Nepal Pilgrimage Full Videos

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In October 2008, I led a group of 61 pilgrims to Nepal to visit the holy power places in Kathmandu valley. During the pilgrimage, I gave many Dharma talks to set our motivation correctly and many explanations on the significance of the various holy places which had made our pilgrimage a so much more meaningful and a powerful spiritual experience.

Some of these places are kept by families from generation to generation. They are not open to the public, only to Sangha members and serious practitioners.

Do watch the precious 4-part pilgrimage videos and take a look at the photos…they are of sacred places that we got a chance to visit.

Tsem Rinpoche

 

Nepal Pilgrimage with H.E. Tsem Rinpoche (Part 1 of 4)

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Nepal Pilgrimage with H.E. Tsem Rinpoche (Part 2 of 4)

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Nepal Pilgrimage with H.E. Tsem Rinpoche (Part 3 of 4)

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Nepal Pilgrimage with H.E. Tsem Rinpoche (Part 4 of 4)

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In October 2008, I led a group of 61 pilgrims to Nepal to visit the holy power places in Kathmandu valley.

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During our pilgrimage, we stayed at the comfortable Kathmandu Guest House in Thamel. Thamel is a bustling area where there are a lot of tourists and locals selling things.

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On the first day, I gave a talk to set the right motivation for this pilgrimage and I also explained the significance of the sacred sites that we were going to visit.

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We made a lot of wonderful butterlamp offerings to Chenrezig along with garlands of marigold flowers. It is very powerful to make strong prayers in holy sites.

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After some prayers, we made heartfelt dedications towards Chenrezig and all the Buddhas.

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This photo was taken whilst I was explaining the benefits and blessings of Tara.

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In this photo, we are standing within the compound of the Boudhanath Stupa, the largest stupa in Nepal!

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We took a group photo at one of the holiest Buddhist sites in the world, the Boudhanath Stupa. This is a big group…but even bigger stupa! hehe

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As the sun was setting, I gave a talk on the significance of the Boudhanath Stupa

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Everyday, I would give a little motivational talk before we set out on our journey. It’s good to keep our motivation right every day. It helps us make the most out of visiting holy places that are rare to visit.

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Guru Rinpoche sealed his blessings with a hand print on the stone wall next to the entrance of his cave. I placed my forehead on it to make aspirational prayers.

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I explained the history of this cave and told the pilgrims the aspiration that they should make here.

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The Torana gateway above the main entrance of the Chenrezig temple is exquisitely carved with images of Chenrezig and two Taras

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I love the ancient Tara statues that are placed on pedestals outside the Chenrezig temple

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I enjoy making offerings to the Buddhas as I can see and feel its benefits, so I advocate that my students and friends do the same

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This whole Nepalese pilgrimage was filmed by our very own film department Kechara InMotion

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Letting the pilgrims know the history and origin of this place makes them have more faith in the holy statue of White Tara inside this unassuming chapel

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At every shrine, I ensure that the pilgrims circumambulate the holy site as it is the customary tradition to venerate such power places

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Around the Bouddhanath stupa, there are many butterlamps that pilgrims can offer to the Three Jewels

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This is apparently a long life shrine as it is dedicated to Namgyalma, Amitayus and White Tara

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Monks perform Tara puja regularly to the self arisen Tara image on the rock

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A shrine was built surrounding the self arisen Tara image

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I had my students and friends hug one another as one of the ways to rejoice in the day’s good deeds

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Thamel is Kathmandu’s tourist haven with all its shops, restaurants, bars, and supermarkets

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We also went to visit the self-arising Tara temple in Pharping.


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This is me giving an explanation on the significance of the self-arising Tara temple.

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We made a lot of butterlamp offerings to the beautiful mother Tara.

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Here is a close-up photo of the self-arising Tara that seems to get clearer each year due to numerous prayers and virtuous aspirations being made here.

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This is us walking towards the Guru Rinpoche meditational caves.

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The cave here in Pharping is believed to have been used by Guru Rinpoche for Tantric meditational retreats before he went to Tibet.

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A sincere Nyingma monk outside Guru Rinpoche’s cave came to greet me.

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Upon arriving at the Vajrayogini temple at Pharping, I gave a short talk before we went in to have audience with Vajrayogini.

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We went to Patan where I gave a little talk upon reaching the courtyard. Our intention was not to visit this beautiful stupa but a hidden Vajrayogini-in-midflight shrine nearby!

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The next day, we visited Bijashwari Vajrayogini temple and for auspicious reasons, I gave my students and friends the very, very sacred 8-line praise to Vajrayogini to recite.

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We went to Swayambhunath hill and came to the Temple of the Doors.

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The Temple of the Doors is actually the entrance to the underground cavern of Kathmandu valley, believed to be where the 18 arhats reside. Hence, we made prayers for long life to practice the Dharma.

