The Self-Arising Chenrezig

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(By Tsem Rinpoche And Pastor David Lai)

The noble face of Chenrezig peers through volumes of jeweled offerings that were left by countless pilgrims over the years.

The noble face of Chenrezig peers through abundant jewelled offerings left by countless pilgrims over the years.

According to Buddhism, high-level meditators and enlightened beings attain the realisation of Emptiness (the highest wisdom) and Bodhicitta (the ultimate compassionate wish to benefit others) through tremendous effort and practice. Since they have achieved such powerful attainments, they become worthy objects of refuge. That is why they naturally infuse their environments with the blessings of their attainments, especially in the areas where they engaged in their practices.

Hence, there are many places that are associated with great meditators, enlightened beings and mahasiddhas who have shown miracles. In some of the places where such great beings have practised or appeared, self-arisen images of the deities have manifested. These images appear miraculously in order to benefit sentient beings by becoming objects of worship and veneration through which we are able to connect with the enlightened beings, generate powerful aspirations, and accumulate tremendous amounts of merit.

One of the abilities that we attain when we achieve Enlightenment is that of ‘instant magical emanation’ which is mentioned in the King of Prayers, also known as Samantabhadra’s ‘Aspiration to Good Actions’ from the Gandavyuha chapter of the Avatamsaka Sutra. This is the ability of an enlightened being to manifest innumerable emanations simultaneously. Each emanation possesses the same mind but a different purpose or disposition to benefit sentient beings. These emanations can even take on the form of inanimate objects in order to be of benefit to sentient beings. Hence, it is not unusual that the great Bodhisattva of Compassion, Chenrezig, manifested as a self-arising statue.

 

The Great Bodhisattva Chenrezig

This is a rare picture of the unadorned Chenrezig statue, which reveals the six-armed iconography that features Buddha Amitabha on the crown of his head.

This is a rare picture of the unadorned Chenrezig statue, which reveals the six-armed iconography that features Buddha Amitabha on the crown of his head.

Chenrezig is the Tibetan name for the famous Bodhisattva named Avalokiteshvara in Sanskrit, the language of ancient India, or Kuan Yin in Chinese. He is considered to be one of the Eight Great Bodhisattva Disciples or ‘Eight Close Sons’ of Lord Buddha. The other Great Bodhisattva Disciples include Manjushri, Vajrapani, Maitreya, Ksitigarbha, Akashagarbha, Samantabhadra and Sarvanivaranavishkambhin.

Chenrezig is famously known to embody the Buddha’s great compassion and manifests both in male and female forms according to culture and the needs of society. He is frequently depicted holding the stem of a lotus, which is why he is also known by the epithet, ‘Holder of the Lotus’ or Padmapani.

Chenrezig is widely considered to be the patron Bodhisattva of Tibet and is worshipped by all the great lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. One of the most famous and highest incarnation lineage such as the Dalai Lamas are believed to be emanations of Chenrezig. In Tibetan mythology, Chenrezig is believed to be the progenitor of their race.

 

The Origins of the Self-Arising Chenrezig

A large golden lhari or parasol is hung over the image as an offering to signify the noble Chenrezig's exalted state.

A large golden lhari or parasol is hung over the image as an offering to signify the noble Chenrezig’s exalted state.

According to legend, there was a Tibetan boy who travelled to the Triloknath Valley in the Lahaul-Spiti region of India. Although to all appearances he was a simple shepherd boy, he was in fact an emanation of Chenrezig himself. Every day, he would herd the village goats up to the grasslands by a small lake in the mountains to graze.

Unfortunately, upon returning to the village, the goats could not produce any milk. The village people began to suspect that the shepherd was milking the goats for himself and gave him a stern warning. Feeling wrongly accused, the shepherd decided to investigate what really went on when the goats were up in the mountains.

The next day he took the goats up to the mountains as usual and hid nearby hoping to catch the thief who was stealing the milk. He waited for a while and saw a glowing figure emerge from the lake and begin to milk the goats. The glowing figure turned out to be Chenrezig and he was drinking the goats’ milk. The shepherd ran over and approached Chenrezig, explaining that the villagers were accusing him of stealing the goats’ milk for himself. He requested Chenrezig to go down to the village with him and tell the local people that he was the one drinking all the milk.

Chenrezig agreed to do so and asked the shepherd to carry him on his back down to the village. Chenrezig also advised the shepherd that he might hear certain strange noises as they set out on their journey but whatever he heard, he should not look back. As they descended the mountain, the shepherd heard a loud sound and, in the spur of the moment, he forgot Chenrezig’s instructions and turned back to see what was happening. It is said that he saw seven men dressed in white following behind. When these seven men realised that the shepherd was looking at them, they immediately transformed into seven Nagas (serpentine beings) who eventually disappeared into the hillside.

