Manjushri Initiation in Gaden Shartse

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(By Tsem Rinpoche)

We believe sponsoring the Dharma in anyway has many benefits. Some of the benefits are:

  1. One will understand easier the subject you are making available to others.
  2. You will have easy acccess to dharma in this and future lives.
  3. Whatever practice you engage in will get results.
  4. Less obstacles for your dharma practice. Your study of Dharma will be easier and to apply faster.
  5. Gaining lower/higher realizations.
  6. You will always be born near a great teacher with authentic lineage.
  7. You will receive support, care and help for your practice spontaneously.
  8. When you wish to bring dharma to others, the path will be easier.
  9. You will please great teachers, Bodhisattvas and all Buddhas generating a great amount of merit.
  10. You create causes for wealth. You can further sponsor or help the dharma to grow.
  11. You will purify obscurations to understanding emptiness.
  12. Higher goals will be easier to attain.
  13. Your five sensory faculties will be sharp and alert for the dharma.
  14. You will meet enlightened beings.
  15. You create causes for wealth. You can further sponsor or help the dharma to grow.

These are just some of the benefits you derive when you sponsor the dharma.

I requested the great erudite Master and Scholar Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Konchok Tsering of Gaden Shartse Monastery to bestow the sacred Manjushri initiation on the Sangha. Kensur Rinpoche agreed and there was a large turnout in the grand debate courtyard of Gaden Shartse Monastery to receive this initiation.

How auspicious as the monks must debate daily and prior to debates, they invoke Manjushri.

In this video I give you a light commentary in regards to this initiation that I had the great honour to sponsor. I will sponsor more in the future. Creating educated monks that can elucidate the Dharma is very important for Dharma’s proliferation.

Please take a watch.

Sincerely and with prayers,

Tsem Rinpoche
Gaden Shartse Monastery/Kechara
Oct 20, 2010

 

 

About Manjushri

Manjushri (Skt. Manjushri; Tib. འཇམ་དཔལ་དབྱངས་ Jampalyang) or Manjughosha is one of the eight great bodhisattvas who were the closest disciples of the Buddha. He is also the embodiment of the knowledge and wisdom of all the Buddhas, traditionally depicted with a sword in his right hand and a text in his left hand.

The word ‘manju’ means ‘charming, beautiful, pleasing’ and ‘shri’ means ‘glory, brilliance’. The bodhisattva is regarded as the crown prince of Buddhist teachings, or the one who can best explain Buddhist wisdom, is therefore able to extinguish our afflictions and bring about enlightenment. Manjushri earned this title because eons ago, he was the teacher for seven different Buddhas, the last being a previous incarnation of Buddha Shakyamuni.

Manjushri is often depicted with his right hand holding a double-edged flaming sword and his left hand holding a lotus flower on which rests the Prajnaparamita (Great Wisdom) Sutra. He is often seen riding a lion. The Prajnaparamita Sutra on the lotus flower symbolizes wisdom as pure as a lotus emerging out of the mud. The sword represents the sharpness of wisdom that cuts through illusion. The lion is called the king of a hundred animals, and this symbolises the stern majesty of wisdom.

In China he is also portrayed as a child with five topknots. This represents the profound fact that wisdom is true and non-dual. It’s purity is portrayed as the innocence of a child’s mind. When one’s mind is in such a state, one can reflect on the reality of existence. The five topknots are the five divisions of the Buddha’s wisdom: the wisdom of pure consciousness, the wisdom to reflect all things, the wisdom to regard all things equally and universally, the wisdom of profound insight, and the wisdom to seek the greatest good for oneself and others.

The sacred site of Manjushri is Wu-Tai Shan. Also known as Five-Peaked Mountain, it lies in the province of Shanxi in eastern China. As described in a sutra, Shakyamuni predicted that after he enter nirvana, Manjushri would reside on a mountain named Wu-Tai in a country in the east named ‘Great China,’ where he would teach the Buddhist dharma. Chinese, Tibetan, Korean, and Japanese Buddhists all regard Wu-Tai Shan as a sacred place for worshiping Manjushri. Many temples dedicated to this bodhisattva have been built there.

 

Biography of H.E. Kensur Konchok Tsering Rinpoche

H. E. Kensur Konchok Tsering Rinpoche

H. E. Kensur Konchok Tsering Rinpoche

H.E. Kensur Konchok Tsering Rinpoche was an Abbot-Emeritus of Gaden Shartse Monastery and is well known for his mastery of Buddhist study and teaching. ‘Kensur’ is a title bestowed on an illustrious abbot who has retired successfully from office. Kensur Rinpoche was born in 1934 in Markham, Tibet. At the age of 13, he became ordained as a monk in a monastery located in his hometown. Upon turning 17, he travelled to Gaden Shartse Monastery in Lhasa, and studied there until the events of 1959 in Tibet, when Kensur Rinpoche managed to escape into India. In 1980, Kensur Rinpoche received the esteemed Geshe Larampa degree after years of study. This title is only awarded to scholar-monks who graduate their monastic examinations with the highest honours. After this, he entered the Gyuto Tantric College in 1985 to further his studies. In 1989, he was appointed as one of the official teachers of Gaden Shartse Monastery.

