Making Water Offerings to the Buddhas

Dec 2, 2013 | Views: 8,367

(By Tsem Rinpoche)

The practice of making water offerings to the Buddhas is to generate the merits for the success of our spiritual practice. Making water offerings is one of the most common but yet powerful practices to help increase our merits and cut down our miserliness. At a more basic level, making water offerings is a direct method for creating wealth and purifying poverty. The more water offerings we make, the faster our spiritual and mundane goals will be accomplished.

We make eight bowls of water offerings to represent offering of our attachments to our body, speech and mind and the five sensory attachments. We offer our attachments to the Buddhas in order to dispel it. When we give something away, we don’t have it any more.

Making eight bowls of water offerings has exactly the same meaning as making the eight sensory offerings of water for drinking, water for washing the feet of the Buddha, flowers, incense, light, perfume (scent), food and sound as water represents these peaceful sensory offerings. We should make as many sets of water offerings as we can.

Offering water for drinking that represents nourishment is a direct opponent to our attachment to food. Offering water for washing the feet of the Buddha generates humility and a mind that is in awe of an enlightened mind. Offering flowers is a direct opponent to our attachment to beautiful sight, as incense is to smell and light is to the darkness of the mind. Offering scent, food and sound are a direct opponents to our attachment towards these things.

When we make water offerings continuously, we create a subtle imprint in our subtle mind to be rid of our attachments. It is a direct opponent for lack of awareness and creates the merits for us to be accomplished in our meditation practice. We will also create the karma to have food, resources and whatever we need and be wealthy. Even if we are not born into wealth, we will be able to obtain wealth to fulfill our purposes.

Below is a wonderful article on the how to make water offerings extracted from the book, “The Preliminary Practice of Altar Set-up & Water Bowl Offerings” by His Eminence Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche. I have also included an extract of a sound clip of a teaching I gave on Making Water Offerings in 2006.

Do read and listen to these teachings and learn to make water offerings the proper way so that you may generate the maximum amount of merits to fulfill your spiritual and mundane wishes.

Much prayers,

Tsem Rinpoche

 

Water Offerings Teaching

A Teaching on the importance of making offerings given by His Eminence.

 

 


 

Water Offerings by Lama Zopa

His Holiness Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche explained to us during the Jorchoe commentary that when you clean the bowls you should use a clean towel. The significance of offering seven water bowls is to create the cause to achieve the seven limbs, or aspects, or qualities of the Vajradhara state, enlightenment. But that does not mean that you cannot offer more, that offering more is some kind of interference! `

If you do not have many water bowls it does not matter. The ascetic meditators used their own wooden food bowl. I think it was Ie Drukhangpa, a lineage lama of Lamrim, the guru of Phurchog Iamgoen Rinpoche, and who is regarded as an embodiment of Maitreya Buddha, who lived an ascetic life practising in a cave. He did not possess texts and the necessary robes (the choegu and ding-wa) nor keep many material possessions. When he ate he took his bowl from the altar and ate his food from that. Then he cleaned it well and filled it with water and offered it at the altar. For those living ascetic lives not keeping many possessions has a great purpose. If you are not living a strictly ascetic life you should use your possessions to accumulate as much merit as possible; then you are taking the essence from that which is essenceless.

When cleaning the bowls what you should think is the same as when cleaning the room. I do not remember word for word what Rinpoche explained, however when one cleans the room one should think that the broom represents method and wisdom, the whole path to enlightenment. So think the same in regard to the towel, and you can think that you are purifying the two obscurations of yourself as well as all sentient beings. If you have incense, light it and hold the bowls over it as a purification. Then stack the bowls.

Before putting the bowls on the altar you should put some water in them. There is a reason for this. You may have read Milarepa’s lifestory. When Milarepa made an offering to Marpa of, I think, a big copper pot, he offered it empty. It is said that he had to live on only nettles and bear great hardships in regard to food and the necessities of life because of the dependent arising due to that inauspicious offering. Marpa, knowing that it was a little inauspicious used a skillful method and asked Mila to fill the pot with butter and wax and make a light offering. That auspicious offering was the cause for Milarepa to be able to realize shunyata and generate the clear light and illusory body in that life. You can understand the purpose from stories like that; otherwise it looks like nothing more than just a rule saying one has to do this and this. So, you should not put empty containers in front of the altar; similarly, when you make offerings to the virtuous teachers put something in the container.

