Trijang Rinpoche and Karmapa

Feb 8, 2013 | Views: 3,804

Mind blowing connections between two enlightened and perfected beings!

His Holiness 16th Karmapa was very close friends with His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche. They spent much time together talking, discussing and joking. They had a very warm and close relationship for lifetimes in fact. Karmapa would even visit Trijang Rinpoche in his house with short notice. This warm, holy and sacred picture says it all. Karmapa is Chenresik and Trijang Rinpoche is Vajra Yogini. These are two living Buddhas manifesting in human form for the benefit of many beings. Om Svasti!

There is an interesting story regarding H.H. the 8th Karmapa and H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche to show enlightenment has no borders no matter what tradition you hail from. Karmapa may be Karma Kagyu and Trijang Rinpoche Gelug, but that is just our labels. A fully enlightened being of the Kagyu and Gelug has no difference. Same for Sakya, Nyingma, Mahayana, Zen, Theravadin, etc. How can a Buddha be defined by time, place, tradition, sect or lineage? Impossible.

A Buddha is beyond all labels and projections. Projections arise from untamed mind with wrong view and that certainly does not apply to a Buddha mind. So someone who follows the Karma Kagyu tradition and practices diligently can be fully enlightened just like a Gelug practioner of course. Buddha’s teachings have no ultimate borders. All lineages are potent to produce Buddhas from ordinary beings. Anyone practicing diligently and correctly from any tradition can become fully enlightened.

To illustrate this point, in the time of Karmapa’s 8th incarnation Migyo Dorje, Karmapa and Trijang Rinpoche “exchanged” identity, where the mind of the previous Karmapa reincarnated into a boy who was later recognized as the new incarnation of Trijang Rinpoche, while the previous Trijang Rinpoche reincarnated into a boy who was later recognized as the 8th Karmapa, so the previous Karmapa became the new Trijang Rinpoche and practised and upheld the Gelug lineage for his whole lifetime, while the previous Trijang Rinpoche became the 8th Karmapa and learned, practised, taught and upheld the Karma Kagyu lineage for his whole lifetime.

After that incarnation, both of them reincarnated into their respective lineages again, i.e. the original Karmapa into Kagyu lineage, and the original Trijang Rinpoche into Gelug lineage. But for that one lifetime, they “exchanged” roles into each other’s lineage. This is established and accepted. Hence in the *Trungrab thangka of Trijang Rinpoche’s previous incarnation the 8th Karmapa is portrayed. Beautiful isn’t it? Karmapa and Trijang Rinpoche are both enlightened manifesting again and again for the benefit of others. How fortunate we are to live in a time and dimension that holy beings can manifest and have direct interaction with us propelling us toward liberation as taught by the Dharma of the infallible Lord Buddha.

Please share this picture with many and allow them a chance to be blessed also just like us. Seeing in this case is planting seeds of liberation in our mind streams. I am so happy to share this with everyone. I feel so blessed to see this and feel it’s such a great honour for me to share this story and picture with all of you. Please share with others.

May H.H. Gyalwa Karmapa and H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche’s current incarnations live long, bring dharma to many and have their wishes fulfilled.

Much care, prayers and blessings,

Tsem Rinpoche

*See the Trungrab thangka of Trijang Rinpoche’s previous life as Karmapa see here.

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H.H. the 1st Karmapa Dusum Khyenpa. Click on image to enlarge or click here for more beautiful thangkas.

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His Holiness the 16th Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorje. Click on image to enlarge or click here for more beautiful thangkas.

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The personal Dharma Protector of the Karmapas, known as Mahakala Bernagchen, together with Dorje Shugden. Click on image to enlarge or click here for more beautiful thangkas.

 
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  1. Samfoonheei on Jul 28, 2022 at 1:52 pm

    Pictures of His Holiness 16th Karmapa with His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche tells a thousand words. Karmapa is Chenresik , while Trijang Rinpoche is Vajra Yogini. This is a true display of spirituality of two greatest masters of Tibetan Buddhism. They are really close together and have a good relationship just for benefit of beings regardless of the traditions they belong as such as Gelupa or Karmapa. Together they even cross incarnation each other, working together for the growth of Dharma. We are fortunate to see this rare photo of this Great Dharma Master.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

  2. Samfoonheei on Nov 11, 2019 at 1:04 pm

    A rare holy, sacred and precious picture of His Holiness 16th Karmapa with His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche tells a thousand words. Karmapa is Chenresik and Trijang Rinpoche is Vajra Yogini. In fact there is a mind blowing connections between the two enlightened and perfected beings. Wow…… HH 16th Karmapa and HH Trijang Rinpoche are both enlightened manifesting again and again for the benefit of others. Interesting read showing enlightenment has no borders no matter what tradition one comes from.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

  3. Samfoonheei on Feb 20, 2018 at 2:16 pm

    Wow…. a brilliant picture of the two greatest masters of Tibetan Buddhism. Trijang Rinpoche was a Gelugpa monk and the 16th Karmapa, a Karma Kagyu, enjoying a beautiful relationship based on respect and trust. There were no conflict between them. It seem that in one lifetime, both of them did even interchange incarnations. There is an interesting story regarding both of them. Both enlightened manifesting again and again for the benefit of others .From the picture it tell us a thousands word of wisdom between both of them. H.H. the 16th Karmapa and H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche remained close friends throughout their life. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this a brilliant picture of the two greatest masters for us and merely seeing it is a blessing.

