It’s all done without money!

Sep 30, 2012 | Views: 2,517

Do you need to be rich to make offerings? To do practice or dharma? Is offerings only about money? Is giving just from money? Is giving only subjected by how much money you have? Is the collection of merits, positive energy only by money? Well read below to see the answer for yourself please….

Today I received a very powerful and sincere gift from June Tang. It was pure effort and pure practice combined with pure effort. I really appreciated her incredible offering of practice very much. I thank her so much for using her time in such a wonderful way.

June Tang is a member of the Kechara House Southern Jewel Chapel. This is Kechara’s study group in Johor Bahru… at the southern most tip of Malaysia. For her birthday, June offered an ang pau (auspicious red packet), 4 little mooncakes, and her prayers… how thoughtful.

I wanted to share this with people who always think they need money to make offerings. Is practice, offerings or collecting merit not possible without money? June Tang proves otherwise. It’s whether you want to or not do dharma. My answer is no, you really don’t need to be rich or have lots of money to do practice. Take a look at June’s offerings that is from her heart and very precious. I am so appreciative that I must share this with all of you to rejoice.

She enclosed with it all a sweet letter… Thank you, June Tang. I have offered all that you gave to the Buddhas.

Tsem Rinpoche

 

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Dearest Tsem Rinpoche,

I wish to offer a sincerity gift on my birthday (21-9-12), after I wondering few days I decided to offer my daily sadhana records, a box of mooncake and a small tiny ang pau to wish you long life, good health, continue turn the dharma wheel, all your wishes come true and always stay with us!!

My daily sadhana records as below: 

Tsem Rinpoche long life mantra—-54,031 mantras
Tsongkhapa mantra—————–60,773 mantras
Green Tara mantra—————–206,392 mantras
Praise of 21 Taras—————-483 times
35 confession Buddha————–765 times
Vajrasattva’s hundred syllable purication mantra—26,425 mantras
Water offerings——————-45,740 cups
Full prostration——————20,512 times
Yellow Dzambala mantra————143,815 mantras
Chenrezig mantra——————127,358 mantras
Manjushri mantra——————82,003 mantras
Kuru Kulle mantra—————–3,013 mantras
Kawang to Lord Setrap————-760 times
Serkym offering to Lord Setrap—-41,367 mantras
Lord Setrap mantra—————-336,169 mantras
Kalarupa mantra——————-11,887 mantras
Tea Offering to Vajrayogini——-Daily

 

Best regards,
June Tang (KHJB) with fold hand from bottom of my heart

 

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What a cute mooncake box!

 

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Four little mooncakes… thank you, June Tang!

 


(Chinese translation)

 

这一切都无需花钱!

你必须富裕才能做供养、才能修持佛法吗?供养指的只能是金钱吗?施予的只能是金钱吗?你的施予是由你拥有多少金钱来决定的吗?我们只能靠金钱来累积功德和正能量吗?好好阅读以下内容,为自己找寻答案……

我今天收到了来自陈惠凌(June Tang)的一份十分极具诚意的礼物。这份礼物来自她纯然的努力和修持,再加上努力。我十分珍惜她这份以修持所做的供养。我非常感谢她以这么美好的方式来善用她的时间。

陈惠凌是克切拉南方之宝的成员,那是克切拉位于马来西亚最南部地区的新山阅读小组。在她生日那天,陈惠凌供养了一个红包、四个小月饼和她的祈愿……多么有心思。

我想跟那些时常以为必须有钱才能做供养的人分享这件事。没有钱,难道就不能修持或累积功德了吗?陈惠凌向大家证明事实并非如此,这只取决于你是否真心投入佛法。我的答案是,你真的无需富裕或拥有许多金钱才能修持佛法。看看惠凌用心的供养,这是一份珍贵的供养。我十分珍惜它,也因此想跟大家分享,让大家为之随喜。

她也附上一封美丽的信函……感谢你,陈惠凌。我已将你所有的供养都供养了佛菩萨。

 

詹仁波切

 

亲爱的仁波切:

我希望在自己生日(2012年9月21日)当天供养您一份诚挚的礼物。考虑了好几天后,我决定将自己每日修持仪轨的记录、一盒月饼和一个小红包供养给您,祝愿您长寿、健康、常转法轮、心想事成,时常陪伴着我们!!

 

我的日常仪轨如下:

詹仁波切长寿祈愿文——54,031次心咒
宗喀巴大师心咒——60,773次
绿度母心咒——206,392次
二十一度母赞——483次
三十五佛忏——765次
金刚萨垛百字明咒——26,425次
水供——45,740杯
大礼拜——20,512次
黄财神心咒——143,815次
观音菩萨心咒——127,358次
文殊菩萨心咒——82,003次
红度母(咕噜咕咧)心咒——3,013次
金甲衣护法《献誓愿供》——760次
金甲衣护法《金酒供养》——41,367次
金甲衣护法心咒——336,169次
外阎魔法王(嘎拉路巴)心咒——11,887次
金刚瑜伽母茶供——每天

 

陈惠凌(克切拉南方之宝)合十敬上

 

多么可爱的月饼盒!

 

 

四个小月饼……谢谢你,陈惠凌!

 


More links:

Gifts from Lili Ng and June Tang

Buddha Shakyamuni in KSJC

Setrap Retreat in Johor

Kechara Southern Jewel Chapel (KSJC)

KSJC studying Vajra Yogini via Rinpoche’s Blog

Kechara Southern Jewel Chapel gets a Chill Out Room!

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  1. Moon Chan on Jul 22, 2020 at 4:02 pm

    For me this gift is super precious, its not something you can buy directly with money but comes truly comes with true efforts and time to accumulate. It’s a gift that filled with deep love and blessings.

  2. Samfoonheei on Jan 17, 2020 at 5:52 pm

    Happiness is not made by what we own, it is what we share and giving generously and sincerely. A simple gift by June Tang tells all. Given sincerely from her heart on her birthday to Rinpoche . It’s all done without money, that’s very true and that’s what I consider true generosity for sure. Giving what she could. She give all and yet she feel as if it costs her nothing. But to Rinpoche its mean a lot of sincerity We seek to give with an open, pure heart, with no attachment to what we are .
    Quoted… no true spiritual life is possible without a generous heart. Generosity allies itself with an inner feeling of abundance—the feeling that we have enough to share.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

  3. Yee Yin on Dec 29, 2018 at 10:51 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us the very nice offering from June. I have always thought offerings have to be something valuable and precious, something we use the money to buy. Actually, the offering can be anything, the most important is our sincerity.

    When we make the offerings genuinely from our heart and full of sincerity, we will be able to collect a lot of merits. Therefore, making offerings is not a privilege for people who have the money. I was told the best offering to the Buddha or our teacher is our mind transformation.

    When we put the teachings from our teacher into practice and transform ourselves to be a better person, this will please our teacher the most. After all, the teachings from our teacher are to liberate us from our sufferings and be happy. This is what our teacher wants, for us to be happy.

  4. Vinnie Tan on Oct 3, 2013 at 2:47 am

    Although this gift is not a lot, but I can tell that this gift is given sincerely by June, from her heart. I do not believe that we can only offer expensive things (although it will be good if we can present the best that we can as offerings), but I believe that if we offer up things that we have thought through and really mean it, Buddhas and our lamas would accept them with open hands and be very happy with us.

  5. Jessica Yap on Apr 11, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    Dear June,
    Thank you for such sharing such a beautiful offering! Not only are you kind and diligent and devoted, you’re very thoughful too! So nice to be able to offer this gift to our dear Guru. =)
    I’m sure you’d get this alot.. You definitely are an inspiration to me! thank you!!

    Thank you for sharing, Rinpoche!

  6. Joy on Jan 2, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    Offerings comes in many different forms… the best offering which Rinpoche has often taught is an offering without the 8 worldly concerns…. No money, no problem. For some of us we serve, for some we do our practice like June here, for some we need to our Dharma work well, and some we need to built KFR. Whatever the offerings may be it should be unconditional and sincere from the heart… after you have that motivation of offering with out any expectations.. then it becomes a tru sincere offerings to the Buddha and that is when we collect the merits we so need… in which is a fuel for our Dharma practice, spiritual growth, Dharma understanding and our projects to come to fruition.

    Here is an brief explanation on the 8 worldly concern by HH the Dalai Lama…

    Why be unhappy about something when it can be remedied? His Holiness the Dalai Lama notes that if we avoid or turn away from The Eight Worldly Concerns in our spiritual practice, we can reduce suffering.

    What are you attached to? What do have aversions to? See if they mirror the Eight Worldly Concerns:

    1. Attachment to getting and keeping material things.

    2. Aversion to not getting material things or being separated from them.

    3. Attachment to praise, hearing nice words, and feeling encouraged.

    4. Aversion to getting blamed, ridiculed, and criticized.

    5. Attachment to having a good reputation.

    6. Aversion to having a bad reputation.

    7. Attachment to sense pleasures in general.

    8. Aversion to unpleasant experiences.

    Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/dalai-lama-8-worldly-concerns.html#ixzz2Goa9Hp8w

  7. Adrian Cho on Dec 10, 2012 at 4:02 am

    Rejoice for you June and this is very sincere from your heart, that gave this gift to Rinpoche. It is very inspiration. Thanks for let us knows that without money, we still can do our offerings with our sincerity and it is nothing is impossible.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this meaningful post.

  8. LIM CHWEE SENG on Nov 20, 2012 at 4:31 am

    you can make food offering to monk or renpocek then make a well wishing offering mooncakes to the buddha altar table
    attaiment of boti with this i shall bless you june tung with an offer.

  9. Ash Ng on Oct 25, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    I simply can’t stop myself from rejoicing for my dear Dharma sister June 🙂 She has been engaging her foundation practises for quite some time and I have seen her changed to a caring and responsible person. This has only been possible when she engaged what H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche has instructed. These practises have indeed transformed her mind. Keep up the great effort!!! Cheers 🙂 May you achieve full awakening for the benefit of others!!! Tashi Delek!!

