The Imperial Tomb of Emperor Kangxi

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The imperial tomb of Emperor Kangxi located in the Eastern Qing Tombs has become a place of pilgrimage for many people

The imperial tomb of Emperor Kangxi, located in the Eastern Qing Tombs, has become a place of pilgrimage for many people

Emperor Kangxi (1654 – 1722), also known as Emperor Kang Hsi, is one of the most beloved of China’s historic leaders. In fact, he is renowned for his benevolent reign of the country, which was marked by stability, progress and development, both culturally and in terms of his people’s welfare.

In stark contrast to other emperors who are depicted as warriors in military uniforms or armour, Emperor Kangxi is most commonly depicted in a gentler, scholarly manner. His love for the literary arts and his devotion to the Buddhist faith inspired him to sponsor many written works, temples, and monasteries throughout China, Tibet and Mongolia, including several temples on the holy mountain of Wu Tai Shan dedicated to Manjushri, the Buddha of wisdom.

 

The People’s Emperor

A depiction of Emperor Kangxi

A depiction of Emperor Shunzhi

Emperor Kangxi, the son of Emperor Shunzhi (1638 – 1661), was the second and longest reigning emperor of the Qing Dynasty (1644 – 1912), also known as the Manchu Dynasty of China. Having survived a war with the Ming Dynasty, Emperor Kangxi became central to rebuilding and development efforts throughout China. His determination and humility highlighted his real love for the subjects of his empire.

In fact, it has been recorded that he would spend hours and hours each day sending orders all over his territory to guarantee the improvement of his empire, even working late into the night so that his instructions could be sent off the next morning.

Having ascended the Dragon Throne at the tender age of six, he was assisted by regents until he came of age. By the time he finally assumed his rightful place as emperor, Kangxi was well-versed in court politics, having grown up in the imperial court.

Emperor Kangxi successfully minimised unrest and nefarious plots internally within his court and throughout the country as a whole. He then turned the attention of his people to the development of literary works such as the compilation of enormous encyclopaedias and the Kangxi dictionary. On a military level, he exerted powerful command over his generals and at the same time, showed care towards the ordinary soldiers.

Inspired by and drawing strength from the Buddhist faith, he showed compassion for all living beings that he came across. The Kangxi Emperor is said to have been extremely humble when he interacted with his subjects. His works, attitude and compassionate behaviour earned him the position of emperor both physically and also in the hearts and minds of his people.

 

The Emanation of Wisdom

Emperor Kangxi was loved by all his people, including those of the Christian faith who portrayed him in a saintly manner

Emperor Kangxi was beloved by all his subjects, including those of the Christian faith, who portrayed him in a saintly manner.

A devoted Buddhist, the Kangxi Emperor was considered progressive in his day as he gave everyone the right to freedom of religion. He is even famously remembered to have given permission for Christian missionaries to carry out their religious activities in China. He was beloved and admired by all and there are even Christian depictions of Emperor Kangxi with a saintly halo.

Most incredibly, Buddhist masters have recognised Emperor Kangxi as the reincarnation of the great holy lama Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen and as an emanation of Manjushri, the Buddha of Wisdom. Many considered him to be a special being due to his compassionate nature towards all, his determination to ensure the stability and growth of Buddhism as well as his own personal Buddhist practice. It was Lobsang Tamdin who first recorded this divine connection in his bebum (collected works), where he wrote about a vision he had had of Sakya Pandita, Lama Tsongkhapa and Panchen Lobsang Chokyi Gyaltsen.

It was in this vision that Panchen Lobsang Chokyi Gyaltsen gave a prophecy which Lobsang Tamdin interpreted to mean that as soon as Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen passed away, an emperor of China would be born. This prophecy was later corroborated by an entry in Sumpa Khenpo’s Chronology of Tibet. Preceded by a marking denoting a birth, the entry reads,

“The Kangxi Emperor [is born and] becomes famous as the reincarnation of Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen.”

So, both Lobsang Tamdin and Sumpa Khenpo believed that Emperor Kangxi was the reincarnation of Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen and an emanation of Manjushri. What’s more, they were not the only ones. In the preface to the Mongolian Red Kangyur (1718 – 1720), a work sponsored by Emperor Kangxi, it states

“The Bodhisattva of wisdom, Manjushri, transformed himself into the occupant of the “Fearless Lion Throne of Gold” to appear as none other than the sublime ‘Kangxi-Manjushri.’”

Emperor Kangxi was known to be the reincarnation of the great holy master Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen and as an emanation of Manjushri, the Buddha of wisdom.

Emperor Kangxi was known to be the reincarnation of the great holy master Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen and an emanation of Manjushri, the Buddha of Wisdom.

Amongst countless examples of his faith, the most memorable are his five visits to the sacred mountain Wu Tai Shan and its Gelug temples. He also sponsored His Holiness the 7th Dalai Lama Kelzang Gyatso’s entrance into Kumbum Monastery, and even bestowed the golden seal of authority upon him. Out of the many written works he sponsored, a copy of the Dragon Sutra written with gold ink, documenting the concise Prajnaparamita teachings, is still preserved today.

Of the temples and monasteries Emperor Kangxi established, preserved or restored, many still exist and are sacred sites of pilgrimage today. These include:

CHINA: Guangren Lamasery with its eight special treasures; Ganden Sumtseling, built by the Great 5th Dalai Lama during Kangxi’s reign, which houses eight gold-covered sculptures of Buddha Shakyamuni; Pule Temple, which is known as the Temple of Universal Joy; and Fayu Temple on Mount Putuo, a sacred site associated with Chenrezig.

Sumtseling Monastery

Ganden Sumtseling Monastery

MONGOLIA: Amarbayasgalant Monastery, the final resting place of Emperor Kangxi’s spiritual mentor Zanabazar (1635 – 1723), who was the first Jebtsundamba Khutuktu – the spiritual head of Tibetan Buddhism amongst the Khalkha in Outer Mongolia.

Amarbayasgalant Monastery

Amarbayasgalant Monastery

 

The Emperor’s Last Act

As per Imperial Chinese tradition, Emperor Kangxi had many sons in order to continue his bloodline. However, this created a prolonged struggle between the various princes in regards to who should inherit the Dragon Throne and rule over the vast Qing Empire.

