Benefits and Miraculous Signs of Lama Tsongkhapa’s statues

Jan 27, 2016 | Views: 1,931

(By Tsem Rinpoche)

As a student within the Gelug tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, it is important for us to learn as much as we can about the founder of our lineage, Lama Tsongkhapa. Here are some short stories and facts to share with you to build your knowledge as well as confidence in the practice you engage in on a daily basis.

 

The Miracles of Lama Tsongkhapa

In the Root Tantra of Manjushri, Buddha Shakyamuni made a prediction about how Manjushri would later emanate as Lama Tsongkhapa:

After I pass away, and my pure doctrine is absent,
You will appear as an ordinary being,
Performing the deeds of a Buddha
And establishing the Joyful Land (Tushita), the great Protector
In the Land of the Snows (Tibet).

As Buddha predicted, Lama Tsongkhapa took birth in Tibet, the Land of Snows, where he lived from 1357 to 1419. During his lifetime, Lama Tsongkhapa established the pure Buddhadharma throughout Tibet without revealing many miracle powers openly but quietly clear miracles were observed by his close students. It is said that if Lama Tsongkhapa had displayed miracle powers and other forms of clairvoyance always openly, we would not have received much benefit from his actions today. Instead Lama Tsongkhapa compassionately showed us, through setting a pure example (morality) and teaching the Dharma – primarily the Lam Rim, Lojong and Mahamudra, how to enter an unmistaken spiritual path, how to practice the path comfortably and smoothly, and how we can eventually attain Enlightenment. Miracles by Lama Tsongkhapa are beautiful and inspirational. But stories on miracles will not bring us to enlightenment. Therefore Lama Tsongkhapa did not stress on miracles but the teachings of Lord Buddha to transform the mind, bring it to reality and to enlightenment. Because Lama Tsongkhapa focused on the practices, writings and teaching of Buddha, this is left to us today and if we study his teachings, we will definitely gain great knowledge and a complete practice to enlightenment. Lama Tsonghkapa’s true miraculous activity was to leave us over 18 volumes of writings from his knowledge and attainments. If we study this, we can gain high attainments.

Although Lama Tsongkhapa never displayed any miraculous deeds openly, after he entered parinirvana legends arose of miraculous signs appearing around statues crafted in his likeness all over Tibet. In fact, there are eight particularly famous statues that have shown incredible signs to sincere practitioners. Lama Tsongkhapa’s images have shown many healing and miraculous signs.

 

1. Je She Par Ma (The Venerable One who Disappeared with a Smile)

This statue was made by a sincere and humble practitioner who failed to find a statue of Lama Tsongkhapa for his retreat, so he ended up making a small statue to place on his altar. Every day, he treated the statue as if it was Lama Tsongkhapa, making offerings, prostrations and engaging in his meditations. One day upon arising from his meditation, he noticed the statue slowly melting into light. As he watched, he saw the statue suddenly smile as it rose into the air, then completely disappeared. He was surprised by the experience and for a long time he contemplated and eventually decided to tell his Guru about the incident. When his Guru heard the story, the Guru was extremely happy and told him to replicate the statue, which he did.

 

2. Je Nga Dra Ma (The Venerable One who is a Better Likeness)

 

3. Je Shen Pan Ma (The Venerable One who is More Beneficial to Others)

These two statues were made by two statue makers who were engaged in a friendly contest of measuring one’s craftsmanship. After they had completed crafting their best Tsongkhapa statue, they took it to a high Lama to determine who was the better craftsman. While the Lama was examining the statues, one of the statues spoke, “I am a better likeness”, then the other one said, “But I am more beneficial to others”. This was how these two statues eventually received their names.

 

4. Je Ku Thim Ma (The Venerable One who Dissolved into the Body)

This statue used to belong to Nyungna Lama, a devoted practitioner of Lama Tsongkhapa’s Guru Yoga. Everyday, he would regard this statue as Lama Tsongkhapa in the flesh and would go for refuge and dissolve Lama Tsongkhapa into his heart. Due to his sincerity and consistent practice, he developed a very pure heart and attained the special experience of concentration. It reached a point whereupon, while visualizing Lama Tsongkhapa dissolving into his heart, he felt that his statue had actually dissolved into him. Upon arising from his meditations, he found that his statue which was on his altar had completely vanished. After this, he attained much realizations. The news of this occurrence spread and the statue maker became famous for this incident. The craftsman later created another Lama Tsongkhapa statue, similar to the one that Nyungna Lama had owned.

