Lineage

Aug 25, 2014 | Views: 1,588

This is something I was just thinking of and I wanted to share. His Holiness Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche was said to be a fully attained great lama. He was one of the greatest teachers of his time. He has achieved one-ness with his Yidam Heruka Chakrasamvara. There was many indications of this. To even keep a picture of His Holiness Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche would benefit oneself with blessings. Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen told us that when Pabongka Rinpoche used to give Heruka initiations in Tibet, he invited the deities of the Heruka mandala to enter the students and bless them as per the procedure of the initiation. When he did that, students would tremble because the blessings were so strong and they can feel the deities enter them! They were really blessed. It was by the power of Pabongka Rinpoche’s meditative powers he could do that. Pabongka Rinpoche was a master of Sutra and Tantra and all tantric practices. His specialty was Heruka and Vajra Yogini. People from far and near sought out Pabongka Rinpoche especially for these practices. He was also famous for his Lam Rim and mind training teachings which he himself mastered. Many students were awed in great faith after receiving initiation from Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche. Many saw Pabongka Rinpoche manifest a third physical eye during Heruka initiations also. A great being indeed.

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His Holiness Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche. He was a large lama and not very tall but when he gave teachings, he would gather thousands of disciples and his voice was booming. In Lhasa, in front of many students, Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche reached out and stroked a stone Heruka statue and immediately nectar poured forth from the statue’s mouth. It was gathered and everyone around was able to partake of the nectar as a blessing.

Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen together with His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen together with His Holiness the Dalai Lama

I lived with Geshe La for 8 years in Los Angeles back in the 80’s before I went to Gaden Monastery in India. Geshe La had Thubten Dhargye Ling Dharma centre in Los Angeles back then and I was fortunate enough to find this centre and move in with Geshe La. Geshe la was very kind to me and I had the great chance to learn and live with him and serve him for 8 years. I received many teachings from Geshe La and Geshe La would tell us wonderful stories about Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche. Geshe La himself was very devoted to Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche, Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He had great faith in these high beings and instilled it in me also.

I will never forget the kindness Geshe la bestowed upon me during that time and I met him when I was 16 years old. I only left Geshe La with his blessings when I went to India in 1987 to become a monk. Geshe La was very happy with me.

Most Venerable Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen and myself in North India. We were attending talks by His Holiness the Dalai Lama which were requested and sponsored by Geshe La himself. Geshe la had a centre called Thubten Dhargye Ling in Los Angeles and I lived there with Geshe La for 8 lucky years. He bestowed many teachings to his fortunate students. Geshe La encouraged us to practice the mind training teachings (Lojong), Lam Rim and Guru Yoga of Je Tsongkapa. He encouraged us to do Tsongkapa’s meditation and mantra always. Geshe La always told us stories about Pabongka Rinpoche and spoke so very highly of this great master. I was very fortunate to be in his presence and serve him. I miss Geshe La very much and have thought about those wonderful 8 years with him over and over in my mind. I love Geshe La very much.

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This is the highest Yoga tantric Buddha called Heruka Chakrasamvara. This is the deity that Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche became one with in meditation. And when he gave Heruka initiations many miraculous signs would appear to hundreds. When Pabongka Rinpoche touched Heruka statues they would come to life, breathe and emit nectar from the mouth, Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen told us. Many people witnessed many miracles performed by this perfect teacher Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche.

When you condense the Heruka Chakrasamvara practice and meditations, it will become Vajra Yogini. Vajra Yogini’s practice is a shortened but very effective form of Heruka Chakrasamvara.

This painting of Vajra Yogini was given to Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen by His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche. Geshe La always kept this painting on his shrine in his bedroom. He allowed me to photograph this painting…. I am sharing here as it is very blessed. This photo of Vajra Yogini belonged to Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen. Double blessing for all of you to see and download. (You can scroll to the bottom and click on the link to download this holy picture)

Click here to read more about Vajra Yogini.

To see, hear, and be associated with Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche will leave an imprint of enlightenment in our minds as Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche is one with Heruka Buddha. This is a beautiful photo of Pabongka Rinpoche. Everyone should download a picture of this great lama and read more about him. I have his biography here, please read this biography carefully. It will inspire and bless you.

This is a rare picture of Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche wearing the ‘dress’ or ‘clothes’ of Heruka Buddha

This is the current perfect incarnation of His Holiness Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche. I’ve had the fortune to meet Rinpoche and make offerings on many occasions. I always feel very in awe and moved to be in his presence. Pabongka Rinpoche sent me an audio message which I keep on my phone and listen to again and again.

His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche was a great scholar, mahasiddha, yogi and master of all masters. He was the personal tutor and guru to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama for 30 years. Trijang Rinpoche was a heart disciple and very close student of Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche.

Pabongka Rinpoche produced students like Trijang Rinpoche’s caliber. Both guru and student in this case are Buddhas. Trijang Rinpoche followed Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche’s teachings and lineage very closely and perfectly.

His Holiness Kyabje Ling Rinpoche was a very close disciple of Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche also. Kyabje Ling Rinpoche was the Throne Holder (Gaden Tripa) of the Gelug School of Buddhism and also a great master and mahasiddha in his own right. Kyabje Ling Rinpoche showed us that by following the teachings of Je Tsongkapa which was like refined gold, one can gain high attainments and full enlightenment. He was the other tutor of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama along with Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche.

Left to right: His Holiness Kyabje Ling Rinpoche, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche. H.H. the Dalai Lama had two main tutors and they were both students of Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche. Amazing. Both Tutors and the Dalai Lama are three incredible living Buddhas.

