The benefits of the Wrathful Dakini Ucchusma

Apr 1, 2019 | Views: 2,757
The rare dakini Ucchusma

The rare dakini Ucchusma. Click on image to enlarge.

Dear friends around the world,

I would like to share with you the practice of a very rare and powerful Buddha that you can incorporate into your daily purification practices. While I was looking through a book called Deities of Tibetan Buddhism, I found myself particularly attracted to a painted tsakaley (small painting) of a dark coloured, wrathful female figure. I was drawn to her as I felt that she had a powerful energy and special significance. Together with my students, I did more research on this deity as I felt that her practice would be very effective in our busy lives.

The importance of purification within spiritual practice cannot be over-emphasised. Many students of Buddhism have been unable to achieve their goals on the spiritual path due to various commitments or attachments to their lifestyles. As a result of this samsaric attachment, spiritual vows and commitments are broken and students’ minds and bodies are polluted by wrong views and negative thinking. This results in heavy negative karma.

Rinpoche looking through the book ‘Deities of Tibetan Buddhism’

Rinpoche looking through the book ‘Deities of Tibetan Buddhism’. Click on image to enlarge.

Out of great compassion and in order to help us purify our deluded minds, the Buddhas manifest in various forms, each with unique accompanying practices, to help us progress on our path to enlightenment. These include special purification practices that are highly effective to purify negative karma of the body, speech and mind. The practice of the Dakini Ucchusma is one such purification practice and her lineage is alive in the present day, preserved by masters from various Buddhist lineages.

Ucchusma is unique as she is the female form of Bhurkumkuta. The phenomenon of having male and female manifestations of the same Buddha is relatively rare. Her practice can be found in the Rinjung Gyatsa collection of sadhanas and she is particularly powerful and effective to purify defilements of the mind, deluded minds, negative thinking, broken promises and the resultant karma, illness, faulty memory, memory issues, body pollution and negative energy.

I have compiled some information below including some short practices for those who would like to learn more.

Tsem Rinpoche

Dakini Ucchusma (far left) standing regally at the personal altar of H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche

Dakini Ucchusma (far left) standing regally on Rinpoche’s personal altar

 


 

Origins

Bhurkumkuta

One of the male forms of Bhurkumkuta

Also known as Khandro Tromo Metseg in Tibetan and Krodhini Bhurkumkuta in Sanskrit, Dakini Ucchusma’s practice arose from a pure vision received by the Indian Mahasiddha Drupangtse. The vision of Ucchusma came to him while he was in a forest and she gave him the initiation of her practice through the purifying nectar poured from the sacred vase that she carries in her hands.

There are, according to the Shurangama Sutra, four commonly known forms of Bhurkumkuta in the tantras of the New Translation Schools. Three are differentiated by colour: smoky, blue-black and green. The smoke-coloured deity is associated with the Sakya tradition while the blue-black and green forms are associated with the Kadam tradition of Atisha. Dakini Ucchusma is the fourth form and she is considered unique as she is the female form of Bhurkumkuta.

According to the Ucchusma Vajrapala Sutra, Ucchusma is actually the vajra manifestation of Shakyamuni Buddha. Together with Bhurkumkuta, her practice is considered part of the Kriya Tantras which teach rites of cleansing and ablutions using earth and water. Bhurkumkuta (the male form) is venerated in both Eastern Tantrism and Tibetan Tantrayana and the practices related to him are widespread in China and Japan.

Chapel devoted to Bhurkumkuta. Statue of Khro bo rMe brtsegs dud kha (Dhūmavarṇakrodhabhurkuṃkūṭa), brown, with three heads and six arms, with a human skin on his shoulders, standing in maṇḍalapada, flanked by mKha’ ’gro ma rMe brtsegs (Bhurkuṃkūṭīḍākinī) and by Khro mo rMe brtsegs (Krodhabhurkuṃkūṭī)

A chapel devoted to Bhurkumkuta (Khro bo rMe brtsegs dud kha or Dhumavarnakrodhabhurkumkuta), brown, with three heads and six arms, with a human skin on his shoulders, standing in mandalapada, flanked by Khandroma Metseg (Bhurkumkutidakini) and by Tromo Metseg (Krodhabhurkumkuti). Click on image to enlarge.

 

Form, Practice and Benefits

Ucchusma’s appearance is that of a wrathful charcoal-black dakini with one face, three eyes and two hands which hold a sacred vase containing purifying nectar at the level of her heart. Her body is corpulent, her hair is loose, abundant, a fiery orange-red colour, and she is standing on a sun disc on top of a lotus. She is without ornaments and is naked except for a loose “shawl” of black silk on her shoulders.

Ucchusma is actually the vajra manifestation of Shakyamuni Buddha. Click on image to enlarge.

Ucchusma is the vajra manifestation of Shakyamuni Buddha. Click on image to enlarge.

The main benefit of Ucchusma’s practice is to gain complete enlightenment via the purification of one’s body, speech and mind. Her mantra is used to purify negative karma in order to gain the realisation of emptiness. Hence, her practice is traditionally performed while bathing and brushing one’s teeth. While washing oneself, the water used is visualised as nectar flowing from the sacred vase which Ucchusma holds at her heart. This water is blessed with her purifying energies in order to cleanse one’s negative karma. Peripheral benefits of her practice include a better memory and being able to visualise better during meditations.

