Flying Vajrayogini in Patan, Nepal

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My students and friends have been in Kathmandu (Nepal) on a pilgrimage. JP (Head liaison of Tsem Ladrang) is leading a group of 7 people, where for 4 of them it is their first time to Nepal. Together with him is Adrian, Phoebe, William (from Penang study group), Wee Liang (Kechara House member), Jace (Producer of Kechara In Motion), Jean Mei (personal assistant blogger), Christine and Lina (both from Shanghai).

Today they went to a very holy site called Mahabuddha (also pronounced and can be spelt as Mahabouddha) which is located in Patan (a district in Kathmandu). There stands a very tall stupa, which is totally hidden from the main streets as it is covered by the surrounding residential, town buildings. The temple is modeled after the Mahabouddha Temple in Bodhgaya, India, where Buddha Shakyamuni gained enlightenment.

The temple structure is such that one would walk through the doors into a courtyard where there is a stupa surrounded by buildings. It’s quite a small courtyard as the stupa is quite big, so in order to see the other Buddha statues on one of the many levels of the stupa, you would have to go into the surrounding buildings to the 1st or 2nd floor and look out of the window.

What most pilgrims or visitors don’t know is that there is actually a Vajrayogini chapel in one of those buildings!!

My students and friends on pilgrimage in Nepal were lucky enough to visit the VERY very holy Vajrayogini chapel. The chapel has been taken care of by a family from generation to generation..for many, many years. They never allow the public to enter, only serious practitioners and sangha members are allowed inside.

Inside the chapel is a flying Vajrayogini statue enshrined in a room. With the help of a translator, the caretaker told my students and friends that the statue has been there for 545 years. He elaborated to say that there was an old lady who had come to Mahabuddha temple. Upon arrival, she told the people that Vajrayogini resided there, and that they should build a Vajrayogini chapel.

At that time, the temple was very unstable and in quite a bad shape. The people had wanted to rebuild the temple, but the old lady told them that they did not need to, that it would be ok. Mahabuddha was ok after her chapel was built inside.

This was told to my students and friends by the caretaker himself…where his father was the caretaker…and his father was the caretaker etc.

It has never been allowed to ever take a photo of this sacred and very holy statue, but my students were very lucky enough to be able to take them!! So here I am to share this with all of you.

Tsem Rinpoche

Vajrayogini’s sacred chapel

 

My students and friends offered butterlamp offerings to Vajrayogini

 

Close-up shot of Vajrayogini

 

Vajrayogini

 

Below are more close-up shots of Vajrayogini.


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  2. Sheryl KH (JB) on Jul 23, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Thank you Rinpohe for sharing these sacred pictures here. I feel blessed even just by looking at these pictures. I believe being there physically will give any person a powerful impression of Vajrayogini (VY).

    A BIG THANK YOU to the team as well for I believe there may have been some efforts spent before they were allowed to take pictures.

    I just step onto the path of spirituality, but I know through reading that one can control his/her rebirth if he/she does practices on VY. Practices on VY can be so powerful!

    I have always like travelling, it always gives me chances to see how diverse our world is. I would love to have a time when I can be on a pilgrimage tour. I believe it will be a journey that will give both a powerful as well as an enriching experience for my spiritual practices.

  3. Christine Shanghai on Jul 11, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you Rinpoche for the kind words.I shall do exactly as Rinpoche said. I am aware that sometime I slip, but I’ll just stand up again. We will make it happen in Shanghai. It will be a reality rather than only a hope!

    Love,
    Christine

  4. Christine Shanghai on Jul 8, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    The trip to Nepal was one of the best trips I ever had. Before that, I never liked traveling with big groups (more than 4 people); I never liked visiting temples (especially when there are many people in it). Then I had this trip with a group of kind, patient & fun people and visiting temples Every Day!!! And I was happy every moment. I was VERY lucky to see all these holy chapels.

