Tsok

Dec 24, 2013 | Views: 3,906

(By Tsem Rinpoche)

Tsok happens twice a month every month. It is a special day where the dakinis of the 24 holy places gather together to bless the tantric practitioners body, nerves, chi, chakras, speech and mind. On Tsok day we can perform a special tsok to… our yidam or a general tsok for all the Three Jewels (Lama Chopa). Tsok gathers tremendous amounts of merits to support our tantric meditations in order to get results.

Tsok tradition was started (from Buddha) in Ancient Indian Buddhism by the great Buddhist Mahasiddhas such as Tilopa and Naropa etc..and brought to Tibet as a means for tantrikas who have little means to gather great merits in order to gain attainements. Atisha and Guru Rinpoche shared Tsok practice with the Tibetans 1,000 years ago. Once you recieved higher tantra initiation you must perform tsok twice a month for life. Today is tsok day. And the Tantrikas gather at Kechara to perform Lama Chopa like they do twice every month.

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  1. Sadi on Feb 20, 2015 at 5:18 am

    Nice, concise and important teaching. Thank you TR.

  2. Wan Wai Meng on Feb 20, 2014 at 12:31 am

    I recall Lama Atisha was told by a statue that came to life that the quickest way for him to attain enlightenment was to generate bodhicitta. When we have bodhicitta our wish is not to benefit one or two people but all sentient beings, hence our actions and thoughts generate lots of merit and karma for us because of our compassionate thoughts. Here again tsok can generate lots of merit which propels us towards enlightenment whether we want it or not.

  3. henry ooi on Jan 29, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    I too, like David Lai, enjoy the beautiful haunting melody during the chants. It is like something not from Earth and rightly so since the dakinis are around during tsok.

  4. So Kin Hoe (KH Ipoh) on Jan 4, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for giving the explanation of Tsok. We are fortunate to have Tsok being carried out twice a month in Kechara with the compassion and blessings given by Rinpoche. Now i understand the huge amount of merits can be gained during the Tsok.

  5. Low Khjb on Dec 30, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for you valuable sharing on Tsok practice.May we have the merits to participate in one of such ritual in the near future.

  6. June Tang(Khjb) on Dec 30, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this precious article. I am more understanding about Tsok , will definitely sharing with KHJB members.

  7. Boon on Dec 29, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article with us. It enables us to know better about Tsok.

  8. benji on Dec 28, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    Thank you very much, Rinpoche,
    i just love teachings like this one, from Rinpoche – they are like showers of precious gems and nectar. It’s like Rinpoche showers them on me when the need arises (‘when the land is parch and dry’). i am so glad for this connection; although i have not met Rinpoche for decades! However, he doesn’t seem far from me at all! i am also ever so inspired by Rinpoche’s students/the beautiful Kechara family – i often think of them as the rays/moonbeams radiating from Rinpoche, who is the sun & moon! Whenever Sister Patsy tells me that she is going to the capital to participate in Tsok, it inspires me – Wow! She is truly devoted and dedicated! The others i have met are just as wonderful – Paris and her bubbly energy; Li Kim and her diamond-cutter intelligence; Henry and his positiveness; Sharon and her deeply profound mind; ah, Sean is really cool – if only my pupils could be just like him; and i was really, really happy when Sister Yek Yee became Pastor Yek Yee – with her tender, motherly heart! Oh, not forgetting our “mother of perpetual help”, who really lightens the burdens of so many people in desperation, Dato Ruby! To Rinpoche and every member of the beautiful Kechara family, may you all be well and happy – and Happy 2014!

  9. Ck siah on Dec 27, 2013 at 12:33 am

    谢谢仁波切分享殊胜的荟供法门,今天又让我增加了对密续修持法门的知识。感恩仁波切时常灌输我们殊胜的密续法门,让我们受益良多。所以我们要好好的精进地修行佛法,才不会辜负仁波切对我们的一番菩提心。

  10. Wylfred Ng on Dec 26, 2013 at 10:41 am

    Thanks Rinpoche for the sharing.

    Tsok is such a auspicious practice!!

    Hope that we will know more about Tsok in the future.

    Thanks

  11. Vinnie Tan on Dec 26, 2013 at 12:09 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for this explanation. I believe that this helped many people to know what is tsok better. Answering their questions like when is tsok performed, who should be doing tsok, how many times do they have to do tsok per month, etc.

    Although it is a short explanation, but it is very clear. Clearing many questions that I had previously.

