Christmas Humphreys: The Gentle Buddhist Judge

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Travers Christmas Humphreys, QC (1901–1983) was a barrister and an eminent British Buddhist of the 20th century. He was a prolific writer who wrote, co-authored and edited books largely focusing on Buddhism and spiritual practice. He started out as a barrister who prosecuted several controversial cases in the 1940s and 1950s, and later became a judge at the Old Bailey (London’s Central Criminal Court).

Humphreys established the Buddhist Society in London which is now one of the largest and oldest Buddhist organisations outside Asia. Today, he is remembered mostly for his passion for promoting Buddhism in Britain.

 

Early Life and Interest in Buddhism

Christmas Humphreys was born on 15th February 1901. Although he was christened Travers Christmas, he was commonly known as Toby among family and friends. His father, Sir Travers Humphreys, was a well-known British barrister and judge while his mother, Zoë Marguerite Neumans, was an actress.

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During World War I, Christmas Humphreys’ world was shattered by the sudden death of his beloved elder brother, Richard Grain Humphreys (1897-1917) in the Third Battle of Ypres. This traumatic news drove the young man to question the purpose of the universe and the nature by which it came into being. When he was 17, he bought a copy of ‘Buddha and the Gospel of Buddhism’ by Ananda Coomaraswamy, a Ceylonese philosopher, historian and metaphysician. He recalled later that “I seemed to remember the principles of the Dharma almost as fast as I read them, and lightly regarded Buddhism as an old friend once more encountered.

Following in his father’s footsteps, Christmas Humphreys enrolled at Trinity Hall, a constituent college of the University of Cambridge. While studying law in the early 1920s, his interest in Buddhism deepened as he joined the Cambridge Lodge of the Theosophical Society. At that time, Buddhism was only known in academic circles. He attended lectures by British Buddhists such as Allan Bennett (Ananda Metteyya), the second Englishman to be ordained as a Buddhist monk.

Trinity Hall

Trinity Hall, a constituent college of the University of Cambridge.

At 21, Humphreys met his future wife, Aileen Faulkner (Puck) who was already interested in Buddhism and Theosophy. In 1924, the two of them and some friends formed the Buddhist Lodge of the Theosophical Society. The Lodge Charter was presented by C. Jinarajadasa, a Sinhalese Buddhist, who was the Vice President of the Theosophical Society and happened to be in London at the time.

Due to his illustrious family background, Christmas Humphreys was invited to join the bar in 1924 as a member of the Inner Temple. Called the Court Inns, it was the most exclusive and wealthiest of the four principal professional associations for barristers and judges during that period. His appointment to the Inner Temple marked an auspicious beginning to his legal career.

Christmas Humphreys and his wife, Aileen Faulkner

Christmas Humphreys and his wife, Aileen Faulkner, in their later years

 

Illustrious Judicial Career

Like his father, Christmas Humphreys built his practice in criminal law. In 1934, he became a Junior Treasury Counsel (prosecutor) at the Old Bailey. He was promoted to Senior Prosecuting Counsel in 1950 and later as a Bencher, a principal officer of the Inn, by the Inner Temple in 1955. Four years later, he was appointed as the Queen’s Counsel (QC). In 1962, he was appointed as a Commissioner and in 1968, he was promoted to a judgeship position.

Christmas Humphreys’ preference to work as a prosecutor stemmed from his belief that witnesses for the prosecution were far more likely to tell the truth than witnesses for the defence. He felt that his task as a prosecutor was to establish guilt beyond reasonable doubt. He also believed that he was destined to be a prosecutor due to his karma.

From left: Neville Major Ginner Faulks (1908-1985), British barrister Travers Christmas Humphreys (1901-1983), and Professor Emlyn Capel Stewart Wade (1895-1978), after being sworn in as new QCs at the House of Lords, London on 7th April 1959.

His conviction in karma influenced the way he viewed criminals. He would remind everyone in the dock that “only your own actions have put you where you are. You knew that what you were doing would bring you here.” When Humphreys was asked how he could be a judge as a Buddhist and how he felt about it, he replied, “I am the man in the dock.”

As a lay practitioner, Humphreys was able to demonstrate his ability to draw on Buddhist values while working in the modern legal system of an essentially secular Christian society. He set a good example for instilling wisdom and compassion in his courtroom even though he was involved in a few controversial cases as a prosecutor and as a judge.

Newspaper clipping about Evans-Christie case

Newspaper clipping about the Evans-Christie case. Click to enlarge.

His legal career was marked by notable cases. He acted as an assistant prosecutor during the Tokyo war crimes trials of 1947-1948 in Tokyo. In these trials, the leaders of the Japanese Empire were tried for war crimes and crimes against peace and humanity committed during World War II. In 1950, he acted as the prosecuting counsel for the Attorney General for the trial of the nuclear spy Klaus Fuchs.

During his legal tenure, Christmas Humphreys was involved in more than 200 homicide cases including controversial ones such as the Evans-Christie and the Ellis cases that sparked the movement to abolish capital punishment in Britain. He secured the conviction of Timothy John Evans, an illiterate and mentally disabled man for the murders of his wife and child. Evans was found guilty and was hanged on 9th March 1950 as a result. Several years after Evans’ execution, new evidence surfaced proving his innocence and instead, found his neighbour, John Reginald Halliday Christie, a former policeman to be the murderer. Christie was sentenced to death by hanging on 15th July 1953, three years after Timothy John Evans’ tragic end.

The Ruth Ellis case helped to spark the movement to abolish capital punishment in Britain.

The Ruth Ellis case helped to spark the movement to abolish capital punishment in Britain. Click to enlarge.

