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Ku Shulan, Goddess of Paper Cut

May 20, 2019
Ku Shulan, Goddess of Paper Cut

  Ku Shulan was born in 1920 to a poor peasant family in a small Chinese village called Wang in Xunyi County, Shaanxi province. At the age of 9, her feet were bound by her mother and after leaving school at 15, she began to learn embroidery and jianzhi (papercutting) as part of her...

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Longkou Nanshan Giant Buddha | 龙口南山大佛

May 6, 2019
Longkou Nanshan Giant Buddha | 龙口南山大佛

(By Tsem Rinpoche)   Yantai City Yantai City, also known as the “Most Charming City”, is located in the northeast of Shandong Province, China. Unlike the metropolitan cities like Beijing or Shanghai, Yantai offers charming, picturesque sceneries that made it one of the most habitable places in the world. Yantai in Chinese means “smoke...

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Posted in Art, Architecture & Culture, China, China 中国, Travel, 中文 | 5 Comments »

Potala of the West: Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art

Oct 14, 2018
Potala of the West: Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art

By Pastor Shin Tan and Tsem Rinpoche At one of the highest points on the eastern seaboard, rural fieldstone buildings that resemble a Tibetan mountain monastery sit atop Lighthouse Hill. Founded in 1945, this “Jewel on a Hillside” is home to one of America’s most extensive collections of Himalayan artefacts and was “the only...

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Beautiful ancient Tibetan art to share with you

Aug 11, 2018
Beautiful ancient Tibetan art to share with you

Recently I was going through the Himalayan Art Resources website when I stumbled across their Dorje Shugden section featuring art from all traditions and schools of Buddhism...

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नेपालको काठमाडौँमा दोर्जे शुग्देनको अद्भुत भित्तेचित्र!

Aug 3, 2018
नेपालको काठमाडौँमा दोर्जे शुग्देनको अद्भुत भित्तेचित्र!

नेपालको काठमाडौँमा दोर्जे शुग्देनको हाम्रो पहिलो भित्तेचित्र तपाईंहरुसामु प्रस्तुत गर्न पाउँदा म धेरै उत्साहित छु! डिल्लीबजारको चारखाल सडकमा अवस्थित भित्तेचित्र पुतलीसडक र चाबहिलमा...

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Spectacular Dorje Shugden Mural in Kathmandu, Nepal!

Jul 24, 2018
Spectacular Dorje Shugden Mural in Kathmandu, Nepal!

I am very excited to present to you our first Dorje Shugden mural in Kathmandu, Nepal! Located on Charkhal Road in Dilli Bazaar, the mural can be found midway between our two Dorje Shugden chapels...

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A Gorgeous Amitayus Thangka

Jun 30, 2018
A Gorgeous Amitayus Thangka

Interpretation / Description Amitayus Buddha, White Tara and Ushnishavijaya. Collectively they are known as the Three Long Life Deities. The painting depicts at the top right and left the two 20th century teachers Pabongkha Dechen Nyingpo (1878-1941) and the 14th Dalai Lama (b.1935). The two images appear as if they were created using well...

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Helena Roerich: Writer, Philosopher and Peacemaker

Nov 26, 2017
Helena Roerich: Writer, Philosopher and Peacemaker

(By Tsem Rinpoche and Joy Kam) The graceful and talented Russian writer, artist, theosophist, explorer, healer and philosopher, Helena Ivanovna Roerich was born on February 12, 1879. She was the beloved wife of the famous painter, Nicholas Roerich. They were both disciples of Master Morya, the teacher of Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (Madame Blavatsky), founder...

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Li Gotami: The Woman Who Dedicated Her Life to the Arts

Nov 6, 2017
Li Gotami: The Woman Who Dedicated Her Life to the Arts

Biography Born into a wealthy Parsi family on 22 April 1906 in Mumbai, Ratti Petit, more commonly known as Li Gotami, was a talented painter, photographer and writer. Her family owned the Bomanjee Dinshaw Petit Parsee General Hospital located in Cumbala Hill, Mumbai. She attended a school in Harrow on the Hill (an area...

