Kechara’s Vajrayogini Prayer Wheels

Nov 28, 2018 | Views: 26,418
One of the Vajrayogini prayer wheels from Kechara

Prayer wheels are a great way to enhance your daily practice and accelerate the purification of karma and accumulation of merits. In particular, these Vajrayogini prayer wheels from Kechara have the additional benefit of creating a closer connection to this Glorious Adamantine Lady.

When we think of Tibetan Buddhism, we imagine ancient temples on the bleak slopes of the Himalayas, a refuge from the sufferings of the world, where the low, melodious chanting of scriptures can be heard, and where monks engage in meditative concentration on the nature of the mind and reality. Clouds of incense smoke waft over the landscape and pious pilgrims, both young and old, circumambulate the holy sites and white-washed stupas, chanting mantras and spinning hand-held prayer wheels.

Prayer wheels, a common part of Tibetan Buddhist paraphernalia, are often underrated by those new to Buddhism. Tibetans, however, believe that spinning prayer wheels (the bigger the better) is a powerful way of generating tremendous amounts of merit necessary for spiritual awakening and that installing prayer wheels in a place is an immensely effective way to transform the environment.

Tibetans believe

Tibetan Buddhists believe that the larger the prayer wheel, the more merits are generated when spinning it.

 

What are Prayer Wheels?

Known as khorlo (འཁོར་ལོ།) in Tibetan, prayer wheels are hollow cylindrical wheels filled with mantras associated with a particular Buddha. These are placed on a spindle traditionally made from wood, metal, stone, leather or coarse cotton, and are spun while reciting mantras. They are also sometimes generically known as Mani Wheels or mani chökhor (མ་ནི་ཆོས་འཁོར།), although this term only applies to prayer wheels filled with the OM MANI PEME HUNG mantra, associated with Chenrezig, the Buddha of Compassion. These are the most commonly found types of prayer wheels.

A young monk spins a prayer wheel in Songzhanlin Temple, Shangri-la (Yunnan). Image credit: Edwin Lee

A young monk spins a prayer wheel in Songzhanlin Temple, Shangri-la (Yunnan). Image credit: Edwin Lee

However, prayer wheels can be filled with the mantras of any deity. Common deity mantras used in prayer wheels include Lama Tsongkhapa’s Mig Tse Ma, and the mantras of Kalachakra, Vajrasattva, Dukkar and Guru Rinpoche.

Fire (Butter-lamp-powered) prayer wheel. Photo credit: John Hill

Fire prayer wheel. Photo credit: John Hill (click to enlarge)

The exterior of the prayer wheel is often decorated with carvings or images of the deity associated with the mantras within, celestial or mythical beings, auspicious symbols and even Dharma protectors.

Prayer wheels come in all sizes, from the small hand-held wheels spun by practitioners as they meditate or circumambulate holy sites, and medium-sized wheels attached to alcoves surrounding temples and monasteries on their circumambulation circuit, to the larger prayers wheels installed within temples and monasteries, and those that are continuously spun by the elements such as in water mills.

 

Hand-held Prayer Wheels

Assorted Handheld Tibetan Prayer Wheels

Assorted handheld Tibetan prayer wheels (click to enlarge)

These are usually the smallest prayer wheels you can find. They are commonly mounted on a wooden or metal spindle. A small wooden or metal weight is attached to the wheel by a short chain or leather thong.

This allows the practitioner to spin the wheel with a rotation of the wrist, which provides momentum to keep the wheel spinning with less energy than would otherwise be needed. It also serves to stabilise the wheel and gives it a more measured rotating movement.

 

Fire or Electric Prayer Wheels

These prayer wheels can be of various sizes and turn with the aid of the heat of a candle, fire, or electricity.

Fire prayer wheels also serve a secondary purpose. The light they emit is said to purify the negative karma of any sentient being that it touches. These days, wheels powered by electricity called Thardo Khorlo can also play music, recorded prayers and even the mantras of the associated deity.

 

Water Prayer Wheels

Water (Prayer) wheel

Water prayer wheel (click to enlarge)

These are wheels turned by flowing water, such as streams or rivers. It is said that the water that has touched these wheels carries the purifying and blessing power of the mantras to all sentient beings it subsequently touches in rivers, lakes and oceans.

 

Wind Prayer Wheels

These are wheels turned by the power of the wind. It is said that sentient beings who are touched by the wind which has turned these wheels are blessed and their negative karma is purified.

 

The Significance of Prayer Wheels

Wind (Prayer) Wheel

Wind prayer wheel (click to enlarge)

Prayers wheels are spiritual devices that allow practitioners to generate merit and blessings for themselves, the environment and others, as well as to purify negative karma. In fact, to call them prayer wheels is inaccurate. The term “mill” is more appropriate as it is defined as “a rotating object that generates something.” In this case what is generated is spiritual merit.

Mantras are considered to be the emanation of the enlightened beings in the form of sound. Reciting prayers and mantras is said to be extremely beneficial because through the physical effort of reciting them out loud, you release the energies of the enlightened beings into your body, mind and the environment to bring about transformation. As such, one’s speech becomes the doorway for blessings to pervade our lives.

The body, speech and mind are known as the “three doors.” This is because these are the three means by which we interact with the world. Thus, they are what we use to create either negative or positive karma, and for spiritual practitioners, the merit that is necessary to become an enlightened being. Since mantras are words of power, when we recite mantras, we are using our door of speech to create balance in the body and mind, in order to become a better person.

Prayer wheels in Namobuddha, Nepal

Prayer wheels in Namobuddha, Nepal

Mantras are unique in that even though they embody the energies of the enlightened beings in the form of sound, which is not physically tangible, the same is also embodied in their physical written form. Therefore, to read or see mantras also creates a very special effect. In fact, since mantras encapsulate the acoustic essence of the enlightened beings, one does not even need to see or read them. Just being near them can bring about inner transformation.

The unique feature of prayer wheels is that since they are full of written mantras, when they are spun, they send the supremely beneficial energies of the mantras out into the environment, blessing not only the practitioner, but sentient beings nearby and even the physical environment. Spiritual merit is created when we engage in virtuous activities with the motivation of helping other sentient beings. Spinning a prayer wheel therefore fulfils this motivation because the energies of the mantras sent out help to bless the sentient beings in the environment.

