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Tsog Offering on Dakini Day

There will be a tsog offering, meditation and prayer to the 21Taras on Tuesday April 1 (Dakini Day) at the Foundation House, 6.30 – 8.30 pm. Everyone is welcome.

Hatred and Forbearance

There is no evil equal to hatred, and no spiritual practice eqal to forbearance. Therefore one should develop forbearance by various means, with great effort.(1)

One’s mind finds no peace, neither enjoys pleasure or delight, nor goes to sleep, nor feels secrue while the dart of hatred is stuck in the heart.(2)

The person who realizes that hatred is an enemy, since it creates such sufferings as these, and who persistently strikes it down, is happy in this world and the next.(6)

Therefore I shll destroy the food of this deceiver, since this hatred has no purpose other than my murder.(8)

ไม่มีความชั่วใดเหมือนกับโทสะ และไม่มีตบะใดเหมือนกับขันติ ดังนั้น เราจึงควรฝึกฝนขันติด้วยวิธีการต่างๆกัน

จิตจะไม่พบความสงบ ความพอใจ หรือความยินดีใดๆ ไม่สามารถจะหลับลงได้ หรือไม่มีความมั่นคง หากลูกดอกแห่งโทสะยังเสียดแทงจิตใจอยู่

ผู้ที่มองเห็นว่าความโกรธเป็นศัตรู รู้ว่าความโกรธก่อทุกข์เช่นนี้ และยืนกรานที่จะข่มมันให้ได้ จะมีความสุขทั้งในโลกนี้และโลกหน้า

ดังนั้น ข้าฯจะเอาอาหารของผู้หลอกลวงนี้ไป เนื่องจากความเกลียดนี้ไม่มีจุดหมายอื่นใดนอกจากจะสังหารข้าฯ

(Source: Shantideva: The Bodhicaryavatara by Kate Crosby and Andrew Skilton)

Don’t Let Anger Ruin Your Beautiful Memories

When a person is angry at someone, he tends to think only about the negative side of that person. It’s like in the whole world there is no one who is as wicked as this person. When he does this, he breathes in the breath of anger, which can easily turn into resentment. When he breathes out, he lets go the air of hatred which pollutes the environment. Both breaths harm his entire being and put him in great suffering, just like the suffering of hell beings who are afflicted by the torments of extremes of cold and heat.

When we are angry, it’s important for us to learn to calm the agitated mind down. Instead of focusing only on the negative side, he should remember all the kindness that person has done to him. He also should think that all beings have faults. The person who makes him angry is no exception.

Some practical advice: go to the sea, sit there watching the ocean and waves after waves. Sit there until anger subsides. Watch endless waves which come and go. Meditate on the four immeasurable thoughts. Think of all beings with loving kindness, yourself and the person you are angry with included.

Water element will comfort angry soul. Vastness of the sea will remind us of boundless space and countless number of beings who need love and do not want suffering.

Update on Green Tara Malas

Areerat has offered 1,500 baht for the mala with pearls. Anyone who is interested in making contribution, please contact us or send me a comment. We shifted the last date for auction to April 20. We’ll make an announcement at the foundation house.

Interesting Seminar

Today I attended a seminar on Tibet-Taiwan and Olympics organized by the Chinese center, Asian Studies Institute, Chulalongkorn University. They invited me to talk on the present situation of the Tibetan people. I accepted the invitation because I think it’s important to provide information on Tibet to the Thai public and media. We know so little not only about Tibetan but also about other nationalities in China. Many people don’t even know what a lama is. Any monk with red robe is considered a lama, which is not correct.

Professor Virasak of the Faculty of Political Science did an interesting analysis of the situation. To him, the unrest that just happened wouldn’t affect Olympics but instead brought out another problem related to Tibetan-Han relations, as evidenced from a number of negative comments given by Han Chinese. He raised the problem of the increasing number of Chinese bars and prostitutes in Tibet, which upset Tibetan Buddhists.

There’s certainly a need to understand and love one another. From the religious point of view, all beings have been our mother before. Whether they are Tibetan or Chinese, deep down they share the same basic needs and the only thing they want is happiness. Hatred wouldn’t do any good. I remembered Jamyang Sakya Dagmola’s speech in one of the interviews. The interviewer asked her whether she wanted to go back and live in Tibet, she said no. To her, everywhere can be considered home. Everywhere we go, we meet the same kind of people who don’t want suffering and seek only happiness.

Special Event on "Beloved Tara"

Gods and asuras with their crowns
bow down to Your lotus feet;
Liberator from all problems,
Mother Tara – homage to you!

พระแม่ตารา – ขอนอบน้อมแด่พระองค์

The 1000 Stars Foundation is pleased to invite everyone to attend a special event on “Beloved Tara” at the foundation house on Sunday April 20, 2008, 1.30-5.30 pm.


The film and the talks are in Thai.

