Manjushri Nagarakshasa comes to KFR!

Aug 25, 2017 | Views: 5,977

Manjushri Nagarakshasa at Kechara Forest Retreat

(By Tsem Rinpoche)

The ferocious Manjushri Nagarakshasa or Jampel Nagarakshasa is one of the most fearsome looking Buddha-yidams within the Tibetan Buddhist pantheon. As his name implies, he is a direct emanation of Manjushri but appears with the lower half of a naga. This form of Manjushri’s unusual appearance is a direct reflection of the benefits of his practice, and how he can assist us.

The arrival of Manjushri Nagarakshasa

The arrival of Manjushri Nagarakshasa

Kechara recently had the merits to invite this unusual form of Manjushri to our land. The dawn of August 5, 2017 saw the auspicious arrival of our 9ft Manjushri Nagarakshasa statue to Kechara Forest Retreat. A group of volunteers gathered to welcome Manjushri Nagarakshasa and together they cleaned, washed and polished the statue. Meanwhile, another team prepared the holy items and mantras to be inserted, packing everything and sewing it into yellow cloth with mothballs, incense and potpourri.

Filling the centre of the statue with holy items

Filling the centre of the statue with holy items

After the statue was sealed, Manjushri Nagarakshasa was lifted by crane and escorted to the stone pedestal that had been built for him. As the group escorted the statue to the final position, they recited his mantra OM PHEY LAM HUM. Pastor David then proceeded to give a short talk about the iconography and benefits of Manjushri Nagarakshasa, before the group queued to make offerings of candles, khatas (silk scarves) and flower garlands. On behalf of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche, offerings of incense and milk were also made.

Everyone came together to help clean the statue before it was put in place

Everyone came together to help clean the statue before it was put in place

Manjushri Nagarakshasa is black in colour with 10 wrathful faces and 18 powerful arms. Eight of his right arms wield knives and eight of his left arms hold serpent nooses; the first pair of arms holds a pair of these implements to his heart. His upper body is that of a giant raksha with his back resting on Mount Meru, the mythical mountain believed to be the centre of the universe. His lower body is that of a naga’s tail and reaches into the depths of the ocean.

The practice of Manjushri Nagarakshasa was first given to King Trisong Detsen of Tibet

The practice of Manjushri Nagarakshasa first appeared in Tibet during the time of Guru Rinpoche. At that time, King Trisong Detsen discovered that nagas in disguise were attending Guru Rinpoche’s teachings. In dealing with the nagas, the king inadvertently offended them and was stricken with a terrible disease caused by the nagas. Guru Rinpoche eventually came to learn about what transpired and he prescribed the practice of Manjushri Nagarakshasa to the king to alleviate the disease.

A crane was used to lift the statue into place

A crane was used to lift the statue into place

Hence the lineage of this practice descends from Guru Rinpoche, with the purpose of appeasing the nagas and alleviating naga-related diseases. When the nagas are offended, those who are sensitive will receive signs including dreams of snakes attacking us, accidents, skin diseases (especially leprosy), cancer, kidney problems, disharmony within our lives and, in extreme cases, can lead to possession and even death. As powerful beings that can control the weather, nagas can also cause severe drought or floods if they are displeased.

In this way, Manjushri Nagarakshasa’s practice is deeply connected with the environment. So his presence on our land is important because the earth has been altered and moved in the process of developing our retreat centre. In the process of construction, the homes of many unseen beings who were there before us, such as the nagas, would have been displaced or destroyed. Not to mention the noise, movement and general disturbances associated with construction. Manjushri Nagarakshasa’s practice and energy will help to appease them and calm the land, and to introduce a healing energy to the environment. As Rinpoche explained:

As this powerful emanation of Manjushri arrives at Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR), Malaysia today. We should rejoice as this form is extremely vajra ferocious and protects our land and ourselves from interferences, spirits, nagas, magic and blesses our karma to promote powerful healing in our bodies. Manjushri Nagarakshasa is also excellent to ‘violently’, out of compassion, bring more peace and healing energy to the area where he is abiding in order to tame the diseases of the body and mind. He has 10 faces, 18 arms and below the waist he has a powerful naga bottom rising out of the ocean and his body leans against Mount Meru.

This beautiful statue is 9ft tall and from a special type of tinted bronze for outdoors. All beings visiting and living in KFR are blessed daily. All beings who view this powerful Buddha is blessed tremendously to purify karma for obscurations, projections, misunderstanding of samsara, realisation of emptiness, diseases and afflictions from nagas. The land, water and elements becomes peaceful and healing. All humans, formless beings and animals are blessed in this location. Manjushri has so many beneficial forms and this is one of them. We welcome this form of Manjushri to Kechara Forest Retreat, Malaysia.

One may recite his short mantra to invoke powerful healing and wisdom energies: OM PHEY LAM HUNG

~ Tsem Rinpoche

Many people came to witness the historic event

Many people came to witness the historic event

As Rinpoche explained, Manjushri Nagarakshasa’s practice has benefits that extend beyond the healing of the corporeal body. As a Buddha, and being an emanation of wisdom energy, he blesses us with the highest form of healing, the destruction of our ignorance which gives rise to all of our untold and innumerable sufferings from previous lifetimes and beyond. It is our ignorance that compels us to engage in actions which accumulate karma of the body, speech and mind. This karma then ripens and manifests into the various physical ailments and discomforts we experience. Hence when we develop wisdom, we no longer make such choices and no longer make such karma. Therefore the true healing, the most ultimate form of healing, is attaining the state of Buddhahood, when we are no longer subjected to the laws of karma. We will neither create it nor suffer from it, and so Manjushri Nagarakshasa’s practice helps us to accomplish that state.

