Becoming Dulzin Drakpa Gyaltsen

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Dulzin Drakpa Gyaltsen, heart son of Lama Tsongkhapa and founder of Gaden Monastery

(By Tsem Rinpoche and Pastor Jean Ai)

Few practitioners have reached the heights of fame as Dulzin Drakpa Gyaltsen, whose name is known to Gelug practitioners everywhere as the builder of Gaden Monastery. Not many people however, will know the extent of the deeds performed by this accomplished master whose Dharma practice spanned countless lifetimes before he reincarnated as the esteemed master, scholar and student of Lama Tsongkhapa.

Dulzin’s deeds inspired enough people that on multiple occasions, high lamas and even the Buddhas were directly consulted about his previous lifetimes. According to the writings of H.E. Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche, on one occasion, the master Khekyen Lekye Dorje consulted Vajrapani about the past lives of Dulzin Drakpa Gyaltsen. On another occasion, Lama Umapa, an acclaimed teacher of Lama Tsongkhapa, and Tokden Jampel Gyatso both consulted none other than Manjushri himself. Tokden Jampel Gyatso was one of the eight disciples who accompanied Lama Tsongkhapa during his famous four-year retreat in a cave.

 

To Khekyen Lekye Dorje, by the Buddha Vajrapani

In all three instances, the main essence of Dulzin’s past lives were exactly the same, with some slight differences. It is for certain that Dulzin’s first recorded incarnation was that of a Brahma by the name of Chiwu Gopam. He lived during the time of Lopa Desi, a previous Buddha.

As Chiwu Gopam, he once made offerings of delicious foods to Lopa Desi’s emanation, a Pratekayabuddha. As he made his begging bowlful of offerings, he accompanied it with a two-fold prayer:

  • that he will always be able to practise the Dharma in his current life, and in all future lives;
  • that he would be reborn in barbarian lands, devoid of Dharma, to bring Buddha’s teachings to millions of people and to bring them to the Three Vehicles

According to the writings of Dagom Rinpoche, this prayer resulted in Dulzin’s six subsequent rebirths in barbarian lands, as the king of these lands who spread Dharma far and wide. Indeed in these lifetimes, he was able to fulfil his promise to bring millions of people to the Three Vehicles of Hinayana, Mahayana and Vajrayana.

Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche, painted as a thangka together with Dorje Shugden (below). In some traditions, it is taught that Dulzin took rebirth as Panchen Sonam Drakpa and Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen, who later arose as the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden.

Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche, painted as a thangka together with Dorje Shugden (below). In some traditions, it is taught that Dulzin took rebirth as Panchen Sonam Drakpa and Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen, who later arose as the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden.

For many lives after this, Vajrapani said that Dulzin took rebirths as monks and panditas to teach the Dharma. In the incarnation just before Dulzin however, he took rebirth in a heaven where he was known as Lhayipu Shiwui Tog, who taught Dharma to the gods. After he passed away in this life, he took rebirth as Dulzin Drakpa Gyaltsen, one of the heart students of Lama Tsongkhapa.

During his lifetime as Dulzin, he performed many activities to benefit sentient beings and the Dharma in general. Most famous of his activities was building Gaden Monastery, which he then offered up to his teacher, Lama Tsongkhapa. A highly realised being who abided in love and compassion, Dulzin had a lot of students, many of whom came to become accomplished in the tantras themselves. His body was so holy that anyone who laid eyes on him had the seeds of Dharma imprinted in their mindstream.

Dulzin also made a lot of Maitreya Buddha statues and thangkas during his lifetime, and also made frequent requests to Maitreya Buddha. As a result, when he passed away, he went directly to Tushita where he became Maitreya’s heart son known as Shiwui Nyingpo.

According to Vajrapani, as recorded in the writings of Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche, it would be Dulzin’s final rebirth before he would manifest his enlightened nature as a Buddha. During this time, he would be known as the Buddha Deshen Shegpa Jampei Wangpo (‘Deshen’ meaning ’emptiness’ and ‘Shegpa’ meaning ‘to see clearly’).

 

To Tokden Jampel Gyatso, by the Buddha Manjushri

This tradition was told to Khekyen Lekye Dorje by Vajrapani, and to Lama Umapa by Manjushri. A similar tradition was told to Tokden Jampel Gyatso by Manjushri, who received a slightly different tradition due to his asking Manjushri specific questions. After requesting Manjushri on multiple occasions to tell him about the previous lives of Dulzin Drakpa Gyaltsen, Manjushri finally answered Tokden Jampel Gyatso.

According to Dagom Rinpoche, Tokden Jampel Gyatso asked four questions of Manjushri:

  1. who was Dulzin Drakpa Gyaltsen’s first life, second life and in his lives after that?
  2. in this life, how will Dulzin’s activities benefit the Dharma?
  3. how long a life will Dulzin live?
  4. where should Dulzin stay that will be beneficial to the Dharma, and that will improve Dulzin’s practice?

Manjushri told Tokden Jampel Gyatso a similar tradition, that Dulzin’s first recorded rebirth was that of the Brahma Chiwu Gopam at the time of Lopa Desi. He subsequently took rebirth in barbarian lands for six lifetimes, as a king who spread the Dharma to his people.

Then, adding to the traditions received by Khekyen Lekye Dorje and Lama Umapa, Manjushri said that during the time of the current Buddha Shakyamuni, Dulzin took rebirth as the monk (gelong) Dulwa Tog who was known to be proficient in the Tripitaka. His subsequent rebirths were as panditas, gelongs and monks who were all known to be extremely clever and knowledgeable.

In his lifetime just before taking rebirth as Dulzin, Manjushri also told Tokden Jampel Gyatso that Dulzin took rebirth in a heaven as Lhayipu Shiwui Tog.

After passing away as Lhayipu Shiwui Tog, he took rebirth as Dulzin and due to his very strong connection with Lama Tsongkhapa, came to become one of his heart students. During his time with Tsongkhapa, and due to his very deep faith in his teacher, his practice greatly improved and he achieved high realisations in both sutra and tantra.

Meyo Karpo (Miyowa Karpo; White Achala) who followed Duldzin closely from lifetime to lifetime

Meyo Karpo (Miyowa Karpo; White Achala) who followed Duldzin closely from lifetime to lifetime

Manjushri then told Tokden Jampel Gyatso that for many lifetimes, the deity Meyo Karpo had already been following Dulzin and serving him. Sometimes, Dulzin’s previous lifetimes would be able to see Meyo Karpo as if one human could see another; at other times, Meyo Karpo would come to Dulzin’s previous lifetimes in dreams.

Another deity also extremely close to Dulzin’s previous lives was, according to Manjushri, the deity Oser Chenma or Marici. She had cleared Dulzin’s obstacles on many occasions. Heruka was also a significant figure in Dulzin’s previous lives, having blessed him for many lifetimes before he took rebirth as Dulzin.

Tokden Jampel Gyatso also learned that Dulzin had a very close connection with White Manjushri (Jamyang Karpo) who had followed Dulzin for his most recent three previous lifetimes. In those lifetimes, Dulzin had been able to perceive Manjushri directly and have direct communication with this Buddha.

However, on one occasion, one of Dulzin’s previous lifetimes had given a White Manjushri initiation to someone who was not ready, impure and did not have clear samaya with Manjushri. As a result of this, Dulzin’s previous lifetime broke his commitment with Manjushri and henceforth could not perceive Manjushri as clearly as before. It seemed as though Manjushri had retreated a little, thus blurring Dulzin’s previous lifetime’s vision of Manjushri (such as it was described by Dagom Rinpoche).

This was therefore an obstacle to Dulzin’s practice and accomplishments in his current lifetime. Manjushri recommended to Tokden Jampel Gyatso that in order for Dulzin to repair the broken commitment, he should write Manjushri’s mantra 10,000 times in precious inks (made of gold, silver, jewels, etc.). He should also recite Manjushri’s mantra 100 times and that both acts of writing and reciting should be carried out with deep regret.

In Dagom Rinpoche’s writings, Manjushri described the repercussions of Dulzin’s previous life having given initiation to someone not ready. Manjushri said that even after completing these tasks, it would be difficult for Dulzin to meet with Manjushri for another 60 years and that in fact, Dulzin most likely would not live past the age of 60.

Oser Chenma, also known as Marici, is the Tara of the Dawn who comes riding astride the sun's rays on a chariot drawn by pigs. Her practice is best engaged in during sunrise.

Oser Chenma, also known as Marici, is the Tara of the Dawn who comes riding astride the sun’s rays on a chariot drawn by pigs. Her practice is best engaged in during sunrise.

