博通显密大班智达——班禅索南扎巴

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Panchen Sonam Drakpa. Click on image to enlarge.

班禅索南扎巴。点击图片放大。

多杰雄登的转世传承中,没有任何一位大师拥有班禅索南扎巴同等的荣誉。他在那一世不仅是第十五任甘丹赤巴,还担任了格鲁三大寺——甘丹寺、哲蚌寺和色拉寺的堪布法台。他也是宗喀巴大师的直系弟子——持律主杜津扎巴坚赞的无误转世。

在古印度,精通大小五明的学者或专家被称为“班智达”。 “大五明”是指因明(逻辑学)、声明(声律学)、医方明(医学)、内明(佛学)和工巧明(工艺学);“小五明”是指辞藻学、历算学、戏剧学、修辞学和韵律学。索南扎巴因其出色的学术成就被授予“班禅”尊号,这个尊称融梵、藏语而成,指的是“大智者”。

索南扎巴在1478年(土狗年)降生于西藏自治区山南市的泽当,为南巴朗巴之子,年少时随耐钦波索南扎西出家,法名为索南扎巴。青少年的索南扎巴在泽当寺学论,为佛学的修持打下了基础,包括阅读、写作,还有背诵经文和重要经典。

他研习了《释量论》。为了更理解这个主题,他前往雅桑,与当地的学者进行了交流。他在雅桑也学习了声律学、修辞学和韵律学,并从确吉达波拉绛巴和其他学者身上获得传统佛学经典的开示。

 

Panchen Sonam Drakpa (central figure). Click to enlarge or click here for more high resolution Buddha images.

班禅索南扎巴(中),点击放大。若想获得更多其他高清图像,请按此处

色拉寺和其他寺院的正规教育

索南扎巴赴桑浦寺、尼玛塘寺学经,特别依止色拉大乘法洲经师永津顿约贝丹达十二年。在色拉寺的期间,他潜心研习佛教经典,例如《现观庄严论》、《中论》、《俱舍论》、《释量论》和《戒律本论》。

这五大论典奠定了格鲁派寺院学制的五大方向,想获得“格西拉让巴”学衔必须通过这五部大论的考核。

在此期间,索南扎巴前后依止众多合格的大德善知识为经师,他们有些是当代的主要大师,如温敦•班觉伦珠(1427-1514)、色拉寺的第十任堪布顿约贝丹(1445-1524),还有吞巴克尊•云丹嘉措(1443-1521)。研读佛教经典的同时,索南扎巴也听授许多密法仪轨,20岁那年便从俄那喇嘛桑杰桑藏布受具足戒。

索南扎巴二十七岁时加入吉祥上密院扎仓,依止金刚持却丹洛卓,听受密法三年。这位大师给他传授许多密续的教义、灌顶、窍诀和口传,索南扎巴因而精通显密二教。

H.H. the 2nd Dalai Lama Gedun Gyatso (central figure). Image credit: himalayanart.org. Click on image to enlarge.

第二世达赖尊者根敦嘉措(中)。图片取自:himalayanart.org 。点击放大图片。

在泽当寺大经院的辩经考试中,他的辩证技巧和经文知识让他获得了“拉绛巴”的称号,意指“具无碍智慧者”。多如大海的学者们向他抛出赞叹的花鬘,智者美誉传遍西藏各地。

接下来的那一年,索南扎巴重新回到上密院扎仓,继续向同一位大师修习密续法门。比起以往,他这一回对密法作了更深入的研究,于是很快便成了西藏学者中的大鹏,并撰写了实修密法的论著。

索南扎巴还曾依止格鲁派著名的历史学家贡噶坚赞(1432-1506年),此人乃是泽当寺的善知识;另外一名则是比较低调的大师仁钦却桑,他可能是一位隐士。索南扎巴三十四岁时被任命为上密院的洛本,即备受尊敬的仪式师。在其任职期间,他传授许多密续教法,直到四十七岁时退任。接下来的一年,他遵照他的主要上师之一的第二世达赖尊者根敦嘉措的郑重要求,出任哲蚌洛色林寺的堪布。

 

继承宗喀巴法座

索南扎巴在哲蚌洛萨林寺任职了堪布五年,勤政务实,界定寺院的传统并广受教法。到了1529年,五十二岁的班禅索南扎巴更接任宗喀巴的法座,成为第十五任甘丹赤巴。当他登上甘丹法座就任时,念诵了以下偈颂:

愿于弘扬宗喀巴
法王正法理则际
止息障碍之征兆
一切顺缘悉圆满

后来,索南扎巴在拉萨的传召大法会上,又朗诵了以下偈颂:

我及他人之三世
依止相属二资已
祈愿善慧名称佛
教法永住盛增长

Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen. Click to enlarge or click here for more high resolution Buddha images.

