Tibetans Welcome Mountain Spirits in Faith Ceremony

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Dear friends around the world,

Oracular trance has played a very important role in the culture and traditions of Tibet for over 1000 years. During a trance, a specially-trained oracle takes full possession of a spiritual being. These beings can be enlightened Dharma Protectors, worldly protectors, local mountain gods, healing deities or other unseen beings around us. What you see here taking trance is a worldly spirit. Not an enlightened being. By the actions you see this being perform while in trance is obvious to his nature. High level beings in trance do not draw blood. In Tibet and it’s related places in the Himalayan areas there are hundreds of these types of worldly spirits or deities that take trance to assist people. Sometimes when offended, they can be unpleasant. His Holiness the Dalai Lama said it is important we all not propitiate worldly deities as it can demean the profound practice of Buddha’s teachings. If we are to wipe out this practice in Tibet, it would be a difficult task as it is so ingrained within the populace. I wonder if His Holiness and the exile Tibetan government in Dharamsala will issue instructions to stop these practices for these people and countless ones like them also? I wonder if these people will obey? I wonder why some worldly beings are still allowed to take trance within Tibetan society when they are discouraged.

As can be seen in the article below, special diets, specific meditations and particular rituals should be observed by the oracles before the trances can occur. This is to ensure that the body of the oracle is “clean” so that higher beings can enter. It is akin to inviting an important guest into our homes – we always make sure that the house is thoroughly cleaned before the guest enters. I personally have encountered a few times various ‘village’ oracles taking trance of mountain spirits and some of them are very helpful and benign. I find some of them useful for small tasks. I personally hope these traditions continue as I don’t see much harm.

This article provides an insight into the Tibetan culture of oracular trance which many may not be aware of. I hope you will enjoy reading it and that you will gain a better understanding of the oracular system within Tibetan culture.

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

Tibetans Welcome Mountain Spirits in Faith Ceremony

#LIFESTYLE AUGUST 25, 2009 / 8:24 PM / 8 YEARS AGO
Christina Hu, Lucy Hornby

REBKONG, China (Reuters Life!) – Every summer the green hills of Rebkong are home to unique celebrations during which local Tibetans believe the mountain gods visit villagers — and each other — through human mediums.

Manbengya, a 47-year-old Tibetan man who serves as medium for the warrior mountain god Amyesyullha, rests after Amyesyullha left his body at the temple in Rebkong, Qinghai province, August 11, 2009. Every summer the green hills of Rebkong are home to unique celebrations during which local Tibetans believe the mountain gods visit villagers – and each other – through human mediums. Picture taken August 11, 2009. REUTERS/Christina Hu

Rebkong, known in Chinese as Tongren in Qinghai province, has dozens of monasteries that practice Tibetan Buddhism, in which monks and nuns strive for enlightenment.

But the region’s traditions also stem from the animist Bon religion that Tibetans practiced before Buddhism was introduced.

During the festival of Lurol, which falls during the sixth lunar month, worshipping villagers believe the spirits descend from the mountains and enter the bodies of mediums who have inherited the role from their fathers.

Dressed in special clothes, his long hair carefully cut and braided, Damtsengbon waits for his spirit, Amyesrmachen, the most sacred mountain god in the region. Other villagers call the spirit’s name while Damtsengbon, who like many Tibetans only goes by one name, enters a trance, twitching and jerking.

“I am the third generation to channel this god, so it is not just about me. For three generations the god has manifested himself through us, and even living Buddhas recognize this,” Damtsengbon told Reuters. A “living Buddha” is a Tibetan monk who is considered to be an exemplary holy figure.

”I think it’s a way for me to serve my people. It keeps us together and protects us, so it’s an honor to serve them.

What may seem unfathomable to Westerners, even those versed in Tibetan Buddhism, is central to the folk religion practiced by many Tibetans in traditional communities.

“Tibetan Buddhism has a very clear distinction between what they call lha-choe and mi-choe, godly religion and person religion,” said Robbie Barnett, a Tibet expert at Columbia University in New York.

Nambengya, a 47-year-old Tibetan man, dances after cutting his forehead while possessed by the warrior mountain god Amyesyullha during the Lurol festival in Rebkong, Qinghai province, August 11, 2009. He smears the blood on worshippers to heal them during the festival. Every summer the green hills of Rebkong are home to unique celebrations during which local Tibetans believe the mountain gods visit villagers – and each other – through human mediums. Picture taken August 11, 2009. REUTERS/Christina Hu

“The first refers to the form of Buddhism done mainly by monks and adepts to pursue enlightenment, and the second means the form done mainly by ordinary lay people to improve behavior and get a better rebirth,” Barnett said. “Most Tibetans are primarily focused on the second.”

Damtsengbon, a 39-year-old Tibetan man, attends the Lurol festival while being possessed by the mountain god Amyesrmachen in Rebkong, Qinghai province, August 9, 2009. Every summer the green hills of Rebkong are home to unique celebrations during which local Tibetans believe the mountain gods visit villagers – and each other – through human mediums. Picture taken August 9, 2009. REUTERS/Christina Hu

Mediums like Damtsengbon purify themselves for seven days, by listening to senior holy men chant scriptures, and avoiding alcohol, cigarettes and women.

Normally a quiet man and a graceful dancer, Damtsengbon dances with rapid, awkward movements during his trance.

Damtsengbon, a 39-year-old Tibetan man who serves as medium for the mountain god Amyesrmachen, cuts cooked sheep offal, a delicacy in Rebkong, Qinghai province, August 12, 2009. Every summer the green hills of Rebkong are home to unique celebrations during which local Tibetans believe the mountain gods visit villagers – and each other – through human mediums. Picture taken August 12, 2009. REUTERS/Christina Hu

Damtsengbon, a 39-year-old Tibetan man, holds a wig while his mother combs his hair in front of his house in Rebkong, Qinghai province, August 13, 2009, in preparation for a trance in which he will channel the mountain god Amyesrmachen. Every summer the green hills of Rebkong are home to unique celebrations during which local Tibetans believe the mountain gods visit villagers – and each other – through human mediums. Picture taken August 13, 2009. REUTERS/Christina Hu

Damtsengbon, a 39-year-old Tibetan man, gets dressed in front of his house in Rebkong, Qinghai province, August 13, 2009, in preparation for a trance in which he will channel the mountain god Amyesrmachen. Every summer the green hills of Rebkong are home to unique celebrations during which local Tibetans believe the mountain gods visit villagers – and each other – through human mediums. Picture taken August 13, 2009. REUTERS/Christina Hu

Although other Tibetan areas also have famous oracles, the Rebkong region is unique for its dances, in which the whole village participates.

When another medium receives the spirit of Amyesyullha, the local warrior spirit, he cuts his forehead with a knife and smears the blood on worshippers to heal them.

Nambengya, a 47-year-old Tibetan man, holds a knife to cut a worshipper’s forehead while possessed by the warrior mountain god Amyesyullha during the Lurol festival in Rebkong, Qinghai province, August 11, 2009. He smears the blood on worshippers to heal them during the festival. Every summer the green hills of Rebkong are home to unique celebrations during which local Tibetans believe the mountain gods visit villagers – and each other – through human mediums. Picture taken August 11, 2009. REUTERS/Christina Hu

Men from the villages have their cheeks pierced with steel needles to excise disease from the mouth, a painful ritual that involves little blood.

“The act of piercing the mouth and back is a part of the blood sacrifice ritual,” said Nanjia Cairang, a researcher at the China Tibetology Research Centre in Beijing.

Nambengya, a 47-year-old Tibetan man, gestures after cutting his forehead while possessed by the warrior mountain god Amyesyullha during the Lurol festival in Rebkong, Qinghai province, August 11, 2009. He smears the blood on worshippers to heal them during the festival. Every summer the green hills of Rebkong are home to unique celebrations during which local Tibetans believe the mountain gods visit villagers – and each other – through human mediums. Picture taken August 11, 2009. REUTERS/Christin Hu

Nambengya, a 47-year-old Tibetan man, dances after cutting his forehead while possessed by the warrior mountain god Amyesyullha during the Lurol festival in Rebkong, Qinghai province, August 11, 2009. He smears the blood on worshippers to heal them during the festival. Every summer the green hills of Rebkong are home to unique celebrations during which local Tibetans believe the mountain gods visit villagers – and each other – through human mediums. Picture taken August 11, 2009. REUTERS/Christina Hu

“Villagers sacrifice to the gods through their own bodies. This act represents sincerity and excitement.”

After the festival, Damtsengbon returns to his normal self with no memory of the trance. He works on the grasslands and has married a Han Chinese woman, the first in his village to do so.

