Tara

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In 1983, when I was 18 years old, I had the great honor and pleasure to serve His Holiness Kyabje Zong Dorje Chang for over 6 months in Thubten Dhargye Ling Buddhist Center, Los Angeles. Venerable Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen was the spiritual guide in the centre at that time and he had invited His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche to our center, who is his root teacher. Consequently, we had the great honor to receive many teachings from Kyabje Zong Rinpoche throughout those few months. Many people understood the preciousness of Zong Rinpoche’s presence and took the opportunity to visit Zong Rinpoche daily for audiences, divination, questions, blessings and many other reasons.

Out of all of Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s followers, there was a Tibetan man named Kelsang, who resided in California. He would come to see Zong Rinpoche and, sometimes helped to cook. It was on one of these occasions that Kelsang brought a Tara tsa tsa to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and requested Zong Rinpoche to bless the tsa tsa for him – so that he would be taking back a consecrated image. I happened to be in the room to witness Zong Rinpoche decline to bless the tsatsa. Zong Rinpoche said that it is not necessary to bless a Tara image. However, Kelsang-la insisted. So, to make him happy, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche did the blessing on the Tara tsa tsa.

When I asked why Zong Rinpoche initially rejected the request from Kelsang-la, Zong Rinpoche explained that Tara’s image is so sacred, so holy and so full of benefit that her body, speech and mind, and anything that has to do with Tara – is so sacred, that no further blessing is necessary. Anything or any image made in the persona of Tara is automatically blessed and does not need to be consecrated.

The high reverence and high respect His Holiness Zong Rinpoche had for the Buddha Tara, for which he did pujas every month and recitations every single day, made me realize that she is totally incredible. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche had a very special place in his heart for this incredible Buddha… A goddess whom we call Tara which means Saviouress. I always remember this story. Although I have always loved Tara myself and had a lot of faith in her… what Zong Rinpoche said and did, increased my level of faith significantly, a couple of notches to the top.

White Tara (centre), peaceful in appearance, with one face and two hands, surrounded by eight Taras and eight vignettes illustrating the overcoming of the eight fears. Click image to enlarge

In the past age, during the time of the past Buddha, Tara was named Dawa Lhamo or Moon Goddess. She was the Princess of a very wealthy king and during that lifetime, she was extremely faithful and very devoted and loyal to the sangha as well as the Buddha. She didn’t want to get married or to have a “princess kind of life”. She was simple, extremely beautiful, very virtuous and very faithful. She would often attend the teachings of the Buddha and because of her wealth, she would always use her resources to take care the needs of the sangha at that time, who were the ordained monks and nuns. The care Dawa Lhamo gave to the sangha include providing them shelter during the rainy season, provide food, robes and medications… whatever the sangha needed at that time. She would do this consistently with the blessings of her father, the king.

One day, when Dawa Lhamo was walking along a path, she chanced upon a very old monk who was not very learned but sincere and pure. This monk had made a statement to Tara saying: “Because of your virtue in sponsoring the sangha, Virtuous Princess, please dedicate that in the future you can take rebirth as a man and you can practice the Dharma as a man because, as a woman, your body is impure and not capable of attaining the highest enlightenment”.

The monk didn’t say this to put her down or to degrade women in any way. The monk really believed that because that was the norm and widely accepted opinion of women during that time – Women were viewed as inferior and not as superior or equal. Since women are considered inferior, their bodies must also be inferior and act as an impediment to achieving enlightenment. That view is the norm of the day at that time. Today, we all know that this is wrong view, we all know that it is incorrect but that is the belief that many ancient societies held in the past.

Upon hearing this statement, the Moon Goddess, Tara-to-be, folded her hands respectfully to the old venerable monk and said: “Venerable monk, what you say is incorrect because the perfect Buddha, the Tathagata, the Sage, the One who has crossed over from samsara has taught that male and the female are exactly the same and their potentials are equal. The female may have slightly more impediment in her physical body in the male society but it does not mean that she is inferior”. So, in front of that holy sangha, that old monk, she vowed to become a fully enlightened Buddha in that very lifetime with her female body, and after enlightenment, she will always predominantly manifest in the female form to benefit sentient beings. In that very life, Dawa Lhamo fulfilled her vows. She had reached very high levels of meditation and meditative absorption and became fully attained in that very lifetime.

Thereafter, she was known to be Tara or Savioress – The one who saves people from different disasters. Ultimately, Tara saves you from the eight main fears, which can be classified as internal and external depending on their source of origin as follows:

Internal External
Fear of fire (anger): The fire of anger is fanned by the wind of wrongdoing, which is caused by ignorance. Fear of imprisonment (avarice): Stinginess is viewed as something negative. Negativity binds us in ways that we are incapable of acting positively, keeping us hopelessly trapped in samsara.
Fear of lions (pride): As the king of the jungle, the lion looks down on everyone and listen to no one. This pride will isolate us from help and keep us locked in the control of ignorance. Fear of floods (attachment): Attachment functions like a violent, rushing river that keeps us trapped in the current of samsara, carrying us further and further from the shores of liberation.
Fear of elephants (wrath): Ignorance is like a wild, drunken elephant that will not hesitate to trample anyone who gets in his way. Fear of demons (doubt): Spirits a linked to the darkness. Likewise, doubt is active in the darkness of ignorance. It frightens and confuses and preventing us from progressing towards clarity and wisdom.
Fear of snakes (envy): Like a snake, jealousy hides in the darkness of ignorance. Jealousy causes us to poison the “good” of others. Fear of robbers (wrong views): A thief steals our valuables. Likewise, wrong view steals our opportunity to make any progress on the spiritual path.

The Eight Great Fears can be interpreted from a few levels beginning with the outer meaning, which are exactly as described and are tangible and can be experienced physically or materially. At a deeper level, the inner meaning relates to passions, ego and emotions. On the deepest level, these fears relate to tantric techniques and philosophies that, when overcome, lead to realizations and enlightenment.

For example, protection from fire on the outer level means that if you solicit and pray to Tara, you will be safe from fire or disasters related to fire or being burnt by a fire. You may think: “What is the big deal these days as we have smoke alarm”, but this was not the case in villages during the olden days where: when it burnt, you really burned. So, protection from fire was a very big deal. When you meditate on Tara on the inner level, it helps to destroy the quality of anger. Fire is likened to anger on the inside. So, on the outside you are protected by Tara from fire while internally, you are protected from anger and from doing actions related to anger. Therefore, solicitation of Tara is very complete as she protects us from outer, inner and secret obstacles.

21 forms of Tara depicted in this artwork

If you observe Tara’s iconography, you will see that there are 21 main forms, but in actuality her emanations are unlimited. Within the 21 forms, you will see many types of Tara. The Tara that Kensur Rinpoche gave me is a White Tara. The form of the White Tara has seven eyes: two on the palms, two on the feet and three on the face. The seven eyes represent she can see into the six realms plus ultimate reality, which is emptiness. Each of her eyes can see into one realm of samsara in which she saves, benefits, helps, assists and emanate for the sake of those beings. The extra third eye she has on her forehead is symbolic of her having penetration to the reality of samsara, meaning she has achieved emptiness… that she is a fully enlightened Buddha with unlimited clairvoyance. Her white body represents the purity of enlightenment, unstained by any soils of samsara. She sits in a meditation pose with her legs fully crossed, meaning by meditation and practice she has achieved full enlightenment. So, she encourages us to do our meditations by her pose. Then, she has two full breasts that are exposed, representing the bliss of enlightenment. Additionally, breasts are meant to feed, to take care of as well as to assist, help and nurture. So, Tara’s exposed breasts means that she will nurture you, take care of you, “feed” you and watch over you like a mother for her only child until you are strong, grown and fully able to stand on your own. This is symbolic that Tara will nurture you until enlightenment, where you can rise and be free of samsara if you rely on her all the way.

Tara’s hair is partially tied up on top with three topknots where the highest one represents achievement of full Nirvana and that she cannot ever fall down in samsara again. The remaining half of her hair flows down her shoulders and back, straight and is blue-black in color, representing that although she is fully enlightened, she is still emanating and active in samsara. Tara’s time and her affinity to sentient beings are not over, enabling her to still help in samsara. Therefore, the half of her hair that is down means she emanates in samsara, while the half of her hair that is tied up represents that she is completely free from samsara. Tara wears five ornaments on her body, which is the crown, necklace, armlets, and anklets. Her body being so beautiful and so incredibly out of this world that no beautiful woman on this planet or in samsara can compare to the beauty of Tara. In fact, the beauty of Tara’s body is said to be so great that her body itself represents the 6th ornament. Hence, the 5 ornaments that she wears together with her body represents six ornaments, symbolizing that Tara has perfected the path of all six paramitas.

