Dream Manjushri

Jul 31, 2018 | Views: 3,387

I have placed this holy image in my room right across from where I usually sit. I love to be able to see Manjushri all day and night.

Years ago in Gaden Monastery I had a very vivid dream of a person giving me a painting of a Manjushri. This Manjushri was golden-orange in colour, with one face and two arms. His hands were in the Dharmachakra teaching mudra; his left leg in and right leg out. He was holding the stems of two blue-ish lotuses, one holding a Dharma text and the other a wisdom sword.

The person had to cross a small little path somewhat like a moat to my house and he handed me this spectacular painting of Manjushri in my dream. In my dream, I could see this painting of Manjushri very clearly and vividly when the person handed it to me. When I woke up, I was very happy and light, but a little perplexed because I had never seen this form of Manjushri ever although I can remember perfectly in my waking state what I saw in my dream.

I still requested a Tibetan artist to paint what I saw in my dream. But I was unsure if such a form of Manjushri actually existed as I had never seen this form of Manjushri before. I dare not worship this form of Manjushri just because I dreamed of it as I don’t feel my dreams can be relied upon. We cannot simply make up forms of Buddhas. They must have a lineage and an authentic origin. Many monks had never seen this form also when I enquired with them. But strangely a few months later, I was flipping through a Dharma book and came across a old illustration of this form of Manjushri and I was very excited. This form is very rare. Seeing this form of Manjushri in the book authenticated what I saw in my dream months ago. The funny thing is how come I dreamed of this form of Manjushri when I had never seen this form before ever?

After so many years, I remember the dream very clearly even till today. And I love this form of Manjushri. I requested a Ladrang staff to have this form of Manjushri carved from wood for me. And he did so!! He presented this carving to me as a gift!! Thank you so much! Then I had Joy paint up the wooden image of Manjushri in traditional style and it just finished tonight. Now this 24-inch Dream Manjushri is now in my room where I can see Him daily. How lucky I am. I love Manjushri so much. I have always loved Manjushri since I was very young and I am very attracted to Him.

Close-up: This glorious Buddha Manjushri sits on my private shrine in my room. It is carved from wood. I really like this form of Manjushri. Click on image to enlarge.

Click on image to enlarge

Another statue of Dream Manjushri. This one is made of various metal alloys and created in Kechara. Click on image to enlarge

Along with this sacred gift of Manjushri came also some supplements that help fatty liver, a health magazine, and a pill box. I was not able to find these supplements in our city. So he found it elsewhere and I have started taking them. How thoughtful. I include his letter of offering here to share. I thank you for this beautiful Dream Manjushri. I really love this Manjushri very much and have great faith as the first time I saw Him was in my dream and now He is in my room always.

Much care, thank you and appreciation,
Tsem Rinpoche

The letter reads as follows:

Click on image to enlarge

Dear Rinpoche,

I am glad to hear of the progress of KFR and totally rejoice for this project to be able to embark on its works!

Things are getting busy here as we just went through one last ‘hurdle’ for the new place as we have signed the lease and started renovations, a new buyer came up to us beginning this week and asked us to give up our lease for another place as they would like to purchase the premise that we’re in. We turned down the idea because the compensation given was too much of work to be done.

I hope Rinpoche likes the Dream Manjushri statue and Rinpoche’s other statue is taking on shape. Will send Rinpoche picture updates via e-mail.

I found out from Sarah that Rinpoche is taking these supplements which could be found in Singapore and would like to offer to Rinpoche to help in keeping Rinpoche at the brink of health.

Thank you

dreammanjushriletter

Since then I have commissioned more statues of Dream Manjushri for my shrine and I also invited a 9ft Dream Manjushri for Kechara Forest Retreat. This special Manjushri arrived on 8th September 2015. We had Him consecrated with mantras and relics and then craned over the wall to a pre-prepared space in the centre of our fish pond that many come to meditate at. After Manjushri took His place in Kechara Forest Retreat in the centre of a beautiful pond, offerings of food, light, incense and prayers were made to welcome Lord Manjushri here.

I am so happy to have this beautiful image here to bless all visitors. I pray all beings who visit, associate, hear about, contribute, live at or work at Kechara Forest Retreat will be blessed by the immutable Buddha Manjushri. May they gain clear realisation into the reality of appearances, let go of fears, achieve mahakaruna and be blessed with penetrative wisdom. I prayed to Manjushri all will be blessed to meet Manjushri in life after life till Full Enlightenment. May all beings reach the state of Manjushri which is Full Enlightenment.

Night view of the beautiful fish pond at Kechara Forest Retreat. Click on image to enlarge.

This is our beautiful fish pond and gazebo in Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia. Many come to this pond to meditate, relax or just enjoy some fresh air. Now they can be blessed by Lord Manjushri ‘arising’ from the waters. Click on image to enlarge.

Click on image to enlarge

Click on image to enlarge

Click on image to enlarge

Dream Manjushri at the fish pond by dawn. Click on image to enlarge.

Click on image to enlarge

Click on image to enlarge

Aren’t the fish beautiful and lucky to circumambulate around Manjushri daily?

 

About Manjushri

Click on image to enlarge

Manjushri (Sanskrit, or Wen Shu Shi Li in Chinese; Monju Bosatsu in Japanese; Moosoo Posal in Korean; and Jampel-yang in Tibetan) whose name means ‘Gentle Glory’ or ‘Sweet Splendour’ is one of the most important Bodhisattvas in the Mahayana and Vajrayana traditions.

Manjushri is also known as ‘Manjugosha’ (the Gentle Voiced One) with ‘manju’ referring to how the continuum of his life has been rendered ‘gentle’ by his grasp of transcendental wisdom and ‘gosha’ referring to his perfect ability to communicate the Dharma orally and through writing by which means he destroys delusions and ignorance that keep all sentient beings within samsara.

Hence, Manjushri’s name has become synonymous with that of the Buddha of Wisdom, but as historical texts indicate, the deity is much more than that. Often thought of as Buddha Vairocana, the primordial Buddha that existed from beginningless time, Manjushri is said to have vowed to return lifetime after lifetime until all beings are free from samsara. There are many versions of the origins of Manjushri but regardless of which version of this Bodhisattva’s story appeals to the reader, it is undoubted that Manjushri is the quintessence of Transcendent Wisdom that all practitioners of the Buddhadharma seek to attain.

The Buddha Shakyamuni mentioned in the Avatamsaka Sutra that Manjushri is in fact a Buddha himself who became enlightened many eons ago but chose to return to assist the present Buddha to turn the wheel of Dharma. And in the ‘Sutra on the Array of Qualities of Manjushri’s Buddha-Land’, the Buddha described how as a universal king, Manjushri had already attained all the realisations necessary for him to achieve full awakening but instead of becoming a Buddha, Manjushri had vowed thus, which has come to be known as the ‘lion’s roar’:

In the presence of the Lords, I beget
The Thought of Perfect Enlightenment,
And issuing invitation to all creatures,
I will save them all from the cycle of rebirth,
Beginning from this moment and henceforth,
Until I obtain the Highest Enlightenment,
I shall not permit ill-will or anger,
Avarice or envy, to occupy my mind.

I shall practice the Pure Life,
And renounce sin and base desire;
I shall imitate the Buddha
By rejoicing in the vow of Conduct.

Myself, I am not keen to reach
Enlightenment in some swift way;
I shall remain until the final end
For the sake of but a single creature.

I shall purify the innumerable
Inconceivable fields of the universe,
And from the taking of this [new] name, [henceforth]
I shall live in the ten directions.

Purifying the actions of
My body and speech entirely,
I shall cleanse my mind’s activity as well;
No unvirtuous deed will ever be mine.

Such is Manjushri’s great compassion that Mahayana texts recognise Manjushri as having served as tutor and instructor to Buddhas themselves. In many sutras, it is Manjushri who asks the right questions so that in answering those questions, the wheel of Dharma is turned. In that sense, Manjushri is regarded not only as the Buddha’s interlocutor but also the Buddha’s spokesperson.

In the Lotus Sutra, Maitreya asked Manjushri why the Buddha was emanating a ray of light illuminating 18,000 Buddha lands together with their presiding Buddhas. Maitreya specifically asked Manjushri knowing that Manjushri would know the answer, having served many Buddhas before. Manjushri answered that it was because the Buddha was about to teach the holy Lotus Sutra. On another occasion, in the Acintya-buddhavi.saya-nirde’sa, the Lord Buddha instructed Manjushri to teach, thus showing that the Lord Buddha realised that Manjushri’s realisation of wisdom is perfect and equal to his own.

Another beautiful thangka of Manjushri.
Click on image to enlarge.

Manjushri’s hallowed position is undeniable in all traditions of Buddhism but this Buddha of Wisdom has an especially significant presence in the Tibetan Buddhist practice. It was Manjushri, whose incarnation as the 38th king of Tibet, Trisong Detsen, that caused Tibetan Buddhism to be brought into the Land of Snows, first by inviting the great sage Shantarakshita, and then later, Padmasambhava who paved the way for Buddhism to be established. In some texts, Padmasambhava is also regarded as an emanation of Manjushri, which is possible since Buddhas are not limited to a single emanation and have, when needed, manifested in multiple forms in order for the Dharma to perpetuate. In addition, it is said that Tibetan astrology began from the teachings of Manjushri when he was in meditative absorption in Five Peaked Mountain in China (Wu Tai Shan).

Clearly, the Buddha Manjushri has taken many manifestations over countless times, as ordinary Gurus who would then go on to attain full liberation as examples to practitioners of the potentiality and possibility of Buddhahood; as meditational yidams such as Yamantaka, the fearsome bull-headed deity; and as enlightened Dharma Protectors such as Kalarupa, and the most recent manifestation as the worldly form of the King Protector Dorje Shugden. Manjushri’s role in a Dharma practitioner’s life is complete and total – he comes time and time again in the form of an ‘Outer Manjushri’ to teach the pure view and establish faith in sincere practitioners until they can invoke their ‘Inner Manjushri’ and eventually realise the ‘Secret Manjushri’ by which they are led to total Enlightenment.

