With ‘Homework’ You’ll Understand

Mar 29, 2014 | Views: 1,058


(By Tsem Rinpoche)

Rinpoche, It’s in our wish and daily prayers as a buddhist to attain enlightenment for the welfare of all sentient beings. But I don’t even know what enlightenment is. Doesn’t that make my goal a little bit fuzzy ? Sometimes i find it hard to quantify my improvements as a buddhist. thank u so much. -from Ng
 
 
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Dear Ng,

When we were very young, we thought when I grow up I want to be an astronaut, a monk, a doctor, an environmentalist, a singer, a cartoonist, a musician, a scientist. We didn’t know what they really were. In fact we didn’t really understand what it entails. It’s just we heard about them and thought that would be nice. So as we go along with our daily lives, schooling, playing we just aim towards that goal. We work our way towards it. If we were instantly given the education of a scientist or astronaut we would become overwhelmed and disheartened. But one educational grade level at a time and we can achieve our career goals. It could take use 20 years to reach our career goals. 20 years!

Similarly in Dharma. You may not know what enlightenment is completely. But that would not make enlightenment not a worthy goal. But you know what samsara is. Samsara is all around you. Within your own lives,it begins, it peaks, it ends. In between tons of ups and downs. When you practice Dharma, you take it one step at a time. By learning the fundamentals and going one step at a time, you can recognize eventually what enlightenment is. By rushing into wanting to understand something without doing your ‘homework’ is illogical.

Master renunciation, compassion, Bodhicitta, effort, patience, wisdom, 18 opportunities of a perfect human life, etc….When you have mastered, understood and applied each of these subjects systematically you will see more rhyme and sense I promise. You will get clear glimpses into enlightenment.

If reaching our career goals can be 20 years, enlightenment’s benefit is so much more, it should take more than 20 years.

Take it one step at a time and the most important thing is you have to do your homework.

Tsem Rinpoche

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  1. Hee TS on Dec 13, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    感谢仁波切的解釋。證悟不應該是我們設置某種目標,应不求何时得證。老实的,一步一脚印,漸次持续的学习及領悟佛陀的教诲为上策。

  2. Pastor Han Nee on Jul 23, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    It is as Rinpoche says. If we truly want to make full use of this life, we will optimize the use of it to reach the worthy goal of enlightenment, even though right now, we don’t understand what Enlightenment means.

    If we do our homework, we will be studying the Lamrim and practicing the Dharma in accordance with the Lamrim. The Lamrim presents the graduated stages of the path to Enlightenment. The holy text of the Lamrim contains all of Lord Buddha’s 84000 teachings, presented in this graduated path.

    As we move up the path from the small scope, we learn about our precious human life(with its 18 opportune conditions),about impermanence and how death is inevitable and time of death in uncertain, about the inexorable law of cause and effect(Karma)in the small scope, about suffering and its origin, about renouncing samsara in the middle scope and about practicing bodhicitta and the six perfections in the great scope, we begin to see more clearly how step-by-step, we are heading for the goal of enlightenment. Enlightenment,as a goal, becomes clearer. As we practice the dharma that we learn and contemplate on, then the goal of enlightenment becomes logically a possibility and something we wish to attain. Enlightenment as total liberation from suffering and enlightenment as the attainment of omniscience become a logical result of earnest sincere step-by-step practice, with much hard work and sincere effort.

    Doing our homework well, will also convince us that we cannot tread this path successfully, without a Spiritual guide and without our full devotion to him and trust in him.

    Hence, we must do our homework.

  3. Wan Wai Meng on Jun 18, 2014 at 1:58 am

    One of the common themes the buddhist that reoccurs is that they always say that, enlightenment should not be some kind of goal we set and we try to achieve the goal as soon as we can. If we truly understood the causes for enlightenment perhaps then we could make this ‘goal’ something that we want to reach as soon as possible.

  4. Sharon Ong on Jun 14, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    I love how you managed to explain it so simply and clearly. Taking one step at a time now. With your blessings and teachings, may my homework help me achieve the ultimate. Thank you with folded hands!

  5. Edwin Tan on May 4, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Enlightenment is such an easy word to comprehend, yet to accomplish it is so hard for us, who are stuck in samsara.

