The Wheel of Sharp Weapons

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Nov 12, 2012

(By Tsem Rinpoche)

Dear friends,

On November 10th, 2012 I gave a talk to some international people on one of my favorite texts called WHEEL OF SHARP WEAPONS. I did only the begining due to time and did not complete the text. But what I did share might be of some benefit to you.

Dharmarakshita was a great yogi abiding in the jungles to do practice. He liked the solitude of the jungles. He had so much compassion, he did not close himself off from meeting people although in the Jungle. But instead he surrounded himself with the most difficult, harsh and materialistic people. And received the visits of many people seeking blessings, advice and teachings. Their minds were unstable, egotistical, angersome and always working from self benefit. They undoubtedly gave many difficult situations to this great Dharmarakshita, but his focus was to be patient and be among them to teach them the dharma. His main practice was to specifically help to tame the most difficult people who cannot be tamed by others. So he surrounded himself with these types of people out of compassion for them as others would find it hard to be around them to tame them with the nectar of dharma. Having their minds tamed, he can help them to avoid suffering and also reach liberation.

Seeing their incredibly self-centered attitudes he had great compassion on them. He patiently put up with all their mind games, anger, selfish attitudes and taught them the dharma where few other teachers dare to venture near them. He knew their attitudes would only bring them disaster, harm and many regrets later. He taught them untiringly to avoid negative sufferings due to their selfish minds. So he patiently taught them the teachings on mind training which specifically eliminates the self cherishing mind which is the cause of all our unwanted sufferings.

He composed this incredible text for the benefit of his students and the future students. He passed this to Atisha. Atisha taught it to Dromtompa…and eventually it arrived at the hands of the King of Dharma Tsongakapa who compassionately taught this to many hundreds of years later.

Everyone should get a copy of this text and share with others. It is published by the TIBETAN WORKS AND ARCHIVES IN DHARAMSALA.

Tsem Rinpoche

The Wheel of Sharp Weapons, a basic text for the Mahayana training of the mind, was composed by the great yogi Dharmarakshita. It was brought to Tibet by the great Indian Pandit Atisha (982-1054) and was translated from Sanskrit into Tibetan by Atisha and his main disciple Upasaka Drom Tonpa.

 

 

Lord Dharmarakshita

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  1. Meghna on May 18, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    Brilliant commentary!
    This can be seen on so many levels.

    So, the wheel of sharp weapons (as its figurative) cannot be approached/destroyed from the ‘outside’ – (by use of negative force in samsara). All within the sea of samsara are subject to be crushed under it, and the only way to break free is from within (internal positve) – through discipline and tapasya.

    It’s purpose is to destroy, to hurt as karma keeps rotating. The fatalistic connotation is way too similar to the wheel of life, yikes! But then, everything is inter-related so…

    Lol idk why but its almost like everyone is ‘trapped’ in the center of their own wheel (in ignorance), crushing/hurting souls when they are committing negative karma. And then, when the time comes, their are at the receiving end of others’
    And so it goes, I guess.

    The only way to rid oneself of this, to be free, is to change from within. Once we change, and consciously strive to gain attainments, the fatalistic bonds start to lessen. When one finally breaks the wheel from within – thereby freeing themselves and their would be victims from the retributive cycle) the person ascends – is no longer in its karmic reach as one literally becomes beyond karma.
    Perhaps this is why they say ‘forgiveness is divine’. Karma can truly lessen when one adopts and spreads a compassionate attitude – which is probably why universal compassion is the highest form of love.

    This has to be one of my favorite lectures so far. I felt so relieved when I was hearing this, and the superb way his Eminence explained this. I t was like an amazing reconfirmation to my old thoughts, wiping doubts away.

    I hope I can get my parents and friends to also follow along. They think I’m a more than little weird at this point of time XD

  2. Datuk May on Jul 19, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    With this teaching it is imperative for us to watch each of our thoughts, words and actions that they do not harm anyone because when they do remember the phrase, WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND.

    There is nothing that we think, say and act does not have consequences. Create good results of benefit to others and what comes back will be good. Develop Bodhichitta as much as we can.

  3. Wan Wai Meng on Aug 28, 2015 at 3:02 am

    Through the kindness of Je Atisha today we have the wheel of sharp weapons by the great lama of the vast path Dharmarakshita who operated from the jungles of Sumatra.

