Taking Trances

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Oct 10, 2012

(By Tsem Rinpoche)

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Work has started with the huge tractors on KFR land

Dear friends,

Work of clearing the land at Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) has started. The big tractors and other equipment have been at work since October 3rd, 2012. I went to take a look at the progress so far and it was totally exciting. The land looks bigger and longer after clearing of many undergrowths. I did a land blessing and land deity puja while I was there and also gave a talk. The talk was about people taking trances of various supernatural beings. The supernatural beings include benevolent spirits, devas, mountain gods, land gods, negative entities and superior Dharma protectors. I explained who takes trance, the procedure and what is required and what we should be careful of. I also explain the pitfalls and also why trances happen and to who. I explained about trances within the Tibetan tradition in more detail. I went into somewhat of a detail on the preparation required. As it grew dark we moved inside to continue the talk on our land. We have containers on our land. So we can stay overnight if necessary. I gave this talk on trance because I have been asked many questions on this subject for many years and decided to share some information I have learned from my teachers and observation. I hope this will benefit very much.

Taking trance is nothing new and not just in the east. In the West (Greece) the Delphi Oracle was famous for it’s accurate prophecies of the future. Leaders and famous people like Alexander the Great had consulted the Delphi Oracle regarding his conquests and movements. Famous Shamans, Medicine Men/Woman/Priests of South America, North America, Alaska, Siberia, Mongolia, Malaysia, Borneo, Europe and many in Africa up till today can channel or take trance of supernatural beings to help, bless or assist others in their lives. It is still commonly practiced. Some would call it real, some would call it a case of multiple personality or psychosis. I guess the truth is in the outcome. Some are real and some are psychosis.

Please do watch the video to learn more of trances and remember, the best ‘thing’ to enter you is compassion.

My good luck to everyone and good wishes,

Tsem Rinpoche

The talk on trances on our KFR land-October 8th, 2012

Newly cleared road on KFR land which we decided to explore

 

State Oracle of Tibet taking full trance to answer the questions of His Holiness the Dalai Lama

 


 

Divination (‘mo’) Text by Dorje Shugden

This is an important divination (‘mo’) text composed by Dorje Shugden himself. Dorje Shugden took trance of the Choyang Dulzin oracle lama, the senior oracle of Gaden Shartse Monastery, and instantly on the spot composed this text within two hours.

The divination text contains information on how to use dice to do divination for the future and is known to be highly accurate. When practitioners use this text, they will be in direct contact with Dorje Shugden to get answers to questions about the future. It is for those who have good samaya with Dorje Shugden and are free of the eight worldly dharmas to be of benefit to others in divining the future.

Tsem Rinpoche

Mo of Gyalchen Dorje Shugden (Click on the image to download the PDF)

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  1. Samfoonheei on May 2, 2020 at 7:47 pm

    Interesting video on trances tells us all. Thank you Rinpoche for explaining and sharing this teaching. We should not get involved in seeking trance without understanding it. Those oracles are trained, not one or two years but it takes years to be one. We should use Dharma , practice compassion, caring, kindness and have our mind transform instead and not taking trance.

  2. Sahibinden Satılık Daire on Dec 19, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    I like this teaching very much. It is a very interesting video. I personally don’t have much of an experience with oracles and have not much of knowledge about it. Just always hear people talking about taking trance. Now I understand more about it. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this interesting video.

  3. Samfoonheei on Nov 20, 2016 at 2:13 am

    This interesting post..After watching the video and advice ,teaching from Rinpoche now i know better of trances.whats all about .
    None of Kecharian should be taking trance but to study Dharma ,study the Lamrim,take trance of compassion,loving,kindness and forgiveness.I will remember this advice.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing and your teachings.

  4. Anne Ong on Oct 6, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    Full of knowledge and very interesting,informative video about taking trances.Thank you very much Rinpoche for sharing this topic with us _/\_

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  7. Boon on Dec 8, 2013 at 12:08 am

    Thank you very much Rinpoche for sharing this interesting and special taking trances teaching with us .After finished watching the teaching, it enables me to be more understand about the procedures of taking trances, oracle training, the differences between chanelling and taking trances etc. Once again thank you very much Rinpoche for your kindness to sharing this teaching with us!

  8. Wan Wai Meng on Dec 6, 2013 at 12:42 am

    Dealing with supernatural beings is not for the faint hearted. We would be wise to stick to practices and deities that we are absolutely sure we cannot go wrong or expose us to harm.

  9. Erickksiow on Dec 5, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    Was always fascinated in taking trance topic when i first saw Taoism deities in human body. ( It was 10 years back ), always has a discussion with friends, what is going on.. Why like that, what deities inside human body and etc..

    After read about the topic ( Protector ) taking trance in Tibetan Buddhism, explained by Rinpoche, it’s make my self more clear and understand what is going on.

