Powerful Pujas

Sep 12, 2013 | Views: 16,611

(By Tsem Rinpoche)

Pujas (prayer sessions / offerings) have a lot of significance…

It is not just a prayer that we make when we need help with something or want to ask for something. They can have very deep meaning and can really bring so many different types of benefits to ourselves and people around us.

I have written an article before about what it means to do pujas. I explained how it can literally help people and why it is an important part of our practice for developing compassion and care for others. There is a lot of meaning behind all the rituals, recitations, altar offerings and set-up. You can read it here.

About 3 years ago, two of my friends from Gaden Shartse Monastery, Ven. Kating Rinpoche and Gen Lobsang Yeshe, came to KL to teach some of my students how to do some of the pujas that are done often in the monasteries. The monks taught my students how to do the pujas exactly the way that the Sangha in monasteries have been doing them for hundreds of years.

Together with my students, the monks spent many weeks transliterating the prayers from Tibetan to English phonetics (my students don’t speak Tibetan and Gen-la does not speak English! Kating Rinpoche helped to translate between them.)

After the pujas were transliterated into English, the monks taught them how to make the traditional tormas (ritual cakes which represent food offerings), and all the recitation and rituals for each puja. Some of them were very complex and involved a lot of elaborate set-up but the monks patiently taught our Kechara members how to do everything, so they would be able to do the pujas on their own in the future, when the monks were not around.

After the monks returned to Gaden, the puja group practised each puja a minimum of six times each on their own, including making the tormas and setting up the altar, as they had been taught. After they had fully mastered the pujas themselves, they taught it to other people in Kechara House, so that it can be available for people who need pujas done for whatever situation they are facing. Since then, two of the pujas they learnt have become a part of the weekly pujas in Kechara House – Drolchok (Tara) and Menlha (Medicine Buddha). How wonderful that we can now offer these blessed pujas to Malaysians and people around the region. These pujas, which have been done for hundreds of years in the monasteries by the Sangha are very powerful methods for us to overcome difficulties, create huge amounts of merit and invite protection, good health and long life.

Below there are some short explanations of the different pujas that the hardworking puja group have learnt from the monks.

If you wish to sponsor any of these pujas or have them done in dedication of your loved ones, please contact care@kechara.com

Yes in Kechara House we can do authentic blessed pujas for the public now after much training. The pujas are from the 600 year old Gaden Monastery.

Tsem Rinpoche


Kechara House Puja Team

 


A regular get-together to do pujas.
After receiving training, KH members will be performing these pujas exactly the way they are done in the monasteries.

Part of the training includes learning how to make all the tormas (food offerings) and altar set-up, which is different for each puja.

Students learning how to mix the torma dough, which includes ground oats, sugar, honey, milk, melted butter and yoghurt (all representing white substances).


Part of the training includes learning how to make all the tormas (food offerings) and altar set-up, which is different for each puja.

 


 

PUJAS

Lhapsang | Drolchok (Tara) | Menlha (Medicine Buddha)

Namgyal Tsechog | Sheningdundok | Gyabshi | Setrap

 

Dzambala | Dukkar | Manjushri (Jampel Tsenchoe)

Traveling Puja | Dorje Denmo | Lama Chopa | Soongdrup & Rabnye | Trusol

 


 

Lhapsang

This is an incense offering prayer which is very good for removing obstacles, especially during urgent situations when we don’t have much time to do a long ritual. It is also very good if we do recite this prayer and offering sang (incense) just before we embark on a big new project, activity, event or travel. It can help us to clear immediate obstacles to our endeavours.

Offering incense is also a very powerful way to create the cause / karma to be able to hold our vows and live in very ethical, pure ways.

For this prayer, you offer a special mixture which includes oats, honey, sugar, some yoghurt, beans and a lot of incense, as much as possible. It is usually, offered outside the building as it can become quite smokey; then you recite the prayer. At the same time, the ritual includes hanging prayer flags outside the home, in dedication of the sponsor.


Mixing the special oat mixture together with the incense.

 


Burning the incense outside the premises.


Hanging up auspicious prayer flags.

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Drolchok (Tara)

This is a Tara puja – a very beautiful prayer that includes many verses of offering and the famous Praises to the 21 Taras, which are recited many times throughout the puja. Tara is known to be very swift for answering our requests and wishes. She is very helpful especially for making Dharma wishes come true and helping Dharma work and practice to grow. It is very good to engage in Drolchok practice if we wish for success, harmony and smoothness in whatever we are doing.

Kechara House now does Drolchok pujas every Sunday evening at 5pm.

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Beautiful offerings made to Tara during the Drolchok puja. At every week’s Sunday Drolchok puja, the puja team set up everything exactly like this, including making the tormas from scratch.

 

 

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Menlha (Medicine Buddha)

There are eight sets of offerings made to each of the eight Medicine Buddhas. The set-up is very simple, so you can even do this puja at home on your own.

The Medicine Buddha puja is now done in Kechara House every Wednesday at 8pm and has become one of the most popular pujas. It’s a very profound and beautiful practice for healing of all levels – physical healing (when we wish to pray for someone who is ill), emotional and mental healing. It is especially a very powerful way to help people who are suffering from sicknesses and even for families or friends of people who are sick. It’s also very good for people in the healing profession (e.g. doctors, nurses, therapists, counselors, masseurs, energy healers etc) to do Medicine Buddha’s practice to make their healing work more efficacious and effective.

At the highest level, Medicine Buddha’s practice “heals” us of the greatest “illness” of the 3 poisons – ignorance, attachment and hatred. This is what keeps us in samsara, so being cured of these poisons is very, very important for us to gain realisations and attainments, and get closer to Enlightenment.

 

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Namgyal Tsechog

This is a puja done towards Namgyalma, one of the three most well-known long-life deities (the other two are White Tara and Amitayus). Namgyalma’s practice, in general, is very powerful for bestowing long life or extending one’s life, healing illnesses and protecting us from negative interferences / spirit disturbances.

It is said that reciting her long mantra three times over an animal is powerful enough to prevent them from taking rebirth in lower states. There are many beautiful stories related to how Namgyalma’s practice has saved beings from being reborn as animals or in suffering states.

This puja that the monks taught Kecharians is helping to clear for obstacles, especially in relation to health and illnesses. The tormas which are made as well as the ritual are structured towards removing obstacles and then inviting in good health, abundance and all good things. A part of the ritual includes long-life pills (“tseri”) which are made together with all the tormas and long-life nectar (“dutsi”) – during the puja, there are times when participants will all eat some of the tseri and drink a few drops of the dutsi. This is also passed out to everyone as a blessing for long-life after the puja.

 

Full altar set-up for Namgyal Tsechog which includes the “tseri”(long life pills) “dutsi” (long life nectar) in a long-life vase and of course an image of Namgyalma.

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Sheningdundok

This puja is related to the Heart Sutra, one of the most central and important sutras of the Buddhist cannon. It is often prescribed during divinations to clear negative spirit disturbances; people who are afflicted by spirit disturbances are also sometimes advised to recite the Heart Sutra as it is also very helpful to the spirits who come looking for help.

For this puja, we have to make tormas for the spirits (called “lus”) that are offered to the spirits during the ritual. There is also what we call a “sponsor lu” which is a torma made into the shape of a person, in the likeness of the sponsor. The sponsor lu is dressed in beautiful cloths, including a piece of the sponsor’s own clothing and a photo of the sponsor, and adorned with materials like iron, copper, silver and gold (or representations of these items).

During the ritual, we invite the spirits to come and we draw their attention towards the sponsor lu, telling them how beautiful and wealthy this version of the sponsor is. The representations of gold, silver, copper etc that we placed on the lu symbolise his wealth, that he has many extensive resources. The sponsor lu, together with all the lu offerings are then taken out of the room; the spirits and obstacles then follow this version of the sponsor instead, freeing the actual real sponsor of any further disturbance.

