15 Thangkas of Lama Tsongkhapa’s Life Story

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This series of 15 thangkas depicts the life story of Lama Tsongkhapa, 15th century saint and scholar of Tibet. Typically hung in the grand hall of monasteries, they illustrate how, throughout his previous lives, the Noble Je Tsongkhapa cultivated the Path leading to Enlightenment and how his spiritual progression was attested by prophecies of all the Buddhas of the past.

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THANGKA 1  
1 . Manjusri, the embodiment of the wisdom of all the Buddhas. His attributes are a book placed on a lotus flower above his left shoulder and the sword of wisdom which cuts the veil of ignorance above his right shoulder. Je Tsongkhapa is venerated as an emanation of Manjusri.

 

2. Je Tsongkhapa. His hands are in the gesture (mudra) of teaching the Dharma.

3. In a previous life, Je Tsongkhapa receives a prophecy from the Buddha Peak-of-Power (Indraketudhvaja).

4. When he takes rebirth as a young brahman, Je Tsongkhapa offers a rosary (mala) made of crystal to the Buddha Sakyamuni.

5. The Buddha Sakyamuni teaches on the shore of the lake Anavatapta and the King of the nagas offers him a conch shell.

6. On the Mount Kailas, the Buddha preaches the Law to celestial beings and nagas.

7. On the Vulture peak(Gridhrakuta), the Buddha Sakyamuni prophesizes the apparition of Je Tsongkhapa in Tibet.

8. The conch is hidden on one of the mountains of Tibet.

9. and 10. Great disciples of Je Tsongkhapa.

THANGKA 2  
1. The father of Je Tsongkhapa dreams a monk comes to dwell in their private temple on the upper floor.

 

2. In his dream, the father sees Vajrapani throwing a vajra that melts in his wife’s body.

3. The mother of Je Tsongkhapa dreams celestial beings are purifying her.

4. Neighbors dream that the Jowo of Lhasa is being invited to their village.

5. The Master Dondrup Rinchen has a vision of Vajrabhairava announcing the apparition of Je Tsongkhapa.

6. The mother sees in her dream a huge statue melting in her body.

7. The night before giving birth, the mother of Je Tsongkhapa dreams she is purified.

8. The Master Dondrup Rinchen sends protection pills for the newborn baby.

9. The Master Dondrup Rinchen offers cattle to the parents and requests that the child be entrusted to him.

10. At three years of age, the young child receives his lay vows from the Fourth Karmapa Rolpay Dorje.

11. At the feet of Dondrup Rinchen, Je Tsongkhapa takes the vows of novice.

12. The Master Dondrup Rinchen bestows empowerments to the child.

13. Je Tsongkhapa has a vision of Vajrapani and of the Indian Master Atisa.

14. Departure for Central Tibet. In Tcham-do, Je Tsongkhapa has a vision of the Sixteen Arhats and of Mahakala.

THANGKA 3  
1. At seventeen years of age, Je Tsongkhapa receives teachings from Djen Na Chos-kyi Gyelpo, the Abbot of Drikung monastery.

 

2. He studies medicine in Kuntang with Lhadje Kon-chok Kyab.

3. In Nyerthang, he receives teachings from Tashi Senge and Densa Gekong.

4. In Dewachen monastery, he studies Partchin at the feet of the Masters Yonten Gyatso and Ugyen pa.

5. Losang Drakpa listens to the teachings of Djam-rin-pa on the Five Treatises of Maitreya.

6. In Chos-dzong, Lama Sonam Gyeltsen bestows on him the empowerment of Manjusri Arapatsana and the empowerment of the mandala of the Body of Heruka according to the tradition of Drilpupa.

7. When he is nineteen years old, he takes part in the philosophical debates of Sangpu monastery.

8. He takes part in the philosophical debates of Dewachen monastery and his fame spreads out.

9. In Shalu. the great Lotsawa Rinchen Namgyel grants him explanations on Heruka with the Thirteen Deities according to the tradition of Maitripa.

10. In Narthang, Je Tsongkhapa listens to many teachings at the feet of Mati Panchen.

11. He takes part to the philosophical debates in Sakya monastery and his fame increases.

12. Philosophical debates in Sangden monastery.

13. Philosophical debates in Karong monastery.

14. Philosophical debates in Ngam-rin monastery.

15. In the monastery of Jonang, Je Tsongkhapa listens to teaching on the Six Applications of the Kalacakra by Tchok-le Namgyel.

16. In Maray monastery. Tchi-po-lhe teaches him the Progressive Path of the Kadam-pa school.

17. He takes part in the philosophical debates in O monastery.

18. In Narthang,the great translator Donsang gives him teachings on the Abhidharma and on the Valid Cognition (Pramana).

19. He takes part in the philosophical debates in Ne-nying monastery.

20. He receives teachings on Partchin from Master Nyapon.

THANGKA 4  
1. Je Tsongkhapa receives teaching on Abhidharma from Master Rendawa.

 

2. In Samling, in the region of Nyangto, he listens to the explanations of the

Venerable Rendawa on the Auto-commentary of the Supplement to (Nagarjuna’s) Treatise on the Middle.

