Nicholas Roerich & art (1874-1947)

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I recently stumbled upon a Nicholas Roerich Musuem website and I was very very amazed by his collection of art works. I am so surprised to see spiritual paintings and depictions of Tibet, Lama Tsongkhapa and Buddha Maitreya in his collections. I am so happy to see this and I thank the Nicholas Roerich’s Museum of New York for having his art preserved and shared online. It is a treasure of the past we can certainly learn and appreciate from. I have placed the paintings and information here to create more awareness on this great explorer, philosopher, traveler and spiritualist. For more, you must go to his websites.

Apparently Nicholas and his wife Helena Roerich were thought to be Russian superheroes. They inspired the path for spiritual growth and life similar to what in America is called “global awakening”. This is a philosophy that encompasses all peoples and faiths. They both saw through their travels, the different religions and practices, but these all pointed to the same ‘truth’ in different ways. And this different way-of-looking was also the cause for war. They opened the doors to Buddhism and the search form mysticism in their country when it was not mainstream.

Their art trails the path they explored and traveled, from the Middle Eastern land right up to the Himalayas and they continuously visited ‘Shambala’. Many people in Russia liked them for their appearance, manners, simplicity, and generosity. They were great artists, creating wonderful paintings and writings that were thought-provoking. They also were known as philosophers, speakers, teachers, scientists, patrons of the arts, public figures, and cultural workers.

Nicholas and his wife Helena conveyed their understanding and experiences in their beautiful enchanting art and writings of Eastern practices, and thoughts of the Ascended Masters. They were certainly spiritual seekers and many of Nicholas’s paintings featured hidden treasure in the mountains or in water, symbolizing the search in high places for the truth that is hidden within us.

Below I’ve shared with you his biography and also selected a few of his beautiful paintings that I thought you may appreciate and enjoy…I am definitely a fan of his mystical and magical paintings. Gazing upon them brings me to another dimension. Another time. Another reality. His art is imbued with a special blessing that comes from deep within the soul. Within ourselves. We are all looking for the Shangrila that Nicholas Roerich searched for in the vastness of Northern Asia. Through his art we glimpse something ethereal and deep.

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

Selected Galleries of Nicholas Roerich
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One of Diaghilev’s first achievements was the founding, with Princess Maria Tenisheva and others, of the magazine The World of Art. This magazine enjoyed a relatively short life but had an important influence in Russian art circles. The magazine declared itself the enemy of the academicians, the sentimentalists, and the realists. It introduced to its readership, which was made up mostly of the intelligentsia, the vital elements of Russian artistic circles, European post-impressionism, and the modernist movement. Roerich contributed to it and sat on its editorial board. Other Russian painters involved were Alexandre Benois and Leon Bakst, who later became Roerich’s co-workers in the early days of Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes.

After finishing his university thesis, Roerich planned to set off for a year in Europe to visit the museums, exhibitions, studios, and salons of Paris and Berlin. Just before leaving he met Helena, daughter of the architect Shaposhnikov and niece of the composer Mussorgsky. There seems to have been an immediate mutual attraction, and they were soon engaged to be married. On his return from Europe their marriage took place.

Helena Roerich was an unusually gifted woman, a talented pianist, and author of many books, including The Foundations of Buddhism and a Russian translation of Helena Blavatsky’s Secret Doctrine. Her collected Letters, in two volumes, are an example of the wisdom, spiritual insight, and simple advice she shared with a multitude of correspondents — friends, foes, and co-workers alike.

Later, in New York, Nicholas and Helena Roerich founded the Agni Yoga Society, which espoused a living ethic encompassing and synthesizing the philosophies and religious teachings of all ages.

Prompted by the need to provide some income for his new household, Roerich applied for and won the position of Secretary of the School of the Society for the Encouragement of Art, later becoming its head, the first of many positions that Roerich would occupy as a teacher and spokesman for the arts.

Roerich determined to overhaul the Society and rescue it from the academic mediocrity it had foundered in for many years. He instituted a system of training in art that seems revolutionary even by today’s standards: to teach all the arts — painting, music, singing, dance, theater, and the so-called “industrial arts”, such as ceramics, painting on porcelain, pottery, and mechanical drawing — under one roof, and to give his faculty free rein to design their own curriculum.

The cross-fertilization of the arts that Roerich promoted was evidence of his inclination to harmonize, bring together, and find correspondences between apparent conflicts or opposites in all areas of life. This was a hallmark of his thinking, and one sees it demonstrated in all the disciplines he explored. He constantly sought to break down compartmentalization, and, indeed, even in his own art he defied categorization and created a universe uniquely personal. In his writings on ethics also, it can be seen that he constantly sought to connect ethical problems with scientific knowledge of the surrounding world.

It was Roerich’s gift that these “connections” appeared so natural to him and presented themselves in all life’s manifestations. And it was this talent for synthesis, which he admired in others and encouraged in the young, that enabled him to correlate the subjective with the objective, the philosophical with the scientific, Eastern wisdom with Western knowledge, and to build bridges of understanding between such apparent contradictions. He reminded us that these contradictions were often the result of man’s ignorance, and that an expanding consciousness, which each individual was duty-bound to pursue, would lead to eventual recognition of the illusoriness, or relativity, of things. As Garabed Paelian affirms in his book Nicholas Roerich: Roerich “…learned things ignored by other men; perceived relations between seemingly isolated phenomena, and unconsciously felt the presence of an unknown treasure.” Perhaps it is this “unknown treasure” that in Roerich’s paintings speaks to the viewer who is attuned to that underlying meaning, and further explains the transcendental feelings that some experience through his canvases.

In 1902, the Roerichs celebrated the birth of their first son, George, and in the summers of 1903 and 1904, they set off on an extended tour of forty cities throughout Russia. Roerich’s purpose was to contrast the styles and historical context of Russian architecture. The voyage was one of discovery, for wherever they went he was able to locate the remnants of Russia’s past — ancient monuments, churches, city walls, and castles. He found that these had, in many instances, been neglected for centuries. As an archeologist and art historian he was aware of what an important key they were to Russia’s cultural history. He determined to draw attention to the situation and somehow arrange to have them protected and preserved, and with this goal in mind painted a series of seventy-five works depicting the structures. The experience of this journey had a lasting effect, for on his return in 1904, Roerich promulgated the plan that he hoped would create protection everywhere for such cultural treasures, a plan consummated thirty-one years later in the Roerich Pact. This kind of thinking was not common in those days, and anticipated the importance that, today, most countries of the world place upon preservation of their cultural heritage.

In 1904 Roerich painted the first of his paintings on religious themes. These mostly dealt with Russian saints and legends, and included Message to Tiron, Fiery Furnace, and The Last Angel, subjects that he returned to with numerous variants in later years. The Treasure of the Angels was described by one writer: “A host of angels in white garments stand silently row after row guarding a mysterious treasure with which are bound up the destinies of the world. It is a blue black stone with an image of the crucifix cut into it, glowing with emerald hues.” The angels are an early depiction of the hierarchical Masters that peopled the heart of Roerich’s belief in a Great Brotherhood, watching over and guiding humanity in its eternal journey of evolution. The “stone” pictured by Roerich is the representation of an image that recurs in different forms in his paintings and throughout his writings. The word “treasure” figures prominently in the titles of many of Roerich’s paintings, as, for instance, in The Treasure of the Mountain and Hidden Treasure. It is clearly not material wealth that he refers to, but rather the spiritual treasures that lie buried, yet available to those with the will to unearth them.

Meanwhile Roerich’s search for archeological treasures continued. The Stone Age particularly intrigued him, and he amassed a large collection of artifacts from that era. His paintings frequently reflected this interest, as in Three Glaives in which the subject matter is archeological in nature, and relates to an ancient legend. Roerich wrote about the unusual similarity of Stone Age techniques and methods of ornamentation in far-separated regions of the globe. In comparing these correspondences, he came to instructive conclusions as to the commonality of human expression and creativity.

 

T H E  T H E A T R I C A L  Y E A R S

In 1906, in the first of many entrepreneurial efforts that were to bring Russian art and music to the attention of Europeans, Sergei Diaghilev arranged an exhibition of Russian paintings in Paris. These included sixteen works by Nicholas Roerich. The next year, Diaghilev introduced Fyodor Chaliapin to Paris audiences, along with the music of Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Borodin, Rachmaninov, Scriabin, Glazunov, Stravinsky, and others. In 1909 he presented Chaliapin in Rimsky-Korsakov’s Ivan the Terrible, with costumes and sets designed by Roerich. In the Polovtsian Dances from Borodin’s Prince Igor, also designed by Roerich, and in other ballets, Diaghilev introduced a corps of Russian dancers that later became famous as the Ballets Russes, which included Pavlova, Fokine, and Nijinsky. Roerich’s designs furthered his reputation for the telling depiction of ancient cultures and their practices.

Diaghilev pioneered an art form that involved the collaboration of the designer as “auteur.” Thus Alexandre Benois influenced the creation of the ballet Petrouchka, and Nicholas Roerich was the prime mover and, with Igor Stravinsky, the co-creator of the ballet Le Sacre du Printemps, or, The Rite of Spring.

At first entitled The Great Sacrifice: a Tableau of Pagan Russia, the motif for the ballet grew out of Roerich’s absorption with antiquity and, as he wrote in a letter to Diaghilev, “the beautiful cosmogony of earth and sky.” In the ballet Roerich sought to express the primitive rites of ancient man as he welcomed spring, the life-giver, and made sacrifice to Yarilo, the Sun God. It was a story unlike that of any ballet before it. Stravinsky’s score and Nijinsky’s choreography were equally unexpected, and provoked controversy that was to continue for many years.

At the opening in Paris on May 29, 1913, one of the audience described the scene: “Nothing that has ever been written about the battle of Le Sacre du Printemps has given a faint idea of what actually took place. The theater seemed to be shaken by an earthquake. It shuddered. People shouted insults, howled and whistled, drowning out the music. There was slapping and even punching…the ballet was astoundingly beautiful.”

Interpreting what could have been described as negative, barbaric behavior, Roerich later wrote: “I remember how during the first performance the audience whistled and roared so that nothing could even be heard. Who knows, perhaps at that very moment they were inwardly exultant and expressing this feeling like the most primitive of peoples. But I must say, this wild primitivism had nothing in common with the refined primitiveness of our ancestors, for whom rhythm, the sacred symbol, and refinement of gesture were great and sacred concepts.”

Sacre represented the culmination of Roerich’s collaboration with Diaghilev. He recognized in the impresario a true champion of Russian art, and after Diaghilev’s death in 1929 wrote: “We may regard the…achievement of Diaghilev as that of a great individual, but it would be still more exact to regard him as the true representative of an entire movement of synthesis, an eternally young representative of the great moment when modern art shattered so many conventions and superficialities.”