杜固扎巴坚赞,点击放大。欲获得更多其他高清佛像,请点击此处

这二首偈颂被称为“善规传承的祈愿文”,是格鲁派行者都念诵的主要回向文。迄今为止,格鲁世系的所有祖古、上师、格西和在家居士依旧念诵这伟大的班智达所传承下来的偈文。这些偈文显示出一位博学大师的勇气与依止精神,完美地体现了格鲁传承及其创始人的精神。

值得指出的是,索南扎巴坚韧不拔的心相续也延续到他的转世——杜固扎巴坚赞身上。这一回,他终于履行了他的前世杜津扎巴坚赞许下的誓愿,即在五浊时期护持第二佛陀宗喀巴大师法脉清净的传承

索南扎巴担任甘丹赤巴七年,广作贤妙纯白事业,并在各地主持宗教活动。

传召大法会活动期间,他会给大众开示。传召大法会是拉萨的年度殊胜佛教庆典,由宗喀巴大师于1409年发起,目的是祈愿世界和平与繁荣。

赤钦索南扎巴的任期结束后便退居甘丹寺。从那时起,他不时前往觉摩隆、帕摩却德、尼顶和却德仁青林寺转法轮。

 

Panchen Sonam Drakpa. Image credit: himalayanart. Click on image to enlarge.

班禅索南扎巴。图片出自:himalayanart.org 。点击图片放大。

登上甘丹、色拉与哲蚌寺的法座

班禅索南扎巴六十六岁那年,第二世达赖尊者根敦嘉措圆寂。哲蚌寺颇章及施主双方一致请求他接任哲蚌寺的法台。他又应请求,就职了四年。这是他在担任甘丹法台之余的附加职务。

此外,他也应色拉寺僧众的请求,担任色拉大乘洲的法台,灌溉这所伟大的最高学府,在位九年。因此,班禅索南扎巴可说是历史上独一无二曾担任格鲁三大寺院堪布的大师

 

成为达赖尊者的导师

H.H. the 3rd Dalai Lama, Sonam Gyatso. Image credit: himalayanart.org. Click on image to enlarge.

第三世达赖尊者索南嘉措。图片来源:himalayanart.org 。点击图片放大。

1552年,索南扎巴担任第三世达赖尊者索南嘉措(1543-1588年)的经师。年幼的达赖尊者住在班禅索南扎巴位于哲蚌寺的拉章,在班禅座下学习,接受许多法教和灌顶,主要为密集金刚法门和相关释义。据悉,班禅索南扎巴虽精通各大主要密续教法,但其主要的修持是《密集金刚》。

担任堪布期间,班禅索南扎巴为达赖尊者授沙弥戒,由桑普法王曲杰勒巴顿珠(Choje Legpa Dondrub)担任羯磨师。七十二岁的班禅索南扎巴在土鸡年赐名第三世达赖尊者法号“索南”。

自此,班禅索南扎巴将达赖尊者的传承法号从“根敦”改成“嘉措”,按照字面,这是“大海”的意思。学者普遍认为,班禅借此预言达赖尊者的法业将如大海般广阔无垠。经过精心的栽培和调教,第三世达赖尊者成了将佛法引入蒙古部落的善知识。事实上,“达赖喇嘛”这个称号就是蒙古人所取,意为“如大海一样的上师”。

班禅的部分弟子是那个时代举足轻重的大德善知识,当中包括第二十一任甘丹赤巴格勒贝桑(1505-1567年)、在扎什伦布寺修习的拉尊索南贝桑、第二十五任甘丹赤巴班觉嘉措(1526-1599年)以及第二世德木班觉扎西。

Tashilhunpo Monastery in Shigatse. Click on image to enlarge.

日喀则市的扎什伦布寺。点击图片放大。

 

乃穹护法与班禅索南扎巴

佛教护法乃穹多杰扎登曾来到班禅索南扎巴面前,提醒他前世作为杜津扎巴坚赞时所许下的誓言,即成为格鲁教的护法

嘉杰赤江仁波切在其著作《愉悦如海护法之妙音》这么叙述乃穹给班禅的叮咛:

“杰絳央噶威洛卓(文殊喜慧)曾郑重地要求我以保护甘丹派教法为主,但我过去曾在大阿阇黎莲花生跟前发过誓,要保护总体佛教,所以无法担任甘丹教法的特别护法。目前在主持甘丹教法的人士中,班钦您的教证功德最高,再说您过去也发过心,所以请您承诺,现起保护甘丹教法的桀傲身吧!”

