Padmasambhava Meets Tsongkhapa

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His Holiness the 10th Panchen Lama with His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

Dear friends around the world,

I found this beautiful picture that radiates warmth, love, spirituality and great gentle power. His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche to me was a living Guru Rinpoche Padmasambhava. Everything he did was to benefit others. He spent his whole sacred life learning Dharma, practicing Dharma, accomplishing Dharma and disseminating Dharma. When you were in his presence you felt so much compassion and wisdom radiating from him. I had the pleasure and honour to meet him once in Kathmandu. He blessed me by placing his huge soft holy hands on my head. I never received teachings from him, but that does not matter, to me he was a very holy being.

His Holiness the all knowing Gyalwa 10th Panchen Rinpoche underwent so many obstacles and physical challenges in Tibet. He never lost his presence of mind and he tirelessly worked for the welfare of others. He is considered an emanation of Amitabha Buddha and I have no doubts about that. He traveled, taught, and upheld the holy Dharma. He was the 10th Panchen in a long line of immaculate incarnations that traditionally reside at the glorious Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in Shigatse, Tibet. To me he seems like Tsongkhapa himself.

Here in this picture Panchen Lama presents a gift to Dilgo Khyentse. Dilgo Khyentse is so humble and crouched forward to receive it. This is a sign of having no ego, a truly attained being. This picture is such a testament to two great beings interacting for the benefit of us sentient beings. I am blessed to see this picture and I had to share it here. I am moved to see this. I treasure beings like these. For me it is as if Lama Tsongkhapa (H.H. 10th Panchen Lama) is meeting up with Guru Rinpoche (H.H. Dilgo Khyentse) in this photograph.

This is a beautiful picture showing harmony between such highly attained lamas from differing traditions. This is even more so since the ban on Dorje Shugden began. Since that time there have been accusations of religious intolerance against Dorje Shugden practitioners. His Holiness the 10th Panchen Lama was, however, a very strong practitioner of Dorje Shugden. In fact he has a large chapel dedicated to the protector in his Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, and even composed prayers to Dorje Shugden which can be found in his sungbum, or collected works. Seeing these pictures is testament to the fact that such religious intolerance did not exist before the ban. This is an example of what true practitioners are like, when you practice the teachings correctly, there is no disharmony. There is only love, care and tolerance towards each other.

Tsem Rinpoche

 

A warm photo of His Holiness the 10th Panchen Lama with His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

A warm photo of His Holiness the 10th Panchen Lama with His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

 


 

Biography of His Holiness the 10th Panchen Lama

DilgoPanchen-03Lobsang Trinley Lhundrub Chokyi Gyaltsen was the 10th Panchen Lama of the Gelug School of Tibetan Buddhism. He was often referred to simply as Chokyi Gyaltsen. He was born and given the name Gonpo Tseten on February 19, 1938 in today’s Xunhua Salar Autonomous County of Qinghai, to his parents Gonpo Tseten and Sonam Drolma.

When the 9th Panchen Lama entered clear light in 1937, two simultaneous searches for the 10th Panchen Lama produced two competing candidates, with the government in Lhasa (who had selected a boy from Xikang) and the 9th Panchen Lama’s officials (who picked Tseten) in conflict. The government of The Republic of China, then embroiled in the Chinese Civil War, declared its support for Tseten on June 3, 1949. Guan Jiyu, the head of the Mongolian and Tibetan Affairs Commission, joined Kuomintang Governor of Qinghai Ma Bufang in presiding over Tseten’s enthronement on June 11, as Chokyi Gyaltsen at Kumbum Monastery. The Dalai Lama’s government in Lhasa still refused to recognize Chokyi Gyaltsen as the legitimate incarnation of the Panchen Lama.

Ma tried to persuade the Panchen Lama to accompany the Kuomintang government to Taiwan as they were losing the war, but the Panchen Lama declared his support for the Communist People’s Republic of China instead. In 1951, the Panchen Lama was to invited to Beijing as the Tibetan delegation was signing the 17-Point Agreement with the People’s Republic of China. He was officially recognised by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama when they met in 1952.

In September 1954, the Dalai Lama and the Panchen Lama went to Beijing to attend the first session of the first National People’s Congress and to meet Mao Zedong and other leaders. The Panchen Lama was soon elected as a member of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, and in December 1954 he became the deputy chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. In 1956, the Panchen Lama went to India on a pilgrimage together with the Dalai Lama.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru, His Holiness the Panchen Lama and Maharaja of Sikkim

When the Dalai Lama fled to India in 1959, the Panchen Lama publicly supported the Chinese government so he could remain in Tibet to protect his people. The Chinese government made him chairman of the Preparatory Committee for the Tibet Autonomous Region. After a tour through Tibet, in May 1962, he met Zhou Enlai to discuss a 70,000-character petition that dealt with the brutal suppression of the Tibetan people during and after the Chinese invasion of Tibet. The initial reaction was positive, but in October 1962, the Chinese authorities dealing with the population criticised the petition. Chairman Mao called the petition “… a poisoned arrow shot at the Party by reactionary feudal overlords.”