    Thank You for sharing Rinpoche. ( Much appreciated )

    Best Regards : Eric kksiow

  10. Wylfred Ng on Dec 3, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    虽然灵媒或是跳童在马来西亚的华人社会是非常普遍的, 不过在藏传佛教里面有神谕倒是我进入克切拉过后才知道的。

    我本人没有看过所谓的跳童, 就只是知道是神明之类的。

    不过身为一位佛教徒, 我们不可以皈依世间神, 所以我们还是不要接触跳童为妙。

    谢谢仁波切的分享。

  11. Wendy Loh on Dec 3, 2013 at 12:17 am

    Thank you, Rinpoche. It is very easy for a person to fake a trance and take advantage of others. Some even consume drugs to get high so as to appear in a trance. These are very dishonest folks. However, there are genuine oracles who go through proper training with a qualified teacher. No one should meddle with this without a deep understanding of Dharma or other spiritual foundations.

  12. Casteven Lim (KH JB) on Dec 2, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Wow, thanks Rinpoche for repost this article. From the photos above, it remind us for the Muddy road in KFR and Rinpoche cabin in KFR.

    Thanks Rinpoche for the details explanation of taking Trance also, we are so blessed that able to take a look the taking Trances in process. I really feel excited and wish i can pay a visit when taking Trance in process.

    But we are so Fortunate to have Rinpoche being with us, Rinpoche advices and instructions is as same when oracle taking trances. Thanks Rinpoche, may u long life, good health and continue turn the wheel of Dharma in Beautiful Malaysia.

  13. Julien Roth on Dec 1, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    This is such a strong and wise teaching. I would believe that many people would be afraid of trances the first time they see one. Like me, when i first saw a trance i have to say i was very shocked and scared. But as i get used to the thought of people taking trance and how it is a good thing, i get more comfortable to the situation. And after reading this teaching, i now know more. Thank you.

  14. Ck siah on Dec 1, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    谢谢仁波切的分享,关于降神在大马是很普遍的事,在各处大街小巷都不难可以向灵媒问事或找乩童来帮我们解决问题。但是原来很多都是低层次的灵体附身。所以我们可要小心的提防冒牌降神。只要我们跟随仁波切的佛法开示和教诲,就不怕走向错误的修佛道路。

  15. Fong on Dec 1, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    Thank you, Rinpoche for a very illuminating teaching.
    Trances and channelling are too dicey for lay people to delve into.
    We should only rely on the Three Jewels.
    We should practice sincerely to clear our obscurations to enable us to have clarity and purpose.
    Then, we will not be desperate to seek out mediums.

  16. Sean Wang on Dec 1, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Thank you for sharing all this information on trances. It is good to learn that we must not simply dabble in all these subjects without proper preparations as you do not know whether the trance is true or false..

  17. Jim Yeh on Sep 22, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    This is a very insightful video on trances that Rinpoche has shared.

    I can see the allure of oracles and trances and why people seek them, it could be out of desperation or just pure boredom. Even though Rinpoche possess a deep understanding of oracles and trances, Rinpoche’s advice to us is to not dabble in them, as Buddhism is about freeing our minds.

    I really enjoyed this video and Rinpoche’s anecdotes with real life oracles. Rinpoche has also clarified that there are many types of beings who can take trance, some are enlightened and some are not, some have good motivation at first and some do not. These unenlightened beings are just like us.

    Very interesting video. Thank you for sharing this with us Rinpoche.

    Jim

  18. Leu Chong Hin -kH (JB) on Jul 5, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    Thanks for Rinpoches for sharing this topic and feel the contents was so interesting. After gone through the video and it clear some of my doubts. Thanks you.

  19. web sitesi on Jan 24, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    never before heard of such things interesting

  20. Davin on Dec 29, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    I like this teaching very much. It is a very interesting video. I personally don’t have much of an experience with oracles and have not much of knowledge about it. Just always hear people talking about taking trance. Now I understand more about it. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this interesting video.

  21. Joy on Dec 26, 2012 at 4:50 am

    This is an interesting video teaching that basically explains all our curiosity on mediums, trances and channelling the supernatural. This tradition has been kept so alive up till this day and age. People are always curious and running to mediums taking trances for a quick fix not knowing who and what deity or spirit is really entering the medium and not realising the commitment or promise they sealed to the deity/spirit that could possibly cause them harm if they don’t fulfil after they have gotten their wishes. Also what ever is being predicted could also cause harm especially if the “being” that entered is not an “Enlightened” one hence giving a short term solutions which could result in some other consequences.

    That is why we should not go or get so hung up about trances/mediums/fortune tellers etc and if one must, it is best to seek and consult in Dharma Protector oracles like Setrap who is an Enlightened being, who is Amitabha Buddha.

    Thank you Rinpoche for explaining and sharing so much info on trances and on how people become oracles and the arduous training process they need to go through is no easy task. It is also very kind and compassionate of the Dharma protectors to actually take trance and come down to our level to benefit us.