  4. Tsem Rinpoche on Jul 28, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    This is a powerful picture of Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, Kensur Kyabje Lati Rinpoche and the current incarnation of Trijang Rinpoche meeting together in the year 2000 when Trijang Rinpoche was 18. All three lamas are Dorje Shugden practitioners. In fact Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen was the one that first encouraged my practice of Dorje Shugden when I was 16 years old when I joined his beautiful Thubten Dhargye Ling centre in Los Angeles. I lived with Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen for 8 years before proceeding to Gaden Monastery in South India. Later Kyabje Zong Rinpoche came to our Los Angeles centre and granted sogtae (permission ceremony) to practice Dorje Shugden for life as requested by Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen. Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen had tremendous faith in Trijang Rinpoche.

    Kyabje Lati Rinpoche was innovative, dedicated and very much focused on bringing dharma to many. He had tremendous faith in Dorje Shugden as I had the honour to meet him many times. He would seek advice from Dorje Shugden many times via the oracle of Gaden Monastery. Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen and Kensur Kyabje Lati Rinpoche have since passed away while the current Trijang Rinpoche is a perfect lineage holder and practitioner of Dharma while he keeps Dorje Shugden as his personal protector as he has done so for many lifetimes.

    This is a powerful and beautiful picture of three great lamas of Buddha’s lineage and also of Gaden Monastery. ~Tsem Rinpoche

    Trijang and Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen

  5. Wylfred Ng on Nov 7, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    谢谢仁波切的分享。
    很庆幸我有机缘可以在克切拉学习。
    詹仁波切的上师是宋仁波切, 宋仁波切的上师是赤江仁波切, 而且赤江仁波切又和大宝法王有着微妙的关系。
    在克切拉可以得到那么多位传承上师的加持是多么无比的幸福。
    感恩。

  6. Cliff on Mar 18, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    I always liked HH Trijang Rinpoche’s pleasant peaceful smile, it always brought warmth to the heart. It’s such a wonderful photo to see HH 16th Karmapa and HH Trijang Rinpoche together, they look really close together and have a good relationship. I find it really cool how they “exchanged roles” into each other’s lineages, it shows how accepting they are of each others practices and how humble they are. May they have long lives for many eons benefiting many people.

  7. sweekeong on Mar 18, 2013 at 1:12 am

    Astounding! The enlightened mind is really out of this world. We cannot put the enlightened mind in a box, a compartment, nor categorized the enlightened mind into categories, this sect, that sect, this lineage, and that lineage. It would be a futile effort. This shows at our current mindset and state we are trying to fit enlightenment, our guru, into something within the definition our polluted mind for our own convenience sake. All qualified lineages will lead one to full enlightenment. We created our own obstacles therefore any of the guru is the best guru we can have because of their enlightened mind being able to help all sentient beings including us.

  8. chris.poland.europe on Feb 20, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    wishes KARMA KAGIU and GELUG LEANIDGES
    inside as well as between may UNITY CHENRESIoneness be.
    may KARMAPA proper one “black crown” all lamas&students see sHHarp
    may TRIJANG freedom and sHHine heal world need it now&ever
    MIND IS UNDUall ,this Masters show on pictuRE:Visible way
    ENLIGHTMENT IS POSSIBLE,CAN HAPPEN TO EVERY ONE-MOMMENT HERE NOW

    http://vajratool.wordpress.com/2011/01/10/dilgo-khyentse-yangsi-rinpoche-visits-h-h-the-17th-karmapa/

    http://karmapa.org/news/hong_kong_13/hongkong_02.htm

    DILGO KHENTSE YANGSI,PEWAR RINPOCHE,
    TRUNGRAM GYATRUL(MILAREPA ohd harward)
    are ENLIGTNENED MASTERS so tHHeir opinion is nice to know17controvercy abt TOO!

    with full respect for KALON TRIPA//CTAedu do?//
    LOBSAY SANGEY phd,but He is not BHUDDA!

    @JALpalyul inspiRE:
    HH 5KARMA KUCHEN
    previous incarnations
    had been find and intronizated
    by KARMAPAS&SHAMARPAS

    golden swan in turbulent waters ??
    indeedNOW DWay monopoly position
    as Gialwa Karmapa Representation

    HH=HHeal need,pls pray to be all ok
    with best wishes for HHDLong live
    nice bardo and good reborn without
    controvercy

    if ole nydahl have HHDL ethics
    if HHDL have ole nydahl’trust toXVIKARMAPA

    my live LAST 17years looks better.
    KAGIUnity wish /zero comPROmiss JAL!/

  9. li kheng on Feb 15, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for this very interesting post!

    The first thought that came to mind is: we can only truly understand  and experience life from another’s perspective by putting ourselves in that person’s position. When we understand, we may develop empathy and separation can melt away. If enlightened beings like Trijang Rinpoche and Karmapa can “exchange lives” to illustrate this point, we should follow their example to widen our view beyond labels. As we stop focusing on the differences and start seeing the similarities we share with others, the hatred/dislike can be replaced with tolerance and acceptance. This is not limited to religious matters but life in general. For example, I had a Palestinian and an Isreali classmate who eventually became friends after they actually get to know each other.