 

5. Je Nam Pur Ma (The Venerable One who Rose into Space)

This particular statue belonged to a monastery where countless devotees would come to make offerings and prayers daily. There was one particularly sincere practitioner who would often see the statue rise into space and then return to the altar.

 

6. Je Tsong Poen Gelek Ma (The Venerable Chief Merchant Gelek)

This statue had been blessed by Lama Tsongkhapa himself, and it used to belong to one of Lama Tsongkhapa’s devoted students. One day, out of jealousy, a person stole the blessed statue and threw it into a river. The statue was thought to be lost forever until one day, a merchant by the name of Gelek noticed a bright rainbow appearing out of the river. He thought that it was an unusual sign and decided to spend the night nearby to investigate further the following day.

When he set out early the next morning to where he had previously seen the rainbow, he was surprised to find that the rainbow was still there! Convinced that there must be something special and auspicious present, he decided to dive into the icy river despite warnings from the local villagers on the dangers of the river. When he reached the bottom of the river, he found the statue of Lama Tsongkhapa, brightly radiating colorful rainbow lights. When he surfaced, onlookers were astonished that he had survived the dive and were even more surprised to see him holding onto the precious statue of Lama Tsongkhapa.

 

7. Je Tso Dog Ma (The Venerable One who Pacifies Conflicts)

There was a time when Eastern Tibet was plagued by a prolonged civil war. The local people, devastated by their losses and wanting the war to end decided to seek advice from a Lama, who was renowned as a great meditator. He instructed them to construct a large Lama Tsongkhapa statue and make continuous offerings and requests to the statue for the war to end. Determined to end the war, the villagers constructed the statue and did as the Lama had advised them. Not long after, the war ended and peace prevailed throughout the region.

 

8. Je Ling Pur Ma (The Venerable One Gone to Another Land)

This statue received its name after the much revered image mysteriously vanished from its monastery in Tibet. Various attained practitioners realized that it had taken its presence to a land far away, possibly in another dimension where the ground was laced with diamonds and where the beings that resided there had languages and customs unknown in this world. They also noted that the statue was benefiting the people of that land.

 

These are just a few accounts of the miracles related to Lama Tsongkhapa. In fact, there have been many more miracles experienced by various people throughout the centuries. This is Lama Tsongkhapa’s compassionate and wisdom-filled way to guide and show practitioners that the Dharma expounded by him, if practiced sincerely, can bring us to Enlightenment.

 

The Benefits of Lama Tsongkhapa’s Practice

The practice of Lama Tsongkhapa’s Gaden Lhagyama in the Gelugpa lineage originated directly from Buddha Shakyamuni’s time. Lama Tsongkhapa, who received blessings directly from Manjushri, passed the lineage to Je Sherab Senge, and through him the instruction flourished throughout Tibet over time. Because these Lamas came from a region called “Se” in Tibet, thus our lineage is called the “Segyu Lineage”.

There are many benefits of practicing Lama Tsongkhapa’s Guru Yoga, and like any other practice, when done the proper way, we can harness its full potential. When we practice the Gaden Lhagyama, we should visualize our root Guru as being one with Lama Tsongkhapa, offer the seven limb prayers and the mandala offering, make requests through recitation of the Migtsema mantra, and engage in the visualizations in a meditative state.

When a sincere practitioner practices in this manner, they will surely experience the full benefits of Lama Tsongkhapa’s practice. Here are the benefits to list just a few:

  • Pacifies negative karma
  • Pacifies obstacles
  • Increases merits
  • Increases life span
  • Increases Dharma realizations
  • Increases compassion, wisdom and spiritual power
  • Protects from spirits
  • Protects from untimely death
  • Creates rain for crops
  • Controls the weather
  • Cures the “drib” disease, which is caused by certain classes of spirits
  • Avoids harm from weapons
  • Cures wind or “lung” diseases
  • Cures physical and mental disabilities
  • Protects from harm such as robbers
  • Pacifies obstacles to growing crops such as insects
  • Protects while travelling.
  • One will not go hungry, and will obtain food

Of all these benefits, the most important is the ability to increase our wisdom. Wisdom is the antidote to ignorance, which is the root of all our suffering. Therefore to obtain the omniscient wisdom of the Buddha should be one’s highest spiritual aspiration. Almost all of Buddha’s perfect teachings in his scriptural texts were intended, either directly or indirectly, for His disciples to attain wisdom.

