The Abbot of Gaden Shartse Supports Us

Mar 10, 2010 | Views: 940

In Gaden: I am greeting the then abbot Ken Rinpoche Dakpa Tenzin.

I remember seeing this holy monk before he was abbot of Gaden Shartse Monastery. He is a simple monk, who doesn’t require a lot and is very quiet. I had very little interaction with him at the time but of course when we passed by each other in the monastery, we would smile and say hello, but that was it.

When he became the abbot, his true colours became apparent. He is very devoted to Gaden Shartse and its traditions. He worked hard as the abbot with no self interest to improve the various departments and finances of the monastery. He showed no personal bias, and he took care of all the monks like his own students.

When I was going to visit Gaden in 2006 with around 63 persons, we had to fly from Kuala Lumpur to Bangalore. From Bangalore we had to take a flight to Hubli (the nearest city to Gaden which is 1 hour away by flight). By bus, Bangalore is 10 hours away from Hubli. The abbot sent a message that he would come to Bangalore to receive me and our group!!! He was representing Gaden Shartse Monastery to come meet us as we had been sponsoring many items in Gaden Shartse and Gaden Lachi and he felt great gratitude! I was blown away by his humility and genuine appreciation for the sponsorship towards Gaden Monastery made us or anyone else for that matter.

AbbotSupports-10At that moment, I realised that he is a real geshe, a real abbot and had great concern for Gaden Monastery without a personal agenda. My respect for him grew tremendously. I thought, wow, His Holiness the Dalai lama sure picked a great geshe to be the abbot of Gaden Shartse Monastery. Of course, I felt very humbled and I sent a respectful message to the abbot asking him to ‘Please do not come to Bangalore to greet us. It is far away and it would be very inconvenient for you.’ I told him that we would meet in Gaden Monastery itself. He accepted.

His term of abbotship in Gaden Shartse is successfully over now after he served the monastery from his heart. He is now Kensur Rinpoche Dakpa Tenzin. ‘Kensur’ is a title bestowed on an illustrious abbot who has retired successfully from office. I sometimes send greetings to him as he is retired and is teaching in the monastery.

When issues surrounding the practice of Dharma protector Dorje Shugden arose, Ken Rinpoche insisted that monastic property be equally divided between the number of monks that remained in Gaden Shartse Monastery, and those of Dokhang Khangtsen, who chose to form Shar Gaden Monastery in 2008 to continue their practice. This is in keeping with traditional vinaya rules governing the welfare of monks, ensuring that each and every monk is cared for. After all, monastic property is not owned by one person or the abbot himself, but is for all the monks of the monastery. This is just one example of his unbiased care for the monks of Gaden, despite differences in practices. Because of this, when Shar Gaden Monastery was founded, they did not have to experience lack of funds and poverty, that could have been a very real outcome. Ken Rinpoche himself remained in Gaden Shartse Monastery, but nevertheless provided for those that joined Shar Gaden, out of his compassionate care for all the monks.

Gaden Shartse’s ability to improve, grow and secure many supporters for the sake of the monks is solely up to the abbot and his broadminded thinking. If he works from fear, or narrow thinking for himself, then the monastery will suffer tremendously.

The abbot must take care of his monks, geshes, tulkus, teachers and patrons for the sake of the long term survival of the monastery. He must keep in good contact with all the Gaden Shartse monks that are not living in Gaden but are based abroad. This is because these are the monks that will have great loyalty and the wish to support the monastery further. If the Gaden Shartse monks living abroad are neglected, not contacted, or not appreciated by the abbot and his current administration, then the monastery will suffer many setbacks. The monastery’s welfare is in the hands of a good abbot that is selfless, and Ken Rinpoche Dakpa Tenzin is a good example of this.

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Ken Rinpoche Dakpa Tenzin’s Letters of Support

Over the years, Ken Rinpoche showed his support in many ways. Below is an example of the letters of support he has sent. I am extremely humbled that such a great master and ex-abbot would do something so kind as to show us his support for the Dharma works myself and the Kechara organisation are engaging in within Malaysia.

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Page 1 of letter in English. Click to enlarge.

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Page 2 of letter in English. Click to enlarge.

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Page 1 of letter in Chinese. Click to enlarge.

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Page 2 of letter in Chinese. Click to enlarge.