  10. Leu Chong Hin -kH (JB) on Oct 20, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Sincerity and putting effort for our spiritually practice are importance, June Tang are shown us the true practice. Keep going

  11. Grace Leu -kH (JB) on Oct 20, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    我为恵凌感到骄傲和隨喜!她告诉我们只要诚恳和努力,这份心意不是金钱可以衡量的。我为她的用心与真心感到感动。

  12. June Tang (KHJB) on Oct 13, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Thank you everyone ^_^ I am deeply touched by all of your wishes,comments and love. I will keep to heart all of your support and dedicate all this positive thoughts to our dearest Tsem Tulku Rinpoche good health,long life,always turn the dharma wheel,all his wishes can come true.I wish that everyone have smooth enlightenment
    journey !!

  13. Mavis on Oct 10, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Thank you for sharing this with us and thank you June for being an inspiration to us and a shining example of what offerings is about when you are sincere. Happy Birthday June!

  14. HelenaC on Oct 9, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    This is very inspiring and sincere offer to our Guru, June shows us how devoted she is. Rejoice for June, Wonderful offerings 🙂

  15. Uncle Eddie on Oct 9, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    A quotable quote from Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, “Remember, if we wish to make any offering to our Teacher, no offerings is greater than that of our own Dharma practice.” It is said that higher teachings are worthless if we cant even appreciate the most basic and remember to apply them as part of our daily live practice always. This is for purpose of building up a stable foundation for a solid base. Such virtues and merits are said to be of the highest in the practice of offerings made to our gurus! I really rejoice at June’s pure sincerity and wisdom.

  16. Low ksjc on Oct 7, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    We certainly rejoice for Ms June achievement and her sincere gesture of guru devotion. She has always been an inspiration to us in KHJB and I hope she has more beautiful and memorable birthday to come.

  17. Cynthia L on Oct 7, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    June’s action itself is a powerful teaching that we come into this world to benefit others and not to waste our lives away with mundane activities. Therefore, our birthdays should act as a reminder of that. Instead of celebrating by partying and having fun expecting others to shower us with gifts and attention, we should give something back to others. We can buy nice dinner for our family and friends or better still engage in retreats like what June has done. The highest gift will be to repay the kindness of our guru and remember that whatever we know which can help us gain a better rebirth is through our guru.

    Happy belated birthday, June. May your dedication bring you much merit and happiness.

  18. Paris on Oct 5, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Rinpoche,
    Thank you for sharing this and I’m extremely happy to hear about June’s huge accomplishments. It’s inspiring to see how someone who isn’t so physically close to the teacher, without the same large support of a center that many people have, is so consistent, determined and focused in her practices. Thank you June for being a wonderful example to all of us.

    June is also one of the stalwart members of KSJC who consistently comes up to KL to join in activities here, participate in retreats and contributes towards the many projects here, in whatever way she can…. and most of all, she is extremely humble about her practice and contribution. I would never have known she was accumulating these many mantras if not for this blog post.

  19. soonhuat on Oct 5, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Sister June is my new ideal, I do admire her persistance in Dhamar

  20. Sarah on Oct 4, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    Wow…. What a taught full gift! It’s true, offerings don’t always require money especially when it comes to Dharma practice. In fact, I remember many times that Rinpoche mentioned, the best offering we can give to Rinpoche is transformation and practicing the Dharma. I rejoice that June took Rinpoche’s heartfelt wishes and materialized it through her practice.
    Rinpoche has never asked anything from us except to practice the Dharma full heartedly, which is the very reason why we join or attend classes in Kechara in the first place.

  21. Datuk May on Oct 4, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Rinpoche has always taught us that the best offering to our Lama is our Mind Transformation. This teaching alone means that the best offering is totally without involvement of money but sheer practice on the Buddhist teachings which will ultimately transform our minds.

    I thank June for putting to practice what true offering is and the wonderful mantras which she has recited and blessed the environment and beings in her space.

  22. limtinnee on Oct 4, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for showing us how we can spend our precious time doing precious dharma work without using money n thank u June, for showing us by example, how we can practise Dharma purely to transform our mind to increase guru devotion ,to purify n to collect merits.Your incredible achievement shows how determine n focus you ‘re inyour Dharma practice.Happy belated birthday wish to u,June.I sincerely rejoice with u for your great effort u put in your Dharma practice.

  23. lam on Oct 4, 2012 at 12:25 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing what June Tang has offered to Rinpoche such a special gift on his birthday. Rinpoche has shown us that offering does not limit to only money. The important thing is our motivation and sincerity in doing our Dharma work and practice.

    June Tang, I rejoice for what you have done. Your great effort and time put in to achieve your records of sadhana, prayers and mantra recitation will definitely inspire and motivate lots of people.

  24. Sheryl KH (JB) on Oct 3, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    For a newly-join member like myself, I am absolutely amazed by the number of mantras, water offerings, prostrations etc that June has accumulated. The numbers simply amaze me…

    What lies behind these numbers are sincerity, strong belief in Guru and Dharma, perseverance and the dedication to always keep count of what has been done on daily basis.

    This post shows me sincerity does not need to be based on how much has been spent, but rather, it is the thoughts and sincerity that always touch hearts the most.

    This post also shows me that Rinpoche does not need expensive offerings, what touches him is always the sincerity.

    I rejoice at what June has accomplished…

  25. Uncle Lai on Oct 3, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Is amazing to read this beautiful message from June Tang, She is so sincere in her practice and her devotion to the Guru is commendable. The message is so simple but there is a lot of effort and love put in it.
    I rejoice in your effort and is truly inspiring.
    Happy belated Birthday Greetings.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing is beautiful message.

  26. Lyn Phng on Oct 3, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Such a sincere and beautiful gift to Rinpoche who deserves nothing less from a true devoted student who has in turn touched and inspired so many people.
    Thank you June for showing us all what true Guru devotion really entails. An offering from your heart that is priceless and worth so much more than all the monies in the world can ever buy. May you gain many many merits for your loved ones and for Rinpoche’s long life, good health and may all his hopes and dreams come true.

  27. wan on Oct 3, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    The best offering is the practice and transformation which is come from effort, patience, generosity of time, sincere, meditation, moral discipline which lead to ultimate goal of gaining wisdom to enlighten.
    June put her effort, time and her sincere in doing such a number of prayers in her daily among her other responsibilities ie office work, housewife and mother. It’s really show her dedication and how she treasure in the spiritual practice under the guidance of Guru.

  28. shashi on Oct 3, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    i really have to salute June for such a great effort . May you continue this practise further and hope you can get enlightment soon

  29. Girlie Ooi on Oct 3, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Whatever we offer must come from the heart; it need not be something expensive (as in monetary term). The best to offer to our Guru is our transformation and practice.

    June has shown us that what she had offered is something beyond what money can buy.

  30. su_zan on Oct 3, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    This is indeed a very inspirational article. The list of offering is just tremendous. Money seriously cant buy any of it but with the time she had, she had made a different type of offering.

    June, you are a very beautiful person. May your Dharma journey grow and grow and Happy Birthday.

  31. VICTOR PHANG on Oct 3, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    Dear Rinpoche:

    Thanks for the sharing. Sometimes I do have the impression that “rich” people is in better position to practice dharma in this period of time simply because they may be able to do something extra that an average or low income earners unable to provide. For instance, spend more time to practice dharma, to volunteer frequently in dharma center, make luxury offering and give huge donation to develop dharma which would translate into merits. Then these merits may accelerate the growth of dharma seed within themselves and at the same time purify their negative karma and obstacle in learning dharma.

    But of course monetary affordability is not the criterion to / not to practice dharma. With right motivation, commitment and sincerity, one will find way to practice dharma and also can collect huge amount of merits without spending a single cent.

    Personally I rejoice for June, her offering is a very good example to everyone of us.

    Thank you Rinpoche and June.

  32. jp on Oct 3, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    It is great news to read about June’s offering to Rinpoche. I believe that offering our spiritual practice to our lama is one of the highest offerings. The top of the list would be mind transformation. June’s sincerity, effort and focus on her spiritual development is commendable and inspiring. Thank you June.

  33. Jeffrey on Oct 3, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Wow! Very sincere offering. The effort and sincerity of June is a clear sign of how devoted is she to Rinpoche. Really inspiring and and June you’re a perfect example for us to learn from. Practicing dharma and offerings does not mean we need money only. What is most important is how sincere are we in our practice. Thank you!

  34. adrian chow on Oct 3, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Congratulations June and Happy Birthday! Its just shows that it is possible, with the clear mind and right motivation we can achieve wonders. Moreover this is for the Dharma which will help June in the current and many more lives to come. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this story which is truly inspiring to all of us.

    Love
    Adrian Chow

  35. tfreon on Oct 3, 2012 at 11:56 am

    Dear June,
    Congratulations on your effort and happy belated birthday.
    This is a very special birthday gift to present to Rinpoche.

    The amount of mantras and offerings, showed that she is persistent in doing her daily prayer.
    An offering to a Buddha, does not need something glamorous. I have learned from this post , the most precious offering comes from our heart. A sincere heart. Thank you June for this inspiration. Thank you Rinpoche for the guidance.

  36. justin cheah on Oct 3, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Thank you for sharing this Rinpoche.

    June is one of the many dedicated Kecharians and I am particularly amazed by the level of commitment that she has in her practice (especially the distance she is away from our mother temple).

    The fact that she did all the sadhanna and prayers despite she has two kids to take care of, a working mother and also housewife really speaks the level of her commitment and devotion towards Rinpoche. Congratulations to June!

