Legends of Mount Shasta

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Shasta Indians were one of several indigenous Indian tribes of the area surrounding Mt Shasta

Shasta Indians were one of several indigenous Indian tribes of the area surrounding Mt Shasta

In the language of the Karuk natives, Mt Shasta is known as Úytaahkoo or ‘White Mountain’. It is an active volcano located at the southern tip of the Cascade Range in the Siskiyou County of Northern California. With an elevation of 14,179 feet (4321.8 m), this mountain is the second highest peak in the Cascades and the fifth highest in the State of California.

According to archaeologists, the oldest excavated human habitation in the area dates to about 7,000 years ago. It was roughly 5,000 years ago that the area was significantly inhabited, as shown by the substantial excavation of human habitation in the surrounding area. In the 1820s, the Native American tribes who lived within view of Mt Shasta included the Shasta, Okwanuchu, Modoc, Achomawi, Atsugewi, Karuk, Klamath, Wintu and Yana tribes.

 

Origins of Mt Shasta’s Name

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Shasta is a generic Sanskrit term meaning ‘a teacher’. According to early records dated around 1826-27, Peter Skene Ogden referred to a mountain, a tribe, and a river as ‘Sastice’, ‘Castice’, ‘Sistise’ and ‘Sasty’. He also named Mt McLoughlin of Southern Oregon as Sastise. It is also widely believed that the Wilkes Expedition (1838-42) mistakenly thought that Mt Shasta was actually Ogden’s Sastise.

During the time of the Gold Rush (1849), most maps of the time had a variety of names for Mt Shasta, including ‘Shasty’, ‘Shaste’ and ‘Sasty’. It was between 1842 and 1850 a number of journals and maps listed the mountain as Saste, Sasty, Shaste, Shasty, Shatasla, Sastise, Castice, and Sistise. However, the modern standardised spelling of ‘Shasta’ did not appear until 1850 when the California State Legislature gave the name to ‘Shasta’ County. This name derived by having ‘a’ placed at the end to make it similar to many Spanish endings of other counties in California (usually ending with ‘a’ or an ‘o’).

 

Native American Lore Surrounding Mt Shasta

According to Klamath Native Indian lore, Mt Shasta played a major role in their mythology. The Klamath people lived in the region of Mt Mazama on the Oregon-side of the Cascade Range as early as 7,700 years ago. This estimate has been made due to artifacts, comprising of obsidian tools, spears, and moccasins, having been excavated beneath the ash layers of Mt Mazama. The Klamath elders describe the catastrophic eruption of Mt Mazama that created Crater Lake in one of their legends. Their lore tells of a raging war waged between the spirits of two great volcanoes, Mt Mazama and Mt Shasta.

Klamath Indian in his traditional attire

Klamath Indian in his traditional attire.

The Klamath people believed that the spirits of the earth and sky often appeared and talked with the people. Klamath lore speaks of Llao, who was the spirit of the ‘Below-World’ who lived in the subterranean world beneath Lao-Yaina (Mt Mazama today). On the other hand, Skell was the spirit of the ‘Above-World’. Llao often emerged from his underground world and perched on the peak of Lao-Yaina, and it was said that his head would reach and touch the stars near the home of Skell.

The lake was not even formed at that time; it was just a hole through which Llao emerged from in order to see the outside world. One day while perched high above, Llao beheld Loha, the beautiful daughter of the Klamath Indian chief, and fell in love with her. She spurned him because he was ugly and was from the ‘Below-World’. He was enraged and swore that he would take revenge on her people. He sought to destroy her people with the curse of fire from Lao-Yaina. Fearing for their safety, the Klamath Indian chief sought the assistance of Skell.

The peak of Mt Mazama rises above the waters of Crater Lake, Oregon.

The peak of Mt Mazama rises above the waters of Crater Lake, Oregon.

Therefore, Skell descended from the sky to the top of Mt Shasta to confront Llao. Thus began the fiery battle between Skell and Llao. The sky thundered and the earth trembled as both spirits hurled fiery rocks back and forth at each other (from Mount Shasta to Mount Mazama). An ashen darkness hung over the area for days. All the spirits of earth and sky became embroiled in this battle and therefore created intense fear among the people.

In order to appease the ferocious volcano spirits and to make up for the sins of the tribe, two medicine men sacrificed themselves by jumping into the pit of ‘Below-World’. Impressed by their heroic sacrifice, Skell fought even harder. He finally vanquished Llao and drove him deep down into the Below-World. He toppled the peak of Mt Mazama in order to imprison Llao forever beneath the earth. To conclude the battle, Skell, wanting peace and tranquillity to cover up this dark pit, filled it with pristine blue water.

 

Non-Native Legends Surrounding Mt Shasta

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Since the turn of the 20th century, Mt Shasta has become the focal point of New Age practitioners from all over the world. This attraction has come about for a variety of reasons, but particularly for the legends of Lemuria.

 

JC Brown

According to Leland Lovelace in his book Lost Mines and Hidden Treasures, JC Brown was a British prospector employed by the Lord Cowdray Mining Company of London to look for gold in the mountains of Northern California.

JC Brown claimed to have discovered the entrance to Lemuria

JC Brown claimed to have discovered the entrance to Lemuria

It was said that he discovered a lost underground city beneath Mt Shasta in 1904. At that time, he discovered a cave which sloped downwards for 11 miles. At the end of the tunnel, he found an underground village filled with gold, strange hieroglyphics, shields and mummies, some being up to 10 feet tall. It was said that he left everything as it was and left the cave. The next 30 years of his life are shrouded in mystery.

What we do know is that during this time, he had studied literature, philosophy and in particular accounts of the lost continent of Mu and the lost civilisation of Lemuria. After 30 years, he resurfaced and told his story to John C. Root who proceeded to gather an exploration team in Stockton, California. It was said that 80 people joined the team but on the day the team was to set out, Brown did not show up and he was never heard from again. He was said to have died and been buried in Nevada in 1936.

A newspaper clipping from that time reports about the expedition and the disappearance of JC Brown. Click on image to enlarge.

