The Miraculous White Tara of the Majapahit Empire

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This beautiful White Tara statue was found in Brahu Temple complex in the Trowulan sub-district of the East Java Province.

This beautiful White Tara statue was found in the Brahu Temple complex in the Trowulan sub-district of the East Java Province, Indonesia.

In 2012, a White Tara statue in Surabaya, Indonesia, was thrust into the spotlight when her eyes, sculpted closed in meditation, suddenly opened and glanced to the side. This is the story of the miraculous phenomenon.

 

The Discovery of the White Tara Statue

Supriyono lived in a village in Indonesia’s East Java Province. In early October 2011, he dreamt of a bluish-red dragon surrounding his village before it finally dived into an old well. Supriyono took the dream as a sign and located the old well in the Brahu Temple complex in the Trowulan sub-district of East Java Province.

On 11th October 2011, Supriyono climbed down the well and found a beautiful White Tara statue, coins, and golden stones from the Majapahit Empire (1293-1500 CE). He contacted the collector Johan Yan through his friend to see if he was interested in any of the items found. On 26th March 2012, Johan Yan became the owner of the White Tara statue.

According to Yan, the Indonesian government encourages antique collectors like himself to help preserve items of cultural heritage like the ones Supriyono found. An avid and seasoned collector, Yan has been helping the government in its efforts to preserve items of cultural significance through his private museum, the Museum Mahanandi in Surabaya. Such items cannot be taken out of the country.

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Yan’s efforts garnered him the titles of “The Outstanding Young Person in Cultural Heritage Field” from Junior Chamber International (2012) and “Honorary Prince in Cultural Heritage” from Pakubuwono XII, the ruler of Surakarta City in Central Java Province, Indonesia.

Yan tested the authenticity of the White Tara statue with nuclear technology, which revealed that the statue is at least 800 years old. This meant that she was carved during the beginning of the Majapahit Empire. He estimated that an old and precious item like the White Tara statue could fetch up to US$2 million in an international auction house.

Yan also explained that the well where the statue was found is not an ordinary well. Its small size can only fit one person and there are tiles inside the well. The Tara statue was found with offerings of golden stones and coins, which indicates that it was not discarded. It was probably placed in the well to protect her from destruction by invaders near the end of the Majapahit era.

 

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Miraculous Signs

The White Tara statue is 15 cm (5.9 inches) tall and is made from copper and gold. Greenish in colour and decorated with golden ornaments, the 800-year-old statue is very well-preserved. Johan Yan takes high-quality photographs of all his new acquisitions, and he photographed the White Tara statue from various angles.

To his astonishment when viewing the photos, he saw that the statue’s eyes, which were originally closed, had opened and were glancing to the side. He took this to be a miraculous phenomenon.

The eyes of the White Tara statue glancing to the front (left) and to the side (right)

The eyes of the White Tara statue glancing to the front (left) and to the side (right)

 

The Grand Blessing

Not long after the sacred White Tara statue became part of his collection, Yan received a phone call from Redi of the Vajrayana Nusantara Foundation. Redi is a Tibetan Buddhist practitioner of the Nyingma tradition. He informed Yan that there were two Buddhist masters who were interested to view the White Tara statue.

Johan Yan (left), Druk Chokyong Tsimar Rinpoche (middle), and Lama Rangbar Nyimai Ozer (right) with the miraculous White Tara statue

Johan Yan (left), Lama Chokyong Yeshi Dorje (middle), and Lama Rangbar Nyimai Ozer (right) with the miraculous White Tara statue.

The two Buddhist masters were Lama Chokyong Yeshi Dorje, who is a Bhutanese oracle for the deity Tsiu Marpo (In Gelug tradition: Kache Marpo), and Lama Rangbar Nyimai Ozer, the founder and President of the Bodhivastu Foundation in the United States. Although Yan is a Catholic, he appreciates other religions, and arrangements were made to bless the White Tara statue.

A day before the blessing ceremony, on Friday, 6th April 2012, the White Tara statue was featured in the Lampion newspaper, accompanied by close-up photos. It was apparent that the eyes of the White Tara statue are closed in one picture and open in other pictures.

The eyes of the Tara statue are alive and moving as depicted in this newspaper article picture.

The eyes of the Tara statue are alive and moving as depicted in this newspaper article. Click to enlarge.

The grand blessing took place in Vihara Sanggar Agung on 7th April 2012. During the ceremony, a bright light appeared and Lama Rangbar Nyimai Ozer saw the eyes of the White Tara statue come alive.

After the ceremony, Lama Chokyong Yeshi Dorje suddenly prostrated to the sacred White Tara statue. He then turned the statue around to look at its back and noticed a mantra written there. Ordinary eyes could not see the mantra.

Lama Chokyong Yeshi Dorje then wrote the secret mantra on a piece of white paper. Chokyong Rinpoche suggested that the secret mantra should be kept close for two years, after which there would be an opportunity to meet a terton related with this statue and revelation. Chokyong Rinpoche also suggested that the White Tara statue should not be taken out of Indonesia and that no more pictures of the statue should be taken because she is an Indonesian terma.

Termas are hidden teachings that are to be revealed by tertons (treasure revealers) for the benefit of sentient beings when the time is right. The word terma is derived from the Tibetan language which means “the Treasured Ones”. In general, there are two types of termas:

  • Earth termas: Teachings hidden in physical objects
  • Mind termas: Teachings hidden in the mindstream of a terton
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Translation

Bhutanese and American Rinpoches bless a Tara image from the Majapahit era (1293-1500)

Sunday, 8 April 2012 6:10 WIB

Surabaya – Two “Rinpoches” (Buddhist priests, Dalai Lama’s representatives), H.E. Druk Chokyong Tsimar Rinpoche from Bhutan (South Asia) and Lama Rangbar Nyimai Ozer from the United States blessed a Tara statue from the Majapahit era in Sanggar Agung Kenjeran, Surabaya, Saturday (7/4).