Kyabje Ling Rinpoche and Trijang Rinpoche were the root teachers (tutors) to H.H. the Dalai Lama for over 30 years. Many of the teachings, practices, empowerments and commentaries that H.H. the Dalai Lama shares with so many fortunate beings around the world today comes from Kyabje Ling and Trijang Rinpoche. Kyabje Ling and Trijang Rinpoche obtained these teachings from His Holiness Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche.

Within the Gelugpa Lineage, it is impossible we are not using a writing, commentary, meditational text (sadhana) or instruction from His Holiness Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche and Trijang Rinpoche. In the major tantric practices within Gelugpa lineage such as Heruka, Yamantaka, Vajra Yogini and Guhyasamaja, Kyabje Pabongka and Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche are within the lineage lamas. When we do these tantric practices, within the liturgy recited daily, the names of these lamas are invoked upon for blessings. All Gelug monks, nuns and practitioners will engage in these practices in one way or another. Therefore daily they will recite the names of Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche and Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche invoking their lineal blessings. Without the lineage and root guru blessings, one will not be successful in one’s tantric practice according to Vajradhara.

All of the tantric lineages we have within the Gelug school must have come through Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche and Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche. There is no one in the generation above me in the Gelug monasteries such as Drepung, Gaden and Sera who has not received teachings, commentaries and empowerments from Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche. Many of my generation also have. All the senior Gelugpa teachers in the various countries throughout the world are all disciples of Trijang Rinpoche and indirectly Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche. Even His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama is a student of Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche.

So it is important if we are within the Gelugpa lineage that we respect Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche, Kyabje Ling Rinpoche, Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche from the very depths of our hearts. All their teaching and practices we must respect and hold sacred. It is very important. We must never criticize these great beings or we are in danger of cutting off the blessings of our meditational practices. Then we will just be reciting words without blessings. For example, how can someone be in Gaden, Sera and Drepung Monasteries only think negatively of Tsongkapa? Similarily, how can we do the practice of higher tantra when we have to invoke upon the lineage gurus and then we criticize them also?

Every monk and teacher from Sera, Drepung and Gaden will have a direct or indirect connection to these great lineage lamas. If we view these lineage lamas with faults then we cannot gain attainments. If we view them as enlightened beings, then we will receive blessings from them as enlightened beings. During meditation we invoke upon them as enlightened beings as required according to tantra and when we talk about them in casual conversation we find fault in them and speak ill of them – that is hypocrisy. We should not do this to our own lamas and teachers either. Don’t always look for fault. We can find fault where there is no fault and create unnecessary obstacles in our minds.

When we speak of these lamas, we must have great respect and deep appreciation for their kindness and see them as enlightened as they are. Also the massive corpus of teachings they have left us on sutra and tantra have very potent energies that can bless us and bring us to enlightenment when we practice these teachings. We don’t have to listen to what others say about our lamas. After all we don’t pay attention to what others say about our spouses, children, friends, house, car and our preferences. So why listen to others about our lamas and lineage lamas? Don’t have a light ear and one day, we love our lamas and the next day, due to rumors, we abandon our lamas, lineage and lineage lamas. Never listen to criticism about our own lamas, lineage and lineage lamas as we are in the kaliyuga (degenerate times) and people are overwhelmed with negative karma, desire, hatred and jealousy. Even if the perfect Buddha appears to them, they will find fault. Don’t listen to samsaric beings who criticize holy beings who are out of samsara or at least who bestow on us teachings to get us out of samsara. Be grateful to your lama and lineage lamas. Without them, you would not have dharma.

His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche was the direct disciple of His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche was awarded the highest Geshe degree by His Holiness the 13th Dalai Lama in Tibet.

Zong Rinpoche was a tantric adept and master of the highest order, often showing miraculous powers, clairvoyance and bringing rain to drought areas. Zong Rinpoche was sought after for his incredible mystical powers as well as his mastery of sutra and tantra. His divinations by dice foretold the future perfectly. Zong Rinpoche was very close to Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche throughout his whole life.

Kyabje Zong Rinpoche is my root guru and master. My lineage and practice all stem from this illustrious master. I am indebted to Zong Rinpoche always and I will uphold his lineage always till my death.

I met Zong Rinpoche when Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen invited Zong Rinpoche to Los Angeles, and Zong Rinpoche stayed with us for six months at Thubten Dhargye Ling centre in Los Angeles!! It was a magical time. I was the cook and servant for Zong Rinpoche and Geshe La during that time! Lucky, lucky, lucky I was. I served so many Buddhas.

I recite Zong Rinpoche’s name mantra daily without ever a break. For me Zong Rinpoche is the perfect embodiment of Buddha’s teachings. He is my root teacher and I am loyal to him till the end.

His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and myself in 1983 in Los Angeles. I was his assistant and cook for six months, the whole period of time Kyabje Zong Rinpoche stayed in Los Angeles. He gave many precious teachings, transmissions and empowerments. We were so fortunate. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche stayed in Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen’s centre in Los Angeles at that time. Of course I was staying at the center also and Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen selected me to be the cook and personal attendant of Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. I was and still am very grateful for that. Geshe La was very kind to allow me to serve Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. Till this day I cannot forget that magical and precious time with Zong Rinpoche and Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen.

