Ani Ngawang Pema – 45 years solitary retreat

Sep 2, 2014 | Views: 7,446

(By Tsem Rinpoche)

Yesterday, I was sent this incredibly inspirational person by a friend. The video was of a beautiful nun who stayed in solitary meditation for 45 years!!

When she was younger, she was sought after by many suitors because of her beauty. She was known as the most beautiful girl in the Khumbu region (northeast of Nepal). Sons from many rich and famous families would seek her marriage… There was one particular wealthy merchant who had the power to demand for her marriage. Instead of jumping at the chance to live a potential life of wealth and luxuries, she instead escaped that life through hole of a cliff-side latrine! She then ran to a monastery to practice Dharma. Imagine, with no way to escape she went through a hole in the ground filled with urine and excrement…

Being in solitary retreat for 45 years, she became a legend in the region. Every traveler towards Mount Everest would go pay homage at her hut… receive blessings, recite prayers, circumambulate her small hut etc. But they would never see her.

No one had seen her, no one had ever had the chance to interview or take photographs of her till the filming of National Geography’s documentary called “Light at the Edge of the World”.

The beautiful nun’s name is Ani Ngawang Pema. She was a student of His Holiness Trulshik Rinpoche. On 19th November 2012, she entered tugdam (controlled death of a highly realized being) after a long illness… and after she entered tugdam, Trulshik Rinpoche instructed for her body not to be touched for 7 days. Only her personal attendant and another monk were allowed into her retreat house during this period. After that, the public were allowed to enter to pay their last respects.

This holy nun did what I wanted to do my whole life which is to enter retreat. I was not given permission by my teachers to do so. I have asked many times but was not given permission. I would love to enter retreat. As a young boy in New Jersey, I use to seek places in nature to meditate. I like forests near lakes. I would go often to meditate in parks near lakes or just on my bed at home. I liked the mountains. I have always wanted to live in the mountains to enter retreat. I feel a draw or a calling to go to the mountains as if this is my real home, where I belong.

Seeing this blessed video brought tremendous tears to my eyes as she has not wasted her life and I wished so much to follow her example. She has blessed me and given me so much inspiration to do the same. To do the same would be my wish.

Tsem Rinpoche

 

 

Ani Ngawang Pema seen for the first time in 45 years

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See this short video of her. It’s wonderfully blessed!


Light at the Edge of the World – Full Documentary

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Beautiful nun… Ani Ngawang Pema

Ani in her small hut…

 

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  1. Samfoonheei on Aug 12, 2020 at 2:08 pm

    Very inspiring nun Ani Ngawang Pema a Tibetan Buddhist who stayed in solitary meditation for 45 years. Once in a while it’s good to remind ourselves that there are true spiritual seekers in the world today. She was a student of H.H Trulshik Rinpoche. She was known as the most beautiful girl when she was young in the northeast of Nepal. Many rich and famous families would seek her marriage but she chose a monastery life instead to practice Dharma. Later she stayed in a small hut in solitary meditation for 45 years where nobody see her at all. Soon she became a legend and every one who passed her hut to receive blessings, recite prayers and even circumambulate her small hut.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring post.

  2. Jacinta on Jul 13, 2018 at 12:10 am

    Her name is always in my mind and I will come back to this article from time to time and I rejoice for her sincerely..

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing about her path to enlightenment.

  3. Samfoonheei on May 29, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    Wow……amazing how Ani Ngawang Pema did her 45 years solitary retreat in a removate place up in the mountains.Inspiring …. she did it to benefits others and all sentient beings from sufferings. That is really wonderful which i do admired her.Practicing Dharma almost her entire life for 45 long years.
    Its a good video which i do enjoyed watching her courageous and determination self interviewed.
    Thank you for sharing the beautiful story of Ani Ngawang Pema.

  4. Alice Tay on Jan 5, 2017 at 11:02 pm

    This is amazing and inspiring to stay in solitary meditation for 45 years!!

    We should be grateful that if we have the chance to do retreat. As per Rinpoche’s teachings, do retreat on our ego. Through the retreat, we can see our mind, observe our mind and eventually transform our mind. This is important because it is very beneficial and help us to live away from ignorance.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this nice sharing.

  5. Lin Mun on Jan 5, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the story of Ani Ngawang Pema. It is really amazing to have a 45 years solitary retreat. She did it purely to practise dharma and reciting mantra to benefit others. So compassionate. Doing her very best to relieve the suffering of others.

  6. Chris Chong on Mar 8, 2016 at 12:27 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing the story of Ani Ngawang Pema and the documentary video.

    Being in 45 years of solitary retreat is no joke. From the video, I understand that she does only Avalokiteshvara’s mantra and sincerely pray for the liberation of all sentient being’s suffering. She told the interviewer that she keep it simple in her practice and remain in the Buddha’s mind, Buddha’s nature.

    Her advice is very profound. There are many practices in Buddhism that we can do but the most important thing is to tap into our buddha nature. Even with one simple mantra, we can acheive results like Ani Ngawang Pema’s.

    Humbly,
    Chris

  7. Vinnie Tan on Dec 3, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    While reading the story of Ani Ngawang Pema makes me remember the incredible stories of Nangsa Obum, Karma Wangpo, and Shungsep Jetsun (https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/3-yoginis.html), especially so for the story of Nangsa Obum.

    Ani-la’s story is similar in the sense that she was being forced to get married with a rich merchant as well just like Nangsa, but Ani-la is very lucky to be able to have escaped from the marriage to practice what she likes which is dharma. It is really incredible as even at an older age when the video is being filmed, she is still very sharp and full of energy unlike the elders that do not practice the dharma.

    Just by watching and looking at her pictures, it really brings tears to my eyes. The kind of energy that she gives off is just amazing. It is really true that from retreats one is able to find that inner self that brings us peace and happiness.

    To be afraid of the loneliness is just a form of our negative karma that is arising. As through retreats, the sense of peace that we are able to get is way more then what our samsaric want of company can give us. Personally when I did my retreats, there was no urge of wanting to be talking to people. It is like when being quiet and left alone, it feels even better as there are no worries of creating negative karma while doing the retreats as well.

