The Holy Mountain, Jiu Hua Shan

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(By Tsem Rinpoche)

Overview of Jiu Hua Shan

Mount Jiuhua rising above the clouds

Mount Jiuhua rising above the clouds

In an area of some 120 square kilometres, not far from the picturesque Mount Huangshan, and located in Qingyang County, Anhui Province in China, is a haven that is nestled between the Yangtze River and the Yellow Mountain. Here, in a verdant landscape of pine trees and walls of tall swaying bamboo, lined with streams, waterfalls, hidden caves and rocky configurations, 99 peaks rise up from the soil and protrude through the clouds. The tallest peak is called Shiwang Peak (Peak of Ten Kings) that sits at an elevation of 1,342 metres above sea level. This summit is well known, as are eight of the nearby peaks – Tiantai Peak, Tianwang Peak, Lianhua Peak, Duxiu Peak, Luohan Peak, Wulao Peak, Fuhu Peak and Furong Peak.

Together, the peaks are known as Jiu Hua Shan (Mount Jiu Hua) or the Nine Glorious/Heavenly Mountains and are considered to be the abode of the Bodhisattva Ksitigarbha, known as Dizangwang Pusa in Chinese. Ksitigarbha is well known especially amongst Buddhists of the Mahayana tradition because of the great compassionate vow he made,

“If I do not go to hell to help the beings suffering there, who else will go?… If the hells are not empty I will not become a Buddha. Only when all living beings have been saved, will I attain full enlightenment.”

Jiu Hua Shan is one of the four holiest sites of Chinese Buddhism. The other three are Mount Wutai in Shanxi province, Mount Emei in Sichuan and Mount Putuo in Zhejiang. In the Nanhai Putuoshan Zhi (Mount Putuo of the Southern Seas Gazetteer) the Buddhist thinker Qiu Lian (1644-1729) was recorded to have said:

“Manjushri, Samantabhadra, Guanyin (Avalokiteshvara), and Ksitigarbha are all Bodhisattvas who have attained the realisations of Dharmakaya. But due to their eagerness to save sentient beings, they are present everywhere. Additionally, they want sentient beings to have a proper place in which to render respect. Therefore Manjushri manifests his response bodies (nirmanakaya) at Mount Wutai, Samantabhadra at Mount Emei, Guanyin and Ksitigarbha at Mount Putuo and Jiuhua respectively”

The four great holy mountains of China are also said to denote the four elements out of which everything is made – Earth, Water, Fire and Wind (Air). Mount Wutai represents the Aind/Air element; Emei represents Fire, Putuo stands for Water while Jiuhua embodies the Earth element.

In addition to being a holy site where Buddhists from all over the world congregate, Mount Jiu Hua is also one of the best summer destinations in China.

For those interested in anthropology, Mount Jiu Hua is a wellspring of Buddhist treasures that include a large collection of 2,000 cultural and historical relics; over 6,000 volumes of Sutras from the Ming Dynasty; 6,300 beautiful statues of various Buddhas and deities of Buddhism; scrolls of scriptures written in Sanskrit on palm leaves; statues of Buddhist deities sculpted from precious metals and jade; a collection of paintings and calligraphies; official seals; and a collection of porcelain ware from the last millennium.

Emperor Kangxi’s calligraphy reads “Jiu Hua Sacred Abode”

Emperor Kangxi’s calligraphy reads “Jiu Hua Sacred Abode”

 

The Awakening of Mount Jiu Hua

The earliest association of Jiu Hua Shan with Buddhism dates back to the year 401 when an Indian monk by the name of Huaidu (also spelt Beidu or Pei-tu) built a small place of worship that would later become known as “Huacheng Si” (Huacheng Temple). The name Huacheng Si was given to it by the imperial decree of Emperor Dezong of the Tang Dynasty in 780 CE during the Emperor’s first year of reign. However, it was the Korean monk, Jin Qiaojue’s (whose name means “Exalted Awakening”) 75-year-long solitary practice of Buddhism and his spiritual achievements that firmly imbued the mountain with its perpetual aura of mystique and holiness.

Like Lord Buddha himself, Jin Qiaojue was a prince. He belonged to the Silla Kingdom, in what is now known as Korea. He was known as Prince Jin Xianying before he renounced the material world to become a monk. He arrived at Mount Jiu Hua around 719 CE and entered deep meditations and spiritual training there. It is said that he faced a very difficult life on the mountain, as conditions were harsh and resources were scarce; often he would have to eat a kind of white clay to stay alive. Still, he persisted and over time, he became more well known and sponsors arrived. One, in particular, was a wealthy landowner by the name of Zhuge Jie. He and other patrons provided the means for Jin Qiajue to build upon the basic structure that Huaidu had previously constructed.