In the middle of the puja, before tormas are taken out, there is also a very long recitation of the Heart Sutra – 9 times for each spirit lu that is placed on the altar. This amounts to 252 recitations of the Heart Sutra, which generates a tremendous amount of merit for the sponsor, puja participants and even the spirits.

 

Making the “lu” tormas, to be offered to the spirits

KH members and regular puja-goers receiving training for the Gyabshi puja. Over 20 people have already been trained in this puja.

 

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Gyabshi

During the Gyabshi ritual, we make prayers to and request Buddha Shakyamuni to “talk” to and bless the spirits before we send them away.

Gyabshi means “400 offerings” which refers to the offerings that are made to the 400 obstacles during the ritual – we offer up 100 stupas, 100 candles and 200 lu tormas throughout the puja.

Gyabshi is is normally only for very severe cases, where obstacles cannot be removed by other means. In this case, obstacles can mean spirit disturbances, very severe illnesses or even obstacles which could pose a danger to our lives such as very difficult financial or legal cases, physical threats etc

During the puja, we invoke the blessings and protection of Yamantaka, Setrap and Buddha Shakyamuni, to assist in removing the obstacles. Then, there are many, many offerings made throughout the puja to generate merit for the sponsor and also to appease the spirits or obstacle- maker.

The set-up is similar to Sheningdundok – there are also “lu” tormas made as offerings to the spirits and a “sponsor lu” made in the likeness of the sponsor. The spirits / obstacle-makers are invited to the place and we give them many offerings; we also instruct them to sit in front of Buddha to receive blessings and teachings from him. All the lu tormas and sponsor lu are then invited out of the building. This symbolises that the obstacle follows the tormas out and is no longer attached to the sponsor.

 

Main altar set up for Gyabshi, including sensory offerings to Yamantaka.

Side altar, specifically set up with extensive offerings to the spirits/obstacle-makers.

A close-up of the many offerings made to the spirits / obstacle makers of each direction (North, South, East, West)

A view of the full altar-set up for Gyabshi, which, as you can see is very complex but beautifully and meticulously arranged.

Buddha Shakyamuni sitting atop a butterlamp of pearls.

 

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Setrap

 

The Dharma Protector, Lord Setrap who is the wrathful emanation of Amitabha Buddha, is an enlightened being manifesting as a worldly protector to help us directly and quickly. Sworn to protect the teachings of Buddha Shakyamuni, Lord Setrap has been the Dharma Protector of Gaden Shartse Monastery for the past 600 years.

It is Lord Setrap’s task to clear our immediate obstacles and create conducive conditions for us to practise the Dharma. Thus in response to sincere prayers requesting his assistance, Setrap is well known for swiftly destroying outer (physical) obstacles and clearing inner (mental) obstacles for our spiritual progress.

 

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Dzambala

 

With rich gold skin, Dzambala is renowned as the Buddha of Wealth. In the short term, he can help us overcome financial problems and bring material wealth.

Ultimately, Dzambala’s practice brings us spiritual wealth and helps us to overcome inner emotional poverty. Emotional poverty refers to afflictions such as our miserliness, greed and the inability to share.

Dzambala’s practice helps us dispel miserliness and develop generosity which is the real karmic cause for wealth. When we develop such generosity, all our material and emotional difficulties melt away and abundance will naturally fall upon us.

Thus when we propitiate Dzambala in a puja, he will help to invoke powerful wealth energy on many levels – material, emotional and spiritual.

 

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Dukkar

Also known as White Umbrella or Sitātapatrā, Dukkar is regarded as a female counterpart to Avalokiteśvara, the bodhisattva of compassion. Like him, Dukkar manifests in many elaborate forms: having a thousand faces, arms and legs, or simply as a feminine deity of great beauty. Her speciality is the removal of obstacles related to legal cases, black magic, diseases and disturbances from 60 classes of spirits.

Dukkar puja is very effective for purifying the karma of being wrongly accused in arguments or legal cases, healing and strengthening the body against physical harm. She is also particularly efficacious in providing protection against spells, black magic and harmful supernatural forces. On a worldly level, Dukkar is very healing and helps to strengthen the body against physical problems – it is said that prayer to her fortifies our body so strongly that spirits literally cannot invade.

 

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Manjushri (Jamphel Tsenchoe)

 

In the monasteries, Jampel Tsenchoe, or recitation of the 108 names of Manjushri, is a praise of Manjushri as the embodiment of all knowledge. This prayer is recited daily by young monks to sharpen their learning, memory, intellectual ability and prowess to prepare them for debate.

Invoking the energies of Manjushri, the Buddha of Wisdom, bestows upon us great clarity and the ability to study well. Manjushri helps to remove our temporary obstacles to learning so that we can gain great knowledge which will benefit ourselves and others.

This puja is extremely beneficial for students who are studying and preparing for examinations or for anyone seeking to gain higher wisdom.

 

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Travelling Puja

Chokchu Munsel or The Sutra of the Great Vehicle called “The Exalted Dispeller of Darkness of the Ten Directions” can be recited to clear obstacles for people travelling for leisure, work or business, pilgrimages and students going abroad to study.

Leaving nothing to chance, have us perform the Chokchu Munsel on your behalf and leave with peace of mind.

 

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Dorje Denmo

Of the 10 Refuge Vows, four are focused on cutting negative habituation’s related to speech. It is because words have power and can turn into physical obstacles. For example, people who practise black magic can create physical obstacles such as accidents, death, poisoning and sickness for others. Similarly, if people gossip about us enough, we can become sick, have accidents or encounter unpleasant incidents.

Recitation of Dorje Denmo is done specifically to cut the power of such words. It does not stop malicious speech but it can stop the effects of such talk. This is an effective defensive mechanism but ultimately it is more beneficial to find a permanent solution to this harm by decreasing or removing the cause of it in the first place. As the Buddha taught, cause resembles the result.

 

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Lama Chopa

Lama Chopa Tsok Puja and recitation of the Lamrim (Stages of the Path to Enlightenment written by Lama Tsongkhapa) can be performed to accumulate merits for the deceased to take a good rebirth and help surviving relatives of the deceased to overcome their grief.

Ideally, it should be done within 49 days of the passing away of the deceased. This can be performed at the centre and need not be performed in situ as the purpose is the accumulation of merit to be dedicated to the deceased and this can be done from anywhere.

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Soongdrup & Rabnye

Soongdrup is somewhat similar to Trusol, but its main aim is to consecrate statues instead of an environment.

Rabnye Puja is done to purify holy items like mantras as well as thumbdrives, photos etc that is to be placed into a statue. Before consecrating items into a statue, the items have to be purified and blessed thus the purpose of Rabnye is to do this.

 

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Trusol

 

Trusol is a sacred bathing the Buddhas ritual and consecration. In reality, Buddhas do not need to be bathed, but practitioners (and patrons) cleanse their own negativities, sicknesses and obstacles through this ritual.

This holy practice has been passed down to His Eminence from the great Abbot Emiritus of Gaden Shartse Monastery, His Eminence Kensur Jetsun Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche on 26th October 1991.

In the year 2008, H.E. Tsem Rinpoche taught a small group of 5 students this ritual, which was passed down through and practised in Gaden Shartse Monastery, initially for the purpose of blessing the land for the future Kechara World Peace Centre.

This ritual is commonly done to bless Buddha images, temples, homes, offices or new places. The water from Trusol can also be used for cleansing the chakras.

When it is a new place, there is no positive or negative energy. Therefore, before it starts collecting negative energy, we bless the place with positive energy first.