    Here are some of the tips that we can make use when we do retreats: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/5-practical-tips-for-a-spiritual-retreat.html

  8. Denise Kuek on Feb 7, 2015 at 1:56 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this story. This made me think about what is the meaning of life. When I thought about how can this beautiful nun did this? How can she bear the loneliness? Then suddenly I found out that probably the ordinary people feel the loneliness as we have attachment and expectation, that is why we are lonely, when we let go everything, that is no fear and loneliness, but so sad to say that is not easy to let go especially nowadays people have so many commitments but since I know attachment is not gonna make me happy, I try and I learn to let go.

  9. Urgen Sherpa on Dec 3, 2014 at 8:44 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Ani Ngawang Pema stayed in Solitary Meditation for 50 years. She passed away at the age of 82 (I guess).
    At the time of her death, she stayed in Thukdam for eight days.
    Thank you.

    Urgen Sherpa

    • Chimmi on Jun 8, 2021 at 8:35 pm

      Ani Ngawang is my grandmother’s youngest sister and I regret that I never got to meet her and take her blessings.
      Chimmi

  10. Wan Wai Meng on Nov 13, 2014 at 3:22 am

    If any human had a quality that is of value and distinguishes them from others, not many people will run away from such an ‘easy’ life. But this Ani sure did that, which in a way quite similar to what Shakyamuni did to leave his comfortable home, palace and comforts. Her renunciation is very powerful.

  11. Karen Gan on Sep 10, 2014 at 11:35 am

    不以美貌为傲;不被世俗价值观牵绊;45年的闭关禅修,Ani Ngawang 的勇气和毅力让她找到了心灵上的快乐与宁静,也得到了怔悟。她将一生奉献给佛法并利益众生,是值得很多人去学习的榜样。

  12. Ai Nin on Sep 5, 2014 at 10:28 am

    一些地方激烈戰争,有些遭嚴重疾病威脅,帶耒极度伤害痛䒷。有些地方充滿法喜,
    ,Ani Ngawang Pema选擇放弃短暂的快乐.争取闭关坐禪修。
    混在种种的杂事、杂念、搖晃、混乱、恐犋中或相反的清澈的思绪、內心的寜靜、周遭的清静。
    (为什庅是45年? 不是4.5年) 也把祈愿回向众生。
    谢谢仁诐切这篇贴文。

  13. Michael on Sep 4, 2014 at 10:49 am

    Dear Venerable Rinpoche, pls enlighten me why your teacher discouraged you to enter retreat? In fact, the nun could still meet people after so many years in solitude. She can teach better by good example. Your exposure to many years of mundane life can allow your to teach much profound Dhamma teaching.
    I had attended a 10 day retreat at the age of 30 but I reached the state of calm that I could not sensed my breath and body on the fourth day. A decision came to me whether I should renounce or go back to assist others like my mum or friends to reach this stage of bliss. Once I am back to daily life, there is so much duties and it is difficult to help myself, not to mention others because I may have the blessing to have a glimpse of the path but I am not walking it. Now I am 44. Life is shortening….

  14. Pee Bee Chong on Sep 3, 2014 at 11:21 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing. I admire for Ani Ggwang Perma for her consistency, compassion and imprint that she was able to retreat in an isolated hut for 45 years to dedicate her prayers to free all sentient being from inner and outer suffering.

    Same to Rinpoche, we would like to thank you Rinpoche for your compassion, kindness and the hardship that you have to endure to pursue and teach Dharma in order to benefit all sentient beings. May Rinpoche healthy, happy, long life and continue to turn the wheel of Dharma.

  15. Hee TS on Sep 3, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    感谢仁波切的分享,真的佩服 Ani Ngawang Pema 的勇气及决心, 進入闭关長達45年,幾乎一世人的时间,尤如進入终生監禁般。她为了造福人群,一心求法,望却自身的五官享樂,可是菩提心的化现 .

  16. Soon Huat (Penang) on Sep 3, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    Thank You Rinpoche for sharing such inspiring story of Ani Ngawang Pema who had been doing solitary retreat for 45 years. It is definitely not easy, we can not even perform meditation for 15 min to calm down our monkey mind.

    The thing we care most in the world is our body and beauty. Ani Ngawang Pema was willing to give up her beauty, her going to be wealthy life and maybe “happy” marriage for 45 years retreat. She even escaped through the toughest route, going through a hole in the ground filled with urine and excrement on the cliff-side latrine. Again, it showed her strong determination of pursuing Dharma teaching which we need to learn from her.

    We need to stay strong in learning Dharma teaching from Tsem Tulku Rinpoche and put it into practice in our daily life. There is no reason at all why we can not learn or practice Dharma in conducive environment like Kechara Forest Retreat. Thank You Rinpoche

  17. patriciasnodgrass on Sep 3, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    Ohhh how I wish I could have known her. I wish I could have sat at her feet and learned from her. She is my hero. Has anyone tried to find her tulku? Has there been any attempt to write a larger biography? I wish I could do that. I wish I could write about her. She was so wonderful. The world needs to know more about her.

  18. Daisy Sun on Sep 3, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    Thanks rinpoche and Pastor Adeline for the short and beautiful clip. Unbelievable that it broughts me to tears halfway reading a few of the paragraph.
    I admired the nun’s devoted mind to practice dharma most in her life to benefit all the sentient being. I wish to escape like her too when the rightly time, permission granted from guru, and opportunity have arrived to enter retreat. We shall not look back or too far ahead. I shall practice dharma at this very moment to beat my ownself enemy and helping people surrounding me. 🙂 _/|\_

  19. Kiran k.c. on Sep 3, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    This is my business address.

    After viewing this documentary I am more & more confirme my own Guru & all the Holibeings no difference then living Buddha they are all one. I humblely thank you Rinpoche shareing these all precious documetary’s & other artical. By the power of the three jewels & the all the holi beings bleesing may i achieved the inlightment for the sake of aal sentaince beings well being.

