Ku Shulan, Goddess of Paper Cut

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Ku Shulan was born in 1920 to a poor peasant family in a small Chinese village called Wang in Xunyi County, Shaanxi province. At the age of 9, her feet were bound by her mother and after leaving school at 15, she began to learn embroidery and jianzhi (papercutting) as part of her training for marriage. She was married at the age of 17 to a husband who regularly abused her throughout their life together, and gave birth to 13 children, 10 of whom died of starvation or disease before they reached adulthood.

In spite of the extraordinary privations and hardships she endured, Ku Shulan, who never learned to read and write, persisted with her papercutting throughout her adult life and in 1980, her extraordinary talent in jianzhi was discovered by Shanxi Province Cultural Center, after which she was invited to teach and direct papercutting in her province. Soon after, her reputation rose immensely, and Ku was bestowed many domestic awards. In 1996, Ku was designated “Master of China Folk Art and Crafts” by UNESCO. Ku Shulan died in 2004 aged 84, but her popularity and reputation continue to grow.

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Transcending the Mundane

In 2006, a sculpture of coloured papercutting artJiangwa la ma Meixiang qi (Jiangwa leads the horse while Meixiang rides) stood at the newly built Xunyi County Central Cultural Square. This sculpture showcased the great artistic charm of the regional Xunyi style of papercutting. The handcrafted piece originated from a native rural woman, Ku Shulan, who was born and raised in Xunyi County.

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Ku Shulan (1920-2004),
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Over her long career of creating papercutting arts, Ku Shulan mastered the collage technique, which combined different layers of colourful papers. This created a unique artistic style of folk papercutting.

Ku Shulan is the best representative of the colour papercutting art of Xunyi County, the hometown of papercutting art.

On October 12, 1920, Ku Shulan was born in Xunyi County. At the age of 17, she was married off to Sunjiatai Village in the same county. Her husband, Sun Baoyin, was a typical farmer. Due to the large number of people in her in-laws’ family and the small amount of cultivated land, it was difficult to maintain a decent standard of living. In March 1948, Ku Shulan and her husband moved with their children to her native village, and made a living by renting and cultivating land. After the founding of New China, her family received their own land, which drastically improved their lives.

Ku Shulan was a well-known and busy person in her local area. During festivals, she was asked by the villagers to produce papercuttings or embroideries. When there was a wedding, she was never left out in the preparation of the dowry. Whenever a new house was built in the village, she would work hard to cut patterns for the wall borders, ceilings, and windows. She also used colourful papercuts to dress up the cave-home she lived in. On the ceiling of her cave-home, there are papercuts of the sun, the moon and stars, as well as birds and beasts. On the wall, there were peony flowers, lotus lanterns, images of bodhisattvas, in addition to fishes surrounding lotus plants, grape vines with small mice and more. These stunning works of art are resplendent in various colours. Her dwelling was an astonishing art palace.

 

Unique Xunyi Style

Ku Shulan's extraordinary talent in papercutting was discovered by Shaanxi Province Cultural Centre during the second papercutting survey in Xunyi County in 1980.

Ku Shulan’s extraordinary talent in papercutting was discovered by Shaanxi Province Cultural Centre during the second papercutting survey in Xunyi County in 1980.

Ku Shulan was a folk papercutting artist discovered during the second papercutting survey in Xunyi County in 1980. Her inspired creations utilised colourful wax paper through cutting, sticking, lining and other techniques.
Ku Shulan’s papercutting works broke away from the traditional monochromatic papercutting model: its methods of expression and composition are pluralistic and two-dimensional.

The portrayal of flowers, trees, humans and animals are very symbolic, adding depth to what could have been an exclusively decorative art. In the treatment of apparel and finery, she imitated shadow art, pursuing complexity and brilliance, laying the foundation of dark colour and matching them with light colour patterns, imitating the effect of hollow space one might see in carvings.

Her expert use of colour contrast, intervals, and complex colour changes on white paper all made her works appear vibrant and lively with their various layers. This complex, gorgeous and colourful papercutting art combined multiple interesting features so her works had a greater emotional and visual impact.

 

Songs and Arts

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Jiangwa la ma Meixiang qi 《江娃拉马梅香骑》, Jiangwa Leads the Horse While Meixiang Rides. Produced in 1990.
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Ku Shulan’s works are intricately connected to folk songs. She used folk songs to interpret her works, and used papercutting to express her heart’s songs. This is another feature of Ku Shulan’s papercutting art.

