Tina Turner the powerful Buddhist

Oct 10, 2011 | Views: 8,994

My friends,

Years ago I was at home (early 80’s) in New Jersey flipping through the channels on the TV and came across Saturday Night Live (a big big show back then). I didn’t really appreciate the show, but watched it out of boredom. It was years later when I got older I realized what a talented show that was. Anyways, that night this powerful black or whatever lady came on with spiky long loud blonde hair singing ‘Hot Legs’… and I was taken aback. I stared at her. I didn’t know if she was Black, Mexican, mixed parentage or what. I mean all those races are beautiful, but she was so outstanding, electrifying and exotic. I couldn’t pin who she was and never heard of her… I stared. And that was the first time I came across Tina Turner. I didn’t get into her music then as I was too young to appreciate it. A decade and half later I saw a movie on her life story “What’s Love Got to Do With It” starring Angela Bassett and I WAS MOVED. Tina’s talent, strength, fortitude, hardwork, efforts and sheer spirituality took me by surprise. I became her instant fan and listened to her electrifying voice. Shocked at the uniqueness of her voice and her tornado-like presence on stage I realized she was a person of great strength that inspires me. (Angela Bassett did a powerful job in acting out Tina Turner. Not easy to act the role of Tina! Kudos to Ms Bassett.)

I have blogged here a few of her incredible journey of spirituality and performance. PLEASE WATCH THEM ALL AND BE INSPIRED, AWED AND MOVED. It will tell you who she is and how we can relate to her.

She’s is one of my favorite people and I want to share people like this with you so you can know what we can achieve if we don’t give up no matter how hard things get.

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

Tina Turner on Larry King

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

 

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

Larry King is a great interviewer. He is not afraid and really can ask sensitive questions. I love Tina here very open, fun, direct and when Larry ‘jokes’ about her spirituality, the powerful Tina says “don’t”… and Larry obeys… hehe. Larry and Tina are both great.

 

Or view the video on the server at:
https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/tina001.mp4

See this video of Tina Turner in her private shrine in her home in Switzerland where she lived for decades. Her shrine is sooo beautiful and Tina radiates acceptance, success and strength. Powerful.

 

Or view the video on the server at:
https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/tina002.mp4

Tina is chanting one of the mantras/prayers here for all of us that got her through all the difficult times in her life.

 

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https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/tina003.mp4

Tina Turner recorded a spiritual chanting album with Regula Curti and a Tibetan Dechen Shak-Dagsay

 

Or view the video on the server at:
https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/JamesBond_GoldenEyeMusicVideo_TinaTurner_Drumble007.mp4

See Ms Tina Turner in her Music video and how powerful she is…what a great performing artist of Mega star status….She is a star and yet very spiritual and grounded.

 

Or view the video on the server at:
https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/Tina_Turner_Goldeneye_Live_2009.mp4

OH MY GOODNESS… see Tina here performing at 70!!! She is 70 and look at her… She is so good… so powerful. She reminds of me of the Buddhist Female Buddha Sindongma or Vajra Yogini.

Please leave me comments and tell me what you think of Tina, her spiritual journey and her enormous talent. She is one person I would love to meet and offer a Buddha statue to as a special gift from the Tibetan Tradition.

 

Tina Turner’s short bio

Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock; November 26, 1939) is an American singer and actress whose career has spanned more than 50 years. She has won numerous awards and her achievements in the rock music genre has led many to call her the “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll”. Turner started out her music career with husband Ike Turner as a member of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue. Success followed with a string of hits including “River Deep, Mountain High” and the 1971 hit “Proud Mary”. With the publication of her autobiography I, Tina (1986), Turner revealed severe instances of spousal abuse against her by Ike Turner prior to their 1976 split and subsequent 1978 divorce. After virtually disappearing from the music scene for several years following her divorce from Ike Turner, she rebuilt her career, launching a string of hits beginning in 1983 with the single “Let’s Stay Together” and the 1984 release of her fifth solo album Private Dancer.

Her musical career led to film roles, beginning with a prominent role as The Acid Queen in the 1975 film Tommy, and an appearance in Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. She starred opposite Mel Gibson as Aunty Entity in Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome for which she received the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture, and her version of the film’s theme, “We Don’t Need Another Hero”, was a hit single. She appeared in the 1993 film Last Action Hero.

One of the world’s most popular entertainers, Turner has been called the most successful female rock artist and was named “one of the greatest singers of all time” by Rolling Stone. Her combined album and single sales total approximately 180 million copies worldwide. She has sold more concert tickets than any other solo music performer in history. She is known for her energetic stage presence, powerful vocals, career longevity, and widespread appeal. In 2008, Turner left semi-retirement to embark on her Tina!: 50th Anniversary Tour. Turner’s tour became one of the highest selling ticketed shows of 2008–2009. Turner was born a Christian, but converted to Buddhism and credits the spiritual chants with giving her the strength that she needed to get through the rough times. Rolling Stone ranked her at 63 on their 100 greatest artists of all time and considers her the “Queen of Rock and Roll”.