According to the owner of the sacred image, Johan Yan, he said during the midst of the blessing event, “Both Rinpoches came from far away just to bless the copper Tara image, an 800-year-old sacred item from Majapahit.”

He said that many miracles occurred during the blessing, “Blessed God, in the middle of the sacred blessing, I was surprised by a whisper from Lama Rangbar Nyimai Ozer who told me that he saw the eyes of the Tara image come alive.”

According to him, the miracles were a blessing for all the devotees, especially for the community of all devotees around the world. “It also shows that the Majapahit era was filled with harmony and love,” he added.

After the blessing concluded, H.E. Druk Chokyong Tsimar Rinpoche, suddenly prostrated to the image of Tara. “At the time, I suddenly felt that the sky became dark, although there were no clouds and it became very hot because the event was held between 12pm-1pm.”

At the time, H.E. Druk Chokyong Tsimar Rinpoche seemed to have seen something; he then turned the image around and looked at the back of the Tara image carefully.

After that, Lama Rangbar Nyimai Ozer gave him a piece of white paper and H.E. Druk Chokyong Tsimar Rinpoche began to write down a “secret mantra” which appeared on the back of the image and could not be seen by ordinary eyes.

In a separate place, Lama Rangbar Nyimai Ozer, after communicating with Rinpoche wrote down four words “1000 years, 1000 images, Nagarjuna, Nagas”. “Who was Nagarjuna? Nagarjuna was the person who made the Tara image and he made it from the dragon,” he said.

With regards to the secret mantra that cannot be seen by ordinary eyes on the back of the Tara image, he said the paper will be opened in Borobudur on June 2-7, by H.H. Dudjom Tenzin Yeshey Dorje (a Tibetan Dharma king of the Nyingma tradition) from Bhutan.

“He is the teacher of all Nyingmapa Tantra practitioners. Right now, H.H. Dudjom Tenzin Yeshey Dorje is the advisor to the King of Bhutan,” he said.

After the blessing, H.E. Druk Chokyong Tsimar Rinpoche forbade the Tara image to be taken out of Indonesia. He also forbade more pictures of the Tara to be taken and that no one should touch the image because she is an Indonesian Terma.

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Other Miraculous Signs

The paper containing the secret mantra before the blessing (left) and after the blessing (right)

The paper containing the secret mantra before the blessing (left) and after the blessing (right)

During H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche’s visit, Yan participated in the Buddhist retreat at Borobudur Temple and brought the White Tara statue along. There, Yan witnessed other miraculous signs. When the piece of paper containing the secret mantra was about to be opened, Dudjom Rinpoche requested for everyone to clear the room except for a few close attendants.

Light emanated from the White Tara figurine

Light emanated from the White Tara figurine

Outside, Yan saw that the sky had suddenly became cloudy. But, there was an opening in the clouds where rays of light shone down on the building. When the paper with the secret mantra was returned to Yan, he was surprised to see that the ink had vanished and that the paper itself had become a little oily.

The secret mantra has never been publicly announced. When Yan returned to his hotel room with the White Tara statue, he saw a light emanating from the figurine and quickly took a photograph of this phenomenon with his phone camera.

The sacred White Tara statue currently resides in the Mahanandi Museum. Yan hopes that the miraculous phenomena of the White Tara statue will encourage his fellow Indonesians to love and preserve items of cultural heritage.

 

VIDEO: White Tara Blessing by H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche

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About White Tara

Tara is one of the most renowned enlightened deities practised in all traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. Known for her effectiveness, she is often considered the mother of all Buddhas. Tara has 21 main forms and White Tara is just one of these forms.

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Each of Tara’s forms is a complete refuge and synthesis of the Three Jewels – the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. Each form also grants specific blessings and aids us on our spiritual paths. For example, Yellow Tara is known to help practitioners overcome financial difficulties and problems related to material resources, Black Tara conquers negative spirits, and Red Tara controls environmental problems. White Tara is known for helping practitioners avert life-threatening situations, granting them longevity and healing of illnesses.

 

The Legends of Tara

There are several well-known legends about Tara.

 

Legend 1: The Story of Princess Dawa

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During the era of the previous Buddha many aeons ago, there was a virtuous princess by the name of Dawa (Moon). She was a devoted student and benefactor of the previous Buddha. Her father, the king, loved and trusted her. She had full access to her father’s treasury and was generous, compassionate, and spiritual. Unlike her peers, Princess Dawa was not interested in secular pleasures such as good food or fine clothes.

One day, Princess Dawa met an old monk who rejoiced in her generosity and virtue. The monk advised Princess Dawa to dedicate her virtuous deeds so that she could be reborn as a male because the female body is not pure and cannot be a vehicle to obtain Enlightenment. Princess Dawa respectfully told the monk that “the Perfect Buddha said all can obtain liberation regardless of being in male or female bodies.”

Princess Dawa then made a vow to be reborn as a female always and to achieve Enlightenment in the female form to benefit sentient beings. Princess Dawa did her practice intensely and was able to attain liberation amidst auspicious signs. Animals and a beautiful rainbow suddenly appeared, and supernatural beings such as gods, demigods, nagas, and yakshas came to pay homage to the noble lady who is now known as Tara.

