The benefits of the Wrathful Dakini Ucchusma

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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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Translation: Wrathful Green Bhurkumkuta Self-Generation Sadhana (Male)

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Translation: Wrathful Green Bhurkumkuta Self-Generation Sadhana (Female)

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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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Translation: Dakini Bhurkumkuta Purificatory Ritual

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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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  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, May 10. 2024 02:57 PM
    A card and hard disc from Sean Wang was truly a smart idea afterall. Nobody could imagine such idea but he did it. Placing thumb drives with millions and billions of Vajrayogini her holy mantra in Tibetan into the holy statue. Not only that drawing pictures too . Such a great idea whereby people come to make offerings, prostrate, circumambulate, collecting huge amount of merits for themselves and their love ones. Thanks to Sean Wang/
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/letters-cards-gifts/seans-got-a-great-idea.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, May 10. 2024 02:55 PM
    Reading this blog kindly reminded us of the most cherished people in our lives that’s our parents. Mother’s Day that is on this Sunday 12th of May and Father’s Day falls on the third Sunday in June. Teachers Day too important ……a day to honour and recognise their roles in our lives. Rinpoche always emphasised that we should not avoid the responsibility of repaying the kindness of the people who have helped us in our life. The only true way to honour and repay their kindness is to let them know that their kindness meant a lot to us . Do something good for them or someone else as this practice ultimately gives enormous power and possibilities for positive effects in many lives not just our own life. Simple saying thank you and expressing our appreciation can go a long way.
    Reading all those powerful quotes by Rinpoche gives us a lesson and example.
    Thank you Rinpoche and writers team for sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/celebrating-kindness-20-quotes-from-tsem-rinpoche.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 06:11 PM
    Achi Chökyi Drölma is the Dharma Protector of the Drikung Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. She also appears as a protector in the Karma Kagyu refuge tree as Achi Chodron. Although Achi has a particular committment to protect the Drikung Kagyu, she is recognized and practiced by all lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. To benefit the beings in samsara, she displays a limitless number of manifestations at different times and in different space dimensions. She vowed to protect the Drikung Kagyu lineage and its practitioners, removing inner and outer obstacles , a revered figure in Tibetan Buddhism, embodies the harmonious union of compassion, wisdom, and protective energy. a powerful wisdom-protector who guards and protects all sincere Dharma-practitioners to rely on her. She is also known for her power to confer wealth. She rose to protect Drikung Kagyu lineage while Dorje Shugden who rose to protect the Gelug teaching. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Gen Lobsang Phuljung for this interesting write up