In the Perfection of Wisdom Sutra, the Buddha’s teachings on Emptiness which is the highest perfection of wisdom, is the essence of this great sutra. Lama Tsongkhapa has also described the wisdom of Emptiness as being “like a lamp dispelling the darkness of ignorance”. Seeing how the Buddha and countless great masters have stressed the urgency and importance of obtaining wisdom, we too should work towards attaining great wisdom which we can gain through the practice of Lama Tsongkhapa’s Gaden Lhagyama.

Throughout my years of teaching, I have come across many who consider Lama Tsongkhapa’s Gaden Lhagyama to be a minor practice. They think they would be better off receiving practices such as Tantra. This is a huge misconception and I want to share a story in hopes that this ignorance is dispelled.

Many years back when I first entered Gaden Shartse Monastery, I met an old monk. He was always happy, a sincere practitioner and very attained. Being young and new to the monastery, I had a deep interest in knowing how he could attain such a peaceful state. So I asked the senior monk about his practice, to which he replied “Gaden Lhagyama”. That caught me off guard. I was surprised because… honestly I was expecting a different answer. But that was what he said – Gaden Lhagyama.

The senior monk then proceeded to tell me how he used to be very fickle-minded about being in Dharma, and how he was always depressed due to the difficult conditions in the monastery. He had entertained thoughts of leaving, but deep down he knew Dharma was good for him. So one day, he decided to seek the advice of his teacher who told him to make Gaden Lhagyama his main practice. He did so and he saw a huge change in his mind which allowed him to continue being a monk in the monastery and live peacefully and happily. His teacher told him to focus on the Migtseyma mantra of Tsongkhapa in Gaden Lhagyama and his mind will become better. Sure enough it did. He told me to always do Migtseyma and always trust this practice as it brought him great benefits.

Another story that is often shared is how highly the practice of Gaden Lhagyama was regarded by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Lama, Palden Yeshe. It is said that a Mongolian minister once visited the Panchen Lama to request for a small practice. The Panchen Lama then asked him what type of practice he wanted, and the minister replied that he would like to receive the Migtsema practice. Upon hearing that, the Panchen Lama was surprised and said “How can you say that the practice of Migtsema is a small practice? There is no greater practice than this as it contains the meaning of all the Buddha’s 84,000 teachings!

This is the greatness of Lama Tsongkhapa’s practice, and we should remember this daily when we engage in his practice. I wish all of you well, and may all auspiciousness be with you.

Tsem Rinpoche

 

This is the foot print of Lord Tsongkapa. He imprinted his foot in stone as a sign of his tantric achievements.

This is the foot print of Lord Tsongkapa. He imprinted his foot in stone as a sign of his tantric achievements.

A unique Byzantine style depiction of Lama Tsongkhapa with his two heart disciples, Khedrup Je and Gyaltsab Je. This depiction of the three great practitioners is known in Tibetan as Je Yab Se Sum.

A unique Byzantine style depiction of Lama Tsongkhapa with his two heart disciples, Khedrup Je and Gyaltsab Je. This depiction of the three great practitioners is known in Tibetan as Je Yab Se Sum. Click to enlarge and download the high resolution version.

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Five Visions of Lama Tsongkhapa. Click on image to enlarge or click here for more beautiful thangkas.

 

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  1. Samfoonheei on Dec 23, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us these wonderful stories of Lama Tsongkhapa . We are fortunate to have met with Lama Tsongkhapa’s teaching in this life through Rinpoche. As a student within the Gelug tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, we should know and learn more about the founder of our lineage. By reading the stories of Lama Tsongkhapa and the benefits of practicing Lama Tsongkhapa have increased my knowledge. Wow… the famous Migtsema verse contains all the Buddha’s 84,000 teachings as explained by Rinpoche. Of all benefits by practicing Lama Tsongkhapa the most important is the ability to increase our wisdom.
    Looking at the foot print of Lord Tsongkapa which he imprinted in the stone as a sign of his tantric achievements is indeed a blessing. A very rare picture.
    Thanks again Rinpoche with folded hands.

  2. Yee Yin on Sep 3, 2018 at 4:20 am

    During Buddha Shakyamuni’s time, a boy offered a crystal mala to Buddha Shakyamuni. Buddha Shakyamuni made a prediction that in future, this boy would appear in the Land of the Snows (Tibet) to revive Buddhism. Buddha Shakyamuni also instructed his disciple Maudgalyayana to bury a conch shell in the snow mountain where in future this boy (Tsongkhapa) would build a monastery. This conch shell was unearthed when Tsongkhapa built the Gaden Monastery.

