Medicine Buddha Practice

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The Concise Essence Sutra Ritual
of Bhagavan Medicine Buddha called

The Wish-Fulfilling Jewel

 

 

composed by Panchen Losang Chökyi Gyältsen
translated by David Molk
 

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Commentary by H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche

 Introduction

• There are 4 classes of tantras, one of which is the Lower Tantras.
• We practice the Lower Tantras to clear a specific problem that obstructs us from practicing Higher Tantras.
• The Medicine Buddha practice belongs to the Lower Tantras and is very efficacious for medical and health problems.
• In the Medicine Buddha practice, it is twice as important to think of the Guru and Yidam as being one in nature.
• To remove our pain and suffering, we need the blessings of all the lineage lamas. Therefore, if we think of the Guru and Yidam as one, and if we have faith and respect in the Guru, we effectively apply this to all the lineage lamas.

 

Lineage

• H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche received the oral transmission for this practice from:
    – H.H. Pabongka Dorje Chang in 1987 (mantra only)
    – H.E. Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Jampa Yeshe in 1992 (full initiation)
    – H.E. Denma Locho Rinpoche (full initiation)

 

Altar Set Up & Offerings

• Place a Medicine Buddha statue (or picture) on the altar.
• Set up 8 sets of sensory offerings in the following manner.
• Starting from the back of the altar and working forward, place a row of 8 argham, followed by a row of 8 padhyam, then 8 pushpe, and so on, rather than consecutive rows of all 8 offerings.

 

• Set up additional water offerings to make up a total of 108 offering bowls.
• Place a Medicine Buddha Sutra text, wrapped in five-coloured cloth, on the left.
• Place a copy of the Medicine Buddha mandala (small or large) in a gyapi, on the altar.
• Place the Guru’s picture in front of the Medicine Buddha statue.
• Prepare eight tormas (any size) made from the 3 whites and the 3 sweets (milk, butter, yoghurt, sugar, molasses and honey) in the shape of tear drops.

The full sadhana is as follows:
1. Take Refuge
2. 35 Confessional Buddhas
3. 21x Migtsema (no need to do Guru Yoga)
4. Medicine Buddha Sadhana
5. Setrap Black Tea (if time allows)
6. Completion dedication
7. Yonten Shigyurma

This practice belongs to the Action Tantras. Because of this, it is best to abstain from black foods (meat, eggs, onions, garlic), intoxicants and sexual activity on the day of the puja (before and during the puja).

 

Ritual implements

One should have both dorje and bell, but no damaru or inner offering.

Note: Throughout the text, small symbols of bells   –@  or other instruments and handmudras appear in the margins to help the practitioner know when one should play these instruments or when to do certain mudras. It is hoped that these small indications will be helpful to those not yet familiar with these aspects of tantric practice. Other symbols and their meanings are:

 \@/  Lotus mudra        

_/\_ Prostration mudra   

%-%  Show the dorje

 

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The Concise Essence Sutra Ritual of
Bhagavan Medicine Buddha called

The Wish-Fulfilling Jewel

 

NAMO GURU MUNINDRAYA

The river of merely hearing your names
Makes even Avici’s hell-fires cool as a lotus pond.
Protectors in degenerate times, seven sugatas
And head of the Shakyas, to your feet I bow.

Distracted by activities of varying importance,
To benefit myself and those with faith in the life stories
Of these seven Buddhas for degenerate times,
I’ll condense the ambrosia sutra ritual to its molten essence.

Because of the infallibility of Arya Buddha’s proclamation that the power and blessings of the Medicine Buddhas are greater and swifter in degenerate times, we accept it. Having already made preparations as described in the sutra ritual, one who wishes to perform this quintessential ritual for invoking the heart commitment of the protectors during degenerate times, the seven sugatas, should recite as follows, fully infusing the mind with refuge and bodhicitta:


 
Refuge and Bodhicitta

Nature incorporating the entire body, speech, mind, qualities, and activity of all the tathagatas of the three times and ten directions, source of the 84 thousand collections of Dharmas, lord of all arya Sangha, I seek refuge in the kind and glorious holy root and lineage gurus.
I seek refuge in the completely enlightened lord Buddhas.
I seek refuge in the holy Dharma.
I seek refuge in the eight brothers gone to bliss, the lord Medicine Buddhas with their hosts of retinue deities.
I seek refuge in the glorious holy Protectors, Dharma Protector guardians endowed with the wisdom eye.  (3x)

I go for refuge until I am enlightened
To the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Supreme Assembly.
By my merit from giving and other perfections
May I become a Buddha to benefit all sentient beings.  (3x)

 

The Four Immeasurables

All sentient beings who, although self and all appearances are dharmadhatu by nature, have not realized it thus, I shall endow with happiness and the causes of happiness, I shall separate from suffering and the causes of suffering, I shall make inseparable from happiness without suffering, and I shall set in equanimity, the cause of well-being, free from attachment, aversion and partiality.  (3x)

 

The Power of Truth

Through the power of the supreme truth of the Buddhas’ and Bodhisattvas’ blessings,
The might of the two collections, and the purity of the dharmadhatu,
May this realm’s beings and environment be enriched like Sukhavati
With all the desirable perfections of both samsara and nirvana.

 

Offerings

Jeweled ground adorned with trees and with ponds
Whose bottoms are covered with gold, silver, and pearl dust;
Flowers strewn and sandalwood fragrance rising;
Human and divine enjoyments: Samantabhadra’s offerings everywhere.
 
There, in the centre of a charming jeweled palace
On lotuses and lion thrones, Buddhas and Bodhisattvas abide.
May [everywhere] be filled with oceans of clouds of offerings, which they enjoy,
Born through the force of mantra, samadhi, and aspiration.

 

Invocation (with burning incense)

 Compassionate protectors in degenerate times, seven sugatas,
 Buddha Shakyamuni, holy Dharma, bodhisattvas, and guardians,
 Invited as the support and protector refuge to protect others and myself:
–@  May you come here, gather, and grant your blessings.

If one wishes, one can insert an extensive bath offering here.

 

The Seven-Limb Practice

Prostrations

%-%   Root guru whose kindness is without equal,
–@    King of the Shakyas, Manjushri, Shantarakshita, and so on,
\@/   Holding in their hands this profound sutra:
_/\_  To the direct and lineage gurus, I prostrate.

%-%   To the compassionate ones who liberate destitute beings –
–@    Seven sugatas, Buddha Shakyamuni, and holy Dharma,
\@/    Manjushri, Kyab Dröl, Vajrapani, Brahma and Ishvara,
_/\_  And the maharajas and yakshas – I prostrate.

–@   I make every collection of offerings, actually arranged and emanated
  |      Through the force of mantra, samadhi, and aspiration.
  |       I confess all downfalls and negativities,
  |       Rejoice in virtues, (Meditate strongly on rejoicing here.) request and beseech,
  |       And dedicate such virtues as these to the great enlightenment.

 

Beseeching

Great bhagavan assembly, pray listen!
Seven sugatas, just as you promised,
Your previous prayers will be fulfilled
During the final period of Shakyamuni’s teachings:
Pray, show me in actuality it is true!

 

Prayers to the Individual Medicine Buddhas

To the bhagavan, tathagata, arhat, fully enlightened Buddha Renowned Glorious King of Excellent Signs (Suparikirti-tanamasriraja)
_/\_  I prostrate, offer, and go for refuge.  (7x)

%-%   Golden in colour with mudra of granting refuge;
–@    Who accomplished eight prayers;
\@/   Majestic with the glory of two accumulations;
           Glorious one of the Buddha-field Unconquered by Others:
_/\_  To Renowned Glorious King of Excellent Signs, I prostrate.

%-%   In flowers of the major marks flourishing and pure,
–@    Anthers of minor signs, such a beautiful body:
\@/   One who sees, hears, or thinks of you is glorified.
_/\_  To Renowned Glorious King of Excellent Signs, I prostrate.

–@   I make every collection of offerings actually arranged and emanated
  |      Visualize extensive offerings here.
  |      Through the force of mantra, samadhi, and aspiration.
  |      I confess all downfalls and negativities,
  |      Rejoice in virtues, (Meditate strongly on rejoicing here.) request and beseech,
  |      And dedicate such virtues as these to the great enlightenment.

