Historic Tsunmo Tsel Monastery with the body of Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen

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Tsunmo Tsel Monastery is located in Tsunmo Tsel village, an area that has a deep connection to some of Tibet’s most important historical figures. The area is in the Dagze (སྟག་རྩེ་ཆུས།) district of Lhasa in Tibet. Tsunmo in Tibetan means ‘princess’ while Tsel means ‘find’. So in Tibetan, Tsunmo Tsel means the place the princess found. The Tang dynasty Princess Wencheng visited this special place in the 7th century. Captivated by its beauty, she built an estate there, which eventually became the residence where she and the Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo spent their summers. The estate has since been destroyed. Tsunmo Tsel Monastery, founded by Duldzin Drakpa Gyatsen in 1420, is located behind the place where Princess Wencheng’s residence once stood.

 

Princess Wencheng: The Princess Who Brought Jowo Rinpoche to Tibet

Statue of Princess Wencheng in the Potala Palace

Statue of Princess Wencheng in the Potala Palace (click to enlarge)

Princess Wencheng (文成公主), or known in Tibetan as Mung-chang Kungco, was a member of the royal clan of the Chinese Tang dynasty. She was granted by Emperor Taizong of Tang to King Songtsen Gampo (b. 617 – d. 650) of Tibet for marriage under the “marriage alliances” (和亲) arrangement. This arrangement was part of a diplomatic deal the Chinese Empire worked out called the “tribute system”, which was established to prevent other empires or countries from attacking China. Princess Wencheng is popularly known in Tibet as Gyasa, or “Chinese wife”.

She brought with her a large retinue of officials, scholars, and craftsmen, in addition to a large amount of Tang products such as silk, porcelain, fine furniture, musical instruments, jewellery and texts. She also brought an image of the Buddha, Jowo Rinpoche, that is still enshrined today in the main hall of Jokhang Monastery, the spiritual centre of Tibet and focal point for all Tibetan Buddhist pilgrims.

Together with King Songtsen Gampo’s Nepalese wife, Princess Bhrikuti, they were credited for introducing Buddhism to Tibet. Tibetan folk legends view King Songtsen Gampo as the reincarnation of the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, the patron and protector of Tibet, while Princess Wencheng was considered an emanation of White Tara, the consort of Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara. Princess Bhrikuti Devi was considered the emanation of Green Tara.

Statues of King Songtsen Gampo with his two wives, Princess Wencheng (right) and Princess Bhrikuti (left)

Statues of King Songtsen Gampo with his two wives, Princess Wencheng (right) and Princess Bhrikuti (left)

Princess Wencheng was said to have influenced King Songtsen Gampo’s decision to stop the custom of face tattooing and painting among aristocrats, along with wearing clothes made of felt and skins. She was also credited with introducing new agricultural methods and skills, such as metallurgy, weaving, construction and more. As a result of the marriage, Chinese scholars and texts were brought into Tibet, children of Tibetan aristocrats and students were sent to China for education. Later, King Songtsen Gampo also requested China for silkworms’ eggs, wine presses, and workmen to make paper and ink. The diplomatic marriage brought peace to Tang China for about two decades, as well as cultural exchanges between Tang China and Tibet.

Her story was recorded in “Gyelrab Selwe Melong” and later became a popular play of the Tibetan folk opera. It has now evolved into a multimillion-dollar opera that plays most nights for tourists in the Tibetan capital Lhasa, choreographed by the famous Chinese film director Zhang Yimou, who also directed the Beijing Olympics’ opening and closing ceremonies.

 

Thonmi Sambhota: The Scholar Who Invented Tibetan Alphabet & Script

Thonmi Sambhota

Thonmi Sambhota

Tsunmo Tsel Monastery is also significant in the history of the Tibetan language as the monastery has been the guardian of a very important stone stele. Thonmi Sambhota (b. 619 – d. unknown), the inventor of Tibetan script, offered the first Tibetan inscription text to King Songtsen Gampo after his invention. This stone stele of the inscription is still available in the monastery today for visitors to view.