Fill one bowl with water, then pour most of it from that one into the next bowl, keeping a little in the first. Then again from the second one pour most into the third, keeping a little in the second. After you have put some water in the last bowl recite OM AH HUNG three times to bless the water, the same as with the inner offering.

If you are a gelong and offering incense you should immediately remember: I‘m doing this for Dharma practice; I‘m doing it for other sentient beings. The reason for remembering at the time is to get permission. Saying the relevant prayers in the morning is a tradition from Panchen Losang Choegyen; it is a method for somebody who forgets to seek permission at the actual time of the action to receive fewer vices. In this way one gets permission in the morning to do actions during the day such as sing or touch and keep things in one’s house, to keep more food than is needed that day, to make fire and cook, to eat foods which have been gathered. I am not sure that if one has done the prayers in the morning but at the time of actually doing these things it is alright to have worldly concern and not think it is for the sake of other sentient beings, for Dharma reasons. I think that to remember at the actual time is the main thing: that is why it is called du ten – remembering at the time. So when a monk lights incense he should remember the gelong vow immediately, and think that it is for the sake of sentient beings, for Dharma practice. Then one will not degenerate the vows or receive vices.

Each time you light incense or a butter-lamp or some light, just before you offer it recite OM AH HUNG, then offer it. There are various interferers, three hundred and sixty or something different dooens, who take the essence. Maybe that is sort-of their enjoyments. If you offer without blessing you do receive the merit, but there is some interference in regard to the offering  it affects the mind, making it kind~of unclear or unstable. In order for these things to not happen recite the mantra OM AH HUNG and blesses the offerings.

You should cover your mouth in order to not pollute the offerings with a smelly breath. His Holiness Serkong Rinpoche said the scarf should be white. We see the servants of the high lamas such as His Holiness the Dalai Lama cover their mouths with a white cloth or scarf when serving tea and so on. Also the offerings are carried high.

So when you make offerings in front of an altar you should not think, I am just putting water in front of clay statues or pictures. You should act as if you are in front of a king or high lama and serving him. Due to our karmic obscurations we do not see the images as real, but Chakrasamvara is there, Tara is there, all the Buddhas are there. The whole merit field is there, but due to karmic obscurations we do not see them. The karma that we have at the moment is to see merely pictures and statues of the deities. This is explained in the Lamrim teachings, as well as by Phabongkha Dechen Nyingpo, I think, and His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche, His Holiness Ling Rinpoche, as well as Serkong Rinpoche.

The bowls should be placed so that they are not touching nor too far apart. Due to inauspiciousness or dependent arising of them being too far apart you will be distant from the virtuous teacher in the future. So do not place them far apart, but also not touching. I think due to the dependent arising from placing them too close you will have a dull mind, without sharp intelligence. You should place them the distance of one rice grain apart. In regard to pouring the water His Holiness Song Rinpoche used to advise to first pour slowly, then faster, and then again slowly. Doing it that way does not make a loud splashing noise. If you put too much water into the bowl and it overflows you will have intelligence, but it will not be stable. You will easily forget or will not have a clear mind, things will get mixed up. You will not remember words or the meanings of things, or the meanings will get mixed up. Also it may affect your moral conduct causing it to degenerate. Some bowls made in Nepal have lines to indicate how much water to offer in the bowl. About one grain-length of space should be left at the top, rather than filling it completely. That also makes it easier to avoid making a mess when you remove the bowls from the altar.

You can recite the mantra OM AH HUNG again while you are offering, or the long mantra for blessing and multiplying the offerings:

OM NAMO BHAGAVATE BENDZA SARWA PRAMADANAYE TATHAGATAYA ARHATE SAMYAKSAM BUDDHAYA

The benefit of reciting this is that not only are the offerings blessed, but clouds of offerings are received in front of each of the beings in the merit field. You can think in this way even at the very beginning of the offering. Whether you have Chakrasamvara or Guru Shakyamuni or Vajrasattva, or whatever, as your field of merit, think that what they see is nectar. To you it is water, but what the Buddhas see is nectar. For a preta it is blood and pus, for us it is water; even the devas see it as nectar, so without question it is nectar for the Buddhas who have completed the merit of transcendental wisdom and method. Think, I’m offering them the nectar which appears to them. While you are offering think that whatever pictures or statues of guru-deities you have are the embodiment of all Buddhas of the ten directions, the embodiment of the guru, of all three refugee, and that you are offering to all of them and that it generates infinite bliss in their minds. As explained in the section on making offerings, offer the water bowls to every single holy object and actual living Buddha and Bodhisattva in the ten directions. You can concentrate on this while you are offering. As you are filling the bowls, with your mouth recite the mantra for blessing, with your mind offer to all of them. After you have finished a set of offerings you can do the same meditation of offering over again.

