In the presence of Manjushri | 恩师甘露法雨

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On July 21, 2016, 16 of us came together to engage in a retreat on the sacred practice of Manjushri. It was a four-day retreat in between work and assignments. By the end of the retreat we had each recited 100,000 mantras. Collectively we accumulated 1.6 million mantras altogether. During the retreat, our Guru, His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche shared a message with us on the state of the mind and the benefit of Manjushri’s practice.

“Outer obstacles (financial, sickness, fear, disasters, etc.) arise from our own actions. Actions arise from our state of mind. Our mental state is up to us. Whether our mental state is positive, negative, virtuous or non-virtuous will depend on our knowledge of the true state of existence and understanding where suffering arises from.

When our minds are virtuous due to practice and knowledge, we engage in virtuous actions leading to virtuous results and vice versa. Laziness is easily overcome. Understanding this is good but for the knowledge of virtue to penetrate our minds to change our actions, this depends on merits, re-habituation and consistency. This affects our karma and its results positively.

In our spiritual journey, the collection of merits and ‘contacting’ beings of wisdom that confer penetrative insight is very important. Manjushri is superior in this. The great beings of the past have meditated, prayed to and solicited Manjushri to gain penetrative insight in order to change their minds, overcome laziness, re-habituate and overcome obstacles for 2,500 years.

Engaging in daily practice (sadhana) of Manjushri is extremely helpful in this. From time to time, one should make the effort and focus more on intensive retreats, engaging in further meditation and recitation of Manjushri’s mantras. This is highly recommended by many attained lamas of the past and present.

I am happy to see this group engaging in Manjushri retreat starting today at Kechara Forest Retreat. Each one of them is doing two sessions per day and over the next few days intend to collect 100,000 mantras of Lord Manjushri each. Collectively that is 1.6 million mantras.

It is wonderful that this group of 16 people is engaging in sacred Manjushri’s meditative retreat. This will collect a lot of powerful and virtuous energies. It is wonderful they are doing retreats together and supporting each other in this. It is nice to do retreats with other spiritual friends. I am so happy to see more people in meditative retreats in Kechara Forest Retreat which will better their lives and bless this place for future aspirants. Spiritual friends that guide us to do Dharma are true friends with wisdom and virtue.”

— Tsem Rinpoche

P.S. Some of us may not understand the full meaning and benefits of doing meditational retreats or even meditating on Manjushri. But in time you will feel the benefits and understand more. For now, rejoice you are doing something very good. Any ‘discomfort’ felt internally or externally during a retreat is a sign of its effectiveness because the karma is being purified. This I was told by my teachers.

Two days into the retreat, His Eminence paid the group a surprise visit just as we ended the first session of the day. We were told that there were rainbows outside at the time, a sign indicating the auspiciousness of His Eminence’s visit. I would like to take this opportunity to share the content of the teaching here with everyone to the best of my ability, with the motivation it will benefit you just like it did for me.

His Eminence giving profound teachings to the Manjushri retreatants

His Eminence giving profound teachings to the Manjushri retreatants

Who is the best friend we hold dearly? It is the ‘I’ and ‘mine’. It’s the partner we have who strengthens the idea of a solid and immortal ‘I’. We spend all our life protecting ‘I’; we dress it up, defend it, take care of it to the finest details; we sleep, eat, shop, travel, work together with it, we are basically inseparable from it. For the sake of the ‘I’, we look for a partner who will protect the ‘I’, further increasing our grasping of it. Our ‘I’ arises from attachment, anger and ignorance, blocking us from seeing the truth, causing us to make excuses, endlessly creating negative actions — the source of all suffering. In actual fact, a partner, sleep, meals, shopping, travelling, work etc., are good, but it is the negative karma that we create through these people and events that are the problem. Negative karma is the force that traps us in samsara. His Eminence said that we are all the same group of people who came back to samsara, again and again, changing our identity but continuing to be trapped in samsara.

Although we are caught in our current situation, we are still able to meet with a Guru, listen to the Dharma and enter into retreat, how lucky and fortunate we are! His Eminence also reminded us that in order for us to recite the sacred name of Manjushri, to learn about him and to understand the benefits of his practice, especially entering into retreat, all without having to take any tantric commitments, we must have created a lot of good karma previously. Manjushri’s practice is also very potent and effective. To enter into a retreat is to be separated from the ‘I’ temporarily, allowing us to see the real situation.

His Eminence further explained the importance of kriya or action tantra without having to refer to the text by the 7th Dalai Lama (1708 – 1757), Kelzang Gyatso, which describes the practices in detail. The method we use when entering into kriya tantra retreat is to watch our mind. We need to be mindful of each thought and see how it changes clearly, thus understanding how our mind works without participating or engaging in the thought. In other words, we do not allow our thoughts to lead us, but we simply see that the thoughts arise and then disappear. This is to retreat from our ego. We do not need to judge our thoughts, whether they are good or bad. We simply acknowledge that the thought arose and acknowledge that is disappearing.

The 7th Dalai Lama (1708-1757), Kelzang Gyatso

The 7th Dalai Lama (1708 – 1757), Kelzang Gyatso

In the process of this meditation, if we accompany it by reciting a mantra, then we will be blessed by the power of the mantra, thus allowing our condition to improve. It allows us to connect to the qualities of our true nature and those that correspond with the mantra, for example Manjushri for wisdom, White Tara for long life and so forth. A mantra is itself the combination of the Buddha or Bodhisattva’s noble qualities, embodied in the form of sound. When we recite a mantra, we are therefore praising their qualities. Hence, if we receive an oral transmission with a good motivation, it will plant the qualities of the deity in our minds as the cause to become one with that deity.

During kriya tantra practice, especially in retreat, we refrain from the following five black foods:

  1. Onion
  2. Garlic
  3. Dairy
  4. Meat
  5. Egg

This is because of the effects of the five black foods:

  1. Onions and garlic create blockages in the psychic channels
  2. Dairy products create excess mucus and can cause drowsiness
  3. As animals die in fear, there is a lot of adrenaline in their flesh. When consumed this meat gives rise to anger
  4. As for eggs, their condition is debatable. The main reason these days is because of the inhumane and uncompassionate ways in which the hens are farmed, as well as the dirty substances contained within the eggs themselves.