In 1996, Kensur Rinpoche was appointed Abbot of Gaden Shartse Monastery. He continued to serve as abbot for the next 5 years with great success improving the education of the monastery greatly, until 2001. Having begun his education decades ago, Kensur Rinpoche was a master from the last generation of lamas who were educated according to the monastic system of old Tibet. He is revered as a great scholar-teacher of both Sutra and Tantra, holding a life-long devotion and commitment to the way of the Dharma. Even after retiring as abbot, he continued to teach with great passion and love for his students and the preservation of Buddha Dharma. He greatly advocated meditation, preparatory practices such as prostrations coupled with learning.

Kensur Rinpoche was one of the old masters who brought the teachings and practice from Tibet to India in the 1960s, and as a former abbot, he was instrumental in re-establishing the grandeur and monastic system of Gaden Shartse Monastery in its new home in South India. Kensur Rinpoche is remembered as a great scholar and teacher, creating a whole new generation of highly qualified, committed practitioners and teachers. In fact one of his students is the current incarnation of H.H. Zong Rinpoche.

 
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Other Forms of Manjushri

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Another form of Manjushri known as Manjushri Namasamgiti together with Dorje Shugden. Click on image to enlarge or click here for more beautiful thangkas.

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Another form of Manjushri known as Dharmadhatu Vagishvara Manjushri together with Dorje Shugden. Click on image to enlarge or click here for more beautiful thangkas.

White Manjushri. Click on image to enlarge or click here for more beautiful thangkas.

Guhya Manjushri. Click on image to enlarge or click here for more beautiful thangkas.

 

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  1. Joy on Nov 23, 2018 at 4:29 am

    Mantras in the waters of Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia

    Mantras represent the blessings of the enlightened beings in the form of sound. When we recite mantras they stimulate the various parts of our body to heal itself, to clear itself, to purify itself and to gain higher states of consciousness. Therefore, mantras are very powerful. They can be written, visualised or recited out aloud. The mantras of enlightened beings bless ordinary beings, animals, ethereal or formless beings and everyone in the environment.

    In Kechara Forest Retreat, Malaysia, we have a koi fish pond, on which sits a magnificent statue of Manjushri, the Buddha of Wisdom. When the fish circumambulate around Manjushri they are blessed by his divine presence. At the same time, people who come to visit the pond and circumambulate around Manjushri receive the same blessings.

    Along with the Manjushri fish pond, we also have a lake in Kechara Forest Retreat. In the middle of this lake is a Shakyamuni Buddha statue. In both these places we have placed Manjushri mantra stones underneath submerged under the water so that the animals, humans and beings who circumambulate these holy statues, not only circumambulate the images of the Buddhas but also sacred mantras. The is done in order to plant the seeds of enlightenment in their mindstreams so that in the future they are able to realise Bodhicitta, the realisation of Emptiness and higher states of consciousness. So, I thought I would share this little video with everyone. Thank you.

    Tsem Rinpoche
    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com
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  2. Joy on Nov 23, 2018 at 4:29 am

    This video, narrated in Chinese, features Manjushri mantra stones. These are stones carved with the sacred mantra of Manjushri, the Buddha of Wisdom. The mantra of any Buddha is basically the manifestation of the enlightened being in the form of sound. Therefore, Manjushri’s mantra embodies the special qualities of his transcendent wisdom. Offering of these mantras stones is likened to an offering of Manjushri-like speech to the Three Jewels.

    Sponsoring and offering such stones has the benefit of gaining deeper insight into spiritual practice, improving one’s memory, critical thinking, creativity, language and the purification of negative karma related to speech. It also promotes the development of powerful speech that has a positive impact on others.

    In the video we see mantra stones placed at the majestic Four-armed Manjushri statue in Kechara Forest Retreat, Malaysia. The more stones are offered there, the more benefit it brings to the person circumambulating and paying homage to Lord Manjushri. These stones are available at Naropa’s Cave in Kechara Forest Retreat and can be offered to the statue of Manjushri here just as you see in the video.

