Nov 27, 2019

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Letter to Disciples No.303: NEW APPEARANCE, YOUNG SPIRIT ( Thư gửi các trò 303: SẮC MỚI, SỨC TRẺ)

Dear disciples!

Song Nguyen Tantra House has been flourishing in 2019

There is no need to emphasize that Song Nguyen Tantra House has been thriving in 2019. After seven months of upgrade works, the House’s appearance becomes more impressive which is the source of aspiration for articles that reflect various aspects of it such as Letter from Vung Tau: THINKING ABOUT HOANG MAI COC (YELLOW APRICOT BUNGALOW) – Mat Hue Phap (Consolation Award); Letter from Thai Nguyen: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE IN SLEEPING IN TINH KHANH PHONG (PURE JOY ROOM) – Mat Cao Thai (Consolation Award); Letter from Thai Nguyen: YIDAM VISUALIZATION IN NEW LIEN HOA DAI (LOTUS PLATFORM) – Mat Giac Phuong (Consolation Award).


Thanh tri phong (Pure Mind Room) and Tinh Khanh Phong (Pure Joy Room)


In the delight of the new appearance of the House, many also feel a new change of their mind. Some feelthe pure energy spreading all over the quiet space in the Central Song Nguyen Tantra House (Letter from Central Region: THERE IS A KIND OF UNEXPLAINABLE SPIRITUAL ENERGY – Mat Quang Dung (Consolation Award)). Some has deep feeling and emotion but feel hard to speak up (in words or writing) because things are going beyond feeling and ideation such as Letter from Phu Quoc: WHAT CAN’T SAY IN WORDS” – Mat Hoa (Consolation Award). The final point of the horizon of right mindfulness which is indescribable and indefinable is the wonders of Dharma manifested in strange phenomena in Song Nguyen Tantra House on the occasion of International Vesak 2019 such as the ““STRANGE” THINGS IN VESAK 2563 (2019) AT SONG NGUYEN TANTRA HOUSE” – Mat Kha Phuc (Consolation Award).

Pure energy in quiet space of Central Tantra House

Each disciple has different innermost feelings over that existing manifestation but all revolve around and highlight the wonder of Dharma. Mat Tan Phap “STARTS IN SURPRISE ON REMEMBERING ABOUT GURU’S TEACHING” (Consolation Award) for witnessing the preciseness of Guru’s predictions; while from the feelings of a Thanh Tri practitioner, Mat Diem “STILL REMEMBER”(Consolation Award)blessed moments during her stay in Song Nguyen Tantra House.

Blessed moment of Mat Diem-Mat Phuoc during their stay at Central Tantra House

The silent heartfelt feeling on Guru-disciple relationship also radiates from the letter of Mat Nhat Nguyen: “OPEN SESAME” (Bodhicitta Award) and ofMat Khue Minh: “MY UNPROPITIOUS YEAR” (Renunciation Award). Mat Hoa realizes the shadow of the Three Jewels and the blessing of Yidam through the transmission channel of Guru with “YOUNG BIRDSPREADING WINGS IN EIGHT WORLDLY WINDS(Renunciation Award). Mat Bich Lien cognizes the nature of impermanence through the “Letter from the United States: SILENTSPRING– Disciples Mat Nhat Nguyen-Mat Bich Lien (Consolation Award)which is not the indifference to the spring but rather refers to the sense of “neither looking forward with hope nor backward where there is regret”. If Mat Khai Nguyen finds “THE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL” (Renunciation Award), escaping from the “mid-life crisis at the age of 25” and getting success in the Land of Birch Tree thanks to the light of right view and Dharma practice, Tantra Upatissa has long seen the Three Jewels as the “SHADOW OF LIFE” (Renunciation Award).

Guru – Disciple Relationship

Dear disciples!

