Making Water Offerings to the Buddhas

Dec 2, 2013 | Views: 10,967

(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. Samfoonheei on Mar 16, 2021 at 5:50 pm

    In Buddhism, symbolic offerings are made to the Triple Gem, giving rise to contemplative gratitude and inspiration. Water symbolizes life , the purest form of food , and water is the particular element which in nature carries everything together . Water symbolizes purity , clarity and calmness , and reminds us to cleanse our minds and attain the state of purity . Offerings in general, are an antidote to greed and attachment, and can include charity, donations, and shrine offerings. Making offerings to the Three Jewels is a wonderful daily practice. Recalling enlightened qualities and cultivating a generous attitude and delight in giving is a wonderful way. The act of offering is for our own benefit, good article .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing, more people will understand better.

  2. Nicholas. C on Nov 2, 2020 at 12:37 am

    Thank you Tsem Rinpoche for such sharing. We truly have no more excuse not to make water offering which is so easy to obtain during our time yet give us such a great merit in return. The point of making offering without having a crooked mind is also truly important. The motivation is what really sets the motion, not just physical effort alone that counts.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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….

  10. 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。

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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。。。

  15. 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

  16. 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.

  17. 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

  18. 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.

  19. 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!

  20. 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

  21. 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.

  22. 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。

  23. 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. 🙂

  24. 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!

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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。

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

  30. 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。

  31. 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.

  32. 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…

  33. 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 🙂

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

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

  35. 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.

  36. 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!

  37. 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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  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 16. 2024 11:02 AM
    That’s wonderful now we have H E Tsem Rinpoche’s short biography in Mongolian. More and more readers got to know of our Guru and Dorje Shugden. May Rinpoche’s teaching spread and reach out to those Monglians.
    Thank you Rinpoche and writers team for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/tsem-rinpoches-short-biography-mongolian.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 16. 2024 10:55 AM
    H E Zava Damdin Rinpoche, is an erudite Mongolian Buddhist master within the Gelug tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Zava Damdin Rinpoche was recognised as the reincarnation of one of the greatest Buddhist masters, yogis, healers, scholars and mahasiddhas in Mongolia. Zava Damdin Rinpoche is famed for his absolute guru devotion. In spite of the unlawful ban on the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden Zava Damdin Rinpoche remain devoted to the practice and has continued to see enormous growth around the world. Especially in Mongolia which has long held a strong historical and religious connection with Tibetan Buddhism. Back in 2016 H E Zava Damdin Rinpoche conferred Yamantaka initiation and Dorje Shugden sogtae . More than 10,000 ordained monks and lay people attended the initiation in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Looking at those pictures in this blog says all, all monks and lay people were so blessed indeed. It has proven that the practice of Dorje Shugden is very popular . They were more blessed and fortunate as after the initiation, they were given a ‘heart’ crystal and a chakra which were consecrated during the sogtae ceremony. They are given as a blessing and reminder of the initiate’s commitments to Dorje Shugden, and also as a symbol of Dorje Shugden’s promise to protect them.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/10000-mongolians-receive-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 16. 2024 10:51 AM
    .Great research by Dr Matthew William King on Dorje Shugden . It paints a thousand words of truth where more and more people understand better of Dorje Shugden. The practice of Dorje Shugden is often associated with Lamas in the Himalayan region in Tibet.
    No doubt due the efforts of Lamas in Tibet and Lamas in Bhutan the practice was promoted. Together, these enlightened masters proliferated the practice, authoring and composing texts and prayers to invoke the blessings and protection of the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. In Mongolia, the practice’s popularity was due to Mongolia’s own lamas independently promoting and encouraging it. Mongolian lamas preserve the tradition of Dorje Shugden through active propitiation since then. The powerful Mongolian nation has indeed a long history and connection with Dorje Shugden the Powerful Protector. As expressed in the life of Venerable Choijin Lama, a State Oracle of Mongolia who took trance of Dorje Shugden among other Dharma Protectors. Interesting read of how Mongolia saved Dorje Shugden .
    Thank you Rinpoche .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/how-mongolia-saved-dorje-shugden.html

