Changkya Rolpe Dorje

Jun 30, 2010 | Views: 1,327

(By Tsem Rinpoche)

The current day incarnation line of Changkya Rolpe Dorje is His Holiness Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche. Kyabje Pabongka is the undisputed incarnation of this Great Heruka Master. I quote this directly from Kensur Lobsang Tharchin’s explanation from his book “Principal Teachings of Buddhism”. Pabongka Rinpoche’s previous incarnation as this master ushered in a golden age of Lama Tsongkapa’s tradition to the Emperors of China, their court and to the nation. Changkya Rolpe Dorje’s line of incarnation is very connected to China and the immense benefit he brought to the nation is beyond any measure of kindness.

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

This charming lama is presented in his yogic aspect as an adept of the Chakrasamvara (Superbliss Machine) Mother Tantra, as signified by the standing khatvanga staff attached to his left shoulder, and perhaps the feminine connotation of the elaborate floral arrangement held in his right hand. If it is Rolpe Dorje (1717-86), it is an idealized form, not depicting the prominent facial lump that usually identifies his sculptures. (Otherwise, it might be one of the Panchen Lamas.) The large khatvanga standing next to his left arm signifies that he very well could be Rolpe Dorje, since it means that the lama is an adept of the Unexcelled Yoga of the Chakrasamvara Tantra.

The Changkya Hutuktu, Rolpe Dorje, was brought to Beijing by the Yongsheng Manchu emperor (1678-1735) in the early 18th century, since he had been the lama guru of the previous Kangxi emperor (1654-1722) and his incarnation lineage was highly respected by the people of that area of Mongolia now incorporated into China as “Inner” Mongolia. He was brought up by lama tutors, but also attended the palace school for imperial princes, becoming a schoolmate and friend of Prince Hongshi, who later became the Qianlong emperor. This enabled him to accomplish a great deal for Tibetan Buddhist institutions in China, Mongolia, and Tibet. He was a student of the Seventh Dalai Lama and a teacher of the Eighth. He was an important lineage holder in several adept traditions of both Father and Mother Tantras.

Extracted from “A Shrine for Tibet – The Alice S. Kandell Collection” by Marylin Rhie and Robert Thurman, page 132-133, published by Tibet House US

 

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  1. Samfoonheei on Mar 10, 2018 at 11:07 am

    Changkya Rolpe Dorje was an important Gelugpa scholar , who oversee the translation of the Tibetan Buddhist into Mongolian and Manchurian. Changkya Rolpe Dorje was an extraordinary learned who lived in the eighteenth century. Kyebje Pambongka previous incarnation is Changkya Rolpay Dorje who has been involved in the growth of Tibetan Buddhism in China. He was a royal tutor of Chinese Emperor Kangxi .. Interesting history for everyone of us .
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing .

  2. Pastor Shin on Jan 5, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    The Changkya line is illustrious. The incarnation includes the Second Changkya, Ngawang Lobzang Choden, who was a close teacher of the Kangxi Emperor and was thus responsible for the initial spread of Tibetan Buddhism in the high circles of the Qing Dynasty.

    The third Changkya, Rolpe Dorje is even more renowned because he was the schoolmate, friend and Lama of the Qianlong Emperor. In 1732 the Panchen Lama petitioned the Emperor to enable the 7th Dalai Lama to return to Lhasa (who was exiled in the late 1720s). When the petition was granted in 1734 Rolpe Dorje was ordered by Yongzheng to accompany the 7th Dalai Lama, Kelzang Gyatso to Lhasa.

    In 1744, the Qianlong emperor decided to transform the Yonghegong Palace in Beijing into a Gelugpa monastery as well as an Imperial Palace. This became the residence of Changkya and many other important incarnations from Amdo and Mongolia and the centre for the Qing to manage Tibetan Buddhist affairs and control local authorities in Mongolia, Amdo, Tibet and other areas which followed Tibetan Buddhism.

    In 1744, Qianlong also indicated to Rolpe Dorje that he wanted to receive private religious teachings and Rolpe Dorje taught him refuge, Tibetan grammar and reading. Later, Rolpe Dorje taught Qianlong the commentary of the Graduated Path (Lam Rim) by Vajradhara Kunchok Gyaltsen, together with a commentary by the previous Changkya, Ngawang Losang Chöden. “By studying these two texts, Qianlong developed great faith (gong ma thugs dad gting nas khrungs) and made a commitment to practice daily, which he kept despite his busy schedule”.

