A Stunning Chenrezig Thangka

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H.E. Tsem Rinpoche visited Turkey Swamp in year 2013 and decided to give a talk on Medicine Buddha practice. Rinpoche used to visit Turkey Swamp as a child and do meditations there.

In 2013, H.E. Tsem Rinpoche re-visited Turkey Swamp, one of his favourite childhood places in New Jersey, where he would regularly engage in Chenrezig meditations. During the 2013 visit, Rinpoche was also inspired to give a teaching on the Medicine Buddha practice.

Since a very young age, my teacher His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche has had a special attraction to Chenrezig, also known as Avalokiteshvara, who is commonly referred to as the Bodhisattva of Compassion. When Rinpoche lived in Howell, New Jersey in America, he would often visit Turkey Swamp Park with his friend Marc Reed, when they were in their early teens. Rinpoche’s primary purpose for going to Turkey Swamp was to engage in meditations on Chenrezig. As Rinpoche recounts,

“I would sit under the shade of the tree at the edge of the lake. I would pretend/visualise I was a hermit or yogi. I would, in my mind’s eye, stare out into the brilliant waters that were actually in front of me…

From the centre of the lake in my imaginations, a Four Armed Avalokiteshvara (Lokeshvara) would be under the water sitting calmly on a lotus. I would chant OM MANI PEME HUNG and ‘call’ to Him. He would hear me and, very slowly, rise out of the water. It was a gentle rising. As He rose, the waters would slowly cascade off Him and He would be dry. His holy face would be facing down with four arms as He rose… His left hand (from our side) held a mala, right hand a lotus and two hands were folded at His heart with a wish-fulfilling jewel. His majestic black hair would cascade down His shoulders and the other half was tied up on His head, bejewelled. He would wear princely silken clothes partially covering the upper portion of His body and a silk skirt covering the bottom. He would be sitting in full lotus posture atop a gentle, large brilliant pink lotus. His body was white like yoghurt/snow and shiny and brilliant. Millions of light rays would shine out from His holy body suffusing the area and me.

I would do this visualisation and hold it. I would recite His mantra furiously and pray to be in communion with Him. To be blessed and one with Him. As I did this, I would visualise His face very, very slowly looking up and then facing me. His face was like a polished mirror with the sun reflecting from it… it was so bright that I could hardly look at it. When He faced me from the middle of the lake and I saw His holy face directly, gentle, calm and perfect, I would be filled with happiness, joy and forgiveness, tingles covered my body, and I had no problems. I would ‘feel’ lights from His face shining directly towards me and filling my body, and I would tingle all over.

I would sometimes be in tears as I ‘communed’ with the Arya Lokeshvara, the Mahasattva of Great Compassion in this way… I wanted to be like Him, full of love, compassion, forgiveness, courage and acceptance. As the light shone from His holy visage to me, I would chant His mantra and hold this visualisation as long as I could. I was around 11-12 years old at the time, I think…”

Source: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/avalokiteshvara-turkey-swamp-marc-me.html

It was through such meditations on Chenrezig and his qualities of compassion, along with the teachings that Rinpoche received from his teacher, His Eminence Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Tharchin, that Rinpoche was able to tolerate and even forgive his mother for the mental, physical and emotional abuse that she put the young Rinpoche through. A couple of years later in 1979, when Rinpoche was 14 years old, Rinpoche had the great fortune to attend a teaching by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in Washington, New Jersey. That particular teaching was on the Eight Verses of Thought Transformation and it was also during that time that Rinpoche received the oral transmission of Chenrezig’s mantra, OM MANI PEME HUNG, from His Holiness.

With all of this in mind, I wanted to share a nice thangka of Chenrezig with everyone. This thangka is important because through it, one can see the holy forms of not only Chenrezig but also various other important deities. By understanding the iconography of these deities, we can understand how to progress on our spiritual paths. After all, the artistic tradition of thangkas is not only supposed to aid our meditations and prayers but also teach us the Dharma through sacred imagery.

Beatrix Ooi

 


 

 

The Main Deity

The bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, 1800–1900. Tibet. Thangka; colours on cotton. Courtesy of the Asian Art Museum, Gift of the Friends of Richard Davis, 1988.34. Click on image to enlarge.

The Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, 1800–1900. Tibet. Thangka; colours on cotton. Courtesy of the Asian Art Museum, Gift of the Friends of Richard Davis, 1988.34. Click on image to enlarge.

The main image in this thangka is the Bodhisattva of Compassion, Avalokiteshvara or Chenrezig, who is also the primary patron deity of Tibet. It is widely believed that the line of Dalai Lama incarnations (as well as Karmapa incarnations) are emanations of Chenrezig.

