Heartspoon ~Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche

Jul 10, 2010 | Views: 802

(By Tsem Rinpoche)

A wonderful prayer to do daily to help us remember reality. Anything by Kyabje Pabongka would be tremendously beneficial. He never existed for himself but only for others..How fortunate we are to even hear his holy name… MAY GOODNESS AND VIRTUE FLOURISH!

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

HEARTSPOON

Ah, the hurt!
Kind Lama, look to this pitiful one—
How I behave and how I’ve cheated myself my entire life.
Please, look upon this mindless one with compassion.

The essential advice to give yourself—Heart-Spoon—
Keep it deep within your heart.
Don’t be distracted; don’t be distracted!
Reflect upon the state of your life from the essential drop at your heart.

Since beginningless cyclic existence, which hasn’t ended up to now,
Though you’ve experienced countless cycles of rebirths—
Just so many variations on happiness and pain—
You’ve achieved not the slightest of benefit from them.

And though at present you’ve attained leisure and fortune so difficult to find,
Always till now, they’ve finished and been lost, have been empty and without meaning.
Now, if you care about yourself,
The time has come to practice the essence of future happiness— virtuous actions.

You appear so capable, smart, and clever, but you’re a fool
As long as you cling to the child’s play of the appearances of this life.
Suddenly you’re overwhelmed by the fearful Lord of Death
And, without hope or means to endure, there’s nothing you can do.
— This is going to happen to you!

Because you think, “I’m not going to die for some time, I’m not going to die for some time,”
While you’re distracted by the never-ending activities of this life,
Suddenly the fearful Lord of Death arrives,
Announcing, “Now it’s time to die.”
— This is going to happen to you!

Though you make arrangements, saying “tomorrow” and “tomorrow,”
Just then, suddenly, you have to go.
— This is going to happen to you!
And without choice, leaving behind in disarray
Your left-off work, left food and drink, you have to depart.
— This is going to happen to you!

There’s no time other than today to spread [your bedding] and go off to sleep;
Upon your last bed you fall like an old tree,
And others, unable to turn you with their [lily]-soft hands,
Tug at your clothes and blanket.
— This is going to happen to you!

Even if you completely wrap [your body] in last under and outer clothes,
Still you have no freedom to wear them other than just today,
And when [that body] becomes as rigid as earth and stone,
You behold for the first time your own corpse.
— This is going to happen to you!

Though you struggle to speak your last words,
Your will and expressions of sorrow,
Pitifully your tongue dries up, and you can’t make yourself clear—
An intense sadness overwhelms you.
— This is going to happen to you!

Though others put your final food, holy substances, and relics
With a trickle of water into your mouth,
You’re unable to swallow even a single drop,
And it overflows from the corpse’s mouth.
— This is going to happen to you!

Though surrounded by a circle of close relatives, heart-friends, and those near to your heart,
And even though they’re loving and distressed at the ending of your being together,
While crying and clinging,
Just then, you have to separate forever.
— This is going to happen to you!

Though you [experience] horrific hallucinations like a turbulence of waves
And are overcome by unbearable, excruciating pain,
Pitiful though you may be, there’s nothing to be done;
The appearances of this life are setting [like the sun].
— This is going to happen to you!

Though with unbearable compassion your lama and vajra-friends
Plead in your ear for a critical virtuous thought to arise,
And even though they do so with loving minds,
There’s no hope; it’s unthinkable.
— This is going to happen to you!

With an [expelled rasping] sound, “sor…sor…,” [at the time of death]
The movement of your breath builds faster and faster,
Then breaks like the string of a violin
And the end of your life has come to its close.
—This is going to happen to you!

There’ll come a time when your cherished and sadly lost lovely body
Is called “corpse”—disgusting and rotten,
And a time when your body, which can’t bear even rough bedding and mattress,
Is laid out on bare ground.
— This is going to happen to you!

There’ll come a time when your body, which can’t bear even a thorn,
Is chopped to pieces and [from the bone] its flesh is torn,
And a time when your body, which can’t stand even fleas and lice,
Is devoured by birds and dogs till nothing’s left.
— This is going to happen to you!

Though you [go to so much trouble blowing] “pur…pur…,” in dressing your body in the finest of clothes,
There’ll come a time when that body is placed within a burning house,
And your body, which can’t tolerate even the fire of [a glowing stick of] incense,
Must be burned in the midst of a fiery conflagration.
— This is going to happen to you!

There’ll come a time when, entering into roaring flames, all your flesh and bones are burned
And [reduced to] a pile of ash;
Or a time when your body, which can’t bear even heavy cloth,
Is wedged tight in a hole in the ground.
— This is going to happen to you!

There’ll come a time of the announcing, “the deceased, _______, him- or herself,”
At the beginning and end of your sweet name.
— This is going to happen to you!
And a time when the area is filled with the sobbing sounds
Of your affectionate, close companions and circle of servants.
— This is going to happen to you!

There’ll come a time when your clothes, hats, possessions, and livestock will be divided up
With nothing left in the four directions and corners,
And there’ll come a time when, in total despair, alone,
You reach the passage to the intermediate state.
— This is going to happen to you!

