Everything can be repaired | 一切都可以修复

Sep 21, 2015 | Views: 3,849

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Be respectful to our gurus daily. Ask for their blessings in our prayers daily. Show our appreciation to our gurus by transforming our minds to be better and better. This is the best offering to our loving gurus who took time to love us, teach us and share their knowledge with us. Keep our bond with our guru clean and honest by being clean and honest always. 在日常生活中,我们应该时刻恭敬我们的上师。我们在进行每日依轨和持诵祈愿文时祈求上师加持我们。我们应当通过心识的转化来展现我们对上师的无比感恩。这是对花了时间来爱我们,教导我们,与我们分享他们的知识的挚爱上师们最好的供养。我们应该与我们的上师们保持清净三昧也和师徒关系。

(By Tsem Rinpoche)

Breaking samaya to the guru is very serious setback for our spiritual practice, for the growth of our mind and in general our overall peace. As the days pass by it will seem like nothing is happening, but we will see our attachments grow, anger grows and our distance to the dharma grows. We will be happy to engage in deeds that have no ultimate meaning and justify it and feel comfortable. We will fall back to the ways of how we were before meeting the dharma and feel comfortable. We will scourge our teachers and practice and start engaging in more actions that accumulate negative karma. Karma exists independent of our belief in it. We start enjoying what is negative and all that we hold sacred is not seen as sacred because the negative karma grows stronger.

Being rude to the guru, speaking impolitely, showing unpleasant demeanor, challenging our guru with bad intent, ignoring our guru, tricking our guru, using our guru for financial or emotional gain, using all types of excuses to avoid and then finally breaking off are really going off track as spoken by the Pandit Ashvagosha in Gurupancasika text. As the guru has given you initiation, oral transmissions, countless hours of teachings, love, care and even financial help, we should remember this and regret our negative actions and have loyalty and be grateful. Being grateful is a human quality worth cultivating. No one in this world will be able to give you both secular and spiritual benefit but only the guru. Besides the guru, only some secular benefits will be derived but the question is will it be really beneficial? We can complain to friends or peers or family how we ‘suffered’ and of course they will agree because they do not know what you have done nor understand the full situation of what you have done or your laziness to practice. Getting support of the ignorant is like getting a blind person to agree a painting is beautiful with stunning colors. You can get their full support and company, but in the end, they will see your nature and mind and abandon you too. Support from people ignorant of what you have done will backfire in the future. Doing purification is highly important. If we have damaged the samaya (relationship) with our guru, we should first and foremost confess and stop the damaging actions. Then we should not hide our actions to look good and have face in front of our guru and other dharma students and friends. Why would you choose face over your guru and dharma and your attainments. Face vs attainments? Should there even be a versus? We should then engage in prostration retreats, long Vajrasattva retreats till we receive correct dreams indicating purification. Samaya Vajra pujas and practice is very important. After completing these 500k each, then one should take the empowerment of Yamantaka if possible and go into a long and distant (silent) retreat and take a vow of silence. Do not ask for financial support for any of these from anyone to cut one’s grasping. Yamantaka can purify the karmas that are so heavy they seem like they cannot be purified according to H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. It is important. Always keep our promises to our gurus at all costs. Because the advice given to us is for our benefit although we cannot see it now immediately.

We should restore our tantric commitments, purify them, confess them and be silent and do strong and serious Yamantaka practice. Perhaps we were allowed Yamantaka practice because our gurus knew we would break commitments and we would need it later. The guru works in mysterious ways.

If not able to get Yamantaka then we should do the practice of 35 Confessional Buddhas at least one million, Vajrasattva one million and Samaya Vajra one million. We should take a vow of silence from negative talks. Which means for the rest of our lives we never utter one negative word about others or any situation and only allowed to speak in positive manners. This trains our mind to be stable and calm. When our speech is rampantly negative, then it feeds the anger and delusions in our mind. We take vows to control certain negative actions to stop feeding the anger and delusions in our mind. Vows are not imprisonment but designed to stop feeding our delusions, anger and negativity. Also it is more pleasant to be around people who don’t lie and speak negatively always.

The amount of damage when we break our samaya with our loving guru is like burning thousands of collections of Kangyur texts and destroying the Bodhgaya stupa. Without the guru, there is no Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. We should serve, honor and propitiate the Guru always in mind by transformation and in body by humility. We should seek the blessings of our guru in our prayers daily as Naropa served Tilopa and Milarepa served Marpa and ‘Headless’ sisters served Krysnacarya.

Homage to my one guru who is the synthesis of all teachings of the Buddha presented to me. I scatter flower garlands on the feet of my guru and offer him my spiritual practice. I offer my life to my guru that no harm comes to him but it befalls me instead. May I in this and all lives never be separated from the sublime path of bodhicitta, renunciation and correct view of sunyata. I will never choose wrong advice, friends, peers, money, fame, name, wrong view, ego, hatred and laziness over my most kind guru who has tolerated me for so long. I choose my guru, Buddha, Dharma and Sangha always. I offer my crown to the feet of my guru always. May all beings with broken samaya, anger and wrong view gain peace, practice and purification. Don’t waste time ever contemplating how to repair damage with my guru, or should I or shouldn’t I. We should never procrastinate because everyday is a day wasted. Never think how embarrassing this would be because the very fact you are deciding to choose face over guru/spirituality tells you that you should conquer the need for face already. Overcome the need to look good as it does not benefit but distances you from more good things and your guru. In general it’s more beneficial to have good relationships with everyone. One should not cheat, lie, take advantage, throw tantrums from being discovered by anyone from one’s negative deeds. It is a more peaceful life when we don’t damage others and therefore we don’t have to deal with pain we have done to others and hide or pretend nothing has happened. Be honest and real with everyone. Nice speech and shiny words and seductive talk will work for a while but our actions cannot be hidden forever.

I remain steadfast to my guru and not my anger, delusions and ego. I remain loyal to my guru always and a ‘show’ of that is my practice of mind transformation as taught by Geshe Langri Tangpa daily. I will always be humble and make offerings to my guru as Dromtonpa to his guru Atisha. I offer my service to my guru always tirelessly because the works of my guru reaches many to benefit them who cannot find a physical guru. In this way I will progress higher in my practices and then I pray my guru will bless me to ascend in the rainbow body to Kechara Paradise where I will continue my practice till enlightenment and then return to benefit and not rest in the bliss of nirvana.