 

Inner Transformation

Before his death Buddha Shakyamuni gave instructions that upon his Parinirvana, his mortal remains were to be placed inside a stupa, revealing the ability of external physical objects to impact us spiritually.

Before his parinirvana, Buddha Shakyamuni gave instructions for his mortal remains to be placed inside a stupa, revealing the ability of external physical objects to impact us spiritually. Click to enlarge or click here for more high resolution Buddha images.

The religion and philosophy of Buddhism gives emphasis to mind training. Buddhist practice stresses the importance of Right Action, one of the eight factors indicated in the Noble Eightfold Path. But all actions are known to have their origins in the mind, hence the Noble Eightfold Path emphasises Right Thought as well. Due to the nature of Samsara or cyclic existence, however, our minds are afflicted by ignorance, hatred and desire. These three states of mind are known in Buddhism as the Three Poisons. Buddhist practices create positive changes in our minds to overcome these delusions, and with that comes incredible transformation.

But what does this have to do with prayer wheels, especially when transformation is internal whereas prayer wheels are external physical objects? Since the beginning of Buddhism, certain physical objects have been crucial to religious practice. For example, before his death Buddha Shakyamuni gave instructions that upon his Parinirvana, his mortal remains were to be placed inside a stupa. The tradition of enshrining the relics of holy beings inside stupas, which are highly venerated, has continued ever since. Similarly, a Buddhist monk’s robes and begging bowl have long been revered as potent reminders of the inner commitment of monastic practitioners to adhere to moral conduct on their journey to enlightenment.

Buddhist Bhavachakra artwork depicting the 3 poisons i.e. ignorance, aversion, and attachment in the form of a pig, snake, and bird at the hub of the Wheel of Life.

Buddhist Bhavachakra artwork depicting the Three Poisons i.e. ignorance, aversion, and attachment in the form of a pig, snake, and bird at the hub of the Wheel of Life. Click to enlarge or click here for more high resolution Buddha images.

In essence, turning a prayer wheel is the same as circumambulating a stupa. Any positive action performed in relation to the body, speech or mind of a Buddha creates or opens up imprints in our mindstreams. In actual fact, the mind of the Buddha is everywhere simultaneously because he is omniscient, or all-knowing. However, it is due to the Three Poisons, as mentioned earlier, that we are unable to perceive the Buddha directly. Therefore, out of their great compassion, the enlightened beings manifest in various forms that we can relate to. The most important of these manifestations are our gurus. These are the beings that teach us the path to enlightenment, help us to train our minds, encourage us to purify our negative karma and generate spiritual merit to gain realisations. Other manifestations of these beings include statues, stupas, and even prayer wheels.

Anything that happens within samsara including our development of positive qualities and spiritual realisations depends on causes and conditions, which also include environmental factors. That is why retreat centres, such as Kechara Forest Retreat, are established as they provide the optimum conditions for our spiritual practice to be successful. Having a prayer wheel that has been consecrated near you and using it regularly also provides you with the opportunity for more effective meditation and to develop positive states of mind. In fact, a number of Tibetan texts state that having a prayer wheel transforms the surroundings into a veritable pure land which manifests around it. Since a prayer wheel is an object that connects us with the Buddhas and transforms our environment into a conducive condition for gaining realisations, it is logical that using a prayer wheel while circumambulating or meditating will enhance its effects too.

Vajrayogini Stupa in Kechara Forest Retreat

The Vajrayogini Stupa in Kechara Forest Retreat. H.E. Tsem Rinpoche encourages all visitors and residents of Kechara Forest Retreat to circumambulate the Vajrayogini Stupa while reciting mantras and spinning prayer wheels. Click to enlarge.

 

The History of Prayer Wheels

Many aeons ago, one of the previous lives of Buddha Shakyamuni had the fortune to meet a Buddha named Dipamkara. It was in that lifetime that Buddha Shakyamuni made offerings to the Buddha Dipamkara and generated the aspiration to achieve the enlightened state. Commentaries regarding prayer wheel practices can be traced back to Buddha Dipamkara, but they do not consider him to be the originator of the practice. Therefore, the practice of prayer wheels started aeons ago and this shows how far-reaching the compassion of enlightened beings is in their effort to help sentient beings.

A thangka of Nagarjuna with Manjushri (top right) and Dorje Shugden (bottom right). Click to enlarge or click here for more high resolution Buddha images.

During that aeon, Buddha Dipamkara gave the prayer wheel practice to one of the Naga kings. Nagas are serpentine or dragon-like beings who are long-lived. They dwell in bodies of water and natural landscapes, have control over the weather and the ability to appear in human form. This Naga king was a Bodhisattva who spread the practice throughout his kingdom. Over the course of millennia, many Nagas were able to gain high levels of spiritual realisation by relying on prayer wheels. The Nagas kept this practice secret until the time of the philosopher, scholar and attained meditator, the great Nagarjuna.

In a previous life, Nagarjuna was named Priyadarshana and was a student of the sage Vimalakirti during the time of Buddha Shakyamuni. During one of Vimalakirti’s discourses, it is said that Priyadarshana gained a high level of spiritual realisation. Buddha Shakyamuni then proclaimed that Priyadarshana would be born in South India in the future, and would be named Naga. He would spread the Buddha’s teachings far and wide and upon the completion of his benevolent work, would ascend to the pure land of Buddha Amitabha named Sukhavati.

Just as Buddha Shakyamuni predicted, Priyadarshana took rebirth as Nagarjuna, who at a young age, entered the Nalanda monastic university. While there, he excelled in his studies and became one of the institution’s most revered teachers. He also became a tantric adept, studying under the Mahasiddha Saraha. He developed such great compassion for sentient beings that the Nagas were compelled to invite him to their underwater kingdom. They had many scriptural texts given to them for safe keeping by various Buddhas including Dipamkara and Buddha Shakyamuni. Knowing that Nagarjuna was the human they had been waiting for to pass on the teachings so that humanity could benefit from them, they presented Nagarjuna with many texts.

A thangka of Lord Tsongkhapa with his two heart sons

A thangka of Lord Tsongkhapa with his two heart sons. Click to enlarge or click here for more high resolution Buddha images.

