Trisong Detsen, the Great Dharma King of Tibet

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Trisong Detsen, the Tibetan king who firmly established Buddhism in Tibet. Image credit: himalayanart.org

Trisong Detsen, the Tibetan king who firmly established Buddhism in Tibet. Image credit: himalayanart.org. Click on image to enlarge.

King Trisong Detsen, the 38th Yarlung King, ruled over Tibet from 754 CE to 799 CE.1 Known as the second of Tibet’s Three Dharma Kings, he was the monarch responsible for the official adoption of Buddhism as the state religion of Tibet and for putting it under royal patronage.

In a dissertation on the life of Padmasambhava, it is written that the Bodhisattva Manjushri, wishing to spread the Dharma and to ensure its proliferation, decided to take rebirth as a king of Tibet. This incarnation was Trisong Detsen, the second Dharma King.

King Trisong Detsen founded Samye Monastery where the ordination of the first seven Tibetans as Buddhist monks took place, and sponsored the translation of numerous Buddhist texts. It was during his reign that many great teachers from India such as Shantarakshita and Padmasambhava, to name but a few, brought their teachings and lineages to Tibet.

 

The Dharma Kings of Tibet

The first Dharma King was Songtsen Gampo, the 33rd King of the Dynasty of Yarlung, who ruled from around 605 CE to 650 CE.2 He was credited with unifying several small Tibetan kingdoms under his leadership. Through the influence of his Nepali and Chinese wives who were both devout Buddhists, he became an enthusiastic promoter of the Dharma in the Land of Snows.

The first Dharma King was Songtsen Gampo. Image credit: wikivividly.com

The first Dharma King was Songtsen Gampo. Image credit: wikivividly.com. Click on image to enlarge.

King Songtsen Gampo also introduced a writing system for the Tibetan language modelled on the Sanskrit script. He sent his minister, the scholar Thonmi Sambhota along with sixteen other individuals to India to study the various Indian writing systems. When Thonmi Sambhota returned to Tibet, he created a new script and a grammatical system for the Tibetan language. Thonmi Sambhota also collected various important scriptural texts for translation. It is said that Buddhist texts were first translated into Tibetan during the reign of Songtsen Gampo.

The third great Dharma King was Tri Ralpachen, the 41st ruler of the Yarlung Dynasty, who reigned between 815 CE and 838 CE.3 This period was considered the golden age of the Tibetan Empire, which spread its borders to parts of China, India, Nepal and almost the entire area of East Turkestan, also known as Xinjiang. Tri Ralpachen promoted Buddhism throughout Tibet and commissioned further translations of Buddhist texts into the Tibetan language.

Notes 1, 2, and 3: These are approximate dates of the reigns of the three Dharma Kings. Source: Robert E. Buswell Jr. and Donald S. Lopez Jr., The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism, Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2014

 

Illustrious Genealogy

The young Trisong Detsen. Image credit: http://tourtraveltibet.com

The young Trisong Detsen. Image credit: tourtraveltibet.com. Click on image to enlarge.

According to one source, Trisong Detsen was born in 742 CE to Emperor Me-Agtsom and Empress Chin Ch’eng Kun Chu. He was a descendant of Songtsen Gampo and a long line of rulers renowned for their spirituality. His mother was a Han Chinese princess from Tang China given in marriage to Emperor Me-Agtsom in an effort to ease tensions between Tibet and China. The Empress was a devout Buddhist who influenced the Emperor’s and her young son’s interest in Han Chinese Buddhism.

Fuelled by his young son’s early interest in Buddhism, Emperor Me-Agtsom sent a delegation to China to learn more about the religion. In 755 CE when Trisong Detsen was just thirteen, Emperor Me-Agtsom was assassinated by ministers of a conservative xenophobic Bön faction at the Tibetan court. They opposed the Emperor’s interest in Buddhism and his continuing conciliatory attitude towards China. This was the same year as the start of the An Lushan Rebellion in China (755–763 CE), which temporarily overthrew the Tang Dynasty.

It was not until 754 CE that Trisong Detsen became old enough to become the 38th king of the Yarlung Dynasty. During the interim period before he ascended the throne, Ba Sangshi, the leader of the delegation sent to China by his father had returned with Buddhist texts which remained hidden until Trisong Detsen became king. With encouragement from Ba Sangshi, the Crown Prince studied these hidden texts and became a devout Buddhist.

 

Marriages and Descendants

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A thangka of Standing Yeshe Tsogyal, Guru Padmasambhava, Wangze (Pema Shugden), Za Rahula and Dorje Shugden. Click to enlarge or click here for more high resolution Buddha images.

King Trisong Detsen had several wives, some of whom were the result of political alliances with bordering countries. The wives and consorts of Trisong Detsen include:

  • Lhamo Tsen from the Chim clan
  • Jangchub Dron from the Dro clan
  • Gyalmo Tsun from the Phoyong family
  • Magyal Tsokarma from the Tsepong clan
  • Yeshe Tsogyal from the Kharchen family

Yeshe Tsogyal, one of the king’s consorts was offered to Padmasambhava by Trisong Detsen as a mandala offering during an empowerment. She became the chief disciple and consort of Padmasambhava, and her phenomenal memory enabled her to receive the complete set of his teachings. She eventually achieved enlightenment through her practice and became a great practitioner in her own right.

There are differing accounts from various sources regarding the number of sons that Trisong Detsen had. Most sources indicate that he had four sons:

  • Mutri Tsenpo
  • Mune Tsenpo
  • Muruk Tsenpo
  • Mutik Tsenpo (who became known as Tride Songtsen)
Princess Pema Sal. Image credit: rigpawiki.org

Princess Pema Sal. Image credit: rigpawiki.org. Click on image to enlarge.