  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 16. 2024 10:49 AM
    Precious thangkas of Lama Tsongkhapa’s Life Story one must not missed. As its very rare old thangkas tells us the life story of Lama Tsongkhapa. Lama Tsongkhapa was an influential Tibetan Buddhist monk, philosopher and tantric yogi. Lama Tsongkhapa was hailed as the second Buddha by contemporary Buddhist masters of his time. Famous for reviving Buddhism in Tibet and revered for elevating the Dharma to all its present glory. . Through deep study, profound practice and high attainments, Lama Tsongkhapa led a revival of pure Buddhist teachings and distilling the best teachings. His teachings became the basis for the establishment of the Gelug monastery, a monastic institution which survives to this day.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing such insightful life stories of a great Master with beautiful thangkas pictures .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/15-thangkas-of-lama-tsongkhapas-life-story.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 16. 2024 10:46 AM
    The Iceman mummy, Otzi, was discovered amidst sheets of melting ice on the border between Italy and Austria, at an altitude of 3,200 m above sea level. The 5300-year-old world’s oldest wet mummy Iceman so special as is invaluable for archaeology and as well as for medical science, genetics, biology, anthropology, and many other disciplines. The nature of his life and the circumstances of his death are the subject of much investigation. That’s interesting discovery, the clothes he wore and equipment he carried are unique.The alleged curse revolved around the deaths of several people involved with the discovery, recovery and subsequent analysis of Otzi’s body. The legend continues and these days, Otzi the Iceman rests in a refrigerated room at the South Tyrol Archaeological Museum in Bolzano, Italy. Each year thousands of visitors visited his mummified remains contained in a special cold cell at the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology in Bolzano, Italy.
    Interesting read
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/creatures-and-monsters/the-curse-of-otzi-the-iceman.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jul 12. 2024 01:10 PM
    A sacred pilgrimage site for 22 centuries, this Dambulla cave is the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. Also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla is a World Heritage Site in 1991. King Valagamba of Anuradhapura in the first century built a temple in thankful worship. Located in central Sri Lanka, the Dambulla Cave Temple is a living Buddhist site that is focused on a series of five cave shrines.The place is worth a visit though, just for the stunning sculptures and paintings in this historical paradise. The site is remarkable in the Buddhist world with the continuous tradition of living Buddhist ritual practices and pilgrimage for more than two millennia. That’s interesting.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/external-article/dambulla-cave-temple
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jul 12. 2024 01:09 PM
    Zasep Tulku Rinpoche is the 13th incarnation of the famous Kagyupa teacher, Lama Konchog Tenzin of Zuru Monastery. His teachings, delivered in excellent English are easily understood and fully engaging. Zasep Tulku Rinpoche is a highly realized internationally respected teacher of Gelugpa Buddhism, been exile from Tibet and had travels as teacher to many countries around the world. Zasep Rinpoche received extensive teachings and initiations from many erudite great masters. Today, Zasep Rinpoche is the spiritual leader of Gaden for the West, an international organisation of Dharma centres in Australia, Canada and the United States, successfully spreading the Gelug teachings of Lama Tsongkhapa to many, many people who are karmically connected to him. A Tulku’s Journey From Tibet To Canada a book published Rinpoche autobiography, beautifully reflects his devotion to his teachers and the practices. Zasep Rinpoche points out, the practice of Dorje Shugden officially started in the Sakya school before it was embraced by the Gelugpas. Interestingly, this book also mentioned the great deeds of Dorje Shugden and how much this Dharma Protector has helped the Tibetan people as well and Tibetan Buddhism too.Zasep Rinpoche have touched the hearts of everyone he has encountered. Interesting read one must not missed as it is a true story of an incredible Tibetan Buddhist scholar and lama’s journey.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing of a great Master

