Actor Steven Seagal Keen to Rebuild Europe’s First Buddhist Temple in Belgrade

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Dear friends around the world,

I was very happy to come across these articles about Mr Steven Seagal planning to rebuild the Buddhist temple in Belgrade. I am reproducing these articles here for educational purposes as well as creating awareness towards this noble goal.

The Kalmyks originally came to Yugoslavia (now Serbia) during WWI to escape communism in their Russian Republic of Kalmykia. They were escaping the Bolsheviks. My grandparents, relatives and many of their communities migrated to Belgrade at that time. The Kalmyks wanted religious freedom in their practice of Buddhism. The Yugoslavians at that time gave full freedom and welcomed the Kalmyks to their communities. The Kalmyks worked hard, saved their money, farmed, and built their temple for worship. The Kalmyks and the Yugoslavians got along very well and the Kalmyks kept up their cultural heritage.

My mother Dana Bugayeff and her siblings (Uncle Naran, Uncle Giga, Aunt Elena and Aunt Meda) were all born in Yugoslavia. My mother loved Yugoslavia and often spoke of the old country. They had their house, land, and planted many vegetables. My mother, her siblings and many Kalmyks spoke fluent Yugoslavian as well as Kalmyk language. Their life was idyllic and happy till WWII where there was much upheaval and once again they had to migrate to the USA which became their final stop. Other ethnic Yugoslavians also migrated and settled in Howell, New Jersey along with my mother. They were our neighbors. Our Yugoslavian neighbors were warm, friendly, giving and were very simple and kind people. Some of my best childhood friends were Yugoslavians. My mother spent hundreds of hours visiting our Yugoslavian neighbors, enjoying Yugoslavian coffee, food and conversation about the old country. I really loved our Yugoslavian neighbors and their warmth.

While in Belgrade, prior to WWI, the Kalmyk community built their beautiful Buddhist temple which later was destroyed. They had their Kalmyk monks and geshes, and held traditional religious services. I have never visited this place but would like to one day. I am so happy to hear Mr Seagal will be rebuilding this historical Buddhist temple which meant so much to the Kalmyk community. I certainly would like to visit when completed. It would be surreal to visit a place where my mother was born and I heard so much about. I wonder if there are still Kalmyks living in Belgrade today. My mother prior to passing never had the chance to visit Belgrade and I always wondered why.

I offer my prayers to the supreme Buddha that this noble project by Mr Steven Seagal will reach fruition without much obstacles and I thank him from my heart. A Buddhist temple will indeed be such a blessing for the community in Belgrade and a testament to the Kalmyk people who brought Buddhism to Europe and America.
 
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Tsem Rinpoche

 

 


 

Actor Steven Seagal Keen to Rebuild Europe’s First Buddhist Temple in Belgrade

By Craig Lewis, Buddhistdoor Global | 2016-01-14 |

 

Steven Seagal with Serbian prime minister Aleksandar Vucic. From warriorzen.com

Recently granted Serbian citizenship, Hollywood action star, musician, and Buddhist Steven Seagal has expressed a strong interest in reconstructing Europe’s oldest Buddhist temple in the Serbian capital of Belgrade.

Seagal was granted Serbian citizenship in a special decree signed by the country’s prime minister, Aleksandar Vucic, on 8 January. The decree followed several visits to Serbia in recent months, during which the 63-year-old martial artist met the prime minister and President Tomislav Nikolic, and suggested that he could open an aikido school in Belgrade. The government also invited Seagal to train Serbian police in aikido. The actor, a friend of Russian president Vladimir Putin, said in a recent interview that he has big plans in Serbia: “I can do a lot here . . . I really want to bring Hollywood to Serbia. I want to bring the whole film community here. I want to build great, sort of a Hollywood-film infrastructure here.” (Sputnik International)

Europe’s oldest Buddhist temple, which was consecrated in December 1929, was constructed in Belgrade by political refugees from Buddhist Kalmykia in southwestern European Russia. Two years later, the street on which the temple was built was renamed Buddhist Street, and in 1934, the temple was presented with a golden statue of the Buddha from Japan. The temple was heavily damaged during World War II, and later demolished. The modern-day Republic of Kalmykia, a Russian federal subject of less than 300,000 people, is the only European region in which Buddhism is practiced by the majority of the population. As Tibetan Buddhists, the Kalmyks regard His Holiness the Dalai Lama as their spiritual leader.

