40,000 Monks at Serthar Buddhist Institute!!

Sep 30, 2013 | Views: 2,103

Dear students and friends,

Take a look at the pictures below of Serthar Buddhist Institute in China! Spiritual aspirants actually built their houses around the monastery where they learn and practice Dharma. The monastery has attracted so many people that it has became as large as a town! To date, there are over 40,000 Buddhist monks, nuns and lay practitioners that live around this monastery… all Dharma practitioners. How wonderful!

What’s amazing is that despite the monastery being located in a very secluded area, thousands of people would visit the monastery every year either as pilgrims or visitors. The 13-24 hour road trip from Chengdu is not a deterrent as the destination is worth traveling to. I love it when like-minded people come together and carry out virtuous activities like those in Serthar county.

It’s so beautiful to see a spiritual society forming around the monastery… this is what I hope Kechara Forest Retreat will be like one day… where hundreds thousands of people find their spiritual home and do their powerful retreats. How do you feel about this? Would you like to belong to a spiritual society like Serthar county? And to KFR?

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

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Little boxes on the hillside… home to 40,000 Buddhist monks: The stunning makeshift town that has sprung up around a Tibetan monastery

  • The remote settlement located in the Larung Valley, Serthar County of Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, in China
  • The thousands of tiny homes sprawled up the mountainside form one of the world’s largest Buddhist institutes

Nestled amid the rolling mountains, deep within the Larung Gar Valley, thousands of tiny wooden homes form one of the world’s largest Buddhist institutes.

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

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

The sprawling hillside settlement of Larung Gar, home to Serthar Buddhist Institute, in the traditional Tibetan region of Kham

The thousands of tiny homes sprawl up a mountainside forming one of the world’s largest Buddhist Institutes

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

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

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

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

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

Located in a valley, the town allegedly sprung up from a handful of settlers into the sprawling town that now occupies vast areas of hilly terrain

The tiny homes are predominantly made out of wood and are almost identical to each other

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

The sprawling settlement of homes are a beautiful sight. The photographer said the makeshift town is ‘a very welcoming place as long as you do not disturb the peaceful atmosphere’

But the one to three roomed dwellings do not have their own toilets – instead communal ones have been built for the 40,000 plus residents.

Japanese photographer Shinya Itahana, 33, visited the Larung Gar Valley a number of times to capture the eye-catching town in both summer and winter.

He said: ‘It is a very welcoming place as long as you do not disturb the peaceful atmosphere. It has become a bit of a tourist attraction – not just with pilgrims but some foreigners too.’

Reaching the picturesque hillside town is not an easy task, with the nearest large city, Chengdu, being located around 400 miles away.

The journey by car can take around 13 – 15 hours. Shinya added: ‘During the winter months it can take longer, around a day, because the road conditions are so poor.’

But that has not stopped people flooding to the Buddhist institute to study Tibetan Buddhism.

Some of the thousands of monks gather outside the settlement of Larung Gar. It is home to Serthar Buddhist Institute

Tibetan monks gather during a lecture at the Institute. Hundreds of people flooded to the Buddhist institute to study Tibetan Buddhism

Reaching the picturesque hillside town is not an easy task, with the nearest large city, Chengdu, being located around 400 miles away. But that has not deterred the crowds from making the pilgrimage

Tibetan monks, armed with cans and umbrellas, collect water from a communal well

A typical street scene at the settlement. The one to three roomed dwellings do not have their own toilets – instead communal ones have been built for the 40,000 plus residents

 

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  1. Tsa Tsa Ong on Mar 21, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    Amazing to see so many houses built so near each other and all having the same objectives that is to be near to the monastery. Beautiful Serthar Buddhist Institute full of 40,000 Monks. A township of Buddhist monks. Despite the journey to the monastery is not easy yet there is so many monks and nuns, lay practitioners and even tourist from all over the world going to the monastery to learn Dharma and to practice Dharma together. It would be really wonderful if KFF could be similar to this in the future.😍Thank you Rinpoche and blog team for this very interesting sharing 🙏😘👍👏

