George Roerich – Light of the Morning Star

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(By Tsem Rinpoche, Pastor Niral and Pastor Shin)

George Roerich, born Yuri Nikolayevich Roerich in 1902, is known as one of the world’s greatest Tibetologists and linguists. Yuri is the Russian version of the name George. It is said that he could speak over 30 languages and dialects from Europe and Asia. He was a brilliant scholar, explorer and expert in Eastern religion, philosophy and culture. His story and works have left a long and lasting impact in Tibetan studies.

George Roerich (left) with his famous father Nicholas Roerich (center) and brother Svetoslav Roerich (right)

George Roerich (left) with his famous father Nicholas Roerich (center) and brother Svetoslav Roerich (right)

 

Early life and education

George was born the son of Nicholas Roerich, a Russian painter, writer, spiritualist, philosopher and Tibet enthusiast; and his wife Helena Roerich. He was born in the town of Okoulovka of the Novgorod Province of St. Petersburg, Russia, on August 16, 1902. He spent much of his childhood and early adult years in St. Petersburg, and had an extremely keen interest in strategy, which came across through a fascination with military science and history. It was in a letter that his mother once wrote:

“The elder son showed love for history and tin soldiers. He had thousands of them. His passion for the art of war has survivied until now. Strategy is his pet subject. By the way, this talent is inborn, and he is very proud of his ancestor – field-marshal Mikhail Golenischev-Kutuzov, the hero of the war of 1812”

– Letter written by Helena Roerich, February 25, 1953.

In fact it was at the tender age of only 15 years that George Roerich began studying the ancient history of the Egyptians with the famous scientist and Egyptologist Boris Turayev. It was also around this time that George started to study the first of many languages he would later master – Mongolian – with Andrei Dmeitryevich Roudnev.

George Roerich was talented, motivated and driven from a young age. He had a keen interest in strategy and cultural history.

George Roerich was talented, motivated and driven from a young age. He had a keen interest in strategy and cultural history.

At school, his work and paintings showcased his broad interests, artistic ability and talents. Once graduating from the Karl May School in St. Petersburg, he enrolled to study Indian and Iranian languages at the London University School for Oriental Languages, currently known as the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. It was there that he excelled in all fields, especially in languages and linguistics. He studied Sanskrit and Pali under Professor Edward Denison Ross, a famous Indologist. He was even once introduced as “the best Sanskrit student” to the Secretary of State for Indian Affairs, who had gone to the University for a visit.

Following this he entered Harvard University in Massachusetts, after he had left for the USA with his parents in 1920. Studying under Professor Charles Rockwell Lanman, he mastered Sanskrit. There his love for languages increased, and he began to study Pali and Chinese languages, all the while keeping up his studies at the Indian Philology Department. Philology is the study of the structure, historical development and relationships of languages. He was only 18 years old at the time, showcasing his brilliance and striking ability. It was at Harvard University that he graduated with both Bachelor and Master degrees. But his thirst for learning was not quenched, so he enrolled at the School for Oriental Languages at the University of Paris. It was in 1923 that he graduated with a Master degree in Indian Philology, while also having studied at the Military Department and Department of Law and Economy. He also worked at the Central-Asian, Mongolian and Tibetan Departments of the School when he was studying there.

 

Travel to Asia

Aged 21, George’s personal quest for knowledge had led him to begin independent scientific research, when he moved to India with his family in 1923. His father, Nicholas Roerich, led the family in long distance traveling around India in 1924. His father even took them for small expeditions around Sikkim, and the kingdom of Bhutan.

George Roerich with his mother Helena Roerich during their Central Asian expedition

George Roerich with his mother Helena Roerich during their Central Asian expedition

It was during these trips that George composed what would later turn into his brilliant book called “Tibetan Paintings” first published in 1925 in Paris. He was only 23 years old at the time, but no other work since then compares to his work in regards to scientific research and his clear presentation. The information compiled in this book was gathered from the Buddhist scholar-lama L. M. Dorje, who was originally tasked with improving George’s spoken Tibetan language, but turned out to be an invaluable asset in the study of Tibetan religious art.

George was then given one of the major roles in the Central Asian expedition, that of the safety of everyone who was on the journey. It was here that his childhood fascination with military science, which he was still interested in, came to be more than useful. His knowledge, skills, abilities and bravery saved the expedition members on a number of occasions. He also acted as the expedition’s translator, as he could speak fluent Mongolian, Tibetan and a host of other Central Asian languages. In doing so he was able to engage research and gather information about the countries they visited, without which the expedition would have been lost. His achievements during the expedition were written down and published as his work “Along the Paths of Central Asia” in 1931. This was the work that brought him to the forefront of the field of scientific research and explorers of Asia.

 

Achievements – Published works

George visited and studied with Tibetan Buddhist lamas on his expeditions

George visited and studied with Tibetan Buddhist lamas on his expeditions

George Roerich is mostly remembered for his significant contributions to the fields of art, history and culture. In fact his work “The Animal Style Among the Nomads of Northern Tibet”, published in 1930, became significant in the field of scientific research, after his discovery of menhirs (tall upright stones erected for a specific purpose), cromlechs (altar-tombs of large flat stones laid on top of upright stones) and stone graves during the Central Asian expedition.

