Congratulations to Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche

Aug 30, 2017 | Views: 2,940

When my Tsem Ladrang team received an invitation to the opening of Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche’s new centre, I was very very happy to hear this news. Whenever anyone is successful in establishing or propagating Lama Tsongkhapa’s tradition anywhere in the world, it is important for us to rejoice. It does not matter whether the founder has the same practices or not; what is important is that we rejoice in the growth of the Buddhadharma so that sentient beings may benefit from the wisdom of Shakyamuni’s teachings. So although I was not able to attend the opening myself, I wanted to send some of my close students there to represent me and show my support for Zawa Rinpoche’s works.

Zawa Rinpoche has visited Kechara many times in the past. During his visits here, he performed pujas to bless our land and also taught us some rituals which we were not familiar with before. Also some of my students have been in regular contact with Zawa Rinpoche. He has been very informative and helpful to them regarding the monastic system which my students who are not Tibetan are not familiar with.

I also know that Zawa Rinpoche has been traveling tirelessly for the last decade bravely raising awareness about the ban on Dorje Shugden. So he has been working on both his activities to lift the ban on Dorje Shugden, and also developing his own Dharma centre without much assistance. I wanted my people to go to Canada to recognise what Zawa Rinpoche has done for our lineage.

The invitation was for the opening of Zawa Rinpoche’s new Buddhist temple known as Centre De Méditation Tsongkhapa (CMT, or Tsongkhapa Meditation Centre in English). Located in Ste-Sophie, Quebec (Canada), the centre sits on four acres of land which is forested and (I am told) very beautiful and serene. There is a main gompa (prayer hall), as you will see from the photos below, and also a small house for Zawa Rinpoche in the back. They have also built rooms for visiting sangha, have a well-stocked library and they will soon be doing renovations to convert their garage into a kitchen. In the future, Zawa Rinpoche would like to develop his land to include retreat huts.

Venerable Geshe Tsultrim Tenzin (formerly of Gaden Jangtse Monastery, now residing in Austria) makes a mandala offering to His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche

CMT is actually Zawa Rinpoche’s third centre, so to speak. His first centre was opened by the late Venerable Geshe Khenrab, and it was located in Montreal, Quebec (Canada) before a sister centre was opened in Moncton, New Brunswick (also in Canada). After Geshe-la passed away, Zawa Rinpoche became the organisation’s spiritual guide. However, my students tell me that the Montreal centre was not located in a very conducive area because it was on a main road with shops, restaurants and bars nearby. Hence Zawa Rinpoche looked around for a more suitable location. When he found some properties, he submitted them to His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche who advised him that this location in Sainte-Sophie would be very good.

There were many auspicious signs in the run-up to the opening ceremony. For four days, rainbows appeared above the centre, either as double rainbows or circular ones around the sun. At one point, when Zawa Rinpoche was installing a Dharma wheel on the roof of the gompa, five-colored lights shone from the Dharma wheel. These were invisible to the naked eye although they show clearly in the photograph. Zawa Rinpoche also told us that completely white flowers sprouted spontaneously on the land, and that these flowers were not native to the area. Closer to the date of the opening ceremony, two small ponies came onto their land. After Zawa Rinpoche fed them, they disappeared and never came back.

So there were all of these good signs surrounding the centre, which made my team excited about attending what is surely an auspicious occasion. The opening ceremony was also attended by many lamas around the world who were keen to show their support for Zawa Rinpoche’s works. Present was Venerable Trote Rinpoche from New York, Venerable Kalden Rinpoche from Brazil, Geshe Phende from Austria, Gen Youten from Canada, and Geshe Sopa, Geshe Cheme Tsering and Gen Jamyang Tashi from Vermont. Venerable Rabten Rinpoche was also scheduled to attend the celebrations, representing His Eminence Gonsar Rinpoche who was not able to attend himself.

Zawa Rinpoche had also invited his own teacher, Venerable Geshe Tsultrim Tenzin. There is an interesting but sad story about this senior, very learned and gentle monk. Geshe Tsultrim is a monk of Gaden Jangtse Monastery who had many students. For decades he taught tirelessly until the height of the ban. At this time, some of his ‘students’ came to attack Geshe-la’s simple home, throwing stones and rocks at it. The harassment escalated and became so bad that Geshe-la had to escape the monastery in the middle of the night. He left India and travelled with Switzerland where Venerable Gonsar Rinpoche gave him refuge. Later Geshe-la moved to Austria where he now lives. There are very few monks now of Geshe-la’s generation, scholarship and practice so my students were extremely fortunate to meet him and make a connection with this holy practitioner.

My team spent their first day at CMT getting to know the volunteers, as well as some of the guests who had arrived early. They also had a short audience with Geshe Tsultrim to present some offerings I wished to make to him. With Zawa Rinpoche helping to translate, my students requested for Geshe-la to live long and on my behalf, offered to him a statue of Amitayus. Then they explained to Geshe Tsultrim about the works I have been doing in Malaysia and the progress of Kechara and what we wish to accomplish. I am told that Geshe-la was very happy to hear all of this and accepted their request for him to pray that this manifests.

Geshe Tsultrim accepting my offering of an Amitayus statue

In the evening, Geshe Sopa-la of Trijang Buddhist Institute requested our people to join him and Zawa Rinpoche the next day in escorting His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche to the centre which my team were of course very honoured to accept. They came extra early the following day to make sure they would not be late.

His Holiness Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche arrived and was escorted in the traditional manner, with a golden parasol, incense and flowers scattered at his feet. Outside of the gompa, His Holiness recited prayers and cut the ribbon sealing the doors. Then His Holiness entered the gompa to perform a consecration ritual with the other Sangha.

After a short break, His Holiness proceeded to give a short commentary and oral transmission of the Gaden Lhagyama. His Holiness explained that he had received this teaching from His Eminence Kensur Lati Rinpoche and it was according to the Segyud tradition. The teaching was translated by the Venerable Geshe Cheme Tsering, who is an excellent scholar and has been translating for His Holiness for many years. His Holiness also explained the motivation with which one should receive Dharma teachings. I am told that the teaching was very well-received and that His Holiness’s style of transmitting the Dharma is very similar to that of his predecessor.

His Holiness ended the afternoon with a gift to Zawa Rinpoche of an antique and very beautiful Namgyalma thangka. After that, everyone had the opportunity to make offerings and receive blessings from His Holiness, who left soon after. Again Kechara students had the merits to escort His Holiness back to the hotel which was very nice for them.

Over the next few days, my team had audiences with Venerable Rabten Rinpoche, Venerable Kalden Rinpoche and Venerable Trote Rinpoche to update them on our works and make a connection with them. I am told that the lamas were very happy to see our works and offered their prayers and support for our continuous growth. I thank them very much for this. My students also spent time getting to know our Dorje Shugden brothers and sisters, many of whom they have connected with on Facebook but never actually met before.

When I was Zawa Rinpoche’s age, I also had my own Dharma centre so I know from experience it is not easy to open a Dharma centre especially in an area where people may not be so familiar with Buddhism. Therefore I would like to offer Venerable Zawa Rinpoche my heartiest congratulations on the opening of the Tsongkhapa Meditation Centre which I know was not easy to do. I wish him every success and offer him my prayers that all of his works come to fruition.

Please scroll down to enjoy more photos below, and rejoice in the proliferation of Lama Tsongkhapa’s tradition in the west.