In this particular depiction, Chenrezig is white in colour and has four arms representing the Four Immeasurables, which are loving kindness, joy, equanimity, and compassion. Just like one’s limbs are a part of one’s body, Chenrezig has become one with the realisation of these qualities that he uses to benefit sentient beings.

He has two hands folded in prayer while holding a brilliant sky-blue wish-fulfilling jewel at his heart. This represents that he holds Bodhicitta or altruistic love for all sentient beings close to his heart. His other right hand gently holds aloft a crystal mala (Buddhist prayer beads), while his other left hand holds a pristine lotus. This reminds us of his promise to manifest continuously in a multitude of ways to benefit sentient beings, like the steady momentum of counting prayer beads.

Skilfully appearing in ordinary guises throughout the various realms of existence in order to benefit others, he is not just unstained by worldly matters but, in fact, thrives in such surroundings, like a pristine lotus growing from muddy waters. This unstained Bodhisattva is royally attired with six jewelled ornaments consisting of a crown, earrings, bracelets, necklace, belt and anklets. Like the jewelled ornaments which beautify his body outwardly, on the inside he has mastered the Six Perfections or Six Paramitas, inspiring practitioners to practise them too. These are the qualities of generosity, morality, patience, joyful endeavour, meditation and wisdom. All of these are necessary to become truly beautiful from the inside out.

Chenrezig’s Mantra: OM MANI PEME HUNG

 

What is a Bodhisattva?

A Bodhisattva is someone who has abandoned selfishness and seeks only liberation for all sentient beings. The Bodhisattva understands the fact that, as long as he or she remains within the cycle of birth and death known as samsara, it would be impossible to save others from suffering due to their own attachments and negative conduct. Therefore, out of their strong concern for the welfare of all sentient beings, a Bodhisattva takes on and pursues the spiritual path to Enlightenment, which involves:

  1. The Perfection of Generosity: Giving to others with the pure motivation to benefit sentient beings
  2. The Perfection of Morality: Avoiding harmful actions towards others and only engaging in activities to help others
  3. The Perfection of Patience: Never allowing anger to take over one’s emotions and accepting the harm caused by others
  4. The Perfection of Effort: Always persevering to engage in virtuous activities that benefit sentient beings
  5. The Perfection of Concentration: Training of the mind to focus and maintain calm and clarity free from all distractions
  6. The Perfection of Wisdom: Seeing things for what they truly are without dualistic and conceptual perceptions

Bodhisattvas can emanate in various forms — a person (either human or divine), an animal, a formless being and even an inanimate object.

 

What are “Peaceful” and “Wrathful” Deities?

Buddhas and Bodhisattvas usually manifest in accordance with the karma of practitioners. For those who seek spiritual and mundane assistance, most of the time the deities appear in peaceful and benevolent forms. However, for those whose motivations are negative and who engage in activities that harm others, the deities will generally manifest in wrathful forms in order to subdue these beings and lead them onto the correct path.

From a psychological point of view, wrathful deities represent the powerful processes of Buddhist meditation that can eliminate the underlying causes of all suffering including ignorance, hatred, greed, jealousy, desire and many other negative qualities.

 

Who Are the Other Deities in the Painting?

Click on image to enlarge

Click on image to enlarge

[1] Chenrezig   [2] Green Tara   [3] White Tara
[4] Vajrapani   [5] Manjushri   [6] Lama Tsongkhapa
[7] Khedrup Je   [8] Gyaltsab Je   [9] Offerings

 

Manjushri

Manjushri

Manjushri

At the lower left corner of the painting is Manjushri [5], who is known as the Buddha of Wisdom. He is orange in colour and in his right hand he wields a flaming sword, which represents the sharpness of prajna or wisdom that cuts through the root cause of suffering and the net of wrong views which binds us to the three lower realms. The flames on his sword signify the dispelling of the darkness of ignorance by the light of wisdom. In his left hand, he holds a magnificent blue lotus flower in full bloom, on which rests the Prajnaparamita Sutra (Perfection of Wisdom Sutra). The lotus in full bloom represents Manjushri’s promise that we can rise from the mud of delusions and afflictive emotions if we follow the Buddha’s teachings. He sits on a lotus throne with a moon cushion.

For those with children, a picture or icon of Manjushri in a child’s bedroom or study room has the effect of quicker and better understanding in their studies. In China, his holy mountain is Wu Tai Shan in the province of Shanxi. It is written in the sutras how Buddha predicted that Manjushri would reside in the mountain of Wu Tai Shan. Thus, the people of China regard this mountain as the sacred abode of Manjushri and the Chinese have built many temples there for the worship of Lord Manjushri.