当时,大师并没有表态,且表示会先查证誓言是否属实。或许当时他成为佛教护法的时机尚未成熟,所以班禅索南扎巴直至转世为杜固扎巴坚赞(1619-1656年)时才实践了这个承诺。

 

班禅索南扎巴的留世著作

自三十六岁起,班禅索南扎巴便撰写了多部显密经论,在这方面作出的贡献不可估量。正如宗喀巴大师所说:

“佛教事业语最胜。”

班禅索南扎巴的论著包括《密集金刚》,以及对《般若经》、《中观》、《律论》、《释量论》和《俱舍论》的释义。他撰写的论疏是传统格鲁寺院研读五部大论的基本依据

那旺晋巴教授在班禅索南扎巴的著作《续部总释•攝引有缘心意》英译本中前言有提到:

“班禅索南扎巴在讲经、辩论和著述上才能出众。”

那旺教授补充,班禅在其著作《中观要义•奥义明灯》的跋文中写道:

在讲说圣教上,我无与伦比;
无著世亲兄弟知道我将超越他们的成就,
早已转生他界。

在辩论上,我无与伦比;
陈那和法称论师知道我将找出他们的矛盾之处,
加以检视并逐一驳斥,
早已巧妙地回避我。

在著述上,我无与伦比;
圣勇大师只擅于如‘林间蝉鸣’般弘扬佛陀事迹,
而我力学笃行,
在讲经、辩论和著述上已无可匹比。

晋巴教授援引班禅索南扎巴的这段话后,也举出了嘉杰赤江仁波切对其的见解:

“对某些人来说,这段话也许万般地荒谬,但我们时代最渊博的大师、才华横溢的上师、逻辑学家和作家、尊者达赖尊者后期的精神导师永津赤江金刚持(多杰羌)说:“如今,我们年代那些自认博学多闻的学者认为此说法完全是胡扯;而他们都错了。”

班禅自信地表现出其知识和技能,至尊嘉杰赤江仁波切非但没有否定,还公开捍卫这位伟大的学者。从他的语气里,透出了他对由衷地认为班禅的观点是合理的。这番话也清楚地说明索南扎巴阐述佛法的勇气和坚定的信心,这正是佛陀和菩萨的品德之一

班禅索南扎巴撰写的四十五部文集涉及各个主题,当中包括显密注解、本尊仪轨、历史、宗教史等等。其中一些文本至今仍为格鲁派寺院的主要教材(藏语Yigcha),如哲蚌洛色林寺和甘丹夏孜寺,以及蒙古的许多其他寺院。这验证了班禅杰出著作的精辟与准确之处。

 

文本的意义

Overview of Buddhist Tantra by the great master Panchen Sonam Drakpa

大师班禅索南扎巴的著作《续部总释•攝引有缘心意》。欲阅读完整的PDF档案,请点击此处

北印度达兰萨拉的西藏档案文献图书馆(LTWA)出版了班禅索南扎巴所撰写的《续部总释•攝引有缘心意》。达兰萨拉是第十四世达赖尊者尊者的官方住所,也是藏人行政中央的所在地。西藏档案文献图书馆由达赖尊者和藏人行政中央所创办,目的是保护西藏的古代文本。各类宗教与世俗文本,都在此被译成英语和多种其他语言。

班禅索南扎巴的《续部总释•攝引有缘心意》就是其中一部拥有英译本的著作。有趣的是,这本书的前言就提及班禅索南扎巴的前世是持律主杜津扎巴坚赞,他是宗喀巴大师的五大门徒之一。此外,此处也提及班禅索南扎巴后来转世为杜固扎巴坚赞。由此可见,西藏档案文献图书馆承认持律主杜津扎巴坚赞、班禅索南扎巴和杜固扎巴坚赞源自同一个心相续

此说法是值得探讨的。既然杜固扎巴坚赞的前世是著名且学识渊博的作家班禅索南扎巴,他不但著有四十五部文集,担任过格鲁三大寺的堪布和第十五任甘丹赤巴(宗喀巴大师法座的持有人),还担任第三世达赖尊者的经师,且本身也是一名大师,那么班禅索南扎巴不可能转世成为一个有着凶恶心相续的邪灵——杜固扎巴坚赞

杜固扎巴坚赞(主)、大黑天(右上)和多杰雄登(右下)的唐卡,点击放大。欲查看更多高清的佛像,请按此处

宗喀巴大师的心子转世为博学大德班禅索南扎巴和杜固扎巴坚赞后,岂会因为恶咒而突变成叫作多杰雄登的邪灵呢? 这个逻辑无法成立,因为一个已证悟的大师,其心相续是不会突然退转而变得邪恶的。这说法就好比说文殊菩萨若作了恶咒也会变成邪灵,简直荒谬!

难以置信的是,以上信息皆由达赖尊者和西藏领导层的指导和监督下运作的西藏档案文献图书馆所发行。他们自相矛盾,西藏领导人一方面说多杰雄登是杜固扎巴坚赞念了恶咒而突变成的邪灵,另一方面,却又印制了这本书来赞颂杜固扎巴坚赞的心相续!