Tsem Rinpoche

 

犯三昧耶戒对我们的修行、心灵的成长和整体的平和来说是一个非常严重的挫折。当犯三昧耶戒时, 随着日子一天天过去,似乎像什么也没发生过,但我们会看到我们的执著、愤怒、及和佛法的距离日益增长。我们将很乐意地进行不具有终极意义的事情,对进行这些事情进行辩解,并感到自在。我们将回落到未接触佛法前的我们,并感到自在。我们会评击我们的上师和法门,并开始参与积累更多恶业的行为。无论我们相信与否,因果报应独立于我们对它的信念。我们开始享受造恶业,我们之前视为神圣的, 现在已经不被视为神圣,因为我们的恶业变得更加强大。

对上师无理、说话不客气、呈现出令人不快的言行举止、含不良意图地挑战我们的上师、无视我们的大师、欺骗我们的大师、利用我们上师来得到财务或情感上的利益、使用各种借口避免,最后如马鸣菩萨所著的【事师五十颂】文本里提到的一样与上师决裂。由于上师给你灌顶、口传、无数个小时的教导、爱、关怀、甚至经济上的帮助,我们应该记住这一点,对我们的负面行为感到惭愧,对上师忠诚和感激。感恩是一个值得培养的素质。没有人在这个世界上就能够为你同时带来的世俗和灵修上的利益,只有你的上师。除了上师,我们可以从他人得到一些世俗的利益,但问题是,终究是不是真的有益?我们可以向朋友、同伴或家人抱怨我们的 ‘遭遇’,当然他们会同意,因为他们不知道你做了什么,也不明白你做了什么或者对你懒于修行的情况没有完全的了解。获得无知人们的支持就像是得到一个盲人同意一幅图画的色彩多惊艳美丽一样。你可以得到他们的大力支持和陪伴,但最终,他们会看到你的本性和心识而离开你。得到不了解自己过去所作所为的人们的支持,这将会在未来适得其反。净化恶业的法门是非常重要的。如果我们破坏了与上师的三昧耶(关系),我们首先应该忏悔,并停止破坏性的行动。接着我们不应该隐藏我们的行动,或想要在上师和其他佛法弟子和朋友们的面前保持面子。为什么我们会选择面子而不是上师、佛法和成就呢。拿面子和成就相比?真的该有如此的对吗?我们接着应该进行大礼拜闭关,金刚萨垛闭关,直到我们得到预示我们净化成功的梦。三昧耶金刚的法会和法门的修行也是非常重要。完成这些礼拜和修行50万遍后,我们应该接受大威德金刚法门的灌顶,如果有能力的话,进入一个漫长而遥远(静音)的闭关,并采取禁语。不要寻求任何财务上的任何支助,从而削减我们的执著。根据至尊宋仁波切所开示,大威德金刚能净化看起来无法被净化的沉重恶业。这是非常重要的。我们应该不惜一切代价地保持我们对上师们的承诺。因为上师给我们的劝告是为了我们的利益,虽然我们不是能马上了解。

我们应该补缺、净化、忏除所犯的密教律依,保持沉默,认真及积极地进行大威德金刚的修行。也许我们被允许修持大威德金刚的法门,也是因为我们的上师们知道我们将犯戒,并在未来会需要这个法门。上师往往以玄妙的方式操作。

如果不能够得到大威德金刚的持修,那么我们应该进行三十五佛忏悔法门至少100万遍,金刚萨垛一百万遍,三昧耶金刚一百万遍。我们应该采取禁语及恶口。这意味着为我们接下来的生活中,我们的谈吐中不会有对他人或情况讲任何负面的恶语,只能说好话。这将训练我们心识的稳定和平安宁。我们极度负面的谈吐将使我们心中的愤怒和颠倒妄想的增长。我们持戒,以控制某些消极行动,以及停止我们心中的愤怒和颠倒妄想的增长。戒律不是禁锢,但旨在停止我们颠倒妄想、愤怒和消极。此外,当我们在不撒谎和不以负面谈吐交流的人们周围时,通常会更愉快。

破坏与上师的三昧耶就像是燃烧数千本珍藏的甘珠尔文或破坏菩提伽耶佛塔一样。如果没有上师,就没有佛、法、僧。我们应该在心里伺服、敬崇、祈请上师加持,并以心识的转化和具体的谦卑来表现。我们应该每天祈请我们的上师加持,就如那洛巴依止帝洛巴,以及密勒日巴依止玛尔巴和无头姐妹依止其上师Krysnacarya一样 。

顶礼我的上师— 佛陀所有教诲的合成所化现。我撒花环在我上师的脚上,并供养他我所有的修行。我一我的生命供养于我的上师,愿对他的任何伤害降临我。愿我从此以后不会脱离菩提心、出离心和空性正见。我永远不会违背我善良及容忍了我这么久的上师而选择错误的劝告、朋友、同事、金钱、名誉、声誉、错误的观点、自我、仇恨、和懒惰。我始终选择我的上师、佛、法、僧。恒常稽首顶礼至尊大恩师足前。愿犯三昧耶戒、愤怒和拥有邪见的众生获得安宁、修行和净化。不要浪费时间不断地盘算着该如何补缺与上师的三昧耶,或者应该或不应该,我们永远不应该拖延,因为每天都是在蹉跎岁月。千万不要觉得多么地尴尬,因为当你决定选择面子而不是上师或修行时,这明确地告诉你,你应该征服需要面子这回事。克服面子和保持声誉的需要,因为它不仅不能让你受益,也使你和对你有益的一切和上师的距离越来越远。在一般情况,与大家建立良好的关系比面子更重要。人们不应该欺骗、说谎、利用、以及被揭发后的消极行为。我们不伤害他人, 从而不需要面对对他人造成的伤害疼痛,也无须隐藏或假装什么都没发生过,这种生活更为宁静。我们应该诚实和以真实的一面面对他人。甜言蜜语、美丽的话语和诱人的谈吐在过了一段时间后将会被人发现。

