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April 21, 2008

Mantras for Recitation

These powerful mantras are for all the different purposes and they are all very necessary in our lives. These various mantras and the amount of recitation is recommended for those who’s life is very busy with work and family, etc.

It’s always beneficial to do more recitation especially conjoined with practice of initiation, oral transmission or oral instruction by enlightened beings. This should be conjoined with recognizing and having clarity of the visualization of the different deities and with the ultruistic purpose to actualize the enlightenment not just for oneself but numberless beings. Most importantly one should have 100% sincere faith and conviction in the different deities and apply these recitations and drive the blessings and purposes. With this it’s definite one will actualize the purpose of one’s practice.


Om Namo Manjushriye Namah Sushriye Nama Uttama
Shriye Svaha (3x with prostration)


(Increase the merit of the day by 100,000 times)

Om Sambhara Sambhara Bimana Sara Maha Java Hum

Om Smara Smara Bimana Skara Maha Java Hum


(Recite 7x then blow on the sole of each foot/shoe or whatever that will directly be touching insects as you walk).

Om Khrechara Ghana Hum Hri Svaha


(To clear 84,000 obscurations and to actualize enlightenment)

Tadyatha [om] Gate Gate Paragate Parasamgate Bodhi Svaha


(To purify all the defilement & actualize the four bodies of Buddha)

Tadyatha Om Muni Muni Maha Muni Ye Svaha


Om Hrih Shtrih Vikrita Nana Hum Phat


(To clear inner, outer and secret obstacles for health, to gain the perfect good health and close the door to the lower realms)
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Tadyatha Om Bekhandze Bekhandze Maha Bekhandze [Bekhandze] Radza Samudgate Svaha (8x)

(Chanting the Green Tara mantra will help to overcome fear and anxiety, protect us from all obstacles as well as grant all our wishes swiftly)
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Om Tare Tuttare Ture Svaha (21x)


(To increase longevity, merit and wisdom and especially to clear the obstacle of untimely dealth)

Tare Tuttare Ture Mama Ayur Punye Jnana Pushtim Kuru Ye Svaha (7x)


(To increase longevity, merit and wisdom, and especially to clear the
obstacle of untimely dealth)

Om Bhrum Svaha / Om Amrita Ayur Da De Svaha (7x)

(To increase longevity, merit and wisdom and especially to clear the obstacle of untimely dealth)

Om Ah Ma Ra Ni Ze Vin Ta Ye Svaha (7x)

(To purify the karma of being born in samsara & create the cause to be born in pureland)

Om Ah Mi De Wa Hri (7x)

(To purify delusion especially hatred & ignorance and to actualize great compassion)

Om Mani Padme Hum (7x)

(To purify ignorance [retarded mind] low mentality, oblivion and to actualize the seven wisdoms)

Om Ah Ra Ba Tsa Na Dhi (7x)

[ Dhi …………………………….. ] in one breathe
( ‘Dhi’ is to actualize the seven wisdoms )

(To clear the inner, outer and secret obstacles especially naga and spirit harm and to actualize indestructable vajra position)

Om Vajra Pani Hum Phat (7x)

(To clear the obstacles of failure in spiritual practices, business & relationship, enhance the attraction and control of luck)

Om Kuru Kulle Hri Svaha (7x)

(To purify especially the negative karma of miserliness)

Om Padma Krodha Arya Dzambhala Hridaya Hum Phat (7x)

(To purify especially the negative karma of miserliness)

Om Dzambhala Dzalen Draye Svaha(7x)

(To purify especially the negative karma of miserliness)

Om Dzambhala Din Draye Svaha (7x) Or

Om Drum Svaha, Om Indrayani Mukham Bhramari Svaha (7x)

(To purify especially the negative karma of miserliness)

Om Dzambhala Dzalen Dzaye Svaha (7x)

(To purify especially the negative karma of miserliness)

Om Dzambhala Dzalim Dzaya Nama Mumei E She E
Om Dzajini Dzambhala Dzambhala Svaha (7x)


(To purify the negative karma of miserliness and to actualize wealth and protection in the ten directions)

Om Ve Sha Wa Ni So Ha (7x)


(To clear hindrances and to create protection for all purposes)

Hrih Benza Trodha Hayagriva Hulu Hulu Hung Phat (9x)