  20. Wong Suet Moi on Sep 3, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    After reading the above, how much I hope to have such merits and wisdom to understand and do like her. Maybe not exactly but at least short retreat. We are just full with delusion and unable to sit still even for a short period. This is really a inspiring real life story. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this story with us.

  21. Pastor Adeline on Sep 3, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    I remember watching the Light at the Edge of the World long time ago. It amazes me then how one person can dedicate her life by staying in solitary retreat. Now that I’ve watched it again, I long for what Anila did and know this is the best way to spend one’s life. Being in solitary retreat for sure is not the way to run away from responsibilities, work etc. Imagine you have no distractions from outside and have no place to go when you’re bored or distracted by your thoughts. You’re all alone looking within, “forced” to deal with your demons from within. Imagine that! I feel very blessed and blissful to have watched it again and to remind myself of the purpose of my life! Thank you Rinpoche!

  22. Oya on Aug 7, 2014 at 5:41 am

    Dear H.E.Tsem Rinpoche, May all your wishes come true. We are the fortunate to receive your bountiful and vastly beneficial teachings while you are among us in the world. Thank you from my bottomless heart for all that you do,
    with hands folded i offer my care, love and deep gratitude,
    Oya

  23. patriciasnodgrass on Feb 18, 2014 at 6:18 am

    I learned about her a couple of years ago when I was surfing youtube about Tibetan Buddhist nuns. I have been in awe of her ever since. I wish I could have known her. I wish I could have been her student. I would have joyfully sat at her feet and practiced with her. I am still so in awe of her. She was a living Tara quietly practicing for the benefit of all beings. She is such an amazing example to me. I wish I could write her full biography. Her Dharma journey must be told in order to benefit all beings.If I cannot write it, I pray someone does, soon. Her story must be told.

  24. Jean Ai on Jan 15, 2013 at 1:41 am

    Every day I think of her and every day, I wish so much I could go away into such a retreat. I’m just so moved by her courage to leave behind everything people say she SHOULD want, and instead move so strongly towards something everyone says she SHOULDN’T go for because it’s a waste of time…and ultimately, just through the results of her practice, she proved that her decision was the correct one. Just look at her face…how can anyone say that her 45 years were a waste of time? So she doesn’t have material wealth or success that the whole world can judge her by. But for those people who DO have wealth and success, are they as happy and content as she is?

    May I be her one day, sooner rather than later, and may there be many more Ani Ngawang Pema’s in this world.

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  26. adelinewoon on Jan 8, 2013 at 3:04 am

    This is so inspiring to dedicate one’s life solely for others! In Tibet and the Himalayan Region, there are many Yogin and Yoginis who spent most their life in retreats. Some were asked to return to attend to sentient beings’ needs, some went into clear light. As much as I admire their practice, knowing how beneficial it is to be in retreat and wanting to do so myself, on behalf of all sentient beings, I humbly request Rinpoche to remain and continue to turn the wheel of dharma for all sentient beings!

  27. Henry Ooi on Jan 7, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    Ani Ngawang Pema, a unique being who must have, in her previous lives, practiced the dharma and realized the preciousness of having a human life. She did not let her life go to waste but fueled by her previous imprints she continued her practice at an early age. Very inspiring.

  28. KYC on Jan 5, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    Ani Ngawang Pema recited only the mani mantra during her long retreat. This is the case of someone who has dedicated her life for others. Although she lived alone, her prayers and mantras were dedicated to humanity. Her story is inspiring and I hope I will also be able to go on solitary retreat one day.

  29. philyong on Dec 31, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    This short video is very inspiring in the sense that we can see in this day and time there are still people who treasure the value of spirituality. Although Ani Ngawang Pema had good looks in her younger years, she did not use it for personal gains but instead chose to go into retreat to pray for the benefit of mankind.

    Hopefully this video will inspire more people to treasure the Dharma especially in this time and day where it is rare. The benefits of being in Dharma definitely outweighs living this life indulging in ourselves.

  30. abby f on Dec 31, 2012 at 2:41 am

    She is different because of her choice to cut down the three poisons within herself, and we are so ordinary because we don’t want to improve ourselves for the benefits of others. We remained ourselves to wait for help, and we use excuses to tell the whole world we can;t do this or that. Therefore we don’t have to learn and cut down the three poisons that keep us suffer and taking rebirth endlessly.

    Ani Ngawang Pema is such a beautiful and brave lady. She is beautiful because she has a heart to benefit others. She is brave because her choice is not for herself, the choice is for others. Thank you for sharing Sharon and Rinpoche!

  31. Jean Ai on Dec 30, 2012 at 6:08 am

    She is so so different to the old people who surround us. Have you ever seen a senior sangha member who has dementia? No, because Manjushri keeps their mind sharp. Have you ever seen a sangha member complain about their illnesses? No, because Chenrezig teaches them to be patient and tolerate sufferings for the sake of others.

    I’m very jealous of her (in a good way!). I don’t know how anyone can say that wearing robes is a prison. Clearly being ordained and holding her vows is the reason why so much energy, wit and light emanates from her. It’s so VERY different to the old people we usually see who are still preoccupied with the things that they focused on for the last five to six decades.

  32. Paris on Dec 29, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    It is incredible to know that there are still such devoted practitioners today. This isn’t merely a story from a long-ago Tibet, but one that has happened only just a few years ago. And even more heartwarming to know that there are many, many more like her still.

    I find her story all the more fascinating for the fact that she ran away from the very thing that so many of us are so desperately looking for – wealth, status, marriage. And she ran into the things we fear so much – quietness, being alone, living barely. So why is it that she looks so much more radiant, so much more alive and beautiful than we ever do? It is amazing to me to think that someone could dedicate so much of their lives purely for others, and to achieve real happiness, peace, quietness in the process – all the very things that we spend our whole lives looking for, but in all the wrong places. Anila shows us the power of a total devotion to the world, to looking beyond ourselves and how, in being alone, she has achieved so much more for the world that the rest of us trying constantly to find company and love.

  33. Sharon on Dec 28, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    Such an inspiration! Her devotion in her practice is truly exemplary.

  34. David Lai on Dec 27, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Wow! What an inspirational Anila! She must be quite attained by now and I am very inspired by her tenacity and single-pointed interest in the Dharma. I wish to be like her and I know I have a long way to go.