Damtsengbon, a 39-year-old Tibetan man who serves as medium for the mountain god Amyesrmachen, dances on a grassland in Rebkong, Qinghai province, August 13, 2009. Every summer the green hills of Rebkong are home to unique celebrations during which local Tibetans believe the mountain gods visit villagers – and each other – through human mediums. Picture taken August 13, 2009. REUTERS/Christina Hu

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  1. Julia Tan on Apr 7, 2018 at 12:53 am

    i was born in Malaysia, a country that you will see medium very often. The mediums are either chosen by the god or passing down from parent. God does exist around us. because we cannot see or hear from them hence through a medium, the god can communicate with us. They normally appear to help people.

    Since people accept and have faith in mountain god and all sorts of local god in every where, why not Dorje Shugden who’s an animation of Manjushri, enlightenment dharma protector. Well, when comes to politic, everything is conducted in a way that benefited the CTA but nothing else.

  2. Pastor Albert on Apr 4, 2018 at 4:03 pm

    Before any religion, every country already has their cultural practice hundreds and thousands years ago, it was being practiced / celebrated generation after generation until today, we may not believe it or may not has witness it, but for such festival to exist for so many decades, it definitely has their purpose, just like Thaipusam in Malaysia, very similar, they too have taking trance, piercing the body and various prayers and offerings made to the God praying for everything smooth in life and safety. It is really great to learn that other countries also has such festivals, and it’s great for our knowledge. 🙂

    This is the link for more info about Thaipusam
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/thaipusam.html

  3. Pastor Chia on Apr 4, 2018 at 9:08 am

    Asia countries fill with different culture and they cerebrate it yearly through out different season. Like Malaysia have multi races cerebrate their culture during festivel for example Taipusan, Chinese Jade empare festivel you can see India and Chinese medium take trance to invite gods for blessing.
    Such thing in Tibet, Tibetan also having their festivel praise to mountain spirit during faith ceromony. You can find tibetan through the ceromony dress up the costume and inviting mountain spirit to take trace for seeking their blessing. Which respect all being around them and get protection and living hsrmony together.
    Smilarly tibet buddhism also have their oracle to take trance to get advise from the protector like Dorje Shugden and Setrap . Whether is wordly being or enlightenment being. People pray to the them to get blessing. We should respect each others belieave and never critisice each others belieave.

  4. June Kang on Apr 4, 2018 at 8:43 am

    人类早期时代,人们对大自然充满了神秘感和恐惧感,以为大自然的一切现象都各有神明主宰其事,因此有了所谓的山神、雷神、电神、风神、雨神、河神、树神等,而后就有各个种族皆有其特殊的民俗信仰,我认为我们应该尊重与包容。然而,信仰宗教最终是以”正信“最好如佛教,佛陀的智慧能使我们真正的解脱我们的恐惧和痛苦。

  5. Mingwen on Apr 4, 2018 at 7:42 am

    Every being deserve respect and there are many that we can’t see with our naked eyes. It’s a choice for every individual to believe it or not, but just don’t challenge or try to offend the unseen being just to show that we ‘re “brave” and ultimate. When things happen, don’t run and look for help.

  6. Justin Cheah on Apr 4, 2018 at 3:56 am

    The “custom” of consulting mediums is nothing new in Asia. In fact I have heard of such practices exist in other part of the world as well. It goes to show that it is not necessarily that only happens to people who are Taoists but other faiths as well. I am always curious who actually created this “practice” in the first place, how did they got to know the know how of what to do to what and when but the accounts of people I spoke to were fascinating and some of it were somewhat bizzare.

  7. Tek Lee on Apr 4, 2018 at 2:56 am

    Taking trance in other deity or god is quite common in Malaysia Chinese community. There are temples like Guan Yin temples, Ji Gong temples, Ne Zha temples, Guan Di temples, they even have Da Bo Ye and Er Bo Ye (help god) temples etc. Some of this temple have medium to take trance in that particular deity or god to help people to solve their problem. Growing up as a Chinese, seeing the medium taking trance is quite common, like the Nine emperor gods festival, I used to see them walking in parade, with knife cutting their back and long spear poking through the face. But amazingly, some without blood. Every culture and religion has their own believe to follow, we do not know what deities or god that they actually took trance, thus, we only saw it, and did not comment or say anything about it.
    Here, the Tibetans welcome Mountain Spirits, took trance, and have ritual for the spirits, but the Tibetan leadership actually allow it in their community. Whereas Dorje Shugden, with proper lineage, proper background, strong evidence of reincarnation, practiced by High Lamas, but the Tibetan Leadership says he is devil, there is problem in the practice, imply ban on this practice, and force all the monks to stop practicing although the practice is given to them by their Guru. So, Tibetan Leadership actually alloe their people to worship to spirit but urge the monks to break their samaya with their Guru by abandon practicing Dorje Shugden, a Dharma protector? That doesn’t make sense.

  8. Eric kksiow on Apr 4, 2018 at 2:39 am

    An interesting article to read for : Tibetans Welcome Mountain Spirits in Faith Ceremony similar like a mediums taking trance in Taoist temples at Malaysia ( here’s the video link – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJ2csjKq26Y ).

    Personal thoughts : Why these deities want to holds a knife to cut a worshipper’s forehead while possessed? And why these deities want to dances after cutting his ( human mediums ) forehead while possessed? Is that a “Blessing” or to purify “Bad Karma” of the human mediums and disciples? Don’t you think is too violent? Doesn’t make sense to me.

    At Kechara Forest Retreat – 21 June 2015 – i witness it by myself, a Buddha’s Manjushri manifest in protector form as Dorje Shugden gave blessing and purifying Karma for hundred of peoples, but it’s not violent ( blood scenes ) at all, please watch the video ( here’s the video link – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grMEVwN9FWI )

  9. Pastor Antoinette Kass on Apr 4, 2018 at 1:58 am

    We are very fortunate that Rinpoche shares so much information on Buddhism and the oracle practice. It is important to gain knowledge to be able to differentiate what is safe for us and what can be potentially harmful. I was not familiar with oracle practice before I met H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche via his YouTube channel.

    I have learned that enlightened beings will never harm us and therefore we can trust Dorje Shugden, who is a fully enlightened protector. You can see here when the Panglung Kuten oracle took trance in Kechara Forest Retreat: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/700-meet-a-buddha.html

    It is indeed a good question why some Dharma protector practices are forbidden and the practitioners are punished by the Central Tibetan Administration or Tibetan Government in exile. Dorje Shugden is known to be an enlightened protector and H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama even wrote a praise to Dorje Shugden. Therefore, why doesn’t the Central Tibetan Administration stop practices of worldly beings which we can see here, and are also performed in Tibet. It is very unfair and undemocratic to thread Dorje Shugden practitioners as second class people who are not allowed to do their daily activities such as shopping for their groceries and going to restaurants, meeting friends who are not Dorje Shugden practitioners or having equal opportunities for work and access to medical treatment.

    The ban against the Dorje Shugden practice has done a lot of harm to the Tibetans as it is a widespread, well-loved and very powerful Protector practice. This ban is very wrong and should be ended as soon as possible for the benefit of all.

    WHTrance-001

  10. Vivian Ong on Apr 4, 2018 at 1:35 am

    People normally consult mediums or oracles for their problems. Some of these mediums can be of worldly gods and some can be Buddha deity. Worldly gods may have not so good intentions for example they want you to repay them after you have gotten what your answer or what you want. Actually sometimes it is pointless to seek help from mediums because whatever problems we have is the karma we created and it is manifesting at the very moment.

  11. Andrea Lai on Apr 4, 2018 at 1:06 am

    As long as I think that in Chinese tradition do existing of mediums but never thought in Tibetans also have these believes too. It quite fascinating acknowledged other country practices in traditional way, their culture and life. What I think important is the oracle/ medium that took trance of the spirits is good or bad. Good spirit will be beneficial for many but if the spirit is bad, it may cause harm to the oracle and as well as the believers. Be always took precaution when we get into trouble or in extreme need because we are not foreseen to a trusted mediums. Therefore, the most secure for our spiritual health is to trust on a genuine Enlightened Being.

  12. Pastor Henry Ooi on Apr 4, 2018 at 12:53 am

    Throughout the world many cultures and traditions have their unique way of religious practice with rituals and incantations to make offering to their gods. Asia is one of the countries where such religious practices abound. In Malaysia, among the Chinese and Indian community, major religious events draw huge crowd of worshippers and tourists, for example: The Nine Emperor Gods Festival that will be held between 8-17 October 2018; Thaipusam that was held on 31 January 2018.

