His Holiness the Dalai Lama again says it’s possible to have two Panchen Lamas

Mar 12, 2019 | Views: 9,839
The 11th Panchen Lama Gyaincain Norbu

His Holiness the 11th Panchen Lama Gyaincain Norbu

(By Tsem Rinpoche)

Dear learned friends,

I wanted to share with you some interesting information that was recently brought to my attention. On December 28, 2018, during the 30th anniversary of His Holiness the 10th Panchen Lama’s passing into clear light, His Holiness the Dalai Lama issued a video message to commemorate the occasion. In his video however, His Holiness made some statements that appear to support the legitimacy of His Holiness the 11th Panchen Lama Gyaincain Norbu that I find to be very interesting.

As you may recall, in April 2018, His Holiness the Dalai Lama was travelling and when he arrived back in Kangra Airport near Dharamsala, some reporters interviewed His Holiness. At that time, His Holiness referred to the China-enthroned Panchen Lama as the “official Panchen Lama” and spoke about an important Sakya lama by the name of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, saying that he had manifested five incarnations of Body, Speech, Mind, Quality and Activity. His Holiness was basically implying that if Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo can have five reincarnations, then it is possible for someone like the 10th Panchen Lama to have two i.e. one which His Holiness has recognised, and one which China has recognised. I have previously shared my views on this April interview here.

Now this time, in December 2018, His Holiness has once again repeated the same information during his video message on the 10th Panchen Lama’s 30th death anniversary. What His Holiness said about lamas with high attainments such as the Panchen Lama taking multiple reincarnations is logical. Enlightened beings are not restricted and they cannot be reduced to a specific form, shape or number simply because the nature of enlightenment itself transcends all these human constructs and perceptions.

The other Panchen Lama candidate (Gedhun Chokyi Nyima) who was recognised by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

The other Panchen Lama candidate (Gedhun Chokyi Nyima) who was recognised by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

What I find surprising and also encouraging about this December 2018 statement is that basically, His Holiness is showing he did NOT make a mistake in April 2018 when he first referred to the China-enthroned Panchen Lama as ‘official’ and when he described how it is possible for a lama to have more than one incarnation. It was not a slip of the tongue, His Holiness did not speak in error and His Holiness was fully cognizant and meant what he said – that is, according to the scriptures, it is very possible for there to be two Panchen Lamas. Now this is a big, big turnaround in His Holiness’s position because for over 20 years, up until very recently, His Holiness and the Tibetan exile government have insisted that Gedhun Chokyi Nyima (the boy they recognised) is the real Panchen Lama, and the Chinese government’s enthronement of the 11th Panchen Lama Gyaincain Norbu is invalid.

And the significance of this is huge because when the Dalai Lama refers to the China-enthroned Panchen Lama as ‘official’, suddenly the Chinese Panchen Lama is no longer just a fake lama appointed by the Chinese government. In other words, the Dalai Lama was giving his endorsement of the 11th Panchen Lama Gyaincain Norbu.

The two candidates for the position of the 11th Panchen Lama. (Left:) Gedhun Chokyi Nyima, who was recognised by His Holiness the Dalai Lama; (Right:) Gyaincain Norbu, who was recognised by China. Now, the Dalai Lama seems to be saying both are legitimate incarnations of His Holiness the 10th Panchen Lama.

The two candidates for the position of the 11th Panchen Lama. (Left:) Gedhun Chokyi Nyima, who was recognised by His Holiness the Dalai Lama; (Right:) Gyaincain Norbu, who was recognised by China. Now, the Dalai Lama seems to be saying both are legitimate incarnations of His Holiness the 10th Panchen Lama.

Some people at the time claimed that the Dalai Lama was misunderstood or his comments at Kangra Airport were taken out of context but what can they say now that His Holiness has spoken about this for the second time? Their initial disbelief is understandable considering the fact His Holiness has previously said that his recognition of Gedhun Chokyi Nyima as the real 11th Panchen Lama “could not be changed”. So His Holiness’s sudden turnaround was understandably shocking to many. But in repeating his view in December 2018 that multiple reincarnations are not unusual, especially on an occasion that is specific to the Panchen Lama, His Holiness is reiterating to the world that the legitimacy of the Chinese-enthroned Panchen Lama cannot be disregarded. This is, in effect, another affirmation and endorsement of the 11th Panchen Lama Gyaincain Norbu.

 

Inconsistent or skilful means?

2PanchenLamas003

From an ordinary view, His Holiness’s sudden change of tune makes him appear inconsistent but that is only when viewed from an ordinary perspective which His Holiness does not act from. It is not possible for His Holiness to act from an ordinary, conventional view because he is Chenrezig. They are one and the same, and I have never deviated from my belief that His Holiness the Dalai Lama is one with the Buddha Chenrezig and there is no separation between His Holiness and the Buddha of Compassion.

So, enlightened beings are capable of performing acts that, when viewed from a conventional perspective, will seem confusing and damaging. But that is not to say that their actions are truly ordinary in nature and it is not until later when we see the beneficial results that we realise those actions were in fact great Mahasiddha activities. Take, for example, the highly attained master Ra Lotsawa who manifested this supposed contradiction. The great Ra Lotsawa propagated the Yamantaka tantra, which is today hailed as a very potent and effective practice to gain high realisations and enlightenment. However, in the process of promoting the practice back then, Ra Lotsawa engaged in countless conflicts and even had to subdue a number of opponents in psychic battles, because they might have potentially succeeded in stopping the spread of this beneficial practice. If they were successful, then not only would many people suffer from not receiving the Yamantaka practice, but those who were successful in stopping it would have accumulated immense negative karma.

Ra Lotsawa

For this, Ra Lotsawa endured harsh criticisms and condemnations because many people assumed he was spreading the practice of a demon, and his actions appeared to be against the Dharma. But after the tremendous benefit of the Yamantaka ritual became clear, people saw that in the scheme of enlightened activities, we cannot presume to know the motivation that lies behind the action. It is also for this reason that I always tell my students never to criticise His Holiness the Dalai Lama for the ban on Dorje Shugden and never to disrespect him. Because we do not have the same attainments, we cannot judge His Holiness’ reasons for his actions and it is extremely heavy negative karma when you disparage an attained being, just like those people who criticised Ra Lotsawa would have accumulated a lot of negative karma.

But like that, many people have also criticised His Holiness for openly announcing Gedhun Chokyi Nyima as the reincarnation of the 10th Panchen Lama. A few days after the announcement, the boy disappeared and has not been seen since and some people were not happy after that. They asked why His Holiness did not keep the boy’s identity a secret to keep him safe. In this, there are perhaps two possibilities:

(Right:) His Holiness the 10th Panchen Lama Choekyi Gyaltsen, who was recognised as the mind (main) incarnation of His Holiness the 9th Panchen Lama; (Left:) Venerable Panchen Otrul Rinpoche, who was recognised as the emanation of His Holiness the 9th Panchen Lama.

(Left:) His Holiness the 10th Panchen Lama Choekyi Gyaltsen, who was recognised as the Mind (main) incarnation of His Holiness the 9th Panchen Lama; (Right:) Venerable Panchen Otrul Rinpoche, who was recognised as the emanation of His Holiness the 9th Panchen Lama.

  1. There were two incarnations of the 11th Panchen Lama but one had to step aside to allow the Mind incarnation to ascend to the throne. By tradition, the Mind incarnation is the main incarnation and the one who should be enthroned. Having multiple incarnations is not unheard of and it even happened with the 10th Panchen Lama. When they were searching for the 9th Panchen Lama’s reincarnation, they found two boys. Eventually, the Mind incarnation was recognised as the 10th Panchen Lama and the other boy was enthroned as Panchen Otrul, or “emanation of Panchen”.
  2. By recognising the reincarnation of the 10th Panchen Lama, it drove the Chinese government to offer their support for the real Mind incarnation, Gyaincain Norbu. Then over the years, the more the Dalai Lama and his government refuted the legitimacy of Gyaincain Norbu, the more the Chinese government invested in nurturing, educating and promoting him as the legitimate 11th Panchen Lama.
Click on image to enlarge

His Holiness in April 2018 at Kangra Airport near Dharamsala, when he first explained the basis for how there can be two 11th Panchen Lamas. Click on image to enlarge.