Since complete Enlightenment is only possible by a practitioner’s perfection of the two accumulations – Bodhicitta and Wisdom, what Manjushri embodies is an indispensable component of Buddhahood. As such Manjushri is often referred to as the ‘Father of all Buddhas’ The great Mahasiddha, Geshe Tsultim Gyeltsen of Gaden Monastery once expressed that, “Enlightenment is not possible without Manjushri”.

 

Iconography

Manjushri is commonly depicted as a youthful 16 year old to reflect purity as the result of his attainments as a Bodhisattva. His youthful disposition also speaks of the fact that his wisdom was not acquired as the result of years of study but is intrinsic in his mind-stream.

Click on image to enlarge

One of my favourite images of Manjushri. Click on image to enlarge

Perhaps the most recognisable feature of Manjushri is the sword of wisdom which he holds aloft with his right hand. The sword which is often shown to be in flames, is a two-edged sword that symbolises how Manjushri’s practice cuts both ignorance and the ego. Manjushri wielding of the flaming sword signifies that with his practice, one can attain transcendent wisdom by which the root of ignorance and delusion that bind us in cyclic existence, are severed. In Tibetan Buddhist iconography, flames denote transformation. Manjushri’s sword is sometimes replaced with a ruyi sceptre, especially in Chinese and Japanese Buddhist art. The sceptre is a representation of Manjushri’s Vimalakirti Sutra discussion with the layman Vimalakirti.

The scripture supported by the lotus held in the left hand of Manjushri is the Perfection of Wisdom Sutra (Prajnaparamita), representing his correct view of Emptiness which arises out of Compassion. Like most Bodhisattva figures, Manjushri is seated on a lotus flower because a lotus grows in muddy waters but remains unstained. The lotus is considered to represent his enlightened nature, which can exist in the midst of delusion without being affected by it. Manjushri is sometime depicted as riding on a lion or sitting on the skin of a lion representing the use of wisdom to tame the mind or ego. The lion also represents fearlessness that arises due to having gained the wisdom of Manjushri.

 

The Benefits of Relying On Manjushri

  • Opens the door to developing wisdom
  • Heightens intelligence, and increases memory and creativity
  • Enhances skills in debating, explaining, etc.
  • Fulfils good wishes
  • Removes obstacles/troubles
  • Purifies bad karma
  • Gaining merits to better understand the Dharma and to gain attainments
  • Gaining clairvoyance
  • Helps achieve perfect Enlightenment

 

Manjushri Texts and Prayers

Long mantra of Manjushri.
Click on image to enlarge.

According to His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang, the Praise to Manjushri (Gang-lo-ma) was composed by 100 Indian Mahasiddhas who had gathered together in praise of Manjushri. Each Mahasiddha recited separately in veneration of Manjushri, who at that time blessed their minds. Ninety-nine of them wrote the same praise, which together became known as Gang-lo-ma. The hundredth Mahasiddha wrote a slightly different praise, which formed the supplementary prayer to Gang-lo-ma referred to as Sheja-kha-yingpa. This praise is very famous and precious and was recited by the pandit Vidyakokila the Younger. The text is now almost lost; it is extremely rare and it is something many people are searching for, because it is said to be one of the fundamental praises to Manjushri.

Below we have provided for you various prayers to Manjushri that can be recited on a daily basis for those who wish to gain the blessings of this Buddha. You may click on these links below to download the prayers.

  1. Gangloma (PDF)
  2. Long Mantra of 1000 Armed Manjushri (JPG)
  3. Manjushri Nama Sangiti (PDF)
  4. Daily Prayer to Manjushri – Manjushri Arapacana (PDF)
  5. Medium Length Mantra of Manjushri

NAMO MANJUSRIYE KUMARA BHUTAYA
BODHISATTVAYA MAHASATTVAYA MAHAKARUNIKAYA
TADYATHA OM ARADZE BIRADZE
SHUDDHE BISHUDDHE
SHODHAYA BISHODHAYE
AMALE BIMALE NIRMALE
DZAYAVARE RURUTSALE
HUM HUM HUM PHAT PHAT PHAT SVAHA (21x)

 

Other Forms of Manjushri

Click on image to enlarge

Another form of Manjushri known as Manjushri Namasamgiti together with Dorje Shugden. Click on image to enlarge or click here for more beautiful thangkas.

Click on image to enlarge

Another form of Manjushri known as Dharmadhatu Vagishvara Manjushri together with Dorje Shugden. Click on image to enlarge or click here for more beautiful thangkas.

 

For more interesting information:

 

Tags: , , , , , ,

Please support us so that we can continue to bring you more Dharma:

If you are in the United States, please note that your offerings and contributions are tax deductible. ~ the tsemrinpoche.com blog team

94 Responses to Dream Manjushri

DISCLAIMER IN RELATION TO COMMENTS OR POSTS GIVEN BY THIRD PARTIES BELOW

Kindly note that the comments or posts given by third parties in the comment section below do not represent the views of the owner and/or host of this Blog, save for responses specifically given by the owner and/or host. All other comments or posts or any other opinions, discussions or views given below under the comment section do not represent our views and should not be regarded as such. We reserve the right to remove any comments/views which we may find offensive but due to the volume of such comments, the non removal and/or non detection of any such comments/views does not mean that we condone the same.

We do hope that the participants of any comments, posts, opinions, discussions or views below will act responsibly and do not engage nor make any statements which are defamatory in nature or which may incite and contempt or ridicule of any party, individual or their beliefs or to contravene any laws.

  1. S.Prathap on Jun 4, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    Thank you for sharing this amazing dream of Manjushri. Dreams do come true but we must also verify its authenticity and Rinpoche through this sharing has taught us to do just that. This form of Manjushri is beautiful.
    After I read the above article, I know that Buddha Manjushri is very compassion because he emanated to many Dharma Protector to help us in spiritual path. Dorje Shugden is one of them.Once again thanks a lot….

  2. Joy on Nov 22, 2018 at 6:58 am

    Mantras in the waters of Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia

    Mantras represent the blessings of the enlightened beings in the form of sound. When we recite mantras they stimulate the various parts of our body to heal itself, to clear itself, to purify itself and to gain higher states of consciousness. Therefore, mantras are very powerful. They can be written, visualised or recited out aloud. The mantras of enlightened beings bless ordinary beings, animals, ethereal or formless beings and everyone in the environment.

    In Kechara Forest Retreat, Malaysia, we have a koi fish pond, on which sits a magnificent statue of Manjushri, the Buddha of Wisdom. When the fish circumambulate around Manjushri they are blessed by his divine presence. At the same time, people who come to visit the pond and circumambulate around Manjushri receive the same blessings.

    Along with the Manjushri fish pond, we also have a lake in Kechara Forest Retreat. In the middle of this lake is a Shakyamuni Buddha statue. In both these places we have placed Manjushri mantra stones underneath submerged under the water so that the animals, humans and beings who circumambulate these holy statues, not only circumambulate the images of the Buddhas but also sacred mantras. The is done in order to plant the seeds of enlightenment in their mindstreams so that in the future they are able to realise Bodhicitta, the realisation of Emptiness and higher states of consciousness. So, I thought I would share this little video with everyone. Thank you.

    Tsem Rinpoche
    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com
    https://video.tsemtulku.com/videouploads/comment-1542840739.mp4


  3. Joy on Nov 22, 2018 at 6:24 am

    This video, narrated in Chinese, features Manjushri mantra stones. These are stones carved with the sacred mantra of Manjushri, the Buddha of Wisdom. The mantra of any Buddha is basically the manifestation of the enlightened being in the form of sound. Therefore, Manjushri’s mantra embodies the special qualities of his transcendent wisdom. Offering of these mantras stones is likened to an offering of Manjushri-like speech to the Three Jewels.

    Sponsoring and offering such stones has the benefit of gaining deeper insight into spiritual practice, improving one’s memory, critical thinking, creativity, language and the purification of negative karma related to speech. It also promotes the development of powerful speech that has a positive impact on others.

    In the video we see mantra stones placed at the majestic Four-armed Manjushri statue in Kechara Forest Retreat, Malaysia. The more stones are offered there, the more benefit it brings to the person circumambulating and paying homage to Lord Manjushri. These stones are available at Naropa’s Cave in Kechara Forest Retreat and can be offered to the statue of Manjushri here just as you see in the video.

    Tsem Rinpoche
    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com
    https://video.tsemtulku.com/videouploads/comment-1542838906.mp4


  4. Wai Meng Wan on Oct 4, 2018 at 12:30 am

    Reading about Manjushri Bodhisattva’s pledge to remain as the last one in samsara, one can’t help but feel so moved by the compassion of Manjushri. Who liberates and saves lifetimes after lifetimes, who has innumerable patience and joyous effort to liberate sentient beings.

  5. Chris on Sep 18, 2018 at 10:09 am

    Thank you, Rinpoche for sharing this exotic form of Manjushri with us. We are truly blessed to have that statue here in Kechara Forest Retreat. I also learn how to help the beings around us like the fishes in Kechara Forest Retreat fish pond. Rinpoche placed the statue there so the fishes will be blessed to be near a Buddha statue and to circumambulate the Buddha when they move around in the pood. This will plant the seeds of enlightened in the fishes. I truly witness how a High Lama will and can help any beings around them but constantly planting the seeds of enlightenment in them and it will benefit them further in their lives.

    DS039

  6. Jason on Aug 12, 2018 at 10:56 pm

    This Dream Manjushri really rare yet beautiful. This Manjushri located in fish pond which will bless fishes and many visitors. The fish pond surrounded by many green plants and created a nice place for meditation. After I read the above article, I know that Buddha Manjushri is very compassion because he emanated to many Dharma Protector to help us in spiritual path. Dorje Shugden is one of them.

    I wish more people can rely to Mamjushri in order to achieve spiritual awakened.

    Thanks Rinpoche conceptualized the Manjushri Pond to bless more people.