    When Tsongkhapa’s mother was pregnant with him, she had auspicious dreams and signs. She dreamt of Manjushri telling her a special being will come inside her womb, she dreamt of monks coming to make offerings. When Tsongkhapa was born in the year 1357, his mother suffered no pain, there were rainbows and beautiful singing of the celestial beings. At the spot where Tsongkhapa’s placenta was buried, Kumbun Monastery was built and many high lamas still visit this holy place until today.

    Tsongkhapa exhibited extraordinary qualities when he was very young. He received his novice ordination vows at the age of 7, he could write and read by just observing his teacher. When he recited Manjushri’s mantra, the letter of his mantra would magically appear on the wall of his room. Tsongkhapa studied with many teachers from different lineages, later he founded Gelug lineage that stresses the importance of holding vows and commitments, and adhering to discipline.

    By reciting the mantra of Lama Tsongkhapa, we are invoking the blessings from 3 Buddhas, i.e., Manjushri (for wisdom), Chenrezig (for compassion), Vajrapani (for skillful mean).

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

  3. Freon on Dec 5, 2017 at 5:09 am

    I always thought that statue is just a simple representation of Buddha’s images. From this many stories, I have learned that the statue is not just simple Buddha’s images, it is also the “real Buddha” body. Thus, to pray to statue, is not just praying to a statue but Buddha himself. Lama Tsongkhapa through many miracle sign, showing to people that even His statue can be very bless and help people to be successful in spiritual path. Lama Tsongkhapa is so powerful.

    I like the story of Je Nga Dra Ma and Je Shen Pan Ma statues. From the story I further learned that there is no good or bad on the statues. Every statues is a blessing from Lama Tsongkhapa.

    By reading the stories of Lama Tsongkhapa’s statues and also the benefits of practicing Lama Tsongkhapa I gain more faith in Lama Tsongkhapa. . We are so lucky to have known Lama Tsongkhapa through Rinpoche

    Thank you Rinpoche for introducing Lama Tsongkhapa to us.

  4. Anne Ong on Jun 22, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    This is something very motivating and inspiring. I’m a strong believer of miracles. I always believe that miracles do happen. And this write up really inspires me more about Lama Tsongkhapa practise. Thank you very much Rinpoche and writers for sharing these very inspiring wisdom about Lord Tsongkhapa _/\_

  5. Zhen Kit on Nov 25, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    It makes me more confident in practicing Lama Tsongkhapa..numerous benefits that can be gained and beneficial to sentient beings today…As a student, no doubt a clear and calm mind is necessary in order to face challenges in my studies, I truly believe this practice could help me on that and help to accumulate my wisdom on dealing with life…Thank you Tsem Rinpoche for this informative and benificial article and not forgetting Mr. Wai Meng who bring me here to discover the wonders of Lama Tsongkhapa’s practice

    • Joy Kam on Nov 25, 2016 at 9:57 pm

      Dear Zhen Kit,

      Welcome to H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s blog. Indeed Lama Tsongkhapa’s practice has countless benefits. Rinpoche used to tell us for us to be able to appreciate Lama Tsongkhapa’s image/statue and practice itself requires great merits, so rejoice in your great merits! To even hear Lama Tsongkhapa’s name and see his image is enough to accumulate great merits, imagine doing his practice daily! Wow!

      On Rinpoche’s blog here, there is a treasure trove of teachings on the Great Mahasiddha and Saint Lama Tsongkhapa, our lineage Guru and Buddha. Please feel free to explore further and widen your knowledge as well as gaining great blessings from reading anything of Lama Tsongkhapa, in this blessed category – Tsongkhapa https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/category/tsongkhapa

      I wish a great success in your studies and practice, do please return to the blog here and let us know how your Lama Tsongkapa practice has helped you!

      Do also join in on our weekly Saturday blog chat at 11am – 12noon. Every week a particular topic is being put forth for us to read and then discuss on blog chat Q&A. This is to further increase our knowledge and Dharma understanding. Tomorrow’s topic is…
      “Is Modern Technology Good or Bad for Spirituality?”
      https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/is-modern-technology-good-or-bad-for-spirituality.html

      Hope to see you around Zhen Kit!

