Vajra Yogini Daju or self initiation

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Recently I had monk friends from Gaden visit me. They had assisted me in the Vajra Yogini Self initiation rite that I had needed to do.

Extensive tormas and preparations were done. And the self initiation itself took around 7 glorious hours.

Self initiation purifies ones vows taken before, mends them, re affirms them, and powerful to purify many downfalls in general that prevent attainments from one’s practice. Also you may retake your mantra count commitment if it was broken.

You plant the 4 types of initiations into one’s mindstream. It is necessary for the Lama also to do daju prior to conferring Vajra Yogini’s initiation to others.

It is a powerful tantric practice to restore one’s practice from time to time to assure success in one’s sadhanas.


Kating Rinpoche (left), myself (centre) and Ven Losang (right). This photo was taken in my ladrang in front of the  beautiful shrine with 208 Lama Tsongkapas in the niches behind us. These two monks helped me with the sacred Vajra Yogini Daju and have returned. They are wonderful monks. I thank them so much.


LamaMyself about to begin the sacred Vajra Yogini Daju. The seats on my right are for the two venerable monks who are joining me for the Daju. In front is my personal altar with Holy Vajra Yogini and Manjushri in my room.

I am indeed fortunate that I was able to obtain this sacred practice from my enlightened master with full commentary and oral transmission. In the future, many of my students will engage in this sacred practice when the time is right. It is the most appropriate practice for people of this time.

It was indeed an honour and great blessing for me to do the daju. I felt extremely happy and blissful.

Tsem Rinpoche

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  1. Riyajindi on May 18, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Namaste Tsem Rinpoche,
    Wish your all efforts to uplift human society come true.I am Nepali boy from Kathmandu writing to you ,After I watched and listened about this diety and her practice from your teaching posted in youtube I made round going to Buddhanath Kechara Lounge and Narayanthan residence .Both found to be closed ,I really looking forward someday I am be able to practice this god willing.Thanku you for introducing very open and pragmatic way.
    Riyaj

  2. CTW on Nov 12, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    I am very devoted to Vajrayogini practice, but I have severe wind imbalance whenever I intensely practise the long sadhana, especially when I am in retreat. My heart palpitation is horrifying, and sometimes, in my sleep, I feel my consciousness is shooting up to the crown. That’s a very terrible experience.

    I have consulted a few lamas and some recommended to switch to another extremely wrathful yidam. I have tried to follow their advices but my mind keeps on yearning for Vajrayogini. The urge is very strong and I feel I am at a crossroad.

    My root lama has done the great Vajrayogini retreat twice. When he passed away at Sera Je, another lama dreamt of dakinis packing up the belongings of my root lama. That has long been my driving force in perfecting my Vajrayogini practice.

    Against this background, would you please kindly let me know whether I should presevere in my Vajrayogini practice, keeping my chin up and bravely facing up to all the physical and mental disturbances?

  3. Konchok Sherab Lhamo on Oct 9, 2010 at 10:58 am

    Also, I received empowerment from H.H. Chetsang Rinpoche but I have yet to find suitable image of reality source for visualization. As I personally rely heavily in beginning of a new practice on an image, I have yet to get to far with my Vajrayogini practice though I have a tiny image of the red reality source at the moment. Also, my eyes are not so great so I like large high res images and only have the small Vajrayogini mandala. Do you know where I might find these images?

    Thank you.

    • tsemtulku on Oct 9, 2010 at 11:10 am

      I will upload a medium resolution image of the sacred Vajra Yogini mandala for your practice on my blog. Here is the link in which you can download a clearer picture of Her mandala: http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/2010/09/14-vajra-yogini-hand-carved-stone-statue.html

      You may hence download from there. When you have received, you may leave a comment here.
      Remember, Vy’s mantra is the King Of Mantras. Do it diligently and do your tsok every two weeks. Good luck. Tsem Tulku

      • Konchok Sherab Lhamo on Oct 9, 2010 at 12:55 pm

        Thank you. That’s a beautiful mandala. And the red reality source? Where do you recommend I search for a high res image?