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The famous gilded Swayambhunath Stupa, one of the holiest sites in Nepal.

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Here I am giving a short talk together with the other 61 pilgrims.

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At Pashupati riverbank, we made lots of offerings at Tilopa and Naropa’s caves. This is where Tilopa and Naropa is believed to have meditated.

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This is us walking down a flight of stairs down the hill towards an old temple…

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There are many stray dogs in Nepal, some are taken care of and some are not…just like anywhere else in the world. It’s still very saddening to see hungry mumus everywhere…

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I performed an auspicious puja to Vajrayogini within Naropa’s very own meditational cave.

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This white face of Chenrezig is one of the 3 arisen brothers of ancient times

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The caretaker of the White Tara temple gave me red sindhura powder to anoint my friends and students

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Nepal is very backwards but it is very rich spiritually because it is very much a part of daily life here

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I was in solemn prayer as I entered the meditational cave of Naropa and Tiilopa at Sangkhu Monastery

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I am glad to have brought Datuk May Phng on this pilgrimage as she had spiritually grown so much

 

Some of the holy sites we visited:

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Chenrezig Temple – This little old chapel hidden away behind some busy streets has as its centrepiece a beautiful two-armed Chenrezig statue, known in Tibetan as Jowa Samling Karmo. There are three identical Chenrezig statues which are often referred to as the Self-Arisen Three Brothers. One of them is in this chapel in Kathmandu; another in the main cathedral in Lhasa, Tibet and the last in Dharamsala, with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. Here, all pilgrims recited the Eight Verses of Thought Transformation together, and Chenrezig’s mantra, Om Mani Peme Hung.

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Tara Chapel – A quaint, tiny chapel in the middle of a busy square houses three statues of Tara – Yellow Tara, White Tara and Green Tara – all of which are so alive, they look like they might just get up and give you a hug at any moment! H.H. Trijang Rinpoche has said that the white Tara statue in this chapel flew in from Tibet to Nepal. We don’t know if this is literal or metaphorical, but as H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche notes, this statue must be something special if Trjiang Rinpoche himself speaks of it as being so holy. While there, everyone recited a prayer of incense offering to Tara before we each had the chance to have audience with the three magical Taras and offer our individual prayers to her.

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Boudhanath Stupa – This most famous, iconic stupa in the heart of Kathmandu holds relics of Buddha Shakyamuni and is highly revered by all in Nepal. Hundreds of devotees gather at Boudhanath every day to circumambulate, recite prayers and turn the prayer wheels located at the base of the enormous stupa. All the pilgrims circumambulated the stupa with Rinpoche. As we walked around, Rinpoche pointed out to us many of the other practitioners who had come after work to also circumambulate, make prostrations and meditate at the stupa. Here, Rinpoche noted, people use every opportunity they have to create merit and engage in spiritual practice – it really is a part of their daily lives.

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The self-arising Tara @ Parphing – The self-arising Tara started off as nothing more than a rock! One day many years ago, a meditator in the area recognised that an image of Tara was forming on the rock. Devotees built a covering over it and as more and more people came to pay homage and give donations, enough was collected to build a chapel around the rock. The image of Tara that spontaneously arose from the rock grows clearer and more defined every year. Pilgrims who went to Nepal three years ago saw for themselves how much clearer the outlines were this time round. Monks at the chapel do Tara pujas there all day. Devotees can also give donations for them to do Tara pujas on their behalf. The monks there further shared that eventually all 21 forms of Tara will arise on the rock. Slight protrusions of hands, feet or parts of faces are already appearing around the main form of Green Tara. Next to the Tara, another very big image of the Hindu god, Ganesha, has also spontaneously arisen on the same rock. The chapel is dedicated to both Ganesha and Tara, marking the joyous harmony between the two religions in Nepal.

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Guru Rinpoche’s Cave – Guru Rinpoche, who brought Buddhism from India to Tibet, stopped in Nepal on his way to Tibet and meditated at this very cave that we visited. As he left, he left an imprint of his hand on the outside of the cave, which still carries many blessings with it today. Many pilgrims continue to visit this site to make butterlamp offerings and prayers within the cave, or to touch their heads on the handprint outside. Many nuns and monks also live around the area – all 60 of us had the good fortune to individually receive blessings and prayers from an old meditator, who had been in retreat in a small room just around the corner from the cave.

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Vajrayogini Chapel @ Parphing – Like many of the chapels in Kathmandu, this most special Vajrayogini chapel began as a family’s personal place of worship. It was handed down and maintained through the generations, garnering greater and greater reverence from practitioners who soon came to pay homage and worship. We all gathered at the sunny courtyard below, before going up to the chapel itself. There, Rinpoche led us through several very powerful prayers, including a powa meditation that he had never done with students before (this was just an exception, and pilgrims were advised never to repeat this practice on their own again). The chapel is very small and quite old, but the sacredness of the place is well preserved. The central image is a Vajrayogini statue with one leg up, over which countless offerings from over the years have been made. Little butterlamp offerings and garlands of flowers surround Vajrayogini, and all of us, in groups of five, also had the chance to made a butterlamp offering to her with our wishes.

