A Kecharian Pilgrimage to Wu Tai Shan

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On 13 September 2017, a group of 38 Kecharians from all over the world – Malaysia, Canada and Hong Kong – gathered at Beijing Airport, prepared to embark on a spiritual journey to the world famous Buddhist mountain Wu Tai Shan. It is a place close to our hearts because it is the earthly abode of Lord Manjushri, the Buddha of Wisdom and his emanation, the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden.

The holy Wu Tai Shan mountain is the earthly abode of Lord Manjushri, the Buddha of Wisdom

The holy Wu Tai Shan mountain is the earthly abode of Lord Manjushri, the Buddha of Wisdom

During our monthly Dorje Shugden kangso (fulfilment ritual) held in Kechara Forest Retreat, we invite Dorje Shugden from the five places where he abides to bless us. Wu Tai Shan is one of these places. Thus, we are extremely fortunate to be able to visit the abodes of Lord Manjushri and Dorje Shugden on earth with the blessings of our guru, His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche.

Lord Manjushri, the Buddha of wisdom. Click to enlarge.

Lord Manjushri, the Buddha of Wisdom. Click to enlarge.

This pilgrimage was a historical moment for Kechara as it was our first ever group pilgrimage to Wu Tai Shan in Shanxi, China. The Chinese Emperor Kangxi has previously visited Wu Tai Shan on five occasions and there are many tales about this renowned Emperor at the holy mountain. Below are just a few that we heard from the locals:

One day, the Kangxi Emperor travelled to Wu Tai Shan to visit Xian Tong Temple. Upon hearing the news, the Abbot of Xian Tong Temple quickly summoned all the monks to gather by the road leading to the temple to prepare to receive the emperor. They were all dressed in their robes, some held incense and some ritual instruments, and with melodic chanting they welcomed the emperor into the temple.

When the emperor arrived at the temple, the abbot showed him around. At the time, the monks were engaged in an ordination ceremony in the main prayer hall during which they burnt nine dots onto the newly ordained monks’ heads to symbolize that they were now ordained.

Out of curiosity, Emperor Kangxi wanted to witness this ceremony. The abbot was immediately put in a very awkward situation. He was worried that the emperor would be negatively affected after witnessing the process of burning the heads of the monks, as some would show signs of unbearable pain on their faces. While thinking of what to do, the abbot noticed that the Emperor’s face was radiant, as if he was in love. The abbot then told Emperor Kangxi that it was not suitable for him to witness the ceremony. Puzzled, the emperor asked why. Full of confidence, the abbot said,

“Your Highness, your face is radiant, you must have someone you like now. If you come to witness the ceremony, your good luck in the relationship might be affected.”

Dorje Shugden, the emanation of Manjushri. Click to picture enlarge or click here to see more.

Dorje Shugden, the emanation of Manjushri. Click to enlarge or click here for more pictures.

True enough, the Kangxi Emperor was fond of a girl he had met in Wu Tai Shan. However, he did not yet know her name. As a result, the abbot’s words made him very happy and he considered it an auspicious omen.

Emperor Kangxi immediately removed his dragon robe and offered it to the temple. He also instructed the abbot to wear the dragon robe on the 1st and 15th day of the first lunar month every year and offer incense to the Buddha on his behalf. Unfortunately, the dragon robe was stolen in 1948.

Portrait of Emperor Kangxi. Click to enlarge.

Portrait of Emperor Kangxi. Click to enlarge.

It is also said that Emperor Kangxi’s father, Emperor Shunzhi, was very sad after his favourite concubine passed away and he eventually decided to be ordained as a monk and live in Wu Tai Shan. Legend tells of how Emperor Kangxi, after being instructed by his mother, went to Wu Tai Shan to look for his father. One morning, Emperor Kangxi arrived at Zhen Hai Temple where he met a kind and gentle monk. He spoke with the monk hoping to get information about the whereabouts of his father. However, the monk was not able to tell him anything.

It was only after the emperor left the temple that he realised the monk was in fact his father. He immediately returned to the temple but was unable to find his father anywhere. He did however find a poem left in Zhen Hai Temple by his father, instructing him to return a ceramic bowl to Hua Shan Temple, where Emperor Shunzi had once broken the bowl of an old monk. Therefore, Emperor Kangxi ordered for ceramic bowls to be made in Jing De Zhen, a town famous for their ceramics, and gifted one to each of the monasteries located in Wu Tai Shan.

 

Day 1: September 12, 2017

We are leaving for Beijing to begin our holy pilgrimage tour! 32 of us are taking an evening flight to Beijing. We stayed in Beijing for a night before continuing to Wu Tai Shan, a 6.5-hour bus ride.

 

Day 2: September 13, 2017

We set our alarms to wake up early as no one wanted to be left behind! We are now 6.5 hours away from Wu Tai Shan. Was it a long bus journey? Yes. Was it tiring? Not really, because it was a trip to collect merits, so how could that be tiring? Rinpoche had told us that over 10 years ago, it had taken a group of pilgrims 13 hours to travel to Wu Tai Shan from Beijing. Our trip was only 6.5 hours, so we should consider ourselves lucky.

Wu Tai Shan is now a ‘tourist zone’, meaning that to enter Wu Tai Shan, one has to pay an entrance fees of RMB145. There are over 120 temples for us to visit in Wu Tai Shan. However, over the next couple of days, we are only planning to visit the few that are relevant to our practice.

Upon arriving in Wu Tai Shan, we visited the very first temple of the trip, Dai Luo Ding (黛螺顶). Dai Luo Ding has a very interesting history. Emperor Qian Long (son of Emperor Kangxi) had made several attempts to visit the five peaks of Wu Tai Shan to pay homage to all five forms of Manjushri. But due to harsh weather conditions, he could not make it.