The first Tibetan inscription text offered by Thonmi Sambhota to King Songtsen Gampo, which is still preserved in the monastery (click to enlarge)

The first Tibetan inscription text offered by Thonmi Sambhota to King Songtsen Gampo, which is still preserved in the monastery (click to enlarge)

King Songtsen Gampo had sent a group of Tibetans to India to learn the Indian writing systems in order to invent Tibetan script. The only person who was successful was Thonmi Sambhota. The earliest sources about the invention of Tibetan script are the treasured texts known as “The Pillar Testament” and the clan history called “Testament of Ba”. It is stated in the “Old Tibetan Chronicle”:

“Previously there had been no writing in Tibet but during the time of this tsenpo—from the reign of Tsenpo Tri Songtsen—the entire good basis of Tibet’s customs was created: Tibet’s great legal and governmental system, the [system of] ministerial rank, the division of ranks into greater and lesser, the rewards for the good, the punishments for the wicked and deceitful, the equal division of fields and pasturelands into tülka, dorka and lung, and the equal division of elds and pasturelands into bre, pül, srang and so on. All men felt a great gratitude for his kindness and in return, they called him Songtsen the Profound (Songtsen Gampo).”

Source: A New Look at the Tibetan Invention of Writing
Old Tibetan Documents Monograph Series, Vol.III, 2011
https://www.academia.edu/2039996/A_New_Look_at_the_Tibetan_Invention_
of_Writing

After Thonmi Sambhota formulated the Tibetan alphabet, it was taught to King Songtsen Gampo and some members of the royal household. Buddhist texts, including those that were kept in the palace such as the “Secret Potency”, were translated into Tibetan. The King himself went into a retreat of 4 years to learn to read and write Tibetan. After coming out of his retreat, the King wrote down ten laws for his subjects of the Tibetan empire.

 

Duldzin Drakpa Gyeltsen: The Vinaya Holder

Duldzin Drakpa Gyeltsen, one of Lama Tsongkhapa’s heart disciples

Duldzin Drakpa Gyeltsen, one of Lama Tsongkhapa’s heart disciples (click to enlarge)

The founder of Tsunmo Tsel Monastery, Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen (b. 1374 – d. 1434), was an important figure in the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism. Dulwa Dzinpa Drakpa Gyaltsen (1374–1434) was one of the eight main disciples of Lama Tsongkhapa, and was a role model for his practice of guru devotion in serving his lama all his life. Famous for his strict upholding of the monastic codes and for his mastery in writing on the Vinaya, he was given the title “Vinaya Holder”, or in Tibetan, “Dulwa Zinpa”, which was then shortened to Duldzin.

In order to preserve and propagate the teachings of his teacher that were highly sought after from all over Tibet, Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen built the first ever Gelug monastery, Gaden Monastery in Lhasa. When Lama Tsongkhapa entered parinirvana, Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen was requested to ascend the throne as the first Gaden Tripa, Throneholder of the Gelug. Duldzin humbly declined the offer, choosing to dedicate the rest of his life to uphold the precious teachings of his Guru instead. Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen stayed in Tsunmo Tsel Monastery until he entered into clear light, leaving behind a legacy of many great disciples, the monasteries he built, as well as his extensive written works in Tantra. His disciples included all of the most important Gelug lamas of his day, such as Jamyang Choje Tashi Pelden (1379-1449), the founder of Drepung Monastery.

Gaden Monastery in Lhasa, Tibet

Gaden Monastery in Lhasa, Tibet

When the 14th Dalai Lama’s tutor, Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang visited the monastery in 1928, he described his experience in his autobiography as below:

I spent one night at Tsunmo Tsal Monastery, where Dokhang House had made arrangements for my stay. There I made offerings before the stupa containing the holy body of Dulzin Drakpa Gyaltsen. Not only had it been long known that the body of Dulzin Rinpoché was at Tsunmo Tsal Monastery, but it was reputed that at some point in time, when the temple housing the stupa required renovation and the monastery invited the predecessor of the current Gyalsé Tulku of Lhopa House at Ganden and Geshé Chödrak of Dokhang House to perform the construction ritual, after the stupa was dismantled, the entire body was found in excellent condition in a box inside the vase structure of the stupa. Quite a lot of hair had grown on its head; the body had remained in an upright position, wrapped in two sets of monastic robes—an old and a new set—and an old wooden monk’s teacup filled with dried fruit still sat in his lap. The fragrant scent of pure moral discipline permeated the entire place. I had heard of this previously while at Ganden from Geshé Chödrak himself.