Master-Director Thinley Nguyen Thanh

In the “new appearance” of 2019, I also realize original arguments that wipe out dark clouds in the inner sky of many disciples about their Vajra Master, contributing to the sublime reasonings in the Avatamsaka Sutra (The Flower Garland Sutra) and the Suramgama Sutra such as “ A few humble words on occasion of “GURU DAY” on the feet of my great Guru – Tantra Sutradaka (Bodhicitta Award); and“TODAY’S DISCIPLE, TOMORROW’S GURU. – Tantra Nirvadeva (Renunciation Award)”. Their articles are like the sound of a drum calling on the spirit of “crossing over to the other shore”, break down the inferiority complex and throw a blow on the bastion of intolerance and prejudice set up by evil monks to defameBuddhist laymen, following the Buddha’s assertion: “I had become Buddha already, everyone will become a Buddha in the future.” The “new appearance” alsoreveals the true nature of Dharma learning, request and expounding through the image of “mountain climbing” that Tantra Sagovana describes in his article “DREAM OF A HIGH MOUNTAIN” (Consolation Award). 

Besides articles about Song Nguyen Tantra House that center on Guru, Buddha, Dharma and Sangha, there are ones that sound like the lion’s roar blowing away the dust of wrong view that is causing pollution to the spiritual environment. They are:



–  Preventing the Fool to be a teacher – Mat Tinh Giac (Consolation Award)


– “Mat Phero (Hoang Minh Tam) counter-argues with Monk Thich Thien Xuan: DOES A SHAVING HEAD REPRESENT BUDDHIST PRACTITIONERS?” – Mat Phero (Consolation Award)

On the Dharma Ocean to the True Nature

Rending the darkness of wrong view

Dear disciples!

Apart from the impressive “new appearance” with high sense of Dharma, the “young spirit” has emerged in 2019 with the presence of many children in the forum who are diligent in reading and commenting including Le Hai My (7 years old), Phan Ngo Thuy Dung (8), Mat Tuong Van (14), Mat Chan Tinh (10), Mat Hoa Dung (11)and others. These little followers really have great stock of blessings as they can access Buddhist Dharma right at their young age. Maybe they and I have close connections from many previous lives! I am so proud and do hope they, as a small seed of the Bodhi tree, will soon grow up into a forest by full, appropriate cultivation and nurture.

I also recognize the contribution of other disciples to Song Nguyen Tantra House as follows:

Fellow Support Award: Mat Vien, Mat Huan, Mat Tinh Giac, Mat Phap Khanh, Mat Kinh

Translation Award: Mat Hue Phap, Mat Dieu Hang, Mat Nhat Nguyen

Buddhist Research Award:Mat Kien

Application Bodhicitta Award: Mat Dieu Hang, Mat Khue Minh, Mat Dinh Chau

Award for Infrastructure Construction in Song Nguyen Tantra House: Mat Tue Tin, Mat Duc, Mat Vien

Outstanding Brother-in-chiefAward: Mat Khue Minh, Mat Dinh Chau

Awardfor Overcoming Challenges: MatBich Lien, Mat Nhat Nguyen, Mat Hai, Mat Thuy

DharmaGuardianship Award: Mat Phap Khanh, Mat Tat Kiem, Mat Tu, Mat Dieu Hang, Mat Quang Loi, Mat Tinh Giac, Mat Khue Minh, Mat Hong Nhat, Mat Khanh Lien

Technical support award: Mat Nhuan Quang

Award for Youngest follower:Le Hai My

May all sentient beings achieve the happiness of Buddha’s nature.

A rainy afternoon on the peak of Phu Van Mountain, November 26, 2019

Thinley- Nguyen Thanh

Vietnamese version: Thư gửi các trò 303: SẮC MỚI, SỨC TRẺ

  1. Tantra Sagovana says:

    Dear Guru,

    My name is Tantra Sagovana.

    Thank you for sharing this article.

    I am happy to read about the choice of articles chosen for awards on Vimalakirti room, and about the youth or next generation learning about Dharma.

    Each article is a flower in the garden of Right View.

    May Mat Tinh Phap overcome difficulties at present and get successful in the future.

    May all sentient beings be healthy and well and be free from suffering.

