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How would you like to wake up to a day where you have no pain, fear, anxieties, stress and you are left alone to enjoy the air, earth, sunshine, fresh foods, friends and natural environment?

 

Well not only you but all animals would like this. Take a look below. This monkey will not have such a day. Tsem Rinpoche

 

 

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“Ask the experimenters why they experiment on animals, and the answer is ‘Because the animals are like us.’ Ask the experimenters why it is morally OK to experiment on animals, and the answer is: ‘Because the animals are not like us.’ Animal experimentation rests on a logical contradiction.”
-Professor Charles R. Magel

We are also the guinea pigs:
New scientific research has cast grave doubt on the safety testing of hundreds of thousands of consumer products, food additives and industrial chemicals. Everyday products, from soft drinks and baby foods, to paints, gardening products, cosmetics and shampoos, contain numerous synthetic chemicals as preservatives, dyes, active ingredients, or as contaminants. Official assurances of the safety of these chemicals are based largely on animal experiments that use rabbits, mice, rats and dogs. But new results from a consortium of researchers and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Scien…ces suggest such assurances may be worthless.

http://www.animalliberationfront.com/Philosophy/Animal%20Testing/AnimalTestingInDoubt.htm

When we teach our children to inspire dread and fear, substantiated by an unbalanced sense of their importance and power, it is no wonder so many often seek the thrill of terror.

It is not a gigantic leap from ‘unfeeling callousness’ to out of control rage and murder for someone accustomed to tormenting harmless creatures. The question is not only whether this troubled individual should have been involved with vivisection, but whether any young adults should ever be exposed to such a blatant desecration of life.  The spiritual poverty of dominion lies in its failure to grasp the nature of compassion and empathy, in such a painfully short supply in the world today.

http://www.greanvillepost.com/2012/07/24/opeds-did-the-batman-shooter-have-a-vivisection-connection-and-does-it-matter/

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  1. Pee Bee Chong on Oct 15, 2014 at 11:42 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing. I studied biology in school and needed to kill and dissect insects or small animals to study their anatomy.

    I don’t know how to describe my feeling now as I am confused and speechless because I was one of them who killed animals without compassion and empathy.

    I deeply regret and will not repeat this again.

  2. Su Lin on Jun 29, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    So next time when you want to buy something always check the lables if whether it was animals tested or not. As I learned in Dharma Class, we shouldnt but animal tested products. Make it stop!

  3. beatrix ooi on Feb 19, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    This is very heartbreaking, I mean look at the poor monkey’s face, clearly that it was scared and hopeless. How could humans be so cold blooded? Every being does not deserve this kind of treatment, animals are also lives and they do have feelings, they feel fear and pain as well. Why hurt a living being? What do you get?

  4. Wendy Loh on Nov 19, 2013 at 12:33 am

    Remember that as humans, the ones who claim superiority over other creatures, should we disturb the balance of nature, we will be the first to suffer greatly. When this happens, it does not matter whether we are similar or different from animals.

  5. David Lai on Nov 12, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    I love the little logical explanations of why experimentation and exploitation of animals rests upon the illogical assumption that animals and humans are different. However, we all know the truth as they are exactly like us except the ability to express and are more vulnerable due to lacking in mental faculties. The truth is that we all know that but few want to face this fact and continue exploitation without realizing the consequences to your conscience, spirituality and our humanity. If we are truly human beings endowed with the superior intellect, then we would know how to think, protect and cherish other beings besides ourselves. Thus, non harming of animals is really about getting closer to our humanity.

  6. Vinnie Tan on Nov 6, 2013 at 1:07 am

    It is just so wrong that we as humans experiment things on animals that we would not even dare to use it on ourselves. Only after the animals use it, then we would use it. What does this show?

    It just show that we ourselves are not confident with the negative results that these products will do to us. How can we do things like that to animals if we do not dare to use it as well?! Animals too have feelings just like how all of us have. They too go through the emotions that we go through.

    If we changed a situation and it is a human child being on that table instead of a monkey, the world would definitely react in a different manner. It is just sad how people do not see how similar the animals are with us.

  7. abby f on Oct 22, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    The illogical prove that shown in the example above is so powerful! And the logical contradiction only shows that we are wrong. If we are right and this is the universal truth, why there will be logical contradiction? Why we cannot explain with logic about the illogical part of the explanation? Because we covered part of the truth yet we couldn’t just run away with it.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing such a powerful quote!!

  8. Wan Wai Meng on Oct 21, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    To test human medicine and cosmetics and etc on animals for human consumption makes not sense at all. At best it is an approximation. Yet people do it for the sake of profit. Somehow the people who butcher animals are no different from people who test on animals. Testing on animals wathcing the animals suffer how can they tolerate that?

  9. June Tang(KH JB) on Oct 14, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this post.It’s so sad to see all the never ending suffering is happening all around us.I am very agreed one of Rinpoche teaching said that ” We may look different but in our capacity to suffer,we are SAME .We shouldn’t harm animals by any reason!” All lives are precious !! STOP animals cruelty and be vegetarian !!!

  10. Felix Kong on Oct 10, 2013 at 10:17 am

    So cruelty that do experiment on animals and just want to test whether the product is “SAFE” for human to use. Human so selfishness, let them living in a horrible lab and giving nightmare to them every night, no one want to stay like this condition. Please stop to use animals to be guinea pigs and consumer stop to buy any product which is animal tested. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

  11. Cliff on Oct 10, 2013 at 1:45 am

    Aimals really do not deserve this sort of treatment, it is so sad to see the monkey in agonising pain and fear in its eyes. To torment and torture it like that is just simply cruel. The contradictory statement of being the same but not exactly the same is plain denial from the truth that they ARE the same like us. They feel pain, fear, love, etc. yet through our ignorant greed of power we think because we are more intelligent than they are we have the right to treat them like this, that is stupid. With our intelligence we should know better to not kill, to not torture another living being. I really need to be more aware of the products that I buy, I do not know which products conduct animal testing and which do not. Even the fame Body Shop being bought over by Loreal can no longer claim to be vegetarian friendly. With products we buy such as beauty products, we should spend more time on working on our inner beauty than the beauty we buy supporting animal testing to smother on our face.