Manjushri also cautioned Tokden Jampel Gyatso that it would not be easy for Dulzin to complete these tasks. Obstacles would arise because although these tasks were set to repair broken commitments, they were also by their very nature Dharma work. When engaging in any Dharma work or activities, obstacles would inevitably arise as a result of karma accumulated in our previous lives. Manjushri thus recommended a list of pujas for Dulzin to complete in order to clear these obstacles, including pujas propitiating the assistance of Four-Faced Mahakala and Hayagriva. Manjushri recommended that Dulzin recite their mantras 10,000 times each day.

The karma of giving initiations to unprepared students with impure relationship with the teacher and deity was therefore so heavy that the repercussions followed Dulzin from lifetime to lifetime.

Manjushri then answered Tokden Jampel Gyatso’s final question – where would be best for Dulzin to stay? Manjushri said that it would be better for Dulzin to stay with Tsongkhapa and serve him, and that doing so would improve his mind and practice, and flourishing of virtue. Then, just like Vajrapani had told Khekyen Lekye Dorje and Lama Umapa, Manjushri also told Tokden Jampel Gyatso that Dulzin would take rebirth in Tushita, in front of Maitreya.

Above are therefore two traditions related to the previous and future lives of Dulzin Drakpa Gyaltsen, heart son of Tsongkhapa. In other traditions, it is taught that Dulzin Drakpa Gyaltsen later took rebirth as Panchen Sonam Drakpa and, much later on, as Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen who became none other than the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden.

Panchen Sonam Drakpa himself was an acclaimed master whose texts, writings and commentaries are studied as core texts by the great Gelug monasteries to this very day. It is one thing to practise and gain enlightenment; it takes an entirely different calibre of master to teach, compose and write proven methods of gaining enlightenment.

Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen was of course viewed by the people who served the Great 5th Dalai Lama as a competitor to the 5th Dalai Lama. People flocked to him to receive teachings, and receive practices and blessings. His attainments were so great, and popularity so unrivalled that the Dalai Lama’s jealous attendants saw fit to murder him and rid their lama of any potential so-called competition.

So if these are therefore the level of attainments possessed by Dulzin Drakpa Gyaltsen in his past and future lives, how is it possible that one of his future incarnations as Dorje Shugden can be anything but enlightened?

May the incarnations of Dulzin Drakpa Gyaltsen, wherever they may be, live long lives and their Dharma activities swiftly come to fruition. May their enlightened deeds continue to manifest in lifetime after lifetime, for the benefit of all sentient beings and through their works, create countless more Dharma teachers to preserve and propagate the holy lineage of the King of Dharma Je Tsongkhapa himself.

 

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  1. Wan Wai Meng on Nov 30, 2016 at 12:14 am

    The prayer Duldzin made while offering to a Pratekayabuddha is an indication of his deep compassion for sentient beings.

    – that he will always be able to practise the Dharma in his current life, and in all future lives;
    – that he would be reborn in barbarian lands, devoid of Dharma, to bring Buddha’s teachings to millions of people and to bring them to the Three Vehicles

    For so many lifetimes Duldzin was a realized master, bodhisattva so it is impossible for him to manifest as Dorje Shugden a spirit. It will also transgress the laws of karma.

  2. Samfoonheei on Nov 19, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    Interesting and inspiring story of Dulzin Drakpa Gyaltsen. Good to know about his previous life. His incarnation line has already proven that Dorje Shugden is a enlightened being who is here to protect the Dharma practitioners and even taken a oath to protect Tsongkhapa lineage. During his lifetime as Dulzin, he performed many activities to benefit sentient beings,and the most famous of his activities was building Gaden Monastery He made used of his precious human life, and his reincarnations to spread Dharma to others.
    Thank you Rinpoche and team for sharing this inspiring post.

  3. Freon on Oct 18, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    Dulzin 1st incarnation as Lopa Desi had already make a prayer to bring dharma to lay person and most of his reincarnation was a monk, who hold vows for many lifetimes.
    When Lopa Desi passed away, he took rebirth in God realms as Lhayipu Shiwui Tog where he taught dharma to the Gods.
    When he took rebirth in this earth, He is the heart son to Lama Tsongkhapa name Dulzin Drakpa Gyaltsen and when he rebirth in Tushita heaven, he became the heart son of Maitreya known as Shiwui Nyingpo.

    Dulzin’s final rebirth will be a Buddha known as the Buddha Deshen Shegpa Jampei Wangpo (‘Deshen’ meaning ’emptiness’ and ‘Shegpa’ meaning ‘to see clearly’).

    Such highly attain being, is known to be the reincarnation line of Dorje Shugden. Thus Dorje Shugden is an enlighten protector. Not only this, he is very close to us as lay dharma practitioners as he have been teaching the lay people for many reincarnation. And He is a qualify Guru for both Sutra and Tantra. We are lucky to have known him and become his disciple, and is our dharma protector.

    I am quite shock to learn on the consequences of giving initiation to students who are not ready. The consequences are very heavy. And it can be influent to many lifetimes. It is not easy to be a Guru. Thus, if we are sincere to be dharma students and learned under highly attain master, we must have strong Guru Devotion, and not risk the Guru and also took away the chances that the Guru can benefit to more people. We have to be ready to be a suitable vessel for dharma. Not get the initiation because of our own greedy and ego.

    I prayed may the reincarnation line of Dulzin stayed long and many people will be suitable vessel to hold dharma well under the guidance of Dulzin Drakpa Gyaltsen.

    Thank you Pastor Elena for this inspirational story about Dulzin Drakpa Gyaltsen

    Regards
    Freon

  4. Carmen K on Oct 16, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    For Buddhas Manjushri and Vajrapani to be able to recognise the previous incarnations of Dulzin Drakpa Gyaltsen, they would also have been able to see his future lives, where Dulzin Drakpa Gyaltsen would eventually became Dorje Shugden. The fact that they had acknowledged such an illustrious lineage of incarnations to Dulzin Drakpa Gyaltsen, does not make sense that Dorje Shugden, who has the same mindstream, can suddenly be evil. Dulzin Drakpa Gyaltsen has taken rebirth time and time again, for the benefit of sentient beings, as a lineage holder, and the Buddhas Manjushri and Vajrapani does not say this of everyone. If even the Buddhas had recognised the amazing deeds in the past and future lives of Dulzin Drakpa Gyaltsen, then who are we to say otherwise? Unless we do not believe in Manjushri, Vajrapani and the nature of an enlightened mind, then all else that has been said about Dulzin Drakpa Gyaltsen and Dorje Shugden arises from our lack of merit to perceive his enlightened nature and seek his assistance in our spiritual path.

  5. Karenc. on Oct 13, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    Enlightened masters are always so compassionate towards all beings. Dulzin Drakpa Gyeltsen’s subsequent 6 incarnations were born in barbarian land with the sole purpose of spreading Dharma and to bring them to the Three Vehicles. If it’s not with selfless mind, who would wish to be reborn in barbarian places?

    Dulzin’s accomplishments in all his previous life and future life as Dharma Protector are huge and the legacy He left behind are of great benefits to all Dharma practitioners. i.e the building of Gaden Monastery who produced so many erudite scholars and through their hardwork, the lineage is alive until today.

    The powerful Dorje Shugden practise that has helped many in their lives today is due to the oath Dulzin Drakpa Gyeltsen made to protect Tsongkhapa lineage. All these remarkable accomplishments by these Boddhisattvas are the results of them keeping their promises. “His Promise, Our Happiness”

  6. Wylfred Ng on Oct 13, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    谢谢邝仁爱讲法师的对于持律主扎巴坚赞的研究和分享。

    原来持律主扎巴坚赞早在过去佛的时代就已经发下大愿, 希望可以把三乘佛法带给大家。也会在没有佛法的野蛮国度转世及转法轮。

    持律主扎巴坚赞在宗喀巴时代也是宗喀巴大师的八大弟子之一, 更在该世建造寺院,然后供养给上师宗喀巴大师。

    不过文章里提及的持律主扎巴坚赞的其中一世前世因为给了文殊灌顶于不合格者而破坏了他与文殊菩萨的三昧耶。 我说看到的就是如果我们如果想得到密续灌顶是必须非常严厉的守着我们的三昧耶戒, 不然我们上师的佛法事业则会受到影响。

    持律主扎巴坚赞也因为他的大愿而在杜固扎巴坚赞那一世化身成为护法—多杰雄登, 更是进一步在这个末法时期帮助我们这些身在娑婆世界的人们。

    谢谢

  7. Anne Ong on Oct 13, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    This is truly an interesting and inspiring background of Dulzin Drakpa Gyaltsen. And I always love to read stories about incarnations. Hope more people will take their spiritual practise more seriously and be like Dulzin Drakpa Gyaltsen. Very good write up Pastor Jean Ai.Thank you very much 🙂

  8. Sock Wan on Oct 13, 2016 at 7:05 am

    Thank you Pastor Jean Ai for sharing with us the story of Dulzin Drakpa Gyeltsen, particularly his previous life.