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Vajrayogini Chapel @ Mahaboddhi Stupa, Patan – Patan, a little artists’ colony is better known for its craftsmanship and the highly intricate, detailed and beautiful statues that are produced there. However, right in the middle of a busy row of shops, another special secret lies. Through a little alley, we found the Mahaboddhi Stupa, recreated to look just like the original one in Bodhgaya, which commemorates the place that Lord Buddha gained Enlightenment. Because many people were unable to make the sacred pilgrimage to Bodhgaya itself, this was created so the locals could still pay homage. Above the stupa, in one of the surrounding buildings, is a tiny Vajrayogini Chapel, with a blessed statue of a flying Vajrayogini. Usually closed off to the public, this chapel is highly guarded and considered extremely sacred and special to the local Nepalese. However, we were granted special permission to have audience with this holy Vajrayogini and to offer butterlamps. Barely three people could go up at a time, so while we waited our turn, everyone jointly recited Vajrayogini prayers. These were not usually to be read by people without initiation, but Rinpoche had given a special exception during these few days for pilgrims to create a connection with Vajrayogini.

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Vijashwari Vajrayogini Chapel – This Vajrayogini Chapel, just a short walk away from Swayambunath is special for the four forms of Vajrayogini that it contains – flying Vajrayogini, Vajravarahi, Vajrayogini with one leg up, and Naro Kacho, the form that we practise today. Though the chapel itself is quite small, and only about three people can fit in at a time, the surrounding courtyard is spacious and beautiful, with many surrounding images of Vajrayogini and other deities. We all had the chance to have individual audiences with the four Vajrayoginis, with Rinpoche standing beside each of us to guide us through prayers as we offered up butterlamps. It was an extra auspicious visit at this holy chapel too for many new beginnings were announced here. Two of our Dharma friends decided to seal their relationship by getting married and exchanging rings inside the chapel, in front of all Vajrayoginis! It was also announced that two new friends would be joining two very big departments in the organisation – our retreat centre committee and Kechara Media and Publications. The pilgrimage had truly inspired these two wonderful ladies to step up their involvement in spiritual work, to be a part of bringing Dharma to the world! In the heart of Vajrayogini’s chapel, three of Rinpoche’s close students also requested for a Vajrayogini practice; in receiving a wonderful selfless practice, they each also offered up individual commitments to Dharma practice and work. It was sunny, the skies were blue and energies were on top form. A most marvellous, auspicious day for everything enlightened!

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Swayambunath Stupa – The second largest stupa of Nepal, which also houses Buddha’s relics. Surrounding this stupa are many, many other little small stupas which people, pigeons and stray dogs circumambulate all day long. Many other Buddha images can also be found all along the sides of the stupa – half the fun is circumambulating the stupa and looking through the carved niches to identify which Buddha might be sitting inside! Like at all other holy sites in Kathmandu, one can offer butterlamps to the Three Jewels at little butterlamp stalls situated around the kora or circumambulation path.

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Manjushri’s Teaching Site – Just a short walk away from Swayambunath Stupa is a famed courtyard, where it is said that the Buddha of Wisdom, Manjushri, gives Dharma teachings once a year to celestial beings. The place itself is just a simple bare courtyard with not much more than a few prayer wheels, but the energy is vibrant there and it is a most auspicious place to connect with the wisdom energies of Manjushri. There, all the pilgrims were very fortunate to receive the lhung (oral transmission) of Manjushri’s mantra from Rinpoche. We then all recited Gangloma, Praise to Manjushri and his mantra right in the middle of Manjushri’s most blessed and sacred site.

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Naropa and Tilopa Caves @ Pashupati – Naropa is said to have diligently followed his Guru, Tilopa for 12 years, serving him quietly and anonymously from afar without receiving even a word of recognition and not a single Dharma teaching. After 12 years, when Tilopa finally recognised all his effort and immense devotion, Naropa began receiving teachings from Tilopa. Naropa received the Vajrayogini teachings, began practice and received direct visions of her within six months. The form of Vajrayogini that we practise today originates from Naropa himself. This caves that we had the great merit to visit was where Naropa engaged in Vajrayogini retreat and gained visions of her – from here, the teachings were passed down to local Nepalese disciples, and from there, through the generations, it has gone all over the world. Tilopa, his Guru, also meditated in the cave just next to it. As Rinpoche recited prayers within Naropa’s cave, the pilgrims each had the chance to look into each cave, recite their individual prayers and make butterlamp offerings around the area. There, we were all encouraged to pray that we too may be able to develop the same Guru devotion as Naropa had and to gain the same practice and attainments of Vajrayogini, in the lineage that he began. Later, Rinpoche even kindly posed for a photograph with every one of us within the cave, next to a holy, energised and beautiful statue of the great mahasiddha Naropa.