Through the force of hearing the conqueror’s name,
Expressing it, remembering, prostrating, and offering,
May all sentient beings such as ourselves be freed
From epidemics, execution, criminals, and spirits;
Have faculties fully complete; have the continuum of suffering and negativities cut;
Not fall to lower realms; and experience the happiness of humans and gods.
With hunger, thirst, and poverty pacified, may there be wealth.
Without torments of body such as bindings and beatings;
Without harm of tigers, lions, and snakes; with conflict pacified;
Endowed with loving minds and relieved from fear of flood as well,
May we pass to fearless bliss.
And when we pass away from this life,
May we be born from a lotus in that Buddha-field, qualities complete,
Become a vessel for transmitting the teachings of conquerors such as Renowned Glorious King of Excellent Signs,
And cause them delight.

 

 ***

 

To the bhagavan, tathagata, arhat, fully enlightened Buddha King of Melodious Sound, Brilliant Radiance of Skill, Adorned with Jewels, Moon, and Lotus (Svaragosaraja)
_/\_  I prostrate, offer, and go for refuge.  (7x)

%-%    Yellow in colour with mudra of granting the supreme;
–@     Who accomplished eight prayers;
\@/    Majestic with the glory of two accumulations;
            Glorious one of the Buddha-field Endowed
            With Jewels:
_/\_   I prostrate to King of Melodious Sound.    

%-%   Well adorned with jeweled moon and lotus,
–@     Wisdom expanded in mastery of all knowable objects,
\@/    Endowed with a mind as deep as the ocean:
_/\_   I prostrate at the feet of King of Melodious Sound.

–@   I make every collection of offerings actually arranged and emanated
  |      Visualize extensive offerings here.
  |      Through the force of mantra, samadhi, and aspiration.
  |      I confess all downfalls and negativities,
  |      Rejoice in virtues, (Meditate strongly on rejoicing here.) request and beseech,
  |      And dedicate such virtues as these to the great enlightenment.

Through the force of hearing the conqueror’s name,
Expressing it, remembering, prostrating, and offering,
For all sentient beings such as ourselves
May the distracted flourish in the Dharma;
Have wealth and goods of humans and gods;
Without torment at conception, be always born human;
Never be separated from Bodhicitta; increase in virtuous Dharma;
Purify obscurations; and attain the happiness of humans and gods.
May we be freed from being separated from the spiritual guide,
From dark ages, spirit harm, death, and enemies,
And from the dangers of isolated places.
May we have enthusiasm for making offerings and performing ritual services.
May lesser beings have samadhi, mindfulness, strength,
The dharani of non-forgetfulness, and attain supreme wisdom.
May tormenting fires be cooled.
And when we pass away from this life,
May we be born from a lotus in that Buddha-field, qualities complete,
Become a vessel for transmitting the teachings of conquerors such as
King of Melodious Sound,
And cause them delight.

 

***

 
To the bhagavan, tathagata, arhat, fully enlightened Buddha Stainless Excellent Gold, Great Jewel Who Accomplishes All Vows (Suvarnabhadradravimala),
_/\_  I prostrate, offer, and go for refuge.  (7x)

%-%    Golden in colour, like the River Tsambu, with Dharma teaching mudra;
–@     Having accomplished four prayers;
\@/    Majestic with the glory of two accumulations;
            Glorious one of the Buddha-field Incense Filled:
_/\_   I prostrate to Stainless Excellent Gold.

%-%    Paramount among golds like the gold of the River Tsambu,    
–@     Blazing with more radiance than a thousand suns,
\@/    Body like a stainless golden stupa:
_/\_   I prostrate to Stainless Excellent Gold.

–@   I make every collection of offerings actually arranged and emanated
  |      Visualize extensive offerings here.
  |      Through the force of mantra, samadhi, and aspiration.
  |      I confess all downfalls and negativities,
  |      Rejoice in virtues, (Meditate strongly on rejoicing here.) request and beseech,
  |      And dedicate such virtues as these to the great enlightenment.
 
Through the force of hearing the conqueror’s name,
Expressing it, remembering, prostrating, and offering,
For all sentient beings such as ourselves
May the short-lived gain longevity, the poor, full wealth;
May combatants come to have loving minds.
May we not be without training and fall to the lower realms
But be bound by our vows and never without Bodhicitta.
And when we pass away from this life,
May we be born from a lotus in that Buddha-field, qualities complete,
Become a vessel for transmitting the teachings of conquerors such as Stainless Excellent Gold,
And cause them delight.

 

***

 

To the bhagavan, tathagata, arhat, fully enlightened Buddha Supreme Glory Free from Sorrow (Asokottamasriraja),
_/\_  I prostrate, offer, and go for refuge.  (7x)

%-%   Light red in colour with mudra of meditative equipoise;
–@    Who accomplished four prayers;
\@/    Majestic with the glory of two accumulations;
           Glorious one of the Buddha-field Without Sorrow:
_/\_  I prostrate to Supreme Glory Free from Sorrow.

%-%    Passed beyond sorrow, attained to supreme bliss,
–@     Pacifier of sentient beings’ three poisons and sufferings,
\@/    Protector of beings of the six realms,
_/\_  To the glorified one, Supreme Glory Free from Sorrow, I prostrate.

–@   I make every collection of offerings actually arranged and emanated
  |      Visualize extensive offerings here.
  |      Through the force of mantra, samadhi, and aspiration.
  |      I confess all downfalls and negativities,
  |      Rejoice in virtues, (Meditate strongly on rejoicing here.) request and beseech,

And dedicate such virtues as these to the great enlightenment.
Through the force of hearing the conqueror’s name,
Expressing it, remembering, prostrating, and offering,
For all sentient beings such as ourselves
May sorrow and the like always be pacified, and life be long and happy.
May the conquerors’ light increase bliss and joy in the hells.
May we have brightness, beauty, and wealth, unharmed by spirits;
May we have love for each other; and may there be no disease.
And when we pass away from this life,
May we be born from a lotus in that Buddha-field, qualities complete,
Become a vessel for transmitting the teachings of conquerors such as Supreme Glory Free from Sorrow,
And cause them delight.

 

***

 

To the bhagavan, tathagata, arhat, fully enlightened Buddha Melodious Ocean of Proclaimed Dharma (Dharmakirtisagara),
_/\_ I prostrate, offer, and go for refuge.  (7x)

%-%   Pink in colour with mudra of teaching the Dharma;
–@    Who accomplished four prayers;
\@/    Majestic with the glory of two accumulations;
            Glorious one of the Buddha-field Victory Banner of Dharma:
_/\_   I prostrate to Melodious Ocean of Proclaimed Dharma.

%-%   Great sound of Dharma conquering adversaries,
–@    Endowed with speech as deep as the ocean,
\@/   Pacifier of beings’ suffering without exception:
_/\_  I prostrate to Melodious Ocean of Proclaimed Dharma.

–@   I make every collection of offerings actually arranged and emanated
  |      Visualize extensive offerings here.
  |      Through the force of mantra, samadhi, and aspiration.
  |      I confess all downfalls and negativities,
  |      Rejoice in virtues, (Meditate strongly on rejoicing here.) request and beseech,
  |      And dedicate such virtues as these to the great enlightenment.

Through the force of hearing the conqueror’s name,
Expressing it, remembering, prostrating, and offering,
For all sentient beings such as ourselves
May we always have perfect view and faith,
Hear the sound of Dharma, and be enriched with Bodhicitta.
For the sake of resources may we give up negativities;
May wealth increase.
May we abide in love, have long lives, and be content.
And when we pass away from this life,
May we be born from a lotus in that Buddha-field, qualities complete,
Become a vessel for transmission of the teachings of conquerors such as Melodious Ocean of Proclaimed Dharma,
And cause them delight.

 

***

 

To the bhagavan, tathagata, arhat, fully enlightened Buddha Delightful King of Clear Knowing, Supreme Wisdom of an Ocean of Dharma (Abhijyaraja)
_/\_ I prostrate, offer, and go for refuge.  (7x)

%-%    Coral coloured with mudra of granting the supreme;
–@     Who accomplished four prayers;
\@/    Majestic with the glory of two accumulations;
            Glorious one of the Buddha-field Ocean of Jewels:
_/\_   I prostrate to King of Clear Knowing.