    Tsem Rinpoche
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    https://video.tsemtulku.com/videouploads/comment-1542838906.mp4


  3. Valentina Suhendra on Oct 25, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    Dear All

    I would like to share with you the sacred prayer of Manjushri – A Concert Names of Manjushri (’Jam-dpal mtshan-brjod, Skt. Mañjuśrī-namasamgiti), which consists of 160 verses and mantra sentences. One version is translated by Alexander Berzin, a scholar, translator, and teacher of Tibetan Buddhism, and the other one is from FPMT.

    Valentina

  4. Wan Wai Meng on Nov 17, 2015 at 4:21 am

    Rejoice for the many monks who are receiving the Manjushri initiaiton and for institutions like Gaden Shartse who are centers of learnings.

  5. Choo Weng Loong on May 30, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this video . Rejoice to those who received the initiation through your sponsorship . May the teaching of Lord Buddha spread far & wide . May I have the resources to do the same . Also the benefits of sponsoring the Dharma is overwhelming

  6. Datuk May on May 30, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    Manjushri is the Buddha of wisdom and an initiation of Manjushi is very empowering for the purpose of acquiring comprehension of the supreme Dharma. Thank you, Rinpoche for sponsoring such a powerful initiation.

    Yes it is very meritorious to sponsor the perpetuation of the Dharma with all necessary resources from skills of an individual, time and financial.

  7. sandra on Mar 12, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    Such a nice post elucidating the benefits of sponsoring dharma practitioners for their learning aid. This encourages one to engage in such extremely meritorious deeds for the benefit of all sentient beings. The sangha is our third jewel and without them fools like us would not know anything, with no chance of even hearing the word buddha or liberation. May all practitioners become real, firm and successful in their practice. May those who aren’t there yet in learning of the dharma gain much merits and ascend the path to liberation. Lovely lovely post. May the three jewels always have auspiciousness and the great victorious teachers never part from all sentient beings.

  8. Becky on Jun 4, 2014 at 12:12 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this post and the video, and the very clear explanation to us.
    I always like Manjushri and love him so much!
    We must always think that we can do and help no matter we are getting old and like H.E. Khensur Tsering Rinpoche does to benefit the monks in the monastery.

  9. Wylfred Ng on Dec 25, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for the sharing.

    Rejoice to those who received the Manjushri initiation.

    And there are so many benefits of sponsoring dharma.

    That is the drive that keep me volunteering in Kechara. I do not know what have i done in my previous life that can make me meet Kechara and Rinpoche in this life.

    Hope that in my next life i can born in a place that have dharma center and Guru for me to further practice the dharma.

    Thank Rinpoche for the sharing.

  10. Klara Morakova on Mar 26, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    the voice..:-) thank you Rinpoche!

  11. Jace Chong on Jan 22, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing about how meritorious to sponsor Dharma.

    And I agree with what Rinpoche’s teachings about being an old man in Samsara and an old man in Dharma, it’s completely different. If we do not have any Dharma, most of us will end up with sitting there, nothing to do and wait our time up. Then we reincarnate in the samsara again again, maybe get worst, maybe stay the same and repeat the process endlessly.

    Like all the lamas, living for others is so much meaningful, every minute and second they spend for others, and fully apply the Dharma to benefit others. Although this require more hardship than the worldly living, this leads to something which to renounce from Samsara forever.

    Like what Rinpoche said in the video, may all of us be able to sponsor Dharma, in anyway we can, and may the Dharma flourish more.

  12. abby f on Jan 22, 2013 at 6:03 am

    It is very meritorious to sponsor monks in the monastery especially sponsoring the monks books to study. We create a cause for monks to learn Dharma up, then they can teach, uphold the lineage and benefit others with their Dharma. We create a cause that many will be benefited and when people get the knowledge, there are possibilities that people get realization, therefore there are possibilities also suffering will be less and less or even come to an end.

    By sponsoring monks, we create also the connection between us and the monasteries. Then we could get benefits too, because we will have to learn from a Guru eventually. All the monks that you’re sponsoring now one day they could be someone’s Guru, just like the Guru you have now. For us to be able to practice Dharma now, it is because someone has sponsored to and contributed for the growth of the Dharma and Sangha. This is why we have a qualified Guru now with us.

  13. Lim (KH JB) on Jan 22, 2013 at 3:06 am

    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing this video to us…

    May all of us create more causes and merits to receive Manjushri initiation to lesser my ignorance and get more understanding in Dharma…

    And may all of us able to do more sponsorship for Dharma to enjoy the benefits as above…

  14. Davin on Jan 21, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this video of Manjushri initiation. It is so wonderful and great benefit to have receive Manjushri initiation. Manjushri is a Bodhisattva of Great Wisdom, who cuts through the darkness of ignorance. He bestows blessings of clarity of thought and speech.