    • firefly on Oct 9, 2010 at 1:21 pm

      Hi Konchok, you should check if your lineage is the same as Vajra Yogini that Tsem Rinpoche is practising… i think it may not be, yours may be the Vajravarahi (Dorje Pakmo) lineage since you got it from HH Chetsang Rinpoche.

      • Konchok Sherab Lhamo on Oct 9, 2010 at 11:26 pm

        Thank you for your thoughtfulness! Actually for Vajrayogini practice in DRikung Kagyu either Vajravarahi or Vajrayogini are told to be okay. I have both images. In Vajrayogini I understand hand down with chopper subdues lower forces/realms/demons.

        May we all know the blessings of Vajrayogini and Vajravarahi! May we all awaken and know lasting well being!

        pictures of Vajra yogini and Vajra harahi:
        http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001263408999

        • Konchok Sherab Lhamo on Oct 12, 2010 at 6:41 am

          Please delete past two comments. The pictures were removed. Thank you.

  4. Konchok Sherab Lhamo on Oct 9, 2010 at 10:54 am

    Rinpoche, how is this different for practice than the empowerment?

    • tsemtulku on Oct 9, 2010 at 11:08 am

      Empowerment is when you receive the sacred Vajra Yogini (Vy) practice from a lama.
      Daju is after you have received empowerment from a lama, then you do the retreats, fire puja and then you can perform the daju and empower yourself in order to purify your commitments and renew your commitments from time to time.
      I hope that helps. Tsem Tulku

  5. Knut Eggers on Sep 23, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Wow… thanks for sharing this. I hope my daily practice is good enough.
    I will do the powerful Setrap mantra every single day in addition to the prostrations (I generally do around five) and the tea offering lyrics, so that he will help and assure me to be a good practicioner, even if I don’t have the complete knowledge on the whole Vadjra Yoghini practices – yet. Does that sound okay to you?

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  7. Susan Lim on Jul 9, 2010 at 3:56 am

    I remember that few weeks period, where Jamie, Sharon were pretty much away from KMP as they were working with the monks to transliterate the prayers. It was very challenging as I understand, esp non of our members have any knowledge of the Tibetan language. Thus, Jamie, Sharon, Shin and a few others were pretty much making up words to get as close to the what they hear. Pretty amazing feat!
    The monks were very patient to run through again and again on the prayers. Until that is perfected, then only they proceeded to learning how to setup the altar and the rituals… Every must know who much work and effort goes into acquiring the knowledge from these monks for Kechara House to be doing these prayers in the near future. Thank you special puja team for your efforts!

  8. Shirley Tan on Jul 8, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    May we all truly have the great fortune to learn her Practice and become one with Vajrayogini, the great Queen of Bliss!
    However, just sitting around, doing nothing to change or improve isn’t going to get us there. Rinpoche has said many times that if we cannot even hold simple basic refuge vows and keep our Samayas with our Guru clean and well, then we can forget about getting the Vajrayogini initiations. If we can’t even walk well and we don’t even want to practise to do that well, why learn how to fly?
    I didn’t use to understand this – I thought we should all run to as many initiations as possible and collect as many blessings as possible, and somehow all our ‘sins’ will be cleansed. Right.
    I now understand why Rinpoche will not confer any higher practices. If we can’t even keep the simple ones and do them well, then we will incur even more bad karma by undertaking higher practices but not do them well, or not do them at all. We will create more negative karma this way.
    Hence, the Guru is very kind and is saving us from further karmic damage.The difference between Rinpoche and us – we see 7 hours of puja and we faint. Rinpoche sees it as pure bliss!
    So, if we are serious about Vajrayogini, then we have to get serious about everything we do in Dharma, for Dharma and go all the way.

