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致:世界各地的好友们

你持什么意见:

你认为我们应该基于人们的经济阶层、性别、宗教信仰或无信仰、性向及文化而孤立他们?你认为人们应该因为自己的偏爱有别于他们心底所想的而被审判吗?你是否认为一些人是优越的,另一些人是低劣的吗?

情景:

如果有一个人修持多杰雄登法门,但他并没有伤害任何人,也从来都没想过要这么做;一直以来他都将此修持当作个人的修持,我们是否要跟这些人切断来往?

1. 我们是否要停止跟雄登人一同用餐?

2. 从此不再与雄登人见面?

3. 不跟他们说话?贬低他们?告诉所有人跟他们切断来往?

4. 要拼命地辱骂他们吗?我们是否应该为此设下达标的定额?一天里要对他们辱骂20、30或50次才算达标?或者我们应该完全不设时、不设限?多少次才算足够?

5. 给他们取贬义的称号,并且孤立他们?称他们为骗子、谎话连篇、邪魔膜拜者?基本上尽一切可能侮辱他们就对了?这么做有让我们成为一个更好、更有德行或更有成就吗?

6. 雄登修持者应该被排除在主流之外吗?他们是否比其他人来得低劣?他们应该遭受如何的对待,为何?孤立他们的底线该划在哪里?

7. 他们应该被禁止上我们的学校、去医院、公开聚会、会议、公开活动等等?或者他们该像解放运动前被奴隶化的黑人那样当二等公民?我们是否应该以有别于对待这个地球上其他人的方式对待他们?

8. 如果他们是自己的另一伴,我们是不是应该跟他们离婚?我们是否应该禁止雄登人生儿育女,因为雄登人人数会因此而增多?

9. 如果他们是我们的家人,我们是否应该停止跟他们说话,并且跟他们切断血缘关系?

10. 如果他们是我们的弟子,我们是否应该放弃他们?

11. 如果他们是我们的上师或老师,我们是否要忘记他们给予过的一切帮助、教诲、劝告、所送过的礼物、占卜、法会及祈愿,然后从此不再理会上师?我们是否应该因为他们修持多杰雄登而跟上师反目?其他东西都不重要了?过去他们给过的仁慈和帮忙统统都不重要了,重要的只有他们是否修持多杰雄登?

12. 我们是否应该被迫师从一位非雄登上师而放弃雄登上师?我们欲从上师身上找寻的资格仅仅只是他们修持雄登与否,其他方面都不要紧了?这是否是最重要的标准?

13. 如果一位上师修持多杰雄登,他几十年来的佛法研读、冥想、守戒清净、清净的毗那耶及慈悲都不算数,他应该就此被开除?那决定一位上师是否具格的标准从此仅仅是他们修持雄登与否?一位上师如果修持雄登,那是否意味他可以自动被取消资格,更应该被贬低及逐出寺院?

14. 我们是否应该因为他们修持雄登而蔑视其寺院及膜拜场所?我们是否应该避开这些地方或是纯粹把它们烧毁就好了?我们是否要在所有的寺院、公开地点及政府服务部门挂起“若你修持雄登,这里不欢迎你,你不得进入”的告示牌?这样的做法我们应该做到什么程度?我们是否不该跟雄登修持者同坐一辆巴士,或是同坐在一个候车亭?或许政府应该发布一个标明某个人是否修持雄登的身份证,既然我们必须那么清楚谁是“纯净”的,谁是“不纯净”的?

15. 我们或许应该将雄登修持者关押,向他们吐口水,从此不再跟他们说话,既然他们是如此的“罪人”?(我并非主张将他们关押、对他们吐口水或侮辱他们,这纯粹是假设性的说法)我们是否不应与雄登修持者在同一个地方为同一个雇主工作?我们是否该否定他们获取一切社会服务、福利及好处的权利?既然他们不应获得平等的对待,那就别发旅游的护照给他们?不得不再一次提问,这么做应该做到什么程度?或许我们应该禁止他们在有非雄登修持者的地方工作,禁止他们储蓄或领取养老金?或许我们应该向雄登修持索取更高的收费,或者禁止他们得到保险?我们不是应该尽一切可能、使尽一切手段迫使他们放弃自己的修持,否则就受苦吗?我们是否应该制裁雄登人,直到他们服从我们的意愿,否则就对限制其通商的自由?我的意思是,为什么停留在劝告人们反对雄登?既然雄登是如此邪恶,所有的雄登人自然应该也是全然的邪恶,或许将他们关押起来就对了?如果我们规劝人们反对雄登,但他们充耳不闻,那就彻底地孤立雄登人,剥夺他们的公民权及人权?别让他们靠近我们,或让他们跟我们有任何关系,他们不配拥有我们所被赋予的,单纯因为他们是邪恶的?我们是这样开始来对待人的吗?为什么停留在拼命地辱骂他们,或是挂起禁止他们进入特定商店的告示牌而已?不管我有否修持雄登或是否选择公开此修持,这是我自己的事。为何我要被赶牛棒追打般,逼着去表明自己是否修持雄登?我没担任任何公职,你没投选我当公职。若你喜欢我关于修行的分享,我欢迎你;若你不喜欢,那就别拜访我的道场,我的博客和社交媒体网页。如果雄登人如此恶劣,为何你还要天天到访雄登修持者的空间或网页?你不会因此而受染污吗?共处同一个网页、博客、面子书、推特上不是会让你受染污吗?我的意思是,如果你想切断关系,当个“纯洁”的人,那就狠狠地进行到底吧!或许你甚至不该允许雄登人拥有写博客、拥有社交媒体网页,甚至是拥有一台电脑的权利。毕竟他们会谈及雄登,然后传染和染污到其他人不是吗?你想禁止到什么程度?

你凭什么逼我,或要求我,或贬低我来“忏悔”我是修雄登的?如果我不忏悔,我就是个坏人、欺瞒大众?多荒唐!修持雄登是一个需要忏悔的罪行吗?每个人是不是都该将自己的历史、背景、身体尺寸、性向等东西写在一块板上,穿戴它四处走呢?为什么只是要求透明化我们的信仰,为什么不是所有的东西?为什么要设限?你应该进行到底,如果人人穿戴那块板牌,你才能清楚看见他们的一切。这么做的话,由于大家都公开自己生命的每一个部分,那么要审判一个人、为一个人下定论不就更简单吗?从什么时候开始你可以在对一个人毫无认识,与其素未谋面、鲜少联络或甚至未曾联络的情况下审判他?他们是否修持雄登就是唯一的标准吗?唯有雄登及修持雄登是恶劣的,其他的都不是恶劣的吗?一个人不应出席“慈悲”上师们的宗教演讲,仅是因为他们修持雄登?那些慈悲的高僧们对一切众生都心怀慈悲怜悯,除了雄登人是吗?这合乎逻辑吗?这些高僧们的弟子不准与雄登人来往?这些高僧们的弟子必须表示忠诚,证明修行的纯净,于是他们可以跟任何人来往,除了修持雄登的众生吗?于是你可以跟德鲁伊教团员、女巫、撒旦教徒、男巫、亡灵巫师、伏都教教徒、新世纪奉行者、黑人、白人、黄种人、棕种人、红种人、犹太人、兴都教徒、基督教徒、道教徒、神道教徒、贫穷的人、富有的人、患病的人、麻风病患者、HIV阳性的人及一切众生来往,就是雄登修持者不行对吗?所以每位上师是否应该如此“劝告”和教导他们的追随者?告诉他们要见任何人,跟任何来往都是安全的,唯独雄登人就不行?我们应该这么做到什么样的程度?那些要求我公开隐私、私人生活及事务的人,若我不这么做我就是个说骗话的骗子了是吗?我欠你们什么吗?所以我就不能向你提出疑问或要求你任何东西,因为你没有修持雄登,因为你是完美、纯净且没有丝毫污点的是吗?让无罪之人投第一块石头?或是让那些有罪之人审判另一些人,即便有罪也可以向人投石,因为他们修持雄登?如果他们拒绝放弃雄登的修持,那就侮辱他们,将他们关押起来,拼命地辱骂他们,孤立他们。我们何不也以人们的肤色、性向或社会地位为标准,以此手段来对付他们?如果他们修持雄登,那就别用慈悲的目光、爱和关怀来看每一个众生了是吗?其中的标准就是雄登吗?我们应该做到什么程度?