    Dulzin Drakpa Gyaltsen was already somebody holy before Shakyamuni time, with the aspiration he made, he was always connected to Dharma life time after life time. Not only that, each life time he was able to benefit many with his Dharma activities.

    Purification practice is also a very important practice. In the article, it says that due to the broken Samaya of the student who received the White Manjushri initiation, Dulzin Drakpa Gyaltsen was not able to have clear vision of Manjushri and had to do a lot of purification practice. I believe at the time when Dulzin Drakpa Gyaltsen gave the White Manjushri practice to the student, he must have known the student would break the samaya, but due to the kindness and compassion of the Lama, Dulzin Drakpa Gyaltsen gave the initiation regardless.

    Dulzin Drakpa Gyaltsen was not an ordinary lama, not only in his previous lives he was already someone with remarkable achievement in spreading Dharma, his following incarnations such as Panchen Sonam Drakpa and Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen were also very famous masters. Panchen Sonam Drakpa was the only lama who was the abbot of Gaden, Sera and Drepung monastery and also the 15th Gaden Tripa. Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen arose as the great Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden due to the promise he made to protect Tsongkhapa’s teachings in his previous life.

  9. William Chua on Oct 12, 2016 at 8:05 pm

    A prayer which is great on compassion:

    “that he would be reborn in barbarian lands, devoid of Dharma, to bring Buddha’s teachings to millions of people and to bring them to the Three Vehicles”

    This is the prayer of Dulzin Grakpa Gyeltsen when he offered alms to a Pratekayabuddha. No doubt that Dulzin’s lives previous and after are of contribution to the spread of Dharma as recorded in three traditions. In our tradition, he subsequently arose to be Dorje Shugden to protect the teachings of Je Tsongkhapa. Because of Dultzin that many centuries later, we have Kechara who propitiates Dorje Shugden and brings Dharma to many in Malaysia and the world.

  10. Pastor Han Nee on Oct 11, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    Dorje Shugden arose as a supramundane Dharma Protector from Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen. We have seen in the blogpost ” Who is Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen” how accomplished and attained Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen was. Now in this blogpost, we learn that Duldzin Drakpa Gyeltsen (who, according to Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche in “Music Delighting the Ocean of Protectors”, gave the promise to arise as Protector to protect Je Tsongkhapa’s special teachings) is also very highly accomplished and attained , and as compassionate.

    He was so compassionate that, as Chiwu Gopam (his first recorded incarnation), he had made offerings and prayers that he would be “reborn in barbarian lands, devoid of Dharma, to bring Buddha’s teachings to millions of people and to bring them to the Three Vehicles”

    Hence in his six subsequent rebirths he was indeed reborn in barbarian lands, as the king of these lands who spread Dharma far and wide. He was thus able to fulfill his promise to bring millions of people to the Three Vehicles of Hinayana, Mahayana and Vajrayana.

    His extraordinary quality of holding the Vinaya purely is reflected in the following words from this post: ” His body was so holy that anyone who laid eyes on him had the seeds of Dharma imprinted in their mindstream”.

    In his rebirth as Duldzin Drakpa Gyeltsen, he accomplished a great act of pure Guru Devotion by building Gaden Monastery and making an offering of the Monastery to his Guru, Je Tsongkhapa!

    After Dudzin Drakpa Gyeltsen, there was Panchen Sonam Drakpa Gyeltsen , who became abbot of all three monasteries, Gaden, Drepng and Sera, and a Gaden Tripa, a throneholder of Lama Tsongkhapa’s lineage teachings and practice! Panchen Sonam Drakpa was such a great teacher and erudite scholar that his works are being studied as core texts by the Gelug monasteries of today.

    From such a powerful lineage , how can a spirit arise?

  11. Martin on Sep 5, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    This is an important post about a very important lama of our lineage. Because of Dulzin Drakpa Gyaltsen’s connection with Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen, there isn’t much material and information about either Dulzin Drakpa and Tulku Drakpa. I can only guess that in the attempt to demonize Dorje Shugden, everything associated with the Protector including his past incarnations were eradicated.

    Dorje Shugden came about because of an oath made by the great Dulzin Drakpa to arise as a special Protector of Lama Tsongkhapa’s teachings on Shunyata. Such was the gravity of the task that the best and purest mind of the time apart from Lama Tsongkhapa was entrusted with it.

    Today, when detractors of Dorje Shugden deride the Protector as a ghost or evil spirit, they are saying that an enlightened being who was prophesied to arise as Buddha Deshen Shegpa Jampei Wangpo (also known as Sangye Rabsel or the 7th Buddha on this fortunate aeon – Buddha Shakyamuni would be the 4th and Maitreya the 5th) could instead fall to the the lower realms by the force of his ‘negative karma’.

    In essence they are saying that Buddhahood/Enlightenment is subject to errors. They are also saying that White Achala, Vajrapani, Manjushri and Maitreya all made a mistake about Dulzin Drakpa.

  12. JP on Sep 4, 2016 at 11:16 pm

    “that he will always be able to practise the Dharma in his current life, and in all future lives;

    that he would be reborn in barbarian lands, devoid of Dharma, to bring Buddha’s teachings to millions of people and to bring them to the Three Vehicles”

    The above aspirational prayers by Chiwu Gopam are hauntingly similar to Tsem Rinpoche’s daily prayers. I believe that this is the mind of Bodhisattvas who’s objective is to save all sentient beings in Samsara. They are the dharma warriors who would traverse to the most barbaric places where dharma is either non existent or not established, in order to guide all sentient beings toward the path of enlightenment.

    It is evident that they will never stop until all sentient beings get out of Samsara. Kechara is a dharma institution established by Tsem Rinpoche with the mission to guide all sentient beings towards enlightenment. Malaysians and people around the region are very fortunate to be near Kechara and have the opportunity to learn.

  13. Sofi on Sep 3, 2016 at 3:18 am

    Thank you Pastor Jean Ai for sharing such an inspirational article on Dulzin Drakpa Gyaltsen and his illustrious holy incarnations. It is amazing to read that his first incarnation was as far back as during the times of Buddha Lopa Desi’s time, as Chiwu Desi. And it really moves me so much to read of his aspirational prayers made during offerings of delicious foods to Lopa Desi’s emanation, a Pratekayabuddha. As he made his begging bowlful of offerings, he accompanied it with a two-fold prayer:

    – that he will always be able to practise the Dharma in his current life, and in all future lives;
    – that he would be reborn in barbarian lands, devoid of Dharma, to bring Buddha’s teachings to millions of people and to bring them to the Three Vehicles

    Submission to the Dharma and great compassion to bring Dharma to the people in the harshest of conditions, be it mental or physical. Sitting here in the comfort of my home, can you imagine yourself in “barbarian lands” propitiating Dharma when the people don’t even want or accept the Dharma? How much he would have to suffer to get their attention, teach and for them to practise? It really show the tremendous love and compassion he had even as Chiwu Desi. Of course, due his merits, Chiwu Desi was subsequently incarnated as Kings in barbarian countries in the next 6 lives. Therefore in his positions as Kings, he was able to fulfil his aspirational prayers to spread the Dharma to millions of his subjects.

    His subsequent incarnations as highly attained Masters of Dharma, always was in the position to teach and propitiate the precious Dharma to the people. For me, the connotation of “barbarian” is ignorance. When our minds are ignorant, we in a sense barbarian with the lack of wisdom. Therefore Chiwu Desi’s aspirational prayer is still in play, as Duldzin and his many incarnations teaches Dharma, as Panchen Sonam Drakpa’s written texts in use until today. Dharma to remove the “barbarianism” or ignorance in us.

    Another thing that struck me was how much we could affect our Gurus if we were not ready to receive a practice. As Buddha Manjushri told Tokden Jampel Gyatso, in Duldzin’s past incarnation he gave initiation to someone who was not ready and thus broke his samaya with White Manjushri leading to him not able to have that closeness in many subsequent lifetimes. In the Gurus’s compassionately giving us initiations to help us in our spiritual path, they are taking such a huge risk to their own attainments. We need to really remember our Guru’s great love and great risk he took if we ever think of slacking in our practices given. Do not chase after initiations but practice well what we have now (a reminder to myself).

    Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen being the incarnation of the same mind stream as enlightened Duldzin, Panchen Sonam Drakpa, etc. is already enlightened. As such, in him becoming the unusual Protector of Lama Tsongkapa’s teachings, Dorje Shugden, there shouldn’t be any doubt of his enlightened mind. Even as Dorje Shugden, the love of the Dharma does not wane as he still gives teachings through the Oracles. May his aspirational prayers continue to be fulfil in spreading the precious Dharma to his detractors who wrongfully accused him as a “Spirit” and banned his practice. With the spread of Dorje Shugden practice, one can see prove that enlightened activities cannot be stopped.

  14. Pastor Chia on Sep 1, 2016 at 11:30 pm

    Just like others enlightenment being compassion, Dulzin Drakpa Gyaltsen previous life has make his prayer to be that he will always be able to practise the Dharma in his current life, and in all future lives;
    that he would be reborn in barbarian lands, devoid of Dharma, to bring Buddha’s teachings to millions of people and to bring them to the Three Vehicles practice dharma and born in the barbarian place. That is no doubt after all Dulzin Drakpa Gyaltsen incarnation will continue his wishes promote dharma to benefit others.

  15. June Kang on Sep 1, 2016 at 11:16 pm

    Dulzin Drakpa Gyaltsen has benefited so many people in the past by reborn again and again to teach the Dharma especially in Barbarian lands. His Motivation is not just benefited the people in past but also has benefited the people in the future and right now is we. Therefore I totally agreed that mentioned in the article as follows:-

    “So if these are therefore the level of attainments possessed by Dulzin Drakpa Gyaltsen in his past and future lives, how is it possible that one of his future incarnations as Dorje Shugden can be anything but enlightened?”

  16. Julia Tan on Sep 1, 2016 at 11:06 pm

    After Tulku Drakpa Gyltsen had killed, this particular lineage, Drepung Zimkhang Gongma that started from Dulzin Drakpa Gyaltsen was completely wiped off due to political issue. It was during Dulzin Drakpa Gayltsen time, Nechung manifested as a little boy and requested him to become the protector to protect Lama Tsongkapa’s lineage. In order to achieve this goal, Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen was manifested to be killed in this way to generate wrath to become Dorje Shugden. Although the reincarnation was banned, but this did not stop the lineage which the enlightened mind to continue and benefit others. His guru Panchen Lama himself immediately recognised Khang Xi emperor as the reincanation of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen.

    Today Dorje Shugden being practiced by millions (the number still growing) all over the world. Some people practice for secular purposes and some spiritual purposes. No matter which one your prefer or chose or come first, He is here to help all sentient beings in order to plant the Dharma seed in you.

    There are also many people around the world see him as evil spirit. It does not matter. He can still benefit those who hated Him by planting a seed in them, so that in the near future, he would be able to hook them back to practice Dharma again. That is the mind and mission of an enlightened being.

  17. nicholas on Sep 1, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    Looking through these 3 instances of Dulzin’s lineage of incarnation, it was all the enlightened being that coming back to turn the wheel of Dharma.

    No one can escape from their karma unless you are enlightened and Dulzin who I believe is an enlightened being taking into this Nirmanakaya form showing us the example how one need to purify them in order to gain attainment.

  18. Pastor Antoinette on Sep 1, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    How compassionate Dulzin Drakpa Gyaltsen is to reincarnate again and again to benefit us! I rejoice for the good fortune to come across the holy Dharma Teachings. He emanated as Panchen Sonam Drapka and Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen to become Dorje Shugden.
    Dorje Shugden is none other than Manjushri, the Buddha of Wisdom.

    The article also highlights about the importance and the heavy negative repercussions when a student is given initiation but doesn’t keep their relationship with the Guru pure. We must always strive to do our best and improve over time so that we can have the results we want and not lose this precious opportunity.

  19. Eric kksiow on Sep 1, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    Thank You PJA for this very detailed article, regarding of Dulzin Drakpa Gyeltsen . Was amazed ( that Dulzin’s first recorded rebirth was that of the Brahma Chiwu Gopam at the time of Lopa Desi. He subsequently took rebirth in barbarian lands for six lifetimes, as a king who spread the Dharma to his people ).

    Maybe I am watching too much of movies, he he.. According to my view ( watched from movies ), becoming a King in the country, supposed to enjoying their luxury lifestyle and for sure King must go to attend some Parliament meeting.

    Back to the point : Dulzin became as King for 6th lifetimes and he never ever wasted his precious human life, and he fully used of his reincarnation to spread Dharma to others. That’s really Inspired me and amazed me too.

    Thank You again to PJA for this wonderful article.
    Eric kksiow

  20. Khoo Hou Haw on Sep 1, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    This article explains the enlightened nature of Dorje Shugden very well. As lifetime after lifetime of Dulzin doing everything none other than spreading the dharma, this is what only an enlightened mind would do.

  21. pammie yap on Sep 1, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    “So if these are therefore the level of attainments possessed by Dulzin Drakpa Gyaltsen in his past and future lives, how is it possible that one of his future incarnations as Dorje Shugden can be anything but enlightened?”

    Yes. A very good point to ponder on. As we can read, the level of attainments are the same. So how can someone claim that Dorje Shugden is not Enlightened?

    Our Guru, is so compassionate, that He chose to take rebirth among the harshest conditions so that He can continue to bring Dharma to where there is no Dharma. Despite going through so many difficulties, He never sway from His motivation to benefit others.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/h-e-the-25th-tsem-tulku-rinpoches-biography.html

    “That’s my life but that’s never going to stop me from benefiting others”. – H.E the 25th Tsem Rinpoche

  22. Pastor Henry Ooi on Sep 1, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    Reading accounts of the past lives of this great Tibetan dharma master, as spoken by Vajrapani and Manjushri, tells the many incarnations of the great Dulzin Drakpa Gyaltsen. It is amazing that true to his previous lives’ deeds, Dulzin performed so many great works and taught the dharma tirelessly to benefit countless sentient beings. I completely agree with the below extracted from this article:

    “So if these are therefore the level of attainments possessed by Dulzin Drakpa Gyaltsen in his past and future lives, how is it possible that one of his future incarnations as Dorje Shugden can be anything but enlightened?”

  23. Albert on Sep 1, 2016 at 10:34 pm

    Being the previous life of Dorje Shugden, Dulzin. He has taken many rebirths over and over again to spread the Dharma. In this very paragraph, it says

    “Panchen Sonam Drakpa himself was an acclaimed master whose texts, writings and commentaries are studied as core texts by the great Gelug monasteries to this very day. It is one thing to practise and gain enlightenment; it takes an entirely different calibre of master to teach, compose and write proven methods of gaining enlightenment.”

    Panchen Sonam Drakpa is one of the previous incarnation of Dorje Shugden. How can such highly incarnated master who produces texts and being practice widely today can reincarnate as a spirit to harm people? It just doesn’t make sense.

    reading this article of Dulzin and his incarnation line has already proven that Dorje Shugden is a enlightened being who is here to serve the Dharma and to protect the Dharma practitioners.

  24. Mingwen on Sep 1, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    “However, on one occasion, one of Dulzin’s previous lifetimes had given a White Manjushri initiation to someone who was not ready, impure and did not have clear samaya with Manjushri. As a result of this, Dulzin’s previous lifetime broke his commitment with Manjushri and henceforth could not perceive Manjushri as clearly as before. It seemed as though Manjushri had retreated a little, thus blurring Dulzin’s previous lifetime’s vision of Manjushri (such as it was described by Dagom Rinpoche).”

    It’s great to know that a broken samaya is extremely damaging between the relationship of student and guru. Student who broke the samaya has to do a countless of deeds and still could not fully repair the “crack” of the guru and student relationship. Hence, a student must be fully responsible to one’s actions and promises which have make with one’s guru. Never take things for granted.

  25. Jace Chong on Sep 1, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    Dulzin Drakpa Gyeltsen’s passion to benefit others by teaching Dharma is so vast that made him be able to teach for so many lifetimes. From this article I learned that even if a qualified lama gave initiations to student out of good intention, by student not holding the vow well, the Guru collected negative karma. I believe Dulzin Drakpa Gyeltsen is already enlightened and the so called negative karma that he collected, is a method to educate people to hold their promise well.

