Tsongkhapa & Friends at a disco???

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Datin is really patient. She has beautified so many Buddha statues by patiently spending hundreds of hours on gluing crystals to the holy images. She has a steady hand, creative mind, tons of patience and she loves to make the Buddhas beautiful.

Datin, her daughters, Patsy, Cherri, James, Kenny and a few other volunteers came daily to create this beautiful ‘bling bling’ work of art on Buddha Shakyamuni, Tsongkhapa, and Tara, who look like they are in a divine disco… hehe I love it!

(By Tsem Rinpoche)

I always like to do things that are unconventional or have different from the norm… especially when being different make things stand out better to attract people to the Dharma, or to practice better and to plant Dharma seeds in many beings.

These beautiful images are from Paul at Kechara Discovery and they are each 3 feet or 1 meter in height. They are in the audience room of Tsem Ladrang Kuala Lumpur for our private worship.

You can also see similar beautiful statues in Kechara Paradise Outlets. My passion for Buddha statues has been a lifelong love ever since I was very young. I love for people to have them as they bring so much benefit to people, and even by just looking at a Buddha image, the seed of enlightenment is planted into their mind stream. This is why I love making Buddha statues very beautiful and attractive. Having beautiful, iconographically correct Buddha images are essential part of our daily meditation and prayers to help in of visualisation and focus. These Buddhas are so beautiful, glamorous, shiny and very elegant. They are residing in Tsem Ladrang and I am sure Bobby Trendy in Los Angeles would love them!

Tsem Rinpoche


 

The traditional Gelugpa altar set up usually consist of three main Buddhas; Buddha Shakyamuni on the far left – representing the original Buddha that appeared in our aeon before Lama Tsongkhapa. Next is Lama Tsongkhapa who sits in the middle as the main Buddha of our lineage and finally Green Tara, for the fulfilment of all our wishes, activities and spiritual growth.

In the Tibetan tradition, Buddha statues are usually beautified and adorned with many precious stones such as turquoise, corals, pearls, and Dzi beads which are gems that can be found in the Himalayan region. However, in today’s modern times, we have an abundance and a variety of beautifully carved stones and jewels, hence we can be more creative with our offerings to the Buddhas. This is what inspired the creation of these beautiful ‘bling-bling’ altar set up, where the Buddhas are being adorned with Swarovski crystals.

The reasons for offering up a lot of beautiful jewels on to our Buddhas and altar is because offerings of such richness to the Buddhas create the causes for us to receive abundant resources and support. There are many forms of resources, not just financial but also physical resources, which are very much needed, especially when we wish to build a beneficial Dharma institution like Kechara Forest Retreat, to preserve and spread the holy Buddhadharma to benefit many. ‘Give to receive’ that is the universal law. Therefore, the more we give, the more we shall receive as it creates the causes for this positive energy. It also helps us to cut down our miserly attitude, which is the root cause for us to not have resources and to be in poverty.

A Buddha’s form is made up of three aeons of culmination of merits due to the practice of restricting negativities of the body, speech and mind life after life. Therefore, to see a Buddha, to make offerings to a Buddha, to prostrate to a Buddha and to create Buddha images put the imprints in our mind to have such a situation in which we create the causes to have a Buddha’s body.

Every action we do towards the Buddha image, such as offering flowers to the Buddha, beautifying, painting, sponsoring, or prostrating to a Buddha image plants the seeds of what the Buddha represent in us, as well as the seeds for us to achieve the same enlightened state, just like the Buddha. In short, it is very powerful to have a Buddha image in our house because we are connecting to an outer being who has achieved full enlightenment, and at the same time we are connected to our own inner being that has the potential to achieve this same state of enlightenment. The Buddha said that whether we make offering to him or to an image of him, the merits are exactly the same when it is done with a good motivation. Hence, it is very powerful and very good for everyone to have a beautiful Buddha statue or image on our shrine. Therefore, we should always make abundant offerings to the Buddhas, to the best of our ability. We should offer up the best we can afford, as our enlightenment is priceless. So, by offering up diamond-like crystals onto the Buddha’s body is an expression of our value of the preciousness of what the Buddha represents and our wish to achieve the same, which is full enlightenment.

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Tsongkapa, King of the Three Worlds

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  1. Samfoonheei on Jul 2, 2019 at 1:07 pm

    Amazing …..with lots of sweat and patience the Buddha statues were decorated with lots of bling bling work of art. So much so it looks like Buddha Shakyamuni, Tsongkhapa, and Tara, are in a divine disco. Merely by looking at it makes my day wonderful and it’s a blessing. We offered such offerings to the Buddhas to create the causes for us to receive abundant resources and support. True generosity is an offering; given freely and out of pure love.No strings and expectation attached.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this simple teachings to be generous and sharing all the lovely , glamorous and shiny pictures .