Kangxi had originally named Prince Yinreng (1674 – 1725) his heir and crown prince when Yinreng was just two years old. He showered his affection on Yinreng and took great pains to groom him for his future role as emperor. However, Yinreng was eventually disavowed the position after many instances of immoral behaviour and for planning a coup d’etat, after which he was placed under house arrest.

A copper statue of Kangxi. He is still very highly revered by the people of China.

A copper statue of Kangxi. He is still highly revered by the people of China.

Following these events, the remaining imperial princes were divided into roughly two camps. Some supported the 4th prince, Yinzhen (1678 – 1735), and were known as the Fourth Lord Party. The others supported the 14th prince, Yinti (1688 – 1756), and were known as the Eighth Lord Party, since Yinti was the eighth of the royal princes to have been awarded an imperial title.

Worried that the issues of succession would destroy not only the imperial court but divide the country as well, Emperor Kangxi instituted a series of reforms that drastically changed the political workings of the empire. Of his 24 sons, some were stripped of their titles, others placed under house arrest, and those who were considered capable were sent on military campaigns to ease political conflict.

Rather than name a successor before his passing, Emperor Kangxi declared that he would instead place his instructions inside a box within the Palace of Heavenly Purity in the Forbidden City, which was only to be opened after his death. After having ruled the Qing Empire for 61 years, Emperor Kangxi passed away and was laid to rest in the Eastern Qing Tombs.

 

The Imperial Eastern Qing Tombs

An aerial view of the Imperial Eastern Qing Tombs

An aerial view of the Imperial Eastern Qing Tombs

Located in Zunhua, Hebei Province in China, the Eastern Qing Tombs are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 125 kilometres (78 miles) northeast of Beijing, the tombs are known to be the biggest, most complete and best preserved of all existing mausoleum complexes in China today.

Covering 80 square kilometres (31 square miles) and surrounded by the Changrul, Jinxing, Huanghua, and Yingfei Daoyang Mountains, the complex includes the tombs of:

  • Emperor Shunzhi (1638 – 1661), the 3rd Qing Emperor
  • Emperor Kangxi (1654 – 1722), the 4th Qing Emperor
  • Emperor Qianlong (1711 – 1799), the 5th Qing Emperor
  • Emperor Xiafeng (1831 – 1861) the 9th Qing Emperor
  • Emperor Tongzhi (1856 – 1875) the 10th Qing Emperor
  • 15 empresses
  • 136 imperial concubines
  • Three princes
  • Two princesses
A map depicting the Imperial Eastern Qing Tombs. Click on image to enlarge.

A map depicting the Imperial Eastern Qing Tombs. Click to enlarge.

An ancient stone arch structure

An ancient stone arch structure

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Xiaoling: The Tomb of Emperor Shunzhi

The tomb at the centre of the complex is known as Xiaoling, the first tomb to be built here. This is where Emperor Shunzhi is buried, together with Empress Xiao Kang Zhang (the mother of Emperor Kangxi), and Imperial Noble Donggo (consort of Emperor Shunzhi, who was posthumously bestowed the title of Empress).

The other tombs within the complex mirror the pattern laid out by the central Xiaoling tomb. This layout consists of a spirit road (an ornate road leading to the tomb, with statues and pillars along its route), palaces and offering kitchens. The spirit road at Xiaoling is the most elaborate and includes archways, decorative gates, halls, statues and various bridges, carved with dragon and phoenix designs. The palace section includes halls of various sizes, areas for court officials, various government buildings, ornate gates, memorial towers, stone altar pieces, a precious citadel and even an underground palace. The offerings kitchen, located to the left of the palace section, consists of kitchens where sacrificial food was cooked, and warehouses to store the offerings.

A stone carving on the walls of the tomb

A stone carving on the tomb wall

 

Yuling: The Tomb of Emperor Qianlong

The tomb of Emperor Qianlong is perhaps the most beautiful of all imperial tombs throughout Chinese history, and includes a series of nine vaults that are separated by four solid marble doors. The marble gates, walls and vaulted ceilings are all carved or painted with Buddhist images such as the 24 Buddhas, the Eight Bodhisattvas, the Four Heavenly Kings, and more than 30,000 words of Tibetan and Sanskrit scripture. The solid marble doors, themselves carved with reliefs of various Bodhisattvas and the Four Heavenly Kings, weigh a staggering 3-tonnes each.

An aerial view of Yuling – The Tomb of Emperor Qianlong

An aerial view of Yuling, The Tomb of Emperor Qianlong

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Entrance to the Tomb of Emperor Qianlong

Entrance to the Tomb of Emperor Qianlong and the spirit road lined with statues leading to the tomb

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Ding Dongling: The Tomb of Empress Dowager Cixi

One of the most luxuriously decorated, this tomb includes numerous halls, three of which are embellished with gold-coloured paintings, gilded dragons and carved stone rails. All over the exterior are reminders of the Forbidden City, including corner spouts on the terrace carved as dragons. The interior features are painted in gold on dark wood, in remembrance of the building in which the Empress Dowager spent the last years of her life.

An aerial view of Ding Dongling – The Tomb of Empress Dowager Cixi

An aerial view of Ding Dongling, The Tomb of Empress Dowager Cixi

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A view of one of the many courtyard buildings at the tomb

A detailed stone carving in the tomb

A detailed stone carving of Vaishravana, one of the Four Heavenly Kings, surrounded by Tibetan prayers on the doors in the tomb

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This tomb is known for its terraced roofs

 

Zhaoxiling: The Tomb of Empress Dowager Xiao Zhuang

Located to the east of the spirit road leading to Emperor Shunzhi’s final resting place, this tomb houses the remains of his mother. The Empress Dowager was thought to have played a key role in consolidating authority during the early Qing Dynasty. At first, the tomb was constructed as a resting hall under the direction of Emperor Kangxi, who was her grandson. But Emperor Yongzheng had it converted into a mausoleum in 1725.

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Statues line the spirit road

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The spirit road is an important feature throughout all the tombs

A stone elephant structure

Close up of a stone elephant statue on the spirit road

 

Jingling: The Tomb of Emperor Kangxi

Although Emperor Kangxi is possibly the greatest of the Qing emperors, his tomb is surprisingly modest. However, when considering his character, this is very much in keeping with his humble attitude. He did, in fact, decree that his tomb should be humble and simple.