 

Forward to Compassion Conquers All

When my book Compassion Conquers All, which explains the Eight Verses of Mind Transformation, was published by Kechara Media and Publications, Ken Rinpoche kindly provided a forward. You can read what he said below:

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Page 1 of Forward by Ken Rinpoche Dakpa Tenzin in Tibetan. Click to enlarge.

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Page 2 of Forward by Ken Rinpoche Dakpa Tenzin in Tibetan. Click to enlarge.

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Page 3 of Forward by Ken Rinpoche Dakpa Tenzin in Tibetan. Click to enlarge.

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Forward by Ken Rinpoche Dakpa Tenzin in English. Click to enlarge.

 
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  1. Samfoonheei on Mar 7, 2018 at 11:18 am

    Ken Rinpoche Dakpa Tenzin the Abbot of Gaden Shartse had such a heavy responsibility . He has worked hard as the abbot with no self interest to improve the various departments and finances of the monastery. The ban on Dorje Shugden has truly brought nothing but suffering. The monks have gone through much hardship but remain firm and strong in their faith . As an Abbot Ken Rinpoche has to start from stretch where he got to take care of so many things in the monastery. He has worked tireless for others and for the sake of the long term survival of the monastery. He is such a humble monk willing to travel all the way to welcome our Guru Tsem Rinpoche and pilgrims from Malaysia back in 2006. He was informed of the great work of our Guru and kechara . He is happy and gave his support fully for the projects ..
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing .

  2. Anne Ong on Jan 31, 2018 at 10:40 pm

    I never realised to sustain a monastery, it takes so much so much of works and responsibility. Not only does the abbot have to take care of the daily running of the Monastery and the monks that are currently in the Monastery, but as to extend out to the other monks that are overseas as well. It is very inspiring to read about a real leader, one that serves the people rather than demanding the people to serve him, and Kensur Rinpoche is a really beautiful example. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this inspiring write up 🙏😍👍

  3. Crystal5 on Jul 31, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    Dear PIC, I heard that Kechara is much loved by Gaden Monastery and it’s incumbents. I heard Gaden supports and respects Tsem Rinpoche and Kechara very much. Tsem Rinpoche has made extensive donations and contributed to many projects in the monastery in the past. They are forever grateful to Rinpoche and Kechara. If they were not grateful they would not be good monks would they. Kudos to Rinpoche and Kechara. Gaden needs Kechara and Rinpoche. I don’t think Rinpoche needs Gaden? Just my thoughts.

  4. Vinnie Tan on Jul 26, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    I have never thought that as an abbot of a Monastery would have so much responsibilities to take up. Not only does the abbot have to take care of the daily running of the Monastery and the monks that are currently in the Monastery, but as to extend out to the other monks that are overseas as well.

    Through this, it has shown me how limited my thoughts about the abbots were. I feel so ashamed of the thoughts that I previously had.

  5. sweekeong on Feb 24, 2013 at 4:18 am

    We cannot judge how a person fair based on his looks and demeanour but this monk, Kensur Rinpoche, who is quiet and conduct himself humbly did great things when he became the abbot of this monastery. This speaks of how high caliber and down to earth Kensur Rinpoche. Not only monks should act humbly but when given great responsibility they carry it for the reason of serving others. Therefore they can perform in their new capacity well. People will remember how you act and treat others and when you become a leader it will be easier to carry the heavier responsibility when you have the support of others. If you have supported others in the past, you will get the support when you need it in future. For that this is valuable to me, “if he works from fear, or narrow thinking for himself, then the Monastery will suffer tremendously.” Thank you Rinpoche for sharing information on abbot.

  6. abby f on Feb 1, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    I never realised to sustain a monastery, it takes so much so much of works and responsibility. And to be an Abbot, it is not easy at all! Abbot has a great amount of responsible and Abbot has to take care of all the monks, Geshes, teachers, tulkus, and etc, from the worldly aspect to spiritual aspect.

    Kensur Rinpoche Tenzin Drakpa did so much for Gaden Shartse monastery and he remained extremely humble. This is the result of his broadminded thinking, he didn’t work from fear but he cares! To accomplish something big and beneficial for others, we should have the same qualities as the Abbot of Gaden Shartse. Big mind and think BIG is crucial. Big heart to accept anything, good or bad is necessary.

