Living Body of Hambo Lama Itygelov

Jun 12, 2011 | Views: 6,205

Stay pure living in this muddy sea in this dangerous and murky time…
The richness that was gained and kept madly will lose its value and will turn into
the special poison…
Having studied the material life dispassionately, begin to practice
“The Ten Good Deeds” today, without delay”

– Hambo-Lama Ityghelov

In the 20s Hambo-Lama Ityghelov warned his countrymates that very soon they would face hard times: the temples would be destroyed, and cattle would be kept in them, lamas and believers would be prosecuted, arrested, imprisoned and killed.

“But they will not be able to catch me” – said Lama. (Notes: socialistic revolution started in Russia in 1917 and red terror spread throughout the country and reached Buryat area by 1922-23)

On the 15th of June 1927 Ityghelov declared to the disciples about his decision to leave this world and ordered them to exhume his body out of the ground in 30 years and examine it. Then he asked them to start chanting a prayer “good wish to the dead” and then taking a lotus-pose had started to meditate. The disciples didn’t dare to chant the prayer to the alive teacher, and seeing them hesitating Lama started to chant it himself. The disciples had joined the chanting and continued it. After a couple of days, having made sure that the Teacher showed no signs of life, they buried him in the community’s cemetery as he ordered.

Soon, after Ityghelov had left, the mass communistic robbering of datsans started along with mass arrests of lamas and believers. Lamas and believers hid the relics, but most of the relics were destroyed or robbed by bolsheviks. In Aninsky datsan (the main datsan of Buryatia, where Lama Ityghelov spent for 20 years) the central Temple were exploded, later in its ruins the cattle slaughter-house was arranged!

In 1944 Stalin gave a permission for temples restorations and Ivolghinsky datsan was the first to be restored on that place. It became the residence of Buryatian Buddhists; believers brought there the saved books, papers and relics there.

According to the order of Lama Ityghelov, in 1955, secretly, lama XVII Pandido Hambo-Lama Darmaev accompanied by other lamas exhumed the sarcophagus with the Ityghelov’s body. After making sure that the body was in good condition, they had dressed it in new garments, put it into the wooden sarcophagus, filled with salt and put it back into the ground.

In 1973 Pandido Hambo-Lama Gomboev with other lamas had repeated the same procedure: they checked the body’s state, renewed the dressing and put it back into the ground.

On 10.09.2002 XXIV Pandido Hambo Lama Damba Ayushev with other lamas have exhumed sarcophagus and after having done special rituals moved it into Ivolghin Datsan. It took about 2-3 years to take this decision after in 2000 one lama had seen Ityghelov in the meditation, and Ityghelov asked to exhumed his body.

After the body was exhumed, it was kept under the examination and control of the best Russian experts and morbid anatomists of the leading Russian institutions. There are lots of amazing and striking comments and analysis results of different experts, who agree in one: the body of Ityghelov looks as if he died 12 hours ago: the skin is elastic, veins are movable, but only the blood became like jelly. Some of them said that touching the lama’s hands they felt that they were warmer that their own hands.

Samples of Lama’s hair (that fell from his head), some scrubbed skin particles and tiny piece of his nail were sent to Moscow for the DNA examination. After the comparison with the samples of the alive people, the stunning conclusion was made: the albumen did not change its structure, i.e. it didn’t differ from the one of the alives!

To make sure that the body was not polished or elaborated with some conserving substances (kind of mummifying), the chemical analysis were provided. The body was compared with the samples of mummies found during the archeological survey of Manezh. It has been revealed that there are no additional substances in the Ityghelov’s body.

The imperishable body of Lama Ityghelov, sitting in the lotus-pose, now is placed in Ivolghinsky Datsan, it is treated carefully and the believers are permitted to see him.

Ivolghinsky Datsan

Ivolghinsky Datsan

Leaving the body by his own desire during the deep meditation is known not only in Buddhizm (Like Buddha had implemented “parinirvana”), but also in Hinduism (mahasamadhi) and some other ancient religions.

Comment of Dalai-Lama: “Real lama is capable to leave his body during the deep meditation. The meditation may last for years and years. The example is the northern Buryatian lama who is still staying in the deep meditation for many years”.

It is interesting that Buddha Shakyamuni himself used to mention that his study will have its second breath in the very north of its area (which is actually Buryatia, the Northest Buddhists nation). The fact that in Buryatia (in Eghituisk Datsan) they keep the rarest Buddha’s lifetime statue aged up to 2500 years supports this idea.

Translated by Fata D’Oro

Source: http://www.fatadoro.com/Articoli-Sketch/Lama-Ityghelov.html

 


 

Buddhism

Buddhism came to Zabaikalie in the form of lamaism from Mongolia and Tibet in the middle of the 17th century when 100 Mongolian and 50 Tibetan monks settled here. Their active campaign to introduce the new religion to the shamanists was supported by the Buryat aristocracy and Tsar Administration. In 1741 Buddhism was recognized as one of the national religions of Russia. The Gelukpa school was the most common, its founder being Tsonkhava, the reformer of Tibetan Buddhism.

By the end of the 19th century several of the world’s ancient sacred objects delivered from Tibet and India were kept in Buryatia. Among them there was a huge metal statue of Buddha Maidari, Sandal Buddha statue, canonic book “Ganzhur” of 113 volumes and Danzhur of 300 volumes. They contained encyclopedic manuscript of medieval Buddhist teachings in philosophy, medicine, logics, linguistics, astrology and other fields of knowledge. There were also unique medical «Chzhud Schi” and «Vaidurya-onbo», and the only full copy of “Atlas of Tibetan Medicine” of the two preserved in the world. Today the copy of the Atlas is restored and translated into Russian language and stored in the Museum of History of Buryatia.

