Su Shi: The Song Dynasty Poet and Chan Buddhism Enthusiast

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(By Tsem Rinpoche and Pastor Adeline Woon)

Su Shi (苏轼), also known as Su Dongpo (苏东坡), lived from 8th January 1037 to 24th August 1101. He was a prominent figure in the Song Dynasty (960-1279 CE) as well as a poet, calligrapher, writer, painter, gastronome, pharmacologist, and statesman. His father Su Xun (苏洵) gave him the name Shi (轼) after an ornate armrest usually fixed on the front section of Chinese carriages, as a reminder to the boy to pay heed to how he appeared in public.

Likewise, his father named his brother Su Zhe (苏辙) after wheel tracks left by carriages, to imply that the boy should leave a good impression on others and in his life. Apart from his given name, Su Shi was also known by his courtesy name Zizhan (子瞻), meaning “little forward-looking one”, and his pen-name Dongpo Jushi (东坡居士), meaning “east slope householder”. However, he is most commonly referred to as Su Dongpo.

As a statesman, Su Shi was a significant political figure in the Song Dynasty. He was associated with historian and politician Sima Guang (司馬光), and went against the New Policy Party led by Wang Anshi (王安石), a notable Chinese economist, statesman, chancellor and poet. Known for his expressive style, Su Shi’s writings provided clarity of understanding for Song Dynasty topics such as travel and the iron industry. Both his father and brother were also famous scholars.

In addition, Su Shi’s poetry enjoyed a long period of popularity and influence in China, Japan, and other nearby countries, as well as in English-speaking parts of the world through translations by Arthur Waley and others. In the field of Chinese arts, Su Shi is often thought to be “the leading personage of the 11th century”, and had a famous Hangzhou dish named in his honour, Dongpo pork.

 

Life and Family

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Su Shi was born in Meishan (眉山), in what is now known as Sichuan province near Mount Emei (峨眉山), one of the Four Sacred Buddhist Mountains of China which is associated with the Bodhisattva Samantabhadra. He attended the local village school led by a Taoist teacher for his early education until his mother took on the responsibility of educating him at a later date.

Su Shi’s first marriage took place when he was just 17, and he had a total of three wives throughout his lifetime. His first wife was Wang Fu (王弗, 1039-1065 CE) who married him when she was just 16. She was a brilliant and quiet lady from Sichuan who passed away at the age of 29 on 14th June 1065 CE after bearing Su Shi his first son, Su Mai (苏迈). Su Shi was heartbroken at the loss of his wife and wrote a memorial for her (亡妻王氏墓志铭) that spoke of Wang Fu’s outstanding qualities as a wife. She was an extremely virtuous woman, who often advised him on the integrity of his acquaintances when he was an official.

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In 1075 CE, 10 years after Wang Fu’s death, Su Shi composed the poemTo the Tune of the Rivertown Man” (江城子), after dreaming of her while in Mi Prefecture. This poem remains one of his most famous works.

《江城子》

十年生死两茫茫 不思量 自难忘
千里孤坟 无处凄凉
纵使相逢应不识 尘满面 鬓如霜
夜来幽梦忽还乡 小轩窗 正梳妆
相顾无言 惟有泪千行
料得年年肠断处 明月夜 短松冈

English Translation

To the Tune of the Rivertown Man

The year Yimao, 1st month, 20th day:
recording a dream I had last night

Ten years – dead and living dim and drew apart.
I don’t try to remember but forgetting is hard.

Lonely grave a thousand miles off,
cold thoughts – where can I talk them out?

Even if we met you wouldn’t know me,
dust on my face, hair like frost –

In a dream last night suddenly I was home.
By the window of the little room
you were combing your hair and making up.

You turned and looked, not speaking,
only lines of tears coursing down –
year after year will it break my heart?
The moonlit grave, its stubby pines.

In 1068 CE, two years after Wang Fu’s death, Su Shi married Wang Runzhi (王閏之, 1048-93 CE) who was Wang Fu’s cousin and 11 years his junior. She spent the next 15 years with Su Shi until her death in 1093 CE, going through many ups and downs with him especially during his career in officialdom and political exile. Su Shi praised Wang Runzhi for being a fair and understanding wife who treated his three sons equally, including the eldest borne by Wang Fu.

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On one occasion, their youngest son made Su Shi angry as he did not understand his father’s unhappiness during his political exile. Wang Runzhi scolded Su Shi for his silliness, which prompted him to write the poem “Young Son” (小兒).

《小兒》

小兒不識愁 起坐牽我衣
我欲嗔小兒 老妻勸兒癡
兒癡君更甚 不樂復何為
還坐愧此言 洗盞當我前
大勝劉伶婦 區區為酒錢

English Translation

My Young Son

My young son knows no grief:
he tugged at my garment upon sitting upright.

I was just about to lose my temper
when my old wife chided the boy for being silly.

“But my husband’s sillier than the son,” she said.
“Why not just be happy?”

I sat upright, embarrassed by her words;
she placed a washed wine cup before me.

She’s far better than Liu Ling’s wife
who got mad with her husband for spending on wine!

Wang Runzhi passed away when she was 46, having borne Su Shi two sons, Su Dai (苏迨) and Su Guo (苏过). After overcoming his grief, Su Shi wrote a poem in her memory and expressed his wish to be buried with her. On her second birthday following her passing, Su Shi wrote her another poem called “To the Tune of ‘Butterflies Going After Flowers’” (蝶戀花).

《蝶恋花》

泛泛東風初破五
江柳微黃 萬萬千千縷
佳氣郁蔥來繡戶
當年江上生奇女
一盞壽觴誰與舉
三個明珠 膝上王文度
放盡窮鱗看圉圉
天公為下曼陀雨

English translation

To the Tune of ‘Butterflies Going After Flowers’

A wafting east breeze breaks on the Fifth’s dawn.
Willows by the Yangtze, yellow-wan,
interweave in its tens of thousands.

A festive air comes luxuriantly to these patterned gateways.

Once a wondrous lady was born along this stream:
with whom shall I raise this wine-cup, on her birthday,
though she’s now deceased?

Three offspring pearls, all placed lovingly on her lap,
like Wang Wendu.

I release countless carps,
watch them squirm lazy,
uncomfortably, away
as the Lord of Heavens lets down Datura rain.

Later, Su Shi married his third wife, Wang Chaoyun (王朝云, 1062-1095 CE), who had been his handmaid since she was about 11 years old. Once illiterate, she taught herself to read. She was a former Qiantang singer and probably the most famous of Su Shi’s companions. At one point in time, Su Shi’s friend Qin Guan wrote a poem called “A Gift for Dongpo’s Concubine Chaoyun” (赠东坡妾朝云) to praise her beauty and lovely voice.

Su Shi himself dedicated a number of his poems to Wang Chaoyun, including “To the Tune of the ‘Song of the South’” (南歌子), “Verses for Chaoyun” (朝云诗), “To the Tune of ‘The Beauty who Asks One to Stay’” (殢人嬌·赠朝云) and “To the Tune of ‘The Moon at Western Stream’” (西江月). Wang Chaoyun remained a faithful wife until she passed away due to illness on 13th August 1095 CE, at Huizhou. Wang Chaoyun and Su Shi had a son together, who died in infancy. His name was Su Dun (苏遁) and he was born on 15th November 1083 CE. After Chaoyun’s death, Su Shi never married again.

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Works and Exile

The development of poetry during the Song Dynasty included works by the social critic and pioneer of a “new subjective style” Mei Yaochen (1002–1060 CE); the eccentric yet brilliant Mi Fu (1051–1107 CE); the premier Chinese female poet Li Qingzhao (1084–1151 CE); and of course the politically controversial yet renowned master Su Shi. Although Chinese poetry sprang from the Liang Dynasty (502–557 CE), and developed further during the brief existence of the Southern Tang Kingdom, it was most popular during the Song Dynasty. This popularity was due to works by Song Dynasty poets, of which Su Shi is still remembered as one of the most famous.