  2. Lin Mun on Jun 29, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    The Buddha statues and altar are so beautiful. This is the first time I seen such an unconventional Buddhist altar. In Thailand mostly, the precious offering would be gold. All the Swarovski crystal are so ‘bling’ and make the Buddha look so grand. Thank you Rinpcohe for the teaching on generousity and offering. It is such a meritorious act to be able to make offering to Buddha. I remember when I was young and have no knowledge on Buddhism at all , keep asking why do we make offering to Buddha. I thought that since Buddha is so powerful then they can have anything they want without us offering. But after learning dharma, the offering is not that Buddha require it but we need it to help us collect merits and practise kindness and generousity.

  3. Yee Yin on Jun 28, 2019 at 9:57 pm

    This is indeed a very unconventional way to make offerings to the Buddhas. We cannot afford real diamonds to be offered on the Buddha statues but we can visualise these crystals as diamonds. What a brilliant way to collect merits.

    Thank you Rinpoche for always giving us ideas to collect merits and how to make our statues look gorgeous. The crystals give the statue a very classy and elegant look. If our budget allows, this can be one of the ways to collect a tremendous amount of merits.

  4. Michael C. on May 1, 2014 at 7:57 am

    *Drool falls out of my open mouth from gazing for too long. Like a Bug to a Light-Bulb at night.

  5. Wei Theng on Nov 24, 2012 at 1:10 am

    I saw this bling bling Buddhas earlier and wondered who did such a beautiful Buddha statues.
    Reading this post and realised the wonderful people behind that create such a beautiful piece of art. It takes a lot of patience and focus to do it. It’s just another Dharma practice through arts. Rejoice!

  6. James Long on Nov 22, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    是点缀,是闭关也是供养。在家子弟最好能时时作供养累积功德。毕竟我们不是僧人能每天禅修,研习佛法,所以必须通过做很多的供养来得到功德。供养不必多,也不一定是钱财。一杯茶,一杯水也是供养。

  7. Darren Kechara Paradise on Nov 19, 2012 at 1:27 am

    This is very beautiful. I liked the Lama Tsongkhapa with blings crystal on. 🙂

  8. ngeowchin on Sep 7, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Dear Datin,
    It had all been said and they are all sincere heartfelt appreciation of what you had contributed towards our organisation and to spirituality.You are a precious jewel which outshine all the swarowski crystals !
    May you and your family be blessed always and continue the holy work you have committed to doing.

  9. Datin Ng on Jul 10, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    Dear All, I truly humbled by all your compliments. This retreat of adorning thousands of glittering crystals on Buddhas was a training of my patience.
    It made me realize that one who is not at peace with himself cannot be at peace with others and if you can be patient among the impatient, most of the conflict and friction can be avoided. As Rinpoche always taught us, let others win, you dont lose BUT you GAIN! Knowing that i cannot change worldly conditions according to my wishes but i can change my mind to develope contentment, come what may, with this frame of mind, it will eventually lead you to patience, calmness and tolerance.
    Warmest Regards, Datin Ng

  10. Sandy Clarke on Jul 10, 2010 at 9:14 am

    These are superb! Can I have one?
    These are so…spellbinding to look at. At first glance, you can’t help but think “Wow – how glamorous”, but once I got over the initial feeling of awe, it struck me just how much time must have gone into making these statues look so divine. Like Lily said, it can be argued that these statues are ostentatious on the surface, but when you contemplate on the offerings, you realise just how much kindness, compassion, love, care and devotion went into making these statues look as they do, and (for once!) I’m struggling to find the words to describe the magnificence of the offerings and the sheer brilliance in terms of the creativity and focus. Such beautiful displays constructed by such beautiful practice!
    Kind regards,
    Sandy

  11. Lily on Jul 10, 2010 at 8:11 am

    Some people may look at these statues and think that it is too ostentatious. I confess I have that thought initially! Buddha was a humble man giving up all his riches. Tsongkapa was a simple monk so why adorned such glamour on to his images! Thinking more on this, offerings to the Three Jewels (in its literal sense here) is sacred but what matters is the motive rather than the size of the offerings. If by adorning crystals on to the statues helps one develops patience (as it is a meticulous task) which is one of the six paramitas, then surely this is a good thing! I will be looking to adorn my statues too and I would not feel it ostentatious at all!

