Kirlian Photography & Aura Healing – Science or Myth?

By | May 27, 2016 | Views: 3,590
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An ‘aura’ is the electromagnetic energy field that surrounds, encompasses and permeates the body as well as all living things

Have you ever heard people saying “Oh this person’s mood is really black” or “that person is really glowing”? If you say yes, this is probably true and believing in aura colours will not be as farfetched as it may first seem. I’ve always been fascinated with energy fields and auras. I believe that every living being definitely has an energy field and what people often call a ‘life-force’. I believe our body make-up is not just limited to our physical body of flesh and bones. Seeing auras is nothing new nor is it anything particularly mystical. In the past it was believed that people were able to see auras easily, it is just that we have forgotten about this and have not trained our eyes to see them. Hence, today auras can only be seen by a special few who are more sensitive and have the gift of seeing colours around people and objects.

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Kirlian photography is used to capture images of a person’s aura

In this day and age of materialism, we’ve become less sensitive and more skeptical about things as we tend to focus more on obtaining objects to prove our worth. Consumerism is the core of our society now, and it is as if the more ‘advanced’ we become, the more disconnected we are with our own true nature – our spiritual being. Perhaps this is why there is a great rise in depression, sickness and ailments, especially in advanced countries and as compared to 20-30 years ago. This increase in sickness leads people to find solutions in different places, even seeking help from alternative medicines when modern medicine fails.

One of the many alternative healing methods that are being used today is aura reading, in which our aura is captured through a photograph using a Kirlian photography machine. Using this, it is said that alternative medicine doctors or healers are be able to diagnose our illness even before they arise.

However, there are skeptics of the paranormal who have long disputed the claims made concerning auras and Kirlian photography. If you ask me, there will always be skeptics but I am not here to judge or to take sides, instead simply to present to you what has been experienced and researched on both sides. Then you can choose to decide for yourself if you believe in this method of healing or otherwise. So before we move on any further, let’s first understand what exactly an aura is.

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What is an ‘Aura’?

An aura is the electromagnetic energy field that surrounds, encompasses and permeates the body as well as all living things. The colours and patterns within this energy field is like a blueprint of the energy we radiate from our feelings, thoughts, to our physical being.

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Every living thing has an aura, including plants and animals. Here we see the aura of a cat.

Every living thing on earth radiates a field of energy, which is called an aura. For humans, there are seven main centres in the body that produce the aura energy, and these energy centres are called ‘Chakras’. These energy fields can be scanned over long distance and then interpreted by healers or alternative medicine doctors. The analysis provides an evaluation of the individual’s physical health and spiritual status.

Since the early Vedic period, Indian sages have related aura (Tej or Abha Mandal) with divine and spiritual powers. The luminous halo around the paintings of gods and saints are just a visible expansion of the aura, the energy fields that interpenetrates, express and permeate both our gross and subtle realities.

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It is said by those who believe in auras, that the luminous halo around the paintings of Buddhas, gods and saints are just a visible expansion of the aura

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Those who believe in auras say that halos are physical expansions of a person’s aura.

 

What is Kirlian Photography?

Kirlian photography is a high voltage, contact print photography. The process is simple: a film sheet is placed on top of a metal plate, called the discharge or a film plate. The object to photograph is placed on top of the film.

kirlian16Kirlian photography is named after the founder Semyon Kirlian, who in 1939 accidentally discovered that when an object on a photographic plate is subjected to a high-voltage electric field, an image is created on the plate. Today it is commonly used to reveal visible auras of objects photographed. The technique has been variously known as ‘electrography’, ‘electrophotography’, ‘corona discharge photography’ (CDP), ‘bioelectrography’, ‘gas discharge visualization (GDV)’, ‘electrophotonic imaging (EPI)’, and in Russian, ‘Kirlianography’.

Kirlian photography has been the subject of mainstream scientific research studies, parapsychology research and art. It has been used in alternative medicine research and even healing. With the help of Kirlian photography, scientists have been able to study, observe, and take pictures of small bioplasmic articles such as fingers, leaves, etc.

 

About the Inventor

Semyon Davidovich Kirlian, married to Valentina Khrisanovna, was a Russian electrician in the town of Krasnodar. In 1939, Kirlian witnessed a lab demonstration of a high-frequency d’Arsonval electrotherapy device, which caused a small flash of light between the electrodes of the device and the patient’s skin.

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Semyon Davidovich Kirlian (1900–1980)

The experience, and his interest in electricity, led him to experiment with trying to photograph the phenomenon. After successfully photographing an energy discharge around his hand (not without severely burning himself in the process), he and his wife proceeded to perfect a technique for electrical discharge photography that is known today as Kirlian photography. It’s a technique that involves electrical voltage, photographic film, and no camera is actually required.

Over the years, the Kirlians accumulated what they considered to be ‘proof’ of the human aura through the photographs. They claimed they could photograph the declining life of a picked leaf through a series of photographs, and eventually claimed they could provide an index of a person’s physical health, and could identify acupuncture points after treatment.

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Semyon Davidovich Kirlian was a Russian inventor and researcher of Armenian descent, who along with his wife Valentina Khrisanovna Kirlian, a teacher and journalist, discovered and developed Kirlian photography.

Although the Kirlians invented this photographic process in 1939, they didn’t publicly release information about their experiments until 1958, and Kirlian photography wasn’t a well-known phenomenon to the general public until 1970.

 

The Skeptics

Kirlian had proposed that the images he captured of living objects were evidence of the life-force or aura of that particular living being. He promoted this idea and supported it with an experiment which involved cutting off a part of a leaf. It was said that even though part of the leaf was cut off, it still showed the leaves as whole, as though the cutting had not happened.

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Skeptics have tried to disprove the existence of the aura using experiments with Kirlian photography

However researchers at Drexel University claimed that they were unable to reproduce the same effect when the glass used to capture the original leaf was replaced with new glass before the freshly cut leaf was photographed. This led them to conclude that the ‘cut leaf’ phenomenon was caused by microscopic etching in the surface of the glass which occurred during preparing the images of the uncut leaf. They also reported on a number of demonstrable causes such as surface moisture and pressure which can account for much of the variations in colour, shape, and size of the resulting image.

In addition to living material, inanimate objects such as coins will also produce images on the film in a Kirlian photograph setup. In the 1980s, Polish scientist K. Wrona applied Kirlian photography in forensics, specifically dactyloscopy.

The accepted explanation amongst scientists is that the images produced are those typically caused by a high voltage corona effect, similar to those seen from other high voltage sources such as the Van de Graaff generator or Tesla coil. In a darkened room, this is visible as a faint glow but because of the high voltages, the film is affected in a slightly different way than usual.

Colour photographic film is calibrated to faithfully produce colours when exposed to normal light. The corona discharge has a somewhat different effect on the different layers of dye used to accomplish this result, resulting in various colours depending on the local intensity of the discharge.

Skeptics of the paranormal have long disputed the claims made regarding the auras captured by Kirlian photography. There are however also many who say otherwise and use this method to help people heal especially when all else fails.

