Shakyashri Bhadra: The Last Abbot of Nalanda

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(By Tsem Rinpoche and Pastor David Lai)

Shakyashri Bhadra

Shakyashri Bhadra, who is known to the Tibetans as Kache Panchen (Mahapandita of Kashimir), was one of the last great Kashmiri masters to have arrived in Tibet from India during the transmission of Buddhism into the Himalayan country. Regarded as one of the previous incarnations of Dorje Shugden, his arrival in Tibet marked the end of a great age of Buddhism in India and the dawn of a new age in Tibet. Although less well-known than his predecessors, his impact and contribution to the survival and growth of Buddhism was immense.

This illustrious master was born in Dasobhara, Kashmir in 1127 CE and he had a brother by the name of Buddhacandra. When he was 10 years old, he began studying Sanskrit grammar under the tutelage of the Brahman Laksmidhara. At the age of 23, he received his novice monastic vows and the name ‘Subhadra’ from Sukha Sri Bhadradeva.

When he turned 30, he made his way to the ancient city of Magadha where he received instructions and tantric initiations from many notable teachers of the day such as Santakaragupta, Dasabala and Dhavaraka. He practised Tantra intensely and beheld stunning and pure visions of deities including Tara (whom he would perceive each morning when he recited the 7-limb prayer), Chakrasamvara and Kalachakra.

Following this, he traveled all the way to Bihar in order to receive further Dharma teachings and entered Nalanda Monastic University, the leading centre of Buddhist philosophy, learning and practice at the time. While at Nalanda, he mastered the five sciences of language, science, logic, art and Buddhist philosophy. Thus, he established himself as a gifted scholar and master, and was highly regarded according to the old tradition at Nalanda of venerating masters of his calibre. Having completed the monastic curriculum, he was awarded the title of ‘Mahapandita’, a monastic degree system that is similar to the Geshe Lharampa award system used in Tibetan Gelug monasteries today.

Ruins of the famous Nalanda Monastic University in India

The ruins of the famous Nalanda Monastic University in India

Accorded the highest respect, Shakyashri Bhadra eventually ascended the Abbot’s throne at both Nalanda and later at Vikramashila University (another great Indian institution of Buddhist learning), following a long line of illustrious Abbots including Dipamkara Shrijnana Atisha, who lived over 150 years prior to Shakyashri Bhadra. His reputation as a teacher grew so exponentially that when he gave teachings, he would command an audience of 12,000 monks at Odantapuri, another major monastic university.

While on a pilgrimage through Bodhgaya and Varanasi, he had mystical visions of Buddha Shakyamuni, Tara, and Chenrezig.

In those days, Nalanda, which lies in the present-day state of Bihar in India, was a veritable city unto itself with a population of 10,000 students and 2,000 teachers. The monastic university was filled with illustrious masters but nothing could have prepared Shakyashri Bhadra, his monastic officials, and the elders to stem the onslaught of the Turkic invasion headed by Muhammad Bakhtiyar Khilji. The massive Nalanda Monastery fell easily and was razed to the ground by Bhakhtiyar’s troops in 1192 CE. The invaders then overran the ancient city of Varanasi and consequently, Vikramashila Monastery was also completely destroyed and the entire Sangha community of Odantapuri was mercilessly slaughtered. Fearing for his life, his students escorted Shakyashri Bhadra out of the area in a daring escape.

A line drawing of Shakyashri Bhadra

A line drawing of Shakyashri Bhadra

After the invasion, Shakyashri Bhadra wandered eastward and returned once again to Bihar despite the dangers of doing so, in order to revive the Dharma there. When he turned 77, he received an invitation from Tropu Lotsawa Rinchen Senge (b. 1173 CE) to travel to Tibet to teach. Having previously brought the Indian masters Mitrayogin and Buddhashri from India to Tibet, the young Tibetan translator had journeyed to the Chumbi Valley specifically in search of the Mahapandita Shakyashri Bhadra and finally met him in a town called Vanesvara.

At that time, Shakyashri Bhadra was reluctant to make the journey to Tibet as he did not think very highly of Tropu Lotsawa who was quite young. However, the young Tropu Lotsawa was able to ask well-thought out questions on Buddhist doctrine to each of the pandits in Shakyashri’s retinue. The ensuing discussion impressed Shakyashri sufficiently to convince him to go to Tibet, and he arrived in the Land of Snows in 1204 CE.

Shakyashri Bhadra’s arrival was preceded by news of this great master coming soon to turn the Wheel of Dharma and thousands of people, both ordained and lay, gathered to listen to his teachings wherever he went. Attending to him were a group of eight scholars who were great in their own right:

  • Sugatasri, an expert in Madhyamaka, the Middle Way View and Prajnaparamita, the Perfection of Wisdom Sutra
  • Jayadatta, an expert in Vinaya, the Monastic Code of Conduct
  • Vibhuticandra, an expert in Sanskrit grammar and Abhidharma, the higher teachings of the Buddha (Epistemology)
  • Danasila, an expert in logic
  • Sanghasri, an expert in Candavyakarana, a treatise on the Sanskrit language
  • Jivagupta, an expert on the treatises of Maitreya, purportedly taught by Maitreya to Arya Asanga.
  • Mahabodhi, an expert in the Bodhicaryavatara, the treatise on the Bodhisattva way of life by the Pandit Shantideva
  • Kalacandra, an expert on the Kalacakra Tantra, one of the major teachings on higher tantra.
Nagarjuna

Nagarjuna

It has also been said that Shakyashri Bhadra played a pivotal role in the formation of the Drikung Kagyu tradition. Drikung scholars often cite Shakyashri’s biography to promote Jigten Sumgon, the founder of the Drikung Kagyu school, as the reincarnation of Nagarjuna.

There are two events in particular that are often referred to. Before he left India for Tibet, Shakyashri Bhadra was entrusted with the relics of the Buddha that his brother, Buddhacandra, is said to have received from a Sinhalese arhat monk. According to tradition, the arhat monk stated that the relics should be given to Nagarjuna. Upon his arrival in Tibet however, Shakyashri Bhadra was unsuccessful in locating Nagarjuna until a particular incident at Lemoche.

Shakyashri Bhadra was giving ordination in Lemoche when he was approached by a lay Drikung follower requesting for ordination. The man’s request was turned down, the reason being that they had no more robes to give. The man however, was persistent and he refused to give up, tugging on Shakyashri’s robes. It was at this point that Shakyashri’s Tibetan attendant, Jose (Wylie: jo sras) Nyima pushed him away roughly, causing the man to hit a tree and his nose to bleed.

Shakyashri Bhadra

Shakyashri Bhadra

Prior to this incident, Tara would usually appear to Shakyashri whenever he recited the Seven-Limb Prayer every morning. After this incident however, Tara did not appear to him for six days. On the seventh day, she finally appeared but this time, Tara had her back facing Shakyashri. When Shakyashri enquired as to the reasons for her displeasure, Tara explained that the man whom his attendant had abused was a disciple of Nagarjuna’s reincarnation. To purify his misdeeds, Tara said that he should “Make as many Dharma-robes as you have years, and offer them to fully-ordained monks who have no robes.

Shakyashri Bhadra immediately sought out the man and thereafter learned the name of the man’s teacher – Jigten Gonpo Rinchen Pel (1143-1217 CE), also known as Jigten Sumgon who later became the founder of the Drikung Kagyu tradition. In apology, Shakyashri sent his attendants to make offerings to Jigten Sumgon, who responded with offerings as well as a request for the great Shakyashri to visit Drikung. Although Shakyashri was unable to go, he did send many verses of praise.

After Shakyashri’s encounter with Jigten Sumgon, Vibhuticandra who was one of Shakyashri’s Indian attendants made some disparaging remarks about visiting Drikung Monastery. Upon hearing this, Shakyashri was extremely displeased and reprimanded him, recounting to Vibhuticandra the whole incident at Lemoche.

Humbled, Vibhuticandra himself went to Jigten Sumgon for teachings and later commissioned a statue of Chakrasamvara in order to purify his verbal infraction. Further assertions in Shakyashri’s biography recognise Jigten Sumgon to be the reincarnation of Nagarjuna, in an account during which Shakyashri heard the Indian master’s name mystically emanating from a small stream near Drikung Monastery.

The biographical tradition accounts for Shakyashri Bhadra’s location during each summer retreat during his time in Tibet. These include:

  • 1204 in Tropu
  • 1205 in Lemoche
  • 1206 in Sinmori
  • 1207 in Solnak Tangpoche
  • 1208 in Gyengong in Nyangme
  • 1209 in Rinchengang
  • 1210 in Sakya
  • 1211 in Luggudong in Shang
  • 1212 again in Tropu
  • 1213 in Purang

While at Tropu, Shakyashri Bhadra gave teachings on Prajnaparamita (Perfection of Wisdom), the Pratimoksa (Vows of Self-Liberation), and the Mahayanasutra-lamkara (Discourse Literature of the Great Vehicle). Then, he went to the Kadampa monastery of Narthang where he again taught the Prajnaparamita. During one of these teachings, a crow stole some pages of the Prajnaparamita and flew east towards the region of U (central region). Shakyashri interpreted this to be a sign from Tara that he should travel there, and he visited Lhasa, Sinmori, Samye, Tsurphu and Reting where he gave extensive teachings.

Then at Samye Monastery, Shakyashri Bhadra requested the local ruler, Jowo Lha who was a disciple of Kodrakpa Sonam Gyeltsen (1182-1261 CE), if he could have access to the Sanskrit texts at the monastery’s library. Amongst the texts, Shakyashri Bhadra saw a Sanskrit manuscript of the Guhyagarbha Tantra. This is considered an important event within the Nyingma tradition, as it traces the origins of their practice of this Tantra to Indian sources. Alongside this, Shakyashri Bhadra is credited with authenticating the Vajrakilaya practice back to Indian sources as well. He also bestowed the initiation of Vajravali, a collection of sadhanas, three times while he was in Tibet, and it spread throughout all of the major Tibetan Buddhist traditions.

Samye Monastery

Samye Monastery

In 1207 CE, Shakyashri Bhadra established a new Buddhist chronology while staying at Thangpoche Monastery. His chronology differed considerably from the existing Tibetan ones at the time; its dates for the lifetime of Buddha Shakyamuni are much closer to modern estimates than the other systems.

Around 1210 CE, the Nyingma lama Drogon Namkha Pel extended an invitation to this great Indian master to visit Mawochok to perform consecration rituals for the reliquary stupa of his father, Nyangrel Nyima Ozer (1124-1192 CE).

While still in the initial stages of his travel through Tibet, around the time when he was traveling to Tropu from Chumik in 1204 CE, Shakyashri Bhadra had an audience with Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyaltsen (1182-1251 CE) who was on his way to Kyangdur with funeral offerings following the death of his father, Pelchen Opo (1150-1203 CE). According to historical records, Shakyashri is said to have given Sakya Pandita teachings on Buddhist logic at that time.

During the summer retreat in 1208 at Gyangong, Shakyashri Bhadra met Sakya Pandita once again and this time, he acted as the preceptor during the latter’s ordination ceremony. During the 1210 summer retreat at Sakya, Shakyashri bestowed upon Sakya Pandita extensive teachings on a broad range of topics including Kalachakra, Vinaya, linguistics, poetry, logic and epistemology, and Abhidharma.

Following that, the two worked together on a new translation of Dharmakirti’s seminal treatise Pramanavartika. Through these teachings, Shakyashri Bhadra is often credited with proliferating the great tradition of Indian logic in the Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism. Despite certain scholars disputing the issue, most consider this Indian master to be of major significance to the beginning of the Sakya tradition of logic and dialectics. Shakyashri’s teachings are also credited for the establishment of the Denchikpa tradition that was proliferated throughout the major Buddhist schools in Tibet.

Shakyashri Bhadra

Shakyashri Bhadra

In his travels, Shakyashri Bhadra accumulated considerable offerings including generous gifts from Sakya Monastery. In the end, he made a huge donation for the construction of a large image of Maitreya at Tropu, which was being erected by Tropu Lotsawa, and consecrated the image in 1212 CE, his last major deed in Tibet. He also gifted the relics that his brother had sent with him to Jigten Sumgon.