    The second thought that comes to mind is that we are all the same, we are all one. We all live in pursuit of happiness. We all experience fear. In seeing that we are not defined the lineage we belong to (Gelugpa or Karma Kagyu) but rather we are all learning Dharma with a common goal to attain peace and happiness, we will act differently and begin to practice real Dharma.

  10. Albert Ratchaga on Feb 15, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    This is really amazing with the relationship of Trijang Rinpoche and Karmapa, how they share the linage and working together for the growth of Dharma, how they switch position to bring out the benefit for others, nothing can be more beautiful than this.

    For the enlightened being who need to work together to benefits others, don’t even mentioned about human, we can’t work alone, so what we need to learn from here is to put down our judgmental and self cherishing mind and work harmoniously with others, with this only we can achieve more and gain the real happiness.

  11. Samten Lhendup on Feb 14, 2013 at 11:57 am

    _/\_ Rinpoche, thank you very much for the post. I did not know H.E Karmapa and Trijang rinpoche are so close to each other. They are truly Buddhas in human form. May who ever catches their sight purify all negative karma and blessed by their enlightened power.

  12. abby f on Feb 13, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    It is interesting to know that Trijang Rinpoche was once the 8th Karmapa and the 7th Karmapa reincarnated and became Trijang Rinpoche at that time! Buddhism is beautiful because we have different lineages and traditions, and even the though the practices, the way we chant our prayers might not be the same, but we share the same teachings from the Buddha. And most importantly, the true Dharma is transformation, not only the rituals or the prayers.

    I think to all the high lamas, there is no difference between the tradition and lineage. To benefit others, they go beyond the labels that limit people’s mind. If I see obstacles greater than the purpose to serve others, then it shows I have no kindness and gratitude for what I have, because all the things that I have now are due to the kindness and others hard works.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this lovely photo and opened up our eyes and mind to see how enlightened beings go beyond labels and limitations to serve others. We should take them as our role model. 🙂

  13. Low ksjb on Feb 11, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche to share this rare photo of these Great Dharma Masters with us.We are very fortunate to witness true Dharma in action.Their sincere action shows us that true Dharma have no boundaries. Both of them display inner and outer bliss when they are together.These accomplish Dharma masters are indeed compassionate and generous.Without them a lot of rare tantric practice would be lost.It is through their devotion and commitment that ,through their tied less effort to initiate and spread Dharma to motivate it to a higher level.
    Wishing their current reincarnation long life to spread Dharma to all.

  14. KYC on Feb 11, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    The lives and work of enlightened masters are truly inspirational. They are great examples to follow and their actions are teachings in themselves. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche (the Buddha’s charioteer)in previous lives, had been Indian pandits and mahasiddhas, Ganden Tripas several times, and great Tibetan masters. These bodhisattvas return again and again to help sentient beings become enlightened by showing them the path. We are indeed fortunate to live in these times where Buddhist masters are spreading the Buddhadharma far and wide.

  15. lewkwanleng on Feb 11, 2013 at 2:23 am

    People asked me about the different lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. i told them it is just our labels. They are all the same and leads to enlightenment.

    This story of exchanging entity between these two high liames is interesting to read, but more importantly it is very touching. From their mind, they already know the path to enlightenment. and lables such as Kagyu, Gelug are merely labels we put…

  16. Sheryl KH (JB) on Feb 10, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    I am amazed at how Karmapa and Trijang Rinpoche “exchanged” identity and that they learnt another tradition during that lifetime. Maybe this was already pre-arranged between two of these enlightened beings before that particular re-incarnation. This is also a beautiful story for me for with this identity exchange, another tradition is learnt during that particular lifetime.

    With this article, I learnt too that there is no border when it comes to enlightenment. We can all become enlightened if we do practice and learn hard enough.

  17. Andrew Boon on Feb 10, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    What a beautiful picture of two such illustrious masters. True spirituality at its best! A celebration of commonalities and not differences which makes this a most touching imagery!.

    If only we can all use this simple pictorial example of how true peace (inner and outer) can be achieved with such a relatively “easy” lesson in acceptance and tolerance.

    The current incarnations of H.H. Gyalwa Karmapa and H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche’s are back and continuing to benefit others I rejoice that they will continue to turn the wheel of dharma always!

  18. Wan Wai Meng on Feb 10, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    I always thought of enlightened beings as being the nature of clear, pristine. When water mixes with water there is no difference between them and since all Buddhas have the same type of minds they can occupy the different bodies. A show of their control over life and death.

  19. David Lai on Feb 10, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    I think this is a very interesting piece of information regarding Trijang Rinpoche and the Karmapa. I think that they are definitely highly evolved beings that have returned to bring tremendous benefit to us and to ensure the flourishing of the teachings. Hence, I am sure the Karmapa and Trijang Rinpoche planned this switch as a show of their eternal and divine friendship.

