Manjushri Nagarakshasa comes to KFR!

Aug 25, 2017 | Views: 5,806

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
    Thursday, Jan 4. 2024 04:11 PM
    Lama Tsongkhapa was an influential Tibetan Buddhist monk, philosopher and tantric yogi, whose activities led to the formation of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism . Lama Tsongkhapa was hailed as the second Buddha by contemporary Buddhist masters of his time. Famous for reviving Buddhism in Tibet and revered for elevating the Dharma to all its present glory. Hence having a 12 ft Lama Tsongkhapa Statue at new Kechara Gompa (Prayer Hall) is indeed a blessing. Its truly beautiful. Merely by looking at it is a blessing .
    Thank you Rinpoche and team effort making it possible.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/10-ft-tsongkapa-here.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 4. 2024 04:09 PM
    The Pemayangtse Monastery is a Buddhist monastery, near Pelling in the northeastern Sikkim. The monastery is about 375 year old and is one of the oldest and premier monasteries of Sikkim. Its also the most famous monastery in Sikkim and one of the most important monastery belonging to the Nyingma order of Tibetan Buddhism. Pemayangtse monastery was founded around 1647-48 recording to history. Well the Monastery is part of Buddhist religious pilgrimage circuit built with scenic backdrop of snow-capped mountains on two sides. Where many locals and tourists will travel to Sikkim yearly . Over the centuries, the monastery has withstood earthquakes and has gone through series of refurbishments and preservation efforts. Interesting story behind this monastery, would love to travel to Sikkim again .
    Lieutenant Colonel Laurence Austine Waddell was a British explorer, collector in Tibet, and author, travelling throughout India,Sikkim and areas on the borders of Nepal and Tibet. He wrote about the Tibetan Buddhist religious practices from what he observed while there. In Sikkim he made a stunning discovery, that Dorje Shugden existence in the Nyingma monastery as written in his book. Hence it has proven that Dorje Shugden been worshipped not only in Gelug lineage but as well in the Nyingma centuries ago too. Its not a minority practice afterall .
    Thank you Rinpoche and Seow Choong Liang for this interesting sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugden-in-nyingma-pemayangtse-monastery-sikkim.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 4. 2024 04:07 PM
    Revisit this interesting post of a great Master
    Buton Rinchen Drup, was a 14th-century Sakya master and Tibetan Buddhist leader. He is widely considered to be one of Tibet’s greatest scholars, historians, translators, and writers. He has been the role model for many of Tibet’s greatest masters over the centuries, including the present Dalai Lama. His legacy also included the compilation of 500 years’ worth of translated teachings into the encyclopedic Kangyur and Tangyur collections. This monumental effort helped to preserve and propagate the teachings throughout Tibet. These collections have become well known by all of the schools of Buddhism in Tibet, and continue to this day. He truly was one of the brightest lights of Tibetan Buddhism.