  12. Angel SH Ooi on Jul 10, 2010 at 4:14 am

    I came to know Datin, since year 2002. She is BEAUTIFUL, nice lady, good hearted, kind and generosity..!
    Besides that, Datin has a quantity of creation and very talented. I have been to her mansion a couple of time, every time when I am there, for sure she will bring me into her prayer room! Oh my god, she really can decorate all her statues looks so nice and very beautiful, look like a REAL PERSON wearing tons of jewelry. AT THE SAME TIME INDIRECTLY, DATIN IS MAKING AN OFFERINGS TO ALL HER BUDDHAS. DATIN HAS SET A GOOD EXAMPLE FOR US TO LEARN. DATIN YOU ARE FANTASTIC!!!
    IF YOU WANT TO BE RICHED LIKE DATIN INNER AND OUTER, WE HAVE TO CREATE THE COURSE OF GIVING, LETS START WITH KINDNESS AND GENEROSITY!!! GO KSK! PLEASE GO TO http://www.kechara.com/ksk/.
    ACORDDING TO RINPOCHE’S TEACHING, PERSON LIKE DATIN MUST HAVE LOTS OF LOTS OF MERITS DUE TO HER KINDNESS AND GENEROSITY IN HER PASSED LIVES. THIS LIFE, SHE HAS BEEN BLESSED WITH COMFORTABLE LIFE, BEAUTIFUL KIDS AND OF COURSE NOT FORGOT ABOUT DATIN’S LOVING HUSBAND, DATUK JEFFREY NG AND DATIN’S IN LAWS AND FAMILY! THEY ALL ARE VERY KIND AND NICE PEOPLE. THANK YOU DATIN ONCE AGAIN, FOR YOUR ENDLESS CARE AND CONTRIBUTIONS TOWARDS THE GROWTH OF KECHARA ORGANIZATION!!! MAY DATIN YOU AND ALL YOUR LOVE ONES HAVE GOOD HEALTH AND LONG LIVES! OM MANI PEME HUNG.
    Love, angel

  13. Leonglili on Jul 10, 2010 at 2:44 am

    Those buddhas are certainly sparkling eye-catching beauties. Never have I seen Buddha adorned by so much glitter. It’s truly a magnificient work Datin has done.
    In fact everything about Kechara stood out as very contemporary , creative and colourful. That was what attracted me to Kechara Paradise outlet in the first place and from there on get to know more of Rinpoche’s teachings.
    Datin being the immediate past president of Kechara has contributed immense generosity and is very instrumental to Kechara’s growth. As a new member I thank you endlessly from my heart Datin for setting up a wonderful platform for us to learn Rinpoche’s teachings.

  14. Ooi Pe on Jul 9, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    It looks like the 3 Buddhas are ready for the bling-bling catwalk. Here they come, all decked out in the finest crystals, glued on piece by piece. Painstakingly completed with patience and eye for detail by Datin and her team of volunteers, these statues now adorn Rinpoche’s private altar in his audience room. Datin has turned these statues into wearing elegant robes, just as she is elegant too. Maybe we should gift Datin with Bill Keith’s sunglasses after all? What a wonderful way to collect merits. Datin is very generous in many ways, supporting Rinpoche’s dharma projects in various departments of the organisation.

  15. Shirley Tan on Jul 9, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    I had to wear my shades to read this blog post, especially in looking at the pictures. That is some major BLING! OMG.
    I cannot imagine how long it took Datin and her children to finish decorating the Buddhas with each crystal. It is definitely a mind training on patience, precision and concentration and the final product is the awesome beautiful shinning bright Buddhas – boundless light is an understatement here.
    Rinpoche certainly does everything in his own signature twist. It is always different, fresh and uber cool. Rinpoche will always find ways to portray the Buddhas and Dharma that are creative, innovative and fun.
    I don’t think anyone else in the world would embellish their Buddhas in this way. This can only be a “Tsem Tulku” trademark.

  16. May Ong on Jul 9, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    The first time I entered Tsem Rinpoche’s private audience room in Ladrang was astounding. Placed there on the altar facing Tse Rinpoche’s seat are three beautiful blink blink decorated statues – Buddha Shakyamuni, Tsongkhapa and Tara. Behind these statues is also a curtain of blink blinks of Sarovski crystals. If you travel the world to visit temples you will never be able to find such kind of statues decorated in this manner.
    Tsem Rinpoche said these are offerings you can make to any Buddha statues. You may use pearls, precious stones, gold leaf. You should see how Vajrayogini is being decorated. Datin Ng had exercised hours of patience and giving generosity for this project. Bravo!

  17. Wasukamol on Jul 9, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    Dear Datin, I like the blink blink buddhas that you and your team has done up on the 3 beautiful big statues for rinpoche ladrang. You and your team have did a great job!!! and for sure it came from love, patience to stick it piece by piece, effort and creative ideas to make from you and your team. The Green tara crown and lotus flower are very fantastic with the colorful swarovski, the tsongkhapa robe with white and gold color on hat very elegant.
    Datin also kindly did another 2pcs on 3ft Shakyamuni Buddha for Kechara Paradise Outlets. Each of this blink blink buddha statue have different disigns. You can go to view it at Kechara Pradise outlets @Sunway pyramis and @SS2 branch. There are absolutely fantastic!!!

  18. pamela on Jul 9, 2010 at 10:45 am

    It is obvious that Datin Ng is a very patient and loving person. Just look at the Buddhas! The cubic zirconias were beautifully and painstakingly glued on ONE by ONE! All the hard work paid off needless to say for look what she has done, offering her love and time, devoted herself into finishing what she started as a retreat.
    BEAUTIFUL!!!
    Whenever there are events, talks, fundraising, anything to do with Kechara, she will be there. Not to mention her busy schedules, she is the Executive Committee Member of Kechara World Peace Centre (http://www.kechara.com/peace-centre/about-us/our-team/) and an Honorary Liaison to our Spiritual Guide, H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche. WOW!