Buddhists temples became universities where Tibetan, Mongolian languages, Sanskrit, “Five Big Sciences”(religious philosophy, Grammar, Tibetan and Mongolian medicine, technology of arts and craft) and “Five Small Sciences” (poetry, stylistics, metrics, dances and music, astrology) were studied. Buddhist temples used secret rituals, Tsam mystery being one of them.

There were highly educated people among Buddhist clergy. Agvan Dorzhiev, the teacher of Dalai Lama XIII was one of them. With his initiative in 1915, the first Buddhist temple in Europe was built in Saint Petersburg. Brothers Badmaev’s successful medical practice of Tibetan medicine was highly appraised by Russian emperor Alexander the Third. Thanks to their activity and to Agvan Dorzhiev, Tibetan medicine spread in Russia. In 40’s-80’s years of the last century a graduate of Buddhist medical school of Atsagat Buddhist temple Galdan Lenkhoboev contributed greatly to the preservation and development of Tibetan medicine. Today, Tibetan medicine is developing with the government support.

Buddhist clergy is actively working towards Buddhism revival. Old Buddhist temples are being restored, the new ones are being built, Buddhist stupas, symbolic models of the Universe, are being set up in many places all over the region. The Buddhist traditional Sangkha of Russia is a member of the World Brotherhood of Buddhists with the centre of Russian Buddhists located in Buryatia. There is one of Sangkha’s institutions of higher education – Buddhist Institute “Dashi-Choinkhorlin” where young people from many regions of Russia come to study. In 1979, the Head of Buddhists of the world – His Holiness Dalai Lama XIV visited Buryatia.Buddhism is one of the most interesting pages in the history of Buryatia that attracts growing attention. Tourists can visit Buddhist temples, go on tours, consult Tibetan emchi lamas (monks practicing oriental medicine), monks astrologists, buy medicine and religious things and order prayers.

 

Lama Itygelov

The name of Lama Dashi-Dorzho Itygelov is known to every Buddhist in the world. There hasn’t been a scientific explanation found to explain his phenomenon yet.

At the beginning of the 20th century, Lama Itygelov was a Khambo Lama, head of Buddhists of Russia. In 1927, being a high rank jogine, he reached the state of Nirvana. Then he was placed into a wooden sarcophagus and buried seating in meditation. The burial place was kept secret by lamas. In 2002, he was taken out of the ground, in accordance with his will, and placed in the Ivolginsky Buddhist temple.

The event caused sensation in the world. Many studies made for the last several years by famous scientists and research institutes of Russia have shown that the physical characteristics of the body and the brain of lama Itygelov are similar to that of a living body. The Lama is still sitting in mediation posture, his body being warm and soft. He perspires but doesn’t lose weight. He doesn’t need any support and it seems that he gets charged from some energy sources. Scientists believe that the body is in the state unknown to science.

Buddhists believe that in the Itygelov’s body there is Buddha’s spirit and the lama is alive. Buddhists have several versions of Itygelov’s phenomenon.

Lama Itygelov’s body has been enshrined in the middle of the prayer hall for people to come and worship

Dalai Lama the XIV expressed his opinion that Itygelov had gone into a deep meditation but his finest form of consciousness “namshi” is still present in his body. Bogdo Gegen Khalkha Dzhetsun Damba Rimpoche thinks that Itygelov managed to reach the state of imperishable body, as a result of tantric practice, and having left it stopped the reincarnation circle and his consciousness left for the highest spheres. Ganzhur lama Radnaev, vice principle of the Buddhist Institute “Dashi-Cjoinkhorlin”, said that Itygelov’s consciousness might be in the constant movement and keeps contact with his body.

Great number of people from different countries makes pilgrimage to the body and spirit of Lama. People believe that touching his hand or clothes makes wonders and may change life for the better and protect from troubles. A temple designed by Itygelov himself was built to have better access to the body.

In 2005 a manuscript written by Itygelov was found where he forecasted his arrival and revival of Buddhism. His last foretelling has come true.

In the burial place, Khukhe-Zurkhen, a Buddhist stupa has been constructed. In Ulan-Ude there is the Institute of Khambo Lama Itygelov, whose activity is aimed at studying the phenomenon of imperishable body and determining the importance of the event for the world’s history and Buddhist teaching.

Source: http://www.baikaltravel.ru/en/buryatia/religion/buddhism/
 

A Rare Archive Footage of Dashi-Dorzho Itigilov Being Exhumed 75 Years After He Died

 

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

 

Transcript

This is a rare archive footage of Dashi-Dorzho Itigilov being exhumed 75 years after he died.

Bimba Lama, Guardian of Itigilov, said: “When we opened the box, we could smell the divine fragrances. A strong aroma of juniper. It was so wonderful, so good! His head was clearly outlined. The skin on his head was normal.”

Dashi-Dorzho Itigilov was a renowned Buddhist Lama. He became famous for his charity work in WWI. The state recognised Itigilov’s efforts with awards.

On June 15, 1927, Itigilov went into a deep trance, chanting hymns until he simply stopped.

Rada Zhalsaraeva, Historian, said: “He consciously immersed himself into a state where all the processes of the body run at a tremendously slow pace. For us seventy five years have passed, while for him it may only seem like seventy five minutes, or even less.”

Lama Itigilov was still in a meditative pose when his body was uncovered. Buddhist monks took Itigilov to Ivongolsky Datsan where they watch over him to this day.

Bimba Lama, Guardian of Itigilov, said: “Local residents are not allowed to look at him except for 8 special days of worship each year. Tourists are not allowed to here either.

Scientist are puzzled Itigilov’s preservation. Doctor Alexey Azheyev said: “There is no vacuum there, so the body is supposed to decay. But the immune system somehow maintains the balance. I check the body less frequent now. There are no changes whatsoever.”

A biological examination of Itigilov showed that his hair and nails have lifelike characteristics.