%-%    Mind of profound Dharma wisdom, difficult to fathom,
–@     Sporting in the pure sphere of truth,    
\@/    One who sees all knowable objects directly:
_/\_   I prostrate to King of Clear Knowing.
 
–@   I make every collection of offerings actually arranged and emanated
  |      Visualize extensive offerings here.
  |      Through the force of mantra, samadhi, and aspiration.
  |      I confess all downfalls and negativities,
  |      Rejoice in virtues, (Meditate strongly on rejoicing here.) request and beseech,
  |      And dedicate such virtues as these to the great enlightenment.

Through the force of hearing the conqueror’s name,
Expressing it, remembering, prostrating, and offering,
For all sentient beings such as ourselves
May the distracted be free of malice and rich in goods.
May those on evil paths to lower realms attain the ten virtues.
May those controlled by others gain perfect independence,
And all have long life, hear the names, and be virtuous.
And when we pass away from this life,
May we be born from a lotus in that Buddha-field, qualities complete,
Become a vessel for transmitting the teachings of conquerors such as King of Clear Knowing,
And cause them delight.

 

***

 
To the bhagavan, tathagata, arhat, fully enlightened Buddha Medicine Guru, King of Lapis Light (Bhaisajyaguru)
_/\_  I prostrate, offer, and go for refuge.  (7x)

%-%    Blue in colour with mudra of granting the supreme;
–@     Who accomplished twelve prayers;
\@/    Majestic with the glory of two accumulations;
            Glorious one of the Buddha-field Lapis Light:
_/\_   I prostrate to Medicine Guru, King of Doctors.

%-%   Bhagavan with equal compassion for all,
–@    Whose name, when merely heard, dispels the suffering of lower realms,
\@/    Dispeller of disease and the three poisons:
_/\_   I prostrate to Medicine Buddha Lapis Light.

–@   I make every collection of offerings actually arranged and emanated
  |      Visualize extensive offerings here.
  |      Through the force of mantra, samadhi, and aspiration.
  |      I confess all downfalls and negativities,
  |      Rejoice in virtues, (Meditate strongly on rejoicing here.) request and beseech,
  |      And dedicate such virtues as these to the great enlightenment.

Through the force of hearing the conqueror’s name,
Expressing it, remembering, prostrating, and offering,
May each and every sentient being such as ourselves
All become, like you, graced with marks and signs.
May the light dispelling darkness, the enjoyment of wisdom, and skillful means be inexhaustible.
May those attracted to mistaken and lesser paths enter Mahayana paths,
And all be beautified by their vows.
May we be free from pain caused by immorality,
Be complete in faculties and without disease, and have abundant goods.
May those disillusioned with the weakest conditions always have powerful faculties,
And may we be freed from Mara’s noose and perverse viewpoints.
May those tormented by kings gain bliss, and those who,
Out of hunger, support themselves through negativity
Be satisfied with food received in accordance with the Dharma.
May hardships of heat and cold be pacified and all good wishes be fulfilled.
Endowed with morality that pleases the aryas, may we be liberated.
And when we pass away from this life,
May we be born from a lotus in that Buddha-field, qualities complete,
Become a vessel for transmitting the teachings of conquerors such as Medicine Guru, King of Doctors,
And cause them delight.

 

***

 

To the bhagavan, tathagata, arhat, fully enlightened
Buddha Glorious Conqueror Shakyamuni
_/\_ I prostrate, offer, and go for refuge.  (7x)

%-%   Golden in colour with earth-pressing mudra,
–@    Who through the force of unique great compassion and enthusiasm
\@/    Became the glorious one of this, the fearless world system:    
 _/\_  I prostrate to the supreme leader, head of the Shakyas.
 
%-%   Born in the Shakya lineage out of skillful means and compassion,
–@    Unchallenged by others, conqueror of Mara’s forces,
\@/    Body majestic as a golden Mount Meru:
_/\_   I prostrate to the king of the Shakyas.

–@   I make every collection of offerings actually arranged and emanated
  |      Visualize extensive offerings here.
  |      Through the force of mantra, samadhi, and aspiration.
  |      I confess all downfalls and negativities,
  |      Rejoice in virtues, (Meditate strongly on rejoicing here.) request and beseech,
  |      And dedicate such virtues as these to the great enlightenment.

Pray, bless us and all beings who lack a protector
To receive here immediately, without exception,
The benefits as taught by the supreme teacher
In the extensive sutra ritual of Medicine Buddha.

 

Prostration and Prayer to the Holy Dharma

%-%   Supreme lamp dispelling the darkness of ignorance,
–@    Foremost of medicines alleviating suffering and disease,
\@/   To the entire sublime jewel of Dharma,
_/\_  I prostrate, offer, and go for refuge.  (3x)

–@   I make every collection of offerings actually arranged and emanated
  |      Visualize extensive offerings here.
  |      Through the force of mantra, samadhi, and aspiration.
  |      I confess all downfalls and negativities,
  |      Rejoice in virtues, (Meditate strongly on rejoicing here.) request and beseech,
  |      And dedicate such virtues as these to the great enlightenment.

Through the blessings of the truth of the holy Dharma jewel
May I and all others, henceforth in all our lives,
Practice the Buddha’s teachings in their entirety
Exactly as the Buddhas intended.

 

Requesting the Benefits of the Practice

The conquerors’ heart commitments were invoked
By thirty-six thousand sons of sugatas,
Including Manjushri, Kyab Dröl, and Vajrapani.
Thus requested, they proclaimed this sutra’s benefits.

Pray, manifest all of them for me here and now.
And to the worldly protector yaksha leaders as well,
As you promised to do before previous teachers –
To stop enemies, harmers, and epidemics,
Pacify all conflict, and increase physical and mental bliss,
Increase wealth, power, property, crops, and life span –
Accomplish these desired goals as we wish
And always protect us without break.

 

Mantra Recitation

OM NAMO BHAGAVATE BHEKHANDZYE / GURU BAIDURYA / PRABHA RAJAYA / TATHAGATAYA / ARHATE SAMYAKSAM BUDDHAYA / TADYATHA / OM BHEKHANDZYE BHEKHANDZYE MAHA BHEKHANDZYE [BHEKHANDZYE]** / RADZA SAMUDGATE SVAHA

 

Common pronunciation:
OM NAMO BAGAWATAY BEKANZAY / GURU BAIDURYA / PRABA RADZA YA / TATAGATAYA / ARHATAY SAMYAKSAM BUDDHAYA / TA YA TA / OM BEKANZAY BEKANZAY MAHA BEKANZAY [BEKANZAY] / RADZA SAMUDGATAY SOHA

 

Thus, recite the long mantra, or the short mantra as follows:

TADYATHA OM BHEKHANDZYE BHEKHANDZYE MAHA BHEKHANDZYE [BHEKHANDZYE]** / RADZA SAMUDGATE SVAHA

 

 

Common pronunciation:
TA YA TA / OM BEKANZAY BEKANZAY MAHA BEKANZAY [BEKANZAY] / RADZA SAMUDGATAY SOHA

** Syllables in brackets [ ] are optional. They may be included when reciting the mantra or not, as one wishes.

 

%-%   Root guru whose kindness is without equal,
–@    King of the Shakyas, Manjushri, Shantarakshita, and so on,
\@/   Holding in their hands this profound sutra:
_/\_  To the direct and lineage gurus, I prostrate.

%-%   To the compassionate ones who liberate destitute beings,
–@    To the seven sugatas, Buddha Shakyamuni, and the holy Dharma,
\@/   To Manjushri, Kyab Dröl, Vajrapani, Brahma and Ishvara,
_/\_  And the maharajas and yakshas, I prostrate.

–@   I make every collection of offerings actually arranged and emanated
  |      Visualize extensive offerings here.
  |      Through the force of mantra, samadhi, and aspiration.
  |      I confess all downfalls and negativities,
  |      Rejoice in virtues, (Meditate strongly on rejoicing here.) request and beseech,
  |      And dedicate such virtues as these to the great enlightenment.