  19. Carmen Koo on Jul 8, 2010 at 2:55 am

    I saw the 3 statues today at Tsem Ladrang!! It was just splendid. Viewing it from photos and in real life is totally different. The photos simply cannot do justice to how wonderful the statues look when you experience it in person. The crystals were all stuck on so well, and the care and patience put into can be felt upon setting eyes on the statues.
    Although I have not met Datin, I can sense that she is an awfully patient woman with a very big heart who has tirelessly spread Dharma and never-endingly work to the growth of Kechara and manifestation of KWPC. I was told that together with her daughters and a few other volunteers, Datin painstakingly stuck each individual crystal onto the statues. Kudos to that. It must’ve taken a lot of patience, time and effort. Very well done. The statues look magnificent!

  20. margaretlee on Jul 8, 2010 at 12:34 am

    Rinpoche has said in his teaching that whatever you can afford, you should always make offering to the three jewels. Adorning a buddha statue with beautiful sparkling zicornia is a great way to collect vast amount of merits. Datin was chosen as she is creative, patient and has very steady hands. Rinpoche knows that Datin always like to beautify buddha statues,so Datin is the best candidate as she would enjoy what she is doing.
    Infact, the result is so stunning. Tsongkhapa, Shakyumuni and white tara all look like they are dressed in diamond robes. I love the idea and the look!!!
    I have a few words to share here about Datin, She is a lady of elegance, soft spoken and very kind hearted. She has contributed so much to support the growth of Rinpoche’s dharma work for many years, that without her, we would not be what we are today. Datin, thank you so much. You are someone whom I always respect.

  21. Peter on Jul 7, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    Terima Kasih Rinpoche!
    The practice of adorning Buddha images have its longstanding practice and roots in the Mahayana Sutras and Commentaries…and as I have read and learned from various sources, when adorning these sacred and worthy statues which represent the Body of the Buddha, we are basically cultivating the adornment of our own essential Buddha Nature with the qualities of the Perfections, cultivating a form of concentration of the Mind, planting Buddha causes for Buddha-like conditions and essentially benefiting ourselves and all around us when we maintain a Buddha-like moment to moment Mind frame which in turn effects both spiritual and mundane benefits.
    Then when we are in that state, we can always smile and conduct ourselves from a pure heart like Datin Ng and her friends who engaged in this practice.
    Wouldn’t that be lovely? 🙂 A Pure Land, Kechara on Earth…

  22. Irene Lim on Jul 7, 2010 at 11:38 am

    Yes, Datin has tons of patience. Her qualities are many although she stays quiet and low profile it does not mean she is a beauty without brain for she is at the helm of many public listed companies. Datin is an example of Rinpoche’s good student leading a bodhisattva way of life without wanting attention. Her generosity is overwhelming which is something I have to learn from her. Although she is gentle and soft she is persuasive, assertive and firm without offending people. Datin has hidden talents too. One of her creativity traits was recently discovered with blink blink odyssey on Tara, Lama Tsongkhapa and other enlightened images.

  23. Jean Mei on Jul 7, 2010 at 8:31 am

    I remember Tsem Rinpoche saying that everyone has a different way of practicing Dharma and different paths can lead to enlightenment.
    If I’m not mistaken, there was a monk who swept the grounds at monastery from one end to the other, continuously and that collected him a lot of merits and removed enough obstacles to lead him to enlightenment. Is that true? (my facts are probably all over the place) I remembering hearing it when I was quite young.
    If what I said above has any truth, then if painstakingly gluing Swarovski crystals onto a Buddha statue is one of the ways — why not!
    Actually, I’ll leave that to Datin, don’t want to do it and halfway realize that I’ve actually drawn a big Chanel sign right in the middle of the statue!! 😛 just kidding

  24. chia on Jul 7, 2010 at 8:13 am

    Dear Datin Ng, you are one of the generous people I had met. Your generosity and kindness toward Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, support Rinpoche personally, Tsem Ladrang , sangha, dharma center and various departments at Kechara organization. All of us had witnesses. You kindness to donate without any self motive has inspire more of the Kecharian contribute their time toward to dharma to make organization grown.
    Datin you are quiet and elegance women. Your idea and patiently put all the Swarovski crystal on the budhha statue make the buddha statue so stunning yet look elegance just like you. I like very much when I first saw it.
    Chia

  25. han on Jul 6, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    Bling Bling Buddhas, especially the Shakyamuni, i like!
    Through the kindness of our guru, Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, he assigned Datin such a wonderful way of collecting merits. Offering Jewels , crystals and precious stone to the buddhas.
    First impression of Datin is that she is a quiet and calm and elegance lady. Also very generous, after shown us all these bling bling buddhas, i realised everyone talents is limitless, each individual has its own strength and potential in collecting merits, can be in the art form or even cleaning the Gompa with pure motivation also collect tremendous merits.
    Thank you Kechara Discovery ( http://kechara.com/discovery/ ) & to Datin for such a wonderful job done

  26. Albert on Jul 6, 2010 at 5:16 am

    Datin is a very humble and patient business lady; she has always free out her time from her busy schedule to contribute to her dharma work, how devoted she is to dharma. Imagine, how much time and effort will it takes us to put up crystals to a 3 feet Buddha statue, not everyone can do that, but Datin and her close dharma friends does it, what a great offering to the Buddha, to our guru.
    When I first saw these Buddha statues in Tsem Ladrang Audience room, I got a shock as never in my life that I’ve seen any statue are so glamour, it really looks like they are in DIVINE DISCO!!!!!