After these discoveries, science found itself at a dead end. Professor Leonid Yangutov said: “Everything suggested that Itigilov is a living person. To understand this phenomenon, an autospy is required but we can’t because the body is sacred.”

In January 2005, the head of Russia’s Buddhists banned any medical research on Itigilov’s body.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/RTnews/videos/itigilovs-body-a-living-relic/1614500965273173/

 

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  1. Samfoonheei on Nov 11, 2017 at 1:07 am

    Interesting biography of Ityghelov was born in 1852 and began his religious education at the age of 16. He was well known in Russian history been the head of Buddhist church in Russia. He opened the first Buddhist temple in St. Petersburg and had won a number of rewards due to his work, caring and compassion. Itigelov was a visionary. After the war, he looked into the future and what he saw was a sea change for the Buddhist philosophy in Russia. Although he remained in Russia, Itigelov warned his Buddhist monks to leave the country. After he died his body was buried in 1927 recording to his wish.
    He left specific instructions on how he wanted to be buried and stated that his body would be exhumed after several years. In 1955 and in 1973, Itigilov’s body was examined by Buddhist monks, who were astonished to observe no signs of physical decay. Again in 2002 the body of Hambo Lama Itigelov was exhumated , what they found left them stunned and elated. His body showed no signs of decay still and was recognized as one of the sacred Buddhist objects of Russia in 2003. Monks, scientists and pathologists could not find any explanation how is possible that the body is preserved. I did a research and seem to be the only known and confirmed case of imperishable body world wide.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these interesting article.

  2. Anne Ong on Feb 10, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    This lama is definitely one or otherwise a living Buddha! Still sitting in mediation posture and his body being warm and soft. He perspires but doesn’t lose weight for so long. Imagine that! This article is very interesting, I just couldn’t believe it when I was reading it. This is really amazing! Thank you very much Rinpoche for sharing this very interesting article! _/\_ 🙂

  3. Paul Yap on Aug 4, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    I believe that Lama Itygelov consciousness has left to a higher state while the physical body still in meditation. High Lamas like Lama Itygelov has the ability to control their death and foretold the future. His body will be a very precious relic and object for pilgrimage and offerings benefiting many more.

  4. Datuk May on Jul 12, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    Amazing to know that Buddhism was revered in Russia and in 1741 was recognised as one of the National Religions of Russia.

    Great Buddhist Lamas are said to be in deep meditation for decades and is so proven by the living body of Hambo Lama Itygelov.

    Powerful and true history of Buddhism.

  5. john kennedy on Jun 24, 2016 at 11:54 pm

    http://pchandrasena.blogspot.com/2016/06/the-dead-who-defy-decay.html

    It’s an interesting article. Maybe you’ll enjoy this blog.

  6. Andrzej Jendryka on Mar 21, 2015 at 9:48 am

    Please help lama itygelov. You know.

  7. Jacinta Goh on May 17, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Wow, wow, wow… Simply amazing, Rinpoche. This Lama (with my folded hands) really living proof of Buddhism to this day! Usually I heard of Lama entering Tukdam (death meditation) and body not decomposing although clinically proven dead and then only left the body after several days after BUT this Lama…

    still sitting in mediation posture and his body being warm and soft. He perspires but doesn’t lose weight and it’s for YEARS. Imagine that!

    The greatest of all, by virtue of his BODY, this Lama still benefiting people by generating faith among the people. A revival of Buddhism in that area, just as he had prophesied.

  8. Edward Ooi on Apr 28, 2014 at 12:10 am

    There are many things in the Buddhism that can’t be explained by science, just like some things are meant to be left unknown. If all mysteries are being understand then there will be no more mysteries in this world. My question to Rinpoche is that, is it possible for a highly attained guru’s mind to travel back into his dead body?

  9. moses on Feb 25, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    This is not a miracle this process is simply called selfmummyfication which begins like this first go for a call of nature empty your stomach make your stomach fully empty after that take a fast only with the help of water till death, this process is called selfmummyfication and this isnt a miracle even you can do this. To know more go to the internet and type self mummyfication process. Thankyou.

  10. nidup on Feb 25, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    This is self mummyfication the process of self mummyfication is just drink only water but dont eat any food like this the dehydration process will start in the body and after death also body remains without any decay. There is no any miracle. Read more about self mummyfication on the internet just type’self mummyfication process’.

  11. sarahyap on Mar 1, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    Wow… truly amazing! I mean it is beyond a normal person’s understanding on how this Lama’s body can stay so alive after he has entered clear light for 30 years… and have it proven scientifically!

    It reminded me of Khensur Rinpoche, when He entered clear light, His body remained in death meditation and did not have any sign of decomposition. http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/h-e-kensur-rinpoche-jetsun-jampa-yeshe-1928-2011.html

  12. Joy on Mar 1, 2013 at 3:45 am

    This is proof to us all the highly attained beings do exist in this world. This lama is definitely one or otherwise a living Buddha! These enlightened beings show us that if we really are practicing the Dharma, these are just some of the side benefits…. one is able to control one’s mind and body and remain in meditation for a long time even after clinically confirmed dead. It is also proof that the mind does continue and the theory of a God and just having one life is false truth. How can we go on to think there is a one God that creates everything and except for a certain group of people, e.g Buddhist, everyone else have one life. That is not logically when time and time again we hear of such phenomena. Just think. Even at his state, being clinically dead, body still in the lotus position, this lama is still giving Dharma teachings to everyone that comes across this article or who visits to witness or pay homage. The teaching I get from seeing this Lama is the nature of impermanence, the true nature of the mind, the fact that it continues and that we can really be in control if we practice well and gain realisations.

  13. edward ooi on Feb 20, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    It’s very interesting how after Lama Itygelov have passed away for 86years now and Lama Itygelov’s body is still in a beautiful condition and the scientists proofed that other than the blood of Lama Itygelov, the body is same as normal living peoples. And when the move the body of Lama Itygelov to the temple the body didn’t get damaged. AMAZING!