    What’s amazing is that she lived in our time of tremendous distractions and yet she lives with such devotion and renunciation like the great Mahasiddhas of old. Her very existence proofs of the power of Buddha’s teachings. I am really and truly amazed. I am pretty sure that Rinpoche’s previous lives were great practitioners like that and have gained great realization. Hence, in this life is out to teach, benefit and display his attainments from previous lives.

  35. Davin on Dec 25, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Thanks Rinpoche for the inspiring story of Ani Nagwang Pema who devotes her whole life to her believes. This holy nun leave everyhing behind even she had chance to live a potential life of wealth and luxurie but she had choosen and put herself all the way for Dharma. She went into solitary retreat for 45 years, it is extraordinary and inspiring.

  36. Lim Han Nee on Dec 23, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    Ani Ngawang Pema amazes me by her ability to renounce all the pleasures and pursuits of samsara, which were literally at her feet. She recognized their illusory nature as well as the trap they pose for one who wishes only to attain real and ultimate peace and happiness.

    It was her great compassion for all mother beings that propelled her to go into a 45 year retreat to pray for the welfare of all mother beings. Rinpoche is equally compassionate and, given his way, he would have gone into a similar solitary retreat. We need to work hard to follow all of his instructions and transform our minds, so that Kechara Forest Retreat and KWPC will arise and benefit innumerable mother beings.Only in this way can we repay Rinpoche’s kindness and allow his great love and compassion for us and all mother beings to be realized through these two institutions.

  37. Sofi on Dec 20, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Its such a joy to read about people like Ani Ngawang Pema, who so willing give up potential luxurious life to enter into retreat or life as a sangha. In giving up samsaric pursuit, they are actually giving up sufferings and moving closer towards attainments on the path to enlightenment. May I have the merits to have the opportunity to enter into retreat, even a very short one, in this lifetime.
    This post also saddens me as Rinpoche’s deep yearning to enter into retreat has to be put aside so as to continue benefitting us with his teachings and guidance. Imagine ourselves being denied/non fulfillment of our deepest wishes and only then will we begin to understand the depths of Rinpoche’s kindness and compassion in remaining with us.
    Saying thank you, sorry or even feeling sad are just nice emptiness. We should work hard to fulfilling his visions so as to create the cause for Rinpoche to stay and not waste his incredible gift to us. To not take positive action means giving up on ourselves (that’s what I remind myself).

  38. Judy on Dec 20, 2012 at 11:24 am

    I admire Ani Ngawang’s courage and determination for going into a retreat for 45 years. That seems like a life sentence for most of us. I applaud her Ani Ngawang for her compassion and dedication of her life to benefit sentient beings.

  39. Uncle Eddie on Dec 18, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Like Ani Ggawang Perma, solitary retreat is said to remain one of the most poignant practice experiences. To go on retreat is to abandon our usual routine and enter into a world of simplicity, focused meditation practice and inspired contemplation. While solitary retreats are recommended for those truly seeking realization, even those just entering the path will find retreat practice valuable. It was said that Siddartha Gautama become enlightened only after he left his teachers and ascetic companions and went out on his own. Once Lord Buddha had disciples, he often sent them into the forest to meditate by themselves. It was also said that there’s a healthy list of Legendary Buddhist masters, both past (Asanga, Budhidharma and Milerapa) and present (Mahagosananda and venerable Shengyen) who had their ultimate realisations, while meditating in seclusion. Ani Ngawang Perma is a not only a legend but also a real inspiration to many the world over, for her faith and feat!!!

  40. Low ksjc on Dec 17, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing.A truly inspiring story of a person who devotes her whole life to her believes,which is the realization of true compassion through her daily practice during her 45 years of solitary retreat.She is truly an enlighten person.

  41. grace (KHJB) on Dec 17, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Anila looks gentle,kind and humble..imaging to pursue her spiritual path, she have to escape through a hole in the ground filled with urine and excrement…I m really respect Anila

  42. Joy on Dec 16, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    From just finished reading the three inspiring yoginis stories to this one on Ani in a retreat, solitary for 45 years! Amazing indeed. If I was not in Buddhism and did not know Rinpoche, I would probably never have come across such stories or come to know about real retreats or the existence of such discipline, commitment and devotion towards the Dharma. These yoginis are a proof that attainments can be achieved and that leading a life in Dharma is not about losing freedom but gaining TRUE FREEDOM from the delusions of samsara. The beauty of it all is that they do this fro the benefit of all sentient beings. May we be able to also have such merits and fortune to one day soon be able to go in to retreats like Ani Ngawang Pema and gain realisations. And that is exactly why Rinpoche wishes and what KFR is eventually for. With Rinpoche’s guidance and blessings may we achieve this.

  43. wei theng on Dec 16, 2012 at 2:02 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this inspiring story of Ani. 45 years in retreat is a very very long period. Ani gives up all worldly pursue and go all the way with retreat for spiritual pursue is truly inspiring.
    I have so much more to learn from her!

  44. Clifford on Dec 16, 2012 at 12:24 am

    What a beautiful lady! She seems so energetic and alert you can tell her mind is sharp. She seems like a very kind and compassionate lady, and its very beautiful of her to dedicate her prayers to all sentient beings. Its amazing to be in solitary retreat for 45 years. Most of complain, whine and give excuse to avoid spending a small amount of time to do our prayers. I will continue to do my daily prayers as Rinpoche has instructed.

    Thank you for sharing Rinpoche.

  45. Pastor Chia on Dec 15, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Another incredible Dharma participation spending 45 years on her life to do solitary meditation. After watching Ani Ngawang Pema interview video clip. It reading dong on my mind what was rinpoche has advice us don’t caught up our worldly affair and focusing more in our mind transformation.

    Asking ourselves can we ready give up our position, wealth,name and stopping our endless delusion coming through our mind everyday. Can we spend 5 or 10 minute everyday to calm our mind through meditation. We had wasting too much time repeating all the worldly affair in our entire life. Watching this video is like the wake up call what we should focus and why we need Kechara Forest Retreat center to to up.