 

Legend 2: Arising from Avalokiteshvara’s Tears

Tara is said to have been born from Avalokiteshvara’s tears of compassion. One day, Lord Avalokiteshvara was looking down at the beings of the world from his pure land and he wept to see their suffering. Two Taras arose from Avalokiteshvara’s compassionate tears. From the tears of his left eye, the peaceful White Tara manifested. From the tears of his right eye, the enchanting Green Tara arose.

 

Legend 3: Spreading Buddhism in Tibet

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The first Dharma King of Tibet, Songtsen Gampo, had two wives. One was from Nepal and the other from China. His Nepali wife, Princess Bhrikuti, is said to have been an emanation of Green Tara while his Chinese wife, Princess Wen Cheng, is said to have been an emanation of White Tara. Both consorts played significant roles in supporting King Songtsen Gampo’s efforts in spreading Buddhism in Tibet. During his lifetime, King Songtsen Gampo built many Buddhist temples including the famed Jokhang Temple in Lhasa.

 

White Tara’s Iconography

As an enlightened being, White Tara’s iconography and every part of her body is a teaching for practitioners.

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1. Seven eyes

White Tara has seven eyes. They are located on the soles of her feet (two eyes), on the palms of her hands (two eyes), and on her face (three eyes). Six of the eyes represent her ability to see into the six realms of samsara. The seventh eye represents her ability to see the root cause of samsara and enables her to act skilfully and effectively to help liberate sentient beings from suffering. The three eyes on her face also represent her ability to simultaneously see the past, present, and future.

 

2. Right hand mudra

White Tara’s right hand mudra represents her ability to bestow mundane and supra-mundane boons on those who engage in her practice.

 

3. Left hand holding a fully bloomed lotus

White Tara’s left hand elegantly holds a lotus stem with her thumb and ring finger. The lotus stem leads to a bud, a lotus flower in full bloom, and a fruit.

  • The open bloom represents the current Buddha Shakyamuni
  • The fruit represents the previous Buddha Kashyapa
  • The bud represents the future Buddha Maitreya

 

4. Legs in full lotus position

White Tara’s legs in the full lotus position represent that she abides in full meditative concentration of emptiness, which is another sign of her Enlightenment. The full lotus position also serves as a reminder that meditation practice is essential for Enlightenment.

 

5. The body and the five ornaments

White Tara’s five ornaments and her body represent the Six Perfections (paramitas). Tara’s body is beautiful and is an ornament in itself because she has achieved the perfection of Buddhahood.

The Six Paramitas are:

  • The perfection of giving
  • The perfection of moral discipline
  • The perfection of patience
  • The perfection of effort
  • The perfection of mental stabilisation
  • The perfection of wisdom

These are necessary for our spiritual practice in the beginning, middle, and end because they are extremely effective in leading us to higher states of mind.

 

6. Bluish-black hair

The upper half of White Tara’s hair is tied up in three knots to represent that she has achieved the highest goal, Nirvana. The remaining half of her hair falls freely around her shoulders and down her back to symbolise that, although she has attained liberation, White Tara does not remain in Nirvana. She constantly emanates to benefit sentient beings and she abides in samsara without samsara abiding in her.

 

7. Youthful appearance

White Tara’s youthful appearance serves to remind us that Enlightenment is permanent and does not fade.

 

8. Budding breasts

White Tara’s budding breasts are filled with ambrosia. Just like a compassionate mother who sustains her child with milk, White Tara is ever ready to bestow the milk of the 84,000 Dharmas as taught by Buddha Shakyamuni on her fortunate children.

 

9. Sitting on a full moon

White Tara sits on a full moon representing that she operates from Emptiness.

 

10. Lotus

Under the full moon that White Tara is sitting on, there is a lotus seat which represents that she has attained perfect Bodhicitta or the mind of compassion.

Kyabje Zong Rinpoche explained that Tara’s image is so sacred, so holy and so full of benefit that her body, speech and mind, and anything that has to do with Tara – is so sacred, that no further blessing is necessary. Anything or any image made in the persona of Tara is automatically blessed and does not need to be consecrated. ~ H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche

 

A Prayer to White Tara

A Gem to Increase Life and Wisdom

By: The 1st Dalai Lama, Gyalwa Gendun Drub (1391 – 1474)

Homage to the Female Buddha beautiful with youth
Who sits on seats of white lotus and moon in nature
Spreading with stainless compassion and knowledge,
Who captures the radiance of snow mountains.

Homage to the Youthful One with budding breasts,
Who has one face and two arms, sits in the Vajra posture,
Is bold with grace and calm, has a full moon as backrest
And is filled with great bliss.

Homage to the Ultimately Generous One whose right hand,
Showing the mudra Supreme Giving
Easily releases boundless karmas of peace, increase, power and wrath
As well as the eight siddhis and even supreme Buddhahood.

Homage to the Spiritual Mother who gives birth to Buddhas
Past, present and future; whose left hand
Supporting a blue lotus, grants protection
From lions, elephants, fires and all eight terrors.

Homage to the Refuge of the World, who has eyes
In hands and feet gazing at the four doors of freedom
And who leads all living creatures
Toward the isle of blissful liberation.

Homage to she whose face unites
The beauty of a million autumn moons,
Whose wide eyes gaze with compassion
Whose Joyous mouth smiles equally on all.

Homage to she with head adorned by Amitayus, Boundless Life,
The mere thought of whom grants life and wisdom
Whose hand, in the contemplative mudra,
Hold a vase filled with ambrosia of immortality.

