HH Dalai Lama attending Mass

May 31, 2012 | Views: 1,860

Dear friends,

Jean Mei sent me an email of very recent photos of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. On 27th May, His Holiness the Dalai Lama paid a visit to Vienna and while he was there, His Holiness attend Mass and visited the St. Stephen’s Cathedral!

When I saw these photos, I felt a sense of joy as I truly believe in religious harmony. It is so nice to see leaders from major religions coming together and respecting each others’ beliefs. No religion is wrong. No religion is lower than another. All religions advocate peace, compassion and love for one another… As religious persons, the best way to express spirituality is to be compassion, tolerant, forgiving and respectful of others’ religion/culture and race.

Do take a look at the images below taken by the International Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, Austria. There is a photo of His Holiness, the prince of peace, making prayers at St. Stephen’s Cathedral! It is very heartwarming to come across such a scene… I have always loved this about His Holiness.

I hope that everyone appreciates these photos. It brings tears to my eyes when everyone respects everyone’s religion. That is the way it should be.

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

S.H. Dalai Lama im Gespräch mit Kardinal Christoph Schönborn | His Holiness the Dalai Lama in discussion with Austria’s Cardinal (and head of the Catholic Church) Christoph Schönborn. Foto: Tibetzentrum / Tenzin Choejor

S.H. Dalai Lama im Gespräch mit Kardinal Christoph Schönborn | His Holiness the Dalai Lama in discussion with Austria’s Cardinal (and head of the Catholic Church) Christoph Schönborn. Foto: Tibetzentrum / Tenzin Choejor

S.H. Dalai Lama im Gespräch mit Kardinal Christoph Schönborn | His Holiness the Dalai Lama in discussion with Austria’s Cardinal (and head of the Catholic Church) Christoph Schönborn. Foto: Tibetzentrum / Tenzin Choejor

Gemeinsame Presseerklärung S.H. Dalai Lama und Kardinal Christoph Schönborn | Joint press statement of His Holiness and Cardinal Schönborn. Foto: Tibetzentrum / Tenzin Choejor

Ein Zeichen der gegenseitigen Sympathie am Ende der Pressekonferenz | A sign of mutual friendship at the press conference. Foto: Tibetzentrum / Tenzin Choejor

m Weg zum Stephansdom | Going to St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna. Foto: Tibetzentrum / Tenzin Choejor

Seine Heiligkeit zeigt tiefe Wertschätzung und Respekt gegenüber allen Religionen | His Holiness has deep appreciation and respect towards all religions. Foto: Tibetzentrum / Tenzin Choejor

Foto: Tibetzentrum / Tenzin Choejor

Zu Besuch im Stephansdom am Pfingstsonntag | Visiting St. Stephen’s Cathedral at Pentecost sunday. Foto: Tibetzentrum / Tenzin Choejor

Zu Besuch im Stephansdom am Pfingstsonntag | Visiting St. Stephen’s Cathedral at Pentecost sunday. Foto: Tibetzentrum / Tenzin Choejor

Zu Besuch im Stephansdom am Pfingstsonntag | Visiting St. Stephen’s Cathedral at Pentecost sunday. Foto: Tibetzentrum / Tenzin Choejor

Zu Besuch im Stephansdom am Pfingstsonntag | Visiting St. Stephen’s Cathedral at Pentecost sunday.
Foto: Tibetzentrum / Tenzin Choejor

Zu Besuch im Stephansdom am Pfingstsonntag | Visiting St. Stephen’s Cathedral at Pentecost sunday. Foto: Tibetzentrum / Tenzin Choejor

Zu Besuch im Stephansdom am Pfingstsonntag | Visiting St. Stephen’s Cathedral at Pentecost sunday. Foto: Tibetzentrum / Tenzin Choejor

Zu Besuch im Stephansdom am Pfingstsonntag | Visiting St. Stephen’s Cathedral at Pentecost sunday. Foto: Tibetzentrum / Tenzin Choejor

Herzliche Begrüßung | A warm welcome. Foto: Tibetzentrum / Tenzin Choejor

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  1. Stella Cheang on Jan 27, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    Very nice to see His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama embraces diversity and difference when in comes to belief and faith. His Holiness propagates peace and harmony. I wish that His Holiness can extend the same love for peace and harmony towards all sentient beings which include Dorje Shugden practitioners too. May this day arrives soon.

  2. VInnie Tan on Sep 12, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    These photos are just so heart warming, it shows the mutual respect that we should have. This is clearly shown in the pictures by the various religious leaders through their action and the respect that they have for each other as well as what they practice.

  3. Silvia on Jul 6, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    This post was so touching!

  4. Paris on Feb 3, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    I’m reminded of a funny little joke I heard once about interfaith harmony. It goes a little something like this:

    Once, there was a religious conference, where secular leaders of all the religions of the world met to discuss how they could improve religion in the world. The church leaders, the big administrators all flew in, sat around a large conference table and talked for days. They debated, they stood up and argued, they presented their endless points of views and had very passionate discussions among them. There were many, for there were many intellectuals among them who each knew their religions very, very well.

    Later, there was another religions gathering, this time of the spiritual leaders of each religion – the Popes, the Buddhist Gurus, the Hindu yogis, the Jewish rabbis. They all sat around the same big table and looking around the table, simply smiled and nodded at each other – for there was nothing to say. They each understood each other perfectly without having to talk.

    ***
    So this is how I imagine religious harmony to really be – for at the heart of every religion and every person (even if they believe in nothing), we all want the same things: happiness, protection, peace and wisdom. And even if the methods differ, even if we wear different robes and pray using different liturgies, eventually we want the same things and we feel the same things. And so, we smile at each other, for we know just what the other person is wanting, feeling, thinking and living.