Ucchusma belongs to the Akshobhya or Vajra family. This means that her purification practice also pacifies anger and the negative karma associated with actions performed out of anger. Her practice also purifies the heaviest of negative karmas such as those that lead to rebirth in the hell realms.

In traditional Buddhist practice, it is considered disrespectful to invoke a Buddha in ‘unclean’ places such as the bathroom. Therefore, Ucchusma’s practice is unusual in that her purification practice is specifically performed while we are taking a bath or brushing our teeth. This is a wonderful way to extend our Dharma practice to include the bathroom! Lastly, this powerful purification practice is available to everyone without initiation.

 

The Purifying Power of Ucchusma (and Bhurkumkuta)

In some Tibetan traditions, Bhurkumkuta (in his male and female forms) is classified as one of the five Cleansing Deities. Bhurkumkuta’s practice is mainly for the eradication of sickness and disease. Ucchusma as the female form of Bhurkumkuta has the same power to purify defilements and impurities of the body, speech and mind through personal cleansing rituals.

The fifteenth chapter of the Guhyagarbha-tattvaviniscaya clearly illustrates the purifying nature of Ucchusmakrodha, the male form of Ucchusma. Here, the text describes how Mahesvara spawned as one of the denizens of hell.

Heruka, the cosmic policeman, seizes Mahesvara and his entire retinue, rips out their internal organs, hacks their limbs to pieces, eats their flesh, drinks their blood, and makes ritual ornaments from their bones — a model of thoroughness. Having digested all these gods, Heruka excretes them into an enormous ocean of muck, which one of his henchmen, Ucchusmakrodha, drinks up. The gods are then revived. Properly grateful for what can only have been an extraordinary experience, Mahesvara and his minions beseech Heruka and the divinities of his mandala to accept their wives, mothers, and daughters as ritual consorts while they take their correct places as the seats of the divinities in the mandala.

In addition, just like the female healing deity Parnashavari or Loma Gyonma, both Bhurkumkuta and Ucchusma have their own independent historical identities and histories which are unrelated to the other major deities in the Indian/Himalayan tradition.

Bhurkumkuta, in his male (left) and female form (right). Click on image to enlarge.

Bhurkumkuta, in his male (left) and female form (right). Click on image to enlarge.

 

Purification Practices

 

Method for Purification While Washing

Every morning, before you begin brushing your teeth, visualise Ucchusma standing on the crown of your head holding her sacred vase. While brushing your teeth, recite the following mantra (short Ucchusma mantra) three or more times:

OM ARAKHAM TSIRKAM BIMANASE UCCHUSMA MAHA KRODHA HUM PHET (3x)

Then brush your tongue and rinse your mouth three times. As you are brushing your teeth and rinsing your mouth, recite the mantra and visualise that you are using the nectar poured from Ucchusma’s vase, to wash away all your negative karma of body, speech and mind.

Similarly, when you take a bath or shower, visualise Ucchusma standing on the crown of your head pouring the blessed nectar from her sacred vase over your body, anointing you with its purifying energies. While washing, recite the short Ucchusma mantra and maintain the visualisation that the water that is washing your body is the blessed water from her sacred vase purifying and removing all the spiritual defilements of your body, speech and mind.

Having finished cleaning yourself, visualise Ucchusma dissolving into the crown of your head and blessing you.

 

Method for Improving Memory

The recitation of the short Ucchusma mantra together with the long Bhurkumkuta mantra can be used to improve memory. It can be done daily as follows:

Visualise Dakini Ucchusma standing on the crown of your head holding the sacred vase. Visualise that she is anointing you with her purifying nectar, cleansing all the defilements of your body, speech and mind as you chant the following mantras:

Short Ucchusma mantra (female form, from Rinjung Gyatsa) five times:

OM ARAKHAM TSIRKHAM BIMANASE UCCHUSMA MAHA KRODHA HUM PHET (5x)

Then chant the long Ucchusma mantra (male form, from Sukha Gyatsa) ten times:

OM BHUKUM MAHA PRAMANAYE BHUTSI BHUKI BIMANASE UCCHUSMA KRODHA HUM PHET
OM BHUKUM RILI SHUTHAR SHAHUR SHI BIMALE UCCHUSMA KRODHA HUM HUM PHET PHET SOHA
(10x)

When completed, visualise Ucchusma dissolving into the crown of your head and blessing you.

 

Method with Incense (Sang) Offering

Sang offering or sangsol is the practice of burning loose incense or incense powder which purifies spiritual impurities and contaminations. Traditionally done outdoors during religious celebrations and on special occasions, sangsol can be described as a method of using the element of fire instead of water to purify our negative karma and obscurations. Offering incense to the Buddhas will also generate the merits for us to attain their qualities and more specifically, creates the causes for us to hold our vows perfectly.

Sang is regularly used in Kechara Forest Retreat where His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche has his students offer sang in the workplace to purify the environment. Sang is also offered before beginning an important endeavour to remove obstacles or before the start of teachings so that participants may receive the Dharma with a calm and clear mind. Sang is also used to bless and purify one’s body, speech and mind.