  2. Samfoonheei on Oct 8, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    Scrolling through old post and the pictures of crowded monasteries attracted me to reread this post again. Amazing ……high in a treeless valley in in Sichuan, China lies the largest Tibetan Buddhist school in the world. This institute consists of a few main buildings and tens of thousands of small dormitories built on the surrounding hillsides. Could imagine there’s about 40,000 monks and nuns coming from different schools of Tibetan Buddhism . Hopefully Kechara Forest Retreat will be like one day.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

  3. Lin Mun on Feb 27, 2018 at 10:13 pm

    Incredible, a township of Buddhist monks. Amazing to see so many houses built so near each other and all having the same objectives that is to be near to the monastery. It may not be an easy place to stay as it is on a mountain where resources and transportation are very limited. Just inspire us to continue to seek and practise dharma, no matter how much hardship we may encounter .

  4. Samfoonheei on Oct 5, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    Wow, amazing and beautiful Serthar Buddhist Institute full of 40,000 Monks.Despite the journey to the monastery is not easy yet there is so many monks and nuns, lay practitioners and even tourist from all over the world going to the monastery to learn Dharma and to practice Dharma together.Glad to see all these wonderful pictures of devotees and the video too. Do hope KFR to be one institute of learning too whereby more people from far and near will come together to practice and learn Dharma.
    From what i understand seeing now the surrounding of this Buddhist Institute would not be the same as before ,many,many dwellings have been demolished by the Chinese government recently.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these wonderful pictures of this monastery.

  5. Pastor Shin Tan on Aug 1, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    The pace of demolition at one of Tibet’s biggest Buddhist institutions at Serthar County in Eastern Tibet is feared to be far graver than earlier expected with more than 600 structures leveled since the Chinese government led operations began last Wednesday.

    Monastic leaders at the Larung Gar Buddhist Academy have urged the institute’s monks and nuns not to protest or resist the destruction of their homes, and the work is proceeding so far without interference. In the past six days, an estimated 600 dwellings have been torn down, with no sign that this will stop any time soon.

    This is not the first time that this is happening. In 2001, over 8,000 students were evicted forcibly from the institute and approximately 2,000 dwellings of monks and nuns were demolished that year. Hopefully this is a case of addressing overcrowding and China will keep to its word to do this in order to reduce the population to no more than 5,000 residents by Sept 30 2017. Many NGOs are keeping an eye on the demolition as this has drawn international attention.

    For 2nd time in 15 years, Tibetan Buddhist academy in China faces demolition order
    http://www.latimes.com/world/asia/la-fg-china-buddhistacademy-20160722-snap-story.html

  6. Stephen on Jun 12, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    China to reduce Larung Gar’s strength to 5,000
    http://www.phayul.com/news/article.aspx?id=37670

  7. Stephen on Feb 17, 2016 at 12:01 am

    Destruction of Serthar Institute : A special report
    LINK :
    http://archive.is/26qR6

  8. Tseten Tashi on Sep 18, 2014 at 10:40 am

    It was founded by late Serta Khenpo Jigmey Phuntsok, a very learned Rinpochey revered by many thousands of his Tibetan and Chinese followers all around. Khenpo passed away mysteriously in Chengdu Chinese hospital and many of these monks and nuns dwellings are forcefully destroyed by Chinese army later on, I don’t think this is a present image of Serta lung in Golok Serta. The autocrat regime in China had ill feelings when spirituality flourishes and shines like radiant sun.

  9. Karen Chong on Jun 2, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    The pictures itself is picturesque and really inspires me to do the same at KFR. I think for lay practitioners like us it is a good move to stay near monastery if we are serious about our Dharma path. Being physically near to monastery makes our learning and practicing more focused and actually secluded ourselves from unnecessary distractions.

  10. David Lai on Nov 14, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing these wonderful pictures of this monastery. I love it and I think many would come to KFR just like to this monastery. I think such a community already exists with our Dharma houses, departments and so forth and many have already working dedicatedly in KFR. Many already find it exciting to come to KFR and especially to stay in Dukkar apartments and join in the activities in and around Wisdom Hall. Lovely.