      Much Care,
      Joy

  6. Samfoonheei on Sep 6, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    Wonderful to know what Lama Tsongkhapa practice and teachings can do to help us There are so many benefits of practicing as long as we practice sincerely.Of all these benefits, the most important is the ability to increase our wisdom.I will always remember this. I am glad to know and understand better ,more of this teachings. The practice of Migtsema is so powerful ,contains the meaning of all the Buddha’s 84,000 teachings as explained by Rinpoche .Thanks Rinpoche for sharing this miraculous stories of Lama Tsongkhapa and the benefits of the practice.

  7. So Kin Hoe (KISG) on Apr 16, 2016 at 12:16 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you Rinpoche for bringing Lama Tsongkhapa practice and teaching into our life. Lama Tsongkhapa practice is not hard to follow but can effectively calm down my mind and bring inner peace to my mind. Lama Tsongkhapa had shown us all the way and methods to engage in Dharma practice. We should follow His examples especially when doing our preliminary practices as well as engaging in retreat.

    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands,
    kin hoe

  8. JP on Apr 15, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    In many ways Rinpoche is very much like Lama Tsongkhapa. What stood out for me is that Lama Tsongkhapa would not show his miraculous powers to others because he wanted them to focus on the dharma teachings.

    As stated in the article, “But stories on miracles will not bring us to enlightenment. Therefore Lama Tsongkhapa did not stress on miracles but the teachings of Lord Buddha to transform the mind, bring it to reality and to enlightenment. Because Lama Tsongkhapa focused on the practices, writings and teaching of Buddha, this is left to us today and if we study his teachings, we will definitely gain great knowledge and a complete practice to enlightenment.”.

    This speaks volumes of Lama Tsongkhapa as his main focus was to guide others towards enlightenment. Everything else was not important although showing miraculous powers would attract many people to him.

  9. Pema Thinley on Apr 15, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you so much this wonderful teachings. I really loved it. I haven been doing this as you always have instructed us to and I find very beneficial to this modern life. Long live Rinpoche _()_

  10. Wan Wai Meng on Apr 15, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    What wonderful stories about sincere practitioners of lama Tsongkhapa and the signs that are shown to the practitioners. To me it is also a sign that at this time Je Tsongkhapa’s teachings are particularly suited to the beings of this time.

  11. Li Kheng on Feb 15, 2016 at 11:47 am

    Thank you Rinpoche and blog team for these magical stories of Lama Tsongkhapa. Sometimes, we tend to complicate things simply because we exaggerate and enlarge our problems so much that we have the misconception that only “high”, complicated solutions would work. A TedX talk by Jon Jandai on life is really easy reveals how accessible solutions to being wealthy materially and spiritually truly are. However mankind consistently invest in making life hard because in truth this is a comfort zone.

    It is very encouraging to know that the powerful yet simple and easy to practice Gaden Lhagyama is made so accessible by Rinpoche online.

  12. Chris on Feb 1, 2016 at 1:12 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing this article. I am extremely lucky to have met with Lama Tsongkhapa’s teaching in this life.

    I had came across the story on the old monk who achieve happiness by just doing Lama Tsongkhapa’s pratice in Rinpoche’s youtube teachings a few months back. It was then I started to increase my Migtzema recitations to 1 mala each day coupled with visualization. I must say that it made quite an impact on my way of thinking and emotions as well. I am more cheerful and my thought process improved as well.

  13. Stella Cheang on Jan 29, 2016 at 9:07 am

    As a student within the Gelug tradition of Tiebtan Buddhism, it is our honor to learn more about Lama Tsongkhapa. Here are a few things I learnt from this article:

    1. We hardly heard of many clairvoyance powers by Lama Tsongkhapa. It is not a sign that he does not have the power but rather, out of compassion, he chose not to show his miracle powers because he knew that miracle power will not lead followers to enlightenment. But the teaching of Lam Rim and Lo Jong would.
    2. From the story of Je She Par Ma and Je Ku Thim Ma; the power of Lama Tsongkhapa was invoked and miracle happened when the practitioners conduct their have pure devotion, practice consistently and regarded the images as Lama Tsongkhapa in flesh.
    3. In the case of Je Tsong Poen Gelek Ma, it proved to us that afflicted action (e.g. jealousy) will never be able to conceal the greatness of Lama Tsongkhapa for long.
    4. One of the benefits of Lama Tsongkhapa’s practice is to increase wisdom, this is of utmost importance because wisdom cut through ignorance, which is the cause of our sufferings.

    Thank You Rinpoche for sharing this blogpost that show us the greatness of Lama Tsongkhapa and His practice. I will remember this daily.