我对我上师的依止坚定,而不是我的愤怒、颠倒妄想和自我。我忠于我的上师, 而这展现于我日常生活中实践格西朗日塘巴尊者所教导的心识转变。我将永远谦虚,并献供于我的上师, 犹如种敦巴依止他的上师阿底峡。我将我的殷勤不知疲倦地献给我的上师, 因为我的上师的佛法事业将利益众生,特别是对于未能遇到上师的人们。这样一来,我的修行会继续精进,我也祈愿我的上师会加持我以虹光成就往生克切拉天堂,在那而我会继续我的修行,直到证悟,然后归来利益众生。

詹杜固仁波切

 

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  1. Tsa Tsa Ong on Aug 26, 2019 at 2:05 pm

    When we have a teacher who gives us the Dharma we are very, very fortunate. To learn Dharma from a teacher is so precious because we all have experienced an advice from our parents, friends, at school and we know there is a huge difference. The Guru can see how our habituations hinder our progress not only in this life but for many lifes, until enlightenment. The Guru will help us to overcome our faults and attachments so that we can improve our mind, let go of our negative emotions and become of benefit to others.Thank you very Rinpoche and blog team sharing this profound teaching to show way for those who break their samaya with the guru. Everything is possible if we believe and trust in our guru to lead us for the better path. May i never be separated from the guru this life and future until achieve enlightenment.🙏😘💛

  2. Samfoonheei on Feb 3, 2018 at 10:32 am

    Wonderful advice …… extensive advice on how to practice guru devotion, including seeing our Guru as Buddha, offering service and pleasing the Guru. It is important to have a clean and unbroken samaya with our Guru. The best offering to offer to our Guru is by transforming our mind to be a better person and always appreciation for what we have learn and done for us along the journey.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this.

  3. Alice Tay on Feb 2, 2018 at 12:50 am

    This is very true that without the guru, there is no Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. Guru is the only one who is really concern about our future lives and trying to break through all of our preconception and help us to overcome our obstacles and ego. We should treat our guru no different than the Buddha and this is clearly indicated in 50 Versus of Guru Devotion. We should seek the blessings of our guru and devoted by serving the best to our guru as Dromtopa, a layman who is very devoted to serve his guru well until his guru entered the clear light.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this profound teaching on the purification, if we have damaged the samaya with our guru. Thank you Wah Ying shared about the guru devotion of Dromtopa.

  4. Jace Chong on Feb 1, 2018 at 10:54 pm

    感谢仁波切和博客团队分享这篇发人省思的文章。

    上师是我们人生当中最珍贵的人,虽然父母对我们恩重如山,但上师对每位弟子的承诺更是超越了我们这一生的安危,因为上师将用尽一切办法把我们引上证悟之道,从而永远脱离轮回之苦。

    我们与上师的三昧耶就是链接我们通往成佛的途径,而这链接是让我们看见曙光,让痛苦得以了解的希望。这篇文章提到的,我们应不惜一切就保住这一个得来不易的链接。不要让面子或任何因素阻挡我们的灵修,因为世俗的一切消纵即逝,唯有累世的灵修成就能堆砌出脱离永世轮回之道。

    感恩!

  5. Jacinta Goh on Jan 24, 2017 at 12:44 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    It is always fortunate for us as Rinpoche has mentioned ways to mend the broken samaya. However, it is also very unfortunate for us (especially me) to even realized if one has broken samaya? When our Body, Speech and Mind were not aligned at the point of keeping promises, such as promising to do certain things with a simple nod and yet forgetting it the very next day, will this leads to disaster? Hence, from what I can gather from this article is, it is always good to do purification whenever we can such as doing Vajrasattva especially before we sleep. Also apply the four opponent powers. Besides, do not be too proud that we are being initiated into a practice such as Yamantaka. It might be as a counter for future vow transgressing foreseen by a Guru/Lama. Anyway, better be initiated than not though (lol).

    Thank you Rinpoche for this advice.

  6. Julia Tan on Dec 28, 2016 at 8:29 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for the teaching. This is a very serious practice. Guru samaya come above everything if we serious about our spiritual path. With a fully enlightened mind like Rinpoche, holding pure guru samaya is just so natural. Rinpoche set the best example for us to follow.

    In order to achieve good samaya with our guru we must first have a state of mind of being grateful to our guru. Our guru has done so much for us. Rinpoche’s care, love, nurture, everything that we are having now, doing now and the blessings that out guru to our families, our problems, we should have at least some sense of gratefulness to some one who cared for us so dearly. We got to always remember our guru’s kindness. Hence i believe purification practices is very important in our daily sadhana.

    Whoever had read about this article, I am sure in our mind thinking of how could one repair the broken samaya like millions of . Good thing never come easy in our lives, same as holding our samaya pure with our guru. As long as we let go of our ego, still have the chance to serve our guru, to be near him, seek for our guru’s blessings everyday to transform our mind, with effort we can become better and ultimately become so natural in our lives just like how Rinpoche hold his samaya towards his gurus.

  7. Mingwen on Dec 28, 2016 at 7:51 am

    Life is short. Hence, there is no reason for us to hold onto secular goals if we finally meet Buddhism and a genuine guru who is willinh to teach and transform us tirelessly.

    Everyday, continuously, we collect negative karmas and there is extremely little good deeds that we do that it can never overtake the fast and furious negative ones. By this reason, we could gradually be separated from the Guru,Buddha & Dharma, and we ll go back into where we climb up from. I don’t think there is any good reason to go back into the secular world, because what I see is money, sex, ego, anger, selfishness, end of story

    It would be difficult at times for us to follow the guru’s instructions because we have so used to the lifestyle and mdes that we have been trained in the secular world. However, if we do not give up and we stand firm, nothing is impossible and we will be grateful when we see the results.

  8. Pastor Albert on Dec 28, 2016 at 7:13 am

    Breaking samaya with our guru is extremely dangerous, it lead us to further degeneration without warning and the worse thing is we won’t realized because it just happened so naturally and we will automatically fine tune our mind into enjoying the samsaric activities again.

    Guru devotion is very important, because our guru is the source to our enlightenment, without a guru, enlightenment is not possible, hence it is very important to keep our samaya very clean with our guru.