In 1964, he was publicly humiliated at Politburo meetings, dismissed from all posts of authority, declared ‘an enemy of the Tibetan people’, had his journal confiscated and used against him, and then imprisoned. He was 26 years old at the time. The Panchen Lama’s situation worsened when the Cultural Revolution began. The Chinese dissident and former Red Guard Wei Jingsheng published a letter in March 1979, written under an anonymous name, denouncing the conditions at Qincheng Prison where the 10th Panchen Lama was imprisoned. In October 1977, he was released but held under house arrest in Beijing until 1982. After his release, he was considered by the Chinese authorities to be politically rehabilitated, and he then rose to important positions once again. He served as Vice Chairman of the National People’s Congress.

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the Prime Minister of India with His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche and His Holiness the Dalai Lama

In 1978, after being told to give up his vows of an ordained monk by the authorities, he traveled around China and the authorities had arranged a wife (consort) for him. He began ‘courting’ Li Jie as recommended, a soldier and medical student at Fourth Military Medical University in Xi’an. At the time, the Lama had no money and was still blacklisted by the party, but the wife of Deng Xiaoping and widow of Zhou Enlai saw the strategic alliance that a marriage between a Tibetan Lama and a Han woman would bring. They personally intervened to wed the couple in a large ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in 1979. One year later, the Panchen Lama was given the Vice Chairmanship of the National People’s Congress and other political posts.

Li Jie bore a daughter in 1983, named Yabshi Pan Rinzin Wangmo. Popularly known as the ‘Princess of Tibet’, she is considered an important person in Tibetan Buddhism and within Tibetan-Chinese politics because she is the only offspring of a 600-year history of the Panchen Lama incarnation lineage. Early in 1989, the 10th Panchen Lama returned to Tibet to consecrate some of the recovered bones from the graves of the previous Panchen Lamas. These are graves that had been destroyed during the destruction of Tashi Lhunpo in 1959. Unfortunately, he died from a manifested heart attack in Shigatse at the age of 51, on January 28, just five days after delivering a speech in Tibet during which he said: “Since liberation, there has certainly been development, but the price paid for this development has been greater than the gains.”

According to one story, he foresaw his own death as in the case of very high lamas as himself in a message to his wife during their last meeting. In another, a rainbow appeared in the sky before his death. Some people, including the Dalai Lama, believe that his own medical staff poisoned him. His daughter Rinzin Wangmo refused to comment on the conspiracy theories, attributing his early death to his general poor health, extreme weight gain, and chronic sleep deprivation.

His Holiness the 10th Panchen Lama was a staunch upholder of teachings in the Gelug tradition. In fact, he composed many prayers and texts. These are contained in his sungbum, or collected works, and include prayers to Dorje Shugden, who he considered to be a very important Dharma protector. In fact his monastery of Tashi Lhunpo has a large chapel dedicated to Dorje Shugden, where monks engage in his prayers every single day. The Panchen Lama encouraged this, as he knew this practice can bring benefit to many people.

 

Biography of His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse

His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche was born around 1910 in Tibet. He was the undisputed head of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism from 1987 and remained so until his passing in 1991. He was a powerful tantric master, scholar, poet and teacher. As the holder of the lineage of teachings stemming from Jamyang Khyentse Wango, Dilgo Khyentse’s role was pivotal within the Nyingma tradition, especially after the 1959 events in Tibet, which saw thousands of Tibetans escape into India, Nepal and Bhutan. From that time onwards it was due to his kindness and perseverance that many Nyingma teachings were preserved and spread. Many practitioners all over the world consider him to be the archetypal spiritual teacher. His inner journey led him to an unparalleled depth of knowledge and enabled him to be a fountain of loving kindness, wisdom and compassion for all those who met him.

He was born in Denhok Valley in Kham Derge, Eastern Tibet in a family that descended from the 9th century King Trisong Detsen, and his father was a minister to the king of Derge. While still in his mother’s womb he was recognised as an extraordinary incarnation by Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche, an important lama in the Nyingma tradition. As a young boy he manifested a strong desire to devote himself to spiritual life entirely. Although his father wanted him to follow in his own footsteps, he finally relented to his son’s wishes.

When he was seven years old, he was recognised as one of the reincarnations of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo by Sechen Gyaltsab Rinpoche at Shechen Monastery, which is one of the six principal monasteries of the Nyingma tradition. Over the years Dilgo Khyentse received a full education from over 50 teachers from the Nyingma, Kagyu, Sakya and Gelug traditions. He spent time training in meditation and studied the Dharma in general but had a specific focus on tantra. Completing his ngondro, or preliminary practices, he spent the majority of 13 years in silent retreat in remote hermitages and caves near his birthplace.