3. The great Lotsawa Djang-chup Tsemo comes to the Potala. Je Tsongkhapa receives teachings in Chos-dzong.

4. In Kyormo lung, he listens to the Great Commentary of the Vinaya-sutra at the feet of the Abbot Loselwa.

5. During a prayer assembly, he enters a meditative state that lasts for several hours.

6. He suffers from back pains and goes to see Master Ugyen renowned for the efficiency of his rituals.

7. With other learned religious, Je Tsongkhapa heads to Ne-nying.

7bis. He gives his first teaching on the Compendium of Manifest Knowledge (Abhidharma samuccaya)

8. During spring, passing through Narthang, he goes to Sakya where he receives teachings from the Venerable Rendawa.

9. He listens to the teachings of Lama Dorje Rinchen-pa.

10. The rituals accomplished by one Geshe of Sakya monastery relieve him from his back pains.

11. The Venerable Rendawa and Je Tsongkhapa go to Ngam-rim. Master Rendawa composes a developed commentary on the Compendium of Manifest Knowledge (Abhidharma Samuccaya). The young Je Tsongkhapa also listens to his teaching on the commentary of the Pramana-vartika.

12. In autumn, he receives news from his native country. In Lhalung, in the region of Mel, he devotes his energy to the training of mind in the Path of the Tantras under the direction of Lama Sonam Drakpa. He makes a retreat during which he studies a commentary of the Pramana-vartika.

13. He spends the winter in Dewachen where he reads numerous works. He leaves for Tsang.

14. He reaches Narthang where he listens to a teaching on a commentary of the Pramana composed by the great Lotsawa Donsang. He spends the summer in this monastery and takes part in the philosophical debates.

15. He receives teachings on the Madhyamaka.

16. He receives teachings from Lotsawa Namka Sangpo.

17. He goes to Sakya monastery where he takes part in the philosophical debates.

18. Philosophical debates in Soka Kuntang.

19. Vision of Sarasvati in Sangpu monastery where he takes part in the philosophical debates.

THANGKA 5  
1. In Tse-tang, Je Tsongkhapa takes part in the dialectical debates on four of the great Treatises of Maitreya.

2. In Yarlung, he receives the vows of a fully ordained monk (bhiksu).

3. He meets Djen Nga Drakpa Jam-chup in the monastery of Tel. They exchange long conversations and the young Losang Drakpa receives teachings from this Master.

4. In Lharang Kheru, he gives teachings on Partchin, valid cognition (pramana) and Madhyamaka.

5. In Tsel monasery, he consults the works and the commentaries translated into Tibetan and begins to compose his commentary on Abhisamaya-alamkara.

6. In Lhasa, he accomplishes with great zeal the practices of Nyune at the feet of the self-manifested statue of Avalokitesvara

7. In autumn, he goes to Dewachen and gives many lectures.

8. During spring, he teaches in Cha-yul.

9. He returns to Tsel monastery where he continues the composition of his commentary of the Abhisamaya-alamkara.

10. He ends this composition in Dewachen.

11. In Kyormo lung, he receives teachings on the Kalacakra from Tokden Yeshe Gyeltsen.

12. The following summer, he gives numerous explanations on the Sutra-pitaka in front of vast assemblies of scholars.

13. He spends the winter at Tso-may in Tolung where he studies the Kalacakra. He also gives many lectures.

14. He teaches in Dewachen.

15. In Ngan-kar, he carries on his studies of the Kalacakra and teaches to highly learned monks.

16. He bestows empowerments in Monkar in Yarlung.

17a. He is invited to teach in Rik-nga lhakang.

17b. Staying in Monkar he expounds seventeen texts in one cycle of teachings.

18. During the summer, he conducts a retreat of Heruka in a grotto of Okar and develops high realizations.

19. During the autumn, he gives lectures in front of vast assemblies.

THANGKA 6  
1. During the winter, Je Tsongkhapa gives lectures in a grotto of Kyormo lung.

2. When autumn comes, yearning to listen to the Basket of the Tantra, he goes to the region of Tsang and arrives in Rong where he listens to the teaching of high learned Masters.

3. Je Tsongkhapa bestows the empowerment of Sarasvati to Lama Umapa. Through the mediation Lama Umapa who has visions of Manjusri, Je Tsongkhapa asks Manjusri questions.

4. He goes to Taktsang where he meets learned Masters and receives teachings from them.

5. In Ba-U Bagner, he receives explanations on the Guyasamaja from the Venerable Rendawa.

6. In Chos-lung, he questions Manjusri through the mediation of Lama Umapa.

7. In Nyang-to, Je Tsongkhapa meets Rinpoche Chos-kyi pel and requests him to give teachings.

8. In Nyang to, in the Tri Tsakang, he studies ritual dances and melodies as well as the manner of tracing mandala and executing mudras.

9. One night, he dreams that Master Kyungpo Lhe comes to him holding a bell and a vajra and that having placed these objects on his head he utters the word ‘Karma bendza’

10. He dreams that Master Kyungpo Lhe shows him his heart in which a rosary of mantras is turning.

11. He receives initiations from the Master Kyungpo Lhe.

11bis. Under the direction of Gyeltsen Drakpa, he studies the ritual dances and melodies as well as the manner of tracing mandalas and executing mudras.