To incorporate Ucchusma’s practice into the offering of sang, we visualise the smoke in the form of white light blessed by Dakini Ucchusma and we recite the short Ucchusma mantra, thinking strongly that our negativities and their stains are being purified. The specially prepared sang offered in Kechara Forest Retreat contains healing herbs and rice blessed by the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. As it burns, it releases healing smoke into the air which when inhaled will purify negative energies.

 

Lineage and Practitioners

A statue of Dakini Ucchusma as commissioned by H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche

A statue of Dakini Ucchusma as commissioned by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche. Click on image to enlarge.

The lineage of Dakini Ucchusma, as extracted from the Rinjung Gyatsa of Taranatha, Folio 295:

  • Yeshe Khandroma
  • Drupangtse
  • Dru Dorje Sengge
  • Drag Nagpa Seng Gyal
  • Khanpo So Seng
  • Lama Gyagar Gyaltsen
  • Choje Senggewa
  • Zhonnu Lodro (Rendawa)
  • Zhonnu Konchog
  • Zhonnu Dondrub
  • Zhonnu Chodrub Janglungpa
  • Jetsun Drolchog
  • Je Doringpa (Doring Pandita)
  • Jetsun Taranatha, etc.

With the exception of Rendawa Zhonnu Lodro (the famed Sakya teacher of Lama Tsongkhapa) and Jetsun Taranatha (the compiler of the Rinjung Gyatsa and the founder of the Jonang lineage), little is known about the lineage holders of Ucchusma’s practice.

 

Rendawa Zhonnu Lodro (c.1349 –1412)

Rendawa Zhonnu Lodro was Lama Tsongkhapa’s renowned Sakya teacher. He was an erudite scholar from a young age, who began his studies in the five major philosophical texts later adopted as a course for Geshe studies by the Gelugpa tradition. In addition to numerous texts, he studied the tantric traditions of the Sakyapas under about twenty scholars, and applied them in his daily practice.

Rendawa Zhonnu Lodro. Image credit: himalayanart.org

Rendawa Zhonnu Lodro. Image credit: himalayanart.org. Click on image to enlarge.

Zhonnu Lodro received teachings on Lamrim, Lojong, and other related topics, from Gyelse Tokme Zangpo (1295-1369), the author of the famous Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattvas, in Ngulchu Chozong. He gave a number of teachings and important esoteric instructions in many places including Reting Monastery. Reting Monastery is where he is known to have taught and practised for three months with Lama Tsongkhapa.

Zhonnu Lodro was also the inspiration for the Migtsema, a five line mantra composed for and given to him by Lama Tsongkapa, but he replaced his name with Tsongkhapa’s name and returned it to him. This prayer containing the blessings of Lama Tsongkhapa and Rendawa is also known as the Migtsema mantra. It is one of the most important mantras for Gelugpa practitioners and devotees of Lama Tsongkhapa.

 

Jetsun Taranatha (1575-1634)

Jetsün Taranatha. Image credit: Shechen Monastery.

Jetsün Taranatha. Image credit: Shechen Monastery. Click on image to enlarge.

Jetsun Taranatha was the reincarnation of Kunga Drolchok, the Abbot of Cholung Changtse Monastery. He received many teachings and trained in the Sakya tradition under many masters, but the most significant influence came from Buddhaguptanatha, an accomplished Indian teacher who gave him tantric initiations and mystic teachings.

In order to establish the correct interpretations according to his lineage, Jetsun Taranatha spent the latter part of his life reviving the Jonang teachings. He became the Abbot of Takten Damcho Ling in 1628, and passed away in 1634. The Jonang tradition was continued by his disciples.

 

Conclusion

The main benefit of Ucchusma’s practice is to achieve complete enlightenment through the purification of the body, speech and mind. Her mantra is used to purify negative karma in order to gain the realisation of emptiness through the practice of cleansing one’s body and mouth. It is an effective method to use in our busy lives, and the practice also comes with the additional benefits of improving our memory and enhancing our visualisations during our practices.

A close up the Dakini Ucchusma commissioned by H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche. Click on image to enlarge.

A close up of the statue of Dakini Ucchusma commissioned by Tsem Rinpoche. Click on image to enlarge.

The lineage of Dakini Ucchusma remains alive today through the teachings and transmissions of great masters such as H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, Zemey Rinpoche and Denma Locho Rinpoche. On the other hand, Lama Tsongkhapa, Bari Lotsawa and Atisha practised the male form known as Bhurkumkuta.

Although Ucchusma’s practice is not as well-known as other purification practices such as Vajrasattva or the Thirty-Five Confessional Buddhas, her lineage continues to this day and can be considered highly beneficial. Thus it is no surprise that she is incorporated in the Sadhana-Mala of the Panchen Lama, one of the highest ranking lamas within Tibetan Buddhism, as well as in the writings of other esteemed masters such as Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche and the 31st Sakya Throneholder Kunga Lodro.

 

Prayer Texts of Dakini Ucchusma

 

Ucchusma in the Sadhana-Mala of the Panchen Lama

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Ucchusma in Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche’s Collected Works

The purification rite titled mkha’ ‘gro ma sme ba brtsegs pa’i grib sel can be found in Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche’s Collected Works.