May everyone be blessed by Manjushri Nagarakshasa and just by seeing him, may seeds of enlightenment be planted in their mindstreams. This Manjushri Nagarakshasa is just the first out of many more interesting, unique deity statues to be invited to Kechara Forest Retreat this year and beyond. If you would like to get involved, please contact the Kechara House Front Desk to find out or to make a contribution (care@kechara.com or +603 7803 3908).

Pastor Albert leading prayers in front of the newly installed statue

Pastor Albert leading prayers in front of the newly installed statue

Following the footsteps of his previous incarnation Kentrul Thubten Lamsang, Tsem Rinpoche continues to create large life-sized Buddhist images, build physical institutions, introduce the spiritual teachings to thousands and build Dharma communities in the least expected places. So we are very pleased to bring to you these photos of the creation of the Manjushri Nagarakshasa shrine, and the latest development at Kechara Forest Retreat. Do make the time to come and have an audience with this sacred form of Manjushri, the first of its kind in Malaysia, and connect with and invite his healing energies into your life.

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Manjushri Nagarakshasa. Click on image to enlarge or for more high resolution thangka downloads click here.

 

Welcoming Manjushri Nagarakshasa
to Kechara Forest Retreat (English)

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Welcoming Manjushri Nagarakshasa
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Facebook Live Videos

For the first time, Kechara used Facebook Live to livestream the auspicious invitation of this statue. As a result, over 12,000 people had the seeds of Manjushri planted in their minds when they were able to watch the invitation of Manjushri Nagarakshasa to Kechara Forest Retreat.

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Here you can see the team of volunteers preparing Manjushri Nagarakshasa to be filled with holy items and statues. Later, everyone teams up to help clean, wash and polish the statue before escorting Manjushri to his final location.

 

Manjushri Nagarakshasa escorted by the volunteers to his outdoor pedestal.

 

Photos

Making offerings to the Buddha

Making offerings to the Buddha

Many people came to make offerings to this rare form of Manjushri

Many people came to make offerings to this rare form of Manjushri

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The construction of the pedestal for Manjushri Nagarakshasa started a week before the statue was to arrive

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Creating a more natural looking exterior with stones

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Workers constructing a grotto for light or candle offerings. The grotto is specifically made to withstand the harsh outdoor weather, and to be fireproof so devotees can offer candles free from fear and worries.

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Grotto and pedestal almost ready

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A few days before the arrival of Manjushri Nagarakshasa, landscaping work was done as an offering to the deity, as well as to beautify the surrounding environment for pilgrims and practitioners to enjoy.

The meditation and contemplation ground in front of Manjushri Nagarakshasa, ready to welcome meditators and practitioners

Grand and wrathful Manjushri Nagarakshasa, with each of his heads adorned with crown of gold and jewels

A small stone path leading to the grand image

There is a small circumambulation path surrounding the statue and the candle offering grotto

Manjushri Nagarakshasa with the backdrop of starry night sky

This is a tsakaley (small votive image) showing a traditional painted depiction of Manjushri Nagarakshasa. The sacred name is written in Tibetan and Mongolian. Click to enlarge.

This is a tsakaley (small votive image) showing a traditional painted depiction of Manjushri Nagarakshasa. The sacred name is written in Tibetan and Mongolian. Click to enlarge.

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Other Forms of Manjushri

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Another form of Manjushri known as Manjushri Namasamgiti together with Dorje Shugden. Click on image to enlarge or click here for more beautiful thangkas.

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Another form of Manjushri known as Dharmadhatu Vagishvara Manjushri together with Dorje Shugden. Click on image to enlarge or click here for more beautiful thangkas.

 

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  1. Samfoonheei on Jun 18, 2020 at 3:10 pm

    Manjushri Nagarakshasa a beautiful, powerful and sacred statue at our Kechara Forest Retreat, all thanks to our Lama Tsem Rinpoche. The invitation of this powerful Manjushri Nagarakshasa will benefits many merely by seeing it, the seeds of enlightenment be planted in their mind stream . Manjushri Nagarakshasa’s practice is deeply connected with the environment. I am glad to be part of the volunteers given the opportunity to help in the cleaning and polishing of the statues. Manjushri Nagarakshasa is filled with holy items and statues and not mistaken this powerful Manjushri Nagarakshasa is the first of its kind in Malaysia. May more people able to see it and be blessed.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing with clear explanation.

  2. Yee Yin on Nov 28, 2018 at 2:29 am

    Buddha Manjushri seems to be very busy because he has so many emanations. Sometimes he is a young man sitting on a throne holding up a sword; sometimes he is a protector with a bull face; sometimes he is riding on a snowlion in monks’ robe. This emanation here is called Manjushri Nagarakshasa.

    I think this statue must be the one and only in Malaysia or maybe in the world. It is very rare. Tsem Rinpoche is very kind to introduce Manjushri in this form to us so we can be blessed and our environment can be blessed too. Tsem Rinpoche always gives us knowledge about a Buddhist deity, this is important so our faith will grow.

    Everyone should come and visit Kechara Forest Retreat because it is a highly blessed and holy place. Tsem Rinpoche and other high Lamas have performed extensive pujas here, the energy especially the healing energy is very strong. If you are having health problems, come to Kechara Forest Retreat for healing, if you are healthy, the healing energy can bless your mind.

  3. Joy on Nov 23, 2018 at 2:58 am

    Mantras in the waters of Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia

    Mantras represent the blessings of the enlightened beings in the form of sound. When we recite mantras they stimulate the various parts of our body to heal itself, to clear itself, to purify itself and to gain higher states of consciousness. Therefore, mantras are very powerful. They can be written, visualised or recited out aloud. The mantras of enlightened beings bless ordinary beings, animals, ethereal or formless beings and everyone in the environment.

    In Kechara Forest Retreat, Malaysia, we have a koi fish pond, on which sits a magnificent statue of Manjushri, the Buddha of Wisdom. When the fish circumambulate around Manjushri they are blessed by his divine presence. At the same time, people who come to visit the pond and circumambulate around Manjushri receive the same blessings.