12. He listens to the teachings of Rinpoche Chos-kyi Pel in Panam Pakri.

13. He stays in Kadung in U region with Lama Umapa.

14. Retreat with Lama Umapa.

15. Visions of Manjusri.

16. Je Tsongkhapa stays in Lhasa with Lama Umapa.

17. He receives the four initiations of the Guyasamaja from Lama Umapa.

18. Je Tsongkhapa gives numerous teachings in Kyormo lung.

THANGKA 7  
1. At thirty-six years of age, having made a small boat. Je Tsongkhapa leaves Kyormo lung for Olka with eight disciples.

2. Devoting himself to intensive practices of purification, he frequently has visions of the thirty-five Buddhas of confession, Maitreya-natha, Medicine Buddha, Maitreya and Amitayus.

3. Vision of Manjusri surrounded by multitude of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas.

4. At thirty-seven years of age, Je Tsongkhapa presents offerings to the great statue of Maitreya in temple Dzin-tchi and prays with great fervor.

5. Vision of Manjusri in the middle of a vast assembly of Bodhisattvas and Buddhas.

6. Vision of Manjusri surrounded by numerous pandits and great yogis.

7. Vajrabhairava appears in the middle of a blazing fire and melts in Je Tsongkhapa.

8. Vision of Manjusri surrounded by Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, pandits and yogis that entirety fill the space. A sword springs out from the heart of Manjusri and its tip comes to touch the heart of Je Tsongkhapa. Ambrosia flows down the sword into the heart of the Noble Master, filling his body. The pure bliss he then experiences increases in an unconceivable manner.

9. Those who are present at this vision, open their mouth to drink this ambrosia. Some get a lot of ambrosia, others less, while some do not get any.

10. On the day of the celebration of the victory of Buddha Sakyamuni upon the heretics, Je Tsongkhapa presents lavish offerings. When he invites those to whom the offerings are intended, he makes a particularly intense vow. Immediately, he sees the whole sky filled with Buddhas.

THANGKA 8  
1. Following the instructions of Manjusri, Je Tsongkhapa decides to repair the temple of Dzin-tchi. Having no riches, he wants to propitiate Vaisravana to get help but he realizes he does not even have butter to make the tormas for the ritual. A monk carrying some butter suddenly appears. The ritual is performed and the following day nomads bring plenty of butter.

2. Benefactors.

3. The mandala of Manjusri-endowed-with-secrets is created. Je Tsongkhapa conducts a developed consecration ceremony.

4. Je Tsongkhapa indicates to the artists the respective colors of the Thirty-five confession Buddhas.

5. He goes to Lhodrak. Khenchen Tchakdor comes to welcome him and sees him as an emanation of Manjusri while Je Tsongkhapa sees the Khenchen as an emanation of Vajrapani.

6. Having listened to a teaching on Guru-yoga from the Khenchen, Je Tsongkhapa has a vision of Vajrapani who comes to melt in him.

7. When Je Tsongkhapa gives a teaching on the Siksa-samuccaya, the Khenchen sees above his head the Venerable Maitreya, while a white Manjusri appears above his right shoulder and the Goddess Sarasvati above the left. All around stands a vast assembly of Protectors and Dakinis headed by Mahakala.

8. At the feet of the Khenchen, Je Tsongkhapa listens to explanations on the Lamrim and receives initiations in the Heard lineage (Gnyen gyu). He has a vision of the Deities whose empowerment is conferred to him.

9. Je Tsongkhapa thinks of going to India to meet the Master Mitra. Vajrapani tells the Khenchen that if Je Tsongkhapa goes to India it will hurt his disciples. Following the instructions of Manjusri, Je Tsongkhapa offers the three monastic robes, the bowl, and so forth to the statue of Maitreya in the temple of Dzin-tchi.

10. While he stays in Nyel, he takes pan in the welcoming ceremonies of the great Tenrim, the work composed by Geshe Trinlay-pa. Je Tsongkhapa carefully reads this text and then gives teachings on it.

THANGKA 9  
1. Je Tsongkhapa receives teaching from Khenchen Chos-kyap Sanpo.

 

2. He spends this summer retreat in the Yardren monastery. He has a vision of the Venerable Manjusri and Vaisravana. Manjusri makes a prophecy.

3. With thirty disciples, he goes to Tsari. He practices the self-initiation of Heruka and numerous extraordinary signs appear.

4. On his way back to Nyel, he has a gigantesque vision of the Protector Maitreya-natha who makes a prophecy about him.

5. In Senge dzong, he carefully examines the Six Applications of the Kalacakra and achieves a correct and firm comprehension. He has a vision of Kalacakra of golden color in his Solitary Heroe form, who delivers a prophecy about him.

6. The Goddess Sarasvati appears to tell him he will leave this world at the age of fifty-seven. The Venerable Manjusri appears in turn to indicate the methods that will enable to increase his longevity.