    Jason

  7. Pastor Antoinette Kass on Aug 10, 2018 at 9:39 am

    The Dream Manjushri is stunning. We all need wisdom so much and because of Rinpoche we have so much information and teachings on the Wisdom Buddha Manjushri, who has also emanated as the Protector Dorje Shugden.

    The Dream Manjushri is so beautiful at the pond in Kechara Forest Retreat with many fortunate fishes swimming around Him and gaining many merits for a good future rebirth.

    May everybody be blessed to learn about the Buddha of Wisdom Manjushri and learn this great practice and do His mantra daily. OM AH RA BA ZHA NA DHI

    ManjushriGonsarRinpoche-2

  8. Tsa Tsa Ong on Aug 9, 2018 at 10:10 pm

    Lovely story about Manjushri. And it’s really wonderful to have such a beautiful Dream Manjushri in KFR. Wishing to have merits to visit KFR one day in the future. And thank you very much Rinpoche for sharing the benefits of practicing Manjushri ??

  9. Samfoonheei on Aug 9, 2018 at 11:11 am

    Lovely story of Rinpoche’s dream Manjushri . The image of Manjushri is definitely lovely and very beautifully crafted , painted with heart of gold. We are fortunate to see this rare form of Manjushri. I saw that dream Manjushri at the fish pond during my visit at KFR , its indeed very beautiful. Wow … there some many benefits of relying on Manjushri. Plenty of knowledge for me to catch up which I am still learning a little a day .
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing your thoughts and profound teachings with us.

  10. Valentina Suhendra on Oct 25, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    Dear All

    I would like to share with you the sacred prayer of Manjushri – A Concert Names of Manjushri (’Jam-dpal mtshan-brjod, Skt. Mañjuśrī-namasamgiti), which consists of 160 verses and mantra sentences. One version is translated by Alexander Berzin, a scholar, translator, and teacher of Tibetan Buddhism, and the other one is from FPMT.

    Valentina

  11. Marek on Jan 7, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    please write about Lucid dreaming & the yoga of dreaming & sleeping. Many Thanks

  12. Felix Kong on Mar 30, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche sharing nice story about dreaming Manjushri and now dream come true . Thanks Jay Jae to carve this wooden Manjushri statue and Joy painted the image of Manjushri, very beautiful. So glad to see this beautiful photo .

  13. David Lai on Sep 20, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    I really love this form of Manjushri and I rejoice that Rinpoche has finally received a statue of Manjushri. The details are truly refined and I am amazed that Rinpoche has received dreams of this form of Manjushri before even seeing it.

    I believe it is a dream of spiritual significance except that I wouldn’t know how to decipher the meaning. Perhaps, Rinpoche’s teachings are bearing fruit and the appearance of this statue at this time heralds that. Whatever it is, this is truly a beautiful image of Manjushri that is complete object of worship in itself.

  14. Winnie on Sep 19, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    多谢Jae Jay因为完成了在仁波切梦里的文殊菩萨,相信这尊文殊菩萨可为仁波切带来非凡的意义。这是个殊胜的供养啊!

  15. soonhuat on Sep 19, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing us such a wonderful news. I was surprise at the first glance of this Manjusri statue as it does not look same as what I used to see in market. Furthermore, I thought it is made of Brass. I love this statue, it is so beautiful.

  16. KYC on Sep 19, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    The statue created by Jay Jae and painted by Joy is beautiful. I wonder whether this particular form of Manjushri has a special name. From Wikipedia it is clear that this form was already worshipped in China and Indonesia centuries ago. I’m keen to know the history behind this form of Manjushri.

  17. Lim Han Nee on Sep 19, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Rinpoche,thank you for sharing this lovely story of your dream Manjushri become reality in the creative and loving hands of Jae Jae.This exquisitely crafted statue of an unusual form of Manjushri looks so real,especially with its face in a gold finish, done by Joy another very talented painter.

    This comely form of Manjushri, the Buddha of Wisdom, with the Dhaamacakra teaching mudra, and right leg outstretched, is well-timed in its reintroduction to us in these degenrate times. We need Manjsuhri, with his leg outstretched, ever ready to come to our aid, is what we most badly need now.

    ,

  18. Echeah on Sep 19, 2012 at 1:36 am

    This image of Manjushri is absolutely lovely and so life-like and very beautifully crafted and painted. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing your vision which had remained clear until today. Such blessings and imprints even by gazing on his wonderful form.

  19. Sofi on Sep 18, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    Beautiful! Jay Jae is very artistic and great for him to fulfill Rinpoche wishes. Joy did great job of painting. Thanks Rinpoche for sharing with us. I just keep learning more and more of the Buddhas. _/\_

  20. Seng Aun on Sep 18, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Wow! Wow! Wow! This fabulous statue of Manjushri is indeed a great masterpiece. Rinpoche must be very proud of Jay Jae who make his dream come true.

    Heartiest congratulations to Rinpoche and Jay Jae!

  21. EricLee KHJB on Sep 18, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    仁波切是活佛转世,会梦到manjushri也是很合理的事,那么独特的造型,确实非常的罕见。J.J,虽然我没有看过他,但听很多的师兄师姐说他的佛法知识是第一等的,还有他和仁波切的关系非常的好,有机会的话就很想认识他,那么一来就可以和他请教有关佛法的事宜,在这里要感谢他对仁波切的付出,谢谢你。

  22. abby F on Sep 18, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Jay Jae is so talented, he carved a Manjushri statue from wood! I believe this image of Manjuhsri is really rare to see as Rinpoche said above, but Jay Jae managed to do it. Jay Jae is a very devoted student of Rinpoche, therefore he make it for Rinpoche no matter what the obstacles are.

    I talked to Louise Lee before about making a statue from raw. She told me all the challenges they faced during the whole process. Making statue is never an easy job! And now Jay Jae did something that is really rare! Super rejoice for Jay Jae and thank you Rinpoche for sharing this great news! We are fortunate to see this rare form of Manjushri!

  23. sarahyap on Sep 18, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing Rinpoche’s personal story on the dream of Manjushri and also the beautiful image of Manjushri statue that JJ offered. I still remember very clearly how Rinpoche reacted when first saw Manjushri’s holy image in the Haven, so much joy and delight that I actually felt it spread to me.

    I too love this image of Manjushri. Compared to Manjushri’s famous and commonly associated form (which I also adore), I like how Dream Manjushri has his right leg forward like Green Tara… ever ready to help all sentient beings in an instant. His beautiful hands is in a mudra of a dharmachakra, to have Manjushri here with us, turning the wheel of Dharma is very precious. And the two beautiful lotuses that resemble that of on Lama Tsongkhapa. I don’t know why, but I just so strongly feel that the Dream Manjushri resembles Rinpoche in so many ways.

  24. Junior on Sep 18, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Thanks for sharing story about Manjushri statue.Manjushri statue very unusual and beautiful.

  25. Cindy Lee on Sep 18, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Dear Rinpoche

    Thank you sharing your dream with us, is a miracle Rinpoche still can remember his dream after he wake up. The Manjushri statue is very beautiful & cool.
    Truly rejoice for Jae Jae & Joy for their great job.

  26. The Yen on Sep 18, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    I feel calm and in peace just looking at the picture. The longer I gaze, my head started tilting to the right and I ended up smiling at Manjushri.

    GORGEOUSLY CRAVED & PAINTED.

  27. kenny wong on Sep 18, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    wow… 2 words… Absolutely Beautiful…
    with the amount of attention to details…thank you for sharing your thoughts with us Rinpoche…

  28. Irene Lim on Sep 18, 2012 at 11:17 am

    I rejoice! Jay Jay and Joy did a great job. This statue appears to me as the essence combination of wisdom and activity as one. Beautiful….

  29. tfreon on Sep 18, 2012 at 1:38 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    By looking at the Manjushri, i felt blessed. I thanks Rinpoche for sharing on the blog to enable more people to view and been blessed

    Jay Jae is so good in craving. The Manjushri is so beautiful
    and he is a very caring students too.

    Thank you Rinpoche
    With folded hand /_\

    • tfreon on Sep 18, 2012 at 1:45 am

      Correction :
      Dear Rinpoche,

      By looking at the Manjushri, i felt blessed. I thanks Rinpoche for sharing on the blog to enable more people to view and been blessed

      Jay Jae is so good in craving and he is a very caring students too.

      The Manjushri is so beautiful
      Rejoice with the work done so beautifully.

      Thank you Rinpoche
      With folded hand /_\

  30. Wendy Loh on Sep 18, 2012 at 12:09 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing this amazing dream of Manjushri. Dreams do come true but we must also verify its authenticity and Rinpoche through this sharing has taught us to do just that. This form of Manjushri is beautiful. I also hope that one day we can receive a teaching from Rinpoche on the Dream Manjushri.

    Many thanks to Jay Jae and Joy for the wonderful gifts.

    _/\_
    Wendy

  31. lewkwanleng on Sep 18, 2012 at 12:05 am

    JJ has very artistic eyes and hands. I have seen many of his paintings, drawings, moulds and I must say they are all very impressive.

    When I first look at this statue, I thought it is a brass one and never expected it to be a wood one. Also, Joy’s painting is really detail and careful.

    I rejoice JJ has the artistic eyes & hands to produce such high quality statue and MBF in Singapore can spread Lama Tsongkapa teachings far and wide!!

  32. Kwok wai on Sep 17, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    Excellent work jj n joy ! Blessed are we to behold such a rarity . Thank you Rinpoche for sharing . I thought it was Green Tara too at first glimpse .

  33. DR on Sep 17, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Dreams do come true 🙂

    Rinpoche always has a fascination with Manjushri. I remember Rinpoche telling us that when Rinpoche was a child in Howell, Rinpoche saw a photo of Manjushri in a book and immediately had it photocopied and kept it well. It was the first time Rinpoche saw an image of Manjushri.

    This statue is very well made and so artistically displayed. I love it!

  34. June Tang-khjb on Sep 17, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing your dream and also this rare and beautiful dream Manjushri statue.This Dream Manjushri so beautiful and well painted, I never see this form before, we are very fortunate to see this sacred statue!! I rejoice that JAY JAE got this beautiful Manjushri made for Rinpoche^_^ May all Rinpoche’s wishes come true !!