Tsem Rinpoche

 

For more information about Centre De Méditation Tsongkhapa (or Tsongkhapa Meditation Centre in English), please go to their website: French / English

There were many auspicious signs around the centre in the days leading up to the opening

There were rainbows around the sun

These rainbows appeared even when there was no rain

Some horses wandered onto the land. After Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche fed them, they left and were not seen again

As Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche installed the Dharma wheel on the roof of the gompa, five-coloured lights could be seen streaming down. These are only visible in the photograph, and not to the naked eye

When our group arrived, they bought a lot of drinks and snacks for the guests who would be attending the opening ceremony. They offered this to the Tsongkhapa Meditation Centre

Geshe Tsultrim Tenzin, an old and senior monk from Gaden Jangtse who is very gentle, learned and kind. He was chased and harassed out of his home by his own students because he continued his practice of Dorje Shugden

With Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche's help, my team were able to explain to Geshe-la some of the works we have been doing in recent times. Here, Geshe-la watches a video of His Eminence then 7th Panglung Kuten in trance

Beng Kooi presented on my behalf some offerings to the Tsongkhapa Meditation Centre, which Mireille Goetghebeur (their President) receives on the centre's behalf

The Tsongkhapa Meditation Centre in Ste-Sophie, Quebec (Canada). This is the main entrance to the gompa

The monks draw auspicious lotuses on the ground using flour

Inside, the gompa was readied before the doors were sealed with five-coloured ribbons. The next time anyone would enter these doors is after His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche cut the ribbons

Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche and Geshe Tenzin Phende proceed to seal the doors to the gompa

Venerable Rabten Rinpoche arriving at the Tsongkhapa Meditation Centre

Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche offers a khata to His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche, and requests him to come to open and bless the Tsongkhapa Meditation Centre

As is tradition, the Sangha line the road to welcome His Holiness Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche

His Holiness Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche has arrived. Each Sangha member take it in turns to offer a khata to Trijang Rinpoche

After His Holiness Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche recited prayers, cut the ribbon and entered the gompa, the rest of the guests followed suit

His Holiness Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche recites prayers to consecrate the centre. From today onwards, the centre can start to run their activities and invite teachers and students to teach and study Buddhist philosophy

The consecration prayers were followed by a short break, before His Holiness returned to the gompa to give a short commentary and oral transmission on Gaden Lhagyama

Venerable Rabten Rinpoche offering mendel tensum to Kyabje Rinpoche

Kyabje Rinpoche and Venerable Rabten Rinpoche share a very close relationship

Making a mandala offering to request for the teachings. From left to right are Venerable Geshe Tsultrim Tenzin (Austria), Venerable Kalden Rinpoche (Brazil), Venerable Rabten Rinpoche (Switzerland) and Venerable Trote Rinpoche (New York)

The umze was Geshe Tenzin Phende (Austria)

I was told that His Holiness's teachings were very well-received which does not surprise me considering he is one with Heruka and the attainments of his previous life

His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche offers a thangka to Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche in celebration of the centre's opening

The antique Namgyalma thangka from His Holiness Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche, with his signature on the bottom right of the thangka

Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche in front of the antique Namgyalma thangka gifted by His Holiness Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche

The antique Namgyalma thangka gifted by His Holiness Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche to Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche was also signed by His Holiness

Guests of the event were fortunate to receive blessings from His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche who is one with Heruka

His Holiness greets Ann Ogburn, a devoted student of His Eminence Domo Geshe Rinpoche

After the event, my students had audiences with the lamas in attendance, including Venerable Rabten Rinpoche. During the audience, they explained to Rinpoche the works that Kechara and myself have been doing here in Malaysia, and requested for his support and prayers which he said we have

Our Kechara team also met with many of our Tibetan friends to update them on our activities in Malaysia. Here, a group of Tibetans living in Toronto, Canada watch the video of His Eminence the 7th Panglung Kuten taking trance in Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat (http://retreat.kechara.com)

Beng Kooi and Karen explained to Venerable Trote Rinpoche some of the beautiful pendants and tsa tsas that our departments make. For more information, please visit http://www.vajrasecrets.com

On the second day of the opening ceremony weekend, Canadian First Nation natives were invited to perform their own religious ceremony to bless the environment. Their ceremony was followed by Tibetan Buddhist chanting from the monks who were present

Tsering Lhamo, Secretary of the Canadian Gelugpa Society (Kalsang Mejung Phuntsok), makes a speech on behalf of her organisation

Mireille Goetghebeur, President of the Tsongkhapa Meditation Centre, presents a token of appreciation for the deputy mayor and local community leaders who attended the opening ceremony

Geshe Tsultrim Tenzin offers a khata to each guest

Our Kechara team also met many Tibetans who are prominent members of the Dorje Shugden movement. Here, Su Ming stands behind Geshe Phende, next to Dorjee who is Chatreng Yeshe's son. Chatreng Yeshe (right, seated) is a former President of the Delhi Dorje Shugden Society

Beng Kooi with Geshe Phende, who now lives in Austria in Tashi Rabten Monastery, where His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche lived for many years

Beng Kooi with Geshe Cheme Tsering (centre) and Geshe Tsultrim Tenzin (right). Geshe Tsultrim, formerly of Gaden Jangtse Monastery, had to escape India in the middle of the night after his house was stoned by his 'students' because he practices Dorje Shugden

Beng Kooi with Chatreng Yeshe, a former President of the Delhi Dorje Shugden Society

Su Ming of Kechara with Chatreng Yeshe (who is sometimes known as Gen Yeshe). Due to Gen Yeshe's devotion to the Dorje Shugden movement, and his many years of brave hard work to lift the ban, the Tibetans have a lot of respect for this older gentleman

Pastor Jean Ai with Gen Lobsang Youten. You may have seen Gen Youten assisting His Eminence the 7th Panglung Kuten when he took trance of Dorje Shugden during the opening of Serpom Monastery

Pastor Jean Ai with Gen Jamyang Tashi, who served the previous Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and continues to serve his reincarnation today

Pastor Jean Ai with Geshe Cheme Tsering who is an excellent translator. Geshe Cheme resides in Vermont in Trijang Buddhist Institue, where he translates the teachings of His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche

Kechara Pastor Jean Ai with Geshe Lobsang Sopa, who I used to see in Gaden Shartse all the time many years ago. Geshe Sopa is a very familiar face to my generation of monks who would often see Geshe-la out in the hot Indian sun overseeing contractors and construction works. Geshe Sopa-la is very devoted to His Holiness Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche and Dorje Shugden

Kechara Pastor Jean Ai with her friend Namden

Pastor Jean Ai with her Tibetan friend Sonam

Beng Kooi presented some gifts to Gen Youten

Su Ming with Mayum Kusho-la, a very venerable wonderful senior lady of Tibet

Beng Kooi and Su Ming with Kalden Rinpoche who travelled from Brazil to attend the opening

Kechara member Karen with Lobsang Tashi, who is Zawa Rinpoche's assistant

Lobsang Choejor travelled from Toronto, Canada with one of my assistants Beng Kooi

Tenzin Rabjor (left) and Lobsang Rongpa (right) with Beng Kooi

Our Kechara members Su Ming, Pastor Jean Ai, Beng Kooi and Karen with Trote Rinpoche

Su Ming with Tenzin Kelsang who is the Vice President of the Canadian Gelugpa Society

Our Kechara team joined everyone at the football match and took some photos with their new friends afterwards

Beng Kooi with Ani Thupten who I am told is a very devoted student of Kyabje Yongyal Rinpoche

The day after the opening, Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche took our Kechara members to visit a local Vietnamese temple. Here they are with Geshe Cheme

These are my Kechara people taking a group photo with Chatreng Yeshe, Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche and Geshe Phende

Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche with the Dorje Shugden statue I offered to their centre

 

The opening of Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche’s event

Or view the video on the server at:
https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/CMTOpening.mp4

 