The terrors of the four fearful enemies descending upon you are going to come:
The appearance of being trapped under a mountain of packed rock and rubble,
And buried beneath a furious avalanche of earth— what to do?
The appearance of being set adrift on the surface of a vast sea
And carried away by violent, swirling waves—what to do?
The experience of your heart and ears being split open
By the sizzling and crackling sounds of a fiery conflagration— what to do?
The fearful experience of being enveloped and swept away
By the swirling dark winds of the end of an eon— what to do?

When you’re driven by the powerful red winds of karma
And swallowed up by a terrifying darkness—what to do?

When you’re bound with a lasso by the messengers of Yama
And, in total despair, are led away—what to do?

When you’re tortured in so many detestable ways
By ox- and scorpion-headed karmic agents—what to do?

When you’re before the Yama king, the Lord of Death,
As he weighs up the whites and blacks—your virtuous and non-virtuous actions—what to do?

When Yama exposes your lie of having spent
Your human life in attachment, hatred, and deceit— what to do?

When at Yama’s court the punishment that is the ripening effect
Of your negative actions [is meted out]—what to do?

When your naked body is stretched out on the glowing red-hot iron
ground in the fires of hell—what to do?

Though your body is cut to pieces by a rain of weapons,
Still you must experience it without dying—what to do?

Though you’re cooked in molten iron until your flesh falls away and your bones disintegrate,
Still you must experience it without dying—what to do?

Though your body and fire burn inseparably,
Sti
ll you must experience it without dying—what to do?

When your body is pierced by a freezing cold wind
And cracks into a hundred thousand pieces—what to do?

Having fallen into the miserable state of a hungry ghost with its hunger and thirst,
You have to starve for many years—what to do?

When you’ve become one of those stupid, dumb, unfortunate animals
That eat each other alive—what to do?

When the unbearable sufferings of the evil-gone realms
Have actually befallen you—what to do?

Now! Don’t be distracted! [With the sounds of hurrying] “la…ur…la…ur…,”
Right this moment is the time to steel your will.

It’s not only time—it’s almost too late.
Right now! Right now! “La…ur…la…ur…,” [apply yourself with] great force!

Holy precept of the lama, kind father;
Heart of the authoritative scriptures of the Victorious Losang;
Practice of the pure path of complete sutra and tantra;
It’s time to place real experience upon your mindstream.

Who’s the faster:
Yama, the Lord of Death,
Or you in your practice of realizing the essence of your eternal dream—
The welfare of both yourself and others—as much as you can each day?
Unifying the three doors [of your body, speech, and mind,
Put the whole of your effort into your practice.

COLOPHON

In response to a request in the past from Ngawang Nyandrag, who singlepointedly dedicated his life to practice, and a recent request from the manager of the Potala, Pelshi Kunngo Sönam Kunga, I was persuaded [to compose] for myself and all others “Heart-Spoon: Encouragement through Recollecting Impermanence”. I, with the incarnation name of Pabongka, wrote this text at Tashi Dechen Monastery at Drula in the district of Kong.

[It was translated into English from Tibetan by Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Gelong Jampa Gendun at Chenrezig Institute on the auspicious occasion of its twentieth anniversary, September 1994.

Whatever merit may have been accumulated through the translation of these profound holy vajra-words of Pabongka Dechen Nyingpo—Heruka in human form—may they immediately and completely fulfill all his vast and profound wishes. And may anyone who touches this text, sees, hears, recalls, or practices it receive the blessings of holy Pabongka upon their mindstream and may they and all other sentient beings have the realization of impermanence in terms of death—the basis of the Lesser, Perfection, and Vajra Vehicles—and, quickly actualizing bodhicitta, may they all swiftly reach buddhahood.]

There is a famous story of how Heruka actually appeared to Pabongka when he visited Cimburi in Tibet, where there is an image of Heruka. This is where the Blood drinker’s mountains are and this name refers to Heruka – Drinker of Blood. Apparently, Pabongka went to this place three times during his lifetime. When he first went there, this image spoke to him, opened its mouth and a tremendous amount of nectar came out. Pabongka collected the nectar from the mouth of Heruka while in the presence of sixty or seventy people. This nectar was then made into nectar pills. The Gelugpa’s current nectar pills originate from there. It is also stated that this very same cave in Cimburi where Pabongka received the nectar from the Heruka image was the place where Heruka promised him the following: “From now on, for the next seven generations, whoever practices my teaching, I will protect and help.”

 

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  1. Samfoonheei on Jul 5, 2020 at 1:13 pm

    Beautiful poem of reality and at the moment of death by Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche. Cherished the wonderful moments , meaningful hours working towards Dharma and for others. Life is short and impermanent, we only live once and nothing is permanent. But fortunately, life is nothing but a continuing of birth and death. Everything is changeable, everything appears and disappears. There is no blissful peace until one passes beyond the agony of life and death. Sometimes later becomes never, start now its never been late if we put in much effort. Good things never come from comfort zones we have to work it up. Always think what is not done and not what was done, working to benefit other will be great joy.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

  2. Samfoonheei on Oct 9, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing …….meaningful beautiful poem for us to keep reminding
    ourselves. You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth becomes a matter of life and death to you. Death is uncertain for sure and is the destination we all share, no one has ever escaped it.