  5. George Edat on Dec 27, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Being present at a Mass and participating in it are quite different. Even a hardcore criminal can be present for a Mass! The Dalai Lama can genuinely participate in the Mass only if he believes and accepts Jesus Christ as His only Lord and Saviour. It is a good publicity scoop for him and his followers. Most of the comments here sweep fundamental differences between Buddhism and Catholicism under the carpet. When we ignore the incompatibility between truth and falsehood we do disservice to genuine peace. Buddhism is basically atheistic and this worldly. Buddha has been deified by his followers, denying the very basis of Buddha’s revolt against the multiplicity of Hindu gods. I do respect Dalai Lama as he advocates nonviolence in his struggle for political freedom in Tibet but reject totally his religious beliefs.

  6. Judging mind | Full Contact Enlightenment on Dec 26, 2012 at 2:46 am

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  7. JJ on Dec 6, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    No religion is wrong. What? that makes no sense if you think about it. All religions can not be right because they all contradict each other. Christians believe in the trinity Muslims don’t. Buddhist believe in reincarnation christian don’t they believe you spend forever in either heaven or hell. Jews don’t believe in hell lasting forever as christian and Muslims do. Christians believe that Christ was God Muslims believe he was only a prophet. These are only a few contradictions to give you an example of what I am talking about. I will be here for an extremely long time if I were to list all of them.
    So either one religion is true or there all false.

  8. Joseph Tan on Sep 24, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    The picture of both spiritual leaders bringing their forehead together, “A sign of mutual friendship at the press conference” instantly warmed my heart. I could feel the purest love and respect between them.

  9. Milly on Jul 4, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    It is good to see such warm acceptance and harmony with each other’s religion. This can bring more world peace and lesser suffering to the human race. His Holiness shows so much humility and bows down to Cardinal Schönbforn and the religion he represents. So good energy seeing these beautiful photos and two beautiful holy people. Thank you Jean Mei for making this possible.

  10. Lim KH (JB) on Jun 27, 2012 at 2:47 am

    Dharma no barriers, HH Dalai Lama showing us a good example that how to respect to others religion. We should respect to others religion hence maybe their culture got much different with us. But all religion is just going to one goal “PEACE”.

    Some how there is some religion that always comment others religion but we should not counter back otherwise the snow will be getting bigger and maybe can cause a war. What should we do is better let the comment come in left ear then immediately come out from the right ear.

  11. Choi Sheem on Jun 25, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    These are beautiful photographs. Beautiful not only to the eyes but to one’s heart. We can’t say we practice religion if we view our beliefs are above others’ religions. Thank you for emphasizing the fact that we must be compassionate and tolerate all form of religions. We must make it our priority to live in harmony with everyone around us, regardless of their race and belief.

  12. sockwan on Jun 25, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    I have always like His Holiness, he travels to many countries to spread Dharma teachings. To promote peace and harmony. He visits church, mosque, holy places of other religions and he always pays the highest respect to them.

  13. MayOng on Jun 22, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    HH Dalai Lama practices humility and humbleness in action wherever he visits different places of worship in the world. He respect all religions of the world. He is truly a leader who means what he says. What more can we say? Buddhism is about promoting peace and HH Dalai Lama says it all.

  14. nani on Jun 19, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    guru ji thank you for shering.

  15. yenpin on Jun 18, 2012 at 11:55 am

    宗教之間是无分边界,雖然信仰不一樣,我们但卻可以和平,和諧相处,不會造成沖突。不要说宗教,只要我們人与人之间有基本的尊重心。我们也可以,和諧相处,其實,各宗教的理義並沒有隔離人們,只有人們自己的心觀念不同,造成不和諧的情況發生。
    纷争的根源,其实就是你我之分。你和我是不同的个体,我们的肤色不同,拥有不同的宗教背景、来自不同的家庭,受不同的教育、拥有有不同的理想和追求……所以就有不和諧的情況發生

    看了詹仁波切的分享的這篇文章,就可以知道各宗教頂尖大師們並沒有分別心,反而是的我們。。。。。。

  16. Joy on Jun 17, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    They say a picture paints a thousand words. Well these are really beautiful pictures that exudes a sense of peace, humanity and compassion. You can see this from His Holiness face and actions. He is truly amazing and a great example of religious harmony. It is very humbling and moving to see this because everyone is entitled to their own beliefs, as long as it makes them a kinder, gentler, compassionate, forgiving, giving and tolerant being which is just the way it should be. x

  17. Paul Yap on Jun 16, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    I truly rejoice for both world leaders in spirituality and humanity, showing a good example how we should interact with differences, and focusing on the goals and achievement of WORLD PEACE, start from each individual, togetherness we can do IT.

    The purpose of religion is to make us a better human, and better place to live with others.

    There is no reasons why we should condemn each other for the differences and have non-stop religious war, to me, that is an act of DEVIL and barbarian.

    Each religious head and leaders are strongly encourage to follow the foot steps of this two great leaders!

  18. JP on Jun 16, 2012 at 3:38 am

    HH The Dalai Lama is such a great example to the world that being spiritual means to accept all faiths. I love the pic of His Holiness praying in front of Jesus’ portrait. The respect that His Holiness pays to Jesus shows the world his humility and how interfaith harmony should be.

    As Tsem Rinpoche always say, all religions are good, only the people are not good examples of their faiths.

  19. Andrew James Boon on Jun 15, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Truly remarkable article and pictures. If only there were such sincere tolerance and compassion in the world, we would be much a much happier planet in general.