    In 1745, after Rolpe Dorje completed a retreat, Qianlong emperor asked him for the tantric teachings and empowerment (abhisheka) of his yidam, Chakrasamvara. As the disciple and requester of the abhisheka, the emperor had to gather all the necessary materials and equipment. Rolpe Dorje conferred on the emperor abhisheka the five deities Chakrasamvara according to the lineage of the Indian siddha, Ghantapa. During the initiation, Rolpe Dorje as vajra master sat on the throne and the emperor knelt to receive the initiation according to the prescriptions for disciples. The emperor offered 100 ounces of gold with a mandala (symbolizing the universe) to receive the initiation. After the initiation, Qianlong said to Rolpai Dorje, “Now you are not only my lama, you are my vajra master.”

    Changkya Rolpe Dorje also supervised and participated in the translation of the Kangyur into Manchu (108 volumes) and the entire Tengyur (224 volumes) into Mongolian. Such a powerful Lama who was the Vajra Master of the most influential person of that era, Qianlong, the emperor of China.

  3. han on Jul 10, 2010 at 3:35 am

    From history facts and informations , we learned that Changkya Rolpe Dorje oversaw the creation of (Mongolian, Tibetan, Manchu, Chinese, and Chagatay language) dictionaries and translations of Buddhist teachings in textual form.
    As a Buddhist administrator in Beijing, he played an important role in founding Yonghegong, a monastic college for Mongol, Manchu, and Chinese monks.
    Like Wutaishan, this college combined an Imperial palace and a Tibetan Buddhist monastery. He was also instrumental in developing the systems of iconography, cataloguing, and inscribing that would prove so important to the Qianlong emperor’s projects in Buddhist art.
    It’s worthwhile learning that the current day incarnation line of Changkya Rolpe Dorje is His Holiness Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche. Kyabje Pabongka, and these great masters were belong to Gelug lineage.

  4. chia on Jul 9, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    H.H Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche is the foundation of the entire Gelupa lineage guru at 21 century. Kyebje Pabongka received his Lam Rim teaching from his root guru Dagpo rinpoche and pass down his lineage to his root disciples Kyebje Trijang Rinpoche and another elite Gelupa master. Trijang Rinpoche also received secret tantra teaching like Vajrayogini, heruka and kalachakra tantra from Pabongka rinpoche himself and pass down to His Holiness 14th Dalai Lama.
    Kyebje Pambongka previous incarnation is Changkya Rolpay Dorje who is royal tutor of Chinese Emperor Kangxi. His teaching has much influence at China vajrayana buddhism. Until today,the basic material to study about vajrayana buddhism still has to base of his teaching of liberation palm of the hand.

  5. Bonita Khoo on Jul 9, 2010 at 5:28 am

    Whether being recognized or not, whether the incarnation lineage is being banned or not never deter the return of enlighten beings to continue to benefit others. These enlighten beings can incarnate back as high lamas, as emperor, as layman, as beggar, as a dog, as a bird etc, their sole motivation is to benefit others.
    Changkya Rolpe Dorje had played a very major role in the growth of Tibetan Buddhism in China and being the tutor of Emperor Kangxi, who is believed to be the emanation of Manjushri.
    It is sad to know that political interference had once again marred the purity of Buddhism. In view of the sensitivity between Tibetan and Chinese government, the incarnation of Changkya Rolpe Dorje, was enthroned as the incarnation of a relatively unknown abbot of Pabongka monastery with the title of Pabongka Rinpoche. This high being continued His legend in benefiting others and Pabongka Rinpoche’s name continuously became more famous in the region!

  6. Beng Kooi on Jul 9, 2010 at 3:06 am

    How ironic that China and His Holiness the Dalai Lama are at odds, when in actual fact, the religious belief that the Dalai Lama represents was so deeply rooted in China already. It is fascinating to read about how the Emperors of ancient China studied and even proliferated the teachings of Lama Tsongkhapa, so much so that monuments to the Yellow Hat Teachings such as Yong He Gong temple in Beijing still stand today. China is even featured in many of the scriptural texts such the Five-Peaked Mountain (Wu Tai Shan), which is considered one of the sacred locations of Manjushri.
    However the political situation may change, one thing is for sure – the Enlightened Beings never cease to reincarnate over and over again, wherever they are needed or accepted in order to bring the precious teachings of Lord Buddha to many. I look forward to the rise of Buddhism once again in China, one that is free from the taint of political dogma.