  15. patsy on Jan 20, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for sharing this video. We are very fortunate and blessed to be able to see this sacred video to have an insight of how rituals are performed by high lamas and to hear the voice and chanting of H.E Kensur Konchok Tsering Rinpoche and the monks in Gaden Shartse Monastery.

    Many years ago Rinpoche gave a Manjushri initiation to a group of people and I was one of them. Through Manjushri practice I am able
    to focus better, my memory is better and my understanding of the dharma is easier. Thank you, Rinpoche, for bestowing the initiation to us.

  16. AdelineTan on Jan 20, 2013 at 1:21 am

    We are so fortunate to see this rare and precious video of Manjushri Initiation given to the monks by such a High Lama H E Kensur Konchok Tsering Rinpoche and to hear the holy chanting by the sanghas members in Gaden Shartse Monastery.Hope that we will be able to receive this initiation from our Guru H E Tsem Tulku Rinpoche one day.

  17. Jutika on Jan 19, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    I believed that sponsoring such a big and high event such as an Manjushri Initiation in Gaden Shartse is truly a very high honer, imagine to have the Merits to be able to have the honor to do so.

    I f i had that one opportunity to just sponsor this great and Meritorious event i will definitively gram the opportunity to do so.

    What Rinpoche said about the benefits of sponsoring such a great event is true and makes sense.

    Love
    Jutika

  18. Pastor Chia on Jan 19, 2013 at 2:47 am

    How fortunate we are able to receive teaching and understanding more about Manjushiri.

    Many years ago, i started to engage of Manjushiri practice. It helped me improved a lot of my memory, learn dharma become quicker. It improving my dharma knowledge until today. Thank you for the Rinpoche has empower and bless me with Manjushiri practice.

  19. Sharon Saw on Jan 18, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this video and the detailed commentary. It is so wonderful to see this grand master, HE Kensur Konchok Tsering, giving Manjushri initiation to the monastery. All the monks, from the high Lamas to the junior monks, look so intent and humble during the initiation. To be able to sponsor such a meritorious event is so rare and should be seized upon for all the benefits Rinpoche has mentioned.

    What stuck out for me in particular was that teachings cannot happen without sponsors – we should make strong prayers that we can sponsor prayers in the monastery to request these grand masters to pass down the lineage teachings to the younger monks so there will be a new generation of teachers.

    By sponsoring the teachings, the monastery is able to survive, and for the sponsors, we create the causes to have teachers of the lineage at Kechara in future also.

  20. KYC on Jan 18, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    Rinpoche has given fifteen benefits of sponsoring the Dharma. There are so many ways one can sponsor the Dharma and we receive so much in return. What we receive is so precious and rare that we shouldn’t think twice about sponsoring. Even if we are not rich, we can still give a small amount, for example, to sponsor the weekly pujas and dharma classes. Dharma will flourish because of kind sponsors who make it possible for others to receive teachings and blessings.

  21. sarahyap on Jan 18, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    Wow! How wonderful that the monks in Gaden can get this beautiful initiation of Manjushri, and it’s all thanks to the sponsors for making this happen.

    Sponsoring the monks in all ways is not only meritorious, but it is a way to ensure the Dharma to grow and continue for a long time. It is almost equal to requesting for the wheel of Dharma to be turned.

    Take for example, if Rinpoche never had a sponsor previously and now, we won’t have this blog, or a temple to go to. It is through the kindness and generosity of these sponsors that we can learn the Dharma.

    If we truly believe in karma, that what negative actions we do will have a domino effect on our life and cause us to ‘pay’ the debt when this negative karmic seed ripens… then when we sponsor something as meritorious as this, we will reap continuous benefits from it.

    Imagine, to be the cause for hundreds of monks to receive an initiation that will confer them much wisdom and at the same time carry on the lineage… and for every person this very monk benefits, it is all due to one’s kindness and generosity of making it happen… how cool is that? =)

  22. jennifer on Jan 18, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us the video and also the teachings on the Manjushri Initiation in Gaden Shartse Monastery.

    Just watching the video, listening to the detailed explanation by Rinpoche and the chanting by H E Kensur Konchok Rinpoche and the monks, fills me with tears – tears of joy and humility ! It is such a honour to be able to ‘be there’ witnessing the initiation. And with Rinpoche’s explanation , know what was going on and what was being done.

    We are so blessed that we all have the many opportunities to sponsor the Dharma, in whatever form we can – be it monetary, time and effort. Giving comes from the heart and there is no greater joy than giving/sponsoring unconditionally when we know that the ultimate results benefits and serves so many many more sentient beings.

