Why Visit Holy Pilgrimages?

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Nov 10, 2012

My talk on “Why Visit Holy Pilgrimages?”

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(By Tsem Rinpoche)

Dear friends,

Some students and friends will be visiting Bodhgaya, Rajgir, Nalanda and Sarnath. I decided to record the significance of these places for them. Knowing the significance their pilgrimage will be more powerful and meaningful. Lord Buddha Himself recommended we visit the place of His Birth, enlightenment, where He first taught and parinirvana. I had the great fortune to visit these places many times and I truly loved my pilgrimage to these places. I have spent quite alot of time at each place doing prayers and meditations. I highly recommended all Buddhists to visit these places at least once in their lives. I highly recommend those who wish to deepen their cultural experiences to also visit. These places vibrate with peace and powerful blessed energy. I wish a good trip to my friends and all who will visit.

Tsem Rinpoche


 

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My guru H.E. Kensur Rinpoche and I in front of Bodhgaya’s Mahabodhi temple. The Mahabodhi temple is one of the four holy sites related to the life of Lord Buddha, and particularly to the attainment of Enlightenment. It was built by Emperor Asoka in the 3rd century B.C. (source: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1056)

 

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The holy statue of Shakyamuni Buddha at Bodhgaya. The senior monk on the right is the caretaker and he just helped me to offer fresh robes onto Lord Buddha. I was grateful for his help.

 

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The Bodhi Tree at Bodhgaya under which Lord buddha gained Enlightenment more than 2500 years ago.

 

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The Japanese temple at Bodhgaya. A must visit.

 

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Vulture’s Peak in Rajgir was the Buddha’s favorite retreat and the scene for many of his discourses. According to the commentaries this place got its name because vultures used to perch on some of the peak’s rocks. Vulture’s Peak may be the second holiest place of Buddhism, after the Mahabodhi temple because this is the place where the Buddha spent so much time on retreat, meditating, and teaching so many discourses. The Heart Sutra was also preached here by Avalokitesvara to Shariputra. (source: http://dhammawiki.com/index.php?title=Vulture_Peak)

 

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This is the Sarnath stupa. Sarnath is the deer park where Lord Buddha first taught the Dharma. Sarnath is located 13 kilometres north-east of Varanasi, in Uttar Pradesh, India. After attaining Enlightenment, Lord Buddha travelled to Sarnath and found his five former companions, and Buddha taught them, they understood and as a result they also became enlightened. At that time the Sangha, the community of the enlightened ones, was founded. (source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarnath)

 

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Nalanda is an ancient center of higher Buddhist learning in Bihar, India from 427 to 1197. Nalanda was established in the 5th century AD. It was devoted to Buddhist studies. Nalanda produced great Buddhist masters like Nagarjuna, Asanga, Atisha etc. (source: http://www.aicte-india.org/downloads/ancient.pdf)

 

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  1. sarassitham on Oct 4, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful article. I too had many dreams to do holy pilgrimages trip to India. Knowing why it is important and the belief and faith to visit the holy site. I understand that pilgrimages trip frequently involve a journey or search of moral or spiritual significance.

    Many religions attach spiritual importance to particular places or of their visual connection with the divine. Holy site has many miracle which need to be witnessed and to perform. I too have many wishes to feel the magical vibration and to receive the spiritual power to achieve and to benefit from them.

    A few months ago, I had a wonderful blessing for my spiritual and safe journey to India from Tsem Rinpoche. I was very happy to receive the message and had started to do some saving. I pretty sure my ambitious dream will be fulfilled soon and I will be able to touch the holy land.

  2. Julia Tan on Jan 21, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    The greatest pilgrimage trip I had was 10 years ago lead by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche himself to Nepal with a big group of us. It was truly a meritorious trip. We received teaching from Rinpoche every morning after breakfast. We did prayer when we arrived the sacrate places. Rinpoche took time to explain and dharma talk at every places we visited. At the time KIM team was newly formed. Ms Han and her team took a very good Video for the whole trip.

    Thank you Rinpoche for your love and care. I must visit Bodhgaya soon.

  3. Sharon Ong on Jan 19, 2018 at 1:08 am

    If I had not read this post and watch the video, I think I would have just gone on a pilgrimage without any proper motivation and take loads of photos, buy souvenirs and do the usual tourist-y thing. Having understood the importance of a strong good motivation and other Do’s and Don’ts during a pilgrimage, I will keep these in mind when I go on any pilgrimage when I have the merits.

    However, as Jace reminded me of the BEST and holiest pilgrimage site is where our Guru resides, I consider myself very fortunate to be able to have such an easy access to a holy site like Kechara Forest Retreat. One of the things I love about KFR is that my breaks from work walking around the various holy Buddha statues and Vajrayogini Stupa is not only a healthy activity but a meritorious one too.

    Thank you for the teaching in this post, Rinpoche. And thank you for KFR!

  4. Jace Chong on Jan 18, 2018 at 11:31 pm

    The Manjushri Hill team have a discussion on this topic and thanks again Rinpoche and team for this post.

    Reading back this post which was published 6 years ago, it brings back a lot memories and also we have learned some new thoughts throughout these years. I appreciate very much to have been visiting holy places mentioned by Rinpoche, and now I understand the holiest place among all that we can collect the most merits is where our Guru resides.

    Although I understand that my financial situation might not allow me to go for more pilgrimages, I am the lucky one to live and work near the Guru, which is the best pilgrimage for my life.

    Thank you Rinpoche.