Therefore, these types of food are not suitable for practitioners of kriya tantra. It is advisable to avoid these foods during meditation sessions and in between meditation sessions. This means that whether we are in between retreat sessions, or before or after retreat sessions, we should avoid the above foods. A retreat is meant to transform our mind so that we can exercise our mind’s full and distinct potential. Therefore it is necessary to watch our minds all the time, thus allowing its awareness to reach its maximum potential.

In addition, His Eminence also elaborated on the importance of holding vows. Holding vows allow us to have true freedom, without having to cover our mistakes, by living life in a steadfast and honourable manner, no longer burdened by our negative emotions. Holding vows is to engage in virtuous actions and avoid non-virtuous ones. When we have vows as our guide, we will then be able to see the benefits of doing good. In this way, we are able to modify our bad habits and soon they will be transformed into good habits.

This kriya tantric retreat method is suitable for the following practices:

In order for us to engage in the other three types of yoga, especially the anuttarayoga tantra or the highest yoga tantra, we have to lay the foundation properly and firmly by engaging in the methods taught for kriya tantra retreat in our daily lives. Following this, we may have the opportunity to receive anuttarayoga tantra practices such as Vajrayogini which focus on attainments like the rainbow body, clairvoyance and powa (transference of consciousness). At that point, the scope of our practice changes; the ‘restrictions’ of the practice change from dealing with our gross mind, to dealing with the more subtle aspects of our consciousness.

I present this all to you with appreciation towards Pastor Niral and Pastor Jean Ai who contributed editorial assistance.

 


 

恩师甘露法雨

当天天气晴朗,天上却出现彩虹。

当天天气晴朗,天上却出现彩虹。

这次的文殊关圆满结束了!我感到特別充实,而且法喜充满。怎么说呢?可以在有助於修行、修心的好环境闭关是其一,得闻文殊殊胜名号、持念其名、得闻其法之益是其二,得见文殊现身说法是其三。在闭关的第二天,上师尊贵的第廿五世詹杜固仁波切现身为我们说法。当时天空出现彩虹,是吉祥的征兆,非常殊胜。所以我想借此跟大家分享其中的概要,希望你们跟我一样能从中得益。

师父说我们的挚爱有两样:自我、巩固自我的另一半。我们用尽一生的力量来保护自我,为自我包装、辩护,照顾到无微不致,一起睡觉、吃饭、逛街、旅行、上班,无一刻是分开的。因为自我,我们寻找认同自我的另一半,那个会保护我,加强自我的她或他。自我源自贪、嗔、痴,让我们无法看清事实,不断地为自我寻找理由,永不止境地制造恶业,一切痛苦的来源。实际上,伴侣、睡觉、吃饭、逛街、旅行、上班没有错,而是我们透过这些人、事、物所造的恶业才是问题的所在。恶业是让我们不断轮回的推动力。师父说我们不断地轮回,而且一直都是同一组人在轮回,只不过每一世改变身分而已。

虽然我们的现况如此,但是我们还可以遇见上师,听闻佛法,进行闭关,实在难能可贵。师父说不知道我们累积了什么功德,今天竟然有机会念诵文殊心咒,认识祂,明白修持其法的利益,还可以在不破坏任何密续承诺的情况下进行闭关,可是非常难得和珍贵。闭关实际上就是与自我暂时分开,让我们有机会看到自我以外的真实情形。

恩师与文殊关学员的全体照

恩师与文殊关学员的全体照

师父进一步为我们解释事续(所作怛特罗)闭关的概要,其内容是按照第七世达赖尊者的著作所说。事续闭关的方法就是观照自心,静观每一个念头,看清自己念头的变化,了解自己心的作用,但是不参与其中,不让自己被念头牵着走。我们不对自己的念头做判断,不因坏念头感到沮丧,也不因好念头而感到快乐,只要知道自己目前的状况,然后对症下药。这时候持诵心咒,就可以透过其力量加持我们,让我们的心力提升,开启与心咒相应的本质,例如:文殊咒开启智慧、白度母开启长壽等。心咒本身是佛、菩萨所有功德的组合,与佛、菩萨之身相同,所以在念诵时等同于赞颂佛、菩萨的功德。

在进行事续的闭关时,禁止食用以下五种食物:

  1. 乳制品

其原因如下:

  1. 葱、蒜会导致气脉的阻塞;
  2. 肉是愤怒的来源。动物在死亡的时候会因恐惧而产生肾上腺素,食其肉会激发我们愤怒的情绪;
  3. 乳制品会让我们生痰,昏昏欲睡;
  4. 有人对蛋持不同的看法,但主要是农场养鸡的方式不仁慈,而且鸡蛋产生的环境不干净。

因此,这些食物对修行、修心来说,都是不利,所以需要避免。座上、座间、座下皆是如此。座上指在禅修、闭关的时候,座间是在禅修时段之间,座下指出关后回到日常生活的时候。闭关主要是转化我们的心,让它发挥清晰、明瞭的能力,所以需要无时无刻观照自己的心,不让自我捣蛋,让心觉知的本质好好发挥功能。

出关前拍摄的全体照。可见大家是法喜充满的!

出关前拍摄的全体照。可见大家是法喜充满的!

另外,师父还有说明持戒的重要性。持戒能让我们得到真正的自由,从此不必遮掩自己的错,踏踏实实、光明正大过生活,不再需要背负负面的情绪。持戒就是从善、止恶。当我们有戒律指引,就可以清楚看到从事善行的益处,然后开始改变以往的坏习惯。这样持续下去,久而久之好习惯就会形成了。

这些事续闭关概要适用在以下法门:

  • 文殊菩萨
  • 所有度母
  • 秘密主三身合一忿怒尊
  • 金刚手菩萨
  • 观音菩萨
  • 黑文殊菩萨
  • 白度母
  • 叶衣佛母
  • 狮面空行母

事续是行续(行怛特罗)、瑜伽续(瑜伽怛特罗)、无上瑜伽续(无上瑜伽怛特罗)的基础,所以必须把基础做好。哪天有机会接受无上密续的时候,专注点就会在成就彩虹之身、神通、破瓦上,而不只是静观内心念头的转化了。

最后,谨此谢谢晓晶讲法师惠予宝贵的意见及编辑方面的协助。

 

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  1. Wan Wai Meng on Dec 14, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    This is so beneficial to know about doing a Kriya retreat. Without wisdom of Manjushri we can never leave samsara.