This is myself holding the perfect incarnation of His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. Perfect masters always return. The fact that Zong Rinpoche reincarnated back perfectly shows his practice in his previous life was perfect and without fault. Now he will be a Geshe soon and is already giving teachings. I am so blessed to meet my teacher again. If we keep pure guru samaya, we will meet our teachers again and again, life after life, we are taught.

His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s incarnation in this picture is already grown up and nearing completion of his studies. He mastered the teachings very well and His Holiness the Dalai Lama was very pleased.

I was making offerings to him here in Gaden Monastery. We touched foreheads is the traditional greeting between monks. But he touched my forehead with his due to his humility and giving great blessings to me. Because my forehead should be at his feet.

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The perfect Trinity of blessings, attainments, love, wisdom and compassion. Left to right: His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, His Holiness Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche and His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche.

 

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  1. Samfoonheei on Nov 13, 2020 at 3:37 pm

    Great sharing with details regarding Gelugpa Lineage where we could have a better understanding . We are very fortunate to meet our Lama and Guru, H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche having all the precious teachings passed down from a unbroken lineage . From a great attained great Gelug lama, teachers of the modern era HH Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche , HH Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, HH Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche all the way back to Buddha Shakyamuni. It’s very important for all of us to know about our lineage. Looking at those rare precious pics of all the Great Masters tell us all. Its a blessing able to view those pics.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

  2. Samfoonheei on May 2, 2018 at 1:33 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this informative write up of the lineage and explaining to us .We are fortunate to have Rinpoche and be Rinpoche’s students within this unbroken lineage . Thank again with folded hands, sharing those rare precious photos of all the Great Masters. May all the great lineage gurus continue to turn the Dharma wheel for benefit of all sentient beings. May Rinpoche stays healthy and live long to continue turning the Dharma wheel for the benefit of all sentient beings.

  3. Anne Ong on Feb 4, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for these tremendously beautiful write-up and photos of the illustrious masters. We are so fortunate to meet our beloved Guru, H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche that bring the authentic Tsongkhapa lineage practices to beautiful Malaysia. I will try my best to keep Rinpoche advises as above to keep my Guru Samaya as clean possible, so I can become a better person and meet my authentic Guru life after life._/\_

  4. Wan Wai Meng on Oct 24, 2014 at 12:42 am

    If we learnt from peerless teachers, and benefitted from the teachings. If we disparage them, it is like spitting in the incoming wind. Especially teachers that have studied, passed their exams, debated and also recognised by the monasteries. Then all the teachers and monasteries that recognised this teacher is put into disrepute then.

  5. Casteven Lim (KH JB) on Sep 11, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing this details and easy understand article regarding Gelugpa Lineage. Now i become more understand to our lineage hence feeling blessed while reading and watch the authentic high Lamas holy images above.

    We are so fortunate to meet our beloved Guru, H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche that bring the authentic Tsongkhapa lineage practices to beautiful Malaysia.

    The lineage of H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche as stated is via HH Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, HH Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, HH Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche all the way back to Lama Tsongkhapa, Manjushri and Buddha Shakyamuni. We are so pleasant to be a student of Rinpoche.

    I will keep Rinpoche advises as above to keep my Guru Samaya as clean possible, so i can become a better person hence can meet my authentic Guru life after life.

  6. Grace Leu ( KHJB) on Aug 31, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    Tq Rinpoche’s sharing.i felt fortunate to read this blog as it tell me how holy and important of the lineage.These photos so valuable and priceless and we can meet all holy beings in here. Thank you for all the high attainments Guru to pass down the lineage unbroken and we only get chance to practice now. We must treasure this precious teaching.

  7. Jim Yeh on Aug 30, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Thank you for this great post Guruji. It is very fortunate for us to listen to teachings that was passed down from His Holiness Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche. To be honest, I was ignorant of that fact that H.H. Pabongka Rinpoche reincarnated. Wow!

  8. patriciasnodgrass on Aug 30, 2014 at 12:40 am

    Thank you for your kindness, Rinpoche in sharing this information. This will take some time for me to absorb. <3

  9. Julia Tan on Aug 30, 2014 at 12:38 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for explainig our lineage. I like what Rinpoche said,

    “We don’t have to listen to what others say about our lamas. After all we don’t pay attention to what others say about our spouses, children, friends, house, car and our preferences. So why listen to others about our lamas and lineage lamas?”

    Just like I cannot be telling people I am a Buddhist but at the same time complaining that Buddha is not good. It does not make sense unless I am koo koo.

    I am very fortunate to be one of Rinpoche’s students within this lineage. So blessed and so meritorious. May I have the merits to follow Rinpoche until the end.

  10. Uncle Eddie on Aug 29, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    Many thanks to Rinpoche for sharing with us those tremendous articles and beautiful photos of all illustrious masters. Most exciting was his revealation of H.H. Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche’s performance of his Heruka’s initiation, the great oneness Yidams Blessing ceremony. Kyabje Pabongka would invite the dieties of the Heruka Mandala to enter the students as per the procedure of the ceremony initiation. It was said that the students would start trembling inspiringly as the dieties started entering their bodies to bless them! It was revealed that Kyabje Pabongka even can make nectar pour forth from the stone statues’ mouth by just stoking it, and everyone would partake in the tasting and sharing of the nectar as a blessing. How wonderfully marvellous and inspiring to be able to witness such a miraculous act of a great master of the illustrious Master. Om mni padme hung.

