An Age of Restoration

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The Yong He Gong Lama Temple, also known as the ‘Palace of Peace and Harmony Lama Temple’, is a temple and monastery of the Gelug (Yellow Hat) School of Tibetan Buddhism. It is located in the North-Eastern central part of Beijing.

Yong He Gong was built in the 33rd year during the reign of Emperor Kang Xi (1694). It was built as the residence for his 4th son, Prince Yong Zheng. In 1722, Prince Yong Zheng ascended to the throne and moved to the Forbidden City. However, he still had great affection towards the mansion as he had been living there for 30 years. In his third year of reign, Emperor Yong Zheng upgraded it and named the mansion to Yong He Gong.

In 1735, Emperor Yong Zheng passed away and his body was temporarily kept there. After his passing, Emperor Qian Long ascended to the throne. In his 9th year of reign he followed his mother’s instructions, took into consideration his father’s belief in Buddhism and he rebuilt the major halls into Buddhist ones, transforming it into a Tibetan Buddhist temple!

In the Falun Hall, also known as the Great Hall of Scriptures, sits a grand 6 metre statue of the founder of the Gelugpa school, Lama Tsongkhapa. Below is an article on the restoration of Lama Tsongkhapa in the heart of Beijing, China. Take a look at how they restore the gold painting on the beautiful Lama Tsongkhapa. Very nice restoration of something culturally very important to the Chinese nation.

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An age of restoration

2012-08-28 08:51 China Daily | Web Editor: Wang Fan

 

Ancients skills are being lost as beauty of cultural artifacts fades away

Tsongkhapa (1357-1419), Tibetan religious leader and founder of the Gelugpa school. The 6-meter-high statue of the Buddha in Falun Hall, at the Yonghegong Lama Temple in Beijing, was built in 1924, at the cost of 20,000 silver coins. Each silver coin would be roughly equal to 40 yuan ($6.30) today. [Photo/China Daily]

Liu Yuming, 77, is on the road again, traveling to one of the many Buddhist temples in northern China. One of the few restoration masters in the country, Liu is visiting the temple to help preserve its cultural relics.

He has restored hundreds of cultural artifacts, and worked on pieces in important heritage sites, such as the Summer Palace and the Yonghegong Lama Temple in Beijing.

“When the master Lama in the Yonghegong Lama Temple wanted to repair its famous Buddha statues more than 10 years ago, I was the only one willing to work on them. No one else wanted to work on such valuable artifacts,” Liu said.

It is not only the statues in temples that are in need of care and attention. Half of the nation’s 30 million museum items are damaged or their condition is deteriorating, according to the State Administration of Cultural Heritage.

Yet despite the huge number of cultural relics that need restoration work, there are few qualified restorers and conservation technicians available.

 

Lack of talent

“Many countries with a rich legacy of cultural relics are already engaging in preventive conservation, but we are still struggling with rescue conservation,” said He Haiping, deputy director of restoration and repairing at the Capital Museum in Beijing, “Even though we have made great progress there is still a long way to go.”

Restoration only receives about 5 percent of the operating expenses of a museum and nearly half of museums across the country do not have a crew of professional full-time restoration technicians, according to Song Xinchao, vice-director of the State Administration of Cultural Heritage.

Before 2000, the Capital Museum had only four restoration technicians. Today, there are 40. Nationwide there are around 2,000 at 3,415 museums, both private and public, according to the administration.

But among the 2,000 technicians only 300 or 500 can actually do restoration and conservation work, said Zhan Changfa, the director of the restoration and training center at the Chinese Academy of Cultural Heritage. “There are not that many in the frontline of the profession.”

The central government has said it will invest 12 billion yuan ($1.89 billion) on restoring and conserving the nation’s cultural relics in 2012, according to Zhan. “But even if the government has the will to spend the money, few museums or cultural organizations can do restoration projects, because there is a lack of people that are capable of doing the work.”

Few young people choose restoration work as a profession as it is not a glamorous or high profile career. Restoring a cultural relic attracts less attention than publishing a research paper, said Zhan.

“It’s not very often that young people choose restoration work as their first job, never mind as a lifelong career. Every year, about one-third of graduates from the related departments choose other walks of life.”

 

For love not money

The smell of old paper and fermented-flour glue floats in the air of the corridor leading to the painting restoration department on the seventh floor of the Capital Museum.

Five or six young people stand in a room smaller than a volleyball court. Lou Pengzhu, senior master and director of painting restoration at the Capital Museum, sits watching them working.

“Personal interest is the most important thing in this profession,” she said. “Young talent with high degrees don’t want to do jobs like this,”

Although some young people have great potential there are not enough funds to recruit them officially, which means they can only earn a little more than 1,000 yuan a month as “unofficial employees”, according to Lou.