  12. louise on Oct 9, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Because our selfish we use animal to be guinea pigs. Then do you believe alien? May be very soon human will be the ginea pigs!

    The world is round. What ever we do, it will come back!

    Be kind to people and animal.

  13. Julien Roth on Oct 8, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    I believe in animal rights, and i think they are some things that should be taken more seriously. Animals do not deserve for this to happen to them. They deserve to wake up to a life with no pain, suffering and torture. They should be treated with love. I hope that the word spreads fast. Thank you for sharing this Rinpoche. I am happy that Rinpoche decided to share this. Its good that more and more people know.

  14. Darren Kechara on Oct 7, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    Inhumane! But because the animals can’t speak and they are subject to being experiments. But i am sure there is other way instead of using them experiments… Om Mani Pedme Hum. May these animals break away from their realm and reborn as human.

  15. Uncle Eddie on Oct 7, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    People still often ask if animals should have rights; quite simply the answer is “YES”. Animals should deserve to live their lives free from exploitation, pains and sufferings! All animals do have the feelings to suffer in the same way and to the same degree that humans do if not worst. Supporters of animals’ rights believe that every creature with a will to live has a right to live free from pain and suffering. Only our prejudice denies them of that right we expect to have for ourselves; and such prejudice is totallly and morally unacceptable. Irrespective of its species, dogs, cats, pigs and monkeys have the same capacity to feel pain, but based on species that sometimes allow us to think of one animal as a loving companion and the other as a ‘dinner’.

  16. jerry_sito on Oct 7, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    感恩仁波切的分享与开示

    很多时候,我们是矛盾的,而矛盾的情况更常发生在我们想得到一些东西的时候

    比如我们很多时候想品尝美食时,会把动物的痛苦与对他们的残忍杀害的过程完全没有感觉,当我们吃饱了,就会觉得它们会痛苦,很残忍,然后就急着去念经,放生

    在佛法里我们修学的是菩提心和慈悲心,要扶助弱小,要利益众生。但我们的心识总是在两极之中,产生矛盾。所以修学佛法就是要我们转化心识,发起菩提心和慈悲心来利益更多众生。

    祈愿我们常在仁波切的教诲里,警惕自己,有时候我们阻止不了他们,但至少我们要从自己先开始,并与更多人分享师父的开示

    倘若大家都接触了师父的教诲,那么世界不就充满了法喜了吗 🙂

    感恩仁波切,祈愿师父常驻在世,常转法轮

  17. Grace Leu(KHJB) on Oct 7, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Saw the picture, the little poor monkey is like us full of frightent and helpless, no one like this feeling, how we can do this on animals just fulfill human ‘ s research. Stop to use animals on all research.

  18. henry ooi on Oct 7, 2013 at 10:09 am

    All so called scientific researches are for name and money regardless of experiments done on animals or humans. That is why we hear of so many types of diseases afflicting modern day people and animals compared to 30 years ago.

    We humans allowed it because we wanted the name and prestige, and money. We, I included, allowed it because we say we are too busy with our life, job, career, business, pursuits and we think to ourselves that life is short so might as well make full use of it rather than fight against these big scientific corporations.
    Hence humans and animals suffer, Earth suffers.

  19. Carmen Lin @ KMP on Oct 6, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    Animals should be treated with same respect, love and care. Animals are like us because we have the same reaction and feeling towards pain. We don’t understand their language or sign doesn’t mean that animals do not understand us. They have more kindness and care towards others compare to us, human. Shame on ignorant human.

  20. Pastor Han Nee on Oct 6, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    The poor monkey is one of millions of animals who are abused daily and subject to the whims and fancies of their human captors. Here he is being used in an experiment that may not even bring any benefit to people. In the meantime so much pain and suffering is being inflicted.

    The same callousness towards these animals is also directed towards humans. So much preservatives, chemicals and additives are being used in our foodstuff, with never a thought about the safety and welfare of consumers.

    Callousness is being ‘bred’ in young minds and no one seems to be bothered about its terrible impact, short and long term, on them and others. The world is so sadly deficient in such precious ‘commodities’ as care and compassion.People pay so little attention to them and they are so badly needed.

  21. So Kin Hoe (KH Ipoh) on Oct 6, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for pointing out the animals cruelty through the experiment and all kind of tests the animals have to endure. All the animals have the same emotions and feelings like us, but they cannot speak our human languages to express themselves. All the world peace activities should include animal rights as well, not only just saving human beings but other sentient beings like animals.

  22. wansan on Oct 6, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    Many people still do not care much about animals’ feelings or even their lives. To many people, they are just animals. They are nothing but animals.. We should stop doing such cruel and inhuman act to the animals. They have feelings too, just like you and me!

  23. Adrian Cho on Oct 6, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Definitely won’t like this… This is so cruel and inhuman. It was so sad when seeing this picture of cute monkey, that treat monkey like this.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this post.

  24. Patsy on Oct 6, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    Animals deserve a chance to live and not abused by humans. How would we feel if we are tight up and ended up on the chopping board. Our fears we experience will also be like this monkey… frightened and helpless.

    Be kind to animals and never harm another being. Thank you, Rinpoche, for sharing and creating the awareness of animal abuse.