  3. Jacinta Goh on Apr 27, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    A poem that pierce through the heart of truth. ?
    Having the thought of “Tomorrow” and not meditating on how we are going to die, the process and the transmigration of our mind to another unfortunate realms are the cause for our misery. My misery …

  4. Sofi on Dec 8, 2016 at 11:53 pm

    This is a beautiful poem of reality and death. I especially love “Who’s the faster -Yama, the Lord of Death, Or you in your practice of realizing the essence of your eternal dream”. No matter the religion you may be in, many will always think they have time to practice. This such deeply rooted false sense of comfort lulls us into remaining in our comfort zone. The stark reality is Lord Yama is always there, waiting and once your karma ripens, he is ever ready to bring you to his realm. With the conditions of today’s world, one never has enough time to practice as we will never be able to match the intensity as practiced by practitioners of the pass. Too much distractions and karma playing happily to create more. When we think we are ready, its probably time to go as karma knows your time is up and releases it’s hold.

    Rinpoche always compassionately pushes us to practice knowing how little time we have and yet why are we still strongly bonded to our comfort zones? I shudder and despair at how deeply my ignorance/attachment is when I think of how far I am still, even with a Guru of such enlightened state of Wisdom and Compassion reaching out desperately to pull me away from Samsara. Time is extremely short and as our Guru said “Love yourself a little”. In realisation it is the true love for yourself and most of all for others. Thank you Rinpoche _()_

  5. abdu allah on Sep 14, 2013 at 2:34 am

    you have to get in islam if you want to get life after death

  6. Sheryl KH (JB) on Jul 17, 2012 at 12:15 am

    We have endless things to do everyday. We always plan for the future, assuming that we will live for many more years. Yet, death will come at anytime.

    This is so scary. Death can arrive at anytime to us. Whatever that is imaginable for us now will come true, it is just a matter of time. We will be determined by our own karma.

    Thank you Rinpche for composing and sharing this poem with us. This will strike us hard and remind us constantly and powerfully the value of dharma practices.

  7. sockwan on Jun 17, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    Death comes anytime, it does not have to make an appointment with us. Live life to the fullest, not for ourselves only, but for others.

  8. Knut Eggers on Sep 29, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    Shattering. If I only were good enough in my Dharmic practice to inspire everyone around me to start practicing Dharma themselves early enough and you to have a very long life dearest precious friend so you can go on doing your wonderful work for long. Love.

  9. Hee Peng on Jul 21, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    I love it. I love it. I love it. I have made it a daily sadhana – to recite the poem on daily basis in front of a picture of Vajrayogini in my laptop.
    Our death is only one breath away. As soon as we stop breathing, we die. As soon as our heart stop beating, we die.
    How ready are we in facing death and after death? Only good and bad karma follows us after death. Nothing more, nothing less.

  10. Shirley Tan on Jul 14, 2010 at 1:14 am

    This has undoubtedly become my all time favourite poem!
    It isn’t just a poem with pretty words and metaphors – it is deeply profound, rich in meaning and is a teaching in itself. How else can we come to understand and value life when we do not understand death?
    Now I know that I definitely did not understand life or death because I have taken so much for granted and thought that I could get away with it all. I had no regard for Karma because I thought it will all end at death. How foolish I was! Yes, I was a fool to think that I could get waste myself away and not face the consequences.
    I no longer wish to waste one life after another. I truly would like to retain everything that I have the good fortune to learn, and take it with me to my next life. I would like to begin my next life with a ‘head-start’. No more time and energy wasted in getting lost and then finding myself. This is the reason I want to go all the way. Hopefully at some point, I will begin to be less of a burden, and more of a benefit to everyone around me – including myself.
    Heartspoon is beautiful, moving and precious. It is indeed the spoon that scoops the prized jewel from the heart for us to ‘digest’. As Pabongka wrote it with his heart to benefit others, Rinpoche has shared this from his heart to benefit us all.
    We are truly well loved by so many great Masters. It is time to act and practice with all our might and heart. Thank you so deeply, Rinpoche.
    BTW – Thank you so much, Wai Meng, for finding the meaning of Heart Spoon! You have relieved me so much. I have been searching the depths of my mind to recall the meaning. I know I read it somewhere before, but I just could not remember where and how. Now, you have given me that piece of info and I am so happy to know that it was as I remembered it to be. THANK YOU.

  11. Likheng on Jul 13, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    It is going to happen to me!!! Ego and self-cherishing have made me believe that I am invincible. I witness bad things happen to others and say “poor them”. I ignorantly and arrogantly forget that the same or worst could happen to me. When it does happen, there is nothing to do about it but bear the consequence of karma acceptingly to avoid creating more negative karma through negative reactions of body, speech and mind.
    Each paragraph describes the sensation of death so vividly it is frightening. It is so frightening because it IS going to happen to me. However, whether I read Heartspoon by Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche or not, death will arrive and consume the being that I am this life. Therefore, reading each fear-provoking sentence is actually a blessing to return to the path I and all human beings are meant to choose: virtuous action.
    After receiving so much from the Dharma, Tsem Rinpoche, Kechara House and this blog, I would like to contribute this thought: There are so many distractions that are becoming increasingly more aggressive and persuasive. Being near Kechara House and Dharma sisters & brothers is a great blessing, which can be easily taken for granted. Please never stray and always be grateful because you are with a great Master and friends who bring you closer to the Dharma and a better rebirth!