  7. Sofi on Jul 2, 2012 at 12:19 am

    Kensur Rinpoche Tenzin Drakpa indeed had very important role as Abbot of Gaden Shartse. Yet he is humble which shows he had no ego but only care for others. In being so, he had generated the great respect n continual support from home n afar for the survival of Gaden Shartse. Truly a good inspiration for us!

  8. Uncle Eddie on Aug 24, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    How fortunate I was to be included in this auspicious trip, made possible by my guru whose compassion and generosity know no bound. I indeed feel deeply grateful for this second chance to visit gaden but this time I was able to witness on such special and rare occassion the meeting of two great Holy devine minds; that of H.E.Ken rinpoche Tenzin Drakpa and our guru H.E.Tsem Tulku rinpoche. Our guru was full of admiration for Ken rinpoche, for his humility in wanting to meet him at Bangalore, and for his genuine gratitude towards this sponsorship trip of KH and last but not least for Ken rinpoche term of successful abbotship of Gaden Shartse. Our guru has also joyfully exclaimed “Wow H.H. The Dalai Lama sure picked a great Geshe to be the abbot of Gaden Shartse” .

    • Kate on Jul 2, 2012 at 2:40 am

      It is really inspiring to hear about a person who is completely and entirely devoted to the task at hand like this. He demonstrates an exemplary example from which we benefit, even just by hearing about him, of one who works for all, free from personal bias in all ways.

  9. ngeowchin on Aug 10, 2010 at 10:50 am

    Time really flies but memories live on.I can recall , relive the experience of that trip in 2006. I had joined Kechara only a few months ago and was fortunate to be able to make it, thanks to my merits holding up.
    What impacts me most was the deep respect Rinpoche and the monastic community had for each other.The Abbot and a few of the senior Lamas we had audience with exudes such warmth, wisdom and benevolence that being in their presence is one huge blessing.The welcoming ‘ party’ of thousands of monks filling every space in the monastery and making offerings to them, is a privilege and experience I will treasure forever.

  10. Anila on Jul 10, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    When the then Abbot Ken Rinpoche Tenzin Drakpa before he became Abbot was a very simple monk. Tsem Rinpoche had very little contact with him. And whenever Tsem Rinpoche and Ken Rinpoche pass by each other, they would just smile. When Ken Rinpoche Tenzin Drakpa became Abbot. His true personality appeared. He seems to have more responsibility with selflessness and worked very hard to take care of all the monks as though they are his student. In 2006 when Tsem Rinpoche led a group of people on a pilgrimage to Gaden Monastery. Ken Rinpoche Tenzin Drakpa wanted to represent Gaden Monastery to go Bangalore to welcome Tsem Rinpoche but Tsem Rinpoche told Ken Rinpoche he will meet him in Gaden instead As it is not polite to have the Abbot of Gaden Monastery to receive him. At that point Tsem Rinpoche realized that Ken Rinpoche is a real Geshe, a real abbot and had real concern for Gaden without any personal agenda. Kensur Rinpoche Tenzin Drakpa has successfully finished his Abbotship. Gaden will grow and improve due to the broad minded thinking of the Abbot.

  11. Bonita Khoo on Jul 10, 2010 at 2:27 am

    I was one of the lucky ones that were with the pilgrimage trip to Gaden in 2006. This was my first experience of India and monasteries.
    Though the sky was still dark when we reached Gaden Shartse, the monks were lining up waiting for our arrival. When the sun shone on the building’s façade, my first impression of Gaden Shartse was, ‘WOW! It’s big!’
    There was sea of maroon robes all around us doing their morning prayers while we move around amongst them offering incense, Manjushri statues, robes and kuyong. This is one experience that I’ll never forget.
    Kensur Rinpoche is such a modest and humble monk. There was a very cute moment in the gompa when Rinpoche wanted to offer khata to Kensur Rinpoche who was then the Abbot of Gaden Shartse, Kensur Rinpoche insisted that He offer to Tsem Rinpoche first. This tussle went on for a while in the end, Tsem Rinpoche gave in.
    The group had an audience with Kensur Rinpoche at the end of the day, though it was late night, Kensur Rinpoche waited up for us. He shared with us that He is very happy with Tsem Rinpoche’s dharma works in Malaysia and is glad that we are doing well in spreading Lama Tsongkhapa’s teaching.
    Kensur Rinpoche said that we can count on His support for our projects. This materialized with Kensur Rinpoche endorsing a few of our books published by Kechara Media & Publication.
    It is really a great honour being able to meet such a highly attain Lama who always out others before himself. A good example for everyone to learn and emulate!