Manjushri’s Mantra: OM AH RA BA TSA NA DHI

 

Vajrapani

Vajrapani

Vajrapani

At the lower right corner of the thangka is Vajrapani [4], who is in a wrathful form. He is deep blue in colour with three bulging eyes, sharp fangs, and hair standing on end that appears to be ablaze. His right hand is raised in a threatening gesture and in it he holds a vajra, which gives him his name, Vajrapani (vajra in hand). In his left hand, he holds a lasso that binds demons. He dances ecstatically within a magnificent, blazing transformative fire, exorcising the ugly demons of greed with a threatening gesture. He also transforms hatred into wisdom through his diamond vajra that symbolises the indestructibility of awareness that is beyond concepts.

Vajrapani is one of the great protectors of Buddhism; his ferocity comforts practitioners and terrifies demons whose intention is to harm others and interfere with their path towards liberation. He is an emanation of the Buddha Akshobya and, historically, he was a great patron of Buddha Shakyamuni’s teachings. It was Vajrapani who requested the Buddha to teach many of the Tantras that are still practised today. Vajrapani is also part of the triple deity practice of Trakpo Sumtril, the other two deities being Hayagriva and King Garuda. Vajrapani will also be the last of the Buddhas to manifest complete enlightenment during this fortunate aeon, which is an indication of how immensely fortunate we are to make a connection with Lama Tsongkhapa, the embodiment of Chenrezig, Manjushri and Vajrapani.

Vajrapani’s Mantra: OM BENZAPANI HUNG

The three deities together, Chenrezig, Vajrapani and Manjushri are known as the Three Great Protectors of Tibetan Buddhism (Wylie: rigs gsum mgon po), and they represent compassion, sacred power and wisdom respectively.

 

Green and White Tara

Green Tara

Green Tara

Sitting above Chenrezig are the goddesses of compassion and long-life, Green Tara [2] and White Tara [3]. Green Tara made the vow to always return in human form as a female Bodhisattva. She is resplendent in her aura of emerald green, splendid in the swiftness that the colour represents. She is radiant with the attainment of all the Six Perfections and bright with her ever-compassionate care for all sentient beings. She wears slender, bright pants, like women in ancient India used to wear, to show us that even though she is enlightened, she works through samsaric conventions to help us overcome our sufferings.

Because of her strong karmic connection to all sentient beings in samsara, the Buddha Green Tara tilts towards us in her great compassion. She listens to our prayers, grants us our virtuous wishes and protects us as a mother would protect her child. Her ability to come to our assistance as we invoke her presence is instant — we need only think of her to have her compassionate heart with us. Interestingly, Green Tara does not sit in meditative pose; instead her right leg extends outwards, to show us that she is ready to step forward to help us in our time of need.

Green Tara’s Mantra: OM TARE TUTTARE TURE SOHA

White Tara

White Tara

White Tara has eyes of watchful compassion on her forehead, the palms of her hands and the soles of her feet, watching over us like a mother over her child. Her right hand is in the mudra of unconditional giving, while her left holds a blue utpala flower, blessing her children with fearlessness. Her divine body’s radiance is like that of a full moon on an autumn night, cooling, calming and soothing, and the moonbeams of her love shine forth to every aspect of our lives. Her all-forgiving and soft smiling eyes invoke instant faith and the deepest trust.

Throughout India, Tibet, China and Japan, Lady White Tara is famous for granting long-life and averting life-threatening situations. This special quality can be attained through the recitation of her sacred mantra — her spiritual energy in the form of sound that helps to transform our mind.

White Tara’s Mantra: OM TARE TUTTARE TURE MAMA AYUH PUNYA JANA PUTRIM KURUYE SOHA

Both Taras hold the stems of lotuses that blossom above their shoulders, and their right hands are lowered with the palm upward in a gesture of bestowing boons and gifts. They are both popular objects of prayer and veneration because of their ability to bestow merits, wisdom, protection, longevity, and spiritual attainments. Both Taras too have some historical significance. It is said that the two princesses — Bhrikuti from Nepal and Wen Cheng from China whom the Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo married are the manifestations of Green and White Tara. These two princesses helped to bring Buddhism to Tibet and it was Bhrikuti who introduced the practice of Tara to Tibet.