For 75 years Jin Qiaojue remained on the mountain and engaged in his practice. In 794 CE, at the age of 99, he achieved the state of Nirvana.

Inside Huacheng temple

Inside Huacheng temple

Legends abound in regards to Jin Qiaojue and Mount Jiu Hua. In one version, when Jin Qiaojue passed into clear light at the age of 99, his body remained whole and intact for three years. And the joints of his body when shaken, emitted sounds like rattling gold locks. In Buddhist scriptures, it is said that this is an indication that the practitioner has attained Buddhahood. Realising the holiness of this monk, the public built a pagoda on Shenguan Ridge Mount to house his remains and for the purpose of veneration. Jin Qiaojue was recognised as an emanation of the Earth Buddha, Ksitigarbha and Mount Jiu Hua became his abode.

According to numerous eyewitness accounts, the ridge where the mummified body of Jin Qiaojue is enshrined often produces an exhibition of coloured lights.

 

Mount Jin Hua and the Arts

Mount Jiu Hua with its tranquil peaks and the sacred mystique that it exudes have always drawn learned men, scholars, poets, artists and creative minds to it. This includes Libai (701-762 CE), a renowned poet of the Tang Dynasty. Standing at the summit Libai gazed at the scenery and became intoxicated with its beauty and this verse came to him:

From the azure skies above descends a jade-like flow, and nine fascinating lotuses rise out of the hills below.

In fact, this is how Mount Jiu Hua got its name. Libai saw the peaks as lotuses that reach into the skies, “holding up heaven”. Before that, the mountain was known as Lingyang Mountain.

Tiantai Peak at Mount Jiuhua

Tiantai Peak at Mount Jiuhua

Other luminaries such as Tang poet, Liu Yuxi (772-842 CE), and Du Mu (803-852 CE), Song Dynasty litterateur Wang Anshi (1021-1086 CE), Mei Yaochen (1002-1086 CE), Zhou Bida (1126-1204 CE), Wen Tianxiang (1236-1283 CE), Tang Xianzu (1550-1616 CE), and Zhang Daqian (1899-1983 CE) were among the parade of scholars, politicians and monks who made the pilgrimage to Jiu Hua Shan.

 

The Holy Structures, Temples and Halls of Jiu Hua Shan

The 99-metre tall Ksitigharba statue at Mount Jiuhua

The 99-metre tall Ksitigharba statue at Mount Jiu hua

There are currently 90 temples on Jiu Hua Shan, most of which were restored during the Ming (1368-1644 CE) and Qing (1644-1912 CE) dynasties. It was during these two eras that Buddhism was at its peak at Mount Jiu Hua. At one point, there were 150 temples housing some 3,000 monks and nuns in total. Among the most well-known buildings and structures on Mount Jiu Hua is the Incarnation Hall, the Longevity Hall, Huacheng Temple, Zhiyuan Temple, Zhantanlin Temple, Ganlu Temple and Tiantai Temple.

On Mount Jiu Hua, housed within Huacheng Temple is an ancient temple bell cast between 1875 and 1908 during the Guangxu period. It stands at 2-metres (6ft 7in) tall and weighs 1,000 kilograms (2,200 lb). It is regarded as a national treasure and at the beginning of the Chinese New Year, the bell is rung 108 times to usher in peace, goodwill and prosperity; and to ward off evil and bad luck.

In 2013, a 99-metre (324.8 foot) bronze statue of Ksitigarbha was enthroned and consecrated at the Dayuan Cultural Park on Mount Jiu Hua. The statue consists of over 3,000 bronze plates that took over 1,100 tonnes of bronze to craft. Three lifts inside the monumental Ksitigarbha take visitors to the top where they can take in the breathtaking scenery.

 

Huacheng Temple

Huacheng Temple is located in a small town on Mount Jiu Hua, at approximately 600 metres above sea level. Enclosed by mountains and peaks, the setting is breathtaking – to the South is Furong Peak, to the West lies Shenguang Ridge, to the North is White Clouds Mountain and to the East, picturesque cliffs. Fronting the temple entrance is a circular plaza with a crescent-shaped lotus pond its the centre. It is said that Jin Qiaojue used to release fishes he rescued from captivity into this pond.

Huacheng temple consists of 4 main halls – the Lobby, the Grand Hall, the Back Hall and the Scripture Tower with each hall being built on a higher ground than the one before it in sequence.