    Many people always blame their guru for not helping them when they are facing difficulties, but problem is when they keep breaking their samaya with the guru, they created the barrier to stop the guru / Protector for reaching them, not because he doesn’t want to help, but it is their karma created to go through the suffering.

    That’s why we have to keep our samaya clean no matter what happened.

  9. Pastor Chia on Dec 28, 2016 at 6:39 am

    In life,finding the right guru guiding us in spiritual practice until achieving enlightenment. Is very important always have good samaya with guru for the growth of our mind and in general our overall peace.

    To repaired broken samaya,we can engage purification practice like Vajrasattva , 35 confession Buddha daily.For tantric practitioner will be good engage in Yamantaka practice for restore our tantric commitments, purify them, confess them and be silent and do strong and serious Yamantaka practice. Perhaps we were allowed Yamantaka practice because our gurus knew we would break commitments and we would need it later. The guru works in mysterious ways.

    Thank you rinpoche sharing this article to show way for those who breaking their samaya with the guru. Everything is possible , if we believed our guru and trust our guru to lead us for the better path. May i never separated from the guru this life and future until achieve enlightenment.

  10. Pastor Antoinette on Dec 28, 2016 at 5:36 am

    The most precious thing is not gold or diamonds but what is most precious is to hear the Dharma, to be guided towards a better life and towards enlightenment. So many people in Samsara wake up every day to work or school, but how we use the day, the opportunities and challenges we meet, depends on the Dharma we have received and we apply.

    When we have a teacher who gives us the Dharma we are very, very fortunate. To learn Dharma from a teacher is so precious because we all have experienced an advice from our parents, friends, at school and we know there is a huge difference. The Guru can see how our habituations hinder our progress not only in this life but for many lifes, until enlightenment. The Guru will help us to overcome our faults and attachments so that we can improve our mind, let go of our negative emotions and become of benefit to others.

    Our Guru even gives up the means to repair our broken promises so that we can overcome challenges and let go of habituations that hurt us long term. Our Guru always aims for the maximum benefit so that we will be safe in the future.

    Thank you Rinpoche for always caring deeply for us. May we always improve and do what our Guru has kindly given to us and repair anything that we did not fulfil.

    Humbly,
    Pastor Antoinette

  11. June Kang on Dec 28, 2016 at 2:11 am

    《金剛續》中說:「今生能成就開悟的根本因,都是全靠守護三昧耶戒。」對於密乘行者而言,一點點都不能失壞的就是密乘的三昧耶戒。

    根据文章的逻辑,修行者如对上師俱足信心,且守護三昧耶戒清淨,我们無論修什麼法都很容易得到成就, 因为上师的佛法事业都是利益众生和成就佛道。所以说,如果我们犯三昧耶戒,很明显就是我们只是为自己,这对我们的修行是无帮助的,我认为每个人每天多少都有犯三昧耶戒, 所以净化恶业的法门是非常重要的,每天都必须修。

  12. Eric kksiow on Dec 28, 2016 at 12:42 am

    First of all, i would like to Thanks to KFR team who discuss in this topic, it’s make me remind of ( Gurus for Hire, Enlightenment for Sale – https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/gurus-for-hire-enlightenment-for-sale.html ).

    Unlearn & Relearn again :
    It’s bring me back to my memory for many years back ago ( 2010 – 2011 i think ), i spent 3 days to read this book ( Gurus for Hire, Enlightenment for Sale ), how’s important we must have a good Samaya with our Guru, never ever break a promise to our guru and etc…

    Appreciate that so much..!! Thank You

  13. Andrea Lai on Dec 28, 2016 at 12:14 am

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Thank you for sharing this article and it means a lot to me. To me, everything like completely new.I have studied the importance Guru Devotion.
    A Guru job is to teach and guide his student to the right path of enlightenment. A Guru will like a family members to us who tirelessly advice,guide,teach and giving us love without expectation for return of favor.
    Humbly with folded palms,
    Andrea

  14. pammie yap on Dec 27, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, thank you for the wonderful truth on Guru Devotion.
    Nothing is more important than choosing the Guru over samsaric matters which will only bring more pain and unhappiness. My guru, only taught me to be a better person and ask my mind transformation. This transformation does not cost me a dime, but my time and devotion to my practice.

    We should never ill treat our Guru in any way, as it is very bad especially if we want to pursue higher attainments and the worst, drive our Guru away from us. Our Guru, only want to benefit us in order for us to excel in our spiritual path, so why do we ill treat our precious Guru?

    May we always have the fortune to serve Rinpoche in all lives and never be separated till Enlightenment.

  15. nicholas on Dec 27, 2016 at 11:22 pm

    Good samaya is very important in our spiritual practice. What we learn is from our Guru kindness and compassion and the blessing from the lineage that he has learned and gain that pass down to us. Once we break our samaya it’s just like burning a bridge that connect us to our Guru and as well as the blessing from the practices.

    How we treat our Guru should be from the trust and gratefulness. We should repair what we have broken and continue our spiritual journey. Action is louder than speech so we should repair our broken samaya as describe in the above article and not just being sorry.

    The best give to our Guru is our mind transformation that will benefit many people.

  16. Lin Mun on Jul 2, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for your teaching on Guru Devotion. It is very important to learn the reason for maintaining a good and strong samaya with our Guru. Guru is the person who will always love and care for us with all his heart. Guru is a person who love us like a parent and will guide us to the path of enlightenment.

    Therefore abandoning their teaching (breaking samaya) will bring a lot of obstacles to our spiritual growth. Should we broke our samaya, be humble, quickly apologise and make amendments. The best gift which we can offer to our Guru is to transform our mind to be better.

  17. Wan Wai Meng on Mar 27, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    A very important teaching, if we ever are in a position that we have wronged our teacher. The first topic of the Lamrim before the actual Lamrim topics is the topic on Guru Devotion, hence being devoted correctly to a spiritual teacher is the essence of our progress.

  18. Chris Chong on Dec 9, 2015 at 12:37 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing this article to remind us of how important for us to maintain a clean and close samaya with our Gurus. From our Gurus, attainment comes. From our Guru, dharma knowledge comes. From our Guru, we have hope to escape from this samsara pit. We need to appreciate all the love and care given to us and the best way to repay our Guru’s kindness is mind transformation. No expensive gifts can top the gift of mind transformation.