In spite of repeated requests to remain in Tibet, Shakyashri Bhadra left for his homeland of Kashmir. Just before leaving, he spent some time in Lato with Tropu Lotsawa, to whom he gifted a large amount of gold. After that he travelled to Ngari, spending the summer retreat of 1213 in Purang and finally left Tibet in 1214 CE after having spent 10 years there. Thereafter, Shakyashri spent about 12 years in Kashmir, where he rebuilt and repaired temples, ordained monks and tirelessly gave teachings.

Shakyashri Bhadra passed away in 1225 at the age of 99. He left behind a tremendous number of disciples, amongst them Chak Lotsawa Choje Pel (1197-1263/4 CE), Tsang Sowa Sonam Dze and Chel Lotsawa Chokyi Zangpo.

Shakyashri Bhadra’s primary contribution to Buddhism was the preservation and proliferation of the logic teachings and Tantric lineages from India. His nurturing of major Tibetan lamas like Sakya Pandita and Jigten Sumgon (from afar) resulted in powerful lineage holders who proliferated unique and effective teachings. In this manner, Shakyashri Bhadra preserved the Dharma of India during the crucial period when Buddhism was wiped out in its originating country. Many lamas and scholars believe that Shakyashri Bhadra reincarnated as Buton Rinchen Drub (1290-1364 CE) to continue his great work of the preservation of the Dharma.

 

Selected Works

Verses of Refuge and Bodhicitta

by the great Kashmiri pandita Sakyasribhadra

Motivated by the wish to free all beings,
Continually, I shall take refuge
In the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha,
Till the essence of enlightenment is reached.

With wisdom and with heartfelt love,
Diligently, for the sake of sentient beings,
I shall place myself before the buddhas,
And generate the perfect mind of bodhicitta.

Rigpa Translations. Revised 2012.
Source: lotsawahouse.org

 

An Instruction on Pure View and Conduct

by Sakyasribhadra

In the language of India: Visuddhadarsanacarya upadesa nama
In the language of Tibet: lta spyod rnam dag gi man ngag

Homage to the Lord Lion of the Sakyas!

As in a dream, the outer world is not,
As in an illusion, there’s no true reality,
Like space, without characteristics,
All phenomena, by nature, are clear light.
Beyond going, coming or remaining, bodhicitta,
Expansive, skilled in benefitting beings,
The two accumulations indivisible – this is the best approach.
So meditate on emptiness with compassion as its essence.

This instruction on pure view and conduct spoken by the great paṇḍita of Kashmir, the Dharma Lord Sakyasribhadra is hereby complete.

This was translated in Trophu Zanglung, in the presence of the great scholar himself, by the lotsawa Jampe Pal (byams pa’i dpal, 1173–1225).

Translated by Adam Pearcey, 2015.
Source: lotsawahouse.org

 

The Seven Branches for Practising the Sacred Dharma

by Sakyasribhadra

In the language of India: saptanga-saddharma-caryavatara
In the language of Tibet: dam pa’i chos spyod la ‘jug pa’i yan lag bdun pa

Homage to the tathāgata Lion of the Śākyas!

The Buddha, Dharma and the noble assembly,
Supreme among refuges, you fully embrace the two truths
And thereby perfectly unite wisdom and compassion,
To you, in devotion, I pay homage.
This is the first branch, that of prostration.

To the precious, unsurpassed threefold refuge,
I present, through the rite of perfect offering,
Vast cloud-like gifts beyond imagining
Outer, inner and of reality itself.
This is the second branch, that of offering.

With the wish to liberate all beings,
And with constant devotion, I take refuge,
In the Buddha, Dharma and Saṅgha,
Until I reach the essence of enlightenment.
This is the third branch, that of taking refuge.

Whatever unbearable wrongs I have committed,
With my body, my speech or my mind,
And those I have requested or rejoiced in,
All of them, I individually confess.
This is the fourth branch, that of confession.

In the acts of the perfect buddhas, bodhisattvas,
Pratyekabuddhas and buddhas’ disciples,
And in all worldly forms of merit,
Gladly I rejoice!
This is the fifth branch, that of rejoicing.

With wisdom and compassion,
Diligently, for sentient beings’ sake,
I take my place before all the buddhas,
And set my mind on perfect awakening.
This is the sixth branch, that of generating bodhicitta.

May these practices for accumulating merit,
Become a cause of threefold enlightenment.
Relying on the path of the two selflessnesses,
May I attain the higher realms and liberation.

Through whatever merits I have gathered,
May living beings becoming victorious ones.
Respectfully, for the sake of all beings,
May I act genuinely and on a vast scale.

In the course of all my future lives,
May I behold the Buddhas,
May I listen to the Dharma,
And may I serve the Saṅgha.

May I have skilled, authentic teachers,
And offer spiritual and material gifts.
May beings gain ordinary possessions
And master all transcendent perfections.

Through the merits of giving wealth,
Maintaining perfect discipline,
And studying the sacred Dharma,
May I gain supreme awakening.

When I die and pass on from this world,
May I take birth in Tuṣita, and through my merit,
Swiftly approach the protector Maitreya,
To receive a prophecy of enlightenment!

This is the seventh branch, that of making prayers of aspiration.

This complete the Seven Branches for Practising the Sacred Dharma composed by the great Kashmiri pandita, Sakyasribhadra.

Translated by the great pandita himself and the Tibetan lotsawa, the fully ordained monk (dge slong) Jampe Pal (byams pa’i dpal).

Translated by Adam Pearcey, 2015.
Source: lotsawahouse.org

 

A Brief Practice for Paying Homage and Making Offerings to the Buddha together with his retinue of Arhats

The ground is smooth like the palm of the hand, and bedecked with jewels.
It is adorned with wish-granting trees, rivers and lakes. In its centre,
In the jewelled palace with its four sides and four doors,
Upon seats of lotus, sun and moon,
Is the compassionate protector of beings, the one who sets
The beings of these troubled times on the path to liberation,
The supreme Sakyamuni together with the great sthaviras—
Come now to this place together with your retinues, we pray!

All the Victorious Ones of the ten directions and their heirs,
The wisdom fire that dries the ocean of destructive emotions,
And those who abide by the Buddha’s words in the field with the merit of complete liberation,
The shravaka sangha of the ten directions—all of you please come to this place!
With these offerings we invite you to stay here,
For sentient beings, please let these offerings lead you to this place.
The protector of wandering beings, the Lion of the Sakyas
Buddha teachings that you hold in your hands,
A treasury of excellent discourses—please open it up!
Arhat, great elders, please stay here, we pray!
As we invite you to spread the holy Dharma,
Please let these offerings lead you to this place for sentient beings!

Through skilful means and compassion, you were born in the Śākya clan,
And, utterly invincible, you overcame the forces of Māra,
Your form resplendent like a mountain of burnished gold—
King of the Sakyas, at your feet I bow!

You who were instructed by the Buddha to uphold the victory banner of the teachings:
Angaja, Ajita and Vanavasin,
Kalika, Vajriputra and Sribhadra,
Kanakavatsa and sublime Kanakabharadvaja,
The noble Bakula and Rahula,
Ksudrapanthaka and Pindola Bharadvaja,
Panthaka, Nagasena, Gopaka and Abhedya,
Upasaka Dharmatala and the four great kings,
Together with all your retinues—at your lotus feet,
I prostrate, taking refuge and offering heartfelt prayers!

The ground is purified with scented water and strewn with flowers;
It is adorned with Sumeru, the four continents and the sun and moon:
Thinking of it as the blessed buddha-fields, I offer it.
By virtue of this offering, may all beings enjoy the happiness of those pure realms.

Both actual offerings and those created through the power of mantras, awareness and aspiration,
All these I offer; I confess all my harmful acts and downfalls;
I rejoice in all that is virtuous, and request and beseech you!
All this virtue, I dedicate towards great enlightenment!

Great conquerors and throne holders, please think of us!
Lord of sages and gathering of noble sthaviras,
By the power of hearing, thinking of, and repeating your names, and paying homage and making offerings to you,
For us and all other beings, whosoever and wheresoever they may be,
May all temporary and ultimate disharmony be pacified,
And may happiness, virtue, glory and prosperity increase!

Inspire us to follow the spiritual teachers of the supreme vehicle,
And always be sustained by the nectar of their teachings!
Inspire us to maintain pure discipline and engage in study, reflection and meditation,
So that we may train perfectly in renunciation and twofold bodhicitta,
And, without ever neglecting activity for others’ benefit,
Attain the level of perfect omniscience!

May the faultless teaching of the Buddha flourish and spread in all directions!
May the supreme holders of the teachings remain for hundreds of kalpas!
May virtue and excellence pervade throughout the world!
And may our own and others’ benefit be spontaneously accomplished!

This prayer is said to have been composed by the Mahapandita from Kashmir Sakyasri.

Source: lotsawahouse.org

References:

  • https://treasuryoflives.org/biographies/view/%C5%9A%C4%81kya%C5%9Br%C4%ABbhadra/TBRC_P1518
  • http://www.lotsawahouse.org/indian-masters/shakyashribhadra/
  • Held by the Mother of the Buddhas: The Life of Shakyashri Bhadra by Adrian O’Sullivan

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  1. Valentina Suhendra on Oct 6, 2018 at 5:35 pm

    A Daily Request for Wealth, Peace and Protection

    Composed by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche

    In the heavens there are myriad manifestations of the divine. All those manifestations specifically show us different aspects of divinity in order to be of benefit to all living beings. All the rupakaya forms of the divine have compassion, skillful means and wisdom. We invoke upon them whether we are happy, sad, down, lost, fulfilled, confused, empty, and during the whole range of emotions we constantly experience due to an untrained mind.

    Understanding our nature, Great Wisdom Being Dorje Shugden, therefore all the more so, please hold us close to your bosom as an only child to a parent.

    Though the manifestations of the divine need no offerings and gifts from us, we offer you supreme Manjushri Dorje Shugden a libation of tea, incense and mantras, in order to ask you to bless us, to be a part of our lives, to abide in our dwellings and to give us signs, omens and portents of both good and bad. When the negative arises, quell them immediately. Please increase the positive for my weary and worn mind as I lay my hopes in you.

    When difficulties, problems and confusion arise, we ask you, who is but the culmination of all that is powerful, holy and omniscient to bless myself, family, loved ones, environment and even my pets. May I see wisdom, find hope, and be at peace.

    I request you, O Divine Bhagavān Dorje Shugden, who wears a round dome hat and the three robes of a saffroned bhikshu, who wields a sword of liberty, justice and wisdom and clutches a wish-fulfilling jewel, who rides on a supreme lion of subjugation of all that is negative, to fulfill my wishes. I understand my wishes may not be the best, so I surrender to your wisdom for the outcome though it may not be what I have in mind. Please bless myself and everyone that we may enter into the supreme city of liberation.

    Great Bhagavān Dorje Shugden, I request you sincerely from my heart to be a part of my life, bless my home, and grant me wisdom, solace and comfort, that I might be of service to others without agenda, and that I may focus out onto others and not be fixated on myself, creating more problems for all that I hold dear.

    Bless me to become kinder, wiser, more compassionate, tolerant and very forgiving to all those who hurt and love me. In order to become close to you, Dorje Shugden, we must surrender the banal. We must abandon fixed views, projections and rigidity. Lastly, in my final moment when I leave this plane of existence, only the positive actions I have done will matter as everything and everyone will be left behind. Let me realise this and act upon this now! At this crucial moment, please may I have a vision of yourself, the powerful and merciful Dorje Shugden, to take me to where I may course in the sky to continue my journey of spiritual waxing.

    I offer you saffron-coloured tea and my faith to fulfill my prayers and gain siddhis. By reciting your mantra, may healing, peace, love, long life, protection and perfect view of sunyata arise.

    Mantra of fulfillment, peace and wisdom:

    OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SOHA

    (It is good to recite this mantra daily as much as you like or your timing allows.)

    I dedicate this supreme heartfelt prayer to the all-knowing Celestial and Supreme Protector Dorje Shugden, that I may quickly become a being of light, compassion, love and enlightenment.

    Please play the audio included here to follow along with the prayer.