  12. AdelineTan on Dec 25, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    I have attended open Tsok a few times and i agreed with Dato Ruby the sacred melody of Lama Chopa Tsok is so therapeutic, i love it. The tantrikas selected by Rinpoche are very fortunate to be able to perform this powerful ancient Tsok practice twice every month to bless their bodies, nerves, chi, chakras, speech and mind and also gather huge amount of merits to support their tantric meditation in order to get results. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

  13. Tong sunsun on Dec 25, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    原来Tsok 是如此的殊胜,还会有空行母的到来加持,我们也有幸的可以参与(上师荟供)几次了,现在知道了以后就更要珍惜,而且更积极修持。

  14. jerry_sito on Dec 25, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    感恩仁波切的开示与教诲

    祈愿我们能更精进地修行佛法,把佛法实践在我们的生活当中,打好与依循好上师五十颂,修心八颂等基础,让我们有机缘能够学习及迈向更高的密续修持法,并能够参与此殊胜的荟供,想想24圣地的空行母聚集在一起,祝福着我们的上师及所有的密续修行者,这是多动容的加持与祝福

    感恩仁波切,感恩您给予无数的教诲与开示,教导我们学习佛法,并转化我们的心识,让我们有机会的精进修行,好结下能迈向高级密续的善种子

    祈愿您长驻在世,常转法轮

  15. Sean Wang on Dec 24, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    Thank you for sharing this information on Tsok, Rinpoche. I learned something new. I go to Tsok practices in Kechara House whenever I am able to.

  16. Paris on Feb 3, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    When I first joined Kechara and we only had the little Kechara House gompa (where the KMP office is now), Tsok was one of only a few activities so everyone (all 40 of us LOL) would gather fortnightly to attend the puja. Gosh how things have grown since then and how many activities we have now throughout Kechara! Actually, I supposed we can think of tsok as being one of the backbones of our organisation, to have generated plenty of merit for all that we have now and still continuing to do so now, as the puja continues to be done every 2 weeks.

    I remember Rinpoche always telling us that attending Tsok was a very powerful way of creating a tremendous amount of merit as it is a very direct way of making plentiful offerings, to all beings on the Guru tree and the countless dakinis that really do come to bless the place. Rinpoche has also advised that this is a very powerful puja we can do in dedication of people we love or have passed away, as the merit generated is really plentiful and tremendous. (This is one of the pujas now offered by Puja House as a bereavement puja (http://www.kechara.com/kechara-house/pujas/bereavement-puja/) and also done sometimes for special occasions such as Wesak day, Tsongkhapa day etc to which everyone is invited 🙂

  17. Colin on Sep 2, 2012 at 9:27 am

    Dear Rinpoche,
    on tsok days does it matter which tsok practice one does.
    I usually do the chakrasamvara tsok. Or do you need to do a tsok for each mother tantra deity you have empowerment into or just one?

    • tsemtulku on Sep 2, 2012 at 9:31 am

      Dear Colin,

      It is wonderful and absolutely I rejoice from the heart to know you perform Chakrasamvara tsok. That is complete in itself and not deficient in anything.

      When you perform one tsok to any Deity, it includes all Deities already. And for sure Chakramvara’s tsok includes the complete refuge field. Especially if you are performing Mahanutaratantra tsok, then it is complete. In short, you do not have to do any other tsok besides what you are doing. It is complete.

      Wonderful. And keep up your practice of these superior Deity Chakrasamvara.

      Tsem Rinpoche

  18. julia Tan on Jul 18, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    I have been to Tsok as an audience. I also know that our Tantrikas like DR, Irene, Tat Ming and Patsy will perform tsok for special day. Knew that it’s a great offerings to the Buddha and dakinis. Also knew that it is a commitment for the Tantrikas to do it twice a month. Didn’t know that there are dakinis of the 24 holy places gather together to bless the tantric practitioners body, nerves, chi, chakras, speech and mind. Wow! Through the kindness of all the gurus this tradition has be brought to us from Ancient India to the Modern Malaysia! What a powerful day for the Tantrikas to generate merits.

  19. Joy on Jul 3, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    If u are fortunate to attend any tsok, it is excellent in collecting enormous amount of merits in a short period of time! And if u do attend, do contribute to the tsok… like even RM5 is good enough because during tsok the tantrikas generates all the offerings by visualisation to a billion times. Hence this is how your small contribution can be a huge mountain. You will also feel different after tsok, like you have re-charged and you will feel positive. Tsok is a brilliant way to generate much merit as we all need it, and you can even dedicate it to someone you love, sick or passed on.

  20. Wan Wai Meng on Jun 12, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Sometimes we are lucky we have open Tsog this ceremony generates a lot of merits for those attending it and we also have to stay very still during certain parts of the ceremony as there will be unenlightened dakinis present during that time.