    Chris

  19. Fong on Oct 2, 2015 at 9:49 am

    The remedy for repairing broken samaya is so very daunting, so in the first place I would not consciously do it. But, being human and fallible, and being ignorant and dense, sometimes, I don’t even know if I have broken my samaya with my Guru. How then do I ensure that the samaya is kept clean?

  20. Sarah yap on Sep 27, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    Rinpochela, thank you so much for giving us, all Dharma students the antidote to repair our samaya with our Guru.

    I have read the blog post a few times but some questions arose in my mind although the article is written very perfectly. Please forgive this student who’s not very bright.

    1) A student to do 500k vajrasattva, prostrations and Samaya Vajra each. After which to do Yamantaka practice if possible. If not, then one is to do 1 million 35 confessional Buddha, Vajrasattva and Samaya Vajra each.
    A) I may be wrong, but is it acceptable to assume the 35 confessional Buddha practice is prostration practice as well?
    B) if one is not able to do Yamantaka practice because they have no initiation, the 1 million count is on top of the initial 500k, or just an additional 500k to make 1 million?

    2) I have heard that Samaya Vajra practice needs special permission to practice. If this is the case, do we practice only with Rinpoche permission through request, or is there a version where we can practice without special requirements?

    Much apologies for having so much question.

    • Pastor David Lai on Sep 28, 2015 at 2:01 am

      Dear Sarah,
      With regards to your queries…

      1A) The 35 confessional Buddha practice can be done in conjunction with prostrations…meaning, at each line that says…. “To the Tathagata xxxx, I prostrate”, we can also physically prostrate as well. However, prostration retreat can be done towards any Buddha. It doesn’t have to be the 35 confessionals although that is high recommended.
      1B) No, that would be sneaky if one is sincere about purifying broken samaya. It would be best to do 1 million on top of the 500k retreats.

      2) It would be best to get at least an oral transmission (lung) for the samayavajra mantra. Eitherwise, just reciting the mantra on one’s own is alright as well because one can easily get the mantra online. I have not heard of a samayavajra initiation though.

  21. Lum Kok Luen on Sep 26, 2015 at 10:42 am

    I am truly and forever grateful to my Guru who have so compassionately shown without any agenda to lead ignorant people like me out of samsara.
    Name Guru Beh
    Name Buddha Ya
    Name Dharma Ya
    Name Sangya Ya

    Humbly yours
    Lum Kok Luen

  22. Datuk May on Sep 25, 2015 at 12:52 am

    Namo Guru Beh, Namo Buddhaya, Namo Dharmay, Namo Sangkaya! The importance of our Guru is without any doubts or considerations. It is the only truth to the eradication of our ignorance.

    It is with great gratitude and appreciation that I have the merits to have a Guru with me all the time.

    It is also in my commitment to practise well and be a better person day by day as a show of gratitude to my Guru, the 25th Tsem Rinpoche.

    It is not possible with all our ignorance to even begin to comprehend the Holy Dharma in totality and it is from the kindness of my Guru that I can at least learn to practise the way best prescribed by my Guru for me.

    Often even though not in actions, but thoughts that we have broken our samaya with our Guru and it is indeed comforting to know that our broken samaya can be repaired and our negative karma purified from our Guru’s love and kindness.

    I am forever grateful to my Root Guru.

  23. andrew on Sep 24, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    how fortunate are we
    should we prostrate
    up and down every street
    or should we think wisely
    and do what is required
    to bring about change
    that will follow the
    principles of the turning
    of the wheel of dharma
    which is reaching its second term
    of eight turnings
    have fun be happy
    tweet only what is appropriate to the third turning of the wheel
    it may include Tshonkappa and every dalai lama from bon
    it may include fiereworks
    lets hope the turning of the wheel of humanity
    that understands the future of us is
    totally reliant on you ,

  24. Paul Yap on Sep 23, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    Death and sickness can happen to us anytime, anywhere. Making more money the samsara way will only bring more miserable and miserliness. Getting more angry will not bring us to enlightenment. Only by Thinking the Kindness of the teacher will bring us nearer to Dharma. Given all the hardship and endurance the teacher has gone thru for us will make us humble and put us to shame. Should always think of the motivation of learning Dharma, help one self and people around us. We should always apologies for the mistake we made repairing the samaya. Don’t wait and don’t hide, cos we cant cheat our own karma.

  25. Joe Chang on Sep 21, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful advice on maintaining a good relationship with our guru and also on how to purify our negative karma. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

  26. Pastor David Lai on Sep 21, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    I understand where Rinpoche is coming from and I am glad that this topic is explained in detail and with so much care. High Lamas, Geshes and many monks the world over have countless disciples and many do not necessarily see eye-to-eye with their lamas unfortunately. Many do not see their lamas with devotion although a lot of care, love and teachings have been poured into them by their lamas. This article is a perfect guide and reminder to check our behaviour and the way in which we regard our Gurus so as to progress along the spiritual path. What stands out for me is that there is still a spiritual solution for those with broken samaya as well. It shows that the Buddha is always compassionate and always ready to help us purify and overcome our broken samaya. It is a must read for all seeking a spiritual especially if we are pursuing a Tantric path.

  27. Li Kim on Sep 21, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this post. The Guru’s role is indeed very important if one is to take a sincere and serious spiritual path. When I first learnt of Guru Devotion and reading the 50 Stanzas of Guru Devotion, I was kind of perplexed. It was only reading it several times that I realised the Buddha statues cannot speak and teach me. Even prayers cannot teach me as I am reciting like a one-way traffic “conversation”. It is the Guru who compassionately returns in human form to continue turning the Wheel of Dharma for beings like me. The Guru is especially key in today’s times when we are so distracted and “contaminated”. Plus, what is asked in Guru Devotion also shapes how we should act as human beings to one another. If we can uphold our samaya with our Guru, we indeed uphold a higher level of humanity which can be applied to every relationship we have as people. And yes I do believe that everything CAN be repaired because the Guru is compassionate but we must want to repair if not it will be an insincere exercise. I wish Rinpoche well.