    I especially love this picture (12th picture from the top). With the caption:

    Zu Besuch im Stephansdom am Pfingstsonntag | Visiting St. Stephen’s Cathedral at Pentecost sunday.
    Foto: Tibetzentrum / Tenzin Choejor

    It shows His Holiness genuine humility and reverence for people of different faiths. I am sure he has tea with Jesus too! 😉

    Less I digress… if we dissected the essence of all religions and accept the differences, the “message” is predominantly exactly the same! I do not think it is by coincidence that all religions do preach peach, harmony, unity, spiritual aspirations, love…

    Sure the methods vary but there is no one method that will suit every mind or level of thought and perception. After all, Buddha did mention 84,000 ways to enlightenment…

  20. Wan on Jun 15, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    This beautiful pictures say more than words.. i feel this is the real peace which all religions believe and practice.. Its also show the harmony is inside of all of us even we are different is race, culture, believe and religions.

  21. lanse on Jun 15, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    是什么阻碍了世界和平进程?纵观今日世界,国际间战乱频繁,政治局势动荡不安,种族仇恨增加,经济发展连带受限,百姓受苦……追根究底,原因在哪里?

    我不是分析家,说不出长篇大道理。但就个人浅见,国家之间的问题,不外乎是资源和领地之争;政治问题,也离不开谁居主权,谁占优势,谁获利更多;至于种族间,肤色、种姓、宗教、文化之分本身就是问题。

    再往深一层剖析,纷争的根源,其实就是你我之分。你和我是不同的个体,我们的肤色不同,拥有不同的宗教背景、来自不同的家庭,受不同的教育、拥有有不同的理想和追求……所以,我是对的,你是错的。

    若我无法向你证明我是对的,或你不认同我是对的,我们之间就会出现沟通障碍。若几经解释,你还无法认同我,我就只好将你排斥在外。若你不仅不认同我,还要将你的价值观强加在我身上,我就只好抗争到底。若你不认同我,而我却要强加我的价值观在你身上,我就只能动武,这包括思想上或行动上的暴力。

    为什么一定要别人来接受我们的价值观?为什么不能共存?为什么若不能张牙舞爪,就只能忍气吞声?为什么总是少了包容?为什么总是要存有分别心?

    看以上至尊达赖喇嘛会见天主教维也纳红衣主教的照片,不是十分美好吗?我想,世界和平的种子能不能萌芽成长,就要看我们每个人能不能像这些伟人一样,把分别心放下。

    “愿诸有情远离爱恶亲疏住平等舍”

  22. ECheah on Jun 15, 2012 at 1:55 am

    It’s so beautiful to see, especially the nose-peck and they held hands too, so sweet. All true religions spread love and peace. What benefit does it bring with hatred and fighting? Besides lost lives, wars just misuses billions of $ of taxpayers’ money that could have been spent on development and eradication of poverty for the people. What foolishness. How irresponsible.

  23. Judy Lam on Jun 14, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    SO SO BEAUTIFUL pictures of HHDL attending this mass. Watch how HHDL’s open display of affection for people and his deep respect for the religious leaders in the church. How I wish religion is like music, where it can break down boundaries, color & creed. We will all be together as one…I have a dream that in a multi-racial country like Malaysia, we or our children will one day be able to eat together, pray together, laugh together. Wouldn’t that be wonderful?

  24. deborah on Jun 14, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    All religion are good. people who do not practice it right are the ones who spoil it.
    This article is a great example of respect towards each other irrespective of religous believes, race or creed. Awesome!!
    I hope that people will grow in the example set by great spiritual leaders like these and what they advocate is sincere respect for everyone

  25. Julia Tan on Jun 14, 2012 at 12:41 am

    Feel great to see the 2 holy angels of peace met and share their thoughts together. I believe all religions created for the purpose of love, compassion, peace, tolerant and harmony. Different religion has their own set of teachings that suit different minds. No matter what religion you believe, may we all live together harmoniously on this planet.

  26. Bengkooi on Jun 13, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    I truly agree with Rinpoche’s statement about religious harmony. Back when I was younger and without preconceived notions about religion, I used to think that all religions are equal, and from the same source. I believed that all religions were meant to make you a better person, and if we all followed our individual religions from our hearts, we would do nothing but good, and we would all end up in the same place after our deaths. I firmly believed that all religions were different in terms of methods only, but the goals were the same.

    Now, I am more mature, and have found my place in Buddhism but unfortunately, i stilll see much religious disharmony and conflict, not only inter religions, but also within the same religion, due to differing beliefs. It is very saddening. Sometimes, I wonder if we will ever have world peace, because when people can commit crimes in the name of religion, what is left?

  27. AdelineTan on Jun 13, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Beautiful pictures very heartwarming and touching,all religions share the same practice i.e. love and compassion, peace and tolerant,we must respect each other’s beliefs in order to foster religious harmony.

  28. Phillis Chin on Jun 12, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    AwwwWwWwWwWw~~~~~~~~~~~ THIS IS SOOOOO HEART-WARMING & TOUCH~~~~~~~~ I’m honoured that can see all this ^^, ^^, Loves all the pictures ^^, That’s very true! That is the way it should be!! ^^,
    Thank You Jean Mei & Rinpoche for this priceless pictures.

  29. Adrian Chow on Jun 12, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    HH Dalai Lama is setting such a good example by attending the Mass to show us that in religion should not have unnecessary character. We should all be united as one and should have the freedom to choose in any platform or concept which we think is suitable for us in order to be a better person and ultimately we will all have a better world/ society to live in. We should all respect each other, even to animals.