So what appears like a mistake on His Holiness’s part may very well have been an extremely skilful way for His Holiness to get the Chinese government to take an interest in the real candidate, the one that Dalai Lama knew from the start was the correct Panchen Lama, the very same candidate that His Holiness now openly declares to be the official Panchen Lama. As the Dalai Lama himself has confirmed, there can be up to five reincarnations of a high lama and so by identifying (for example) the Activity incarnation, His Holiness created the causes for the Chinese government to champion and support the main Mind incarnation.

On the other hand, if the Dalai Lama had openly identified the Mind incarnation i.e. Gyaincain Norbu as the rightful candidate, the Chinese government may not have promoted him and in fact, the opposite result could have taken place. Therefore, by manifesting a ‘mistake’, the Dalai Lama created an amazingly beneficial result. By promoting the 11th Panchen Lama, the Chinese Communist Party in fact revived the Panchen Lama institution and as the result, Tibetan Buddhism was regenerated in the world’s most populous country.

 

Was the Dorje Shugden ban a mistake?

2PanchenLamas005

You may also ask, if His Holiness is Chenrezig then why did he make such a grave error such as banning Dorje Shugden? To answer that, it is important to look at how much the Dorje Shugden practice has grown and how much the Chinese government has promoted this ancient practice since the Dalai Lama manifested the ‘mistake’ of banning it. The more the supporters of the Dalai Lama pushed for the extinction of the Dorje Shugden practice inside the Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR), the more the Chinese authorities preserved, protected and even promoted it. So the same explanation of the Dalai Lama’s Mahasiddha behaviour applies both in the Panchen Lama controversy and the Dorje Shugden conflict; both have been benefitted and grown tremendously since His Holiness implemented what appeared like wrongful actions.

If we think beyond our own mundane preferences, perceptions and narrow views, we will be able to see the wisdom in the controversies created by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. So we must be realistic and logical, and not emotional and also set aside what we perceive is right or wrong, good or bad, harmful or beneficial and look at the ultimate result. His actions may not have been pleasant in the ordinary sense but ultimately, they resulted in the spread of the Buddha’s teachings. Tibet is not the Shangri-la that the Western media likes to portray and show to everyone. It has been plagued by internal conflicts, intense rivalries, regionalism, politicking and in-fighting for centuries. But China has been on the rise and today, it is a world superpower that will get even stronger over time. So which one is more capable of preserving Buddhism and creating institutions and a culture to spread it far and wide? You think. Clearly it is China. China is the world’s most populous nation with 1.54 billion people that accounts for 18.5% of the world’s population. China yields tremendous influence today and His Holiness the Dalai Lama did what was necessary to pass the custody of Tibetan Buddhism over to the most competent entity to spread it, the powerful Chinese government with all of their might, resources and influence.

 

Further implications

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and His Holiness the 10th Panchen Lama.

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and His Holiness the 10th Panchen Lama.

Ironically, His Holiness’s acknowledgement of the Chinese-recognised Panchen Lama supports the Chinese government’s claims to be valid authority to recognise and enthrone high incarnate lamas. Logically speaking, this will include the 15th Dalai Lama and who has the right to name the next Dalai Lama has been hotly contested by the Chinese government and the CTA.

The Tibetans argue that recognising high lamas remains exclusively the duty and privilege of the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan authorities. But when His Holiness the Dalai Lama agreed with the Chinese and endorsed their 17th Karmapa candidate Ogyen Trinley, in doing so His Holiness inferred that the Chinese government are capable of identifying the right tulkus and providing the necessary infrastructure and training for the development of high incarnate lamas. And now the Dalai Lama reiterates the same thing with the 11th Panchen Lama Gyaincain Norbu.

Again, on first glance, this appears counterproductive to the Tibetan cause but we should see beyond our own projections and look at His Holiness’s supreme compassion and wisdom. The Tibetan struggle has entered its 60th year, with no hope of reunification or a return in sight. Seeing how present global dynamics makes it nearly impossible for Tibet to come back under the CTA’s control, His Holiness the Dalai Lama is now doing the next best thing for his people, which is to bring an end to conflict and usher in a period of peace and cohabitation. One way of doing this is by recognising the Panchen Lama Gyaincain Norbu and stop protesting against him, which is something the Chinese leadership have insisted on for many years. This will help to bridge the gap between the Tibetan and Chinese leaderships. In that way, the Tibetans will be able to live peaceful lives, preserve their culture and religious tradition, and have a future to look forward to and no longer be engulfed in the Sino-Tibetan conflict. 60 years in limbo is a very long time and sorry to say but there is no way Tibetans can compete with China. Spiritually, perhaps because we have very pure and attained practitioners, but not economically or militarily which is what the world at large is interested in.

2PanchenLamas007

So realistically, it makes sense for Tibetans and the CTA to befriend the Chinese authorities and to stop antagonising them, and to work with them for a resolution. Personally, I am not interested in politics and this blog post is not meant to be read as a preference for one side or another, or any kind of political argument. All I am interested in is for the Dharma to spread, whether it is in China or outside. But the longer the Tibetan movement persists, the longer the Chinese government will be cautious towards the Tibetans and Tibetan Buddhism. They will continue to see anything Tibetan as potential instruments of separatism and that will not be very beneficial for the Dharma to spread and grow. Some people might see the Dalai Lama’s support of the Chinese-recognised Panchen Lama as an act of betrayal but if the Dalai Lama is Chenrezig, which I fully believe that he is, then he will see beyond prejudice, borders, political ideologies and labels. In Buddhism, we learn about the impermanence of all phenomena so labels like ‘countries’ and ‘borders’ and ‘politics’ have no bearing on a Bodhisattva’s mind.

Instead of some people viewing His Holiness’s act as a betrayal, they should actually admire how His Holiness displays an incredible mind that is not controlled by egoistic tendencies. Instead of being stuck on one view and refusing to budge, His Holiness does not hesitate to make pragmatic shifts according to prevailing times and the governing karma and make decisions based on what is best for the people and the Buddha’s teachings. I respect this very, very much amongst His Holiness’s myriad other perfect qualities.

 

An extraordinary spiritual figure

2PanchenLamas008

What is interesting is how the Dalai Lama referred to the great 10th Panchen Lama as an “extraordinary spiritual figure” and said that if he had “…lived longer, I [the Dalai Lama] am certain that it would have been truly beneficial.” This is to say that the Dalai Lama recognises that everything the 10th Panchen Lama did was to further the Buddhadharma and to benefit the Tibetan people. This is not surprising since the Panchen Lamas are believed to be incarnations of the Buddha Amitabha and viewed as the Dalai Lama’s spiritual equal. In Tibet, in terms of rank, only the Panchen Lama is qualified to rule in the Dalai Lama’s absence. The Panchen Lamas are also traditionally very close to the Dalai Lamas, and have been chiefly responsible for recognising and enthroning the Dalai Lamas’ reincarnations.

So, the Dalai Lama’s praise of the 10th Panchen Lama is significant because the 10th Panchen Lama was a devoted Dorje Shugden practitioner and composed an incredible Dorje Shugden kangsol known as Melodious Sound of Accomplishment of the Four Activities. In this prayer, the 10th Panchen Lama referred to Dorje Shugden as the protector of Manjunatha’s (Lama Tsongkhapa) lineage and it is said that upon completing the composition, the 10th Panchen Lama witnessed signs confirming Dorje Shugden to be a great defender of the Buddhadharma.

The question is, why would the Dalai Lama refer to a well-known Dorje Shugden practitioner like the 10th Panchen Lama as an “extraordinary spiritual figure” unless it is a subtle way of saying that Dorje Shugden is not really bad and anti-Dharma as some people have claimed? If it is true that Dorje Shugden is the malevolent and unholy spirit of an oath-breaker then surely:

  1. The 10th Panchen Lama would not be deserving of such high praise from the Dalai Lama. How can an “extraordinary spiritual figure” be simultaneously capable of worshipping and propagating the practice of a so-called spirit? Someone who worships a spirit would not logically be praised as “spiritual”.
  2. The 10th Panchen Lama, as a so-called demon worshipper for relying on Dorje Shugden, would have broken his vows if he was really relying on a spirit. Having broken his vows, he would not have reincarnated into a 11th Panchen Lama. So if Dorje Shugden really was a spirit and negative, then the Dalai Lama should not even have recognised Gedhun Chokyi Nyima, let alone endorse Gyaincain Norbu now.