A newspaper clipping from that time reports about the expedition and the disappearance of JC Brown. Click on image to enlarge.

As he never disclosed the location of the entrance to the cave, his secret died with him. However, many people today remain convinced that JC Brown had actually discovered the entrance into Lemuria or what is left of it.

 

The Lemurian and Atlantean Connection

The Scientific Origins of Lemuria

Lemuria is the name of a hypothetical ‘lost land’ that sunk beneath the ocean somewhere between the Indian and Pacific Oceans. In 1864, zoologist and biogeographer Philip Sclater first proposed the theory of a lost continent in an article titled ‘The Mammals of Madagascar’ in The Quarterly Journal of Science.

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He was writing about lemurs and related primate groups. In the article he states that he found it puzzling that fossilised remains of lemurs were found in both Madagascar and India but not in Africa or in the Middle East. He then proposed the theory that Madagascar and India could have once been part of a larger continent that he called Lemuria. He was right on that account but it was actually the supercontinent Pangaea and not Lemuria. Unfortunately, the modern theory of tectonic plates and continental drift has rendered the theory of Lemuria obsolete by the larger scientific community.

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According to this new theory, Madagascar and India were part of the same landmass which explains their many geological resemblances. However, tectonic plate movement caused India to break away millions of years ago, and move to its present location. The supercontinent Pangaea over time broke into smaller supercontinents. Madagascar and India were once part of the supercontinent Gondwana. This landmass did not sink beneath the sea but Madagascar and India did separate. Sunken continents do exist such as Zealandia in the Pacific as well as Mauritia and the Kerguelen Plateau in the Indian Ocean, but there is no known sunken continent under the Indian or Pacific Oceans that corresponds to the descriptions of Lemuria.

 

Legend of Lemuria

Although the theory of Lemuria’s existence has since been rendered obsolete by newer scientific theories, the spiritual and New Age community continue to embrace it. Since the theory was first presented there have been many spiritualists around the world who believe in the legend.

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In 1931, Wishar S. Cerve published a book titled Lemuria – The Lost Continent of the Pacific. He studied archaeology, geology, meteorology and dedicated 10 years of his life to research. During that time, he gathered many ancient manuscripts and maps as research material. He based his book on the basis of this vast body of texts that he had amassed. In his book he suggests that mankind originated from the Lemurian race. Over the course of time, the environment and climate changed people’s appearance, habits and nature. A cataclysm struck the continent and many believed that Mt Shasta was the last refuge of the Lemurians who survived.

In his book, Cerve explained that 200,000 years ago the world looked radically different than it does today. At that time, North America, Europe, Africa, South America and Asia were joined together in a single landmass. However, much of this land was submerged under water or was swampland and thus uninhabitable. Around 150,000 years ago, these partially submerged lands were mapped out into crude ancient maps.

During that period, an ancient and prehistoric people lived on the continent of Lemuria, which was also called Mu. This continent became the cradle of human civilisation, a sort of Garden of Eden. It seems that most ancient records and tribes have a corresponding myth of the creation of man. This usually takes place in some sort of Garden of Eden. However, thousands of years later, magnetic waves began to move the earth from the east to the west, thus bringing tremendous change to the land. The Lemurians were believed to have kept detailed records.

A map that shows the hypothetical location of the lost continents of Lemuria and Atlantis.

A map that shows the hypothetical location of the lost continents of Lemuria and Atlantis.

In the book, the landmass that connected Asia with Africa began to sink beneath the sea while the landmass that is now Europe began to rise higher. The landmass that would eventually become the American continent separated and drifted apart. As the American continent drifted westbound, it joined with the mountainous eastern coast of Lemuria while the rest of Lemuria became submerged under water. Thus, Washington, Oregon, California, parts of Nevada, Arizona and Mexico are what remained of the eastern coast of Lemuria.

Therefore, the surviving Lemurians had remained in the area surrounding Mt Shasta, which has the closest weather to that of the old Lemuria. According to Cerve, Lemurians were very much like people today. They even had public schools and medical doctors. They lived in big and airy homes and they cooked their food over fire or in special sun ovens. They had public swimming pools and bathing pavilions, in which both sexes freely mingled as they had no issues about nudity.

Interestingly, they believed in reincarnation and were not afraid of death. Therefore, they did not seek to prolong their lives. It was customary for Lemurians to announce their passing to their loved ones and friends several days ahead of their actual death. Once they had passed on, their bodies were placed on sacred soil and a type of lime-like mineral was used to disintegrate the remains without polluting the soil. Lemurians had very advanced technology, capable of harnessing the forces of nature. For example, they were able to propel their boats by extracting energy from a single stone. They also had airships that were powered using the same technology.

The Lemurians had solar powered technology as well. While we have been gradually expanding the use of this technology, the Lemurians were using it freely and on a large scale throughout all their communities. They were able to store the energy from the sun and use it at night for light, heating and as a source of energy for their equipment. By day, they used it for many things including big machines that moved huge items including megalithic stone and wood pieces.

Lemurians are said to have ventured beyond their land on great ships to Africa and colonised the Nile River. There they became the progenitors of the ancient Egyptian civilisation. They had also travelled to what is modern day Texas, Mexico and Yucatan in order to settle these new lands. Those settlers are commonly known as ‘Maya’ and in fact, Maya was what Lemurians called themselves. Hence, the Lemurians became the progenitors of the Mayan civilisation, one of the most advanced cultures in the world at that time.

The large Mayan pyramid temple at the ancient capital of Chichen Itza.

The large Mayan pyramid temple at the ancient capital of Chichen Itza.

The Mayans built magnificent pyramid temple structures, one over 200 feet high and two smaller ones. The Mayans had their capital in Chichen Itza when they suddenly disappeared and nobody knows why. From archaeological evidence, they left in a hurry, leaving pots on the hearths and ploughs in the field. What remains of the Mayan structures were unearthed under thick jungle foliage. Archaeologists have since reconstructed their buildings but are unable to conclusively explain what happened to the mighty Mayan civilisation and what led to its disappearance. Perhaps, they were fleeing another cataclysm yet again.