  5. Stella Cheang on Nov 1, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    Buddhist around the world is encouraged to make a trip to Bodhgaya – the place where Buddha Shakyamuni attained enlightenment under the Bodhi tree. The Bodhi Tree is considered the most significant of the seven sacred sites in Bodhgaya. Another most sacred holy item is the great Mahabodhi Stupa to commemorate the spot where Buddha became enlightened. Mahabodhi means great compassion. The stupa was built by King Ashoka. Inside the stupa resides the most sacred Buddha image which was built 60 years after Buddha parinirvana. It was commissioned by a lady who had seen the Buddha himself. Hence, the image has the closest resemblance to Buddha’s image. Thank you, Rinpoche.

  6. Samfoonheei on Apr 19, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    Great to know the signaficance of visiting Holy Pilgrimages.Good and easy understanding explaned by Rinpoche.The pilgrimage will be more powerful and meaningful if we can visit Lord Buddha Birth place,enlightenment and where He first taught and parinirvana.That is interesting to know those places as mentioned.I would love to visit some day that will help me in my Dharma practices. And as explaned by Rinpoche all these Holy places vibrate with more peace and powerful blessed energy to bless each and everyone who was there.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing

  7. Jason on Apr 2, 2017 at 9:08 am

    Pilgrimage to holy places especially to Buddha’s Birth,Enlightened, Discourse and enter Paranirwana place is really help us in our Dharma practices to gain attainment.
    Rinpoche told us that pilgrimage will trigger our Dharma seeds or imprint from previous life. Once Dharma seed sprout, our spiritual path become easier and we will acheive fruitful spiritual.
    Rinpoche shared the pilgrimage article really inspired more Buddhism practitioners to visit India.
    I must plan for my pilgrimage to India soon in order to create more good cause for my spiritual path.
    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing.

    Jason

  8. Paul Yap on Nov 28, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    i really like Bodhgaya very very much. it was the sacred place where Lord Buddha meditated and became enlighten under a bodhi tree. i have made few pilgrimage trips to Bodhgaya past few years, there are lots of monks, nuns and lay people from all over the world doing retreats, prayers and circumambulation at Bodhgaya. The energies in Bodhgaya is very peaceful and calming. Buddha Shakyamuni statue inside the main stupa was said to resemble Buddha himself the most. The pilgrims can offer monk robes to this Buddha image directly to collect merits. My favorite time at Bodhgaya was doing non-stop circumambulation around the stupa at night time.

  9. Wan Wai Meng on Aug 28, 2015 at 2:40 am

    Rinpoche is infinitely kind to explain these power places to us and also curate the pilgrimage trips that will benefit us the most. As going to such places can really turbo charges our spiritual practice to a whole new level.

  10. Sharon Ong on May 7, 2015 at 10:59 pm

    Thank you for sharing the do’s and don’ts as we should maximise our short time at these sacred places. I would love to make a pilgrimage to these holy sites one day soon as these places are imbued with blessings and positive energies of Enlightened Beings that will help spur us on our path to Enlightenment.

  11. 蕙柔 on May 5, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    感谢仁波切的分享,让我们知道4个佛教徒必须前往朝拜的非常神圣的地方。让我们知道关于很多有关佛陀经历过的地方,指导我们到那里必须做什么。希望我们都有机会可以前往那么神圣的地方感受这一切。

  12. Alice Tay on May 5, 2015 at 9:41 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this holy pilgrimages video. I like this video very much because I feel it is very comprehensive and detailed information for us who have not been these places .

    The place that I wish the most to visit is Bodhgaya – Mahabodhi Stupa . Like what have Rinpoche mentioned that with our strong aspiration , we may have the chance to enlightenment. Other than that we could do more offerings according to our affordability , and it is very meritorious . I will keep the words given by Rinpoche when I am really have the opportunity to visit Bodhgaya.

    • Alice Tay on Jan 19, 2018 at 12:12 am

      This is very interesting to discuss with dharma sisters and brothers about pilgrimage trips that were organised by Kechara. The seniors are very kind to share their experiences on the pilgrimage such as Nepal and Wu Tai Shan. Some have shared about the importance of motivation, aspirations and preparations before go on pilgrimage.

      I humbly wish that the day to visit Bodhgaya will come very soon.?

  13. Kien Wong on May 5, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    Pilgrimage to the holy site, not only benefit us to get imprint of Dharma and also benefit us to collect merits to proceed further in practicing Dharma. We should well prepare and study before we start the Pilgrimage and set the motivation right. So, we can get the maximum bless from the holy site.

  14. stella on May 5, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    As Buddhist, we must visit the 4 holy places of Buddha at least once in our lifetime. The 4 holy places mark Buddha’s birth, enlightenment, first turn of dharma wheel and parinirvana. These are places for us to plant a seed to be able to achieve the same attainment as Buddha. It is therefore very important for us to have the correct motivation when visiting the holy places. I am very thankful that Rinpoche had so kindly provided us with this guidelines on what to do, setting the motivation and what not to be missed during the pilgrimage.

    It is my wish to be able to visit the 4 holy places very soon.

    Thank you very much, Rinpoche, for the generous sharing.

    Humbly, with folded palms,
    Stella

  15. yoke chim yap on Apr 20, 2015 at 11:02 pm

    感恩上师的分享,真希望有机缘在上师或克切拉组团帶领下,走一趟朝圣之旅。去看看这些古老又神圣的廟宇。

  16. paolorossi4444@yahoo.com on Apr 20, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    Borobudur one sacred holy place.