Out of frustration, Emperor Qian Long instructed one of the resident monks, Venerable Qing Yun, to think of a way to fulfil his wish of praying to all five forms of Manjushri regardless of the weather conditions, and he was given five years to come up with a solution. Venerable Qing Yun agreed and on the fifth year, decided to install statues of all five forms of Manjushri in just one chapel in Dai Luo Ding. The chapel was named “Manjushri Chapel”.

Emperor Qian Long was very pleased with this solution and personally gifted samples of his calligraphy to Dai Luo Ding. Since then, it is said that visiting Dai Luo Ding is as good as visiting all five peaks of the holy mountain to pay homage to the five different forms of Manjushri.

There are two ways to travel up to Dai Luo Ding Temple. The first is by trekking up the mountainside, but most visitors opt for the second, which is travelling by cable car.

There are two ways to travel to Dai Luo Ding. The first is by trekking up the mountainside, but most visitors opt for the second, which is travelling by cable car.

Happy pilgrims at the entrance of the temple

Happy pilgrims at the entrance of the temple

A beautiful Buddha Shakyamuni statue made of sandalwood is enshrined in this hall. The walls around the statue are covered with paintings depicting the life story of Buddha Shakyamuni.

A beautiful Buddha Shakyamuni statue made of sandalwood is enshrined in this hall. The walls around the statue are covered with paintings depicting the life story of Buddha Shakyamuni.

The main chapel in Dai Luo Ding is the Manjushri Chapel, which houses the five forms of Manjushri originally located on the five different peaks of the mountain.

The main chapel in Dai Luo Ding is the Manjushri Chapel, which houses the five forms of Manjushri

From left to right: Manjushri from the Northern Peak, Manjushri Tiskna from the Central Peak, Manjushri from the Southern Peak

From left to right: Manjushri from the Northern Peak, Manjushri Tiskna from the Central Peak, Manjushri from the Southern Peak

Avalokiteshvara depicted in male form can be seen here with very rich paintings on the side.

Avalokiteshvara depicted in male form can be seen here with very rich paintings on the side.

38 Kecharians in front of the hall of Buddha Shakyamuni.

38 Kecharians in front of the hall of Buddha Shakyamuni.

 

Day 3: 14 September, 2017

Since the weather at Wu Tai Shan can be quite unpredictable, we visited the peaks first before continuing to the other temples. On this day, we visited the Eastern Peak, Northern Peak, Central Peak and Manjushri’s bathing place, as well as the location of Manjushri’s hand and foot prints.

The roads leading to the peaks are narrow and not in very good condition, therefore all pilgrims must use the appointed van service to visit the five peaks. We started the day early at 8am so we could spend more time at each site.

 

Eastern Peak

Our first stop for the day was the Eastern Peak, also known as Wang Hai Peak(望海峰)located 2,795 metres above sea level. Manjushri Tiskna (聪明文殊) or Four-armed Manjushri is believed to reside here in Wang Hai Temple (望海寺).

Stairs up to Wang Hai temple

Stairs up to Wang Hai Temple

The interior of Wang Hai temple

The interior of Wang Hai Temple

The Manjushri Tiskna shrine is right in front of the chapel

The Manjushri Tiskna shrine is right in front of the chapel

Close up of the statue

Close up of the statue

This single-story 1400-year-old chapel is located just behind the Wang Hai Temple.

This single-story 1400-year-old chapel is located just behind the Wang Hai Temple.

Pilgrims making butterlamp offerings to the ancient statue

Pilgrims making butterlamp offerings to the ancient statue

We recited the Ganglongma prayer and Manjushri’s mantra at every site we visited.

We recited the Ganglongma prayer and Manjushri’s mantra at every site we visited.

It is said that this stupa houses a hat worn by Manjushri.

It is said that this stupa houses a hat worn by Manjushri

 

Northern Peak

Located 3,061 metres above sea level, the Northern Peak is the highest among all five peaks. Here, Ling Ying Temple (灵应寺) houses the Vimala Manjushri (无垢文殊) statue in their main chapel together with four other forms of Manjushri. To the left and right of the Manjushri Chapel are the East and West Buddha Chapels.

A few kilometres away from the Manjushri Chapel is a chapel dedicated to the nagas. It is said that Lord Manjushri once took the Cooling Stone from the naga palace and placed it at Wu Tai Shan. In the process, he offended the nagas as they felt the stone belonged to them. Becoming angry, they created havoc on the holy mountain. Lord Manjushri subdued them and installed them in this chapel, where people can make offerings to appease them.

The group gathered for prayers before entering the Manjushri Chapel

The group gathered for prayers before entering the Manjushri Chapel

Dedicated devotees making prostrations before entering the chapel

Dedicated devotees making prostrations before entering the chapel

Devotees from all schools of Buddhism offering prayers to Manjushri

Devotees from all schools of Buddhism offering prayers to Manjushri

Our pilgrims took the opportunity to collect holy stones and dirt for statue insertion or to keep on their altars. It’s believed that these items are energised by the positive energy of the Buddhas.

Our pilgrims took the opportunity to collect holy stones and dirt for statue insertion or to keep on their altars. It’s believed that these items are energised by the positive energy of the Buddhas.

All five forms of Manjushri reside in this chapel

All five forms of Manjushri reside in this chapel

A special chapel dedicated to the nagas

A special chapel dedicated to the nagas

A nice group photo

A nice group photo

 

Central Peak

Yanjiao Temple(演教寺)is located on a plateau which is 2,894 metres above sea level. Even though it is a Chinese Mahayana temple, they also practice Tantra, more specifically tantric traditions from the Gelug lineage.

One of the defining features of the Central Peak is the large outdoor Manjushri Buddha statue, standing high on the mountain. It is here that a chapel dedicated to Lama Tsongkhapa and his two heart sons is located, as well as a special protector chapel housing large two-dimensional images of Dharma Protectors such as Mahakala, Kalarupa and Namtose.

The temple is in the process of expansion works to house more holy statues. There are 500 arhat statues on the ground waiting to be moved into a new dedicated chapel.