 

T H E  C L O U D S  O F  W A R

In the years immediately preceding World War I, Roerich sensed an impending cataclysm, and his paintings symbolically depicted the awful scale of the conflict he felt descending upon the world. These works marked the birth of Roerich the “prophet.”

In Battle in the Heavens Roerich used the violent contrast of light and darkness to suggest the terrible events that would soon overtake Russia and all Europe.

By this time, in his depiction of both historical and natural themes, symbolism and the use of allegory had become essential ingredients in his work. As one critic wrote: “He populated his world not with participants in transitory dramas and comedies, but with spokesmen for the most steadfast ideas about the truth of life, the millennial struggle of good and evil, the triumphal procession of a bright future for all.”

 

T R A V E L  T O  O T H E R  S H O R E S

In 1915 Roerich became ill with pneumonia, and was sent by his doctor to recuperate with his family in Sortavala, Finland. This was a period of great unrest the world over, and no less so in the lives of the Roerich family. In Roerich’s paintings of the period, such as Karelia — Eternal Expectation and The Waiting Woman the cold, austere countryside of rocks and uninhabited shores of the north seems to express a sense of poignant longing. In The Waiting Woman, her gaze is fixed on the horizon as if she awaits some sign of the return of long-gone voyagers.

By 1917 the revolution was raging in Russia and returning there would have been dangerous. The family began making plans to visit India, whose magnetic appeal had been felt increasingly during these years. This became a possibility in 1918 when Roerich was invited by a Swedish entrepreneur to exhibit his paintings in Stockholm. From there the family proceeded to London, where Sir Thomas Beecham had invited Roerich to design a new production of Prince Igor for the Covent Garden Opera.

 

A M E R I C A

Meanwhile, an invitation to come to America was extended by the Chicago Art Institute. It was accepted, and the tour opened successfully at the Kingore Gallery in New York in 1920. In addition to exhibiting over 400 paintings there and in many cities throughout the United States, Roerich designed the scenery and costumes for productions of The Snow Maiden, and Tristan and Isolde for the Chicago Opera Company. During his travels in America, Roerich painted a series in New Mexico, and the Ocean Series in Monhegan, Maine, where the family spent a summer. He responded to the spirit of enterprise he found in America and frequently wrote about the positive influence its developing technology would have on the world. Seeds were planted and the lives of individuals influenced by Roerich’s magnetism and sense of mission.

In 1921, in New York, he founded the Master Institute of United Arts, in which he planned to realize the educational concepts he had incorporated into the curriculum in St. Petersburg. He attracted a talented group of instructors. They included Deems Taylor, teaching musical theory and composition, Robert Edmund Jones and Lee Simonson, teaching theater design, and top quality instructors in courses that included all musical instruments, aspects of painting and drawing, design and illustration, sculpture, architecture, ballet, drama, journalism, and languages — and lectures were presented by noted individuals such as George Bellows, Claude Bragdon, Norman Bel Geddes, and Stark Young.

The Master Institute flourished, but it did not survive beyond 1937. While the country was in the grips of the Great Depression and the Roerich family was on expedition in the Far East, funds ran out and events caused a complete collapse of the organization that Roerich and his supporters had labored to build.

It was not until 1949 that, under the direction of Sina Fosdick, one of the founding board members and an Institute faculty member, the institution was reborn as Nicholas Roerich Museum, in a brownstone on West 107th Street, where it has remained until the present. Many paintings from the original collection can now be seen there, and in the intervening years major works have been added, making it one of the most comprehensive collections of the artist’s work in the world.

During their stay in America the Roerichs continued to plan for the voyage to India. An orientation toward Eastern spiritual values is reflected in much of Roerich’s creative work of the time. This is seen in his Ocean Series — the three paintings, Himself Came, The Bridge of Glory, and Miracle demonstrate the spiritual power that was beginning to characterize his work. In The Bridge of Glory, Saint Sergius of Radonezh walks in contemplation before a blue bridge formed by the aurora borealis, Roerich’s metaphor for the future spiritual bridge that will connect heaven and earth.

Between 1916 and 1919 Roerich had written a collection of sixty-four blank verse poems that were published in Berlin, in Russian, under the title Flowers of Morya, and subsequently published in English as Flame in Chalice. In them we find Roerich’s inner journey charted and his commitment to spiritual search stated. These poems evoke some of the images that Roerich later used in his paintings, and in a way help us to understand the symbols and meanings that lie behind some of them.

In her essay Flowers of Morya: the Theme of Spiritual Pilgrimage in the Poetry of Nicholas Roerich, Irina Corten writes: “At the core of Roerich’s belief system is the Hindu concept of a beginningless and endless universe which manifests itself in recurring cycles of creation and dissolution of material forms caused by the pulsation of divine energy. On the human plane, this means the rise and fall of civilizations and, in terms of individual life, the reincarnation of a soul…” As Roerich, the poet, writes, in the poem About the Eternal:

Brother, let us abandon all that rapidly changes.
Otherwise we will not have time to turn our thoughts to thatwhich is changeless for all.
To the eternal.

In May, 1923, the Roerichs were at last on their way to India, where, in that ageless land, amid the snows of the Himalayan range, they sought to turn their thoughts to the Eternal.

 

I N D I A

The Roerichs landed in Bombay in December, 1923, and began a tour of cultural centers and historic sites, meeting Indian scientists, scholars, artists, and writers along the way. By the end of December they were already in Sikkim on the southern slopes of the Himalayas, and it is clear by the speed with which they reached the mountains that the Himalayas were where their interest lay.

They initiated a journey of exploration that would take them into Chinese Turkestan, Altai, Mongolia and Tibet. It was an expedition into untracked regions where they planned to study the religions, languages, customs, and culture of the inhabitants.

Roerich wrote about this first Central Asiatic Expedition in his book Heart of Asia, and he creates for the reader a vivid account of the wonder of the land and its people. However, the images are nowhere as vivid as in the five hundred or so paintings that resulted from the trek. In Kanchenjunga, Sikkim Pass, His Country, The Great Spirit of the Himalayas, and the Banners of the East series, we can see philosophical concepts and ideas giving birth to visual images, and the splendor of Northern India providing the physical setting.

In The Path, the figure of Christ leads the way along a tortuous path through crags and peaks of the Himalayas, a metaphor for the hazardous obstacles confronting the spiritual journeyer. Eastern religious figures and concepts appear in the paintings, important among these being the images of the Lord Maitreya — the Buddhist Messiah, the Kalki-Avatar of the Puranas, Rigden Jyepo of Mongolia, or the White Burkhan of Altai — all of whom are described in legends that link them with the Ruler of Shambhala, who is “destined to appear on earth for the final destruction of the wicked, the renovation of creation and the restoration of purity.”(quoted from The Theosophical Glossary, by H. P. Blavatsky)

The trek was at times arduous. Roerich tells us that thirty-five mountain passes from fourteen to twenty-one thousand feet in elevation were crossed. But these were the challenges he felt born for, believing that the rigor of the mountains helped a man to find courage and develop strength of spirit. And in spite of obstacles, wherever they went the Roerichs’ belief in the essential goodness of life and the spirituality of man was reinforced. Roerich’s Banners of the East series of nineteen paintings depicting the world’s religious teachers, Mohammed, Jesus, Moses, Confucius, and Buddha, and the Indian and Christian saints and sages, was a testimonial to the unity of religious striving and the common roots of man’s faith.

At counterpoint to these themes in Roerich’s painting is the image of Woman and her destined role in the coming era, and we can assume that what Helena Roerich wrote to a friend in 1937 reflects Nicholas’ own point of view: “…woman should realize that she herself contains all forces, and the moment she shakes off the age-old hypnosis of her seemingly lawful subjugation and mental inferiority and occupies herself with a manifold education, she will create in collaboration with man a new and better world… Cosmos affirms the greatness of woman’s creative principle. Woman is a personification of nature, and it is nature that teaches man, not man nature. Therefore, may all women realize the grandeur of their origin, and may they strive for knowledge.” (published in Letters of Helena Roerich 1935-1939, vol. II)

Nicholas Roerich depicted the great female deities in such paintings as She Who Leads, Madonna Laboris, and The Mother of the World. This latter conception, equivalent to the Lakshmi and Kali of India, is one of Roerich’s most inspiring images, rendered with majesty in deep tones of blue and violet. Helena Roerich’s contribution in the life and work of Nicholas cannot be overestimated. Their union could be best described as a lifetime collaboration in fields of mutual endeavor. Her philosophy, comprising a living ethic, was shared by Nicholas and motivated him in his work and his life. At some time in their late years an anniversary approached and he wrote in his diary: “Forty years — no less than forty. On such a long voyage, meeting many storms and dangers from without, together we overcame all obstacles. And obstacles turned into possibilities. I dedicated my books to Helena, my wife, friend, traveling companion, inspirer! Each of these concepts was tested in the fire of life. And in Petersburg, Scandinavia, England, America, and in all Asia we worked, we studied, we broadened our consciousness. Together we created, and not without reason is it said that the work should bear two names — a feminine and a masculine.”

At the end of their major expedition, in 1928, the family settled in the Kullu Valley at an elevation of 6,500 feet in the Himalayan foothills, with a magnificent view of the valley and the surrounding mountains. Here they established their home and the headquarters of the Urusvati Himalayan Research Institute, which was organized to study the results of their expedition, and of those explorations that were yet to come. The Institute’s activities included botanical and ethnological-linguistic studies, and the exploration of archeological sites. Under the direction of their father the two Roerich sons, George and Svetoslav, established a collection of medicinal herbs, and made extensive studies in botany and ancient medical lore, as well as in Tibetan and Chinese pharmacopoeia.

In the following year, on a trip back to New York for the opening of the Roerich Museum’s new premises, Roerich raised an issue that had been close to his heart for many years. Using the Red Cross as an example, he proposed a treaty for the protection of cultural treasures during times of both war and peace — a proposal he had unsuccessfully tried to promote in 1914. In consultation with lawyers versed in international law, he drafted a Pact, and suggested that a flag would be flown over all places under its protection. This flag he called the Banner of Peace. The design of the Banner shows three spheres surrounded by a circle, in magenta color on a white background. Of the many national and individual interpretations of this symbol, the most usual are perhaps those of Religion, Art and Science as aspects of Culture, which is the surrounding circle; or of past, present, and future achievements of humanity guarded within the circle of Eternity. The symbol can be seen in the seal of Tamerlane, in Tibetan, Caucasian, and Scandinavian jewelry, and on Byzantine and Roman artifacts. The image of the Strasbourg Madonna is adorned with it. It can be seen in many of Roerich’s paintings, most notably Madonna Oriflamma, in which Woman is depicted as the carrier and defender of the Banner. In this sign and the motto, Pax Cultura, that accompanies it, is symbolized Roerich’s vision for humanity. As he wrote: “Let us be united — you will ask in what way? You will agree with me: in the easiest way, to create a common and sincere language. Perhaps in Beauty and Knowledge.” Roerich’s efforts to promulgate such a treaty resulted, finally, on April 15, 1935, in the signing by the nations of the Americas — members of the Pan American Union — of The Roerich Pact, in the White House in Washington. This is a treaty still in force. Many individuals, groups, and associations around the world continue to promote awareness of the Pact, the Banner, and their underlying principles.