    Along with the Manjushri fish pond, we also have a lake in Kechara Forest Retreat. In the middle of this lake is a Shakyamuni Buddha statue. In both these places we have placed Manjushri mantra stones underneath submerged under the water so that the animals, humans and beings who circumambulate these holy statues, not only circumambulate the images of the Buddhas but also sacred mantras. The is done in order to plant the seeds of enlightenment in their mindstreams so that in the future they are able to realise Bodhicitta, the realisation of Emptiness and higher states of consciousness. So, I thought I would share this little video with everyone. Thank you.

    Tsem Rinpoche
    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com
    https://video.tsemtulku.com/videouploads/comment-1542840739.mp4


  4. Joy on Nov 23, 2018 at 2:56 am

    This video, narrated in Chinese, features Manjushri mantra stones. These are stones carved with the sacred mantra of Manjushri, the Buddha of Wisdom. The mantra of any Buddha is basically the manifestation of the enlightened being in the form of sound. Therefore, Manjushri’s mantra embodies the special qualities of his transcendent wisdom. Offering of these mantras stones is likened to an offering of Manjushri-like speech to the Three Jewels.

    Sponsoring and offering such stones has the benefit of gaining deeper insight into spiritual practice, improving one’s memory, critical thinking, creativity, language and the purification of negative karma related to speech. It also promotes the development of powerful speech that has a positive impact on others.

    In the video we see mantra stones placed at the majestic Four-armed Manjushri statue in Kechara Forest Retreat, Malaysia. The more stones are offered there, the more benefit it brings to the person circumambulating and paying homage to Lord Manjushri. These stones are available at Naropa’s Cave in Kechara Forest Retreat and can be offered to the statue of Manjushri here just as you see in the video.

    Tsem Rinpoche
    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com
    https://video.tsemtulku.com/videouploads/comment-1542838906.mp4


  5. Valentina Suhendra on Oct 25, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    Dear All

    I would like to share with you the sacred prayer of Manjushri – A Concert Names of Manjushri (’Jam-dpal mtshan-brjod, Skt. Mañjuśrī-namasamgiti), which consists of 160 verses and mantra sentences. One version is translated by Alexander Berzin, a scholar, translator, and teacher of Tibetan Buddhism, and the other one is from FPMT.

    Valentina

  6. Anne Ong on Sep 29, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article. The live streaming was very interesting and exciting. Thank you very much Rinpoche and everyone for showing it live for us to watch. Rejoice to all involved in installation of this sacred Manjushri Nagarakshasa at Kechara Forest Retreat. Rinpoche did explain that Manjushri Nagarakshasa very good in assist us to attain buddhahoods and this will create no karma and end of sufferings. May more people and many sentient beings will be blessed and protected by Manjushri Nagarakshasa towards the end of samsara.?

  7. Cc on Sep 4, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    Was excited and crying when watching the livestream on facebook. Felt the presence of Manjushri Nagaraksha was so near. Visited everytime we were there. We are very blessed to have it here close to us.Thank you Rinpoche for having it installed to benefits of all sentient beings.

  8. Cc on Sep 4, 2017 at 12:15 pm

  9. Cc on Sep 4, 2017 at 12:15 pm

  10. Vivian Ong on Sep 3, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article. We are all very blessed to be able to visit Kechara Forest Retreat and to be blessed by the various forms of Manjushri from Dorje Shugden, Dream Manjushri to Manjushri Nagarakshasa. Everyone who visits Kechara Forest Retreat will be blessed and also planted the seeds of Dharma in them. These few different forms of Manjushri aids practitioners with the different types of obstacles and conditions that they face in their daily lives. May everyone eventually liberated from samsara and gain enlightenment.

    With folded palms,
    Vivian

  11. freon on Aug 31, 2017 at 1:26 am

    We are very lucky to have H.E Tsem Rinpoche to introduce various form of Manjushri for us in Kechara Forest Retreat. To view the rare form of Manjushri is a great blessing. Kechara Forest Retreat to me is the heaven of Manjushri.

    By reading the description on Manjushri Nagarakshasa, Manjushri Nagarakshasa are powerful to purify our mental karma and also heal our body. More importantly bring harmony to our environment. I wonder Kechara would have this mini statue of Nagarakshasa so that we can invite to our home.

  12. Paul Yap on Aug 29, 2017 at 11:03 pm

    I have often heard about the ferocious Nagas who inflicted diseases and sometimes death on people who has offended them. This happens in particular at constructions site where land was disturbed. The Nagas lives in the woods, especially places have water and ponds. The Nagas will get very angry when their land are disturbed and polluted. Manjushri Nagarakshasa, which is an emanation of Manjushri as the King of the Naga, who portray extreme ferocious are able to subdue the nagas and calm down their negative energies. We are glad that in Malaysia we have the great merit to welcome this holly being into Kechara Forest Retreat. Having the presence of Manjushri Nagarakshasa has immediately create immense positive energies in calming the surrounding land, and of course all beings that is living here.

  13. Samfoonheei on Aug 29, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    Amazing Statue of Manjushri Nagarakshasa ….i saw it last sunday. (27/08/2017) We are indeed very fortunate able to have this Powerful Manjushri Nagarakshasa at Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) It is very beneficial for all sentient beings visiting , living in KFR as well the surronding land.. Being able to watch on live was very meritolous for many thousands people and had the seeds of Manjushri planted in their minds .Rejoice.
    Thank you Rinpoche for having it installed at (KFR) for the benefits of all sentient beings…first Manjushri Nagarakshasa in Malaysia .And more beautiful ,powerful statues to come to this beautiful Holy place KFR. With this Manjushri Nagarakshasa ,do hope more and more visitors will be going to KFR .
    Thanks again with folded hands.

  14. Lum Kok Luen on Aug 29, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    We rejoice to have this rare opportunity to be blessed and to have the statue invited in KFR. May all who visit be blessed.