 

Lama Tsongkhapa and Sons

Lama Tsongkhapa and his two heart sons

Lama Tsongkhapa and his two heart sons

At the top of the thangka, sitting above Green and White Tara are Lama Tsongkhapa (middle) [6] and his two heart sons, Khedrup Je (right) [7] and Gyaltsab Je (left) [8]. Lama Tsongkhapa plays an extremely important role in Tibetan Buddhism; he was the founder of the Gelug lineage and also established the three main monasteries of Gaden, Drepung and Sera where, to this day, many attained masters uphold his enlightened tradition and share it with the world. He is also the author of many texts unsurpassed in depth and clarity, most famously his work “The Stages on the Path to Enlightenment”.

Hailed as the second Buddha by contemporary Buddhist masters of his time, Lama Tsongkhapa came from the mystical Land of Snows, Tibet. He is an incomparable and pure monk, scholar and great teacher to thousands then and millions now. His image is well known to have a calming effect on aggressive minds and those with destructive emotions. Making offerings to him and engaging in his meditations and practices allows us to cultivate the inner qualities of wisdom, compassion and strength. His presence in this thangka indicates that this work belongs to the Gelugpa order.

Lama Tsongkhapa’s Mantra:

MIG MEY TZE WEY TER CHEN CHENREZIG
DRI MEY KHYEN PI WANG PO JAMPAL YANG
DU PUNG MA LU JOM DZEY SANG WEY DAG
GANG CHEN KE PEY TSUG GYEN TSONGKHAPA
LO SANG TRAG PEY SHAB LA SOL WA DEB

 

The Offerings Below the Main Image

Offering of the five senses

Offering of the five senses

The five objects below the main image [9] are known as the Offering of Five Senses:

  1. The mirror represents sight
  2. The silk beneath represents touch
  3. The fruit represents taste
  4. The perfumed conch shell represents smell
  5. The pair of cymbals represents sound

This is a common offering presented to peaceful deities. For wrathful deities however, a different set of offerings is usually presented consisting of a skull cup heaped with eyeballs, nose, ears, tongue and a heart of demons.

 

How Is a Traditional Tibetan Thangka Mounted?

A thangka is a painting or depiction of a certain Buddhist deity. It is traditionally created for religious purposes and made precisely according to strict codes of iconography. A thangka should be framed with silk brocade and consecrated by a qualified lama. It has a string attached at the top for hanging purposes and a wooden pole running across the bottom edge.

There is normally a yellow silk covering that hangs over the thangka to protect it, but this is usually folded and draped at the top when the thangka is displayed. Thangkas like this one are usually hung behind the altar in a house, temple or monastery. Real offerings of water, flowers, incense, light, perfume, fruits and sometimes tormas (ritual cakes) are usually made as well.

The unique design of thangkas allows them to be rolled up and carried from place to place for ceremonies and rituals, as the nomadic Tibetans used to do.

 

The Importance of Chenrezig

Another version of the same Chenrezig thangka with vintage effect

Another version of the same Chenrezig thangka with vintage effect. Click to enlarge.

According to His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, the practice of Chenrezig is extremely powerful. This great master is known to have bestowed the initiation of a particular form of Chenrezig known as Chenrezig Ngesung Kundrol many times.

According to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, if we have strong guru devotion, hold our vows well and are diligent in our practice and commitments, even if we are supposed to fall into the three lower realms, we will not through our practice of Chenrezig Ngesung Kundrol. For one lifetime only, we are delayed from suffering an unfortunate rebirth and instead are blessed to take a fortunate rebirth in order to continue our Dharma practice. In this manner, we have the opportunity to purify our negative karma and further progress on our spiritual path towards Enlightenment. Therefore, Chenrezig’s practice is extremely powerful for stopping unfortunate circumstances, as well as igniting the qualities of compassion, love, wisdom and Enlightenment within our minds.

 

References:

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/art-asia/himalayas/tibet/a/the-bodhisattva-avalokiteshvara

 

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  1. Tsem Rinpoche on Nov 23, 2018 at 5:23 am

    This is a divination (‘mo’) text composed by Dorje Shugden himself while in trance of the senior oracle of Gaden Shartse Monastery. It is highly accurate. It is for people who have good samaya with Dorje Shugden and are free of the 8 worldly dharmas to be of benefit to others in divining the future.

    Tsem Rinpoche

    DS-MO-choyang.pdf

  2. Pastor Shin Tan on Nov 20, 2018 at 4:21 am

    All enlightened beings are worthy of homage and worship. They are the best beings to take refuge in and we should offer them our prayers as we can put our full confidence in them. Of all the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, I personally find that Manjushri is extremely important. This is because what keeps us in samsara (cyclic rebirth) is our total ignorance and misunderstanding of the reality of existence. What is necessary to penetrate this deep ignorance that keeps us bound in a perpetual state of reincarnation is wisdom. We need many types of wisdom which can be acquired by relying on Manjushri as our yidam (meditational deity). By focusing on his meditation, practice, mantra and path we can gain wisdom in order to have the tool to penetrate the reality of existence. Therefore, Manjushri is an extremely important Buddha for us to focus on and take refuge in.