  27. Yokefui on Jul 5, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    Datin Ng is a sweet and quiet lady. When I first came to KH, she appeared aloof and distant. During the last 5 years after I got to know her better ,I discovered she is a very chatty lady indeed. Datin has been generously sponsoring many of our projects and it’s said that in her previous life she was also Rinpoche’s sponsor.
    Rinpoche is always thinking of ways to tab the inner qualities of his students so that each one will shine out in his/her own way, optimizing the opportunity each now has.
    Upon Rinpoche’s advice, Datin embarked on the project of offering crystals to the Buddha statues. Well, we were all blinded by the bling bling when we first saw the completed project !
    Datin adorned a few Buddha statues that are on display at various Kechara outlets, do check out –http://www.kechara.com/shopping/

  28. Lily on Jul 4, 2010 at 8:16 am

    Loving the glamorous Tara! Kechara the unconventional Dharma centre and certainly this is reinforced by these beautiful statues. Where else would you find these in any other temples in Malaysia?

  29. Justin Ripley on Jul 4, 2010 at 4:21 am

    Look closely at these statues, they are not small you know, and each of the zirconia’s was glued painstakingly one and a time using a strong adhesive glue and a pair of tweezers. Every night they came for a few weeks to complete this offering. Just another of Rinpoche’s skillful ways for us to practice Dharma and collect huge amounts of merit.
    Soo many jewel offerings on the body of the Buddha creates the cause for us to be free of body karma, and have good health. It wasn’t just one statue but three, and it wasn’t for decoration it was for prayer and practice. Now do you get the picture?

  30. SK Yap on Jul 4, 2010 at 12:09 am

    Datin and the rest have such divine hands by making all the Buddhas so fabulously bling-bling looking!
    I love how Datin has put the crystals on Buddha Shakyamuni’s zen (robes), it is just like millions of diamonds flowing through Buddha’s body. It is a very nice offering too!
    Check out how Datin has outlined Tara’s clothes and the flowers, it requires very detailed work.
    This kind of hand work must be carried out patiently, carefully, and it means sitting there for long hours, just to complete pasting all the crystals in one small area. Thank you for all the long hours of creating such a nice Buddha Altar.
    I also like Rinpoche’s ideas of making the crystal curtain behind the Buddha, and lots of loose crystals filling up the front altar table. This makes the Buddha glow!!!

  31. terri on Mar 28, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    I love crystally things that reflect light. It’s so pretty.

  32. ng on Mar 27, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    The buddhas are soooo beautifull and mesmerizing.. everyone should get a chance to see if live.
    Just remember to bring your sunglasses … ! 🙂

  33. Ai Chin on Mar 27, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    I admire greatly the fantastic work and patience of those wonderful KH members involved. It’s beauuuutiful!!!

  34. Tsetchi on Mar 27, 2010 at 1:23 am

    Wow ! What a wonderful work ! Bravo bravo !

  35. Stella on Mar 27, 2010 at 12:15 am

    I was amazed when i first saw those bling bling buddhas! I love bling bling all the time.. But had never seen a bling bling buddha in my life! Really an eye opener! If i had more money.. I would definately have all the bling bling buddhas in my home!

  36. Shin Tan on Mar 26, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    Trust me, when you walked into the room, you thought you’re on stage or on a dance floor!
    P/s: Many people who came on tour to Ladrang were AWED by the Buddhas, hehehe. I dare say these are the 1st BLING BLING Buddhas in the whole world (with all the real BLINGS!)

  37. Elsie Toy on Mar 26, 2010 at 8:35 am

    Wow…take my breath away…

  38. Matt Williamson on Mar 26, 2010 at 2:36 am

    Simply glorious! Thank you for posting these Rinpoche, blessing us all.

  39. Joy Kam on Mar 26, 2010 at 2:35 am

    Wow! Talk about bling bling Buddhas!!! This is spectacular, Rinpoche always has fantastic out of this world ideas to collect merits & makes it so glam too! Who says that Buddhas can’t be glamorous:D

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  • Chris
    Saturday, Aug 17. 2019 07:47 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche and blog team for sharing this auspicious post with us. It is amazing that Kechara has the chance to make such offerings to the high lamas and monks in the monastery. This is a clear example of the generosity of Rinpoche that wishes each and every one of us to adopt.