    I had the opportunity to volunteer at the recent Ullambana festival (27th Aug) and had the merits to be assigned to be stationed at the statue itself!! We have had quite a lot of visitors who came by to offer light and incense, to circumambulate and to chant the sacred mantra whilst circumambulating. May all be blessed.

    During my few hours spent at the site, in between the arrival of visitors, I had the opportunity to quietly meditate and reflect visualizing Guru and Manjushri Nagarakshasa as one. It was a time of great and deep peace and quietness in my mind that I am able to reflect and to purify. I thank Your Eminence for this great opportunity to volunteer and for bringing Dharma to all.

    With folded hands,
    Lum Kok Luen

  15. Sock Wan on Aug 29, 2017 at 8:34 am

    We are very lucky to have the very rare Manjushri Naga Rakshasa installed on our KFR land. Because of Rinpoche, we have invited so many rare statues in KFR, there are: 1. Largest Dorje Shugden in the world, 2. 4 arms Manjushri, 3. World first Dorje Shugden Oracle statue, 4. Manjushri Naga Rakshasa, 5. Dream Manjushri.

    All these statues are made according to the iconography and highly blesssed. Do drop by KFR to receive the blessings and positive energy.

  16. Jason on Aug 29, 2017 at 1:14 am

    Rejoice to all involved in installation of this sacred Manjushri Nagarakshasa at Kechara Forest Retreat. Rinpoche did explain that Manjushri Nagarakshasa very good in assist us to attain buddhahoods and this will create no karma and end of sufferings.
    I wish visitor to KFR can spend some times to pay homage to Manjushri Nagarakshasa to receive blessing and healing especially to those who had severe illness.
    As Rinpoche said, many more unique deities statue will be located in KFR soon. We can do contribution in any amount. Sponsor to build Buddha statue will gain tremendous merits no matters how small the amounts.
    Thank you Rinpoche and BOD of KECHARA for the effort to ensure KECHARA is a world class spiritual center.

    Jason

  17. So Kin Hoe (KISG) on Aug 28, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche, Kechara Pastors and all who have contributed to invite Manjushri Nagarakshasa to Kechara Forest Retreat in order to bless the land, environment, animals, insects, unseen beings and all the visitors and people, who wish to receive the healing energy and blessing from Manjushri Nagarakshasa.

    Through the blessing from Rinpoche, we were fortunate to have the opportunity to pay homage to Manjushri Nagarakshasa after the Kechara Ullambana Festival events ended on that day itself (27th August 2017). All of us from Ipoh were spiritually motivated to offer incense, lights and even capture our picture in front of Manjushri Nagarakshasa for the first time so that we can show our picture to other family members and friends in order to bless them through Manjushri Nagarakshasa. May more people and many sentient beings will be blessed and protected by Manjushri Nagarakshasa towards the end of samsara.

    Thank you with folded hands,
    kin hoe

  18. wan wai meng on Aug 28, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    Nagaraksha is so out of this world on the KFR landscape. He looks so fiercely compassionate to be at KFR, and pacify the nagas of in that area. Rejoice that the installation of Manjushri Nagaraksha planted seeds of enlightenment into 12,000 viewers.

    Such joyful to have Manjushri Nagaraksha at KFR.

  19. Pastor Antoinette on Aug 28, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    This is such a beautiful and powerful statue of Nagarakshasa. The benefits to have such a holy outdoor statue is tremendous for everyone who comes to Kechara Forest Retreat and for all beings seen and unseen.

    For healing diseases related to Nagas like cancer, skin diseases and kidney problems, this form of Manjushri is very beneficial.

    If you want to know more about Nagas please read here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/apology-to-the-naga-realm.html

    May we be close to Manjushri, all the Buddhas, the Dharma and Sangha always.

  20. Fong on Aug 28, 2017 at 10:20 am

    A beautiful place to escape the madding crowd. The peace and serenity can only be experienced. No words can express that. With the addition of large statues of Buddhas around the land, there is just so much blessings and healing to be had here.

    A very interesting teaching on how Manjushri Nagaraksha cam to be in KFR and why we need this Buddha. Thank you.

  21. Ray Ang on Aug 27, 2017 at 12:31 am

    Is Naga really exist?That’s the question that come into my mind when I was told by my Kechara friends about the real story of people offended Naga and was stricken with a terrible diseases. Thanks Tsem Rinpoche & KFR crew for the effort of inviting Manjushri Nagaraksa to KFR. All beings who view this powerful Buddha is blessed tremendously to purify diseases and afflictions from nagas. Wish Tsem Rinpoche long life & keep turning the wheel of Dharma

  22. Jacinta Goh on Aug 25, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    It’s a sight to behold and this Lord Manjushri Nagarakshasa really has made a grand entrance that day, whereby we watched it live! Thanks to Kecharians who have made this possible.

    As what has explained by Rinpoche, perhaps those afflicted with naga related diseases such as skin related diseases can make their way here, to propiate and get protection from Him. I’ve seen many are afflicted with skin related problems nowadays. There are many ways that nagas can be offended and I’ve learnt more about Nagas from here https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/apology-to-the-naga-realm.html . I also can see that KFR is more like a healing place for us, not only limited for those serious Dharma seekers (just like the monasteries in Tibet) . Thank you Rinpoche.

    P/S: Little did I know that this practice came from the period of King Trisong Detsen and Guru Padmasambhava. Perhaps this is also another reason why Rinpoche would like to invite this form of Manjushri.

  23. italychampatogme on Aug 25, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    GLORY TO MANJUSRI NAGARAKSHA IN THE TEN DIRECTIONS OF MILLIONS OF UNIVERSES!

  24. italychampatogme on Aug 25, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    GLORY TO MANJUSRI NAGARAKHSA IN THE TEN DIRECTIONS OF MILLIONS OF UNIVERSES!