  2. Uncle Eddie on Nov 5, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    Congratualations on your successful four days group retreat on the sacred practice of Manjushri at Kechara Forest Reserve. May Lord Manjushri bestow his great blessings on your group to rid-off whatever outer obstacles, all mental-state energies of negativities and non-virtuous actions instantaneously. Lord Manjushri’s practice is known to be very potent and effective, as our Guru’s teachings have said. A great many thanks to you, Pastor Adeline for the sharing, especially of Rinpoche’s precious teachings, which will be of benefit to all! Om Mani Padme Hung.

  3. Lowkhjb on Oct 28, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    Thank you Pastor Adeline for the sharing on the benefit of Manjushri retreat.We were very fortunate to have further detail explanation by dear Rinpoche on the importance of the practice and how to attain maximum benefit from such retreat.
    We certainly hope that in time to come,we could have a chance to engage in such retreat at KFR. May we be able to overcome the attachment of the ” I ” and stand firm to propagate the united power of ” US “to spread dharma to all those in need.

  4. shelly tai on Oct 27, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    Thank you Pastor Adeline for sharing. I agree fully for what Rinpoche has said about holding vows, as for now we lay people are holding our refuge vows and some of us are also holding on vegetarian vows which I think is very beneficial because the vows is to keep us from committing non virtue actions that will create more negative karma thus it actually free us from all the suffering this are not aware by lay people like us who do not come across the Dharma, therefore taking a vows is important so that we at the same time can collect merits to further improve our mind and continue our spiritual journey.

  5. Pastor Han Nee on Oct 25, 2016 at 5:49 pm

    Thank you Pastor Adeline for your sharing.

    Engaging in a Manjushri retreat is a powerful experience, as Manjushri the Buddha of Wisdom,bestows much blessings, and this leads to our receiving a lot of powerful and virtuous energies. There are many benefits from doing this retreat. There will also be purification taking place, and the signs of this are when we experience internal and external discomfort.

    The retreat becomes even more powerful if we can detach from our “I” temporarily. Grasping at this “I” has been the main cause of our suffering. When we can separate from the “I” for a little while, we can let go of the anger, attachment and the ignorance that accompany the grasping at the “I”. With that,we can see true reality more clearly. If we can be detached from these three poisons, we can save ourselves from creating negative karma, root cause of our suffering.

    Hence, it is truly wotrhwhile to engage in a retreat and practice letting go of the “I”. Reciting the mantra is very important. Reciting the mantra of Manjushri allows us to connect with the innate wisdom nature within us. The mantra embodies the qualities of the Buddha of Wisdom. If we have received the oral transmission of the mantra, with a good motivation, it will plant the qualities of Manjushri in our minds as the cause to become one with Him.

    Duirng the retreat, we can benefit greatly if we can watch our minds, and see how each thought changes clearly, thus understanding how our mind works without participating or engaging in the thought.
    If we can practice this mindfulness and meditation, it will benefit us tremendously.

  6. Stella Cheang on Oct 23, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    Thank you Pasto Adeline for sharing with us the gist of His Eminence’s teaching during a wonderful Manjushri retreat. Rejoice to all retreatants who were able to recite the sacred name of Manjushri, to learn about him and to understand the benefits of his practice, especially entering into retreat, all without having to take any tantric commitments, the retreatants must have created a lot of good karma previously. Manjushri’s practice is also very potent and effective.

    Also entering into a retreat allows retreatants to separate temporarily from the attachment to the “I” that keeps everyone trapped in samsara. These are time when one can see the real situation. This is to retreat from the ego. Retreatants do not need to judge their thoughts, whether good or bad, but simply acknowledge that the thought arose and acknowledge that is disappearing.

  7. Candice Loke on Oct 23, 2016 at 12:38 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for giving such precious teaching, and also to Pastor Adeline, Pastor Niral and Pastor Jean Ai contributed in sharing Rinpoche’s teachings with us!
    Rejoice for all the retreatants who had successfully completed their Manjushri retreat and collectively accumulated a total of 1.6 Million mantra counts in this 4-day retreat!

    What I get from this teaching is that to meditate on meditative Buddha such as wisdom Buddha Manjushri is utmost important especially in this degenerate age, where attachment towards ‘I’ has clouded our true self, blocking the true self to surface. Not knowing the truth, hence we are all still wandering in samsara, over and over since time unmemorable. I gathered that by engaging retreat (in this case Lord Majushri’s practice/ retreat), helps practitioners in collecting merits, this field of merits support us in further understanding and realising the truth of all phenomena, the penetrative insight. Rinpoche has mentioned that Lord Manjushri has been propitiated by many highly attained beings past present and future, we as students really need not doubt about it and just focus and practice, results will surely arise!
    In addition, mindfulness practice is essential – mindful about the thoughts that arise, that disappear, mindful about the ‘I’, the ego, do not get attached, do not be tricked by it. We should really watch our mind at all time not only during sadhana/ retreats if we would like our mind to reach to its highest potential – mindfulness practice is really what we should integrate into our daily life.

    Sincere thanks to Rinpoche again for tirelessly sharing wonderful Dharma with all of us! _/\_

  8. TekLee on Oct 20, 2016 at 1:53 am

    Thank you Pastor Adeline for sharing Rinpoche’s teaching. And rejoice to all of you who were in the retreat.
    The gasping of “I” is indeed very sad and very deep attachment, but many people in the world don’t understand this, and yet they grasp on “myself” so much. Some even because of “I” they hurt people around them, this causes very heavy bad karma. We need wisdom from Manjushri indeed, so that we can understand and learn more in Dharma. I can imagine if we don’t have wisdom to practice dharma, so much attachment in samsara, we’ll be trapped in samsara forever and ever.
    Thank you Pastor Adeline and Rinpoche again for the precious teaching, with folded hands. _/\_

  9. Vivian Ong on Oct 20, 2016 at 12:35 am

    Thank you Pastor Adeline for writing this article. This is such an informative article. Manjushri’s practice is indeed a very good as everyone needs wisdom whether they are young or old. We need the wisdom from the Buddha of Wisdom to learn and practice the Dharma so that we won’t be trap in samsara forever.