Click on image to enlarge

As you can see, there are many reasons for why His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s latest statement in December is so significant. I have shared my views on all these topics before but now it is interesting that His Holiness is slowly but surely manifesting views that are contrary to his earlier views on Dorje Shugden when he skilfully implemented a ban on the practice. In the same way, His Holiness also appears to be reversing his stance on the Chinese-recognised Panchen Lama. In the last 20 years or so since the Dalai Lama denounced both Dorje Shugden and the Chinese-recognised Panchen Lama, China has grown and with its coming of age into power, revived both the Dorje Shugden and Panchen Lama lineages. It is safe to say that both lineages are growing today largely due to the skilful and controversial actions of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. As I mentioned before, great adepts and Bodhisattvas are known to perform deeds for reasons we cannot currently see. His Holiness Trijang Dorje Chang gave a major clue when he wrote in his seminal Dorje Shugden work, Music Delighting the Ocean of Protectors that Chenrezig and Manjushri will work together in an illusive play to spread the Buddhadharma and now it appears that this is precisely what is happening.

Tsem Rinpoche

The 8th to 11th Panchen Lamas. (Left to right:) His Holiness the 8th Panchen Lama Tenpai Wangchuk; His Holiness the 9th Panchen Lama Thubten Choekyi Nyima; His Holiness the 10th Panchen Lama Choekyi Gyaltsen (Mind incarnation); Venerable Panchen Otrul Rinpoche (emanation of 9th Panchen Lama); His Holiness the 11th Panchen Lama Gedhun Chokyi Nyima (recognised by the Dalai Lama); and His Holiness the 11th Panchen Lama Gyaincain Norbu (recognised by China). Click to enlarge.

The 8th to 11th Panchen Lamas. (Left to right:) His Holiness the 8th Panchen Lama Tenpai Wangchuk; His Holiness the 9th Panchen Lama Thubten Choekyi Nyima; His Holiness the 10th Panchen Lama Choekyi Gyaltsen (Mind incarnation); Venerable Panchen Otrul Rinpoche (emanation of 9th Panchen Lama); His Holiness the 11th Panchen Lama Gedhun Chokyi Nyima (recognised by the Dalai Lama); and His Holiness the 11th Panchen Lama Gyaincain Norbu (recognised by China). Click to enlarge.

 

Dalai Lama’s message on
Panchen Lama’s 30th death anniversary

Or view the video on the server at:
https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/HHDL2PanchenLamas.mp4

 

Tibetan Review:
Dalai Lama reiterates more than one reincarnation possible on Panchen 30th death anniversary

Source: http://www.tibetanreview.net/dalai-lama-reiterates-more-than-one-reincarnation-possible-on-panchen-30th-death-anniversary/. Click on image to enlarge.

Source: http://www.tibetanreview.net/dalai-lama-reiterates-more-than-one-reincarnation-possible-on-panchen-30th-death-anniversary/. Click on image to enlarge.

 

For more interesting information:

 

Please support us so that we can continue to bring you more Dharma:

If you are in the United States, please note that your offerings and contributions are tax deductible. ~ the tsemrinpoche.com blog team

13 Responses to His Holiness the Dalai Lama again says it’s possible to have two Panchen Lamas

DISCLAIMER IN RELATION TO COMMENTS OR POSTS GIVEN BY THIRD PARTIES BELOW

Kindly note that the comments or posts given by third parties in the comment section below do not represent the views of the owner and/or host of this Blog, save for responses specifically given by the owner and/or host. All other comments or posts or any other opinions, discussions or views given below under the comment section do not represent our views and should not be regarded as such. We reserve the right to remove any comments/views which we may find offensive but due to the volume of such comments, the non removal and/or non detection of any such comments/views does not mean that we condone the same.

We do hope that the participants of any comments, posts, opinions, discussions or views below will act responsibly and do not engage nor make any statements which are defamatory in nature or which may incite and contempt or ridicule of any party, individual or their beliefs or to contravene any laws.

  1. Samfoonheei on Oct 6, 2020 at 1:51 pm

    On the 30th death anniversary of the 10th Panchen Choekyi , Dalai Lama has mentioned about the late 10th Panchen Rinpoche who was an extraordinary spiritual figure who has worked tirelessly for the benefits of all sentient beings. While addressing the developments concerning his reincarnation, the Dalai Lama said there were instances in Tibetan Buddhist tradition where a reincarnate lama had more than one reincarnation is possible. That’s great news.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this detailed article and explanation on the Panchen Lama issue and the Dorje Shugden ban.

  2. Wai Meng Wan on Sep 24, 2020 at 1:57 pm

    I rejoice that His Holiness the Dalai Lama makes it clear, about how enlightened beings can manifest into myriad forms to suit the work they need to do and the timing of it. The Dalai Lama is not inconsistent or he had slipped previously when he mentions that the mind incarnation of Panchen Lama recognized by the Chinese is the correct Mind incarnation. The Dalai Lama chose this time but probably this was the right time to recognize the correct Mind incarnation of the Panchen Lama.

    The Dalai Lama could have kept silent about the Panchen Lama, if he was determined to just help the Tibetans. By recognizing the Chinese Panchen Lama as the official one, benefits all sentient beings and not just Tibetan people, so whilst the Dalai lama may be seen as short changing the Tibetans, we have to understand Chenrezig always work to benefit all sentient beings and not just one or two groups of people from a particular orientation or race.

  3. nicholas on Aug 23, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    Lately HH the 14th Dalai Lama has been toning his words China. Particularly we canx see on the incident of 11th Panchen Lama where now HH the 14th Dalai Lama is saying there is possible of multiple incarnation & referring the China enthroned as the official Panchen Lama. The Panchen issue has been hot for a long time but now His Holiness is changing his attitude and trying to be more diplomatic and wanting to be in the good book of China. Obviously we know this strategy of His Holiness is to return to Tibet. Wonder how Tibetan feels when initially they accused the Chinese adopted the Panchen Lama but now His Holiness saying that it’s no surprise for Panchen Lama to have multiple incarnation. If this was mention at the beginning of the recognition, I believe it will create less issue.

  4. Freon on Mar 23, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    H.H. Dalai Lama is very compassion, wisdom and skilful. It is very true that with the “help’ from H.H Dalai Lama, the Panchen Lama lineage is actually well preserved by the Chinese government. If without the “scarify” from H.H Dalai Lama, Tibetan Buddhist will never florist in the west and now east.
    Sometimes, thing happened not as what we see straight forward. Especially when Bodhisattva helps. It is not what we imagine the things happened exactly what we want, but, truly it manifest to benefits us in the big pictures.
    By announcing Panchen Lama of China is the right person on throne, it mean so much which only I understand when I read this article. Very in dept article.

  5. Bradley Kassian on Mar 23, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    Thank you, Rinpoche for giving us such a detailed explanation on the Panchen Lama issue and the Dorje Shugden ban. It’s heartwarming that both Panchen lamas are being recognized by the current Dalai Lama. Both Panchen Lamas are very compassionate, and both are an incarnation of Dhyani Buddha Amitābha. From our side, it’s illogical for us to think that enlightened & attained beings can’t emanate in a multitude of forms simultaneously.

  6. Wai Meng Wan on Mar 23, 2019 at 11:06 am

    This is very interesting what the Dalai Lama is now saying, that the Chinese backed Panchen Lama is indeed the true Mind incarnation of the 10th Panchen Lama and he is quoting Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo and also the 9th Panchen Lama, that these lama comes back as more than one incarnation.

    If we remember correctly, the Communist states under the USSR, and many people living under autocratic regimes they usually relied on reading in between the lines to get to the heart of the matter. So it would not be right to box the Dalai Lama into just what he says literally.

    The same can be said of what the Dalai Lama has said about the Dorje Shugden issue. remember the 5th Dalai Lama wrote praises and prayers to Dorje Shugden, the 5th was one of the most powerful Dalai Lamas of all time. The 5th Dalai Lama is of the same mind stream as the 14th Dalai Lama, many incarnations ago the 5th Dalai Lama saw the true nature of Dorje Shugden, as enlightened so it cannot be a few centuries later, and enlightened protector has regreessed to being a spirit.