  25. Casteven Lim (KH JB) on Oct 6, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing,

    Animal Rights and Human Wrongs
    “Ask the experimenters why they experiment on animals, and the answer is ‘Because the animals are like us.’ Ask the experimenters why it is morally OK to experiment on animals, and the answer is: ‘Because the animals are not like us.’ Animal experimentation rests on a logical contradiction.”
    -Professor Charles R. Magel

    The answers from the experimenters are so un-logical…

    May be learn more Dharma and get to know more details on Cause and Effect hence to lesser down our ignorance towards all sentient beings…

  26. sarahyap on Oct 6, 2013 at 10:35 am

    Experimentation on animals is certainly one of the most cruel thing people has done… I am from the pharmaceutical line and back when I was studying, experimenting on animals is really ‘unavoidable’.

    Fortunately, the course that I was taking is under an Australian university, and they have set very strict laws surrounding the usage of animals in laboratories… so we managed to go through our laboratory sessions with more simulations rather than using an actual animal. However, I think this is not the case for many other universities out there.

    The pharmaceutical and cosmetic line is one of the worst when it comes to animal testing. Both use a very different way of testing as the application method is entirely different. Cosmetic animal testing is less complicated but no less cruel… The bath lotion, shampoo, facial cream, toner, etc that we’re using today have most probably been tested on an animal. The classic way of testing any soap/shampoo is applying the product on an animal and leaving it on the animal unwashed for several weeks… due to the chemicals, the skin is often corroded and from there they will adjust the component and formulation of the product. Cruel indeed…

    In the pharmaceutical line, is even more extensive… just one drug, it probably would have taken millions of lives due to animal testing. The worst part about testing a drug is that one actually induce the disease on the animal in order to test the efficacy of the drug. So, take for example, if you are testing a cream to treat burns, then you would have to intentionally burn a certain part of the body on the animal, and then apply the medication to observe the healing process… of course this is just a brief explanation but I think you guys get the picture.

    Thankfully some countries have already place ban on animal testing, though it is more concentrated on cosmetic products. So, I always make sure I support brands that are against animal cruelty… I think this is one of the best way to encourage companies to opt for a more compassionate way in developing their products.

  27. Edward Ooi on Oct 6, 2013 at 1:46 am

    Dear Rinpoche, every living being would love to wake up to a day that was described by Rinpoche on the above. But this, I just can’t really describe it in words. IF we have the power to shut down all this kind of activities then we all can have a very healthy and happy life. But we don’t and that’s our main problem.

  28. Beatrix Ooi on Oct 5, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    This is so unnecessary! Since the products are to be used by humans, then why don’t just get them to do the experiments? Oh, because the laws say we can’t! So what about the animals? Why don’t people be more concerned about them? Just because they don’t speak human language, right! So what do you think the animals are doing in this world? They are here to grow old and then die NATURALLY eventually, we have no rights to lock them up and send them to labs for experiments! They are just like us, they have feelings too! Please wake up people, it’s thousands and thousands of lives we are saying, not ten or twenty; they are lives, not toys.

  29. Sean Wang on Oct 5, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    Thank you for sharing this blog post. Vivisection, the act of animal testing is very bad. Animal testing does not prove anything when it comes to the humans. Animals can be safe consuming certain chemicals whereas humans can’t consume the same.

  30. Jutika lam on Oct 5, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Just looking at the picture of the monkey with it’s hands and feet tied to the table and the face makes me want to cry because all animals in the world do not have to deserve such treatment at all.

    Animals should have all the rights to freedom and a happy, big and open place for animals to roam freely and happily.

    Of course I would like to wake up feeling great, healthy, fearless without pain and stress but if i had the choice to have the above mentioned I would rather give it to all the animals as they deserve to have more freedom to roam, eat, play and roam freely than we do because we don’t have to worry of having jabs being poked in to our skin, getting butchered for humans and so on.

    That’s why I think that animals deserve to have their pain and sufferings lifted of their shoulders.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

    Love
    Jutika

  31. Lucas Roth on Oct 5, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    animals deserve rights and i try my best to tell people and spread awareness that this happens and some people just don’t care, it is so sad how humans can be so stupid to say “they are like us so come on lets experiment on them”. it is so horrid

  32. Ck siah on Oct 5, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    在地球里,人类称为万物之灵,所以往往为了人类自己的利益而牺牲其他众生的性命也觉得理所当然和没有悔意。在佛法世界里我们强调的是要有菩提心和慈悲心,要扶助弱小,要利益众生。但我们的心识总是在两极之中,产生矛盾。所以修学佛法就是要我们转化娑婆心识,发起菩提心和慈悲心来普渡和利益众生。让地球成为佛净土。
    感恩仁波切的分享,祈愿仁波切长驻在世常转法轮

  33. Shelly tai on Oct 5, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this blog post. Such a inhuman act if come to think about it if we ourselves being the victims furthermore the monkey cannot talk he only know how to shout how can we do this such selfish act.

  34. thierry on Oct 5, 2013 at 11:16 am

    The very anxious look on the monkey’s face is enough for anyone to decide there and then to not start what they are about to start.

    I remember a story I was told of someone, a slaughterer of cows working in a slaughter house that one day resigned and stopped eating meat simply because of the the stare he got from a cow that he was about to slaughter.

    One look, one eye contact, one mind contact. That is all that was needed for the person to relate no more to another “animal” that had nothing better to do with his life but be killed and eaten, but to relate to another being that has a body, that feels pain, that feels anguish but also feels compassion… a living being, a sentient being.

    I see that eye contact in the picture, how could the people IN the picture miss that?
    I feel sorry for them.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this.
    I wish it will help us, as a human civilization, to stop engaging in actions that are making us anachronistic and pointless.

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  • Lin Mun
    Tuesday, May 31. 2016 07:56 PM
    Thank you Stella for sharing your experience. I am very happy for you that you have overcome your reluctance to teach young children. To me it is a great breakthrough.

