Manjushri Initiation in Gaden Shartse

May 28, 2015 | Views: 2,987

(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. Samfoonheei on Dec 12, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    Manjushri is one of the most important iconic figures in Mahayana Buddhism and is known as the Bodhisattva of Great Wisdom. Manjushri, helps to cuts through ignorance and personifies correct knowledge. Manjushri grants wisdom, intelligence, mastery of the teaching, eloquence, memory, and the power of exposition. Wow Manjushri practice can be used to help us with our memory. Wow….great benefits if one sponsor the dharma. Rejoice to them receiving the initiation through Rinpoche’s sponsorship .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great sharing and explaining it.

  2. Samfoonheei on Nov 11, 2020 at 2:09 pm

    Manjushri is one of the eight great bodhisattvas who were the closest disciples of the Buddha. Manjushri is the embodiment of the knowledge and wisdom of all the Buddhas. So it is very meritorious to sponsor any things related to Dharma such as Pujas, books, and so forth.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this video and the explanations of the many benefits of sponsoring dharma practitioners for their learning . Rejoice to those who were there receiving the initiation through Rinpoche’s sponsorship .

  3. 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
    https://video.tsemtulku.com/videouploads/comment-1542840739.mp4


  4. 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
    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com
    https://video.tsemtulku.com/videouploads/comment-1542838906.mp4


  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

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

    the voice..:-) thank you Rinpoche!

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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…

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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? =)

  24. 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!

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

  32. 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 🙂

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

    interesting…

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

    Guru” Thanks for sharing this. 🙂

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  • payal
    Monday, Jun 10. 2024 04:27 AM
    really….such a stunning sacred image 1,000 Armed Avalokitesvara as gift from Joshua and family for Rinpoche . More so receiving it on Wesak Day is indeed wonderful. Merely looking at this stunning images is a blessing.
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, May 10. 2024 02:57 PM
    A card and hard disc from Sean Wang was truly a smart idea afterall. Nobody could imagine such idea but he did it. Placing thumb drives with millions and billions of Vajrayogini her holy mantra in Tibetan into the holy statue. Not only that drawing pictures too . Such a great idea whereby people come to make offerings, prostrate, circumambulate, collecting huge amount of merits for themselves and their love ones. Thanks to Sean Wang/
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/letters-cards-gifts/seans-got-a-great-idea.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, May 10. 2024 02:55 PM
    Reading this blog kindly reminded us of the most cherished people in our lives that’s our parents. Mother’s Day that is on this Sunday 12th of May and Father’s Day falls on the third Sunday in June. Teachers Day too important ……a day to honour and recognise their roles in our lives. Rinpoche always emphasised that we should not avoid the responsibility of repaying the kindness of the people who have helped us in our life. The only true way to honour and repay their kindness is to let them know that their kindness meant a lot to us . Do something good for them or someone else as this practice ultimately gives enormous power and possibilities for positive effects in many lives not just our own life. Simple saying thank you and expressing our appreciation can go a long way.
    Reading all those powerful quotes by Rinpoche gives us a lesson and example.
    Thank you Rinpoche and writers team for sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/celebrating-kindness-20-quotes-from-tsem-rinpoche.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 06:11 PM
    Achi Chökyi Drölma is the Dharma Protector of the Drikung Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. She also appears as a protector in the Karma Kagyu refuge tree as Achi Chodron. Although Achi has a particular committment to protect the Drikung Kagyu, she is recognized and practiced by all lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. To benefit the beings in samsara, she displays a limitless number of manifestations at different times and in different space dimensions. She vowed to protect the Drikung Kagyu lineage and its practitioners, removing inner and outer obstacles , a revered figure in Tibetan Buddhism, embodies the harmonious union of compassion, wisdom, and protective energy. a powerful wisdom-protector who guards and protects all sincere Dharma-practitioners to rely on her. She is also known for her power to confer wealth. She rose to protect Drikung Kagyu lineage while Dorje Shugden who rose to protect the Gelug teaching. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Gen Lobsang Phuljung for this interesting write up