  7. Chris on Mar 19, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    Thank you, Rinpoche and the blog team on sharing with us this article. It is very logical and well researched and I am able to learn on how holy beings work with each other to benefit sentient beings. It is mind-blowing to know how well these holy beings can plan and strategize their actions so far into the future bringing maximum oceanwide benefits.

    The actions of His Holiness the Dalai Lama has been erratic and unpredictable recently and he often changes his stance on issues which are totally contradictory of what he said previously. Many people start to have negative thoughts and doubts about His Holiness because of this.

    We must have faith in His Holiness the Dalai Lama as he is Buddha of Compassion, Chenrezig. Whatever actions he performs will only bring benefit in the long run. One must think deep and far to be able to see the true intention of His Holiness. Nevertheless, we should not lose faith in His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Because of his actions, the Chinese Panchen Lama is able to spread BuddhaDharma effectively in China without problems. This is the skillful means of the Buddhas.

  8. Samfoonheei on Mar 18, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    Interesting news as HH 14th Dalai Lama in the commemoration of the 30th death anniversary of the 10th Panchen Lama, spoke that there are instances in Tibetan Buddhist tradition where a reincarnate lama can took more than one manifestation. It is possible that there can be more than one emanations on the reincarnation of the 10th Panchen Rinpoche. Gedhun Chokyi Nyima, who was recognised by HH 14 th Dalai Lama and Gyaincain Norbu, who was recognised by China , HH dalai Lama said that both are legitimate incarnations of HH 10th Panchen Lama. Interesting information and this is the second time H H Dalai Lama spoke of his view. The 10th Panchen Lama is considered to be one of the most revered religious leaders in entire Tibet.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

  9. Lama Shenphen Tulku Rinpoche on Mar 16, 2019 at 2:31 pm

    This is so true rinpoche….I have had my mama tell me there are two karmapas even!

    That would make for an interesting article if you wouldn’t mind?

    Thnx,

    Shenphen Tulku

  10. Harold Musetescu on Mar 14, 2019 at 2:03 pm

    First in April 2018 and then on December 28, 2018 the Dalai Lama has stated that there are two 11th Panchen Lamas’.
    Why??
    Is he publicly surrendering to both the Chinese Government and his “Cancer”?
    Is he so desperate to return and DIE AND REINCARNATE in Tibet that he is publicly accepting the Chinese gov’t’s 11th Panchen Lama in return for them allowing him to return (die) in Tibet?
    If the answer is “NO” then why is his doing all of this for?
    Why after all these many many years publicly stating there was only one 11th Panchen Lama and that the other is fake does he now publicly change his mind.
    If the answer is “YES” and he is dying of CANCER then it explains his actions in April and then December of 2018.
    If the answer is “YES” then the Dalai Lama is turning his back on the CTA and all the Tibetans who followed him to India since 1959.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this most excellent article.
    I pray that you live long and continue to spread the teaching of King Dorje Shugden.

  11. Yee Yin on Mar 13, 2019 at 7:54 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for giving us such a logical and detailed explanation on the 2 Panchen Lamas and the Dorje Shugden ban issue. His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche has said before that in future, Dorje Shugden and the Dalai Lama might seem to be against each other but we should not lose faith in either of them. With the explanation from Rinpoche, this statement is much clearer now.

    It is right that we cannot view the actions of an enlightened being with our ordinary view because what they are doing is not ordinary and the method used might not be conventional or easily understood by normal people like us. It is just like when we are 3 years old, we cannot understand why our mother doesn’t allow us to eat so much candy. But one thing for sure, what the enlightened beings do is always to benefit others.

    The Dalai Lama is very compassionate and he is really humble. He is humble because fame and reputation to him are not important, he purposely manifests mistakes to promote Dorje Shugden. Even though he might lose his credibility but he doesn’t care. Many people say bad and nasty things about him but it also doesn’t affect him. He has only one goal which is to benefit others. He is such a Bodhisattva!

  12. Harold Musetescu on Mar 12, 2019 at 9:47 am

    You may know about the two 11th Panchen Lama’s but did you know that there is a third Panchen Lama.

    That correct there are three “Living” Panchen Lama’s.

    We have the Dalai Lama’s 11th Panchen Lama.

    We have the Chinese backed 11th Panchen Lama.

    Finally we have the Dalai Lama’s 10th Panchen Lama, Panchen Otrul Rinpoche.

    The Venerable Panchen Otrul (emanation) Rinpoche is still alive.

    You may or may not know that there were two official 10th Panchen Lama’s.

    Just like we now have two 11th Panchen Lama’s there were at one time two 10th Panchen Lama’s.

    The question is when the 10th Panchen Otrul Rinpoche dies will his reincarnation be the third 11th Panchen Lama?

    Here is a link to Panchen Otrul Rinpoche’s website.

    http://www.jampaling.org/about-us/rinpoche/

    Could the CTA use the 10th Panchen Otrul Rinpoche to “Recognize and Enthrone” their chose for the 15th Dalai Lama thus by passing the Chinese government’s 11th Panchen Lama???

    • Wanda on Mar 15, 2019 at 2:36 am

      In all truthfulness

      m4qcnu

Leave a Reply

Maximum file size: 15MB each
Allowed file types: jpg, jpeg, gif, png

 

Maximum file size: 50MB
Allowed file type: mp4
Maximum file size: 15MB each
Allowed file types: pdf, docx

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Blog Chat

BLOG CHAT

Dear blog friends,

I’ve created this section for all of you to share your opinions, thoughts and feelings about whatever interests you.

Everyone has a different perspective, so this section is for you.

Tsem Rinpoche


SCHEDULED CHAT SESSIONS / 聊天室时间表

(除了每个月的第一个星期五)
SUNDAY
8 - 9PM (GMT +8)
4 - 5AM (PST)

UPCOMING TOPICS FOR FEBRUARY / 二月份讨论主题

Please come and join in the chat for a fun time and support. See you all there.


Blog Chat Etiquette

These are some simple guidelines to make the blog chat room a positive, enjoyable and enlightening experience for everyone. Please note that as this is a chat room, we chat! Do not flood the chat room, or post without interacting with others.

EXPAND
Be friendly

Remember that these are real people you are chatting with. They may have different opinions to you and come from different cultures. Treat them as you would face to face, and respect their opinions, and they will treat you the same.

Be Patient

Give the room a chance to answer you. Patience is a virtue. And if after awhile, people don't respond, perhaps they don't know the answer or they did not see your question. Do ask again or address someone directly. Do not be offended if people do not or are unable to respond to you.

Be Relevant

This is the blog of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche. Please respect this space. We request that all participants here are respectful of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche and his organisation, Kechara.

Be polite

Avoid the use of language or attitudes which may be offensive to others. If someone is disrespectful to you, ignore them instead of arguing with them.

Please be advised that anyone who contravenes these guidelines may be banned from the chatroom. Banning is at the complete discretion of the administrator of this blog. Should anyone wish to make an appeal or complaint about the behaviour of someone in the chatroom, please copy paste the relevant chat in an email to us at care@kechara.com and state the date and time of the respective conversation.

Please let this be a conducive space for discussions, both light and profound.

KECHARA FOREST RETREAT PROGRESS UPDATES

Here is the latest news and pictorial updates, as it happens, of our upcoming forest retreat project.

The Kechara Forest Retreat is a unique holistic retreat centre focused on the total wellness of body, mind and spirit. This is a place where families and individuals will find peace, nourishment and inspiration in a natural forest environment. At Kechara Forest Retreat, we are committed to give back to society through instilling the next generation with universal positive values such as kindness and compassion.

For more information, please read here (english), here (chinese), or the official site: retreat.kechara.com.