Su Shi and his younger brother, Su Zhe, had a good and close relationship. When Su Shi was 19, both of them passed the highest-level civil service examinations and achieved the Jinshi degree, a prerequisite for high government office positions. His accomplishments at such a young age drew the attention of Emperor Renzong and Ouyang Xiu (欧阳修), an influential statesman. Ouyang Xiu was already an admirer of Su Xun, Su Shi’s father, and had sanctioned his literary style at court. Impressed with Su Shi as well, he became the young man’s patron.

Su Shi on the left, Ouyang Xiu on the right

Su Shi on the left, Ouyang Xiu on the right

In 1057 CE, during the Jinshi examinations, Ouyang Xiu required the candidates to answer questions on the Confucian classics in prose according to an ancient style not frequently used. He did this without prior notice to determine how educated the candidates were. The Su brothers gained high honours for what were deemed impeccable answers and achieved celebrity status as a result. In Su Shi’s case, he repeated his exceptional performance in subsequent degree examinations in 1061 CE.

Su Shi was often separated from his loved ones due to his work as a government officer. When he was serving as the Prefect of Suzhou in 1078 CE, Su Zhe was able to join him for the mid-autumn festival, which inspired him to write the poem “Mid-Autumn Moon” sung to the tune of “Yang Pass”, that reflected the preciousness of time spent with family.

《中秋月》

暮云收尽溢清寒
银汉无声转玉盘
此生此夜不长好
明月明年何处看

English translation by Red Pine

Mid-Autumn Moon

As evening clouds withdraw a clear cool air floods in
the jade wheel passes silently across the Silver River
this life this night has rarely been kind
where will we see this moon next year?

From early 1060 CE and throughout the next 20 years, Su Shi held a variety of government positions throughout China, with the most notable being in Hangzhou where he was responsible for constructing a pedestrian causeway across the West Lake. It was eventually named the Su Causeway in his honour. He also served as a magistrate in Mi Prefecture, which is today located in Zhucheng County of Shandong province. When he became Governor of Xuzhou in 1078 CE, he wrote a memorial in which he highlighted the troubling economic situation in the Liguo Industrial Prefecture. This prefecture was extremely important for the Chinese iron industry, and was on the verge of becoming a hotbed for rebellion.

Su Shi was also seen to be at odds with the political faction headed by Wang Anshi. Once, he wrote a poem that criticised Wang Anshi’s reforms, focusing on the government’s monopoly of the salt industry. The dominance of the reformist faction at court gave the New Policy Group the ability to deport Su Shi for his alleged political crimes. One of the claims they made was that Su Shi had criticised the emperor, when in fact his criticism targeted Wang’s reforms. Wang Anshi himself played no part in the action against Su Shi; in fact he had retired from public life in 1076 CE. Before this event occurred, Wang Anshi had even established a cordial relationship with Su Shi.

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Su Shi was first exiled between 1080-1086 CE. He was sent to Huangzhou in Hubei to work a post which carried only a nominal title and no government stipend. This left Su Shi poverty stricken. It was during this period that he began practising Buddhist meditation. With help from a friend, Su Shi built a small residence on a parcel of land in 1081 CE, on a farm called Dongpo (‘Eastern Slope’). It was from the name of this farm that he adopted his literary pseudonym. He grew fond of the area that he had been banished to, and many of his best poems were written during this period. He also produced his most famous piece of calligraphy, “Han Shi Tie” (寒食帖) while at the small residence.

In 1086 CE, Su Shi and all other banished statesmen were recalled to the capital due to the ascension of a new government. However, Su Shi was banished a second time between 1094–1100 CE to Huizhou, which is now in Guangdong province, and Hainan Island. In 1098 CE, the Dongpo Academy in Hainan was built on the site of the residence that he lived in whilst in exile.

Although court ministers were split into rival factions due to political bickering and opposition, they sometimes came together in moments of non-partisan cooperation. An example of this was when Shen Kuo (沈括, 1031–1095 CE), a prominent scientist and statesman, and one of Wang Anshi’s most trusted associates and political allies, befriended Su Shi.

As regional inspector of Zhejiang, Shen Kuo had presented Su Shi’s poems to the court sometime between 1073 and 1075 CE. These poems were the ones that led politicians Li Ding and Shu Dan to accuse Su Shi of harbouring abusive and hateful sentiments against the Song court, which led to Su Shi’s first banishment. Yet, Su Shi did not think ill of Shen Kuo’s actions, and his lack of ill will allowed their friendship to flourish in later life.

most famous piece of calligraphy, Han Shi Tie (《寒食帖》)

Su Shi’s most famous piece of calligraphy, Han Shi Tie (寒食帖)

After a long period of exile, Su Shi received a full pardon in 1100 CE and was then posted to Chengdu. However, he died in 1101 CE in Changzhou, Jiangsu Province at the age of 64 while en route to his new assignment. He gained even greater popularity after his death, as people sought out his calligraphy works and built shrines in his honour. He has also been depicted in various artworks, such as in Li Song’s (1190–1225 CE) painting of ‘Su traveling in a boat‘, known as ‘Su Dongpo at Red Cliff‘. The painting was inspired by Su Shi’s poem about a 3rd century Chinese battle. Similarly, the areas which Su Shi visited were soon festooned with stone inscriptions informing travellers and locals that the great Su Shi had been at those very locations. When Su Shi died in 1101 CE, his brother Su Zhe buried him alongside his second wife Wang Runzhi, according to his wishes.

 

Su Shi and Chan Master Foyin

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Su Shi enjoyed close friendships with many eminent monks and masters of the time, who in turn maintained their relationships with him. In 1079 CE, when Su Shi was in Huangzhou County, he began reading the Buddhist classics voraciously and developed a close relationship with the renowned Chan Master Foyin Liaoyuan. The two left many famous records of their conversations, including detailed questions and answers relating to Chan Buddhism. Below are some of these accounts.

 

Eight Worldly Winds

This is one of the most famous exchanges between Su Shi and Master Foyin, and has been mentioned in many works including Garma C Chang’sThe Practice of Zen”. When Su Shi took office in Guazhou, above the Yangzi River, Master Foyin was based at the Gold Mountain Temple, on the opposite bank.

One day, Su Shi had a powerful experience during meditation and immediately composed a verse:

“I pay homage to the supreme ones in the sky, whose brilliant rays radiate in the billion-fold universe; not being blown by the winds of the eight worldly concerns, I sit steadily on the golden lotus.”

稽首天中天
毫光照大千
八风吹不动
端坐紫金莲

This poem appeared to praise the enlightened Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, but in fact it implied that he himself would no longer be affected by the eight worldly concerns, and had achieved spiritual realisation. Satisfied with himself and his work, he cheerfully asked his servant to send it to Master Foyin for his approval and validation. Upon reading the poem, the master gave a two-word remark and asked the servant to give it to Su Shi.

Su Shi was confident that Master Foyin would offer some sort of praise for his work, and was anxious to receive his reply. When the servant returned, Su Shi saw that all Master Foyin wrote was,

“Break wind! (放屁)”

Flushed with anger, Su Shi immediately took a boat across the river, ready for an argument. To his surprise, the master was waiting for him at the front gate of the temple.

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As soon as he reached the master, Su Shi confronted him:

“I see you as my friend and confidante. You don’t need to acknowledge my realisation, but how can you be so disrespectful?”

The master replied calmly, “What did I say?” Su Shi showed the two words to the master. Having looked at it, the master burst into laughter and said:

“Not blown by eight winds but blown across the river by a fart.”