    Yes it is true we should not focus so much on trances and “super powers” such as these, they are just another method used by Dharma protectors to help us on our Dharma path. The real focus and trance we should take is the 6 paramitas, 8 verses, wheel of sharp weapons and Lamrim… wow if we can take trance of those… we’d be Buddhas!

  22. abby F on Nov 8, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, thank you for the teaching. From this teaching I learnt that there is nothing mystery behind trances. Everything is very logic, and we don’t have to criticize anyone for their belief. Rinpoche teaches us the way to protect ourselves, giving us knowledge to differentiate what is good for us.

    One that I remember well is Rinpoche said that it is not who you are or how powerful you are, is who take trance on you. What being take trance on you, this is what matter. And I like which Rinpoche said, we should use Dharma, logic, clarity and Lamrim to solve our problem and this is good for us.

    And thank you Rinpoche for sharing your own experience in the monastery and the female healer story. We can’t get to know all these stories by our own. I agree with what Rinpoche said, the thing that we can rely on, is the 3 Jewels. Clarity and logic can help us to see and observe. And compassion is always the best protection 🙂

  23. Pastor Yek Yee on Nov 2, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Rinpoche gave a good and informative teaching about taking trances, from lower deity to Buddha. After I watched it is open my view of taking trance. Since I am a kid I knew many people went to temple requested media to take trance for finding solution of their problems. Before than I not really trust that, now I believed all is real and it will be happen in our daily life very often.

    Many people like me are curious how something can go into our body and ordered us to do what they want. It is incredible! According to Rinpoche’s teaching we can take trance with various supernatural beings such as benevolent spirits, devas, mountain gods, land deity. However Rinpoche totally not encouraged all of us engaged invited those beings into our body. It is not be consider for everyone because it quite dangerous.
    But for the higher beings, if they taking trance used our body to deliver some very important message to us who needed.

    I think this video teaching is very good for us as a session of for us to share with peoples. Because many people have a wrong view about taking trance. So after watched then shared to our friends who interest in this kind of stuffs. And also remind them; don’t allow any being go into our body. Because this may create very dangerous situation for our selves… we must remember that!

  24. wei theng on Oct 29, 2012 at 1:08 am

    I grew up in a village with exposure to mediums taking trances in Chinese temples. When I learned Buddhism in the university time, I thought all these trance are not ‘real buddhism practice’.

    After learning Vajrayana Buddhism, I get to know there is also real Buddhism practice to take trance.

    Thanks Rinpoche’s explanation that I get to understand the differences and see the intensive retreats and practise that need to have as the foundation for taking trance of the high beings which is different from other lower level beings from taking trance.

    However, the most important is still to ‘taking trance of compassion, love and forgiveness, and kindness.’ It is more important to study and practice Lamrim, Six Paramitas, and change our mind to be a good person!

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  26. patsy on Oct 26, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    When I was young,I was very scared of mediums taking trance and also have doubts as to whether they are real or just faking the whole thing. After listening to Rinpoche’s talk, it makes me understand better on the whole process of taking trance.

  27. Pastor Chia on Oct 26, 2012 at 12:47 am

    I live at small city.At there have more than 100 Taoist temple around the city. Since young,i always see medium take trance by Taoist deity at the temple to help rinpoche.

    Thank to rinpoche sharing this indeed information about taking trance, we should more focus on dharma teaching,tansform ourmindand not focusing the medium who give you advice at the future. At this teaching rinpoche mention about what is different between channeling and taking trance. Thank you rinpoche

  28. verontung on Oct 22, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    很多时候,华人从小就被带去各式神庙去看或参拜神明,甚至面对任何生活上的难题时,往往家长们就会向灵媒问事,甚至找乩童解决问题。但,真正的意义或原由,可能从来都不了解。
    现在,我明白多了!谢谢仁波切给于了这么多正确及详细的神谕的讲解。

  29. James Long on Oct 19, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    一般华人社会,都会向灵媒问事,甚至找乩童来帮我们解决问题。可是往往却不知道没后可能会付出的代价。毕竟我们看不到这些灵体,他们或许是真的神明可是一般的凡夫庶子,没有修行的情况下如何能够祈请到观音菩萨等的前来呢?

    一个具格的神谕必须拥有上师的加持,进行一系列的闭关,还必须通过许多的测试才能够进行正式的降神仪式。

  30. Paul Yap on Oct 18, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Tibetan Buddhism has this special knowledge and skills, which can invoke and request dharma protectors to enter human body and speak to us. Many questions and problems will be answered and solved, most of time, give direct blessing to the devoted students. The monks who take trance should be highly trained, qualified and hold their vows, and not some layman without any knowledge, and do not understand dharma.

  31. mitra on Oct 18, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Very informative and beneficial teaching thank you rinpoche.