    OR

    Follow on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-OSudd323A

    For more information, go to: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=61394

    https://video.tsemtulku.com/chat-videos/chat-1538813324.mp4


  2. Valentina Suhendra on Sep 28, 2018 at 8:32 am

    8 pictures of the Sakya Monastery to share, where Protector temple Mug Chung is located. This is the monastery where Dorje Shugden was enthroned first as a Dharma protector in Tibet over 400 years ago by the highest Sakya throneholders and masters. Since then when people are doing Dorje Shugden prayers and pujas, they invoke his holy wisdom presence from Mug Chung Protector Chapel in Sakya Monastery in Tibet.

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  3. Pastor Adeline Woon on Sep 20, 2018 at 3:52 am

    Be blessed with these rare videos featuring explanation and advice about Dorje Shugden practice by His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche in his own voice. The teaching was requested by Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, one of the earliest masters who taught Tibetan Buddhism in the West.

    Video 1: H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche Explains Dorje Shugden Initiation and Benefits (With English Subtitles)

    Kyabje Zong Rinpoche was an erudite scholar, ritual master and practitioner of the highest degree from Tibet. At the request of Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, one of the pioneers who taught Tibetan Buddhism in America, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche gives clear explanation and advice about the life-entrustment initiation of Dorje Shugden and how to go about the practice and get the maximum benefits in this video.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzFMvlxAqtc&feature=youtu.be

    Video 2: H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche speaks on the History and Lineage of Dorje Shugden (With English Subtitles)

    In this video, an erudite scholar, ritual master and practitioner of the highest degree from Tibet, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche talks about the incarnation lineage of Dorje Shugden and how the practice arose, with examples of Dorje Shugden’s previous lives that reveal his powerful spiritual attainments and contributions. This very rare teaching was given at the request of Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s student, Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, one of the pioneers who taught Buddhism in the West to many disciples since the 1970s.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIzKSJgK618&feature=youtu.be

    For more information: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/kyabje-zong-rinpoches-advice-on-dorje-shugdens-practice.html

  4. Pastor Adeline Woon on Aug 23, 2018 at 12:26 am

    Medicine Buddha puja encourages healing of all levels – physical, mental and emotional healing for those in need.

    High resolution file of this thangka is available for download for all dharma practitioners around the world and for those who just want sacred images in their environment. Enjoy, be blessed and share this with others.

    Here is the link to free download of this image and many other images: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html?nggpage=7

  5. Beatrix Ooi on Aug 10, 2018 at 6:23 am

    For the first time available, Dorje Shugden and his entourage of 32 asssistants of his mandala.

    Dorje Shugden is a powerful protector deity who is also an emanation of Manjushri, a wisdom bestowing Buddha. Therefore, he has great ability to help us to progress further on the spiritual path. He does this by helping us to overcome obstacles and problems for the modern individual.

    Due to his enlightened nature, Dorje Shugden is able to manifest 32 deities and within the same abode resides Setrap and Kache Marpo:-

    1. 5 Dorje Shugden families or emanations. They consists of the following:-

    – Dulzin Dorje Shugden, which performs activities to eliminate inner and outer obstacles.
    – Shize, which performs activities to pacify all illnesses and disease.
    – Gyenze, which performs activities to increase all desirable material and spiritual wealth.
    – Wangze, which performs activities to control difficult people and circumstances.
    – Trakze, which performs activities to wrathfully eliminate all insurmountable obstacles and life-threatening situations.

    2. 9 Mothers. They represent protection of the five senses and developing control of the four elements. These are all attributes that signify their ability to assist tantric practitioners with their higher meditations.

    3. 8 Guiding Monks. They represent the Eight Great Bodhisattvas (Avalokitesvara, Manjushri, Vajrapani, Samantabhadra, Maitreya, Kshitigarbha, Akashagarbha, Sarva-nivarana-viskambini) and they bring about the growth of the Dharma, through the Sangha, Dharma practitioners and Dharma establishments.

    4. 10 Youthful & Wrathful Attendants. They represent the ten wrathful attendants to avert inner and outer obstacles. They are beings who are from Mongolia, China, Kashmir, India, Bengali, etc.

    5. Setrap. He is a senior Dharma Protector from India and an emanation of Amitabha Buddha. He had enthroned Dorje Shugden as an authentic Dharma Protector. Therefore, he also resides within the same mandala of Dorje Shugden.

    6. Kache Marpo. He is not an emanation of Dorje Shugden but he is still an enlightened Dharma Protector in his own right. He was originally known as Tsiu Marpo of Samye Monastery. However, he has placed himself under the service of Dorje Shugden as his chief minister, performing many activities in order to protect and benefit practitioners. Therefore, he stands guard at the main entrance of Dorje Shugden’s mandala. He often takes trance of qualified mediums to speak.

    7. Namkar Barzin. He is the reincarnation of an old Mongolian monk and when he passed away in Phari area of Tibet, his spirit was placed as a powerful assistant of Dorje Shugden. He guards and protects buildings and great institutions especially those that benefit others. He rides on a mythical Gyaling animal that resembles a goat but with scales.

    These sacred images are available on *Vajrasecrets. They are made of high quality alloy and are one of a kind. They are based on the lineage of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche’s monastery, Tashilhunpo in Shigatse, Tibet. In fact, the iconography of these statues are based on detailed photographs taken by H. E. Tsem Rinpoche during a trip to Tashilhunpo’s protector chapel. These are based exactly as the 10th Panchen Lama’s personal collection.

    Dorje Shugden mandala: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=131570

    Dorje Shugden’s benefit and practice: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=62422

    Dorje Shugden’s origins: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=106424

    Dorje Shugden chapel in His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche’s Tashilhunpo Monastery in Tibet: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=68698

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  6. Pastor Adeline Woon on Aug 7, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    His Holiness the 10th Panchen Lama

    Tibetans commonly refer to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and His Holiness 10th Panchen Lama as the “sun and moon” of Tibetan Buddhism. They are the center of Tibetan Buddhist civilization, which draws to its sphere of influence millions of non-Tibetan practitioners. The Panchen Lama’s incarnation line began with the 16th abbot of Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, Lobsang Chokyi Gyeltsen (1570 – 1662). He was bestowed the title of Panchen Lama by His Holiness the 5th Dalai Lama after being declared as an emanation of Amitabha.

    After being given the title, his three previous incarnations were posthumously also bestowed the title, making Lobsang Chokyi Gyeltsen the 4th Panchen Lama. He became a teacher to many Tibetans, Bhutanese and Mongolian religious figures, including His Holiness the 4th and 5th Dalai Lamas, and the 1st Jetsun Dampa of Mongolia. A prolific author, Chokyi Gyeltsen is credited with over a hundred compositions, including a number of commentaries and ritual texts that remain central in the Gelukpa tradition today. Along with his role as a teacher of the Dharma, the Panchen Lamas are usually responsible for the recognition of the rebirths of the Dalai Lamas, and vice versa.

    The 10th Panchen Lama, Lobsang Trinley Lhundrub Chokyi Gyeltsen (19 February 1938 – 28 January 1989) continued both the spiritual and political roles of his predecessors. His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, his contemporary, was even heard to say and echo the Panchen Lama’s own words that the Dalai Lama would safeguard Tibet from the outside while the Panchen Lama would safeguard Tibet from the inside, as he never left Tibet after the political troubles of 1959. He was truly loved by the Tibetans, all the way until his passing. When he taught, thousands of people would attend, not only from his own Gelug lineage, but masters and practitioners from all traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.

    At his sprawling monastery of Tashi Lhunpo, he has a special chapel specifically dedicated to Dorje Shugden, where prayers and rituals are performed on a daily basis. In his great omniscience the Panchen Lama held Dorje Shugden as the principal Dharma protector of the monastery. He also personally propitiated Dorje Shugden among other Dharma protectors, and even wrote extensive prayers and rituals to Dorje Shugden. These rituals and prayers are contained within his ‘sung bum’ or collected works, which are provided here. As such a great lama, with an erudite and clear understanding of the Buddhist scriptures, a teacher to millions in both Tibet and China, from an established incarnation line and an emanation of the Buddha Amitabha, he could not be mistaken about his practice of Dorje Shugden.

    His Holiness 10th Panchen Lama is known for his composition of commentaries and practice texts that are still in use by contemporary Buddhist practitioners both in Tibet and across the world. One of these is a powerful ritual composition propitiating the compassionate Dorje Shugden.

    Upon the request by Acharya Lobsang Jangchub to compose a shorter version of the prayer (sadhana) for the exhortation of activities of Dorje Shugden, Panchen Lama immediately composed an abbreviate form of Dorje Shugden’s Kangsol. This text is entitled “Manjunatha’s (Tsongkapa) Lineage protector Dorje Shugden and five forms wrathful propitiations and confessional prayers and fulfilment of activities rites” or “Melodious sound of Accomplishment of the Four Activities” for short. Once the prayers were completed, he had signs and strong feelings that Dorje Shugden has been working hard to protect the Buddhadharma in general and the lineage of Lama Tsongkhapa specifically.

    Mirroring the abilities of one of his earlier incarnations, Khedrub Je, a disciple of Lama Tsongkhapa and master of both sutra and tantra, the Panchen Lama used his compositional skill and poetic prowess to create a masterful sadhana. Worthy of note is a praise in which the first letter of each verse is a Tibetan vowel. Such compositions are rarely seen, and have historically only been used when propitiating senior Dharma protectors such as Palden Lhamo and Kalarupa.

    The Panchen Lama also stated that while composing the Dorje Shugden sadhana (prayers) he was filled with a sense of happiness and bliss. He ends the composition with not only his official title but his ordination name, Tenzin Trinley Jigme Choje Wangchuk, endorsing the validity of his work. He composed the sadhana in his own Tashi Lhunpo monastery while in the Hall of Clear Light and Bliss.

    See the Panchen Lama’s writings and download: https://bit.ly/2KIfeXb

  7. Pastor Shin Tan on Aug 1, 2018 at 12:41 am

    This elderly & innocent monk in India was brutally attacked, find out why. Shocking – https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=163953

  8. Made in Japan on Jul 31, 2018 at 4:50 am

    “If the Dalai Lama, if His Holiness the Dalai Lama can be harmed by Dorje Shugden, then we might as well not practice Buddhism anymore. If His Holiness the Dalai Lama can have his life shortened by a so-called evil spirit, any evil spirit, then can he be Avalokiteshvara? So on one hand you say, we say, I say, everybody says, he is Avalokiteshvara; on the other hand you’re saying that he can be harmed by an evil spirit… Which one is it? Can he be harmed by an evil spirit or is he Avalokiteshvara? Do you think Avalokiteshvara, Manjushri, Vajrapani, Tara all take refuge in something else to protect themselves from Dorje Shugden? How illogical is that? How illogical of people to say His Holiness the Dalai Lama can be harmed by an evil spirit, any evil spirit or “Dorje Shugden” evil spirit. How is that possible?” – Tsem Tulku Rinpoche

    Photo: His Holiness the Dalai Lama, young Tsem Tulku Rinpoche and Tsem Tulku Rinpoche’s tutor Kensur Rinpoche Jampa Yeshe

  9. Pastor Adeline Woon on Jul 29, 2018 at 5:57 pm

    DON’T MISS THIS! FANTASTIC NEW GREAT STUFF! High quality videos redressing the misinformation about Dorje Shugden practice and people and the current sad Tibetan situation and why they are losing ground in the world. Powerful and truthful – CLEAR VIDEOS – https://bit.ly/2LJbo35

  10. Pastor Adeline Woon on Jul 25, 2018 at 5:46 am

    Amazing post!!!!!

    Dear friends, For months we have been working on this BEAUTIFUL and meaningful mural in Kathmandu, Nepal. Please click here to enjoy the many stunning pictures of this mural: https://bit.ly/2LgOj8J

    Tsem Rinpoche

  11. Pastor Adeline Woon on Jul 25, 2018 at 4:55 am

    Sakya tradition’s thangka of Dorje Shugden sitting on a throne within his palace with his four emanations and high Sakya Lamas nearby. Tsem Rinpoche

  12. Joy Kam on Jul 21, 2018 at 2:02 pm

    Antique Pelden Lhamo thangka with sacred Dorje Shugden at the bottom right. Can see Tsongkapa and Guru Rinpoche on the top also. Beautiful and holy.