It is in his Himalayan paintings that one most easily finds evidence of the loftiness of spirit and sense of mission that led Roerich to attempt the tasks he set for himself. In them can be seen the sense of drama, the urgency of a message to send or receive, a traveler to greet, a mission to perform, a path to travel. The towering mountains stand for the spiritual goals that humanity must set for itself. Roerich urges people on to their spiritual destiny and reminds them of their duty to prepare for the New Era in which Rigden Jyepo will gather his army and under the Banner of Light defeat the host of darkness. Roerich the warrior was already armed and mounted; he sought to muster his army for the battle, and bid that their breastplates bear the word “culture.”

The pursuit of refinement and beauty was sacred for Roerich. He believed that although earthly temples and artifacts may perish, the thought that brings them into existence does not die but is part of an eternal stream of consciousness — man’s aspirations nourished by his directed will and by the energy of thought. Finally, he believed that peace on Earth was a prerequisite to planetary survival and the continuing process of spiritual evolution, and he exhorted his fellow man to help achieve that peace by uniting in the common language of Beauty and Knowledge.

Nicholas Roerich died in Kullu on December 13, 1947. His body was cremated and its ashes buried on a slope facing the mountains he loved and portrayed in many of his nearly seven thousand works.

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MANJU KAK ON NICHOLAS ROERICH

Nicholas Roerich’s influence and legacy in the fields of art, exploration and spirituality cannot be underestimated. There have been a number of books written about his life and works, and one of them is edited by award winning writer Manju Kak. She is an author, critic, and art and cultural historian. She holds a Ph.D. in Art History from the National Museum, New Delhi, and has worked as a Visiting Professor at learning institutions all over the world, including in the UK, and Hong Kong. It is in the book entitled ‘Nicholas Roerich – A Quest & A Legacy’ that the 21 scholarly articles give details about Nicholas being an artist and spiritual thinker. The book seeks to answer the controversies surrounding him from various perspectives, showcasing his brilliance in an illuminating manner.

NicholasRoerichBook

 

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Manju Kak was interviewed about the book by journalist Sunil Sethi, and explains her fascination with Himalayan ethnography and culture, as well as what makes Nicholas Roerich and his work so special.

 


 

Nicholas Roerich (1874 – 1947)

Tsong-Kha-Pa. Drawing. 1924

Maitreya. Album leaf. 1932

 

Hidden Treasure. From “Heroica” suite. 1917.
Oil tempera on canvas. 48.5 x 76.5 cm

Bridge of Glory 1923.
Tempera on canvas. 82 x 163 cm

Drops of Life. From “Sikkim” series. 1924.
Tempera on canvas. 74 x 117.5 cm

Mother of the World. 1930s
Tempera on canvas mounted on cardboard. 98 x 65.5 cm

Path to Tibet. 1925
Tempera on canvas mounted on cardboard. 30.5 x 40.5 cm.
Nicholas Roerich Museum, New York

Krishna. From “Kulu” series. 1929
Tempera on canvas. 74 x 118 cm

St. Panteleimon the Healer. 1931
Tempera on canvas. 44.5 x 78.5 cm

The Greatest and Holiest of Tangla. 1932
Tempera on canvas. 61.5 x 97 cm.
Nicholas Roerich Museum, New York

Himalayas. 1933
Tempera on canvas. 74.5 x 118 cm.
Nicholas Roerich Museum, New York

Most Sacred (Treasure of the Mountain). 1933
Tempera on canvas. 73.5 x 117 cm.
Nicholas Roerich Museum, New York

Mount of Five Treasures (Two Worlds).
From “Holy Mountains” series. 1933
Tempera on canvas. 47 x 79 cm

Path to Shambhala. 1933.
Tempera on canvas. 46.5 x 78.5 cm

Tibet. Himalayas. 1933.
Tempera on canvas. 74 x 117 cm

Great Spirit of the Himalayas. 1934
Tempera on canvas. 76.5 x 103 cm.
Nicholas Roerich Museum, New York

Kanchenjunga. 1936
Tempera on canvas. 60.5 x 99 cm.
Nicholas Roerich Museum, New York

Star of the Hero. 1936.
Variant of “Star of the Hero” (1932)
Tempera on canvas. 92 x 122 cm

Tempera on canvas mounted on cardboard. 98 x 65.5 cm

Overseas Guests. 1901
Oil on canvas. 85 x 112.5 cm.
State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

Building the Ships. 1903
Oil on canvas. 108 x 142.5 cm.
State Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow

Uglich. Monastery of the Resurrection. 1904
From “Studies from journey through old Russian towns”.
Oil on panel. 46 x 83 cm.
State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

Slavs on the Dnieper. 1905
Tempera on cardboard. 67 x 89 cm.
State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

Treasure of the Angels. Mural design. 1905
Oil on canvas. 321.5 x 367 cm.
Private collection

Polovtsian Camp. Décor for Borodin’s opera “Prince Igor”. 1908 (from a reproduction)
For Diaghilev’s production, Théâtre Châtelet, Paris, 1909
Pastel, gouache, charcoal on paper mounted on cardboard. 52 x 70.5 cm
State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

Idols (Pagan Russia). 1910 (begun in 1901) (from a reproduction)
Tempera on canvas. 157.5 x 170 cm.
Whereabouts unknown

Battle in the Heavens. 1912
Tempera on cardboard. 66 x 95 cm.
State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

Kiss to the Earth. 2nd variant.
Décor for Stravinsky’s ballet “Le Sacre du Printemps”. 1912
For Diaghilev’s production, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Paris, 1913
Tempera and pastel on cardboard. 62 x 94 cm.
State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

Décor for Ostrovsky’s play “Snegurochka”. 1912
For Ostrovsky’s play; Reineke Russian Theatre, St.Petersburg, 1912
Tempera on cardboard. 56 x 70 cm.
State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

Cry of the Serpent. 1914
Tempera on panel. 84 x 98 cm.
Pskov History and Art Museum, Russia

Procopius the Blessed Prays for the Unknown Travelers. 1914.
Tempera on cardboard. 70 x 105 cm.
State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

Birds of the Morning (Messengers of Morn). 1917
Oil tempera on canvas. 49 x 77 cm.
Private collection

Holy Island. 1917.
Tempera on canvas. 49 x 77 cm.
State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

Knight of the Evening.
From “Eques Æternus” suite. 1918
Oil tempera on panel. 44.5 x 72.5 cm.
University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA

Karelia landscape (Lake Ladoga). 1918 .
Oil tempera on panel. 47 x 84 cm.
Private collection, USA

Red Mountains. Santa Fe. 1921 .
Tempera on cardboard. 45.5 x 77 cm.
N.Roerich International Centre-Museum, Moscow

Monhegan, Maine. From “Ocean” series. 1922
Tempera on cardboard. 54.5 x 81 cm.
N.Roerich International Centre-Museum, Moscow

And We Open the Gates. From “Sancta” series. 1922
Tempera on canvas. 71 x 101.5 cm.
N.Roerich International Centre-Museum, Moscow

The Miracle. From “Messiah” series. 1923
Tempera on canvas. 74 x 209.5 cm.
State Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow

She Who Leads. From “His Country” series. 1924
Tempera on canvas. 89 x 116.5 cm.
N.Roerich International Centre-Museum, Moscow

Buddha, the Conqueror.
From “Banners of the East” series. 1925
Tempera on canvas. 73.5 x 118 cm.
Private collection, Moscow

Maitreya, the Conqueror.
From “Maitreya” suite. 1926 (or end of 1925)
Tempera on canvas. 73 x 101 cm.
Nizhnii Novgorod State Art Museum, Russia

Steed of Good Fortune.
From “Maitreya” suite. 1926 (or end of 1925)
Tempera on canvas. 72 x 101 cm.
Nizhnii Novgorod State Art Museum, Russia

Command of Rigden Djapo. 1926–27
Tempera on canvas. 61 x 120 cm.
Private collection, Moscow

Rocks of the Buddhist Caves. 1927 or 1928
Tempera on canvas mounted on cardboard. 29 x 40 cm.
Private collection, USA

Shekar Dzong. 1928
Tempera on canvas. 76 x 142 cm.
Private collection, Moscow

Flowers of Timur. 1931 .
Tempera on canvas. 75 x 118 cm.
State Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow

Devidar Narsinga. 1932 .
Tempera on canvas. 74 x 117 cm.
Allahabad Museum, India

Stronghold of Tibet. 1932
Tempera on canvas. 46.5 x 79 cm.
State Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia

All ridge. 1924
Himalayan Mountains

Descent into Hell. 1933
Tempera on canvas. 61 x 50 cm.
State Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow

St. Sergius Chapel. 1936.
Tempera on canvas. 61 x 99.5 cm.
State Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia

Himalayas. 1936
Tempera on cardboard. 30.5 x 45.5 cm.
State Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia

Compassion. 1936
Tempera on canvas. 61.5 x 92.5 cm.
State Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia

Mongolia. 1937 or 1938
Tempera on canvas. 92 x 123 cm.
State Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow

Voice of Mongolia. 1937
Tempera on canvas. 45.5 x 78.5 cm.
State Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow

Changthang. Northern Tibet. 1939
Tempera on canvas. 61 x 91.5 cm.
State Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow

Message to Tiron. 1940 .
Tempera on canvas. 76 x 124 cm.
State Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow

Northern Midnight. 1940
Tempera on canvas. 76 x 123 cm.
State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

Awaiting One. 1941 Variant of “They Are Waiting” (1917)
Tempera on canvas. 62 x 123 cm.
State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

Gesar Khan. 1941 .
Tempera on canvas. 91 x 152.5 cm.
Private collection, Moscow

Beneficial Herbs (Vasilisa the Beautiful). 1941
Tempera on canvas. 76 x 121.5 cm.
State Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow

Boris and Gleb. 1942
Tempera on canvas. 61 x 123 cm.
State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

Prince Igor’s Campaign. 1942
Tempera on canvas. 62 x 122 cm.
State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

Lao Tze. 1943
Tempera on canvas. 38 x 122 cm.
State Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow

Song of Shambhala. 1943
Tempera on canvas. 79 x 137 cm.
State Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow

Mountain Lake. Baralacha Pass. 1944
Tempera on canvas. 61 x 123 cm.
State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

Beda the Preacher. 1945
Tempera on canvas. 71.5 x 130 cm.
State Art Museum, Novosibirsk, Russia

Brahmaputra. 1945
Tempera on canvas. 41 x 103 cm.
State Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow

Krishna. 1946
Tempera on canvas. 79 x 154 cm.
State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

Abode of Gesar. 1947
Tempera on canvas. 61 x 102 cm.
State Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow

Command of the Master. 1947 Last work of the artist.
Variant of “Command of the Master” (1931)
Tempera on canvas. 84 x 153 cm.
State Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow

Hidden Treasure. 1947 Variant of “Hidden Treasure” (1917) Tempera on canvas.
91 x 150 cm. State Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow

Lhasa. 1947
Tempera on canvas. 92 x 154 cm.
State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

Lights on the Ganges. 1947
Tempera on canvas. 82 x 137 cm.
State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

In Thought. 1946
Tempera on canvas. 60.5 x 103 cm.
State Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow

Himalayas. c. 1936–47
Tempera on cardboard. 28 x 44 cm.