His Holiness Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche used to advise that at the end you should dedicate the merit in this way: May this merit from making offerings (and all the merit accumulated by me and all other sentient beings) not be experienced by me but rather only by other sentient beings. Rinpoche’s specific advice is to pray that the merit and whatever resultant happiness will come from that be received and experienced by other sentient beings, and that oneself not experience it. You should think like that. Each time dedicate for the generation of Bodhicitta with the prayer jung chub sem chog rinpoche… even if you do other dedications; then it becomes a practice of the five powers of thought-training. Accumulating merit in order to generate Bodhicitta is the practice of the power of the white seed. You should dedicate the merit to achieve enlightenment quickly and quicker for the sake of all sentient beings in whatever way you know.”

When you do a hundred thousand water bowl offerings offer them inside if it is easier, if not then at the beach! Fill the whole beach with bowls! Then maybe the next day you will be taken to an institution or a psychologist! If it is difficult to bring water repeatedly from some distance then go to a place having water such as a river and set up the bowls on a big board. That may be easier. When it rains it may be even easier as you will not have to pour water! You just put the bowls out! When you clean the bowls each day you should clean them well, not just patting them with the towel. You must dry them well, not leaving them damp. Not just like giving them a sort-of blessing! If there are any stains you should try to clean them with sand or other cleaning materials.

You can begin with the refuge and Bodhicitta prayer sangye choe dang. Then on the basis of the Lama Choepa or the elaborate Gaden Lha Gyama, make the offerings by setting out the fifty or one hundred or more bowls at the offering section of the seven limb practice. Then there is a dedication at the end; Then you pour out the water and rinse the bowls with water. Then you begin again with sangye choe dang… and then do the offering section of the seven limb practice and again do the meditation of offering. Then again the dedication, and then pour out the water. And perform the offering again. “Beautifully performed, without being crooked” could mean performing the external offering in a symmetrical way; but the main thing is to do it without having a crooked mind, which means make the offering without being stained by worldly concern.

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  1. Moon Chan on May 18, 2020 at 2:22 pm

    I remember the first time I saw eight bowls of water offerings in KFR, I felt its like an art, so pretty! The flowers, incense, light, perfume (scent), food and sound place beautifully surrounded by pearls. I did not know it has such meaningful before this article, now I could understand much better and do my offering in a proper way to honor this tradition.

    It’s interesting to know the offering represents nourishment is a direct opponent to our attachment, especially offering flowers is a direct opponent to our attachment to beautiful sight. At the beginning, my thought was just offer beautiful things to Buddha and its good enough to make me happy, I believe everyone love to see beautiful things. Yet the truth is Buddha actually dont mind what you offer, for him, if you offer water, what he see is nectar. Then I realise all the beautiful things I see is actually something from my mind, everyone has different vision even seeing a same thing.

  2. Samfoonheei on Mar 8, 2019 at 11:56 am

    Making offerings is a practice for accumulating positive potential and for purifying clinging and miserliness. One of the important ways that Buddhists can collect good karma is by making offerings to shrines with good motivations. Water offerings give us a precious opportunity to create merit and good karma.
    Great teachings for us to learn and understand all about making water offerings the proper way so that we may generate the maximum amount of merits to fulfil our spiritual wishes.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great sharing.

  3. Datuk May on Aug 12, 2018 at 11:51 am

    The Buddhas are so very compassionate that They even make offerings by us to be easy and effective.

    As we all know water cleanses and purifies and it is something that is not difficult to obtain during these modern times. Therefore offering water to the Buddhas is not an insurmountable task and Rinpoche has kindly taught why and how beneficial it is for us to make water offerings to the Buddhas.

  4. Lin Mun on Apr 28, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    Everything we offer to Buddha is a form of mind transformation and practise our mind to be focus even when doing water offering. When pouring the water into the bowl we have to recite Om Ah Hum (3 times), think positively and pouring it slowly so it does not spill and leaving the space of a grain of rice before reaching the top. After offering we also have to clean the bowls properly without leaving stain. All this is to train our mind.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the many benefits and water offering in a simple to understand article.