  35. Andrew Chiam on Sep 17, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Thanks to Rinpoche for the sharing. We are lucky to be able to have a look on the sacred form of Manjushri. New learning everyday. Also thanks to JJ and Joy for realizing Rinpoche vision.

  36. adrian chow on Sep 17, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    I am in love with the statue so much. I’ve always have affection with Manjushri ever since He was introduced to me by Rinpoche. And now i am introduced to this form….speechless.

  37. Cynthia Ng on Sep 17, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    好棒的佛像!感谢仁波切的梦境,借此让我们有机会看到不一样的文殊菩萨,也谢谢Jay Jae的用心制作。此殊胜的一尊文殊佛像看了让人有莫名的亲切感,感觉像是文殊菩萨,宗喀巴大师和绿度母的三合为一佛像。

    衷心期望在不久将来我们可以在克切拉文物中心也能请到如此殊胜的佛像。

  38. judy lam on Sep 17, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    This beautifully carved and painted Manjushri statue is not just a statue but it is truly a labor of love. It is good to look at, surely one can imagine the work involved in making such a beautiful statue. I rejoice in the good work of Jay Jae and Joy. Thank you for sharing this story with us, Rinpoche.

  39. mitra on Sep 17, 2012 at 9:21 am

    Thank you rinpoche for sharing,for your dream of the manjushri.very beautiful dream manjushri.

  40. Julia Tan on Sep 17, 2012 at 7:12 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the Dream Manjushri with us. The Manjushri is very beautiful. We are so blessed to be able to see this special form of Manjushri here. I believe there must be a special reason for Rinpoche to dream of this form of Manjushri. I think this form of Manjushri represent swiftness as His left leg is in and right leg is out, a sign ever ready to stand up to help us just like Green Tara. The carve work of this wooden Dream Manjushri is really fine and detail. I have seen many high quality wood carving especially from China, I am amazed that Jay Jae who is not a professional wood carving master, just produced a Manjushri statue in such a high quality workmanship. To be able to produce this quality of work needs many years of practice and experience. Jay Jae’s beautiful love and care for Rinpoche has took him beyond what he can do. Thank you Jay Jae, this is no doubt another inspiration for all of us. You are telling us that we can achieve what we want if we are willing to put in effort and time to do it. Joy did a good painting job on this Manjushri to bring it alive. Thank you Joy! I think the colour of this Manjushri look perfect!

  41. Pastor Yek Yee on Sep 17, 2012 at 4:16 am

    The first I saw this Dream Manjushri, I fall in love with him immediately. It is so beautiful, I thought. Rinpoche always got very unique dream and the dream Rinpoche was dreamed full of meaning behind.

    I knew JJ few years, he is very creative and thoughtful. He is very young but have a mature spiritual soul inside. Thank you for JJ made Rinpoche dream came true! The Manjushri statue is so beautiful.

  42. Lai on Sep 17, 2012 at 3:12 am

    Thanks to Rinpoche for sharing your dream and this beautiful Dream Manjushri’s photo.
    I wish one day Rinpoche can have a teaching to us for this Dream Manjushri.
    Thank you JJ and Joy for offering this beautiful Dream Manjushri.

  43. Lawrence on Sep 17, 2012 at 2:18 am

    So beautiful. I thought she is Tara!

  44. Milly on Sep 17, 2012 at 12:40 am

    Dream Manjushri is so exquisite. It holds great significance as Rinpoche had never seen this form before but it actually exists. And decades later the dream comes to reality thanks to Jae Jae and Joy’s creativity. The face is so beautiful and serene. Something we all learn from Rinpoche’s dream and message is that we must not make up forms of buddha and that it must have a lineage and authentic origin. And the altar setting is so cool. Rinpoche always shows us his beautiful and creative altars and offerings that we get to “copy” as Rinpoche wants to help us to collect merits. Thank you Rinpoche for always sharing nice and beneficial articles with us.

  45. Sheryl KH (JB) on Sep 16, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    It is certainly not an easy job to carve a Buddha statue from wood, more so is that this form of Manjushri is not readily available for checking and confirmation.

    It certainly takes a lot of guru devotion to complete this Buddha Statue. I rejoice for JJ’s piece of beautiful art work and Joy’s painting job that altogether fulfill Rinpoche’s wishes.

  46. Li Kim on Sep 16, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    At first glance of the picture when Rinpoche sent it by message, out of ignorance I thought it was Tara. Then I looked more and tried to see “how” it is Manjushri. This form of Manjushri is an eye opener.

    What I find amazing is that this form came to Rinpoche in his dream BEFORE Rinpoche even read to confirm this form existed. From this I can only think that it was a past imprint from Rinpoche’s previous lives.

    I rejoice that JJ got this beautiful Manjushri made for Rinpoche. Thank you JJ for all your efforts!

  47. Mei Fong on Sep 16, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    Just dreaming and having Buddha in the dream is something really special. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the story about the dream. The statue is carved so beautifully and painted to absolute perfection. Cant help but fall in love with the sight of the statue itself. It is a great blessing to see a rare form of Manjushri and would like to thank everyone who have helped to create this beautiful statue.

  48. Pastor Susan on Sep 16, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    What a beautiful gift from JJ to Rinpoche. JJ and Joy are very artistic and creative!

    What I find fascinating is of course this form of Manjushri which I have not seen before, but even more interesting, is Rinpoche’s dream about this Dream Manjushri which goes to show past imprints are so real and strong. I do not claim to be able to see Rinpoche’s past lives. Certainly I am not able to but there has been more than just one incident of such in Rinpoche’s life that i can recall. An example is at a young age, Rinpoche displayed immense interests in buddha images such as White Tara, Green Tara, Shakyamuni and he would draw, color them and make them into pendants.

    I have had many people sharing their dreams, asking questions in the pastor’s corner of this blog. After sharing about the dream, the common question is “what does my dream mean?” For us, take it as just a dream and not read into it. Even in our waking moments, we are bombarded with countless fleeting thoughts which we have no control of. If we are not able to make sense of these random thoughts during our waking moments, what more in our dream state. Through prayers, study, contemplation, meditation, we will eventually develop our mind to a higher state.

    I feel very fortunate to be able to look at this Dream Manjushri. If not because of Rinpoche, I would not have this opportunity and blessing..Thank you Rinpoche. And thank you JJ and Joy for using your talent for something so beneficial.

  49. Girlie OOI on Sep 16, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    The offering of this statue of Dream Manjushri by JJ is the dream come true for Rinpoche : the statue is very well done, depicting what was in the dream and the crossing of the moat is representative of JJ crossing the straits.

    Everything fits perfectly!

  50. Leann Lim on Sep 16, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    This dream Manjushri so beautiful and well painted, never see this form before, so rare… Thank you Rinpoche for your sharing. We are so fortunate can have a view on this rare form Manjushi in this life. And so glad this dream Manjushi can come as real in Rinpoche life, rejoice.

    I’m so impress of Jay Jae effort, thank you, and may your love, effort and kindness will inspired people do more and may Rinpoche long life and healthy always…

  51. Wan Wai Meng on Sep 16, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Wow that is such a beautiful Manjushri and I am so happy Rinpoche gets this Dream Manjushri . Jay jae is so creative and resourceful in making offerings to Rinpoche.

  52. Gim Lee on Sep 16, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    I love this rare form of Manjushri from Rinpoche’s dream…and the statue done by Jay Jae and Joy is very beautiful.

    The Buddha of Wisdom Manjushri with hand mudra of expounding Dharma and legs posture of ease and readiness for action… how appropriate!

    I believe Rinpoche dreamt of this special form of Manjushri because it depicted Rinpoche’s works and mission…

    Rinpoche is the Manjushri actively spreading Dharma and ever ready to help many people in need through teachings, social media, prayers, KH, KSK and all depts.

  53. adeline woon on Sep 16, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the mother of wisdom with us! Thank you Jay Jae for your thoughtful gifts. This Manjusri somehow looks very much like a form of Avalokitesvara and Green Tara. This Manjusri has a rather big head/face, less emphasis on the lotuses and the items on them. This kind of style, if I am not mistaken, can be found in the Ming dynasty, when Je Rinpoche was alive. I wonder any of this has connections, but anyhow this is definitely an auspicious piece and a job well done on Jay Jae and Joy!

    • Lanse on Sep 19, 2012 at 1:26 pm

      Hi Adeline, I did a search on the internet and found one very similar form on websites, with Manjushri’s hands holding a Dharmachakra mudra and right leg resting on a lotus. He has a lotus extended from His left arm with a scripture on top, but there is no sword on His right (According to some studies, the earliest representation of Manjushri do not hold a sword). Above the image of Manjushri, there are Dhyani Buddha Amitabha and Akshobhya.

      According to the description, they found this very rare form of stone carved Manjushri in Udayagiri cave, Bhubaneswar, India. This city has a history of over 3000 years, also called Temple City of India. The statue was created during 7th –8th Century A.D.

      Here are the links:
      Chinese: http://hk.plm.org.cn/gnews/2010428/2010428202376.html
      English: http://english.chnmus.net/Exhibitions/2007-02/14/content_53205.htm

  54. Albert Ratchaga on Sep 16, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    This is really amazing, Rinpoche dream about the Manjushri years ago, even though Rinpoche never saw the Buddha image before, but in the end it turn out to be a real buddha image and not just Rinpoche’s creative imagination. after years later, it is presented to Rinpoche the real statue by JJ, this statue is so beautifully crafted, the proportion, the facial expression, the way how he sits, everything is so perfect, just with the plain statue itself, he look so lively.

    Heard that JJ faced a lot of problem and communication problem with the statue maker, it failed many times but JJ didn’t give up, he persist on it and now finally made it. JJ has set such good example to us that no matter how difficult the situation is, never give up.

