Medicine Buddha Teaching at Turkey Swamp

Nov 2, 2013 | Views: 6,197

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(By Tsem Rinpoche)

Dear friends,

A friend of mine has been ill. He works within Kechara and is a very kind person. He has many friends who wishes to do practices, pujas, retreats and dedications to send him good energy in order to heal. So why not direct those good intentions into a Medicine Buddha practice.

I visited Turkey Swamp last week here in New Jersey and decided to give a talk on Medicine Buddha practice. I use to visit Turkey Swamp as a child and do meditations here. It use to take me around 2.5-3 hours by bicycle to pedal to Turkey Swamp.

This practice is dedicated for my friend, but anyone can do this practice for themselves. It is the same procedure. They can also do this sacred practice in dedication for others. It’s wonderful for animals as well. 

I have recorded a clear video explaining this practice and how to go about it. Kindly watch the video to learn about this sacred Medicine Buddha practice. I wish you all good luck and long life. Health too. May your obstacles be cleared.

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

 

Medicine Buddha Teaching at Turkey Swamp

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https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/USA01-Medicine.mp4

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My Visit to Turkey Swamp, New Jersey, USA

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https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/USA02-Turkey.mp4

 

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It was really cold that day when we went.  

 

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 The waters at Turkey Swamp very blue and we saw a lot of fishes.

 

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 We walked around this area as I have not been back since 30 years. So recording this teaching here has special significance for myself.

 

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 There are always ducks swimming around Turkey Swamp even when I was a kid I’d see them here.

 

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Turkey Swamp lake is placid and calm which is ideal for meditation. Very ideal.

 

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Medicine Buddha (central figure)

Lama Tsongkhapa (top tier), Green Tara (2nd tier), White Umbrella (3rd tier), monk representing sponsor offering mandala (bottom left), Dorje Shugden (bottom, rightmost)

Dorje Shugden is said to have the strength of a thousand Dharma Protectors. Therefore, he has the amazing ability to protect the lineage of Lama Tsongkhapa, have the healing abilities of Medicine Buddha, fulfill wishes in the manner of Green Tara and protect one from spirits and other negative afflictions like White Umbrella.

 

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  1. Samfoonheei on Jan 25, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    Sacred Medicine Buddha practice is very powerful and beneficial . We are very fortunate to receive this teachings from Rinpoche. It helps us in many ways such as clearing any problems along our spiritual path, good for healing our body, mind, even animals , bless the land, environment in place where there is a lot of earthquakes and so forth. Precisely helps in our medical and health problems internal and externally. May Paul have a speedy recovery.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing without any initiation .

  2. Joy Kam on Dec 15, 2018 at 11:21 am

    1984 Los Angeles-Left to right: Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, monk assistant to Zong Rinpoche and the 18-year-old Tsem Rinpoche prior to ordination. Read more- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/category/me

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  3. JOY KAM on Oct 31, 2018 at 1:21 pm

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    A poem inspired by seeing a picture of my teacher, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche…

    In the sport of correct views,
    all that is correct is just a view,
    without permanence or substance.
    As long as we hold onto views,
    our sufferings are gathered 
    to be experienced without end.

    Without the strong methods of emptiness
    and compassion, bereft of merit,
    we sink deeper without respite.
    To arise from this samsara is but
    a dreamscape on the deluded mind.
    Therefore seek the guru, who confers the yidam,
    hold your vows and fixate on liberation 
    free of new creations. Free of new experiences as 
    there are none. 

    ~ Tsem Rinpoche

    Composed in Tsem Ladrang, Kuala Lumpur on July 7, 2014

  4. Pastor Antoinette Kass on Sep 13, 2018 at 12:41 pm

    We have great news with the Medicine Buddha Healing Fountain at Kechara Forest Retreat for everyone to be blessed with. The water is highly blessed and I rejoice for everyone who is able to drink this holy water.

    This teaching on Medicine Buddha is very powerful and we are very fortunate to receive the teaching for everyone to use here on the internet on H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche’s blog.

    Check out the new post on the Medicine Buddha Healing Fountain at Kechara Forest Retreat here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/medicine-buddha-healing-fountain-at-kechara-forest-retreat.html

    Kechara Forest Retreat in Bentong on Chamang Road is only about 1 hour ride away from Kuala Lumpur and easily accessible over Karak highway and even a bus can bring you to Bentong.

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  5. Valentina Suhendra on Jul 26, 2018 at 7:57 am

    I was walking past a second hand shop on Western Ave selling old things. They had a Japanese-style clay Buddha which was beige in colour on the floor, holding the door open. I thought the shopkeeper would collect a lot of negative karma without knowing if he kept such a holy item on the floor as a doorstop. So I went in to talk to him, but he didn’t look like he wanted to talk or that he even cared. So I asked him the price and he said US$5. I purchased it so he did not collect more negative karma. I was 17 years old and that was in 1982.