  11. Tong sunsun on Nov 5, 2013 at 10:59 am

    看了以上的文字和图,我马上联想到我们的文冬禅修林。如果有一天我们的禅修林也发展成如此的壮观,我想很多人都会对佛法有所改变了。而且也会另眼相看,也是我们上师最希望实现的一件事。

  12. Casteven Lim (KH JB) on Nov 4, 2013 at 1:51 am

    Wow, amazing Serthar Buddhist Institute full of 40,000 Monks.

    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing, i truly hope that KFR will be a sacred place like Serthar Buddhist Institute to let those practitioners can continue their spiritual path swiftly hence let Holy Dharma and Rinpoche teaching spread to ten directions…

  13. Pastor Han Nee on Oct 29, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    It’s amazing to find such a huge spiritual community here in the Serthar Buddhist Monastery- over 40000 monks,nuns and religious students!

    This Buddhist Institute of learning is very difficult to reach, even from Chengdu, the nearest town. From Chengdu, it takes 13-15 hours and longer in winter and then there is the climb to reach the monastery, which is situated at an altitude of 12,500 feet.

    Despite this, this institute attracts crowds and crowds of people coming here to learn about Tibetan Buddhism. Yet, there is little wonder about this. Where else can one find such a huge community of people coming together, with one heart and one mind to pray and meditate, and preserve and spread the Dharma?

  14. tenzinkhenchen on Oct 18, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    Thank you for sharing all these wonderful pictures of devotees to the Dharma. It is really inspirational to see so many monks and nuns together searching for the truth in life. One day, I think Kechara Forest Retreat will be able to achieve this, especially when the current people running the retreat are so devoted and hardworking.

  15. Felix Kong on Oct 18, 2013 at 12:10 am

    Over 40,000 monks and nuns study Tibetan Buddhism at Serthar Buddhist Institute, amazing number of Buddhist. This place really nice and similar to Kechara Forest Retreat, a place for us to learn Dharma and practice Dharma. Able to benefits others all around the world. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

  16. AdelineTan on Oct 8, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    This is really an eye opener for me. It is incredible to see a Buddhist Institute can attract so many monks and nuns and lay practitioners to come and do the powerful retreats and virtuous activities in this Tibetan monastery.I believe that many religious students and spiritual aspirants will come and join our Kfr in the future too. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these wonderful pictures.

  17. Wan Wai Meng on Oct 8, 2013 at 3:15 am

    inspirational to see so many people dedicated to the truth.

  18. Stephen Ho on Oct 7, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    *** The DESTRUCTION of Serthar Monastery ***

    YOUTUBE :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZXkQtya4RY

    REPORT :

    http://archive.is/26qR6

  19. Wylfred Ng on Oct 4, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    谢谢仁波切的分享。 在这个末法时期有那么大的佛教住区真的非常殊胜。
    在马来西亚,出家众都没有得到尊重, 这也可能让很多想出家的人切步。
    希望在仁波切和大家的努力下这个情况可以达到改善, 让这个世界在未来可以成为人间净土。

  20. Beatrix Ooi on Oct 4, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    Thank You for sharing all these wonderful pictures with us Rinpoche, they are absolutely amazing! I’m very surprised that more than 40,000 of buddhist practitioners are living together in that institute. May KFR have practitioners like that, practitioners who really want to study Dharma and benefit others.

  21. Cliff on Oct 4, 2013 at 3:32 am

    Amazing! It looks absolutely stunning from far. It’s incredible how much Buddhism has gathered so many spiritual seekers into Serthar Buddhist Institute. I’m sure Rinpoche’s KFR would one day be like this, accommodating spiritual seekers where they can learn and meditate. I’m still trying to accept the fact that 40,000 monks and nuns to date reside in Serthar Buddhist Institute, its really an unbelievable amount and its still growing. Thank you for sharing these photos with us Rinpoche. I hope Rinpoche is well.