  13. nicholas on Apr 4, 2018 at 12:37 am

    Refering to this article, Tibetans rely on oracular trance of spirits is a culture and traditions over 1000 years. This practice and culture still exist until now. Personally for me what important is to understand and learn the background of the practice or belief in order to see if it can help us in long term. Quick fix but rely on something that is not enlightened will not able to help us in long term and may end up make our situation worst. But by saying so it still up to the individual to make a wise choice.

    Looking at how the Tibetan leadership ban Dorje Shugden practice which they claim as spirit but why other people can still worship mountain spirits? In this case of course Dorje Shugden is not a spirit but what I want to point out is the unreasonable action taken by the Tibetan Leadership which violate religious freedom and human rights. As a leader, one should respect their people’s choice and unite everyone even though there are differences of belief.

  14. pammie yap on Apr 4, 2018 at 12:07 am

    When we are in trouble, especially financial wise, we want to look for a quick way out of it. We will find ways to solve that problem so that we can get it off our chest. One of the quickest ways is to go to mediums to get advice for a quick fix. But most people don’t know the type of ‘god’ or spirits that take trance using the mediums. Because they are worldly beings and without attainments, they have a very high chance of giving wrong solutions or advice. Or they will let u get ‘hooked’ with their help and then work their way in to get what they want.
    We should never depend on those beings as it can be very dangerous and may get us into real dangers. We should seek ‘help’ from Enlightened beings instead. Our problems started because of our doing hence we should depend on ourselves to solve our own problems with divine help. Not only can they help us genuinely, we can also collect merits that will eventually help us on our spiritual path.

  15. Datuk May on Apr 3, 2018 at 10:43 pm

    The CTA and H.H the Dalai Lama have accused Dorje Shugden as a demon and decreed that no Tibetans should propitiate Dorje Shugden. Even monks who propitiate Dorje Shugden with respect and devotion to their samaya with their Gurus are expelled from the monasteries. Why then are worldly deities being allowed and annual ceremonies are performed by lay oracles for the deities’ visits to villages in Tibet. Can the Dalai Lama stop such trances and practices like the ban on Dorje Shugden.

    Trances of worldly and unenlightened beings are not bad, as I have seen many trances of this nature performed in Taoist temples and in many ways these trances are helpful to the worshippers.

    I have also witnessed and participated in Oracle taking trance of Dorje Shugden and the differences are vast. Dorje Shugden gives blessings and dharma talks to the audience. The Oracles do not draw blood but are majestic and kingly like a being of enlightenment has decided to be among us and we all feel charged with holy blessings.

    Therefore once again I ask why CTA and the Dalai Lama do not stop these worldly deities trance ceremonies like the ban on Dorje Shugden.

    Before concluding I would also like to reiterate that whatever CTA and Dalai Lama have accused the propitiation of Dorje Shugden causing harm to His Holiness and the Tibetan cause and with time passing have proven untrue.

  16. Wai Meng Wan on Jan 16, 2018 at 11:48 pm

    A very interesting take on Tibetan Cultures and traditions. There are powerful benign beings who genuinely want to help people.

    There are many people who go into trances during Thaipusam in Malaysia and various Chinese celebrations, and you get to see various instruments and weapons inserted into their bodies, face etc and there is no permanent damage to the devotees, which means during the time such implements are inserted they feel no pain.

  17. Joy Kam on Jan 8, 2018 at 8:51 am

    Well this is very CLEAR evidence that Tibetans do still practice spirit worship, which is fine and is not an issue but WHY then do the Tibetan Leadership claim that spirit worship is bad, wrong and against Buddhism hence they NEED to ban Dorje Shugden, which they believe is a spirit although we believe it is not?

    It just makes them sound so hypocritical. If they want to say that because Dorje Shugden is a spirit and hence is against Buddhist beliefs, then they should very well ban all these mountain gods spirit worship. They should spread the world and announce that anyone who does spirit worship is considered wrong, just like how they condemn Dorje Shugden practitioners day in day out. So this shows how bias the ban and persecution of Shugden practitioners is and how it is clearly a political propaganda to distract people from questioning them and their failures. Hence, this is why I strongly believe that Dorje Shugden is being used as a scapegoat to hide the Tibetan Leaderships, otherwise there is no need for this ban because of it completely illogical.

  18. Anne Ong on Dec 31, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    Interesting write up about welcoming mountain spirits. Looks quite similar to the Taoist and Hindhu faith I suppose. Can’t stand the bloody freaking sight with my mum though. Thank you Rinpoche and blog team for this educational article 🙏😀

  19. Datuk May on Dec 28, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    Interesting article. Personally, I have seen many mediums in trance in Taoist temples. Some take trance and convey messages to devotees in a calm assured manner and some can be wrathful, somewhat like the images in this article.

    In contrast to the Oracle of Dorje Shugden, who is an enlightened Buddha, the trances can be quite terrifying.

    Whereas Dorje Shugden Oracles are amazing and give Dharma teachings during trance. The differences are quite obvious.

  20. Chris Chong on Dec 27, 2017 at 6:36 am

    What a beautiful belief system and culture. There are many belief system in the world and all of them are unique and should be respected. I am glad that these belief system coming from Tibet are being allowed to be practiced in China. China respects all religion and belief system unlike TIbetan Leadership who bans Dorje Shugden practice. Tibetan Leadership label’s themselves as democratic group and getting funds and aids from other democractic countries. However, they themselves do not adhere to the democratic constitution which includes religious freedom. They prosecutes Dorje Shugden practitioners and created alot of suffering, discrimination and segregation in the Tibetan community. This is not how a democratic leadership should act.

  21. Stella Cheang on Dec 23, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    Nice to learn about the colourful brief practiced by Tibetans that are allowed and celebrated openly in Qinghai Province, China. It is contrary to how the CTA have portrayed China to be the totalitarian government who restriction religious freedom, especially on Tibetans. Rebkhong County is known for thank painting as well as the many Tibetan Buddhism monastery. As part of the Buddhist practice, Rebkhong popular embraces Oracular trance traditions which, is a sacred tradition that entails stringent training and vows to facilitate the taking trance of spiritual beings. In Rebkhong, the famous festival of Lurol, welcomes the mountain spirits through their entering into the trained bodies of mediums/oracles. Through this celebration, the people get blessings from these spiritual beings to get enlightenment or to get good rebirth. Thank you, Rinpoche, for this insightful sharing.

  22. Sofi on Dec 23, 2017 at 4:14 am

    This is such an interesting article. Since young, I love reading on things other worldly and when in my twenties, I went along to witness the Chinese mediums taking trances in deities where people would request for help, either financially, relationships, medical problems and any worldly problems we may have. I had never really participate in asking as I had never really trusted in the answers. Now having learnt from Rinpoche, these deities are still unenlightened and as such are at best only to provide short term help. What more they are just like humans with possible demands of repayment. From this article, the Tibetan mediums share similar practices as the Chinese, the need to “cleanse” themselves before the trance, the physical weariness after the trance and no remembering what took place. Actually I knew of a medium who takes trance of “Black faced” deity or “Fa Cu Kong”. Once I asked him where was he when in trance and he said that its as though he was expelled out to a place in space where he can observe but not hear or know what is happening. He dislikes taking trance as it wears on him but apparently the deity insisted. I think it is so much better to rely on an enlightened being like Dorje Shugden whom Rinpoche had so compassionately given the practice of. We are assured of real guidance towards gaining true release from sufferings. Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting article and most of all for the precious practice of Protector Dorje Shugden. Om Benza Wiki Bitana Soha!

    • Sofi on Dec 23, 2017 at 4:26 am

      I do wonder why the Tibetan Leaders did not ban these worship of the spirits or fear for the “soul” of these worshippers but instead illogically banned only Lord Dorje Shugden’s practice claiming he is a spirit although Dorje Shugden is enlightened and had authentically been practiced by many highly attained Masters since 400 years ago. It just does not make sense to me.

  23. Samfoonheei on Dec 22, 2017 at 11:24 am

    In the culture and traditions of Tibet ,Oracular trance is a folk religious activity since 1400 years ago..It has played a very important role where the locals believe the spirits descend from the mountains and enter the bodies of mediums who have inherited the role. There are a number of worldly spirits or deities in other culture and tradition that take trance to assist people .Here in Tibet, during the festival of Lurol, Tibetan culture of oracular trance has a great significance as the Tibetans seek divine help and blessing. It is celebrated in a traditional manner in all the villages in Tibet. All Tibetan dressed up colourfully and will join in to perform elaborate dances. After the festival, the medium then returns to his normal self with no memory of the trance. All cultures and traditions of all different people should be respected in order to live in peaceful and harmonious environment.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this insight article which many of us are not aware of this Tibetan oracular trance. My first too as I have not heard before.