Homage to the All-Beautiful One whose crown
Steals the light of sun and moon,
Whose sapphire hair is half-knotted on top,
And half falling freely over her shoulder.

Homage to the Majestic One of precious ornament blazing,
Whose crown, earrings, necklaces, arm-bands,
Bracelets, anklets and belt so elegantly arranged
Surpass the ornaments of men and gods.

Homage to she of celestial raiment,
Whose shoulder-sash and skirt
Hug her body like rainbows
Hug the crystal mountains.

Homage to the goddess before whose lotus feet
Vishnu, Indra, Shiva, the anti-gods, spirits,
Men, semi-humans and all the world
Submit themselves in devotion.

Merely by reciting your mantra,
Those who make offering at your lotus feet
Gain immortality, wisdom and merit
And attain all desired siddhis; to you I bow down.

The knowledge, compassion and perfect actions of all Buddhas
Appear in the form of the beautiful goddess
I take refuge in you and offer you my prayers;
Pray eliminate all my obstacles and fulfil all my aims.

Quickly release your perfect action of peace,
Calming all interferences to my practices for enlightenment;
Interferences such as the eight terrors,
Sickness, demons and other harmful agents, inner and outer.

Quickly release your perfect action of increase which multiplies
All good qualities, such as life, merit, unapprehending compassion,
The stainless wisdom of learning, contemplation and meditation,
And the three higher trainings.

Quickly release your perfect action of power,
Which causes gods, men and spirits
To humbly bow before you
And which fulfils all wishes of the mind.

Quickly release your perfect action of wrath,
Which with punishments befitting the evils done
Destroys demons, interferences and hindrances
Hateful opposing Buddhadharma and its holders.

Pray, bestow quick and easy attainment of siddhis
Such as the magic sword, mystic eye-medicine, fast walking,
The food pill and the precious vase;
And even mahamudra, the highest siddhi.

In brief, from now until enlightenment
I respectfully make offering at your lotus feet.
I need seek no other refuge
Out of compassion gaze upon me and quickly grant protection.

By the meritorious energy of this practice
May the transcended, perfect Tara
Look upon me forever with pleasure
And never leave me, even for a moment.

May all sentient beings after death take rebirth
Before Amitayus in Sukhavati, Land of Pure Joy;
May they live in the ways of the great Bodhisattvas
And come to equal Avalokiteshvara, Lord of Compassion.

May I realize the oceans of Sutras and Tantras
To be able to pass them on to others;
And until samsara be emptied may I strive
To uphold the victory banner of practicing exactly as taught.

Colophon: This praise of exalted White Tara, supreme mother of all Buddhas, was written by the monk Gyalwa Gendun Drub while he was residing in the Hermitage of Great Awakening at the Tegchen Potreng.

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This short prayer can be recited once a day for someone who is sick, for someone who has passed, an animal/pet or for ourselves. Upon completing the above praise to White Tara, you can do her short mantra:

OM TARE TUTTARE TUREE SOHA

Tara’s mantra is short but extremely powerful whereby every syllable has a meaning:

  • “OM” represents Tara’s enlightened body, speech, and mind.
  • “TARE” means one who liberates from suffering.
  • “TUTTARE” means one who liberates from the eight fears.
  • “TURE” means one who liberates from ignorance with wisdom that brings the true cessation of suffering.
  • “SOHA” means may the meaning of the mantra take root in my mind.

Alternatively, you can do the extended White Tara mantra:

OM TARE TUTTARE TURE MAMA AYU PUNYE JANA PUTRIM KURUYE SOHA

It is excellent to recite her mantra and blow on our pets also or into a fish tank. We can even blow her mantra into bottled water and pour the water into lakes, streams, rivers and other water bodies to bless the environment. If we are moving into a new house, we can recite this prayer to bless it or even the land.

You can do this recitation every single day. You can choose either to recite the short or extended mantra. It is your choice. This practice can be done anywhere, but doing the prayer in front of her image would be excellent. Tara’s practice will help to increase our life, free us from the Eight Great Fears, and if we want particular obstacles to be removed, it is very good to do Tara’s practice. In fact, in Gaden, Sera and Drepung Monasteries, Tara prayers are recited every single day before debates. Additionally, Tara pujas are done by the whole sangha community and tormas are offered to her in a special ritual called Drolchok on a monthly basis. Therefore, Tara’s practice is very much prevalent in the monasteries because her effects are very quick, blessed and she has very special karma to benefit us.

 

About the Brahu Temple Complex

The remains of Brahu Temple

The remains of Brahu Temple

The Brahu Temple complex consists of the remains of a Buddhist temple in the Trowulan Archaeological Site. Trowulan was the capital of the Majapahit Empire. The name “Brahu” was derived from wanaru or warahu which is referred to in the Alasantan Inscription as a holy place.

Although some historians estimate that the Brahu Temple was built in the 15th century, there are disagreements because the Alasantan Inscription dates back to 9th September 939 CE, and was made based on Mpu Sindok’s instructions. Mpu Sindok ruled the Mataram Kingdom between 929 and 947 CE.

The Alasantan Inscription mentions that the Brahu Temple was the crematorium for the remains of kings after they passed away. However, until today, no one has found any trace of human ash in the temple.

 

A Brief History of the Majapahit Empire

Majapahit (1293 – circa 1500) was one of the most powerful empires in South East Asia. During the reign of Hayam Wuruk (r. 1350 – 1389), Majapahit reached the pinnacle of her glory. According to the historical record Nagarakretagama, a Javanese epic poem written in 1365, Majapahit had 98 tributaries and her influence extended to present-day Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Southern Thailand, Brunei Darusalam, the Sulu Archipelago, and East Timor.

