Pu Tuo Shan

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About Pu Tuo Shan

Pu Tuo Shan, also known as Mount Putuo is located on an island southeast of Shanghai, in the Zhoushan prefecture of Zhejiang province in China. Pu Tuo Shan is believed to be the bodhimanda (place of awakening) of Avalokitesvara, more familiarly known as Guan Yin in China. Due to this believe, Pu Tuo Shan gained its place as one of the five holy mountains in Buddhism and flocks of pilgrims visit this place all year round to get blessings. 

 

During the Tang Dynasty, Pu Tuo Shan became the center of Chinese Buddhism solely for Guan Yin, while the silk road was being constructed and developed. Ever since then, Pu Tuo Shan has been the main destination for all Guan Yin worshipers. Guan Yin (or Chenrezig, or Avaloketishvara), resides as the patron Bodhisattva on Mount Putuo. 

Pu Tuo Shan consists of many temples and monastic institutes, besides being a place of study for the holy Dharma, it is also a place where many people visit for geological, marine and forestry studies. 

 

Buddhist Practice in Putuo Shan

The monks in the monasteries start their day as early as 3.40 am daily. The sound of wood knocking will be their wake up call, and not long after, the 108 morning bells will start to ring. During this time, the monks will enter the hall to perform sutras and mantras, a session they call “Morning Lesson” which should be done before dawn. During this time, visitors are allowed to join prayers with the monk, however strict orders are given and must be adhered to.

While it is still dark, only the ‘ever-lit lamp’ can be seen shining on the gold-colored Buddha statue. Silence is one of the spiritual discipline practiced during this time. The abbot will lead all of the monks and visitors through the sutra recitation which is done in a rhythmic tone. After the sutra recitation is over, the abbot will light incense and pass them to everyone for them to circumambulate around Lord Buddha. The monks will then continue to recite the sutras from memory while the visitors follow behind the monks with their palms together, holding the incense. After circumambulating the Buddha, all who are present will prostrate to the Buddha again before ending the session. This morning lesson lasts for about one and a half hours and finishes just before sunrise. 

The monks at Mount Putuo are served three meals a day. No wastage of food is allowed, and after supper the evening lessons begin. The evening lessons are similar to the one in the morning, however the difference is the sutra recited. These morning and evening lessons are held everyday, and the monks are not allowed to be exempted except when ill or on leave. 

These lessons have a deep history behind it. It started from Jin Dynasty (317 – 420), and has been the common practice since the Song Dynasty (960 – 1279). These rituals are the most important duty of the monks, and is also the most important daily religious activity of the temples. When the last drum rolls in the evening, it is time for the monks to call it a day. This routine has been followed exactly the same for the past one thousand years.

 

Puji Temple

Puji Temple is one of the biggest temples in Pu Tuo Shan, and is located at the west end of the beach. Puji Temple was constructed during the Song Dynasty under Emperor Shen Zong’s reign. It was also repaired and reconstructed during the Qing Dynasty by both Emperor Kangxi and Emperor Yongzheng. 

There are a total of 200 structures, including the Hall of Heavenly Kings, Hall of Yuantong, Building of Buddhist Scriptures, Hall of Abbot and many more. The construction is magnificent and large in scale, covering an area of 14,000 square meters! The main building in Puji Temple is the Hall of Yuantong, where a 8.8 meter high bronze statue of Guan Yin is placed. In this hall, both sides of the walls are the 32 reincarnations of Guan Yin. In the main hall also sits a magnificent grand Buddha, flanked by statues of the 18 Mystical Disciples. The temple can hold more than a thousand visitors at the same time.

 

