Posts Tagged ‘ Tara ’

Tagpu Pemavajra and Visions from Gaden Heaven

May 16, 2022
Tagpu Pemavajra and Visions from Gaden Heaven

Dear students and friends, I have always admired great Dharma masters from a young age. I remember seeing a picture of Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche when I was about 16-17 years old. I felt such a strong attraction to that picture of Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche and I still remember it clearly. Although I did not...

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Posted in Dorje Shugden, Great Lamas & Masters, H.H. Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche | 49 Comments »

21 Taras of Tara Walk

Jun 27, 2021
21 Taras of Tara Walk

Back in 2016, Rinpoche envisioned images of the 21 Taras installed along Tara Walk in Kechara Forest Retreat, made in accordance to the lineage of Atisha Dipamkara Shrijñana...

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Posted in Buddhas, Dharma & Practice, Kechara - 13 Depts | 5 Comments »

Biography: The 4th Tagphu Pemavajra Jampel Tenpai Ngodrub

Dec 31, 2018
Biography: The 4th Tagphu Pemavajra Jampel Tenpai Ngodrub

It would not be far-fetched to say that most influential Gelug lamas of today would consider H.H. Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche as their direct teacher, or as their lineage teacher through his heart son H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche. However, in present times, few are aware of Pabongka Rinpoche’s teacher, His Holiness the 4th Tagphu Pemavajra...

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Posted in Dorje Shugden, Guest Contributors, H.H. Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche | 31 Comments »

The Miraculous White Tara of the Majapahit Empire

Aug 11, 2018
The Miraculous White Tara of the Majapahit Empire

In 2012, a White Tara statue in Surabaya, Indonesia, was thrust into the spotlight when her eyes, sculpted closed in meditation, suddenly opened and glanced to the side...

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Posted in Buddhas, Dharma & Practice | 17 Comments »

Heroic Red Tara (Suryagupta Lineage)

Jan 3, 2016
Heroic Red Tara (Suryagupta Lineage)

(By Tsem Rinpoche) In the language of ancient India (Sanskrit), Tara literally means ‘Savioress’. She is a female Buddha with a particularly long history of being worshipped by many great Indian and Tibetan masters. The practice of Tara originally descended from ancient India during the time of the great Indian Buddhist institutions. In the...

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Posted in Buddhas, Dharma & Practice, Prayers and Sadhanas | 16 Comments »

Three True Stories you must read!

May 15, 2015
Three True Stories you must read!

(By Tsem Rinpoche) Dear friends, As humans we are always inspired to read what others have done and perhaps it gives us the hope we can too.  We all need hope very much. We like to set limits on ourselves projecting them as solid, permanent and fixed when in actuality they are just easily changeable. We...

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Posted in Buddhas, Dharma & Practice | 43 Comments »

Fantastic Oracle film

Nov 6, 2012
Fantastic Oracle film

A friend showed me this video. It is a interesting video….You can learn quite alot from the video. It’s His Holiness the Dalai Lama giving explanation of the incredible phenomena of oracles that have existed in Tibet for over 1,000 years. It’s a special tradition. What a nice treat to see His Holiness in...

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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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Posted in Art, Architecture & Culture, Buddhas, Dharma & Practice, Students & Friends, Vajra Yogini | 29 Comments »

Mother Tara spotted in Bangkok!

Aug 14, 2011
Mother Tara spotted in Bangkok!

You know we were driving to Wat Po, the Royal Palace area and it took us around 1.45 hours for a normally 25 min ride due to very heavy traffic. At many places we were at a standstill. At one of these standstills, I looked out of the window and guess what??!! I spotted...

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Posted in Asia, Buddhas, Dharma & Practice, Travel, Videos | 22 Comments »

8 Taras Who Protect from the 8 Dangers

Apr 20, 2011
8 Taras Who Protect from the 8 Dangers

Arya Tara (or Jetsun Dolma) means ‘rescuer’. She is aptly called Tara as she rescues us from the 8 personal obstacles that binds us to samsara: pride, ignorance, anger, jealousy, wrong views, attachment, miserliness and deluded doubts. The 8 corresponding worldly fears are: the fears of lions, elephants, fire, snakes, thieves, water, bondage, and...

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Posted in Buddhas, Dharma & Practice | 3 Comments »

Sacred Painting

Nov 1, 2010
Sacred Painting

(By Tsem Rinpoche) This is the original that belonged to my Mom now with my sister. The painting is around 2.5 x 3 inches. It is small and portable. This is a small White Tara painting (Tzakaley) that was in the possession of my mother in New Jersey. Whenever she travelled she would take...

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Posted in Buddhas, Dharma & Practice, Inspiration & Worthy Words, Me | 27 Comments »

Mewa 7 Birth Buddha: Tara

Oct 19, 2010
Mewa 7 Birth Buddha: Tara

Introduction Tara (Tib: rje btsun sgrol ma; རྗེ་བཙུན་སྒྲོལ་མ།) is known by many names, amongst them the “Savioress” and the “Mother of Liberation”. She is a universal mother who nurtures and protects all sentient beings, making her the most beloved and popular goddess within Tibetan Buddhism.   Benefits Increases life energy and good health Increases one’s creativity Swift assistance Recovery from diseases Success in career and business Improves finances Helps childless couples to conceive Protection from dangerous ...

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Posted in Tibetan Astrology | 4 Comments »

Mewa 7: The Mirror of the Mountain Spirit (Red)

Oct 19, 2010
Mewa 7: The Mirror of the Mountain Spirit (Red)

Born with The Mirror of the Mountain Spirit as your birth Mewa, you are quick minded and attentive to detail. You are optimistic in your outlook but have manipulative tendencies. You seek happiness and freedom. You focus on your external appearance and often become angry when you are ignored. You can also be very...

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Posted in Tibetan Astrology | 11 Comments »

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