  24. So Kin Hoe (KISG) on Dec 20, 2017 at 11:47 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the interesting article written about the local Tibetans tradition in taking trance of their local deities or gods in order to request for protection and healing from the deities. Since the act of taking trance and assisting the local Tibetans in Tibet are not against the secular law and regulations, no one has the rights to end their traditions as it is very normal for everyone to seek happiness through legal methods. We should not segregate and humiliate others who are not practicing the same religion as we do but we need to respect other religions with equality, acceptance and fairness. From the pictures in the article, I observe the humbleness from the oracles’ expression, and I also observe the feelings of being relieved on the worshippers’ side when the worshippers bow down to the oracle in trance. In short, there is nothing wrong for the worshippers to receive protection and healings from the local deities. Buddhists and ordained people can educate the worldly deity worshippers according to the Buddhadharma practice and Buddha’s teachings rather than segregating or discriminating them, which is the opposite of pure compassion in Buddhism practice. May all sentient beings will be blessed and guided by enlightened Dharma Protectors, Bodhisattvas and Sangha members towards achieving liberation from samsara and enlightenment ultimately.

    Humbly with folded hands,
    kin hoe

  25. Uncle Eddie on Dec 20, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    Same as in Tibet, this reminded me that oracular Trances also play a very important role in the culture and tradition of folk religion as in Malaysia during the Ninth Gods Festivals Celebration, which took place from the First to the Ninth day of the Ninth Lunar month of the Chinese calendar, which I used to witness at a big Temple at Ampang New Village, Ampang Jaya, Selangor, when I used to stay there as a small kid during the school holidays. As said, the origin of this myth of the ninth gods festival can be traced back to the Han Dynasty during the development of Daoism. During such time, the constant of tingling of prayer bells and the chanting from the monks and priests can constantly be heard, with thousands of devotees staying at the temple taking part in the recitation of the continuous prayers and chanting too. Like in Tibet, and places in the Himalayan areas, “Worldly spirits’ or dieties will take trances in the human mediums to assist the people. Oracles at such time will have to take special diet and particular rituals would have to be observed to ensure the body, speech and minds are clean for higher beings to enter.. Many mediums will purify themselves for 9 days by listening to the special recitation of the Holy men, chant scriptures, become vegetarians, avoiding alchohol, cigarettes and sex too! Thank you Rinpoche for providing such an insight into the Tibetan culture of oracular trances for our better understanding and knowledge.

  26. Pastor Han Nee on Dec 19, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    Tibetan religion has a clear distinction between ‘godly religion’ and ‘person religion’, says a Tibet expert. The former is practised by monks and spiritual adepts in their pursuit of enlightenment, while the latter is practised by ordinary lay people, in the hope of improving their behaviour and getting a better rebirth. “Most Tibetans are primarily focused on the second,” adds Barnett, the Tibet expert. It does appear that we should be more open to and accepting of the fact that the majority of people anywhere are more influenced by their own cultural background and upbringing in shaping their beliefs than by the pursuits of a transcendental religion.

    Hence, while there is blood shed with the cutting of the head and piercing of the mouth, the power of belief in these mountain spirits is strong , as well as the belief in their healing power.There is an oracular tradition in places like Rebkong in Qinghai province in which these mountain spirits would channel themselves through local oracles, whose power is hereditary here. Rebkhong,at the same time, has dozens of monasteries that practice Tibetan Buddhism, in which monks and nuns strive for enlightenment.

    When we compare the two systems of oracles,oracles for enlightened beings to channel themselves through them and those for such as the mountain spirits above, we can see how the former leads towards enlightenment, while the latter are more towards secular pursuits of this life. Thus, we can see we truly need the Dharma to help us understand what is secular and what leads us to transcend the secular toward pursuits of enlightenment and real peace.

  27. yin ping on Dec 19, 2017 at 2:46 am

    Before the arrival of Buddhism in Tibet, the locals worshiped energies from the natures and spirits world where oracle was the medium to channel healing or divination powers during trance. These practices of taking trance in worldly spirit are deeply rooted in their cultures and traditions for over 1000 years.

    In Buddhism, we do not seek blessing or take refuge from worldly spirits or deities. Although our religion is different, we should tolerance and respect others beliefs. Their religion practice maybe vary from ours, keep in mind that we are human who share similar core value such as spreading love, helping the needy, leading a moral and ethical life.

    Therefore it is unwise to block someone out just because their religion does not match up with ours. The bottom line is, accept and respect their believe even if we don’t agree with certain things.

  28. Fong on Dec 18, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    This traditions are so old that I doubt if anyone can remember when it started and how exactly did it get started. We may be squeamish about the blood-letting but it is their believe and their tradition that has become part of their culture, so who are we to judge them. To each his own and they should have the freedom to choose who and what and how they worship. As Buddhist, we only take refuge in enlightened beings. We do not tell anyone who they can or cannot worship.

  29. Jacinta Goh on Dec 18, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    The above practice is bloody as their head will be sliced which is very much akin to those Indians and some Taoist cultures back in Malaysia. There are many practices within Tibetan community itself and if it benefits others, I don’t think we should barred them from their practices. We can’t have everyone agreed on only one religion which is Buddhism or vice versa. We just have to generate that wish that their seed to understand Buddhism will come to fruition one day.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, May 27. 2018 10:48 AM
    Every of us have a story to tell of our childhood days. Its sad to read about our Guru experience as a child. Life is not a bed of roses for Rinpoche and it wasn’t that easy living in New Jersey. All those sorry, pain and suffering has inspired Rinpoche to be even stronger. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing your personal stories

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/it-wasnt-easy-in-new-jersey-but-my-cousinsaunts-helped.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, May 27. 2018 10:47 AM
    It’s an old post after all but interesting to read how the Tibetans viewed. Ugyen Gyalpo, wrote a good insight article. Official U.S. policy has always been that Tibet is not independent but a part of China. To him it ’s not going to make any difference for the Tibetan situation and for Tibetans in Tibet . CTA should stop all the blaming toward the China and stop all the accusation toward Dorje Shugden. Going against them will not bring any benefit either. After all these years, Tibet is still part of China. Instead to create a good cause for Tibetans, CTA has created problems and sufferings . The Tibetans should also do more for their country and mending the relationship.
    The CTA has been exploiting the Tibetans in –exile for their own benefits. It would be wonderful H H Dalai Lama engage in dialogue with the Chinese leadership to resolve the grievances of the Tibetan people.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Ugyen Gyalpo for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/finally-a-realistic-view-of-the-tibet-question.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, May 27. 2018 09:17 AM

    I am very appreciative of Beatrix’s detailed sharing on the stunning Chenrezig Thangka. From here, I understand the qualities of Chenrezig that associate closely with the iconography of this Buddha. I am also reminded of the practice of the Six Paramita, which is extremely important in cultivating compassion and other qualities that are necessary on our spiritual path. I also learn about the qualities, mantra and benefits of the Buddhas, deities and great masters who accompany Chenrezig in this thangka. May we all have the fortitude and fortune to be bestowed with the sacred Chenrezig Ngesung Kondrul. Thank you for this article.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/a-chenrezig-thangka.html
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Sunday, May 27. 2018 03:49 AM
    རུའི་ཊར་གསར་འགྱུར་ལས་ཁང་ནས་ངས་ཤར་གླིང་ཨེ་ཤི་ཡ་ཡི་ཆེད་དུ་འགྲིགས་འཇགས་ཀྱི་སྨོན་ལམ་འདེབས་པའི་སྐོར་དེ་དཔར་སྐྲུན་བྱེད་འདུག – http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=160706
  • Lin Mun
    Saturday, May 26. 2018 09:25 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for all the memes. They are creatively done and all teachings are short and straight forward. It also serves a good reminder for me to keep practicing dharma and transform myself.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/people-for-peace.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Saturday, May 26. 2018 05:47 PM
    Thank you, Edward, for these 2 wonderful sharing. The spiritual journey of Ben Galland and Hojo Tone are inspirational, encouraging and touching at the same time. They are must-read especially for young adults and people who needed some push in seeking deeper meaning in life.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/blue-jean-buddha.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Saturday, May 26. 2018 05:41 PM
    This is a really good book – a must-have for Tibetan Buddhism aspirants. Learning about the iconography and the blessings of the pantheon of Buddhas and deities is a great way to start the journey towards seeking enlightenment. Thank you, Pastor Han Nee, for this review and sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/faces-of-enlightenment-by-tsem-tulku-rinpoche-a-review.html#comments
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 26. 2018 03:50 PM
    All of us do experience negativity , it’s a case of how we look at things. Buddhism teaches us that one of the main paths to spiritual growth and, ultimately awakening or enlightenment, is the acceptance of all things, as they are in this moment. Many of us have come, through personal development and spiritual practice, to understand that we must accept our own inner negativity in order to transcend it. Rather than run away from our pain and anger, we must learn to accept it as it is. Through Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s collection of works , the Venerable Pema Chodron ‘s article has taught us to change the way we experienced in everyday life that we usually view as negative , to look at it in a different angle for the better instead. A wonderful teachings for us to learn.
    An interesting short biography of Chogyam Trungpa who was a major figure in the dissemination of Tibetan Buddhism to the westerners. He has contributed the translation of numerous Tibetan texts and the introduction of the Vajrayana teachings to the West.
    Thank you Pastor Niral for this interesting write up.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/is-negativity-really-negative.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Saturday, May 26. 2018 11:42 AM
    From the posts and articles from Rinpoche’s blog and other relevant blogs, it is clear that Dorje Shugden people hold on to the practice because it was passed down by their teachers from authentic lineage. There is no malice or harmful intent in Dorje Shugden practice to harm His Holiness’s life or Tibet, as claimed by His Holiness’ followers. There is no evidence to this accusation. In fact, Rinpoche and his students had provided many facts to prove the other way round, i.e. Dorje Shugden practice does not harm.