    Humbly, bowing down,
    Stella Cheang

  14. Jacinta Goh on Jan 28, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    I must say a big “Thank You” to Rinpoche as I can attest to what have been written above especially the story of the fickle-minded monk. There are many unhappy incidents happened throughout my journey in Dharma for the past two years especially when I wanted to engage in my two previous Lama Tsongkhapa retreats… but I am glad that that I have been given a profound practice, which is the seven-limb prayers Migtsema. I can at least face my problems better than I could think! At least, I can let go more… I really treasure what I have now … Dharma.

    Thank you Rinpoche for the miraculous stories of Lama Tsongkhapa statues.

  15. Alice Tay on Jan 27, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    作为一名藏传佛教格鲁派的学生,我们必须要了解与明白格鲁派的传承与认识宗喀巴大师。

    当年,释迦牟尼佛曾经预测过文殊菩萨以后会在一个雪域的地方(现在的西藏),化身为一个普通人。这个人会执行与护持佛法和建立兜率宮。而他就是宗喀巴大师。

    宗喀巴大师是非常的慈悲。因为他的专注修行、写作与教佛法,而让我们今天有幸的可以参考与阅读他的教诲。宗喀巴大师最注重的教诲包括了掌中解脱、心识的转变、手印、如何可以正确、舒适和顺利的修持与实践,然后达到证悟。

    除了宗喀巴大师的教诲,宗喀巴大师的佛像其实也曾经显现过一些神迹。印象最深刻的是Je Tsong Poen Gelek Ma 和 Je Tso Dog Ma。这些神迹证明了宗喀巴大师的佛像不只是不容易摧毁而且还可以庇佑当地的居民,让战争停止和尽快的恢复和平的环境。

    因此,持修宗喀巴大师的法门和拥有宗喀巴大师的佛像可以让我们更称心的修行而最终达到证悟。班禅喇嘛曾经说过不要以为持修缘悲经是一个很小的修持。没有一个修持法可以胜于缘悲经。因为缘悲经包含了佛陀所教的八万四千法。

    感谢仁波切的分享,让我可以更清楚了解和拥有信心的持修宗喀巴大师的上师瑜伽法和缘悲经。

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The Kechara Forest Retreat is a unique holistic retreat centre focused on the total wellness of body, mind and spirit. This is a place where families and individuals will find peace, nourishment and inspiration in a natural forest environment. At Kechara Forest Retreat, we are committed to give back to society through instilling the next generation with universal positive values such as kindness and compassion.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Mar 29. 2020 01:26 PM
    Beautiful thangka of Mahasiddha Naropa and Niguma, the Lady of Illusion paints a thousand words. In this painting the great Tantric mahasiddha Naropa sits gazing up,together with Niguma a dakini and was one of the influential yoginis and Vajrayana teachers. Niguma is one of the two female founders of the Shangpa Kagyu school of Vajrayana Buddhism. A beautiful thangka depicted with the powerful dharma protector Dorje Shugden will be wonderful to have.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/mahasiddha-naropa-and-niguma-the-lady-of-illusion
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Mar 29. 2020 01:25 PM
    Janguli is a Buddhist goddess who protects from snakes and poisons, worshiped in the ancient past. By nature Janguli is actually Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion who will protects us against snakes but actually dissolving our anger. Our anger is the root cause for destruction of merits and causes us to stay in samsara longer. A beautiful thangka depicted with Dorje Shugden the Buddha of Wisdom, Manjushri will definitely wonderful to have in our home protecting us and helping us to clear obstacles in our spiritual path.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/janguli-the-ancient-snake-goddess
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Mar 29. 2020 01:23 PM
    The practice of Vajrayogini is especially popular in the Highest Yoga Tantra of the Kagyu, Sakya and Gelug schools. Her Tantra promises rebirth in her pure land known as Kechara Paradise. When Vajrayogini is portrayed in this appearance with the left hand raised and the two feet firmly planted she is commonly referred to as the Naro Khachodma. Red in colour with one face, three eyes and two hands the left holds aloft a white skullcup. As depicted with Dorje Shugden forms a beautiful and powerful thangka.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/homage-to-the-powerful-kechari
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Mar 27. 2020 09:15 PM
    We are so blessed hearing a sacred, holy recording of the two holy tutors of the Dalai Lama performing a Dorje Shugden kangsol (puja). Great masters HH Kyabje Ling Rinpoche and HH Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche chanting the powerful puja to Dorje Shugden. Both of them were the tutors of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. This is definitely has proven that HH Kyabje Ling Rinpoche had a close connection with Dorje Shugden. HH Kyabje Ling Rinpoche has even composed a combined prayer offering to propitiate the blessings of this enlightened Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden, which no one can denied. Both Kyabje Ling Rinpoche , Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and many Highly attained lamas of Tibet did propitiate Dorje Shugden lamas of Tibet. That’s the truth which cannot be hidden. But HH Dalai Lama insists that Ling Rinpoche, his own tutor, never relied on Dorje Shugden at all. Interesting read, may more people know the truth and understand better of the Dorje Shugden controversy.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Khong Jean Ai for this wonderful sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/kyabje-ling-rinpoche-does-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Mar 27. 2020 09:08 PM
    Tsunami Memorial in Sri Lanka is a monument remembering the 35,000 people who lost their lives just in Sri Lanka during the 2004 tsunami. In loving memory of the 40,000 people who died in the tsunami and the thousands largest single rail disaster in world history. The powerful Sri Lanka tsunami-rail disaster occurred when a crowded passenger train was destroyed on a coastal railway in Sri Lanka by a tsunami. Built by Japanese Buddhist community to commemorate this tragedy, Sri Lanka has erected a Buddha Statue dedicated to everyone who lost their lives, as well as the people who survived. A beautiful place of sad memory . Having this Buddha statue built there will definitely plant the seeds of enlightenment for who visited this place and seeing is a blessing.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this beautiful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/touching-and-beautiful-tsunami-memorial-in-sri-lanka
  • sarassitham
    Thursday, Mar 26. 2020 11:01 PM
    Thank you for the sharing the Buddhist Tsunami Memorial in Sri Lanka. Very touching article, heart breaking to read and to see pictures of the Tsunami tragedy. It was Sri Lanka’s worst and biggest natural disaster in recorded history. Many people were killed and thousands lost their home and family.