His works as a great social scientist did not go unnoticed by those of his time. He was elected a member of the Royal Asiatic Society in London, the Asiatic society in Bengal, the Paris Geographic Society, the American Archeological and Ethnographic societies, as well as many others.

 

Achievements – Urusvati Himalayan Research Institute

Urusvati Himalayan Research Institute, founded by George Roerich, currently located in Naggar, Kulu Valley, India

Urusvati Himalayan Research Institute, founded by George Roerich, currently located in Naggar, Kulu Valley, India

One of George Roerich’s major achievements was the founding of the Urusvati Himalayan Research Institute in July 1928, Naggar, Kulu Valley. This was where the scientific research material collected by the Central Asian expedition was housed. After its founding George remained the Institute’s Director for 10 years. In regards to Urusvati’s goals, he stated:

“Comprehension of the main ways of mankind’s development is a step to understanding one’s own personality. Turning back to the past, we reveal the present for ourselves… A forgotten civilization is concealed in the mountains; it keeps ancient wisdom and culture. It is here that the science which has found itself in a deadlock can find its renovation. Ancient wisdom is the key with which archeologist and naturalist open secrets of the Oriental culture… Again a time is coming when the Oriental knowledge penetrates into our life and subordinates to itself science”

– George Roerich. Tibet and Central Asia, 1999

In regards to the Institute, George’s father, Nicholas Roerich once wrote:

The “Urusvati” place of research, place of science, must be built in the Himalayas, within the borders of ancient Aryavarta. Again the human spirit, purified by the continuous currents of the Himalayas, will search in tireless labor. Medicinal herbs, medical research, wonderful magnetic and electric currents, the unique conditions of the heights, the unique luminescence of the planetary bodies and their astrochemical rays, radioactivity, and inexpressible treasures are preserved only in the Himalayas… In these places where the great wisdom of the Rig-Vedas was crystallized, where Mahatmas themselves passed, here, in the caves and on the mountain tops, the power of human thought accumulated!

– Nicholas Roerich

George Roerich standing at the front entrance of the institute

George Roerich standing at the front entrance of the institute

Built on a narrow slope across the road from the Roerich house, the institute occupies two buildings among shady trees. The institute’s name “Urusvati” means the “light of the morning star” in Sanskrit. Today the institute houses a memorial research library and some of the Roerich’s collections from their Central Asian expedition. In its heyday the institute was ahead of its time, blending both scientific discoveries with the ancient knowledge of the east. It was place of great learning and included an Archaeology Department, departments dedicated to the natural sciences, Tibetan medicine, the cultural history of various Asian peoples, philology, astronomy, astrophysics, biology and chemistry. It was here that the idea of interlacing scientific and spiritual ways of comprehension, as well as empirical science and metaphysical science took birth.

“The Station must develop into a City of Knowledge…. We wish to give a synthesis of all achievements in this City. That is why subsequently all fields of science should be represented in it. And since knowledge has the whole Cosmos as its source, the fellows of this scientific station must belong to the whole world, that is, to all nations…”

– Helena Roerich

The institute became on the most distinguished learning centers of its time due to the high level of study carried out there. The institute was well known for carrying out expeditions into the Himalayan region, in effort to study flora and fauna, adding considerably to the biological, geographical and even archaeological collections during that time.

Svetoslav Roerich, brother of George Roerich

Svetoslav Roerich, brother of George Roerich

Unfortunately, due to the financial crisis and World War II looming ever closer, activities at the institute ceased. Scientific equipment was dismantled, and collections packed into wooden boxes and stored in special cupboards in the institute’s administrative building. During his lifetime, George’s brother, Svetoslav had approached both Soviet and Russian scholars and scientists to aid in the institute’s revival to no avail. At present, scholars at both the International Roerich Memorial Trust and the International Centre of the Roerichs are developing the concept of once again reviving Urusvati to its former glory, based on the Roerich’s ideals. As Helena Roerich was noted as saying:

“Let us not forget that the Kullu valley that has accumulated in itself all the great names of humanity starting from Manu, Buddha, Arjuna to all the Pandava heroes, Vyasa, Gesser Khan, is an exceptional area whose scientific value is only beginning to be revealed, but even at this stage it strikes with its plentiful research material… The most fruitful work, and it is clear already now, will be done by the Institute in the fields of history, archaeology, linguistics, botany, geology and physics.”

– Helena Roerich

 

Further Travels

Between 1934 and 1935, George travelled with his father Nicholas Roerich to what was then known as Manchuria, and Inner Mongolia. The purpose of the expedition was to collect seeds that belong to drought resistant plants that prevent the erosion of soil and the spreading of pests. On top of this, the expedition was focused on the creation of agricultural cooperatives, based on public collaboration. The expedition was initiated and originally organised by the US Department of Agriculture.

 

The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)

Even though George had spent most of his adult life away from his motherland, he still remained Russian at heart, and had never changed citizenship despite his travels and long periods of time in India. When Germany had attacked the Soviet Union, he had wanted to join the Red Army as a volunteer, but his request was refused.