    On the other hand, His Holiness banned this practice and applied heavy handed treatments on people who continue the practice; i.e. dispel monks from monastery, withhold medical facilities, stop schooling opportunities and disallow Shugdenpas from holding public office positions.

    So, it is no wonder the conclusion came to this:
    (1) the Tibetan community is lawless because it needs no evidence nor facts to convict a religious practice as wrong
    (2) it is merciless as the leaderships not only impose this baseless policy, it also enforce it by discriminating and ostracising Shugdenpas.
    (3) truly shocking to realise a Buddhist community that has been revered by the world for authentic Buddhist teachings, had been so despicable.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/my-pleas-to-his-holiness-dalai-lama.html
  • Lin Mun
    Friday, May 25. 2018 09:20 PM
    Thank you Dalai Lama for creating such an interesting website of human’s feeling. I think we human most of the times are confused with our feeling and with such website it will help us recognise our state of mind and then learn to control them. I think it is a tool to learn and discover about ourselves.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/the-dalai-lama-just-launched-a-website-to-help-you-achieve-inner-peace.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, May 25. 2018 07:44 PM
    Wow…..Dashain is the grandest, longest and most auspicious festival in Nepal which lasts for 15 days. And is celebrated throughout the country declared as a national holiday. Similar to our Chinese New Year been celebrated throughout the 15 days. On this most anticipated festival, all the government offices, educational institutes and organizations remain closed in order to celebrate it together with their family and friends. Dasain has also emphasized the importance of family reunion. Hence for KB and Ram, leaving home behind , staying in Malaysia having this celebration spent with friends at Kechara Forest Retreat is simply wonderful. Its interesting to know how it was celebrated and some knowledge of it. In fact it is the first time coming across this celebration. As living in a multinational and cultural country Malaysia we have a number celebrations which we could enjoy.
    Thank you for Phng Li Kheng and Julia Tan for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/celebration-of-dashain-in-kechara-forest-retreat.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Thursday, May 24. 2018 09:52 PM
    The article about Walter Evans-Wentz is an interesting read. His greatest work, the Tibetan Book of the Dead, which he collaborated with Lama Kazi Dawa Samdup, had been an acclaimed publication and important book on Tibetan Buddhism in the west for decades. The Tibetan Book of the Dead is based on the sacred text called Bardo Thodol, a teaching given Padmasambhava and written down by his Tibetan consort and student, Yeshe Tsogyal. The text is “meant to be a guide for the deceased person to navigate through the experiences of the consciousness in the bardo, or the intermediate state between death and the next rebirth. This text also includes chapters on the death process and a ritual to be performed just before death and after it has taken place.” It is a pity that the translation of this important book from Tibetan to English capped by Walter’s limited understanding of the concept and influenced by his prior knowledge in Theosophy and other metaphysical schools. Thank you for this sharing, Pastor David.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/walter-evans-wentz-american-pioneer-scholar-on-tibetan-buddhism.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, May 24. 2018 12:46 PM
    The freedom to choose a religion without interference from one another. We have our rights to choose what we like to pray and beliefs. All religions, cultures, and beliefs deserve the same amount of respect, even if they are different from your own. All teachings must have a lineage, once we understand and have accepted it we go all the way. May the Dorje Shugden controversy be resolved soon.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this clear insight article and those beautiful and rare pictures of great Masters.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/i-pray-to-what-i-want-to.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, May 24. 2018 12:44 PM
    Buddhism teaches us love, compassion ,tolerance, forgiveness , and so forth. Once we have choose our guru, then we should go all the way out on the spiritual side.. We should not criticise or make negative comments if we decided not to follow a Guru. What ever ,happen never ,never ever bad mouth one another , just let go and let it be. Its always a case how much or great we do ,there is always people saying some thing when they are not satisfied but when we are spiritual we will think twice .As it stated clearly in Fifty Verses Of Guru Devotion, no matter how much we practice, study and meditate we will gain no attainments without purifying our karma.
    We are fortunate to have met our Guru H.E the 25th Tsem Rinpoche and guiding us and learning the Dharma teachings .
    May Rinpoche live long ,good health and continue turning the Dharma wheel to benefit all sentient beings.
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/are-you-secular-or-spiritual.html

  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 23. 2018 08:13 PM
    Dorje Shugden been practiced for 300 years by many great masters not until the ban instituted by the Tibetan Leadership (CTA.) Only now ,suddenly that Dorje Shugden is negative, harmful and will hurt HH Dalai Lama. Ridiculous ….to say that for four hundred years so many great lamas and practitioners were wrong in their practice. If Dalai Lama says all his Gurus were wrong, what make Dalai Lama right? HH Dalai Lama, has previously practiced Dorje Shugden and even wrote a praise to Dorje Shugden. How can it possible Dorje Shugden could have harmed him.
    Our Guru Rinpoche has this practice bestowed by his root guru who practiced for his whole life. The ban of Dorje Shugden is illogical and should be lifted for the harmonious o the people. The Tibetan Leadership (CTA) has instituted this ban against Dorje Shugden for the last 20 years. Many families are torn apart and lamas ,monks and practitioners had to break away from their monasteries. Many has suffered discrimination and segregation due to that. The Tibetan leaders should have a peaceful dialogue to resolve this issue once for all. May HH Dalai Lama please lift the ban.
    Thanks Rinpoche and Pastor David Lai for such an informative article for us to understand more on Dorje Shugden’s ban.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/our-lama-vs-the-dalai-lama-the-underlying-reasons-for-the-ban.html

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I like this White Tara image. It is very basic but has an appeal in this style of art.
He was so excited to bring this sacred statue home to install in his family shrine.......
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He was so excited to bring this sacred statue home to install in his family shrine.......
Daily do your prayers/mantra to Lord Manjushri as it\'s a powerful blessing on a daily basis. It is so important to have sharp mind, good memory and quick wisdom and Manjushri can bestow this. I have heard many tell me that Manjushri\'s practice is very effective. We must also do Manjushri\'s intensive retreats at least twice a year. It would be very beneficial. Sacred mantra of Manjushri: Om Ah-Ra Ba-za Na-Dhi
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Daily do your prayers/mantra to Lord Manjushri as it's a powerful blessing on a daily basis. It is so important to have sharp mind, good memory and quick wisdom and Manjushri can bestow this. I have heard many tell me that Manjushri's practice is very effective. We must also do Manjushri's intensive retreats at least twice a year. It would be very beneficial. Sacred mantra of Manjushri: Om Ah-Ra Ba-za Na-Dhi
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It is nice to see a friend in Nepal receiving a beautiful Bhagwan Dorje Shugden gift from myself. I wish him well always. Tsem Rinpoche
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What my mom shared with me as a young boy that I carry with me till now. She was very caring and giving when she was well: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=160069
A beautiful painting of the enlightened protector Dorje Shugden in the very rich tradition of Aztec art of South America. I wanted to commission something in this rich tradition which is filled with spiritual journeys into other worlds, magic, purification, the supernatural, astral visitations, gods and other dimensions and it has manifested. I have successfully combined the divinity of Tibet with the rich artistic tradition of the Aztecs. The artist we had is amazing. We have many more beautiful art pieces here for you to enjoy and download: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=144924