    Making offerings to the sangha is very meritorious and we can collect a lot of merit with such actions because we are directly supporting the growth of Dharma and those high lamas are Buddhas. Seeing such pictures warms my heart and I rejoice to see those happy faces of those monks who received those very much needed offerings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/making-offerings-to-the-monastery.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Aug 17. 2019 07:29 PM
    Wow ….. there have been so many UFO sightings in so many different countries. There are altogether eight UFO sightings within 10 days witnessed by people across the globe. They saw shiny unidentified flying objects flying past in the sky as reported. Very interesting….. strange object sparked theories of possible extra terrestrial sightings and they do definitely exist after all. Many UFO sightings have been reported in the last decades yet scientist or researchers yet to confirm the details or evidence to proof it. But the strange sightings in different countries at the same month could not be wrong as we know “they’ have been watching at the earth from some where up there.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing …..simple amazing caught on camera by those eye witness.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/ufo-ufo-everywhere.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Aug 17. 2019 07:27 PM
    There may have been a chance for a civilization to start billions of years before life began on Earth as discovered by scientists. Several discoveries and theories from some of the greatest minds in science point to the likelihood that there is something beyond out there in the universe. I do believe that we are not alone in the universe. Well, there many on going research that has taken place to look for signs of extra terrestrial life such as aliens. Scientist have been using telescope and specimen data to radios to detect and send communication signals. Currently, scientist do not have any evidence to support that aliens exist but the research work still going on with the discovery of a varieties of beings in the universal . Stories of the sighting of aliens and other species by eye witnesses yet to proof their existence. Researcher and scientists have not given up hope to research for evidence. Interesting read .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/mysteries-surrounding-ancient-aliens.html
  • Yee Yin
    Saturday, Aug 17. 2019 04:32 PM
    Buddha Manjushri is very compassionate. He will manifest in the forms that can benefit us. In this case, he manifested as an enlightened Dharma protector to help us remove our obstacles so we can practise and have realiation on Buddha’s teachings.

    I have read many stories about how Dorje Shugden has helped people including Tsem Rinpoche. Kechara is growing and flourishing because of the assistance from Dorje Shugden. As long as our motivation is right, Dorje Shugden will provide a conducive environment to fulfil our wishes.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugden.html
  • Sofi
    Friday, Aug 16. 2019 10:47 PM
    A Personal Account of Events with My Teacher – Honouring the Potential in All Sentient Beings

    Rinpoche’s bond with animals is even more palpable. Abandoned dogs find not only shelter but a loving home wherever Rinpoche is. Injured and unwanted birds find healing and a safe haven created to resemble their natural habitat. Fish are given clean, pure water and plenty of food. Even insects are not forgotten. Most important of all, their surroundings are designed to leave positive Dharma imprints in their mind streams and help them gain good rebirths.

    Read more here: http://bit.ly/2y5PyP1
  • Sofi
    Friday, Aug 16. 2019 10:41 PM
    My mother’s White Tara

    The previous Telo Rinpoche had lived in Mongolia and during the Communist upheaval in his country, he was imprisoned along with many other monks and religious figures. Telo Rinpoche prayed to this image of White Tara, which he had with him and in the middle of the night, his cell doors miraculously swung open and he was able to just walk out. Later, with the help of some American scientists, he escaped and travelled to the United States where he connected with the Mongolian-Kalmyk community there, which included my parents.

    Read here: http://bit.ly/2Me6Sd3
  • Sofi
    Friday, Aug 16. 2019 10:35 PM
    Stories from a Chela – Real Transformation

    “Rinpoche’s drive to create a lasting mental change in a person’s life is nothing but pure compassion. Rinpoche certainly doesn’t get anything out of the person changing to become a better person, in fact, it often takes an emotional and physical toll on Rinpoche himself. Yet, Rinpoche goes out of his way to help his students and others to the best of his ability. Rinpoche does this in a number of ways, I’ll only touch on a few” ~ Pastor Niral Patel

    Learn more from Pastor Niral why he said that: http://bit.ly/2K3DmUj
  • Sofi
    Friday, Aug 16. 2019 10:33 PM
    Searching for the Loch Ness Monster

    “As a child, I remember sitting next to my dad watching TV and some of the only programmes that my dad actually enjoyed were documentaries. My dad loves learning about things, whether it be building something, handicraft, or even about the natural environment or mythological creatures. One of my earliest memories is of watching a documentary about the famed Loch Ness Monster, affectionately called Nessie.” ~ Pastor Niral Patel

    Find out what Pastor Niral did about his interest: http://bit.ly/2y6O86N
  • S.Prathap
    Friday, Aug 16. 2019 04:59 PM
    Thank you for sharing this good article about three beautiful temples. The architecture of the temples is interesting as it is a combination of Thai and Chinese influence

    I never expected to find such magnificent Buddha statues in Kelantan.The temple are so beautiful and we have to spend some time to visit this temples.