7. Extremely remarkable vision of Manjusri who grants teachings on the Progressive Path. Je Tsongkhapa presents numerous offerings.

8. While staying in Kang-chung, Je Tsongkhapa gives teachings in front of vast assemblies of religious and lay devotees.

9. Je Tsongkhapa gathers the inhabitants of the region of Nyel and bestows on them the vows of lay disciples, the vows of refuge, and so forth. He also exhorts them to make one hundred thousand ‘tsa-tsa’ (small icons made of clay).

THANGKA 10  
1. Je Tsongkhapa spends the summer retreat in Reting. He meets Gyeltsab Je.

 

2. Teachings in Ode Kun-gyel. Vision of Nagarjuna surrounded by his Spiritual Sons. The Pandit Buddhapalita blesses Je Tsongkhapa with his work.

3. In autumn, teachings to the religious of Karpuk.

4. Summer retreat in Ye-Tora. Je Tsongkhapa gives teachings.

5. Teachings in Kawa-dong in Olka.

6. During the celebration of the Victory of Buddha Sakyamuni upon the heretics, Je Tsongkhapa presents countless lavish offerings in front of the statue of Maitreya in Dzin-tchi temple. As a result of the intense prayer he makes, an infinite assembly of all the Buddhas of the five families fills the space around him.

7. Teachings to Gyeltsap Je and other disciples.

8. The hat of Je Tsongkhapa falls in the river.

9. Teachings in Podong monastery in the region of Nyang.

10. During the autumn, Je Tsongkhapa goes to the region of Ki-sho and stays in the Potala. In front of the monks of the three great monasteries of Sangpu, Dewachen and Kuntang, he gives various teachings.

11. Teachings in Kawa-dong.

12. The Venerable Rendawa goes to Kawa-dong with some disciples.

13. Je Tsongkhapa and the Venerable Rendawa stay together and give numerous teachings.

THANGKA 11  
1. Wishing to make a retreat, Je Tsongkhapa and the Venerable Rendawa go to Reting.

2. Je Tsongkhapa gives teachings in Reting and has long discussions with his Master Rendawa.

3. Je Tsongkhapa is invited in Drikung monastery. He receives instructions on the Tantras from Djen-nga Rinpoche and gives himself numerous teachings.

4. He directs the summer retreat in a monastery in Artchenbo.

5. He stays in the hermitage of Senge Shol near Reting.

6. Je Tsongkhapa has a Vision of all the Masters of the Lamrim tradition, from the Buddha to his actual Master. He then composes the Great Exposition of the stages of the Path to Enlightenment (Lamrim Chen-mo).

6bis. Divinities take the oath to protect the Teaching.

7. Je Tsongkhapa goes to Dewachen monastery in the region of On and gives numerous teachings on ethics.

8. He conducts the summer retreat in Dewachen monastery.

9. He stays in Ode Kun-gyel where he gives teachings on the Lamrim and composes the Great Exposition of the Stages of the Tantric Path (Ngak rim).

THANGKA 12  
1. Je Tsongkhapa stays in Olka and expounds tantric teachings.

2. In 1407, while staying in the region of Sera, he has a vision of Mahakala with six arms.

3. He meets Khedrup Je.

4. The envoys of the emperor of China come to invite Je Tsongkhapa.

4bis. Teachings in the hermitage of Sera Chos-Ling.

5. Teachings in the region of Ki-may in Drumbu-lung.

6. Instauration of the Great Prayer Festival (Monlam chen-po).

7. Je Tsongkhapa goes on the Drok Riwo mountains, where Ganden monastery will be built.

8. Teachings in Sera Chos-Ling.

9. Teachings in Sanri.

THANGKA 13  
1. Construction of Ganden monastery on the Drok Riwo Mountain.

2. Je Tsongkhapa and his disciples move to Ganden.

3. Je Tsongkhapa goes to Samten Ling in the region of Olka and gives numerous teachings

4. On the third day of the twelfth month of the year of the cow, he has a vision of Manjusri in the middle of a mandala of nineteen Deities.

5. On the evening of the fourth day, he has a vision of Buton Rinpoche who ho entrusts him with the Root Tantra of the Guyasamaja.

6. Je Tsongkhapa achieves a firm comprehension of the Teachings of Marpa.

7. While staying in Ganden, he composes several works.

8. In 1411, Je Tsongkhapa suffers from serious health problems. In order to eliminate these hindrances, he makes an intensive practice of Vajrabhairava.

9. In 1412, Je Tsongkhapa makes a retreat and experiments many extraordinary visions.

10. Je Tsongkhapa devotes himself to practice with seven close disciples.

11. He has a vision of the Buddha Sakyamuni who executes the mudra of the Victory upon demons.

12. He has vision of Protectors such as Mahakala with six arms and four arms, Yama, Vaisravana, and so forth who drag the troops of demons.

THANGKA 14  
1. During the summer of his fifty-eighth years, Je Tsongkhapa is invited by Miwang Drakpa Gyeltsen to go to Trashi Doka, in the region of On. At this time, he meets Je Gedun Drup. He gives teachings in front of vast religious assemblies.