A beautiful White Tara Nathang (black thangka)

Paramita is the perfection or culmination of virtues, which are cultivated as a way of purification of karma and accumulation of merit to help aspirant to reach the goal of enlightenment. The six paramitas include giving, moral discipline, patience, effort, contemplation and wisdom.

By practicing, relying and praying to Tara, one can achieve the six paramitas because, we are directly fulfilling the six paramitas. For example, when we make offering to Tara, it is the paramita of giving; When we meditate on Tara, it is the paramita of concentration etc. So by doing the worship of Tara, we are fulfilling the six paramitas. Tara is universal and is free from sects, free from schools of Buddhism and free from labels. Tara is a fully enlightened Buddha. Anyone relying upon her will be blessed, be free of the Eight Great Fears on the inner and outer level. On top of that, you will be able to accomplish lower and higher attainments. Lower attainments include clairvoyance, walking fast, ability to heal and make medicines, control etc. Higher attainments include reaching mahamudra siddhi or gaining full enlightenment.

Therefore, if we wish to do the practice of Tara, you do not need any initiation. You can do the prayer to Tara as written by the first Dalai Lama, which is my favorite.

 

A Gem to Increase Life and Wisdom

A Praise of White Tara by Gyalwa Gendun Drub, The 1st Dalai Lama

Homage to the Female Buddha beautiful with youth
Who sits on seats of white lotus and moon in nature
Spreading with stainless compassion and knowledge,
Who captures the radiance of snow mountains.

Homage to the Youthful One with budding breasts,
Who has one face and two arms, sits in the vajra posture,
Is bold with grace and calm, has a full moon as backrest
And is filled with great bliss.

Homage to the Ultimately Generous One whose right hand,
Showing the mudra Supreme Giving
Easily releases boundless karmas of peace, increase, power and wrath
As well as the eight siddhis and even supreme Buddhahood.

Homage to the Spiritual Mother who gives birth to Buddhas
Past, present and future; whose left hand
Supporting a blue lotus, grants protection
From lions, elephants, fires and all eight terrors.

Homage to the Refuge of the World, who has eyes
In hands and feet gazing at the four doors of freedom
And who leads all living creatures
Toward the isle of blissful liberation.

Homage to she whose face unites
The beauty of a million autumn moons,
Whose wide eyes gaze with compassion
Whose Joyous mouth smiles equally on all.

Homage to she with head adorned by Amitayus, boundless Life,
The mere thought of whom grants life and wisdom,
Whose hand, in the contemplative mudra,
Hold a vase filled with ambrosia of immortality.

Homage to the All-Beautified One whose crown
Steals the light of sun and moon,
Whose sapphire hair is half knotted on top
And half falling freely over her shoulders.

Homage to the Majestic One of precious ornament blazing,
Whose crown, earrings, necklaces, arm-bands,
Bracelets, anklets and belt so elegantly arranged
Surpass the ornaments of men and gods.

Homage to she of celestial raiment,
Whose shoulder-sash and skirt
Hug her body like rainbows
Hug the crystal mountains.

Homage to the goddess before whose lotus feet
Vishnu, Indra, Shiva, Brahma, the antigods, spirits,
Men, semi-humans and all the world
Submit themselves in devotion.

Merely by reciting your mantra,
Those who make offerings at your lotus feet
Gain immortality, wisdom and merit
And attain all desired siddhis; to you I bow down.

The knowledge, compassion and perfect actions of all Buddhas
Appear in the form of the beautiful goddess
I take refuge in you and offer you my prayers;
Pray eliminate all my obstacles and fulfill all my aims.

Quickly release your perfect action of peace,
Calming all interferences to my practices for enlightenment;
Interferences such as the eight terrors,
Sickness, demons and other harmful agents, inner and outer.

Quickly release your perfect action of increase which multiplies
All good qualities, such as life, merit, unapprehending compassion,
The stainless wisdoms of learning, contemplation and meditation,
And the three higher trainings.

Quickly release your perfect action of power,
Which causes gods, men and spirits
To humbly bow before you
And which fulfils all wishes of the mind.

Quickly release your perfect action of wrath,
Which with punishments befitting the evils done
Destroys demons, interferences and hindrances
Hateful opposing Buddhadharma and its holders.

Pray, bestow quick and easy attainment of siddhis
Such as the magic sword, mystic eye-medicine, fast-walking,
The food pill and the precious vase,
And even mahamudra, the highest siddhi.

In brief, from now until enlightenment
I respectfully make offerings at your lotus feet
I need seek no other refuge
Out of compassion gaze upon me and quickly grant protection.

By the meritorious energy of this practice
May the transcended, perfect Tara
Look upon me forever with pleasure
And never leave me, even for a moment.

May all sentient beings after death take rebirth
Before Amitayus in Sukavati, Land of Pure Joy,
May they live in the ways of the great Bodhisattvas
And come to equal Avalokiteshvara, Lord of Compassion.

May I realise the oceans of Sutras and Tantras
To be able to pass them on to others;
And until samsara be emptied may I strive
To uphold the victory banner of practicing exactly as taught.

 

Upon completing the above praise to Tara, you can do her short mantra:

OM TARE TUTARE TUREE SOHA

 

Tara’s mantra, is short but extremely powerful whereby every syllable has a meaning:

  • “OM” represents Tara’s enlightened body, speech, and mind.
  • “TARE” means one who liberates from suffering.
  • “TUTTARE” means one who liberates from the eight fears.
  • “TURE” means one who liberates from ignorance with wisdom that brings the true cessation of suffering.
  • “SOHA” means may the meaning of the mantra take root in my mind.

 

Alternatively, or you can do the extended White Tara mantra:

OM TARE TUTTARE TURE MAMA AYU PUNYE JANA PUTIM KURUYE SOHA

 

You can do this recitation every single day. You can choose either to recite the short or extended mantra, it is your choice. This practice can be done anywhere, but doing the prayer in front of her image, would be excellent. Tara’s practice will help to increase our life, free us from the Eight Great Fears, and if we want particular obstacles to be removed, it is very good to do Tara’s practice. In fact, in Gaden, Sera and Drepung Monastery, Tara prayers are recited every single day, before debates. Additionally, Tara pujas are done by the whole sangha community and tormas are offered to her in a special ritual called Drolchok on a monthly basis. Therefore, Tara’s practice is very much prevalent in the monasteries because her effects and very quick, blessed and she has very special karma to benefit us.

I thought I would give you a little bit of explanation about Tara. Sometime, we have special beings that do their meditations correctly, hold their vows correctly and they could even be very good monks or nuns. Very good monks and nuns on their own are very blessed and the longer they hold their vows the more and more blessed they become. This is why we respect senior, older monks and nuns very much. It is a privilege to serve older monks and nuns: to wash their clothes, to offer them food, to clean their seat, to carry their bags or to make offerings of water or fulfill other needs of the sangha. Making offerings to the sangha is not special only in Tibetan Buddhism only but it is a practice that is started and implemented by Lord Buddha himself. Therefore the sangha is the third of our refuge because the monastic community are virtuous ones who practice, meditate and focus on the Dharma 24 hours a day all their lives.

Without the sangha, the Dharma cannot exist. Without the Dharma, a Buddha cannot arise. So, Buddha is dependent on the Dharma and the Dharma is dependent on the sangha. Without sangha, there is no Dharma, without Dharma there is no Buddha. Some people may say that there are exceptional lay people who hold the Dharma. Yes, there are exceptional lay people who can hold the Dharma but they don’t create a monastic system where their lineage can be passed on to others. So the lineage can be lost… the practices, teachings and Dharma can be lost. Therefore the sangha community is very important. When you have special sangha who are learned, advanced, highly trained and who hold their vows very well, even a piece of cloth from them is considered very holy. If we have the hair and even nails of these being;, they can be placed inside the stupa as an object of veneration, faith and offering. Therefore, sangha, advanced sangha, senior sangha are very blessed beings for us to serve, to assist, to take care of and, also, to show veneration.

H.E. Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Phende

In Shar Gaden Monastery we have an elite, senior and older sangha, his name is Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Phende. He is a scholar, a meditation master and an erudite learned person in both sutra and tantra. Kensur Rinpoche received his lineage and practice from the greatest Lamas of Tibet such as His Eminence Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, His Holiness Kyabje Ling Rinpoche. He has received teachings from these great erudite masters, practiced and put it into complete application and received the results. What are the results? Kensur Rinpoche is still a monk, which shows you he has given up attachment to the world. He is practicing a teaching, which shows you his commitment in spreading the Dharma.