  5. Samfoonheei on Jun 20, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.After reading i could understand much better …the proper way to do it and so forth.The teaching and explanation is simple to understand.and anyone of us can practice with much benefits.I will share it with my friends about water offering.

  6. Jason on Jan 24, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    Thx Rinpoche for sharing. Water offering of course can bring much benefits to us but if we can afford others offering as well is more merits we going to collect.Om Ah Hum mantra must be recited on every time we make any offering to deity for purification.Do invite a copy of Tsongkhapa box set.It can help us more understanding on this topic. Tsongkhapa Boxset (English)
    http://www.vajrasecret.com

  7. wooishen on Jan 18, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this.
    After reading this post, I have better understanding about water offering..

    How to do offering better…I will start practice it now….

  8. Hee TS on Nov 12, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    讀完這篇文章後,讓我更了解供水的殊勝功德。非常简单易明的教言,
    謝謝仁波切的分享。

  9. Pee Bee Chong on Nov 6, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing. We will learn to make water offerings the proper way so that we can generate the maximum amount of merits to fulfill our spiritual and mundane wishes.

  10. Tsa Tsa Ong on Apr 27, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    I havent got the chance to do water offering yet because i dont have my own altar but will try to setup a mini one soon. i have also shared this topic to my close friend who is planning to setup a mini altar with tsa tsa.

  11. Yee Mun on Apr 26, 2014 at 11:21 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this. After reading this post, I have better understanding about water offering and how to do it. It is really amazaing that this is so simple and easy to do, but with so much of benefits.

    To me, by doing water offering, it can calm me down and help me to be more mindful and patience. When I am in a hurry or my mind is not calm, water will spill out from the bowl and there was once I end up flooding my altar. I think by making water offering, is a good way to train us to be mindful and start on meditation.

  12. Alice Tay on Jan 17, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    众所周知,供养三宝,是能有效的让我们可以累积功德。。。

    因此,我们应该根据自己的能力,献上最好的供养于佛与菩萨。。

    在做每一次的供养的同时,要谨记念着 Om Ah Hum 三次来净化所有的供品,再做回向,那么就功德无量。。。

  13. Rena Wong on Dec 21, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Making water offering is a powerful practice for us to generate merits to fulfill our spiritual path.  It helps to offer up our negativites such as our attachment & delusions  and purify our negative karma. It develops concentration, awareness & mindfulness to accomplish our meditation practice. 

    We must learn and follow the proper way of making water offering with good motivation and complete it with prayers and making dedications.   With good motivation, we can generate & dedicate the merits to achieve enlightenment for the sake of all sentient beings. This is also explained in Day 4 of Lamrim teachings.

    Thank you Rinpoche for the clear explaination & teachings. Wishing Rinpoche good & stable health always and will continue to teach us the Dharma. May Rinpcohe’s teachings always reach out and benefit all beings quickly.

    With folded hands
    Rena

  14. Low Khjb on Dec 15, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing.In the future I will practice water offering while being mindful of my action and the benefit of such significant act of offering.

  15. jerry_sito on Dec 14, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    感恩仁波切的开示与教诲

    许多时候,在因缘不足的情况下,我们却步在许多的供养,然而有一种供养是如此的殊胜强大与能够累积功德与净化业障,也是非常容易取得的供养,那就是水供

    当我们在做水供时,处了能帮助我们累积功德与消除业障外,更能够培养我们的专注力,我非常喜欢做水供,每每当我倒水与排放供碗时,直线与无论水的满溢度与碗与碗的距离都需要保持在一粒米的距离

    我常在水供时,完全放空我的脑,心无杂念的,细细的做着水供,在倒水时学习控制着手腕的力度,深怕水溢出,每当完成108次的水供,整个人都感觉到法喜充满的,记得我刚刚开始做水供时,紧张的手一直发抖,也无法排直线,现在慢慢的可以了,手不抖了,也发现我在禅修时更容易专注了

    感恩仁波切,祈愿您长驻在世,常转法轮

  16. Wan Wai Meng on Dec 9, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Je Atisha was very kind to adapt a practice for the Tibetans. So the Tibetans can make offerings easily.

  17. Uncle Eddie on Dec 9, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    By now, many may have already done countless superd water-offering practices and have achieved expertise at it! For others, especially the new practioners, this teaching serves the best and most appropiate practice to learn and follow to the letter! This is a very precise, concise and useful procedure of water-offering to adhere to, which is so beneficial to everyone, yet simple and easy to understand and can generate so much merits for oneself if done properly and continously. Many happy-water offerings to everyone!