Noticeboard

Name: Email:
For:  
Mail will not be published
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 4. 2024 04:11 PM
    Lama Tsongkhapa was an influential Tibetan Buddhist monk, philosopher and tantric yogi, whose activities led to the formation of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism . Lama Tsongkhapa was hailed as the second Buddha by contemporary Buddhist masters of his time. Famous for reviving Buddhism in Tibet and revered for elevating the Dharma to all its present glory. Hence having a 12 ft Lama Tsongkhapa Statue at new Kechara Gompa (Prayer Hall) is indeed a blessing. Its truly beautiful. Merely by looking at it is a blessing .
    Thank you Rinpoche and team effort making it possible.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/10-ft-tsongkapa-here.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 4. 2024 04:09 PM
    The Pemayangtse Monastery is a Buddhist monastery, near Pelling in the northeastern Sikkim. The monastery is about 375 year old and is one of the oldest and premier monasteries of Sikkim. Its also the most famous monastery in Sikkim and one of the most important monastery belonging to the Nyingma order of Tibetan Buddhism. Pemayangtse monastery was founded around 1647-48 recording to history. Well the Monastery is part of Buddhist religious pilgrimage circuit built with scenic backdrop of snow-capped mountains on two sides. Where many locals and tourists will travel to Sikkim yearly . Over the centuries, the monastery has withstood earthquakes and has gone through series of refurbishments and preservation efforts. Interesting story behind this monastery, would love to travel to Sikkim again .
    Lieutenant Colonel Laurence Austine Waddell was a British explorer, collector in Tibet, and author, travelling throughout India,Sikkim and areas on the borders of Nepal and Tibet. He wrote about the Tibetan Buddhist religious practices from what he observed while there. In Sikkim he made a stunning discovery, that Dorje Shugden existence in the Nyingma monastery as written in his book. Hence it has proven that Dorje Shugden been worshipped not only in Gelug lineage but as well in the Nyingma centuries ago too. Its not a minority practice afterall .
    Thank you Rinpoche and Seow Choong Liang for this interesting sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugden-in-nyingma-pemayangtse-monastery-sikkim.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 4. 2024 04:07 PM
    Revisit this interesting post of a great Master
    Buton Rinchen Drup, was a 14th-century Sakya master and Tibetan Buddhist leader. He is widely considered to be one of Tibet’s greatest scholars, historians, translators, and writers. He has been the role model for many of Tibet’s greatest masters over the centuries, including the present Dalai Lama. His legacy also included the compilation of 500 years’ worth of translated teachings into the encyclopedic Kangyur and Tangyur collections. This monumental effort helped to preserve and propagate the teachings throughout Tibet. These collections have become well known by all of the schools of Buddhism in Tibet, and continue to this day. He truly was one of the brightest lights of Tibetan Buddhism.
    Throughout his life, Buton Rinchen Drup has continued to serve humanity and the Dharma. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/tibets-great-scholar-buton-rinchen-drub.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 4. 2024 04:05 PM
    Toyuq, located 50 km east of Turpan a unique city in the Flaming Mountains.From all sides the city is surrounded by deserts and mountains, destroyed medieval towns and ruins of ancient settlements. Toyuq, an Islamic pilgrimage center, nestles at the base of the Flaming Mountains. Here there are many mosques, both medieval and modern ones been built over the years. The first Uighur ruler had converted to Islam, and shrines was then built in the locality honouring the ruler. There was a story behind the legendary Seven Sleepers of Ephesus where there was a group of youths hiding inside a cave, at the Flaming mountains outside the city of Ephesus around 250 AD. Buildings can be seen practically everywhere with pierced walls that is used for drying grapes to make raisins. Raisins and melons are most known products of the region. Turpan is one of the most densely populated cities in Xinjiang the popukation consists of mainly the Muslim Uyghurs.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting post with many interesting history dated to 6,000 years ago.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/toyuq-village.html
  • Troy
    Sunday, Aug 27. 2023 08:09 PM
    newletter
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 25. 2023 04:37 PM
    The Fourth Takpu, Pema Vajra Jampel Tenpai Ngodrub was a highly attained lama. He was also commonly known as Takpu Dorje Chang who had many authentic visions of the Buddhas. He had even received directly teachings from Buddhas. He had received direct visions of Tara herself. Tagpu Pemavajra had travelled to Tushita, the heavenly abode of Lama Tsongkhapa as requested by Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche where he received the complete cycle of teachings on Dorje Shugden. Tagpu Pemavajra was one such lama who was attained enough to receive these teachings for the benefit of others. He was instrumental in the development of the Dorje Shugden practice within the Gelug tradition. Wow he was able to astral travel to various pure lands and receive special teachings. Interesting biography of a great lama.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-fourth-takpu-pema-vajra-jampel-tenpai-ngodrub.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 25. 2023 04:32 PM
    Jan Salter a renowned artist, and inspiring lady who founded the Kathmandu Animal Treatment Centre, a charity organisation. She was an inspiring lady whose energy and commitment to the goal of alleviating the suffering of street animals. She used her own saving to building and starting the Kathmandu Animal Treatment Centre the first organisation in Nepal. In recognition of the work for the welfare of the stray animals she was awarded by the International Human Society and the British government. She had benefitted many with her generous nature that she used to benefit others in ways that went far beyond the meaning of normal charity work.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/jans-a-hero-kathmandu-nepal.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 25. 2023 04:30 PM
    Amazing discovery a 2,000 year old Indian Buddhist document as it tell us how Buddhism took root in India. It’s the oldest Buddhist manuscripts yet discovered, dating from about the 1st century BCE to 3rd century CE. Found in the north-western outskirts of the Indian subcontinent an ancient Buddhist kindgom. The document, written on a birch bark scroll offers rare insight into the early history of Buddhism. Surviving manuscripts are rare only a few hundred are known to still exist. Understanding the history of the region helps us realize the significance of this scroll.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/indian-buddhism.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 25. 2023 04:27 PM
    Yu Pengnian a real estate tycoon ‘s journey from poor street hawker to be one of a richest person in mainland China. His passion for charity is a result of his own humble beginnings. He has donated all his assets of billions to charity, making him China’s top philanthropist. Whatever profits he made from his business he donated to the Yu Pengnian Foundation which he founded. He became the first Chinese national to give more than billions to charities, scholarships, helping poor students. Self- made Chinese billionaire he gives away entire fortune to charity.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/chinese-philanthropist-donates-it-all.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 25. 2023 04:25 PM
    Even though its an old post its definitely very inspirational article. About Master Cheng Yen, a Taiwanese Buddhist nun, teacher, and philanthropist. Master Cheng Yen was an inspiring spiritual leader who was the founder of the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation. Due to her incredible work she was featured on FORBES a leading news and information source. As the founder of the international charity and humanitarian organization Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation, Master Cheng Yen has become a global icon. As a revered Buddhist nun and Dharma teacher, she has been a key figure in the development of modern Taiwanese Buddhism. With the great aspiration of compassion and joy, she embarked on a great mission of helping and saving those sufferings and hardships. She initiated and dedicated herself to whole life long mission of helping people and spreading kindness. The Tzu Chi Foundation has million supporters and volunteers throughout the world. They are known for the astonishing speed and efficiency which it brings aid to victims of natural disasters. Countless numbers of victims had benefitted from their compassionate work. Interesting read of an inspiring Master.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/nun-on-forbes.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 25. 2023 04:23 PM
    With a supportive parents Tsechen Wongmu ( Ma Ying ) a college-student-turned nun at a young age. She moved to Xinlong Dongzhi temple in southwest China’s Sichuan province amid the snow-covered mountains 4,200 meters high. She had made brave move. As a little girl she learned about Buddhism from her grandparents. This holy mountain is reputed as “King of Mountains in Sichuan” with fascinating snow and alpine. She has made a choice to be there. She has won public attentions after posting her poem and diary on internet with millions of followers. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring read.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/post-80s-girl-practices-buddhism-as-a-nun-in-snow-capped-plateau.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 17. 2023 03:27 PM
    We are not alone , there are many unexplained mysterious monsters sightings. These sightings has remain unsolved mysteries. All these encounters has send shockwaves throughout many parts in the world. The video of mysterious monsters which was narrated by Peter Graves , has viewers to believe mysterious monsters do exists after all. Very convincing . Many interesting frightening creatures such as Lochness, Bigfoot,Yeti and so forth are explored in this video. Do watch .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/film-tv-music/the-mysterious-monsters-narrated-by-peter-graves.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 17. 2023 03:25 PM
    We are not alone , there are many unexplained mysterious monsters sightings. These sightings has remain unsolved mysteries. All these encounters has send shockwaves throughout many parts in the world. The video of mysterious monsters which was narrated by Peter Graves , has viewers to believe mysterious monsters do exists after all. Very convincing . Many interesting frightening creatures such as Lochness, Bigfoot,Yeti and so forth are explored in this video. Do watch .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/film-tv-music/the-mysterious-monsters-narrated-by-peter-graves.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 17. 2023 03:23 PM
    Visited this stunning standing Manjushri which is located at the Manjushree Park at Chobhar, in Kathmandu, Nepal recently. Feeling so blessed able to see it , with my friends. Manjushree Park, one of most natural, historic attactive park within Kathmandu valley. Fantastic well managed picnic spot one should visit and not to be missed when one is at Kathmandu Nepal. Visible 33 ft. high black stone carved Manjushree statue .Manjushri is one of the most important iconic figures in Mahayana Buddhism. The powerful image representing ever-present wisdom plus the sword of awareness to cut off all delusion. An interesting story behind this Kathmandu Valley where mythology and geology intertwine.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/the-standing-manjushri-in-nepal.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 17. 2023 03:15 PM
    According to Buddhist teaching, prostration manifests the spiritual growth, faith of a person. In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, prostration is an important element of practice. Traditionally, prostrations are more than a show of respect for Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. Making prostration is a basic part of our lives in Buddhism. They are a method to purify our mind, or the antidote for ego-clinging. One of the general benefits of prostration is that in the future we will achieve a good rebirth . Prostration is a very powerful activity that can clear away obscuration of our body, speech, and mind as well as clearing our past and present negative karma. A huge merits for anyone doing prostration with proper visualization as well as the proper motivation.
    Having seen practitioners doing prostration along the road at Lhasa and reading teachings on prostration on blogs had motivated me to do retreat on it. Its was during the MCO back in 2020, I did a prostration retreat then. Even though it took me a longer time somehow I have completed 100,150k prostrations . Now I am still continue to do but not as many prostration as before.
    Well even though this is an old post I would to congratulate those involved in the prostration retreat at that time. It’s a good that Kechara is have a teachings on prostration and retreat .
    Thank you Rinpoche.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/letters-cards-gifts/prostration-retreat-completed.html