Among these texts was the Perfection of Wisdom Sutras, which formed the basis of Nagarjuna’s later expositions on the philosophy of Shunyata or emptiness. Of these expositions, his Mulamadhyamakakarika (Root Verses on the Middle Way) paved the way for the Madhyamaka school of Buddhist philosophy, which effectively revived the Mahayana Buddhist tradition by highlighting the teachings of the Prajnaparamita (Perfection of Wisdom) Sutras. Much later, in Tibet, the great Lama Tsongkhapa expounded Nagarjuna’s views and the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden arose to protect these precious teachings. Other texts that Nagarjuna received from the Nagas include the Lotus Sutra, the Pure Land Sutra, the Jewel Heap Sutra, the Mission to Lanka Sutra, and the Inconceivable Liberation Sutras.

It was at this time that Nagarjuna received a vision of Avalokiteshvara or Chenrezig, the Buddha of Compassion. Nagarjuna had a strong connection with Chenrezig, as according to the History of Buddhism in India by Taranatha, he had completed a 12-year retreat on Chenrezig, after which he gained supernatural powers that allowed him to work tirelessly for the benefit of others. In this beatific vision, Chenrezig entreated Nagarjuna to ask the Nagas for the prayer wheel that had been given to them by the Buddha Dipamkara. If he did, then many countless sentient beings would benefit from the practice since Nagarjuna would spread it. Thus it was from Nagarjuna that the prayer wheel practice, in one form or another, spread throughout the Mahayana Buddhist world. In countries like China, Korea and Japan, the practice evolved to include huge bookshelves turning around a central axis, mirroring the Tibetan prayer wheels.

A dramatic thangka painting of Mahasiddha Tilopa with his disciple Naropa at his feet. Click to enlarge or click here for more high resolution Buddha images.

Nagarjuna passed the prayer wheel practice to a lion-faced celestial dakini, after which the practice was passed down to Guru Rinpoche. It was also practised by the Mahasiddha Tilopa and his student, the Mahasiddha Naropa, who passed it down to his own student Marpa. Marpa continued with the practice in Tibet and passed it to his student Milarepa, from whom it spread throughout the country.

The practice of the prayer wheel is prevalent in all four Tibetan Buddhist schools. In fact, His Holiness the 4th Panchen Lama Lobsang Chokyi Gyaltsen installed many prayer wheels in the area surrounding the Heruka Monastery. Even contemporary high lamas such as His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Geshe Rabten promoted the practice and the sponsorship of prayer wheels for others.

 

Kechara’s Vajrayogini Prayer Wheels

Kechara’s prayer wheels are special and unique – they are filled with the mantra of Buddha Vajrayogini. It is believed that during the Kaliyuga, or degenerate time, certain tantras that were taught by the Buddha over 2,500 years ago have become much more potent over time. These include the Vajrayogini practice, which is part of the Maha Anuttarayoga, or Highest Yoga, class of tantras. This is because the Vajrayogini Tantras primarily work with our emotions of desire, which as the Kaliyuga progresses, increases in the mindstreams of sentient beings. Thus, her tantra is more efficacious, and her practice enables qualified practitioners to achieve supreme enlightenment more quickly during the present world-age.

Other Maha Anuttarayoga Tantras include the likes of Guhyasamaja, Heruka, Yamantaka, Kalachakra, Gyalwa Gyatso, Cittamani Tara and Hevajra.

A thangka of Naro Kachö Vajrayogini with Mahasiddha Naropa, Vajradharma and Hero Vajradharma (top) and Maitri Kachö Vajrayogini, Dorje Shugden and Vajravarahi (bottom). Click to enlarge or click here for more high resolution Buddha images.

These tantras are classified into two types, mother tantras and father tantras. The tantras are not defined by whether the deities themselves are male or female but by the method through which one gains enlightenment. Mother tantras focus more on the attainment of clear light, while the father tantras focus on the attainment of great bliss or the generation of the rainbow body.

Within the class of mother tantras, one of the most supreme is Vajrayogini. It is said that one will gain high attainments through Vajrayogini’s practice if one fulfils the four prerequisites:

  1. To have unwavering faith in Vajrayogini as a meditational deity;
  2. To have clean samaya with the guru;
  3. To never miss tsok offering commitments; and
  4. To recite a short prayer three times every day which is a request to enter her pure land.

For students of the lowest scope (scope here refers to merit), they will ascend, within 14 lifetimes, to Kechara Paradise where Vajrayogini abides, and receive teachings from her directly. For students of the medium scope, they will be met by her in the bardo, or the intermediate state between rebirths, and be taken to Kechara Paradise. And finally, for those of the highest scope, they will not leave their body behind, but will be taken in their current form to Kechara Paradise. This has been witnessed or experienced by many practitioners of the past.

Kechara Vajrayogini Prayer Wheels

Kechara Vajrayogini Prayer Wheels

Therefore Vajrayogini’s practice is extremely potent, and is the direct antidote to desire, attachment or sexual energy that is not directed correctly. Desire or sexual energy that is misdirected can bring great heartache and cause many problems. Vajrayogini’s practice is a direct counter to these afflictions and many other negative states of mind. In fact, full enlightenment can be achieved in one lifetime through this practice if one trains diligently.

By seeing Vajrayogini, making offerings to her, and making a connection with her, we will gain a great amount of merit, and create the causes to receive her practice in the future. Having and using a prayer wheel filled with her holy mantra also creates an extremely strong connection with this divine lady. If you are serious in your spiritual path, it would be wise not to miss out on this incredible opportunity to invite your very own Vajrayogini prayer wheel home. Kechara’s Vajrayogini prayer wheels are made according to traditional methods:

 

Step 1: Cleansing and Purification

First, the prayer wheel casings are washed thoroughly in soapy water then rinsed in fresh water to which is added:

Saffron: An aromatic herb commonly used as an ingredient in traditional Asian medicines and cooking. It is said to have a purifying effect and cleanses items of unwanted negative energies.

Phajung Rilbu: A pill created from a variety of ingredients and is a traditional substance used in Tibetan Buddhist rituals, primarily for purification and cleansing. It is also used to cleanse the interior of statues and stupas before insertion of mantras and other holy items. [Learn more about Phajung Rilbu]

Sangdruk: A powdered ritual substance made from six different ingredients. It can also be used to coat the interior of statues, stupas and wealth vases prior to mantra insertion. In fact, it is one of the traditional ingredients necessary for the creation of wealth vases. [Learn more about Sangdruk]

Menche: A powdered ritual ingredient made from 111 different substances including gold, silver, juniper, frankincense, sandalwood, nutmeg, cloves and cardamom. Menche can also be added to tormas and serkym offerings to enhance your offerings to the Three Jewels. [Learn more about Menche]

Camphor: A traditional substance used in Tibetan Buddhist rituals. It is known for its purifying properties. It also represents the speech of the enlightened beings. As an aromatic ingredient, it is often used in offerings of scent.

