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16 Feb 19, 12:08 PM
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Ucheyma: The Severed Head Goddess Vajra Yogini

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16 Feb 19, 12:07 PM
Joy_Moderator: Those who wish to go off soon, please do your dedications ya. Thank you all for participating on this blog chat and Rinpoche has always encouraged and emphasized for us to expand our knowledge. From knowledge, we can more firm in our faith, hence it is not blind faith. Thank you and have a good weekend! Be safe
16 Feb 19, 12:07 PM
Pastor Shin: Have a good weekend Lew and fhsam.
16 Feb 19, 12:07 PM
Sofi: A6: It is generally accepted that the image of Zanabazar holding the vajra and bell is for religious practitioners. For other Mongolians, Zanabazar wanted an image depicting him cutting a cooked sheep with a sharp knife. The meat represents abundant wealth, and the sharp knife represents the Mongolian people’s intelligence. In this painting, Zanabazar is depicted in a Mongolian attire. Although depicted with meat in the images, Zanabazar is a non-meat eater.
16 Feb 19, 12:07 PM
Valentina: ANS 6:

For other Mongolians, Zanabazar wanted an image depicting him cutting a cooked sheep with a sharp knife. The meat represents abundant wealth, and the sharp knife represents the Mongolian people’s intelligence. In this painting, Zanabazar is depicted in Mongolian attire.
16 Feb 19, 12:07 PM
Pastor Shin: A6. No Zanabazar was not a meat eater. Zanabazar wanted an image depicting him cutting a cooked sheep with a sharp knife. The meat represents abundant wealth, and the sharp knife represents the Mongolian people’s intelligence.
16 Feb 19, 12:06 PM
lew: Thank you Rinpoche, moderator and everyone... I need to rush off for now. See you all again soon!
16 Feb 19, 12:06 PM
Yee Yin: 6. Zanabazar is depicted cutting meat in a thangka painting, what does that represent? Does it mean Zanabazar was a meat eater?

Ans: Zanabazar wanted an image depicting him cutting a cooked sheep with a sharp knife. The meat represents abundant wealth, and the sharp knife represents the Mongolian people’s intelligence. In this depiction, it does not mean Zanabazaar was a meat eater.
16 Feb 19, 12:06 PM
fhsam: Thank you Rinpoche ,,moderator and every one.
16 Feb 19, 12:05 PM
Joy_Moderator: 6. Zanabazar is depicted cutting meat in a thangka painting, what does that represent? Does it mean Zanabazar was a meat eater?

- No it does not mean Zanabazar was a meat eater.
- The image depicting Zanabazar cutting meat, or more accurately described, cutting a cooked sheep with a sharp knife, represents wealth. The meat represents abundant wealth, and the sharp knife represents the Mongolian people’s intelligence. In this painting, Zanabazar is depicted in a Mongolian attire.
16 Feb 19, 12:05 PM
Joy_Moderator: Thank you Pastor Antoinette :)
16 Feb 19, 12:05 PM
Valentina: ANS 5:

Zanabazar stayed in China for several years after the battle of Jao Modo. He was a respected member of the Qing Court, renowned for his wisdom. Emperor Kangxi and many in the court became devout Buddhists. His contributions to the Qing Court allowed the Mongols to preserve their unique identity, lifestyle and political borders.

In 1698, Emperor Kangxi invited Zanabazar to go with him on a pilgrimage to Mount Wutai, the earthly abode of Manjushri, the Buddha of Wisdom. In 1699, Zanabazar visited Khalkha Mongolia briefly to attend the funeral of his elder brother, Tusheet Khan Chankhuundorj. Even after Zanabazar returned home permanently in 1701, he made annual journeys to Beijing to visit the emperor.
16 Feb 19, 12:05 PM
Chris: Answer 6: For other Mongolians, Zanabazar wanted an image depicting him cutting a cooked sheep with a sharp knife. The meat represents abundant wealth, and the sharp knife represents the Mongolian people’s intelligence. In this painting, Zanabazar is depicted in a Mongolian attire.
16 Feb 19, 12:05 PM
Pastor Antoinette: 6. Zanabazar is depicted cutting meat in a thangka painting, what does that represent? Does it means Zanabazar was a meat eater?

The meat represents abundant wealth, and the sharp knife represents the Mongolian people’s intelligence. In this painting, Zanabazar is depicted in a Mongolian attire. https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Zana037.jpg
16 Feb 19, 12:05 PM
Joy_Moderator: Thank you Sofi and Pastor Shin
16 Feb 19, 12:04 PM
Jacinta: A6: No, it does not represent that He’s a meat eater. The meat represents abundant wealth, and the sharp knife represents the Mongolian people’s intelligence.
16 Feb 19, 12:04 PM
Joy_Moderator: Bingo Lew and fhsam!
16 Feb 19, 12:03 PM
fhsam: . 6. Zanabazar is depicted cutting meat in a thangka painting, what does that represent? Does it means Zanabazar was a meat eater? A6 t is generally accepted that the image of Zanabazar holding the vajra and bell is for religious practitioners. For other Mongolians, Zanabazar wanted an image depicting him cutting a cooked sheep with a sharp knife. The meat represents abundant wealth, and the sharp knife represents the Mongolian people’s intelligence. In this painting, Zanabazar is depicted in a Mongolian attire.
16 Feb 19, 12:03 PM
Joy_Moderator: Yes Lew I agree... and it is fabulous that Zanabazar used art to introduce Buddhism to China. I also like the connection and the relationship he has with Emperor Kangxi who is very close to us ;)
16 Feb 19, 12:03 PM
lew: A6 - The meat represents abundant wealth, and the sharp knife represents the Mongolian people’s intelligence. In this painting, Zanabazar is depicted in a Mongolian attire.
16 Feb 19, 12:03 PM
Pastor Antoinette: 5. What was Zanabazaar’s relationship with Emperor Kangxi like? Why did the Emperor like him and how did their relationship benefited each other?

Zanabazar stayed in China for several years after the battle of Jao Modo. He was a respected member of the Qing Court, renowned for his wisdom. Emperor Kangxi and many in the court became devout Buddhists. His contributions to the Qing Court allowed the Mongols to preserve their unique identity, lifestyle and political borders. In 1698, Emperor Kangxi invited Zanabazar to go with him on a pilgrimage to Mount Wutai, the earthly abode of Manjushri, the Buddha of Wisdom.
16 Feb 19, 12:02 PM
Sofi: A5: Zanabazar stayed in China for several years after the battle of Jao Modo. He was a respected member of the Qing Court, renowned for his wisdom. Emperor Kangxi and many in the court became devout Buddhists. His contributions to the Qing Court allowed the Mongols to preserve their unique identity, lifestyle and political borders. In 1698, Emperor Kangxi invited Zanabazar to go with him on a pilgrimage to Mount Wutai, the earthly abode of Manjushri, the Buddha of Wisdom. In 1699, Zanabazar visited Khalkha Mongolia briefly to attend the funeral of his elder brother, Tusheet Khan Chankhuundorj. Even after Zanabazar returned home permanently in 1701, he made annual journeys to Beijing to visit the emperor.
16 Feb 19, 12:02 PM
Joy_Moderator: Final question for the day. 6. Zanabazar is depicted cutting meat in a thangka painting, what does that represent? Does it mean Zanabazar was a meat eater?
16 Feb 19, 12:02 PM
lew: It is good to read that Buddhism played a part in the politics of the China and Mogolia history.
16 Feb 19, 12:01 PM
Joy_Moderator: Final question for the day... 6. Zanabazar is depicted cutting meat in a thangka painting, what does that represent? Does it means Zanabazar was a meat eater?
16 Feb 19, 12:01 PM
Yee Yin: 5. What was Zanabazaar’s relationship with Emperor Kangxi like? Why did the Emperor like him and how did their relationship benefited each other?

Later, Zanabazaar became the spiritual mentor of Emperor Kangxi, who bestowed upon him the title of “Da Lama” (Great Lama). Zanabazaar divided his time between Beijing in the winter and Jehol in the summer. He was a respected member of the Qing Court, renowned for his wisdom. Emperor Kangxi and many in the court became devout Buddhists. While Emperor Kangxi provide political protection to the Zanabazaar and allowed the Mongols to preserve their unique identity, lifestyle and political borders, Zanabazaar gave Emperor Kangxi and his people Dharma.
16 Feb 19, 12:01 PM
Jacinta: A5: They had a very close relationship. His sincerity, wisdom and knowledge of Buddhism earned the trust, respect and admiration of Emperor Kangxi.

