Jul 26, 2018

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THE FIRST IMPRESSION (Cái buổi ban đầu lưu luyến ấy…)

      I have read Guruji’s articles for a year and every time I read your article,  it seems to me that Guruji  is next to me. The distance by different country seems to be disappeared.  In every words in his articles,  I feel that they are from his compassionate heart. Guruji is so close to me. In his articles,  I am especially expressed by 6 marvelous practices invented by respected Guruji which is suitable with our modern life. This makes me have the wish to go to Vietnam to meet Guruji and learn from him in person.

Guruji introduced Lac Canh Dai (Joyful Sight Roundhouse)

I feel proud of  Guru ji and the team of learners. I was attracted and rushed to Ho Chi Minh city Vietnam to meet them all. My expectation and hope to learn something from Guruji made me a new learner. And what I have got blessed from Guruji beyond my expectations.



Introducing the resting place

The first impressions on me is the way how Guruji’s learners treat well each other and especially a new comer like me. When the airplane landed off,  Violet  Tran,  one of Guruji’s learners  was there to receive us from airport with friendly smile. The first meeting with my sister Violet made us happy. We drove to Guru ji s place with my wife.  After an hour we reached Song Nguyen Tantra House. I found out the name of Sub-institute in the front gate of Tantra House with beautiful decorations. It is Sub- Institute for Psychology Research and Yoga Applications in Ba Ria Vung Tau. Entering the Tantra House,  the pure atmosphere filled in my heart. The view here is so peaceful and nice.

Guruji guide us to peel the rambutan

We took some noodles at Tantra House as we were very hungry. After taking some food and little rest, we get ready to meet Guru Ji. I have seen his picture several times when I gone through his letters. Physically I mate him on 23 rd of July 2018. My first meeting was excellent and after talking few minutes my energy boost. He has a nice personality, kind hearted, soft spoken, cool and gentle. His words are really heart touching. I saw some learners are gathering and patiently observing Guru Ji s words. When I went to Sai Gon, I got many supports from Guruji’s learners through his blessings and arrangements, especially, Mr. Thanh Van and his wife. They are so good to us. I feel that every learner in Song Nguyen Tantra House treat each other well as the brother in the same family ,  no matter wherever they live.

Lovely cats

Purple light form the Lotus Estrade at night

The second impression on me is the spectacle at Song Nguyen Tantra House. In my first evening I stayed here. The tantra house appearing with purple light is so beautiful. It seems to me that I have just entered the different place,  far difference from any places I have experienced. I stood still to look at and enjoy the beauty of Lotus room. It looks like a lotus blooming in holy place.

Colorful fish in Buddha-foot pond

The spectacle of Song Nguyen Tantra House in the morning is a new and wonderful experience for me. It was a pure and peaceful morning. Everything here seems too close for us. The Buddha-foot pond filling in colorful fishes, different flowers around it,  the happy room, the pure wind room and the lotus room create the perfect views for everyone who come here. There are many lovely cats, too. I saw more than 10 cute cats be inside Tantra House.  They are very free and friendly with us. I love cat so they also reacted likewise. I am especially impressed to see cats sit around Guruji. One of them six next to Guruji like a son beside his father. my morning with Guruji and his blessings made me energetic and happy.

Enjoy delicious food at a cafe & restaurant

The third impression on me is how wonderfully Guruji behaved a newcomer in Tantra House like me. Respected Guruji invited us for dinner. Due time we went for dinner…. Guru Ji,  his wife and learners went together with 3 cars to the café and restaurant. It is really a nice place with beautiful sightseeing. We enjoyed delicious food and enjoyed the hospitality of Guruji. His broad mind and amicable behaviour is really excellent. He made me surprised by his broad knowledge and his kindness.  His dedication made me touched so much. On 24th July 2018, Guruji took us to a beautiful resort and he offered me the delicious meal in a beautiful sightseeing. Thanks to Guruji’s blessing,  I have a chance to enjoy such wonderful things that I have never forgotten them.

Having meal at a Long Hai Channel resort, which is rated as good service in Ba Ria Vung Tau province

Guruji analyzed ten details of the Avalokiteshvara

The special impression on me is the method to practice meditation which Guruji has taught me. Guruji told us to teach us yoga and about tantra lesson on 23 rd morning. We looked forward to listen to his lesson. After the beautiful breakfast with Guruji on 24th July,  we proceed to the Tantra house made with a shape of Lotus flower. I entered inside the house and feel cool with that atmosphere as well as the chanting mantras of Buddha. Gurji entered with his dharma uniform. Before me,  he looked like a holy one in this dhatma uniform. We stand up to show him respect. He took his seat and address us the teaching of Dharma/ tantra.