    I escorted my new Buddha home and washed it lightly and wiped it. I placed it on my altar and was happy with the Buddha. I would do my meditations, prayers, sadhanas, mantras and prostrations in front of this shrine daily. When I left for India in 1987, I could not bring this Buddha along and gave it to a friend. It was a nice size and I made offerings to this Buddha for many years in Los Angeles. In front of the Buddha I placed His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s photo. I remember I was so relieved that the price was affordable. But US$5 that time was still expensive for me but worth it I thought. But I was happy to have brought the Buddha home. Tsem Rinpoche

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  6. Pastor Shin Tan on Jul 20, 2018 at 11:31 am

    Tsem Rinpoche at Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong, Malaysia

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  7. Harish on Dec 30, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    Thank you sir Tsem Rinpoche for your teaching on Medicine Buddha.I really appreaciate that from bottom of my heart.

  8. Sadi on Feb 20, 2015 at 4:17 am

    I have seen this teaching in the past. Noteworthy is Rinpoche’s compassion and care for his student Paul. There was another blog post on him personally attending to Paul as Paul laid on his bed. I am glad Paul has overcome his sickness due to his faith in his Rinpoche. Your compassion is truly immense Rinpoche. I wish you and your students all the best forever and ever Rinpoche.

  9. Steven Koh Wing Gok on Jun 16, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    Dear Guru Rinpoche,
    You are our great Rinpoche
    l am so grateful to you for your ability to help peoples find their true connection with Dharma spirit.
    Wishing you good health.
    Cheer.

  10. Rena Wong on Dec 8, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    Dear Rinpoche

    Thank you for this powerful & simple prayer of Medicine Buddha. As Rinpoche explained, this prayer is very effective to blessed the environment and all beings :-

    For personal well being :-
    1) good for our health
    2) purifying our karma and preventing karma from manifesting diseases, illness
    3) lessening our karma that will delay illness or cure the disease
    4) protection for good health

    For the environment
    1) calm & eliminate natural disaster places
    2) for animals to have good human rebirth to practice Dharma

    Overall it is developed specifically to clear obstacles so that we can learn & practice the Dharma and to be enlightened. Its is good for calming and healing the mind and environment.

    I am very thankful to Eric KK Siow of KP, Sunway who introduced me Su Ming who have guided Gary to carry-out Setrap Puja (a prayer to Dharma Protector) and Menlha Puja (a prayer to Medicine Buddha) during a serious and unknown health condition. Its been 4 years and his condition is now under controlled.

    I sincerely thank Rinpoche for providing each and everyone the necessary purification method to overcome our daily problems, our obstacles, our illness and also our suffering during the illness or death of our loved ones. With Rinpoche’s blessing, Paul Yap will always received the blessings, prayers & protection of medicine Buddha to recover swiftly and have good health.

    Once again, thank you Rinpoche for your profound teachings at this beautiful enchanting lake of Turkey Swamp. May this powerful Medicine Buddha prayer reached all beings that they receive the Dharma which is the medicine to alleviate our suffering. May the development of Medicine Buddha at Kechara Forest Retreat manifest quickly for the sake of all beings.

    Wish Rinpoche the best of health and continue to teach and guide all beings to the path of Enlightenment.

    With folded hands
    Rena

  11. Cliff on Dec 6, 2013 at 4:08 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for your kind compassion to give us a talk on Medicine Buddha, on how to do one, what are the benefits and Rinpoche’s Generous dedication and wish for Paul Yap’s recovery. I really believe in Rinpoche sincere and strong belief that Medicine Buddha Practice and mantra truly works and is super beneficial to all living beings around us as well as the person that is dedicated to. From Rinpoche’s story, it must’ve been really funny to see a line of ducks following Rinpoche after finishing the prayer haha. I am a practicing vegetarian and at times I may be offered a situation to eat meat where it may be offensive to the person I am receiving it from. Learning this mantra now would help me go through it, if the situation cannot be avoided. Thank you for sharing this teaching Rinpoche.

  12. yenpin on Dec 1, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    谢谢仁波切给我们分享药师佛法会的仪轨和好处。
    药师佛心咒有心灵治疗功效, 我们身体健康不好,常常念诵此咒,可以健康长寿。药师佛心咒对治众生的种种病苦,并能消除一切灾业。

  13. Albert Ratchaga on Nov 30, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the teaching of Medicine Buddha Sadhana.

    I remember Rinpoche said before, Rinpoche does not like to teach, but because of Rinpoche promised to his guru, he will teach. Even Rinpoche is far away in USA, Rinpoche still record and teach. Rinpoche always wanted to benefit every single beings that come into his life.

    With this teaching being made available online, many people will definitely be beneficial from it. Now is our turn to do it and dedicate to Paul’s recovery so that he can continue to serve the Dharma which this is also his great wish.

  14. Wylfred Ng on Nov 28, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for the sharing.

    Before this i thought Medicine Buddha practice can only heal us from illness or disease. After watching the video, i only know that there are so many benefits practicing Medicine Buddha.

    I personally have not attend any weekly Medicine Buddha Puja at Kechara House, but because of volunteering in Kechara Puja House, i had chance to join the puja for many times.

    Recently, i have chance to invite back a Medicine Buddha statue which is beyond my expectation.

    I am very happy to have the statue and wish that Medicine Buddha will benefit more sentient beings.

    Thanks again.