  22. Edern tan on Oct 2, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    Thank you rinpoche for sharing this amazing post. Wow, this is really amazing i would really love to have the chance to visit this place. I wonder staying at that area is fun. I would definitely learn more about dharma really wish to go there

  23. Ck siah on Oct 2, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    谢谢仁波切分享这壮观的场面, 这也是仁波切的佛法宏愿。未来的克切拉禅修林(世界和平中心)的佛法事业也是要从我们大家现在开始同心协力去实行。
    我相信在未来的十年或二十年,仁波切的佛法宏愿会达到,这可以从仁波切的前两位仁波切转世看到。其实他们都同一样的在施行把格鲁派的传承发扬光大。所以克切拉禅修林将会是东南亚的藏传佛教中心。我不知道我可以为佛法走几远,但我会默默的去耕耘, 希望可以看到这一天。
    感恩仁波切,祈愿仁波切长驻在世常转法轮

  24. chris____one/mind.... on Oct 2, 2013 at 11:44 am

    ALL CHANGE situation on that Sethar place too.
    HHow much% chinese adds?Actualy unknown.all net is controoolRED!?
    joke#true

    HE PANCHENLAMA case still is ill!?

    china military/china karmapa/etc
    not only usa india have influences
    for samaja LIVEFORCEnergy//?
    like FISSION with GURU

    future?unknown/SOURCES japan___is very
    2020. unnuked?suRE:100%?
    OLIMPICgames2008 had been!TRUE/lie? abt tib

    btw ilussions real preception is always gap
    even if counciousness is sharp all phenomena
    like MIRAGE(armin van bureen?)EMPTY but clear?some#times fewww
    one suRE:tib.abt china TAKE CARE in own way.

  25. Carmen Lin @ KMP on Oct 1, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, hope that you are well.

    Yes I would very love to be part of a spiritual society like Serthar or KFR definitely !! Being surrounded with like minded people, enable us to sincerely focus on the Dharma practice and not be distracted by miscellaneous affairs. It’s great to see there’s a Buddhist Society existed in the world. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this.

    May KFR manifest swiftly and smoothly and may I be able to contribute towards the manifestation of Rinpoche’s wishes.

    Love,

    Carmen Lin

  26. May Ong on Oct 1, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    May Kechara Forest Retreat inspire many from around the world, lay people or sangha to make it into an institution for Buddhism as well.

  27. Choongs on Oct 1, 2013 at 10:05 am

    I love the contrasting pictures of Larung Valley in summer and in winter. Reminds me about the fragility of life.

  28. Colleen Kincaid Smith on Sep 30, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    As far as necessary ….

  29. jerry_sito on Sep 30, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    感恩仁波切的分享与开示

    很多时候我们投入于佛法工作,忙于专注与个人的修行,慈悲的仁波切为了造福更多的众生与给予我们能够更快的累积功德机会,及拥有一个适合我们心灵内在祥和与让我们有共同的禅修与修行的地方,于是伟大的上师成立了克切拉禅修林并迈向世界和平中心

    在仁波切的这个分享了,我深深的能体会到仁波切的用心,很多时候我们参与禅修林的准备工作,帮忙筹款,并帮忙建筑与种植的工作,我们也常向大众推广我们的禅修林,然而在仁波切的这个分享里,我突然间觉得很惭愧,因为我总是忙于参与,但我少了一份很重要的东西

    那就是,仁波切的佛法宏愿,我每每收到指示,我就很欢喜的参与其中,然而我从没有在我自己的心中与每天的修行的早课里注入这重要的愿景,我知道成立了克切拉禅修林可以造福很多的众生,然而我从来没有想过,禅修林有一天可以成为如师父所分享的这一篇开示一样,我们克切拉禅修林充满了僧家团,并四周围的地方,也围满了寻求佛法修行的人们,每天一步步的走去禅修林,我们一起禅修一起闭关一起学习,大家都迈向更高的修持法或迈向僧家团的一部分,然后我们禅修林的四周慢慢的开始延伸,延伸到每一片土地上,让我们充满法喜的互相学习与帮助,透过修行转化我们的心识,并利益一切娑婆众生

    感恩仁波切的开示与分享,我被这分享动容的无法言语表达,也深感惭愧,需要仁波切的一再提醒,然而因为有仁波切的分享与教诲,我在能够在修行的道路上更精进,与有更清晰的目标,感谢仁波切我向您顶礼

    感恩仁波切的这分享,在这一张张的照片中,犹如强大的力量,为我们种下强大的佛法种子与印记,我常学习在观想,然而有了仁波切的这个分享,在我每每诵念缘悲经的时候,现在我能够更清晰的观想,观想我们的禅修林(世界和平中心)会跟师父所分享的照片里一样,充满僧家团,充满修行者,充满法喜,与无限仁波切的大爱