The temple is being expanded to house more holy statues. There are 500 arhat statues on the ground waiting to be moved into a new dedicated chapel.

The Hall of Buddha Shakyamuni

The Hall of Buddha Shakyamuni

Holy statues inside the hall

Holy statues inside the hall

The chapel dedicated to Lama Tsongkhapa and his two heart sons

The chapel dedicated to Lama Tsongkhapa and his two heart sons

The Protector Chapel which is under renovation

The Protector Chapel which is under renovation

A two-dimensional colourful Vajrapani relief carving on the wall

A two-dimensional colourful Vajrapani relief carving on the wall

A beautiful image of Yamantaka

A beautiful image of Yamantaka

The outdoor Manjushri is surrounded by pillars on which are carved the eight auspicious signs

The outdoor Manjushri is surrounded by pillars on which are carved the Eight Auspicious Signs

The holy outdoor statue of Lord Manjushri blessing the land

The holy outdoor statue of Lord Manjushri blessing the land

The fortunate group with huge Manjushri statue

The fortunate group with the huge Manjushri statue

 

Manjushri’s Bathing Site

This site is located in between the Northern Peak and the Eastern Peak. It is said that Manjushri used to bathe here. This is also the site of the hand and foot prints left by Manjushri, which pilgrims can touch for blessings.

The entrance to the chapel

The entrance to the chapel

It is believed that Lord Manjushri bathed in this particular spot while he was travelling to give teachings. The area was fenced by the temple, and pilgrims can see many prayers flags offered at the site.

It is believed that Lord Manjushri bathed in this particular spot while he was travelling to give teachings. Many prayers flags are offered at this site.

Pilgrims circumambulating the well

Pilgrims circumambulating the well

Close up picture of the well

Close up of the well

Devotees receiving blessings from Manjushri’s foot print left on the stone platform.

Devotees receiving blessings from Manjushri’s foot prints left on the stone platform

 

Day 4: September 15, 2017

The weather was not good at all this morning. There were thick clouds overhead and it was drizzling. We were worried that the rain might get heavier so we decided to do a short prayer and serkym offering to Dorje Shugden and request his help so that we could continue paying homage to Manjushri in the various temples as planned. The rain eased off after the prayer and we were able to depart as scheduled.

 

Western Peak

The Western Peak is where Fa Lei Temple(法雷寺)is located, on a plateau 2,773 metres above sea level. Manjushri Vadisimha (狮子吼文殊) also known as Manjushri Seated on a Lion resides in this temple. The area here is smaller compared to the other peaks of the mountain.

Fa Lei Temple is the smallest of all the five main temples on the peaks of the mountain

Fa Lei Temple is the smallest of all five main temples on the peaks of the mountain

An abandoned building

An abandoned building

Manjushri Vadisimha is housed in this chapel

Manjushri Vadisimha is housed in this chapel

One of our senior kecharians Mrs. Chuah making butterlamp offerings to Manjushri

One of our senior Kecharians, Mrs Chuah, making butterlamp offerings to Manjushri

 

Southern Peak

After visiting the Western Peak, we continued our journey to the Southern Peak. Pu Ji Temple (普济寺) is located here and this is where Jvanasattba Manjushri(聪明文殊)resides.

The entrance to Pu Ji Temple on the Southern peak

The entrance to Pu Ji Temple on the Southern Peak

A newly installed colourful statue of Manjushri in the form of a child is placed in front of the Jvanasattva statue

A newly installed colourful statue of Manjushri in the form of a child is placed in front of the Jvanasattva Manjushri statue

We were told by the resident monk that this statue of Manjushri Seated on a Lion is 1,500 years old

We were told by the resident monk that this statue of Manjushri Seated on a Lion is 1,500 years old

Our kind Kecharian pilgrims liberated birds here while reciting prayers and mantras to plant virtuous imprints in their minds

Our kind Kecharian pilgrims liberated birds here while reciting prayers and mantras to plant virtuous imprints in their mindstreams

 

Ji Xiang Temple

This is considered the largest and most comprehensive Gelug temple located on Wu Tai Shan. Ji Xiang Temple (吉祥寺), also known as Cooling Bridge (清凉桥) is located on the road to the Central and Western Peaks. The temple is 2,440 metres above sea level.

This temple has a very interesting story. According to legend, during one of Emperor Kangxi’s visits to Wu Tai Shan in search of his father Emperor Shunzhi, he lost his way on the mountain amidst heavy fog. While the emperor was trying to find his way off the mountain, an old man holding a lantern and accompanied by a tiger appeared. He guided Kangxi to a nearby temple which is now called Ji Xiang Temple.

Just as Emperor Kangxi arrived at the entrance to the temple, the old man and his tiger disappeared. Out of curiosity, the emperor explored the temple and to his surprise, he saw a statue which looked exactly like the old man who had guided him there. The emperor finally realised that it was Lord Manjushri who had emanated as an old man to save him. He immediately named the statue “Lantern Manjushri” (提笼文殊) in commemoration of the miraculous help that he had received. The original Lantern Manjushri statue was destroyed in 1966 but has since been rebuilt in recent years.

The entrance to the temple

The entrance to the temple

A five-storey high Maitreya Buddha statue is located here in this temple

A five-storey high Maitreya Buddha statue is located here in this temple

The main prayer hall

The main prayer hall

The Lantern Manjushri statue

The Lantern Manjushri statue

A hand-painted Lantern Manjushri thangka on the wall

A hand-painted Lantern Manjushri thangka on the wall

The hall dedicated to Lantern Manjushri, this hall is next to the main prayer hall

The hall dedicated to Lantern Manjushri, located next to the main prayer hall

Inside the main prayer hall

Inside the main prayer hall

 

Manjushri Cave

Manjushri Cave or rather Manjushri Temple is located at the foot of the Eastern Peak. Legend says that Lord Manjushri engaged in practice in one of the caves here. Since then, this place has become very well-known for miracles. Another story states that an arhat came to this place to meditate with his tiger and was found years later after his passing in meditation posture. Due to the great blessings from Manjushri and the arhat, many pilgrims come here to do their practice. This temple provides short-term accommodation to both pilgrims and practitioners.

