Flying Vajrayogini in Patan, Nepal

Jan 28, 2011 | Views: 1,545
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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




Below are more close-up shots of Vajrayogini.

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15 Responses to Flying Vajrayogini in Patan, Nepal

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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…

  5. 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

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

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. 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.


    • 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

  12. 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!


  13. 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.

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  • tsemtulku
    (Friday, Aug 29. 2014 02:26 PM)
    Incredible Tsongkapa Retreat In Kechara:

    There are 24 persons who have just started a holy Tsongakapa retreat in Kechara. More and more people are engaging in Tsongkapa retreats, meditations, mantras, prayers and practice as they can feel the practice. Pastor PastorYek Yee kindly updated me on the retreat and Pastor Lanse conducted a Drukchoma (Kalarupa puja) for the success of the retreatants. I sincerely rejoice.
    It is wonderful to find the dharma. Then investigate and learn the dharma. Then adopt the dharma. Then adapt the dharma into our body, speech and mind and that is called practice. With practice we become familiar and it definitely becomes easier. To support our transformation (practice), retreats are necessary to increase merits to back up the transformations. Buddha Tsongkapa retreat is one of the best ways to collect merit, purify karma and help us to connect to our divinity. Help us to expunge old negative thinking and let go of pain and adopt new and wisdom filled ways of observing the happenings around us. A new way to observe that does not cause pain. As Tsongkapa is a Buddha, His practice will confer great blessings.

    Reciting his potent mantra (migtseyma) daily and consistently, making offerings to Tsongkapa and doing His meditations over time is excellent. I am very happy to hear there are 24 persons engaged in a short and blessed Tsongkapa retreat now in Kechara. Excellent news. Thank you for sharing. Tsem Rinpoche…
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Friday, Aug 29. 2014 02:04 PM)
    I love this poem His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche wrote for his root guru, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. It never fail to bring tears to my eye.
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    (Friday, Aug 29. 2014 02:01 PM)
    When we have one or two persons who brave releasing samsara and become ordained and become monks or nuns, then it will inspire others. When the sangha behave according to dharma, it will inspire many other people to take ordination also. Tsem Rinpoche

    Today another Kecharian has shaved the head and preparing for ordination as a full sangha.

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    Am really cannot imagine this is still happening in Australia, “Cage Egg System” has already been banned in many countries. I will share this in FB, share it to my friends.I am sure there must be a more systematic way than this “Cage Egg System”.
  • tsemtulku
    (Wednesday, Aug 27. 2014 08:59 PM)
    I get thanks and appreciations very often from people all around the world for our blog here. Majority of the people I do not have the pleasure to know who they are. Yet they write in always. They read and leave comments. We get now between 100,000 to 120,000 views per month now on the blog I am told and it is consistent ever month. I am AMAZED, HUMBLED AND HAPPY. I am glad so many around the world learn and benefit from this blog. I got two messages today. One from Penang and one from Italy thanking me for the blog and how much they learn from this blog and how much they appreciate it. It makes all the hard work worth it. Wonderful. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Pastor Jay Jae
    (Wednesday, Aug 27. 2014 04:38 PM)
    RARE and precious pictures of His Holiness Kyabje Zong Dorje Chang. Without Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, we won’t be blessed with such a mighty Guru such as HE Tsem Rinpoche today. Brace yourselves and be showered with the rain of Kyabje Zong Rinpoche here:
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Tuesday, Aug 26. 2014 06:21 PM)
    Dear friends, I just posted this on our LINEAGE lamas and how we should cultivate our attitude toward our lamas for successful practice: Tsem Rinpoche
    yesterday. (copied from Photo on the Go at
  • tsemtulku
    (Tuesday, Aug 26. 2014 07:54 AM)
    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s biography has been posted here finally. Pastors David, Niral, Jean Ai and Seng Piow worked for long hours into the wee hours of the morning to get it done. I have been wanting to compile one from various sources for the longest time and add the beautiful pictures, but I hadn’t gotten around to it. I asked the four Pastors to do so last night and they were here till 6AM completing it. Then I added the finishing touches and finally finished around 8AM. It’s important to read the biography to understand this great master and why he has affected me and thousands so deeply and the lineage I belong to. To understand a teacher is to understand their guru. To understand a lineage is through the biographies of the great masters of the lineage. It is a blessing to read: Tsem Rinpoche
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    (Tuesday, Aug 26. 2014 07:25 AM)
    Easy and Effective – The practice of Tsongkhapa. Go to the link to read a beautiful prayer invoking the blessings of Lama Tsongkhapa, one of my favorite prayers!
  • tsemtulku
    (Monday, Aug 25. 2014 11:36 PM)
    We spent around 5 hours blogging about H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s biography. Take a look:—- For further interesting posts and pictures on Zong Rinpoche, click here:…/cate…/kyabje-zong-rinpoche
  • tsemtulku
    (Monday, Aug 25. 2014 08:18 PM)
    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s teachings.