Jiangwa la ma Meixiang qi is one of the best representations of Ku Shulan’s works. In the middle of this papercutting picture is the wife, called Meixiang. She rides sideways on a red horse and holds the stem of a flower.

The groom, Jiangwa, leads a horse and holds a whip in one hand. The characters are surrounded by the idyllic scenery of birds and flowers, and the whole picture is filled with a happy and festive atmosphere.

Ku Shulan sang the following folk song to interpret this paper cut:

“Woodpecker, pecking at the bark,
Jiangwa leads the horse and Meixiang rides it.
Jiangwa takes the whip and hits Meixiang on the tip of her toe.
Meixiang says, ‘Oh, it hurts!’
Jiang Wa then says, ‘Meixiang and I will get along just fine!”

This folk song describes the scene of the young couple’s flirting on the way back to the bride’s family home, which greatly enriches and expands the content of the papercutting work, giving the viewer a better understanding and appreciation of the context.

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Kong Kong Shu 《空空树》, Empty Tree. Produced in 1999.
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Another papercutting work by Ku Shulan, “Empty Tree” is also related to a folk song.

The whole work of “Empty Tree” is a dead tree cut out in black.

The dead branches stretch on the tree, crisscrossing, and the bees that dance between the dead branches seem to buzz from their place on the paper. The picture, though static, is dynamic and full of vitality.

Although there is no subject to represent “I” in the papercutting piece itself, this piece of art actually represents the scene of the fight between the bees and the human, which is supplemented by the folk song Ku Shulan created, giving the people who admire her papercutting a rich sense of association of ideas and what you don’t see in the picture. Many of Ku Shulan’s paper cuts are complemented by the local folk songs, and in their synthesis, evoke a lively and dynamic melody.

When Ku Shulan created this piece, she snipped and sang:

“In the middle of the month, in mid-February,
I went to the vegetable garden to work on the leeks.

The vegetable garden has an empty tree,
Empty tree, tree empty.

There are bees on the empty tree.
The bees sting me, I cover the bee,
and the bees sting my head till it swells and I’m dizzy.”

 

The Awakening

One day in the early spring of 1985, Ku Shulan accidentally fell from a cliff of more than 5 metres in front of a house, causing multiple injuries to her body and knocking her unconscious for more than 40 days. Just as her family was preparing for the worst, she miraculously survived. After recovery, Ku Shulan eagerly took up the scissors, cutting and singing:

“The papercutting goddess passed the words,
it’s embarrassing to not have a temple,
climbing the ravine and strolling on the slopes.

On hot days, one has to take shades on tree tops,
and on cold days, one has to go under the sun to keep warm.

Entering my home, it’s free and easy,
simply admire the beautiful view in the garden”.

“The paper cuts of others are of chess, art, music, literature and paintings, the eight treasures and auspicious symbols, while what I cut are the red paper and green circles, ” she said. Immersed in the creations day and night, Ku Shulan worked on her unique art tirelessly. She and her two assistants spent 45 days to complete the “The Goddess of Paper Cut.” With a height of 400 cm (157.5 inches) and a width of 171 cm (67.3 inches), “The Goddess of Paper Cut” was one of her best creations during her artistic peak.

Jianhua Niangzi 《剪花娘子》, The Goddess of Paper Cut. Produced in 1989 (click to enlarge)

“The Goddess of Paper Cut” undoubtedly brought glory, confidence and strength to Ku Shulan. In the interviews with experts and journalists, Ku Shulan in her later years often said with her hands on her hips. “I am the papercutting goddess. You see that I am audacious!” Then she laughed.

“The Goddess of Paper Cut” is rich, colourful, and majestic in composition. In a magnificent house under the illumination of two lotus lamps, the Goddess of Paper Cut is adorned with a phoenix crown and a beautiful cape. She holds silver scissors and sprinkles beauty into the world. Distributing the elixir of life or wondrous medicine, she brings health and tranquillity to the world.

Ku Shulan skilfully borrows the artistic image of “The Goddess of Paper Cut” to present human dignity, and the elegance and nobility of women. Thus, the folk papercutting expresses the sublime beauty, sanctity, and grandeur of the feminine. Ku Shulan’s colour papercutting art was near perfection– it attracted the attention of the local art scene in China and entered the galleries of global art.