  15. tong sun sun on Nov 12, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    药师佛法门真的很强,很多人接触药师佛法门后都会大力推荐和利益身边的朋友。药师佛不只是针对病疗,对心灵的治疗都非常显着。普遍上都被大家接受,这也是一个让大家接触佛法的好办法。

  16. Wan Wai Meng on Nov 12, 2013 at 3:37 am

    Medicine Buddha mantra helps both the living and those who have passed away. Purifies a lot of heavy karma it is also able to benefit beings who have died for hundeeds of years.Reciting the mantra and blowing on the bones helps the being.

  17. David Lai on Nov 12, 2013 at 2:08 am

    Wow Rinpoche,

    This is such a wonderful and meaningful place to be giving this wonderful teaching. I do remember a story that Rinpoche told once that when Rinpoche prayed to the Medicine Buddha statue, you could stop the rain. I thought that was incredible. I think Medicine Buddha mantra and practice is powerful way to bless the sick, dying and wandering animals. I guess its a great mantra to recite and bless meat but I hardly do that nowadays as i hardly come across meat these days.

    I think Medicine Buddha puja is one of the most popular pujas as there are always people who are sick or dying. That is crucial because this puja is real effective and powerful. And the wonderful thing is that this puja is simple and can be done by just about anybody. However, I would like to take time to learn up the actual puja in Tibetan. Lovely… Thank you Rinpoche for sharing an explanation on its meaning.

  18. So Kin Hoe (KH Ipoh) on Nov 9, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Thank you for showing your kindness towards Paul’s illness as we really want him to recover as soon as possible. Thank you for explaining the benefits of Medicine Buddha practice with intensive decription and teachings of Medicine Buddha practice. The information from here is very useful for us to practise as layman. Thank you Rinpoche again for giving us the clear instruction to practise Dharma and grab the opportunities to do more Dharma while we are in perfect human form in this life times.

    With folded hands,
    kin hoe

  19. Wendy Loh on Nov 9, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you so very much for the teaching on Medicine Buddha at beautiful Turkey Swamp, New Jersey. Such a peaceful and serene place to be.

    I will recite the Medicine Buddha mantra more often to help pacify a hostile environment and also to calm my mind so that I am not distracted from my Guru and the Dharma path.

    With folded hands,
    Wendy

  20. Pastor Han Nee on Nov 8, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for this teaching on the Medicine Buddha sadhana and its many benefits.

    I believe very strongly in the power of the Medicine Buddha sadhana and mantra. Recently, Zoey, one of my cats, fell and hurt her head. Immediately after that fall, she behaved as though she was suffering from some brain damage. She became still and altogether unlike her previous very energetic lively self and she wasn’t eating. The vet said her eyes didn’t show any response to a certain test he had conducted. He told us to be prepared for the worst(that she could become a ‘vegetable’ and would have to be fed using a drip then), and asked us to leave her with him for a few days.

    During those few days, I prayed to Medicine Buddha, and had a Medicine Buddha puja done for her by the KH Puja House. When my husband and I went to check on her a couple of days later,the doctor reported that she was back to normal and was behaving in a normal way. How powerful the Medicine Buddha sadhana and mantra are in purifying the karma of my Joey !

  21. Leonard Ooi(Penang) on Nov 8, 2013 at 8:50 am

    Dear Tsem Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing the Medicine Buddha practice. A month ago, my nephew was very sick going through the last stage of cancer. I started to chant Medicine Buddha mantra and OM MANI PADME OM everyday for two weeks before he passed away. I am glad I could do this little for my nephew.

    May Medicine Buddha practice bless everyone.

    Thank you again Rinpcoche.

    Your sincerely,

    Leonard Ooi(Penang) with folded hands

  22. Andrew James Boon on Nov 8, 2013 at 7:30 am

    This place was incredibly idyllic and magical. The autumn colours were just mesmerizing and the waters reflecting the dusk was just divine. It is no wonder Rinpoche has such fond memories of this place.

  23. KYC on Nov 7, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    We are very fortunate to receive the Medicine Buddha teachings from Rinpoche. It is useful for healing illness and for purification of negative karma. I will study the sadhana carefully and apply it for myself as well as to help others. Thank you, Rinpoche.

  24. Julia Tan on Nov 7, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Very happy to see Rinpoche in the video. Thank you Rinpoche for the sacred Medicine Buddha Teachings with beautiful scene from Turkey Swamp. To be born as a human is rare. To have a healthy body is even more rare. By having a heathy body we can do lots of Dharma work. But our body is so fragile and easily get sick and damage especially living in this hectic and stressful city. We need Medicine Buddha Practice badly, more so a place that can give us not only healthy living but calm and relax our mind. Through Rinpoche’s kindness, a place like Kechara Forest Retreat is manifested in order to have a place for retreat, meditation, puja, chemical free vegetable and good quality air to breath.

    Paul has been working and having meetings non stop even when he can’t sit up need not mention about walking. He will get well soon with Rinpoche’s prayers and blessings and all the Medicine Buddha pujas that has been done for him.

    Much care and prayers,
    Julia

  25. terri on Nov 7, 2013 at 3:15 am

    Dear Rinpoche, also can you please pray for our country the USA while you are here at home, things have been scary with our government shut downs and many mass shootings. I am so happy you are here blessing us with your wise presence.

  26. terri on Nov 7, 2013 at 3:07 am

    Dear Rinpoche, I have had a lot of suffering lately, so I have just learned of you coming to the US. I hope you will make your way to the West Coast sometime so I can see your blessed face.