A depiction of a Lemurian lady

A depiction of a Lemurian lady

Although the presence of Lemurians has never been conclusively proven, since Cerve’s book was published, there have been a number of sightings of strange people around the area of Mt Shasta. They seem to disappear at will, which is an ability possessed by Lemurians. They tend to avoid attention and when they do make the occasional purchase in shops nearby, they pay for the merchandise with gold nuggets.

Lemurians are said to be tall, graceful, slender and with long flowing hair and adorned with white robes and sandals. They look just like any ordinary person except for a walnut-sized protrusion on their large foreheads. This protrusion is actually an organ to facilitate extra sensory perception. Hence, the Lemurians are psychic and possess powers of telepathy. It is said that humans, as descendants of Lemurians do not have this organ. Over time, due to lack of use, the organ disappeared.

 

The Atlantean Connection

In another book by Dr M Doreal called Mysteries of Mount Shasta, he wrote that the inhabitants of Mt Shasta were originally people from the lost continent of Atlantis.

Northern California, where Mt Shasta stands, is actually one of the most ancient lands on earth. During the cataclysm that destroyed Atlantis and Lemuria, the survivors of Atlantis fled to what is now known as Northern California and formed a colony within Mt Shasta itself. However, over time the population gradually decreased. Dr M Doreal, the author, claimed to have visited this colony in Mt Shasta. On his last visit their population was just 353 Atlanteans.

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On the other hand, the Lemurians escaped underground and created huge pleasure cities using their advanced technology that harnessed energies from the sun and moon. They were able to light and heat their great subterranean cities with this technology, which is beyond our own technological achievements. They even knew about atomic energy and the technology to harness it.

Apparently, a great war occurred between the Atlanteans and the Lemurians. The Lemurians lost the war and their entire people, consisting of the Lemurian royalty, priesthood, noblemen and ordinary citizens, were forced to retreat down into their subterranean cities and live out their lives in captivity. The Atlanteans sealed the entrance and established a surveillance system that prevented any Lemurians from escaping. The Atlanteans had cigar-shaped ships that sentry guards used to patrol the area of Mt Shasta. This is the theory used to explain the cigar-shaped UFO sightings around Mt Shasta.

The Atlantean colony is in a huge cavern 7 miles beneath Mt Shasta.

The Atlantean colony is in a huge cavern 7 miles beneath Mt Shasta.

According to Dr Doreal, seven miles beneath Mt Shasta is a cavern that is 20 miles wide and 10,000 feet high. This is where the Atlantean colony lived and is illuminated by a single light source from above the cavern that is said to be light collected from sun and moon rays. The Atlanteans built magnificent homes and structures that are said to have been more dazzling than the finest from ancient Greece. They grew vegetables and fruits and had unique animals in the cavern that were originally from Atlantis.

The Atlanteans did not need to eat but they did so purely for pleasure. This is because the same technology that supplied the cavern, homes and structures with light was also used to nourish their bodies. They also lived relatively long lives of around 150 years. Dr Doreal explained that the last stop of his tour with them was at a temple. This was a temple of learning. He was chosen to be brought to this temple in order to awaken mankind to the awareness of mysteries beyond matter – life itself.

 

The Ascended Masters: Count of St Germain and Phylos the Tibetan

Guy Warren Ballard and his wife Edna claimed to be in contact with the Ascendent Master, Count of St Germain on Mt Shasta.

Guy Warren Ballard and his wife Edna claimed to be in contact with the Ascendent Master, Count of St Germain on Mt Shasta.

Guy Warren Ballard (1878 – 1939) was an American mining engineer who together with his wife, Edna Anne Wheeler Ballard became the founder of the “I AM” Activity. Everything began when Guy Ballard visited Mt Shasta, California in 1930, where he met another hiker who mysteriously identified himself as the Ascended Master, Count of St. Germain.

Ballard’s subsequent experiences took place within the larger North American mountain ranges. Ballard explained his encounters in a series of books titled Unveiled Mysteries and The Magic Presence using the pen name ‘Godfré Ray King’. Guy Ballard, his wife Edna, and later his son Edona Eros ‘Donald’ Ballard (1918 – 1973) became the ‘sole Accredited Messengers’ of the Ascended Master St Germain. Their teachings form the core of what are today called the Ascended Master Teachings.

An artist depiction of the Ascendent Master, Count of St Germain

An artist depiction of the Ascendent Master, Count of St Germain

Nola Van Valer, a contemporary of Guy Ballard, visited Mt Shasta in 1930. She visited the mountain with her husband and some friends during the Great Depression. One day, a man dressed in a long robe appeared to her and she said he looked pure. He started talking to her and gave her teachings and explanations.

She did not have a recorder with her at that time, so she wrote everything down in shorthand. After that encounter, she continued to visit the mountain every year for next 10 years. She was led to a temple inside a cavern and it was there that Phylos the Tibetan would appear to her. Each time he gave her the ‘real teachings’ of the Bible as how it was originally written. Her teachings became the basis for The Radiant School of Seekers and Servers, which no longer exists today.

A depiction of the Ascendent Master, Phylos the Tibetan.

A depiction of the Ascendent Master, Phylos the Tibetan.

 

Conclusion

Mount Shasta is a favourite destination for mountain climbers, skiers, holidaymakers, spiritualists, New Age practitioners and so forth. The crowd are drawn there not just by its raw beauty but by the many legends and stories of Mt Shasta.

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Aside from the Lemurians, Altanteans and mysterious Ascended Masters, Mt Shasta is also a hotbed of Bigfoot activity, and UFO sightings (particularly of the cigar-shaped variety). People claim that the lenticular clouds in the area cover huge alien spaceships when they make their landing. And all of this is not mentioned without bearing in mind Indian folklore of the origin of the place and how they regard the mountain to be a sacred ground for their powerful nature spirits. These are just some of the incredible legends surrounding this mountain. The mountain with its lenticular clouds continues to hold people spellbound by her beauty, power and promise of the supernatural.