    May KFR manifest swiftly and smoothly, that millions and millions of people come through the doors and benefit from the teachings of the Dharma and bring forth the Dharma to many millions more!

  23. Joy on Jan 5, 2013 at 1:42 am

    What a great honour it is to be able to watch Manjushri initiation take place in Gaden Monastery with all it’s pomp and glory. And thank you Rinpoche for taking the time to explain to us the significance of it all. We are indeed very fortunate to come to know of Manjushri’s great benefits and receive his initiations and mantras from Rinpoche.

    Manjushri dispels the darkness in our minds and his sadhana, even his mantra is so efficacious and the results is swift! Like Manjushri’s sword of wisdom, it cuts through all our negative ignorance and one actually finds that one’s mind becomes so more clear like the list of benefits Rinpoche stated above. Manjushri’s practice is one practice that is so effective, that one will immediately see results in one’s mind. Perhaps one day many will receive this great initiation in Kechara, perhaps in KFR.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this treasure with us so that we can see and learn how ancient wisdom are being initiated by erudite masters like Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Konchok Tsering. May these great Masters live long to turn the wheel of Dharma.

  24. lanse on Jan 4, 2013 at 1:33 am

    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing with us the sacred and rare video and also Rinpoche’s explanation.

    From the benefits of sponsoring Dharma, it is very clear that whatever we are helping others to gain, we are creating the cause for us to gain it too. And, whatever we are giving out to help others, we will get it back too. Of course we need to do it with pure motivation to help but not to get back.

    I pray that one day Rinpoche will confer a mass Manjushri Initiation here in Malaysia, in our Kechara Forest Retreat. Many will be benefited from that. I pray that the lineage of Lama Tsongkhapa who is the emanation of Lord Manjushri will spread wide and far from here.

  25. DR on Sep 30, 2012 at 12:55 am

    How blessed and fortunate we are that at this age and time, we are able to see centuries old rituals being performed by high Lamas and also able to hear the Lamas holy voices.

    Many years ago, H.E Tsem Rinpoche also gave a Manjushri initiation to afew hundred people, mostly school children. My children were among the fortunate ones. Till today, we are still doing Gangloma daily and all three of my kids sure turned out all right.

  26. Joe Ang on Sep 26, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Thank you for sharing this video of Manjushri initiation by H.E. Khensur Konchok Tsering Rinpoche with commentary by Rinpoche, explaining about the procedures and guiding us throughout the video.

    We are so lucky to be able to see H.E. Kensur Konchok Tsering Rinpoche on video and to be able to hear his holy voice. This video gives us a glimpse of Gaden Shartse Monastery, and all the young Rinpoches. How fortunate for us that haven’t yet have the chance to visit this great monastery.

  27. David Lai on Sep 25, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    This is such a neat video of a sacred Manjushri initiation. It is indeed a rare treat to be able to witness the actual process and the accompanying narration from Rinpoche does give a lot of insight into the actual sacred process. I think it would be nice if Rinpoche does give a Lama Tsongkhapa or a Manjushri initiation in KH one day. But I guess it would all depend on how things goes and how well we do our work and keep our commitments.

    • David Lai on Jan 18, 2013 at 7:55 pm

      Oh, I am listening to this beautiful explanation by Rinpoche again. It is so beautiful to see the saffron-clad monks, especially the wizened Kensur Konchok Tsering Rinpoche. He is such an esteemed Lama and is so well-respected because he had mastered the greatest texts and commentaries to enlightenment and is able to deliver them with grace, wit and a lot of wisdom.

      I love to hear the chants of the monks, the humility of the highest Tulkus of the monastery, bowing and requesting for the great master to bestow them initiation. Rinpoche named many of the Tulkus and monks, and he even told us a story or two of how they were discovered in the monastery. Along the way, Rinpoche also explained the procedure and what’s happening at each crucial moment of the initiation.

      I love the explanation, the care, the devotion and rich tradition that goes into the bestowal of the initiation. Rinpoche also gave a great commentary, explanation and all this came so naturally from Rinpoche. It would seemed that Rinpoche had prepared his notes and stuff but no, he gave it impromptu. Just another wonderful, enlightening and educational teaching from Rinpoche. This is not to mention that I am also very much into Manjushri.

  28. freon on Dec 17, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Not looking at the benefit, but, by sponsoring the monks especially on the education sides, so that they can have support on financial and no worry on where to get the money, i am happy already.