  37. James Long on Oct 3, 2012 at 6:03 am

    June 每晚都会在家耐心的做自己的功课,一天忙碌下来,认真的她会持续自己的功课直到凌晨两三点,之后还得早起,照顾孩子,之后就进去公司。她的那份坚持在今时今日是非常难得的。

    一份礼物,一份供养,不必是最贵重,但是那份心意。我记得仁波切说过,最好的供养就是我们心识的转化。June 愿意走出自己的舒适地带,在马来西亚南部,诚心的完成这些功课,真的为她开心,她也设立了一个榜样于所有的人,工作忙不是一个借口。愿她的修行之旅更加坚定,更加进步。

  38. Pastor Yek Yee on Oct 3, 2012 at 2:39 am

    很多時候,我總以為禮物最重要是越貴重越好,孰不知因為這樣的錯误想法导致我們在送禮時顯得扭扭捏造作,失了送禮的真正意義和心意。

    看到June送的這份中秋月餅給仁波切,心裡想哗,平日大刺刺的她,原來心思蛮細膩的。她的這份禮物帶來的是一份誠意和巧思,讓我這種沒心肝的人慚愧不已。

    禮物的貴重對仁波切來說,完全沒有任何意義,但仁波切卻能從一份禮物中,嗅覺出一個人的誠意有多少分。。。因此,供养上師,可以完全不花上半分錢只要你用心即可,因為你的用心,上師是可以feel得到的!

  39. bengkooi on Oct 3, 2012 at 2:08 am

    I rejoice for June and her very sincere offering. No matter what offerings of food, flowers, incense, precious items, etc we offer the guru, the one that is most important is the offering of practice. Why? Because, your guru wants you to transform, and practice is a sign of that.

    As it says in the texts, what pleases your guru the most is the offering of practice, otherwise the guru is not a real guru….

  40. Albert Ratchaga on Oct 3, 2012 at 1:55 am

    Monetary offering is one of the lowest form of offering to our spiritual teacher, but showing result of our spiritual practice is the best offering, June is the first member from KHJB that i know of, since the first day, she is always so sincere and always give her best offering to Rinpoche.

    Thank you June for showing us one very good example on making a better offering than just money. This piece of paper with the figures inside shows how much you put in effort into your practice, this is not any beautiful word can compare, because action speak the loudest word, you not only showing us the good way of offering, you also showed us what type of element a dedicated student should have, sincerity and integrity. You said you want to practice Dharma, and you really do it whole heartily.

  41. Angelshooi on Oct 3, 2012 at 12:27 am

    Thank You Rinpoche for sharing the beautiful news re June Tang.

    June, I am inspired by your sincerity, commitment, motivation and hard work. And it’s so beautiful and meaningful gifts that you have offered up to Rinpoche on your birthday , which money can’t buy. By doing these you will collect lots lots merits and create the course for you to be ever closer to the Guru, Dharma and The Three Jewels. I rejoice for you June! 🙂

    • kwok wai on Oct 3, 2012 at 1:23 am

      Happy belated birthday June ! Truly amazing and sincere gift I must say and i did not even know when i sat next to you at Kechara Sunday Service. You are humble and sincere and i am inspired by your dedication and commitments. Next time i see you, i will ask you how it is done , wow ! your saddhana is like a shopping list. Kudos to you June !

  42. Yvonne Yap on Oct 3, 2012 at 12:02 am

    这是一份很特别,很有心思的礼物,平时的我们想到买礼物就头大!其实用一用心,就是一份独一无二,很有心思又有新意礼物。

    曾经听同修说过,上师不是要我们很昂贵的东西,一切都来自我们的心。其实如果我们看到自己喜欢的东西,我们能做观想,送给我们的上师。听起来很不可思议,但是这一切,都来自我们的心意。

  43. Louise Lee on Oct 2, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    首先要谢谢仁波切的分享! 还有有祝June 生日快乐!

    当Yen Pin刚来Kechara 工作时,我常常听到你的名字! 常常与我们分享你们KSJC如何成立!还有所有的点点滴滴!

    所谓建庙容易,维持难! 谢谢你们!因为有你们的勇气与用心, Kechara才能让柔佛的居民有机会认识仁波切与佛法!!

    现在人人常常为了两餐忙碌,渐渐地被金钱麻木的双眼!常常就会以金钱为出发点!这样是错的!

    金钱很重要,但是并不代表一切!太过于,沉迷会让我们慢慢地迷失! 

    所以非常谢谢仁波切, 把这份珍贵的礼物与大家分享!

    一份心意, 可以用很多的金钱购买! 
    一份心意,也可以花很多心血、时间与毅力,去完成!

    两者只要是真心,功德与回报都是一样的! 

  44. KYC on Oct 2, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    This is proof that offering our practice to the guru is the best gift. You really don’t need to be rich to practice Dharma. Of course, if we can afford it, we try to offer to the Three Jewels the best we can. Rinpoche has taught us that what we offer is what we will receive at the end of the day. How much we offer up is how much we will get. I rejoice for June Tang. May she have attainments.

  45. Khoo Hou Haw on Oct 2, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    This is such a thoughtful and sincere offering from June Tang. This will take years to achieve that amount. Thanks June Tang for showing us such commitment and devotion. Wish you have a wonderful and successful dharma achievement.

  46. Karen Leu on Oct 2, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    The first thing that came into my mind when i read this was, how discipline & committed she is to carry out her Sadhana. Her dedication is not into wishing something for herself. Instead it is to dedicate to Rinpoche’s health, spreading dharma to more people.

    Thanks June for showing us a good example & happy belated birthday

  47. philyong on Oct 2, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    This is a must read for everybody! What a nice and sincere offering from June. The best gift to offer our Gurus are of our mind transformation.

    June shows this by her dedication in her practice. Her devotion to her Guru albeit being in another state of the country is amazing. Many people who are closer to Rinpoche do not even have such devotion.

    Thank you June for showing the correct method of Guru Devotion!

  48. Lanse on Oct 2, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Dear June, your offeringsto Rinpoche were such a pleasant surprise to me. I was so happy to read and translate this article, and definitely do not mind to translate a longer list of your daily sadhana:)

    I admire your consistency in doing the practices and in keeping the record. I believe such consistency will give you more confidence and strength in continuing your Dharma practices. And you have shown us a good example too.

    All the best, and happy belated birthday wish to you.

  49. tenzin llhamo on Oct 2, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    Wow! Such an amazing and inspiring gift from June. Sincerely from the heart and its priceless! The best offerings in the world is our practices and mind transformation, something that can’t be bought with money. Dharma has nothing to do with just giving money and don’t care about anything else. Giving our time and care like June is really inspiring. I may not be rich but I am super grateful and thankful to be in Kechara Paradise where I can practice and also help the people I come across. Thank you for the inspiring post again Rinpoche!

  50. Gim Lee on Oct 2, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    June Tang offered the most valuable offerings one can make to one’s Lama; the offering of her sincere spiritual practices, how wonderful.

    I am totally amazed and respect her very much for accomplishing such a feat. As saying goes: action speaks louder than words.

    I rejoice for her great efforts, dedication and devotion to Rinpoche.

    Keep up the good works Sis June, you are such a great inspiration to us.

  51. Li Kheng on Oct 2, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Thank you June for showing us that practice and sincerity is most important in Dharma practice. The merits you have collected from your practice is precious and your practice of generosity to dedicate it to Rinpoche is such a good example for all of us!

    I would like to add that we do not need money to practice dharma, but pure practice with results in an inspiring state of being will draw in funds that will cause the work of Rinpoche to flourish.

    May our good example of dharma practice draw in more sincere practitioners and kind sponsors.

    • Sean Pang on Oct 3, 2012 at 4:27 pm

      Hi Likheng,

      I totally agree with you, thanks for the wonderful words!

      @June: what a sincere gift!

      Sean in Shanghai

  52. Paul Yap on Oct 2, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful news and gifts with us.

    Its very inspiring to have June Tang, a lady who is taking care and very involved in KHJB, a working mother and at the same time doing sadhana and retreat in between her daily schedule, and offering up to Rinpoche.

    I wish June always protected by the three jewels and has a smooth dharma journey, and everyone will be inspired by her

  53. Han on Oct 2, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    非常殊胜的供养!JUNE TANG 是我们在佛法修习路上很好的学习模范。
    她的诚心供养让我深深体会在学佛过程,上师最最期望我们给予的还有心识转化上的殊胜供养。
    感谢JUNE 的启发及给予仁波切这么真诚的供养,JUNE, 您肯定是我学习的对象。谢谢!

  54. ERIC LEE KHJB on Oct 2, 2012 at 11:50 am

    其实,以前的我有一个很错误的观念,认为在藏传佛教的供养,是需要花很多的金钱,才能负担的起的。可是,但我看到这一个post了以后,我才意识到其实佛与上师并不需要我们的钱,他们只是希望我们能在心灵的层面上有所提升及转化,那已经是最好的供养了。

    • Shin on Oct 5, 2012 at 9:57 pm

      我以前也常听人家说, 要学习藏传佛教必须花很多钱, 可能大家也听过吧!供养固然重要,但是像JUNE这样以修行来作供养的礼物是非常殊胜,因为菩贤菩萨强调“诸供养中,法供养第一”。 “法供”顾名思义是以法为供品。而且在自己的生日,这位寿星婆并不在等人送礼,反而还先自己供养上师,这是值得学习的, 毕竟修行是多关注别人, 先他人后自己, 谢谢你的好榜样June!

  55. Mayy on Oct 2, 2012 at 10:37 am

    June’s offerings has shown us that the most important ‘ingredient’ in making offerings is to offer from the heart. It is not about wanting to look good but our sincerity and consistency.

    Thank you June. Am so happy for you.

  56. nicholas on Oct 2, 2012 at 9:23 am

    This is indeed proven that making offering not necessarily you need to have a lot of money. Making offering to the Buddha can be in many ways and it always subject to individual condition but one will not change is the sincerity. Be it rich or poor the most important is to offer the best.

    June’s offering really from her spiritual heart and I feel it is one of best. Her dedication towards Rinpoche shown from her dedicated practices. Inspiring!

    Thank you June for showing us the spiritual way of making offering and Happy Belated Birthday.

  57. AdelineTan on Oct 2, 2012 at 9:15 am

    June Tang is such a devoted student of Rinpoche as you can see what she has done and offered so many prayers to Rinpoche on her birthday,fantastic! I personally love to chant mantras a lot,it can help to calm my mind, improve my memories, clear obstacles and even prolong my life as for my case,and i would like to sincerely thank Rinpoche for giving me so many prayers to do and i also will dedicate
    all the prayers to Rinpoche.

