What is Fire Puja?

Apr 17, 2015 | Views: 10,432

WHAT IS FIRE PUJA (JINSEK)?
– a teaching given by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche in 2013 prior to doing Fire Puja at Kechara Forest Retreat (transcribed by Pastor David)

 

 

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In general, there are many types of deities which are a manifestation of various energies, realizations and the compassion of the Buddhas. These deities specifically emanate at a particular time for an individual or a group.

If someone solicits, prays or they have a difficult situation at that time, a Buddha will manifest in a particular form – color, shape, size, stance, facial expression and holding the necessary implements to overcome, subdue and purify that particular karma or ailment of that person. So, once that’s done, when other people do that puja, a lineage of pujas begins from there. So, one deity can have hundreds of different emanations and many different types of pujas as well. Each puja in these traditions may be slightly different but the effect is the same. It depends on which tradition you belong to.

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 – drima to enlightenment. It is for purifying ordinary appearances, ordinary unwholesome actions and especially for repairing broken pledges, promises and vows. Those are very strong causes for us to have negative doubts, delusions and negative ideas. The reason we have a lot of negative ideas and delusions towards something that is good for us for example, Dharma is because of the broken pledges and promises that we had in the past. Fire pujas purifies that when we do it continuously with faith and good samaya.

The fire pujas are performed with special ingredients. Special mandalas are constructed at the site and there are peaceful, increase, subjugation and forceful or wrathful fire pujas. The peaceful fire pujas are to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma – hearing, contemplating and meditating on the Dharma. To pacify those problems that may come or delay those problems until we purify it. While, the increase fire pujas is to increase merit, health, lifespan, wisdom and spiritual wealth especially on the hearing, contemplation and application of the Dharma. The control fire pujas is to turn negative circumstances around in our favor as long as we have a good motivation. The last one mentioned is the wrathful fire puja and is only performed when the peaceful, increase and control fire pujas are not effective due to the powerful amount of karma we have. We use wrathful methods to overcome whatever obstacles and ailments obstructing us to growth, wealth, health and practice

For example, some students in the past have done pujas and fire pujas for prolonging their life, for their parents – mothers and fathers and after the puja was done, you can see that it made a difference. That’s very kind of the teacher to recommend that and for the student who does it as well. When the student does it for their parents, it alleviates their problems, increases their lives and even saves their lives in some cases. So we should always remember that kindness and that we should always try to increase the Dharma so that other people may receive that form of kindness as well. Therefore, fire pujas is very very effective in many ways when done accordingly with samaya.

So, in the past we can see fire pujas, long life pujas, pilgrimage pujas or recitation pujas can help our family, friends, loved ones and our children. There have been many cases where children have passed their exams because of pujas. There are cases where fathers’ and mothers’ lives have been saved or increased or their health has improved. Never forget that kindness because it is rare that someone has the ability to do that for our parents through pujas. This can only come about by having a Dharma center, organization, with the Sangha and having people together creates a receptacle or a place where these powerful methods can be taught, practiced and be of further benefit to others. So, that’s very very important to do that.

Fire pujas is also specifically for purifying ordinary appearances, unwholesome actions, broken pledges, inauspicious circumstances and removing negative karma that obstruct us from doing our Dharma practice. The fire pujas are offered to 4 main objects of offerings. The first one is to the Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, deities (yidams), dakas, dakinis, arhats, shravakas, pratyakayas and highly accomplished arhats. Second set is offered to the worldly protectors and highly powerful beings in the area and then, the third is to all sentient beings and the last offering is made to spirits and hungry ghosts because they are always hungry, wandering, lonely and thirsty. So we give them some temporary relief.

In general, there are thirteen main ingredients. In different traditions, the ingredients may vary slightly but the meaning is pretty much the same. What we do is we generate the fire, purify it and invite the fire god Agni, make offerings to him and get permission from him to use the fire. We are not praying to him but asking for permission. After that, we remove Agni and then, within the fire, we generate the deity of the Yidam or the protector. So, if the fire puja is to White Tara, we generate White Tara or Vajrayogini or Yamantaka or a Dharma Protector. So, lets say that it is to a Dharma Protector, we invite the Dharma Protector to enter the fire. It is because the Dharma Protector is indestructible, arising from the full enlightened mind, he abides within the fire and he opens his mouth and we offer the purified offerings to him, of melted butter, sesame seeds, Tsa Durva grass, rice, rice with curd, kusha grass, mustard seed, barley which is unhusked barley, normal barley which is husked, lentils, wheat, sticks and finally all the ingredients mixed.

So, these are the 13 ingredients offered step-by-step. We recite the mantra of the deity, for example our Dharma Protector Setrap. We recite Om Maha Yaksha Tsa Soha and we place the offering into the fire or into the mouth of Setrap directly. This is considered very powerful and efficacious. The first offering, we offer melted butter, which represents the increase of lifespan, merit and prosperity. So, if our parents are sick when a fire puja was done and a lot of butter was offered to the yidam or the deity in order to increase the lifespan of our parents. So, when we stick with the Dharma, we assist our parents because only Dharma can change their karma for better things. So we can offer a lot of melted butter to the deity. That’s why the offerings should be abundant as much as possible. There’s no limit to increasing one’s lifespan so if we are doing it for a loved one – our parents, our beautiful mother, our sacred father, our children or whomever it is. You can even do this for your pets and it will increase their lives when we visualize the butter as a purified substance offered into the mouth of the deity itself. So, this is very important for all of us to do fire pujas at least once or twice a year for whatever purpose stated earlier.