    As we know horrify incident always remarks many unpleasant feelings and memories.
    Despite the widespread wreckage and the unfathomable lives claimed, there remains a sense of optimism in the country.

    Appreciation the people involved to build a Buddha statue to purify the mind, builds up the serenity within ones and motivates to overcome the negative emotions of fear, hence uplifting the mind and focusing the attention on the reality of the materialistic world. May Buddha bless and calm all those that passed away from the tsunami.
  • S.Prathap
    Thursday, Mar 26. 2020 02:13 PM
    Dorje Shugden is a protector that is karmically very close to us which enables him to help us with such effectiveness and speed. There are many similar testimonies which prove to us that this protector is very beneficial for us.
    Due to the power of Dorje Shugden , miracles happened and she is well after many offerings such as incense, light and pujas following Rinpoche’s advice.Thank you for this amazing miracle story of Dorje Shugden.


    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/a-dorje-shugden-miracle
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Mar 26. 2020 01:46 PM
    Venerable Geshe Sopa-lah a learned-monk spoke from his heart feelings and thoughts about what happening around the Dorje Shugden controversy and Dalai Lama as well. Those years back in India Geshe-lah did helped in the many buildings in Gaden Shartse Monastery where our Lama helped in the funds. He paints the truth of his experience sharing what he knew and gave a few points of advice. A friend of our lama for over 20 years, Venerable Geshe Lobsang Sopa-lah visited Kechara Forest Retreat, Malaysia in 2016. Geshe Sopa-lah has been actively involved in the campaign against the Dorje Shugden ban since 1996. He is in fact blacklisted, ostracised and persecuted, family tides cut as he bravely spoke about ban and even attended the protests. Sadly all of his family have since cut communications with him. Geshe Lobsang Sopa-lah now lives in Vermont, USA ,serving HH Kyabje Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/learned-monk-geshe-sopa-lah-really-shares-his-experiences.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Mar 26. 2020 01:45 PM
    Ooh dear could not imagine a well known man …James Jameson heir to the whiskey empire did such a cruel act. Well he might have his reason to do but I am sure the horrific incident will haunt him foe life. He was the grandson of the man whose signature appears on the whiskey bottles. Heartfelt reading what he did, bought an 11-year-old girl for the price of six handkerchiefs and gave her to a local chief where cannibalism existed at that time in Africa. He witnessed the most horribly sickening sight of the girl being dismembered piece by pieces , cooked and eaten without a particle remained, while he sketched the whole process. This is the most horrific, shocking story I came across.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sad sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/james-jameson-disturbing.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Mar 26. 2020 01:44 PM
    Everyone of us have the freedom of thought, conscience and religion. In this modern time I would not imagine such incident of religious liberty exist. In a school of Louisiana, USA, a teacher spoke against a Asian student CC of his religious beliefs in a number of ways. CC was berated, harassed by teachers, administrators and even to that extend of receiving calls to his house. CC ‘s parents could not tolerate anymore and decided to file a lawsuit and won the case. Religious freedom, should be allow to all. Freedom of religion requires not only freeing religion from undue government regulation and interference from any one.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/so-much-ignorance.html
  • sarassitham
    Wednesday, Mar 25. 2020 10:57 PM
    Surprise to know our colon contain of poison due to unbalance diet of food intake. It really true, our body is often conceded toxins as a result of an unhealthy food consumed. However i think it is best to keep a food journal correctly to maintain and track our food intake.