    Throughout his life, Buton Rinchen Drup has continued to serve humanity and the Dharma. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/tibets-great-scholar-buton-rinchen-drub.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 4. 2024 04:05 PM
    Toyuq, located 50 km east of Turpan a unique city in the Flaming Mountains.From all sides the city is surrounded by deserts and mountains, destroyed medieval towns and ruins of ancient settlements. Toyuq, an Islamic pilgrimage center, nestles at the base of the Flaming Mountains. Here there are many mosques, both medieval and modern ones been built over the years. The first Uighur ruler had converted to Islam, and shrines was then built in the locality honouring the ruler. There was a story behind the legendary Seven Sleepers of Ephesus where there was a group of youths hiding inside a cave, at the Flaming mountains outside the city of Ephesus around 250 AD. Buildings can be seen practically everywhere with pierced walls that is used for drying grapes to make raisins. Raisins and melons are most known products of the region. Turpan is one of the most densely populated cities in Xinjiang the popukation consists of mainly the Muslim Uyghurs.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting post with many interesting history dated to 6,000 years ago.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/toyuq-village.html
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    Sunday, Aug 27. 2023 08:09 PM
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  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 25. 2023 04:37 PM
    The Fourth Takpu, Pema Vajra Jampel Tenpai Ngodrub was a highly attained lama. He was also commonly known as Takpu Dorje Chang who had many authentic visions of the Buddhas. He had even received directly teachings from Buddhas. He had received direct visions of Tara herself. Tagpu Pemavajra had travelled to Tushita, the heavenly abode of Lama Tsongkhapa as requested by Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche where he received the complete cycle of teachings on Dorje Shugden. Tagpu Pemavajra was one such lama who was attained enough to receive these teachings for the benefit of others. He was instrumental in the development of the Dorje Shugden practice within the Gelug tradition. Wow he was able to astral travel to various pure lands and receive special teachings. Interesting biography of a great lama.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-fourth-takpu-pema-vajra-jampel-tenpai-ngodrub.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 25. 2023 04:32 PM
    Jan Salter a renowned artist, and inspiring lady who founded the Kathmandu Animal Treatment Centre, a charity organisation. She was an inspiring lady whose energy and commitment to the goal of alleviating the suffering of street animals. She used her own saving to building and starting the Kathmandu Animal Treatment Centre the first organisation in Nepal. In recognition of the work for the welfare of the stray animals she was awarded by the International Human Society and the British government. She had benefitted many with her generous nature that she used to benefit others in ways that went far beyond the meaning of normal charity work.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/jans-a-hero-kathmandu-nepal.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 25. 2023 04:30 PM
    Amazing discovery a 2,000 year old Indian Buddhist document as it tell us how Buddhism took root in India. It’s the oldest Buddhist manuscripts yet discovered, dating from about the 1st century BCE to 3rd century CE. Found in the north-western outskirts of the Indian subcontinent an ancient Buddhist kindgom. The document, written on a birch bark scroll offers rare insight into the early history of Buddhism. Surviving manuscripts are rare only a few hundred are known to still exist. Understanding the history of the region helps us realize the significance of this scroll.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/indian-buddhism.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 25. 2023 04:27 PM
    Yu Pengnian a real estate tycoon ‘s journey from poor street hawker to be one of a richest person in mainland China. His passion for charity is a result of his own humble beginnings. He has donated all his assets of billions to charity, making him China’s top philanthropist. Whatever profits he made from his business he donated to the Yu Pengnian Foundation which he founded. He became the first Chinese national to give more than billions to charities, scholarships, helping poor students. Self- made Chinese billionaire he gives away entire fortune to charity.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/chinese-philanthropist-donates-it-all.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 25. 2023 04:25 PM
    Even though its an old post its definitely very inspirational article. About Master Cheng Yen, a Taiwanese Buddhist nun, teacher, and philanthropist. Master Cheng Yen was an inspiring spiritual leader who was the founder of the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation. Due to her incredible work she was featured on FORBES a leading news and information source. As the founder of the international charity and humanitarian organization Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation, Master Cheng Yen has become a global icon. As a revered Buddhist nun and Dharma teacher, she has been a key figure in the development of modern Taiwanese Buddhism. With the great aspiration of compassion and joy, she embarked on a great mission of helping and saving those sufferings and hardships. She initiated and dedicated herself to whole life long mission of helping people and spreading kindness. The Tzu Chi Foundation has million supporters and volunteers throughout the world. They are known for the astonishing speed and efficiency which it brings aid to victims of natural disasters. Countless numbers of victims had benefitted from their compassionate work. Interesting read of an inspiring Master.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/nun-on-forbes.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 25. 2023 04:23 PM