“All of her 14 fellow students intend to work in either private museums or specialist workshops offering restoration services. Restoration work consumes a great deal of time and energy,” said Zhang Zhaoxin, an intern at the Capital Museum.

“There are many areas that need to be studied, such as chemistry and the usage of materials. But I do it because I love the work.”

 

Modern conservation

Liu Yuming recalled how delicate and detailed the repair work used to be and the skills of the older generation of craftsmen.

“Now some of our skills seem to have fallen behind other regions,” he said.

Traditionally, the skills would have been passed on from the master to the disciple, and for the disciple to become a master craftsman in turn would have required years of experience.

Today’s restoration technicians have the help of machines so they don’t have to learn through the techniques and skills to the same extent.

“Machines can do better job in grinding the gold foil into even finer gold powder which can make the gold mud glow really beautiful,” said Liu.

Restoration work is even becoming high-tech. The Capital Museum, for example, has started employing nanotechnology in a bid to make the restorations last longer.

“But there is still a gap between high technology development and pragmatic use,” said Ma Yan, a member of the museum’s painting restoration department.

 

Images on the process of restoration

Source: http://www.ecns.cn/2012/08-28/23639.shtml

 

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  1. Stella Cheang on Jan 10, 2018 at 11:55 am

    This is truly amazing! To see refined and delication in the rescue conservation work on Lama Tsongkhapa statue in Yong He Gong (Lama Tsongkhapa temple in Beijing). Fortunately, thanks to modern technology, the restoration work can rely on nanotechnology to give a finer finishing, even though there is still gap between technology and pragmatic usage. Thank you for this insightful sharing.

  2. Fong on Mar 24, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    Yonghegong temple is not on the imperial temple but was an imperial palace to the grandson of Emperor Kangxi. It is no wonder that it houses such precious artifacts. It must also be the influence of Changkya Rolpe Chang, the previous incarnation line of Pabongka Rinpoche that it became a Buddhist temple in the Tibetan Gelug school tradition.

    THe Emperors Kangxi and Qianlong had close ties with Changkya Rolpe Chang. https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/changkya-rolpe-dorje.html

    It is heartening to know that this beautiful temple with it’s precious works will be restored and preserved for future generations to come. History is history and we cannot deny that at a certain point in time, Tibet and China were close allies.

  3. Anne Ong on Mar 21, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing on the huge Lama Tsongkhapa temple! It’s really huge.To restored a statue is not an easy task. It needs a lot of skill, passion and patient. Took a lot of afford to do it too. The Yonghe Gong’a Lama Tsongkhapa was so nicely restored, very fine and no wrinkled seen. So blessed to see this Lama Tsongkhapa statue._/\_

  4. freon on Jun 8, 2016 at 2:43 am

    To restored a statue is not an easy task. It needs a lot of skill, passion and patient. Took a lot of afford to do it too. The Yonghe Gong’a Lama Tsongkhapa was so nicely restored, very fine and no wrinkled seen.

    The technic of restored an statue is fully on workmanship. Although, as per the article said that there is machine to do so.

    To offer Gold to Buddha’s statue create tremendous merit. For the people who look at the Buddha, they too get the great blessing as the beauty of the Buddha could imprint their mind.

    I have opportunity to visit Lama Tsongkhapa at Yonghe Gong. It is so beautiful to look at and it make me feel the joy by looking at the beautiful Lama Tsongkhapa. I felt it is a real person sitting there.

  5. Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai on Feb 22, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    I’ve read before about other historic monuments in other countries that were not treated with as much care, and so they later fell apart. I’ve also read about how using natural materials, especially for minerals for colouring and paints, results in a much more vivid and vibrant pigmentation. In this case, the level of detail in ensuring that the restoration works are historically accurate and authentic is incredible. In China’s recent history, many of these places were destroyed due to the few who did not know how to appreciate their country’s rich history and culture. So there is reason to rejoice in the level of investment the Chinese leadership now puts into restoring Tibetan temples and monasteries. In some cases, I’ve read that up to US$60mil has been earmarked for the restoration of particular monastic institutions. This is far more than the Tibetan leadership can ever hope to raise.

    Knowing this, it would be more logical for the Tibetan leadership to applaud and encourage the Chinese leadership towards increasing the level of investment that they direct towards preserving Tibetan Buddhist monastic institutions, and pilgrimage and historic sites. After all, isn’t that what the Tibetan leadership tries to do with their Tibet Houses around the world? Well, if someone else is going to do the work AND pay for it (especially at a level you will never be able to accomplish yourself), why not encourage them to continue doing so?