  14. Adrian Cho on Dec 25, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    This is so Amazing and miracle, that proven for highly tantric practice, it really can deep meditation just leave like this and the body still alive. This is really interested story 🙂

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this post to us.

  15. lewkwanleng on Dec 11, 2012 at 5:52 am

    There are many phenomenas which cannot be explained by science and this is one of them. Another phenomena which amazed me a lot is the death meditation which many lamas did before they passed away and their body also didn’t decompose despite the heat and humid.

    In Wat Muang, the temple with the largest Buddha in Thailand, there is also an undecaying body of Ajarn Kasem, the previous abbot. (http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/largest-buddha-in-thailand.html)

    Thank you Rinpoche for showing such beautiful story to inspire me!

  16. Yoke Fui on Jun 20, 2012 at 7:59 am

    Another proof of ” mind over matter”.

    Till the present day, scientists still can’t find the measurement for mental energy, can’t figure out what is mind. They think mind is the brain, therefore various teats and researches had been conducted on the brain in the hope of finding the mind !

    Buddhism understands the mind, teaches us how to control and transform our mind. What a far cry from all the scientific researches !

    Lama Itygelov is a testament of what one can achieve with mind training.May his example inspire more to go on the spiritual journey.

  17. Wan Wai Meng on Dec 7, 2011 at 2:03 am

    There are still miracles like this in our degenerate age. So lets not let go of our chance to get some essence from our precious human life. I never think buddhism defy science, it just that science has not caught up in its methods to measure the results of Buddhist practise.

  18. Lim Tin Nee on Jul 6, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for posting this blog on Lama Itygelov. To me ,the Lama ,a Bodhisattva,has remained in his imperishable body to convince the world ,especially the skeptics, the teachings of Buddha. Out of compassion, the Lama has used his skill ,The highest tantric practice ,to remain in that state to bring people to the Buddhadharma in this degenerate age . the Lama is an embodiment of bodhicitta. To most people ,seeing is believing.
    Lama Itygelov has the omniscience of a Buddha He predicted what was going to happen to him n his followers ,the destruction of the Buryat area n the subsequent revival of Buddhism.
    I hope the many baffled scientists mystified by this phenomenon n studying the case now, willbe the cause for the spread of Buddha’s teaching.

  19. Lim Tin Nee on Jul 5, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    Thank you for posting this blog on Lama Itygelov. To me,this high lama, a Bodhisattva,has remained in his imperishable body to convince skeptics the teachings of Buddha. It is out of compassion, the lama has used his skill to remain in that state to bring people to the Buddhadharma in this degenerate age. The Lama is an embodiment of bodhicitta. He has chosen to remain in the death meditation for so long because to most people, seeing is believing.

  20. henry ooi on Jun 20, 2011 at 10:33 am

    Scientists cannot explain this nor reenact this in a controlled environment. I wonder why scientists do not do their best to unravel this ‘mystery’?

    To me, it shows that deep meditation by highly evolved beings do make the mind control the body. In this case, maybe the mind is still hovering around and may move on to a controlled rebirth and continue benefiting when the time is right.

  21. Klara Morakova on Jun 19, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    This is amazing, thank you.I saw in Italy, in the Christian monastery the same thing…:-)

  22. Lester Lim on Jun 19, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    My respect! Reminds me of the relic of the Sixth Patriarch of the Chan/Zen school in China.

  23. Carmen Koo on Jun 18, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    Another amazing story where the philosophies of Buddhism has once again left the explanation of science speechless. Before this, being a science student, I used to only believe in theories and explanations of science, because for me, I believe only when proven. But stories like these, and alot of other phenomena that exists within Buddhism has left me with another question… Can Science really explain everything?

    This article is very interesting, I just couldn’t believe it when I was reading it. I was simply stunned. Buddhist Lamas are very compassionate…for the sake of our believes and need of evidence, to convince sceptics, Buddhist Lamas go to every extent to make us question our own minds and make us contemplate deeper, have greater believe and fatih in the philosophies, practices and power of the Buddhadharma, when one’s practices are pure and correct, shunned from the 8 wordly concerns.

    Thank you for sharing this story, dear Rinpoche.

    Carmen.

  24. patsy on Jun 17, 2011 at 12:39 am

    Wow this is amazing!!! Even scientists cant find a reason to this amazing phenomena. The power of the mind is just amazing. It shows that high tantric practitioners like Lama Itygelov with deep mediatation can achieved this attainments, showing us this miraculous powers for the benefit of all beings. It will bring people to have faith in the Buddhadharma.

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for sharing this with us.

  25. yoke fui on Jun 16, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Buddhas & Bodhisattvas use all means to teach and benefit us.

    Lama Itygelov used his “death” to teach and instill faith in us. He is truly the embodiment of the Three Jewels !

  26. So Kin Hoe on Jun 15, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for posting this valuable blog. It opens my mind with the strength of Tantric power, Dharma and deep meditation uphold by Lama Itygelov.

  27. shelly tai on Jun 15, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Shelly Tai on Jun 15,2011 at 1pm
    Is amazing to see this, what deep meditation can do to our body how powerful of this type of meditation. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this story with us .

  28. ngeowchin on Jun 15, 2011 at 11:59 am

    Many years ago, I read a quote from a prominent personality ( a scientist or philosopher, i can’t remember )who said that if he was to choose a religion it would have to be Buddhism because it works.
    The phenomenon of Lama Itygelov is another testimonial of the efficacy of Buddha’s teachings and instructions when practiced at the highest level.
    Such spiritual accomplishment ,scientifically verified will inspire and increase faith in all Buddhist followers in this 21st century. I hope to visit the temple where he is enshrined to pay homage.