  17. jerry_sito on Nov 14, 2013 at 11:19 am

    感恩仁波切的分享与开示

    在仁波切的慈爱与加持下,是如此的感恩,仁波切给予我们笔记与开示,并附上照片,好使我们能在这里看到如此庄严殊胜的地方的照片,我祈愿所有的人都能有一趟如此充满法喜的朝圣旅程,祈愿我们都有机会去到这些地方,为我们的心种下强烈的佛法种子,而迈向证悟的旅程

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  21. Jean Ai on Feb 12, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    The first pilgrimage I ever went on was to Bodhgaya in 2004, and I had the great merits of going there with Rinpoche. We were going there to scout the place, and make arrangements for another group of 60 pilgrims to travel there in the following month.

    Whilst we were at Bodhgaya, Rinpoche said we must be aware of the fact Lord Buddha chose that very space in the universe to manifest enlightenment. Therefore, there has to be something special about that space.

    Since that space is special, we should not occupy ourselves with mundane things like gossiping, focusing on when’s our next meal or how dusty India is, or how uncomfortable our hotel is, etc. We spend the majority of our lives doing that, so when we go to Bodhgaya, we should make the effort to leave that attitude behind.

    Instead, we should focus on three things:

    (1) when we are circumambulating around the Mahabodhi Stupa, we are occupying our body with a holy act

    (2) when we are circumambulating, we should recite mantras. In that way, our speech is occupied with a holy act

    (3) as we circumabumlate around the stupa, visualise that we are walking a long journey, on a pilgrimage to see Lord Buddha. In that way, our mind is occupied with a holy act

    I have never forgotten that trip because it was quite unlike any trip I had ever made before. Not only was the energy in Bodhgaya amazing (I did 4000 prostrations in 4 days!), but with Rinpoche there, it didn’t become just another trip to India like it so easily could’ve been.

  22. Paris on Jan 17, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    I was one of very few people who had the fortune to go to Bodhgaya recently on a trip with about 6 other friends and our parents and what an wonderful journey it was to trace the footsteps of Buddha himself. Listening to Rinpoche’s teachings beforehand (and across the many years), as well as having a local guide on the trip itself brought the places to life, as if Buddha had just been there and left not a few moments ago.

    We were also fortunate to have gone at times when there were actually not that many people. Places like Vultures Peak and Kushinagar were quiet enough for the group to sit down for long enough periods of time to do our personal and group prayers, and candle, incense and khata offerings. Rinpoche was also very kind to have recommended specific prayers for us to do, to make the most of our short time there.

    Most of all, the trip was incredible for us to be able to do something truly sacred with our elderly parents, to create merit and perform prayers together with them. Rinpoche had advised that this would be one of the best ways we could repay the kindness of our mothers and fathers, to help them connect with such powerful places and beings for their future lives. It benefits each of us too, of course – so perhaps, instead of thinking about just another eating, shopping, sightseeing holiday, you might consider doing a pilgrimage like this in the future which benefits you not just during the trip but forevermore!

    David and I have written up our experiences of being in India … which will be up soon! Watch this space! 🙂

  23. David Lai on Jan 2, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    These are sacred and beautiful sites that Rinpoche travelled to. Due to a stroke of good luck coupled with prayers and deeds from a previous life, I did managed to travel to these holy sites to make offerings and prayers.

    The place is ancient but very much alive today with thousands upon thousands of pilgrims. It is really sad but many of these sites contain museums that hold relics of a distant past where Buddhism was as alive as it was in old Tibet. Unfortunately, degeneration in practice, political instability and along with Muslim invasion reduced these great ancient Buddhist sites into mere ruins.

  24. KYC on Jan 1, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    These holy places became meaningful to me when I went on the pilgrimage with the group led by Paul Yap in December 2012. It was like tracing the footsteps of the Buddha and by doing this, we know more about Buddha’s life and the great deeds performed by him. On Vulture’s Peak I saw a stone that actually looks like a vulture. Maybe that’s how the place got its name. I enjoyed going to all these places and the trip has inspired me to find out more about the Buddha’s life and teachings.

  25. Joy on Dec 21, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    I love and I am so fortunate to visited such holy places like Bodhgaya and Nepal with Rinpoche. It is like you have been transported to a different realm and your whole entire being is emerged with pure 100% spiritual practices. You left the word you came from “samsara’ and connect with your inner self, the peace you find is natural and ever so pure. It was like ur in some Dharma heaven and there is no distractions.

    You see so many people, holy man and woman doing their prayers, doing prostrations, doing pujas, do meditations, sitting, walking, offerings, lighting a butter lamp etc. and all for that one goal… enlightenment. It was awe inspiring. The Maha Bodhi temple was like a peace sanctuary, amidst the chaos and poverty of this word. Just outside it you come face to face with the poorest of the poorest and I remembered Rinpoche told us… this is why Buddha chose this place to gain Enlightenment because they were reminders of samsara and they were also our teachers… you cannot help not give something to a child of not more than 10 years old asking you in his dirt for some money for food. Though we were warn to not give because then we’d be swamp with a hundred of them and we’d be rob, but some how cannot ignore him when he is right in you face. So we gave food instead of money discretely.

    If given a chance I would definitely go there again to engage in any of the preliminaries such as prostrations… you cannot help but get in to that mode naturally, effortlessly.

  26. mitra on Dec 20, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the teaching on pilgrimage to holy sites in bodhgaya.

  27. So Kin Hoe on Nov 22, 2012 at 8:17 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for showing many holy places, especially where Buddha gained the Enlightenment under Bodhi Tree at Bodhgaya. The scenery at Vultures Peak is peace and full of blessed energies. I wish i can visit one of these holy places and bring back the benefits to my local friends and family.