    This statue is really beautiful…

  55. June Kang on Sep 16, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    非常特别! 非常幸运能看到这尊文殊菩萨,有如看到宗喀巴大师和绿度母合成一,真的非常特别,给我的感觉,文殊菩萨是如此接近我们。

    非常佩服 JayJae,把梦变成真,这不是每个人都能做到,你真了不起,谢谢你!

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this to us. Rejoice!

  56. Yvonne Yap on Sep 16, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    谢谢!Jay给Rinpoche完成了,“梦里的文殊菩萨”像。
    这佛像给我的感觉是,宗喀巴和绿度母的化身,有宗喀巴的智慧和绿度母的圆满心愿。我想应该会很适合,现代人,因为是四合一。(观世音菩萨,文殊菩萨,金刚手菩萨和绿度母)
    真希望有机会,目睹这尊佛像。

  57. June Kang on Sep 16, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    非常特别! 非常幸运能看到这尊文殊菩萨,有如看到宗喀巴大师和绿度母合成一,真的非常特别,给我的感觉,文殊菩萨是如此接近我们。

    非常佩服 JayJae,把梦变成真,这不是每个人都能做到,你真了不起,谢谢你!

    Thank you Rinpoche to share this with us. Rejoice!

  58. pat on Sep 16, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this beautiful ‘Dream Manjushri “. it is really an eye opener. It is as if Manjushri changed to another sitting position….really made it came Alive.The Statue is so beautifully carved out… Rejoice for JJ’s care for the fine details & with Joy’s great skill in painting.
    May all Rinpoche’s dream come true.

  59. Sock Wan on Sep 16, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    What a beautiful statue! Thank you Rinpoche for posting the picture of this rare form of Manjushri for us to see, so many will be blessed by Manjushri.

    JJ and Joy are very good in making and painting statues. They have benefited so many people with the works. Thank you and rejoice!

  60. Joe Ang on Sep 16, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Dear Riponche,
    Thank you for sharing with us this form of Manjushri. We are so lucky to be able to see it because Rinpoche dreamt about it and later found out that this form of Manjushri really does exist.

    Jay Jae did a superb job carving out the Manjushri and Joy gave the statue a special “glow” with the paint work. I can feel much love, and care was put in for the making of this statue. And Jay Jae is so thoughtful to have got the supplements for Rinpoche.

    Thanks to Paul for the brief explanation that this form of Mansjushri is a combination of Lama Tsongkhapa and Green Tara, all merge and dissolved into one essence. May we be able to learn more about this form of Manjushri in the future what the iconography means.

    After reading the blog, I went online to check the different forms of Manjushri and the Manjushri that Rinpoche dreamt about. I haven’t found any thus far. But I saw one that rides a snow lion, hands also in Dharmachakra mudra, only difference is the left leg is stretched out instead of the right. I thought I would share it here with everyone else.

    http://aariyainc.com/srs/wp-content/uploads/Singha_Manjushree_3ft.jpg

    Thank you Rinpoche,

    Joe

  61. bengkooi on Sep 16, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    It really remarkable that Rinpoche has dreamed of this rare form of Manjushri without ever having seen or heard of it! I have no doubt in Rinpoche’s vision or dreams, and to know that that form of Manjushri has been validated in a text only confirms my conviction.

    Rinpoche must have a very strong connection with Manjushri over his many previous lives. During teachings, I have heard Rinpoche say that he has been attracted to Manjushri since a very young age, and Manjushri is one of his favourite Buddhas.

    Well, if Rinpoche likes Manjushri, I do too, as there must be something very special about him for Rinpoche to hold him so closely and dearly.

  62. tenzin llhamo on Sep 16, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Its really beautiful and in a rare form. I wouldn’t have guessed that it was carved from wood. Its amazing how Rinpoche remembered the dream and got JJ to do the statue perfectly. JJ is really thoughtful and kind. Thank you Rinpoche for the wonderful update and that we got the chance to catch a glimpse of this sacred Manjushri.

  63. Karen Chong on Sep 16, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    This statue is so cool! It looks like a fusion between Lama Tsongkhapa, Manjushri and Tara! Good job on the statue Jay Jae and Joy, it looks brilliant!

  64. Martin on Sep 16, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    I am extremely glad that something Rinpoche dreamt of, and wished for finally came through. May the manifestation of the Dream Manjushri be the harbinger of great success for Rinpoche’s Dharma work. It is a very beautiful statue. Manjushri is captivating anyway in any form, but this particular form has unique beauty and more so because it was personally made by JJ and Joshua.

    It is also intriguing how Rinpoche dreamt of a form of Manjushri that Rinpoche has never seen before. But perhaps Rinpoche has. In my mind, I can totally see Manjushri sitting in that posture having close and exclusive communion with Rinpoche.

    Thank you for sharing your dream Rinpoche.

  65. Jace Chong on Sep 16, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for the sharing.And thanks to talented Jay Jae for such a good job and your care to Rinpoche.

    This is the first time I see this form of Manjushri, I think this form must mean a lot to Rinpoche, Rinpoche is always connected with Manjushri.

    For me, Rinpoche is Manjushri as when I meditate during prayer, I see Rinpoche as one with Lama Tsongkhapa and Setrap, and Lama Tsongkhapa is Manjushri himself.

    May the Lord of Wisdom, Manjushri blesses us to have the condition the gain more wisdom, with the wisdom we can help more people to gain wisdom.

    Thank you Rinpoche _/\_

  66. nicholas on Sep 16, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    What a unique form of Manjushri in a ‘wheel of law’ mudra and with one leg out stretch. Rinpoche‘s dream on this form of Manjushri does exist and it’s so meritorious for us to be able to see.
    Hope we are able to learn this form of Manjushri.

    Thanks for Rinpoche’s sharing and for Jay Jae great job.

  67. Pastor Chia on Sep 16, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Many years ago,i remembered i saw this form of Manjushiri picture before at Gaden Monastery when Rinpoche told me this form of Manjushiri appeared at Rinpoche dream. That Manjushiri picture drawing look very gentle and handsome.

    I was amaze the wooden carving the dream manjushiri statue is so well done. Thank for Jay Jae artistic and creative to make this statue came true from rinpoche dream.

    With folder hand,
    Pastor Chia

  68. Wah Ying on Sep 16, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    So blessed to have seen this image of Buddha Manjushri!

    The craving and features of the Manjushri statue are so details, the painting f the face also so nice, just can’t imagine is done by Jay Jae and Joy who are not an statue artists, is professional done. Rejoice!

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the image and story behind this form of Manjushri, thanks Jay Jae and Joy for the splendid offering.

  69. lucy yap on Sep 16, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Rejoice to Jay Jae and Joy for this golden opportunity.Thank you Jay Jay for offering the beautiful Dream Manjushri to Rinpoche and Joy for painting it beautifully.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this rare form of Manjushri.

  70. Han on Sep 16, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    这尊文殊菩萨意义非凡,也是非常殊胜的供养。
    感谢 JJ 将仁波切梦中的智慧佛亲手雕刻出来,JJ 非常有艺术细胞,手工细腻又具创意。
    喜欢这尊文殊菩萨寂静祥和和其手印。

  71. philyong on Sep 16, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    I can’t believe my eyes! The Dream Manjushri looks stunning, almost alive!

    I wonder when I will have the fortune to have one in my house. hehe. Thank you JJ for getting this done. What a lovely offering to Rinpoche. Rinpoche was really excited when he saw this Manjushri. Rinpoche immediately made offerings and did a Puja in front of Manjushri. I was very fortunate to be there.

    Joy did a great job painting the statue too, though I still prefer it in its original form. hehe

  72. Sylvia jacobs on Sep 16, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Good morning Rinpoche,
    I am so happy to hear a story like this from you and so kind to share it with all of us. It was just what I needed!! Thank you!!!
    I am happy for you too, so now you can see manjushri all day and night ….and in your dreams!!!!

    Thank you.
    With warm regards, from Holland.

  73. Veron Tung on Sep 16, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Wow, this lovely statue really does looks like the combination of Green Tara and Lama Tsongkhapa! Thanks to Rinpoche for sharing your dream and to Jay Jae for realizing the dream where now we all are “realized” with this form of Manjushri! Quite curious is there any meaning with this form of Manjushri?

    Good job to Jay Jae & Joy! The statue is really beautiful and serene.

  74. MayOng on Sep 16, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    I just googled and found this rare ancient form of Dream Manjushri. He is an ancient silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia) here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manjusri. His form may be found in the ancient Sewu Temple in Central Java.

    Thank you, Jay Jae for the beautiful statue to Rinpoche, Joy for painting it in the traditional form and Rinpoche for sharing this rare form of Manjushri to all of us.

    I wonder what this form of Dream Manjushri means? It would be interesting to know more of it.

    • Jayce Goh on Sep 19, 2012 at 12:55 pm

      Thank you May Ong, for the link provided. The ancient Dream Manjushri was amazing. Great job to Jay Jae & Joy !!

  75. Sharon Saw on Sep 16, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful gift with us. It is a stunning statue! I have always been attracted to Manjushri in His many forms and this is very, very unusual and beautiful. The face is also exquisitely painted by Joy.

    I loved reading about the history of this gift and how this was really a story of dream becoming reality – with basis. What I found particularly interesting was that Rinpoche did not automatically assume that Rinpoche’s dream was real. As Rinpoche says that “I dare not worship this form of Manjushri just because I dreamed of it as I don’t feel my dreams can be relied upon. We cannot simply make up forms of Buddhas. They must have a lineage and authentic origin.” I think this is very useful advice to people who have many dreams and read a lot into them.

    I rejoice for JJ’s lovely gifts to Rinpoche – from the statue of Rinpoche’s dreams to the health supplements. May JJ’s devotion to Rinpoche inspire many.

    love,
    Sharon

    • Ong Moh Mei on Sep 18, 2012 at 12:37 pm

      Hi Sharon, I totally agree with you. Rinpoche is always humble and did not immediately assumed his dream is real but he seek confirmation from other reliable sources. We however often felt very special when we dreamed of something much less significant and tried to chase its greater meanings. We can’t even make sense of waking hours and use it meaningfully, why go about chasing the meaning of our dreams. Perhaps our waking lives are so boring and dull, we seek to be special in our dreams. Simply put, just goes back to our self cherishing mind – the ego.