He became the spiritual mentor of Emperor Kangxi, who bestowed upon him the title of “Da Lama” (Great Lama).1691, Zanabazar convinced three Khalkha rulers to submit themselves to Qing authority. He was a respected member of the Qing Court, renowned for his wisdom. Emperor Kangxi and many in the court became devout Buddhists.
16 Feb 19, 12:01 PM
Joy_Moderator: 5. What was Zanabazaar’s relationship with Emperor Kangxi like? Why did the Emperor like him and how did their relationship benefited each other?

- Zanabazar relationship with Emperor Kangxi grew closer and he stayed in China for several years after the battle of Jao Modo.
- Zanabazar He was a respected member of the Qing Court, renowned for his wisdom and he became the spiritual mentor to the emperor.
- His contributions to the Qing Court allowed the Mongols to preserve their unique identity, lifestyle and political borders.
- Emperor Kangxi became Buddhist and in 1698, he invited Zanabazar to go with him on a pilgrimage to Mount Wutai, the earthly abode of Manjushri, the Buddha of Wisdom.
- Even after Zanabazar returned home permanently in 1701, he made annual journeys to Beijing to visit the emperor.
16 Feb 19, 12:00 PM
Joy_Moderator: Thank you Wai Meng! Pls do your dedications if you need to go first! See you :D
16 Feb 19, 12:00 PM
Pastor Antoinette: 4. So, based on question 4, how did Zanabazar’s use his artworks as a tool for diplomacy, which was crucial for the survival of the Khalkha Mongols? How did Emperor Kangxi helped Zanabazaar?

In 1688, Zanabazar and 20,000 Khalkha refugees had to escape to Inner Mongolia and seek the protection of Emperor Kangxi. Zanabazar gave his beautiful artwork to Emperor Kangxi and offered to make Khalkha Mongols lands a protectorate of the Qing Empire. His sincerity, wisdom and knowledge of Buddhism earned the trust, respect and admiration of Emperor Kangxi.
16 Feb 19, 12:00 PM
Valentina: ANS4:

Zanabazar gave his beautiful artwork to Emperor Kangxi and offered to make Khalkha Mongols lands a protectorate of the Qing Empire.

His sincerity, wisdom and knowledge of Buddhism earned the trust, respect and admiration of Emperor Kangxi.

Emperor Kangxi knew that if the Dzungars prevailed over the Khalkha, they would pose a threat to the relatively young Qing Empire. No Qing ruler wanted a unified Mongolia; tales of the devastation wreaked by the 13th century Mongol conquests weighed heavily on their minds.

Emperor Kangxi agreed to send his army to help subdue Galdan Boshugtu Khan’s forces.
16 Feb 19, 11:59 AM
Wan Wai Meng: Thank you Rinpoche and everyone.
16 Feb 19, 11:59 AM
Wan Wai Meng: 5. What was Zanabazar’s relationship with Emperor Kangxi like? Why did the Emperor like him and how did their relationship benefited each other?

The relationship between Zanabazar and the emperor were very warm indeed. He was a respected member of the Kang Xi court, Kang Xi was known to be one of the best Chinese emperors of all time, and famous to be a prolific worker. Kang Xi liked Zanabazar for the wisdom that he had.

He taught Kang Xi and members of Kang Xi's courts. For Inner Mongolia they got the protection from the Qing Dynasty, for the Qing Dynasty, their rule were tempered with the Buddha Dharma under Zanabazar's influence.
16 Feb 19, 11:58 AM
Joy_Moderator: Their relationship became so close that even after Zanabazar returned home permanently in 1701, he made annual journeys to Beijing to visit the emperor.
16 Feb 19, 11:58 AM
Joy_Moderator: Thank you Chris, Pastor Shin and fhsam!
16 Feb 19, 11:56 AM
Pastor Shin: A5. Zanabazar stayed in China for several years after the battle of Jao Modo. He was a respected member of the Qing Court, renowned for his wisdom. Emperor Kangxi and many in the court became devout Buddhists. His contributions to the Qing Court allowed the Mongols to preserve their unique identity, lifestyle and political borders. In 1698, Emperor Kangxi invited Zanabazar to go with him on a pilgrimage to Mount Wutai, the earthly abode of Manjushri, the Buddha of Wisdom. In 1699, Zanabazar visited Khalkha Mongolia briefly to attend the funeral of his elder brother, Tusheet Khan Chankhuundorj. Even after Zanabazar returned home permanently in 1701, he made annual journeys to Beijing to visit the emperor.
16 Feb 19, 11:56 AM
fhsam: . /A5Zanabazar stayed in China for several years after the battle of Jao Modo. He was a respected member of the Qing Court, renowned for his wisdom. Emperor Kangxi and many in the court became devout Buddhists. His contributions to the Qing Court allowed the Mongols to preserve their unique identity, lifestyle and political borders. In 1698, Emperor Kangxi invited Zanabazar to go with him on a pilgrimage to Mount Wutai, the earthly abode of Manjushri, the Buddha of Wisdom. In 1699, Zanabazar visited Khalkha Mongolia briefly to attend the funeral of his elder brother, Tusheet Khan Chankhuundorj. Even after Zanabazar returned home permanently in 1701, he made annual journeys to Beijing to visit the emperor.
16 Feb 19, 11:56 AM
Joy_Moderator: Wai Meng yeah and after the war, they grew even closer..., Emperor Kangxi became Buddhist and in 1698, he invited Zanabazar to go with him on a pilgrimage to Mount Wutai, the earthly abode of Manjushri, the Buddha of Wisdom.
16 Feb 19, 11:55 AM
Chris: Answer 5: Zanabazar stayed in China for several years after the battle of Jao Modo. He was a respected member of the Qing Court, renowned for his wisdom. Emperor Kangxi and many in the court became devout Buddhists. His contributions to the Qing Court allowed the Mongols to preserve their unique identity, lifestyle and political borders. In 1698, Emperor Kangxi invited Zanabazar to go with him on a pilgrimage to Mount Wutai, the earthly abode of Manjushri, the Buddha of Wisdom. In 1699, Zanabazar visited Khalkha Mongolia briefly to attend the funeral of his elder brother, Tusheet Khan Chankhuundorj. Even after Zanabazar returned home permanently in 1701, he made annual journeys to Beijing to visit the emperor.
16 Feb 19, 11:54 AM
Joy_Moderator: 5. What was Zanabazaar’s relationship with Emperor Kangxi like? Why did the Emperor like him and how did their relationship benefited each other?
16 Feb 19, 11:53 AM
Wan Wai Meng: How did Emperor Kangxi helped Zanabazar? - Emperor Kangxi also a military genius sent his army to help the Khalka Mongols to crush the Dzungar Mongols decisively.
16 Feb 19, 11:53 AM
Valentina: ANS 3:
Zanabazar used his artworks to win protection, appease enemies and forge bilateral relationships with considerable success.

When conflict threatened the peace between the Khalkha and the Dzungar Mongols, Zanabazar used his sacred text and artwork to earn the trust of Galdan Boshugtu Khan (1644-1697), the Dzungar leader.

Zanabazar also gave his beautiful artwork to Emperor Kangxi and offered to make Khalkha Mongols lands a protectorate of the Qing Empire.
16 Feb 19, 11:52 AM
Joy_Moderator: 5. What was Zanabazaar’s relationship with Emperor Kangxi like? Why did the Emperor like him and how did their relationship benefited each other?i/
16 Feb 19, 11:52 AM
Joy_Moderator: 4. So, based on question 4, how did Zanabazar’s use his artworks as a tool for diplomacy, which was crucial for the survival of the Khalkha Mongols? How did Emperor Kangxi helped Zanabazaar?