    I will work hard to achieve the goals and practice more as written by Rinpoche, to achieve or to be a step closer to enlightenment; if not this lifetime, future lifetimes.

    Thank you.

  6. PB on Apr 18, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    Dear Rinpoche. Thank you for the explanation. We need to work hard to achieving our career goals in 20 years. To master the dharma and transform ourselves which is much more beneficial and profound, we will need more time and do it step by step. Therefore, we need to consistently work hard and doing our homework.

  7. Denise Kuek on Apr 6, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    This is one of the question I was having, thanks Rinpoche for your answer and thanks Ng for asking as well..it made everything clearer..

  8. So Kin Hoe (Ipoh) on Apr 2, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing your response to Ng. Indeed we have to make our own effort and time to learn and pick up the wisdom and knowledge from all the Buddha’s teaching before we can practise Dharma with all the good spiritual qualities. By practising gradually day by day, eventually our mind will begin to adapt and drawn to Dharma practice towards the realization of enlightenment and emptiness. Every worldly achievement we have gained now will come to zero by the time of death.

  9. Choo Weng Loong on Apr 1, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    Dear Rinpoche , thank you for reminding us to do our homework . It’s important to move slowly forward & not hurry , only then we’ll understand why certain results need certain actions

  10. Casteven Lim (KH JB) on Mar 31, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for the beautiful example share above, with this example more peoples can be understand how is Dharma relate to our wish.

    Karma never lie, we should be a better person with practice Dharma hence collect more Merits towards “free of suffering”…

  11. beatrix ooi on Mar 31, 2014 at 1:09 am

    I really love the way how Rinpoche explained, its very clear and straightforward. We often do things that we do not even know what we are doing, but sometimes its not bad at all. When we are determined to do something that will benefit us in life, obstacles will come. Just like when people are famous, criticises, hatred, jealousy will come. So we know that enlightenment is something we are seeking to attain, but of course, without working hard to understand what is it, we’ll never know anything.

  12. Nancy Loo on Dec 13, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    Most of us initially went to Dharma center seeking for quick fix to our problems, a place to dump our excess baggage.
    Through learning/homework, It is said that the ingredients that made up our problems was fundamentally three, ignorance, attachment and hatred.
    The only way to end all these problems was ourselves become a Buddha the one without the three! To truly understand what enlightenment entail is to observe a qualified guru who is embodiment of Buddha, Dharma and Sangha and work closely with him.

  13. Julia Tan on Jul 7, 2012 at 3:08 am

    Homework? This is something that i have forgotten long time ago. We need to do some homework when we need to do presentation, speech, proposal and etc… There’s no other way but doing homework nicely when we are studying Dharma so that we understand the teaching, contemplate and transform our mind.

  14. grace (KSJC) on Jun 25, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    No pay no gain, we need to put in effort to master something, thanks for Rinpoche sharing, it lead me understand that we need to start the practice from basic and keeping learning and understanding in systematic way.

  15. Han on May 2, 2012 at 5:42 am

    we may not know what enlightenment is but by engaging in dharma work, attending dharma classes etc. All the dharma activities leading us to a path that is very different from samsara life.

  16. Wan Wai Meng on Oct 27, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Yes Buddha and all the realised masters have done their homework and paid their dues so they have reaped the beenfits of being enlightened. Doing nothing simply waiting for something to happen just doesn’t make sense at all. Not creating the right causes but expecting the right results is also not logical. I still like the analogy of the farmer who wants to grow crops of wisdom and compassion.

  17. Irene Lim on Jun 7, 2011 at 8:45 am

    I think Enlightenment for me that is easy to understand and grasp is that of conducting our daily experiences in accord with Dharma. By mimicking the Englightenment thought although not knowing what it is one builds up the many steps to the great Enlightenment.

    Although not knowing what is enlightenment but if we follow the instructions of our Rinpoche we will surely and swiftly travel the path effortlessly. Do not despair for our Rinpoche is here for this purpose if we truly care. Know our Rinpoche if you truly care. If you truly care you will know He is an accomplished and attained Master amongst us. If you truly care, you will surely discover He is a Wishfulfilling Gem. If you truly care and smart it is the right time to fully immense into his instructions, for time and tide wait for no man.