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/zasep-rinpoche-speaks-plainly-about-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jul 12. 2024 01:07 PM
    As prophesies by Shakyamuni Buddha, Lama Tsongkhapa is an emanation of the Bodhisattva of wisdom, Manjushri. Lama Tsongkhapa was an influential Tibetan Buddhist monk, philosopher and tantric yogi, and saint who lived in Tibet. His practice will instill deep wisdom and confers great blessing upon us. His pure teachings and activities led to the formation of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism. With the establishment of the Gelug monastery which survives to this day. Lama Tsongkhapa, considered one of the greatest Buddhist masters and philosophers of all time. There many benefits that arise from Lama Tsongkhapa’s practice. Merely by reciting Lama Tsongkhapa’s mantra known as Migtsema mantra. is indeed very beneficial for everyone of us. We are so fortunate to learn and practices from our Guru.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing of a great Master.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/lord-tsongkapa-king-of-the-dharma.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jul 12. 2024 01:06 PM
    Dorje Shugden was enthroned as a protector of the Sakya tradition centuries ago and only later widely practised in Gelugpa tradition. All these was stated by H.H Trijang Rinpoche in his work “Music Delighting the Ocean of Protectors. The throne holder of Sakya school of Buddhism, Sonam Rinchen enthroned Dorje Shugden as one of the protectors of Sakya. The practice of this Dharma Protector was later passed to his son the 31st Sakya Trizin Kunga Lodro who was believed to be the emanation of Dorje Shugden himself. Interesting facts. He even composed a Dorje Shugden prayer or Kangsol to invoke the blessings of Dorje Shugden. The prayer has since been well known and it is used to this day. The 39th Sakya throneholder Sakya Trizin Dragshul Trinley Rinchen who also practised Dorje Shugden and praised Dorje Shugden as an emanation of Avalokiteshvara. Not only one but three Sakya Trizins who relied on Dorje Shugden and they referred to him as an enlightened being.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting sharing so as more and more practitioners know the truth and only truth that Dorje Shugden is an enlightened being

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/sakya-trizins-dorje-shugden-prayer.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jul 12. 2024 01:04 PM
    A good reminder for all students reading what Venerable Acharya Kyabje Zasep Tulku Rinpoche wrote in his guidelines for students. We as students can make progress on our spiritual path and gain Dharma realizations all depends ourselves where else A dharma teacher who is our spiritual guide can show us how to meditate correctly and make progress on our spiritual path.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/guidelines-for-students.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 1. 2024 03:28 PM
    Buddhism one of the oldest religions in the world has been around for over 2,600 years. Many people all over the world from all walks of life have embraced Buddhism. Buddhism is one of the fastest growing religions in the west and have spreading further , all thanks to those highly lamas such as Gaden Tripas, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, Lama Yeshe, Geshe Wangyal, Kensur Lobsang Tharchin, Geshe Rabten, and so forth. Many people more people are becoming more aware of Buddhism and finding it a suitable way of life and religion. With the great spread of Buddhism, many people had benefitted with the practice as it emphasized individuals’ path to enlightenment and salvation, which could be attained in this life.
    As in this blog, we see many famous Buddhist celebrities from the west such as Keanu Reeves, former American president Bill Clinton , Richard Gere, Steve Jobs and many more celebrities had been connected to Buddhism.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting sharing, how Buddhism had changed their life