    By the way, Yong He Gong Temple was built by one of Rinpoche’s previous incarnations as the Emperor Kangxi who was known for his great Dharma deeds throughout China, Tibet and Mongolia. He is remembered as one of the most benevolent emperors whose reign saw strides in technology, scholarship, learning and progress throughout the kingdom. You can read more about it here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/emperor-kangxi-%E5%BA%B7%E7%86%99%E7%9A%87%E5%B8%9D.html

  6. Wylfred Ng on Oct 24, 2013 at 12:06 am

    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing.
    It is glad to see that Chinese Government had put in effort to restore the Lama Tsongkhapa Statue in Yong He Gong.

    In fact, many country also facing the same problem in restoring the artifact, including Malaysia.

    I hope that the cultural and religious artifact will be preserve well so that the next generation still have chance to see the original artwork.

  7. Darren Kechara Paradise on May 10, 2013 at 2:46 am

    Thank you for the sharing on the huge Lama Tsongkhapa temple! It’s really huge, i believe many will benefited from such huge in Beijing. That was also a massive gold foil used for the restoration.

  8. Soon Huat on May 7, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    Thank You Rinpoche for sharing this article. This is very beautiful statue of Lama Tsongkhapa, I really love it. I also invited one small Lama Tsongkhapa statue home, I worship to it everyday. I found peace by chanting Yoga Guru. Thank You Rinpoche.

    Talented statue restoration master is hard to find now. Wish we can nurture and train more talented Master from Kechara in future:).

  9. Wan Wai Meng on May 2, 2013 at 12:43 am

    Lama Tsongkhapa’s practice was a secret and tremendously powerful practice which was why it wasn’t made readily available to the Chinese public. Nevertheless it is inspiring to know that the Chinese wants to preserve Buddhist Treasures.

  10. uncle eddie on Apr 25, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    Liu Yuming,77, one of the few restoration masters of China’s Cultural Relics, helps preserved and provide restoration works to the hunreds of cultural artifacts, which no one else wanted to work on such valuable artifacts. Liu was also given the task to work on Yongegong Lama Temple’s famous statues more than 10 years ago. According to the state administration of cultural heritage, half of the nation’s 30 million museum items in China are in a damaged and deterioting condition and needed rstoration works, but there are a few qualified restorers and conservation technicians available. Natonwide, amongst the availability of the 2,000 technicians only 300 to 500 can actually do the restoration and conservation works. China indeed is facing a Delima! Today, restoration work has become high-tech,where “Nanotechnology” is introduced to make the restoration lasts longer. Yet, there are only a few qualified restorers and conservationists available and the problem still remained unsolved.

  11. Cliff on Apr 22, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    I never knew the process of how statues were actually made. I have always wondered about how the statues were able to glow so bright with gold. This is a really interesting article on how the process of restoring a statues face with gold foil. So much time, effort and love is put into grinding and mixing the gold foil and finally eventually rubbed into the face. But all that effort creates such a beautful effect. Its nice to see some people with the love and passion to do this kind of work.

    Restoration is such a difficult job, it is not easy and it definitely does require a lot of love and passion for the job. The state of China’s National Relics is in serious need of restoration, even though all the money that can be spent in the world, but without people like Liu Yuming, work cannot be done. I have a new found respect for people like Liu Yuming. They really are the true artist.

  12. Felix Kong on Apr 18, 2013 at 12:44 am

    Thank you Rinpoche sharing the restoration of statue Lama Tsongkhapa. To be completed restoration of a statue , need professional skill, time, patient and most important is love this job. May Liu Yuming always bless by Lama Tsongkhapa ,healthy and training more peoples to preserve his tradition skill.

  13. patsy on Apr 17, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for sharing this informative and educational article. It is so heartening to see Lama Tsongkhapa restored to its former glory. So much effort and time is put into this restoration and it’s good to know that there are a few young people who have the passion for this type of job. Hopefully the skills could be preserved by training more people.

    May the teachings of Lama Tsongkhapa spreads in all directions!

  14. Andrew chiam on Apr 16, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche. I had learned the process of delicate gold painted face for statue in Tibetan Buddhism. And happy to learn about the restoration work to preserve the tradition and culture. Thx.

  15. Lim (KH JB) on Apr 16, 2013 at 1:52 am

    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing this beautiful Tsongkhapa for us.

    May Liu Yuming always bless by 3 jewels, good health and good fortune…

    May peoples all around the world make Liu Yuming as a good example and do as much as we can…

  16. KYC on Apr 15, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    This process takes a long time but the effect is beautiful. The gold paint is very fine and smooth on the statue’s face. It shines beautifully. This is much better than applying the gold leaf directly on a statue, a practice which is popular in some countries. This procedure is very specialised and the art should be preserved by training more people.