  7. Peter on Jul 8, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    Terima Kasih Rinpoche!
    Reading further gave me goosebumps to think of how august Pabongka Rinponche is and his lineage deeds and yet I have read on some online Buddhist Forums, in their Vajrayana forum, how they simply disparage this great Rinpoche and link him to the Shall-Not-Be-Named-Controversy and to the extent of banning the very mention of his name or his signature teaching of ‘Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand’. Such is samsara…
    Joey’s comments are interesting:
    From my previous reading/learning from online Buddhist Forums and one Shingon priest I met online:
    1. Yes the Vajrayana lineage that went into China from India did died out due to the great persecution but it survived in Japan thanks to ‘Kobo Daishi’ (known to the Chinese as ‘Hong Fa Da Shi’) or also known as ‘Kukai’ who went to Tang China with Saicho, the founder of Tendai to learn Vajrayana from Indian and Chinese Vajrayana Masters and went back to establish it on Mt Koya in Japan (although Saicho parted ways with Kukai) hence the name ‘Koyasan’ and known as ‘Shingon’ or ‘Zhen Yan’ in Chinese (True Word), commonly known as Japanese Vajrayana.
    2. Today’s Chinese Vajrayana takes back the lineage from Japan and the only one I know of is known as Tang Mi (Tang Esotericism- Tang as in Tang Dynasty and Esotericism-Vajrayana) and they can be found online as well). So today, one can have 3 choices of Vajrayana practice: the Tibetan lineage or Shingon or Tangmi.
    3. ‘Guan Gong’ is also known as ‘Jie Lan Sheng Zhong Pu Sa’ or ‘Sangharama Bodhisattva’ was said to have taken refuge under a prominent Tien Tai Master, who taught him the Dharma and hence became Chinese Mahayana’s prominent Dharma Protector alongside the other one who has Indian Buddhist origins, ‘Wei Tuo Pu Sa’, ‘Skanda Bodhisattva’. It would be interesting to see a link on that Yamantaka and Heruka thangka with Guan Gong… 🙂

  8. Sean on Jul 8, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    Thank you for more information on Changkya Rolpe Dorje. He was brought up by by lama tutors, but also attended the palace school for imperial princes, becoming a schoolmate and friend of Prince Hongshi, who later became the Qianlong emperor. This enabled him to accomplish a great deal for Tibetan Buddhist institutions in China, Mongolia, and Tibet. He was a student of the Seventh Dalai Lama and a teacher of the Eighth. He was an important lineage holder in several adept traditions of both Father and Mother Tantras. That is my favourite part.
    I like the picture of the statue. It reminds me of Padmasabhava without his hat and facial hair.

  9. Wai Leong on Jul 7, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    Thank you so much Rinpoche for sharing facts and stories of a great lama of the past. There is an interesting fact that, Pabongka Rinpoche actually transmitted all the knowledge and teachings to Trijang Rinpoche, the private tutor of the current 14th Dalai Lama.. How auspicious and special is the bond is? I love and respect the Dalai Lama to the core and we can see there is a direct link in between. Pabongka Rinpoche, Geshe Lobsang Tarchin, a direct disciple. One of the Tsem Rinpoche’s guru Geshe Lobsang Tarchin and this show the direct lineage of Tsem Rinpoche’s teachings. Malaysia certainly is of great fortune that having Tsem Rinpoche to stay here and spread the Dharma.. Once again I should mention again, may I have sufficient good karma, to meet Tsem Rinpoche personally, certainly there is a lot a lot of teachings to learn from.

  10. thierryfornow on Jul 7, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    This is history in action, it is dynamic, it is relevant, it is happening today.
    The re-incarnations of Changkya Rolpe Dorje, more famously Pabongka Rinpoche all have the same motivation: to help all beings be free of suffering and its causes. And we are talking here about suffering in all its senses, from the suffering of pain, to the more subtle suffering of fooling ourselves in distracting “pleasurable” experiences, and to the suffering that is pervasive, the very condition for our experience of suffering.
    When enlightened beings show compassion, great compassion, it is based upon the clear understanding of these three types of suffering, and then their compassion applies unconditionally (regardless of what beings have done or can do –good or bad) and with equanimity (helped equally regardless of which form they are, with no favoritisme, carelessness or neglect).
    Such things as enlightened masters and great compassion is a nice topic to contemplate on, it is a beautiful subject to study. But here, I think it is helpful to see it with our present mind and in our present time, and not only as a history lesson. Let’s think dynamically.
    To be efficient, to reach out, enlightened beings must make the teachings relevant and available when perceived from the eyes of un-enlightened human beings like us.
    So how are enlightened beings making themselves relevant and available in our world today, a world of technology, of fierce economical competition, of full-time entertainement, of world politics… How?
    By sitting in caves, teaching a few hermits and maybe writing a book or two?
    The efficiency (in terms of reaching out) of such method would be rather limited in today’s world.
    Through history, they have used our delusions to help us, they are working WITH us, at our level (and above of course).
    What would that look like in today’s world?
    What would Changkya Rolpe Dorje do in today’s world?