- Zanabazar gave his beautiful artwork to Emperor Kangxi and offered to make Khalkha Mongols lands a protectorate of the Qing Empire.
- His sincerity, wisdom and knowledge of Buddhism earned the trust, respect and admiration of Emperor Kangxi.
- Emperor Kangxi knew that if the Dzungars prevailed over the Khalkha, they would pose a threat to the relatively young Qing Empire. No Qing ruler wanted a unified Mongolia; tales of the devastation wreaked by the 13th century Mongol conquests weighed heavily on their minds.
- Emperor Kangxi agreed to send his army to help subdue Galdan Boshugtu Khan’s forces.
- In 1690, the Qing managed to lure the Dzungars to an area 350 km (217.4 mi) north of Beijing with the promise of peace negotiations. Here, the Khalkhas with the support of the Qing army ambushed them in what we know today as the Battle of Ulan Butung.
- In 1691, Zanabazar had convinced three Khalkha rulers to submit themselves to Qing authority.
16 Feb 19, 11:51 AM
Joy_Moderator: Thank you fhsam!
16 Feb 19, 11:51 AM
Joy_Moderator: Thank you Sofi and Jacinta too for your complete answer :)
16 Feb 19, 11:50 AM
Joy_Moderator: Very good and detailed answer from Chris!
16 Feb 19, 11:50 AM
Jacinta: You reminded me of the 4 Immeasurables @Emptiness
16 Feb 19, 11:50 AM
fhsam: 2nd part ... Emperor Kangxi agreed to send his army to help subdue Galdan Boshugtu Khan’s forces. In 1690, the Qing managed to lure the Dzungars to an area 350 km (217.4 mi) north of Beijing with the promise of peace negotiations. Here, the Khalkhas with the support of the Qing army ambushed them in what we know today as the Battle of Ulan Butung.The outraged Galdan Khan and his remaining forces managed to escape to the upper part of the Kherlen River where they camped for the next six years.
16 Feb 19, 11:49 AM
Joy_Moderator: Thank you Lew for answering the 2nd part of the question... but can elaborate more ah?
16 Feb 19, 11:49 AM
Yee Yin: 4. So, based on question 4, how did Zanabazar’s use his artworks as a tool for diplomacy, which was crucial for the survival of the Khalkha Mongols? How did Emperor Kangxi helped Zanabazaar?

1. When conflict threatened the peace between the Khalkha and the Dzungar Mongols, Zanabazar used his sacred text and artwork to earn the trust of Galdan Boshugtu Khan (1644-1697), the Dzungar leader.

2. Zanabazar gave his beautiful artwork to Emperor Kangxi and offered to make Khalkha Mongols lands a protectorate of the Qing Empire. His sincerity, wisdom and knowledge of Buddhism earned the trust, respect and admiration of Emperor Kangxi.

When there was a conflict between the Khalkha and the Dzungar Mongols, Emperor Kangxi agreed to send his army to help subdue Galdan Boshugtu Khan’s forces. In 1690, the Qing managed to lure the Dzungars to an area 350 km (217.4 mi) north of Beijing with the promise of peace negotiations. Here, the Khalkhas with the support of the Qing army ambushed them in what we know today as the Battle of Ulan Butung. The outraged Galdan Khan and his remaining forces managed to escape to the upper part of the Kherlen River where they camped for the next six years.
16 Feb 19, 11:48 AM
Joy_Moderator: Wai Meng also 2nd part of the question not answered >>> How did Emperor Kangxi helped Zanabazaar?
16 Feb 19, 11:48 AM
Sofi: A4: Zanabazar gave his beautiful artwork to Emperor Kangxi and offered to make Khalkha Mongols lands a protectorate of the Qing Empire. His sincerity, wisdom and knowledge of Buddhism earned the trust, respect and admiration of Emperor Kangxi.

Emperor Kangxi agreed to send his army to help subdue Galdan Boshugtu Khan’s forces. In 1690, the Qing managed to lure the Dzungars to an area 350 km (217.4 mi) north of Beijing with the promise of peace negotiations. Here, the Khalkhas with the support of the Qing army ambushed them in what we know today as the Battle of Ulan Butung.
16 Feb 19, 11:48 AM
Joy_Moderator: fhsam - 2nd part of the question not answered >>> How did Emperor Kangxi helped Zanabazaar?
16 Feb 19, 11:48 AM
Jacinta: A4: Zanabazar gave his beautiful artwork to Emperor Kangxi and offered to make Khalkha Mongols lands a protectorate of the Qing Empire. His sincerity, wisdom and knowledge of Buddhism earned the trust, respect and admiration of Emperor Kangxi.

Emperor Kangxi knew that if the Dzungars prevailed over the Khalkha, they would pose a threat to the relatively young Qing Empire. No Qing ruler wanted a unified Mongolia; tales of the devastation wreaked by the 13th century Mongol conquests weighed heavily on their minds. Emperor Kangxi agreed to send his army to help subdue Galdan Boshugtu Khan’s forces.
16 Feb 19, 11:46 AM
Chris: Answer 4: Zanabazar gave his beautiful artwork to Emperor Kangxi and offered to make Khalkha Mongols lands a protectorate of the Qing Empire. His sincerity, wisdom and knowledge of Buddhism earned the trust, respect and admiration of Emperor Kangxi.

Emperor Kangxi knew that if the Dzungars prevailed over the Khalkha, they would pose a threat to the relatively young Qing Empire. No Qing ruler wanted a unified Mongolia; tales of the devastation wreaked by the 13th century Mongol conquests weighed heavily on their minds. Emperor Kangxi agreed to send his army to help subdue Galdan Boshugtu Khan’s forces. In 1690, the Qing managed to lure the Dzungars to an area 350 km (217.4 mi) north of Beijing with the promise of peace negotiations. Here, the Khalkhas with the support of the Qing army ambushed them in what we know today as the Battle of Ulan Butung.
16 Feb 19, 11:45 AM
Pastor Shin: A4. Zanabazar gave his beautiful artwork to Emperor Kangxi and offered to make Khalkha Mongols lands a protectorate of the Qing Empire. His sincerity, wisdom and knowledge of Buddhism earned the trust, respect and admiration of Emperor Kangxi. Because of that, Emperor Kangxi agreed to send his army to help subdue Galdan Boshugtu Khan’s forces in 1690.
16 Feb 19, 11:44 AM
lew: A4. - Zanabazar gave his beautiful artwork to Emperor Kangxi and offered to make Khalkha Mongols lands a protectorate of the Qing Empire. His sincerity, wisdom and knowledge of Buddhism earned the trust, respect and admiration of Emperor Kangxi.
- Emperor Kangxi agreed to send his army to help subdue Galdan Boshugtu Khan’s forces in 1690.
16 Feb 19, 11:44 AM
fhsam: A4Zanabazar gave his beautiful artwork to Emperor Kangxi and offered to make Khalkha Mongols lands a protectorate of the Qing Empire. His sincerity, wisdom and knowledge of Buddhism earned the trust, respect and admiration of Emperor Kangxi.
16 Feb 19, 11:44 AM
Emptiness: That is why guru always pray for the wellbeing of sentient beings.Love.
16 Feb 19, 11:43 AM
Wan Wai Meng: 4. So, based on question 3, how did Zanabazar’s use his artworks as a tool for diplomacy, which was crucial for the survival of the Khalkha Mongols? How did Emperor Kangxi helped Zanabazar?