  32. Mei Fong on Oct 18, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    I like the part where we write something on a paper and ask the person who went into trance to guess what was written on the paper (respectfully). I find that very direct and easy to test whether is one taking a real trance or just trying to get some attention. But as Rinpoche has advised, no Kecharians should be taking trance or going towards that direction as Dharma is what we should be really learning or doing here in Kechara.
    Thanks Rinpoche for explaining in much detail about taking trances and i am sure it will benefit a lot of people who watches the video

  33. Seng Aun on Oct 18, 2012 at 6:43 am

    I used to feel doubtful about trance. What it’s for and how it can benefit the people. After watching these videos, I’m quite clear about trance now.

    Thank you, Rinpoche.

  34. Lim (KH JB) on Oct 17, 2012 at 3:00 am

    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing such interesting topic in details… This topic is so informative.

    We should always keep this quote in heart, ” There are 84000 Buddha teaching to help us transform but not taking trance”

    We will be a better person for a better life when we truthly take refuge in 3 Jewels and transform ourself by learning Buddha teaching such as practice the 6 Paramitas (of generosity, ethics, patience, enthusiastic perseverance, concentration and wisdom), practice the 8 Verses of Mind Transformation, study the Lamrim, Wheel of Sharp Weapons etc.

    Since we already get the right advises from Living Buddha then what are we waiting for???

  35. Pastor Susan on Oct 15, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    It is quite common that people here in Malaysia seek oracles for help. It’s incredible how trusting people can be to seek help and take the advice of these oracles without knowing who these oracles are taking trance of. Rinpoche’s teaching is so clear regarding oracles who take trance of low/high deities and the requirements etc. Please share this link with your friends and family so they are educated on this very important matter.

    On the other hand, there are people who wishes to be oracles. The motivation must be pure with no self gain involved. Some take trance to “show” they are special. Rinpoche as always is so compassionate to give a full proof method to achieve this. Be special by developing compassion for others!

  36. gary foo on Oct 15, 2012 at 1:04 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for the valuable teachings
    I understand better the trances session which I witnessed from the many different faiths
    The entourage that clear the ‘paths in the body first’ before the king or queen comes
    The tiredness due to such intense energy taking over the human body

    Even helpful deities who heal others  I witnessed before a session where rusty nails were taken out from a persons stomach
    But most importantly is to have faith and confidence in the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha, and through pujas and prayers, the Buddhas/Dharma Protectors shall help us overcome our difficulties without the need to consult the medium whom we do not know what exactly are they channeling or trancing

  37. Han on Oct 14, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Very informative and beneficial teaching that I love so much!
    After watching this video, I learned that

    1) We should not rely on or admire people that can take trance, there are higher level and lower level of trances.

    2) The best trance is “taking trance” on compassion, kindness, care and love.

    3) Differences between trance and channelling

    4) We should not get involve in taking trance. Do not need to contact other beings to solve our problems, better to rely on dharma and logic to solve our problems, we are here to learn dharma.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this great teaching!

  38. Irene Lim on Oct 14, 2012 at 10:24 am

    This teaching is most meaningful and logical. Why should we consult to trances we do not know of. We might land ourselves into trouble and problem. Best is to stir away from trances and practise Lama Tsongkhapa’s teaching, be kind and compassionate. Things would fall into its way positively.

    We should rely on enlightened protectors namely Setrap, Palden Lhamo and Mahakala instead of consulting lowly beings who are not enlightened.

  39. Chew Mee Yin on Oct 13, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for the teaching [and Pastor Susan for assigning it as our Oct 11 puja class homework :)]. What resonated was Rinpoche’s emphasis on logic, study and practice. The recommended protection practices were helpful and reassuring. Rinpoche’s sharing of how his cyst was removed by a healer who took trance of a benevolent being was interesting. Thank you, Rinponche._/\_

  40. KYC on Oct 13, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    I learned a lot about trances, oracles, and practices that one can engage in to protect oneself from spirit harm. It’s good to know about such things but the best practice is Dharma practice, learning the Lamrim and transforming our mind. Then we are naturally protected and do not need to rely on mediums to solve our problems. The best protection is the Three Jewels.

  41. Lim Han Nee on Oct 13, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    ,Thank you Rinpoche for this very illuminating teaching on Taking Trance.

    We should not be involved with mediums who take trance of, or channel beings who we are not sure are genuine higher Enlightened Beings or malevolent lower beings. There is every chance and danger that they are the latter. This is especially more scary when, as Rinpoche has explained, some malevolent beings can spend decades patiently winning over our confidence with accurate and beneficial help and advice and then zoom in on us and trap us in a vicious grip of malevolence and harm thereafter.

    Actually when we consult negative lower realm beings , we are party to their accumulating more negative karma, leading to more and more suffering for them.Any samsaric being,with clairvoyance, be it a deity or a spirit,is bound to samsara by their desirous attachment. Hence, they collect more negativity when they continue to endlessly demand(with threats to our safety and well-being)that we make them offerings, over and over again, long after the ‘favor’ has been done for us.