Kensur Rinpoche is always happy, smiling and pleasant and delighted to meet anyone who comes to receive his blessings or ask questions, which shows that he has no attachment to himself. So, this is a great master. I have been his friend for over 25 years. He is a friend of mine from Gaden, for which I am humbled to say. At the same time, I respect Kensur Rinpoche very much for being the first abbot of the Shar Gaden Monastery. When our team went to Shar Gaden Monastery, to make some offerings, we had a great honor and pleasure to be able to serve Kensur Rinpoche, to take him for a full medical check up and also improve his medication. It was at this trip that I was able to call him through my team and speak to him directly and request him to give a series of teachings in the monastery. I also requested Kensur Rinpoche to use his meditative ability to extend his life, to live very long for the benefit of others.

A gift from Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende

I was extremely honored to receive a special image of White Tara as a gift from Kensur Rinpoche himself. This special image of Tara was taken from Kensur Rinpoche’s personal altar. I wanted to share this White Tara that is double blessed with everyone. Firstly, it is blessed because: it is Tara! As Zong Rinpoche said, if it is an image of Tara, it is so blessed it doesn’t even need to be consecrated. Secondly, it was on the altar of a very holy, senior monk… and it was given to me in that way. I feel very blessed and honored to receive such a great gift. I couldn’t keep such a precious item on my personal alter and selfishly collect all the blessings myself every single day! So I placed this blessed Tara statue in Kechara’s altar in Wisdom Hall, with a label of when she arrived and where she came from together with this blog post about the holiness of this statue. So, if anyone ever comes to Kechara Forest Retreat, please make a beeline path to this image, prepare your khata and make your offering and prostrations and pray for Tara.

I thought I’d share this beautiful image and a little bit of history and story about Tara with everyone. I was inspired by this gift to share about sacred Tara here. Please enjoy it! I wish everybody happiness, long life, excellence, and may everyone sincerely be taken care of by Tara in this life and all future lives.

Sarva Mangalam,
Tsem Rinpoche

 

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  1. MartinC on Feb 9, 2017 at 9:34 am

    Tsem Rinpoche has worked very hard over the years to provide accurate and important information about Dorje Shugden to dispel the malicious disinformation spread about the Protector. It is fantastic that Rinpoche’s efforts have translated into many people such as the commenter seeing the beauty in Dorje Shugden’s practice. Also Suzy has an interesting opinion about why His Holiness banned the practice. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4&t=11s

    Suzy

  2. KarenC on Nov 13, 2016 at 1:48 am

    I like the story how Tara vowed to emanate as female body in her every reincarnation to ease others’ sufferings. Tara used her actions and result to prove the wrong views of that ancient time was wrong.

    Personally I respect and like Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Phende a lot. The few of us had the great opportunity to serve Kensur Rinpoche for weeks in India due to the kindness of Tsem Rinpoche few years back. I witnessed how Kensur Rinpoche is so humble, simple and extremely holy.

    Kensur Rinpoche was the one who spoke up and be firm in his Dorje Shugden practice despite the ban and led Shar Gaden and become their first abbot. The ban did not waver his faith. I remember how Kensur Rinpoche shared his story about how he fought for Shar Gaden in the beginning of the ban. The hardship and difficulties Kensur Rinpoche had to gone through during that time was beyond imagination yet He was so determined. The monks in Shar Gaden should always remember the kindness of this holy Kensur Rinpoche. _/||\_

  3. Tsem Rinpoche on Sep 15, 2016 at 12:39 am

    Trode Khangsar Chapel in Lhasa, Tibet

    Over 400 years ago a great and learned lama Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen was famed in Mongolia, Tibet, Nepal and China for being very saintly and compassionate. He resided in his residence (Zimkhang Gongma Ladrang) in Drepung Monastery. His root guru was H.H. the Omniscient 4th Panchen Lama and his close dharma brother was the 5th Dalai Lama.

    The 5th Dalai Lama and Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen had a very close and dharmic relationship and often went to receive teachings together from the 4th Panchen Lama. They were close in age. They both became very learned and well known. During this time, the Dalai Lama was enthroned as a Dharma King of Tibet. But more people went to see Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen for teachings, initiations and divinations. This made the attendants of the 5th Dalai Lama feel threatened that Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen’s fame might usurp the power of the 5th Dalai Lama. So they had a khata forced down his throat. At that moment, Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen dissolved his psychic winds and generated the wish to be a great guardian of Buddha and Tsongkapa’s teachings. As his consciousness dissolved, he entered ‘bardo’ as a dharma protector of the highest order (jikten depey sungma). Many signs were seen throughout Lhasa at this time and the earth was said to have shaken in Lhasa. This event was already predicted to Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen’s previous incarnation when he was one of the 8 main disciples of Lord Tsongkapa the Supreme Master and he served Tsongkapa directly by building Gaden Monastery.

    When the 5th Dalai Lama heard what his scheming and power-hungry attendants had done, he was very distressed. He was very sorry Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen was murdered and dishonored as he was a great dharma master. The 5th Dalai Lama composed an apology to Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen. In Lhasa, tens of thousands gathered for the cremation of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen’s holy body. During the cremation, the 5th Dalai Lama’s apology was read out at which flames spontaneously arose from the body of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen commencing the cremation. From the body, during cremation, a powerful whirlwind of smoke tunneled into the sky for all to see as this was an indication Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen’s consciousness has arisen as the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. The Dharma Protector Setrap immediately recognized this new protector Dorje Shugden and ‘enthroned’ him as a powerful Dharma Protector in the realm of the Buddhas. From this, Setrap and Dorje Shugden are closely connected and very close working hand in hand always. After the cremation, the great 5th Dalai Lama built a Dorje Shugden chapel on the spot the cremation took place and named it Trode Khangsar. The 5th Dalai Lama commissioned the statue of Dorje Shugden in this chapel and had monks installed in the chapel to do continuous propitiations to Dorje Shugden. Trode Khangsar Chapel was a commemoration to Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen who was wronged and also a celebration of his consciousness arising as the World Peace Peace Protector Dorje Shugden.

    This Trode Khangsar Chapel still exists now in Lhasa where many make pilgrimages there. It is in good condition and was recently renovated. It is over 400 years old and a testimony to the respect the Great 5th Dalai Lama had to Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen who arose as Dorje Shugden.

    I have visited this holy chapel in Lhasa years back. I’ve never heard of it till I was in Lhasa and by chance, I was told about it which I was happy to visit. I could not find the place but strangely a bunch of pilgrims from Amdo told me they would show me how to get there in Lhasa.

    This short video is a short clip of this holy Trode Khangsar Chapel in Lhasa today commemorating Dorje Shugden, built by the great 5th Dalai Lama. The great 5th Dalai Lama even composed a prayer to Dorje Shugden which is still available today and we can recite to invoke the blessings, protection, and assistance of World Peace Protector Dorje Shugden.

    Tsem Rinpoche


    Read more: Trode Khangsar – A 400-year-old Dorje Shugden Chapel in Lhasa
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/trode-khangsar-%E2%80%93-a-400-year-old-dorje-shugden-chapel-in-lhasa.html

    Short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTybDwTeLAM

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    The 5th Dalai Lama’s Prayer to Dorje Shugden

    HUM
    Though unmoving from the sphere of primordial spontaneity,
    With wrathful turbulent power, swifter than lightning,
    Endowed with heroic courage to judge good and bad,
    I invite you with faith, please come to this place!

    Robes of a monk, crown adorned with rhinoceros leather hat,
    Right hand holds ornate club, left holds a human heart,
    Riding various mounts such as nagas and garudas,
    Who subdues the mamos of the charnel grounds, praise to you!

    Samaya substances, offerings and torma, outer, inner and secret,
    Favourite visual offerings and various objects are arranged.
    Although, previously, my wishes were a bit dense,
    Do not stop your powerful apparitions, I reveal and confess!

    Now respectfully praising with body, speech, and mind,
    For us, the masters, disciples, benefactors and entourages,
    Provide the good and avert the bad!
    Bring increase like the waxing moon in spiritual and temporal realms!

    Moreover, swiftly accomplishing all wishes,
    According to our prayers, bestow the supreme effortlessly!
    And like the jewel that bestows all wishes,
    Always protect us with the Three Jewels!

    From: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/the-5th-dalai-lamas-prayer-to-dorje-shugden

    Tibetan prayer from: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/the-14th-dalai-lamas-prayer-to-dorje-shugden.html

  4. Pastor Antoinette Kass on Jul 3, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    Buddha Tara is so magnificent. Tara has tremendous benefits. She became enlightened as a woman. As she is enlightened there is no limit to her forms.

    Here is the meaning of her holy mantra:

    OM – Tara’s enlightened body, speech and mind.
    TARA – One who liberates from suffering.
    TUTTARA – One who liberates from the eight fears.
    TURE – One who liberates from ignorance with wisdom, the true cessation of suffering.
    SOHA – May the meaning of this mantra take root in my mind.