  18. May Ong on Jun 6, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    If I hadn’t done my homework in dharma in the beginning (attend weekly Guru Yoga puja, Setrap puja, Lamrin classes and Sunday Talks) I wouldn’t have became a volunteer and work full-time in dharma. I just know there is something in Tibetan Buddhism that is good for us.

    After 2 years of engaging in the practice, learning and discovering Tibetan Buddhism – I am pleased to say now that the practice helped me see clearer what Anger, Jealousy, Attachment and Delusion is. I can see them in the mind of the people that I deal with and talk to. That’s when I contemplate and learn the most before it comes to a realization that what I’ve read, learned and studied in the Lamrin is the Truth.

    I can also see now how a person’s mind can go into depression easily due to their own delusion, negative karmic actions, wrong attachment and high expectations.

    My aunt is going through mild depression in the last 6 months, lost 10kg in weight and is so stubborn that she is driving her own mind into deeper levels of depression. She is dwelling in her own self-pity and her husband and children are suffering mentally along with her own sickness.

    We may not know what Enlightenment is now but if we can find something that can give us peace of mind and we strengthen this mind further, we will eventually find this “enlightenment” even before we die on this earth.

    We have been conditioned since we were born that ‘samsara’ is good for us. We haven’t been told otherwise. So to undo this ‘samsaric’ condition, we have to learn slowly of the other positive “spiritual path” that can bring us happiness and unlearn the other ‘negative habitual’ conditions that we have been used to. This will take time, like schooling and doing homework and will take years but eventually we will get there surely. This I truly trust.

    I thank all the Buddhas sincerely for sending HE Tsem Rinpoche back to us to show us this truthful healing spiritual path. We all need dharma more but dharma doesn’t need us. How true.

  19. Tig on Jun 6, 2011 at 7:07 am

    Start from where you are at.
    Work with what you have.
    Follow your teachers instruction.
    Do not seek achievement.
    Give up expectation
    Test the Dharma and see what happens.
    Practice in private and in public.
    Faith, trust and confidence will develop.
    You are travelling in the right direction.
    Have a happy journey – there is a mountain to climb!!

  20. Margaretlee on Jun 5, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Most of us like to quantitfy our achievements in life, like what position we are at our career path, how much we are making more compared to last year, or are we having a bigger car or a bigger house??

    In some of the discussion classes I have been, I once remembered a gentleman asking how would he know he had reached englightenment? Obviously, no one could answer as none of us(at least I can’t) had reached that level.

    So really how do we quantify our achievements as a buddhist practitioner?

    Say a person is very angersome and always throws a tantrum at the smallest thing that does not please him, on a very “basic” level, if he finds he could avert his anger the moment he wants to let his air out on others, I think it is safe to say he is lessening his anger and he has better awareness of his own afflictive emotions. Yet it is still hard to quantify that.

    I remember what Rinpoche has once taught us, Rinpoche said when we are coming to the center to do pujas, to attend to dharma classes, to volunteer to help, or we do our sadhana daily at home; all of these are like homework, one supports another to help us collect merits and prepare our minds to be able to understand the dharma better and hence realization may arise. All these hours taken from time which we could have spent otherwise on increasing our samsaric attachments and indulgence in seeking pleasure, like shopping, watching a movie; or engaging in non virtous activities that may create the causes for more sufferings in the future, such as gossiping with our friends and making divisive speech.

    So yes, Dharma homework is a very essential part and sometimes we may encounter some obstacles along our path and feel like giving up. Like What Rinpoche has said, if becoming a Doctor, an Astronaut, a scientist, a musician require more than 20 years, what are we to say how long we need for enlightenment?

    I believe striking a balance, especially for beginners is important. Taking one step at a time and adopting an attitude not to give up is very important in our spiritual journey.

  21. Roy Martinez on Jun 5, 2011 at 12:32 am

    I have always hated homework in elementary and nursing school… it was just so blase… but I am addicted to doing my homework when it comes to Dharma. Everyday I’m on many websites finding out about topics in Buddhism.

    I have always found meditation to be hard because I never knew what to do or how to do it. After months of extensive studying and reading, I can now say that I am at level four of the stages of calm-abiding meditation (according to HH The Dalai Lama’s “How to see yourself as you really are”).