Source: Wikipedia

 

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  1. Samfoonheei on Jan 16, 2018 at 12:53 pm

    Tina Turner one of the most energetic and vocally-magnificent artists . Born Christian had sought solace in reciting Buddhist mantra that changed her life. An ancient and mystical Buddhist chant to connect to a higher power beyond her human understanding that has changed her and lifting the load of the pressure off in her life . Incredible… She is so powerful and a deeply spiritual woman ,inspiring bringing millions of people across the world of her mantras and Buddhist teachings in music. I do enjoyed listening to her powerful voice and chanting.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

  2. Choong on Aug 30, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    I’d vote for Sindongma Rinpoche. I can imagine her as Sindongma, wildly powerful yet controlled and precise in her actions (singing).

  3. Vinnie Tan on Oct 23, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    Tina Turner is indeed amazing. She reminds me a little bit of Magadha Zangmo, where she helps to spread Buddhism in her own ways to people around her. From her being openly talking about her religion and being so proud of it, it already inspire more people to be like her despite things that people may say.

    Tina Turner is indeed a Queen. Not just a Queen of rock that simple. Her actions and courage is what inspires people . Even though she is not a sangha member, it doesn’t mean anything. As a lay practitioner sharing and spreading what she love in her means. It truly shows the aspect of focusing out in Buddhist teachings.

    She is firm in her believes and allows no one to make fun of it. With her being so firm in things that she do, also shows people that Buddhism is not something to be taken lightly of, and definitely not a joke that people can make fun of it.

    In her interviews she demonstrates how she does her chants, it is soothing. It reminds me of how prayers are being done in monasteries that means peacefulness and calmness. Relaxing the minds of people to change and inspire us.

    Through her example, it shows that karma does exist. And when we believe and surrender ourselves, that is when we see changes within ourselves and around us.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us this short but indeed powerful article with us. It does inspire me to be more like Tina Turner, a modern day Magadha Zangmo. Spreading and bringing Buddhism to people that really need it, but do not know so till they are in contact with it.

  4. Sadi on Feb 20, 2015 at 6:10 am

    What a charismatic and powerful woman Tina is! I watched the clips of her interview and one can’t see traces of bitterness in her from her awful relationship with her ex. Her buddhist practice must have helped her heal. Anyway i found the link to the movie that is mentioned in Rinpoche’s post. I’ll watch in over the weekend and give feedback on what I learnt. Her singing style reminds me of modern say singers like Adele who is a stunnign singer and well versed in her craft. Kudos to this brave lady.

  5. Kaydriea on Sep 18, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    I admire Tina Turner. I wish very much that I had her strength. I’m going thru something similar to what she went thru with my boyfriend and I swear no matter where I look I can’t find the strength or courage to leave and stay away. So many days I just want to give up, every time I find the strength to stand he knocks me back down. I’ve tried meditating but I’m just so tired and beaten by life I feel as if it doesn’t work. It’s a struggle to want to live, to put on a facade at work and have my family and friends worry so much about me. To not want to care, or love, or feel, or think, or be anything or anywhere. To want to fall asleep and never wake up. Because of her I will keep trying to fall into meditation and pray that it works for me. I was born Baptist but I feel God has forgotten about me or maybe he’s disappointed in me too and figured I would figure it out one day. Or maybe there is no God and we just have to suffer until we figure out how not to anymore. How do you not suffer in life? How do you not feel pain?

  6. Casteven Lim (KH JB) on Jul 23, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Wow, amazing stunning altar of Tina Turner… Rejoice!!!

    She is so dedicated in Buddhism, hopefully through her sharing many of others may connect to holy Dharma hence more and more peoples may get 3 jewels blessing to have a real Peace environment…

  7. Michael Moewes on Jul 19, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    Tina is an outstanding, wonderfull, warmhearted woman.
    Actually I can’t find the right words right now to describe her.
    She’s overwhelmingly kind.

  8. Sharon Ong on Jul 19, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    I like her version of Om Sarvesham Svastir Bhavatu very much. Her signature rocker edginess added extra character to this chanting. Thank you with folded hands for sharing her extraordinary story, Rinpoche.

    Just to share the mantra Tina was chanting in this vid http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XP-f7wPM0A

    Sarveśām Svastir Bhavatu
    Sarveśām Shāntir Bhavatu
    Sarveśām Pūrnam Bhavatu
    Sarveśām Maṇgalam Bhavatu

    May there be happiness in all
    May there be peace in all
    May there be completeness in all
    May there be success in all

  9. Lucy Yap on Jul 19, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    This is an amazing article for an amazing woman.You are a true inspiration to me and many others who have reached this time in their lives.You will always remain the queen of rock as you are “simply the best” Thank you for sharing Rinpoche.

  10. Pee Bee Chong on Jul 19, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the wonderful sharing about Tina Turner
    I had heard about Tina Turner but never had any interests in her music and stories. After watching the videos, I have so much respect and admiration for her. The sharing about how did she stay strong when things going tough. Some of us learn and come for pujas or dharma classes only when we are “free”. We will forget about dharma when things aren’t going well to focus on our problem. Her sharing about Buddhism helped her when she was down really inspire me to have faith in Buddhism and with our Guru.

  11. Antoinette on Apr 16, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    We watched the film about Tina Turner’s life recently and since then I walk around with her music in my head. I heard interviews with her a few years ago and I remember her saying that after leaving Ike, she stopped completely with the music and went working as a waitress to bring up her children. I didn’t know that she was bringing up two children from Ike’s previous relationships.

    Wow what a powerful and compassionate woman! And although the abuse she suffered, physical, mental and emotional, she continued to sing her music with all her heart.