    May Guru be healthy and live long for the benefit of all beings.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

    Tantra Sagovana (Ahmed Khan)


  2. Dear reverend Guru,

    I am happy to read your new letter: “NEW APPEARANCE, YOUNG SPIRIT”. It’s a great delight to see the “new appearance” is not only the radiant manifestation of Song Nguyen Tantra House but also wonderful transformation of the mind of followers and disciples through new looks on Guru-disciple relationship, the wonder of Dharma or the lion’s roar that rend the darkness of wrong view. This “new appearance”, regardless of any aspect, is the inevitable result of Thanh Tri Mind Dharma that Guru has invented and handed down to us. It is an undeniable truth about the wisdom and compassion of you, the Founder of Thanh Tri lineage.

    Together with brilliant scenes is the flourishment of the young spirit in the Dharma garden in this 2019. I am so happy to witness these young Bodhi seeds strongly growing in the sunlight of Dharma, promising a forest in the future. The “new appearance” cannot be manifested, the “young spirit” cannot be ignited without the abundant, pure energy source together with tireless ardour of yours in practicing Bodhicitta. It would be a waste and thick-headed if we depreciate such blessings. I feel grateful for your diligence on the path of Dharma dissemination for the benefit of us and others.

    May Guru and your consort live long for the sake of all sentient beings.

    May Mat Tinh Phap soon overcome obstacles and be successful in the future

    May all sentient beings achieve the happiness of Buddha’s nature.

    Om Ah Hum

  3. Tantra Sagovana says:

    Dear Guru,

    My name is Tantra Sagovana.

    Thank you for sharing this article.

    Thank you for giving an award to my first article ‘Dream of a High Mountain’.

    I am very honoured and thankful that my article is one of those chosen among many flowers in Vimalakirti room.

    May Mat Tinh Phap overcome difficulties at present and get successful in the future.

    May all sentient beings be healthy and well and be free from suffering.

    May Guru be healthy and live long for the benefit of all beings.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

    Tantra Sagovana (Ahmed Khan)

  4. Tantra Amitara says:

    Dear guru

    I bow my head on your lotus feet. Thank you for this article.

    I congratulate all dear brothers and sisters who awarded by guru. We all need dharma to transform our habitual life into awareness to present moment. I am happy to be the part of your institution. I am also unhappy as not regular reading and commenting article. The main reason is  my ignorant mind, also not very much easy with english. I am struggling to manage dharma practice into my samsaric world. Actually I am preparing for medical exams and everyone has big expectation from me. I need guru blessings to overcome my current situation.

    May guru live long for well being of all. May guru teachings illuminate all over the world.

    May all sensient being attain enlightenment.

    Om mani padme hum

  5. Tantra Mishataru says:

    Dear Holy Guru, I am so proud and happy of the young followers who joined us recently. Dharma is our foundation in this lifetime without it nothing good will come out of this life as Buddha’s followers. May we all have Buddha’s knowledge and our path be straighten.

    I bow my head to your lotus feet Dear Guru


    Om Mani Padme Hum

  6. tantra mahavita says:

    Dear Saint Guru: Grateful for this article of … New appearance, Young Spirit … The wonderful transformation of the mind of the followers and disciples through new looks of the Guru-Disciple relationship … and the Wonderful Dharma that tears the darkness of the wrong vision … It inevitably makes this new appearance … that with the Wisdom and Compassion of the Guru he has invented this flowering of the young spirit in the Dharma Garden … and fundamentally with his precious Bodhichita. … May the Guru’s Blessings continue to flood our hearts for the benefit of all sentient beings … May the Guru live happily and have a long life … May all beings find the Nature of Buddha.

  7. Dear holy Guru
    I take delight in reading your letter No.303 “New Appearance, Young Spirit”. Your summary of Song Nguyen Tantra House’s achievement in 2019 shows a brilliant development with various flowers in the Dharma garden. Congratulations to the awarded articles which share the same fragrance of virtues. These articles, centering on Guru, Buddha, Dharma and Sangha, have added to create a pure and wonderful Dharma garden. I thank you for setting up this Vilamakirti’s room by your wisdom and Bodhicitta, your strength and even your own money. Looking at the pure and splendorous scenes of the House, we thought we have come to the Western Pure Land right in this Saha world.