    From the discussion with Dharma brothers and sisters, the Initiation events we can see normally where everyone can attend is just a blessing to plant seeds for the participants to be more ready next time or next life.

    Thank you.

  26. Pastor Moh Mei on Sep 1, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    What is there to be said about such a highly attained person. I don’t think any of us normal human could really comprehend the deeds of these lamas let alone trying to comment about their lives.

    Lamas like Dulzin Drakpa Gyaltsen belongs with the Buddha. The confusing part is the story or incarnation lineage according to various traditions. One can take it on faith that all traditions are correct and the account of history is not the important point as oppose to the deeds of the being. But on the other hand one can argue that discrepancies in record reflect doubt.

    Regardless if the incarnation continues to manifest in lifetime after lifetime, for the benefit of all sentient beings, it is a cause to rejoice.

  27. Alice Tay on Sep 1, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    一位高僧的背景是值得让我们参考与学习特别是这位度津扎巴坚赞。相信每位格鲁派的修持者都认识度津扎巴坚赞,因为他就是监督甘丹寺建筑工程的幕后功臣。

    根据记载,度津扎巴坚赞的第一个转世是一名梵天,Chiwu Gopam, 出现在佛陀時代之前的佛(Lopa Desi)。当时的他曾经在供养食物于辟支佛(Lopa Desi的化身)时并祈愿:
    1. 无论在今世以及所有的未来世都可以接触佛法
    2. 投生在野蛮人和完全没有佛法的地方。这样才能将殊胜的佛法传授给上千万的人以及让他们有机会的接触三乘佛法。

    简单说,如果当年的梵天没有许下这两个愿望,就不会有可能会出现格鲁派持律主度津扎巴坚赞。如果度津扎巴坚赞没有继续与坚持的修持与传授佛法,就不会有之后班禅索南扎巴和杜固扎巴坚赞。

    感谢仁波切的分享。这篇博文让我们清楚的看到所有的修行者尤其是转世回来的高僧,他们转世回来并不是偶然或没有原因的回来。因为在前世曾经许下的承诺以及了解众生的苦,转世回来实在是履行之前所许下的承诺。

  28. Pastor KH Ng on Aug 31, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    DULZIN!….One that has the Boddhi mind!!

    When a being like Dulzin; from his previous lives has attained boddhicitta, their activities of that life and subsequent lifetimes will all be about benefitting others. Such is the nature of attaining Boddhicitta.

    Even the act of giving initiation to one that is not ready; while resulting in impediments to his work; even the impediments itself are Dharma work to benefit others.

    Lastly, Dulzin’s act of manifesting as the Great Protector Dorje Shugden; via lifetimes Panchen Sonar Drakpa and Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen; is a form of supreme boddhicitta manifested from the nature of Boddhi that benefit those who have connections.

  29. Stella Cheang on Aug 28, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    As we are learning about Dorje Shugden and some of us may even benefitted from Dorje Shugden’s practice, it is important for us to study his previous incarnation who made the promise to eventually arise as a Dharmapala for the protection of Lama Tsongkhapa’s middle way teaching and Gaden lineage. Dulzin Drakpa Gyeltsen was the one who made that promise when he was the main disciple of Lama Tsongkhapa. The first incarnation of Dulzin Drakpa Gyeltsen was Chiwu Gopam who lived during the era of a previous Buddha, Lopa Desi. In his inspirational prayers made to the Buddha, he prayed that he would always be able to practice the Dharma in all his lives; and he would be reborn in barren lands where Buddha’s Dharma can benefit people directly.

    For the six subsequent rebirths of Dulzin Drakpa Gyeltsen, his prayers materialized and he successfully spread Buddha’s Dharma in barbarian lands as the king of those lands. For many lives from thereon, he took rebirth as learned monks and panditas to teach the Dharma. In the incarnation just before Dulzin Drakpa Gyeltsen, he took rebirth in a heaven where he was known as Lhayipu Shiwui Tog, who taught Dharma to the gods. As Dulzin Drakpa Gyeltsen, he devoted himself solely to the work of benefitting sentient beings, spreading and preserving the Dharma. The most famous activity was building Gaden Monastery, which he then offered up to his teacher, Lama Tsongkhapa.

    Thank you very much Rinpoche and Pastor Jean Ai for this educational article. Thank you Pastor David and Pastor Adeline for the dharma sharing sessions.

  30. Joy Kam on Aug 27, 2016 at 11:42 pm

    Found two things that stood out and how coincidentally these two things are in common with our dearest Lama H.E. Tsem Rinpoche…

    1) As Chiwu Gopam, he once made offerings of delicious foods to Lopa Desi’s emanation, a Pratekayabuddha. As he made his begging bowlful of offerings, he accompanied it with a two-fold prayer:
    – that he will always be able to practise the Dharma in his current life, and in all future lives;
    – that he would be reborn in >>>barbarian lands<<<, devoid of Dharma, to bring Buddha’s teachings to millions of people and to bring them to the Three Vehicles
    According to the writings of Dagom Rinpoche, this prayer resulted in Dulzin’s six subsequent rebirths in barbarian lands, as the king of these lands who spread Dharma far and wide. Indeed in these lifetimes, he was able to fulfil his promise to bring millions of people to the Three Vehicles of Hinayana, Mahayana and Vajrayana.

    Same like Rinpoche now how His prayers is always to make the Dharma grow where it is the hardest and with the most difficult to tame minds, in lands where there is no Dharma or Dharma is very not strong.

    The other thing I found interesting is just like Rinpoche always tells us, He will never ever simply give initiation to people who are not ready because of the heavy negative karma involve. After reading this post, I realise how heavy the negative karma is when the student is unqualified and breaks their commitments and the negative karma does not only falls on the student put also the Guru who have the initiation in the first place. I can't imagine how much so many Gurus much have to suffer for their students lack of commitment and responsibility for it is said that the karma of giving initiations to unprepared students with impure relationship with the teacher and deity was therefore so heavy that the repercussions followed Dulzin from lifetime to lifetime.

    Thank you Pastor Jean Ai for this powerful write up in getting to know more about the incredible Dulzin Drakpa Gyaltsen who is non other than Manjushri, non other than Dorje Shugden!

  31. Bradley Kassian on Aug 27, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    Clearly a very highly attained being, who eventually became Dorje Shugden. I really enjoyed reading this mini biography sketch on his previous existences. I found it interesting that Dulzin Drakpa Gyaltsen had such a strong relationship with the Dharma over countless eons and with Manjushri. Setting very high aspiraitions to be reborn again and again to practice the Buddhas teachings in Barbarian lands, and in the future to promote the Dharma and if it was devoid, to bring Buddha’s teachings to millions of people and to bring them to the Three Vehicles. That takes a lot of commitment and courage. I rejoice in this, because that would be no easy task by any means. I also found it facinating that certain deities like White Achala and Marici, even Heruka followed him not only in that lifetime but in his future lifetimes to bless him and clear obstacles. So if this is the previous existence of Dorje Shugden then how could DS not be enlightened? Dulzin Drakpa Gyaltsen had a very close relationship with Tsongkhapa as one of his close students. That would take a lot of merit to be close too a being like Tsongkhapa. So I rejoice for all Dulzin Drakpa Gyaltsen accomplished. Lastly seeing the karmic repercussions of having giving initiation to a person who was not ready or did not have clean samaya with the guru & deity really shows why it is important to maintain our vows and commitments. Having broken any it takes an immense amount of time in a single or multiple lifetimes and effort to repair the karmic bonds. Interdependence of karmic phenomena even subtle ones can have grave consequences, this post has opened my eyes more to really maintaining clean samaya.