I had the great merits to receive a message from Geshe Tsultrim Tenzin, who is an old and senior monk and very learned and kind

Or view the video on the server at:
https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/GesheTsultrim.mp4

 

I also received messages from Chatreng Yeshe, which I am very honoured to receive. Chatreng Yeshe risked his life for many years to courageously stand up against the ban on Dorje Shugden

Or view the video on the server at:
https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/GenYeshePart1.mp4

 

Or view the video on the server at:
https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/GenYeshePart2.mp4

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  1. Moon Chan on Jun 11, 2020 at 4:56 pm

    It’s very honor to have opportunities to meet Zawa Rinpoche for few times in KFR in the past. During his visits here, he performed pujas and also shares his Dharma knowledge to give us blessings. He always smiling and kind, often we can see he posts some updates about his Buddhist temple in Quebac, Canada, which known as Centre De Méditation Tsongkhapa. I remember I saw one of the video, there was a big statue of Buddha covered by a monk robe. Wind was blowing, the statue feels liveliness around the nature, it’s just so beautiful, peace, calm. Zawa Rinpoche shares a lot footage of his temple in social media, it’s enjoy to watch and I hope to visit his place someday.

  2. Samfoonheei on Mar 13, 2020 at 7:58 pm

    Congratulations Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche for the opening of a Buddhist temple known as Centre De Méditation Tsongkhapa located in Ste-Sophie, Quebec ,Canada. A team of Kechara were invited to the opening of Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche’s new centre. Amazing there were many auspicious signs appeared in the run-up to the opening ceremony. Such as double rainbows, five-colored lights shone from the Dharma wheel ,white flowers sprouting and two small ponies appeared from nowhere and later simply disappeared to some where.That’s wonderful ,looking at those pictures paints a thousand words of joy. With this Centre De Méditation Tsongkhapa it has benefited many sentient beings.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

  3. Joy Kam on Dec 10, 2018 at 12:37 am

    Mantras are sacred verbalized words that invoke the protection and blessings of the deity to whom the mantra is ascribed. Mantras are also the manifestations of Buddhas in the form of ‘sounds’, hence the various mantras of Dorje Shugden contain the essence of the Protector.

    Dorje Shugden’s main mantra 多杰雄登主要咒语
    OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SOHA

    Dorje Shugden’s mantra for peace 平和咒语
    For gaining attainments through the energy of Peaceful Shugden, peace of environment and mind, harmony in one’s abode and dwelling area, and calming of disasters
    OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SHANTI SIDDHI HUNG

    Dorje Shugden’s mantra for health 福寿安康咒语
    For long life, increasing life, healing of disease and protection from diseases
    OM BENZA WIKI BITANA AYU SIDDHI HUNG

    Dorje Shugden’s mantra for increase 增长咒语
    For gaining great merits and increase of all necessary needs, both material and spiritual
    OM BENZA WIKI BITANA PUNYE SIDDHI HUNG

    Dorje Shugden’s mantra for control 控制咒语
    Of worldly deities, negative people and nagas and for influencing friends towards the positive
    OM BENZA WIKI BITANA WASHAM KURU HO

    Dorje Shugden’s mantra to grant protection 庇护咒语
    Visualize that you are in the Protector’s mandala, fully protected from outside interferences. Recite when in danger or for dangerous situations, for protection while travelling or when residing in dangerous/hostile places
    OM BENZA WIKI BITANA RAKYA RAKYA HUNG

    https://video.tsemtulku.com/videouploads/comment-1544345059.mp4


  4. Tsem Rinpoche on Nov 27, 2018 at 3:15 am

    Dear friends,

    Tibet has produced many powerful meditations, rituals and guidelines to help us gain spiritual protection, gain wisdom and higher states of consciousness. In general Tibet has produced many powerful methods for the growth of our spiritual evolution. Dorje Shugden is an angel, a saint, a powerful spiritual protector-warrior who originated 350 years ago when a highly awakened Tibetan Lama fulfilled his vows to become a special being to grant protection, wisdom, material needs, safety when travelling (normal and astral travel) and spiritual awakening. Both the Great 5th Dalai Lama and the current His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama composed short yet effective prayers to invoke upon the power and blessings of this special saint and protector. One can recite either one of the prayers that you feel suits you, anytime or even daily. When you feel a special need for help, you can recite either prayer anytime. When you are feeling down, afraid or just need a blessing, you can recite them. After reciting either invocation, it is good to chant the mantra of Dorje Shugden: Om Benza Wiki Bitana Soha.

    You do not have to be a Buddhist or practitioner of any religion to invoke upon the blessings and protection of this special enlightened and awakened angel Dorje Shugden. He helps all without discrimination or bias as he is filled with compassion and love. Divinity has no boundaries, they help all who call upon them.

    Enclosed are the prayers in English, Chinese and Tibetan.

    May you be safe, protected and blessed.

    Tsem Rinpoche

    More on the Great 5th Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden – https://bit.ly/2w7KHv6

    More on H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden – https://bit.ly/2QdaL4n

    Chapel (Trode Khangsar) built by the Great 5th Dalai Lama dedicated to Dorje Shugden in Lhasa – https://bit.ly/2zBTd8M

    亲爱的朋友们,

    西藏产生了许多有助于我们得到精神庇佑、取得智慧和更高层次之觉悟的强大禅修法、仪式和教诲。总括来说,西藏产生了许多有助于我们在修行上取得提升的强有力方法。多杰雄登是一个天使,一位圣人和一名护法战士。他的崛起始于350年前,当一位高度觉悟的西藏高僧履行本身的承诺,化身为特别的护法,赐予我们守护、智慧、物质需要、出入平安(平日外游和神游时)和灵修上的觉醒。任何人都可以随时随地在任何时候念诵适合自己的祈愿文。当你需要特别的帮助时,你可以随时念诵任何一篇祈愿文。当你感到沮丧、恐惧或仅是需要加持时,你也可以持诵这些祈愿文。在念诵任何祈请文后,你应该接着念诵多杰雄登的心咒:嗡 班杂 维格 毗札那 娑哈 Om Benza Wiki Bitana Soha。

    要祈请多杰雄登这位特殊、觉悟和觉醒的天使赐予加持和庇佑,你无需是佛教徒或任何宗教的修行者。他总是没有分别或偏见,充满慈悲和慈爱地帮助一切众生。神圣是没有界限的,圣者会帮助有求于他的任何人。

    以下附上英文、中文和藏文的祈愿文。

    愿你平安,常受庇护和加持。

    尊贵的詹杜固仁波切

    更多关于第五世达赖尊者和多杰雄登护法的内容 — https://bit.ly/2zsC3tG

    更多关于第十四世达赖尊者和多杰雄登护法的内容 — https://bit.ly/2r4aaDN

    第五世达赖尊者为多杰雄登护法在拉萨建造的护法殿(布旦康萨)— https://bit.ly/2zBTd8M

  5. Tsem Rinpoche on Nov 23, 2018 at 8:35 am

    Divination (‘mo’) Text by Dorje Shugden

    This is an important divination (‘mo’) text composed by Dorje Shugden himself. Dorje Shugden took trance of the Choyang Dulzin oracle lama, the senior oracle of Gaden Shartse Monastery, and instantly on the spot composed this text within two hours.

    The divination text contains information on how to use dice to do divination for the future and is known to be highly accurate. When practitioners use this text, they will be in direct contact with Dorje Shugden to get answers to questions about the future. It is for those who have good samaya with Dorje Shugden and are free of the eight worldly dharmas to be of benefit to others in divining the future.