  27. Joy on Nov 5, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    What beautiful teaching on a beautiful setting. Perfect for the practice! May all those who needs healing be benefited from this wonderful healing practice.

    When you think about it… Buddha is really “something”… He’s so wise to give and present to us so many different teachings, 108 volumes of it in fact (that’s a lot of bibles) and each focusing on different problems/neurosis we humans have on this planet earth and beyond I’m sure! I have not encountered any other religion or spiritual practice that has this type of versatility, wisdom and the vastness where by each and every single one has an antidote that deals immediately, directly with one’s problems and solves it at the root cause if we trully serious practice it. And thanks to spiritual masters/teachers like Tsem Rinpoche who has learned it, master it, preserved the teachings and now passes it on to others.

    This is why it is so important to always help the teachers/Lama, without them we would never receive these precious teachings such as this one we are receiving now. Without the Lama there is No Dharma. Hence making offering to the Guru/Sangha is of the highest form of offering. It is more powerful and meritorious than offering to a Buddha statue. Why cos the Buddha statue cannot give you teachings and transmission directly. Hence… Help one, help many http://vajrasecrets.com/offerings/offerings-to-tsem-rinpoche/urgent-help-rinpoche-to-benefit-more-people.html

  28. Joshua on Nov 5, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for taking up the time to share the teachings of Medicine Buddha practice. And it looks calm and peaceful at Turkey Swamp. Its just the right spot to give teachings. 🙂

  29. Grace Leu on Nov 4, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the Medicine Buddha teaching. It really help when people around us fall sick, we can conduct this prayer and dedicated to them.

  30. KH Ng on Nov 4, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Thank You for the teachingson Medicine Buddha. It is a real blessing as always from You. I hope Paul will recover well and with Rinpoche’s and Medicine Buddha’s blessings along with all in Kechara, I am sure he will.
    Please take care and do what you need to in the US. We miss you and will await your return.

    With Folded Hands!
    KH Ng

  31. Ck siah on Nov 4, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    谢谢仁波切在美国的New Jersey,美丽的Turkey Swamp 给我们分享药师佛法会的仪轨和好处。药师佛心咒有很强的神奇心灵治疗功效, 要是我们面对身体健康状况,只要我们诚心诚意的持药师佛心咒或做法会,是有很好的效果出现。祈愿药师佛心咒可以治疗一切有病痛的众生。

  32. Boon on Nov 4, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    Thank you rinpoche for your kindness to sharing this precious medician Buddha teaching with us. May those who do the medicine Buddha practise can always have a good health condition.May rinpoche your life be stable and may all sentient beings can be free from suffering of various types of illness.

  33. AdelineTan on Nov 4, 2013 at 1:31 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for giving us this powerful Medicine Buddha teaching all the way from Turkey Swamp in USA. We do it in Kechara house every week and will dedicate to Paul’s speedy recovery. The photos of Turkey Swamp look so beautiful and peaceful, i am very happy that Rinpoche has the opportunity to visit this wonderful place again that will bring back all the fond memories while meditating and reciting mantras there during your childhood days.Please take care since the weather there is so cold.

  34. Casteven Lim (KH JB) on Nov 4, 2013 at 1:31 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thanks for Rinpoche sharing to make us get to know more about Medicine Buddha practice. This practice really benefit us and healing our outter, inner and secret illness.

    May Paul recover swiftly to help towards Rinpoche works hence through Medicine Buddha practice all Kecharians will get a healthier body and healthier mind to move forward with KH BOD.

    Please take care also Rinpoche, and thanks for the beautiful photos of Turkey Swamp…

    Your sincerely,

    Casteven Lim with folded hands

  35. justin cheah on Nov 4, 2013 at 12:44 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for the teaching. Interesting and good to be part of the people who will be doing this sacred practice for the benefit of parents, friends and pets.

    Thank you again Rinpoche for the teaching.

  36. Felicia Lee on Nov 3, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    Dear Tsem Rinpoche, after listening the teaching of Medicine Buddha, I felt so blessed and pleased to have invited my beautiful 12″ medicine Buddha home almost 2 years ago. His presence gave immense positive energies to my whole family.

    Thank you.

  37. Sean Wang on Nov 3, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    Thank you, Rinpoche for sharing this lovely practice with everyone. Rinpoche is always caring about others, showing constant compassion for others. Medicine Buddha is a wonderful practice to help heal the sick.

    Turkey Swamp looks very nice. I hope that I can visit it one day and meditate there too!

  38. wansan on Nov 3, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    Thank You Rinpoche for sharing this beneficial and precious Medicine Buddha teaching. Turkey Swamp is definitely a beautiful place, peaceful and quiet. May Medicine Buddha bless everyone and May Paul recover as soon as possible.

  39. Patsy on Nov 3, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Thank you, Rinpoche for this sacred teachings of Medicine Buddha practice from Turkey Swamp, New Jersey. Even from far away, Rinpoche never hesitate to share and teach the dharma and we are so fortunate to have Rinpoche with us. Thank you for the reminder that our precious human life is very short and we have wasted so much time before we met the dharma.

    May we all gain a healthy and strong body with Medicine Buddha practice and to use our lives to benefit others. May Rinpoche be blessed with long and stable life and remain with us to turn the wheel of dharma for the benefit of all sentient beings.