在发生多杰雄登争议之前,西藏没有人不知道多杰雄登就是杜固扎巴坚赞,而他的前世则是班禅索南扎巴,以及持律主津扎巴坚赞。每个人都知道他们同属一个心相续,因此才被统称为三扎巴,并在这遍土地上受众人爱戴。

西藏档案文献图书馆印刷了班禅索南扎巴著作的译本,赞扬他崇高的品德,承认他的前世是持律主杜津扎巴坚赞,后来转世为杜固扎巴坚赞。然后西藏领导人却又宣称杜固扎巴坚是邪灵多杰雄登?这太牵强了,显然在自相矛盾。

此举显示出藏族领导的紊乱无序,因为他们根本不清楚自己印刷的是什么,结果前后矛盾!这本书在多杰雄登争议之前就已经出版,如今西藏领导层扭曲历史真相,企图要多杰雄登作为代罪羔羊,为他们犯下错误顶罪,却很讽刺的恰恰在自家的出版物中暴露了他们的谎言

Overview of Buddhist Tantra, page ix. Click to enlarge.

《续部总释•攝引有缘心意》的前言,第九页。点击放大。

Overview of Buddhist Tantra, page x. Click to enlarge.

《续部总释•攝引有缘心意》的前言,第十页。点击放大。

Overview of Buddhist Tantra, page xi. Click to enlarge.

《续部总释•攝引有缘心意》的前言,第十一页。点击放大。

 

关于西藏档案文献图书馆

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图书馆的文献主要是1959年随同西藏队伍同时迁运过来的文档,当中包括重要的藏传佛学手稿和与西藏社会的历史、政治、文化甚至艺术有关的档案,共有八万多份手稿、书籍和文件;六百多个唐卡、雕像和其他佛教文物;一万张照片;以及许多其他资料。

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《续部总释•攝引有缘心意》前言

前言

噢,确吉索南扎巴 (Chos-rje bSod-nams grags-pa-dpal!)
您广大行菩提心
此乃佛陀宣说百遍之美德
您的功德好比太阳光芒四射
您讲经、辩论和著述的才能
灿烂地照耀这世间
您已圆满掌握显密经论
学识渊博仿如满园绽放的鲜花
你言辞有力如日光高照
名声已响彻三界
噢,索南扎巴,善知识的上师!
我在您足前顶礼

在您广大无垠的法教园林
年轻妙慧云集
听闻“六边四理”
如被百瓣汇成的奇花
点滴酝酿的十万甘露所引
愿我能如实体验
奥妙密续的真谛!

金刚密乘法宝持有者班禅索南扎巴(Panchen Chos-rje bSod-nams grags-pa-dpal)是一位大师,他的杰出修行与学术成就被全西藏有识之士所熟知。他的第一个转世身份是宗喀巴大师的五大门徒之一,持律主扎巴坚赞(Grags-pa rgyal-mtshan)。接着是本书的作者班禅索南扎巴(Panchen bSod-nams grags-pa-dpal),后来再转世为杜固扎巴坚赞(mNga’s-ris sPrul-sku Grags-pa rgyal-mtshan)。此系列转世皆带有扎巴(grags-pa)名号。

14世纪,班禅索南扎巴(Panchen bSod-nams grags-pa-dpal)出生在西藏中部的山南市(Lho-kha)的泽当(rTsed-thang)。随后,他到色拉大乘寺(Se-ra theg-chen-gling)师从具德上师屯月当丹(Dhonyo dang-ldan)和第二世达赖尊者根敦嘉措(dge-‘dun rgya-mtsho),听受了许多法。

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过程中,他掌握了无边甚深之显密教义和释义,并以卓越的学习能力而闻名。他也获得上师们授予完整的灌顶、口传、引导和指示。此外,他也被达赖尊者任命为洛色林寺(Blo-gsal-gling)的堪布,这是哲蚌(’Bras-dpung)寺的四大扎仓(经学院)之一,哲蚌寺在1959年之前是西藏最著名的佛学院,最盛时期寺僧编制高达万人。在接下来的六年里,他继续担任这所经学院的堪布。后来继任的堪布也都固定任期六年,这个传统一直延续至今。

接着,他被任命为格鲁之首——甘丹(dGa’-ldan)法座持有人,成为第二佛宗喀巴大师格鲁传承的第十五任继承人。一世班禅克珠杰格勒巴桑(mKhas-grub dGe-legs dpalbzang)悼颂他时说:

怙主,
不屈的再世如来,
佛教法王之摄政,
真理开山之鼻祖,
无畏降临狮座人,
愿您成就永驻世!

