Painting Dzambala and Vajrayogini

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As a child and teenager, I use to spend hundreds of hours painting the Buddhas, mountains, caves, forests and meditators in forests… I loved painting them. I connected with them and felt their presence so strongly in my mind, I had to paint them… I use to listen to Simon & Garfunkel or the Beatles while I painted. I always thought I was born too late. I wanted to be a flower child of the 60′s, and have a cause to work towards and be spiritual like the flower children… I use to draw pictures of Buddhas of all sizes to give people to wear or keep as protection. I knew in my mind, having a Buddha was the greatest protection… no one told me, I just believed… I just knew..

Well it’s been 30 years since I painted my last picture. The last time was when I painted a picture of Buddha Vajradhara and it won the painting contest throughout Freehold Township High School in my High school days in New Jersey. There was a contest throughout the whole school and I won first place to my surprise… many in the school never saw a Buddha nevermind Vajradhara Buddha!!  My large painting of Vajradhara was displayed for weeks at the front of the school office for all to see. I was happy as I knew it would bless everyone who saw Vajradhara. Everyone thought it was nice, but they kept asking me who was the Blue man or why is the Buddha blue… hehehe. Imagine a poster size painting of Vajradhara hanging in the middle of a high school with hundreds of kids and staff in middle of a small town in New Jersey??? Hehehe…

Girlie Ooi is a long time and devoted student of mine of over 10 years. She has been single-handedly taking care of her infirmed/aged mom and aunt for over 20 years. She takes care of their every need and it was very beautiful to me. Recently after serving her mother and aunt devotedly for years, the two old ladies passed away peacefully. Girlie was heartbroken. But I wanted Girlie to know she did all that she could and went beyond the call of duty, love and expectation. Thank you Girlie… I like when people care and take care of others very much. I never had the chance to care for my parents or grandparents… too bad for me….

I called Dato’ Ruby to arrange a special lunch at Kechara Oasis’ new branch (lots of private rooms) and invite close friends and relations of Girlie. I wanted to celebrate Girlie’s love, devotion and dedication towards her mother and aunt. Her sacrifice done with love… I wanted to say thank you to Girlie for being such a good daughter and niece. I felt someone had to thank her.

I racked my brains thinking what special gift I can offer her on this special occasion. I had Henry show me all the Dzambala statues in all of our Kechara Paradise outlets. Wonderful staff like Albert sent text pictures of the Dzambalas they had in the outlets which are beautiful, but I decided to paint a Dzambala instead. I am untrained as an artist and never studied for it. I just paint. My paintings are not great, but it’s from my heart.

So the evening before the special lunch I started painting… I had Joy and James helping me with cleaning brushes and mixing paints etc.. and I started around 1 am and completed the next morning around 7 am…I did a prayer to consecrate the painting and had Joy and James go and frame it in time for the lunch. They did a great framing job. It was presented to Girlie and I was told she likes it…

After the Dzambala I decided to paint some abstract Vajra Yoginis and Taras. I did around 7 pieces I think… it was late… At the corner of the painting I composed some thoughts and insights also… and had them framed. They were displayed in Kechara… I don’t know what I want to do with them yet?? Still thinking…

Tsem Rinpoche





Starting at 1 Am….was excited to start and was glad to have something special for Girlie…








I also painted abstract Vajra Yoginis after completing Dzambala early in the morning…..



A message with each Vajra Yogini abstract as I did several at a time…..



The Special Lunch for Girlie



An appreciation lunch for Girlie Ooi from me at Kechara Oasis


Ms Girlie Ooi, a long time student of mine, has spent most of the past 20+ years taking care of her sick and infirmed aunt and mother. She has sacrificed her own personal space, pursuits, her wishes, and aspirations to take care of these old ladies whom she loves dearly. Recently both the mother and the aunt had passed away comfortably and not alone because of Girlie’s hard work and dedication. I wanted to celebrate Girlie’s immense humanity and taking on her responsibility for decades so well. So I had arranged this special lunch for her with family and friends. I wanted to tell Girlie how much I appreciate what she has done. I send my prayers, my love and my deep respects to her. Tsem Rinpoche