    In Tibetan Buddhism,trained oracles, who go through rigorous spiritual training and take trance of compassionate Enlightened Beings(including Dharma Protectors) have a very important and significant role to play directly or indirectly in the spread of Dharma. There are also,but rarely, very benevolent spirits who take trance to heal or perform beneficial work.

    However,in general, we should,as lay Buddhists, rely solely on Refuge in the Three Jewels,studying and practicing the Eight Verses of Thought Transformation and the Lamrim, and practicing Compassion. Transformation of the mind, abandoning non-virtuous actions,are our best shield against any form of suffering,especially long-term. If we need protection from harmful spirits, we can do any one of the Buddha Deity/Protector practices that Rinpoche has listed out in this teaching.

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  48. May Ong on Oct 13, 2012 at 9:09 am

    After watching this video, the main message is not to dabble into the ‘unknown’ because we may not know what we are getting into. The practice of going to a medium to ask for trances is a common phenomenon in Asia, especially in local temples.

    As Rinpoche said, since we know that the Lamrim, the Three Jewels and dharma is better for us, we should transform from learning true teachings to practice, rather than look for external mystic beings for answer as we are not qualify yet to know if they are real or not.

    Prevention is better than cure. This teaching really clarifies many of the questions we are commonly asked in the Gompa. Thank you.

  49. nicholas on Oct 12, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    This is really a great teaching. We always hear people talking about taking trance and which deity enter them but we have not much of knowledge about it.

    After listening to Rinppche’s teaching it really gave an understanding of why people take trance, why people seek for people taking trance and how the medium prepare themselves.

    As what Rinpoche mentioned if we are not sure don’t get involve, Less danger and what most important is the true dharma practice such as the 6 paramitas, the 8 verses of thought transformation, the wheel of sharp weapons and the lamrim to become a best person.

  50. Wah Ying on Oct 11, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    I heard and witnessed people take trances of certain deities/god when I was a kid. I was puzzled by how people can take trances and doubt about the action – when I see the medium prescribed medicine and ways to solve people’s problems – financial, study, health and etc – I was puzzled, not sure it’s true or not and many questions arise.

    Today I listen to Rinpoche’s teaching on take trances and get many of my doubts solved, and get some new knowledge. Rinpoche even talks about the training of oracle/medium, offers good advise to those with “third eyes”.

    As usual, Rinpoche’s teaching on trances is good for people of any levels, since it explains in a very clear and logic way. With Rinpoche’s explanation, one will find taking trances is nothing “fascinating” and his advise to take trances in love, kindness and compassion should clear many’s doubts, including mine.

    Rinpoche, I like this teaching, thank you very much.

  51. Uncle Eddie on Oct 11, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Upon seeing the clearing of KFR land on Oct.8, Rinpoche commented it was exciting that the land looks much bigger and longer with the undergrowths cleared. Containers have been erected on the KFR land to provide for those who stay overnight if neccessary. After the land talk and inspection, Ripoche gave an explanation on “Taking Trances”, which many found the teachings very intriquing, mystical and exciting, but Rinpoche advised against anyone to dabble on it without proper, closed and qualified supervision. Though this is common in many cultures, we should seriously concentrate on our study of Dharma, practice the 6 paramitas, the Lamrin and the wheel of sharp weapons, and let a “trance” of compassion to enter into us instead! Many thanks to our caring Rinpoche for the good advice always!

  52. Carmen Lin on Oct 11, 2012 at 11:44 am

    After watching this teaching of trances, I felt sorry for the unseen beings being used or people make used of the unseen beings for their own dark pleasure. If those trances took place is to help and benefit others, I rejoice for that. However, people should learn and understand so that they would not just lead by the nose, without knowing where the beings came from and just blindly believed it. We should all learn the Dharma, Lamrim, 8 verses of thought transformation and engage in practices to make us a better and more understanding person we can be. By learning we can break free the misconception and misunderstanding of taking trances, and those have learnt should not by any means involve themselves in trances. As mentioned by Rinpoche, the best ‘thing’ to enter us is compassion. Highly appreciate Rinpoche for giving this teaching, and I shall humbly learn more, always remember YOUR kindness and compassion, and always hold YOUR words dear to my heart as I shall never forget whatever YOU’ve taught.
    Thank You Rinpoche 😀

  53. Seo Uzmanı on Oct 11, 2012 at 4:45 am

    never before heard of such things interesting, I will continue to monitor

  54. Sock Wan on Oct 10, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing such an interesting topic with us. We are not the only form in this world, there are many forms that cannot be seen.

    We should not rely on supernatural power to solve our problems, we should learn, understand and gain realisation. Main reason why we should not go for a trance because we do not know who they really are. Lamrim, prayers are safe and reliable because we know the origin of these texts and we see the good results of people who study and practise them.