    Tsem Rinpoche

    DS-MO-choyang.pdf

  6. Pastor Adeline Woon on Sep 24, 2018 at 1:22 am

    Be blessed with these rare videos featuring explanation and advice about Dorje Shugden practice by His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche in his own voice. The teaching was requested by Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, one of the earliest masters who taught Tibetan Buddhism in the West.

    Video 1: H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche Explains Dorje Shugden Initiation and Benefits (With English Subtitles)

    Kyabje Zong Rinpoche was an erudite scholar, ritual master and practitioner of the highest degree from Tibet. At the request of Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, one of the pioneers who taught Tibetan Buddhism in America, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche gives clear explanation and advice about the life-entrustment initiation of Dorje Shugden and how to go about the practice and get the maximum benefits in this video.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzFMvlxAqtc&feature=youtu.be

    Video 2: H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche speaks on the History and Lineage of Dorje Shugden (With English Subtitles)

    In this video, an erudite scholar, ritual master and practitioner of the highest degree from Tibet, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche talks about the incarnation lineage of Dorje Shugden and how the practice arose, with examples of Dorje Shugden’s previous lives that reveal his powerful spiritual attainments and contributions. This very rare teaching was given at the request of Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s student, Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, one of the pioneers who taught Buddhism in the West to many disciples since the 1970s.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIzKSJgK618&feature=youtu.be

    For more information: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/kyabje-zong-rinpoches-advice-on-dorje-shugdens-practice.html

  7. Valentina Suhendra on Aug 11, 2018 at 2:43 am

    His Holiness the 10th Panchen Lama

    Tibetans commonly refer to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and His Holiness 10th Panchen Lama as the “sun and moon” of Tibetan Buddhism. They are the center of Tibetan Buddhist civilization, which draws to its sphere of influence millions of non-Tibetan practitioners. The Panchen Lama’s incarnation line began with the 16th abbot of Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, Lobsang Chokyi Gyeltsen (1570 – 1662). He was bestowed the title of Panchen Lama by His Holiness the 5th Dalai Lama after being declared as an emanation of Amitabha.

    After being given the title, his three previous incarnations were posthumously also bestowed the title, making Lobsang Chokyi Gyeltsen the 4th Panchen Lama. He became a teacher to many Tibetans, Bhutanese and Mongolian religious figures, including His Holiness the 4th and 5th Dalai Lamas, and the 1st Jetsun Dampa of Mongolia. A prolific author, Chokyi Gyeltsen is credited with over a hundred compositions, including a number of commentaries and ritual texts that remain central in the Gelukpa tradition today. Along with his role as a teacher of the Dharma, the Panchen Lamas are usually responsible for the recognition of the rebirths of the Dalai Lamas, and vice versa.

    The 10th Panchen Lama, Lobsang Trinley Lhundrub Chokyi Gyeltsen (19 February 1938 – 28 January 1989) continued both the spiritual and political roles of his predecessors. His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, his contemporary, was even heard to say and echo the Panchen Lama’s own words that the Dalai Lama would safeguard Tibet from the outside while the Panchen Lama would safeguard Tibet from the inside, as he never left Tibet after the political troubles of 1959. He was truly loved by the Tibetans, all the way until his passing. When he taught, thousands of people would attend, not only from his own Gelug lineage, but masters and practitioners from all traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.

    At his sprawling monastery of Tashi Lhunpo, he has a special chapel specifically dedicated to Dorje Shugden, where prayers and rituals are performed on a daily basis. In his great omniscience the Panchen Lama held Dorje Shugden as the principal Dharma protector of the monastery. He also personally propitiated Dorje Shugden among other Dharma protectors, and even wrote extensive prayers and rituals to Dorje Shugden. These rituals and prayers are contained within his ‘sung bum’ or collected works, which are provided here. As such a great lama, with an erudite and clear understanding of the Buddhist scriptures, a teacher to millions in both Tibet and China, from an established incarnation line and an emanation of the Buddha Amitabha, he could not be mistaken about his practice of Dorje Shugden.

    His Holiness 10th Panchen Lama is known for his composition of commentaries and practice texts that are still in use by contemporary Buddhist practitioners both in Tibet and across the world. One of these is a powerful ritual composition propitiating the compassionate Dorje Shugden.

    Upon the request by Acharya Lobsang Jangchub to compose a shorter version of the prayer (sadhana) for the exhortation of activities of Dorje Shugden, Panchen Lama immediately composed an abbreviate form of Dorje Shugden’s Kangsol. This text is entitled “Manjunatha’s (Tsongkapa) Lineage protector Dorje Shugden and five forms wrathful propitiations and confessional prayers and fulfilment of activities rites” or “Melodious sound of Accomplishment of the Four Activities” for short. Once the prayers were completed, he had signs and strong feelings that Dorje Shugden has been working hard to protect the Buddhadharma in general and the lineage of Lama Tsongkhapa specifically.

    Mirroring the abilities of one of his earlier incarnations, Khedrub Je, a disciple of Lama Tsongkhapa and master of both sutra and tantra, the Panchen Lama used his compositional skill and poetic prowess to create a masterful sadhana. Worthy of note is a praise in which the first letter of each verse is a Tibetan vowel. Such compositions are rarely seen, and have historically only been used when propitiating senior Dharma protectors such as Palden Lhamo and Kalarupa.

    The Panchen Lama also stated that while composing the Dorje Shugden sadhana (prayers) he was filled with a sense of happiness and bliss. He ends the composition with not only his official title but his ordination name, Tenzin Trinley Jigme Choje Wangchuk, endorsing the validity of his work. He composed the sadhana in his own Tashi Lhunpo monastery while in the Hall of Clear Light and Bliss.

    See the Panchen Lama’s writings and download: https://bit.ly/2KIfeXb

  8. Beatrix Ooi on Aug 10, 2018 at 8:06 am

    For the first time available, Dorje Shugden and his entourage of 32 asssistants of his mandala.

    Dorje Shugden is a powerful protector deity who is also an emanation of Manjushri, a wisdom bestowing Buddha. Therefore, he has great ability to help us to progress further on the spiritual path. He does this by helping us to overcome obstacles and problems for the modern individual.

    Due to his enlightened nature, Dorje Shugden is able to manifest 32 deities and within the same abode resides Setrap and Kache Marpo:-

    1. 5 Dorje Shugden families or emanations. They consists of the following:-

    – Dulzin Dorje Shugden, which performs activities to eliminate inner and outer obstacles.
    – Shize, which performs activities to pacify all illnesses and disease.
    – Gyenze, which performs activities to increase all desirable material and spiritual wealth.
    – Wangze, which performs activities to control difficult people and circumstances.
    – Trakze, which performs activities to wrathfully eliminate all insurmountable obstacles and life-threatening situations.

    2. 9 Mothers. They represent protection of the five senses and developing control of the four elements. These are all attributes that signify their ability to assist tantric practitioners with their higher meditations.

    3. 8 Guiding Monks. They represent the Eight Great Bodhisattvas (Avalokitesvara, Manjushri, Vajrapani, Samantabhadra, Maitreya, Kshitigarbha, Akashagarbha, Sarva-nivarana-viskambini) and they bring about the growth of the Dharma, through the Sangha, Dharma practitioners and Dharma establishments.

    4. 10 Youthful & Wrathful Attendants. They represent the ten wrathful attendants to avert inner and outer obstacles. They are beings who are from Mongolia, China, Kashmir, India, Bengali, etc.

    5. Setrap. He is a senior Dharma Protector from India and an emanation of Amitabha Buddha. He had enthroned Dorje Shugden as an authentic Dharma Protector. Therefore, he also resides within the same mandala of Dorje Shugden.