    They also did this because they want to show the world that both lineages are just as valid and there is no real separation. The spirit of the Karma Kagyus and the Gelug tradition is exactly the same, the difference is mere on the technical, which is the method. They are not the only Lamas to do this. Even Lama Zopa in his previous lives was a Nyingma lama and in this life, he has manifested as a powerful Gelug lama. The labels is just placed on the teachings but the spirit of each and every lineage is really the same. Wonderful! I think the message is to stick to our practice and lineage and go all the way with it.

  20. Paris on Feb 10, 2013 at 12:47 am

    What a beautiful photo which demonstrates the real love, harmony, peace and equanimity that can arise out of every true practitioner, whatever your faith, tradition, school or even religion. There are some similar photos of the Dalai Lama with leaders of other faiths, like the Pope or some Christian Bishops, and that same sense of harmony and understanding is pervasive in all those photos.

    It’s really only all the rest of us, many levels down from these enlightened minds, who put the labels and make that distinction between what is truly good and what isn’t – that’s where all the trouble starts! The clashes, conflicts and problems that arise out of religion are very rarely from the spiritual leaders themselves, but by many of the people below, who clearly haven’t yet reached that level of understanding equanimity and compassion as their own leaders have. If we could only emulate our teachers, or those we look up to within our faiths and practice what they show in their own perfect examples, we would have saved a helluva lot of conflict and war in the last few thousand years!

  21. Valentina Suhendra on Feb 9, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    I have read several accounts about Trijang Rinpoche’s previous life and his relationship he is building with Lamas from various traditions, including Karmapa. Sometimes I wonder why some people still bicker or discuss about which sects of Buddhism are better and try to defend one and oppose the other. It is really a meaningless discussion and the time spent can be used instead ot benefit others.

    I think it is very beautiful to have good relationships that lasted for many lifetimes and served as examples and inspirations for many others.

  22. jennifer on Feb 9, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    What a touching and beautiful photo of H.H.16th Karmapa and H.H. Trijang Rinpoche together. One can actually feel the closeness,love and warmth between these two great Masters.The photo also reflects their love for each other , the love that they shared for eons of lifetimes together.
    They are just so very comfortable in each other’s company. Their love and compassion transcends all the different traditions.

    It is man who puts labels onto everything, eg a sparrow does not know it’s a sparrow – man labelled it and gave it a name. It is the same that man causes the separation between race, religions, cultures when basically we are all the same. We all aim for the same thing – Universal Peace, Love and Harmony .

    The amazing story of the ‘cross incarnation ‘ between H.H. 8th Karmapa and H.H. Trijang Rinpoche clearly shows that there are no boundaries,no limitations , no labels, no segregation, when it comes to serving and benefiting all sentient beings.

  23. Datuk May on Feb 9, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    What a wonderful picture of true enlightened beings who practised the Dharma and lived in bliss. No labels, separation nor differences prevail within their mind stream as all they do is to live their lives in many many reincarnations to benefit all forms of sentient beings.

    Thank you, Rinpoche for giving this teaching and the conviction that as long as the upholders of all spiritual practices are pure and authentic, the basis of spirituality is same. To live a virtuous life to benefit all and space that we are in.

    In order to understand how profound and similar all types of Buddhism are, the education on pure Dharma is so important. For this I thank Rinpoche and our Pastors and Dharma teachers in Kechara.

  24. Lim Han Nee on Feb 9, 2013 at 9:45 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for showing us that, for fully Enlightened and compassionate beings,there are no conventionally set boundaries of time,space, sects and lineage. Here are two great Enlightened Beings, emanations of Chenrezig and Vajrayogini, who are so close friends. The great friendship of HH the Sixteenth Karmapa and HH Trijang Rinpoche spans many lifetimes.

    The sole purpose of these two great masters is to benefit sentient beings. Hence they will come back lifetime after lifetime,be it as a Gelug master or a Karma Kagyu master. Both have interchanged ‘labels’. In fact HH 8th Karmapa and HH Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche – have interchanged places- Trijang Rinpoche coming back as a Karma Kagyu master and HH 8th Karmapa as a Gelug master.

    I rejoice at Great Compassion that transcends labels.It is ridiculous to accuse such great masters of the Gelug lineage like Pabongka Rinpoche, Trijang Rinpoche and Zong Rinpoche, of being sectarian.

  25. Martin on Feb 9, 2013 at 4:23 am

    A while ago Tsem Rinpoche put a post highlighting the supreme wisdom of Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche and now this post about the 16th Karmapa. I like that very much because it encourages readers to be broad in their thinking rather than narrowly focused on a particular lineage which may lead one to develop a sense of discrimination and superiority which is not something the Dharma intends for practitioners.

    Just looking at the picture alone is cause for joy – two enlightened beings together in the form of such high masters and that also reminds me how fortunate we are to be living in an age where Dharma is available and highly attained masters walk the earth. Incidentally both Trijang Rinpoche and the 16th Karmapa have returned in present reincarnations to continue turning the wheel of Dharma.