16. 我们是否应该在社交媒体网页上与雄登人绝交?我们是否应该每天都在网络上辱骂他们?我们是否应该在社交媒体如面子书上隐藏身份,没公开任何关于自己的资料,连一张相片都不上传,就在网络上辱骂长辈、年幼的人、有知识的人、出家众、老师们、上师们、残废的人,或者连面都没见过的人,纯粹因为这些人是修持雄登的?我们是否要有雄登人的墓地隔开来,或是给雄登人另设一个墓园?又或者我们无需如此大费周章,他们死后就直接抛他们下海?哦但是雄登修持者的遗体可能会毒死海中的鱼?那么雄登人死后我们该如何处理他们的遗体?将他们的遗体带到火星?毕竟如果我们死后跟他们安葬在同一个地方,这样不是会污染我们的遗体吗?过去黑人不就不得与白人安葬一起吗?或许我们应该为雄登人让这种文化复兴?为何不呢?我们是否应该要求他们向我们公开自己的修持?我们是否应该称他们为骗子及虚伪,因为他们有欠于我们?我们是否可以要求他们向我们道歉,因为他们修持雄登?如果我向种族主义者道歉,因为他不喜欢我是个亚洲人,这是怎么一回事?一个人是否要为自己是男的或是女的而道歉?一个人是否要为自己“异常”的性向而向异性恋者道歉?智力有障碍的小朋友是否该为自己的缓慢而向其他小朋友道歉?年迈者是否该为自己的年老、患病在身及需要帮助而道歉?我的意思是,我是否该为自己的信仰,而向另一个与我有不同信仰之人道歉,因为我不信奉他们的信仰?界限在哪里?

17. 我们是否应该忽视一个人,忽视他们的人品,忽视他们的成就,纯粹因为他们信仰雄登?一个人的一切资格就因为他修持雄登就变得一无是处?我们是否针对此事给人“劝告”?我们不需要施行禁令,只需要给人“劝告”就好了?

18. 我们不应该与修持雄登者为友,也不该跟他们扯上任何关系的理由是那将使我们变得不纯净,不干净,没有成就和不完美吗?不跟雄登人为伍会让我们显得与众不同吗?我们会瞬间就变成一个完人吗?在跟雄登人展开任何关系前,我们是怎么样的人?之后呢?这前后的改变究竟有多大?我们现在就是完人了吗?我们每天殴打一位雄登人,让他们感觉不舒服,那就是对的吗?又或者是我们该每天都透过社交媒体或直接在互联网上侮辱他们?虐待他人让我们得到些什么?侮辱雄登修持者有什么好处?你想要透过威胁以迫使他们停止修持吗?那我们是不是该对那些不合我们意的人都采取同样的威胁手段?这是正确的做法吗?
19. 若我们的上师指示我们跟雄登修持者切断一切的联系,这种做法会让这位上师显得慈悲、宽容和厚道吗?佛教大师或任何精神导师的职责,难道是根据一个人的信仰、宗教去疏远、隔离和对异己产生偏见吗?精神导师不应该教唆人们制造分裂、隔离和增加嗔怒,而是要传授能促进团结、和谐、爱和宽容的教法。我们都需要世界和平。我们需要和平的城市、村庄、家庭,也要跟自己和平共处。厌恶跟我们的信仰相异的人,并不会带给我们这一切。我们该利用宗教来创造和平,而不是更多分裂。我们死后的世界是什么,究竟有没有天堂或地狱,都不是我们关心的;我们关心的是此刻和在这里所发生的事。我们需要和平、团结和爱。不再有分裂。我们必须从历史中吸取教训,而不是重蹈覆辙。


20. 大约50年前的美国,白种人跟有色人种或其他种族通婚属违法行为。当时每个人都持有同样的看法,也坚守这项法律。他们这么做的目的是为了保护种族的“纯”度,同时也意味着他们认为白种人以外的人种都是低劣人种,不宜交往。你赞同这种做法吗?虽然现在听起来很怪异,但那的确是当时的普遍看法。同样的事情也发生在宗教信仰上。在当时,那些在美国的非浸信会、卫理公会、长老会、路德会或天主教人士都被视为是不纯净的,都该下地狱。换句话说,穆斯林、佛教徒、耆那教徒、道教徒、神道徒、印度教徒等都不纯净,都该下地狱。他们都该改变自己的信仰吗?这些信仰经已广被美国或欧洲多数人所修持。难道不是吗?

21. 难道那些修持巫术、伏都教、撒旦教、自然灵体信仰、美国本土宗教、德鲁伊教、萨满教的人都不纯净,都该被绑在柱子上烧死吗?他们当中有者甚至还供奉幽灵。这些人应该因此而被隔离吗?你认为把这些人赶走,对他们持偏见,隔离他们或改变他们信仰的做法正确吗?难道凡有人不听话,就把他们烧死?或者你认为我们应该尊重他们和拥抱他们身为人类的其他良好特质,如慈悲、慷慨、聪明才智和善良等?你认为我们应该为了信仰不同或由于我们的精神导师谴责他们,于是就跟着去谴责他们吗?在过去,这些信仰在美国和欧洲不被尊重,甚至还是违法的。这些信仰的追随者都被隔离,甚至活活烧死。数以万计的欧美人曾经由于信仰的“分歧”被折磨和烧死。我们该对所有的雄登修持者都采取同样的做法吗?还是我们该尊敬他们、爱他们,也明白除了信仰不同,他们其实也跟我们一样,不过是拥有各种面貌的人类之一,而对他们一视同仁?我们应该跟那些教唆我们嗔恨,鼓吹隔离和心胸狭隘的宗教导师们合伙吗?若我们想要公平、和善地对待每一个人,他选择什么宗教信仰真有那么重要吗?

22. 若他们需要医疗、精神或身体上的协助,我们该由于他们修持雄登而将他们拒于门外吗?若这么说,医生是否也不该治疗修持雄登的病人,而继续让他们的病情恶化?我们究竟要隔离雄登人到什么地步?我们为何要因一个人的信仰而给他们贴上标签?为什么我们待人的方式,竟要受到他们信仰抉择的影响?

23. 一个拥有不同性倾向的人,是否应该遭隔离对待?我们是否该立法排挤和虐待他们,因为他们属于次等人类?过去许多国家和人们都曾经那么做过,然而,这是对的吗?这些人难道应该为了自己的与众不同而遭受歧视吗?我们该以同样的方式来对待雄登人吗?

24.若他们年迈且需要协助,我们该因为他们修持雄登而对他们置之不理吗?

25. 我们该因为他们修持雄登而朝他们丢石头,把他们驱逐出我们的城镇吗?

26. 雄登人是不是应该离开地球,搬到到火星居住,才不会对地球、水源、森林和环境造成污染?我们究竟要隔离雄登人到什么地步?隔离到什么程度才算够?又或许我们根本就不该隔离他们?

27.作为佛教徒,伟大的噶当巴大师、寂天菩萨、寂护大师心、阿底峡尊者、莲花生大士和宗喀巴大师所给予我们的核心教诲,尤其是《朗讲》(心识转换),就是要我们学会《自他相换》,学会去承受他人的痛苦。若我们根据他人的肤色、性别、宗教、性倾向、文化、社会经济地位而排挤他们,这种做法又如何能协助我们培养利他心、慈悲心和究竟的佛性呢?

28. 当某些种族、群体被歧视的时候,他们是该默默承受这种歧视,还是该以和平的做法来表示抗议?举个例子,所有修伏都术(巫术)的人都不能进入餐厅、医院和学校,因为他们是“邪恶”的。这种做法说得过去吗?在主流思想为白人优越主义的年代,即便是心地善良的有色人种也不获允进入所有的白人餐厅,这说得过去吗?不允许跟我们持有不同信仰立场的人进医院接受诊治,让他就这么死去,这可以吗?

29. 那些深具影响力的宗教或世俗领袖,在不认同你的信仰或修持模式的情况下,难道就可以自由“表达”他们的看法,或在公开活动上贬低你的信仰吗?他们该在每一个宗教活动上不断重复他们的立场吗?身为上师者该不断在每一个宗教活动上强调雄登有多坏吗?你究竟想达到什么目的?你究竟要强调些什么?你在间接唆使人们做些什么?隔离他人吗?然后反过来再让别人有借口因为你的信仰而反对你?你的信仰或宗教体系接受了这些领袖的“忠告”,继而制造混淆、闹剧和痛苦,这行吗?由于某些人作出了不同的选择,这些精神领袖、教宗、主教、僧人、牧师、圣哲、大师和上师们就公开否定他们的信仰、宗教倾向和修持,这样可以吗?他们难道不是更应该慈悲地欢迎每一个人,因为每个人都值得被接纳呢?在今日的世界,这种做法会不会导致偏见、隔离或不和谐呢?