Trisong Detsen also had one daughter, Princess Pema Sal, who died at the age of eight but was brought back to life by Padmasambhava and entrusted with the complete Khandro Nyingtik cycle by the master. She was later reborn as the tertön Pema Ledrel Tsal, who revealed the teachings as a treasure or terma.

Trisong Detsen retired from public life in 797 CE and went to live in Zungkar. Some sources say that he died in Zungkar the following year although the cause of death is not known. Another source, the Kathang Shetrag reported that Trisong Detsen was killed by a stray arrow shot by spectators when he was participating in a horse racing event. He was succeeded by his son, Mune Tsenpo.

 

Military Accomplishments

Conquests, Alliances and Their Influence on the Development of Buddhism

Historically, Tibet and China have always had a political relationship marked by conflict and tension along their shared borders, frequently resulting in war despite the presence of Buddhism in the cultural affairs of the two nations. Trisong Detsen proved his military prowess by winning several battles against Tang China and against the Arabs in the west. It was during his reign that Tibet’s military strength reached its peak, capturing large areas of China and regions to the west.

Despite the signing of Sino-Tibetan peace treaties, fighting between the Tibetans and the Chinese continued. In 781 CE, the Tibetan forces captured Dunhuang at the eastern end of the Tarim Basin. This large cave monastery complex became a centre for the translation of Buddhist texts from Chinese into Tibetan. The Peace Treaty of Qingshui in 783 CE, the year of Shantarakshita’s death, established the Sino-Tibetan boundary in Amdo, present-day Qinghai, giving Tibet control of the Kokonor regions. However, peace between the two empires lasted only three years, and war broke out again in this region in 786 CE, six years before the Samye debate.

A pictures scene of Amdo, present-day Qinghai. Image credit: thelandofsnows.com

Picturesque Amdo in present-day Qinghai. Image credit: thelandofsnows.com

Tibet’s military strength was unmatched during Trisong Detsen’s reign and her expansion into these territories, where Buddhism had long been established, strengthened her contact with the Indian form of Buddhism while forcing China to consider establishing diplomatic ties with Tibet. Buddhism entered into Sino-Tibetan relations during the reign of Trisong Detsen when he decreed Buddhism as the Tibetan state religion. This initiated the start of cultural ties which allowed the flow of Buddhist texts and teachers from China into Tibet.

The Sino-Tibetan conflicts were not restricted to the Amdo borders and the Silk Route regions. Tibet had entered into various military alliances under Trisong Detsen, especially with King Kolofeng, the son of King Pilaoko of Siam (Thailand). King Pilaoko (r. 728–750 CE) was the ruler of Nanzhao, the proto-Thai kingdom in Yunnan that he had established by uniting various Bai states in 730 CE. Pilaoko had accepted Tang Chinese overrule in 735 CE and had attacked nearby Tibetan areas in 745 CE. His son and successor, King Kolofeng (r. 750–779 CE), however, rebelled against China and allied with Tibet in 750 CE. In 778 CE, Tibet and Nanzhao fought a battle against the Chinese in Sichuan. This alliance held until 786 CE, when the next Nanzhao ruler, King Imoshun (r. 779–808 CE) allied his kingdom once more with China, and war broke out again between China and Tibet. Thus, China and Tibet fought each other on two fronts at this time. The Kingdom of Nanzhao lasted until 902 CE.

 

Western Alliances

The middle-aged Trisong Detsen flanked by Padmasambhava and Shantarakshita. Image credit: http://tourtraveltibet.com

The middle-aged Trisong Detsen flanked by Padmasambhava and Shantarakshita. Image credit: tourtraveltibet.com. Click on image to enlarge.

In order to secure Tibet’s western borders, Trisong Detsen forged alliances with Arab and Persian states. He was able to rely on their support in conflicts with China and this allowed him to focus on conquering large sections of western China as a result.

Trisong Detsen’s military successes were a key factor in his overcoming the opposition from the pro-Bön faction in his court. In addition, with the help of the powerful tantric master Padmasambhava who had arrived in Tibet, the local deities opposed to the introduction of Buddhism were subdued, and the king was able to invite Shantarakshita once more to Tibet. The return of Shantarakshita to Tibet around 761 CE marked the beginning of an era when Buddhism spread and flourished, penetrating all aspects of life in the Land of Snows.

 

Becoming the Second Dharma King

Buddhism had started to decline in the early 7th century after its introduction by the first Dharma King, Songtsen Gampo. When Trisong Detsen came into power in 754 CE, he proclaimed himself a Buddhist and granted royal patronage to the religion. This effectively formalised Buddhism as the official religion in Tibet. Trisong Detsen proceeded to curb the growing anti-Buddhist movement by removing xenophobic ministers who preferred the Bön religion during and after his father’s assassination. The fact that the king himself had adopted the new faith had tremendous impact on the religious, cultural and political future of the country.

Mural in Samye Monastery showing Trisong Detsen receiving Guru Rinpoche. Image credit: itibettravel.com

Mural in Samye Monastery showing Trisong Detsen receiving Guru Rinpoche. Image credit: itibettravel.com. Click on image to enlarge.

During his reign, Trisong Detsen presided over the administration of the Sangha. He also regulated the Tibetan Buddhist Canon by laying down rules regarding the translation of scriptural texts from a foreign language into Tibetan as well as the types of works that could be translated. It was also during his reign that the first Buddhist monastery was built in Tibet and the Indian Buddhist tradition became the country’s orthodox faith.