Source: Page 120, The Magical Play of Illusion: The Autobiography of Trijang Rinpoche

According to the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism, this story shows how highly attained Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen must have been for his body to have remained in such condition. This phenomenon is related to “Tukdam”, a meditative state that great practitioners of Buddhism enter into when they pass away from this life, in order to take a controlled rebirth. During this meditative state, the physical body does not decay or deteriorate, and the person does not emit any unpleasant smell. This is because the mind, or the consciousness of the person, is still in a deep meditative state within the body. Amazingly, the body is not affected by temperature, weather conditions, or the external environment. There are many cases of great masters of the past and present entering this high state of meditation, and the miracle of their bodies not decaying is an external sign of their practice of controlled rebirth.

 

The Buildings

The stupa containing the body of Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen (click to enlarge)

The stupa containing the body of Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen (click to enlarge)

One of the prayer halls (click to enlarge)

One of the prayer halls
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The main building of the monastery is two storeys. There are 3 prayer halls on the ground floor and two prayer halls on the first floor. The central hall is where Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen’s stupa is housed.

 

How to Get There

Location of Tsunmo Tsel Monastery in Lhasa (click to enlarge)

Location of Tsunmo Tsel Monastery in Lhasa (click to enlarge)

Tsunmo Tsel is 56 kilometres (31 miles) away from Lhasa city. By travelling on the Sichuan-Tibet Highway section of the China National Highway 318, you can reach Tsunmo Tsel Village in 40 minutes from Dagze district by car.

There are two buses travelling along the 35 kilometres (21 miles) Dagze-Tsunmo Tsel passenger line, departing to Tsunmo Tsel from Dagze district twice daily.

 

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  1. Stella Cheang on Jun 6, 2019 at 12:07 pm

    Tsunmo Tsel Monastery stands sui generis on the outskirt of Lhasa while the lone tree in the courtyard seems to have bore witness to the history that came and gone. But do not be fooled by the humble setting of the monastery, as it houses the body remain of Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen in a golden stupa in the central prayer hall. Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen, the Vinaya Holder, was an important figure in the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism. As practitioners, we are fortunate that his body remains and stupa had been preserved for us to pay homage too. Thank you for this sharing.

  2. Pastor Albert on Apr 22, 2019 at 3:22 pm

    Since child, I have heard about the name Pricess Wencheng, and know there are stage performance about Princess Wencheng, but because of the technology that time, I didn’t managed to read more about her, and eventually forgotten about this legendary person. Until today when I read about this article, I was very excited to read again the name I have heard about it long time ago.

    Although Princess Wencheng is a female and female is always considered lower status compared to man in the olden days, but just like Magadha Sangmo (read more from: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/magadha-sangmo.html), Princess Wencheng had brought Buddhism into Tibet and it spread massively during 8th century under the ruling of King Trisong Detsen, until today, Tibet is still considered as the spiritual country as there are many holy places inside Tibet. It is interesting to read about Princess Bhrikuti as well, it was also known as Bhrikuti and Wencheng are said to have worked together to establish temples and Buddhism in Tibet.. I have no doubt if you said Princess Wencheng is the emanation of White Tara and Princess Bhrikuti is the emanation of Green Tara, it is because of them, Buddhism can be so widely spread in Tibet and to the whole world today.

  3. Tsa Tsa Ong on Apr 4, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    I enjoyed reading this interesting article very much. It’s amazing to know that Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen’s body still remained in excellent condition according to Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang after his passing so many years ago. Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen was a highly attained lama who has uphold the precious teachings of his Guru .It is proven for his strong Guru devotion and dharma practice. Thank you Rinpoche and blog team for this very interesting article.🙏😍🌈

  4. Samfoonheei on Apr 4, 2019 at 1:07 pm

    Amazing facts about Tsunmo Tsel Monastery. It was founded by Duldzin Drakpa Gyatsen,as a summer residence for Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo and Princess Wencheng. Tsunmo Tsel Monastery is well known in the history of the Tibetan language as the monastery has been the guardian of a very important stone stele. Princess Wencheng played an important role introducing Buddhism to Tibet and introducing new agricultural methods and skills. Interesting read of the legends and history of this monastery. Glad to know that the miracle body of Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen is still intact not decaying found in the Stupa at the monastery. Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen was a highly attained lama who has uphold the precious teachings of his Guru .Its has proven the importance of Guru devotion.
    Wow….Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang visited this monastery too. I do hope I could visit and see for myself the beautiful Holy stupa containing the body of Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen at the monastery during my coming trip.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

  5. Julia Tan on Apr 3, 2019 at 11:08 pm

    I am amazed to know that Lord Duldzin’s body still remained in excellent condition according to Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang, in his biography, after Lord Duldzin had passed on for 600 years. His body never decay, has proved to us, He was truly a highly highly attained lama at that time. For someone to achieve that stage of mind, i am sure He had attained Bodhicitta. What’s most amazing was His body has the fragrant scent after sitting in the stupa for 600 years. For what He had done in His life, His pure guru devotion, upholding his vinaya vows purely, He collected vast merits. Hence this is not something mystery or just a legend or folklore that people talked about. It’s real. We can achieve that stage of mind if we practice like Lord Duldzin.