  4. Uncle Eddie on Apr 24, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    This great text was written by the great yogi Dharmarakshita in his great jungle retreat, an external jungle infested with wild beasts, while the internal jungle is the mind. The jungle is also the place where great negativity is enacted at this time of the degenerated conditions. Dharmakshita, whose name means “he who defends the dharma” and followed by other name Shilarakshita meaning “he who safeguards discipline”. Considering all the teachings he had received, this excellent wisdomised spiritual friend had summarised these in this book in a verse form. It is strongly advised that after having received this teaching, we should practise it well, as this human form is obtained with such difficulties and the best way to repay the kindness of our Guru is to practise as advised! Om mani padme hung.

  5. Jacinta Goh on Apr 22, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    I have this teaching printed out and I read it occasionally. Thank you for Rinpoche’s great kindness to share it with us here https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/sadhana-prayers.html#sharpWeapons .

    This teaching allows me to directly examine myself the law of causality. It also guides me to avoid creating more negative causes which I will definitely regret in this and future lives. Sometimes, this teaching is a great companion for me when I am bogged down by negativity. It serves as a reminder on what should be avoided. Thank you for the explanation and I really do hope, with my folded hands that Rinpoche will continue to teach this text again.

    Despite self examination, the great life example given by Lord Dharmarakshita moved me to the core. He surrounded himself with the most difficult people and this itself serves as a teaching for me. You see, from my point of view, Lord Dharmarakshita gave a very profound teaching to me that I should never use ‘karma’ lightly or to look down on others due to their ‘negative karma’. We should in fact, brace ourselves to get close to difficult people, help them, encourage them on the path to liberation and care for them for they will not be helped by many.In fact, instead of putting down judgement such as “it’s his or her karma” , we should try to see if we can actually do something or at least speak some kind words or shed some light in their life. Nevertheless, it’s tough but it can be done. Proof: H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche. Thank you.

    • Jacinta Goh on Apr 22, 2015 at 9:57 pm

      Speaking about that, it reminds me on Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. In one of the teachings kindly shared by Rinpoche, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche went to a war ship with His attendant for the purpose of blessing the crews and its members.That ship was meant to be the first to be bombed by the enemy! Rinpoche actually blessed them, how wonderful! Rinpoche didn’t just say ‘oh, well it’s their karma’ but instead He thought of other ways to help them and in this case, a blessing of their mind stream oblivion to others. Wow!

  6. Pema Thinley on Apr 22, 2015 at 2:36 am

    DEAR RINPOCHE,

    This is my favourite teaching and i like it so much that it makes us realize the effects of our own very actions we do knowingly or unknowingly. It hits direct to my heart because it talks about my or everybody’s behaviour we have been mindlessly carrying out.

    Thank you Rinpoche

  7. […] along with everyone as much as possible and be forgiving. Very practical. Study Lamrim. Study the Wheel of Sharp Weapons. Study the Bodhisattvacharyavatara by Shantideva, and Lojong. Lojong is mind transformation […]

  8. Jim Yeh on Sep 25, 2013 at 7:22 am

    Thank you for sharing this teaching with us Rinpoche and explaining to us the teaching by Lord Dharmarakshita. We must be mindful of our actions and understand how karma works. Whatever harm and suffering we inflict will always return to us, even thought it seems like we’ve escaped, they will return when we least expect it.

  9. Ang Li Kai on Aug 14, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    Thank you for this wheel of sharp weapons, it help me alot.

  10. Erickksiow on May 2, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    A Very good and clear teaching. And easy to understand. Practicing it daily.

    Thank You Rinpoche. 🙂

    Best Regards : Eric kksiow

  11. Julio on Apr 8, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, thank you so much for this teaching, it feels like medicine when I feel myself depressed. It helps me to understand the reasons why I experience hardships in my life and it also gives me inspiration to change, little by little, my view of the world. I´m in debt with you. Love from Spain.