An overview of site

An overview of the site

The entrance to Manjushri Cave

The entrance to Manjushri Cave

Yet another chapel dedicated to Lord Tsongkhapa and his two heart disciples

Yet another chapel dedicated to Lord Tsongkhapa and his two heart disciples

The Dharma protectors in one of the chapels at the site

The Dharma Protectors in one of the chapels at the site

A beautiful statue of Dukkar

A beautiful statue of Dukkar

The entrance leading to the actual Manjushri cave

The entrance leading to the actual Manjushri Cave

Inside of the cave

Inside the cave

 

Guan Yin Cave (Chenrezig Cave)

This site was built during the Ming Dynasty and was where His Holiness the 6th Dalai Lama engaged in his meditations when he came to Wu Tai Shan. It is also believed that Avalokiteshvara (Chenrezig) appeared at this place, hence the name.

A very small cave with an Avalokiteshvara statue in it

A very small cave with an Avalokiteshvara statue in it

Avalokiteshvara in the cave

Avalokiteshvara in the cave

Holy water, believed to blessed by Avalokiteshvara is distributed to the pilgrims by a resident monk

Holy water, believed to blessed by Avalokiteshvara, is distributed to the pilgrims by a resident monk

A holy image of Lama Tsongkhapa

A holy image of Lama Tsongkhapa

 

Day 5: September 16, 2017

After visiting all five peaks, we visited other temples located around Tai Huai Zhen (台怀镇), the town centre of Wu Tai Shan. In Tai Huai Zhen itself, there are over 50 temples. This is also the most crowded area in Wu Tai Shan, where you can find hotels, eateries and all manner of shops.

 

Wu Ye Temple (五爷庙)

This is the most crowded temple in Wu Tai Shan and is dedicated to the nagas, who are said to be very powerful and who grant the wishes of those who pray there. As Buddhists, we do not pray or make wishes to nagas as they are unenlightened beings; however, we can still visit the temple as tourists.

The naga king loves to watch Chinese opera, this theatre is specially dedicated to the naga king here

As the naga king loves watching Chinese opera, this theatre is specially dedicated to the naga king

 

Guang Ren Temple(广仁寺)

Guang Ren Temple is a Gelug temple built by Emperor Kangxi. It used to be the monk quarters of Lou Hou Temple, housing monks who came from Tibet and Mongolia on pilgrimage before it became a temple in its own right. It is currently managed by Tibetan monks.

The entrance of the temple

The entrance of the temple

Inside the main prayer hall

Inside the main prayer hall

 

Xian Tong Temple(显通寺)

This is the biggest temple in Wu Tai Shan and was first built during the Han Dynasty. Xian Tong Temple is one of the important properties protected by the Chinese government for its historical value. It is also one of the oldest Buddhist monasteries in China, built around 70 CE.

The main hall of Xian Tong Temple houses statues of Buddha Shakyamuni, the Medicine Buddha and Maitreya.

The main hall of Xian Tong Temple houses statues of Buddha Shakyamuni, the Medicine Buddha and Maitreya.

The thousand-arm Manjushri

The Thousand-arm Manjushri

The Manjushri of Nectar (甘露文殊) statue

The Manjushri of Nectar (甘露文殊) statue

The gold copper chapel located at the top of Xian Tong Temple

The gold copper chapel located at the top of Xian Tong Temple

Manjushri Seated on a Lion resides in this gold copper chapel, surrounded by thousands of miniature Buddha statues mounted on the wall

Manjushri Seated on a Lion resides in this gold copper chapel, surrounded by thousands of miniature Buddha statues mounted on the walls

Xian Tong Temple is situated on 43,700 square metres of land

Xian Tong Temple is situated on 43,700 square metres of land

The holy Kangyur text is kept in this building

The holy Kangyur text is kept in this building

Different forms of Manjushri

Different forms of Manjushri

 

Ta Yuan Temple(塔院寺)

Ta Yuan Temple is famous for its great white pagoda stupa (also called Buddha Shakyamuni’s Holy Bone Relics Stupa) that was built by King Ashoka.

There is also another holy stupa located in this temple i.e. Manjushri’s Hair Stupa. It is said that Manjushri emanated as a pregnant lady and came to this temple with two small children and a dog to beg for food during the temple’s annual food-giving event. The pregnant lady didn’t have any money so she cut her hair, offered it to the monk in charge, told the monk that she was in a hurry, and to please give her the food before the food-giving event started.

Out of compassion, the monk gave the pregnant lady three portions of food, one for her and two for her children. After they finished the food, the pregnant lady asked for another portion for the dog. Although the monk was reluctant, he gave her the food nonetheless. Then the pregnant lady asked for yet another portion, claiming that her unborn baby needed to eat too!

This time the monk couldn’t stand it anymore, so he shouted at the pregnant lady and said that she was very greedy. He had given her so much food and yet here she was asking for more for the baby who was still in her womb. How could an unborn baby be able to eat the food?

After the monk had finished shouting, the pregnant lady rose into the sky and transformed into Manjushri; the dog transformed into the lion that Manjushri rides on; and the two children turned into the two assistants of Manjushri. Manjushri then asked the monk why he did not see all sentient beings equally, and told him that as long as he did not develop Bodhicitta and equanimity, he would not gain realisations. The monk was very regretful for what he had done. To demonstrate his regret, he built a stupa and put the hair offered by Manjushri inside it. It has been called Manjushri’s Hair Stupa ever since.