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Ucchusma in the Writings of the 31st Sakya Trizin Kunga Lodro

Titled mkha’ ‘gro ma sme ba brtsegs pa’i bum pa’i cho ga nyams grib mthar byed, this text was composed by H.H. the 31st Sakya Trizin Kunga Lodro.

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Thangkas of Dakini Ucchusma

Appreciating how difficult it is to acquire images and statues of this wrathful black Dakini, H.E. Tsem Rinpoche commissioned a number of thangkas to provide sincere practitioners with iconographically accurate, high resolution images of Dakini Ucchusma. Do download the images below for your altar or place of worship.

Ucchusma (Main figure)

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(Top to bottom): Buddha Akshobhya, Ucchusma and Dorje Shugden.

Deity: Ucchusma (Sanskrit)
Alternative name: Tromo Metsek (Tibetan); Krodhini Bhurkumkuta (Sanskrit)
The practice of the black dakini Ucchusma arose from a pure vision beheld by the Indian Mahasiddha Drupangsa. He had a vision of her in the forest and received the initiation of her practice through the purifying nectar poured from the sacred vase that she carries in her hands. Her appearance is that of a wrathful black dakini with one face, three eyes and two hands which hold a sacred vase containing purifying nectar at the level of her heart. Her body is corpulent, her hair is loose and her legs stand straight upon a sun disk on top of a lotus.

The main benefit of Ucchusma’s practice is to gain complete enlightenment via the purification of one’s body, speech and mind. Her mantra is used to purify negativities in order to gain the realisation of emptiness. Hence, the practice is traditionally recited while bathing and brushing one’s teeth. The water used is visualised to be derived from the sacred vase of Ucchusma. Thus, the water is empowered with the purifying blessings of Ucchusma in order to clean one’s negative karma.

Deity: Buddha Akshobhya (Sanskrit)
Alternative name: Mitrugpa (Tibetan)
Buddha Akshobhya is one of the Five Dhyani Buddhas and represents the consciousness aspect of the five aggregates purified and in its enlightened form. The other four purified forms of the aggregates are represented by the other four of the Five Dhyani Buddhas. In the scriptures, he is known as the Lord of the Eastern Pure Land Abhirati, also known as ‘The Joyous’. His name literally means ‘immovable’ and his practice pacifies anger. Pujas and rituals to Akshobhya are performed to purify the heavy negative karma of taking rebirth in the hell realms. Ucchusma belongs to Akshobhya’s family meaning that her purification practice also pacifies anger and the negative karma associated with actions performed out of anger. Her practice also purifies the heaviest of negative karmas such as those causing rebirth in the hell realms. Akshobhya is depicted with one face, two arms and is blue in colour.

Deity: Dorje Shugden
Dorje Shugden is recognised to be an emanation of the bodhisattva Manjushri and he arose from a long line of incarnated lamas who strove to proliferate and protect the Buddhadharma. Furthermore, Dorje Shugden is a protector of recent origins and hence, he is widely renowned to be efficacious and powerful in overcoming our obstacles and creating favourable conditions for our practice.

Ucchusma (Main figure)

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(Top to bottom): Ucchusma and Dorje Shugden.

Deity: Ucchusma (Sanskrit)
Alternative name: Tromo Metsek (Tibetan), Krodhini Bhurkumkuta (Sanskrit)
The practice of the black dakini Ucchusma arose from a pure vision beheld by the Indian Mahasiddha Drupangsa. He had a vision of her in the forest and received the initiation of her practice through the purifying nectar poured from the sacred vase that she carries in her hands, as depicted in the thangka. Her appearance is that of a wrathful black dakini with one face, three eyes and two hands which hold a sacred vase containing purifying nectar at the level of her heart. Her body is corpulent, her hair is loose and her legs stand straight upon a sun disk on top of a lotus.

The main benefit of Ucchusma’s practice is to gain complete enlightenment via the purification of one’s body, speech and mind. Her mantra is used to purify negativities in order to gain the realisation of emptiness. Hence, the practice is traditionally recited while bathing and brushing one’s teeth. The water used is visualised to be derived from the sacred vase of Ucchusma. Thus, the water is empowered with the purifying blessings of Ucchusma in order to clean one’s negative karma.

Deity: Dorje Shugden
Dorje Shugden is recognised to be an emanation of the bodhisattva Manjushri and he arose from a long line of incarnated lamas who strove to proliferate and protect the Buddhadharma. Furthermore, Dorje Shugden is a protector of recent origins and hence, he is widely renowned to be efficacious and powerful in overcoming our obstacles and creating favourable conditions for our practice.

 

Sources:

  • www.himalayanart.org
  • www.treasuryoflives.org
  • https://whav.aussereurop.univie.ac.at/
  • “Reflections on the Mahesvara Subjugation Myth: Indie Materials, Sa-skya-pa Apologetics, and the Birth of Heruka,” Ronald M. Davidson, The Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, Volume 14, Number 2, 1991.
  • The Healing Deity – Loma Gyonma; https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/loma-gyonma.html
  • https://treasuryoflives.org/biographies/view/Rendawa-Zhonnu-Lodro/8571
  • Explanation of Sang Offering; http://www.lotsawahouse.org/tibetan-masters/gyalse-shenpen-taye/gentle-rain
  • Life of Taranatha; https://treasuryoflives.org/biographies/view/Tāranātha/TBRC_P1428
  • A detailed description of sang offering in “Incense Offering to Dorje Shugden” ;https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/incense-offering-to-dorje-shugden.html

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  1. Ummamageswari on Jun 12, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    Thank you so much for this article. Actually i felt that the dakini Ucchusma’ picture itself has a lot of powerful energy. It is true that the practice of a powerful Buddha which was stated on the article can incorporate into our daily purification practices.