  55. Sharon Saw on Oct 10, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    i love this teaching very much. So many people are intrigued by trances, which are common in many cultures over the passage of time. Rinpoche explains very clearly why we should not dabble in trances especially when we are not qualified.

    Instead, we should study Dharma, practice the 6 Paramitas (of generosity, ethics, patience, enthusiastic perseverance, concentration and wisdom), practice the 8 Verses of Mind Transformation (http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/eight-verses-of-thought-transformation.html), study the Lamrim, Wheel of Sharp Weapons (http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/sadhana-prayers.html#sharpWeapons) and become the best person we can be.

    And i particularly like this advice: the best “trance” we can take is the trance of compassion, the trance of love and forgiveness and kindness.

    Thank you for this teaching, Rinpoche.

    • Paris on Oct 10, 2012 at 7:29 pm

      Sharon, I agree with what you’re saying and yes, I think the best part of the teaching is what you have also extracted. Unfortunately, I think way too many people place far too much of an emphasis on the mystical aspect, without understanding that it is relatively “easier” to perform so-called miracles than to develop the qualities of compassion, kindness etc. Yes, the mystical element is helpful at times, for solving problems that most of us perhaps cannot see with the naked eye, but Rinpoche has also explained that many people can get these supposedly mystical “powers”. It doesn’t necessarily mean you’re a highly attained being with a huge amount of control or kindness or true wisdom to have these “abilities”.

      I’ve always maintained that for me, the real miracle of being around Rinpoche is seeing his kindness. There are many people out there who can perform tricks, do magical things like fly in the sky or tell your future. But very, very, very few people who can be so truly kind, so consistently and so determinedly for such a long period of time, every single moment of every single day. For which one of us can say that we can do this? That’s the true miracle!

      I do appreciate this teaching tremendously though for cutting right through all the misunderstandings and misconceptions about what it means to really take trance. I think it’s important also for people to realise what it’s about so they’re not conned or worse, harmed in the process of relying on certain trances. Sadly, there are quite a lot of people out there who may be in desperate situations, who will turn to anything for help, but sometimes, the “help” could end up being more harmful in the long run. So understanding real, authentic methods for dealing with such cases is important and extremely necessary.

      Thank you Rinpoche 🙂

      PS it was just so awesome sitting up there on the KFR land receiving these teachings! A divine picnic, as it were!

      • DR on Oct 22, 2012 at 12:21 pm

        Dear Paris, aren’t we so fortunate to have our Guru with us instead of having to run all over seeking mediums; right in front of us and straight from ‘the horse’s mouth’. And in the cases of some very fortunate ones, it is just a sms away!

  56. lewkwanleng on Oct 10, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    Just finished watching this video. It is very informative and clear away a lot of my questions (such as how to make sure a person is not faking trance; how practices a person should undergo to qualify as oracle, etc).

    I think the key messages:

    1. Though trances and beings do exist, a Buddhist should focus on mind transformation by studying Lamrim, Wheel of Sharp Weapon, 8 verses of mind transformation etc instead of focusing on mystical part of trance.

    2. Do not invite beings to take trance unnecessarily and without supervision.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 30. 2020 02:54 PM
    Stunning Lady Vajrayogini looks so beautiful with all these ornament offerings. Fortunate able to see such a beautiful Lady Vajrayogini. Its take a lot of time and hard work for the team . Rejoice to all. It is indeed very meritorious offering beautiful things to the Buddhas.
    A good teachings from Rinpoche explaining of why its important for us to offer beautiful ornaments to the Buddhas.
    Thank you Rinpoche .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dont-miss-this-offering-onto-vajra-yogini.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 30. 2020 02:52 PM
    The Mahabodhi temple is a UNESCO World heritage site, and been one of the 7 wonders of the Buddhist world has attracted hundred thousands of pilgrims yearly. It is the place where Gautama Buddha attained Enlightenment and under the Bodhi Tree. Its sad as it was targeted by terrorist, a series of ten bombs exploded in and around the Mahabodhi Temple complex. That was in 2013, early morning serial explosions rocked the Mahabodhi Temple injuring 2 monks and
    destroying certain parts in the pond of the Mahabodhi Temple. Windows were shattered at one of the buildings, while a wooden door at a small temple was destroyed. Luckily the temple inside was intact. The security of the temple was then tightened after this incident ever since . Some metal detectors and more cops and checkpoints were put in place. Attacks on Buddhists are rare in India, but these unfortunate incident somehow did happen.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/mahabodhi-temple-attacked.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 30. 2020 02:50 PM
    Tajikistan is a country in Central Asia surrounded by Afghanistan, China, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. It’s known for rugged mountains, popular for hiking and climbing. Sunni Islam is, by far, the most widely practiced religion in Tajikistan. Religious liberty might be supposed to mean that everybody is free to discuss religion. Beliefs are a choice. We have the power to choose our beliefs. Our beliefs become our reality Everyone shall have the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion. The status of respect for religious freedom eroded during recent years. Government policies reflected a concern about Islamic extremism .Tajikistan is unique in the world because it is illegal for people under age 18 to practice religion publicly, which includes attending mosques. Women are not allowed by the government to enter certain mosques and wearing black hijabs. Shops are not allowed to sell too and women are to wear traditional Tajik colours. Not only that additionally to it, the government places strictly limits on pilgrimage visits. As reportedly they harassed devotees by forcibly shaving their beards which are not allowed. Hundreds of thousands of men even children as young as seven years old in Tajikistan arrested in recent years for wearing a beard. Banning beards and dresses is really odd. It’s the government campaign against the adoption of Islamic cultural practices. Sad human rights within Tajikistan were been violated and basic human rights remains limited . Tajikistan continues to struggle with human rights till today.Interesting read of government’s fear leading to problems further.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/tajikistans-battle-against-beards-to-fight-radicalisation.html
  • sarassitham
    Friday, May 29. 2020 11:30 PM
    Thanks for the interesting topic sharing where most people have great interest and
    curiosity about. Whether we choose to believe in the paranormal or not, we all have to realize that there are many strange things that has happened to all of us that are unexplainable.