When he had finished his retreat, at the age of 28, Dilgo Khyentse studied with Khyentse Chokyi Lodro and received many teachings and initiations from him. He then requested his teacher to spend the rest of his life in solitary meditation but his teacher instructed him to teach others and spread the countless teachings he had received.

Following 1959, he lived in Bhutan at the request of the king, who welcomed him and provided for him. He even became the king’s spiritual advisor. Soon his outstanding qualities began to draw many students, from the highest ministers, to the humblest farmers and westerners. Following this Dilgo Khyentse travelled all over the Himalayas, India, Southeast Asia and the West to give teachings and spread the Dharma. He was considered one of the masters of the Dzogchen, or Great Perfection, teachings and was a principal holder of the Nyingma lineage known as Longchen Nyingtik. Over the course of his lifetime, he even sought out teachings that were on the verge of disappearing, received their oral transmissions and initiations, and passed them on to his students in order to preserve them.

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In addition to these, he composed numerous poems, meditation texts and commentaries. Throughout his life, he showed himself to be a true embodiment of enlightened activity. He would regularly work on several projects or work at the same time, although whatever he did, it seems to flow effortlessly from his meditation and actions. His teachings and his life had become one and the same.

In 1980 he founded a monastery in Nepal, called Shechen Tennyi Dargyeling. It is located near the Boudhanath stupa in the northeast of Kathmandu. There, he revived the Shechen tradition and taught the Dharma countless times to other lamas, disciples and students all around the world.

He built a stupa in Bodhgaya, the place of Buddha’s enlightenment, and built several temples and stupas in Bhutan. In Tibet itself he re-consecrated Samye monastery, which was the first Buddhist monastery established in Tibet. He also inaugurated the rebuilding of Shechen Monastery, and contributed to the restoration of over 200 other monasteries and temples throughout the country.

Up until his passing in 1991, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche was involved in publishing over three hundred volumes of Tibetan Buddhist teachings, especially from his Nyingma tradition. This ensured that the teachings were preserved for future generations to come. His cremation ceremony was held over a three-day period near Paro in Bhutan and was attended by hundreds of high lamas, the royal family and ministers of Bhutan, over five hundred of his western students, and fifty thousand other devotees.

 
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  1. Bong on Aug 12, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    These are beautiful pictures of H.E. Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche going to meet His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche and getting blessings from Panchen Rinpoche. You can see how humble Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche is. He is always bowed in the presence of Panchen Rinpoche. Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche is a great lama himself yet has not ego to get blessings from another very high lama. Beautiful to see this.

  2. Samfoonheei on Mar 10, 2018 at 11:06 am

    Its heart warming to see beautiful picture of two great Masters . This picture is such a foresight to two great masters in such a way to have an effect on each other. H H Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and H.H. 10th Panchen Lama two great beings meeting up for the benefit of all sentient beings. An example to all great Lamas ,world leaders and every one of us to have religious tolerance, mutual respect for others for peace and harmony environment.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing such a beautiful biography of Great Lamas. May all Great Gurus live long and healthy life to turn Dharma Wheel to benefit all sentient beings.

  3. Lum Kok Luen on Aug 18, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    This wonderful sharing touches our hearts deeply. Two high Lamas who are so, so humble (yet they are from different schools), goes to show that we must have religious tolerance, mutual respect for others, always think of others first, we should not have ego, we must be always in serving mode, and whatever we do (body, speech and mind) must be for others’ benefit.

    They are such a warm, loving and compassionate Lamas. They adapted their minds and teachings according to the needs of the people at the time. This shows also that Dharma is ever so flexible and can be imprinted into anyone’s mind.

    Thank you for yet another teaching.

    Humbly yours,
    Lum Kok Luen

  4. Caryn Wong on Aug 15, 2017 at 10:15 am

    Through one of the blog chat discussions, I came to know His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpochesee and His Holiness Gyalwa 10th Panchen Rinpoche. Stories of their life journey are truly inspiring and the pictures of the two great Lamas meeting each other are beautiful. From the pictures, I can feel a sense of humility and graciousness between them with no ego, no discrimination and no barrier. It is a blessing to me to get to know them, be inspired and learn from them.
    Thank you Rinpoche, as always, for your continuous sharing and teachings.

  5. Soon Huat on Aug 13, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    The picture says thousands words. I particularly like this picture, it is amazing photo of His Holiness the 10th Panchen Lama present a gift to His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche humbly and in harmonious atmosphere. They are high attained Lama who are icon of different sect or school but respect each other. I has been hoping to see this type of picture again for sometimes since I get to know the ban of Dorje Shugden.