 

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  1. Samfoonheei on Jan 25, 2019 at 12:20 pm

    Beautiful pictures and interesting videos …….thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing. Great knowledge for us to learn and what to expect during a pilgrimage visiting Holy places. Even it an old post yet its full of learning and teachings for me. In future when I go on a pilgrimage I could do more and be ready . Glad to see so many pilgrims from Kechara with Rinpoche on this fruitful pilgrimage. Rejoice .
    May Rinpoche stays healthy to continue turning the Dharma wheel to benefits all sentient beings . May all have a great understanding of dharma, excellent good health, wisdom and all wishes come true.

  2. Anne Ong on Mar 14, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these wonderful pictures and videos from your pilgrimage trip. If i’m not mistaken, I remembered watching these videos and also read some sutras during the same time, and noticed many purifications happened during end of 2015.

  3. Jayce Goh on Jun 19, 2016 at 12:00 am

    It was a very special trip lead by Tsem Rinpoche . The pilgrims has the faith and good karma to go on a pilgrimage with HE Tsem Rinpoche .Rinpoche Lead the pilgrims to all the spiritual significance site and give dharma talk all along the journey . How blessed …. Students feeling really rejoice for each other .

  4. Nibha Sthapit on May 17, 2014 at 2:02 am

    It’s really nice to see the praise and appreciation of Nepal the pilgrimage site and the blessed ones.

  5. jose valdemar caruso on May 16, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    auspicioso

  6. jose valdemar caruso on May 16, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    exuberante e auspicioso!

  7. Wylfred Ng on Nov 27, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    Wow, i never knew that Nepal is such an interesting place!!!!

    The video really touched me a lot especially the Tara chapel.
    I read from this blog that the White Tara statue in the Tara chapel flew all the way from Tibet to Nepal.

    I wish that i can visit all those holy sites to pay homage to all the enlighten deity.

  8. Felix Kong on Jul 29, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    Very fortunate that i had visit this holy places and make butterlamp offerings. This places very beautiful and peaceful , I hope can visit again 🙂 Thank you Rinpoche for sharing .

  9. Wan Wai Meng on Jul 16, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    So many fortunate pilgrims who are able get seeds of Vajrayogini while making pilgrimage to the holy places of Vajrayogini. This is where the ‘Naro Kacho’ Vajrayogini tradition began with Naropa. I have always wanted to read the full story about Naropa since I read a part of his story in a bookstore in Scotland.

  10. Darren Kechara Paradise on Jul 5, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    Such a beautiful and holy place of Nepal. I really wish to visit again in near future. Thank you for sharing the pictures and video. 🙂

  11. shelly tai on Jun 24, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Shelly tai on 24 June at 419pm
    Very beautiful picture one day iI would like to go there. By looking into the picture i also can feel how bless it is to be with Rinpoche. Thank you Rinpoche for posting this video

  12. uncle eddie on Jun 22, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    Across the World and throughout the ages, religious people have made pilgrimages. Many great teachers of the Buddhist tradition maintained the practice of pilgrimages and paying respects to the Holy sites. It is a well-known fact that Nepal, the sacred land of Lord Buddha is a sanctified place of unfathomable faith and devotion, not only for Nepalese but for all those who advocate World peace and follow the Buddhadharma. The lucky people who joined and followed the above Nepal pilgrimage led by Rinpoche must have had a good accumulation of virtuous karma to be able to do so! All of them were able to personally partake in the efficacy of the pilgrimage with virtuous activities, like prostrations and masse offerings done at Boudhanath and Swayambhunata stupas, being the largest and holiest sites in Nepal. Butterlamps offerings too, were made to mother Tara, Chenrizig and at Manjushri, Vajrayoini, Naropa and Tilopa,s sacred sites!!! We greatly rejoice at your “one-in-a-million” chance of your virtuous Karma acts ripening at the best of times. Om Mani Padme Hum.

  13. Jay Jae on Jun 20, 2013 at 1:33 am

    Nepal, a neighboring country to Tibet, the land filled with mystics since its first inception. Nepal is of course no different as a melting pot for all sorts of mysticism coming altogether like a melting pot of religions predominantly Hinduism and Buddhism.

    The richness of the color, smell, taste, touch and even the thought of it brings a lot of inquisitiveness in us. The Buddhas in their infinite compassion and skillful means have worked their way in transforming all that finds pleasing to our aggregates into Nepal. Nepal whose name captivates even those who hears her name is one of the holiest power sites in the world.