  17. David Lai on Apr 15, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Yes, I agree with Mr Liu with the current state of China’s national treasures. The last time I went to the Forbidden City, I was quite shock at how dilapidated the wooden structures look. The restoration work didn’t seem to be able to restore the brilliance and refinement of the ancient artwork. I know this because of having seen hundreds of pictures of the Forbidden City.

    This was of course more than 10 years ago. Things may be different now but I understand the situation they are going through. Chinese as a whole are generally more interested in more glamorous careers. I think what can be done is to increase budget and hire foreigners and that might make the work more glamorous. You know if the foreigners would do it, so would the Chinese.

    I like the fact that the country is looking at the Buddhist places like these as cultural relics and a part of Chinese long standing acceptance of Buddhism. This would play a great part later when there’s a bigger revival of interest in Buddhism that would be sparked off by the great and charismatic lamas like Panchen Lama and so forth.

  18. hecelus tan on Apr 15, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for us the knowledge about the process of restoration. Ancient peoples are knowledgeable because after finishing reading this article we may know that what is the reason that makes Lama Tsongkhapa golden face so beautiful and shiny.They are full of wisdom even though at that time Scientific and technological underdevelopment.

  19. Jay Jae on Apr 15, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for this detailed article on how Lama Tsongkhapa statue is reinstated to its former glory. From here we can see how much passion and effort is put into an object of veneration. It also shows us how influential Je Rinpoche’s teachings were in China.

    I found this video of how the Lama Tsongkhapa statue is reinstated here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUe6XsfvD-E

    there are three parts so do watch it 😀

    • May Ong on Apr 18, 2013 at 10:10 am

      Thanks, JJ for the video link

  20. Lim Han Nee on Apr 15, 2013 at 11:14 am

    Thank you Rinpoche. This article on restoration of ancient statues and temples is truly enlightening. So much skill involved, so much painstaking effort.But just imagining the tremendous amount of merits collected by these restorers is in itself mind-boggling.
    It is heartening to note that China is embarked on the restoration of these ancient statues, temples and even monasteries.

    The restoration of the 6 meter Lama Tsongkapa statue in Yong He Gong is to me a harbinger of a great revival of interest in the lineage of Je Tsongkapa’s teachings. Let us hope and pray that it really happens: that there is a surge of interest that will bring about a new renaissance of Buddhism in China,following the lineage of Je Tsongkapa.

  21. Sharon Saw on Apr 14, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    It is heartening to see this large statue of Lama Tsongkhapa in the renowned Yong He Gung temple in Beijing, China. Despite China’s anti-religious stance during the Cultural Revolution, it is fortunate that no harm came to this statue during the zealous anti-religious cleansing activities then. It is also good that in this day and age, China is encouraging the restoration of Buddhist statues. In fact, the largest outdoor standing bronze Buddha statue in the world is 48m tall and was completed in Jiangxi, China, on March 3rd, 2013. (http://en.gmw.cn/2013-03/04/content_6883459_2.htm)

    This article was also educational in that i never knew the process for applying gold to a statue. I hope that more young people in China will take apprenticeship of the restoration of arts in future. While it is not a glamorous job, it is a fulfilling one. However, i think it will only appeal to those who have the passion for it. As it is not monetarily rewarding, it is a sad reality that fewer young people will seek it as a career in our materialistic society. Perhaps some wealthy philanthropists in China who believe strongly in art restoration and preservation will provide some financial incentives for more artisans to manifest.

  22. Low ksjb on Apr 14, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing.The restored statue of Tsongkhapa is in deed beautiful.The process of restoration is really skilled and only a few could perform the task.May there be more people like Liu Yuming who understand the importance of religious and cultural preservation over personal gains.
    Liu Yuming is compassionate and generous.May he be bless with long life to preserve those artifact for the future generation to cherish and respect.

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    The last Lama-Ruler of Mongolia was 8th Jebtsundamba Khutughtu. He did not have a good ending as Mongolia ‘fell’. Read about him- https://bit.ly/2UD83oa

    The last Queen of Mongolia’s end was very tragic for someone who was not interested in being Queen at all. Find out more about this royal lady- https://bit.ly/2GcfhfF
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Wednesday, Dec 12. 2018 10:04 AM
    Last Queen of Mongolia-Very interesting what happened to her and tragic too- https://bit.ly/2GcfhfF
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Wednesday, Dec 12. 2018 09:37 AM
    We were looking for the picture of the Mongolian oracle that took trance of Nechung, Tsiu Marpo and Dorje Shugden the other day. Bea found the pictures and we’ve included in this blog post: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/his-holiness-the-8th-jebtsundamba-khutughtu


    The famous Mongolian Shugden oracle was the brother of the highest Lama-Ruler of Mongolia who was called His Holiness the 8th Jebtsundamba Khutughtu (Bogd Khan). He has an interesting story and he was the last Lama-Ruler of Mongolia before Mongolia became communist. He had two consorts, the older one was considered an emantion of White Tara and the other younger one was executed.