We are not Buddha or Enlighten Beings, we do not have the power to bless, but having the right motivation and compassion when we do the rituals, coupled with the Buddha’s blessings, the puja becomes a powerful blessing ritual.

It is Rinpoche’s wish that the lineage can be held by and passed down to local practitioners. The first group of students has since performed various blessings and consecrations, and now is ready to train up the second batch of Trusol-ers in Kechara.

Trusol is a safe and gentle ritual for non-initiatives to learn. Ritual is actually an inappropriate word to encapsulate the true meaning of trusol. In Tibetan, they call it “shabden” (not sure if spelling is correct).

Shabden means literally to stablize, to make firm, potent and to be blessed. So, when we do a trusol shabden, it stablizes the life of the person we are praying for, or the house, the environment, and even ourselves. It blesses the people and will even prolong their lives.

In Tibetan Buddhism, there are different pujas to counter specific problems. For example, a Manjushri Shabden or puja is best for countering stupidity or ignorance. Manjushri is the Buddha of Wisdom. To counter anger, we can perform a Chenrezig or Avalokiteshvara shabden or puja. Avalokiteshvara is the Buddha of Compassion.

Hence, to bless a new room, office, building, temple, we perform a Trusol Shabden or Puja. It is to bless the environment or place with positive and good energy, and to block the negative energy.

When we do a Trusol puja, we are infusing the walls, ceilings and floors of the rooms in a building with positive energy.

The water is the main essence in this puja. Here, water is symbolic for washing all the impurities and negativities away and to prepare the place or object to be blessed for something much better.

The mirror is another important substance in this puja. The mirror represents our mind. It reflects the outside as well as inside – what is within our mind and what we see on the outside.

In Buddhism, our mind is endless, as Shantideva said, “There are no limits to our minds.”

All that is needed is consistent training of the mind for it to become a mind of good memory, a mind of clarity and etc. With constant training, the mind becomes better and wider – limitless.

Therefore, we cheat ourselves when we counter Buddha’s teachings when we keep saying that we do not have good memory and our mind is inferior. We will also end up cheating everyone else around us with such a limited thinking. Hence, we should cast limitations on our minds when its capabilities are boundless.

There is the outer Buddha and there is the inner Buddha – our inner potential. The first step of transforming our mind is to surrender all our harmful actions of body, speech and mind. When our harmful habits and actions stop, then real transformation takes place. We stop limiting ourselves.

So, the mirror is symbolic representation of our mind. In Trusol, we flash the mirror around the environment, and everything will be ‘captured’ or reflected in the mirror. Everything is in the mirror.

 

We invite the Buddhas by taking refuge with the vajra and bell. We request of the Buddhas, “Out of great compassion, please come forth.”

When we ring the bell, it is like a huge Enlightened welcoming party for the Buddhas. Then we dissolve the Buddhas into the mirror and wash the Buddha, the Dharma and Sangha.

The Buddhas do not need to be cleansed but our negativities and bad karma need to be purified badly. So, this washing or bathing sequence in the puja represents the cleansing of everything that is impure and negative in us.

Whatever we offer up to the Buddhas, we make the best offerings that we can afford. It is not the Buddhas who need them, but we need them. Hence, by offering the very best we can afford to the Buddhas, we create the causes for us to receive in return. This applies to when we make food offerings, water offerings, etc.

And the merits we collected from doing this wonderful puja, we dedicate it back to the purpose or the cause of the puja.

So, after washing the mirror, we flash it back around the environment, putting everything back in place.

When we have more concentration, the puja becomes more effective and more beneficial.

This is exactly how they do it in Gaden Monastery and they perform the Trusol with about 300 monks together.

All these help us to do our Trusol puja well, because we are blessing something for someone, making it meaningful and beautiful for someone.

By the power of our motivation and combined with the Buddhas’ Blessings, it is very powerful, beneficial and effective.

This Trusol puja was taught by the great Lama Tsongkhapa. So, it is authentic and real.

Therefore, it is our honour to be able to learn this here and now. To be chosen to be trained is a great priviledge.

 

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  1. Samfoonheei on Apr 8, 2020 at 5:53 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.

  2. Tyrerhonda Lee Lani Bowen-Crosley on Apr 7, 2020 at 2:58 am

    How can i get more detailed information about how each puja is preformed and how the altars need to be set up and the mantras and etc.

    Thank you

  3. Tsa Tsa Ong on Nov 17, 2018 at 11:18 pm

    I sincerely believe in the power of Pujas when my dad and then my uncle got admitted for serious physical reasons. They recovered immediately when the urgent pujas was done during their operations in the hospital. there are so many types of pujas that is beneficial in many different ways.Thank you Rinpoche and blog team for this great article on Powerful Pujas ????

  4. Datuk May on Apr 8, 2018 at 9:37 pm

    We face difficulties and obstacles constantly in our lives. We get worried with our problems and get into a depressive mood and become stuck in our loss of logical thinking to find a solution to our problems. We become totally helpless and distraught.

    In this article, H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche is teaching us a way out by creating purification to remove our obstacles and gaining merits whereby the divine can assist us.

    The way out is through faith and trust in the Buddhas and have PUJAS performed to assist us along.

    From my personal experience from having pujas conducted at Kechara house on my behalf, my worries and obstructions are removed. The Pujas I like most are those to Protector Dorje Shugden. They are amazing.

  5. Stella Cheang on Oct 23, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for this extensive article on the authentic pujas conducted by Kechara just like how they were done in the monastery. The pujas that have been done for hundreds of years in the monasteries by the Sangha are very powerful methods for everyone to overcome difficulties, create huge amounts of merit and invite protection, good health and long life. How fortunate and luck of us to have these unabridged pujas with authentic offerings. Many people truly benefited from the pujas.

  6. Samfoonheei on Sep 10, 2016 at 11:45 am

    Wonderful to know there is so many different types of pujas for different occasions and what they can do for us.A very good explanation and clear teachings for us to understand.There is a lot of meaning ,in each of the pujas as they are very powerful that will benefit all sentient beings. Example like help us to clear our obstacles, overcome difficulties, protection against harm and blessing and so forth. Thanks Rinpoche for sharing this beautiful post for us…

  7. Lin Mun on Sep 4, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for giving us a clear explanation on the importance of puja and the various puja available which can help us to clear our obstacles.

    We are very fortunate that Rinpoche invited monks from Gaden Monastery to teach the puja team in Kechara to do puja so we can apply the same approach as in monastery in Tibet.

    Puja is very beneficial in helping us to clear our obstacles, overcome difficulties and give protection against harm and blessing.

  8. Chris Chong on Mar 2, 2016 at 12:20 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for setting up Puja House in Kechara. Our Pujas had been helping peoples in dire situation and some even in the matter of life and death. I had seen the effects of puja with my own eyes and how puja can benefit someone so much.

    In another post, Rinpoche says Puja is an act of compassion. When someone near to us have obstacles in their life and we are unable to help them due to our own insufficient of resources or ability, doing a puja for them is way better than sitting around and hoping the situtation to unfold itself.

    Humbly,
    Chris

  9. Jason on Feb 4, 2016 at 3:10 am

    Thx Rinpoche for sharing . I like the explanation on Trulso Puja. I like this statement ” we cheat ourselves when we counter Buddha’s teachings when we keep saying that we do not have good memory and our mind is inferior. We will also end up cheating everyone else around us with such a limited thinking. Hence, we should cast limitations on our minds when its capabilities are boundless.”
    Many people always said not good in memory , I am the one of them. I will change my mindset after I read the statement above.