    Rinpoche brings new insight onto this ancient country in this pilgrimage bridging stories of the old in relations to problems and solutions for today. It is amazing how a pilgrimage can be fortified to reach its highest potential to clear our own spiritual obscurations and help open up seeds we have in us. In these videos, walk with Rinpoche on a journey so special, you won’t look at life the same again!

  14. Jessica Yap on Jun 19, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Every place that Rinpoche brought the pilgrims to were nothing short of spectacular. After knowing the stories behind the magnificent places makes the place more special! Rinpoche makes such a great storyteller/Dharma teacher/tourguide. hehe

    SUCH beautiful places in Nepal! I really wish I could visit these holy places to be blessed and do my prayers there. Would be fantastic if Rinpoche could travel with us as well. hehe The lucky 61 pilgrims have such good merits to be traveling in Nepal with Rinpoche!

    Luckily Kechara Discovery organizes pilgrimages to Nepal/India from time to time. So now everyone can go! and now, to save up and go! =)

    Thank you for sharing, Rinpoche!

  15. Sharon Saw on Jun 19, 2013 at 11:11 am

    This was a very special trip. Anyone who has the extreme good karma to go on a pilgrimage with HE Tsem Rinpoche is very blessed because Rinpoche will make sure that the pilgrims all know the spiritual significance of each site we visit and of course the wonderful dharma talks in between. The trip was jam packed with activities because there was so much to see!

    Thank you Rinpoche for that amazing trip and now at least those who were not able to make it can watch the videos and see the photographs. Also, they can see the splendid book by Paul Yap and David Lai, “Vajrayogini And Other Sacred Power Places In Nepal”, which is richly illustrated with photographs from this pilgrimage http://vajrasecrets.com/books/english-books/vajrayogini-and-other-sacred-power-places-in-nepal.html in English and http://vajrasecrets.com/books/chinese-books/vajrayogini-and-other-sacred-power-places-in-nepal.html in Chinese.

    I have promised to take my son Sean to Nepal ever since 2008 when he couldn’t go because he had exams.. in hindsight perhaps he should have just missed the exams!! Perhaps i will take him this year if i can.

    • Su Ming on Jun 21, 2013 at 12:51 pm

      I agree with you sharon. This was one of a very few amazing trip I have ever been. So much educational values when u travel with Rinpoche. So much to learn. Because of this trip, I am able to take more people to Nepal to inspire them especially on all the holy sites.

      Nepal is a country if I have not gone with Rinpoche, I would never ever thought I could like Kathmandu. In fact after that trip, I fell in love with the place and am still looking forward to my coming trip there soon this year amongst my many many trips made there already.

  16. Jill Yam on Jun 19, 2013 at 10:59 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the aacred pilgrimage. I would most definitely love to visit these holy places on of these days should there be another pilgrimage trip. All the beautiful stupas and buddha images feels so real.

  17. James Long on Jun 18, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    我很幸运能够和仁波切和一群朋友一起去朝圣。这些开始,照片,现在重看,都是历历在目,很多美好的记忆。

  18. Darren Kechara Paradise on Jun 18, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Very well compiled and easy to read, Thank you KIM and blog team for the hard work. 🙂

  19. Datuk May on Jun 18, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    It was the most amazing trip I ever had in my life. What I learnt on that trip turned my world upside down but in the most positive way. The main lesson for me was to realise the purpose of this short precious human life, to benefit others. Otherwise we may never have seen all those wondrous sights which were legacies left by all the great previous benefactors who made a difference to all those who have the positive Karma to see these legacies and be moved to a bigger purpose in life.

    May we create the merits to have such a trip again with Rinpoche. For sure I will take my family along.

  20. Patsy on Jun 17, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for sharing this. I have visited these holy sites before but would love to go again to make offerings and aspiring prayers…..

  21. Lim (KH JB) on Jun 16, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing these holy pictures that taken at all holy places…

    I wish myself can go for Pilgrimage in Nepal in near future to get know more about the history of Buddha…

    And also wish that can make offering over there, may i collect more Merits to do so…

  22. Erik Yeh on Jun 16, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this. I would definitely love to visit the places and would have never learnt about the holy places hidden away in nooks and crannies, if not for your post. Thank you once again Rinpoche for sharing the pictures and videos.

  23. Soon Huat on Jun 16, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    Thank You Rinpoche for leading the Pilgrimage in Nepal and sharing such the wonderful information and teaching with us. Patsy has given the book about the photo taken in Pilgrimage. I admired the statue and temples a lot. After watching the video with your teaching, I appreciate it with full of my heart. I am touched and almost tear. Thank You Rinpoche. I will follow you whatever you said without questions.

  24. karen on Jun 16, 2013 at 10:23 am

    I enjoyed looking at all of the holy pictures. Thank-you Rinpoche!!!