他继续担任堪布长达七年,期间他不间断地在西藏及各地弘扬宗喀巴大师和格鲁传承的珍贵法教。 他还特别关注各所寺院如色拉寺(Se-ra)、哲蚌寺(’Bras-spungs)、觉摩隆寺(sKyo-mo-lung)、帕莫确德( Phag-mo chos-sde)、聂定(Nye-sdings)、沃那寺(’Od-sna)和却德仁钦寺(Chos-sde rin-chen)的院规及佛法修习,大大地提升了寺院的素质。此外,他还担任第三世达赖尊者(bSod-nams rGya-mtsho)经师。尊者的法名“索南”(bSod-nams)就是索南扎巴授予的。

他在著述上的付出影响深远,是所有贡献中最功德无量的。宗喀巴一点也没说错:

“佛教事业语最胜。”

班禅索南扎巴贝(Panchen bSod-nams grags-pa-dpal)是一位在讲说、辩论和著述上的非凡之辈。他在其著作《中观要义•奥义明灯》的跋文中写道:

在讲说圣教上,我无与伦比;

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无著世亲兄弟知道我将超越他们的成就,
早已转生他界。

在辩论上,我无与伦比;陈那和法称论师知道我将找出他们的矛盾之处,加以检视并提出论述,
早已巧妙地回避我。

在著述上,我无与伦比;圣勇大师只擅于如‘林间蝉鸣’般弘扬佛陀事迹,而我力学笃行,在讲经、辩论和著述上已无可匹比。

对某些人来说,这段话也许万般地荒谬,但我们时代最渊博的大师、才华横溢的上师、逻辑学家和作家、达赖尊者后期的精神导师永津赤江金刚持(多杰羌)说:“如今,我们年代那些自认博学多闻的学者认为此说法完全是胡扯;而他们都错了。”

班禅索南扎巴贝(Panchen b.Sod-nams grags-pa-dpal)撰写超过四十五部涉及不同主题的著作,例如显密注解、本尊仪轨、历史、宗教历史等等。在他的众多著作中,那些想要实修一般佛法,尤其是金刚乘教法的信众,绝对不能略过《续部总释•摄引有缘心意》 (Legs bshad rgyud sde spyi’i rnam par bzhag pa skal bzang gi yid ‘phrod)。大师在这本书里详细地解释了四部密续之别,也充分描述传统金刚乘的两种次第,并以“六边四理”来阐述,从而无误地诠释了本初佛金刚总持的密意。

祝愿西藏档案文献图书馆重印与再版的此书,能为世人带来和平与幸福!

那旺晋巴教授
大吉岭圣约瑟夫学院

1996年1月24日

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成立拉章

班禅索南扎巴进入净光之前,在哲蚌寺设立了自己的拉章,被称为仁康贡玛或上馆。

此拉章之所以名为上馆,是因为它就建在高处,那是阿巴扎仓辩经院上方的一座山丘上。由于班禅索南扎巴曾担任三大主寺的堪布,还兼任甘丹赤巴一职,这所拉章也成了权威和影响力的象征。除了索南扎巴,格鲁传承中再没有一位大师或祖古曾拥有这般成就地位。

Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen (center), Panchen Sonam Drakpa (left) and Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen (right). Click to enlarge or click here for more high resolution Buddha images.

三扎巴:班禅索南扎巴(左),他的转世杜固扎巴坚赞(中),以及他的前世持律主杜津扎巴坚赞(右)。点击放大或按此查看更多高画质的佛像。

拉章因此享有盛名,班禅索南扎巴后来的转世都在此居住,直到杜固扎巴坚赞的时代才结束。另外, 班禅索南扎巴的转世世系正式沿用仁康贡玛的封号。 因此,杜固扎巴坚赞正式称为哲蚌仁康贡玛的第四任转世祖古。此拉章也是朝圣者前往哲蚌寺供养和绕行的热门景点。

 

Panchen Sonam Drakpa. Click on image to enlarge.

班禅索南扎巴。点击放大图片。

班禅索南扎巴的圣物

1554年,班禅索南扎巴入寂灭,他遍布各地的伟大弟子为他进行大规模的祈愿和仪式。在他示寂的十五个昼夜中,他一直处在图当(thugdam,圆寂后的净光禅定状态)中。

图当禅定结束后,他的圣躯奇迹般地缩小成一尺高,这意味着他已通过密集金刚修持成就虹光身。

他的圣体按照传统荼毘后,灰烬里发现了许多殊胜的舍利。他的心、舌和眼并未焚化,而且另外还化现一颗心脏,以及一个小小的十一面大悲观自在像和许多表面自然浮现种子字的舍利。 他的弟子们在哲蚌寺造了一座新的舍利银塔,将这些圣物安奉于塔内。

那颗新长出的心脏被安置在班禅索南扎巴金像的心间,连同大悲观自在像一起被安奉在仁康贡玛。 可惜的是,班禅索南扎巴的拉章和其他遗物在杜固扎巴坚赞时期遭到破坏,未能幸免。

 

赞颂班禅索南扎巴

至尊嘉杰赤江仁波切在其著作《愉悦如海护法之妙音》中特别赞扬班禅索南扎巴的美德,他还将第二世达赖尊者根敦嘉措写给班禅的赞颂概括在里头:

“对大师这种博通一切显密经轮、内外明及传记、历史等的卓越智慧,一切智根敦嘉措曾赞叹说:

宿积福德纯金性,观慧地基极广大,
显密百伦水迴漩,名称泡沫具笑颜,
词藻波涛浪花溅,史传美丽珍珠鬘 ,
空前善说新著论,修辞学者耳庄严!”