The spirit road, one of the most significant features of Jingling, contains a graceful five-arch bridge and there are guardian figures close to the tomb itself, which are more decorated than those of the earlier tombs in the area. Emperor Kangxi’s tomb also mirrors his deep faith in the Buddhas and Buddhist teachings. The walls of his tomb are carved with images of the 35 Confessional Buddhas and other Buddhist deities.

The construction of Jingling began in 1676 and ended in 1681. Emperor Kangxi had set strict rules for how the tomb should be built and used. This included the proclamation that if the empress died before he did, that she would be buried first but that the door of the underground palace would remain open until the emperor himself was buried. This was in contrast to the usual procedure which would ensure that the doors of the tomb would be shut as soon as the intended occupant was interred.

Emperor Kangxi’s tomb has since become a pilgrimage site for practitioners of the Buddhist faith, owing to his great patronage of the Dharma and the fact that he is considered to be an emanation of Manjushri and a reincarnation of Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen. Up to this day, offerings of khatas can be seen draped over his tomb in front of his portrait.

The layout of Jingling mainly consists of a few structures, including:

  1. Stele pavilion
  2. Five arch bridge
  3. Stone statues
  4. Ornamental pillar
Inscription of the tomb

Tomb inscription in the Chinese language

An inscription of the Jingling tomb

A description of Jingling

On the right side of the picture, lies the Jingling tomb.

A map showing the locations of the various tombs. Jingling lies on the right.

A map of the Qingdong ling tomb. Noted in red lies the tomb of Kangxi

A map of the tombs. The tomb of Emperor Kangxi is highlighted in red.

The layout plan of the tomb

The layout of the tomb

An aerial view of Jingling tomb

An aerial view of Jingling taken using laser camera technology

These stele pavilions are located outside of the Jingling tomb

These ornamental pillars are located outside Jingling Tomb

These are stone carvings of the 35 confessional Buddhas

Stone carvings of the 35 Confessional Buddhas in the tomb

The tomb of Emperor Kangxi

The tomb of Emperor Kangxi

The tomb of Emperor Kangxi

Many khatas are left by pilgrims who respect Emperor Kangxi’s achievements.

This tomb belongs to Kangxi's concubines

The tomb of Kangxi’s concubines

An old picture of the five arch bridge leading to Kangxi's tomb

An old picture of the five arch bridge leading to Kangxi’s tomb

The famed five arch bridge in Jingling tomb

The famed five arch bridge in Jingling taken using laser camera technology

While so many other rulers throughout history have only thought of themselves, Emperor Kangxi lived his life focused on the welfare of his country. During his reign, peace, harmony, prosperity, literary development and patronage of the Dharma was outstanding, the likes of which have rarely been seen in the world since.

His achievements stem from his expert rule of the country, his compassionate attitude and his hard work ethic. He was so beloved by his people that those who lived during his time credited the Kangxi Emperor in their stories, writings, poetry and folk lore, which has since been passed down through the generations.

All in all, Emperor Kangxi ruled according to the Buddhist teachings of love, kindness, tolerance, wisdom and hard work. It was during his reign that religion, art, literature, culture and science flourished throughout the Qing Empire. And it is a testament of his political astuteness, scholarship and selflessness that even until the present day, the people of China still continue to regard him as one of the greatest emperors to have ever ruled China.

 
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  1. Samfoonheei on Jul 31, 2021 at 4:08 pm

    Looking at those pictures in the post tells us more, it is a final resting place of all Emperors, Empress, and so forth of the Qing dynasty. Amazing each tomb was constructed facing different direction. The imperial tomb of Emperor Kangxi, located in the Eastern Qing Tombs. Surrounded by mountains and rivers, the mausoleum offers a more expansive view and now a place of pilgrimage for locals and tourist visiting these place full of historic views. The Eastern Qing Tombs are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The tombs are known to be the biggest and best preserved of all existing mausoleum complexes in China.
    Emperor Kangxi one of China’s greatest emperors was the third Emperor of the Qing dynasty. Having ruled China for 61 years that makes him the longest-reigning emperor in Chinese history . During his reign, he brought about long-term stability and relative wealth after years of war and chaos. Emperor Kangxi was a great consolidator of the Qing dynasty. Many Buddhist temples and monasteries were established, preserved or restored during his reign.
    Interesting read and looking at the pictures , one could see the beauty of this place.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Niral for this write-up of a GREAT Emperor.

  2. Samfoonheei on Aug 27, 2020 at 12:55 pm

    The imperial tomb of Emperor Kangxi, located in the Eastern Qing Tombs, a place worth visiting ….with an interesting history and story behind it. Amazing it is surrounded by mountains, the two magnificent imperial tomb complexes are the largest and best preserved Qing Dynasty mausoleums in China. It has become a place of pilgrimage for many people. The Kangxi Emperor is considered one of China’s greatest emperors and the longest-reigning emperor in Chinese dynastic history . He had brought magnificent changes to China. Under his rule, the Qing empire started to prosper, dynastic succession was stabilized, and he was comparatively benevolent. What he did was incredible having modernized the Chinese empire. He was the most accomplished of all Chinese Emperor. Looking at all pictures tells all , that he was well remembered.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Niral for this sharing.

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  4. Julia Tan on May 23, 2018 at 11:21 am

    After learned about what Emperor Kang Xi has done during his ruling time, i would consider him as Dharma King who worked selflessly for the benefits of the people of China by not only providing a better living condition to the people but also preserving their individual culture (not trying to change them to his own culture but he himself adapted to the people’s culture) and bringing them Dharma.

    He is not an ordinary emperor. He’s truly a people’s emperor who love and care of his people welfare. Hence his tomb is being consider as one of the pilgrimage places in China.

  5. Pastor Chia on May 16, 2018 at 8:51 am

    Emperor Kangxi is one of great king to promote buddhism in China. Untill now still have many temple still remain in China build by Kangxi Emperor. Personal i like his non sectarian , accept different religion belieave and allow religion practice freedom in China. Another great remark is he united people from Qing and Han and make China peace and no war frighting. That prove how compassion and kind as the Emperor to love his people in the China.