The map of Majapahit Empire

A map of the Majapahit Empire. Click to enlarge.

The main ruins of the Majapahit Empire were found in the Trowulan area. In the 19th century, the Lieutenant Governor of British Java, Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, visited the Trowulan Archaeological Site and referred to it as “this pride of Java”, and talked about “… ruins of temples… scattered about the country for many miles.” [Source: Wikipedia] Since then, Trowulan has become the centre of research on Majapahit history.

During the Majapahit era, Trowulan was renowned for its great annual Buddhist and Hindu festivals. The citizens of the Majapahit Empire were famous for their artistic and commercial sophistication. Between 1318 and 1330, Mattiussi, an Italian Franciscan monk, visited Majapahit during the reign of Jayanegara. In his book, “Travels of Friar Odoric of Pordenone”, he mentioned that the palace of the King of Java was grand and luxurious. The palace interior was coated with gold and silver and the roofs were similarly gilded. Mattiussi also mentioned that the Mongol Khans’ attempts to attack the Javanese kingdom were all failures.

An artist illustration of Trowulan archaeological site

An artist’s illustration of the Trowulan archaeological site. Click to enlarge.

Toward the end of the 15th century, Majapahit went into significant decline. By 1517, the predominantly Muslim Demak Sultanate defeated Majapahit. At the time, Raden Patah (r. 1455 – 1518) ruled the Demak Sultanate. Because he was the son of the Majapahit King Brawijaya V by his Chinese concubine, Raden Patan became the legitimate claimant to the Majapahit throne. His victory paved the way for the Demak Sultanate to become a powerful Islamic sultanate in Java.

The fall of the Majapahit Empire in the late 15th century led to the significant decline of Buddhist practice in the region. By the late 16th century, Islam had become the dominant religion.

 

VIDEO: Re-enactment of Life in Majapahit Empire

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Recommended Reading (Free Download)

Tara: The Feminine Divine (click to download PDF)

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  1. Samfoonheei on Dec 2, 2021 at 2:57 pm

    Amazing discovery of this sacred White Tara statue by Supriyono at a village in East Java Province Indoniasia. After having dreamt of a bluish-red dragon diving into an old well, he decided to look for it. He located the old well and found a beautiful White Tara statue,coins, and golden stones from the Majapahit Empire . Soon it ended with the antique collector Johan Yan his fellow Indonesians. Johan Yan photographed the White Tara statue from various angles, viewed the photos saw that the statue’s eyes, which were originally closed, had opened and were glancing to the side. Wow amazing. Arrangements were made to bless the White Tara statue by two Buddhist masters Bhutanese oracle Lama Chokyong Yeshi Dorje, and Lama Rangbar Nyimai Ozer, the founder and President of the Bodhivastu Foundation in the United States. Miracles appeared from the midst of the blessing event. After the blessing ended, H.E. Druk Chokyong Tsimar Rinpoche, suddenly prostrated to the image of Tara. A secret mantra was behind the back only seen certain High Lama, kept close for two years, and to be revealed by tertons. These hidden teachings are to be revealed for the benefit of sentient beings when time is right. The 800-year-old statue made from copper and gold and is greenish in colour, decorated with golden ornaments is now well-preserved in the Mahanandi Museum.
    JohanYan hopes that the miraculous phenomena of the White Tara statue will encourage his fellow Indonesians to preserve items of cultural heritage. That’s wonderful.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this post

  2. Samfoonheei on Nov 2, 2020 at 2:08 pm

    Amazing discovery by Supriyono a Indonesian man , having dream of a bluish-red dragon diving into a old well at Brahu Temple,at East Java Indonesia. He then discovered the a White Tara statue with few others such as coins, and golden stones which is dated back in 1293-1500 CE. Wow what a fantastic discovery of antique treasures. Later sold the WhiteTara statue to an antique collector Johan Yan. Tested and confirmed to be 800 years old. Johan Yan took several copies of high-quality photographs of the White Tara statue and discovered that the statue’s eyes had opened and were glancing to the side. It’s a miracles.
    Lama Chokyong Yeshi Dorje and Lama Rangbar Nyimai Ozer,came all the to bless the White Tara. More discoveries and miracles happened during the blessing ceremony. A bright light appeared from no where and Tara came alive. After the ceremony Lama Chokyong Yeshi Dorje noticed a secret mantra appeared back of Tara as not be seen by ordinary eyes. It’s a hidden teachings . Many miracles occurred from there and now the sacred White Tara statue is kept in the Mahanandi Museum.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting post.

  3. S.Prathap on Feb 28, 2020 at 3:23 pm

    What an amazing discovery by a Indonesian man who has a dream of a bluish-red dragon diving into a old well at Brahu Temple, sub-district of East Java Province.. It then lead him to the discovery of a White Tara statue , coins, and golden stones dated back in 1293-1500 CE.
    It goes to show that the power of the long gone enlightened ones are still alive and we are not abandoned.Thank you for this interesting post and sharing with us the legends and profound teachings about Tara .

  4. Lin Mun on Dec 1, 2018 at 9:17 pm

    Amazing to read this article. I think it is probably time for White Tara to appear in Indonesia and hence the miracle dream to Mr Supriyono who leads to the finding of White Tara statue. The sequence is like properly planned from a dream, to finding of an 800 years old Tara statue, blessing by Rinpoches and many other miraculous signs. May everyone be blessed by Tara and the practise be revived in Indonesia.