  28. Stella on Sep 21, 2015 at 9:47 am

    It is so true that everything in this world, both the benefits from secular and spiritual spheres come from our Guru. Therefore it is important to have a clean and unbroken samaya with our Guru. Yet all the Guru is asking for is mind transformation. How fortunate we are.

    Thank You Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

    with folded palms, humbly,
    Stella

  29. Lum Kok Luen on Sep 21, 2015 at 9:43 am

    Dear Rinpoche
    Thank you very much for this teaching and reminder for us. Your kindness is so far reaching and I’m truly humbled.
    May all of us be ever mindful of this advise and may no one ever break the samaya with their Guru.

    Much love and care,
    Lum Kok Luen

  30. Pastor Henry Ooi on Sep 21, 2015 at 9:42 am

    As a Vajrayana practitioner it is crucial and very important for me to keep clean samaya with my gurus. No matter how difficult the self induced obstacles that arised from ripening karma due to demerits created from my negative thoughts and deeds, I should listen to my fellow practitioners and seek my gurus’ advice for practices to negate the negative karma. For it is my gurus who feed me with knowledge and methods for me to practice on my spiritual journey. If I procrastinate longer, hoping for my gurus to beg me, or I do not want to, then I am saying to myself I am abandoning my spiritual path, and my gurus.

    This article is very helpful as a reminder for people like me who choose Vajrayana Buddhism as the spiritual path to happiness and complete liberation.

    Thank you so much, my beloved guru, Your Eminence Tsem Rinpoche.

    With folded hands,
    Pastor Henry

    • Pastor Henry Ooi on Dec 27, 2016 at 11:16 pm

      It was good to read again this article and discussed it with the KFR team. The new comers to the team were able to hear from the rest of us and also had their questions answered

  31. Casteven Lim (KHJB) on Sep 21, 2015 at 2:22 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thanks for sharing with us again how important of Guru Samaya in our practice and also the solutions for us to do to repair the Guru Samaya.

    “No one in this world will be able to give you both secular and spiritual benefit but only the guru. ”

    We are very fortunate to meet our beloved Guru, HE the 25th Tsem Rinpoche; a living Buddha in our life. I confess to Rinpoche lotus feet, i will do the purificationpractice as Rinpoche recommend to have a better Guru Samaya so i can be a better person.

    Your sincerely,
    Casteven

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  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 23. 2020 08:31 PM
    Rejoice to those able to witness such an auspicious trance in Wisdom Hall at Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong . A privilege for many fortunate ones, to witness to our Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden and Karcho Marpo, via the Panglung oracle in full trance, which is very rare. The very first time opened to public and is a tremendous blessing and great merits for all. Panglung Kuten (oracle) was the most famous oracle of Kache Marpo and Dorje Shugden before 1959 in Tibet. Tibet has an ancient and popular tradition of oracles which involves Dharma Protector to descend into a human oracle. Panglung kuten is a very well-known oracle of over 7 great Dharma protectors, who are able to enter him, take full control of his body and speech. Many people from Tibet, Nepal , India and over the world came to seek accurate prophecies, advise and healing from this well- known oracle. For me been able to watch the video is a blessing and pictures tells me a thousand words as I only came to know Kechara in 2016.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/700-meet-a-buddha.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 23. 2020 08:15 PM
    Many Dharma practitioners rely on Dharma protectors when they seek protection . Dharma protectors play various roles in different aspects of Buddhism . The practice of Dharma protectors has evolved through a long history in India and Tibet. In all traditions of Tibetan Buddhism history, various forceful spirits were tamed by great figures like Guru Rinpoche to become protectors of Buddhism. The purpose of this Dharma Protector practice is to remove obstacles and gather all favourable conditions for their spiritual practice. Within the Nyingma tradition they have Rahula as one of Dharma protectors, Ekajati as the main protector of the Dzogchen teachings while Dorje Shugden is Gelupa Dharma protector and there so many others dharma protectors been practice. Each of the wrathful forms of each protectors varies , depicting their believed willingness to defend and guard practitioners from dangers and enemies. Dharma protectors has benefited countless of sentient beings , granting protection wisdom, material needs and so forth.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Niral for this knowledgeable post.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dharma-protectors-of-tibetan-buddhism.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 23. 2020 08:12 PM
    Begtse Chen is one of the main protectors of the Geluk School of Tibetan Buddhism and especially revered in Mongolia. The origin of Begtse Chen can be traced to a pre-Buddhist deity in 16th century . Begtse Chen is the main protector associated with the Hayagriva cycle of Tantric Deity meditation practice.
    In Tibetan Buddhism Begtse is believed to have originated in India. The practice entered Tibet with Nyen Lotsawa in the 11th century. As a protector deity that does battle with the forces of evil and the wicked and guards the righteous and faithful . His terrifying, monstrous face it appearance serves only to frighten demons and dark spirits away and serves as a beacon of justice as well as a guardian of wisdom to all who see and revere him. Their wrathful forms depicting their believed willingness to defend and guard everyone from dangers and enemies. Interesting read to understand better of this Dharma Protector.
    Thank you for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-dharma-protector-begtse-chen.html
  • S.Prathap
    Thursday, Jan 23. 2020 04:33 PM
    This story is very inspiring.Plants are very important nowadays as we, humans, require oxygen to live. The confidence level in the man has influenced him to change the barren land to a place filled with thousand of various plants.
    Youngsters should take this man as a role model not only for planting trees but for the confidence in him. Not only confidence, but even loaded of courage in him.Thank you very much for the good and inspiring article.