  6. Pastor Albert on May 16, 2018 at 8:40 am

    Kangxi, Yongzheng & Qianlong are the 3 greatest emperor of Qing dynasty. During their reign, it is also the most peaceful period until the later stage of Qianlong, the imperial administration get corrupted, riot started again.

    Kangxi Emperor is considered one of China’s greatest emperors. He suppressed the Revolt of the Three Feudatories, forced the Kingdom of Tungning in Taiwan and assorted Mongol rebels in the North and Northwest to submit to Qing rule, and blocked Tsarist Russia on the Amur River, retaining Outer Manchuria and Outer Northwest China.

    The Kangxi Emperor’s reign brought about long-term stability and relative wealth after years of war and chaos. He initiated the period known as the “Prosperous Era of Kangxi, which lasted for several generations after his death. His court also accomplished such literary feats as the compilation of the Kangxi Dictionary.

  7. June Kang on May 16, 2018 at 6:11 am

    曾经有一段时期迷恋康熙戏剧,喜欢看他的智慧和仁慈统治中国,是一位精細的管理者,身为皇帝的他經常外出巡行,會見地位低下的勞工和農夫,聆聽民間疾苦,這使他深得人心。他有很多管理的技巧是的值得我们去学习。在他统治期间是中国佛教盛期,康熙赞助西藏龙藏经,也赞助了许多法会和寺院,很多寺院至今还存在,这是康熙对佛教的贡献。

  8. Justin Cheah on May 16, 2018 at 3:13 am

    China is filled with renowned rulers across its 5 000 years of history. Emperor KangXi is one of it. Very interesting article and makes people wonder what flaw did he had done during his lifetime. Perhaps he was more famed for his contribution to the people of China during his tme.

  9. TekLee on May 16, 2018 at 2:12 am

    Of all the dynasties in China, I personally find that Qing Dynasty was the most fascinating. It is because it has total of 13 emperors in the dynasty. Every emperor had their own fascinating stories. And of all the 13 emperors, there were some dictator, some wasted their life, some womanizer, only Kang Xi emperor was the one that developed and brought up Qing Dynasty to another level, and only him, that practice dharma so well. Through this article, we can tell from their tomb, what kind of emperor they were when they were alive. Those who didn’t practice Dharma and didn’t understand Dharma at all, wanted everything they had when they died. And wasted millions of dollar where it could be used to benefit the people. Only Emperor Kang Xi, who practiced Dharma so well, his tomb is the simplest one, but even have 35 confession Buddha on the wall. This truly teaches us, what kind person we were, will leave either good name or bad name to the generations after us. Even generations after generations, they are still people talking about them.

  10. Mingwen on May 16, 2018 at 1:03 am

    If it’s not about this article, I’ll not know about part of the China’s history. Now, I’m interested to look into Emperor Kang Xi’s stories.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/emperor-kangxi.html

  11. Vivian Ong on May 16, 2018 at 12:26 am

    Based on the article, Emperor Kangxi is a humble person as you can see from his tomb and he is an Emperor who was loved by his people as he is compassionate to allow his people to practice any religion they want. I guess every country wants a ruler who is nice and humble so that everyone can live in peace and harmony.

  12. nicholas on May 15, 2018 at 11:43 pm

    The Kangxi Emperor was the great consolidator of the Qing dynasty. Knowing Emperor Kangxi is the emanation of Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen and as an emanation of Manjushri, the Buddha of Wisdom there’s no doubt by seeing his compassionate action during his ruling period. Emperor Kangxi is one of the many rare one that able to bring long-term stability and relative wealth after years of war and chaos and at the same time preserve and promote Buddha’s teaching to his people. His true compassionate action has also brought peaceful times of China, it would be so vital and extremely beneficial that such peace reenacts again with the flourishing of Buddhism practice at this time. With China as an influential nation that promotes peace over war, there is a high possibility for peace to spread to other parts of the world.

  13. Pastor Henry Ooi on May 15, 2018 at 11:42 pm

    Even though Emperor Kangxi ordered executions of people during his reign, his biography shows that not only was he a wise man but he was also scholarly, spiritual, compassionate, hardworking, fair; also far visioned – like he could see into the future what held best for his empire and subjects. No wonder he was much loved and highly revered by his people during his reign and even after centuries have passed by. With the power he had, he could have ruled with an iron fist, yet he did not. This shows that Emperor Kangxi was not an ordinary human being but one with great compassion and great wisdom, like a bodhisattva.

  14. Andrea Lai on May 15, 2018 at 11:37 pm

    Basically, I got to know story of Emperor Kangxi was thru drama series and shared stories by friend fancy of China history. The outstanding ruling of Emperor Kangxi gives much inspiration to many people until today. His compassion towards his people, modest thought, accepting other cultures during his reign are very much appreciated, respected and remembered. His establishments on temples, monasteries proves of his devotion on Buddhism and more incredibly, he was reincarnation of Tulku Drakpa Gyelsen as recognized by many Buddhist masters. This is really interesting.

  15. pammie yap on May 15, 2018 at 11:04 pm

    Although I don’t know much but I am always fascinated with the dynasties of China. Read stories read here and there of how cruel or beneficial the kings were.
    Most important is how the king ensure peace and unity among its people. No point going to war for the sake of ego because at the end of it the people are the ones who suffer. Reading about Emperor Kangxi show how kind and compassionate he was during his reign which lasted for quite some time due to his faith in Buddhism. Ruled with much wisdom and performed many deeds, and I truly believe it was Manjushri’s emanation.

  16. Datuk May on May 15, 2018 at 4:19 pm

    The emperor of China is indeed a very powerful position where the rule can either be of benefit or sufferings to the subjects of the land.

    Emperor Kangxi was the epitome of keeping peace and empowering his subjects to the improvement of their minds simultaneously to their physical well being. In doing so, Emperor Kangxi had a good control over his commanding generals and also look into the welfare of the lowly soldiers. Such an intention will mean less call on wars and vicious expeditions of border expansions with less cost to lives.

    At the same time, Emperor Kangxi created prosperity and “learnings” for his country and subjects. Improvement of the minds through arts, literature and buddhism.

    From historical accounts, it was a great 61 years of reign.

    Histoy also affirms the fulfilling of the prophecy that Emperor Kangxi is the reincarnation of the great master Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen due to his strong imprint of Buddhism and his devotion to the Dharma as TDG been throughout his lineage.