  10. Loh Ann Leong (Penang Study Group) on Aug 16, 2015 at 2:00 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this posting. It’s make us layman aware and have good understanding and meaning of each and different pujas that served its purposes and circumstances that may required.

    OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SOHA _/|\_

  11. Pee Bee Chong on Dec 28, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing and brings Pujas to Malaysia. It is so honored that we can volunteer in Puja House and doing the puja to benefits ours.

  12. Adrian Cho on May 29, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    Lhapsang incense offering it is a very powerful and effective to clear obstacles and purify our negative energy. It is very good to do it before you go for travel.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this post.

  13. Davin Chan on May 28, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    Incense offering prayer(Lhapsang) is very effective to help us clear obstacles,collect merits and create the cause for us to be able to hold our can hold our commitment and vows in a pure way.
    May all sentient being continue be benefited from this powerful pujas. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

  14. Erickksiow on May 27, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    That’s so many Puja’s in Tibetan Buddhism. Long way to learn.

    Thank You Rinpoche for sharing the article to us.

    Best Regards
    Eric

  15. Felix Kong on May 27, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche sharing the the powerful pujas and the important of make incenses offering( Lhapsang ).Nowadays people always have excuse said that busy for work or other things, need short cut to clear our obstacles and difficulties. Making incense offering is the easy step for clearing obstacles and even can hold our commitment and vows. Will keep sharing to more peoples 🙂

  16. romi on Feb 19, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    Dear Sir,

    I believe in the power of Buddhist Mantras and pujas. I have been trying very hard to revive my already devastated career since 2011 by going for an MBA study abroad, but owing to lack of funds I am unable to go. I would request you to please pray on my behalf to GOD-the Almighty, so that I may be able to get some funds through disposal of my aunt’s property this year, which would enable me to undertake the desire destination for me.

  17. Wylfred Ng on Nov 20, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for the sharing. There are some puja that i am not familiar with and through this blog post, i can know the actual purpose of doing some of the puja like Gyabsi.

    I like Tara Puja the most.
    I know that the puja that Rinpoche want to be done everyday at Kechara House is Tara Puja and Dukkar Puja.And both of them also are my favorite deity.

    Hope that the puja not only can benefit me, but to benefit the people around me too.

    Thanks for the sharing.

  18. Carmen Lin @ KMP on Nov 2, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    I love Puja! Especially Menhla (Medicine Buddha Puja)! By the way Menhla is held every Tuesday 8pm at Kechara House. I have an experience with the benefits of Medicine Buddha Puja. Last year December, I have undergone a corrective jaw surgery under the advised of my Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons/Dentist. KMP (Kechara Media & Publications) has kindly sponsored a Menhla puja to be done on the day of my surgery and another Menhla puja which was kindly sponsored by Chin Yong, Gim Lee’s Cousin for my fast recovery.

    The miracle is I did not feel much/severed pain as predicted by the doctor, Morphine was being removed the next morning of the surgery. My recovery process was fast and even the doctors are surprised. As they said my case is rare as I have to do both the upper and lower jaw and being under GA (General Anaesthesia) for 8 hours or more. The day before the surgery, I had visitors and flower baskets sent to me which are from Rinpoche, KMP and some other kind members. I’m considered very lucky that Menhla puja and prayers have been done to ease my mind and feel blessed. Thank you Rinpoche and all that have shown me much care and love. Good wishes to all of you.

    For more informatio on puja’s benefits, please visit the links below:

    1. https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/learning-pujas-from-gen-la.html

    2. https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/inviting-lord-setrap-to-ones-abode-links-to-teachings.html

  19. Tong sunsun on Oct 19, 2013 at 2:19 am

    法会带来的益处不可小觑,在克切拉的药师佛法会几乎每天都会有一场,可想而知受业力影响的众生何其多。所以仁波切要我们设立法会组,就是让病苦的众生可以脱离病困。也同时让参加法会的义工有机会多累计功德,真是一举数得。

  20. Wan Wai Meng on Sep 27, 2013 at 8:43 am

    Having a puja house can bring a lot of benefit to Malaysians.

  21. Beatrix Ooi on Sep 22, 2013 at 1:00 am

    Pujas are truly very powerful, I had the honour to witness quite a few miracles that have happened after Pujas being done. I personally do believe in Pujas, when Pujas are done with correct motivations, it will definitely show results. Kechara House has a very special Kechara Puja House, where a group of members will be performing Pujas for the sponsors, I think that it’s very great as it will benefit a lot of people.

  22. jerry_sito on Sep 20, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    每当我参与法会的时候,总是给那宁静祥和的力量给深深的感动着,记得我刚接触Kechara的时候

    当我走入大殿,给那庄严的佛像与色彩缤纷的供品给吸引的有种难以形容的喜悦与熟悉的感觉

    后来慢慢接触法会后,发现法会的力量切切实实的帮助到很多的人与一切众生

    让我学习到要用真心的透过法会帮助大家,并因学习法会,更能转化我们自己与他人的心识

    让我们变的更慈悲

    感谢师父成立了kechara ,并让我们在这里学习法会与了解法会正真的意义

    i love puja 🙂

  23. Cliff on Sep 19, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    I have always found Puja’s very beautiful and therapeutic once after coming out of one. It is beautiful that Rinpoche has given the opportunity for all the Kecharians to learn and went through great lengths to get Ven. Kating Rinpoche and Gen Lobsang Yeshe to come all the way to Malaysia and patiently teach Kecharians how to conduct pujas. Now the traditional practice can be spread to other people who are interested in learning how to do pujas. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this with us.

  24. AdelineTan on Sep 19, 2013 at 1:32 am

    Pujas are very powerful and effective when they are done with the right motivation with Buddha’s Blessing. I personally have benefited from the pujas done in the monastery by the monks for 8 months more than 4 years ago and now my major health problems have been solved. I wish to thank Rinpoche from the depth of my heart for being so kindly and patiently arranging all these wonderful pujas for me.

  25. KYC on Sep 18, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    I was fortunate to be part of the puja team in Kechara House from the beginning and learned many pujas. Later I was able to perform pujas in the Kechara Puja House. A puja, as Rinpoche said, is an expression of our compassion. When we do pujas for others, we are in fact showing that we care about others and their well-being. When we hear from the sponsors that the pujas have benefited them, we feel very happy.

  26. Andrew James Boon on Sep 18, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    How wonderful that Kechara has such authentic pujas that are incredibly meritorious and efficacious!

    It is all thanks to Rinpoche’s forward vision and blessings that we in Kechara are able to learn directly from the true source that is the Monasteries in India.

  27. Felix Kong on Sep 17, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    So fortunate that learning the exactly tradition Puja from Ven. Kating Rinpoche and Gen Lobsang Yeshe(Gaden Shartse Monastery). Pujas can benefit a lot of peoples, now we have special team for doing Puja and we can request a Puja from this link http://vajrasecrets.com/pujas-1.html?SID=6r1l3pkpo98h7l54o20pg6i2i3

  28. Adrian Cho on Sep 17, 2013 at 3:25 am

    This is so nice, that I can knows more in details about all this pujas.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this post and teachings.

  29. Alan Chan ( KHJB ) on Sep 17, 2013 at 12:59 am

    Thank you Rinpoche Sharing !
    I am believe Puja can bring benefit to us !
    I have requested for Green Tara puja and dedicated to my twin daughters , during that time , they are pre-mature babies and need to stay in incubator , after done the puja , both of them in good health and cute , Thank you Rinpoche .

  30. Grace Leu(KHJB) on Sep 16, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    I’ m felt so proud that Kechara House can provide so many powerful puja which can help us overcome different type of obstacles. They are well trained, in proper protocol, all the steps and set up is in order.Thank you Rinpoche and the team make it so successful.