 

Awards & Recognitions

Ku Shulan’s artwork, Jiangwa la ma Meixiang qi, was featured as one of China Post’s papercutting series of stamps, released in 2018 (click to enlarge)

In May 1986 and May 1988, in the Xunyi Folk Papercutting Exhibition held by Xi’an Artists Gallery and the National Art Museum of China, Ku Shulan’s papercutting works were exhibited.

In 1989, relevant experts, scholars, and folk art workers from 23 provinces and municipalities across China made a special trip to study the papercutting creations of Ku Shulan.

In 1992, in the 2nd China National Culture Expo and Folk Art Exhibition, Ku Shulan’s works won the Special Award.

In 1994, in the Great Exhibition of Chinese Folk Art, Ku Shulan was awarded the gold medal by the Ministry of Culture.

In 1995, when the World Women’s Congress was held in Beijing, the special papercutting works of Ku Shulan were exhibited at the Central Academy of Art.

In March 1996, Ku Shulan was awarded the title “Master of Chinese Folk Art and Crafts” by UNESCO.

In March 1997, “Papercutting Goddess Ku Shulan” (upper and lower volumes) were published by Taiwan Hansheng Publishing House, and at the same time, a papercutting exhibition and an expert symposium were held in Taipei for Ku Shulan.

In November 1997, Ku Shulan was invited to the Hong Kong Chinese Folk Traditional Arts Festival to conduct papercutting performances and academic lectures.

In October 2000, the Japanese director and the executive director of the Media Center in the Central Academy of Fine Arts accompanied Lu Shengzhong to interview Ku Shulan, and made a feature film to be broadcasted in Japan and Southeast Asia.

In 2001, Ku Shulan’s papercutting participated in the Art Exchange Exhibition of the United Nations member states and received wide acclaim.

In 2003, “Ku Shulan·Papercutting Goddess Legend” was published by Hunan Fine Arts Publishing House and distributed in the whole of China.

On December 19, 2004, Ku Shulan died of illness at 84 years old. Ku Shulan has forty or fifty successors in Xunyi County. Their ages are now between 60 and 70 years old and they have worked with Ku Shulan for more than 20 years.

 

What Others Said About Her Work

“Ku Shulan is a leader among the many women in China’s vast countryside. She is a unique individual and is one of the treasures of the Chinese culture and the pride of China. To this day, my belief in that becomes stronger. I can tell you that she is the first seed among the folk artists I have found so far. A real master appears every few hundred years. Matisse also created beautiful paper cuts. If he is a real artist, I believe he will show respect to Ku Shulan if he were to meet her. ” Ku Shulan and her coloured paper cuttings are the jewel of Chinese folk art and will remain forever so.”

Professor Yang Xianrang, the former director of the Department of Folk Art at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, in the article “Ku Shulan Passes, the Papercutting Goddess Lives on Forever in the World”

“Ku Shulan’s works do not simulate nature’s image, but in the method of conceptual modelling, profoundly expressing the sublime and longing of a spiritual self.”

Lu Shengzhong, Professor of Central Academy of Fine Arts

“Ku Shulan is good at combining various images through collages to highlight the main characters. The overall sense and rhythm are very strong, and through these romantic, optimistic and fictional images, one can see the purity and kind-heartedness of the artist. And her amazing artistic mind.”

Zhang Fenggao, President of the Chinese Papercutting Society

“Ku Shulan is an outstanding representative of Chinese women. She is both a great mother and a recognised world-class papercutting artist.”

Professor Zhang Daoyi, Department of Art, Southeast University

“Ku Shulan’s papercutting is unprecedented, and the artistic image she created is raw and vivid. The composition is sturdy and simple, and the colour contrast is strong yet harmonious.”

Zuo Hanzhong, Editor of Hunan Fine Arts Publishing House

 

A Humble Soul

Ku Shulan suffered a life of hardship. On top of that, she has long suffered from the pain caused by bound feet and lower back pain. She has to kneel down to cut vegetables and cook.

Ku Shulan suffered a life of hardship. On top of that, she has long suffered from the pain caused by bound feet and lower back pain. She has to kneel down to cut vegetables and cook.