  18. Nancy Loo on Dec 7, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    Lama Zopa’s Water Offering Teaching refreshes my memory on the Day 4 -Preparatory Rites from the Lamrin text “Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand”…..If we offer water to represent the seven offering substances and if the water we offer has eight good qualities, we experience eight special benefits. The Sunday Dharma Class conducted by knowledgeable Pastors and Seniors of Kechara has brought me to a higher height towards my spiritual path and of course this has to be accompanied with the involvement of Dharma works. Thank you Rinpoche for your constant reminder.

    With folded hands

  19. Julien Roth on Dec 7, 2013 at 12:55 am

    Such a nice teaching Rinpoche. I will try my best to do more and more water offering to my altar back home now that i know this teaching. Thank you for sharing this with us Rinpoche.

  20. Ck siah on Dec 6, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    常常听说供多多的水供,就会累积更多的财富或供水就是财,种种的说法。但我们供水供时,是真的要考我们的眼力,心力,定力和毅力。我们真的要很关注和用很平静的心去供好每一杯水。从中就是训练我们的耐心和心思。慢慢的我们做每一件事都会得心应手,事事顺利,财利双收。

  21. Sharon Ong on Dec 5, 2013 at 9:58 am

    Many thanks for sharing this comprehensive and informative teaching on water offering by Lama Zopa. I never knew that water offerings will help eliminate our attachments. Now I know how some of my attachments are gone and some others are slowly but surely eroding away. 🙂

  22. Boon on Dec 4, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this simple but powerful water offering article to us. Previously I totally don’t know anything about water offering but luckly I have the opportunity to read about this article from Rinpoche blog. Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing!

  23. Shelly tai on Dec 4, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this teaching with us. I will keep that in mind to include visualization when making offering with visualization will serve the purpose of why we need to make offering otherwise we will do it for the sake of doing only.

  24. LT Loo on Dec 4, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Offering of water to the 3 jewels is the skillful way of making offering teach by Tibetan Buddhism. Why is it skillful? Just look around and one will find that the offering on most altar will be the cheapest of cheap items available!cheap incense which contain mainly saw dust, recycle oil to fuel the lamp, low grade tea leave…by offering these items one will demerit rather than collect merit. Beside water is the most precious item to human life. Thanks you Rinpoche for teaches us on correct ways of making offering.

  25. tong sun sun on Dec 4, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    水供让我们得到这些特质。早前寻找净水和水源并非易事。所以供水也同时供养了我们的毅力、诚心。
    其实供养就是培养我们慷慨布施之心,让我们学习如何将物质之看成身外之物,所以供养是可以非常有创意的,能供养我们最为 执着的物品是最棒的。

  26. So Kin Hoe (KH Ipoh) on Dec 3, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing on the benefits of water offering. The water offering is simple to follow, easy to understand and some more we can gain a lot of merits by offering the 8 bowls of water to Buddha.

  27. Felix Kong on Oct 31, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing. We can collect more merits by make water offerings to Buddha and also can creating wealth and purifying poverty. So much benefits, i will share to everyone that should make more and more water offerings to Buddha.

  28. James Long on Sep 20, 2013 at 2:10 am

    水供的好处非常之多,供养清洁的水,帮助我们洗去穷困、负面思想,由于水容易取得,因此也帮助我们能有效的供养三宝而不会因供养物而起贪念。

  29. Carmen Lin on Oct 27, 2012 at 1:17 am

    Dear Rinpoche, thank you for sharing this teaching I’m truly benefited from it. I do water offering without having much thought previously, it was like doing for the sake of doing. After attending a Ritual Class which explained peaceful offering and so on, I realized that I needed to know more about it and not just do for the sake of doing but to understand the meaning of doing it and how this offering can assist us in our spiritual journey. Once again thank you and I will remember these advises above when doing water offering.

  30. Sheryl KH (JB) on Jul 24, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for putting up information on water offerings as well as a voice recording on this subject.

    It amazes me that simply by doing water offerings, the doer can generate merits for both mundane and spiritual reasons. How wonderful is that!

    I started with a very simple altar last year, with no proper set-up (such as body, speech and mind and water offerings). After my refuge day, I had this pressed feeling inside me that I wanted to have a proper altar set-up. After a few weeks of preparation, I got all my equipments ready and I set up by altar (On Buddha day, how auspicious is that!!!!) and I started my water offerings. I feel happy every time when I do water offerings. While I did not know the significance of water offerings in the past, the only thought that I had is that I felt glad to be able to provide some offerings to the buddhas. Something that is so simple and widely available yet helps generate so much merits for ourselves.

