Gurus for Hire, Enlightenment for Sale

Dec 12, 2013 | Views: 2,027

(By Tsem Rinpoche)

These are my Dharma talk in 2006 of over 24 hours which lasted 3 days, I was inspired to reveal and debunk the many myths that surround spiritual practice, Gurus, Dharma centres and all the political games that are played behind closed temple doors. I talked about the ups, downs, benefits and troubles of Dharma centres all around the world.

Tsem Rinpoche

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Overview

All you ever wanted to know but never dared ask about Gurus, disciples, groupies, sponsors, Dharma centres, different approaches and philosophies, who’s right, who’s best, why there is neither right nor best, and what it all has to do with YOU.

Through insightful observations, warm-hearted advice and deeply personal experiences, His Eminence Tsem Tulku Rinpoche explores what a Guru-disciple relationship is all about and what it means for contemporary spiritual aspirants. He reveals the ups, downs, benefits and troubles of Dharma centres all around the world and shows us how it is one of the most liberating places we’ll ever know.

Touching on a variety of near-taboo subjects, Rinpoche compassionately shows us the keys to finding our own way in the labyrinths of today’s spiritual supermarket, and why the holy journey is still worth every thorny step we take. 

 

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NOT WHAT YOU MAY LIKE, BUT IT IS WHAT YOU REALLY NEED

What you will NOT find in this book is a rose-tinted, candy-sweetened version of the truth. This particular Guru gives it to you AS IT IS. No holding back. And I had to ask myself why i…t is not laced with gentle, tender words, but HARD, BITING statements. But then I realise that may be that is what we really need right now, at this day and age. There is too much fluff and garbage these days. And they are EVERYWHERE! So, this Lama or Guru’s words are like a gust of fresh air sweeping into our dusty, infested, cob-web of a mind. After all, if we do not make the effort to SPRING-CLEAN our mind and lives, what do you think will happen? Most likely, we would become the very cess pool we are seeking to avoid. So, stop running and hiding. Just turn around and tell yourself, today is the day I take back control of my life. Start with reading this book. This is your first step to total freedom – once and for all!

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  1. Jacinta Goh on Feb 9, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    I would highly recommend this book/teachings and it is very essential especially for beginners. It’s so important to get the mindset right when you are about to start journeying into so called “mystical” practice. Thank you Rinpoche for these teachings. Also, without the sacrifices of those seniors who have been sitting for long hours in front of Rinpoche, there will not be any teaching from Rinpoche at all! Because of both Rinpoche and the students, I am able to listen to this teachings at the comfort at my own home and at the conveniency of my own time. ?

  2. Jason on Jul 4, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    This was an absolutely amazing video series. I am so glad that Rinpoche shared with us why Guru Devotion is so important. As an American, such devotion seemed like a very strange concept, but Rinpoche explained it in such am eloquent way that now, if I have the opportunity to serve Rinpoche in such a way, I will be extremely grateful.

    Thank you Rinpoche for putting this teaching online.

    • Pastor Shin on Jul 5, 2016 at 12:03 pm

      Dear Jason,
      Great to know you have finished watching the videos. To help you contemplate more about the teachings, may be you can answer the questions below.

      1. What does Guru Devotion mean to you?

      2. What must we check about the Guru before we take him/her on as a Guru?

      3. What are the refuge vows?

      4. How do refuge vows, which seem to be restrictions, lead to freedom?

      5. What are the benefits of taking refuge?

      • Jason on Jul 7, 2016 at 4:38 am

        Pastor Shin,

        Here are the answers to your questions. I will also be posting these on the blog post.

        1. Guru devotion means that I have complete trust and faith in my guru. That what he tells me to practice is for my benefit and to help me on the path to enlightenment. It means not disparaging another persons guru as this will prevent my spiritual practice from ripening.

        2. Whether they are stable in their actions, cultivated in their speech, wise, honest and patient. A Guru should not hide shortcomings and they should not claim to have qualities or abilities they do not have. The Guru should be well versed in the meanings of tantra and the ritual procedures. They should also have great compassion and a knowledge of the scriptures.