  11. Sofi on Aug 27, 2014 at 11:53 pm

    I always love Rinpoche’s sharing of the greatness of these special Gurus. It humbles and amazes me to learn of such highly enlightened beings, who return life after life to teach and guide us out of our sufferings. This article reflect so strongly on Rinpoche’s love and devotion to his Gurus, as well as, Rinpoche’s strong resemblence to their greatness. In actuality, i would consider Rinpoche the greatest as he is the one who connected me with dharma thru the blessing of his teachings. Thank you very much Rinpoche for this article and for being my Guru. May you remain with us for very, very, very long time.

  12. jeffry william on Aug 27, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing and expounding all the lineage guru. It’s very important to know about our lineage guru and its authenticity (traceable back to Buddha Shakyamuni) in order to develop strong faith and devotion upon our Guru because Guru is the essence of all spiritual attainment. I’m very fortunate and lucky to have Rinpoche as my Guru. May all the great lineage guru continue to turn the Dharma wheel for benefit of all sentient beings.

  13. nicholas on Aug 27, 2014 at 9:45 am

    I remembered that when I first join Kechara the senior students will introduce and explain on the Lineage guru of Kechara. I don’t really understand at that time as I’m not familiar with the people they mentioned and also the monastic system of their achievement and their rank. As I learn more from reading and listen from the Senior student and Tsem Rinpoche, I start to have better understanding and having a Lineage is very important because it shows the authenticity of the teaching pass down by Lord Buddha. The Buddha has found the method to be enlightened and hence his teaching has been passing down from one student to another and this teaching has a great blessing from the unbroken lineage.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this post. I’m very proud of our authentic lineage from H.E Tsem Rinpoche back to HH Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, HH Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, HH Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche all the way back to Buddha Shakyamuni. This unbroken lineage hold the genuine and unmistaken teaching from the Buddha that taught by Rinpoche with great compassion and wisdom. Through the Lama’s devotion the lineage preserve and the teaching spread wide to all over place in the world.

    Thank you again Rinpoche for your kindness to establish Kechara for holding the lineage and continue spread the Buddha’s teaching.

  14. Edwin Tan on Aug 26, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    I agree with Charlie Kok that we are indeed very fortunate to have met Rinpoche, whose lineage goes all the way to our great Yidam Lord Tsongkapa from His Holiness Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche, through HH Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and HH Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche.

    Rinpoche is so right to say that if we do not doubt what was said about our parents, our spouse or our children… why do we doubt our great teacher, who teaches us nothing but to escape from samsara and be enlightened?

    I trust my Guru, His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche with all my heart. I have witnessed and am guided by Rinpoche always through Rinpoche’s great compassion and wisdom, and I am so fortunate to be able to meet Rinpoche and be your humble student in this life.

    May I always meet Rinpoche is all my future lifetimes…

    Thank you.

  15. shelly tai on Aug 26, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    Dear Rinpoche thank you for sharing with us all these high Lama pictures is very bless when we look at all these pictures. I feel all of us Kecharian are very lucky to meet our guru because the lineage us so precious and us so pure that we can learn so much about Dharma and the blessing to us us tremendous without a true lineage we cannot gain attainment we will not have realization a lot of people do not see it that way they think they can pick the Dharma through reading Dharma books I would said is down to impossible because we need a teacher to guide us to explain to us and also to plant a lot of Dharma seed in us. I truly thank you Rinpoche for all these teachings and blessing because it really help me a lot.

  16. KH Ng on Aug 26, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    It is a tradition at the start of a teaching that the Guru state the source and lineage of the teachings so that the teachings imparted have authenticity in the minds of the students. It is not actually the Guru needs it but it is the students that need such confirmation.
    The lineage of H.E Tsem Rinpoche as stated in this blog goes back via HH Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, HH Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, HH Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche all the way back to Lama Tsongkhapa, Manjushri and Buddha Shakyamuni. It is hence authentic!
    By stating the lineage again in this blog, I hope our Guru, H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche is kindly restarting another round of teachings. Not that Rinpoche has not taught enough. He has taught all 84000 teachings of the Buddha live many times and in this blog already. But we the students has not done justice to practice the teachings.
    Hence, He is repeating the teachings due to his kindness and great compassion but really it is for the students to practice the teaching well….All The Way!

    This is my hope. My I offer my practice to Rinpoche and request Rinpoche to live long. Please continue to teach!

    With folded hands!
    Your humble student!

    KH Ng.

    • Lum Kok Luen on Aug 28, 2014 at 3:17 pm

      Hi KH,

      Thank you for the kind and simple clarification. For new people like me, it is indeed beneficial to know this and to know and appreciate that this stems from the extreme kindness of our Guru.

      May HE Tsem Tulku Rinpoche live long, stable health and stay to teach all of us, ignorant and limited wisdom students so that we all become enlightened

  17. henry ooi on Aug 26, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    To see the image of these Enlightened Beings, to hear their names, and to be able to do the practices taught by Them is so rare and precious. Kecharians are very fortunate to receive teachings and oral transmissions from Tsem Rinpoche who received the dharma from the unbroken lineage of these great masters.

  18. charlie kok on Aug 26, 2014 at 11:05 am

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Thank you for the very precise overview of our lineage masters, our enlighten masters of the Gelug lineage. In MBF we are indeed very proud of our authentic lineage from His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, Kyabbje Pabongka Rinpoche all the way to His Holiness Lama Tsongkhapa and to Buddha Shakyamuni.
    We are profoundly fortunate and blessed to meet with these teachings. Thank you once again to our great teacher Tsem Rinpoche for your untiring and generous teaching, guidance and patience with all of us.