  13. Pastor Adeline Woon on Apr 17, 2018 at 3:43 am

    A true democracy allows everyone the freedom to exercise their human rights, including the freedom to practise any religion they want. In democratic countries, the government does not interfere with this right. Neither are democratic governments prejudiced against their citizens’ choice of religious belief. They do not force people to stop their religious practice or pass legislation criminalising people because of their religion.

    The Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), the Tibetan leadership who are based in Dharamsala are the exception. They are the only so-called ‘democratic’ leadership that puts a stranglehold on its people, persecuting them for their religious beliefs. They deny the rights of Dorje Shugden practitioners for simply practicing their religion as they have done for the past 400 years. Dorje Shugden practitioners are ostracised from their own community, denied medical care, education or even employment in government offices. The CTA definitely does not live up to the right to be called a democratic administration, especially when in it inflicts suppression of people’s freedom and disrespects basic human rights.

    https://video.tsemtulku.com/videouploads/comment-1523907609.mp4


  14. Julia Tan on Mar 31, 2018 at 11:50 pm

    Why are we so sure that Dorje Shugden is the enlightened Dharma protector? He was always a great master in his every incarnation. In every life time His work involved spreading the Dharma massively. In this particular life time he played an important role of preserving the Dharma of India during the crucial period when Buddhism was wiped out in its originating country. In the age of 77 he still travelled to Tibet to teach. He used his whole life benefiting others until 99.

    How can a great master like Shyakyashri Bhadha take rebirth as a Dorje Shugden demon? Imagine He was the Guru of Sakya Pandita and Jigten Sumgon, Nagarjuna’s reincarnation also the founder of Drikung Kagyu tradition. resulted in powerful lineage holders who proliferated unique and effective teachings.

    There’s no way that Dorje Shugden can be a demon. By looking at his achievements as Shakyashri Bhadra, there’s no way he can became a demon today. His teachings even went to Shakya and Kagyu during this life time. Enlightened being’s mind is pure hence teachings is pure and lineage is pure.

  15. Tek Lee on Mar 30, 2018 at 12:48 am

    This is a great article about the story of Shakyashri Bhadra. His dedicated work, his devotion and commitment in Dharma and helping others, is very much for us in Dharma to learn and follow. Again, this proof that another another great master as the previous reincarnation of Dorje Shugden. On the other hand, it’s proven wrong for those who claim Dorje Shugden is devil. How can a great master who carried the authentic teaching of Tibetan Buddhism later reincarnate as devil? Does that mean that the authentic teaching that time, now is all wrong, just because he reincarnated into Dorje Shugden later? That doesn’t make sense.

  16. Pastor Chia on Mar 29, 2018 at 8:48 am

    Shakyashri Bhadra determination to bring dharma from India to Tibet at his old age traveling thousand of mile and never give up in press in alot from this article. It ready show how compassion and highly realise being when the places without dharma. Great master like him can secrify his own comfort to traveling so far just to bring dharma for others.
    Beside this , Shakyashri Bhadra also one of Dorje Shugden previous incarnation. It show Dorje Shugden incarnation is no sectarian because Shakyashri Bhadra pass his lineage to Drikong Kagyu and Nyingma sect. Dorje Shugden are true dharma protector to protect buddha teaching. Which gain many of high lama respect to do his practice. Thank you Pastor David to sharing this wonderful article. Hope more people will understand and feel gladful by practicing Dorje Shugden.

  17. Pastor Antoinette Kass on Mar 29, 2018 at 8:41 am

    This is indeed an amazing life story and an inspiration as Shakyashri Bhadra worked tirelessly even up to such an high age and travelled far and brought the Dharma to so many. His life has had such a great benefit and impact to many.

    He is also known to be one of the previous incarnations of Dorje Shugden and therefore another proof that Dorje Shugden is not an evil spirit but the enlightened Dharma Protector.

  18. Mingwen on Mar 29, 2018 at 7:37 am

    Great to know great people working hard to bring Dharma to many people around the world just to benefit all sentient being. May I become one of them, work tirelessly not for myself but for others.

  19. June Kang on Mar 29, 2018 at 2:00 am

    Central Tibetan Administration the Tibetan leadership based in Dharamsala promotes that Dorje Shugden is an unenlightened spirit or demon, and those who rely on Dorje Shugden will take rebirth in the three lower realms. The truth is high lama such like Shakyashri Bhadra (one of his previous life is Dorje Shigden) was reincarnated back in perfect human form to continue spreading the Dharma for the benefit of all. Shakyashri Bhadra never stop to study Dharma and spreading Dharma in order to benefit us. Others reincarnated lama are H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, H.E. Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche H.E. Kyabje Denma Gonsa Rinpoche and more . This is clearly prove that Dorje Shugden lamas did not end up in the three lower realms but returning in perfect human form . Therefore the ban of Dorje Shugden is baseless

  20. Pastor Albert on Mar 29, 2018 at 1:34 am

    The compassion of Shakyashri Bhadra is really extremely great, he literally spent his whole life contributing towards Dharma till the last breath of his life, and because of him, Tibetan Buddhist lineage can spread till today where so many people get benefited from it. It is amazing to see the amount of Dharma work he has done in his lifetime, because of his passion, he even travel at the age of 88 from Tibet to Kashmir, not to forget, during that time transportation is not as comfortable as today, travelling one thousands over kilometers is not easy for young people moreover for an 80 over years old monk, but his passion towards Dharma has made the impossible become possible.

  21. Andrea Lai on Mar 29, 2018 at 12:49 am

    Interesting to know another article on reincarnation of Dorje Shugden. The contribution of Shakyashri Bhadra on Dharma was well respected, remembered and spread to other sect too. Tibetan leadership claimed Dorje Shugden is a demonic practice, how come there so many reincarnations of devoted lamas? Many proves, Dorje Shugden helps, protect on those practices Him. Buddha never go wrong. 🙏

  22. Vivian Ong on Mar 28, 2018 at 11:41 pm

    Shakyashri Bhadra is such an erudite master in Buddhism. His knowledge and practices are more and higher than an ordinary monk. Shakyashri Bhadra also preserved the Dharma of India during the crucial period when Buddhism was wiped out in its originating country. His works are well valued and respected.

  23. nicholas on Mar 28, 2018 at 11:25 pm

    Shakyashri Bhadra has contributed his knowledge that benefited many lineages indeed is a great master. Through this article I learned that he is also one of Dorje Shugden incarnation which mean this enlightened being with his enlightened mind is not sectarian and is compassion to share and guide everyone reagardress of any differences but just to benefit people through the doctrine of Buddha’s teaching.

    For those who claim Dorje Shugden is an evil spirit should really learn more to know his background. If Dorje Shugden is evil how could his contribution to many Tibetan school from those day can be right now is wrong? How could Dorje Shugden Lamas be wrong now and where their teaching on other subject can be right and still being practice now?

    Something to think about.

  24. Datuk May on Mar 28, 2018 at 10:08 pm

    Reading this article affirms that all enlightened and awakened Holy Beings will reincarnate life after life to further their continuous work to protect the Dharma and with great compassion to propagate the Dharma to save sentient beings from the vicious cycle of life, suffering and death.

    Shakyashri Bhadra, the last abbot of Nalanda, was a reincarnation of Dorje Shugden and since then till this 21st century is still protecting us from falling off our spiritual path and protecting and propagation of Dharma so that generations after generations of beings, the Dharma will be there for our salvation from suffering.

    During his life as Shakyashri Bhadra, Buddhism was waning in India and at the age of 77 years, he took the Dharma to Tibet and taught wide and far to the monastic and lay Tibetans.

    It was beautiful to read the prayers composed by Shakyashri Bhadra.

  25. Justin Cheah on Mar 28, 2018 at 10:05 pm

    Whatever people want to talk bad about Dorje Shugden especially from the Kagyu sect, this will be a good article for them to read up as their lineage actually hinged on Dorje Shugden with their founder of the lineage himself, Nagarjuna. If one were to say Dorje Shugden is an evil spirit then it is almost safe to say the legitimacy of Kagyu lineage will also come into scrutiny.

  26. pammie yap on Mar 28, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    An extraordinary practitioner indeed. Imagine being able to practice the Dharma till the age of 99 years old. Amazing! This shows the qualities and the spiritual attainments of a monk who held his vows well. Not only in one incarnation but all incarnations leading to Dorje Shugden show that it is indeed authentic. In all the incarnations, all of them held their vows well and practiced at a very young age and their interest in Dharma also started at a very young age. It is such a blessing to read about the virtuous lives of great masters and learn about their great deeds. Thank you very much for the blessings.

  27. Pastor Shin Tan on Mar 2, 2018 at 5:25 am

    https://video.tsemtulku.com/videouploads/comment-1519934791.mp4

    Will the CTA (Tibetan govt in exile) and their supporters in East and West say voodoo is evil and cannot be practiced too? Will they advise against Voodoo and say its a demon’s practice and people who practice are bad too? Truth be told, no one has the right to say anything about anyone’s religion. Listen to what this man says in the short snagged clip because he speaks well and with the truth.


  28. Joy Kam on Mar 2, 2018 at 5:20 am

    Isn’t this just lovely?! Look at these cute Tibetan kids singing praises to Dorje Shugden during Losar celebration in Tibet! Great blessings to all – Click to watch! 😍🌈🌟

    https://video.tsemtulku.com/chat-videos/chat-1519938132.mp4


  29. Pastor Shin Tan on Jan 30, 2018 at 12:45 am

    This excerpt of the Swiss Television documentary presented in 1988 is a painful reminder of the hypocrisy and the sad reality of the oppression, discrimination, and ostracisation of Dorje Shugden practitioners. For 20 years, Dorje Shugden practitioners have endured this and no one supported their fight as the Tibetan leadership in exile continues to undermine their effort by denying the existence of this ban, and silencing their voice by peer pressure, flooding the media and fooling the general public with accusations that Shugden practitioners are political tools supported by the Chinese government to create discord within the Tibetan community. Please listen to their plea and please share this video far and wide to end this injustice.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gis2vaURT40

  30. Grace Leu (KHJB) on Jan 17, 2018 at 10:10 pm

    Thanks for Rinpoche and Pastor David ‘s sharing. In order spreading precious Dharma, at age 77, Shakyashri Bhadra willing to travel to Tibet ,regardless the difficulty of the journey, it was really inspiring. May Dorje Shugden practice spread to all ten direction.

  31. cc on Jan 13, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche & Pastor for Sharing.

    Indeed inspiring that Shakyashri Bhadra as made such a tremendous contributions to the Tibetan Buddhism until age of 99.
    It shows that there is no limit of age when comes to dharma and life after life the mission is still the same. Dharma and benefiting sentient beings.

    🙏🙏🙏

  32. shelly tai on Jan 13, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    Thank you Pastor David for this write up about this great being Shakyashri Bhadra. In this degeratative era we a the fortunate one who learn about the Dharma as we read all these enlightened being life are to preserved the Dharma so that more and mote sentient being will benefits from it hence as a Dharma practitioner we should not give up on the Dharma and as much as we can transform our mind so that we can bring the Dharma to our next life and help to spread the Dharma to more sentient being. As we can see the enlighten being mind can reincarnate in many form in a different place to benefits others in the case of Shakyashri he mind reincarnated in two different place one form in India and another form in Tibet which is Shakya Pandita in order to benefits more sentient beings.

  33. Yee Mun (KISG) on Jan 12, 2018 at 11:16 pm

    DS incarnations focused on spreading and teaching the Dharma. As one of the previous incarnations of Dorje Shugden, Shakyashri Bhadra has been propagating Buddha’s teachings in Tibet and India.

    May Dorje Shugden’s previous lives stories and deeds inspire practitioners and help develop deeper faith in his extraordinary abilities to assist on the spiritual path.

  34. graceleong on Jan 12, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    It is always very inspiring to read the biographies of great masters of religion. Endless lessons to be learnt from their birth right through to their passing away.
    Mahapandita Syakyashri Bhadra lived till 99 years of age, journeying through different places turning the wheel of Dharma resulting in historical moments and assisting to create great lineages like the Sakya and Nyingma schools of Buddhism.
    Mahapandita Syakyashri faced big challenges during the Turk invasion of Nalanda and Vikramashila Monastery when both of these places were completely destroyed and the Sangha were slaughtered. However, that didn’t stop him from journeying further, bringing the Dharma out of India to Tibet to restore its greatness.
    The life journey of such a great Master shows us the tenacity and compassion being put upfront, moving forward and overcoming all obstacles to keep the Dharma alive. Contemplation and emulating such acts of wisdom and compassion is very necessary in these times of degeneration, for practitioners and students of today to follow and to create the cause for the Buddha Dharma to continue to benefit many beings.