Banner of the East

Buddha, the Conqueror. 1925
Tempera on canvas. 73.5 x 118 cm.
Private collection, Moscow

Confucius, the Just One. 1925
Tempera on canvas. 73.5 x 117 cm.
Bolling collection, USA

Dorje, the Daring One. 1925
Tempera on canvas. 74 x 117.5 cm.
Nicholas Roerich Museum, New York

En-no-Gyoja, the Friend of the Travelers. 1925
Tempera on canvas. 74 x 118 cm.
Private collection, Russia

Lao Tze. 1924
Tempera on canvas. 73.5 x 117 cm.
Bolling collection, USA

Milarepa, the One Who Harkened. 1925
Tempera on canvas. 73.5 x 117.5 cm.
Nicholas Roerich Museum, New York

Mohammed on Mount Hira. 1925
Tempera on canvas. 73 x 117 cm.
Private collection, Moscow

Moses, the Leader. 1925 Tempera on canvas. 73.5 x 119.5 cm.
Private collection, Russia

Nagarjuna, the Conqueror of the Serpent. 1925
Tempera on canvas. 73.5 x 117.5 cm.
N.Roerich International Centre-Museum, Moscow

Oirot, the Messenger of the White Burkhan. 1925
Tempera on canvas. 73 x 117 cm.
N.Roerich International Centre-Museum, Moscow

Padma Sambhava. 1924
Tempera on canvas. 74 x 117 cm.
Nicholas Roerich Museum, New York

The Chalice of Christ. 1925
Tempera on canvas. 75 x 117 cm.
Private collection, Moscow

The Serpent of Wisdom. 1924
Tempera on canvas. 74 x 117 cm.
Private collection, Moscow

Tsong-Kha-Pa. 1924 (from a reproduction)
Tempera on canvas. 73.5 x 117 cm.
Private collection


Buddhist Art

Wular Lake.
From “Lakes and Gilgit Path” series. 1925
Tempera and charcoal on paper mounted on cardboard. 25 x 35.5 cm
Private collection, New York

The Holies.
From “Tibetan Path” series. 1924 (from a monotone print)
Tempera. 31 x 47 cm.
Private collection, New York

The Holies.
From “Tibetan Path” series. 1924
Private collection

NR066 Temple of Naggar.
From “Kulu” series. 1929
Tempera on canvas. 74.5 x 118 cm.
Private collection, USA

Song of the Waterfall. Décorative panel.
From “Dreams of Wisdom” series. 1920
Tempera on canvas. 235 x 122 cm.
Nicholas Roerich Museum, New York

Pir Panjal.
From the series of the same title. 1925
Tempera on canvas mounted on cardboard. 65.5 x 98 cm.
Nicholas Roerich Museum, New York

Path to Kailas.
From “Holy Mountains” series. 1933
Tempera on canvas. 46.5 x 79 cm.
Nicholas Roerich Museum, New York

Nag Lake.
From “Lakes and Gilgit Path” series. 1925
Tempera on canvas. 47 x 79.5 cm.
Private collection

Mount of Five Treasures (Two Worlds).
From “Holy Mountains” series. 1933
Tempera on canvas. 47 x 79 cm.
Nicholas Roerich Museum, New York

Himalayas.
From “Holy Mountains” series. 1933
Tempera on canvas. 47 x 79 cm.
State Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow

Gobshi.
From “Tibetan Path” series. 1924
Tempera on canvas mounted on cardboard. 31 x 47.5 cm
N.Roerich International Centre-Museum, Moscow

Bharagarh Fort.
From “Kulu” series. 1929
Tempera on canvas mounted on cardboard. 32 x 41.5 cm.
Nicholas Roerich Museum, New York

Gumran.
From “Lahul” series. 1932
Tempera on canvas. 47 x 79.5 cm.
State Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow

Arjuna.
From “Kulu” series. 1929
Tempera on canvas. 74.5 x 118 cm.
N.Roerich International Centre-Museum, Moscow

Dal Lake.
From “Lakes and Gilgit Path” series. 1925
Tempera on canvas. 62.5 x 81.5 cm.
Private collection

Palden Lhamo.
1932. Tempera on canvas. 81.4×127 cm.
Nicholas Roerich Museum, New York


Major Collection

Bhagavan. 1931
Tempera on canvas. 45 x 79 cm

Compassion. 1936
Tempera on canvas. 61.5 x 92.5 cm

Fujiyama. 1936
Tempera on cardboard. 30.5 x 45.5 cm

Ladakh. 1937
Tempera on cardboard. 31 x 46 cm

Lake of the Nagas. Kashmir. 1937
Tempera on cardboard. 31 x 46 cm

Madonna Laboris. Study. 1936
Tempera on cardboard. 31 x 46 cm

Maitreya. Album leaf. 1932
Tempera on paper. 25 x 36.5 cm

Maitreya. Album leaf. 1932
Tempera on paper. 25 x 36.5 cm

Om Mani Padme Hum. 1932
Tempera on canvas. 45 x 79 cm

On the Heights (Tumo). 1936
Tempera on canvas. 92 x 122 cm

St. Sergius Chapel. 1936
Tempera on canvas. 61 x 99.5 cm

Stronghold of Tibet. 1932
Tempera on canvas. 46.5 x 79 cm

The Path. 1936
Tempera on canvas. 91.5 x 122 cm

Tibet. Evening. 1937
Tempera on cardboard. 31 x 46 cm

Tsong-Kha-Pa. Drawing. 1924
Black chalk, gouache on paper. 51 x 32 cm


His Country 1924

Book of Wisdom. 1924
Tempera on canvas. 88.5 x 117 cm.
Bolling collection, USA

He Who Hastens. 1924
Tempera on canvas. 89.5 x 116.5 cm.
Nicholas Roerich Museum, New York

Higher than the Mountains. 1924
Tempera on canvas. 73.5 x 117 cm.
Private collection, Russia

Lower than the Depths. 1924
Tempera on canvas. 90 x 115.5 cm.
Private collection

“Remember” 1924
Tempera on canvas. 87.5 x 117.5 cm.
Nicholas Roerich Museum, New York

She Who Leads. 1924
Tempera on canvas. 89 x 116.5 cm.
N.Roerich International Centre-Museum, Moscow

Treasure of the World. 1924
Tempera on canvas. 88.5 x 116.5 cm.
Nicholas Roerich Museum, New York


Sikkim 1924

Drops of Life. 1924
Tempera on canvas. 74 x 117.5 cm.
Nicholas Roerich Museum, New York

Himalayas. 1924
Tempera on canvas. 73 x 116 cm.
Private collection, USA

Mother of Tourfan. 1924
Tempera on canvas.
Private collection, USA

Namtse. 1924
Tempera on canvas. 73 x 116 cm.
Private collection, USA

Pemayangtse. 1924 (from a monochrome photograph)
Tempera on canvas.
Whereabouts unknown

Red Lama. 1924
Tempera on canvas. 73.5 x 142 cm.
Private collection, USA

Rinchenpong. 1924
Tempera on canvas. 73.5 x 118 cm.
Private collection, USA

Sacred Gift. 1924
Tempera on canvas. 90 x 118 cm.
State Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow

Sangacheling. 1924
Tempera on canvas. 73.5 x 117 cm.
Private collection, New York

Silhouette. 1924
Tempera on canvas. 73.5 x 117 cm.
Private collection, USA

Steps to the Himalayas. 1924
Tempera on canvas. 72 x 114.5 cm.
Private collection, USA

Suburgan of Tashiding. 1924
Tempera on canvas. 88.5 x 117 cm.
Private collection, USA

Suburgan of Tashiding. 1924
Tempera on canvas. 88.5 x 117 cm.
Private collection, USA


Maitreya 1924

Banners of the Coming One. 1926 (or end of 1925)
Tempera on canvas. 72 x 100.5 cm.
Nizhnii Novgorod State Art Museum, Russia

Power of the Caves. 1926 (or end of 1925)
Tempera on canvas. 72.5 x 101 cm.
Nizhnii Novgorod State Art Museum, Russia

Steed of Good Fortune. 1926 (or end of 1925)
Tempera on canvas. 72 x 101 cm.
Nizhnii Novgorod State Art Museum, Russia

The March of Shambhala. 1926 (or end of 1926)
(from a monochrome photograph)
Tempera. Whereabouts unknown

Walled Stronghold. 1926 (or end of 1925)
Tempera on canvas. 73 x 101 cm.
Nizhnii Novgorod State Art Museum, Russia

Whispers of the Desert. 1926 (or end of 1925)
Tempera on canvas. 72.5 x 100.5 cm.
Nizhnii Novgorod State Art Museum, Russia


Others

Waves of Mist. 1924
Tempera on canvas mounted on cardboard. 30 x 40 cm.
Nicholas Roerich Museum, New York

The Great Sacrifice. 2nd variant. 1912
For Diaghilev’s production, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Paris, 1913
Tempera on cardboard. 51.5 x 73 cm.
N.Roerich International Centre-Museum, Moscow

The Great Sacrifice. 1st variant. 1910 (from a reproduction)
For Diaghilev’s production, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Paris, 1913
Tempera and pastel on cardboard. 54 x 75 cm.
Ia.A.Umanskaia collection, Kiev

Sanctuaries and Citadels. 1926
Tempera on canvas. 66 x 99 cm.
Private collection, USA

Sanctuaries and Citadels. 1925
Tempera on canvas mounted on cardboard. 65 x 96.5 cm.
Private collection

Sanctuaries and Citadels. 1925
Tempera on canvas. 50.5 x 70.5 cm.
N.Roerich International Centre-Museum, Moscow

Sanctuaries and Citadels. 1925
Tempera on canvas. 66 x 99 cm.
Private collection, USA

Kiss to the Earth. 2nd variant. 1912
For Diaghilev’s production, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Paris, 1913
Tempera and pastel on cardboard. 62 x 94 cm.
State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

Kiss to the Earth. 3rd variant. Scenery sketch. 1912
For Diaghilev’s production, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Paris, 1913
Watercolor and ceruse on paper. 14.7 x 19.5 cm.
I.V.Koretskaia collection, Moscow

Kiss to the Earth. 1st variant. 1912
For Diaghilev’s production, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Paris, 1913
Tempera on cardboard. 56 x 81 cm.
State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

 

 
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  1. Samfoonheei on Apr 7, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    Nicholas Roerich a man of multi talent , was a Russian painter, writer, archaeologist, theosophist, perceived by some in Russia as an enlightener, philosopher, and so forth. Even though he was a an artist by training and a lawyer but he was more interested in literature. He was a dedicated activist for the cause of preserving art and architecture during times of war. His paintings can be seen in several museums worldwide and had earned several awards for his works. His art collections was amazing which includes spiritual paintings and depictions of Tibet, Lama Tsongkhapa and Buddha Maitreya . Each of the paintings tells us a beautiful story which I loved to see. We are indeed fortunate to see those beautiful paintings from a great artist. Those paintings speaks a thousands words.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting sharing and beautiful paintings.