    It is really important to eliminate waste from your body every day to maintain a good lifestyle and stay healthy. Hoping to keep the simple ingredients in mind and help many to keep their colon healthy.

    Thank you very much for the article sharing a great fact that we need to take it
    seriously to save life.
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Mar 25. 2020 04:09 PM
    A very good choice to place a Buddha statue there to bless the beings that are around that area. Many people had lost their lives during the tsunami in 2004 and I believe that area will be full of the spirits of the people that lost their lives during disaster.
    It good that Sri Lanka has since built and dedicated a Buddha statue for the deceased and to plant the seeds of enlightenment for all who visit and see it. Thank you for sharing nice article with us.


    https://bit.ly/2UC2g2K
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Mar 25. 2020 03:45 PM
    Winston Churchill was a British politician, military officer and writer who did twice served as the prime minister of Great Britain. Churchill did helped to lead a successful Allied strategy with the U.S. and Soviet Union during World War II. I did not know of his dark side till this post. Winston Churchill was in fact a clear racist and a stubborn imperialist. To many historians Churchill was seen as at the most brutal and brutish end of the British imperialist spectrum. Churchill’s imperialism was motivated only by an altruistic desire to elevate the putatively lower races. Winston thinks only of the colour of their skin. He hate Indians recording to him they are a beastly people with a beastly religion. These are another side to Churchill’s politics and career that should not be forgotten amid the endless parade of eulogies.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting sharing of this great statesman with a darker side behind.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/not-his-finest-hour-the-dark-side-of-winston-churchill.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Mar 25. 2020 03:44 PM
    Thank you H.E. Gyara Rinpoche for spreading the Dorje Shugden practices to many thousands Tibetans in Tibet . H.E. Gyara Rinpoche an erudite scholar recently gave Dorje Shugden’s life entrustment initiation to thousands of monks and lay people in Yangting Dechen Ling Monastery. The Tibetan Leadership (CTA) has claimed that Dorje Shugden practice is a minor practice on many occasions. This is not true at all, looking at the pictures tells all. Thousands of Tibetans gathers at Yangting Dechen Ling Monastery, listening to Gyara Rinpoche’s teachings as well as the Guhyasamaja initiation clearly has proven it. He also gave commentary on Dorje Shugden’s qualities, history to strengthen the people’s faith in Dorje Shugden and explaining about the controversy.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great news and may more people have knowledge and understanding of Dorje Shugden . May the ban on it be lifted soon.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/gyara-rinpoche-gives-dorje-shugden-sogtae.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Mar 25. 2020 03:41 PM
    Truly a selfless heroine indeed Neerja Bhanot an Indian senior flight attendant who died while saving 340 passengers on Pan Am Flight 73. The plane was hijacked by terrorists dressed as security guards during a stopover in Karachi, Pakistan. She died heroically helping cockpit crews escape in order to ground the plane so it could not be flown. Amazingly her quick action she hid passports of passengers so the hijackers could not determine passenger nationalities. She also managed to open the emergency door assisting a number of passengers to escape from the plane. But sadly as the hijackers opened fire on passengers and crew, Neerja Bhanot lost her life shielding the three children from bullets. Her bravery, courage and noble qualities , she was awarded awards for her selfless act and a film entitled “Neerja” was released, portraying her herioc life. A trust fund was set up in memory of this amazing woman. Even till today the Neerja Bhanot Pan Am Trust fund continues to do great work.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this inspiring story of a selfless heroine.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/neerja-bhanot-a-selfless-heroine.html

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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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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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Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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