    With folded palms,
    Vivian

  10. Alice Tay on Oct 18, 2016 at 11:33 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Adeline sharing this wonderful article about Manjushri retreat. There are a few points stood out to me:

    1. Doing retreat is actually to watch our mind. During the retreat, we acknowledge the thought arose and then disappear. We do not allow our thoughts to lead us but just watch it.

    2. Retreat for our ego. This is because when we are engaged in the retreat, we are doing something good and follow the 5 precepts eg no killing, no stealing, no lying, no alcohol and no sexual misconduct.

    3. Refrain from the 5 black foods during the retreat including onion, garlic, dairy products, meat and egg. These 5 black foods are not suitable for retreatants (as mentioned in the above article) and therefore need to be avoided.

  11. Martin on Oct 15, 2016 at 12:31 am

    The root of all suffering is ignorance. If we were to be aware of how our daily actions hurt us, we would immediately stop doing them or rather do them differently. And the most potent antidote to ignorance is of course wisdom. And so when we practice Manjushri, we attend to the very core of our samsaric afflictions.

    A common assumption we make is that as long as we are not actively committing a crime or violently harming others, we are doing fine. That is not true and merely by our existence in samsara and our participation and application in worldly rules and systems, we greatly reinforce our attachments and ego. Think about it, everything is about us, for us, related to us and all aligned to our desires and expectations. And even when we appear to be engaging in activities that benefit others, there is still a strong element of ‘I’ and ‘mine’ driving the process.

    Retreats are invaluable because for the period of the retreat at least, the retreat instructions and rules create the opportunity for us to we temporarily re-wire our instincts and instead focus on something meritorious. When we are focusing on the mantras and observing our mind, we are not reinforcing our attachments and habituations.

    I remember this teaching very well, especially the way Rinpoche deftly distilled the key elements of the 7th Dalai Lama’s text on kriya tantra and delivered it to us in simply terms that penetrated the mind. But then again, if we look carefully, Rinpoche’s blog is full of similar gems.

    Thank you for this treasure, Pastor Adeline.

  12. Karenc. on Oct 13, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    “可以在有助於修行、修心的好环境闭关是其一,得闻文殊殊胜名号、持念其名、得闻其法之益是其二,得见文殊现身说法是其三.” – 文殊菩萨化身亲临闭关现场为你们讲经真的是非常珍贵,非常法喜你们能够有这样的好功德。

    文中仁波切提到的我们的挚爱:自我及巩固自我的另一半,正是我们每天烦恼的来源。仔细想想也是,每天早上醒来的梳洗打扮,上班下班,三餐,逛街娱乐等等都是在自我满足。很多朋友也会反问,难道我工作这么幸苦赚来的钱,皜赏自己也有错吗?我努力工作结婚生子完成人生目标,不行吗?错在哪里?当然这些都没错,也没有人能过阻止任何人做任何事情,重点在于这些我们认为的人生目标及人活在世上就得做的事,并非件件都能为我们带来快乐,有些甚至伴着一辈子的痛苦。我们并非圣贤,所以我们每天做的事情或多或少都会为我们累计一些恶业,而久而久之恶业累计如山,我们就这样一直轮回着。

    感谢仁波切一直不厌其烦地为我们弟子重复这些教诲,目的就是让我们能重新检讨自己,对症下药,转化心识, 以达到修行证悟。

  13. Jason on Oct 12, 2016 at 3:43 am

    Rejoice to all retreatant of Manjushri retreat. Kechara Forest Retreat is really a suitable place to practice retreat or meditation. It surrounding by many green trees and plants.

    Base on my understanding that retreat is a method of rehabituation which can train up our mind to become virtuous mind and follow by virtuous actions benefit others.During Manjushri Retreat, recitation of his mantra will tap us with Manjushri’s qualities, increase in wisdom and cut off ignorance.

    From Pastor Adeline’s write-up , 5 black foods(onions,garlic,dairy,meat and egg)are refrained during the retreat. The explanation really useful to new retreatant.

    Thanks Rinpoche and Pastor Adeline’s teachings and sharing.

    Jason

  14. Mingwen on Oct 10, 2016 at 11:45 pm

    Congratulation to all of you! Great and meaningful sharing from Tsem Rinpoche and you, Pastor Adeline.

    It’s well known that when our minds stay silent, tons of thoughts will be hoping out from every corner within our brains. Moreover, if we tend to eliminate our uncontrollable thoughts, they will be intensify and go wilder.

    Now only I know how to react to them if these thoughts comes into my way while I’m in a retreat or meditating. Thank you very much!

  15. Freon Tee on Oct 10, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    Dear Pastor Adeline,

    This is a precious sharing by H.E Tsem Rinpoche, especially on the part how to observed our thoughts. It is very disturbing during retreat or meditation that all kinds of thoughts came in. By reading this write ups, i could know that when the thought came in and we are reciting mantra, is actually a blessing.

    It is very lucky for us to have met with H.E Tsem Rinpoche, under our Guru we have chances to practice dharma and benefits peoples around us.

    Thank you for write up.

    Regards
    Freon

  16. Echeah on Oct 9, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    Lama Tsongkhapa himself entered into extensive retreats even though he was already a highly attained being. This sets the example for us, is a powerful teaching in itself, that before we can proceed further in our practice to achieve mental quiescence and the perfection of wisdom, we need to engage in purification practices and accumulation of merit in order that the mental veils that block our progress in achieving penetrative insight be removed.

    • Pastor Adeline Woon on Oct 10, 2016 at 12:31 pm

      A retreat is very necessary for us to retreat from our ego and the outer distractions we caught ourselves in consciously or unconsciously. The best place to have a retreat is one that has green and mountain, close to rivers or lake, no distractions, has vast space, fresh air and cool breezes. Tibet has a lot of places like this so it is very conducive for a retreat. You may like to watch them on “Excellent Travelogue of holy places in Tibet” http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=50824.

  17. Fong on Oct 9, 2016 at 1:59 am

    Rejoice for you and the team for the successful completion of the retreat. Kechara Forest Retreat is such a blessed place where all conditions are conducive for retreats from the premises to the environment.

    Thank you for sharing the teachings by Rinpoche. It gives us a better understanding of what black foods are and why they are avoided especially during retreats.

    The points of meditation and contemplation are useful for us to put that in our mind and hopefully be able to remind us of the true meaning behind retreats.