Having been purified with the necessary substances, the prayer wheel casings are set aside to dry completely.

First, each prayer wheel is disassembled and washed in soapy water.

First, each prayer wheel is disassembled and washed in soapy water to remove dirt and impurities.

Next, a traditional solution is prepared using water, saffron, sangdruk, menche, phajung rilbu and camphor.

Next, a traditional solution is prepared using water, saffron, sangdruk, menche, phajung rilbu and camphor.

The prayer wheel casing is then dipped in the solution to purify it in preparation to receive Vajrayogini's mantra.

The prayer wheel casings are then dipped in the solution to purify them in preparation to receive Vajrayogini’s mantra.

The prayer wheel components are then left to dry.

The prayer wheel components are then set aside to dry.

 

Step 2: Mantra Rolling

Next, the mantras are cut to size and rolled tightly in the traditional manner around a hollow tube. The mantra used in Kechara’s Vajrayogini prayer wheel is none other than Vajrayogini’s sacred mantra that was handwritten by the incomparable Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. This precious mantra was replicated and printed on thin canvas so that it will last for a long time, compared to traditional paper which is easily damaged.

The tops of the mantra rolls are marked to ensure that they are the right way up when they are inserted into the prayer wheels. The mantra rolls are then wrapped in yellow cloth as an offering to the Buddha’s speech. This symbolises that the mantra and Vajrayogini are indivisible.

Kyabje Zong Rinpoche's handwritten Vajrayogini mantra was printed on durable canvas to ensure it does not deteriorate in humid weather. The mantras are first cut to the correct size.

Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s handwritten Vajrayogini mantra was printed on durable canvas to ensure it does not deteriorate in humid weather. The mantras are first cut to the correct size.

The mantras are then rolled around a hollow tube until the desired diameter is achieved.

The mantras are then rolled around a hollow tube. Additional mantra sheets are added one by one until the desired diameter is achieved.

Mantra rolling is done the traditional way with the aid of a wooden block to ensure the roll is compact and as many mantras as possible can fit inside the prayer wheel.

Mantra rolling is performed the traditional way with the aid of a wooden block to ensure the roll is compact, and to fit as many mantras as possible within the prayer wheel.

Finally, the mantra roll is secured with glue and the top of the roll is marked.

Once the mantra roll is at the correct size, it is secured with glue and the top of the roll is marked.

A strip of yellow cloth is then glued to the outside of the mantra roll as an offering to the Vajrayogini's speech..

A strip of yellow cloth is then glued to the outside of the mantra roll as an offering to Vajrayogini’s speech..

 

Step 3: Consecration and Blessing

Finally, the mantra rolls are blessed through a Soongdrup puja and inserted into the prayer wheels. The prayer wheels also contain a protector knot, blessed by the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden and the great masters H.E. Kensur Lati Rinpoche and H.E. Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche.

His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche has personally blessed and consecrated the first batch of prayer wheels through sacred and powerful rituals to Vajrayogini.

Kechara’s Vajrayogini prayer wheels come in three sizes – small, medium and large – and are available in two colours. They can be invited via Vajrasecrets here.

The consecrated Vajrayogini mantra roll is inserted into the prayer wheel. Thereafter, a protector knot is also placed within the housing before it is sealed.

The consecrated Vajrayogini mantra roll is inserted into the re-assembled prayer wheel. Thereafter, a protector knot is also placed within the housing before it is sealed.

Each prayer wheel was individually checked and tested prior to being blessed by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche.

Each prayer wheel is individually checked and tested prior to being blessed by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche.

Prayer wheels were blessed by Rinpoche

On 29 October 2018, H.E. Tsem Rinpoche blessed and consecrated the first batch of prayer wheels with sacred and powerful rituals to Vajrayogini, dissolving her body, speech and mind into the mantras within.

 

How to Use Prayer Wheels

Prayer wheels are unique because with every spin of the wheel, it is akin to reciting the amount of mantras the wheel contains. So, if the wheel contains 500 copies of the mantra, with one spin, you generate the merit of reciting the mantra 500 times. This is a great way of making a strong connection with Vajrayogini and generating merit if you have not received her initiation yet. Prayer wheels however, should not be used in lieu of your daily practice, but in addition to it, in order to generate merits.

Prayer wheels can be used when circumambulating holy statues such as those in Kechara Forest Retreat, while reciting mantras or engaging in purification practices. You can also spin the prayer wheel while you engage in your sadhana, and even while you are watching TV.

Touch the prayer wheel to your forehead at the start and end of your session.

Touch the prayer wheel to your forehead at the start and end of your session.

You should touch the prayer wheel to your forehead and make strong aspirational prayers before starting to use it. Examples of suitable aspirational prayers include the wish to gain Bodhicitta and the realisation of shunyata, to gain closeness to Vajrayogini and never be separated from her, to ascend to Kechara Paradise, and for whatever is stated in the Heruka tantras to come true.

Prayer wheels should be spun clockwise

Prayer wheels should be spun clockwise. It can be supported on your knee if necessary

Prayer wheels should be spun clockwise, but if you spin them the other way by mistake, do not worry; nothing negative will happen since the enlightened beings never harm anyone; they only help.

When spinning the prayer wheel, you should hold it at least above your waist level. If sitting down, it is permissible to rest the handle on your knee especially if it is large and heavy.

You can use the prayer wheel in either hand. If you aspire to receive Vajrayogini’s tantra, you can spin the prayer wheel with your left hand. If you are a Vajrayogini practitioner but wish to keep your practice secret out of humility, then spin the prayer wheel with your right hand.

At the end of the session, touch the prayer wheel to your forehead once more and make your dedication prayers.

Prayer wheels can be used if you are sitting and standing. What is important is to hold it above waist level.

Prayer wheels can be used either sitting and standing. What is important is to hold it above waist level.