  30. Lyn Phng on Jun 12, 2012 at 10:57 am

    Coming from a Catholic background, it is so joyful and touching to see HHDL attending mass and participating in the ceremonies. Even though I now practice Buddhism, my emotional and spiritual attachment with Catholism could never be completely be cut off because my own family are still staunch Catholics. But seeing these pictures of HHDL in church makes me realised that even though I am no longer a practicing Catholic, there is nothing wrong with me continuing to go to mass with my parents whenever I visit them. Respecting our individual religions and propagating harmony instead of conflict is the key to world peace.

  31. HelenaC on Jun 12, 2012 at 10:51 am

    Awwwwwwww this is wonderful, I truly believe in religious harmony because afterall is all about peace 🙂
    Love these pictures sooooooooo much! Very heart warming and touched.
    Thanks Rinpoche and Jean Mei for the sharing.

    Love,
    Helena

  32. Victor Phang on Jun 11, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Excellent practice!!! They were not modelling, not advertisement and not movie making. They were REAL and we are superb fortunate that all these beautiful actions happened in our life. We witnessed them with our own eyes. Bless..

    HH Dalai Lama is the greatest and humblest spiritual leader, see how respectful he is towards every religion. He bowed to other religious leaders. Amazing! His action is a very good example and I’m proud to be a Buddhist.

    Thank you Rinpoche and Jean Mei for sharing these wonderful photos.
    Take good care.
    With love,
    VP

  33. su an on Jun 7, 2012 at 1:03 am

    Very heartwarming news and photos! I believe that true practitioners of any religion will always respect and accept each other’s faith, and see eye to eye. When I speak to people of other faiths, they generally share the quite similar philosophies of life as what the Buddha taught. If everyone can be happy to pray at each other’s church or temple or other places of worship, wouldn’t that be so wonderful??

  34. Lucas Tan on Jun 5, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    I feel so happy and heartwarming to see peace and harmony between two different religion.But I also feel that all religion are the same,it teaches us love and compassion not creating war with others!:)

  35. Grace Leong on Jun 5, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    Such wonderful images of Love and great respect for ALL . There was another image I saw a few weeks ago of the Dalai Lama doing prayers with an Islamic group too ! I shared the image with a Muslim friend and she too rejoiced in it sincerely !! Very heart warming actions of great WISDOM !!

  36. Low ksjc on Jun 5, 2012 at 12:58 am

    The photo of HH Dalai Lama attending the Mass was very Inspirational.We do sincerely hope that in the near future ,what we see here will be a common practice amongst all leaders of nations and religious head.True practitioner of Dharma holds no Boundaries.

  37. Irene Lim on Jun 4, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Interfaith and harmony is truly wonderful and beautiful. It makes a peaceful world and a beautiful planet to live in.

  38. lewkwanleng on Jun 4, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Yes, all religious that spread love and compassionate will contributes to World Peace. There are just so many wars, and hatred between different groups, races, etc and I felt religions should do their parts in advocating world peace!

    I would really like to see more religious head to meet more often and discuss to have a plan to actually achieve world peace.

  39. Karen C. on Jun 4, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    I believe nations around the world that have nurtured religious liberty have witnesses its positive effects on society. Religion imparts good quality in our life for example harmony and stability. When people with different faith and conviction about the deepest matters of truth live together peacefully, world peace is definitely near.

    By looking at these beautiful pictures is already a blessing.

  40. David Lai on Jun 4, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    I love these warm and beautiful pictures of His Holiness the Dalai Lama with the Catholic priest! I was a practicing Catholic too before I transitioned to Buddhism. I loved being Catholic because of the icons, crucifixes, sculptures and paintings of the saints.

    I still love them and I don’t see myself as having converted to Buddhism but ‘evolved’ into it. I particularly love the picture of the Dalai Lama praying to a beautiful icon of the Jesus Christ with his flaming heart. Beautiful!

  41. DR on Jun 4, 2012 at 1:32 am

    These photos represent true practice of spirituality. Men who hide behind religion uses it as a tool for defence. Men who practice true religion are confident of who they are and are open to other faiths. What more is there to talk about interfaith challenges when the Ambassador of Catholicism and the Ambassador of Buddhism can embrace each other so openly?

  42. Sam on Jun 2, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    This really wonderfully beautiful. I love the pictures, these pictures showed so much peacefulness and love between religion. Thank you Jean Mei and Rinpoche for sharing this with us.
    World Peave “V”

  43. Albert on Jun 2, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    It is very nice to see 2 religious leader to meet each other in harmony, it is so warming…

    Religious teach us to be humble, to respect others belief, if anyone who say my religion is the best one, or the only correct one, that means he is headed wrong way,cos the true spiritual never teach us that “Im the best”

    You do not talk only, but you walk the talk, Dalai Lama is indeed showing that, he teaches us to be a good practitioner, but he himself shows first with action…

    I loves these pictures, because it really speaks a thousand words…

  44. KYC on Jun 2, 2012 at 12:59 am

    By praying together with many of the world’s top religious leaders, H.H. the Dalai Lama is spreading world peace and religious harmony. He is a great example to us to do the same. At our own level, we can also pray together with our friends from other religious backgrounds, at places of worship, at our place of work and during religious festivals and gatherings.

  45. Doris Tan on Jun 1, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    HHDL proves that one can show respect, humility and sincerity for a different religion. His Holiness and us are the same beings, if His Holiness can do this, why can’t we? We should not be giving ourselves excuses. All excuses are lame no matter how hard we try to make one. Peace is only near when we truly accept and love each other. Most of us don’t love or show love because of our pride, we think it is embarassing to show kindness, we want to show how great we are, how high of a status we are on when the fact is, all these will not last forever. We leave them behind when we die but compassion lingers and brings people together for a good cause. It’s really easy to understand, too easy but humans tend to complicate them on purpose, to hide, to avoid so that they can stay, still stay in their comfort zone.

  46. Carmen on Jun 1, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Its so nice to see religious harmony exuding from the pictures in this post.