  9. Irene Lim on Jul 7, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    How so very fortunate to have Vajrayogini initiation in this degenerate time! I pray I will have the merits to practice Vajrayogini in this life time.

  10. Paris on Jul 6, 2010 at 1:46 am

    The VY daju was done on the first day of the Chinese New Year – and what a new year it was! The best one yet, in all the 28 measly ones I’ve ever previously “celebrated”.
    The final VY text that was transliterated, edited, proofed and laid out was almost 100 pages – and weeks of working with the monks to perfect it. As uninitiated practitioners, us students were not permitted to really read the prayers within, but I had the huge huge huge huge huge and amazing privilege of preparing the prayers. It was something just so super sacred to even touch the printed prayers and send them up to Rinpoche with a khata. I’m still excited just thinking about it now as I type this.
    At the end of the initiation, those of us who were still hanging around the ladrang (waiting for a spillover of blessings!) were invited up to Rinpoche’s room, where Rinpoche shared Dharma teachings with us and allowed us to partake a little in the offering tormas. OH LOVE LOVE LOVE! It was the biggest and happiest buzz to be there, in a little room full that was of Vajrayogini and dakinis.
    Please please, may we never be separated from this lineage and blessings, and by any tiny little merit I may have amassed from being (so fortunately) involved in this puja, may I please please be able to receive this practice in future, and bring that same bliss to others, so people can experience just as much joy as I did in that one little day.

  11. K.Joey on Jun 12, 2010 at 12:56 am

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Thanks so much for your reply. The question that has been staying in my mind for so many years finally get solved!
    In terms of Vajrayogini practice, (I don’t know whether this is a suitable place to raise this question), is training in clarity and divine pride more important than mantra recitation? Or the other way round? I heard one lama saying that, according to Zong Rinpoche’s advice, mantra recitation is most crucial in Vajrayogini sadhana. Please kindly advise me on this point as I am wondering how to balance these two aspects of practices in daily meditation

  12. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche on Jun 11, 2010 at 2:43 am

    Dear K. Joey,
    What you say is exactly correct.To practice the three Kingly tantras is really the way to go. Due to time, obstacles, degeneration and laziness pervasive in our time, we find it difficult. If we do Vajra Yogini and go all the way with Her practice, it would be excellent. Many great Tantric Masters such as Pabongka Dechen Nyingpo, Kensur Lobsang Tharchin Rinpoche all recommend the same thing.
    Focus all your energy into every aspect of Her practice and you will be going the right direction.
    Tsem Tulku

  13. K. Joey on Jun 11, 2010 at 1:31 am

    Dear Rinpoche,
    According to Je Rinpoche’s tradition, a practitioner should practise Yamantaka, Guhyasamaja and Heruka Chakrasamvara together. But, given the limited time and ability as a lay practitioner, do you think it is sufficient to just practise Vajrayogini?

  14. keng tan on Apr 3, 2010 at 7:47 am

    It would be great to be able to engage in this sacred practice one day. I will strife to do the pre-requisites to be ready for the day to come.

  15. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche on Apr 2, 2010 at 6:34 am

    Dear Bob,
    If you need help to obtain some items such as mandala and sindura, you may contact my PA Bengkooi for the items. Please go http://www.kechara.com for her email.
    Good luck to you.
    Tsem Tulku

  16. Bob on Apr 1, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    I don’t see other links. Are they available?
    Having done close retreat I’m qualified to do vajrayogini self-initiation.
    What I don’t have is the mandala and sindhura. Living in the US, I’m not quite sure how to obtain these.
    Great you can do this truly wonderful self-initation.