    There should not be sectarianism happened in Buddhism. It is logic as Buddha taught us to have compassion to everyone even your enemy or those from different religion. I particular like the statement Rinpoche said in this article: “true practitioners are like, when you practice the teachings correctly, there is no disharmony. There is only love, care and tolerance towards each other”. Do not use religion as excuse or weapon to harm others for ourselves selfish benefits.

    I have read about His Holiness 10th Panchen Lama for sometimes especially His kind a 70,000-character petition that dealt with the brutal suppression of the Tibetan people during and after the Chinese invasion of Tibet. I admired His compassion and courage. He can flee to India with Dalai Lama in 1959 but He chose to stay in Tibet to deal with China government to help Tibetans. I believe with high attained Lama, He should be able to foresee the difficulties He would go through which would even take His life away; He was willing to face these difficulties for His people. Later, I have cordial feeling with Him as I get to know He is faithful Dorje Shugden practitioner. He persistently performed Dorje Shugden praying every morning. However, I noticed Panchen Lama always have very controversial reincarnation; happened in both 10th Panchen Lama’s and 11th Panchen Lama’s reincarnation. I sincerely hope 11th Panchen Lama will stay healthy and long life to benefit more sentient beings.

    My first time to get to know His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse. He is real prolific Dharma practitioner; learning Dharma, practicing Dharma, accomplishing Dharma and disseminating Dharma. I am truly impressed the Dharma work done by His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse. I am surprise with full respect from bottom of my heart when I get to have gone through 13 years solitary retreats (it required a lot of persistence). He is like our Guru, H.E.Tsem Tulku Rinpoche who like to have life time retreat, however, was instructed by His Guru to spread the Dharma to benefit others. I should treasure Their present and teaching; learn, transform and practice. I should not let this golden opportunity to slip through in this life as it might take millions of years to meet such great Guru in human form again.

    Thank You Rinpoche for sharing such great biography of Great Lama to us to inspire us to learn and practice Dharma. These Great Gurus really walk the talk. May all Gurus live long and healthy life to turn Dharma Wheel to benefit all sentient beings.

  6. Lim Han Nee on Aug 10, 2017 at 11:34 am

    This picture of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche receiving a gift from the 10th Panchen Lama speaks a thousand words for these two great Masters. It s a picture radiating true spiritual love and warmth that transcends all barriers. A living incarnation of Padmasambhava meets a living incarnation of Amitabha Buddha or , Lama Tsongkhapa! Both Dilgo Khyentse and the Panchen Lama come from different Tibetan Buddhist traditions, the Nyingma and the Gelug respectively. Both are equal in their vast store of Dharma knowledge and wisdom. Both taught and spread the Dharma tirelessly, to benefit all.

    Here, in this picture, the Panchen Lama is presenting a gift to Dilgo Khyentse, and Dilgo Khyentse is receiving it ever so humbly. Such a blessed picture of harmony and tolerance between two highly attained Lamas of two different lineages. Furthermore, the Panchen Lama is also a strong practitioner of Dorje Shugden. Thus it goes to show that between true Dharma practitioners , there is only love, acceptance and tolerance.

  7. Joy on Feb 22, 2013 at 5:38 am

    Wow what an amazing powerful image this is! I love to see this kind of image it is so powerful because both Enlightened being though so highly attained exchange in so much humility and graciousness what more should we say about us and how we interact with each other. It is so humbling to see although they are from different schools/sect, but in reality there is no differences at all!

    It also shows me that real Dharma or real spirituality has to discrimination and barriers. It is the same and we should learn from these highly attained being to act also in such manner. What an inspiration to us, what a blessing to see. May all Gurus always have long life and good health and continue to turn the wheel of Dharma, for without real Gurus, we are like blind and deaf beggars spinning in our own karmas.

  8. Sharon Saw on Feb 6, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    I love this photo of these two masters. Although from different traditions, this picture shows that there is no difference in these great lamas’ minds. They are highly attained beings and emanate love and kindness. Something we should all emulate instead of always focusing on our differences. I love the beautiful quotes Rinpoche posted from HH Dilgo Khyentse http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/golden-words-by-h-h-dilgo-kyentse.html. These quotes are universally applicable to anyone, Buddhist or non-Buddhist.

  9. Julia Tan on Jun 24, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Seeing Lama Tsongkhapa and Guru Padmasambhava together in this picture, It’s truly blessings to me.

    H.H. Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche enter clear light at the age of 81, after a brief illness, in Bhutan. His cremation was attended by over fifty thousand people, including teachers and disciples from around the world. http://shop1338.hiwinner.hinet.net/ec99/shop1338/English/sub_teachers_dkr.html

  10. Lingchen Jurmey Dorji on May 17, 2012 at 10:41 am

    Thank you for the wonderful picture la. Dilgo Khyentse was a great non-sectarian master.