  12. Janice on Jul 13, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    Dark, vivid, scary. I have read this 3 times and each time, the images criss cross in my mind. Death is certain, whats uncertain is time of death. Life is finite, and we can die anytime. If we are not prepared, does it matter if its sudden death or death from illness? We come into this world with nothing, we leave with nothing (leaving our affairs in disarray?”) so no amount of planning can help us. Even our kind Lama and Dharma friends cannot help us if we have not practiced. The only thing thing that can help us is if we practice sincerely and are prepared for death so that we can bring the positive imprints with us (“Since beginningless cyclic existence, which hasn’t ended up to now,Though you’ve experienced countless cycles of rebirths, Always till now, they’ve finished and been lost, have been empty and without meaning. Now, if you care about yourself, The time has come to practice the essence of future happiness— virtuous actions”) For no amount of smartness achieved in this life can win over Lord Yama. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this with us and for your infinite kindess.

  13. Adpaisley on Jul 12, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    Thankyou Rinpoche…i have got to keep reminding myself of this..its so easy to be very complacent..thankyou very much! Much respect and gratitude, andrew

  14. ngeowchin on Jul 12, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    It would be difficult not to be impacted by Pabongka’s reflections here.Every word of it.
    I find his contemplation on death a wake up call for anybody,it ignites the fear in us to want to do something about it.The warning is that real.
    The message is that if we are in the lower realms,we will continue to suffer excruciating pain WITHOUT DYING.Its not about just dying one time as an end all.
    Then comes the question Pabongka took out of our mouth – What to do? We really don’t know right now, like sheep heading for slaughter.So this is basis for us to seek Refuge in the 3 jewels , because only they can help us.
    Another warning is that we should act now , learn Buddha’s methods now because its almost too late. That’s another powerful wake up call.Kyabje Pabongka truly lives the dharma and karma.

  15. Wan Wai Meng on Jul 12, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    I found this explanation online
    ‘What is a heart-spoon? When you’re eating, you use a small spoon to extract the very best portion of the food in front of you. Similarly, this teaching on impermanence and death by Pabongka Dechen Nyingpo helps you extract the most precious essence from this human life: the ability to secure the happiness of all future lives, liberation from cyclic existence, and enlightenment for the sake of all sentient beings’
    How many of us actually believe that tomorrow we will not see the sunrise ever again?

  16. Wan Wai Meng on Jul 12, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Very poetic, moving and powerful reminder that we are not immortal, we will one day feel the blade of Lord Yama severing us from all that we hold dear in this life, our body, possessions and our loved ones etc.
    However good we have it now, it can all change, everything changes in one breath. Once the breath ceases we are again subject to the winds of karma, blown to wherever our karma carries us to, lost in the cauldron of suffering. The scenes from the 6 realms are depicted here are extracted from the holy Lam Rim. We can believe it as these were spoken by Buddha Shakyamuni, and why would a Buddha deceive us?

  17. ys ng on Jul 12, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for reminding us yet again on the impermanance of this life. One of the drawbacks of this life is that we get so caught up in our day to day activities that we forget that we are still in samsara. When the company of friends are good, when the food is good , when the environment is comfortable it’s so easy to forget the sufferings of samsara and the impermanence of the moment. I shall read the poem daily and update all my friends on the effects of doing so a year from now. 🙂

  18. henry ooi on Jul 11, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    Deeply profound, stark reality, heartfelt advice, scary…these are some words to describe this great poem.
    How incredibly befitting of H.H. Kyabje Pabongkha Rinpoche to compose this in relation to the first chapter of Lamrim: Death.
    I am very scared of death, not death itself but where do I go next?
    A being in the recess of the ocean deep?
    A microbe in a volcano’s centre?
    A formless being with narrow throat and big belly
    A lion with big mane?
    I have no answer hence I trust, believe and follow my Guru’s, H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, advice and instruction to the best of my ability.

  19. John Colquhoun on Jul 11, 2010 at 5:35 am

    The Buddha in the picture looks very similar to the one i have, except mine doesn’t have such a deep base. I got it from a small new-age style shop in Scotland when i was on holiday. I like Scotland, i like the hills, i always feel at home when surrounded by hills and mountains.
    The lady in the shop was past retirement age but couldn’t afford to retire, she would work till she dropped. We had a short chat, this was the first Dharma thing i had bought, and she was interested in my motives for buying it.
    I guess i don’t want to end up like the lady in the shop, just working till i drop, spending my life as if it was a journey to get over and done, and not the destination that it is.

  20. Lim HL (Melaka) on Jul 11, 2010 at 1:37 am

    Heart-spoon poem is an awakening message to me. It reminds me of the impermenance of life and to comtemplate on death. I have been tied down with so many committents to fulfill each day. What and how to face death once Lord Yama calls my name? I pray that I have the conducive conditions to practise dharma in every moment in this life. I don’t want to die unprepared.