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  • S.Prathap
    Thursday, Apr 9. 2020 05:42 PM
    Pujas are definitely powerful and can alleviate dangers and harm immediately to counter the problem and disturbances that is currently arising. It also means that we create demerits and negative karma for ourselves which will deter the enlightened being to help us when we are in need.
    Puja is needed to clear our negative karma and collect merits as well.The instructions given by oracle when take trance is a guideline for us to achieve our goals.Thank you so much for the good article
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 9. 2020 03:08 PM
    In Buddhist tradition, Maitreya the future Buddha,who will achieve complete
    enlightenment, and teach the pure dharma. According to scriptures, Maitreya will be a successor to the present Buddha, Gautama Buddha, presently a bodhisattva residing in the Tushita heaven. Maitreya will appear as the fifth universal Buddha of this world age and turn the wheel of Dharma for the benefit of all. Depicted with Dorje Shugden who is an emanation of the Buddha of Wisdom in this beautiful art painting thangka. Merely looking at this thangka is a blessing.
    Thank you for this sharing. May the artist continue with his good work.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-buddha-of-the-future-maitreya
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 9. 2020 03:05 PM
    Arya Tara, also known as Jetsun Dolma in Tibetan Buddhism, is a female Bodhisattva in Mahayana and Vajrayana. She is known as the “mother of liberation” and is the Goddess of peacefulness, long life and protection. She embodies inner and outer peace bringing spiritual clarity and purity to those who seek her help. Arya Tara who symbolizes the activity of all the Buddhas , to work tirelessly to liberate all beings until samsara is emptied. She made her vows to be reborn in a female form again and again. Arya Tara, along with the Dorje Shugden who is an emanation of the Buddha of Wisdom, Manjushri in this beautiful thangka paints a thousand words.
    Thank you for this sharing , its a beautiful thangka.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-swift-liberator-arya-tara
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 9. 2020 03:03 PM
    Namche Bazaar a traditional Sherpa village is a beautifully crafted Himalayan town which is nestled along the crescent shaped hill slopes. It is truly a place worth visiting by many trekkers who are on the verge of making their journey deep into the gorgeous Khumbu region. It is also the staging point for expeditions to Everest and other Himalayan peaks in the area. Namche Bazaar is one of the main stops on the trail up to Everest Base Camp for trekkers from all over the world. Here trekkers or visitors will get to enjoy the clearest views of the beautiful mountainous landscape of Himalaya. A beautiful place with natural surroundings will be good to visit. Wish to some day.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/namche-bazaar
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Apr 8. 2020 09:36 PM
    He is well known as the father of yoga in the West, who has devoted his life to the spread of knowledge about the techniques of yoga meditation. His Yoga teachings are widely practiced around the world by many from various faiths, backgrounds, races, and nationalities.
    The sacred sounds invite positive beings to inhabit our environment, expels negative beings and brings the sound of growth to the land, animals, water and plants. Thank you for the good article.
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Apr 8. 2020 05:58 PM
    Beautiful architectural and unique structures of sixty-four Yogini Temple of Hirapur, India. It is the smallest temple among the list of four major surviving 64 Yogini temples in India. The temple is beautifully well preserved, quite remarkable given the fact that this shrine is only one of a handful traditional form of Yogini temples in India that still exist. This Hirapur shrine is indeed very unique in many ways. Wish I could visit this amazing someday.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David Lai for this wonderful sharing of the sixty-four yoginis of these temples are believed to be none other than celestial dakinis in reality .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/sixty-four-yogini-temple-of-hirapur.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Apr 8. 2020 05:55 PM
    According to Buddhism, the world in which we live and all that happens to us is a result of our past actions. Past harmful actions create unhappiness results and skilful actions create happy results. One way to purify obstacles we experience due to our past harmful action is through prayers and pujas. The power of prayers derives from the sincere motivation of the person asking for prayers, as well as the pure mind of the persons performing the prayers. It is said that prayers performed by lamas are especially powerful and effective as they are done on the basis of pure morality. There are many types of pujas which can be performed for various purposes for the dying, for the deceased and for sickness. All depending on one request and recording to one’s needs with specific problems . Removing these obstacles will help us to achieve happiness and good fortune in all our activities. We are so fortunate to learn, practice some of the pujas at Kechara Forest Retreat. Many people have truly benefited from these pujas done when with concentration and faith.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this extensive article pujas which I have better knowledge of other pujas other that what I knew.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/the-power-of-prayers.html
  • sarassitham
    Wednesday, Apr 8. 2020 01:54 AM
    We all have to realize that there are many strange things that we need to be explore and to understand better. Thank you for the sharing it very interesting to know about the 10 most terrifying supernatural house and place on this earth.
  • S.Prathap
    Tuesday, Apr 7. 2020 02:40 PM
    After reading this article I came to realize I have plenty to know. I get to understand a little much more knowledge of the Body of a Buddha. The details of the 32 marks and there are teachings of each mark.
    Reading this gives me a whole new understanding into Buddha images, and their importance.Thank you very much for the informative article.
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Apr 7. 2020 01:48 PM
    Ksitigarbha is a bodhisattva primarily revered in East Asian Buddhism . Usually depicted as a monk with a nimbus around his shaved head, he carries a staff to force open the gates of hell and a wish-fulfilling jewel to light up the darkness.In Tibetan thangkas, he is often depicted as a classical seated Bodhisattva with crown. He is regarded as the bodhisattva of hell beings. Well known for his greatest compassionate Vow being, that is not to achieve Buddhahood until all hells are emptied. In this beautiful thangka he is depicted with Dorje Shugden an emanation of the Buddha of Wisdom, Manjushri. Dorje Shugden who is a Dharma Protector in order to safeguard the Buddha’s teachings.
    Thank you for this beautiful thangka.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/ksitigarbha-the-saviour
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Apr 7. 2020 01:45 PM
    Machig Labdron was a renowned 11th-century Tibetan tantric Buddhist practitioner, teacher and yogini who originated several Tibetan lineages of the Vajrayana practice of Chod . She is often depicted with the attributes of a dakini, a representation of enlightened female energy. Together with Buddha Shakyamuni, Padampa Sangye, Vajravarahi, Green Tara, Prajnaparamita, Chang Shon, Troma Nagmo and Dorje Shugden as depicted in this beautiful thangka.
    Thank you for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-founder-of-chod-machig-labdron
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Apr 7. 2020 01:43 PM
    Black Manjushri is the wrathful healing form of Manjushri that helps us to heal our deep inner negative emotions and mental suffering. Those suffering from aggressive and assertive diseases such as cancer, AIDS , heart disease or those who are prone to negative emotions. Black Manjushri ‘s practice is indeed very beneficial in healing as long as one have faith. It is widely practiced by Gelug practitioners and other lineage as well. Black Manjushri purifies contaminations and impurities. In this thangka , Black Manjushri is depicted with Dorje Shugden who is an emanation of the Buddha of Wisdom, Manjushri. Beautiful and powerful thangka to have it in our home.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-wrathful-healing-form-of-manjushri-black-manjushri
  • sarassitham
    Monday, Apr 6. 2020 10:29 PM
    Wow! Great to know the effect of mantra stone, an interesting article to know the powerful way of offering and the blessing. I understand that mantra is a form of meditation that has existed for a long time but offering mantra stone to deity is something new to understand.