Here’s the Dzambala I painted up with James, Joy and Andrew on standby… I finished at 7am. Then Joy and James rushed to get it framed. It has been presented to Ms Girlie Ooi on June 26,2011 during the  lunch arranged in Girlie’s honour at Kechara Oasis… Girlie always quietly does Dzambala retreats a few times a year in her home for nearly ten years now. I rejoice for her. She is a Dzambala devotee…

A wonderful and filial lady to her parents and aunt… I am so proud of her and sincerely respect her. The Dzambala and flowers from my heart to Ms Girlie Ooi.

I recorded a message for Girlie to be played at the lunch… Listening to my audio message for Girlie Ooi and watching video clip of me painting the Dzambala picture.

A happy appreciation lunch at Kechara Oasis for Girlie Ooi.
Lovely people, lovely lunch, lovely Girlie and lovely Dzambala blesses them all..

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  1. Wylfred Ng on Dec 12, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for the sharing.

    What a wonderful Dzambala painting!!!

    I know Girlie from Kechara Paradise SS2 and she is very helpful.

    Hope that the Dzambala will bless Girlie and wish her dharma practice smooth.

  2. Sharon Ong on Dec 5, 2013 at 10:34 am

    It is truly rare to come across someone like Girlie with a strong sense of filial piety and devotion to single handedly care for not 1 but 2 aged/infirmed elders. It must have been a long difficult road with much blood, sweat and tears. My hats off to you, Girlie! It is even more rare to have someone appreciating the caregiver of the old and invalid and I am happy for you, Girlie that our precious Guru showed his appreciation with the lovely painting and lunch.

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  5. Sean Wang on Feb 28, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Wow! Rinpoche’s painting of Dzambala is truly amazing. I have never seen anyone paint as well as Rinpoche. The only person who I can say is comparable is Leonardo Da Vinci. I am saying this as someone who never really appreciated art. Rinpoche’s passion is amazing and when one sees the painting, one can feel how much compassion was put into and can feel the blessings enter the body.

  6. skyong on Nov 17, 2011 at 2:31 am

    I met with Girlie when I bought my mum to visit KP. I spoke to Girlie a few times later, and I could feel she speaks with concern when talking to others. :) Didn’t know that she has such filial dedications to both her mum and aunt. Glad to have met her! :)

  7. Elsie Toy on Sep 13, 2011 at 9:24 am

    Dearest Rinpoche

    Thank you very much for sharing his painting of Dzamala and you make it seems so easy. Girlie herself is a Dzambala to me. She gentle soft spoken and always makes me very comfortable being with her and always allows me to massage her and I enjoy doing that too. I never forget her kindness render to me when I am in at Kechara and I look forward to seeing everyone at Kechara next month. Thank you Rinpoche for making all these possible for us. With Much Love and Respect.

  8. KYC on Jul 11, 2011 at 7:58 am

    Girlie looks fierce on the outside but inside she is kind. I wish her all the best in her practice. I also hope Rinpoche will continue painting. I like the abstract paintings a lot.

  9. benji on Jul 9, 2011 at 9:45 am

    Like the other Dharma brothers and sisters, i rejoice in Sister Girlie’s effort. In this age where selfishness permeates the mind of many; especially young people who learn from selfish adults and corrupt leaders, Sister Girlie not only proves that there is still hope, but she is a great example. She is a living example of the spirit of the ’24 Tales of Fillial Piety’ of the Chinese classics ~ a true “jee-cap-see how” daughter and niece!May all be inspired to be grateful to our elders; make sacrifices for the good of others. “kam-sia, kam-sia” Sister Girlie, for blazing the path.

  10. David Lai on Jul 9, 2011 at 4:53 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for an inspirational blog post of an amazing person. What’s great is that I know Girlie and have seen from time to time she takes her aunt and mum out for dinners in SS2. What a loyal and inspirational person she is! How fortunate that she has met the Dharma and so her great service to her mother and aunt can be dedicated. Over the years, I noticed how Dzambala, her practice have opened her up and made her a much lighter person. She has automatically become a joy to be with wherever she go.