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/celebrity-buddhists.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 1. 2024 03:26 PM
    The Legend of the Mermaid is well known and told with different forms and endings in all the oral tradition of peoples linked to the sea. It was rumored that the mermaid has a magical treasure. In folklore, a mermaid is an aquatic creature with the head and upper body of a female human and the tail of a fish. Mermaids appear in the folklore of many cultures worldwide. Interesting read mermaids were natural beings who, like fairies, who had magical and prophetic powers. We usually see it as in movie whether it do really exists no one have really seen it nowadays. While there is no evidence that mermaids exist outside folklore, reports of mermaid sightings continue to the present day. Mermaids have been a popular subject of art and literature in recent centuries. They depicted in operas, paintings, books and live-action films.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/creatures-and-monsters/the-legend-of-the-mermaids.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 1. 2024 03:23 PM
    Wow that’s wonderful a very special gift for our Guru Tsem Rinpoche. A Dorje Shugden shop full of beautiful items which were connected to Dorje Shugden as such as posters, statues, pendants, tsa tsas, books, key chains, thangkas and so forth. Located in the most famous night market in the heart city of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. There’s where tourists and local will go over there. Many of them will be blessed merely b looking at it or passing by the shop. Posters will be given to anyone who stop by , its such a wonderful way to share and get people to know of this great Dharma Protector.
    Thank you Rinpoche and those who made it possible benefiting many more people to come.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/exciting-dorje-shugden-store-in-petaling-street-malaysia.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 1. 2024 03:22 PM
    Trance is a state of semi-consciousness in which a person is not self-aware. The person is in a deep state of distraction by some inner turmoil or some outer mental influence. Taking trance is nothing new and not just in the east. Listening the video tells us more about trance. Interesting to know, but we should not get involve in trances as advice. Its better get involve in Dharma practice and have our mind transform.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/taking-trances.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jun 28. 2024 03:33 PM