  2. Stella Cheang on Nov 26, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    Thank you very much Rinpoche, for sharing with us the biography of Nicholas Roerich as well as a selection of his beautiful paintings. The captivating artwork is a representation of the life of a great explorer, philosopher, traveler and spiritualist, And I agree too that the work has a deep sense of soulfulness that goes beyond mere skin deep beauty. They are very enriching in a spiritual sense.

  3. sandra on Feb 26, 2015 at 2:03 am

    Clearly Nicholas was a very intelligent, creative, talented and well- travelled man. I love his paintings- those of the Himalayas look exquisite and very easy to do although I am sure that is not the case. I might share this article with a sister/acquaintance who is interested in art and will study it at university in the new term. I think she’d like it. Thank you Rinpoche for the extensive collection you have compiled here.

  4. Cheats Destiny on Oct 20, 2014 at 8:19 am

     No coincido en consonancia con nada en absoluto de lo
    que has blogueado. No hay documentacion ni da la impresion que te
    hayas informado con anterioridad de escribir.

  5. Dolma on Aug 15, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    Tashi Delek,
    There is a big Roerich gallery in nagar in Himachal Pradesh ( in between kullu and manali) I am tibetan born and brought up in that region and there is no doubt of Roerich envision and travelogue expressed in his arts.. I always wondered about his paints, drawings of the Himalayan landscape and his journeys of his time..
    I am new to your blog but it gave me lots of informations and I look forward reading me.
    Thank you
    Dolma

  6. Edwin Tan on May 4, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche, for sharing Nicholas Roerich’s artworks.

    They are all vividly painted. He is so talented in all fields and did his best to have the Pact drawn up to protect the Arts and Culture.

    I like how he is so inclined to spirituality and have many of the works done of different religions and portray them so stunningly.

    Thank you.

  7. Irene Lim on Apr 2, 2014 at 6:26 am

    Such exquisite expression of spirituality, experiences, travelogue and architectural all captured through brush and paint in canvas. Through Nicholas Roerich’s paintings, they each tell a story of a subject and from each painting it also revealed the openness, knowledge and intelligence of Nicholas Roerich.

  8. Li Kheng on Mar 31, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    Wow, wow, wow!!!

    Powerful knowledge to read about a man of vision who taught us about “cross fertilization” and the benefits of connection of differences harmoniously. Individuals like Roerich prompts to be buck up because we are supposed to the the advanced generation who is reaping the benefits of outer and inner wealth accumulated for us by our forefathers and mothers.

    How could it be that, we, people of the 21st century act with rejection to differences when, 1 century ago, Roerich has already established a pact to promoted connectivity and harmony of religion, culture, tradition and resources?

    This vision of Roerich especially strikes me because it is aligned to the vision of Tsem Rinpoche for Kechara Forest Retreat where Rinpoche intend to build a conscious community based on 7 tenets that include: embrace difference because it enriches us.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this mind-opening blog. May more read it and enjoy the message as much as I did!

  9. Ruby Khong on Mar 30, 2014 at 8:40 am

    This is an excerpt that I stumbled upon on http://www.artexpertswebsite.com/pages/artists/roerich.php. Such was Roerich’s and his family’s fascination and interest with the Himalayans and Central Asia, against all odds:

    The Roerichs – together with their son George and six friends – went on the five-year long ‘Roerich American Expedition’ that, in Roerich’s own words: “started from Sikkim through Punjab, Kashmir, Ladakh, Karakorem mountains, Khotan, Kashgar, Qara Shar, Urumchi, Irtysh, Altai Mountains, Oryot region of Mongolia, Central Gobi, Kansu, Tsaidam, Tibet.” with a detour through Siberia to Moscow in 1926. Between Summer 1927 and June 1928 the expedition was thought to be lost, since all contact from them ceased for a year. They had been attacked in Tibet and only the “Superiority of our firearms prevented bloodshed. … In spite of Tibet passports, expedition forcibly stopped by Tibetan authorities”. The Expedition was detained by the government for five months, and forced to live in tents in sub-zero conditions and meagre rations. Five men of the expedition died at this time. In March of 1928 they were allowed to leave Tibet, and trekked south to settle in India, where they founded a research center, the Himalayan Research Institute.

  10. Sean Wang on Mar 29, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    Thank you, Rinpoche for sharing with us the brilliant masterpieces by Nicholas Roerich. His art is unique and I value uniquity and individuality. The hues are vibrant with the colours of the times showing strong emotions he had towards Buddhism.

  11. Sharon Ong on Mar 28, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    Thank you for this fantastic post, Rinpoche. Admittedly, I am not well acquainted with Roerich’s works until your post. He has many gorgeous pieces but I really like those pieces that reminds me of Monet’s famous pastel hued masterpieces. I can’t help but wonder if his Mother of the World is his interpretation of Tara or Mother Mary. The fact that he painted her face partially hidden adds to the mystery. I wonder what is Rinpoche’s take on this. With folded hands.

  12. Patsy on Dec 2, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    I love all the paintings! Nicholas Roerich is such a talented painter and he expressed well his thoughts and feelings through all these beautiful and mystical masterpieces!!! Thank you, Rinpoche, for sharing.

  13. henry ooi on Dec 2, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Beautiful and awesome works of art splendidly expressed on art materials.
    Thank you, Rinpoche, for reposting.

  14. Low KHJB on May 12, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    Thank you for the sharing Rinpoche.Nicholas Roerich style of art is indeed timeless.He must have spent a lot of time traveling to different continents to understand the world better before developing his creative inspiration to bring life to the canvas.We could see in his creations that he has a tendency to highlight the embodiment of nature and human quest of serenity through religion of various forms.
    His interpretation of Buddhism art is profound and tastefully expressed through an westerner eyes.

  15. Sharon Saw on May 11, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    Nicholas Roerich is such a prolific artist… and a spiritual one too. I love his different treatments of different scenes, which are very evocative. Religious art can be so inspiring for people’s faith. I would dearly love to travel and sketch similar scenes one day. It’s been awhile since i did that and never in Asia. The Kiss to the Earth (first variant) reminds me of Kechara Forest Retreat!

  16. Wan Wai Meng on May 2, 2013 at 12:33 am

    The paintings are so alive and beautiful each and everyone one of them, seems like animated as well.

  17. Joy on May 2, 2013 at 12:01 am

    Amazing I looooove all his paintings. I wish I could paint like that!

    Brother, let us abandon

    all that rapidly changes.

    Otherwise we will not have time

    to turn our thoughts to that

    which is changeless for all.

    To the eternal.

    Not only is he an artist that paints, he is also a poet… I do not just see an artist… I see a spiritual artisan who is expressing his spiritual journey, experiences through art, and well as they say… a picture paints a thousand words. His is truly captivating that grows on to you beyond time because it has deep meaning behind it. Nicholas manages to capture the moment of the enchanting sacred mystical land and practices of Tibetan Buddhism. Every single painting tells a different story, environments and energy. Totally adore them!

  18. uncle eddie on Apr 20, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    Nicholas and his wife, Helena were said to be spiritual seekers, using and conveying their great understanding and experiences in their knowledge of the beauty of enchanting arts to promote spirituality. That’s why it can be seen that most of their paintings were featured in hidden treasures in mountains and water, said to be symbolising the search in high places for the truth that is hidden within us. Being great artists, they always create wonderful and beautiful paintings that were thoughts provoking, coupled with a deep sense of mysticism. In them can be seen the deep sense of Drama, the urgency of a message to send or receive a mission to be performed, and a path to be travelled. They believed that peace on earth was a prerequisite to planetary survival and exhorted all fellow beings to help achieve that peace, by “uniting in the common language of Beauty and knowledge.”

  19. Lim Han Nee on Apr 19, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    Nicholas and Helena Roerich were truly the superheroes of Russia in terms of their exploration of religion,mysticism, spirituality and philosophy through art and writing(Helena). I remember having come across Helena’s book on Buddhism and was intrigued that a Russian lady could have written on Buddhism.

    The art of Nicholas Roerich is like a paean of joy, a sacred tribute to spirituality and religion. From Jesus to Buddha, Maitreya, Tsongkhapa, Krishna and Brahmaputra,Confucius and Lao Tze,this pageant of religious figures reflect Nicholas’ belief in the oneness out of this diversity.There appears to be ,however, a distinct focus on Buddhism and Tibetan Buddhism.

    His love of mountains, particularly the Himalayas,is seen in the many paintings of mountain scenes in such lovely hues. The eternal spirit seems to dwell in these paintings.

  20. Leann Lim on Apr 17, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this wonderful artwork from Mr. & Ms. Roerich. All the artwork so attracted our eyes, and repeat again and again to view the painting.

    With a great inspiration & open mind they have create this greatest painting ever have.. And it’s show through art & painting it’s another way of spiritual practice, as through the painting can deeply feel their higher spiritual mind they have.

    The painting i love so much is the Mother of the world and Moses, The Leader …so impressive…

  21. Sean Wang on Apr 16, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    I really love Nicholas Roerichs work. The contrasts seem to make his masterpieces out of time and surreal. I like how he likes to paint religious figures and does not just stay with one! He sparked a great milestone in term of influence for the Buddhist path of the west. A true hero of Dharma!