The great white stupa

The great white stupa

Prayer wheels are installed around the stupa for devotees to circumambulate

Prayer wheels are installed around the stupa for devotees to circumambulate

A small shrine built around the White Stupa for people to make offerings

A small shrine built around the White Stupa for visitors to make offerings

Manjushri’s Hair Stupa

Manjushri’s Hair Stupa

 

Luo Hou Temple(啰侯寺)

Luo Hou Temple was built during the Tang Dynasty. According to legend, Luo Hou Temple was built at the spot where Manjushri gave a discourse with a magic lantern. The temple was named after Rahula, Buddha Shakyamuni’s son, which in Chinese is pronounced Luo Hou Luo (罗候罗) or “a place where all living creatures can avoid torment.”

 

Pu Sa Ding(菩萨顶)

Pu Sa Ding Temple is the largest Tibetan temple in Wu Tai Shan, situated on Lingjiu Peak (or Vulture Peak). Pu Sa Ding used to be the royal temple and the Chinese emperors would stay here when they visited Wu Tai Shan. The previous Panchen Lama has given teachings here as well.

108 steps leading to the entrance of Pu Sa Ding

108 steps leading to the entrance of Pu Sa Ding

Breathtaking view of Tai Huai Zhen from Pu Sa Ding

Breathtaking view of Tai Huai Zhen from Pu Sa Ding

Their main prayer hall

The main prayer hall

Hall dedicated to Lord Tsongkhapa

Hall dedicated to Lord Tsongkhapa

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Day 6: September 17, 2017)

This was the last day of our pilgrimage to Wu Tai Shan. Before we left for Beijing International Airport, we had two more sites to visit. First we visited Fomu Cave (Vajrayogini Cave) then Zhen Hai Temple.

 

Fomu Cave (Vajrayogini Cave)

The inner cave is a natural limestone cave with a depth of 15 metres, height of 4 metres and width of 5 metres. The inner cave is believed to be the manifestation of Vajrayogini’s womb. There is a larger outer cave that connects to the inner cave.

In the past, visitors could climb in and out of the inner cave, symbolising being reborn and starting anew. It is said that Changkya Rolpai Dorje meditated on Vajrayogini in this very cave and had a vision of the divine lady. It is also said that many high practitioners who came to this cave to meditate had visions as well.

A few months ago, the inner cave was closed until further notice for safety reasons. However, we could still pay homage to Vajrayogini outside the inner cave to receive her blessings.

Note: Changkya Rolpai Dorje is one of the previous incarnations of Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche.

The 1,080 stairs to climb up to Fomu Cave temple

1,080 steps up to Fomu Cave Temple

Pilgrims can opt to travel to the cave using cable car

Pilgrims can opt to reach the cave via cable car

Before entering Fomu Cave, we gathered to recite the Tea Offering to Vajrayogini

Before entering Fomu Cave, we gathered to recite the Tea Offering to Vajrayogini

The outer cave leading to inner cave

The outer cave leading to the inner cave

Pilgrims can gather at this outer cave to make offerings, prayers and meditate

Pilgrims can gather in the outer cave to make offerings, recite prayers and meditate

Photo taken from far: the inner cave, which can only fit six people at one time

Photo taken from far: the inner cave, which can only fit six people at one time

 

Zhen Hai Temple

Zhen Hai Temple is a place of worship belonging to the Gelugpa tradition. It houses ancient Indian statues including the male form of Chenrezig. The temple also houses the Changkya Stupa containing Changkya Rolpai Dorje’s relics and two pine trees that were planted by this great lama.

It is very meritorious to be able to come here to circumambulate the stupa of Changkya Rolpai Dorje, who was one of the previous incarnations of Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche. Of course, all of us made light offerings at the temple too.

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This stupa contains the holy relics of Changkya Rolpai Dorje

This stupa contains the holy relics of Changkya Rolpai Dorje

Pilgrims circumambulating the stupa

Pilgrims circumambulating the stupa

The rare statue of the male form of Chenrezig

A rare statue of the male form of Chenrezig

Before leaving Zhen Hai Temple, we recited the King of Prayers to conclude our Wu Tai Shan pilgrimage. It was a very fruitful trip and we had the opportunity to make many offerings and prayers at each site, and visit many old and holy temples. Rinpoche always advises us that if we like to travel, then travel for spiritual reasons. When we do so, we gain more than just nice memorie; we also collect good karma, we accumulate merit, and we make a stronger connection with the Three Jewels for our future lives.

We recited the King of prayers before leaving this last temple of the trip, which was followed by a short Dharma sharing by Pastor Yek Yee in Mandarin and Pastor Han Nee in English

We recited the King of Prayers before leaving the last temple of the trip, followed by a short Dharma sharing by Pastor Yek Yee in Mandarin and Pastor Han Nee in English

 
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  1. Joy on Nov 23, 2018 at 1:49 am

    Mantras in the waters of Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia

    Mantras represent the blessings of the enlightened beings in the form of sound. When we recite mantras they stimulate the various parts of our body to heal itself, to clear itself, to purify itself and to gain higher states of consciousness. Therefore, mantras are very powerful. They can be written, visualised or recited out aloud. The mantras of enlightened beings bless ordinary beings, animals, ethereal or formless beings and everyone in the environment.

    In Kechara Forest Retreat, Malaysia, we have a koi fish pond, on which sits a magnificent statue of Manjushri, the Buddha of Wisdom. When the fish circumambulate around Manjushri they are blessed by his divine presence. At the same time, people who come to visit the pond and circumambulate around Manjushri receive the same blessings.

    Along with the Manjushri fish pond, we also have a lake in Kechara Forest Retreat. In the middle of this lake is a Shakyamuni Buddha statue. In both these places we have placed Manjushri mantra stones underneath submerged under the water so that the animals, humans and beings who circumambulate these holy statues, not only circumambulate the images of the Buddhas but also sacred mantras. The is done in order to plant the seeds of enlightenment in their mindstreams so that in the future they are able to realise Bodhicitta, the realisation of Emptiness and higher states of consciousness. So, I thought I would share this little video with everyone. Thank you.