  21. thierryfornow on Jul 11, 2010 at 1:36 am

    How very direct, how vivid this poem is! Eventhough written many years ago, it still strikes a cord in me in a powerful way, it makes me refelct on my own death, but also it makes me reflect on the death of my love ones, of my parents, of the children that I know, of my neighbourgs, even of those people that I don’t necessarily like that much.
    Death is a certainty we all share, and all ignore to some degree.
    We ignore it so that we can go about our silly, dead-end ways, how silly, how absurd, what a waste for us and all the others we could help if we acted in wise ways…

  22. Datuk May Phng on Jul 10, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    When I think of all the years that have passed and the many rebirths that I have had, I ask myself why am I still in Samsara, but yet thankful that in this life I am in the human form.
    So as asked by Pabongka Rinpoche in this Heart Spoon poem “What to do?” is a great awakening and it is never too late to do something substantial for others and to practise the teachings of the Great Masters.
    Practising Buddhist ways is not that hard if we make the choice to do so, especially for me when I am so fortunate to have such a big Dharma family in Kechara to support me. From some I learn what not to do and from some what I need to do.
    Death is inevitable, and we must be ready for it. Death is not the end, but rather a beginning and if fortunate enough to come back in a form to once again practise Buddhist ways and eventually to achieve enlightenment.
    Live in contribution to make the world a better place of peace and harmony and die with peace.

  23. Allan Lee 李栢荣 on Jul 10, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Thank you for sharing with us this great poem from Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche. It is truly amazing and each sentence makes so much sense showing us how impermanent our lives are. Many of us are not aware the cause and effect of karma which follows us like our shadow as it will play a part of how our lives will be in future.
    Many do not believe in that reality thus causing them to blame it here and there. But if they realise about the whole cycle, it will truly be something enlightening in their mind.
    I myself is slowly inputting this reality into my mind and slowly changing my own mind set to walk a better path. Once one could relate themselves to karma cycle, then they will automatically avoid negative causes because they could understand the cause and effects. If we do learn all this, we will not be fearful towards death even, because we know we are just stopping by in our impermanent body and if we are creating positive karma, we will be going towards a better place and not stuck in this samsara.
    Thank you so much Rinpoche. Love this poem a lot. 🙂

  24. keng on Jul 10, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    Truth be told, as Rinpoche said often enough! This is the truth and yet many will read and think about it, feels the heat for a while and soon forget it and being totally absorbed into the eight worldly pursuits once again. I am no different. Whether it be lack of merits or just being lazy, I really do not wish to have karma biting me on my back-side before it is too late. I think this is also a lack of daily contemplation on the subject. If I am not mistaken, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama meditates many times daily on death and so it is a real shame that I cannot even do 1 a day! It is said by His Holiness:
    “When you forget death, there is very little chance of your being inclined toward practice. Without awareness of death, your practice will become slack and ineffective. You will be predominantly occupied with the affairs of this life. There are people who receive vows and recite their prayers daily. But because their awareness of death is weak, they behave like ordinary people in times of crisis, becoming excessively angry, attached, or jealous.
    There is a saying in Tibetan: “When you are well fed and enjoying the sunshine, you look like a practitioner. But when faced with a crisis you reveal your true nature.” Everyday experience tells us that most of us are like this.
    Without awareness of death, you have the affairs of this life at the center of your heart. And because you are obsessed with wealth, status, and fame, you barely flinch when committing negative actions.
    A person who is not concerned about death naturally has no interest in the lives beyond it. Such an individual has no great regard for spiritual values and readily cultivates deluded thoughts and actions. Consequently, such a person is a source of harm to himself and others.
    If you forget that you will die, you will think mainly about how to lead a prosperous life. Your most important concern will be to get a good place to stay, good clothes to wear, and good food to eat. You will not hesitate to deceive and threaten others if you get the chance. What is more, you might judge such negative activities as the marks of an efficient and capable person. This is a clear indication that you are not farsighted enough to think about the long future ahead.
    We all have many lives to come, which are completely dark to us and about which we have no idea. When you forget these circumstances, you will be inclined to pursue destructive activities.”

  25. May Ong on Jul 10, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    “Heartspoon” is clearly a poem on the meditation of “death”. Tsem Rinpoche shared with us the process of imagining how we are going to die in our final moments of life”. We are to do this daily as part of our prayers. We need to think, meditate and contemplate on the process of dying to come to a realization that when we die, nothing physical in this world, including our body matters anymore.
    Tsem Rinpoche’s description of the process of dying was so vivid in my mind when he described it. Holding on to grudges with others does not matter anymore when we die. In this age we do need $$ to get us by but do be attached to them. Leisure and possession will have served their purpose for temporary measure but they certainly do not make us happy 24/7 or forever.

  26. patsygooi on Jul 10, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    Heartspoon ~ a beautiful poem by Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche and a profound teachings on death and impermanence!!!!! that we should meditate and apply in our daily lives. Time is short and death waits for no man and cannot be bribed!!!

  27. Woofus on Jul 10, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    “There is no spoon.” –the Matrix
    “You perceive the Force, as little as a spoon perceives the taste of food.” –Star Wars
    Okay, I’ll bite. Why a spoon? Because this is what Yama will eat us with?