    感恩仁波切,祈愿仁波切长驻在世常转法轮

  30. So Kin Hoe (Ipoh) on Sep 30, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the beautiful pictures of Serthar Buddhist Institute in China with many houses built around the monastry that cater for more than 40,000 residents. The huge numbers of monks and nuns shown from the pictures at Larung Gar Valley has given us the true example that we can achieve the same result in Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) with the continuous effort and hard work from all of us. May all the Dharma works in Kechara Forest Retreat will spread further to entire world and reach to more people who are yet to hear or receive Dharma and Buddha’s teachings.

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  • sarassitham
    Thursday, Apr 18. 2019 06:49 PM
    Keeping one’s surroundings clean not only shows respect to the people we invite into our space but inculcates the habit of discipline. Cleanliness is also important as it helps to remove negative vibes that accumulates over time. In short clean spaces attracts positive energies to dwell one’s home, heart and mind.

    Just as how we bath to rid ourselves from dirt, it is in the same context that we must adopt cleanliness regularly- both physically and spiritually.
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 18. 2019 01:25 PM
    Beautiful rime thangka of Dorje Shugden having a rich and blending colours. Dorje Shugden is an emanation of the Buddha of Wisdom, Manjushri. As a Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugden helps us in many ways when we rely on him sincerely with faith and trust. Nor matter what religion we practiced and need not to be a Buddhist.
    OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SOHA
    May we be blessed by the wisdom, compassion and protection of Dorje Shugden.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/dorje-shugden-the-protector-of-our-time
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 18. 2019 01:24 PM
    Beautiful rime thangka of Manjushri and Dorje Shugden. Its paints a thousand words been Manjushri as the patron Buddha of Wisdom and the Powerful Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. Having beautiful rime thangka at our home would be wonderful.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-bestower-of-wisdom-manjushri
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    Thursday, Apr 18. 2019 01:23 PM
    Nevertheless, the weight of planning for our retirement will start to loom heavier each year. Personal retirement planning is often an intense challenge for loving parents with young children. There’s never enough time to do all the nothing we want. Having a family , successful career is not all. Life is uncertain and nothing is permanent. We ought to think further than that , we should make use of our time meaningful . A happy retirement filled with fun, happiness and compassionate where we engage in dharma all the well through, to have it make some difference that we have lived and lived well. Being happy is accepting where we are in life and making the most out of it every day, minutes meaningfully. Choosing to learn and practice dharma , volunteering , helping those who needs help is my choice . And preparing for the next journey as time is running out .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this profound teachings .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/whats-your-retirement-plan.html
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    Thursday, Apr 18. 2019 10:45 AM
    To maintain the cleanliness of our house/room is not only to please ourselves or our worldy guests, it’s much more meaningful than these if we do it with a correct motivation. It can even bring us spiritual attainment.


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    Just because I don’t agree with the Dalai Lama does not make me a bad person

    An easy logical explanation and with so much respect for His Holiness by Rinpoche. I do question why I have to agree with the Dalai Lama when it is my Guru who had given me the Dharma and cared for my spiritual path? I can disagree and still have respect for His Holiness just as I have respect for the Christians, the Muslims, the Hindus and so forth. Read more and do share with us your thoughts on this matter.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/guest-contributors/just-because-i-dont-agree-with-the-dalai-lama-does-not-make-me-a-bad-person.html
  • Sofi
    Thursday, Apr 18. 2019 10:23 AM
    Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyeltsen

    Definitely a must read as he is an incarnation of Rinpoche and we should be inspired by his greatness and his enlightened activities that are still practiced today.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/sakya-pandita-kunga-gyeltsen.html
  • Sofi
    Thursday, Apr 18. 2019 10:19 AM
    Daily thoughts to ponder deeper – Lots of memes with Rinpoche quotes of wisdom for us to ponder on and share with others.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/daily-thoughts-to-ponder-deeper-2.html
  • Chris
    Thursday, Apr 18. 2019 08:08 AM
    This oracle is an amazing oracle that can take trance of 3 different deities, Nechung, Tsiu Marpo and Dorje Shugden. There are not a lot of oracles that can take trance of all these deities.