(To clear inner, outer and secret obstacles especially spirit harms, naga harms, causes of negative energy and to create protection for all purposes)

Om Vajrapani Hayagriva Garuda Hum Phat (7x)

(To purify negative karma especially hatred and to actualize true love and ultimate everlasting happiness and accumulation of extensive merit)

Namo Ratna Trayaya / Namo Bhagavate Shakyamuniye /Tathagataya / Arhate / Samyaksam / Buddhaya / Tadyatha / Om / Ajite Ajite / Aparajite / Ajite Chaya / Hara Hara Maitri / Avalokite / Kara Kara / Maha Samaya / Siddhi Bhara Bhara / Maha Bodhi Manda Vija / Mara Mara / Atmakam Samaya / Bodhi Bodhi Maha Bodhi Svaha (7x)


Om Mohi Mohi Maha Mohi Svaha (7x)


Om Muni Muni Mara Svaha (7x)

(To purify attachment and all defilements and to actualize the union of Great Bliss and Emptiness in the stage of fully enlightenment within one lifetime)

Om Om Om Sarva Buddha Dakiniye Vajra Varnaniye Vajra Vairochaniye Hum Hum Hum Phat Phat Phat Svaha (36x)

(One recitation purifies 100 million eons of negative karmas)

Namah Sarva / Tathagata Hridaya / Anugatey / Om / Kurum Ghini / Svaha (1x or as many times as you can)


(For Purification)

Om Vajrasattva Samaya Manu Palaya / Vajrasattva Tvenopatishtha / Dridho Me Bhava / Suthoshyo Me Bhava / Suposhoyo Me Bhava / Anurakto Me Bhava / Sarva Siddhim Me Prayaccha / Sarva Karma Su Chame / Chittam Shriyam Kuru Hum / Ha Ha Ha Ha Ho / Bhagavan Sarva Tathagata / Vajra Mame Muncha / Vajra Bhava Maha Samaya Sattva Ah Hum Phat (21x)

Or Short Mantra

Om Vajrasattva Hum (21x)

(21x daily for the rest of one’s life or 3 months Vajrasattava Retreat)


(To Increase the merit created by 100,000 times)

Chom-Den-De / De-Zhin Sheg-Pa / Dra-Chom-Pa / Yang-Dag Par / Dzog-Päi Sang-Gyä / Nam-Par Nang-Dze / ö-Kyi Gyäl- Po-La / Chag-Tshäl-Lo (1x)

Jang-Chub Sem-Pa / Sem-Pa Chen-Po / Kün-Tu Sang-Po La / Chag-Tshäl-Lo (1x)

Tadyatha / Om / Pencha Griya / Ava Bodhani Svaha / Om / Dhuru Dhuru / Jaya Mukhe / Svaha (7x)

By reciting this mantra after your prayers, all your wishes will be actualized. Recite this mantra to multiply the benefits by 100,000 times.

Chom-Den-De / De-Zhin Sheg-Pa /Dra Chom-Pa /Yang Dag-Par / Dzog-Päi Sang-Gye / Ngo-Wa Dang Mön-Lam Tham-Che / Rab-Tu Dru-Pä / Gyäl-Po-La / Chag-Tshäl Lo (3x)

Due to the power of the blessing of the eminent Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, the power of infallible dependent arising and the power of my pure special attitude, may all my pure prayers succeed immediately.

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April 16, 2008

Mandala Retreat – April 6, 2008

The day immediately after the BFC examination, we had a wonderful half day (3 – 9pm) merit accumulation mandala retreat. It was again very surprising and very inspiring after the many tiring days of studies and pressure from the exam, I didn’t expect many to turn up. However about 100 participants attended consisting of many regular members, senior people, young children plus many new faces. It was a very wonderful retreat. Everyone enjoyed it very much!

We combined the practice of Refuge & Bodhicitta and Mandala (37 heaps and 7 heaps) offering using the mandala base. Many have learned to use the base and ring and now everyone is a professional in the mandala practice. Hopefully we are able to start the actual 100,000 accumulation of preliminary retreat such as Mandala, Refuge & Bodhicitta and Prostration in the very near future.