  26. Joy on Feb 8, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Oh my this so brilliant to know! I like the fact that Trijang Rinpoche and the Karmapa exchanged roles in one life time to knows us that they are both equal and that true Dharma has no boundaries and no labels as it is all for one ultimate goal… to spread Dharma to the ten direction. It is intriguing to know that these two Lamas can literally take full control of their mind and some how show that there is non-duality in real Dharma.

    To us normal layman who are so used to labels this concept may be hard to digest as we tend to always have a mind set that what we do in our lives is not the same as our spiritual practice. I often here people say this is my “family” (the one they were born in) and this is my spiritual life (their spiritual practice) and they some how put these two in separate compartments and one does not mix with the other. They say Dharma work is spiritual practice and Family is family/their real life, 2 separate entities. But what if we can join the both together? Wouldn’t that be much easier for us to focus and wouldn’t that be easier to for us cherish the preciousness of Dharma… if Dharma isn’t life then what do we do or how do we act when we’re with our personal family or friends? Hmmmm – food for thought.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this eye opening post… I find it most refreshing that there proven real life facts that there is no discrimination in Enlightened minds! And if really there was no Tulku system, we’d probably not even know about these two great beings incarnation as such which I suppose is a different subject 🙂

  27. Sharon Saw on Feb 8, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    Thank you for sharing this story about the incarnations crossing back and forth! It is quite an amazing illustration of how highly attained beings are not constrained by our preconceived ideas of how things should be. This is an example of how the enlightened minds transcend duality, which is just a perception of our deluded minds.

    The Buddha said there are 84,000 ways to achieve enlightenment and the different ways are merely because they will each appeal to the 84,000 different types of minds. I do think that all the mainstream religions teach the universal values of wisdom and compassion. Instead of focusing on the differences, we could focus on the similarities and see how we can happily live together and respect the different faiths we have.

    For another example of the unity and harmony across different Buddhist lineages, we can read Rinpoche’s post about the Gelugpa Lama, HH the 10th Panchen Lama and the Nyingma Lama, HH Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/padmasambhava-meets-tsongkapa.html

    and even across different faiths,
    http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/his-holiness-the-cardinal.html

    Rinpoche has always emphasised on harmony and respect for different schools of Buddhism and different religions. These core principles of maintaining harmony and respect is the core of Rinpoche’s vision of Kechara World Peace Centre. If more people have acceptance and tolerance of other’s beliefs without judgment, i firmly believe this will solve the many problems in our world historically as well as today and world peace is definitely possible.

  28. Desmond on Feb 8, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    In a way, we should be grateful and lucky to have this picture being capture with the two living Buddhas exchanging their views. We should keep this picture as evergreen as possible or print it out to be shared purpose.

    I truly agreed with Rinpoche explanation on whether is the Kagyu or Gelug school, it does not matter as long we practiced diligently, we will obtain the benefits. I followed Kagyu school teaching before leading by current Karmapa. In the beginning, we tend to compare but the more we behave and think this way, it does not serve us well moreover others.

    For the benefit to others and sentient beings, if we do dharma, regardless which school, we do it correctly,selflessly, that’s more important after all.

    In a secular way to explain, being a trained life coach, “label” on someone is how and we perceived in our mind on others. Until we understood fully the “meaning” of we perceived, then labeling on others will no longer be useful. Otherwise, our “labeling” thought is constantly being “clouded” with our other negative thoughts, perspective and paradigm that hold us rigidly. Our current education system did a very surface level in educating us the meaning behind of each labeling.

    This intro from Dream Works on every single animation movies tell us why we need to clear our mind and focus the right purpose, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmGecljl6gk

  29. henry ooi on Feb 8, 2013 at 10:27 am

    Often seen are pictures of great spiritual masters together talking and discussing spirituality regardless of their religious belief. And this is one of those pictures of the two great masters of Vajrayana Buddhism.

    True spirituality has no border, creed and race.

  30. Pastor Susan on Feb 8, 2013 at 5:52 am

    This is a true display of spirituality. Labels are fine as long as we use it to serve the purpose of universal growth and harmony. Labels doesn’t serve anyone when it is used to divide and separate. When this happens, it contradicts growth.

    I love this picture and the explanation Rinpoche provided about the Karmapa and Trijang Rinpoche being such close friends and the deeper and “mysterious” aspects of what these two great beings did in a previous lifetime to show that there is actually no labels and difference.

    If only we can consider the possibility that to achieve ultimate happiness, we need to depend on each other and the need to serve each other, then we will have a better and brighter future for the younger generations. If we believe in incarnation, then we will certainly also benefit from developing the universal mind of compassion.