  11. Sean on Jul 7, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Thank you for more information on Changkya Rolpe Dorje. He was brought up by by lama tutors, but also attended the palace school for imperial princes, becoming a schoolmate and friend of Prince Hongshi, who later became the Qianlong emperor. This enabled him to accomplish a great deal for Tibetan Buddhist institutions in China, Mongolia, and Tibet. He was a student of the Seventh Dalai Lama and a teacher of the Eighth. He was an important lineage holder in several adept traditions of both Father and Mother Tantras. That is my favourite part.
    I like the picture of the statue. It reminds me of Padmasabhava without his hat and facial hair.

  12. Joey on Jul 7, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    Reading this made me realize how close Tibetan Buddhism has been with China, although the Vajrayana Lineage in China died during the Tang dyansty when an anti Buddhist king executed all of the masters of that time. It is amazing that Chankya Rolpa Dorje was able to introduce Vajrayana again to the land of China, albeit only to royalty and to high ranking officials close to the emperor. Perhaps it is through this way that the Dharma can be preserved properly in China and help it survive the cultural revolution.
    However one of the most interesting byproducts from this intercultural exchange are Chinese thangkas of Yamantaka and Heruka, but with the Chinese general Guan Gong riding a horse as the Dharma protector. Guan Gong was famous for his righteousness and was initiated into the pathenon of chinese gods by the taoists after his death and later, by Buddhist sages of that time as a Dharma protector of the Chinese Mahayana along with Wei-to. To see him in a thangka shows how versatile and adaptive Vajrayana is to other cultures, as long as it benefits those who practice it.

  13. Yokefui on Jul 6, 2010 at 8:09 am

    Looks like the Tibetan and Chinese people are very closely linked karmicaly.
    The Tibetans excel in spirituality while the Chinese in economics. How wonderful if these two qualities could be balanced in both societies.
    We have a very precious lineage teachings which was clearly taught by the Founder , Lama Tsongkhapa and later by the great Pabongkha Rinpoche.
    Rinpoche , with his great compassion, always wishes to benefit as many people as possible.It is with this motivation that the first Tsongkhapa comic book in Chinese was conceived (http://www.kechara.com/publications/publications/) and later based on this comic book, the first live performance on the life story of Tsongkhapa was staged.
    I believe bodhichitta cannot be stopped by politics . Out of altruistic motivation even though his previous incarnation as Changkya Rolpe Dorje was banned, the bodhi mind took birth as Pabongkha Rinpoche accepting humiliation willingly for the benefit of all others.

  14. margaretlee on Jul 5, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    It is amazing how all these enlightened masters work hand in hand together to help spread Buddhism in China. Changkya Rolpe Dorje, who is the lama guru of Emperor Kangxi, known to be the enmanation of Manjushri, his son , prince Yong converted a palace into the grand Yong He Gong temple that up till today, still enshrining the huge statues of Lama Tsongkhapa and Maitreya. No wonder the golden era of Buddhism, especially the Gelug sect of the Tibetan buddhism florished monumentously during the Qianlong Emperior, as Changkya Rolpe Dorje also attended the palace shcool of imperial princes and became a very close friend of Prince Hongshi, who later became Qianlong emperor. This enabled Changkya Rolpe Dorje to accomplish a great deal for Tibetan Buddhist institutions in China, Mongolia, and Tibet.
    Although due to political reason, Changkya Rolpa Dorje was recognised as a relatively unknown abbot of Pabongka Monastery, but this does not stop these highly attained lamas from reincarnating back again and again to benefit beings.
    Now we know that H.H. Pabongka Rinpoche is a reincarnation of Changkya Rolpe Dorje. It is of ulmost interest to see what the late reincarnation of Pabongka Rinpoche will be doing.