History

916  A.D. The enshrining of Guan Yin
1080 A.D. Emperor Shenzong from the Song Dynasty donated lands to the temples, and new monks are ordained yearly. The monks studied Buddhism and the temple slowly prospered.
1214 A.D. Pu Tuo was designated by the imperial decree to perform Buddhist rites especially enshrining Guan Yin by Emperor Ningzong from the Song Dynasty.
1298 A.D. The temple was repaired and more land (2.7 km) was given to the temple.
1313 A.D. Emperor Renzong’s mother made offerings of 868 metal bars and land.
1386 A.D. Duke Tang ordered the burning of 300 temples on Putuo Shan and moved the large statue of Guan Yin to a temple in the mainland, now known as Qita temple in Ningbo.
1515 A.D. The Buddhist community began to recover through donations and alms.
1553 A.D. The Ming government under the Jiajing Emperor moved the monks and destroyed the temples once again.
1572 A.D. A monk named Zhen Song came to Putuo Shan to help rebuild it to its former glory
1574 A.D. A monk named Zhen Biao ascended the mountain to locate the old sites that was destroyed 200 years ago despite restrictions. He managed to locate the old temple and rebuild a small monastery but it was destroyed by a military commander, and Zhen Biao and a group of nuns was punished. Four years later, Zhen Biao was made abbot, during this time, he built the Hall of Heavenly Kings.
16th and 17th Century Japanese pirates and Dutch traders ravaged the island, robbed the population and destroyed the temples.
1929 A.D. There were 88 small cloisters and 128 hermitages under the direction of the monasteries
1949 A.D. About two thousand monks and nuns lived on the island, except at pilgrimage times, when six to seven thousand additional monastics would come. During the Cultural Revolution, many of the structures on Putuoshan were further devastated by the Red Guards. Presently the 3 main temples still exist, but the nunneries are diminished to 30 nunneries, including Dacheng, Meifu and Zizhu.  Today’s Putuoshan is also a navy base.

 

Pu Tuo Shan grounds

1) Fayu Monastery 

Entrance fee: RMB 5

Located at the foot of Fodingshan, at the north end of 1000 step Beach. 

 

2) Huiji Monastery 

Entrance fee: RMB 5

Transport: Cable car (RMB 40) or Bus (RMB 8) or walk (1 hour climb)

Located near the top of Fodingshan. More active visitors and pilgrims take the concrete steps from near Fayu Temple. It takes about 1 hour to climb the mountain. If your interest is old military installations, turn right soon after the start of the stair ascending up to a smaller set of stone steps. After 10-15 minutes, this continues through a series of anti-ship and anti-aircraft gun emplacements with gunner accommodation and ammunition stowage built into the cliffs. Everything is in very good condition, there is no impediment to access, and looks like the PLA continues to take an interest. Also being off the beaten path, there is a complete absence of other visitors. You can then continue to the summit of Fodingshan on earthen paths, using common sense navigation because nothing is signposted in this area. But is less interesting.

 

Puji Monastery

Entrance fee: RMB 5

Located at the center of the island, is the most accessible and famous monastery on Putuoshan. Nearby are are hotels, restaurants and various shops. A public ritual is performed by the monks runs from 4:30AM to 7AM. It is crowded at this time, so unless you are interested in the ceremony, it best to visit the temple outside these hours.

 

Northern Village

Accessible by walking north up the hill from the lower cable car station, past the large new development on the coast (which is on the right). After about 2 km of pathway, at the end of the road, is the start of a footpath that leads through an historic village in various stages of disrepair. While some residents remain, the majority of villagers were re-settled in new dwellings with services back south of the ferry terminal. Continue on via a PLA training area to the northern tip of the island, but staying on the earthen path may be good advice. You have to walk back to the cable car station to exit the area.

 

Fanyin Cave  

It is a place that is accessible from Fayu Monastery by taking a 15 Min. busride. From there you can walk 20 Min. through the forest to the quite Shancai Cave.

 

Chao Yindong

Cliffs carved with “Chao Yindong” three words, the Department of the Qing Emperor Kangxi handwritten. Here the original legend inscribed “appeared at the” ancient believers Kouqiu Guanyin appeared among those who worship here.  

 

Directions:

By air:

Putuo Shan airport is located on Zhujiajian island, a very short ferry ride to Mount Putuo.

 

By land:

From Port of Shenjiamen, take a ferry or speed boat to Mount Putuo. It takes 15 minutes to reach. 

Alternatively, one can go to Zhujiajian from Shenjiamen by a connecting bridge.