Since prayer wheels contain the sacred energies of the Buddhas, in this case Vajrayogini, they should be treated with respect, just like how one would treat a statue or a Dharma text. They should not be placed on the floor or be brought into the bathroom.

It is best to keep your prayer wheel together with other holy items or on your altar when not in use. Rather than laying the prayer wheel flat, it is better to keep the mantras upright by using a vessel or stand to hold the prayer wheel upright. The vessel can be filled with pearls or other semi-precious stones as an offering to the Buddhas. Do not pack or store your prayer wheel with inappropriate items.

Try your best not to drop or damage your prayer wheel. If you should do so by accident, try your best to repair it. In the unfortunate event that your prayer wheel is damaged beyond repair, take the mantra roll out and place it in a new prayer wheel.

You can learn more about how to use a prayer wheel by watching the teaching by His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche below:

Or view the video on the server at:
https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/prayer-wheel-livestream.mp4

 

A Short Prayer Wheel Meditation to Purify and Heal

As prayer wheels contain sacred mantras, they can be used to purify negative karma and at the same time heal us of our physical diseases and internal delusions. There are two simple visualisations you can engage in, especially when you are circumambulating holy sites.

 

Visualisation 1

Visualise light rays emanating from the mantras within the prayer wheel. These rays extend to cover your body, purifying you of all diseases and defilements. These rays also purify you of your negative thoughts and negative imprints within your mindstream. You then extend these lights to all sentient beings throughout the six realms of existence. Think strongly that the light rays purify them of their suffering and pacify their negative karma.

 

Visualisation 2

Visualise light rays like the first visualisation. This time, the light rays hook on to your negative karma, delusions, obscurations, diseases and spirit harm. All of these negativities are sucked into the prayer wheel and are purified because the mantras are the embodiment of Vajrayogini. Having purified yourself in this manner, extend the visualisation to include all sentient beings – their negativities are likewise sucked into the prayer wheel. All sentient beings, including yourself, are now purified and liberated from all suffering.

 

Sources

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prayer_wheel
  • http://www.dharma-haven.org/tibetan/prayer-wheel.htm
  • http://www.religionfacts.com/prayer-wheel
  • Lama Zopa Rinpoche (compiled by Lorne Ladner), Wheel of Great Compassion: The Practice of the Prayer Wheel within Tibetan Buddhism. 2000. Boston: Wisdom Publications.

 

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  1. Lester on Aug 22, 2019 at 10:40 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for creating and blessing these prayer wheels! I have invited one for myself and can’t seem to get enough of spinning it! I didn’t read the instructions carefully and did not recite aspiration prayers during my first usage. Oops! But I do hope more of these wheels containing other mantras like Migtsema, Dorje Shugden main and families etc, can be produced to infuse the world with infinite positive energy! Thank you once again!

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    Many people have asked how to connect with Sacred Diamond Dakini Vajra Yogini without initiation and formal commitments. I have explained how to do so here: https://bit.ly/2JjTTXp

    Any form of Vajra Yogini you worship leads to the same benefit. All her forms are just her wisdom manifesting for different karmic propensities at different time periods.

    Please be blessed with these beautiful pictures of Ucheyma (Severed Head Vajra Yogini) from my personal shrine. Read more on this sacred form.- https://bit.ly/2QghvhS

    May you all be blessed and ascend to Kechara Paradise.

    Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche

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    致世界各地的朋友:

    人们曾无数次问我:如何在没有受灌顶和誓言的情况下,跟殊胜的金刚空行母——金刚瑜伽母结缘。我已经在此文中跟大家解释:https://bit.ly/2JjTTXp

    不管我们供奉以哪种形象示现的金刚瑜伽母,所得的益处是一样的。她以无上智慧,顺应不同时代众生的业力而示现不同形象。

    衷心希望我佛坛上的“乌切玛”(断首金刚瑜伽母)像的这些庄严相片能加持你的心续。更多关于这一殊胜法相的资料,可在此阅读:https://bit.ly/2QghvhS

    祈愿你获得加持,日后能登克切拉净土。

    詹杜固仁波切敬启
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  4. Pastor Loh Seng Piow on Mar 17, 2019 at 11:32 pm

    Dear friends around the world,

    Many people have asked how to connect with Sacred Diamond Dakini Vajra Yogini without initiation and formal commitments. I have explained how to do so here: https://bit.ly/2JjTTXp

    Any form of Vajra Yogini you worship leads to the same benefit. All her forms are just her wisdom manifesting for different karmic propensities at different time periods.

    Please be blessed with these beautiful pictures of Ucheyma (Severed Head Vajra Yogini) from my personal shrine. Read more on this sacred form.- https://bit.ly/2QghvhS

    May you all be blessed and ascend to Kechara Paradise.

    Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche

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    致世界各地的朋友:

    人们曾无数次问我:如何在没有受灌顶和誓言的情况下,跟殊胜的金刚空行母——金刚瑜伽母结缘。我已经在此文中跟大家解释:https://bit.ly/2JjTTXp

    不管我们供奉以哪种形象示现的金刚瑜伽母,所得的益处是一样的。她以无上智慧,顺应不同时代众生的业力而示现不同形象。

    衷心希望我佛坛上的“乌切玛”(断首金刚瑜伽母)像的这些庄严相片能加持你的心续。更多关于这一殊胜法相的资料,可在此阅读:https://bit.ly/2QghvhS

    祈愿你获得加持,日后能登克切拉净土。

    詹杜固仁波切敬启

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  5. Stella Cheang on Dec 15, 2018 at 9:40 pm

    What a wonderful and express way to make connection with the supreme red Buddha, VajraYogini. Rinpoche is very compassionate to have this idea, where many people can benefit at every step of the process; from the making of the prayer wheels to inviting it and turning the wheel. Thank you, Rinpoche!

  6. Soon Huat on Dec 15, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    Thank You Rinpoche for introducing this easy method for us to be one more step closer to Vajrayogini practice. I have bought 2 of them to practice and hope one daycan receive such precious Initiation from Guru. Sincere fold my hands and bow down to Guru.

  7. yin ping on Dec 4, 2018 at 4:42 am

    The prayer wheel is one of the simplest and most powerful Tibetan Buddhist spiritual practices. It is Nagarjuna who brought the prayer wheel practice from the Nagas, passed to a lion-faced dakini and later pass down to Guru Rinpoche.