    Practicing guru devotion is very important. It’s a practice that covered all dharma practice. It’s not for our Guru. Our Guru gets nothing from us, but for our own mind transformation. Our Guru is the one who gives us teachings that can release our sufferings, he care, love and skilfully train us everyday, so that we can one day liberate ourselves, cut off the attachments in samsara. Not only that He protects us and our family from danger and death, even after death. Overall, our Guru prepares us for buddhahood. if we cannot treat our Guru well with love, care, respect, and even scarify ourselves to transform, who else? Our Guru has taken the burden for our spiritual path which is not only for now, but for many lives to come.

    May I never separated from my Guru in this life and all future life.

  6. Chris on Mar 31, 2019 at 2:44 am

    Thank you, Rinpoche and the blog team for sharing about this amazing monastery in Lhasa. What stood out for me in this blog post is the Dulzin Drakpa Gyeltsen stupa that is in the monastery and Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche’s quote from his biography.

    It is said that Dulzin Drakpa Gyeltsen’s body remained in perfect condition after his passing so many years ago. This is a testimony and also proof of the effectiveness of Dharma. It was also said that there are sweet fragrant that came out from the Stupa. This is the direct outcome of practicing Vinaya and never transgress it.

    From here we can see that Dulzin Drakpa Gyeltsen is a highly attained monk who is believed to have the same attainments with Lama Tsongkhapa. He is one of Dorje Shugden previous incarnation. It is not possible for the mind to degenerate when they pass away and become evil. It is just not possible.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Feb 27. 2020 03:50 PM
    In general jealousy seems to be bad for any relationships. It’s a feeling of resentment against someone, feeling of insecurity and conflict. It’s human nature. It’s natural to feel jealous from time to time. Well it becomes problematic when we act out in jealousy. Everything happen for a reason, some people have been doing well , wealthy and some do not , all these are our past karma. We should not feel jealous but rejoice for them. We should try self-confidence letting go the situation. Jealousy can be harmful as it will hijack our mind, ruin our relationships, destroy our family, and some extreme cases such stealing or killing as well . At times jealousy becomes lethal, as do domestic fights, and ends up killing others or themselves.
    To avoid jealousy we should accept and begin to appreciate who and what we are. Always rejoice to others and take them as an inspiration example. We should think less about ourselves, and more about others. Learning Dharma , practicing Dharma and putting into action , our jealousy will disappear. It’s the best choice.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/question-on-jealousy.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Feb 27. 2020 03:48 PM
    What a wonderful way going on a holy pilgrimage, and serving a Great Lama. Khensur Rinpoche who is a good friend of our Lama for 27 years. Rinpoche had known Khensur Rinpoche since Rinpoche time in India. Khensur Rinpoche had spent his whole life living in the monastic community teaching. Kensur Rinpoche had established Shar Gaden Monastery where the practice of Dorje Shugden and lineage is protected and preserved.
    Looking at all the pictures tells us a thousand words, how the team lead by Su Ming and team serving a Great Lama Khensur Rinpoche and Gen Wangyal. Such as taking them to see the doctor for medical check-up having all the necessary tests done, to see the dentist as well as checking their eyes and so forth . Well done Su Ming and team.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing which will inspire us to go all the up serving monks.
    In a way to show , gratitude to them how we appreciate their present .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/whats-a-meaningful-pilgrimage.html
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    Thursday, Feb 27. 2020 02:44 PM
    Great and clear explanation for us to understand as well as to increase our knowledge of why bigger and more Buddha statues makes a difference in our lives. Big statues have been always been regarded as big blessings for the area around it and also the sentient beings that live around that area.

    In Kechara Forest Retreat have many holy outdoor statue to create cause for people come to pilgrimage, embucirculate around the statue will help those have heavy body karma.Thank you very much for this article.