    With her finding Buddhism she felt the strength to leave this all behind and start on her own, with nothing but her name “Tina Turner”. And she worked so hard!

    With her comeback she is even more successful than before. She brings for sure a strong message to all. Find the strength in yourself. Follow your spirituality and follow your heart. You can change!

    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring movie.

  12. Pastor Chia on Apr 16, 2014 at 11:03 am

    Watching Tina Turner movie again make me think more about in real life, how many people can like Tina develop inner strange by doing Buddhist chanting, over come all the suffering and sadness.

    Tina Turner become power lady not just in her performance as the singer. She became strong because her fearlessness to facing whatever challenge at the middle age by her broken marriage start her career over again. Her determination is never too late to accomplish anything! As long as we put our heart and faith to it.

    Through Buddhism has open up Tina heart and became part of her ever since. Helping her getting through hard times and happy time. That’s what Buddhism is all about, acceptance and letting go… and never hurt.

    I like to watch movie time to time to give me more encourage to develop inner strange over come my weakness and develop positive energy to facing all the challenge at the future. one again, Thank for Rinpoche always sharing wonderful and inspiring story in his blog.

  13. Li Kheng on Apr 16, 2014 at 9:00 am

    The story of Tina Turner is beautiful. I saw a woman go through the pains of life as an abandoned child, a striving artist, a secularly successful celebrity and a liberated soul. Life for Ms. Turner was no bed of roses and, to me, her greatest suffering was when she was rich and famous.

    We dedicate so much of our resources to gain material wealth and, more often than not, we hear of stories telling us that the rich and powerful are actually suffering quite a lot. In fact, their suffering is deeper and greater than those who struggle to have 3 meals a day and a roof over their head because their suffering contradicts everything they were conditioned to believe in. We were taught from young that money, beauty, power and fame will bring us happiness: We see pictures of beautiful women in the magazine smiling brilliantly, we see wealthy looking men pose with confidence in advertisements, we see happy family images on TV.

    So we must become contented once we have these things. Unfortunately, after an ardent journey to accomplish all these things, we are more miserable than ever because, besides the fact that we are still unhappy, no one believes that we are miserable because we are rich, beautiful and powerful.

    Tina Turner’s courage to start all over again at 44 years old is extremely inspiring. To become “nothing” after garnering success is not easy. It challenges our ego a lot but it is also the greatest opportunity to discover our ability to always rise if we choose to and are ready to dedicate effort to do so.

    Tina Turner has used her Dharma journey to benefit others as her practice has produced tangible results. Reading real life stories like this inspires and reinforces my trust and belief in Lord Buddha’s teachings.

  14. Julia Tan on Apr 15, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this powerful story of Tina Turner. She suffered a lot in her marriage with this guy just using her as a cash cow. She was stuck because she love her family very much. When she seek for her mother’s help, her mother betrayed her. She was abused by her husband constantly and she was so lost and she suffered a lot physically and mentally. She swallowed all her bitterness and pain, hoping things will change. She’s blessed to have a friend who care for her so much and saving her life by giving her Dharma. The power of prayers and mantra is just unbelievable. She turned into another person who’s strong and having faith in Buddha. She just like Vajra Yogini. She conquered her fear and knew that there’s no turning back but get out from her husband control.

    It’s very important to have Dharma in our life. When we have faith, our mind will get stronger and fight to win back our life.

  15. Karen Chong on Mar 1, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    I love how she gently yet firmly stopped Larry from making fun of her belief – Buddhism, which has led her to a brand new life after so much tragedy happened in her life that could have destroyed her. By chanting her Sadhana openly in the show also shows her persistency and faith in Buddhism that helps her in pursuing inner peace. She knows her stuff well. She does not blindly follow what was taught to her, she is able to explain the benefit of chanting mantras and she is the practitioner. Beautiful voice she has.

    Only with such great successful people who has gone thru a lot, they will not be shy to express their true self publicly, because there are nothing to hide. It’s with these qualities, they are where they are.

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  17. Patsy on May 12, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Tina Turner is a dynamic lady. She has gone through difficult times, abused by her husband to the extend she had to have reconstructive surgery to her nose yet it did not deter her from being a successful celebrity. Her faith as a Buddhist has made her overcome the difficulties in her life and led her to gain back self confidence, becoming a stronger and more powerful person. I am glad she found spirituality in her life during her dullest moments.

  18. tenzin llhamo on May 12, 2013 at 1:27 am

    She is such an inspiring person! All that she had to go through was really scary and sad. I cannot imagine myself going through what she went through. Buddhism have really help and benefitted many including me. And to see Tina Turner changed into such a better person and inspiring many just make me feel what I have done is so minimum. May she continue to inspire many more!

  19. ronnie freeman on May 3, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    How can I join the Organization of Nam-Myoho-Renge BUddha please let me know thank you my cell number where i may be reached at is 1-213-807-4295 i’m a R&B POP SINGER FROM DETROIT MICH, I’m so interested in Buddha chanting hope to hear from you.