The Ellis case involved a beautiful nightclub hostess, Ruth Ellis, who shot her abusive lover, David Blakely. She was subsequently found guilty of murder and sentenced to death by hanging on 13th July 1955. The idea of hanging an attractive young woman was considered as shocking as the hanging of an innocent man. The Ellis and Evans-Christie cases played an important role in pushing the movement to oppose capital punishment in Britain. Eventually, capital punishment was abolished in England in 1969.

In the later years of his career, Humphreys’ judicial pronouncements caused much controversy. He found sentencing to be an ordeal because it caused more suffering for the criminals and their family and friends. He earned a reputation as a gentle judge due to his tendency to give lenient sentences. His leniency stemmed from his belief that heavy punishments were counterproductive. However, his lenient sentences did not go down well with the prosecutors nor with the press.

In 1975, Humphreys passed a six-month suspended jail sentence on an 18-year-old black man who had pleaded guilty to raping two women at knifepoint. A few days later, he jailed a man for 18 months for cheating his employer out of £2,000. The disparity of sentences in these cases caused a public outcry. There was a motion in the House of Commons, the de facto primary chamber of the Parliament in Britain, to dismiss Humphreys. Despite receiving support from the Lord Chancellor and the National Association of Probation Officers, Humphreys was pressured to resign. In 1976, he tendered his resignation from the judgeship position and went into retirement.

The Old Bailey Court House

The Old Bailey, London’s Central Criminal Court

 

Theosophy and the Founding of the Buddhist Society

The modern revival of Buddhism in the West has its roots in the theosophical writings of Helena Blavatsky who co-founded the Theosophical Society. Writer and academician Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke described Blavatsky as ‘the foremother of New Age religion’.

H.P.B. in her office, in 1887

Helena Blavatsky in 1887

Buddhism was Christmas Humphreys’ foremost priority, and he was considered to be the finest living example of Buddha’s teachings as presented by Helena Blavatsky. Humphreys found a resonance between Buddhism and Theosophy through his voracious reading and observed that the founders of the Society embraced the precepts of Buddhism… “Yes, Coomaraswamy and H.P. Blavatsky between them gave me what I wanted, a plan, a purpose, and a way!”

Humphreys joined the Cambridge Lodge of the Theosophical Society because he wanted to meet like-minded individuals. At one point, he even served as the Lodge’s President. He then co-founded the Buddhist Lodge of the Theosophical Society with the aim to ‘study, disseminate and attempt to live the fundamental principles of Buddhism in the light of Theosophy.’ It was always clear to him that this was the unadulterated theosophy as presented by Blavatsky.

Around this time however, the Theosophical Society was going through a period of being more interested in other ideas, which Christmas Humphreys believed “obscured the teachings given to Mme. Blavatsky by her Teachers in Tibet” – teachings that he strongly believed must be preserved untouched and unaffected by the many influences that comprised the spirituality of the times.

The Buddhist Society premise at Eccleston Square, London

The Buddhist Society’s premises at Eccleston Square, London

Over time, the dichotomy appeared to be too much to handle. The Buddhist Lodge withdrew from the Theosophical Society due to differences in thought and beliefs. The Buddhist Lodge later became the Buddhist Society. In his autobiography, ‘Both Sides of the Circle’, Christmas Humphreys wrote:

“The Buddhist Society was now well founded. We had left the Theosophical Society, finding that the leech-like minor movements about it stifled the teaching it was founded to proclaim, and that henceforth those who liked their Theosophy neat, as it were, could find it in the works of H.P. Blavatsky and a few others, while the Buddhist Society, as the Lodge soon became, would proclaim what Puck and I held to be the finest extant application of that ancient wisdom.”

– Christmas Humphreys (1978), Both Sides of the Circle

Christmas Humphreys dedicated much of his life to Dharma and to make the Buddhist Society known to all. However, he also retained a steadfast interest in Helena Blavatsky’s theosophy throughout his life.

Determined to do his best to preserve Helena Blavatsky’s teachings as they were given, Humphreys assisted Geoffrey Farthing in the founding of the Blavatsky Trust. His aim was to wean Lodges from pseudo-theosophy and provide a list of books of original teachings. “Whether an individual finds the vast cycle of wisdom offered to the world under that title to be true is for that student to decide, but at least let it be clear what is and what is not ‘Theosophy’.”

Students of esotericism should also appreciate that Humphreys produced ‘An Abridgement of The Secret Doctrine’, Blavatsky’s magnum opus, and his third and definitive edition of ‘The Mahatma Letters to A.P. Sinnett’ with Elizabeth Preston.

  • An Abridgement of the Secret Doctrine
    Christmas Humphreys described Blavatsky’s ‘Secret Doctrine’ (1888) on Cosmogenesis and Anthropogenesis as written with ‘clarity and totality’ and that it made sense of the universe coming into being and ceasing. He published a simplified version with Elizabeth Preston titled ‘Abridgement of the Secret Doctrine’ in 1966, reducing 1300 pages to 250.
  • The Mahatma Letters to A.P. Sinnett
    Christmas Humphreys together with Elsie Benjamin became Trustees of the Mahatma Letters Trust, which are currently held at the British Library. The Letters were ‘written’ to A.P. Sinnett, a journalist in Jalalabad, by the Great Masters who taught modern theosophy through Helena Blavatsky, and they were first transcribed by A. Trevor Barker. Humphreys spent nearly five years preparing the third and definitive edition of the Letters that was first published in 1972 and is still in print today.

 

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Meetings With Remarkable Men

The Buddhist Society in London that Christmas Humphreys formed in 1924 championed a lay and non-sectarian approach to Buddhism promoted through its regular classes and publications such as ‘The Middle Way’ quarterly. Humphreys met and formed many connections with Buddhist leaders and influential Buddhist figures through his position at the Buddhist Society and his travels across Asia. Those encounters encouraged him to later serve as Vice-President of the Tibet Society and support the Dalai Lama’s government-in-exile.