The facade of the Trilokinath temple is unique for its amalgamation of Hindu and Buddhist elements and symbols.

The facade of the Trilokinath Temple is unique for its amalgamation of Hindu and Buddhist elements and symbols.

It is said that if only the shepherd had followed Chenrezig’s advice not to look back, there could have been more holy objects (the nagas were carrying them) to liberate sentient beings, but due to our collective negative karma, that did not manifest. As the shepherd continued on his journey back to the village, Chenrezig became heavier and heavier. By the time they reached the village, there was conflict and fighting amongst the villagers and Chenrezig had by then become far too heavy to carry further. The shepherd then dropped Chenrezig onto the ground and discovered that he had miraculously transformed into pure white marble.

Therefore, it is said that this statue is actually Chenrezig transformed into a marble statue. The shepherd himself also transformed into stone and both images, along with a black stone carving of the Four-Armed Mahakala with a naturally arising OM MANI PADME HUM mantra at the back are enshrined in this small temple. Several miracles associated with these holy items have been reported over the years, including the statue speaking and dripping nectar. His Holiness the Dalai Lama has even appointed a caretaker who looks after the monastery here.

Ever since that day, many Buddhist pilgrims, particularly from the Himalayan region, come to the Phagpa Temple at Triloknath, Himachal Pradesh in order to pay homage, pray and also to engage in Nyungne fasting retreats with Chenrezig as their focus of worship. It is believed that aspirational prayers made to this Chenrezig statue and image of the shepherd will be fulfilled. One can also walk three to five hours up the steep mountain to see Omay Tso (literally meaning Milk Lake) from where Chenrezig is said to have emerged. The water of the lake is white in colour and descends in a powerful downwards stream towards the village. Hence, this little temple has since become a popular pilgrimage spot.

The courtyard of the Trilokinath temple features large Buddhist prayer wheels, granite lingam and small Nandi (bull) representing Shiva, while the ancient wooden pagoda-style temple is decorated with Tibetan prayer flags.

The courtyard of the Trilokinath Temple features large Buddhist prayer wheels, granite lingam and small Nandi (bull) representing Shiva, while the ancient wooden pagoda-style temple is decorated with Tibetan prayer flags.

 

Praise and Prayer to Noble Avalokiteshvara

Bringing Forth the Rains of Happiness and Well-Being

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Homage to Ārya Lokeśvara


The compassion of all the conquering Buddhas of the ten directions,
numbering as many as the atoms of the countless worlds,
as deep as an ocean and attached, completely attached, to living beings,
from which was born that perfect splendor of wonderful qualities
 renowned as Avalokiteśvara, the great guide,
the jewel mountain upon whom we should all rely.
To you I bow.

Upon a mandala replete with the light of the moon,
your feet like pure lotus petals stand together
in the center of a pure and fresh lotus.
In the world you radiate with perfect clarity like the moon when full.
Seeing you, the heart is relieved of all pain,
and great joy is spread everywhere.

Though your compassion is as cool as the touch of snow,
it nevertheless burns away the hordes of demons.
Though your wisdom is far beyond phenomena characterized by signs,
mandalas of detailed elaboration nevertheless appear to it.
Though you have crossed over samsara, you constantly show birth in the three realms.
The wise are amazed at such illusion-like activities.

Permeating all phenomena, you are the orb of the sky on a clear autumn night,
Relied upon constantly by all fortunate beings, you are the uncomplaining great earth.
Dispelling the darkness of ignorance of the entire world you are the blazing sun.
Soothing the torment of the mind burned by anger you are the moon.

You show the mandala of your beautiful face like a fully bloomed white lotus.
As white as rock crystal and a pure conch shell, you possess the beauty of youth.
In the midst of limitless and vast clouds of offerings 
you enjoy magical play with the liberating goddess,
radiant amid an entourage of countless sugatas, bodhisattvas, and wrathful deities.

All those who have fallen to the wretched states of being,
tormented by the myriad sufferings brought on by fire, water,
 pernicious fortune, the wrath of kings, and the like,
are drawn up one after the other by your rays of light,
as if they were being bathed by the moon,
and brought to enjoy the supreme bliss of the gods.

Your fragrant braids of hair tied up upon your head blend with the blue light of the sky,
the mighty Buddha Amitabha sits beautifully in its center as your lineage crown.
Your right hand in the mudra of giving, from whose fingertips constantly fall 
drops of white nectar like shining pearls that soothe the torment of the hungry ghosts.