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  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Dec 10. 2017 08:52 PM
    Thank you for this interesting sharing. The people of Okinawa sounds like they really know how to have fun. The yearly Naha Tug-of-War Festival and the Pantu Festival are really fun! It will be a destination that i will love to visit.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/wonderful-okinawa.html#comments
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Dec 10. 2017 08:34 PM
    Thank you, Pastor David, for this interesting sharing. Sir Edmund Yeti is a shining example of a true fearless explorer. A lifetime of determination and dedication towards causes that he believe deeply in without consideration for fame and wealth. May we too, can ignite that hidden passion in us and go all the way with what we believe in.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/yeti-bigfoot-sasquatch/sir-edmund-hillarys-yeti.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Dec 10. 2017 11:44 AM
    Just over the years we’ve lost an incredible variety of species, like these amazing creatures
    animals that have recently become extinct. I have not seen all these animals before till I read this article. Some of them looks odd in features. Animal extinctions may be caused by natural occurrences such as climatic heating or cooling or changes in sea levels. In more modern times, however, human activity has been to blame. The main cause of modern extinctions could also be like clearing forest , expanding of farming land and so forth.
    The authority concerned must do some thing before the situation getting worse. In no time there will be any of these animals left and seen.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing and to create awareness of protecting life and the living environment of those extinct animals.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/10-most-amazing-extinct-animals.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Dec 10. 2017 11:44 AM
    Wonderful and powerful quotes for us to ponder ,to choose to be a vegetarian.Wow….what a huge difference between those vegetarian childhood having IQ of 109.1, and meat eaters childhood having IQ of 100.9. It show that those people on vegetarian are smarter then.
    Being a vegetarian makes it easier for us to increase our loving kindness and compassion. Do it for the animals. Do it for the environment, and do it for our health.
    In every country in the world, killing human beings is condemned. The Buddhist precept of non-killing extends even further, to include all living beings…….~ Thich Nhat Hanh
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/excellent-quotes-on-vegetarianism.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Dec 10. 2017 11:43 AM
    Wow …..there is such a city in India ,which was a eye opening for me. This Indian city Palitana becomes world’s first vegetarian city . This city a major pilgrimage centre for Jains religion and is known for being the largest cluster of Jain temples.They have take an approached to protect all sentient beings to go on vegetarian lifestyle. More or less a vegan as no eggs. The government has even made illegal of the buying and selling of meat, fish and eggs, and also related jobs or work, such as fishing. And has declared Palitana a meat-free zone prohibiting animal slaughter within the town’s limits.
    Jainism is one of the oldest religions in the world and preaches a path of non-violence towards all living beings. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article.
    Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances of survival of life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet…..quoted by Albert Einstein

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/palitana-sets-a-good-example.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Dec 10. 2017 11:42 AM
    Choose to go on vegetarian ,it’s a healthy and worthy way to live.Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try . I have always been health conscious, I saw sick people with medical problems my whole life and naturally wanted to avoid going down the same path. I try my best to go meatless and have more vege since then. The simple act of becoming a vegetarian will make a difference in the health of our planet. By eating meat we share the responsibility of climate change, the destruction of our forests, and the poisoning of our air and water. We can save many lives by going on vegetarian. Through reasearher has found that those on vegetarian had a better complexion, healthy, better digestive system and many more benefits to our body in long term.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing such a informative article , to create awareness so as more and more people will be on vegetarian or at least meatless.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/6-mind-blowing-benefits-to-your-body-as-a-vegetarian.html
  • Alice Tay
    Sunday, Dec 10. 2017 12:00 AM
    Thank you Lenard Hu sharing this interesting and useful information about Bentong town.
    The natural environments such as Chamang Waterfalls and Kechara Forest Retreat are really nice and peaceful. These places may help us in lessening our stress and heal our body and mind.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/guest-contributors/a-bentong-series.html
  • Lin Mun
    Saturday, Dec 9. 2017 07:03 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the prayer to Buddha Vajrayogini. We are so fortunate to be able to connect to Vajrayogini through Rinpoche. May I be able to connect to Vajrayogini lineage master in every life time and reach Kechara Paradise.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/vajra-yogini/mara-fears-vajra-yogini.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Dec 9. 2017 02:49 PM
    It’s a holocaust ….killing millions of dogs. Such a horrible scene looking at the pictures of those dead bodies of our dear friend. Could not have imagine there is a death squad roaming in the streets of Baghdad, hunting for dogs either shooting them or poisoned them. To those team culling stray dogs was a nightly routine for them as they expect to get the number down. The huge number of dogs in the capital that has cause a nuisance ,health problems and unhealthy environment .
    They are in an attempt to wipe out the estimated one million stray dogs that roam the capital. That’s the reason given but really feeling sad for the lives of stray dogs in war-ravaged Baghdad. Hope the authority concerned can do some thing to help those strayed dogs instead killing them. May those killed had a good rebirth.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/will-murder-one-million.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Dec 9. 2017 02:48 PM
    Bigger sea animals are not as powerful as what we predict after all. Could you imagined a octopus eats a shark. Well it happens. Never underestimate smaller animals or something small. They are more powerful and fierce too. Amazing …seeing how , the octopus attacked and killed the shark just a moment. So powerful. If I did not watched this video ,i never had thought that octopus could actually eat a shark.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing . Anything is possible if we think positive and think what we can do it.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/octopus-eats-a-shark.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Dec 9. 2017 02:40 PM
    So touching….Sasha Pejčić..such a kind soul helping all those dogs who is man best friend. Sasha has witnessed so much suffering of the streets dogs and it has affected him deeply. It seems that the dog catchers has been killing the streets dogs to be taken off .Its to much for Sasha and he decided to helped those abandoned dogs.
    For the past 5 years he has recused many doggies and started a sheltered home for them. Most of the dogs have been found and helped from the streets . Some of them are injured and he was so kind to nurse them back . Jovana Ivastanin the reporter described the animal shelter as breathtaking. Amazing the dogs all followed Sasha around and their interaction with each other. This sheltered Home for the 400 rescued dogs are running out of funds to feed them. May Sasha be helped by people to continue sheltering those dogs. May more people donates to this harmony fund to the homeless dogs.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this .

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/giving-his-all.html
  • Alice Tay
    Saturday, Dec 9. 2017 01:45 AM
    This is always interesting to read about the holy places for pilgrimage. What attracted me the most in Wu Tai Shan is the Five Peaks. In record, these five main peaks, located in the four cardinal directions and at the central point of the mountain represent the five wisdoms of Manjushri, includes Wanghai Feng, Jinxiu Feng, Guayue Feng, Yedou Feng and Cuiyan Feng. The Five Peaks are very beautiful and I personally think it would be nice if can do contemplation and meditation on these holy and highest places in Wu Tai Shan.

    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Adeline shared this detailed information about the places must visit in Wu Tai Shan.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/wonderful-wu-tai-shan-manjushri-holy-place.html
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Saturday, Dec 9. 2017 01:24 AM
    By practicing the religion of my choice I had to learn to accept to be hated, not to be loved, to be the butt of jokes on social media, to be alienated from friends, attacked, threats, to be avoided, called names, to have people go away whom I’ve known for years, accused of things I didn’t do, judged, expelled, ostracized, segregated and to have pure hate directed at me. This is just because I practice a religion not endorsed by the Tibetan leadership. The irony is the Tibetan leadership always calls for unity of mankind, interfaith gatherings, compassion and tolerance. So much hatred directed at me from people I don’t even know just because of my choice of religion. I’ve never hurt anyone because of my religion and I never will but I must continue my practice of my religion. It is right for me and many others. It is my reason to continue, because it’s right for me. No one should say any religion is bad because that creates segregation and isolation and hatred. If we allow that, then people can extend that discrimination and find excuses to say your color, race, background, culture, gender, sexual orientation and so on are not right. Discrimination is bad in any form. Don’t be a part of it. It is impossible for everyone to be all the same. Allow diversity for the sake of peace, understanding and happiness. When we allow this discrimination, it opens the doors to so much more variety of discrimination. We cannot allow more discrimination but we must find commonality and unity as human beings.~Tsem Rinpoche
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Saturday, Dec 9. 2017 01:07 AM
    By practicing the religion of my choice I had to learn to be hated, not to be loved, to be the butt of jokes on social media, to be alienated from friends, to be attacked, to be called names, to have people go away, to be accused of things I don’t do, to be segregated and to have pure hate directed at me. This is just because I practice a religion not endorsed by the Tibetan leadership. So much hatred just because of my choice of religion.~Tsem Rinpoche
  • Stella Cheang
    Friday, Dec 8. 2017 07:06 PM
    Shocking to read so called civilised society allow cruelty towards animals based on a folklore that has no scientific, no medical nor logical foundation. I hope the villagers who reinitiated this cruelty will face the music of the law. Thank you for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/extreme-cruelty.html