  28. Jo lit on Jul 10, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    Heart spoon – Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche
    I have known Kechara through a very special person that I have came across when I was passing by Damansara Utama, on my way for a presentation. Actually it was “Maria Galland” that caught my attention, as I have been a loyal fan to this product. I pressed the doorbell and a pretty, elegant lady came out and greeted me and that’s how we have became friends until now.
    This special friend has introduced and shared with me some of your teachings whenever I was having my “facial moment” or coffee time with her. To be very honest, I am not the typed who is very easy in believing in people, especially when someone wants to talk to me, of all the things… Buddhism!!
    I must admit that the sincerity in her, the example showed in her and character in her makes me want to know more about what a true Buddhist is?? And somehow it does change my perceptions on what Buddhism is all about. It is all about the changes within you…
    She sometimes even shared with me some of the quotes and short messages from her guru and since then I have been reading some of your books, DVDs, wed site and now your bogs. It is really fascinating when I logged on to your website and blogs as every time I will find something new to learn, sometimes that I feel as though these messages are directly pointing at me as though the Buddha knows exactly how’s I am feeling at that moment. It does somehow makes me slow down a bit and starts to contemplate and reflects on what exactly I have achieved in my last forty years. And what are things that I might have lost or missed or maybe the time that I have wasted.
    “Your appear so capable, smart and clever, but you are a fool… That’s exactly how I feel about myself right now. Thank you for sharing this prayer and it will always serves as a constant reminder to myself and I am looking forward to seeing more and more postings from your blog… Thank you very much
    JO

  29. Lim Han Nee on Jul 10, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Thank you for this beautiful, powerful and evocative poem by Pabongkha Rinpoche.It’s the Lamrim – Liberation in the Palm of your Hand – all over again. Its clarion call to act now to practice the Dharma and gain control of our rebirth is stronger than ever as death can come anytime anywhere.It presents a powerfully graphic and grim picture of what awaits us if we tarry here lured by the pull of samsara, as like a’fool’ we ‘cling to the child’s play of the appearances of this life’.
    If we meditate on this poem consistently, the powerful presentation of Death and Yama and the suffering of the three lower realms here must surely propel us to practice and transform.
    The sense of helpless regret that the repeated question ‘what to do?’ conjures up is powerful enough to make us want to avoid creating the negative causes for suffering the terrible fate of falling into the three lower realms and motivate us to right action and effort.
    ‘Heartspoon’ and its lovely lyrical and meaningful words should be committed to memory to serve as a base for daily meaningful meditation.
    Thank you, O most compassionate Pabongkha for composing it. Thank you once again, my most precious and kind Lama for presenting it to us here.
    Lim Han Nee

  30. ash ng on Jul 10, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, now i know why i name myself – ash. It is a reminder that one day i will become a pile of ash at the end of my life. Whatever worldly achievements, relationships, wealth, status, fame, disappointment, hatred, anger, loneliness etc etc all these will eventually come to an end when i took my last breathe leaving behind everything that i thought i ‘own’ but infact they (worldly achievements, relationships, wealth, status, fame etc) were only temporary T loan to me. I came to this world with NOTHING and like what Rinpoche mentioned, i will have to leave everything behind except black and white karma.
    All the disappointment, hatred, anger, loneliness etc etc comes from chasing after samsara existence again and again and will eventually come to an end, it is just it’s nature.
    When i read The Heartspoon ~ Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche, composed by You, it struck me deep. This is a teaching found in Lamrim – death and impermanence. Rinpoche, thanks for composing this powerful prayers for us, it has lead ash to contemplate more and more. Thanks for Your blessings and sincere prayers for us. Tenzin Thokpa will keep this powerful prayers in my daily sadhana.
    With folded hands
    Tenzin Thokpa

  31. Tyler Mihalson on Jul 10, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    This is amazingly powerful for the mind. It’s like, from reading this text by Pabongka Rinpoche, I am inspired through and through with renunciation for worldly concerns… It is so wonderful to be able to even read this with my own eyes and be shaken awake by its profound message.
    A lot of times it seems like I do things that are bad without taking consequences or karma to heart before taking action. Even if one is not Buddhist, one can STILL benefit from studying and contemplating this urgent message from such an attained master: Sometimes I have felt in my life as though I have suffered through different “hells” as an immediate, direct result of my action.

  32. martin on Jul 10, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche. For me, its the firt time i have come across this poem and it is also very timely to be reminded of the Truth therein. In particular the following words are loud wake-up calls:
    “And though at present you’ve attained leisure and fortune so difficult to find,
    Always till now, they’ve finished and been lost, have been empty and without meaning.
    Now, if you care about yourself,
    The time has come to practice the essence of future happiness— virtuous actions….You appear so capable, smart, and clever, but you’re a fool. As long as you cling to the child’s play of the appearances of this life…
    The welfare of both yourself and others—as much as you can each day?
    Unifying the three doors [of your body, speech, and mind,
    Put the whole of your effort into your practice…”
    I understand now why we need to cultivate real committment and develop a culture of urgency in our learning and practice of Dharma, and in all Kechara’s actvities.
    Again, Thank You for your precious teachings.

  33. kennywong75 on Jul 10, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    Dear Rinponche, another beautiful poem heart wrenching / mind piercing teaching. Heartspoon is a vivid reminder for one to stop / pause and lift our head up from our indulgence of daily samsaric activities such as sleep, eat, defecate, search for money, more money and fornicate (think / lust for fornicating more)We should take the time and contemplate on the bigger picture, the macro view… not the micro view (my late pet guinea pig “koopie” can do what we do that everyday…. he’s now fertilizer in my garden)Why are we here? Trapped? Rendered impotent by our animalistic and weak mind. What I think Pabongka Rinpoche’s trying to tell us in Heartspoon is don’t LINGER and START now, no matter how little or small our Dharma practice may be. If we do not start living virtuesly, DEATH may and will eventually take us without a warning whatsoever with a blink of an eye…. we are no more….we are nothing…. just fertilizer. Don’t be discourage, we still can do something about it… and if Death comes and embrace us before we are ready…. at least we have tried and manage to add a some merit that will balance the scales a bit… a very, very good read…

  34. Irene Lim on Jul 10, 2010 at 11:54 am

    Pabongka Rinpoche’s Heatspoon urge us not to procrastinate or make excuses to Dharma practice for death is just around the corner and may come anytime. When it comes it is too late to do anything. Death waits for no man and is certain. It reminds me to be vigilant and go all the way. How beautiful the poem is!