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  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Feb 26. 2020 03:48 PM
    Many countries around the world have looking and working with China. They realised being friendly with China is a wise choice for the benefits for the growth of their country. China has become world largest economy country. For Tibet befriending China in long term will benefits both countries. Time had changed with Tibet having workshops with the Chinese is a good sign improving their relationship after all these years . People have their right and freedom to choose what they practice. Practicing Dorje Shugden is nothing to do with China. Every one of us have the right and freedom to choose what we want to practice. HH Dalai Lama is looking forward to return to Tibet one day. It only can be happen if the Tibetan leadership, letting go of the past and have more dialogues and meetings with the Chinese government in future. And solving all the political problems and lifting Dorje Shugden’s ban once for all.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this great news.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/the-importance-of-tibet-befriending-china-nepali.html
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    Wednesday, Feb 26. 2020 03:45 PM
    It is heart breaking, reading this article again, what Pastor Jean Ai had gone through and experience. Yet with strong determination all those abuses and attack by people whom she do not know, she did continue with her practice. Could not imagine how ungrateful the Tibetan Leadership treated the sponsor. Without the funds, sponsorship, monasteries and Dharma institutions would not able to survive for sure. Kechara organisation, and many others kind sponsors had sponsored millions to the Tibetan Buddhist monasteries of India. Not only that sponsoring of monk robes, books , statues , painting and jewelleries to name a few. Even changing the flooring of the monastery as well. Can imagine those sponsors go all the way to send them all those stuffs. And have raised so much sponsorship for them and had donated yearly in fact or when they asked for. And now none of them are allowed to go to the monasteries any more . All because they had practised Dorje Shugden’s practice. Countless other lamas and Shugden practitioners had raised funds for the monasteries too and they too were not allowed to have connection with. Sad ….there is no religious freedom at all. By now after decades , I do hope the Tibetan Leadership will lift the ban on Dorje Shugden for a better peaceful communities. May more read this post for a better understanding of what happening in the Tibetan Leadership and those in exile living in India.
    Thank you Pastor Jean Ai for speaking up for the Tibetan people and for those Dorje Shugden practitioners .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/how-tibetan-leadership-treats-a-sponsor-jindak.html
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    Wednesday, Feb 26. 2020 03:21 PM
    Different people have different reasons for wanting to become ordained. Sometimes I do wonder if unless the reasons are right, one should not get ordained but on the other hand I think maybe one should take the leap of faith even if the reasons are not entire “correct”.

    Modern people becoming ordained is tougher than in Buddha’s time, there are much inner and outer battle they need to overcome. May those who have the thought arise to be ordained, have more determination to make it happen. Thank you very much,for sharing this mind-changing article with all of us.

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    Tuesday, Feb 25. 2020 04:55 PM
    With their expertise a radiant energy scientist, a sound healer, an energy healer and a music composer, coming together to explore knowledge of cold energy . Li Kim and team going to haunted houses to experiment the energy. The haunted house they went looks scary. Joining them is also a Taoist master, finally concluded the presence of supernatural beings, as their findings found that the energy are dark and cold. As the unseen beings do no harm, they decided to do Taoist prayers and combined healing of sound, energy before leaving the area. I do believe those unseen beings do exist. Glad to learn that sound can heal the environment and souls. . Sound wonderful .
    Thank you, Li Kim and team for this sharing.this knowledge.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/ghosts-and-hauntings/the-sound-of-light.html
  • S.Prathap
    Tuesday, Feb 25. 2020 04:32 PM
    It is not surprised that many huge Buddha statues were built in many parts of the world both of a religious and secular nature.The bigger the Buddha statues will definitely beneficial to the surrounding area with positive energies, calming the area of wars and natural disasters .