    • Pastor Adeline Woon on Oct 10, 2016 at 12:42 pm

      I agree with you, Fong. Kechara Forest Retreat fits the five ideal conditions for a perfect retreat you might find interesting here http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=74988. We are blessed that Rinpoche has kindly given us the retreat advice and made a trip purposely to give us the precious teaching. Personally, I found the teaching cleared many basic yet important questions that many have. With Rinpoche’s explanation, it becomes clearer why we do certain practices before, during and after retreats, as well as in between retreat sessions.

  18. Pastor KH Ng on Oct 8, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    Kechara Forest Retreat is indeed a pureland on earth where conditions are such that it is conductive to conduct positive deeds. It is a paradise on earth in the sense that living or doing things there will lead to ultimate happiness.
    The Manjushri retreat above is a perfect example.

  19. Pastor David Lai on Oct 7, 2016 at 12:52 am

    Part of the idea of refraining from distractions and focusing on the mantra of the deity, in this case Manjushri is to curb external stimuli that feeds our delusions and that in turn feeds our ego. The more we adhere to the restrictions of the retreat, the more we restrict external stimuli to the ego.

    Hence, engaging in retreat, we curb the ego and the more retreats we engage in, the lesser our ego and the lesser the ego, the less likely we would commit negative actions and the lesser our suffering. As we all know, the ego is the source of our suffering.

    Now, restriction stimuli is just one half of the retreat, the other is getting closer to the yidam and in this case, the sublime Manjushri. Manjushri is superb practice to gain realization and insight into the Buddha’s teachings. There are incredible benefits in Manjushri’s practice. Hence, this retreat was highly beneficial for those involved. I rejoice to have had the opportunity to be a part of this retreat.

  20. sonny tan on Oct 6, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    Thank you Pastor Adeline for sharing your experience on your recent Manjusri retreat, I am happy to share your joy that you have all successfully fulfil the 100,000 mantra recitations. Going for an intensive retreat is indeed a rare opportunity and not to be missed. In addition a retreat held at Kechara Forest Retreat among the serenity of the mountain atmosphere and also being visited by Rinpoche is indeed a very rich and rewarding experience.
    Retreat is a good time for self-reflection, among other things are exploring the complexities of our mind, contemplation on the rights and wrongs we do in life, renewing of vows, making new resolutions and most importantly invoking the blessings of the enlightened.
    I would assume that all retreatants at the end of a retreat would discover that the senses and awareness heightened, tempers toned down, bad feelings subdue and an elevated view that all things in life are transient.

    • Pastor Adeline Woon on Oct 10, 2016 at 1:20 pm

      Dear Sonny,

      It is important to focus the mind single-pointedly on the method (Manjushri’s mantra in this case) during a retreat and not be distracted by our thoughts, the complexities of our mind, contemplation on the rights and wrongs etc. Otherwise, we will end up pulling ourselves back to the method every second, provided if we do not get carried away by our thoughts, LOL!

      Holding vows, observe silence, and refrain from the black foods allow us to focus more easily as they allow us to control the stimuli that feed our ego, the elements that distract us. This is why when we observe those rules well, we will be greatly benefitted from a retreat.

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  • nut4all
    Sunday, Apr 30. 2017 07:03 AM
    and stopped animal sacrifice at these temples. http://www.drukpa.com/about-us/our-yogis/the-three-divine-madmen 99%ppl focus on jab jum DrukpaKunley…
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    Sunday, Apr 30. 2017 01:54 AM
    @tsemtulku
    My favorite Mahasiddha is Naropa….Let explain few !from4incarnation DRUKPAone MADe split!forTWO!!DRUKPA(HEMIS-ladakh)&SHABDRUNG(relung monastery Tibet site) .later SHABDRUNG split for3 body speach MIND! ( i m not certain order) SHABDRUNGS ARE!!! NamkhaiN0rbu RINPOCHE YES!! HH SHABDRUNG controversial in BHUTAN home jail!by urgyen trinley can!idDAYE&TaklungShabrung .. Recently with Dalai our monk seen !
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  • Alice Tay
    Sunday, Apr 30. 2017 12:16 AM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this and I was touched by this story very much. I personally think that this faithful dog must has very close karmic connection with its owner and it know that the owner is died. Furthermore, animals are very sensitive to our energies and mind states. So, if we are loving kindness and compassion, they can feel our love and care.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Jason

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

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

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

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

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this heartwarming article.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/faithful-dog-chases-deceased-owner.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 02:21 PM
    Its a heartfelt touching article of this faithful dog.Cannot imagine this ,such a wonderful relationship between that dog and the deceased owner.The greatest fear dogs know is the fear that we will not come back for them That i noticed from observing from my pet poodle.In this case this faithful dog knew his owner won’t be back.
    Dogs are loyal, patient, fearless, forgiving, capable of pure love and have feelings too.He must have missed the owner badly that he wanted to accompany the owner all the way to the resting place.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing. May that faithful dog ,continue to serve and well taken, love by the other family members.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/faithful-dog-chases-deceased-owner.html