    I remember from one of Rinpoche’s public teachings in the gompa, Rinpoche was talking about religious harmony. It really got me thinking why many people assume that their religion is better than another religion. What makes one person better than another if they have their faith in Christ, Buddha, Ganesha or Mother Mary? The faith is the same, the God, the Buddha is the same, what is different is people’s mentality and their actions, their view and their speech. It doesnt make you a better person if you believe in Buddha and you go around hurting people. Or if you are a Christian who is going around forcing others to convert their faith. Or a suicide bomber sacrificing yourself in the name of religion and at the same time taking away the lives of hundreds.

    Believing in the divine doesn’t make you a better person. What makes you a better person is how much you have helped others, how much you have brought joy to those around you, how much you change yourself to not burden those around you.

    Mother Theresa helped many. Reverend Cheng Yen is helping many. Both of different religious beliefs but their actions and work have benefitted thousands and thousands.

    Religion is not about who is better. To me, it is about you making the lives of others better than what it already is, in your capacity, through your faith and believe, with religion there to support you and bring peace to you along the way/your path. Religion is to foster and bring together peace, harmony, respect, freedom, happiness, relief and joy to others. It is to bring people together to make the world a better place. Not to be used to compare.

  47. wahying on Jun 1, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    在国际或国内层面上,宗教之间要对话,或许牵涉了千丝万缕。在个人层面上可以让这个变成容易。不了解的我们不要存偏见,不随意批评。对他人宗教的尊重,先从对一个人的选择和权利的基本尊重与包容开始。

    我们不是什么宗教领袖,不过却可以从家里开始,尊重你的家人的选择;也尊重同事朋友的选择。尊重与包容有时候不必来自全面和百分百的了解。

  48. Uncle Eddie on Jun 1, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Religion can be used to create peace and inter-religious harmony amongst all beings in this planet. A good example is this auspicious visit of His Holiness The Dalai Lama, to St. Stephen’s Catheral on the 27th May,2012. Having a variety of religion in the country is useful, when we can practice religion to develope our inner peace of mind, which will ultimately lead to outer peace development. The goal of all religion for everyone should be aimed at creating a ‘haven of peace on earth’ for all mankind, through tolerance, kindness, understanding, love, peace and compassion. By this visit and a few others, The Dalai Lama obviously has shown himself a great respecter and appreciator of all religions – an excellent way to built up international interfaith relationship for peace and benefit to all Mankind.

  49. tenzin llhamo on Jun 1, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    When I saw the pictures, it made me feel the humility, love and compassion that HHDL showed to everyone around Him. It was really heartwarming to see Him together with the Cardinal. Yes, when all of us come together we are all the same inside. If only everyone else at war see it the same way.

  50. Datuk May on Jun 1, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Interfaith is such a powerful word for tolerance, understanding and education creating harmony and peace. As Rinpoche said there is NO RELIGION that is bad and humble learning and practising of all Dharma only creates the best of who you can be.

    This post reinforces Rinpoche’s belief in the goodness of religious spirituality and development of our virtuous minds and the real reason for Kechara World Peace Center the ultimate goal for our organisation.

    Let KWPC happen.

  51. william on Jun 1, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    Religious harmony is very important to have peace in the world where people have the freedom to choose their own religious practice and are free to practice in wherever they like. The Dalai Lama is here shown to the world of his openness to Catholicism and we should respect all religion. This is because all religion teaches to be good people and all the good values. No one religion is above another. THe Dalai Lama is an example of religious harmony and peace!

  52. Bryan on Jun 1, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    wonderful pictures, thanks for sharing. When we are seeking for religion practices, the main reason supposed for everyone of us to be more happy and less unhappy. The first thing we need to do is to accept, and respect differences between everyone.

    When we offer our prayer in temple, church, mosque or etc, we seeking for peace mind, happiness, but once we step out from these holy places, we hate people who are not “same” with us. We just accept what we believe and whoever didn’t believe the same way we believe is wrong ?

    The purpose of religions is a training for people to be more kind, more caring, more real with each other. If Jesus Christ, Lord Buddha teach us to be harmony, loving kindness, generosity, forgiveness, and etc with others, so why created trouble or disagreement between different religions ?

    It’s very nice to see both leaders of two major religions really show us what should we act towards others.

  53. Wendy Loh on Jun 1, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    If we take away 3 things from all religions, we will see that their essence is the same. What 3 things? a) Language b) Culture c) Character
    And most of the time, people create misunderstandings over these 3 factors and miss out on the core teachings, which is love. We fight over interpretation of words, changes in cultural beliefs and why we call a spade, spade, and not a spoon.

    Eventually, I hope, when we realize that we are arguing and killing over labels, we will truly understand and accept that there is really only ONE faith. In this One Faith, all religions unite and at the same time this One Faith also signifies the path we choose for our spiritual enlightenment, be it Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism or Judaism. _/\_

  54. James Long on Jun 1, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    宗教本无分疆界,是我们人心将他们划分了。大家都寻求和平,快乐,关爱,大家都不要痛苦。

    看见人们以宗教来分离友人亲人,认为他们是不善的。每一个人都有佛性,都有神性,不能因为他们还未展现或发掘出来就抹杀了他们向善的特质。

    两个不同的宗教领袖会面交流,真真确确证实了,爱是不分你我的。

  55. sarahyap on Jun 1, 2012 at 11:08 am

    Wonderful pictures! These are two leaders that show the world that ‘It is okay to be you, and it is okay for me to be me’. When acceptance is there, we’re already one step closer to world peace.