    Tsem Rinpoche

    (Photograph: this is the beautiful outdoor Manjushri statue who is in a teaching pose. He is floating above a koi fish pond nestled among lush greenery in Kechara Forest Retreat, Malaysia)

    每一位觉者都能成为我们朝拜、膜拜的对象。他们是我们至高、至好的皈依,我们应该向他们做祈请,并且对他们生起全然的信念。在众佛菩萨之中,我个人认为文殊菩萨极为重要。这是因为使我们身陷娑婆(轮回)的是我们自身的无明,以及对实相的曲解。智慧是一种必要,它能穿透我们深不见底的无明,那个使我们受困于无止境投生的无明。我们需要多种智慧,而依止文殊菩萨作为我们的本尊,即能使我们成就多种智慧。透过文殊菩萨的观想、修持法门、心咒及修行道路,我们能成就智慧,拥有了知实相的“器具”。故此,专注于文殊菩萨的修持法门、皈依他,对我们而言都极为重要。

    詹杜固仁波切

    (相片:这尊户外文殊菩萨像呈转法轮姿。他被茂密的草木环绕,安坐在马来西亚克切拉禅修林的鱼池之上。)

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  3. Pastor Adeline Woon on Aug 22, 2018 at 11:39 pm

    Medicine Buddha puja encourages healing of all levels – physical, mental and emotional healing for those in need.

    High resolution file of this thangka is available for download for all dharma practitioners around the world and for those who just want sacred images in their environment. Enjoy, be blessed and share this with others.

    Here is the link to free download of this image and many other images: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html?nggpage=7

  4. Pastor Adeline Woon on Jul 28, 2018 at 6:00 am

    Nice short video of a new LED signage reminding us of who we can go to for blessings in case of need: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBwrkaKUoH0

  5. Joy Kam on Jul 26, 2018 at 3:16 am

    Listening to the chanting of sacred words, melodies, mantras, sutras and prayers has a very powerful healing effect on our outer and inner environments. It clears the chakras, spiritual toxins, the paths where our ‘chi’ travels within our bodies for health as well as for clearing the mind. It is soothing and relaxing but at the same time invigorates us with positive energy. The sacred sounds invite positive beings to inhabit our environment, expels negative beings and brings the sound of growth to the land, animals, water and plants. Sacred chants bless all living beings on our land as well as inanimate objects. Do download and play while in traffic to relax, when you are about to sleep, during meditation, during stress or just anytime. Great to play for animals and children. Share with friends the blessing of a full Dorje Shugden puja performed at Kechara Forest Retreat by our puja department for the benefit of others. Tsem Rinpoche

    Listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbzgskLKxT8&t=5821s

  6. wan wai meng on Jul 1, 2018 at 12:07 am

    Chenrezig is the most popular Deity in Tibet, and his nirmanakaya is His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Also His Holiness the Dalai Lama by banning Dorje Shugden has made Dorje Shugden famous all over, anyone who writes about the Dalai Lama will inadvertently slip in something about Dorje Shugden.

  7. Anne Ong on Jun 3, 2018 at 10:25 pm

    This is truly a beautiful thangka of Chenrezig. I love the beautiful explaination of Chenrezig and other Buddhas. Thank you Rinpoche and Beatrix for this wonderful write up and beautiful pictures.🙏👍😘

  8. yin ping on Jun 1, 2018 at 12:13 am

    We tend to have projections, narrow thinking and selfish mind that we may not be able to let go, and hence we create problems and sufferings for ourselves. Chenrezig practice is excellent to counter selfishness and everything that is related to the “self”. Chenrezig practice teaches us to let go, free from holding on to anger and be forgiving.

    By reciting mantra, doing prostration and making offerings to Chenrezig, we receive the benefit of planting seeds of attaining great love, supreme compassion and the selfless wish to benefit others. We are able to surrender our projections and habituation. Outer peace is possible because we are creating inner peace within.

  9. Samfoonheei on May 28, 2018 at 10:34 am

    Truly a stunning Chenrezig Thangka and the insight explanation well written by Beatrix Ooi. In the Tibetan Buddhist religion collectively of enlightened beings, Chenrezig is renowned as the embodiment of the compassion of all the Buddhas. Chenrezig, is visualized in many forms, with various numbers of faces and arms, and various colors and ornaments.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Beatrix Ooi for this sharing for us to understand better.