Number two, we offer sesame seeds. The sesame seeds removes non-virtues, negative karma, broken samaya, negative thought, negative speech and negative actions. We may think that we can do and say as we want and if anybody say we can’t, they are infringing on us, they are judging us or they are being judgemental. That’s not true! All the Dharma books in the world talk about what we need to purify. They talk about the faults of our three poisons – ignorance, hatred and desire and how they afflict us and create problems for us. That’s not criticism. That’s giving you wisdom. So, we shouldn’t say “don’t judge me” or “don’t criticize me” because that is a barrier we create so we don’t hear the truth or we don’t deal with the truth. So, by offering purified sesame seeds, we remove non-virtues that create obstructions to our mind to perceive, understand, apply and operate from wisdom. It is by the power of wisdom that purifies our mind that operates from ignorance to receive, hear and to be near wisdom or to be near a lama – Dharma. This doesn’t mean we will practice because we have karmas that obstruct it. Hence, offering the purified sesame seeds represents the purification of non-virtues that obstruct us to higher attainments, higher thoughts, higher practice and growth.

The next one is Tsa Durva – grass and by offering that, we increase one’s lifespan. We increase it not to engage in negative actions but is meant to engage in positive actions. To be in the situation where there’s positive thoughts, actions, friends and information where we would do positive work in order to benefit ourselves and others. The next one is to offer rice. Offering rice is to increase merits. The more merits we have, the more understanding blossoms. The more understanding blossoms, the less confusion we have and the less confusion we have, the more we can progress on our spiritual practice and be of benefit to others.

The next one is rice with curd is offered to increase great happiness – Gewa Chenpo. Offering of rice with curd is to increase worldly happiness, spiritual happiness and to gain the great bliss of a fully enlightened Buddha. The next one is Kusha grass, which is offered for protection. It is protection from negative influences from above, below, the 4 corners and the 4 intermediate directions – the 10 directions. The next one we offer is mustard seed. Mustard seed is offered to the deity purified in order to clear obstacles. This is obstacles of what we want to achieve, for example in KFR, we want to be of tremendous benefit to others, to get all of our permits and complete all of our construction work and have programs going and all that.

By offering unhusked barley, we create the causes for increasing wealth, material resources, necessities, food, clothing, properties, water, anything that we need to be of benefit to others. It is also anything our body needs in order to have a healthy strong life in order to be of benefit to others. So, offering unhusked barley increases wealth. The next one is the offering of husked barley. This offering is to gain rapid accomplishments. So, it is to gain rapid accomplishments of whatever practices, mantras, meditations, recitations, study, contemplation, application that we do from the Dharma. By offering barley, we create the causes and the karmic effects of gaining rapid accomplishments.

The next offering is lentils is to gain strength, which was what Kensur Rinpoche used to say “Thuk Chenpo”. To gain strength of body, mind and speech – to speak courageously about the Dharma no matter how we are criticized. It is to have a strong body and not be sick easy or not to be easily affected by negative elements. It is also to have the strength of mind – not to easily give up, not to find fault with others, situations or find others to be blamed. It is also to have the strength not to put the blame on others when we fail, give up or have doubts. This doubt comes from unethical behaviour or behaving unethically and saying it is ethical or justifying that it is ethical and thus creating the karma for us to always think negatively. Therefore, lentils is to gain great strength of body, speech and mind.

The next offering is wheat. Wheat is to overcome illness. Illness here is of the body and mind that we have to be purified and healed along with future illness. Next offering is that of sticks purified and buttered. These sticks are offered in order to gain high accomplishments – mental high states of being, thinking and status that is used in order to be of benefit to others. The last offering is mixed ingredients and offered to increase wisdom, study, understanding and strength to overcome our weaknesses. It increases the ability to practice and become a fully enlightened Buddha.

The whole purpose of Dharma is to become a fully enlightened Buddha. We can listen to all the Buddha’s teachings, our Guru’s teachings and we can consider it a scolding, criticism, judgement or we can take all the Buddha’s teachings and what the Guru tells and explains to us as wisdom. It is something for us to measure by because of everybody, whatever advice we give us contradicts our own projections and our own attachments. Whatever teachings that have been given to us, whatever wisdom or knowledge that have been given to us, we always see it as an attack on our attachments, we become defensive, we become angry, we say you are judging us but it is not the case. All the Dharma books, gurus, they are suppose to teach the Dharma. They are suppose to give us the Dharma. Our Guru cannot encourage us to go indulge, you know to create negative karma, drink, smoke, womanize and harm and lie and steal. Our Guru can’t do that. Our Guru is not suppose to do that and will not do that. So, if our Guru is teaching us the Dharma, our Guru is not our enemy but our friend. But sometimes when it comes to the face of our attachments, we see our Guru as the enemy but actually not.