It is the oldest temple on the mountain and considered the holiest. The original structure built by Huaidu in 401 CE was basic, but over the centuries it evolved as various abbots and patrons progressively renovated and expanded the buildings and halls within the grounds of Huacheng. The temple was severely damaged during the Taiping Rebellion (1850-1864 CE) but due to its significance, it was later restored and rebuilt.

The main entrance to Hua Cheng temple

The main entrance to Huacheng temple

Huacheng temple may appear simple and solemn from afar but, upon closer inspection, its structure and decorations reveal themselves to be exquisite artistic creations. Intricate engravings on lintels, brackets and roofs reinforce the brightness and liveliness of the building. The massive wall carving entitled ‘Nine Dragons Playing with Pearls’ located on a panel in the Main Shrine Hall is a consummate piece of ancient Chinese art.

The great Emperor Kangxi was recorded as having dispatched palace officials to offer incense at Mount Jiu Hua and specifically Huacheng Temple numerous times and granted it the name tablet “Jiuhua Shenjing” (Superior Place of Jiuhua) affirming the sacredness of the grounds. During the reign of Emperor Qianlong, Huacheng was bestowed another name tablet by the Emperor, “Fragrant Grand Temple”. Emperor Qianlong declared it to be “The First Mountain in southeast China”. Zhu Yijun, the Emperor Chongzen also bestowed upon Huacheng Temple a name tablet calling it “Beneficence Most Enjoyable” and the 14th Wanli Emperor of the Ming Dynasty bestowed Huacheng Temple with the Buddhist Canon on two occasions.

A brief account of Huacheng Temple’s expansion:

Huacheng Temple

Huacheng Temple

Ming Dynasty:

  • In the Ming Dynasty, Huacheng’s Abbots Zongling and Fajian expanded the temple and turned it into a Zen temple,
  • In 1435, the famous monk Fuqing moved to Huacheng Temple and rebuilt the Grand Hall of the Great Sage. He also reconstructed the Cangjing, Zushi, Jingang, Tianwang, and Jialan Halls in addition to expanding the Eastern Halls.
  • During the Emperor Zhengtong’s reign, Huacheng Abbots Daotai followed by Dugang, Fayan and Faguang progressively expanded the Western Halls,
  • In 1569, a wealthy patron named Huang Longding sponsored the complete renovation of Huacheng Temple.

Qing Dynasty:

  • In 1681, the governor of Chizhou by the name of Yu Chenlong restored Huacheng and built the Juhua Pavilion. By then, Huacheng Temple consisted of at least 72 halls and became the leading temple on Mount Jiu Hua.
  • In 1857, Huacheng fell to the ravages of the Taiping Rebellion and only the Sutra Library was left standing,
  • Then in 1890, Huacheng’s Abbot Lunfa rebuilt four of the temple halls together with the pilgrim Liu Hanfang and others.

People’s Republic of China:

  • The administrative government of Qinyang County refurbished the temple in 1955 but by 1968, a significant amount of Buddhist statues within Huacheng were destroyed as the result of the Cultural Revolution,
  • In 1981, Huacheng was rebuilt yet again and the Mount Jiu Hua Historical and Cultural Museum was established and in September that year Huacheng Temple was declared to be a conservator of historical relics.
  • In 1983, Huacheng Temple was declared as the National Main Buddhist Temple in the Han Area by the State Council.

 

Historical Relic Museum

Precious Sutras and other cultural relics are displayed in the Historical Relic Museum. The most valuable are the Buddhist canonical literature left from the Tang Dynasty, the Tripitaka from the Ming Dynasty and handwritten passages created by Qing Dynasty Emperors Kangxi and Qian Long.

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Corporeal Body Hall (also known as Longevity Palace)

The Corporeal Body Hall has housed the remains of the famous monk, Wu Xia for more than 350 years. The monk Wu Xia came to Jiu Hua Shan in the 16th Century after making pilgrimages to Mount Wutai and Mount Emei. Here he cultivated himself and was famous for writing the Avatamsaka Sutra in ink that was made from a combination of gold powder and his own blood. Wu Xia lived until the age of 126. His corporeal body was only found three years after his passing, surprisingly well preserved and without any sign of decay. It is from this legend that the temple became known as Longevity Palace. The Emperor Chongzhen of the Ming Dynasty bestowed on Wu Xia the title Yingshen Bodhisattva or Reincarnated Boddhisattva.

Hall of 500 Arhats

Nearby the Corporeal Body Hall is this hall set out like the interior of a palace. Within are 500 grand statues of Arhats, each with its own unique expression, gesture and stance.