    • Gwee Saw Tin on Nov 25, 2012 at 11:47 pm

      Thank you for this talk. The clear instructions regarding the prayers, offerings, meditation, etc to be done at the various sacred places, prepare us for the pilgrimage. I have listened to the recording a number of times. I am very excited to be going to Bodhgaya.

  28. grace (KHJB) on Nov 19, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for The sharing of the photo and with wording, it was great to know more about those holy places. How fortunate if we able visit the places personally .

  29. Uncle Eddie on Nov 19, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    Lord Buddha had many times referred to the value of Pilgrimage. In accordance with a quotation found in a commentary of the Vinaya Sutra, Lord Buddha had said, “Bhiksu, after my passing away, if all sons and daughters of good family and the faithful, so long as they live, go to the four Holy places, they should go and remember:- Here at Lumbini, the enlightened one was born; Here at Bodhgaya, He attained enlightenment; Here at Sarnath, He turned twelve wheels of Dharma; and Here at Kushinagar, He entered Parinrvana!” It is in accord with the Doctorine that “a pilgrimage to these four places will greatly help to purify their previously accumulated negative Karmas, even the five Heinous actions”. Our best congratulations to Paul and our Kecharians and friends for partaking with what Lord Buddha had said, we greatly rejoiced for them!

  30. Jace Chong on Nov 18, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the video, we watched it before we started our pilgrimage to Bodhgaya and Varanasi.

    We all bear in mind that this is not a holiday or sight seeing trip, this is a trip to Buddha’s places where we have to grab every chance to do as much offerings as possible.

    I like every places that Rinpoche mentioned above, especially Sarnath. It’s where Buddha gave the first teaching, the Four Noble Truths. The Buddha’s statue at Varanasi is in the mudra of first turning Dharma wheel. And it’s the place Buddha formed Sangha. I feel overwhelm and grateful that the place still protected for us to see, the place where Dharma starts.

    May the wheel of Dharma keep turning until the samsara emptied. _/\_

  31. Felix Kong on Nov 18, 2012 at 1:36 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for explain so details . This is a nice place to visit.

  32. Mei Fong on Nov 16, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    I will definitely make a trip to these places mention by Rinpoche at least once in my lifetime. Knowing the significance of these places makes the trip much more meaningful as one can look forward and know what is to be expected from each site. Rejoice Rejoice…..Thank you Rinpoche

  33. andrew on Nov 16, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    wow rinpoche well done
    many places here
    good work
    you really are amazing

  34. wei theng on Nov 16, 2012 at 12:46 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the significant of each holy places to us and to set our motivation correctly. I would love to be at these holy place of Lord Buddha – places of His Birth, enlightenment, where He first taught and parinirvana. It will be great to visit these places to get the blessings and to be enlightened and able to benefit more people.

  35. abby F on Nov 14, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    I have not been to pilgrimage, but thank you Rinpoche for explaining to us what should we do and where should we go when we are in pilgrimage. I never know that we can offer monk robes to Buddha Shakyamuni and this is so meritorious. From this video I understand that the purpose of going to pilgrimage, is to plant the seeds and make aspirations to get enlightenment just like the Lord Buddha. At the holy sites, we should recite prayers and mantras, not wasting time to chit-chat or do idle chatter.

    And the places where Lord Buddha is born, get enlightened, first turned the Dharma Wheel and the place where He went into parinirvana are very scared and these are the places that every Buddhist should go. To be able to be at these places, we should rejoice for ourselves and others because we have the merits to be there.

    I wish to go Nalanda very much too. As this is the place where many Buddhist scholars and Geshes studied many many years back.

  36. lewkwanleng on Nov 13, 2012 at 2:39 am

    I have not been to Bodhgaya yet, but I sure will do what I can to collect merits to have my pilgrimage soon.

    I have been to Nepal for pilgrimage before, and thanks to a super knowledgable guide Su Ming, I really felt I get a lot out of the pilgrimage, and not just another tourist.

    This short video, though is only less than 20 minutes, gives a lot of insights of what we Buddhists should do when we are in holy places. For me, what I leant the most from this video, is that we should have a good motivation, and never idle chat or gossip.

    Also, thank you Rinpoche for giving a concise history of where Buddha Shakyamuni did His meditation, become fully enlightened, where He first turn the Wheel of Dharma.

  37. Lim (KH JB) on Nov 13, 2012 at 2:16 am

    Rejoice for all Kecharians that going this pilgrimage trip to Bodhgaya. And thanks Rinpoche for the important teaching.

    May all Kecharians can visit such holy places in this life time and get nearer to Enlightenment.

  38. Wan Wai Meng on Nov 13, 2012 at 1:38 am

    Power places such as Bodhgaya have the potential to tap into our latent merits. Bodhgaya is indeed a place of power all the buddhas of this fortunate aeon will manifest at this spot. Why this spot over and over again I don’t know now hope one day I will know it. Be happy no matter what we face during pilgrimage is good and beneficial for us.

  39. June Tang (KHJB) on Nov 12, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the important teaching about why visit holy place,what we should set a very good motivation and should do prayer when arrive at holy place.May I have the fortune to visit those holy place with my family and all KHJB groups ^_^ Best wishes to Paul and all Kecharians on this pilgrimage !!