1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · »

Messages from Rinpoche

Scroll down within the box to view more messages from Rinpoche. Click on the images to enlarge. Click on 'older messages' to view archived messages. Use 'prev' and 'next' links to navigate between pages

Use this URL to link to this section directly: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/#messages-from-rinpoche

Previous Live Videos

MORE VIDEOS

Shugdenpas Speaking Up Across The Globe

From Europe Shugden Association:


MORE VIDEOS

From Tibetan Public Talk:


MORE VIDEOS

CREDITS

Concept: Tsem Rinpoche
Technical: Lew Kwan Leng, Justin Ripley, Yong Swee Keong
Design: Justin Ripley, Cynthia Lee
Content: Tsem Rinpoche, Justin Ripley, Pastor Shin Tan, Sarah Yap
Admin: Pastor Loh Seng Piow, Beng Kooi

I must thank my dharma blog team who are great assets to me, Kechara and growth of dharma in this wonderful region. I am honoured and thrilled to work with them. I really am. Maybe I don't say it enough to them, but I am saying it now. I APPRECIATE THESE GUYS VERY MUCH!

Tsem Rinpoche

Total views today
2,836
Total views up to date
26,041,536
Facebook Fans Youtube Views Blog Views
Animal Care Fund
  Bigfoot, Yeti, Sasquatch

The Unknown

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

Photos On The Go

Click on the images to view the bigger version. And scroll down and click on "View All Photos" to view more images.
According to legend, Shambhala is a place where wisdom and love reign, and there is no crime. Doesn\'t this sound like the kind of place all of us would love to live in? https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=204874
4 years ago
According to legend, Shambhala is a place where wisdom and love reign, and there is no crime. Doesn't this sound like the kind of place all of us would love to live in? https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=204874
108 candles and sang (incense) offered at our Wish-Fulfilling Grotto, invoking Dorje Shugden\'s blessings for friends, sponsors and supporters, wonderful!
4 years ago
108 candles and sang (incense) offered at our Wish-Fulfilling Grotto, invoking Dorje Shugden's blessings for friends, sponsors and supporters, wonderful!
Dharmapalas are not exclusive to Tibetan culture and their practice is widespread throughout the Buddhist world - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=193645
4 years ago
Dharmapalas are not exclusive to Tibetan culture and their practice is widespread throughout the Buddhist world - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=193645
One of our adorable Kechara Forest Retreat\'s doggies, Tara, happy and safe, and enjoying herself in front of Wisdom Hall which has been decorated for Chinese New Year
4 years ago
One of our adorable Kechara Forest Retreat's doggies, Tara, happy and safe, and enjoying herself in front of Wisdom Hall which has been decorated for Chinese New Year
Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
4 years ago
Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
4 years ago
On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
By the time I heard about Luang Phor Thong, he was already very old, in his late 80s. When I heard about him, I immediately wanted to go and pay my respects to him. - http://bit.ly/LuangPhorThong
4 years ago
By the time I heard about Luang Phor Thong, he was already very old, in his late 80s. When I heard about him, I immediately wanted to go and pay my respects to him. - http://bit.ly/LuangPhorThong
It\'s very nice to see volunteers helping maintain holy sites in Kechara Forest Retreat, it\'s very good for them. Cleaning Buddha statues is a very powerful and effective way of purifying body karma.
4 years ago
It's very nice to see volunteers helping maintain holy sites in Kechara Forest Retreat, it's very good for them. Cleaning Buddha statues is a very powerful and effective way of purifying body karma.
Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
4 years ago
Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
4 years ago
One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
5 years ago
Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
5 years ago
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
5 years ago
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
5 years ago
The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
5 years ago
Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
5 years ago
At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
5 years ago
See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
5 years ago
Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat\'s land here in Malaysia
5 years ago
Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat's land here in Malaysia
Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
5 years ago
Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
5 years ago
Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
5 years ago
Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
The Largest Buddha Shakyamuni in Russia | 俄罗斯最大的释迦牟尼佛画像- https://bit.ly/2Wpclni
5 years ago
The Largest Buddha Shakyamuni in Russia | 俄罗斯最大的释迦牟尼佛画像- https://bit.ly/2Wpclni
Sacred Vajra Yogini
5 years ago
Sacred Vajra Yogini
Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
5 years ago
Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
5 years ago
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
5 years ago
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
5 years ago
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
5 years ago
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
5 years ago
High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
This is pretty amazing!

First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
5 years ago
This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
5 years ago
My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
5 years ago
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
5 years ago
This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
5 years ago
Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
5 years ago
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
5 years ago
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
5 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
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
5 years ago
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
5 years ago
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
5 years ago
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
5 years ago
DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
5 years ago
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
5 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
5 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
5 years ago
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
5 years ago
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
5 years ago
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
Click on "View All Photos" above to view more images