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There are many scientists and healing practitioners who believe and use Kirlian photography as a tool to predict a patient’s illness before it happens. It can also be used to determine a person’s emotional state or qualities.

 

How Kirlian Photography Helps with Healing

In traditional eastern medicines such as acupuncture and Reiki, healing methods are based on the energy fields in our body. It is commonly acknowledged that all living beings have an energy life-force and this is called ‘qi’ in Chinese medicine. Kirlian photography is sometimes used to assist healers in capturing the patient’s energy and aura colour as this can be very helpful in diagnosing and evaluating the patient’s health.

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Kirlian Photography has many uses, including both the medical and spiritual fields

For example acupuncturists can take an image using Kirlian photography of a person during an initial evaluation and see specifically where their energy is out of balance. It is not a replacement for the acupuncturist’s traditional diagnostic skills but rather a supplement and a way for them to demonstrate their assessment to a patient visually.

There are many scientists and healing practitioners who believe and use Kirlian photography as a tool to predict a patient’s illness before it happens. It has also been used in detecting cancer and other devastating diseases. For example, many tests and research have shown plants with cancer would be seen with very vivid corona or electrical field surrounding them compared to healthy plants – this is due to the high metabolic rate of cancerous cells.

It is said that Kirlian photography may also be able to treat patients under psychiatric care. This is because the images taken are able to expose the emotional state of the person being photographed. Based on numerous studies conducted by Dr Thelma Moss of UCLA in the 1970s, she could determine a person’s relaxation state with the colours that appear. A blue-white corona is seen when a person is relaxed and if a person is aroused, or if there is tension, anxiety and or emotional excitement, red blotches will appear superimposed on the fingerprint areas.

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Therefore although Kirlian photography has its skeptics, there is also a very strong foundation in the scientific and healing world on its benefits. Many professionals have used this ‘accidental’ discovery to help the lives of their patients around the world. This form of alternative healing along with many others should not be simply ignored just because it does not conform to the widely accepted concepts of western medicine. With more people seeking help through alternative medicine, hopefully this method of healing will be embraced by traditional western medicine for the diagnosis and treatment of major diseases such as cancer. Meanwhile alternative healers have been utilising the Kirlian photography method as a diagnostic and healing tool to help them determine their patients’ illness. Below is a general list of benefits of using Kirlian aura photography and the meaning of the colours that appear in the photograph.

 

Uses and Benefits of Aura Photography

  • To know the present and future health problems of the body.
  • To check the negative effects of radiation of mobile phones on health.
  • To check the positive effects of pranayam and other yogic exercises.
  • Healers and therapists can get before and after reports of the effectiveness of their treatments.
  • To check the increase in energy of the room after group meditation.
  • To show both chain smokers and heavy drinkers the increase in health problems due to their habits and addictions.
  • Variations in the shapes, colours and intensity of images produced are said to provide clues to the patients’ overall health and energy level.
  • Acupuncturists can, for example, take aura photography of a person during an initial evaluation and see where the energy is out of balance. It is not a replacement for the acupuncturist’s traditional diagnostics skills but rather a supplement and a way for them to demonstrate their assessment to a patient visually.
  • Scientists or medical practitioners also theorize that aura photography has a role in detecting cancer and other devastating diseases. For example, plants with cancer show a very vivid corona or electrical field as compared to healthy plants. This is due to the high metabolic rate of cancerous cells.
  • Kirlian photography may also be able to treat patients under psychiatric care. The images can exhibit the emotional state of the person being photographed through various colours.

 

The Meaning of Colours

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Every colour in the spectrum of an aura indicates a specific meaning and reflects the true status of the individual at that moment. The colours of one’s aura changes based upon one’s mental, emotional and physical state. Some of the common colours that we can observe in the aura around people are:

  • AQUA: Healer.
  • BLACK: Often seen around abused children, divorcees, drug addicts and torture victims.
  • ORANGE: Strong motivation.
  • IMPERIAL PURPLE: Heightened dream activity.
  • GRAPE: Laziness.
  • VIOLET: Humbleness.
  • RUSTIC RED: Short-tempered.
  • SCARLET RED: Indicates ego.
  • GOLDEN YELLOW: Inspiration.
  • INDIGO: Strong psychic ability.
  • AMBER: Personal strength and courage.
  • RAW SIENNA: Indicates poor thinking process.
  • FAWN: Period of problems is coming to an end.
  • DOE-SKIN: Found in people who are very orderly.
  • MUSHROOM: A slowing of destiny.
  • CHOCOLATE BROWN: The colour of environmentalists and farmers.
  • RUSSET-BROWN: A hard-working person.
  • TERRACOTTA: People who challenge convention.
  • DARK BROWN: Indicates a person with common sense.
  • GOLD: A higher level of consciousness, etc.

Below is a very interesting documentary on auras from a popular television series in the late 1970’s called ‘In Search Of’ which investigates all types of paranormal phenomena. This particular episode I stumbled upon showcases exactly what I am writing about. Titled ‘The Human Aura Is Real’, it is a look at the multi-coloured rays we transmit, which seem to change with our moods.

Or view the video on the server at:
https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/TheHumanAuraIsReal.mp4

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  1. sarassitham on Sep 17, 2020 at 10:59 pm

    Thank you for the interesting sharing of Kirlian Photography and Aura healing. The Kirlian photography technique is a very interesting method to capture the coronal discharge of certain subjects. Whether it is coloured aura or energy, I believe there are a certain energy that you emit out by what you are always of.

    Naturally, a lot of myths related to the subject emerged over time. And just like it is the case with many other spiritual and paranormal practices, there are plenty of believers who are ready to vouch for it, in spite of science having disproved their convictions.

  2. Julia Tan on May 18, 2018 at 9:01 am

    Some people can read about others aura. What i understand before our aura represent our energy level. But through Kirlian Photography we can even find out one personality and health problems in a more specific aspect. This is wonderful as it save time and avoid mistakes. it also helps to faster the diagnosis process by understanding the condition of a patient more accurately by reading his aura during treatments.

    I hope this will be widely used in the hospital and health care centres, even nursing home in order to help the patients more effectively.

  3. Mingwen on May 3, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    Indeed, the more ‘advanced’ we become, the more disconnected we are with our own true nature – our spiritual being. Everything we tend to get clarification with science , when science couldn’t explain, it indicates that it’s false and busted. When things happened and we see it with ours own eyes & science couldn’t explain, we then ignore it by social pressure or we strongly do not believe such things could exist because of our ego.

    It’s fine to have our own belief system as it’s everyone’s rights. However, we have to be open minded and accept others comments and beliefs. Or else, disharmony and things would go wrong.

  4. Pastor Antoinette Kass on May 3, 2018 at 9:07 am

    I heard about Aura reading before but d know that it can be used for healing. It is amazing to see the pictures and even the leaf has an aura. I think it would be helpful to learn Aurareading as it helps us to see the state this person is mostly connected at that time. It is amazing how my ways have been developed to help others. I think it is good to investigate in many ways to find help when sick.

    It would be interesting how aura healing and the Kirlian photography has developed in our time and how it is used now in healthcare.