So therefore, our Guru is not our enemy. If we really wanna say he’s our enemy, it’s the Dharma. The Guru is telling us the Dharma. For example, if a message has been given to us on a CD deck and we don’t like the message and we smash up the CD deck. The CD deck is not at fault. The CD deck is a vehicle for the Dharma to come through. You smash up the CD doesn’t matter also because the message is not the CD or the CD player but the message is from the person that is coming from. And that person is giving the message from knowledge or wisdom wherever it is obtained. So therefore, by smashing up the CD player all that, it will not help. Like that, if we criticize or we say negative things and we create problems for the teacher or the Dharma center because we don’t like what its told us. We feel it is judging us. That’s wrong view. Why is that wrong view? Because it is something that make us face our attachments which will create karma, which will definitely come back to us.

The Buddha cannot be wrong so therefore, it is giving us wisdom. It is giving us the measuring stick to check and to look at and to understand. Hence, when Pabongka Rinpoche, Trijang Rinpoche, Zong Rinpoche, when they give great teachings to thousands of monks in the monastery, they taught the same way. They told us what was wrong. They told us what was on our mind. They told us about wrong view. They told us about our attachments. They told us about our karma and its effects and what will happen and we didn’t feel it was scolding. We didn’t feel it was judgment. We saw it as wisdom. So therefore, the last one when we were offering the mixed items, it gives us the ability and blessings to realize advice and teachings that is part of the path to become a fully enlightened being.

So, fire pujas in that way is very effective and powerful if we do it continuously. Then, after all 13 ingredients have been offered, we make a final offering of the sensory items to the Buddha, Bodhisattvas and deities and especially to the deity that has been invited to abide within the wisdom fire. After that’s done, we have the deities return to the pure lands and then we make a final offering to the fire deity called Agni and thank him for using the fire. At the end, we conclude and dedicate and we leave the fire burning as long as possible. We don’t add anything to keep the fire burning and we don’t put it out either. If it rains on it, its fine. We can leave the fire burning until the next day and we can clean up. The fire pujas ashes can be used as relics. It can be placed into stupas, it can be worn, it can be scattered on the ground, it can be put on plants or it can be used to bless the land. The person that is doing the fire puja must have gotten the initiation of the deity and perform the sadhana daily without breaking and also have done the full retreat and have done the fire puja of the deity. Then, when they do the fire puja again and again. It is very effective.

So, I have requested these fire pujas to be done at our beautiful Kechara Forest Retreat to dedicate to all of our sponsors, friends, volunteers and students who have contributed a thousand dollars, a million dollars, a million hours, a million cleanups – sweeping, cooking – whatever they have done. Sponsors is not just money. It is everyone who have contributed. For all the meaning of the 13 ingredients to come true for all of them and for our existing students and future students to come. So, the fire pujas are also done to dedicate to all the hardworking students so that their Dharma, learning, meditation, practice and especially application of Dharma will increase. So, we are doing a lot of fire pujas on the Kechara Forest land so that in the future, whoever comes will be blessed, will feel peace, will have healing, will gain wisdom, will want to do Dharma and will be able to develop the inner higher attainments in order to become a fully attained being.

Tsem Rinpoche
 

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  1. Yee Yin on Oct 29, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    I love visting Rinpoche’s blog, there are so much to learn. I have seen some photos of fire puja before but didn’t really know what the ritual is. Rinpoche has given a very detailed and comprehensive explanation on fire puja.

    All Buddhist rituals are originated from Buddhas or some highly attained Buddhists masters who have received the teachings from Buddhas directly. Buddhas are very compassionate to give us many methods to help us solve our problems.

    As we study more about Buddhism, we will realise there are many ways we can solve our problems. The most important thing is as we follow the Buddhist way to solve our problems, we are also learning to become a better person because everything we do that is related to Buddhism, is about generating compassion to others.

  2. Samfoonheei on Mar 1, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    Wow…. Fire Puja is the king of all Pujas within Tibetan Buddhism as is very powerful and has many benefits. Its cleanses the environment and beings, grants blessings. It generates immense merits of wisdom and merits of compassion. Its helps to clear obstacles to enlightenment by eliminating imperfections left by harmful actions such as broken vows, precepts, pledges, and promises. It supports the prevention of all negative conditions. For the deceased, it is an ideal means to purify negative karma and receive a higher rebirth. Fire puja, or fire offering, is a ritual practice of offering into fire, a ritual of generously, burning offerings, using the fire element to accomplish enlightened action quickly and powerfully. There are 13 special ingredients offered step-by-steps during fire pujas, and each offering has serve a different purposes. There are four fire pujas such as peaceful, increase, subjugation and wrathful fire pujas.
    With Rinpoche’s kindness and compassion we are truly blessed as fire pujas have been done at Kechara Forest Retreat. I am fortunate able to witness one so far. Glad to come across this post to have a better understanding of the purpose, benefits and ritual of fire puja.
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands for this great detailed article.

  3. MarcLim on Sep 30, 2017 at 11:09 am

    I attended a fire Puja last week
    Terribly impressed
    Like to learn more

  4. Stella Cheang on Apr 1, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    There is reason why Fire Puja is the king of all Pujas within Tibetan Buddhism as it is most powerful to remove all obstacles and its stains. There are many benefits but mainly to purify the strong causes for us to have negative doubts, delusions and negative ideas. The reason we have a lot of negative ideas and delusions towards something that is good for us for example, Dharma, is because of the broken pledges and promises that we had in the past.