  58. Melissa Sin on Oct 2, 2012 at 7:08 am

    Just by reading the title, it has already touched me heart. The devotion she has towards her practice is pure and well motivated. You can tell she’s doing it straight from her heart with much sincerity, as she shows no excuses. She clearly knows money that isn’t what’s really needed here, she knows that money can’t help you when you pass on, and the only thing that can stand by your side is the knowledge she holds of the holy buddha’s teachings and blessings.

    I thank you June for showing us efforts like these are possible, you are a great example to others and myself. Also, thank you Rinpoche for showing us the true meaning of dharma. I hope you had a great moon cake festival.

    Sincerely with folded hands,
    Melissa Sin

  59. Joy on Oct 2, 2012 at 3:03 am

    This is truly an amazing offering with pure sincerity… it is inspiring! It just goes to show that we can all shut up and stop saying we don’t have money or we can’t! What June has done shows her devotion, her discipline, stability, consistency, responsibility, and her firmness in her practice. Her offering is priceless!

    Many always think that an offering is some kind of physical object… well not always and sometimes they are even more valuable then any object in the world.

    Thank you June for such a beautiful blessed gift to all of us… your gift speaks volumes and shows us what a true sincere offering can be even without money 🙂

  60. joey wong on Oct 2, 2012 at 2:21 am

    Wow! I really rejoice on the amount of mantras that she did and what she has offered up to Rinpoche! it is a lot of mantras and practices that one can do. This shows sincerity and it does not require money to do. Sincere students like these are not often found these days I guess, but it is amazing that she is!

  61. ericchoong on Oct 2, 2012 at 2:12 am

    做任何事情都应该具有一颗真诚的心,对人对事,也包括修行佛法。
    但是佛法修行也并不是只单靠金钱可以完成的,不过如果没有金钱的赞助去修建佛堂也行不通啊!
    所以这个矛盾就在这里。。。我个人认为,有钱没钱都没关系,最重要是否你有颗真诚
    的心去学佛和供养。对!报答上师珍贵的礼物就是自己的内心转化,
    去学习上师的好品质,利益众生。因为这份供养是金钱买不到的。
    谢谢你june,法喜

  62. Pastor Susan on Oct 2, 2012 at 1:27 am

    Making offerings is our way of connecting with the three jewels, with our most kind Guru who teaches us the dharma. The offerings benefit the giver more than the recipient. Something to think about.. There are many ways of making offerings and reasons or motivation for making offerings. Rinpoche taught that the real reason is to create the propensity for us to receive the dharma.

    June Tang inspires me by her sincerity and practice. Thank you June Tang and thank you Rinpoche for sharing this wonderful news.

    Here’s a short video for those of you who may be interested to know more about offerings :

    VIDEO TITLE : OFFERINGS TO THE LAMA
    http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/creative-videos-promo-by-kechara-books.html

  63. Cynthia Ng on Oct 1, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    June你那份真挚的心打动了我,看着你把那份每天累积下来的供养献给仁波切,那份心意确实是真金难买的供养,以及那份认真修持的心是我的借镜。我为你感到随喜!

    万物没有不可能的是,只是我们要不要出实现,任何的事情与难题只要我们坚持与持续性的出完成的话,根本不会难倒我们。

    在此献上我迟来的祝福”生日快乐!”祈愿你和南方之宝可以放光发热,把宗喀巴和仁波切的教诲广传,利益众生!

  64. Thierry on Oct 1, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    Sincerity is worth more than a mountain of diamonds.
    What June Tang has offered is a sincere daily practice.
    A gift from the heart, not from the wallet, they are the hardest to give!

  65. Martin on Oct 1, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    It is a precious gift from the heart, out of pure devotion to the Guru. Clearly, practice and sadhana is not something June does only on her spare time. You can only clock up those kind of numbers with sincere commitment to the practice. And in dedicating all those prayers to Rinpoche, June has secured such tremendous merits for herself, her family and her Dharma work. I am happy for June.

    This is an inspiration and this is one gift money cannot buy. Even of you paid something to do it, it would have the same value.

  66. Julia Tan on Oct 1, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    It’s very inspiring to know about June’s preciously offerings for Rinpoche. Sometimes buying a gift is just a few minutes away from choose, pay and wrap. What June had offered takes time to accumulate and it has a lot of care and love in it. We all do Sadhana everyday but how many of us actually bother to record it down and having this sweet thought of one day i can offer it up to my our precious Guru.

    June, your love and care to Rinpoche is beyond words can describe. Thank you for such a beautiful offerings.

  67. June Kang on Oct 1, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    June Tang has showing a very good example to all of us – an offering doesn’t need lots of money. It is a very great offering. Rejoice!

  68. KH Ng on Oct 1, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank You for sharing this with us. June really showed us what sincerity means. While it is true one cannot live without money but the money itself doesn’t buy everything. It is the heart, the effort and the sincerity in practicing Dharma that counts. It is the sincerity to benefit others that accumulate merits and wisdom.

    This is a humble lesson that in Samsara, sufferings are pervasive but Dharma is not. Even rarer is the Guru. May I have the strength to practice Dharma sincerely and be on the way to renunciation.

    With folded hands!
    KH Ng.

  69. PhillisChin on Oct 1, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Such a pure, precious, sincere gift. Rejoice to June Tang!!! ^^,

  70. Siong Woan on Oct 1, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    I rejoice for June to have offered up her most sincere gift, which was done and accumulated on daily basis over a long period of time.

    Let this be the shinning example for ALL who aspire to advance in their spirituality.

  71. DR on Oct 1, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    What a beautiful gift! Any gift from the heart is beautiful; from a heartfelt written note to a tangible gift.

    This gift, i am sure, is a pleasant surprise as June did not make a big song and dance of how good she is that she is doing all these practices but instead quietly did it and offered. To me, this is so sincere.

    May June also be blessed with all that she wishes for.

  72. Henry Ooi on Oct 1, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    I rejoice in June’s labour of love and care.

    June is one of the dedicated members if KSJC and they make regular visits to Kechara for pujas and events. She has also invited a 3′ Lama Tsongkhapa statue to her home. Wonderful!

  73. wei theng on Oct 1, 2012 at 11:46 am

    It is a very sincere, beautiful and meaningful gift from June. June has shown me what is true offering is. It is not about money, but it is about the sincerity, effort and pure motivation that count. Thanks June. You are very inspiring.
    I still remember that there was once we need to do work in Chinese. Although you are not familiar with typing Chinese Character, you find all ways to get the work done. Very inspiring.
    Everyone of us have the ability to do offerings. If we have money, we can do offerings in terms of material. If we do not have money, there are still a lot of things to offers, our practices, our effort and our motivation.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing and show us the real life example.

  74. Lim (KH JB) on Oct 1, 2012 at 11:43 am

    Rejoice for June Tang (KH JB), u offered the most precious, and sincere gift to Guru. Rejoice for u hard work in your daily sadhana, u show us a very good example.

    Thank Rinpoche for sharing this awesome offering that show us “It’s all done without money”…

  75. Wah Ying on Oct 1, 2012 at 10:30 am

    When I saw June Tang’s daily sadhana records, it is just powerful because she does her practice daily and continuously. Thank you June Tang for inspiring we that offerings is not all about money, and to do our practice more diligently and with pure motivation. Rejoice for June and thank you again.

  76. lewkwanleng on Oct 1, 2012 at 3:33 am

    I have learnt that we don’t need to spend any money to make offerings. In fact, all the excuses I gave myself for not doing what i’m supposed to do are mainly my laziness. There are many times I “complaint” I have no money to buy offering items and yet I spent the money on other unnecessary items which only bring temporary happiness.

    Rinpoche has mentioned it many times but I really appreciate June for showing us by example. It is time to get off my excuses and making offerings.

  77. Carmen K. on Oct 1, 2012 at 12:29 am

    June truly exeplifies here that an offering does not necessarily mean a material offering. Like when you offer care, help, love, kindness, generosity, and time to others, which is from your heart, the offering can sometimes mean so much more than a material gift to the receiver, which when and if misplaced is gone but something as intangible as love and care will not be replaced or lost. Of course, being able to afford and buy something to offer is good, but you offer the best you can from the bottom of your heart. It can sometimes mean so much more than a gift that is solely expensive. An offering is a gift in any way,shape,form from the heart.

    The bottom line is to offer what you can, at the best you can, whatever it costs you, because sincerity cannot be bought.

    June, your consistency in doing your daily sadhana and mantra recitation is extremely commendable. May it fruition into you gaining attainments and realise the results of your consistent practise. 🙂

  78. Elena on Sep 30, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    If you think about it, what really is impressive about June isn’t the numbers, but what’s behind the numbers which is the commitment and consistency to her practice. She’s not in Dharma full-time, and has external work commitments yet managed to complete these numbers. What about the rest of us who ARE in full-time Dharma? 😉

  79. Andrew Boon on Sep 30, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    It clearly shows that sincerity is and always is the key to making any form of offerings to our Lama. In fact, the best and truest form of offering is the transformation of our minds… that would be the ultimate as our Lama is here to make us confront our delusions and attachments. And this cost absolutely NOTHING! It brings back memories of the homeless lady in Bangkok that gave Rinpoche EVERYTHING she owned. To us it may not have been much but it was her everything. It once again highlights the sincerity of giving! For those of you who may have missed this post, here is the link: http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/letters-cards-gifts/yesterday-i-experienced-true-generosity.html

  80. Sock Wan on Sep 30, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Indeed, offerings can be anything, we often think offering is money. In fact, it can be anything, as simple as offering our daily sadhana, our giving up of bad habit. It is so simple, start doing offering now to collect merits to support our spiritual development.