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  2. Joy on Nov 23, 2018 at 1:49 am

    This video, narrated in Chinese, features Manjushri mantra stones. These are stones carved with the sacred mantra of Manjushri, the Buddha of Wisdom. The mantra of any Buddha is basically the manifestation of the enlightened being in the form of sound. Therefore, Manjushri’s mantra embodies the special qualities of his transcendent wisdom. Offering of these mantras stones is likened to an offering of Manjushri-like speech to the Three Jewels.

    Sponsoring and offering such stones has the benefit of gaining deeper insight into spiritual practice, improving one’s memory, critical thinking, creativity, language and the purification of negative karma related to speech. It also promotes the development of powerful speech that has a positive impact on others.

    In the video we see mantra stones placed at the majestic Four-armed Manjushri statue in Kechara Forest Retreat, Malaysia. The more stones are offered there, the more benefit it brings to the person circumambulating and paying homage to Lord Manjushri. These stones are available at Naropa’s Cave in Kechara Forest Retreat and can be offered to the statue of Manjushri here just as you see in the video.

    Tsem Rinpoche
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  3. Wai Meng Wan on Dec 16, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    May many Buddhist be able to visit Wu Tai Shan in all lives and open up dormant seeds to practice the buddha dharma.

  4. Pastor Lim Han Nee on Dec 15, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    With the blessings of our Spiritual Guide, Tsem Rinpoche and Dorje Shugden,we, Kecharian pilgrims, had a smooth and successful visit to Wu Tai Shan. Wu Tai Shan abounds with holy sites -monasteries, temples, shrines, stupas and caves, many of which date back more than 1000 years.

    Moving around in pilgrimage and beholding 1000 plus year old statues/thangkas of Manjushri and the holy beings , there appeared to me a seamless border between legend and history. Throughout my trip , my thoughts revolved around how this was the abode of Manjushri and hence the abode of Dorje Shugden. In fact the incarnation of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen ,after he arose as Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden to protect the rare and precious teachings of Manjushri Tsongkhapa, was as Emperor Kangxi. Emperor Kangxi made five pilgrimages to Wu Tai Shan!

    The whole blessed and sacred trip was a whirl of visiting all the holy sites, including the site where Manjushri had stopped to bathe -prostrating, praying, reciting mantras, circumambulating, offering butter lamps. All the time , the presence of Dorje Shugden was so strongly felt. For me it was strongest when we visited Ji Xiang Temple , where , according to legend, Emperor Kangxi had got lost and was guided back to the safety of this temple by Manjushri in the form of an old man with a lantern!

    Also, I experienced a complete surrender of self and ego to Guru and Dorje Shugden, when I was 3/4 s up the steep flights of steps to reach the Kuan Yin Shrine. As I felt my breath giving way, I just let go. Then somehow , I was at the top.

    At the Fomu cave of Vajryogini, there was a whole deep sense of peace and homecoming.
    Thank you the Gift Team for organizing a trip to the last perfect detail.

  5. Stella Cheang on Dec 5, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    Thank you for this sharing of WuTaiShan, the abode of Lord Manjusrhi. There are indeed many sites on WuTaiShan that we should not miss, especially the five peaks where each peak is the abode of an unique form of Manjushri. I hope everyone has the chance to visit WuTaiShan to invoke upon the blessing of Lord Manjushri.

  6. Anne Ong on Dec 3, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    Rejoice to see so many Kecharians on a pilgrimage to Wu Tai San . Abode of Lord Manjushri, the Buddha of Wisdom. Thsnk you very much Rinpoche and blog writers for sharing this beautiful pictures and blessed five peak mountain. 🙏🙏👍

  7. Irene Lim on Nov 29, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    Wu Tai Shan the abode of Manjushri/Dorje Shugden is a wonderful Buddhist Power Place. I pray that the place will inspire and energise the prilgrims with wisdom and bodhicitta so they may be one with Manjushri swiftly.

  8. Karenc on Nov 28, 2017 at 4:26 am

    We will be having pilgrimage to Wutaishan on yearly basis. Do contact anyone in the Gift team of Tsem Ladrang if you’re interested, or you can call Kechara House @ 03-7803 3908 to leave your contact details with the Front Desk, and we will contact you. Thank you.

  9. Samfoonheei on Nov 24, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    Reading these beautiful article reminds me of my wonderful pilgrimage there with the rest of my dharma brothers and sisters. In fact the very moment I was informed of the trip ,I jumped and registered myself. Feeling so excited and did google searched and studied Rinpoche blog to know more. My very first pilgrimage organised by kechara and was a historical moment for Kechara as it was their first ever group pilgrimage to Wu Tai Shan in Shanxi, China.. Even though it over months ago yet I always thinks of those beautiful Manjushri statues,Shakyamuni.. and many more.
    Feeling wonderful, blessed been able to see those beautiful Holy place and monasteries with interesting stories behind each of them. I am truly blessed to have gone on this pilgrimage with all the devoted Kecharains ,Pastor Yek Yee and Pastor Han Nee having the same objectives. As we hope we do make a stronger connection with the Three Jewels . I had a wonderful time ,visiting all the holy sites, making offerings and enjoying the company of my newly found friends. I will always treasured those beautiful moments spend with them. I would take this opportunity to thank especially our Guru H.E Tsem Rinpoche for his blessing and prayers. And also the organizing team Sock Wan,Karen,Wylfred , Jerry .
    Pilgrimage to Wu Tai Shan is worth going as Wu Tai San is one of the place where Dorje Shugden abides and the abodes of Lord Manjushri. Any how the best holy place and pilgrimage is still where our Guru resides.
    Thank you Rinpoche and writers for sharing this article and those beautiful photos.