  29. Anila on Oct 21, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    I believe taking Manjushri Initiation will help your mindstream. This is my testimony and my experiences regarding Manjushri Initiations. I don’t read a lot. When I assisted Rinpoche in going round Malaysia to raise funds for the Monastery to build 35 apartments for the monks to stay. I was very slow in my understanding Dharma teachings and my memory was very bad. I must say I am a blur. I was lucky when Rinpoche go to every town that we go to he will give Manjushri Initiations during the fund raising tour. At every Manjushri Initiations I had the opportunity to sit in as I was Rinpoche’s assistant at that time. In addition Rinpoche ask me to do a Retreat of OM AH RA PAD SA NA DEE one million times. I am proud to say with Rinpoche’s help I feel I have improved in my memory, more sharp and understand teachings more easily.

  30. John C on Oct 21, 2010 at 7:01 am

    Hi,

    Is that a Manjushri thangka at the bottom there? I had an idea of it before but this is the first time i remember seeing one with a snowlion in too! Awesome 🙂

    Jon 🙂

    • tsemtulku on Oct 21, 2010 at 7:02 am

      Manjushri has many forms. Yes this is Lord Manjushri on a Snow Lion. Nice huh? May you be protected by Him. Tsem Tulku

      • John C on Oct 22, 2010 at 5:17 am

        Thankyou Rinpoche,
        Yes its very nice! I had an idea of something similar around this time last year, i think i woke up with just the mental picture of a figure and a snow lion on a hill, but i couldn’t find anything like it at the time. The figure stood behind the snow lion was you and you had quite a stern expression, there was a feeling of a lot of energy and potential, of something that needed to be done and going to happen. The nearest i got to the image was He-Man and Cringer 🙂
        It was such a powerfull image and idea that i was thinking of getting a tattoo of it but was hindered by a lack of a good image and that a lot of people though it a bad idea (i would have checked with you first to see if it was ok and a suitable thing to do). I think i liked the idea of carrying that memory with me, of the energy, and of being connected to it.

        Jon 🙂

  31. Raluca Anghel on Oct 21, 2010 at 6:51 am

    interesting…

  32. Eric on Oct 20, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    Guru” Thanks for sharing this. 🙂

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  • Pastor Lanse
    Thursday, Dec 12. 2019 05:30 PM
    Kyabje Zong Rinpoche: Birth, Death & Bardo

    Birth, death and bardo: what are these three things? How do people die? We have to understand what we mean by birth, death and bardo in general. We must know how the bardo is entered. We die, go into bardo, take birth, again die going yet again into bardo. There is an unending cycle of the three; no end to it at all. It is useful to develop aversion to Samsara (or Cyclic Existence) and very good for practice to know this.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/zong-rinpoche-birth-death-and-bardo.html
  • S.Prathap
    Thursday, Dec 12. 2019 04:02 PM
    This is interesting and good article to read and provided many information of holy places.It is always good to visit spiritual power places. it can open up dharma seeds within us and bless our minds to engage in spiritual practice.
    Great to get know what we suppose to do at these Holy place ,recite prayers, make offerings and so forth to intoxicate one selves with the blessings of the place.Thank you so much for the article and beautiful pictures.

    Read more : https://bit.ly/2Pw2Jko
  • Yee Yin
    Thursday, Dec 12. 2019 01:43 PM
    People often relate witchcraft to evil practice. However, in this modern time, no one is penalised for practising witchcraft. It is not a main stream religious practice and people can practise it freely.

    Therefore, it is very ridiculous for the Tibetan leadership to penalise Dorje Shugden practitioners because of their faith. Dorje Shugden practice started about 300-400 years ago and it has never been a threat to national security, there is no reason it should be banned. May the ban be lifted soon and no more discrimination against Dorje Shugden practitioners.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/witches.html
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Dec 11. 2019 05:13 PM
    Rinpoche have shown us an example to have faith and trust in Buddha. When pray sincerely, have trust and faith our wishes will be fulfilled.Buddha will bless us when we have sincere motivation.
    Really a good article about Medicine Buddha .It is really inspiring and thank you very much for sharing with us.
  • nicholas
    Wednesday, Dec 11. 2019 05:04 PM
    The Rain Stopper

    A few years ago, I think in 2005, His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche and a few of us went to Kathmandu, Nepal to buy Buddha statues for our outlets in Malaysia, it was around July and it was a rainy season in Nepal, so it rained almost daily during the daytime and it made the shopping trip somewhat troublesome, because the statue shops in Nepal are mostly in Boudanath and it was not a covered shopping mall, you have to go from shop to shop in the rain. We were staying in Hyatt Regency Kathmandu then and it was raining quite heavily as we were waiting at the lobby for the taxis to bring us to Boudanath, Rinpoche commented that it was another tiresome rainy day, and he said to us “You guys wait here, I am going to talk to my friends”, then Rinpoche left the seat, walked towards the hotel entrance, and start staring at the gloomy sky while mumbling something. The few of us who looked at each other, and all turned to stared at Rinpoche, this lasted for about 5 minutes, then Rinpoche walked back to us and said “It’s ok now, I just talked to them and they are OK with it, we can leave soon.” True enough, in about 5 minutes, the downpour turned into drizzle, and we hopped into the taxis, by the time the taxis were speeding along the bustling streets of Kathmandu, the rain stopped completely.