Walking with mantra

Lesson No.1 is walking with chanting of mantra in which left step,  read Om Mani.  Right step,  read Padme hum. We physically practice it and covered the Buddha-foot pond several times. The pond is full of colour full fishes, turtle and flowers. We thoroughly practice this then Guruji taught us the second lesson. It is how to count the mediation picture of Avalokiteshvara from 1 to 10 specifications to keep the mindfulness. Lesson No.3 is how to breathe with chanting of mantras. When we breathe in we chant Om Mani.  When we breathe out we chant Padme hum. We practiced it and after that we take some rest. In addition,  I have listened to Guruji’s teaching about mantra and I have learnt that Mani mantra is the powerful mantra which help practitioners be healthy and happy in this life.

Guruji presented us the holy image of Avalokiteshvara

I found it easy to learn and practice the Guruji’s methods. Three methods to meditate I have learnt are so easy and convenient to practice. I can practice easily at any time in any where, in my room,  in the park,  on the street and even during my rest. It is so amazing. Guruji adviced us  how to  practice the pure mind yoga  and what are the benefits of the pure mind yoga as well as how to spread it. From now on,  I can practice these lessons of pure mind yoga everyday when coming back homeland and I will introduce these types of easy and effective methods to meditate to everyone around me as the permission of Guruji. I hope more and more people can learn and practice these method of meditation.
The most impression on me and keep in my mind forever is Guruji himself. At the first sight of meeting he treated me so well. In daily activities,  he is so simple, kind and amicable but still keep the virtuous manner. During lunch time or dinner time,  he took care of us,  he created us the friendly atmosphere and helped us feel comfortable. During meals or while conversing,  he told a joke to us and he also taught us many lessons with clear discussion and nice illustration by his profound knowledge and kindness, which helped us be easy to understand and remember them.
When he gave a lesson to us in lotus room,  he became the holy one with his dharma uniform. His appearance in lotus room makes everyone respect him and bow before him naturally. His power comes from his compassion and his wisdom.
Moreover,  in this occasion,  my wife is lucky enough to get the yoga name from Guruji. I believe that she always respect the yoga name Tantra Hatari in her life. It is the true blessings from such a compassionate and wisdom Guruji.
As per my request, Guruji allowed me to leave for Ho Chi Minh city. He arranged a luxury car with 2 learners to guide me at Ho Chi Minh city. During my departure I missed Guruji. I left Guruji s place with tearful eyes. Guruji has a very big heart and very cool mind. I am really feel proud of Guruji. His consort is also a very nice lady, very affectionate and amicable. They are the perfect partners on the path to enlightenment. Their hospitality and care for us, I have no words to explain my feelings. It was beyond my expectations.

Hatari and other learners

Dear respected Guruji,
From the bottom of my heart,  we, Tantra Vikracitta and  Tantra Hatari would like to express the deep gratitude to you for your kindness,  compassion and hospitality during our stay in Vietnam. All things you gave us are the most valuable gifts in our life.
May Guruji and his consort have a good health and live long for the sake of all beings.
May Song Nguyen Tantra House grow bigger and bigger for the benefit of all sentient beings.
May all sentient beings be always happy.
Om Mani Padme Hum.
Your learner – Tantra Vikracitta.
  1. tantra mahavita says:
    Querido Santo Guru : Que hermoso articulo….Me llena de regocijo …que los hermanos de Sangha Tantra Vikracita y Tantra Hatari …esten tan felices despues de compartir la profunda amabilidad, compasion y hospitalidad …durante su estadia en Vietnam ….De Guruji ,,,Que el Guru viva feliz una larga vida… para beneficio de todos los seres sintientes. Que todos los seres encuentren la felicidad de la Naturaleza de Buda. OM MANI PADME HUM
  2. Tantra Mahadeva says:

    Greetings Holy Guru

    Reading the above article, I am reminded of the hospitality received during my February 2018 visit. Your magnanimity and Ms Violet’s kindness is unsurpassable. It is dharma that sows the seeds of compassion and goodness.

    Guru ji and your loving learners are the true embodiment of spirituality. I am deeply grateful for the kindness showered upon us and the whole existence benefits from your loving kindness.

    I will forever be grateful to Ms Violet for her deep compassion.

    Om Mani Padme Hum

  3. Ahmed Khan says:

    Dear Guru,

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful article and to Tantra Vikracitta for writing it.