“After the 1959 invasion of Tibet came contact with the Tibetans. At the request of the Dalai Lama, [Humphreys] visited and reported on all of the exile camps in India, and then assisted His Holiness in creating a Council of Tibet to co-ordinate work for the Tibetans in exile and the preservation of Tibetan Buddhism.”

~ Muriel Daw , Theosophical Society Summer School 1983

Christmas Humphreys with His Holiness the Sixteenth Karmapa, head of the Kagyu sect, at the Buddhist Society, 1977

Christmas Humphreys with His Holiness the 16th Karmapa, the head of the Karma Kagyu sect, at the Buddhist Society, 1977

Christmas Humphreys recalled that meeting remarkable men ‘had a profound effect’ on his life and dedication towards the Dharma. The excerpts from some of these meetings can be found below.

 

Nicholas Roerich: The Great Explorer, Philosopher, Traveller, and Spiritualist

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Nicholas Roerich, the famous Russian painter, archaeologist, writer, philosopher and theosophist (1874-1947)

“This was with Nicholas Roerich, Russian explorer, geologist, artist, herbalist, and much else. For some reason, I was asked to help him with his passport, and I called at his hotel. I helped as I could and then, as we stood in the room, looking out of the windows on to the Haymarket, the conversation turned to my current mental condition, which must have been one of mild despair. ‘No,’ he said, ‘look!’ And somehow his following words almost literally lifted me up into his own magnificent vision of the far ideal. I saw, as through his eyes, that it was ALL RIGHT, everything was ALL RIGHT! I saw it so, and have never ceased to see it so, even as what the Buddhists call the ‘three fires’ of hatred, lust and illusion still obscure my spiritual view. It was not what was said but the immense power of the man to enfold my mind in his and lift it for a moment to the level of his own at its highest. This power is surely the mark of a highly developed man, one of six I have been privileged to meet and who have helped me in this particular life.”

– Christmas Humphreys (1978), Both Sides of the Circle

 

Carl Gustav Jung: The Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst

Carl Gustav Jung, a renowned Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst (1875-1961)

Carl Gustav Jung, the renowned Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst (1875-1961)

“I had the pleasure of meeting Carl Jung … (at) the first of his series of lectures at the Institute of Medical Psychology … the revelations of Jung’s inner thought and spiritual experience … lift him to the level of one of the really great minds of this century.”

– Christmas Humphreys (1978), Both Sides of the Circle

 

Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki: A Prolific Writer on Zen, Buddhism and Shin

Christmas Humphreys meeting with famed Buddhist writers, Alan Watts (middle) and D.T. Suzuki

Christmas Humphreys (left) meeting with famed Buddhist writers, Alan Watts (1915-1973) (middle) and D.T. Suzuki (1870-1966) (right)

“To meet heart to heart with such a Master of Zen, to have a wider glimpse of the glorious realm of Mahayana — far nearer to the Ancient Wisdom than the Theravada Buddhism known in England at that time – all this deepened Toby’s understanding and gave him an extra sparkle. The immediacy of Zen spoke directly to his heart and filled his need. If one could describe Christmas Humphreys as the Father of English Buddhism, then it must be said that its grand-parents are H.P.B. and D.T. Suzuki — an unlikely pair, but there it is!”

– Muriel Daw in Theosophical Society Summer School 1983

Christmas Humphreys (right) with Lama Anagarika Govinda (middle) and his wife, Li Gotami (left), outside The Buddhist Society, 1960

Christmas Humphreys (right) with Lama Anagarika Govinda (middle) and his wife, Li Gotami (left), outside the Buddhist Society, 1960

 

Igniting Widespread Interest in Buddhism in the West

The Great Wars led some people to search for answers. Some had ceased to go to church regularly and could no longer accept dogma and a faith-must-come-first approach. Muriel Daw described that these individuals “…simply needed a religion with a fairly straightforward approach towards self-improvement and self-understanding for all, together with deeper wisdom and enlightenment for those who could rise to it.”

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After the Lodge seceded from the Theosophical Society in 1926, Christmas Humphreys led the new Buddhist Society to carry on with its main work of spreading the Buddhadharma. Even when London was torn apart by war in 1939, the Buddhist Society continued to grow under the leadership of Humphreys as President, Chairman, and Publisher. He was an active President for over 40 years. The Society pioneered the framework for growing the Buddhist movement in Britain and subsequently, a council was formed to run what was becoming a national organisation.

Humphreys also played a role in reintroducing the understanding and practice of meditation that was central to Eastern mysticism in Western culture. In 1930, he and his wife founded the Meditation Circle and self-published a book titled ‘Concentration and Meditation’, sharing with readers the power that meditation can produce, which, according to them, many teachers failed to realise. They believed that unless this power was developed and used with the purest possible motivation, misuse of this spiritual force for selfish ends would turn back against the user.

 

Twelve Principles of Buddhism

One of Christmas Humphreys’ lifelong endeavours was to extract the essence of the Buddha’s teachings for Western practitioners to apply in everyday life. With his sharp intellect and spiritual insight, Humphreys managed to shake off centuries-old clutter and compiled the “Twelve Principles of Buddhism” in 1945. He even sought views of prominent leaders of Buddhist schools around the world for his compilation.