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Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
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Incredible Lama Thubten Phurbu and His Activities - http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=150927
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Incredible Lama Thubten Phurbu and His Activities - http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=150927
Huffington Post has just released their SECOND EXPOSÉ of the Dorje Shugden issue. You can read about it here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=151328
2 weeks ago
Huffington Post has just released their SECOND EXPOSÉ of the Dorje Shugden issue. You can read about it here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=151328
Please read what Kyabje Trijang Choktrul Rinpoche says about people\'s religion.
2 weeks ago
Please read what Kyabje Trijang Choktrul Rinpoche says about people's religion.
A gorgeous Dorje Shugden painted in traditional art style of China. Chinese art has flourished for over 5,000 years and highly sought after. This form of Dorje Shugden is sitting on a seat as you see painted in his chapel (Trode Khangsar) in Lhasa, Tibet. Dorje Shugden can be on a seat or Lion.  More downloads here.  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
2 weeks ago
A gorgeous Dorje Shugden painted in traditional art style of China. Chinese art has flourished for over 5,000 years and highly sought after. This form of Dorje Shugden is sitting on a seat as you see painted in his chapel (Trode Khangsar) in Lhasa, Tibet. Dorje Shugden can be on a seat or Lion. More downloads here. http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
Dear friends, The Dorje Shugden oracle of Gaden Shartse Monastery was authorized and blessed by both Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. He was a favorite among high lamas for his smooth trances and clear prophecies. This video is a one-of-a-kind where you see the Choyang Dulzin Kuten oracle take trance of the peaceful form of Dorje Shugden wearing the robes of a high lama giving teachings, blessings and transmissions. Very sacred and rare video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pawS1TMOe8k
4 weeks ago
Dear friends, The Dorje Shugden oracle of Gaden Shartse Monastery was authorized and blessed by both Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. He was a favorite among high lamas for his smooth trances and clear prophecies. This video is a one-of-a-kind where you see the Choyang Dulzin Kuten oracle take trance of the peaceful form of Dorje Shugden wearing the robes of a high lama giving teachings, blessings and transmissions. Very sacred and rare video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pawS1TMOe8k
Beautiful contemporary art piece of Dorje Shugden for free high res download here:  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
4 weeks ago
Beautiful contemporary art piece of Dorje Shugden for free high res download here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
The Huffington Post extensively covers the Dorje Shugden issue. I had no idea that this article was being written. I was not contacted, not asked for an interview or asked for any comments, and then it was published and my students alerted me to it. So it was a very, very pleasant and encouraging surprise to read such balanced coverage from such a reputable news website. You can read it here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=149806
4 weeks ago
The Huffington Post extensively covers the Dorje Shugden issue. I had no idea that this article was being written. I was not contacted, not asked for an interview or asked for any comments, and then it was published and my students alerted me to it. So it was a very, very pleasant and encouraging surprise to read such balanced coverage from such a reputable news website. You can read it here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=149806
དེ་རིང་ང་ཁྱེད་རང་ཚོ་མཉམ་དུ་བོད་མིའི་ཆབ་སྲིད་ནང་གི་བློ་མགུ་ནུས་པའི་མངོན་འགྱུར་ཞིག་ཞུའི་ཡིན། གང་དག་བོད་པའི་སྤྱི་ཚོགས་ནང་ཆོས་ལུགས་ཁྱད་པར། དབྱེ་འབྱེད། ཕྱོགས་རིས་ཐོག་ལ་གང་འདྲ་སྟངས་འཛིན་བྱེད་དགོས་ཀྱི་སྐོར་ངེས་གཏན་སྣུན་ཤུགས་བྱེད་ཐུབ། http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/tibetan-mp-tenpa-yarphel-speaks-up-against-nechung-tibetan.html
4 weeks ago
དེ་རིང་ང་ཁྱེད་རང་ཚོ་མཉམ་དུ་བོད་མིའི་ཆབ་སྲིད་ནང་གི་བློ་མགུ་ནུས་པའི་མངོན་འགྱུར་ཞིག་ཞུའི་ཡིན། གང་དག་བོད་པའི་སྤྱི་ཚོགས་ནང་ཆོས་ལུགས་ཁྱད་པར། དབྱེ་འབྱེད། ཕྱོགས་རིས་ཐོག་ལ་གང་འདྲ་སྟངས་འཛིན་བྱེད་དགོས་ཀྱི་སྐོར་ངེས་གཏན་སྣུན་ཤུགས་བྱེད་ཐུབ། http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/tibetan-mp-tenpa-yarphel-speaks-up-against-nechung-tibetan.html
བོད་པའི་དབུ་ཁྲིད་ཚོའི་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་བསྟེན་མཁན་ཚོར་མ་ཉེས་ཁ་ཡོག་གི་བརྙན་ཕྲིན་གསར་པ། http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/tibetan-leaderships-new-anti-shugden-video-tibetan.html
4 weeks ago
བོད་པའི་དབུ་ཁྲིད་ཚོའི་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་བསྟེན་མཁན་ཚོར་མ་ཉེས་ཁ་ཡོག་གི་བརྙན་ཕྲིན་གསར་པ། http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/tibetan-leaderships-new-anti-shugden-video-tibetan.html
(Drepung) Dear friends, In the effort to be creative about something as holy and beneficial as Dorje Shugden, we\'ve come out with these new and realistic depictions. One is Dorje Shugden visiting the Potala Palace and the other is Dorje Shugden arising from Drepung Monastery where he lived in Zimkhang Gangma Ladrang as a high lama. Please enjoy and be blessed. Sincerely, Tsem Rinpoche (High resolution downloads: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html )
1 month ago
(Drepung) Dear friends, In the effort to be creative about something as holy and beneficial as Dorje Shugden, we've come out with these new and realistic depictions. One is Dorje Shugden visiting the Potala Palace and the other is Dorje Shugden arising from Drepung Monastery where he lived in Zimkhang Gangma Ladrang as a high lama. Please enjoy and be blessed. Sincerely, Tsem Rinpoche (High resolution downloads: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html )
Dear friends, In the effort to be creative about something as holy and beneficial as Dorje Shugden, we\'ve come out with these new and realistic depictions. One is Dorje Shugden visiting the Potala Palace and the other is Dorje Shugden arising from Drepung Monastery where he lived in Zimkhang Gangma Ladrang as a high lama. Please enjoy and be blessed. Sincerely, Tsem Rinpoche (High resolution downloads: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html )
1 month ago
Dear friends, In the effort to be creative about something as holy and beneficial as Dorje Shugden, we've come out with these new and realistic depictions. One is Dorje Shugden visiting the Potala Palace and the other is Dorje Shugden arising from Drepung Monastery where he lived in Zimkhang Gangma Ladrang as a high lama. Please enjoy and be blessed. Sincerely, Tsem Rinpoche (High resolution downloads: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html )
I had this painting commissioned. Please read more here on this great master-
 http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=146195
1 month ago
I had this painting commissioned. Please read more here on this great master- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=146195
How can all the high lamas of Tibet and all the protectors not be able to defeat Dorje Shugden? This is food for thought: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Bj0254UG-Y
1 month ago
How can all the high lamas of Tibet and all the protectors not be able to defeat Dorje Shugden? This is food for thought: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Bj0254UG-Y
致全世界的华人:这是我一份小小的心意:一幅富有古中国传统艺术的作品。希望你们会喜欢! http://bit.ly/2zLOjnK
2 months ago
致全世界的华人:这是我一份小小的心意:一幅富有古中国传统艺术的作品。希望你们会喜欢! http://bit.ly/2zLOjnK
“One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.”

~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
2 months ago
“One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
Download for free this high res photo of Lord Shugden: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
2 months ago
Download for free this high res photo of Lord Shugden: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
Whatever we can do to spread the teachings of our Guru, we should do so.
2 months ago
Whatever we can do to spread the teachings of our Guru, we should do so.
 These three (Dharma, Oser and Mumu) are super adorable.
2 months ago
These three (Dharma, Oser and Mumu) are super adorable.
Beautiful Vajra Yogini print.
2 months ago
Beautiful Vajra Yogini print.
Beautiful and holy new statues arrived to Kechara Forest Retreat. Please enjoy the pictures: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=146950
2 months ago
Beautiful and holy new statues arrived to Kechara Forest Retreat. Please enjoy the pictures: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=146950
Beautiful old thangka of Buddha Nageshvaraja
2 months ago
Beautiful old thangka of Buddha Nageshvaraja
Dear friends, This meme is powerful. Who you hang around with and the types of attitude they have is who you will be influenced by many times and who you will become in the future. Look at your friends and the people that always surround you to know who you will become. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Dear friends, This meme is powerful. Who you hang around with and the types of attitude they have is who you will be influenced by many times and who you will become in the future. Look at your friends and the people that always surround you to know who you will become. Tsem Rinpoche
October 2017, His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal graciously reading our Kechara album and updates as presented by Beng Kooi and Martin. He was very pleased with our progress and offers his blessings. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
October 2017, His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal graciously reading our Kechara album and updates as presented by Beng Kooi and Martin. He was very pleased with our progress and offers his blessings. Tsem Rinpoche
His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche grants audience to Beng Kooi and Martin in France.  Read more on His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche: http://bit.ly/1PlaNNS
2 months ago
His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche grants audience to Beng Kooi and Martin in France. Read more on His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche: http://bit.ly/1PlaNNS
Recently Beng Kooi and Martin on behalf of myself and Kechara was lucky to have audience with His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal of Gaden Shartse Monastery. He lives in around Paris, France. His Holiness is 91 years old and very healthy and alert. He was the 101st throne holder for Tsongkapa and was the head of the Gelugpa school of Buddhism and was very successful during his tenure. He is a strong practitioner of both Sutra and Tantra of Je Tsongkapa\'s tradition and a master of all Buddhist knowledge. He holds steadfast to his protector Dorje Shugden very strongly. So we can see even the highest throneholders who are masters of Sutra and Tantra also practices Dorje Shugden knowing the benefits.