八风吹不动
一屁弹过江

With little effort and a few strokes of his pen, Master Foyin showed Su Shi that he was not as spiritually advanced as he claimed to be. If he had overcome the eight worldly concerns, he would not have gotten angry at the words “break wind” and crossed the river just to confront the master. Ashamed but wiser, Su Shi departed quietly. This event proved to be a turning point in Su Shi’s spiritual development. He vowed to be more humble, and not a person who simply boasted of possessing virtue.

 

The Jade Belt of Su Shi

One day, Master Foyin was giving a lecture on the Buddhadharma at Jinshan Temple. The lecture hall was packed when Su Shi finally arrived. Master Foyin remarked:

“It’s all packed. There’s no seat for you.”

As a lover of Chan philosophy, Su Shi enthusiastically and wittily replied:

“Well, since there’s no seat for me, I will have to take your body of the four great elements and the five heaps as my seat.”

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Knowing that Su Shi was having a philosophical discussion with him, the master answered,

“Mr. Su, I have a question for you. If you can answer my question, then you can take my body as your seat. But if you can’t, we will keep your jade belt as a souvenir here in the temple.”

Su Shi had always been a pompous man, so he accepted the wager. He was confident that he would be victorious. Master Foyin then asked:

“The four great elements and the five heaps do not constitute an ‘essence’. So, where are you going to be seated?”

Su Shi did not know how to respond. According to Buddhist cosmology, the physical body is made up of the four great elements that manifest in the body’s solidity, fluidity, heat and motion. None of these are tangible, therefore impossible to be seated upon. Su Shi lost his jade belt to Master Foyin that day and because of this, the belt remains in Jinshan Temple to this day.

 

Buddha and the Cow Dung

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One day when Su Shi and Master Foyin were meditating, Su Shi thought that he had gained spiritual attainments. Upon completing his meditation, he asked Master Foyin, “What did you see in me when I was meditating?” Master Foyin looked closely at him for a moment and said,

“Your body was glittering like a Buddha.”

Upon hearing that, Su Shi was over the moon and laughed heartily. Master Foyin then asked Su Shi, “What about me, how did I look?” Su Shi liked to tease the earnest Master Foyin and said,

“You looked like a pile of cow dung.”

Master Foyin replied, “That means I need to put more effort into my practice.” Having taken advantage of Master Foyin, Su Shi went home and chuckled about the incident to his younger sister. His smart sister said, “My dear brother, this time you have lost to Master Foyin.” “Why is that?” Su Shi asked.

“Master Foyin saw that you looked like a Buddha because there is Buddha in his heart, and thus everything looks like Buddha to him. When you said Master Foyin looked like cow dung, imagine what was in your heart!”

 

Notable Achievements: Poetry

《赤壁賦》 (Chibifu), "The Red Cliffs" written by Su Shi during his first exile

“The Red Cliffs” written by Su Shi during his first time in exile. Click to enlarge.

Around 2,700 of Su Shi’s poems have survived the test of time, along with 800 written letters. Su Shi excelled in the ‘shi‘, ‘ci‘ and ‘fu‘ forms of Chinese poetry, as well as prose, calligraphy and painting. The bulk of his poems adhere to the ‘shi‘ style, but his poetic fame rests largely on his 350 ‘ci‘ style poems. Su Shi also founded the Haofang school, which cultivated an attitude of heroic abandon.

Some of his notable works include the First and Second Chibifu (赤壁賦, The Red Cliffs, which were written during his first time in exile); Nian Nu Jiao: Chibi Huai Gu (念奴嬌·赤壁懷古 Remembering Chibi, set to the tune of Nian Nu Jiao); and Shui Diao Ge Tou (水調歌頭, Remembering Su Zhe during the Mid-Autumn Festival). The two earlier poems were inspired by the Battle of Chibi, a 3rd century naval battle during the Three Kingdoms era, and the third was inspired by his brother.

In both his written works and his visual art, he combined spontaneity, objectivity and vivid descriptions of natural phenomena. Su Shi wrote many essays on politics and governance, including his famous work, Liuhoulun (留侯論). His popular, politically charged poetry was often the reason he was the victim of wrath shown by supporters of Wang Anshi. He also wrote poems on Buddhist philosophy, one of which was commented on extensively by the founder of the Japanese Soto School of Zen, Eihei Dogen, in a chapter of his work, “Shobogenzo“, entitled ‘The Sounds of Valley Streams, the Forms of Mountains‘.

 

Notable Achievements: Travel Literature

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Su Shi also wrote ‘day trip essays’ about his experiences while traveling. These belong to the popular Song-era genre of ‘travel record literature’ (游记文学, Youji Wenxue). In these accounts, he employed the use of narratives, diary-style records and prose. Although other forms of Chinese travel literature contained cultural, geographical, topographical and technical information, ‘day trip essays’ used environmental settings and events to convey philosophical or moral arguments, and often employed persuasive writing styles. For example, his essay titled “The Record of Stone Bell Mountain” investigates and evaluates the accuracy of ancient texts surrounding “stone bells”.

 

Notable Achievements: A Memorial Concerning the Iron Industry

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While acting as Governor of Xuzhou, Su Shi penned a memorial to the Imperial Court in 1078 CE. In it, he described issues in the Linguo Industrial Prefecture, which was under his administration at the time.

In a revealing passage about the Chinese iron industry, Su Shi speculated that the enormous workforce being employed, the competing provinces that had rival manufacturers seeking imperial favour, as well as the rise of local strongmen capable of raiding the industry, all had the capability of creating an armed rebellion.

It was clear by reading the text that the government officials in the various prefectures had to negotiate with the central government in order to meet the demands of varying local conditions. They were not supported by the central government, but had to persuade them to help improve the lives of their citizens.

 

Notable Achievements: Technology of the Song Dynasty

China’s Song Dynasty was an era of reunification after a brief period of conflict. As such, it developed a fresh and new form of high society. Several of its greatest poets were also capable government officials such as Ouyang Xiu, Su Shi and Wang Anshi. The ‘ci‘ form of poetry flourished as a few hundred songs became standard templates for all other poems with distinctive and variously set meters.

For centuries, the free and expressive style of Song high society has been compared to the majestic poems from the Tang Dynasty by critics engaged in fierce arguments over which dynasty had the best poetry. Additional musical influences during the Yuan Dynasty created the distinctive ‘qu‘ opera and spawned the ‘sangqu‘ form of poetry as an off-shoot.

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The sluice gate and flash lock for canals were invented during the ancient Han Dynasty (202 BCE-220 CE) of China. By the 10th century, the designs were improved upon in China with the invention of the canal pound lock, allowing different levels of water along separated and gated segments of a canal, which could be adjusted and controlled. This innovation allowed for larger transport barges to pass safely without danger of crashing upon embankments.

These improvements were praised by those such as Shen Kuo. In 1088 CE, Shen Kuo wrote in his Dream Pool Essays that, if properly used, sluice gates positioned along irrigation canals were most effective in depositing silt for fertilisation.

Su Shi, however, had arrived at a different conclusion, years earlier in 1060 CE. In his work Dongpo Zhilin, he wrote that the Chinese had perfected this method of moving silt centuries ago, but that the canal system was ineffective by the time of his writing. Although Su Shi made no note of it in his writing, the root of the problem was that the needs of agriculture and transportation conflicted with each other on a practical level.

 

Dongpo Pork

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There is a legend that states Su Shi invented the dish known as Dongpo Pork by accident, but there is no evidence for this. This dish went on to become a well-loved meal in later centuries. The story says that Su Shi once decided he wanted to make stewed pork. While he was cooking, an old friend arrived and challenged him to a game of Chinese chess. When they finished, Su Shi suddenly remembered his stew, by which time it had become extremely thick and coated the pork. Since then, the dish has been known as Dongpo Pork.

Lin Hsiang Ju and Lin Tsuifeng in their scholarly work Chinese Gastronomy included the recipe, “The Fragrance of Pork: Dongpo Pork“, and remarked that,

“…the square of fat is named after Su Dongpo, the poet, for unknown reasons. Perhaps it is just because he would have liked it.”