  20. vasa on Mar 22, 2013 at 3:13 am

    Tina Turner certe is a great singer and she has a strength incoyable but it has long been a follower of an organization that has the Buddhist name. Soka Gakkai International-La is not it is a Buddhist sect whose goal is to create individual soldiers. A mafia organization, which until 1975 was not divorced from his political party Komeito (a party rather located at the far right). The party still exists and is still under the domination of the thought of the sect Soka Gakkai, but to avoid offending foreign followers is now separated from the pseudo-Buddhist organization. Tina Turner is separated from the radical group and kept only the monk Nichiren chant Nam Myoho Renge Kyo. This chant or mantra is used by the followers of Nichiren schools in several current or as Nichiren-shu (which is a progressive and tolerant towards other streams of Buddhism that is not the case of the Soka Gakkai, which sees itself as the only true orthodox Buddhism). I said all this because I myself am a former

  21. vasa on Mar 22, 2013 at 3:03 am

    Tina Turner certe is a great singer and she has a strength incoyable but it has long been a follower of an organization that has the Buddhist name. Soka Gakkai International-La is not it is a Buddhist sect whose goal is to create individual soldiers. A mafia organization, which until 1975 was not divorced from his political party Komeito (a party rather located at the far right). The party still exists and is still under the domination of the thought of the sect Soka Gakkai, but to avoid offending foreign followers is now separated from the pseudo-Buddhist organization. Tina Turner is separated from the radical group and kept only the monk Nichiren chant Nam Myoho Renge Kyo. This chant or mantra is used by the followers of Nichiren schools in several current or as Nichiren-shu (which is a progressive and tolerant towards other streams of Buddhism that is not the case of the Soka Gakkai, which sees itself as the only true orthodox Buddhism). I said all this because I myself am a former adept.

  22. sarahyap on Mar 17, 2013 at 1:31 am

    Amazing. I’ve watched this video before quite some time ago and now watching it again is still amazing.

    Such beautiful and powerful voice of a talented woman, chanting a beautiful mantra… she truly is an inspiration to all who is having a difficult time in their life but gained strength to carry on with life positively (and succeed!) through practicing the wisdom and compassion as preached by Buddha.

    I like how she openly stopped Larry King from ‘making fun’ of her belief. She did it in such a gentle but affirmative way. Just by this action, it shows us how devoted she is to her Dharma practice and at the same time she practices what was preached. I think that is the most beautiful part of the interview although her chanting is also equally nice. There are not many Buddhists that I know whom would stand up for their own belief and allow others to put them down. I do not think they are bad, but it shows that they do not have enough knowledge about their own spirituality that they have no way to protect their belief. Sad indeed…

  23. Joy on Feb 26, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    Her story is truly an inspiring one especially for us woman because it gives us strength to realise that we can stand on own own 2 feet no matter what. It is wonderful that she discovered Buddhism that helped her find her strength to leave her abusive husband and rise above it all to who she is today. Now she uses her celebrity status to indirectly promote Buddhism and what’s amazing is that in one of the interview with Larry King, when he made fun of her and Buddhism she shut him off by telling him not to joke about her religion. She was proud of who she is and what she is and her faith, and what’s amazing is she is so humbly dignified by it all. Another inspiring thing is that ever since she started chanting… right up till this day she continues to chant and has never broken her sadhana for one day…wow! Of course I also love her amazing beautiful altar of the huge Buddha..who says you can’t have a huge Buddha in your home?!

  24. philyong on Feb 23, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    beautiful, powerful, extraordinary!

    Tina Turner’s life story shows that despite all the hardship, we can still find calm in spirituality.

  25. Sheryl KH (JB) on Jun 28, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    I am not a big fan of Tina but I agree that she has great voice. What I feel special about her is that Tina went through hardships and yet she did not give up but to rise up again, and she does so through her reliance on spirituality.

    I love her private shrine in the picture. So simple and yet it exudes powerful serenity.

    Life is never smooth sailing. I wish that many can persevere (including myself) till we see light at the end of the tunnel.

  26. pastor on Apr 30, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    I do not have tolerance for abuse, physical or mental or any sort. It’s amazing what Tina Turner went thru for the sake of her passion in music. Despite the situation she was in, she pressed on and gave her all. Her strength is incredible. I’m so happy to know she found a way to bring peace to her mind. May may people who have found themselves in similar situation find healing and peace.

  27. SK. Chia on Feb 7, 2012 at 2:02 am

    This is a nice article, thank you for the videos posted here.

    The “Sarvesham Svastir Bhavatu” is a Vedic chant which means something like “may there be auspiciousness for all, may there be peace for all, may there be happiness for all, may there be no suffering for all”.

    Tina Turner’s rendition of this chant is indeed excellent and beautiful. Another very beautiful rendition of this chant is sung by the well loved Uma Mohan. You may listen to Uma Mohan’s rendition here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BwxnFd1oGc

  28. tlorehand on Jan 10, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    I adore Tina, she an inspiration to many with her words and her strength for going threw what she had and coming out on top. I was in the same situation and I didn’t do as good as her, I pretty much folded and hide myself away. But I did find SGI and have been a member for a little over a year now and I have to say it does help with finding your inner self and understanding that it’s up to you to make things happen and not sit on the side lines expecting them to be handed to you. I wish you all the best Ms. Tina and I will chant that one day we will have the opportunity to meet. (of course that one might not happen but I can still try right?) many blessings to you. Take care and be safe.