Videos On The Go

Please click on the images to watch video
  • Pig puts his toys away
    4 years ago
    Pig puts his toys away
    Animals are so intelligent. They can feel happiness, joy, pain, sorrow, just like humans. Always show kindness to them. Always show kindness to everyone.
  • Always be kind to animals-They deserve to live just like us.
    5 years ago
    Always be kind to animals-They deserve to live just like us.
    Whales and dolphins playing with each other in the Pacific sea. Nature is truly incredible!
  • Bodha stupa July 2019-
    5 years ago
    Bodha stupa July 2019-
    Rainy period
  • Cute Tara girl having a snack. She is one of Kechara Forest Retreat’s resident doggies.
    5 years ago
    Cute Tara girl having a snack. She is one of Kechara Forest Retreat’s resident doggies.
  • Your Next Meal!
    5 years ago
    Your Next Meal!
    Yummy? Tasty? Behind the scenes of the meat on your plates. Meat is a killing industry.
  • This is Daw
    5 years ago
    This is Daw
    This is what they do to get meat on tables, and to produce belts and jackets. Think twice before your next purchase.
  • Don’t Take My Mummy Away!
    5 years ago
    Don’t Take My Mummy Away!
    Look at the poor baby chasing after the mother. Why do we do that to them? It's time to seriously think about our choices in life and how they affect others. Be kind. Don't break up families.
  • They do this every day!
    5 years ago
    They do this every day!
    This is how they are being treated every day of their lives. Please do something to stop the brutality. Listen to their cries for help!
  • What happened at Fair Oaks Farm?
    5 years ago
    What happened at Fair Oaks Farm?
    The largest undercover dairy investigation of all time. See what they found out at Fair Oaks Farm.
  • She’s going to spend her whole life here without being able to move correctly. Like a machine. They are the slaves of the people and are viewed as a product. It’s immoral. Billions of terrestrial animals die annually. Billions. You can’t even imagine it. And all that because people don’t want to give up meat, even though there are so many alternatives. ~ Gabriel Azimov
    5 years ago
    She’s going to spend her whole life here without being able to move correctly. Like a machine. They are the slaves of the people and are viewed as a product. It’s immoral. Billions of terrestrial animals die annually. Billions. You can’t even imagine it. And all that because people don’t want to give up meat, even though there are so many alternatives. ~ Gabriel Azimov
  • Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 years ago
    Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
    5 years ago
    This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
  • Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
    5 years ago
    Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
  • This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 years ago
    This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
    5 years ago
    Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
  • These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 years ago
    These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 years ago
    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
    5 years ago
    Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
  • Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
    5 years ago
    Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
  • Beautiful
    5 years ago
    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
  • My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
    5 years ago
    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 years ago
    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 years ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    5 years ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    5 years ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    5 years ago
    Uncle Wong
    We were told by Uncle Wong he is very faithful toward Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden has extended help to him on several occasions and now Uncle Wong comes daily to make incense offerings to Dorje Shugden. He is grateful towards the help he was given.
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
    5 years ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
    5 years ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
    5 years ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    5 years ago
    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Chirping birds and other forest animals create a joyful melody at the Vajrayogini stupa in Kechara Forest Retreat (Bentong, Malaysia).
  • This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    6 years ago
    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    This video is thought-provoking and very interesting. Watch! Thanks so much to our friends at LIVEKINDLY.
  • Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
    6 years ago
    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
  • BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
    6 years ago
    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
    6 years ago
    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
    6 years ago
    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
    6 years ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    6 years ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
    6 years ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    6 years ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
    6 years ago
    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
  • Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
    6 years ago
    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    6 years ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    6 years ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    6 years ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    6 years ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

ASK A PASTOR


Ask the Pastors

A section for you to clarify your Dharma questions with Kechara’s esteemed pastors.

Just post your name and your question below and one of our pastors will provide you with an answer.

Scroll down and click on "View All Questions" to view archived questions.