  15. Wan Wai Meng on Jul 4, 2010 at 5:58 am

    His Holiness Kyabjye Pabongka Rinpoche is undisputed teacher of many Gelug Lamas. Pabongka Rinpoche was very well known for his exposition of the Lam Rim and during his past incarnation he would refrain from giving a lot of initiations but focused solely on teaching the Lam Rim. He was called the Lam Rim Lama as a put down by certain quarters that could not perceive his supreme qualities by focusing on teaching the Lam Rim as opposed to granting many initiations.
    The prototype of the Lam Rim, the ‘Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment’ by Lama Atisha was only ever entrusted over by Lama Atisha to his student Dromtonpa and no one else. That was how high in regard Lama Atisha considered this particular teaching. Dromtonpa was regarded to be Lama Atisha’s main heir to his teachings.
    Without a good grounding in the Lam Rim, one’s foundations in Buddhism will not be very strong. The Lam Rim serves to educate people about the various stages towards enlightenment. It also helps to understand the roles of other Buddhist traditions apart from Vajrayana. One will get a clear understanding about the various traditions and how it is differentiated by the practitioner’s motivation.
    I really admire Pabongka Rinpoche who gave us the “Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand”, it is truly a treasure that I rely on constantly.

  16. Li Kim on Jul 4, 2010 at 3:34 am

    I thank Rinpoche for this article. I am privileged to learn such important information presented in such a concise manner.
    Realizing what an important role Changkya Rolpe Dorje played in bringing Tibetian Buddhism to China, Mongolia and Tibet, it is disheartening and sad that his reincarnation was not given the rightful recognition due to political sentiments and adversity. As David commented “the reincarnation was enthroned as a relatively unknown Abbot of Pabongka monastery”, Pabongka Rinpoche. Of course this did not stop nor belittle the greatness of Pabongka Rinpoche.
    I have heard a lot about Yong He Gung temple and read a book about the amazing Tsongkhapa statue. I would love to travel China and visit these many temples.

  17. Wendy on Jul 4, 2010 at 2:27 am

    I totally agree with Sharon. Highly attained masters like Changkya Rolpe Dorje is beyond worldly conventions. Banning their line of incarnation cannot prevent them from coming back to benefit people. There are other examples in history such as the Sharmapas etc. Although the line of incarnations of the Sharmapas were banned in the past due to political reasons, their incarnation continue to return and were being recognized unofficially within their lineage until they were officially reinstated by the Dalai Lama. Thanks to Rinpoche for posting the illustrious history of Changkya Rolpe Dorje. Knowing his accomplishments as the lama guru of the great emperor of China, Kangxi himself, it is not surprising that his more current incarnation include the great HH Pabongka Rinpoche.

  18. Shirley Tan on Jul 4, 2010 at 2:13 am

    It always never fails to amaze me that Enlightened Beings would go through so much, life after time, to return again and again just to help us all and give us the Dharma. They could choose to return as a monk, a King, a scholar, a thief, or anything at all – but their motivation and purpose always remain the same, and that is to liberate us. I have just started reading about the great Pabongka Rinpoche. Like Li Kheng said, it is hard to find more information on these great Masters. Thank you so much, Rinpoche for posting and sharing this. It helps me to think about how very little that I do and feel incredibly grateful to all these Masters of the past for doing what they do and for upholding the Dharma so well. We are the true beneficiaries of their heroic selfless deeds.

  19. Datuk May on Jul 4, 2010 at 2:12 am

    The first time I last visited Beijing in 1999, I was shown many temples and some of them had very Tibetan décor and some extremely like the Mahayana ones like I used to see in Taiwan. I was a little confused as to what “type of Buddhism” was being practiced in China. This ignorance of mine has now been erased a little with the learning of the history of Changkya Rolpe Dorje.
    It is wonderful to know that Buddhism is same with great masters reincarnating over and over again to benefit people.
    The study of Buddhism is extremely interesting and the scope of knowledge is wide and encompassing, and I am glad soon with the guidance of Rinpoche we will have an institute of Learning based on Buddhist doctrine in Malaysia.

  20. Joy Kam on Jul 4, 2010 at 12:23 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this information about Changkya Rolpe Dorje. Kyabke Pabongka Dorje Chang is definitely an illustrious living Buddha of our time, and we are so lucky to have him back walking and teaching Dharma again! And this history about his line of incarnation is invaluable as it gives us more faith in these great masters, who are our lineage lamas. Definitely they are living Buddhas that we owe so much for giving us the Dharma during these degenerate times.
    It is amazing that how the dots are slowly being connected and Changkya Rolpe Dorje played pivotal role in ushering Lama Tsongkhapa’s teachings to China. That is how till today we can see the huge Lama Tsongkhapa statue in the Yong He Gong Temple and all over Wu Tai San. This information shows that Tibetan Buddhism especially the Gelug lineage spread very strongly in China and wow, this is some history lesson even my grand-parents would not have known.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this short but powerful info.