Your left hand resting upon your hip in graceful pose,
a beautiful and pure form prostrated to by Brahma, Indra and other arrogant gods.
You are, therefore, the Mighty One of the World.
You reveal a thousand other hands adorned with mudras
 of the wheel, the lotus, the arrow, the bow, and so on.
Possessing a thousand eyes, you show perfectly eleven beautiful faces.

To some you emanate as Simhanada, the leader of the malicious nagas,
and to others you are Amoghapaśa, Nilakantha, and so forth.
At times you are Hayagriva, the destroyer of hindrances and lord of the wrathful,
Sometimes you are black Mahakala, and others who shatter the three worlds,
but your mind never strays from compassion.

The vast expanse of worlds that stretches throughout space knows no end,
and yet you emanate as many forms as there are living beings in these worlds,
all of which is done without the thought to move even a single hair.
Like rain falling from the clouds, you have no deliberation.

You have left behind all words that do not in any way serve living beings.
Your unending melody of speech in tune with the mentality of each being
teaches pathways of Dharma greater in number than the drops in an ocean.
Those whose ears receive your speech will dwell perfectly within your words.

Like the singing of a beautiful youth that blends with the sounds
of the many-stringed vina of the celestial musicians,
your words delight the mind, but will destroy the desires of the desirous.
Like the thunder that roars through the sky, your speech resounds far and high,
and yet for those struck by fright, their fear is at once reduced to mere words.

When you turn the wheel of the Dharma
in a voice of high and pure tones endowed with every quality
in order to liberate those wandering in samsara,
 constantly trapped by unstable birth and death,
you have already perfected the features of the speech
of the Buddhas of the past, present, and future.
Therefore, as master of peerless qualities of speech,
you are renowned as the guru of all worlds.

Living beings love themselves, and yet sometimes,
out of anger, they are intent on killing themselves.
You, however, constantly look upon living beings
as a mother would look upon her only child.
Long ago your mind cast away
even the tiniest thought of doing harm to others.
The love, therefore, that those like me have for themselves
cannot come anywhere near a fraction of your compassion.

Your never-ceasing peaceful gaze is as calming as being bathed
in the scented waters of camphor, sandalwood, and vetiver grass.
One part of your eyes is forever fixed on the six types of living beings,
and yet, your mind, resting in the dharmadhatu,
where all proliferation of experience and appearance has dissolved,
is constantly embraced by the supreme bliss, with all movement stilled.
To such a mind, I prostrate.

I pray that the rains of your nectar will cool the hot hells
where beings are burned alive by flames that blaze on all sides,
where murderous butchers surround and terrify them,
their mouths agape and their eyes red and staring,
where others are boiled like grains of wheat in vats of molten copper.
I pray that your warm touch protects those in the cold hells,
where flesh and bones are torn apart by the cold.

I pray that you send forth the nectar rain of food and clothing to hungry ghosts
whose stomachs are the size of mountains, and yet whose throats are blocked,
whose limbs are as thin as veins, whose bodies are emaciated and covered with dust,
with sparks flying from their limbs where their joints rub together,
for whom merely looking at water causes it to dry up,
and who are constantly weary and tormented by thirst.

For animals who will even throw away their precious lives
in pursuit of the tiny happiness of just a morsel of food,
who have no way of developing virtue and reducing non-virtue,
who are ugly in shape and color, and consequently of low merit,
I pray that you grant them the ability quickly to remember virtue,
and that they will be able to live a life of happiness.

Even the delights and pleasure of the celestial king, Brahma,
enjoyed within divine mansions that radiate with jeweled light,
will one day, through the force of transience, fade away,
and he too will plunge into the fires of hell,
where even his bones and marrow will be burned away.
The young gods who lie on the soft beds that bring pleasure to the touch,
and who play and frolic in the beautiful pleasure gardens
will one day drink boiling molten metal,
and be dragged across ground strewn with sharp iron thorns.

Those that are high will quickly become lowly servants fit only to be kicked.
Like the flowers at the end of autumn, this time of youth will soon fade.
Like enjoying a borrowed ornament, this wealth will definitely disappear in time.
Like a flash of lightning, even my life appears only for a moment.

The world after this one is far from the one we are used to,
and it is I alone who must wander in its dense darkness.
And so it is that in this terrifying state of samsara
the deception of the mental afflictions will ultimately let us down.
I beg that you lift us with the hand of compassion from this ocean of suffering.