    I once read a question about religion… the person asked “What would happen if Buddha and Jesus met?”
    Just looking at this picture… I think we all know the answer =)

  56. Veron Tung on Jun 1, 2012 at 8:13 am

    A picture speaks a thousand words. Thank you Jean Mei for sharing all these speechless photos. It’s beautiful. Not just in the sense of the quality or composition or lighting of the photos shown, but i just feel that PEACE & FREEDOM from different religion is just too wonderful! halleluyah~Amitabha~~~~ *heartwarm-ing*

  57. Yoke Fui on Jun 1, 2012 at 7:07 am

    Thank you Blog Team for sharing these beautiful pictures.

    Seeing these images do give me a temporary ray of hope that world peace is possible if people of the different beliefs truly practice what is taught in their faiths.

  58. sweekeong on Jun 1, 2012 at 2:21 am

    H.H Dalai Lama is a great man who show compassion towards others by examples. Every action and gesture has meaning which my small mind cannot fathom.

  59. Vincent Cheng on Jun 1, 2012 at 2:17 am

    If religion leaders can show respect and love towards all the other religion, is there any excuse we, normal people or clowns not to show respect and love to the other religions?

    Why humiliate and step on others and create enemies everywhere instead of have peace and friends everywhere?

    These are beautiful examples of what religion leads to, peace and harmony.

  60. nicholas on May 31, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Wow, this is so beautiful. I feel so heartwarming and it just shows the harmonious of interfaith.

    HH Dalai Lama has shown the greatness of humility. The action of HH reflects the great teaching of Buddhism so to Cardinal Schonborn. This wonderful moment really inspiring and also shown the respect of each other religious and a true practitioner does not comment the different of each other but looking towards the common qualities that can be shared.

  61. Wei Theng on May 31, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    I experience peace, harmony and love when I see these pictures. HHDL is a great example for all of us to follow. There is no boundaries within religions.

  62. Han on May 31, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    宗教无疆界,每一张相片代表和谐与信仰的尊重。
    在修行路上,我们凡人要持有的不就是慈悲,容忍,对彼此文化宗教尊重的精神!
    谢谢仁波切的这番教诲!

  63. patsy on May 31, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    It’s so heartwarming to see two great people of different faith having so much respect for each other. I love the photo of HH Dalai Lama and the Cardinal Schönborn holding hands and walking together to St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna. If everyone can practice religious tolerance and respecting each others religion, the world would be a better place to live.

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for showing us the true meaning of spirituality.

  64. David Loh on May 31, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    History has shown that Buddhism is always very peaceful and tolerant. His Holiness The Dalai Lama is the most spiritually influential and respected leader of this planet and yet so humble in his ways.

    Who says people of other religion and denomination can’t live in harmony? These beautiful pictures speaks for itself. Great men and leaders knows equanimity better than most.

    • Gim Lee on Jun 2, 2012 at 1:10 am

      Well-said David Loh.

      If only all the religious leaders have the same harmonious examples to show…

      Political leaders too should follow the peaceful approach of HH Dalai Lama and the Cardinal Schönborn; the world will be a much better place to live.. minus the hatred and unnecessary negative actions.

  65. Adrian Cho on May 31, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    This is so wonderful picture of H.H Dalai Lama..
    It is so inspiring me and I can feel the heartwarming from H.H Dalai Lama…
    This show us that no matter what’s religion, it is also the same for us to be a better person and no religion is wrong.
    Really fully respect H.H Dalai Lama, that show us the compassion and kindness….
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing all this pictures…

  66. Lim Han Nee on May 31, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    It is heartwarming to see such harmony between leaders of different faiths.The Dalai Lama truly exemplifies what he ‘preaches’ and that is Love and Compassion. Here he shows how Buddhism signifies universal love,love of all regardless of race or creed. This is what the fourth Immeasurable is all about:May all sentient beings abide in Equanimity, free of bias,attachment and anger.

  67. Pastor Yek Yee on May 31, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    宗教之間,並沒有分離;雖然信仰不一樣,但卻不會造成沖突。這種和諧會形成,只要我們每人都有最基本的尊重心。其實,各宗教的理義的並沒有隔離人們,只有人們自己的心或偏執的觀念,造成不和諧的情況發生。

    看了詹仁波切在博客分享的這篇帖文,就可以知道各宗教頂尖大師們並沒有分別心,反而是凡夫俗子的我們,卻有分別心;因此分別心制造了不該有的平和!所以我們要時時學習互相尊重彼此和每個人的信仰。

  68. Thierry on May 31, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    Wunderbar!
    Thank you so much for these pictures (and what beautiful pictures).

    I believe that in the true spirit of religion we should recognize that all religion lead towards the same direction.
    Sometimes, we get into the confusion of taking the method for the goal and make bias judgments on this basis.

    When I go to the gym, I can use the bike, I can join the steps class, I can run or I can row, but the result is the same: I get fitter.
    I could even do that out of the gym, I can do that in many ways.
    There are many methods to get fitter.

    There also are many methods to progress on our spiritual journey.
    Methods are not the end, methods are methods.

  69. Calvin Kam on May 31, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    The history let us know look down on other religions will brought harm and wars. It let us know respecting to other religions and harmony is important. Harmony lead us to world peace.

  70. valentina Suhendra on May 31, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    This is how it suppose to be. Very beautiful!

    • Li Kim on Jun 16, 2012 at 4:57 pm

      Valentina,
      You said is nice and short. Religion IS to be like this and not fueled by differences and separation. This event to me is symbolic of what we all want- World Peace. It is truly an amazing sight to see both the HHDL and Kardinal both in their respective robes being together. A truly peaceful and harmonious experience.