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/achi-chokyi-drolma-chief-protectress-of-the-drikung-kagyu.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 06:00 PM
    Dorje Shugden is a special Dharma Protector who quickly fulfils wishes and sincere prayers. He brings healing, harmony and peace; protects from harm and obstacles and attracts opportunities for success and growth. To promote the practice of Dorje Shugden, Kechara has came up a easy way for more people to understand the Powerful Practice. Presented in six different languages as such in English, Tibetan བོད་ཡིག, Chinese 中文, Hindi हिंदी, Tamil தமிழ், Nepali नेपाली so everyone could access. All those materials were distributed to visitors free of charge at all Kechara outlets. Looking at those pictures of visitors says all of how Kechara had spreads the practice of Dorje Shugden like wild fire. More people will get to know and understand the true stories and benefits of Dorje Shugden.
    Thank you Rinpoche and writers for this great sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/kechara-spreads-the-practice-of-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 05:57 PM
    For the last 60 years, the Tibetan Government-in-Exile has exploited, abused, marginalised and persecuted their people. For the first time in six decades, since the Tibetans first entered a life in exile, we are seeing more and more examples of ordinary Tibetans speaking up against this exploitation. In years gone past, Tibetans would never have dared to voice their objections to the leadership. They have been mixing religion and politics ever since. A majority of the Tibetans in India are stateless, and been sufferings quietly. Hundreds of thousands of Tibetans were killed during the Chinese invasion, prompting the young Dalai Lama to flee into exile in 1959. Because of all the exploitation the younger Tibetan generation are willing to express and speaking up.
    Reading the commentary by a anonymous member of the Tibetan community tells us how those desperate Tibetans experienced all this while and to voice the truth. Interesting read. In order to achieve peace it is necessary to address the root of violence and conflict by having dialogue between the Chinese Government and the Tibetan Government.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/tibetan-refugee-youth-speaking-up.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 05:55 PM
    Coming up with these informative website is a great work of Rinpoche and writers team. With these website it had many people get to understand more of Tibetan Buddhism , great teachers teachings and of course all about the practice of Dorje Shugden. I am one of them , its was this website I got to know , learn, and understand about Tibetan Buddhism and Dorje Shugden.
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands and writers team .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/fantastic-new-dorje-shugden-website-launched.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 05:53 PM
    The legendary Ra Lotsawa Dorje Drak was born in the village of Nyenam,Southern Tibet amidst many auspicious signs of a high rebirth. Ra Lotsawa was a great tantric master and is one of the most controversial Buddhist teachers in Tibetan history who had used wrathful means to subjugate his opponents. One of the previous lives of Dorje Shugden is the renowned lama Ra Lotsawa Dorje Drak, Amongst his great deeds, Ra Lotsawa was known to have renovated many with Samye, Tibet’s first monastery. He also sponsored numerous new translation works, the copying and recitation of sacred scriptures, and the installation of Buddha statues. Interesting read of the biography of this great master. Ra Lotsawa Dorje Drakpa left behind a legacy of many great lamas, practitioners and preserving, as well as spreading this tantric system in Tibet.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/ra-lotsawa-dorje-drakpa-tibetan-master-of-the-vajrabhairava-tantra.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 05:51 PM
    Dorjé Shukden is a controversial Tibetan Buddhist protector deity, believed by some to be a wrathful spirit and by others to be an enlightened Buddha. The controversy that arose from this divided understanding over the last fifty years has impacted the Tibetan Buddhist community globally and continues to be relevant to observers and practitioners of Buddhism the world over. The Yellow Book, based on its cover. It was composed by Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche in 1970, but it was not published until 1973. Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche never intended for his book to be published but somehow it was published without his permission. According to the introduction, Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche authored this book in 1970 based on teachings given by Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, the junior tutor to the 14th Dalai Lama.The original intention of this book was to be complementary material to Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche’s book, Music Delighting An Ocean of Protectors, which was published six years before the Yellow Book. The Yellow Book did not circulate widely until several years later. It is a collection of cautionary tales and teachings but sadly some influential powerful officials and people who had corrupted the Gelug lineage . Interesting read.
    I am looking forward to finish reading this book.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Martin for this interesting sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/dr-christopher-bells-views-on-zemey-rinpoches-yellow-book.html
  • Samfoonheei
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    Saturday, May 4. 2024 06:13 PM
    Firebirds are mythical birds found in the folklore of many cultures. They are often depicted as magical birds with feathers that glow like flames or the sun. The mythology surrounding firebirds varies between cultures, but there are some common themes. In Greek mythology, the mythical bird known for its ability to be reborn from its ashes, symbolizing immortality and renewal. It is often depicted as a beautiful and majestic creature with brightly coloured feathers and a long tail. Interesting read of the stories related to the mythology, legend and folklore in this blog.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/beautiful-1000-armed-avalokitesvara.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 4. 2024 06:13 PM
    Wow….such a stunning sacred image 1,000 Armed Avalokitesvara as gift from Joshua and family for Rinpoche . More so receiving it on Wesak Day is indeed wonderful. Merely looking at this stunning images is a blessing. Its such a meaningful and beautiful gift.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/beautiful-1000-armed-avalokitesvara.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 4. 2024 06:09 PM
    For thousands of years a mystical paradise land hidden within the Himalayan Mountains called Shambhala also known by many names. For many generations, people have attempted to search for this paradise land of spiritual evolution.According to the legend, Shambhala is a place of peace and happiness. The existence of Shambhala is mentioned in the old scripture. There are many legends associated with the location of Shambhala. There are many great meditators that have travelled astrally to this beautiful paradise place sharing and describe their experiences. Reading through this interesting article again and again to understand better.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-mythical-land-of-shambhala.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 4. 2024 06:07 PM
    Cham Dance is the traditional dance of Tibetans. It involves a series of masked dances, which are usually performed by monks and laymen, wearing colourful costumes. These dances are vibrant and lively and are performed during annual festivals. Dorje Shugden Cham dance is one of them, is said to have originated in the Himalayan range and by far the date and year are kept as a treasured secret to this date. The Dorje Shugden cham dance is rare but not an obscure lineage; there are certain monasteries in Tibet who have practised this dance for hundreds of years. Dorje Shugden Cham dance is a colourful and impressive performance, performed by Buddhist monks who practiced Dorje Shugden. The Cham dance is very powerful and through the dance which depicts the truth of Dorje Shugden.There are a few variations of accounts on the history and the lineage of Dorje Shugden, written by various attained lamas in the last 350 years. Collected works on Dorje Shugden written by His H H Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche considered the most accurate account. As describes clearly how Dorje Shugden for many lifetimes had manifested high level Mahasiddhas. Dorje Shugden and his entourage of thirty-two deities are all depicted in the Cham dance as a World Peace Protector. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche great sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/dorje-shugden-cham-dance-in-nyemo-gyelche-monastery-tibet.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 20. 2024 04:08 PM
    Momo is a dumpling made of all-purpose flour and filled with either meat or vegetables. Inspired by Tibetan dumplings, the dish is a very popular Nepali street food. It is one of my favourite foods. Last year while in Kathmandu I am fortunate given the opportunity to learn and made vegetarian Momos.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing as it reminds me of trip there visiting some of the Holiest sites and trying my hand making momos then.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/making-nepalese-momos.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 20. 2024 04:06 PM
    Bouddha, also known as Boudhanath, is a stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal which is located about 11 km from outskirts of Kathmandu. Its massive mandala makes it one of the largest spherical stupas in Nepal and the world. The Boudhanath Stupa pyramid is coated with over 60 pounds of gold, is one of the largest and one of the most significant Buddhist monuments in the world. This great Stupa is home to precious relics and this semi-circular structure stands out with its majestic mandala, recognized by UNESCO in 1979 as a World Heritage Site. The Boudhanath is the most sacred sites in Tibetan Buddhism outside of Tibet, reflecting the cosmological tenets of Buddhism. Was there last year June joining thousands of pilgrims circumambulate the stupa.
    The aerial view of this Boudhanath Stupa is magnificent indeed. Looking merely at the pictures is a blessing.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/aerial-view-of-bodha-stupa.html