It is true that the teachings of the Buddha are a tradition
well established in this land surrounded by snowy mountains,
but most Dharma practitioners are shorn of the clothes of ethics,
and like naked wanderers, have abandoned all shame.
They befriend lay people, look toward them,
and engage in acts looked down upon by the wise.
Alas! the sun of the sacred Dharma has almost set between the mountains.

The powerful eagerly pursue their own desires,
fight among each other, and mistreat the weak.
The poor are constantly in servitude,
and cannot even find meager food.
In such a dreadful state of degeneration,
if we were to be ignored by you, noble one,
then what did your promise of the past mean?
Who can your subjects turn to for refuge?

Even your own name is blessed.
Whoever hears it will be freed from fear.
Those who keep your name in mind will reap fruit
 similar to performing devotions to countless Buddhas.
This has been taught by the great sage with words of truth,
and so with great hope we make a prayer that you, great protector,
who have left behind the mind that is distracted elsewhere,
will rescue these desperate sentient beings.

I pray that all living beings devote themselves to the Three Jewels,
that they have faith in cause and effect and follow always the path of Dharma.
I pray that with countless wrathful and peaceful magical emanations,
all perfectly suited to the various types and merits of living beings,
you bring to happiness to all dear friends
who have fallen into this dreadful state of samsara.

May I, too, who have great devotion to you,
have the stainless intelligence that knows the truth of the way things are,
as well as a complete disenchantment with samsara,
and may I strive over many lives to work for others with compassion.
May I attain the perfection of wisdom whose power will crush all maras,
may I dwell in the ways of the pure and joyful Dharma,
and nourish living beings over a long time.

I am one of low intelligence, but the milk lake of faith in my mind
has risen up to produce these animated and beautiful white bubbles
that is this garland of words of exultation and lament.
Whoever reads, hears, or recalls it,
may they all be freed from the taints of wrong deeds,
and be cared for in the Potala pure land
by that great and supreme conqueror, Avalokiteśvara.

This praise and prayer to the noble lord of the world, Avalokiteśvara, that brings forth the rains of happiness and well-being, was composed by the Dharma teacher, and fully ordained monk of Sakyamuni Buddha, Losang Kalsang Gyatso (the Seventh Dalai Lama).

Translated, in accordance with the commentary of Könchok Jikmé Wangpo (first incarnation of Jamyang Shepa), by Gavin Kilty, January 2014.

 

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  1. Samfoonheei on Jul 22, 2020 at 2:49 pm

    In Buddhism enlightened beings who manifested and emanated to any forms to benefit all sentient beings. Chenrezig is variably depicted, described and portrayed in different cultures. The self arising Chenrezig at Phakpa Temple in Triloknath, is one such miracles where Chenrezig manifested . Beautiful story behind this beautiful self arising Chenrezig. Those areas where great masters ,yogis and lamas are associated with are very holy with strong powerful energies , it will be a blessing for us to visit. I have not been there before, wish I could one day see it .
    Anyway one such place with powerful energy is at our Malaysian shore….Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong, Pahang . May more people visit this beautiful, holy place filled lots of blessing .
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this wonderful sharing.

  2. Samfoonheei on Oct 18, 2019 at 11:53 am

    Wow…. seeing the self arising images of the holy places is believing. Its amazing indeed as explained by Pastor David. I have not been to India where this self arising images is. Would surely love to see sometime if permitted. In Buddhism, as we know that all enlightened beings has manifested for the purpose of benefiting all sentient beings. Self-arising images of Chenrizig in Phagpa Temple at Triloknath, India arise when the positive holy energy is there. There are places where self arising images appeared from no where such as at Wu Tai San, Nepal, Tibet and meditation caves of Highly Lamas. I am fortunate to see it at Wu Tai San and Tibet but not in India. It is simply amazing and merely by looking at it is a blessing. Interesting read about the story of how Chenrezig and shepherd. It’s a miracle how both of them manifested into a marble statue.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for sharing this.

  3. Pastor Adeline Woon on Aug 23, 2018 at 12:20 am

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

    High resolution file of this thangka is available for download for all dharma practitioners around the world and for those who just want sacred images in their environment. Enjoy, be blessed and share this with others.

    Here is the link to free download of this image and many other images: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html?nggpage=7

  4. wan wai meng on Mar 7, 2018 at 12:55 am

    The bodhisattva ideal, is one of the highest spiritual motivation one can aspire to, as it involves enduring for as long as samsara is still in existence. The Bodhisattvas toil on endlessly for the sake of all sentient beings, and they do it with all the 6 Paramitas perfected.
    Chenrezig is one who fully represents that ideal.