Su Shi himself had stated that he was never comfortable with killing animals for his dinner, and supported a vegetarian lifestyle. However, he had cravings for certain foods, such as clams, that he could not resist. After he was imprisoned, his views changed:

“Since my imprisonment I have not killed a single thing… having experienced such worry and danger myself, when I felt just like a fowl waiting in the kitchen, I can no longer bear to cause any living creature to suffer immeasurable fright and pain simply to please my palate.”

 

Sources:

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Su_Shi
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  • http://zhongguogudairenwuzhi.blogspot.my/2012/03/su-shia-writer-poet-artist-calligrapher.html
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture_of_the_Song_dynasty
  • https://books.google.com.my/books?id=sEo1DwAAQBAJ
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  1. Tsem Rinpoche on Nov 23, 2018 at 5:23 am

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  4. Alice Tay on Jul 6, 2018 at 1:42 am

    We can find Su Shi’s poet and writing are very unique and make us to think deeper. One of his writing as stated above stood out to me is he supported a vegetarian lifestyle and no more killing animals for his dinner after when he was sentenced to imprisonment. I remember Rinpoche said before, sometimes we may need to go through something, then we will understand and gain realization from the incident. For this instance, the suffering that Su Shi has gone through was actually a good change for him to become a vegetarian.

    Besides, after reading this post, I only came to know one of the pleasant songs 《但愿人长久》 with the meaningful lyrics is extracted from one of his poetry《水调歌头》. 😃

    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Adeline for sharing this interesting post of Su Shi.

  5. Julia Tan on Jun 14, 2018 at 12:06 am

    Su Shi who commonly called Su Tong Bo, heard about his name but didn’t come across his story in such detail before. Thank you Pastor Adeline for the story. I found him very interesting and specially love the story of him debating with Master Fo Ying. He was arrogant about what his intelligent and knowledge in front of the Buddhist Master Fo Ying. But he cannot compete with Master Fong Ying who’s full of wisdom. Although in the prison he gained consciousness of realisation the suffering of the animals due to his own fear and became a vegetarian.

  6. Samfoonheei on Jun 12, 2018 at 11:50 am

    Su Shi (苏轼), also known as Su Dongpo was a man of multi-talent from a poet to calligrapher, writer, painter, gastronome, pharmacologist, and statesman. He was considered one of China’s greatest poets and was also an important figure in Song Dynasty politics. Wow…..a great poet who wrote poems to express his own feelings. His poetry has a long history of popularity and influence in China and well known in the English-speaking parts of the world through the translations.
    Interesting biography of a man of multi talent which I do enjoyed reading….his poetry was beautifully and meaningful written.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Adeline Woon for this sharing.

  7. Cynthia Lee on Jun 10, 2018 at 2:36 am

    This is a great article for the non-Chinese educated peeps like me as we do not study any of the wonderful histories of China. I really enjoyed reading it. Not only Su Shi was a man of many talents, he is also spiritual, faithful and virtuous.

    I especially like his spiritual experiences with his master and how the experience of being in prison has led him to realise that vegetarian diet is the way to go.

    “Since my imprisonment I have not killed a single thing… having experienced such worry and danger myself, when I felt just like a fowl waiting in the kitchen, I can no longer bear to cause any living creature to suffer immeasurable fright and pain simply to please my palate.”

  8. Wah Ying on Jun 8, 2018 at 5:30 am

    苏轼是许多人喜爱的诗人,甚至有人称他为全能型的文学家--他不仅擅长写散文、词,绘画和书法方面的造诣也不错。他为后人留下了许多好诗好词,他与佛印禅师之间的对话说明了他对佛法的接触与兴趣,无论如何“八风吹不动”佛偈透露了他对功名的看不透和放不下。然而苏轼面对逆境的达观却是文人少有的,文末提及苏轼在入狱时,因为人类食用动物禳其遭受的苦而戒食肉却予人很大的启发。

  9. Sarah on Jun 7, 2018 at 5:45 pm

    During the Song Dynasty, the prevalent forms of Buddhism were the Chan (Zen) School’s practices and the Jingtu (Pure Land) School’s practices. From the “philosophical” exchanges between the poet and the monk, we get a glimpse of Su Shi’s spiritual development under a Zen master.

  10. Anne Ong on Jun 6, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    This article reminds me of the old classic that we used to watch from hong kong TVB drama “So Tung Por” . And his famous So Tung Por meat that he created for himself to travel on his journey when he was a scholar. But can’t recall that he had three wives. 😎Anyway, Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Adeline for this wonderful old story.😍👍🙏

  11. wan wai meng on Jun 6, 2018 at 6:43 pm

    Wonderful about this poet, who lived in one of the high times of the Chinese Culture. I have heard of the story of the fart that moved Su Shi moved across the river with his fart to meet with Master Foyin. Still Su Shi’s exile was that opportunity to learn the dharma, naturally he was concerned about whether he had gain any realizations or not, hence he checked with Master Foyin.

  12. Stella Cheang on May 29, 2018 at 9:28 am

    Thank you, Pastor Adeline, for this wonderful article on Su Dongpo. The exchanges between Su Dongpo and Master Foyin are especially enjoyable, not only that, they are also educational. The witty exchanges greatly reminded me of what a wise person once told me; our reaction towards the actions of others is a reflection of our level of wisdom (ignorance). How true and how poignant. Becoming the master to our mind is indeed a deep and important practice.

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  • Pastor Lanse
    Sunday, Mar 24. 2019 01:30 PM
    This is an interesting read. When I grew up, I heard about paranormal activities in tunnels. Ialways thought that these are some kind of Asian believes. However, it seems that similar stories happen all over the world. Tunnels do always relate to paranormal activities. This article introduces a few famous creepy tunnels from all around the world with stories and photos. Hope you would enjoy reading it.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/creepy-tunnels-2.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Mar 24. 2019 12:50 PM
    I am fortunate to come across this beautiful old post of His Eminence Kyabje Lati Rinpoche. H E Kyabje Lati Rinpoche has given many teachings and initiations for his fortunate students and had benefitted countless students. He has dedicated his whole life mainly on dharma practice and giving teachings. He has travelled extensively, benefiting dharma students in various parts of the world as requested from many countries in Europe and America. Our Guru too have received many tremendous teachings,and personal advice from this great master. H E Kyabje Lati Rinpoche has authored many important books on Tibetan Buddhism. At the age of 88, H E Kyabje Lati Rinpoche entered clear light, leaving a legacy behind him.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing and those rare pictures of the cremation of the holy body of H E Kyabje Lati Rinpoche.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/his-eminence-kyabje-lati-rinpoche-enters-clear-light.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Mar 24. 2019 12:49 PM
    Wonderful teachings of the meaning of OM MANI PADME HUNG. The Om Mani Padme Hung mantra is at the heart of many Buddhist traditions. When one recite the mantra Om Mani Padme Hung to oneself, it invokes the powerful benevolent attention and blessings of Chenrezig, the embodiment of compassion. It will then transform our impure body, speech, and mind.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-meaning-of-om-mani-padme-hung.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Mar 24. 2019 12:47 PM
    Inspiring article ……sitting on a trishaw and giving teaching , sharing stories which Rinpoche encountered. Watched the video and its interesting. Rinpoche shared his unique relationship and stories with H E Kyabje Lati Rinpoche and H E Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Jampa Yeshe. Beautiful memories of Rinpoche while on the train and a lesson from there.
    Turning negatives situation into positive and accept whatever comes along.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this precious teaching

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/the-train.html
  • Sofi
    Sunday, Mar 24. 2019 12:03 PM
    The Body of a Buddha: A Road Map to Liberation