    You have proven that perseverance brings positive result. Your action surely inspire me and others to work harder for dharma.

    In addition, I would also like to thank all the KSDS teachers for working so hard to bring dharma to children.

    Most importantly thank you Rinpoche for building Kechara so we are able to practice and learn dharma here.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/volunteer-as-pre-school-dharma-teacher.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Tuesday, May 31. 2016 03:56 PM
    First of all, this is really an important article that Dorje Shugden practitioners of trying times should read and understand. It provides the background on Dharma Protector, the ranks of Dharma Protector, as well as their relationship with the secular State governance.

    Secondly, and more importantly, this article draws parallel between Nechung and Dorje Shugden, which allow us to realize how lucky we are through the blessing of our Lama to be able to rely on enlightened Dharmapala, Dorje Shugden.

    I would like to share the few points that stood out to me:

    1. Dharma Protector’s role is to protect the Buddha’s teachings and its religious institutions against adversaries, to preserve the integrity of its teachings. It will also provide conducive circumstances and methods for practitioners to overcome inner enemies, negative emotions and outer difficulties.

    2. In our belief, Dharmapala are divided into 2 groups: a) supramundane protectors; who are usually emanations of enlightened beings and are beyond the six-realms of existence, naturally they are higher ranking than those of mundane nature. And, b) mundane protectors; who are resides within the six-realms of existence.

    3. Supramundane protector can appear in 2 forms: a) supramundane form such as Kalarupa, Palden Lhamo, Mahakala, and b) those who manifest in mundane forms like Setrap, Kache Marpo and Dorje Shugden.

    4. Pehar Gyalpo was originally from ancient Persia, he was bound by an oath to protect Tibetan Buddhism by Guru Rinpoche together with various other spirits. Pehar Gyalpo was installed as the guardian of the first Buddhist monastery in Tibet, Samye monastery.

    5. Dorje Dragden is Pehar’s main minister, and through him Pehar began to communicate with the Tibetan government and its subjects through a medium who became known as the Nechung Oracle.

    6. Nechung Oracle is the State Oracles to the Tibetan government. Since the 16th century, State Oracles like Nechung have served as advisors to the Dalai Lamas and provided counsel on important decisions, especially those that concerned national security or religious expansion.

    7. Nechung Oracle has a track record of inaccurate predictions and there is a general belief that the trances by the Nechung Oracle are not really of Pehar Gyalpo or that Pehar Gyalpo’s pronouncements cannot be relied upon.

    8. René de Nebesky-Wojkowitz in his book Oracles and Demons of Tibet gave a clear indication that Pehar Gyalpo, through his many centuries of serving HHDL, he will achieve full enlightenment no longer stand as the chief of worldly Dharma Protectors. When he step downDorje Shugden will then take over his role, rising to be the next great protector of our time and the ‘chief Dharmapala of Tibet’ which means that he will be the most prominent Buddhist protector of the Tibetan Buddhist lineages.

    As such, all thies feud that was created for Dorje Shugden is really unnecessary. We should take a step back and realize that Dorje Shugden has become extremely popular the world over despite the controversy. As the Dalai Lama bans Dorje Shugden, he is still being worshipped in centers worldwide and especially growing in China. It could be true that Nechung and Dorje Shugden are working hand-in-hand for the sole purpose to protect the Dharma, especially the special teachings of Lama Tsongkhapa’s lineage.

    Thank you very much Rinpoche and Pastor Adeline for bringing this important piece of teaching to us in an organized and easy to understand manner.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/nechung-the-retiring-devil-of-tibet.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Tuesday, May 31. 2016 03:05 PM
    This is a truly amazing deck of fun facts about animals. I enjoy reading it very much as well as learning a great deal about animals that I never knew before. For example:
    1. Sharks cannot develop cancer – wow! I hope this is NOT the reason why people love shark fins.
    2. Oyster can change gender – what an ability!
    3. Octopuses have 9 brains – I wish we can too, then we can multitask better.

    Thank you Rinpoche and Beatrix for this article. It is very entertaining.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/amazing-things-you-didnt-know-about-them.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Tuesday, May 31. 2016 02:56 PM
    This is truly a good beginning for a new chapter for animals. I rejoice that New Zealand is the first country in the world to recognize that animal, like us, human, are worthy of respect. By passing amendment on New Zealand’s Animal Welfare Bill, now New Zealander officially recognize all animals as sentient beings; i.e. have feelings in the same way that we, human, do. New Zealand had also passed bill on making it illegal for animal cruelty & abuse, animal research & testing, as well as all form of hunting and capture of wild animals.

    Congrats to New Zealander! You have brought humane and compassion to a new level in human history.

    Thank you Rinpoche for bringing this meaningful news to us. I hope more countries will follow New Zealand’s footstep, especially countries like China, South Korea, Vietnam, Spain who condone animal cruelties just to satisfy the human enjoyment or taste bud.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/new-zealand-officially-recognizes-all-animals-as-sentient-beings.html
  • sonny tan
    Tuesday, May 31. 2016 10:28 AM
    sonny tan on May 31, 2016 at 10:27 am
    Thank you Pastor Antoinette, your article on rats, mice is indeed very intriguing and absorbing. I remembered way back that some people uses cages to trap the rats and when captured they pour hot water over the rats. It is actually a very inhuman and very cruel way of disposing these rats. Your article illustrate some very good preventive method which hopefully can be adopted so that less killing can be seen and karma not created. I have on many occassion disallowed it whenever I come across such methods being used by my own household people. I would volunteer to take this cage with the rats in it and release it somewhere faraway. By doing so it will also prevent them from creating unnecessary karma for themselves.
  • Yeo Kwai Gin
    Tuesday, May 31. 2016 01:11 AM
    Yeo Kwai Gin on May 30, 2016 at 10:11 pm
    财王金泽乃是多杰雄登的“增长”相,全身黄色,骑宝马。
    诚心恳求金泽,我们就能够祈请增长力量来到我们生活中,例如财富、寿命以及所有善德。
    克切拉禅修林的财王庙,现在已经开始有来自马来西亚各州的游客和新加坡的游客到来参观和祈福。修行上的人,诚心念诵心咒和祈愿文,有效地为他们解除生活上的障碍,累积资粮,让他们在修行的道路上更加精进与顺利。
    感谢詹杜固仁波切把财王带给我们,让每一个人都可以得到祂的加持与庇护。

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/gyenze-chapel-chinese.html
  • Lin Mun
    Monday, May 30. 2016 09:26 PM
    Thank you Pastor David for sharing the Cittamani Tara in detailed.