  81. abby F on Sep 30, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    June的这份礼物,是非常珍贵的。尤其当这个世界都盛传这一句“名言”:金钱可以买到时间,就好比有经济能力乘搭飞机到某个远处,就可以省下我们的时间;又或者金钱能买到方便、有钱使得鬼推磨等。因此这个社会视金钱为一切,以为钱可以取代所有。

    然而,June却保持一颗真诚的心,她清楚了解用心修持佛法,就是给上师最好的礼物。这是她了解及体会仁波切教诲的表现!心识的转化,是给上师最无上的供养。这是仁波切一再强调的事。谢谢June启发了大部分的人,因为大部分的人也不是什么大富大贵之人。

    仁波切初到马来西亚时也没什么钱。他供奉佛菩萨的供品,也不是什么上品。当时他用了塑料制的东西做供品,难道他的供养之心,就因为这样而不成立了吗?如果是这样,很多很多没什么经济能力的喇嘛全都修行没成就了吗?显然不是。 🙂

    • Chris Tan on Oct 4, 2012 at 3:56 pm

      Abby, 谢谢你在这里提到当时仁波切初到马来西亚时也没什么钱,当时的仁波切用的是吃剩的果冻杯来当作供杯。目的是为了持续他的修持佛法,及对佛菩萨供养。即使口袋里没有多余的零用钱却不会拿这当借口而停止或阻止他的修行。

      象阿June这样,我非常敬佩她对佛菩萨非常坚定的信念。也祝愿她在佛法修持的道路上更加大放异彩。

  82. Wan Wai Meng on Sep 30, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Dear June what you have done is so beautiful and so inspirational. Thank for showing your devotion and methods for us to make offering to a real spiritual teacher.

  83. Sharon Saw on Sep 30, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Dear Rinpoche

    Thank you for sharing this lovely gift from June! It is so true that an offering does not need money. It doesn’t mean that expensive gifts earn less merit but that care and sincerity are most important, regardless of cost.

    It is a very wonderful offering of prayers and effort. I rejoice for June!

    love
    Sharon

  84. yenpin on Sep 30, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    我为你感到随喜,你终于完成你的心愿。

    你这份礼物诚意满满,你不许要花很多金钱,而且又很有意义。

    你的坚持和努力我为你随喜,随喜,随喜。不敢你遇到什么问题和困难只要你有诚意,坚持和努力

    一定能完成任何心愿。我会为你加油!!!

    朋友!!加油吧 ^_^!!!

  85. adeline woon on Sep 30, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    How wonderful is June to offer her practice! I am really amazed with the amount of time she used for all on the list to be done. She has shown us very good qualities of devotion, persistent and effort! Not only that she did all her practice, she actually traveled from JB to KL to present those gifts herself and attended Pastor Yek Yee’s class on Refuge yesterday. June stayed for Kechara Sunday Service and Sunday Dharma class too! What’s more beneficial than to spend our weekends in dharma?

  86. Sofi on Sep 30, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Thanks June for inspiring us. Wish u a belated birthday and may u continue to inspire us with ur dharmic practise. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us. This open my mind to how sincerity in our oferings can mean much more than simply offering of money. Efforts that we put into our dharma practises are the best offerings to our Guru, the Buddhas, ourselves and all sentient beings.

  87. william on Sep 30, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Nothing is more sincere that a gift from the heart. Sincerity and efforts really counts. June’s gift to Rinpoche is a great inspiration and example for us to do more in Dharma. Definitely not everything is about money!

  88. Lim Tat Ming on Sep 30, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    I like your sincerity gift, June! Your offering of your spiritual practices and accomplishments are the best offerings that pleases our lama the most. I rejoice in your thoughtfulness in celebrating your birthday with this offering to Rinpoche.

  89. lucy yap on Sep 30, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    Happy Birthday June,
    Your offering is real,given from the heart and carefully pre planned.
    The value of the gift is not as important as it’s presentation and the thoughtfulness behind the giving.
    A beautiful gift done with a thoughtful heart and pure devotion to her practice.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us June’s offering.

  90. David Lai on Sep 30, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Like everyone has mentioned, this is inspirational but why do we want to engage in such extended practices? Rinpoche has mentioned that it is a powerful way to purify our negative karma and amass merit for our wishes to be fulfilled and for our Dharma work to grow and increase. Retreats and rituals can be very powerful means to set our life straight and if we are in need of a direction, it will become more apparent. Also, the Dharma would be clearer and easier to be absorbed and transformation to occur.

  91. Jay Jae on Sep 30, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    June is really dedicated to her practice and Rinpoche. What is really inspiring is not only the thoughtfulness of her practice but also her consistency in making these offerings.

    I sincerely rejoice in June’s offering to Rinpoche and aspire to be like her as well.

    I like it when we think of our Lama on celebrations such as the mid autumn festival, we offer our Lama our practice which will make our Lama super happy because he has seen us put our effort into our practice.

  92. Joe Ang on Sep 30, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Thanks to June Tang for being an inspiration to many others that offerings need not be all about material and money. The sincerest form of offering is one’s consistency in his/her practise and June have just reminded me that. 🙂

    Thank you June. You are a very good example of a true Dharma practitioner.

    May KSJC continue to grow and reach out to benefit more people in the southern part of Malaysia.
    😉

  93. Lim Han Nee on Sep 30, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Very beautiful gifts indeed, coming from the heart of June Tang. When we give sincerely from the heart, our daily practice, that is a powerful gesture of pure Guru Devotion. Thank you June for showing us a fine example of a pure gift.

  94. patsy on Sep 30, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    The best offering to the Buddha or Guru is not how much money one can give but how much effort one puts in towards that gift. June has devoted her time and effort towards her spiritual growth and has spent countless of hours doing sadhanas, mantras, tea offerings and prostrations and dedicated all to Rinpoche’s good health and long
    life. This is something that money cannot buy. It shows her sincerity and love for Rinpoche and her willingness to sacrifice her comfort zone for her dharma practice.

    I wish June a Happy Birthday and that her dharma practice will flourish and may she inspire and motivate others to practice the dharma. Thank you, Rinpoche! Thank you, June!

  95. Irene Lim on Sep 30, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Offering that comes from the heart is the most meaningful. June you you are beautiful!

  96. choi sheem on Sep 30, 2012 at 11:50 am

    This is a very sincere and meaningful gift that June have offered to Rinpoche. It is really a lot of prayers that have been accumulated. Thank you Rinpoche for showing us one of the many ways that one can make offerings.

  97. Valentina Suhendra on Sep 30, 2012 at 11:16 am

    My simple thought about money and offerings. What moves me about the gift is the sincere motivation behind it. I really like the fact that June is offering it’s practice.

    When I first met Rinpoche 6 years ago, I did not have much personal money. I could ask very little of my parents support back then. Thus, I just offered humble gifts, my small donation to some charity cause and prostration practice. I really think that due to these offerings, I am able to do what I am doing now and gained the much needed support. Money is important of course because without it, we are limited in our capacity to do anything. But the motivation behind it counts even more than what we offered.

    I pray that June Kang’s practice will fluorish fast and that she can bring Dharma to millions of people.

  98. Valentina Suhendra on Sep 30, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Nice gift June Tang

  99. Ron on Sep 30, 2012 at 11:01 am

    The best offering is our effort on dharma practises & the transformation of the mind. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing such inspirational story of June for reminding & showing me how.

  100. Li Kim on Sep 30, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Money is not the primary criteria for one’s spiritual journey, thus includes to say that it is not necessary for offerings. Sincerity and good motivation is free 🙂

    Of course if one has money and can make sponsorships for the dharma to grow it is great but again, it does not mean without money you cannot make offerings and be spiritual.

  101. benji on Sep 30, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Sister June is an inspiration!

  102. Thomas Marechal on Sep 30, 2012 at 6:41 am

    Thanks you thanks you thanks you I rejoice on this virtues action and follow this great example

  103. sweekeong on Sep 30, 2012 at 5:22 am

    When I saw the amount of prayers and mantras she did I thought it is unbelievable. June is very dedicated in making prayers. The amount of effort and time to achieve such numbers will make others notice, pick up Dharma practices and have faith in it without giving up easily.

    Everyone’s situation is different, some has more money, some has more time, some has more of both, and some has less of both. The giver giving time or money are the is practicing generosity. Since generosity is a virtue, the first virtue of the six perfections, therefore the result is merit. Not only that spending time and effort to do the prayers develop one’s patient, persistence, and concentration. Because prayers are used to improve our mind which will lead us to be able more virtue in the future thus is a form of discipline. I believe these five perfections are being developed thus it is of great virtue and merits. I am happy to hear about June’s dedication which will motivate others to practice with enthusiasm. 🙂 Thank you June!

  104. Jace on Sep 30, 2012 at 5:12 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this with us, and thank you June for showing us what is true offering.

    Offerings to Buddha is not how beautiful the offering is nor how much it costs, it’s about how much effort we made to offer. I am really touched by such a devoted student who dedicate literally all precious things she has to the Guru. How auspicious it is to offer all Sadhana prayers to our Guru.

    June, you are really thoughtful and value the Dharma well. Thanks for teaching us a good lesson. Rejoice for you! Wish you a happy birthday, may you have a wonderful spiritual journey! 加油!:-)

  105. Edvin Stokic on Sep 30, 2012 at 4:57 am

    Devotion so pure is very hard to find and not many will practice to gain insight for the benefit of others but merely for worldly results.
    June you are very inspirational and beautiful being.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Apr 12. 2021 04:12 PM
    Looking at those very unique house been built simply stunning. Creatively with nature indeed , salute to those architecture who has such a wild ideas and innovations building such an incredibly unique houses in nature. No easy though but everything is possible.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/into-the-wild.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Apr 12. 2021 04:11 PM
    Truly stunning Kuanyin Statue also know as”Goddess of Mercy” Statue designed by Portuguese architect . Very serene with the huge golden statue seemingly floating over the sea at high tide. One of the underrated landmarks in Macau. It is believed that when this statue is built, Macau has become more prosperous, peaceful and economically better. Many locals and tourist visited this beautiful Statue and it’s a popular spot where they will walk along the sea watching sunset. Merely by looking at this Statue is a blessing. Those beautiful pictures tells us all.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/kuan-yin-of-macau-city.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Apr 12. 2021 04:07 PM
    Beautiful Yonghe Temple in Beijing, China known to some locals as the‘Palace of Peace and Harmony Lama Temple’ has three world-record masterpieces. This temple is a temple and monastery of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism built during the reign of Emperor Kang Xi (1694). Very impressive buildings and a great insight into Chinese Buddhist temples with 300 years of history . The building and artwork of the temple is a combination of Han Chinese and Tibetan styles.
    Looking at the restoration and conservation work of the Lama Tsongkhapa Statue in Yong He Gong is not easy after all. Thanks to Liu Yuming,77, restoration masters of China’s Cultural Relics. He had done a good job helping to preserve those rare cultural relics left in China. It is indeed a uphill task that needs a lot of patience , skill, delicate , and love . Interesting read even though it an old post. Would love to see this master piece of Lama Tsongkhapa Statue one day .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/an-age-of-restoration.html
  • sarassitham
    Monday, Apr 12. 2021 01:47 PM
    Sometimes a single image can speak much louder than words. It’s very painful to see the abused and made to suffer of a Monkey and Child.