Christmas Humphreys’ “Twelve Principles of Buddhism”

  1. Self-salvation is for any man the immediate task. If a man lay wounded by a poisoned arrow, he would not delay extraction by demanding details of the man who shot it or the length and make of the arrow. There will be time for an ever-increasing understanding of the Teaching during the treading of the Way. Meanwhile, begin now by facing life as it is, learning always by direct and personal experience.
  2. The first fact of existence is the law of change or impermanence. All that exists, from a mole to a mountain, from a thought to an empire, passes through the same cycle of existence, birth, growth, decay, and death. Life alone is continuous, ever seeking self-expression in new forms. ‘Life is a bridge; therefore, build no house on it.’ Life is a process of flow, and he who clings to any form, however splendid, will suffer by resisting the flow.
  3. The law of change applies equally to the soul. There is no principle in an individual that is immortal and unchanging. Only the ‘Namelessness’, the Ultimate Reality, is beyond change, and all forms of life, including man, are manifestations of this Reality. No one owns the life which flows in him any more than the electric light bulb owns the current which gives it light.
  4. The universe is the expression of law. All effects have causes, and man’s soul or character is the sum of his previous thoughts and acts. Karma, meaning action-reaction, governs all existence, and man is the sole creator of his circumstances, and his reaction to them, his future condition, and his final destiny. By right thought and action he can gradually purify his inner nature, and so by self-realisation attain in time liberation from rebirth. The process covers great periods of time, involving life after life on earth, but ultimately every form of life will reach enlightenment.
  5. Life is one and indivisible, though its ever-changing forms are innumerable and perishable. There is, in truth, no death, though every form must die. From an understanding of life’s unity arises compassion, a sense of identity with life in other forms. Compassion is described as the ‘Law of Laws – Eternal Harmony’, and he who breaks this harmony of life will suffer accordingly and delay his own enlightenment.
  6. Life being One, the interests of the part should be those of the whole. In his ignorance man thinks he can successfully strive for his own interests, and his wrongly directed energy of selfishness produces its cause. The Buddha taught Four Noble Truths:
    • The omnipresence of suffering;
    • its cause, wrongly directed desire;
    • its cure, the removal of the cause; and
    • the Noble Eightfold Path of self-development which leads to the end of suffering.
  7. The Eightfold Path consists of:
    • Right Views or preliminary understanding,
    • Right Aims or Motives,
    • Right Speech,
    • Right Acts,
    • Right Livelihood,
    • Right Effort,
    • Right Concentration or mind-development, and, finally,
    • Right Samadhi, leading to full Enlightenment.

    As Buddhism is a way of living, not merely a theory of life, the treading of this Path is essential to self-deliverance. ‘Cease to do evil, learn to do good, cleanse your own heart: this is the Teaching of the Buddhas’.

  8. Reality is incomprehensible, and a God with attributes is not the final Reality. But the Buddha, a human being, became the All-Enlightened One, and the purpose of life is the attainment of Enlightenment. This state of consciousness, Nirvana, the extinction of the limitations of selfhood, is attainable on earth. All men and all other forms of life contain the potentiality of Enlightenment, and the purpose, therefore, consists in becoming what you are, ‘Look within; thou art Buddha’.
  9. From potential to actual Enlightenment there lies the Middle Way, the Eightfold Path from desire to peace, a process of self-development between the opposites, avoiding all extremes. The Buddha trod this Way to the end, and the only faith required in Buddhism is a reasonable belief that where a Guide has trodden it is worth our while to tread. The Way must be trodden by the whole man, nor merely the best of him, and heart and mind must be developed equally. The Buddha was the All-Compassionate as well as the All-Enlightened One.
  10. Buddhism lays great stress on the need of inward concentration and meditation, which leads in time to the development of the inner spiritual faculties. The subjective life is as important as the daily round, and periods of quietude for inner activity are essential for a balanced life. The Buddhist should always be ‘mindful and self-possessed’, refraining from mental and emotional attachment to ‘the passing show’. This increasingly watchful attitude to circumstances, which he knows to be his own creation, helps him to keep his reaction to it always under control.
  11. The Buddha said, “Work out your own salvation with diligence”. Buddhism knows no authority for truth save the intuition of the individual, and that is the authority for himself alone. Each man suffers the consequences of his own acts, and learns thereby while helping his fellow man to the same deliverance; nor will prayer to the Buddha or to any God prevent an effect following its cause. Buddhist monks are teachers and exemplars, and in no sense intermediaries between Reality and the individual. The utmost tolerance is practiced towards all other religions and philosophies, for no man has the right to interfere in his neighbour’s journey to the Goal.
  12. Buddhism is neither pessimistic nor ‘escapist’, nor does it deny the existence of God or soul, though it places its own meaning on these terms. It is, on the contrary, a system of thought, a religion, a spiritual science, and a way of life, which is reasonable, practical and all-embracing. For over 2,000 years it has satisfied the spiritual needs of nearly one-third of mankind. It appeals to the West because it has no dogmas, satisfies the reason and the heart alike, insists on self-reliance coupled with tolerance for other points of view, embraces science, religion, philosophy, psychology, ethics and art, and points to man alone as the creator of his present life and sole designer of his destiny.

Source: Vajratool (https://vajratool.wordpress.com/2010/05/05/christmas-humphreys-the-most-eminent-of-20th-century-british-buddhists/)

Christmas Humphreys continued to work with the ever-growing Buddhist Society and published the Penguin paperback ‘Buddhism’ in conjunction with his 50th birthday. By then, he had authored more than 30 books, but this publication did more than any other to propagate the Dharma in Britain and, perhaps, the whole Western world. The book became a standard textbook that turned Buddhism from a minor fringe interest to a mainstream subject. As a result, streams of people came for more information, and groups were formed in several English towns. It has sold over a million copies and inspired generations.

 

Later Life and Legacy

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Christmas Humphreys was notable for his work to popularise Mahayana Buddhism at a time when people were more familiar with the Theravada tradition. As an intellectual and visionary, he was unique in applying Buddhist teachings in everyday life when it was still considered the domain of academic study. That was unheard of at a time when the Church of England dominated British religious life.