  40. Uncle Eddie on Nov 3, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    How really compassionate, caring and concern Rinpoche truly is! Even when he returned back to Turkey Swamp at New Jersey, he took the opportunity to do a “Medicine Buddha’s practice” for a good friend who is sick, to be healed. It seemed that he had not been back here since 30 years ago, and doing and recording this Teaching of Medicine Buddha practice has a special significance for Rinpoche. From the description of the favourable conditions of things at Turkey Swamp at that time seem to be perfect for Rinpoche’s practice. May Rinpoche continues to enjoy all such successes for all his future wishes. Om mani padme hung!

  41. May Ong on Nov 3, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Dear Tsem Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful Medicine Buddha sadhana for us to practice for our benefit. We are part of the team that will be starting the sadhana to dedicate to the quick recovery of Paul Yap’s health and complete the numbers required.

    You took the time to explain the benefits of this sadhana to us in great length, so therefore we will cherish this teaching in our hearts and share it with others online to benefit those that needs it.

    I can see it was a very cold and windy day at Turkey Swamp but the weather did not deter you from giving this teaching. Please do keep yourself warm, healthy and safe in your travels.

    With folded hands, your student
    May Ong

  42. mitra on Nov 3, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    Thank for teaching Medicine Buddha practice. very nice place Rinpoche look very peace place that you post all photo. i know rinpoche like to retreats or do pujas at green green place near river near lake. thank you agen rinpoche for your great teaching.

  43. guest on Nov 3, 2013 at 4:50 am

    Thanks for the teachings.
    If by any chance you’d have time in future, it’d be nice to read or listen about importance of sleep in buddhist practice – how to make it beneficial, how to use this natural phenomena to deepen own spiritual practice.
    Greetings.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 20. 2024 04:08 PM
    Momo is a dumpling made of all-purpose flour and filled with either meat or vegetables. Inspired by Tibetan dumplings, the dish is a very popular Nepali street food. It is one of my favourite foods. Last year while in Kathmandu I am fortunate given the opportunity to learn and made vegetarian Momos.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing as it reminds me of trip there visiting some of the Holiest sites and trying my hand making momos then.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/making-nepalese-momos.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 20. 2024 04:06 PM
    Bouddha, also known as Boudhanath, is a stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal which is located about 11 km from outskirts of Kathmandu. Its massive mandala makes it one of the largest spherical stupas in Nepal and the world. The Boudhanath Stupa pyramid is coated with over 60 pounds of gold, is one of the largest and one of the most significant Buddhist monuments in the world. This great Stupa is home to precious relics and this semi-circular structure stands out with its majestic mandala, recognized by UNESCO in 1979 as a World Heritage Site. The Boudhanath is the most sacred sites in Tibetan Buddhism outside of Tibet, reflecting the cosmological tenets of Buddhism. Was there last year June joining thousands of pilgrims circumambulate the stupa.
    The aerial view of this Boudhanath Stupa is magnificent indeed. Looking merely at the pictures is a blessing.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/aerial-view-of-bodha-stupa.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 20. 2024 04:04 PM
    Shanti Stupa in Pokhara was built by Nipponzan-Myōhōji monk Morioka Sonin with local supporters under the guidance of Nichidatsu Fujii, a Buddhist monk and the founder of Nipponzan-Myōhōji
    A famous site where locals as well as foreign tourists will go there throughout the year. One have to climb 400 steep steps to get to the Pagoda, it was worth the climb, as its situated on the Anadu Hill at the height of 1100 meters.
    Shanti Stupa shrine was built as a symbol of peace designed to provide a focus for people of all races and creeds, and to help unite them in their search for world peace. It has also become a tourist attraction as it provides a panoramic view of the Annapurna range, Pokhara city and Fewa Lake. The white pagoda has two tiers for tourists and religious visitors to circumambulate. Its location on the hilltop provides a splendid view of sunrise and sunset for visitors. Hopefully I could visit this amazing Holy site soon.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/pokhara-stupa.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 20. 2024 04:04 PM
    Its an old blog yet its hold many wonderful memories for The Tsem Ladrang team , I am sure. They are the ones who found a beautiful house in the hills of Naranthan in Kathmandu, Nepal. The place is serene and peaceful with beautiful mountains ranges. Looking at the old pictures its breath-taking and brilliant. The Ladrang is surrounded by scenery of outstanding natural beauty. Having a spacious yard, guest quarters, butterlamp house, to mention a few. The Ladrang has a spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and Kathmandu Valley.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing and teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/tsem-ladrang-naranthan-nepal.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 20. 2024 04:02 PM
    Buddhist Pilgrimage in Nepal is the best trip that takes us to the spiritual centers where Buddhism’s practices and meditations emerged. Nepal is popular for its Buddhism practices and itself is the birthplace of the originator Gautam Buddha. This beautiful Himalayan nation hosts the amazing Buddhist trails, monuments and stupas. It’s the place where the Buddha meditated and the Buddha enlightened the people with wisdom. Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, boasts many caves, stupas, and monasteries that are associated with Bodhisattvas, Buddha and Siddhas. The cave of Naropa and his guru Tilopa is beside Pashupatinath temple, bank of the holy Bagmati River. All these caves is considered as the holy site and Buddhist pilgrimage sites as the caves is the place where Naropa received training, teachings and had visions of Vajrayogini.
    I am fortunate to have visited this Holy caves while at Kathmandu last year.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/puja-at-naropas-cave-kathmandu-nepal.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 20. 2024 04:00 PM
    The Lord Buddha was born in 623 BC in the sacred area of Lumbini, southern Nepal.Lumbini is one of the world’s most important spiritual sites for the Buddhist pilgrims from around the world. The site is a popular place of Buddhist pilgrimage for many yearly. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1997. The tranquility, aura and peace that we would experience in Lumbini makes it among the most holy places to visit in the world. I am fortunate going to this holiest place of Buddha birthplace last year with my Dharma brothers and sisters .It is the place where, according to Buddhist tradition, worth visiting
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/external-article/the-birth-palace-of-gautam-buddha
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Apr 2. 2024 02:06 PM
    Very interesting and informative article. In most cultures, women is consider as lower in status compared with men. Ancient times in India, man took the lead while women is seconded. But times has changed for the better where women are not degraded in society. They receive equal recognition, appreciation, and stature, yet in countries and places around the world, women are still viewed as inferior and treated accordingly. But in Buddhism women have been increasing in number and has proven that many of them have gained full enlightenment in a female body. In Buddhism is concerned there’s no discrimination toward women ,both men and women are equal. There‘s many female Mahasiddhas and Yoginis as in this blog. May it inspired many more to come. Interesting article and its great sharing knowledge.
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands,