    There are different types of Fire Puja namely peaceful, increase, subjugation and forceful or wrathful fire pujas to serve different purposes. For example, the increase fire puja is to increase wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma, and etc. And there is a step-by-step offering ritual that need to be followed. 13 ingredients are used, they are melted butter, sesame seeds, Tsa Durva grass, rice, rice with curd, kusha grass, mustard seed, barley which is unhusked barley, normal barley which is husked, lentils, wheat, sticks and finally all the ingredients mixed.

    I find it very interesting that each ingredient carries a specific meaning. For example, offering sesame seeds meant to remove non-virtues, negative karma, broken samaya, negative thought, negative speech and negative actions. “We may think that we can do and say as we want and if anybody say we can’t, they are infringing on us, they are judging us or they are being judgmental. That’s not true! All the Dharma books in the world talk about what we need to purify. They talk about the faults of our three poisons – ignorance, hatred and desire and how they afflict us and create problems for us.”

    The purpose we engage on the path of Dharma is to become a fully enlightened Buddha. All the Dharma books and Lama will not sit by and let us indulge and create more negative karma. But because sometimes when our own attachments are so strong, we see the Guru as the enemy but actually not. As such we should always remember that kindness bestowed by the Guru and that we should always try to increase the Dharma so that other people may receive that form of kindness as well.

    We are very fortunate to have Rinpoche sharing with us the purpose, benefits and ritual of Fire Puja. I wish that Kechara Forest Retreat will be an increasingly blessed land with healing effects so that more people will visit KFR and be blessed too.

    Thank you so much, Rinpoche for sharing the knowledge with us. I really enjoy reading this blogpost as it is informative and fact-based, not to mention well researched and nicely articulated.

    Humbly, bowing down,
    Stella Cheang

  5. Alice Tay on Aug 12, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    Fire puja is the KING of all pujas and it is very powerful puja and very rare to see. The most important part for this puja is good to purify for repairing broken pledges, promises and vows. Of course, with our good faith and clean samaya, we can do this puja continuously for better result.

    All the 13 main ingredients as offerings are important too. We should follow strictly as per advice together with the strong guru devotion in order to achieve the powerful and effectiveness of the puja.

    With the kindness and compassion of Rinpoche, a lot of fire pujas have been done in Kechara Forest Retreat which may benefits to those come to KFR will be blessed, healing, peaceful and gain wisdom especially those want to do dharma and will be develop to achieve for its higher attainments.

    Thank you Rinpoche teaching us about this fire puja.

  6. Li Kheng on Apr 23, 2015 at 11:57 am

    Traditional rituals are very precious and beneficial and as we become modern and advanced with technology, we have forgotten how some of our traditions and customs have been solutions to life problems.

    I have personally witnessed a few fire pujas and saw its miracles. There are energies (for those of us who prefer a more neutral approach to view phenomena around us) and beings (for those who have personally witnessed their presence) all around us. These properties can impact our lives and if we “interact” with respect to them and in harmony with all elements of nature, we will see life to proceed more smoothly.

    I always look forward to seeing the skies change (rain before a puja and clouds lifting just for the puja to comment; rainbows appearing etc.) and the faunas respond with pleasure (I have seen lots of birds fly around a fire puja site during a light drizzle before puja begins, usually birds hide in shelters during rain, even drizzles).

    So, as I witness these phenomena with my own eyes, I develop faith that there is help and solution to life. Fire pujas and other pujas (available at Kechara is you or anyone you know may need some support) can lift a dark cloud and invite in positive energies.

    Thank you for the post and thank you to Kecharians who got out of their comfort zone to learn a skill that can help others.

  7. Antoinette Kass on Apr 23, 2015 at 7:58 am

    Thank You for this interesting post on fire pujas.
    Fire pujas are very done with the motive to increase Dharma, to learn, meditate and practice.
    There are many ingredients with specific benefit each. Even the ashes are so precious that they are relics and can be put in a stupa or used to bless the land. Rinpoche is sharing so much knowledge with us. Thank You!

    I rejoice for everyone coming to Kechara Forest Retreat and receiving these powerful blessings.
    May many, many benefit and may Rinpoche have long life and health and continue to turn the wheel of Dharma.

  8. Khoo on Apr 23, 2015 at 4:34 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for the teaching on fire puja.
    I was very lucky to be there when we were setting up the first fire puja in Kechara Forest Retreat. Rinpoche was with us setting up under the hot sun and at the same time teaching us how to setup the fire puja place correctly. It is a great blessing to witness the fire puja. May Dharma spread fast and far under the guidance of Rinpoche.

  9. Pastor Gim Lee on Apr 23, 2015 at 2:31 am

    This teaching on Fire puja is very informative and will benefit many people.

    We are very fortunate that Rinpoche arranged for fire pujas to be done in Kechara Forest Retreat to bless the land and for the Vajrayogini stupa, and also blessing all the sponsors, friends, volunteers and students. How meritorious…!

    With the fire pujas, Rinpoche created the causes for Dharma to grow in KFR and for spiritual growth of students and whoever step their foot in here.

    Thank you Rinpoche for your compassion to help us all the way on our spiritual journey.

    _()_ Pastor Gim Lee

  10. pammie yap on Apr 22, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    This is really interesting! The setup and preparation before the puja are extensive and not easy at all.