  46. AdelineTan on Dec 15, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    Holy Ani Ngawang Pema was very brave,her story is so touching and inspiring. She has certainly made the right choice not bowing to riches and power and instead ran to a monastery to practice Dharma.Rich and famous are just temporary worldly pleasures,you can’t take it with you when you die, whereas Ven Ani Ngawang Pema has spent 45 years in solitary meditation retreats and achieved realization, enter into clear light and eternal bliss.

  47. Tdorji on Dec 15, 2012 at 3:32 am

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Matthieu-Ricard/108631702495366. That is Matthieu a brilliant scientist, writer, photoghapher and above all a devot monk, who was talking to Ani.

  48. Milly on Dec 14, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    Ani Ngawang Pema’s decision to take the spiritual path rather than the samsaric one teaches us what real happiness is. She is a living Bodhisattva and 45 years in solitary retreat is something many of us cannot do. An’s life reminds me of Shakyamuni Buddha who had everything but gave up all for Dharma. Despite her age, Ani’s mind was alert and she spoke very clearly and confidently. Its a feeling of “lightness” in her mind and speech.

  49. Jace Chong on Dec 14, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche and Anila Nagwang Pema for spending life for others by showing the actual action.

    I think Ani must have strong imprint about Dharma in her past lives, she is so determined for Dharma practice even she had so much chance to live a “better” life in worldly definition.

    I also like the the conclusion made in the video, “Finding serenity through the Dharma is the experimental proof to validate the Buddhist Science to the mind, just as a falling apple prove to us the existence of gravity.”

    Meditation and retreat surely has its function for us the achieve inner peace which leads to outer peace. May Kechara Forest Retreat manifest swiftly for more people to have a place to achieve inner peace. _/\_

  50. Janice Kwok on Dec 14, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    To give up a life of promise of comfort and riches for a solitary retreat is extraordinary, given the harsh and difficult conditions for livelihood in Northern Nepal. Even more is her firm dedication and commitment to benefit sentient beings. Despite her confinement and age, it shows she is v alert and v humble. Ani’s example shows clearly what the mind can enable us to accept if we are clear and firm in our thoughts. The documentary is a delight to listen and learn from.

  51. patsy on Dec 14, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Ani Ngawang Pema chose to escape the trappings of life and its illusion. Rinpoche has told us many times that everything is an illusion. While “imprisoned” in our illusions we create more illusions which is why we worked so hard for nothing and ending up
    with nothing even though we thought we have “everything”. Ani Ngawang Pema chose to break free from this illusion and it is amazing how she escaped through a hole in a latrine filled with urine and excrement.

    Outer beauty does not last; our illusions are causing us more sufferings. Ani Ngawang Pema knew this even at a very young age and that is why she chose to escape.

  52. Girlie Ooi on Dec 14, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Many people would not readily agree to go on retreat but here we have Ani who went into solitary retreat for 45 years – that is almost a lifetime for some people.

    The video / pictures may depict her as small and frail but her mind is still alert.

  53. Albert Ratchaga on Dec 14, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    When we are blinded by the monetary religion, we can’t see the real happiness, but Ani Ngawang Pema did not, she escape from her future luxury life to be, he went through a hole where people would not, she give up everything for her Dharma practice, to do retreat… 45 years of retreat to many people might be difficult, but that for her is like heaven, because she knows the real value..

    Outer beauty is just temporary, it is not permanent, when we chase after outer enjoyment, it will bring us tremendous sufferness, Anila saw this in the begining, that is why she knows what action to take for her to gain real happiness.

  54. sweekeong on Dec 14, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    It is unbelievable but she showed us that it is possible a retreat to last for 45 years. She is a very beautiful lady, very animated for her age. Her mind is active and alert even though she has been retreat for so long. Staying at one place for extended length requires patience and perseverance. We won’t be able to sit still for even short period if we’re asked, what more for years.

  55. James Long on Dec 14, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    一些人会觉得修行太执着会入迷。可是我们不也是这样的生活吗?为了孩子,我们工作赚钱,为了赚钱,我们用一生的时间去努力追求。最后得到的是房子,车子,可是里面是否有爱,亲情,却不得而知。
    同样的努力,同样的毅力,Anila 选择了闭关。最后得到的是心灵的证悟和真正的快乐。
    真正的快乐是长久的。

    有人觉得喝酒就是快乐,那么喝越多就就应该越快乐,可是为什么当我们喝了很多很多的酒后,反而觉得恶心不舒服?

    有人觉得有孩子就是快乐,那么有越多的孩子应该很快乐,可是为什么有了一两个孩子就开始觉得麻烦,觉得有压力?可见这些不是真正的快乐。

    你快乐的定义是什么?

  56. Rita van der Wijden on Dec 14, 2012 at 5:25 am

    Dear Rinpoche,
    I loved the short video and at this moment I can’t open the complete documentary. I will come back later to try it again.
    My wish for you is that one day you are permitted to do your retreat and you can do so. But for now your are very important for so many of us and a great teacher and can’t be missed in that position.
    You are so full of compassion and reaching out to so many all over the world. You do what you have to do now and thank you for that. with love, rita