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/courtesans-of-ancient-india.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Apr 2. 2024 02:05 PM
    Sleep paralysis is a feeling of being conscious but unable to move. It occurs when a person passes between stages of wakefulness and sleep. During these transitions, one may be unable to move or speak for a few seconds up to a few minutes. Some people may also feel pressure or a sense of choking. Sleep paralysis is a temporary inability to move or speak. It’s not harmful and should pass quickly, but at times can be frightening. It can affect anyone but is most common in young adults and they might have hallucination. The scary facts about sleep paralysis is those who suffer from it have said it felt like someone was choking them on their chest so they could not breathe.
    As for me I have not experience as such before as least i know now what i can to do.
    Thank you Vinnie Tan for sharing. Interesting read of these stories related to sleep paralysis.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/sleep-paralysis-medical-or-paranormal.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Apr 2. 2024 02:03 PM
    nteresting as this texts been composed after being inspired to do so . That’s interesting as this nature are traditionally considered exceptionally potent in their blessings if the claim of divine inspiration is authentic. According to the account in the introduction, the author composed this text after being divinely inspired to do so. It’s a very rare kind and its acceptance been recognised and received praise by very high lamas of our tradition. Reading this article tell us all of how powerful Dorje Shugden when we invoke in our prayers.
    Interesting read of the short biography of Ven. Geshe Kunchok Gyaltsen, the author of Mass of Vajra Fire.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/mass-of-vajra-fire-invocation-of-the-mighty-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Apr 2. 2024 02:01 PM
    That’s wonderful Rinpoche has composed prayers in English so as everyone could recite and practice. For beginners is such a meaningful insights and perspectives without commitments and initiation. Moreover each prayers is for a specific blessing that helps practitioners to gain attainments and overcome obstacles. Easy and simple for everyone to start off.
    We are fortunate that everything Rinpoche did brought tremendous benefit to all sentient beings. Whatever prayers Rinpoche has composed are especially potent with blessings.
    Thank you Rinpoche and writers for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/holy-prayers-to-invoke-the-divine.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Apr 2. 2024 01:59 PM
    A great article , revisit this again of Tibetan Lamas and their dogs. As now I have a pet doggie with me, I came to understand more of them . Dogs are the most amazing creatures, they give us unconditional love. For me, they are the role model for being alive. Buddhists believe dogs also have the potential to become enlightened and can teach us about responsibility, love, and other Buddhist principles. The Q & A by Sandra Klein’s interview with the Venerable Gonsar Rinpoche gave us a better understanding and very informative of Tibetan dogs under Lamas care. ccording to the Buddha Dharma, all sentient beings have Buddha nature — from ants to humans. Though we often look at dogs as wonderful companions an teach us to embrace Buddhist principles. They, themselves, embody many of these principles.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/dogs-in-tibetan-monasteries.html
  • Brent
    Tuesday, Mar 26. 2024 04:47 PM
    Living with my wife, whose world is meticulously painted with the hues of OCD, is a journey that intertwines the essence of love with the complexities of the human mind. Her relentless pursuit of cleanliness and order, transforming even the most negligible corner into a testament of organization, often dances on the fine line between admiration and frustration. The sight of her steering clear from trash bins as if they were labyrinths of chaos, serves as a poignant reminder of the battles she fights within. Yet, it’s through these very battles that I’ve learned the profound language of patience and the unspoken strength of support. Therapy, in its gentle embrace, has been a beacon of light for her, guiding her through the stormy seas of OCD. It has not only offered her solace but has also unveiled the strength of her spirit, teaching us both the beauty of resilience. As she journeys through the pathways of healing, I stand by her, a testament to the power of love and the enduring promise of hope. Together, we navigate the complexities of her world, discovering that within the challenges lie opportunities for growth, understanding, and an unbreakable bond. https://www.mindfullyaliveonline.com/obsessive-compulsive-disorder-ocd/
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Mar 15. 2024 07:31 PM
    Venerable Ajahn Chah was a Thai Buddhist teacher of the Buddhadhamma and a founder of two major monasteries in the Thai Forest Tradition. Well respected and loved as a man of great wisdom, he was also instrumental in establishing Theravada Buddhism in the West. Interesting life story, how he chose to leave the settled monastic life and became a wandering ascetic. Walking across Thailand, lived in forests, caves and cremation grounds while learning from the meditation monks of the Forest of various monasteries. He wandered through the countryside in quest of quiet and secluded places for developing meditation. He even lived in tiger and cobra infested jungles, using reflections on death to penetrate to the true meaning of life. After years of wandering, Venerable Ajahn Chah established a monastery where he taught simple, practice-based form of meditation, and attracted a numerous of students including western foreigners. He was one of the greatest Dhamma teachers of the modern era. His wise teachings have continued to guide thousands of people along the path of Dharma. Venerable Ajahn Chah’s teachings of the Thai Forest Tradition gradually spread across all over the world. Several of Ajahn Chah’s Western students have since established monasteries throughout the world. Just in Thailand itself, there are more than 300 branch monasteries in Ajahn Chah’s tradition. Ven erable Ajahn Chah used his ill health as a teaching point, emphasizing that it was a living example of the impermanence of all things and reminded people to endeavour to find a true refuge within themselves. The legacy of Venerable Ajahn Chah’s teachings and legacy continues into the modern age.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/venerable-ajahn-chah-the-forest-monk.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Mar 15. 2024 07:30 PM
    Wonderful blog written on the practice of Kalarupa for us to understand better. As an emanation of Manjushri, Kalarupa’s practice helps us to destroy ignorance and to develop wisdom overcoming our anger and suffering . Awesome Kalarupa manifested in multiple forms to help sentient beings who personifies enlightenment by the conquest of anger. Kalarupa also regard as one of the three main Dharma protectors of the Gelugpa is extremely fierce and ugly, and tames all kinds of spiritual ugliness. The fierceness of his iconography teaches us to remind ourselves that all the causes and effects of anger arising from ignorance are dreadful and distorted.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Antionette for this detailed sharing,