1.30-2.00 pm Film on Tara
2.00-3.00 pm “Who is Tara, How Tara Differs from Mundane Deities, and How to Worship and Meditate on Her?” by Dr. Krisadawan Hongladarom
3.00-3.30 pm “Songs to Tara by Indian and Tibetan Devotees” by Dr. Soraj Hongladarom
3.30-4.00 pm Discussion and tea break
4.00-5.00 pm Group practice: Making Offerings, Prayer and Meditation
5.00-5.30 pm Tantric dance as an offering to Tara by Thanapol Virulhakul

There is no registration fee. Please bring vegetarian snacks to share with one another. A copy of Tara prayer book in Tibetan and Thai will be distributed at the event. Contributions to the Tara Great projects at the Tara Khadiravana Retreat Center in Hua-Hin, namely the Tara Great Stupa for Peace and Harmony and Vasutara Dharma pavillion (meditation hall) are welcome.

Please email Worawanna ( for reservation.

พระแม่ตาราเป็นพระโพธิส้ตว์แห่งความเมตตากรุณา ทรงเป็นที่รักและปฏิบัติบูชาของชาวทิเบต มองโกเลีย และชาวพุทธทั่วโลก คนไทยเริ่มรู้จักพระองค์มากขึ้นเรื่อยๆ ด้วยตระหนักเห็นความสำคัญของการปฏิบัติบูชาพระองค์และให้ความรู้เกี่ยวกับพระองค์ มูลนิธิพันดาราจึงจะจัดงานพิเศษ
“ตารา พระผู้เป็นที่รัก” ที่บ้านมูลนิธิ วันอาทิตย์ที่ 20 เมษายน 2551 เวลา 1.30-5.30 น.


1.30-2.00 pm ภาพยนตร์สารคดีเกี่ยวกับพระแม่ตารา
2.00-3.00 pm “พระแม่ตาราคือใคร ต่างจากเทพทางโลกอย่างไร จะปฏิบัติบูชาและนั่งสมาธิกรรมฐานถึงพระองค์อย่างไร”
รศ. ดร. กฤษดาวรรณ หงศ์ลดารมภ์
3.00-3.30 pm “บทสรรเสริญพระแม่ตาราโดยพระอาจารย์อินเดียและทิเบต”
รศ. ดร. โสรัจจ์ หงศ์ลดารมภ์
3.30-4.00 pm เสวนาและพักน้ำชากาแฟ
4.00-5.00 pm การปฏิบัติร่วมกัน: การถวายเครื่องบูชา สวดมนตร์และนั่งสมาธิ
5.00-5.30 pm การแสดงนาฏยศิลป์ตันตระเพื่อถวายเป็นพลีแด่พระแม่ตารา (ธนพล วิรุฬหกุล)

ไม่เก็บค่าลงทะเบียน ขอให้ผู้มาร่วมงานนำอาหารว่าง (มังสะวิรัติ) มารับประทานร่วมกัน ทางมูลนิธิจะแจกหนังสือสวดมนตร์พระแม่ตาราซึ่งมีบทสวดมนตร์ภาษาทิเบตและภาษาไทย ขอเชิญชวนทำบุญในโครงการพระแม่ตาราที่ภัทรกัลป์ตาราขทิรวัน อำเภอหัวหิน จังหวัดประจวบคีรีขันธุ์ ซึ่งในช่วงแรกประกอบด้วยการก่อสร้างพระศานติตารามหาสถูปและศาลาปฏิบัติธรรมวสุตารา

Green Tara Malas

Jamie Reinhardt and Maneethorn Dokmail who ran the Shambhala center in Bangkok gave two beautiful Green Tara malas (beads) to the Foundation. Here are their kind words:

Hi Kris and Soraj

These two malas are a donation to/for fundraising for the stupa. THe suggested price or donation amount is 1260 baht or more per mala. The first one is Indian jade with freshwater pearl marker beads and quartz crystal guru bead. The tassel is silk on both. The second one is Indian jade with opalite markers and a jade guru bead. I hope these will help raise money for the project. I thought they would be good for Green Tara practice .

In the vision of the dharma,

Jamie & Tu


Thanks in advance to anyone who wants to make contribution to the stupa by buying these malas. They are for auction from now till the end of this month. Please email

Salute to Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage gives you an opportunity to be with nature.

This is the time you will:
Walk on treasure earth,
Drink treasure water,
Are touched by treasure wind,
Experience treasure heat,
And be with treasure air.

When you go out in the open space with free spirit, you experience luminous mind, which has been there from the beginning.

Street becomes your home.
People whom you meet become your family and friends.
Stray and wild animals become your pets.
Faith and devotion are your food that gives you strength and nourishes your soul.

This is time for unconditional love to express itself beyond limit. This is time to reflect on the real meaning of peace, which is no where but in your own mind.

Waveless Sea

Learn to be with your emotions. Don’t get upset when things go wrong. Don’t be sad or disappointed when a plan is not realized. waves are a natural element of the sea. Emotions are like waves. They come and go. After they go away, the sea is as calm as before. Let us be like a baby whose mind is pure and clear just like waveless sea.

Toward Peace

“The Stupa is for peace; Tara is for compassion. That’s all we need.”

There’s a story about our foundation and peace in the Nation yesterday.