    Thank You,

  5. tsering dolma on Dec 18, 2015 at 11:55 am

    I bow down to your holiness Tsem Rinpoche. The teachings are so gr8 and inspiring. Thank you Rinpoche la… _/\_

  6. Wan Wai Meng on Jul 24, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    All manifestations of the enlightened mind and Tara is ever more so, why?
    As Tara made an additional vow to be a buddha in female form lifetime after lifetime, how fabulous is that?

  7. Phng Keng Hwa on May 18, 2015 at 12:54 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    It was really interesting to red these information on Tara in this blog post. I was really fascinated and amazed at how amazing Tara truly was. Now, I actually can’t believe how lucky my family is to have all 21 forms of Tara on our alter. I thank my grandmother for giving it to my brother as a birthday present; a really awesome gift indeed. 😀

    I enjoyed reading up on Tara. Thank you for posting this Rinpoche. _/|\_

  8. Uncle Eddie on Apr 13, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing your special image of white Tara received as a gift specially from Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsung Phende. As said, this white Tara image taken out from Kensur Rinpoche’s altar is being double blessed because it is an image of Tara and so it is automatically blessed, and doesn’t need to be consecrated. Simultaneously, it was taken from the altar of “a very holy, senior monk”…..which anybody receiving such a very blessed honorable holy gift will automatically be receiving all blessings. Therefore,it should be fitting to be placed in Kechara’s altar in the wisdom hall of Kechara Forest Retreat! So if anyone visiting KFR and making a beeline path to this image with a Khata to make offerings, prostrations and prayers to Tara, will be collecting all merits deserving of him/her! As said by Rinpoche, he is sharing this beautiful meritorious image and a little history with a story about Tara with everyone for their personal benefit! Rinpoche has very graciously extended to everyone his best wishes for everybody’s happiness, long life, excellence and, may their life be taken care of by Tara in this and all future lives! Om mani Padme Hung.

  9. Pema Thinley on Apr 11, 2015 at 2:10 am

    Dear Ripoche,
    Until today i didn’t realise the true essence of Tara statue and the effects and power of her blessings. Though we are very fortunate to be with those Tara images and statues, it was not much effect unless we understood the complete and true story about Tara. Thank you so much Rinpoche _/\_. I got the much better understanding on Mother tara. So privileged to have met such a rare dharma.

  10. 陈蕙柔 on Apr 10, 2015 at 11:20 pm

    谢谢仁波切分享了如何和白度母结缘的故事。从中让我认识了百度母的由来他的名字,她的神圣,她的美丽与慈悲,她的法相每个身体部分都带有特殊的意思,她也能够帮助我们面对及远离8种内在与外在的恐惧,她的心咒的意思。这个故事也让我知道男女都是平等,只要肯努力修行且成佛和SANGHA是非常神圣及重要。(之前我对百度母的感觉普通,但是看了这个文章觉得她非常的美丽与神圣。)

  11. Alice Tay on Apr 10, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    感谢仁波切的慈悲,在此展示了由H.E. Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Phende赠送给仁波切~如此庄严与完美的白度母像来利益与加持大家(此白度母的佛像被开放在克切拉禪修林里的智慧殿)。由此也带出了这篇关于度母的博文。

    在这之前,生为女儿身的我,以前总会想起为什么在今世里,我不是个男儿身?!而当时的想法是,如果我生为男儿身,我应该可以做更多和一些女生不能做到的事情。

    但这篇博文给了我很大的信心与启发~原来生为女儿身并不是件坏事。因为在博文里有提到,Dawa Lhamo在那一世就以女儿身登上证悟之道。我想,如果当时没有Dawa Lhamo 的慈悲与坚持,那会有今天的度母呈现出来救渡众生呢?

    有了这个前例,如果我们加倍努力与持续的遵守六度般若密-布施、持戒、忍辱、精进、禅定、智慧,朝着这正确的方向坚持下去,就如当时的Dawa Lhamo,要达到证悟并非不可能的事情。

    在这娑婆世界,每个有生命的生物,不是孤立的,但却是互相牵连的。就如上师所提到的:“没有僧伽,就没有佛法。没有佛法,佛陀就不会出现。”因此,我们要尽信三宝,得到三宝的加持,赶上证悟之道。

  12. stella on Apr 9, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    Thank you very much, Rinpoche for sharing this blog post with us. The teachings of Buddha Tara’s iconography and benefit of the Great Tara’s practice is in depth and comprehensive. Buddha Tara is the hallmark of men and women are equal when it comes to the potential to achieve enlightenment.

    From this blog post and as guided by Pastor Adeline during blog chat sharing session, we learnt the importance of Buddha Tara in our lineage through Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s view. This is important as it is part of our lineage.

    Thank you very much Rinpoche for sharing this valuable teaching with us.

    Sincerely and humbly,
    Stella

  13. Lucy Yap on Apr 6, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for giving us the opportunity to pay homage and receive blessings from this holy Tara at Wisdom Hall,Kechara Forest Retreat. Her mantra is extremely calming and relaxing,which I really enjoyed reciting. May those who recite her mantra gain peace and harmony in their lives.
    As the mother of all the Buddhas,she is incredibly superior.powerful and compassionate.
    Thank You Rinpoche.

  14. Pastor Adeline on Apr 6, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    The practice of Tara is so powerful and not limited in merely granting us long life when we are doing the White Tara practice as highlighted in the article. Tara’s practice is complete as She grants us both mundane and supramundane wishes and attainments.

    It is particularly important for us to understand the 3 levels of interpretation for the Eight Great Fears: outer, deepr and deepest that protect us from inner, outer and secret obstacles. It also means that any practice of the enlightenment beings can also be interpreted with these 3 levels.

    Generally, people are more interested in learning of the outer benefits as they are more convinced in the tangible results. It means they want something practical and useful that can benefit them directly. Although it is true that the Tara’s practice bestow that, but it will be waste for us to remain at that level.

    By knowing and understanding the next 2 levels, it is even more practical in which if we understand, aware and practice in that sense, we will be enlightenment and our abilities will be unlimited in helping ourselves and others, allowing unlimited possibilities for all the good things to come our way.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

  15. yenpin on Apr 6, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    谢谢仁波切的分享
    在以前的时代是父权世代,男人身体才可以成佛。但是Dawa Lhamo公主切不认同,她跟僧人发愿,Dawa Lhamo公主说她会成佛是于女人的身体来成佛。佛法是平等,不管你是男人身体还是女人身体只要好好修行一样可以成佛。
    Dawa Lhamo公主实现他的誓言于女人的身体成佛,成为度母。
    修行度母可以让我们远离内在与外在8种恐惧然,圆满心意。达到证悟。

  16. beckyyap on Apr 6, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing this inspiring Tara’s story.

    I have inspired that Dawa Lhamo, she is a princess at that time and she always use her resources to take care the needs of the sangha.
    And she vowed to become fully enlightened Buddha to benefit sentient beings with her female form. If anyone relying upon her will be blessed and to be free of the Eight Great Fears on the inner and outer level.

    I love Tara because she looks graceful and kind. 🙂 _/\_

    Thank you.

  17. Steve Tay on Apr 6, 2015 at 11:58 am

    謝謝師父分享關於白度母的故事

    這故事讓我理解到白度母在成佛以前就一直的以身作則,只要是能力所及的都會去幫助有需要的出家人,因為沒出家人就沒佛法,沒佛法就沒人能夠成佛.

  18. tongsunsun on Apr 6, 2015 at 11:56 am

    谢谢仁波切的分享,我现在才了解度母外在的8恐惧里的‘耐心’才是我们修持的重点。因为如果我们没有了这一点,对身边的人,事和物都会漠视。我们常常会对很多事情例如:情感,金钱,知识(包括佛法)和 时间等等爱无能助,冷眼相看,给自己诸多藉口都是显现自己耐心的不够。希望自己能够培养更好的耐心往自己的学佛努力。

  19. Jimmy tan on Apr 6, 2015 at 11:51 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for your post on Tara. This is the greatest article i read about holy tara. With your kind sharing now I have better understanding that Tara able to help us get rib of 8 type inner & outer fears etc… Tara also act like our mother she will take care us , guide us until achieve enlightenment if we practice with very sincere heart. With Rinpoche’s explanation on Tara it really gain my confidence n faith toward her.I must share the great things of Tara by chant her mantra to peoples around me.

    Thank you. With folded hand.
    Jimmy tan

  20. Loh Ann Leong (Penang) on Mar 30, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    Thank you, Rinpoche for contiuous sharing the Dharma and this time were the benefits and knowledge of Green Tara and White Tara. I would not know so much about Buddhism, as all I know previously, as simple and ignorant by putting incense and hopes my requests will be granted, but it is not. All I come close, is to know more by surfing Rinpoche blogs and to gained more knowledge, therein by that, I am hoping to eliminates my own poisons.