    May Rinchope live long live and excellent health and continue to turn the wheel of Dharma for the benefit of all sentient beings

  19. charlie kok on Aug 26, 2014 at 10:52 am

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Thank you for the very precise overview of our lineage masters, our enligthen masters of the Gelug lineage. In MBF we are indeed very proud of our authentic lineage from His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, Kyabbje Pabongka Rinpoche all the way to His Holiness Lama Tsongkhapa and even to Buddha Shakyamuni.
    We are profundly fortunate and blessed to meet with these teachings. Thank you once again to our great teacher Tsem Rinpoche for your untiring and generous teaching, guidance and patience with all of us.

    May Rinchope live long live and excellent health and continue to turn the wheel of Dharma for the benifit of all sentient beings.

  20. tsemtulku on Aug 25, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    To Your Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, The work, practices and assignments you have given me are REALLY HARD AND NEAR IMPOSSIBLE TO DO. I decided to let go of my attachments, silly samsaric expectations and selfish reasonings and suddenly your instructions became so much easier for me to follow through and carry out. Until the end of my life, I will carry out your instructions my precious guru. Your instructions are much better than the ‘instructions’ given to me by my parents, peers, friends, elders and many people I met along the way. I know I will not heed what they say but will follow what you say all the way. I look at your qualities and the way you lived your life and I know your advice is correct. I just let go of my attachments and it becomes easier. I love you Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. Your humble and ridiculous student, Tsem Rinpoche

  21. Jun Wen on Aug 25, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for writing up on our lineage masters for us to appreciate the importance of our masters in preserving and transmitting dharma to us. May we aspire constantly to follow the footsteps of our lineage masters.

  22. Hee TS on Aug 25, 2014 at 11:21 pm

    感谢仁波切寶贵的分享,讓我们更深了解到對上師的纯洁的依止心是和其重好。不论我们如何勤奋修行,背诵几十亿咒语,如果我们轻视,离弃或眨低上師,業力將加深远且重,不得成就.

  23. Toh Cheng See on Aug 25, 2014 at 11:19 pm

    Thank You Rinpoche for sharing such informative article and photos of the respectable Masters of the Gelug Lineage. It is such a blessing to be able to look and download and print their photos.
    _/\_. Thank you once again.

  24. Pee Bee Chong on Aug 25, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing. The write-up helps us to have the clarity on the lineage of Dharma teaching that we are practising. Thank you all Dharma Masters for keeping the lineage pure. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the photos, posts and wallpapers. We should download them and always look at photos so that we will be blessed and Dharma imprint in us. It is so easy but yet so beneficial. May we learn and develop strong samaya as Rinpoche does and always have the merits to learn the Dharma from Rinpoche. We wish Rinpoche long life, healthy and continue to turn the wheels of Dharma.

  25. Mike on Aug 25, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing the lineage and illustrations of the great masters. This increases my confidence in my practice and I look forward to receiving many more teachings.

  26. Lum Kok Luen on Aug 25, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    THANK YOU VERY MUCH for this beautiful and rare teaching on the Gelug lineage. More so on the images which we can download to get blessings. This is an invaluable lesson that we will cherish forever, and in particular Guru devotion. Thank you very much again.

  27. Kelvin on Aug 25, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for writing down our illustrious lineage masters. This reminds us that the sacred teachings come from an authentic lineage and it shows how fortunate and blessed we are to meet the teachings. The lineage masters dedicated their lives for others and continue to do so. We should all 169aspire to be like them.

  28. tsemtulku on Aug 25, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    We cannot disparage our own guru. Or no attainments will ever arise no matter how ‘diligent’ we are in our meditations. We can recite billions of mantras, but if we disparage our guru, then no sign of achievements will be obtained according to Ashvagosha in 50 Verses of Guru Devotion. If others disparage one’s guru, one is to stay firm. They also create heavy negative karma equal to destroying the dharma. Because when they disparage, they destroy the practice of many weak minded persons who had faith in their guru. Also by disparaging, we slow down the work of a true guru. The work could have benefitted many more beings. The best is to be silent if we are practitioners. People who give up their guru and go to another guru will never gain attainments also according to Pandit Ashvagosha.~Tsem Rinpoche

  29. Grace Leong on Aug 25, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    The lineage of Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche, Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, Tsem Tulku Rinpoche.In Kechara we should be very very proud of our authentic lineage, something which deserves much more mention, publicity and awareness! The teachings we have received from His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche have been brought forward from generations, traceable back to even Buddha Shakyamuni.I thank my lucky stars for having met such a great teacher as Tsem Rinpoche! May Rinpoche live long in great health to turn the wheel of Dharma in order for this lineage to continue to benefit all sentient beings !

  30. Bradley Kassian on Aug 25, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the write up on the enlightend masters of the Gelug lineage. Anything about H.E. Pabongkhapa Déchen Nyingpo, H.E. Trijang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso, and H.E. Zong Rinpoche is a very rare and special Dharma treat. I love reading about all three of them, and the lineage & teachings they possed & practiced. We are indeed very fortunate to have had these Enlightened masters in the past 100yrs. They are inspiring!