Seagal, a 7th-dan black belt in aikido, rose to fame as the star of a series of martial arts movies, including Above the Law, Under Siege, and On Deadly Ground. While his acting career has been on the wane in recent years, with many of his recent films being released direct to video, Seagal has branched out with a variety of other projects, including in the fields of music and law enforcement, and several business ventures.

In February 1997, Kyabje Drubwang Pema Norbu Rinpoche (Penor Rinpoche), a lama from Palyul Monastery in eastern Tibet (one of the six mother monasteries of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism) and head of the Nyingma school from 1991 to 2001, announced that Seagal was a tulku, specifically an incarnation of Chungdrag Dorje, a 17th-century tertön (treasure revealer) of the Nyingma tradition.

While Seagal’s recognition was a source of some controversy in the international Buddhist community, Penor Rinpoche responded by saying that the actor had merely been recognized, but not enthroned as a tulku. “In the case of Steven Seagal, he has been formally recognized as a tulku, but has not been officially enthroned. He has also not undergone the lengthy process of study and practice necessary to fully realize what I view as his potential for helping others,” Penor Rinpoche said in a statement. (Palyul Ling International)

Source: http://www.buddhistdoor.net/news/actor-steven-seagal-keen-to-rebuild-europes-first-buddhist-temple-in-belgrade

 


Seagal to Bring Hollywood Celebrities, Build Buddhist Temple in Serbia

After receiving Serbian citizenship, US actor Steven Seagal plans to keep busy: he plans to develop Serbian cinematography, promote martial arts and even build an ancient Buddhist temple in Belgrade, Seagal told Sputnik in an exclusive interview.

Over the past weekend, Seagal was granted Serbian citizenship after the country’s Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic signed a special decree on January 8. The decision came after Seagal made several visits to the country over the past few months.

Seagal has big plans for Serbia. He said he asked for Serbian citizenship because he plans to develop the country.

“I can do a lot here… I really want to bring Hollywood to Serbia. I want to bring the whole film community here. I want to build great, sort of a Hollywood-film infrastructure here,” Seagal told Sputnik.

In Seagal’s opinion, Serbia has a great variety of different landscapes that would allow filmmakers to shoot any scenes in the country.

At the same time, Seagal wants to take charge of Aikido in Serbia. Seagal has practiced the Japanese martial art since he was seven years old, and has used his abilities many times in movies. Previously, it was reported that Seagal, who is an Aikido 7th Dan Black Belt, was invited to train Serbian police forces in Aikido.

Lastly, Seagal said he was extremely interested in the restoration of Europe’s oldest Buddhist temple, allegedly built by the Kalmyk people. Currently, Seagal is doing research and studying the fate of the Kalmyk people in Serbia. If the Kalmyks had in fact built the temple in Belgrade, then the newly naturalized Serbian citizen plans to ask the country’s Prime Minister to rebuild the ancient Buddhist holy place.

Source: http://sputniknews.com/art_living/20160113/1033079676/steven-seagal-serbia-movies-buddhist-temple.html

 


 

The first Buddhist temple in Europe was built in Belgrade
by LJILJANA BEGOVIC, 2013/04/03

The Kalmyk Temple in Belgrade was the first Buddhist temple in Europe. (Photo: Wikipedia)

Although China is thousands of kilometers away from Serbia, there is a historical connection between the two countries. The first Buddhist temple in Europe was located in the Serbian capital of Belgrade.

Last week, the Confucius Institute of Belgrade and the Qigong Association of Serbia organized a lecture about the Kalmyks and Buddhists who lived and worked in Serbia at the gallery “O3one“ in Belgrade.

Kalmyk people or Kalmyks as they are called, began to migrate from their homeland of Dzhungaria in the seventeenth century. They traveled west until they reached the Don plain, where they raised cattle and lived a nomad life. The Kalmyks fought as elite horsemen in the Russian army, side-by-side with the Cossacks, defending the vulnerable southern borders of the empire. Since then, the area northwest of the Caspian Sea has been called “Kalmykia“ (today it is a republic in the Russian Federation), and there the Kalmyks struggled to gain autonomy.