    Learn how every single part of Buddha’s body and how it pertains to his enlightenment. Many interesting details that I have never known before. Definintely something we should read in our pursuit to be just the same as the Buddha.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rin
    poche/buddhas-dharma/the-body-of-a-buddha-a-road-map-to-liberation.html
  • Sofi
    Sunday, Mar 24. 2019 11:55 AM
    The Fifth Dalai Lama & Dorje Shugden | ༧གོང་ས་ལྔ་པ་ཆེན་པོ་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན། | 第五世达赖尊者与多杰雄登

    Must read on what the great 5th Dalai Lama did in recognition of authentic Dorje Shugden. Such respect and reverence are shown to the enlightened protector of Lama Tsongkapa’s precious teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/the-fifth-dalai-lama-dorje-shugden.html
  • Sofi
    Sunday, Mar 24. 2019 11:51 AM
    His Holiness the Dalai Lama again says it’s possible to have two Panchen Lamas

    Isn’t it great that the Dalai Lama had declared the China chosen Panchen Lama is a real reincarnation of the 10th Panchen Lama. It is no surprise given that this Panchen Lama’s enlightened actitivies had and is still greatly benefitting hundreds of thousand of people with the Dharma and practices. Find out more details of his recognition.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/his-holiness-the-dalai-lama-again-says-its-possible-to-have-two-panchen-lamas.html
  • Chris
    Sunday, Mar 24. 2019 08:25 AM
    It is time for Nechung to retire already. He has been the state oracle giving His Holiness the Dalai Lama advice and whose advice has been creating problems since the 13th Dalai Lama’s time. It was Nechung’s advice that actually led the 13th Dalai Lama to pass into clear light prematurely.

    Another example will be His Holiness’s escape from Tibet to India. Nechung took trance and told His Holiness the stay back in Tibet and there is no need for His Holiness to leave. However, Dorje Shugden oracle took trance and told His Holiness to leave Tibet immediately and even gave details on how they should leave Tibet.

    Luckily they heed Dorje Shugden advice and left Potala Palace heading towards to India. That very night, the Chinese invaded Potala Palace and if His Holiness heeds Nechung’s advice, he would be in grave danger. This shows the unreliability of Nechung’s advice recently.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/nechung-the-retiring-devil-of-tibet.html
  • Yee Yin
    Saturday, Mar 23. 2019 08:10 PM
    Dorje Shugden has a minister called Kache Marpo who is an emanation of Hayagriva which means Kache Marpo is also an enlightened protector. When the Oracle takes trance of Dorje Shugden, Dorje Shugden can only stay for a short while because his energy is very strong and he is not able to talk. Hence, Kache Marpo becomes the voice of Dorje Shugden. The Oracle and take trance of Kache Marpo and deliver messages to people on behalf of Dorje Shugden.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/who-is-kache-marpo.html
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  • Yee Yin
    Saturday, Mar 23. 2019 07:56 PM
    Many people suffer from the Dorje Shugden ban, Dorje Shugden followers regardless if they are Tibetans or not, they are discriminated against. They are segregated from the so-called ‘mainstream’, the Dalai Lama group. For me, I actually gain a lot from the ban. I don’t mean to say the ban is very beneficial or it is good, but there are lessons I have learnt from the ban.

    If there was no ban, I would never be able to really learn about what Guru Devotion is why is it so important. It also made me realise things are not always easy, it teaches us to value what we have and not to give up no matter how hard or difficult the situation might be. Our Guru’s promise to us is enlightenment, it is priceless and extremely precious. Hence, we should never abandon our teacher or give up the practice he gives us. I hope the ban can be lifted very soon so everyone can focus on Dharma practice and not the politics surrounding Dorje Shugden controversy.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/the-dalai-lama-speaks-clearly-about-the-dorje-shugden-ban.html
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  • Yee Yin
    Saturday, Mar 23. 2019 07:36 PM
    Women are always seen by society as the weaker ones, many still think their job is to take care of the family. Many high positions in a company are held by men because women are seen less capable. However, look at Dr. R. Nyamaa, she was the Mongolian pioneer Ophthalmologist, pioneer Doctor of Tuberculosis, Scientist, Honorary Professor of Medical University and Honorary Doctor of Mongolia and Folk Doctor. Women are equally capable as men, they have to be given the same opportunity to strive in the field the choose. We are in the 21st century, gender should not be a factor that stops people from pursuing what they want.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/dr-r-nyamaa-the-grande-dame-of-mongolian-medical-health.html
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  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Mar 23. 2019 01:52 PM
    Wow….saffron is such a medicinal spice with so many amazing benefits. Such as for sleeping disorder, treatment of cancer, intestinal gas , depression, Alzheimer’s disease, and so forth. It seem that saffron is the most expensive spice in the world and it has been revered for its medicinal properties since ancient times. The aroma and flavour of saffron is unique and difficult to describe. It is an extremely labor-intensive crop. Saffron is a spice derived from the flower of Crocus sativus. Great information to know that saffron is added to the water offerings on our shrine making the offerings more rich and beautiful.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/food-recipes/saffron.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Mar 23. 2019 01:51 PM
    As a child Rinpoche showed sign of speciality in a way. Rinpoche has had suffered abuses, problems and sufferings since young. Rinpoche has had experienced much more than anyone else. All the sufferings Rinpoche had gone through merely for the sake of preserving the Dorje Shugden lineage and to purify the obstacles arising from future practitioners and people he can benefit. Whatever Rinpoche encountered did not discourage Rinpoche from spreading Dharma to everyone of us and across the globe. Rinpoche’s guru devotion has inspired him to keep moving. We have Rinpoche to thanks for bringing Dharma to Malaysia. We are fortunate to learn, practice Dharma in this life time . With folded hands thank you Rinpoche.
    Thank you Pastor David Lai for this beautiful write up.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/tales-with-my-lama-why-rinpoche-has-to-suffer
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Mar 23. 2019 01:50 PM
    Interesting first time hearing this….. Buddhist monk hitting people with a broom to purify and clearing one’s obstacles . Different religion and faith have their own way of purifying and blessing. A more usual form of Thai blessing would be sprinkling water on the fore head. A monk who was seen forcefully hitting temple-goers heads with a broom is normal to them. Even though the smacking may look violent, but it didn’t harm anyone recording to the Buddhist monk. I have seen in Chinese temple, one or two occasion that the deity in trance using branches of leaves hitting temple-goers to bless them.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/buddhist-monk-hitting-people-with-a-broom
  • Sofi
    Saturday, Mar 23. 2019 05:46 AM
    Celebrities Ghost Stories (4) and Psychic Kids (2)

    Another interesting sharing of the celebrities’ personal experiences with the paranormal. Do share with us if you have experiences of your own as we love ghost stories especially when its real.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/film-tv-music/celebrities-ghost-stories-4-and-psychic-kids-2.html