  5. Lin Mun on Feb 19, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    It’s amazing to see the self arising images of the holy places and also to read the stories. All the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas have great compassion in emanating in various forms in order to suit the people of that place to pray, practise and generate merits. We are so fortunate to have our Guru Tsem Rinpoche to guide us and share with us all the dharma and holy places so we can learn and widen our knowledge. Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for sharing this beautiful article.

  6. Pastor Antoinette on Feb 11, 2018 at 11:48 am

    Self-arising images arise because of the sacred energy in this place and it is a great place to visit as we are blessed by such divine presence. I feel very fortunate to learn about how these statues arise and how it can help people who come to visit. We need the blessings of these divine messengers so that we can connect in our future lives with the Dharma and continue on our path.

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  7. Samfoonheei on Feb 10, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    Miracles happened in places whereby such great beings have practised before and self-arisen images of the deities have manifested. I have heard of these before and saw one before on the a descending rock wall near a Chinese temple in my place years ago.These images appear miraculously in order to benefit sentient beings by becoming objects of worship. To see a self arisen images of Chenrizig in Phagpa Temple at Triloknath, India is blessing as this place having strong energy . Feeling excited after reading the amazing story behind this self arising Chenrezig .
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David Lai for sharing this article and those beautiful pictures .

  8. Julia Tan on Feb 9, 2018 at 1:07 am

    I love reading stories about enlighten beings. They appeared to help and to bless people. I believe enlighten beings does exist to show signs and miracles, sometimes to test our faith and sincerity. i have read stories about Manjushri appeared in Wu Tai Shan and many holy places. I also saw the self rising tara on the rock in Nepal. because of all these legend, miracles and amazing stories that people gained faith in Buddhism. When we have faith, we practice. People like to meditate and pilgrimage at these places to gain blessings.

    At the age of degenerate time, many have lost touch and loosing faith in these stories. Although at this moment we cannot see them but with strong faith and sincerity i still believe they are around us helping and guarding us always .

  9. Pastor Chia on Feb 8, 2018 at 9:02 am

    All the buddhist enlightenment being will find way to emulate different form to help sentient being need. I have no doubt enlightenment being like Avolokitieshara manifest become stone statue in order to help others at India. Holy being such as Lama Tsongkhapa meditate in the cage behind Gaden monastery in Tibet, Pabongka meditation cave manifestHeruka eye, Guru rinpoche cave in Nepalese have self arising Tara. Those plase have their holy energy and aspiration prayer and manifet miracle sign at their meditation spot. It bring many people with faith came to pilgrimage and make offering. H.E. Tsem Rinpoche have advise his students make strong prayer for dharma to grown in KFR. At future, miracle sign will show at KFR when dharma start growing and more and more practitioner will come to practice in this land.

  10. June Kang on Feb 8, 2018 at 8:37 am

    Thank you for sharing . In Buddhism enlightened beings who manifested and emanated to any forms with the purpose to benefit all sentient beings. And is not only for that time but pass on from generation to generation in order peoples can visited the place and get blessings and also for spiritual grow. May I have the opportunity to visit in this Phagpa Temple at Triloknath in this life.

  11. Pastor Albert on Feb 8, 2018 at 7:33 am

    It is interesting to read this story, it is amazing that how Chenrezig transformed into a marble statue and all these is due to because the shepherd did not listen to the instruction of Chenrezig, this also remind us that when our guru gave us instructions and we do not follow, even it is as simple as do not turn around, it is just a very simple action to turn our body around, but the consequences are huge, it is not only about us, but it will affect so many people around that could not get the blessing or the teaching of Dharma, when they missed out this opportunity, we won’t know how many lifetime more they have to take until they can meet the Dharma again. Hence, we must always follow our guru’s instructions even though we may not see the logic behind or the purpose of it or how difficult it is, when the instructions was given, it is definitely beneficial to not only us, but also the people around us.

  12. Justin Cheah on Feb 8, 2018 at 3:22 am

    Self arising images and all other miracles are always associated with highly attained practitioners. Self Arising Chenrezig is no different. Just like Self Arising Tara which is also situated near Guru Rinpoche’s cave and there is also a very sacred Vajrayogini chapel near by on top of the hill. It may be referred as miracles to us but in reality these are actually energy generated from very positive actions which is a norm in Buddhism world.

  13. Andrea Lai on Feb 8, 2018 at 12:47 am

    It is always interesting reading stories of Buddha. I like the part where the shepherd heard sound while carrying Chenrezig and he turn around, saw the seven white dressed men then transform into nagas and disappeared. There are so many mysterious stories that we haven’t heard or encountered. Personally, I experienced few times in one of a temple at my hometown. I witnessed the Buddha Shakyamuni will blink his eyes and many witnesses too. I believe it is our faith to the Buddha and our karma to accept it.