2. He stays in Ganden where he expounds the teachings. He has a vision of the Venerable Manjusri who makes a prophecy about him.

3. Lama Tokden-pa dreams he arrives at one stupa and is told it is the stupa of Je Tsongkhapa. Dakinis holding ritual vases full of ambrosia purify and wash this stupa. He also see other stupas nearby.

4. While he is edifying Yangpa chen temple, Je Tsongkhapa has a vision of the Buddha Sakyamuni, Maitreya, Amitabha and Yamantaka.

5. During the construction of Yangpa chen temple, he has a vision of Heruka with the mandala of the Deities. At that time, an assembly of Dakinis appears in the sky and presents offerings while singing praises.

6. In 1417, during the inauguration ceremony of Yangpa chen, all the persons hear violente sound that seem to melt in the Offerings Hall (chos-kang).

7. In 1418, Je Tsongkhapa gives teachings on the commentaries of the Guyasamaja and the Kalacakra.

8. While he is presenting tormas to the Protectors of the Law, he composes a particular melody for Yamantaka.

9. In 1419, in the middle of numerous monks, of U and Tsang regions. he composes a commentary to the Root Tantra of Heruka and transmits his instructions.

10. He leaves Ganden for Lhasa where he presents offerings to the Jowo and makes sincere vows.

11. Staying in the region of Tolung, he gives numerous teachings to religious and lay devotees.

THANGKA 15  
1. Je Tsongkhapa leaves Tolung and goes in a palanquin to Drepung monastery. A rainbow appears in front of the palanquin.

2. When he conducts the consecration ceremony of the statues of the tantric college of Drepung, the Wisdom Beings Vajrabhairava and Mahakala with six arms manifest themselves.

3. Teaching in Drepung in front of vast religious assemblies.

4. Leaving Drepung for Lhasa, he bows to the Jowo, presents offerings and pronounces vows for the durability of the Teaching.

5. In Sera, he teaches the Root Tantra of the Guyasamaja and of Heruka.

6. Foundation of the tantric monastery of San-ngak kar.

7. Consecration ceremony of San-ngak kar.

8. Teachings in Drakar.

9. On the road to Drushi, extraordinary sounds are heard.

10. Travel in palanquin from Drushi to Ganden. Je Tsongkhapa stops in Yangpa-chen where he presents vast offerings.

11. He takes part to a vast prayer assembly in Ganden.

12. Back to his room in Ganden, Je Tsongkhapa is seriously ill. He gives his last instructions to his disciples and particularly to Gyeltsab Je whom he designates as his successor.

13. Je Tsongkhapa passes away.

Thangka description is taken from Je Tsongkhapa by Francoise Wang (A Detchene Eusel Ling Publication, 2002)

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  1. Choong on Dec 15, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    This is a must revisit as one learns more about the different traditions and lineages. Then one would appreciate more the significance of Lama Tsongkhapa’s life story. Thank you Rinpoche for making it available to us. May Je Tsongkhapa’s teachings spread in the ten directions.

  2. Wan Wai Meng on Aug 9, 2014 at 1:57 am

    So vast is Je Tsongkhapa’s work to benefit all beings, truly amazing. The biography of Trijang Rinpcohe is evidently quite similar to Je Tsongkhapa’s , Trijang Rinpoche in his lifetime would be giving initiations and teaching non stop.

  3. Hee TS on Aug 8, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing such insightful commentaries. Adding with those amazing pictures, it really allows me to understand Thangkas of Lama Tsongkhapa’s Life Story much easily

  4. Pee Bee Chong on Aug 4, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the Buddha Images & Thangka

  5. Edwin Tan on Jun 23, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Very nice thangkas of Lord Tsongkapa with such detailed stories of his life in each thangka. I didn’t know thangkas depicts stories of the Buddhas. I am glad I came across this article and have the opportunity to learn from this.

    It is a faster way to learn of Lord Tsongkapa’s life in this article to recommend to friends.

    Thank you Rinpoche.

  6. Julien Roth on Jun 16, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    Thank you for sharing this with us Rinpoche. I enjoyed reading about the different thangkas and I really hope that a lot of others did too. I hope Rinpoche shares more things like this in the future because I would love to read them.

  7. Sean Wang on Jun 16, 2014 at 12:08 am

    Thank you for sharing these wonderful images. i love reading the commentaries that come with them, it allows me a deeper insight into what I am viewing. Thank you, Rinpoche.

  8. Elsie Toy on Jun 10, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    Dear Guru
    Thank you for the beautiful images as i go through them my heart suddenly crushed as the thought “how his mother misses him and wishes to see him instead of returning home to see his mother Lama Tsongkhapa had a thangka of him image drawn and sent to him mother” so he could continue with his practice.