    But this post that Rinpoche explained is quite detailed and informative for many people. I am really amazed at the people who do the fire puja. It may look easy to some but can you imagine the heat that they have to endure while doing the puja and at the same time generating compassion for all beings.

    I am so lucky to be able to witness the fire pujas in Kechara Forest Retreat.
    May all obstacles be cleared for Dharma to grow in many ways for Kechara and the ten directions.

  11. Pastor Chia on Apr 22, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    This article indeed information about fire puja has open many of us eyes how fire puja are so powerful and effective among other puja. I personally gain a lot of knowledge by reading it.

    I am fortunate involve the preparation of fire puja. Every ingredients must clean nicely and arrange position correctly according to puja recitation. It take a lot of work just to get all the ingredients and torma to be make for one fire puja. Many volunteer gave their contribution through their hard work and donation for the fire puja to be done.

    All these happened because of the kindness of H.E.Tsem Rinpoche and hard work assistants arrangement.Hence all the merit dedicate to all the sponsors, students and visitor at the future can receive more fortune spiritual blessing by holy Lama Tsongkhapa, Vajrayohini and Dharma Protector who are visit and work at Kechara forest Retreat land.

  12. Pastor Henry Ooi on Apr 22, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    Kechara Forest Retreat was fortunate to have the experienced monks from the monasteries performed fire pujas for the land and for Vajrayogini stupa. A spot was chosen facing the auspicious direction before building the seat for the monk who will perform the fire puja. The seat should be at a safe distance from the fire place as it gets very hot as the puja progressed. It was indeed an eye opening experience to witness the fire pujas.

  13. Uncle Eddie on Apr 22, 2015 at 11:05 am

    It is said that performing a fire puja is very effective and powerful if we do it continously and with special ingredients! The person doing the fire puja must have gotten the initiation of the diety and perform the sadhana daily without breaking and also have done the full retreat, and have done the fire puja of the diety. Then when they do the fire puja again and again, it is very effective. Thank you Rinpoche for your expert teachings on how to perform this powerful and effective “King of all pujas” within the Tibetan Buddhism. It is indeed very intriquing, exciting and enlightening!

  14. Julia Tan on Apr 22, 2015 at 1:39 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for the teaching. I’ am very fortunate to witnessed the fire puja. That was done Kechara Forest Retreat. We received many auspicious signs while the fort puja was carry on. Even it was in the evening, can you imagine the heat coming from the fire puja right in from of you? Hence this cannot not be done without a Lama’s compassion. The 13 ingredients are amazing. Thank you Rinpoche for explaining the purpose of the offerings. All the 13 offerings are offered in order to provide and increase or improve the condition for us to receive, practice and spread the Dharma. Being a Buddhist, harmony always come first. The Lama invites and asked permission from the God of fire Agni so that we can use His fire for puja, this is to show respect and to create harmony among God and people.

  15. nicholas on Apr 21, 2015 at 11:38 pm

    Thanks for the Fire Puja teaching Rinpoche.

    I really learn a lot and it’s so powerful and beneficial for us especially at this degenerate time where we have created so much negative karma way back from our endless previous life.

    The preparation is kinda extensive and every ingredient is important in order to help us. The 4 object of offering make me feel the compassion of these puja beside just for the requester.
    We are not forgetting the lowering realms beings.

    The person to carry out the fire puja must be initiated and hold strong commitment and clean samaya in order to get the great result from the fire puja.

    It’s very fortunate that we have fire puja in KFR and for clearing obstacles and blessed the land.

  16. DR on Apr 20, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    The first time I ever saw a fire puja was about 16 years ago in KL. HE Gangchen Rinpoche performed a Yamantaka Fire Puja. It was a very hot day in KL and HE was all drenched in sweat as he wore full brocaded regalia for the puja. I remembered the fire puja was for the deceased.

    Yamantaka Fire Puja is a powerful ritual that benefits both the living and those who have passed away. For the living, the puja ceremony fulfills wishes, removes obstacles, improves health, and increases merit and wealth. For the deceased, the ceremony is an excellent method of purifying negative karma and attaining higher rebirth.

    We are so fortunate that these fire pujas were done in Kechara Forest Retreat to purify our defilements, remove negative influences and clear away obstacles.

  17. Jace Chong on Apr 20, 2015 at 1:05 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for the clear explanation on the benefits and the process of Fire Puja.

    We really need a lot of pujas to purify our negative karma so we can understand more Dharma and assist Rinpoche more to benefit others.

    Thanks for your sharing 🙂

  18. Frederick Law on Apr 19, 2015 at 11:48 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for the explanation and the details of each 13 ingredients used in the fire Puja ceremony. For a lay person view the 13 ingredients look like normal offering being poured into the fire Puja, but with Rinpoche explanation in details of each benefits of each offerings that when offered are of benefits to us in different spiritual needs of health, wisdom, understand and wealth for the person to continue in their Spiritual journey.

    I have heard and only saw picture of other Lama doing fire puja and it looks very interesting ritual many years back, but never really search and understand the real reason behind doing each fire Puja, except thinking it is a very powerful ritual that Tibetan Buddhist do. But with Rinpoche articles and explanation of the function of Fire Puja, and the preparation, offerings, prayer, ritual and each benefits ones get, I understand it better now.

    Hope many people will understand the benefits and the function of Fire Puja with clearer understand like I have. Thank You once again Rinpoche for this great explanation.