  17. Jacinta on Jan 28, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    I couldn’t recall if I’ve been to this site as I remembered I’ve been to a few tombs. We were asked to be polite and followed certain steps on how we should pay proper respect to them. It was a solemn procession.

    Looking at those pictures, suddenly I remembered how we were first brought to that place. The journey was long, few kilometres away from the gate to a tomb and to another. I remember many plants were planted at the surrounding area but because I visited that place during winter, hence it looked more like a bare root trees/plants. I wish I could remember to whom I have paid my respect to.

    Emperor Kangxi and Emperor Yongzhen, both were so famous. There were dramas about their lives. I admire Emperor Kangxi more now when I found out that He was one the previous lives of Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen.

    Really really thankful that we have Rinpoche, the blog team and those who have contributed to this blog. It saves us (especially me) many hours of researching the accurate info.

  18. JP on Dec 14, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    Emperor Kangxi is indeed a very popular emperor of China. Many movies have been made in Hong Kong and China to recount the greatness and achievements of this emperor. As an incarnation of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen, it is no wonder that Emperor Kangxi was a staunch Buddhist practitioner. His compassion and selflessness were manifested in his contribution towards Buddhism, arts, culture, peace, interfaith harmony, technology advancement, language and so on. He did everything he could to improve the wellbeing of his people both spiritually and economically.

    This is the only time I believe that politics and religion combined worked well. This is because Emperor Kangxi embodied the teachings of compassion and being in service to others as taught in Buddhism instead of just preaching and using religion as a political tool to divide and rule.

  19. Freon on Dec 14, 2017 at 1:21 am

    Emperor Kangxi is known to be the most hardworking emperor in the entire China.

    The aerial view of Jingling looks like the mandala of Dorje Shugden. The stone cravings of 35 Confessional Buddha is so beautiful and in details. I guess this is the first emperor who builds his tomb with many Buddha’s images. Other emperor like Emperor Qin Shi Huang, he build his tomb and crave many soldier to protect him. Other emperor will buried many gold and treasures items in their tomb. But, Emperor Kangxi is so different, he crave many Buddha’s images. Thus, people who visited his tomb are like visit to a temple to pray to Buddha. Emperor Kangxi is truly the emanation of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen, the dharma lineage holder.

  20. Wai Meng Wan on Nov 21, 2017 at 1:33 am

    Reading about Kang Xi, one can help but feel admiration for this great personage. He worked really hard to better the lives of his people, he was courageous to protect China from invaders and such.

    Usually invaders don’t make very good administrators, but not Kang Xi, with his deep spiritual principles and ability to govern and improve on current conditions. He could have enjoyed all the palatial pleasure but rather he chose a life of service to the nation and people.

    Reading about his sons, it could not have been an easy decision for him to exile some of them, punish them and putting them under house arrests and so forth, as some of his sone were just wild and not very ethical. Such was the quality of Kang Xi.

  21. Tan Soon Huat on Nov 11, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    Emperor Kangxi is one of king of China history I have admired and respected; he was humble, kind, tolerant, wisdom and hard working.I read a few books about him during my school time and I know he was king who was more prone to Buddhism but I did not know he was reincarnation of the great holy lama Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen and as an emanation of Manjushri, the Buddha of Wisdom. I would say Qing Dynasty has reached peak during his reigns. To me, he is legend.

    Emperor Kangxi has put a lot of effect to flourish Dharma during his reigns. The marvelous monasteries built in Wu Tai Shan are strong evidences of that. In fact, he is one of my favorite emperor of Qing Dynasty, another one is his son, Yongzheng Emperor. One is focus on building, whereas, another one focus on sustaining or reinstalling the glorious of dynasty. Thank You Rinpoche for sharing it to us.

  22. Anne Ong on Nov 7, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    Beautiful and very detailed of this historic emperor whom many admired . Emperor Kangxi. Emperor Kangxi as the reincarnation of the great holy lama Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen and as an emanation of Manjushri, the Buddha of Wisdom. He has a beautiful Chinese history through out his reign and very much by his people. Ruled according to the Buddhist teachings of love, kindness, tolerance, wisdom and hard work. I love the beautiful and interesting pictures in this article. Thank you very much Rinpoche and blog team for sharing this wonderful post with sincere appreciation ??

  23. Datuk May on Nov 7, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    Throughout history great kings and emperors were renowned for the expansion of their empires through war, cunning schemes and bloodshed. Especially during the early centuries in history China was plagued wth wars and intrigue that causes disruption to good rules and progress.

    Indeed, Emperor Kangxi was an exception as he ruled within the tenets of Buddhism of love, compassion, care and kindness. As such all memories of Emperor Kangxi are not that of a warrior king but a gentle and scholarly emperor who gave great peace and prosperity to his subjects.

    From his gentle and kind conduct as an almighty ruler, it is not a surprise to be documented that Emperor Kangxi was the reincarnation of the Great Tibetan Lama, Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen and an emanation of Wisdom Manjushri.

    It was his care for his empire and his subjects that he would eliminate his heirs if deemed unfit and leave his succession secret until death, to prevent fights and jealousy. Another point that impacted me with Emperor Kangxi’s humility was that he would permit his empress to be buried in his tomb should she have died before him.

    China had some great emperors, but kind and compassionate ones were few and Emperor Kangxi stands out first among them.

  24. Lim Han Nee on Nov 5, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    Emperor Kangxi wa one of the greatest emperors of China. Renowned for his benevolence, compassion and selflessness and strict work ethics, his reign was the golden era when art, writing, culture and religion flourished. Being an emperor of great wisdom, far in advance of the age he lived in, he allowed freedom of religion. Because of this, he was so well-respected that even the Christians in their art depicted him with a halo like a Christian saint!

    He lived his life focused on the welfare of his country and his people. As head of his army, he displayed firm control of his general, and yet was compassionate with the ordinary soldiers. Indeed, he was renowned for his compassion towards his people and all living beings. He thus won over the hearts and minds of his people.

    He was an emanation of Manjushri the Buddha of wisdom. Indeed, two great Masters and scholars have recorded in their works that Emperor Kangxi is an emanation of Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen. Lobsang Tamdin had this recorded in his ‘Bebum’. In Sumpa Khenpo’s ‘Chronology of Tibet’, he wrote that “The Kangxi Emperor [is born and] becomes famous as the reincarnation of Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen.”!