 

The King meets Shantarakshita

When King Trisong Detsen was twenty, he aspired to spread the Dharma and to build a temple that would become the seat for the teaching of the Buddha’s doctrine and the site for the growth and training of Tibetan Sangha. Trisong Detsen sent a delegation to China that returned with a thousand classic Buddhist scriptures. However, the xenophobia that existed at the time in the royal court forced Trisong Detsen to send more envoys to Nepal and India to learn Buddhism and to obtain more Buddhist texts. It was in Nepal that one of his envoys first heard of and met Shantarakshita, a famous Indian pandit and master of Buddhist scriptures. On his recommendation, Trisong Detsen decided to invite Shantarakshita to teach in Tibet.

Shantarakshita

Shantarakshita and Dorje Shugden. Click to enlarge or click here for more high resolution Buddha images.

In 761 CE, Trisong Detsen sent his minister Selnang to Nepal and to India to request for assistance and to invite the renowned scholar Shantarakshita, who was also the abbot of Nalanda Monastic University, the most prestigious Buddhist centre of learning in northern India. The scholar-monk was famous for his work, the Madhyamakalamkara or Ornament of the Middle Way, which is among the most important Mahayana Buddhist philosophical treatises to emerge on the Indian subcontinent. This text had a major impact on Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and is considered to be the quintessential exposition or root text of the school of Buddhist philosophical thought known as Yogachara-Svatantrika-Madhyamaka.

Shantarakshita played an important role in the diffusion of Buddhism in Tibet. He became the Abbot of Samye Monastery and ordained the first seven Tibetan monks. During the remaining years of his life in Tibet, Shantarakshita gave many teachings and transmissions. He was referred to by Tibetans as the “Bodhisattva Abbot.”

 

Padmasambhava Comes to the Rescue

A thangka of Standing Guru Rinpoche along with Vajrakilaya, Samantabhadra, Rahula, Ekajati, Dorje Legpa and Dorje Shugden. Click to enlarge or click here for more high resolution Buddha images.

With the help of Shantarakshita, King Trisong Detsen began the construction of Tibet’s first Buddhist monastery, Samye, built specifically for training and ordaining Tibetan monks, and to translate Buddhist texts primarily from India and China. It is important to note that for several generations after the death of the first Dharma King, Songtsen Gampo, Tibet had modest chapels but no monasteries or resident monks. Thus, the building of this monastery was of considerable significance.

The site of the monastery was chosen and consecrated by Shantarakshita. The initial construction of the temple was dogged by a series of natural disasters created by hostile supernatural forces native to Tibet. In addition, the king had to deal with opposition from the Bön priests and their allies – the pro-Bön ministers within his own court who were against the introduction of Buddhism. The Indian master’s arrival and his teaching of the Dharma in Tibet apparently displeased the local Bön spirits, resulting in storms, floods and a pestilence that swept the country.

According to some sources, Shantarakshita’s visit coincided with a smallpox epidemic that broke out around that time. As a result, he had to leave Tibet for Nepal, but before he left, Shantarakshita advised the King to invite the Tantric master, Padmasambhava to Tibet to subdue the Bön spirits, in addition to spreading Buddhism. On his arrival, Padmasambhava successfully subdued the local Bön demons and placed them in the service of the Dharma.

A thangka featuring Guru Rinpoche, Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Dragden and Dorje Shugden. Click to enlarge or click here for more high resolution Buddha images.

It was after the removal of these obstacles that King Trisong Detsen was finally able to build the monastery. Shantarakshita, who designed the monastery, was inspired by the then famous Indian Monastery of Odantapuri, in northern India. The temple complex was laid out in the form of a mandala.

The construction of the monastery was completed in five years. Trisong Detsen filled Samye with representations of enlightened body, speech and mind, and it soon became the hub of Dharma activity in Tibet. It was during this period at Samye Monastery that Trisong Detsen, together with Padmasambhava’s twenty five main disciples, received the empowerments of The Eight Sadhana Teachings directly from Padmasambhava. The king’s yidam was Heruka and he gained many siddhis through this practice. He also received Dzogchen transmissions from Padmasambhava, Vimalamitra and Vairochana and became one of their primary disciples.

Samye Monastery. Image credit: wikipedia.org

Samye Monastery. Image credit: wikipedia.org

 

The Historical Council of Lhasa Debate

Samye Monastery was also the site where the famous “Samye Debate” took place around 792 CE. This event, also referred to as the “Council of Lhasa,” and the “Council of Samye,” was a key moment in the history of Tibetan Buddhism. The debate was held between the Chinese Buddhist monk called Mo-ho-yen (Mahayana) or Hvashang and the Indian Buddhist master Kamalashila.

At the time, Buddhism in Tibet came from two main regions, China and India. Trisong Detsen realised that the two schools of Buddhism had conflicting understanding and interpretations of Buddhist doctrines and practices. The Chinese Chan School taught instant enlightenment through stopping all thought and activity, while the Indian school argued that a gradual path of study, analysis, and ethical discipline would lead to enlightenment.

Prior to his death in 788 CE, Shantarakshita had foretold that such a conflict would arise between the Chinese and Indian disciplines. He had advised Trisong Detsen to hold a debate to resolve the matter by requesting his disciple, Kamalashila to represent the Indian position against Mo-ho-yen, the Chinese Chan master.

This historic series of debates lasting two years finally determined which school of Buddhism would prevail in Tibet. As Shantarakshita predicted, the judges ruled in favour of the Indian view. Mo-ho-yen and all teachings related to the Chinese Chan sect were banished from Tibet and the fledgling Tibetan Buddhist movement became solely influenced by the Indian Buddhist path.

The great Indian scholar and Vajrayana master Kamalashila. Image credit: Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia

The great Indian scholar and Vajrayana master Kamalashila. Image credit: Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia. Click on image to enlarge.

This was a period of intense translation and teaching of the Dharma, during which King Trisong Detsen received every single transmission that these and other masters bestowed, becoming a primary custodian of the teachings. With the assistance of Padmasambhava, the Abbot Shantarakshita, and together with the great translators Vairochana and Vimalamitra and many other scholars and translators, Trisong Detsen was able to fulfil his aspiration of bringing the complete Buddhist teachings to Tibet.