 

Request for Forgiveness

Whatever I have done or caused to be done
That was unprepared or degenerated
Or done with my deluded mind,
Please be patient with all of these.

Whatever the beings of this degenerate age have done
Of lesser merit mixed with ignorant delusions
That did not fulfill the aryas’ wishes,
Please be patient with these are well.

Under the influence of miserliness, lacking in skill,
Having made bad offerings or faulty arrangements,
O protector endowed with great compassion,
Please be patient with these as well.

Whatever was superfluous or left undone,
Degeneration in parts of the ritual,
Or whatever was forgotten,
Please be patient with these as well.    

 

Request to Remain

By remaining here together with this image
For the sake of all migrators,

May you grant us long life without illness,
Power, and supreme attainment.

OM SUPRATISHTHA VAJRA YE SVAHA

 

Dedications

Just as the brave Manjushri and Samantabhadra, too,
Realized things as they are,
I too dedicate all these merits in the best way,
That I may follow their perfect example.

I dedicate all these roots of virtue
With the dedication praised as the best
By the victorious ones thus gone of the three times,
So I might perform good works.

Here one can do the multiplying mantras to increase the merits created.

 

Auspicious Verses

The hosts of Medicine Buddha deities
Pervading all directions of the round of space with perfection –
Some raining down multicoloured lotuses,
Some singing songs requesting goodness,
Some acting to conquer maras and obstructors,
And all bestowing on you supreme good fortune:
Know this full well and be very joyful
And I shall voice sweet melody expressing auspiciousness.
Supreme teacher of humans and gods,
Touching my crown to your feet of jeweled moonlight
Grants the glory of good fortune of kumuda flowers’ blossoming;
To Munindra, moon of expounders, I prostrate.

Manjushri and great abbot Shantarakshita,
Trisong Detsen, Atisha father and sons,
Second conqueror Losang Dragpa, and so on:
Through the auspiciousness of all collected good qualities
Of the supreme root and lineage gurus,
May all negativity and degeneration be ended,
And, bliss and goodness increasing like the waxing moon,
–@  May it be auspicious to enjoy the glory of perfection.

Accomplishing a supreme ocean of prayers invoking truth
During the teachings’ decline for protectorless beings
Who were untamed by other sun-like conquerors,
Through the auspiciousness of all collected good qualities
Of those seven sugatas, protectors during degenerate times,
May all negativity and degeneration be ended,
And, bliss and goodness increasing like the waxing moon,
–@  May it be auspicious to enjoy the glory of perfection.

Arising well from the broad lotus-like tongue
Of the lord of the able ones,
Especially exalted even in the later days of the Shakya’s teachings
Such that, if performed, one gains
The essence of immortality’s ambrosia:
Through the auspiciousness of all collected good qualities
Of that king of the vast and profound sutra pitaka,
May all negativity and degeneration be ended,
And, bliss and goodness increasing like the waxing moon,
–@  May it be auspicious to enjoy the glory of perfection.

Through the auspiciousness of all collected good qualities
Of those children of the lineage performing the sutra ritual
By simply reciting the names of the kings of doctors
Of all realms’ ten directions
And through the especially extensive prayers of the teacher Buddha and the sugatas:
May all negativity and degeneration be ended,
And, bliss and goodness increasing like the waxing moon,
–@  May it be auspicious to enjoy the glory of perfection.

Accomplished through the compassion mantra of the sugatas,
Through faith, samadhi, and words of truth, construction of jewels,
Abode of the Three Jewels beyond the three realms,
Through the auspiciousness of all collected good qualities
Of that supreme buddha-field equal to Sukhavati:
May all negativity and degeneration be ended,
And, bliss and goodness increasing like the waxing moon,
–@  May it be auspicious to enjoy the glory of perfection.

 

Colophon:
Composed by the omniscient Panchen Lama Losang Chokyi Gyaltsen. The original extensive Medicine Buddha Sutra came from Shakyamuni Buddha himself.
English translation by David Molk in March 1993.

 

 ***

 
Dedication
(At the conclusion of any meritorious activities such as making offering, prayers, etc., it is essential to dedicate the merits that we have accumulated for the benefit of all sentient beings.)

Completion dedication

JANG-JUB SEM-CHOK RINPOCHE
MA-KYE PA-NAM KYE-GYUR CHIK
KYE-PA NYAM-PA ME-PA YANG
GONG-NA GONG-DU PEL-WAR SHUG

May the precious Bodhi-mind,
Where it is not born arise and grow
May that born have no decline
But increase forever more.

TONG-NI TONG-WA RINPOCHE
MA-KYE PA-NAM KYE-GYUR CHIK
KYE-PA NYAM-PA ME-PA YANG
GONG-NA GONG-DU PEL-WAR SHUG

May the precious Emptiness
Where it is not born arise and grow
May that born have no decline
But increase forever more.

DAG-SOG JIN-NYEH SAG-PA GE-WA DEE
TAN-DANG DRO-WA KUN-LA GANG-PHAN DANG
CHE-PAR JE-TSUN LO-ZANG DRAG-PA YI
TAN-PI NYING-PO RING-DU SAL-SHEH SHUG

May this merit accumulated by myself and others beneficially serve all sentient beings and the Buddhadharma and especially may the essential teachings of the unerring Master Tsongkhapa, become clear and enduring.

 

Prayer by Je Tsongkhapa

KYE-WA KUN-TU YANG-DAK LA-MA DANG
DRAL-ME CHO-KYI PAL-LA LONG-CHO CHING
SA-DANG LAM-GYI YON-TEN RAP-DZOK NA
DORJE CHANG-GI GO-PANG NYUR-TO SHUG

In all my rebirths may I not be parted from perfect Gurus,
Let me enjoy the abundance of the Dharma!
Perfecting the quality stages and paths
May I quickly attain the rank of Vajradhara Buddha.

 

Dedication of virtue

GE-WA DI-YI NYUR-DU DAK
LA-MA SANG-GYE DRUP-GYUR NA
DRO-WA CHIK-KYANG MA-LU PA
DE-YI SA-LA GO-PAR SHUG

By this virtue, may I quickly
Realize Guru-Buddhahood,
And transfer each sentient being
Into that Enlightened state.

 

CHO KHI GYAL PO TSONG KHA PA
CHO TSUL NAM PAR PHEL WA LA
GEK KI TSHAN MA ZHI WA DANG
THUN KYIN MA LU TSHANG WAR SHOK

May all conducive conditions arise and all obstacles be pacified, in order to increase infinitely, the doctrine of the spiritual king, Tsongkhapa.

 

DA DANG SHEN GI DU SUM DANG
DRIL WA TSOK NYI LA TEN NAY
GYA WA LO ZANG DRAG PA YI
TAN PAR YUN RING VAR GYUR CHIG

By the merits of the 3 times of myself and others,
May the doctrine of Lama Tsongkhapa blaze forever.

 

Auspicious Dedication

NYIMO DELEK TSEN TELEK
NYIME GUNG YANG DELEK SHIN
NYITSEN TAKTU DELEK PEL
KON CHOK SUM GYI JIN GYI LOB
KON CHOK SUM GYI NGOR DRUL TSOL
KON CHOK SUM GYI TRA SHI SHOK

At dawn or dusk, at night or midday, may the Three Jewels grant us their blessing, may they help us to achieve all realisations and sprinkle the paths of our lives with various signs of auspiciousness.

 

Dedication for the Guru’s long life

JETSUN LAMA KU TSE RABTEN CHING
NAMKAR TRINLEY CHOG CHUR GYE PA DANG
LOBSANG TENPE DRON ME SA SUM GYI
DRO WE MUNSEL TAKTUR NE GYUR CHIG

May the holy teachers have long lives. May the enlightened activities be fully displayed in the ten directions, and may the brightness of the teachings of Lama Tsongkhapa continuously dissipate the veil of darkness covering the beings of the three realms.

 

Dedication for the long life of H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama

GANG RI RAWE KORWAI SHING KHAM DIR
PEN DANG DEWA MALU GYUNG WAI NE
CHENREZIG WANG TENZIN GYATSO YI
SHA PEI SITHAI BARDU DEN GYUR CHIG
 
In this holy Land surrounded by snow mountains,
You are the source of all benefit and happiness
May your lotus feet, O powerful Chenrezig, Tenzin Gyatso
Remain in this world until the end of existence.