  11. Doreen Teoh on Jul 8, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    To Girlie, I rejoice and I admire your endeavour, patient and sacrifice you have made to take care your mom and aunt till passing. You have shown us that we should show our love and kindness to our parents in their living years and not when they have departed. Thank you, Girlie.

  12. koh hee peng on Jul 8, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    Taking good care of her mom and aunt single handedly while working for dharma is really amazing. As people get older, they tend to be sensitve and at times worried about their remaining life i.e. would the children abandon them, etc. Taking care of elderly people means that one has to take care not only the physical well being of the person but also their mental state. The situaton is even more stressful should the person who takes care of the elderly family members is not financially viable. Yet ms girlie ooi is able to do so for 20 years and contribute to dharma at the same time. She is truly my hero. I rejoice for her receiving the sacred Dzambala painting from Rinpoche. My parents are already in their 70s and 60s and their physical and mental health would become vulnerable as the days go by and im I’m the only person in the world as I’m the only son in the family. I hope that i’ll have the courage and strength to live the life as good as ms. Girlie. She is my hero.

  13. patsy on Jul 8, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    Even though Rinpoche has not painted for almost 30 years yet Rinpoche has not lost the artistic skill and can still draw and paint so well. I was one of the fortunate one who was able to celebrate this special occasion with Girlie in Kechara Oasis and I must say that the painting of Dzambala is beautiful…a painting that comes from the heart.

  14. Mercedes on Jul 8, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,beautiful work for a beautiful cause.Many blessings always!!

  15. tenzin llhamo on Jul 8, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    Dearest Rinpoche, I’ve always admire people who can draw. Their talent applied effortlessly without trying hard to make it look good. Was fortunate enough to see Rinpoche’s painting in person at Kechara Oasis when it was presented to Girlie. My daughter loves to draw, cut, design and everything else that has colors… So proud of her…
    Am happy to be able to celebrate Rinpoche’s love for Girlie at Kechara Oasis Viva Home (food was superb) with family and friends. Thank you Rinpoche.

  16. Iulian Istratuca on Jul 8, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    Thank you.

  17. Margaretlee on Jul 8, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Seeing Rinpoche painting Dzambala and Vajrayogini so effortlessly and gracefully, reminds me of how I used to struggle during the many painting retreats I was assinged to.

    But I am truely grateful to Rinpoche for opening up this little artistic seed in me, which as it has proved to have brought much happiness, peace, scerenity and stability in my life.

    Painting buddhas and deities can be very adictive, as in my case. I can paint without feeling tired and yarning for sleep. I am very tempted to pick up my paint brushes again and I think I will…..

    Girlie Ooi is surely a very fortunate student to have received this one and only one Dzambala painting from Rinpoche.And indeed she does well deserve it. The esscence of Dzambala practice is actually teaching us to be generous, and Girlie has indeed generously scarficed all these years taking care of her mother and her auntie, without complaints. I salute to her!