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It was only in 1957 with the help of Nikita Khrushchev, a shrewd politician who became the leader of the country, and someone that George had met during an official trip to India that Krushchev had made, was his Soviet citizenship granted. Living in Moscow, he became the head of the Section of Indian Philosophy and History of Religions, at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the USSR. In Russia he was able to establish the Russian school of Tibetan Studies, and was even able to get Sanskrit taught in the USSR for the first time. Thereby he single-handedly revived Oriental Studies in the country, with work resuming on the translation and publications of texts on the ancient philosophy of the East.

Some of his most notable works surrounded the philosophical systems of Buddhism. He re-established the series of publications entitled “Biblioteca Buddhica” which was originally founded by Sergey Oldenburg of Leningrad in 1897. Sergey Oldenburg was a pioneering Orientalist in Russia, and the series he founded discussed Buddhist philosophy, religion and art. While in Russia, George also edited two texts that became important in the study of Buddhism and Indian philosophy in the USSR – “Tibetan Historical Literature” by Vostrikov, and the “Dhammapada” which was a collection of Buddha’s spoken teachings.

George Roerich in Russia

George Roerich in Russia

The USSR authorities had, up until that point in time, been spreading a negative impression of the Roerich family, due to their involvement with institutions from other countries. However it was George that returned the good name of the family and in particular of his parents back to Russia. Unfortunately both Nicholas and Helena Roerich never returned to Russia, even though it had been their dream, as they had both passed away in India. Nicholas Roerich had passed away in Naggar, Himachal Pradesh, while Helena Roerich passed away in Kalimpong, West Bengal. As testament to his parents, George had brought to the USSR more than 500 paintings by his father, an extensive library, and many priceless items.

George’s efforts led to the distorted impression, lies and slander against his parents and family being torn apart. In fact it was on his advocacy and work that academics and the general population came to love the Roerich family instead. It was due to his support that the first exhibitions of Nicholas Roerich’s works were organised. The first was held in Moscow in April 1958, followed by many others in Leningrad, Riga, Kiev, Tbolisi, and many other major cities.

George exposed people in the USSR to eastern philosophy. This major shift led to the creation of a cultural movement surrounding the Roerich family and the eastern philosophies that they brought to the people of the USSR.

 

Manuscripts

One of George Roerich’s works that was not published during his lifetime was “The History of Middle Asia”. This work discussed the cultural history spanning from the Caucasus to Greater Khingan in northeast China, and from the Himalayan region to the Altai Mountain ranges (which lies between Russia, China, Mongolia and Kazakhstan). It details cultural formation in this vast territory of Eurasia. It had remained in handwritten form, which he had worked on for many years, and even though he had planned to complete the work, he never did manage to. Luckily, the International Center for the Roerichs, an institution dedicated to the lives and works of the pioneering and important Roerich family, have published the 1st volume of this fascinating study.

 

Legacy

A bust of George Roerich, testament to his importance in history.

A bust of George Roerich, testament to his importance in history.

George Roerich had petitioned the government to create a Nicholas Roerich Museum to house the various works he had brought with him. He gifted the Russian Museum 350 and the Novosibirsk Art Gallery 60 of his father’s paintings on the condition that they be permanently displayed. However the Russian Museum did not set up a permanent display of the work during George’s lifetime. To this day most of these paintings have never been on display for the public to view and remain in the dark and cold depths of its storage rooms.

Despite this, George Roerich’s achievements in various scholarly fields are outstanding, but more importantly his indomitable spirit and shining personality are what he is remembered for. Just like the name “Urusvati”, George was the light of the morning star in terms of personality, tenacity and drive that sought to merge scientific discoveries with the ancient wisdom of the East. As his brother, Svetoslav Roerich mentions:

“Yuri Roerich is the image of a true, inspired scientist and thinker, a man of the highest spiritual harmony. He was well aware that the highest achievement of man is the self-improvement of his personality, and that only due to constant work on himself and development of his qualities a man, striving for a more perfect life, could comprehensively enrich his occupation and raise it above the level of routine”

– Svetoslav Roerich, Recollections About Yuri Roerich

George Roerich passed away on May 21, 1960, when he was 58 years old. His remains were cremated and then buried at the New Maiden Cemetery in Moscow.

 

Professor Bira on George Roerich and his family

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George Roerich had a great impact on the lives of academics, explorers, and historians for generations to come. Here we see the Mongolian academic Professor Bira talk about the Roerichs and his encounters with them. In fact George Roerich was one of his teachers. The above interview is a part of a larger series of interviews with Professor Bira, which you can watch by clicking the link below:

https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/BiraInterview.mp4

 

Pictures of George Roerich

Nicholas Roerich, with Svetoslav Roerich (left) and George Roerich (right).

Nicholas Roerich, with Svetoslav Roerich (left) and George Roerich (right).

George started drawing at a young age.

George started drawing at a young age.

George had a keen interest in strategy and the military

George had a keen interest in strategy and the military

The Roerich family: Nicholas Roerich, Helena Roerich, George Roerich & Svetoslav Roerich at Kulu in the 1940s.