    • Karenc on Nov 28, 2017 at 4:23 am

      Hi Sam, thanks for your encouraging comment. It was due to the blessing of our guru, we were able to have such a blessed and smooth pilgrimage to Wutaishan. It was really nice having all of you in the group to Wutaishan, at least it was not just a mundane trip where we just enjoy the scenery, eat, take pictures, rest in hotel and that’s it. We travelled with good purpose 🙂

  10. So Kin Hoe (KISG) on Nov 21, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche and writer for producing and sharing the article about the pilgrimage trip to Wu Tai Shan with many pictures of beautiful Buddha statues, holy sites, ancient temples and interesting stories about Chinese Emperor Kangxi and Emperor Qian Long visiting Wu Tai Shan during their reign in China. By reading this article, we can get closer to Manjushri Buddha and other Buddhas with the blessing and protection receive from the Three Jewels as if we have arrived at Wu Tai Shan.

    The holy story of Manjushri’s Hair Stupa coming from Ta Yuan Temple leaves the deepest motivation in my mind that we must help and lift the sufferings endured by other sentient beings compassionately and sincerely without having the eight worldly concerns, which are desire for pleasure, avoiding for pain, desire for gain, avoiding for loss, desire for praise, avoiding from getting blamed, desire for fame and avoiding from bad reputation. I truly rejoice for those pilgrims who have successfully completed their pilgrimage trip and able to spread the blessings manifesting from Wu Tai Shan by sharing their experience with their family members and friends, giving away the holy items as gift to others and most importantly, planting more Dharma imprints into their mind for the benefits of future lifetimes.

    May many Buddhist pilgrims and other worldwide travelers able to set foot on Wu Tai Shan to pay homage to the Manjushri Buddha, create closer connections with the Three Jewels, and receive the blessing to accumulate merits and purify karma with the motivation of achieving higher attainments and ultimately heading towards the enlightenment in current and many future lifetimes.

    Humbly with folded hands,
    kin hoe

  11. Fong on Nov 18, 2017 at 10:48 am

    Wonders, history and spirituality of Wu Tai San encompassed here. The connection between Wu Tai San and the Emperors Kangxi and Qianlong goes a long way and has benefited both the emperors, the monasteries and the people of China in the olden days and continues to do so as the monasteries and gifted presented continues to draw people to the area. Some people come for the spirituality, some come for the scenery, some come for the royal connection but all are blessed.

    Thank you for sharing this pilgrimage and the beautiful photos of the various sites at Wu Tai San, Manjushri’s abode on Earth.

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    Thursday, Jun 20. 2019 03:14 AM
    Eating eat is actually eating a dead body if we think deeper. Since we have a choice, why choose to eat meat? The biggest animals in the world, the elephants are vegetarian, if elephants can survive on a vegetarian diet, why can’t we? Let’s be kind and stop eating meat.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/i-dont-eat-my-friends-tenzin-palmo-on-being-a-vegetarian.html
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    Thursday, Jun 20. 2019 02:17 AM
    22 years ago, the Tibetan leadership CTA (Central Tibetan Administration) imposed a ban on Dorje Shugden. Whoever still wants to do the practice will be ostracised by the CTA and the Tibetan community. Dorje Shugden ban has created disharmony and caused conflict among the Tibetans. Many friends and family are separated because some want to continue to practice Dorje Shugden, some don’t want to. The ban doesn’t only affect the Tibetans, it affects all Dorje Shugden practitioners.

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    Thursday, Jun 20. 2019 02:16 AM
    Who is Vajrayogini? What do you know about her? Vajrayogini is a higher tantric practice that is very suitable for modern people. Her practice is short but powerful. Many high lamas such as Pabongka Rinpoche, Trijang Rinpoche, Zong Rinpoche are Vajrayogini practitioners. Even though untold, but after Lama Tsongkhapa passed away, it was found that he was also a strong Vajrayogini practitioner. In the past, people without the initiation to Vajrayogini practice would not be able to see her image. But Tsem Rinpoche is very kind to introduce us to Vajrayogini so we can connect to her. If we don’t have the good fortune to receive her practice in this life, hopefully, we will be able to do her practice in our future life.

    Want to learn more about Vajrayogini? Go here: https://bit.ly/1Npeio7
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    Kandy in Sri Lanka is a beautiful and balmy city popular amongst spiritual, cultural, and nature seekers. One of the most important sites in Kandy is the golden-roofed Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa) where one can visit the most important Buddhist relic – a tooth of the Buddha. It is believed that by making offerings and prayers to the Buddha’s sacred relics, one will be blessed and protected.

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  • nicholas
    Wednesday, Jun 19. 2019 11:39 PM
    A particular place can be considered holy when at least one of the following criteria is met:

    1) Someone had engaged in intensive meditation to generate higher insight and state of mind (e.g., love, compassion, and bodhicitta) in the area and therefore infused positive energy into the place.
    2) Someone had a pure vision of a holy being (for example, a Buddha, a Mahasiddha, daka, or dakini) and/or received teachings from the holy being(s) in the area. This would have imbued the place with the energy and blessings of the holy beings and/or teachings.
    3) A place where holy beings abide or where supernatural beings engaged in virtuous activities, which blessed the place with positive energy.
    4) The place was blessed or consecrated by a highly realised being who invited the enlightened beings to reside there.

    When visiting places that have been blessed, visitors can feel a sense of peace, happiness, healing, and well-being from the positive energy of that environment. It can also leave a spiritual imprint or open up an existing positive imprint in the minds of visitors or pilgrims, which can help spur them on their spiritual path.

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  • nicholas
    Wednesday, Jun 19. 2019 10:51 PM
    On 13 September 2017, a group of 38 Kecharians from all over the world – Malaysia, Canada and Hong Kong – gathered at Beijing Airport, prepared to embark on a spiritual journey to the world famous Buddhist mountain Wu Tai Shan. It is a place close to our hearts because it is the earthly abode of Lord Manjushri, the Buddha of Wisdom and his emanation, the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden.