        3. The refuge vows are as follows.

        No Killing
        No stealing
        No Sexual Misconduct
        No Divisive Speech
        No Harsh Words
        No Idle Chatter
        No Lying
        No Envy
        No hatred or Malice
        No Wrong Views

        4. Refuge vows lead to freedom because they help to remind you of the things that can create obstacles to achieving enlightenment. When we practice holding our vows we gain freedom because we know that there are not any obstacles that prevent enlightenment.

        5. There are several benefits to taking refuge vows.
        They Establish the foundation for taking other vows

        You accumulate merit on a daily basis
        You quickly attain the full enlightenment of Buddhahood
        You are prevented from falling in the lower realms
        You become a pure Buddhist
        Your temporary and ultimate wishes are fulfilled
        You Purify negative karma that has accumulated in the past.
        You are protected from harm inflicted by humans and non-humans

        May my answers benefit all those that read them.

        • Pastor Shin Tan on Jul 7, 2016 at 11:03 am

          Dear Jason,
          I am happy for you that you have learnt all this knowledge from watching the videos. I will recommend more posts/ videos to you since you are very interested in learning the Dharma and taking refuge.

          These videos are very good introduction for anyone who wish to learn more about Buddhism, particularly if one wishes to join a Dharma/Buddhist centre around the world, and also what to expect/ do about one’s spiritual journey with a special focus on Guru-disciple relationship.

          Have a great weekend ahead and see you on the blog chat!

  3. Wei Theng on Jul 3, 2016 at 10:41 am

    Why do we need a Guru?

    Previously i used to think that as long as I follow the scripture or sutra or Dharma books, it doesn’t matter whether I have a teacher or not for me to practice Dharma.
    However, when I met my Guru H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, I learned that it is important to have a Guru. A guru will go all the way to guide and support us in our spiritual journey. He will find all ways to have us learn and practice Dharma just like what’s shared by Pastor Kok Yek Yee that some are asked to take care of fishes on one of the fb post (https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10208585682053747&id=1060057013&pnref=story). I know some students are asked to take care of plants to to train their responsibilities. 🙂

    Different people has different “button” and our kind Guru will push our buttons so that we can learn and train our mind. It is important for us to just follow and do it. Sometimes he may push us until we nearly cannot stand it and at the edge either to change or to quit. That’s why Guru devotion is important especially in the Vajrayana tradition. Once we have checked out and decided who is our Guru, trust & go all the way!

    Thank you Rinpoche for this previous teaching.

    This teachings on Guru Devotion is also published in 2 Books:
    English version: http://www.vajrasecrets.com/gurus-for-hire-enlightenment-for-sale
    Mandarin version: http://www.vajrasecrets.com/gurus-for-hire-enlightenment-for-sale-chinese

  4. Jeffry on May 9, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    I got this book from Kechara Indonesia office last year and I found it very beneficial for me as it is explain clearly about the fundamental and importance of Guru Devotion.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing us great teaching.

  5. Casteven Lim (KH JB) on Feb 1, 2014 at 3:24 am

    Thanks Rinpoche for the details sharing with us…

    We will keep our Guru Samaya as clean possible to have a swift Dharma path for us…

  6. Wan Wai Meng on Jan 6, 2014 at 1:05 am

    A must read for spiritual aspirants who want to tread the vajrayana path. Rinpoche has said many times he goes on the record for our benefits and there is nothing to hide. Amazing 27 hour marathon.

  7. Wendy Loh on Dec 17, 2013 at 1:15 am

    We all have expectations on how a Guru, Buddhist center and even the Buddha should be. And we love to past judgements. Thank you, Rinpoche for such an illuminating teaching. Here is a video to tell us that we must never judge another person:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKcZ551Ex4w

    Hope that you will enjoy it.

  8. Julien Roth on Dec 13, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    I am sure that this is such a wonderful teaching. I would love to get this book from my mum and read it. Thank you for sharing the videos and information with us.