  71. jennifer on May 31, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche and Jean Mei for sharing such beautiful photos of HH Dalai Lama visiting St Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna. It brought tears of joy to me when i looked at every photo.One can feel the respect,sincerity and humility that HH and Cardinal Schonborn have for each other and their deepest respect for each other’s belief and religion.If only there are no labels placed onto any religions,where one practices spirituality from the heart ,what a wonderful world this can be !

  72. John Woo on May 31, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    It’s so inspiring to watch HH Dalai Lama during these gatherings. The humility and respect that HH displayed is beyond words. So touching and heart-warming. If we, could even practice a fraction of what HH has, the world will be much safer place to live in.

  73. henry ooi on May 31, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Such deep and sincere humility by HHDL exhibits the true teaching of dharma. If only everyone can practice humiliation then the world would be a much better place to live in. No wars, no colonization, no famine and hunger, no hatred. But only peace, freedom, bountiful sustenance, love. If only.

  74. Jasline Tay on May 31, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    It’s so heartwarming.

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  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Mar 30. 2020 02:26 PM
    The Yant tattoos have developed over the centuries under the influence of several different religious.They have their reasons to do it as it represents vows and commitments, blessings, kindness and love. It is a spiritual method to help someone become a better person.
    From this article we can see most people are seeking for mundane help which is quite common but what most important is how one would be able to transform their mind for better and ultimately achieve liberation from suffering.Thank you very much for this interesting article and video for exploring another type of unique spiritual tradition.

    https://bit.ly/3dH8JlA
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Mar 29. 2020 01:26 PM
    Beautiful thangka of Mahasiddha Naropa and Niguma, the Lady of Illusion paints a thousand words. In this painting the great Tantric mahasiddha Naropa sits gazing up,together with Niguma a dakini and was one of the influential yoginis and Vajrayana teachers. Niguma is one of the two female founders of the Shangpa Kagyu school of Vajrayana Buddhism. A beautiful thangka depicted with the powerful dharma protector Dorje Shugden will be wonderful to have.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/mahasiddha-naropa-and-niguma-the-lady-of-illusion
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Mar 29. 2020 01:25 PM
    Janguli is a Buddhist goddess who protects from snakes and poisons, worshiped in the ancient past. By nature Janguli is actually Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion who will protects us against snakes but actually dissolving our anger. Our anger is the root cause for destruction of merits and causes us to stay in samsara longer. A beautiful thangka depicted with Dorje Shugden the Buddha of Wisdom, Manjushri will definitely wonderful to have in our home protecting us and helping us to clear obstacles in our spiritual path.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/janguli-the-ancient-snake-goddess
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Mar 29. 2020 01:23 PM
    The practice of Vajrayogini is especially popular in the Highest Yoga Tantra of the Kagyu, Sakya and Gelug schools. Her Tantra promises rebirth in her pure land known as Kechara Paradise. When Vajrayogini is portrayed in this appearance with the left hand raised and the two feet firmly planted she is commonly referred to as the Naro Khachodma. Red in colour with one face, three eyes and two hands the left holds aloft a white skullcup. As depicted with Dorje Shugden forms a beautiful and powerful thangka.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/homage-to-the-powerful-kechari
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Mar 27. 2020 09:15 PM
    We are so blessed hearing a sacred, holy recording of the two holy tutors of the Dalai Lama performing a Dorje Shugden kangsol (puja). Great masters HH Kyabje Ling Rinpoche and HH Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche chanting the powerful puja to Dorje Shugden. Both of them were the tutors of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. This is definitely has proven that HH Kyabje Ling Rinpoche had a close connection with Dorje Shugden. HH Kyabje Ling Rinpoche has even composed a combined prayer offering to propitiate the blessings of this enlightened Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden, which no one can denied. Both Kyabje Ling Rinpoche , Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and many Highly attained lamas of Tibet did propitiate Dorje Shugden lamas of Tibet. That’s the truth which cannot be hidden. But HH Dalai Lama insists that Ling Rinpoche, his own tutor, never relied on Dorje Shugden at all. Interesting read, may more people know the truth and understand better of the Dorje Shugden controversy.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Khong Jean Ai for this wonderful sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/kyabje-ling-rinpoche-does-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Mar 27. 2020 09:08 PM
    Tsunami Memorial in Sri Lanka is a monument remembering the 35,000 people who lost their lives just in Sri Lanka during the 2004 tsunami. In loving memory of the 40,000 people who died in the tsunami and the thousands largest single rail disaster in world history. The powerful Sri Lanka tsunami-rail disaster occurred when a crowded passenger train was destroyed on a coastal railway in Sri Lanka by a tsunami. Built by Japanese Buddhist community to commemorate this tragedy, Sri Lanka has erected a Buddha Statue dedicated to everyone who lost their lives, as well as the people who survived. A beautiful place of sad memory . Having this Buddha statue built there will definitely plant the seeds of enlightenment for who visited this place and seeing is a blessing.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this beautiful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/touching-and-beautiful-tsunami-memorial-in-sri-lanka
  • sarassitham
    Thursday, Mar 26. 2020 11:01 PM
    Thank you for the sharing the Buddhist Tsunami Memorial in Sri Lanka. Very touching article, heart breaking to read and to see pictures of the Tsunami tragedy. It was Sri Lanka’s worst and biggest natural disaster in recorded history. Many people were killed and thousands lost their home and family.

    As we know horrify incident always remarks many unpleasant feelings and memories.
    Despite the widespread wreckage and the unfathomable lives claimed, there remains a sense of optimism in the country.