    I like the the descriptions of the meditation methods and the photos.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

    • Kính bạch Thầy! 

      Con xin phép được dịch comment của bạn đọc Ahmed Khan sang tiếng Việt như sau:

      “Kính bạch Thầy! 

      Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã cho con đọc bài này. Cảm ơn đạo hữu Tantra Vikracitta đã viết bài chia sẻ. 

      Con thích những phương pháp thiền Thầy đã dạy cho đạo hữu ấy và những bức ảnh trong bài. 

      Om Mani Padme Hum. “

  4. Tantra Maruta says:
    Dear holy Guru,

    Such a great atmosphere that I missed since I am supposedly one among the attendees. My warm greetings too to all the Dharma brothers who were able to get their chance to attend the special event in Song Ngoyen Tantra House.

    My eagerness to meet the holy Guru personally has always excites me. I know that the knowledge and wisdom would be different to hear in personally.

    Wishing you peace and calm, full of wonderful moments.

    I am Tantra Maruta, from the Philippines.

    Om Mani Padme Hum

  5. Tantra Amishuta says:
    Dear Guru,

    Thank you for sharing this article, it is so nice and just what I would expect. Thank you for being so kind to my fellow learners when they visit you. Om mani padme hum May you be well for the sake of all beings and may we continue on to enlightenment.

    • Kính bạch Thầy! 

      Con xin phép được dịch comment của đạo hữu Tantra Amishuta sang tiếng Việt như sau:

      “Kính bạch Thầy! 

      Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã cho con đọc bài viết này. Đây là bài viết hay và ý nghĩa. Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy vì lòng tốt, sự từ bi của Thầy đối với học trò khi học trò đến cầu pháp Thầy. 

      Om Mani Padme Hum. 

      Con cầu nguyện cho sức khỏe và sự trường thọ của Thầy vì sự lợi lạc của tất cả chúng sanh. 

      Cầu nguyện chúng con luôn tinh tấn hành pháp để đạt giác ngộ. “

  6. Dr C H Lakshminarayan says:
    Respected Guruji, I bow my head at your lotus feet.

    I am highly delighted to go through this article.

    It reminds me of the passage  in the holy  ” VEDA  and UPANISHATH ” of the great Hindu Dharma Scripture ! Which is as follows :

    ” Treat Mathru Devo bhava

    Treat Pithru devo bhava

    Treat acharya( Guru) devo bhava

    Treat athithi ( guest) devo bhava ”

    Which in English  translation means :

    ” Treat mother as Devine  God

    Treat  father as Devine God

    Treat Guru as Devine God

    Treat guest as Devine God ”

    The hospitality and treatment  shown by Guruji to the couple guests who came to see him and Song Nguyen Tantra House and Dharma teachings given is  of the high order and highly commendable.!

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

    Dr C H Lakshminarayan.

    (Tantra Nirvadeva )

  7. Dear Tantra Vikracitta,

    I am delighted to read your article.

    You and your wife could experience wonderful moments with Holy Guru and his consort as well as with other disciples, such a big fortunate because it is not easy to have a good luck to meet a true spiritual Guru in this age. Guru created the very simple but beneficial Yoga methods, including meditation with mantra (walking and breathing), meditation by counting from 1 to 10 specifications of the Avalokiteshvara’s picture you learned.

    May you and your wife, Tantra Hatari will be practicing the methods Guru taught and follow Guru’s directions.

    May Holy Guru and his consort live long for sake of sentient beings

    May all sentient beings achieve happiness of Buddhahood

    Om ah hum.

  8. Mật Thủy says:

    Dear Tantra Vikracitta,

    I enjoy your sharing about your first visit at Song Nguyen Tantra House. It’s obviously that not only you but all the students, domestic or internal ones all be treated in one way by Guruji’s undistinctive graciousness, providing they sincerely cherish and request for Dharma.

    I’m happy with you and Tantra Hatari that received the three precious method on meditation teaching by Guru. Hope you two hold on this spirit with right effort, and hope to read more your sharings through comments on chanhtuduy.com.

    Om mani padme hum!