    I think with a couple of more months, I will soon be at level nine of calm-abiding and move into analytical meditation (Hey if Milarepa can do it, why can’t I?). I also find meditation a very addictive drug that I even want to do it in my sleep!

    I think doing homework for the Dharma is one of the best and rewarding jobs you will ever do, and I find that if you pray to Manjushri or Tsongkhapa (since Tsongkhapa is connected to Manjushri) it will help you understand the dharma better.

    Keep up with your homework and remember: Om ah guru vajradhara sumati kirti siddhi hung!!!!

    Good Luck!!!!!

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The unknown may be growth and opportunities,
One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
But then again, the unknown is sometimes worse than the known. In the end nothing is known unless we endeavour,
So go pursue all the way with the unknown,
because all unknown with familiarity becomes the known.
~Tsem Rinpoche

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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
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Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat's land here in Malaysia
Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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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.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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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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
This is pretty amazing!

First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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
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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
This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
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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
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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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
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
4 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.
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Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
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In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
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There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
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Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
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Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden\'s grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
5 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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Join us on Saturday, 24th August 2019 in celebrating International Dorje Shugden Day with an evening of auspicious and powerful pujas for abundance, prosperity, longevity and wish-fulfilment! PROGRAMME 4:00pm – Prayer Flag Puja & Lhasang Smoke Offering Ritual 5:30pm – Free vegetarian dinner 6:30pm – Gyenze Increasing Fire Puja 9:00pm – End Collectively, these pujas are a celebration of Dorje Shugden’s blessings and are highly beneficial for all sponsors and attendees. There’s really no better place to celebrate Dorje Shugden Day than in Kechara Forest Retreat, which is home to the world’s largest Dorje Shugden statue. MORE INFO: kecharaforestretreat.com/dorjeshugdenday
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Join us on Saturday, 24th August 2019 in celebrating International Dorje Shugden Day with an evening of auspicious and powerful pujas for abundance, prosperity, longevity and wish-fulfilment! PROGRAMME 4:00pm – Prayer Flag Puja & Lhasang Smoke Offering Ritual 5:30pm – Free vegetarian dinner 6:30pm – Gyenze Increasing Fire Puja 9:00pm – End Collectively, these pujas are a celebration of Dorje Shugden’s blessings and are highly beneficial for all sponsors and attendees. There’s really no better place to celebrate Dorje Shugden Day than in Kechara Forest Retreat, which is home to the world’s largest Dorje Shugden statue. MORE INFO: kecharaforestretreat.com/dorjeshugdenday
Teacher Jayce explained the good value from Rinpoche’s teachings. Alice, KSDS
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Teacher Jayce explained the good value from Rinpoche’s teachings. Alice, KSDS
“Be kind to animals.” Let your kids join the monthly Animal Liberation at Kechara House, Sunwaymas.
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“Be kind to animals.” Let your kids join the monthly Animal Liberation at Kechara House, Sunwaymas.
Chern Chern learnt dharma and show the good attitudes to others. Alice, KSDS
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Chern Chern learnt dharma and show the good attitudes to others. Alice, KSDS
Encourage the kids to express their feelings and at the same instill the dharma to them. Alice, KSDS
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Encourage the kids to express their feelings and at the same instill the dharma to them. Alice, KSDS
Teacher Grace taught the participants for the DIY candles. Alice , KSDS
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Teacher Grace taught the participants for the DIY candles. Alice , KSDS
Children recite Migtsema and Manjushri mantra before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children recite Migtsema and Manjushri mantra before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Student do full prostration before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Student do full prostration before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wen Yue led students to do key chain as part of art and craft activity. Lin Mun KSDS
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Wen Yue led students to do key chain as part of art and craft activity. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Kien shared some photos of sangha members. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Kien shared some photos of sangha members. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- close bonding during WOAH camp. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- close bonding during WOAH camp. Lin Mun KSDS
Teenage dharma class in Kechara House . Lin Mun KSDS
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Teenage dharma class in Kechara House . Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- Chinese New Year activity, calligraphy with best wishes words. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- Chinese New Year activity, calligraphy with best wishes words. Lin Mun KSDS
KISG has been performing White Tara and Dorje Shugden puja for 4 consecutive nights. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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KISG has been performing White Tara and Dorje Shugden puja for 4 consecutive nights. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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