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This is a simple chart showing the three main psychic channels used in tantric meditations to control the winds, raise tummo (fire energy), gain higher consciousness and insight and also for gaining siddhis. These channels are used in meditations for controlling the mind, when the mind ejects from the body (phowa) and one's death. These three channels are very important. Tsem Rinpoche
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Left to right: Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl. The three of them are my beautiful and loved Schnauzer dogs. They loved looking through the window to see traffic, people and movement. They loved the smells that drifted through their little noses. I love seeing the three of them together like this. I love them. Tsem Rinpoche
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Little Mumu boy...he loved balloons. When he saw them, he wanted to get close and perhaps bite them. Cute. I love this picture of Mumu reaching for the balloons. He was young and healthy! This picture captures his energy, enthusiasm, curiosity and high energy. I love this picture of him chasing the balloons. His pictures are always so nice....He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
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It is so wonderful to be kind to people, be caring, feed them, make sure they are healthy and share dharma if they are interested with them for their future. But simply to be nice to others is worth getting up and being alive...otherwise why be alive to hurt/use/distrust and hate others? No point living that way..must change that..... It is nice to live our lives to benefit others and be patient even if we have been hurt before because by caring we can heal the hurt and 'defeat' the ones that hurt us because we don't become bitter..... Tsem Rinpoche
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My Mumu boy didn't want to eat. Eating is not one of his favorite activities throughout his life. So I talked to him to let him know why he needs to eat and keep his strength up when this photo was taken. He was listening intently and after my talk with him, he ate. Tsem Rinpoche
This is so true. Click to enlarge and understand more about unpleasant people.
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This is so true. Click to enlarge and understand more about unpleasant people.
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This mahasiddha Kukkuripa is easy to identify as he is accompanied by a small dog whom he loved very much.
Mumu taking a rest in the turquoise room. Over the years, I always feel very satisfied when I see him covered with a blanket, safe and sleeping. I always wanted to make sure he was safe from harm, illness and distress. I wanted him to have a happy and loved life. Tsem Rinpoche
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Mumu taking a rest in the turquoise room. Over the years, I always feel very satisfied when I see him covered with a blanket, safe and sleeping. I always wanted to make sure he was safe from harm, illness and distress. I wanted him to have a happy and loved life. Tsem Rinpoche
I wrapped my little Mumu boy up in my blanket and propped him up on my bed. He didn\'t move or wiggle and just looked at me. He is one funny entertaining little guy. Tsem Rinpoche
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I wrapped my little Mumu boy up in my blanket and propped him up on my bed. He didn't move or wiggle and just looked at me. He is one funny entertaining little guy. Tsem Rinpoche
March 2017-Coaxing my little Mumu boy to eat his meal. He was not well and therefore not hungry. Tsem Rinpoche
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March 2017-Coaxing my little Mumu boy to eat his meal. He was not well and therefore not hungry. Tsem Rinpoche
Click on picture to enlarge and see what Milarepa says. Profound.
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Click on picture to enlarge and see what Milarepa says. Profound.
We are always trying to get somewhere, try something new, find some friends, get some entertainment and in the end we end up in the same place. Time to really practice Dharma seriously and stop wasting time we don\'t have. ~Tsem Rinpoche
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We are always trying to get somewhere, try something new, find some friends, get some entertainment and in the end we end up in the same place. Time to really practice Dharma seriously and stop wasting time we don't have. ~Tsem Rinpoche
March 20, 2017-Mumu is just so adorable with his bright eyes.
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March 20, 2017-Mumu is just so adorable with his bright eyes.
More and more people inviting Lord Dorje Shugden home to connect with on their shrines. I am so happy to see this as it will benefit them and their families so much. That is the purpose to be alive which is to benefit others as much as possible. Tsem Rinpoche
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More and more people inviting Lord Dorje Shugden home to connect with on their shrines. I am so happy to see this as it will benefit them and their families so much. That is the purpose to be alive which is to benefit others as much as possible. Tsem Rinpoche
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
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His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
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His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
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The Japanese are very innovative. Tsem Rinpoche
Read this as it will be interesting
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Read this as it will be interesting
Recite this before any meal or drinks for blessings of abundance. Tsem Rinpoche
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Recite this before any meal or drinks for blessings of abundance. Tsem Rinpoche
This sacred statue of Buddha is in Nepal brought originally from Tibet and has spoken on many occasions. Very blessed to see this holy image and keep a picture...bless you always. Tsem Rinpoche
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This sacred statue of Buddha is in Nepal brought originally from Tibet and has spoken on many occasions. Very blessed to see this holy image and keep a picture...bless you always. Tsem Rinpoche
I love Mumu boy tremendously. We went through so much together for so many years. You are a great being to be with. Tsem Rinpoche
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I love Mumu boy tremendously. We went through so much together for so many years. You are a great being to be with. Tsem Rinpoche
Dear everyone, I am sharing this beautiful and modern altar to Dorje Shugden in Malaysia. I am glad to see more and more people creating sacred spaces. Tsem Rinpoche
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Dear everyone, I am sharing this beautiful and modern altar to Dorje Shugden in Malaysia. I am glad to see more and more people creating sacred spaces. Tsem Rinpoche
Lhamo Karmo, a female buddha form visualized above the crown of one\'s head at the time of death, to encourage consciousness to leave the body via the crown aperture. From my book \"The Female Buddhas.\"- Glenn Mullin
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Lhamo Karmo, a female buddha form visualized above the crown of one's head at the time of death, to encourage consciousness to leave the body via the crown aperture. From my book "The Female Buddhas."- Glenn Mullin
The Tibetan female tulku Dorje Pakmo, from a fresco on the wall of the Dorje Pakmo monastery (Samding) in Tibet, near the Turquoise Lake. In Tibet the Dorje Pakmo was ranked with the Dalai Lama, Panchen Lama and Sakya Trizin as the four highest lamas in the country.-from Glenn Mullin
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The Tibetan female tulku Dorje Pakmo, from a fresco on the wall of the Dorje Pakmo monastery (Samding) in Tibet, near the Turquoise Lake. In Tibet the Dorje Pakmo was ranked with the Dalai Lama, Panchen Lama and Sakya Trizin as the four highest lamas in the country.-from Glenn Mullin
Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl checking out the scene..cute
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Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl checking out the scene..cute
My Dharma boy has such a cute expression here. He is a good boy!
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My Dharma boy has such a cute expression here. He is a good boy!
February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
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February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
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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
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A section for you to clarify your Dharma questions with Kechara’s esteemed pastors.