    I hope that I am able to generate the resources necessary through water offerings so that I can do more to benefit others.

    • Casteven Lim (KH JB) on Dec 5, 2013 at 3:56 am

      Great job Sheryl, i feel proud with your efforts. Please carry on, as we learn more details again Cause & Effect, our efforts will not be wasted. Rejoice Sheryl…

  31. Sam on May 10, 2012 at 10:57 am

    After reading this article, i understand more on water offerings. Very informative on Rinpoche and Lama Zopa explanation. Will put down in my note so that i can remember and able to explain to newbies.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this. Take care ya 🙂

  32. Liz Fields on Feb 7, 2012 at 5:26 am

    Thank you for this 🙂 I want to get started asap.

  33. Lim Tin Nee on Dec 5, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    Thank you for your teaching on water offering .From now onwards, I will be more mindful whenever I do my water offering, knowing its significance. I hope Rinpoche is resting and recuperating. We are all looking forward to seeing Rinpoche well again. With folded hands, I wish to thank Rinpoche for all the blessings given to me and my family.

  34. Henry ooi on Nov 21, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Reading this article refreshes memories of the teaching that Rinpoche has taught many times in the past. I’m going to get more new bowls and make more water offering!

  35. Wan Wai Meng on Nov 17, 2011 at 2:02 am

    The Tibetans like to have accomplished 100k water bowl offerings before passing on, they truly believe the words of their gurus and lamas. The practise of offering water bowls is a type of meditation also IMHO.

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  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Jun 1. 2020 03:45 PM
    Helena Roerich , a multi-talented Russian writer, artist, theosophist, intrepid explorer, healer and philosopher, was a great inspiration to her husband Nicholas throughout their lives.
    I wonder what kind of karma she had or the life she had lived before this life for her to be spiritual since young.Thank you for the inspiring article.

    https://bit.ly/2XIkcKI
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, May 31. 2020 11:45 AM
    H. E.the 12th Dagom Rinpoche was recognized as reincarnate lama, the by His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche. He was known for teaching the Buddha Dharma and providing spiritual advice to thousands around the world. He was one of the lamas who openly fought the ban on Dorje Shugden’s practice by the Tibetan leadership. He paid a heavy price for his devotion to his gurus and commitment on the practice of Dorje Shugden. He was well known as a loving prolific teacher, scholar, writer, yogi and a great tantric master. That was before the ban , sadly all his student turned against him as such he moved to Nepal . He worked tirelessly to spread Dharma till he entered parinirvana.
    H E the 13th Dagom Rinpoche is back, with at least 20,000 people in attendance of Tibetans watched as the young reincarnation was enthroned as per tradition. The over respond attendance of the enthronement is an auspicious omen for things to come having a lama taking rebirth inside Tibet. A reincarnation of a great lama is back as proof that those who rely on Dorje Shugden as a Dharma protector do not take rebirth in the three lower realms as claims by the Tibetan leadership. Looking at those rare, precious pictures of the grand enthronement paints a thousand words. Thousands came in droves to welcome the young incarnation.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/enthroning-a-dharma-king-the-13th-dagom-rinpoche.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, May 31. 2020 11:42 AM
    Zaya Pandita Luvsanperenlei a prolific writer was a reincarnation of one of Buddha Shakyamuni’s disciples and also a key disciple of Drepung Monastery’s Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen. He had composed books, wrote numerous texts and prayers. Even translated other works, Buddhist texts from Tibetan language to Oirat language while still serving the religious needs of the Oirat tribes in Dzungaria, Mongolia . Zaya Pandita spread Tibetan Buddhism to the Oirats, the Khalkha and even the Kalmyk people as far as in Russia. Zaya Pandita developed the Clear Script. He also wrote a biography of the First Khalkha Jetsundampa Zanabazar. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Seow Choong Liang for this sharing.\\