In 1962, he became the Vice-President of the Tibet Society and Joint Vice-Chairman of Royal India, Pakistan, and Ceylon Society. His last visit to the East was marked by his attendance at the 8th Conference of the World Fellowship of Buddhists in Thailand.

In 1977, he was invited to attend the Thanksgiving Service in St. Paul’s Cathedral for the Queen’s Silver Jubilee as Founding President of the Buddhist Society, the oldest and largest Buddhist organisation in Great Britain. This royal mark of recognition indicated that Buddhism was finally recognised and accepted as one of the mainstream religions of England.

In answering a question as to why he had made Buddhism central to his life’s work instead of continuing to pour all his energy into Theosophy, Humphreys replied on more than one occasion, “The Theosophical Society grumbles because I am too Buddhist; Buddhists grumble because I’m too Theosophist. I am always Theosophist, but if I ever found religion of more use to more people I would change in a flash.”

Christmas Humphreys believed that Buddha was the greatest teacher of Wisdom as how the Great Masters taught modern theosophy through H.P. Blavatsky and in the Mahatma Letters. His lasting achievement was his key role in the advancement of contemporary western spirituality and his ceaseless work for that cause until his death in 1983.

A few days before his death, Christmas Humphreys who was 82 years old at the time, recounted to Muriel Daw how, having awoken in the night with the last line of a poem flaming in his mind, he had worked backwards, a line at a time, to complete ‘Progress’, his last short poem.

Progress

The bonds of arrogance are slow released
As self, exhausted, writhes in impotence.
The ceaseless efforts of the I have ceased;
The world about withdraws to immanence.
Perception comes, with heart and mind elate.
Night perishes before the sudden dawn.
And lo! The world awakens uncreate
In blazing splendour of the Light unborn.

 
A prolific writer and editor, most of Christmas Humphreys’ writings dealt with Buddhism. The following is a list of his known published works:

  • A Buddhist Student’s Manual
  • A Popular Dictionary of Buddhism
  • A Religion for Modern Youth
  • A Western Approach to Zen: An Enquiry
  • Both Sides of the Circle (autobiography)
  • Buddhism: An Introduction and Guide
  • Buddhism: The History, Development and Present Day Teaching of the Various Schools
  • Buddhist Poems: A Selection, 1920–1970 (1971)
  • Concentration and Meditation: A Manual of Mind Development
  • Exploring Buddhism
  • Karma and Rebirth
  • One Hundred Treasures of the Buddhist Society
  • Poems I Remember
  • Poems of Peace and War
  • Seven Murderers
  • Sixty Years of Buddhism in England (1907–1967): A History and a Survey
  • Studies in the Middle Way: Being Thoughts on Buddhism Applied
  • The Buddhist Way of Action
  • The Buddhist Way of Life
  • The Development of Buddhism in England: Being a History of the Buddhist Movement in London and the Provinces
  • The Field of Theosophy
  • The Great Pearl Robbery of 1913: A Record of Fact (1929)
  • The Menace in our Midst: With Some Criticisms and Comments, Relevant and Irrelevant
  • The Search Within
  • The Sutra of Wei Lang (or Hui Neng) (1953)
  • The Way of Action: The Buddha’s Way to Enlightenment
  • The Way of Action: A Working Philosophy for Western Life
  • The Wisdom of Buddhism
  • Via Tokyo
  • Walk On
  • Zen A Way of Life
  • Zen Buddhism
  • Zen Comes West: The Present and Future of Zen Buddhism in Britain
  • Zen Comes West: Zen Buddhism in Western Society

 

Recommended Reading

Concentration and Meditation

Zen Buddhism

Buddhism

Karma and Rebirth

A Western Approach to Zen

A Popular Dictionary of Buddhism

 

Sources:

  • Christmas Humphreys autobiography, ‘Both Sides of the Circle’, 1978
  • Blavatsky Trust, http://www.blavatskytrust.org.uk
  • Robert Kitto, The Blavatsky Trust, http://www.blavatskytrust.org.uk/html/c_humphreys.htm
  • Imperial War Museums, http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205197331
  • Vajratool, ‘Christmas Humphreys – the most eminent of 20th Century British Buddhists’, 5 May 2010, https://vajratool.wordpress.com/2010/05/05/christmas-humphreys-the-most-eminent-of-20th-century-british-buddhists

 

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  1. Samfoonheei on Jun 2, 2021 at 1:07 pm