  9. Dear Tantra Vikracitta,

    Thank you very much for sharing the most beautiful memories in your life with us. I am delighted to read every word of your writing as it is so sincere and informative. Thanks to your sharing, I happened to realize that no matter how far the distance between the Guru and his disciples is, the Guru devotion and the predestined affinity will bring the disciple to come to him. I cannot help praising your willing spirit to travel such a long distance to Vietnam to meet Guru in person. Your endeavor has been paid off by a warm and generous treat from Guru and his consort at Song Nguyen Tantra House, that reminds me many other opportunities when our Guru generously treated his disciples and precious guests. Your first strong impression on our Guru as a “simple, kind and amicable person but still keep the virtuous manner”, “he often told a joke while conversing and taught us lessons with clear discussion by his profound knowledge and kindness” help me to cultivate empathy and beautiful memories. The happiest moment which is one of a kind in a lifetime is that you and your wife have been taught pure mind yoga by our Guru. You not only enrich your knowledge with Guru’s teachings but also one step closer to the enlightenment. I am praying for you and your wife will practice Dharma diligently and cultivate merits, and develop the Guru’s devotion.

    May the Guru and his consort be healthy and long-lived for the sake of all sentient being.

    May all sentient being achieve the Buddha’s happiness.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  10. Tantra Upatissa says:

    Dear Guru thank you for sharing this article.

    I am very happy to see new learners coming and receiving your teachings and going with your blessings upon them, which always protects them.

    May our respected new learners get liberated by following your teachings.

    They may get Peace and Happiness.

    May Guru and his consort live long and protected and get enlightened.

    May all beings in all the directions of world be free from suffering and get enlightened.

    Om Mani Padme Hum..

    • Kính bạch Thầy! 

      Con xin phép được dịch comment của đạo hữu Tantra Upatissa sang tiếng Việt như sau:

      “Kính bạch Thầy! 

      Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã cho con đọc bài này. 

      Con rất hoan hỷ vì những học trò mới được đến Mật gia và nhận được những lời dạy của Thầy,  nhận được ơn phước từ Thầy,  giúp họ được bảo vệ trong cuộc đời này. 

      Con cầu nguyện họ tinh tấn hành pháp dưới sự chỉ dẫn của Thầy để đạt được giác ngộ. 

      Con cầu nguyện họ luôn hạnh phúc,  bình an. 

      Con cầu nguyện Thầy Cô trụ thế lâu dài,  thân tâm an tịnh. 

      Cầu nguyện tất cả chúng sanh đoạn trừ phiền não và đạt được giác ngộ. 

      Om Mani Padme Hum. 

  11. Tantra siramitra says:
    Venerebol Guru.

    My name is tantra siramitra.

    Very nice, & also very well expressed compliments, to the Venerebol Guru,

    It makes me feel very happy wan our brothers in Dharma, expressing souch nice comments to ourds the Venerebol, and also the kindness of the rest of the Dharma family.

    May Avery one be happy.


  12. Bishnu Prasad Das says:

    Respected Guruji,


                           I feel proud to see my feelings published in the web page of Nguyan Tantra House. During my visit to Vietnam and meeting with Guruji was an excellent experience for life long…No way it is comparable with others, it is exceptional and heart touching. The way  Guruji , his consort and his dispels  welcome us as well as provided VIP treatment will became a lifelong memory. His teaching method is so simple and he is very practical, knowledgeable person. “First impression is last long”…so my experience  about Guruji is outstanding in all respect. No ego, no anger, no tension…..He is always happy and his smiling face, his jokes can attract any one. He arranged vehicle and learner friends to guide us to show the beautiful  Ho Chi Minh City.  I have no words to describe all…. Mr Van and his wife also did a lot for us during our stay at Saigon.  Guruji is really a sacred person with un-believable power, sixth seance and many more.

                     We bow down our head before Guruji. 

    Om Mani Padme Hum

    Tantra Vikrachitta.


  13. Pamela Burridge says:
    A beautiful article. I felt almost like I was there. The lovely descriptions, I felt like I was walking around the pond myself.  Someday I hope to make the journey, until then I will fully enjoy the wonderful teachings.
    • Kính bạch Thầy!

      Con xin phép được dịch comment của bạn đọc Pamela Burridge sang tiếng Việt như sau: 

      “Bài viết của đạo hữu hay. Đọc bài viết này,  tôi cảm giác như bản thân mình đang ở Mật gia. Những chi tiết được miêu tả rất sinh động. Tôi thấy như mình đang được thực hành đi quanh hồ. Tôi mong ngày nào đó có được chuyến đi như đạo hữu để hạnh ngộ với Thầy và được hoan hỷ nhận những bài pháp tuyệt vời từ Thầy. “

  14. Elana Dower says:

    What a lovely sight! I feel much joy seeing the photos as reading about the visit. Thank you so much for sharing this!

    Om Mani Padme Hum

  15. Sonam Tshering says:
    Holy Guru,

    Quite often than not I find no words to describe the length and breadth of your merituous deeds.