    My understanding from this article is as follows :

    1) Cittamani Tara is a one of the tantric practice.
    2) A tantric practice is a transmission of a pure lineage and with guru devotion.
    3) All Buddhist practices, including tantric practices are built on and depend on the keeping of one’s refuge vows.
    4) I do not agree on the accusation that Dorje Shugden is a demon. It is a practice that is transmitted from the a pure lineage, so how can it be wrong. It does not make sense that all high lamas that practice Dorje Shugden is wrong because it is being transmitted from their Guru.

    I hope more people will understanding that the ban on Dorje Shugden is not right and the accusation is wrong.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/cittamani-tara.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Monday, May 30. 2016 09:20 PM
    Cittamani Tara is an important practice, not because of the mere status of the teaching that belongs to the highest yoga tantra, but also because of the lineage masters. In order for Cittamani Tara’s tantric practice to lead to attainments, practitioner has to invoke the blessing of all the lineage Gurus. But since some of the lineage Gurus practice the teaching of Dorje Shugden, who had been nullified by HHDL and the Tibetan in Exile leadership, then the Cittamani Tara lineage teaching will not be valid. If the teaching of Cittamani Tara is invalid, then why would HHDL and high lamas Gelugpa School went around the world to give initiation of Cittamani Tara? This is something serious for us to ponder on.

    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this rich article; it is thought provoking when we draw parallel with Dorje Shugden practice.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/cittamani-tara.html
  • Pastor Adeline
    Monday, May 30. 2016 04:08 AM
    Such an interesting post, Beatrix. There are so many interesting facts that never crossed my mind and I am glad you share them with us. I always remember that goldfish have a short memory few seconds, that’s why they can live in a small glass tank amusing themselves with the views which always seems new and interesting for them. I mean few seconds of memory means things are always new to them. Hence, we always use “a goldfish memory” on someone who had a bad memory, hehe! Thank you kindly for sharing with us.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/amazing-things-you-didnt-know-about-them.html#comment-717341
  • Jason
    Monday, May 30. 2016 02:49 AM
    I heard Toyols very long time ago especially from Thailand. Some says Toyols can help the master to bring more business or wealth .I really don’t agree with those take advantage of Toyols. S/he is in spirit /ghost realm, we should help them to transcend spirit realm. The jobs given by their master will create more negative karma because most of the job are self benefits.
    Thanks Pastor Shin for the clear write up and let us know the way to tame s/he and protect ouself from Toyols by recite Dorje Shugden mantra.

    Jason
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/toyols-the-child-spirits.html#comment-717318

  • Lin Mun
    Sunday, May 29. 2016 09:00 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article.

    I respect the Markham government in enforcing laws to make the ban on Shugden illegal. This law is against those who use the conflict of the practice of Protector Dorje Shugden to incite religious discriminations, create social conflicts, destroy national unity, and attempt to split the motherland.

    It is extremely important to have this law. Everyone has human rights and religios freedom. The segregation and discrimination have bring lots of suffering to Dorje Shugden practioners.

    With more of this article being shared via social media, I hope more people are aware of this unfair treatment and will help lift the ban.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/markam-illegal-to-create-conflict.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, May 29. 2016 07:43 PM
    Thank you very much for your kind comment. We are really appreciative of your continuous support to Kechara Dharma Sunday School. Many parents are not aware of the importance of letting young children receive Dharma values at the onset of life, to develop a proper sense of values that emphasis on self-effort, self-control, and respect for others. And it is precisely these sets of values that I have observed from your 3 beautiful, kind and gifted children. From time to time, I noticed they are not shy to focus out and help others during lessons and after classes. They are also polite and have good manners. Even the more timid little one has become cheerful and participates in activities.

    On the other hand, Kechara Sunday Dharma School will not cease to bring Buddha’s Dharma that the teachers learnt from His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche to children in an innovative and unconventional manner. Learning Dharma can be fun and enjoyable too.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/volunteer-as-pre-school-dharma-teacher.html
  • Vijaya K Pandji
    Sunday, May 29. 2016 05:28 PM
    Hello,
    I have watched Rinpoche talk on commitments after receiving Vajrayogini initiation and he mentions making available a tantra implement sheet ..!!! Can you tell me where I might find this on your blog? Or could you send me a email with an attachment of this sheet?
    Thank you very much
    Vijaya
  • Alice Tay
    Saturday, May 28. 2016 11:45 PM
    这是一篇很特别的博文有关夏威夷女神~Pele的故事。非常感谢仁波切的分享,因为这是本人第一次接触与知道Pele女神的存在。

    据说Pele女神在夏威夷是非常著名以及备受人崇拜。每当游客想从夏威夷那里收集或取走一些石块或泥土等等,Pele女神就会让他们发恶梦或陷入一些困难的情况,直到他们回来,然后放回去他们当时拿走的东西为止。除此,夏威夷人还特别安排的一些仪式来向Pele女神祈祷。因为他们相信Pele女神是非常快速和有效的回应。