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According to legend, Shambhala is a place where wisdom and love reign, and there is no crime. Doesn\'t this sound like the kind of place all of us would love to live in? https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=204874
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According to legend, Shambhala is a place where wisdom and love reign, and there is no crime. Doesn't this sound like the kind of place all of us would love to live in? https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=204874
108 candles and sang (incense) offered at our Wish-Fulfilling Grotto, invoking Dorje Shugden\'s blessings for friends, sponsors and supporters, wonderful!
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108 candles and sang (incense) offered at our Wish-Fulfilling Grotto, invoking Dorje Shugden's blessings for friends, sponsors and supporters, wonderful!
Dharmapalas are not exclusive to Tibetan culture and their practice is widespread throughout the Buddhist world - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=193645
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Dharmapalas are not exclusive to Tibetan culture and their practice is widespread throughout the Buddhist world - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=193645
One of our adorable Kechara Forest Retreat\'s doggies, Tara, happy and safe, and enjoying herself in front of Wisdom Hall which has been decorated for Chinese New Year
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One of our adorable Kechara Forest Retreat's doggies, Tara, happy and safe, and enjoying herself in front of Wisdom Hall which has been decorated for Chinese New Year
Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
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Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
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On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
By the time I heard about Luang Phor Thong, he was already very old, in his late 80s. When I heard about him, I immediately wanted to go and pay my respects to him. - http://bit.ly/LuangPhorThong
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By the time I heard about Luang Phor Thong, he was already very old, in his late 80s. When I heard about him, I immediately wanted to go and pay my respects to him. - http://bit.ly/LuangPhorThong
It\'s very nice to see volunteers helping maintain holy sites in Kechara Forest Retreat, it\'s very good for them. Cleaning Buddha statues is a very powerful and effective way of purifying body karma.
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It's very nice to see volunteers helping maintain holy sites in Kechara Forest Retreat, it's very good for them. Cleaning Buddha statues is a very powerful and effective way of purifying body karma.
Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
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Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
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One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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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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Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat\'s land here in Malaysia
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Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat's land here in Malaysia
Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
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Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Sacred Vajra Yogini
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Sacred Vajra Yogini
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Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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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!!!
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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
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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
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
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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
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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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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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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
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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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
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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
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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
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Beautiful offerings arranged by Choong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Beautiful offerings arranged by Choong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
7/7/2024 Kechara Penang weekly puja completed. Kechara Penang Study Girup by Jacinta.
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7/7/2024 Kechara Penang weekly puja completed. Kechara Penang Study Girup by Jacinta.
This week's puja offerings sponsored by a few people and we hope their wishes be fulfilled. Pic taken by Choong and uploaded by Jacinta.
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This week's puja offerings sponsored by a few people and we hope their wishes be fulfilled. Pic taken by Choong and uploaded by Jacinta.
29th June 2024. Kechara Penang Study Group completed weekly Dorje Shugden cum Manjushri Namasangiti. Pic taken by Choong and uploaded by Jacinta
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29th June 2024. Kechara Penang Study Group completed weekly Dorje Shugden cum Manjushri Namasangiti. Pic taken by Choong and uploaded by Jacinta
Need a dose of spiritual nourishment or perhaps any spiritual protection? Do take up our Kechara Penang food/candles offering packages. Do not hesitate to contact our member Choong for more info. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Need a dose of spiritual nourishment or perhaps any spiritual protection? Do take up our Kechara Penang food/candles offering packages. Do not hesitate to contact our member Choong for more info. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Different food offerings offered on Penang Kechara Chapel's altar behalf of the sponsors. May sponsors' wishes be fulfilled. Great effort from Choong Soon Heng, one of our Kechara Penang dedicated members who thought of this way for people to generate merits while clearing obstacles. Uploaded by Jacinta.