Perhaps one of the greatest legacies of King Trisong Detsen was the preservation of the purity of the Buddhist lineages, ensuring the direct transmission of teachings from master to disciple in an unbroken line of succession spanning centuries. It is partly due to his pure motivation of establishing the Dharma in Tibet, that for more than a thousand years, countless people have benefitted and gained attainments through the study, contemplation and practice of the teachings. This lasting legacy of his benevolence and patronage continues right up to the present day, both within Tibet and extending to the furthest corners of the world.

 

VIDEO: King Trisong Detsen Biopic

The dance depicted in this video commemorates the historic event in Tibet when Dharma King Trisong Detsen invited the Abbot Shantarakshita and Acharya Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche) from India to Tibet to help spread Buddhism there. They are referred to as the Sun, Moon and Star in the lyrics. The dance is part of the King Trisong Detsen biopic, composed by the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts in Dharamsala, India.

Or view the video on the server at:
https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/Trisong-video4.mp4

 

Places of Interest: Samye Monastery

Samye Monastery was first built around 762-775 CE and the original structure has been destroyed and reconstructed a number of times since. The monastery is located at the foot of Mount Haibu Rishen, north of the Yarlung Tsangpo River, three hours’ drive south-east of Lhasa in the beautiful Chongye Valley. It is open all year round to visitors for a fee. It can be visited as a day trip by taking a regular bus from Lhasa. Many Tibetan monks still study here and receive ordination.

A complete view of the monastery illustrating the mandala. Image credit: himalayan-dreams.com

A complete view of the monastery illustrating the mandala-inspired layout. Image credit: himalayan-dreams.com

The monastery was built in the 8th century by King Trisong Detsen, in consultation with the scholar-monk, Shantarakshita and with the aid of the Indian sage, Padmasambhava. The temple was destroyed during the civil war in the 11th century, by fire in the 11th and 17th centuries, and by earthquakes in the 18th century.

The grounds are laid out in a mandala pattern and the main building is said to be inspired by the architecture of Odantapuri, a great Indian Buddhist university that has since been destroyed. According to some sources, the appearance of its Buddha statues is influenced by the Tibetan style to make it more appealing to locals.

One of the interesting feature of the monastery that itis encircled by a wall which is considered to be the representation of Mount Cakravada which means that the monastery is protected by a symbolic iron fence. Image credit: tibettravel.org

One of the interesting features of the monastery is that it is encircled by a wall which is considered to be the representation of Mount Cakravada. This indicates that the monastery is protected by a symbolic iron fence. Image credit: tibettravel.org

The Cham Dance festival held every year at Samye Monastery is one of the most important festivals in the Tibetan calendar. The Cham dances are performed by the monks for the local lay people and consist of a variety of different performances, all of which have one similar strand running through them – the use of colourful and extravagant costumes and huge colourful masks. The masks are meant to drive fear into the demons of the Plateau, and it is believed that the older the mask, the more powerful its effect on the demons.

 

VIDEO: Samye Monastery, Tibet

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VIDEO: Cham Dance at Samye Monastery

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https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/Trisong-video1.mp4

 

VIDEO: The Brahmaputra and Samye Monastery (Tsetang, Tibet, China)

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https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/Trisong-video3.mp4

 

Legacy

An older Trisong Detsen. Image credit: tourtraveltibet.com. Click on image to enlarge.

King Trisong Detsen’s reign had a great impact on the development of Buddhism in Tibet. In declaring Buddhism as the official religion under royal patronage, he effectively removed political opposition to the introduction of Buddhism in the country. His military power, together with diplomatic and cultural ties, paved the way for Buddhist texts to be brought into Tibet for translation into Tibetan.

The invitation of accomplished and realised Indian Buddhist masters to teach in Tibet, not to mention the complete removal of the Chinese Chan sect after their defeat in the Samye Debate, meant that Tibetan Buddhism was not diluted by other cultural influences. It is because of King Trisong Detsen that Guru Rinpoche Padmasambhava and Shantarakshita were invited to Tibet. The construction of the first Tibetan monastery by this King ensured that there would be Tibetan Sangha members and an established holy institution in which they could be trained and ordained. It became the institution for the translation of Buddhist texts and it was one of the largest repositories of Buddhist texts in Tibet in its heyday.

 

Recommended Reading

Buton’s History of Buddhism in India and its Spread to Tibet translated by Lisa Stein and Ngawang Zangpo

Buton’s History of Buddhism in India and Its Spread to Tibet (Translated by Lisa Stein and Ngawang Zangpo)

Political and Military History of Tibet, Vol-1 by Gyaltse Namgyal Wangdu

Political and Military History of Tibet: Vol 1 (Published by the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives)

Buddhism Between Tibet & China, edited by Matthew T. Kapstein.

Buddhism Between Tibet and China (Edited by Matthew T. Kapstein)

Tibet: A Political History by Tsepon W.D. Shakabpa.