We sincerely dedicate this extensive merit for the long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Khen Rinpoche, Phuntsok Rinpoche and all the holy gurus. We would also dedicate to the peace and liberation from the great sufferings of all beings and whatever problems that is happening in Tibet and other parts of the world.

Pictures taken by Ven. Osel .

April 14, 2008

LDC 1st Semester Basic Foundation Course (Jan-Mar 2008)

It was truly a great surprise and inspiring to see all the members, students and friends who sincerely devote and support Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche (KLZR) and his vision in the importance of different study programs in different centres in particularly LDC, Malaysia. We are so lucky and blessed to be able to start the Basic Foundation Course (BFC) at the beginning of this year (2008) and successfully accomplish the first term as planned.

The first day of the course was very auspicious with an overwhelming response of over 90 students who turn up. In fact I totally understand many of them are very busy with their family and work and I never expected 100% attendance. However I do pray and hope that everyone will study when the materials were available, if they think it’s necessary.

So my prayers and wishes were answered and accomplished on April 5 @ 8 pm when 94 students sat for the first semester BFC examination. Everyone put tremendous effort to study the 8 subjects in that semester and many of the students scored high distinction. We achieved a 100% pass in both objective and essay question with no failures from the participating students. Some even managed to score 100% in their objective and essay papers. How wonderful!

Since it’s the first semester’s examination, I set the questions more based on preliminary, more specific but very common in understanding and all from the 8 topics I have thought.

The first impression everyone had when the exam paper was handed to them was easy but when you really read the questions carefully, you actually had to squeeze your brains to get the answer (laugher). In fact, the comments I received from some students was it looked easy but it was actually SPM (Malaysia Secondary 5 Government Examination) standard and the way I set these questions, many enjoyed the examination very much. This “enjoyment” is actually a mixture of simplicity and hardship. The whole purpose of this exam is not to judge someone else but solely for self assessment of individual knowledge in dharma.

The reasons for attending the exam and studying for this program are mainly for respecting the guru’s wishes, great support to your organization, reflect within oneself the stages of understanding, built confidence in the different points of the teaching what one have learned, encourage and inspire oneself to study contemplation and meditation until one have completely perfected in the stage of omniscient. It’s not purely for academic and dharma study but to actualize great merit through leaving deep imprint in different aspect of Buddha’s teachings.

The conclusion here is all of you have accumulated so much merit by pleasing the great holy beings such as KLZR and help to accomplish his holy wishes. As for the centre (LDC), it actualize different stages of studies like BFC can gradually channel effort into accomplishing the complete set of study program which will definitely bring great benefit and understanding in all the different expects of Buddha’s teachings.

We cannot expect all the knowledge to be accomplished within 3 months. This is something we have to go through for at least few years and it must be gradual from the very basic preliminary, then into different expects of the teachings.

Just to give an example, everyone regards and it is true that Lam Rim is the sole teachings that we have to put effort into and Lam Rim Chen Mo which consist of the 3 great volumes in English translation. If we want to accomplish these 3 great volumes with our existing lifestyle, we will take more than 3 or 4 years especially when we go into great detail and explanation. The points and topics are so well structured with the vast information to capture our mind and if we look into the chapter of the calm abiding and wisdom, it’s also very philosophical. So if we don’t have a proper foundation of preliminary studies it could be very difficult to absorb the actual teachings.

My ignorant mind thinks the study of Lam Rim should also be done gradually like overview based on Foundation of Good Qualities, then once you are properly prepared from Guru Devotion to Introduction to Tantra, you will find it easy to adept all teachings or any comprehensive explanation. Once you have that, you are ready to go into the middle stage of Lam Rim, then into great Lam Rim Chen Mo. That time you will really take Lam Rim Chen Mo as one of the teachings you cannot live without.

Same thing like the Bodhisattva Way of Life, I felt it’s necessary to get into the understanding of the different expects of mind training teachings, such as 8 Verses of Thought Transformation, 37 Practices of The Bodhisattvas and Wheel of Sharp Weapon, very limited work but very comprehensive. So once you have an overall understanding on that, you will be able to understand and practice the instruction to transform your mind like the “life of the bodhisattva” in the Bodhisattva Way of Life.