 
 
Yonten Shigyurma – The Foundation of All Realisations

Well realising that the root of the path,
the foundation for every realisation,
is to properly rely on my kind Gurus,
bless me to do so with great effort and devotion.

Knowing that this life of freedom, found but once,
is difficult to gain and greatly meaningful
bless me to develop the continual wish
all day and night to take its essence.

Mindful of death, this life disintegrates
as swiftly as a bubble in turbulent water
and after death my good and bad
karma follows me like my shadow.

Having gained firm certainty of this,
bless me to be ever conscientious
to abandon even the slightest harm
and practise every possible virtue.

Enjoying deceptive samsaric pleasure
brings no contentment and is the door to all suffering.
aware of its drawbacks, bless me to develop
a strong wish for the bliss of liberation.

With mindfulness, introspection, and great care
induced by that pure aspiration
bless me to make my essential practice
the Pratimoksha, root of Buddha’s teachings.

Just as I’ve fallen in this sea of suffering
so have all beings, my kind mothers;
seeing this, bless me to train in Bodhicitta,
taking up the burden of liberating them. 

And yet, just wishing this, without practicing
the three ethics, Enlightenment cannot be attained.
knowing this well, please bless me to intensively
strive to train in the Bodhisattva vows.

Properly analysing the correct object
and pacifying distraction to mistaken objects
bless me to swiftly realise the path
which unifies quiescence and special insight.

When I’m a pure vessel, trained in common paths,
bless me to enter with perfect ease
the sacred gateway of fortunate ones,
the supreme of vehicles, Vajrayana.

Then, foundation for the two attainments
is keeping the pure vows and commitments.
having found unfeigned conviction in this
bless me to guard them with my life.

Having precisely understood the essentials
of the two stages, heart of the tantras,
bless me to strive without break in four sessions
to practise Yoga as taught by holy Masters.

May the spiritual guides who reveal this excellent path
and the friends who practise it all live long.
Please grant blessings that outer and inner
hindrances all be fully pacified.

In all lives may I never be parted
from perfect Masters and enjoy the glory of Dharma.
Perfecting realisations of the paths and stages,
may I swiftly gain the state of Vajradhara.

 ***

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

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  2. Bradley Kassian on Jun 28, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    THE KINDNESS OF THE MEDICINE BUDDHAS

    Medicine Buddha is a Buddha Doctor whose function is to release living beings from outer and inner sickness by bestowing blessings upon them. Buddha’s Truth Body, or Dharmakaya, appears in the form of Medicine Buddha, with a blue-coloured body, one face and two hands, holding a jewelled bowl and a medicinal plant.

    By relying upon Medicine Buddha sincerely, living beings in these impure times can be cured of heavy physical and mental disease, and find release from the internal pain of the three poisons: attachment, anger and ignorance. They can also receive protection from many other dangers and obstacles.

    In the dedication prayer at the end of the Medcine Buddha sadhana it says:

    Through my virtues from prostrating, making offerings, and reciting the names of the Assembly of Seven Sugatas,
    May the supreme prayers that they previously made –
    The two sets of eight, the four sets of four, and the twelve promises –
    Immediately ripen upon me and all other living beings.

    This shows that altogether the Seven Buddhas made fourty-four special dedication prayers.

    Tathagata Glorious Renown of Excellent Signs made eight prayers. or promises. He prayed that in the future any living being who recited his name. made prostrations. offerings, and requests would:

    (1) be freed from heavy illness and interference by spirits,
    (2) not suffer from incomplete or defective physical or mental faculties,
    (3) never experience the ripening of karma that cause rebirth in the lower realms
    (4) never experience poverty or lack of resources,
    (5) be free from the dangers of assault, robbery, or imprisonment,
    (6) be free from the dangers of attack by wild animals and so forth
    (7) abide in peace. never experience war, and
    (8) be free from any danger caused by water.

    Tathagata King Melodious Sound made eight prayers, or promises. He prayed that in the future any living being who recited his name, made prostrations, offerings, and requests would:

    (1) find all the necessary conditions for practising Dharma,
    (2) be free from difficulties and obstacles during childbirth,
    (3) increase their virtuous actions and never be separated from bodhichitta, (4) purify non-virtues and attain high status as a human or god,
    (5) never experience untimely death, separation from friends, or loneliness,
    (6) receive offerings, respect, and assistance from others,
    (7) develop and increase their powers of mindfulness and concentration, and
    (8) be free from any danger caused by fire.

    Tathagata Stainless Excellent Gold made four prayers or promises. He prayed that in the future any living being who recited his name, made prostrations offerings, and requests would:

    (1) enjoy a long life
    (2) live a peaceful life, free from conflict,
    (3) purify any broken commitments, and
    (4) increase their bodhichitta.

    Tathagata Supreme Glory Free from Sorrow made four prayers, or promises. He prayed that in the future any living being who recited his name, made prostrations, offerings, and requests would:

    (1) be able to pacify their delusions,
    (2) be able to give happiness to hell beings,
    (3) obtain a beautiful form in the future, and
    (4) be liked by many people.

    Tathagata Melodious Ocean of Dharma Proclaimed made four prayers, or promises. He prayed that in the future any living being who recited his name, made prostrations, offerings, and requests would:

    (1) always maintain faith and correct view,
    (2) receive Dharma teachings in all future lives,
    (3) abandon all non-virtues, and
    (4) always maintain loving kindness and contentment.

    Tathagata King of Clear Knowing made four prayers, or promises. He prayed that in the future any living being who recited his name, made prostrations offerings, and requests would:

    (1) be able to pacify distractions and harmful thoughts,
    (2) accumulate all ten virtuous actions,
    (3) be free from control and domination by others, and
    (4) always meet with auspicious conditions

    Tathagata Medicine Guru made twelve prayers, or promises. He prayed that in the future any living being who recited his name’ made prostrations, offerings, and requests would:

    (1) obtain a Buddha’s Form Body in the future,
    (2) be able to eradicate the darkness of ignorance from their mind
    (3) be endowed with inexhaustible wealth,
    (4) be able to lead many beings into the Mahayana path,
    (5) be able to restore others’ broken moral discipline,
    (6) take rebirth in whichever form they wished,
    (7) pacify all wrong views and maras,
    (8) be able to release others from captivity,
    (9) be able to lead evil people into the spiritual path,
    (10) have the power to bestow coolness on beings in the hot hells, and warmth on those in cold hells,
    (11) be able to fulfil others’ wishes, and release them from mental and physical sickness. and
    (12) be born in a Pure Land in the future.

  3. Rinzin on Apr 30, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    Dear Tsem Tulku Rinpoche,
    I have been reading your blog for sometime now and I am really enthralled by the information given in your blog.
    I have a question, is it okay for me to just chant the short medicine Buddha mantra in the morning as daily prayer, just with an incense and my prayer beads ?
    Thank you la ^_^

    • tsemtulku on Apr 30, 2015 at 7:36 pm

      Dear Rinzin,

      In answer to your question, yes you can.

      🙂

      • Rinzin on May 1, 2015 at 3:43 pm

        Dear Rinpoche,

        Thank you la ^_^

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  5. jerry_sito on Dec 16, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    感恩仁波切的开示与教诲

    十分开心能在这里学习到有关与药师佛的Practice,我非常喜欢药师佛法会,每每在唱诵的过程,感觉到无比的法喜充满与宁静已经一种治疗的感觉,每每凝望着药师佛的脸时,总是感觉到一种心滋滋与感动的感觉,现在能在这里学习到尊贵仁波切给予我们的药师佛Practice,我真的很开心

    我们法会之家常收到药师佛法会的需求,每每当几场法会下来后,赞助者都能获得药师佛的加持而渡过许多的难关,药师佛修持法也是这末法时期不能缺少与重要的法门,祈愿我们克切拉禅修林的药师佛大佛像能顺利圆满落成,造福一切有情众生

    祈愿师父长驻在世,常转法轮

  6. Jack Ng on Nov 17, 2013 at 5:01 am

    Dear Tsem Tulku Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful explanation on Medicine Buddha practices. I’ve always wanted to know the meaning of its prayers, the explanation on the mudras, the different uniqueness of the 8 Healing Buddhas and the meanings behind the auspicious verses. Now I got them, 🙂

    _/\_

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  • Chris
    Friday, Mar 22. 2019 08:29 AM
    The Dorje Shugden ban has caused so many suffering to Shugden people as well as the non-Shugden people. There were peace and harmony within the Buddhist community and everything and everyone was fine. All 4 sects of Tibetan Buddhism existed in harmony and everyone just mind their own business and practice the practices that they prefer. There is no fighting, no violence, no harsh speech and most importantly everyone still co-existed in the same community without any problems.