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Many years ago, I had this 5ft Four-Armed Avalokitesvara made. It was done in Delhi, escorted to Tsem Ladrang in Gaden Shartse Monastery South India. Then my students and myself offered mantras, relics, jewels and brocades on this beautiful image as per tradition. Special rituals were done to consecrate it. Then I offered this image to the main shrine of Gaden Shartse Monstery for the sangha and visitors to pay homage to. The sangha and abbot were very happy. Till this day this beautiful image of compassion is still there in Gaden Shartse Monastery along with the many other thangkas, statues, repairs and offerings I had the honor to offer to the monastery. May all be blessed by Avalokitesvara, Tsem Rinpoche
Back in the 90\'s this photo of Tsem Rinpoche was taken in Tsem Ladrang, Gaden Shartse Monastery in South India. Tsem Rinpoche was in his room writing letters for Gaden Shartse Monastery and their sponsors around the world. Tsem Rinpoche had raised much sponsorship for the monks and Gaden Shartse Monastery. Read more- https://bit.ly/2NfHJjQ
4 weeks ago
Back in the 90's this photo of Tsem Rinpoche was taken in Tsem Ladrang, Gaden Shartse Monastery in South India. Tsem Rinpoche was in his room writing letters for Gaden Shartse Monastery and their sponsors around the world. Tsem Rinpoche had raised much sponsorship for the monks and Gaden Shartse Monastery. Read more- https://bit.ly/2NfHJjQ
This is a statue of Lord Buddha Shakyamuni (Jowo Rinpoche) in Lhasa, Tibet. Tsongkapa had offered the crown, \'shirt\' and ornaments on this sacred Buddha. Offering ornaments on Buddha is considered highly meritorious. Many Buddhist countries have this tradition.
4 weeks ago
This is a statue of Lord Buddha Shakyamuni (Jowo Rinpoche) in Lhasa, Tibet. Tsongkapa had offered the crown, 'shirt' and ornaments on this sacred Buddha. Offering ornaments on Buddha is considered highly meritorious. Many Buddhist countries have this tradition.
In Myanmar, they also offer crowns,deocrative upper shirts and beautiful thrones to Lord Buddha Shakyamuni. Just like in Tibet. Tsem Rinpoche (photo 2)
4 weeks ago
In Myanmar, they also offer crowns,deocrative upper shirts and beautiful thrones to Lord Buddha Shakyamuni. Just like in Tibet. Tsem Rinpoche (photo 2)
In Myanmar, they also offer crowns,deocrative upper shirts and beautiful thrones to Lord Buddha Shakyamuni. Just like in Tibet. Tsem Rinpoche (photo 1)
4 weeks ago
In Myanmar, they also offer crowns,deocrative upper shirts and beautiful thrones to Lord Buddha Shakyamuni. Just like in Tibet. Tsem Rinpoche (photo 1)
This was Tsem Rinpoche with Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche in his house in Nepal. Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche was asking Tsem Rinpoche to give teachings in Gangchen Ladrang.
4 weeks ago
This was Tsem Rinpoche with Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche in his house in Nepal. Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche was asking Tsem Rinpoche to give teachings in Gangchen Ladrang.
Dorje Shugden\'s mantra is in Hindi, Tamil, Chinese, English and Nepali. We already have them in Tibetan. These mantra stones of various languages are displayed at the Dorje Shugden grotto so that people of all backgrounds who visit will find familiarity in the mantra. They feel a sense of welcome and closeness. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
Dorje Shugden's mantra is in Hindi, Tamil, Chinese, English and Nepali. We already have them in Tibetan. These mantra stones of various languages are displayed at the Dorje Shugden grotto so that people of all backgrounds who visit will find familiarity in the mantra. They feel a sense of welcome and closeness. Tsem Rinpoche
Famous Nyitrul Rinpoche &Lama Thubten Phurbu 2019
4 weeks ago
Famous Nyitrul Rinpoche &Lama Thubten Phurbu 2019
Beautiful Vajra Yogini
4 weeks ago
Beautiful Vajra Yogini
This Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen statue is so stunning. It was a good idea to have a real brocade pandit\'s hat and brocade robes sewn for this image. It makes the image come to life. How nice to have such a Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen statue on our shrine with offerings and we recite the prayer to Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen daily to invoke his sacred blessings. This statue is on Martin\'s shrine. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
This Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen statue is so stunning. It was a good idea to have a real brocade pandit's hat and brocade robes sewn for this image. It makes the image come to life. How nice to have such a Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen statue on our shrine with offerings and we recite the prayer to Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen daily to invoke his sacred blessings. This statue is on Martin's shrine. Tsem Rinpoche
With deep devotion to the guru, higher meditational insights will arise. If one does not have deep devotion to the guru, it is a clear sign one does not have higher meditational insights.~Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
With deep devotion to the guru, higher meditational insights will arise. If one does not have deep devotion to the guru, it is a clear sign one does not have higher meditational insights.~Tsem Rinpoche
With deep devotion to the guru, higher meditational insights will arise. Because of not having higher meditational insights, one will not realize the need to have devotion to the guru in order to gain higher insights. They are interdependent.~Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
With deep devotion to the guru, higher meditational insights will arise. Because of not having higher meditational insights, one will not realize the need to have devotion to the guru in order to gain higher insights. They are interdependent.~Tsem Rinpoche
This is a school you MUST see! Amazing! What an opportunity for children. This is exactly what they need. Please read this- https://bit.ly/2tu4sfs
1 month ago
This is a school you MUST see! Amazing! What an opportunity for children. This is exactly what they need. Please read this- https://bit.ly/2tu4sfs
\"Hoichi the Earless Minstrel\" is a wonderful classic ghost story that is done artistically and very spiritually imbued. One of my favorites. The Amitabha shrine is beautiful. A must watch- https://bit.ly/2NgJUAs
1 month ago
"Hoichi the Earless Minstrel" is a wonderful classic ghost story that is done artistically and very spiritually imbued. One of my favorites. The Amitabha shrine is beautiful. A must watch- https://bit.ly/2NgJUAs
Amazing huge Amitabha Buddha on the “roof of Vietnam”-Such stunning photos- https://bit.ly/2Ed0s9n
1 month ago
Amazing huge Amitabha Buddha on the “roof of Vietnam”-Such stunning photos- https://bit.ly/2Ed0s9n
Be loyal to your guru. Be close to your guru. Be honest with your guru. Never give your guru excuses but always accomplish your assignments that your guru has given you. Be loving, devoted and sincere with your guru. If you conduct yourself in this way, you will see positive transformations in your mind. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Be loyal to your guru. Be close to your guru. Be honest with your guru. Never give your guru excuses but always accomplish your assignments that your guru has given you. Be loving, devoted and sincere with your guru. If you conduct yourself in this way, you will see positive transformations in your mind. Tsem Rinpoche
Be loyal to your guru. Be close to your guru. Be honest with your guru. Never give your guru excuses but always accomplish your assignments that your guru has given you. Be loving, devoted and sincere with your guru. If you conduct yourself in this way, you will see positive transformations in your mind. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Be loyal to your guru. Be close to your guru. Be honest with your guru. Never give your guru excuses but always accomplish your assignments that your guru has given you. Be loving, devoted and sincere with your guru. If you conduct yourself in this way, you will see positive transformations in your mind. Tsem Rinpoche
It is a must read on this incredible master Tagpu Pemavajra who was a great Mahasiddha- https://bit.ly/2Eagu3N
1 month ago
It is a must read on this incredible master Tagpu Pemavajra who was a great Mahasiddha- https://bit.ly/2Eagu3N
Photo-Rare form of Lady Sindongma or Simhamuka practised in the Bodong Sengdong lineage. Please read more on the practice and benefits of Fierce Goddess Singdongma and the protection She offers- https://bit.ly/2JTMc6O
1 month ago
Photo-Rare form of Lady Sindongma or Simhamuka practised in the Bodong Sengdong lineage. Please read more on the practice and benefits of Fierce Goddess Singdongma and the protection She offers- https://bit.ly/2JTMc6O
Would love to live here in the forest and have breakfast here daily
1 month ago
Would love to live here in the forest and have breakfast here daily
My Oser girl loves to sunbathe on the veranda.
1 month ago
My Oser girl loves to sunbathe on the veranda.
An alluring statue of the Goddess Ucheyma (Severed Head Vajra Yogini) has arrived for me. Take a look and be blessed! She is stunning!- https://bit.ly/2HZRhgx
1 month ago
An alluring statue of the Goddess Ucheyma (Severed Head Vajra Yogini) has arrived for me. Take a look and be blessed! She is stunning!- https://bit.ly/2HZRhgx
It says when the Buddha was born, all the gods, demigods and asura came to pay homage. Buddha proclaimed it will be his last rebirth in samsara. Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu all came to make offerings to a Universal Monarch (Buddha) during this most auspicious time. This is one of the depictions of that. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
It says when the Buddha was born, all the gods, demigods and asura came to pay homage. Buddha proclaimed it will be his last rebirth in samsara. Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu all came to make offerings to a Universal Monarch (Buddha) during this most auspicious time. This is one of the depictions of that. Tsem Rinpoche
Sacred Vajra Yogini stupa at Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia
2 months ago