  11. Wan Wai Meng on Feb 19, 2012 at 11:52 am

    If you ask me what other place place in the world I would like to visit I wont be able to answer right away, but who I’d like to meet well one of the top people would have been the previous Dilgo Khyentse, I was also reading how Dilgo Khyentse was training up the current Dzongsar Rinpoche by trusting him and that trust was what helped to build up Dzongsar Rinpoche. I would imagine being in the presence of Dilgo Khyentse would be like in the presence of a old wise sage and compassion. I had the good fortune to read a book on guru yoga by Dilgo Khyentse helped me to understand some more about the guru devotion and how to approach the guru yoga practise.

  12. yek yee on Jan 31, 2012 at 3:05 am

    I like His Holiness Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche very much. His Holiness Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche really attract my attention few years ago. I had collected a lot his Dharma book. Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche’s dharma book is very nice, simple and easy to read. And a lot of nice picture of Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche. Just look at Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche, I feel be blessed by him. That show how compassion of this high lama.

    Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche is another high lama in the world. So great we all be protect, bless, take care by high lama like Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche. I believe the people who can meet with those high lama like Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche and even our Kechara spiritual adviser H.E.Tsem Tulku Rinpoche should be consider very lucky, to me I will really appreciate this precious opportunity.

  13. Adeline on Jan 30, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    It’s a blessing to see this beautiful picture of the 2 holy beings liked Guru Rinpoche meets Tsongkhapa! Thanks for sharing.

  14. Frederick Law on Jan 29, 2012 at 11:15 am

    This pic radiates alot of compassion and kindness. It is such a blessing to see two living Buddha greeting each other with so much humility, both are great Lama, yet so kind and down to earth.

  15. mike on Jan 25, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    Thanks for this rare pic of 2great gurus. Both of them have been thru so much during their life and have never complain anythg. HH Dilgo Rinpoche a great teacher of non sectarian whom admired by all Buddhists around the world. HH Panchen Lama continuosly devote himself to Buddhism despite being humiliated during Mao’s Cultural Rev. Truly a real practioner of Buddhism. May their teaching cont to make our life meaningful.

  16. Victor on Jan 25, 2012 at 7:23 am

    Feel so bless to see the picture. Thanks for sharing, Rinpoche 🙂

  17. Chöpel on Jan 25, 2012 at 3:13 am

    Love it, love it, love it! Thanks for sharing, Rinpoche!

  18. elizabeth hurwitz on Jan 25, 2012 at 1:35 am

    Thank you, Tsem Tulku Rinpoche. Beautiful photo.

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    In 1987, the China Disabled People’s Performing Arts Troupe was formed. They are a professional performing arts troupe made up of 106 performers with hearing and/or visual impairments or physical disabilities. For the next 20 years, the 106 performers worked hard to turn professional in 2000. By 2004, they gave up their government allowance, began supporting themselves… and started raising money for charities! So beautiful no matter what angle you look at it from.

    Aged between 14-19, they slowly-but-steadily learned the art of dancing through sign language with other trainers. To make up for the lack of one or more of their senses, they put in more time, effort and have immense determination. Determination is the key for all success for anyone.

    For any one dance that they perform, they can spend up to one year practicing it for an average of 6-10 hours a day! Each move that they make is practiced about 100 times!!

    They have acquired international recognition and have performed in highly-recognised venues such as Scala in Milan, Carnegie Hall in New York, The Kennedy Center (for Bill Clinton), the Opera House in Sydney and “The Egg” in Beijing. They have performed in more than 60 countries (10 times in the USA alone), been invited to perform at events such as the closing ceremony of the Paralympics in Athens (2004) and Miss World 2004 pageant… and was designated as “UNESCO Art for Peace” by the Director-General of UNESCO!

    Watch the video on their amazing performance at http://bit.ly/2kwvIsU
  • nicholas
    Friday, Nov 15. 2019 03:58 PM
    Daibutsu (or 大佛/大仏) means ‘Great Buddha’ or ‘giant Buddha’ in Japanese. It can also be used informally to refer to a big Buddha statue. One such statue is in Kamakura, Japan. The Daibutsu is a statue of Amitabha Buddha and is called The Great Buddha of Kamakura.

    The statue dates back to 1252 AD, and is of Amitabha Buddha in sitting position. The statue is approximately 13.35 meters tall, weighing approximately 93 tons and is made from bronze. It is hollow and visitors can enter to view the interior.

    According to the temple records, the current statue was preceded by another wooden Daibutsu. A court lady named Inadano-Tsubone, who was an attendant of Shogun Yorimoto, had raised funds together with a priest named Joko. When they collected enough funds, they started the construction work in 1238. That statue took 5 years of construction, but was destroyed after a storm hit the area in 1248. The hall that covered the statue was also destroyed.