  5. Pastor Chia on May 3, 2018 at 8:20 am

    I did few test of Kirlian photography before in different occasion. The result of the test told how my energy level changes. I text it when i fall sick , auras around me show it clearly my energy level and my auras is weak. When i get well and healthy, my auras get changes and enegitic. You can see auras colour changes.
    Final test of my Kirlian photography after i had stated my spiritual journey. It changes completely my auras around me. I belieave when you in the spiritual path, people can feel your energy become calm and peaceful.

  6. June Kang on May 3, 2018 at 7:36 am

    First time came to know about the Kirlian photography. It says in the article that ” There are many scientists and healing practitioners who believe and use Kirlian photography as a tool to predict a patient’s illness before it happens” My question is how to control not to be happened because this all happened was related to our Mind and Karma. Nothing else. It is the human mind which the creator or the only source of universal energy. And in Buddhism, it involve the Karma we have and of course we still can change our Karma by purification the negative karma and collect merits. But Mind actually is the very strong creator and everyone of us have the problem on how to controlling our mind. So, what we see in Kirlian photography is related to our mind.

  7. Pastor Henry Ooi on May 3, 2018 at 7:36 am

    I don’t doubt that auras exist, emitting from around living beings because all living beings release energy. Most people cannot see auras, some who cannot see may feel a person’s aura. Often times we have heard of people saying that they do not have a good feeling of someone or something, maybe these people may have felt the aura of the person or thing. It is beneficial for those who can see auras, for they may benefit others through their ability.

  8. Justin Cheah on May 3, 2018 at 4:50 am

    Well I have to say I didn’t give it a serious thought when told to me initially by my friend. I in fact once were invited to have someone looking at my aura. I didn’t believe into it to be honest but the longer I am in Dharma center the longer I noticed we cannot take it likely afterall. We are what we emit out energy wise. Whether it is coloured aura or energy, I believe there are a certain energy that you emit out by what you are always of. Like for example being nice compared to nasty person.

  9. TekLee on May 3, 2018 at 2:20 am

    I’ve heard about the picture that can show one’s aura, I didn’t know what it’s called, until I read this article. This is a very interesting topic. Yes, I believe every living beings on this earth has their own aura and energy. Different beings bring up different energy. And it is because of our aura and energy, certain people attract certain people, that’s why some people can be close with certain people, and some bad guys, although they are bad, but they still have their own friend that doing bad things together. It is because negative energy attract people with the same negative energy. Whereas, positive energy attract and can influence other people so that they can have positive energy. But, taking a picture that shows their aura and energy is really amazing. I heard before some acupuncturists cure a certain patient depend on reading on their energy picture, they know what “Qi” flowing in their body. This is really amazing!

  10. Vivian Ong on May 3, 2018 at 12:36 am

    Although we are not trained or have the ability to see the auras from humans, I believe everyone has some kind of good or bad energy in them that we can feel. For people with good and positive energy attracts a lot of people while people bad and negative energy attracts the opposite. Kirlian photography is something new to me as I have not encounter this kind of photography before until I read this article. It is interesting to see how the camera is able to capture the aura coming from a human body and also plants.

  11. Eric kksiow on May 2, 2018 at 11:49 pm

    Such an interesting article to read more about Qi, Aura, Kirlian Photography and Energy from human bodies. In outlet i met a lot customers ( Energy Healer ) who always share with me their experience of Energies, how they using their energy to heal people and some of them even told me they can sense a Spirits Energy too.

    So, humans can generate an Energies? Qi? Kirlian Photography & Aura Healing? Yes, i definitely believe it. Because not just one person told me this ( most if the Energy Healers that i spoke with are from Vipasanna Meditation School ).

  12. nicholas on May 2, 2018 at 11:25 pm

    Energy is everywhere. If we can see this energy field that surrounds your body be it good or bad then I believe we can see how it impact our life. For example you know how you just sense a particular feeling or vibe from each individual person around you? One person might make you a bit anxious, while another chills you out? Well, a lot of that has to do with their aura, which informs one’s attitude and overall disposition.

    It’s a unique creation of Kirlian photography in order to allow us to see our aura and how it being used for healing. Since the aura will change according to our feeling, thoughts, to our physical being mean we can change this energy with good motivation and practice such as dharma practice which encompass so many positive value.

  13. pammie yap on May 2, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    My friend once told me she can see aura on certain people. I was amazed by it. I started to ask her questions of how it looked like and how does she know what the different colors meant. She told me she searched for more information and asked around so that she can understand better.
    It’s a very fascinating topic as I do believe that aura exist but not proven scientifically for many to have faith and believe. Perhaps in time with more studies and research, scientists can prove that there is indeed such a thing.

  14. Datuk May on May 2, 2018 at 10:53 pm

    It took me quite a while to visualise how the Kirlian Photography works and during our discussion tonight, we were fortunate that a member of our team had the experience of taking this Kirlian photograph of herself and her experience of healing with the wearing of crystals.

    I believe that the aura of a person is visible and some people have been trained to see that “halo” of aura around a being with their eyes. I suppose aura is the energy emitted by individuals.

    However, the non acceptability of the Kirlian photography as being scientific is unusual as seeing the aura can in some way diagnose the mood and any ailment of a person under screening. Could this simple and easy method of diagnosis be unacceptable because there is no documented scientific method for this mode of photography which can be studied and learnt?

    Having said that, if there is faith in this method, scientific, myth or otherwise, I am sure that this alternative method of healing can work as in many other form of alternative methods of healing.

  15. Pastor Albert on May 2, 2018 at 9:49 pm

    I have no doubt about the Aura reading, because i heard not only 1 time, but few times from different people including high lamas.

    Qi, is a type of energy that flow surrounding and inside our body, this has over thousand years history, I’m sure there is the purpose of it’s existence and it is real, but with the world today, how much can we believe when there are so many fake cases.

    And 1 thing I’m wondering while reading this article and watching the video, if since the aura reading thru the glass/screen is so accurate and it can help so much in diagnostic or evaluating the patient’s health, why don’t the medical sector invest into it and bring it to a bigger ground to help more people?

  16. Anne Ong on Dec 11, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    Thank you Joy for this interesting about Aura. I do believe in such thing as bright and dark aura. And as far as i know that crystals can help to improve the aura. I’m not sure how effective it is. But this KirLian Photography is very useful to detect our Aura. Hope we can have it in KFR in the future 🙂

  17. Andrea Lai on Nov 25, 2016 at 11:21 am

    I first get to know aura electromagnetic energy when I was on a day trip to Kuala Lumpur many years ago. I was quite fascinated with the facility the crystal shop provide where they will capture a photograph of you. Before they start take your picture, you have a sit on chair that had provided with 2 boxes at the side.You need to placed your hand on the boxes for few seconds before they start taking the picture. After that, the consultant will introduce type of crystals to you according to the aura in the photograph.It’s believed that crystal have a healing power for aura.

    I think the machine do benefit many.It helps identify a person’s health, mood, emotion, character and even the past and future.

    Thank you Joy for sharing this interesting article.