    http://bit.ly/2m9CLIr
  • nicholas
    Wednesday, Dec 11. 2019 03:11 PM
    It is extremely worrying to know that parts of America such as Texas and Florida are experiencing the impact of powerful hurricanes. The horrendous natural disasters have destroyed thousands of homes, businesses, offices and facilities in these areas. Sadly however, during such disasters, animals are often the first ones to be left behind, and saving the life of a human takes precedence over the life of an animal. The same thing happened during the recent Hurricane Harvey in Florida. But this time around, what was most disturbing was the fact that animals were left behind to die during the disaster.

    The helpless animals, such as dogs in this case, have had to suffer immensely during the storms. As can be seen in the article, there is an uproar regarding dogs being tied up during the hurricanes which made it impossible for them to escape. In fact, the authorities may have encouraged people to leave their pets behind in some areas, but they should not have been tied up and left to suffer from the strong winds and rain. No one wants to be put in such a position, and neither do animals.

    Read more at http://bit.ly/2E8aHuY
  • nicholas
    Wednesday, Dec 11. 2019 03:01 PM
    The mere mention of the Lizard Man conjures creepy images of mutant-like humanoid reptilians. Interestingly, despite possible disapproval from the grammar police, the term “Lizard Man” is used interchangeably to refer to a broad spectrum of bipedal hominid-like reptilian creatures (sometimes also referred to as “Homo-subterreptus) instead of just one specific cryptid. Thus, reported sightings of Lizard Man vary from scaly humans to large bipedal lizards, small dinosaurs and everything else in-between.

    It is no surprise that many theories have been put forward in an attempt to crystallise the undefined nature and origin of the Lizard Man. Essentially, there are two leading theories – one based on evolution and the other on extra-terrestrials.

    Read more about the Creepy Tales of the Lizard Man at http://bit.ly/348HLxA
  • nicholas
    Wednesday, Dec 11. 2019 02:55 PM
    Buddha Shakyamuni gave three reasons as to why He had chosen Kushinagar (in today’s northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh) to pass away:

    It was the proper venue for teaching the Maha-Sudassana Sutra (Story of the Great King of Glory).
    Subhadda, whom Buddha Shakyamuni felt still needed to be given teachings, was there. Subhadda consequently became the last monk to be ordained by Buddha Shakyamuni; upon meditating on the teachings received directly from the Buddha, he swiftly became an arhat (perfected) and entered Parinirvana shortly before Buddha Shakyamuni.
    Buddha Shakyamuni foresaw that His disciples would argue over the sharing of His relics. He wanted Doha, a wise and respected old Brahmin of Kushinagar, to mediate the disciples’ disagreements.

    Read more about the Important Sites of Buddhist Pilgrimage – Kushinagar, India at http://bit.ly/2P9tU5A
  • nicholas
    Wednesday, Dec 11. 2019 02:39 PM
    On June 21, 2015, Kechara had the privilege and great merits to witness an auspicious trance in Wisdom Hall at Kechara Forest Retreat. H.E. Tsem Rinpoche briefly describes here the history and background of trances, and what happened on the day itself.

    For the first time in history, a Tibetan oracle had the invocation done for the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden to enter or take trance, and there were no Tibetan monks involved. It was all local, lay Malaysians who did the invocation. Our people practiced very hard and diligently with a lot of sincerity and commitment for many weeks, to do the chanting, to learn the rituals and to ensure the procedure was done right. And everything was a great success.

    On the fateful day as preordained, we escorted Chojela to the prayer hall where there were 700 people (by invitation only) waiting to witness and to get blessings of the trance. We then assisted him in dressing in the correct regalia of the official oracle, including the hat and the boots. The instruments of trance such as the sword and spears were nearby along with the noose. The invocation was done and Dorje Shugden entered very smoothly into the oracle. He immediately got up as per tradition and did a very special Vajra dance in our prayer hall, which is the dance of clearing the obstacles.

    Read more about this historical moment of 700 Meet A Buddha at http://bit.ly/38oe0vP
  • nicholas
    Wednesday, Dec 11. 2019 02:29 PM
    The rabbis call on their “fellow Jews to transition toward animal-free, plant-based diets.This approach to sustenance is an expression of sharing Jewish values of compassion for animals, protection of the environment, and concern for our physical and spiritual well-being.”