    There are holy mantras inside the prayer wheel. Turning a prayer wheel is the same as circumambulating a stupa. This positive action which is related to the Buddha’s speech, can plant dharma seeds and also open up positive imprints in our mind stream. When the practitioner spins the prayer wheel together with mantra recitation, it is to train our mind to remain stable while the body is in motion.

    We are fortunate to be born as human beings and to have the opportunity to practice the Dharma in many ways. With proper visualization doing the prayer wheel practice, we can purify negative karma and obscuration, and in the same time accumulate merits for a smoother spiritual path.

  8. Yee Yin on Dec 4, 2018 at 1:16 am

    I think this prayer wheel must be the only Vajrayogini prayer wheel you can find in the world! Tsem Rinpoche is very kind to find ways to connect us with Vajrayogini. Vajrayogini is a very powerful tantra practice. If we have the good fortune to receive her practice and if we do it well, we will be able to ascend to her paradise in one lifetime.

    Her practice is powerful because she can turn all our negative qualities such as desire, anger, jealousy etc. into the positive energy for us to pursue our spiritual practice. In addition, her Sadhana is fairly short unlike other tantra practices that will take the practitioners a few hours to do their Sadhana. Everyone who should aspire to receive her practice one day.

    The best place to get connected to Vajrayogini is to come to Kechara Forest Retreat. There is a Vajrayogini stupa here for us to circumambulate and make our prayers. And not to forget, Tsem Rinpoche is a Vajrayogini practitioner, he does Vajrayogini practice every day so Kechara Forest Retreat is highly energised with her power.

  9. TsaTsa Ong on Dec 2, 2018 at 9:12 pm

    I really enjoyed reading this article about Vajrayogini prayer wheels and how it use and made. I would love to invite one to use in the near future hopefully. 🤗😍 Thank you Rinpoche and writers for sharing this interesting knowledge about prayer wheels.👍🙏💛🌈😍

  10. TsaTsa Ong on Dec 2, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    i really enjoyed reading this article abour vajrayogini prayer wheels and how it is being use and made. I would love to invite one to use in the near future hopefully. 🤗😍 Thank you Rinpoche and writers for sharing this interesting knowledge about prayer wheels.👍🙏💛🌈😍

  11. Bradley Kassian on Dec 1, 2018 at 9:01 am

    I’ve had several prayer wheels over the years. I’ve always been attracted to them. Use them all the time, and usually use one during my sadhana. I have one on my desk at all times in arms reach and can’t help but pick it up and spin it at random times even when watching TV. Guess you could call them “Spiritual Fidget Spinners”.😂 I know millennials would understand that. Anyway, their presence has a very calming effect to the environment I’ve noticed. I have even gifted these to individuals over the years as I know they are so beneficial. They are a very easy way to generate lots of merits so quickly, and purify Karma. Wonderful to hear Kechara have produced their own Vajrayogini Prayer Wheels.

  12. Samfoonheei on Nov 30, 2018 at 6:05 pm

    Very informative and details all about prayers wheel for us to know. The Tibetan Buddhist belief, spinning a prayer wheel is just as effective as reciting the sacred texts and having many meritorious effect on the one who turns it. According to the lineage texts prayer wheels are used to accumulate wisdom, merit and to purify negativities. They use prayer wheels to spread spiritual blessings to all sentient beings. They believe that every rotation of a prayer wheel equals one utterance of the mantra. The religious exercise is part of Tibetan life.
    Wonderful now kechara have produced their own Vajrayogini Prayer Wheels where inside each prayer wheels are filled with copies of mantras of Buddha Vajrayogini. Kechara’s prayer wheels are very special and unique. Amazing just by turning a prayer wheel with millions of mantras inside is the equivalent of saying those millions of mantras.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us the significance of Prayer Wheels .

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  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Apr 5. 2020 03:25 PM
    Nairatmya is the Buddha Mother of the Sakya sect and is the embodiment of prajna wisdom. As well as a meditational deity and the consort of Hevajra which has many different forms and combinations of forms for these two deities. She has phenomenal power which enables practitioners to break through the ignorance of afflictions and increase the practitioners’ Buddha wisdom and merits. She did appeared to the Mahasiddha Virupa urging him to continue with his tantric practice. Depicted with the dharma protector Dorje Shugden forms a beautiful and powerful thangka.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/nairatmya-she-who-has-no-self
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Apr 5. 2020 03:23 PM
    Born as a prince …Siddhartha Gautama but then became known as Shakyamuni only after he became the Buddha . Buddha gave teachings or compassionately turning the wheel of Dharma at a variety of places for many years until his parinirvana. Through these teachings, Buddha showed the way that leads all beings to the experience of awakening and liberation from samsara. In this beautiful thanka Buddha is depicted with his many disciples and Dorje Shugden who is an emanation of the Buddha of Wisdom, Manjushri.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/buddha-shakyamuni-turning-the-wheel-of-dharma
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Apr 5. 2020 03:21 PM
    The Buddha was a philosopher, mendicant, meditator, spiritual teacher, and religious leader who lived in ancient India. He is revered as the founder of the world religion of Buddhism. Life as a prince living in the wealthy circumstances of a noble family . In his late twenties, Prince Siddhartha encountered the “four signs” during excursions from the palace. He realized that the only way out of this suffering world of samsara was through finding and following the right spiritual path. He gave up the ascetic way of life and turned to meditation, until he reached his goal of enlightenment under the Bodhi-tree in Bodhgaya. Interesting story of who the noble prince was, the major events of his life, and the incredible legacy that he left behind for the world with the creation of Buddhism.
    In this beautiful thangka , depicted together with Dorje Shugden who is an emanation of the Buddha of Wisdom, Manjushri. As a dharma protector in order to safeguard the Buddha’s teachings .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-noble-prince-who-founded-buddhism
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 4. 2020 06:15 PM
    Nor matter what race or religion, one of the most beautiful qualities of friendship is to understand and be understood. Animals of different species can be together, playing together and have a close bond, we as human too could do it. Dogs aren’t only man’s best friend, there are other animals playing together. With patience, the seeds of loving-kindness, and understanding even our enemies can become friends. Most important whether that person is of the same race, faith, rich or poor, good or bad ,all are treated equally. There is a time for silence with the one who hurts us and yet a time to let go of the past. We should love all beings too.
    I have seen wonderful pictures of people and animals hugging, playing together, it tell us a special bond between them. When we love them….the animals will gives you loves.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing and teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/external-article/absence-of-hatred
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 4. 2020 06:14 PM
    Jetsun Milarepa was a Tibetan siddha, who famously was a murderer as a young man then turned to Buddhism to become an accomplished buddha despite his past. He is generally considered as one of Tibet’s most famous yogis and poets, serving as an example for the Buddhist life. Interesting biography of Milarepa which I truly enjoying and inspiring story of him. Depicted with Mahasiddha Marpa a great translator, Vajravarahi is a semi-wrathful form of Vajra Yogini, and Dorje Shugden is an emanation of the Buddha of Wisdom, created a beautiful powerful thangka .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-incredible-poet-and-yogi-jetsun-milarepa
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 4. 2020 06:13 PM
    Lama Tsongkhapa is a “Buddha of our times” in the Gelug Vajrayana tradition. As an enlightened being, Buddha Tsongkhapa has the same realizations as all of the Buddhas. His practice is very powerful reliable and beneficial, as he was an emanation of Avalokitesvara , Manjushri , and Vajrapani . Among the many renowned teachings he gave and dharma texts he composed, Lama Tsongkhapa’s Lamrim Chenmo. We are fortunate , having the chance to receive and practice Dharma teachings from Lama Tsongkhapa through our lama. Beautiful thangka depicted along with Dorje Shugden the powerful Dharma Protector.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing and with short explanations.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/lama-tsongkhapa-sitting-on-a-lotus
  • Lin Mun
    Saturday, Apr 4. 2020 03:13 PM
    It is interesting that there are certain people who have psychic power or some sort of ability that a normal person may not have. Hard to explain why they are special scientifically but I believe each person have different capabilities in this world. For me if a person if gifted with certain capabilities, then they should use it to benefit others and not bring harm for own benefit and greed. Many however, will abuse the abilities to make profit and for personal agenda.