    • Joy Kam on Nov 25, 2016 at 10:34 pm

      Thank you Adrea for your comment. I’m glad you found this article interesting. I also had a similar experience as you, I suppose many people would have since it was quite a big trend in the 90’s. For many people, I think what’s fascinating about it, is being able to see or capture one’s aura when before it was only something we imagine and see on holy images. To be able to understand oneself and one’s health is what everyone always wants right up till today, as it is our hope to be able prevent unnecessary problems.

      If this Kirlian machine can save someone’s life or make us understand each other better, than this invention would certainly be of great benefit to others. Sadly it is mainly used these day to provide us with a quick fix buy a crystal, make a quick sale from most of the crystal shops.

      Maybe we can have this machine in KFR on our healing Medicine Buddha Hill, where it houses many different healing clinics. This could be a feature that could help people identify their health and mind set.

      I see you enjoy mysterious and new age subjects, so I’d like to invite you to check out and explore our Science & Mysteries category: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/category/science-mysteries

      This is also one of Rinpoche’s favourite subject. This is why we have such an extensive category with many articles. I’m sure you’ll find many fascinating subjects and do drop us a comment on what you think after you have read them, as we look forward reading how the blog post have benefited someone 🙂 Enjoy!

      Warm Regards,
      Joy

  18. Wan Wai Meng on Oct 15, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    I think we do have auras around us, and that it is generated by the electromagnetic field and it is just an extension from our physical body. It is probably generated by the vibrations generated by the cells of our body. I don’t think a electromagnetic field, can be generated without motion or vibrations.

    If somehow this can help us identify, future illnesses thats a good benefit. Furthermore if the move on to find ways to influence the electromagnetic field, then perhaps this can be a new way to influence a persons’ health.

  19. Jace Chong on Jun 20, 2016 at 10:31 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche and Joy for this interesting article.

    I always believe that our human eyes is limited, and if we only believe what can be seen, we will miss a lot things and limit our understanding to the world we live in.

    However, the science theory that we are living today have certain requirements to certify if a theory is true or correct, part of it is to have the theory repeated for same result in different labs. We have been growing up in this science theory that only things can be seen and repeated are true, other than that are subjected to imagination or not reliable.

    Sometimes I do doubt that it’s the limitation of our human science that cannot prove the real phenomenon rather than those things have no basis. But I also appreciate that this theory does contribute to human development and prevent unnecessary tricks.

    For me, the best way is to learn and keep and open mind.

    Thanks for the article.

  20. Jennifer Yuen on Jun 19, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    Thank you Joy for the interesting article about Aura. Although I have no personal experience with taking photograph of such, I do believe in aura. For those who are looking for alternative medicine, it is good to know the uses and benefits of aura photography to help diagnosed what is wrong with the body.

  21. Grace Tan on Jun 16, 2016 at 11:18 pm

    I believe in aura. I went twice to a shop at Amcorp mall many years ago to take the aura photos. I had rustic red and indigo aura printed on the photos on both occasions and they exactly reflected my personality at that time ie short tempered and spiritual. I felt the technology was really awesome at that time as it was like a fortune teller that can read your character and the trained photographer would be able to provide advices on health, career and etc just by basing on the aura photo. I never know the history of this technology until today. Thank you Joy for sharing this interesting article with us.

  22. May Ong on Jun 13, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    Many years ago, I walked in to a shop selling crystal jewellery in Kuala Lumpur with a friend. The owner then introduced us a photography machine that captures the aura of a person to check the state of the person’s body, whether mind or the energy emitted out through colors and we had our aura image taken. That was before I knew dharma and spiritual practice.

    Many years on, I went to a different healer to get another aura image taken and the colors differed. Like what was researched above, these aura images reflected the activities of the mind and body through different emissions of color. I was given certain advice and exercises to do to improve certain areas in my aura picture related to the heart or chest area. I have yet to get a 2nd aura image taken but due to those recommended exercises, I must say it has improved my health.

    So I can’t say whether this method works or not but for someone looking for alternative medical assistance, this may be another method to use to help others.

  23. gary foo on Jun 5, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    HI Joy . thanks for the very informative and write up about auras. I actually had mine taken a few times over the past 15 years. I must say for some it does have some truth to it.If I can recall correctly I remember the consultant informing me the aura on my left side was what was experiencing , current state of health spirituality etc now while the right side was what was to come 🙂 I remember mine was always different each time I went while Mums was fairly consistent. probably due to my monkey mind and restlessness hehe 🙂

    • Joy on Jun 16, 2016 at 2:40 am

      Hey Gary, Thanks for sharing your experience. Yes I have had similar experience like yours. It is really interesting how it changes all the time. It is another way to tell how we are feeling at that moment.

      I just wish we have proper alternative clinics or doctors who could have given us some forecast about our health so we can deal with the problem ahead of time. Imagine how much people would benefit from this! 🙂 Do you remember anything else?

  24. Stella Cheang on Jun 2, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    I am a believer that colors has linkage to a person’s blueprint of the energy. Hence I am glad that Semyon Davidovich Kirlian and his wife Valentina Khrisanovna Kirlian discovered and developed Kirlian photography in 1939. Semyon Davidovich Kirlian was a Russian inventor and researcher of Armenian descent, while his wife, a teacher and journalist. They only publicly release information about their experiments until 1958, and Kirlian Photography wasn’t a well-known phenomenon to the general public until 1970. Kirlian Photography has it uses in both the medical and spiritual fields; scientists and healing practitioners would use Kirlian photography as a tool to predict a patient’s illness or to determine a person’s emotional state or qualities.

    Thank you Rinpoche and Joy for this educational article, it is good to know how Kirlian Photography can benefit.

    Humbly, bowing down,
    Stella Cheang

  25. JP on Jun 1, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    Thank you Joy for the interesting article of auras. I’ve always been a believer in auras. In science we learn that we are made up of energies. It’s just some energies are more dense than others. Auras are the visual effects of energies.

    I have a friend who can see auras as well since she was a kid. She could see all 7 layers of a human aura. Because she could see the auras so clearly, she developed a way to help relieve “clogged” energies that were manifesting into illnesses and pains. She’s a very famous energy healer in Malaysia.

    The Chinese uses acupuncture to move blocked “qi” or energy throughout the meridians in our body, and it works based on my personal experience. However, this “qi” can’t be tracked by scientific equipment.

    Just because some things can’t be measured or tracked by modern equipment, it doesn’t mean they do not exist. We just don’t have the technology yet to monitor it.

    • Joy on Jun 16, 2016 at 2:47 am

      Hi JP, How interesting you have a friend that can actually see auras, seven layers some more and help heal them. Healers are very kind soul’s I believe but I just wonder at times how exactly do they heal? Like from Tibetan Buddhist masters it would be through say our Dharma Protectors who is an enlightened being, but what about them? Who do they actually channel their energy from? How can they be for sure it is from a good source? I’ve also been curious and intrigue by this because how do we know who we are hooking in to help us and is it dangerous? Do share more if you can 🙂

  26. Pastor Adeline on May 31, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    This is an interesting article that opened my mind and the willingness in accepting new ideas previously unknown of. Personally, I believe in aura and CHI that are essential in making the Chinese and alternative treatments effective. The Chinese medicine has been in existence for more than 5000 years, a time before x-rays, scanners etc. and it has been treating illnesses successfully for as long as it has been available. The basic principle of Chinese medication is that the body is like a small universe and every organ, liquid, vein etc. are interrelated. The flow of CHI is also part of it. If the CHI can’t flow smoothly, that is when sickness occurs. I think this is very logical.