    6. Kache Marpo. He is not an emanation of Dorje Shugden but he is still an enlightened Dharma Protector in his own right. He was originally known as Tsiu Marpo of Samye Monastery. However, he has placed himself under the service of Dorje Shugden as his chief minister, performing many activities in order to protect and benefit practitioners. Therefore, he stands guard at the main entrance of Dorje Shugden’s mandala. He often takes trance of qualified mediums to speak.

    7. Namkar Barzin. He is the reincarnation of an old Mongolian monk and when he passed away in Phari area of Tibet, his spirit was placed as a powerful assistant of Dorje Shugden. He guards and protects buildings and great institutions especially those that benefit others. He rides on a mythical Gyaling animal that resembles a goat but with scales.

    These sacred images are available on *Vajrasecrets. They are made of high quality alloy and are one of a kind. They are based on the lineage of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche’s monastery, Tashilhunpo in Shigatse, Tibet. In fact, the iconography of these statues are based on detailed photographs taken by H. E. Tsem Rinpoche during a trip to Tashilhunpo’s protector chapel. These are based exactly as the 10th Panchen Lama’s personal collection.

    Dorje Shugden mandala: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=131570

    Dorje Shugden’s benefit and practice: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=62422

    Dorje Shugden’s origins: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=106424

    Dorje Shugden chapel in His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche’s Tashilhunpo Monastery in Tibet: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=68698

    *Stand not included

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  9. Pastor Shin Tan on Aug 3, 2018 at 3:32 am

    This elderly & innocent monk in India was brutally attacked, find out why. Shocking – https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=163953

  10. Made in Japan on Aug 1, 2018 at 5:53 am

    “If the Dalai Lama, if His Holiness the Dalai Lama can be harmed by Dorje Shugden, then we might as well not practice Buddhism anymore. If His Holiness the Dalai Lama can have his life shortened by a so-called evil spirit, any evil spirit, then can he be Avalokiteshvara? So on one hand you say, we say, I say, everybody says, he is Avalokiteshvara; on the other hand you’re saying that he can be harmed by an evil spirit… Which one is it? Can he be harmed by an evil spirit or is he Avalokiteshvara? Do you think Avalokiteshvara, Manjushri, Vajrapani, Tara all take refuge in something else to protect themselves from Dorje Shugden? How illogical is that? How illogical of people to say His Holiness the Dalai Lama can be harmed by an evil spirit, any evil spirit or “Dorje Shugden” evil spirit. How is that possible?” – Tsem Tulku Rinpoche

    Photo: His Holiness the Dalai Lama, young Tsem Tulku Rinpoche and Tsem Tulku Rinpoche’s tutor Kensur Rinpoche Jampa Yeshe

  11. Pastor Adeline Woon on Jul 29, 2018 at 7:09 pm

    DON’T MISS THIS! FANTASTIC NEW GREAT STUFF! High quality videos redressing the misinformation about Dorje Shugden practice and people and the current sad Tibetan situation and why they are losing ground in the world. Powerful and truthful – CLEAR VIDEOS – https://bit.ly/2LJbo35

  12. Joy Kam on Jul 25, 2018 at 1:45 am

    Amazing post!!!!!

    Dear friends, For months we have been working on this BEAUTIFUL and meaningful mural in Kathmandu, Nepal. Please click here to enjoy the many stunning pictures of this mural: https://bit.ly/2LgOj8J

    Tsem Rinpoche

  13. Pastor Adeline Woon on Jul 23, 2018 at 4:11 am

    Sakya tradition’s thangka of Dorje Shugden sitting on a throne within his palace with his four emanations and high Sakya Lamas nearby. Tsem Rinpoche

  14. Joy Kam on Jul 17, 2018 at 9:20 pm

    Antique Pelden Lhamo thangka with sacred Dorje Shugden at the bottom right. Can see Tsongkapa and Guru Rinpoche on the top also. Beautiful and holy.

  15. Wai Meng Wan on Jan 13, 2018 at 2:52 am

    Wonderful work to spread the Gaden tradition far and wide. May they be one of the trailblazers of the Tsongkhapa’s doctrine and traditions.

  16. Irene Lim on Nov 15, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    I rejoice in the opening of a new centre recently by Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche. May the growth of the Buddhadharma benefit many sentient beings into the ten directions. May Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche live long to turn the Dharma wheel.

  17. Mark Steeves on Oct 31, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    Thank you for posting Rinpoche. The photos are wonderful. I rejoice for the opening of The Tsongkhapa Meditation Center by Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche here in Canada. Although the center is far from my home, and was once in my home province of New Brunswick, I hope that conditions conducive will one day come about that I may be closer to such accomplished and enlightened masters. Just knowing these scholars and great practitioners of The Buddhadharma are here in Canada is a great comfort and encouragement. May the center continue to grow, see much success and spread the teachings to many. Where there is no Dharma may there be the Guru to plant the seed to see it grow and grow. May the Sangha increase, know good health and bring about much happiness and understanding to those who suffer in this Samsara. Please remain and continue to turn the Wheel of the Dharma to liberate all sentient beings. May the teachings spread far and wide and may all who seek them find solace and great blessing. Because of the kindness, concern, wisdom and compassion of the Guru this world may this world know peace. I closing I would also add that the white flower mentioned is actually a mushroom. It is called Monotropa Uniflora. Known as Indian Pipe, Ghost Pipe or Corpse Pipe! 🙂 I have read it is a powerful medicinal in tincture form used as a pain reliever when all other forms of pain treatment have been expended, including opiates. Most Auspicious and rare indeed. If you cannot find this plant, the Dharma is the next best pain relief I would recommend! :)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monotropa_uniflora https://www.americanherbalistsguild.com/sites/default/files/donahue_sean_-_ghost_pipe-_a_little_known_nervine.pdf

  18. Lum Kok Luen on Oct 31, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    I rejoice for this most auspicious and meritorious opening of the Tsongkhapa Meditation Center in Canada! This is very, very good news as it signifies the spreading of Je Tsongkhapa’s teachings and Dharma. It also signifies and proves that Dorje Shugden has compassionately helped to clear the obstacles for Je Tsongkhapa’s teaching to be made available to people as far away as Canada, which is technically half the globe away from Asia.

    I also rejoice for all of Kechara’s and Your Eminence’s students to be able to attend the opening and present the offerings on your behalf to the center.

    May the Dharma continue to flourish and the ban on Dorje Shugden be lifted.

    Lum Koko Luen

  19. Lim Han Nee on Oct 31, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    What an auspicious event and a joyous one -the opening of Zawa Rinpoche’s new Dharma center – Tsongkhapa Meditation Center -in St Sophie,Quebec , Canada! It is through centers like this that the Dharma of Tsongkhapa’s tradition will flourish! Many great Masters from all over the world came to support Zawa Rinpoche on the occasion of the opening of his center. A group of Rinpoche’s students were there for the occasion too. It was a great opportunity, which they utilized fully, to let the great Shugden Lamas know about Rinpoche ‘s tireless efforts in proliferating Je Tsongkhapa’s tradition and Dorje Shugden practice here in Malaysia.We remember Zawa Rinpoche with gratitude as he has visited Kechara and performed pujas to bless the land and also taught many rituals.

    The many auspicious signs are clear indications that this was a truly great occasion for rejoicing, even among the company of Enlightened Buddhas! Rainbows were seen in the sky; white flowers spontaneously bloomed and these were not native to these parts ! There were 5 coloured lights streaming down when Zawa Rinpoche was installing the Dharma Wheel on the roof of the Gompa! Two ponies came and later disappeared!