Life’s difficulties did not make Ku Shulan lose hope. She called herself “Papercutting Goddess”, a symbol of spirit, which gave her the courage to overcome life’s hardships. This is a valuable spiritual quality of rural women in China.

After the publication of her papercutting works, they strongly resonated with the whole community, and the media made many glamourous reports about her. However, Ku Shulan’s life never changed despite her world-class honours.

For Ku Shulan, papercutting was her heartfelt passion, which manifested in endless inspiration. Her works are colourful, full of images, and vibrant in colours, which can’t be created by a mind of mental distress or pessimism. Her legacy was not only the papercutting arts of great artistic value, but also her spirit of tenacity, perseverance, and not giving up in the face of difficulties.

 

Xunyi Ku Shulan Papercutting Memorial Hall (旬邑库淑兰剪纸纪念馆)

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Xunyi colour papercutting is a folk art that developed from monochrome papercutting towards the end of the Qing Dynasty to the early days of the Republic of China. It is more than 1000 years old. It is influenced by folk embroidery and papercutting. The artworks are mainly used for weddings and festivals in rural areas. Attached to and displayed at prominent indoor locations, such as wall enclosures, doors and windows, kiln roofs, and on top of cabinets, they add a festive atmosphere to the events.

In 1984, the Xunyi Ku Shulan Papercutting Memorial Hall was established. The memorial hall has built-up area of 400 square metres (4305 square feet). It displays over 6,000 pieces of work. The Xunyi colour papercutting art has been commended in China and abroad for its unique artistic style.

The works have been collected by the National Art Museum of China, and various museums and art galleries in Shanghai, Hunan, Guangdong, Shaanxi, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan.

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Her papercutting works have been exported to more than 20 countries including Japan, the United States, Canada, and Singapore. In 1997, the Xunyi colour papercutting exhibition was held in Taiwan and Hong Kong. The Ministry of Culture awarded Xunyi County as the “Culturally Advanced County”, “Hometown of Chinese Folk Papercutting”, “Chinese Modern Folk Painting Township”, and “Hometown of Chinese Folk Culture and Art”.

The Ku Shulan Papercutting Memorial Hall is located on the second floor of the Xunyi County Cultural Promotion Center (旬邑县文化宣传中心). The hall has a wide range of works. At present, all the works of colour papercutting created by Ku Shulan have been included in the provincial and national intangible cultural heritage protection list.

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How to get there

You can reach Xunyi County in Shaanxi province via an international flight to Xi’an Xianyang International Airport. Xunyi County is 1 hour 20 minutes away from the airport.

At Xunyi County, you can drive, take a taxi or a bus to the Memorial Hall.

Route: Yinbai Expressway → 306 Provincial Highway Branch → West Street → Zhongshan Street

Location
Zhongshan Street, Xianyang City,
Xunyi County,
Shaanxi province.

Opening hours
9am – 5pm

Admission Fees
Free admission

 

Ku Shulan’s Artworks

Below are more artworks from Ku Shulan that we would like to share with you.

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Sources:

  • 小栗子,“【看道民艺】一个女人的史诗·剪花娘子库淑兰”, September 30, 2016, https://m.taihuoniao.com/topic/view-113881-0.html (accessed: 15 May 2019)
  • 相约久久,“咸阳古豳文化博览园旅游攻略之库淑兰剪纸纪念馆”, https://www.meet99.com/jingdian-gubinwenhua-131834.html (accessed: 15 May 2019)
  • 半夜三更看视界,“品古豳風,解讀剪花娘子庫淑蘭!”, September 17, 2018, https://kknews.cc/culture/yeg3olk.html (accessed: 15 May 2019)
  • 长冰影像,“陝西旬邑剪花娘子庫淑蘭困苦一生民間工藝美術大師享譽國內外”, November 11, 2017, https://kknews.cc/culture/y2ynz9k.html (accessed: 15 May 2019)
  • Ellcock, Stephen, “Ku Shulan, Goddess of Paper Cut”, https://www.facebook.com/stephen.ellcock/media_set?set=a.10152282427180337 (accessed: 15 May 2019)
  • 旬邑文库, “民间美术卷”, http://new.snxunyi.gov.cn/wcm.files/upload/CMSxy/201611/201611090530027.pdf (accessed: 15 May 2019)

 

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  1. Chris on Jun 24, 2019 at 1:54 am

    Thank you, Rinpoche and the blog team for sharing the story of KuShuLan. She is indeed a talented artist with a strong mind. From her artwork, we can see that she is a person that has a lot of imagination and joy within her despite the condition that she lives in.