    I am happy that this Kirlian Photography and Aura Healing are now accepted in many fields to help people in dealing with their emotional and physical problems. These methods are closer to the nature of our mind and body and when apply, should improve our situations pairing with modern technologies.

    Thank you, Joy, for this interesting and useful read.

    • Joy Kam on Jun 1, 2016 at 12:59 am

      Thank you Pastor Adeline for comment and yes I do agree with you on the existence on CHI in ancient Chinese traditional medicine that has a longer history and track record of healing. Similarly with the Indian traditional medicines that explains about our chakra energies. So Kirlian or aura photography is a great invention that allows us to actually see these so called CHI or energies that runs through us. I particularly liked the fact that it is even used in acupuncture to assist the acupuncturist’s traditional diagnostics, not as a replacement but a supplement and a way for them to demonstrate their assessment to a patient visually.

  27. Choong on May 31, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    There should have been/are scientific experiments conducted on Kirlian’s equipment to prove/disprove his claim.

    One easy one is to have a few of his equipment randomly selected and performing the aura finding task on the same, also randomly selected photo.

    A main scientific basis is that results must be repeatable. If the auras turn out the same, then there could be something to it. If not, then it would not be a logical result.

    Similarly, if chanting a mantra can turn the “aura” to a certain color, then it must also be repeatable, that is, each time the same person chants the mantra, the “aura” turns out to be a certain color.

  28. Fong on May 29, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    I was always intrigue by aura and the aura photography. I saw such an aura photography booth once but was unsure and scared of being cheated so I gave it a miss.

    Anyway, I believe very much in qi and acupuncture as I have benefited from it previously. If qi is energy, it surely can leak somewhere not just neatly contained in our body like water. So, maybe aura is edges of qi? Recently, my backache was so bad, I saw an acupuncturist and after a session with a needle in my hand, the backache was very much better. So, I believe the acupuncturist managed to “unblock” my meridian. Now I do believe in what I cannot see with my eyes. Just as someone once asked me – have you ever seen the wind?

    In my opinion, the question in this article here is whether Kirlian photography is really reliable, not whether aura is a myth.

    Thanks, Joy for a very interesting and informative article.

    • Joy Kam on May 30, 2016 at 8:57 pm

      Hi Fong, Thanks for your comment. Yes I do wonder about that too whether this Kirlian method of finding out one’s illness is reliable. However there are many who vouch for it, especially alternative medicine and clinics overseas. Of course there are the usual western medicine sceptics but somehow I lean more towards holistic alternative healing because I do believe that we can heal ourselves naturally if we knew how using whatever nature provides unless we’re at a critical stage where natural remedies are not able to help, then no choice. But apparently this method is being used in alternative medicine to help people detect cancer at an even earlier stage which I think is super awesome because it means people’s lives can be saved at an earlier stage.

      It would be interesting if we had one here in KFR and we can test on participants especially before and after retreats to see if their mantra recitation create a change in them. I am sure many people would be interested in seeing their aura and what it says 🙂

  29. Pastor Niral Patel on May 28, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    I’ve grown up believing in auras and the subtle energy body that we all have, especially in relation to chakras. I remember going to a fair once, and their was a booth there that were taking Kirlian photographs, the queue was huge! I managed to take a picture, but can’t remember what i’ve done with it. I do remember though that it had a lot of blue. It was really something else to see a photography of myself with colours around it.

    I like how some scientists are using technology to investigate parts of reality that are not widely excepted anymore. I really believe that there will be more such interaction in the future. Thank you Joy for your research and information.

    • Joy Kam on May 30, 2016 at 9:04 pm

      Thank you Pastor Niral for being my editor on this 🙂 Yes I too took a photo of my aura before and at one time this Kirlian Photography thing was such a huge trend. Crystal shops will usually have this and provide aura photography services and from there they would use it to advice you what crystal suites you best based on your aura’s colour. The colours interpretation by the consultants are usually quite accurate. Wish we had one here in KFR and then we can take pictures of people before and after retreats 😀

  30. Pastor David Lai on May 28, 2016 at 3:28 am

    Thank you Joy for your wonderful writing. This subject is indeed fascinating and I do believe it is real and that real aura was captured using Kirlian’s method. I recall years ago when I was working for Kechara Paradise outlet and one of the customer came in excitedly to tell me about his experience with aura photography.

    He said he took a normal picture himself and a second one was taken after he began reciting a mantra – if I am not mistaken, it was migtsema. He said the first picture was just the normal colors but the second picture that capture him reciting the mantra, the color of his aura completely changed to yellow. I thought that was amazing and I was tempted to repeat that. Nonetheless, I remember this incident clearly and I thought I share it here. Yellow is the color of growth and spirituality.

    • Joy Kam on May 30, 2016 at 12:28 am

      Wow that’s is really interesting Pastor David especially after reciting MigTseMa mantra. Wouldn’t it be neat if we have this Kirlian Phtography machine here are we take pictures of people after they’ve done their retreat? Wonder what kind of colour we would see then. But what’s most inetresting I find is that it is able to indicate what illness we have before it even happens, now that is good as it can save so many lives.

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  • sarassitham
    Thursday, Feb 25. 2021 01:04 AM
    This is kind of hard to believe and shocking to imagine the weirdest addiction of people in this planet, they are extremely strange. People can become addicted to actions, feelings, or behaviors, not just substances. There must be something behind of every addiction, I don’t think they are crazy or mentally ill, it’s their weird enjoyment for a short time.

    I had a friend in my primary school who eats mud during rainy days, she told me, it smells good and she enjoys doing it during her play time. I found it strange but has she grow up in different environment she forget about her addiction. So, I strongly believe, all behaviors can be changed when the person gains self-awareness and actually wants to change. Thanks for the interesting sharing and recall of my childhood friend.
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Feb 24. 2021 01:33 PM
    nteresting read of this history of how Dorje Shugden practice came into light . Since Dorje Shugden was introduced into the Sakya tradition, there have been many Sakya throne holders that practiced Dorje Shugden. Out of the 42 supreme throne holders throughout the history of the Sakya tradition, six of the thrones holders are confirmed to have practiced Dorje Shugden. They have built chapels to him, composed prayers and pujas (kangsols) to him and even propagated his practice amongst their disciples. They cannot be wrong and in fact as confirmed by the 39th Sakya Trizin Dragshul Trinley Rinchen Dorje Shugden is an enlightened being. Dorje Shugden kangsol (prayer) to invoke the blessings of Dorje Shugden composed by him is still widely used today. Dorje Shugden must be a powerful Dharma protector that Sakya tradition have been long relying. It has proven that Dorje Shugden is not a minor practice. Interesting read , may more people read this post to understand better.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this post .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/sakya-trizins-dorje-shugden-prayer.html
  • sarassitham
    Tuesday, Feb 23. 2021 11:23 PM
    Thank you for sharing this yummy recipe. It looks very delicious, healthy and nutritious. I can’t wait to try making it has the ingredients are easy to purchase and methods are simple. I wonder what it taste like.

    https://bit.ly/37DAV7y
  • sarassitham
    Monday, Feb 22. 2021 11:55 PM
    There are lots of people have more than one reason for choosing vegetarianism. Many people choose a vegetarian diet out of concern over animal rights or the environment and others may be based on religious beliefs or even for healthier lifestyle.