  31. Shelly tai on Sep 16, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this puja explanation with us. I love all puja I think for lay people like us need puja a lot because it help us to clear obstacles, we are so fortunate that we have these powerful puja here available in Kechara for us.

  32. Jill Yam on Sep 16, 2013 at 12:23 am

    I believe in the powers of puja. As a volunteer in Kechara Puja House (previously known as Shabten Kang), I have performed quite a few pujas that Rinpoche has mentioned in this article.
    Performing a puja for the sponsors, I do feel very healing myself too, to be able to help those in need, through pujas. I have faith in the pujas and more importantly, my Guru.

  33. wansan on Sep 15, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    How bless we are to be at Kechara Houses where we can do authentic blessed pujas after much training from the seniors and also all the pujas are from the 600 year old Gaden Monastery. How fortunate! Pujas are wonderful and effective at the same time. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article about each individual pujas and its benefits.

  34. CK Siah on Sep 15, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    在很久以前,曾听过一位法师说:看到有佛教法会, 要争着去做,可以功德无量。那时我才知道法会的重要性。记得第一次来克切拉上的法会是黄财神,那时还神经兮兮的道处问法会的行程, 给志工的感觉我很怪。后来进来了克切拉才知道这里法会林林种种,怪不得志工见怪不怪。很感恩仁波切从甘丹萨济寺传授种种的密宗法会给我们。这些法会都是很殊胜,精华和佛法无边。它可以协助我们消除各种各样的障碍或健康和疾病的痛苦。
    我向来都很相信法会的一股无形力量,只要我们诚心诚意的观住,专心观想和意念,它是可以达到我们要求的效果。谢谢仁波切的分享

  35. Patsy on Sep 15, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    Pujas are very effective to bring relief and clear obstacles and especially if the practitioners performed with the right motivation. I have personally had many obstacles cleared after pujas were performed.

    The KH puja teams are very fortunate to be able to learn and train up to do the pujas and they have dedicated their time and effort to do the puja well so that it will be of tremendous benefit to others.

  36. Sean Wang on Sep 14, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    Pujas are indeed powerful. I have felt their effectiveness and benefits before. When pujas are done with right motivation and for good things, the effect is almost certain. Pujas show that on a scientific level, our mind can heal others through good intention and on a spiritual level, we can use the Buddhas to heal others via chanting and puja. I guess it is another sign that our mind has Buddha nature. The capability to heal.

  37. Shelly tai on Sep 13, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this information about puja. I personally think puja is very effective as long as our motivation in doing the puja is correct. We as a Kecharian are very fortunate to get to learn all these pujas which will bring tremendous amount of benefits to our spiritual journey.

  38. skyong on Nov 16, 2011 at 3:12 am

    I find that puja is very interesting in the sense it involve our body, speech and mind into action. And that you can ‘perform’ it repeatedly, no matter the number of times you have actually done it previously. It can be a prayer for a sick person, for a challenging part of our lives we are going thru and for a good outcome.

    It should not be thought as a bored or meaningless task. Instead we can support and help the person indirectly by doing pujas. It should be a feeling of compassionate towards the person, the wish we can help the person. And perhaps everyone? So puja is towards other people.

    A puja includes preparation, the prayers, and the cleanup, a lot of effort and sweat. Very happy for them, the KH Puja Team, they have dedicate their time and energies into learning and doing pujas for others. 🙂

  39. James Long on Nov 9, 2011 at 2:40 am

    We are very fortunate to learn all these Holy prayers/ pujas according to out mother monastery Gaden. It is very lucky for local Malaysian to have pujas ready in Kechara.

    My mum suddenly lost her right eye sight, my brother, sister and I are so worry as my mum staying alone. I called up Mrs Ngeow to arrange for Setrap Puja and Medicine Buddha Puja for my mum, the next day when my brother took my mum to do a medical check up, Doctor said the eye is still fine, just that there’re some blood clog at the back of the eye, which they need to do some test to determine if operation needed.

    Dr Jiang told me that it is quite normal to happen as long as the eye is still fuctioning, then my mum’s eye sight will recover once the blood clog is cleared, Dr Jaing told me before the actual medical check up, so it matches what the Doctor said the next day.

    I thank you Rinpoche for planning to have Malaysian learned up and do traditional Puja in modern city.

  40. Ethan Chu on Oct 28, 2011 at 5:24 am

    This is a wonderful post with such details on each puja offered by Kechara. Pujas itself are very effective to clear obstacles, they have such great power to calm our mind down and a great meditation.

    Kechara is so kind to have so many authentic pujas available for us especially cater for us modern busy life. Thankyou!

  41. Arnaud Pontacq on Oct 24, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    Thank you Dearest Rinpoche !
    I shall ask you to do a Menlha and a Gyabshi Pujas for my Dearest mother and me who have big troubles. Dukkar and Namgyal Tsechog seems very good too. I think I am a Jodo Shinshu practitioner first. I hope it doesn’t matter. I am very frightened for our lives.

    Thank you so much Dearest Rinpoche !!!
    Arnaud and Georgette

  42. Matthew on Oct 21, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Hello,
    How do you make the tormas red?
    Thanks!

  43. tenzin llhamo on Oct 19, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the explanations above. Wish that I can be part of the puja team one day.

  44. So Kin Hoe on Oct 18, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for all the pujas sharing. The knowledge I receive here can connect me to Buddhahood.

  45. Steve Tobias on Oct 18, 2011 at 6:33 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for the detailed explanation and correlating dharma talk which Paris transcribed. I don’t have the causes to perform these pujas at the moment, but it will help me focus on my own practice and on what I can do to improve. It is helpful to study the information, then apply the concepts where they can connect.

  46. Roland on Oct 18, 2011 at 3:28 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    I saw a book on The Intention Experiment today (didn’t buy the book), how our thought can heal the world. I am thinking, if we can do a prayer every week for a start that dedicate our thought to heal this world. How wonderful can that be, since it incorporate into our prayer session too.

    The reason of this sudden interest in this Intention Experiment is not sudden actually, I have been thinking for some time about the inequality in the wealth and poverty among different countries and people in the world. Not that I don’t believe in Karma, that everyone are result from their past, the other side of argument/position of our thinking is, we can do something, we can start to change and to make things right again. That come to my mind is that the world now need a revolution in the financial world system. We need a change now. Recently, the new movement of “Occupy Wall Street” started in new york any spreed to many different countries already. I think many people are thinking about the need of revolution. So the Intention Experiment is not that sudden when I think of it, when I saw that book today.

    This lead me to thinking, if we can now start to cultivate a mind or intention thought/prayer specifically for healing our world and bring world peace in everywhere we live in this world, won’t it be good we can start to have it in our mind stream now? which it will eventually become a new heal the world or world peace movement that come in the future, just like the “Occupy Wall Street” it won’t start just like that, many people have been thinking about it in their mind and eventually become a movement. For a world to heal, we can try thinking good thoughts and good action toward this world too. right?

    sorry for long story and hope you can answer few of my questions that is more relate to his article, Puja.

    Dear Rinpoche,

    please advise or write for us a special prayer to have in our mind or thought that we can add into our prayer before the prayer or in the dedication part, toward healing the world?

    please advise what puja we can do weekly specially dedicate to minimise or lessen the natural disaster in the place we stay and in other part of the world? Tsong Khapa puja? Setrap Puja?

    Rinpoche, Please live long and healthy to teach us Dharma. Thank you.

    • Choongs on Sep 19, 2013 at 11:07 am

      I like your noble motivation.

  47. wanwaimeng on Oct 18, 2011 at 12:33 am

    Pujas are truly amazing and have effacacious results when done by practitioners with the right motivation and right knowledge. There was a lady whose daughter was ill and the daughter kept having high fever non stop and when pujas were started by the gaden monks her fever immediately subsided.