30. 哪一些领导者有权将某个宗教列为纯净信仰,却把另一些信仰标榜为幽灵崇拜呢? 早期的美国人不是将女巫标签为“魔鬼”,并坚持将这些相关的信徒烧死吗?我们今天还能允许同样的事情发生吗?我们还能接受某位领导人拥有消灭或允许某一种信仰的主宰权的做法吗?

31. 重点:当雄登修持者靠近佛陀、莲花生大士或宗喀巴大师的时候,这些证悟者会将他们赶走,并说他们破坏了三昧耶,所以是不合格,也不纯净的人吗?我们的三昧耶有那么脆弱,会单凭我们跟雄登人有挂钩,就那么轻易被污染吗?这些伟大的证悟者会对他们表现敌意,嗔恨或辱骂吗?还是祂们会对他们一视同仁地慈悲看待?佛陀会叫多杰雄登修持者离开吗? 当佛陀说法的时候,你认为祂会允许雄登修持者出席吗?祂会认为这将导致祂的教诲或他们之间的三昧耶遭污染吗?

是否有人愿意在深思之后,诚恳地回答上述这些问题 ?我们究竟要在多大的程度上排挤另一个人,就只因为他们的种族、性别、社会经济地位、阶级、性倾向和信仰跟我们不同?又或者,我们根本就不应该根据上述特质来排挤任何人?我们能不能单纯去爱和接受每一个人,而不去理会他们的信仰呢?我们该为了某位神秘喇嘛说我们应该每天透过互联网攻击雄登修持者,就盲目跟从吗?这是慈悲的行为吗?这就是我们信仰的宗教吗?这不是科学和“开明”的时代吗?我们还处在黑暗时期吗?我们能因为某些人不跟从我们自认为适合他们的东西而去攻击他们吗?你怎么可以利用宗教为由而去攻击另一个信仰?

我们究竟 要隔离雄登修持者到什么程度?你的限度在哪里?你把分界线划在什么地方?雄登修持者不愿放弃他们的修持,但选择持有另一种立场的另一半人也一样,那解决方案是什么? 把所有的雄登修持者都去除吗?我们还要继续因为雄登修持者选择相信雄登而不断攻击他们到什么时候?我们应该辱骂那些跟我们拥有不同肤色、文化、经济地位和倾向的人吗? 我们的限度究竟在哪里?我们究竟还要使用多少粗暴的手段才愿意停手? 我们究竟还要给雄登人冠上多少罪名,才会让我们对自己的定位觉得好过?贬低他们会令我们变得更好,或更接近证悟吗?我们该在余生中,每天一睡醒就去谴责那些选择跟我们不同做法的人吗?我们不如把他们遣送到一个孤岛、火星或远离我们视线范围的地方?雄登人不是人吗?他们该遭受谴责吗?为什么我们要不断地谴责他们,即便那不过只是一种不尊重他人的行为?你不喜欢他们的信仰,回避就好了。为什么还要每天浏览他们的网络空间? 你这是患上了强迫症、精神病,还是受人所雇呢?你为何不断地讨论雄登人? 有人付钱让你这么做吗?难道是因为部分西藏领袖付钱让你制造纷争?还是某些政府付钱要你攻击雄登人?这就是你每天不断攻击雄登人的原因吗?你如果将攻击他人的精力用在持诵“嗡嘛呢叭咩吽”上,你早就已经更接近证悟了!

那些掌握实权者或精神领袖是不是应该跟雄登领袖直接会面,把这件事解决了?我们能不能用双赢的方式来解决这件事?我们能解决雄登问题吗?问题是不会凭空消失的。雄登问题并不是雄登人制造出来的。我们能不能举办一些具有建设性的会议来解决这问题?让我们解决这问题,早日让局势回复平静及和平。即便我是个雄登修持者,我也更想要能安心地专注在修持《菩提道次第》、《朗讲》、《宗喀巴大师上师瑜伽法》和禅修上,可以吗?雄登只不过是我的一部分而不是所有。你是否能把我当成一个完整的人来看待,而不是把我选择雄登的那部分放大来看吗?让我们现在就解决这问题,好吗?我们能不能坐下来,好好地解决这件事? 西藏领导能不能好好地,面带笑容地跟雄登人坐下来一起解决这问题呢?
我提出这些问题的目的,并非要攻击任何人,这只是我对今日局势观察和深思之后的看法。你有什么看法呢?我们应该攻击或隔离任何人,还是仁慈对待每一个人?

詹杜固仁波切

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  1. MartinC on Feb 9, 2017 at 1:30 am

    This is such a wonderful change. People who take the time to research and think logically about the Dorje Shugden issue can easily see past the prejudice. I am seeing more and more of this shift away from blind hatred of an ancient and holy practice that has been maligned. Very happy for Suzy.

    Here’s the link to Suzy’s comment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4&t=11s

    Suzy

  2. Pastor Antoinette on Jan 12, 2017 at 9:54 am

    Still after 20 years we have to suffer discrimination because of our religious choice! It is 2017 but it seems that the dark times are not over. We are being attacked on social media like Twitter and Facebook day in, day out.

    This is not right! Everybody should be able to practice his/her religion and not be scared of the repercussions they have to suffer because of it. Imagine you practice your religion but because of that you are said to be a traitor and to associate with people you don’t even know.

    Religion has nothing to do with politics and our religion should not be used for anyone’s political goals! May the Dorje Shugden practitioners be able to practice freely and openly. May they have equal rights, not being harassed and ill-spoken about. This is my wish for 2017! May the ban on Dorje Shugden be completely lifted!

  3. Tsem Rinpoche on Sep 15, 2016 at 12:17 am

    Trode Khangsar Chapel in Lhasa, Tibet

    Over 400 years ago a great and learned lama Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen was famed in Mongolia, Tibet, Nepal and China for being very saintly and compassionate. He resided in his residence (Zimkhang Gongma Ladrang) in Drepung Monastery. His root guru was H.H. the Omniscient 4th Panchen Lama and his close dharma brother was the 5th Dalai Lama.

    The 5th Dalai Lama and Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen had a very close and dharmic relationship and often went to receive teachings together from the 4th Panchen Lama. They were close in age. They both became very learned and well known. During this time, the Dalai Lama was enthroned as a Dharma King of Tibet. But more people went to see Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen for teachings, initiations and divinations. This made the attendants of the 5th Dalai Lama feel threatened that Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen’s fame might usurp the power of the 5th Dalai Lama. So they had a khata forced down his throat. At that moment, Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen dissolved his psychic winds and generated the wish to be a great guardian of Buddha and Tsongkapa’s teachings. As his consciousness dissolved, he entered ‘bardo’ as a dharma protector of the highest order (jikten depey sungma). Many signs were seen throughout Lhasa at this time and the earth was said to have shaken in Lhasa. This event was already predicted to Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen’s previous incarnation when he was one of the 8 main disciples of Lord Tsongkapa the Supreme Master and he served Tsongkapa directly by building Gaden Monastery.

    When the 5th Dalai Lama heard what his scheming and power-hungry attendants had done, he was very distressed. He was very sorry Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen was murdered and dishonored as he was a great dharma master. The 5th Dalai Lama composed an apology to Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen. In Lhasa, tens of thousands gathered for the cremation of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen’s holy body. During the cremation, the 5th Dalai Lama’s apology was read out at which flames spontaneously arose from the body of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen commencing the cremation. From the body, during cremation, a powerful whirlwind of smoke tunneled into the sky for all to see as this was an indication Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen’s consciousness has arisen as the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. The Dharma Protector Setrap immediately recognized this new protector Dorje Shugden and ‘enthroned’ him as a powerful Dharma Protector in the realm of the Buddhas. From this, Setrap and Dorje Shugden are closely connected and very close working hand in hand always. After the cremation, the great 5th Dalai Lama built a Dorje Shugden chapel on the spot the cremation took place and named it Trode Khangsar. The 5th Dalai Lama commissioned the statue of Dorje Shugden in this chapel and had monks installed in the chapel to do continuous propitiations to Dorje Shugden. Trode Khangsar Chapel was a commemoration to Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen who was wronged and also a celebration of his consciousness arising as the World Peace Peace Protector Dorje Shugden.