In several waves, through the coastal towns located on the Adriatic Sea, many of them (around 400) came to Belgrade, where they formed the largest Kalmykia colony in Europe. At the beginning, they received assistance from the State Commission of the Russian emigrants in Yugoslavia, but as they were very poor, they also often worked in the toughest manual labor jobs to earn extra income. Most of the Kalmyks that came to Belgrade found employment at the brick factory and moved into cheap temporary settlements that were built around these brickyards in the periphery of town.

Kalmyks are Buddhists – lamaists – by religion and their supreme religious leader is the Tibetan Dalai Lama. With the help of the state and city, in just a few months in 1929 in Belgrade, a Buddhist temple was built to serve their religious needs. It was the first Buddhist temple in Europe. The ceremony of consecration in the presence of all of the Belgrade Kalmyks and many of their Serbian friends was held on 12th December in 1929. Two years later, in 1931, the street where the first Buddhist temple had been built was named Buddhist Street.

Buddhist temples all over the world are famous for their statues of Buddha. In 1934, the Belgrade temple also received its own golden statue of Buddha from Tokyo.

Buddhist past remembered

The Buddhists who lived in Belgrade were known as hard-working, humble and honest people who especially loved horses. They were the best coachmen and jockeys in Belgrade. At that time, many of the Buddhists kept their horses in the fields of suburban Belgrade. That is why that part of the city came to be called “Konjarnik,“ which means “a place for horses.”

The Kalmyks were considered good-natured people of the Buddhist religion, but they were also known to dislike communists and Bolsheviks. It was because of them that the Kalmyks had to leave their homeland. For this reason, the Kalmyks supported those who were against communism, and their closest allies were in Germany.

Basically, Hitler and the Nazis believed that the Aryan people originated from Tibet. This is why the whole story about the mystique of Tibet, Asia, secret societies and religion were closely associated with the Buddhists, especially the Tibetan branch of Buddhism. And when you see that connection, it is easy to explain why the Kalmyks saw great danger in the Bolsheviks.

The Bolshevik Revolution forced the Kalmyks out of Russia, and the same thing happened to them in Serbia. The Kalmyks, the great enemies of the Bolsheviks, did not want to wait for the Red Army to invade Belgrade, and so in late September 1944, they took all the holy shrines from the temple with them and fled Serbia to either Western Europe or the US.

During the combats of 1944, the Belgrade Buddhist temple was partially destroyed, and the new regime felt that since there weren’t any Buddhists left in Belgrade anymore, there was no need for a Buddhist temple. First, the dome of the temple was demolished and the ground floor was turned into a culture center, but afterwards the entire temple was taken down. There was nothing left of the first Buddhist temple in Europe, except for historical records, pictures and memories.

The Confucius Institute of Belgrade and the Serbia Qigong Association plan to preserve those memories in a museum to be built on the old site of the temple. There, visitors would be able to learn all about the first Buddhist temple in Europe.

Source: http://gbtimes.com/life/first-buddhist-temple-europe-was-built-belgrade

 


 

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  1. Samfoonheei on Aug 7, 2018 at 11:23 am

    Wonderful for actor Steven Seagal who is Buddhist, having granted Serbian citizenship, decided to has expressed a strong interest in reconstructing Europe’s oldest Buddhist temple in the Serbian capital of Belgrade. He is also a Hollywood action star, musician, and intend to bring celebrities into Serbia as well. Using his fame as an actor he wanted to do more in helping the Serbian . In fact he is recognized as a tulku, but has not been officially enthroned. Having a Buddhist temple will benefit those Buddhist , preserving their culture and religious heritage of the Kalmyks. The Kalmyks had a beautiful history connected to the Buddhist living in China. So having this temple will help to spread Buddhism further into eastern Europe.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

  2. Wai Meng Wan on Jun 11, 2016 at 5:49 am

    I am really happy to hear that Steven Seagal is taking steps to bring the Dharma to a place like Yugoslavia. When a dharma center is built then the dharma can grow and many people can get access to the dharma teachings.
    I rejoice that Steven Seagal is taking an active role to grow the dharma, and using his fame and connections to bring the dharma to a region that has no dharma.

  3. Joy on Jan 25, 2016 at 11:16 pm

    Great to know that Mr. Seagal is keen to rebuild Europe’s first Buddhist temple. This can revive Buddhism in Belgrade and even Europe. It’s nice to see celebrities give back to society in a positive way but what Seagal will be doing is even better because by rebuilding a Dharma temple. It can bring benefit to so many people in this and future lives. It can plant seeds of Enlightenment to so many. How meritorious for Him to be such a virtuous deed.