  21. Steve Tobias on Apr 10, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    If anyone has difficulty tracking Tsok dates they are on this calendar: http://www.fpmt.org/media/resources/dharma-dates.html

    It’s not exactly every 2 weeks so it’s helpful to check up before the next Tsok

  22. David Lai on Apr 9, 2012 at 3:22 am

    Beautiful!

    I love the sacred melody of the Lama Chopa Tsog. I am not allowed to practice it as I do not have the necessary higher Tantric initiation but I really like sacred music. I believe the Lama Chopa was composed by the 4th Panchen Lama Lobsang Chokyi Gyeltsen. Apparently, he based the melody of the chant to the sacred music he heard from the ethereal Dakinis. No wonder it is so hauntingly beautiful. An inspiration towards developing Guru devotion and developing higher states of meditation and practice!

    • DR on Apr 10, 2012 at 10:41 am

      Yes, the melody is so therapeutic. It calms one’s mind. Lama Chopa Tsog is immensely beneficial; besides the tantric practitioners body, nerves, chi, chakras, speech and mind being blessed, the practitioners also get to gain tremendous amount of merits as they make offerings to the entire lineage Lama all the way back to Shakyamuni Buddha. The entire Guru Tree! Offerings are also made to beings of the lower realms. Such a complete puja! The tantrikas are very fortunate.

  23. Frederick Law on Apr 7, 2012 at 11:43 am

    Thank You Rinpoche for the Tsok explanation, all the while in my mind Tsok is a puja for the Tantrika, and now i further understand that Tsok is more than a Puja for those who had been Initiated. I remember Rinpoche mention that Tsok is done on days that are high in female energy, and another day which is high on Male energy, which is Vajrayogini and HerukaChakrasambhara, apologize if i remember it wrongly Dear Rinpoche.

  24. tenzin llhamo on Apr 4, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    I love listening to the chanting during Tsok pujas. We are so lucky to have open Tsok day where anyone can go and witness it. Thank you Ripoche.

  25. Uncle Eddie on Apr 4, 2012 at 11:47 am

    Tsog is an offering to, and requesting inspiration from the Spiritual Master. It is a Guru Puja(feast offerings) practice in order to receive blessings and general realisations on the path to enlightenment. We need lots of merits or positive energy and the best way to obtain this is to make special beautiful offerings and prayers known as Tsog, to the Triple Gems and to our Spiritual teachers. It is customary to be done twice a month, based on the Lunar calendar. Actually, it is meant for the “Tantric practioners” to restore and reaffirm their vows and pledges. In the ceremony, usually bells and dorjes are used in accompaniment with the chanting of the prayers.

  26. wt on Apr 4, 2012 at 10:28 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for the teaching on Tsok.

  27. Victor Phang on Apr 4, 2012 at 7:00 am

    Dear Rinpoche, thanks for the teaching and today I learnt something new again 🙂 but from normal calendar how could I know when is Tsok day?
    Take a good rest. Thanks.

    • DR on Apr 4, 2012 at 5:31 pm

      Dear Victor, tsok dates dont show on our solar calendars. Every year, I get the dates from the monastery for all the tsok dates for whole year.

      • Victor Phang on Apr 9, 2012 at 11:58 am

        Thanks Dato 🙂

  28. terri on Apr 3, 2012 at 8:48 am

    Dear Rinpoche,
    If one is far from a center, how does one do the tsok by themself? I have been to tsok a couple of times, but I do not really understand everything. Can one just read the prayers?

    • tsemtulku on Apr 3, 2012 at 4:21 pm

      Dear Terri, Being near or far from centre is not relevant to performing tsok twice monthly. It is for your personal practice for that important commitment is broken. You should learn up the tsok as it is not that difficult. Being far from the centre makes it all the more important to learn up and perform on your own like the great cave practitioners of the past who did it in the caves on their own. I wish you luck. TR

      • terri on Apr 3, 2012 at 5:09 pm

        Thank you Dear Rinpoche. I still feel very clueless. Thanks for wishing me luck.

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    Manjushri is also known as ‘Manjugosha’ (the Gentle-Voiced One); ‘manju’ refers to how the continuum of his life has been rendered ‘gentle’ by his grasp of transcendental wisdom, and ‘gosha’ refers to his perfect ability to communicate the Dharma verbally and in written form, in which he destroys illusions, delusions and ignorance that keep all sentient beings within samsara.