    Sincerely,
    Frederick Law

  19. Low KHJB on Apr 18, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the purpose and the benefit of Fire puja with us.Your explanation on the procedure and the potential of the ritual is very clear and precise.
    We certainly hope that more people would have the chance to dedicate this type of powerful puja to their love ones or for a far better cause and may their sincere desire comes true…

  20. spchua on Apr 18, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    Dear Rinpoche

    Indeed this is very informative write-up outlining every single step of Fire Puja, starting from motivations, preparation, purposes, the process and its implementation of a Fire Puja. It’s an eye opening article with abundance of teaching. Thank you Rinpoche.

    Not long ago, when I first heard about the name “Fire Puja” was during the class break or after Monday Setrap Puja, that time I was curious enough the way Fire Puja was carry out by some senior Dharma brothers, standing just outside KH. Hmmmm!! Well, obviously it is total different scenarios compare to REAL Fire Puja!!

    Now, understanding the importance and the auspiciousness of Fire Puja, its power and effectiveness, one day, I hope I will have accumulate enough merits in future to be able to participate the real Fire Puja.

    Om Benza Wiki Bitana Soha: May all be bless and protect by Dorject Shugden to gain conducive conditions to practice Dharma.

  21. shelly tai on Apr 18, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this teaching with us, is indeed a very powerful because look at KFR now is growing continuesvesly may KFR will bring more benefits to more living being , may Rinpoche continue to turn the wheel of dharma.

  22. Yeo Kwai Gin (Kuantan) on Apr 18, 2015 at 1:35 am

    好感谢仁波切的开示和分享关于火供的殊胜和利益功德。火供的利益功德和进行过程也是我本人第一次明确的知道和了解。关于法会, 药师佛法会, 护法法会和Lama Chopa法会也是我喜爱参与的法会。好希望有机会和机缘可以参与火供法会。
    感恩上师详细的分享, 祝您长寿, 安康 !

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  • Sofi
    Monday, Nov 11. 2019 09:48 PM
    Which guru shall I choose? | 我应该选择哪一位上师?

    We should follow our guru not because of his fame, rank, prestige, power or number of students he has or how big his organization is, but because he helped us to transform our minds to be a better person and we can see this within ourselves. This transformation is sacred. Because he gave us dharma from his heart and loved us.

    Read up on the importance of a Guru for our spiritual practice: http://bit.ly/WhichGuruIChoose
  • Sofi
    Monday, Nov 11. 2019 08:11 PM
    House of Shambhala

    I thought I would take the opportunity to introduce all of you to the Kalachakra Tantra and Shambhala, but this post is actually about a beautiful hotel that is in Lhasa, Tibet that I thought I would share with you. It was the architecture that captured my eye, which I found to be very striking and an attractive mix of traditional and modern.

    Find out more of this mystical place and the hotel with its namesake: http://bit.ly/HouseOfShambala
  • Sofi
    Monday, Nov 11. 2019 04:03 PM
    Medicine Buddha Healing Fountain at Kechara Forest Retreat!

    In order for KFR to truly become a place of healing, His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche has conceived a number of ideas including the newly-opened Medicine Buddha Healing Fountain. Embedded within the fountain are semi-precious stones that were especially consecrated by Dorje Shugden while in trance of the Panglung Oracle; His Holiness Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche, widely accepted to be a living emanation of Vajrayogini; our own Tsem Rinpoche and His Eminence Gangchen Rinpoche, an emanation of Medicine Buddha himself. When the water runs over these stones, it becomes charged with the healing properties of the stones and imbued with its blessings.

    Find out about the powerful healing benefits here: http://bit.ly/MedicineBuddhaFountain
  • sarassitham
    Monday, Nov 11. 2019 03:23 PM
    Thank you for the wonderful sharing. I have read that Japan has variety of famous places in the world. It’s a country full of incredible beauty, fantastic mountain view and many wonders beyond the culture.

    Never thought of the awesome villages, offering most spectacular scenery. I loved to see the nature beauty of Nagiso-machi and Kyogoku-cho. Wow extremely wonderful. I also read that Japan has a beautiful weather and a wonderful climate.
    The photographs was extremely good on the villages.

    The photographs was extremely good on the villages. Hope to visit Japan to explore and the experience further on the three main amazing and attractive villages.
  • nicholas
    Monday, Nov 11. 2019 02:29 PM
    The Kuan Yin statue in Macau at the Guan Yin Ecumenical Centre stands at 20 meters tall (65ft), and the lotus stands at 7m (23ft).

    Known as the Buddha of Compassion, Kuan Yin is also known as Chenrezig in Tibetan or Avalokiteshvara (अवलोकितेश्वर) in Sanskrit. This depiction of Kuan Yin is very much similar to Virgin Mary.

    It was sculptured by a famed Portuguese artist named Cristina Rocha, created in parts in Nanjing, and inaugurated by the Portuguese president Jorge Sampaio. The statue is clad in bronze and weighs approximately 50 tons.

    The lotus is seated just off the island, and within the lotus is a quiet area for people to read up more on Kuan Yin, and perhaps even do some prayers.