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/zaya-pandita-luvsanperenlei-1642-1708.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 30. 2020 02:54 PM
    Stunning Lady Vajrayogini looks so beautiful with all these ornament offerings. Fortunate able to see such a beautiful Lady Vajrayogini. Its take a lot of time and hard work for the team . Rejoice to all. It is indeed very meritorious offering beautiful things to the Buddhas.
    A good teachings from Rinpoche explaining of why its important for us to offer beautiful ornaments to the Buddhas.
    Thank you Rinpoche .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dont-miss-this-offering-onto-vajra-yogini.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 30. 2020 02:52 PM
    The Mahabodhi temple is a UNESCO World heritage site, and been one of the 7 wonders of the Buddhist world has attracted hundred thousands of pilgrims yearly. It is the place where Gautama Buddha attained Enlightenment and under the Bodhi Tree. Its sad as it was targeted by terrorist, a series of ten bombs exploded in and around the Mahabodhi Temple complex. That was in 2013, early morning serial explosions rocked the Mahabodhi Temple injuring 2 monks and
    destroying certain parts in the pond of the Mahabodhi Temple. Windows were shattered at one of the buildings, while a wooden door at a small temple was destroyed. Luckily the temple inside was intact. The security of the temple was then tightened after this incident ever since . Some metal detectors and more cops and checkpoints were put in place. Attacks on Buddhists are rare in India, but these unfortunate incident somehow did happen.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/mahabodhi-temple-attacked.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 30. 2020 02:50 PM
    Tajikistan is a country in Central Asia surrounded by Afghanistan, China, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. It’s known for rugged mountains, popular for hiking and climbing. Sunni Islam is, by far, the most widely practiced religion in Tajikistan. Religious liberty might be supposed to mean that everybody is free to discuss religion. Beliefs are a choice. We have the power to choose our beliefs. Our beliefs become our reality Everyone shall have the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion. The status of respect for religious freedom eroded during recent years. Government policies reflected a concern about Islamic extremism .Tajikistan is unique in the world because it is illegal for people under age 18 to practice religion publicly, which includes attending mosques. Women are not allowed by the government to enter certain mosques and wearing black hijabs. Shops are not allowed to sell too and women are to wear traditional Tajik colours. Not only that additionally to it, the government places strictly limits on pilgrimage visits. As reportedly they harassed devotees by forcibly shaving their beards which are not allowed. Hundreds of thousands of men even children as young as seven years old in Tajikistan arrested in recent years for wearing a beard. Banning beards and dresses is really odd. It’s the government campaign against the adoption of Islamic cultural practices. Sad human rights within Tajikistan were been violated and basic human rights remains limited . Tajikistan continues to struggle with human rights till today.Interesting read of government’s fear leading to problems further.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/tajikistans-battle-against-beards-to-fight-radicalisation.html
  • sarassitham
    Friday, May 29. 2020 11:30 PM
    Thanks for the interesting topic sharing where most people have great interest and
    curiosity about. Whether we choose to believe in the paranormal or not, we all have to realize that there are many strange things that has happened to all of us that are unexplainable.