    This Trode Khangsar Chapel still exists now in Lhasa where many make pilgrimages there. It is in good condition and was recently renovated. It is over 400 years old and a testimony to the respect the Great 5th Dalai Lama had to Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen who arose as Dorje Shugden.

    I have visited this holy chapel in Lhasa years back. I’ve never heard of it till I was in Lhasa and by chance, I was told about it which I was happy to visit. I could not find the place but strangely a bunch of pilgrims from Amdo told me they would show me how to get there in Lhasa.

    This short video is a short clip of this holy Trode Khangsar Chapel in Lhasa today commemorating Dorje Shugden, built by the great 5th Dalai Lama. The great 5th Dalai Lama even composed a prayer to Dorje Shugden which is still available today and we can recite to invoke the blessings, protection, and assistance of World Peace Protector Dorje Shugden.

    Tsem Rinpoche


    Read more: Trode Khangsar – A 400-year-old Dorje Shugden Chapel in Lhasa
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/trode-khangsar-%E2%80%93-a-400-year-old-dorje-shugden-chapel-in-lhasa.html

    Short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTybDwTeLAM

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    The 5th Dalai Lama’s Prayer to Dorje Shugden

    HUM
    Though unmoving from the sphere of primordial spontaneity,
    With wrathful turbulent power, swifter than lightning,
    Endowed with heroic courage to judge good and bad,
    I invite you with faith, please come to this place!

    Robes of a monk, crown adorned with rhinoceros leather hat,
    Right hand holds ornate club, left holds a human heart,
    Riding various mounts such as nagas and garudas,
    Who subdues the mamos of the charnel grounds, praise to you!

    Samaya substances, offerings and torma, outer, inner and secret,
    Favourite visual offerings and various objects are arranged.
    Although, previously, my wishes were a bit dense,
    Do not stop your powerful apparitions, I reveal and confess!

    Now respectfully praising with body, speech, and mind,
    For us, the masters, disciples, benefactors and entourages,
    Provide the good and avert the bad!
    Bring increase like the waxing moon in spiritual and temporal realms!

    Moreover, swiftly accomplishing all wishes,
    According to our prayers, bestow the supreme effortlessly!
    And like the jewel that bestows all wishes,
    Always protect us with the Three Jewels!

    From: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/the-5th-dalai-lamas-prayer-to-dorje-shugden

    Tibetan prayer from: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/the-14th-dalai-lamas-prayer-to-dorje-shugden.html

  4. Valentina Suhendra on Mar 8, 2016 at 11:41 pm

    I hope Tibetan leadership will stop contradicting itself and discriminating based on faith, for the benefit of Tibetan people.

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  5. Pastor Jay Jae on Feb 7, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    For me, I have received teachings from H.H. the Dalai Lama and I still have to respect him as one of my lamas. It might be different for some of you who have not. But my approach must be respectful. Even if I didn’t have teachings from H.H. the Dalai Lama, would still approach him in a respectful manner. The advice against Dorje Shugden practice by His Holiness is hurting many people in fact millions. It’s creating discord, segregation and pain. Everything the Dalai Lama teaches is about compassion, tolerance and reconciliation and the Shugden practitioners deserve that too. I therefore, respectfully prostrating to the ground would ask H.H. the Dalai Lama to please send his ministers to talk to the leaders of the Shugden group and resolve this issue. I say all this with deepest respects. As a part Tibetan, I also wish His Holiness the best. Long live the Dalai lama. Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche

  6. tsemtulku on Jan 31, 2015 at 6:21 am

    Dear everyone, His Holiness Dalai Lama says to kick out monks from the monasteries who do not listen. I was so surprised at this short speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BS6hq5HJNik

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  • Pastor Shin Tan
    Monday, Mar 27. 2017 06:42 PM
    According to the Buddhist teachings, we all have a unique blend of karma that determines where we are born, the circumstances of our birth and the quality of our life. Naturally, this is due to the actions that we performed in previous lives. Karma also dictates our characteristics and traits that determine how we act throughout our lives, which in turn leads to certain outcomes in this life and a determination of where we will take rebirth in the future.

    Karma, however, is not set in stone. We can change our circumstances through our own efforts – purification of karma and accumulation of merit. Tibetan astrology, based on these Buddhist principles, provides us the methods to ensure success in this life and a good rebirth in the future. Tibetan astrology can also predict what will happen to us in this life and our next rebirth based on the time of our birth.

    Discover your traits according to the Mewa, or Magical Square system of Tibetan astrology below, and find out how to purify your negative karma to improve your life!

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/tibetan-astrology/tibetan-astrology.html
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Monday, Mar 27. 2017 05:24 PM
    Very interesting:


    Radin explained in his book: “For a Western-trained academic, the mere existence of, say, telepathy would be considered supernormal and thus wildly extraordinary. But for an experienced yogi, it’s just a boringly normal minor siddhi [a Sanskrit term for a meditation attainment, or power]. A skeptical scientist, not having the benefit of thousands of hours of practice in yoga and meditation, would require repeatable, rigorously obtained experimental data showing odds against chance of a gazillion to one. The yogi merely requires his own experience.”


    Very interesting read: http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/2157904-supernormal-abilities-developed-through-meditation-dr-dean-radin-discusses/?sidebar=morein
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Mar 27. 2017 01:45 PM
    Its indeed a beautiful place …..away from the city hectic life to visit and could stay over night too.Just to get away from work to relax ,get some fresh air ,do meditation and so forth .At Kechara Forest RetreatI,Bentong is where the largest Dorje Shugden statue in the world situated and we can receive blessing,make offering to the Buddhas as well as enjoy the tranquility of the beautiful gardens.I have recomended my friends and relatives to visit such a beautiful place at Bentong.
    Thank you Paul Yap for sharing.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/go-bentong.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Mar 27. 2017 01:15 PM
    Well…all pendants are beautifully designed,hand crafted to match each and every sacred images on it to suit all occasion for the wearer.I can see a lot of hard work for those involed in desgning and making of it.
    All pendants are very unique, modern, timeless and also sacred ,thats all i could describe it.Hope more people will be wearing these beautiful pendants to get connected with the Buddhas.Thank you Rinpoche for sharing and Kechara’s Louise Lee for creating Dharma art in in the form of jewelry
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/timeless-and-sacred.html
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Monday, Mar 27. 2017 12:41 PM
    This Mahasiddha is Kukkuripa (the dog lover). He loved dogs so much. When he meditated in the cave he had his doggie with him. She had kept him company for years in his cave. They shared bedding, food, water and company. When he gained high attainments, the Dakinis came to take him to Kechara Paradise. He was hesitant to go but the Dakinis insisted and he went with them.

    He arrived at Kechara (Paradise/Buddha abode of Heruka and Vajra Yogini) and enjoyed teachings and feasts up there and they asked him to stay longer if not forever…. But he kept thinking about his doggie left alone in the cave. He felt guilty and missed her. Kukkuripa would use his psychic powers to see his poor doggie alone and hungry waiting for him at the cave while enjoying the attention of the Dakinis and feasts. The cave was dark and had no food. The doggie had to go out and find small tiny scraps of food and was getting skinny. Kukkuripa saw this and it pained him. Worried she was not getting enough food. He use to share the offerings of food he would get from people with her. Doggie and him would delightfully eat the food together. Kukkuripa had no attachments to ‘clean’ or ‘dirty’ in regards to sharing food with his dog. He had overcome this in his meditations. In ancient India, people would not co-habitate with a dog. It was considered unclean and filthy, but Kukkuripa had cast away those notions and loved his dog as she loved him. But he felt guilty to leave her alone while he was ‘enjoying’ himself in Kechara and could not stop thinking about his beloved dirty smelly dog in his cave alone…so he left Kechara Paradise and all it’s ‘delights’ for his doggie. He couldn’t abandon her. The Dakinis implored him to stay, but he was firm to return. The Dakinis said you will give up this paradise here for a mere dog???!! You can advance further in your meditations if you stay in Kechara and then help the dog later they attempted to persuade him. But Kukkuripa would not stay, he was loyal to his little dog as she had kept him company for many years in the lonely dark cave. She was loyal to him and how can he abandon her now. He couldn’t and he wouldn’t listen to the Dakinis. He left to join doggie. He never forget her companionship and loyalty. All the wonderful things in Kechara could not tempt him against his loyal friend the little doggie. He left everything for her.