    To me paranormal activities are considered as something close to religion too because in every single religion they always talk about spirits and etc. It’s whether you believe in the spiritual world or not sometimes it’s eerie and fascinating to read about all the things that go bump in the night.
  • S.Prathap
    Friday, May 29. 2020 03:38 PM
    I like herbal remedies as they work gently and is not as harmful to the body as the pharmaceutical medication. However, I would say that they are more effective as preventive due to their slow nature.
    I used to hear people say food is the best remedy for sickness prevention, when we have proper intake of food, we can stay healthy for long term.Really a informative article.Thank you very much .
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, May 29. 2020 03:35 PM
    A Mongolian highly respected lama Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Ngawang Nyima of Drepung Gomang Monastic Institution in South India was truly a great teacher of our time. He was a great teacher of the Buddhist doctrine, preserving all the teachings of Tsongkapa’s golden lineage. He was such a kind and warm lama who had invited our lama to stay in Drepung Gomang Monastery. But Rinpoche turned down as Rinpoche had promised to be at Gaden. Rinpoche was touched by his affection, and has invited Rinpoche at any time come to Drepung and update him always. Before going back to Gaden , he even blessed Rinpoche. Amazingly and beautifully of such a meeting of a highly known lama, teacher and well respected by everyone , Rinpoche met. Merely by listening to the teachings of a GREAT lama from the video is a blessing.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/drepung-gomang-monasterys-kensur-rinpoche-jetsun-ngawang-nyima.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, May 29. 2020 03:33 PM
    The White Temple of Thailand also known as Wat Rong Khun, which is outside Chiang Rai city. It is one of the most recognizable temple, attracting thousands of locals and tourist yearly. It is beautiful temple where everything in white colour, even the fishes reared in the ponds also white in colour. Well this temple is very unique as it stands out through the white colour. With the use of pieces of glass in the plaster, looks sparkling in the sun. The white colour signifies the purity of the Buddha, while the glass symbolizes the Buddha’s wisdom and the Dhamma, the Buddhist teachings.
    I have visited this amazing White Temple a few years back. Simply amazing. This bizarre-looking white temple located is the brainchild of Chiang Rai-born visual artist and painter Chalermchai Kositpipat. The temple is filled with Buddhist symbolisms, beautiful layout, architecture, all the way to the ornate reliefs and mirror decorations. Worthy visiting.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-white-temple-in-thailand.html
  • S.Prathap
    Thursday, May 28. 2020 04:47 PM
    Kyabje Yongyal Rinpoche is a very learned scholar, master of tantra whom were respected by many.Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us,the wonderful meeting with Kyabje Yonyal Rinpoche in New York.
    It is wonderful and inspiring to see the demonstration of great respect among two great Masters.Thank you very much for the good article.
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, May 28. 2020 01:41 PM
    Wow what a great day …..the historic first Kalachakra initiation been held publicly in Tibet, China in the last 50 years. For most by H H the 11th Panchen Lama Bainqen Erdini Qoigyijabu. Many highly attained masters and incarnated lamas and teachers and more than hundred thousand over monks and nuns attended this auspicious event. Looking at those beautiful pictures tells us all. So many of them it’s a blessing for them. With so many attending this event has proves that he is indeed the unmistaken incarnation as he is claimed by some as false and a fake Panchen Lama.
    With Panchen Lama as a spiritual leader, his influence made a huge impact on the Tibetans which is on the rise, this would be wonderful. In no time they might accept Dorje Shugden’s practice. Interesting read and blessing been able to see those beautiful pictures.
    Thank You Pastor David Lai for sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/historic-first-kalachakra-initiation-by-the-11th-panchen-lama.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, May 28. 2020 01:38 PM
    Arjia Rinpoche, one of the most important religious leaders to escape Tibet since the Dalai Lama fled into exile. A close friend of HH Dalai Lama and 10th Panchen Lama . At the age of two, he was recognized by the 10th Panchen Lama as the reincarnation of the father of Tsongkhapa who is the founder of the Gelug sect of Tibetan Buddhism. Rinpoche has spoken openly about unity and harmony in the community during the 30th Anniversary Commemoration of HH the 10th Panchen Lama’s Maha-Parinirvana. He has advised the Tibetans to stop discriminating against Dorje Shugden practitioners. No one should be discriminated just because of differences basis of their religious and spiritual faiths. Dorje Shugden as made a scapegoat by the Tibetan leadership for too long . Its time someone like Arjia Rinpoche or more people to speck up for the sake of world peace and harmony. Wonderful and simple speech yet clearly he spoke bravely on fulfilling the Panchen Lama’s wishes.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing of Arjia Rinpoche.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/arjia-rinpoche-says-dont-discriminate-against-dorje-shugden-people.html
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, May 27. 2020 03:27 PM