  5. JOY KAM on Nov 20, 2018 at 3:28 am

    All enlightened beings are worthy of homage and worship. They are the best beings to take refuge in and we should offer them our prayers as we can put our full confidence in them. Of all the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, I personally find that Manjushri is extremely important. This is because what keeps us in samsara (cyclic rebirth) is our total ignorance and misunderstanding of the reality of existence. What is necessary to penetrate this deep ignorance that keeps us bound in a perpetual state of reincarnation is wisdom. We need many types of wisdom which can be acquired by relying on Manjushri as our yidam (meditational deity). By focusing on his meditation, practice, mantra and path we can gain wisdom in order to have the tool to penetrate the reality of existence. Therefore, Manjushri is an extremely important Buddha for us to focus on and take refuge in.

    Tsem Rinpoche

    (Photograph: this is the beautiful outdoor Manjushri statue who is in a teaching pose. He is floating above a koi fish pond nestled among lush greenery in Kechara Forest Retreat, Malaysia)

    每一位觉者都能成为我们朝拜、膜拜的对象。他们是我们至高、至好的皈依,我们应该向他们做祈请,并且对他们生起全然的信念。在众佛菩萨之中,我个人认为文殊菩萨极为重要。这是因为使我们身陷娑婆(轮回)的是我们自身的无明,以及对实相的曲解。智慧是一种必要,它能穿透我们深不见底的无明,那个使我们受困于无止境投生的无明。我们需要多种智慧,而依止文殊菩萨作为我们的本尊,即能使我们成就多种智慧。透过文殊菩萨的观想、修持法门、心咒及修行道路,我们能成就智慧,拥有了知实相的“器具”。故此,专注于文殊菩萨的修持法门、皈依他,对我们而言都极为重要。

    詹杜固仁波切

    (相片:这尊户外文殊菩萨像呈转法轮姿。他被茂密的草木环绕,安坐在马来西亚克切拉禅修林的鱼池之上。)

  6. Stella Cheang on Oct 21, 2018 at 11:39 am

    It is so interesting to learn about miraculous incident happening in this rottenly degenerated times. It goes to show that the power of the long gone enlightened ones are still alive and we are not abandoned. May the secret teaching of White Tara be revealed by the Terton in due time and it may benefit many sentient beings in years to come. It is indeed a very uplifting news. Thank you for the sharing.

  7. Wai Meng Wan on Oct 18, 2018 at 4:04 am

    The Buddhas are so compassionate to make their presence known to human beings. To see the form of Tara is already beneficial and to do her practice is even more beneficial. This is a really interesting story about how this White Tara statue made itself known again to the world. I suppose it is time for this practice to make itself known to the Indonesians. Indonesia had been a land infused with Vajrayana practices and teachings, hope it will once more be like that.

  8. Chris on Oct 15, 2018 at 1:51 am

    There are many high tantric masters that can perform many miracles and supernatural abilities. They can hide teachings that are suitable for later times but not now in inanimate objects such as stone or place. He also entrusted teachings to unseen beings such as Naga so they can reveal to specific practitioners during specific times.

    This White Tara terma was hidden in a well and found by a villager who had a dream about a Blueish dragon dived into an old well. He took the dream as a sign and went to look for the well. He found the well eventually and explored it. He found the White Tara statue amongst golden stones and coins.

    Later this statue was shown to high lamas and one of them manage to recognize the hidden nature of the statue and revealed the secret teaching that it contained. It was said the statue belonged to Nagarjuna who made the statue from Nagas. Im really interested in know what the mantra that was revealed and Practice that was mentioned.

    nagarjuna_robert_beer

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    Medicine Buddha puja encourages healing of all levels – physical, mental and emotional healing for those in need.

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  10. Soon Huat on Aug 18, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    Thank You Rinpoche for this amazing article. I was amazed when Supriyono dreamed about the bluish-red dragon and He led him to find the 800 year old White Tara Statue. In the later, we found out that this statue is made from dragon and related to Nagarjuna. As we know Nagarjuna found Prajna Paramita script from Nagas. I am not surprise the statue is related to nagas and Nagarjuna. I have a few doubts with me;
    1) the secret mantra written “1000 years, 1000 images, Nagarjuna, Nagas”. I think the statue is closed to 1000 years now, I am keen what will happen 2 years later. I hope it is something good
    2) As we know the Buddhism is not so popular in Indonesia now. Hence, I really curious this termas will reinstall Buddhism in Indonesia
    3) Lama Chokyong Yeshi Dorje, who is a Bhutanese oracle for the deity Tsiu Marpo (In Gelug tradition: Kache Marpo). I wonder whether this terma is something to do with Dorje Shugden?
    I really can not wait to see the positive result of this Termas in 2 years time. Hope more people will be benefited and I wish to be part of it to help others. Thank You Rinpoche with folded hands and bow down to your holly feet.

  11. cc on Aug 16, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    ???OM TARE TUTTARE TURE MAMA AYU PUNYE JANA PUTRIM KURUYE SOHA
    Thank you Rinpoche and team for sharing.
    Miracles happen for those who believe and see it.
    May more people be engage in dharma for anyone who see the article, photo of the 800 yrs old White Tara.

  12. yin ping on Aug 14, 2018 at 11:09 pm

    Buddha statue showing signs of miracles are not easy to explain with conventional logic. Some miracles happened due to the practitioners’ devotions. Some miracles are divine act from the enlightened beings with the intention to pass on messages and blessings. The enlightened beings manifest in certain ways to grant blessings as well as strengthen people’s faith towards dharma.