    On the other subject on mantra, it is powerful words of Buddha which brings benefit to not only to the person who recite it but can be dedicated to all sentient beings. Appreciation to Buddha for providing mantra for us to recite and opportunity to change the situation to be better.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/psychic-power-sabine-thing.html
  • sarassitham
    Saturday, Apr 4. 2020 01:52 AM
    Thank you for the sharing, an inspiring article of a family growing up their kids and Living Off-The Grid in Lenggong Valley of Perak. I believe this is the positive mind set of the couples living closer to nature, explore to new ideas, being creativity, to live simple and happy with farming activities .

    There are number of people who are attracted to mother nature, they love the breezing air, greenery environment, and healthy living. Not many love to do this in this modern era where technology are vast growing where people are looking for more comfort and luxury homes.

    I loved the concept and the wonderful ideas of Tan and Ladia Kuta, being innovative, to facilitate, improve and to expend their living style. Thanks to The Coconut KL to introduce the Lenggong Valley and helping the couples to expend. Hope to get an opportunity to visit and enjoy the nature environment stay.
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Apr 3. 2020 08:50 PM
    Heard of this mythical creatures during my school days. Interesting stories and in Scottish folklore been told years ago. The Loch Ness monster is a marine creature that inhabits in the Scottish highlands waters. Recording to eye witness it is described as large in size with a long neck and one or more humps protruding from the water. There have been thousands of reported sightings of these creatures date back to ancient times. They ranged from eyewitness accounts by visitors to the area to unusual objects spotted by people. Many even has captured images of this creature but so forth there no hard evidence of it. Well I do believe that there was once do exist in ancient times .
    Thank you Pastor Loh Seng Piow for this interesting sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/english-loch-ness-monster.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Apr 3. 2020 08:49 PM
    Reading all these inspiring worthy words appealing to H H Dalai Lama to lift the ban on Dorje Shugden, it tell us a thousand words. How much love and respect our Lama Tsem Rinpoche to H H Dalai Lama. Our lama always teaches us to respect H H Dalai Lama. This Dorje Shugden ‘s practice was passed down by generations of erudite lamas of the pure lineage since 400 years ago. For hundreds of years , many highly attained lamas has been propitiating and relying on Dorje Shugden as an Dharma Protector in the practice. They cannot be wrong in the practice. Because of the Tibetan Leadership political agenda, many has suffered such as services denied, families and monasteries divided and so forth.
    May H H Dalai Lama please have a dialogue with Dorje Shugden’s practitioner , to resolve the ban which is affecting millions of people.
    Thank you Rinpoche with these inspiring worthy words of appeals.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/appeal-to-h-h-the-dalai-lama.html
  • S.Prathap
    Friday, Apr 3. 2020 05:38 PM
    It is not coincidental that past and present masters praised Diamond Lady , Vajrayogini as our saviour during this materialistic, desire driven times. As Rinpoche had said, her practice is most appropriate for us.
    Across the world more female are working than ever before, and are very successful holding the top post. Thank you very much for nice write up.
  • sarassitham
    Thursday, Apr 2. 2020 11:26 PM
    Extremely happy to see the Green Girls efforts to the success of Kechara’s Organic Farm. I liked they idea, to cultivate the space to grow their own delicious, greenery, fresh and healthy vegetables. Of course we know organic vegetables contain’s more nutritious, healthier and safe.

    Apart of looking at these attractive farm, I believe this farm will improves the ecology of the surrounding environment. Looking on the support of the volunteers, I hope this project will meet their goals and achieve to a greater extent.

    I’m sure this though role activity involved will help the green girls and Kechara volunteers to maintain a healthy mind and body.
  • S.Prathap
    Thursday, Apr 2. 2020 03:50 PM
    I like the Dorje Shugden’s Tsa-tsa. It is very detail in making and beautiful. Not only easy to carry during travel also can use for premises decoration to further bless the premises. Now i know how it was made , and the history after reading this post. So they made based on the tradition in Tibet and everyone could invite home and for traveling as well as the beautiful Tsa-tsa is small and convenience. Thank you for the informative article.

  • sarassitham
    Wednesday, Apr 1. 2020 10:26 PM
    Thank you for the sharing, I never heard about it before, it’s the belief that there’s a divine, mystical relationship between numbers and the projection of life. There is one thing important to know that every number has a unique vibration by itself.