    I really hope this project of his will pull through, that there will no obstacles towards this project and everything is smooth so that Dharma can be revived and spread in Europe again. Yes it would be awesome to visit this temple once it is rebuilt.

  4. Shelly tai on Jan 21, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this great news, rebuilding a holy place is important because then it will help the holy Buddha teaching to spread to more people is a very kind act that Mr Steven Seagal has proposed this plan to the PM of Serbia.

  5. Jutika Lam on Jan 20, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    Steven Seagal’s plans for Serbia is really something wonderful.

    It is great to see that Steven is optimistic to expanding the movie businesses beyond Hollywood to Serbia.

    Not many people might know much about Serbia right now but with Steven Seagal’s plans of turning it in to a global movie hub like Hollywood, the world would get to know about Serbia seeing that when much awaited movies start being filmed and produced from Serbia, more people would be curious to know about the country.

    Apart from doing this for the movie industry, it is even better to know that Steven Seagal will also be doing something for Buddhism, which is the reconstructing of Europe’s oldest temple.

    Restoring old buildings is not an easy task because the materials used to build the particular building last time may no longer be available anymore and alternatives have to be sourced.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this news!

  6. Sarah on Jan 20, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    It is very kind of Steven Segal to offer to rebuild the first Buddhist temple in Belgrade. It is important to preserve this cultural and religious heritage of the Kalmyk people. If there are still Kalmyks living in Serbia, then this could serve as a place of worship for the community.

  7. Lucas Roth on Jan 19, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    It is so kind of him to do that and he is aware of the significance of that temple, which I find impressive. The Buddhist religion is all over the world and it is a good one as it improves your understanding of life and how you live yourself. I am happy that he is a good promoter of a good thing that can benefit others, he is helping to spread the Dharma.

    Also, I would like to add, that he is a good famous person. (If that is a fair thing to say) I say that because he uses his fame and fortune to build something good and promote something good. Something that people can benefit from hearing, seeing or knowing about. That is a smart and good thing to do. So good job to Steven Seagal for that.

  8. Julia Tan on Jan 17, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    Thank you Mr Seagal for the great wish to rebuilt the Kalmyk Temple in Belgrade which is the first Buddhist temple in Europe. This is like restoring the history of Tibetan Buddhism in Europe and reconnect back the Kalmyks to Belgrade once again. I rejoice and looking forward to visit the temple in the near future.

  9. Lin Mun on Jan 17, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    Dear Rinpoche ,

    Thank you for sharing this interesting article and heartwarming action by Steven Seagal. By rebuilding this first Buddhist temple in Europe it will definitely encourage more people to know and learn more about Buddhism.

    I wish him great success in his dharma work and bringing more people to know the cultural of Tibetan Buddhism.

  10. Stella Cheang on Jan 16, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    The history and culture of Kalmyks are really new to me; hence I find this blogpost intriguing to say the least. While I rejoice in Steven Seagal’s virtuous deed in rebuilding the Kalmyks’ temple, it also dawn upon the fact that it was human who destroyed the heritage of another human race all because of self-serving interest and politics. As a species, we should really reflect on ourselves and think hard on how to educate people around us and next generation to stop any form of persecution against another human being.

    In Steven Seagal’s capacity as an international superstar, rebuilding Europe’s first Buddhist temple (in Belgrade) is a good way to let the general public remember Kalmyk people who brought Buddhism to Belgrade decades ago. It is also news to be that Steven Seagal is a recognized Tulku. I wish him all the best in his endeavor and may his deed create causes for more people in the Belgrade region to be blessed by the 3 Jewels and have the opportunity to learn dharma.

    Thank you very much, Rinpoche for this insightful sharing. I have learnt something new.

    Humbly, bowing down,
    Stella Cheang

  11. Pastor Adeline on Jan 16, 2016 at 8:05 pm

    For centuries, Buddhists travel around the world to share the Buddha’s beautiful teachings with some decided to settle down to blend the teachings into the local culture. It is due to the kindness of these people that the Buddha’s teachings is available until today.

    In order to preserve the precious teachings, the building of the Buddhist temples or institutions is necessary as the temple is the point for people who share similar interests to gather to learn, study and practise the Buddha’s teachings.