Incarnation Hall (Embalmed Body Hall)

This is regarded as the most sacred hall and the highlight of any visit to Jiu Hua Shan. It is here that the mummified body of Jin Qiaojue is buried. Accordingly, it is sometimes referred to as the Ksitigarbha Pagoda. The Incarnation Hall is built on a high ridge and inside amidst stone pillars, red walls and white marble is a 7-storey wooden pagoda with a marble base. The holy remains of Jin Qiaojue are entombed within and 100 Kisitigarbha statues adorn the walls of the pagoda.

 

Tiantai Temple

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Standing 1,306 metres above sea level is the wood and stone building which is the highest on Jiu Hua Shan, Tiantai Temple. The 5-storey temple sits astride two hills upon 8-metre tall stones, protected on three sides by sheer cliffs.

Entry to the structure is via a steep stone staircase and then a tunnel 3.4 metres in diameter and 4.2 metres long. Beyond it lies the Shanmen (Gate of Three Liberations), Four Heavenly Kings Hall, Mahavira Hall, Hall of Guanyin, Dharma Hall, Meditation Hall, and Reception Hall, which cover 1,540 square metres.

 

Huiju Temple

Named in 1983 by the Chinese government as a National Key Buddhist Temple in the Han Chinese Area, Huiju Temple was first constructed during the Qing Dynasty as the Huiqin Nunnery. Now a monastery, it is located on the west side of the Tiantai Mountain and to the east of Mingyuan Park.

The temple occupies 541 square metres of land and contains 18 life-sized statues of Arhats and Buddhas. Major reconstruction of the structure in 1982 was followed by a complete renovation of the interior where the statues and other figures were painted and gilded.

 

Shangchan Hall

Shangchan Hall is located below the Incarnation Hall. It was originally called Jingde Hall but during Emperor Kangxi’s reign, Prime Minister Yulin’s disciple, Zongyan expanded the structure and renamed it Shangchan Hall.

Despite its small gate, Shangchan Temple sees more pilgrims and worshippers than any other temple on Jiu Hua Shan, partly because of the wonderfully wide vistas it offers from its beautiful halls.

Inside Tiantai temple

Inside Tiantai temple

 

Ganlu Temple (Sweet Dew Temple)

Ganlu Temple, originally a nunnery, is located at the north of the mountain approximately 7 kilometres from Jiu Huajie Town. In 1667, Qing Prime Minister Yulin paid homage to Mount Jiu Hua. He is said to have exclaimed, “What a beautiful place it is with mountains and rivers! Generations of dignitaries will be born here if a temple is built up.”

Monk Dong An, who lived in Fuhu (“Taming the Tiger”) Cave heard this and decided to build the temple. On the eve of the project, pine needles all over the mountain were found to be covered in nectar and this gave the structure its name. After the temple was built, Dong An gave teachings at the temple twice before returning to his solitary practice in Fuhu Cave. During the Qianlong Period of the Qing Dynasty, Abbot Youtan opened the temple doors again and teachings resumed.

Across its 3,500 square metres, the temple houses the Precious Hall of The Great Hero, the Side Hall, the Small House, the Bell and Drum and the Steel Inscription.

In 1990, Jiu Hua Buddhist College was established on its grounds. The college offers courses in Buddhist theology, Sutras, the history of Buddhism, medicine, philosophy, calligraphy, foreign languages and computers.

 

Sandal Woods

This is a key national temple in China and was first constructed during the Kangxi Period of the Qing Dynasty. When it was under construction, the monks who were cutting down trees behind the site noticed that the wood had a pleasant smell – this gave the temple its name.

The building originally consisted of 4 halls and 1 palace but Abbot Huisheng vowed to establish three more palaces. Dabei Palace was finished in 1994 and it contains a four-faced 1000-armed Guanyin. In 1999, Dayuan Palace was finished with the enshrinement of a golden figure of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva. Daxiong Palace is currently under construction and will have the figures of Three Huayan Sages enshrined within its grounds.

 

Other Attractions

A Temple Fair (also called Hid Puja) has been held on Mount Jiu Hua every year since 1983 but its heritage goes back over 1,000 years. The 30th Temple Fair from September 1 to September 30 in 2012 attracted a large number of tourists and pilgrims, both local and international. It coincided with the grand opening of the then-newly built Dayuan Cultural Garden.

Zhiyuan temple

Zhiyuan temple

 

Longchi Waterfall

The natural work of art is located northeast of Longchi Nunnery and southeast of Ganlu Temple. The water’s source is the Longgi Ravine that winds its way downhill and ends in a 10-metre drop forming the waterfall. Not far is Jiu Huajie Town which is about 7 kilometres away.