 
Sources:

  • https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legends_of_Mount_Shasta
  • Frank, Emilie A.; Mt. Shasta: California’s Mystic Mountain; Photographix Publishing; 1998; ISBN-10: 1888740086

 

Footnote:

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In 2014, Tsem Rinpoche, myself along with Pastor Seng Piow, Pastor Jean Ai, JP and William were travelling up North California. We were on the freeway when Rinpoche saw the Mt Shasta signboard and we were all intrigued. Rinpoche decided to delay our travel plans for a few days and we veered off towards Mt Shasta. We didn’t know anything about it except for the fact that Mt Shasta was famous for its UFO and Bigfoot sightings. Needless to say, Rinpoche was quick to educate us about this. We found the Mt Shasta town a quaint little place with nice vegetarian-friendly restaurants, cafes, new age shops and so forth. During our stay, we drove up to the highest point of the foothill which was above snow level and did a wonderful Dorje Shugden puja (as you can see in the pictures).

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Tsem Rinpoche with Mt. Shasta behind him.

Tsem Rinpoche with Mt. Shasta behind him.

 
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  1. Samfoonheei on Sep 1, 2022 at 1:49 pm

    There are many different counts of Native American legends surrounding the mystery of Mount Shasta. Mount Shasta in Northern California is one of the site of several mysterious and pretty creepy legends for the indigenous Klamath people. These seemingly far-fetched tales that may or may not be true. Somehow it doesn’t change the fact that many people have been fascinated with Mount Shasta as long as they have known of its existence. Shasta in California is considered a sacred place for Native Americans where they believed Mount Shasta to be inhabited by the spirit of Chief Skell, who descended from heaven to the mountain’s summit. The American natives such as tribes Shasta, Okwanu Modoc, , Karuk, Klamath, and Yana tribes to name a few. Mount Shasta is also home to gorgeous sceneries, endless adventures, other than myths and legends. From Native American legends to modern-day urban myths, the many theories surrounding Mount Shasta mysteries. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this great sharing.

  2. Samfoonheei on Sep 27, 2021 at 2:28 pm

    Mt. Shasta , in Northern California, is an active volcano that has erupted at least once per 800 years for the past 10,000 years. It is a massive snow-capped volcano surrounded by miles of pristine national forest. A Mountain of many legends which draws many spiritual seekers from around the globe each year . There are dozens of stories, legends and myths surrounding Mount Shasta, adding to its mystery and allure. The imposing mountain shows up in a lot of tribal myths and stories as the oldest-known human settlement in the area dates to about 7,000 years ago. Interesting…several mysterious and pretty creepy legends, started from them . Legend of an underground city below Mount Shasta…..was one of them. Even though its one of the most creepy places in Northern California yet it is also one of the most naturally stunning place to visit. Looking at those beautiful pictures tells us more . Wow…. Some of Rinpoche’s student were fortunate to have visited this place full of mysterious, and sacred with Rinpoche. Interesting read .
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this sharing.

  3. Anne Ong on Dec 24, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    So interesting to read about Mount Shasta.The lenticular clouds over the mountain quite unique and many said it’s meant to cover UFO ship of aliens…The legends and stories of native American and non native people explored to the mountain have added the mysteries of the mountain.Thank you Pastor David for this interesting article on the legends of Mount Shasta.

  4. Wan Wai Meng on Dec 2, 2016 at 3:14 am

    So interesting to read about Mount Shasta, a place for supernatural and paranormal occurrences. Thank you Rinpoche and everyone who did a puja there and bless all the beings there.

  5. Adeline Tan on Sep 18, 2016 at 11:51 pm

    Mountains are scared. Some mountains are known to be the abodes of some deities. This beautiful scenic snow mountain is no exception since Mt Shasta is full of spiritual seekers and very energised. This legendary Mt Shasta is truly mysterious and intriguing. Rinpoche was very kind to do a Dorje Shugden puja there to infuse positive energy and purify the environment there ,so when tourists and mountain climbers visiting Mt Shasta, they will be blessed by the world peace dharma protector. Thank you Pastor David for sharing this enlightening article.

  6. Stella Cheang on Sep 12, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    This article is very interesting! Absolutely love the part on the ancient civilization of the Lemurians. From the description here, they seemed highly evolved and spiritual. They believed in reincarnation and could even announce their departure days ahead of their actual death. Lemurians relied on advance technologies which did not seem to create much pollutant and that powered their transportation and the societal utilities. Reading about the description of ancient Lemuria cities brought images of sci-fi movies alive. I wish we could have more info on ancient civilization, there are so much to learn about and from them. Thank you Pastor David for this interesting write up. I am sure Rinpoche and everyone enjoyed the ancient vibration of energy at the beautiful Mt Shasta.

  7. Uncle Eddie on Sep 5, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    It’s truly mysterious, intriguing and magnificient indeed, especially in accordance to what Dr. Doreal disclosed, “that Altanteans colony which is illuminated by a single light source from the above cavern, that is said to be light collected from the sun and moon rays. This carvan is 20 miles wide and 10,000 ft high, which is said to be where the Altanteans colony live, and the same technology that supplied the cavern, homes and structures with light, was also used to nourish their bodies. Most Altanteans were said to live long lives of around 150 years, even without food! Dr. Doreal was said to be specially choosen to be brought to this temple in order to awaken mankind to the awareness of mysteries beyond matter – life itself! Thank you so much Pastor David for enlightening us with such intriguing articles!

  8. Pastor KH Ng on Sep 5, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    Such a beautiful and spiritual place. Mysterious and even though I have not been there, Mt. Shasta must be very energised.

    So much mysteries and stories surrounds this place and that explain why today it is one of the centre of New Age Spirituality.

    There are many things in the world that are quite difficult to explain and the Legends of Mount Shasta is one of it.

    Thank You Pastor David of this article. I enjoyed it thoroughly. I hope to go there some time in the future.