  40. Jessica Yap on Nov 12, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    So kind of Rinpoche to compile different prayers to be recited at different holy places while on the pilgrimage. Rinpoche is always so thoughtful and caring towards everyone. The advice from this video is so precious! What better way to experience the holy pilgrimage than having Rinpoche giving us a heads up and a explanation on the significance of the different holy places.

    May I be able to visit these holy places in future and hopefully with Rinpoche too. hehe

    Thank you for sharing,Rinpoche!

  41. Cynthia Ng on Nov 12, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Thank You Rinpoche for the clear instructions on what to do at these holy places. I definitely go to Bodhgaya and the other holy sites one day. These are places that all Buddhists should visit and make offerings. I remember very well must set a good motivation! Rejoice all of them visit the holy places.

  42. Angelshooi on Nov 12, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    Thank You Rinpoche again for the teachings of pilgrimage.

    I am glad to know that some of Kecharians are visiting
    I was fortunate to visit Bodhgaya with a small group led by H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche in year 2003. I like the holy place very much, may I have the fortune to visit the place again with my lovely kids.

  43. sweekeong on Nov 12, 2012 at 2:50 am

    Such an amazing place. And Vulture’s peak! I have heard of it so many times in the Sutras. This is a historical place resided by a perfect being in human form who we called him the Buddha, an enlightened being who show everyone of us that there is an end to all suffering we have experience since beginningless time. Now each of the person who is going there will be able to see for themselves these auspicious holy places and come back to tell their friends and families of what we Buddhist can accomplish so much in our short lives living as a human being. Very happy for them and all of us! 🙂

  44. bengkooi on Nov 12, 2012 at 1:39 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for taking the time from your busy schedule to record this teaching, as I know that Rinpoche is currently extremely busy in KFR. I found this video very useful and informative for the next pilgrimage to Bodhgaya, and have already taken note of the prayers and offerings to prepare for each stop.

    More importantly, I have also noted the motivations to set at each stage. Rinpoche instructions for the Bodhgaya pilgrimage reminds me very much of the teachings Rinpoche gave during the pilgrimage to Kathmandu in 2008. The feeling throughout that particular pilgrimage was very magical, as various holy sites came to life, for example as Rinpoche described the Manjushri teaching site.

    I imaging the trip to Bodhgaya will be similar, and I only wish that Rinpoche would be coming for this pilgrimage as well.

  45. judy lam on Nov 11, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Bodhaya looks so beautiful. Rinpoche has recommended that every Buddhist should visit Bodgaya at least once in their lifetime, and I do hope I will have the good fortune of going there one day. Thank you Rinpoche giving this teaching.

  46. DR on Nov 11, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    Looking at these photos bring back alot of good memories. It was December 1994, going on my first pilgrimage without any clue what I was heading out for and not comprehending the true significance of it. This was the trip I met Rinpoche for the first time.

    I had the merits to take refuge from Rinpoche under the bodhi tree in Bodhgaya, listened to the teachings on Karma at the Deer Park in Sarnath (this was the first turning of the dharma by Shakyamuni Buddha after he attained enlightenment), visited Nalanda, received the teachings on Heart Sutra from Rinpoche at Vultures Peak and did circumabulation nightly at the Japanese temple. Wow! 11 awesome days with Rinpoche. Talk about having merits!

    I wish our pilgrims all the best on this trip and may their lives take on the dharma path now and always.

  47. Davin on Nov 11, 2012 at 11:32 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for the teaching and explaination on the significance of visiting holy places. Rejoice for the group of Kecharians there now. Seeing the beautiful photo of these holy sites inspired me to go there right away. Hopefully I can go there one day.

  48. Albert Ratchaga on Nov 11, 2012 at 9:46 am

    The Best Tour Guide ever, thank you Rinpoche for the explanation. This is so useful for the first timer as they don’t know what to do when going for pilgrimage.

    We go for pilgrimage is not for any normal tour or holiday, it is for us to make prayers, offerings to gain merits so it helps in our spiritual practice, so it is very important to make good motivation before going for the trip.

    Buddha spent his lifetime doing Dharma, practicing and teaching, going to the place where Buddha walk the path, it is for us to gain aspiration and to develop more faith in Dharma as Buddha was human once too, but he showed us the path to enlightenment and all these are not any tales, he does left signs, traces for us to see.

  49. Pastor Chia on Nov 11, 2012 at 3:00 am

    Many memory brought back when i first visit Bodhagaya and with the Kecharian at year 2004. Rinpoche lead the tour to pilgrimage Bodhgaya,we enjoy every single moment there did our prayer compiled by rinpoche.

    At this trip we had taken refuge under bodhi tree from rinpoche. It was so meaningful and auspicious be a Buddhist and received therefuge vow. Everyday,we used up every moment to did prostration, prayer, offering light and Offering robe to lord Buddha statue at Maha Bodhi stupa.Until now i still miss our trip a lot.

  50. Milly on Nov 11, 2012 at 1:13 am

    I was fortunate to be able to go to Bodhgaya with Rinpoche and other pilgrims. It was a wish come true and I pray that I will be able to visit there again. Looking at the serene Buddha Shakyamuni brought tears to my eyes. All pilgrimages are even more meaningful as Rinpoche always kindly explain its significance and benefits to us before our trip and advises on the prayers and offerings to make for us to collect merits.

  51. Henry Ooi on Nov 11, 2012 at 1:02 am

    Ah yes, Bodhgaya. The memories of this sanctified place are brought back even though I visited twice some 7-8 years ago. There was a large group of us who had the merits to make the pilgrimage then. Now is this best time of the year to visit.

    I rejoice for the group of Kecharians there now.