  25. Datuk May on Aug 25, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    Why do Mahayana and Varjayana Buddhists love statues and pray to them? Is a question always asked. There are many real reasons why certain deities statues are created and most of them come to the one conclusion (in my personal opinion) to benefit the practitioners to overcome their negativities of karma or physical ailments.

    Often I would answer the curious question with the simple explanation that statues are forms whereby practitioners use to meditate on and generate merits to animate the virtues of the deity.

    Of course my explanation is totally insufficient.

    When Manjushri Nagarakshasa was invited and installed at Medicine Buddha Hill at Kechara Forest Retreat, I was also perplexed by the wrathful form of the Buddha of Wisdom, Manjushri. On learning of the reasons for the propitiation of this Buddha from H.E the 25th Tsem Rinpoche, all my uncertainties fell away.

    Once again due to the compassion of the Great Masters and Lamas, we are taught of ways to heal and purify our body, speech and mind to eventually attain enlightenment through faith and prayers to the Buddha that suits us at the right time and place.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jul 12. 2024 01:10 PM
    A sacred pilgrimage site for 22 centuries, this Dambulla cave is the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. Also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla is a World Heritage Site in 1991. King Valagamba of Anuradhapura in the first century built a temple in thankful worship. Located in central Sri Lanka, the Dambulla Cave Temple is a living Buddhist site that is focused on a series of five cave shrines.The place is worth a visit though, just for the stunning sculptures and paintings in this historical paradise. The site is remarkable in the Buddhist world with the continuous tradition of living Buddhist ritual practices and pilgrimage for more than two millennia. That’s interesting.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/external-article/dambulla-cave-temple
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jul 12. 2024 01:09 PM
    Zasep Tulku Rinpoche is the 13th incarnation of the famous Kagyupa teacher, Lama Konchog Tenzin of Zuru Monastery. His teachings, delivered in excellent English are easily understood and fully engaging. Zasep Tulku Rinpoche is a highly realized internationally respected teacher of Gelugpa Buddhism, been exile from Tibet and had travels as teacher to many countries around the world. Zasep Rinpoche received extensive teachings and initiations from many erudite great masters. Today, Zasep Rinpoche is the spiritual leader of Gaden for the West, an international organisation of Dharma centres in Australia, Canada and the United States, successfully spreading the Gelug teachings of Lama Tsongkhapa to many, many people who are karmically connected to him. A Tulku’s Journey From Tibet To Canada a book published Rinpoche autobiography, beautifully reflects his devotion to his teachers and the practices. Zasep Rinpoche points out, the practice of Dorje Shugden officially started in the Sakya school before it was embraced by the Gelugpas. Interestingly, this book also mentioned the great deeds of Dorje Shugden and how much this Dharma Protector has helped the Tibetan people as well and Tibetan Buddhism too.Zasep Rinpoche have touched the hearts of everyone he has encountered. Interesting read one must not missed as it is a true story of an incredible Tibetan Buddhist scholar and lama’s journey.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing of a great Master

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/zasep-rinpoche-speaks-plainly-about-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jul 12. 2024 01:07 PM
    As prophesies by Shakyamuni Buddha, Lama Tsongkhapa is an emanation of the Bodhisattva of wisdom, Manjushri. Lama Tsongkhapa was an influential Tibetan Buddhist monk, philosopher and tantric yogi, and saint who lived in Tibet. His practice will instill deep wisdom and confers great blessing upon us. His pure teachings and activities led to the formation of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism. With the establishment of the Gelug monastery which survives to this day. Lama Tsongkhapa, considered one of the greatest Buddhist masters and philosophers of all time. There many benefits that arise from Lama Tsongkhapa’s practice. Merely by reciting Lama Tsongkhapa’s mantra known as Migtsema mantra. is indeed very beneficial for everyone of us. We are so fortunate to learn and practices from our Guru.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing of a great Master.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/lord-tsongkapa-king-of-the-dharma.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jul 12. 2024 01:06 PM
    Dorje Shugden was enthroned as a protector of the Sakya tradition centuries ago and only later widely practised in Gelugpa tradition. All these was stated by H.H Trijang Rinpoche in his work “Music Delighting the Ocean of Protectors. The throne holder of Sakya school of Buddhism, Sonam Rinchen enthroned Dorje Shugden as one of the protectors of Sakya. The practice of this Dharma Protector was later passed to his son the 31st Sakya Trizin Kunga Lodro who was believed to be the emanation of Dorje Shugden himself. Interesting facts. He even composed a Dorje Shugden prayer or Kangsol to invoke the blessings of Dorje Shugden. The prayer has since been well known and it is used to this day. The 39th Sakya throneholder Sakya Trizin Dragshul Trinley Rinchen who also practised Dorje Shugden and praised Dorje Shugden as an emanation of Avalokiteshvara. Not only one but three Sakya Trizins who relied on Dorje Shugden and they referred to him as an enlightened being.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting sharing so as more and more practitioners know the truth and only truth that Dorje Shugden is an enlightened being

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/sakya-trizins-dorje-shugden-prayer.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jul 12. 2024 01:04 PM
    A good reminder for all students reading what Venerable Acharya Kyabje Zasep Tulku Rinpoche wrote in his guidelines for students. We as students can make progress on our spiritual path and gain Dharma realizations all depends ourselves where else A dharma teacher who is our spiritual guide can show us how to meditate correctly and make progress on our spiritual path.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/guidelines-for-students.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 1. 2024 03:28 PM
    Buddhism one of the oldest religions in the world has been around for over 2,600 years. Many people all over the world from all walks of life have embraced Buddhism. Buddhism is one of the fastest growing religions in the west and have spreading further , all thanks to those highly lamas such as Gaden Tripas, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, Lama Yeshe, Geshe Wangyal, Kensur Lobsang Tharchin, Geshe Rabten, and so forth. Many people more people are becoming more aware of Buddhism and finding it a suitable way of life and religion. With the great spread of Buddhism, many people had benefitted with the practice as it emphasized individuals’ path to enlightenment and salvation, which could be attained in this life.
    As in this blog, we see many famous Buddhist celebrities from the west such as Keanu Reeves, former American president Bill Clinton , Richard Gere, Steve Jobs and many more celebrities had been connected to Buddhism.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting sharing, how Buddhism had changed their life