  9. jerry_sito on Dec 13, 2013 at 11:11 am

    感恩仁波切您的教诲与开示

    尊贵的仁波切总是用最贴近我们内心深处的方式与话语,来向我们教诲与开示佛法,每每听闻仁波切的开示与教诲,总是能突然间地,明白了许多自己的过错与无明,即使我们英文不好,然而在当下,我们的英文却突然间进步了,在每次聆听尊贵的仁波切开示时,仁波切的开示与教诲,就这样非常直接地进入了我们心坎处,我相信这是仁波切用他的慈爱与加持下,为我们的心种下了法喜充满的佛法种子

    感动随喜与感恩的,因为尊贵的仁波切的开示与教诲能够结册成书,被永远地广传下来,让我们可以随时的细细回味仁波切的开示与教诲,从仁波切深入浅出的开示与教诲里,总是能感到一股力量,及一份温馨的提醒,教导我们如何去除无明与不再结下恶因,然而现在繁忙的都市人,总是被灯红酒绿的娑婆世界让我们一次次地迷失其中,每每当我们感到困惑时,只要阅读仁波切的开示与教诲,我们仿佛又被牵引回佛法与尊贵的詹仁波切神圣的曼达拉底下受到保护

    许多人不能够因一次听闻佛法就能够达到明白与证悟,然而只要我们不断地细细阅读仁波切的开示与教诲,并切身地将所学到的佛法运用与实践在我们的生活上,并学习转化我们的心识,让我们用菩提心与正见来造福与帮助一切有情众生

    感恩仁波切您的慈爱与善巧的方式来向我们弘扬佛法,让我们可以随时携带您的书籍,并可以随时打开电脑透过您的博客与youtube学习与分享佛法,祈愿您长驻在世常转法轮

  10. David Lai on Mar 18, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    If only more Buddhists would realize the potential of this book and the material contained within so that more Buddhists would read up on it and use it as a kind of definitive text or root text that all students of the Dharma, particularly those of the Mahayana and Vajrayana traditions would uphold. I think the material contained within are pretty universal especially within the Tibetan/Vajrayana tradition so it is not really confined to just the Gelug tradition or anything.

    I think all Tibetan centers should consider this book as essential reading just like how the 50 Stanzas of Guru Devotion by Ashvagosha has become essential reading for everyone looking towards a spiritual guide in this day and age. This is not to say that 50 Stanzas shouldn’t be read but as a supplement reading on the 50 Stanzas would be the Gurus For Hire, in which the 50 Stanzas in interpreted according the conditions and needs of practitioners today.

  11. Adrian Cho on Mar 16, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    It was a wonderful teaching and make it very clear for us easy to understanding..

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing all this video teachings.

  12. Wah Ying on Mar 8, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    I first read the book Gurus for Hire, is one of my most favorite books, but listening to the videos is even inspiring and learning more.

    Either the book (http://www.kechara.com/publications/publications/tsem-tulku-series/gurus-for-hire-enlightenment-for-sale/) or the marathon teaching videos, is a must read/listen.

  13. Sheryl KH (JB) on Mar 4, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    I have a copy of this book and I love it very much. I love this book for the diversity of the topics and the ease of reading and understanding the content.

    For all who are new to Dharma you will find this book very beneficial. Do get a copy of this.

    Thank you too for the team who transcribed and edited Rinpoche’s talk within a short time span, you can made the precious teachings available to many who did not have the chance to be at the scene 6-7 years ago.

  14. Sean Wang on Feb 28, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    This is a very amazing teaching about Guru Samaya. It is also a display of how far Rinpoche is willing to go to benefit others and spread the Dharma, by having a 3-day continuous Dharma talk. It is indeed an amazing feat!

    This teaching can be used to teach people how to properly treat your guru and how to properly set up a Dharma centre and how you must be virtuous when setting up a Dharma centre and not play political games behind closed temple doors.

    The book that was produced from this lovely teaching is indeed an amazing read and anyone should bless their eyes by reading the book!

  15. Sharon Saw on Feb 24, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    I loved this teaching which is still a popular book with much positive feedback from Buddhists around the world. Many people who are not familiar with Vajrayana Buddhism are very skeptical of the concept of Guru devotion, seeing it in a negative light. This book will clear all misconceptions by explaining the role and purpose of the Guru as well as the student. It addresses very candidly the many issues Dharma communities encounter and provides guidelines on how Dharma students and volunteers can run their centres better to improve the harmony and spiritual success of their centres.