    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this enlightening sharing. With folded hands.

  35. Irene Lim on Jan 12, 2018 at 12:24 pm

    Great Buddhist Master Shakyashri Bhadra who was the Abbot of Nalanda and Master XuanZhang (618 – 907 CE) had studied under him. Since Master Shakyashri Bhadra was a tantric master I believe he had transmitted tantric teachings to Master XuanZhang and in turn Master XuanZhang had brought this profound teaching to China and spread it in China.

    I am so excited to read all the connection Dorje Shugden’s predecessor had had with China. I strongly believe that it will not stop here but Dorje Shugden will make its mark in China in the near future as the connection had been fostered during earlier days.

  36. Caryn Wong on Jan 12, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    It is a great learning from this article and our blog chat on the same subject.

    Shakyashri Bhadra, a great Indian scholar who traveled to Tibet and brought with him an ocean of dharma teachings there including the relics of the Buddha. He made tremendous contributions to the Tibetan Buddhism. His life was one of remarkable accomplishments, and great historical significance.

    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David Lai for putting together this article.

  37. Lum Kok Luen on Jan 12, 2018 at 11:26 am

    Dear Rinpoche & Pastor David,

    Thank you so much for this article which compresses the great achievements of a fabulous Buddhist Master who brought the Dharma to Tibet out from India at a time when India was witnessing the decline of the Dharma.

    It is fascinating and further reinforces that DS is such a compassionate Buddha that He reincarnated and orchestrated all the preservation of Buddha’s teachings at the time when Muslim invaders came over to India and destroyed all Dharma texts and fabulous Dharma institutes such as Nalanda University.

    The most important lesson that I have received here is Shakyashri Badhra’s primary contribution to Buddhism was the preservation and proliferation of the logic teachings and Tantric lineages from India. His nurturing of major Tibetan lamas like Sakya Pandita and Jigten Sumgon (from afar) resulted in powerful lineage holders who proliferated unique and effective teachings. In this manner, Shakyashri Bhadra preserved the Dharma of India during the crucial period when Buddhism was wiped out in its originating country. Many lamas and scholars believe that Shakyashri Bhadra reincarnated as Buton Rinchen Drub (1290-1364 CE) to continue his great work of the preservation of the Dharma.

    This is another important teaching and proof that the reincarnation lineage of Dorje Shugden worked to preserve and proliferate Buddha’s teachings till today.

    Thank you.
    Lum Kok Luen

  38. Jacinta on Jan 12, 2018 at 10:09 am

    I was wondering what I did I learnt from this article as last night as the blogchatters were asked to comment on this article. Usually I will put comment when I feel the urge to do it but for this, somehow I was struggling to pen even a word. However, after a careful thought the first one :
    1. To be mindful of what we do or say with regards to others ( the incident in Lemoche). We can actually miss important turning point in our lives when we are not aware. Taking this for example, my mind quickly traced back to what Rinpoche has given advice to us be it in the blog, personal or as on and off during the chat.
    2. To use our lives meaningfully continuosly to think of others and knowing that our mind is unlimited , not even our age! Master Shakyashri Badhra even accepted invitation to teach the Tibetan at the age of 77. Grace even pointed that H.H. Dalai Lama even travelling at the age of 82… wow!
    3. That Enlightened Beings has unlimited emanations to benefit others. It is said that both Sakya Pandita and ShakyaShri Badhra was the previous incarnations of Dorje Shugden. Both also have contributed to Dharma significantly!
    4. Each of the rebirth of Great Masters carry a great mission in that particular lifetime such as for Master ShakyaShri Badhra~the preservation and proliferation of the logic teachings and Tantric lineages of Dharma in India during the crucial period when Buddhism was wiped out in its originating country, the nurturing of two major Tibetan lamas; Sakya Pandita and Jigten Sumgon that resulted in having powerful lineage holders at that time.
    5. Lastly, to learn about the previous lives of Rinpoche always intriguing and encouraging for me.

    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David Lai

  39. Leonard Ooi (KPSG) on Jan 11, 2018 at 11:39 pm

    Shakyashri Bhadra of Kashmir was the last abbot of Nalanda and renowned and gifted scholar(Mahapandita). He left India and arrived to witness the destruction of the great learning centers of Buddhism like Nalanda and Vikramashila. Nevertheless, he was called upon to move to Tibet to preserve the Dharma. He was largely responsible for the establishment of the Sakya Lineage and the Drikung Kagyu Lineage.

    .He passed away in 1225 at the age of 99.

    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this sharing.

  40. So Kin Hoe (KISG) on Jan 11, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David Lai for sharing this article to bless our mind and also for us to learn from Mahapandita Shakyashri Bhadra, who was the last abbot of Nalanda Monastery before Nalanda was invaded and razed by the Turkic invasion in 1192 CE. Through the great effort and strong determination of Shakyashri Bhadra, we are able to learn and study the authentic Buddhadharma from the unbroken lineage tracing back all the way to Buddha Shakyamuni.

    In order to ensure our coming generations can continue to learn and study the Buddhadharma, Shakyashri Bhadra has shown us a great example when Shakyashri Bhadra returned back to Bihar where the Nalanda Monastery was located and destroyed after the Turkic invasion, in order to revive the Buddhadharma although the risks and dangers were still there. A person who would risk his/ her life for the sake of spreading and protecting the Buddhadharma is someone we must support all the way especially during the current degenerating age.

    Further, based on what I have learnt from the story of the lay Drikung Kagyu follower who was rejected for an ordination and the story of Vibhuticandra who made the disparaging remarks about visiting Drikung Monastery, we have to be mindful with our body, speech and mind for not to commit any non-virtue in our speech, action and thought no matter what it takes because it only take a split of seconds to commit negativity but it requires us a lot of effort to purify our accumulated bad karma that can hinder and stop us from progressing in Buddhadharma study and practice.

    The presence of Shakyashri Bhadra in Tibet for ten years, has further strengthened the Buddhadharma there by giving the teachings on Prajnaparamita (Perfection of Wisdom), the Pratimoksa (Vows of Self-Liberation) and the Mahayanasutra-lamkara (Discourse Literature of the Great Vehicle), proliferating the great tradition of Indian logic in the Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism as well as proliferating Tantric lineages originated from India to Tibet.

    Ever since Shakyashri Bhadra is recognized as one of the Dorje Shugden’s previous reincarnation, we can fully rely on Dorje Shugden with full faith in order for us to clear our inner and outer obstacles, and able to practise Buddhadharma with conducive conditions as Dorje Shugden is an enlightened Dharma Protector.

    Humbly with folded hands,
    kin hoe

  41. Stella Cheang on Jan 11, 2018 at 11:59 am

    It is vital to learn about Shakyashri Bhadra who brought the dawn of Buddhism in Tibet. Privileged as the Abbot of Nalanda Monastic University and the masters of various tantra practices, Shakyashri Bhadra was pivotal in extending the pure lineage of Buddhism from Buddha Shakyamuni to that we study today. Thank you for this sharing.

  42. Choong on Jan 9, 2018 at 10:39 pm

    Shakyashri Bhadra is one of the precious diamonds on a necklace linking Buddha Shakyamuni’s teachings right up to the present, turning the Wheel of Dharma to the Sakyas and others who were the predecessors to the Gelug. He also authenticated the Guhyagarbha Tantra to have Indian roots for the Nyingmas.

    He lived and breathe the Truth and left behind a tremendous number of disciples.

    A mural of Shakyashri Bhadra can be found in the Dorje Shugden protector temple Trode Khangsar founded by the Great 5th Dalai Lama. In Trode Khangsar, there is also a mural of Yellow Amogapasha (Unfailing Lasso) a form of Avalokiteshvara which is linked to Shakyashri Bhadra who is known to be its lineage holder.

    • Choong on Jan 9, 2018 at 11:11 pm

      A list of Tantric lineages attributed to Shakyashri Bhadra which I found:
      1. Purposeful Noose of the Great Kashmiri Pandit’s tradition – Amogapasha
      2. Blue-green Tara from the Great Kashmiri Pandit’s tradition
      3. White Tara from the Great Kashmiri Pandit’s tradition
      4. Three-deity Yellow Tara – Principal and Entourage – Tradition of the Great Pandit Shakya Shri
      5. Hayagriva from the lineage of the Great Pandit Shakya Shri
      6. White Manjushri from the Great Kashmiri Pandit’s tradition
      7. Manjushri Prajnacakra – The Great Kashmiri Pandit’s Oral Instruction of Manjushri Wisdom Wheel

  43. yin ping on Jan 4, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    Shakyashri Bhadra, also previous incarnations of Dorje Shugden, was one of the last great masters to have arrived in Tibet from India. His major contribution in Buddhism was preserving the Dharma of India during the Turkic invasion and spread the logic teachings and Tantric lineages from India.

    He was ordained at the age of 23. He traveled to the city of Magadha where he received tantric initiations from many extraordinary teachers. He practiced tantric so intense that he had pure visions of deities such as Chakrasamvara, Kalachakra and Tara. Tara appeared to him during his recitation of 7-limb prayer every morning.

    Shakyashri Bhadra furthered his Dharma practice in Nalanda Monastic University, and was awarded the tittle of ‘Mahapandita’, similar to Geshe Lharampa award system used in Tibetan Gelug monastic degree system. Later on Shakyashri Bhadra became the Abbot of Nalanda Monastic University and followed by Vikramashila University. It was during the Turkic invasion both universities were completely destroyed. Shakyashri Bhadra was escorted by his students escaped from the invasion.

    After the invasion, Shakyashri Bhadra returned to Bihar to revive the dharma there. When he was 77 years old, he was invited to teach in Tibet by a young and well learnt Tibetan translator Tropu Lotsawa Rinchen Senge. He spent 10 years spreading dharma around Tibet. It was recorded that Shakyashri Bhadra was often credited with his great teachings on tradition of Indian logic in the Sakya School. He was said nurturing major Tibetan lamas such as Sakya Pandita and Jigten Sumgon.

    Despite repeated requests to remain in Tibet, Shakyashri Bhadra decided to return to his homeland, Kashmir. He spent his remainder of his life repairing temples, gave ordinations and gave dharma teachings. He passed away in 1225 at the age of 99 and many Lamas believed to have reincarnated in Tibet as Buton Rinchen Drub.

    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for sharing this sacred and interesting historical written about Shakyashri Bhadra.

  44. Pastor Han Nee on Jan 3, 2018 at 11:14 am

    Shakyashri Bhadra of Kashmir, the last abbot of Nalanda and renowned scholar(having been awarded the title of ‘Mahapandita’, a monastic degree system that is similar to the Geshe Lharampa award system used in Tibetan Gelug monasteries today), left India and arrived in Tibet during the crucial period when Buddhism was wiped out from its originating country. Fortunately for the Dharma, there were great Masters like Shakyashri Bhadra , who worked with passionate determination to preserve the Dharma and successfully transmitted it to Tibet .

    It must have been heart-wrenching for Shakyashri Bhadra to witness the destruction of the great learning centers of Buddhism like Nalanda and Vikramashila( of which two Buddhist Universities he had been the abbot). Nonetheless, when he was called upon to move to Tibet , for the sake of the preservation of Dharma, he went. He reminds me so much of Atisha Dipamkara, in his fearlessness to move to ‘barbaric’ Tibet for the sake of Dharma and to create new teachers.Not only did he bring many valuable lineage teachings and practices to Tibet, through nurturing students like Sakya Pandita and Jigten Sumgon, he would be largely responsible for the firm establishment of the Sakya Lineage and the Drikung Kagyu Lineage.

    Out of compassion, great Mahasiddhas, like Shakyashri Bhadra, transcend time and space, to ensure that the Dharma continues to be preserved. As a previous incarnation of Dorje Shugden, he returned again as Buton Rinchen Drub (1290-1364 CE) to continue his great work of the preservation of the Dharma.