  9. Echeah on Sep 5, 2016 at 1:38 am

    Wow this is so intriguing and mysterious, perfect setting for a modern day sci-fi movie. Mt Shasta is truly breathtaking, the cloud formation strange but awe-inspiring. Mountains are sacred. In the Buddhist context, conducting a puja near or on a mountain is not that we worship the mountain, land or beings therein but to acknowledge they are there, show respect, to make offerings, bless the environment and sometimes, to appease. Some people may think it’s superstition or religious mumbo jumbo, but when there, one should never do anything or behave in a manner that disregards, disrespects the beings inhabiting the land or dececrate their environment.

  10. JP on Sep 5, 2016 at 12:36 am

    Mt Shasta is truly beautiful and breath taking. It is a Mecca for spiritual seekers because it is one of the 7 vortexes on our planet. Mt Shasta is the root chakra of the planet.

    Hence, the energy in this area is very conducive for meditation. One can get grounded very easily while meditating near Mt Shasta. I was very lucky to visit Mt Shasta with Tsem Rinpoche as Rinpoche performed a Dorje Shugden puja at the mid levels of Mt Shasta.

    There are many spiritual centres around Mt Shasta, St Germain being one of the biggest and most established. I would highly recommend a visit to Mt Shasta.

  11. Paul Yap on Sep 4, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    Mt Shasta is very mysterious and full of legends, i believes that certain power places has specials portals and access to other world and beings. i hope that in this life time we are able to witness some of this account. Human knowledge is very limited, with the vastness and age of the universal developed since beginningless of time, There are so much more knowledge not known to human, and beyond our comprehension at this moment.

  12. William Chua on Sep 4, 2016 at 6:14 pm

    Thank you Pastor David for the enlightening story about Mt Shasta. Very interesting to know that Mt Shasta is the one place that is still in existence from the Lemurian times. Indeed Mt Shasta is very beautiful and spiritual. The quaint little town surrounding Mt Shasta is full of spiritual seekers and full of energy. When we were there at the foothill where Rinpoche performed a DS puja, we can feel gusts of wind blowing towards us when the puja was being done and when the puja completed, the air remained calm.

  13. Wah YIng on Sep 3, 2016 at 1:06 am

    Very interesting stories about Mount Shasta…The lenticular clouds over the mountain quite unique and many said it’s meant to cover UFO ship of aliens…The legends and stories of native American and non native people explored to the mountain have added the mysteries of the mountain. With such a beautiful mountain, may be it’s no surprise to have Bigfoots, alieans, spiritualists and many other beings attracted to this area .. And thank you for the pictures of Rinpoche and his students doing Dorje Shugden puja at the mountain 🙂

  14. Samfoonheei on Sep 2, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    So mystical and amazing of this Mount Shasta. I do enjoyed reading such a beautiful article and the legends of it.Thanks Mr .David Lai for this write up and those photos shown above its just amazing indeed I did not know anything about it till i read this article…The incredible legends surrounding this mountain and Indian folklore regarding it, the nature beauty have attracted mountain climbers and tourist visiting this Mount Shasta..Atlanteans had unique animals in the cavern but do not eat meat thats great to know.The Lemurians created huge pleasure cities using their advanced technology, sound interesting..Wonderful too to know Rinpoche and team had visited and even did a puja there.
    Thanks again Mr David Lai.

  15. Joy Kam on Sep 2, 2016 at 2:59 am

    Very interesting stories Pastor David, thank you. This mountain is truly captivating and powerful and it is fascinating to read about the different myths and legends. I love such stories about Lumerian and the Altanteans. They actually kind sound like Aliens that occupied earth for a wee while and then disappeared.

    The best part is that the Lumerians actually believe in reincarnation wow! I like the fact that how the Lemurians would to announce their passing to their loved ones and friends several days ahead of their actual death and how they view it as a natural transitional stage in life.

    It is interesting how they had such an advanced technology where they could harness the forces of nature and use it to their own advantage. I mean if they were not aliens then what were they? How is it that they had solar powered technology during that time? While we have been gradually expanding the use of this technology, the Lemurians were using it freely and on a large scale throughout all their communities tells me they are an extremely advanced civilisation… spells aliens to me.

    I also loved how described the Lumerians: Lemurians are said to be tall, graceful, slender and with long flowing hair and adorned with white robes and sandals. They look just like any ordinary person except for a walnut-sized protrusion on their large foreheads. This protrusion is actually an organ to facilitate extra sensory perception. Hence, the Lemurians are psychic and possess powers of telepathy. It is said that humans, as descendants of Lemurians do not have this organ. Over time, due to lack of use, the organ disappeared.—- Now if this does not spell ALIENS then what does?!

    So this proves there are other different special beings in this planet of ours and perhaps still living amongst us. Perhaps why JC Brown a mysterious death on the very day he was to lead an exploration team to find the lost civilisation of Lemuria is because he was just not suppose to discover it let alone unveil it for the world.

    I can visualise the many ancient beings that appeared when Rinpoche did the Dorje Shugden puja there…. all coming to pay homage. Beautiful, hope one day I’ll be able to visit this power place, indeed it is magnificent! Thank you for this post.

  16. Choong on Sep 2, 2016 at 12:48 am

    I know of Mount Shasta as the 7th/8th or root chakra of earth. In human terms, it resides at the base of the spine.

    The other chakra which I know of is Mount Kailash which is described as the crown chakra of earth.

    In energy flow terms, the above two meet, although they resides at the opposite end of each other on planet mother earth.

  17. Sofi on Sep 1, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    Thank you Pastor David for this interesting article on the legends of Mount Shasta. It is amazing that the legends goes so far back to the Lemurians and Atlanteans. I think most people have heard of Atlantis and it’s people whom people usually depict as semi aquatic with special powers. This is the first that I have heard of the Lemurians. It is interesting how both races were so advanced to have the technologies that we are now only developing. Won’t it be great to discover the cave that Mr. JC Brown had found? Would be such an adventure to find and prove if the legend did indeed exist. Come to think of it, the Lemurians and Atlanteans sounds kinda like the mystical country of Shambala where the people too are special.