    Even Mongolia had famous oracles that took trance of Shugden and Nechung in the same oracle. It is amazing because Shugden’s practice pervaded everywhere unlike the CTA saying it didn’t go far.


    Take a look.


    Thanks. TR
  • Sofi
    Wednesday, Dec 12. 2018 08:42 AM
    Reaching Out in Bentong | 关注文冬

    Rinpoche’s kindness and concern for the government staff and volunteers helping to clear the highway after a huge landslide near Bentong town, Malaysia. Read how Rinpoche and his loyal student jump to keep these caregivers the warmth on a wet rainy day.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/reaching-out-in-bentong.html
  • Sofi
    Wednesday, Dec 12. 2018 08:38 AM
    Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche’s Clairvoyance

    Pabongka Rinpoche was such an incredible lama and there is so much that can be said about his great deeds. But one of the activities he is extremely renown for is his 24-day Lamrim teaching which was later written up by his student His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, the junior tutor of the Dalai Lama. This book can be found in Gelugpa centres all over the world and until today, it is still used as the core study text. It is one thing to teach from a book, but it takes a lama of incomparable skill, scholarship and attainments to summarise the essence of all the teachings and to convey it as a simple, relatable guide for practitioners that is timeless and universally relevant.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/kyabje-pabongka-rinpoches-clairvoyance.html
  • Sofi
    Wednesday, Dec 12. 2018 08:16 AM
    An offering of 100,000!!!

    Offerings to the Guru does not necessarily be offerings of gifts, flowers, food, etc. Offerings of our practices makes our Guru happy too. With the thoughts and efforts into completing retreats, we can offer it up with dedication for our Guru. Rejoice for the retreatants.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/an-offering-of-100000-prostrations.html

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The famous and powerful state oracle of Mongolia- Interesting and must read- https://bit.ly/2Py3QhI
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In the middle of the metropolitan city of Bangkok near the upmarket shopping district is a chapel dedicated to Tara right in the centre of town. Lovely. Tsem Rinpoche
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Cheeky and cute little He Wei is telling you to get a Dorje Shugden pamphlet now!!!
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My little cute Oser girl doggie is always nearby. Tsem Rinpoche
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Our Gyenze Chapel in Kechara Forest Retreat is visited by people from all over Malaysia now. Many have had their wishes fulfilled.
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Very nice class going on in Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia. Learning Dharma is the key to overcoming our mind that is unsettled. Tsem Rinpoche
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Tsem Rinpoche holding the young incarnation of Zong Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Monastery.
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Tsem Rinpoche with the Abbots of Gaden Jangtse Monastery and Gaden Shartse Monastery escorting a photo of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. This is in the main prayer hall of Gaden Monastery.
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Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Monastery
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My father Mr. Lobsang Gyatso and myself. He came to Gaden Monastery to visit me. While he was alive he lived in Taiwan. Tsem Rinpoche
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The most precious Buddha Shakyamuni of Tibet. He is called Jowo Rinpoche and He is in the central Cathedral of Lhasa, Tibet. All the crowns, earrings, necklaces and jewels were constructed and offered by Je Tsongkapa onto this Buddha 600 years ago. Tsem Rinpoche
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Many great lamas are pictured here together. I have met many of them and they are very learned and holy. Tsem Rinpoche
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Has Pastor David achieved enlightenment under the bodhi tree?
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Animals are made to suffer so much. We should never add to their sufferings. We should never beat, abuse, use, kill or eat them. We should be loving with them or just leave them to live their lives.~Tsem Rinpoche
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My grandaunt Nirgidma whom I have never met but learning more about her now. She lived and died in France. Tsem Rinpoche
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A very rare Buddha hardly seen. He is said to help us overcome laziness. Understand more- https://bit.ly/2EaEtk3
 