    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for sharing this rare account of such an illustrious Dharma Master.

  45. Anne Ong on Jan 1, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    It’s wonderful to read and know some of his great teachings and work, whose immense learning was incomparable even in India. Shakyashri Bhadra’s contribution to Buddhism has inspired and remembered by many. Shakyashri Bhadra was indeed a great scholar of all time. He is also known as one of the previous incarnation of Dorje Shugden. With this in mind, Dorje Shugden have benefits many people either they are in which sect. And to say Dorje Shugden is sectarian is totally wrong. Sad to see the ruins of beautiful Nalanda though. And lastly, I love reading Shakyashri Bhadra’s selected works very much. This is a very inspiring story which i always enjoy reading all the time👍. Thank you very much Rinpoche and Pastor David for this great write up 🙏

  46. Anne Ong on Jan 1, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    It’s wonderful to read and know some of his great teachings and work, whose immense learning was incomparable even in India. Shakyashri Bhadra’s contribution to Buddhism has inspired and remembered by many. Shakyashri Bhadra was indeed a great scholar of all time. He is also known as one of the previous incarnation of Dorje Shugden. With this in mind, Dorje Shugden have benefits many peoples either they are in which sect. And to say Dorje Shugden is sectarian is totally wrong. Sad to see the ruins of beautiful Nalanda though. And lastly, I love reading Shakyashri Bhadra’s selected works very much. This is a very inspiring story which i always enjoy reading all the time👍. Thank you very much Rinpoche and Pastor David 🙏

  47. Samfoonheei on Jan 1, 2018 at 10:47 am

    Shakyashri Bhadra was indeed a great scholar of all time. He was the last of the great Indian scholars to travel to Tibet. He remained in Tibet for 10 years, where he taught many Buddhist texts and founded four major monastic centres. Incredible he was one of the many great Indian panditas who undertook the trans-Himalayan journey to Tibet.
    Its wonderful to read and know some of his great teachings and work, whose immense learning was incomparable even in India. Shakyashri Bhadra’s contribution to Buddhism has inspired and remembered by many.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David Lai for sharing this interesting article. I do enjoyed reading the life history Shakyashri Bhadra .

  48. freon on Jan 1, 2018 at 7:15 am

    Dear Rinpoche and Pastor David

    Shakyashri Bhadra / Kache Panchen have contribute a lot in dharma. He is truly work for dharma in order to benefit sentient beings. While in Tibet, He has given many teachings despite which sect the person belongs to. Although he is very old in age, but through his hard work he further enhance the Buddhism in Tibet.

    After Nalanda being destroyed, Shakyashri Bhadra do not stopped working in dharma, he continue to try revive Buddhism in India before he went to Tibet in 1204 CE by the invitation of Tropu Lotsawa Rinchen Senge . After he returns from Tibet, he spent 12 years in Kashmir continues dharma work.
    In this I have learned dharma will continue if we as a Buddhist truly wanted to benefit sentient beings, we will work hard to get the dharma spread to in spite how bad the situation is. I have also learned from Tropu Lotsawa that if we want dharma to grow we need to learn well.

    In the incident in Nyima tradition where Shakyashri trances the Sanskrit manuscript of the Guhyagarbha Tantra from the library of Samye Monastery which could traces the origins of their practice of this Tantra to Indian sources, I have learned that Buddhism in India already have Tantra at that time. Thus, to say Tantra do not exist in Buddhism is a wrong perception.

    He is also known as one of the previous incarnation of Dorje Shugden. With this in mind, Dorje Shugden have benefits many peoples either they are in which sect. Thus to say Dorje Shugden is sectarian is totally wrong.

    Thank you for the inspiration

    With folded hand,
    Freon

  49. freon on Jan 1, 2018 at 7:14 am

    Dear Rinpoche and Pastor David,

    Shakyashri Bhadra / Kache Panchen have contribute a lot in dharma. He is truly work for dharma in order to benefit sentient beings. While in Tibet, He has given many teachings despite which sect the person belongs to. Although he is very old in age, but through his hard work he further enhance the Buddhism in Tibet.

    After Nalanda being destroyed, Shakyashri Bhadra do not stopped working in dharma, he continue to try revive Buddhism in India before he went to Tibet in 1204 CE by the invitation of Tropu Lotsawa Rinchen Senge . After he returns from Tibet, he spent 12 years in Kashmir continues dharma work.
    In this I have learned dharma will continue if we as a Buddhist truly wanted to benefit sentient beings, we will work hard to get the dharma spread to in spite how bad the situation is. I have also learned from Tropu Lotsawa that if we want dharma to grow we need to learn well.

    In the incident in Nyima tradition where Shakyashri trances the Sanskrit manuscript of the Guhyagarbha Tantra from the library of Samye Monastery which could traces the origins of their practice of this Tantra to Indian sources, I have learned that Buddhism in India already have Tantra at that time. Thus, to say Tantra do not exist in Buddhism is a wrong perception.

    He is also known as one of the previous incarnation of Dorje Shugden. With this in mind, Dorje Shugden have benefits many peoples either they are in which sect. Thus to say Dorje Shugden is sectarian is totally wrong.

    Thank you for inspiration

    With love
    Freon

  50. Tsem Rinpoche on Dec 31, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    Lord of Vinaya, Holder of the Sakya Sage’s truth and illuminator of Tantra, the noble son protected by Tara, Shakyashri Bhadra the sole refuge’s article has been published here for the benefit of many. How fortunate for all those involved in this now and in the future.

    May all those who have merits to read about him and further their merits by reading about him achieve protection from Tara now and ultimate protection by realization of emptiness.

    Homage to the lotus feet of Shakyashri Bhadra the exalted abbot of Nalanda!!

    Om Svasti! Tsem Rinpoche

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  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Nov 18. 2018 07:39 PM
    Amazing how Manjushri, the Buddha of Wisdom has manifests in so many forms and only to benefit us. Kalarupa is one of them manifesting as a Dharma Protector of the Gelugpa. Kalarupa emanates in the form Dharma Protectors to protect the Buddhadharma and Dharma practitioners. Its main benefits are protection from black magic, dispelling of harmful energies and spirits, development of wisdom and overcoming anger, fear, pride and jealousy.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this details and clear sharing for us to understand better.

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    Peter Byrne has always had an interest in the unknown and the mysterious. He travelled across five continents from the high Himalaya to the rugged forests of US in search of bigfoot. He founded the Bigfoot Research Project, which was a full-scale scientific investigation centre to prove the existence of Sasquatch. He was the author of several books which gives a insightful account of his research work. Watched those videos ….interesting .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

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    New to Dorje Shugden practice? It is a very simple and effective practice to remove our obstacles and pray for protection. Dorje Shugden is an emanation of Manjushri, he is an enlightened dharma protector. Therefore, we can totally rely on him. Many people who practice Dorje Shugden have their wishes fulfilled and many lives are also saved by him. Learn how to do his practice today.

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    Mount Wu Tai is the sacred abode of Buddha Manjushri. Many people and great Buddhist masters will make pilgrimage trips to Mount Wu Tai to collect merits and to connect with Buddha Manjushri. If we have the opportunity, we should make at least one pilgrimage trip to Mount Wu Tai.

    Read this article to find out what to visit when you are in Mount Wu Tai:
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    Saturday, Nov 17. 2018 02:00 PM
    In many parts of the world , women do not enjoy equal opportunities to earn, participate in politics or get an education. They can face gender-based violence and discrimination. Women through history have not always had that choice. Now its natural to see female politicians, doctors, business leaders, and writers. Inspiring …… many courtesans who lived in ancient and medieval India were women who managed to make a mark in the male dominated society of those times. These courtesans were trained in many arts of poetry, music, dance and philosophy. They knew their talents, were confident of their abilities and choosing the path of philosophy along with their profession.
    In Buddhism there is no discrimination toward women , gender is just another label. Men and women are equal both in enlightenment and in practice. It has proven that many female Mahasiddhas and Yoginis have gained full enlightenment in a female body.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing….Truly agree that everyone deserves equal respect.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/courtesans-of-ancient-india.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Nov 17. 2018 01:59 PM
    India has a long tradition of peace and amity. The reported remarks of the Dalai Lama, Tibetan spiritual leader, about the result of the recent elections in Bihar state has been misquoted by some. The results of the Bihar polls show that forces of tolerance are not only active but are in majority. Dalai Lama’s comments on intolerance should not be misinterpreted as criticism of the government. A majority of Hindus preferred harmony received the support of the Janata Dal while the Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP ) played down the statement. Referring the Dalai Lama’s remarks as an attack on ‘extremist elements’, and the Tibetan spiritual leader has been in India for long and is aware of Indian culture. The BJP tried to maintain communal harmony in the state at all costs.
    As HH Dalai Lama is an icon of peace and harmony , should then look into the welfare of those Tibetans in exile, they have been sufferings, discriminated since the ban on Dorje Shugden over a period of time. May HH Dalai Lama please lift the ban for the sake of unity , peace and harmony .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.


    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/india-downplays-dalai-lama-remarks-on-intolerance.html
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    Saturday, Nov 17. 2018 01:21 AM
    Talk on Reincarnation by H.H. Dalai Lama

    Hmm, tihs should be interesting since the Dalai Lama advocated DS practitioners will go to hell and the DS high Lamas just kept coming back in compassion which proves his theory wrong.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/talk-on-reincarnation-by-h-h-dalai-lama.html
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    Saturday, Nov 17. 2018 12:38 AM
    Making Water Offerings to the Buddhas

    Making water offerings to the Buddha generates great blessings and counters your miserliness. making water offerings is a direct method for creating wealth and purifying poverty. Easy to do yet offerings of water gives us tremendous benefits for our spiritual practice.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/making-water-offerings-to-the-buddhas.html

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Dear friends, watch this short 11mins video. It is so nice. My dream idea of living. I love the fresh things they grow for their own food. I wish our culture here was more geared toward this type of living. Watch plse. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=do1O5Avw_SQ&feature=share
No one stays around, do not depend on anyone. Let go of them before they let go of you...it is inevitable. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
No one stays around, do not depend on anyone. Let go of them before they let go of you...it is inevitable. Tsem Rinpoche
Outdoor stunning Tara at Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia.
2 weeks ago
Outdoor stunning Tara at Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia.
The Promise - https://bit.ly/2NfHJjQ
2 weeks ago
Hunting is a horrible \'sport\' because it is not necessary and unfair. Killing animals is vicious and inhuman. Hurting animals does not help us, our karma, our mind and it does not help the animals. Killing animals serves no benefit and it stunts our spiritual growth. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
Hunting is a horrible 'sport' because it is not necessary and unfair. Killing animals is vicious and inhuman. Hurting animals does not help us, our karma, our mind and it does not help the animals. Killing animals serves no benefit and it stunts our spiritual growth. Tsem Rinpoche
This is a beautiful Yamantaka
3 weeks ago
This is a beautiful Yamantaka
This is so powerful. This is so true. This is something we must remember about our self worth. We must value ourselves without arrogance.
3 weeks ago
This is so powerful. This is so true. This is something we must remember about our self worth. We must value ourselves without arrogance.
Nothing is for free for sure.
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Nothing is for free for sure.
Beautiful Dorje Yudroma protector. A gentle Goddess I\'ve had the pleasure to meet via her oracle.
3 weeks ago
Beautiful Dorje Yudroma protector. A gentle Goddess I've had the pleasure to meet via her oracle.
Beautiful Kalachakra painting
3 weeks ago
Beautiful Kalachakra painting
I like this picture of my teacher behind me.
3 weeks ago
I like this picture of my teacher behind me.
This magnificent Dorje Shugden statue is enshrined at Choijin Lama Museum in Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia. The museum was the home of the Choijin Lama, the State Oracle of Mongolia. Choijin Lama was an oracle of the Nechung deity and the brother of the 8th Bogd Khaan Jebzundamba (1869-1924), the de facto leader of Outer Mongolia. - https://palyulmedia.smugmug.com/Worldwide-Palyul/MongoliaConnections/Mongolia-Choijin-Lama-Museum/i-TQ8CmHM
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This magnificent Dorje Shugden statue is enshrined at Choijin Lama Museum in Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia. The museum was the home of the Choijin Lama, the State Oracle of Mongolia. Choijin Lama was an oracle of the Nechung deity and the brother of the 8th Bogd Khaan Jebzundamba (1869-1924), the de facto leader of Outer Mongolia. - https://palyulmedia.smugmug.com/Worldwide-Palyul/MongoliaConnections/Mongolia-Choijin-Lama-Museum/i-TQ8CmHM
Please download this and share this meme with others. Thanks.
3 weeks ago
Please download this and share this meme with others. Thanks.
Beautiful Tibetan art for FREE download: https://bit.ly/2oxb4qU
3 weeks ago
Beautiful Tibetan art for FREE download: https://bit.ly/2oxb4qU
Sacred Protector Dorje Shugden can help you, if you invoke Him sincerely..
4 weeks ago
Sacred Protector Dorje Shugden can help you, if you invoke Him sincerely..
Now there is a Tsem Rinpoche blog  site in Nepalese language! Check it out:  https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/l/np/
4 weeks ago
Now there is a Tsem Rinpoche blog site in Nepalese language! Check it out: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/l/np/
The Reasons Why People Who Practice Dorje Shugden Do Not Go To the Three Lower Realms- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSBbFiexCCE
1 month ago
The Reasons Why People Who Practice Dorje Shugden Do Not Go To the Three Lower Realms- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSBbFiexCCE
Very interesting blog post that goes along with this depiction of the Yeti. - https://bit.ly/2E43COF
1 month ago
Very interesting blog post that goes along with this depiction of the Yeti. - https://bit.ly/2E43COF
His Holiness Sharpa Choje Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Nyima of Gaden Shartse Monastery. He was a supreme master of both Sutra and Tantra. He served as abbot of both Gaden Shartse Monastery as well as Gyuto Tantric college. After serving as abbot of Gyuto Tantric college he entered into a few long term (3 year, 3 month and 3 day) Vajra Yogini retreats in the forest. He completed that long retreat twice and was going to enter it again till he was asked to be abbot of Gaden Shartse Monastery by H.H. the Dalai Lama. He was a great practitioner of Vajra Yogini\'s tantra as well as Dorje Shugden. He was a scholar of the highest renown and he was highly sought after for teachings. He was very devoted to Dorje Shugden throughout his whole life as a pure monk. I was fortunate enough to have him as one of my teachers. Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche

To read more- https://bit.ly/2zW2Grz
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His Holiness Sharpa Choje Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Nyima of Gaden Shartse Monastery. He was a supreme master of both Sutra and Tantra. He served as abbot of both Gaden Shartse Monastery as well as Gyuto Tantric college. After serving as abbot of Gyuto Tantric college he entered into a few long term (3 year, 3 month and 3 day) Vajra Yogini retreats in the forest. He completed that long retreat twice and was going to enter it again till he was asked to be abbot of Gaden Shartse Monastery by H.H. the Dalai Lama. He was a great practitioner of Vajra Yogini's tantra as well as Dorje Shugden. He was a scholar of the highest renown and he was highly sought after for teachings. He was very devoted to Dorje Shugden throughout his whole life as a pure monk. I was fortunate enough to have him as one of my teachers. Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche To read more- https://bit.ly/2zW2Grz
Beautiful thangka painting of Lord Yamantaka the slayer of ignorance and who bestows supreme wisdom that eradicates all projections.
1 month ago
Beautiful thangka painting of Lord Yamantaka the slayer of ignorance and who bestows supreme wisdom that eradicates all projections.
Kadroma Metsik Nakmo or Dakini Ucchusma who purifies and heals the body.
1 month ago
Kadroma Metsik Nakmo or Dakini Ucchusma who purifies and heals the body.
I am reciting a daily prayer to Dorje Shugden. Here is the youtube link to the audio- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-OSudd323A
1 month ago
I am reciting a daily prayer to Dorje Shugden. Here is the youtube link to the audio- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-OSudd323A
It\'s hard to not fall in love with little cute Pema baby girl. She is so light, happy and wags her tail super fast when she sees us or anyone. Super friendly. She is a heart breaker for sure. Teehee...She is our Kechara Forest Retreat doggie and runs free throughout our sacred land. Her name Pema means lotus. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
It's hard to not fall in love with little cute Pema baby girl. She is so light, happy and wags her tail super fast when she sees us or anyone. Super friendly. She is a heart breaker for sure. Teehee...She is our Kechara Forest Retreat doggie and runs free throughout our sacred land. Her name Pema means lotus. Tsem Rinpoche
My Nepalese boys work hard and I appreciate them. Today we have purchased special foods for them to snack on and also to cook with so they won\'t be so homesick. These foods are all imported from their country. There\'s a street in downtown K.L. that sell all this. So happy to get this for them. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
My Nepalese boys work hard and I appreciate them. Today we have purchased special foods for them to snack on and also to cook with so they won't be so homesick. These foods are all imported from their country. There's a street in downtown K.L. that sell all this. So happy to get this for them. Tsem Rinpoche
I come out of the bathroom to be greeted by the mess the two monsters made...Some more they want snacks! Monster Oser girl and Monster Dharma boy.
2 months ago
I come out of the bathroom to be greeted by the mess the two monsters made...Some more they want snacks! Monster Oser girl and Monster Dharma boy.
This blog post has had amazing response. Since published on July 27, 2018, there has been 114,788 views and still increasing. I am happy to see how this post has made things clearer. Do visit this post here-  https://bit.ly/2MATbGe
2 months ago
This blog post has had amazing response. Since published on July 27, 2018, there has been 114,788 views and still increasing. I am happy to see how this post has made things clearer. Do visit this post here- https://bit.ly/2MATbGe
His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche with his disciple Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche. Beautiful picture.
2 months ago
His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche with his disciple Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche. Beautiful picture.
This monk takes trance of Dorje Shugden and he was happy to receive THE PROMISE book in Tibet
2 months ago
This monk takes trance of Dorje Shugden and he was happy to receive THE PROMISE book in Tibet
Find out about the blessed healing water for health and healing at Kechara Forest Retreat- https://bit.ly/2CtVQNk
2 months ago
Find out about the blessed healing water for health and healing at Kechara Forest Retreat- https://bit.ly/2CtVQNk
This is my ultimate home!!! Blue waters, trees, skies, mountains, house that is open, retreat, meditation, Buddha images and purple flowers. Wow. Such a perfect place for me. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
This is my ultimate home!!! Blue waters, trees, skies, mountains, house that is open, retreat, meditation, Buddha images and purple flowers. Wow. Such a perfect place for me. Tsem Rinpoche
To see other beautiful portrayals of Dorje Shugden, click here: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
2 months ago
To see other beautiful portrayals of Dorje Shugden, click here: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Severed head Vajra Yogini has a brilliant orange body, orange darting eyes, wearing a necklace of freshly cut human heads firmly standing within a wisdom fire emanating from her sacred body reminding us to cut off our self damaging ego. Without the ego, our sufferings cannot survive and our happiness will arise. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Severed head Vajra Yogini has a brilliant orange body, orange darting eyes, wearing a necklace of freshly cut human heads firmly standing within a wisdom fire emanating from her sacred body reminding us to cut off our self damaging ego. Without the ego, our sufferings cannot survive and our happiness will arise. Tsem Rinpoche
A thought on how to repay the kindness of the guru
2 months ago
A thought on how to repay the kindness of the guru
Very nice old artwork on the Bodha Stupa in Nepal.
2 months ago
Very nice old artwork on the Bodha Stupa in Nepal.
This is quite interesting....
2 months ago
This is quite interesting....
Wonderful statement by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Although Dorje Shugden is not negative, lets hope His Holiness can apply this to the Shugden issue. Then there will be peace.
2 months ago
Wonderful statement by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Although Dorje Shugden is not negative, lets hope His Holiness can apply this to the Shugden issue. Then there will be peace.
Left to right: Tritul Rinpoche, Gaden Tripa Rinpoche, Zong Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Monastic prayer hall during puja.
2 months ago
Left to right: Tritul Rinpoche, Gaden Tripa Rinpoche, Zong Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Monastic prayer hall during puja.
The oracle of Dorje Shugden Choyang Dulzin Kuten of Gaden making offerings to Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche during a teaching in Gaden Shartse Monastery.
2 months ago
The oracle of Dorje Shugden Choyang Dulzin Kuten of Gaden making offerings to Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche during a teaching in Gaden Shartse Monastery.
Their Holinesses Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche
2 months ago
Their Holinesses Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche
Please click on this picture and see how tragic this is.
2 months ago
Please click on this picture and see how tragic this is.
Advice by His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche- https://bit.ly/2NiryBg
2 months ago
Advice by His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche- https://bit.ly/2NiryBg
Zong Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche in 1987 Los Angeles.
3 months ago
Zong Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche in 1987 Los Angeles.
Beautiful Yamantaka print
3 months ago
Beautiful Yamantaka print
Beautiful and sacred Vajra Yogini painting for you to download free in high file to print out, frame and place on your shrine or share with friends. May you be blessed. Download here: 
 https://bit.ly/2N5zI02
3 months ago
Beautiful and sacred Vajra Yogini painting for you to download free in high file to print out, frame and place on your shrine or share with friends. May you be blessed. Download here: https://bit.ly/2N5zI02
The Fifth Dalai Lama & Dorje Shugden | ༧གོང་ས་ལྔ་པ་ཆེན་པོ་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན། | 第五世达赖尊者与多杰雄登---read more--- https://bit.ly/2C65Iwr
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The Fifth Dalai Lama & Dorje Shugden | ༧གོང་ས་ལྔ་པ་ཆེན་པོ་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན། | 第五世达赖尊者与多杰雄登---read more--- https://bit.ly/2C65Iwr
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  • If there were more schools like this, then our kids would grow up with more caring awareness and kind emotions towards our environment and the people around them. They would grow up knowing that chasing materialism is not going to bring any happiness. I hope very much more schools like this would materialise. I hope in my future life I can attend a school like this. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 week ago
    If there were more schools like this, then our kids would grow up with more caring awareness and kind emotions towards our environment and the people around them. They would grow up knowing that chasing materialism is not going to bring any happiness. I hope very much more schools like this would materialise. I hope in my future life I can attend a school like this. Tsem Rinpoche
  • My Oser girl and Dharma boy in their cosy little bedroom next to me sleeping away. Cute.
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    My Oser girl and Dharma boy in their cosy little bedroom next to me sleeping away. Cute.
  • It is incredible how smart Oser girl is. She can steal the treat away from Dharma boy and so casually. Wow. She is so smart. Tsem Rinpoche
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    It is incredible how smart Oser girl is. She can steal the treat away from Dharma boy and so casually. Wow. She is so smart. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Kechara Forest Retreat Dogs. Dharma boy is tiny and trying to scare off big boy Johnny. Johnny is so patient and just ignores Dharma. They are both cute and both live in Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Kechara Forest Retreat Dogs. Dharma boy is tiny and trying to scare off big boy Johnny. Johnny is so patient and just ignores Dharma. They are both cute and both live in Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia. Tsem Rinpoche
  • BREAKING EYEWITNESS FOOTAGE: Workers violently punched, kicked, cussed out, & left sheep to die on dozens of Scottish farms 💔 Sheep bled after rough shearing & were stitched up without painkillers.–From Peta2
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    4 weeks ago
    Super cute seal and so gentle. Must watch this video and realize we are all one. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Legendary Heart sings “Stairway to Heaven” in tribute to Led Zeppelin. Incredible tribute and rendition. Everyone is blown away. TR
    1 month ago
    Legendary Heart sings “Stairway to Heaven” in tribute to Led Zeppelin. Incredible tribute and rendition. Everyone is blown away. TR
  • In a low-income neighbourhood, this man is growing his own organic produce, and giving extras away for free to neighbours who can’t afford fresh ingredients from the store. Must watch!
    1 month ago
    In a low-income neighbourhood, this man is growing his own organic produce, and giving extras away for free to neighbours who can’t afford fresh ingredients from the store. Must watch!
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    1 month ago
    Neat little video
  • It is nice to see sangha release animals into the wild. Gen Kunchok Palden and Chodrak contributed to releasing of frogs back into the wild. This is wonderful. Compassion is the mainstay of all spirituality. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 month ago
    It is nice to see sangha release animals into the wild. Gen Kunchok Palden and Chodrak contributed to releasing of frogs back into the wild. This is wonderful. Compassion is the mainstay of all spirituality. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This is a special ‘carpet’ for dogs that you hide their snacks and they have to go digging for it. It is challenging and fun where they use their nose, paws and all to dig and find the snacks in between. This dog play carpet is ordered online. You can see little Zopa baby who is a Kechara resident doggie looking for the snacks in this cute video. She is kept busy and entertained! Tsem Rinpoche
    1 month ago
    This is a special ‘carpet’ for dogs that you hide their snacks and they have to go digging for it. It is challenging and fun where they use their nose, paws and all to dig and find the snacks in between. This dog play carpet is ordered online. You can see little Zopa baby who is a Kechara resident doggie looking for the snacks in this cute video. She is kept busy and entertained! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Kechara Forest Retreat in Bentong, Malaysia’s dog Pema is super adorable and cute. Everyone loves her. She is wearing a Manjushri blessing pendant.