    • Lum Kok Luen on Oct 31, 2017 at 5:37 pm

      All the auspicious signs also indicate that Dorje Shugden have cleared the obstacles for the center to flourish and all the Buddhas are very delighted !

  20. Datuk May on Oct 31, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    Congratulations Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche, whom I had the privilege to have met when he visited us in Malaysia.

    It is always a joyous occasion when a Dharma centre manifests to propagate the Dharma and doctrine of Je Tsongkapa.

    I also rejoice for my Dharma sisters who had the great opportunity to share with High lamas of our Guru, Tsem Rinpoche’s work in Malaysia.

    May the Dharma flourish in all 10 directions to benefit sentient beings.

  21. Samfoonheei on Oct 31, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    It’s a wonderful news of the another opening of Zawa Rinpoche’s centre. Quebec, Canada. Rejoiced to our Kecharian team been able to witness such an auspicious occasion. Amazing there were many auspicious sign appeared in the days leading up to the opening. Its a fruitful visits for the Kecharians having audiences with many spiritual leaders, lamas and meeting new friends to share with them about our Kechara work and so forth. May Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche lives long and stays healthy and continue to turn the Dharma wheel .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful post, video of the opening of the centre and beautiful pictures

  22. Fong on Oct 31, 2017 at 10:06 am

    And, with protector’s help, the stainless teachings of Lama Tsongkhapa flourishes despite adversities and various obstacles. Truly a remarkable occasion to rejoice. Thank you for sharing this joyous occasion.

    May Centre De Méditation Tsongkhapa grow to benefit sentient being.
    May Zawa Rinpoche’s works bring fruition.
    May the stainless teachings of Lama Tsongkhapa spread to the ten directions.

  23. Wong Suet Moi on Oct 30, 2017 at 11:17 pm

    I truly rejoice for the new opening dharma centre in western country. This means that more and more people get to receive Shakyamuni teachings and dharma is growing.

    May all the high lamas and lineage holders live long and continue to turn the dharma.

    With folded hands
    Suet Moi

  24. Anne Ong on Oct 30, 2017 at 10:10 pm

    Rejoice and Congratulations to Zawa Rinpoche. So happy to read this article where dharma centre is set up in Canada. By having dharma centre, more people would be able to learn and practise Buddha’s teaching. May Zawa Rinpoche have long life and health and continue to turn the wheel of Dharma. May the lineage of Lama Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden spread far and wide. Thank you very much Rinpoche and blog team for this wonderful post and beautiful pictures ??

  25. Pastor Antoinette on Oct 30, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    Rejoice! Thank you for the wonderful news of the opening of Zawa Rinpoche’s center in Ste-Sophie, Quebec, Canada. The video of this special event with many guests and the many beautiful pictures of this auspicious day show the results of much hard work and dedication.

    May the lineage of Lama Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden spread far and wide. May Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche have long life and health and continue to turn the wheel of Dharma.

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  27. MartinC on Feb 9, 2017 at 8:43 am

    Dorje Shugden has been maligned and demonized by the Tibetan leaderships’s smear campaigns for 20 years. However, when some one actually looks into the allegations against the Protector and examine what the practice is all about, they see the goodness of Dorje Shugden clearly. This comment by ‘Suzy in Hawaii’ is yet another indication that despite all efforts, the anti-Shugden offensive has failed. . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4&t=11s

    Suzy

  28. Marek on Jan 5, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    Delightful! I met Zawa Rinpoche & Lobsang Tashi in UK ages ago, Zawa Rinpoche gave me my Tibetan name, I met Lama Gangchen when Buddha Shakyamuni’s relics were on tour in Switzerland in 2003, also met Trijang Rinpoche, Rabten Rinpoche (they were so young at the time, really good at soccer and basketball, into skateboarding, graffiti & hip-hop) Gonsar Rinpoche & Gonsar Rinpoche’s Mama – please don’t think I’m showing off, just that I’ve been so lucky and want to share my joy.

  29. Tsem Rinpoche on Sep 15, 2016 at 1:03 am

    Trode Khangsar Chapel in Lhasa, Tibet

    Over 400 years ago a great and learned lama Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen was famed in Mongolia, Tibet, Nepal and China for being very saintly and compassionate. He resided in his residence (Zimkhang Gongma Ladrang) in Drepung Monastery. His root guru was H.H. the Omniscient 4th Panchen Lama and his close dharma brother was the 5th Dalai Lama.

    The 5th Dalai Lama and Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen had a very close and dharmic relationship and often went to receive teachings together from the 4th Panchen Lama. They were close in age. They both became very learned and well known. During this time, the Dalai Lama was enthroned as a Dharma King of Tibet. But more people went to see Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen for teachings, initiations and divinations. This made the attendants of the 5th Dalai Lama feel threatened that Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen’s fame might usurp the power of the 5th Dalai Lama. So they had a khata forced down his throat. At that moment, Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen dissolved his psychic winds and generated the wish to be a great guardian of Buddha and Tsongkapa’s teachings. As his consciousness dissolved, he entered ‘bardo’ as a dharma protector of the highest order (jikten depey sungma). Many signs were seen throughout Lhasa at this time and the earth was said to have shaken in Lhasa. This event was already predicted to Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen’s previous incarnation when he was one of the 8 main disciples of Lord Tsongkapa the Supreme Master and he served Tsongkapa directly by building Gaden Monastery.

    When the 5th Dalai Lama heard what his scheming and power-hungry attendants had done, he was very distressed. He was very sorry Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen was murdered and dishonored as he was a great dharma master. The 5th Dalai Lama composed an apology to Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen. In Lhasa, tens of thousands gathered for the cremation of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen’s holy body. During the cremation, the 5th Dalai Lama’s apology was read out at which flames spontaneously arose from the body of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen commencing the cremation. From the body, during cremation, a powerful whirlwind of smoke tunneled into the sky for all to see as this was an indication Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen’s consciousness has arisen as the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. The Dharma Protector Setrap immediately recognized this new protector Dorje Shugden and ‘enthroned’ him as a powerful Dharma Protector in the realm of the Buddhas. From this, Setrap and Dorje Shugden are closely connected and very close working hand in hand always. After the cremation, the great 5th Dalai Lama built a Dorje Shugden chapel on the spot the cremation took place and named it Trode Khangsar. The 5th Dalai Lama commissioned the statue of Dorje Shugden in this chapel and had monks installed in the chapel to do continuous propitiations to Dorje Shugden. Trode Khangsar Chapel was a commemoration to Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen who was wronged and also a celebration of his consciousness arising as the World Peace Peace Protector Dorje Shugden.

    This Trode Khangsar Chapel still exists now in Lhasa where many make pilgrimages there. It is in good condition and was recently renovated. It is over 400 years old and a testimony to the respect the Great 5th Dalai Lama had to Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen who arose as Dorje Shugden.

    I have visited this holy chapel in Lhasa years back. I’ve never heard of it till I was in Lhasa and by chance, I was told about it which I was happy to visit. I could not find the place but strangely a bunch of pilgrims from Amdo told me they would show me how to get there in Lhasa.

    This short video is a short clip of this holy Trode Khangsar Chapel in Lhasa today commemorating Dorje Shugden, built by the great 5th Dalai Lama. The great 5th Dalai Lama even composed a prayer to Dorje Shugden which is still available today and we can recite to invoke the blessings, protection, and assistance of World Peace Protector Dorje Shugden.

    Tsem Rinpoche


    Read more: Trode Khangsar – A 400-year-old Dorje Shugden Chapel in Lhasa
    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/trode-khangsar-%E2%80%93-a-400-year-old-dorje-shugden-chapel-in-lhasa.html

    Short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTybDwTeLAM

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    The 5th Dalai Lama’s Prayer to Dorje Shugden

    HUM
    Though unmoving from the sphere of primordial spontaneity,
    With wrathful turbulent power, swifter than lightning,
    Endowed with heroic courage to judge good and bad,
    I invite you with faith, please come to this place!