  31. sengpiow on Aug 25, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    Posted by Keng Nam:

    Thank you Rinpoche for these tremendously beautiful write-up and photos of the illustrious masters. Indeed although the Buddha passed on The Truth Teachings, it is the living illustrious masters such as HE Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, that a student must pay utmost reverence. I read once that once Naropa manifested the mandala of Heruka and asked his disciple Marpa who he should prostrate first. Marpa prostrated to the mandala of Heruka first. Naropa said that was a mistake as He, Naropa, was the One who manifested it. As a consequence, Naropa predicted the lineage would not pass through the veins of Marpa’s family. The message being, one’s devotion to one’s Guru must be strong for one’s dharma to grow, for the blessings of the deities to be with one. And one should Never disparage one’s Guru. Thank you for being my/our family’s Guru.

  32. Elsie Toy on Aug 25, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you very much for sharing this with us. It is really great to meet the great Masters life after life. It is like one in a million, and it is like Gold treasures one trampled upon. It is plenty of good merits and karma for one to meet Great Masters. I always visualise the lineage gurus when making my offerings and prostrations. and that is the one thing I know.

    It is important to respect the lineae gurus because without the lineage guru, I would not have my guru. As for what others say about my guru is not important because only you know your teacher. HE is the one to guide us to enlightenment not our friends and/or our parents can guide us to buddhahood. Even our friends/parents cannot be with us at the time of death and guide us through to Bardo. If our friends talk bad about our Gurus then that person is not a virtuous friend then we have to be careful and educate that person. Afterall, I hate idle talking as it eats up my time and cannot contribute to any merits. Thank you Rinpoche._/|\_

  33. Joshua on Aug 25, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    A very good overview on our lineage masters, Rinpoche has put up this nice summary to benefit us. It is very important to know about our lineage to start our spiritual journey and to understand why did all these masters dedicate their lives to the Buddhadharma to benefit many. Thank you Rinpoche for your time.

  34. So Kin Hoe (Ipoh) on Aug 25, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing all the great Masters who appear and take incarnations as human form in our fortunate aeon. I feel blessed upon looking all these great Masters picture and get to their higher tantric practices. May all the great lineage Masters continue to turn the Dharma wheel for all sentient beings to receive their teachings and blessings in current and future life times.

    • So Kin Hoe (Ipoh) on Aug 25, 2014 at 3:09 pm

      Sorry for the mistyped and left out one word…

      I feel blessed upon looking all these great Masters picture and get to know their higher tantric practices.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 21. 2021 02:57 PM
    Wow …..such a sacred mantra written by H. H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. Merely by seeing this sacred mantra is a blessing. Zong Rinpoche was a Gelug Lama ,famous as a sharp analyst and master of philosophical debate, as well as a powerful Tantric practitioner.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this powerful mantra

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-sacred-mantra-of-lady-vajrayogini
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 21. 2021 02:54 PM
    Dharma is spreading and flourishing around the world, that’s wonderful. Especially to countries such as Africa, we have Drupon Khen Rinpoche Karma Lhabu to thanks. Africa is a massive continent with diverse religious traditions, it’s a up hill task teaching Buddhism . Buddhism is a quiet new religion in South Africa, most Lamas would prefer going to Asian or European countries to spread Dharma teachings.
    Drupon Khen Rinpoche Karma Lhabu is a monastic teacher in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. While in Tibet he received extensive training in Dharma and Meditation. He studied under many accomplished masters of mahamudra and dzogchen. All from Kagyu and Nyingma lineages whom are famous lamas and unknown yogis . He travelled all the way to Africa to spread Dharma and working tirelessly , going to remote parts of Africa . Truly compassionate of him.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/drupon-khen-rinpoche-in-africa
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 21. 2021 02:52 PM
    Some Africans were aware of Buddhism at a very early stage in history. Africa is still the least Buddhist of the inhabited continents as to this day. There are a number of difficulties and barriers to spreading the teachings of the Buddha in Africa. But wonderful to have Bhikkhu Bodhiraja a Congo citizen ordained spreading Buddhism then. Although small and remote to some but its getting popular due to Bhikkhu Bodhiraja’s hard and dedicated work. How joyous and wonderful of him bringing Dharma to Congo. It is such great news to rejoice. May even more people enjoy the blessing of Buddha. He even built four Buddhist temples and had even planted a Bodhi tree.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing. Buddhism is finding its way into parts of the world now…..far and wide.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/external-article/buddhism-in-congo-africa
  • sarassitham
    Thursday, Jan 21. 2021 12:02 AM
    Wow! Those people are really creative and such awesome ideas! The way the houses are designed is just spectacular. The immediate surroundings of your nature house are perfectly suited for a good break and it’s important that people realize that living a healthy life is essential to living a good life. One will never imagine in this remote forest there is such a comfortable, cozy lodging completes with every facilities you can think of.

    Thank you for the beautiful photos and interesting sharing.