    People from the same area will not be able to do what she did because of the difficulties that they face in their daily lives. That is a place that is full of dust, and almost everybody is living in poverty. She is tormented by her bound feet and low back pain that she suffered in.

    With her talent, she can create her little paradise, and her talent is being recognised widely. This is due to her tenacity in creating something beautiful out of her difficult life.

  2. Sofi on Jun 21, 2019 at 10:05 am

    Ku Shulan is such a talent. Having gone through such a difficult live and still kept this talent going is an amazement in itself. It is such a dying art as nowadays most things are already machine made. Therefore we should be appreciative to talents as as Ku Shulan who kept it alive and passed the paper cutting methods on to her students, who are mostly also in their senior years. China is such a big country and within each pocket, there are talents of all sorts. I am glad that China sees the importance in the preservation of these arts that are fast loosing to the modern living, either disinterest in learning or loosing out to mass production factories. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing Ku Shulan’s story and beautiful talent.

  3. YT on Jun 11, 2019 at 4:46 pm

    Ku Shulan’s art is very beautiful and she deserves to have a museum of her own. I think Ku Shulan is a very inspirational person. She did not have much education, live in poverty, she had suffered quite a lot in her life but she was still able to produce art that is so vibrant and colourful.

    Ku Shulan had 2 choices, be defeated by her destiny, feeling sorry and bitter for herself all the time and living in misery or she can change her focus and make her life more bearable. She had chosen the latter. She found comfort in art, even though what she had experience in life were not pleasant, but her art was a true expression of how she felt deep down. She chose to be happy and she chose to share her happiness with people.

    Life may be tough but the toughness in life is created by ourselves, we have created the causes for it so we have to accept it, change our action now if we desire a different outcome. Life is actually hopeful if we truly accept karma. Knowing we will get what sow, we better sow good seeds now. Be regretful of the wrongs we have done and not to repeat them and cultivate good habits and good quality so that we will start creating positive causes for positive results.

  4. Pastor Albert on Jun 10, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    I may not be artistic enough to appreciate her work, but one thing for sure, Im inspired by her life and her determination, many people these days, when we face problems and difficulties, we tend to give up easily and always change our path due to the convenience of the situation, I admire Ku Shu Lan for her persistence and her consistency in her work despite with all the hardship she is going through. The abuse from her husband did not defeat her, the sickness she has does not defeat her, her living condition does not defeat her, her poverty does not defeat her, Ku Shu Lan is a very strong lady I would say and her passion towards her paper cutting work keeps her alive.

  5. Sarassitham on Jun 1, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    Clearly an original piece from China to derive inspiration from. It would be nice to see more unique pieces as these. People find many ways to cope with hardships faced in life. And the sufferings endured by this talented artist led to the creation of artworks that carries the colourful stories of her experiences. Nice!

  6. Samfoonheei on May 30, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    Inspiring article of a such a courageous and determination lady who has suffered and go through a lot of hardship to be where she was. All the hardships she endured pays off when her extraordinary talent in paper cutting was discovered by Shanxi Province Cultural Center. Ku Shulan was called a Goddess of paper cut , as her paper-cutting works have won her several rewards. Wow …… she was designated as “Master of China Folk Art and Crafts” by UNESCO. Even though she has passed away yet her popularity and reputation still continue to grow. She has created a unique coloured paper-cutting art works throughout all her life till her passing. Her special paper cutting works were exhibited in many parts across of China.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring and wonderful article.

  7. R.Ummamageswari on May 24, 2019 at 10:32 am

    Ku Shulan is a inspiring women as i know and i realized this after reading this article. She doesn’t have a good marriage life but she has a very good talent in paper cutting. Even though she doesn’t have a good backbone, she still cuts vegetables for her family.

    She is very creative and her creativity is known worldwide but her life didn’t change by that. She didn’t waste her life by worrying about her family situation but she get up by using her creativity. Thank you.