    Robes of a monk, crown adorned with rhinoceros leather hat,
    Right hand holds ornate club, left holds a human heart,
    Riding various mounts such as nagas and garudas,
    Who subdues the mamos of the charnel grounds, praise to you!

    Samaya substances, offerings and torma, outer, inner and secret,
    Favourite visual offerings and various objects are arranged.
    Although, previously, my wishes were a bit dense,
    Do not stop your powerful apparitions, I reveal and confess!

    Now respectfully praising with body, speech, and mind,
    For us, the masters, disciples, benefactors and entourages,
    Provide the good and avert the bad!
    Bring increase like the waxing moon in spiritual and temporal realms!

    Moreover, swiftly accomplishing all wishes,
    According to our prayers, bestow the supreme effortlessly!
    And like the jewel that bestows all wishes,
    Always protect us with the Three Jewels!

    From: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/the-5th-dalai-lamas-prayer-to-dorje-shugden

    Tibetan prayer from: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/the-14th-dalai-lamas-prayer-to-dorje-shugden.html

  30. Lin Mun on Jul 13, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    Congratulations to Zawa Rinpoche. So happy to read this article where dharma centre is set up in the West, in Canada. By having dharma centre, more people would be able to learn and practise Buddha’s teaching , most importantly following right path with proper guidance and lineage.

    It may not be easy to set up a dharma centre there if not because of hard work and perseverance of Zawa Rinpoche and team.

    May Lama Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden teachings continue to flourish in every parts of the world.

  31. Karen Chong on Sep 25, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    Zawa Rinpoche has been very supportive towards Tsem Rinpoche’s work and Kechara. Hence when we heard about his new centre opening, we were all very glad for Rinpoche and rejoiced. It was an honour for Tsem Ladrang to be invited to attend the centre opening in Canada. We were glad to be given this chance to be physically there and witnessed the auspicious event and that we were able to meet many practitioners from the west. It was a very precious and enjoyable event whereby all the practitioners were gathered for the same purpose. I’m so glad to see the unity, care and love in everyone. Without the Lama’s perseverance in upholding the lineage, it’ll be difficult for us to access to Dharma in this era.

  32. Shane Jayasuriya on Sep 22, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    Its happy to see Lama Tsongkhapa teaching spradding to every corner of the world, Congratulations toLama Zawa Rinpoche and may the buddhas in ten direction bless Zawa Rinpoche to spread dharma.

  33. Li Kheng on Sep 9, 2015 at 2:10 am

    Congratulations to Zawa Rinpoche. Establishing a center is no easy feat as Rinpoche pointed out. It takes determination, authenticity, hard work and humility.

    I have had the honor to meet Zawa Rinpoche before and he is kind and patient in sharing knowledge about Tibetan Buddhism, culture and traditions so that we are able to contribute to the growth of Dharma in Malaysia.

    I wish Zawa Rinpoche continued success in the growth of his center and may many many many people be blessed and receive hope.

  34. Wah Ying on Sep 3, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    Congratulations to Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche! Happy to see Je Tsongkhapa’s teachings in Canada. May more and more people benefitted from Dharma, may more benefitted from Dorje Shugden’s practice.

  35. Uncle Eddie on Aug 31, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    We greatly rejoice in Kyabse Zawa Rinpoche’s opening of his new centre, known as Centre Demeditation Tsongkhapa, at Ste-Sophie, Quebec, (Canada). Meritoriously, many good auspicious signs have appeared in the surrounding areas of the new centre, both at the time of its opening and therafter. As this is said to be the third new centre where Kyabse Zawa Rinpoche has established, it take a lot his inner and outer hard efforts to make this possible, apart from the good blessing that he has. As a result of all these good omens, it will certainly bring tremendous success and endless spiritual benefits to all practitioners, to help make live more peaceful, hopeful and meaningful for them. Many deep heartfelt congratulations to you Kyabse Zawa Rinpoche. Om Benza Wiki Bitana Soha.

  36. Joe Chang on Aug 27, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    Rejoice for the opening of Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche’s new Dharma centre!

    May the Lamas lives remain stable.
    May pure deeds spread in the ten direction.
    And may the teachings of Lord Buddha and Tsongkapa remain, dispelling the darkness of ignorance of all beings!

    Om Benza Wiki Bitana Soha.

  37. Shelly tai on Aug 26, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    Rejoice for Zawa Rinpoche and his hardworking team, may the center growth and spread Lama Tsonkhapa lineage to ten direction.

  38. Casteven Lim (KH JB) on Aug 25, 2015 at 4:02 am

    Rejoice and congratulation to Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche, due to 100% faith to Guru and Dorje Shugden all can happen.

    Very appreciate Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche and the team hard works so many of Shugdenpas able to continue their practice happily and more will be connect to Je Tsongkhapa pure lineage.

  39. Sharon Ong on Aug 23, 2015 at 1:17 am

    So many beautiful happy smiles. Very happy for the Kecharians who attended this auspicious event. And what an honour to be able to escort H.H. Trijang Choktrul Rinpoche! Thank you, Rinpoche for sharing so many beautiful photos with this post.

    Heartiest Congratulations to Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche! May Je Tsongkhapa’s teachings continue to flourish far and wide. May Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche live long and continue to turn the Wheel of Dharma.

  40. Joy Kam on Aug 22, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    Wow thank for this wonderful update and pictures from the team who went there to represent Rinpoche and Kechara.

    My heartfelt CONGRATULATIONS to Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche! It is so lovely to see your Dharma centre open with so many auspicious omen and signs. I love the pictures of the auspicious signs; the white flower, the rainbows and the two beautiful ponies. It sounds like an enchanting mystical tale come to life.

    Thank you Zawa Rinpoche for your courageous efforts in speaking up and standing up on the Dorje Shugden conflict. Your devotion to our Dharma Protector is inspiring and it brings much hope to many. We are honoured to know you, meet you, and even host you when Zawa Rinpoche was here in Malaysia. I wish your Dharma centre great success and growth which I am certain it will.

    How blessed for our group to be escorting His Holiness Trijang Choktrul Rinpoche. What a great honour wow! It is amazing how Tsem Rinpoche told us many years back how we will soon meet many high and highly attained Lamas, and we will be well known for our good works… it is all starting to come true now and this is just the beginning of the beginning. Whatever Rinpoche says ALWAYS come true.

  41. JP on Aug 22, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    Congratulations to Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche! It’s great to see many people around the world congregating to promote peace and harmony via the Buddhadharma. The camaraderie, warmth and sincerity permeate through the pics as they hold on to their practice regardless of the insurmountable pressures from others.

    It is through rough times like the discrimination of Dorje Shugden that enable us to see who our real friends are and who are true to their spiritual practice.

    May Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche live long and continue to turn the wheel of Buddhadharma in all ten directions.