 

By sea:

From Shanghai (Lucao harbour) to Mount Putuo – 3 hour ride

From Shanghai (Port Wusong) to Mount Putuo – 12 hour ride

From Ningbo (Daxie harbor) to Mount Putuo – 1 hour

From Shenjiamen (Bansendong dock) to Mount Putuo – 15 minutes

 

Photos of Pu Tuo Shan

 

Pu Tuo Shan in China 

 

 

Chinese New Year celebrations

 

 

Practitioners burning money for the after-life 

 

 

 Huiji temple’s entrance 

 

 

 The famous rocks at Pu Tuo Shan 

 

 

 Fan Ying Temple entrance

 

 

Fanying Cave 

 

 

 Inside Fayu

 

 

 Fayu Temple Entrance

 

 

The endangered species, Pu Tuo Hornbeam 

 

 

One of the many temples of Pu Tuo Shan 

 

 

 Kuan Yin, full of compassion

 

 

Map of Pu Tuo Shan

 

  

 

Puji Temple Entrance 

 

 

 Purple Bamboo Hotel 

 

 

 Pu Tuo Resort

 

 

Pu Tuo waterfall 

 

 

 Pu Tuo lake

 

 

View from the top 

 

  

 Pu Tuo beach

 

 

Sunset at Pu Tuo 

 

 

 Pagoda in the mountains

 

(Source:

http://www.putuoshan.net/English/Algemeen/history.php  

http://www.putuoshan.net/English/Seeings/Puji%20temple.php

http://www.mtputuo.com/Destination/History.html

http://www.mtputuo.com/Thing%20to%20do/Ecological.html

http://www.mtputuo.com/Thing%20to%20do/Religious.html

http://wikitravel.org/en/Mount_Putuo)

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  1. Samfoonheei on Mar 9, 2019 at 11:59 am

    Mount Putuo is an island southeast of Shanghai, It is a renowned site in Chinese Buddhism, and is considered the bodhimanda of the bodhisattva Avalokitesvara. Putuoshan Mountain is the abode of Guanyin and one of the four sacred Buddhist mountains in China. The island’s scenic beauty meant it was the perfect setting for temples and other religious buildings and later it is known as the ‘Heaven of the Sea and Kingdom of the Buddhists’ to many of the Buddhist. Amazing just the island alone had eighty-two temples and nunneries together with some one hundred and twenty-eight shelters that between them housing 4,000 Buddhist monks and nuns. Even today visitors to the island, one will come across monks in their traditional robes along the many paths. There are many temples dated from the AD’s. The centre of the island is covered with rich green forests where the famous one-thousand-year-old camphor tree and the protected hornbeams are. The sandy shores of the island are also attractive to tourists and this island is famed for having such a beautiful combination of mountain scenery and seascapes.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

  2. Vinnie Tan on Aug 15, 2013 at 1:36 am

    It is just amazing how many pilgrimage sites China has. Adding the fact that the China does make the effort to maintain all these places and preserve them is just incredible. The photos are just amazing. Thank you Rinpoche for allowing us to have this available on the website.

  3. Sean Wang on Mar 23, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    Thank you for compiling all the information and transforming the information into an easily digestible article. It is very interesting to see that China has such a beautiful cultural Buddhist pilgrimage site. I really want to visit Pu Tuo Shan and any of the other holy mountains of China with Mama. 😉

  4. Sharon Saw on Mar 19, 2013 at 2:17 am

    Thank you for this article. It’s interesting that China has so many Buddhist pilgrimage sites. I hope to visit Wu Tai Shan and Pu Tuo Shan sometime. It’s great to see the photos of the temples and read about the sangha’s daily routines. The monks must be very disciplined and it is good to know that these practices have endured for a thousand years.

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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
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Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat's land here in Malaysia
Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
6 months ago
High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
This is pretty amazing!

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

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
6 months ago
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
6 months ago
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
6 months ago
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
6 months ago
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
6 months ago
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
6 months ago
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
7 months ago
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
7 months ago
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
7 months ago
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
7 months ago
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
7 months ago
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
7 months ago
Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
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In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
7 months ago
There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
7 months ago
Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
7 months ago
Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden\'s grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
7 months ago
May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden's grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
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A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
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Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
7 months ago
Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche 

www.tsemrinpoche.com
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We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
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KISG has carried out monthly animals liberation activity at DR Park, Ipoh on Sunday. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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KISG has carried out monthly animals liberation activity at DR Park, Ipoh on Sunday. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Students and teachers were so excited with the performance hat. Lin Mun KSDS
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