  14. Vivian Ong on Feb 8, 2018 at 12:18 am

    It is interesting to know about the story of this self arising Chenrezig. As for my own experience, I personally witness the self arising Tara at Parphing, Nepal. I guess this is because of the positive energy generated by the great masters who meditated in that area and maybe because the people in that area need the guidance from a Buddha. That is why Buddha image arose in many forms to help the people in that area due to their karmic link.

  15. nichlolas on Feb 7, 2018 at 11:48 pm

    Interesting sharing by Pastor David. Strongly agree that many places that are associated with great meditators great meditator, enlightened beings and mahasiddhas, the place will have strong energy that one can get blessing by visiting them.

    Many things happened due to our karma and since we are at this degenerate time the enlightened being will create their appearance to benefits us.

  16. Pastor Henry Ooi on Feb 7, 2018 at 10:54 pm

    Stories abound of many enlightened beings who manifested and emanated to benefit all sentient beings. I am sure these stories are real, perhaps the narration could have differed from the original after being told several times by different people over a long period of time. What I do not see or do not hear does not mean the stories are not real. But I have seen the image of the Bodhisattva Tara that self arose on a big rock in Pharping, Nepal. Behind Tara is another self arisen image of Ganesha (Ganapati). Over the years I have visited Pharping a few times, and each time I visited I saw the image of Tara becoming clearer. If anyone who plans to go to Nepal, add Pharping into your bucket list. Apart from the self arising Tara, there are other holy sites that one can visit. There is the Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) retreat cave, and a VajraYogini chapel housed in the home of a Nepali family.

  17. pammie yap on Feb 7, 2018 at 10:44 pm

    The legend of the image is really interesting! Whatever the legend is, it is great to know that the piece of marble was made into something so holy and full of blessings. And it is preserved so well till today where many more are still getting the blessings. This is not the first self arisen image I have heard of, there is self arisen Tara in Nepal and the eye of Heruka in Tibet https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/herukas-eye.html

    This shows that through spiritual practice and attainments used to benefit others, holy places arise and bless the people and surroundings. And holy beings definitely exist!

  18. Wylfred Ng on Feb 3, 2018 at 11:57 pm

    谢谢仁波切和黎国圆讲法师的分享。

    很开心和随喜可以看到那么漂亮的观音菩萨像。 这尊观音菩萨实在太美了!!

    证悟者可以变化成无数的形象以利益众生。 其中佛菩萨也可以化身成为佛像。

    在尼泊尔还有很多自然浮现的佛像。 比如由檀木浮现出的观音, 还有在石头上自然浮现的度母像。这些照片都可以在这里看到:
    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/nepal-pilgrimage-full-videos.html

    谢谢

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  19. Anne Ong on Feb 3, 2018 at 11:50 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this very blessed write up about Chenrezig and the beautiful powerful praise of Chenrezig by the Seventh Dalai Lama. Hope I have the merits to see this self arising Chenrezig, or Kuan Yin whom I have a spiritual connection with. ??

  20. Pastor Han Nee on Feb 3, 2018 at 6:37 pm

    What a beautiful powerful praise of Chenrezig by the Seventh Dalai Lama! This garland of words of prayer invoking the blessings of Chenrezig and making heartfelt pleas to him to send a rain of nectar to each of the six realms and to the beings of this degenerate age (full of their delusory pursuits )to relieve and eliminate suffering, is just so spiritually charged with love and compassion!

    The story of the shepherd boy and the statue of Chenrezig turning into stone,demonstrates very clearly the great compassion and forgiving nature of Chenrezig. In order to help and benefit all, the statue of Chenrezig manifested as a self-arising Chenrezig to bestow his blessings and protection on all. Enshrined in the Phagpa Temple at Trilokinath, it has performed several miracles over the years. Hence this has become a popular pilgrimage spot and aspirations made here have been known to be fulfilled!

    • Pastor Han Nee on Feb 3, 2018 at 6:40 pm

      Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David Lai for this beautiful post of the self-arising Chenrezig.

  21. Jacinta Goh on Feb 2, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David Lai for the above story.
    I wonder if the prayer above is specifically meant to be recited when paying homage to this Self-Arising Chenrezig? Thank you

  22. Lew on Feb 2, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    Thank you Pastor David and Rinpoche for explaining the meaning of “self arising”, and the nice story of Chenrezig. May I have the opportunity to do retreat in this Phagpa Temple at Triloknath. ??