    So he finally left Kechara to the Dakinis dismay and went back to his cave to be with his dog so she won’t be alone. Doggie was delighted to see her master and wagged her tail so much!! She licked him and he hugged her! She was skinnier for not eating well these few days he noticed. He fed her and hugged her and loved his doggie…He went back to his routine of meditation, receiving food offerings and sharing his food with doggie. They were happy together. One day, when he was scratching her in her favorite place and she licked him so his eyes were closed, when he opened his eyes she had suddenly turned into a Dakini shimmering with lights! The brilliance of the lights lit up the whole cave in front of Kukkuripa!! Kukkuripa was astonished to behold the splendourous lady in front of him! Of course this Dakini must be the Queen Herself he realized, as Vajra Yogini which was Kukkuripa’s main Yidam he had meditated on her for years in the cave. And She said to Kukkuripa, “Well done, you gave up paradise to be with just a dog..it shows you have given up attachements and projections of pleasant and unpleasant, now your Dakini will give you the final paradise (enlightenment)!”

    Kukkuripa attained full enlightenment blessed by Vajra Yogini by releasing the final subtle attachment to the non-existent self! After enlightenment his fame and name grew and many came to see him and he gave teachings to countless and benefitted many before he finally ascended to Kechara the second and final time. He was forever known as Kukkuripa the dog lover.

    I love him so much!!! This is one of my favorite Mahasiddhas along with Badrapa, Shantideva, Ghantapa and a few others. I wanted to share this story with you. I wanted you to know that there are many great true stories like this one about Kukkuripa that are true and can be applied to our lives. To inspire us.

    Tsem Rinpoche
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Monday, Mar 27. 2017 12:29 PM
    The great and illustrious master Sonam Tsemo at the end of his life was described by an old woman who witnessed Sonam Tsemo depart. Standing on a rock at the holy spring near Sakya area known as Chumik Dzingka, his body ascended gracefully into the sky, still holding his dog. He loved his dog very much. Even today the footprints of Loppon Sonam Tsemo and the dog can be clearly seen in the rock, left for the benefit of living beings as a field from which to accumulate merit. It is a sign of a holy being when they can leave their footprints in stone for future generations to witness and make offerings on that spot to collect merits. This holy site was decorated by the great master Mantradhara Ngawang Kunga Rinchen later on. Other accounts say that he ascended from Gorum Library near Chumik Dzingka spring. A stupa containing his holy relics was erected there. Sonam Tsemo was a powerful practitioner of the Lady Buddha Vajra Yogini and at the end of his short life he ascended with his very body to Kechara paradise. He was 40 years old. Kechara is the sanksrit name of the special abode of Vajra Yogini. Those who practice Vajra Yogini to the highest level can ascend her paradise with their very bodies. Sonam Tsemo the great master of sutra and tantra was seen by an old woman flying off holding his beloved dog to ascend Kechara paradise. No one every found his body and his room was empty.
  • Lin Mun
    Monday, Mar 27. 2017 12:27 PM
    Congratulations to Mitra for his first dharma teaching in Nepali to the expats. So glad that Dorje Shugden practise can reach out to many in various languages and to different people. Mitra has done a good job in introducing Lama Tsongkhapa lineage and guided them on the benefit and iconography of Dorje Shugden.

    May Lama Tsongkhapa lineage and Dorje Shugden practise continue to grow and benefit more people.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/mitra-teaches-bhagwan-dorje-shugden-in-nepali.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Mar 26. 2017 04:15 PM
    Very clear explanation of what is Vajrayogini’s left foot stepping on. Each time when i have a look at the beautiful statue of Vajrayogini this question will comes back to me. i am glad came across these blog by chance, i saw and read to understand better.A clear explanation ..stampling left and right foot significant of desire ,hatred and ignorance that cause us to be in samsara and she she able to control.Vajrayogni’s practices is so powerful in heliping us and that is the reason Rinpoche always ask us to start now.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these short explanation in the video and the interesting story of Mahadeva.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/facebook-question-what-is-vajra-yoginis-left-foot-stepping-on.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Mar 26. 2017 02:44 PM
    Rejoice to all the families who had setup a Buddhist altar at home and conducted a house blessing puja. There are diverse benefits of conducting the house blessing puja, which ranges from bringing well-being on all levels – in one’s health, relationships, business, and family – to purifying the home. The puja ceremonies will purify the environment which helps the people who live there and people who are visiting there to experience general well-being. The puja can be personalised based on the request or need of the individual. Thank you for sharing with us the many photos of the beautiful altar of these families, it is very heartwarming to know that they will always be blessed by the Three Jewels.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/10-amazing-house-blessings-by-kechara-pastors.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Mar 26. 2017 02:24 PM
    Thank you for sharing this mindfully planned itinerary for everyone who is interested in visiting Kechara Forest Retreat. Kechara Forest Retreat has different facets that showcase different elements of spirituality and Tibetan Buddhism in this wholesale venue. One can enjoy the flora and fauna of Mother Nature, or embrace the contemporary architectures that feature many magnificent Buddha statues and authentic Himalayan decorations. Not forgetting to mention, in Kechara Forest Retreat sits the largest Dorje Shugden statue in the world! This is a holy place we must never miss to pay homage for blessings from the Three Jewels.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/go-bentong.html
  • Pastor Shin Tan
    Sunday, Mar 26. 2017 01:07 PM
    金泽“财王”护法殿

    在禅修林的入口处的左边有一间小佛堂,是全天候二十四小时开放给大众的。这间佛堂的一砖一瓦都是由不同善心人士捐增的。也因为他们过后发了一笔小财,所以在大马文东,金泽护法一般被简称为“财王“。

    根据佛陀教诲,五蕴是组成众生的五个方面,分别是色、受、想、行、识。证悟者如多杰雄登能将五蕴分别化现成不同的本尊。金泽是多杰雄登“受”蕴的化现,作用是协助我们增长世俗和修行上的财富。“受”蕴是我们对愉悦或不悦感受的认知。我们执着于愉悦,避免不悦,而这正是导致我们受困和造下各种业,继而产生痛苦的因(此段原文: http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_6d7edf5f0102x1n6.html)

    来到这里,我们首先要上香。做生意的朋友可要趁此机会拜拜,供养一个大的莲花蜡烛,上三根大香,祈求今年一帆风顺哦。

    摘自“GO BENTONG!与菩萨有约”
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=120808
  • Lin Mun
    Saturday, Mar 25. 2017 11:02 PM
    Can’t imagine that a priest actually stabbed Pope John Paul. How can he do this when he as a priest is suppose to be compassion and love everyone but kill the religion leader. he should remember that he carries the name priest and hence must show good example and behaviour to others but instead took another person’s life.

    I respected Pope John who continued his trip even though he was injured. That shows the determination he had to teach so it can benefit others. Always put others first more than our own needs.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/pope-john-paul-stabbed-by-priest.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Saturday, Mar 25. 2017 08:13 PM
    It is admirable for Sine Lindholm & Mads Ulrik Husum to place their design as open source for everyone to download and copy to manufacture. This shows how farsighted they are in propelling self-sustainability. The first step is always the hardest, and I believe what Sine and Mads had done is towards the right direction. In this way, people from all the around the world who genuinely are passionate and interested in growing own vegetables will be able to start on their own. Without needing to rely on middleman or manufacturer who might end up making the brilliant idea a commercial white elephant. Thank you, Rinpoche for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/build-your-own-growroom.html
  • Alice Tay
    Friday, Mar 24. 2017 10:05 PM
    Many companies especially in overseas are very considerate and allow their employees to bring their dogs to work. I personally think that this is a very good practice where the employees no longer have to worry about leaving pets at home alone. The work environments that cultivate loving kindness, caring and compassion create a much more positive and productive place to work. Besides, it may influence everyone especially those who do not have pet to be more kind to the animals.

    Nevertheless, the employer and employees may have to work together to maintain the safe and cleanliness work place such as reduce odour, provide clean air and many others.

    Thank you for this interesting article as a reminder to us to love and be kind to animals no matter where we are.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/inside-the-worlds-most-dog-friendly-office.html
  • Lin Mun
    Friday, Mar 24. 2017 07:06 PM
    Superb idea and very creative. Home farming in the cities ! Appreciate all the hardwork and ideas to produce Growroom. It’s just like putting a big puzzle and making the whole process so much easier to plant in cities where we always have limited spaces.