    https://bit.ly/2KuP1Qm
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jan 20. 2021 02:59 PM
    Wow amazing discovery like Indiana Jones adventure. A rare 1,000-year-old Buddhist statue found by a Nazi expedition in 1938. It seem a meteorite that crashed into the Earth about 15,000 years and it have been carved into a Buddha statue by Tibetans as claimed. With this it has proven that the people living in that time were already practicing Buddhism.
    With this discovery scientist had classified the statue as a rare class of iron meteorite. They mentioned that the meteorite must have fell to Earth approximately 15,000 years ago.
    Interesting discovery . The priceless statue is believed to originate from the pre-Buddhist Bon culture of the 11th Century. It sounds like an artifact from an Indiana Jones film.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/1000-year-old-meteorite-buddha.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jan 20. 2021 02:56 PM
    Rejoice to Pastor Lanse receiving such a blessed, precious, and sacred Vajrayogini image from Rinpoche. Pastor Lanse is one of the many fortunate students who did received gifts from Rinpoche. Reading those comments and from this blog, tells us more of Pastor Lanse . Pastor lanse must have worked very hard benefiting many though. May more people be inspired by her going all the way working for Dharma.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/letters-cards-gifts/a-precious-vajrayogini-for-someone-special.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jan 20. 2021 02:54 PM
    Merely by looking at the holy image of H H Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche is a blessing. Could imagine it when those who have met H H Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche in person…. the kind of feeling . What a blessing it is to see such a very rare and holy image of H H Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche in Tantric dress. He was one of the great lamas of the twentieth century. He was the root lama of both tutors of the 14th Dalai Lama and the teacher of many of the other Tibetan lamas who have been bringing the Dharma to the West.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/kyabje-pabongka-rinpoche-in-tantric-dress.html
  • sarassitham
    Tuesday, Jan 19. 2021 11:51 PM
    The soothing sounds of nature have helped literally hundreds of thousands of people across the world with finding an inner calmness to help them with study, getting to sleep, relaxing, meditating and chill out.

    I enjoyed all the sharing but I loved to hear the spring bird songs. To me the calming sounds of nature are a natural tonic for mind, body and wellbeing. Thank you for the interesting sharing.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jan 19. 2021 02:38 PM
    Rei Kawakubo, self-taught Japanese fashion designer known for her avant-garde clothing designs and her high fashion label. She is one of the most influential designers of the late 20th century. Making a name in the western fashion world with very unique design . She has changed not the way we think of the fashion world but the way fashion and thought can coexist in culture and commerce inspiring new generation of designers. Looking at those clothing she had designed is unbelievable and truly unique indeed.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing of a talented Japanese designer.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/rei-kawakubo-grand-dame-of-hiroshima-chic.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jan 19. 2021 02:36 PM
    Reading this interesting post again of the 5th Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden . The story of how Dorje Shugden become the Protector of Our Time. Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen was an important Gelugpa lama and a contemporary of the 5th Dalai Lama. His extraordinary scholarly knowledge, spiritual practice and having a very close relationship with the 5th Dalai Lama had then causing a lot of jealousy and tension among the officers of the 5th Dalai Lama. Tulku Drakpa was often considered to be more popular then it eclipsed the Dalai Lama’s. Many people all over Tibet, Mongolia and China would come to pay their respects to Tulku Drakpa, and request teachings from him. As Tulku Drakpa’s fame grew, it eclipsed the Dalai Lama’s. Without the 5th Dalai Lama knowledge the officers who was so devoted to their master plot the murder of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen. They had different ways to kill Tulku Drakpa many times without any success. As Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen earlier promise to Nechung to arise as an Protector, finally revealed the method to his own death. Interesting story one must read to understand better. It was a sacrifice he chosen to fulfil and uphold in order to become the Protector of Our Time.
    After realized the mistakes done by his officers, the 5th Dalai Lama composed prayers, crafted a statue to recognize Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen as a Dharma protector. He even built Trode Khangsar which now stand in the heart of Tibet.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/the-fifth-dalai-lama-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jan 17. 2021 06:28 PM
    Chengdu is a sub-provincial city which serves as the capital of the Chinese province of Sichuan. The city is also home to the famous Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, a conservation center where visitors can view endangered giant pandas in a natural habitat. Been an ancient city with a history of more than 3,100 years, it offer many tourist attraction. Many of the ancient sites around Chengdu reflect the influence of Buddhism, as well as the agricultural history of the region. Thousands of tourists both locally and internationally will flock to this city the beauty of it. It seem Chengdu is one of the most leisurely cities in the world. Well , Chengdu is famous for its spicy hot pot and many other mouth tingling dishes. This is because of the world famous Sichuan peppercorn that is grown in the region. Not only that the Giant statues of the Buddha one in Leshan, show the enduring presence of Buddhism on the area.
    Reading this post help a lot for those first timers visitors like me. I am glad my friends and me made it there to see for ourselves. I wish i could revisit this beautiful and exciting Chengdu again in future. Loved seeing those ancient architecture of those temples and of the city.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful post with details.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/must-visit-chengdu-exotic-and-exciting.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jan 17. 2021 06:26 PM
    Many monasteries have their own Dharma Protectors to safeguard the organisation and its interests. Setrap is one of them , they will propitiate their Dharma protectors every month to request for protection, blessings, and assistance for the growth of the Dharma and the well-being of the sangha. Each and every monasteries have their own. Interesting read of this article all about the close historical relationship between Dorje Shugden and Setrap.
    Setrap is emanation of the wrathful emanation of Buddha Amitabha, while Dorje Shugden is emanation of Manjushri. Setrap is an ancient Dharma Protector from the holy land of Bodhgaya in India. Sworn to protect the teachings and the practice was introduced to Tibet, and has since flourished. Many great Lamas and Geshes are known to have practised both Setrap, as Gaden Shartse’s Dharma protector, and also Dorje Shugden. They cannot be wrong definitely where Dorje Shugden is not an evil as claimed by the CTA. They knew the practice is very beneficial . has been the Dharma Protector of Gaden Shartse Monastery for the past 600 years. Dalai Lama visited the Dharma protector Setrap’s chapel in Gaden Shartse Monastery, South India. Dalai Lama even consecrated the chapel with prayers and sees Setrap as an enlightened being. Dalai Lama also endorsed Setrap and his practice as a beneficial one where he did affirmed the practice of Dorje Shugden through such close association. Interesting read may more people read this article to have a clearer understanding.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/dalai-lama-blesses-setrap-chapel-in-gaden-monastery.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jan 17. 2021 06:24 PM
    Looking at those pictures and videos tell a thousand words. What is underneath those lakes mentioned , cannot be taken too lightly. Well-known lake monsters such as
    Loch Ness , Champ, Ogopogo and so forth has been sighted in those lakes around the world. Stories of a sea monster lurking in the depths of lakes are actually centuries old. To believe or not its up to individual. The unexplored darkness of lakes serve as one of the gateways for these fascinations. Many had claimed witnessing those creatures but with no hard evidence. People love to fill in mysterious areas of nature with myths of monsters. Sightings of such lakes creatures is interesting to many. I do believe there are such sea creatures inhabiting in those lakes centuries ago. Some of those creature’s names indeed new to me. Interesting to know that they do exist after all.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this interesting article.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/7-lake-monsters.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jan 15. 2021 04:00 PM
    Amazing ,truly beautiful 1000-armed Avalokitesvara. A special gift given by Joshua and family from Singapore to Rinpoche. I love looking at 1000-armed Avalokitesvara where ever I went seeing any images of it i will always stare at it hoping to get hold of it. Avalokiteśvara is one of the most famous bodhisattvas in Buddhism, who embodies the quality of compassion and having the ability to understand the suffering of others. Merely looking at this beautiful 1000-armed Avalokitesvara paints a thousand words.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/beautiful-1000-armed-avalokitesvara.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jan 15. 2021 03:58 PM
    Revisit this blog again as the miracles stories of Lama Tsongkhapa Statues truly interesting. We are fortunate to have met our Lama Tsem Rinpoche learning all the wonderful teachings of Lama Tsongkhapa. Its such a beneficial teachings and practicing it with so many amazing benefits for us all. Reading this post have me increased my knowledge. Looking at the rare foot print of Lama Tsongkapa which is a sign of his tantric achievements is indeed a blessing for us. The practice of Migtsema is amazing and powerful as it contains the meaning of all the Buddha’s 84,000 teachings.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/benefits-and-miraculous-signs-of-lama-tsongkhapas-statues.html