 

Visiting Mount Jiu Hua

Admission Fee:
CNY 140 (Dec.1- Feb.28/29); CNY 190 (Mar.1 – Nov.30)

Cable Car:
Bai Sui Gong Cable Way: CNY 55 per person one-way; CNY 100 per person for round trip

Tiantai Cable Way:
CNY 75 per person one-way, CNY 140 per person for round trip

Opening Hours:
08:00 – 17:30

Recommended visit duration:
One or two nights

How to Get There:
By Bus:

  • Nanjing Zhongyangmen Bus Station has four buses a day to Jiu Hua Shan. They run at 7:40, 14:00, 14:50, and 16:20. The trip takes about 4-4.5 hours.
  • Hefei Tourism Bus Station (east of Hefei Railway Station) has hourly buses to the mountain from 10:00-15:00. The journey takes about 3 hours. Hefei New South Bus Station also has hourly buses from 6:30 to 16:30.
  • Huangshan Scenic Area (Tangkou) has only two buses – at 6:30 and 13:30. Tunxi Bus Station also runs several buses. The journey takes about 2-3 hours.

By Train:

  • Take a train to Chizhou Railway Station, which is adjacent to Chizhou Bus Station. There are buses to Mount Jiuhua every few minutes and take about an hour to reach their destination.

By Air:

  • Visitors can fly to Hefei, Nanjing, Wuhu or Huangshan and then take a bus to Mount Jiuhua.

What to see:

Mount Jiu Hua is composed of five main scenic areas, including

  • Front Gate Scenic Area is the ticket booking area and you can explore Ganlu Temple, Dragon Pool Temple, and more.
  • Jiu Hua Street Scenic Area (the core area of Mount Jiu Hua, keeps the Qing Dynasty style) where travellers can explore Zhiyuan Temple, Huacheng Temple, the Incarnation Grand Hall, Shangchan Hall, Longevity Palace, Dongya Buddhist Temple and others.
  • Heavenly Terrace Scenic Area (alpine mountain scenic area) where travellers can explore the essence of Mount Jiu Hua including Shiwang Peak, Tiantai Peak, Tiantai Temple, and Thin Strip of Sky.
  • Flower Terrace Scenic Area (alpine mountain scenic area) is composed of Big Flower Terrace and Small Flower Terrace. It includes Tianzhu Peak, Luohan Peak, Ksitigarbha Well, Ksitigarbha Boots, and Manjushri Cave.
  • Minyuan Scenic Area is located at the west of Heavenly Terrace Scenic Area, including Minyuan Bamboo Forest, Phoenix Old Pines, Dragon Stream and others.

 

Photos of Mount Jihua

Tiantai Temple

Huiju Temple

Shangchan Hall

Ganlu Temple

Sandal Woods

A temple atop Mount Jiuhua

Beautiful temples built hundreds of years ago atop Jiuhua Mountain

Jiuhua Shan Historical and Cultural Relic Temple

Source: http://www.travelchinaguide.com/attraction/anhui/huangshan/jiuhua.htm, http://www.jiuhuashan.com.cn/english/

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  1. hani on Jul 23, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    ina has many temples and it is amazing some of the temples are built high up on the

  2. Samfoonheei on Jul 26, 2017 at 7:26 am

    Wow…stunning and beautiful Mount Jiuhua Anhui Province which is not far from and other famous mountain… Mt. Huangshan. The Name Jiuhua Shan name literally means “nine glorious mountains”. It is a sacred Buddhist mountain, it is also home to famous temples that had been revered since ancient times.Amazing, Mount Jiuhua consists of 99 peaks and 18 scenic spots just in its area and there are 90 temples on Jiuhua Shan, With its incredible landscape,architectural structures and pleasant climate has attracted many tourist.
    The Huacheng Temple is the main temple and is an ancient,oldest,holiest temple with a longest history.With a history of over 1,000 years, it was a national cultural heritage.It would be great to go on pilgrimage.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

  3. Patsy on May 16, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    China has many temples and it is amazing some of the temples are built high up on the mountains. There were no hi-tech equipments many hundreds of years ago, yet the temples with fine architecture were so well built by the people those days.

    It will be great to be able to go for a pilgrimage in these holy sites.

  4. Girlie OOI on May 15, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    I have not visited China but from all the pictures that are available, they boast of beautiful temples and countryside scenery, especially old buildings.