    This book is strongly recommended to anyone who is a Dharma student!

    It is available at leading bookstores in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, India and UK, as well as for order on many websites, including:

    on Amazon:
    http://www.amazon.com/Gurus-Hire-Enlightenment-Tulku-Rinpoche/dp/9834339984

    on Barnes & Noble:
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    on Tower Books:
    http://www.tower.com/gurus-for-hire-enlightenment-sale-tulku-rinpoche-tsem-paperback/wapi/113424398

    on The Book Depository, UK:
    http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Gurus-for-Hire-Enlightenment-for-Sale-Tsem-Tulku-Rinpoche/9789834339982

    on Wisdom Books, UK:
    http://www.wisdom-books.com/ProductDetail.asp?PID=17478

    on Select Books, Singapore:
    http://www.selectbooks.com.sg/getTitle.aspx?SBNum=049911

    There is also the Acrobat e-book:
    http://www.mphonline.com/books/nsearchdetails.aspx?&pcode=9789675365065

  16. David Lai on Feb 24, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    I think the common misconception about Guru devotion is to offer the Guru physical service in terms of providing comforts,monetary and other physical service like cleaning, cooking and so forth. According to Gurus For Hire, those are very minimal offerings that one offer to our Guru, which is necessary for generating merits but that the actual devotion. Real devotion to the Lama consists of mental and spiritual transformation along with listening and carrying out instructions and advice from the Guru.

    I am not picture perfect in such terms but I have seen many Dharma friends carry these with great aplomb and excel in their Dharma work. I think the success they have enjoyed is because of their hard work, transformation and carrying out the Guru’s instructions with their utmost ability. This is just wonderful way in which many senior students of Rinpoche express their devotion, their faith and their transformation over the years.

  17. Milly on Feb 22, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    I had the merits to attend this teaching. It was a marathon teaching and Rinpoche was not feeling too well. But he still went on to teach us until late at night. Shows us how much Rinpoche loves the Dharma and cares for us. It covered all the mundane and crucial doubts in a new practictioner’s mind. Very realistic and practical teaching which applies to all Dharma centres irrespective of the lineage.

  18. abby f on Feb 22, 2013 at 1:09 am

    The word ‘Guru’ itself is so mystery, and who could be the Guru, how to find a Guru, what a Guru means and etc., all these are something totally new to most of the people. For someone who already has a Guru, the proper way to serve/assist a Guru, the attitude and motivation to serve a Guru could be something new as well, therefore a guild line to tell who, what, how, why (about Guru) is extremely important, because Guru is the one who teach/preach the teachings of the Buddha.

    If we serve our Guru well, we are actually creating causes for Dharma to grow in our region/place, this is because we prepare everything well for our Guru to teach/explain the Dharma to many. Besides this, by serving our Guru, we actually collecting numerous merits, the reason behind is also the same, as we are serving the person who benefits hundreds/thousands/millions of people.

    This teaching also helps us to find a Guru, as in Tibetan Buddhism, Guru is the key in our practice. Rinpoche said that in our era, Guru is important, as we can’t see/hear from Buddha directly. And to find a Guru is a long journey for some, to have a guideline is crucial. Anyway, to be a qualified student is as important as to find a qualified Guru. In Tibet, a Guru will observe a student before accepting a student and the student will observe the Guru before becoming a student of a Guru. This teaching tells perfectly about all these. A must-have book for serious practitioner or practitioner-to-be.

    If you prefer to read, you can also read this teaching in the book ‘Gurus For Hire, Enlightenment For Sale’. To purchase or check for further details, please visit this page: http://vajrasecrets.com/books/english-books/gurus-for-hire-enlightenment-for-sale.html

  19. Paris on Feb 21, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    I remember these talks like they were just yesterday, when we sat for a total of 27 hours in front of these wonderful teachings. A few of us then went away and transcribed all the teachings, edited them and got them ready for publishing 2 weeks after the teachings – a real amazing race… and amazing it really was!

    We did a second edition about two years later, where I had the opportunity to add other teachings on Guru devotion and the spiritual teacher, as well as further edit the first round of teachings. There’s something incredible and new that jumps out every time I have read through the manuscript – something that will sound more strongly than the time before, or the time before that.