    • tsemtulku on Feb 8, 2013 at 5:56 am

      Very nice thoughts Pastor Susan..thank you. TR

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  • 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
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 20. 2024 04:06 PM
    Bouddha, also known as Boudhanath, is a stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal which is located about 11 km from outskirts of Kathmandu. Its massive mandala makes it one of the largest spherical stupas in Nepal and the world. The Boudhanath Stupa pyramid is coated with over 60 pounds of gold, is one of the largest and one of the most significant Buddhist monuments in the world. This great Stupa is home to precious relics and this semi-circular structure stands out with its majestic mandala, recognized by UNESCO in 1979 as a World Heritage Site. The Boudhanath is the most sacred sites in Tibetan Buddhism outside of Tibet, reflecting the cosmological tenets of Buddhism. Was there last year June joining thousands of pilgrims circumambulate the stupa.
    The aerial view of this Boudhanath Stupa is magnificent indeed. Looking merely at the pictures is a blessing.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/aerial-view-of-bodha-stupa.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 20. 2024 04:04 PM
    Shanti Stupa in Pokhara was built by Nipponzan-Myōhōji monk Morioka Sonin with local supporters under the guidance of Nichidatsu Fujii, a Buddhist monk and the founder of Nipponzan-Myōhōji
    A famous site where locals as well as foreign tourists will go there throughout the year. One have to climb 400 steep steps to get to the Pagoda, it was worth the climb, as its situated on the Anadu Hill at the height of 1100 meters.
    Shanti Stupa shrine was built as a symbol of peace designed to provide a focus for people of all races and creeds, and to help unite them in their search for world peace. It has also become a tourist attraction as it provides a panoramic view of the Annapurna range, Pokhara city and Fewa Lake. The white pagoda has two tiers for tourists and religious visitors to circumambulate. Its location on the hilltop provides a splendid view of sunrise and sunset for visitors. Hopefully I could visit this amazing Holy site soon.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/pokhara-stupa.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 20. 2024 04:04 PM
    Its an old blog yet its hold many wonderful memories for The Tsem Ladrang team , I am sure. They are the ones who found a beautiful house in the hills of Naranthan in Kathmandu, Nepal. The place is serene and peaceful with beautiful mountains ranges. Looking at the old pictures its breath-taking and brilliant. The Ladrang is surrounded by scenery of outstanding natural beauty. Having a spacious yard, guest quarters, butterlamp house, to mention a few. The Ladrang has a spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and Kathmandu Valley.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing and teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/tsem-ladrang-naranthan-nepal.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 20. 2024 04:02 PM
    Buddhist Pilgrimage in Nepal is the best trip that takes us to the spiritual centers where Buddhism’s practices and meditations emerged. Nepal is popular for its Buddhism practices and itself is the birthplace of the originator Gautam Buddha. This beautiful Himalayan nation hosts the amazing Buddhist trails, monuments and stupas. It’s the place where the Buddha meditated and the Buddha enlightened the people with wisdom. Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, boasts many caves, stupas, and monasteries that are associated with Bodhisattvas, Buddha and Siddhas. The cave of Naropa and his guru Tilopa is beside Pashupatinath temple, bank of the holy Bagmati River. All these caves is considered as the holy site and Buddhist pilgrimage sites as the caves is the place where Naropa received training, teachings and had visions of Vajrayogini.
    I am fortunate to have visited this Holy caves while at Kathmandu last year.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/puja-at-naropas-cave-kathmandu-nepal.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 20. 2024 04:00 PM
    The Lord Buddha was born in 623 BC in the sacred area of Lumbini, southern Nepal.Lumbini is one of the world’s most important spiritual sites for the Buddhist pilgrims from around the world. The site is a popular place of Buddhist pilgrimage for many yearly. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1997. The tranquility, aura and peace that we would experience in Lumbini makes it among the most holy places to visit in the world. I am fortunate going to this holiest place of Buddha birthplace last year with my Dharma brothers and sisters .It is the place where, according to Buddhist tradition, worth visiting
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/external-article/the-birth-palace-of-gautam-buddha
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Apr 2. 2024 02:06 PM
    Very interesting and informative article. In most cultures, women is consider as lower in status compared with men. Ancient times in India, man took the lead while women is seconded. But times has changed for the better where women are not degraded in society. They receive equal recognition, appreciation, and stature, yet in countries and places around the world, women are still viewed as inferior and treated accordingly. But in Buddhism women have been increasing in number and has proven that many of them have gained full enlightenment in a female body. In Buddhism is concerned there’s no discrimination toward women ,both men and women are equal. There‘s many female Mahasiddhas and Yoginis as in this blog. May it inspired many more to come. Interesting article and its great sharing knowledge.
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands,