Tibet: A Political History (by Tsepon W.D. Shakabpa)

Concise Edition of a General History of Tibet by Chapel TsetenPhuntsog, Nortrang Urgyan and Phuntsog Tsering

Concise Edition of a General History of Tibet (by Chapel Tseten Phuntsog, Nortrang Urgyan and Phuntsog Tsering)

 

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Sources

  • Tibet’s Three Dharma Kings (https://kagyu.org/buddhism-in-tibet/)
  • Buddhism Comes to the Rugged Land of Tibet. Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche. (http://www.dpr.info/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/dpr_buddhismcomestotibet.pdf)
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  • https://earlytibet.com/2008/08/21/buddhism-and-empire-iii-the-dharma-king/
  • Trisong Detsen and his accomplishments (https://studybuddhism.com/en/advanced-studies/history-culture/buddhism-in-tibet/tibetan-history-before-the-fifth-dalai-lama/the-empire-of-the-early-kings-of-tibet)
  • https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-great-council-of-lhasa.html
  • A discussion of the debate known as “The Council of Lhasa” by Simon Man Ho Wong in his book Wisdom in China and the West
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  1. Ummamageswari on Jun 27, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    Thank you so much for this article. King Trisong Detsen was the monarch responsible for the official adoption of Buddhism as the state religion of Tibet and for putting it under royal patronage. The incarnation was Trisong Detsen, andThe Bodhisattva Manjushri, wishing to spread the Dharma and to ensure its proliferation, decided to take rebirth as a king of Tibet.

    King Trisong Detsen founded Samye Monastery where the ordination of the first seven Tibetans as Buddhist monks took place, and sponsored the translation of numerous Buddhist texts.Thank you.

  2. Cc on May 21, 2019 at 3:16 am

    🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 Thank you Rinpoche for shating.

    Indeed thankful and greatful.
    Without King Trisong Detsen , there won’t be buddhism and dharma in Tibet.

    It is indeed inspiring.

  3. Lin Mun on May 5, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    It is very interesting to read the story of King Trisong Detsen , the 2nd Dharma King of Tibet. He has put so much effort in order to spread dharma to Tibet. Building a monastery is necessary so it can function as the dharma center and house the sangha members. It is definitely not an easy journey to build a strong military force to overcome the opposition (Bon practitioners), getting the right person and text from China and Nepal to spread dharma in Tibet. So much hardship and such strong determination. Without such work from the King and Buddhas, we may not even have the opportunity to learn dharma now, especially in the degenerate period.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article and bringing the dharma to us. Coming back to this human realm for many lifetime after lifetime to continue to uphold the dharma, lineage and help all sentient beings to be from suffering.

  4. Sharon Ong on May 3, 2019 at 3:00 am

    King Trisong Detsen’s life deeds are truly remarkable and it is no wonder that he is known as one of the 3 Dharma Kings who were instrumental for bringing and spreading Tibetan Buddhism in Tibet. Among the notable deeds by this Bodhisattva King include:
    1) The establishment of Samye Monastery, the first monastery in Tibet and where the ordination of the first seven Tibetans as Buddhist monks took place.
    2) The sponsorship of the translation of numerous Buddhist texts. Without these translations, Tibetan Buddhism not only cannot be spread but will not endure to this day.
    3) For bringing many great teachers from India such as Shantarakshita and Padmasambhava, who brought their teachings and lineages to Tibet.
    4) During his reign, his minister Thonmi Sambhota invented the Tibetan script. Without the Tibetan script, many great Buddhist literature would not have been translated to Tibetan and Tibetan Buddhism would not have spread and exist to this day.

    Interestingly, King Trisong Detsen’s incarnation lives to this day in the form of Tsem Rinpoche, whose life’s deeds mirror those of King Trisong Detsen in the form of Kechara Forest Retreat as a Tibetan Buddhist temple to preserve and spread Tibetan Buddhism. Rinpoche’s efforts to translate Dharma into various languages like Chinese and Nepali helps spread Buddhism to far off places where Dharma centres are non-existent, let alone a Guru of Rinpoche’s calibre.

  5. Pastor Albert on Apr 29, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    In just less than 100 years, the Buddhism built by the first King, King Songtsen Gampo has declined tremendously, until King Trisong Detsen came on throne, then only Buddhism in Tibet flourished again, I heard about Padmasabhava subduing powerful spirits and transform them into a Dharma Protector, But this article, it explained that King Trisong Detsen is the one who invited Padmasambhava to Tibet.

    Usually Politics and religion doesn’t goes along, but as the leader of Tibet, Songtsen Gampo and Trisong Detsen has done something amazingly great, they know what is important for the country, they know what is good to introduce to their people, hence, they brought in Buddhism, they have successfully utilize a religion to benefit their country and Tibet has become one of the powerful holy place to visit even until today.

    • BK on May 2, 2019 at 10:51 pm

      You’re right Pastor Albert. We owe a lot to King Trisong Detsen. Without him, the entire landscape of Tibetan Buddhism would look totally different to what it is today. Buddhism may never have spread in Tibet and it could have remained a Bön-practicing country. Or…Tibetan Buddhism could have taken a similar path to Chinese Chan Buddhism rather than staying true to its original Indian roots.

      Some may not know that Trisong Detsen was one of the previous lives of Dorje Shugden. In fact, even Thonmi Sambhota who invented the Tibetan script was one of the previous lives of Dorje Shugden. So the people of Tibet and in fact the entire Tibetan Buddhist practicing world owes their spirituality and culture to Dorje Shugden’s incarnation line. Dorje Shugden is definitely a Bodhisattva whose foresight and compassionate wisdom has lifted a multitude of spiritual practitioners to higher states of existence. And that is no surprise as he is none other than Manjushri, the Buddha of Wisdom.