  8. Pastor Lanse on May 22, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    “当我迫不及待地问她剪纸作品的内涵时,库淑兰说不出什么道道儿,不过老大娘有更为绝妙的表达方式。她指着那“剪花娘子”的作品,脱口唱了起来:“剪花娘子把言传,爬沟溜渠在外边。没有庙院实难堪,热里来了树梢钻,冷里来了烤暖暖。进得库淑兰家里边,清清闲闲真好看,好似庙院把景观⋯⋯人家剪的琴棋书画八宝如意,我剪花娘子铰的是红纸绿圈圈。”此时的她神情灿烂得像一朵花,心里充满阳光,手舞足蹈,如痴如醉。”

    感谢仁波切的分享,让我第一次留意到这位民间剪纸艺术家。这是从别处看到的一段关于库淑兰的侧写。我觉得写得很有画面,就抄了下来跟大家分享,看看这位淳朴的大娘是怎么看待剪纸的。我不懂艺术,但我想,一个用生命去热爱,去创造,把对生命的热情融入作品中,再让作品反过来带给生命色彩的作品,应该都会是令人感动的作品。

  9. Tsa Tsa Ong on May 21, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    A truly inspiring bittersweet life story of Ku Shu Lan. She finds true joy and happiness from her unique papercutting from her hardship . Her papercutting designs are very colorful and beautiful. Very different from the ones we normally cut for festivals. This is the first time i have seen such beautiful and colorful papercutting. Thank you very much Rinpoche and blog team for sharing such an inspiring story. 👏👍🙏😘🌈

  10. Yee Yin on May 20, 2019 at 10:27 pm

    Ku Shulan was not born in a good family. She did not sound to have a good life. She didn’t have the opportunity to get an education and she was married to a husband who always abused her. Her life was just miserable.

    Even though her life was miserable, but she had a very strong passion for papercutting arts. Perhaps this was how she could express her feelings and bring some joy in her. Her works are very vibrant and full of energy. She was not defeated by her tough and difficult life.

    I think everyone needs to have a passion for something. Passion keeps us going and gives us hope. When we have passion, we are motivated to find ways to achieve what we that. Passion is the reason for us to wake up every day and actually looking forward to another day. I guess this was how Ku Shulan managed to get through the difficulties in life.

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  • Lin Mun
    Monday, Jun 24. 2019 09:29 PM
    Rinpoche is very kind to share Dorje Shugden to all of us. There are so many high lamas who can confirmed that Dorje Shugden is emanation of Manjushri and is very beneficial especially during this period. In order to bring the practise do us Rinpoche has to withstand many negative comments and threat from the Tibetans and non Dorje Shugden practitioners. Rinpoche has taken so much effort to give us this knowledge despite all the challenges. Thank you Rinpoche and team for all the great work. We can learn all about Dorje Shugden through this website and other articles. Always making it so convenient for all to access. May everyone around the world have the opportunities to meet Dorje Shugden and engage in this holy practise.
  • sarassitham
    Monday, Jun 24. 2019 04:41 PM
    I was so much fortune to come across reading this article. A full life journey and activities of Lord Buddha was well seen in the stunning and beautiful photographs. The amazing photos looked so much real and wonderful. Thanking you so much for the sharing and had a good feel and touch.

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  • Ummamageswari
    Monday, Jun 24. 2019 01:14 PM
    Thank you so much for this article. It is true that these pujas that is done in Kechara Forest Retreat provide all of us with powerful protection, purification, good health, wealth and abundance, and the blessings of the enlightened beings.

    Admission is free and all are welcome. All of us are encouraged to attend this potent puja in person. It is important to observe a strict vegetarian diet with no black foods (onions, garlic, meat, fish, eggs, radishes, alcohol) one day before and on the day of the puja itself.

    Read more: https://bit.ly/2C8WVYK
  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Jun 24. 2019 01:04 PM
    This is really horrible.Very sad to know cows are skinned alive for the skin, and for that, their limbs are being cut off.Let s stand up for these animals who cannot express themselves through words.

    We have to be kind to the animals .Consider opting for animal -friendly fashion item. Thanks for the article and hopefully with such imagery, more people would be aware and come to avoid leather and fur products.

    Read more : https://bit.ly/2Y9gg4G
  • Ummamageswari
    Monday, Jun 24. 2019 12:58 PM
    Thank you so much for this article. It is true that India is a beautiful country, where it is also the birthplace of many great thinkers, philosophers and teachers who have inspired great changes in society.