    As beautiful as Kuan Yin is, there is a powerful purpose behind Kuan Yin’s presence on the shores of this man-made island. Along with Virgin Mary and Tian Hou, Kuan Yin makes up the third virgin trio that maps this peaceful island. The divine trio symbolizes extreme compassion and mercy which also serves to foster tolerance between the cross-cultural attributes of the Portuguese and Chinese. It is for this reason, along with the Virgin Mary, that Kuan Yin stands as a symbol of religious and cultural harmony.

    Although there are a minority of Chinese people that find this statue’s iconography a little difficult to accept, Kuan Yin is still visited and loved by all in Macau. This is due to the rich blend between European and Western cultures.

    Check out the pictures at http://bit.ly/2K7npNK
  • nicholas
    Monday, Nov 11. 2019 02:28 PM
    Nestled amid the rolling mountains, deep within the Larung Gar Valley, thousands of tiny wooden homes form one of the world’s largest Buddhist institutes.

    The remote but sprawling settlement is found at elevations of 12,500ft and is home to over 40,000 monks, nuns and religious students.

    It is located in the Larung Valley, Serthar County of Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, in China.

    It is said to have sprung up from a handful of settlers into the sprawling town that now occupies vast areas of hilly terrain.

    At the focal point is a giant Buddhist monastery – the Serthar Buddhist Institute – with a huge wall separating the monks from the nuns.

    The homes are predominantly made out of wood. Each one is built so close to the next that they all begin to merge into rows of homes.

    Read more about this place at http://bit.ly/36TXPWk
  • nicholas
    Monday, Nov 11. 2019 02:14 PM
    In Buddhism, fasting is considered a method of purification. Theravadin monks fast everyday after 12pm till the next sunrise. The Tibetan Buddhist practice of Nyungne, which includes holding strict vows and fasting, has been gaining increased attention in Buddhist centers across North America. Fasting in Buddhism is to develop control of one’s attachments so the mind can be freed to develop higher awarenesses. Also fasting can be done so that one restricts from a pleasure (food) and dedicate it to someone sick, in need or dying. Basically to restrict one’s body from the normal food intake is to develop discipline, awarness, self control and even appreciation for all one has.

    The Buddha’s spiritual awakening is related to fasting. The young prince Siddhartha left his palace in search of enlightenment and practised for six years under severe austerities and intense mental concentration that his beautiful body withered away to skin and bones. Towards the end of this period, he was surviving only on a single grain of rice a day. Buddha wanted to cut the attachment to the senses starting with excess indulgence in food and so on. This stage of Buddha’s practice is known as Fasting Buddha and the depictions in images or statues are usually called Emaciated or Fasting Buddha.

    Read more at http://bit.ly/2Ka7xKz
  • nicholas
    Monday, Nov 11. 2019 02:04 PM
    Hong Kong (CNN)Nestled in a tranquil hillside, Hong Kong’s newest Buddhist monastery features bulletproof VIP rooms and the world’s second tallest statue of the Goddess of Mercy — a Buddhist deity.

    The monastery is funded entirely by Asia’s richest man, Li Ka-shing, who contributed $193 million from his personal foundation to the building project.

    The premises, styled on Tang dynasty buildings, sprawl across a lush, green area of 500,000 square feet – around nine football fields.

    It can accommodate up to 400 to 500 visitors daily, but will not be open to tour groups in order to preserve the sacred atmosphere.

    Li initiated the project in 2003 to promote Buddhism in the city and construction took five years to complete.

    Stunning sights, statues and bulletproof windows

    At a height of 76 meters (250 feet), the Goddess of Mercy statue overlooks the site and a breathtaking view of Hong Kong’s harbor and several islands.

    The monastery also features several grand halls, including one which houses three ornate 24-karat gold plated Buddhist statues, where people can meditate, and learn about Buddhism.

    But perhaps the most intriguing feature is the bulletproof dormitory rooms.

    One of the three dormitories that provide housing for visiting monks from all over world has built-in bulletproof windows to protect “important guests.”

    “We installed the bulletproof glass windows because we hoped there could be a place to protect our important guests such as the Supreme Patriarch of Thailand and other top monks,” Walter Ngai Kai-shu, secretary general of the monastery told local media.

    The rooms are still empty, and Ngai added that they were not designed for Li or any specific individual, reported the South China Morning Post.

    Visitors are not allowed to bring joss sticks, meat, alcohol, or other food offerings in order to be environmentally friendly — instead the monastery will provide water.

    “There are many other ways to offer the Buddha apart from joss sticks,” Ngai told local media.

    Currently, a dozen monks, mainly from Hong Kong and Southeast Asia reside inside the monastery.

    It will be open to the public on April 15, but registration and booking is now available online.

    http://bit.ly/2qCgWUr
  • nicholas
    Monday, Nov 11. 2019 01:56 PM
    Vajrayogini is well known to have emanated within the Himalayan regions of Nepal, Tibet, Mongolia and even China. According to Buddha Shakyamuni, as years progressively become more distant from the time when the Buddha was alive, the “effectiveness” of the Tantras will diminish as the merits to uphold these teachings decrease. But for the Heruka and Vajrayogini tantras, it is the opposite. As we get further away from the time of the Buddha, our desires increase. Thus, the effectiveness of the Heruka and Vajrayogini tantras also increase as they use our desire as a tool to bring us to Enlightenment.