    They constructed it again, but this time they collected more funds and made a bronze statue. They then constructed a hall to shelter the statue… but it was yet again destroyed in 1335 during a large storm. The hall reconstructed once again, but a typhoon in 1368 brought it down. The 4th (and final) reconstruction of the hall stood for 127 years, until a tsunami hit Japan and destroyed it. However, the bronze statue remained intact and it has been left under the open air since.

    Read more at http://bit.ly/2k4bbvL
  • nicholas
    Friday, Nov 15. 2019 03:53 PM
    The serene and majestic Mount Fanjing (or Fanjing Shan 梵凈山), its peaks towering above the cloud banks, is steeped in Buddhist lore and tradition. ‘Fanjing’ (梵凈) means ‘Buddhist tranquillity’. In another explanation, the mountain received its name “Fanjing”, as an abbreviation of Fantianjingtu, a Buddhist term which means “Brahma’s Pure Land”. Mount Fanjing is also called Yuejing (Moon Mirror) Mountain because the temple at its peak can be seen reflected on the surrounding smooth rock on a clear moonlit night.

    Mount Fanjing is part of the Wuling Range in south-western China’s Guizhou Province. Its highest point stands 2,572 meters above sea level and the misty summit is the highest of the entire range. For centuries, both the mountain and the surrounding jungles have been a sanctuary for Buddhist masters seeking solitude in nature. Numerous Buddhist temples are spread across the peaks and slopes, most dedicated to Maitreya and Buddha Shakyamuni. Maitreya, or The Next Buddha, is the patron Bodhisattva of Mount Fanjing.

    Read more about Fanjing Mountain at http://bit.ly/2Qhdnhb
  • nicholas
    Friday, Nov 15. 2019 03:44 PM
    In an area of some 120 square kilometres, not far from the picturesque Mount Huangshan, and located in Qingyang County, Anhui Province in China, is a haven that is nestled between the Yangtze River and the Yellow Mountain. Here, in a verdant landscape of pine trees and walls of tall swaying bamboo, lined with streams, waterfalls, hidden caves and rocky configurations, 99 peaks rise up from the soil and protrude through the clouds. The tallest peak is called Shiwang Peak (Peak of Ten Kings) that sits at an elevation of 1,342 metres above sea level. This summit is well known, as are eight of the nearby peaks – Tiantai Peak, Tianwang Peak, Lianhua Peak, Duxiu Peak, Luohan Peak, Wulao Peak, Fuhu Peak and Furong Peak.

    Together, the peaks are known as Jiu Hua Shan (Mount Jiu Hua) or the Nine Glorious/Heavenly Mountains and are considered to be the abode of the Bodhisattva Ksitigarbha, known as Dizangwang Pusa in Chinese.

    Jiu Hua Shan is one of the four holiest sites of Chinese Buddhism. The other three are Mount Wutai in Shanxi province, Mount Emei in Sichuan and Mount Putuo in Zhejiang.

    Read more about Jiu Hua Shan at http://bit.ly/2CNeo8x
  • nicholas
    Friday, Nov 15. 2019 03:36 PM
    Pu Tuo Shan, also known as Mount Putuo is located on an island southeast of Shanghai, in the Zhoushan prefecture of Zhejiang province in China. Pu Tuo Shan is believed to be the bodhimanda (place of awakening) of Avalokitesvara, more familiarly known as Guan Yin in China. Due to this believe, Pu Tuo Shan gained its place as one of the five holy mountains in Buddhism and flocks of pilgrims visit this place all year round to get blessings.



    During the Tang Dynasty, Pu Tuo Shan became the center of Chinese Buddhism solely for Guan Yin, while the silk road was being constructed and developed. Ever since then, Pu Tuo Shan has been the main destination for all Guan Yin worshipers. Guan Yin (or Chenrezig, or Avaloketishvara), resides as the patron Bodhisattva on Mount Putuo.

    Pu Tuo Shan consists of many temples and monastic institutes, besides being a place of study for the holy Dharma, it is also a place where many people visit for geological, marine and forestry studies.

    Learn more about Buddhist Practice in Putuo Shan at http://bit.ly/32Jp0jq
  • sarassitham
    Friday, Nov 15. 2019 03:18 PM
    Being together as a family builds family unity, creates wonderful memories for children and is a great way to relieve stress and instill family values. Nice to know about Kechara’s land is rich to to grow organic vegetables that is free of pesticides and chemicals. As we know that organic foods are much more healthier than non organic for many reason. It is pricey but rich in nutrients, minerals and vitamins.