    Then the Tibetan government came out with the Dorje Shugden ban and all hell breaks loose. Shugden people are being accused as demon worshippers and against His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Monks are being beaten up and treated harshly and even chased out of their own monastery. Can you believe it? Peaceful monks are being chased out of their own monastery and all because they choose to practice the practice that their holy guru gave them.

    The ban is totally unnecessary because as a democratic body, claimed by the Tibetan government, they should accept any religion and any faiths as long as they do not break the law. However, the Tibetan government went on persecuting Dorje Shugden people and even forbid them to use public schools and public hospitals. What kind of government will deny the 2 most basic necessity which is education and health care to their own people? This shows the true color of the Tibetan government and they do not care about their own people at all.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/why-is-she-putting-the-dalai-lama-down.html
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    This is something that many have questioned and here is the answer. Why does an attained being like Rinpoche has to suffer so much to bring the Dharma to us? This is how compassion works for a Bodhisattva that he is.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/tales-with-my-lama-why-rinpoche-has-to-suffer
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    If you are a parent and have not read this, then you really should. Be amazed at what is the “new” of schooling for your child that will offer a well-rounded curriculum with the love for nature and conservation. This is a great system for making leaders out of your child to his/her best potential.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/amazing-trailblazing-green-school-in-indonesia-you-must-learn-about-this-incredible-place.html
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    Friday, Mar 22. 2019 07:41 AM
    The Incredible Legend of Hoichi the Earless Minstrel

    An interesting Japanese ghost story that has a surprising ending. Love this classic that will forever endure the test of times.

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    Friday, Mar 22. 2019 05:30 AM
    Plastic is a very convenient invention, it holds things for us and it is reusable. But we did not think it is no biodegradable and when animals eat it by accident, it will cause them to die. Nowadays, there are many plastic wastes in the oceans, it is one of the causes of death for sea animals. Sea animals eat plastic by accident and they are not able to digest the it. As a result, it affects their digestive system and causes them to die.

    We have finally realised that and there are many awareness campaigns being launched all over the world to stop using plastic bags. In Malaysia, many cities have also banned the usage of plastic bag in the supemarket or they choose to use biodegradable plastic bag. People are encouraged to use their own reusable bags for their shopping. We may not reverse the damage we have done to our environment immediately but it will definitely change the situation slowly. Everyone has the responsibility to save and protect our environment but it has to start from ourselves first.

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    Friday, Mar 22. 2019 05:05 AM
    In Buddhist belief, high-level meditators and enlightened beings can attain the realisation of Emptiness (the highest wisdom) and Bodhicitta (the ultimate compassionate wish to benefit others) through tremendous effort and practice. Since they have achieved such powerful attainments, they become worthy objects of refuge. That is why they naturally infuse their environments with the blessings of their attainments, especially in the areas where they engaged in their practices.

    Hence, there are many places that are associated with great meditators, enlightened beings and mahasiddhas who have shown miracles. In some of the places where such great beings have practised or appeared, self-arisen images of the deities have manifested. These images appear miraculously in order to benefit sentient beings by becoming objects of worship and veneration through which we are able to connect with the enlightened beings, generate powerful aspirations, and accumulate tremendous amounts of merit.

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    Friday, Mar 22. 2019 05:01 AM
    Did you know Dungkar Monastery was home to a sacred statue of Guru Rinpoche that was consecrated by Guru Rinpoche himself? The monastery was founded in the earlier half of the 16th Century by Drubpa Ulong Jongnay Rinpoche. Later, the monastery became the seat of the legendary and highly revered Kyabje Domo Geshe Rinpoche. According to His Holiness the 13th Dalai Lama, Kyabje Domo Geshe Rinpoche was the emanation of Lama Tsongkhapa.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Mar 21. 2019 10:27 AM
    Beautiful art painting of Four-Armed White Ganapati and Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. With these two together forms a powerful combination. Ganapati is considered to be an emanation of Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion, It would be wonderful printed out for our altar.
    Thank you for sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/elephant-headed-ganapati
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Mar 21. 2019 10:26 AM
    Wow…….beautiful art painting of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen, Brahmarupa Mahakala, and Dorje Shugden. Trülku Drakpa Gyeltsen was an important Gelugpa lama and a contemporary of the 5th Dalai Lama. Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen is basically the lama believed to have arose to become the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. Interesting brief story of a Great Lama.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-enlightened-master-tulku-drakpa-gyeltsen
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Mar 21. 2019 10:25 AM
    Interesting account of how Atisha meets his heart son, Dromtoenpa. The story of Atisha’s life story continues to inspire many Buddhists to persevere in their spiritual journeys.
    Thank you for this interesting sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/atisha-meets-his-heart-son
  • Sofi
    Thursday, Mar 21. 2019 03:25 AM
    Milestone International Dorje Shugden Conference 2018 | 2018全球雄登代表大会开创历史新篇章 | ས་ཚིགས་འཛམ་གླིང་རྒྱལ་ཡོངས་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་ལྷན་ཚོགས ༢༠༡༨།

    A great conference where Dorje Shugden practitioners, including attained Lamas, gathered to meet in the discussion for the spread of Dorje Shugden’s efficacious practice. Read through this post to share in our experiences of the conference.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/milestone-international-dorje-shugden-conference-2018.html
  • Sofi
    Thursday, Mar 21. 2019 03:21 AM
    Which Dorje Shugden Style Is Your Favourite?

    So many beautiful styles of Dorje Shugden commissioned by Rinpoche to benefit those who see. It shows that no matter in what situation Dorje Shugden may be in, he is still effective in his swift fulfillment of prayers made. Which is your favourite style?

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/which-dorje-shugden-style-is-your-favourite.html
  • Sofi
    Thursday, Mar 21. 2019 03:16 AM
    Will the Dalai Lama agree with this?

    A good question! Is the Dalai Lama agreeable to the logical words of Rinpoche? Find out what did Rinpoche share in the article.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/will-the-dalai-lama-agree-with-this.html
  • Yee Yin
    Wednesday, Mar 20. 2019 06:44 PM
    We are scared of the ghosts or spirits because we can’t see them and because they have some degree of supernatural power. However, we don’t really have to be scared of the unseen especially if we have been doing Dorje Shugden practice. Dorje Shugden has the power to protect us from spirit disturbances.

    Ghosts or spirits are very similar to human beings. They also have emotions. Most of the ghosts are angry, miserable and lonely, these are the emotions that cause them taking rebirth as a ghost. When we are disturbed by ghosts or spirits, instead of being hostile to them, we should generate compassion for them. We can invoke Dorje Shugden’s blessings and request Dorje Shugden to help them.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/the-mysterious-dark-watchers.html
  • Yee Yin
    Wednesday, Mar 20. 2019 06:08 PM
    Is Nechung an enlightened Dharma protector or unenlightened Dharma protector? Why did he appear to Dulzin Drakpa Gyaltsen and request Dulzin Drakpa Gyaltsen to protect Tsongkhapa’s teachings? How did Nechung become the state oracle of Tibet?