    Christmas Humphreys an inspiring prolific writer and editor, was an English barrister and later became a judge at the Old Bailey. Followed by the tragedy of his brother’s death in World War 1, which lead to the awakening of his interest in Buddhism and Theosophy. He was the best-known British convert to Buddhism, who has practiced both Zen and the law with equal success . He founded the London Buddhist Society, which would become hugely influential in the spread of Buddhism throughout the West. During his legal tenure ,he was involved in many homicide cases that caused much controversy. He is a man of immense generosity and compassion. As an intellectual and visionary, he applied unique Buddhist teachings in everyday life. Christmas Humphreys dedicated much of his life to Dharma and to make the Buddhist Society known to all. He wrote a number of books on Mahayana Buddhism. He describes, with some of the endlessly amusing stories that attracted many readers worldwide. His known published works are mainly dealing with Buddhism. Interesting read….truly an inspiring man.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jun 18. 2021 02:03 PM
    In Buddhism, the four noble truths are considered to be the first teaching of the Buddha. These four truths are called noble because they liberate us from suffering. They are real, infallible and do not change and were first taught by Buddha after his enlightenment. Its always be a reminder to all of us these powerful teachings, the way to achieve a release from suffering.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this precise teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/magic-4.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jun 18. 2021 02:00 PM
    A man ‘s good friend and companion a white faithful dog with brown patches ’s chased after his deceased owner during funeral procession. Heartfelt looking at the pictures and watching the video tells all. The love and loyalty this dog is simply amazing. This dog is the only thing on earth that loves his owner more than he loves himself. Even after the burial ceremony this dog refused to leave. He is so royal to and would fiercely defend his owner whom it loves. Obviously the dog wasn’t ready to loose and let its owner go. So sad to see the moment . May this royal dog found another owner who would loves and care for him like the previous owner.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/faithful-dog-chases-deceased-owner.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jun 18. 2021 01:59 PM
    Soothing songs sung by this talented lady….. Ivonice . Ivonice have put in much effort to come up with these meaningful music that is blessed and spiritually infused.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/spiritual-songs-you-must-listen-to.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jun 17. 2021 01:14 PM
    Rejoice Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche having opened another new centre the Tsongkhapa Meditation Center at Ste-Sophie, Quebec ,Canada. This center is actually Zawa Rinpoche’s third centre in Canada. Zawa Rinpoche has been working and traveling tirelessly raising awareness about the ban on Dorje Shugden. Truly fortunate to be invited there for the opening of new Buddhist temple for those Kecharians . Those beautiful pictures tells us more. Amazing there were many auspicious signs such as rainbow either one or double rainbows or even circular ones around the sun few days before the opening ceremony. While Zawa Rinpoche was installing a Dharma wheel on the roof of the gompa, another auspicious sign appeared as seen clearly in the photograph…a five-colored lights shone from the Dharma wheel. Wow …spotted white flowers sprouted spontaneously on the land too. Just before the opening ceremony, two small ponies came from nowhere onto their land and disappeared after Zawa Rinpoche fed them.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/congratulations-to-kyabje-zawa-rinpoche.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jun 17. 2021 01:12 PM
    Interesting and new to me when I first read this article in 2018 . Freemasonry consists of fraternal organisations in the world that trace their origins from the end of the 14th century. They started as a group of skilled builder of men from all walks of life, from many religions and many backgrounds. While not a secret society, but it does have secret passwords and rituals that originate with the medieval guild. They greet one another with a variety of handshakes, all based on one’s rank within the organization. Its more like a social and philanthropic organization meant to make its members lead more virtuous and socially oriented lives. They who want to make more of themselves, to support each other and to enhance their communities, talk about everything except for politics and religion. Interesting read .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/who-are-the-freemasons.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jun 17. 2021 01:08 PM
    nspiring aticle of Nick Keomahavong, a Youtuber , previously a practicing psychotherapist, professional dancer, businessman, has been ordained as a Theravada Buddhist monk in Thailand . At the pinnacle of his professional success he left everything, his comfortable life in San Diego ,California travelling to Thailand to be a monk. Years of self-improvement and understanding of human sufferings has led him to completely transform his life to be a Buddhist. Interesting read .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/why-i-left-everything-to-become-a-buddhist-monk.html
  • Sarassitham
    Wednesday, Jun 16. 2021 11:52 PM
    This was a wonderful and much needed article. A true believer in the beauty of life and the world we live in. The truth of the matter is that inner beauty should be the one we focusing on all of our lives. Outer beauty fades as we age, but our inner persona never goes anywhere.

    Although it may be harder for some to do so and it can take a lot of time, it’s not impossible for anyone because beauty lies within us. Thank you for sharing, the most generic definition of it is a type of beauty that does not rely on the visible features.

    https://bit.ly/3wwNKLw
  • Tong
    Wednesday, Jun 16. 2021 06:45 PM
    I had one for my KL house, I took the no. 5 for my living room display. TQVM.
  • Sarassitham
    Tuesday, Jun 15. 2021 11:34 PM
    Tree House offers a stunning tree-top location from which to enjoy the tranquil views.
    The brilliant architecture idea of John Lautner whose idea to build a property above ground level is already makes it to look extra ordinary.

    The design it self speaks the creativity of the famous architect. This place would be people’s favourite choice especially as a hangout space or recreation park.

    The amazing tree house provides privacy besides keeping us away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Its definitely the best choice for a nature lover !

    https://bit.ly/3vs7pen
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jun 15. 2021 03:21 PM
    Beautiful and mystical painting of Dorje Shugden of various styles and in different tradition of different countries . All are commissioned by our Guru Tsem Rinpoche of Kechara, been painted to suit each unique culture. From the traditional African painting style, to Scandinavian style, Malaysia batik style , Hawaiian style, Indian style and so forth. All are very unique and colourful paintings. Merely looking at it is a blessing and would be nice to have it in our home.
    Thank you Rinpoche for coming up with all these amazing paintings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/which-dorje-shugden-style-is-your-favourite.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jun 15. 2021 03:20 PM
    Fauvism, style of painting that flourished in France . Fauve artists used pure, brilliant colour aggressively applied straight from the paint. Our Guru Tsem Rinpoche has commissioned a very special image of the Dharma protector Dorje Shugden in fauvist art, looking stunning.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing and a short explanation about fauvist art by those famous artist.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/fauvistic-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jun 15. 2021 03:18 PM
    Dogs or cats provide us with a sense of emotional wellbeing. They give us unconditional love, which is why they’re also great company and comfort for people who live alone. Having one companion make us happier and healthier. It is important to take care and protect them from harm. But when the owner passed away or old , it best to have a home or shelter for them till their passing. It would be wonderful to have such a place 24 hour clinics for pets like those in Japan. In Japan ,Non-profit organizations are working tirelessly to protect animals and to find new homes for those left by their passing owners. With these homes at least those cats or dogs have a home , love and taking care of. Wish we had this here in Malaysia too.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/wish-we-had-this-in-malaysia.html
  • Sarassitham
    Monday, Jun 14. 2021 10:06 PM
    Wow! These looks so rich and yummy. Hot dog bun stuffed with a healthy nutritious, firm vegetarian sausage, which has the bite of vegetables and flavor of mustard, packed with smooth dressing. The recipe looks simply and easy to prepare, I will definitely try cooking this soon.