    Read more : https://bit.ly/2KCeu80
  • Yee Yin
    Friday, Aug 16. 2019 04:20 PM
    Thank you for sharing this article on Lama Zopa and his view on Dorje Shugden practice. Lama Zopa himself has given up Dorje Shugden practice but he did not say other Lamas who are still practising Dorje Shugden is wrong.

    I think Lama Zopa is trying to tell everyone it is important to follow the instruction of one’s guru. When we view our guru as a Buddha, he cannot be wrong. Therefore, whatever practice he gives us cannot be wrong. From our side, we have to follow the instruction diligently.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/what-lama-zopa-teaches-about-the-dorje-shugden-ban-2.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Aug 16. 2019 11:47 AM
    Wow…..interesting read and watch those videos. It might be scary to some. I always find stories related to ghost , paranormal and mysteries interesting even though at times scary too. In folklore, a ghost is the soul or spirit of a dead person or animal that can appear to the living. All cultures around the world after all do believe in spirits as that those unseen beings survive death to live in another lower realm. Yes I too believed they do exist, do no harm , they will also do harm to us. What we can do to help the unseen being is by doing prayers for them to set them free. Well despite the rise of science, social media and public education many still do believe that the presence of wandering ghosts during ghost month can cause accidents to the living.
    Interesting watch , thank you for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/ghosts-stories-that-are-real.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Aug 16. 2019 11:46 AM
    Wow …beautiful art paintings of Fasting Buddha Shakyamuni, Sujata and Dorje Shugden. Well painted with contrast color in painting. Buddha Shakyamuni founded Buddhism in ancient India more than 2,500 years ago. Attained enlightenment under the Bodhi tree in Bodhgaya where thousands of pilgrims will visit this Holy place year round. Here Buddha Shakyamuni is depicted with Sujata and Dorje Shugden as the fasting Buddha who had fasted for days before becoming enlightened.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/fasting-buddha-shakyamuni
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Aug 16. 2019 11:44 AM
    Brahmarupa, a benign form of the wrathful deity Mahakala, is shown as a bearded nomadic ascetic. Mahakala Bramanarupa is one of over 70 different deities of the Mahakala type. It is a protector of the Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism. Brahmarupa is in a form of Four-Faced Mahakala, propitiated by many high lamas, yogis and practitioners. Here it is depicted with by the four dakinis of his entourage and the Powerful protector Dorje Shugden.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/brahmarupa-mahakala-and-his-consorts
  • S.Prathap
    Thursday, Aug 15. 2019 04:07 PM
    Thank you very much for sharing the nice and wonderful views of China.China is truly beautiful country.
    I believe when we are actually in the nature as these pictures,we can calm ourselves down and easy to find inner peace.For this life time we always have to prepare for future lives and always bare it in our mind.

    Read more : https://bit.ly/2H4Iren
  • sarassitham
    Thursday, Aug 15. 2019 02:40 PM
    Thanks for the sharing the wonderful experience with a lovely team who helped to achieve and successfully putting up Rinpoche blog. Great work, I have been reading a lot from them.

    Childhood is the most innocent phase of an individual’s life. With the passage of time, it fades into adolescence and adulthood. Yet the sweet memories of childhood linger on. Memories get us through the hard days and keep us chipper in the good ones. The past is what makes us who we are. It shapes how we act, how we treat others, and simply just what we do on a day to day basis. Memories are the little things that keep this world running smoothly.

    Childhood memories plays a very important role in our life, a lot of concern, a lot love and care. Every movements are wonderful and teaches us a beautiful journey of life.

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The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
The unknown may be growth and opportunities,
One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
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Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat\'s land here in Malaysia
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Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat's land here in Malaysia
Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
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Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
The Largest Buddha Shakyamuni in Russia | 俄罗斯最大的释迦牟尼佛画像- https://bit.ly/2Wpclni
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Sacred Vajra Yogini
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Sacred Vajra Yogini
Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
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Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
This is pretty amazing!

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

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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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
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
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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
Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
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In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
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There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
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Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
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Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden\'s grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden's grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
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A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
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Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
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Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche 