  9. Dan Eidson on Feb 13, 2014 at 3:46 am

    Many thanks for these Rinpoche. We will be possibliy using some of them for the Sangha at the Katog retreat center in Arkansas. Khentrul Lodro Thaye Rinpoche of Nyingma is my teacher.
    Emaho, Dan

    • tsemtulku on Jun 9, 2014 at 10:00 am

      Dear Dan, you are very welcome. I have many beautiful dharma art available for free download so people in the remotest part of the world can have beautiful images of enlightenment on their shrines. I want everyone to be blessed. Tsem Rinpoche

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  13. Low ksjc on Aug 7, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Thank you for the sharing. I certainly enjoy reading the commentary for all the Thangkas.The drawing in the Thangkas realy come to life with the discription from Francoise Wang. I will read again in the future to get more insight into the lifetime achivement of our dear Je Tsongkhapa.

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  • Lin Mun
    Wednesday, Mar 1. 2017 09:54 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this beautiful story. I believe miracles happened because we believe in Buddha and Protector. We may not be able to see or understand how it happens but I believe with the blessing of Buddha, it will happen. Importantly we have the right motivation and towards the benefit of others.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/autobiography/the-mala.html
  • Alice Tay
    Wednesday, Mar 1. 2017 05:39 PM
    Rejoice Mitra in his endeavours to use his own language to give dharma teachings and introduce Dorje Shugden to his Nepali friends, helped to install a Dorje Shugden statue in their work hall. This is wonderful and may his good aspirations come true i.e. to spread the dharma with his own language by doing more and serving the Nepali communities.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing and I shall be more compassion to everyone and keep this in mind:
    We need to take the time to teach everyone dharma, prayers and give them hope at their level.
    No one who wishes to learn dharma should be left out.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/mitra-teaches-bhagwan-dorje-shugden-in-nepali.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Mar 1. 2017 04:10 PM
    Since young i loved reading ghost stories ,I am scared but not now as i grow older.As i believe we do not disturb them, they will too not disturb us.They do exist after all ….trust and have faith in whatever religion we practice for sure and we will not be connected to them and have protection by our powerful protector.We do love the things that scare us ,maybe out of curiosity wanted to know more. Thats it nothing more.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing and Shakila for explanation in details , different unseen beings or ghost.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/boo-why-do-we-love-the-things-that-scare-us.html#comment-736967
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Mar 1. 2017 03:34 PM
    Looking at those few photos i could imagine ,those chickens had suffered
    so much pain,is the consumption of battery farmed eggs. Its good to be on vegetarian so as to less killing of live stocks and eggs onto our plates The egg industry hides its practices, no one knows about the cruelty till they saw it with own eyes and that many people might think twice of eating farmed eggs.The hens were crammed in small dirty cages… so sick and exhausted.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/a-chicken-and-egg-situation.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Wednesday, Mar 1. 2017 02:50 PM
    Rejoice to see Nepalese learning up the prayers of Dorje Shugden who can help them remove obstacles that are hindering their spiritual progress. Thank you, Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing and to Mitra for the hard work in bringing Dorje Shugden and Dharma to many people.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/mitra-teaches-bhagwan-dorje-shugden-in-nepali.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Tuesday, Feb 28. 2017 12:49 PM
    Thank you for this wonderful write up about communal living with the Dharma family members. It makes complete sense to get to know the people whom we work closely with both during and after working hours. It is essential to understand their thinking process and mannerism to cut down any unnecessary misunderstanding; and better still, capitalize on each others’ strength for better results. It also makes “work” less stressful. This is totally THE thing for the people who has no huge family commitments. This article also gives me a glimpse into Rinpoche’s vision of creating a community living. Fast forward 7 years, Rinpoche’s vision is manifesting as Kechara Forest Retreat! Rejoice!

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/dharma-houses.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Tuesday, Feb 28. 2017 12:37 PM
    Thank you for the wonderful compilation of Rinpoche’s teachings and sharings that owned the year 2013! Each post, tweet and youtube is very valuable because of the profound Dharma from Rinpoche that not only serves as our daily guidance but also topics for us to contemplate and meditate on. I will bookmark this page so that I can refer to these teachings again and again.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/2013-in-review-the-very-best-of-tsem-rinpoche.html
  • Joy
    Tuesday, Feb 28. 2017 11:36 AM
    ***Tashi Lhunpo Monastery***

    Located in Shigatse, the 2nd largest city of Tibet, Tashi Lunpo is a beautiful Tibetan Buddhist Gelugpa lineage monastery that continues to practice Dorje Shugden without discrimination!
    Founded by the 1st Dalai Lama Gyalwa Gendun Drup in 1447. It is one of the six big monasteries of the Gelugpa lineage, it covers almost 300,000 square meters (3,229,279 sq. ft.). Since the 4th Panchen Lama took over as the head of the monastery, Tashi Lhunpo has been the seat of all Panchen Lamas up until this day… http://www.dorjeshugden.org/temples/tashi-lhunpo-monastery
  • Joy
    Tuesday, Feb 28. 2017 11:35 AM
    This is really SHOCKING! You must READ!