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/celebrity-buddhists.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 1. 2024 03:26 PM
    The Legend of the Mermaid is well known and told with different forms and endings in all the oral tradition of peoples linked to the sea. It was rumored that the mermaid has a magical treasure. In folklore, a mermaid is an aquatic creature with the head and upper body of a female human and the tail of a fish. Mermaids appear in the folklore of many cultures worldwide. Interesting read mermaids were natural beings who, like fairies, who had magical and prophetic powers. We usually see it as in movie whether it do really exists no one have really seen it nowadays. While there is no evidence that mermaids exist outside folklore, reports of mermaid sightings continue to the present day. Mermaids have been a popular subject of art and literature in recent centuries. They depicted in operas, paintings, books and live-action films.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/creatures-and-monsters/the-legend-of-the-mermaids.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 1. 2024 03:23 PM
    Wow that’s wonderful a very special gift for our Guru Tsem Rinpoche. A Dorje Shugden shop full of beautiful items which were connected to Dorje Shugden as such as posters, statues, pendants, tsa tsas, books, key chains, thangkas and so forth. Located in the most famous night market in the heart city of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. There’s where tourists and local will go over there. Many of them will be blessed merely b looking at it or passing by the shop. Posters will be given to anyone who stop by , its such a wonderful way to share and get people to know of this great Dharma Protector.
    Thank you Rinpoche and those who made it possible benefiting many more people to come.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/exciting-dorje-shugden-store-in-petaling-street-malaysia.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 1. 2024 03:22 PM
    Trance is a state of semi-consciousness in which a person is not self-aware. The person is in a deep state of distraction by some inner turmoil or some outer mental influence. Taking trance is nothing new and not just in the east. Listening the video tells us more about trance. Interesting to know, but we should not get involve in trances as advice. Its better get involve in Dharma practice and have our mind transform.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/taking-trances.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jun 28. 2024 03:33 PM
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jun 28. 2024 03:32 PM
    Observe good faith and justice toward everyone nor matter what religion and faith, regardless of race and religion creates peace and harmony . Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance. Living our lives selflessly, treating others with respect, sharing the extra that comes to us with others who have been short-changed.
    Reading our Guru’s tweets tells us a thousand words, on cultivating harmony ,understanding and acceptance in our daily life.
    May Rinpoche’s wisdom inspire us all to contribute to a better world
    Thank you Rinpoche for these meaningful ADVICE, TEACHINGS .
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jun 28. 2024 03:30 PM
    Interesting read of a great Tibetan spiritual leader, Buddhist scholar and the fourth of the Five Sakya Forefathers. Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyaltshen founded the Sakya school and one of Tibet’s most learned sages in Tibet, India, Mongolia and China. Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyaltshen have been an emanation of Manjusri, the embodiment of the wisdom of all the Buddha. Wow…… proficient in the five great sciences of Buddhist philosophy, medicine, grammar, dialectics and sacred Sanskrit literature.
    He was even talented in minor sciences of rhetoric, synonymies, poetry, music, dancing and astrology. Sakya Paṇḍita was a religious hierarch by birth. Sakya Pandita experienced an extraordinary teaching in his dreams and had many clairvoyant and clear dreams.
    Interesting read of the biography of a great Lama’s spiritual journey.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/sakya-pandita-kunga-gyeltsen.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jun 28. 2024 03:29 PM
    Studies show that light pollution is also impacting animal behaviours, such as migration patterns, wake-sleep habits, and habitat formation. Noise is a source of stress. It triggers reactions in the body, light pollution can alter behaviours, sound and light affect the environment and also our daily lives. With their expertise, a radiant energy scientist, a sound healer, an energy healer and a music composer, did an enlightening experiment to determine where the surrounding environment having negatives energy. All through the colour generated in the sparks which confirms the presence of supernatural beings.I do believe those unseen beings do exist.
    Thank you, Li Kim and team for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/ghosts-and-hauntings/the-sound-of-light.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jun 17. 2024 12:53 PM
    Beautiful pictures paints a thousands words of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche. Those rare pictures shared ultimate sophistication of the relationship between the two great leaders.
    Back in the 20th century Jawaharlal Nehru an Indian anti-colonial nationalist, statesman, secular humanist, social democrat was very kind to receive them both. Looking at the rare pictures says all.
    Its such awesome watching the rare video of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche visiting India together. Visiting sacred places Buddhist sites of India together, and even having state dinner .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-dalai-lama-panchen-lama-in-india-in-1956.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jun 17. 2024 12:52 PM
    nspiring read of the power sacred feminine Maha Pajapati Gotami, founder of the Order of Nuns. She was the foster-mother, step-mother and maternal aunt of the Buddha. In Buddhist tradition, she was the first woman to seek ordination for women, which she did from Gautama Buddha directly, and she became the first bhikkhuni.
    Mahapajapati lived to be around 120 years old. Having such an eminent position in the sangha, she would have had hundreds of nuns under her care, helping them realize the Truth. Perplexingly, the Buddha continued to have doubts about admitting women into the women’s order right up until his death. Mahapajapati had played an important role preserving the dharma taught by Buddha Shakyamuni.
    Truly inspired by Mahaprajapati Gotami’s story.
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/mahapajapati-gotami-the-first-buddhist-nun.html

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According to legend, Shambhala is a place where wisdom and love reign, and there is no crime. Doesn't this sound like the kind of place all of us would love to live in? https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=204874
108 candles and sang (incense) offered at our Wish-Fulfilling Grotto, invoking Dorje Shugden\'s blessings for friends, sponsors and supporters, wonderful!
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108 candles and sang (incense) offered at our Wish-Fulfilling Grotto, invoking Dorje Shugden's blessings for friends, sponsors and supporters, wonderful!
Dharmapalas are not exclusive to Tibetan culture and their practice is widespread throughout the Buddhist world - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=193645
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Dharmapalas are not exclusive to Tibetan culture and their practice is widespread throughout the Buddhist world - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=193645
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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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
Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
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Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
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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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.
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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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
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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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.
Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
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Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
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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.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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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)
The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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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!
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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
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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
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Sacred Vajra Yogini
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Sacred Vajra Yogini
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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
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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
This is pretty amazing!