    It is interesting to know that Ucchusma is a unique one as she is the female form of Bhurkumkuta. This article is really helpful to me.

  2. sarah on May 14, 2019 at 11:38 pm

    Thank you for sharing this precious teaching. The thangka image is absolutely beautiful.

    Question regarding reciting the mantra to improve memory.
    I’m assuming this is not recited while taking a shower. Can it be recited at anytime of the day when we have time? Or is it to be included into our daily sadhana. If its to be recited with sadhana, at which point do we recite it?

  3. Sofi on Apr 27, 2019 at 3:10 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for this post on Dakini Ucchusma. Amongst the many benefits of chanting her mantra, I found that the most significant benefit that is applicable to me is the improvement of my memory. Chanting her mantra during my shower and imagining the nectar from her pot/vase pouring from my head down, cleansing my negative traits, somehow I seem to gain better memory. Imagine or real, everyone who chant her mantra and experience the positive change, please do share here with us.

  4. Grace Leu (KHJB ) on Apr 18, 2019 at 11:10 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing. It was indeed a special practice which can do it in bathroom. Thanks for the details information to know this special Buddha which have male and female form and their practice on purification.

  5. Stella Cheang on Apr 14, 2019 at 12:26 pm

    Thank you very much, Rinpoche, for this very powerful teaching that allows us to extend our practice to places traditionally not clean or unsuitable i.e. the shower area. I will learn up the purification mantra “OM ARAKHAM TSIRKAM BIMANASE UCCHUSMA MAHA KRODHA HUM PHET” and visualise it is Dakini’s Ucchusma’s nectar washing away all my negative karma of body, speech and mind. And complete the visualisation with Dakini Ucchusma dissolving onto the crown of my head.

  6. cc on Apr 6, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.
    Interesting.
    The mantra is easy to remember .🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  7. Chris on Apr 2, 2019 at 11:54 pm

    Thank you, Rinpoche and the blog team to share with us this sacred practice of Ucchusma. She is indeed a very special and powerful Buddha that manifested in both male and female form.

    One of the most important practices for us now is purification practices because we have accumulated a lot of negative karma that will create hindrances to our spiritual path. Other than famous purification practices such as Vajrasattva or 35 Confessional Buddhas, we can choose to do her practice.

    Thank you, Rinpoche for always looking out for the students. A lot will be benefitted from this practice. With our mind free from negative pollution, we will be able to progress in our spiritual path with fewer distractions and attachments. We will be able to see what is important for us and not waste time on petty feelings, or negative thoughts.

  8. Freon on Apr 2, 2019 at 4:14 pm

    Buddha are very compassion. Even during washing we have chances to do purification. This is the 1st time I hear the mantra and recite while washing. It is so powerful. Also thanks to Rinpoche who always look for methods for us to purify quickly our karma.

  9. Jacinta Goh on Apr 2, 2019 at 9:38 am

    This is indeed a special purification practice that stems from manifestation of Buddha in a Dakini form. This lineage is rare and yet still very much alive with masters practicing it and in the article, it’s mentioned that this practice can be found in China and Japan too. It’s good that it was written down by some Tibetan masters to keep this practice alive. The number of recitations recommended is odd too. However, it’s short,simple and easy to do and I’ve been reciting since Rinpoche has first mentioned about this Dakini last year.

    The very purpose of Buddha’s teaching is to benefit many that suits different minds. As many have noticed that this mantra is special and it’s done during bath and teeth brushing too and it’s not part of daily sadhana. Hence, it can be done on its own and without much fuss. We actually get to do it in our washroom! 😄 There’s a number of other mantra that can be done during our toilet breaks too here https://bit.ly/2L64FO6
    If we can’t even practice one of it, I think it’s just pure lazineness.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us this powerful purification practice.

    • Harold Musetescu on Apr 4, 2019 at 12:34 am

      I sent another email today to H.E. Domo Geshe Rinpoche at Shar Monastery asking him to verify that Shangmo Dorje Putri is a full member of Dorje Shugden’s retinue.
      From what I understand Tsem Rinpoche is that you are also from Shar Monastery. How very interesting.

  10. Harold Musetescu on Apr 1, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    Can we use the female Dakini and Dharmapala “Shangmo Dorje Putri” in our daily Dorje Shugden practice? She is found in the retinue of Kache Marpo and was made a Dharmapala in 1902 by H.E. Domo Geshe Rinpoche. H.E. Domo Geshe Rinpoche also made Namkar Barzin a Dharmapala in Dorje Shugden’s retinue.

  11. dolma on Apr 1, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    This is v ery interesting and simple to do! just copy text and put it Before you in the bathroom. Thanks for that . But the long text we can not read in Tibetan. May we have it in english, thank you.