    How Tibetan leadership treats a sponsor (jindak)

    As a kid, all of us (both Rinpoche and my family) had very little personal funds. We didn’t even have enough to have a Dharma centre, so Rinpoche would give Dharma teachings in various people’s houses. A portion of the funds raised would always be redirected to the monasteries for whatever requests they had made. Today, none of us are allowed to go to the monasteries we have raised so much sponsorship for… http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/how-tibetan-leadership-treats-a-sponsor-jindak.html
  • Ben
    Tuesday, Feb 28. 2017 11:15 AM
    For Pastor Shin – Thanks!
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  • Lin Mun
    Monday, Feb 27. 2017 09:29 PM
    Rejoice for the Kechara team members for being able to receive the gift from Rinpoche. It is also how much Guru love and care for his students well being. We can repay Guru’s kindness by doing more dharma work and transform ourselves to be better so we can benefit others.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/chinese-new-year-shopping.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Monday, Feb 27. 2017 06:05 PM
    So much pain and torturing inflicted on the poor animals to satisfy our demand for eggs. I hope this article creates the awareness for all of us to rethink our diet and find alternatives to replace eggs. Getting free range eggs or “kampung” eggs is a slightly better idea as long as we are assured that the farm that produces these eggs provide the free range / “kampung” condition for the chicken. The best idea is to omit egg from our diet completely. Thank you, Rinpoche for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/a-chicken-and-egg-situation.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Monday, Feb 27. 2017 05:06 PM
    The importance of Fasting Buddha is to remind us that there will be much difficulties in the process to enlightenment and we must overcome them before we can finally achieve success. Fortitude and diligence are the accessories to overcoming the difficulties. It took Buddha six years of hardship and extreme fasting to gain realization on the “Middle Way”, what more for clowns like us? Thank you, Rinpoche for this teaching.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/fasting-buddha.html
  • Joy
    Monday, Feb 27. 2017 07:15 AM
    ***The Blessings of the Guru***

    Guru devotion and clean samaya with one’s Guru are commonly recognised and emphasised as the foundation of Dharma study and practice in all schools of Tibetan Buddhism. From the legendary Padmasambhava of the Nyingma lineage to the revered mahasiddhas Milarepa and Naropa of the Kagyu tradition, to the great Pabongka Rinpoche of the Gelugpa lineage of practitioners; Guru devotion is undisputedly the common and fundamental element for any Dharma realisation, attainment and ultimately Enlightenment… more>> http://www.dorjeshugden.org/blog/the-blessings-of-the-guru
  • Joy
    Monday, Feb 27. 2017 07:14 AM
    For all who wants some sacred images in their environment, you can download & print these high-res images of enlightened beings ABSOLUTELY FREE here
    >>Buddha Images (Free Download)<< http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
    H.E. Tsem Rinpoche has selected & kindly made these beautiful high quality sacred images available for all to have. Enjoy, be blessed & share this with others.

    Do let Rinpoche know at the comments section which images you downloaded as Rinpoche would feel very happy knowing it has benefited you 😀

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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.
~Tsem Rinpoche