    Mount Shasta sounds so mystical with stories like Guy Warren Ballard and his family being the ‘sole Accredited Messengers’ of the Ascended Master St Germain and Nola Van Valer meeting a man dressed in a long robe and later Phylos the Tibetan who gave her teachings and explanations. Both Guy and Nola formed their own schools, The Ascended Master Teachings and The Radiant School of Seekers and Servers, respectively. Wonder if it would be a good place for retreats with its strong energies and maybe opening portals to be discovered. One thing is for certain, the blue lake a top Mount Mazama and the cloud formations are so stunning.

  18. Fong on Sep 1, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    Thank you, Pastor David for a very interesting account of Mount Shasta. This really seems like a place full of mystery and legends and folklores. The ventricular clouds really attracts more questions.

    But, I’m sure if one were to go there, one would probably feel the energy. I do believe that there are places on earth where they are energy vortex. Humans won’t be able to answer all the questions that are out there regarding these places of energy.

    Answers or no, it is a very interesting read and really pique my interest.

    • Pastor David Lai on Sep 30, 2016 at 9:16 pm

      Say Fong,
      I think you meant ‘lenticular’ clouds…Lol! They hide alien spaceships or perhaps, Lemurian or Atlantean spaceships. Whatever it is, it does not look like they are arbitrary formations of nature.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, May 10. 2024 02:57 PM
    A card and hard disc from Sean Wang was truly a smart idea afterall. Nobody could imagine such idea but he did it. Placing thumb drives with millions and billions of Vajrayogini her holy mantra in Tibetan into the holy statue. Not only that drawing pictures too . Such a great idea whereby people come to make offerings, prostrate, circumambulate, collecting huge amount of merits for themselves and their love ones. Thanks to Sean Wang/
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/letters-cards-gifts/seans-got-a-great-idea.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, May 10. 2024 02:55 PM
    Reading this blog kindly reminded us of the most cherished people in our lives that’s our parents. Mother’s Day that is on this Sunday 12th of May and Father’s Day falls on the third Sunday in June. Teachers Day too important ……a day to honour and recognise their roles in our lives. Rinpoche always emphasised that we should not avoid the responsibility of repaying the kindness of the people who have helped us in our life. The only true way to honour and repay their kindness is to let them know that their kindness meant a lot to us . Do something good for them or someone else as this practice ultimately gives enormous power and possibilities for positive effects in many lives not just our own life. Simple saying thank you and expressing our appreciation can go a long way.
    Reading all those powerful quotes by Rinpoche gives us a lesson and example.
    Thank you Rinpoche and writers team for sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/celebrating-kindness-20-quotes-from-tsem-rinpoche.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 06:11 PM
    Achi Chökyi Drölma is the Dharma Protector of the Drikung Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. She also appears as a protector in the Karma Kagyu refuge tree as Achi Chodron. Although Achi has a particular committment to protect the Drikung Kagyu, she is recognized and practiced by all lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. To benefit the beings in samsara, she displays a limitless number of manifestations at different times and in different space dimensions. She vowed to protect the Drikung Kagyu lineage and its practitioners, removing inner and outer obstacles , a revered figure in Tibetan Buddhism, embodies the harmonious union of compassion, wisdom, and protective energy. a powerful wisdom-protector who guards and protects all sincere Dharma-practitioners to rely on her. She is also known for her power to confer wealth. She rose to protect Drikung Kagyu lineage while Dorje Shugden who rose to protect the Gelug teaching. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Gen Lobsang Phuljung for this interesting write up