    In Malaysia we have huge statue of Lord Murugan of Batu Caves and Kuan Yin Statue at Kek Lok Si in Penang.Thank you very much for the wonderful sharing with beautiful pictures of World Largest Statues.

    https://bit.ly/2uxPmtO
  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Feb 24. 2020 04:36 PM
    In Dharma, we learned that everything is impermanent, good thing will never last forever, that’s why we should not be attached to it as when it was gone, we will suffer tremendously, and a good news is, bad things never lasts.
    Life is a journey filled with opportunities, hardships, heartaches and its test for our courage. There is always a reason of our existence in this life.Thank you very much for this good article.

    https://bit.ly/37PSlv3
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Feb 24. 2020 04:05 PM
    Life is too short to wake up with regrets. I believe that everything happens for a reason ,and there is a reason behind everything. That’s why Rinpoche asked to think carefully and consider certain things. Due to Rinpoche’s clairvoyance, Rinpoche knew the consequent. Rinpoche wanted us to learn to be responsible for our decisions that is beneficial to all and not jumping into anything blindly. And that is how I pray to what I want to come to be published.
    Glad to know some knowledge of Mount Shasta which I have not heard before being one of the world’s preeminent sacred mountains.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Jean Ai for this wonderful sharing with important explanations, some knowledge to learn and guidelines for us.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/behind-the-scenes/growing-up-with-rinpoche-mount-shasta-and-our-first-dorje-shugden-post.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Feb 24. 2020 04:05 PM
    It won’t be supress Rinpoche felt more Indian as Rinpoche have been staying in India long enough. His early life spent in the monastery in India, serving his teachers and the monastic community, has taught Rinpoche cooking more Indian foods than western foods. Even all these years in Malaysia, Rinpoche preferred Indian cuisine which is rich in spices and masala such as dhal, paneer tikka, aloo mattar and paneer butter masala. Rinpoche will go all the way his students to serve Indian food to visiting Sangha so they would get a taste of home. Glad to know more of Rinpoche through this article. With Rinpoche explanation of how he felt and inherent in the Indian tradition culture, traditional spiritual practice and devotion to a spiritual teacher. All these points that Rinpoche was more Indian as what Rinpoche felt and having a strong connection with it.
    Thank you Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/tales-with-my-lama-rinpoche-felt-he-was-more-indian
  • Lin Mun
    Sunday, Feb 23. 2020 09:17 PM
    So brave of Raden to risk his life to save the dog. How many of us would dare to take this step? It is an inspiring story that we all should care and love all living beings. They deserve to live freely too. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this heart warming story.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/aussie-model-saves-dog-read.html
  • Lin Mun
    Sunday, Feb 23. 2020 09:00 PM
    It is ridiculous to think that a rabbinical court would sentence a dog just because they believe he was the reincarnation of a lawyer who offended the judge before. How would the judge know and can confirm that the dog is the reincarnation of the lawyer? Isn’t it abusing of power to make baseless allegation? This is us human trying to be more superior than animals and make decision based on own interest. Horrible act.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/a-lawyer-dog.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Feb 22. 2020 07:42 PM
    Beautiful artwork done on these two Vajra Yogini statues by KSA team . Just from a simple statues to a colorful blinking beautiful realistic images of Vajra Yogini. Well done to KSA. Merely looking at it is a blessing.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these stunning pictures of Vajra Yogini.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/thupten-la-and-vajra-yogini.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Feb 22. 2020 07:38 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful post explaining each and every steps the importance of starting our Dharma practice on Tsongkhapa and Vajrayogini being one. Besides our daily sadhana we should engage in Vajrayogini’s practice without delay. Life is short, not to waste our time . Start now learning from stretch, as Rinpoche has create the beautiful pure land for us to practice Dharma. For me,I still have plenty to learn and improve myself . I am one of those lucky one to have meet Rinpoche in this life and to become part of Kechara. Reading this post gave us a better understanding of how to prepare ourselves before receiving the practice of Vajrayogini . We are indeed fortunate to have Rinpoche sharing this post , once again thank you Rinpoche with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/starting-on-vajra-yogini-now.html