    This covers just about every aspect we need to contemplate when entering a spiritual path in this day and age. Whatever that path may be, we will need to interact with our spiritual guides / mentors, the place that we practice in (or no place, as it might be) and the community that we’re practicing with. So this book, really, is applicable to anyone of any religion, for making the most out of their chosen path. Ultimately, the strongest most resonating message to me, throughout the book, is that a real teacher does everything he does, sets everything up and teaches and gives entirely for us, the students; that he wants nothing in return but for us to discover our own inner gurus and to be happy. Could it really be that simple? Yes, it really is – it’s just us that complicates everything else in between.

    • Paris on Feb 21, 2013 at 11:15 pm

      By the way, forgot to add that the wonderful, super, amazing book of these teachings is available here! http://www.kechara.com/publications/publications/tsem-tulku-series/gurus-for-hire-enlightenment-for-sale/

      We have received a lot of very positive feedback about this book from practitioners of all traditions, who have told us that they relate very well to these teachings and highly recommend it to many others from their own centers etc.

      Please do share the teachings with people in your own centers around the world and drop back here to give us your feedback – how have the teachings helped you? or your center / spiritual community? what did you find most inspiring and helpful in these teachings? We would love to hear your experiences and thoughts too 🙂

      • sarahyap on Feb 22, 2013 at 1:24 am

        I remember reading the book “Gurus for hire,Enlightenment for sale”. That was like 3 years ago when I first read it, and I remember very clearly I finished the whole book in one sitting! (Very rare… lol)

        What made me read the book continuously was that the idea of a Guru-Student relationship was so new to me (at that time). As usual, being born in a family that goes to the temple only once a year doesn’t really expose me to Dharma at an early age, so knowing how the Guru is the key to our liberation… that truly caught my attention!

        If it wasn’t for this teaching which was made into the book by KMP, I would still be lost and not know what Guru devotion is all about. Truly glad that I was fortunate enough to get my hands on this book, it certainly changed my whole spiritual path to a more promising and positive light!

      • David Lai on Feb 22, 2013 at 10:37 pm

        Dear Jamie,
        That was very fast transcribing and editing work! Wow! 24 hours of transcript would have taken me a whole month to transcribe! Anyway, it was a fabulous book!

        I remember once that when I was on a roadshow to Penang, I met someone from a Gelug center there and he read Gurus For Hire and loved it. He said it is so applicable and a great guide for those interested to engage in their practice in Buddhist center. He said he found this statement particularly relevant to him – Rinpoche said that centers with a resident teacher is like a Circus with a lion tamer or a ringleader so the wild animals are tamer and more under controlled as compared to those without a Guru. This is of course not verbatim from the book but from memory.

  20. Joy on Feb 21, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    I remembered this teaching… it was a 3 day marathon teaching and we basically had about 3-4 hours nap and in between dinner and lunch breaks. It was such a crucial teaching for all of us because it answered all the questions that people would normally ponder about or being asked about by people. Rinpoche spoke like it was an interview of Q&As and basically all the taboo questions are being answered from centre politics to how one should treat one’s Guru. Rinpoche address all the questions that no normal monk would ever talk about and has ever talked about really.

    This teaching or talk could be used by any Dharma centre as a grounding rule on how to start up a Dharma centre with the correct motivation and correct attitude and mindsets. We are so lucky to have a Guru like Rinpoche who takes the extra care to teach us all this so that we silly lay people know how to treat one’s Guru and practice the Dharma well with the right kind of attitude. Instead of creating more negative karma by misbehaving, causing schism and wrong view of the 3 jewels, and with wrong conduct where by instead of collecting merits we degenerate. Definitely we do not wish to be a cause of that do we?

  21. Erickksiow on Feb 20, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    Love this teaching, Rinpoche did make very clear about Guru Samaya.