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/kalarupa.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Mar 15. 2024 07:27 PM
    Nepal is a very spiritual country, having a huge Dorje Shugden mural in Kathmandu, is indeed a big achievement for Kechara. Located on Charkhal Road in Dilli Bazaar, the mural can be found midway between our two Dorje Shugden chapels which are in Putalisadak and Chabahil. It is also very close to one of Kathmandu’s largest shopping malls. Many locals , tourist will be able to connect them to a powerful deity that is so closely associated with their culture. Well the mural not only beautiful but also full of symbolism and everyone merely by seeing it is blessed. Thanks to those talented artists and generous sponsors making it a success.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/spectacular-dorje-shugden-mural-in-kathmandu-nepal.html

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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.
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One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche

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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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Pastor Seng Piow guides us on the flow of Dorje Shugden puja, its benefits, significant of Chanting the names of Manjushri and also explaining the dedication for the sponsors and to those in need before we start the puja as we have 2 newcomers today.
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Pastor Seng Piow guides us on the flow of Dorje Shugden puja, its benefits, significant of Chanting the names of Manjushri and also explaining the dedication for the sponsors and to those in need before we start the puja as we have 2 newcomers today.
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Mr. Cheah Fook Wan offered lights and incense to The Three Jewels prior to the puja in Ipoh. (KISG - Kin Hoe)
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Rejoice to the volunteers (also kind sponsors) who cleaned the Gyenze Chapel and made abundant offerings to Gyenze. ~ Alice
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Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
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Our weekly Dorje Shugden Puja @ 23/3/2024 . William, as the umze is seen here burning incense powder as we are about to recite the Sangsol Prayer to Dorje Shugden composed by Ganden Serkong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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And here's Mr Wong of KSK Ipoh who dropped by to pray and offered some donation to the Chapel. Kechara Penang Study Group. Pic by Siew Hong & uploaded by Jacinta.
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Today's puja (16/3/2024) ended around 420pm, Jacinta was the umze of the day. Pic by Siew Hong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Group photo taken after the last session, sealed with King of Prayers. Come and join us next time! Sayonara - 9-10th March 2024 - Kechara Penang DS Retreat by Jacinta.
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Abundance altar! Fruits, flowers, Mee Koo (traditional Penang buns), Bee Hoon, sourdoughs and snacks are some of the offerings to Rinpoche, Buddhas & Bodhisattvas. Kechara Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat 9-10th March, 2024 by Jacinta.
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Siew Hong, one of retreatants and an active member of Kechara Penang group proudly presented her torma to be used during the Kalarupa puja. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Torma making was taught by Pastor Seng Piow and held one day before the retreat. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat cum Puja, 9-10th March 2024 led by Pastor Seng Piow with 12 retreatants. Uploaded by Jacinta
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Seen here, Pastor Seng Piow set off firecrackers - welcoming of the upcoming year with enthusiasm and positive energy. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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One the day of Losar (new lunar year), it is always beneficial for Buddhist practitioners to get together in making abundant offerings to Buddhas on the altar to usher in goodness, prosperity and well-being of our loved ones. It's more auspicious this year as Losar and the Chinese New Year begin on the same date, 10th Feb, 2024. Back in Penang, our Kechara members came together to decorate the altar with abundance offerings for Dorje Shugden puja @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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One the day of Losar (new lunar year), it is always beneficial for Buddhist practitioners to get together in making abundant offerings to Buddhas on the altar to usher in goodness, prosperity and well-being of our loved ones. It's more auspicious this year as Losar and the Chinese New Year begin on the same date, 10th Feb, 2024. Back in Penang, our Kechara members came together to decorate the altar with abundance offerings for Dorje Shugden puja @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Mr. Dared Lim was offering water bowls on behalf of Kechara Ipoh Study Group. (Kin Hoe)
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Mr. Dared Lim was offering water bowls on behalf of Kechara Ipoh Study Group. (Kin Hoe)