    Death, Rebirth & Intermediate –

    Developing Compassion –

    Emptiness & Advice –

    General Teaching at TDL, Los Angeles, California –

    General Teaching in Hotchkiss, Colorado –

    Heart Sutra (Short Commentary) –

    Three Principle Paths –

    Commentary of The Hundreds Deities of the Land of Joy (Part 1 of 3, Requires Initiation) –

    Commentary of The Hundreds Deities of the Land of Joy (Part 2 of 3, Requires Initiation) –

    Commentary of The Hundreds Deities of the Land of Joy (Part 3 of 3, Requires Initiation) –

    Lama Chopa Commentary (Part 1 of 5, Requires Initiation) –

    Lama Chopa Commentary (Part 2 of 5, Requires Initiation) –

    Lama Chopa Commentary (Part 3 of 5, Requires Initiation) –

    Lama Chopa Commentary (Part 4 of 5, Requires Initiation) –
    Lama Chopa Commentary (Part 5 of 5, Requires Initiation) –

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    Cittamani Tara (Part 1 of 4, Requires Initiation) –

    Cittamani Tara (Part 2 of 4, Requires Initiation) –

    Cittamani Tara (Part 3 of 4, Requires Initiation) –

    Cittamani Tara (Part 4 of 4, Requires Initiation) –

    Chod Initiation (Requires Initiation) –

    Chod Practice (Requires Initiation) –

    Chod Commentary (Requires Initiation) –
    Chanting Chod Tsog & Story of Pilgrimage in Tibet (Requires Initiation) –
  • tsemtulku
    (Monday, Aug 25. 2014 08:15 PM)
    To Your Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, The work, practices and assignments you have given me are REALLY HARD AND NEAR IMPOSSIBLE TO DO. I decided to let go of my attachments, silly samsaric expectations and selfish reasonings and suddenly your instructions became so much easier for me to follow through and carry out. Until the end of my life, I will carry out your instructions my precious guru. Your instructions are much better than the ‘instructions’ given to me by my parents, peers, friends, elders and many people I met along the way. I know I will not heed what they say but will follow what you say all the way. I look at your qualities and the way you lived your life and I know your advice is correct. I just let go of my attachments and it becomes easier. I love you Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. Your humble and ridiculous student, Tsem Rinpoche
  • tsemtulku
    (Monday, Aug 25. 2014 07:33 PM)
    We cannot disparage our own guru. Or no attainments will ever arise no matter how ‘diligent’ we are in our meditations. We can recite billions of mantras, but if we disparage our guru, then no sign of achievements will be obtained according to Ashvagosha in 50 Verses of Guru Devotion. If others disparage one’s guru, one is to stay firm. They also create heavy negative karma equal to destroying the dharma. Because when they disparage, they destroy the practice of many weak minded persons who had faith in their guru. Also by disparaging, we slow down the work of a true guru. The work could have benefitted many more beings. The best is to be silent if we are practitioners. People who give up their guru and go to another guru will never gain attainments also according to Pandit Ashvagosha.~Tsem Rinpoche
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Monday, Aug 25. 2014 07:16 PM)
    Keng Tan: Thank you Rinpoche for these tremendously beautiful write-up and photos of the illustrious masters. Indeed although the Buddha passed on The Truth Teachings, it is the living illustrious masters such as HE Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, that a student must pay utmost reverence. I read once that once Naropa manifested the mandala of Heruka and asked his disciple Marpa who he should prostrate first. Marpa prostrated to the mandala of Heruka first. Naropa said that was a mistake as He, Naropa, was the One who manifested it. As a consequence, Naropa predicted the lineage would not pass through the veins of Marpa’s family. The message being, one’s devotion to one’s Guru must be strong for one’s dharma to grow, for the blessings of the deities to be with one. And one should Never disparage one’s Guru. Thank you for being my/our family’s Guru. (shared by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche on