    Best Regards : Eric kksiow

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    A beautiful and holy spiritual place for one to go , visiting holy places and connecting with the powerful energies. The Jokhang Monastery, Potala Palace, Norbulingka, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery and Ganden Monastery are some of the monasteries one should pay a visit. My wishes came true last year, travelling with friends on a pilgrimage to Lhasa, Tibet. Reading this post helps a lot for those planning to go .
    Thank you Rinpoche and Stella for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/wonderful-lhasa.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 24. 2020 02:45 PM
    John Lautner was an American was one of the most important American architects of the twentieth century. Wow …..his career spanned fifty-five years and left an indelible mark on the built environment of Southern California. Looking at the picture at this post tells all. Very extra-ordinary house built on a very steep land surrounded by beautiful tree canopies. Did google more about this man who built this building. He had designed more than fifty significant unique structures in Southern California alone. Over the years he had gained increasing recognition since, with exhibitions, publications, a documentary, and did appeared in numerous films, commercials, and other media. His legacy remains vulnerable till today.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing from Thierry Janssens

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/extraordinary-house.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 24. 2020 02:43 PM
    Going on a pilgrimage visiting Gaden Mosnastery in Tibet, was indeed once a life experience. Well…. Going there with an oxygen tank will be tough when one experienced difficulties in breathing due to high attitude. Nor matter what happen our Lama Rinpoche made it there back in December 2008 and early January 2009 during winter. I am lucky visiting Gaden Monastery with friends back in May 2019 without any hitch with our lama blessing then. It’s a beautiful monastery and its so holy one could feel the powerful energies there.
    For Rinpoche its home coming after so long. Seeing the pictures of Rinpoche standing in front of the Golden Stupa where the holy remains of Lama Tsongkhapa’s blessed body/clothes/relics were remind me of the great moment there. If given the opportunity again , I wish to visit the monastery again in the near future.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/i-visited-gaden-for-1st-time-with-an-oxygen-tank.html
  • sarassitham
    Wednesday, Sep 23. 2020 11:29 PM
    Thank you for the article sharing. Children learn a lot through activities that captures their attention and imaginations. They too have a strong desire to explore, discover through activities .

    It will be a great start for the kids to have dharma teaching activities at young age, because of their curiosity and desire to follows what they see and absorb the interest to learn from experiences.

    https://bit.ly/3hTDLaV
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Sep 23. 2020 11:24 AM
    Happy to see that those kind people traveled across the world to bring awareness of dog meat trade and to make life better for another living being.Dogs are man’s best friend,give them love.

    Thank you for the people showing their compassion and rescued the dog. Hopefully this video create more awareness to let people know animals are sufferings because of the people satisfaction.Once again thank you for sharing this article.


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  • S.Prathap
    Tuesday, Sep 22. 2020 03:15 PM
    We are too busy with our daily worldly need but forgot to correct our merit for future life or our spiritual path. Some of us even too focus on the ritual and forgot about the meaning of the ritual.
    This book is so interesting and all chapter need to contemplate continuously to gain more meaning in this. Thank you very much for sharing with us.


    https://bit.ly/2EnF18H
  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Sep 21. 2020 12:01 PM
    The paranormal is a very interesting subject matter that many Malaysians would love to watch and talk about. I myself love anything to do with the Paranormal.The team really put efforts to produce the show .
    Like many other topics, the paranormal topic serves to counter our ideology that humans are the only beings ruling the world.All the best and congratulation.


    https://bit.ly/2FQoaM2
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Sep 19. 2020 02:40 PM
    The discovery of ancient Buddhist Monastery dated from 700 AD is amazing. Found in an archaeological excavation site at Moghalmari, India ,artifacts figure of Buddha and Buddhist inscriptions. The archeologists do believe that those structural components recovered are parts of a Buddhist monastic site . A more details study of inscriptions on clay tablets even suggested the presence of two monasteries on the basis of the structural plan. With the discovery of the site and the deciphering of the inscriptions has pointed that Buddhism had spread to India in the 7th century ago.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/buddhist-monastery-from-700-ad-found.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Sep 19. 2020 02:39 PM
    Buddhism and Hinduism are similar because of their architecture is vibrant and colourful. They both have dharma and believe in reincarnation. The symbolism and structure of a Hindu temples were dated century ago. I love to see their ancient architecture of temples wall and so forth. Its simply amazing looking at its structures , colour . To the Hindu, the colours have a very deep significance, transcending purely decorative values in their religion and culture. Great to know there are so many beautiful ancient Hindus Temples around the world. Would love to visit these places as stated in this post in the near future . Looking at the Virupaksha Temple, Ranganathaswamy Temple, Brihadeeswarar Temple to name a few tell all about the beauty of it.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/beautiful-hindu-temples.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Sep 19. 2020 02:37 PM
    Wow ……having beautiful and short memes will benefit us on our spiritual path. Simplifying for all to understand and remember the benefits and qualities of Dorje Shugden. Especially for those who are new comers with Dorje Shugden. Merely by seeing it can bless us. Dorje Shugden is an emanation of Buddha Manjushri , will help us all regardless of race and religion when we trust the Powerful Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden.
    Thank you Rinpoche for all these creative memes.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/what-he-can-do-for-us.html
  • S.Prathap
    Friday, Sep 18. 2020 04:01 PM
    Pilgrimage is traditionally done on foot and often takes weeks or months to complete.The pilgrimage is about much more then just the destination however, the journey itself is actually the most important part of the practice.