  12. karma Djinpa on Feb 10, 2013 at 1:45 am

    Thank you so much for this talk rinpoche may all beings be happy

  13. Paris on Jan 12, 2013 at 12:05 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for being our Dharmarakshita and for never giving up on the most difficult of us, with the most difficult parts of our minds right at the forefront of everything we do. As much as Rinpoche would prefer to be in solitary retreat, the very fact that he surrounds himself, in his personal home, with so many people every day, walking in and out, working, talking, moving about shows exactly his compassion to give ups his own personal space and preferences for that small chance that during that day, something may click for each one of us and spur us further in our practice; that during the day, he might bump into us in this small space and be able to tell us something to open up our minds; that, whenever he sees us – no matter how much he’d like to be alone – he can do something to help us stop the wheel of sharp weapons from returning upon us too quickly, too dangerously, too painfully.

    For all the years I have been with Rinpoche, I have also seen that so, so often Rinpoche simulates the Wheel of Sharp Weapons for us himself, showing ourselves to ourselves – pointing out to us exactly why it is that we suffer, feel pain for this, or suffer for what. Like a mathematician almost, Rinpoche draws out a clear formula for us, showing us why suffer the effects of the things we do – why we get depressed (and the reason varies for each person), why we get lonely, why we fail in the work we try to do, why we always end up with no money, why we drive people away from us, why we can never get friends etc etc.

    If we only just listen to the words that Rinpoche so patiently shares with us at every corner – in jokes, teachings, through the blog and his videos – we would realise that actually the Wheel of Sharp Weapons comes to life just for us in every single one of Rinpoche’s teaching.

  14. David Lai on Jan 2, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    We are indeed very fortunate to be able to receive the teachings on the Wheel of Sharp Weapons easily and freely on the Internet. In the past, Atisha had to leave India, traveled on the great Indian Ocean and sailed to Indonesia where he met with a different culture, language and so forth.

    He found his Guru Dharmarakshita Amazing! He became so devoted and Dharmarakshita just poured the teachings into him like a big receptacle. The challenges and dangers he experience sailing to and back from Indonesia did not deter him from the Dharma. We who are filled with self-made obstacles cower at the first encounter with difficulty.

    Anyway, the Wheel of Sharp Weapons is perhaps one of the more accessible and practical teachings that Atisha brought back from Indonesia. It’s relevance today have no parallels. Hence, it is an ideal teaching for everyone – the most advance practitioner as a reminder and meditational tool or the newest of practitioners.

  15. Joy on Dec 21, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    The book is amazing! The teaching, mind explosion! Suddenly you shut up and realise all your complains we’re really about yourself, so there is no bigger culprit in your situation and problems then you yourself/I myself. This is the wheel of sharp weapons turning in full swing back at you for what you yourself put out there – silly me became dumbfounded. That was how I felt after reading the book and Rinpoche’s teaching just turn on the light bulb. Let’s hope it stays on always.

    This is a book I would highly recommend to any one and every one though some may deem it to be a poetry book… very eloquently written it is a mirror of all your actions and what you will be receiving or why you are receiving a certain type of experience. Really there is no one blame… except the creator of the weapon – our self. From time to time when we forget and lose ourself, it is great to refer back to this book to ground us back to reality. It will show you where the holes are then it is up to us to cross and avoid falling in it or be blindly ignorant and step in to it. Thank you Rinpoche for this teaching… and always showing us where the hole is so we stop falling in it!

  16. Davin on Nov 28, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the teaching. The Wheel of Sharp Weapons is about the law of Karma. Everything that we do either it is positive or negative, we are actually creating a cause and plantng a seed and this will come back to us so we should use this mind training teachings as a method to transform our mind and to cut our own negativities.

  17. Wah Ying on Nov 28, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    I like this teaching very much, Rinpoche. I have listened few times but still yet to absorb the teaching well enough.

    I like especially the stories of Rinpoche lost his bag and money on Indian train to tell our selfish mind and me me me; as well as sick and suffer for others – my lost/sickness to another person’s benefit.

    What makes us unhappy is our selfish mind/ego, not hardship, difficulties or difficult people. Once our mind is trained difficulties are no more difficulties.

    Thank you, Rinpoche.

  18. Martin on Nov 26, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    This text is definitely one of the most beautiful writings I have encountered.

    The Wheel Of Sharp Weapons is such a powerful teaching and it goes straight to the core and source of all human problems and miseries. The text tells us directly that the root of all our problems is ourselves, in particular our own mind that places the fictional Self as the centre of a fictitious universe. Ironically, there is no such Self.