    Thank you for the wonderful sharing and I am blessed to come across a beautiful message on offering mantra stone and the benefit behind it.
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Apr 6. 2020 03:40 PM
    Kuan Yin is one of the major deities in Buddhism and one of the most popular deities. Also known as the Goddess of Mercy and Compassion . Kuan Yin is regarded as male in India, and slowly transformed to have a female image in China. She is known for her kindness and can also be regarded as an icon of femininity in modern Buddhism. In this beautiful thangka Kuan Yin is depicted with Wei Tuo who is the great Dharma Protector in Buddhism who protects the Dharma, the teachings of the Buddha and those who cultivate the Dharma. Together with Dorje Shugden also a Dharma protector in order to safeguard the Buddha’s teachings. Dorje Shugden who is an emanation of the Buddha of Wisdom, Manjushri as depicted makes a powerful thangka to have.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/goddess-kuan-yin-the-embodiment-of-compassion
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Apr 6. 2020 03:38 PM
    Born into a noble family the 16th Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorje was spiritual leader of the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. He was well respected and consulted by high lamas of other lineages. He was given many names expressing this respect, including “King of the Yogis”. Interesting short life history of a great lama.
    Lama Jigme Rinpoche an accomplished teacher of the Kagyu lineage has once said….
    “Although the 16th Karmapa appeared and acted as a human being, his mind was completely open, without any limitation. He knew everything in an instant and without having to think about it.”
    Depicted in this beautiful thangka with Dorje Shugden who is an emanation of the Buddha of Wisdom, Manjushri. He took the form of a Dharma protector in order to safeguard the Buddha’s teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/his-holiness-the-16th-karmapa-rangjung-rigpe-dorje

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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
10 months ago
High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
This is pretty amazing!