    I had a good read to know the auspicious sign of number seven belongs to Buddha Tara. It ‘s also the culture believe that all numbers has it own qualities. What I understand from this article is there is a hidden supreme power and spirituality behind every numbers.
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Apr 1. 2020 06:41 PM
    Traditionally, the Stupa is a representation of the enlightened mind of the Buddha and, as such, is a method for harmonizing, purifying, and balancing the elements of the environment. Stupas are structures that have been built for thousands of years, representing the highest potential of the mind, and bringing peace, harmony, health, and happiness to the surroundings areas. By participating in the building of a stupa, it is an extremely great merits ,to purifying our negative Karma and obstacles and it will enriches one’s own body and mind. Rejoice to Ms Veronika Tupayachi, been involved in the construction of a Stupa in Cusco, Peru. The very first stupa been built in Peru with the effort of Buddhist practitioners of various traditions and supporters. This project finally constructed after a few years and glad to hear from Ms Veronika who has not forgotten Rinpoche’s generosity and advices . May more people in Peru get to receive the blessing .
    Thank you for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/letters-cards-gifts/letter-and-gifts-from-cusco-peru.html

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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
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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
9 months ago
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!
9 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
10 months ago
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
10 months ago
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
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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
10 months ago
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
10 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!!!
10 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
10 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
11 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
11 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
11 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
11 months ago
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
11 months ago
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
11 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
11 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
11 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
11 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
11 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
11 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
11 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
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
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Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 weeks 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
4 weeks 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
4 weeks ago
Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
Dear Kecharians and friends, We are pleased to announce that as part of the preparations for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's reliquary stupas and incarnation chapel, mantra rolling sessions have begun in Kechara Forest Retreat. We are calling for volunteers to join us in this holy activity. DATE Daily starting 5th March 2020 until further notice TIME (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 10pm (2) Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm VENUE Art Studio (Kechara Saraswati Arts) Kechara Forest Retreat If you're interested, kindly contact: Wong Yew Kien 012-3717896 or Karen Chong 012-7710289 We look forward to seeing you soon!
4 weeks ago
Dear Kecharians and friends, We are pleased to announce that as part of the preparations for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's reliquary stupas and incarnation chapel, mantra rolling sessions have begun in Kechara Forest Retreat. We are calling for volunteers to join us in this holy activity. DATE Daily starting 5th March 2020 until further notice TIME (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 10pm (2) Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm VENUE Art Studio (Kechara Saraswati Arts) Kechara Forest Retreat If you're interested, kindly contact: Wong Yew Kien 012-3717896 or Karen Chong 012-7710289 We look forward to seeing you soon!
Join us for a Peaceful Fire Puja based on Dorje Shugden’s pacifying form. This blessed puja will be conducted at the future site of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s outdoor reliquary stupa to pacify obstacles and for the success of the project. EVENT DETAILS • Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020 • Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm • Venue: Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong Admission is free, all are welcome. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES • Healing from illness and disease • Overcoming obstacles • Purifying past negative deeds and negative karma • Calming the environment, natural disasters and calamities • Helping the deceased to take a good rebirth • Accumulation of merits for spiritual realisations and attainments
4 weeks ago
Join us for a Peaceful Fire Puja based on Dorje Shugden’s pacifying form. This blessed puja will be conducted at the future site of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s outdoor reliquary stupa to pacify obstacles and for the success of the project. EVENT DETAILS • Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020 • Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm • Venue: Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong Admission is free, all are welcome. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES • Healing from illness and disease • Overcoming obstacles • Purifying past negative deeds and negative karma • Calming the environment, natural disasters and calamities • Helping the deceased to take a good rebirth • Accumulation of merits for spiritual realisations and attainments
Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
4 weeks ago
Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
Kechara Earth Project- new site at Damansara
1 month ago
Kechara Earth Project- new site at Damansara
For those who did not manage to join in for our Loma Gyonma mantra recitation, here's the prayer that you can do daily at home as a preventive measure to ward off unwanted infections and illnesses, especially contagious diseases such as Coronavirus & H1N1. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 months ago
For those who did not manage to join in for our Loma Gyonma mantra recitation, here's the prayer that you can do daily at home as a preventive measure to ward off unwanted infections and illnesses, especially contagious diseases such as Coronavirus & H1N1. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. To receive the blessings of Loma Gyonma, the Goddess of Healing and Epidemic Diseases, and to pray for all who are at risk from the novel coronavirus to be healed and protected. -photo credit Cynthia Ng - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 months ago
Special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. To receive the blessings of Loma Gyonma, the Goddess of Healing and Epidemic Diseases, and to pray for all who are at risk from the novel coronavirus to be healed and protected. -photo credit Cynthia Ng - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Back during the H1N1 outbreak in 2009, Rinpoche advised everyone to quickly accumulate 25,000 recitations of Loma Gyonma’s essence mantra ASAP, combined with daily recitation of both Loma Gyonma and Shize’s mantra. In view of the current situation with the global spread of the novel coronavirus, you are invited to a special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. DATE: Saturday, 15 February 2020 TIME: 3.00pm - 6.30pm VENUE: Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat
2 months ago
Back during the H1N1 outbreak in 2009, Rinpoche advised everyone to quickly accumulate 25,000 recitations of Loma Gyonma’s essence mantra ASAP, combined with daily recitation of both Loma Gyonma and Shize’s mantra. In view of the current situation with the global spread of the novel coronavirus, you are invited to a special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. DATE: Saturday, 15 February 2020 TIME: 3.00pm - 6.30pm VENUE: Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat
Mr. Chan Weng Khong & Yee Mun released the birds after the mantra recitations. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 months ago
Mr. Chan Weng Khong & Yee Mun released the birds after the mantra recitations. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG has carried out monthly Animals Liberation activity at DR Park, Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 months ago
KISG has carried out monthly Animals Liberation activity at DR Park, Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Children are all excited to the Kids Camp. Lin Mun KSDS
2 months ago
Children are all excited to the Kids Camp. Lin Mun KSDS
Kids Camp 2019 - Visiting Kechara Farm. Lin Mun KSDS
2 months ago
Kids Camp 2019 - Visiting Kechara Farm. Lin Mun KSDS
Children learning to do water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
2 months ago
Children learning to do water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
Painting Vajrayogini tsa tsa during Wesak Day 2019. Lin Mun KSDS
2 months ago
Painting Vajrayogini tsa tsa during Wesak Day 2019. Lin Mun KSDS
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