    Dorje Shugden has been labelled as negative spirits that harm its practitioner. It is impossible for an oracle that takes trance of higher beings such as Nechung and Tsiu Marpo to take trance of an evil spirit such as Dorje Shugden. Nechung or Tsiu Marpo will not let the evil spirit to enter their oracle and do harm. It is just not possible.

    This is another evidence of Dorje Shugden is not an evil spirit but an enlightened protector. He is the same with Tsiu Marpo who is an enlightened protector and that is why they can take trance in the same oracle.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/choijin-lama-the-state-oracle-of-mongolia.html
  • Nicholas
    Thursday, Apr 18. 2019 06:25 AM
    Recently the Tibetan ‘government-in-exile’ known as the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) was called to session and Tenpa Yarphel, a notable Member of the Tibetan Parliament (MP) spoke up about the need for Tibetans to be united. Tenpa Yarphel bravely addressed the Dorje Shugden unethical ban that, by now, everyone knows has been very damaging to the fragile Tibetan unity.

    Tenpa Yarphel then invited the Tibetan parliament to examine for themselves whether or not the ban had yielded any gain, and asked them to think about how it has not helped Tibetan unity:

    https://bit.ly/2CESoxf
  • Nicholas
    Thursday, Apr 18. 2019 06:14 AM
    Out of great compassion and in order to help us purify our deluded minds, the Buddhas manifest in various forms, each with unique accompanying practices, to help us progress on our path to enlightenment. These include special purification practices that are highly effective to purify negative karma of the body, speech and mind. The practice of the Dakini Ucchusma is one such purification practice and her lineage is alive in the present day, preserved by masters from various Buddhist lineages.

    Ucchusma is unique as she is the female form of Bhurkumkuta. The phenomenon of having male and female manifestations of the same Buddha is relatively rare. Her practice can be found in the Rinjung Gyatsa collection of sadhanas and she is particularly powerful and effective to purify defilements of the mind, deluded minds, negative thinking, broken promises and the resultant karma, illness, faulty memory, memory issues, body pollution and negative energy.

    https://bit.ly/2U5Arm9
  • Nicholas
    Thursday, Apr 18. 2019 06:05 AM
    These are the things His Holiness the Dalai Lama has said recently:

    1. Holiness has said that Dorje Shugden does not harm him
    2. Since it does not harm him, it does not harm the Tibetan cause because the Dalai Lama is the upholder of the Tibetan cause
    3. His Holiness the Dalai Lama said we can practise Dorje Shugden
    4. His Holiness the Dalai Lama even said where we can go if we want to rely on Dorje Shugden, when he tells the audience that there are monasteries adjacent to Gaden and Sera that practise Dorje Shugden (Shar Gaden Monastery and Serpom Monastery)

    The bottom line is His Holiness now says clearly that Dorje Shugden does not harm him and people can practise this path.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/dalai-lama-says-we-can-practise-dorje-shugden-finally.html
  • Yee Yin
    Thursday, Apr 18. 2019 01:24 AM
    How to explain when a kid is able to paint like a pro without having to study in an art school for years? This can only be explained as the imprints from his previous life. If talent is gifted by God, why is God so selfish by giving the talent to only some selected people? When we accept all sentient beings take rebirth again and again and habit and attitude are the only things we can bring to our next life, this can explain the phenomena very well. Therefore, what we want to be in the future, we can decide now.

    http://bit.ly/MiniMonet
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  • Yee Yin
    Thursday, Apr 18. 2019 01:16 AM
    When we practice Dharma and we do things to please the Buddha or collect merits, we are in fact developing good qualities that we can apply in our lives. Whatever we are doing, if we do it consistently enough, it becomes a habit. When it becomes a habit we will do the same regardless of the circumstances.

    http://bit.ly/InvitingBuddhas
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  • Yee Yin
    Thursday, Apr 18. 2019 01:01 AM
    Do you know where is the second tallest standing Buddha statue in the world? It is in Myanmar at Maha Bodhi Ta Htaung monastery with the name of Lay Kyun Sakkya. Apart from the standing Buddha statue, there are also a giant reclining Buddha statue, a magnificent stupa, and thousands of Bodhi trees that were planted by its founder, the late Maha Bodhi Ta Htaung Sayadaw Venerable Narada.