  29. Ben on Jan 6, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Thank your for your very nice article about Tina Turner. I am one of the webmaster of tinaturnerblog.com and did you hear about Tina’s last chanting album ‘Children Beyond?
    Here is a clip for the mantra ‘Sarvesham Svastir Bhavatu’, really gives goosebumps and a clear idea of how stong the belief of Miss Turner is deep.
    More info about the album on my blog: http://tinaturnerblog.com
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XP-f7wPM0A

  30. gurukee on Dec 20, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    All transience is conditioned, be mindful and act diligently. The purpose of life is in creating value- buddha. My teaching is to come and believe but to practice. Chant sincerely and practice earnestly to manifest your buddha nature as your life condition. Mediation to achieve Nathayut. You must not be afraid of your shadow, for light is always nearby. Look around and you will see lust, ignorance, gain, greed and desire. Although these are sins, they exist to teach us, we need to know them. Be mindful in learning to know them. The body is the slave, the mind the controller. train the consciousness to gain the light of wisdom. If an insane knew not to jump off from a high cliff, why not a sane person? Your refuge to the three treasures. every morning you rise with the buddha, and every evening you rest with the buddha. With appreciation you rise to create value and gratitude you rest to recharge to create greater value.

  31. gurukee on Dec 20, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    Practice the Lotus Sutra is all you need. Nam Myoho Renge Kyo. “Follows the Law and not me” – Nivana Sutra

  32. gurukee on Dec 20, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    She chanted Nam Myoho Renge Kyo and practice with Soka Gakkai International.

  33. Mercedes on Nov 17, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    a beautiful and strong lady!!

  34. wanwaimeng on Nov 9, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Looking at Tina Turner in the interviews she exudes a strength and control over her life. Just feels like the practises she had done empowered her to take control over her life. And that she had found truths above life through chanting of a particular mantra. Rinpoche explained that mantras were buddha’s speech perfected over 3 great aeons so these definitely has a lot of effect on the body, speech and mind. Happy to see a Buddhist successful in both worldly and spiritual aspects!

  35. Julia Tan on Oct 21, 2011 at 10:13 am

    The Buddha mantra has it’s power. It calmed her mind and really made her think and conquer her fear. I’m sure many of us in kechara have this kind of experience by reciting mantra, especially our Lord protector mantra. If not our Monday and Tuesday Setrap puja in Kechara House won’t be packed with people. 

    I was looking for some spiritual song when I was in hong kong months ago and the shop manager introduced me Tina’s album “Beyond”. I was like, uh??? Tina Turner sing spiritual song??? Must be very interesting. I bought it and the moment I played it, I just can’t stop listening to it. 

    I heard about Tina Turner when i was very young, knew that she’s a rock star who has a very power voice and she wears very short dress. Never knew about the other side of her life which was so sad. 

    People always fear to change. Because of this fear of changing we choose to be silent, we choose to let others taking advantage on us, we even choose to give up ourselves. So much time wasted by taking all the pain.

    Life is short. No one take charge of our lives but we do. The world is endless out there. Rely on the the powerful 3 jewels and believe in ourselves, we can go beyond just like Tina Turner. 
     

  36. Shereen Siow on Oct 18, 2011 at 11:18 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    thank you for posting this videos! i was in awe when i hear she chants!! she’s truly gifted and an amazing person.
    i have one simple question. what does “Nam Myoho Renge Kyo” means?

    ~Shereen

  37. Lim Han Nee on Oct 14, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche.

    I love this post on Tina Turner. Her story truly is inspiring.

    Her story is surely a powerful illustration of how the ‘lotus of compassion’ lifts one out of the ‘mud of suffering’. She did not allow all the abuse she had suffered to drag her down. But with compassion, she was able to let go and to open up to life lived with Dharma as her road map. Thus the Dharma gave her strength to just accept all the experiences of life past as having been karmically created and she moved on to embrace her future, shaping it, creating the causes for a definitely happier and more successful future.

    Kudos to a lovely lady, a celebrity, with so much courage. With her project and her life as a showcase, she is definitely an ambassador and spokeswoman for the Dharma.

  38. .. .. .. on Oct 12, 2011 at 1:31 am

    just a little ps. although of course, I would never wish anyone, to be in the position she was in. I do love the music she made with Ike, although it was a very difficult part of her life.

  39. .. .. .. on Oct 12, 2011 at 1:27 am

    I really do love Tina Turner

    It’s lovely to hear her speak about her spiritual beliefs, and how it helped her through difficult times. .

    she does radiate somthing, which can’t quite put my finger on, earthy presence & stability perhaps.

    thankyou for sharing all of this with us, Rinpoche

  40. Jace Chong on Oct 11, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thanks for sharing the videos and Tina Turner. Rinpoche has shared some thoughts about her a few months ago on the blog, at the yellow box. That time I started to search more info about her, watched some of her videos on youtube.

    I am very touched by her life journey that she overcame so many ups and downs and still remain shining like a star. I like her saying about mantra chanting, something like “I need my refrigerator, my clothes, my shelter, and chanting takes care my spiritual side, the sub-conscious mind…”

    I was doing the music album project of KIM that time, and I was inspired by her so much, that I am doing something to help people, it can take care the spiritual side of people, even if it’s not helping that way, at least to leave more imprint for people to learn Dharma, so no matters how things go, I have to give my best shot to make it happen.