    This article really made me to feel and learn true qualities of Vulnerable Guru, his teaching, Dharma house and followers. I got the real feelings of being in the heaven while reading it. May such a heavenly place flourish in all six realms and peace be at the doorstep of all beings.

    Long live Guru.

    Om Mani Padme Hung!

    • Nguyên Thành says:

      Good! I like tour comment!

    • Kính bạch Thầy! 

      Con xin phép được dịch comment của bạn đọc Sonam Tshering sang tiếng Việt như sau:

      “Kính bạch Thầy tâm linh tôn quý! 

      Con không biết dùng lời nào để diễn tả hết được công hạnh của Thầy với vô lượng công đức mà Thầy đã tạo ra. 

      Khi đọc bài viết này,  con đã tìm thấy những phẩm chất của vị Thầy tôn quý thông qua những bài giảng của Thầy,  những hoạt động của Mật gia Song Nguyễn cũng như thông qua học trò của Thầy. Khi đọc bài viết này con thấy hoan hỷ,  hạnh phúc như đang ở thiên đường.

      Con cầu nguyện cho mô thức thực hành pháp tuyệt vời như Mật gia Song Nguyễn được lan rộng khắp muôn nơi để mang lại bình an cho hữu tình. 

      Con cầu nguyện Thầy trụ thế lâu dài. 

      Om Mani Padme Hum. ”


  16. Tantra Maruta says:

    Dear Holy Guru,

    My greetings.

    The article’s story reminds me of what the holy guru taught me during those days of my troubled mind, the walking meditation. At first, I wasn’t that much aware of how it affects my self and things that makes me hard that times. I can honestly say that I am just doing the instructions in order for me not to get bored while walking. And I was telling my self then that it’s not that bad having recited the mantra with OM MANI  on the left step, then PADME HUM on the right, instead of being occupied with things that troubles me in my mind. I was so bothered at first because I find it hard having my self talking too fast like a rapper with the steps of my feet in a normal cadence. Or, having my self too slow in walking if I’ll take my normal way of speaking with the mantra. Nevertheless, I came to a point of just having it in my mind or murmuring not to loud while I am taking my walk. As more times passed by with the practice that the Holy Guru told me to do so, I get used of thinking the mantra every time I walk out side. Times haven’t got that long until the phenomenal diversion came in. Some of my troubles goes less and less and less. Until most turns out to fade away. With the consistent reading of Buddhist articles and having my self more often reading stories in chanhtuduy, some clouds that covers my blue sky recently fades. I started to see the raise of the sun above me again. I may not be fully cleared out from confusions and things that gives me questions for now, but I know that with the words of wisdom of the Holy Guru through his stories, I can be someone more determined to walk my path in this human realm that I have existed. 

    To all brothers and sisters in chanhtuduy, may we all have a peaceful living.

    I am Tantra Maruta, from the Philippines.

    Om Mani Padme Hum

    • Nguyên Thành says:

      Your comment is good!

      Your diligent practice leads you to the happy and peaceful  life and supports you in the progress on the path of liberation.

  17. Bishnu Prasad Das says:
    Respected Guruji,

    Regards from my heart to you and your all disciples. I am really sorry for my discontinue from your letters. I was really sorry and it was due to some unavoidable circumstances. I feel you and your blessings always with me. Real Guru and disciplined followers are always good to learn good hings. Your teachings made me gradually different from the  general lifestyle. A good time is coming and we are really bow down our head towards Buddhism as well as the lesson of Guruji. Life is short and we should make it peaceful with the teachings of Guruji.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

    Tantra Vikrachitta.


  18. Abrar Bhatti says:
    Dear Vikracitta,

    I am glad to read your article. You have so profoundly described the Tantra House site, Tantra Hose devotees, and sentient beings like fishes and cats staying there.

    It is great to know that you and your wife travel from a long way to meet Guru ji and learn.

    Thank you for sharing, as well, simple method of meditation, that you learned. And I am greatly moved that you have a desire to share your learning with people of your town.

    May you and your wife attain true happiness and wisdom


    Abrar Bhatti

  19. Aman Prakash says:

    Dear vikrachita sir

    Very nice article.it shows you have great respect towards guru. It is very simple to understand your article.simplycity is considered as to use simple words or hard words but to the point, not too much not too little.

    I have very happy to read the 3 methods of daily life practice dhamma. It is very well said the language of wisdom and compassion can be heared by a deaf. So we all easily accept guru teachings and practice it well. I have just joined few months ago but have great impact of guru teachings.he uses simple words but have great understanding.

    We all are equal.may all sensient being attain true nature.

    Om Mani padme hum

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