Zanabazar gave his beautiful artwork to Emperor Kangxi and offered to make Khalkha Mongols lands a protectorate of the Qing Empire. His sincerity, wisdom and knowledge of Buddhism earned the trust, respect and admiration of Emperor Kangxi.
16 Feb 19, 11:43 AM
Pastor Shin: A3.As a farsighted politician and an astute diplomat, Zanabazar used his artworks to win protection, appease enemies and forge bilateral relationships with considerable success. When conflict threatened the peace between the Khalkha and the Dzungar Mongols, Zanabazar used his sacred text and artwork to earn the trust of Galdan Boshugtu Khan (1644-1697), the Dzungar leader. Like Zanabazar, Galdan had studied Buddhism in Tibet under the guidance of the 4th Panchen Lama and the 5th Dalai Lama. In 1686, Zanabazar attended a peace conference initiated by the Qing Emperor Kangxi (康熙) (1654-1722) to forge reconciliation between the Khalkhas and the Dzungars. The 5th Dalai Lama also advocated peace and advised Galdan Boshugtu Khan to maintain the spirit of non-aggression in the region. Zanabazar gave his beautiful artwork to Emperor Kangxi and offered to make Khalkha Mongols lands a protectorate of the Qing Empire. His sincerity, wisdom and knowledge of Buddhism earned the trust, respect and admiration of Emperor Kangxi.
16 Feb 19, 11:42 AM
Joy_Moderator: 4. So, based on question 4, how did Zanabazar’s use his artworks as a tool for diplomacy, which was crucial for the survival of the Khalkha Mongols? How did Emperor Kangxi helped Zanabazaar?
16 Feb 19, 11:41 AM
Sofi: A3: As a farsighted politician and an astute diplomat, Zanabazar used his artworks to win protection, appease enemies and forge bilateral relationships with considerable success. When conflict threatened the peace between the Khalkha and the Dzungar Mongols, Zanabazar used his sacred text and artwork to earn the trust of Galdan Boshugtu Khan (1644-1697), the Dzungar leader. Like Zanabazar, Galdan had studied Buddhism in Tibet under the guidance of the 4th Panchen Lama and the 5th Dalai Lama. In 1686, Zanabazar attended a peace conference initiated by the Qing Emperor Kangxi (康熙) (1654-1722) to forge reconciliation between the Khalkhas and the Dzungars. The 5th Dalai Lama also advocated peace and advised Galdan Boshugtu Khan to maintain the spirit of non-aggression in the region.
16 Feb 19, 11:41 AM
Joy_Moderator: 3. Zanabazaar was a farsighted politician, what did he use to gain protection and appease his enemies? What did he create that helped his people?

- As a farsighted politician and an astute diplomat, Zanabazar used his artworks to win protection, appease enemies and forge bilateral relationships with considerable success.
- When conflict threatened the peace between the Khalkha and the Dzungar Mongols, Zanabazar used his sacred text and artwork to earn the trust of Galdan Boshugtu Khan (1644-1697), the Dzungar leader.
16 Feb 19, 11:41 AM
Wan Wai Meng: 3. Zanabazaar was a farsighted politician, what did he use to gain protection and appease his enemies? What did he create that helped his people?

A. Zanabazar was a prolific artist he created many beautiful pieces of Buddhist arts, there were then used these artworks to make allies and draw support, create peace with enemies, win protection.

At one point the sacred texts and artwork he wrote, he used it to win the trust and make peace with the Galdan Khan the leader of the Dzungars Mongols
16 Feb 19, 11:41 AM
Joy_Moderator: Thank you Yee Yin and Pastor Antoinette too :)
16 Feb 19, 11:40 AM
Joy_Moderator: Yes indeed... Jacinta: No wonder H.E. the 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche commissioned so many artworks too @Emptiness
16 Feb 19, 11:39 AM
Joy_Moderator: You are fast Lew! Correct, fhsam, Pastor Lanse and Jacinta. Thank Emptiness what you say is very true "Producing buddhist artworks is to generate great merits of meritorious deeds necessary for dharma learning and dedicating toward sentient beings.'
16 Feb 19, 11:39 AM
Yee Yin: 3. Zanabazaar was a farsighted politician, what did he use to gain protection and appease his enemies? What did he create that helped his people?

As a farsighted politician and an astute diplomat, Zanabazar used his artworks to win protection, appease enemies and forge bilateral relationships with considerable success. When conflict threatened the peace between the Khalkha and the Dzungar Mongols, Zanabazar used his sacred text and artwork to earn the trust of Galdan Boshugtu Khan (1644-1697), the Dzungar leader. Like Zanabazar, Galdan had studied Buddhism in Tibet under the guidance of the 4th Panchen Lama and the 5th Dalai Lama. In 1686, Zanabazar attended a peace conference initiated by the Qing Emperor Kangxi (康熙) (1654-1722) to forge reconciliation between the Khalkhas and the Dzungars. The 5th Dalai Lama also advocated peace and advised Galdan Boshugtu Khan to maintain the spirit of non-aggression in the region. Zanabazar gave his beautiful artwork to Emperor Kangxi and offered to make Khalkha Mongols lands a protectorate of the Qing Empire. His sincerity, wisdom and knowledge of Buddhism earned the trust, respect and admiration of Emperor Kangxi.
16 Feb 19, 11:39 AM
Pastor Antoinette: 3. Zanabazaar was a farsighted politician, what did he use to gain protection and appease his enemies? What did he create that helped his people?

As a farsighted politician and an astute diplomat, Zanabazar used his artworks to win protection, appease enemies and forge bilateral relationships with considerable success.

When conflict threatened the peace between the Khalkha and the Dzungar Mongols, Zanabazar used his sacred text and artwork to earn the trust of Galdan Boshugtu Khan (1644-1697), the Dzungar leader. Like Zanabazar, Galdan had studied Buddhism in Tibet under the guidance of the 4th Panchen Lama and the 5th Dalai Lama.

In 1686, Zanabazar attended a peace conference initiated by the Qing Emperor Kangxi (康熙) (1654-1722) to forge reconciliation between the Khalkhas and the Dzungars. The 5th Dalai Lama also advocated peace and advised Galdan Boshugtu Khan to maintain the spirit of non-aggression in the region.
16 Feb 19, 11:39 AM
Yee Yin: 3. Zanabazaar was a farsighted politician, what did he use to gain protection and appease his enemies? What did he create that helped his people?

As a farsighted politician and an astute diplomat, Zanabazar used his artworks to win protection, appease enemies and forge bilateral relationships with considerable success. When conflict threatened the peace between the Khalkha and the Dzungar Mongols, Zanabazar used his sacred text and artwork to earn the trust of Galdan Boshugtu Khan (1644-1697), the Dzungar leader. Like Zanabazar, Galdan had studied Buddhism in Tibet under the guidance of the 4th Panchen Lama and the 5th Dalai Lama. In 1686, Zanabazar attended a peace conference initiated by the Qing Emperor Kangxi (康熙) (1654-1722) to forge reconciliation between the Khalkhas and the Dzungars. The 5th Dalai Lama also advocated peace and advised Galdan Boshugtu Khan to maintain the spirit of non-aggression in the region. Zanabazar gave his beautiful artwork to Emperor Kangxi and offered to make Khalkha Mongols lands a protectorate of the Qing Empire. His sincerity, wisdom and knowledge of Buddhism earned the trust, respect and admiration of Emperor Kangxi.
16 Feb 19, 11:37 AM
Jacinta: No wonder H.E. the 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche commissioned so many artworks too @Emptiness
16 Feb 19, 11:36 AM
Chris: Answer 3: As a farsighted politician and an astute diplomat, Zanabazar used his artworks to win protection, appease enemies and forge bilateral relationships with considerable success. When conflict threatened the peace between the Khalkha and the Dzungar Mongols, Zanabazar used his sacred text and artwork to earn the trust of Galdan Boshugtu Khan (1644-1697), the Dzungar leader. Like Zanabazar, Galdan had studied Buddhism in Tibet under the guidance of the 4th Panchen Lama and the 5th Dalai Lama. In 1686, Zanabazar attended a peace conference initiated by the Qing Emperor Kangxi (康熙) (1654-1722) to forge reconciliation between the Khalkhas and the Dzungars. The 5th Dalai Lama also advocated peace and advised Galdan Boshugtu Khan to maintain the spirit of non-aggression in the region.
16 Feb 19, 11:36 AM
Jacinta: A3: Zanabazar used his artworks to win protection, appease enemies and forge bilateral relationships with considerable success.

When conflict threatened the peace between the Khalkha and the Dzungar Mongols, Zanabazar used his sacred text and artwork to earn the trust of Galdan Boshugtu Khan (1644-1697), the Dzungar leader.