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/nechung-a-dissertation-by-christopher-bell.html

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March 18, 2019-Oser is very photogenic as usual.
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March 18, 2019-Oser is very photogenic as usual.
March 18, 2019-Very cute Oser as usual.
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March 18, 2019-Very cute Oser as usual.
Drashi Lhamo the terrifying female with the rolled out tongue- https://bit.ly/2J8S27y
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Drashi Lhamo the terrifying female with the rolled out tongue- https://bit.ly/2J8S27y
Special prayer to Dorje Shugden composed by His Holiness 14th Dalai Lama- https://bit.ly/2QdaL4n
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Special prayer to Dorje Shugden composed by His Holiness 14th Dalai Lama- https://bit.ly/2QdaL4n
On January 26, 2019, Venerable Arjia Rinpoche who is a close friend of the Dalai Lama asked the Tibetans to stop discriminating against people who practice Dorje Shugden and regionalism. His speech called for unity for the preservation of Tibet\'s unique culture and religion and all Tibetans should be friendly with each other regardless of religion and regional origins. His speech is powerful and much needed at this time. Very beautiful. Thank you Arjia Rinpoche. Please see here: https://bit.ly/2CdOz1A
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On January 26, 2019, Venerable Arjia Rinpoche who is a close friend of the Dalai Lama asked the Tibetans to stop discriminating against people who practice Dorje Shugden and regionalism. His speech called for unity for the preservation of Tibet's unique culture and religion and all Tibetans should be friendly with each other regardless of religion and regional origins. His speech is powerful and much needed at this time. Very beautiful. Thank you Arjia Rinpoche. Please see here: https://bit.ly/2CdOz1A
Nice picture of Tsem Rinpoche with Lati Rinpoche and Kensur Rinpoche. Click on and enlarge.
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Nice picture of Tsem Rinpoche with Lati Rinpoche and Kensur Rinpoche. Click on and enlarge.
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Evolution starts with an inner revolution.~Tsem Rinpoche
Our likes and dislikes are impermanent. Don\'t be stuck.~Tsem Rinpoche
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Our likes and dislikes are impermanent. Don't be stuck.~Tsem Rinpoche
I will always be loyal to my teacher, be with genuine friends, keep my spiritual commitments, share Dorje Shugden with those who need help and just be myself. Tsem Rinpoche
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I will always be loyal to my teacher, be with genuine friends, keep my spiritual commitments, share Dorje Shugden with those who need help and just be myself. Tsem Rinpoche
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There is so much to see and read this in this category dedicated to animals. Let’s never harm animals and let’s not eat them anymore and allow them to live in happiness~Tsem Rinpoche- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
1997 in Kuala Lumpur. Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche.
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1997 in Kuala Lumpur. Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche.
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A special prayer on Tibet\'s Saint Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen to calm the mind daily. This short prayer was compassionately composed by His Holiness the 4th Panchen Lama of the great Tashilunpo Monastery. - 
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A special prayer on Tibet's Saint Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen to calm the mind daily. This short prayer was compassionately composed by His Holiness the 4th Panchen Lama of the great Tashilunpo Monastery. - https://bit.ly/2ElkBZG
Kyabje Zong Rinpoche with his two well known disciples. (Left) Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen and (right) Lama Yeshe. Both of them were very devoted to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, their practice, their commitments and brought benefit to many beings throughout their lives. Very great beings. Read more about them-  https://bit.ly/2H2rylB
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Kyabje Zong Rinpoche with his two well known disciples. (Left) Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen and (right) Lama Yeshe. Both of them were very devoted to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, their practice, their commitments and brought benefit to many beings throughout their lives. Very great beings. Read more about them- https://bit.ly/2H2rylB
Many years ago, I had this 5ft Four-Armed Avalokitesvara made. It was done in Delhi, escorted to Tsem Ladrang in Gaden Shartse Monastery South India. Then my students and myself offered mantras, relics, jewels and brocades on this beautiful image as per tradition. Special rituals were done to consecrate it. Then I offered this image to the main shrine of Gaden Shartse Monstery for the sangha and visitors to pay homage to. The sangha and abbot were very happy. Till this day this beautiful image of compassion is still there in Gaden Shartse Monastery along with the many other thangkas, statues, repairs and offerings I had the honor to offer to the monastery. May all be blessed by Avalokitesvara, Tsem Rinpoche
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Many years ago, I had this 5ft Four-Armed Avalokitesvara made. It was done in Delhi, escorted to Tsem Ladrang in Gaden Shartse Monastery South India. Then my students and myself offered mantras, relics, jewels and brocades on this beautiful image as per tradition. Special rituals were done to consecrate it. Then I offered this image to the main shrine of Gaden Shartse Monstery for the sangha and visitors to pay homage to. The sangha and abbot were very happy. Till this day this beautiful image of compassion is still there in Gaden Shartse Monastery along with the many other thangkas, statues, repairs and offerings I had the honor to offer to the monastery. May all be blessed by Avalokitesvara, Tsem Rinpoche
Back in the 90\'s this photo of Tsem Rinpoche was taken in Tsem Ladrang, Gaden Shartse Monastery in South India. Tsem Rinpoche was in his room writing letters for Gaden Shartse Monastery and their sponsors around the world. Tsem Rinpoche had raised much sponsorship for the monks and Gaden Shartse Monastery. Read more- https://bit.ly/2NfHJjQ
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Back in the 90's this photo of Tsem Rinpoche was taken in Tsem Ladrang, Gaden Shartse Monastery in South India. Tsem Rinpoche was in his room writing letters for Gaden Shartse Monastery and their sponsors around the world. Tsem Rinpoche had raised much sponsorship for the monks and Gaden Shartse Monastery. Read more- https://bit.ly/2NfHJjQ
This is a statue of Lord Buddha Shakyamuni (Jowo Rinpoche) in Lhasa, Tibet. Tsongkapa had offered the crown, \'shirt\' and ornaments on this sacred Buddha. Offering ornaments on Buddha is considered highly meritorious. Many Buddhist countries have this tradition.
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This is a statue of Lord Buddha Shakyamuni (Jowo Rinpoche) in Lhasa, Tibet. Tsongkapa had offered the crown, 'shirt' and ornaments on this sacred Buddha. Offering ornaments on Buddha is considered highly meritorious. Many Buddhist countries have this tradition.
In Myanmar, they also offer crowns,deocrative upper shirts and beautiful thrones to Lord Buddha Shakyamuni. Just like in Tibet. Tsem Rinpoche (photo 2)
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In Myanmar, they also offer crowns,deocrative upper shirts and beautiful thrones to Lord Buddha Shakyamuni. Just like in Tibet. Tsem Rinpoche (photo 2)
In Myanmar, they also offer crowns,deocrative upper shirts and beautiful thrones to Lord Buddha Shakyamuni. Just like in Tibet. Tsem Rinpoche (photo 1)
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In Myanmar, they also offer crowns,deocrative upper shirts and beautiful thrones to Lord Buddha Shakyamuni. Just like in Tibet. Tsem Rinpoche (photo 1)
This was Tsem Rinpoche with Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche in his house in Nepal. Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche was asking Tsem Rinpoche to give teachings in Gangchen Ladrang.
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This was Tsem Rinpoche with Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche in his house in Nepal. Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche was asking Tsem Rinpoche to give teachings in Gangchen Ladrang.
Dorje Shugden\'s mantra is in Hindi, Tamil, Chinese, English and Nepali. We already have them in Tibetan. These mantra stones of various languages are displayed at the Dorje Shugden grotto so that people of all backgrounds who visit will find familiarity in the mantra. They feel a sense of welcome and closeness. Tsem Rinpoche
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Dorje Shugden's mantra is in Hindi, Tamil, Chinese, English and Nepali. We already have them in Tibetan. These mantra stones of various languages are displayed at the Dorje Shugden grotto so that people of all backgrounds who visit will find familiarity in the mantra. They feel a sense of welcome and closeness. Tsem Rinpoche
Famous Nyitrul Rinpoche &Lama Thubten Phurbu 2019
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Famous Nyitrul Rinpoche &Lama Thubten Phurbu 2019
Beautiful Vajra Yogini
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Beautiful Vajra Yogini
This Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen statue is so stunning. It was a good idea to have a real brocade pandit\'s hat and brocade robes sewn for this image. It makes the image come to life. How nice to have such a Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen statue on our shrine with offerings and we recite the prayer to Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen daily to invoke his sacred blessings. This statue is on Martin\'s shrine. Tsem Rinpoche
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This Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen statue is so stunning. It was a good idea to have a real brocade pandit's hat and brocade robes sewn for this image. It makes the image come to life. How nice to have such a Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen statue on our shrine with offerings and we recite the prayer to Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen daily to invoke his sacred blessings. This statue is on Martin's shrine. Tsem Rinpoche
With deep devotion to the guru, higher meditational insights will arise. If one does not have deep devotion to the guru, it is a clear sign one does not have higher meditational insights.~Tsem Rinpoche
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With deep devotion to the guru, higher meditational insights will arise. If one does not have deep devotion to the guru, it is a clear sign one does not have higher meditational insights.~Tsem Rinpoche
With deep devotion to the guru, higher meditational insights will arise. Because of not having higher meditational insights, one will not realize the need to have devotion to the guru in order to gain higher insights. They are interdependent.~Tsem Rinpoche