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  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Jan 22. 2020 04:38 PM
    As we can see in the video these people can help others through these powers , such abilities can also be developed through reciting mantras consistently on a daily basis.It is really interesting of to understand the existing of psychic, which may come from birth or by disaster like lightning.
    Always fascinated by people who have psychic powers. Wonder how it feels like to be able to know and see things the way they do. Personally I don’t know anyone with this ability.Thank you very much for this interesting and educational article.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jan 20. 2020 04:09 PM
    Thank you Pastor David for sharing all the wonderful encounters of shopping with Rinpoche. As we know Rinpoche rarely goes shopping for himself but as gifts for various students. Reading this post simply have me thinking, one must be observant to develop knowledge, and to apply what we read from the Lamrim topics into our lives. Being observant of our surroundings and practicing situational awareness at all times.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/tales-with-my-lama-the-shopping-experience-with-rinpoche
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jan 20. 2020 04:08 PM
    nteresting ….in Tibetan culture wild mushrooms spotted is a symbol of good luck. At Kechara Forest Retreat ,H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s private garden, mushrooms been spotted which is considered a good omen something good or arrival of good news , very auspicious symbol. Associated with nature and the beauty of the forest, having mushrooms popping up on one garden is rare and is very auspicious in Tibetan Buddhism, which will represent the Dharma will flourish in the near future. It’s indeed an auspicious sign.
    Thank you for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/an-auspicious-omen-in-kechara-forest-retreat
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jan 20. 2020 04:02 PM
    Religion should not come into politics as it is not one religion among other. These two should not mixed together or the results would be catastrophic To these days religion and politics seem to be all mixed up. It is happening to the present day where the Tibetan Leadership is against the Dorje Shugden practice. Its far too long the Dorje Shugden controversy been going on which is unnecessary and illogical causing sufferings, disharmony , discrimination and so forth among practitioners and non-practitioners. The Tibetan people should be given religious freedom to practise how and what they want. The Dalai Lama who promotes peace and harmony should do more to help those affected by the ban and not specking against them causing confusion. Hopefully the previous advice against Dorje Shugden should be retracted for the sake of a peace and harmony. It would be wonderful if Dalai Lama could have discussion with the Chinese leadership to solve the present problems once for all. China is a great and powerful nation, it would be good to have a good closer relationship . May Dalai Lama live long and back to his homeland Tibet soon. And may Dalai Lama lift the ban against Dorje Shugden .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/dalai-lama-china-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jan 19. 2020 09:16 PM
    Tsem Rinpoche was one definitely a modern Lama ,it was Rinpoche that we have online knowledge , learning and practicing Dharma. Being one of the first lamas to recognise the benefits of using the Internet to spread dharma teachings for free. We are very fortunate to have met Rinpoche , whereby we are able to learn, practice Dharma teachings. I myself got to know Rinpoche through his blog . Since I stumbled across Rinpoche blog, there is no stopping for me. I have visited it daily and to increase my Buddhism knowledge . Its amazing each day I learn something new , really interest and inspiring.
    Rinpoche had set the blog to preserve the teachings as taught by his many Gurus. Rinpoche was truly a modern Lama yet maintaining all traditional commitments, guru devotion, daily practices and so forth.
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands and Pastor Jean Ai for sharing this wonderful post.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/growing-up-with-rinpoche-the-traditional-modern-lama
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jan 19. 2020 09:14 PM
    Helmut Gassner, known as Venerable Gelong Jampa Lungtog is a senior Buddhist monk from Austria. He was an electrical engineer before, and became interested in Buddhism after meeting Venerable Geshe Rabten Rinpoche. Throughout his lifetime, he has translated for many high lamas, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and is a strong advocate for the practice of Dorje Shugden. Helmut Gassner were annoyed and upset by the ban of Dorje Shugden by Dalai Lama ,as he knew that the practice of Dorje Shugden is an integral part of the Gaden Tradition. He bravely spoke about it in his speech at the Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation in Germany. Its wonderful of him to tell the truth with his experience and knowledge. May more people dare to speck up about the truth.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/translator-ven-helmut-gassner-on-dalai-lama-and-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jan 18. 2020 02:42 PM
    Great teachings and inspirational for us to ponder, thank you Rinpoche. Each words and sentence tell us a thousand words. Great things never come from comfort zones, is the result of hard work and hustle over time that one is successful. We ourselves got to put in action as no one else is going to do it for us. Sometimes later becomes never. We have to use each day as an opportunity to improve, to be better and to transform our mind. It might sound like a lot of work but with determination and hard work nothing is impossible in life.
    Thanks again with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/if-you-are.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jan 18. 2020 02:39 PM
    Interesting biography of Gendun Gyatso the second Dalai Lama. Gendun Gyatso previous Incarnations was Gendun Drub the First Dalai Lama b.1391 – d.1474. He was born an extraordinary child, able to speak in song of his previous life and expressing the wish to return to his monastery, Tashilhunpo. Even before he finished his studies , incredibly he could give teachings and give initiations. He was a renowned scholar and composer of mystical poetry, who travelled widely to extend Gelugpa influence. He was remembered as one who built the monastery Chokhor Gyel Metok Tang and involving an extremely important decision of Lhamo Latso. Lhamo Latso is a sacred lake located in southern Tibet where senior Tibetan monks go for visions to assist in the discovery of reincarnations. It is one of the most significant pilgrimage destinations in Tibetan Buddhism as to this day. He left a legacy with many volumes of verse, composition, and practice instructions.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-second-dalai-lama-gendun-gyatso.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jan 18. 2020 02:38 PM
    Master Cheng Yen is a Taiwanese Buddhist nun, most known for her work as a teacher and philanthropist. She is the founder of the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation, a non-governmental organization.
    She is involved in various charitable works such as international disaster relief, environmental protection and preservation, community volunteering, health donations and so forth. She is an extraordinary Buddhist nun who has devoted whole her life to helping others,and was recognized internationally with numerous awards to date. Master Cheng Yen continues this noble path of teaching the Buddha Dharma, skillfully revealing how this ancient wisdom is as relevant today, as ever. And, she is a truly inspirational force when it comes to helping us realize that we should put compassion in action by alleviating the suffering of others. She is also known as Mother Teresa of the East to many.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring post.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/mother-teresa-of-the-east.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jan 17. 2020 05:58 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing . FEARLESS is getting back up and fighting for what we want over and over again without giving up. Successful people have no fear of failure they stay open to all possibilities of the outcomes. We embrace change, even change that appears negative by thinking positive. Being fearless is more about who we are, rather than what we do. Fearless people are great, they are full of life, good energy, passion and self-belief. We must try as we never know if we do not try. Keep trying as the success rate is higher than we thought.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/thoughts.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jan 17. 2020 05:54 PM
    Happiness is not made by what we own, it is what we share and giving generously and sincerely. A simple gift by June Tang tells all. Given sincerely from her heart on her birthday to Rinpoche . It’s all done without money, that’s very true and that’s what I consider true generosity for sure. Giving what she could. She give all and yet she feel as if it costs her nothing. But to Rinpoche its mean a lot of sincerity We seek to give with an open, pure heart, with no attachment to what we are .
    Quoted… no true spiritual life is possible without a generous heart. Generosity allies itself with an inner feeling of abundance—the feeling that we have enough to share.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/study-groups/its-all-done-without-money.html