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  6. Samfoonheei on Apr 28, 2019 at 1:10 pm

    In the history of Tibetan Buddhism ,Trisong Detsen is as one of the three ‘Dharma Kings’ who established Buddhism in Tibet. It was due to his efforts that the great masters Shantarakshita and Guru Padmasambhava came from India and established Buddhism firmly in Tibet. He believed to be an emanation of the bodhisattva Manjushri, built the first monastery – Samye Chokor Ling on the model of Odantapuri. It was to be the first Buddhist monastery of the country devoted to use primarily by Tibetans. Interesting read, and do enjoyed watching the videos of the famous cham dance, the Brahmaputra and Samye Monastery at Tibet.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

  7. Tsa Tsa Ong on Apr 27, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    This is really an interesting write up about Trisong Detsen, the Great Dharma King of Tibet. And I’m quite surprised to know his mother was a Han Chinese princess from Tang China given in marriage to Emperor Me-Agtsom in an effort to ease tensions between Tibet and China. The Empress was a devout Buddhist who influenced the Emperor’s and her young son’s interest in Han Chinese Buddhism. When Trisong Detsen came into power in 754 CE, he proclaimed himself a Buddhist and granted royal patronage to the religion. This effectively formalised Buddhism as the official religion in Tibet. Perhaps one of the greatest legacies of King Trisong Detsen was the preservation of the purity of the Buddhist lineages, ensuring the direct transmission of teachings from master to disciple in an unbroken line of succession spanning centuries. I also enjoyed watching the video clips on this post. Thank you very much Rinpoche and blog team for sharing this great article!👍😘😍👏🙏

  8. Marvin on Apr 25, 2019 at 3:18 am

    In case people forget how interconnected we are,[br] remember this, King Trisong Detsen’s mother…[br][br] Chinese!

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  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jul 18. 2019 04:17 PM
    Over the past 40 years, China have gone from traditional dynastic structure by passing a number of countries to become world powerful nation . China, under the powerful leadership , China may overtake the United States soon or later in trade , economy , technology and so forth. China is seen as harbouring the ambition to play a bigger and more important role on the world stage . China’s economic expansion and diplomatic have influence countries to befriend China and looking forward to China for help in the economic growth. Time has changed and finally the Tibetans leadership has made the right choice to befriend China. Tibet and China’s friendship in long term will surely benefits both sides. Having a dialogue ,mutual understanding and respect will be good for them for the growth of their country and benefit of their people. The Department of Information and International Relations (DIIR) holds the first workshop to enhance Chinese Outreach Campaign is a good beginning for both countries. HH Dalai Lama and many more Tibetans are looking forward to return to Tibet one day. It only can be materialised with the Tibetan leadership having more dialogues and meetings with the Chinese government to solve all the political problems and Dorje Shugden controversy.
    May the Dorje Shugden issue soon be dissolved for the sake of peace and harmony.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this great news.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/the-importance-of-tibet-befriending-china.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jul 18. 2019 04:14 PM
    Comics storytelling is the only art form in which words and pictures are blended together in an integral way to tell a story. Rejoice Kechara has taken the platform of comic storytelling to the next level with its launching of Kechara Comics. From traditional folk tales to biographies of past Buddhist masters and real-life stories of people , all in comics. That’s wonderful bringing more and more people closer to understand better of Dorje Shugden and dharma.
    Congrats to the writers team for coming out with the first publication of Kechara Comics title “Karuna Find A Way”. I did enjoyed reading this comic . Its fantastic I could only say.
    Thank you Rinpoche and writers for this wonderful sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/karuna-finds-a-way.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jul 18. 2019 04:13 PM
    The true guru helps us open the channel to our own wisdom and discover our guru within. Guru is the one who teaches us and shows us the path to liberation. It’s very important for us to hold on the commitment to our root teacher, who taught us the practices nor matter what happens. Rinpoche has since holding on to it showing a deep guru devotion to his root teacher……HH Kyabje Zong Rinpoche who gave Rinpoche the practice of Dorje Shugden.
    Many highly attained Lamas such as HH Kyabje Pabongka Dorje Chang, HH Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang, HH Kyabje Zong Dorje Chang teaches has since practiced, received the practice and taught thousands of Lamas the lineage and the meditation of Dorje Shugden . They cannot be wrong . Dorje Shugden is not an evil spirit but a Protector.
    Due to the ban, families , monasteries and many more has suffered, denied services to hospital, schools , attending events talks and so forth. It’s sad many families and monasteries are torn apart by this. There is more than enough evidence that there is no religious freedom or true democracy within Tibetan society which the Tibetan Learership has denied it.
    Interesting read of all the examples of what the Tibetan leadership had said , Dorje Shugden harms the Dalai Lama, and the people, all these is definitely not true. HH Dalai Lama the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people is in fact Avalokiteshvara (Chenrezig). It is impossible that HH Dalai Lama and anyone could be harmed by Dorje Shugden. Every one should be respected one and other even though they are from different religions and faith. Everyone should be given religious freedom to choose what they believe and pray . Showing compassion, love, tolerance and understanding among all people is a good choice , to live in a peaceful and harmony environment. The Tibetan Leardership (CTA) should not discriminate anyone and not be bias against someone due to their religion.
    The truth is the truth and must be reveal to all. May the ban on Dorje Shugden soon be lifted. A clear explanation tells all by Rinpoche.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this details write up.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/are-the-high-lamas-of-tibet-impotent-in-the-face-of-dorje-shugden

  • Ummamageswari
    Thursday, Jul 18. 2019 03:21 PM
    Thank you so much for this article. This article is mainly about the life path number 5 compatibility which is related to numerology-based relationship compatibility where it is believed by some of us.

    This article show the compatibility for this life path number 5 with number 1 to 33 and at the same time this article reveals the number 5’s strength and weakness and also for the opposite number. Thank you.

    Read more: https://bit.ly/2Y9qwgq
  • Ummamageswari
    Thursday, Jul 18. 2019 03:17 PM
    Thank you so much for this article. This article is mainly about the life path number 4 compatibility which is related to numerology-based relationship compatibility where it is believed by some of us.

    This article show the compatibility for this life path number 4 with number 1 to 33 and at the same time this article reveals the number 4’s strength and weakness and also for the another number which is for the opposite gender. Thank you.