The Roerich family: Nicholas Roerich, Helena Roerich, George Roerich & Svetoslav Roerich at Kulu in the 1940s.

Returning after four years in Central Asia, Nicholas Roerich and George Roerich are shown as they arrived in New York City on the S.S. Majestic

Returning after four years in Central Asia, Nicholas Roerich and George Roerich are shown as they arrived in New York City on the S.S. Majestic

George Roerich was known for his learning and scholarly ability

George Roerich was known for his learning and scholarly ability

Svetoslav Roerich (left) and George Roerich (right), Kalimpong, India in the 1950s.

Svetoslav Roerich (left) and George Roerich (right), Kalimpong, India in the 1950s.

Svetoslav Roerich (left) and George Roerich (right), at the location where Helena Roerich’s body was cremated in Kalimpong, India. Picture taken in October 1955.

Svetoslav Roerich (left) and George Roerich (right), at the location where Helena Roerich’s body was cremated in Kalimpong, India. Picture taken in October 1955.

George Roerich at the opening of Nicholas Roerich’s painting exhibition in the Museum of Fine Arts. May 1960

George Roerich at the opening of Nicholas Roerich’s painting exhibition in the Museum of Fine Arts. May 1960

 

Books

George Roerich was a prolific author with many of his titles published. Here are just some of his major works.

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The Blue Annals
(download PDF)
Trails To Inmost Asia
(download PDF)

The texts above were sourced from a legitimate book-hosting service offering these texts for free download. It is made available here for purely educational, non-commercial purposes.

 
Other works include:

  • de Roerich, George (1925). Tibetan Paintings. Paris: Paul Geuthner.
  • de Roerich, George (1930). The Animal Style Among the Nomads of Northern Tibet. Prague: Seminarium Kondakovianum.
  • de Roerich, George (1931). “Modern Tibetan Phonetics: With special reference to the Dialect of Central Tibet.” Journal and Proceedings of the Asiatic Society of Bengal 27.1: 285-312.
  • de Roerich, George (1932). Review of Jäschke 1881. Journal of Urusvati 2: 165-169.
  • de Roerich, George (1933). Dialects of Tibet: The Tibetan Dialect of Lahul. (Tibetica 1) New York: Urusvati Himalayan Research Institute of Roerich Museum.
  • de Roerich, George (1958). Le Parler de l’Amdo: Étude d’un Dialecte Archaïque du Tibet. (Serie Orientale Roma 18). Rome: Istituto Italiano per il Medio ed Estremo Oriente.
  • de Roerich, George Nicolas ( 11 vols., 1983–1993 ). Tibetsko-russko-angliiskii slovar: s sanskritskimi paralleliami. Tibetan-Russian-English dictionary with Sanskrit parallels. Y. Parfionovich and V. Dylykova, eds. Moscow: Izd-vo “Nauka,” Glav. red. vostochnoi lit-ry / Central Department of Oriental Literature.
  • de Roerich, George N. and Tse-Trung Lopsang Phuntshok (1957). Textbook of colloquial Tibetian: dialect of central Tibet. Calcutta: Govt. of West Bengal, Education Dept., Education Bureau.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_de_Roerich#Works

 

Tibetan Paintings

One of his most influential works is “Tibetan Paintings” which he authored at the tender age of only 23. In the work, presented below, he charts the historical origins and development of Tibetan religious art, and a critical analysis of these works of sacred art.

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Tibetan Paintings
(download PDF)

Tibetan Paintings was ground breaking as it not only gave detailed descriptions of various Buddhas and deities but also because it included rare photographs of Tibetan Buddhist thangkas and paintings.

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Ushnisha Sitatapatra. Click to enlarge. Buddha and the sixteen great Arhats. Click to enlarge. Arhats. Click to enlarge.
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Arhats. Click to enlarge. Arhats. Click to enlarge. Buddha and his two great disciples. Click to enlarge.
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Vajrakila. Click to enlarge. Samvara. Click to enlarge. 6-armed Mahakala. Click to enlarge.
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Maitreya. Click to enlarge. Maitreya of Tashi Lhunpo. Click to enlarge. Avalokiteshvara. Click to enlarge.
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Avalokiteshvara. Click to enlarge. Simhananda Lokeshvara. Click to enlarge. Mandala of Amoghapasha. Click to enlarge.
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Padmasambhava. Click to enlarge. Copper Mountain Pure Land. Click to enlarge. Gyalwa Tsongkhapa. Click to enlarge.

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  1. Samfoonheei on May 24, 2020 at 4:53 pm

    Thank you, Pastor Shin, for this inspiring article. It is inspiring to read the biography of George Roerich a man of the highest spiritual harmony in 20th century Tibetologist. He is one of the greatest orientalists, linguists, and encyclopedists of the century. Inspiring of a man who could speak fluently more than 30 European and Asian languages and dialects . He was a brilliant expert in Eastern culture, religion and philosophy , having spent more than 35 years abroad living in India, Mongolia ,Tibet and . As a distinguished encyclopedic-scientist, he was well known in many countries around the world. His incredible work of thangkas paintings which he authored at the tender age of only 23 and books remained a legacy.