In 1688, Zanabazar and 20,000 Khalkha refugees had to escape to Inner Mongolia and seek the protection of Emperor Kangxi. Zanabazar gave his beautiful artwork to Emperor Kangxi and offered to make Khalkha Mongols lands a protectorate of the Qing Empire.
16 Feb 19, 11:35 AM
Emptiness: Producing buddhist artworks is to generate great merits of meritorious deeds necessary for dharma learning and dedicating toward sentient beings.
16 Feb 19, 11:35 AM
P Lanse: 3. Zanabazaar was a farsighted politician, what did he use to gain protection and appease his enemies? What did he create that helped his people? Answer: Zanabazar used his artworks to win protection, appease enemies and forge bilateral relationships with considerable success. When conflict threatened the peace between the Khalkha and the Dzungar Mongols, Zanabazar used his sacred text and artwork to earn the trust of Galdan Boshugtu Khan (1644-1697), the Dzungar leader.
16 Feb 19, 11:35 AM
fhsam: 3. Zanabazaar was a farsighted politician, what did he use to gain protection and appease his enemies? What did he create that help his people? A3.. Zanabazar used his artworks to win protection, appease enemies and forge bilateral relationships with considerable success. When conflict threatened the peace between the Khalkha and the Dzungar Mongols, Zanabazar used his sacred text and artwork to earn the trust of Galdan Boshugtu Khan the Dzungar leader.
16 Feb 19, 11:34 AM
lew: A3. - Zanabazar used his artworks to win protection, appease enemies and forge bilateral relationships with considerable success
- Zanabazar used his sacred text and artwork to earn the trust of Galdan Boshugtu Khan to protect his people
16 Feb 19, 11:33 AM
Pastor Antoinette: 2. What type of artistic style did Zanabazar admire and based his artworks from? What is his style of statues called and why did he produced so many Buddhist artworks?

Zanabazar admired the Nepalese artistic style which was prevalent in the Gelug School at the time. Zanabazar and his apprentices produced hundreds of Buddhist-inspired artworks at Tovkhon Monastery. He wanted to fill the monasteries and temples with these inspiring pieces and connect the spirit of Buddhism to the masses beyond the confines of the nobility and the monastic community.
16 Feb 19, 11:32 AM
Joy_Moderator: 3. Zanabazaar was a farsighted politician, what did he use to gain protection and appease his enemies? What did he create that helped his people?
16 Feb 19, 11:31 AM
Pastor Shin: A2. Zanabazar admired the Nepalese artistic style which was prevalent in the Gelug School at the time. His admiration is apparent in the artwork that he produced. In the 1670s and 1680s, Zanabazar and his apprentices produced hundreds of Buddhist-inspired artworks at Tovkhon Monastery. He wanted to fill the monasteries and temples with these inspiring pieces and connect the spirit of Buddhism to the masses beyond the confines of the nobility and the monastic community.
16 Feb 19, 11:31 AM
Joy_Moderator: 2. What type of artistic style did Zanabazar admire and based his artworks from? What is his style of statues called and why did he produced so many Buddhist artworks?

- Zanabazar admired the Nepalese artistic style, hence his artwork which was prevalent in the Gelug School at the time was of this style.
- The statues were made in the style known today as the “Zanabazar School”, which uses a hollow yet seamless brass casting technique.
- He discovered the sculpting technique known as lost-wax casting that allowed him to make brass statues without the need for welding.
- The statues are usually depicted in deep meditation, guided by the desire to liberate sentient beings from their delusions.
- Zanabazar’s female Buddhas are infused with feminine beauty. They are typically depicted with arched eyebrows, small but fleshy lips, high nose and forehead. Among his greatest surviving works are the statues of Green Tara, White Tara, Standing Maitreya, Twenty-One Taras, the Five Dhyani Buddhas, Vajrasattva, Sitasamvara and Vajradhara.
- Zanabazar and his apprentices produced hundreds of Buddhist-inspired artworks at Tovkhon Monastery because he wanted to fill the monasteries and temples with these inspiring pieces and connect the spirit of Buddhism to the masses beyond the confines
16 Feb 19, 11:30 AM
Joy_Moderator: Yes Lew it looks very vast
16 Feb 19, 11:30 AM
Valentina: ANS 2:
Zanabazar admired the Nepalese artistic style which was prevalent in the Gelug School at the time.

The statues were made in the style known today as the “Zanabazar School”, which uses a hollow yet seamless brass casting technique.

He wanted to fill the monasteries and temples with these inspiring pieces and connect the spirit of Buddhism to the masses beyond the confines of the nobility and the monastic community.
16 Feb 19, 11:30 AM
Joy_Moderator: Correct answers from Lew, Chris, Yee Yin, Jacinta, Sofi and fhsam too!
16 Feb 19, 11:28 AM
Joy_Moderator: Very good answer Wai Meng!
16 Feb 19, 11:28 AM
lew: This is so beautiful https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Zana032.jpg
16 Feb 19, 11:27 AM
Emptiness: Giving praise is a superb way to multiply your merits manifold.Thank you.
16 Feb 19, 11:25 AM
Wan Wai Meng: Hello @emptiness Kah Luen.
16 Feb 19, 11:23 AM
Sofi: Thank you Emptiness for your sharing.
16 Feb 19, 11:22 AM
Pastor Antoinette: 1. What signs did Zanabazar show that indicated he was an extraordinary person since he was a child? What status and allegiance did he receive?

A1: He was able to recite the Praise of Manjushri (Jambaltsanjod) perfectly when he was just three years old.

Zanabazar also excelled in Tibetan and Indian scriptures, as well as in other fields as diverse as medicine, literature, philosophy, art and architecture.

The assembly of Khalkha nobles decided to acknowledge Zanabazar as a high saint (Ondor Gegeen) or “Holy Enlightened One” (Bogd Gegeen) and the Khalkha supreme religious leader.
16 Feb 19, 11:22 AM
fhsam: A 2 Zanabazar admired the Nepalese artistic style. - The statues were made in the style known today as the “Zanabazar School”, which uses a hollow yet seamless brass casting technique. - He wanted to fill the monasteries and temples with these inspiring pieces and connect the spirit of Buddhism to the masses beyond the confines of the nobility and the monastic community
16 Feb 19, 11:22 AM
Wan Wai Meng: 2. What type of artistic style did Zanabazar admire and based his artworks from? What is his style of statues called and why did he produced so many Buddhist artworks?

A. Zanabazar admires the Nepalese style of making statues, which was at that time also very sought after within the Gelug tradition in Tibet.

His style of statues was called the “Zanabazar School”, which uses a hollow yet seamless brass casting technique. He utilized the sculpting technique known as lost-wax casting that allowed him to make brass statues without the need for welding, which naturally produced very beautiful statyes without so many welding joints.

He wanted to draw the common Mongolian to the dharma, via methods other than spiritual authority or teachings, he leveraged on art as his weapon of attracting people to the dharma.
16 Feb 19, 11:21 AM
Emptiness: Giving praise is a sign of strong established faith in one's spiritual stronghold of pure mindfulliness.
16 Feb 19, 11:20 AM
Sofi: A2: Zanabazar admired the Nepalese artistic style which was prevalent in the Gelug School at the time. His admiration is apparent in the artwork that he produced. In the 1670s and 1680s, Zanabazar and his apprentices produced hundreds of Buddhist-inspired artworks at Tovkhon Monastery. He wanted to fill the monasteries and temples with these inspiring pieces and connect the spirit of Buddhism to the masses beyond the confines of the nobility and the monastic community.

The statues were made in the style known today as the “Zanabazar School”, which uses a hollow yet seamless brass casting technique.
16 Feb 19, 11:19 AM
Pastor Antoinette: Good morning Rinpoche, good morning Joy and everyone
16 Feb 19, 11:18 AM
Jacinta: A2: Zanabazar admired the Nepalese artistic style which was prevalent in the Gelug School at the time.

The statues were made in the style known today as the “Zanabazar School”, which uses a hollow yet seamless brass casting technique.

He wanted to fill the monasteries and temples with these inspiring pieces and connect the spirit of Buddhism to the masses beyond the confines of the nobility and the monastic community.
16 Feb 19, 11:18 AM
Yee Yin: 2. What type of artistic style did Zanabazar admire and based his artworks from? What is his style of statues called and why did he produced so many Buddhist artworks?