    It is really sad to discover how many animals sacrificed for fulfilling our taste buds. and not only sacrificing their life.

    Why don’t we try to eat more vegetables instead of eating more animals. Vegetables are healthy too, you know! And do you also know that being vegetarian or vegan will not only make you become healthier, it will also make you feel more energetic.
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 10. 2021 03:59 PM
    A legendary figure of Buddhism in Buryatia was Lubsan Samdan Tsydenov, charismatic Buddhist master and visionary and national hero, who had spread the Tantric Buddhist tradition. Interesting read of this forgotten story of Lubsan Samdan Tsydenov, a monk who briefly ruled as a dharma king. He amazingly created a nonviolence Buddhist kingdom who protected thousands of women, children, and men at that time. In 1920’s Soviet government considered Lubsan Samdan Tsydenov to be rebels and Traditional Buryat culture was erased since then. Buddhist monasteries in Buryatia were destroyed and many followers were murdered. He was well remembered as a true Dharma King and a national hero. Interesting read of a Great Lama.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/lubsan-samdan-tsydenov-the-dharma-king-of-buryatia.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 10. 2021 03:57 PM
    We came to this world with nothing and leaving with nothing. There nothings that belongs to us. Whatever we own is temporary on loan only, so we should be glad in this life we are in human form. We should appreciate what we have at this moment, , doing , learning Dharma and practicing Dharma for a good and meaningful cause. Transforming our mind and benefiting others instead of ourselves.
    What Rinpoche had said and explained , very true indeed … we don’t own our body. Well use our body for the greater good of others. Reading the transcript by Tsem Rinpoche tells us more understanding .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this profound teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/transcript-you-dont-own-your-body.html
  • sarassitham
    Friday, Apr 9. 2021 11:20 PM
    Thank you for the wonderful sharing, it’s truly amazing. Each one of these statues is special and drool-worthy, and they have rightly signified the place where they stand today.

    Even when we don’t have the opportunity too witness those beautiful Buddha Statues, yet we are blessed merely by looking at it.
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Apr 9. 2021 01:19 PM
    Reading this article again, truly feeling sorry those refugees in Netherlands. Staying in another country far away from homeland is already sad. They need to start from scratch, could imagine their situation living in a foreign facing a lot of hinders such languages, cultures and so forth. The sad state of refugees living in Netherlands is really bad. The Netherlands has had a reputation as a humanitarian haven, with refugees and immigrants as the situation in their country isn’t safe enough. But entering as refugees they ended up living in empty offices, as room . The government authorities failed to provide basic amenities for those rejected ones who have not or cannot leave the country. The refugees are stuck in a system, were call as an illegal immigrant. They wandered in the streets of Amsterdam, moving from one place to another left in the cold winter. Lucky enough they have volunteers helping them supplying blankets , foods for them. Hopefully the authorities could do more to help those refugees out there and the situation right now has improved.
    Thank you Melissa for sharing this .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/the-building-wanderers-of-amsterdam.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Apr 9. 2021 01:17 PM
    Being generous also makes us feel better about ourselves. Generosity is both a natural confidence builder and a natural repellent of self-hatred. By focusing on what we are giving rather than on what we are receiving. Acts of generosity, such as giving our time, talent or resources, and expecting nothing in return, have been proven to be good for our health. Generous individuals are personally more fulfilled, happier and more peaceful within themselves. Enrich our life and that of others by practicing generosity. That’s what I consider true generosity without anything in return.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Datuk May for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/generosity-giving-gifts.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Apr 9. 2021 01:15 PM
    A Stunning Chenrezig Thangka with an interesting story behind it.Detailed explanations of the iconography of this Buddha. Having understand about it ,will help us to practice better . Chenrezig is the bodhisattva that symbolizes the compassion of all Buddhas.The qualities of Chenrezig is indeed amazing in such away benefited many of us. According to legend, Chenrezig made an vow that he would not rest until he had liberated all the beings in all the realms of suffering. Reciting the Chenrezig mani mantra and practising profound meditation on the nature of sound is believed to be powerful.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Beatrix for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/a-chenrezig-thangka.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Apr 6. 2021 04:52 PM
    Meaningful poems tells us a thousand words. Value and appreciate every moment of our life with those around us. Rinpoche had a very strong connection with Manjushri since childhood and its not surprised the way Rinpoche describe the divine. Lovely poems for us to ponder deeply.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this with us.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/purpose.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Apr 6. 2021 04:52 PM
    It is important to use these difficult times as life lessons, growing and shaping us to blossom into a stronger and wiser person every day. Stay strong and be tough, working as a team, sharing out as a team. Whatever happen then through thick and thin, individual commitment to work as a team is what makes a team work successful toward a common vision. It is true that we can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed as a team. Never give up even its hard with nothing much. Alone, we can do so little compare to working together, we can do so much.
    Reading this quote will inspire us to improve ourselves and our life so that we may be successful someday as a team.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/dont-see-the-porridge-and-run.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Apr 5. 2021 03:04 PM
    The incredible story of the Chinese paper cut artist Ku Shulan. She is one such inspiring lady in the Chinese world of paper cutting. Been born in poor peasant family, doesn’t deter her from doing what she loves most. She had come along way of struggles and hardship to be where she was. She only showed her talent in later life following awakening from a coma after a head injury, discovered by Shanxi Province Cultural Center. Ku Shulan was designated “Master of China Folk Art and Crafts” by UNESCO and was bestowed many domestic awards for her beautiful paper cuttings. Sadly Ku Shulan passed away in 2004 at age 84, but her popularity, and reputation continue to grow . Her unique coloured paper cuttings are the jewel of Chinese folk art and will remain forever so.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring post of a talented lady.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/ku-shulan-goddess-of-paper-cut.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Apr 5. 2021 03:03 PM
    Do Dharma work. Do Dharma practice. Chase after Dharma…..well said by Rinpoche. Life is meaningless when we only chase for money, fame only at the of life nothing is left for us. What remains is just memories when we are gone. As we grew older , it’s time to chase after something that can last long till our last breathe. Learning, practicing Dharma is the best choice. Since learning and practicing dharma have my life change, benefiting other makes my wonderful.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing with folded hands. Rinpoche had showed me the way and so as many more others.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/chasing.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Apr 5. 2021 03:00 PM
    Inspiring comment by Claire Briard who only met Rinpoche on facebook gave up eating meat. It has since changed his life and she have so much more respect for the all animals. She did wonderfully by encouraging her friends and anyone she met to go meatless. Beautiful message . Do not harm animals , give them a chance to live.
    Thank you Rinpoche this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/claire-briard.html