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We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
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  • Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
    4 months ago
    This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
  • Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
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    Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
  • This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 months ago
    This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
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    Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
  • These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 months ago
    These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 months ago
    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
    4 months ago
    Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
  • Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
    5 months ago
    Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
  • Beautiful
    5 months ago
    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
  • My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
    5 months ago
    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 months ago
    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
    6 months ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    7 months ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    7 months ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    7 months ago
    Uncle Wong
    We were told by Uncle Wong he is very faithful toward Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden has extended help to him on several occasions and now Uncle Wong comes daily to make incense offerings to Dorje Shugden. He is grateful towards the help he was given.
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    7 months ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
    8 months ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
    8 months ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    8 months ago
    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Chirping birds and other forest animals create a joyful melody at the Vajrayogini stupa in Kechara Forest Retreat (Bentong, Malaysia).
  • His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    8 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    Trijang Rinpoche never gave up his devotion to Dorje Shugden no matter how much Tibetan government in exile pressured him to give up. He stayed loyal inspiring so many of us.
  • This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    2 yearss ago
    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    This video is thought-provoking and very interesting. Watch! Thanks so much to our friends at LIVEKINDLY.
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    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
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    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
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    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
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    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    2 yearss ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
    2 yearss ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    2 yearss ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
  • Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
    2 yearss ago
    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    2 yearss ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    2 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    2 yearss ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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Children recite Migtsema and Manjushri mantra before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children recite Migtsema and Manjushri mantra before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Student do full prostration before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Student do full prostration before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wen Yue led students to do key chain as part of art and craft activity. Lin Mun KSDS
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Wen Yue led students to do key chain as part of art and craft activity. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Kien shared some photos of sangha members. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Kien shared some photos of sangha members. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- close bonding during WOAH camp. Lin Mun KSDS
Teenage dharma class in Kechara House . Lin Mun KSDS
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Teenage dharma class in Kechara House . Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- Chinese New Year activity, calligraphy with best wishes words. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- Chinese New Year activity, calligraphy with best wishes words. Lin Mun KSDS
KISG has been performing White Tara and Dorje Shugden puja for 4 consecutive nights. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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KISG has been performing White Tara and Dorje Shugden puja for 4 consecutive nights. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG members travelled to KFR for Ullambana today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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KISG members travelled to KFR for Ullambana today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
After the Bird Liberation, we proceeded with Dorje Shugden puja. Just before we started our puja, Pastor Patsy gave us a short Dharma Sharing. Pastor spoke about Dharma practice in these days and reminded us to always keep our samaya with Guru intact. To honour our promises, reduce our worldly activities and practice Dharma strongly. Thank you Pastor for the valuable advice~Jacinta, KPSG
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After the Bird Liberation, we proceeded with Dorje Shugden puja. Just before we started our puja, Pastor Patsy gave us a short Dharma Sharing. Pastor spoke about Dharma practice in these days and reminded us to always keep our samaya with Guru intact. To honour our promises, reduce our worldly activities and practice Dharma strongly. Thank you Pastor for the valuable advice~Jacinta, KPSG
We chanted Medicine Buddha's mantra before we blessed them. May they be connected with Buddha always. ~Jacinta , monthly Bird Liberation Kechara Penang Study Group
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We chanted Medicine Buddha's mantra before we blessed them. May they be connected with Buddha always. ~Jacinta , monthly Bird Liberation Kechara Penang Study Group
Special thanks to Linny Neoh and her friend for joining our Kechara Penang Study Group Bird Liberation. ~Jacinta, KPSG
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Special thanks to Linny Neoh and her friend for joining our Kechara Penang Study Group Bird Liberation. ~Jacinta, KPSG
Birds were blessed before their departure to freedom. They deserved love & freedom too ~Jacinta,KPSG
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Birds were blessed before their departure to freedom. They deserved love & freedom too ~Jacinta,KPSG
Pastor Patsy giving explanation during Bird Liberation event. Kechara Penang Study Group's monthly bird liberation - Jacinta
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Pastor Patsy giving explanation during Bird Liberation event. Kechara Penang Study Group's monthly bird liberation - Jacinta
Re: Kechara Sunday Dharma Class every Sunday morning, Teachers and students start dharma learning at this blissful morning ~By KSDS Jayce Goh
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Re: Kechara Sunday Dharma Class every Sunday morning, Teachers and students start dharma learning at this blissful morning ~By KSDS Jayce Goh
Kechara Sunday Dharma Class every Sunday morning, Teacher Lin Mun start class with Manjusri prayers after prostration ~By KSDS Jayce Goh
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Kechara Sunday Dharma Class every Sunday morning, Teacher Lin Mun start class with Manjusri prayers after prostration ~By KSDS Jayce Goh
Mdm Glian Sim offered Serkym on behalf of KISG today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 weeks ago
Mdm Glian Sim offered Serkym on behalf of KISG today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Janice So offered water to Lama Tsongkhapa, Mother Tara, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Janice So offered water to Lama Tsongkhapa, Mother Tara, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Ms. Leow offered lights and incense prior to the prayer session in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 weeks ago
Ms. Leow offered lights and incense prior to the prayer session in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG has carried out a session of 21 Praises to Taras prayer recitations today in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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KISG has carried out a session of 21 Praises to Taras prayer recitations today in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Children were very excited to participate in the quiz. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children were very excited to participate in the quiz. Lin Mun KSDS
We will do dedication before we end the dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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We will do dedication before we end the dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
It’s wonderful for parents and children to attend animal liberation together and recite mantra before releasing the birds. Lin Mun KSDS
2 weeks ago
It’s wonderful for parents and children to attend animal liberation together and recite mantra before releasing the birds. Lin Mun KSDS
Bigfoot cafe in Bentong. Lin Mun KSDS
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Bigfoot cafe in Bentong. Lin Mun KSDS
Rejoice ! Children getting blessing from pastor on Wesak Day. Lin Mun KSDS
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Rejoice ! Children getting blessing from pastor on Wesak Day. Lin Mun KSDS
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