    Though organic foods have become more and more popular recently, parents need to start making the correct choices for their children on a daily basis. Thanks for the sharing, had a good view of the fresh and healthy greenery vegetables. Felt very happy for the son who had a great time to work together with his father.
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Nov 15. 2019 01:49 PM
    Despite of all those hardships, Rinpoche had gone through, with Rinpoche having a strong imprint, courage and determination Rinpoche was where today. Rinpoche had to work at Fotomat, for a living to support himself , got robbed , meeting customers and so forth. Rinpoche yet remained happy as Rinpoche could carry on as usual doing long sadhana of Vajra Yogini and Heruka and many mantras.
    Back at his studio apt of Fenmore Apts, Rinpoche could do sadhana and prostrations in the room while his friends will be singing. Not everyone could concentrate with the noise but Rinpoche could. That’s incredible in such a situation.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing Rinpoche’s encounter happening before during and after Rinpoche met HH Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. Its an encouragement , inspiration for us .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/tsem-rinpoche-in-an-american-tantric-dress.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Nov 15. 2019 01:46 PM
    Rinpoche was indeed a man of multi task ,from a friend, teacher, planner, writer to a coordinator to name a few. Rinpoche down to earth doing all for everyone,benefiting them more than himself. Wow …Rinpoche for seen in all the constructions of Kechara Forest Retreat . Truly amazing, the planning of the hall and those statues as well . Rinpoche would always involved whatever he could for the benefits of all from A to Z. Rinpoche has such wisdom, compassion, love, care and true connection with all of us.. It’s the connection and humanity of a teacher and that is something really beautiful to see.
    Thank you Pastor Jean Ai for sharing this with us.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/growing-up-with-rinpoche-its-all-in-the-details
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Nov 15. 2019 01:44 PM
    Sentient beings come to this present life from their previous lives and take rebirth. Positive karma are created and their imprints remain on the consciousness. H.E. Tsem Rinpoche has always wanted to be a monk, since young. He had a very strong imprints from a previous existence , that Rinpoche enjoyed drawing images of Buddha and keen to read Buddhist books. Rinpoche will somehow go and looked for Buddhist Temple to practice Dharma teachings without his foster parent knowledge. Rinpoche could be a movie star but Rinpoche chose to be a monk where Rinpoche would benefit to all sentient beings. Well, Rinpoche had since kept his vows until the last day . Rinpoche did say before that the happiest days of his life was at the monastery serving his teachers.
    Thank you Pastor David for sharing this short post.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/tales-with-my-lama-on-being-a-monk
  • Sofi
    Friday, Nov 15. 2019 10:19 AM
    The Guangxi Community in Bentong

    Bentong is one of the few towns in Malaysia which has a majority of Guangxi Chinese within the Chinese community. Based on the information I gathered from the Bentong Guangxi Association, it is estimated that around 75% of the Chinese population in Bentong can safely trace their ancestry back to Guangxi Province, China. Notably, about 90% of the Chinese population in the Perting Chinese New Village are Guangxi Chinese.

    Find out more of Bentong’s community: http://bit.ly/BentongGuangXi
  • Sofi
    Friday, Nov 15. 2019 10:04 AM
    The Sacred Vajrayogini of Ratsag Monastery

    Ratsag is a contraction of Ra Lotsawa’s clan name and the Tibetan expression tsagsutsu, which means “success.” This indicates that Ratsag Monastery was the last of the set of 108 monasteries that Ra Lotsawa pledged to build. His connection to Ra Bende Yonten Gyalpo of the inscription, aside from sharing the same family name, remains unknown. Nevertheless, the occupants of the monastery and the local people all continue to regard Ratsag Monastery as being founded by Ra Lotsawa.

    Read more of this monastery’s interesting history: http://bit.ly/RatsagMonastery

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The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
The unknown may be growth and opportunities,
One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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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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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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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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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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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

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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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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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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
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There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
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Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
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Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden\'s grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden's grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
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A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
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Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
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Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche 