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  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, May 10. 2024 02:57 PM
    A card and hard disc from Sean Wang was truly a smart idea afterall. Nobody could imagine such idea but he did it. Placing thumb drives with millions and billions of Vajrayogini her holy mantra in Tibetan into the holy statue. Not only that drawing pictures too . Such a great idea whereby people come to make offerings, prostrate, circumambulate, collecting huge amount of merits for themselves and their love ones. Thanks to Sean Wang/
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/letters-cards-gifts/seans-got-a-great-idea.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, May 10. 2024 02:55 PM
    Reading this blog kindly reminded us of the most cherished people in our lives that’s our parents. Mother’s Day that is on this Sunday 12th of May and Father’s Day falls on the third Sunday in June. Teachers Day too important ……a day to honour and recognise their roles in our lives. Rinpoche always emphasised that we should not avoid the responsibility of repaying the kindness of the people who have helped us in our life. The only true way to honour and repay their kindness is to let them know that their kindness meant a lot to us . Do something good for them or someone else as this practice ultimately gives enormous power and possibilities for positive effects in many lives not just our own life. Simple saying thank you and expressing our appreciation can go a long way.
    Reading all those powerful quotes by Rinpoche gives us a lesson and example.
    Thank you Rinpoche and writers team for sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/celebrating-kindness-20-quotes-from-tsem-rinpoche.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 06:11 PM
    Achi Chökyi Drölma is the Dharma Protector of the Drikung Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. She also appears as a protector in the Karma Kagyu refuge tree as Achi Chodron. Although Achi has a particular committment to protect the Drikung Kagyu, she is recognized and practiced by all lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. To benefit the beings in samsara, she displays a limitless number of manifestations at different times and in different space dimensions. She vowed to protect the Drikung Kagyu lineage and its practitioners, removing inner and outer obstacles , a revered figure in Tibetan Buddhism, embodies the harmonious union of compassion, wisdom, and protective energy. a powerful wisdom-protector who guards and protects all sincere Dharma-practitioners to rely on her. She is also known for her power to confer wealth. She rose to protect Drikung Kagyu lineage while Dorje Shugden who rose to protect the Gelug teaching. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Gen Lobsang Phuljung for this interesting write up

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/achi-chokyi-drolma-chief-protectress-of-the-drikung-kagyu.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 06:00 PM
    Dorje Shugden is a special Dharma Protector who quickly fulfils wishes and sincere prayers. He brings healing, harmony and peace; protects from harm and obstacles and attracts opportunities for success and growth. To promote the practice of Dorje Shugden, Kechara has came up a easy way for more people to understand the Powerful Practice. Presented in six different languages as such in English, Tibetan བོད་ཡིག, Chinese 中文, Hindi हिंदी, Tamil தமிழ், Nepali नेपाली so everyone could access. All those materials were distributed to visitors free of charge at all Kechara outlets. Looking at those pictures of visitors says all of how Kechara had spreads the practice of Dorje Shugden like wild fire. More people will get to know and understand the true stories and benefits of Dorje Shugden.
    Thank you Rinpoche and writers for this great sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/kechara-spreads-the-practice-of-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 05:57 PM
    For the last 60 years, the Tibetan Government-in-Exile has exploited, abused, marginalised and persecuted their people. For the first time in six decades, since the Tibetans first entered a life in exile, we are seeing more and more examples of ordinary Tibetans speaking up against this exploitation. In years gone past, Tibetans would never have dared to voice their objections to the leadership. They have been mixing religion and politics ever since. A majority of the Tibetans in India are stateless, and been sufferings quietly. Hundreds of thousands of Tibetans were killed during the Chinese invasion, prompting the young Dalai Lama to flee into exile in 1959. Because of all the exploitation the younger Tibetan generation are willing to express and speaking up.
    Reading the commentary by a anonymous member of the Tibetan community tells us how those desperate Tibetans experienced all this while and to voice the truth. Interesting read. In order to achieve peace it is necessary to address the root of violence and conflict by having dialogue between the Chinese Government and the Tibetan Government.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/tibetan-refugee-youth-speaking-up.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 05:55 PM
    Coming up with these informative website is a great work of Rinpoche and writers team. With these website it had many people get to understand more of Tibetan Buddhism , great teachers teachings and of course all about the practice of Dorje Shugden. I am one of them , its was this website I got to know , learn, and understand about Tibetan Buddhism and Dorje Shugden.
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands and writers team .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/fantastic-new-dorje-shugden-website-launched.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 05:53 PM
    The legendary Ra Lotsawa Dorje Drak was born in the village of Nyenam,Southern Tibet amidst many auspicious signs of a high rebirth. Ra Lotsawa was a great tantric master and is one of the most controversial Buddhist teachers in Tibetan history who had used wrathful means to subjugate his opponents. One of the previous lives of Dorje Shugden is the renowned lama Ra Lotsawa Dorje Drak, Amongst his great deeds, Ra Lotsawa was known to have renovated many with Samye, Tibet’s first monastery. He also sponsored numerous new translation works, the copying and recitation of sacred scriptures, and the installation of Buddha statues. Interesting read of the biography of this great master. Ra Lotsawa Dorje Drakpa left behind a legacy of many great lamas, practitioners and preserving, as well as spreading this tantric system in Tibet.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/ra-lotsawa-dorje-drakpa-tibetan-master-of-the-vajrabhairava-tantra.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 05:51 PM