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This was taken in Kechara House. Tsem Rinpoche
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This was taken in Gaden Shartse Monastery on the day of my enthronement as Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
I think I was in Sera Mey Monastery when this was taken over 18 years ago. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
1 month ago
Many times we hear great Vajra Yogini practitioners when cremated, their fire pyres appear in the form of Vajra Yogini. We hear this many times as a sign they went to Kechara Paradise, gained high realizations or enlightened by Vajra Yogini's path. Although this picture does not depict a funeral pyre of a great practitioner, but the fire looks curiously like Vajra Yogini. Enjoy and may all be blessed by Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
1 month ago
When you work hard and produce results, everyone is silenced and those who make noise is just noise and society allows you some freedoms. You have to have the integrity to finish what you started and what you promised. Do it for others, those concerned and for yourself.~Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
You can work with me and we finish the dreams. You can leave citing any reasons you may have. You may join back again with me and my arms are open to you. Or you may go away as an enemy or remain friends. However you do I will accept. I dream big and work hard and sometimes it's hard for you, others and me, but if we finish, there is great satisfaction. Satisfaction doesn't come free. But one thing for sure, I will finish what I have started with or without you. Too many depend on it and many have hopes in it. We need to remember our words, our promises and our hopes we gave others and not shatter it. Sometimes we need to put our personal feelings aside and just get it done with a bang and be happy about it because in the end letting others down is not a way of life. Be kind, have integrity, don't make excuses, don't justify but just complete the works that make the dreams materialize and in the process you fulfill the dreams of many others. Others is always the key. Others and oneself are intertwined. Life is then fulfilled. That is life. Life is like that.~Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Please click on picture to see this special mantra
2 months ago
Long Manjushri mantra: Namo Manjushriye Kumara Bhutaya Bodhisattvaya Maha-sattvaya Maha-karuni-kaya Tayatha Om Aradzey Biradzey Shuddhey Bishuddhey Shodaya Bishodayey Amaley Bimaley Nirmaley Dzaya-varey Ruru-tsaley Hung Hung Hung Phet Phet Phet Soha!
2 months ago
Love is.....
2 months ago
Very powerful. Must click on picture and read and share.
2 months ago
Some people just work quietly in the background and do their best in their own way to benefit others. They don't say much but work super hard. I must say Pastor Dr. Lanse is one of them. She does not need attention, she does not complain and she does not ever create problems. She is independent and yet kind. She is our wonderful translator who works very hard to get translations of many dharma teachings into Chinese. This is just something short and sweet to let everyone know how much I appreciate Pastor Lanse and enjoy being with her work and her. Because of her and several other vital and lovely people, much practical dharma is in the Chinese speaking world. I thank Pastor Dr. Lanse from my heart. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Materialism is prevalent because the societal norms teaches people to be consumers at a young age. Buying things we don't need all to feed the ego. You can drive an expensive vehicle, but at the end of the day its still just a car. You can buy a flashy watch, but in reality all it does is tell time. People are more concerned with image and feeding their egos than being a beneficial person to society. Investing money on the outside to appear a certain way to others, yet forgetting to invest in yourself to becoming a better person. People spend their whole lives working to attain materialistic things using their accumulation of materialism to validate their existence, but when you die you can't take any of it with you. Don't let this system turn you into a vanity slave, realize you're worth much more than that. Feed your soul not your ego.-from Dr Asky (Powerful words of wisdom even from the secular point of view)
2 months ago
I love little Dharma boy.
2 months ago
Lord Tsongkhapa's holy retreat house in Tibet. Huge pilgrimage spot.
2 months ago
Lama Tsongkhapa footprint as a child
2 months ago
Kedrub Je's personal statue of Yamantaka
2 months ago
Prince Siddhartha with his maternal aunt Queen Mahaprajapati Gotami
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    2 months ago
    HH the Dalai Lama prays with HH Trijang Rinpoche and HH Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. Such a beautiful video of His Holiness Dalai Lama, His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and His Holiness Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche (Very exalted high Nyingma lama) are all praying together. In the background you see a young Kyabje Lati Rinpoche too. So beautiful. This is how it was before the ban. All the sects and high lamas were superbly harmonious. After the Dorje Shugden ban things changed for the worse. May the ban be released soon. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Nice Dorje Shugden rock painting
    3 months ago
    Nice Dorje Shugden rock painting
  • His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche teaches the truth of life and our impeding death.
    3 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche teaches the truth of life and our impeding death.
  • A kind message from Mr. Tsering Wangchuk to me. Thank you so much. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 months ago
    A kind message from Mr. Tsering Wangchuk to me. Thank you so much. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 1)
    3 months ago
    Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 1)
  • Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 2)
    3 months ago
    Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 2)
  • His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche accepts Long Life puja
    5 months ago
    His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche accepts Long Life puja
  • Dorje Shugden/Kache Marpo makes offerings to Tsem Rinpoche
    5 months ago
    Dorje Shugden/Kache Marpo makes offerings to Tsem Rinpoche
  • My good friend Justin Ripley
    5 months ago
    My good friend Justin Ripley
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    6 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
  • Bigfoot arrives!!!
    6 months ago
    Bigfoot arrives!!!
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  • Mumu Loves Snack!
    6 months ago
    Mumu Loves Snack!
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    6 months ago
    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: ~Ani Lobsang Pema
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    6 months ago
    Panchen Lama in Beijing on CCTV - China's official news. The respect and position they give His Holiness Panchen Lama is great.
  • Magical fish tank with Buddha statue
    6 months ago
    Magical fish tank with Buddha statue