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Beautiful outdoor large Lord Buddha in Bhutan.
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Kalarupa thangka sent to me by Pastor JJ. Thank you so much.
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Great Buddha Tsongkapa.
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If everyone can realize this would eliminate so many problems.
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If my endurance of so much suffering these past years have benefitted you and took some away from you, then it was not in vain and I am content and I would take more.~Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
A sketch by a eye witness in California-1987
2 months ago
Existing is not true existence but mere labelling because the causes removed, we are empty.~Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
People from different parts of the world who have no prior obvious connections can connect to do dharma together. This is wonderful because what we did in the past together can manifest in the present again to continue where we left off. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 months ago
ELEPHANT WEEPS AFTER RESCUE: A 50-year-old elephant that had spent much of his life shackled in chains, wept when he was finally freed from captivity. "Raju" had tears streaming down his face, as wildlife rescuers released him. SHARE this amazing story. -Details of Raju's rescue:
2 months ago
This is profound and the secrets to our success or failure. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Are you the sign of the pig? Do you want to know more about yourself? It would be interesting:
2 months ago
Vegetables harvested from our garden in our USA residence today...nice. TR
2 months ago
See who are in these nice pictures and how they are connected to me please....I just posted the Gratitude series take a look: See:
2 months ago
2 months ago
Having a healthy strong body is important so we can take care of the people and animals around us, to do our dharma practice and to be able to contribute to society. Practices like Je Tsongkapa and Amitayus are very helpful for extending our life energies and healing from within. I spoke about it:
2 months ago
There are over 75,182 views of this post already! It's on horoscopes and how compatible you are with someone or not compatible and why. Perhaps it would be good to understand why someone so close could have or not have conflicts with you. Find out about yourself and understand your character:
2 months ago
Dear friends, This is a very good documentary on bigfoot. It is very scientific and examines a new footage of a bigfoot running very fast. Examines and gives you reasons why this cannot be a man or a person in a suit..very nice. I've not seen this one before. -
2 months ago
Please click and enlarge the picture. This is something I strongly feel. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
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  • Rescuing dog in LA river
    Rescuing dog in LA river
    20 hours ago
  • This is a very inspiring video by Jim Carrey you must see
    This is a very inspiring video by Jim Carrey you must see
    1 week ago
  • Dalai Lama watching TV
    Dalai Lama watching TV
    2 weeks ago
  • Dog with a heart of Gold
    Dog with a heart of Gold
    2 weeks ago
  • 14th Dalai Lama with Mrs.Indira Gandhi , Delhi INDIA 1966
    14th Dalai Lama with Mrs.Indira Gandhi , Delhi INDIA 1966
    3 months ago
  • The Girl Who Couldn't Cry - Water is Life
    The Girl Who Couldn't Cry - Water is Life
    It's really hard to educate a generation of people born in conditions where they take things for granted. A simple slogan campaign that says, "Save water, It's precious" isn't sticky enough to make inroads. That's exactly where this video steps in: to make people realize how precious water actually is. A brilliant video that follows the heartbreaking story of a young girl that cannot cry. Sounds like fiction? Sadly, it is not.
    3 months ago
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    Dear everyone, All sentient beings deserve to live, be happy and not hurt, including animals. We should never hurt them or eat them. Look how much this chicken welcomes a hug and love. Observe carefully. Don't eat beings who can feel pain because the karma comes back. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 months ago
  • The appreciation shown here is so deep and touching.
    The appreciation shown here is so deep and touching.
    Dear friends, See this incredible video. This chimp was found in captivity for many years. Dr Jane Goodall released him into the wild. Look how he comes back to thank her with deep apprecition. It's amazing. Animals have such strong feelings of pain and happiness just like us. We should never hurt them and share with others to not hurt them. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 months ago
  • Aki drinking some water in the aviary
    Aki drinking some water in the aviary
    Aki is a rescued bird, he now lives in Kechara Forest Retreat Aviary
    6 months ago
  • Jamyang enjoying some fresh corn
    Jamyang enjoying some fresh corn
    Jamyang is one of our rescue birds that live in Kechara Forest Retreat Aviary
    6 months ago
  • The Cute Mumus Practising Dog Orchestra at Kechara Forest Retreat
    The Cute Mumus Practising Dog Orchestra at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Today the Mumus (dogs) decided to do a dog orchestra rehearsal together with the Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) dogs.
    6 months ago
  • Incredible footage you must see!
    Incredible footage you must see!
    7 months ago
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    Gongkar is our new bird for Kechara Forest Retreat's aviary. Gongkar never had friends and the original owner could not bring him to his destination. Now he is with us and assimilating in his cage within the aviary for a few weeks then released into aviary. Look at how much he wants attention from the other birds. Cute. Tsem Rinpoche
    10 months ago
  • Mumu, Oser and Dharma running and having a good time. I love seeing them playing. Tsem Rinpoche
    Mumu, Oser and Dharma running and having a good time. I love seeing them playing. Tsem Rinpoche
    10 months ago
  • Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    11 months ago
  • Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
    Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
    12 months ago
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    Dechog our cockatoo at Kechara Forest Retreat grabbing long beans which he loves. Nice bird. We love him. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
  • The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
    The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
    1 years ago
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    17 May 2013, heavy rain at Kechara Forest Retreat from 7am-8am (1 hour). Water overflowed the existing drain and also opened up a much wider new "route" for itself.
    1 years ago
  • Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
    Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
    1 years ago
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    Dato' Ruby won the Bella Awards!
    1 years ago
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    This is a wonderful video for Moh Mei because she is sleeping in the KECHARA FOREST RETREAT CONTAINERS all alone...ehehehhehe...this is a new friend to keep her company....tsem rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
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    Answer to Jo
    2 yearss ago
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    The 2 tortoises in Tsem Ladrang, Kadro and Menlha are enjoying their fresh veggie meal.
    2 yearss ago
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    Organic vegetables at Kechara Forest Retreat
    2 yearss ago
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    This is Dorje our friendly fish that lives with us. He captured my attention the first time because he was exceptionally friendly. TR
    2 yearss ago
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    Mumus go bye bye!!!
    2 yearss ago
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    SP's mom said that she is from Penang. This is her first trip to bodhgaya, and she truly finds bodhgaya is very holy and spiritual.
    2 yearss ago
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    Very touching video...Buddha said it was very important to visit the four holy places associated with Him before our deaths. Remembering this, I had instructed Paul to take this senior group to Bodhgaya and make sure they are able to plant imprints. When this life of 'fun', money, parties and socials are over, we cannot leave empty handed. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
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    Our two rescued tortoises who live at Tsem Ladrang happily and will be transferred to Kechara Forest Retreat where they will have much more space to roam and run. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago


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New program is going on in KFR. Guess what is Pastor Chia doing? Hehe.. Julia@KFR
5 hours ago
在生命中毫无成就的孩子,也就是那群不会事奉他们父母亲的孩子。他们的表现反映了本性和自私的程度有多深。 ~詹杜固仁波切 From: June Tang (Khjb)
8 hours ago
残酷的行为让你被唾弃、讨厌及回避。你不该承受这样的对待,也勿制造这样的因。治愈他人的同时治愈自己。 ~詹杜固仁波切 From: June Tang (Khjb)
8 hours ago
Win a Manjushri? Dear friends, I came across this article and video and it really broke my heart. I wish so much to share this with you. Please don’t say you find it hard to watch if you are taking meat or such. I am not criticizing you, just trying to create awareness. What happens to animals really touches my heart and affects me very much. Please read through the article and watch the video a few times. I am holding a contest to create awareness of this situation. ~Tsem Rinpoche Or view the video on the server at: From: June Tang (Khjb)
8 hours ago
Some children are wiser than adults. ~ Lama Yeshe _Hee TS
8 hours ago
Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them. ~ Albert Einstein _Hee TS
8 hours ago
True compassion is possible if we put an effort into developing it.~H.E.Tsem Rinpoche_Hee TS
8 hours ago
CHALLENGE YOURSELF to go beyond your comfort zone. When you do that, it is actually an attainments. (Sourced from 108 ways to grab my APPLES from Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, conceptualised by Sharon Saw)_PB
11 hours ago
Tsongkhapa Retreat participants were circumambulating Widsom Hall and Vajrayogini Stupa at KFR_PB
12 hours ago
24 persons entering Tsongkapa retreat as a group in Kechara_PB
12 hours ago
By circumambulate The Vajra Yogini Stupa & around Wisdom Hall. Mark the begin of Lama Tsongkhapa Retreat for 24 retreatants at Kechara Forest Retreat.
17 hours ago
Giving is a virtue to be practised continuously. Pastor JJ generously giving Matthew a Tsongkhapa statue to encourage him on his practise. - Carmen
18 hours ago
Ready for Tsongkhapa Retreat , 3days 2 nights at Kechara Forest Retreat
22 hours ago
Mr Khor sending his regular donation of provisions to our soup kitchen today. Justin@KSK
如果我这辈子只活到80岁,那首20年就是决定我接下来60年要活得好还是不好的关键。但如果你知道这80年一次的生命,犹如海洋里的一滴水,而你还是必须不断地经历轮回,那所谓的20年真的就是形成或者设好你一生的一辈子吗?事实上,生命中的每一年都是这辈子及下辈子形成的关键。 ~詹杜固仁波切 From: June Tang (Khjb)


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