    Dorjé Shukden is a controversial Tibetan Buddhist protector deity, believed by some to be a wrathful spirit and by others to be an enlightened Buddha. The controversy that arose from this divided understanding over the last fifty years has impacted the Tibetan Buddhist community globally and continues to be relevant to observers and practitioners of Buddhism the world over. The Yellow Book, based on its cover. It was composed by Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche in 1970, but it was not published until 1973. Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche never intended for his book to be published but somehow it was published without his permission. According to the introduction, Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche authored this book in 1970 based on teachings given by Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, the junior tutor to the 14th Dalai Lama.The original intention of this book was to be complementary material to Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche’s book, Music Delighting An Ocean of Protectors, which was published six years before the Yellow Book. The Yellow Book did not circulate widely until several years later. It is a collection of cautionary tales and teachings but sadly some influential powerful officials and people who had corrupted the Gelug lineage . Interesting read.
    I am looking forward to finish reading this book.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Martin for this interesting sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/dr-christopher-bells-views-on-zemey-rinpoches-yellow-book.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 4. 2024 06:15 PM
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    Saturday, May 4. 2024 06:13 PM
    Firebirds are mythical birds found in the folklore of many cultures. They are often depicted as magical birds with feathers that glow like flames or the sun. The mythology surrounding firebirds varies between cultures, but there are some common themes. In Greek mythology, the mythical bird known for its ability to be reborn from its ashes, symbolizing immortality and renewal. It is often depicted as a beautiful and majestic creature with brightly coloured feathers and a long tail. Interesting read of the stories related to the mythology, legend and folklore in this blog.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/beautiful-1000-armed-avalokitesvara.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 4. 2024 06:13 PM
    Wow….such a stunning sacred image 1,000 Armed Avalokitesvara as gift from Joshua and family for Rinpoche . More so receiving it on Wesak Day is indeed wonderful. Merely looking at this stunning images is a blessing. Its such a meaningful and beautiful gift.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/beautiful-1000-armed-avalokitesvara.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 4. 2024 06:09 PM
    For thousands of years a mystical paradise land hidden within the Himalayan Mountains called Shambhala also known by many names. For many generations, people have attempted to search for this paradise land of spiritual evolution.According to the legend, Shambhala is a place of peace and happiness. The existence of Shambhala is mentioned in the old scripture. There are many legends associated with the location of Shambhala. There are many great meditators that have travelled astrally to this beautiful paradise place sharing and describe their experiences. Reading through this interesting article again and again to understand better.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-mythical-land-of-shambhala.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 4. 2024 06:07 PM
    Cham Dance is the traditional dance of Tibetans. It involves a series of masked dances, which are usually performed by monks and laymen, wearing colourful costumes. These dances are vibrant and lively and are performed during annual festivals. Dorje Shugden Cham dance is one of them, is said to have originated in the Himalayan range and by far the date and year are kept as a treasured secret to this date. The Dorje Shugden cham dance is rare but not an obscure lineage; there are certain monasteries in Tibet who have practised this dance for hundreds of years. Dorje Shugden Cham dance is a colourful and impressive performance, performed by Buddhist monks who practiced Dorje Shugden. The Cham dance is very powerful and through the dance which depicts the truth of Dorje Shugden.There are a few variations of accounts on the history and the lineage of Dorje Shugden, written by various attained lamas in the last 350 years. Collected works on Dorje Shugden written by His H H Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche considered the most accurate account. As describes clearly how Dorje Shugden for many lifetimes had manifested high level Mahasiddhas. Dorje Shugden and his entourage of thirty-two deities are all depicted in the Cham dance as a World Peace Protector. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche great sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/dorje-shugden-cham-dance-in-nyemo-gyelche-monastery-tibet.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 20. 2024 04:08 PM
    Momo is a dumpling made of all-purpose flour and filled with either meat or vegetables. Inspired by Tibetan dumplings, the dish is a very popular Nepali street food. It is one of my favourite foods. Last year while in Kathmandu I am fortunate given the opportunity to learn and made vegetarian Momos.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing as it reminds me of trip there visiting some of the Holiest sites and trying my hand making momos then.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/making-nepalese-momos.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 20. 2024 04:06 PM
    Bouddha, also known as Boudhanath, is a stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal which is located about 11 km from outskirts of Kathmandu. Its massive mandala makes it one of the largest spherical stupas in Nepal and the world. The Boudhanath Stupa pyramid is coated with over 60 pounds of gold, is one of the largest and one of the most significant Buddhist monuments in the world. This great Stupa is home to precious relics and this semi-circular structure stands out with its majestic mandala, recognized by UNESCO in 1979 as a World Heritage Site. The Boudhanath is the most sacred sites in Tibetan Buddhism outside of Tibet, reflecting the cosmological tenets of Buddhism. Was there last year June joining thousands of pilgrims circumambulate the stupa.
    The aerial view of this Boudhanath Stupa is magnificent indeed. Looking merely at the pictures is a blessing.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/aerial-view-of-bodha-stupa.html