  10. Stella Cheang on May 27, 2018 at 9:16 am

    I am very appreciative of Beatrix’s detailed sharing on the stunning Chenrezig Thangka. From here, I understand the qualities of Chenrezig that associate closely with the iconography of this Buddha. I am also reminded of the practice of the Six Paramita, which is extremely important in cultivating compassion and other qualities that are necessary on our spiritual path. I also learn about the qualities, mantra and benefits of the Buddhas, deities and great masters who accompany Chenrezig in this thangka. May we all have the fortitude and fortune to be bestowed with the sacred Chenrezig Ngesung Kondrul. Thank you for this article.

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    In “Compassion Conquers All”, Tsem Rinpoche shows how through the practice of “The Eight Verses of Mind Transformation”, this wish for others to be happy can engender a state of mind of supreme love, compassion and altruism. This is the mind of Bodhicitta that wishes every sentient being to be free from every suffering and to enjoy real lasting happiness, and is determined to realise this wish by achieving the state of mind of real ultimate happiness and peace (that is free from every suffering) first, and then helping all beings attain it. This state of mind of ultimate peace and real lasting happiness is called Enlightenment or Full Awakening, where one achieves the qualities of omniscience, love and ability so as to have the power and ability to help others reach this same state.

    Read more at http://bit.ly/2kCTofx
  • nicholas
    Monday, Sep 16. 2019 02:48 PM
    John Eaton Calthorpe Blofeld (John Blofeld) (1913 – 1987) was a renowned writer of Chinese culture, Taoism, Zen Buddhism, and Mahayana Buddhist tradition. His literary endeavours had helped in introducing Buddhism to the Western world and inspired many to follow his path on the journey of spiritual discoveries.

    During his lifetime, John Blofeld had travelled widely around China and other countries, visited sacred mountains and monasteries, and met with hermits, sages and great Buddhist masters of various traditions. As his popularity grew, he used his fame to inspire younger writers to follow his path and helped to launch their career by writing forewords or providing constructive feedback to their maiden literary effort. Those who had the privilege to be acquainted with this extraordinary man, remembered his generosity, warmth, and sincerity. Even today, his writing and unique experiences continue to inspire others to the path of spirituality and give insight to the world of China when the refined Chinese civilisation was omnipresent

    Read more about Blofeld at http://bit.ly/2kLSRry
  • nicholas
    Monday, Sep 16. 2019 02:40 PM
    Following our habituated way of thinking, the source of whatever happiness we seek from marriage appears to be the picture of an ideal partner. In fact, even as we embark on a long-term relationship with our partners, we already have expectations and projections on our partner. We expect to be happy when our partner conforms to our own set of norms, way of thinking, and expectations. In order to correct this mistaken view, we need to look deeply into ourselves and see that happiness does not come from holding mistaken projections and expectations. In fact, when these expectations and projections are unfulfilled, they are likely to cause us disappointment, pain, and anguish instead.

    Read more about our actions and pursuits at finding happiness at http://bit.ly/2mgjgOx
  • nicholas
    Monday, Sep 16. 2019 02:27 PM
    Tsarchen Losal Gyatso (1502 – 1566 CE) was a famous master and the founder of the Tsarpa lineage of the Sakya tradition centred at Dar Drangmoche Monastery in the central Tsang province of Tibet.

    The great Tsarchen Losal Gyatso is the 21st lineage holder of the Vajrayogini tantric tradition stemming from the Mahasiddha Naropa himself. In fact, by engaging in Vajrayogini as his main practice, Tsarchen Losal Gyatso gained high realisations and went on to have several important visionary experiences associated with her. Due to his high realisations, Tsarchen also beheld pure visions of Padmasambhava, Vajrayogini, Chakrasamvara, Kalachakra, Yamantaka, other tantric deities and masters.

    Read more about Tsarchen Losal Gyatso at http://bit.ly/2kj8bM9
  • nicholas
    Monday, Sep 16. 2019 02:23 PM
    Rabindranath Tagore (1861 – 1941) was an illustrious man of many talents. A prolific writer, poet, songwriter, playwright, actor, and painter, he revolutionised Indian art and literature, and was also a pioneer of the Bengal Renaissance Movement. Rabindranath’s works have influenced numerous writers, artists, painters, activists, humanitarian workers, social workers, the poor and the rich across the globe, and his works have been translated into Dutch, English, Spanish, German, and many other languages.

    Read more about Rabindranath at http://bit.ly/2kBH2nW
  • Yee Yin
    Sunday, Sep 15. 2019 03:52 PM
    This is a very interesting article to know that Mongolian astrology is closely related to Buddhism. Some of us might think astrology is a very superstitious practice but it is practised in Buddhism.