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13 hours ago
Pastor Yek Yee and team blessed the factory in today Outcall puja. By Puja House 1 December '15
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Puja team did Outcall puja today for a factory. By Puja House 1 December'15
13 hours ago
Dorje Shugden puja dedicated to Sponsor who have cancer. May him able to go through the chemotherapy session with courage. By Puja House 1 December'15
13 hours ago
Gossip cutting puja performed today for sponsor's rumours to stop. By Puja House 1 December '15
18 hours ago
1 December 2015 Many interesting Updates on - New to Buddhism, the class listened intently to the teachings on the Four Noble Truths. - Pastor Antoinette
18 hours ago
1 December 2015 - What was H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche doing early in the morning while most people were sleeping? Last night at around 3:20AM, H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche visited University Hospital to do a blessing for a Kechara Paradise’s staff’s mom - Then at around 4:00AM, H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche went to a funeral wake of the mom of a Kechara member. Rinpoche’s care and compassion for others has no limit, as long as he is needed, Rinpoche will be there, no matter where and what time it is. - Pastor Antoinette
19 hours ago
Weekly double Protector Puja, Dorje Shugden & Setrap puja ( Eng. ) at Kechara House gompa led by Pastor KH Ng, 30/11/15. Lucy Yap
30 November 2015 “If one does the recitation of the Lama Tsongkhapa guru yoga prayer for even one month using one of the visualizations for great or clear or quick wisdom, one will definitely see development of that wisdom. It is proved by experience. There is no doubt that by doing the Lama Tsongkhapa guru yoga practice one can meet Lama Tsongkhapa’s teachings from life to life. And furthermore, it gives one the opportunity to be born in the pure realm of Lama Tsongkhapa, Tushita, whenever death happens.” - Pabongkha Rinpoche - Pastor Antoinette
Thank you to everyone who participated and volunteered in the food distribution. Thank you Bayview Hotel for sponsoring the food. Patsy@KSK Penang
Medical team checking blood pressure of one of the food recipients. Patsy@KSK Penang
Monday night food distribution around Little India. Patsy@KSK Penang
Setting the right motivation by reciting motivational verses before food distribution. Patsy@KSK Penang
The students were briefed before going out to the streets for distribution. Patsy@KSK Penang
A busy night at the soup kitchen. Students from USM Penang helped our volunteers to sort and pack food for distribution. Patsy@KSK Penang
Kfr before completed, road toward enlighten path. heng meng kiat
Night View of Wisdom Hall with Tsongkhapa Statue !!!! heng meng kiat
Dharmapala Setrap In Kechara House Prayer Hall. Heng Meng Kiat
FW: kechara Prayer Hall with 15 magnificent Thangkas of Lord Tsongkhapa life story !!!! heng meng kiat
kechara Prayer Hall with 15 magnificent Thangkas of Lord Tsongkhapa life story !!!!
Rinpoche Previous reincarnation statue in Ladrang, Reincarnation of High Lama show the compassionate character to benefit more people . Heng Meng Kiat
Gyenze puja did today for Sponsor for their business to bloom. By Puja House 30 November'15
Druchuma puja did for Sponsor to restored harmony for their company. By Puja House 30 November'15
Puja team did Outcall puja to Johor today to bless the new premises. By Puja House 30 November'15
In torma making session, team work together to complete the torma. Some do butter flower, some shape the torma, some color the tormas. By Puja House 30 November'15
2 days ago
Beautiful and perfect statue of Dorje Shugden at H.E.The 25th Tsem Rinpoche's pre- loved Buddhist items at Kechara House gompa souvenir shop for invite. Lucy Yap





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