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/courtesans-of-ancient-india.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Apr 2. 2024 02:05 PM
    Sleep paralysis is a feeling of being conscious but unable to move. It occurs when a person passes between stages of wakefulness and sleep. During these transitions, one may be unable to move or speak for a few seconds up to a few minutes. Some people may also feel pressure or a sense of choking. Sleep paralysis is a temporary inability to move or speak. It’s not harmful and should pass quickly, but at times can be frightening. It can affect anyone but is most common in young adults and they might have hallucination. The scary facts about sleep paralysis is those who suffer from it have said it felt like someone was choking them on their chest so they could not breathe.
    As for me I have not experience as such before as least i know now what i can to do.
    Thank you Vinnie Tan for sharing. Interesting read of these stories related to sleep paralysis.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/sleep-paralysis-medical-or-paranormal.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Apr 2. 2024 02:03 PM
    nteresting as this texts been composed after being inspired to do so . That’s interesting as this nature are traditionally considered exceptionally potent in their blessings if the claim of divine inspiration is authentic. According to the account in the introduction, the author composed this text after being divinely inspired to do so. It’s a very rare kind and its acceptance been recognised and received praise by very high lamas of our tradition. Reading this article tell us all of how powerful Dorje Shugden when we invoke in our prayers.
    Interesting read of the short biography of Ven. Geshe Kunchok Gyaltsen, the author of Mass of Vajra Fire.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/mass-of-vajra-fire-invocation-of-the-mighty-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Apr 2. 2024 02:01 PM
    That’s wonderful Rinpoche has composed prayers in English so as everyone could recite and practice. For beginners is such a meaningful insights and perspectives without commitments and initiation. Moreover each prayers is for a specific blessing that helps practitioners to gain attainments and overcome obstacles. Easy and simple for everyone to start off.
    We are fortunate that everything Rinpoche did brought tremendous benefit to all sentient beings. Whatever prayers Rinpoche has composed are especially potent with blessings.
    Thank you Rinpoche and writers for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/holy-prayers-to-invoke-the-divine.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Apr 2. 2024 01:59 PM
    A great article , revisit this again of Tibetan Lamas and their dogs. As now I have a pet doggie with me, I came to understand more of them . Dogs are the most amazing creatures, they give us unconditional love. For me, they are the role model for being alive. Buddhists believe dogs also have the potential to become enlightened and can teach us about responsibility, love, and other Buddhist principles. The Q & A by Sandra Klein’s interview with the Venerable Gonsar Rinpoche gave us a better understanding and very informative of Tibetan dogs under Lamas care. ccording to the Buddha Dharma, all sentient beings have Buddha nature — from ants to humans. Though we often look at dogs as wonderful companions an teach us to embrace Buddhist principles. They, themselves, embody many of these principles.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/dogs-in-tibetan-monasteries.html
  • Brent
    Tuesday, Mar 26. 2024 04:47 PM
    Living with my wife, whose world is meticulously painted with the hues of OCD, is a journey that intertwines the essence of love with the complexities of the human mind. Her relentless pursuit of cleanliness and order, transforming even the most negligible corner into a testament of organization, often dances on the fine line between admiration and frustration. The sight of her steering clear from trash bins as if they were labyrinths of chaos, serves as a poignant reminder of the battles she fights within. Yet, it’s through these very battles that I’ve learned the profound language of patience and the unspoken strength of support. Therapy, in its gentle embrace, has been a beacon of light for her, guiding her through the stormy seas of OCD. It has not only offered her solace but has also unveiled the strength of her spirit, teaching us both the beauty of resilience. As she journeys through the pathways of healing, I stand by her, a testament to the power of love and the enduring promise of hope. Together, we navigate the complexities of her world, discovering that within the challenges lie opportunities for growth, understanding, and an unbreakable bond. https://www.mindfullyaliveonline.com/obsessive-compulsive-disorder-ocd/
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Mar 15. 2024 07:31 PM
    Venerable Ajahn Chah was a Thai Buddhist teacher of the Buddhadhamma and a founder of two major monasteries in the Thai Forest Tradition. Well respected and loved as a man of great wisdom, he was also instrumental in establishing Theravada Buddhism in the West. Interesting life story, how he chose to leave the settled monastic life and became a wandering ascetic. Walking across Thailand, lived in forests, caves and cremation grounds while learning from the meditation monks of the Forest of various monasteries. He wandered through the countryside in quest of quiet and secluded places for developing meditation. He even lived in tiger and cobra infested jungles, using reflections on death to penetrate to the true meaning of life. After years of wandering, Venerable Ajahn Chah established a monastery where he taught simple, practice-based form of meditation, and attracted a numerous of students including western foreigners. He was one of the greatest Dhamma teachers of the modern era. His wise teachings have continued to guide thousands of people along the path of Dharma. Venerable Ajahn Chah’s teachings of the Thai Forest Tradition gradually spread across all over the world. Several of Ajahn Chah’s Western students have since established monasteries throughout the world. Just in Thailand itself, there are more than 300 branch monasteries in Ajahn Chah’s tradition. Ven erable Ajahn Chah used his ill health as a teaching point, emphasizing that it was a living example of the impermanence of all things and reminded people to endeavour to find a true refuge within themselves. The legacy of Venerable Ajahn Chah’s teachings and legacy continues into the modern age.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/venerable-ajahn-chah-the-forest-monk.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Mar 15. 2024 07:30 PM
    Wonderful blog written on the practice of Kalarupa for us to understand better. As an emanation of Manjushri, Kalarupa’s practice helps us to destroy ignorance and to develop wisdom overcoming our anger and suffering . Awesome Kalarupa manifested in multiple forms to help sentient beings who personifies enlightenment by the conquest of anger. Kalarupa also regard as one of the three main Dharma protectors of the Gelugpa is extremely fierce and ugly, and tames all kinds of spiritual ugliness. The fierceness of his iconography teaches us to remind ourselves that all the causes and effects of anger arising from ignorance are dreadful and distorted.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Antionette for this detailed sharing,