    I know what I did might not be meet what people’s expectation, and it’s not as good as it could be, but I don’t let this thought drag me down and stop doing it. Even if it benefits only a few people, I will give everything to do it. Tina has given me the power to keep going beside Rinpoche. _/\_

  41. David Lai on Oct 11, 2011 at 1:27 am

    Wow! I love Tina Turner. I don’t particularly appreciate her music but I do appreciate the struggles that she went through with her abusive ex-husband and how she found strength in spirituality – Buddhism that led her to divorce her husband and put an end to years of abuse.

    I love strong woman!

    I am no feminist but I do find there is something powerful when women stands up to bad and abusive men. There’s a satisfying victory to Tina Turner’s story at the end which is also very empowering. I cried tears of joy and I think this another aspect of Buddhism that is not often revealed directly in the teachings. That is the empowering aspect of compassion that lead us to become stronger, bolder and kinder for others, which is the very essence of Vajrayogini.

    More importantly, it leads us to overcome our laziness and self-imposed limitations. That is what Tina did as she overcame her dependence on her ex-husband and stood up against all his abuse and became the powerful, yet kind woman that she is today. What a superstar!

  42. James Long on Oct 11, 2011 at 12:53 am

    You should watch “What’s love Got to Do With It”. After watching it, you will know how incredible Tina Turner is.

    She is loyal, has integrity, do what she has promised. She had a hard time but she does not stop there or said this is her life but do nothing about it.

    Also her Dharma imprint is very strong, Dharma came to her when she was very down, she did not question it but try and she felt the different, a good different.

    Many people felt Buddhism only for loser, or only for Rich people who has time to do so. Tina Turner is a very good example of how you can combine spirituality and career together and much better than people who only focus on worldy achivement.

  43. jp on Oct 11, 2011 at 12:45 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you so much for sharing this posting of Tina Turner. I’ve never seen this side of Ms. Turner, the spiritual side. I like her directness in how she expresses the importance of prayers and spirituality in her life from being a Christian to a Buddhist.

    I can imagine how easily distracted one can be as an international superstar. Thank goodness for her daily practice, Ms. Turner looks grounded, humble and in touch with her compassionate nature. She even shared that Buddhism changed her life. And now, she wants to share a method of achieving happiness with others that worked for her.

    It’s rare that we come across people her age who went through so much suffering and arise with so much love to give.

    I would love to produce her concert in Malaysia so that she can be one of Kechara’s spokesperson to promote World Peace!

    Regards,
    JP

  44. Su Ming on Oct 11, 2011 at 12:01 am

    I find her extremely amazing, she is one of a VERY FEW celebraties I’ve come across who does not have scandals, drugs, alcohol, depression, and etc reported on the tabloids and newspaper. Very rare.

    She is a very strong woman who did not allow her painful past to get into her way of her career and spirituality. Very inspiring. It puts many of us to shame that we are so used to using our pain as an excuse not to grow or even move on.

    Everyone should take her biography as a teaching.

  45. Ethan Chu on Oct 10, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    Amazing amazing lady!

    The first time I watched the movie, I was shocked that a superstar like her went through so much. And all we know behind that chart climbing beautiful album cover was a string of abuse, sorrows and lost of hopes. She was a simple lady who wanted love all of her life. And yet, tragedy followed her. But she never fought back the husband, betrayed her mother, or got carried away with fame and money.

    Until she met Buddhism, she regained self confidence, became stronger at the age of 43!!! She bounced back with such power, so clear of what she wanted to do and she was so sure about it!

    She never looked back and talked about her bitterness… in fact she used that energy turned into power to stand up, to sing, to chant for the world and she succeeded! She showed a great example that with determination, it is never too late to accomplish anything! As long as we put our heart and faith to it.

    It is wonderful to know that Buddhism has touched her heart and became part of her ever since. Helping her getting through hard times and happy time. That’s what Buddhism is all about, acceptance and letting go… and never hurt.

    Now she is a wonderful grandmother, a successful performer, a wonderful mother, a dharma teacher, an inspiring female icon… and she never stops. She will continue to inspire many and touches many. A wonderful person really.

  46. Philip Yong on Oct 10, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Tina Turner is a really strong lady. Can you imagine yourself being abused/tortured but still end up so successful? Many of us would just give up our lives entirely in her situation.

    At the age of 43, Tina had to start all over again after leaving her husband and all luxuries. BUT that did not stop her. She rose up to be one of the most successful person in our lifetime.

    What I have learnt the most is…we should have SPIRITUALITY in our lives! In Tina’s case, she took the Buddhism way and is proud of it. Having the dharma allowed her to be a stronger and more stable person!

    What I also learned through Tina Turner is whatever that is HARD or EASY is only our PERCEPTIONS. Coupled with Rinpoche’s teaching..How we perceive what is more important to us is how much we value it. If we value the Dharma highly then we will work hard for it.

    I’ve definitely learned a lot today. Thank you for the valuable teachings Rinpoche!

  47. Sam on Oct 10, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    I am completely in awe at (i) how versatile TT is; (ii) How seamlessly she lives a life of “Rock & Roll” and yet maintains her focus and grounded-ness through her practice of Buddhism – clearly the chanting is an essential part of her day; (iii) how profoundly wise she is, in saying that from her practice she begins to experience change, be happy and how the thoughts would come to her, about what she needed to do to change her life and indeed how she understands and accepts “change”; (iv) how unhesitating she was to state that her motivation is simply because the practice WORKS; (v) how she would like to share the practice so others can experience this happiness.