  12. Pastor Albert on Apr 1, 2019 at 4:38 pm

    This is a very special Buddha indeed, Ucchusma, another emanation of Buddha that helps us to purify our negative karma so that we can go to the path of enlightenment, as for the past countless lifetime, we have accumulated tremendous negative karma, hence, we have to do a lot of purification practices and retreats in order for our negative karma to be purified.

    Buddha is extremely compassionate, he created a chance for us to purify our negative karma even when we are taking shower and brushing teeth. While washing away our dirt on our body, we also wash away our bad karma that follows.

    I know there is a Dharma centre who is practicing Ucchusma, they hold this practice dearly and do the mantra everyday, we are so fortunate to have such powerful and convenient way of practice, because many people are very busy with their working schedule, sometimes it is near to impossible for them to sit down quietly in front of the Altar to do their daily prayers, hence, this Ucchusma practice comes in really handy as busy is no longer can be the reason for us not to practice.

  13. Tsa Tsa Ong on Apr 1, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    I have been attracted to Wrathful Dakini Ucchusma from Rinpoche’s previous postings. Especially this early morning when i was quite sleepless and found this article really caught my attention as her purification practice is very unusual that can be done in the bathroom while brushing our teeth and bathing. Thank you very much Rinpoche for always sharing many ways and methods to help benefit everyone to purify our body, speech and mind. Thank you Rinpoche and blog team for this very interesting and beneficial article🙏😘👍🌈☘️🔥

  14. Bradley Kassian on Apr 1, 2019 at 11:59 am

    Thank you, Rinpoche for always bringing us ways to purify our karma and fit these practices into our busy schedules and commitments. Thank you for giving us the history and background of this practice, and one that is so rare, and can be used well in the bathroom, well-taking bath or brushing our teeth! We need to work hard to purify negative karma of our body, speech and mind and this practice is quick to do and fits into our routines. May all be blessed.

  15. Yee Yin on Apr 1, 2019 at 11:31 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us the practice of Ucchusma. It is a very practical and beneficial practice for modern people. By just reciting the mantra and doing the visualisation while we are brushing our teeth and taking shower, we are able to purify the negative karma we have created with our body, speech and mind. The best part is we don’t have to have the initiation in order to start the practice.

    In this degenerate time, all of us have accumulated countless negative karma by our body, speech and mind. For serious Buddhist practitioners, it is very important to do purification practice in order to progress in our spiritual practice. If we don’t clear our mind obscuration, it is very difficult for us to have realisation in Buddha’s teachings. Once we have cleared our mind obscuration, we will be able to absorb Buddha’s teachings effortlessly and put the teachings in practice.

    Thank you Rinpoche for always making things so accessible and easy for us to practice. Tsem Rinpoche always give reference to the source of teachings or practice so we can do the practice without having to worry about the authenticity or origin of the practice. May Tsem Rinpoche live long and continue to turn the wheel of Dharma to guide us in our spiritual practice.