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Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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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
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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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The Largest Buddha Shakyamuni in Russia | 俄罗斯最大的释迦牟尼佛画像- https://bit.ly/2Wpclni
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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
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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
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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!!!
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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
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
2 yearss ago
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
2 yearss 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
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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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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Update on Empowerment cookies, special holiday packaging. The bakers are most grateful for the overwhelming support of 834 tubs ordered, with a big order of 314 tubs from a group of friends. Thank you to those cookie lovers who couldn’t get enough of it. Watch out for the next update. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Update on Empowerment cookies, special holiday packaging. The bakers are most grateful for the overwhelming support of 834 tubs ordered, with a big order of 314 tubs from a group of friends. Thank you to those cookie lovers who couldn’t get enough of it. Watch out for the next update. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thank you, generous and kind donors, made possible by Alice Smith School's Official Site through their Build Kindness Campaign. The whooping amount of RM63,000 will provide much needed food to 25 poor families for the next 12 months. On behalf of these families, thank you! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thank you, generous and kind donors, made possible by Alice Smith School's Official Site through their Build Kindness Campaign. The whooping amount of RM63,000 will provide much needed food to 25 poor families for the next 12 months. On behalf of these families, thank you! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
The global pandemic hasn't been easy for all of us. Some find it diffucult to find a job to support the family. Despite that, we are still delivering basic food pack to our recipients nationwide. Thank you to our volunteers, donors, and sponsors. Without your support, we would be unable to reach out to many families. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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The global pandemic hasn't been easy for all of us. Some find it diffucult to find a job to support the family. Despite that, we are still delivering basic food pack to our recipients nationwide. Thank you to our volunteers, donors, and sponsors. Without your support, we would be unable to reach out to many families. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thanks to Yap Optometry for gifting Robert a new pair of glasses to see better. We wish him many clear and bright days ahead. Thank you to all sponsors. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thanks to Yap Optometry for gifting Robert a new pair of glasses to see better. We wish him many clear and bright days ahead. Thank you to all sponsors. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Donation received to date: RM33,468.00 Yes! We've achieved the target for the #TamanNegara project. Fundraising is closed for this project. Thank you to all donors, 113 Orang Asli families will benefit from it. Stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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In memory of Wilson Lee, one of our most dedicated volunteers in Penang. Our heartfelt condolences to Wilson's wife, Tze Ling, family and friends. Our thoughts are with them for their loss. Thank you for your kindness and service to KSK Penang. From all of us in KSK.
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In memory of Wilson Lee, one of our most dedicated volunteers in Penang. Our heartfelt condolences to Wilson's wife, Tze Ling, family and friends. Our thoughts are with them for their loss. Thank you for your kindness and service to KSK Penang. From all of us in KSK.
Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
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Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families  ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
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Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
5 months ago
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
6 months ago
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
7 months ago
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
8 months ago
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
8 months ago
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
8 months ago
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
8 months ago
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
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KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
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KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
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Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
10 months ago
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
10 months ago
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
10 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
10 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
10 months ago
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
10 months ago
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
10 months ago
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
10 months ago
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
10 months ago
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
10 months ago
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
10 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
10 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
10 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
10 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
10 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
10 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
10 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
10 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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