  17. Roland Yap on Apr 1, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    Nice.

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    Here is an extract (quite lengthy) taken from an interesting article written by a Buddhist teacher :-

    “………. What’s the point of all this? The vital point is that we must and need to accept that religion is an illusion, or religion is about illusion. Notice how we cannot really prove empirically or co¬n¬vinc¬ingly that any of our religious beliefs — God, heaven, nirvana, Amitabha, Guanyin, karma, rebirth – are really true. Yet, for some reason, we find them (or any of them) meaningful.
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    No wonder the Buddha says that if we hold on to wrong views, we would become animals. And if we encourage others in our delusion, then we will bring upon ourself hellish sufferings. We create our own delusory (but virtual¬ly real) worlds. We will be playing our own virtual games for aeons.
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His Eminence Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche visited me in my house in Gaden Monastery back in 1994. What an honour. Tsem Rinpoche
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My personal thangka. Centre is H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. Left is emanating from his heart is Vajra Yogini. Right is Dorje Shugden. I am at the bottom eternally prostrating to them. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Each one of us should write a respectful letter to this temple head and try to release this poor elephant..Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Powerful!!
2 weeks ago
I want to be this Yogi in the picture. I want to be just like him deep within myself exploring the outer universe because I have conquered and mastered my inner universe. Because everything on my inside is explored, purified, cleaned and awakened, I venture out to the thousands of universes and limitless minds to bring them the truth of existence and phenomena. I wish to travel the three realms, various planes and six forms of existences. I wish to share vision of emptiness and bodhicitta which is the view to liberate the countless beings still trapped within themselves and their surroundings. I wish to be of tremendous benefit as I sit by my tree and placid lake. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Lord Buddha shows a miracle by ascending above the river into the sky to resolve a dispute
2 weeks ago
Something short and special to share: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=73042
2 weeks ago
I am with Dato Wira Eric and Jp to plan Kechara Forest Retreat a few years back
2 weeks ago
I love this poster next to our Kechara outlets in the shopping malls
2 weeks ago
Does this work? Has anyone tried this? Click on picture to enlarge.
3 weeks ago
Very nice picture. Keep as screensaver. It is our stupa at Kechara Forest Retreat.
3 weeks ago
Whatever picture you see on the feet is the internal organ you benefit when press on that area. This is Chinese reflexology. TR
3 weeks ago
On our Tsem Rinpoche's http://www.tsemrinpoche.com, a while back an article was posted "DORJE SHUGDEN: MY SIDE OF THE STORY", where Rinpoche shares about his personal journey of Dorje Shugden's practice, history and why he continues his practice even with so much personal attacks for his choice. This blog post has since reached over 100,000 now. This is news to rejoice. Many people have viewed this post and gained further knowledge on Tsem Rinpoche's relationship with Dorje Shugden and in the process learned more about the practice of Dorje Shugden. Tsem Rinpoche on this post speaks with clarity, strength and logic: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=65988
3 weeks ago
There is no photo-shopping at all. Look at what is in the sky. TR
3 weeks ago
Maghada Sangmo on the top of the roof offering incense and requestiong Buddha to her home. Her relatives making offerings to naked Jain sadhus in her home. (right side). The left side sees Buddha arriving miraculously heralded by his entourage/students of Arhats riding various animal mounts. The Arhats have gained certain supernatural abilities. Buddha descends to the house and is at the door. Receives alms from Maghada Sangmo and gives dharma teachings. As a result, the city has taken refuge from listening to the Buddha and many achieve Arhatship. Due to Sangmo's devotion, faith and trust in Buddha, the Buddha arrives at her home and turns the wheel of dharma and many enter into the dharma because of this. This is a clip from a old thangka. TR
3 weeks ago
Ms. Su Ming is one of the most reliable and kindest persons I have met. It is anyone's good luck to be her friend. Here she is with her beloved nephew at Kechara Forest Retreat. May they be blessed always.
4 weeks ago