  12. lthium2 on Jul 10, 2010 at 1:26 am

    During my second Lamrim recitation recently, I was assign to recite “Day 2” for N numbers of times to made up to 100 recitations collectively of “libration is in the palm of you hand”.
    In this chapter it mentioned the greatness of the authors to shows the teaching comes from a immaculate source. The Lamrim that we know today by Je Tsongkhapa can be trace back to”lamp on the path to Enlightenment” wrote by Atisha upon request by Tibetan King Jangchub Oe to teach simple, easy to practice and complete path that Atisha him self practice. This profound teaching later passed down to Atisha main Tibetan disciple Dromtoenpa. From Drom Rinpoche to three Kamdampa lineages 1.) Kamdampa Classiccal Tradition 2.) Kamdampa Lamrim tradition 3.) kamdampa Oral Instructions. Later Je TsongKhapa combine these three Kadampa lineages into one. From it, it comes down to more great contemporary teachers like Pabongka Rinpoche to HH Trijang Rinpoche HH KyabjeZong Rinpoche  HE Tsem Tulku Rinpoche.
    To me, due to Rinpoche’s kindness in arranging for this retreat to be done so that lazy people like us can have the opportunity to read the Lamrim, grasp some of it essence to prepare us for further teaching in the future. Participating in Lamrim recitation retreat really is like create a course for us to receive Lamrim teaching from him and it also to be able to immediately benefit those beings in the others realm who does not had the means to do so.

  13. joey on Jul 9, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    It is very inspiring to read about a real leader: one that serves the people rather than demanding the people to serve him, and Kensur Rinpoche is a really beautiful example. I am extremely touched to read on how he wanted to come all the way to Bangalore just to greet Rinpoche for sponsoring for Ganden! how humble! Anyone else in samsara in that position would not have been that humble and would rather the visitor visit him and all.
    It is posts like these that really do give hope for me that righteous people still exists, and that there are people out there that really deserve our support not only because they do but so that they can serve so many other people out there!

  14. Sean on Jul 9, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    I think it is quite cool that we have an abbot of a real and great monastery that supports us. Gaden monastery is a great monastic university that people can learn the Dharma. It was founded by the great saint that liberated Tibet at the time, Lama Tsongkhapa. Just like the Abbot, we must not try and ask for to many things or else that will just be plain selfish. It is best to remain quiet to refrain from saying something hurtful or nasty. We should also have no personal bias at all.
    I really wish I could visit Gaden Shartse one day for pilgrimage if another pilgrimage will be held and also possibly during the school holidays. I really want to see a real traditional monastery.
    We always have humility and we must always appreciate what people give us.We must never work for the Dharma or anything our of fear or narrow mindedly!
    Because of such a great abbot. Gaden Shartse will continue to flourish gracefully and flower beautifully.
    May the Abbot live for a long time. OM ARA BATSA NA DHI!

  15. Shirley Tan on Jul 6, 2010 at 12:55 am

    I remembered being part of that group of 62 when we all travelled to Gaden in 2006, with much fondness. Rinpoche made such wonderful and extensive arrangements for all of us to ensure that we had a thorough tour of Gaden – from visiting Rinpoche’s cowshed house, to having audiences with all the great Lamas. It was a truly valuable learning experience, especially meeting with the great Lamas in Gaden. I felt very priviledged and much blessed. This post makes me realize that all great leaders are not just born great. They have to work hard to become great. So much is dependent on the leader of any organization – be it a corporate entity, a country or a monastery – the same principles and qualities apply. Hence, the Ex-Abbot of Gaden Shartse, Kensur Rinpoche Tenzin Drakpa, sets a very good example on how a great leader should be – one who cares for the greater whole, well and above himself. After all, when a leader is elected, it is really his or her chance to serve others. That is truly a precious opportunity to give back, although it does not come with a bed of roses. I think what Rinpoche mentioned about keeping in contact with all monks abroad and local is very crucial. Again, I do not see this as different in our secular world. Keeping in contact with related parties only serves to strengthen ties and friendship. Hence, continued support will flow. Thank you for sharing so much, Rinpoche. Now, I have a deeper respect for all the Abbots in the monastery. Much more than the very first time I met them. Thank you.