Remember those wonderful Carlos Castaneda books? I use to read them many years back in my room back in New Jersey as a kid. His learning journey with Don Juan was amazing! Those books inspired my commissioning of this beautiful Aztec Dorje Shugden. May you be blessed. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
A beautiful painting of the enlightened protector Dorje Shugden in the very rich tradition of Aztec art of South America. I wanted to commission something in this rich tradition which is filled with spiritual journeys into other worlds, magic, purification, the supernatural, astral visitations, gods and other dimensions and it has manifested. I have successfully combined the divinity of Tibet with the rich artistic tradition of the Aztecs. The artist we had is amazing. We have many more beautiful art pieces here for you to enjoy and download: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=144924 Remember those wonderful Carlos Castaneda books? I use to read them many years back in my room back in New Jersey as a kid. His learning journey with Don Juan was amazing! Those books inspired my commissioning of this beautiful Aztec Dorje Shugden. May you be blessed. Tsem Rinpoche
H.H. the Dalai Lama’s sudden change of mind about China-backed Panchen Lama is incredible and stunning. His Holiness\'s new stance will bring more harmony, peace and understanding. I thank His Holiness the Dalai Lama very much for this. Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche (Please read here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=159261)
4 weeks ago
H.H. the Dalai Lama’s sudden change of mind about China-backed Panchen Lama is incredible and stunning. His Holiness's new stance will bring more harmony, peace and understanding. I thank His Holiness the Dalai Lama very much for this. Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche (Please read here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=159261)
Sculpture demigoddesses Singhini (lioness goddess) on the upper terrace in front of Nyatapola temple in Bhaktapur, Nepal.
1 month ago
Sculpture demigoddesses Singhini (lioness goddess) on the upper terrace in front of Nyatapola temple in Bhaktapur, Nepal.
How fortunate I am to be sitting in my room, with a rosary in my hand reciting the mantra given to me by my compassionate guru and to meditate in developing a compassionate heart and purifying my karmas. How fortunate I am to be able to spend my time in such a meaningful manner. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
How fortunate I am to be sitting in my room, with a rosary in my hand reciting the mantra given to me by my compassionate guru and to meditate in developing a compassionate heart and purifying my karmas. How fortunate I am to be able to spend my time in such a meaningful manner. Tsem Rinpoche
Comic drawn by Tendor, a prominent Free Tibet activist-Every Tibetan knows that although His Holiness the Dalai Lama says he is retired from politics, he is in full control of the Tibetan government in exile. No member of the government will dare carry out any decisions without His Holiness\' approval. He is retired for the sake of the west so he does not look like a dictator.~Tenzin Damchoe
3 months ago
Comic drawn by Tendor, a prominent Free Tibet activist-Every Tibetan knows that although His Holiness the Dalai Lama says he is retired from politics, he is in full control of the Tibetan government in exile. No member of the government will dare carry out any decisions without His Holiness' approval. He is retired for the sake of the west so he does not look like a dictator.~Tenzin Damchoe
It would be wonderful if everyone can recite these two mantras 100k each focusing on Shakyamuni Buddha and His powerful healing energies. Not collectively but each person 100k each of each mantra. Praise to Shakyamuni the Sage who showed us a permanent way to bliss.
3 months ago
It would be wonderful if everyone can recite these two mantras 100k each focusing on Shakyamuni Buddha and His powerful healing energies. Not collectively but each person 100k each of each mantra. Praise to Shakyamuni the Sage who showed us a permanent way to bliss.
In Tibet Shannan area Riwoche Ling Monastery, devotees are putting Tsem Rinpoche\'s photo inside the cabinet together with the Buddha he loves - Dorje Shugden
在西藏山南日乌曲林寺,信徒们把詹杜固仁波切的法照和他最敬爱的多杰雄登护法像摆在一起
3 months ago
In Tibet Shannan area Riwoche Ling Monastery, devotees are putting Tsem Rinpoche's photo inside the cabinet together with the Buddha he loves - Dorje Shugden 在西藏山南日乌曲林寺,信徒们把詹杜固仁波切的法照和他最敬爱的多杰雄登护法像摆在一起
Please read this..thank you.
3 months ago
Please read this..thank you.
A beautiful Dorje Shugden depicted in Druid and newage style. There are many more here and free downloads in high file: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=144924
3 months ago
A beautiful Dorje Shugden depicted in Druid and newage style. There are many more here and free downloads in high file: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=144924
Here, His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche (left), one of the tutors of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, confers one of the many countless tantric initiations on the Dalai Lama (right). You can see a young Dalai Lama bowing in this picture with Trijang Rinpoche blessing him. Trijang Rinpoche is therefore undoubtedly the Dalai Lama’s tantric master. A great master at that. Tsem Rinpoche
4 months ago
Here, His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche (left), one of the tutors of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, confers one of the many countless tantric initiations on the Dalai Lama (right). You can see a young Dalai Lama bowing in this picture with Trijang Rinpoche blessing him. Trijang Rinpoche is therefore undoubtedly the Dalai Lama’s tantric master. A great master at that. Tsem Rinpoche
This is a very sacred statue of Buddha Chenresig (Avalokitesvara/Kuan Yin) that manifested many miracles in North India. Read and see more pictures and understand the background here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=153802
4 months ago
This is a very sacred statue of Buddha Chenresig (Avalokitesvara/Kuan Yin) that manifested many miracles in North India. Read and see more pictures and understand the background here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=153802
Wonderful updated version of The Promise book is out! Please get your copy. Much more new information included.
4 months ago
Wonderful updated version of The Promise book is out! Please get your copy. Much more new information included.
\"Bhagavani, source of all wonders, Vasudhara, Goddess of splendour and fortune, bestower of auspicious mental desires; homage to the Goddess Wish-fulfilling Wheel.\" (Sakya liturgical verse).
4 months ago
"Bhagavani, source of all wonders, Vasudhara, Goddess of splendour and fortune, bestower of auspicious mental desires; homage to the Goddess Wish-fulfilling Wheel." (Sakya liturgical verse).
Beautiful and sacred Vajra Yogini in Pharping, Nepal. The caretaker said it was owned by the Great Marpa the translator who was the guru of Milarepa. Wow.
4 months ago
Beautiful and sacred Vajra Yogini in Pharping, Nepal. The caretaker said it was owned by the Great Marpa the translator who was the guru of Milarepa. Wow.
In the Lankavatara Sutra, Lord Buddha says: \"For innumerable reasons, the Bodhisattva, whose nature is compassion, is not to  any meat. Thus Mahamati, whenever there is the evolution of living beings, let people cherish the thought of kinship with them, and thinking that all beings are [to be loved as if they were] and only child, let them refrain from eating meat.  Mahamati, meat is not eaten by anybody for any reason, there will be no destroyer of life. Thus, Mahamati, meat-eating I have not permitted to anyone, I do not permit, I will not permit.\"
5 months ago
In the Lankavatara Sutra, Lord Buddha says: "For innumerable reasons, the Bodhisattva, whose nature is compassion, is not to any meat. Thus Mahamati, whenever there is the evolution of living beings, let people cherish the thought of kinship with them, and thinking that all beings are [to be loved as if they were] and only child, let them refrain from eating meat. Mahamati, meat is not eaten by anybody for any reason, there will be no destroyer of life. Thus, Mahamati, meat-eating I have not permitted to anyone, I do not permit, I will not permit."
At times I have to be a trendsetter in spirituality as opposed to just being a follower and that is why I take chances and try. I may not be liked always for it, but I have to do it. In this way I have been introducing Dorje Shugden to the world. I know Shugden is good and will help so many and that is why I do it.
5 months ago
At times I have to be a trendsetter in spirituality as opposed to just being a follower and that is why I take chances and try. I may not be liked always for it, but I have to do it. In this way I have been introducing Dorje Shugden to the world. I know Shugden is good and will help so many and that is why I do it.
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it\'s right and will benefit people at the cost of your own reputation. That\'s how I feel when I share Dorje Shugden\'s practice with the world.
5 months ago
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it's right and will benefit people at the cost of your own reputation. That's how I feel when I share Dorje Shugden's practice with the world.
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it\'s right and you are true to yourself.
5 months ago
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it's right and you are true to yourself.