    Read more about Rabbis Urge Jews to Go Vegan in Global Campaign at http://bit.ly/2RF5vGT
  • Yee Yin
    Wednesday, Dec 11. 2019 01:40 PM
    The crow pheasant is a beautiful bird, I saw this bird just yesterday. It is good to know that it is a good omen. It somehow gives me an assurance that things will only get better. Sometimes when people are lost and not sure if they have made the right decision, seeing signs like this can really calm people’s mind.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/the-crow-pheasant-bringer-of-auspicious-omens.html
  • Sofi
    Wednesday, Dec 11. 2019 12:37 AM
    The 14th Dalai Lama’s prayer to Dorje Shugden

    This is the prayer to Dorje Shugden as composed by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama at Dungkar Monastery of Domo Geshe Rinpoche. It is good to recite daily or when in need of help. You can see in the prayer His Holiness enthrones Dorje Shugden as the “supreme collected nature of all Gurus and Protective Deities and requests to grant siddhis” (attainments). Ordinary spirits cannot grant siddhis therefore in this prayer, Dalai Lama recognized Dorje Shugden as a superior being who can grant two types of siddhis. Ordinary and extra-ordinary siddhis. His Holiness surely could not be tricked by a spirit. His Holiness saw Dorje Shugden as a superior being embodying the gurus and Protective Deities who can grant two types of siddhis.

    Read of the 14th Dalai Lama’s prayer to Dorje Shugden: http://bit.ly/14DalaiLamaDSPrayer
  • Sofi
    Wednesday, Dec 11. 2019 12:32 AM
    The Fourth Takpu, Pema Vajra Jampel Tenpai Ngodrub

    Apart from his visions related to Dorje Shugden, Jampel Tenpai Ngodrub is said to have had numerous other mystical experiences. During a stay at Chubzang he had a vision of the sixty-two deity body mandala of Heruka Cakrasamvara, from whom he received the four initiations (dbang bzhi). He was also able to reveal the location of a sacred cave called Takten (rtag brtan) near Chubzang, which is related to Heruka. During a retreat at the Nyang caves (nyang phug) near Samye Monastery (bsam yas), he had a vision of Padmasambhava, his consorts, and his entourage of disciples. Although this may be interpreted as contradictory to the often perceived sectarian nature of this lineage, Padmasambhava appears to have been held in high regard. Trijang Lobzang Tendzin Gyatso, for example, also bestowed Padmasambhava empowerments and related teachings.

    Read about this great visionary Master who left precious legacies of practices: http://bit.ly/TakpuPemaVajra
  • S.Prathap
    Tuesday, Dec 10. 2019 04:35 PM
    Happy to see so many people attended this Dorje Shugden puja in Malacca Chapel . May more people know about Dorje Shugden Chapel to receive his blessings.It so happened to be in a historical and peak street of Malacca center point.
    May Dorje Shugden’s practice spread to all direction to benefit many more people in Malacca. As Malacca is a tourist destination for many tourist from all over the world. Thank you very much for sharing this article.

    Read more : https://bit.ly/36lnXIA
  • nicholas
    Tuesday, Dec 10. 2019 04:01 PM
    Rob Lowe is a famous actor and celebrity from Hollywood who has starred in such films as St Elmo’s Fire and also the very popular hit TV series The West Wing. Recently he and his sons did a series called The Lowe Files which is something like an X Files series. The family investigates strange happenings, occurrences, mysterious creatures, supernatural lore, unsolved mysteries and the like. Between the three of them, Rob Lowe has previously said that they have varying levels of skepticism. While Rob Lowe is more ready to believe in supernatural phenomenon, his sons profess to be more grounded and skeptical than their father.

    But with a show that focuses on such topics, of course it was only a matter of time that they covered Bigfoot. I was pleasantly surprised to see this episode because not many people, especially famous people, want to be associated with this genre of investigation. Let’s be honest – society thinks that people who investigate things like poltergeists and Bigfoot are generally regarded as a little different and quirky. So for someone who is famous to openly investigate, talk about and be interested in Bigfoot, is good for the field of investigation which is known as cryptozoology.

    Read more about Rob Lowe Face-To-Face with Bigfoot

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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First 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)
The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
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Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat\'s land here in Malaysia
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Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat's land here in Malaysia
Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
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Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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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The Largest Buddha Shakyamuni in Russia | 俄罗斯最大的释迦牟尼佛画像- https://bit.ly/2Wpclni
Sacred Vajra Yogini
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Sacred Vajra Yogini
Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
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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
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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
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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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
Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
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In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
7 months ago
There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
7 months ago
Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
7 months ago
Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden\'s grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
7 months ago
May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden's grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
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A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
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