Jun from Ipoh was offering mandarin oranges to Mother Tara and The Three Jewels. (Kin Hoe)
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Jun from Ipoh was offering mandarin oranges to Mother Tara and The Three Jewels. (Kin Hoe)
Prior to our puja in Ipoh, Mr. & Mrs. Cheah Fook Wan were preparing for the offerings to the Buddhas. (Kin Hoe)
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Prior to our puja in Ipoh, Mr. & Mrs. Cheah Fook Wan were preparing for the offerings to the Buddhas. (Kin Hoe)
On Sunday afternoon, Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations in Ipoh. (Kin Hoe)
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On Sunday afternoon, Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations in Ipoh. (Kin Hoe)
Some of the best shots taken during Thaipusam in Penang. Swee Bee, Huey, Tang KS, Nathan, Choong SH and Jacinta volunteered. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Some of the best shots taken during Thaipusam in Penang. Swee Bee, Huey, Tang KS, Nathan, Choong SH and Jacinta volunteered. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Simple yet powerful ally ~ Bhagawan Dorje Shuden. Kechara Penang Study Group consists of Chien Seong, Hue, Choong SH, Tang KS, Swee Bee and Jacinta. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Uploaded by Jacinta.
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Simple yet powerful ally ~ Bhagawan Dorje Shuden. Kechara Penang Study Group consists of Chien Seong, Hue, Choong SH, Tang KS, Swee Bee and Jacinta. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Uploaded by Jacinta.
Thaipusam in Penang. Some of the best shots. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Thaipusam in Penang. Some of the best shots. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Nothing beats having a sacred audience with our lineage lamas. It's not selfie or wefie, but we have the best 'groufie'!!! 20th Jan 2024, Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Welcoming our lineage Gurus to our Penang Chapel today! Pastor Seng Piow explained the significance of having Guru Tree and introduced to us our lineage lamas, Buddhas, deities, protectors and etc.
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Welcoming our lineage Gurus to our Penang Chapel today! Pastor Seng Piow explained the significance of having Guru Tree and introduced to us our lineage lamas, Buddhas, deities, protectors and etc.
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Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Tara Recitation is on now at KISG - Wai Meng
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Tara Recitation is on now at KISG - Wai Meng
Photo from Wan Wai Meng
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Photo from Wan Wai Meng
A sea of yellow ~usually in Tibetan Buddhism yellow represents growth. We prayed that our Penang group will grow in terms of people, wealth and attainments too. _/\_ Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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A sea of yellow ~usually in Tibetan Buddhism yellow represents growth. We prayed that our Penang group will grow in terms of people, wealth and attainments too. _/_ Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
After Dorje Shugden puja @3pm, we had Rinpoche's Swift Return puja too. We laughed as Sis Swee Bee was commenting that Tang should smile ~ here's the reason why we laughed.  Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta Goh
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After Dorje Shugden puja @3pm, we had Rinpoche's Swift Return puja too. We laughed as Sis Swee Bee was commenting that Tang should smile ~ here's the reason why we laughed. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta Goh
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Today's (9/12/2023)Dorje Shugden puja led by Gordon. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Today's (9/12/2023)Dorje Shugden puja led by Gordon. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Dharma sharing by Hue before we proceeded with DS puja & Rinpoche Swift Return puja. Hue is one of the long time Kechara Penang members and he comes to puja regularly. He shared that he truly believes that Dorje Shugden and Rinpoche always there guiding him. He shared how sometimes DS will give him hints to avert troubles ahead or to alert him when he 'misbehaved'. Hope many will come to know more about this powerful Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugden aka DS. Having Dorje Shugden is like having a powerful ally that will protect us day and night. Just trust Him and have faith. Kechara Penang Study Group, 25/11/2023 by Jacinta.
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Dharma sharing by Hue before we proceeded with DS puja & Rinpoche Swift Return puja. Hue is one of the long time Kechara Penang members and he comes to puja regularly. He shared that he truly believes that Dorje Shugden and Rinpoche always there guiding him. He shared how sometimes DS will give him hints to avert troubles ahead or to alert him when he 'misbehaved'. Hope many will come to know more about this powerful Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugden aka DS. Having Dorje Shugden is like having a powerful ally that will protect us day and night. Just trust Him and have faith. Kechara Penang Study Group, 25/11/2023 by Jacinta.
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