    Regardless of whether you choose a vegetarian way of life, it’s always a healthy idea to eat a wide variety of foods and try out new foods when you can.

    Thank you for the sharing and compiling the list of vegetarian restaurants and organic shops in Klang Valley. I am glad to know whereabout and hoping to try them.

    https://bit.ly/3siC4tf
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Feb 22. 2021 03:30 PM
    Begtse Chen, a deity of alien origin, was incorporated into the pantheon of Tibetan Buddhism as a protector of the Dharma. This Proyector is one of the eight famous Dharmapala in Tantric Buddhism. Also known as red Mahakala and is especially revered in Mongolia where the origin of Begtse Chen can be traced to a pre-Buddhist deity in 16th century. It has become the mainstay of Protector practice in Mongolia. Interesting read.
    Thank you for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-dharma-protector-begtse-chen.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Feb 22. 2021 03:27 PM
    Interesting read of Kunkhyen Choku Ozer was a lineage master of the Manjushri Namasamgiti Tantra. He became known as Kunkhyen Choku Ozer due to his ability to penetrate the meaning of the great Buddhist treatises merely just by glancing at it. He could memolised texts just by reading it once. Reading this post and information at least I can know he is also a part of Dorje Shugden’s incarnation lineage. He is also famed for establishing the ancient monastery of Dakpo Tsele.
    Thank you Pastor David for this sharing as many of us would not have known this GREAT Lama was part of Dorje Shugden’s incarnation lineage.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/kunkhyen-choku-ozer-master-of-the-kalachakra-guhyasamaja-tantras.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Feb 22. 2021 03:25 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for the teachings on Dorje Shugden and explanation on retreat. Learning and practicing this Dorje Shugden’s practice have indeed benefited many people. And more so when to do a retreat. . We are all very fortunate to be given an opportunity to meet Tsem Rinpoche and learning, practicing all these precious teachings coming from a pure lineage that can be traced back to the time of the great Lama Tsongkhapa. A very detailed explanation on why we need the retreat and the way to do the retreat.
    Thanks again Rinpoche with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugden-retreat-a-powerful-practice-to-fulfill-wishes.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Feb 21. 2021 01:54 PM
    Tsem Rinpoche had been working tirelessly teaching Dharma in his whole life, giving many opportunities for us to learn , practice Dharma teachings. Whatever goes wrong we should admit it as our own fault and not our guru. Rinpoche ‘s love to spread Dharma teachings and nothing else. He had followed his advice of his guru to come all the way from India to teach in Malaysia. Reading all those meaningful quotes and sayings in this article tells us a thousand words of truth which we should not take it lightly. We could in fact learn from it and stop blaming others.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this profound teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/is-it-the-gurus-fault.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Feb 21. 2021 01:51 PM
    HH the 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso , the highest spiritual leader of Tibet, who is a living Bodhisattva, an emanation of Avalokiteśvara. Blessing to have a change looking at this rare picture taken years ago of Dalai lama on the throne . Dalai Lama is well known as a Buddhist Advocate for Peace and Freedom.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/his-holiness-the-supreme-holder-of-the-white-lotus.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Feb 21. 2021 01:48 PM
    Tibetans all over the world celebrates Losar, or Tibetan New Year with the beginning of Lunar year. This year it falls on the 12 February, every one will be looking forward to this day. A new year a new beginning , where the Panglung Oracle will take trance of the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. As usual every year the Panglung Oracle will give advices, offering guidance, for the year ahead to everyone of what to do and so forth. Whatever advices given should not taken lightly. The Panglung Oracle as Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden will also give teachings and blessing . For this year Dorje Shugden gave a very powerful teachings and messages.
    Thank you for sharing this precious message.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugdens-2021-losar-advice.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Feb 20. 2021 02:06 PM
    Interesting read , even though short but at least knowing the home Monastery of H E Tsem Rinpoche’s previous incarnation, Gedun Nyedrak. The monastery was called ‘Tsem’,where a custodian of a tooth relic of the great Lama Tsongkhapa, the founder of the Gelugpa tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.
    Thank you Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/gedun-nyedrak-an-abbot-of-gaden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Feb 20. 2021 01:59 PM
    News of UFO always fascinating to me . There are many UFO sighting hotspots exist across the globe, it has long since scientist have a keen interest to investigate further. UFOs has become a modern sensation for hunters , scientist and so forth. There was only the ambiguous testament of witnesses so far all happen and appeared mysteries without any substantial evidence. But the Japanese government has admitted and believes definitely they the UFO exist. Well the Japanese government has even made a statement about alien spacecraft appearing on Earth. Many people have denied the existence of UFOs, but with so many UFO sightings they cannot denied it after all. Sound interesting.
    The Buddha has once said that we are not the only beings in existence and we are not alone on earth. Interesting videos to watch.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/japanese-admits-ufo-exists.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Feb 20. 2021 01:58 PM
    Khuton Choje and Pandita Akaramati were both great disciples of Atisha. Pandita Akaramati was a great Buddhist master, scholar and also the abbot of Solnak Thangpoche Monastery in the Yarlung Valley of central Tibet. He did played a significant role in the fusion of the old Buddhist curriculum existing in Tibet. While Khuton Choje who is well known for the special teachings he requested of Atisha. He is known to have composed a commentary to Atisha’s Satyadvayavatara.
    Thank you Pastor David for this sharing of GREAT Lamas.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/great-disciples-of-atisha-khuton-choje-and-pandita-akaramati.html
  • sarassitham
    Saturday, Feb 20. 2021 12:25 AM
    Thank you for the sharing, fishing is an extremely cruel hobby that causes immense suffering and damage to fish, even when they are released back into the water. However human does not realize what karma befalls but they have great time, fun going fishing.