    From the scripture, our body body parts are related to different planets. In a way, it means our body and the universe are in fact one. Therefore, we should respect our environment because if our mother nature has lost its balance, our health will be affected as well.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/a-mongolian-manual-of-astrology-and-divination.html
  • nicholas
    Sunday, Sep 15. 2019 03:24 PM
    The most recent celebrity that was reported to have shown some interest in Buddhism is Katy Perry. People often think being a celebrity is wonderful, but behind all the smiles and the beauty, there is much suffering and pain… We have seen it many times, and celebrities who fail to cope with the stress and public pressure often take up dangerous habits or suicidal. I’m not claiming that I know of Katy Perry’s life and difficulties, but as long as we are all in samsara, we are all subjected to suffering.

    Read more http://bit.ly/2kAM442
  • nicholas
    Sunday, Sep 15. 2019 03:17 PM
    The International Mountain Museum (IMM) in Pokhara, Nepal isq all about the 14 highest mountains in the world…all of them are at least 8,000 meters in height! Those interested in mountaineering would come to Pokhara as most of the trekking routes start from there.

    Out of the top 14 mountains, 8 are within Nepal! Since 1920 (when mountaineering was still new to the world) many researchers would come to this beautiful country to do research on things like how the mountains were formed…what the exact height of the mountain is…what minerals can be found there etc.

    Read more at http://bit.ly/2mckDh7
  • nicholas
    Sunday, Sep 15. 2019 03:13 PM
    Malaysia adopts a constitutional monarchy system that is a mixture of hereditary and elected monarchs. Malaysia consists of several administrative regions across thirteen states and three federal territories. Nine states are ruled by monarchs, four states are supervised by a Yang di-Pertua Negeri or Governor, and the Federal Government controls the remaining three federal territories.

    Read more about Malaysia monarcy at http://bit.ly/2lWGlpd
  • nicholas
    Sunday, Sep 15. 2019 03:01 PM
    Meditation puts children in touch with their most natural condition, which is free, expressive, cooperative, loving and peaceful. This is a direct counter for everything else in society that encourages them to think of only “me, me, me” from a young age, and to engage in competition which encourages division. Hence meditation is something our world desperately needs because the competition we teach children will become greed when they are adults competing to win. It’s this greed and need to win that is slowly killing our planet and destroying all of our natural resources. Hence meditation is one of the most valuable habits a child can be encouraged to learn and integrate as part of their daily life.

    Read more about Buddhist meditation in schools at http://bit.ly/2kkWlBd
  • nicholas
    Sunday, Sep 15. 2019 02:55 PM
    Contrary to popular belief, not all meditation techniques produce similar effects of body and mind. Indeed, a recent study by researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has demonstrated for the first time that different types of Buddhist meditation – namely the Vajrayana and Theravada styles of meditation – elicit qualitatively different influences on human physiology and behaviour, producing arousal and relaxation responses respectively.

    In particular, the NUS research team found that Vajrayana meditation, which is associated with Tibetan Buddhism, can lead to enhancements in cognitive performance.

    Read more about the research http://bit.ly/2lOZA4g
  • nicholas
    Saturday, Sep 14. 2019 05:11 PM
    Prevent Snakes in Your Backyard

    Artemisia Vulgaris (mugwort or common wormwood) is one of several species in the genus Artemisia which have common names that include the word mugwort. This species is also occasionally known as Felon Herb, Chrysanthemum Weed, Wild Wormwood, Old uncle Henry, Sailor’s Tobacco, Naughty Man, Old Man or St. John’s Plant (not St John’s wort).

    In some places, wormwood is considered as an invasive weed. It is a very common plant growing on nitrogenous soils such as waste places and roadsides. It is a tall herbaceous perennial plant with a woody root.

    The downside of this plant is that it is an aggressive and invasive plant that takes over wherever it is planted which leads to another issue of management control.

    http://bit.ly/2lQlrs5

  • nicholas
    Saturday, Sep 14. 2019 05:06 PM
    Not using some muscles for quite a time it’s known that they will weaken.

    A perfect example is a leg injury like a broken bone (fibula) and you’re supposed to relax and use the wheelchair for some time in order to let the bone heal. In the meantime, your muscles won’t be active and thus become weaker. This is the same with the muscles surrounding your eye lens.

    If it happens that you are wearing glasses as many do and you don’t practice exercises for your eyes, your vision will slowly weaken. Your eye muscles need practice just like every other muscle in your body.