  52. Sheryl KH (JB) on Nov 10, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for making the efforts and time admist your busy schedule in KFR to give advice to those who are on their way to pilgrimage as well as many others who will be going there in the future.

    What you have described are not only detailed but also truly useful, for you list out the step-by-step of what to do when we are in these holy places.

    Among all these places, I feel more drawn to the Shakyamuni Buddha (and it will be very great to have the opportunity to offer robes and fruits), the Bodhi tree and the Vulture’s Peak.

    I believe it will be a great life time experiences to be able to visit to these holy places…

  53. lucy yap on Nov 10, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    The ancient practice of pilgrimage is very popular and sacred sites remain spiritually meaningful to millions today.These holy places are some of the most beautiful and interesting sights encountered.
    Thank you Rinpoche for the clear instruction,explanation and priceless pictures.May all Buddhist have the great fortune to visit these holy sites.
    Best wishes to Paul and friends on this pilgrimage.

  54. Adrian Chow on Nov 10, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this very important articles. I think if not of this video, i’ll be blown away by the Bodhi tree alone and start taking pictures..hehe. Hopefully i’ll be there very soon. I wish everyone who’s on this trip all the best and be planted a powerful seed to gain realization and achieve enlightenment!

  55. Mayy on Nov 10, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    I was truly fortunate to go on a pilgrimage to Bodhgaya with Rinpoche along with a group of Kecharians and friends way back in December 2004. I love the place admist all the dust, dirt and the poors. Would love to go there again one day.

  56. Low ksjc on Nov 10, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing and teaching.Your description was very detail as I could have a vivid mental picture of the location as described. I hope in the future I would have a chance to visit those holy location.For all those who is going this year end for the pilgrimage ,all the best and may you all have a safe journey.

  57. patsy on Nov 10, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    I had the great fortune to go on pilgrimage many years ago with Rinpoche to Bodhgaya and the pilgrims took refuge while some renewed their refuge vows. Like what Rinpoche mentioned, very Buddhist must visit this holy places. I wish to go there again in the near future.

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for this teaching and explanations.

  58. Joe Ang on Nov 10, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Thank you for sharing with us these very valuable information about Bodhgaya and other holy sites around the area and how to get there.

    This will be a good preparation for all first timer who will be going to visit, and a reminder for those who have visited and is visiting again this very holy place, where Lord Shakyamuni achieved enlightenment.

    May everyone who will be visiting Bodhgaya remember Rinpoche’s advice and set very good motivation and prayer when arrive at this holy place.

    Joe

  59. Erickksiow on Nov 10, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Thank You Rinpoche for the clear explanation about Why Visit Holy Pilgrimages.. Will plan for it. ( Always love India, Nepal and Tibet )

    Best Regards : Erickksiow

  60. Lim Han Nee on Nov 10, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Thank you, Rinpoche,for this talk which clearly directs and guides us as to the prayers, offerings, practices, meditations and aspirations we should make when we visit this most sacred of spots , Bodhgaya, where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment 2600 years ago and changed all our lives to make them meaningful. Furthermore, there are clear instructions on prayers and aspirations for pilgrims to make at Vultures’ Peak, and at Sarnath too.

    How meritorious it would be to touch one’s forehead to the seat where Lord Buddha sat and attained Enlightenment and to make aspirations at that very moment that we would also attain Enlightenment!

    Then again how meritorious to visit Vultures’ Peak where Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, through the power of Buddha, answered Shariputra’s question on the nature of all phenomena in the form of the Perfection of Wisdom Sutra on Emptiness, the Heart Sutra. How great to make aspirations that one would attain the realization of this Emptiness and, with that, cut our Ignorance, the root cause of our suffering.

    Indeed,by making this pilgrimage, we would be planting powerful seeds to gain Dharma realizations and attainment of Buddhahood , by being where Lord Buddha was when He attained Enlightenment, where the Heart Sutra was delivered and where He first turned the Wheel of Dharma, and by visiting the site of Nalanda, the great seat of learning established by Lord Buddha’s students and from where great pandits like Shantideva ensured that Buddha’s teachings were recorded and preserved and spread – Nalanda, on which Lord Tsongkapa modeled the great Monasteries of Gaden, Sera and Drepung!

  61. Tat Ming on Nov 10, 2012 at 11:27 am

    Thank You Rinpoche for the clear instructions on what to do at these holy places. I will definitely go to Bodhgaya and the other holy sites one day! These are places that all Buddhists should visit.

  62. AdelineTan on Nov 10, 2012 at 10:29 am

    I’m very fortunate to have the honour to visit these holy places with H E Tsem Rinpoche and H E Kensur Rinpoche years ago and this is really a memorable pilgrimage trip for me in this life. Thank you Rinpocche.

  63. Girlie OOI on Nov 10, 2012 at 8:00 am

    My first pilgrimage was to Bodhgaya led by none other than Rinpoche himself. I am unable to join my fellow Kecharians on this trip. I wish them well.