    2 months ago
    Kechara Forest Retreat in Bentong, Malaysia’s dog Pema is super adorable and cute. Everyone loves her. She is wearing a Manjushri blessing pendant.
  • Spontaneous trance in Tibet by powerful healing Protector Dorje Shugden of a monk who usually takes trance.
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    Spontaneous trance in Tibet by powerful healing Protector Dorje Shugden of a monk who usually takes trance.
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  • Huge Chenresig statue being built. Very beautiful.
    2 months ago
    Huge Chenresig statue being built. Very beautiful.
  • Sacred Kache Marpo in trance of oracle makes offerings to Tsem Rinpoche and blesses the temple in Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia. Kache Marpo in ancient times was known as Tsiu Marpo the great protector of Samye Monastery which is the first monastery of Tibet.
    3 months ago
    Sacred Kache Marpo in trance of oracle makes offerings to Tsem Rinpoche and blesses the temple in Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia. Kache Marpo in ancient times was known as Tsiu Marpo the great protector of Samye Monastery which is the first monastery of Tibet.
  • Shugden practice in Tibet strong and growing
    3 months ago
    Shugden practice in Tibet strong and growing
  • It is Tsunmo Nunnery in Tibet. This nunnery all practise Dorje Shugden.
    3 months ago
    It is Tsunmo Nunnery in Tibet. This nunnery all practise Dorje Shugden.
  • Light offerings to the outdoor Buddha Tara shrine in Kechara Forest Retreat, Malaysia at night. Beautiful.
    3 months ago
    Light offerings to the outdoor Buddha Tara shrine in Kechara Forest Retreat, Malaysia at night. Beautiful.
  • Interesting new interview of Boy George where he mentions about his practicing Buddhism- See the clip I snagged for you above. It’s beautiful to see him chanting. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 months ago
    Interesting new interview of Boy George where he mentions about his practicing Buddhism- See the clip I snagged for you above. It’s beautiful to see him chanting. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Dharma boy is always mooching for a free snack! As shown in the video, Dharma gave up real fast and is waiting anxiously for a free snack!
    4 months ago
    Dharma boy is always mooching for a free snack! As shown in the video, Dharma gave up real fast and is waiting anxiously for a free snack!
  • Oser girl is very determined to get the snacks out! Look at how her cute little hands hold onto the ball.
    4 months ago
    Oser girl is very determined to get the snacks out! Look at how her cute little hands hold onto the ball.
  • Yudroma takes trance at Gyuto
    4 months ago
    Yudroma takes trance at Gyuto
    In Dharamsala there is a famous oracle to the Goddess Yudroma. She is the protector of Gyuto Tantric Monastic College. Many monks consult her for guidance. Here she is attending a puja session at Gyuto Tantric Monastic College where she is pleased with the people helping the monastery and takes trance spontaneously to express this. Tsem Rinpoche
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    4 months ago
    The Simpsons: Lisa becomes a Buddhist
  • Considering getting a tattoo of a Buddha image? Watch this video.
    4 months ago
    Considering getting a tattoo of a Buddha image? Watch this video.
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s personal shrine. May everyone who view the shrine be blessed and have peace.
    4 months ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s personal shrine. May everyone who view the shrine be blessed and have peace.
  • Very powerful and heartwarming short video about love. A must watch and a must share. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 months ago
    Very powerful and heartwarming short video about love. A must watch and a must share. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Megnath is such a devotee of Bhagawan Dorje Shugden where he brought this protector to many people. Must watch this short video of him with the school kids. Lovely. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 months ago
    Megnath is such a devotee of Bhagawan Dorje Shugden where he brought this protector to many people. Must watch this short video of him with the school kids. Lovely. Tsem Rinpoche
  • My super adorable Oser girl Schnauzer reaching for a carrot on a chair. Her face looks like a stuffed animal toy. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 months ago
    My super adorable Oser girl Schnauzer reaching for a carrot on a chair. Her face looks like a stuffed animal toy. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This is the shrine next to my working table where I sit daily. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 months ago
    This is the shrine next to my working table where I sit daily. Tsem Rinpoche
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    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
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    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
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    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
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    1 years ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
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    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
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    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
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    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
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    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
    1 years 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.
    1 years 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
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    1 years ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
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    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
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Big thanks to the cheerful team from GBG Malaysia! With busy lives, it can be really hard to find time to volunteer. However, the benefits of volunteering are enormous to you, your family, and your community. The right match can help you to reduce stress, find friends, reach out to the community, learn new skills, and even advance your career. Giving to others can also help protect your mental and physical health. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Surplus food were distributed to 30 needy families staying around Jalan Sungai. Thank you to all volunteers ! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Surplus food were distributed to 30 needy families staying around Jalan Sungai. Thank you to all volunteers ! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Are you Ready??? Stay tuned on "KSDS Graduation Day" 18/11/18 9am At Kechara House. KSDS Together We Care. By Asyley Chia KSDS
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Are you Ready??? Stay tuned on "KSDS Graduation Day" 18/11/18 9am At Kechara House. KSDS Together We Care. By Asyley Chia KSDS
Are you Ready??? Stay tuned on "KSDS Graduation Day" 18/11/18 9am At Kechara House. KSDS Together We Care. By Asyley Chia KSDS
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Are you Ready??? Stay tuned on "KSDS Graduation Day" 18/11/18 9am At Kechara House. KSDS Together We Care. By Asyley Chia KSDS
Are you Ready??? Stay tuned on "KSDS Graduation Day" 18/11/18 9am At Kechara House. KSDS Together We Care. By Asyley Chia KSDS
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Are you Ready??? Stay tuned on "KSDS Graduation Day" 18/11/18 9am At Kechara House. KSDS Together We Care. By Asyley Chia KSDS
Are you Ready??? Stay tuned on "KSDS Graduation Day" 18/11/18 9am At Kechara House. KSDS Together We Care. By Asyley Chia KSDS
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Are you Ready??? Stay tuned on "KSDS Graduation Day" 18/11/18 9am At Kechara House. KSDS Together We Care. By Asyley Chia KSDS
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KSDS - Pilgrimage cum Camp 2018 We will be organising KSDS very first family pilgrimage cum camp this 24th and ‪25th November‬ 2018 (Saturday and Sunday). Don’t miss this opportunity to have a Family Getaway in the holy place of Kechara Forest Retreat.by Asyley Chia KSDS
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KSDS - Pilgrimage cum Camp 2018 We will be organising KSDS very first family pilgrimage cum camp this 24th and ‪25th November‬ 2018 (Saturday and Sunday). Don’t miss this opportunity to have a Family Getaway in the holy place of Kechara Forest Retreat.by Asyley Chia KSDS
What's so happening at Kechara House? Rehearsal for Graduation Day on this coming Sunday 18/11/18. Stay tuned.KSDS Together We Care.By Asyley Chia KSDS
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What's so happening at Kechara House? Rehearsal for Graduation Day on this coming Sunday 18/11/18. Stay tuned.KSDS Together We Care.By Asyley Chia KSDS
What's so happening at Kechara House? Rehearsal for Graduation Day on this coming Sunday 18/11/18. Stay tuned.KSDS Together We Care.By Asyley Chia KSDS
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What's so happening at Kechara House? Rehearsal for Graduation Day on this coming Sunday 18/11/18. Stay tuned.KSDS Together We Care.By Asyley Chia KSDS
What's so happening at Kechara House? Rehearsal for Graduation Day on this coming Sunday 18/11/18. Stay tuned.KSDS Together We Care.By Asyley Chia KSDS
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What's so happening at Kechara House? Rehearsal for Graduation Day on this coming Sunday 18/11/18. Stay tuned.KSDS Together We Care.By Asyley Chia KSDS
What's so happening at Kechara House? Rehearsal for Graduation Day on this coming Sunday 18/11/18. Stay tuned.KSDS Together We Care.By Asyley Chia KSDS
6 days ago
What's so happening at Kechara House? Rehearsal for Graduation Day on this coming Sunday 18/11/18. Stay tuned.KSDS Together We Care.By Asyley Chia KSDS
What's so happening at Kechara House? Rehearsal for Graduation Day on this coming Sunday 18/11/18. Stay tuned.KSDS Together We Care.By Asyley Chia KSDS
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What's so happening at Kechara House? Rehearsal for Graduation Day on this coming Sunday 18/11/18. Stay tuned.KSDS Together We Care.By Asyley Chia KSDS
What's so happening at Kechara House? Rehearsal for Graduation Day on this coming Sunday 18/11/18. Stay tuned.KSDS Together We Care.By Asyley Chia KSDS
6 days ago
What's so happening at Kechara House? Rehearsal for Graduation Day on this coming Sunday 18/11/18. Stay tuned.KSDS Together We Care.By Asyley Chia KSDS
What's so happening at Kechara House? Rehearsal for Graduation Day on this coming Sunday 18/11/18. Stay tuned.KSDS Together We Care.By Asyley Chia KSDS
6 days ago
What's so happening at Kechara House? Rehearsal for Graduation Day on this coming Sunday 18/11/18. Stay tuned.KSDS Together We Care.By Asyley Chia KSDS
What's so happening at Kechara House? Rehearsal for Graduation Day on this coming Sunday 18/11/18. Stay tuned.KSDS Together We Care.By Asyley Chia KSDS
6 days ago
What's so happening at Kechara House? Rehearsal for Graduation Day on this coming Sunday 18/11/18. Stay tuned.KSDS Together We Care.By Asyley Chia KSDS
What's so happening at Kechara House? Rehearsal for Graduation Day on this coming Sunday 18/11/18. Stay tuned.KSDS Together We Care.By Asyley Chia KSDS
6 days ago
What's so happening at Kechara House? Rehearsal for Graduation Day on this coming Sunday 18/11/18. Stay tuned.KSDS Together We Care.By Asyley Chia KSDS
What's so happening at Kechara House? Rehearsal for Graduation Day on this coming Sunday 18/11/18. Stay tuned.KSDS Together We Care.By Asyley Chia KSDS
6 days ago
What's so happening at Kechara House? Rehearsal for Graduation Day on this coming Sunday 18/11/18. Stay tuned.KSDS Together We Care.By Asyley Chia KSDS
What's so happening at Kechara House? Rehearsal for Graduation Day on this coming Sunday 18/11/18. Stay tuned.KSDS Together We Care.By Asyley Chia KSDS
6 days ago
What's so happening at Kechara House? Rehearsal for Graduation Day on this coming Sunday 18/11/18. Stay tuned.KSDS Together We Care.By Asyley Chia KSDS
What's so happening at Kechara House? Rehearsal for Graduation Day on this coming Sunday 18/11/18. Stay tuned.KSDS Together We Care.By Asyley Chia KSDS
6 days ago
What's so happening at Kechara House? Rehearsal for Graduation Day on this coming Sunday 18/11/18. Stay tuned.KSDS Together We Care.By Asyley Chia KSDS
What's so happening at Kechara House? Rehearsal for Graduation Day on this coming Sunday 18/11/18. Stay tuned.KSDS Together We Care.By Asyley Chia KSDS
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What's so happening at Kechara House? Rehearsal for Graduation Day on this coming Sunday 18/11/18. Stay tuned.KSDS Together We Care.By Asyley Chia KSDS
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