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
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
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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
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
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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Beautiful offerings arranged by Choong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Beautiful offerings arranged by Choong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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7/7/2024 Kechara Penang weekly puja completed. Kechara Penang Study Girup by Jacinta.
This week's puja offerings sponsored by a few people and we hope their wishes be fulfilled. Pic taken by Choong and uploaded by Jacinta.
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This week's puja offerings sponsored by a few people and we hope their wishes be fulfilled. Pic taken by Choong and uploaded by Jacinta.
29th June 2024. Kechara Penang Study Group completed weekly Dorje Shugden cum Manjushri Namasangiti. Pic taken by Choong and uploaded by Jacinta
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29th June 2024. Kechara Penang Study Group completed weekly Dorje Shugden cum Manjushri Namasangiti. Pic taken by Choong and uploaded by Jacinta
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Need a dose of spiritual nourishment or perhaps any spiritual protection? Do take up our Kechara Penang food/candles offering packages. Do not hesitate to contact our member Choong for more info. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Different food offerings offered on Penang Kechara Chapel's altar behalf of the sponsors. May sponsors' wishes be fulfilled. Great effort from Choong Soon Heng, one of our Kechara Penang dedicated members who thought of this way for people to generate merits while clearing obstacles. Uploaded by Jacinta.
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Different food offerings offered on Penang Kechara Chapel's altar behalf of the sponsors. May sponsors' wishes be fulfilled. Great effort from Choong Soon Heng, one of our Kechara Penang dedicated members who thought of this way for people to generate merits while clearing obstacles. Uploaded by Jacinta.
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These are some of the offerings offered on behalf of our sponsors. We have different offerings packages which one can choose from or just simply sponsor our weekly puja in dedication to our loved ones. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Puja offering packages. Thanks to those who sponsored the puja. May all your wishes be fulfilled. KPSG by Jacinta
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Colourful altar with plenty of offerings. We had DS puja with Praise to Buddha Shakyamuni as we celebrate this special day of Buddha's Birth, Enlightenment and Parinirvana. KPSG by Jacinta
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Some of the activities done during the Wesak Day Celebration in Penang. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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11/5/2024 Saturday @3pm. After puja, all members helped out clearing the offerings and we shared out the blessed food offerings with our families, friends and even animals. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
11/5/2024 Saturday @3pm. Activities during puja. Members chanting Dorje Shugden mantras. We've completed Dorje Shugden puja cum Namasangiti. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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11/5/2024 Saturday @3pm. Activities during puja. Members chanting Dorje Shugden mantras. We've completed Dorje Shugden puja cum Namasangiti. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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11/5/2024, Saturday @3pm. Activities : Offerings of khata to Rinpoche, garland of flowers to Dorje Shugden and a new Tibetan butterlamp being offered on the altar. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Today we have an inaugural cancer free diet talk and info sharing by Mr. Ooi. Mr. Ooi is a Penangite and like any other man, he has a family to provide for. From colon cancer stage 4,he is now known as a cancer-free man. Learn more about his story and his acquaintance with Dorje Shugden here https://youtu.be/x7i-yXJBUwM?si=A-5O0udxjg52iS58
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Today we have an inaugural cancer free diet talk and info sharing by Mr. Ooi. Mr. Ooi is a Penangite and like any other man, he has a family to provide for. From colon cancer stage 4,he is now known as a cancer-free man. Learn more about his story and his acquaintance with Dorje Shugden here https://youtu.be/x7i-yXJBUwM?si=A-5O0udxjg52iS58
Kind-hearted sponsors sponsored these kuih-muih & flowers for today's puja @ 4th May, 2024. Should you wish to contribute these or sponsor our weekly puja, do contact us for more details. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Kind-hearted sponsors sponsored these kuih-muih & flowers for today's puja @ 4th May, 2024. Should you wish to contribute these or sponsor our weekly puja, do contact us for more details. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Pastor Seng Piow guides us on the flow of Dorje Shugden puja, its benefits, significant of Chanting the names of Manjushri and also explaining the dedication for the sponsors and to those in need before we start the puja as we have 2 newcomers today.
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Pastor Seng Piow guides us on the flow of Dorje Shugden puja, its benefits, significant of Chanting the names of Manjushri and also explaining the dedication for the sponsors and to those in need before we start the puja as we have 2 newcomers today.
Two Pastors in da house! Double the merits, double the happiness. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Two Pastors in da house! Double the merits, double the happiness. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Mr. Cheah Fook Wan offered lights and incense to The Three Jewels prior to the puja in Ipoh. (KISG - Kin Hoe)
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Mr. Cheah Fook Wan offered lights and incense to The Three Jewels prior to the puja in Ipoh. (KISG - Kin Hoe)
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations on Sunday afternoon in Ipoh. (KISG- Kin Hoe)
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Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations on Sunday afternoon in Ipoh. (KISG- Kin Hoe)
Powerful Dorje Shugden puja @ Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. Every Saturday, 3 pm. Remove obstacles and grant blessings to fulfil wishes. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta. 6th April 2024
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Powerful Dorje Shugden puja @ Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. Every Saturday, 3 pm. Remove obstacles and grant blessings to fulfil wishes. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta. 6th April 2024