  48. freon on Oct 18, 2011 at 12:12 am

    I personally experienced the effectiveness and the powerful of chanting mantras. Previously I was chanting Sutras and it was really wish fulfilling! Chanting or pujas in group is really powerful. Rinpoche is great to bring all these treasures to us. Revealing it to us to save us. These are the treasures that are very hard for us as an ordinary person to learn or even hear it if Rinpoche had not brought it to us. Thank you Guru

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    It is quite sad to know the condition of our Earth. Pollution essentially affects the quality of human life than one can imagine. The resources earth provides us are limited. They are blessings which we do not count.

    All these are mainly caused by human activities which harm the environment. It works in mysterious ways, sometimes which cannot be seen by the naked eye. Human has become selfish and is utilizing the earth’s resources at a instant rapid rate to enjoy privileges however forgotten on the effect of it in long run.

    Earth is a privilege given to us by nature and it’s our responsibility to protect it . Our well
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    Thank you for the unique interior design of Tao Restaurant in New York. I am very much fascinated to see the huge Buddha statue in this restaurant.

    The design idea is as such that able to bring versatile atmosphere to life. It also has a significant influence on customer experience because it includes planning the layout of the restaurant.

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    Tuesday, May 17. 2022 03:52 PM
    Kyabje Chatral Rinpoche, also known as Chetul Sangye Dorje, is one of the few living disciples of the great master Khenpo Ngagchung . A great renowned realised Dzogchen yogis Master known for his great realization and strict disciplines. He lives a life as a wandering yogi meditating alone in caves for many years ,ceaselessly working to overturn samsara for all sentient beings. During his life Chatral Rinpoche was one of the most vocal opponents of meat eating in Tibetan Buddhism. He releases large amounts of fish from the Calcutta fish markets every year.Chatral Rinpoche even composed a song about this practise of saving lives. His amazing story and teachings had indeed inspired many especially the westerners. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/kyabje-chatral-sangye-dorjee-rinpoche.html
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    Tuesday, May 17. 2022 03:51 PM
    Samfoonheei on May 17, 2022 at 3:45 pm
    Revisit this incredible sharing of the history of Bhutan and the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. Bhutan a beautiful landlocked country have been long connected with Dorje Shugden ever since the days of 4th Zhabdrung Rinpoche Jetsun Jigme Norbu long and established tradition in Bhutan. Bhutan recognizes Buddhism as the state’s “spiritual heritage,” provides for freedom of religion, and bans discrimination based on religious belief. Buddhism was first introduced to Bhutan in the 7th century by Guru Padmasambhava. The Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal is considered to be the founder of modern day Bhutan. Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal was notable Drukpa Kagyu masters of this nation advocated the practice of the enlightened Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. These goes back to the time of the 3rd Drubwang Tenzin Zangpo from the incarnation lineage where he had authored part of an early propitiation text to Dorje Shugden. Followed by the 4th Zhabdrung Jigme Norbu, from the reincarnation lineage of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, also included extensive prayers to Dorje Shugden in his collected works. Interesting findings the Gyalwang Drukpas are considered to be emanations of Chenrezig, the Buddha of Compassion. All liturgies to Dorje Shugden can be found in the collected works of prominent high lamas whose incarnation lineages are deeply linked with the very fabric of Bhutan’s history. The 4th Zhabdrung Rinpoche Jetsun Jigme Norbu is highly attained and cannot be wrong about Dorje Shugden. The 4th Zhabdrung Jigme Norbu’s autobiography tells all.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great sharing. May more and more people know the truth the very truth and realised that Dorje Shugden is not evil but a very powerful dharma protector. The practice of Dorje Shugden is indeed very beneficial which had been practiced centuries ago.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-4th-zhabdrung-rinpoche-of-bhutan-and-dorje-shugden.html
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    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this inspiring article.

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    Tuesday, May 10. 2022 03:39 PM
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    It is quite a task to complete this as it requires a lot of effort and energy to input into the various collection of materials to complete the wealth vase and the wealth box.

    I had a lot information about this beneficial ritual which generates the energy to acquire resources for the proliferation of Dharma.

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    Tuesday, May 10. 2022 03:23 PM
    Very exciting news! H E kyabje Dagom Rinpoche’s incarnation is back. This young incarnation pay a visit to Trode Khangsar Chapel and makes offerings of gold to Djorje Shugden. This 350-year-old Trode Khangsar chapel was built and dedicated to Dorje Shugden the Powerful Dharma Protector. Offering gold to sacred images is a very traditional Tibetan method of paying homage to holy images. Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche’s previous lives were great masters, scholars and practitioners of Dorje Shugden. He held on strongly to his faith, devotion and respect for the Dorje Shugden. It is indeed inspiring to read and know that great masters are coming back. It brings so much hope and deepens faith that these Tulkus are back, life after life. As claimed by the Tibetan leadership that anyone practicing Dorje Shugden one will take rebirth into the lower realms. That’s wrongly says . Interesting post.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/incarnation-of-kyabje-dagom-rinpoche-makes-offerings-of-gold-to-dorje-shugden
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    Tuesday, May 10. 2022 03:21 PM
    Interesting read even not so scary afterall. But someone who have not experience before seeing a dark swirling ‘entity’ that was not exactly the shape of human will be frozen to death. Not for me as I do have Ds pendant with me and chanting Mantras helps me. Most hotels do have special unwanted guests . I did experienced this before while staying in old hotels .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/paranormal-stories/25903.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, May 10. 2022 03:12 PM
    Odiyan Retreat Center is a 1000-acre spiritual home for the Dharma in the West and to support Buddhist centers and practitioners in Asia. Founded by Venerable Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche in 1975, the Odiyan way of life integrates creative and challenging work, with a path of self-exploration. Built entirely by volunteers from all around the world . They work in service of peace and harmony for all life, through the creation, preservation, and activation of ancient wisdom symbols and teachings. An amazing site where it is a living mandala, a sacred symbol found in Tibetan Buddhist culture. This mandala contains five temples and thousands of other sacred symbols. The community volunteers work tirelessly to maintain the mandala so as the benefits of this ancient stream of teachings remain alive. This center provides countless invitations to integrate mindfulness and meditation into everyday experience. Truly wonderful concept indeed. A place with beautiful architecture, temples , a diversity of plant life and animal friends as well. Interesting read . Hopefully our very own Kechara Forest Retreat Center will grow to be like Odiyan Center .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/odiyan-retreat-center-beautiful.html
  • Saras
    Monday, May 9. 2022 03:09 PM
    The interesting thing about a dream is that, as long as you do not stop trying to reach it, it is going to come true. The imagination from a dream and to a painting turn to be real. An authentic form of Manjushri stunning statue now took place in the centre of a beautiful pond, sending waves of blessing to all sentient beings in Kechara Forest Retreat and its surroundings environment.