 
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When you are sleeping, do you get disturbed by supernatural entities or re-occurring dreams that are frightening? Do you sometimes feel a presence in the room with you when sleeping? I have something here that might help you as I have been asked many times about these occurrences. - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=179116
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Foretelling the future in the Tibetan tradition- https://bit.ly/2AKzSl8
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For high resolution download of this beautiful artwork of Dorje Shugden, please click here: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
A stupa built dedicated to Dorje Shugden in Tibet.
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A stupa built dedicated to Dorje Shugden in Tibet.
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Repetitive Bad Dreams Disturbing Your Sleep?This might help you- https://bit.ly/2TTp8tw
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My sacred and ancient Bodhgaya Vajra Yogini immersed in red lights in her casing. So fortunate to even hear her name in this Kaliyuga times. Tsem Rinpoche
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Beautiful and realistic painting of the great Mahasiddha Tilopa. Wow. Tsem Rinpoche
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This is a nice and short thought on how we can utilize our timing for senior citizens. https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=178401
This Dorje Shugden is nice. 
Nice flames with two swirling colors and very alive. Nice expression on his face. Nice color of his skin. The robes are well done. Lion is powerful yet doesn\'t overtake Shugden figure. I like the decorations on the head halo. This one looks alive. TR
2 weeks ago
This Dorje Shugden is nice. Nice flames with two swirling colors and very alive. Nice expression on his face. Nice color of his skin. The robes are well done. Lion is powerful yet doesn't overtake Shugden figure. I like the decorations on the head halo. This one looks alive. TR
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    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    Trijang Rinpoche never gave up his devotion to Dorje Shugden no matter how much Tibetan government in exile pressured him to give up. He stayed loyal inspiring so many of us.
  • Very rare video of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche the 10th, the all knowing and compassionate one. I pay deep respects to this attained being who has taken many rebirths since the time of Lord Buddha to be of benefit to sentient beings tirelessly. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Very rare video of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche the 10th, the all knowing and compassionate one. I pay deep respects to this attained being who has taken many rebirths since the time of Lord Buddha to be of benefit to sentient beings tirelessly. Tsem Rinpoche
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    This bigfoot researcher gives good reasonings on bigfoot. Interesting short video.
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    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Shartse Monastery was one of the teachers of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Here in this beautiful video is Geshe Kelsang Gyatso showing his centre to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, then proceeding to sit down to receive teachings. For more information- https://bit.ly/2QNac1u
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s dog, Oser girl always sits on Rinpoche’s chair. When Rinpoche’s other dog, Dharma tries to get into the chair, he is chased away. Oser is the boss. She is possessive. Cute.
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    Tsem Rinpoche’s dog, Oser girl always sits on Rinpoche’s chair. When Rinpoche’s other dog, Dharma tries to get into the chair, he is chased away. Oser is the boss. She is possessive. Cute.
  • Lama Yeshe talks about how to practice at the beginning and at the end of each day during teachings given in London during the Lamas’ first European teaching tour in 1975. Lama Yeshe was a brilliant teacher and I wanted to share this with everyone so his teachings can reach more people. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Lama Yeshe talks about how to practice at the beginning and at the end of each day during teachings given in London during the Lamas’ first European teaching tour in 1975. Lama Yeshe was a brilliant teacher and I wanted to share this with everyone so his teachings can reach more people. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Our beautiful Dorje Shugden shop in the busiest part of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Many tourists visit our store and this area.
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    Our beautiful Dorje Shugden shop in the busiest part of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Many tourists visit our store and this area.
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    Living off the grid in Australia
    A Jill Redwood is a jack of all trades, Jill built her own house on her property and lives entirely off the grid with no mains power or town water, mobile reception or television. Living on around $80 a week, Jill has over sixty animals to keep her company and an abundant garden that out serves as an organic supermarket right at her doorstep. Her main expenses are animal feed and the rates on her property. Watch this incredible three minute video and be inspired to live differently.
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    Kyabje Dagom Choktrul Rinpoche offering gold on a 350 year-old Dorje Shugden statue in his chapel in Lhasa. This is how Tibetans show homage and pay respect to a holy image. This chapel and statue of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa dedicated to Dorje Shugden was built by the Great 5th Dalai Lama. Tsem Rinpoche
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    My sweet little Oser girl is so photogenic and adorable. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Heart Sutra sang by a monk for the modern crowd. Very interesting and beautiful. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Submerging powerful mantra stones in water at Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia.