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Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl checking out the scene..cute
4 days 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 days 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
3 weeks 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
3 weeks ago
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
1 month ago
This is a good one to read
Mumu is silly and cute and funny
1 month ago
Mumu is silly and cute and funny
Mumu\'s hair is messy and he looks funny
1 month ago
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
2 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
2 months ago
Message to Tibetans in English
Message to the Tibetans
2 months ago
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
2 months ago
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
2 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
2 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
3 months ago
This huge Buddha in Korea is magnificent
The very first oracle of Dorje Shugden in trance statue. I have commissioned this.
3 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.
3 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.
3 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
3 months ago
Kyabje Zemey, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Kyabje Pabongka Choktrul Rinpoche
My Oser girl and Mumu boy are so adorable
3 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
3 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?
4 months ago
Tenzing Norgay found this in Nepal. Guess what it is?
Sir Edmund Hillary
4 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
4 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
5 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
5 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...
5 months ago
Taken in Lake Champlain in Canada. A huge water monster...neat...
Beautiful! His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang has always been good friends with His Holiness Karmapa. No wonder H.H. Karmapa never spoke against Dorje Shugden. Two reasons perhaps: One is he knows the qualities of Trijang Rinpoche who is a attained being. And Karmapa himself has clairvoyance to perceive the true nature of Dorje Shugden directly. I love to see great beings like this manifesting closeness. When I see, I just want to prostrate to them and thank them for sharing such good examples to someone like me. Praise to the ego-less mind! Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
Beautiful! His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang has always been good friends with His Holiness Karmapa. No wonder H.H. Karmapa never spoke against Dorje Shugden. Two reasons perhaps: One is he knows the qualities of Trijang Rinpoche who is a attained being. And Karmapa himself has clairvoyance to perceive the true nature of Dorje Shugden directly. I love to see great beings like this manifesting closeness. When I see, I just want to prostrate to them and thank them for sharing such good examples to someone like me. Praise to the ego-less mind! Tsem Rinpoche
Serkong Dorje Chang on the left and his son Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche on the right.
5 months ago
Serkong Dorje Chang on the left and his son Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche on the right.
High lamas in France September 2016
5 months ago
High lamas in France September 2016
༧གོང་ས་ཆེན་པོ་སྐུ་འཕྲེང་བཅུ་བཞི་པ་མཆོག་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན། - Interesting relationship between 14th Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden:   http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109757
5 months ago
༧གོང་ས་ཆེན་པོ་སྐུ་འཕྲེང་བཅུ་བཞི་པ་མཆོག་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན། - Interesting relationship between 14th Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109757
Dalai Lama Says We Can Practise Dorje Shugden Finally! Read more on this development--- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109777
5 months ago
Dalai Lama Says We Can Practise Dorje Shugden Finally! Read more on this development--- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109777
More time spent in dharma work is more karma collected to be happy and more time spent in non-dharma works is more karma collected to be unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
More time spent in dharma work is more karma collected to be happy and more time spent in non-dharma works is more karma collected to be unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche
All Dorje Shugden prophesizes will come to pass,
 Those who generate refuge and merits will trust, 
 By trusting one will see the good results of his pronouncements,
 By seeing the good results, one\'s path becomes more clear, 
 The path of practice, purification and siddhic results, 
 This would eliminate the samsara within our minds.
 ~Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
All Dorje Shugden prophesizes will come to pass, Those who generate refuge and merits will trust, By trusting one will see the good results of his pronouncements, By seeing the good results, one's path becomes more clear, The path of practice, purification and siddhic results, This would eliminate the samsara within our minds. ~Tsem Rinpoche
Large Dorje Shugden statue built by the 5th Dalai Lama and housed in Trode Khangsar. Sock Wand and Mdm Chuah took this picture in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
5 months ago
Large Dorje Shugden statue built by the 5th Dalai Lama and housed in Trode Khangsar. Sock Wand and Mdm Chuah took this picture in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
Our own Kecharian Mdm. Chua with the oracle of Dorje Shugden Gen Tenzin Tsultrim in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
5 months ago
Our own Kecharian Mdm. Chua with the oracle of Dorje Shugden Gen Tenzin Tsultrim in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Trode Khangsar-the Chapel to Dorje Shugden built 400 years ago by the Great 5th Dalai Lama-Tibet 2016
5 months ago
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Trode Khangsar-the Chapel to Dorje Shugden built 400 years ago by the Great 5th Dalai Lama-Tibet 2016
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Gaden Monastery, Tibet 2016
5 months ago
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Gaden Monastery, Tibet 2016
                         This is the oracle of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa, Tibet. His name is Gen Tenzin Tsultrim of Sera Monastery in Tibet.
5 months ago
This is the oracle of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa, Tibet. His name is Gen Tenzin Tsultrim of Sera Monastery in Tibet.
Ms. Sock Wan, Oracle of Dorje Shugden in Tibet Gen Tenzin Tsultrim, Mdm Chuah and Mr. Tashi in Tibet 2016
5 months ago
Ms. Sock Wan, Oracle of Dorje Shugden in Tibet Gen Tenzin Tsultrim, Mdm Chuah and Mr. Tashi in Tibet 2016
Mahasiddha Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche, H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Ven. Rabten Choktrul Rinpoche 2016
5 months ago
Mahasiddha Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche, H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Ven. Rabten Choktrul Rinpoche 2016
His Eminence Mahasiddha Gangchen Rinpoche and the official oracle of Dorje Shugden Panglung Kuten Choji lah in Italy together September 2016
5 months ago
His Eminence Mahasiddha Gangchen Rinpoche and the official oracle of Dorje Shugden Panglung Kuten Choji lah in Italy together September 2016
My thoughts on Malaysia. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
6 months ago
My thoughts on Malaysia. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
Beautiful thangka of Vajra Yogini. Look at the details where she appears in visions and also takes people to Kechara.
6 months ago
Beautiful thangka of Vajra Yogini. Look at the details where she appears in visions and also takes people to Kechara.
Left to right:

His Holiness the Gaden Throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche (very young) and His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Prayer Hall during prayers.
6 months ago
Left to right: His Holiness the Gaden Throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche (very young) and His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Prayer Hall during prayers.
 It\'s nice when families support the spiritual journeys of their children. This is one beautiful family of Pastor Niral of Kechara
6 months ago
It's nice when families support the spiritual journeys of their children. This is one beautiful family of Pastor Niral of Kechara
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    [11/02/2017] Mumu darling is a very good boy.
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    [11/02/2017] Mumu and Oser eating together.
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    Great spiritual rock carving in Tibet
  • You will Never be Ready
    2 months ago
    You will Never be Ready
    Dear friends, watch this video and ready, if we keep waiting till we are ready, that day will never come. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Stop asking for Easy
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    Must Watch this Video!
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    Sacred Tibetan Incense - Nyimo County, Lhasa, Tibet
  • Kyabje Denma Gonsa Rinpoche on Samaya
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    Kyabje Denma Gonsa Rinpoche on Samaya
    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
  • His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Propitiating Protectors & Oracles
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    His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Propitiating Protectors & Oracles
    This was on FB and I came across it. His Holiness said in Tibetan institutions there is a lot of propitiating protector/oracles and this is not what Buddhism is about. So they are putting Nechung/Tema oracles within the video to say what is he talking about when he does it himself. This is confusing is the message to his people. TR
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    5 months ago
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    Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche recites offering stanza to Dorje Shugden Septemeber 2016

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