    In trying to chase after an illusion of course we fail but in the process we become more greedy, full of desire and angry and our mind becomes overgrown with “poisonous plants” and everything we do with the same motivation of benefitting the Self only serve to make the poisons stronger. In reality with such deadly toxins in us, we are already on death row and yet we are unaware and continue to enhance and accelerate the cause of our miseries. What is more, these poisons do not leave us after we die and sadly we carry the same enemy into the next life to repeat the process again.

    The texts sets out so many examples of self created situations – one insightful evidence after another – that give us pain and suffering and relate each of these situations to its source…our own selfish minds. In that, this text is invaluable for with it, we can no longer blame “fate” and “ill luck” for our woes. In the final and absolute analysis, we cause all our own problems.

    Then out of compassion the author of the text, the great Yogi Dharmarakshita gives us a powerful and precise antidote that strikes at the enemy’s most vital points, and counsels us not to keep making our enemy even stronger. The antidote is for us to focus out and act out of selflessness and for the benefit of others. And to aid us in our campaign against the death of our chances to find enlightenment, we are told to summon the powerful Yamantaka to ferociously and unrelentlessly pound the enemy. Just like the poison, the powerful antidote and the all powerful Yamantaka have always been present but our selfishness binds him. The moment we see our error in being self cherishing, we unleash Yamantaka. We are the creator of the poison, just as we are the creator of the antidote.

    And beautifully, the text draws our attention to the fact that all this time, our Guru has been there, and like a peacock that eats poison and lives, the Guru is a living example that we in fact live a thriving life by ingesting our own poisonous ways.

    As we start practicing the antidote, we see clearly our true inheritance that is the realization that there is nothing of our Self that we need to grasp at. That is why we have never succeeded in doing so. It is only in the living for the benefit of others and the desire to keep doing so that we see the path out of suffering that the Buddha has always told us about.

    I love the imagery of the wheel that tells that that everything we do returns to us and also the imagery of the weapon. That basically tells us that there is a wrong way to handle things which will hurt us and then there is the right way to handle it which empowers is.

  19. Sock Wan on Nov 24, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for such a precious teaching.

    I like the part where Rinpoche explained about the crow and the peacock. Crow being the untrained mind (ie, person who is not learning and practise Dharma to train their mind but yet thinking they are doing good deeds with Dharma motivation) and peacock being a person whose mind is trained by studying and practise Dharma. A crow can be easily dragged down into Samsara further whereas peacock is able to see the nature of reality no matter what kind of situation peacock is in.

    Dharma is all about mind training, about transforming ourselves. When our perception changes (ie, mind changes), difficulty is not a difficulty anymore and we

  20. Jace Chong on Nov 24, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for giving such a profound explanation about The Wheel Of Sharp Weapons, it really blows my mind.

    I like the last part which Rinpoche explains about “the wheel of weapons”. He says weapons it’s something to hurt, when we have knife, we can handle one side that will not hurt us, but when it’s in the wheel forms, it means there’s no place that you can handle it without getting hurts, because it’s weapons pointing out every direction. Our ego, our self-cherishing mind is like the wheel of sharp weapons, it’s hurting people and us in any way.

    I found that the Buddhist training is about how we tame our mind and control our action, so it won’t hurt others and ourselves.

    I am looking forward to understand more about the other part of The Wheel Of Sharp Weapons. It gives me a broader view of how to look at things happen in me.

    Thank you Rinpoche.

  21. Albert Ratchaga on Nov 23, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the teaching.

    It is indeed very important for us to focus out and not focus in, when something bad happened, instead of getting angry and frustrated and moody, we can choose to focus out, that is to think why like this? why he acted like that?

    For example, when we get scolded, we often hear just the tone of the voice and be unhappy instead of hear the meaning of the words and be improve.

    I remember i heard a story before few years back:

    One morning a father, mother and a 8 years old daughter having breakfast, the daughter accidentally spilled the milk onto father’s new shirt which he purposely prepared for today’s important presentation, then he get angry and started to scold his daughter, then he go up to change and drive her to school, but along the way, he still keep scolding to let out his anger, obviously the daughter felt very bad and guilty, so he ended up couldn’t do a good presentation due to the anger he has, his daughter was not performing well in school from the scolding and shouting from the father. Teacher called regarding of daughter’s misbehaving in school and the father get even more angry, at the end, everything is so messed up and created such a bad condition.