  21. mayy on Jul 4, 2010 at 12:15 am

    Rinpoche, Thank you so much for sharing this clear and concise information about Changkya Rolpe Dorje, which is rare to know about. I have always held HH Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche in high esteem and respect for writing the Lamrim (Liberation in the Palm of your hand) and now to know that he is the reincarnation of Changkya Rolpe Dorje is most inspiring. History also tells us the connection between great masters and sages in spreading Buddhist teachings to China and yet we see disturbing trends in the relationship between modern China and Tibet today. I wonder if it has something to do with karmic influence.

  22. Irene Lim on Jul 4, 2010 at 12:08 am

    Even the Kagyu Lamas recognized Changkya Rolpe Dorje as an extraordinary learned and realized Gelugpa teacher who lived in the eighteenth century.
    Thrangu Rinpoche has commentary in his song, “Recognizing my Mother”, the “mother” he refers to is the nature of one’s mind. His song makes a clear distinction between recognizing and not recognizing the nature of mind. With engaging imagery, he characterizes our failure to recognize our own mind as being like a small child sitting in his mother’s lap who forgets where he is and looks for his mother everywhere else.

  23. KYC on Jul 3, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Thank you for the information on the spiritual lineage of Pabongka Rinpoche. I enjoyed reading about the contribution of Changkya Rolpe Dorje to the spread of Tibetan Buddhism in China. He was the guru of the Manchu emperor Kangxi who was said to be an emanation of Manjushri. I was also struck by the fact that Rolpe Dorje was also connected to the 7th and the 8th Dalai Lamas. Today, the incarnation of this great Tibetan master is back. Out of compassion, enlightened beings take rebirth again and again to liberate sentient beings. It would be interesting to follow the progress of the young Pabongka Rinpoche because he comes from a very famous lineage.

  24. Shirley Tan on Jul 3, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    It always never fails to amaze me that Enlightened Beings would go through so much, life after time, to return again and again just to help us all and give us the Dharma. They could choose to return as a monk, a King, a scholar, a thief, or anything at all – but their motivation and purpose always remain the same, and that is to liberate us. I have just started reading about the great Pabongka Rinpoche. Like Li Kheng said, it is hard to find more information on these great Masters. Thank you so much, Rinpoche for posting and sharing this.

  25. susan on Jul 3, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Ok..so who is this Pabongkha and how does he relate to us?
    As Rinpoche mentioned, His Holiness Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche’s incarnation ushered in a golden age of Lama Tsongkapa’s tradition to the Emperors of China, their court and to the nation! How many do we have in China today? It’s growing so fast that I rather refer you to this cool website to check out live statistics http://www.chinability.com/China%20population%20clock.htm
    I doubt there are any debates over China’s growing economic strengths and influence in our world today. Well and good for the country…but do you think people can live and find happiness SOLELY on acquiring and building stronger financial status? Many may eventually realize that this alone is not enough and will look for lasting happiness. Pabongkha has already long brought Buddhism to China and may many come across these golden teachings.
    Well, guess what we are learning here in Kechara?!
    The text, LAMRIM or The Stages On The Path To Enlightenment is being studied in the great monasteries Gaden, Sera and Drepung which has produced hundreds of eminent masters. How so? Because these text is the complete guideline of the path the Enlightenment! And yes, be it you believe or not, these text has produced many emanate masters and enlightened beings.
    Having our roots in Gaden Monastery (http://www.kechara.com/publications/audio-visual/dvds/journey-to-gaden/) where Tsem Rinpoche comes from, teachings here in kechara is from “The Stages On The Path To Enlightenment.” http://www.kechara.com/kechara-house/education/english/lamrim-class/
    The reference text used in Kechara House is ‘Liberation in the Palm of your Hand’ by non other than H.H. Kyabje Pabongkha Rinpoche!

  26. Sharon Saw on Jul 3, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    Thank you for this lovely post. HH Pabonkha Rinpoche (1878–1941) was the root guru of both HH Ling Rinpoche and HH Trijang Rinpoche, the two tutors of the 14th Dalai Lama. He was also the teacher of most of the Gelug Lamas of that time. In 1921, he gave his famous 24-day exposition on the Lamrim, which was published as “Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand” edited by his student HH Trijang Rinpoche. A prolific author, he also wrote fifteen large volumes and cover every aspect of Buddhism. These texts provide explanations on sadhanas, chanting, how to make tormas and many other subjects.
    These achievements show that no matter how politics try to play down an attained Master and even by removing the name of his previous incarnations, the attainments always shine through.