    He was a devout Buddhist practitioner, being the only Emperor who made five pilgrimages to Wu Tai Shan!. He was a great patron of Dharma, sponsoring the establishment, preservation and restoration of temples and monasteries. One of the most famous of this is the Gaden Sumsteling, built by the 5th Dalai Lama, which has many monks and draws crowds of pilgrims. This monastery has several Dorje Shugden chapels as the monks of these khangstens had chosen Dorje Shugden as their Protector. Emperor Kangxi also sponsored a precious Dharma text, the Dragon Sutra, written in gold ink ,documenting the concise Prajnaparamita teachings!

    In keeping with his humility, he had chosen to have a simple and modest tomb built for himself. Still pilgrims flock to this tomb to pay their respects to a great emperor, who had selflessly put his people’s welfare before everything else, and who had been so compassionate and benevolent towards all , and who ruled China so wisely and so well .A distinguishing feature within his tomb were the carvings of the 35 Confessional Buddhas – a clear sign of his being a devout practitioner.

    I believe he will go down in history as one of the very few heads of nations who had been able to combine spirituality and the secular so harmoniously.

  25. Samfoonheei on Nov 4, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    Beautiful and very details of these historic emperor whom many admired . Emperor Kangxi. As he was one compassionate Emperor who cares for the welfare of his country man. He was one of the longest-reigning emperors in dynastic history. He was thought of as one of the greatest emperors because, under his rule, the Qing empire started to prosperous and stabilised.
    Emperor Kangxi was recognised to be the reincarnation of the great holy lama Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen and as an emanation of Manjushri by many High Lama. He has a beautiful Chinese history through out his reign and very much by his people. Ruled according to the Buddhist teachings of love, kindness, tolerance, wisdom and hard work.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these interesting article with beautiful pictures of varies tombs of Emperors and Empress.

  26. Fong on Nov 4, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    The beautiful and extensive tombs reflect the reverence the Chinese held for their Emperor Kangxi. He was a great emperor who brought a semblance of stability and wealth to the country, a prosperity that lasted several generations.

    He was shrewd and intelligent but with his interest in Buddhism, was kind and compassionate, the factors that led to his greatness.

    Thank you for sharing this tribute and background to a great emperor and his accomplishments.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Oct 6. 2022 03:34 PM
    A POWERFUL TEACHINGS of Eight verses to happiness and acceptance. Have been reading over and over again to remind of myself the importance of kindness, compassion and transforming our mind learning and put into practice Dharma and what our Guru has taught us. We are indeed so fortunate to have H E Tsem Rinpoche explaining the ways to be a better person. All these teachings had indeed changed my life since than coming to learning and practicing Dharma.
    Thank you Rinpoche for these great teachings.