Sacred Vajra Yogini stupa at Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia
Powerful outdoor Dorje Shugden statue at Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia
2 months ago
Powerful outdoor Dorje Shugden statue at Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia
Li Yu is incredibly creative, artistic, imaginative and really can patiently create a beautiful living space and so much art. Amazing-  https://bit.ly/2Ge6k3C
2 months ago
Li Yu is incredibly creative, artistic, imaginative and really can patiently create a beautiful living space and so much art. Amazing- https://bit.ly/2Ge6k3C
Our Medicine Buddha stops rain- https://bit.ly/2TnGFcG
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Our Medicine Buddha stops rain- https://bit.ly/2TnGFcG
满愿护法多杰雄登: https://bit.ly/2G5xiKY
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满愿护法多杰雄登: https://bit.ly/2G5xiKY
A brand new \"Wish-fulfilling Shrine\" just completed. Beautiful! Please see pictures and video-  https://bit.ly/2Sczh6v
2 months ago
A brand new "Wish-fulfilling Shrine" just completed. Beautiful! Please see pictures and video- https://bit.ly/2Sczh6v
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  • Beautiful
    7 days ago
    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
  • My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
    1 week ago
    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 weeks ago
    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 month ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    2 months ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    3 months ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    3 months ago
    Uncle Wong
    We were told by Uncle Wong he is very faithful toward Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden has extended help to him on several occasions and now Uncle Wong comes daily to make incense offerings to Dorje Shugden. He is grateful towards the help he was given.
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
    3 months ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
    3 months ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
    3 months ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    3 months ago
    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Chirping birds and other forest animals create a joyful melody at the Vajrayogini stupa in Kechara Forest Retreat (Bentong, Malaysia).
  • His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    3 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    Trijang Rinpoche never gave up his devotion to Dorje Shugden no matter how much Tibetan government in exile pressured him to give up. He stayed loyal inspiring so many of us.
  • Very rare video of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche the 10th, the all knowing and compassionate one. I pay deep respects to this attained being who has taken many rebirths since the time of Lord Buddha to be of benefit to sentient beings tirelessly. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 months ago
    Very rare video of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche the 10th, the all knowing and compassionate one. I pay deep respects to this attained being who has taken many rebirths since the time of Lord Buddha to be of benefit to sentient beings tirelessly. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This bigfoot researcher gives good reasonings on bigfoot. Interesting short video.
    3 months ago
    This bigfoot researcher gives good reasonings on bigfoot. Interesting short video.
  • His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Shartse Monastery was one of the teachers of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Here in this beautiful video is Geshe Kelsang Gyatso showing his centre to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, then proceeding to sit down to receive teachings. For more information- https://bit.ly/2QNac1u
    3 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Shartse Monastery was one of the teachers of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Here in this beautiful video is Geshe Kelsang Gyatso showing his centre to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, then proceeding to sit down to receive teachings. For more information- https://bit.ly/2QNac1u
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s dog, Oser girl always sits on Rinpoche’s chair. When Rinpoche’s other dog, Dharma tries to get into the chair, he is chased away. Oser is the boss. She is possessive. Cute.
    4 months ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s dog, Oser girl always sits on Rinpoche’s chair. When Rinpoche’s other dog, Dharma tries to get into the chair, he is chased away. Oser is the boss. She is possessive. Cute.
  • Lama Yeshe talks about how to practice at the beginning and at the end of each day during teachings given in London during the Lamas’ first European teaching tour in 1975. Lama Yeshe was a brilliant teacher and I wanted to share this with everyone so his teachings can reach more people. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 months ago
    Lama Yeshe talks about how to practice at the beginning and at the end of each day during teachings given in London during the Lamas’ first European teaching tour in 1975. Lama Yeshe was a brilliant teacher and I wanted to share this with everyone so his teachings can reach more people. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Our beautiful Dorje Shugden shop in the busiest part of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Many tourists visit our store and this area.
    4 months ago
    Our beautiful Dorje Shugden shop in the busiest part of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Many tourists visit our store and this area.
  • Living off the grid in Australia
    4 months ago
    Living off the grid in Australia
    A Jill Redwood is a jack of all trades, Jill built her own house on her property and lives entirely off the grid with no mains power or town water, mobile reception or television. Living on around $80 a week, Jill has over sixty animals to keep her company and an abundant garden that out serves as an organic supermarket right at her doorstep. Her main expenses are animal feed and the rates on her property. Watch this incredible three minute video and be inspired to live differently.
  • Kyabje Dagom Choktrul Rinpoche offering gold on a 350 year-old Dorje Shugden statue in his chapel in Lhasa. This is how Tibetans show homage and pay respect to a holy image. This chapel and statue of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa dedicated to Dorje Shugden was built by the Great 5th Dalai Lama. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 months ago
    Kyabje Dagom Choktrul Rinpoche offering gold on a 350 year-old Dorje Shugden statue in his chapel in Lhasa. This is how Tibetans show homage and pay respect to a holy image. This chapel and statue of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa dedicated to Dorje Shugden was built by the Great 5th Dalai Lama. Tsem Rinpoche
  • My sweet little Oser girl is so photogenic and adorable. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 months ago
    My sweet little Oser girl is so photogenic and adorable. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Heart Sutra sang by a monk for the modern crowd. Very interesting and beautiful. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 months ago
    Heart Sutra sang by a monk for the modern crowd. Very interesting and beautiful. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Submerging powerful mantra stones in water at Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia.
    4 months ago
    Submerging powerful mantra stones in water at Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia.
  • Wylfred explains in Chinese the benefits of mantra stones at Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia   |  黄明川以华语解释在马来西亚克切拉禅修林的玛尼堆(刻有心咒的石头)的利益
    4 months ago
    Wylfred explains in Chinese the benefits of mantra stones at Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia | 黄明川以华语解释在马来西亚克切拉禅修林的玛尼堆(刻有心咒的石头)的利益
  • My Oser girl and Dharma boy love the verandah where they can see the greens. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 months ago
    My Oser girl and Dharma boy love the verandah where they can see the greens. Tsem Rinpoche
  • If there were more schools like this, then our kids would grow up with more caring awareness and kind emotions towards our environment and the people around them. They would grow up knowing that chasing materialism is not going to bring any happiness. I hope very much more schools like this would materialise. I hope in my future life I can attend a school like this. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 months ago
    If there were more schools like this, then our kids would grow up with more caring awareness and kind emotions towards our environment and the people around them. They would grow up knowing that chasing materialism is not going to bring any happiness. I hope very much more schools like this would materialise. I hope in my future life I can attend a school like this. Tsem Rinpoche
  • My Oser girl and Dharma boy in their cosy little bedroom next to me sleeping away. Cute.
    5 months ago
    My Oser girl and Dharma boy in their cosy little bedroom next to me sleeping away. Cute.
  • It is incredible how smart Oser girl is. She can steal the treat away from Dharma boy and so casually. Wow. She is so smart. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 months ago
    It is incredible how smart Oser girl is. She can steal the treat away from Dharma boy and so casually. Wow. She is so smart. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Kechara Forest Retreat Dogs. Dharma boy is tiny and trying to scare off big boy Johnny. Johnny is so patient and just ignores Dharma. They are both cute and both live in Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 months ago
    Kechara Forest Retreat Dogs. Dharma boy is tiny and trying to scare off big boy Johnny. Johnny is so patient and just ignores Dharma. They are both cute and both live in Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia. Tsem Rinpoche