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    My Oser girl and Dharma boy love the verandah where they can see the greens. Tsem Rinpoche
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    If there were more schools like this, then our kids would grow up with more caring awareness and kind emotions towards our environment and the people around them. They would grow up knowing that chasing materialism is not going to bring any happiness. I hope very much more schools like this would materialise. I hope in my future life I can attend a school like this. Tsem Rinpoche
  • My Oser girl and Dharma boy in their cosy little bedroom next to me sleeping away. Cute.
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    My Oser girl and Dharma boy in their cosy little bedroom next to me sleeping away. Cute.
  • It is incredible how smart Oser girl is. She can steal the treat away from Dharma boy and so casually. Wow. She is so smart. Tsem Rinpoche
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    It is incredible how smart Oser girl is. She can steal the treat away from Dharma boy and so casually. Wow. She is so smart. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Kechara Forest Retreat Dogs. Dharma boy is tiny and trying to scare off big boy Johnny. Johnny is so patient and just ignores Dharma. They are both cute and both live in Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Kechara Forest Retreat Dogs. Dharma boy is tiny and trying to scare off big boy Johnny. Johnny is so patient and just ignores Dharma. They are both cute and both live in Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia. Tsem Rinpoche
  • BREAKING EYEWITNESS FOOTAGE: Workers violently punched, kicked, cussed out, & left sheep to die on dozens of Scottish farms 💔 Sheep bled after rough shearing & were stitched up without painkillers.–From Peta2
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    BREAKING EYEWITNESS FOOTAGE: Workers violently punched, kicked, cussed out, & left sheep to die on dozens of Scottish farms 💔 Sheep bled after rough shearing & were stitched up without painkillers.–From Peta2
  • Super cute seal and so gentle. Must watch this video and realize we are all one. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Super cute seal and so gentle. Must watch this video and realize we are all one. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Legendary Heart sings “Stairway to Heaven” in tribute to Led Zeppelin. Incredible tribute and rendition. Everyone is blown away. TR
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    Legendary Heart sings “Stairway to Heaven” in tribute to Led Zeppelin. Incredible tribute and rendition. Everyone is blown away. TR
  • In a low-income neighbourhood, this man is growing his own organic produce, and giving extras away for free to neighbours who can’t afford fresh ingredients from the store. Must watch!
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    In a low-income neighbourhood, this man is growing his own organic produce, and giving extras away for free to neighbours who can’t afford fresh ingredients from the store. Must watch!
  • Neat little video
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    Neat little video
  • It is nice to see sangha release animals into the wild. Gen Kunchok Palden and Chodrak contributed to releasing of frogs back into the wild. This is wonderful. Compassion is the mainstay of all spirituality. Tsem Rinpoche
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    It is nice to see sangha release animals into the wild. Gen Kunchok Palden and Chodrak contributed to releasing of frogs back into the wild. This is wonderful. Compassion is the mainstay of all spirituality. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This is a special ‘carpet’ for dogs that you hide their snacks and they have to go digging for it. It is challenging and fun where they use their nose, paws and all to dig and find the snacks in between. This dog play carpet is ordered online. You can see little Zopa baby who is a Kechara resident doggie looking for the snacks in this cute video. She is kept busy and entertained! Tsem Rinpoche
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    This is a special ‘carpet’ for dogs that you hide their snacks and they have to go digging for it. It is challenging and fun where they use their nose, paws and all to dig and find the snacks in between. This dog play carpet is ordered online. You can see little Zopa baby who is a Kechara resident doggie looking for the snacks in this cute video. She is kept busy and entertained! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Kechara Forest Retreat in Bentong, Malaysia’s dog Pema is super adorable and cute. Everyone loves her. She is wearing a Manjushri blessing pendant.
    3 months ago
    Kechara Forest Retreat in Bentong, Malaysia’s dog Pema is super adorable and cute. Everyone loves her. She is wearing a Manjushri blessing pendant.
  • Spontaneous trance in Tibet by powerful healing Protector Dorje Shugden of a monk who usually takes trance.
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1984 Los Angeles- Left to right: Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, monk assistant to Zong Rinpoche and the 18 year old Tsem Rinpoche prior to ordination.
yesterday
1984 Los Angeles- Left to right: Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, monk assistant to Zong Rinpoche and the 18 year old Tsem Rinpoche prior to ordination.
Very nice class going on in Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia. Learning Dharma is the key to overcoming our mind that is unsettled. Tsem Rinpoche
yesterday
Very nice class going on in Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia. Learning Dharma is the key to overcoming our mind that is unsettled. Tsem Rinpoche
Tsem Rinpoche holding the young incarnation of Zong Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Monastery.
yesterday
Tsem Rinpoche holding the young incarnation of Zong Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Monastery.
Left to right: 103rd Gaden Tripa Lobsang Tenzin, Gaden Shartse Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche.
yesterday
Left to right: 103rd Gaden Tripa Lobsang Tenzin, Gaden Shartse Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche.