    TT is a great ambassador of Dharma and she brings the message that: DHARMA ROCKS!!!

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  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Nov 18. 2019 04:29 PM
    There are so many sacred mountains in the world. Each of the sacred mountains have their own legends or stories behind them. Mount Kailash is the holiest place in the world viewed by different faiths .
    Some respect these mountain peaks so much that it is forbidden to climb them.For others, climbing the mountain is arduous and a form of purification. So they will climb it as a pilgrimage.Thank you for this nice write up.

    Read more : https://bit.ly/2XqkhlS
  • Yee Yin
    Monday, Nov 18. 2019 02:02 PM
    There are other places in the world where people reported sightings of tall and hairy human-like creatures. In the Himalayan region, this type of creature is called Yeti. In China, it is called Yeren (wild man). In some Buddhist scriptures, there are also accounts on Yeti.

    I think the bigfoot must be real, or there will not be sightings of creatures like this reported in different places in the world. Sometimes, some creatures don’t like to be disturbed or disturb others, therefore they are hard to be sighted. We have to be opened minded to other beings and be respectful to them so we can live in harmony.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/yeti-bigfoot-sasquatch/the-cowichan-people-gave-him-the-name-%e2%80%9cthumquas%e2%80%9d.html
  • Sofi
    Monday, Nov 18. 2019 11:00 AM
    Voodoo and the Tibetan Leadership

    The word Voodoo is a term used to cover many religious practices, stemming from West Africa. The original religion still has millions of adherents in countries such as Benin, Togo, Ghana and Nigeria, especially among the Fon, Ewe, Yoruba and Kongo peoples. During the 17th and 18th centuries as European colonialists enslaved West Africans and had them forcefully shipped off to the Americas, they took with them their indigenous faith.

    Learn of Voodoo’s origins and the persecutions the practitioners suffered due to misconception. Learn how this relate to CTA’s actions: http://bit.ly/VoodooNCTA
  • Sofi
    Sunday, Nov 17. 2019 09:16 PM
    The Chinese Buddhist Billionaire Who Wants to Fix Your Brain

    Have you ever thought about why it is that people who have EVERYTHING are not happy? Probably because having everything in the world doesn’t actually bring happiness, but only leads to an extremely depressed, empty and bitter life because happiness is from the inside. Therefore it is very refreshing to read what Mr Chen has to say.

    Find out what did Mr. Chen said and how is he going to fix our brains: http://bit.ly/BillionaireFixYourBrain
  • Sofi
    Sunday, Nov 17. 2019 07:08 PM
    Four Sacred Sites of Vajra Yogini in Nepal

    Today, there are five main Vajra Yogini power places in Nepal and, including Sankhu, they are Pharping, Patan, Bidjeswori and Guhyeshwari. The first four accept visitors from all over the world, while Guhyeshwari remains the only Vajra Yogini sacred power place that does not permit foreign visitors.

    Read of Naropa’s close connections with these places: http://bit.ly/4SacredVYSties
  • Sofi
    Sunday, Nov 17. 2019 06:59 PM
    Dorje Shugden Arrives in a Nepali School | नेपाली विद्यालयमा दोर्जे शुग्देनको प्रवेश।

    When visiting the Bhagawan Dorje Shugden Chapel in Chabahil and the sacred Boudhanath Stupa, both in Kathmandu, Megnath just had to share Dorje Shugden with as many people as he could. Even back in his home town, Megnath wanted his friends, family and all the townsfolk to be blessed by Bhagawan Dorje Shugden. This included the local school, right next door to his family home. Just take a look below and see how he shared the sacred practice with many others. He is the type of person who, when he finds something good, he really wants to share it with others. Megnath is a kind, gentle and sincere person.

    Read and rejoice in Megnath’s sharing of Dorje Shugden which will greatly benefit his people: http://bit.ly/DSinNepaliSchool
  • Yee Yin
    Sunday, Nov 17. 2019 05:23 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us the origin of Namkar Barzin, how he became one of the entourage of Dorje Shugden. From this story, we also learned that a high lama has the ability to subdue an unenlightened being and bind it by oaths to help to protect Dharma and Dharma practitioner.

    Since this is the case, there must be a high lama who can subdue Dorje Shugden and bind him by oaths so he does not harm people. Why is that until today, no one manages to subdue Dorje Shugden? The only explanation is Dorje Shugden is an enlightened being, therefore he cannot be subdued. We can safely rely on Dorje Shugden to help us to remove our obstacles in life and provide us a conducive environment to practice Dharma.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/invocation-to-namkar-barzin.html
  • Yee Yin
    Saturday, Nov 16. 2019 01:46 PM
    There are many great men in India that we are not so familiar with, Mr. Rabindranath Tagore is one of them. He understood how important education to grow good leaders for the country. He also knew that report card is not everything but it is more important to educate the children about creativity and responsibility. Mr Rabindranath Tagore was very selfish, he believed strongly in his passion and he did everything he could to materialise his idea. He had a great care and passion for humanity, fame to him was not important at all.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/rabindranath-tagore-a-beacon-for-humanity.html
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    Saturday, Nov 16. 2019 01:27 PM
    Alexandra David-Néel was a woman with the “wind beneath her feet”. She was a Buddhist, Orientalist and writer born in France and dedicated her whole life to studying Asian culture and religion, and sharing it with the Western world. In fact, most of her books focus on practices within Tibetan Buddhism. As a Western woman, her dangerous travel to Lhasa, Tibet, which at the time was closed to foreigners, created worldwide renown for her. Here is a short overview of her life and travels:

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/alexandra-david-neel.html

  • Sofi
    Friday, Nov 15. 2019 08:32 PM
    Duldzin Drakpa Gyeltsen

    Tsongkhapa praised Drakpa Gyeltsen for his strict mastery of the monastic codes. He is known for his writing on the Vinaya as well as on the Sarvadurgatiparisodhana tantra. Most of his known compositions are currently unaccounted for.