    Thank you so much for the delicious sharing, not only does vegetarianism meets all one’s nutrient needs, it promotes less health risks that come with eating meat.

    https://bit.ly/3vrFFpT
  • paul
    Sunday, Jun 13. 2021 11:08 PM
    great!
    SHAMBHAVI MAHAMUDRA
  • paul
    Sunday, Jun 13. 2021 10:48 PM
    Useful information about monks.
    SHAMBHAVI MAHAMUDRA

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One of our adorable Kechara Forest Retreat's doggies, Tara, happy and safe, and enjoying herself in front of Wisdom Hall which has been decorated for Chinese New Year
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Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
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On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
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By the time I heard about Luang Phor Thong, he was already very old, in his late 80s. When I heard about him, I immediately wanted to go and pay my respects to him. - http://bit.ly/LuangPhorThong
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It's very nice to see volunteers helping maintain holy sites in Kechara Forest Retreat, it's very good for them. Cleaning Buddha statues is a very powerful and effective way of purifying body karma.
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One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second 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.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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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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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

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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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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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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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
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  • What happened at Fair Oaks Farm?
    2 yearss ago
    What happened at Fair Oaks Farm?
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    2 yearss ago
    She’s going to spend her whole life here without being able to move correctly. Like a machine. They are the slaves of the people and are viewed as a product. It’s immoral. Billions of terrestrial animals die annually. Billions. You can’t even imagine it. And all that because people don’t want to give up meat, even though there are so many alternatives. ~ Gabriel Azimov
  • Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
    2 yearss ago
    This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
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    Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
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    2 yearss ago
    This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
    2 yearss ago
    Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
  • These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
    2 yearss ago
    Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
  • Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
    2 yearss ago
    Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
  • Beautiful
    2 yearss ago
    Beautiful
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    2 yearss ago
    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
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    2 yearss ago
    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
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    2 yearss ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    2 yearss ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
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    2 yearss ago
    Cute!
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    Uncle Wong
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    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
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    Cute baby owl found and rescued
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    3 yearss ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
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    3 yearss ago
    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
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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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    4 yearss ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    4 yearss ago
    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.
    4 yearss ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
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    4 yearss ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    4 yearss ago
    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 yearss ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    4 yearss ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    4 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    4 yearss ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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Underprivileged residents of two PPRs in Kuala Lumpur recently received a total of 427kg from our longterm surplus produce sponsor, Lotuss Stores (formerly Tesco Stores). The 65 families are our regular beneficiaries, and are grateful to receive fresh vegetables on a consistent basis right at their doorstep. One of our recipients, Rajeswari, 52, single mother of 2 children, shared that she stopped receiving welfare aid due to unforeseen circumstances. Her words: "Saya cakap untuk Kechara [Soup Kitchen] banyak terima kasih sebab kasi makanan. Dan lebih mau tolong orang lain yang susah seperti saya". Our heartfelt thank-you goes to Lotuss Stores for being a dependable source of food aid and for #helpingthepoor with us. #kecharafoodbank #makingadifference #kitajagakita #charity #foodbank #bantuan #ngomalaysia #givingback #strongertogether - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
4 weeks ago
Underprivileged residents of two PPRs in Kuala Lumpur recently received a total of 427kg from our longterm surplus produce sponsor, Lotuss Stores (formerly Tesco Stores). The 65 families are our regular beneficiaries, and are grateful to receive fresh vegetables on a consistent basis right at their doorstep. One of our recipients, Rajeswari, 52, single mother of 2 children, shared that she stopped receiving welfare aid due to unforeseen circumstances. Her words: "Saya cakap untuk Kechara [Soup Kitchen] banyak terima kasih sebab kasi makanan. Dan lebih mau tolong orang lain yang susah seperti saya". Our heartfelt thank-you goes to Lotuss Stores for being a dependable source of food aid and for #helpingthepoor with us. #kecharafoodbank #makingadifference #kitajagakita #charity #foodbank #bantuan #ngomalaysia #givingback #strongertogether - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Pastor Shin winning some mystery gifts for being the 1st person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog chat quiz. Blog chat is a fun way to learn the Dharma. To find out more, check out > tsemrinpoche.com/chat. Joy - Moderator
1 month ago
Pastor Shin winning some mystery gifts for being the 1st person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog chat quiz. Blog chat is a fun way to learn the Dharma. To find out more, check out > tsemrinpoche.com/chat. Joy - Moderator
Here is Pastor Antoinette who won some mystery gifts for being the 2nd person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog Chat quiz/discussion. To find out more check out our blog chat section for our weekly topic! Joy - Moderator
1 month ago
Here is Pastor Antoinette who won some mystery gifts for being the 2nd person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog Chat quiz/discussion. To find out more check out our blog chat section for our weekly topic! Joy - Moderator
#KFBBentong: Ready for some exciting news? We are now at RM154,523.94 - surpassing the funds required for our Pahang food bank operations! Thank you to all who kindly donated, we are deeply moved by your care and generosity towards the less fortunate struggling in our midst. To make our shared goal to continue #helpingthepoor a reality, we are now eagerly looking for suitable premises in Bentong. We will update soon on our progress, so stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #foodaid #bantuan #kitajagakita #hungerknowsnobarriers #endhunger #charity #ngomalaysia #Pahang - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 months ago