  29. Mic on Jun 14, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    Amazing! Well, this is even more advance than mummification, no pyramid needed, no embalming process like the ancient Egyptian and the body temperature is still remained.
    But will he come back alive if he was in deep meditation?????

  30. Uncle Eddie on Jun 14, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Just before Lama Itygelov left this world for nirvana, he asked his disciples to start chanting a prayer “good wish to the dead”. After taking a lotus-pose and seeing that the disciples daren’t chant to a still alive teacher, he himself started to chant it himself. Then only the disciples joined in for a couple of days chanting until the teacher has passed out. Leaving the body by his own desire during deep meditation is said be a known fact not only in Buddhism (like our Lord Buddha had implemented “Parinirvana”) But also in Hinduism, and some other ancient religions. This is supported by our Dalai Lama’s comment, “Real Lama is capable to leave his body during the deep meditation. The meditation may last for years and years. The example is the northern Buryatian Lama who is still staying in the deep meditation for many years.” This event is reported to have caused sensation around the world and there hasn’t been a scientific explaination found to explain this phenomenon yet it seems! Many grateful thanks to our Rinpoche for such valuable, important, useful and amazing revelation.

  31. Sgcawaii on Jun 14, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche, i had been curious about the Buddhism in the European Region, realised that theres Buddhism developing and progressing there from the Boryuts? Georgia of Kalmykia is added into my must visit country in the near future.Once i even came across a temple website in moscow with webcam in the main shrine ! Ha Ha!

  32. Datuk May on Jun 14, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    The Buddhas never give up. Buddhas will use all ways to show us the Ultimate Truth, with the Dharma, manifestations of great Lamas who will untiringly teach us. Yet because of our ignorance, laziness and ego we do not listen as we think of self absorbing pleasures and comforts.

    We, sentient beings truly are losers, not to live in the Dharma and make purposeful use of this precious human life.

    Thank you, Lama Itygelov for teaching us even in death. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this with us.

  33. Sharon Saw on Jun 14, 2011 at 1:25 am

    This amazing phenomenon is inexplicable by science which means that it is NOT the salt that is preserving the body of this Lama. The fact is that the body is still warm and is sitting upright without support, which is not caused by any amount of salt. The only logical explanation is that this is proof of the Lama’s attainments, and is something that is not unusual in high Lamas.

    Thank you for sharing. I hope this true story will make people sit up and open up their minds to possibilities beyond our limited perceptions.

  34. MK on Jun 14, 2011 at 12:50 am

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Thanks for this wonderful posting on highly attained Lama. Woul like to share something interesting that slightly relates to this post.

    A few years back, a documentary was shown on Discovery Channel reg. Mumified Shingon Monk of Japan (Rev. KuuKai) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sokushinbutsu)

  35. Sgcawaii on Jun 13, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    Rinpoche i always been reading about Buddhism in Russia, and Georgia of Kalmykia (love the flag of theirs)is one of my wanted visit list for Buddhist tour!

  36. David Lai on Jun 13, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    What an attained Lama! Well, all Lamas are amazing for being upholders of the Dharma. This Lama is amazing for displaying Tantric power after his passing and in that way, he upholds the Dharma. I believe, such abilities are not unusual in Tibet and Mongolia of old. Tantra has particular power to bestow such supernatural abilities. His holy remains and scientific investigation will serve to give credibility to Tantric meditation and practice for today’s people. Having faith in Tantra, Lama and Dharma will ease many people along their spiritual journeys.

  37. Jace Chong on Jun 13, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing this amazing true story.

    Our perceptions towards things happened in the world are rather shallow, there’s a lot of amazing thing out there which even the scientist can’t explain. Never say never, there are still lots of possibilities for human to explore.

    I read a Chinese article about a matching of science theories with ancient Buddhist teachings, it’s very interesting that there’s nothing to prove a single thing from what Buddha said is wrong, and it’s getting more and more similarity between Buddhism and latest science development.

    I believe there are more “miracles” coming, stay tuned everyone!!

  38. Frederick Law on Jun 13, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    this is certainly an amazing story and discovery. i think the lesson in this story is that, in this degenerate time, when people start to drift away from religion, and started to get close with Dharma and Guru, or to heed the advice, due to the ego, and samsara world that blinded us to see clearly what is coming, because of this many High Lamas and Guru manifest sickness and even death on them self to show us what is about to happen, and it is this compassion that many miracles and extraordinary things happen, to show us that sometimes through religion and Guru advice which can turn our life around if we believe in religion and the Guru. this is just my humble opinion, i maybe wrong. 🙂

  39. Lim Han Nee on Jun 13, 2011 at 10:36 am

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for this amazing account(with the hard evidence of pictures) of a great Master who has manifested an imperishable body, so that the Dharma will remain alive in this degenerate age.

    The fact that Lama Itgelov was able to declare ahead of time that his body was to be exhumed thirty years from its being placed in a sarcophagus for burial, showed that this Holy Being, out of great compassion, was going to manifest miraculous and wondrous things for the benefit of all beings.

    Thus, when his body was exhumed thirty years later and found to be intact, as though he had died only twelve hours before, he was already showing that he was using his body to send home the Truth in a tangible form, of what lord Buddha taught over 2500 years ago. The Mind is the creator of all our experiences and the forms we will take in all rebirths. The state of mind of ultimate inner peace that we can cultivate (Lama Itygelov shows us), can also determine that we can control our death and rebirth and eventually get out of samsara and suffering.

    Being the Bodhisattva that he is, he allows access of his body to people of simple minds and simple faith, who believe that touching his body will change their lives for the better and bless them to overcome the obstacles of their daily life.

    I prostrate in body, speech and mind to this great and kind Lama.