  22. David Lai on Apr 15, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    I love Nicholas Roerich too! I loved how he bathe his artwork with wonderful hues that seems to evoke a different time and place. I love all of his works particularly those of Tibet, its saints and deities because his work render them in a different manner. Its interesting because his discovery of Tibet coincides with the start of the Theosophical Society of Madame Blavatsky and because of her, there was a growing interest in the spiritual traditions of Asia, particularly of Buddhism. Although this marks a remarkable milestone in the West’s discovery of Buddhism. Anyway, the artwork itself is beautiful pieces and I particularly like the March from Shambala, which I found to be a refreshing perspective from the usual 2-D rendition in traditional depiction of a deity-warrior-king

  23. Jace Chong on Apr 14, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing with us the brilliant artworks from Mr. and Mr.s Roerich. The paintings are very very nice!

    I am surprised to read that they have such open mind during that era. They must had a fruitful mind trip after visiting so many places and got to know about different cultures and living.

    The painting that I like the most is Palden Lhamo =)

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  • Sofi
    Wednesday, Dec 19. 2018 01:30 AM
    Mongols believed 5th Dalai Lama was someone else!

    Interesting! Who and why would the Mongolians believe that the 5th Dalai Lama should be someone else? An insight into the politics of Tibetan Religious Hierarchy and treachery that exists even in Buddhist communities.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/mongols-believed-5th-dalai-lama-was-someone-else.html
  • Sofi
    Wednesday, Dec 19. 2018 01:25 AM
    Powerhouse Pujas in December 2018. Don’t Miss Out!

    Reminder! Pujas by Kechara with monks for powerful blessings. Make your date available to attend with your family. Good welcome for the New Year.

    Powerhouse Pujas in December 2018. Don’t Miss Out!
  • Sofi
    Wednesday, Dec 19. 2018 01:22 AM
    Vows: The Roots of All Attainments

    Have you ever thought of this? Why do Buddhists take Vows? What are the benefits and what vows to take? Are vows binding and restricting us from freedom? Find out more from this comprehensive post.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/vows-the-roots-of-all-attainments.html
  • Lin Mun
    Tuesday, Dec 18. 2018 10:10 PM
    There are just so many points to prove that the allegation towards Dorje Shugden is a spirit is wrong. Tibetan Buddhism stress on lineage, origins and transmission teaching from the lineage master. How can the lineage master such as Pabongka Rinpoche and Trijang Rinpoche be wrong in giving Dorje Shugden practise. If it is so, then HH Dalai Lama would be wrong too since he follow the teaching from his Guru, HH Trijang Rinpoche.

    If Dorje Shugden is indeed a spirit, then all the high lamas would have broken their vow and reborn in the lower realms. But many highly attained lamas reincarnate and continue to spread the dharma for example, HH Trijang Rinpoche, HH Zong Rinpoche and many more.

    Therefore it is important for us to understand the ban and the real reason it is initiated by CTA , of which is driven by personal agenda.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/our-lama-vs-the-dalai-lama-the-underlying-reasons-for-the-ban.html
  • Lin Mun
    Tuesday, Dec 18. 2018 09:49 PM
    Wonderful news and great way to end the 2018. Everyone will have the opportunities to engage in all the powerful pujas in the holy land and with monks from monastery. An opportunity not to be missed. Thank you Rinpoche for organising these pujas.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/powerhouse-pujas-in-december-2018-dont-miss-out.html
  • Yee Yin
    Tuesday, Dec 18. 2018 05:35 PM
    Do you do meditation? Meditation is a very good way to calm ourselves and our mind down and observe our own thinking. In the UK, some of the schools have introduced meditation session to the school children. In some of the prisons in the US, meditation is also introduced to the prisoners to help them calm their mind. Meditation is not a religious practice but a practice that can be carried out by anyone for their wellbeings. Read here to see how people around the world are meditating for a better wellbeing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/6-incredible-global-mass-meditation.html
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  • Chris
    Tuesday, Dec 18. 2018 05:35 PM
    Thank you, Rinpoche and the blog team for this amazing article. Panchen Sonam Drakpa, in my opinion, is the most erudite and powerful lama among all other Dorje Shugden’s incarnations. He is the only who served as the Gaden Tripa as well as the Abbot of all three major monasteries of the Gelug traditions

    There are no other lamas in the history that manage to do that. This is how good he is. So, how can a high lama with such calibre or attainments become an evil spirit when he dies? Lamas that have such attainments or accomplishment will be regarded as enlightened due to the nature of their work. Minds that have such level of attainments will not degenerate, unlike normal minds.

    Hence, it is not logical to say that the reincarnation of this very same mind which is Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen will become an evil spirit that will harm Tibet and also His Holiness the Dalai Lama. It is just not possible. Anyone that actually knows a little bit about Tibetan Buddhism will be able to know that it is a lie. That is why it is safe for us to conclude that Dorje Shugden is an enlightened protector because before he arose as a Dharma Protector, his mind had already reached enlightenment.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-most-illustrious-panchen-sonam-drakpa.html
  • Yee Yin
    Tuesday, Dec 18. 2018 05:25 PM
    A reincarnated lama will often do things that are similar to what he was doing in his previous lives. For Tsem Rinpoche, his immediate previous life was Kentrul Rinpoche Thubten Lamsang. Kentrul Rinpoche was sent to a remote area in Tibet by his teacher, Trijang Rinpoche to spread Dharma. The place he went to was considered a ‘barbaric’ place because people there did not know Dharma. Similarly, in this life, Tsem Rinpoche was sent by his teacher to Malaysia to spread Dharma. Even though there are many Buddhists in Malaysia but many of us do not really know Dharma, so this is also considered to be a barbaric place. Read the article below and you will find more similarities between these 2 life times.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/autobiography/kentrul-thubten-lamsang.html
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  • Yee Yin
    Tuesday, Dec 18. 2018 05:06 PM
    Is being born in a wealthy and comfortable environment a good fortune? Is it a bad fortune if we are born in an environment where there is a lot of hardships? It is not necessarily true. Many people who are born in a wealthy family end up being a spoilt brat who doesn’t achieve much in their lives. People who have gone through much hardship often train themselves to become a better and successful person. In this article, Mr. Sung-Bong Choi has gone through a lot of hardship in his life but he did not become bitter. He works hard for what he wants and he does his best. Do read about his story here:

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/hardship-pushes-us-to-the-top-korea.html
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  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Dec 18. 2018 02:27 PM
    Ann Dustin Wilson is an American musician, best known as the lead singer and songwriter of the hard rock band Heart. She was listed as one of the “Top Heavy Metal Vocalists of All Time” by Hit Parader magazine. Amazing she has such a powerful soprano vocal range voice for her age. She sang in tribute to Led Zeppelin where every one in the audience were stunned and moved by her songs. She was one of the most legendary and respected female voices in modern rock music.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing of a super talented singer.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/legendary-heart
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Dec 18. 2018 02:26 PM
    Tsawa Pulthok Rinpoche a student of His Holiness Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche. He has gone through much hardship, torture and beatings while in detention during the Chinese invasion for 19 long years. Yet he was one nice and respected Lama who kept his monk vows. He has accepted it with no hard feelings against the soldiers who has tortured him. Spending most of his remaining time in meditation, retreats and pujas for the public.
    In life all of us have the right to make decisions and have choices about how we live our life. Making our own choices about the things we do is very important because it gives us the meaning of life to be happy and those around us.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/tsawa-pulthok-rinpoche
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Dec 18. 2018 02:25 PM
    The practice of Dorje Shugden has been passed down within the Sakya lineage for several generations. Dorje Shugden was first practised by the Sakyas in the early 17th century. There were many other great Sakya throneholders who practised and proliferated Dorje Shugden Tanag within the Sakya tradition. This unique form of Dorje Shugden riding on a black horse can found on numerous older Sakya thangkas. We are fortunate able to see now with this new printing as shown in this post.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/sakya-dorje-shugden-tanag
  • Chris
    Tuesday, Dec 18. 2018 12:22 AM
    It is quite shocking to hear His Holiness the Dalai Lama to talk about refugee should go back to their own country and Europe belongs to Europeans. This is because the Tibetans have been refugees for over six decades now and they are still staying in India. If His Holiness meant what he says, then all Tibetans should move back to Tibet and develop Tibet instead of hanging around in India because India belongs to Indians.

    Why is it okay for Tibetans to stay in India for over six decades while other refugees need to return to their own country? Why is His Holiness being two-faced when it comes to this issue? Why is it okay for Tibetans to stay in India and be a freeloader for so long while other refugees from another nation need to return to their own country.

    Tibetans have been freeloading in India for over six decades now and India still continues to host them. India’s kindness should not be taken granted for and Tibetans should at least contribute back to Indian’s society. I don’t think they will be going back to Tibet looking at the current government and how they are sabotaging their chance to return to Tibet by irritating China with their actions here and there.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/dalai-lama-says-too-many-refugees-in-europe.html
  • Sofi
    Monday, Dec 17. 2018 11:58 PM
    How to Purify Your Karma in Kechara Forest Retreat?

    Kechara Forest Retreat is so highly blessed that many miracles had been shared by the visitors. Read more here for how you can purify your karma and gain merits too.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/how-to-purify-your-karma-in-kechara-forest-retreat.html
  • Sofi
    Monday, Dec 17. 2018 11:39 PM
    17 Best U.S. Cities for Hippies

    An interesting read of Hippies in America. I think that hippies are unique to America as I had not read of any in other countries

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/17-best-u-s-cities-for-hippies.html

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The forward on the book authored by the erudite Panchen Sonam Drakpa is highly unusual but good. The background on this great master is even more interesting. Read here- https://bit.ly/2EzT5Kx
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The forward on the book authored by the erudite Panchen Sonam Drakpa is highly unusual but good. The background on this great master is even more interesting. Read here- https://bit.ly/2EzT5Kx
Kechara Saraswati Arts (KSA) offers a comprehensive statue and tsa tsa painting service. We are able to paint both the face and body, using traditional Tibetan techniques and materials.

KSA can transform a ‘bare’ or ‘raw’ object of art into a living masterpiece through a variety of painting techniques. There are several ‘finishes’ to choose from. Be it an ‘antique’ look, a fully-painted colourful finish or a simple ‘gold dusted look’, your imagination and heart’s wishes are fulfilled through KSA’s mastery and artistry in action.