    Instead of choosing to be angry, he can focus out to his daughter, understand why she spilled the milk, tap her and say it is alright, then go change shirt and go to work, when leaving, the daughter from feeling guilty became happy again, the father from angry became okay, and he manage to do a good presentation still.

    In both scenario, he also has to go change another shirt, he also has to send daughter to school and to do his presentation at work, the action is the same, but when we do not just focus on ourselves, the outcome is totally different.

    Whether you believe on Karma or not, that’s not the point, but Rinpoche’s teaching is so valid that it applies to everyone.

  22. Irene Lim on Nov 22, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    The Wheel of Sharp Weapon is a wonderful teaching, applicable to everyone, everywhere and without exception.

  23. Nadia Gideon on Nov 22, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    I just read the post on The Wheel of Sharp Weapons. Thank you Rinpoche, I dont know how you do it but you seem to know exactly what teaching to give those of us who need to hear certain texts and teachings at different times. Personally for me this makes more sense now than it would have had I read it a few weeks ago. All my life at work I have had to deal with people…most of the time nice people but sometimes not so nice people. I believe that dealing with people is the hardest part of any job. Especially difficult people. But lately, I have come to realise with your teachings that with compassion, this job can be made easier. Thank you again dear Rinpoche for this wonderful teaching.

  24. andrew on Nov 19, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    tashi delek

  25. James Long on Nov 18, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    读了利器之轮,会发觉到我们必须了解到每一件事情的发生都会有他们相应的业果。拥抱你的敌人,我们所做的任何一件事最终都会回到,或发生在我们的身上。一些人因此而害怕去面对,其实如果我们不断地对别人好,同理,别人也会对我们好(在许多情况下,不一定是你帮的人对你好,而是些许时日后你发觉别人会对你比较好)。要懂得感恩。

  26. sweekeong on Nov 18, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    When I first read of the Wheel of Sharp Weapons the contents of the text is so much real, it points to the truth, to the heart of reality. Although I didn’t understand much of what was written in the text nevertheless the message is deep and profound. I am happy Rinpoche is giving a commentary of this text in laymen terms. The sharp weapons are inside of us and we don’t know about it. We think the pain and the hurt is from outside when in fact the wound is already inside of us. The external condition triggers the wound to be painful. When we heal our wound external circumstances and situations wouldn’t affect us any more. Then the pain doesn’t become pain but the feeling others’ pain. This Dharma book is a treasure.

  27. John on Nov 18, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Dear Rinpoche – Thank you very much for your excellent Dharma teachings in general and in particular your elucidation of the great Indian Yogi Dharmarakshita’s work “The Wheel of Sharp Weapons.” I find your explanations of the works & teachings of the great Indian & Tibetan Buddhist Masters very beneficial. With much gratitude & appreciation from a student who has watched most of your YouTube videos.

  28. Uncle Eddie on Nov 16, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Yes, Lord Dharmarashita was a great Yogi, filled with great compassion, chosed to be surrounded by the most difficult, harshed and materialistic people whose minds were unstable, egoistical, angersome, and always working for self benefits. His primarily purpose was to specifically help to tame their minds with the nectar of Dharma out of great compassion for them. As said,having their minds tamed, he can help them to avoid sufferings and also to reach Liberation. For the benefit of these students and other future new ones, he composed an incredible text and taught them untiringly and with great patience, humbly putting up with all their angersome and selfish mind games. He gave them specific teachings on mind trainings to eliminate the self cherishing mind – the cause of all unwanted sufferings. Thus, the Wheel of Sharp Weapons, a basic text for the Mahayana training of the Mind was born, as composed by the great Yogi Dharmarashita, translated from sanskrit into Tibetan and brought into Tibet by the great Indian Pandit Atisha and taught to his main disciple, Upasaka Dromtonpa and finally arrived at the hands of the King of Dharma, Tsongkhapa. It is said that this text was taught to many for hundreds of years till today. As published by the Tibetan Works and Archives in Dharamsala, Rinpoche advised that everyone should possess a copy of this incredible text and to be shared with others too!