  40. Peter on Jun 13, 2011 at 6:43 am

    But doesn’t salt serve as a ocnservative? A kind of salt (natron) was used as a conservative for Egyptian mummies too. The colour of the skin makes me believe that the conservation of the body is a result of the use of salt during the burial.

    Kunzang Dorje

  41. Gim Lee on Jun 13, 2011 at 3:31 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for posting this blog. This will definitely benefits people who are not so convince of Lamas’ ability to control their own death and performing miracles… this is really amazing as it is confirmed by independent party, the Russian scientists.

  42. Paul Yap on Jun 13, 2011 at 12:21 am

    This is so amazing! Even scientist can’t explain this extra ordinary phenomenon. The understanding of mind in Buddhism is far more advance than science

  43. Phoebe chong on Jun 12, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Wow…. This really amazing !! Thank you rinpoche sharing this from this has proven anything could happen.

  44. Margaretlee on Jun 12, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    Buddhism is really a living religion.

    I believe even scientists are scratching their heads to understand how this state of body is possible. But highly attained lamas demonstrated what to do and how to achieve it to the rest of world, budhhism is never just a legendary story, it is a living proof of science and religion.

    A corpse of lama Itygelov who had gained complete realizations remained mysteriously alive-looking 30 years later after being exhumed, he specifically asked his students to exhume his body for a reason, to show to the world that when we really engage in higher tantric practice and meditation, and with pure guru devotion and holding all the vows, enlightenment is achievable.

    I am hoping one day I will have the greaat fortune to visit Ivolghinsky Datsan.

  45. ysng on Jun 12, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    Most may not have the merits to see buddha’s , but thank goodness we still have the merits to see the results of the practice of these high lama’s. Many people with lack of merits may still put doubt , even though they are hardly scientists themselves.. May many more lamas manifests these miracles so that they may put to rest any further doubts .. There is a whole other world that we have yet to explore. We need to look beyond the illusion we have created for ourselves. There is a better place to be. And when we get there , we can show everyone else how to get there. I rejoice in the eternal bliss that Lama Itygelov is residing in now.

  46. ck liew on Jun 12, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Dear Rinpoche ,

    Thank you for thid amazing story about this great lama. Didnt even know such place even existed ! I do wonder why this lama manifest such ability ? is it to “convince” his follower ?

    actually this is not the 1st time i saw this , in some documentary film i saw sometime back there is another monk from thailand manifested the same ability as well. But that monk wasnt as long as this Lama , but it is still amazing why their body wont decay.

    They must have done some very powerful practice and meditation to enable them to do something like of this nature. Some really high attained lama and monks really can perform supernatural feats.

    Thanks again !!!

  47. Ethan Chu on Jun 12, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Wow! This is amazing!!! Lama Itygelov has proven that with deep practice and meditation and high tantric is able to achieve that. It of course requires a lot of practice, unbroken samaya & vows, guru devotion and dedication. Wonderful!

  48. Dee Dee Quah on Jun 12, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    So mystical & amazing …

  49. JP on Jun 12, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    It’s amazing how the body is still alive after all these years. I’m surprised why there is no extensive media coverage on this phenomenon. Nevertheless, I believe that there are many things out there that can happen or exist of which we are ignorant.

    This article will blow the minds of all skeptics. I would like to visit this temple one of these days and bring all my skeptic friends. hehe.

    Thank you Rinpoche for showing us the endless possibilities out there.

    Love,
    JP

    • Andrzej Jendryka on Mar 21, 2015 at 9:50 am

      Please help me lama itygelov. You know.