This was taken at Kechara Forest Retreat. If you click and enlarge the photo, you can see what is illuminated under the moonlight. Very nice.
4 weeks ago
This picture was taken on Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. I was around 19 years old I think. I was living in Thubten Dhargye Ling Buddhist centre under the holy guide of Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen whom I love and respect so much. I was lucky to be a young boy in a huge city like Los Angeles and living under the guidance of a great master like him. I feel I have very good karma to find this master and trust him, follow him and live with him when other teenagers were doing such different things in a big city. My interest was always dharma. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
This was my tiny small room in Gaden for the first few years. The space next to my rooms are where the cows stayed. I had a huge crack in my wall and I can see the cows and they can see me! My room leaked very badly when it rained with a separate toilet nearby. The toilet barely worked and rarely flushed and had snakes in the toilet or behind the door a few times. The manager of the place told me I can get a better room that does not leak if I raise funds to build more rooms. I was barely getting enough to eat let alone raise funds for buildings. This was back in 1988 till around 1992 I lived in the small room in Gaden Shartse Monastery. I was having such a difficult time finding sponsorship, I could not at that time. But even still I was grateful to be in Gaden and always miss it. This room has since been renovated and fixed up. It has alot of memories for me. Spiritual memories. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
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4 weeks ago
Nice Picture! Kache Marpo in full trance offering a khata to our sacred Kechara Forest Dorje Shugden statue. When Kache Marpo flings the khata (Tibetan white offerings scarf), it really just flies to the massive statue!! Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
Duo Bao Jiang Si Monastery in China. Beautiful.
4 weeks ago
Tsem Rinpoche's immediate previous incarnation. Kentrul Thupten Lamsang of Phari.
4 weeks ago
Intricate Heruka. What is nice is Marpa and Milarepa is on this. Marpa initiated Milarepa into Heruka's tantra and Milarepa practiced and became enlightened from this practice. We know the famous Milarepa but he relied on Heruka for full enlightenment.
4 weeks ago
Beautiful Buddha image and strong message.
4 weeks ago
What a BEAUTIFUL Vajra Yogini. I like this so much. The face and body is so very nice. I like the flames behind Her also. This is very nicely done.
1 month ago
When we seek pleasure, we always end up in pain eventually. All phenomena is subject to compositional decay and nothing is permanent. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Do click on this picture as it really hits home. TR
1 month ago
This is such a spectacular photo of Kechara Forest Retreat. Must download and save!
1 month ago
A very meaningful picture for me with important people in my life. TR
1 month ago
This one is a real good one. TR
1 month ago
profound and powerful
1 month ago
Peace is what we need.
1 month ago
Some people have the freedom and some people don't. But all deserve it. 
1 month ago
We all have a choice of how others view us and where we end up. Have shared my thoughts here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=70726
2 months ago
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    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche teaches the truth of life and our impeding death.
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    A kind message from Mr. Tsering Wangchuk to me. Thank you so much. Tsem Rinpoche
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    His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche accepts Long Life puja
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    My good friend Justin Ripley
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    3 months ago
    I requested Choji Lah to do a trusol, rabney and soongdroop for our large DS and Buddha. In this video, he is performing trusol which is ritually 'bathing' the environment and blessing all those who come to visit our Wisdom Hall and Dorje Shugden. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Bigfoot arrives!!!
    Tsem Rinpoche is an avid follower of the paranormal such as bigfoots. For more interesting writings and posts on the subject, please go to http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/category/yeti-bigfoot-sasquatch
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    Mumu Loves Snack!