    May all those who come to see Lord Manjushri receive the blessings of the three principal paths as intended through the aspirational prayers made based on Rinpoche’s kind advice.

    https://bit.ly/3vTtHZI
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, May 8. 2022 01:36 PM
    Mother Mary Teresa , known as Saint Teresa of Calcutta, an Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary who had dedicated to life in helping the destitute and dying in the slums of Calcutta,now known as Kolkata. During her lifetime Mother Teresa was well known for all her humanitarian efforts, her motivations. She set up soup kitchens, a leper colony, orphanages, and a home for the dying destitute. Inspiring indeed she educated the poorest of the poor, and fed the homeless. Considered as one of the 20th Century’s greatest humanitarians, she was canonized as Saint Teresa of Calcutta. For more than 50 years she had comforted the poor, the dying, and the unwanted around the world. From Calcutta to New York, Albania ,Yemen and many more around the world. She built a global network of nuns and lay volunteers, who today operate hospitals, health clinics, homeless shelters till to this days. She was such an enormous inspiration to many. Meaningful poems by Mother Teresa tells us a thousand words , so true indeed.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this Great Saint.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/people-are-often-self-centred.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, May 8. 2022 01:34 PM
    Meaningful poem composed by the 8th century Buddhist Sage Shantideva. Shantideva’s masterpiece shows the way to transcend the limitations of selfishness and realize the boundless compassion of the Bodhisattva. The goal of a Bodhisattva is nothing less than benefiting others and helping others to achieve enlightenment . When people achieve enlightenment, they become free from samsara , rebirth and suffering. Reading this poem again tells us a thousand words, inspiration poem to ponder.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/shanti.html