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  • April 13, 2021 21:55
    ray asked: Dear Pastors, Thank you for clearing my doubts previously about purification practices. Today i have a question about reciting praises to buddhas, why do we recite praises and how does reciting praises to buddhas like Tara, Dorje shugden etc. help and benefit us? Because ive seen certain prayer texts to mother tara which i think is referring to the 21 tara praises stating that : ~If this prayer is recited two, three, or seven times, It will pacify all the sufferings of torments Caused by spirits, fevers, and poisons, And by other beings as well. If you wish for a child, you will get a child; If you wish for wealth, you will receive wealth. All your wishes will be fulfilled And all obstacles pacified.~ Will reciting praises to buddhas also be able to fulfill our wishes as stated? Thank you very much.
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  • April 12, 2021 03:20
    Eden asked: Dear Pastors, How are all of you doing? I have a few questions here. I will be very grateful if you can answer them. Thank you. 1) If we are here because of our previous life karma, previous previous karma and so on. May i know when does all of this started? How does this chain of karma started? Im sure we all had our 1st life and everything had a beginning to it. 2) I am currently facing some problem over my career pathway, are there any practices and mantras that I can do to request for guidance?
    pastor answered: Dear Eden, Thank you for your questions. 1. Buddhism does not believe in a 1st life, and the reason being is the Buddhist view of time. Most people think of time and existence as linear. It has a definitive starting point and a certain end point. But Buddhism views time as a cyclic. Hence, our universe as we understand it, will at one point cease to exist, and then a new universe will come into existence. However, even though our current universe will end, due to the force of karma and reincarnation, we will take rebirth into the new universe and have many rebirths there. So in Buddhism we say that we have had "countless" rebirths, as you would never be able to count how many lifetimes you have had. This cycle is vicious and leads us to take rebirth endlessly. The only way to stop this cycle is to transcend it altogether, which is the state of Buddhahood, in which you are completely liberated from the cycle, known as "samsara". Also the way in which we think about karma is not linear either. It is not one for one. By this I mean, if you do one negative action, it is not that you will experience only one negative result. You will actually experience many negative results, with differing levels of severity until the karma is exhausted. How you respond to the negative results can lead to either more negative karma, or positive karma. Hence, the law of karma according to the Buddhist view point is much more nuanced then the general understanding of karma that people have these days. The Buddha explained this process in a teaching known as the 12 Links of Dependent Origination, which is quite complex. If you want to learn more about this teaching, H.E. Tsem Rinpoche gave a very profound teaching on it here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/teaching-on-the-twelve-links-of-dependent-origination.html Hence, according to Buddhism, the understand of time is a never-ending cycle in which universes are created, destroyed and created again due to the power of karma. Since it is a cycle, there is no "beginning" or "1st life" for sentient beings. 2. In regards to your career pathway, I would suggest you engage in the combined practice of Lama Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden. We have heard of many people who are either stuck in their career or who need to find good jobs, succeed in the their goals after engaging in this practice with a sincere motivation. There is a book available regarding the practice here: https://www.vajrasecrets.com/the-dorje-shugden-handbook. We also have an entire section of this website dedicated to various aspects of the practice, including history, other prayers, etc. (https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/category/dorje-shugden). I hope this helps. Let us know if we can help in any other way.
  • April 11, 2021 00:23
    Lara asked: Hello pastors, I have a family member suffering from depression right now. May I know how I can help him to overcome this? Thank you.
    pastor answered: Dear Lara, I'm sorry to hear that your family member is going through this. When someone is going through such a difficult time, H.E. Tsem Rinpoche has advised that the person themselves seek qualified medical help as well as engage in the practice of Lama Tsongkhapa, which is well-known to help overcome things like depression. From your side you should be as supportive as possible. Take the time to understand what your family member is going through, and in which ways you can support them to overcome their depression and heal. You can watch a fantastic teaching about the practice of Lama Tsongkha here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/sayonara-to-depression.html. The prayer text for the practice can be found here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/sadhana-prayers.html#19 However, sometimes family members may not be open to the engaging in the practice themselves. In that case, you can engage in the practice yourself and dedicate the merits for the family member to heal, but this will not be as effective as the family member doing the practice themselves. Another thing that you can do, it to make abundant offerings or engage in virtuous activities like as helping the less fortunate, and dedicating the merits from those activities to your family member. You can also have pujas sponsored for your family member. The following two pujas would be excellent: Medicine Buddha Puja - which is good for healing, both physical and mental (https://www.vajrasecrets.com/medicine-buddha-puja-fund) Dorje Shugden Puja - to remove obstacles for a swift recovery (https://www.vajrasecrets.com/dorje-shugden-wishfulfilling-puja-fund) These are the various methods in which you can help. You can do just one or a combination of the methods mentioned to generate as much positive energy and merit as possible for your family member. I hope this helps.
  • April 10, 2021 07:50
    ray asked: hi pastor i have a question regarding purification practices because ive been having some doubts now, is it true that some people say engaging in purification practices bad things would then happen to the practitioner after that? be it being sick or facing obstacles coming after that.
    pastor answered: Dear Ray, Thank you for your question. When we engage in purification practices, what we are purifying is our negative karma. If you know about karma, you know that eventually you will need to experience your karma, be this negative or positive. When you experience your negative karma, then you experience negative situations. This could be something major, like having an accident, to something very minor such as feeling bad if say a loved one says something in a way that you perceive as being negative. Any experience you have that you perceive as negative, is a manifestation of your negative karma. During purification practices, through your own effort of invoking upon the enlightened beings and practice of the Four Opponent Powers, you are able to purify this negative karma. However, for a negative karma to be fully exhausted, you need to experience it. Say you have a karma to get into an accident, if you don't purify and exhaust it, then you will need to suffer from it 100%. This could mean getting into a car accident which is very severe and you are hurt badly. If you engage in purification practices then you can purify, let's say 99% of the karma. But for it to be exhausted fully, you still need to experience it. In this case, maybe you do get into an accident. Since you have purified most of the karma, your car only bumps into another car very softly. You don't even feel it, the person in the other car doesn't feel it and you car is not damaged at all. This is the reason why some people say if you engage in purification practices, bad things will happen. And because of that people are put off doing purification practices. This is wrong thinking because if you do experience negative situations when engaged in purification practices, this could be because: a) What you experienced is actually the purified karma, rather than the full force of the karma. In this case you should rejoice that through your effort of engaging in the practice, you didn't experience something much worse. b) It could just simply be the manifestation of a karma that wasn't purified. This means, you would have had to go through this experience anyway. c) Because you are engaged in purification practices, you are thinking of karma a lot. Therefore, when such experiences occur then you attribute it to karma, and then think it is linked to your purification practice. Then you believe that doing purification practices is bad because you have to suffer from such experiences. This is wrong thinking. Perhaps even if you were not doing purification practices, then you would still experience the situation, but you wouldn't actually think anything of it. You would just go about the rest of your day as usual. That being said, when you are doing purification practices, there comes a point were certain negative karma is so weak that you need to experience it for it to be exhausted completely. This can and does manifest as negative situations, such as minor illnesses, or even accidents, etc. However, the point to remember is the karma causing these situations have been purified so they are very mild compared to their full form. These negative situations can also be purified/exhausted in dreams, etc. Another way they can be purified is having mental disturbances or emotional ups and downs when actually doing the purification practices. In essence, you will need to feel the effects of your negative karma in some form or another, so better that you experience it in a very mild form right? This is what purification practices helps you to do. Purification practices are not something to be scared of. In fact, you should rejoice when engaged in purification practices. On a more deeper level, without some form of purification practice it is hard to understand higher aspects of the Dharma. Your negative karma will block you from being able to understand the Dharma and then internalise it. That is why purification practices are emphasised within each and every tradition and are a prerequisite for higher teaching such as tantra. The benefits of purification practices (such as enabling you to exhaust your negative karma in a very mild form, and preparing your mind for higher teachings) outweighs having to experience a very small negative situation. Therefore think about the benefits of purification practice and contemplate on it. This will help you to develop faith in them and get rid of any doubts or fears that you may have. I hope this helps.
  • April 1, 2021 04:54
    You are awesome! asked: Hello, you are awesome! keep going!
    pastor answered: Thank you for your kind message. It is very encouraging for us to read. May you always be blessed by the Three Jewels.
  • March 28, 2021 15:08
    vikas baluni asked: abut growth of my business
    pastor answered: Dear Vikas Baluni, I am unclear as to the actually meaning of your question but I believe you are asking how to increase and grow your business. According to Buddhism, everything that we go through in life is due to karma, this includes both the good things and the bad things. Therefore, for your business to grow and do well depends on your good karma. Only one type of energy can overcome karma and is always good for your, and that is what we call merit or punya (in sanskrit). So in order to have merit for your business to do well, you have to take actions that generate merit. The main of these is to transform your mind to become a more compassionate and wiser person, to help others less fortunate, to engage in pujas and other such virtuous activities. There are certain deity practices that are well-known in Buddhism to help increase the energies of wealth and success in our lives. These can help your business to grow. Once such practice is that of Bhagawan Gyenze, you can click here to find out more: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/dorje-shugden-gyenze-to-increase-life-merits-and-wealth.html Bhagawan Gyenze will definitely help you to grow your business, if you have a good motivation. If you motivation is only about yourself, then your business will not grow that much. But if you have the motivation help others, then Bhagawan Gyenze will help you even more. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • March 25, 2021 01:11
    Jason asked: I have been practicing white dzambala and the bathing / water tormas for quite some time now. Recently I have been getting regular dreams where white dzambala appears and just smiles at me, or I dream that I am doing white dzambala chutor practice. I understand that when lama tsongkhapa got dreams of deities he thought that this was Mara acting up and paid no attention to it until his lama said something. My lama is currently on retreat and it is difficult to contact him. Please give me some advice on what is happening. I'm just some normal beginners smuck and I'm getting worried that this is a bad sign. When I wake up I feel at peace... But according to commentaries this could be Mara.
    pastor answered: Dear Jason, Thank you for your question. I am really happy to hear that you are engaging in Dzambhala's practice. It's extremely beneficial. You are right that Lama Tsongkhapa ignored his dreams of deities, and viewed them as bad signs. But before jumping to conclusions, we must analyse the reasons why Lama Tsongkhapa ignored not only his dreams, also the visions of the deities he received. The reason that Lama Tsongkhapa did not consider it a positive sign is because as practitioners on the spiritual path, it is all too easy to get carried away with 'signs' or advice, visions, dreams from supposed deities. Sometimes if we 'analyse' them it can lead us in the wrong direction because of our mistaken understanding. Sometimes, other entities can also enter our dreams and tell us things that we believe, hence we start practising things that are not Dharmic in nature. Lama Tsongkhapa warned against such things, rather Lama Tsongkhapa said that we should rely on the Dharma teachings that are genuine and transmitted to us through an unbroken line through our lineage. Generally speaking however, these dreams you are having are literally just dreams, so there is nothing to worry about. One category of dreams we have are known as samsaric dreams. These arise from karma and karmic traces in the mind. This can also include emotions, memories, etc. The meaning we find in these dreams are imputed by the dreamer, and not inherent in the dream. This also applies to waking life. We impute meaning onto situations and circumstances, rather than the meaning being inherent to the circumstance. It is like reading a book. Words in the book are just marks on paper, however, because we use our sense of meaning, we make a meaning out of it. However, this is always open to interpretation. For example, if you tell your dream to two people, they can interpret the meaning very differently, even though you told them the exact same details. When we have dreams such as of our teacher, our practice, the Buddhas, etc., it is still more than likely to be just a samsaric dream. Because we have been engaging in sustained practice, or have imprints from previous lives, these can surface in our dreams hence we have dreams of Buddhas, our teachers, etc. There is nothing to worry about or to consider overly auspicious or a 'sign'. Just realise that you have had the dream, do not allow your thoughts to dwell on it, accept it and move on. However, do take note that you had these dreams and once your Guru is out of retreat, please consult your Guru and inform him/her of these occurances and seek your Guru's advice if any. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • March 23, 2021 02:01