First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
10 months ago
This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
11 months ago
My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
11 months ago
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
11 months ago
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
11 months ago
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
11 months ago
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
11 months ago
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
11 months ago
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
11 months ago
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
11 months ago
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
11 months ago
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
11 months ago
DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
11 months ago
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
11 months ago
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
11 months ago
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
11 months ago
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
11 months ago
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
11 months ago
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
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Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
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Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
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Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 weeks ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 weeks ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
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Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
Dear Kecharians and friends, We are pleased to announce that as part of the preparations for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's reliquary stupas and incarnation chapel, mantra rolling sessions have begun in Kechara Forest Retreat. We are calling for volunteers to join us in this holy activity. DATE Daily starting 5th March 2020 until further notice TIME (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 10pm (2) Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm VENUE Art Studio (Kechara Saraswati Arts) Kechara Forest Retreat If you're interested, kindly contact: Wong Yew Kien 012-3717896 or Karen Chong 012-7710289 We look forward to seeing you soon!
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Dear Kecharians and friends, We are pleased to announce that as part of the preparations for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's reliquary stupas and incarnation chapel, mantra rolling sessions have begun in Kechara Forest Retreat. We are calling for volunteers to join us in this holy activity. DATE Daily starting 5th March 2020 until further notice TIME (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 10pm (2) Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm VENUE Art Studio (Kechara Saraswati Arts) Kechara Forest Retreat If you're interested, kindly contact: Wong Yew Kien 012-3717896 or Karen Chong 012-7710289 We look forward to seeing you soon!
Join us for a Peaceful Fire Puja based on Dorje Shugden’s pacifying form. This blessed puja will be conducted at the future site of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s outdoor reliquary stupa to pacify obstacles and for the success of the project. EVENT DETAILS • Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020 • Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm • Venue: Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong Admission is free, all are welcome. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES • Healing from illness and disease • Overcoming obstacles • Purifying past negative deeds and negative karma • Calming the environment, natural disasters and calamities • Helping the deceased to take a good rebirth • Accumulation of merits for spiritual realisations and attainments
1 month ago
Join us for a Peaceful Fire Puja based on Dorje Shugden’s pacifying form. This blessed puja will be conducted at the future site of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s outdoor reliquary stupa to pacify obstacles and for the success of the project. EVENT DETAILS • Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020 • Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm • Venue: Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong Admission is free, all are welcome. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES • Healing from illness and disease • Overcoming obstacles • Purifying past negative deeds and negative karma • Calming the environment, natural disasters and calamities • Helping the deceased to take a good rebirth • Accumulation of merits for spiritual realisations and attainments
Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
1 month ago
Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
Kechara Earth Project- new site at Damansara
2 months ago
Kechara Earth Project- new site at Damansara
For those who did not manage to join in for our Loma Gyonma mantra recitation, here's the prayer that you can do daily at home as a preventive measure to ward off unwanted infections and illnesses, especially contagious diseases such as Coronavirus & H1N1. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 months ago
For those who did not manage to join in for our Loma Gyonma mantra recitation, here's the prayer that you can do daily at home as a preventive measure to ward off unwanted infections and illnesses, especially contagious diseases such as Coronavirus & H1N1. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. To receive the blessings of Loma Gyonma, the Goddess of Healing and Epidemic Diseases, and to pray for all who are at risk from the novel coronavirus to be healed and protected. -photo credit Cynthia Ng - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 months ago
Special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. To receive the blessings of Loma Gyonma, the Goddess of Healing and Epidemic Diseases, and to pray for all who are at risk from the novel coronavirus to be healed and protected. -photo credit Cynthia Ng - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Back during the H1N1 outbreak in 2009, Rinpoche advised everyone to quickly accumulate 25,000 recitations of Loma Gyonma’s essence mantra ASAP, combined with daily recitation of both Loma Gyonma and Shize’s mantra. In view of the current situation with the global spread of the novel coronavirus, you are invited to a special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. DATE: Saturday, 15 February 2020 TIME: 3.00pm - 6.30pm VENUE: Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat
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Back during the H1N1 outbreak in 2009, Rinpoche advised everyone to quickly accumulate 25,000 recitations of Loma Gyonma’s essence mantra ASAP, combined with daily recitation of both Loma Gyonma and Shize’s mantra. In view of the current situation with the global spread of the novel coronavirus, you are invited to a special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. DATE: Saturday, 15 February 2020 TIME: 3.00pm - 6.30pm VENUE: Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat
Mr. Chan Weng Khong & Yee Mun released the birds after the mantra recitations. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Mr. Chan Weng Khong & Yee Mun released the birds after the mantra recitations. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG has carried out monthly Animals Liberation activity at DR Park, Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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KISG has carried out monthly Animals Liberation activity at DR Park, Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Children are all excited to the Kids Camp. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children are all excited to the Kids Camp. Lin Mun KSDS
Kids Camp 2019 - Visiting Kechara Farm. Lin Mun KSDS
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Kids Camp 2019 - Visiting Kechara Farm. Lin Mun KSDS
Children learning to do water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children learning to do water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
Painting Vajrayogini tsa tsa during Wesak Day 2019. Lin Mun KSDS
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Painting Vajrayogini tsa tsa during Wesak Day 2019. Lin Mun KSDS
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