    The Vajravarahi/Yogini Cave (Dorje Phagmo Cave) is located within the boundaries of Vajravarahi Hill (亥母山) in Liangzhou in Gansu Province, China. The origins of this cave dates back to the year 1004 AD. According to records, on the 25th day of the 1st lunar month, Vajravarahi reincarnated in human form together with her four other dakinis. These dakinis began to make tsog offerings and perform tantric rituals at the age of five in this sacred cave every 10th and 25th of the lunar month until they reached the age of eight. At that age, on the 25th day of the 12th lunar month, they ascended to Kechara Heaven.

    Throughout the centuries, many high lamas of the Tibetan Buddhist order have visited this cave. For instance, in 1244, the great Tibetan sage, Sakya Pandita went to Liangzhou for a meeting with the officials of China and brought with him his younger sister, Drukpa Rangmo and his nephew, Chogyal Phagpa. At this sacred site of Vajravarahi, the entourage made extensive offerings and performed tsog. It was during this time that Drukpa Rangmo made a Dorje Phagmo statue from clay and enshrined the statue in this very cave. On another occasion, the 6th Dalai Lama on his way home from a pilgrimage to Wutaishan stayed in this cave for a long duration in retreat and prayer. To mark this occasion and also the sacred space of Vajravarahi, the 6th Dalai Lama erected a stupa made of clay in the cave.

    Read more about Vajravarahi Caves in China at http://bit.ly/34N1ROp
  • Yee Yin
    Monday, Nov 11. 2019 01:22 PM
    Thank you for sharing with us more about Rinpoche. Rinpoche never wasted a minute in his life to help others. Everything Rinpoche did was to bring benefits to others, it was never for himself. Even though he had been hurt before, but he never inflicted pain on another person because he knew how hard it was. Rinpoche’s kindness was not limited to people who are closed to him or who knew him personally, his kindness was for every sentient beings, regardless. Even though Rinpoche is not with us anymore but he had left behind many precious teachings to benefit us.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/tales-with-my-lama-a-snapshot-of-rinpoches-room
  • Pastor Lanse
    Monday, Nov 11. 2019 01:08 PM
    每一回经过克切拉禅修林庞隆精舍,除了欣慰几近完全消失的庞隆精舍终于得以再现,更是感恩上师尊贵的詹杜固仁波切对于保护传承所付出的心力。上师让我们看到的是,一个传承的延续靠的并不是多大的财力物力,而是真正维护传承的用心。

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-revival-of-panglung-ritroe-in-kechara-forest-retreat-chinese.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Nov 11. 2019 01:05 PM
    A rare holy, sacred and precious picture of His Holiness 16th Karmapa with His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche tells a thousand words. Karmapa is Chenresik and Trijang Rinpoche is Vajra Yogini. In fact there is a mind blowing connections between the two enlightened and perfected beings. Wow…… HH 16th Karmapa and HH Trijang Rinpoche are both enlightened manifesting again and again for the benefit of others. Interesting read showing enlightenment has no borders no matter what tradition one comes from.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/mind-blowing-connections-between-two-high-lamas.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Nov 11. 2019 01:04 PM
    Wonderful long life prayers by two great Lamas for our Guru Tsem Rinpoche years back. Reading through the prayers its truly filled with blessings tells all. With folded hands thank you both great masters for composing this lovely prayer which invoke the blessing of Three Jewels.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/long-life-prayer-by-kensur-konchok-tsering-rinpoche-and-trijang-rinpoche.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Nov 11. 2019 01:02 PM
    An awesome moment of respect. What a great example of wisdom to share with the world when two spiritual leaders meet. Both discussed various aspects of monastic life, all religions, despite their philosophical differences, convey similar messages of love and compassion. It is a great joy for them to foster inter-religious harmony. The Dalai Lama even presents Cardinal with a wonderful souvenir of a Buddha statue.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/his-holiness-the-cardinal.html
  • m.priyaa
    Monday, Nov 11. 2019 11:55 AM
    நன்றி ரினழபோச்சே இதை வழங்கியதற்க்கு.பகவான் டோர்ஜே ஷுக்டேன் அவர்களை வழிபட எந்த மதத்தினராகவும் இருக்கலாம். நாம் நம்முடைய மதத்தை விட்டு வேறு மதம் அல்லது கலாச்சாரத்தை மாற்ற வேண்டிய அவசியம் இல்லை. பகவானுக்கு எம்மதமும் இல்லை, பெயர் மற்றும் உருவம் இல்லை, ஆரம்பமும் இல்லை, முடிவும் இல்லை; மனிதனே வெவ்வேறான பெயர்கள், அடையாளங்கள் மற்றும் எல்லைகள் ஆகியவற்றை உருவாக்கிக் கொள்கின்றான். ஆகவே, நாம் இந்து, ஜெயின், பௌத்தர் அல்லது எம்மதமாக இருப்பினும், அம்மதத்திலேயே இருந்து, பகவான் டோர்ஜே ஷுக்டேன் அவர்களை வழிபடமுடியும். நாம் உண்மையாக, நல்ல மனத்துடன், மற்றவர்களிடம் அன்பாக மற்றும் கருணையாக இருந்தால் நிச்சயமாக அவர் நம்மை ஆசீர்வதிப்பார்.


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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
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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
6 months ago
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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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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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
6 months ago
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.
6 months ago
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
6 months ago
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
Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
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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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