  64. choisheem on Nov 10, 2012 at 7:16 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for teaching on pilgrimage to holy sites in Bodhgaya and some of the surrounding areas. With this teaching in mind, may all the participants be able to gain more knowledge and understand the significance of each of the sites they are going to be visiting.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jul 9. 2020 04:41 PM
    Heart breaking after watching the video. Its really sad watching those animals including bludgeoning, neck-breaking while many are skinned alive. The way they were killed just for their fur is horrible inhumane practices. In fact those animals are confined to relatively small wire cages with little enrichment. Millions of fur-bearing animals are killed every year by trappers worldwide. For many of us, wearing fur is simply cruel, and to be avoided at all costs. China is the largest importer of fur pelts in the world and the largest exporter of finished fur products. Glad that campaign groups such as PETA have long highlighted the cruelty of such farms. Fur farming is now banned in a number of countries such as Austria, Croatia, the United Kingdom and so forth. Not only causing the suffering and deaths of millions of animals each year, the production of wool, fur, and leather contributes to climate change, land devastation, pollution, and even water contamination. Hopefully the fur industry can work together with farms with better regulations.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing to bring awareness of the cruelty of animal at fur farm.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/animal-cruelty-in-china.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jul 9. 2020 04:39 PM
    Beautiful Jog Fall located at southern state of Karnataka is India’s highest waterfall. It is a segmented waterfall which depends on rain and season becomes a plunge waterfall. Its one of the power where our Lama H E the 25th Tsem Rinpoche had visited years ago. From the beautiful pictures of Jog Fall can tells us more. Looks peaceful to do prayers, recitation , meditation, retreat as encouraged by our Lama when visiting holy place. When there is stupa we can also do circumambulations, offerings and more. Doing prayers at all these power holy places would be wonderful. There are many places as mentioned by Rinpoche do have powerful positive energy. It’s those place where great masters have visited , varies prayers done, meditation ,and retreats. All these holy places such as Lumbini, Bodhgaya, Sarnath-Varanasi and Kushinagara, Tsongkapa’s birthplace and many more all over the world is infused with the powerful energy of beings. A good article to read and great knowledge of some of the power place and go on pilgrimage.
    We are fortunate to have Rinpoche here in Malaysia where Kechara Forest Retreat was conceptualized ….a holy place infused with powerful energy. It has indeed benefited many and many more to come.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/power-place-jog-falls.html
  • S.Prathap
    Thursday, Jul 9. 2020 04:26 PM
    A very unusual friendship which I have not heard of. ‘ Incredible true story of Pocho. a injured crocodile was found on the bank of the Parasmina River in Costa Rica after being shot by a farmer.
    Even an animal as large and carnivorous can be gentle and loving. All animals deserve the chance to live.Thank you very much for the good article.

    https://bit.ly/3iIJDW8
  • sarassitham
    Wednesday, Jul 8. 2020 10:56 PM
    Most people think animal cruelty is mainly people being unkind to animals. Based on the article million innocent animals were tortured and killed for their fur or skin off their backs. The fur industry is such a cruel heartless business that is bad for the environment and unnecessary.

    It’s horrendous, I can’t believe that fur from China has so much demand. Shock to see the industries cheapest and cruelest methods used in killing the animals. All the animals are victims of cruelty spent their whole lives restricted to filthy, cramped wire cages. This has to come to an end.

    The industry will continue to grow wild if there is no restriction. The success of any business depends upon how they are creating the demand for a product in the target market and then, how they are managing the supplies to fulfill that demand.
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jul 8. 2020 02:54 PM
    Attitudes toward minorities have been marked by discrimination historically almost everywhere. In the United States’s history many forms of discrimination had been happening in U.S. Population growth and cultural has change throughout much of the U.S. Americans enjoyed legally sanctioned privileges and rights which were denied to other races and minorities. All these should happened just because of their religion, spirituality, race, economic background. Anyway it did happened in USA, as Rinpoche did experienced before where discrimination and there are people who are segregated because of their religious faith.
    In happened in the Dorje Shugden’s controversy as well all because of their faith which has affected hundred thousands of Tibetan communities . Even to this day the discrimination still continue with the Tibetan Leadership interference politics with religion.
    History has a tendency to repeat itself and those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it. Hopefully it will not be repeated for peace and harmony .
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/this-happened-in-the-usa.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jul 8. 2020 02:52 PM
    Beautiful rare and precious ancient thangkas . We are fortunate to have such an opportunity to see all the rare thangkas of Dorje Shugden , Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyaltsen, Five Foremost Deities – Mo Lha and so forth. They are all centuries old thangkas . Incredible all are private collections as well as from Rubin Museum of Art which been printed centuries ago. Merely by looking at it is a blessing and paints a thousand words.All these rare centuries thangkas has proven that the Tibetan Leadership is wrong in their judgements of the Dorje Shugden origin. It is visual proof that Dorje Shugden was practised by the other Tibetan Buddhist traditions as well and is not evil spirits.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/beautiful-ancient-thangkas-to-share-with-you.html
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Jul 8. 2020 12:33 PM
    She was was revered as one of the last century’s best known woman teachers and most influential women in Tibetan spiritual history.Many extraordinary stories are told of her remarkable abilities, she was an extraordinary woman.
    It is inspiring to read how much she had to endure from childhood and later under her lama but she never broke down, felt sorry for herself or got angry.Thank you for sharing this wonderful article.