Beng Kooi and Martin brought photo albums of Kechara Forest Retreat/Kechara and updates on Kechara and our works. His Holiness was very pleased to listen and offered some gifts back. 

This is a beautiful picture and the great blessings bestowed on us from His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal.

Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche 
Read more on His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche: http://bit.ly/1PlaNNS
2 months ago
Recently Beng Kooi and Martin on behalf of myself and Kechara was lucky to have audience with His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal of Gaden Shartse Monastery. He lives in around Paris, France. His Holiness is 91 years old and very healthy and alert. He was the 101st throne holder for Tsongkapa and was the head of the Gelugpa school of Buddhism and was very successful during his tenure. He is a strong practitioner of both Sutra and Tantra of Je Tsongkapa's tradition and a master of all Buddhist knowledge. He holds steadfast to his protector Dorje Shugden very strongly. So we can see even the highest throneholders who are masters of Sutra and Tantra also practices Dorje Shugden knowing the benefits. Beng Kooi and Martin brought photo albums of Kechara Forest Retreat/Kechara and updates on Kechara and our works. His Holiness was very pleased to listen and offered some gifts back. This is a beautiful picture and the great blessings bestowed on us from His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal. Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche Read more on His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche: http://bit.ly/1PlaNNS
The meaning and origins of Halloween: http://bit.ly/2egnVrp
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My Halloween in Salem: http://bit.ly/2zwq6li

Fantastic Reads!!
2 months ago
The meaning and origins of Halloween: http://bit.ly/2egnVrp *****and**** My Halloween in Salem: http://bit.ly/2zwq6li Fantastic Reads!!
The meaning and origins of Halloween: http://bit.ly/2egnVrp
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My Halloween in Salem: http://bit.ly/2zwq6li
2 months ago
The meaning and origins of Halloween: http://bit.ly/2egnVrp *****and**** My Halloween in Salem: http://bit.ly/2zwq6li
This is so powerful. It is a must read and must share.
2 months ago
This is so powerful. It is a must read and must share.
Beng Kooi meeting with the scholar and teacher Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen lak. Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen has been very active and you can see his youtubes in Tibetan speaking about the benefits of Dorje Shugden practice. He is a direct student of Trijang Rinpoche and Zong Rinpoche.
2 months ago
Beng Kooi meeting with the scholar and teacher Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen lak. Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen has been very active and you can see his youtubes in Tibetan speaking about the benefits of Dorje Shugden practice. He is a direct student of Trijang Rinpoche and Zong Rinpoche.
Martin meeting with Gen Tashi. Gen Tashi is a very devoted and committed activist of Dorje Shugden\'s cause. He is tireless in speaking for the truth. They enjoyed sharing some time together.
2 months ago
Martin meeting with Gen Tashi. Gen Tashi is a very devoted and committed activist of Dorje Shugden's cause. He is tireless in speaking for the truth. They enjoyed sharing some time together.
Martin meeting with the well known strong and devoted Dorje Shugden activist and scholar Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen lak. Geshe lak was very happy to meet Martin and shared so much wonderful information. Beautiful meeting.
2 months ago
Martin meeting with the well known strong and devoted Dorje Shugden activist and scholar Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen lak. Geshe lak was very happy to meet Martin and shared so much wonderful information. Beautiful meeting.
Beng Kooi meeting with friend and strong and devoted Dorje Shugden activist Gen Tashi
2 months ago
Beng Kooi meeting with friend and strong and devoted Dorje Shugden activist Gen Tashi
Another stunning digital print art of Dorje Shugden from an artist in Peru. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Another stunning digital print art of Dorje Shugden from an artist in Peru. Tsem Rinpoche
This beautiful Dorje Shugden is from an artist in the Ukraine. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
This beautiful Dorje Shugden is from an artist in the Ukraine. Tsem Rinpoche
Please never get tired of speaking for those who do not have a voice. If we can alleviate their pain or try our best, why not? Thank you all so much. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Please never get tired of speaking for those who do not have a voice. If we can alleviate their pain or try our best, why not? Thank you all so much. Tsem Rinpoche
Pastor Antoinette of Kechara arranged a Malaysian artist to paint this special Dorje Shugden painting conceptualized by myself. She oversaw the process and completed it. Wonderful beautiful Dorje Shugden Malaysian style by Malaysian artist. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Pastor Antoinette of Kechara arranged a Malaysian artist to paint this special Dorje Shugden painting conceptualized by myself. She oversaw the process and completed it. Wonderful beautiful Dorje Shugden Malaysian style by Malaysian artist. Tsem Rinpoche
Sometimes after my prayers, reading on sasquatch is relaxing. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Sometimes after my prayers, reading on sasquatch is relaxing. Tsem Rinpoche
This gorgeous outdoor bronze Buddha is in Korea. Would be lovely to pay homage to Him there.
2 months ago
This gorgeous outdoor bronze Buddha is in Korea. Would be lovely to pay homage to Him there.
Beautiful old vintage photo of Kamakura Buddha in Japan. I had the good fortune to visit this holy Buddha a few years back. I do hope I can go again with some students. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Beautiful old vintage photo of Kamakura Buddha in Japan. I had the good fortune to visit this holy Buddha a few years back. I do hope I can go again with some students. Tsem Rinpoche
Tsem Rinpoche with Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia during the Medicine Buddha festival.
2 months ago
Tsem Rinpoche with Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia during the Medicine Buddha festival.
This is a unique thangka of Pelden Hlamo with Dorje Shugden and Setrap and Nechung. Of course they all get along unlike what Tibetan leadership likes to say they don\'t get along. All enlightened beings get along with other enlightened beings and unenlightened beings. Enlightened beings have no karma to not get along with others. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
This is a unique thangka of Pelden Hlamo with Dorje Shugden and Setrap and Nechung. Of course they all get along unlike what Tibetan leadership likes to say they don't get along. All enlightened beings get along with other enlightened beings and unenlightened beings. Enlightened beings have no karma to not get along with others. Tsem Rinpoche
I love this picture. I wish it will all settle down soon.
2 months ago
I love this picture. I wish it will all settle down soon.
 I love this picture of Mumu peeking through the screen and window to see what is going on. He is always been very busy body and active. He has to know what is going on. I love you Mumu.
2 months ago
I love this picture of Mumu peeking through the screen and window to see what is going on. He is always been very busy body and active. He has to know what is going on. I love you Mumu.
How would you like to get one piece of this beautiful piece of art?
2 months ago
How would you like to get one piece of this beautiful piece of art?
First time PM Tenpa Yarphel speaks up against Nechung. It has created a huge stir. Must read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=144220
2 months ago
First time PM Tenpa Yarphel speaks up against Nechung. It has created a huge stir. Must read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=144220
I always like my rooms to smell clean, fresh, woodsy and a bit like the forest. my favorite types of essential oils to burn daily or as an offering to the Buddhas are Juniper, Cypress, Black Spruce, Peppermint and sometimes Rosemary. I like the smell of the forest, woods and wooded areas very much. I\'ve been using essential oils in my rooms for years. I don\'t necessarily purchase the brand you see in the picture as I buy any brand as long as it\'s made naturally. Tsem Rinpoche
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I always like my rooms to smell clean, fresh, woodsy and a bit like the forest. my favorite types of essential oils to burn daily or as an offering to the Buddhas are Juniper, Cypress, Black Spruce, Peppermint and sometimes Rosemary. I like the smell of the forest, woods and wooded areas very much. I've been using essential oils in my rooms for years. I don't necessarily purchase the brand you see in the picture as I buy any brand as long as it's made naturally. Tsem Rinpoche
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