Zanabazar admired the Nepalese artistic style which was prevalent in the Gelug School at the time. His admiration is apparent in the artwork that he produced. The statues were made in the style known today as the “Zanabazar School”, which uses a hollow yet seamless brass casting technique. In the 1670s and 1680s, Zanabazar and his apprentices produced hundreds of Buddhist-inspired artworks at Tovkhon Monastery. He wanted to fill the monasteries and temples with these inspiring pieces and connect the spirit of Buddhism to the masses beyond the confines of the nobility and the monastic community.
16 Feb 19, 11:17 AM
Chris: Answer 2: Zanabazar admired the Nepalese artistic style which was prevalent in the Gelug School at the time. His admiration is apparent in the artwork that he produced. In the 1670s and 1680s, Zanabazar and his apprentices produced hundreds of Buddhist-inspired artworks at Tovkhon Monastery. He wanted to fill the monasteries and temples with these inspiring pieces and connect the spirit of Buddhism to the masses beyond the confines of the nobility and the monastic community.
16 Feb 19, 11:15 AM
lew: A2. - Zanabazar admired the Nepalese artistic style.
- The statues were made in the style known today as the “Zanabazar School”, which uses a hollow yet seamless brass casting technique.
- He wanted to fill the monasteries and temples with these inspiring pieces and connect the spirit of Buddhism to the masses beyond the confines of the nobility and the monastic community
16 Feb 19, 11:13 AM
Joy_Moderator: 2. What type of artistic style did Zanabazar admire and based his artworks from? What is his style of statues called and why did he produced so many Buddhist artworks?
16 Feb 19, 11:13 AM
Joy_Moderator: Thank you Valentina and fhsam for your correct answers :)
16 Feb 19, 11:12 AM
fhsam: A1 As a child, Zanabazar displayed extraordinary intelligence and devotion. He was able to recite the Praise of Manjushri (Jambaltsanjod) perfectly when he was just three years old. Zanabazar also excelled in Tibetan and Indian scriptures, as well as in other fields as diverse as medicine, literature, philosophy, art and architecture. y 1640, Zanabazar’s extraordinary qualities had become widely known. The assembly of Khalkha nobles decided to acknowledge Zanabazar as a high saint (Ondor Gegeen) or “Holy Enlightened One” (Bogd Gegeen) and the Khalkha supreme religious leader. The members of the Khalkha aristocracy pledged their allegiance to him in Tsagaan Nuur.
16 Feb 19, 11:12 AM
Valentina: ANS 1: Even as a child, Zanabazar displayed extraordinary intelligence and devotion. He was able to recite the Praise of Manjushri (Jambaltsanjod) perfectly when he was just three years old. Zanabazar also excelled in Tibetan and Indian scriptures, as well as in other fields as diverse as medicine, literature, philosophy, art and architecture. By 1640, Zanabazar’s extraordinary qualities had become widely known.

The assembly of Khalkha nobles decided to acknowledge Zanabazar as a high saint (Ondor Gegeen) or “Holy Enlightened One” (Bogd Gegeen) and the Khalkha supreme religious leader. The members of the Khalkha aristocracy pledged their allegiance to him in Tsagaan Nuur.
16 Feb 19, 11:11 AM
Joy_Moderator: Morning fhsam! Nice of you to join us!
16 Feb 19, 11:10 AM
Joy_Moderator: 1. What signs did Zanabazar show that indicated he was an extraordinary person since he was a child? What status and allegiance did he receive?

- Since Zanabazar was a he displayed extraordinary intelligence and devotion.
- He was able to recite the Praise of Manjushri (Jambaltsanjod) perfectly when he was just three years old.
- He excelled in Tibetan and Indian scriptures, as well as in other fields as diverse as medicine, literature, philosophy, art and architecture.
- By 1640, Zanabazar’s extraordinary qualities had become widely known. The assembly of Khalkha nobles decided to acknowledge Zanabazar as a high saint (Ondor Gegeen) or “Holy Enlightened One” (Bogd Gegeen) and the Khalkha supreme religious leader.
- The members of the Khalkha aristocracy pledged their allegiance to him in Tsagaan Nuur.
16 Feb 19, 11:10 AM
fhsam: Good morning Rinpoche and everyone.
16 Feb 19, 11:10 AM
Joy_Moderator: Pastor Adeline, Pastor Shin and Jacinta thank you for spotting the right answer from the blog :)
16 Feb 19, 11:09 AM
Jacinta: A1: By Three, He was able to recite the Praise of Manjushri perfectly. Zanabazar also excelled in Tibetan and Indian scriptures, as well as in other fields as diverse as medicine, literature, philosophy, art and architecture.

The assembly of Khalkha nobles decided to acknowledge Zanabazar as a high saint (Ondor Gegeen) or “Holy Enlightened One” (Bogd Gegeen) and the Khalkha supreme religious leader. The members of the Khalkha aristocracy pledged their allegiance to him in Tsagaan Nuur.
16 Feb 19, 11:09 AM
Joy_Moderator: Very good Chris, Sofi, Yee Yin and Wai Meng too! Perfect find of the answer for the first question!
16 Feb 19, 11:08 AM
Pastor Adeline: A1. As a child, Zanabazar displayed extraordinary intelligence and devotion. He was able to recite the Praise of Manjushri (Jambaltsanjod) perfectly when he was just three years old. Zanabazar also excelled in Tibetan and Indian scriptures, as well as in other fields as diverse as medicine, literature, philosophy, art and architecture.

Zanabazar was acknowledged as a high saint (Ondor Gegeen) or “Holy Enlightened One” (Bogd Gegeen) and the Khalkha supreme religious leader. The members of the Khalkha aristocracy pledged their allegiance to him in Tsagaan Nuur.
16 Feb 19, 11:08 AM
Pastor Shin: A1. Zanabazar displayed extraordinary intelligence and devotion. He was able to recite the Praise of Manjushri (Jambaltsanjod) perfectly when he was just three years old.

The assembly of Khalkha nobles decided to acknowledge Zanabazar as a high saint (Ondor Gegeen) or “Holy Enlightened One” (Bogd Gegeen) and the Khalkha supreme religious leader. The members of the Khalkha aristocracy pledged their allegiance to him in Tsagaan Nuur.
16 Feb 19, 11:08 AM
Wan Wai Meng: 1. What signs did Zanabazar show that indicated he was an extraordinary person since he was a child? What status and allegiance did he receive?

A. Zanabazar at a very young age of 3, he could already recite the Praise of Manjushri (Jambaltsanjod) flawlessly. As a child, Zanabazar displayed extraordinary intelligence and devotion. He also excelled in Tibetan and Indian scriptures, as well as in other fields as diverse as medicine, literature, philosophy, art and architecture.

The assembly of Khalkha nobles decided to acknowledge Zanabazar as a high saint (Ondor Gegeen) or “Holy Enlightened One” (Bogd Gegeen) and the Khalkha supreme religious leader. The members of the Khalkha aristocracy pledged their allegiance to him in Tsagaan Nuur.
16 Feb 19, 11:08 AM
Yee Yin: 1. What signs did Zanabazar show that indicated he was an extraordinary person since he was a child? What status and allegiance did he receive?

As a child, Zanabazar displayed extraordinary intelligence and devotion. He was able to recite the Praise of Manjushri (Jambaltsanjod) perfectly when he was just three years old. Zanabazar also excelled in Tibetan and Indian scriptures, as well as in other fields as diverse as medicine, literature, philosophy, art and architecture. y 1640, Zanabazar’s extraordinary qualities had become widely known. The assembly of Khalkha nobles decided to acknowledge Zanabazar as a high saint (Ondor Gegeen) or “Holy Enlightened One” (Bogd Gegeen) and the Khalkha supreme religious leader. The members of the Khalkha aristocracy pledged their allegiance to him in Tsagaan Nuur.
16 Feb 19, 11:07 AM
Sofi: A1: Even as a child, Zanabazar displayed extraordinary intelligence and devotion. He was able to recite the Praise of Manjushri (Jambaltsanjod) perfectly when he was just three years old. Zanabazar also excelled in Tibetan and Indian scriptures, as well as in other fields as diverse as medicine, literature, philosophy, art and architecture. By 1640, Zanabazar’s extraordinary qualities had become widely known. The assembly of Khalkha nobles decided to acknowledge Zanabazar as a high saint (Ondor Gegeen) or “Holy Enlightened One” (Bogd Gegeen) and the Khalkha supreme religious leader. The members of the Khalkha aristocracy pledged their allegiance to him in Tsagaan Nuur.
16 Feb 19, 11:07 AM
Chris: Answer 1: He was able to recite the Praise of Manjushri (Jambaltsanjod) perfectly when he was just three years old. Zanabazar also excelled in Tibetan and Indian scriptures, as well as in other fields as diverse as medicine, literature, philosophy, art and architecture. By 1640, Zanabazar’s extraordinary qualities had become widely known. The assembly of Khalkha nobles decided to acknowledge Zanabazar as a high saint (Ondor Gegeen) or “Holy Enlightened One” (Bogd Gegeen) and the Khalkha supreme religious leader. The members of the Khalkha aristocracy pledged their allegiance to him in Tsagaan Nuur.
16 Feb 19, 11:06 AM
Jacinta: Morning to you Moderator Joy.
16 Feb 19, 11:06 AM
Sofi: Good morning Rinpoche. Good morning everyone.
16 Feb 19, 11:05 AM
Joy_Moderator: Hi Jacinta, nice of you to join us today! Always nice to see you :)
16 Feb 19, 11:05 AM
lew: A1. He was able to recite the Praise of Manjushri (Jambaltsanjod) perfectly when he was just three years old. Zanabazar also excelled in Tibetan and Indian scriptures, as well as in other fields as diverse as medicine, literature, philosophy, art and architecture.