1996年1月24日,来自印度大吉岭圣约瑟夫学院的那旺晋巴教授将以下《班禅索南扎巴赞》纳入在《续部总释•攝引有缘心意》的前言:

噢,确吉索南扎巴
您广大行菩提心
此乃佛陀宣说百遍之美德
您的功德好比太阳光芒四射
您讲经、辩论和著述的才能
灿烂地照耀这世间
您已圆满掌握显密经论
学识渊博仿如满园绽放的鲜花
你言辞有力如日光高照
名声已响彻三界
噢,索南扎巴,善知识的上师!
我在您足前顶礼

在您广大无垠的法教园林
年轻妙慧云集
听闻“六边四理”
如被百瓣汇成的奇花
点滴酝酿的十万甘露所引
愿我能如实体验
奥妙密续的真谛!

 

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

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

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

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/aerial-view-of-bodha-stupa.html

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    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
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    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
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    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
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    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
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Kechara Penang Appreciation Day! 18th May 2024. The commitment, effort and dedication given will inspire & benefit many more. None of us wants recognition but sometimes a day like this will push us to do more and grow spiritually.
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Kechara Penang Appreciation Day! 18th May 2024. The commitment, effort and dedication given will inspire & benefit many more. None of us wants recognition but sometimes a day like this will push us to do more and grow spiritually.
Kechara Penang Appreciation Day! 18th May 2024. The commitment, effort and dedication given will inspire & benefit many more. None of us wants recognition but sometimes a day like this will push us to do more and grow spiritually. We're like a close-knit family, supporting each others and help out whenever we can.
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Kechara Penang Appreciation Day! 18th May 2024. The commitment, effort and dedication given will inspire & benefit many more. None of us wants recognition but sometimes a day like this will push us to do more and grow spiritually. We're like a close-knit family, supporting each others and help out whenever we can.
Kechara Penang Appreciation Day. 18th May 2024. A special day to honour our regular members. You all deserve a shout-out!!! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
10 hours ago
Kechara Penang Appreciation Day. 18th May 2024. A special day to honour our regular members. You all deserve a shout-out!!! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Jam-packed! Penang Gompa was crowded with puja attendees, fruits, flowers, food and many other offerings. First time ever but definitely will not be the last. Perhaps it's time for bigger Gompa _/\_. 18th May 2024. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Jam-packed! Penang Gompa was crowded with puja attendees, fruits, flowers, food and many other offerings. First time ever but definitely will not be the last. Perhaps it's time for bigger Gompa _/_. 18th May 2024. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
11/5/2024 Saturday @3pm. After puja, all members helped out clearing the offerings and we shared out the blessed food offerings with our families, friends and even animals. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
11 hours ago
11/5/2024 Saturday @3pm. After puja, all members helped out clearing the offerings and we shared out the blessed food offerings with our families, friends and even animals. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
11/5/2024 Saturday @3pm. Activities during puja. Members chanting Dorje Shugden mantras. We've completed Dorje Shugden puja cum Namasangiti. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
11 hours ago
11/5/2024 Saturday @3pm. Activities during puja. Members chanting Dorje Shugden mantras. We've completed Dorje Shugden puja cum Namasangiti. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
11/5/2024, Saturday @3pm. Activities : Offerings of khata to Rinpoche, garland of flowers to Dorje Shugden and a new Tibetan butterlamp being offered on the altar. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
11 hours ago
11/5/2024, Saturday @3pm. Activities : Offerings of khata to Rinpoche, garland of flowers to Dorje Shugden and a new Tibetan butterlamp being offered on the altar. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Today we have an inaugural cancer free diet talk and info sharing by Mr. Ooi. Mr. Ooi is a Penangite and like any other man, he has a family to provide for. From colon cancer stage 4,he is now known as a cancer-free man. Learn more about his story and his acquaintance with Dorje Shugden here https://youtu.be/x7i-yXJBUwM?si=A-5O0udxjg52iS58
2 weeks ago
Today we have an inaugural cancer free diet talk and info sharing by Mr. Ooi. Mr. Ooi is a Penangite and like any other man, he has a family to provide for. From colon cancer stage 4,he is now known as a cancer-free man. Learn more about his story and his acquaintance with Dorje Shugden here https://youtu.be/x7i-yXJBUwM?si=A-5O0udxjg52iS58
Kind-hearted sponsors sponsored these kuih-muih & flowers for today's puja @ 4th May, 2024. Should you wish to contribute these or sponsor our weekly puja, do contact us for more details. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
2 weeks ago