Rejoice to the volunteers (also kind sponsors) who cleaned the Gyenze Chapel and made abundant offerings to Gyenze. ~ Alice
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Rejoice to the volunteers (also kind sponsors) who cleaned the Gyenze Chapel and made abundant offerings to Gyenze. ~ Alice
Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
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Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
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Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
Our weekly Dorje Shugden Puja @ 23/3/2024 . William, as the umze is seen here burning incense powder as we are about to recite the Sangsol Prayer to Dorje Shugden composed by Ganden Serkong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Our weekly Dorje Shugden Puja @ 23/3/2024 . William, as the umze is seen here burning incense powder as we are about to recite the Sangsol Prayer to Dorje Shugden composed by Ganden Serkong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
And here's Mr Wong of KSK Ipoh who dropped by to pray and offered some donation to the Chapel. Kechara Penang Study Group. Pic by Siew Hong & uploaded by Jacinta.
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And here's Mr Wong of KSK Ipoh who dropped by to pray and offered some donation to the Chapel. Kechara Penang Study Group. Pic by Siew Hong & uploaded by Jacinta.
Today's puja (16/3/2024) ended around 420pm, Jacinta was the umze of the day. Pic by Siew Hong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Today's puja (16/3/2024) ended around 420pm, Jacinta was the umze of the day. Pic by Siew Hong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Group photo taken after the last session, sealed with King of Prayers. Come and join us next time! Sayonara - 9-10th March 2024 - Kechara Penang DS Retreat by Jacinta.
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Group photo taken after the last session, sealed with King of Prayers. Come and join us next time! Sayonara - 9-10th March 2024 - Kechara Penang DS Retreat by Jacinta.
Abundance altar! Fruits, flowers, Mee Koo (traditional Penang buns), Bee Hoon, sourdoughs and snacks are some of the offerings to Rinpoche, Buddhas & Bodhisattvas. Kechara Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat 9-10th March, 2024 by Jacinta.
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Abundance altar! Fruits, flowers, Mee Koo (traditional Penang buns), Bee Hoon, sourdoughs and snacks are some of the offerings to Rinpoche, Buddhas & Bodhisattvas. Kechara Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat 9-10th March, 2024 by Jacinta.
Siew Hong, one of retreatants and an active member of Kechara Penang group proudly presented her torma to be used during the Kalarupa puja. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Siew Hong, one of retreatants and an active member of Kechara Penang group proudly presented her torma to be used during the Kalarupa puja. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Torma making was taught by Pastor Seng Piow and held one day before the retreat. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Torma making was taught by Pastor Seng Piow and held one day before the retreat. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat cum Puja, 9-10th March 2024 led by Pastor Seng Piow with 12 retreatants. Uploaded by Jacinta
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Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat cum Puja, 9-10th March 2024 led by Pastor Seng Piow with 12 retreatants. Uploaded by Jacinta
The celebration ended with a Dorje Shugden puja, dedicated to all the sponsors, our loved ones and as well as for the happiness & good health for all sentient beings. May Rinpoche return swiftly too and taking this opportunity wishing all Happy Chinese New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai from all of us, Kechara Penang Study Group. Uploaded by Jacinta.
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The celebration ended with a Dorje Shugden puja, dedicated to all the sponsors, our loved ones and as well as for the happiness & good health for all sentient beings. May Rinpoche return swiftly too and taking this opportunity wishing all Happy Chinese New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai from all of us, Kechara Penang Study Group. Uploaded by Jacinta.
Seen here, Pastor Seng Piow set off firecrackers - welcoming of the upcoming year with enthusiasm and positive energy. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Seen here, Pastor Seng Piow set off firecrackers - welcoming of the upcoming year with enthusiasm and positive energy. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
In this pic, Pastor Seng Piow is sharing Dharma with newbies ~ Sharyn's friends. It's always good to make light offerings at the beginning of new year. By making light offerings, you are able to dispel the darkness of ignorance and achieve wisdom. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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In this pic, Pastor Seng Piow is sharing Dharma with newbies ~ Sharyn's friends. It's always good to make light offerings at the beginning of new year. By making light offerings, you are able to dispel the darkness of ignorance and achieve wisdom. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
One the day of Losar (new lunar year), it is always beneficial for Buddhist practitioners to get together in making abundant offerings to Buddhas on the altar to usher in goodness, prosperity and well-being of our loved ones. It's more auspicious this year as Losar and the Chinese New Year begin on the same date, 10th Feb, 2024. Back in Penang, our Kechara members came together to decorate the altar with abundance offerings for Dorje Shugden puja @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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One the day of Losar (new lunar year), it is always beneficial for Buddhist practitioners to get together in making abundant offerings to Buddhas on the altar to usher in goodness, prosperity and well-being of our loved ones. It's more auspicious this year as Losar and the Chinese New Year begin on the same date, 10th Feb, 2024. Back in Penang, our Kechara members came together to decorate the altar with abundance offerings for Dorje Shugden puja @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Mr. Dared Lim was offering water bowls on behalf of Kechara Ipoh Study Group. (Kin Hoe)
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Mr. Dared Lim was offering water bowls on behalf of Kechara Ipoh Study Group. (Kin Hoe)
Jun from Ipoh was offering mandarin oranges to Mother Tara and The Three Jewels. (Kin Hoe)
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Jun from Ipoh was offering mandarin oranges to Mother Tara and The Three Jewels. (Kin Hoe)
Prior to our puja in Ipoh, Mr. & Mrs. Cheah Fook Wan were preparing for the offerings to the Buddhas. (Kin Hoe)
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Prior to our puja in Ipoh, Mr. & Mrs. Cheah Fook Wan were preparing for the offerings to the Buddhas. (Kin Hoe)
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