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/kalarupa.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Mar 15. 2024 07:27 PM
    Nepal is a very spiritual country, having a huge Dorje Shugden mural in Kathmandu, is indeed a big achievement for Kechara. Located on Charkhal Road in Dilli Bazaar, the mural can be found midway between our two Dorje Shugden chapels which are in Putalisadak and Chabahil. It is also very close to one of Kathmandu’s largest shopping malls. Many locals , tourist will be able to connect them to a powerful deity that is so closely associated with their culture. Well the mural not only beautiful but also full of symbolism and everyone merely by seeing it is blessed. Thanks to those talented artists and generous sponsors making it a success.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/spectacular-dorje-shugden-mural-in-kathmandu-nepal.html

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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche

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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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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
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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
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Pastor Seng Piow guides us on the flow of Dorje Shugden puja, its benefits, significant of Chanting the names of Manjushri and also explaining the dedication for the sponsors and to those in need before we start the puja as we have 2 newcomers today.
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Pastor Seng Piow guides us on the flow of Dorje Shugden puja, its benefits, significant of Chanting the names of Manjushri and also explaining the dedication for the sponsors and to those in need before we start the puja as we have 2 newcomers today.
Two Pastors in da house! Double the merits, double the happiness. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Two Pastors in da house! Double the merits, double the happiness. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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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Mr. Cheah Fook Wan offered lights and incense to The Three Jewels prior to the puja in Ipoh. (KISG - Kin Hoe)
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations on Sunday afternoon 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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Powerful Dorje Shugden puja @ Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. Every Saturday, 3 pm. Remove obstacles and grant blessings to fulfil wishes. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta. 6th April 2024
Rejoice to the volunteers (also kind sponsors) who cleaned the Gyenze Chapel and made abundant offerings to Gyenze. ~ Alice
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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
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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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.
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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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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In this pic, Pastor Seng Piow is sharing Dharma with newbies ~ Sharyn's friends. It's always good to make light offerings at the beginning of new year. By making light offerings, you are able to dispel the darkness of ignorance and achieve wisdom. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
One the day of Losar (new lunar year), it is always beneficial for Buddhist practitioners to get together in making abundant offerings to Buddhas on the altar to usher in goodness, prosperity and well-being of our loved ones. It's more auspicious this year as Losar and the Chinese New Year begin on the same date, 10th Feb, 2024. Back in Penang, our Kechara members came together to decorate the altar with abundance offerings for Dorje Shugden puja @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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One the day of Losar (new lunar year), it is always beneficial for Buddhist practitioners to get together in making abundant offerings to Buddhas on the altar to usher in goodness, prosperity and well-being of our loved ones. It's more auspicious this year as Losar and the Chinese New Year begin on the same date, 10th Feb, 2024. Back in Penang, our Kechara members came together to decorate the altar with abundance offerings for Dorje Shugden puja @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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
Nothing beats having a sacred audience with our lineage lamas. It's not selfie or wefie, but we have the best 'groufie'!!! 20th Jan 2024, Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Nothing beats having a sacred audience with our lineage lamas. It's not selfie or wefie, but we have the best 'groufie'!!! 20th Jan 2024, Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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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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.
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Tara Recitation is on now at KISG - Wai Meng
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Tara Recitation is on now at KISG - Wai Meng
Photo from Wan Wai Meng
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Photo from Wan Wai Meng
A sea of yellow ~usually in Tibetan Buddhism yellow represents growth. We prayed that our Penang group will grow in terms of people, wealth and attainments too. _/\_ Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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A sea of yellow ~usually in Tibetan Buddhism yellow represents growth. We prayed that our Penang group will grow in terms of people, wealth and attainments too. _/_ Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
After Dorje Shugden puja @3pm, we had Rinpoche's Swift Return puja too. We laughed as Sis Swee Bee was commenting that Tang should smile ~ here's the reason why we laughed.  Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta Goh
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After Dorje Shugden puja @3pm, we had Rinpoche's Swift Return puja too. We laughed as Sis Swee Bee was commenting that Tang should smile ~ here's the reason why we laughed. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta Goh
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Today's (9/12/2023)Dorje Shugden puja led by Gordon. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Today's (9/12/2023)Dorje Shugden puja led by Gordon. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Dharma sharing by Hue before we proceeded with DS puja & Rinpoche Swift Return puja. Hue is one of the long time Kechara Penang members and he comes to puja regularly. He shared that he truly believes that Dorje Shugden and Rinpoche always there guiding him. He shared how sometimes DS will give him hints to avert troubles ahead or to alert him when he 'misbehaved'. Hope many will come to know more about this powerful Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugden aka DS. Having Dorje Shugden is like having a powerful ally that will protect us day and night. Just trust Him and have faith. Kechara Penang Study Group, 25/11/2023 by Jacinta.
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Dharma sharing by Hue before we proceeded with DS puja & Rinpoche Swift Return puja. Hue is one of the long time Kechara Penang members and he comes to puja regularly. He shared that he truly believes that Dorje Shugden and Rinpoche always there guiding him. He shared how sometimes DS will give him hints to avert troubles ahead or to alert him when he 'misbehaved'. Hope many will come to know more about this powerful Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugden aka DS. Having Dorje Shugden is like having a powerful ally that will protect us day and night. Just trust Him and have faith. Kechara Penang Study Group, 25/11/2023 by Jacinta.
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Bhutan 864,803
Canada 797,322
Australia 619,377
Philippines 555,278
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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