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  • April 20, 2017 10:45
    Ronnie asked: Dear Rinpoche and Pastors, I'm studying abroad and very far away from home, seeking guidance and advice as I have no one else I can talk to about this. Please read with an open mind, I don't know where else to go for help. I'm pregnant and it's an unplanned pregnancy. I'm stuck between keeping it or letting it go. I'm young and having a child at my age in the society we live in now would be considered taboo. The father of the child thinks I should let it go because it may cause a setback to both our careers and cause major family issues. He thinks we aren't ready to raise a child especially since we're both still in university and his parents think badly of me even though they've never met me or tried to get to know me. I'm sure no one would ever have the heart to take away a heartbeat but it seems like it isn't the right time to have a child now and if we did go through with it, the child probably won't be able to have the best things life can offer looking at where we are now in terms of finance and maturity. I'm lost, confused and unsure what the right thing to do is now. Any advice at all would be helpful right now. Thank you so very much for taking time to read my story.
    pastor answered: Dear Ronnie, I’m sorry to read that you are going through this situation. I can understand that this situation is tough to go through. You are always more than welcome to come here to ask questions. May I suggest that you talk to either someone in your family or your friends to help you come to an appropriate solution? This is because, what you feel, what you are going through, will change from time to time and you would need someone to talk to, someone that you can lean on through this situation you are facing. Depending on where you are in the world, professional help can also be sought to help you make a decision, which will be the best option for you seeking help. From a Buddhist perspective, the taking of a life is not considered a positive act, therefore those on the Buddhist path, would normally abstain taking a life if possible. However, that being said, one must always weigh the decision oneself. Everything we do in life, necessarily involves karma both positive and negative. That is why Buddhists try to overcome samsara in general. Your situation is complicated because you are abroad, but if possible you should really open up to someone you are close to in order to help you through making this decision on a personal basis. When you talk to someone, whom you are able to express yourself more, you may able to come to better decision that is right for you. There may be other options open to you if you seek help. I personally know women who have been in similar situations. One of these women, let the child go and the other went through the pregnancy and then gave the child up for adoption. You may or may not have thought of this option, but it is one that could be open to you, depending on where in the world you are. Any decision we make in life, however big or small it may seem, has far reaching consequences whether in this life, or in future lives. This is just a part and parcel of life within samsara. However, we should weigh the decisions we make clearly given the situation we are in. We cannot always do this weighing ourselves, but need to talk about our options with others we can rely on such a friends, family or professionals. You should consider doing this, which will help you greatly emotionally, and may give you the grounding you need to make the correct decision for you. I hope this helps.
  • April 19, 2017 04:57
    Dongho asked: What is a nyung ne practice? According to Lama Zopa Rinpoche, it's a purification sadhana. However, what are the instructions for this? I'm guessing it's to Chenrezig, but how does it work? Also, from what I have read, Vajrasattva practice is only for broken vows while Akshobhya is for regular misdeeds. Does that mean one has to take the Akshobhya practice to purify bad karma from this life and previous instead of Vajrasattva? As for the purification practices, are some like Vajrasattva and Chenrezig only to purify the bad karma and let it come quickly or is it to prevent it from coming? I am confused in it. As for signs, I recited a mantra of White Yangchenma that a Sakya lama, Lama Kunga Thartse Rinpoche, gave me with the Sakya visualizations I read on, and after one mala, I heard some lady call my Korean name even though no one in my neighborhood knows of my name and my family members weren't in the area. What does this mean?
    pastor answered: Dear Dongho, Thank you for your questions, it’s nice to see you back here again. Nyung Ne practice is a purification practice that centres around Chenrezig. It is a very beneficial practice that stems from a holy nun named Gelong-ma Palmo. It is a two and a half day practice that can be repeated many times over and over again to intensify the purification and build a closer relationship with Chenrezig. As well as its purification aspect, the practice is known to generate vast amount of merit, and also compassion, as the practice centres around Chenrezig, the Buddha of compassion. The practice involves taking the eight Mahayana precepts for the duration, fasting, meditating, prostrating and praying. The practice usually entails empowerment into the practice of Chenrezig, therefore the exact meditations, prayers can only be explained to those who have the empowerment. Vajrasattva practice is not necessarily only for repairing broken vows, etc. That’s why it is advised that you engage in the practice at the end of the day, to repair any vows that you may have broken during that day, as well as stopping any negative karma you created that day from multiplying. This would entail reciting the mantra 21 times, together with the four opponent powers. However, if you engage in this practice more intensely, it definitely has the capability to purify all sorts of karma. That is the reason why in Ngondro, or preliminary practices one engages in before tantra, the practice of 100,000 Vajrasattva mantra recitation is an integral part. You can read more about Vajrasattva and his practice here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/an-important-purification-practice.html. Within purification practices, some of the karma will be purified completely, so you do not feel its effects at all, but when purifying other karma you will need to feel its effects somehow. For example if you have the karma to be in a car accident and get seriously injured, and you are engaging in any practice, but especially the purification practice, since you have purified most of the karma, you will only experience being in a very minor car accident, with only very superficial injuries. Therefore, in this case, the karma has been purified to the extent that it does not affect you as much, but you still need to feel part of its effect. In regards to any signs that you receive which engaging in the practices given to you by one of your specific gurus, you should report the happenings to that particular guru. He will be able to give you more of an accurate answer, as it may be related to the particular practice that he gave to you. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • April 17, 2017 07:06
    Thomas asked: Dear Pastors, When a serkyem set has been used so much and one is ready to get rid of it and replace it with a new one. What is a respecful mode of disposal?
    pastor answered: Dear Thomas, Thank you for your question. Your question shows that you have a lot of respect for offering items, which is very good. If possible, you should try to repair the item if within your means, and doing so make embellishments to make it a better offering item, which can still be used. If this is not possible, then you should dispose of the item with a good motivation. You should think that this item has been used to make offerings to the enlightened beings, but now that it is broken or unusable, you are going to dispose of it, and replace it with a new one. Since it itself is not a receptacle of energies of the enlightened beings, such as a statue, tsa tsa or thangka, it does not require a special dissolution before being disposed of. However since it was used to make offerings, it still requires some form of respect when disposing, and this comes from one’s motivation and the way in which you dispose of it. Usually, when disposing of items in this way, make the motivation that you have used it and that it is now time to dispose of it, and replace it with a new one. When you do this you can dispose of it in a respectful manner. For example, if you are going to throw it away, you do not simply open the trash can and throw it in. You wrap it up in something, like a bag or newspaper and dispose of it respectfully. Another method you can dispose of it is to recycle the object, if the material it is made from can be recycled. That way you are more conscious of the environment as well. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