Kind-hearted sponsors sponsored these kuih-muih & flowers for today's puja @ 4th May, 2024. Should you wish to contribute these or sponsor our weekly puja, do contact us for more details. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Pastor Seng Piow guides us on the flow of Dorje Shugden puja, its benefits, significant of Chanting the names of Manjushri and also explaining the dedication for the sponsors and to those in need before we start the puja as we have 2 newcomers today.
4 weeks ago
Pastor Seng Piow guides us on the flow of Dorje Shugden puja, its benefits, significant of Chanting the names of Manjushri and also explaining the dedication for the sponsors and to those in need before we start the puja as we have 2 newcomers today.
Two Pastors in da house! Double the merits, double the happiness. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
4 weeks ago
Two Pastors in da house! Double the merits, double the happiness. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Mr. Cheah Fook Wan offered lights and incense to The Three Jewels prior to the puja in Ipoh. (KISG - Kin Hoe)
1 month ago
Mr. Cheah Fook Wan offered lights and incense to The Three Jewels prior to the puja in Ipoh. (KISG - Kin Hoe)
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations on Sunday afternoon in Ipoh. (KISG- Kin Hoe)
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Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations on Sunday afternoon in Ipoh. (KISG- Kin Hoe)
Powerful Dorje Shugden puja @ Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. Every Saturday, 3 pm. Remove obstacles and grant blessings to fulfil wishes. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta. 6th April 2024
1 month ago
Powerful Dorje Shugden puja @ Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. Every Saturday, 3 pm. Remove obstacles and grant blessings to fulfil wishes. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta. 6th April 2024
Rejoice to the volunteers (also kind sponsors) who cleaned the Gyenze Chapel and made abundant offerings to Gyenze. ~ Alice
2 months ago
Rejoice to the volunteers (also kind sponsors) who cleaned the Gyenze Chapel and made abundant offerings to Gyenze. ~ Alice
Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
2 months ago
Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
2 months ago
Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
Our weekly Dorje Shugden Puja @ 23/3/2024 . William, as the umze is seen here burning incense powder as we are about to recite the Sangsol Prayer to Dorje Shugden composed by Ganden Serkong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
2 months ago
Our weekly Dorje Shugden Puja @ 23/3/2024 . William, as the umze is seen here burning incense powder as we are about to recite the Sangsol Prayer to Dorje Shugden composed by Ganden Serkong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
And here's Mr Wong of KSK Ipoh who dropped by to pray and offered some donation to the Chapel. Kechara Penang Study Group. Pic by Siew Hong & uploaded by Jacinta.
2 months ago
And here's Mr Wong of KSK Ipoh who dropped by to pray and offered some donation to the Chapel. Kechara Penang Study Group. Pic by Siew Hong & uploaded by Jacinta.
Today's puja (16/3/2024) ended around 420pm, Jacinta was the umze of the day. Pic by Siew Hong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
2 months ago
Today's puja (16/3/2024) ended around 420pm, Jacinta was the umze of the day. Pic by Siew Hong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Group photo taken after the last session, sealed with King of Prayers. Come and join us next time! Sayonara - 9-10th March 2024 - Kechara Penang DS Retreat by Jacinta.
2 months ago
Group photo taken after the last session, sealed with King of Prayers. Come and join us next time! Sayonara - 9-10th March 2024 - Kechara Penang DS Retreat by Jacinta.
Abundance altar! Fruits, flowers, Mee Koo (traditional Penang buns), Bee Hoon, sourdoughs and snacks are some of the offerings to Rinpoche, Buddhas & Bodhisattvas. Kechara Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat 9-10th March, 2024 by Jacinta.
2 months ago
Abundance altar! Fruits, flowers, Mee Koo (traditional Penang buns), Bee Hoon, sourdoughs and snacks are some of the offerings to Rinpoche, Buddhas & Bodhisattvas. Kechara Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat 9-10th March, 2024 by Jacinta.
Siew Hong, one of retreatants and an active member of Kechara Penang group proudly presented her torma to be used during the Kalarupa puja. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
2 months ago
Siew Hong, one of retreatants and an active member of Kechara Penang group proudly presented her torma to be used during the Kalarupa puja. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Torma making was taught by Pastor Seng Piow and held one day before the retreat. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
2 months ago
Torma making was taught by Pastor Seng Piow and held one day before the retreat. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat cum Puja, 9-10th March 2024 led by Pastor Seng Piow with 12 retreatants. Uploaded by Jacinta
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Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat cum Puja, 9-10th March 2024 led by Pastor Seng Piow with 12 retreatants. Uploaded by Jacinta
The celebration ended with a Dorje Shugden puja, dedicated to all the sponsors, our loved ones and as well as for the happiness & good health for all sentient beings. May Rinpoche return swiftly too and taking this opportunity wishing all Happy Chinese New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai from all of us, Kechara Penang Study Group. Uploaded by Jacinta.