  16. Beng Kooi on Jul 4, 2010 at 12:28 am

    I never realised the Abbot of Gaden Shartse Monastery had such a heavy responsibility on his shoulders. Yet he is such a humble monk that he was willing to travel out of the Monastery to greet Tsem Tulku Rinpoche and the rest of the Kechara pilgrims! This was during the pilgrimage to Gaden in 2006 and you can read more about it here http://www.kechara.com/travel/travel-with-us/past-pilgrimages/gaden-2006/
    Imagine being responsible for all the monks of Gaden Shartse, which number more than 1500. And prior to the Cultural Revolution, there were many many many more monks when Gaden monastery was based in Tibet. One of Rinpoche’s previous incarnations was an Abbot of Gaden Shartse, Gendun Nyedrak. The Abbots of the main monasteries are selected by the Dalai Lama. This is the current practice in India which originated from Tibetan tradition and hence, Gendun Nyedrak would also have received the Dalai Lama’s seal of approval.

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    Alexandra David-Néel was a woman with the “wind beneath her feet”. She was a Buddhist, Orientalist and writer born in France and dedicated her whole life to studying Asian culture and religion, and sharing it with the Western world. In fact, most of her books focus on practices within Tibetan Buddhism. As a Western woman, her dangerous travel to Lhasa, Tibet, which at the time was closed to foreigners, created worldwide renown for her. Here is a short overview of her life and travels:

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/alexandra-david-neel.html

  • Sofi
    Friday, Nov 15. 2019 08:32 PM
    Duldzin Drakpa Gyeltsen

    Tsongkhapa praised Drakpa Gyeltsen for his strict mastery of the monastic codes. He is known for his writing on the Vinaya as well as on the Sarvadurgatiparisodhana tantra. Most of his known compositions are currently unaccounted for.

    Learn more of Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen’s past incarnation and his promise made: http://bit.ly/DuldzinDrakpaGyeltsen
  • Sofi
    Friday, Nov 15. 2019 08:13 PM
    Murder in Drepung Monastery: Depa Norbu

    As with any story of success, there always comes with it tales of jealousy and envy. In Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen’s life story, this is represented in the form of Depa Norbu. It was at Depa Norbu’s hand and under his orders that Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen was murdered. While the run-up to the actual murder differs according to varying traditions, the end result is always the same — a hugely popular lama of high repute, erudite scholarship and unstained reputation was found dead with a khata (ritual silk scarf) stuffed down his throat.

    Learn of the treachery in Tibetan government that is still being practiced today: http://bit.ly/DepaNorbu
  • S.Prathap
    Friday, Nov 15. 2019 05:27 PM
    Everyone who visits these places can receive blessings, positive imprints, find an opportunity for introspection, and be inspired by their own potential to gain higher states of mind.

    To date Potala Palace,Jokhang Monastery and Norbuglinka Palace was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. Thank you for sharing this informative article which will definitely made things easier for those travelling there.

    Read more : https://bit.ly/374e5Ex
  • Yee Yin
    Friday, Nov 15. 2019 04:25 PM
    I rejoice to see the 11th Panchen Lama has started to teach, fulfilling his duty as a high lama. The Panchen Lama reincarnation lineage is as important as the Dalai Lama reincarnation lineage. The previous Panchen Lama was highly respected by Tibetans and Chinese, he was a very high lama. The current incarnation has learned from a very qualified teacher and thus he is also very qualified to teach.

    I have seen a video of him speaking in Chinese, he speaks very well and he is also very charismatic. He is still young, I am sure he can do a lot in preserving and spreading Tibetan Buddhism.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/historic-first-kalachakra-initiation-by-the-11th-panchen-lama.html
  • nicholas
    Friday, Nov 15. 2019 04:03 PM
    In 1987, the China Disabled People’s Performing Arts Troupe was formed. They are a professional performing arts troupe made up of 106 performers with hearing and/or visual impairments or physical disabilities. For the next 20 years, the 106 performers worked hard to turn professional in 2000. By 2004, they gave up their government allowance, began supporting themselves… and started raising money for charities! So beautiful no matter what angle you look at it from.