The assembly of Khalkha nobles decided to acknowledge Zanabazar as a high saint (Ondor Gegeen) or “Holy Enlightened One” (Bogd Gegeen) and the Khalkha supreme religious leader.
16 Feb 19, 11:04 AM
Joy_Moderator: 1. What signs did Zanabazar show that indicated he was an extraordinary person since he was a child? What status and allegiance did he receive?
16 Feb 19, 11:04 AM
Jacinta: Good morning Rinpoche, Pastors, Moderator and others in this chat room.
16 Feb 19, 11:03 AM
Joy_Moderator: Hello good morning everyone... let's begin our blog chat!
16 Feb 19, 11:03 AM
Valentina: Good morning!!
16 Feb 19, 11:02 AM
Yee Yin: Good morning Rinpoche and everyone!
16 Feb 19, 11:00 AM
Pastor Adeline: GOOD MORNING EVERYONE!
16 Feb 19, 11:00 AM
Pastor Shin: Good morning Rinpoche and everyone.
16 Feb 19, 11:00 AM
Wan Wai Meng: Morning Chris and Lew.
16 Feb 19, 10:59 AM
Chris: Good morning Rinpoche, moderator and everyone.
16 Feb 19, 10:58 AM
lew: Good morning Rinpoche, Wai Meng and everyone :)
16 Feb 19, 10:55 AM
Wan Wai Meng: Good morning Rinpoche and everyone.
15 Feb 19, 09:08 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9qvtq55ci8125.jpg Be loyal to your guru. Be close to your guru. Be honest with your guru. Never give your guru excuses but always accomplish your assignments that your guru has given you. Be loving, devoted and sincere with your guru. If you conduct yourself in this way, you will see positive transformations in your mind. Tsem Rinpoche
15 Feb 19, 07:53 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9qvtpubfc7051.jpg It is a must read on this incredible master Tagpu Pemavajra who was a great Mahasiddha- https://bit.ly/2Eagu3N
15 Feb 19, 04:08 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: Photo-Rare form of Lady Sindongma or Simhamuka practised in the Bodong Sengdong lineage. Please read more on the practice and benefits of Fierce Goddess Singdongma and the protection She offers- https://bit.ly/2JTMc6O https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9qvtppp1z8513.jpg
14 Feb 19, 11:17 PM
Elaine: Thank you all and good night.
14 Feb 19, 11:16 PM
Yee Mun (KISG): Thank you Rinpoche, Pastor Han Nee, CHoong and everyone, Good night.
14 Feb 19, 11:16 PM
yew seng: good nite everyone.... have a good weekend !
14 Feb 19, 11:16 PM
callista: Good night and thank you Rinpoche, PHN, Choong and everyone
14 Feb 19, 11:15 PM
Jacinta: Thank you and Good night Rinpoche, Pastor and others
14 Feb 19, 11:15 PM
Choong_Moderator: Thank you for joining everyone and please do your dedications.
14 Feb 19, 11:15 PM
Pastor Han Nee: Thank you Rinpoche.Thank you Choong and all. Good night.
14 Feb 19, 11:14 PM
Jacinta: Thank you Moderator
14 Feb 19, 11:14 PM
Jacinta: I see...
14 Feb 19, 11:13 PM
Celeste: Good nite Rinpoche, Pastor Han Nee, Moderator Choong and everyone.
14 Feb 19, 11:13 PM
Choong_Moderator: Hehehe, if you read the papers this week, got something like that happening here. LOL
14 Feb 19, 11:12 PM
Choong_Moderator: @Jacinta, that is another angle. When teachings degenerate and everyone claims to be termas (not that there is no such thing as genuine termas), the better way would be to eliminate the dodgy ones obviously by looking at their Indian sources.
14 Feb 19, 11:11 PM
Jacinta: I thought it has something to do with termas ... @Moderator
14 Feb 19, 11:11 PM
yew seng: thank you.. understood...
14 Feb 19, 11:11 PM
Choong_Moderator: @Yew Seng, you got it. Not invalid but can be sharpened.
14 Feb 19, 11:10 PM
Choong_Moderator: Thought not accurate to a fine degree, these coarser explanations will suit them better so that they can progress.
14 Feb 19, 11:10 PM
yew seng: ahh.. so the end result ... is a greater understanding of the subject matter ? not to prove something invalid or wrong..
14 Feb 19, 11:09 PM
Choong_Moderator: But if one can't even understand the coarser points, then a more suitable way of explaining would be better right?
14 Feb 19, 11:08 PM
Pastor Han Nee: Good night Caryn and Lum.
14 Feb 19, 11:08 PM
Choong_Moderator: Finer points yes.
14 Feb 19, 11:08 PM
yew seng: but to refute ?
14 Feb 19, 11:07 PM
Choong_Moderator: @yew seng, there is nothing wrong with the teachings of other traditions which will also bring one to enlightenment. Sapan just sharpened it for a sharp audience.
14 Feb 19, 11:07 PM
CarynW: Thank you Rinpoche, Choong, Pastor and all. Good night.
14 Feb 19, 11:07 PM
Lum Kok Luen: Thank you Rinpoche, Choong and all in room. See u all next week.
14 Feb 19, 11:07 PM
Elaine: The Sakya tradition records Sakya Pandita as having attained complete Enlightenment in the realm of Akshobya Buddha and now resides in the east as the Buddha Vimalashri.
14 Feb 19, 11:07 PM
CarynW: According to the Sakya tradition, Sapan now resides in the east as the Buddha Vimalashri.
14 Feb 19, 11:07 PM
Yee Mun (KISG): Resides in East as the Buddha Vimalashri.
14 Feb 19, 11:06 PM
Pastor Han Nee: In the realm of Akshobya Buddha where he now resides in the east as the Buddha Vimalashri.
14 Feb 19, 11:06 PM
yew seng: we stick to our own traditions and respect all other...
14 Feb 19, 11:06 PM
yew seng: question : His writings target and refute philosophical stances of the Kagyu and Nyingma traditions .. what's wrong with the other traditions ?
14 Feb 19, 11:06 PM
Jacinta: The Sakya tradition records Sakya Pandita as having attained complete Enlightenment in the realm of Akshobya Buddha and now resides in the east as the Buddha Vimalashri
14 Feb 19, 11:05 PM
Grace Leu (KHJB): Dear all, Thanks for tonight sharing. Need to leave the room now. Good night Rinpoche and everyone. Happy Valentine day .
14 Feb 19, 11:05 PM
Celeste: A28. akya Pandita introduced Buddhism to many of the ruling Mongol families. During this time, Sakya Pandita also assisted his scholarly nephew Phagpa in developing a written script specifically for the Mongolian language, which would later become known as the Phagpa script. Goden Khan had appointed Sakya Pandita as the temporal ruler of Tibet in 1249. This probably meant very little in terms of real political power and influence.
14 Feb 19, 11:05 PM
Choong_Moderator: According to the Sakya tradition, where is Sapan now?
14 Feb 19, 11:04 PM
Choong_Moderator: @Lum, it was eventually Sapan's nephew Phagpa who a great influence on Kublai Khan. They together also developed the Mongolian written script!
14 Feb 19, 11:03 PM
Elaine: A28. Sakya Pandita together with his nephews’ presence at Goden’s court was an important factor in the establishment of Buddhism in Mongolia.
14 Feb 19, 11:03 PM
callista: A28:Sakya Pandita along with his nephews’ presence at Goden’s court was an important factor in the establishment of Buddhism in Mongolia. While at Goden’s court, Sakya Pandita introduced Buddhism to many of the ruling Mongol families. During this time, Sakya Pandita also assisted his scholarly nephew Phagpa in developing a written script specifically for the Mongolian language, which would later become known as the Phagpa script. Prior to this, Mongolian was written in Uighur.
14 Feb 19, 11:02 PM
callista: A27:When the lama first arrived, Goden Khan sought to put him to the test. The Mongol prince commissioned powerful shamans of the court to conjure up an illusion of a temple for Sakya Pandita to bless. The illusion was supposed to be so realistic that only a highly realised being with clairvoyance would be able to tell that it was not the real thing.
14 Feb 19, 11:01 PM
Pastor Han Nee: A28.Sakya Pandita along with his nephews’ presence at Goden’s court was an important factor in the establishment of Buddhism in Mongolia.While at Goden’s court, Sakya Pandita introduced Buddhism to many of the ruling Mongol families. During this time, Sakya Pandita also assisted his scholarly nephew Phagpa in developing a written script specifically for the Mongolian language, which would later become known as the Phagpa script. Prior to this, Mongolian was written in Uighur.Sakya Pandita was also a great influence on his nephew, Phagpa especially in his developing spiritual relations with Kubilai Khan, the Mongol ruler who founded the glorious Chinese Yuan Dynasty.the relationship that Sakya Pandita developed with Goden Khan became the model for what would later be called the ‘priest-patron’ relationship between Tibet and her more powerful neighbours.
14 Feb 19, 11:00 PM
Lum Kok Luen: Sapan also had a great influence on Kublai Khan.... wow
14 Feb 19, 11:00 PM
Jacinta: Oh~ the Title is Ordinary Wisdom. Thanks
14 Feb 19, 11:00 PM
Choong_Moderator: The holy man, though he be distressed, does not eat food mixed with wickedness.
The lion, though hungry, will not eat what is unclean.