  29. Steve Tobias on Nov 16, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Rinpoche, I forgot to comment after watching, this dharma talk is incredibly helpful and amazing, thank you! The Wheel of Sharp Weapons, which you actually very generously gave me, is one of my favorite texts. It is a humbling, poetic reminder of everything “dharma,” and how it relates to appearances of mundane life.

  30. patsy on Nov 16, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    The Wheel of Sharp Weapon is a reminder for us to be mindful of our actions as the Law of Karma does exist. Whatever actions we do will come back to us. Thus we should use this mind training teachings as a method to transform our mind, to cut away our attachments and ego, have a good mindset to listen to dharma teaching and follow our Guru’s advise.

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for sharing this dharma talk with us.

  31. lucy yap on Nov 16, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    A beautiful teaching whether you agree with karma or incarnation or not.It focus on the “giving and taking”,an advanced Mahayana method whereby we imagine taking the sufferings of others and giving them happiness.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this clear explanation of this teaching.

  32. Milly on Nov 16, 2012 at 1:34 am

    The Wheel of Sharp Weapons teaches us so much about the law of Karma. Its like a boomerang. Whatever actions we do whether its positive or negative, we will reap the fruits of our own actions. If we apply the teachings well, we can tremendously reduce the negative actions of our body, speech and mind. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this teaching with us. This may be good to teach in Manjushri kids class too so that they can start practising at a younger age.

  33. Erickksiow on Nov 16, 2012 at 12:06 am

    Wheel Of Sharp Weapon did show us very clear about KARMA. It’s a very good teaching. Thank You Rinpoche do spent time to gave a talk on it.

    Best Regards : Erickksiow

  34. mima on Nov 14, 2012 at 8:33 am

    I need to listen again to this very precious talk!!! Thank you so much Rinpoche and all of you for making it available to us! it is almost like being there…:)

  35. MayOng on Nov 13, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    There are many verses in the Wheel of Sharp Weapons when we read it before we start on any project in the Ladang so it serves as a reminder to new people as well as existing Buddhist dharma practitioner.

    I like to re-read this book over and over again as a reminder to the practise of the spiritual path. Thank you, Rinpoche for sharing this precious teaching with us. With folded hands.

  36. benji on Nov 13, 2012 at 9:16 am

    Thank you again Rinpoche. Wow! The great Teacher Dharmarakshita is so inspiring! Sometime ago Sister Patsy gave me a xerox copy of the WOSW, which i quickly re-xeroxed and gave to one of my ‘hardcore’ friends – he actually liked it, for its simple language form and meaningful message!

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    Thursday, Sep 24. 2020 04:20 PM
    This article had show scientific analysis through vocal test and get their foot prints to prove their are being like big foot existence in this world.Whether is not 100 percent proving. I am truthfully this creature existing in this world.

    Pastor David explains about evidences through dermal ridges and that it is nearly impossible to fake them.So it all comes to the conclusion that Bigfoot, Yeti, Sasquatch exist and that they are.

    https://bit.ly/3iZA84J
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 24. 2020 02:46 PM
    Going on a pilgrimage to Lhasa , Tibet is worth . Lhasa was flocked with numerous monasteries and temples.It is world-famous for its sites of historical interest related to Buddhism, where hundred thousands of pilgrims and tourist go there yearly. The Tibetan have a long history in this region and very rich in culture. It is known for its splendid thousands of sacred lakes, and unique landscapes, with towering mountains.
    A beautiful and holy spiritual place for one to go , visiting holy places and connecting with the powerful energies. The Jokhang Monastery, Potala Palace, Norbulingka, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery and Ganden Monastery are some of the monasteries one should pay a visit. My wishes came true last year, travelling with friends on a pilgrimage to Lhasa, Tibet. Reading this post helps a lot for those planning to go .
    Thank you Rinpoche and Stella for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/wonderful-lhasa.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 24. 2020 02:45 PM
    John Lautner was an American was one of the most important American architects of the twentieth century. Wow …..his career spanned fifty-five years and left an indelible mark on the built environment of Southern California. Looking at the picture at this post tells all. Very extra-ordinary house built on a very steep land surrounded by beautiful tree canopies. Did google more about this man who built this building. He had designed more than fifty significant unique structures in Southern California alone. Over the years he had gained increasing recognition since, with exhibitions, publications, a documentary, and did appeared in numerous films, commercials, and other media. His legacy remains vulnerable till today.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing from Thierry Janssens