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/achi-chokyi-drolma-chief-protectress-of-the-drikung-kagyu.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 06:00 PM
    Dorje Shugden is a special Dharma Protector who quickly fulfils wishes and sincere prayers. He brings healing, harmony and peace; protects from harm and obstacles and attracts opportunities for success and growth. To promote the practice of Dorje Shugden, Kechara has came up a easy way for more people to understand the Powerful Practice. Presented in six different languages as such in English, Tibetan བོད་ཡིག, Chinese 中文, Hindi हिंदी, Tamil தமிழ், Nepali नेपाली so everyone could access. All those materials were distributed to visitors free of charge at all Kechara outlets. Looking at those pictures of visitors says all of how Kechara had spreads the practice of Dorje Shugden like wild fire. More people will get to know and understand the true stories and benefits of Dorje Shugden.
    Thank you Rinpoche and writers for this great sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/kechara-spreads-the-practice-of-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 05:57 PM
    For the last 60 years, the Tibetan Government-in-Exile has exploited, abused, marginalised and persecuted their people. For the first time in six decades, since the Tibetans first entered a life in exile, we are seeing more and more examples of ordinary Tibetans speaking up against this exploitation. In years gone past, Tibetans would never have dared to voice their objections to the leadership. They have been mixing religion and politics ever since. A majority of the Tibetans in India are stateless, and been sufferings quietly. Hundreds of thousands of Tibetans were killed during the Chinese invasion, prompting the young Dalai Lama to flee into exile in 1959. Because of all the exploitation the younger Tibetan generation are willing to express and speaking up.
    Reading the commentary by a anonymous member of the Tibetan community tells us how those desperate Tibetans experienced all this while and to voice the truth. Interesting read. In order to achieve peace it is necessary to address the root of violence and conflict by having dialogue between the Chinese Government and the Tibetan Government.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/tibetan-refugee-youth-speaking-up.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 05:55 PM
    Coming up with these informative website is a great work of Rinpoche and writers team. With these website it had many people get to understand more of Tibetan Buddhism , great teachers teachings and of course all about the practice of Dorje Shugden. I am one of them , its was this website I got to know , learn, and understand about Tibetan Buddhism and Dorje Shugden.
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands and writers team .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/fantastic-new-dorje-shugden-website-launched.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 05:53 PM
    The legendary Ra Lotsawa Dorje Drak was born in the village of Nyenam,Southern Tibet amidst many auspicious signs of a high rebirth. Ra Lotsawa was a great tantric master and is one of the most controversial Buddhist teachers in Tibetan history who had used wrathful means to subjugate his opponents. One of the previous lives of Dorje Shugden is the renowned lama Ra Lotsawa Dorje Drak, Amongst his great deeds, Ra Lotsawa was known to have renovated many with Samye, Tibet’s first monastery. He also sponsored numerous new translation works, the copying and recitation of sacred scriptures, and the installation of Buddha statues. Interesting read of the biography of this great master. Ra Lotsawa Dorje Drakpa left behind a legacy of many great lamas, practitioners and preserving, as well as spreading this tantric system in Tibet.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/ra-lotsawa-dorje-drakpa-tibetan-master-of-the-vajrabhairava-tantra.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 05:51 PM
    Dorjé Shukden is a controversial Tibetan Buddhist protector deity, believed by some to be a wrathful spirit and by others to be an enlightened Buddha. The controversy that arose from this divided understanding over the last fifty years has impacted the Tibetan Buddhist community globally and continues to be relevant to observers and practitioners of Buddhism the world over. The Yellow Book, based on its cover. It was composed by Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche in 1970, but it was not published until 1973. Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche never intended for his book to be published but somehow it was published without his permission. According to the introduction, Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche authored this book in 1970 based on teachings given by Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, the junior tutor to the 14th Dalai Lama.The original intention of this book was to be complementary material to Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche’s book, Music Delighting An Ocean of Protectors, which was published six years before the Yellow Book. The Yellow Book did not circulate widely until several years later. It is a collection of cautionary tales and teachings but sadly some influential powerful officials and people who had corrupted the Gelug lineage . Interesting read.
    I am looking forward to finish reading this book.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Martin for this interesting sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/dr-christopher-bells-views-on-zemey-rinpoches-yellow-book.html
  • Samfoonheei
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    Saturday, May 4. 2024 06:13 PM
    Firebirds are mythical birds found in the folklore of many cultures. They are often depicted as magical birds with feathers that glow like flames or the sun. The mythology surrounding firebirds varies between cultures, but there are some common themes. In Greek mythology, the mythical bird known for its ability to be reborn from its ashes, symbolizing immortality and renewal. It is often depicted as a beautiful and majestic creature with brightly coloured feathers and a long tail. Interesting read of the stories related to the mythology, legend and folklore in this blog.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/beautiful-1000-armed-avalokitesvara.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 4. 2024 06:13 PM
    Wow….such a stunning sacred image 1,000 Armed Avalokitesvara as gift from Joshua and family for Rinpoche . More so receiving it on Wesak Day is indeed wonderful. Merely looking at this stunning images is a blessing. Its such a meaningful and beautiful gift.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/beautiful-1000-armed-avalokitesvara.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 4. 2024 06:09 PM
    For thousands of years a mystical paradise land hidden within the Himalayan Mountains called Shambhala also known by many names. For many generations, people have attempted to search for this paradise land of spiritual evolution.According to the legend, Shambhala is a place of peace and happiness. The existence of Shambhala is mentioned in the old scripture. There are many legends associated with the location of Shambhala. There are many great meditators that have travelled astrally to this beautiful paradise place sharing and describe their experiences. Reading through this interesting article again and again to understand better.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-mythical-land-of-shambhala.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 4. 2024 06:07 PM
    Cham Dance is the traditional dance of Tibetans. It involves a series of masked dances, which are usually performed by monks and laymen, wearing colourful costumes. These dances are vibrant and lively and are performed during annual festivals. Dorje Shugden Cham dance is one of them, is said to have originated in the Himalayan range and by far the date and year are kept as a treasured secret to this date. The Dorje Shugden cham dance is rare but not an obscure lineage; there are certain monasteries in Tibet who have practised this dance for hundreds of years. Dorje Shugden Cham dance is a colourful and impressive performance, performed by Buddhist monks who practiced Dorje Shugden. The Cham dance is very powerful and through the dance which depicts the truth of Dorje Shugden.There are a few variations of accounts on the history and the lineage of Dorje Shugden, written by various attained lamas in the last 350 years. Collected works on Dorje Shugden written by His H H Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche considered the most accurate account. As describes clearly how Dorje Shugden for many lifetimes had manifested high level Mahasiddhas. Dorje Shugden and his entourage of thirty-two deities are all depicted in the Cham dance as a World Peace Protector. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche great sharing.

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

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

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/aerial-view-of-bodha-stupa.html

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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
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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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
This is pretty amazing!