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Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
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Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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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
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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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
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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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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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
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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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
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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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
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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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
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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.
Wesak Day Celebration in Penang!Buddha's Bathing Ritual. 22/5/2024 Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Wesak Day Celebration in Penang!Buddha's Bathing Ritual. 22/5/2024 Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Kechara Penang Appreciation Day! 18th May 2024. The commitment, effort and dedication given will inspire & benefit many more. None of us wants recognition but sometimes a day like this will push us to do more and grow spiritually.
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Kechara Penang Appreciation Day! 18th May 2024. The commitment, effort and dedication given will inspire & benefit many more. None of us wants recognition but sometimes a day like this will push us to do more and grow spiritually.
Kechara Penang Appreciation Day! 18th May 2024. The commitment, effort and dedication given will inspire & benefit many more. None of us wants recognition but sometimes a day like this will push us to do more and grow spiritually. We're like a close-knit family, supporting each others and help out whenever we can.
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Kechara Penang Appreciation Day! 18th May 2024. The commitment, effort and dedication given will inspire & benefit many more. None of us wants recognition but sometimes a day like this will push us to do more and grow spiritually. We're like a close-knit family, supporting each others and help out whenever we can.
Kechara Penang Appreciation Day. 18th May 2024. A special day to honour our regular members. You all deserve a shout-out!!! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Kechara Penang Appreciation Day. 18th May 2024. A special day to honour our regular members. You all deserve a shout-out!!! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Jam-packed! Penang Gompa was crowded with puja attendees, fruits, flowers, food and many other offerings. First time ever but definitely will not be the last. Perhaps it's time for bigger Gompa _/\_. 18th May 2024. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Jam-packed! Penang Gompa was crowded with puja attendees, fruits, flowers, food and many other offerings. First time ever but definitely will not be the last. Perhaps it's time for bigger Gompa _/_. 18th May 2024. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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.
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
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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
2 months ago
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
2 months ago
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.
3 months ago
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
3 months ago
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.
3 months ago
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.
3 months ago
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)
4 months ago
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)
4 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)
4 months ago
Prior to our puja in Ipoh, Mr. & Mrs. Cheah Fook Wan were preparing for the offerings to the Buddhas. (Kin Hoe)
On Sunday afternoon, Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations in Ipoh. (Kin Hoe)
4 months ago
On Sunday afternoon, Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations in Ipoh. (Kin Hoe)
Some of the best shots taken during Thaipusam in Penang. Swee Bee, Huey, Tang KS, Nathan, Choong SH and Jacinta volunteered. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
4 months ago
Some of the best shots taken during Thaipusam in Penang. Swee Bee, Huey, Tang KS, Nathan, Choong SH and Jacinta volunteered. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Simple yet powerful ally ~ Bhagawan Dorje Shuden. Kechara Penang Study Group consists of Chien Seong, Hue, Choong SH, Tang KS, Swee Bee and Jacinta. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Uploaded by Jacinta.
4 months ago
Simple yet powerful ally ~ Bhagawan Dorje Shuden. Kechara Penang Study Group consists of Chien Seong, Hue, Choong SH, Tang KS, Swee Bee and Jacinta. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Uploaded by Jacinta.
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