  76. choisheem on Sep 16, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    This is such a magnificent Manjushri statue. Thank you Rinpoche for letting us look at this very rare form of Manjushri and also to teach us not to just worship any form of Buddha until we learn of the authenticity and lineage. Truly rejoice that Jae Jae and Joy are able to use their artistic skills to produce this holy statue to offer to Rinpoche.

  77. Datuk May on Sep 16, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for telling us Rinpoche’s dream of such a version of Manjushri. I am really ignorant and when I first saw the photo Rinpoche sent, I was wondering it looks like Green Tara but the mudra is different and then the mudra is like Tsongkapa. Now with Rinpoche’s dream being known, I am grateful for Paul’s comment that it is a combination of both, I have learnt.

    Especially Paul’s comment was so enlightening as Paul is our statue expert who created such exquisite statues for our altars.

    Beautiful statue, wish I had one too. GREEDY ME!

  78. Paris on Sep 16, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    This is absolutely beautiful – not just the statue but JJ’s consistent thoughtfulness and his effort to create the perfect image. I understand from friends that it took many attempts as the initial images didn’t turn out correctly – JJ persisted until the statue came out perfect. And this is what we see now.

    I love the story too that Rinpoche has recounted – how the image appeared to him in a dream without him ever having seen it (well, in this lifetime!). I guess this is the power of imprints and how they can surface at different times when we least expect it.

    I’d be interested to know what this form of Manjushri symbolises and how does one engage in his practice?

  79. yenpin on Sep 16, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    这尊文殊菩萨的形式的很特别,很精美的佳作,是用木材雕刻成的。

    哇 Jay Jae 你很棒把Rinpache的梦变成真。

    感谢Rinpache的分享你的梦想的故事和文殊菩萨雕像的照片

  80. Louise Lee on Sep 16, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    非常感谢Jay Jae让仁波切梦想成真!

    这尊文殊菩萨非常特别,非常的英气, 又带点柔弱!看了让我很想接近,很想抱抱文殊菩萨!

    看了仁波切的故事, 我想了想, Jay Jae 这个家伙真有办法!而且也非常佩服他! 因为,我在Kechara Discovery 三年, 每次看着我们部门主管Paul做佛像,他都会找很多资料准备功课。把仁波切的解释,形容记录起来。让我深深明白与上师的Samaya有多重要!如果无法依次上师, 是无法用我们的小聪明做佛像的!

    常常有朋友会问到, 为什么藏传佛教的佛像都那么的彩色。 其实每一个正确的Icon与颜色, 都非常重要, 全部都有意义的。 所以我们有Kechara Saraswati Arts。 在这里我们可以提供;
    1。装藏 2。裁制佛衣与唐卡 3。彩色 4。 维修佛像等等

    我们都为大家提供一战式的服务。

    谢谢仁波切!为我们开设13个不同的部门!

  81. paul yap on Sep 16, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    This form of manjushri is so exciting, it’s like a combination of Lama Tsongkhapa and Green Tara, all merge and dissolved into one essence! The painting and detailing gold and face features finishing makes the statue comes alive, it’s amazing!

    JJ indeed is very creative and artistic, and very resourceful too, good job!

  82. Victor Phang on Sep 16, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Good afternoon Rinpoche.

    Thanks for sharing this beautiful “Dream” Manjushri to us. I never see this form of manjushri before. At first, I thought he is another form of Lama Tsongkhapa because of the stem of two lotuses holding a dharma text and wisdom sword.

    Thanks JJ for realizing Rinpoche’s “dream” and developing MBF to benefit more people.

    Thanks Joy for painting up this Manjushri, he looks so peaceful and handsome.

    I rejoice for all the fortunate readers including myself who get to see this rare form of Manjushri.

    Thank you 🙂

  83. patsy on Sep 16, 2012 at 11:58 am

    A dream became a reality…The result of this beautiful Dream Manjushri showed how resourceful and skillful Jae Jae is. His love and devotion for Rinpoche remained strong and he never failed in his ideas and creativity in sourcing and offering the best to Rinpoche!

  84. Adrian.C on Sep 16, 2012 at 11:36 am

    This Manjushri statue it is so beautiful crafted and painted. I seeing from this picture, really not looks like a wooden statue.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

  85. Siong Woan on Sep 16, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Dream Majushri came true !! This statue is carved with details and nice proportion. I especially like his face which is serene and peaceful.

    May it bring happiness to Rinpoche each time you look at him and I rejoice for both JJ and Joy who were tenanted to make such beautiful offerings.

  86. mayy on Sep 16, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Beautifully crafted fine piece! Just couldn’t believe that it is from wood. Very well painted by Joy too.

    Jay Jae has been always resourceful and artistic to get things done and he has always amazed me for every items done and offered to Rinpoche are beautiful..done out of his love and care.

    Thank you for sharing Rinpoche and may Jay Jae’s work, passion and love inspire many to do the same.

  87. Helena Chin on Sep 16, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Wow this dream Manjushri statue is so so beautiful…!! Its nicely carved and painted beautifully. I have not seen this form before but when the first time I saw it on Rinpoche’s blog, I felt in love with this rare and sacred statue. It is amazing that Rinpoche dreamt of this form of Manjushri and remember it clearly to share it with us and we are fortunate to see this wonderful form of Manjushri 🙂 Thank you Rinpoche.

  88. sweekeong on Sep 16, 2012 at 9:00 am

    I happy for you Rinpoche to able to see the Dream Manjushri made to real life 🙂 His right leg is out. Does it mean similar to Green Tara he is swift in granting assistance thru the aspect of wisdom by clearing our delusions and ignorance?

    I am for happy Jay Jae and Joy for offering their skills in creating Dream Manjushri for Rinpoche. May their efforts and dedications inspired everyone 🙂

  89. Serena^^ on Sep 16, 2012 at 7:09 am

    Good morning Rinpoche.

    Manjushri statue is really beautiful and the delicacy of her image has caught up my eyes. That’s what I called ” Cant’t take my eyes off You – Manjushri.”

    Jay Jae is such a lovely and caring person. Jay je, you really did a good job for the statue.

    Thanks to Rinpoche and Jay Jae for the sharing. 🙂

  90. Sean Pang on Sep 16, 2012 at 7:03 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thanks for sharing the story about your dream and the photo of the Manjushri statue. It’s beautiful.

    I’m drawn to Manjushri too and I will invite a Manjushri statue home during my trip to KL to celebrate Rinpoche’s birthday. I’m looking forward to seeing my Kechara friends again.

    I pray that Rinpoche’s health is better.

    With love and respect,
    Sean in Shanghai

Leave a Reply

Maximum file size: 15MB each
Allowed file types: jpg, jpeg, gif, png

 

Maximum file size: 50MB
Allowed file type: mp4
Maximum file size: 15MB each
Allowed file types: pdf, docx

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Blog Chat

BLOG CHAT

Dear blog friends,

I’ve created this section for all of you to share your opinions, thoughts and feelings about whatever interests you.

Everyone has a different perspective, so this section is for you.

Tsem Rinpoche


SCHEDULED CHAT SESSIONS / 中文聊天室时间表

(除了每个月的第一个星期五)
SUNDAY
8 - 9PM (GMT +8)
4 - 5AM (PST)

UPCOMING TOPICS FOR AUGUST / 八月份讨论主题

Please come and join in the chat for a fun time and support. See you all there.


Blog Chat Etiquette

These are some simple guidelines to make the blog chat room a positive, enjoyable and enlightening experience for everyone. Please note that as this is a chat room, we chat! Do not flood the chat room, or post without interacting with others.

EXPAND
Be friendly

Remember that these are real people you are chatting with. They may have different opinions to you and come from different cultures. Treat them as you would face to face, and respect their opinions, and they will treat you the same.

Be Patient

Give the room a chance to answer you. Patience is a virtue. And if after awhile, people don't respond, perhaps they don't know the answer or they did not see your question. Do ask again or address someone directly. Do not be offended if people do not or are unable to respond to you.

Be Relevant

This is the blog of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche. Please respect this space. We request that all participants here are respectful of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche and his organisation, Kechara.

Be polite

Avoid the use of language or attitudes which may be offensive to others. If someone is disrespectful to you, ignore them instead of arguing with them.

Please be advised that anyone who contravenes these guidelines may be banned from the chatroom. Banning is at the complete discretion of the administrator of this blog. Should anyone wish to make an appeal or complaint about the behaviour of someone in the chatroom, please copy paste the relevant chat in an email to us at care@kechara.com and state the date and time of the respective conversation.

Please let this be a conducive space for discussions, both light and profound.

KECHARA FOREST RETREAT PROGRESS UPDATES

Here is the latest news and pictorial updates, as it happens, of our upcoming forest retreat project.

The Kechara Forest Retreat is a unique holistic retreat centre focused on the total wellness of body, mind and spirit. This is a place where families and individuals will find peace, nourishment and inspiration in a natural forest environment. At Kechara Forest Retreat, we are committed to give back to society through instilling the next generation with universal positive values such as kindness and compassion.

For more information, please read here (english), here (chinese), or the official site: retreat.kechara.com.