  13. so kin hoe (KISG) on Aug 12, 2018 at 11:41 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the interesting news about a 800-year old White Tara statue, which is not only well preserved by its own back from the Majapahit Empire until now but also miraculously opened her eyes and glanced to the side from its original sculpted closed in meditation. I truly believe that the re-appearance of the 800-yearl old White Tara statue upon the discovery by Supriyono through his dream in Surabaya, Indonesia, is not a coincidence but it is through the kindness and compassion of Mother Tara to bless many people who are living around that area as well as the tourists and Buddhists who came to see Her from afar during this degenerate age.

    Further, the re-appearance of 800-year old White Tara statue with live miracles sighted from the statue sparked the news out and captured many attentions from worldwide to bless everyone who have seen Her on the news or website, encourages lay practitioners to continue to take refuge, fully relies on the Three Jewels, and most importantly to plant the Dharma seeds into many people’s mind to engage in Buddhadharma practice. We can be fully assured that Mother Tara practice can help many people with the benefits of granting us virtuous wishes, overcoming obstacles and difficulties swiftly, blessing us with protection and keeping us away from harm and danger, pacifying illness, epidemics and diseases, pacifying all our negativities and ultimately Mother Tara can save us from internal and external 8 fears by engaging in Her practice. One of the great example in history where Lord Atisha agreed to go to Tibet to restore the pure form of Buddhism in Tibet after seeking the advice of Mother Tara, who encouraged Lord Atisha to accept the Tibetan invitation and predicted that Lord Atisha would greatly benefit the Buddhadharma and sentient beings by doing so.

    Below is the link referring to the full biography and more history of Lord Atisha.
    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/dipamkara-shrijnana-atisha-the-master-who-revived-buddhism-in-india-and-tibet.html

    Hence, after learning the iconography of Mother Tara and the meaning of Mother Tara’s mantra, Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soha, I strongly believe that every new practitioner is encouraged to start and engage with Mother Tara practice because it is very complete to guide practitioners to achieve higher attainments. May Mother Tara continue to bless all sentient beings and guide all of us out from samsara through holy Mother Tara’s practice.

    Thank you with folded hands,
    kin hoe

  14. Samfoonheei on Aug 12, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    What an amazing discovery by a Indonesian man who has a dream of a bluish-red dragon diving into a old well at Brahu Temple, sub-district of East Java Province.. It then lead him to the discovery of a White Tara statue , coins, and golden stones dated back in 1293-1500 CE. Johan Yan an avid and seasoned collector later got hold of it. Wow …..using modern technology the White Tara statue was found to be at least 800 years old. How did that statue ending in Indonesia. Nobody knows. While in possession of this white Tara statue , Johan Yan had witnessed many miraculous phenomena. Interesting…to read that the White Tara actually opened her eyes. That’s something which cannot be explained by many. Miracles do happened after all, when one have the merits to see it.. The disappearance of the secret mantra and the light emanating from the White Tara is another of those miraculous phenomena. The sacred White Tara statue now been a national treasure is kept in the Mahanandi Museum, Indonesia.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting post and sharing with us the legends and profound teachings about Tara

  15. Sharon Ong on Aug 12, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    It must be so amazing to be able to see her eyes opening and glancing and the light emanating from the statue itself. I am curious to know what is the secret mantra that disappeared subsequently. I guess it is probably the sign that the time is not right for the secret mantra to be revealed yet and perhaps the people need more merits to be able to have this mantra revealed.

    I also like the section on White Tara’s iconography as it is very beneficial to know the symbolism of her holy form.

    Thank you for this fascinating write-up on this miraculous White Tara.

  16. Bradley Kassian on Aug 12, 2018 at 1:04 am

    Another marvellous and miraculous Tara Statue. All Tara statues are blessed. She is so very active. I hope many people get a chance to pay homage to her and recite some prayers and mantras to her. For a statue sitting in a well for hundreds of years, it has been so well preserved. I really enjoyed reading about this, and to think she not only opened her eyes, this statue was producing light on it’s own.

  17. Tsa Tsa Ong on Aug 11, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    I truly enjoyed reading this miracle story on this White Tara. Some people do not believe in gods,buddha,ghosts and miracles. But i believe in all of them. And this is really proof that there is Buddha and miracles do exist. I was actually looking forward to reading this miracle story from an earlier posting. Thank you very much Rinpoche and blog team for sharing this miraculous White Tara story. I really appreciate it very much! ????