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With deep devotion to the guru, higher meditational insights will arise. Because of not having higher meditational insights, one will not realize the need to have devotion to the guru in order to gain higher insights. They are interdependent.~Tsem Rinpoche
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This is a school you MUST see! Amazing! What an opportunity for children. This is exactly what they need. Please read this- https://bit.ly/2tu4sfs
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"Hoichi the Earless Minstrel" is a wonderful classic ghost story that is done artistically and very spiritually imbued. One of my favorites. The Amitabha shrine is beautiful. A must watch- https://bit.ly/2NgJUAs
Amazing huge Amitabha Buddha on the “roof of Vietnam”-Such stunning photos- https://bit.ly/2Ed0s9n
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Amazing huge Amitabha Buddha on the “roof of Vietnam”-Such stunning photos- https://bit.ly/2Ed0s9n
Be loyal to your guru. Be close to your guru. Be honest with your guru. Never give your guru excuses but always accomplish your assignments that your guru has given you. Be loving, devoted and sincere with your guru. If you conduct yourself in this way, you will see positive transformations in your mind. Tsem Rinpoche
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Be loyal to your guru. Be close to your guru. Be honest with your guru. Never give your guru excuses but always accomplish your assignments that your guru has given you. Be loving, devoted and sincere with your guru. If you conduct yourself in this way, you will see positive transformations in your mind. Tsem Rinpoche
Be loyal to your guru. Be close to your guru. Be honest with your guru. Never give your guru excuses but always accomplish your assignments that your guru has given you. Be loving, devoted and sincere with your guru. If you conduct yourself in this way, you will see positive transformations in your mind. Tsem Rinpoche
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Be loyal to your guru. Be close to your guru. Be honest with your guru. Never give your guru excuses but always accomplish your assignments that your guru has given you. Be loving, devoted and sincere with your guru. If you conduct yourself in this way, you will see positive transformations in your mind. Tsem Rinpoche
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Photo-Rare form of Lady Sindongma or Simhamuka practised in the Bodong Sengdong lineage. Please read more on the practice and benefits of Fierce Goddess Singdongma and the protection She offers- https://bit.ly/2JTMc6O
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Photo-Rare form of Lady Sindongma or Simhamuka practised in the Bodong Sengdong lineage. Please read more on the practice and benefits of Fierce Goddess Singdongma and the protection She offers- https://bit.ly/2JTMc6O
Would love to live here in the forest and have breakfast here daily
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Would love to live here in the forest and have breakfast here daily
My Oser girl loves to sunbathe on the veranda.
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My Oser girl loves to sunbathe on the veranda.
An alluring statue of the Goddess Ucheyma (Severed Head Vajra Yogini) has arrived for me. Take a look and be blessed! She is stunning!- https://bit.ly/2HZRhgx
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An alluring statue of the Goddess Ucheyma (Severed Head Vajra Yogini) has arrived for me. Take a look and be blessed! She is stunning!- https://bit.ly/2HZRhgx
It says when the Buddha was born, all the gods, demigods and asura came to pay homage. Buddha proclaimed it will be his last rebirth in samsara. Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu all came to make offerings to a Universal Monarch (Buddha) during this most auspicious time. This is one of the depictions of that. Tsem Rinpoche
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It says when the Buddha was born, all the gods, demigods and asura came to pay homage. Buddha proclaimed it will be his last rebirth in samsara. Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu all came to make offerings to a Universal Monarch (Buddha) during this most auspicious time. This is one of the depictions of that. Tsem Rinpoche
Sacred Vajra Yogini stupa at Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia
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Sacred Vajra Yogini stupa at Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia
Powerful outdoor Dorje Shugden statue at Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia
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Powerful outdoor Dorje Shugden statue at Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia
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Li Yu is incredibly creative, artistic, imaginative and really can patiently create a beautiful living space and so much art. Amazing- https://bit.ly/2Ge6k3C
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Our Medicine Buddha stops rain- https://bit.ly/2TnGFcG
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满愿护法多杰雄登: https://bit.ly/2G5xiKY
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A brand new "Wish-fulfilling Shrine" just completed. Beautiful! Please see pictures and video- https://bit.ly/2Sczh6v
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The ancient and magnificent gigantic Maitreya Buddha of Xumishan Grottoes- https://bit.ly/2VIjCej
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    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
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    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
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    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
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    Cute baby owl found and rescued
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    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
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    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Chirping birds and other forest animals create a joyful melody at the Vajrayogini stupa in Kechara Forest Retreat (Bentong, Malaysia).
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    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
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    Very rare video of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche the 10th, the all knowing and compassionate one. I pay deep respects to this attained being who has taken many rebirths since the time of Lord Buddha to be of benefit to sentient beings tirelessly. Tsem Rinpoche
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    This bigfoot researcher gives good reasonings on bigfoot. Interesting short video.
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    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Shartse Monastery was one of the teachers of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Here in this beautiful video is Geshe Kelsang Gyatso showing his centre to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, then proceeding to sit down to receive teachings. For more information- https://bit.ly/2QNac1u
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    Tsem Rinpoche’s dog, Oser girl always sits on Rinpoche’s chair. When Rinpoche’s other dog, Dharma tries to get into the chair, he is chased away. Oser is the boss. She is possessive. Cute.
  • Lama Yeshe talks about how to practice at the beginning and at the end of each day during teachings given in London during the Lamas’ first European teaching tour in 1975. Lama Yeshe was a brilliant teacher and I wanted to share this with everyone so his teachings can reach more people. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Lama Yeshe talks about how to practice at the beginning and at the end of each day during teachings given in London during the Lamas’ first European teaching tour in 1975. Lama Yeshe was a brilliant teacher and I wanted to share this with everyone so his teachings can reach more people. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Our beautiful Dorje Shugden shop in the busiest part of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Many tourists visit our store and this area.
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    Living off the grid in Australia
    A Jill Redwood is a jack of all trades, Jill built her own house on her property and lives entirely off the grid with no mains power or town water, mobile reception or television. Living on around $80 a week, Jill has over sixty animals to keep her company and an abundant garden that out serves as an organic supermarket right at her doorstep. Her main expenses are animal feed and the rates on her property. Watch this incredible three minute video and be inspired to live differently.
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    Kyabje Dagom Choktrul Rinpoche offering gold on a 350 year-old Dorje Shugden statue in his chapel in Lhasa. This is how Tibetans show homage and pay respect to a holy image. This chapel and statue of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa dedicated to Dorje Shugden was built by the Great 5th Dalai Lama. Tsem Rinpoche
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    My sweet little Oser girl is so photogenic and adorable. Tsem Rinpoche
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    My Oser girl and Dharma boy love the verandah where they can see the greens. Tsem Rinpoche
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    My Oser girl and Dharma boy in their cosy little bedroom next to me sleeping away. Cute.
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    Kechara Forest Retreat Dogs. Dharma boy is tiny and trying to scare off big boy Johnny. Johnny is so patient and just ignores Dharma. They are both cute and both live in Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
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    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
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    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
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    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
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Thank you very much to staffs from Munchy's for participating in our #foodbank delivery today and also not forgetting their sponsorship of biscuits and croissants to the needy family. #volunteerism #csr #kualalumpur - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thank you very much to staffs from Munchy's for participating in our #foodbank delivery today and also not forgetting their sponsorship of biscuits and croissants to the needy family. #volunteerism #csr #kualalumpur - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thank you very much to Shirley and friends for sponsoring apples and oranges for out street clients. The fruits came right on time on this hot and dry weather to quench their thirst. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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