    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/eight-verses-of-thought-transformation.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Oct 6. 2022 03:33 PM
    Inspiring story of a chef Narayanan Krishnan turned hero. Leaving a good job and doing good , helping the needed and homeless. He is a social worker and philanthropist who is most famous for being hailed as one of CNN’s Heroes of the Year. After witnessing a distressing incident he turned down a prestigious job in Switzerland. The horrific effects of extreme poverty in his native India, he founded an organization, Akshaya Home, helping to feed the poverty-stricken and those struggling with illness. He then devoted his time and energy in the great cause for the homeless ,and so forth. He found joy in giving to those needed help. An inspiring read.
    Thank Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/chef-turned-hero.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Oct 6. 2022 03:29 PM
    Reading this rare precious quotes by great Master tells us a thousand words. Its true enough one keeps even a drop of the nectar of the name of this holy being Lama Tsongkhapa in a devotional heart, it plants the seed of liberation and one receives the fortune to practice and enjoy happiness from this life up to enlightenment…… QUOTED.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/tsongkhapa/quotes-by-great-lamas.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Oct 3. 2022 02:47 PM
    Interesting article indeed tells us a thousand words of a Great Lama . When Lama Tsongkhapa Lobzang Drakpa was born many people witnessed numerous auspicious sign. He could understand and memorized complicated texts at a very young age proving that he was someone very special. He received many teachings and tantric initiations from many great masters of different lineages. Many of Lama Tshongkhapa’s teachings were composed through the instructions and inspiration of deities and masters appearing in pure vision. Tsongkhapa was a prolific author of tantric literature, composing and gave teaching to many of what he had discovered. Tsongkhapa’s fame as a great scholar and realized practitioner was well known and respected by many all over Tibet and China. Even the Yongle Emperor of the Chinese Ming Dynasty invited him to give teachings. Interesting article to understand better of this Great Lama.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/tsongkhapa-lobzang-drakpa.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Oct 3. 2022 02:43 PM
    Trulku Drakpa Gyeltsen was an important Gelugpa lama who gave up his life to arise as the World Peace Protector Dorje Shugden.Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen , who had reincarnated lifetime after lifetime to benefit all beings. He and the Fifth Dalai Lama had shared a very respectful and close relationship. He was one of the most highly respected and sought-after Lamas of the land. He was deeply learned and well-versed in scriptures, and also having received many direct visions of deities and exalted Gurus. Rare and very precious secret writings of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen can be found in Music Delighting an Ocean of Protectors. He was truly a great teacher of all time.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing of Golden Undefeated Lama of Blessings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/golden-undefeated-lama-of-blessings.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Oct 3. 2022 02:37 PM
    Reading again this article to get a better understanding of the significance of placing our Dharma statues and items in the correct order. Nor matter what the statues made of we have to respect it and placing correctly. In the Buddhist tradition, statues are created to represent Buddha. Each Buddha image represents the spirit of the teachings of Buddha. Each statue features common physical attributes, poses, and postures that define its purpose and meaning.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/statues-and-stupas.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 29. 2022 12:55 PM
    nteresting read of a great Lama Tsarchen Losal Gyatso who is the founder of the Sakya tradition. One of the three branches of the Sakya School, which is part of Tibetan Buddhism. Interesting story of how his illness was occurred and meeting the mysterious lady at monastery courtyard well. The lady who gave him a small Tibetan pecha manuscript wrapped in cloth before vanishing. Apparently Vajrayogini had appeared to him leading him to the great master Doringpa at Tashi Lhunpo. Since then he studied with 63 masters of all traditions. He had travelled tremendously to various place to perform great deeds, giving teachings and benefiting all whom he encountered along his journey.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/tsarchen-losal-gyatso-lineage-holder-of-vajrayoginis-tantra.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 29. 2022 12:53 PM
    interesting read of Kentrul Thubten Lamsang Rinpoche, one of our Guru previous life. He was one of the most important disciples of Kyabje Trijang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso. Kentrul Rinpoche had spent many years in remote areas like Phari on the Tibet-India border. Where he worked tirelessly to improve the condition of local monasteries and built large Buddha statues. He even built a three-storey statue of Maitreya Buddha. Highly respected by many locals and remembered by monks of the monastery for his work. Kentrul Rinpoche was also known for performing extensive pujas for people of the area. Kentrul Rinpoche will always be remembered as the lama who remained devoted to his teacher until his final moments. He went out of his way to help the sufferings, in desperate situations. His is a legacy that is timeless and beyond compare. Both Kentrul Rinpoche and our Guru Tsem Rinpoche’s activities did exhibit an unquenchable thirst and curiosity for Dharma, Guru devotion . Both have the similarities after-all. Interesting read, shared by Pastor Jean Ai on Tsem Rinpoche ‘s previous reincarnation.
    Thank you Rinpoche.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/autobiography/kentrul-thubten-lamsang.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 29. 2022 12:51 PM
    Very interesting article of great Lamas whom I never find it bored reading over and over again. Anything related to history had me feeling excited.
    Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen was a great master, meditator, teacher, logician, yogi, siddha and erudite scholar. He was an important Gelugpa lama and a contemporary of the 5th Dalai Lama’s time. Even more than three hundred years ago he was eliminated yet he continued reincarnating until present day as been confirmed by many great beings. Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen in fulfilling the promise he made to Nechung protector arose as World Peace Protector Dorje Shugden, merely to serve the teachings of Je Tsongkapa and sentient beings. After realising the mistakes done by his officers 5th Dalai Lama built a Dorje Shugden chapel and even composed a prayers texts to Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen. He named the Chapel as Trode Khangsar which still exist to this day at Lhasa, Tibet .May more people reading this article to understand more who is Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen was. An interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/who-is-tulku-drakpa-gyeltsen.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 29. 2022 12:48 PM
    The Kangxi Emperor was the third emperor of the Qing dynasty. He is considered by historians to be one of the greatest emperors in the history of China. Having ruled China over 61 years, he was the longest-reigning Chinese emperors in dynastic history. He was thought of as one of the greatest emperors because, under his rule, the Qing empire started to prosper, dynastic succession was stabilized, and he was comparatively benevolent. He was also highly educated and was known as a hardworking emperor who ruled diligently. His rule was a period of expansion, stability, and prosperity for the Chinese Empire. Kangxi gave religious freedom to all religions and had sponsored many literary works, monasteries, monks and teachers all over China, Tibet and Mongolia. He was considered an extremely modern Emperor at that time whom was loved by many. He was said to be the reincarnation of Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen and an emanation of Manjushri as recorded in the ancient scriptures.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/emperor-kangxi.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 22. 2022 01:28 PM
    The unmistaken incarnation of Panchen Sonam Drakpa was proclaimed to be Sonam Yeshe Wangpo. From birth, he spoke with clairvoyance and seemed to remember people and events of his past life. Even as a young man , he travelled tremendously as part of his retinue, with the 3rd Dalai Lama and gave various teachings as well. Throughout the journey, he had even composed verses to praise and commentaries on the teachings.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/sonam-yeshe-wangpo.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 22. 2022 01:26 PM
    Master Hongyi, a multitalented Buddhist Monk famous for being a talented writer and musician . He was one of the most celebrated and admired Buddhist monks in modern Chinese history. Born in wealthy family yet he choose to he was ordained as a Buddhist monk. Already, even as a child, developed an extraordinarily where he could memorised Buddhist text. Master Hongyi dedicated the rest of his life to Buddhist practice and became one of the most prominent monks of 20 Century China. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Adeline for this sharing of a great Lama Master.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/master-hongyi-the-maverick-patriarch-of-the-chinese-buddhism.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Sep 17. 2022 04:24 PM
    Spirits and unseen beings are everywhere not only actually restricted to specific areas. Places such as cemeteries, abandoned houses or places where death occurred. There are many different types of spirits around us, unseen to the naked eye, but for some they could see it or sense their presence. Many people of different faith reported having experienced sense the presence of spirits. Interesting rather scary reading Steven Wong ghostly experienced in the motel . I have encounter such before staying in hotel . More scary I can say. That’s past history, since coming to Buddhism I am not scare at all , I will recite DS Mantra . Later do prayers and dedicate to them .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/paranormal-stories/paranormal-experiences-occur-everywhere-part-1.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Sep 17. 2022 04:21 PM
    Reading this article written by Tsering Shakya, again as it tells us more and understand better of the situation suffered by Tibetan people. Due to the Dorje Shugden controversy many Tibetans suffered . Many of them migrated to other countries to the west for better opportunities. Tibetan culture and identity is inseparably linked to Tibetan Buddhism. Somehow once in a foreign land they tend to lose their traditions and cultures slowly over times. Living in foreign land , it difficult to maintain their true identity. For them Tibetans maintaining links to the homeland presents a very unique challenges tasks. If only the Tibetan leadership more opened, forgo the past and accepts as what HH Dalai Lama said that Dorje Shugden is no evil and do no harm. Tibetan Buddhist could continue practicing the Dorje Shugden’s practice. Tibetan should stand united to protect the Tibetan heritage and culture instead discrimination against Dorje Shugden practitioners so much so had divided the Tibetans. Many of them left and migrated else where to look for better livelihood.
    Tsem Rinpoche had gone through a rough time , rejected twice from the moment of birth from Taiwan to US and travelling to India where Rinpoche found a place called home then. Later to Malaysia as advice by his Guru.
    To this end, the discrimination against Dorje Shugden practitioners must end for the sake of the all Tibetans living in India and Nepal .
    A very good article by Tsering Shakya, more people should read it to understand better.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/tibetans-rejected-twice.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Sep 17. 2022 04:19 PM
    Wow…that’s great , rejoice Pastor Joy, you have painted over a thousand Buddha statues over the years. Pastor you have a painter’s fine hands. I saw those Buddha ‘s images beautifully painted without formal training is a great achievement. Pastor has turn un-groomed images into something beautiful. A great painter that have put a lot of work into it and it has paid off .
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Joy for sharing this with us for-most looking at most of the painted Buddha images tells us a thousand words.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/painting-buddha-statues