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    Venerable Ajahn Chah was a Thai Buddhist teacher of the Buddhadhamma and a founder of two major monasteries in the Thai Forest Tradition. Well respected and loved as a man of great wisdom, he was also instrumental in establishing Theravada Buddhism in the West. Interesting life story, how he chose to leave the settled monastic life and became a wandering ascetic. Walking across Thailand, lived in forests, caves and cremation grounds while learning from the meditation monks of the Forest of various monasteries. He wandered through the countryside in quest of quiet and secluded places for developing meditation. He even lived in tiger and cobra infested jungles, using reflections on death to penetrate to the true meaning of life. After years of wandering, Venerable Ajahn Chah established a monastery where he taught simple, practice-based form of meditation, and attracted a numerous of students including western foreigners. He was one of the greatest Dhamma teachers of the modern era. His wise teachings have continued to guide thousands of people along the path of Dharma. Venerable Ajahn Chah’s teachings of the Thai Forest Tradition gradually spread across all over the world. Several of Ajahn Chah’s Western students have since established monasteries throughout the world. Just in Thailand itself, there are more than 300 branch monasteries in Ajahn Chah’s tradition. Ven erable Ajahn Chah used his ill health as a teaching point, emphasizing that it was a living example of the impermanence of all things and reminded people to endeavour to find a true refuge within themselves. The legacy of Venerable Ajahn Chah’s teachings and legacy continues into the modern age.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/venerable-ajahn-chah-the-forest-monk.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Mar 15. 2024 07:30 PM
    Wonderful blog written on the practice of Kalarupa for us to understand better. As an emanation of Manjushri, Kalarupa’s practice helps us to destroy ignorance and to develop wisdom overcoming our anger and suffering . Awesome Kalarupa manifested in multiple forms to help sentient beings who personifies enlightenment by the conquest of anger. Kalarupa also regard as one of the three main Dharma protectors of the Gelugpa is extremely fierce and ugly, and tames all kinds of spiritual ugliness. The fierceness of his iconography teaches us to remind ourselves that all the causes and effects of anger arising from ignorance are dreadful and distorted.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Antionette for this detailed sharing,

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/kalarupa.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Mar 15. 2024 07:27 PM
    Nepal is a very spiritual country, having a huge Dorje Shugden mural in Kathmandu, is indeed a big achievement for Kechara. Located on Charkhal Road in Dilli Bazaar, the mural can be found midway between our two Dorje Shugden chapels which are in Putalisadak and Chabahil. It is also very close to one of Kathmandu’s largest shopping malls. Many locals , tourist will be able to connect them to a powerful deity that is so closely associated with their culture. Well the mural not only beautiful but also full of symbolism and everyone merely by seeing it is blessed. Thanks to those talented artists and generous sponsors making it a success.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/spectacular-dorje-shugden-mural-in-kathmandu-nepal.html

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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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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.
4 days ago
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
4 days ago
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)
1 week ago
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)
1 week ago
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
3 weeks ago
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
4 weeks ago
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
4 weeks ago
Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
4 weeks ago
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.
1 month ago
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.
1 month ago
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.
1 month ago
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.
1 month ago
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.
1 month ago
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
1 month ago
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
1 month 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
1 month 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.
2 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
2 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.
2 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.
2 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)
3 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)
3 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)
3 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)
3 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
3 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.
3 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.
Thaipusam in Penang. Some of the best shots. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
3 months ago
Thaipusam in Penang. Some of the best shots. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Nothing beats having a sacred audience with our lineage lamas. It's not selfie or wefie, but we have the best 'groufie'!!! 20th Jan 2024, Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
3 months ago
Nothing beats having a sacred audience with our lineage lamas. It's not selfie or wefie, but we have the best 'groufie'!!! 20th Jan 2024, Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Welcoming our lineage Gurus to our Penang Chapel today! Pastor Seng Piow explained the significance of having Guru Tree and introduced to us our lineage lamas, Buddhas, deities, protectors and etc.
3 months ago
Welcoming our lineage Gurus to our Penang Chapel today! Pastor Seng Piow explained the significance of having Guru Tree and introduced to us our lineage lamas, Buddhas, deities, protectors and etc.
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
4 months ago
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
4 months ago
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Tara Recitation is on now at KISG - Wai Meng
4 months ago
Tara Recitation is on now at KISG - Wai Meng
Photo from Wan Wai Meng
4 months ago
Photo from Wan Wai Meng
A sea of yellow ~usually in Tibetan Buddhism yellow represents growth. We prayed that our Penang group will grow in terms of people, wealth and attainments too. _/\_ Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
4 months ago
A sea of yellow ~usually in Tibetan Buddhism yellow represents growth. We prayed that our Penang group will grow in terms of people, wealth and attainments too. _/_ Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
After Dorje Shugden puja @3pm, we had Rinpoche's Swift Return puja too. We laughed as Sis Swee Bee was commenting that Tang should smile ~ here's the reason why we laughed.  Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta Goh
4 months ago
After Dorje Shugden puja @3pm, we had Rinpoche's Swift Return puja too. We laughed as Sis Swee Bee was commenting that Tang should smile ~ here's the reason why we laughed. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta Goh
4 months ago
Today's (9/12/2023)Dorje Shugden puja led by Gordon. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
4 months ago
Today's (9/12/2023)Dorje Shugden puja led by Gordon. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
4 months ago
4 months ago
Dharma sharing by Hue before we proceeded with DS puja & Rinpoche Swift Return puja. Hue is one of the long time Kechara Penang members and he comes to puja regularly. He shared that he truly believes that Dorje Shugden and Rinpoche always there guiding him. He shared how sometimes DS will give him hints to avert troubles ahead or to alert him when he 'misbehaved'. Hope many will come to know more about this powerful Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugden aka DS. Having Dorje Shugden is like having a powerful ally that will protect us day and night. Just trust Him and have faith. Kechara Penang Study Group, 25/11/2023 by Jacinta.
5 months ago
Dharma sharing by Hue before we proceeded with DS puja & Rinpoche Swift Return puja. Hue is one of the long time Kechara Penang members and he comes to puja regularly. He shared that he truly believes that Dorje Shugden and Rinpoche always there guiding him. He shared how sometimes DS will give him hints to avert troubles ahead or to alert him when he 'misbehaved'. Hope many will come to know more about this powerful Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugden aka DS. Having Dorje Shugden is like having a powerful ally that will protect us day and night. Just trust Him and have faith. Kechara Penang Study Group, 25/11/2023 by Jacinta.
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