3 months ago
The celebration ended with a Dorje Shugden puja, dedicated to all the sponsors, our loved ones and as well as for the happiness & good health for all sentient beings. May Rinpoche return swiftly too and taking this opportunity wishing all Happy Chinese New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai from all of us, Kechara Penang Study Group. Uploaded by Jacinta.
Seen here, Pastor Seng Piow set off firecrackers - welcoming of the upcoming year with enthusiasm and positive energy. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
3 months ago
Seen here, Pastor Seng Piow set off firecrackers - welcoming of the upcoming year with enthusiasm and positive energy. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
In this pic, Pastor Seng Piow is sharing Dharma with newbies ~ Sharyn's friends. It's always good to make light offerings at the beginning of new year. By making light offerings, you are able to dispel the darkness of ignorance and achieve wisdom. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
3 months ago
In this pic, Pastor Seng Piow is sharing Dharma with newbies ~ Sharyn's friends. It's always good to make light offerings at the beginning of new year. By making light offerings, you are able to dispel the darkness of ignorance and achieve wisdom. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
One the day of Losar (new lunar year), it is always beneficial for Buddhist practitioners to get together in making abundant offerings to Buddhas on the altar to usher in goodness, prosperity and well-being of our loved ones. It's more auspicious this year as Losar and the Chinese New Year begin on the same date, 10th Feb, 2024. Back in Penang, our Kechara members came together to decorate the altar with abundance offerings for Dorje Shugden puja @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
3 months ago
One the day of Losar (new lunar year), it is always beneficial for Buddhist practitioners to get together in making abundant offerings to Buddhas on the altar to usher in goodness, prosperity and well-being of our loved ones. It's more auspicious this year as Losar and the Chinese New Year begin on the same date, 10th Feb, 2024. Back in Penang, our Kechara members came together to decorate the altar with abundance offerings for Dorje Shugden puja @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Mr. Dared Lim was offering water bowls on behalf of Kechara Ipoh Study Group. (Kin Hoe)
3 months ago
Mr. Dared Lim was offering water bowls on behalf of Kechara Ipoh Study Group. (Kin Hoe)
Jun from Ipoh was offering mandarin oranges to Mother Tara and The Three Jewels. (Kin Hoe)
3 months ago
Jun from Ipoh was offering mandarin oranges to Mother Tara and The Three Jewels. (Kin Hoe)
Prior to our puja in Ipoh, Mr. & Mrs. Cheah Fook Wan were preparing for the offerings to the Buddhas. (Kin Hoe)
3 months ago
Prior to our puja in Ipoh, Mr. & Mrs. Cheah Fook Wan were preparing for the offerings to the Buddhas. (Kin Hoe)
On Sunday afternoon, Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations in Ipoh. (Kin Hoe)
3 months ago
On Sunday afternoon, Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations in Ipoh. (Kin Hoe)
Some of the best shots taken during Thaipusam in Penang. Swee Bee, Huey, Tang KS, Nathan, Choong SH and Jacinta volunteered. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
4 months ago
Some of the best shots taken during Thaipusam in Penang. Swee Bee, Huey, Tang KS, Nathan, Choong SH and Jacinta volunteered. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Simple yet powerful ally ~ Bhagawan Dorje Shuden. Kechara Penang Study Group consists of Chien Seong, Hue, Choong SH, Tang KS, Swee Bee and Jacinta. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Uploaded by Jacinta.
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Simple yet powerful ally ~ Bhagawan Dorje Shuden. Kechara Penang Study Group consists of Chien Seong, Hue, Choong SH, Tang KS, Swee Bee and Jacinta. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Uploaded by Jacinta.
Thaipusam in Penang. Some of the best shots. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
4 months ago
Thaipusam in Penang. Some of the best shots. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Nothing beats having a sacred audience with our lineage lamas. It's not selfie or wefie, but we have the best 'groufie'!!! 20th Jan 2024, Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
4 months ago
Nothing beats having a sacred audience with our lineage lamas. It's not selfie or wefie, but we have the best 'groufie'!!! 20th Jan 2024, Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Welcoming our lineage Gurus to our Penang Chapel today! Pastor Seng Piow explained the significance of having Guru Tree and introduced to us our lineage lamas, Buddhas, deities, protectors and etc.
4 months ago
Welcoming our lineage Gurus to our Penang Chapel today! Pastor Seng Piow explained the significance of having Guru Tree and introduced to us our lineage lamas, Buddhas, deities, protectors and etc.
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
4 months ago
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
4 months ago
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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