    https://bit.ly/3e8Zbz1
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Jul 8. 2020 12:40 AM
    Happy to Mr. Chen and his wife, for his devotions and great care towards Guru. His good and excellent qualities are an example I wish to follows.All the flowers and plants that you have planted look so good in the pictures.
    These are the results of your care and hard work that you have put in.Mr. Chen sets a good example for us all to learn. Thank you very much for the sharing
  • sarassitham
    Tuesday, Jul 7. 2020 11:20 PM
    What has got into them..Such an inhuman behavior. I got no heart to see all those pictures, had to scroll down as I couldn’t bear seeing this cruelty on poor animals. I have seen people watching slime videos for satisfaction, this is the first time seeing this. This has to end very soon !
    Thank you Rinpoche

    https://bit.ly/31Ut2c8
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 7. 2020 01:35 PM
    nspiration worthy words compiled by Tsem Rinpoche. All the quotes are meaningful for us to ponder. Simple quotes yet very meaningful. Buddha ‘s words is a teaching , we should listen and put into action will lead us to mind transformation and happiness.
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/and-buddha-spoke-you-should-listen.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 7. 2020 01:33 PM
    Buddhism has a long history in Indonesia, and is recognized as one of six official religions. Numerous stupa, statues , inscriptions from the earlier history of Indonesian has suggested c Buddhism came to Indonesia a few hundred years after Hinduism. Buddhism is the second oldest religion in Indonesia, after Hinduism recording to history. Temples been built since then which still exist and came under the world heritage site. Borobudur,is one of them which is a 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist temple, in Central Java, Indonesia. The magnificent Borobudur temple is the world’s biggest Buddhist monument, an ancient site widely considered to be one of the world’s seven wonders and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Amazing just in the Borobudur itself there were over 500 Buddha statues . I have been to there yet , wish I could. Heard from friends the beauty of it, a peaceful place good for meditation and do prayers . Buddhism in Indonesia has an interesting history behind it. The Srivijaya Kingdom and its kings were influential factors in the spreading of Buddhism then. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Valencia sharing this interesting article.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/the-buddhist-kingdoms-of-indonesia.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 7. 2020 01:32 PM
    Gratitude is a powerful catalyst for happiness when we put into action. It’s the spark that lights a fire of joy in our soul. Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. Learn to be thankful for what we already have. Once we begin to take note of the things we are grateful for, we begin to lose sight of the things that we lack. Once expressed, it changes our attitude, brightens outlook, and broadens our perspective. When we express gratitude it improves our self-esteem and enhances empathy.
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands for this great teachings which I deeply appreciate.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/gratitude-makes-us-happier.html
  • sarassitham
    Monday, Jul 6. 2020 05:34 PM
    Great teachers are rare. It is a privilege and special opportunity when we have a great one. They are able to take a variety of styles and mold them into their own unique style to meet the needs of the students.

    The purpose of a teaching is to teach us to put into practice and learning from there to improve by keeping the end in mind. The spirit of the instructions is meant to benefit and nurture the student along the spiritual path. Thank you for the sharing
  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Jul 6. 2020 04:32 PM
    It is very touching when organizations are set up solely for the benefit of animals. I salute the World Federation for the Protection of Animals (WFPA) for creating a movement on a global scale to protect and care for animals whilst educating humans on human.

    This organization is around the globe and their mission is to build a global animal welfare movement.They are really doing a fantastic work.Thank you very much for sharing this article with us.


    https://bit.ly/2YZlJOm

  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 6. 2020 01:51 PM
    Great sharing of a great master Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen , who has reincarnated lifetime after lifetime so as to benefit all beings . A beautiful praise of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen. We are fortunate to have H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche here in Malaysia , guiding, giving all the teachings and powerful practice such as Dorje Shugden’s practice sharing with us. Dorje Shugden reincarnated as a Dharma Protector in order to benefit all. He arose from a long line of incarnations.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this short biography .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/golden-undefeated-lama-of-blessings.html

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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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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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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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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
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
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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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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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
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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
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Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
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Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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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
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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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
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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
4 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
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Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
Dear Kecharians and friends, We are pleased to announce that as part of the preparations for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's reliquary stupas and incarnation chapel, mantra rolling sessions have begun in Kechara Forest Retreat. We are calling for volunteers to join us in this holy activity. DATE Daily starting 5th March 2020 until further notice TIME (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 10pm (2) Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm VENUE Art Studio (Kechara Saraswati Arts) Kechara Forest Retreat If you're interested, kindly contact: Wong Yew Kien 012-3717896 or Karen Chong 012-7710289 We look forward to seeing you soon!
4 months ago
Dear Kecharians and friends, We are pleased to announce that as part of the preparations for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's reliquary stupas and incarnation chapel, mantra rolling sessions have begun in Kechara Forest Retreat. We are calling for volunteers to join us in this holy activity. DATE Daily starting 5th March 2020 until further notice TIME (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 10pm (2) Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm VENUE Art Studio (Kechara Saraswati Arts) Kechara Forest Retreat If you're interested, kindly contact: Wong Yew Kien 012-3717896 or Karen Chong 012-7710289 We look forward to seeing you soon!
Join us for a Peaceful Fire Puja based on Dorje Shugden’s pacifying form. This blessed puja will be conducted at the future site of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s outdoor reliquary stupa to pacify obstacles and for the success of the project. EVENT DETAILS • Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020 • Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm • Venue: Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong Admission is free, all are welcome. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES • Healing from illness and disease • Overcoming obstacles • Purifying past negative deeds and negative karma • Calming the environment, natural disasters and calamities • Helping the deceased to take a good rebirth • Accumulation of merits for spiritual realisations and attainments
4 months ago
Join us for a Peaceful Fire Puja based on Dorje Shugden’s pacifying form. This blessed puja will be conducted at the future site of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s outdoor reliquary stupa to pacify obstacles and for the success of the project. EVENT DETAILS • Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020 • Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm • Venue: Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong Admission is free, all are welcome. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES • Healing from illness and disease • Overcoming obstacles • Purifying past negative deeds and negative karma • Calming the environment, natural disasters and calamities • Helping the deceased to take a good rebirth • Accumulation of merits for spiritual realisations and attainments
Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
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Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
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