Our team have learnt the techniques of traditional statue painting from the finest artists of India, Tibet and Nepal. Through months of intense training and practice, our talented artists have mastered the art of painting both peaceful and wrathful features.
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Kechara Saraswati Arts (KSA) offers a comprehensive statue and tsa tsa painting service. We are able to paint both the face and body, using traditional Tibetan techniques and materials. KSA can transform a ‘bare’ or ‘raw’ object of art into a living masterpiece through a variety of painting techniques. There are several ‘finishes’ to choose from. Be it an ‘antique’ look, a fully-painted colourful finish or a simple ‘gold dusted look’, your imagination and heart’s wishes are fulfilled through KSA’s mastery and artistry in action. Our team have learnt the techniques of traditional statue painting from the finest artists of India, Tibet and Nepal. Through months of intense training and practice, our talented artists have mastered the art of painting both peaceful and wrathful features.
Unusual depiction of Lord Manjushri. I like it.
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Unusual depiction of Lord Manjushri. I like it.
Stunning!!!
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Stunning!!!
If we have eye problems, this is a good practice and it\'s simple- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=180488
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If we have eye problems, this is a good practice and it's simple- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=180488
Many times in the morning my Oser girl will go sunbathe. She really enjoys it. Tsem Rinpoche
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Many times in the morning my Oser girl will go sunbathe. She really enjoys it. Tsem Rinpoche
My Oser girl is very photogenic. Tsem Rinpoche
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My Oser girl is very photogenic. Tsem Rinpoche
Vintage stunning thangka of Lord Tsongkapa with many other enlightened beings.
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Vintage stunning thangka of Lord Tsongkapa with many other enlightened beings.
Beautiful antique thangka of Sakya Pandita
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Beautiful antique thangka of Sakya Pandita
The last Lama-Ruler of Mongolia was 8th Jebtsundamba Khutughtu. He did not have a good ending as Mongolia \'fell\'. Read about him- https://bit.ly/2UD83oa
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The last Lama-Ruler of Mongolia was 8th Jebtsundamba Khutughtu. He did not have a good ending as Mongolia 'fell'. Read about him- https://bit.ly/2UD83oa
Last Queen of Mongolia-Very interesting what happened to her and tragic too- https://bit.ly/2GcfhfF
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Last Queen of Mongolia-Very interesting what happened to her and tragic too- https://bit.ly/2GcfhfF
The famous and powerful state oracle of Mongolia- Interesting and must read- 
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The famous and powerful state oracle of Mongolia- Interesting and must read- https://bit.ly/2Py3QhI
1984 Los Angeles-Left to right: Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, monk assistant to Zong Rinpoche and the 18 year old Tsem Rinpoche prior to ordination. Read more-  https://bit.ly/2C5OM7l
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1984 Los Angeles-Left to right: Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, monk assistant to Zong Rinpoche and the 18 year old Tsem Rinpoche prior to ordination. Read more- https://bit.ly/2C5OM7l
Nice to see Blog Chat going on
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Nice to see Blog Chat going on
In the middle of the metropolitan city of Bangkok near the upmarket shopping district is a chapel dedicated to Tara right in the centre of town. Lovely. Tsem Rinpoche
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In the middle of the metropolitan city of Bangkok near the upmarket shopping district is a chapel dedicated to Tara right in the centre of town. Lovely. Tsem Rinpoche
Cheeky and cute little He Wei is telling you to get a Dorje Shugden pamphlet now!!!
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Cheeky and cute little He Wei is telling you to get a Dorje Shugden pamphlet now!!!
My little cute Oser girl doggie is always nearby. Tsem Rinpoche
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My little cute Oser girl doggie is always nearby. Tsem Rinpoche
Tsem Rinpoche\'s father with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The little girl is his brother\'s daughter. Her name is Tara.
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Tsem Rinpoche's father with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The little girl is his brother's daughter. Her name is Tara.
Our Gyenze Chapel in Kechara Forest Retreat is visited by people from all over Malaysia now. Many have had their wishes fulfilled.
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Our Gyenze Chapel in Kechara Forest Retreat is visited by people from all over Malaysia now. Many have had their wishes fulfilled.
Very nice class going on in Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia. Learning Dharma is the key to overcoming our mind that is unsettled. Tsem Rinpoche
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Very nice class going on in Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia. Learning Dharma is the key to overcoming our mind that is unsettled. Tsem Rinpoche
Left to right: 103rd Gaden Tripa Lobsang Tenzin, Gaden Shartse Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche.
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Left to right: 103rd Gaden Tripa Lobsang Tenzin, Gaden Shartse Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche.
Tsem Rinpoche holding the young incarnation of Zong Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Monastery.
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Tsem Rinpoche holding the young incarnation of Zong Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Monastery.
In Gaden Monastery.

Left to right: Tenzin Trinley Rinpoche, Kari Kentrul Rinpoche, Zong Rinpoche, Tsem Rinpoche, Gyalkhangtse Rinpoche, Kating Rinpoche and Genpa Rinpoche. Extreme right is the senior Dorje Shugden oracle of Gaden Monastery, Choyang Dulzin Kuten.
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In Gaden Monastery. Left to right: Tenzin Trinley Rinpoche, Kari Kentrul Rinpoche, Zong Rinpoche, Tsem Rinpoche, Gyalkhangtse Rinpoche, Kating Rinpoche and Genpa Rinpoche. Extreme right is the senior Dorje Shugden oracle of Gaden Monastery, Choyang Dulzin Kuten.
Tsem Rinpoche with the Abbots of Gaden Jangtse Monastery and Gaden Shartse Monastery escorting a photo of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. This is in the main prayer hall of Gaden Monastery.
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Tsem Rinpoche with the Abbots of Gaden Jangtse Monastery and Gaden Shartse Monastery escorting a photo of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. This is in the main prayer hall of Gaden Monastery.
Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Monastery
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Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Monastery
My father Mr. Lobsang Gyatso and myself. He came to Gaden Monastery to visit me. While he was alive he lived in Taiwan. Tsem Rinpoche
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My father Mr. Lobsang Gyatso and myself. He came to Gaden Monastery to visit me. While he was alive he lived in Taiwan. Tsem Rinpoche
The most precious Buddha Shakyamuni of Tibet. He is called Jowo Rinpoche and He is in the central Cathedral of Lhasa, Tibet. All the crowns, earrings, necklaces and jewels were constructed and offered by Je Tsongkapa onto this Buddha 600 years ago. Tsem Rinpoche
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The most precious Buddha Shakyamuni of Tibet. He is called Jowo Rinpoche and He is in the central Cathedral of Lhasa, Tibet. All the crowns, earrings, necklaces and jewels were constructed and offered by Je Tsongkapa onto this Buddha 600 years ago. Tsem Rinpoche
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Click on picture to enlarge, I have something to share.
This is how you can practice Tantric Buddhas without initiation or commitment- https://bit.ly/2PstN28
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This is how you can practice Tantric Buddhas without initiation or commitment- https://bit.ly/2PstN28
Many great lamas are pictured here together. I have met many of them and they are very learned and holy. Tsem Rinpoche
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Many great lamas are pictured here together. I have met many of them and they are very learned and holy. Tsem Rinpoche
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Do share this picture message with friends.
Faster, Faster!!! Can\'t you go any faster! We are late for our puja! Read on- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=179695
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Faster, Faster!!! Can't you go any faster! We are late for our puja! Read on- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=179695
Has Pastor David achieved enlightenment under the bodhi tree?
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Has Pastor David achieved enlightenment under the bodhi tree?
Very nice. Pastor Seng Piow\'s beautiful Kalarupa statue has finally arrived.
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Very nice. Pastor Seng Piow's beautiful Kalarupa statue has finally arrived.
Animals are made to suffer so much. We should never add to their sufferings. We should never beat, abuse, use, kill or eat them. We should be loving with them or just leave them to live their lives.~Tsem Rinpoche
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Animals are made to suffer so much. We should never add to their sufferings. We should never beat, abuse, use, kill or eat them. We should be loving with them or just leave them to live their lives.~Tsem Rinpoche
It will break your heart, but you need to see this- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=179733



Thank you, Tsem Rinpoche
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It will break your heart, but you need to see this- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=179733 Thank you, Tsem Rinpoche
Find out what happened to this baby- https://bit.ly/2RdxM4o
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Find out what happened to this baby- https://bit.ly/2RdxM4o
A very sad true story

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A very sad true story Please sign to help end animal experimentation: https://www.change.org/p/tell-neutrogena-to-stop-all-animal-testing
My grandaunt Nirgidma whom I have never met but learning more about her now. She lived and died in France. Tsem Rinpoche
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My grandaunt Nirgidma whom I have never met but learning more about her now. She lived and died in France. Tsem Rinpoche
Did you know we can grow vegetables under water contrary to need the bright sun, earth and on the surface? Very interesting- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=179595
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Did you know we can grow vegetables under water contrary to need the bright sun, earth and on the surface? Very interesting- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=179595
A very rare Buddha hardly seen. He is said to help us overcome laziness. Understand more- https://bit.ly/2EaEtk3
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A very rare Buddha hardly seen. He is said to help us overcome laziness. Understand more- https://bit.ly/2EaEtk3
 