#KFBBentong: Ready for some exciting news? We are now at RM154,523.94 - surpassing the funds required for our Pahang food bank operations! Thank you to all who kindly donated, we are deeply moved by your care and generosity towards the less fortunate struggling in our midst. To make our shared goal to continue #helpingthepoor a reality, we are now eagerly looking for suitable premises in Bentong. We will update soon on our progress, so stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #foodaid #bantuan #kitajagakita #hungerknowsnobarriers #endhunger #charity #ngomalaysia #Pahang - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Fwd: 12 minute Affiliate Multiple Ways to Earn Commissions
2 months ago
Fwd: 12 minute Affiliate Multiple Ways to Earn Commissions
#kecharafoodbank: In collaboration with Good Shepherd Services (GSS) based in Ipoh, we travelled to Buntong with food rations for 33 families. Some of the food items given include rice, noodles, cooking oil and biscuits; in total, we gave 726kg of food to these beneficiaries from the underprivileged class. We are glad to have been able to contribute, especially to families with children and in poor living conditions. We wish to thank GSS for alerting us about those in need, and we look forward to extending more support in the future together with this not-for-profit organization doing good work. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
3 months ago
#kecharafoodbank: In collaboration with Good Shepherd Services (GSS) based in Ipoh, we travelled to Buntong with food rations for 33 families. Some of the food items given include rice, noodles, cooking oil and biscuits; in total, we gave 726kg of food to these beneficiaries from the underprivileged class. We are glad to have been able to contribute, especially to families with children and in poor living conditions. We wish to thank GSS for alerting us about those in need, and we look forward to extending more support in the future together with this not-for-profit organization doing good work. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
In an urgent effort to provide food and necessities to the poverty-stricken in Bentong and rural areas of Pahang, we are launching Food Bank Bentong. With your support, Food Bank Bentong would be able to feed 500 families totaling 2,300 people on a regular basis, giving them a chance to enjoy a basic sense of security we consider a human right. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
3 months ago
In an urgent effort to provide food and necessities to the poverty-stricken in Bentong and rural areas of Pahang, we are launching Food Bank Bentong. With your support, Food Bank Bentong would be able to feed 500 families totaling 2,300 people on a regular basis, giving them a chance to enjoy a basic sense of security we consider a human right. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class - KSDS Jayce Goh
5 months ago
Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class - KSDS Jayce Goh
Re: Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class, students attend Pastor Shin Class happily - KSDS Jayce Goh
5 months ago
Re: Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class, students attend Pastor Shin Class happily - KSDS Jayce Goh
Update on Empowerment cookies, special holiday packaging. The bakers are most grateful for the overwhelming support of 834 tubs ordered, with a big order of 314 tubs from a group of friends. Thank you to those cookie lovers who couldn’t get enough of it. Watch out for the next update. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
6 months ago
Update on Empowerment cookies, special holiday packaging. The bakers are most grateful for the overwhelming support of 834 tubs ordered, with a big order of 314 tubs from a group of friends. Thank you to those cookie lovers who couldn’t get enough of it. Watch out for the next update. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thank you, generous and kind donors, made possible by Alice Smith School's Official Site through their Build Kindness Campaign. The whooping amount of RM63,000 will provide much needed food to 25 poor families for the next 12 months. On behalf of these families, thank you! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
6 months ago
Thank you, generous and kind donors, made possible by Alice Smith School's Official Site through their Build Kindness Campaign. The whooping amount of RM63,000 will provide much needed food to 25 poor families for the next 12 months. On behalf of these families, thank you! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
The global pandemic hasn't been easy for all of us. Some find it diffucult to find a job to support the family. Despite that, we are still delivering basic food pack to our recipients nationwide. Thank you to our volunteers, donors, and sponsors. Without your support, we would be unable to reach out to many families. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
6 months ago
The global pandemic hasn't been easy for all of us. Some find it diffucult to find a job to support the family. Despite that, we are still delivering basic food pack to our recipients nationwide. Thank you to our volunteers, donors, and sponsors. Without your support, we would be unable to reach out to many families. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thanks to Yap Optometry for gifting Robert a new pair of glasses to see better. We wish him many clear and bright days ahead. Thank you to all sponsors. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
7 months ago
Thanks to Yap Optometry for gifting Robert a new pair of glasses to see better. We wish him many clear and bright days ahead. Thank you to all sponsors. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Donation received to date: RM33,468.00 Yes! We've achieved the target for the #TamanNegara project. Fundraising is closed for this project. Thank you to all donors, 113 Orang Asli families will benefit from it. Stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
7 months ago
Donation received to date: RM33,468.00 Yes! We've achieved the target for the #TamanNegara project. Fundraising is closed for this project. Thank you to all donors, 113 Orang Asli families will benefit from it. Stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
FRESHLY BAKED by Kechara Empowerment trainees - Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
7 months ago
FRESHLY BAKED by Kechara Empowerment trainees - Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
In memory of Wilson Lee, one of our most dedicated volunteers in Penang. Our heartfelt condolences to Wilson's wife, Tze Ling, family and friends. Our thoughts are with them for their loss. Thank you for your kindness and service to KSK Penang. From all of us in KSK.
7 months ago
In memory of Wilson Lee, one of our most dedicated volunteers in Penang. Our heartfelt condolences to Wilson's wife, Tze Ling, family and friends. Our thoughts are with them for their loss. Thank you for your kindness and service to KSK Penang. From all of us in KSK.
Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
8 months ago
Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Fwd: Dear Sotha
9 months ago
Fwd: Dear Sotha
Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
9 months ago
Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
9 months ago
Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families  ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
10 months ago
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
10 months ago
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
11 months ago
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
12 months ago
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
1 years ago
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
1 years ago
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
1 years ago
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
1 years ago
Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
1 years ago
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
1 years ago
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 years ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 years ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 years ago
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 years ago
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 years ago
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 years ago
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 years ago
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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