  27. Li Kheng on Jul 3, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    Rinpoche, thank you very much for providing this clear, comprehensive and easy to understand information about Changkya Rolpe Dorje, which is really not easy to come by. Although the Internet is so rich in information, it is not always easy to filter out inaccurate information and compile all relative information regarding a Dharma subject. Rinpoche has made it very easy for all of us! Thank you again Rinpoche.
    On another point, it is very sad that politics has once again tainted and twisted the purity of Dharma: creating a misunderstanding of Dharma. Thank goodness great masters like Tsem Rinpoche are so compassionate to return lifetime after lifetime with the clear motivation to teach pure Dharma. May the information and teachings provided on Tsem Rinpoche through this blog furnish Dharma practitioners with valuable information to clear misunderstandings and develop Dharma knowledge.

  28. seonghuat on Jul 3, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    Thank you very much Rinpoche for sharing with us the rare image and the lineage of H.H. Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche.
    Love always,
    Henry Ooi

  29. Paris on Jul 3, 2010 at 6:28 am

    I was very fortunate to have had the opportunity to go to China a few years ago and visit several prominent Gelug Buddhist sites in China, including Yong He Gung (founded by Emperor Qian Long, as explained above by David) and many, many incredible, old monasteries in Wu Tai Shan (known as Manjushri’s abode).
    There are still many old temples and stupas dedicated to Changkya Rolpa Dorje. Some of the stupas even contain his relics within – just such special places! It is also amazing proof of just how prevalent and widespread Gelugpa Buddhism and Gelug Lamas’ influence was within China.
    It was by Lamas like Changkya Rolpa Dorje that Tibetan Buddhist lineages (especially gelug) grew so strongly and became the main religion of the country.
    It’s so super simple to travel to China now – do try to go visit these sites and see a big part of Gelug history xxx

  30. thierry on Jul 2, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    Wow…
    This makes me contemplate on how the intricate connections between the skillful enlightened gelug masters works. They are making Dharma flourish in the minds of many, many, many…
    How rejoycing!
    Thierry

  31. susan on Jul 2, 2010 at 1:55 am

    No matter what’s being done or not done, recognized or not..even banning the entire lineage will not prevent these high beings from returning and continue to benefit many. I enjoyed reading this post very much as reading about great masters can be so uplifting and inspirational. Thank you Rinpoche for posting this article.

  32. dorrise on Jul 1, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    once more Thank You …..

  33. dorrise on Jul 1, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    i say have to say thank you to rinpoche and james to help and guide me to know more of tsongkhapa which i really appreciate and love this pretty home precious set….

  34. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche on Jul 1, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    Changky Rolpe Dorje and Karmapa are two completely seperate beings. Nothing to do with eachother.

  35. David on Jul 1, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    I believe it was Emperor Kangxi’s son, Prince Yong that converted a palace into the grand Yong He Gong temple enshrining huge statues of Lama Tsongkhapa and Maitreya. Prince Yong was then enthroned as the succeeding Emperor Yongzheng. Got this from the wikipedia. I believe their Guru must have been Changkya Rolpe Dorje.
    Also, it was because of the political atmosphere of that time, the incarnation of Changkya Rolpe Dorje was deemed too political to be recognised. The Chinese was already having a heavy hand in Tibetan politics and recognising the latest incarnation of Changkya would result in Chinese having further excuse to come into Tibetan politics. Hence, he was enthroned as the incarnation of a relatively unknown abbot of Pabongka monastery. So, he was then on known as Pabongka Rinpoche.
    MK: I don’t think that the Karmapa and the Changkya line of incarnations are related as they are about 300-400 years apart and they are holders of separate lineages. Karmapa is Karma Kagyu and Changkya Rolpe Dorje is Gelug.

  36. MK on Jul 1, 2010 at 1:39 am

    Rinpoche,
    Is Changkya Rolpe Dorje related to HH the 4th Karmapa Rolpe Dorje the one who gave layman ordination to Lama Tsongkhapa when he was just 3years old in 1360?

  37. Peter on Jun 30, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    Tashi Delek Rinpoche!
    Very interesting information!
    May I humbly share here what have been learned from another Buddhist forum, that perhaps the term ‘Hutuktu’ is a Mongolian term for ‘Tulku’ and also as an official title for leaders of Mongolian and Tibetan Lamas during China’s last Qing Dynasty.
    In Chinese characters and romanised pinyin, it would be ‘呼圖克圖’ & ‘hū tú kè tú’.
    Source: http://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=1394

  38. Yoshiaki on Jun 30, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    What can I say except, thank you… 🙂
    namaste

  39. Ethan Chu on Jun 30, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    It is always interesting to learn about iconography of different statues, each significant tells a story. As we learn along the way, each inspires us to be just like them, holding the qualities of a Buddha.