  21. antoinette on Mar 26, 2015 at 3:11 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Without Sangha, there is no Dharma, without Dharma there is no Buddha. This is a most beautiful White Tara statue from the personal shrine of Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende. How fortunate we are to be able to pay homage to her in Wisdom Hall!

    Thank You Rinpoche for giving us access to all this information on Buddha Tara! May we be blessed and protected always.

  22. Pastor Chia on Mar 26, 2015 at 12:20 am

    It was so blessed to read about this article and Rinpoche teaching about mother Tara. Not doubt mother Tara is so powerful and helping people in danger and overcome their obstacle in life threatening.

    Many year ago before meet H.E.Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, I was working as a cook at restaurant. One of my colleague was having bad car accident and went in coma more than a week.Doctor has said he might not be awake I was concern about his safety and request help through friend asking Rinpoche for divination. The result of divination is to recite mother Tara holy mantra and blow to the person and call his name to awake him. When I received her holy mantra, without knowing much about mother Tara, I went to hospital together with my colleague mother reciting holy mother for help to awake my friend. The miracle happen at the second day after what we did at hospital,my friend is awake from coma. That is my first counter how powerful by recite mother Tara and saving people awake in the coma. Although so many year ago, I never forget this incident case.

  23. Julia Tan on Mar 25, 2015 at 11:50 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the story of Tara and explaining the 8 fears, 6 ornaments and the significant of Tara’s body. I remember the first time i recited Tara mantra was when I prayed for my brother who’s in coma in the hospital. Every day I do that and blew to the 10 thousands of candles and incense that I offer to Tara to ask Tara for help. On top of that many Kechara siblings were doing White Tara mantra for him. My brother woke up right after I offered up all the candles.

    Rinpoche always say all Buddhas are powerful. How fast the Buddha comes to help us depends on our affinity with this Buddha. I am grateful that at that time I have very strong faith with Rinpoche although I newly know Rinpoche. Also because of that I followed through Rinpoche’s instructions and make offerings after offerings for my brother. Tara saved my brother’s life. But without Rinpoche, I do not know Tara. Without Rinpoche I do not know about making offerings can collect merits for my brother and literally saved his life. Without Rinpoche I may not be practicing Dharma today. When I look back it seems impossible for someone like me to even chant a holy mantra but I make it.

    Manifestation of Tara proved to me that enlightenment is possible for everyone. Enlightenment depends on our mind and our determination not our body.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the picture of the holy Tara. May we all be blessed with the condition that we can always make offerings to the Shanga by Buddha Mother Tara and achieve enlightenment in this life time.

  24. Pastor Henry Ooi on Mar 25, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    This is such a wonderful teaching on mother Tara who is being practiced by all Tibetan Buddhists regardless of their sect and lineage, and regardless of their gender. Buddhism practices should be so instead of comparing which practice is ‘better’, which lineage is more ‘superior’, who is the ‘higher’ lama, which dharma centre is ‘bigger,’ which dharma protector is ‘good’ or ‘bad’. Whatever dharma practices my lama gives me is for me to walk my spiritual path.

  25. pammie yap on Mar 25, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    “She vowed to become a fully enlightened Buddha in that very lifetime with her female body, and after enlightenment, she will always predominantly manifest in the female form to benefit sentient beings. In that very life, Dawa Lhamo fulfilled her vows. She had reached very high levels of meditation and meditative absorption and became fully attained in that very lifetime.”

    Wow! I love this story. Tara show us that whatever you want to do, you can do it.
    Nothing is impossible!
    How fortunate are we to have a such a beautiful and Blessed Tara in Wisdom Hall and to bless all who come and visit. Thank you Rinpoche!

  26. Khoo Hou Haw on Mar 25, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the story and iconography of Tara. I especially like the explaination by Zong Rinpoche that Tara image is os sacred that no further blessing is necessary. I totally believe in Zong Rinpoche. Just like what Rinpoche has explained about the iconography, Tara’s body represent the 6 paramitas, the virtues to reach enlightenment. By looking or thinking of Tara’s image and remember the 6 paramitas, this is a very great blessing already.

    Thank you Rinpoche,
    Khoo

  27. nicholas on Mar 25, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    It’s indeed a double blessing of the Tara statue that Rinpoche received from Kensur Rinpoche as explained by Rinpoche.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this precious teaching about Tara. It really a great benefit for one to practice as we are protected from the 8 great fears (internal and external fears). By holding our vows and diligently do Tara practice we can achieve lower and higher attainment. The benefits of Tara practice encompasses all that we need for enlightenment.

    Rinpoce explaination on the important of sangha is really make sense as without sangha, there is no Dharma, without Dharma there is no Buddha. It’s important for us to show our gratitude to the sangha members as they have hold their vows 24/7 and is an inspiration for us to do so.

  28. DR on Mar 24, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    How fortunate and blessed we are to be able to view this holy statue. Thank you Rinpoche for making it possible for all of us.

    My first introduction to the vast pantheon of Tibetan Buddhism divinities was Tara. I remember Rinpoche advicing me that I should embrace Tara practice. That started our shopping expedition all over New Delhi looking for a Tara statue to bring home to KL. Rinpoche also gave me Tara incense and a postcard size of Tara which I still keep dearly.

  29. Mark davis on Mar 21, 2015 at 2:53 am

    Thank u so much sharing pic and talk on Tara’s. Most beautiful.

  30. KL sim on Mar 20, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    Hi , i am pretty much interested in Tara. Hardly can see red Tara.
    The most popular are Green Tara & White Tara . My favorite is Green Tara ^.^ I hope the Green Tara will Bless me & smooth sailing life with Happiness

  31. Candice Loke on Mar 20, 2015 at 12:25 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing such beautiful story about Tara.
    And I’m thrilled to learn that you have placed such blessed and holy Tara statue @ KFR Wisdom Hall! I’m so excited that I’ll get to see such blessed Tara statue one day in near future!
    Thank you again for your selflessness Rinpoche, that I’d like to let you know that you’ve inspired me in so many ways through your teachings and through your selfless actions. That I know with you as an example, I’ll arrived at pure land filled with happiness joy and eternal peace.

  32. Bradley Kassian on Mar 19, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    Tara <3 Thank you for sharing Rinpoche! 🙂

    "Wide-eyed Mother, Protector of the three
    worlds!
    Mother producing all the three times' Buddhas!
    Though You move not from the state of non-dual
    Gnosis,
    Your power of Compassion works diverse good
    for migrators.
    I bow in homage to You, O kindly Mother!"

    • Jacinta Goh on Mar 20, 2015 at 9:56 pm

      Lady Tara!!!!!! Very happy that Rinpoche was gifted a White Tara statue from Kensur Rinpoche. May it be the cause for Rinpoche to live long and continue to turn the Wheel of Dharma. Thank you for sharing with us the image here so that we can venerate or pay homage to this White Tara mentally and hopefully I have the great fortune to view it in person.

      When I think of Tara, there’s three things are in my mind. First I am very fortunate to have received a White Tara mini statue from Rinpoche last year too. I was extremely thrilled. Very happy that I can do my prayers (including the prayer composed by the First Dalai Lama as shared by Rinpoche in this article) daily in front of Tara. Secondly, is because of Bradley! Bradley posted many many prayers on Tara (not too long ago) composed by many erudite Masters. Due to his strong affinity with Tara, I have another great fortune to read some of the prayers too. The last one being the White Tara mantra bank project by Kechara. I hope many will join in to pray for our Guru’s long life. Your mantra deposits in the White Tara Mantra Bank will help prolong H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s life so that Rinpoche can continue to turn the wheel of Dharma. Click here to join http://www.kechara.com/rinpoche/white-tara-mantra-bank-project/

      Thank you.

      • Bradley Kassian on Apr 5, 2015 at 3:29 am

        Haha Thanks Jacinta Goh, I’ll be happy to share more items when, I come across more. 🙂 I am glad you enjoyed the prayers I posted.

  33. So Kin Hoe (Ipoh) on Mar 18, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you so much for sharing the story of Dawa Lhamo, which can motivate us to have more faith in Mother Tara. I sincerely wish whoever recites Tara’s prayer and mantra will gain realization and attainment in a faster speed upon learning about the benefits of Tara’s practice, the iconography of Tara and understand the meaning of Tara’s mantra in a deeper level. The explanation and description of Tara given by Rinpoche is easy to follow and understand, that can benefit many practitioners from around the world.
    Thank you Rinpoche for your kindness and compassion towards all sentient beings.