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The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
The unknown may be growth and opportunities,
One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
But then again, the unknown is sometimes worse than the known. In the end nothing is known unless we endeavour,
So go pursue all the way with the unknown,
because all unknown with familiarity becomes the known.
~Tsem Rinpoche

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108 candles and sang (incense) offered at our Wish-Fulfilling Grotto, invoking Dorje Shugden\'s blessings for friends, sponsors and supporters, wonderful!
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108 candles and sang (incense) offered at our Wish-Fulfilling Grotto, invoking Dorje Shugden's blessings for friends, sponsors and supporters, wonderful!
Dharmapalas are not exclusive to Tibetan culture and their practice is widespread throughout the Buddhist world - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=193645
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Dharmapalas are not exclusive to Tibetan culture and their practice is widespread throughout the Buddhist world - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=193645
One of our adorable Kechara Forest Retreat\'s doggies, Tara, happy and safe, and enjoying herself in front of Wisdom Hall which has been decorated for Chinese New Year
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One of our adorable Kechara Forest Retreat's doggies, Tara, happy and safe, and enjoying herself in front of Wisdom Hall which has been decorated for Chinese New Year
Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
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Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
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On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
By the time I heard about Luang Phor Thong, he was already very old, in his late 80s. When I heard about him, I immediately wanted to go and pay my respects to him. - http://bit.ly/LuangPhorThong
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By the time I heard about Luang Phor Thong, he was already very old, in his late 80s. When I heard about him, I immediately wanted to go and pay my respects to him. - http://bit.ly/LuangPhorThong
It\'s very nice to see volunteers helping maintain holy sites in Kechara Forest Retreat, it\'s very good for them. Cleaning Buddha statues is a very powerful and effective way of purifying body karma.
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It's very nice to see volunteers helping maintain holy sites in Kechara Forest Retreat, it's very good for them. Cleaning Buddha statues is a very powerful and effective way of purifying body karma.
Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
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Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
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One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
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Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
7 months ago
At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat\'s land here in Malaysia
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Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat's land here in Malaysia
Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
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Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
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
The Largest Buddha Shakyamuni in Russia | 俄罗斯最大的释迦牟尼佛画像- https://bit.ly/2Wpclni
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The Largest Buddha Shakyamuni in Russia | 俄罗斯最大的释迦牟尼佛画像- https://bit.ly/2Wpclni
Sacred Vajra Yogini
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Sacred Vajra Yogini
Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
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Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
8 months ago
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!!!
8 months ago
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
8 months ago
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
8 months ago
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
8 months ago
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
9 months ago
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
9 months ago
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
9 months ago
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
9 months ago
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
9 months ago
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
9 months ago
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
9 months ago
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
9 months ago
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
9 months ago
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
9 months ago
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
9 months ago
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
9 months ago
Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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It is essential for us to properly 'Taking Refuge' before we start any event. “Taking refuge” is where one seeks guidance and to turns to the Triple Gem for liberation and salvation from suffering. We hope these birds will be liberated from sufferings soon. ~Jacinta
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It is essential for us to properly 'Taking Refuge' before we start any event. “Taking refuge” is where one seeks guidance and to turns to the Triple Gem for liberation and salvation from suffering. We hope these birds will be liberated from sufferings soon. ~Jacinta
Recitation of Medicine Buddha mantras during Bird Liberation by Kechara Penang Study Group ~Jacinta
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Recitation of Medicine Buddha mantras during Bird Liberation by Kechara Penang Study Group ~Jacinta
Paying homage to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and The Three Jewels by Ms. Leow. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Paying homage to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and The Three Jewels by Ms. Leow. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Mr. Lim offered Serkym to Dorje Shugden on behalf of KISG. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Mr. Lim offered Serkym to Dorje Shugden on behalf of KISG. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Ms. Leow offered lights & incense to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas prior to the puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Ms. Leow offered lights & incense to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas prior to the puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out weekly Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out weekly Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG started our 2020 first weekend with Mother Tara prayer recitations in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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KISG started our 2020 first weekend with Mother Tara prayer recitations in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kids camp 2019 - Exciting stack up game. The kids enjoyed it very much. Lin Mun KSDS
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Kids camp 2019 - Exciting stack up game. The kids enjoyed it very much. Lin Mun KSDS
Kids camp 2019 - Super delicious fried rice and decorated with heart. Lin Mun KSDS
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Kids camp 2019 - Super delicious fried rice and decorated with heart. Lin Mun KSDS
Kids camp 2019 - Beautiful farm in Kechara Forest Retreat. Lin Mun KSDS
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Kids camp 2019 - Beautiful farm in Kechara Forest Retreat. Lin Mun KSDS
Kids camp 2019 - Completion of puzzle game. Look at their happy faces. Lin Mun KSDS
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Kids camp 2019 - Completion of puzzle game. Look at their happy faces. Lin Mun KSDS
KISG carried out weekly Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on Tuesday's evening. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
1 month ago
KISG carried out weekly Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on Tuesday's evening. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Long beans from our Kechara Farm 2019 harvested for our community here in Kechara Forest Retreat.
1 month ago
Long beans from our Kechara Farm 2019 harvested for our community here in Kechara Forest Retreat.
Bountiful harvest from our Kechara Farm 2019 for our community. Here are some long beans, four-angled beans, bitter gourds and karelas!
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Bountiful harvest from our Kechara Farm 2019 for our community. Here are some long beans, four-angled beans, bitter gourds and karelas!
Bountiful harvest from our Kechara Farm 2019 for our community. This is Malabar spinach which is a herbal healer.
1 month ago
Bountiful harvest from our Kechara Farm 2019 for our community. This is Malabar spinach which is a herbal healer.
Bountiful harvest from our Kechara Farm 2019 for our community. This is Kangkung or water spinach.
1 month ago
Bountiful harvest from our Kechara Farm 2019 for our community. This is Kangkung or water spinach.
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