 
When you are sleeping, do you get disturbed by supernatural entities or re-occurring dreams that are frightening? Do you sometimes feel a presence in the room with you when sleeping? I have something here that might help you as I have been asked many times about these occurrences. - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=179116
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When you are sleeping, do you get disturbed by supernatural entities or re-occurring dreams that are frightening? Do you sometimes feel a presence in the room with you when sleeping? I have something here that might help you as I have been asked many times about these occurrences. - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=179116
Foretelling the future in the Tibetan tradition- https://bit.ly/2AKzSl8
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Foretelling the future in the Tibetan tradition- https://bit.ly/2AKzSl8
Malaysian Brickfields Chief Monk Sri Dhammaratana Fosters Harmony with Tibetan Buddhism- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=178837
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Malaysian Brickfields Chief Monk Sri Dhammaratana Fosters Harmony with Tibetan Buddhism- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=178837
马来西亚十五碑锡兰佛寺达摩拉达纳长老与藏传佛教界建交- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=179077
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马来西亚十五碑锡兰佛寺达摩拉达纳长老与藏传佛教界建交- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=179077
For high resolution download of this beautiful artwork of Dorje Shugden, please click here: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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For high resolution download of this beautiful artwork of Dorje Shugden, please click here: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
A stupa built dedicated to Dorje Shugden in Tibet.
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A stupa built dedicated to Dorje Shugden in Tibet.
Repetitive Bad Dreams Disturbing Your Sleep?This might help you- https://bit.ly/2TTp8tw
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Repetitive Bad Dreams Disturbing Your Sleep?This might help you- https://bit.ly/2TTp8tw
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    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
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    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Chirping birds and other forest animals create a joyful melody at the Vajrayogini stupa in Kechara Forest Retreat (Bentong, Malaysia).
  • His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
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    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    Trijang Rinpoche never gave up his devotion to Dorje Shugden no matter how much Tibetan government in exile pressured him to give up. He stayed loyal inspiring so many of us.
  • Very rare video of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche the 10th, the all knowing and compassionate one. I pay deep respects to this attained being who has taken many rebirths since the time of Lord Buddha to be of benefit to sentient beings tirelessly. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Very rare video of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche the 10th, the all knowing and compassionate one. I pay deep respects to this attained being who has taken many rebirths since the time of Lord Buddha to be of benefit to sentient beings tirelessly. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This bigfoot researcher gives good reasonings on bigfoot. Interesting short video.
    1 week ago
    This bigfoot researcher gives good reasonings on bigfoot. Interesting short video.
  • His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Shartse Monastery was one of the teachers of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Here in this beautiful video is Geshe Kelsang Gyatso showing his centre to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, then proceeding to sit down to receive teachings. For more information- https://bit.ly/2QNac1u
    1 week ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Shartse Monastery was one of the teachers of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Here in this beautiful video is Geshe Kelsang Gyatso showing his centre to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, then proceeding to sit down to receive teachings. For more information- https://bit.ly/2QNac1u
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s dog, Oser girl always sits on Rinpoche’s chair. When Rinpoche’s other dog, Dharma tries to get into the chair, he is chased away. Oser is the boss. She is possessive. Cute.
    2 weeks ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s dog, Oser girl always sits on Rinpoche’s chair. When Rinpoche’s other dog, Dharma tries to get into the chair, he is chased away. Oser is the boss. She is possessive. Cute.
  • Lama Yeshe talks about how to practice at the beginning and at the end of each day during teachings given in London during the Lamas’ first European teaching tour in 1975. Lama Yeshe was a brilliant teacher and I wanted to share this with everyone so his teachings can reach more people. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 weeks ago
    Lama Yeshe talks about how to practice at the beginning and at the end of each day during teachings given in London during the Lamas’ first European teaching tour in 1975. Lama Yeshe was a brilliant teacher and I wanted to share this with everyone so his teachings can reach more people. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Our beautiful Dorje Shugden shop in the busiest part of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Many tourists visit our store and this area.
    3 weeks ago
    Our beautiful Dorje Shugden shop in the busiest part of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Many tourists visit our store and this area.
  • Living off the grid in Australia
    3 weeks ago
    Living off the grid in Australia
    A Jill Redwood is a jack of all trades, Jill built her own house on her property and lives entirely off the grid with no mains power or town water, mobile reception or television. Living on around $80 a week, Jill has over sixty animals to keep her company and an abundant garden that out serves as an organic supermarket right at her doorstep. Her main expenses are animal feed and the rates on her property. Watch this incredible three minute video and be inspired to live differently.
  • Kyabje Dagom Choktrul Rinpoche offering gold on a 350 year-old Dorje Shugden statue in his chapel in Lhasa. This is how Tibetans show homage and pay respect to a holy image. This chapel and statue of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa dedicated to Dorje Shugden was built by the Great 5th Dalai Lama. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 weeks ago
    Kyabje Dagom Choktrul Rinpoche offering gold on a 350 year-old Dorje Shugden statue in his chapel in Lhasa. This is how Tibetans show homage and pay respect to a holy image. This chapel and statue of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa dedicated to Dorje Shugden was built by the Great 5th Dalai Lama. Tsem Rinpoche
  • My sweet little Oser girl is so photogenic and adorable. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 weeks ago
    My sweet little Oser girl is so photogenic and adorable. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Heart Sutra sang by a monk for the modern crowd. Very interesting and beautiful. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 weeks ago
    Heart Sutra sang by a monk for the modern crowd. Very interesting and beautiful. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Submerging powerful mantra stones in water at Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia.
    4 weeks ago
    Submerging powerful mantra stones in water at Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia.
  • Wylfred explains in Chinese the benefits of mantra stones at Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia   |  黄明川以华语解释在马来西亚克切拉禅修林的玛尼堆(刻有心咒的石头)的利益
    4 weeks ago
    Wylfred explains in Chinese the benefits of mantra stones at Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia | 黄明川以华语解释在马来西亚克切拉禅修林的玛尼堆(刻有心咒的石头)的利益
  • My Oser girl and Dharma boy love the verandah where they can see the greens. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 weeks ago
    My Oser girl and Dharma boy love the verandah where they can see the greens. Tsem Rinpoche
  • If there were more schools like this, then our kids would grow up with more caring awareness and kind emotions towards our environment and the people around them. They would grow up knowing that chasing materialism is not going to bring any happiness. I hope very much more schools like this would materialise. I hope in my future life I can attend a school like this. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 month ago
    If there were more schools like this, then our kids would grow up with more caring awareness and kind emotions towards our environment and the people around them. They would grow up knowing that chasing materialism is not going to bring any happiness. I hope very much more schools like this would materialise. I hope in my future life I can attend a school like this. Tsem Rinpoche
  • My Oser girl and Dharma boy in their cosy little bedroom next to me sleeping away. Cute.
    2 months ago
    My Oser girl and Dharma boy in their cosy little bedroom next to me sleeping away. Cute.
  • It is incredible how smart Oser girl is. She can steal the treat away from Dharma boy and so casually. Wow. She is so smart. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 months ago
    It is incredible how smart Oser girl is. She can steal the treat away from Dharma boy and so casually. Wow. She is so smart. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Kechara Forest Retreat Dogs. Dharma boy is tiny and trying to scare off big boy Johnny. Johnny is so patient and just ignores Dharma. They are both cute and both live in Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 months ago
    Kechara Forest Retreat Dogs. Dharma boy is tiny and trying to scare off big boy Johnny. Johnny is so patient and just ignores Dharma. They are both cute and both live in Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia. Tsem Rinpoche
  • BREAKING EYEWITNESS FOOTAGE: Workers violently punched, kicked, cussed out, & left sheep to die on dozens of Scottish farms 💔 Sheep bled after rough shearing & were stitched up without painkillers.–From Peta2
    2 months ago
    BREAKING EYEWITNESS FOOTAGE: Workers violently punched, kicked, cussed out, & left sheep to die on dozens of Scottish farms 💔 Sheep bled after rough shearing & were stitched up without painkillers.–From Peta2
  • Super cute seal and so gentle. Must watch this video and realize we are all one. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 months ago
    Super cute seal and so gentle. Must watch this video and realize we are all one. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Legendary Heart sings “Stairway to Heaven” in tribute to Led Zeppelin. Incredible tribute and rendition. Everyone is blown away. TR
    2 months ago
    Legendary Heart sings “Stairway to Heaven” in tribute to Led Zeppelin. Incredible tribute and rendition. Everyone is blown away. TR
  • In a low-income neighbourhood, this man is growing his own organic produce, and giving extras away for free to neighbours who can’t afford fresh ingredients from the store. Must watch!
    2 months ago
    In a low-income neighbourhood, this man is growing his own organic produce, and giving extras away for free to neighbours who can’t afford fresh ingredients from the store. Must watch!
  • Neat little video
    2 months ago
    Neat little video
  • It is nice to see sangha release animals into the wild. Gen Kunchok Palden and Chodrak contributed to releasing of frogs back into the wild. This is wonderful. Compassion is the mainstay of all spirituality. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 months ago
    It is nice to see sangha release animals into the wild. Gen Kunchok Palden and Chodrak contributed to releasing of frogs back into the wild. This is wonderful. Compassion is the mainstay of all spirituality. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This is a special ‘carpet’ for dogs that you hide their snacks and they have to go digging for it. It is challenging and fun where they use their nose, paws and all to dig and find the snacks in between. This dog play carpet is ordered online. You can see little Zopa baby who is a Kechara resident doggie looking for the snacks in this cute video. She is kept busy and entertained! Tsem Rinpoche
    2 months ago
    This is a special ‘carpet’ for dogs that you hide their snacks and they have to go digging for it. It is challenging and fun where they use their nose, paws and all to dig and find the snacks in between. This dog play carpet is ordered online. You can see little Zopa baby who is a Kechara resident doggie looking for the snacks in this cute video. She is kept busy and entertained! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Kechara Forest Retreat in Bentong, Malaysia’s dog Pema is super adorable and cute. Everyone loves her. She is wearing a Manjushri blessing pendant.
    3 months ago
    Kechara Forest Retreat in Bentong, Malaysia’s dog Pema is super adorable and cute. Everyone loves her. She is wearing a Manjushri blessing pendant.
  • Spontaneous trance in Tibet by powerful healing Protector Dorje Shugden of a monk who usually takes trance.
    3 months ago
    Spontaneous trance in Tibet by powerful healing Protector Dorje Shugden of a monk who usually takes trance.
  • 喀切玛波向詹杜固仁波切献供养
    3 months ago
    喀切玛波向詹杜固仁波切献供养
    喀切玛波护法降神,向詹杜固仁波切献供曼扎及身语意之供养,同时也加持马来西亚克切拉禅修林道场。喀切玛波护法乃古时候的紫玛护法,他是藏地首座佛教寺院桑耶寺的护法神
  • This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    1 years ago
    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    This video is thought-provoking and very interesting. Watch! Thanks so much to our friends at LIVEKINDLY.
  • Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
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    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
  • BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
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    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
    1 years ago
    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
    1 years ago
    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    1 years ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
    1 years ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    1 years ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
    1 years ago
    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
  • Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
    1 years ago
    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    1 years ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    1 years ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    1 years ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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Nice to see people committed to attend our monthly Chinese Dorje Shugden puja. Yee Mun (KISG)
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Throwback KSDS Graduation 2018 - Nice arrangement from Louise. Glad that we collaborate with gift team for KSDS event. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback KSDS Graduation 2018 - Long time no see and it’s great time to catch up. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback KSDS Graduation 2018 - Long time no see and it’s great time to catch up. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback KSDS Graduation 2018 - Great technical team who gave us nice music and slide show. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback KSDS Graduation 2018 - Teacher Asyley having a light moment with children before performance. Lin Mun KSDS
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So glad to see family members involve in dharma work together. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback KSDS Graduation 2018 - Let’s go team, together we will do a great show :) , Lin Mun KSDS
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Mr. Cheah Fook Wan offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa & all Buddhas before the prayer session started. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Glian Sim has offered a cup of tea to Rinpoche’s shrine on behalf of KISG. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG has completed a session of prayer recitations to Mother Tara in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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KISG has completed a session of prayer recitations to Mother Tara in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Wow! JB Kechara office is receiving 5 desktop computers from our sponsors. Now the urban poor children can learn to use computers. Now the passionate volunteers can burn the mid night oil in the office planning, coordinating and review events. Thanks to our sponsors, Style Vision, Meadow IT, KS IT, Grex Multimedia, New Century, Ascentouch, Softcom, E cube, Via Global, Edmond, Nelly, Jasmine, Bill Kee, DML Beauty, Goh and Team for providing us with such an awesome convenience and cool facilities. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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1984 Los Angeles- Left to right: Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, monk assistant to Zong Rinpoche and the 18 year old Tsem Rinpoche prior to ordination.
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Left to right: 103rd Gaden Tripa Lobsang Tenzin, Gaden Shartse Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche.
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