    With folded hands,
    kin hoe

  34. sandra on Mar 18, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    Yay i love Tara too. She is just so lovely and lovable even in her pictures, the real Tara must be incredible. I like her. She is a cool female buddha and nice to read about her lovely qualities. I am a very fearful person and I pay respects to Tara almost daily.

  35. Wylfred Ng on Mar 18, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing

    I love White Tara very much. May this teaching eliminate our 8 Fears and lead us to enlightenment.

    Thank you
    Wylfred

    • Wylfred Ng on Apr 6, 2015 at 11:45 am

      Thank you Rinpoche again for the teaching on Tara.

      I like all the Buddhas but the Buddha that i love the most is White Tara.

      There is another post by Rinpoche about Tara is http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/spectacular-white-tara.html

      White Tara is the Buddha who brought me to Kechara and meet with my Guru.

      Thank you Rinpoche for the teaching and hope that many will get connected with Dharma and Tara by reading this 2 teaching on Tara

      Thank you

  36. Sharon Ong on Mar 18, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    Dearest Rinpoche,

    Thank you so much for this wonderful post on the supremely beautiful White Tara. I really love the White Tara Nathang and Mandala. With folded hands.

  37. HillHermit on Mar 18, 2015 at 9:38 am

    So moving. Thank You.

  38. Yee Ling on Mar 18, 2015 at 9:29 am

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Thank you for this post on Buddha Tara. I especially love the story of how as Dawa Lhamo, she vowed to become a fully enlightened Buddha in that very lifetime with her female body, and after enlightenment, she will always predominantly manifest in the female form to benefit sentient beings. In that very life, Dawa Lhamo fulfilled her vows. What an inspiring story and how blessed we are to even hear her name. The Praise to White Tara will be added to my collection of your earlier post on the Praise to the 21 Taras. Could she be one of the earliest example of the Women’s Liberation movement?, LOL. I will definitely make it a point to offer a kata to the blessed image of holy Tara on my next vita to the Kechara Forest Retreat.

    The Sangha including the hardworking Sangha members of Kechara should receive support of the Kechara community. You lead the way by example by always providing resources and support to the aging members of the sangha in Gaden Monastery. We take refuge in the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha and should never forget that Sangha members can only accomplish what they set out to do with our support.

    Humbly,

    Yee Ling

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    Monday, Feb 20. 2017 09:17 PM
    Appreciate Robert for his generousity and kindness in giving the USD 5K to Rinpoche so he can settled all his loan and buy ticket to India to pursue his promise to be a monk. And he gave Rinpoche money without any condition but with sincere hope that Rinpoche can achieve his promise to be a monk.

    Rinpoche also showed to us that if we have good intention and determination in dharma we can achieve our goal. For example, Rinpoche do 100 prostration daily to Zong Rinpoche’s photo in order to create a cause for him to learn from Zong Rinpoche.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the inspiring story so we do not give up and continue learning and practising dharma .

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    Geshe Thupten Lama is one of the great scholars and masters who has upheld the lineage of Lord Buddha’s liberating teachings ., Geshe Thupten Lama would not abandon the practice of Dorje Shugden was brand an evil Chinese spy,and enemy, His life was threatened ,was forced to seek political asylum in America.He was one brave masters to write 3 letters asking Dalai Lama to lift the ban on Dorje Shugden.He has worked tirelessly for the Tibetan government in exile.Many practitioners has suffered due to the ban .It has caused disharmony within the Tibetan communities throughout the world.May H.H Dalai Lama please lift the ban on Dorje shugden to restore peace and harmony.
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    Monday, Feb 20. 2017 02:00 PM
    The Meaning Behind Dorje Shugden’s Form
    Like the Buddha, Dorje Shugden’s body manifested from his great attainments. Hence, every part of his form has deep spiritual significance. Dorje Shugden’s entire body represents the complete path of the Lamrim or the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment, and meditating upon it with correct understanding will generate great merits and spiritual attainments. This is a brief explanation of Dorje Shugden’s form: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/overview/the-meaning-behind-dorje-shugdens-form
  • Joy Kam
    Monday, Feb 20. 2017 02:00 PM
    Shimmering Vajrayogini from Ms. Wahyu
    See this beautiful painting gifted to H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche especially made with lots of love… http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/shimmering-vajrayogini-from-ms-wahyu.html
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Monday, Feb 20. 2017 10:29 AM
    Do you know what they did to this old erudite master Geshe Thupten Lama after serving them for years? Read here and be prepared to be shocked: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=119404
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Monday, Feb 20. 2017 10:28 AM
    This educated, kind hearted and very determined young lady often went out to protest for a free Tibet in London as well as raise funds for the Tibetan communities in India. She really wanted to help the Tibetans. Guess what happened to her? See here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=119699
  • Jason
    Monday, Feb 20. 2017 02:46 AM
    Before this, I really doubt on reincarnation but after I watched the video above, it make me believe on reincarnation stuff which is happen to many high Lama. Reincarnation can’t totally explain by scientists but it reallly exists in this world.
    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing this and it open up my view on reincarnation topic.

    Jason

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/film-tv-music/reincarnation-true-or-false.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Feb 19. 2017 09:10 PM
    At this day and age, it is indeed surprising for leaders of faith to apply a heavy-handed technique to oppress nonbeliever or the deviant. It is hard to accept because we have been educated by the history of painful examples where discrimination and persecution were usually man-made because of intolerance, lack of acceptance and ignorance. I wish the Baha’i faith grow and shine, and may harmony and love pervades the community.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/sanctuary-for-a-persecuted-faith.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Feb 19. 2017 08:46 PM
    Thank you, Rinpoche for sharing with us here online the very rare and holy image of Pabongka Rinpoche in Tantric dress. He is the lineage master of Tibetan Buddhism that His Holiness Dalai Lama is teaching today. I am very fortunate to be able to meet with Tsem Rinpoche whose teaching traced back to Pabongka Rinpoche unbroken. May more people realize the weight of unbroken lineage in Buddhism and hence see the importance of Guru Devotion, which is the cornerstone of pure lineage in many ways.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/kyabje-pabongka-rinpoche-in-tantric-dress.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Feb 19. 2017 08:34 PM
    Thank you, Rinpoche for the interesting article. We get to learn more about preventing snakes the natural way. It ‘s nice to know that we can rely on plants to repel snakes, and some of these plants are suitable to be planted in Malaysia. Garlic paste sounds not trying to make and a natural way to repel snakes. I wonder if it works to keep lizards away too?

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/how-to-prevent-snakes-in-your-backyard.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Feb 19. 2017 08:22 PM
    This is a very nice sharing by Cindy Dinh. Rejoice to your keen interest in Buddhism in spite of being at an age where spirituality is not a common topic of interest. Please continue to explore the many teachings and topics here on the blog. And thank you, Cindy for writing to show your appreciation. It is a great testimony to the good work by Rinpoche and the team and will be a motivation for the rest of us too.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/thanks-cindy.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Feb 19. 2017 08:07 PM
    Thank you, Rinpoche for this advice, which gives depth to what it means by living with parents versus living on our own. The key takeaway is taking responsibility for our own life hence making our own destiny. Camping in our comfort zone for too long will not fuel us to do better or be stronger and more independent. At the end of the day, our attitude determines our actions, and our actions determine our success. Go for it, everyone! You never try, you never know. &#55357;&#56898;

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/living-at-home-the-real-reasons.html
  • Lin Mun
    Sunday, Feb 19. 2017 08:03 PM
    This is a very beatiful Buddha Manjushri painting. Rejoice for Wylfred and team for taking effort to making this painting and offered it to Rinpoche.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/look-what-the-postman-brought.html

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The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
The unknown may be growth and opportunities,
One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
But then again, the unknown is sometimes worse than the known. In the end nothing is known unless we endeavour,
So go pursue all the way with the unknown,
because all unknown with familiarity becomes the known.
~Tsem Rinpoche