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

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

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

    Watch the video on their amazing performance at http://bit.ly/2kwvIsU

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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche

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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
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There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
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Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
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Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden\'s grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden's grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
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A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
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Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
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Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche 

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We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
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KISG has carried out monthly animals liberation activity at DR Park, Ipoh on Sunday. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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KISG has carried out monthly animals liberation activity at DR Park, Ipoh on Sunday. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Earth Project- 10/11/19
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Kechara Earth Project- 10/11/19
Blowing Mantras onto the birds so that they will be have Dharma imprints and good rebirth. We dedicated today's event for Rinpoche’s swift return. ~Jacinta, KPSG
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Blowing Mantras onto the birds so that they will be have Dharma imprints and good rebirth. We dedicated today's event for Rinpoche’s swift return. ~Jacinta, KPSG
The last bird taking his flight of freedom. Be compassionate always. Be kind to animals ~Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
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The last bird taking his flight of freedom. Be compassionate always. Be kind to animals ~Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
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Attended Dorje Shugden puja after our monthly Bird Liberation ~ Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
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Attended Dorje Shugden puja after our monthly Bird Liberation ~ Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
Owen Liew offered incense to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas on behalf of KISG. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Owen Liew offered incense to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas on behalf of KISG. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Steve from Ipoh offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas prior to our weekly Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Steve from Ipoh offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas prior to our weekly Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG has completed our weekly Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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KISG has completed our weekly Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Throwback - Parent and children stayed together to do breathing meditation ~ 2018 Pilgrimage cum Camp, Kechara Forest Retreat. Alice, KSDS
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Throwback - Parent and children stayed together to do breathing meditation ~ 2018 Pilgrimage cum Camp, Kechara Forest Retreat. Alice, KSDS
Throwback - KSDS parent and student visited Kechara Forest Retreat ~ Wesak Day for virtuous deeds and have fun together. Alice, KSDS
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Throwback - KSDS parent and student visited Kechara Forest Retreat ~ Wesak Day for virtuous deeds and have fun together. Alice, KSDS
Wonderful to see these 2 siblings learn dharma together and pray to Manjushri before the class start. Alice, KSDS
7 days ago
Wonderful to see these 2 siblings learn dharma together and pray to Manjushri before the class start. Alice, KSDS
The youngest in the class of only 3 years ago learned how to do full lotus pose for breathing meditation session. Alice, KSDS
7 days ago
The youngest in the class of only 3 years ago learned how to do full lotus pose for breathing meditation session. Alice, KSDS
The youngest group of KSDS are very helpful in arranging the seats before the class. Alice, KSDS
7 days ago
The youngest group of KSDS are very helpful in arranging the seats before the class. Alice, KSDS
Kechara Ipoh Study Group carried out Mother Tara's prayer recitations on Sunday morning. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 weeks ago
Kechara Ipoh Study Group carried out Mother Tara's prayer recitations on Sunday morning. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Throwback- Group work activities during camp. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- Group work activities during camp. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- Ice breaking session. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- Ice breaking session. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - Decorating Kechara Oasis, artwork dedication from Sunday class kids. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - Decorating Kechara Oasis, artwork dedication from Sunday class kids. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- Chinese New Year activity during dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- Chinese New Year activity during dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- WOAH Camp 2017 , Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- WOAH Camp 2017 , Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - KSDS camp in KFR, Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - KSDS camp in KFR, Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Grace led the teenage class on a blog chat article. Lin Mun KSDS
3 weeks ago
Teacher Grace led the teenage class on a blog chat article. Lin Mun KSDS
Students and teachers were so excited with the performance hat. Lin Mun KSDS
3 weeks ago
Students and teachers were so excited with the performance hat. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Asyley and teacher Alice shared the biography of HE Tsem Tulku Rinpoche to student. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Asyley and teacher Alice shared the biography of HE Tsem Tulku Rinpoche to student. Lin Mun KSDS
Class age 10-12 is lead by teacher Jayce. Lin Mun KSDS
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Class age 10-12 is lead by teacher Jayce. Lin Mun KSDS
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