    Now with these knowledge of where some of the relics are located, I will be able to visit the temples holding such precious blessings.Thank you very much for sharing this good article.


    https://bit.ly/32GEOGP
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Sep 18. 2020 03:39 PM
    The most popular Buddhist nun cook Jeong Kwan, is a Seon Buddhist monk and chef of Korean cuisine. She lives in the Chunjinam Hermitage at the Baegyangsa temple in South Korea, where she cooks for fellow nuns and monks. She also cooks for visitors as well. Inspiring ….. she discovered her calling of spreading dharma through cooking adopting a vegetarian diet . What a way to start off. She credits her joining the temple and her achievements to her mother, that’s wonderful to remember her mother. Due to her popularity she was invited to appear on TV show and cooking all the way to New York. Inspiring read.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Beatrix Ooi for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/jeong-kwan-the-zen-buddhist-chef.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Sep 18. 2020 03:38 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for these profound teachings and sharing Pastor Henry’s update of his daily practice with us. A good example to follow . Death is something that no one could escape for sure. Its good to meditate on death nor matter how busy we are. The whole process of death and visualizing it is highly important for us . Reading this post will have us wake up , its time and never too late for anyone to practice.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/dear-henry-contemplate-daily.html

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  • These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
    1 years ago
    Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
  • Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
    1 years ago
    Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
  • Beautiful
    2 yearss ago
    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
  • My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    2 yearss ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    2 yearss ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    2 yearss ago
    Uncle Wong
    We were told by Uncle Wong he is very faithful toward Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden has extended help to him on several occasions and now Uncle Wong comes daily to make incense offerings to Dorje Shugden. He is grateful towards the help he was given.
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    2 yearss ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
    2 yearss ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
    2 yearss ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    2 yearss ago
    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Chirping birds and other forest animals create a joyful melody at the Vajrayogini stupa in Kechara Forest Retreat (Bentong, Malaysia).
  • This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    3 yearss ago
    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    This video is thought-provoking and very interesting. Watch! Thanks so much to our friends at LIVEKINDLY.
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    3 yearss ago
    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
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    3 yearss ago
    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
    3 yearss ago
    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
    3 yearss ago
    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 yearss ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    3 yearss ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
    3 yearss ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    3 yearss ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
    3 yearss ago
    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    3 yearss ago
    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 yearss ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    3 yearss ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    3 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    3 yearss ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
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Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
2 weeks ago
Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families  ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
4 weeks ago
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
4 weeks ago
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
3 months ago
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
3 months ago
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
4 months ago
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
4 months ago
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
4 months ago
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
4 months ago
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
4 months ago
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
4 months ago
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
5 months ago
Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
6 months ago
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
6 months ago
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
6 months ago
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
6 months ago
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
6 months ago
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
6 months ago
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
6 months ago
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
6 months ago
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
6 months ago
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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.
6 months ago
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.
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
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
7 months ago
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
7 months ago
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
7 months ago
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
7 months ago
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
7 months ago
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
7 months ago
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
7 months ago
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
7 months ago
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
7 months ago
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
7 months ago
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
7 months ago
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
7 months ago
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
7 months ago
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
7 months ago
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
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
7 months ago
Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
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