  5. tenzin llhamo on May 10, 2013 at 2:01 am

    Wow! Spectacular! I never really had the chance to go visit any temples when I was in China. They have so many old and ancient yet fascinating temples to visit. Each of them have their own unique designs. When Kechara Forest Retreat is done, I know for sure we will also have our own uniqueness and wow factor!

  6. Sharon Saw on Mar 26, 2013 at 1:38 am

    It is intriguing to see that China has all these pilgrimage spots which most of the world does not know about. Wu Tai Shan http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/wu-tai-shan-2.html is the seat of Manjushri, Pu Tuo Shan http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/pu-tuo-shan.html is associated with Chenrezig, or Avalokiteshvara / Kuan Yin and here Jiu Huan Shan is related to Ksitigarbha Buddha. It would be great to go on pilgrimage to all these places one day!

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    In school, I remember we had a competition to make anything we wanted with the sole condition that it had to use LED lights. It was around the time that out of all the various figures of ancient Greek mythology, my fascination with Medusa was at its highest. Her story is an interesting one. She was once a beautiful maiden who, cursed by the goddess Athena, was made to look so terrible that the mere sight of her would turn anyone to stone. Over time her anger overtook her and she became a scourge, plaguing mankind. The demi-god Perseus slayed her and used her dreadful head to turn to stone monsters, beasts and other men alike in his self-serving yet glorified journey which ended with the founding of the ancient city-state Mycenae.

    Journey with Pastor Niral as he travel the the country rich in mythology: http://bit.ly/2LMkhJA
  • Sofi
    Sunday, Aug 18. 2019 01:42 PM
    Growing up with Rinpoche: Putting down roots

    Rinpoche is never interested in secular activities just for the sake of it, but always uses his knowledge, interest and experience to see how he can improve the lives of those around him and how he can bring Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) to the next level in terms of serving others. So for Rinpoche, a vegetable farm is not just a vegetable farm, but an activity that can bring Dharma to others.

    Find out what exciting plans that Rinpoche has: http://bit.ly/32NjBsV
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Aug 18. 2019 01:29 PM
    Over the years reading Rinpoche blog’s post , I have come across many true stories of how Rinpoche has helped countless of students and people in their career, sickness, business and so forth. Reading this post story is really amazing how relying on Setrap Protector and having trust and faith in our Guru has help Dato Eric Tan in his business . Dato’ Eric Tan’s achievements today is truly amazing all due his trust and never give up what ever happened.
    Thank you Pastor Loh Seng Piow for this sharing. May more people read this post and be inspired.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/behind-the-scenes/miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-6.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Aug 18. 2019 01:28 PM
    Heartfelt watching the beginning of the video. Could imagine the fear the furry Edie encountered, so much so hiding at the corner. Edie was so scared and just needed is a hug and pad from some kind soul . Bronwyne Mirkovich is so compassionate , kind for saving Edie’s life. Thank you too Edie Gobbie from the American Maltese Association for helping with this wonderful project to rescue animals. Life is so precious nor matter what it is , it is still a life……human or doggie. Dogs are our best friends, never harm, abuse or hurt them.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/all-she-needed-was-a-hug.html
  • Chris
    Saturday, Aug 17. 2019 07:47 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche and blog team for sharing this auspicious post with us. It is amazing that Kechara has the chance to make such offerings to the high lamas and monks in the monastery. This is a clear example of the generosity of Rinpoche that wishes each and every one of us to adopt.

    Making offerings to the sangha is very meritorious and we can collect a lot of merit with such actions because we are directly supporting the growth of Dharma and those high lamas are Buddhas. Seeing such pictures warms my heart and I rejoice to see those happy faces of those monks who received those very much needed offerings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/making-offerings-to-the-monastery.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Aug 17. 2019 07:29 PM
    Wow ….. there have been so many UFO sightings in so many different countries. There are altogether eight UFO sightings within 10 days witnessed by people across the globe. They saw shiny unidentified flying objects flying past in the sky as reported. Very interesting….. strange object sparked theories of possible extra terrestrial sightings and they do definitely exist after all. Many UFO sightings have been reported in the last decades yet scientist or researchers yet to confirm the details or evidence to proof it. But the strange sightings in different countries at the same month could not be wrong as we know “they’ have been watching at the earth from some where up there.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing …..simple amazing caught on camera by those eye witness.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/ufo-ufo-everywhere.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Aug 17. 2019 07:27 PM
    There may have been a chance for a civilization to start billions of years before life began on Earth as discovered by scientists. Several discoveries and theories from some of the greatest minds in science point to the likelihood that there is something beyond out there in the universe. I do believe that we are not alone in the universe. Well, there many on going research that has taken place to look for signs of extra terrestrial life such as aliens. Scientist have been using telescope and specimen data to radios to detect and send communication signals. Currently, scientist do not have any evidence to support that aliens exist but the research work still going on with the discovery of a varieties of beings in the universal . Stories of the sighting of aliens and other species by eye witnesses yet to proof their existence. Researcher and scientists have not given up hope to research for evidence. Interesting read .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/mysteries-surrounding-ancient-aliens.html
  • Yee Yin
    Saturday, Aug 17. 2019 04:32 PM
    Buddha Manjushri is very compassionate. He will manifest in the forms that can benefit us. In this case, he manifested as an enlightened Dharma protector to help us remove our obstacles so we can practise and have realiation on Buddha’s teachings.