    Seagal’s initiation and interest in restoring Europe’s oldest Buddhist temple Belgrade allowing Buddhism to pick up again from where it was left, re-introducing this ancient wisdom to the modern world, thus giving the locals an opportunity to trace their culture as well as discovering the richness of the Buddha’s teachings. Thank you!

  12. JP on Jan 16, 2016 at 1:45 am

    It’s interesting to know about the Kalmyk people and their history because it showed how prevalent Tibetan Buddhist was back then. Steven Seagal planning to rebuild Europe’s oldest Buddhist temple in Belgrade is a very virtuous project as it would revive and preserve the Kalmyk Buddhist heritage. On a spiritual level, it will plant seeds of Enlightenment to the new generation of the Kalmucks who visit the new temple.

    Bringing the film community of Hollywood to Belgrade is a great idea because it will create a lot of media coverage for the project. Tibetan Buddhism in the US is very popular and is one of the fastest growing religions in the country. Raising the awareness of Tibetan Buddhism via the film community is one of the most effective methods in my opinion. The film industry has tremendous influence on the masses. And if the film community is inspired by the project, they would produce movies and documentaries about it.

    I rejoice in Steven Seagal’s noble project.

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This magnificent Dorje Shugden statue is enshrined at Choijin Lama Museum in Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia. The museum was the home of the Choijin Lama, the State Oracle of Mongolia. Choijin Lama was an oracle of the Nechung deity and the brother of the 8th Bogd Khaan Jebzundamba (1869-1924), the de facto leader of Outer Mongolia. - https://palyulmedia.smugmug.com/Worldwide-Palyul/MongoliaConnections/Mongolia-Choijin-Lama-Museum/i-TQ8CmHM
Please download this and share this meme with others. Thanks.
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Please download this and share this meme with others. Thanks.
Beautiful Tibetan art for FREE download: https://bit.ly/2oxb4qU
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Beautiful Tibetan art for FREE download: https://bit.ly/2oxb4qU
Sacred Protector Dorje Shugden can help you, if you invoke Him sincerely..
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Sacred Protector Dorje Shugden can help you, if you invoke Him sincerely..
Now there is a Tsem Rinpoche blog  site in Nepalese language! Check it out:  https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/l/np/
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Now there is a Tsem Rinpoche blog site in Nepalese language! Check it out: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/l/np/
The Reasons Why People Who Practice Dorje Shugden Do Not Go To the Three Lower Realms- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSBbFiexCCE
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The Reasons Why People Who Practice Dorje Shugden Do Not Go To the Three Lower Realms- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSBbFiexCCE
Very interesting blog post that goes along with this depiction of the Yeti. - https://bit.ly/2E43COF
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Very interesting blog post that goes along with this depiction of the Yeti. - https://bit.ly/2E43COF
His Holiness Sharpa Choje Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Nyima of Gaden Shartse Monastery. He was a supreme master of both Sutra and Tantra. He served as abbot of both Gaden Shartse Monastery as well as Gyuto Tantric college. After serving as abbot of Gyuto Tantric college he entered into a few long term (3 year, 3 month and 3 day) Vajra Yogini retreats in the forest. He completed that long retreat twice and was going to enter it again till he was asked to be abbot of Gaden Shartse Monastery by H.H. the Dalai Lama. He was a great practitioner of Vajra Yogini\'s tantra as well as Dorje Shugden. He was a scholar of the highest renown and he was highly sought after for teachings. He was very devoted to Dorje Shugden throughout his whole life as a pure monk. I was fortunate enough to have him as one of my teachers. Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche

To read more- https://bit.ly/2zW2Grz
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His Holiness Sharpa Choje Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Nyima of Gaden Shartse Monastery. He was a supreme master of both Sutra and Tantra. He served as abbot of both Gaden Shartse Monastery as well as Gyuto Tantric college. After serving as abbot of Gyuto Tantric college he entered into a few long term (3 year, 3 month and 3 day) Vajra Yogini retreats in the forest. He completed that long retreat twice and was going to enter it again till he was asked to be abbot of Gaden Shartse Monastery by H.H. the Dalai Lama. He was a great practitioner of Vajra Yogini's tantra as well as Dorje Shugden. He was a scholar of the highest renown and he was highly sought after for teachings. He was very devoted to Dorje Shugden throughout his whole life as a pure monk. I was fortunate enough to have him as one of my teachers. Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche To read more- https://bit.ly/2zW2Grz
Beautiful thangka painting of Lord Yamantaka the slayer of ignorance and who bestows supreme wisdom that eradicates all projections.
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Beautiful thangka painting of Lord Yamantaka the slayer of ignorance and who bestows supreme wisdom that eradicates all projections.
Kadroma Metsik Nakmo or Dakini Ucchusma who purifies and heals the body.
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Kadroma Metsik Nakmo or Dakini Ucchusma who purifies and heals the body.
I am reciting a daily prayer to Dorje Shugden. Here is the youtube link to the audio- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-OSudd323A
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I am reciting a daily prayer to Dorje Shugden. Here is the youtube link to the audio- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-OSudd323A
It\'s hard to not fall in love with little cute Pema baby girl. She is so light, happy and wags her tail super fast when she sees us or anyone. Super friendly. She is a heart breaker for sure. Teehee...She is our Kechara Forest Retreat doggie and runs free throughout our sacred land. Her name Pema means lotus. Tsem Rinpoche
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It's hard to not fall in love with little cute Pema baby girl. She is so light, happy and wags her tail super fast when she sees us or anyone. Super friendly. She is a heart breaker for sure. Teehee...She is our Kechara Forest Retreat doggie and runs free throughout our sacred land. Her name Pema means lotus. Tsem Rinpoche
My Nepalese boys work hard and I appreciate them. Today we have purchased special foods for them to snack on and also to cook with so they won\'t be so homesick. These foods are all imported from their country. There\'s a street in downtown K.L. that sell all this. So happy to get this for them. Tsem Rinpoche
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My Nepalese boys work hard and I appreciate them. Today we have purchased special foods for them to snack on and also to cook with so they won't be so homesick. These foods are all imported from their country. There's a street in downtown K.L. that sell all this. So happy to get this for them. Tsem Rinpoche
I come out of the bathroom to be greeted by the mess the two monsters made...Some more they want snacks! Monster Oser girl and Monster Dharma boy.
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I come out of the bathroom to be greeted by the mess the two monsters made...Some more they want snacks! Monster Oser girl and Monster Dharma boy.
This blog post has had amazing response. Since published on July 27, 2018, there has been 114,788 views and still increasing. I am happy to see how this post has made things clearer. Do visit this post here-  https://bit.ly/2MATbGe
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This blog post has had amazing response. Since published on July 27, 2018, there has been 114,788 views and still increasing. I am happy to see how this post has made things clearer. Do visit this post here- https://bit.ly/2MATbGe
His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche with his disciple Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche. Beautiful picture.
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His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche with his disciple Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche. Beautiful picture.
This monk takes trance of Dorje Shugden and he was happy to receive THE PROMISE book in Tibet
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This monk takes trance of Dorje Shugden and he was happy to receive THE PROMISE book in Tibet
Find out about the blessed healing water for health and healing at Kechara Forest Retreat- https://bit.ly/2CtVQNk
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Find out about the blessed healing water for health and healing at Kechara Forest Retreat- https://bit.ly/2CtVQNk
This is my ultimate home!!! Blue waters, trees, skies, mountains, house that is open, retreat, meditation, Buddha images and purple flowers. Wow. Such a perfect place for me. Tsem Rinpoche
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This is my ultimate home!!! Blue waters, trees, skies, mountains, house that is open, retreat, meditation, Buddha images and purple flowers. Wow. Such a perfect place for me. Tsem Rinpoche
To see other beautiful portrayals of Dorje Shugden, click here: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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To see other beautiful portrayals of Dorje Shugden, click here: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Severed head Vajra Yogini has a brilliant orange body, orange darting eyes, wearing a necklace of freshly cut human heads firmly standing within a wisdom fire emanating from her sacred body reminding us to cut off our self damaging ego. Without the ego, our sufferings cannot survive and our happiness will arise. Tsem Rinpoche