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  3. Tsem Rinpoche on Jul 30, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    When I was very young, down the street from where I lived in Howell, New Jersey was a Kalmuck lady who was very spiritual. She was my friend at the time. She was in her 30’s and had a large collection of spiritual books of which many were on Buddhism. I would borrow books from her quite often and read. She would have read them and give me her thoughts on the books and highly recommend this one or that one. I would then read the books she recommended and we would often discuss about them. It was a very enjoyable time in my life. I miss this friend very much. Some of the books she had were from Professor Garma C.C. Chang, Govinda, Alexander David-Neel, Evans-Wentz, John Blofeld, etc.. and I read some of them. Those books inspired me so much. My conversations with this friend inspired me so much and I enjoyed her spiritual company tremendously. That was one part of my childhood that was good.

    I have all these books by these great authors such as Roerich and Bill Porter also in my library now and still read them. I have made them available from Kechara for invite and also will have them in the future Kechara library coming up.

  4. Anne Ong on Jul 4, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    What I learn from this article is, the strength of one person’s incline and passion to achievement are uncontrollable and unlimited. George is one genuis. The fact that he can speak 30 languages is solid proof. His legacy truly benefited many also. I like his works on the Tibetan Painting which help us to understand the Buddhist painting is important element of spiritual practice. Thank you Rinpoche,Pastor Shin and Pastor Niral for sharing the amazing works of George Roerich with the us._/\_

  5. Justin Cheah on Jun 16, 2017 at 12:47 am

    George is one genuis. The fact that he can speak 30 languages is solid proof. His tenacity is also for all to see. Despite all the challenges and struggles he faces during the time where information and technology is not advanced like these days, he kept doing what he did and never stopped working to improve his knowledge and contribute to the society for his research. He is a legend and example for many to follow.

  6. Raj Kumar on Jun 15, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    Hello, Dear Rinpoche ?
    And Hello Dear all ?

    The work of George Roerich is amazing, He had a deep interest, He is the genius men.

    What I learn from this article is, the strength of one person’s incline and passion to achievement are uncontrollable and unlimited. Thank you Rinpoche and pastor’s for sharing this article.

    Thank you
    Raj Kumar.

  7. Pastor Albert on Jun 15, 2017 at 9:03 am

    30 types of language, his learning ability is really superb,and of course, his passion of learning is amazing. George is really an amazing person.

    Despite with the limited info he can get during the technology at that time, but due to his effort and hard work, he has accomplished so much and done so much research for hiswork.

    His Tibetan painting is really great, I like especially the Buddha pictures. But sadly the painting he gave to Russia is still kept in the storeroom and not displaying in the museum.

  8. Pastor Antoinette on Jun 15, 2017 at 8:50 am

    The work of George Roerich is amazing. He had a deep interest and was in encouraging environment through his parents. Quote: [Some of his most notable works surrounded the philosophical systems of Buddhism. He re-established the series of publications entitled “Biblioteca Buddhica” which was originally founded by Sergey Oldenburg of Leningrad in 1897.] It is interesting to see his amazing works not only for philsophical works but also through his Urusvati Himalayan Research Institute, so many different sciences were promoted such as archaeology, natural sciences, Tibetan medicine, cultural history of various Asian peoples, philology, astronomy, astrophysics, biology and chemistry. The word “Urusvati” means the “light of the morning star” in Sanskrit language.

    Thank you Pastor Shin and Pastor Niral for sharing the amazing works of George Roerich with the us.

  9. June Kang on Jun 15, 2017 at 8:22 am

    George Roerich who never stopped at learning new things is truly inspiring. His works not only have huge impact but his wisdom of he saw no boundaries between ancient and modern or east and west . His legacy truly benefited many also. I like his works on the Tibetan Painting which help us to understand the Buddhist painting is important element of spiritual practice. Thank you for sharing this article.

  10. Pastor Chia on Jun 15, 2017 at 7:52 am

    George Reorich passion of learning and enthusiasm is remarkable. His ability of languages is incralible ,master 30 type of language. His and his father has contributed tibetan buddhism wise study until today. Nicholas Reorich painting has show us how much interest of their hard work of learning between different culture and bring closer people from western culture and eastern culture. George Reorich legancy will not be forgoten and inspire many of us until now about his strenge of study of knowleage with his passion.

  11. Mingwen on Jun 15, 2017 at 7:27 am

    Amazing! Another super human being!

    “George Roerich had petitioned the government to create a Nicholas Roerich Museum to house the various works he had brought with him. He gifted the Russian Museum 350 and the Novosibirsk Art Gallery 60 of his father’s paintings on the condition that they be permanently displayed. However the Russian Museum did not set up a permanent display of the work during George’s lifetime. To this day most of these paintings have never been on display for the public to view and remain in the dark and cold depths of its storage rooms.”

    But I wonder why the Russian do not appreciate his works..

  12. Andrea Lai on Jun 15, 2017 at 12:49 am

    George Reorich is brilliant. What really impressed was his capability in speaking 30 languages and dialects, which is rare talent in this century. Due to influence and strong support from his family, that lead him to great success and his works indeed inspired and benefit many.