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/achi-chokyi-drolma-chief-protectress-of-the-drikung-kagyu.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 06:00 PM
    Dorje Shugden is a special Dharma Protector who quickly fulfils wishes and sincere prayers. He brings healing, harmony and peace; protects from harm and obstacles and attracts opportunities for success and growth. To promote the practice of Dorje Shugden, Kechara has came up a easy way for more people to understand the Powerful Practice. Presented in six different languages as such in English, Tibetan བོད་ཡིག, Chinese 中文, Hindi हिंदी, Tamil தமிழ், Nepali नेपाली so everyone could access. All those materials were distributed to visitors free of charge at all Kechara outlets. Looking at those pictures of visitors says all of how Kechara had spreads the practice of Dorje Shugden like wild fire. More people will get to know and understand the true stories and benefits of Dorje Shugden.
    Thank you Rinpoche and writers for this great sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/kechara-spreads-the-practice-of-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 05:57 PM
    For the last 60 years, the Tibetan Government-in-Exile has exploited, abused, marginalised and persecuted their people. For the first time in six decades, since the Tibetans first entered a life in exile, we are seeing more and more examples of ordinary Tibetans speaking up against this exploitation. In years gone past, Tibetans would never have dared to voice their objections to the leadership. They have been mixing religion and politics ever since. A majority of the Tibetans in India are stateless, and been sufferings quietly. Hundreds of thousands of Tibetans were killed during the Chinese invasion, prompting the young Dalai Lama to flee into exile in 1959. Because of all the exploitation the younger Tibetan generation are willing to express and speaking up.
    Reading the commentary by a anonymous member of the Tibetan community tells us how those desperate Tibetans experienced all this while and to voice the truth. Interesting read. In order to achieve peace it is necessary to address the root of violence and conflict by having dialogue between the Chinese Government and the Tibetan Government.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/tibetan-refugee-youth-speaking-up.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 05:55 PM
    Coming up with these informative website is a great work of Rinpoche and writers team. With these website it had many people get to understand more of Tibetan Buddhism , great teachers teachings and of course all about the practice of Dorje Shugden. I am one of them , its was this website I got to know , learn, and understand about Tibetan Buddhism and Dorje Shugden.
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands and writers team .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/fantastic-new-dorje-shugden-website-launched.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 05:53 PM
    The legendary Ra Lotsawa Dorje Drak was born in the village of Nyenam,Southern Tibet amidst many auspicious signs of a high rebirth. Ra Lotsawa was a great tantric master and is one of the most controversial Buddhist teachers in Tibetan history who had used wrathful means to subjugate his opponents. One of the previous lives of Dorje Shugden is the renowned lama Ra Lotsawa Dorje Drak, Amongst his great deeds, Ra Lotsawa was known to have renovated many with Samye, Tibet’s first monastery. He also sponsored numerous new translation works, the copying and recitation of sacred scriptures, and the installation of Buddha statues. Interesting read of the biography of this great master. Ra Lotsawa Dorje Drakpa left behind a legacy of many great lamas, practitioners and preserving, as well as spreading this tantric system in Tibet.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/ra-lotsawa-dorje-drakpa-tibetan-master-of-the-vajrabhairava-tantra.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 05:51 PM
    Dorjé Shukden is a controversial Tibetan Buddhist protector deity, believed by some to be a wrathful spirit and by others to be an enlightened Buddha. The controversy that arose from this divided understanding over the last fifty years has impacted the Tibetan Buddhist community globally and continues to be relevant to observers and practitioners of Buddhism the world over. The Yellow Book, based on its cover. It was composed by Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche in 1970, but it was not published until 1973. Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche never intended for his book to be published but somehow it was published without his permission. According to the introduction, Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche authored this book in 1970 based on teachings given by Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, the junior tutor to the 14th Dalai Lama.The original intention of this book was to be complementary material to Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche’s book, Music Delighting An Ocean of Protectors, which was published six years before the Yellow Book. The Yellow Book did not circulate widely until several years later. It is a collection of cautionary tales and teachings but sadly some influential powerful officials and people who had corrupted the Gelug lineage . Interesting read.
    I am looking forward to finish reading this book.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Martin for this interesting sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/dr-christopher-bells-views-on-zemey-rinpoches-yellow-book.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 4. 2024 06:15 PM
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 4. 2024 06:13 PM
    Firebirds are mythical birds found in the folklore of many cultures. They are often depicted as magical birds with feathers that glow like flames or the sun. The mythology surrounding firebirds varies between cultures, but there are some common themes. In Greek mythology, the mythical bird known for its ability to be reborn from its ashes, symbolizing immortality and renewal. It is often depicted as a beautiful and majestic creature with brightly coloured feathers and a long tail. Interesting read of the stories related to the mythology, legend and folklore in this blog.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/beautiful-1000-armed-avalokitesvara.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 4. 2024 06:13 PM
    Wow….such a stunning sacred image 1,000 Armed Avalokitesvara as gift from Joshua and family for Rinpoche . More so receiving it on Wesak Day is indeed wonderful. Merely looking at this stunning images is a blessing. Its such a meaningful and beautiful gift.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/beautiful-1000-armed-avalokitesvara.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 4. 2024 06:09 PM
    For thousands of years a mystical paradise land hidden within the Himalayan Mountains called Shambhala also known by many names. For many generations, people have attempted to search for this paradise land of spiritual evolution.According to the legend, Shambhala is a place of peace and happiness. The existence of Shambhala is mentioned in the old scripture. There are many legends associated with the location of Shambhala. There are many great meditators that have travelled astrally to this beautiful paradise place sharing and describe their experiences. Reading through this interesting article again and again to understand better.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-mythical-land-of-shambhala.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 4. 2024 06:07 PM
    Cham Dance is the traditional dance of Tibetans. It involves a series of masked dances, which are usually performed by monks and laymen, wearing colourful costumes. These dances are vibrant and lively and are performed during annual festivals. Dorje Shugden Cham dance is one of them, is said to have originated in the Himalayan range and by far the date and year are kept as a treasured secret to this date. The Dorje Shugden cham dance is rare but not an obscure lineage; there are certain monasteries in Tibet who have practised this dance for hundreds of years. Dorje Shugden Cham dance is a colourful and impressive performance, performed by Buddhist monks who practiced Dorje Shugden. The Cham dance is very powerful and through the dance which depicts the truth of Dorje Shugden.There are a few variations of accounts on the history and the lineage of Dorje Shugden, written by various attained lamas in the last 350 years. Collected works on Dorje Shugden written by His H H Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche considered the most accurate account. As describes clearly how Dorje Shugden for many lifetimes had manifested high level Mahasiddhas. Dorje Shugden and his entourage of thirty-two deities are all depicted in the Cham dance as a World Peace Protector. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche great sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/dorje-shugden-cham-dance-in-nyemo-gyelche-monastery-tibet.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 20. 2024 04:08 PM
    Momo is a dumpling made of all-purpose flour and filled with either meat or vegetables. Inspired by Tibetan dumplings, the dish is a very popular Nepali street food. It is one of my favourite foods. Last year while in Kathmandu I am fortunate given the opportunity to learn and made vegetarian Momos.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing as it reminds me of trip there visiting some of the Holiest sites and trying my hand making momos then.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/making-nepalese-momos.html