    虽然Pele女神或是当地的土神,山神等等都不是证悟者,但我们也必需要尊重他们。因为他们就像护法神一样,有重大的责任那就是保护他们的地区不受外界来的破坏或毁灭。

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/pele-hawaiian-goddess.html
  • samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 28. 2016 06:15 PM
    Dear Beatrix Ooi
    Thanks for sharing this interesting article.I didn’t know at all till i read it.
    Do agree with you that kindness is the greatest wisdom.
    Thanks again.http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/amazing-things-you-didnt-know-about-them.html

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The Unknown

The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
The unknown may be growth and opportunities,
One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
But then again, the unknown is sometimes worse than the known. In the end nothing is known unless we endeavour,
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because all unknown with familiarity becomes the known.
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yesterday
Vajradharma. In Vajra Yogini's tantra, we always visualize our root teacher in this form. We should see him in his divine form. 
yesterday
These are the tantric implements that a Tantrika must carry with them everywhere they go as part of their commitment
2 days ago
Myself walking with my teacher the then abbot fo Gaden Shartse Monastery. H.E. Kensur Rinpoche Jampa Yeshe and I was leaving the main prayer hall of Gaden Shartse and walking through the debate courtyard.
2 days ago
Emperor Kangxi's official state seal
2 days ago
Such a beautiful Yamantaka Statue
3 days ago
Grand looking painting of the Gelug Savant His Holiness Chankgya Rolpai Dorje
4 days ago
My shrine in Los Angeles back in 2014. I just came across this picture from: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/look-what-i-found.html
4 days ago
Very unique art work of Dorje Shugden
6 days ago
Beautiful 7ft Tara arrives today. See the beautiful picture and video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Okk8P3WIWFo
1 week ago
35 Confessional Buddhas
2 weeks ago
Please do not hate us
2 weeks ago
Beautiful statue [image: Inline image 1]
2 weeks ago
Such a stunning White Tara!
3 weeks ago
Neerja's mother accepting the highest award in India on behalf of her daughter. Her daughter's bravery saved 300 people. Her strength, compassion and presence of mind during great tragedy earned Neerja a deep place in our hearts forever. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
Goddes supreme, with a wave of your right hand the 84,000 demonic interfering beings are repelled. With the powerful umbrella you hold in your left grants supreme protection upon your devotees. Although beautiful to behold you are fully attained and beyond samsara and a perfect refuge. Grant us protection, love and wisdom with your sacred mantra powerful Dukkar Goddess. ~Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
I love Japan so much. The water is so blue and clean. The landscape is so magical. It's such a beautiful country and a great place to engage in meditational retreats.
3 weeks ago
A good meme by Pastor Seng Piow!
3 weeks ago
Gaden Jangtse Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Chojor together with Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Monastery
3 weeks ago
May 31, 1990, the day Tsem Rinpoche was enthroned formally in Gaden Shartse Monastery
3 weeks ago
Panglung Oracle in trance back in 1925
3 weeks ago
More lamas/Tibetans are speaking up. This has nothing to do with Dorje Shugden ban although it helps the Dorje Shugden cause because there is more unrest and disharmony from many sectors within Tibetans showing the world so many are unhappy with the leadership.-Lodreu Rabsel Rinpoche's strong letter to the Dalai Lama regarding giving religious freedom within the Karma Kagyu sect of Buddhism is a MUST READ- and he is applauded as courageous for writing this: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=99364
4 weeks ago
The beautiful truth
4 weeks ago
Manjushri notes
4 weeks ago
Karma Kagyu’s Lodreu Rabsel Rinpoche asks the Dalai Lama for Religious Freedom-This is explosive-Must read! http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=99364
4 weeks ago
The place where Lord Tsongkapa's holy remains are housed for pilgrims to visit in Gaden Monastery Tibet.
4 weeks ago
How death is so near, yet I cherish my ego more than my guru, more than his instructions and my protector. They are the only ones significant at death for me and yet I still think I have time. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
Would be so nice to live in an area where Bigfoot is prevalent and sighted. That would include mountains and lakes too.
1 month ago
Because of the ban against Dorje Shugden followers started in 1996, 700 monks had to cut from Sera Mey Monastery and start this new monastery. This new Serpom Monastery located in South India still suffers tremendous hatred and prejudice, but the brave monks continue their practice and lineage.
1 month ago
Vietnamese monk who self immolated hoping to bring change in his country. He sacrificed his life and sat still during the immense pain of his body burning.
1 month ago
Protector of the Sakya School of Buddhism, Gonpo Gur or Mahakala Panjarnata
1 month ago