At times I have to be a trendsetter in spirituality as opposed to just being a follower and that is why I take chances and try. I may not be liked always for it, but I have to do it. In this way I have been introducing Dorje Shugden to the world. I know Shugden is good and will help so many and that is why I do it.
5 months ago
At times I have to be a trendsetter in spirituality as opposed to just being a follower and that is why I take chances and try. I may not be liked always for it, but I have to do it. In this way I have been introducing Dorje Shugden to the world. I know Shugden is good and will help so many and that is why I do it.
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it\'s right and you are true to yourself.
5 months ago
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it's right and you are true to yourself.
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it\'s right and will benefit people at the cost of your own reputation. That\'s how I feel when I share Dorje Shugden\'s practice with the world.
5 months ago
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it's right and will benefit people at the cost of your own reputation. That's how I feel when I share Dorje Shugden's practice with the world.
Beautiful Buddha built in Sarnath, India. Sarnath was the place where Lord Buddha first starting teaching the sacred Dharma. Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
Beautiful Buddha built in Sarnath, India. Sarnath was the place where Lord Buddha first starting teaching the sacred Dharma. Tsem Rinpoche
 This is so good. I need to remember this and not allow people to do this to me anymore. Being kind is one thing, but when they are doing it and it harms, it is not a matter of kindness anymore but taking advantage.
5 months ago
This is so good. I need to remember this and not allow people to do this to me anymore. Being kind is one thing, but when they are doing it and it harms, it is not a matter of kindness anymore but taking advantage.
Incredible Lama Thubten Phurbu and His Activities - http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=150927
6 months ago
Incredible Lama Thubten Phurbu and His Activities - http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=150927
Huffington Post has just released their SECOND EXPOSÉ of the Dorje Shugden issue. You can read about it here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=151328
6 months ago
Huffington Post has just released their SECOND EXPOSÉ of the Dorje Shugden issue. You can read about it here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=151328
Please read what Kyabje Trijang Choktrul Rinpoche says about people\'s religion.
6 months ago
Please read what Kyabje Trijang Choktrul Rinpoche says about people's religion.
A gorgeous Dorje Shugden painted in traditional art style of China. Chinese art has flourished for over 5,000 years and highly sought after. This form of Dorje Shugden is sitting on a seat as you see painted in his chapel (Trode Khangsar) in Lhasa, Tibet. Dorje Shugden can be on a seat or Lion.  More downloads here.  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
6 months ago
A gorgeous Dorje Shugden painted in traditional art style of China. Chinese art has flourished for over 5,000 years and highly sought after. This form of Dorje Shugden is sitting on a seat as you see painted in his chapel (Trode Khangsar) in Lhasa, Tibet. Dorje Shugden can be on a seat or Lion. More downloads here. http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
Dear friends, The Dorje Shugden oracle of Gaden Shartse Monastery was authorized and blessed by both Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. He was a favorite among high lamas for his smooth trances and clear prophecies. This video is a one-of-a-kind where you see the Choyang Dulzin Kuten oracle take trance of the peaceful form of Dorje Shugden wearing the robes of a high lama giving teachings, blessings and transmissions. Very sacred and rare video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pawS1TMOe8k
6 months ago
Dear friends, The Dorje Shugden oracle of Gaden Shartse Monastery was authorized and blessed by both Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. He was a favorite among high lamas for his smooth trances and clear prophecies. This video is a one-of-a-kind where you see the Choyang Dulzin Kuten oracle take trance of the peaceful form of Dorje Shugden wearing the robes of a high lama giving teachings, blessings and transmissions. Very sacred and rare video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pawS1TMOe8k
Beautiful contemporary art piece of Dorje Shugden for free high res download here:  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
6 months ago
Beautiful contemporary art piece of Dorje Shugden for free high res download here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
The Huffington Post extensively covers the Dorje Shugden issue. I had no idea that this article was being written. I was not contacted, not asked for an interview or asked for any comments, and then it was published and my students alerted me to it. So it was a very, very pleasant and encouraging surprise to read such balanced coverage from such a reputable news website. You can read it here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=149806
6 months ago
The Huffington Post extensively covers the Dorje Shugden issue. I had no idea that this article was being written. I was not contacted, not asked for an interview or asked for any comments, and then it was published and my students alerted me to it. So it was a very, very pleasant and encouraging surprise to read such balanced coverage from such a reputable news website. You can read it here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=149806
དེ་རིང་ང་ཁྱེད་རང་ཚོ་མཉམ་དུ་བོད་མིའི་ཆབ་སྲིད་ནང་གི་བློ་མགུ་ནུས་པའི་མངོན་འགྱུར་ཞིག་ཞུའི་ཡིན། གང་དག་བོད་པའི་སྤྱི་ཚོགས་ནང་ཆོས་ལུགས་ཁྱད་པར། དབྱེ་འབྱེད། ཕྱོགས་རིས་ཐོག་ལ་གང་འདྲ་སྟངས་འཛིན་བྱེད་དགོས་ཀྱི་སྐོར་ངེས་གཏན་སྣུན་ཤུགས་བྱེད་ཐུབ། http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/tibetan-mp-tenpa-yarphel-speaks-up-against-nechung-tibetan.html
6 months ago
དེ་རིང་ང་ཁྱེད་རང་ཚོ་མཉམ་དུ་བོད་མིའི་ཆབ་སྲིད་ནང་གི་བློ་མགུ་ནུས་པའི་མངོན་འགྱུར་ཞིག་ཞུའི་ཡིན། གང་དག་བོད་པའི་སྤྱི་ཚོགས་ནང་ཆོས་ལུགས་ཁྱད་པར། དབྱེ་འབྱེད། ཕྱོགས་རིས་ཐོག་ལ་གང་འདྲ་སྟངས་འཛིན་བྱེད་དགོས་ཀྱི་སྐོར་ངེས་གཏན་སྣུན་ཤུགས་བྱེད་ཐུབ། http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/tibetan-mp-tenpa-yarphel-speaks-up-against-nechung-tibetan.html
བོད་པའི་དབུ་ཁྲིད་ཚོའི་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་བསྟེན་མཁན་ཚོར་མ་ཉེས་ཁ་ཡོག་གི་བརྙན་ཕྲིན་གསར་པ། http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/tibetan-leaderships-new-anti-shugden-video-tibetan.html
6 months ago
བོད་པའི་དབུ་ཁྲིད་ཚོའི་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་བསྟེན་མཁན་ཚོར་མ་ཉེས་ཁ་ཡོག་གི་བརྙན་ཕྲིན་གསར་པ། http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/tibetan-leaderships-new-anti-shugden-video-tibetan.html
(Drepung) Dear friends, In the effort to be creative about something as holy and beneficial as Dorje Shugden, we\'ve come out with these new and realistic depictions. One is Dorje Shugden visiting the Potala Palace and the other is Dorje Shugden arising from Drepung Monastery where he lived in Zimkhang Gangma Ladrang as a high lama. Please enjoy and be blessed. Sincerely, Tsem Rinpoche (High resolution downloads: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html )
7 months ago
(Drepung) Dear friends, In the effort to be creative about something as holy and beneficial as Dorje Shugden, we've come out with these new and realistic depictions. One is Dorje Shugden visiting the Potala Palace and the other is Dorje Shugden arising from Drepung Monastery where he lived in Zimkhang Gangma Ladrang as a high lama. Please enjoy and be blessed. Sincerely, Tsem Rinpoche (High resolution downloads: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html )
Dear friends, In the effort to be creative about something as holy and beneficial as Dorje Shugden, we\'ve come out with these new and realistic depictions. One is Dorje Shugden visiting the Potala Palace and the other is Dorje Shugden arising from Drepung Monastery where he lived in Zimkhang Gangma Ladrang as a high lama. Please enjoy and be blessed. Sincerely, Tsem Rinpoche (High resolution downloads: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html )
7 months ago
Dear friends, In the effort to be creative about something as holy and beneficial as Dorje Shugden, we've come out with these new and realistic depictions. One is Dorje Shugden visiting the Potala Palace and the other is Dorje Shugden arising from Drepung Monastery where he lived in Zimkhang Gangma Ladrang as a high lama. Please enjoy and be blessed. Sincerely, Tsem Rinpoche (High resolution downloads: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html )
I had this painting commissioned. Please read more here on this great master-
 http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=146195
7 months ago
I had this painting commissioned. Please read more here on this great master- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=146195
How can all the high lamas of Tibet and all the protectors not be able to defeat Dorje Shugden? This is food for thought: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Bj0254UG-Y
7 months ago
How can all the high lamas of Tibet and all the protectors not be able to defeat Dorje Shugden? This is food for thought: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Bj0254UG-Y
致全世界的华人:这是我一份小小的心意:一幅富有古中国传统艺术的作品。希望你们会喜欢! http://bit.ly/2zLOjnK
7 months ago
致全世界的华人:这是我一份小小的心意:一幅富有古中国传统艺术的作品。希望你们会喜欢! http://bit.ly/2zLOjnK
“One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.”