    With a supportive parents Tsechen Wongmu ( Ma Ying ) a college-student-turned nun at a young age. She moved to Xinlong Dongzhi temple in southwest China’s Sichuan province amid the snow-covered mountains 4,200 meters high. She had made brave move. As a little girl she learned about Buddhism from her grandparents. This holy mountain is reputed as “King of Mountains in Sichuan” with fascinating snow and alpine. She has made a choice to be there. She has won public attentions after posting her poem and diary on internet with millions of followers. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring read.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/post-80s-girl-practices-buddhism-as-a-nun-in-snow-capped-plateau.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 17. 2023 03:27 PM
    We are not alone , there are many unexplained mysterious monsters sightings. These sightings has remain unsolved mysteries. All these encounters has send shockwaves throughout many parts in the world. The video of mysterious monsters which was narrated by Peter Graves , has viewers to believe mysterious monsters do exists after all. Very convincing . Many interesting frightening creatures such as Lochness, Bigfoot,Yeti and so forth are explored in this video. Do watch .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/film-tv-music/the-mysterious-monsters-narrated-by-peter-graves.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 17. 2023 03:25 PM
    We are not alone , there are many unexplained mysterious monsters sightings. These sightings has remain unsolved mysteries. All these encounters has send shockwaves throughout many parts in the world. The video of mysterious monsters which was narrated by Peter Graves , has viewers to believe mysterious monsters do exists after all. Very convincing . Many interesting frightening creatures such as Lochness, Bigfoot,Yeti and so forth are explored in this video. Do watch .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/film-tv-music/the-mysterious-monsters-narrated-by-peter-graves.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 17. 2023 03:23 PM
    Visited this stunning standing Manjushri which is located at the Manjushree Park at Chobhar, in Kathmandu, Nepal recently. Feeling so blessed able to see it , with my friends. Manjushree Park, one of most natural, historic attactive park within Kathmandu valley. Fantastic well managed picnic spot one should visit and not to be missed when one is at Kathmandu Nepal. Visible 33 ft. high black stone carved Manjushree statue .Manjushri is one of the most important iconic figures in Mahayana Buddhism. The powerful image representing ever-present wisdom plus the sword of awareness to cut off all delusion. An interesting story behind this Kathmandu Valley where mythology and geology intertwine.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/the-standing-manjushri-in-nepal.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 17. 2023 03:15 PM
    According to Buddhist teaching, prostration manifests the spiritual growth, faith of a person. In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, prostration is an important element of practice. Traditionally, prostrations are more than a show of respect for Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. Making prostration is a basic part of our lives in Buddhism. They are a method to purify our mind, or the antidote for ego-clinging. One of the general benefits of prostration is that in the future we will achieve a good rebirth . Prostration is a very powerful activity that can clear away obscuration of our body, speech, and mind as well as clearing our past and present negative karma. A huge merits for anyone doing prostration with proper visualization as well as the proper motivation.
    Having seen practitioners doing prostration along the road at Lhasa and reading teachings on prostration on blogs had motivated me to do retreat on it. Its was during the MCO back in 2020, I did a prostration retreat then. Even though it took me a longer time somehow I have completed 100,150k prostrations . Now I am still continue to do but not as many prostration as before.
    Well even though this is an old post I would to congratulate those involved in the prostration retreat at that time. It’s a good that Kechara is have a teachings on prostration and retreat .
    Thank you Rinpoche.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/letters-cards-gifts/prostration-retreat-completed.html

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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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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 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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Jun from Ipoh was offering mandarin oranges to Mother Tara and The Three Jewels. (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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On Sunday afternoon, Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations in Ipoh. (Kin Hoe)
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Simple yet powerful ally ~ Bhagawan Dorje Shuden. Kechara Penang Study Group consists of Chien Seong, Hue, Choong SH, Tang KS, Swee Bee and Jacinta. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Uploaded by Jacinta.
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Simple yet powerful ally ~ Bhagawan Dorje Shuden. Kechara Penang Study Group consists of Chien Seong, Hue, Choong SH, Tang KS, Swee Bee and Jacinta. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Uploaded by Jacinta.