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According to legend, Shambhala is a place where wisdom and love reign, and there is no crime. Doesn't this sound like the kind of place all of us would love to live in? https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=204874
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108 candles and sang (incense) offered at our Wish-Fulfilling Grotto, invoking Dorje Shugden's blessings for friends, sponsors and supporters, wonderful!
Dharmapalas are not exclusive to Tibetan culture and their practice is widespread throughout the Buddhist world - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=193645
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Dharmapalas are not exclusive to Tibetan culture and their practice is widespread throughout the Buddhist world - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=193645
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One of our adorable Kechara Forest Retreat's doggies, Tara, happy and safe, and enjoying herself in front of Wisdom Hall which has been decorated for Chinese New Year
Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
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Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
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On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
By the time I heard about Luang Phor Thong, he was already very old, in his late 80s. When I heard about him, I immediately wanted to go and pay my respects to him. - http://bit.ly/LuangPhorThong
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By the time I heard about Luang Phor Thong, he was already very old, in his late 80s. When I heard about him, I immediately wanted to go and pay my respects to him. - http://bit.ly/LuangPhorThong
It\'s very nice to see volunteers helping maintain holy sites in Kechara Forest Retreat, it\'s very good for them. Cleaning Buddha statues is a very powerful and effective way of purifying body karma.
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It's very nice to see volunteers helping maintain holy sites in Kechara Forest Retreat, it's very good for them. Cleaning Buddha statues is a very powerful and effective way of purifying body karma.
Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
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Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
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One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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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)
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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
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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
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat's land here in Malaysia
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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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
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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
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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
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We hope you enjoyed our pictures, as much as we enjoyed our Wesak Day together in Penang. Let us carry the energy and enthusiasm we experienced so far and inspires many more. Happy Wesak Day! 22/5/2024 KPSG by Jacinta
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Colourful altar with plenty of offerings. We had DS puja with Praise to Buddha Shakyamuni as we celebrate this special day of Buddha's Birth, Enlightenment and Parinirvana. KPSG by Jacinta
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11/5/2024 Saturday @3pm. After puja, all members helped out clearing the offerings and we shared out the blessed food offerings with our families, friends and even animals. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Mr. Cheah Fook Wan offered lights and incense to The Three Jewels prior to the puja in Ipoh. (KISG - Kin Hoe)
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Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations on Sunday afternoon in Ipoh. (KISG- Kin Hoe)
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Rejoice to the volunteers (also kind sponsors) who cleaned the Gyenze Chapel and made abundant offerings to Gyenze. ~ Alice
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Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
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Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
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Our weekly Dorje Shugden Puja @ 23/3/2024 . William, as the umze is seen here burning incense powder as we are about to recite the Sangsol Prayer to Dorje Shugden composed by Ganden Serkong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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And here's Mr Wong of KSK Ipoh who dropped by to pray and offered some donation to the Chapel. Kechara Penang Study Group. Pic by Siew Hong & uploaded by Jacinta.