  • April 16, 2017 22:38
    Curious asked: Dear pastors In a recent youtube video something like paying respect to deceased ones, pastor Nirel Patel explained that merits are like the interest and good karma is like the principal sum. So merits always regenerate themselves and hence do not get used up but good karma is like the principal sum so it gets used up. So my question is what are practices that generate merit? And can we turn a mundane daily activity into a meritorious one? Maybe can you provide an example?
    pastor answered: Dear Curious, Thank you for your question. First, to clarify a point, in regards to good karma, you are right, it is like a principal sum in a bank account, but you take away from it when you experience something good in your life, and you add to it when you do good deeds. Merit on the other hand, once accrued never diminishes, therefore when something is based on merit, it is based on the energies of this never diminishing sum, which you could say is like interest. In short, the principal sum when talking about karma is always added to and subtracted from. However, when talking about merit, once you have it, there is no way to destroy it, you will always benefit from it. There are various ways to explain how to generate merit. I will explain a way that I find easiest to understand. In normal life, when we go about performing any sort of activity, be it ‘good’ or ‘bad’ we do so out of ignorance of the true nature of existence, and it is usually self-motivated. For example, we work our entire lives to generate monetary income, so that we have enough money, resources, and materials goods to be comfortable. This is self-motivated, but it is the accepted way the world works these days, and is part and parcel of being bound to samsaric life. On the other hand, the act of merit making can be categorised into three parts: i) motivation, ii) the act itself, and iii) dedication. Let’s start with motivation, when engaging in various virtuous acts, we should have the motivation that by engaging in the act, we have the motivation to alleviate the suffering of someone else, and that may we gain enlightenment so that we can benefit them in the future. The second is the act itself. The third is to dedicate the energy of the virtuous act to gaining enlightenment. These three are what make merit. This may be a little confusing, so let me give an example: giving help to a homeless person. Whereas in ordinary life, this is something praised as a very good deed, it does not create merit without motivation and dedication. In order for this to become merit, one must set the motivation that one is giving help to the homeless free of the eight worldly concerns, to alleviate their suffering and also making the motivation that you will achieve enlightenment for the sake of the person or people you are helping. Then after you have helped them, you dedicate the energy created to the spiritual journey towards full enlightenment to help all sentient beings, while at the same time benefiting as many sentient beings as possible on the way there. This transforms the act into not only a virtuous action but also one that generates merit. On the other hand, if you were to help the homeless without these, you are creating good karma, which although beneficial, keeps you bound to existence within samsara. As it is the goal of Buddhist practice to overcome the cycle of samsara, a Buddhist would want to generate merit instead of good karma. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
  • April 13, 2017 11:38
    D.A. asked: If Begtse Chan is not from Mongolia, what are his real origins or story exactly? And which lamas offer his empowerment? As for Manjushri Nagarakshasa, which lamas specifically offer his empowerment and practice?
    pastor answered: Dear D.A. Thank you for your question. Begtse, is also known as Chamsing, or Jamsaran in Mongolian. As mentioned in an earlier sharing with someone who also asked a question about Begtse, the practiced was introduced to Tibet from India by the translator Nyen Lotsawa, and is considered one of the main protectors of the Hayagriva cycle of tantras. According to the scriptures that derive from the Sakya tradition, who incorporated the practice from the translators, and in which tradition Begtse became a very important protector, Begtse in a previous life was born many eons ago. In that particular life, he was born as the younger prince in a royal family. His name was Drag Gye, and his older brother’s name was Drag Den. Over time both princes developed differing religious beliefs, to the point where they could not get along with each as they both held their own religious views strongly. As was the custom during that time, they decided to settle their differences through logical debate, with the loser having to convert to the winner’s religion. This custom was also prevalent in ancient India, and there are many stories of such debates occurring between the great masters of the past and those of other faiths. Drag Gye lost the various debates, but ran away instead of converting to his older brother’s religion. Drag Den caught him, and tried to punish him for breaking the rules of debate and going back on his promise. Drag Gye told his brother that even if he was killed he would not give up his religion, however if Drag Den let him go, that in the future when Drag Den became enlightened, he would protect his teachings. With that Drag Den let him go, and gave him a set of copper armour, a stick, and a bow and arrow. Drag Den also gave Drag Gye a new name: Sog Dag Yam Shi Mar Po. After this incident the two brothers never saw each other again in that lifetime. Many lives after that Drag Den was reborn as Prince Siddharta, who eventually became enlightened and is now known as Buddha Shakyamuni. Drag Gye, or Sog Dag Yam Shi Mar Po, was reborn in a cemetery in the North West direction. His parents gave birth to two eggs, one was a coral-like colour and the other was an agate-like colour. These two eggs flew high into the sky and reached the heavenly realms, there they subdued the gods. Then flying back down to earth, they subdued many nagas. Eventually they even came to threaten their own parents. The parents petitioned the Dharma protector Ekajati for her help, who threw her own staff (khatvanga) at the eggs, and broke them apart. From the coral-like coloured egg came a ferocious man with yellow hair, he proclaimed that his name was ‘Sog Dag Yam Shi Mar Po’. When he emerged he was wearing a set of copper armour, wielding a stick, copper sword, and a bow and arrow. From the agate-like coloured egg came a female who was blue in colour, her teeth were like shells, she had turquoise eyebrows, and her hair was made of fire. She emerged wielding a copper knife, ritual dagger (phurba), rode a terrifying bear and wore an intricate necklace made of agate and lapis lazuli. It was then that Ekajati once again took action, and subdued them, after which they became Dharma protectors. The male figure became known as Begtse, and the female as his sister. When you propitiate Begtse, his sister is automatically included and aids practitioners as well. As for which lama offer his practice and empowerment, most lamas do not advertise which teachings or practice they hold. Therefore you should respectfully approach lamas and ask them if they have the practice and can bestow it, or if they know of any lamas that have the practice, depending on how much you want to practice Begtse. Similarly, this applies to those lamas who have the practice of Manjushri Nagarakshasa. However, this practice is included in the Rinjung Gyatsa series of empowerments. This unique cycle of teachings, includes all 4 classes of tantric practices, and includes the practice of Manjushri Nagarakshasa. Therefore those lamas who have received the complete transmission, and have kept their commitments for this practice, are qualified to pass this on to others. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
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@KecharaHouse tonite, 48 puja attendees filled the air with a loud chorus of prayer n mantra 2 Dorje Shugden n Setrap!  PHNee
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@KecharaHouse tonite, 48 puja attendees filled the air with a loud chorus of prayer n mantra 2 Dorje Shugden n Setrap! PHNee
A big Thank You to the kind volunteers and to Jace Chong!
6 days ago
A big Thank You to the kind volunteers and to Jace Chong!
Make your weekend meaningful! Contact Jace Chong to volunteer in Kechara Forest Retreat for the aviaries.
6 days ago
Make your weekend meaningful! Contact Jace Chong to volunteer in Kechara Forest Retreat for the aviaries.
Thank you to our young volunteer to improve the life of the birds in our aviary!
6 days ago
Thank you to our young volunteer to improve the life of the birds in our aviary!
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