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

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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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
This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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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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Today we have an inaugural cancer free diet talk and info sharing by Mr. Ooi. Mr. Ooi is a Penangite and like any other man, he has a family to provide for. From colon cancer stage 4,he is now known as a cancer-free man. Learn more about his story and his acquaintance with Dorje Shugden here https://youtu.be/x7i-yXJBUwM?si=A-5O0udxjg52iS58
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Today we have an inaugural cancer free diet talk and info sharing by Mr. Ooi. Mr. Ooi is a Penangite and like any other man, he has a family to provide for. From colon cancer stage 4,he is now known as a cancer-free man. Learn more about his story and his acquaintance with Dorje Shugden here https://youtu.be/x7i-yXJBUwM?si=A-5O0udxjg52iS58
Kind-hearted sponsors sponsored these kuih-muih & flowers for today's puja @ 4th May, 2024. Should you wish to contribute these or sponsor our weekly puja, do contact us for more details. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Kind-hearted sponsors sponsored these kuih-muih & flowers for today's puja @ 4th May, 2024. Should you wish to contribute these or sponsor our weekly puja, do contact us for more details. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations on Sunday afternoon in Ipoh. (KISG- Kin Hoe)
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Rejoice to the volunteers (also kind sponsors) who cleaned the Gyenze Chapel and made abundant offerings to Gyenze. ~ Alice
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Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
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Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
Our weekly Dorje Shugden Puja @ 23/3/2024 . William, as the umze is seen here burning incense powder as we are about to recite the Sangsol Prayer to Dorje Shugden composed by Ganden Serkong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Our weekly Dorje Shugden Puja @ 23/3/2024 . William, as the umze is seen here burning incense powder as we are about to recite the Sangsol Prayer to Dorje Shugden composed by Ganden Serkong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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And here's Mr Wong of KSK Ipoh who dropped by to pray and offered some donation to the Chapel. Kechara Penang Study Group. Pic by Siew Hong & uploaded by Jacinta.
Today's puja (16/3/2024) ended around 420pm, Jacinta was the umze of the day. Pic by Siew Hong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Today's puja (16/3/2024) ended around 420pm, Jacinta was the umze of the day. Pic by Siew Hong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Group photo taken after the last session, sealed with King of Prayers. Come and join us next time! Sayonara - 9-10th March 2024 - Kechara Penang DS Retreat by Jacinta.
Abundance altar! Fruits, flowers, Mee Koo (traditional Penang buns), Bee Hoon, sourdoughs and snacks are some of the offerings to Rinpoche, Buddhas & Bodhisattvas. Kechara Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat 9-10th March, 2024 by Jacinta.
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Abundance altar! Fruits, flowers, Mee Koo (traditional Penang buns), Bee Hoon, sourdoughs and snacks are some of the offerings to Rinpoche, Buddhas & Bodhisattvas. Kechara Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat 9-10th March, 2024 by Jacinta.
Siew Hong, one of retreatants and an active member of Kechara Penang group proudly presented her torma to be used during the Kalarupa puja. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Siew Hong, one of retreatants and an active member of Kechara Penang group proudly presented her torma to be used during the Kalarupa puja. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Torma making was taught by Pastor Seng Piow and held one day before the retreat. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Torma making was taught by Pastor Seng Piow and held one day before the retreat. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat cum Puja, 9-10th March 2024 led by Pastor Seng Piow with 12 retreatants. Uploaded by Jacinta
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Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat cum Puja, 9-10th March 2024 led by Pastor Seng Piow with 12 retreatants. Uploaded by Jacinta
The celebration ended with a Dorje Shugden puja, dedicated to all the sponsors, our loved ones and as well as for the happiness & good health for all sentient beings. May Rinpoche return swiftly too and taking this opportunity wishing all Happy Chinese New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai from all of us, Kechara Penang Study Group. Uploaded by Jacinta.
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Seen here, Pastor Seng Piow set off firecrackers - welcoming of the upcoming year with enthusiasm and positive energy. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Seen here, Pastor Seng Piow set off firecrackers - welcoming of the upcoming year with enthusiasm and positive energy. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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In this pic, Pastor Seng Piow is sharing Dharma with newbies ~ Sharyn's friends. It's always good to make light offerings at the beginning of new year. By making light offerings, you are able to dispel the darkness of ignorance and achieve wisdom. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Mr. Dared Lim was offering water bowls on behalf of Kechara Ipoh Study Group. (Kin Hoe)
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Mr. Dared Lim was offering water bowls on behalf of Kechara Ipoh Study Group. (Kin Hoe)
Jun from Ipoh was offering mandarin oranges to Mother Tara and The Three Jewels. (Kin Hoe)
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Jun from Ipoh was offering mandarin oranges to Mother Tara and The Three Jewels. (Kin Hoe)
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Prior to our puja in Ipoh, Mr. & Mrs. Cheah Fook Wan were preparing for the offerings to the Buddhas. (Kin Hoe)
On Sunday afternoon, Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations in Ipoh. (Kin Hoe)
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On Sunday afternoon, Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations in Ipoh. (Kin Hoe)
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Some of the best shots taken during Thaipusam in Penang. Swee Bee, Huey, Tang KS, Nathan, Choong SH and Jacinta volunteered. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Simple yet powerful ally ~ Bhagawan Dorje Shuden. Kechara Penang Study Group consists of Chien Seong, Hue, Choong SH, Tang KS, Swee Bee and Jacinta. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Uploaded by Jacinta.
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Simple yet powerful ally ~ Bhagawan Dorje Shuden. Kechara Penang Study Group consists of Chien Seong, Hue, Choong SH, Tang KS, Swee Bee and Jacinta. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Uploaded by Jacinta.
Thaipusam in Penang. Some of the best shots. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
4 months ago
Thaipusam in Penang. Some of the best shots. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Nothing beats having a sacred audience with our lineage lamas. It's not selfie or wefie, but we have the best 'groufie'!!! 20th Jan 2024, Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
4 months ago
Nothing beats having a sacred audience with our lineage lamas. It's not selfie or wefie, but we have the best 'groufie'!!! 20th Jan 2024, Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Welcoming our lineage Gurus to our Penang Chapel today! Pastor Seng Piow explained the significance of having Guru Tree and introduced to us our lineage lamas, Buddhas, deities, protectors and etc.
4 months ago
Welcoming our lineage Gurus to our Penang Chapel today! Pastor Seng Piow explained the significance of having Guru Tree and introduced to us our lineage lamas, Buddhas, deities, protectors and etc.
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
4 months ago
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
4 months ago
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Tara Recitation is on now at KISG - Wai Meng
5 months ago
Tara Recitation is on now at KISG - Wai Meng
Photo from Wan Wai Meng
5 months ago
Photo from Wan Wai Meng
A sea of yellow ~usually in Tibetan Buddhism yellow represents growth. We prayed that our Penang group will grow in terms of people, wealth and attainments too. _/\_ Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
5 months ago
A sea of yellow ~usually in Tibetan Buddhism yellow represents growth. We prayed that our Penang group will grow in terms of people, wealth and attainments too. _/_ Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
After Dorje Shugden puja @3pm, we had Rinpoche's Swift Return puja too. We laughed as Sis Swee Bee was commenting that Tang should smile ~ here's the reason why we laughed.  Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta Goh
5 months ago
After Dorje Shugden puja @3pm, we had Rinpoche's Swift Return puja too. We laughed as Sis Swee Bee was commenting that Tang should smile ~ here's the reason why we laughed. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta Goh
5 months ago
Today's (9/12/2023)Dorje Shugden puja led by Gordon. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
5 months ago
Today's (9/12/2023)Dorje Shugden puja led by Gordon. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
5 months ago
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