    We should support more people to come up with such ideas so we can eat our own food and cultivate self sustainability.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/build-your-own-growroom.html

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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,
So go pursue all the way with the unknown,
because all unknown with familiarity becomes the known.
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This mahasiddha Kukkuripa is easy to identify as he is accompanied by a small dog whom he loved very much.
yesterday
This mahasiddha Kukkuripa is easy to identify as he is accompanied by a small dog whom he loved very much.
Mumu taking a rest in the turquoise room. Over the years, I always feel very satisfied when I see him covered with a blanket, safe and sleeping. I always wanted to make sure he was safe from harm, illness and distress. I wanted him to have a happy and loved life. Tsem Rinpoche
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Mumu taking a rest in the turquoise room. Over the years, I always feel very satisfied when I see him covered with a blanket, safe and sleeping. I always wanted to make sure he was safe from harm, illness and distress. I wanted him to have a happy and loved life. Tsem Rinpoche
I wrapped my little Mumu boy up in my blanket and propped him up on my bed. He didn\'t move or wiggle and just looked at me. He is one funny entertaining little guy. Tsem Rinpoche
yesterday
I wrapped my little Mumu boy up in my blanket and propped him up on my bed. He didn't move or wiggle and just looked at me. He is one funny entertaining little guy. Tsem Rinpoche
March 2017-Coaxing my little Mumu boy to eat his meal. He was not well and therefore not hungry. Tsem Rinpoche
yesterday
March 2017-Coaxing my little Mumu boy to eat his meal. He was not well and therefore not hungry. Tsem Rinpoche
Click on picture to enlarge and see what Milarepa says. Profound.
1 week ago
Click on picture to enlarge and see what Milarepa says. Profound.
We are always trying to get somewhere, try something new, find some friends, get some entertainment and in the end we end up in the same place. Time to really practice Dharma seriously and stop wasting time we don\'t have. ~Tsem Rinpoche
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We are always trying to get somewhere, try something new, find some friends, get some entertainment and in the end we end up in the same place. Time to really practice Dharma seriously and stop wasting time we don't have. ~Tsem Rinpoche
March 20, 2017-Mumu is just so adorable with his bright eyes.
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March 20, 2017-Mumu is just so adorable with his bright eyes.
More and more people inviting Lord Dorje Shugden home to connect with on their shrines. I am so happy to see this as it will benefit them and their families so much. That is the purpose to be alive which is to benefit others as much as possible. Tsem Rinpoche
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More and more people inviting Lord Dorje Shugden home to connect with on their shrines. I am so happy to see this as it will benefit them and their families so much. That is the purpose to be alive which is to benefit others as much as possible. Tsem Rinpoche
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
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His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
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His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
The Japanese are very innovative. Tsem Rinpoche
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The Japanese are very innovative. Tsem Rinpoche
Read this as it will be interesting
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Read this as it will be interesting
Recite this before any meal or drinks for blessings of abundance. Tsem Rinpoche
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Recite this before any meal or drinks for blessings of abundance. Tsem Rinpoche
This sacred statue of Buddha is in Nepal brought originally from Tibet and has spoken on many occasions. Very blessed to see this holy image and keep a picture...bless you always. Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
This sacred statue of Buddha is in Nepal brought originally from Tibet and has spoken on many occasions. Very blessed to see this holy image and keep a picture...bless you always. Tsem Rinpoche
I love Mumu boy tremendously. We went through so much together for so many years. You are a great being to be with. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
I love Mumu boy tremendously. We went through so much together for so many years. You are a great being to be with. Tsem Rinpoche
Dear everyone, I am sharing this beautiful and modern altar to Dorje Shugden in Malaysia. I am glad to see more and more people creating sacred spaces. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Dear everyone, I am sharing this beautiful and modern altar to Dorje Shugden in Malaysia. I am glad to see more and more people creating sacred spaces. Tsem Rinpoche
Lhamo Karmo, a female buddha form visualized above the crown of one\'s head at the time of death, to encourage consciousness to leave the body via the crown aperture. From my book \"The Female Buddhas.\"- Glenn Mullin
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Lhamo Karmo, a female buddha form visualized above the crown of one's head at the time of death, to encourage consciousness to leave the body via the crown aperture. From my book "The Female Buddhas."- Glenn Mullin
The Tibetan female tulku Dorje Pakmo, from a fresco on the wall of the Dorje Pakmo monastery (Samding) in Tibet, near the Turquoise Lake. In Tibet the Dorje Pakmo was ranked with the Dalai Lama, Panchen Lama and Sakya Trizin as the four highest lamas in the country.-from Glenn Mullin
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The Tibetan female tulku Dorje Pakmo, from a fresco on the wall of the Dorje Pakmo monastery (Samding) in Tibet, near the Turquoise Lake. In Tibet the Dorje Pakmo was ranked with the Dalai Lama, Panchen Lama and Sakya Trizin as the four highest lamas in the country.-from Glenn Mullin
Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl checking out the scene..cute
4 weeks ago
Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl checking out the scene..cute
My Dharma boy has such a cute expression here. He is a good boy!
4 weeks ago
My Dharma boy has such a cute expression here. He is a good boy!
February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
2 months ago
February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
Click on the picture to enlarge and see what Suzy from Hawaii commented on the Dorje Shugden issue after much research. She is very candid and honest. Refreshing. Original is posted here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4
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Click on the picture to enlarge and see what Suzy from Hawaii commented on the Dorje Shugden issue after much research. She is very candid and honest. Refreshing. Original is posted here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4
This is a good one to read
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This is a good one to read
Mumu is silly and cute and funny
2 months ago
Mumu is silly and cute and funny
Mumu\'s hair is messy and he looks funny
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Mumu's hair is messy and he looks funny
I am in the process of creating beautiful Dorje Shugden and Kechara Forest Retreat watches at this time. So we can take precious protector and Kechara Forest Retreat wherever we go and be blessed everytime we see what time it is. 
I am perfecting the designs with a great team and will update when done but these are just some samples that arrived. 
Feast your eyes! 

Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
I am in the process of creating beautiful Dorje Shugden and Kechara Forest Retreat watches at this time. So we can take precious protector and Kechara Forest Retreat wherever we go and be blessed everytime we see what time it is. I am perfecting the designs with a great team and will update when done but these are just some samples that arrived. Feast your eyes! Tsem Rinpoche
                        Pick the practice, devotion and precepts of Vajra Yogini\'s path over everything and anything in samsara. Samsara has nothing of value and nothing lasting to offer. You are born in suffering, live in suffering, die in suffering and enter bardo and future lives expecting more sufferings. This is not a negative way of looking at things but the truth. If the truth is negative, so it is the truth. Devote oneself to the guru, dharma work, dharma practice and bringing dharma to others compassionately. Choose to practice Vajra Yogini now with the preliminaries. You can start right now: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/starting-on-vajra-yogini-now.html  Much care, Tsem Rinpoche
3 months ago
Pick the practice, devotion and precepts of Vajra Yogini's path over everything and anything in samsara. Samsara has nothing of value and nothing lasting to offer. You are born in suffering, live in suffering, die in suffering and enter bardo and future lives expecting more sufferings. This is not a negative way of looking at things but the truth. If the truth is negative, so it is the truth. Devote oneself to the guru, dharma work, dharma practice and bringing dharma to others compassionately. Choose to practice Vajra Yogini now with the preliminaries. You can start right now: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/starting-on-vajra-yogini-now.html Much care, Tsem Rinpoche
Message to Tibetans in English
3 months ago
Message to Tibetans in English
Message to the Tibetans
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Message to the Tibetans
Left to right: Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal. Great lamas of Gaden Shartse Monastery
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Left to right: Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal. Great lamas of Gaden Shartse Monastery
A beautiful Indian rendition of Gyenze Dorje Shugden manifesting in wealth form
3 months ago
A beautiful Indian rendition of Gyenze Dorje Shugden manifesting in wealth form
This is my thoughts and determination to share with you. Please open and read. Thank you for your time. Tsem Rinpoche
3 months ago
This is my thoughts and determination to share with you. Please open and read. Thank you for your time. Tsem Rinpoche
Nepalese King Birendra receives His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche in Nepal
3 months ago
Nepalese King Birendra receives His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche in Nepal
Guess what Zava Damdin Rinpoche did in Mongolia recently with 7,800 people??? Very interesting and it is a must read:  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116206
3 months ago
Guess what Zava Damdin Rinpoche did in Mongolia recently with 7,800 people??? Very interesting and it is a must read:  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116206
This huge Buddha in Korea is magnificent
4 months ago
This huge Buddha in Korea is magnificent
The very first oracle of Dorje Shugden in trance statue. I have commissioned this.
4 months ago
The very first oracle of Dorje Shugden in trance statue. I have commissioned this.
Such a old and ancient thangka painting of Dorje Shugden. He has been around in Tibet practiced for hundreds of years.
4 months ago
Such a old and ancient thangka painting of Dorje Shugden. He has been around in Tibet practiced for hundreds of years.
One of the "Four Exalted Brothers" Avalokiteshvara statues, Phagpa Wati of Kyirong, which is now with H.H. the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala.
4 months ago
One of the "Four Exalted Brothers" Avalokiteshvara statues, Phagpa Wati of Kyirong, which is now with H.H. the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala.
Kyabje Zemey, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Kyabje Pabongka Choktrul Rinpoche
4 months ago
Kyabje Zemey, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Kyabje Pabongka Choktrul Rinpoche
My Oser girl and Mumu boy are so adorable
4 months ago
My Oser girl and Mumu boy are so adorable
Wow this meditator in his cave in front of a painting of Yamantaka draped with a white khata of respect. He sits among bones to remind him of impermanence and our future. The bones inspire him strongly to let go of all attachments in this life and focus on dharma, meditation and liberation and he is doing so. Very beautiful and inspirational. Tsem Rinpoche
4 months ago
Wow this meditator in his cave in front of a painting of Yamantaka draped with a white khata of respect. He sits among bones to remind him of impermanence and our future. The bones inspire him strongly to let go of all attachments in this life and focus on dharma, meditation and liberation and he is doing so. Very beautiful and inspirational. Tsem Rinpoche
Tenzing Norgay found this in Nepal. Guess what it is?
5 months ago
Tenzing Norgay found this in Nepal. Guess what it is?
Sir Edmund Hillary
5 months ago
Sir Edmund Hillary
Halloween is my favorite holiday. Wild natural plants and flowers are my favorite offering. Buddha\'s teachings on meditation and Yidam practice bring the ultimate results and happiness. ~Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
Halloween is my favorite holiday. Wild natural plants and flowers are my favorite offering. Buddha's teachings on meditation and Yidam practice bring the ultimate results and happiness. ~Tsem Rinpoche
Previous lives do resemble current lives especially if they are a recognized incarnation. If notice how similar the previous and current Trijang Rinpoche looks. The eyes, bone structure, expression, long neck, thin and overall look. Beautiful. I\'ve seen this phenomena over and over in many Rinpoche incarnations. Especially when you compare them with pictures of previous and current lives at around the same ages. Something powerfully karmic about this. Tsem Rinpoche
6 months ago
Previous lives do resemble current lives especially if they are a recognized incarnation. If notice how similar the previous and current Trijang Rinpoche looks. The eyes, bone structure, expression, long neck, thin and overall look. Beautiful. I've seen this phenomena over and over in many Rinpoche incarnations. Especially when you compare them with pictures of previous and current lives at around the same ages. Something powerfully karmic about this. Tsem Rinpoche
It\'s nice to have monks visitors and resident monks in Kechara
6 months ago
It's nice to have monks visitors and resident monks in Kechara
                         Taken in Lake Champlain in Canada. A huge water monster...neat...
6 months ago
Taken in Lake Champlain in Canada. A huge water monster...neat...
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    ཁྱེད་ཀྱི་བཀའ་སློབ་དོན་སྙིང་དེ།།གང་གི་རྣ་བར་བདུད་རྩི་མོད།།འོན་ཀྱང་འགའ་ཡི་རྣ་ལམ་དུ།། བྲག་ཆ་བཞིན་དུ་འགྱུར་སྲིད་མོད།། ཚང་མས་ཚར་རེ་གཟིགས་རོགས།། Kyabje Denma Gonsa Rinpoche telling people that it is important to have guru samaya. It use to be that way in the great monasteries. We should not create problems and schisms. If we want to practice a protector, then do so, if not it's okay, but don't make trouble. One should just practice the Buddha Dharma well. To do good practice. If you have faith in Dorje Shugden and trust all the way, he will definitely help you. But most important is to practice the dharma. This is his advice in short here. It's good to let more Tibetans hear this holy speech and appeal by this very senior Rinpoche. TR