    http://bit.ly/MyanmarTemple
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Everyday offerings of fresh cooked food and drinks are offered to awakened world peace protector Dorje Shugden on my shrine. It is my way to thank Him for all the help He has given to so many people throughout the decades I've introduced Him to. It is my way to include Him as my family and a feeling of closeness and gratitude I have for Him. He's a revered family member who happens to be enlightened and also my close friend. Tsem Rinpoche (Food offering prayer~ https://bit.ly/1VkYXJa)
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    Tsem Rinpoche’s dog, Oser girl always sits on Rinpoche’s chair. When Rinpoche’s other dog, Dharma tries to get into the chair, he is chased away. Oser is the boss. She is possessive. Cute.
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    Lama Yeshe talks about how to practice at the beginning and at the end of each day during teachings given in London during the Lamas’ first European teaching tour in 1975. Lama Yeshe was a brilliant teacher and I wanted to share this with everyone so his teachings can reach more people. Tsem Rinpoche
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Bernard was briefing the volunteers on the details before they headed out last Saturday to PPR Kota Damansara. #kechara #foodbank #urbanpoor - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
3 days ago
Bernard was briefing the volunteers on the details before they headed out last Saturday to PPR Kota Damansara. #kechara #foodbank #urbanpoor - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Seen here are team leaders giving their final briefing to the respective volunteers before they head out last night. Thank you very much to all the volunteers who turned up. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
4 days ago
Seen here are team leaders giving their final briefing to the respective volunteers before they head out last night. Thank you very much to all the volunteers who turned up. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thank you very much to James and Shereen for sponsoring oranges for tonight's distribution. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
5 days ago
Thank you very much to James and Shereen for sponsoring oranges for tonight's distribution. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
We received a lot wine bottles for recycling. It was packed nicely by the person. KEP-Serena
6 days ago
We received a lot wine bottles for recycling. It was packed nicely by the person. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling activity at Kechara Soup Kitchen. You can drop the recycled items here if you are nearby. KEP-Serena
6 days ago
Today we are having recycling activity at Kechara Soup Kitchen. You can drop the recycled items here if you are nearby. KEP-Serena
The generous support from Tesco Malaysia and AEON Retail Malaysia have made it possible for us to continue with this contribution to those less fortunate. Thank you very much! Here are photos taken during the distribution at government low cost flat. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
6 days ago
The generous support from Tesco Malaysia and AEON Retail Malaysia have made it possible for us to continue with this contribution to those less fortunate. Thank you very much! Here are photos taken during the distribution at government low cost flat. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thank you committed university students of University of Malaya for helping in our #foodrescue activities. These still good to eat and in date edible bread will be very useful for the needy students in universities! Thank you Komugi Malaysia for contributing and help reduce food wastage! #zerofoodwastage #kecharafoodbank #kecharasoupkitchen #endhunger - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 week ago
Thank you committed university students of University of Malaya for helping in our #foodrescue activities. These still good to eat and in date edible bread will be very useful for the needy students in universities! Thank you Komugi Malaysia for contributing and help reduce food wastage! #zerofoodwastage #kecharafoodbank #kecharasoupkitchen #endhunger - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Throw back, Kechara Sunday Dharma School. Chen Chen run thru me when he saw I'm carry a table and Voluntary help me carry the table.. He really warm my heart and remind me must be kindness to others anytime everyway. Just happened that day's topic is "KINDNESS" Thank You Chen Chen, Lovely Boy right?
1 week ago
Throw back, Kechara Sunday Dharma School. Chen Chen run thru me when he saw I'm carry a table and Voluntary help me carry the table.. He really warm my heart and remind me must be kindness to others anytime everyway. Just happened that day's topic is "KINDNESS" Thank You Chen Chen, Lovely Boy right?
Throw back, Kechara Sunday Dharma School. Chen Chen run thru me when he saw I'm carry a table and Voluntary help me carry the table.. He really warm my heart and remind me must be kindness to others anytime everyway. Just happened that day's topic is "KINDNESS" Thank You Chen Chen, Lovely Boy right? By Asyley Chia KSDS