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  • S.Prathap
    Thursday, Apr 9. 2020 05:42 PM
    Pujas are definitely powerful and can alleviate dangers and harm immediately to counter the problem and disturbances that is currently arising. It also means that we create demerits and negative karma for ourselves which will deter the enlightened being to help us when we are in need.
    Puja is needed to clear our negative karma and collect merits as well.The instructions given by oracle when take trance is a guideline for us to achieve our goals.Thank you so much for the good article
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 9. 2020 03:08 PM
    In Buddhist tradition, Maitreya the future Buddha,who will achieve complete
    enlightenment, and teach the pure dharma. According to scriptures, Maitreya will be a successor to the present Buddha, Gautama Buddha, presently a bodhisattva residing in the Tushita heaven. Maitreya will appear as the fifth universal Buddha of this world age and turn the wheel of Dharma for the benefit of all. Depicted with Dorje Shugden who is an emanation of the Buddha of Wisdom in this beautiful art painting thangka. Merely looking at this thangka is a blessing.
    Thank you for this sharing. May the artist continue with his good work.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-buddha-of-the-future-maitreya
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 9. 2020 03:05 PM
    Arya Tara, also known as Jetsun Dolma in Tibetan Buddhism, is a female Bodhisattva in Mahayana and Vajrayana. She is known as the “mother of liberation” and is the Goddess of peacefulness, long life and protection. She embodies inner and outer peace bringing spiritual clarity and purity to those who seek her help. Arya Tara who symbolizes the activity of all the Buddhas , to work tirelessly to liberate all beings until samsara is emptied. She made her vows to be reborn in a female form again and again. Arya Tara, along with the Dorje Shugden who is an emanation of the Buddha of Wisdom, Manjushri in this beautiful thangka paints a thousand words.
    Thank you for this sharing , its a beautiful thangka.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-swift-liberator-arya-tara
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 9. 2020 03:03 PM
    Namche Bazaar a traditional Sherpa village is a beautifully crafted Himalayan town which is nestled along the crescent shaped hill slopes. It is truly a place worth visiting by many trekkers who are on the verge of making their journey deep into the gorgeous Khumbu region. It is also the staging point for expeditions to Everest and other Himalayan peaks in the area. Namche Bazaar is one of the main stops on the trail up to Everest Base Camp for trekkers from all over the world. Here trekkers or visitors will get to enjoy the clearest views of the beautiful mountainous landscape of Himalaya. A beautiful place with natural surroundings will be good to visit. Wish to some day.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/namche-bazaar
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Apr 8. 2020 09:36 PM
    He is well known as the father of yoga in the West, who has devoted his life to the spread of knowledge about the techniques of yoga meditation. His Yoga teachings are widely practiced around the world by many from various faiths, backgrounds, races, and nationalities.
    The sacred sounds invite positive beings to inhabit our environment, expels negative beings and brings the sound of growth to the land, animals, water and plants. Thank you for the good article.
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Apr 8. 2020 05:58 PM
    Beautiful architectural and unique structures of sixty-four Yogini Temple of Hirapur, India. It is the smallest temple among the list of four major surviving 64 Yogini temples in India. The temple is beautifully well preserved, quite remarkable given the fact that this shrine is only one of a handful traditional form of Yogini temples in India that still exist. This Hirapur shrine is indeed very unique in many ways. Wish I could visit this amazing someday.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David Lai for this wonderful sharing of the sixty-four yoginis of these temples are believed to be none other than celestial dakinis in reality .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/sixty-four-yogini-temple-of-hirapur.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Apr 8. 2020 05:55 PM
    According to Buddhism, the world in which we live and all that happens to us is a result of our past actions. Past harmful actions create unhappiness results and skilful actions create happy results. One way to purify obstacles we experience due to our past harmful action is through prayers and pujas. The power of prayers derives from the sincere motivation of the person asking for prayers, as well as the pure mind of the persons performing the prayers. It is said that prayers performed by lamas are especially powerful and effective as they are done on the basis of pure morality. There are many types of pujas which can be performed for various purposes for the dying, for the deceased and for sickness. All depending on one request and recording to one’s needs with specific problems . Removing these obstacles will help us to achieve happiness and good fortune in all our activities. We are so fortunate to learn, practice some of the pujas at Kechara Forest Retreat. Many people have truly benefited from these pujas done when with concentration and faith.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this extensive article pujas which I have better knowledge of other pujas other that what I knew.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/the-power-of-prayers.html
  • sarassitham
    Wednesday, Apr 8. 2020 01:54 AM
    We all have to realize that there are many strange things that we need to be explore and to understand better. Thank you for the sharing it very interesting to know about the 10 most terrifying supernatural house and place on this earth.
  • S.Prathap
    Tuesday, Apr 7. 2020 02:40 PM
    After reading this article I came to realize I have plenty to know. I get to understand a little much more knowledge of the Body of a Buddha. The details of the 32 marks and there are teachings of each mark.
    Reading this gives me a whole new understanding into Buddha images, and their importance.Thank you very much for the informative article.
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Apr 7. 2020 01:48 PM
    Ksitigarbha is a bodhisattva primarily revered in East Asian Buddhism . Usually depicted as a monk with a nimbus around his shaved head, he carries a staff to force open the gates of hell and a wish-fulfilling jewel to light up the darkness.In Tibetan thangkas, he is often depicted as a classical seated Bodhisattva with crown. He is regarded as the bodhisattva of hell beings. Well known for his greatest compassionate Vow being, that is not to achieve Buddhahood until all hells are emptied. In this beautiful thangka he is depicted with Dorje Shugden an emanation of the Buddha of Wisdom, Manjushri. Dorje Shugden who is a Dharma Protector in order to safeguard the Buddha’s teachings.
    Thank you for this beautiful thangka.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/ksitigarbha-the-saviour
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Apr 7. 2020 01:45 PM
    Machig Labdron was a renowned 11th-century Tibetan tantric Buddhist practitioner, teacher and yogini who originated several Tibetan lineages of the Vajrayana practice of Chod . She is often depicted with the attributes of a dakini, a representation of enlightened female energy. Together with Buddha Shakyamuni, Padampa Sangye, Vajravarahi, Green Tara, Prajnaparamita, Chang Shon, Troma Nagmo and Dorje Shugden as depicted in this beautiful thangka.
    Thank you for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-founder-of-chod-machig-labdron
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Apr 7. 2020 01:43 PM
    Black Manjushri is the wrathful healing form of Manjushri that helps us to heal our deep inner negative emotions and mental suffering. Those suffering from aggressive and assertive diseases such as cancer, AIDS , heart disease or those who are prone to negative emotions. Black Manjushri ‘s practice is indeed very beneficial in healing as long as one have faith. It is widely practiced by Gelug practitioners and other lineage as well. Black Manjushri purifies contaminations and impurities. In this thangka , Black Manjushri is depicted with Dorje Shugden who is an emanation of the Buddha of Wisdom, Manjushri. Beautiful and powerful thangka to have it in our home.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-wrathful-healing-form-of-manjushri-black-manjushri
  • sarassitham
    Monday, Apr 6. 2020 10:29 PM
    Wow! Great to know the effect of mantra stone, an interesting article to know the powerful way of offering and the blessing. I understand that mantra is a form of meditation that has existed for a long time but offering mantra stone to deity is something new to understand.