  • BREAKING EYEWITNESS FOOTAGE: Workers violently punched, kicked, cussed out, & left sheep to die on dozens of Scottish farms 💔 Sheep bled after rough shearing & were stitched up without painkillers.–From Peta2
    5 months ago
    BREAKING EYEWITNESS FOOTAGE: Workers violently punched, kicked, cussed out, & left sheep to die on dozens of Scottish farms 💔 Sheep bled after rough shearing & were stitched up without painkillers.–From Peta2
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    1 years ago
    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    This video is thought-provoking and very interesting. Watch! Thanks so much to our friends at LIVEKINDLY.
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    1 years ago
    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
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    1 years ago
    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
    1 years ago
    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
    1 years ago
    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    1 years ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
    1 years ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    1 years ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
    1 years ago
    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
  • Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
    1 years ago
    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    1 years ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    1 years ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    1 years ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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Thank you very much to ICIMB for your kind donation and also for joining our #food #distribution last night. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
6 hours ago
Thank you very much to ICIMB for your kind donation and also for joining our #food #distribution last night. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Small but great team from Qi Resources. They were here earlier to assist us with #surplus #food #rescue. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
yesterday
Small but great team from Qi Resources. They were here earlier to assist us with #surplus #food #rescue. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Lastly, we hope sponsors' wishes be fulfilled and at the same time we keep generating merits through this event to fuel our mind transformation. That's how we can support our Lama H.E. The 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche’s work, fulfil His wishes and extend His life. Thanks to all. KPSG~Jacinta
yesterday
Lastly, we hope sponsors' wishes be fulfilled and at the same time we keep generating merits through this event to fuel our mind transformation. That's how we can support our Lama H.E. The 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche’s work, fulfil His wishes and extend His life. Thanks to all. KPSG~Jacinta
Imagine being constraint for so long. Unlike the brave and the bold ones, it takes longer for these timid birds to fly off. Join us in our monthly Kechara Penang Study Group’s Bird Liberation event. KPSG ~Jacinta
yesterday
Imagine being constraint for so long. Unlike the brave and the bold ones, it takes longer for these timid birds to fly off. Join us in our monthly Kechara Penang Study Group’s Bird Liberation event. KPSG ~Jacinta
Happy seeing them flying off. KPSG~ Jacinta
yesterday
Happy seeing them flying off. KPSG~ Jacinta
A monthly event not to be missed. It has taught us compassion, love and the wish to alleviate the sufferings of all beings. A priceless lesson for us all while generating merits to fuel our spiritual path further. Thanks to those who came early for this event. KPSG ~ Jacinta
yesterday
A monthly event not to be missed. It has taught us compassion, love and the wish to alleviate the sufferings of all beings. A priceless lesson for us all while generating merits to fuel our spiritual path further. Thanks to those who came early for this event. KPSG ~ Jacinta
This afternoon, Kechara Penang Study Group has liberated 16 birds. Through this monthly event, we hope many more can join us and do call us for more info. KPSG ~ Jacinta Goh
yesterday
This afternoon, Kechara Penang Study Group has liberated 16 birds. Through this monthly event, we hope many more can join us and do call us for more info. KPSG ~ Jacinta Goh
Students love dharma class and all other activities. Lin Mun KSDS
yesterday
Students love dharma class and all other activities. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Alice gave an introduction on Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, the founder of Kechara. Lin Mun KSDS
yesterday
Teacher Alice gave an introduction on Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, the founder of Kechara. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Melinda teaching the students of 3-6 years old. Lin Mun KSDS
yesterday
Teacher Melinda teaching the students of 3-6 years old. Lin Mun KSDS
Teenage students enjoyed the Nagomi art session. Lin Mun KSDS
yesterday
Teenage students enjoyed the Nagomi art session. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Laura leading the youngest group to do prostration during Sunday class. Lin Mun KSDS
yesterday
Teacher Laura leading the youngest group to do prostration during Sunday class. Lin Mun KSDS
Children as young as 3 years old can join the weekly Sunday Dharma classes in Kechara. Lin Mun KSDS
yesterday
Children as young as 3 years old can join the weekly Sunday Dharma classes in Kechara. Lin Mun KSDS
Thank you very much to Methodist College Kuala Lumpur students for assisting us in admin work today. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 days ago
Thank you very much to Methodist College Kuala Lumpur students for assisting us in admin work today. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thank you very much to staffs from Munchy's for participating in our #foodbank delivery today and also not forgetting their sponsorship of biscuits and croissants to the needy family. #volunteerism #csr #kualalumpur - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
3 days ago
Thank you very much to staffs from Munchy's for participating in our #foodbank delivery today and also not forgetting their sponsorship of biscuits and croissants to the needy family. #volunteerism #csr #kualalumpur - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
4 days ago
Thank you very much to Shirley and friends for sponsoring apples and oranges for out street clients. The fruits came right on time on this hot and dry weather to quench their thirst. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
5 days ago
Thank you very much to Shirley and friends for sponsoring apples and oranges for out street clients. The fruits came right on time on this hot and dry weather to quench their thirst. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
A big thanks to Alicia Yap for assisting us with food surplus distribution at Kg. Muhibbah, Puchong today. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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A big thanks to Alicia Yap for assisting us with food surplus distribution at Kg. Muhibbah, Puchong today. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Kechara Sunday Dharma School KSDS Together We Care , teacher Lin Mun the teenage class's teacher.by Asyley Chia KSDS
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Kechara Sunday Dharma School KSDS Together We Care , teacher Lin Mun the teenage class's teacher.by Asyley Chia KSDS
Kechara Sunday Dharma School Class start with full prostration , learning with With devotion we prostrate with body, speech, and mind. It helps to plant the seeds of learning dharma.by Asyley Chia KSDS
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Kechara Sunday Dharma School Class start with full prostration , learning with With devotion we prostrate with body, speech, and mind. It helps to plant the seeds of learning dharma.by Asyley Chia KSDS
Kechara Sunday Dharma School Class start with full prostration , learning with With devotion we prostrate with body, speech, and mind. It helps to plant the seeds of learning dharma.by Asyley Chia KSDS
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Kechara Sunday Dharma School Class start with full prostration , learning with With devotion we prostrate with body, speech, and mind. It helps to plant the seeds of learning dharma.by Asyley Chia KSDS
Kechara Sunday Dharma School Class start with full prostration , learning with With devotion we prostrate with body, speech, and mind. It helps to plant the seeds of learning dharma.by Asyley Chia KSDS
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Kechara Sunday Dharma School Class start with full prostration , learning with With devotion we prostrate with body, speech, and mind. It helps to plant the seeds of learning dharma.by Asyley Chia KSDS
A big thanks for Karlson's mommy( Any Loh Yen Nee) for the photos, they are great and so many lovely ones to pick from. Thank you very much .Photos credit : Any Loh Yen Nee. By Asyley Chia KSDS
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A big thanks for Karlson's mommy( Any Loh Yen Nee) for the photos, they are great and so many lovely ones to pick from. Thank you very much .Photos credit : Any Loh Yen Nee. By Asyley Chia KSDS
A big thanks for Karlson's mommy( Any Loh Yen Nee) for the photos, they are great and so many lovely ones to pick from. Thank you very much .Photos credit : Any Loh Yen Nee. By Asyley Chia KSDS
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A big thanks for Karlson's mommy( Any Loh Yen Nee) for the photos, they are great and so many lovely ones to pick from. Thank you very much .Photos credit : Any Loh Yen Nee. By Asyley Chia KSDS
A big thanks for Karlson's mommy( Any Loh Yen Nee) for the photos, they are great and so many lovely ones to pick from. Thank you very much .Photos credit : Any Loh Yen Nee. By Asyley Chia KSDS
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A big thanks for Karlson's mommy( Any Loh Yen Nee) for the photos, they are great and so many lovely ones to pick from. Thank you very much .Photos credit : Any Loh Yen Nee. By Asyley Chia KSDS
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