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Third 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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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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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. 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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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
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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 high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
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Kechara Earth Project- new site at Damansara
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Kechara Earth Project- new site at Damansara
For those who did not manage to join in for our Loma Gyonma mantra recitation, here's the prayer that you can do daily at home as a preventive measure to ward off unwanted infections and illnesses, especially contagious diseases such as Coronavirus & H1N1. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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For those who did not manage to join in for our Loma Gyonma mantra recitation, here's the prayer that you can do daily at home as a preventive measure to ward off unwanted infections and illnesses, especially contagious diseases such as Coronavirus & H1N1. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. To receive the blessings of Loma Gyonma, the Goddess of Healing and Epidemic Diseases, and to pray for all who are at risk from the novel coronavirus to be healed and protected. -photo credit Cynthia Ng - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. To receive the blessings of Loma Gyonma, the Goddess of Healing and Epidemic Diseases, and to pray for all who are at risk from the novel coronavirus to be healed and protected. -photo credit Cynthia Ng - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Back during the H1N1 outbreak in 2009, Rinpoche advised everyone to quickly accumulate 25,000 recitations of Loma Gyonma’s essence mantra ASAP, combined with daily recitation of both Loma Gyonma and Shize’s mantra. In view of the current situation with the global spread of the novel coronavirus, you are invited to a special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. DATE: Saturday, 15 February 2020 TIME: 3.00pm - 6.30pm VENUE: Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat
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Back during the H1N1 outbreak in 2009, Rinpoche advised everyone to quickly accumulate 25,000 recitations of Loma Gyonma’s essence mantra ASAP, combined with daily recitation of both Loma Gyonma and Shize’s mantra. In view of the current situation with the global spread of the novel coronavirus, you are invited to a special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. DATE: Saturday, 15 February 2020 TIME: 3.00pm - 6.30pm VENUE: Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat
Mr. Chan Weng Khong & Yee Mun released the birds after the mantra recitations. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Mr. Chan Weng Khong & Yee Mun released the birds after the mantra recitations. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG has carried out monthly Animals Liberation activity at DR Park, Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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KISG has carried out monthly Animals Liberation activity at DR Park, Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Children are all excited to the Kids Camp. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children are all excited to the Kids Camp. Lin Mun KSDS
Kids Camp 2019 - Visiting Kechara Farm. Lin Mun KSDS
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Kids Camp 2019 - Visiting Kechara Farm. Lin Mun KSDS
Children learning to do water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children learning to do water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
Painting Vajrayogini tsa tsa during Wesak Day 2019. Lin Mun KSDS
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Painting Vajrayogini tsa tsa during Wesak Day 2019. Lin Mun KSDS
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Beautiful red lanterns around Vajrayogini Stupa at Kechara Forest Retreat. shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Beautiful red lanterns around Vajrayogini Stupa at Kechara Forest Retreat. shared by Pastor Antoinette
Thank you very much for the beautiful calligraphy artwork. shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Thank you very much for the beautiful calligraphy artwork. shared by Pastor Antoinette
Thank you very much for the beautiful calligraphy artwork. shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Thank you very much for the beautiful calligraphy artwork. shared by Pastor Antoinette
The rain may have doused the fires but the embers of pain still linger in our hearts. Sending Australia our love & prayers. Let's continue to #PrayForAustralia. ❤️ shared by Pastor Antoinette
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The rain may have doused the fires but the embers of pain still linger in our hearts. Sending Australia our love & prayers. Let's continue to #PrayForAustralia. ❤️ shared by Pastor Antoinette
Auspicious red decorations at Tsongkhapa shrine. Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong. shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Auspicious red decorations at Tsongkhapa shrine. Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong. shared by Pastor Antoinette
Gong Xi Fa Cai! Here's to new beginnings and better endings with this Year of the Metal Rat! shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Gong Xi Fa Cai! Here's to new beginnings and better endings with this Year of the Metal Rat! shared by Pastor Antoinette
Throwback KSDS Graduation - All kids were so excited with to perform. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback KSDS Graduation - All kids were so excited with to perform. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback WOAH camp 2016 - DIY soap. So interesting. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback WOAH camp 2016 - DIY soap. So interesting. Lin Mun KSDS
Children learning the method to make water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children learning the method to make water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
Monthly animal liberation in Kechara House. KSDS have opportunity to participate in the meritorious activity every mth. Lin Mun KSDS
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Monthly animal liberation in Kechara House. KSDS have opportunity to participate in the meritorious activity every mth. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback Kids camp 2019 - Wonderful volunteers. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback Kids camp 2019 - Wonderful volunteers. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback Kids camp 2019 - The nature of KFR is expressed on this drawing. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback Kids camp 2019 - The nature of KFR is expressed on this drawing. Lin Mun KSDS
Special thanks to Hue, one of our dedicated members in Kechara Penang Study Group. Thanks for helping out during our bird liberation. ~Jacinta
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Special thanks to Hue, one of our dedicated members in Kechara Penang Study Group. Thanks for helping out during our bird liberation. ~Jacinta
Animal Liberation is one of the great ways to show empathy, kindness and compassion to kids. Start them early! ~Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
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Animal Liberation is one of the great ways to show empathy, kindness and compassion to kids. Start them early! ~Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
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