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/extraordinary-house.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 24. 2020 02:43 PM
    Going on a pilgrimage visiting Gaden Mosnastery in Tibet, was indeed once a life experience. Well…. Going there with an oxygen tank will be tough when one experienced difficulties in breathing due to high attitude. Nor matter what happen our Lama Rinpoche made it there back in December 2008 and early January 2009 during winter. I am lucky visiting Gaden Monastery with friends back in May 2019 without any hitch with our lama blessing then. It’s a beautiful monastery and its so holy one could feel the powerful energies there.
    For Rinpoche its home coming after so long. Seeing the pictures of Rinpoche standing in front of the Golden Stupa where the holy remains of Lama Tsongkhapa’s blessed body/clothes/relics were remind me of the great moment there. If given the opportunity again , I wish to visit the monastery again in the near future.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/i-visited-gaden-for-1st-time-with-an-oxygen-tank.html
  • sarassitham
    Wednesday, Sep 23. 2020 11:29 PM
    Thank you for the article sharing. Children learn a lot through activities that captures their attention and imaginations. They too have a strong desire to explore, discover through activities .

    It will be a great start for the kids to have dharma teaching activities at young age, because of their curiosity and desire to follows what they see and absorb the interest to learn from experiences.

    https://bit.ly/3hTDLaV
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Sep 23. 2020 11:24 AM
    Happy to see that those kind people traveled across the world to bring awareness of dog meat trade and to make life better for another living being.Dogs are man’s best friend,give them love.

    Thank you for the people showing their compassion and rescued the dog. Hopefully this video create more awareness to let people know animals are sufferings because of the people satisfaction.Once again thank you for sharing this article.


    https://bit.ly/2HoyOKO
  • S.Prathap
    Tuesday, Sep 22. 2020 03:15 PM
    We are too busy with our daily worldly need but forgot to correct our merit for future life or our spiritual path. Some of us even too focus on the ritual and forgot about the meaning of the ritual.
    This book is so interesting and all chapter need to contemplate continuously to gain more meaning in this. Thank you very much for sharing with us.


    https://bit.ly/2EnF18H
  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Sep 21. 2020 12:01 PM
    The paranormal is a very interesting subject matter that many Malaysians would love to watch and talk about. I myself love anything to do with the Paranormal.The team really put efforts to produce the show .
    Like many other topics, the paranormal topic serves to counter our ideology that humans are the only beings ruling the world.All the best and congratulation.


    https://bit.ly/2FQoaM2
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Sep 19. 2020 02:40 PM
    The discovery of ancient Buddhist Monastery dated from 700 AD is amazing. Found in an archaeological excavation site at Moghalmari, India ,artifacts figure of Buddha and Buddhist inscriptions. The archeologists do believe that those structural components recovered are parts of a Buddhist monastic site . A more details study of inscriptions on clay tablets even suggested the presence of two monasteries on the basis of the structural plan. With the discovery of the site and the deciphering of the inscriptions has pointed that Buddhism had spread to India in the 7th century ago.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/buddhist-monastery-from-700-ad-found.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Sep 19. 2020 02:39 PM
    Buddhism and Hinduism are similar because of their architecture is vibrant and colourful. They both have dharma and believe in reincarnation. The symbolism and structure of a Hindu temples were dated century ago. I love to see their ancient architecture of temples wall and so forth. Its simply amazing looking at its structures , colour . To the Hindu, the colours have a very deep significance, transcending purely decorative values in their religion and culture. Great to know there are so many beautiful ancient Hindus Temples around the world. Would love to visit these places as stated in this post in the near future . Looking at the Virupaksha Temple, Ranganathaswamy Temple, Brihadeeswarar Temple to name a few tell all about the beauty of it.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/beautiful-hindu-temples.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Sep 19. 2020 02:37 PM
    Wow ……having beautiful and short memes will benefit us on our spiritual path. Simplifying for all to understand and remember the benefits and qualities of Dorje Shugden. Especially for those who are new comers with Dorje Shugden. Merely by seeing it can bless us. Dorje Shugden is an emanation of Buddha Manjushri , will help us all regardless of race and religion when we trust the Powerful Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden.
    Thank you Rinpoche for all these creative memes.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/what-he-can-do-for-us.html
  • S.Prathap
    Friday, Sep 18. 2020 04:01 PM
    Pilgrimage is traditionally done on foot and often takes weeks or months to complete.The pilgrimage is about much more then just the destination however, the journey itself is actually the most important part of the practice.