    Jason asked: I white dzambhala is a wealth deity but can he also act as a dharma protector?
    pastor answered: Dear Jason, Thank you for your question. The practice of Dzambhala is actually a Yidam practice, this means that Dzambhala is a meditational deity. When you engage in his practice, as well as bestowing wealth, through his practice you also develop qualities that help you progress towards enlightenment. In the case of Dzambhala, the primary quality he helps you develop is actually generosity, which is one of the Six Perfections. Therefore, although he is known as a wealth deity, he is much, much more than that. When you engage in his practice, you are actually developing virtuous qualities in your mindstream. The function of Dharma Protectors however is to remove obstacles and to create conducive conditions so that you can transform your mind. Hence, the function of a meditational deity and a Dharma Protector is different. That being said, when you engage in Dzambhala's practice properly, you do gain wealth. Generally, we only consider this wealth to be external wealth, but Dzambhala's practice is more than that, because through his practice you gain internal wealth which are virtuous qualities. Due to the fact his practice also brings material wealth, he is known as a wealth deity. When you practice any meditational deity, you will gain some physical benefit as well, which can seem to mirror the effect of Dharma Protectors, but their function is very different. Dzambhala for example grants material wealth, but his actually function is to increase inner wealth. Another example would be Medicine Buddha, outward he heals our physical body, but inwardly he also helps to heal our minds and develop qualities such as compassion. Dharma Protectors can also help to heal our body, but for real internal change, we need to rely on a meditational deity. I hope this answer helps.
  • March 16, 2021 21:23
    ray asked: Dear pastors, i have a question regarding vajra and bells. can one use them if they do not have any sort of initiation or whatsoever?
    pastor answered: Dear Ray, Thank you for your question. You are right that traditionally vajras and bells are only used after receiving initiation. However, H.E. Tsem Rinpoche recommended learning how to use the vajra and bell, as a means of creating the causes to receive initiation in the future. That said, there are many dos and don'ts related to using the vajra and bell. You can learn not only how to use them, but also vajra and bell etiquette from one of Kechara's Pastors. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • March 7, 2021 17:30
    Sandra asked: Respected pastors, Do you recommend doing Tsem Rinpoche’s guru yoga as part of daily Sadhana? I am sure I read on the article for the name retreat that it could be done as daily prayers but now I can’t see that sentence? Thank you.
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Yes of course, you may include Tsem Rinpoche's Guru Yoga as part of your daily sadhana if you wish. This creates a very strong bond with Tsem Rinpoche. If you are following the Diamond Path sadhana (https://www.vajrasecrets.com/diamond-path), you insert the Guru Yoga after you have completed the Gaden Lhagyama (Guru Yoga of Lama Tsongkhapa). Alternative, if you are using a different prayer text, you insert the Guru Yoga after Gaden Lhagyama, or before any deity prayers that you do such as Manjushri, Tara, etc. After you complete the deity practice section of your sadhana, you continue on to your Dharma protector practice, and finish with your completion dedication. I hope this helps. Do let us know if this is not clear. Thanks.
  • March 4, 2021 22:52
    Sandra asked: Respected pastors, Can a lay person work towards the preliminary practices by accumulating daily ? Many thanks.
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Yes, of course. Anyone can engage in the preliminary practices, you don't have to be ordained in order to do so. However for one's practice to be considered a full preliminary practice, you need to do 100,000 repetitions of whichever practice you are engaged in without break. That means you must engage in at least one session a day, until the count is completed. 10% of the count is also added on top, to make up for any unintentional mistakes. So the figure would actually be 110,000. If you skip a day, that means you have broken your preliminary retreat. If this occurs you can still dedicate the practice you have done so far, and you will still benefit from the merit generated and the purification of negative karma from the practice, but it is not counted as a full preliminary practice. Also you must adhere to the retreat procedures for the duration of the time it takes you to complete the particular preliminary practice. For example, an altar with daily offerings, retreat seat with swastika, refraining from eating black foods, etc. This may not be convenient for most people in our day and age. So what you can do is to spend a certain amount of time accumulating a specific figure, for example 10,000 repetitions of a particular practice. Seal the practice at the end with a strong dedication, like the King of Prayers. Later on, you can repeat the procedure more times until you complete 100,000. This method was given by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche for modern-day practitioners who do not have the time to complete 100,000 in one go. While it technically does not constitute a full preliminary retreat, you still gain immense merits and purification from engaging in the practice, even if spaced out. As Rinpoche said, it's better for you to do mini preliminary retreats than not doing any of the preliminary practices whatsoever. That being said, if you do have the ability to do a full preliminary retreat and it will not negatively impact you, such as create financial difficulties or strain familial relationships, then of course go ahead! To have the sincere wish to engage in any Dharma practice is wonderful. You can read more about the individual preliminary practices here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/preliminary-practice.html You can watch a short teaching on the preliminary practices by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/cosmic-tantra.html
  • March 3, 2021 04:13
    Sandra asked: Dear respected pastors, what are dreams? Do dreams have significance? Are they simply images the mind views at night - do they resemble the dreamer's state of mind? Thank you for all your replies :) :)
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Hello. Nice to see you back here. On the normal level, both waking and dream states are both marred by our delusions. The teachings tell us that this deluded state continues through all our experiences, whether during the dreaming or waking states. The way to overcome this is to "wake up" from our delusions, or reach enlightenment. Normally when people think of dreams, they do so in psychological terms and so focus on the content of the dream. When we investigate the nature of the dream itself, we begin to investigate something deeper, the processes that underlies the whole of our existence. Understand this propels you further along the spiritual journey towards enlightenment. We have many dreams during one night of sleep, and may or may not consciously remember then when we wake up. In terms of content, dreams can be used to work through psychological issues or can indicate certain issues and overcoming them (as is common within Western psychological practices). In Tibetan Buddhism, dreams can be used for much more. In the advanced practices, one can transform ordinary dreams to further one's spiritual journey. This is not only in terms of working through psychological issues, but in terms of meditation and practice as well. Generally, there are three types of dreams as described below. Most of us only experience the first type, unless we progress on the spiritual path. 1. Samsaric dreams: these arise from karma and karmic traces in the mind. This can also include emotions, memories, etc. The meaning we find in these dreams are imputed by the dreamer, and not inherent in the dream. This also applies to waking life. We impute meaning onto situations and circumstances, rather than the meaning being inherent to the circumstance. It is like reading a book. Words in the book are just marks on paper, however, because we use our sense of meaning, we take a meaning out of it. However, this is always open to interpretation. For example, if you tell your dream to two people, they can interpret the meaning very differently, even though you told them the exact same details. 2. Clarity dreams: These dreams occur when you are fairly progressed in meditational practices and can carry this into the dream state. These dreams arise not from the emotions, or memories, etc., but from more subtler forms of karma and delusions. However, just like in waking mediational practice, you are not affected by the images or thoughts that appear to you. 3. Clear Light dreams: In the advanced tantric practices, there are teachings called dream yoga. The object of these is to achieve the clear light dreams, which are very difficult to achieve and take years and years of intense practice. The most important clear light mind that arises is actually at the time of our death, if we are trained enough in this very subtle state, we can actually control where we take rebirth. If we are more experienced in this state, then we can actually use it to meditate on the teachings and achieve enlightenment. Clear light dreams are a "lesser" type of clear light mind, that helps practitioners prepare for the time of death. When we have an auspicious dream such as of our teacher, our practice, the Buddhas, etc., even though this is auspicious, it is still more than likely to be just a samsaric dream. There are instances however, when the enlightened beings and Dharma protectors will send practitioners dreams to help with their practice or as methods of divination. Tsem Rinpoche once told us of a very powerful Nyingma lama known for his divination abilities. Students would ask him a question, then he would take a nap, and receive divination advice in this dreams, which he would then relay to his students. This lama was well-known for this ability because his dream divinations were extremely accurate. As I am sure you can tell, the scope of dreams with the Buddhist context is very vast and I will not be able to cover everything here. However, I hope that what I have written helps your understanding. Thank you.
  • March 1, 2021 23:37
    Sandra asked: Hello dear pastors, wish we could have an article like the one below to highlight the auspicious days of 2021. https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/auspicious-days.html
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Thank you for your suggestion. At the moment, there are no plans to publish another article with 2021 dates. But I have listed out some of the auspicious days and their dates for this year for you. I have only included future dates, not those that have already passed. Saga Dawa Duchen - 26th May 2021 Chokhor Duchen - 14th July 2021 Dorje Shugden Day - 24th August 2021 Lhabab Duchen - 27th October 2021 Gaden Ngamchoe or Tsongkhapa Day - 29th December 2021 I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • February 27, 2021 03:31
    Sandra asked: Respected pastors, Is it ok to pray from different areas in the house (even where there is no altar)? I was told you can't create 2 altars in 1 house.
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Thank you for your question and its nice to see you here again. The reason why we pray in front of our altars is because it becomes a focal point of the enlightened energies we are invoking. Therefore it becomes a kind of portal for the energies of transformation, peace, healing, prosperity and protection. It is also the place where we make offerings to the Buddhas. As such, most people usually only have 1 altar in their home. However, you can have more than 1 altar in your home. As it is an altar, it should be complete with representations of the body, speech and mind of the Buddhas. This would be an image (either a statue, thangka, tsa tsa, poster, framed picture, etc), a Dharma text and a stupa. In front of these, you should have at least 1 type of offering or more. This can be a fixed offering or maybe even a set of water offerings, which you make every day. Since practitioners make offerings on a daily basis, most opt to have only 1 altar, but there is no rule in Buddhism to say you can only have 1 altar. The altar however, should be placed in a respectful place. So, not in the bathroom. Or if in the bedroom, you should put a screen up to block it when you are changing, sleeping, etc. Alternatively, you can keep it in a cupboard, and close the doors during such activities. But altars should be dedicated places to the Buddhas, so don't put secular items in the same place, such as on the same shelf, etc. When it comes to praying, it is usually done in front of the altar, as you are invoking the enlightened beings. When you do your prayers there it becomes a powerful place in your home, and provides you with a sacred space to pray and meditate. However, if circumstances are difficult, then of course you can pray elsewhere. For example, when I first set up an altar, I was living in a single room with not much space. I set up an altar on a shelf but was not able to pray in front of it. Once I had made offerings, I would simply sit in another part of the room and do the prayers there. If it is really not convenient, then of course it is permissible to do the prayers elsewhere. It is better to do the prayers, than not do them at all if you can't be in front of your altar. I hope this helps. Thank you.
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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
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - 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
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.
1 years ago
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
1 years ago
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
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