    What I learn from this article is, the strength of one person’s desire and passion to achievement are uncontrollable and unlimited. Thank you Rinpoche and pastors for sharing this article.

  13. nicholas on Jun 14, 2017 at 11:55 pm

    George Roerich is truely inspiring. Ability to learn 30 languages and dialects is not easy but his enthusiasm and passion is remarkable.

    He learned everywhere he goes and his work gave an impact by exposing people in the USSR to eastern philosophy. It’s also quite touching to see how George returned the good name of the family and in particular of his parents back to Russia.

    A great thank you to this brilliant scholar, explorer and expert in Eastern religion, philosophy and culture whichhave left a long and lasting impact in Tibetan studies.

  14. pammie yap on Jun 14, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    He was indeed a smart person! In the beginning when I read that he could speak over 30 languages, I was already in awe. Before I continued reading, I could somehow feel that he did a lot when he was alive. And indeed, he did so much that lasted and impacted many. His family influenced him a lot I am sure, for all the wonderful deeds he did.

    I really like the paintings! The colors and type of drawings are very interesting and something I’d hang in my home. Especially the father’s paintings. But such a waste that it is not appreciated. I am sure it’s worth a lot now.

    Thank you Pastors, for the inspirational post. I enjoyed it very much!

  15. Pastor Henry Ooi on Jun 8, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    What an extraordinary person George Roerich was, pursuing what he loved with so much passion. For some people who can speak a few languages is considered a good linguist but George was about to speak 30 languages and dialects! This is incredible. He is a master linguist. Not only that, he was a brilliant scholar, explorer and expert in Eastern religion, philosophy, and culture. And he lived in the early 1900s, when there was much less access to gathering information for his researches. Amazing man.

  16. JOSE DARIO OCHOA on Jun 7, 2017 at 1:40 am

    I have read throughly this important and extenst history of this important high quality human personality as it was George Roerich, no doubt that he was very important human being during his lovely life.

  17. Lim Han Nee on May 20, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    Thank you for this beautiful article on George Roerich, Pastor Niral and Pastor Shin. This Light of the Morning Star – as he is so aptly called for his indomitable spirit, tenacity and drive to “merge scientific discoveries with the ancient wisdom of the East” – has packed into a lifetime so many achievements. He started mastering languages and studying the ancient history of countries like Egypt at the young age of 15 to become one of the world’s greatest Tibetologists and linguists. He has been credited with the mastery of over 30 languages!

    A man of many scholarly and artistic achievements as well as achievements of research and study, his crowning achievement must surely be the founding of the Urusvasti Himalaya Research Institute in Naggar, Kulu Valley. In terms of the Himalayas , George Roerich had said: “A forgotten civilization is concealed in the mountains; it keeps ancient wisdom and culture. It is here that the science which has found itself in a deadlock can find its renovation…”

    Nicholas , his father , had also dreamed of the setting up of the Uruswati in the Himalayas , stating that :”In these places where the great wisdom of the Rig-Vedas was crystallized, where Mahatmas themselves passed, here, in the caves and on the mountain tops, the power of human thought accumulated!”

    At the height of its fame, the institute had become one of the most distinguished learning centers of its time, with a high level of research and study and activities like expeditions into the Himalayas.In its heyday the institute was ahead of its time, blending both scientific discoveries with the ancient knowledge of the east. Unfortunately, owing to the looming financial crisis and World War II, the institute ceased operations.

    George Roerich’s legacy includes many great works.One of the greatest is his composition of “Tibetan Paintings”. In this work, which he authored when he was only 23, he charted the historical origins and development of Tibetan religious art.This work contains detailed descriptions of Buddha deities and rare photos of Tibetan thangkas and paintings.

    George Roerich was also instrumental in getting his parents’ and his family’s name cleared with the Russian authorities. “It was on his advocacy and work that academics and the general population came to love the Roerich family”. It was also due to his efforts that the first exhibitions of Nicholas Roerich’s works were organised in Moscow and other major cities in Russia.

    George Roerich was a star that shone so very brightly in the firmament in his time.

  18. Pastor David Lai on May 17, 2017 at 11:55 pm

    George must have been an unusual intellect who was somewhat brought to his potential from an equally unusual family in their passion for the east. I love their pioneering artwork, field work into the mysterious Tibet and I am glad that much of what they painted and wrote about are still available for us to read.

    I have always loved Nicholas Roerich’s warm, colorful and somewhat abstract paintings. I think George himself was instrumental particularly in sparking the Western interest and initial understanding of the Tibetan culture sphere especially from within the Russian perspective. It’s incredible how the work of one person can have such huge impact. From his amazing works and anecdotes, we can already catch a glimpse of an incredibly intelligent man and had received much of his life’s work was very much what his father had done. It’s good that the body of artwork and writings are being protected for posterity.

  19. wan wai meng on May 17, 2017 at 12:15 am

    The Roerich family contributed to Tibetan buddhism being still widely studied today. It was very courageous of George to go back to Russia, at a time when the Cold War was at a peak, and spirituality eastern or western type are not exactly widely sought after in the Soviet Union then. Still during the short years he was in Russia, he created many scholars who were interested in Tibetology and indology.