Today's puja (16/3/2024) ended around 420pm, Jacinta was the umze of the day. Pic by Siew Hong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Today's puja (16/3/2024) ended around 420pm, Jacinta was the umze of the day. Pic by Siew Hong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Group photo taken after the last session, sealed with King of Prayers. Come and join us next time! Sayonara - 9-10th March 2024 - Kechara Penang DS Retreat by Jacinta.
Abundance altar! Fruits, flowers, Mee Koo (traditional Penang buns), Bee Hoon, sourdoughs and snacks are some of the offerings to Rinpoche, Buddhas & Bodhisattvas. Kechara Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat 9-10th March, 2024 by Jacinta.
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Abundance altar! Fruits, flowers, Mee Koo (traditional Penang buns), Bee Hoon, sourdoughs and snacks are some of the offerings to Rinpoche, Buddhas & Bodhisattvas. Kechara Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat 9-10th March, 2024 by Jacinta.
Siew Hong, one of retreatants and an active member of Kechara Penang group proudly presented her torma to be used during the Kalarupa puja. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Siew Hong, one of retreatants and an active member of Kechara Penang group proudly presented her torma to be used during the Kalarupa puja. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Torma making was taught by Pastor Seng Piow and held one day before the retreat. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Torma making was taught by Pastor Seng Piow and held one day before the retreat. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat cum Puja, 9-10th March 2024 led by Pastor Seng Piow with 12 retreatants. Uploaded by Jacinta
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Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat cum Puja, 9-10th March 2024 led by Pastor Seng Piow with 12 retreatants. Uploaded by Jacinta
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Seen here, Pastor Seng Piow set off firecrackers - welcoming of the upcoming year with enthusiasm and positive energy. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Seen here, Pastor Seng Piow set off firecrackers - welcoming of the upcoming year with enthusiasm and positive energy. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Mr. Dared Lim was offering water bowls on behalf of Kechara Ipoh Study Group. (Kin Hoe)
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Mr. Dared Lim was offering water bowls on behalf of Kechara Ipoh Study Group. (Kin Hoe)
Jun from Ipoh was offering mandarin oranges to Mother Tara and The Three Jewels. (Kin Hoe)
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Jun from Ipoh was offering mandarin oranges to Mother Tara and The Three Jewels. (Kin Hoe)
Prior to our puja in Ipoh, Mr. & Mrs. Cheah Fook Wan were preparing for the offerings to the Buddhas. (Kin Hoe)
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Prior to our puja in Ipoh, Mr. & Mrs. Cheah Fook Wan were preparing for the offerings to the Buddhas. (Kin Hoe)
On Sunday afternoon, Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations in Ipoh. (Kin Hoe)
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On Sunday afternoon, Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations in Ipoh. (Kin Hoe)
Some of the best shots taken during Thaipusam in Penang. Swee Bee, Huey, Tang KS, Nathan, Choong SH and Jacinta volunteered. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Some of the best shots taken during Thaipusam in Penang. Swee Bee, Huey, Tang KS, Nathan, Choong SH and Jacinta volunteered. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Simple yet powerful ally ~ Bhagawan Dorje Shuden. Kechara Penang Study Group consists of Chien Seong, Hue, Choong SH, Tang KS, Swee Bee and Jacinta. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Uploaded by Jacinta.
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Simple yet powerful ally ~ Bhagawan Dorje Shuden. Kechara Penang Study Group consists of Chien Seong, Hue, Choong SH, Tang KS, Swee Bee and Jacinta. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Uploaded by Jacinta.
Thaipusam in Penang. Some of the best shots. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Thaipusam in Penang. Some of the best shots. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Welcoming our lineage Gurus to our Penang Chapel today! Pastor Seng Piow explained the significance of having Guru Tree and introduced to us our lineage lamas, Buddhas, deities, protectors and etc.
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Indonesia 451,828
Germany 370,298
France 312,722
Brazil 251,023
Vietnam 226,545
Thailand 217,772
Taiwan 206,933
Italy 175,641
Spain 160,953
Netherlands 156,804
Mongolia 147,273
Portugal 138,190
South Africa 138,017
Türkiye 132,302
Sri Lanka 128,762
United Arab Emirates 121,726
Japan 119,012
Russia 114,691
Hong Kong 114,218
China 107,718
Romania 104,740
Mexico 97,736
New Zealand 93,880
Switzerland 88,746
Myanmar (Burma) 88,535
Pakistan 82,184
Sweden 78,121
South Korea 75,124
Cambodia 70,770
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