~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
7 months ago
“One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
Download for free this high res photo of Lord Shugden: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
7 months ago
Download for free this high res photo of Lord Shugden: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
Whatever we can do to spread the teachings of our Guru, we should do so.
7 months ago
Whatever we can do to spread the teachings of our Guru, we should do so.
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  • Monthly Dorje Shugden Puja Performed at Nagu Monastery, Dechen, Yunnan, China for Tsem Rinpoche
    2 weeks ago
    Monthly Dorje Shugden Puja Performed at Nagu Monastery, Dechen, Yunnan, China for Tsem Rinpoche
  • His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche with his student Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
    2 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche with his student Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Shartse Monastery was one of the teachers of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Here in this beautiful video is Geshe Kelsang Gyatso showing his centre to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, then proceeding to sit down to receive teachings. For more information, please go to http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/category/kyabje-zong-rinpoche
  • Super neat footage of Patty the Bigfoot!
    3 months ago
    Super neat footage of Patty the Bigfoot!
    In 1967, Bob Gimlin and Roger Patterson stumbled across an incredible sight whilst out in Bluff Creek, in the California wilderness. At a creek which had been freshly washed-out by recent floods, they witnessed a female Bigfoot swiftly traverse the rugged landscape. Since their filmed encounter with the Bigfoot, who has since been nicknamed Patty, many have disputed the authenticity of their recording but no one has been able to successfully prove that it is a fake. Credits for this video goes to entirely to windvale for the original footage.
  • Adorable Tibetan kids wishing Happy New Year 2018
    3 months ago
    Adorable Tibetan kids wishing Happy New Year 2018
    The children and their little well-wishing voices are adorable!! It is a must listen. They recite prayers to Dorje Shugden to invoke blessings for everyone for the New Year 2018! At one point, they sprinkle some of the drink into the air as per tradition as an offering to Dorje Shugden. Shugden's practice in Tibet has been strong for four hundred years and is continuing to grow. Happy New Year (Losar) to everyone. May everyone have peace. Sarva Mangalam!
  • Dogs are super intelligent. This dog was trained as a service dog to help his owner who suffers from seizures. It even goes to the extent whereby he will lie under her head when she has a seizure, to protect her head from banging on the floor.
    3 months ago
    Dogs are super intelligent. This dog was trained as a service dog to help his owner who suffers from seizures. It even goes to the extent whereby he will lie under her head when she has a seizure, to protect her head from banging on the floor.
  • Beautiful Tibetan children wishing Happy New Year!
    3 months ago
    Beautiful Tibetan children wishing Happy New Year!
  • Ven Lobsang Jigme of Tsem Monastery in Yara, Tibet is passing out pictures of Tsem Rinpoche to the locals.
    3 months ago
    Ven Lobsang Jigme of Tsem Monastery in Yara, Tibet is passing out pictures of Tsem Rinpoche to the locals.
  • (3) Khenpo Lobdroe blessing the public at Magon Monastery in Drayab.
    3 months ago
    (3) Khenpo Lobdroe blessing the public at Magon Monastery in Drayab.
  • (2) The trance took place in Drayab Magon Monastery.
    3 months ago
    (2) The trance took place in Drayab Magon Monastery.
  • (1) Young monk taking trance of Dorje Shugden in Drayab, Chamdo Tibet.
    3 months ago
    (1) Young monk taking trance of Dorje Shugden in Drayab, Chamdo Tibet.
  • A new megastar in Bollywood! Must see!!
    3 months ago
    A new megastar in Bollywood! Must see!!
  • This is very inspirational
    5 months ago
    This is very inspirational
  • A Mother’s Love
    6 months ago
    A Mother’s Love
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    The great Gautama Siddhartha meditating intensely is protected by the King of Nagas during heavy rains
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    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
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    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
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    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
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    Beautiful Buddha being sculpted from clay.
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    After a while, you are are numb and you just keep doing it. You don’t know what you are doing and you don’t see it for what it really is. Tsem Rinpoche
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    If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian.
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    Take a look at what singer Nicki Minaj did.
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    Animals are enslaved to do a human’s job, this must stop.
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    8 months ago
    This is how the chickens are killed in the farm, they die a very horrible death.
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    Important video to watch and learn.
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    Norma Jean
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Visit Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong, Pahang and be blessed in many ways. Open daily from 10am till 5pm. Shared by P. Antoinette
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Visit Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong, Pahang and be blessed in many ways. Open daily from 10am till 5pm. Shared by P. Antoinette
The young kids of KSDS learn to recite Migtsema and Manjushri mantra. Alice Tay, KSDS
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The young kids of KSDS learn to recite Migtsema and Manjushri mantra. Alice Tay, KSDS
Tara showed her artwork that going to present on Mother Day. Alice Tay, KSDS
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Tara showed her artwork that going to present on Mother Day. Alice Tay, KSDS
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Teacher Laura guided Zi Rou to complete the creative art work. Alice Tay , KSDS
Teacher Lin Mun led the class for dedication prayer. Alice Tay, KSDS
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Teacher Lin Mun led the class for dedication prayer. Alice Tay, KSDS
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KSDS students paid focus to write message for Mother Days. Alice Tay, KSDS
Anjung Singgah team together with Street Shepherd Outreach team last week. Looking forward to tonight's distribution! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Anjung Singgah team together with Street Shepherd Outreach team last week. Looking forward to tonight's distribution! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Teacher Sock Wan shared many interesting dharma lessons with the teenage students. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Sock Wan shared many interesting dharma lessons with the teenage students. Lin Mun KSDS
I love Teacher Jayce dharma stories. Please tell me more. Lin Mun KSDS
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I love Teacher Jayce dharma stories. Please tell me more. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Asyley is sharing one of the Jataka Tales story to the group of students from 3-6 years old. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Asyley is sharing one of the Jataka Tales story to the group of students from 3-6 years old. Lin Mun KSDS
All students listening to Teacher Kien's explanation about the importance of mantra recitation and setting good motivation everyday. Lin Mun KSDS
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All students listening to Teacher Kien's explanation about the importance of mantra recitation and setting good motivation everyday. Lin Mun KSDS
Teachers, I wanna answer that question. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teachers, I wanna answer that question. Lin Mun KSDS
Please come to visit us today. You will be the lucky person in the world. @Louise Lee
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Please come to visit us today. You will be the lucky person in the world. @Louise Lee
Lucky people in Petaling street receive precious gift from our Dorje Shugden stall. @Louise Lee
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Lucky people in Petaling street receive precious gift from our Dorje Shugden stall. @Louise Lee
KSK Penang team redistributed 360.60kg worth of surplus food and 235 pcs buns to the needy families in Flat PPR and Flat MBPP. Thank you to all the dedicated volunteers benefitting these families who are facing long term difficulties. Thank you Tesco for doing your part to help the less fortunate community! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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KSK Penang team redistributed 360.60kg worth of surplus food and 235 pcs buns to the needy families in Flat PPR and Flat MBPP. Thank you to all the dedicated volunteers benefitting these families who are facing long term difficulties. Thank you Tesco for doing your part to help the less fortunate community! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Recently we had a bird liberation on Medicine Buddha Hill. The practice of animal liberation benefits not only the animals, but also those who contribute towards this meritorious activity, offering the benefits of healing, longevity and purification of negative actions. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Recently we had a bird liberation on Medicine Buddha Hill. The practice of animal liberation benefits not only the animals, but also those who contribute towards this meritorious activity, offering the benefits of healing, longevity and purification of negative actions. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More pictures of the surplus food collected from hotels and restaurants to be redistributed to the needy. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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More pictures of the surplus food collected from hotels and restaurants to be redistributed to the needy. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Last night in KL. Surplus food collection from hotels and restaurants around town. Thank you very much to the following hotels: Sunway Resorts Hotel Hotel Stripes KL The Majestic Hotel Impiana KLCC Concorde Shah Alam Al Amar Pavilion Grand Hyatt KL Concorde KL MSU And not forgetting the wonderful volunteers. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Last night in KL. Surplus food collection from hotels and restaurants around town. Thank you very much to the following hotels: Sunway Resorts Hotel Hotel Stripes KL The Majestic Hotel Impiana KLCC Concorde Shah Alam Al Amar Pavilion Grand Hyatt KL Concorde KL MSU And not forgetting the wonderful volunteers. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
The collection from surplus food helps prevent food wastage; we redistribute to the needy families. Thank you to Tesco for this surplus food and also grateful to the volunteers for helping!!! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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The collection from surplus food helps prevent food wastage; we redistribute to the needy families. Thank you to Tesco for this surplus food and also grateful to the volunteers for helping!!! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Mr. Cheah Fook Wan has offered lights and incense on behalf of KISG in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Mr. Cheah Fook Wan has offered lights and incense on behalf of KISG in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG has carried out prayer recitations to Mother Tara in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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KISG has carried out prayer recitations to Mother Tara in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
The close bonding between teacher and students in Sunday Dharma Class. Lin Mun KSDS
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The close bonding between teacher and students in Sunday Dharma Class. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Kien leading the prayer session before we start the class lesson. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Kien leading the prayer session before we start the class lesson. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Alice share the guidelines and lay out the class rules before start of lesson. Lin Mun
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Teacher Alice share the guidelines and lay out the class rules before start of lesson. Lin Mun
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Andrea and Chloe always very participating during the Q&A session. Lin Mun KSDS
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