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  • S.Prathap
    Thursday, Apr 9. 2020 05:42 PM
    Pujas are definitely powerful and can alleviate dangers and harm immediately to counter the problem and disturbances that is currently arising. It also means that we create demerits and negative karma for ourselves which will deter the enlightened being to help us when we are in need.
    Puja is needed to clear our negative karma and collect merits as well.The instructions given by oracle when take trance is a guideline for us to achieve our goals.Thank you so much for the good article
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 9. 2020 03:08 PM
    In Buddhist tradition, Maitreya the future Buddha,who will achieve complete
    enlightenment, and teach the pure dharma. According to scriptures, Maitreya will be a successor to the present Buddha, Gautama Buddha, presently a bodhisattva residing in the Tushita heaven. Maitreya will appear as the fifth universal Buddha of this world age and turn the wheel of Dharma for the benefit of all. Depicted with Dorje Shugden who is an emanation of the Buddha of Wisdom in this beautiful art painting thangka. Merely looking at this thangka is a blessing.
    Thank you for this sharing. May the artist continue with his good work.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-buddha-of-the-future-maitreya
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 9. 2020 03:05 PM
    Arya Tara, also known as Jetsun Dolma in Tibetan Buddhism, is a female Bodhisattva in Mahayana and Vajrayana. She is known as the “mother of liberation” and is the Goddess of peacefulness, long life and protection. She embodies inner and outer peace bringing spiritual clarity and purity to those who seek her help. Arya Tara who symbolizes the activity of all the Buddhas , to work tirelessly to liberate all beings until samsara is emptied. She made her vows to be reborn in a female form again and again. Arya Tara, along with the Dorje Shugden who is an emanation of the Buddha of Wisdom, Manjushri in this beautiful thangka paints a thousand words.
    Thank you for this sharing , its a beautiful thangka.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-swift-liberator-arya-tara
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 9. 2020 03:03 PM
    Namche Bazaar a traditional Sherpa village is a beautifully crafted Himalayan town which is nestled along the crescent shaped hill slopes. It is truly a place worth visiting by many trekkers who are on the verge of making their journey deep into the gorgeous Khumbu region. It is also the staging point for expeditions to Everest and other Himalayan peaks in the area. Namche Bazaar is one of the main stops on the trail up to Everest Base Camp for trekkers from all over the world. Here trekkers or visitors will get to enjoy the clearest views of the beautiful mountainous landscape of Himalaya. A beautiful place with natural surroundings will be good to visit. Wish to some day.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/namche-bazaar
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Apr 8. 2020 09:36 PM
    He is well known as the father of yoga in the West, who has devoted his life to the spread of knowledge about the techniques of yoga meditation. His Yoga teachings are widely practiced around the world by many from various faiths, backgrounds, races, and nationalities.
    The sacred sounds invite positive beings to inhabit our environment, expels negative beings and brings the sound of growth to the land, animals, water and plants. Thank you for the good article.
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Apr 8. 2020 05:58 PM
    Beautiful architectural and unique structures of sixty-four Yogini Temple of Hirapur, India. It is the smallest temple among the list of four major surviving 64 Yogini temples in India. The temple is beautifully well preserved, quite remarkable given the fact that this shrine is only one of a handful traditional form of Yogini temples in India that still exist. This Hirapur shrine is indeed very unique in many ways. Wish I could visit this amazing someday.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David Lai for this wonderful sharing of the sixty-four yoginis of these temples are believed to be none other than celestial dakinis in reality .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/sixty-four-yogini-temple-of-hirapur.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Apr 8. 2020 05:55 PM
    According to Buddhism, the world in which we live and all that happens to us is a result of our past actions. Past harmful actions create unhappiness results and skilful actions create happy results. One way to purify obstacles we experience due to our past harmful action is through prayers and pujas. The power of prayers derives from the sincere motivation of the person asking for prayers, as well as the pure mind of the persons performing the prayers. It is said that prayers performed by lamas are especially powerful and effective as they are done on the basis of pure morality. There are many types of pujas which can be performed for various purposes for the dying, for the deceased and for sickness. All depending on one request and recording to one’s needs with specific problems . Removing these obstacles will help us to achieve happiness and good fortune in all our activities. We are so fortunate to learn, practice some of the pujas at Kechara Forest Retreat. Many people have truly benefited from these pujas done when with concentration and faith.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this extensive article pujas which I have better knowledge of other pujas other that what I knew.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/the-power-of-prayers.html
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    Wednesday, Apr 8. 2020 01:54 AM
    We all have to realize that there are many strange things that we need to be explore and to understand better. Thank you for the sharing it very interesting to know about the 10 most terrifying supernatural house and place on this earth.
  • S.Prathap
    Tuesday, Apr 7. 2020 02:40 PM
    After reading this article I came to realize I have plenty to know. I get to understand a little much more knowledge of the Body of a Buddha. The details of the 32 marks and there are teachings of each mark.
    Reading this gives me a whole new understanding into Buddha images, and their importance.Thank you very much for the informative article.
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Apr 7. 2020 01:48 PM
    Ksitigarbha is a bodhisattva primarily revered in East Asian Buddhism . Usually depicted as a monk with a nimbus around his shaved head, he carries a staff to force open the gates of hell and a wish-fulfilling jewel to light up the darkness.In Tibetan thangkas, he is often depicted as a classical seated Bodhisattva with crown. He is regarded as the bodhisattva of hell beings. Well known for his greatest compassionate Vow being, that is not to achieve Buddhahood until all hells are emptied. In this beautiful thangka he is depicted with Dorje Shugden an emanation of the Buddha of Wisdom, Manjushri. Dorje Shugden who is a Dharma Protector in order to safeguard the Buddha’s teachings.
    Thank you for this beautiful thangka.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/ksitigarbha-the-saviour
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Apr 7. 2020 01:45 PM
    Machig Labdron was a renowned 11th-century Tibetan tantric Buddhist practitioner, teacher and yogini who originated several Tibetan lineages of the Vajrayana practice of Chod . She is often depicted with the attributes of a dakini, a representation of enlightened female energy. Together with Buddha Shakyamuni, Padampa Sangye, Vajravarahi, Green Tara, Prajnaparamita, Chang Shon, Troma Nagmo and Dorje Shugden as depicted in this beautiful thangka.
    Thank you for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-founder-of-chod-machig-labdron
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Apr 7. 2020 01:43 PM
    Black Manjushri is the wrathful healing form of Manjushri that helps us to heal our deep inner negative emotions and mental suffering. Those suffering from aggressive and assertive diseases such as cancer, AIDS , heart disease or those who are prone to negative emotions. Black Manjushri ‘s practice is indeed very beneficial in healing as long as one have faith. It is widely practiced by Gelug practitioners and other lineage as well. Black Manjushri purifies contaminations and impurities. In this thangka , Black Manjushri is depicted with Dorje Shugden who is an emanation of the Buddha of Wisdom, Manjushri. Beautiful and powerful thangka to have it in our home.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-wrathful-healing-form-of-manjushri-black-manjushri
  • sarassitham
    Monday, Apr 6. 2020 10:29 PM
    Wow! Great to know the effect of mantra stone, an interesting article to know the powerful way of offering and the blessing. I understand that mantra is a form of meditation that has existed for a long time but offering mantra stone to deity is something new to understand.

    Thank you for the wonderful sharing and I am blessed to come across a beautiful message on offering mantra stone and the benefit behind it.
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Apr 6. 2020 03:40 PM
    Kuan Yin is one of the major deities in Buddhism and one of the most popular deities. Also known as the Goddess of Mercy and Compassion . Kuan Yin is regarded as male in India, and slowly transformed to have a female image in China. She is known for her kindness and can also be regarded as an icon of femininity in modern Buddhism. In this beautiful thangka Kuan Yin is depicted with Wei Tuo who is the great Dharma Protector in Buddhism who protects the Dharma, the teachings of the Buddha and those who cultivate the Dharma. Together with Dorje Shugden also a Dharma protector in order to safeguard the Buddha’s teachings. Dorje Shugden who is an emanation of the Buddha of Wisdom, Manjushri as depicted makes a powerful thangka to have.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/goddess-kuan-yin-the-embodiment-of-compassion
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Apr 6. 2020 03:38 PM
    Born into a noble family the 16th Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorje was spiritual leader of the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. He was well respected and consulted by high lamas of other lineages. He was given many names expressing this respect, including “King of the Yogis”. Interesting short life history of a great lama.
    Lama Jigme Rinpoche an accomplished teacher of the Kagyu lineage has once said….
    “Although the 16th Karmapa appeared and acted as a human being, his mind was completely open, without any limitation. He knew everything in an instant and without having to think about it.”
    Depicted in this beautiful thangka with Dorje Shugden who is an emanation of the Buddha of Wisdom, Manjushri. He took the form of a Dharma protector in order to safeguard the Buddha’s teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/his-holiness-the-16th-karmapa-rangjung-rigpe-dorje