    Read more: https://bit.ly/2JF7kiF
  • Ummamageswari
    Thursday, Jul 18. 2019 03:13 PM
    Thank you so much for this article. This article is mainly about the life path number 3 compatibility which is related to numerology-based relationship compatibility where it is believed by some.

    This article show the compatibility for this life path number 3 with number 1 to 33 and at the same time this article reveals the number 3’s strength and weakness and also for the another number which is their partner. Thank you.

    Read more: https://bit.ly/2JMLF77
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    Thursday, Jul 18. 2019 01:11 PM
    Supriyono lived in a village in Indonesia’s East Java Province. In early October 2011, he dreamt of a bluish-red dragon surrounding his village before it finally dived into an old well. Supriyono took the dream as a sign and located the old well in the Brahu Temple complex in the Trowulan sub-district of East Java Province.

    On 11th October 2011, Supriyono climbed down the well and found a beautiful White Tara statue, coins, and golden stones from the Majapahit Empire (1293-1500 CE). He contacted the collector Johan Yan through his friend to see if he was interested in any of the items found. On 26th March 2012, Johan Yan became the owner of the White Tara statue.

    Read more about this story at https://bit.ly/2puWEZe
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    Thursday, Jul 18. 2019 01:08 PM
    In order for KFR to truly become a place of healing, His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche has conceived a number of ideas including the newly-opened Medicine Buddha Healing Fountain. Embedded within the fountain are semi-precious stones that were especially consecrated by Dorje Shugden while in trance of the Panglung Oracle; His Holiness Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche, widely accepted to be a living emanation of Vajrayogini; our own Tsem Rinpoche and His Eminence Gangchen Rinpoche, an emanation of Medicine Buddha himself. When the water runs over these stones, it becomes charged with the healing properties of the stones and imbued with its blessings.

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    Thursday, Jul 18. 2019 01:02 PM
    The Cittamani Tara cycle of teachings in the Gelug tradition is a unique lineage of Tara’s practice that is based on the pure vision of the great Tara-siddha Takpu Gargyi Chokyi Wangchuk. This great master had pure visions of Tara and received the initiation and commentary of the practice directly from her.

    Learn more about Cittamani Tara here: https://bit.ly/2Mq3kpa
  • Sofi
    Thursday, Jul 18. 2019 11:07 AM
    The 4th Zhabdrung Rinpoche of Bhutan and Dorje Shugden

    Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the 17th Century master who rose to become the supreme authority throughout Bhutan, both in the secular and spiritual domains, and unified the country as a single nation-state.

    Read more of interesting Bhutan history: http://bit.ly/32zy6Az
  • sarassitham
    Wednesday, Jul 17. 2019 05:41 PM
    It is true that comics are not heavy thick books but they are a wonderful educational medium to bring people deep into teaching of Dharma . Thank you for sharing the first publication of Kechara Comics title “Karuna Find A Way”. Wonderful and a great idea to deliver a beautiful message which is easy to understand and enjoy reading by many level of people.
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jul 17. 2019 05:07 PM
    The Dorje Shugden controversy has been going for over two decades. Our Guru H.E. Tsem Rinpoche is one of the many who specks out openly about this issue publicly. Having the courage, brave and honest to explain the truth to those who did not understand the whole situation.
    The Dorje Shugden’s practice have been given to Rinpoche by his root teacher Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, for spiritual purposes. Dorje Shugden is an enlightened Dharma Protector who manifested about 400 years ago from a lineage of erudite masters. Over these years many erudite masters, monks, lamas have been practicing over decades before the ban. Rinpoche has been patiently over the years to provide accurate knowledge about Dorje Shugden across the globe. These truths must be reveal to all. The truth is the truth. It has proven that the practise Dorje Shugden, we do not go to the lower realms. Many highly attained lamas practised Dorje Shugden till the end of his life and has since reincarnated back . They have even composed prayers to Dorje Shugden, give Dorje Shugden initiation, give teachings and promote Dorje Shugden as well. They believe that they will not go to the three lower realms, and will definitely reincarnate into another human form to be recognized, enthroned and continue turning the wheel of Dharma. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting and details write up for us to understand better.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-reasons-why-people-who-practice-dorje-shugden-do-not-go-to-the-three-lower-realms
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jul 17. 2019 05:05 PM
    Reincarnation is religious concept that the non-physical essence of a living being starts a new life in a different physical body after biological death. Reincarnation do definitely exist and I do believe . There are scientific proof that shows reincarnation is real and there a number of proven case. Reincarnation facts has proven by science and historically and is regarded by many religions. It is believed that the biological death does not destroy the soul, the soul comes back to earth in a different form, in a different body. In Tibetan Buddhism it is considered common, where there is many highly attained lamas has reincarnated back over and over again. One such example was His Holiness Zong Rinpoche. Interesting watch and I do pick new knowledge from there.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/interesting-reincarnation-video
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Jul 17. 2019 04:37 PM
    Situation may change but Karma is constantly recording and waiting for the right chance to strike back.We should think about others when we make our decisions
    The decision we take should not inconvenient the people around us especially our family and friends.Thank you very much for this meaningful article and teaching.

    Read more : https://bit.ly/2Ggamrk
  • Ummamageswari
    Wednesday, Jul 17. 2019 04:14 PM
    Thank you so much for this article. This article is mainly about the life path number 2 compatibility which is related to numerology-based relationship compatibility where it is believed by some.

    This article show the compatibility for this life path number from number 1 to 33 which reveals the number 2’s strength and weakness and also for the another number. Thank you.

