bowls water offering, 1500 tealight offering, 3000 times prostration, 300 times 35 cofessional Buddha and 3000 malas manjushri mantra. I would like to take one month to do this retreat. I will do 10 times 100 bowls water offering, 50 tealight, 100 times prostration, 10 times 35 confessional buddha, 100 malas manjushri mantra daily during retreat. I will do more if I have time. I hope rinpoche will giving my retreat blessing. I will try my best to making more offering to buddha. Actually I wish to invite a medium size Vajrayogini that her face is painted into golden colour and making jewel and pearl offering to her. Every year I will saved my pocket money for retreat. I hope in future I will have her sacred statue and get Tantra practice from rinpoche.
May rinpoche long life and dharma works growth
From: Hecelus Tan Yong Chean
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