    To be living in such a beautiful house and nice surrounding would be really really nice! Looking at the pictures above, it makes me think of Enchanted Forest in KFR. Nature gives us all. This harmonious balance makes our souls happy.
    Houses like this are not only good for living in but working in as well. I would love to work in a environment like this. I’m sure I will be able to think better and work better.Thank you for the good article.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/natural-instinct.html?fbclid=IwAR3z999kypzMkJHpfG0UW6A8Wet-CXYsA3NbP8Dn-kVwoh7rbc1ToEF2Cm4
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 27. 2020 01:30 PM
    American basketball legend Stephon Marbury has played 13 years in the NBA . Been professional basketball the former NBA superstar , looked to the world of Chinese basketball. Having migrated there he brought the Chinese team to national victory, winning three Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) championships. Marbury applied for and received a Chinese “green card”, as he been popular inspiring players ,bringing the whole team a positive and fighting spirit to victory. He is the fifth American basketball player to receive a green card in China. After all not easy to apply one as a foreigner . He also earned the nickname Commissar Ma for his role as a mentor to the teammates and younger players while playing in China. Wow…China immortalised Marbury with an arena statue, and got him a postage stamp of him. That’s wonderful, as they appreciate of what he has done for China.
    Thank you for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/stephon-marbury-embraces-china.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 27. 2020 01:29 PM
    All religions share a similar message of peace and tolerance despite their differences. In the history of faith, there are so many beautiful and inspiring thoughts about creating peace and harmony among communities. We should help out to the poor or homeless regardless of race and of religion. Those Buddhist monks at Dhammarajika Monastery in Dhaka did a good job, in accord to Buddhist teachings. They gave out foods to the poor Muslims during Ramadan the Muslim fasting months. Looking at the pictures tells all. A wonderful way helping the hundreds poor people in the streets . That’s should be the way , well a rare example of religious harmony . Helping and giving are human strengths and weapons against the many arbitrary and malevolent dark forces that plague human existence.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/bangladeshi-buddhist-monks-feed-hundreds-of-poor-muslims-during-ramadan.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, May 26. 2020 02:07 PM
    Came across this old post. Inspiring…with worthy words from our Lama to HH Dalai Lama, all Gurus and the world. A New Year of 2011, wishing all guru’s works and supreme aspirations be fulfilled swiftly. Inspiring blessings for 2011,may our Lama ‘s wish be materialized and his teachings flourished to the ten direction. Even our Lama not with us yet the spiritual spirit will always be with all of us. Our Lama will be back soon.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/happy-2011-to-hh-dalai-lama-all-gurus-world.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, May 26. 2020 01:58 PM
    Religion and politics are two of the hardest things to talk about. Living in a country , we should be given religious freedom to choose what we want to pray. But it not mean we are spy of that country. Disappointed the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) accuses Dorje Shugden practitioners as Chinese agents just because they practice Dorje Shugden. Rinpoche has been accused by the CTA . They said that said Rinpoche was a spy and an agent paid by China. All these were definite not true at all. Rinpoche had received the Dorje Shugden’s practice 30 years ago, been passed down from Rinpoche’s Guru. Many high lamas have been practising Dorje Shugden for the last 400 years, it is ridiculous to say they were Chinese spies too. All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness. But sad the CTA ,having a fuss over it , and has created disharmony among Buddhist practitioners. It’s a matter of choice we choose to pray nothing political related to China. Just because we are Chinese , we are paid by the China , we are Chinese spies, that’s does not made sense at all. Regardless of our race or religion, we all want and need harmony. Hatred and conflict are often rooted in differences between people of different races and religions. We all need to respect people of different races as well as people of different faiths and religions.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/tsem-rinpoche-and-china.html

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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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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

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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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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
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
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More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
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Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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
3 months ago
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
3 months ago
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!
3 months ago
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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 months ago
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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