    Read more about Manjushri at http://bit.ly/2mpeezi

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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
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In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
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There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
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Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
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Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden\'s grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden's grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
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A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
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Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
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Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche 

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We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
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Learning about altar set up during dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Children learn to make water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children learn to make water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
Currently the youngest student in dharma class :) Lin Mun KSDS
3 weeks ago
Currently the youngest student in dharma class :) Lin Mun KSDS
Nice lotus sit done by the youngest class students. Lin Mun KSDS
3 weeks ago
Nice lotus sit done by the youngest class students. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Jayce is teaching dharma to student of age 11-12 years old . Lin Mun MSDS
3 weeks ago
Teacher Jayce is teaching dharma to student of age 11-12 years old . Lin Mun MSDS
Students enjoyed the light exercise session. Lin Mun KSDS
3 weeks ago
Students enjoyed the light exercise session. Lin Mun KSDS
Some simple exercise before we finish our dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
3 weeks ago
Some simple exercise before we finish our dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Grace giving some ideas on activities to Wen Yue. Lin Mun KSDS
3 weeks ago
Teacher Grace giving some ideas on activities to Wen Yue. Lin Mun KSDS
The children were so excited to wait for the next quiz question. Lin Mun KSDS
4 weeks ago
The children were so excited to wait for the next quiz question. Lin Mun KSDS
Children will do prostration and recite Manjushri mantra before start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
4 weeks ago
Children will do prostration and recite Manjushri mantra before start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - Participants were so attentive when colouring tsa tsa. Lin Mun KSDS
4 weeks ago
Throwback - Participants were so attentive when colouring tsa tsa. Lin Mun KSDS
Maya painting Vajrayogini tsa tsa at the kid’s corner during Wesak day. Lin Mun KSDS
4 weeks ago
Maya painting Vajrayogini tsa tsa at the kid’s corner during Wesak day. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- Family visiting KFR on the auspicious Wesak Day. Lin Mun KSDS
4 weeks ago
Throwback- Family visiting KFR on the auspicious Wesak Day. Lin Mun KSDS
Join us on Saturday, 24th August 2019 in celebrating International Dorje Shugden Day with an evening of auspicious and powerful pujas for abundance, prosperity, longevity and wish-fulfilment! PROGRAMME 4:00pm – Prayer Flag Puja & Lhasang Smoke Offering Ritual 5:30pm – Free vegetarian dinner 6:30pm – Gyenze Increasing Fire Puja 9:00pm – End Collectively, these pujas are a celebration of Dorje Shugden’s blessings and are highly beneficial for all sponsors and attendees. There’s really no better place to celebrate Dorje Shugden Day than in Kechara Forest Retreat, which is home to the world’s largest Dorje Shugden statue. MORE INFO: kecharaforestretreat.com/dorjeshugdenday
4 weeks ago
Join us on Saturday, 24th August 2019 in celebrating International Dorje Shugden Day with an evening of auspicious and powerful pujas for abundance, prosperity, longevity and wish-fulfilment! PROGRAMME 4:00pm – Prayer Flag Puja & Lhasang Smoke Offering Ritual 5:30pm – Free vegetarian dinner 6:30pm – Gyenze Increasing Fire Puja 9:00pm – End Collectively, these pujas are a celebration of Dorje Shugden’s blessings and are highly beneficial for all sponsors and attendees. There’s really no better place to celebrate Dorje Shugden Day than in Kechara Forest Retreat, which is home to the world’s largest Dorje Shugden statue. MORE INFO: kecharaforestretreat.com/dorjeshugdenday
Teacher Jayce explained the good value from Rinpoche’s teachings. Alice, KSDS
1 month ago
Teacher Jayce explained the good value from Rinpoche’s teachings. Alice, KSDS
“Be kind to animals.” Let your kids join the monthly Animal Liberation at Kechara House, Sunwaymas.
1 month ago
“Be kind to animals.” Let your kids join the monthly Animal Liberation at Kechara House, Sunwaymas.
Chern Chern learnt dharma and show the good attitudes to others. Alice, KSDS
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Chern Chern learnt dharma and show the good attitudes to others. Alice, KSDS
Encourage the kids to express their feelings and at the same instill the dharma to them. Alice, KSDS
1 month ago
Encourage the kids to express their feelings and at the same instill the dharma to them. Alice, KSDS
Teacher Grace taught the participants for the DIY candles. Alice , KSDS
1 month ago
Teacher Grace taught the participants for the DIY candles. Alice , KSDS
Children recite Migtsema and Manjushri mantra before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
1 month ago
Children recite Migtsema and Manjushri mantra before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Student do full prostration before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
1 month ago
Student do full prostration before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wen Yue led students to do key chain as part of art and craft activity. Lin Mun KSDS
1 month ago
Wen Yue led students to do key chain as part of art and craft activity. Lin Mun KSDS
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