    I have read many stories about how Dorje Shugden has helped people including Tsem Rinpoche. Kechara is growing and flourishing because of the assistance from Dorje Shugden. As long as our motivation is right, Dorje Shugden will provide a conducive environment to fulfil our wishes.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugden.html
  • Sofi
    Friday, Aug 16. 2019 10:47 PM
    A Personal Account of Events with My Teacher – Honouring the Potential in All Sentient Beings

    Rinpoche’s bond with animals is even more palpable. Abandoned dogs find not only shelter but a loving home wherever Rinpoche is. Injured and unwanted birds find healing and a safe haven created to resemble their natural habitat. Fish are given clean, pure water and plenty of food. Even insects are not forgotten. Most important of all, their surroundings are designed to leave positive Dharma imprints in their mind streams and help them gain good rebirths.

    Read more here: http://bit.ly/2y5PyP1
  • Sofi
    Friday, Aug 16. 2019 10:41 PM
    My mother’s White Tara

    The previous Telo Rinpoche had lived in Mongolia and during the Communist upheaval in his country, he was imprisoned along with many other monks and religious figures. Telo Rinpoche prayed to this image of White Tara, which he had with him and in the middle of the night, his cell doors miraculously swung open and he was able to just walk out. Later, with the help of some American scientists, he escaped and travelled to the United States where he connected with the Mongolian-Kalmyk community there, which included my parents.

    Read here: http://bit.ly/2Me6Sd3
  • Sofi
    Friday, Aug 16. 2019 10:35 PM
    Stories from a Chela – Real Transformation

    “Rinpoche’s drive to create a lasting mental change in a person’s life is nothing but pure compassion. Rinpoche certainly doesn’t get anything out of the person changing to become a better person, in fact, it often takes an emotional and physical toll on Rinpoche himself. Yet, Rinpoche goes out of his way to help his students and others to the best of his ability. Rinpoche does this in a number of ways, I’ll only touch on a few” ~ Pastor Niral Patel

    Learn more from Pastor Niral why he said that: http://bit.ly/2K3DmUj

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The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
The unknown may be growth and opportunities,
One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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
Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat\'s land here in Malaysia
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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
Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
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Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
The Largest Buddha Shakyamuni in Russia | 俄罗斯最大的释迦牟尼佛画像- https://bit.ly/2Wpclni
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The Largest Buddha Shakyamuni in Russia | 俄罗斯最大的释迦牟尼佛画像- https://bit.ly/2Wpclni
Sacred Vajra Yogini
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Sacred Vajra Yogini
Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
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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
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
This is pretty amazing!

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

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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 