In Gaden Monastery. Left to right: Tenzin Trinley Rinpoche, Kari Kentrul Rinpoche, Zong Rinpoche, Tsem Rinpoche, Gyalkhangtse Rinpoche, Kating Rinpoche and Genpa Rinpoche. Extreme right is the senior Dorje Shugden oracle of Gaden Monastery, Choyang Dulzin Kuten.
yesterday
In Gaden Monastery. Left to right: Tenzin Trinley Rinpoche, Kari Kentrul Rinpoche, Zong Rinpoche, Tsem Rinpoche, Gyalkhangtse Rinpoche, Kating Rinpoche and Genpa Rinpoche. Extreme right is the senior Dorje Shugden oracle of Gaden Monastery, Choyang Dulzin Kuten.
Tsem Rinpoche with the Abbots of Gaden Jangtse Monastery and Gaden Shartse Monastery escorting a photo of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. This is in the main prayer hall of Gaden Monastery.
yesterday
Tsem Rinpoche with the Abbots of Gaden Jangtse Monastery and Gaden Shartse Monastery escorting a photo of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. This is in the main prayer hall of Gaden Monastery.
Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Monastery.
yesterday
Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Monastery.
Tsem Rinpoche's father Mr. Lobsang Gyatso and Rinpoche. He came to Gaden Monastery to visit Rinpoche. While he was alive he lived in Taiwan.
yesterday
Tsem Rinpoche's father Mr. Lobsang Gyatso and Rinpoche. He came to Gaden Monastery to visit Rinpoche. While he was alive he lived in Taiwan.
Tsem Rinpoche's father with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The little girl is Rinpoche's brother's daughter. Her name is Tara.
yesterday
Tsem Rinpoche's father with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The little girl is Rinpoche's brother's daughter. Her name is Tara.
2 days ago
Thanks to Yong Soo Chin for sponsoring today's lunch ingredients and also donation to Kechara Food Bank in memorial of her father-in-law Mr Ng Seng Kee. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
3 days ago
Thanks to Yong Soo Chin for sponsoring today's lunch ingredients and also donation to Kechara Food Bank in memorial of her father-in-law Mr Ng Seng Kee. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Efforts to feed the poor are nothing new. Kechara Soup Kitchen practices of collecting food waste and turning it into meals for the hungry. The generous support from Tesco Malaysia and AEON Retail Malaysia have made it possible for us to continue with this contribution to those less fortunate. Thank you very much! #Kechara #foodbank #hungerknowsnobarriers - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
4 days ago
Efforts to feed the poor are nothing new. Kechara Soup Kitchen practices of collecting food waste and turning it into meals for the hungry. The generous support from Tesco Malaysia and AEON Retail Malaysia have made it possible for us to continue with this contribution to those less fortunate. Thank you very much! #Kechara #foodbank #hungerknowsnobarriers - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Lovely DIY candle made to offer to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
5 days ago
Lovely DIY candle made to offer to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
Isn’t it great to see family engaging in pilgrimage & dharma work together. Lin Mun KSDS
5 days ago
Isn’t it great to see family engaging in pilgrimage & dharma work together. Lin Mun KSDS
Pastor Gim Lee gave an interesting introduction to Green Tara during the recentl pilgrimage cum camp event. Lin Mun KSDS
5 days ago
Pastor Gim Lee gave an interesting introduction to Green Tara during the recentl pilgrimage cum camp event. Lin Mun KSDS
So glad to see family doing light offering to Buddha together. Great bonding. Lin Mun KSDS
5 days ago
So glad to see family doing light offering to Buddha together. Great bonding. Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS pilgrimage cum camp 2018 - Prostration to Lama Tsongkhapa. Lin Mun KSDS
5 days ago
KSDS pilgrimage cum camp 2018 - Prostration to Lama Tsongkhapa. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Melinda & teacher Asyley guided the youngest children to take refuge & do prostration to Dzambala. Lin Mun KSDS
5 days ago
Teacher Melinda & teacher Asyley guided the youngest children to take refuge & do prostration to Dzambala. Lin Mun KSDS
Zoey is a happy girl & enjoy coming to dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
5 days ago
Zoey is a happy girl & enjoy coming to dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Video recording for KSDS Graduation 2018. Lin Mun KSDS
5 days ago
Video recording for KSDS Graduation 2018. Lin Mun KSDS
5 days ago
Rain or shine we will be there to distribute surplus food to the needy families living around Jlns Sungai. Thank you to all volunteers for turning up on a wet afternoon. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
6 days ago
Rain or shine we will be there to distribute surplus food to the needy families living around Jlns Sungai. Thank you to all volunteers for turning up on a wet afternoon. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
A visit was paid to this family from Petaling Jaya. Our client’s wife has admitted to hospital due to stroke. Therefore, client has to stop working temporarily because he needs to take care of the young daughter who has learning disabilities. Let’s send best wishes to the wife for a speedy recovery! ❤️ #Kechara #foodbank #care - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
7 days ago
A visit was paid to this family from Petaling Jaya. Our client’s wife has admitted to hospital due to stroke. Therefore, client has to stop working temporarily because he needs to take care of the young daughter who has learning disabilities. Let’s send best wishes to the wife for a speedy recovery! ❤️ #Kechara #foodbank #care - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
The threatening rain and the shortage of volunteers tonight did not stopped us from our regular Monday night distribution. Kudos to all who turned up to help. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 week ago
The threatening rain and the shortage of volunteers tonight did not stopped us from our regular Monday night distribution. Kudos to all who turned up to help. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
KISG members had gathered in Ipoh chapel for puja on Lama Tsongkhapa Day. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
1 week ago
KISG members had gathered in Ipoh chapel for puja on Lama Tsongkhapa Day. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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