  35. KYC on Jul 10, 2010 at 11:02 am

    Dear Rinpoche, thank you for posting Pabongka Rinpoche’s Heartspoon. It is a reminder of the impermanence(Midakpa)of all phenomena and not to waste our precious human life. It is good advice for all of us. Reading this, I realise how important it is to renounce, to let go of all attachments for they will not help us at the time of death. The last verse is particularly poignant. Who is faster? Yama or me in my practice to realise the essence of my eternal dream? This is really scary. The time has come to practice “the essence of future happiness – virtuous actions” and not be distracted anymore.

  36. benji on Jul 10, 2010 at 9:11 am

    Last night i dreamt of H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche giving a public teaching IN PENANG – this morning as i read this PRECIOUS teaching, i am so thankful to Rinpoche for offering it in the blog. ‘Kam-siah Che-che’ Rinpochela! Truly H.E. Tsem Tulku, i would liken to a Great Cloud[“mega” in Sanscrit(?)] of Blessing; a cloud, from afar(yet) could shower its goodness on all below it. May Rinpoche ever more enjoy good health and longevity; among all the sparkling ‘GEMS’ of Kechara Family, IN perfect HARMONY; ever showering his “MEGA” BLESSINGS!

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    Monday, Oct 26. 2020 04:52 PM
    While this is a scary thoughts to discover the common hazards in our homes comes from our convenient purchase of household products. Many of us know that, household products, including cleaning supplies often contain agents that can be very harmful to us and stored them safe to help protect our kids without realizing our health actually.

    Thanks you for the article sharing, it’s great to understand health and wellness is not simply about diet and exercise, but be aware of the exposure to toxic that applies in our daily life. I’m aware of all the items shared and will take action to limit and remove them. If possible will try to explore further to replace with natural alternatives.

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  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Oct 26. 2020 03:28 PM
    The practice is simple yet has numerous benefits for us.The explanation given of this wonderful and powerful purification practice of Ucchusma is really easy to understand.A lot will be benefited from this practice.

    With our mind free from negative pollution, we will be able to progress in our spiritual path with fewer distractions and attachments. Thank you very much for sharing this good article.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Oct 26. 2020 03:04 PM
    Mr Rajkumar and his wife Sangeeta travelled all the way from Nepal to visit Kechara. They came visiting as special guests of Tsem Ladrang, that’s wonderful. They were showed around the place of interest in Kuala Lumpur and so forth with great memories to bring back . They even joined in KSK department giving foods to the poor. They were very helpful and hard working couple. Hope more friends from Nepal coming to visit Kechara Forest retreat at Bentong.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/friends-from-nepal.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Oct 26. 2020 03:03 PM
    Urgelling Monastery is a small Buddhist monastery in Arunachal Pradesh, northeastern India, a recognized region of the Indian subcontinent. Wow….this place is the birth place of Tsangyang Gyatso, the Sixth Dalai Lama. It was established in the 15th century with amazing story behind the monastery such as the walking sticks of the Sixth Dalai Lama. The monastery is indeed of great historic importance, for the people of Buddhist faith. A beautiful and scared place to go for pilgrimage . Looking at the beautiful pictures tells us all.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/urgelling-monastery-oasis-of-peace-not-ready.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Oct 26. 2020 03:00 PM
    In the Buddhist tradition, the purpose of taking refuge is to awaken from confusion and associate oneself with wakefulness. The first step in practicing Buddhism is taking refuge in the Three Jewels. Taking refuge means relying on these Three Jewels so that they become the main focus of our lives. Once we have taken refuge in the Three Jewels, we should not take refuge in any other religion nor blend Buddhism and other religions. Taking refuge is a matter of commitment and acceptance and, at the same time, of openness and freedom. By taking the refuge vow we commit ourselves to freedom and to give up our attachment to basic security. Go all the way nor matter what happened along the way to achieve our ultimate goal in our spiritual path. Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/taking-refuge-in-buddha.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Oct 25. 2020 02:41 PM
    The heartbreak of grief is the hardest. The death of a loved one who was a meaningful part of our life can absolutely lead to significant shifts. Those people in deep sorrow at the loss of a loved one need mental support and a lift up. Having Rinpoche blessing the mind of the deceased and let them have a …good rebirth is really beautiful indeed. That’s the time the family of the departed needs most the company of friends and so forth. The behind scenes of Rinpoche did was really touching not only the Dharma teachings, Rinpoche will go all the way to help the deceased family, spending every minute of every day thinking, working and acting for the benefit of all around him and many of whom he hardly knows.
    Thank you Seng PIow for sharing the look behind the scenes of what Rinpoche does.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/behind-the-scenes/rinpoche-in-funerals.html
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    Sunday, Oct 25. 2020 02:41 PM
    Meditation has been shown to have mental benefits, such as improved concentration, happiness, memory, self-control, academic performance and more to go. Even researchers found that meditation may have other health benefits as well, including improved metabolism, heart rate, respiration, and blood pressure .Consistent practice over the long-term can boost our empathy, resilience and compassion too. Having just ten minutes is good enough for us all and powerful.
    Its good to do death meditation when we still have the time now. Visualizing our bodies actually decaying and on death will be good. It is a good practice to do so before the time is up.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/ten-minutes.html
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    Sunday, Oct 25. 2020 02:40 PM
    Tibetan sacred dance, Tibetans referred to as a journey into the religious and folk traditions. Tibetan culture of oracular trance has a great significance as them, where the Tibetans will seek divine help and blessing. Tibet was one of the few places where traditions continued virtually untouched and unspoilt. They do believe the spirits descend from the mountains and enter the bodies of mediums who have inherited the role, celebrated in all the villages. On that day the villagers will dressed up colourfully to welcome the Mountain Gods and join in the dances as well.
    Reading this interesting article tells us more the Tibetans do practice spirit worship centuries ago, so as the Tibetan oracles been practice . The Tibetan Leadership believes that Dorje Shugden is a spirit , hence why not they ban all these mountain gods spirit worship too. Dorje Shugden is definitely not a spirit but a Dharma Protector bound by oath. Dorje Shugden is being used as a scapegoat by the Tibetan Leaderships for their own agenda.
    Thank you Rinpoche, for this insightful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/tibetans-welcome-mountain-spirits-in-faith-ceremony.html
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    Thank you Rinpoche been so kind, helpful and compassion helping everyone regardless of race and religion . A good example for us.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/driving-in-west-hollywood-today.html
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    Saturday, Oct 24. 2020 12:06 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this powerful White Manjushri sadhana practice. This practice is beneficial to help us to clear delusions and ignorance. Manjushri practice especially helps us develop our wisdom. It is a great blessing for Moh Mei to have received the White Manjushri practice.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/white-manjushri-sadhana.html
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    Saturday, Oct 24. 2020 12:05 PM
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    Thank you Pastor Seng Piow for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/a-long-way-from-home.html
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    Friday, Oct 23. 2020 04:19 PM
    I am blessed to see the amazing and best 10 meditation retreats in the world. I believe it is such because of its rich and long history with pure spiritual practice and way of life, culture and religion.