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We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
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    She’s going to spend her whole life here without being able to move correctly. Like a machine. They are the slaves of the people and are viewed as a product. It’s immoral. Billions of terrestrial animals die annually. Billions. You can’t even imagine it. And all that because people don’t want to give up meat, even though there are so many alternatives. ~ Gabriel Azimov
  • Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
    7 months ago
    Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
    7 months ago
    This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
  • Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
    7 months ago
    Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
  • This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
    7 months ago
    This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
    7 months ago
    Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
  • These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
    7 months ago
    These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
    7 months ago
    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
    7 months ago
    Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
  • Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
    8 months ago
    Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
  • Beautiful
    8 months ago
    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
  • My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
    8 months ago
    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
    8 months ago
    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
    9 months ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    10 months ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    10 months ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    10 months ago
    Uncle Wong
    We were told by Uncle Wong he is very faithful toward Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden has extended help to him on several occasions and now Uncle Wong comes daily to make incense offerings to Dorje Shugden. He is grateful towards the help he was given.
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    10 months ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
    10 months ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
    11 months ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    11 months ago
    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Chirping birds and other forest animals create a joyful melody at the Vajrayogini stupa in Kechara Forest Retreat (Bentong, Malaysia).
  • His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    11 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    Trijang Rinpoche never gave up his devotion to Dorje Shugden no matter how much Tibetan government in exile pressured him to give up. He stayed loyal inspiring so many of us.
  • This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    2 yearss ago
    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    This video is thought-provoking and very interesting. Watch! Thanks so much to our friends at LIVEKINDLY.
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    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
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    2 yearss ago
    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
    2 yearss ago
    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
    2 yearss ago
    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    2 yearss ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
    2 yearss ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    2 yearss ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
    2 yearss ago
    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
  • Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
    2 yearss ago
    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    2 yearss ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    2 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    2 yearss ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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Owen Liew offered incense to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas on behalf of KISG. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Owen Liew offered incense to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas on behalf of KISG. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Steve from Ipoh offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas prior to our weekly Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Steve from Ipoh offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas prior to our weekly Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG has completed our weekly Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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KISG has completed our weekly Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Throwback - Parent and children stayed together to do breathing meditation ~ 2018 Pilgrimage cum Camp, Kechara Forest Retreat. Alice, KSDS
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Throwback - Parent and children stayed together to do breathing meditation ~ 2018 Pilgrimage cum Camp, Kechara Forest Retreat. Alice, KSDS
Throwback - KSDS parent and student visited Kechara Forest Retreat ~ Wesak Day for virtuous deeds and have fun together. Alice, KSDS
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Throwback - KSDS parent and student visited Kechara Forest Retreat ~ Wesak Day for virtuous deeds and have fun together. Alice, KSDS
Wonderful to see these 2 siblings learn dharma together and pray to Manjushri before the class start. Alice, KSDS
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Wonderful to see these 2 siblings learn dharma together and pray to Manjushri before the class start. Alice, KSDS
The youngest in the class of only 3 years ago learned how to do full lotus pose for breathing meditation session. Alice, KSDS
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The youngest in the class of only 3 years ago learned how to do full lotus pose for breathing meditation session. Alice, KSDS
The youngest group of KSDS are very helpful in arranging the seats before the class. Alice, KSDS
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The youngest group of KSDS are very helpful in arranging the seats before the class. Alice, KSDS
Kechara Ipoh Study Group carried out Mother Tara's prayer recitations on Sunday morning. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Kechara Ipoh Study Group carried out Mother Tara's prayer recitations on Sunday morning. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Throwback- Group work activities during camp. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- Group work activities during camp. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- Ice breaking session. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- Ice breaking session. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - Decorating Kechara Oasis, artwork dedication from Sunday class kids. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - Decorating Kechara Oasis, artwork dedication from Sunday class kids. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- Chinese New Year activity during dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- Chinese New Year activity during dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- WOAH Camp 2017 , Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- WOAH Camp 2017 , Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - KSDS camp in KFR, Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - KSDS camp in KFR, Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Grace led the teenage class on a blog chat article. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Grace led the teenage class on a blog chat article. Lin Mun KSDS
Students and teachers were so excited with the performance hat. Lin Mun KSDS
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Students and teachers were so excited with the performance hat. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Asyley and teacher Alice shared the biography of HE Tsem Tulku Rinpoche to student. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Asyley and teacher Alice shared the biography of HE Tsem Tulku Rinpoche to student. Lin Mun KSDS
Class age 10-12 is lead by teacher Jayce. Lin Mun KSDS
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Class age 10-12 is lead by teacher Jayce. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Kien is teacher for class age 7-9 years old. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Kien is teacher for class age 7-9 years old. Lin Mun KSDS
Glad to have Chef Anis and Iswan for joining us last night for the food distribution :) ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Glad to have Chef Anis and Iswan for joining us last night for the food distribution :) ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
The generous support from sponsors and volunteers have made it possible for us to continue with this contribution to those less fortunate. Thanks to Add Hope Malaysia and students from First City University College! #Kechara #foodbank #hungerknowsnobarriers #volunteer ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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The generous support from sponsors and volunteers have made it possible for us to continue with this contribution to those less fortunate. Thanks to Add Hope Malaysia and students from First City University College! #Kechara #foodbank #hungerknowsnobarriers #volunteer ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thank you very much to Rasa Sayang AEON Club team for assisting us with surplus food collection and also distribution last Saturday. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thank you very much to Rasa Sayang AEON Club team for assisting us with surplus food collection and also distribution last Saturday. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thankful to James and Jien Howe for conducting the safety briefing to the new volunteers last night. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thankful to James and Jien Howe for conducting the safety briefing to the new volunteers last night. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Special thanks to Calvin who came as early as 12.30 p.m. He helped us to spring-clean the chapel before today's events; Bird Liberation and Dorje Shugden puja @ KPSG, Jacinta
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Special thanks to Calvin who came as early as 12.30 p.m. He helped us to spring-clean the chapel before today's events; Bird Liberation and Dorje Shugden puja @ KPSG, Jacinta
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