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  • March 28, 2017 09:11
    Lia asked: If the ushnisha is actually supposed to be a bump, then do we change the visualization of the top knot and replace it with a bump covered in hair or do we keep the ushnisha as the thangkas show?
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  • March 27, 2017 04:19
    Dongho asked: I have been reading on the tunes of certain sects and would like to ask on this. From what I've read, there are certain tunes to each sect and school of certain chants. Exactly where can I find the sheet music for these percussion and horns with the chants, such as to the one for invoking Kache Marpo or Dorje Shugden? Would it be possible to use school instruments for this?
    pastor answered: Dear Dongho, Thank you for your question, it is good to see you back and asking more questions. Yes you are right, there are differences in the tunes and chants between the lineages. The differences can vary significantly between the traditions, for example the Gelugpa tradition of Tibetan Buddhism is known for its extremely deep throat singing which is very powerful and is characterised by a low, booming voice, in contrast to the other traditions. Even within a particular tradition, there can be slight variations as to the manner in which the chants and tunes are performed. For example those monasteries are which are affiliated with Gyume will have one way of throat singing, where those affiliated with Gyuto will have another. As far as I am aware there is no professional sheet music for the rituals, most probably because the music is actually an integral part of the ritual itself. Therefore the music, tunes, and chants are all taught at the same time the ritual and prayers are. The tunes, and use of the instruments all have specific meanings, because they are considered to be offerings to the deities in the form of sound. The monasteries would not have copies of sheet music either, because sheet music is western practice. The use of ritual music within Tibetan Buddhism is more of one based on memory. In the Kechara organisation, the puja team was trained in such ritual instruments at the same time they learnt the particular ritual from monks from the monastery, such as the puja of Dorje Shugden. From what I saw of the training, the musical tunes, and use of instruments was not written down but taught experientially at the same time as the chanting. I have not come across any other instruments being used in pujas apart from the traditional ritual instruments, because even the instruments themselves have a specific meaning. That is not say that school instruments cannot be used. This is because, as long as the offering is sincere, the Buddhas and enlightened deities will accept it, and in turn you will generate great amounts of merit. Offerings should be made to the best of our ability, therefore if you do not have access to the ritual instruments, or do not know how to play them, but you know how to play other instruments, and use these instruments as offerings to the Buddhas during pujas, the amount of merit you generate will be the same. This is because you are sincere with your offering. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • March 26, 2017 02:14
    Kunga asked: Does the Gelug have Begtse a protector? If so, could you please provide a sadhana for him here?
    pastor answered: Dear Kunga, Yes the Dharma protector Begtse exists within the Gelug tradition. He is also known as Chamsing. Begtse’s practice stems from India and was introduced to Tibet and therefore Tibetan Buddhism by the translator Nyen Lotsawa. Marpa Lotsawa also practiced Begtse, and so the practice exists in the Kagyu traditions. This practice was eventually transmitted to Sachen Kunga Nyingpo, the first of the five patriarchs of the Sakya tradition, who were the founding fathers of that tradition. Over time the practice of Begtse was incorporated into the Gelug tradition, founded by Lama Tsongkhapa, and was notably practiced by the 1st and 2nd Dalai Lamas. Over time the practice gained popularity within the lineage, especially when it spread to Mongolia. There the practice became an important one within the lineage as upheld there. Begtse is also affectionately known as the Dharma protector of Mongolia, because his practice is so popular there. If I am not mistaken, there is an oracle of Begtse in Mongolia as well. There is a mistaken account that the practice originated around the time of the 3rd Dalai Lama, with the subjugation of a Mongolian war god, but Begtse was definitely practiced before that time in the Gelug, Kagyu and Sakya traditions. While the practice of Begtse is very effective, I have not come across the practice of Begtse in my personal practice, therefore I do not have access to the Begtse sadhana to provide to you. Instead Begtse is propitiated in prayers that incorporate many other Dharma protectors, and Begtse is also considered one of the nine protectors of the Hayagriva (Tamdrin) cycle of tantric teachings. Therefore Begtse is included in the Dharma protector sections of the Hayagriva tantras. Surrounding Begtse are his sister, Sing Ma, and his main minister, Le Khan Mar Po. His inner retinue comprises of eight butchers who wield copper swords in their right hands and skull-cups full of blood in their left hands. They are portrayed as naked and are very ugly. His outer retinue comprises a further twenty-one butchers, who hold copper swords in their right hands, and this time, the entrails of butchered enemies. They wear the skins humans and oxen as clothes, with ornaments made from human bone. While this may seem violent, Begtse is actually a very powerful and beneficial protector, who helps practitioners clear their obstacles and create conducive conditions for their spiritual evolution. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • March 24, 2017 20:12
    Azair asked: Venerable Rinpoche, I am doing a study in Kalachakra Tantra and I've heard from most of the lama's too that if you practice the Kalachakra Tantra, you'll be able to take control of your next rebirth. Ofcourse, it has been said that we will get our rebirth according to our Karma and desires but whether those dreams will get fulfilled will depend upon the actions that we take in this life. Thus, practicing the Kalachakra(till the end) after initiation will give you the opportunity to take rebirth anywhere you desire regardless of your Karma. My question is that, is there some truth in this statement.? Does this statement hold true for other tantra practices, such as Vajrayogini Tantra, Ghuyasamaja Tantra, Heruka Tantra, etc. I would really really like to know. Thankyou in anticipation, regards, Azair
    pastor answered: Dear Azair, Thank you for your question. Yes there is truth to this statement, both from a scriptural perspective and also by example, as the great masters have shown us. This is a unique feature of all Anuttarayoga Tantras or Highest Yoga Tantras, which Kalachakra, Vajrayogini, Guhyasama and Heruka are all examples of. This category of tantric practice can actually lead a practitioner to full enlightenment in this very lifetime. Even if enlightenment is not reached, very high levels of attainment can be reached nonetheless. This includes the ability to take control over your next rebirth. This is primarily engaged in so that the practitioner is born in an environment where they can eventually pick up their practice and further their spiritual path to enlightenment, or in order to be born in a place where they can benefit sentient beings the most, as part of the spiritual journey over many lifetimes. One of the reasons such an ability is very necessary on the spiritual path, is that usual death and rebirth occurs at the mercy of ones karma, specifically what is known as the ‘throwing karma’ or the karma that dictates what sort of rebirth a person is going to take. This opens up at the time of ordinary death, which most people have no control over. During the death process, many of our disturbing emotions will arise. Whichever of these is the strongest at the point of death triggers open a latent karmic potential, which becomes the ‘throwing karma’ and dictates where we are going to take rebirth and if that life will generally be full of suffering or not. Within Anuttarayoga Tantra, one of the key points of practice is to prepare for one’s death. This is done by simulating the dying process during one’s meditations, so that one becomes familiar with it. At the most pivotal part of this process, one practices achieving either the rainbow body or great bliss (in the case of the father tantras); or clear light (in the case of mother tantras). The tantras themselves are not defined in terms of the gender of the central deity, but by the method used to gain enlightenment. This is either the rainbow body/great bliss (classified as male, therefore labelled ‘father’) or clear light (classified as female, therefore labelled ‘mother’). Non-dual tantras such as the Kalachakra tantra can employ either of the two methods, a mixture of both, or alternate methods. In the case of superior practitioners, due to the power of their practice, they can achieve either of these two methods in their current body. Since they have familiarised themselves with the dying process, and a particular method of practice, they can also achieve enlightenment during their physical death. The great Lama Tsongkhapa is said to have achieved enlightenment at the moment of physical death, using the second of these. For other practitioners, they may not be able to achieve this either in their meditations while they are alive, or during the death process. However because they have familiarised themselves with the dying process, they remain in complete concentration at the time of death, not allowing any disturbing emotions to arise. Due to this level of concentration, meditation and awareness during the dying process, they are able to control where they next take rebirth. This is evident in the tantric scriptures themselves, and the life stories of many masters, who can state exactly where, when and to whom they will take their next rebirth, as they are in full control of the dying and rebirth process. There is a type of meditation called ‘thukdam’ which has been translated into ‘death meditation’. This is a final meditation some masters choose to engage in. During this meditation, the master themselves consciously begin the physical dying process themselves, engage in the meditation of dissolving the winds into the heart centre and remain in the most pivotal part of the death process, the mind of clear light of death. During this point they engage in meditations, either the methods of the father or mother tantras as mentioned previously, and or consciously choose where they are to next take rebirth. They can remain in this death meditation for long periods of time, days at an end, in which their consciousness has not yet left their body, although for all intents and purposes they are dead according to medical science, e.g. they have no heartbeat. At the end of their meditation, a drop of blood will be emitted from their nostril, and their head will slump over a little. Masters who engage in this meditation usually sit in full meditation posture, and their body remain supple and soft even though they have passed away from a medical point of view. I hope this brief explanation helps. Thank you.
  • March 23, 2017 23:01
    Brad asked: What is the significance of offering the Seven precious emblems of royalty to the Buddhas and enlightened Dharma Protectors? What are we symbolically offering up?
    pastor answered: Dear Brad, Thank you for your question. The ‘saptaratna’ or seven precious emblems represent on the one hand the ultimate state of temporal power, and on the other hand the ultimate spiritual attainments that we can achieve. By offering these to the Buddhas, we are actually creating the causes to achieve what they represent. Therefore it is good to know the meaning of each, so we can understand what we are creating the causes for by offering them up: Please see below for an explanation of the seven royal emblems: 1. The Precious Wheel: a thousand spoked wheel, representing the universal power of the Buddhas, as well as the teachings of the thousand Buddhas of our aeon. It is represented by the Dharmachakra, symbolising the ‘turning of the wheel’ or teaching of the Noble Eightfold Path. It is a symbol of a universal emperor’s spiritual and temporal power. It is also represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect mindfulness, especially that of our own mind, thoughts, delusions and afflictions. 2. The Precious Jewel: an eight sided wish-granting gem, which fulfils all the needs of a universal emperor. This jewel has eight special qualities: it illuminates the night sky for hundreds of leagues; it is cooling when the temperature is hot and warming when the temperature is cold; it makes manifest whatever the holder wants; when thirsty it causes a fresh-water spring to appear; it has the ability to control the nagas, and other supernatural beings, as well as preventing natural disasters such as storms, floods, etc.; it gives off multi-coloured lighted which heals the various mental and emotional afflictions; it cures all illnesses; and it ensures that one dies a natural death, not an untimely one. It is a symbol of a universal emperor’s spiritual and temporal power. It is also represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect mindfulness, or perfect discrimination, so one knows what to abandon and what to keep in the mindstream during the spiritual journey to enlightenment. 3. The Precious Queen: the most beautiful and virtuous of all women. She is described as a goddess who is the epitome of someone: with devotion; without jealousy; who is the embodiment of fertility; who works for the welfare of all beings; who possess feminine wisdom; speaks the truth; not attract to sensual pleasures or material possessions; and does not have false views. She is adored by all. She also represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect effort. This is necessary to keep meditating until one gains spiritual attainments. 4. The Precious Minister: who has sharp intelligence, patience, and the ability to give wise counsel to the emperor. He is so attuned to the emperor that even before the emperor has spoken, the minister is already carrying out his command. He only wishes to support the Dharma, help sentient beings, and is an excellent strategist. He also represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect joy. This is also akin to the attainment of the first bodhisattva level, because you have come to an understanding of your own mind, which is like pouring ice-cold water into boiling water. The water stops boiling, as does the thoughts, projections, and delusions in the mind. He represents the path of the bodhisattva. 5. The Precious Elephant: who has the strength of a thousand normal elephants. He is white, with the perfect features that an elephant could have. He is majestic, graceful, and gentle, but in battle is fearsome, fearless and unyielding. He communicates with the emperor through a telepathic link. He represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect adaptability. This is important, as one needs to be able to adapt to the various mental afflictions as they arise, and suitably counter them. 6. The Precious Horse: who has all the marks of a celestial horse. Known as wind-horse, he is able to travel extremely fast, and can circumambulate the entire universe three time in just a single day. He is never fearful or startled, never makes a sound when galloping, and has extremely soft hairs on his body. He represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is single-pointed concentration. This is important because without this form of concentration, once cannot engage in the analytical meditations that lead to an understanding of emptiness, and therefore enlightenment. 7. The Precious General: who has mastered the arts of war and always wins in battle. He wears battle armour and holds many different weapons. He tries to avoid battle, but when necessary fights, and never gives up until he has won. He is fearless, and courageous in carrying out the emperors commands and ensures the emperors army carries out their duties. He represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect equanimity. This is because he overcomes all warfare, which is akin to the battle between things were are attached to and things we have an aversion for in our minds. In short, what you are offering up is the highest of all temporal treasures and abilities, as well as the entire path of the Dharma. Doing so creates the causes for you to receive all of this on your spiritual journey towards enlightenment. I hope this helps. Thank you.
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