    Sangharakshita has highlighted the importance of the commitment in one’s spiritual life, the importance of a spiritual community, the special connection between religion and art, and the need for a ‘new society’ which supported aspirations and ethics based on Buddhism. Thank you.

    Read more: https://bit.ly/2BkTZHP
  • Ummamageswari
    Monday, Jun 24. 2019 12:44 PM
    Thank you so much for this article. By reading this article, i get to know that Choje-la is not an ordinary monk or person but also a highly trained monk who has been personally trained by the previous His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Domo Geshe Rinpoche where he has been fully authorized by Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche to be the official Panglung Oracle over 40 years back.

    Choje-la is a very knowledgeable monk, a very kindly, well-experienced monk who has no agenda, has very strong guru devotion and very pure in his monk vows. Thank you so much.

    Read more: https://bit.ly/2w1Mtiv
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jun 24. 2019 12:01 PM
    Stunning rime thangka of Samayavajra and Dorje Shugden. Colourful painted and standing out and seeing it is a blessing. In Tibetan Buddhism ,Samayavajra is one of the most powerful purification practices for broken samaya, degenerated commitments and vows. The incredible purificatory power of the Samayavajra puja is most effective when one feels great remorse and regret towards any negative actions performed in the past.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/samayavajra-the-purifier-of-spiritual-bonds
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jun 24. 2019 12:00 PM
    Truly stunning colourful pictures of paintings depicting the life and activities of Lord Buddha. Lovely and easy understandable for anyone to learn and understand the live story of Lord Buddha. The life story of the Buddha begins in Lumbini, near the border of Nepal and India, about 2,600 years ago, where Siddharta Gautama was born as a prince but renounced his worldly life and began a spiritual journey.
    Each painting tells a thousand words depicting the Buddha’s life.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing whereby anyone who see , will understand it .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/stunning-paintings-of-buddhas-life-story
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jun 24. 2019 11:58 AM
    The Chinese zodiac is an important factor to the Chinese culture where each year is represented by one of twelve animals. In the following order where Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and comes the Pig. The signs have been used for a very long time as a way of dating years in a 12-year cycle of the Chinese calendar. The importance of the zodiac to the Chinese culture is that the animal signs have been used in stories and folklore. This calendar can be traced back to the 14th century B.C. A zodiac system has existed in Chinese culture for more than 2,000 years ago. Recording to myths the first Chinese emperor, in 2637 B.C. invented the Chinese lunar calendar. In Chinese culture, the zodiac can be used to determine our fortune for the year. Over time the zodiacs became more and more integrated into everyday life, with different meanings and characteristics assigned to each animal. Interesting article where we could learn and understand of ourselves , just by clicking those button as mentioned in the blog. There’s many information from understanding of each zodiac such as a personality, fortune, compatibility, even to forecast your future and so forth. That’s wonderful at least we could somehow know where we stand and improve our weakness point.
    Thank you Rinpoche and writer team for this interesting article.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/horoscopes/the-chinese-zodiac.html
  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Jun 24. 2019 11:30 AM
    Thank you for the nice write up about wonderful Hong Kong.It is one of the world’s busiest and modern metropolitan cities.bout 40% of Hong Kong territory consists of protected country parks.

    A 20 minutes drive from just about anywhere will lead you to sublime beaches and lush green mountains.This article will be helpful for the first time visitor who plan a trip to Hong Kong.Thanks once again for sharing this article.