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Different food offerings offered on Penang Kechara Chapel's altar behalf of the sponsors. May sponsors' wishes be fulfilled. Great effort from Choong Soon Heng, one of our Kechara Penang dedicated members who thought of this way for people to generate merits while clearing obstacles. Uploaded by Jacinta.
These are some of the offerings offered on behalf of our sponsors. We have different offerings packages which one can choose from or just simply sponsor our weekly puja in dedication to our loved ones. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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These are some of the offerings offered on behalf of our sponsors. We have different offerings packages which one can choose from or just simply sponsor our weekly puja in dedication to our loved ones. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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We hope you enjoyed our pictures, as much as we enjoyed our Wesak Day together in Penang. Let us carry the energy and enthusiasm we experienced so far and inspires many more. Happy Wesak Day! 22/5/2024 KPSG by Jacinta
Puja offering packages. Thanks to those who sponsored the puja. May all your wishes be fulfilled. KPSG by Jacinta
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Puja offering packages. Thanks to those who sponsored the puja. May all your wishes be fulfilled. KPSG by Jacinta
Colourful altar with plenty of offerings. We had DS puja with Praise to Buddha Shakyamuni as we celebrate this special day of Buddha's Birth, Enlightenment and Parinirvana. KPSG by Jacinta
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Colourful altar with plenty of offerings. We had DS puja with Praise to Buddha Shakyamuni as we celebrate this special day of Buddha's Birth, Enlightenment and Parinirvana. KPSG by Jacinta
Some of the activities done during the Wesak Day Celebration in Penang. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Some of the activities done during the Wesak Day Celebration in Penang. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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11/5/2024 Saturday @3pm. After puja, all members helped out clearing the offerings and we shared out the blessed food offerings with our families, friends and even animals. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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11/5/2024 Saturday @3pm. After puja, all members helped out clearing the offerings and we shared out the blessed food offerings with our families, friends and even animals. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
11/5/2024 Saturday @3pm. Activities during puja. Members chanting Dorje Shugden mantras. We've completed Dorje Shugden puja cum Namasangiti. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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11/5/2024 Saturday @3pm. Activities during puja. Members chanting Dorje Shugden mantras. We've completed Dorje Shugden puja cum Namasangiti. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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11/5/2024, Saturday @3pm. Activities : Offerings of khata to Rinpoche, garland of flowers to Dorje Shugden and a new Tibetan butterlamp being offered on the altar. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Today we have an inaugural cancer free diet talk and info sharing by Mr. Ooi. Mr. Ooi is a Penangite and like any other man, he has a family to provide for. From colon cancer stage 4,he is now known as a cancer-free man. Learn more about his story and his acquaintance with Dorje Shugden here https://youtu.be/x7i-yXJBUwM?si=A-5O0udxjg52iS58
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Today we have an inaugural cancer free diet talk and info sharing by Mr. Ooi. Mr. Ooi is a Penangite and like any other man, he has a family to provide for. From colon cancer stage 4,he is now known as a cancer-free man. Learn more about his story and his acquaintance with Dorje Shugden here https://youtu.be/x7i-yXJBUwM?si=A-5O0udxjg52iS58
Kind-hearted sponsors sponsored these kuih-muih & flowers for today's puja @ 4th May, 2024. Should you wish to contribute these or sponsor our weekly puja, do contact us for more details. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Kind-hearted sponsors sponsored these kuih-muih & flowers for today's puja @ 4th May, 2024. Should you wish to contribute these or sponsor our weekly puja, do contact us for more details. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Pastor Seng Piow guides us on the flow of Dorje Shugden puja, its benefits, significant of Chanting the names of Manjushri and also explaining the dedication for the sponsors and to those in need before we start the puja as we have 2 newcomers today.
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Pastor Seng Piow guides us on the flow of Dorje Shugden puja, its benefits, significant of Chanting the names of Manjushri and also explaining the dedication for the sponsors and to those in need before we start the puja as we have 2 newcomers today.
Two Pastors in da house! Double the merits, double the happiness. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Two Pastors in da house! Double the merits, double the happiness. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Mr. Cheah Fook Wan offered lights and incense to The Three Jewels prior to the puja in Ipoh. (KISG - Kin Hoe)
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Mr. Cheah Fook Wan offered lights and incense to The Three Jewels prior to the puja in Ipoh. (KISG - Kin Hoe)
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations on Sunday afternoon in Ipoh. (KISG- Kin Hoe)
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Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations on Sunday afternoon in Ipoh. (KISG- Kin Hoe)
Powerful Dorje Shugden puja @ Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. Every Saturday, 3 pm. Remove obstacles and grant blessings to fulfil wishes. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta. 6th April 2024
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Powerful Dorje Shugden puja @ Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. Every Saturday, 3 pm. Remove obstacles and grant blessings to fulfil wishes. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta. 6th April 2024
Rejoice to the volunteers (also kind sponsors) who cleaned the Gyenze Chapel and made abundant offerings to Gyenze. ~ Alice
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Rejoice to the volunteers (also kind sponsors) who cleaned the Gyenze Chapel and made abundant offerings to Gyenze. ~ Alice
Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