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  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Oct 28. 2020 03:08 PM
    Reading comics is an interesting way to improves our verbal intelligence.
    Possessed is the latest title from Kechara Comics, an interesting story experienced by the Krishna family, living in Ipoh.
    Just like the printing of Sutras & traditional Dharma texts, modern publications such as these comics also generate vast merits and create the causes for Dorje Shugden’s lineage to grow.


    https://bit.ly/2TwGltW
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Oct 28. 2020 02:45 PM
    Great information and explaining all about the wonderful ways for us all of to collect merits . Giving (dana) is one of the essential preliminary steps of Buddhist practice. The practice of giving is universally recognized as one of the most basic human virtues .
    When practiced in itself, it is a basis of merit it leads ultimately to liberation from samsara. An act of giving will bring us happiness in the future, in accordance with the kammic law of cause and effect taught by the Buddha.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/dana-offerings-for-tsem-ladrang.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Oct 28. 2020 02:43 PM
    Well, the practice of death meditation is a common practice in many Buddhist lineages. Everything that belongs to us is left behind at the time of death. By training our mind in death and impermanence, we can avert our attraction to the appearances of this life. If we think about death , it will motivates us to repair relationships and forgive in life. With preparation we can help others at death-time. The time of death is uncertain and there is no fixed lifespan in our world. At the time of death what’s really important is the Dharma practice. We learn, practice Dharma and putting it into action is the best choice we made before death. We are fortunate to have a chance to work in the Dharma and learning death meditation to prepare ourselves as the moment will come any time.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great teachings with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/last-night-i-spoke-about-death-meditation-in-more-detail.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Oct 28. 2020 02:39 PM
    HE Tsem Rinpoche comes from Gaden Monastery,Rinpoche had travelled from US to be ordained in India. Gaden Monastery is a world-renowned monastic university which was founded in the 14th century by the great scholar and saint, Lama Tsongkhapa. The beginning of Gaden Monastery in India was very difficult due to many reasons. Financially was one and Rinpoche had helped and supported the monastery ’s education department from the very beginning . Even coming to Malaysia Rinpoche continued to support them raising funds to purchase new books for the library, computer facilities for the monks, furniture, fixtures etc. These has carried on till the present days to create great geshes, scholars, masters in the future.
    Thank you Pastor Seng Piow for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/behind-the-scenes/rinpoche-helps-monastic-education.html
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Oct 28. 2020 12:02 AM
    We should share with more people about this piece of article, to let more know about this fact; thus more awareness are able to be created; more helps are able to extend to these animals; or less cruelty are being done to them.

    This is good article to bring out the awareness of how human cause the death of these animals where the animals are not capable to escape from the trap and captivity set up by human race.Thank you very much for sharing this article.


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  • sarassitham
    Tuesday, Oct 27. 2020 06:20 PM
    Mother nature is truly amazing, there are a lot of interesting places in the world to discover and explore and this unique island of Japan and home to a majority of the population Okinawa is truly wonderful.

    Thank you for the interesting sharing of Okinawa, hope to visit the great place and witness live of the famous Naha Tug-of-War Festival. I loved all the photos shared especially the yummy foods, the fascinating Yokusendo Cave, traditional Okinawa Craft Village and the secret of Abu Park.

    https://bit.ly/2HGHRql


  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Oct 27. 2020 01:01 PM
    Wow….In Thailand, priority seats are given to Buddhist monks, that’s wonderful. Monks in Thailand are well respected by many with the majority of Thailand practising Buddhism. We could see monks everywhere in Thailand. Most public transport in Bangkok has seats marked for monks. We used to see signage board stating elderly persons, disabled persons, pregnant women, and children were given priority. Priority seats have been designated in public transport vehicles such as train, bus monorail and other transport operators . It rare to see signage should yield their seat to the monks. I have yet come across such signage yet in Malaysia.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/spirituality-on-the-train.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Oct 27. 2020 12:58 PM
    Meeting Rinpoche and receiving gifts such as Green Tara tsa tsa is indeed so fortunate. Due to Rinpoche generousity, helpful and compassionate nature, Rinpoche will always have gifts with him while travelling. Hence where Rinpoche goes and meeting any people around, Rinpoche will surely share Dharma and giving out gifts. LeeAnn the lady owner of Early Bird restaurant in Willow Creek, North California whom Rinpoche met had received Green Tara tsa tsa. Thank you for the wonderful sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/behind-the-scenes/connecting-with-tara-posted-by-admin.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Oct 27. 2020 12:56 PM
    Rinpoche’s limitless care and compassion for others has no boundary, nor matter what time and place. Rinpoche will be there , giving blessing. Looking at those pictures tells us all. Rinpoche had indeed benefited many people in many ways.
    Thank you Pastor Seng Piow for this wonderful story to inspire us all.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/behind-the-scenes/personal-attendant-what-was-rinpoche-doing-around-3-to-4am.html
  • sarassitham
    Monday, Oct 26. 2020 04:52 PM
    While this is a scary thoughts to discover the common hazards in our homes comes from our convenient purchase of household products. Many of us know that, household products, including cleaning supplies often contain agents that can be very harmful to us and stored them safe to help protect our kids without realizing our health actually.