    Learn more of Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen’s past incarnation and his promise made: http://bit.ly/DuldzinDrakpaGyeltsen
  • Sofi
    Friday, Nov 15. 2019 08:13 PM
    Murder in Drepung Monastery: Depa Norbu

    As with any story of success, there always comes with it tales of jealousy and envy. In Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen’s life story, this is represented in the form of Depa Norbu. It was at Depa Norbu’s hand and under his orders that Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen was murdered. While the run-up to the actual murder differs according to varying traditions, the end result is always the same — a hugely popular lama of high repute, erudite scholarship and unstained reputation was found dead with a khata (ritual silk scarf) stuffed down his throat.

    Learn of the treachery in Tibetan government that is still being practiced today: http://bit.ly/DepaNorbu
  • S.Prathap
    Friday, Nov 15. 2019 05:27 PM
    Everyone who visits these places can receive blessings, positive imprints, find an opportunity for introspection, and be inspired by their own potential to gain higher states of mind.

    To date Potala Palace,Jokhang Monastery and Norbuglinka Palace was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. Thank you for sharing this informative article which will definitely made things easier for those travelling there.

    Read more : https://bit.ly/374e5Ex
  • Yee Yin
    Friday, Nov 15. 2019 04:25 PM
    I rejoice to see the 11th Panchen Lama has started to teach, fulfilling his duty as a high lama. The Panchen Lama reincarnation lineage is as important as the Dalai Lama reincarnation lineage. The previous Panchen Lama was highly respected by Tibetans and Chinese, he was a very high lama. The current incarnation has learned from a very qualified teacher and thus he is also very qualified to teach.

    I have seen a video of him speaking in Chinese, he speaks very well and he is also very charismatic. He is still young, I am sure he can do a lot in preserving and spreading Tibetan Buddhism.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/historic-first-kalachakra-initiation-by-the-11th-panchen-lama.html
  • nicholas
    Friday, Nov 15. 2019 04:03 PM
    In 1987, the China Disabled People’s Performing Arts Troupe was formed. They are a professional performing arts troupe made up of 106 performers with hearing and/or visual impairments or physical disabilities. For the next 20 years, the 106 performers worked hard to turn professional in 2000. By 2004, they gave up their government allowance, began supporting themselves… and started raising money for charities! So beautiful no matter what angle you look at it from.

    Aged between 14-19, they slowly-but-steadily learned the art of dancing through sign language with other trainers. To make up for the lack of one or more of their senses, they put in more time, effort and have immense determination. Determination is the key for all success for anyone.

    For any one dance that they perform, they can spend up to one year practicing it for an average of 6-10 hours a day! Each move that they make is practiced about 100 times!!

    They have acquired international recognition and have performed in highly-recognised venues such as Scala in Milan, Carnegie Hall in New York, The Kennedy Center (for Bill Clinton), the Opera House in Sydney and “The Egg” in Beijing. They have performed in more than 60 countries (10 times in the USA alone), been invited to perform at events such as the closing ceremony of the Paralympics in Athens (2004) and Miss World 2004 pageant… and was designated as “UNESCO Art for Peace” by the Director-General of UNESCO!

    Watch the video on their amazing performance at http://bit.ly/2kwvIsU
  • nicholas
    Friday, Nov 15. 2019 03:58 PM
    Daibutsu (or 大佛/大仏) means ‘Great Buddha’ or ‘giant Buddha’ in Japanese. It can also be used informally to refer to a big Buddha statue. One such statue is in Kamakura, Japan. The Daibutsu is a statue of Amitabha Buddha and is called The Great Buddha of Kamakura.

    The statue dates back to 1252 AD, and is of Amitabha Buddha in sitting position. The statue is approximately 13.35 meters tall, weighing approximately 93 tons and is made from bronze. It is hollow and visitors can enter to view the interior.

    According to the temple records, the current statue was preceded by another wooden Daibutsu. A court lady named Inadano-Tsubone, who was an attendant of Shogun Yorimoto, had raised funds together with a priest named Joko. When they collected enough funds, they started the construction work in 1238. That statue took 5 years of construction, but was destroyed after a storm hit the area in 1248. The hall that covered the statue was also destroyed.

    They constructed it again, but this time they collected more funds and made a bronze statue. They then constructed a hall to shelter the statue… but it was yet again destroyed in 1335 during a large storm. The hall reconstructed once again, but a typhoon in 1368 brought it down. The 4th (and final) reconstruction of the hall stood for 127 years, until a tsunami hit Japan and destroyed it. However, the bronze statue remained intact and it has been left under the open air since.

    Read more at http://bit.ly/2k4bbvL

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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
7 months ago
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
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In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
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There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
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Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
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Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden\'s grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
7 months ago
May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden's grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
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A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
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Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
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Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche 

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We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
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