Such a wondrous place to be with such a view that heals the soul. Why live in a city where it is unnatural and polluted. Everyday in the city is a day away from where we belong. We belong among the greens, forest, mountains and clean air. We belong in such a place and doing our retreats, sadhanas and mantras to find the ultimate place of belonging and peace....the ultimate place is within us with a developed spiritual mind. Hard to achieve among distractions in the city. 
1 month ago
This is the five foot Arya Avalokitesvara statue I have offered Gaden Shartse Monastery many years ago. It still graces the main prayer hall of Gaden Shartse Monastery.
1 month ago
Painting of 31st Sakya Trizin Kunga Lodro- Did you know that 7 of the great throneholders of the Sakya lineage of Tibetan Buddhism practiced Dorje Shugden and even composed extensive prayers to him? Take a look here and see what you can learn: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=98227
1 month ago
This is a good motto to work by within a team.
1 month ago
Beautiful painting of Pandit Naropa
1 month ago
Beautiful painting of Lord Buddha's miraculous birth.
2 months ago
Beautiful image of Tara.
2 months ago
This is a good read. Evocative and memory filled: http://www.davidlai.me/2015/04/20/memory-of-the-vw-van/
2 months ago
Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
It was nice to meet them.
2 months ago
Good friends came to visit me. I was happy to see them as they have brave hearts and pure samaya. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Lef to right: Cousin Tsagan, dad, Aunt Meda, mom, sister Lidshma, cousin Liz, Aunt Elena, friend from France and Susie in Green dress. People whom I am fond of from the distant past..
2 months ago
Some friends went on a spiritual pilgrimage to Nepal recently and when they returned they gifted me with these wonderful books on Yeti/Bigfoot which I don't have. Wow! I like to thank Ms. Yee Lee, Mr. Swee Keong, Ms. Phoebe Yong, Mr. CK Siah & Ms. Wei Theng for their generosity and indulging me in my bigfoot hobby. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
The famous 5th Panglung Oracle
2 months ago
Mysterious print of Pelden Hlamo the Goddess protector
2 months ago
This is a thangka of Cittamani Tara where her body mandala appears clearly. This image was circulated back in Thubten Dhargye Ling when HH Zong Rinpoche taught her sacred practice which was a pure vision of Thapu Dorje Chang. Thapu Dorje Chang received this practice in a pure vision. He was the guru of Pabongka Rinpoche.
2 months ago
Beautiful article on the Drigung Kagyu Achi Chokyi Drolma: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=94766
2 months ago
Tsem Rinpoche making offerings of robes to Lord Buddha in Bodhgaya
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  • Dorje Shugden oracle taking trance in China
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    Dorje Shugden oracle taking trance in China
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    Dorje Shugden oracle taking trance in China
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    Taking Trance
  • See what humans can do
    3 months ago
    See what humans can do
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    Shocking undercover video shows animal abuse at 'humane cert
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    Video reveals what goes on inside 'humane slaughterhouse' in
  • People can really live their lives to save others. This is a good way to live. Beautiful video.
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    People can really live their lives to save others. This is a good way to live. Beautiful video.
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    6 months ago
    All beings have feelings and do not want pain, to be hurt or harmed. Therefore we must respect this and not harm animals. See this video how this man has made good friends with a special fish who comes when he rings for the fish. Touching. Tsem Rinpoche
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    8 months ago
    HH the Dalai Lama prays with HH Trijang Rinpoche and HH Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. Such a beautiful video of His Holiness Dalai Lama, His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and His Holiness Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche (Very exalted high Nyingma lama) are all praying together. In the background you see a young Kyabje Lati Rinpoche too. So beautiful. This is how it was before the ban. All the sects and high lamas were superbly harmonious. After the Dorje Shugden ban things changed for the worse. May the ban be released soon. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Nice Dorje Shugden rock painting
    9 months ago
    Nice Dorje Shugden rock painting
  • His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche teaches the truth of life and our impeding death.
    9 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche teaches the truth of life and our impeding death.
  • A kind message from Mr. Tsering Wangchuk to me. Thank you so much. Tsem Rinpoche
    9 months ago
    A kind message from Mr. Tsering Wangchuk to me. Thank you so much. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 1)
    9 months ago
    Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 1)
  • Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 2)
    9 months ago
    Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 2)
  • His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche accepts Long Life puja
    10 months ago
    His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche accepts Long Life puja