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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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    Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
  • Beautiful
    5 months ago
    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
  • My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
    5 months ago
    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 months ago
    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
    6 months ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    7 months ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    7 months ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    7 months ago
    Uncle Wong
    We were told by Uncle Wong he is very faithful toward Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden has extended help to him on several occasions and now Uncle Wong comes daily to make incense offerings to Dorje Shugden. He is grateful towards the help he was given.
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
    7 months ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
    8 months ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
    8 months ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    8 months ago
    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.
    8 months ago
    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.
  • This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    2 yearss 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.
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    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
  • BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
    2 yearss ago
    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
    2 yearss ago
    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
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    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    2 yearss 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.
    2 yearss ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    2 yearss ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
  • Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
    2 yearss 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
    2 yearss 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.
    2 yearss 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!!
    2 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    2 yearss 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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Children recite Migtsema and Manjushri mantra before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
yesterday
Children recite Migtsema and Manjushri mantra before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Student do full prostration before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Student do full prostration before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wen Yue led students to do key chain as part of art and craft activity. Lin Mun KSDS
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Wen Yue led students to do key chain as part of art and craft activity. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Kien shared some photos of sangha members. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Kien shared some photos of sangha members. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- close bonding during WOAH camp. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- close bonding during WOAH camp. Lin Mun KSDS
Teenage dharma class in Kechara House . Lin Mun KSDS
yesterday
Teenage dharma class in Kechara House . Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- Chinese New Year activity, calligraphy with best wishes words. Lin Mun KSDS
yesterday
Throwback- Chinese New Year activity, calligraphy with best wishes words. Lin Mun KSDS
KISG has been performing White Tara and Dorje Shugden puja for 4 consecutive nights. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
3 days ago
KISG has been performing White Tara and Dorje Shugden puja for 4 consecutive nights. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG members travelled to KFR for Ullambana today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
1 week ago
KISG members travelled to KFR for Ullambana today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
After the Bird Liberation, we proceeded with Dorje Shugden puja. Just before we started our puja, Pastor Patsy gave us a short Dharma Sharing. Pastor spoke about Dharma practice in these days and reminded us to always keep our samaya with Guru intact. To honour our promises, reduce our worldly activities and practice Dharma strongly. Thank you Pastor for the valuable advice~Jacinta, KPSG
1 week ago
After the Bird Liberation, we proceeded with Dorje Shugden puja. Just before we started our puja, Pastor Patsy gave us a short Dharma Sharing. Pastor spoke about Dharma practice in these days and reminded us to always keep our samaya with Guru intact. To honour our promises, reduce our worldly activities and practice Dharma strongly. Thank you Pastor for the valuable advice~Jacinta, KPSG
We chanted Medicine Buddha's mantra before we blessed them. May they be connected with Buddha always. ~Jacinta , monthly Bird Liberation Kechara Penang Study Group
1 week ago
We chanted Medicine Buddha's mantra before we blessed them. May they be connected with Buddha always. ~Jacinta , monthly Bird Liberation Kechara Penang Study Group
Special thanks to Linny Neoh and her friend for joining our Kechara Penang Study Group Bird Liberation. ~Jacinta, KPSG
1 week ago
Special thanks to Linny Neoh and her friend for joining our Kechara Penang Study Group Bird Liberation. ~Jacinta, KPSG
Birds were blessed before their departure to freedom. They deserved love & freedom too ~Jacinta,KPSG
1 week ago
Birds were blessed before their departure to freedom. They deserved love & freedom too ~Jacinta,KPSG
Pastor Patsy giving explanation during Bird Liberation event. Kechara Penang Study Group's monthly bird liberation - Jacinta
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Pastor Patsy giving explanation during Bird Liberation event. Kechara Penang Study Group's monthly bird liberation - Jacinta
Re: Kechara Sunday Dharma Class every Sunday morning, Teachers and students start dharma learning at this blissful morning ~By KSDS Jayce Goh
2 weeks ago
Re: Kechara Sunday Dharma Class every Sunday morning, Teachers and students start dharma learning at this blissful morning ~By KSDS Jayce Goh
Kechara Sunday Dharma Class every Sunday morning, Teacher Lin Mun start class with Manjusri prayers after prostration ~By KSDS Jayce Goh
2 weeks ago
Kechara Sunday Dharma Class every Sunday morning, Teacher Lin Mun start class with Manjusri prayers after prostration ~By KSDS Jayce Goh
Mdm Glian Sim offered Serkym on behalf of KISG today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 weeks ago
Mdm Glian Sim offered Serkym on behalf of KISG today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Janice So offered water to Lama Tsongkhapa, Mother Tara, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 weeks ago
Janice So offered water to Lama Tsongkhapa, Mother Tara, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Ms. Leow offered lights and incense prior to the prayer session in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 weeks ago
Ms. Leow offered lights and incense prior to the prayer session in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG has carried out a session of 21 Praises to Taras prayer recitations today in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 weeks ago
KISG has carried out a session of 21 Praises to Taras prayer recitations today in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Children were very excited to participate in the quiz. Lin Mun KSDS
2 weeks ago
Children were very excited to participate in the quiz. Lin Mun KSDS
We will do dedication before we end the dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
2 weeks ago
We will do dedication before we end the dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
It’s wonderful for parents and children to attend animal liberation together and recite mantra before releasing the birds. Lin Mun KSDS
2 weeks ago
It’s wonderful for parents and children to attend animal liberation together and recite mantra before releasing the birds. Lin Mun KSDS
Bigfoot cafe in Bentong. Lin Mun KSDS
2 weeks ago
Bigfoot cafe in Bentong. Lin Mun KSDS
Rejoice ! Children getting blessing from pastor on Wesak Day. Lin Mun KSDS
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Rejoice ! Children getting blessing from pastor on Wesak Day. Lin Mun KSDS
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