    Read more: https://bit.ly/2Siqz4h

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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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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.
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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
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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
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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
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We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
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Click on this picture and read about this very sad girl. Please offer your prayers for her to take a good rebirth. Tsem Rinpoche
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Click on this picture and read about this very sad girl. Please offer your prayers for her to take a good rebirth. Tsem Rinpoche
Bigfoot cafe in Bentong, Malaysia-Delicious vegetarian food in a beautiful setting- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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Bigfoot cafe in Bentong, Malaysia-Delicious vegetarian food in a beautiful setting- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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These are some of the food distribution photos taken from our kitchen last Saturday. We thanked all volunteers who have come to help for the preparation since 3pm. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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These are some of the food distribution photos taken from our kitchen last Saturday. We thanked all volunteers who have come to help for the preparation since 3pm. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Teacher Julie taught children Nagomi Art and they love it. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Julie taught children Nagomi Art and they love it. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - Children volunteered in Kechara Soup Kitchen. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - Children volunteered in Kechara Soup Kitchen. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- Fun activity in camp. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- Fun activity in camp. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - DIY soap making activity. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - DIY soap making activity. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- KSDS camp in Kechara Forest Retreat. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- KSDS camp in Kechara Forest Retreat. Lin Mun KSDS
A simple but meaningful way to spend the weekend liberating birds. Animals deserve lots of love, care and freedom too. Through them, we learn to be more compassionate! ~Kechara Penang Study Group Jacinta
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A simple but meaningful way to spend the weekend liberating birds. Animals deserve lots of love, care and freedom too. Through them, we learn to be more compassionate! ~Kechara Penang Study Group Jacinta
Some members from Kechara Penang Study Group get together to do a Dorje Shugden puja this afternoon. Join us if you're in Penang next time. ~KPSG Jacinta
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Some members from Kechara Penang Study Group get together to do a Dorje Shugden puja this afternoon. Join us if you're in Penang next time. ~KPSG Jacinta
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Today we received a lot recycling items from the public. Thanks for supporting us always. KEP-Serena
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Today we are doing recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. KEP-Serena
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Winners for Blog Chat Quiz in June 2019: 1st Prize Winner is Stella Cheang. Congratulations! Stella wins a Dorje Shugden Puja worth RM400 + Dorje Shugden pendant on black onyx. (Joy - Blog chat moderator)
Winners for Blog Chat Quiz in June 2019: 2nd Prize Winner is Wylfred Ng. Congratulations! Wylfred wins a Gyenze pendant + Original Red Crystal incense. (Joy - Blog chat moderator)
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Winners for Blog Chat Quiz in June 2019: 2nd Prize Winner is Wylfred Ng. Congratulations! Wylfred wins a Gyenze pendant + Original Red Crystal incense. (Joy - Blog chat moderator)
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How to Clear Spirit Disturbances by Pastor Chia Today at 9:30 PM – 11 PM in Kechara House, PJ
Join us for the annual Ullambana Festival on Saturday August 10th at Kechara Forest Retreat and make the most of the auspicious Ullambana month. PROGRAMME: 9:00am – Opening speech & Dharma sharing 9:30am – Grand Ullambana Gyenze Puja for good fortune, long life & merits 12:15pm – Free vegetarian lunch 2:00pm – Grand Ullambana Trakze Puja for protection & blessings 5:00pm – End The highlight of the Ullambana Festival is two powerful & extensive pujas that will be performed according to the tradition of Gaden Monastery. We've also prepared a wide selection of traditional offerings to send bountiful merits to the people who matter in your life. Don't miss this opportunity to bring tremendous benefits to your dearly departed as well as those who are still with you. For more information on the Ullambana Festival and Ullambana offerings, please get in touch with us at +609 221 5600, +603 7803 3908, +6012 987 3908 (WhatsApp only), care@kechara.com or visit our online partner
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Join us for the annual Ullambana Festival on Saturday August 10th at Kechara Forest Retreat and make the most of the auspicious Ullambana month. PROGRAMME: 9:00am – Opening speech & Dharma sharing 9:30am – Grand Ullambana Gyenze Puja for good fortune, long life & merits 12:15pm – Free vegetarian lunch 2:00pm – Grand Ullambana Trakze Puja for protection & blessings 5:00pm – End The highlight of the Ullambana Festival is two powerful & extensive pujas that will be performed according to the tradition of Gaden Monastery. We've also prepared a wide selection of traditional offerings to send bountiful merits to the people who matter in your life. Don't miss this opportunity to bring tremendous benefits to your dearly departed as well as those who are still with you. For more information on the Ullambana Festival and Ullambana offerings, please get in touch with us at +609 221 5600, +603 7803 3908, +6012 987 3908 (WhatsApp only), care@kechara.com or visit our online partner
Join us this weekend for SPIRITUAL SATURDAY in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 13 JULY 9.00 am: Cook for the community - salted eggs & pineapple jam 11.00 am: Book Club - Compassion Conquers All (Eng) / Time To Wake Up (Chi) 12.30 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? To RSVP your place (and your meal!), contact us: +6017 965 9484 (WhatsApp) retreat@kechara.com See all July activities: bit.ly/2FCrJm6
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In our Johor Bahru office, our single mother trainees get busy to do up the products taught to them by our #volunteers while their children were given additional tuition classes in another room. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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In our Johor Bahru office, our single mother trainees get busy to do up the products taught to them by our #volunteers while their children were given additional tuition classes in another room. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
How To Clear Disturbances by Pastor Niral - Monday 8. July 2019 at 9:30pm in Kechara House, Jalan PJU 1/3G, SunwayMas Commercial Centre 47301 Petaling Jaya
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How To Clear Disturbances by Pastor Niral - Monday 8. July 2019 at 9:30pm in Kechara House, Jalan PJU 1/3G, SunwayMas Commercial Centre 47301 Petaling Jaya
Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
Teachers went to recce the Farm in the City before the outing with students. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teachers went to recce the Farm in the City before the outing with students. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teachers and students do mantra recitation together before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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