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Severed head Vajra Yogini has a brilliant orange body, orange darting eyes, wearing a necklace of freshly cut human heads firmly standing within a wisdom fire emanating from her sacred body reminding us to cut off our self damaging ego. Without the ego, our sufferings cannot survive and our happiness will arise. Tsem Rinpoche
A thought on how to repay the kindness of the guru
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A thought on how to repay the kindness of the guru
Very nice old artwork on the Bodha Stupa in Nepal.
2 months ago
Very nice old artwork on the Bodha Stupa in Nepal.
This is quite interesting....
2 months ago
This is quite interesting....
Wonderful statement by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Although Dorje Shugden is not negative, lets hope His Holiness can apply this to the Shugden issue. Then there will be peace.
2 months ago
Wonderful statement by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Although Dorje Shugden is not negative, lets hope His Holiness can apply this to the Shugden issue. Then there will be peace.
Left to right: Tritul Rinpoche, Gaden Tripa Rinpoche, Zong Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Monastic prayer hall during puja.
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Left to right: Tritul Rinpoche, Gaden Tripa Rinpoche, Zong Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Monastic prayer hall during puja.
The oracle of Dorje Shugden Choyang Dulzin Kuten of Gaden making offerings to Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche during a teaching in Gaden Shartse Monastery.
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The oracle of Dorje Shugden Choyang Dulzin Kuten of Gaden making offerings to Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche during a teaching in Gaden Shartse Monastery.
Their Holinesses Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche
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Their Holinesses Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche
Please click on this picture and see how tragic this is.
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Please click on this picture and see how tragic this is.
Advice by His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche- https://bit.ly/2NiryBg
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Advice by His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche- https://bit.ly/2NiryBg
Zong Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche in 1987 Los Angeles.
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Zong Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche in 1987 Los Angeles.
Beautiful Yamantaka print
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Beautiful Yamantaka print
Beautiful and sacred Vajra Yogini painting for you to download free in high file to print out, frame and place on your shrine or share with friends. May you be blessed. Download here: 
 https://bit.ly/2N5zI02
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Beautiful and sacred Vajra Yogini painting for you to download free in high file to print out, frame and place on your shrine or share with friends. May you be blessed. Download here: https://bit.ly/2N5zI02
The Fifth Dalai Lama & Dorje Shugden | ༧གོང་ས་ལྔ་པ་ཆེན་པོ་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན། | 第五世达赖尊者与多杰雄登---read more--- https://bit.ly/2C65Iwr
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The Fifth Dalai Lama & Dorje Shugden | ༧གོང་ས་ལྔ་པ་ཆེན་པོ་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན། | 第五世达赖尊者与多杰雄登---read more--- https://bit.ly/2C65Iwr
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Big thanks to the cheerful team from GBG Malaysia! With busy lives, it can be really hard to find time to volunteer. However, the benefits of volunteering are enormous to you, your family, and your community. The right match can help you to reduce stress, find friends, reach out to the community, learn new skills, and even advance your career. Giving to others can also help protect your mental and physical health. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Big thanks to the cheerful team from GBG Malaysia! With busy lives, it can be really hard to find time to volunteer. However, the benefits of volunteering are enormous to you, your family, and your community. The right match can help you to reduce stress, find friends, reach out to the community, learn new skills, and even advance your career. Giving to others can also help protect your mental and physical health. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Surplus food were distributed to 30 needy families staying around Jalan Sungai. Thank you to all volunteers ! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Surplus food were distributed to 30 needy families staying around Jalan Sungai. Thank you to all volunteers ! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Are you Ready??? Stay tuned on "KSDS Graduation Day" 18/11/18 9am At Kechara House. KSDS Together We Care. By Asyley Chia KSDS
Are you Ready??? Stay tuned on "KSDS Graduation Day" 18/11/18 9am At Kechara House. KSDS Together We Care. By Asyley Chia KSDS
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Are you Ready??? Stay tuned on "KSDS Graduation Day" 18/11/18 9am At Kechara House. KSDS Together We Care. By Asyley Chia KSDS
Are you Ready??? Stay tuned on "KSDS Graduation Day" 18/11/18 9am At Kechara House. KSDS Together We Care. By Asyley Chia KSDS
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Are you Ready??? Stay tuned on "KSDS Graduation Day" 18/11/18 9am At Kechara House. KSDS Together We Care. By Asyley Chia KSDS
Are you Ready??? Stay tuned on "KSDS Graduation Day" 18/11/18 9am At Kechara House. KSDS Together We Care. By Asyley Chia KSDS
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Are you Ready??? Stay tuned on "KSDS Graduation Day" 18/11/18 9am At Kechara House. KSDS Together We Care. By Asyley Chia KSDS
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