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    For H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, a blog post is not just a blog post but Dharma work that generates merits which should be dedicated. Click here to find out what blog post Rinpoche was dedicating the merits for when he recited this prayer: http://bit.ly/1KiXWf9 ~Ani Lobsang Pema
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    Panchen Lama in Beijing on CCTV - China's official news. The respect and position they give His Holiness Panchen Lama is great.
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    3 months ago
    Magical fish tank with Buddha statue
  • His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang chants the prayer of Dorje Shugden
    4 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang chants the prayer of Dorje Shugden
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    4 months ago
    Gongkar the bird at Kechara Forest Retreat
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Meditation in front of Lord Buddha in Kechara Forest Retreat with the blessings of our Guru, His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche, on the throne. Pastor Adeline
3 hours ago
孝顺不怕多,只怕做不够。Asyley Chia KSDS
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A heart warming scene in front of Wisdom Hall in Kechara Forest Retreat during our day tour. Caring and loving daughter with appreciative parents. Pastor Adeline
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Phobe shared about puja with all volunteers during our weekly dharma sharing today. It was a good presentation. Thank you! Pastor Adeline
4 hours ago
Weekly White Tara puja led by Pastor KH Ng, assisted by Pastor Gim Lee every Tuesdays at 8.00pm - 9.30pm. Lucy Yap
11 hours ago
Pastor Yek Yee presenting Frederick and Cecelia with flowers to welcome them to our big family at Kechara House gompa. May they progress in their spiritual practice and be blessed by the Three Jewels. Lucy Yap
11 hours ago
Kechara House and Kechara Puja House staffs viewed the blogchat topic "What are pujas?" at Kechara House gompa this afternoon. Pastor Yek Yee is very good at her explanation on compassion when doing pujas for the benefit of others in need. http://bit.ly/1eDQloy Lucy Yap
12 hours ago
**Meditate with Nature**Kechara Forest Retreat.~Wee KPVH
13 hours ago
Altar set up for Menlha puja. By Puja House 1 September 2015
13 hours ago
Dukkar Puja is a very popular puja at Puja House; mostly requested by sponsors with legal cases. By Puja House 1 September'15
14 hours ago
Kechara Pastors meeting on improving our services with Pastor Yek Yee at Kechara House gompa today. http://bit.ly/13EbeQe Lucy Yap
14 hours ago
A big Dorje Shugden puja was conducted in Puja House today for Sponsor to clear obstacles. By Puja House, 1 September 2015
16 hours ago
Pastor Adeline and Pat setting a positive motivation the first thing in the morning with prayers at Kechara House gompa. Our precious Guru, H.E. Tsem Rinpoche emphasizes the practical application of the Buddha's teachings in our daily lives. Read more on Rinpoche at here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qwYpuAfq1E Lucy Yap
18 hours ago
The divine prayer that benefits all sentient beings, Dorje Shugden & Setrap puja ( E ) is led by Pastor KH Ng weekly on Mondays at 8.00pm - 9.30 pm. Lucy Yap
19 hours ago
Before puja begin, Puja team will light incense offer to Buddha. By Puja Team, 1 September 2015
yesterday
During Outcall puja today, Pastor Yek Yee blessed the environment of the Sponsor's house. 31 August '15
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Dorje Shugden puja is held in Puja House today for Sponsor to clear obstacles. By Puja House 31 August'15
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Puja Team was preparing for tonight protector puja which held in Gompa every Monday. By Puja House 31 August'15
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Dukkar puja was held today for Sponsor to clear her severe illness. By Puja House 31 August'15
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Cynthia Ng led tonight's weekly Monday ( Chinese ) Dzambala puja at Kechara House gompa .Time : 8.00pm - 9.30pm. Lucy Yap
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走错路,总比不走好,起码因误会得福。不走,就真的没路了。阿尼洛桑杰舜-Wee KPVH
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29/8/15 星期六,经过四个小时的导领,温婉如讲法师上巴士致词道别,感谢来自柔佛的参访团。最后参访活动在众人的掌声和欢笑声中圆满结束。Asyley Chia KSDS
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放生能让小生命重获生存的机会,是累积长寿,健康功德的好办法,所以生日放生是最适合不过了。-Wee KPVH
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When we surrender our ego to Dorje Shugden, we give rise to wisdom & compassion. Pastor Adeline
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We deserve the right to practice without prejudice like any other spiritual faith. - His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche (posted by Pastor Adeline)

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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