Otherwise for the beginners to directly being introduced to the Great Lam Rim, Bodhisattva Way of Life, Tantric Ground and Path and Philosophy Studies, I get many feedback that they have a very hard time. In many cases they give up with many excuses such as “subject is too long”, “no time and since I can’t come for all classes, I won’t come at all”, “it’s also too much information and my wisdom mind can’t capture, rather I give up” and “too many philosophical terms”. Even English educated people find the terms new and very hard to digest, so they give up!

I totally agree with these people and I totally respect their comment, therefore what I am trying to do here is based on my different experiences and I try to do it gradually. On the other hand it’s also necessary to provide extensive philosophical studies and tantric yoga practices and other advance subjects to those who have already accomplish all the stages in those preliminary studies.

Based on the participants and the majority feedback, I am doing the right thing. 99% of them are in favour of that and are getting benefit, so hopefully we are able to fulfil everybody’s wishes but I know I can never satisfy everyone.

However, over 20 students didn’t get to sit for the first term BFC exam due to their commitments which I totally understand. For those who didn’t get the opportunity to take the exam but wish to do so due to their interest, I will give them one more opportunity which will be on July 13 @ 7 pm in LDC gompa.

95% of the participants who did their BFC essay examination were really inspiring with their great knowledge and unshakeable faith in the Buddha. I had my (interesting and secret) reasons why I choose the essay topic for this test and I was expecting few comments but the answers turn out to be truly admiring and wonderful.

Countless thanks goes to all the responsible staff and members of the centre for the opportunity provided by our organization and the limitless blessing of gurus and protectors, all volunteers, all senior students who participated into the studies which meant a lot to the new comers as encouragement.

Pictures taken by Candy and courtesy of Ven. Osel.

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April 11, 2008

Trip to Penang – April 1 - 5, 2008

During the first semester break of our Basic Foundation Course (BFC), I was very glad I had the opportunity to visit Penang - Choki Gyaltsen Centre (CGC). I took this great opportunity to fulfil their request to have teachings on various expects of Buddhadharma and I was also very happy and surprise that the number of attendance is three times more than my previous visit which was about a year ago. Many new comers were very interested especially to study the BFC. So I have initiated the study program base on the transcript that was accomplished by LDC. CGC president Daniel will lead the discussion for the coming 3 months and I will do a summary clarification on their doubts to prepare them for the exam. There are quite a large number of people interested in this program and some have started with the discussion and home study with the transcript. Those with queries or doubts may contact me via email or through my mobile for clarification.

It is one of Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s (KLZR) holy wishes that I visit CGC since my arrival in LDC, Malaysia but due to many circumstances, I was unable to offer my service or be present there. But after the great blessings by KLZR and Khen Rinpoche (KR), the karma instantly ripen and also the program that LDC have organized allowed me to spare time for CGC without obstructing any LDC programs. I therefore feel satisfied and I hope and pray that I will be able to fulfil the wishes of KLZR and KR have for CGC and may I be able to offer the service without any further obstacles in future.

I felt so touched that the students there have shown great appreciation and much sincerity and even though they didn’t get to spend many days with me but whatever time spent together, we used for dharma talk, questions and answers sessions. Many expressed that the gathering we had as very enlightening moment.

Whatever merit accumulated by everyone is solely dedicated to the long and healthy life of our gurus and for all their holy wishes be fulfilled plus the well being and enlightenment path for all students, volunteers and benefactors of CGC.

I will visit CGC at least 3 times a year and they will study the same program and sit for the exam just like the LDC students. That way, they will also be provided the opportunity they deserve and at the end of this accomplishment of the BFC, everyone will receive great blessings from our most respected guru KLZR. Rejoice and rejoice!!

I also sincerely thank all the coordinators who put so much effort to make my stay there a most meaningful one.

These are some pictures taken by Bobby Yeoh.

April 07, 2008

April 02, 2008


The Thousand Buddha Relic Stupa

The worst day of my life was the day that I lost the precious Guru whose kindness is indefinite, more than the tree times’ Buddhas, the precious Dharma Father, Geshe Lama Konchog. I never want to be separated from him. I only want to please him and serve him in accordance with the Buddha wishes of all the Buddhas.In this book I have tried to share with you information about all the relics of body, speech and mind and all the holy objects that are housed in Geshe-la’s stupa. To read the detail contents of this wonderful book please click here to download. This downloading process will take a few minutes.

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