  20. May Ong on May 12, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    Dear Pastor Shin – this article is well researched, well written and was able to portray the kind of quality George Roerich possessed in his days of a prolific researcher, historian, preserver of history and ancient wisdom. If he hadn’t done and donated generously his works to us today, we wouldn’t have such opportunity to read about his great deeds now. An enlightening article indeed and enjoyed reading it.

    • Pastor Shin on May 13, 2017 at 10:39 am

      Hi May,
      I’m glad you enjoyed the article. Pastor Niral and I enjoyed working on and getting to know this Tibetologist, explorer and author. Thanks to Pastor Niral who read through much about and presented George Roerich’s amazing life in a succinct style. Pastor Niral is currently working on another explorer, I look forward to read that article soon. In the meantime, scroll up to the “For more interesting information:” section above to read about more adventurers like: Alexandra David-Néel and Ekai Kawaguchi.

  21. Samfoonheei on May 12, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    George Roerich was indeed a man with strong will power Being unique, different and special …..Interesting biography of such a man doing more being from a country like Russia to benefits many in a Buddhism in Tibet and so forth. George Roerich was known for his learning ,scholarly ability ,Tibatan paintings and writing of books.He was an inspired scientist and thinker doing research of Tibetan Buddhism.He even has a collection of rare Tibetan paintings and Thangkas with detailed descriptions of various Buddhas and deities.
    His work had a great impact on the lives of many and for generations to come.
    “We must do that which we think we cannot.”
    …. Eleanor Roosevelt
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Shin Tan for sharing this interesting biography which i do enjoyed reading.

  22. Stella Cheang on May 11, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    Thank you, Pastor Shin, for this article. It is inspiring to read the biography of a strong character who keeps working on what he/she believes in against all the odds. George Roerich is one such character in my opinion. He was born to the famous Nicholas Roerich, yet George is a legacy on his own rights. He exposed people in the Soviet Union to Eastern philosophy and more importantly Buddhism.

    Despite at a very striving time where the good name of his family was misconstrued due to their involvement in the institutions of other countries. George Roerich as patriotic. He meant to bring his parents back to the Soviet Unions and put his father’s work on permanent display in state-own museums. Unfortunately, these wishes did not materialize. I will certainly look forward to reading one of his books.

  23. Paul Yap on May 10, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    George Roerich and family are indeed very unusual outstanding family. I found that their talents are somehow gifted. For someone who grew up in Russia, with different culture, languages and belief, their family have ended up in the Himalayan doing much research of the culture and religion, in particular Tibetan Buddhism. I felt like this family has a very deep affinity in their past life, and their mission is to promote Buddhism to the world for greater benefits.

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  • sarassitham
    Wednesday, Oct 21. 2020 05:11 PM
    Really love this mysterious and yet beautiful, sacred and holy place. The temple is beautiful preserved with remarkable facts of tantric legacy. This sixty four yogini temple is very unique in many ways and all the yoginis represents the sixty four arts which very fascinating. I believe there are a lot more to discover from this temple.

    Thank you for the article sharing, I’m blessed to see the holy place and hope to visit them.

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  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Oct 21. 2020 01:33 PM
    Dorje Shugden, the special protector emanation of Manjushri is a fully enlightened being which will help us at all times when we truly trusted and have faith in him and our Guru.

    There is nothing that is too small or too big or daunting for him, when it comes to helping us.I fold my hands in great faith and devotion to Dorje Shugden.Thank you for sharing this wonderful story and experience with us.


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  • sarassitham
    Tuesday, Oct 20. 2020 11:52 PM
    I believe that in life, we come across so many different experiences and opportunities to learn and grow, and in turn, every choice we make and everything that we go through shapes us into who we are. Challenging situations take us beyond our comfort zone and trigger fears and anxieties but also have the power to become moments of truth.

    It takes a lot of time to reached a level of acceptance and by doing dharma work we are trying to inculcate compassion into our lives . This powerful teaching helps to purify our karma and transform our thoughts.

    Thank you for the sharing, It serves as a reminder for all of us, of the reason why we are doing Dharma work and what kind of attitude one should have.

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  • S.Prathap
    Tuesday, Oct 20. 2020 05:37 PM
    This is one of the most sacred sites in all of Buddhism. Yearly thousands of Hindus and Buddhists pilgrims and tourist from all over the world will be come to The Mahabodhi Temple.