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  • sarassitham
    Friday, Oct 23. 2020 04:19 PM
    I am blessed to see the amazing and best 10 meditation retreats in the world. I believe it is such because of its rich and long history with pure spiritual practice and way of life, culture and religion.

    Traditionally all retreats has a beautiful landscape and quiet environment for anyone to have more freedom, peace and happiness in our daily life. It is also a chance to nurture our inner growth as it’s take time to look deeply in order to transform both our individual difficulties and the difficulties in our society.

    We are so fortunate with Rinpoche kindness to have a similar retreat for us to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Such a great place to practice dharma in nature with walks, breath meditations and fresh air.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article and giving an opportunity to explore the beautiful retreats in the world.

    https://bit.ly/34jcxqK

  • S.Prathap
    Friday, Oct 23. 2020 12:27 PM
    This is definitely one of the best way for us to collect merits and plant seed for us to be able to do her practice in future. From this article I know and learn about the very sacred female Buddha. It gives us great opportunity to collect merits and make offering by having Vajrayogini stupa and statue in Kechara Forest Retreat.Thank you very much for the guidance and sharing such a good article.

    https://bit.ly/3kpdPpB
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Oct 23. 2020 11:55 AM
    China to Open its Own Nalanda University in Hainan Province . The campus of Nanhai Buddhism Academy was designed by internationally acclaimed architect which is located in the scenic Nanshan Cultural Tourism Zone. That’s wonderful. It’s the only institute of higher education in the world offering instruction. Offering various programs on Buddhist Studies in Han-Chinese Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism and Southern Buddhism . The Chinese government are willing to invest billions in having such a university to benefits the people and for most spreading Buddhism .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/new-nalanda-university-in-china.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Oct 23. 2020 11:53 AM
    Came across this old post . Well for someone to admit one mistakes , realised the true , having the courage to swallow one’s pride and apologise, I rejoice for them. Some might not have the courage to admit it. Admitting a mistake is not a weakness after all on the contrary, it shows an openness of our heart. Every one of us might have made mistakes along our life path. We learn from our mistakes, admit our own before we point out someone else’s and grow from there.
    Lobsang Monlam ‘s message is very touching , its better for him to say sorry now than never. Or else he will regret forever. A good teacher like our Lama is hard to find. We are very fortunate to have met Rinpoche in this life , Rinpoche had changed the lives of many.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Seng Piow for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/dear-rinpoche-i-am-sorry.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Oct 23. 2020 11:51 AM
    Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and lack of interest. Different causes can often combine to trigger depression. Whatever it is ….depression comes from our own karma for what we did in this life or the previous life. People who suffer from depression often report feelings of loneliness and isolation. If not treated it could lead to more serious matters related. It will interfere with our daily life for sure. Learning Dharma, practicing it will help us to transform our mind more positively. We will see the light even in the darkest of times in our life.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this teachings with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/some-thoughts-on-depression.html
  • sarassitham
    Thursday, Oct 22. 2020 11:51 PM
    This is an amazing news for vegetarian and vegan eaters in California. I strongly believe it a great move to encourage more people to be vegan. Choosing a vegan lifestyle can contribute many beneficial factors to one’s life.

    A vegan diet is the most beneficial to mankind as it is one of the healthiest diets in the world, it is the world’s most environmentally friendly diet. Many vegans have found themselves starving while they are traveling and not being able to find any foods free of animal products on the road and this will be very convenient.

    Thank you for the interesting sharing, Hope to hear and see more countries could have Vegan Grocery. It will be extremely beneficial to the planet and will encourage a healthier lifestyle.

    https://bit.ly/3ji9V0F
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Oct 22. 2020 12:48 PM
    We have to do our homework……yes I agree with what Rinpoche had said. We can’t go back and change the beginning but we can start where we are and change the present. We have to work it out somehow even there is a hurdle or obstacles to go. In life we bond to have obstacles to clear along the path of life. Accepting those obstacles as they come , learn from there and let it be. Choosing to learn, practice Dharma and putting it into action is the best choice. Doing Dharma I have chosen have make my life filled with happiness.
    Thank you Rinpoche for these teachings.

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/niguma-mistress-of-illusion.html

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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
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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
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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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
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
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Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
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Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families  ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
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Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
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We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
5 months ago
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
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More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
5 months ago
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
5 months ago
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
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KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
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KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
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Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
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Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
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Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
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Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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