    A lot of things have changed since I met Rinpoche last November. I am a member of Kechara now; I am a Buddhist now; I am still not a strict vegetarian but I don’t cook or order meat dishes as before. And I am happy and content with my life because I know how to make it meaningful- To help others find their happiness in their lives.

    Love,
    Christine

    • tsemtulku on Jul 8, 2011 at 3:35 pm

      Dear Christine, What a beautiful comment you left. The comment is from your heart and real. I like it very much. You have just started on your spiritual journey. You have so much to learn and understand in the future that will quench your thirsty intelligence. You are very intelligent for sure. You use your intelligence for something higher and that is beautiful. I am very happy for you. I wish you to please go all the way with your spiritual practice. And bring it to many in Shanghai. Sacrifice yourself for the many. Sacrifice means to work for others tirelessly. It is the purpose of life. Tsem Rinpoche

  5. Ani Kunzang on Jun 7, 2011 at 2:01 am

    Rinpoche, no words to say thank you for enabling us to enter this holy sanctum with you. We are blessed to behold this sacred vision in our hearts. My gratitude also to your students who had the merit to make this pilgrimage, and honour Vajrayogini with prayers and beautiful offerings. May all their aspirations be fulfilled

  6. Yee Ling on Jun 6, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Thank you for sharing these pictures. We are so lucky to even look at these pictures of the beautiful Holy Lady, Vajroyogini. I hope that one day when I visit Nepal I will have the merits to visit this wonderful chapel and make an offering to the Red Lady herself.

  7. Shirley Maya Tan on Jun 6, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    This is the VY chapel that I missed visiting in my first trip to Kathmandu in April 2009. I really want to go and pay my respects to the Flying VY statue in Patan. She is so glorious in every way. Thank you so much for sharing this precious photos here, Rinpoche. I feel most fortunate just to be able to view them all.

    With folded hands

  8. Anila on Feb 25, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    When I met Rinpoche in 1992 he introduced me to Vajrayogini which was the normal Vajrayogini that we see. I didn’t know there were so many version of Vajrayogini. Then during one of my trips to visit Rinpoche there happen to be a Vajrayogini Initiation. Rinpoche was so kind to encourage us and have teachings translated into English and explained to us. All I knew there was only one type of Vajrayogini. I was surprised when Paul of Kechara discovery came up with the Vajrayogini coffee table book and there was so many types of Vajrayogini. I am sure it has broadened the knowledge of people about the various types of Vajrayogini.

  9. Lars on Feb 20, 2011 at 5:30 am

    Beautiful/powerful/serene, thank you so much for sharing this photos!

  10. anil dangoal on Feb 20, 2011 at 2:27 am

    hi dear rimpoche guru thanks to share about our flying bajrayogini im from the patan its different city from the distric called lalitpur not kathmandu its the city of art i am a guy of this place

  11. Gabriel Mata on Feb 14, 2011 at 5:47 am

    Simply stunning and glorious Vajra Queen in all Her splendor!!! Thank you for posting such rare images!!! You guys have done it again…

  12. Koh Hee Peng on Feb 7, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, thank you for sharing with us the holy picture of the sacred Vajrayogini statue. Thank you very much!

  13. henry lai on Jan 31, 2011 at 3:16 am

    Dakini is rendered khandroma which means ‘she who traverses the sky’ or ‘she who moves in space’. To me, presentation is very important. A female embodiment of enlightened energy in space got to be a female Guru who travel a lot by airplane from place to place to teach the Dharma or to delivery a message of enlightenment. So, what is her image in your mind.

  14. ck liew on Jan 28, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Woh…. Amazing ! ! So lucky to have see this now. Tantric Buddhism is really unique from other form / schools of Buddhism as i see it. But was wondering why even certain images or statues of Buddhas or Dakinis be kept secret and not shown to others. Its higher practices are kept secret is understandable but why even the images ? ? Just curious. I think Lord Sakyamuni would have been very fond if everyone sees it so that connection can be made in this life or future life’s.