    This sacred sites is definitely imbued with the positive energies and blessings of great beings.Thank you very much for the good write up and share this nice article with us
  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Oct 19. 2020 04:52 PM
    Reading this article really me open up my views of what is existing beyond my imagination.They then discovered that the possibility of life on other planets ,the existence of black holes, and so forth.
    The universe, outer space, the galaxies have always fascinated me since I was very very young. I loved pictorial books on planets and space.Thank you very much for the good sharing.
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Oct 18. 2020 04:22 PM
    Niguma is considered one of the most important and influential yoginis and Vajrayana teachers. A mysterious eleventh-century Kashmiri woman who became the source of a major Tibetan Buddhist practice lineage. Niguma was considered an emanation of the great dakini Mandarava. The legacy of Niguma’s teachings and spiritual practices is still available today within the Shangpa Kagyu tradition. Her teachings are also embodied within the Gelug school as well as the other sects of Tibetan Buddhism. Interesting related to Niguma and Khyungpo Naljor about the 500 gold coins and so forth. A very rare insight into the unusual role of women in the development of Buddhist history.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David so this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/niguma-mistress-of-illusion.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Oct 18. 2020 04:20 PM
    I was once a hypocrites before but coming to Dharma I came out from a nut shell and still learning. Positive thinking, rather, is used so that we can learn, grow, and evolve from what we experience in life. When failure is possible, view it as a challenge, as it makes us stronger. Accept whatever comes along , mistakes and try to correct it and move on. Its better to learn our mistakes then not knowing it. I don’t mind to accept mistakes as I learn from it , with a positive mind. Profound teachings indeed.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great teachings. Will read again and again to remind myself.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/49708.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Oct 18. 2020 04:17 PM
    Great teachings …..doing purification practice through Vajrasattva’s practice and prostrations. I have plenty to go , glad to come across this old article which I will try to absolve whatever much I could. Reading it , I realised its indeed a very beneficial and effective practice in purifying our negative karma. Since the MCO I have been doing prostrations I could feel a peace and calmness within my mind.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great teaching which I truly treasured.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/vajrasattva-and-prostrations-transcript.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 17. 2020 01:02 PM
    The Potala Palace is a fortress in the city of Lhasa, in Tibet. It was once a winter imperial palace of the Dalai Lamas but has been a museum since then . This palace is the highest ancient palace in the world, it also once served as a seat of government, and monastery, it’s now a must visit place for Tibet . As the most iconic architecture and top UNESCO world heritage Site in Tibet, at 3750 m . From the Palace one could see the whole area of the Holy Lhasa city. constructed in the 18th century, is a masterpiece of Tibetan art. The beauty of this Palace and the ancient architecture of the buildings integration in a striking landscape, added to their historic and religious interest. Hundred thousands of pilgrims visited this Holy city yearly. I am fortunate to have gone to this Holy sites with my friends. Worth going on a pilgrimage .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/potala.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 17. 2020 01:00 PM
    Dungkar Lozang Trinlé a Tibetan historian and Buddhist scholar was one of the most important Tibetan historians of the 20th century. He was recognised as the eighth incarnation of Dungdkar Rinpoche. an expert on traditional poetics and a campaigner for modern Tibetan education and cultural development, a rare polymath among Tibetan scholars of the 20th century. After years of forced labour during the Cultural Revolution, he became a leading advocate of education in the Tibetan language. His legacy lives on till this day in his prodigious array of Tibetan-language historical texts and important commentaries on religious subjects. He was well known, recognized by many and also internationally.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-eighth-dungkar-dungkar-lobzang-trinle.html
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    Friday, Oct 16. 2020 10:00 PM
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  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Oct 16. 2020 01:52 PM
    Panchen Sonam Drakpa the Fifteenth Ganden Tripa, throneholder of Ganden Monastery was a great master, writer, abbot of all monastic universities. His texts form the core curriculum for most Gelugpa monasteries. He was unique, having served as abbot of the three main Gelug monasteries – Ganden, Sera and Drepung. His collected works spans fourteen volumes, constituting the main textbooks which are used till today in the educational curriculum. His works are highly regarded and been relied on by monks to this day in Drepung Loseling and Ganden Shartse Monasteries. He worked for the welfare of others and the Dharma until he entered clear light.
    Interesting read of a GREAT Lama.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/panchen-sonam-drakpa.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Oct 16. 2020 01:50 PM
    History is full of unexplained mysteries, and for some reason, we as humans tend to concentrate on the mysterious things more than the undeniable facts. I do enjoyed reading all these mysteries , unexplained and unsolved events. Every one of us might has had weird experiences, things that happen in life. Unexplained phenomena always caught the public eyes imagination. Due to some sort of supernatural connection, it could be strange sightings. Amazing of how Astronaut carving was found on a cathedral that was built 1100 years ago. A picture of a giant mystery river snake wending its way down a tropical river, in Southeast Asia . This I have read about it sometimes ago in papers. A great grandmother’s face seen in the photo of an American girl taken in her cell phone . Well these pictures were unexplained and very mysteries indeed.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/10-global-mysterious-events.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Oct 16. 2020 01:48 PM
    Interesting read ….Sonam Yeshe Wangpo was unmistaken incarnation of Panchen Sonam Drakpa. At such a young tulku (reincarnated lama), he was already giving teachings and inspired those present in the hall. He completed his monastic ordination under many great masters , abbots and so forth. He did travelled tremendously and giving various teachings. Throughout the journey he even composed notable verses of praise of the Dalai Lama along with many ritual liturgies. However, he entered clear light when he was only 37 years old.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/sonam-yeshe-wangpo.html

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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat's land here in Malaysia
Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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The Largest Buddha Shakyamuni in Russia | 俄罗斯最大的释迦牟尼佛画像- https://bit.ly/2Wpclni
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Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
This is pretty amazing!

First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
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Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families  ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
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Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
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We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
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More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
5 months ago
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Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
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KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
7 months ago
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
7 months ago
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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