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Tsem Rinpoche draws cartoons

Sep 23, 2017
Did you know there is a temple to Dorje Shugden in Bedrock?

His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche draws cartoons   Dear friends around the world, As a young kid growing up in Howell, New Jersey I used to spend a lot of time indoors especially during the winter months. I had a room that my parents had set up and it was my ‘study’ room...

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Wonderful Japan – Tokyo

Aug 30, 2017
Wonderful Japan – Tokyo

(By Tsem Rinpoche) Tokyo, formerly known as Edo, now officially known as Tokyo Metropolis, is the capital of Japan. It is also the busiest and largest city in Japan. Under Japanese law, Tokyo is designated as a to, meaning metropolis. This beautiful city is also the most populous metropolitan area in the world. It...

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The Princess of Polka Dots: Yayoi Kusama

Apr 2, 2017
The Princess of Polka Dots: Yayoi Kusama

Basic information Name: Yayoi Kusama (草间弥生) Date of Birth: 22 March 1929 Current age: 88 years old Place of Birth: Matsumoto, Nagamo, Japan   Childhood Born to a wealthy family, Yayoi Kusama began to display an exceptional interest in the arts at an early age, and even created art pieces of her own. Unlike most parents, Kusama’s mother and father were not affectionate towards her. It was reported that her mother frequently neglected the young Kusama. In other instances that caused her emotional pain, the young Kusama was asked by her mothe...

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Buddha’s Life Story Beautifully Painted

Jul 14, 2016
Buddha’s Life Story Beautifully Painted

(By Tsem Rinpoche) Art has played a huge role in our lives and the lives of those who lived long in the past. Archaeologists have uncovered historical evidence that tells us stories of lost civilizations through paintings and carvings in caves. Even today, art continues to play a huge role in revealing the truth...

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Thought-Provoking Art

Apr 21, 2016
Thought-Provoking Art

I’ve always liked art, not merely for its creativity and beauty, but for the subtle messages it presents, for how an artist views the world and how their art opens up our minds to different ways of viewing things. Art is a very personal creation and many artists are great thinkers who contemplate deeply...

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Creativity Never Goes Out of Style

Dec 21, 2015
Creativity Never Goes Out of Style

Creativity is not something that everyone is blessed with. But if we try hard and stay committed, there are so many things that we can achieve in a creative sense… we may not even be aware of our own talents and capacity for creativity! I recently came across a website showcasing cabins that were conceptualized...

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Nicholas Roerich & art (1874-1947)

Mar 27, 2014
Nicholas Roerich & art (1874-1947)

I recently stumbled upon a Nicholas Roerich Musuem website and I was very very amazed by his collection of art works. I am so surprised to see spiritual paintings and depictions of Tibet, Lama Tsongkhapa and Buddha Maitreya in his collections. I am so happy to see this and I thank the Nicholas Roerich’s...

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Kwaidan Movies-Must Watch!! I love them!

Dec 24, 2013
Kwaidan  Movies-Must Watch!! I love them!

I saw these movies around ten years back. I didn’t think much when I first saw them as everything was without many words but upon watching them closer, I found the movies very meaningful. When I watched it carefully, I was amazed at the movies actually!! I wanted to share them with everyone so...

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How To Survive a Flood

Sep 30, 2012
How To Survive a Flood

A few months back, Thailand was hit with a horrible flood. The cities and countrysides flooded very quickly, which meant that everyone had to act fast to save their lives. Take a look at the images below that a student of mine sent it to me via email...

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Silent Auction on my paintings

Mar 12, 2012
Silent Auction on my paintings

(By Tsem Rinpoche) Several months back, I painted a Dzambala for my long time student Girlie Ooi as a special gift for all her hard work and devotion towards taking care of her late mother and late aunt.

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An Exquisite Pictorial Biography of Buddha Shakyamuni

Aug 19, 2011
An Exquisite Pictorial Biography of Buddha Shakyamuni

(By Tsem Rinpoche) I came across this very beautiful and exquisite pictorial biography of Buddha Sakyamuni in a book produced and printed by the Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple in Penang.

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