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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
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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
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Sacred Vajra Yogini
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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
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Come and get your blessing from Lama Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden in Penang @ Jalan Seang Tek ~ by Jacinta.
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We are in the third week of Ramadan this year, and kind volunteers have never failed to feed people in need since Tengku Zatashah started this meaningful #zerofoodwastage initiative in 2016. The aim is to benefit the underprivileged with nice surplus food collected from Ramadan buffets. Every night during the month of Ramadan, volunteers collect surplus cooked food from hotels and distribute it to charity homes and low-income families. THANK YOU, Tengku, dedicated volunteers and hotel partners, for making this Ramadan special for the underprivileged. #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment - KSK @ Vivian
5 months ago
We are in the third week of Ramadan this year, and kind volunteers have never failed to feed people in need since Tengku Zatashah started this meaningful #zerofoodwastage initiative in 2016. The aim is to benefit the underprivileged with nice surplus food collected from Ramadan buffets. Every night during the month of Ramadan, volunteers collect surplus cooked food from hotels and distribute it to charity homes and low-income families. THANK YOU, Tengku, dedicated volunteers and hotel partners, for making this Ramadan special for the underprivileged. #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment - KSK @ Vivian
We were chanting Migsetma mantra at the time this picture was taken. Thanks to all our Penang members who are very committed to attend Swift Return puja weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group, every Saturday @ 3pm. ~by Jacinta
6 months ago
We were chanting Migsetma mantra at the time this picture was taken. Thanks to all our Penang members who are very committed to attend Swift Return puja weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group, every Saturday @ 3pm. ~by Jacinta
William, who is our leader/ Umze is cleaning the pantry and Gordon offered up 4 carton of packet drinks today. We cannot thank you enough for all kind hearted who sponsored various offerings weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
6 months ago
William, who is our leader/ Umze is cleaning the pantry and Gordon offered up 4 carton of packet drinks today. We cannot thank you enough for all kind hearted who sponsored various offerings weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
Siew Hong came with a basket of fruits while Choong, who is expert in baking offered tormas today for our Swift Return Puja. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
6 months ago
Siew Hong came with a basket of fruits while Choong, who is expert in baking offered tormas today for our Swift Return Puja. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
Dedicated sisters, Sharyn and Swee Bee. They always make sure our puja offerings, especially fruits are arranged nicely. Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
6 months ago
Dedicated sisters, Sharyn and Swee Bee. They always make sure our puja offerings, especially fruits are arranged nicely. Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
Committed and hardworking Kechara Penang members, Mr. Tang and Mr. Huey. Really appreciate having you both at our weekly puja . Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
6 months ago
Committed and hardworking Kechara Penang members, Mr. Tang and Mr. Huey. Really appreciate having you both at our weekly puja . Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
KSK medic personnel have been tending to the needs of the clients every week. Their consistent kindness helps improve the medical welfare of those without a home. Thank you for serving and making them your priority on your weekends. #medicteam #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
7 months ago
KSK medic personnel have been tending to the needs of the clients every week. Their consistent kindness helps improve the medical welfare of those without a home. Thank you for serving and making them your priority on your weekends. #medicteam #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
In the midst of chaos, let's start healing. We have Dorje Shugden Puja every Saturday @ 3 pm. Contact William for more info. Kechara Penang Study Group. ~ by Jacinta.
7 months ago
In the midst of chaos, let's start healing. We have Dorje Shugden Puja every Saturday @ 3 pm. Contact William for more info. Kechara Penang Study Group. ~ by Jacinta.
7 months ago
Pastor is in da' house!!!! Kechara Penang Study Group @ Saturday, 3 pm. Contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
7 months ago
Pastor is in da' house!!!! Kechara Penang Study Group @ Saturday, 3 pm. Contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
7 months ago
8 months ago
After Dorje Shugden puja @Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek, members went to a nearby vegetarian shop for gathering. #CNY2022 #HappyReunion by Jacinta.
8 months ago
After Dorje Shugden puja @Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek, members went to a nearby vegetarian shop for gathering. #CNY2022 #HappyReunion by Jacinta.
In 2021, we've encountered far too many challenges—Pandemic, months-long lockdown, landslide, and flood. We are proud to witness Malaysians helping one another as these agonies come sequentially. Looking back to 2021, Kechara Soup Kitchen has made significant progress, with more to come in 2022. Every year, we move a little closer to our vision. We are immensely thankful to have such dedicated teams of volunteers willing to go above and beyond for our clients. Not to mention our sponsors and donors; none of this would have been possible without you. Thank you. Thank you for being you. Thank you for helping the underprivileged to a better future. Have a blessed year ahead from our hearts to your hearts. #2022 #newyear #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
9 months ago
In 2021, we've encountered far too many challenges—Pandemic, months-long lockdown, landslide, and flood. We are proud to witness Malaysians helping one another as these agonies come sequentially. Looking back to 2021, Kechara Soup Kitchen has made significant progress, with more to come in 2022. Every year, we move a little closer to our vision. We are immensely thankful to have such dedicated teams of volunteers willing to go above and beyond for our clients. Not to mention our sponsors and donors; none of this would have been possible without you. Thank you. Thank you for being you. Thank you for helping the underprivileged to a better future. Have a blessed year ahead from our hearts to your hearts. #2022 #newyear #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
Ipoh members were taking turns to offer Serkym and lights to Dorje Shugden. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
10 months ago
Ipoh members were taking turns to offer Serkym and lights to Dorje Shugden. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Ipoh members were preparing for Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
10 months ago
Kechara Ipoh members were preparing for Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 4th Dec 2021. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
10 months ago
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 4th Dec 2021. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Jun, our new Ipoh member, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden & The Three Jewels. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
10 months ago
Jun, our new Ipoh member, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden & The Three Jewels. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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