Noticeboard

Name: Email:
For:  
Mail will not be published
  • S.Prathap
    Thursday, Aug 6. 2020 04:44 PM
    His writing style is clear and direct, added with his personal experiences, thoughts and direct realizations at that point of time. I am fond of reading those past masters’ writings as opposed to the modern ones.
    John Blofeld spiritual journey and his affinity so strong in Buddhism are really showed that he had a very strong connection to Buddhism in his previous life.Thank you very much for sharing this article.
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Aug 6. 2020 02:33 PM
    Inspirational quotes and motivational quotes have the power to get us thinking and working on it. Just by reading and understand help and inspired us too. Thank you Tsem Rinpoche for sharing which I truly love to read and have a thought on it.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/inspirational-quotes-part-3-of-4.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Aug 6. 2020 02:32 PM
    Revisit this post again. Thank you Valencia for this vast post of Loed Tsongkhapa’s life story and his achievements . Lama Tsongkhapa is a “Buddha of our times” in the Gelug Vajrayana tradition and as an enlightened being, having the same realizations as all of the Buddhas. He was an emanation of Avalokitesvara , Manjushri , and Vajrapani , hence his practice is so powerful and beneficial. We have to thank our Lama Tsem Rinpoche for bringing this practice to Malaysia. Many great gurus, lamas and teachers has been teaching this very powerful, yet accessible practice across the globe. We are very fortunate and blessed to practice all the teachings. As for me I am still learning ,reading this post had strengthen my belief. Love reciting Migtsema as its very beneficial indeed. Interesting read very profound Lama Tsongkhapa biography.
    Thanks again .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/lord-tsongkapa-king-of-the-dharma.html
  • S.Prathap
    Thursday, Aug 6. 2020 01:13 AM
    Meditation is suitable for everyone from kids to the elderly or those in their prime and in pursuit of all the wealth (material and spiritual) life has to offer. It is an exciting journey of discovery that is extremely rewarding.
    Being in nature have so much to offer to someone who wants to be engaged in meditation.Thank you very much for the good article.
  • sarassitham
    Wednesday, Aug 5. 2020 04:32 PM
    Thank you for wonderful information sharing on healing with herbs. The effect of plant based herbs incense has great benefits and much more safer. It’s amazing to discover
    the natural qualities keeps us healthier and prevent us from various illness.

    I loved to have sandalwood for my prayer offering it’s so much soothing and keeps the environment calms and relax.


    https://bit.ly/2PnhiHD
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Aug 5. 2020 03:48 PM
    Beautiful pictures taken during H.E. Kyabje Tsem Rinpoche’s Parinirvana Ceremony . I am fortunate to be there , volunteering , joining most of all the following pujas. It once a life time able to witness a Tibetan Parinirvana Ceremony with a heavy heart .
    Thank you writer teams for this beautiful write up and great pictures shared. Looking at those pictures have me recalling the great moments at Kechara Forest Retreat at that very moment. It paints a thousand words.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/gallery/album-kyabje-tsem-rinpoches-parinirvana-ceremony.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Aug 5. 2020 03:44 PM
    Interesting as Tsem Rinpoche called it as BIZARRE beings. Well I have not heard of some the names such as chupacabra, Ebu Gogo, Springheel Jack and so forth. Spring-heeled Jack is an entity in English folklore of the Victorian era. Wow ….sound interesting. For decades, Spring-heeled Jack name was equated with the bogeyman. Its as a means of scaring people as some said he was demon who would leap up unnaturally high. Another interesting bizarre beings is shadow people who is a shadowy spiritual beings long been a staple of folklore. Stories of these supernatural entities have spanned centuries and cultures. They are some of the most mysterious entities in the known universe. As reported those who saw the shadowy intruders were scare to death as if they had died in their sleep. The Beast of Bray Road is another scary creature of Elkhorn, Wisconsin. Its a hairy humanoid with canine features standing on two legs and can resemble a bear. All those cryptozoological creatures mentioned in this article were indeed real or just folklore. Whether they do exist in this century , no one be sure. But definitely they do decades ago as recorded. There are many unknown out in the universe.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/bizarre-cryptids.html
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Aug 5. 2020 01:08 AM
    We should consider changing our diet and lifestyle to one that gives the minimum negative impact on our environment, we are responsible to give our future generation a better place to live.
    This article show the designers have seriously consider to make this easily available to more everywhere with affordable price; and make cities around the world greener, more self sustainable and the city people healthier.
  • sarassitham
    Tuesday, Aug 4. 2020 06:45 PM
    A beautiful explanation how to gain merits through devotion. In its purest form, religion can inspire people to serve the welfare of others. An inspiring article how to learn to transform a better living by our action and deeds.

    Thank you for your wonderful thoughts of sharing these powerful teaching on how to find the hidden truth of the golden path of life to be more meaningful with sincere faith.

    http://bitly.ws/9f5H
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Aug 4. 2020 04:15 PM
    No words can describe of us losing our Lama and enlightened Guru, H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche. I was deeply saddened to hear about the death of our Lama as just a moment ago last July , we had an audience and met our Lama , which indeed my very first time . Even though its just moment to me its like a long moment which I remembered each and every words of encouragement our Lama told me. Our Lama was such a kind, generous, compassionate gentle soul whom he would do anything to help improve our lives and had made a difference in my life and so many lives. Where lives pass, memories carry on forever. I will cherish the great memories I have with our Lama.
    Throughout Rinpoche’s life, his was a voice for the millions of people. The Parinirvana of H.E. Kyabje Tsem Rinpoche, the world has lost a great Lama, whose steadfast and unflinching determination played a key role in trying to secure the lifting of Dorje Shugden’s ban. Tsem Rinpoche was known for his great compassion, tremendous generosity and extraordinary thoughtfulness. Everything Tsem Rinpoche did was merely to benefit others. May Tsem Rinpoche have a swift reincarnation .
    We will always hold our Lama close in our thoughts.
    Thank you writers team for this wonderful sharing. … beautiful pictures paints a thousand words.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/the-parinirvana-of-kyabje-tsem-rinpoche.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Aug 4. 2020 04:13 PM
    Glenn Mullin is a world well known Buddhist author, translator, scholar, speaker, lecturer and teacher. He is the author of many books on Tibetan Buddhism, many of which have been translated into a dozen foreign languages. Many of these focus on the lives and works of the early Dalai Lamas. In one of his book A Sacred Legacy of Reincarnation of the Fourteen Dalai Lamas he mentioned that Dorje Shugden was a pervasive practice spreading among the Gelugpa tradition for hundred of years. Many highly attained lamas had been relying on Dorje Shugden and the practice been passed down to thousands in the Gelugpa world. It is not a minor practice after all and in fact Dorje Shugden is a major practice in the world as in history has been proved that the practice is beneficial. Religious freedom should be allow for one who choose what one would pray to. But due to the restriction by the Tibetan leadership , the practice been ban. Politics should not have interfere with religion. May the ban be over soon.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/glenn-mullin-on-tulku-drakpa-gyeltsen.html
  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Aug 3. 2020 12:49 PM
    There are immense benefits of making offerings to the Sangha, and a great opportunity for oneself to practice giving and generosity..Thank you very much for sharing this article that explains the benefits of making offerings to the sangha community.


    https://bit.ly/30lYluV
  • Lin Mun
    Friday, Jul 31. 2020 02:21 PM
    Thank you Pastor Niral for sharing this article. I do come across people would like to highlight or even fight which God or religion is greater or more powerful. What do they want to achieve or have in mind? Of course people would like to believe their God or religion is the best which is totally fine. However, it is not right when they impose their belief on others and start giving negative comments to change our perception when they know nothing about our belief. Ultimately whatever religion or God we believe in , we should be promoting peace, harmony and love. Arguing will not bring positive impact. Respect everyone’s choice.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/whose-version-of-god-is-right
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jul 30. 2020 02:28 PM
    The Mahabodhi Temple is a religious site in India which marks the spot where the Buddha first attained enlightenment. It’s one of the most sacred sites in all of Buddhism built around 260 BCE . Bodhgaya in Bihar is the heart and birthplace of Buddhism . The Mahabodhi Temple was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The peace of the Bodhgaya Temple welcomes all races and it has attracted hundred thousands of pilgrims yearly as well as architecture enthusiast. The main Mahabodhi Temple complex is home to the legendary Bodhi Tree and as well as the temple itself. Walking around following Buddha ‘s footsteps to discover several places of spiritual significance around the temple. Worth going and a must place for pilgrims.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/buddha-at-mahabodhi-temple-bodhgaya.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jul 30. 2020 02:26 PM
    Precious teachings from Tilopa to Naropa, still trying to understand it . Simple in the verses, but there is a lot of meaning behind each and every words. I have been reading over and over again to understand more of Tilopa’s Mahamudra instruction to Naropa in twenty eight verses.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these 28 verses with us.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/28-amazing-verses.html

1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · »

Messages from Rinpoche

Scroll down within the box to view more messages from Rinpoche. Click on the images to enlarge. Click on 'older messages' to view archived messages. Use 'prev' and 'next' links to navigate between pages

Use this URL to link to this section directly: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/#messages-from-rinpoche

Previous Live Videos

MORE VIDEOS

Shugdenpas Speaking Up Across The Globe

From Europe Shugden Association:


MORE VIDEOS

From Tibetan Public Talk:


MORE VIDEOS

CREDITS

Concept: Tsem Rinpoche
Technical: Lew Kwan Leng, Justin Ripley, Yong Swee Keong
Design: Justin Ripley, Cynthia Lee
Content: Tsem Rinpoche, Justin Ripley, Pastor Shin Tan, Sarah Yap
Admin: Pastor Loh Seng Piow, Beng Kooi

I must thank my dharma blog team who are great assets to me, Kechara and growth of dharma in this wonderful region. I am honoured and thrilled to work with them. I really am. Maybe I don't say it enough to them, but I am saying it now. I APPRECIATE THESE GUYS VERY MUCH!