    Appreciation the people involved to build a Buddha statue to purify the mind, builds up the serenity within ones and motivates to overcome the negative emotions of fear, hence uplifting the mind and focusing the attention on the reality of the materialistic world. May Buddha bless and calm all those that passed away from the tsunami.
  • S.Prathap
    Thursday, Mar 26. 2020 02:13 PM
    Dorje Shugden is a protector that is karmically very close to us which enables him to help us with such effectiveness and speed. There are many similar testimonies which prove to us that this protector is very beneficial for us.
    Due to the power of Dorje Shugden , miracles happened and she is well after many offerings such as incense, light and pujas following Rinpoche’s advice.Thank you for this amazing miracle story of Dorje Shugden.


    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/a-dorje-shugden-miracle
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Mar 26. 2020 01:46 PM
    Venerable Geshe Sopa-lah a learned-monk spoke from his heart feelings and thoughts about what happening around the Dorje Shugden controversy and Dalai Lama as well. Those years back in India Geshe-lah did helped in the many buildings in Gaden Shartse Monastery where our Lama helped in the funds. He paints the truth of his experience sharing what he knew and gave a few points of advice. A friend of our lama for over 20 years, Venerable Geshe Lobsang Sopa-lah visited Kechara Forest Retreat, Malaysia in 2016. Geshe Sopa-lah has been actively involved in the campaign against the Dorje Shugden ban since 1996. He is in fact blacklisted, ostracised and persecuted, family tides cut as he bravely spoke about ban and even attended the protests. Sadly all of his family have since cut communications with him. Geshe Lobsang Sopa-lah now lives in Vermont, USA ,serving HH Kyabje Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/learned-monk-geshe-sopa-lah-really-shares-his-experiences.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Mar 26. 2020 01:45 PM
    Ooh dear could not imagine a well known man …James Jameson heir to the whiskey empire did such a cruel act. Well he might have his reason to do but I am sure the horrific incident will haunt him foe life. He was the grandson of the man whose signature appears on the whiskey bottles. Heartfelt reading what he did, bought an 11-year-old girl for the price of six handkerchiefs and gave her to a local chief where cannibalism existed at that time in Africa. He witnessed the most horribly sickening sight of the girl being dismembered piece by pieces , cooked and eaten without a particle remained, while he sketched the whole process. This is the most horrific, shocking story I came across.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sad sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/james-jameson-disturbing.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Mar 26. 2020 01:44 PM
    Everyone of us have the freedom of thought, conscience and religion. In this modern time I would not imagine such incident of religious liberty exist. In a school of Louisiana, USA, a teacher spoke against a Asian student CC of his religious beliefs in a number of ways. CC was berated, harassed by teachers, administrators and even to that extend of receiving calls to his house. CC ‘s parents could not tolerate anymore and decided to file a lawsuit and won the case. Religious freedom, should be allow to all. Freedom of religion requires not only freeing religion from undue government regulation and interference from any one.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/so-much-ignorance.html
  • sarassitham
    Wednesday, Mar 25. 2020 10:57 PM
    Surprise to know our colon contain of poison due to unbalance diet of food intake. It really true, our body is often conceded toxins as a result of an unhealthy food consumed. However i think it is best to keep a food journal correctly to maintain and track our food intake.

    It is really important to eliminate waste from your body every day to maintain a good lifestyle and stay healthy. Hoping to keep the simple ingredients in mind and help many to keep their colon healthy.

    Thank you very much for the article sharing a great fact that we need to take it
    seriously to save life.
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Mar 25. 2020 04:09 PM
    A very good choice to place a Buddha statue there to bless the beings that are around that area. Many people had lost their lives during the tsunami in 2004 and I believe that area will be full of the spirits of the people that lost their lives during disaster.
    It good that Sri Lanka has since built and dedicated a Buddha statue for the deceased and to plant the seeds of enlightenment for all who visit and see it. Thank you for sharing nice article with us.


    https://bit.ly/2UC2g2K
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Mar 25. 2020 03:45 PM
    Winston Churchill was a British politician, military officer and writer who did twice served as the prime minister of Great Britain. Churchill did helped to lead a successful Allied strategy with the U.S. and Soviet Union during World War II. I did not know of his dark side till this post. Winston Churchill was in fact a clear racist and a stubborn imperialist. To many historians Churchill was seen as at the most brutal and brutish end of the British imperialist spectrum. Churchill’s imperialism was motivated only by an altruistic desire to elevate the putatively lower races. Winston thinks only of the colour of their skin. He hate Indians recording to him they are a beastly people with a beastly religion. These are another side to Churchill’s politics and career that should not be forgotten amid the endless parade of eulogies.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting sharing of this great statesman with a darker side behind.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/not-his-finest-hour-the-dark-side-of-winston-churchill.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Mar 25. 2020 03:44 PM
    Thank you H.E. Gyara Rinpoche for spreading the Dorje Shugden practices to many thousands Tibetans in Tibet . H.E. Gyara Rinpoche an erudite scholar recently gave Dorje Shugden’s life entrustment initiation to thousands of monks and lay people in Yangting Dechen Ling Monastery. The Tibetan Leadership (CTA) has claimed that Dorje Shugden practice is a minor practice on many occasions. This is not true at all, looking at the pictures tells all. Thousands of Tibetans gathers at Yangting Dechen Ling Monastery, listening to Gyara Rinpoche’s teachings as well as the Guhyasamaja initiation clearly has proven it. He also gave commentary on Dorje Shugden’s qualities, history to strengthen the people’s faith in Dorje Shugden and explaining about the controversy.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great news and may more people have knowledge and understanding of Dorje Shugden . May the ban on it be lifted soon.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/gyara-rinpoche-gives-dorje-shugden-sogtae.html

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

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

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
10 months ago
My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
10 months ago
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
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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
10 months ago
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
11 months ago
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
11 months ago
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
11 months ago
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
11 months ago
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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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
11 months ago
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
11 months ago
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
11 months ago
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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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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Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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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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