    May Guru and your consort live long. May the cause of Dharma dissemination of yours and Song Nguyen Tantra House be a success for the benefit of all sentient beings

    May Mat Tinh Phap soon get over current difficulties and get success in the future

    May the sentient beings rely on the kalyanamitra and achieve the happiness of Buddha’s nature.


  8. Tantraupatissa says:

    Dear Guru thanks for sharing this article. Feel delighted to see our Sangha members being awarded for their contribution in development of Tantra  House both of spirituality and even in their best possible ways. Thank you all for success of Tantra House.  May all Sangha members get boddhichita mind and progress in path of enlightenment. Thank you Guru for guarding us in Dharma path, I bow my head to your feets.

    May Guru and his consort live long for sake of other beings.

    May all beings be free from suffering and get enlightened.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  9. Mật Thủy says:

    Dear Holy Guru,

    I am happy to read your new article “New appearance, young spirit”. I am also delighted with the prizes given to us by your compassionate. Reading Guru’s article, I think of the gorgeous lights of Song Nguyen Tantra house shining at night, the bright lights of right view from castle, and also the brilliant lights of wisdom burning wrong view existing for ages but harmful to sentient beings. The awarded articles this year are like the colorful dharma flowers offering and showing our gratefulness towards the Guru and Avalokiteshvara. Along with the young spirit through diligent practice of the youth, we are motivated to read and comment joyfully and more often on

    Thank you the Holy Guru for our bestowed awards. May you and your consort have good health and longevity for the benefit of all sentient beings.

    May Mat Tinh Phap overcome all hindrances at the moment and find untangling in the future.

    Om mani padme hum!

  10. Dear Holy Guru,

    I am so delighted to read this letter from you “New appearance, Young spirit”.

    It makes me feel overwhelmed by such a magical dharma garden with the lively, gorgeous beauty and full of fragrance from many kinds of special flowers which has been created by you. Thanks to your compassion and wisdom, your patience in keep giving all your own resources, now we are so blissful to be practitioners of Pure Mind Yoga, to see a Pure-Land-in-Sangha-world Song Nguyen Tantra House, to be so elated with many wonderful transformation and the strongly growing of many little Boddhi seeds which had been planted by Guru.

    Thank you so much, holy Guru. May you and your consort have good health and live long for the sake of all sentient beings.

    I take delight with the awarded dharma brothers with meaningful articles as well as contributions in many aspects.

    May all of our disciples and followers be always appreciated the huge luck we have and be always diligent in dharma rehearsaling, practicing, especially in reading and commenting on

    May Mat Tinh Phap soon overcomes the current difficulties and get successful in the future.

    May all sentient beings achieve the happiness of Buddha’s nature.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  11. Tantra Sutradaka says:

    Reverend Gurujee

    Om Mani Padme Hum

    I bow before your lotus feet.

    Buddha has once said that that the universe is in the constant state of flux. One cannot bath in the same river twice. It indicates that anything can’t remain immune from the changes. The flow of transformation which is running regularly, has two directions, sublimation and down gradation, upward or down ward. For all the disciples it is a pleasant surprise that in our Song Nguyen Tantra House a radical change has taken place in both the way, physical and spiritual. On physical side it is not lagging behind the rapid development of the modern science and technology in creating an ultra-modern look of the Tantra House which is well furnished and equipped with the modern sophisticated instruments that create comfort and composer for the persons living there. It also provides a spiritual environment that is soothing for meditational practices. Taken together the congenial condition and spiritual blending of the Tantra House is tantalizing me and creating in me inquisitive impulse to visit it once again. On the other hand the spiritual and academic activity has increased tremendously with the emergence of enlightened minds and learned disciples. The regular reading of the articles and commenting on them have on the one hand, sharpened the spiritual and academic edge of the disciples. This has resulted in a number of enlightening comments and article of the disciples. The present article is simply the glimpses of the replica of the sustainable development of Pure Mind Buddhism wherein very many disciples have been showered forth with the ambrosia of benediction in terms of various awards set to be given in the forthcoming conference. This is the indicator of emerging and increasing art and acumen of the disciples in every fields of life, mundane and supra-mundane. I, with the totality of my personality, right from my head to the tip of the toe, bow before the lotus feet of my Guru for his kind compassion on me which guiding me the path even in the darkest of the night.