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Very nice picture. Keep as screensaver. It is our stupa at Kechara Forest Retreat.
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Whatever picture you see on the feet is the internal organ you benefit when press on that area. This is Chinese reflexology. TR
4 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
4 weeks ago
There is no photo-shopping at all. Look at what is in the sky. TR
4 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
4 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
1 month ago
Duo Bao Jiang Si Monastery in China. Beautiful.
1 month ago
Tsem Rinpoche's immediate previous incarnation. Kentrul Thupten Lamsang of Phari.
1 month 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.
1 month ago
Beautiful Buddha image and strong message.
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    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang chants the prayer of Dorje Shugden
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All the dharma sisters&brothers are concentrated & focus in answering today's blog chat topic "What are pikas about...do take a good read..." at Kechara Lounge. We believed that learn more and share more are the good actions especially for dharma sharing in benefiting others. Alice Tay
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From wedding blessings to being a Kechara member, thank you for embarking your dharma journey in such a beautiful way! Pastor Adeline
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This 18" principle form of Dorje Shugden riding on a powerful snow lion the King of celestial beasts representing He has overcome all obscurations and four maras and is fully enlightened available now on http://www.vajrasecrets.com! Pastor Adeline
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Beautifully crafted 18" Shitzey Dorje Shugden available now at http://www.vajrasecrets.com! This form represents firmness and strength, helps us to heal, overcome diseases, placate anger and dangerous environmental situations. Pastor Adeline
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Dorje Shugden Wangzey helps to overcome insecurities, fears and difficult situations. This pendant is available now on http://www.vajrasecrets.com! Pastor Adeline
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We harvested our first batch of radish in Kechara Forest Retreat! We are opened to public every second Saturday of the month. See you there! Pastor Adeline
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Latest design and beautiful Dorje Shugden pendants available now at http://www.vajrasecrets.com Lucy Yap
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Altar set up for Gyabshi puja. By Puja House 4 September'15
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This torma were decorate by butter Flower. By Puja House 4 September'15
18 hours ago
Namgyalma, one of the three supreme Buddhas of Long Life,(the other two are White Tara and Amitayus) .
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Dorje Shugden Puja did at Puja House today for Sponsor's beloved who suffering critical illness. By Puja House 4 September'15
yesterday
Buddha is everywhere. Just look inside Yourself.Tsem Rinpoche.-Wee KPVH
yesterday
死亡是人生必經的旅程。當死亡來臨的時候,因為我們生前沒做好準備,所以就會不知所措。此時此刻家人可以為我們做的一切是非常重要的。針對此問題,尊貴的詹杜固仁波切分享了一個既實際,又有用的方法,讓我們可以為往生者做最後的善行,引導他們往善趣投生,所以這是一篇必讀的文章哦!阿尼洛桑杰舜 - Jacky KPVH
yesterday
Bentong Bulletin has published about Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) in Bentong as a developed and good place for leisure travel and also religious practice. There is an open day of KFR from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at every Saturday of second week of the month as notified Pastor Chia in the newspaper. Alice Tay
yesterday
Recently, China Press has published about Kechara Sunday Dharma Class (KSDS) to urge that the kids learning dharma since young is good for them to become patient and tolerance in their future life. Alice Tay
yesterday
This morning Sponsor sponsored Menlha Puja for her pet passed away 7th day. By Puja House 4 September '15
yesterday
The More We Share,The More We Have. Leonard Nimoy.Asyley Chia KSDS
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Pastor Adeline introducing Dorje Shugden to visitors in front of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen during KFR tour. Her compassion has framing serenity atmosphere around us. KwaiYee, KSDS.
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绿度母是集诸佛菩萨事业,功德的本尊~~ Kosa KPVH
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它不会道谢,不会给予任何回报,仁波切却给予最大的慈悲…… JJ KPVH
2 days ago
Jacky Lee happily posing with the statue that he won during the blog chat. - vinnie
2 days ago
What is really going on here? Can anyone tell? Pastor Adeline
2 days ago
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