    I believe children are always eager to learn fast as they grow but parents has to monitor their child’s activity and behavior is especially important when they begin to demand for their choice.

    https://bit.ly/3k6pYAM
  • sarassitham
    Thursday, Feb 18. 2021 11:42 PM
    Thank you for the inspiring posting, of the little Christian and his amazing determination to help children with cancer. This kind hearted boy has to go through a lot of hassle to fulfill his mission. I felt so proud for Christian and also to his great parents to guide the little boy towards the development of kindness and a good attitude from an early age.

    https://bit.ly/2NHE0fJ

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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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  • February 27, 2021 03:31
    Sandra asked: Respected pastors, Is it ok to pray from different areas in the house (even where there is no altar)? I was told you can't create 2 altars in 1 house.
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  • February 25, 2021 01:33
    Kuenzang wangdi asked: What would be my most suitable colour ?
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  • February 22, 2021 22:14
    Naseer asked: Hi My name is Naseer Ahmed 8th dec 1979. Life path 1 Im looking to add to my name slightly... change it too... Naseer Al Ahmed... Would this be more complimentary as far as for the business front... or would it not make any difference
    pastor answered: Hello Naseer, As per your question, your Life Path Number is 1. The Life Path Number according to the system of numerology used on our website is calculated using your date of birth. Therefore, a change in name will not affect your Life Path Number. Some of the other calculators on the same page do however use your name. One of the smaller calculators you may be interested in is the Achievement Number, but again, this only uses your date of birth for the calculation. You can find it here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/numerology/numerology-calculator.html You may also be interested in two of our other pages: Chinese Zodiac - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/horoscopes/the-chinese-zodiac.html Tibetan Astrology - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/tibetan-astrology/tibetan-astrology.html Thank you for your question. I hope this helps.
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    Sandra asked: After making a food offering to the three jewels (which we will eat for lunch etc), should we think of it as a blessing and partake?
    pastor answered: Hello Sandra, When making food offerings to the Three Jewels, which you eat yourself, when you recite the prayer and make the offering, you should visualise that the Buddhas receive your food offering and because you have made an offering, they are very pleased. It also fulfills one of the Refuge commitments, which is to offer the first portion of whatever we eat and drink to the Three Jewels, while remembering their kindness. You can then partake of the meal and consider it a blessing from the Three Jewels. Alternatively, you can set out a plate (which you reserve for this purpose) of food, which you can offer on your altar. Similarly, once the food has been left on your altar for a while, you can later remove it and consume it as a blessing. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • February 19, 2021 04:33
    Sandra asked: Is intovertedness a bad quality? Since Buddha is so altruistic and this is the opposite trait, it must be bad. How do you think one should lessen introverted tendencies?
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Introvertedness is not a bad quality. Altruism and compassion are different from being an introvert or extrovert. Introverts are generally quieter people, less expressive of their emotions, while extroverts are the opposite. Buddhist practice is not about expression of emotion. Rather the altruistic and compassionate teachings are more about how you help other people and sentient beings, physically or emotionally. If the qualities of introverted-ness are stopping you from developing these, then they need to change. But this may not be necessary, depending on the qualities that you are talking about. You can do simple meditations to building up the energy of compassion in your mindstream and you will see that you actions will automatically start to be more compassionate and altruistic. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • February 18, 2021 03:28
    Sandra asked: How should one behave when negative karma is being purified? How can we know if bad karma is being purified? Do we accumulate positive karma simultaneously when doing purification practices? Many thanks for your response.
    pastor answered: Hello again Sandra, There are two ways in which karma can be purified, the first is through our own efforts alone and the second is through our own effort, combined with a purification practice. Through our own efforts: this means that you transform your mind enough to not react negatively in any situation and only react in a positive manner. For example, you may have the karma to get angry. So you get into situations which makes you angry. If you react normally, then you will get angry again, this will only lead you to create more karma of being angry. But if you make the effort not to get angry in those situations then you do not create or multiply that karma. The original karma you have may lead you to be in those types of situations again, but if you do not get angry then after a while you start to purify that karma. Through your own efforts, combined with a purification practice: as you are working on transforming your mind, you can rely on the practices that help you to purify your karma, such as the practice of Vajrasattva or the 35 Confessional Buddhas. This boosts your ability to purify negative karma, based on the enlightened energies of the Buddhas. This however is only truly effective when combined with the Four Opponent Powers. You can read more about that here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-35-confessional-buddhas.html In general, when karma is being purified then you should remain level-headed and not act out of emotion or habit, but from your understanding of the workings of karma and the Dharma. But actually, this should not only be when karma is being purified. You should act and behave in this way all the time according to the Dharma, then you are, up to a point, always purifying karma. It is one of the reasons that so much emphasis is placed on refraining from negative actions and engaging in positive actions using your body, speech and mind, because these are the three means or 'doors' with which you interact with the world. At our level, we cannot tell if karma is being purified or not, only those who are more highly attained can tell. However, that is one of the reasons the Buddhist texts advise study of and belief in karma. If there is karma, then it can be purified, and the way to do so is transform your mind and invoke upon the enlightened beings. So if you are doing both, you can rest assured that you are in fact purifying your karma. When you purify negative karma, whether just through your own efforts or combined with a purification practice you collect merit, not positive karma. If you simply do a good action, you collect good karma. But if you are practicing the Dharma with the intention of achieving enlightenment, you take refuge, engage in the practice, and dedicate at the end, then you develop merit, not positive karma. If you want to read more about how karma works and how to purify it in more detail, I suggest you read a Lamrim text such as Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand, which you can order from your local bookstore or get online here (https://www.vajrasecrets.com/lamrim-liberation-in-the-palm-of-your-hand).
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    Sandra asked: Hello pastors, thank you for your response to my earlier question. Do divination predictions change frequently? Why does that happen?
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Thank you for your question. Divinations, compared to astrological predictions, are much more accurate. There are many types of divination, but those based on the practice of enlightened beings are very accurate. Three of the most well-known in Tibetan Buddhism are the divination practices of Manjushri, Palden Lhamo and Dorje Shugden. You can read more about Dorje Shugden's dice divination here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugdens-dice-divination.html Questions that are asked during divinations are much more specific than the types of topics that astrological predictions can help with, therefore are based on very specific types of karma. This means that if you asked a divination question twice, without taking remedial actions in between, then the answer would most likely be the same, given that all the prerequisites have been held by the diviner and the divinations are genuine. However, if a divination is done and then remedial actions recommended, such as various practices or pujas, and these are done to the letter, then if the question is asked again, then the results would differ. This is because when engaging in these practices or pujas, either you generate the merit necessary to overpower the negative effects of the karma, or you purify the negative effects of the karma creating the situation. This however, is generally not done. You wouldn't ask the same question twice or over and over again. The reason for this is because one of the factors that comes into play when seeking divination is faith. This is faith in the fact that the remedial actions recommended will help whatever situation you are facing. Having seen H.E. Tsem Rinpoche do countless divinations for people, I can attest to this. Those who have faith and follow through with the advice, see a great improvement in the situation that led them to ask the divination question in the first place. Those that did not follow the advice either at all or not fully, did not see any improvement. And this makes sense, because they did not purify the effects of the karma enough, or generate enough merit. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • February 15, 2021 04:09