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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. 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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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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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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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Trying to WE-fie. Do we get that just alright, lol? Come and join us next time at Jalan Seang Tek, Kechara Penang Chapel. Celebrate Wesak with us ~ by Jacinta
5 days ago
Trying to WE-fie. Do we get that just alright, lol? Come and join us next time at Jalan Seang Tek, Kechara Penang Chapel. Celebrate Wesak with us ~ by Jacinta
Trying to "WE-fie". Do we get that just alright, lol? Come and join us next time at Jalan Seang Tek, Kechara Penang Chapel. Celebrate Wesak with us ~ by Jacinta
5 days ago
Trying to "WE-fie". Do we get that just alright, lol? Come and join us next time at Jalan Seang Tek, Kechara Penang Chapel. Celebrate Wesak with us ~ by Jacinta
Celebrated Wesak Day 2022 in Penang, with a group of fun, committed, helpful and also devoted friends & family. Kechara Penang Study Group 15/5/2022 ~by Jacinta
5 days ago
Celebrated Wesak Day 2022 in Penang, with a group of fun, committed, helpful and also devoted friends & family. Kechara Penang Study Group 15/5/2022 ~by Jacinta
Vesak Day 2022 - Bird liberation. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
5 days ago
Vesak Day 2022 - Bird liberation. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
All attendees are paying homage to Rinpoche and Buddhas before the start of our weekly Dorje Shugden puja. Outwardly, it seems that Dorje Shugden helps practitioners overcoming their obstacles and problems but ultimately Dorje Shugden’s supreme purpose is to help practitioners on their path to Enlightenment. Do join in our weekly DS puja, every Saturday @3 pm at Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. ~by Jacinta
3 weeks ago
All attendees are paying homage to Rinpoche and Buddhas before the start of our weekly Dorje Shugden puja. Outwardly, it seems that Dorje Shugden helps practitioners overcoming their obstacles and problems but ultimately Dorje Shugden’s supreme purpose is to help practitioners on their path to Enlightenment. Do join in our weekly DS puja, every Saturday @3 pm at Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. ~by Jacinta
All of us are practicing on how to properly use dorje(Vajra), bell and damaru ~ Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
3 weeks ago
All of us are practicing on how to properly use dorje(Vajra), bell and damaru ~ Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
After inviting Dorje Shugden Wangze, Pastor Seng Piow teaches us how to use ritual objects and the full set of prayer accompanying it. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
3 weeks ago
After inviting Dorje Shugden Wangze, Pastor Seng Piow teaches us how to use ritual objects and the full set of prayer accompanying it. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
With great happiness, merits and excitement that Penang Group have invited Buddha Wangzey to Penang chapel, complete with full rituals and prayer. 30th April 2022 Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
3 weeks ago
With great happiness, merits and excitement that Penang Group have invited Buddha Wangzey to Penang chapel, complete with full rituals and prayer. 30th April 2022 Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
Come and get your blessing from Lama Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden in Penang @ Jalan Seang Tek ~ by Jacinta.
4 weeks ago
Come and get your blessing from Lama Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden in Penang @ Jalan Seang Tek ~ by Jacinta.
Special thanks to one of our dedicated Penang group members, Choong for superb tormas. Swift Return Puja @ every Saturday, 3pm. Do contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
4 weeks ago
Special thanks to one of our dedicated Penang group members, Choong for superb tormas. Swift Return Puja @ every Saturday, 3pm. Do contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
Thanks to William for being the Umze for Swift Return Puja at Penang Centre. ~ by Jacinta
4 weeks ago
Thanks to William for being the Umze for Swift Return Puja at Penang Centre. ~ by Jacinta
The members of Kechara Penang Study Group are offering serkym to Dorje Shugden and His entourage. There's puja every Saturday @ 3 pm at Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek. All are welcome. ~by Jacinta
4 weeks ago
The members of Kechara Penang Study Group are offering serkym to Dorje Shugden and His entourage. There's puja every Saturday @ 3 pm at Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek. All are welcome. ~by Jacinta
We are in the third week of Ramadan this year, and kind volunteers have never failed to feed people in need since Tengku Zatashah started this meaningful #zerofoodwastage initiative in 2016. The aim is to benefit the underprivileged with nice surplus food collected from Ramadan buffets. Every night during the month of Ramadan, volunteers collect surplus cooked food from hotels and distribute it to charity homes and low-income families. THANK YOU, Tengku, dedicated volunteers and hotel partners, for making this Ramadan special for the underprivileged. #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment - KSK @ Vivian
4 weeks ago
We are in the third week of Ramadan this year, and kind volunteers have never failed to feed people in need since Tengku Zatashah started this meaningful #zerofoodwastage initiative in 2016. The aim is to benefit the underprivileged with nice surplus food collected from Ramadan buffets. Every night during the month of Ramadan, volunteers collect surplus cooked food from hotels and distribute it to charity homes and low-income families. THANK YOU, Tengku, dedicated volunteers and hotel partners, for making this Ramadan special for the underprivileged. #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment - KSK @ Vivian
We were chanting Migsetma mantra at the time this picture was taken. Thanks to all our Penang members who are very committed to attend Swift Return puja weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group, every Saturday @ 3pm. ~by Jacinta
1 month ago
We were chanting Migsetma mantra at the time this picture was taken. Thanks to all our Penang members who are very committed to attend Swift Return puja weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group, every Saturday @ 3pm. ~by Jacinta
William, who is our leader/ Umze is cleaning the pantry and Gordon offered up 4 carton of packet drinks today. We cannot thank you enough for all kind hearted who sponsored various offerings weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
1 month ago
William, who is our leader/ Umze is cleaning the pantry and Gordon offered up 4 carton of packet drinks today. We cannot thank you enough for all kind hearted who sponsored various offerings weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
Siew Hong came with a basket of fruits while Choong, who is expert in baking offered tormas today for our Swift Return Puja. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
1 month ago
Siew Hong came with a basket of fruits while Choong, who is expert in baking offered tormas today for our Swift Return Puja. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
Dedicated sisters, Sharyn and Swee Bee. They always make sure our puja offerings, especially fruits are arranged nicely. Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
1 month ago
Dedicated sisters, Sharyn and Swee Bee. They always make sure our puja offerings, especially fruits are arranged nicely. Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
Committed and hardworking Kechara Penang members, Mr. Tang and Mr. Huey. Really appreciate having you both at our weekly puja . Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
1 month ago
Committed and hardworking Kechara Penang members, Mr. Tang and Mr. Huey. Really appreciate having you both at our weekly puja . Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
KSK medic personnel have been tending to the needs of the clients every week. Their consistent kindness helps improve the medical welfare of those without a home. Thank you for serving and making them your priority on your weekends. #medicteam #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
2 months ago
KSK medic personnel have been tending to the needs of the clients every week. Their consistent kindness helps improve the medical welfare of those without a home. Thank you for serving and making them your priority on your weekends. #medicteam #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
In the midst of chaos, let's start healing. We have Dorje Shugden Puja every Saturday @ 3 pm. Contact William for more info. Kechara Penang Study Group. ~ by Jacinta.
3 months ago
In the midst of chaos, let's start healing. We have Dorje Shugden Puja every Saturday @ 3 pm. Contact William for more info. Kechara Penang Study Group. ~ by Jacinta.
3 months ago
Pastor is in da' house!!!! Kechara Penang Study Group @ Saturday, 3 pm. Contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
3 months ago
Pastor is in da' house!!!! Kechara Penang Study Group @ Saturday, 3 pm. Contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
3 months ago
4 months ago
After Dorje Shugden puja @Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek, members went to a nearby vegetarian shop for gathering. #CNY2022 #HappyReunion by Jacinta.
4 months ago
After Dorje Shugden puja @Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek, members went to a nearby vegetarian shop for gathering. #CNY2022 #HappyReunion by Jacinta.
In 2021, we've encountered far too many challenges—Pandemic, months-long lockdown, landslide, and flood. We are proud to witness Malaysians helping one another as these agonies come sequentially. Looking back to 2021, Kechara Soup Kitchen has made significant progress, with more to come in 2022. Every year, we move a little closer to our vision. We are immensely thankful to have such dedicated teams of volunteers willing to go above and beyond for our clients. Not to mention our sponsors and donors; none of this would have been possible without you. Thank you. Thank you for being you. Thank you for helping the underprivileged to a better future. Have a blessed year ahead from our hearts to your hearts. #2022 #newyear #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
4 months ago
In 2021, we've encountered far too many challenges—Pandemic, months-long lockdown, landslide, and flood. We are proud to witness Malaysians helping one another as these agonies come sequentially. Looking back to 2021, Kechara Soup Kitchen has made significant progress, with more to come in 2022. Every year, we move a little closer to our vision. We are immensely thankful to have such dedicated teams of volunteers willing to go above and beyond for our clients. Not to mention our sponsors and donors; none of this would have been possible without you. Thank you. Thank you for being you. Thank you for helping the underprivileged to a better future. Have a blessed year ahead from our hearts to your hearts. #2022 #newyear #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
Ipoh members were taking turns to offer Serkym and lights to Dorje Shugden. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
6 months ago
Ipoh members were taking turns to offer Serkym and lights to Dorje Shugden. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Ipoh members were preparing for Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
6 months ago
Kechara Ipoh members were preparing for Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 4th Dec 2021. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
6 months ago
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 4th Dec 2021. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Jun, our new Ipoh member, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden & The Three Jewels. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
6 months ago
Jun, our new Ipoh member, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden & The Three Jewels. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Mr. Cheah has offered 3 sets of Serkym prior to Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
6 months ago
Mr. Cheah has offered 3 sets of Serkym prior to Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has completed a Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 20th Nov '21. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
6 months ago
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has completed a Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 20th Nov '21. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Mr. Philip, our new visitor to Ipoh centre, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa and the Three Jewels prior to DS puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
6 months ago
Mr. Philip, our new visitor to Ipoh centre, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa and the Three Jewels prior to DS puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has resumed our Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 6th Nov 2021. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
6 months ago
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has resumed our Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 6th Nov 2021. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
6 months ago
Mark your calendars - we are about to embark on an epic ride! Kechara Food Bank will be travelling across the Peninsular in our giant truck to send dry food to over 2300 families. Thank you Volvo Trucks Malaysia for your generous donation of this custom-designed truck. What’s more – PPB Group Bhd is generously donating the food provision for this one-of-a-kind journey. Thank you on behalf of our grateful beneficiaries! Want to see all of this in action? Join us live or watch the videos and photos on our social media. Stay tuned!
8 months ago
Mark your calendars - we are about to embark on an epic ride! Kechara Food Bank will be travelling across the Peninsular in our giant truck to send dry food to over 2300 families. Thank you Volvo Trucks Malaysia for your generous donation of this custom-designed truck. What’s more – PPB Group Bhd is generously donating the food provision for this one-of-a-kind journey. Thank you on behalf of our grateful beneficiaries! Want to see all of this in action? Join us live or watch the videos and photos on our social media. Stay tuned!
Underprivileged residents of two PPRs in Kuala Lumpur recently received a total of 427kg from our longterm surplus produce sponsor, Lotuss Stores (formerly Tesco Stores). The 65 families are our regular beneficiaries, and are grateful to receive fresh vegetables on a consistent basis right at their doorstep. One of our recipients, Rajeswari, 52, single mother of 2 children, shared that she stopped receiving welfare aid due to unforeseen circumstances. Her words: "Saya cakap untuk Kechara [Soup Kitchen] banyak terima kasih sebab kasi makanan. Dan lebih mau tolong orang lain yang susah seperti saya". Our heartfelt thank-you goes to Lotuss Stores for being a dependable source of food aid and for #helpingthepoor with us. #kecharafoodbank #makingadifference #kitajagakita #charity #foodbank #bantuan #ngomalaysia #givingback #strongertogether - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
Underprivileged residents of two PPRs in Kuala Lumpur recently received a total of 427kg from our longterm surplus produce sponsor, Lotuss Stores (formerly Tesco Stores). The 65 families are our regular beneficiaries, and are grateful to receive fresh vegetables on a consistent basis right at their doorstep. One of our recipients, Rajeswari, 52, single mother of 2 children, shared that she stopped receiving welfare aid due to unforeseen circumstances. Her words: "Saya cakap untuk Kechara [Soup Kitchen] banyak terima kasih sebab kasi makanan. Dan lebih mau tolong orang lain yang susah seperti saya". Our heartfelt thank-you goes to Lotuss Stores for being a dependable source of food aid and for #helpingthepoor with us. #kecharafoodbank #makingadifference #kitajagakita #charity #foodbank #bantuan #ngomalaysia #givingback #strongertogether - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Pastor Shin winning some mystery gifts for being the 1st person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog chat quiz. Blog chat is a fun way to learn the Dharma. To find out more, check out > tsemrinpoche.com/chat. Joy - Moderator
1 years ago
Pastor Shin winning some mystery gifts for being the 1st person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog chat quiz. Blog chat is a fun way to learn the Dharma. To find out more, check out > tsemrinpoche.com/chat. Joy - Moderator
Here is Pastor Antoinette who won some mystery gifts for being the 2nd person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog Chat quiz/discussion. To find out more check out our blog chat section for our weekly topic! Joy - Moderator
1 years ago
Here is Pastor Antoinette who won some mystery gifts for being the 2nd person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog Chat quiz/discussion. To find out more check out our blog chat section for our weekly topic! Joy - Moderator
#KFBBentong: Ready for some exciting news? We are now at RM154,523.94 - surpassing the funds required for our Pahang food bank operations! Thank you to all who kindly donated, we are deeply moved by your care and generosity towards the less fortunate struggling in our midst. To make our shared goal to continue #helpingthepoor a reality, we are now eagerly looking for suitable premises in Bentong. We will update soon on our progress, so stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #foodaid #bantuan #kitajagakita #hungerknowsnobarriers #endhunger #charity #ngomalaysia #Pahang - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
#KFBBentong: Ready for some exciting news? We are now at RM154,523.94 - surpassing the funds required for our Pahang food bank operations! Thank you to all who kindly donated, we are deeply moved by your care and generosity towards the less fortunate struggling in our midst. To make our shared goal to continue #helpingthepoor a reality, we are now eagerly looking for suitable premises in Bentong. We will update soon on our progress, so stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #foodaid #bantuan #kitajagakita #hungerknowsnobarriers #endhunger #charity #ngomalaysia #Pahang - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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