1 week ago
Throw back, Kechara Sunday Dharma School. Chen Chen run thru me when he saw I'm carry a table and Voluntary help me carry the table.. He really warm my heart and remind me must be kindness to others anytime everyway. Just happened that day's topic is "KINDNESS" Thank You Chen Chen, Lovely Boy right? By Asyley Chia KSDS
Throw back, Kechara Sunday Dharma School. Chen Chen run thru me when he saw I'm carry a table and Voluntary help me carry the table.. He really warm my heart and remind me must be kindness to others anytime everyway. Just happened that day's topic is "KINDNESS" Thank You Chen Chen, Lovely Boy right? By Asyley Chia KSDS
1 week ago
Throw back, Kechara Sunday Dharma School. Chen Chen run thru me when he saw I'm carry a table and Voluntary help me carry the table.. He really warm my heart and remind me must be kindness to others anytime everyway. Just happened that day's topic is "KINDNESS" Thank You Chen Chen, Lovely Boy right? By Asyley Chia KSDS
We have our Kechara Food Bank team leaders interview potential urban poor families on every Saturday. New volunteers are most welcomed to join and assist along the session. Kindly contact us at 010-3333260 for registration. #Kechara #foodbank - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 week ago
We have our Kechara Food Bank team leaders interview potential urban poor families on every Saturday. New volunteers are most welcomed to join and assist along the session. Kindly contact us at 010-3333260 for registration. #Kechara #foodbank - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Yvonne is dedicated and able to spend her time in taking care for the youngest group of KSDS. Alice Tay, KSDS
1 week ago
Yvonne is dedicated and able to spend her time in taking care for the youngest group of KSDS. Alice Tay, KSDS
Teacher Jayce shared Rinpoche’s teachings about kindness to the students. Alice Tay, KSDS
1 week ago
Teacher Jayce shared Rinpoche’s teachings about kindness to the students. Alice Tay, KSDS
Juin Xiang is the youngest students in KSDS and he is doing better and well behaved in the class now. Alice Tay, KSDS
1 week ago
Juin Xiang is the youngest students in KSDS and he is doing better and well behaved in the class now. Alice Tay, KSDS
We are very grateful to have weekly contribution of lunch by Tina Yow, Mr K H Ong and Lillian Chen. We thanked them for their kindness. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 week ago
We are very grateful to have weekly contribution of lunch by Tina Yow, Mr K H Ong and Lillian Chen. We thanked them for their kindness. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Teacher Kien showed the students on how to make mala. Alice Tay, KSDS
1 week ago
Teacher Kien showed the students on how to make mala. Alice Tay, KSDS
The youngest group of KSDS warmed up and get ready for the games. Alice Tay, KSDS
1 week ago
The youngest group of KSDS warmed up and get ready for the games. Alice Tay, KSDS
Kechara Soup Kitchen and Kechara Earth Project will be having our monthly recycling activity this Saturday. All are welcome to drop the recycleable items or to volunteer with us. Thank you very much in advance. #recycle #reduce #reuse #savetheplanet - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 week ago
Kechara Soup Kitchen and Kechara Earth Project will be having our monthly recycling activity this Saturday. All are welcome to drop the recycleable items or to volunteer with us. Thank you very much in advance. #recycle #reduce #reuse #savetheplanet - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thanks to hongleongbank for sponsoring the food packs and mineral water for our clients. We appreciate your participation to add more love into the world. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 weeks ago
Thanks to hongleongbank for sponsoring the food packs and mineral water for our clients. We appreciate your participation to add more love into the world. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Ms. Janice So offered lights and incense to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and the Three Jewels in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 weeks ago
Ms. Janice So offered lights and incense to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and the Three Jewels in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Ms. Glian Sim prepared for all the Serkym offering sets prior the prayer session in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 weeks ago
Ms. Glian Sim prepared for all the Serkym offering sets prior the prayer session in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Ms. Leong Kit Ping performed water offering to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 weeks ago
Ms. Leong Kit Ping performed water offering to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Mr. Cheah Fook Wan offered Serkym to Dorje Shugden prior to the prayer session in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 weeks ago
Mr. Cheah Fook Wan offered Serkym to Dorje Shugden prior to the prayer session in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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