View All Questions

CHAT PICTURES

The celebration ended with a Dorje Shugden puja, dedicated to all the sponsors, our loved ones and as well as for the happiness & good health for all sentient beings. May Rinpoche return swiftly too and taking this opportunity wishing all Happy Chinese New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai from all of us, Kechara Penang Study Group. Uploaded by Jacinta.
2 weeks ago
The celebration ended with a Dorje Shugden puja, dedicated to all the sponsors, our loved ones and as well as for the happiness & good health for all sentient beings. May Rinpoche return swiftly too and taking this opportunity wishing all Happy Chinese New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai from all of us, Kechara Penang Study Group. Uploaded by Jacinta.
Seen here, Pastor Seng Piow set off firecrackers - welcoming of the upcoming year with enthusiasm and positive energy. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
2 weeks ago
Seen here, Pastor Seng Piow set off firecrackers - welcoming of the upcoming year with enthusiasm and positive energy. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
In this pic, Pastor Seng Piow is sharing Dharma with newbies ~ Sharyn's friends. It's always good to make light offerings at the beginning of new year. By making light offerings, you are able to dispel the darkness of ignorance and achieve wisdom. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
2 weeks ago
In this pic, Pastor Seng Piow is sharing Dharma with newbies ~ Sharyn's friends. It's always good to make light offerings at the beginning of new year. By making light offerings, you are able to dispel the darkness of ignorance and achieve wisdom. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
One the day of Losar (new lunar year), it is always beneficial for Buddhist practitioners to get together in making abundant offerings to Buddhas on the altar to usher in goodness, prosperity and well-being of our loved ones. It's more auspicious this year as Losar and the Chinese New Year begin on the same date, 10th Feb, 2024. Back in Penang, our Kechara members came together to decorate the altar with abundance offerings for Dorje Shugden puja @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
2 weeks ago
One the day of Losar (new lunar year), it is always beneficial for Buddhist practitioners to get together in making abundant offerings to Buddhas on the altar to usher in goodness, prosperity and well-being of our loved ones. It's more auspicious this year as Losar and the Chinese New Year begin on the same date, 10th Feb, 2024. Back in Penang, our Kechara members came together to decorate the altar with abundance offerings for Dorje Shugden puja @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Mr. Dared Lim was offering water bowls on behalf of Kechara Ipoh Study Group. (Kin Hoe)
3 weeks ago
Mr. Dared Lim was offering water bowls on behalf of Kechara Ipoh Study Group. (Kin Hoe)
Jun from Ipoh was offering mandarin oranges to Mother Tara and The Three Jewels. (Kin Hoe)
3 weeks ago
Jun from Ipoh was offering mandarin oranges to Mother Tara and The Three Jewels. (Kin Hoe)
Prior to our puja in Ipoh, Mr. & Mrs. Cheah Fook Wan were preparing for the offerings to the Buddhas. (Kin Hoe)
3 weeks ago
Prior to our puja in Ipoh, Mr. & Mrs. Cheah Fook Wan were preparing for the offerings to the Buddhas. (Kin Hoe)
On Sunday afternoon, Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations in Ipoh. (Kin Hoe)
3 weeks ago
On Sunday afternoon, Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations in Ipoh. (Kin Hoe)
Some of the best shots taken during Thaipusam in Penang. Swee Bee, Huey, Tang KS, Nathan, Choong SH and Jacinta volunteered. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
4 weeks ago
Some of the best shots taken during Thaipusam in Penang. Swee Bee, Huey, Tang KS, Nathan, Choong SH and Jacinta volunteered. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Simple yet powerful ally ~ Bhagawan Dorje Shuden. Kechara Penang Study Group consists of Chien Seong, Hue, Choong SH, Tang KS, Swee Bee and Jacinta. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Uploaded by Jacinta.
4 weeks ago
Simple yet powerful ally ~ Bhagawan Dorje Shuden. Kechara Penang Study Group consists of Chien Seong, Hue, Choong SH, Tang KS, Swee Bee and Jacinta. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Uploaded by Jacinta.
Thaipusam in Penang. Some of the best shots. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
4 weeks ago
Thaipusam in Penang. Some of the best shots. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Nothing beats having a sacred audience with our lineage lamas. It's not selfie or wefie, but we have the best 'groufie'!!! 20th Jan 2024, Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
1 month ago
Nothing beats having a sacred audience with our lineage lamas. It's not selfie or wefie, but we have the best 'groufie'!!! 20th Jan 2024, Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Welcoming our lineage Gurus to our Penang Chapel today! Pastor Seng Piow explained the significance of having Guru Tree and introduced to us our lineage lamas, Buddhas, deities, protectors and etc.
1 month ago
Welcoming our lineage Gurus to our Penang Chapel today! Pastor Seng Piow explained the significance of having Guru Tree and introduced to us our lineage lamas, Buddhas, deities, protectors and etc.
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
2 months ago
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
2 months ago
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Tara Recitation is on now at KISG - Wai Meng
2 months ago
Tara Recitation is on now at KISG - Wai Meng
Photo from Wan Wai Meng
2 months ago
Photo from Wan Wai Meng
A sea of yellow ~usually in Tibetan Buddhism yellow represents growth. We prayed that our Penang group will grow in terms of people, wealth and attainments too. _/\_ Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
2 months ago
A sea of yellow ~usually in Tibetan Buddhism yellow represents growth. We prayed that our Penang group will grow in terms of people, wealth and attainments too. _/_ Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
After Dorje Shugden puja @3pm, we had Rinpoche's Swift Return puja too. We laughed as Sis Swee Bee was commenting that Tang should smile ~ here's the reason why we laughed.  Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta Goh
2 months ago
After Dorje Shugden puja @3pm, we had Rinpoche's Swift Return puja too. We laughed as Sis Swee Bee was commenting that Tang should smile ~ here's the reason why we laughed. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta Goh
2 months ago
Today's (9/12/2023)Dorje Shugden puja led by Gordon. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
2 months ago
Today's (9/12/2023)Dorje Shugden puja led by Gordon. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
3 months ago
3 months ago
Dharma sharing by Hue before we proceeded with DS puja & Rinpoche Swift Return puja. Hue is one of the long time Kechara Penang members and he comes to puja regularly. He shared that he truly believes that Dorje Shugden and Rinpoche always there guiding him. He shared how sometimes DS will give him hints to avert troubles ahead or to alert him when he 'misbehaved'. Hope many will come to know more about this powerful Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugden aka DS. Having Dorje Shugden is like having a powerful ally that will protect us day and night. Just trust Him and have faith. Kechara Penang Study Group, 25/11/2023 by Jacinta.
3 months ago
Dharma sharing by Hue before we proceeded with DS puja & Rinpoche Swift Return puja. Hue is one of the long time Kechara Penang members and he comes to puja regularly. He shared that he truly believes that Dorje Shugden and Rinpoche always there guiding him. He shared how sometimes DS will give him hints to avert troubles ahead or to alert him when he 'misbehaved'. Hope many will come to know more about this powerful Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugden aka DS. Having Dorje Shugden is like having a powerful ally that will protect us day and night. Just trust Him and have faith. Kechara Penang Study Group, 25/11/2023 by Jacinta.
Kechara Penang Study Group had our weekly DS puja , led by our beloved sis Swee Bee and serkym by Mr. Lee. After that, we completed Swift Return puja also. 18th Nov 2023. By Jacinta
3 months ago
Kechara Penang Study Group had our weekly DS puja , led by our beloved sis Swee Bee and serkym by Mr. Lee. After that, we completed Swift Return puja also. 18th Nov 2023. By Jacinta
#Back2back 11th Nov 2023 Dorje Shugden puja & Rinpoche's Swift Return puja @Penang Chapel, 49 Jalan Seang Tek, Georgetown, Pulau Pinang. Every Saturday @3pm/5pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
3 months ago
#Back2back 11th Nov 2023 Dorje Shugden puja & Rinpoche's Swift Return puja @Penang Chapel, 49 Jalan Seang Tek, Georgetown, Pulau Pinang. Every Saturday @3pm/5pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Pic: Rinpoche Swift Return puja ~ 21/10/23 Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
4 months ago
Pic: Rinpoche Swift Return puja ~ 21/10/23 Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
#Backtoback A few months back, Kechara Penang Study Group started to have two pujas consecutively on Saturday. Dorje Shugden puja @3pm and thereafter Rinpoche Swift Return puja. This can only be achieved due to the committed members from Penang. A big round of applause...... Pic : DS puja on 21/10/2023 Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
4 months ago
#Backtoback A few months back, Kechara Penang Study Group started to have two pujas consecutively on Saturday. Dorje Shugden puja @3pm and thereafter Rinpoche Swift Return puja. This can only be achieved due to the committed members from Penang. A big round of applause...... Pic : DS puja on 21/10/2023 Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
More pictures of the day! Kechara Penang Chapel & public blessings 3rd Oct 2023 by Jacinta.
5 months ago
More pictures of the day! Kechara Penang Chapel & public blessings 3rd Oct 2023 by Jacinta.
Some pictures of the public blessings taken right after the puja was completed by the monks. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta. 3rd Oct 2023.
5 months ago
Some pictures of the public blessings taken right after the puja was completed by the monks. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta. 3rd Oct 2023.
3rd Oct 2023, Tibetan monks came to Kechara Penang for chapel & public blessing, in conjunction with the arrival of H. E Tsem Rinpoche's holy statue. Thanks to Pastor Henry & Pastor Seng Piow, who guided us throughout the event. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
5 months ago
3rd Oct 2023, Tibetan monks came to Kechara Penang for chapel & public blessing, in conjunction with the arrival of H. E Tsem Rinpoche's holy statue. Thanks to Pastor Henry & Pastor Seng Piow, who guided us throughout the event. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Tsem Rinpoche's holy statue is here! 3rd Oct 2023. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
5 months ago
Tsem Rinpoche's holy statue is here! 3rd Oct 2023. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
29th Sept 2023. Kechara Penang Dorje Shugden puja adjourned at 4.30pm with 9 attendees. Thereafter, a Rinpoche Swift Return puja was completed too. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
5 months ago
29th Sept 2023. Kechara Penang Dorje Shugden puja adjourned at 4.30pm with 9 attendees. Thereafter, a Rinpoche Swift Return puja was completed too. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
We've completed DS puja at 4pm, 16th Sept 2023. Umze for the day was KS Tang. Bee Bee, Eric & Eric Jr attended too. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
5 months ago
We've completed DS puja at 4pm, 16th Sept 2023. Umze for the day was KS Tang. Bee Bee, Eric & Eric Jr attended too. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
On 19th Aug 2023, we have just completed our DS puja, led by William. We started our DS puja with taking refuge with the Three Jewels i.e. Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.
6 months ago
On 19th Aug 2023, we have just completed our DS puja, led by William. We started our DS puja with taking refuge with the Three Jewels i.e. Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.
At the conclusion, we invoked Rinpoche's blessing by chanting His name mantra. See you all next week. Every Saturday @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
6 months ago
At the conclusion, we invoked Rinpoche's blessing by chanting His name mantra. See you all next week. Every Saturday @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Lots of offerings for 2 days retreat (22nd - 23rd July 2023). We offered vegetables, fruits, biscuits, carbonated drinks and many more. Do join us next time. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
7 months ago
Lots of offerings for 2 days retreat (22nd - 23rd July 2023). We offered vegetables, fruits, biscuits, carbonated drinks and many more. Do join us next time. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
We have a few new retreatants this round. Through the guidance of Pastor Seng Piow, all of them completed the retreat successfully. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
7 months ago
We have a few new retreatants this round. Through the guidance of Pastor Seng Piow, all of them completed the retreat successfully. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
#Throwback 22nd July 2023, Kechara Penang Study Group DS retreat, led by Pastor Seng Piow. By Jacinta
7 months ago
#Throwback 22nd July 2023, Kechara Penang Study Group DS retreat, led by Pastor Seng Piow. By Jacinta
When you're in Penang, do drop by at Penang Chapel @ 49, Jalan Seang Tek for our weekly Dorje Shugden puja & Swift Return Puja. You'll get to fulfill your wishes, overcome problems and perhaps you can get protection from negativities and harm too. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
7 months ago
When you're in Penang, do drop by at Penang Chapel @ 49, Jalan Seang Tek for our weekly Dorje Shugden puja & Swift Return Puja. You'll get to fulfill your wishes, overcome problems and perhaps you can get protection from negativities and harm too. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
The Promise
  These books will change your life
  Support Blog Team
Lamps For Life
  Robe Offerings
  Vajrayogini Stupa Fund
  Dana Offerings
  Soup Kitchen Project
 
Zong Rinpoche

Archives

YOUR FEEDBACK

Live Visitors Counter
Page Views By Country
United States 6,560,748
Malaysia 4,932,712
India 2,510,845
Singapore 936,141
United Kingdom 915,882
Nepal 913,387
Bhutan 864,803
Canada 797,322
Australia 619,377
Philippines 555,278
Indonesia 451,828
Germany 370,298
France 312,722
Brazil 251,023
Vietnam 226,545
Thailand 217,772
Taiwan 206,933
Italy 175,641
Spain 160,953
Netherlands 156,804
Mongolia 147,273
Portugal 138,190
South Africa 138,017
Türkiye 132,302
Sri Lanka 128,762
United Arab Emirates 121,726
Japan 119,012
Russia 114,691
Hong Kong 114,218
China 107,718
Romania 104,740
Mexico 97,736
New Zealand 93,880
Switzerland 88,746
Myanmar (Burma) 88,535
Pakistan 82,184
Sweden 78,121
South Korea 75,124
Cambodia 70,770
Total Pageviews: 26,041,536

Login

Dorje Shugden
Click to watch my talk about Dorje Shugden....