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Nothing beats having a sacred audience with our lineage lamas. It's not selfie or wefie, but we have the best 'groufie'!!! 20th Jan 2024, Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Welcoming our lineage Gurus to our Penang Chapel today! Pastor Seng Piow explained the significance of having Guru Tree and introduced to us our lineage lamas, Buddhas, deities, protectors and etc.
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Welcoming our lineage Gurus to our Penang Chapel today! Pastor Seng Piow explained the significance of having Guru Tree and introduced to us our lineage lamas, Buddhas, deities, protectors and etc.
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Tara Recitation is on now at KISG - Wai Meng
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Tara Recitation is on now at KISG - Wai Meng
Photo from Wan Wai Meng
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Photo from Wan Wai Meng
A sea of yellow ~usually in Tibetan Buddhism yellow represents growth. We prayed that our Penang group will grow in terms of people, wealth and attainments too. _/\_ Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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A sea of yellow ~usually in Tibetan Buddhism yellow represents growth. We prayed that our Penang group will grow in terms of people, wealth and attainments too. _/_ Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
After Dorje Shugden puja @3pm, we had Rinpoche's Swift Return puja too. We laughed as Sis Swee Bee was commenting that Tang should smile ~ here's the reason why we laughed.  Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta Goh
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After Dorje Shugden puja @3pm, we had Rinpoche's Swift Return puja too. We laughed as Sis Swee Bee was commenting that Tang should smile ~ here's the reason why we laughed. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta Goh
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Today's (9/12/2023)Dorje Shugden puja led by Gordon. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Today's (9/12/2023)Dorje Shugden puja led by Gordon. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Dharma sharing by Hue before we proceeded with DS puja & Rinpoche Swift Return puja. Hue is one of the long time Kechara Penang members and he comes to puja regularly. He shared that he truly believes that Dorje Shugden and Rinpoche always there guiding him. He shared how sometimes DS will give him hints to avert troubles ahead or to alert him when he 'misbehaved'. Hope many will come to know more about this powerful Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugden aka DS. Having Dorje Shugden is like having a powerful ally that will protect us day and night. Just trust Him and have faith. Kechara Penang Study Group, 25/11/2023 by Jacinta.
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Dharma sharing by Hue before we proceeded with DS puja & Rinpoche Swift Return puja. Hue is one of the long time Kechara Penang members and he comes to puja regularly. He shared that he truly believes that Dorje Shugden and Rinpoche always there guiding him. He shared how sometimes DS will give him hints to avert troubles ahead or to alert him when he 'misbehaved'. Hope many will come to know more about this powerful Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugden aka DS. Having Dorje Shugden is like having a powerful ally that will protect us day and night. Just trust Him and have faith. Kechara Penang Study Group, 25/11/2023 by Jacinta.
Kechara Penang Study Group had our weekly DS puja , led by our beloved sis Swee Bee and serkym by Mr. Lee. After that, we completed Swift Return puja also. 18th Nov 2023. By Jacinta
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Kechara Penang Study Group had our weekly DS puja , led by our beloved sis Swee Bee and serkym by Mr. Lee. After that, we completed Swift Return puja also. 18th Nov 2023. By Jacinta
#Back2back 11th Nov 2023 Dorje Shugden puja & Rinpoche's Swift Return puja @Penang Chapel, 49 Jalan Seang Tek, Georgetown, Pulau Pinang. Every Saturday @3pm/5pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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#Back2back 11th Nov 2023 Dorje Shugden puja & Rinpoche's Swift Return puja @Penang Chapel, 49 Jalan Seang Tek, Georgetown, Pulau Pinang. Every Saturday @3pm/5pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Pic: Rinpoche Swift Return puja ~ 21/10/23 Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
4 months ago
Pic: Rinpoche Swift Return puja ~ 21/10/23 Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
#Backtoback A few months back, Kechara Penang Study Group started to have two pujas consecutively on Saturday. Dorje Shugden puja @3pm and thereafter Rinpoche Swift Return puja. This can only be achieved due to the committed members from Penang. A big round of applause...... Pic : DS puja on 21/10/2023 Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
4 months ago
#Backtoback A few months back, Kechara Penang Study Group started to have two pujas consecutively on Saturday. Dorje Shugden puja @3pm and thereafter Rinpoche Swift Return puja. This can only be achieved due to the committed members from Penang. A big round of applause...... Pic : DS puja on 21/10/2023 Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
More pictures of the day! Kechara Penang Chapel & public blessings 3rd Oct 2023 by Jacinta.