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  • May 30, 2016 00:06
    Thorim asked: Is there a pratice to deal with social anxiety/ "bad" inhibition? Yet it is really hard for me to enjoy party and people with this anxiety that arise when I'm in public, it also make it difficult to help people with compassion in public, for example if a person fall and that there is a lot of people around, I have a really big "freeze" because of the social anxiety. Thanks
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  • May 29, 2016 05:01
    Lukas asked: What would happen if such a thing like everyone is nice and passionated about his "opponent" would become "reality" on this earth? Obviously theoretically lol My narcistic mind forces me to put reality and opponent in quotes duality you know. I'm a wise human being so (*word removed by admin*) reflected hah PS: I like you but seem a bit crazy try some of my western medicine my doctor is very patient about my neuroses and anger managment attempts...
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  • May 28, 2016 04:05
    Bradley asked: On page 43 of the Diamond Path. It states DS's emenations are endowed with the 27 enlightened activities, may I ask what are the 27?
    pastor answered: Dear Bradley, Thank you for your question. The verse you are referring to is the first verse of the Praise to Dorje Shugden:
    “Though gone to the state of the Sugatas countless aeons ago, In order to benefit the teachings and migrators, as whatever tames beings, Your hundreds of emanations are endowed with the 27 enlightened activities; Praise to the pervading lord, mighty Dorje Shugden.”
    These twenty-seven enlightened activities are enumerated in the last verses of Chapter Eight of the Abhisamayalankara taught by Maitreya to Arya Asanga. It is commonly called the Ornament of Clear Realisation in English. This text is of great importance to most Tibetan Buddhist lineages and in the Lam Rim Chenmo, or Great Stages on the Path to Enlightenment, Lama Tsongkhapa actually states that it is the root text of the Lam Rim tradition as founded by Jowo Dipamkara Atisha. This text is still one the five great texts studied by monks in the Geshe programme throughout Gelug monasteries. A thorough explanation of these twenty-seven points is a topic of intense philosophical study, however I have listed them below:
    1. The enlightened being performs deeds that appease beings in the Six Realms (God Realm, Demi-god Realm, Human Realm, Animal Realm, Hungry Ghost Realm and Hell Realm).
    2. Bringing sentient beings to the Dharma using four ways: generosity, using good speech, training them according to their level of intelligence and in stages, and by practicing what they teach.
    3. Having the understanding of what defilements are and the methods of purifying them.
    4. The true character of their activities for the benefit of all sentient beings, which is from the basis of realising that all sentient beings do not exist inherently.
    5. The practice of the Six Perfections: generosity, morality, patience, joyous effort, concentration and wisdom.
    6. Teaching the virtuous path to Buddhahood, which is the abandonment of the 10 non-virtues: killing, stealing, sexual misconduct, lying, divisive speech, harsh words, idle talk, covetousness, ill-will and wrong view.
    7. The practice of insight into the emptiness of all phenomena.
    8. The non-dual nature of all phenomena.
    9. The understanding that all dharmas as being merely conventional symbols.
    10. The insight into the absence of a basis in all dharmas.
    11. The maturing of living beings along their spiritual path through skilful means.
    12. The path of a Bodhisattva.
    13. The systematic effort to block all inclinations to make realistic assumptions.
    14. The attainment of enlightenment.
    15. A residence in various Buddha-fields.
    16. Displaying the form of a being who is to take only one more rebirth, thereby ensuring the attainment of enlightenment.
    17. Working tireless for the benefit of all sentient beings in cyclic existence.
    18. The virtuous acts which consist in looking after all beings.
    19. The limbs of enlightenment.
    20. The condition in which the fruits of his actions are never lost, diminish or extinguished.
    21. The vision of true reality, knowing all phenomena of experience.
    22. The forsaking of all perverted views.
    23. The cognition which allows the understanding of the method which allows him to forsake the perverted views assuming the absence of all entities.
    24. The state of complete purity.
    25. The ability to have various forms to engage in various activities, which results from his pure condition.
    26. The comprehension of the non-distinction between conditioned and unconditioned phenomena.
    27. Nirvana – full and complete enlightenment.
    When listing them out completely, it can get somewhat overwhelming to understand how this relates to us as practitioners. In order to make them more relatable, they have been categorised into three parts, which make us understand them better:
    1. Activities through which the Buddhas bring beings to the Dharma.
    2. Activities through which the Buddhas help sentient beings to practice the Dharma.
    3. Activities through which the Buddhas help sentient beings to achieve enlightenment.
    In essence, all the emanations of Dorje Shugden display the above twenty-seven activities. In brief these bring people to the Dharma, help beings practice the Dharma and ultimately help beings gain full and complete enlightenment themselves. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • May 27, 2016 02:34
    T asked: Is there a teaching to deal with insomnia and fatigue?
    pastor answered: Dear T, Both insomnia and fatigue can be caused by a worried or stressed mind, if not from physical exhaustion. In this case, one needs to calm the mind and relax the body in order to ease insomnia and fatigue. There are many techniques that can help with this. I’ll mention two here. The first is mental quiescence meditation or single pointed concentration meditation. Even with this there are many methods you can use, but to make it simple, you can use the breath as your focus. This is known as breathing meditation. To practice this, sit in a quiet place either cross legged or in a chair if you prefer. And simply become aware of your breathing, concentrating on the space between your upper lip and your nose. Gently become aware of breathing in and out. If any thought comes into your mind, do not get carried away with the thought, but simply bring your focus back to your breathing and let the thought disappear by itself. There are other more advanced methods once you are familiar with breathing meditation, which can be found in texts such as Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand by Pabongka Rinpoche (Day 21), which concentrates on a visualised image of Buddha Shakyamuni instead of the breath. But one things to remember is that meditation can be difficult for people, so it is better to start with short sessions, not longer than 5-10 minutes at first. Gradually over time you will be able to increase this time frame. The key to meditation is to consistently engage in it every day. This shouldn’t be difficult because it is only 5-10 minutes long. The second is to engage in the Guru Yoga of Lama Tsongkhapa, concentrating on the recitation of the Mig Tse Ma mantra. This is an extremely beneficial practice as it invokes upon the energies and blessings of Lama Tsongkhapa, and helps to significantly calm the mind, even if we are not consciously aware how troubled our mind is. Concentrating on the mantra recitation also acts as focus for single pointed concentration as well. You can watch a commentary to this practice by His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/tsongkapas-daily-practice-video-commentary.html. If you are interested in this practice, there is a box set which can help you start the practice available here: http://www.vajrasecrets.com/tsongkhapa-boxset-english and a written commentary available here: http://www.vajrasecrets.com/tsongkhapa-a-simple-guide-to-a-powerful-practice. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • May 26, 2016 04:00
    Thori asked: Thanks for your answer. But when you say "This can be coupled with various visualisations during the mantra recitations as well."what visualisations should I do, for example for the sadhana "DISSOLVING JE RINPOCHE INTO OURSELVES"? Other question, can the Sadhana be recitated in english? Andn we must recite them with high voice or can it be recitated simply in the mind? Thanks!
    pastor answered: Dear Thorim, For the visualisations of the Guru Yoga of Lama Tsongkhapa, during which you recite the Mig Tse Ma mantra, His Eminence 25th Tsem Rinpoche has given a very good commentary on the practice, available to watch here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/tsongkapas-daily-practice-video-commentary.html The most common forms of visualisations for this practice can be found in the book ‘TSONGKHAPA – A Simple Guide to a Powerful Practice’ which is available at any Kechara Paradise outlet in Malaysia, or can be invited only here: http://www.vajrasecrets.com/tsongkhapa-a-simple-guide-to-a-powerful-practice. This includes the visualisations on gaining the Seven Wisdoms, as well as other visualisations. These visualisations are excellent, as they not only help a person achieve meditative stabilisation, but invoke the blessings and energy of Lama Tsongkhapa. As for the Sadhana, it does not need to be recited in Tibetan. It can be recited in English or any other language. In fact, I would suggest, as you start your practice that you recite in the language you are familiar with, as you will be able to understand the words and meaning of each verse clearer. Later on, if you want, you can start reciting in Tibetan. Sadhanas and especially mantras should be recited out aloud, but softly. Sadhanas and mantras are not recited in the mind, but spoken. For mantras as they are the form of the Buddhas in sound, they should be softly vocalised. I hope this helps.
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