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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
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Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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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.
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
This is pretty amazing!

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

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Puja offering packages. Thanks to those who sponsored the puja. May all your wishes be fulfilled. KPSG by Jacinta
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11/5/2024 Saturday @3pm. After puja, all members helped out clearing the offerings and we shared out the blessed food offerings with our families, friends and even animals. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Kind-hearted sponsors sponsored these kuih-muih & flowers for today's puja @ 4th May, 2024. Should you wish to contribute these or sponsor our weekly puja, do contact us for more details. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Kind-hearted sponsors sponsored these kuih-muih & flowers for today's puja @ 4th May, 2024. Should you wish to contribute these or sponsor our weekly puja, do contact us for more details. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Pastor Seng Piow guides us on the flow of Dorje Shugden puja, its benefits, significant of Chanting the names of Manjushri and also explaining the dedication for the sponsors and to those in need before we start the puja as we have 2 newcomers today.
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Pastor Seng Piow guides us on the flow of Dorje Shugden puja, its benefits, significant of Chanting the names of Manjushri and also explaining the dedication for the sponsors and to those in need before we start the puja as we have 2 newcomers today.
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Two Pastors in da house! Double the merits, double the happiness. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Mr. Cheah Fook Wan offered lights and incense to The Three Jewels prior to the puja in Ipoh. (KISG - Kin Hoe)
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Mr. Cheah Fook Wan offered lights and incense to The Three Jewels prior to the puja in Ipoh. (KISG - Kin Hoe)
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations on Sunday afternoon in Ipoh. (KISG- Kin Hoe)
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Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations on Sunday afternoon in Ipoh. (KISG- Kin Hoe)
Powerful Dorje Shugden puja @ Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. Every Saturday, 3 pm. Remove obstacles and grant blessings to fulfil wishes. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta. 6th April 2024
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Powerful Dorje Shugden puja @ Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. Every Saturday, 3 pm. Remove obstacles and grant blessings to fulfil wishes. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta. 6th April 2024
Rejoice to the volunteers (also kind sponsors) who cleaned the Gyenze Chapel and made abundant offerings to Gyenze. ~ Alice
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Rejoice to the volunteers (also kind sponsors) who cleaned the Gyenze Chapel and made abundant offerings to Gyenze. ~ Alice
Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
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Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
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Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
Our weekly Dorje Shugden Puja @ 23/3/2024 . William, as the umze is seen here burning incense powder as we are about to recite the Sangsol Prayer to Dorje Shugden composed by Ganden Serkong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Our weekly Dorje Shugden Puja @ 23/3/2024 . William, as the umze is seen here burning incense powder as we are about to recite the Sangsol Prayer to Dorje Shugden composed by Ganden Serkong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
And here's Mr Wong of KSK Ipoh who dropped by to pray and offered some donation to the Chapel. Kechara Penang Study Group. Pic by Siew Hong & uploaded by Jacinta.
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And here's Mr Wong of KSK Ipoh who dropped by to pray and offered some donation to the Chapel. Kechara Penang Study Group. Pic by Siew Hong & uploaded by Jacinta.
Today's puja (16/3/2024) ended around 420pm, Jacinta was the umze of the day. Pic by Siew Hong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Today's puja (16/3/2024) ended around 420pm, Jacinta was the umze of the day. Pic by Siew Hong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Group photo taken after the last session, sealed with King of Prayers. Come and join us next time! Sayonara - 9-10th March 2024 - Kechara Penang DS Retreat by Jacinta.
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Group photo taken after the last session, sealed with King of Prayers. Come and join us next time! Sayonara - 9-10th March 2024 - Kechara Penang DS Retreat by Jacinta.
Abundance altar! Fruits, flowers, Mee Koo (traditional Penang buns), Bee Hoon, sourdoughs and snacks are some of the offerings to Rinpoche, Buddhas & Bodhisattvas. Kechara Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat 9-10th March, 2024 by Jacinta.
2 months ago
Abundance altar! Fruits, flowers, Mee Koo (traditional Penang buns), Bee Hoon, sourdoughs and snacks are some of the offerings to Rinpoche, Buddhas & Bodhisattvas. Kechara Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat 9-10th March, 2024 by Jacinta.
Siew Hong, one of retreatants and an active member of Kechara Penang group proudly presented her torma to be used during the Kalarupa puja. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
2 months ago
Siew Hong, one of retreatants and an active member of Kechara Penang group proudly presented her torma to be used during the Kalarupa puja. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Torma making was taught by Pastor Seng Piow and held one day before the retreat. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
2 months ago
Torma making was taught by Pastor Seng Piow and held one day before the retreat. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat cum Puja, 9-10th March 2024 led by Pastor Seng Piow with 12 retreatants. Uploaded by Jacinta
2 months ago
Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat cum Puja, 9-10th March 2024 led by Pastor Seng Piow with 12 retreatants. Uploaded by Jacinta
The celebration ended with a Dorje Shugden puja, dedicated to all the sponsors, our loved ones and as well as for the happiness & good health for all sentient beings. May Rinpoche return swiftly too and taking this opportunity wishing all Happy Chinese New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai from all of us, Kechara Penang Study Group. Uploaded by Jacinta.
3 months ago
The celebration ended with a Dorje Shugden puja, dedicated to all the sponsors, our loved ones and as well as for the happiness & good health for all sentient beings. May Rinpoche return swiftly too and taking this opportunity wishing all Happy Chinese New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai from all of us, Kechara Penang Study Group. Uploaded by Jacinta.
Seen here, Pastor Seng Piow set off firecrackers - welcoming of the upcoming year with enthusiasm and positive energy. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
3 months ago
Seen here, Pastor Seng Piow set off firecrackers - welcoming of the upcoming year with enthusiasm and positive energy. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
In this pic, Pastor Seng Piow is sharing Dharma with newbies ~ Sharyn's friends. It's always good to make light offerings at the beginning of new year. By making light offerings, you are able to dispel the darkness of ignorance and achieve wisdom. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
3 months ago
In this pic, Pastor Seng Piow is sharing Dharma with newbies ~ Sharyn's friends. It's always good to make light offerings at the beginning of new year. By making light offerings, you are able to dispel the darkness of ignorance and achieve wisdom. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
One the day of Losar (new lunar year), it is always beneficial for Buddhist practitioners to get together in making abundant offerings to Buddhas on the altar to usher in goodness, prosperity and well-being of our loved ones. It's more auspicious this year as Losar and the Chinese New Year begin on the same date, 10th Feb, 2024. Back in Penang, our Kechara members came together to decorate the altar with abundance offerings for Dorje Shugden puja @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
3 months ago
One the day of Losar (new lunar year), it is always beneficial for Buddhist practitioners to get together in making abundant offerings to Buddhas on the altar to usher in goodness, prosperity and well-being of our loved ones. It's more auspicious this year as Losar and the Chinese New Year begin on the same date, 10th Feb, 2024. Back in Penang, our Kechara members came together to decorate the altar with abundance offerings for Dorje Shugden puja @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Mr. Dared Lim was offering water bowls on behalf of Kechara Ipoh Study Group. (Kin Hoe)
4 months ago
Mr. Dared Lim was offering water bowls on behalf of Kechara Ipoh Study Group. (Kin Hoe)
Jun from Ipoh was offering mandarin oranges to Mother Tara and The Three Jewels. (Kin Hoe)
4 months ago
Jun from Ipoh was offering mandarin oranges to Mother Tara and The Three Jewels. (Kin Hoe)
Prior to our puja in Ipoh, Mr. & Mrs. Cheah Fook Wan were preparing for the offerings to the Buddhas. (Kin Hoe)
4 months ago
Prior to our puja in Ipoh, Mr. & Mrs. Cheah Fook Wan were preparing for the offerings to the Buddhas. (Kin Hoe)
On Sunday afternoon, Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations in Ipoh. (Kin Hoe)
4 months ago
On Sunday afternoon, Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations in Ipoh. (Kin Hoe)
Some of the best shots taken during Thaipusam in Penang. Swee Bee, Huey, Tang KS, Nathan, Choong SH and Jacinta volunteered. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
4 months ago
Some of the best shots taken during Thaipusam in Penang. Swee Bee, Huey, Tang KS, Nathan, Choong SH and Jacinta volunteered. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Simple yet powerful ally ~ Bhagawan Dorje Shuden. Kechara Penang Study Group consists of Chien Seong, Hue, Choong SH, Tang KS, Swee Bee and Jacinta. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Uploaded by Jacinta.
4 months ago
Simple yet powerful ally ~ Bhagawan Dorje Shuden. Kechara Penang Study Group consists of Chien Seong, Hue, Choong SH, Tang KS, Swee Bee and Jacinta. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Uploaded by Jacinta.
Thaipusam in Penang. Some of the best shots. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
4 months ago
Thaipusam in Penang. Some of the best shots. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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