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Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
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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.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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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
11 months ago
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
11 months ago
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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Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
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Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
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Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
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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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
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Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
Dear Kecharians and friends, We are pleased to announce that as part of the preparations for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's reliquary stupas and incarnation chapel, mantra rolling sessions have begun in Kechara Forest Retreat. We are calling for volunteers to join us in this holy activity. DATE Daily starting 5th March 2020 until further notice TIME (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 10pm (2) Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm VENUE Art Studio (Kechara Saraswati Arts) Kechara Forest Retreat If you're interested, kindly contact: Wong Yew Kien 012-3717896 or Karen Chong 012-7710289 We look forward to seeing you soon!
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Dear Kecharians and friends, We are pleased to announce that as part of the preparations for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's reliquary stupas and incarnation chapel, mantra rolling sessions have begun in Kechara Forest Retreat. We are calling for volunteers to join us in this holy activity. DATE Daily starting 5th March 2020 until further notice TIME (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 10pm (2) Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm VENUE Art Studio (Kechara Saraswati Arts) Kechara Forest Retreat If you're interested, kindly contact: Wong Yew Kien 012-3717896 or Karen Chong 012-7710289 We look forward to seeing you soon!
Join us for a Peaceful Fire Puja based on Dorje Shugden’s pacifying form. This blessed puja will be conducted at the future site of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s outdoor reliquary stupa to pacify obstacles and for the success of the project. EVENT DETAILS • Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020 • Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm • Venue: Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong Admission is free, all are welcome. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES • Healing from illness and disease • Overcoming obstacles • Purifying past negative deeds and negative karma • Calming the environment, natural disasters and calamities • Helping the deceased to take a good rebirth • Accumulation of merits for spiritual realisations and attainments
1 month ago
Join us for a Peaceful Fire Puja based on Dorje Shugden’s pacifying form. This blessed puja will be conducted at the future site of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s outdoor reliquary stupa to pacify obstacles and for the success of the project. EVENT DETAILS • Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020 • Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm • Venue: Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong Admission is free, all are welcome. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES • Healing from illness and disease • Overcoming obstacles • Purifying past negative deeds and negative karma • Calming the environment, natural disasters and calamities • Helping the deceased to take a good rebirth • Accumulation of merits for spiritual realisations and attainments
Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
1 month ago
Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
Kechara Earth Project- new site at Damansara
2 months ago
Kechara Earth Project- new site at Damansara
For those who did not manage to join in for our Loma Gyonma mantra recitation, here's the prayer that you can do daily at home as a preventive measure to ward off unwanted infections and illnesses, especially contagious diseases such as Coronavirus & H1N1. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 months ago
For those who did not manage to join in for our Loma Gyonma mantra recitation, here's the prayer that you can do daily at home as a preventive measure to ward off unwanted infections and illnesses, especially contagious diseases such as Coronavirus & H1N1. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. To receive the blessings of Loma Gyonma, the Goddess of Healing and Epidemic Diseases, and to pray for all who are at risk from the novel coronavirus to be healed and protected. -photo credit Cynthia Ng - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 months ago
Special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. To receive the blessings of Loma Gyonma, the Goddess of Healing and Epidemic Diseases, and to pray for all who are at risk from the novel coronavirus to be healed and protected. -photo credit Cynthia Ng - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Back during the H1N1 outbreak in 2009, Rinpoche advised everyone to quickly accumulate 25,000 recitations of Loma Gyonma’s essence mantra ASAP, combined with daily recitation of both Loma Gyonma and Shize’s mantra. In view of the current situation with the global spread of the novel coronavirus, you are invited to a special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. DATE: Saturday, 15 February 2020 TIME: 3.00pm - 6.30pm VENUE: Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat
2 months ago
Back during the H1N1 outbreak in 2009, Rinpoche advised everyone to quickly accumulate 25,000 recitations of Loma Gyonma’s essence mantra ASAP, combined with daily recitation of both Loma Gyonma and Shize’s mantra. In view of the current situation with the global spread of the novel coronavirus, you are invited to a special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. DATE: Saturday, 15 February 2020 TIME: 3.00pm - 6.30pm VENUE: Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat
Mr. Chan Weng Khong & Yee Mun released the birds after the mantra recitations. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 months ago
Mr. Chan Weng Khong & Yee Mun released the birds after the mantra recitations. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG has carried out monthly Animals Liberation activity at DR Park, Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 months ago
KISG has carried out monthly Animals Liberation activity at DR Park, Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Children are all excited to the Kids Camp. Lin Mun KSDS
2 months ago
Children are all excited to the Kids Camp. Lin Mun KSDS
Kids Camp 2019 - Visiting Kechara Farm. Lin Mun KSDS
2 months ago
Kids Camp 2019 - Visiting Kechara Farm. Lin Mun KSDS
Children learning to do water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
2 months ago
Children learning to do water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
Painting Vajrayogini tsa tsa during Wesak Day 2019. Lin Mun KSDS
2 months ago
Painting Vajrayogini tsa tsa during Wesak Day 2019. Lin Mun KSDS
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