    Om Many Padme Hum

    May all the sentient beings live in peace and happiness.

    Long live our holy Guru along with his consort for the uplift of the mankind and other sentient beings of the universe.

    With the Buddha’s words Bhavatu Sabba Mangalam,

    Tantrasutradaka (Avinash Kumar Srivastava)

  12. Dr C H Lakshminarayan says:

    Om Mani padme hum.

    I bow my head at the feet of Guruji.

    The main gist of this article in nutshell is like a time honoured quote ” Old wine in a New bottle” in English literature.
    Though the rejuvenated external beauty of surrounding Nature of Song Nguyen Tantra House is changed like the commonly used Buddhists phrase ” Everything is impermanent except ‘ CHANGE ‘ which is only permanent!, the Song Nguyen Tantra House is changed which has got magnanimous ” New Appearance” decorated with new get up and beautification like a young charming beautiful lady who is ready to get ‘tied up’ in marriage ceremony with ‘ Young Spirit ‘ !
    Here, the permanent thing found is pure mind spiritual positive energy all around Tantra House emanating from Guruji is the centre of attraction for all spiritual practitioners !
    Guru Thinlay Tanah is like the inestimable precious Gem or pearl present enveloped by coral chps found in the depth of the spiritual sea underneath ! Such is the status of our Guruji in Song Nguyen Tantra House ! One has to dive deep in the Spiritual sea to get such a Gem, neglecting the superficial weeds and corals on the beach side at the surface.! In fact, Guruji is like the Full moon enlightening and beautifying the whole sky and Earth with the splendor of his spiritual knowledge and Dharma practices and inherited Bodhicitta with his ‘ Young Spirit ‘ !
    On the whole , Guruji is comparable simply to a tender coconut, the outer green covering being the beautiful Natural scenario around Tantra House and middle solid shock resistant chip being the Guruji’s introduced seven Dhamma practices and the innermost covering being the sweet kernel Guruji Himself producing the sweet nectar fluid which is highly nutritive with spiritual wisdom !
    Om Mani padme hum
    Dr C H Lakshminarayan


  13. Sonam Tshering says:

    Dear Holy guru

    May you live long and provide us the opportunity to read more and more and lead us to path of enlightenment.


    Om mani Padme hung

  14. Pankaj kumar giri says:

    Thanks a lot dear honorable Teacher, for the beautiful post and and your valuable time spend for us. 🙏🙏🙏

    May all beings be happy

  15. Mật Diệu Hằng says:

    Kính bạch Thầy!

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

    Kính bạch Thầy tôn quý!

    Con cầu nguyện Thầy trụ thế lâu dài và cho chúng con cơ hội được đọc nhiều hơn nữa, đồng thời dìu dắt, chỉ dẫn chúng con trên đạo trình giác ngộ.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.


  16. Mật Diệu Hằng says:

    Kính bạch Thầy!

    Con xin phép được dịch comment của bạn đọc Pankaj Kumar Giri sang tiếng Việt như sau:

    Kính bạch Thầy tôn quý!

    Con chân thành cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã cho đăng bài viết tuyệt vời này và con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã dành thời gian quý báu chỉ dạy chúng con.

    Cầu nguyện tất cả chúng sanh được hạnh phúc.


  17. Tantra Pramitdhita (Josh Hacker) says:

    Holy Guru,

    I bow my head before your lotus feet!! Thank you for sharing “Letter to Disciples No. 303: New Appearance, Young Spirit” I would like to say congratulations to everyone who received an award for their articles. I was very delighted to learn about the young followers of Song Nguyen Tantra House. It is so wonderful to know that they are getting a head start at a young age.

    May Guru live a long and healthy life for the sake of all sentient beings

    May all sentient beings achieve the happiness of Buddha’s nature

    May the global pandemic caused by the Corona virus soon end

    Om Mani Padme Hum

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