    Thanks you for the article sharing, it’s great to understand health and wellness is not simply about diet and exercise, but be aware of the exposure to toxic that applies in our daily life. I’m aware of all the items shared and will take action to limit and remove them. If possible will try to explore further to replace with natural alternatives.

    https://bit.ly/2TrZTQ4

  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Oct 26. 2020 03:28 PM
    The practice is simple yet has numerous benefits for us.The explanation given of this wonderful and powerful purification practice of Ucchusma is really easy to understand.A lot will be benefited 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. Thank you very much for sharing this good article.

    https://bit.ly/2FYeJuk
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Oct 26. 2020 03:04 PM
    Mr Rajkumar and his wife Sangeeta travelled all the way from Nepal to visit Kechara. They came visiting as special guests of Tsem Ladrang, that’s wonderful. They were showed around the place of interest in Kuala Lumpur and so forth with great memories to bring back . They even joined in KSK department giving foods to the poor. They were very helpful and hard working couple. Hope more friends from Nepal coming to visit Kechara Forest retreat at Bentong.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/friends-from-nepal.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Oct 26. 2020 03:03 PM
    Urgelling Monastery is a small Buddhist monastery in Arunachal Pradesh, northeastern India, a recognized region of the Indian subcontinent. Wow….this place is the birth place of Tsangyang Gyatso, the Sixth Dalai Lama. It was established in the 15th century with amazing story behind the monastery such as the walking sticks of the Sixth Dalai Lama. The monastery is indeed of great historic importance, for the people of Buddhist faith. A beautiful and scared place to go for pilgrimage . Looking at the beautiful pictures tells us all.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/urgelling-monastery-oasis-of-peace-not-ready.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Oct 26. 2020 03:00 PM
    In the Buddhist tradition, the purpose of taking refuge is to awaken from confusion and associate oneself with wakefulness. The first step in practicing Buddhism is taking refuge in the Three Jewels. Taking refuge means relying on these Three Jewels so that they become the main focus of our lives. Once we have taken refuge in the Three Jewels, we should not take refuge in any other religion nor blend Buddhism and other religions. Taking refuge is a matter of commitment and acceptance and, at the same time, of openness and freedom. By taking the refuge vow we commit ourselves to freedom and to give up our attachment to basic security. Go all the way nor matter what happened along the way to achieve our ultimate goal in our spiritual path. Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/taking-refuge-in-buddha.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Oct 25. 2020 02:41 PM
    The heartbreak of grief is the hardest. The death of a loved one who was a meaningful part of our life can absolutely lead to significant shifts. Those people in deep sorrow at the loss of a loved one need mental support and a lift up. Having Rinpoche blessing the mind of the deceased and let them have a …good rebirth is really beautiful indeed. That’s the time the family of the departed needs most the company of friends and so forth. The behind scenes of Rinpoche did was really touching not only the Dharma teachings, Rinpoche will go all the way to help the deceased family, spending every minute of every day thinking, working and acting for the benefit of all around him and many of whom he hardly knows.
    Thank you Seng PIow for sharing the look behind the scenes of what Rinpoche does.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/behind-the-scenes/rinpoche-in-funerals.html

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Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
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Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families  ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
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Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
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We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
5 months ago
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
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More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
5 months ago
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
5 months ago
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
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Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
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Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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India 1,834,024
Nepal 814,288
Singapore 797,877
United Kingdom 734,758
Canada 632,419
Bhutan 629,889
Australia 486,404
Philippines 398,160
Indonesia 359,349
Germany 293,296
France 276,385
Brazil 205,969
Vietnam 185,134
Taiwan 183,613
Thailand 182,838
Italy 144,296
Spain 135,481
Mongolia 134,913
Portugal 130,134
Netherlands 124,589
Turkey 119,919
United Arab Emirates 111,851
Russia 98,711
Sri Lanka 94,813
Romania 91,371
Hong Kong 90,754
South Africa 88,236
Mexico 82,235
Myanmar (Burma) 77,066
New Zealand 75,295
Switzerland 71,898
Japan 71,470
China 69,510
South Korea 63,202
Cambodia 61,679
Pakistan 58,733
Bangladesh 56,812
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