    Read more : https://bit.ly/2KzIp1M
  • Balachandran
    Monday, Jun 24. 2019 11:13 AM
    Balachandran on Jun 24, 2019 at 11:12 am
    உலகப் போரின் போது ஜெருசலத்திலிருந்து யூதர்கள் விரட்டியடிக்கப்பட்டனர். அவர்கள் தங்கள் சமயத்தையும், வழிபாட்டு முறைகளையும் பின்பற்ற முடியாமல் நாட்டைவிட்டே விரட்டியடிக்கப்பட்டனர்.
    அதேபோல் திபெத்தில் டோர்ஜே ஷுக்டேனை வழிபடுபவர்களுக்கு அன்றைய திபெத்திய தலைமைத்துவத்தின் ஆதரவாளர்கள் பலவித இன்னல்களைக் கொடுத்தனர். ஆனால் டோர்ஜே ஷுக்னேனை வழிபடுபவர்கள் இவர்களை எதிர்க்கவில்லை.
    இது போன்ற பிரச்சனைகள் பல நாடுகளில் இன்னும் உள்ளன. நாம் எல்லோரும் மனிதர்கள். தெய்வ வழிபாடுகள் மற்றும் வாழ்கைமுறைகள் என்பது அவரவர் வாழும் இடத்தில் தொன்றுதொட்டு வந்ததாகும்.
    இனம், சமயம், மொழி இவற்றால் மட்டும் மாறுபட்ட மனிதன் உலகத்தில் எங்கு வாழ்ந்தாலும் மனிதன் மனிதன்தான்.
    பிறக்கும்போதே இறப்பையும் நிர்னயிக்கப்பட்ட மனிதன், பிறப்புக்கும் இறப்புக்கும் இடையில் ஏன் இப்படி மாறுகிறான். ஏன் மனிதன் மட்டும் எல்லா உயிர்களையும் நேசித்து, இயற்கையையும் நேசித்து வாழாமல் இருக்கிறான்?
  • Chris
    Monday, Jun 24. 2019 01:55 AM
    Thank you, Rinpoche and the blog team for sharing the story of KuShuLan. She is indeed a talented artist with a strong mind. From her artwork, we can see that she is a person that has a lot of imagination and joy within her despite the condition that she lives in.

    People from the same area will not be able to do what she did because of the difficulties that they face in their daily lives. That is a place that is full of dust, and almost everybody is living in poverty. She is tormented by her bound feet and low back pain that she suffered in.

    With her talent, she can create her little paradise, and her talent is being recognised widely. This is due to her tenacity in creating something beautiful out of her difficult life.

    http://bit.ly/2VBwwcF
  • Yee Yin
    Monday, Jun 24. 2019 01:49 AM
    Some people have a very wrong perception to view spiritual practice as a way for losers to run away from problems and responsibility. However, the 3 spiritual practitioners in this article are very successful people in the secular world but they give up the material comfort and live a simple life. They are not losers, they see things beyond material possessions and comfort.

    Buddha Shakyamuni was the same, he was born as a prince and he had a very comfortable life but yet, he gave it up. He left his wife and infant child and went to seek the answer to the real meaning of life. It looked like he was very selfish but looked at how much good he had done since the day he gained enlightenment. He also liberated his family from sufferings. He may seem to be irresponsible but in reality, he was very compassionate to sacrifice his comfort so he can liberate everyone in this world.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/do-you-know-what-these-3-millionaires-did.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jun 23. 2019 01:14 PM
    Wow……beautiful rime thangka of Ksitigarbha, Buddha Amitabha and Dorje Shugden. Ksitigarbha is a transcendent bodhisattva of Mahayana Buddhism and is usually depicted as a Buddhist monk. Also known for his vow to take responsibility for the instruction of all beings in the six worlds between the death of Gautama Buddha and the rise of Maitreya, as well as his vow not to achieve Buddhahood until all hells are emptied.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing, a beautiful thangka to have in our home.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/ksitigarbha-the-bodhisattva-who-saves
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jun 23. 2019 01:12 PM
    Wow …. Beautiful rime thangka of Dorje Shugden depicted with Chenrezig and Vajrapani. Dorje Shugden is an emanation of the Buddha of Wisdom, Manjushri. A very unique style rime thangka.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/serthang-style-dorje-shugden

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We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
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Click on this picture and read about this very sad girl. Please offer your prayers for her to take a good rebirth. Tsem Rinpoche
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Bigfoot cafe in Bentong, Malaysia-Delicious vegetarian food in a beautiful setting- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
Tsem Rinpoche\'s personal shrine.
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Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
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In Kechara Forest Retreat- Bentong, Malaysia, we have a beautiful outdoor offering grotto dedicated to Lord Dorje Shugden who fulfills the wishes of many visitors- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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    This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
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    These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
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    Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
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    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
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    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
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    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
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    6 months ago
    Cute!
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    Uncle Wong
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    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
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    Cute baby owl found and rescued
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    Nice cups from Kechara!!
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    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
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    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
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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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    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
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    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
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    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
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    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
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