5 months ago
More pictures of the day! Kechara Penang Chapel & public blessings 3rd Oct 2023 by Jacinta.
Some pictures of the public blessings taken right after the puja was completed by the monks. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta. 3rd Oct 2023.
5 months ago
Some pictures of the public blessings taken right after the puja was completed by the monks. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta. 3rd Oct 2023.
3rd Oct 2023, Tibetan monks came to Kechara Penang for chapel & public blessing, in conjunction with the arrival of H. E Tsem Rinpoche's holy statue. Thanks to Pastor Henry & Pastor Seng Piow, who guided us throughout the event. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
5 months ago
3rd Oct 2023, Tibetan monks came to Kechara Penang for chapel & public blessing, in conjunction with the arrival of H. E Tsem Rinpoche's holy statue. Thanks to Pastor Henry & Pastor Seng Piow, who guided us throughout the event. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Tsem Rinpoche's holy statue is here! 3rd Oct 2023. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
5 months ago
Tsem Rinpoche's holy statue is here! 3rd Oct 2023. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
29th Sept 2023. Kechara Penang Dorje Shugden puja adjourned at 4.30pm with 9 attendees. Thereafter, a Rinpoche Swift Return puja was completed too. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
5 months ago
29th Sept 2023. Kechara Penang Dorje Shugden puja adjourned at 4.30pm with 9 attendees. Thereafter, a Rinpoche Swift Return puja was completed too. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
We've completed DS puja at 4pm, 16th Sept 2023. Umze for the day was KS Tang. Bee Bee, Eric & Eric Jr attended too. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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We've completed DS puja at 4pm, 16th Sept 2023. Umze for the day was KS Tang. Bee Bee, Eric & Eric Jr attended too. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
On 19th Aug 2023, we have just completed our DS puja, led by William. We started our DS puja with taking refuge with the Three Jewels i.e. Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.
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On 19th Aug 2023, we have just completed our DS puja, led by William. We started our DS puja with taking refuge with the Three Jewels i.e. Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.
At the conclusion, we invoked Rinpoche's blessing by chanting His name mantra. See you all next week. Every Saturday @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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At the conclusion, we invoked Rinpoche's blessing by chanting His name mantra. See you all next week. Every Saturday @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Lots of offerings for 2 days retreat (22nd - 23rd July 2023). We offered vegetables, fruits, biscuits, carbonated drinks and many more. Do join us next time. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Lots of offerings for 2 days retreat (22nd - 23rd July 2023). We offered vegetables, fruits, biscuits, carbonated drinks and many more. Do join us next time. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
We have a few new retreatants this round. Through the guidance of Pastor Seng Piow, all of them completed the retreat successfully. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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We have a few new retreatants this round. Through the guidance of Pastor Seng Piow, all of them completed the retreat successfully. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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#Throwback 22nd July 2023, Kechara Penang Study Group DS retreat, led by Pastor Seng Piow. By Jacinta
When you're in Penang, do drop by at Penang Chapel @ 49, Jalan Seang Tek for our weekly Dorje Shugden puja & Swift Return Puja. You'll get to fulfill your wishes, overcome problems and perhaps you can get protection from negativities and harm too. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Spain 160,953
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Sri Lanka 128,762
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Russia 114,691
Hong Kong 114,218
China 107,718
Romania 104,740
Mexico 97,736
New Zealand 93,880
Switzerland 88,746
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Pakistan 82,184
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