    Traditionally all retreats has a beautiful landscape and quiet environment for anyone to have more freedom, peace and happiness in our daily life. It is also a chance to nurture our inner growth as it’s take time to look deeply in order to transform both our individual difficulties and the difficulties in our society.

    We are so fortunate with Rinpoche kindness to have a similar retreat for us to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Such a great place to practice dharma in nature with walks, breath meditations and fresh air.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article and giving an opportunity to explore the beautiful retreats in the world.

    https://bit.ly/34jcxqK

  • S.Prathap
    Friday, Oct 23. 2020 12:27 PM
    This is definitely one of the best way for us to collect merits and plant seed for us to be able to do her practice in future. From this article I know and learn about the very sacred female Buddha. It gives us great opportunity to collect merits and make offering by having Vajrayogini stupa and statue in Kechara Forest Retreat.Thank you very much for the guidance and sharing such a good article.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Oct 23. 2020 11:55 AM
    China to Open its Own Nalanda University in Hainan Province . The campus of Nanhai Buddhism Academy was designed by internationally acclaimed architect which is located in the scenic Nanshan Cultural Tourism Zone. That’s wonderful. It’s the only institute of higher education in the world offering instruction. Offering various programs on Buddhist Studies in Han-Chinese Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism and Southern Buddhism . The Chinese government are willing to invest billions in having such a university to benefits the people and for most spreading Buddhism .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/new-nalanda-university-in-china.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Oct 23. 2020 11:53 AM
    Came across this old post . Well for someone to admit one mistakes , realised the true , having the courage to swallow one’s pride and apologise, I rejoice for them. Some might not have the courage to admit it. Admitting a mistake is not a weakness after all on the contrary, it shows an openness of our heart. Every one of us might have made mistakes along our life path. We learn from our mistakes, admit our own before we point out someone else’s and grow from there.
    Lobsang Monlam ‘s message is very touching , its better for him to say sorry now than never. Or else he will regret forever. A good teacher like our Lama is hard to find. We are very fortunate to have met Rinpoche in this life , Rinpoche had changed the lives of many.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Seng Piow for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/dear-rinpoche-i-am-sorry.html

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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
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Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
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!
See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat\'s land here in Malaysia
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Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat's land here in Malaysia
Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
The Largest Buddha Shakyamuni in Russia | 俄罗斯最大的释迦牟尼佛画像- https://bit.ly/2Wpclni
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The Largest Buddha Shakyamuni in Russia | 俄罗斯最大的释迦牟尼佛画像- https://bit.ly/2Wpclni
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Sacred Vajra Yogini
Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
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Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
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.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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
1 year ago
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
This is pretty amazing!

First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
1 year ago
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
1 year ago
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
1 year ago
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
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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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-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 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
1 year ago
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
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
1 year ago
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
1 year ago
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
1 year ago
DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
1 year ago
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
1 year ago
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
1 year ago
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
1 year ago
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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months ago
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
5 months ago
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
6 months ago
Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
7 months 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
7 months 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
8 months 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
8 months 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
8 months 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
8 months 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
8 months 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
8 months 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
8 months ago
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
8 months ago
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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