    Thank you for the wonderful sharing and I am blessed to come across a beautiful message on offering mantra stone and the benefit behind it.
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Apr 6. 2020 03:40 PM
    Kuan Yin is one of the major deities in Buddhism and one of the most popular deities. Also known as the Goddess of Mercy and Compassion . Kuan Yin is regarded as male in India, and slowly transformed to have a female image in China. She is known for her kindness and can also be regarded as an icon of femininity in modern Buddhism. In this beautiful thangka Kuan Yin is depicted with Wei Tuo who is the great Dharma Protector in Buddhism who protects the Dharma, the teachings of the Buddha and those who cultivate the Dharma. Together with Dorje Shugden also a Dharma protector in order to safeguard the Buddha’s teachings. Dorje Shugden who is an emanation of the Buddha of Wisdom, Manjushri as depicted makes a powerful thangka to have.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/goddess-kuan-yin-the-embodiment-of-compassion
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Apr 6. 2020 03:38 PM
    Born into a noble family the 16th Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorje was spiritual leader of the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. He was well respected and consulted by high lamas of other lineages. He was given many names expressing this respect, including “King of the Yogis”. Interesting short life history of a great lama.
    Lama Jigme Rinpoche an accomplished teacher of the Kagyu lineage has once said….
    “Although the 16th Karmapa appeared and acted as a human being, his mind was completely open, without any limitation. He knew everything in an instant and without having to think about it.”
    Depicted in this beautiful thangka with Dorje Shugden who is an emanation of the Buddha of Wisdom, Manjushri. He took the form of a Dharma protector in order to safeguard the Buddha’s teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/his-holiness-the-16th-karmapa-rangjung-rigpe-dorje

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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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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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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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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
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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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Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
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Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
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Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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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
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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
4 weeks 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!
Join us for a Peaceful Fire Puja based on Dorje Shugden’s pacifying form. This blessed puja will be conducted at the future site of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s outdoor reliquary stupa to pacify obstacles and for the success of the project. EVENT DETAILS • Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020 • Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm • Venue: Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong Admission is free, all are welcome. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES • Healing from illness and disease • Overcoming obstacles • Purifying past negative deeds and negative karma • Calming the environment, natural disasters and calamities • Helping the deceased to take a good rebirth • Accumulation of merits for spiritual realisations and attainments
1 month ago
Join us for a Peaceful Fire Puja based on Dorje Shugden’s pacifying form. This blessed puja will be conducted at the future site of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s outdoor reliquary stupa to pacify obstacles and for the success of the project. EVENT DETAILS • Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020 • Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm • Venue: Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong Admission is free, all are welcome. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES • Healing from illness and disease • Overcoming obstacles • Purifying past negative deeds and negative karma • Calming the environment, natural disasters and calamities • Helping the deceased to take a good rebirth • Accumulation of merits for spiritual realisations and attainments
Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
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Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
Kechara Earth Project- new site at Damansara
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Kechara Earth Project- new site at Damansara
For those who did not manage to join in for our Loma Gyonma mantra recitation, here's the prayer that you can do daily at home as a preventive measure to ward off unwanted infections and illnesses, especially contagious diseases such as Coronavirus & H1N1. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 months ago
For those who did not manage to join in for our Loma Gyonma mantra recitation, here's the prayer that you can do daily at home as a preventive measure to ward off unwanted infections and illnesses, especially contagious diseases such as Coronavirus & H1N1. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. To receive the blessings of Loma Gyonma, the Goddess of Healing and Epidemic Diseases, and to pray for all who are at risk from the novel coronavirus to be healed and protected. -photo credit Cynthia Ng - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 months ago
Special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. To receive the blessings of Loma Gyonma, the Goddess of Healing and Epidemic Diseases, and to pray for all who are at risk from the novel coronavirus to be healed and protected. -photo credit Cynthia Ng - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Back during the H1N1 outbreak in 2009, Rinpoche advised everyone to quickly accumulate 25,000 recitations of Loma Gyonma’s essence mantra ASAP, combined with daily recitation of both Loma Gyonma and Shize’s mantra. In view of the current situation with the global spread of the novel coronavirus, you are invited to a special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. DATE: Saturday, 15 February 2020 TIME: 3.00pm - 6.30pm VENUE: Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat
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Back during the H1N1 outbreak in 2009, Rinpoche advised everyone to quickly accumulate 25,000 recitations of Loma Gyonma’s essence mantra ASAP, combined with daily recitation of both Loma Gyonma and Shize’s mantra. In view of the current situation with the global spread of the novel coronavirus, you are invited to a special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. DATE: Saturday, 15 February 2020 TIME: 3.00pm - 6.30pm VENUE: Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat
Mr. Chan Weng Khong & Yee Mun released the birds after the mantra recitations. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Mr. Chan Weng Khong & Yee Mun released the birds after the mantra recitations. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG has carried out monthly Animals Liberation activity at DR Park, Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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KISG has carried out monthly Animals Liberation activity at DR Park, Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Children are all excited to the Kids Camp. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children are all excited to the Kids Camp. Lin Mun KSDS
Kids Camp 2019 - Visiting Kechara Farm. Lin Mun KSDS
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Kids Camp 2019 - Visiting Kechara Farm. Lin Mun KSDS
Children learning to do water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children learning to do water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
Painting Vajrayogini tsa tsa during Wesak Day 2019. Lin Mun KSDS
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Painting Vajrayogini tsa tsa during Wesak Day 2019. Lin Mun KSDS
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