Sakya Pandita
14 Feb 19, 10:59 PM
CarynW: A28: Sakya Pandita introduced Buddhism to many of the ruling Mongol families. During this time, Sakya Pandita also assisted his scholarly nephew Phagpa in developing a written script specifically for the Mongolian language, which would later become known as the Phagpa script. Prior to this, Mongolian was written in Uighur. Sakya Pandita was a great influence on his nephew especially in his developing spiritual relations with Kubilai Khan, the Mongol ruler who founded the glorious Chinese Yuan Dynasty.
14 Feb 19, 10:59 PM
Yee Mun (KISG): A28 : While at Goden’s court, Sakya Pandita introduced Buddhism to many of the ruling Mongol families. During this time, Sakya Pandita also assisted his scholarly nephew Phagpa in developing a written script specifically for the Mongolian language, which would later become known as the Phagpa script. Prior to this, Mongolian was written in Uighur.
14 Feb 19, 10:59 PM
Jacinta: A28: Sakya Pandita along with his nephews’ presence at Goden’s court was an important factor in the establishment of Buddhism in Mongolia.

He was appointed as temporal ruler and shared the position as spiritual advisor with other religious leaders too
14 Feb 19, 10:59 PM
Elaine: A27 Goden Khan asked his shamans to conjure up an illusory temple and asked Sapan to bless it. He did as asked pretending not to know it was fake. But when the shamans were told to dissolve the illusion, they couldn't. What happened was that that illusion turned into reality. Sapan made the temple arise out of the illusion.
14 Feb 19, 10:58 PM
Lum Kok Luen: A28: The impact of Sapan on the Mongolian empire was vast. Sapan introduced Buddhism to the ruling Mongol families. Sapan also assisted his scholarly nephew Phagpa in developing a written script specifically for the Mongolian language, which would later become known as the Phagpa script. From Tibetan historical records, Goden Khan had appointed Sapan as the temporal ruler of Tibet in 1249. Sapan is said to have sent letters urging other political leaders in Tibet to submit to Mongol rule and pay tribute. These letters fell on deaf ears.
14 Feb 19, 10:58 PM
Grace Leu (KHJB): A28 :Sakya Pandita along with his nephews’ presence at Goden’s court was an important factor in the establishment of Buddhism in Mongolia. While at Goden’s court, Sakya Pandita introduced Buddhism to many of the ruling Mongol families. During this time, Sakya Pandita also assisted his scholarly nephew Phagpa in developing a written script specifically for the Mongolian language, which would later become known as the Phagpa script. Prior to this, Mongolian was written in Uighur.
14 Feb 19, 10:57 PM
yew seng: A28 : While at Goden’s court, Sakya Pandita introduced Buddhism to many of the ruling Mongol families. During this time, Sakya Pandita also assisted his scholarly nephew Phagpa in developing a written script specifically for the Mongolian language, which would later become known as the Phagpa script. Prior to this, Mongolian was written in Uighur.
14 Feb 19, 10:57 PM
Choong_Moderator: @Jacinta, just Google Sakya Pandita Books
14 Feb 19, 10:56 PM
Yee Mun (KISG): A27 : The Mongol prince commissioned powerful shamans of the court to conjure up an illusion of a temple for Sakya Pandita to bless. The illusion was supposed to be so realistic that only a highly realised being with clairvoyance would be able to tell that it was not the real thing. Sakya Pandita came as summoned and, when requested to bless the illusory temple, he consecrated it with a sprinkling of flowers and recitations of sacred verses. However, he gave no indication that he had realised the temple was merely an illusion. Feeling victorious, Goden Khan wanted to embarrass the lama and he signalled his shamans to dissolve their illusion. However, the magicians were unable to do so — they recited their incantations but nothing happened. After several attempts, Goden Khan realised that the illusory temple had become real through Sakya Pandita’s realisations.
14 Feb 19, 10:56 PM
Grace Leu (KHJB): A27 :Goden Khan wanted to embarrass the lama and he signalled his shamans to dissolve their illusion. However, the magicians were unable to do so — they recited their incantations but nothing happened. After several attempts, Goden Khan realised that the illusory temple had become real through Sakya Pandita’s realisations. With newfound faith, the prince knelt and confessed what he had done; thereafter he took heartfelt refuge in Sakya Pandita
14 Feb 19, 10:56 PM
Pastor Han Nee: A27. Goden Khan commissioned powerful shamans of the court to conjure up an illusion of a temple for Sakya Pandita to bless. The illusion was supposed to be so realistic that only a highly realised being with clairvoyance would be able to tell that it was not the real thing. Sapan consecrated the temple with a sprinkling of flowers and recitations of sacred verses. However, he gave no indication that he had realised the temple was merely an illusion. When Goden Khan wanted to embarrass the lama and signalled his shamans to dissolve their illusion, he found to his shock that the shamans could not dissolveit. He then realized that the illusory temple had become real through Sakya Pandita’s realisations..
14 Feb 19, 10:55 PM
Jacinta: Moderator, I can’t see the picture clearly. Do you have the link?
14 Feb 19, 10:55 PM
Choong_Moderator: Q28. What impact did Sapan and his nephews have on the Mongol empire?
14 Feb 19, 10:55 PM
Lum Kok Luen: Thank you Choong
14 Feb 19, 10:55 PM
Yee Mun (KISG): A26 : The lama provided a treatment that cured Goden’s skin condition, which was likely to have been leprosy.
14 Feb 19, 10:55 PM
CarynW: A27: It did not work. The Mongol prince commissioned powerful shamans of the court to conjure up an illusion of a temple for Sakya Pandita to bless. The illusion was supposed to be so realistic that only a highly realised being with clairvoyance would be able to tell that it was not the real thing. Sakya Pandita came as summoned and, when requested to bless the illusory temple, he consecrated it with a sprinkling of flowers and recitations of sacred verses. However, he gave no indication that he had realised the temple was merely an illusion. Feeling victorious, Goden Khan wanted to embarrass the lama and he signalled his shamans to dissolve their illusion. However, the magicians were unable to do so — they recited their incantations but nothing happened. After several attempts, Goden Khan realised that the illusory temple had become real through Sakya Pandita’s realisations.
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