    Read more at http://bit.ly/2mihFYH
  • nicholas
    Saturday, Sep 14. 2019 04:57 PM
    A US court has upheld a law forcing Phoenix pet stores to only sell rescue animals, giving homeless cats and dogs a better chance at a second life.

    Stores in Phoenix now cannot source animals to sell from commercial breeders.

    The decision, which was passed by Phoenix City Council in December 2013 to tackle the rising amount of homeless animals in the area, has since been upheld in the courts to the delight of animal welfare activists.

    The Humane Society of the United States senior vice president Jonathan Lovvorn has welcomed the decision by Arizona’s largest city and state capital.

    Read more at http://bit.ly/2lQkOid
  • Yee Yin
    Saturday, Sep 14. 2019 04:13 PM
    The hardest thing about being Buddhist is we have to do things differently from the norm. Like what this person says in the video, usually when people say or do bad things about us, we will react immediately to prove them right. But as a Buddhist, we should not react to encourage more conflicts. We have to give the victory to others.

    The secular environment we are is not a conducive environment for us to do our spiritual practice. It is very easy for us to slip away from our spiritual practice with all the temptation. We have to have a very strong mind to keep up with our practice.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/whats-the-hardest-thing-about-being-a-buddhist.html

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Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
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Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat\'s land here in Malaysia
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Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat's land here in Malaysia
Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
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Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Sacred Vajra Yogini
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Sacred Vajra Yogini
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Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
This is pretty amazing!

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

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

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We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
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    Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
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    This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
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    Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
  • This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
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    This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
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    Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
  • These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
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    These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 months ago
    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
    5 months ago
    Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
  • Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
    6 months ago
    Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
  • Beautiful
    6 months ago
    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
  • My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
    6 months ago
    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
    6 months ago
    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
    7 months ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    8 months ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    8 months ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    8 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.
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    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
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    8 months ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
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    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    9 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.
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    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.
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    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    This video is thought-provoking and very interesting. Watch! Thanks so much to our friends at LIVEKINDLY.
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    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
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    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
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    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
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    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
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    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    2 yearss ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
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    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    2 yearss ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    2 yearss ago
    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
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    2 yearss ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    2 yearss ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
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    2 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
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    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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Currently the youngest student in dharma class :) Lin Mun KSDS
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Currently the youngest student in dharma class :) Lin Mun KSDS
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Nice lotus sit done by the youngest class students. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Jayce is teaching dharma to student of age 11-12 years old . Lin Mun MSDS
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Students enjoyed the light exercise session. Lin Mun KSDS
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Some simple exercise before we finish our dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Grace giving some ideas on activities to Wen Yue. Lin Mun KSDS
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The children were so excited to wait for the next quiz question. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children will do prostration and recite Manjushri mantra before start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - Participants were so attentive when colouring tsa tsa. Lin Mun KSDS
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Maya painting Vajrayogini tsa tsa at the kid’s corner during Wesak day. Lin Mun KSDS
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Join us on Saturday, 24th August 2019 in celebrating International Dorje Shugden Day with an evening of auspicious and powerful pujas for abundance, prosperity, longevity and wish-fulfilment! PROGRAMME 4:00pm – Prayer Flag Puja & Lhasang Smoke Offering Ritual 5:30pm – Free vegetarian dinner 6:30pm – Gyenze Increasing Fire Puja 9:00pm – End Collectively, these pujas are a celebration of Dorje Shugden’s blessings and are highly beneficial for all sponsors and attendees. There’s really no better place to celebrate Dorje Shugden Day than in Kechara Forest Retreat, which is home to the world’s largest Dorje Shugden statue. MORE INFO: kecharaforestretreat.com/dorjeshugdenday
Teacher Jayce explained the good value from Rinpoche’s teachings. Alice, KSDS
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Teacher Jayce explained the good value from Rinpoche’s teachings. Alice, KSDS
“Be kind to animals.” Let your kids join the monthly Animal Liberation at Kechara House, Sunwaymas.
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“Be kind to animals.” Let your kids join the monthly Animal Liberation at Kechara House, Sunwaymas.
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Chern Chern learnt dharma and show the good attitudes to others. Alice, KSDS
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Encourage the kids to express their feelings and at the same instill the dharma to them. Alice, KSDS
Teacher Grace taught the participants for the DIY candles. Alice , KSDS
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Teacher Grace taught the participants for the DIY candles. Alice , KSDS
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Children recite Migtsema and Manjushri mantra before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Wen Yue led students to do key chain as part of art and craft activity. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Kien shared some photos of sangha members. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- Chinese New Year activity, calligraphy with best wishes words. Lin Mun KSDS
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