  42. Pastor Henry Ooi on Aug 22, 2015 at 10:48 am

    Rejoicing news and congratulations to Venerable Zawa Rinpoche on the opening of new Buddhist Centre De Méditation Tsongkhapa. From there may dharma spread like wildfire to all regions and corners of the world. May many come to know and learn the teachings of Lama Tsongkhapa and also engage in the practices Dorje Shugden.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Oct 22. 2020 12:48 PM
    We have to do our homework……yes I agree with what Rinpoche had said. We can’t go back and change the beginning but we can start where we are and change the present. We have to work it out somehow even there is a hurdle or obstacles to go. In life we bond to have obstacles to clear along the path of life. Accepting those obstacles as they come , learn from there and let it be. Choosing to learn, practice Dharma and putting it into action is the best choice. Doing Dharma I have chosen have make my life filled with happiness.
    Thank you Rinpoche for these teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/20668.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Oct 22. 2020 12:45 PM
    The Heart Sutra is the most widely known sutra of the Mahayana tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. We may try changing who we are in an attempt to fit in and even if we achieve a new feeling of belonging, the emptiness remains. Emptiness is an important door to liberation in life. The Heart Sutra is a very condensed contemplation manual. Will read it over and again to understand better . I still have a long way to go trying to absorb what ever I could. We have to develop a soft heart and compassion, firstly before we read the sutras. At the heart of emptiness is compassion….quoted.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/emptiness-with-a-heart-of-compassion.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Oct 22. 2020 12:44 PM
    Unbelievable what they did…. Mumu and Oser. They saved an injured tiny bird, bringing to Rinpoche. They are like one of us , can feel and knew that the bird needed help. Mumu and Oser knew who to bring to. Great Job, they did their best, sadly the injured bird passed away. But fortunate to have Rinpoche blessing. Mumu and Oser are amazing dogs had showed us an example to give care, love and be kind even they were of different species.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/a-tale-of-a-bird.html
  • sarassitham
    Wednesday, Oct 21. 2020 05:11 PM
    Really love this mysterious and yet beautiful, sacred and holy place. The temple is beautiful preserved with remarkable facts of tantric legacy. This sixty four yogini temple is very unique in many ways and all the yoginis represents the sixty four arts which very fascinating. I believe there are a lot more to discover from this temple.

    Thank you for the article sharing, I’m blessed to see the holy place and hope to visit them.

    https://bit.ly/3jha0Si
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Oct 21. 2020 01:33 PM
    Dorje Shugden, the special protector emanation of Manjushri is a fully enlightened being which will help us at all times when we truly trusted and have faith in him and our Guru.

    There is nothing that is too small or too big or daunting for him, when it comes to helping us.I fold my hands in great faith and devotion to Dorje Shugden.Thank you for sharing this wonderful story and experience with us.


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  • sarassitham
    Tuesday, Oct 20. 2020 11:52 PM
    I believe that in life, we come across so many different experiences and opportunities to learn and grow, and in turn, every choice we make and everything that we go through shapes us into who we are. Challenging situations take us beyond our comfort zone and trigger fears and anxieties but also have the power to become moments of truth.

    It takes a lot of time to reached a level of acceptance and by doing dharma work we are trying to inculcate compassion into our lives . This powerful teaching helps to purify our karma and transform our thoughts.

    Thank you for the sharing, It serves as a reminder for all of us, of the reason why we are doing Dharma work and what kind of attitude one should have.

    https://bit.ly/3jg6K9E
  • S.Prathap
    Tuesday, Oct 20. 2020 05:37 PM
    This is one of the most sacred sites in all of Buddhism. Yearly thousands of Hindus and Buddhists pilgrims and tourist from all over the world will be come to The Mahabodhi Temple.

    This sacred sites is definitely imbued with the positive energies and blessings of great beings.Thank you very much for the good write up and share this nice article with us
  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Oct 19. 2020 04:52 PM
    Reading this article really me open up my views of what is existing beyond my imagination.They then discovered that the possibility of life on other planets ,the existence of black holes, and so forth.
    The universe, outer space, the galaxies have always fascinated me since I was very very young. I loved pictorial books on planets and space.Thank you very much for the good sharing.
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Oct 18. 2020 04:22 PM
    Niguma is considered one of the most important and influential yoginis and Vajrayana teachers. A mysterious eleventh-century Kashmiri woman who became the source of a major Tibetan Buddhist practice lineage. Niguma was considered an emanation of the great dakini Mandarava. The legacy of Niguma’s teachings and spiritual practices is still available today within the Shangpa Kagyu tradition. Her teachings are also embodied within the Gelug school as well as the other sects of Tibetan Buddhism. Interesting related to Niguma and Khyungpo Naljor about the 500 gold coins and so forth. A very rare insight into the unusual role of women in the development of Buddhist history.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David so this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/niguma-mistress-of-illusion.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Oct 18. 2020 04:20 PM
    I was once a hypocrites before but coming to Dharma I came out from a nut shell and still learning. Positive thinking, rather, is used so that we can learn, grow, and evolve from what we experience in life. When failure is possible, view it as a challenge, as it makes us stronger. Accept whatever comes along , mistakes and try to correct it and move on. Its better to learn our mistakes then not knowing it. I don’t mind to accept mistakes as I learn from it , with a positive mind. Profound teachings indeed.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great teachings. Will read again and again to remind myself.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/49708.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Oct 18. 2020 04:17 PM
    Great teachings …..doing purification practice through Vajrasattva’s practice and prostrations. I have plenty to go , glad to come across this old article which I will try to absolve whatever much I could. Reading it , I realised its indeed a very beneficial and effective practice in purifying our negative karma. Since the MCO I have been doing prostrations I could feel a peace and calmness within my mind.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great teaching which I truly treasured.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/vajrasattva-and-prostrations-transcript.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 17. 2020 01:02 PM
    The Potala Palace is a fortress in the city of Lhasa, in Tibet. It was once a winter imperial palace of the Dalai Lamas but has been a museum since then . This palace is the highest ancient palace in the world, it also once served as a seat of government, and monastery, it’s now a must visit place for Tibet . As the most iconic architecture and top UNESCO world heritage Site in Tibet, at 3750 m . From the Palace one could see the whole area of the Holy Lhasa city. constructed in the 18th century, is a masterpiece of Tibetan art. The beauty of this Palace and the ancient architecture of the buildings integration in a striking landscape, added to their historic and religious interest. Hundred thousands of pilgrims visited this Holy city yearly. I am fortunate to have gone to this Holy sites with my friends. Worth going on a pilgrimage .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/potala.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 17. 2020 01:00 PM
    Dungkar Lozang Trinlé a Tibetan historian and Buddhist scholar was one of the most important Tibetan historians of the 20th century. He was recognised as the eighth incarnation of Dungdkar Rinpoche. an expert on traditional poetics and a campaigner for modern Tibetan education and cultural development, a rare polymath among Tibetan scholars of the 20th century. After years of forced labour during the Cultural Revolution, he became a leading advocate of education in the Tibetan language. His legacy lives on till this day in his prodigious array of Tibetan-language historical texts and important commentaries on religious subjects. He was well known, recognized by many and also internationally.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-eighth-dungkar-dungkar-lobzang-trinle.html
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  • sarassitham
    Friday, Oct 16. 2020 10:00 PM
    Thank you for the interesting sharing, I love using natural remedies as it helps me in many ways and furthermore it is organic. Besides, easily available in our garden and flower pots.

    Herbal and natural remedies are very popular methods used today since it has many medical benefits. Herbal remedies have proven effective in healing serious illnesses without leaving any side effects.

    Many plant based herbs remedies are safe to consume and help us to relief symptoms faster. Natural remedies can be prepared easily and less time consuming. Most of them are widely used for immediate relief from symptoms, boost energy or lose weight, but we need to be very careful choosing the right herbs.

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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
1 years ago
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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1 years ago
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
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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
1 years ago
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
1 years ago
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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Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
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Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families  ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
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Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
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We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
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
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
5 months ago
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
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
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More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
5 months ago
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
5 months ago
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
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KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
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Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
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Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
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
7 months ago
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
7 months ago
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
7 months ago
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
7 months ago
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
7 months ago
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
7 months ago
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
7 months ago
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
7 months ago
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
7 months ago
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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