Tsem Rinpoche

Total views today
4,086
Total views up to date
21,013,242

Stay Updated

What Am I Writing Now

Facebook Fans Youtube Views Blog Views
Animal Care Fund
  Bigfoot, Yeti, Sasquatch

The Unknown

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?
But then again, the unknown is sometimes worse than the known. In the end nothing is known unless we endeavour,
So go pursue all the way with the unknown,
because all unknown with familiarity becomes the known.
~Tsem Rinpoche

Photos On The Go

Click on the images to view the bigger version. And scroll down and click on "View All Photos" to view more images.
According to legend, Shambhala is a place where wisdom and love reign, and there is no crime. Doesn\'t this sound like the kind of place all of us would love to live in? https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=204874
6 months ago
According to legend, Shambhala is a place where wisdom and love reign, and there is no crime. Doesn't this sound like the kind of place all of us would love to live in? https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=204874
108 candles and sang (incense) offered at our Wish-Fulfilling Grotto, invoking Dorje Shugden\'s blessings for friends, sponsors and supporters, wonderful!
6 months ago
108 candles and sang (incense) offered at our Wish-Fulfilling Grotto, invoking Dorje Shugden's blessings for friends, sponsors and supporters, wonderful!
Dharmapalas are not exclusive to Tibetan culture and their practice is widespread throughout the Buddhist world - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=193645
6 months ago
Dharmapalas are not exclusive to Tibetan culture and their practice is widespread throughout the Buddhist world - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=193645
One of our adorable Kechara Forest Retreat\'s doggies, Tara, happy and safe, and enjoying herself in front of Wisdom Hall which has been decorated for Chinese New Year
7 months ago
One of our adorable Kechara Forest Retreat's doggies, Tara, happy and safe, and enjoying herself in front of Wisdom Hall which has been decorated for Chinese New Year
Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
7 months ago
Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
7 months ago
On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
By the time I heard about Luang Phor Thong, he was already very old, in his late 80s. When I heard about him, I immediately wanted to go and pay my respects to him. - http://bit.ly/LuangPhorThong
7 months ago
By the time I heard about Luang Phor Thong, he was already very old, in his late 80s. When I heard about him, I immediately wanted to go and pay my respects to him. - http://bit.ly/LuangPhorThong
It\'s very nice to see volunteers helping maintain holy sites in Kechara Forest Retreat, it\'s very good for them. Cleaning Buddha statues is a very powerful and effective way of purifying body karma.
7 months ago
It's very nice to see volunteers helping maintain holy sites in Kechara Forest Retreat, it's very good for them. Cleaning Buddha statues is a very powerful and effective way of purifying body karma.
Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
7 months ago
Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
7 months ago
One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
1 years ago
Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
1 years ago
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
1 years ago
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
1 years ago
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
1 years ago
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!
1 years ago
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
1 years ago
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
1 years ago
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
1 years ago
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
1 years ago
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
1 years ago
Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
1 years ago
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
1 years ago
The Largest Buddha Shakyamuni in Russia | 俄罗斯最大的释迦牟尼佛画像- https://bit.ly/2Wpclni
Sacred Vajra Yogini
1 years ago
Sacred Vajra Yogini
Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
1 years ago
Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
1 years ago
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.
1 years ago
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.
1 years ago
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
1 years ago
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
1 years ago
High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
This is pretty amazing!

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

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
1 years ago
My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
1 years ago
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
1 years ago
This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
1 years ago
Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
1 years ago
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
1 years ago
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
1 years ago
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
1 years ago
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
1 years ago
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
1 years ago
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
1 years ago
DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
1 years ago
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
1 years ago
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
1 years ago
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
1 years ago
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
1 years ago
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
1 years ago
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
Click on "View All Photos" above to view more images

Videos On The Go

Please click on the images to watch video
  • Pig puts his toys away
    7 months ago
    Pig puts his toys away
    Animals are so intelligent. They can feel happiness, joy, pain, sorrow, just like humans. Always show kindness to them. Always show kindness to everyone.
  • Always be kind to animals-They deserve to live just like us.
    1 years ago
    Always be kind to animals-They deserve to live just like us.
    Whales and dolphins playing with each other in the Pacific sea. Nature is truly incredible!
  • Bodha stupa July 2019-
    1 years ago
    Bodha stupa July 2019-
    Rainy period
  • Cute Tara girl having a snack. She is one of Kechara Forest Retreat’s resident doggies.
    1 years ago
    Cute Tara girl having a snack. She is one of Kechara Forest Retreat’s resident doggies.
  • Your Next Meal!
    1 years ago
    Your Next Meal!
    Yummy? Tasty? Behind the scenes of the meat on your plates. Meat is a killing industry.
  • This is Daw
    1 years ago
    This is Daw
    This is what they do to get meat on tables, and to produce belts and jackets. Think twice before your next purchase.
  • Don’t Take My Mummy Away!
    1 years ago
    Don’t Take My Mummy Away!
    Look at the poor baby chasing after the mother. Why do we do that to them? It's time to seriously think about our choices in life and how they affect others. Be kind. Don't break up families.
  • They do this every day!
    1 years ago
    They do this every day!
    This is how they are being treated every day of their lives. Please do something to stop the brutality. Listen to their cries for help!
  • What happened at Fair Oaks Farm?
    1 years ago
    What happened at Fair Oaks Farm?
    The largest undercover dairy investigation of all time. See what they found out at Fair Oaks Farm.
  • She’s going to spend her whole life here without being able to move correctly. Like a machine. They are the slaves of the people and are viewed as a product. It’s immoral. Billions of terrestrial animals die annually. Billions. You can’t even imagine it. And all that because people don’t want to give up meat, even though there are so many alternatives. ~ Gabriel Azimov
    1 years ago
    She’s going to spend her whole life here without being able to move correctly. Like a machine. They are the slaves of the people and are viewed as a product. It’s immoral. Billions of terrestrial animals die annually. Billions. You can’t even imagine it. And all that because people don’t want to give up meat, even though there are so many alternatives. ~ Gabriel Azimov
  • 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
    1 years ago
    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.
    1 years 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
    1 years ago
    Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
  • This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years 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
    1 years ago
    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
    1 years 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
    1 years 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.
    1 years 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.
    1 years 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
    1 years 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
    1 years 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
    1 years 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
    1 years ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    2 yearss ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    2 yearss ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    2 yearss 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.
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
    2 yearss ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
    2 yearss ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
    2 yearss ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    2 yearss 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).
  • This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    3 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.
  • Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
    3 yearss ago
    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
  • BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
    3 yearss ago
    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
    3 yearss ago
    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
    3 yearss ago
    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 yearss ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    3 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.
    3 yearss ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    3 yearss ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
    3 yearss ago
    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
  • Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
    3 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
    3 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.
    3 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!!
    3 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.
    3 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.

ASK A PASTOR


Ask the Pastors

A section for you to clarify your Dharma questions with Kechara’s esteemed pastors.

Just post your name and your question below and one of our pastors will provide you with an answer.

Scroll down and click on "View All Questions" to view archived questions.

View All Questions
Today's quota for questions has been filled. Please come back tomorrow to re-submit your question

CHAT PICTURES

Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
4 weeks ago
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
system
1 month ago
system
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 months ago
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 months ago
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
2 months ago
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 months ago
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 months ago
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
3 months ago
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
3 months ago
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
3 months ago
Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
5 months ago
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
5 months ago
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
5 months ago
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
5 months ago
Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
Dear Kecharians and friends, We are pleased to announce that as part of the preparations for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's reliquary stupas and incarnation chapel, mantra rolling sessions have begun in Kechara Forest Retreat. We are calling for volunteers to join us in this holy activity. DATE Daily starting 5th March 2020 until further notice TIME (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 10pm (2) Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm VENUE Art Studio (Kechara Saraswati Arts) Kechara Forest Retreat If you're interested, kindly contact: Wong Yew Kien 012-3717896 or Karen Chong 012-7710289 We look forward to seeing you soon!
5 months ago
Dear Kecharians and friends, We are pleased to announce that as part of the preparations for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's reliquary stupas and incarnation chapel, mantra rolling sessions have begun in Kechara Forest Retreat. We are calling for volunteers to join us in this holy activity. DATE Daily starting 5th March 2020 until further notice TIME (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 10pm (2) Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm VENUE Art Studio (Kechara Saraswati Arts) Kechara Forest Retreat If you're interested, kindly contact: Wong Yew Kien 012-3717896 or Karen Chong 012-7710289 We look forward to seeing you soon!
Join us for a Peaceful Fire Puja based on Dorje Shugden’s pacifying form. This blessed puja will be conducted at the future site of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s outdoor reliquary stupa to pacify obstacles and for the success of the project. EVENT DETAILS • Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020 • Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm • Venue: Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong Admission is free, all are welcome. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES • Healing from illness and disease • Overcoming obstacles • Purifying past negative deeds and negative karma • Calming the environment, natural disasters and calamities • Helping the deceased to take a good rebirth • Accumulation of merits for spiritual realisations and attainments
5 months ago
Join us for a Peaceful Fire Puja based on Dorje Shugden’s pacifying form. This blessed puja will be conducted at the future site of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s outdoor reliquary stupa to pacify obstacles and for the success of the project. EVENT DETAILS • Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020 • Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm • Venue: Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong Admission is free, all are welcome. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES • Healing from illness and disease • Overcoming obstacles • Purifying past negative deeds and negative karma • Calming the environment, natural disasters and calamities • Helping the deceased to take a good rebirth • Accumulation of merits for spiritual realisations and attainments
Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
5 months ago
Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
The Promise
  These books will change your life
  Support Blog Team
Lamps For Life
  Robe Offerings
  Vajrayogini Stupa Fund
  White Tara Mantra Bank Project
  Dana Offerings
  Soup Kitchen Project
 
Zong Rinpoche

Archives

YOUR FEEDBACK

Live Visitors Counter
Page Views By Country
United States 5,259,453
Malaysia 4,282,747
India 1,792,593
Nepal 808,144
Singapore 789,756
United Kingdom 721,349
Canada 621,663
Bhutan 612,450
Australia 477,748
Philippines 388,765
Indonesia 355,531
Germany 289,306
France 273,965
Brazil 202,370
Vietnam 182,758
Taiwan 182,366
Thailand 180,244
Italy 142,382
Mongolia 133,687
Spain 133,673
Portugal 129,376
Netherlands 122,157
Turkey 118,880
United Arab Emirates 110,907
Russia 97,601
Sri Lanka 92,622
Romania 90,366
Hong Kong 89,642
South Africa 85,855
Mexico 80,894
Myanmar (Burma) 75,629
New Zealand 74,081
Switzerland 70,679
Japan 70,011
China 65,068
South Korea 61,858
Cambodia 61,257
Pakistan 57,884
Bangladesh 56,195
Total Pageviews: 21,013,242

Login

Dorje Shugden
Click to watch my talk about Dorje Shugden....