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Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
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Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
Our weekly Dorje Shugden Puja @ 23/3/2024 . William, as the umze is seen here burning incense powder as we are about to recite the Sangsol Prayer to Dorje Shugden composed by Ganden Serkong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Our weekly Dorje Shugden Puja @ 23/3/2024 . William, as the umze is seen here burning incense powder as we are about to recite the Sangsol Prayer to Dorje Shugden composed by Ganden Serkong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
And here's Mr Wong of KSK Ipoh who dropped by to pray and offered some donation to the Chapel. Kechara Penang Study Group. Pic by Siew Hong & uploaded by Jacinta.
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And here's Mr Wong of KSK Ipoh who dropped by to pray and offered some donation to the Chapel. Kechara Penang Study Group. Pic by Siew Hong & uploaded by Jacinta.
Today's puja (16/3/2024) ended around 420pm, Jacinta was the umze of the day. Pic by Siew Hong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Today's puja (16/3/2024) ended around 420pm, Jacinta was the umze of the day. Pic by Siew Hong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Group photo taken after the last session, sealed with King of Prayers. Come and join us next time! Sayonara - 9-10th March 2024 - Kechara Penang DS Retreat by Jacinta.
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Group photo taken after the last session, sealed with King of Prayers. Come and join us next time! Sayonara - 9-10th March 2024 - Kechara Penang DS Retreat by Jacinta.
Abundance altar! Fruits, flowers, Mee Koo (traditional Penang buns), Bee Hoon, sourdoughs and snacks are some of the offerings to Rinpoche, Buddhas & Bodhisattvas. Kechara Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat 9-10th March, 2024 by Jacinta.
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Abundance altar! Fruits, flowers, Mee Koo (traditional Penang buns), Bee Hoon, sourdoughs and snacks are some of the offerings to Rinpoche, Buddhas & Bodhisattvas. Kechara Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat 9-10th March, 2024 by Jacinta.
Siew Hong, one of retreatants and an active member of Kechara Penang group proudly presented her torma to be used during the Kalarupa puja. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Siew Hong, one of retreatants and an active member of Kechara Penang group proudly presented her torma to be used during the Kalarupa puja. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Torma making was taught by Pastor Seng Piow and held one day before the retreat. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Torma making was taught by Pastor Seng Piow and held one day before the retreat. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat cum Puja, 9-10th March 2024 led by Pastor Seng Piow with 12 retreatants. Uploaded by Jacinta
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Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat cum Puja, 9-10th March 2024 led by Pastor Seng Piow with 12 retreatants. Uploaded by Jacinta
The celebration ended with a Dorje Shugden puja, dedicated to all the sponsors, our loved ones and as well as for the happiness & good health for all sentient beings. May Rinpoche return swiftly too and taking this opportunity wishing all Happy Chinese New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai from all of us, Kechara Penang Study Group. Uploaded by Jacinta.
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The celebration ended with a Dorje Shugden puja, dedicated to all the sponsors, our loved ones and as well as for the happiness & good health for all sentient beings. May Rinpoche return swiftly too and taking this opportunity wishing all Happy Chinese New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai from all of us, Kechara Penang Study Group. Uploaded by Jacinta.
Seen here, Pastor Seng Piow set off firecrackers - welcoming of the upcoming year with enthusiasm and positive energy. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Seen here, Pastor Seng Piow set off firecrackers - welcoming of the upcoming year with enthusiasm and positive energy. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
In this pic, Pastor Seng Piow is sharing Dharma with newbies ~ Sharyn's friends. It's always good to make light offerings at the beginning of new year. By making light offerings, you are able to dispel the darkness of ignorance and achieve wisdom. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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In this pic, Pastor Seng Piow is sharing Dharma with newbies ~ Sharyn's friends. It's always good to make light offerings at the beginning of new year. By making light offerings, you are able to dispel the darkness of ignorance and achieve wisdom. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
One the day of Losar (new lunar year), it is always beneficial for Buddhist practitioners to get together in making abundant offerings to Buddhas on the altar to usher in goodness, prosperity and well-being of our loved ones. It's more auspicious this year as Losar and the Chinese New Year begin on the same date, 10th Feb, 2024. Back in Penang, our Kechara members came together to decorate the altar with abundance offerings for Dorje Shugden puja @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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One the day of Losar (new lunar year), it is always beneficial for Buddhist practitioners to get together in making abundant offerings to Buddhas on the altar to usher in goodness, prosperity and well-being of our loved ones. It's more auspicious this year as Losar and the Chinese New Year begin on the same date, 10th Feb, 2024. Back in Penang, our Kechara members came together to decorate the altar with abundance offerings for Dorje Shugden puja @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Mr. Dared Lim was offering water bowls on behalf of Kechara Ipoh Study Group. (Kin Hoe)
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Mr. Dared Lim was offering water bowls on behalf of Kechara Ipoh Study Group. (Kin Hoe)
Jun from Ipoh was offering mandarin oranges to Mother Tara and The Three Jewels. (Kin Hoe)
6 months ago
Jun from Ipoh was offering mandarin oranges to Mother Tara and The Three Jewels. (Kin Hoe)
Prior to our puja in Ipoh, Mr. & Mrs. Cheah Fook Wan were preparing for the offerings to the Buddhas. (Kin Hoe)
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Prior to our puja in Ipoh, Mr. & Mrs. Cheah Fook Wan were preparing for the offerings to the Buddhas. (Kin Hoe)
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