    During our monthly Dorje Shugden kangso (fulfilment ritual) held in Kechara Forest Retreat, we invite Dorje Shugden from the five places where he abides to bless us. Wu Tai Shan is one of these places. Thus, we are extremely fortunate to be able to visit the abodes of Lord Manjushri and Dorje Shugden on earth with the blessings of our guru, His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche.

    Read more at https://bit.ly/2ISeApL
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    Wednesday, Jun 19. 2019 04:57 PM
    Thank you for sharing this article.You have pointed it correctly that many live in denial of their wrong doing and pretend it never happened. What makes regrets more beautiful is how we learn from it .

    Simply regret does not bring us any where or improve the situation. Regret is not a punishment. Repair what we damaged. Accept our fault. Learn a lesson and never repeat that mistake.

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    Wednesday, Jun 19. 2019 04:54 PM
    Thank you so much for this article. By reading this article, i get to know that Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen was the last of the Drepung Zimkhang Gongma line of incarnations. In one of his previous lifetimes as Dulzin Drakpa Gyaltsen the leading disciple of Lama Tsongkhapa, he made a firm commitment to protect Lama Tsongkhapa’s special teaching of Nagarjuna’s Middle Way view.

    It was said that he did so on the behest of the Protector Nechung who manifested as a white dove and hovered over one of Lama Tsongkhapa’s teachings. Later on Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen explained to Nechung that he did not have it in him to generate wrathful energy, which was necessary to become a Protector. Thank you.

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    Wednesday, Jun 19. 2019 04:36 PM
    Thank you for this article. It is true that Dalai Lama once made a public statement that the practice of Dorje Shugden is malevolent and that it should be stopped. Why? After that resolutions and constitutions to persecute and ostracize those who do not abide by the demands of the Tibetan leadership has been done.

    Actually this article aims to give insight, with supporting evidence, to reveal the glaring suffering that is a direct consequence of the Tibetan leadership’s prohibition of Dorje Shugden’s practice which is presented without a doubt, that despite continued denials by Tibetan authorities. Thank you.

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    Bigfoot cafe in Bentong town promotes vegetarianism where it is a diet of compassion, primarily because animal lives need not be sacrificed to provide us with sustenance and to please our taste buds. In addition, we are kinder to ourselves by eating better and healthier. Thank you.

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    Wednesday, Jun 19. 2019 03:52 PM
    We are so blessed to have the statues of Buddha Nageshvaraja and Loma Gyonma here in Kechara Forest Retreat,Having these blessed Statues at KFR will helps to create a prosperous environment and full of peaceful healing energies

    Kechara Forest Retreat have become a healing place for people.This have set a milestones for us to be a Buddha. Many people will be benefited because of Buddha Nageshvaraja and Loma Gyonma.

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    Wednesday, Jun 19. 2019 02:37 PM
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    Generally, the ghost is perceived to be the non-corporeal manifestation of a person who has died. According to folklore, Chinese ghosts are usually malevolent in nature, cause harm and create chaos for the living. The ancient Chinese were huge believers in ghosts as they thought that when a person died, their soul would journey across a bridge to the afterlife.

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    Thank you Rinpoche and the blog team for sharing this picture. It is inspiring to see how devoted Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo to her guru. She has lived in solitary retreat for over 12 years in the mountains, and her attainments are incredible. I enjoyed reading her book very much, which is fascinating to know what happened when one lives in solitude for so long. What did they do to spend their time and what kind of problems they encounter during those years up in the mountain?

    In her book, it was mentioned that the 8th Khamtrul Rinpoche referred to her as “his nun” before. It seems that the relationship between Jetsunma and her guru has a long history which extends beyond 1 lifetime. When Jetsunma first met the young 9th Khamtrul Rinpoche, the young Rinpoche also said the same thing to her.

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    It is said that if we make big Buddha, we can also collect more merits. Therefore, if we can afford, we should make a big statue. Merit is important especially for a Dharma practitioner. We need merit to support our spiritual practice.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/amazing-huge-amitabha-buddha-on-the-roof-of-vietnam

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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
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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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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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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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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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文冬野人咖啡厅开张了!- https://bit.ly/2IRGdBM
Click on this picture and read about this very sad girl. Please offer your prayers for her to take a good rebirth. Tsem Rinpoche
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Click on this picture and read about this very sad girl. Please offer your prayers for her to take a good rebirth. Tsem Rinpoche
Bigfoot cafe in Bentong, Malaysia-Delicious vegetarian food in a beautiful setting- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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Bigfoot cafe in Bentong, Malaysia-Delicious vegetarian food in a beautiful setting- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
Tsem Rinpoche\'s personal shrine.
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Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
In Kechara Forest Retreat- Bentong, Malaysia, we have a beautiful outdoor offering grotto dedicated to Lord Dorje Shugden who fulfills the wishes of many visitors- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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In Kechara Forest Retreat- Bentong, Malaysia, we have a beautiful outdoor offering grotto dedicated to Lord Dorje Shugden who fulfills the wishes of many visitors- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Guhya Manjushri of the Forbidden City| 密德文殊室利佛- https://bit.ly/2J3HIvM
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Guhya Manjushri of the Forbidden City| 密德文殊室利佛- https://bit.ly/2J3HIvM
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Indonesia 308,741
Germany 200,481
France 177,570
Vietnam 168,370
Taiwan 166,723
Brazil 166,417
Thailand 163,322
Mongolia 129,280
Italy 127,238
Portugal 125,331
Spain 120,867
Turkey 109,237
Netherlands 107,884
Russia 86,004
Romania 84,722
Hong Kong 81,670
Sri Lanka 79,343
South Africa 72,441
Mexico 70,399
United Arab Emirates 69,188
New Zealand 67,224
Myanmar (Burma) 66,562
Switzerland 63,584
Japan 59,463
Cambodia 57,305
South Korea 56,304
Bangladesh 51,167
Pakistan 50,235
Egypt 44,898
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