    To me paranormal activities are considered as something close to religion too because in every single religion they always talk about spirits and etc. It’s whether you believe in the spiritual world or not sometimes it’s eerie and fascinating to read about all the things that go bump in the night.
  • S.Prathap
    Friday, May 29. 2020 03:38 PM
    I like herbal remedies as they work gently and is not as harmful to the body as the pharmaceutical medication. However, I would say that they are more effective as preventive due to their slow nature.
    I used to hear people say food is the best remedy for sickness prevention, when we have proper intake of food, we can stay healthy for long term.Really a informative article.Thank you very much .
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, May 29. 2020 03:35 PM
    A Mongolian highly respected lama Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Ngawang Nyima of Drepung Gomang Monastic Institution in South India was truly a great teacher of our time. He was a great teacher of the Buddhist doctrine, preserving all the teachings of Tsongkapa’s golden lineage. He was such a kind and warm lama who had invited our lama to stay in Drepung Gomang Monastery. But Rinpoche turned down as Rinpoche had promised to be at Gaden. Rinpoche was touched by his affection, and has invited Rinpoche at any time come to Drepung and update him always. Before going back to Gaden , he even blessed Rinpoche. Amazingly and beautifully of such a meeting of a highly known lama, teacher and well respected by everyone , Rinpoche met. Merely by listening to the teachings of a GREAT lama from the video is a blessing.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/drepung-gomang-monasterys-kensur-rinpoche-jetsun-ngawang-nyima.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, May 29. 2020 03:33 PM
    The White Temple of Thailand also known as Wat Rong Khun, which is outside Chiang Rai city. It is one of the most recognizable temple, attracting thousands of locals and tourist yearly. It is beautiful temple where everything in white colour, even the fishes reared in the ponds also white in colour. Well this temple is very unique as it stands out through the white colour. With the use of pieces of glass in the plaster, looks sparkling in the sun. The white colour signifies the purity of the Buddha, while the glass symbolizes the Buddha’s wisdom and the Dhamma, the Buddhist teachings.
    I have visited this amazing White Temple a few years back. Simply amazing. This bizarre-looking white temple located is the brainchild of Chiang Rai-born visual artist and painter Chalermchai Kositpipat. The temple is filled with Buddhist symbolisms, beautiful layout, architecture, all the way to the ornate reliefs and mirror decorations. Worthy visiting.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-white-temple-in-thailand.html
  • S.Prathap
    Thursday, May 28. 2020 04:47 PM
    Kyabje Yongyal Rinpoche is a very learned scholar, master of tantra whom were respected by many.Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us,the wonderful meeting with Kyabje Yonyal Rinpoche in New York.
    It is wonderful and inspiring to see the demonstration of great respect among two great Masters.Thank you very much for the good article.
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, May 28. 2020 01:41 PM
    Wow what a great day …..the historic first Kalachakra initiation been held publicly in Tibet, China in the last 50 years. For most by H H the 11th Panchen Lama Bainqen Erdini Qoigyijabu. Many highly attained masters and incarnated lamas and teachers and more than hundred thousand over monks and nuns attended this auspicious event. Looking at those beautiful pictures tells us all. So many of them it’s a blessing for them. With so many attending this event has proves that he is indeed the unmistaken incarnation as he is claimed by some as false and a fake Panchen Lama.
    With Panchen Lama as a spiritual leader, his influence made a huge impact on the Tibetans which is on the rise, this would be wonderful. In no time they might accept Dorje Shugden’s practice. Interesting read and blessing been able to see those beautiful pictures.
    Thank You Pastor David Lai for sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/historic-first-kalachakra-initiation-by-the-11th-panchen-lama.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, May 28. 2020 01:38 PM
    Arjia Rinpoche, one of the most important religious leaders to escape Tibet since the Dalai Lama fled into exile. A close friend of HH Dalai Lama and 10th Panchen Lama . At the age of two, he was recognized by the 10th Panchen Lama as the reincarnation of the father of Tsongkhapa who is the founder of the Gelug sect of Tibetan Buddhism. Rinpoche has spoken openly about unity and harmony in the community during the 30th Anniversary Commemoration of HH the 10th Panchen Lama’s Maha-Parinirvana. He has advised the Tibetans to stop discriminating against Dorje Shugden practitioners. No one should be discriminated just because of differences basis of their religious and spiritual faiths. Dorje Shugden as made a scapegoat by the Tibetan leadership for too long . Its time someone like Arjia Rinpoche or more people to speck up for the sake of world peace and harmony. Wonderful and simple speech yet clearly he spoke bravely on fulfilling the Panchen Lama’s wishes.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing of Arjia Rinpoche.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/arjia-rinpoche-says-dont-discriminate-against-dorje-shugden-people.html
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, May 27. 2020 03:27 PM
    To be living in such a beautiful house and nice surrounding would be really really nice! Looking at the pictures above, it makes me think of Enchanted Forest in KFR. Nature gives us all. This harmonious balance makes our souls happy.
    Houses like this are not only good for living in but working in as well. I would love to work in a environment like this. I’m sure I will be able to think better and work better.Thank you for the good article.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/natural-instinct.html?fbclid=IwAR3z999kypzMkJHpfG0UW6A8Wet-CXYsA3NbP8Dn-kVwoh7rbc1ToEF2Cm4
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 27. 2020 01:30 PM
    American basketball legend Stephon Marbury has played 13 years in the NBA . Been professional basketball the former NBA superstar , looked to the world of Chinese basketball. Having migrated there he brought the Chinese team to national victory, winning three Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) championships. Marbury applied for and received a Chinese “green card”, as he been popular inspiring players ,bringing the whole team a positive and fighting spirit to victory. He is the fifth American basketball player to receive a green card in China. After all not easy to apply one as a foreigner . He also earned the nickname Commissar Ma for his role as a mentor to the teammates and younger players while playing in China. Wow…China immortalised Marbury with an arena statue, and got him a postage stamp of him. That’s wonderful, as they appreciate of what he has done for China.
    Thank you for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/stephon-marbury-embraces-china.html

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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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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
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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
More about the symbolism of the offering items 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
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
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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
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 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
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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
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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
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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!
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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!
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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
3 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
4 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
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