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

Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
I am in the process of creating beautiful Dorje Shugden and Kechara Forest Retreat watches at this time. So we can take precious protector and Kechara Forest Retreat wherever we go and be blessed everytime we see what time it is. I am perfecting the designs with a great team and will update when done but these are just some samples that arrived. Feast your eyes! Tsem Rinpoche
                        Pick the practice, devotion and precepts of Vajra Yogini\'s path over everything and anything in samsara. Samsara has nothing of value and nothing lasting to offer. You are born in suffering, live in suffering, die in suffering and enter bardo and future lives expecting more sufferings. This is not a negative way of looking at things but the truth. If the truth is negative, so it is the truth. Devote oneself to the guru, dharma work, dharma practice and bringing dharma to others compassionately. Choose to practice Vajra Yogini now with the preliminaries. You can start right now: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/starting-on-vajra-yogini-now.html  Much care, Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Pick the practice, devotion and precepts of Vajra Yogini's path over everything and anything in samsara. Samsara has nothing of value and nothing lasting to offer. You are born in suffering, live in suffering, die in suffering and enter bardo and future lives expecting more sufferings. This is not a negative way of looking at things but the truth. If the truth is negative, so it is the truth. Devote oneself to the guru, dharma work, dharma practice and bringing dharma to others compassionately. Choose to practice Vajra Yogini now with the preliminaries. You can start right now: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/starting-on-vajra-yogini-now.html Much care, Tsem Rinpoche
Message to Tibetans in English
2 months ago
Message to Tibetans in English
Message to the Tibetans
2 months ago
Message to the Tibetans
Left to right: Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal. Great lamas of Gaden Shartse Monastery
2 months ago
Left to right: Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal. Great lamas of Gaden Shartse Monastery
A beautiful Indian rendition of Gyenze Dorje Shugden manifesting in wealth form
2 months ago
A beautiful Indian rendition of Gyenze Dorje Shugden manifesting in wealth form
This is my thoughts and determination to share with you. Please open and read. Thank you for your time. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
This is my thoughts and determination to share with you. Please open and read. Thank you for your time. Tsem Rinpoche
Nepalese King Birendra receives His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche in Nepal
2 months ago
Nepalese King Birendra receives His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche in Nepal
Guess what Zava Damdin Rinpoche did in Mongolia recently with 7,800 people??? Very interesting and it is a must read:  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116206
2 months ago
Guess what Zava Damdin Rinpoche did in Mongolia recently with 7,800 people??? Very interesting and it is a must read:  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116206
This huge Buddha in Korea is magnificent
3 months ago
This huge Buddha in Korea is magnificent
The very first oracle of Dorje Shugden in trance statue. I have commissioned this.
3 months ago
The very first oracle of Dorje Shugden in trance statue. I have commissioned this.
Such a old and ancient thangka painting of Dorje Shugden. He has been around in Tibet practiced for hundreds of years.
3 months ago
Such a old and ancient thangka painting of Dorje Shugden. He has been around in Tibet practiced for hundreds of years.
One of the "Four Exalted Brothers" Avalokiteshvara statues, Phagpa Wati of Kyirong, which is now with H.H. the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala.
3 months ago
One of the "Four Exalted Brothers" Avalokiteshvara statues, Phagpa Wati of Kyirong, which is now with H.H. the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala.
Kyabje Zemey, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Kyabje Pabongka Choktrul Rinpoche
3 months ago
Kyabje Zemey, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Kyabje Pabongka Choktrul Rinpoche
My Oser girl and Mumu boy are so adorable
3 months ago
My Oser girl and Mumu boy are so adorable
Wow this meditator in his cave in front of a painting of Yamantaka draped with a white khata of respect. He sits among bones to remind him of impermanence and our future. The bones inspire him strongly to let go of all attachments in this life and focus on dharma, meditation and liberation and he is doing so. Very beautiful and inspirational. Tsem Rinpoche
3 months ago
Wow this meditator in his cave in front of a painting of Yamantaka draped with a white khata of respect. He sits among bones to remind him of impermanence and our future. The bones inspire him strongly to let go of all attachments in this life and focus on dharma, meditation and liberation and he is doing so. Very beautiful and inspirational. Tsem Rinpoche
Tenzing Norgay found this in Nepal. Guess what it is?
4 months ago
Tenzing Norgay found this in Nepal. Guess what it is?
Sir Edmund Hillary
4 months ago
Sir Edmund Hillary
Halloween is my favorite holiday. Wild natural plants and flowers are my favorite offering. Buddha\'s teachings on meditation and Yidam practice bring the ultimate results and happiness. ~Tsem Rinpoche
4 months ago
Halloween is my favorite holiday. Wild natural plants and flowers are my favorite offering. Buddha's teachings on meditation and Yidam practice bring the ultimate results and happiness. ~Tsem Rinpoche
Previous lives do resemble current lives especially if they are a recognized incarnation. If notice how similar the previous and current Trijang Rinpoche looks. The eyes, bone structure, expression, long neck, thin and overall look. Beautiful. I\'ve seen this phenomena over and over in many Rinpoche incarnations. Especially when you compare them with pictures of previous and current lives at around the same ages. Something powerfully karmic about this. Tsem Rinpoche
4 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
4 months ago
It's nice to have monks visitors and resident monks in Kechara
                         Taken in Lake Champlain in Canada. A huge water monster...neat...
5 months ago
Taken in Lake Champlain in Canada. A huge water monster...neat...
Beautiful! His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang has always been good friends with His Holiness Karmapa. No wonder H.H. Karmapa never spoke against Dorje Shugden. Two reasons perhaps: One is he knows the qualities of Trijang Rinpoche who is a attained being. And Karmapa himself has clairvoyance to perceive the true nature of Dorje Shugden directly. I love to see great beings like this manifesting closeness. When I see, I just want to prostrate to them and thank them for sharing such good examples to someone like me. Praise to the ego-less mind! Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
Beautiful! His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang has always been good friends with His Holiness Karmapa. No wonder H.H. Karmapa never spoke against Dorje Shugden. Two reasons perhaps: One is he knows the qualities of Trijang Rinpoche who is a attained being. And Karmapa himself has clairvoyance to perceive the true nature of Dorje Shugden directly. I love to see great beings like this manifesting closeness. When I see, I just want to prostrate to them and thank them for sharing such good examples to someone like me. Praise to the ego-less mind! Tsem Rinpoche
Serkong Dorje Chang on the left and his son Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche on the right.
5 months ago
Serkong Dorje Chang on the left and his son Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche on the right.
High lamas in France September 2016
5 months ago
High lamas in France September 2016
༧གོང་ས་ཆེན་པོ་སྐུ་འཕྲེང་བཅུ་བཞི་པ་མཆོག་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན། - Interesting relationship between 14th Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden:   http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109757
5 months ago
༧གོང་ས་ཆེན་པོ་སྐུ་འཕྲེང་བཅུ་བཞི་པ་མཆོག་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན། - Interesting relationship between 14th Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109757
Dalai Lama Says We Can Practise Dorje Shugden Finally! Read more on this development--- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109777
5 months ago
Dalai Lama Says We Can Practise Dorje Shugden Finally! Read more on this development--- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109777
More time spent in dharma work is more karma collected to be happy and more time spent in non-dharma works is more karma collected to be unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
More time spent in dharma work is more karma collected to be happy and more time spent in non-dharma works is more karma collected to be unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche
All Dorje Shugden prophesizes will come to pass,
 Those who generate refuge and merits will trust, 
 By trusting one will see the good results of his pronouncements,
 By seeing the good results, one\'s path becomes more clear, 
 The path of practice, purification and siddhic results, 
 This would eliminate the samsara within our minds.
 ~Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
All Dorje Shugden prophesizes will come to pass, Those who generate refuge and merits will trust, By trusting one will see the good results of his pronouncements, By seeing the good results, one's path becomes more clear, The path of practice, purification and siddhic results, This would eliminate the samsara within our minds. ~Tsem Rinpoche
Large Dorje Shugden statue built by the 5th Dalai Lama and housed in Trode Khangsar. Sock Wand and Mdm Chuah took this picture in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
5 months ago
Large Dorje Shugden statue built by the 5th Dalai Lama and housed in Trode Khangsar. Sock Wand and Mdm Chuah took this picture in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
Our own Kecharian Mdm. Chua with the oracle of Dorje Shugden Gen Tenzin Tsultrim in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
5 months ago
Our own Kecharian Mdm. Chua with the oracle of Dorje Shugden Gen Tenzin Tsultrim in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Trode Khangsar-the Chapel to Dorje Shugden built 400 years ago by the Great 5th Dalai Lama-Tibet 2016
5 months ago
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Trode Khangsar-the Chapel to Dorje Shugden built 400 years ago by the Great 5th Dalai Lama-Tibet 2016
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Gaden Monastery, Tibet 2016
5 months ago
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Gaden Monastery, Tibet 2016
                         This is the oracle of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa, Tibet. His name is Gen Tenzin Tsultrim of Sera Monastery in Tibet.
5 months ago
This is the oracle of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa, Tibet. His name is Gen Tenzin Tsultrim of Sera Monastery in Tibet.
Ms. Sock Wan, Oracle of Dorje Shugden in Tibet Gen Tenzin Tsultrim, Mdm Chuah and Mr. Tashi in Tibet 2016
5 months ago
Ms. Sock Wan, Oracle of Dorje Shugden in Tibet Gen Tenzin Tsultrim, Mdm Chuah and Mr. Tashi in Tibet 2016
Mahasiddha Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche, H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Ven. Rabten Choktrul Rinpoche 2016
5 months ago
Mahasiddha Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche, H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Ven. Rabten Choktrul Rinpoche 2016
His Eminence Mahasiddha Gangchen Rinpoche and the official oracle of Dorje Shugden Panglung Kuten Choji lah in Italy together September 2016
5 months ago
His Eminence Mahasiddha Gangchen Rinpoche and the official oracle of Dorje Shugden Panglung Kuten Choji lah in Italy together September 2016
My thoughts on Malaysia. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
My thoughts on Malaysia. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
Beautiful thangka of Vajra Yogini. Look at the details where she appears in visions and also takes people to Kechara.
5 months ago
Beautiful thangka of Vajra Yogini. Look at the details where she appears in visions and also takes people to Kechara.
Left to right:

His Holiness the Gaden Throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche (very young) and His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Prayer Hall during prayers.
5 months ago
Left to right: His Holiness the Gaden Throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche (very young) and His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Prayer Hall during prayers.
 It\'s nice when families support the spiritual journeys of their children. This is one beautiful family of Pastor Niral of Kechara
5 months ago
It's nice when families support the spiritual journeys of their children. This is one beautiful family of Pastor Niral of Kechara
Jog Falls a power place of Vajra Yogini and Heruka: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=108652
5 months ago
Jog Falls a power place of Vajra Yogini and Heruka: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=108652
Don\'t wait for the perfect group. Don\'t wait for the perfect person. Don\'t wait for the perfect situation. Don\'t expect yourself to be perfect. Don\'t even look for perfection at least in our realm as it does not exist or time will run out. Just get going and keep doing good. It\'s between you and yourself. Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
Don't wait for the perfect group. Don't wait for the perfect person. Don't wait for the perfect situation. Don't expect yourself to be perfect. Don't even look for perfection at least in our realm as it does not exist or time will run out. Just get going and keep doing good. It's between you and yourself. Tsem Rinpoche
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    [11/02/2017] Mumu darling is a very good boy.
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    [11/02/2017] Mumu wants to go bye bye!
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    [11/02/2017] I love you mumu boy
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    [11/02/2017] Mumu and Oser eating together.
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    Great spiritual rock carving in Tibet
  • You will Never be Ready
    2 months ago
    You will Never be Ready
    Dear friends, watch this video and ready, if we keep waiting till we are ready, that day will never come. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Stop asking for Easy
    2 months ago
    Stop asking for Easy
    This video is powerful because it's the truth. It applies to anything. It applies to our dharma practice. Watch the video and share it. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Must Watch this Video!
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    Sacred Tibetan Incense - Nyimo County, Lhasa, Tibet
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    Kyabje Denma Gonsa Rinpoche on Samaya
    ཁྱེད་ཀྱི་བཀའ་སློབ་དོན་སྙིང་དེ།།གང་གི་རྣ་བར་བདུད་རྩི་མོད།།འོན་ཀྱང་འགའ་ཡི་རྣ་ལམ་དུ།། བྲག་ཆ་བཞིན་དུ་འགྱུར་སྲིད་མོད།། ཚང་མས་ཚར་རེ་གཟིགས་རོགས།། Kyabje Denma Gonsa Rinpoche telling people that it is important to have guru samaya. It use to be that way in the great monasteries. We should not create problems and schisms. If we want to practice a protector, then do so, if not it's okay, but don't make trouble. One should just practice the Buddha Dharma well. To do good practice. If you have faith in Dorje Shugden and trust all the way, he will definitely help you. But most important is to practice the dharma. This is his advice in short here. It's good to let more Tibetans hear this holy speech and appeal by this very senior Rinpoche. TR
  • His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Propitiating Protectors & Oracles
    4 months ago
    His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Propitiating Protectors & Oracles
    This was on FB and I came across it. His Holiness said in Tibetan institutions there is a lot of propitiating protector/oracles and this is not what Buddhism is about. So they are putting Nechung/Tema oracles within the video to say what is he talking about when he does it himself. This is confusing is the message to his people. TR
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    4 months ago
    Look how this crab eats a cherry.. Incredible and cute... Never seen this before. They have feelings too. Tsem Rinpoche
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    This is Sarah. Do you have 30 seconds for her? Her life in just 30 seconds!
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    5 months ago
    See what is your fortune today!
  • Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche recites offering stanza to Dorje Shugden Septemeber 2016
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    Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche recites offering stanza to Dorje Shugden Septemeber 2016

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Through the blessings from Rinpoche, KISG has completed our short Mother Tara retreat today in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Join Self Defense Classes in Kechara Forest Retreat on Saturdays
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Join Self Defense Classes in Kechara Forest Retreat on Saturdays
Lantern Festival Bazaar was one of the event organised by KSDS. Alice Tay, KSDS
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Lantern Festival Bazaar was one of the event organised by KSDS. Alice Tay, KSDS
Light offering to Lama Tsongkhapa by the WOAH Campers. Alice Tay, KSDS
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Light offering to Lama Tsongkhapa by the WOAH Campers. Alice Tay, KSDS
Teachers and children are enjoyed for being stayed together for 2D1N of WOAH Camp 2016. Alice Tay, KSDS.
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Teachers and children are enjoyed for being stayed together for 2D1N of WOAH Camp 2016. Alice Tay, KSDS.
KSDS students were taken refuge before the lesson start. Alice Tay, KSDS
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KSDS students were taken refuge before the lesson start. Alice Tay, KSDS
Fun time in self-defense section during Woah Camp 2016. Alice Tay, KSDS
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Fun time in self-defense section during Woah Camp 2016. Alice Tay, KSDS
Dharma sharing with Pastor David Lai about the Secret of Relationships i Wisdom Hall
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Dharma sharing with Pastor David Lai about the Secret of Relationships i Wisdom Hall
Group picture of KSDS team upon completion of Graduation 2016. Lin Mun KSDS
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Group picture of KSDS team upon completion of Graduation 2016. Lin Mun KSDS
Students from SRJK (C) Bukit Tinggi making khata offering to Rinpoche in KFR. Lin Mun KSDS
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Students from SRJK (C) Bukit Tinggi making khata offering to Rinpoche in KFR. Lin Mun KSDS
Winners of the Riddles contest part 1 during the recent Grand Dorje Shugden Puja. Lin Mun KSDS
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Winners of the Riddles contest part 1 during the recent Grand Dorje Shugden Puja. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Kien and teacher Jenni leading the Mitsegma recitation before the start of Sunday Dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Kien and teacher Jenni leading the Mitsegma recitation before the start of Sunday Dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Grace briefing the students on the activity during WOAH camp 2016. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Grace briefing the students on the activity during WOAH camp 2016. Lin Mun KSDS
Dharma Talk tomorrow Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat with Pastor David Lai - join us!
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Dharma Talk tomorrow Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat with Pastor David Lai - join us!
May the students of Kechara Sunday Dharma School be equipped with Buddha Dharma that can guide them through the manmade world and be protected by the Three Jewels always. Stella, KSDS
1 week ago
May the students of Kechara Sunday Dharma School be equipped with Buddha Dharma that can guide them through the manmade world and be protected by the Three Jewels always. Stella, KSDS
Teacher Jayce leading the mantra chanting for KSDS senior student class. Stella, KSDS
1 week ago
Teacher Jayce leading the mantra chanting for KSDS senior student class. Stella, KSDS
Kechara Sunday Dharma School focuses on giving bite size dharma to children and young adults. Stella, KSDS
1 week ago
Kechara Sunday Dharma School focuses on giving bite size dharma to children and young adults. Stella, KSDS
KSDS senior students listening patiently to Dharma sharing by Teacher Lin Mun. Stella, KSDS
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KSDS senior students listening patiently to Dharma sharing by Teacher Lin Mun. Stella, KSDS
Kechara Sunday Dharma School youngest class led by Teacher Zhen Yue. Stella, KSDS
1 week ago
Kechara Sunday Dharma School youngest class led by Teacher Zhen Yue. Stella, KSDS
Yr 2 Lamrim class in session in Kechara House, sharing on the greatness of the Dharma that is the Lamrim.PHanNee
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Yr 2 Lamrim class in session in Kechara House, sharing on the greatness of the Dharma that is the Lamrim.PHanNee
Brochures of Dorje Shugden were distributed to Ms. Kiang's family for blessing and protection. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
1 week ago
Brochures of Dorje Shugden were distributed to Ms. Kiang's family for blessing and protection. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Ms. Kiang's brothers and her son were here at Gunung Lang, Ipoh for the animals liberation activity today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Ms. Kiang's brothers and her son were here at Gunung Lang, Ipoh for the animals liberation activity today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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