    Now with these knowledge of where some of the relics are located, I will be able to visit the temples holding such precious blessings.Thank you very much for sharing this good article.


    https://bit.ly/32GEOGP
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Sep 18. 2020 03:39 PM
    The most popular Buddhist nun cook Jeong Kwan, is a Seon Buddhist monk and chef of Korean cuisine. She lives in the Chunjinam Hermitage at the Baegyangsa temple in South Korea, where she cooks for fellow nuns and monks. She also cooks for visitors as well. Inspiring ….. she discovered her calling of spreading dharma through cooking adopting a vegetarian diet . What a way to start off. She credits her joining the temple and her achievements to her mother, that’s wonderful to remember her mother. Due to her popularity she was invited to appear on TV show and cooking all the way to New York. Inspiring read.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Beatrix Ooi for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/jeong-kwan-the-zen-buddhist-chef.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Sep 18. 2020 03:38 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for these profound teachings and sharing Pastor Henry’s update of his daily practice with us. A good example to follow . Death is something that no one could escape for sure. Its good to meditate on death nor matter how busy we are. The whole process of death and visualizing it is highly important for us . Reading this post will have us wake up , its time and never too late for anyone to practice.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/dear-henry-contemplate-daily.html
  • sarassitham
    Thursday, Sep 17. 2020 11:00 PM
    Thank you for the interesting sharing of Kirlian Photography and Aura healing. The Kirlian photography technique is a very interesting method to capture the coronal discharge of certain subjects. Whether it is coloured aura or energy, I believe there are a certain energy that you emit out by what you are always of.

    Naturally, a lot of myths related to the subject emerged over time. And just like it is the case with many other spiritual and paranormal practices, there are plenty of believers who are ready to vouch for it, in spite of science having disproved their convictions.

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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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    Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
    1 years ago
    This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
  • Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
    1 years ago
    Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
  • This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
    1 years ago
    Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
  • These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
    1 years ago
    Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
  • Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
    1 years ago
    Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
  • Beautiful
    2 yearss ago
    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
  • My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    2 yearss ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    2 yearss ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    2 yearss ago
    Uncle Wong
    We were told by Uncle Wong he is very faithful toward Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden has extended help to him on several occasions and now Uncle Wong comes daily to make incense offerings to Dorje Shugden. He is grateful towards the help he was given.
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
    2 yearss ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
    2 yearss ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
    2 yearss ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    2 yearss ago
    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Chirping birds and other forest animals create a joyful melody at the Vajrayogini stupa in Kechara Forest Retreat (Bentong, Malaysia).
  • This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    3 yearss ago
    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    This video is thought-provoking and very interesting. Watch! Thanks so much to our friends at LIVEKINDLY.
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    3 yearss ago
    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
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    3 yearss ago
    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
    3 yearss ago
    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
    3 yearss ago
    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 yearss ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    3 yearss ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
    3 yearss ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    3 yearss ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
    3 yearss ago
    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
  • Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
    3 yearss ago
    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 yearss ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    3 yearss ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    3 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    3 yearss ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
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Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
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
2 weeks ago
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
4 weeks ago
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
4 weeks ago
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
3 months ago
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
3 months ago
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
4 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
4 months ago
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
4 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
4 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
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
4 months ago
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
4 months ago
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
5 months ago
Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
6 months ago
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
6 months ago
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
6 months ago
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
6 months ago
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
6 months ago
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
6 months ago
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
6 months ago
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
6 months ago
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
6 months ago
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.
6 months ago
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
6 months ago
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
6 months ago
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
6 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
6 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
6 months ago
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
6 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
6 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
6 months ago
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
6 months ago
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
6 months ago
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
6 months ago
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
6 months ago
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
6 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
6 months ago
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
6 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
6 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
7 months ago
Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
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