    sandra asked: How much importance should we give to astrological predictions or chart readings? Are these readings susceptible to change all the time,i.e, in the context of planetary movements? Can our own effort/actions supercede what is predicted in our birth chart?
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Thank you for your interesting question. You are absolutely correct about the universal principle of change. According to Buddhist practice, astrological predictions are based upon a fixed point in time. Take for example, your moment of birth, which most astrological readings take as the main point of reference. At that specific moment, there would have been various energies or planetary alignments, etc. Combined together, they are said to give an accurate prediction of what will occur to a person throughout their life. This however, is based on one's birth karma, to be born at that specific point in time and location. This birth karma also provides the driving force behind what will occur in a person's life, if that karma is not changed somehow. Hence, that is why astrological predictions can give very accurate readings on someone's personality, as well as life events. Birth karma provides the main force behind all other karma to come into play. That is why it is given importance in astrology. There are also more advanced methods to take into account planetary and energetical movements to give even more detailed and precise predictions that can even be made down to the month, day or hour of a person's life. In Buddhism, however, we believe that karma can be changed. It can multiply, be purified or exhausted, or the effects of that karma can be overpowered by another karma or spiritual merit. In these cases, the outcome will change. The way in which this happens is varied. It can be as simple as doing some prayers (to generate spiritual merit) or changing your behaviour, environment or location, the way you think, and the ways in which you react in various situations. That is why in Buddhist astrological systems, emphasis is placed on remedial measures to counteract negative outcomes. For example, someone may be born with an angry disposition from an astrological point of view. If this person goes through life acting from this anger, then the predictions based on the time of birth will occur. However, a remedial action can be undertaken, such as the person pracitising Chenrezig, who is the Buddha of compassion, or the person doing some form of charity work. These remedial actions generate compassion in the mind of the person, which counteracts the anger. As this happens and the karma is changed, then the person no longer needs to feels the negative effects of any bad astrological (or more correctly - karmic) situations. There are even some practices that specifically help to counteract negative astrological influences and help you to change things. Such an example is Black Manjushri. Within Tibetan Buddhism, according to your time and date of birth, you also have what is known as a 'Birth Buddha'. This is basically an enlightened being that you have an affinity with in this life. General remedial actions include making images of this particular Buddha or engaging in this Buddha's practice. This combined with a change in how we live - otherwise known as Mind Transformation in the Buddhist context - changes astrological outcomes. However, if we continue living without controlling our actions, words and thoughts, the predictions made using astrological readings will most likely still occur. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
  • February 7, 2021 00:16
    Purna Tamang asked: What is my lucky number and color ?
    pastor answered: Dear Purna Tamang, Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, none our horoscope apps on this page gives this information at this moment. However, you may find some of the other information provided useful. Below are the links: For Chinese Zodiac: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/horoscopes/the-chinese-zodiac.html For Tibetan astrology: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/tibetan-astrology/tibetan-astrology.html For Numerology: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/numerology/numerology-calculator.html For Fortune cookies: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/fortune-cookie Thank you and I hope you find something interesting in one of the apps.
  • January 20, 2021 03:32
    Sangita. asked: i want to buy my own house.which mantra i should chant to have my own house.kindly reply.
    pastor answered: Dear Sangita, Thank you for your question. Everything in our lives, whether good or bad is due to our karma. This is karma we have accumulated either in previous lives or earlier on in this life. You can learn more about this here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/discovering-yourself-a-teaching-on-karma-mindstream.html Sometimes, we go through obstacles or need some form of spiritual help to assist us in improving our situations. In these circumstances we can rely on the practice of certain deities. One of these deities is the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. You can read more about this deity and his practice here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/beginners-introduction-to-dorje-shugden.html You can learn more about Dorje Shugden's practice here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugden-teaching-videos.html. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • January 12, 2021 00:32
    Laurence Brahm asked: Hello la. I would like to get in touch with Rinpoche. My name is Laurence Brahm and I've directed the two films including Searching for The Lotus Born Master. I would like to get in touch with Rinpoche in hopes he would kindly agree to an interview with our third production on Guru Rinpoche and also I would like to ask some questions concerning Shambala. I would be most grateful if Rinpoche would email me at himalayanconsensus2@gmail.com Thank you. With respects
    pastor answered: Dear Laurence Brahm, Thank you for your questions. This section is actually answered by Kechara's Pastors who were trained by His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche. Unfortunately, Tsem Rinpoche is no longer with us physically. He passed into Parinirvana in 2019. You can read more about this here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/the-parinirvana-of-kyabje-tsem-rinpoche.html If you would like to ask questions to any of the pastors regarding this, please email care@kechara.com with more information and mention that you would like to talk to one of the pastors. Thank you
  • December 31, 2020 14:46
    Jose Ajuria asked: What are the qualities of the Buddha Dharma and Sangha
    pastor answered: Dear Jose Ajuria, Here is a short article that discusses the qualities of the Three Jewels: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/taking-refuge-by-pabongka-rinpoche.html For a more in-depth text regarding this, please read Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand (https://www.vajrasecrets.com/lamrim-liberation-in-the-palm-of-your-hand). The text describes the qualities and benefits of taking refuge in each, in much more detail. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • December 30, 2020 09:55
    Dan asked: Dear pastors, some vegetarians said egg can eat. While some say no. What is your opinion on this. Thank you
    pastor answered: Dear Dan, Thank you for your question. There are differing views on eggs as part of the vegetarian diet. Some people would say that since eggs we get these days are not fertilized, then they are vegetarian since there is no life involved at that point. His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche was vegetarian but consumed eggs, as long as they were free-range and organic, because Rinpoche was against the battery farming system which produces the majority of eggs these days. There is a lot of animal cruelty involved with battery farming. Most people who do not include egg in their vegetarian diets do this because of the harm is causes the hens during the farming process, and also because they can view eating eggs as taking a life. That being said, within Buddhism, there are certain practices that strictly prohibit the consumption of eggs, as with other types of food. This can be for a number of reasons, which are too long to be discussed here. I would say that most people in the Kechara organisation eat eggs although vegetarian, but that may also be a cultural thing. Some people however, have taken the extra step and live a vegan lifestyle, which definitely does not include egg, as an extension of their practice of compassion for other sentient beings. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
  • December 5, 2020 00:25
    Bradley asked: Would offerings or prayers like Sangsol offering be more potent if we had the prayers translated to the language of a given geographical area? Example in England where Celtic was once spoken? Would the local deities or spirits be pleased we took the time to do so? They are far older than us.
    pastor answered: Dear Bradley, Thank you for your interesting question. Actually the sangsol prayers will be effective when done in any language. There are two main reasons for this. The first is that when you recite the sangsol prayer, you are actually invoking upon an enlightened being first, in this case, it is Dorje Shugden. Therefore, when you make the requests of the local deities to accept the offering, be calm and improve local circumstances etc, it is not coming from you. You are actually beseeching Dorje Shugden to help you in this matter. Hence, it is Dorje Shugden who is communicating with the local deities, not us. Secondly, deities and gods, as they do not have physical bodies, do not require ordinary language. Language as we know it is actually linked to our physical bodies. Local deities and gods, etc, because they don't have the same type of physical form as us, actually recognise our prayers through intention and effort rather than language. Therefore, prayers such as the sangsol prayers are effective no matter which language they are physical recited in. I hope this makes sense, if it does not, please let us know and we will clarify further. Thank you.
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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