Buddhism in the Mongol Empire

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Some scholars have argued that the adoption of Buddhism by the Mongol Empire is largely attributed to the need of the ruling classes to legitimise their power over the Mongol dominion. Therefore, members of the Mongolian aristocracy sought recognition from prominent spiritual leaders in Tibet in return for protection and patronage.

Regardless of the initial motivation, the relationship between Tibetan spiritual leaders and the Mongolian aristocracy paved the way for Buddhist teachings to be disseminated in Mongolia. It is interesting to note that Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyaltsen, one of the previous incarnations of the World Peace Protector Dorje Shugden, played an important role in the establishment of Buddhism in Mongolia.

How Buddhism spread throughout the Mongol Empire provides an important insight into the cultural and political situation at the time, and illustrates how many high lamas worked skilfully to benefit the Mongols. Although they had to bow to the authority of secular Mongol rulers in the beginning, these lamas always ended up commanding respect and genuine patronage from the powerful Mongol Khans.

 

First Dissemination: Early Adoption of Buddhism in Mongolia

Buddhism entered Mongolia during the first millennium CE. At the time, Mongolia was comprised of many nomadic empires and Buddhism arrived there from Nepal via Central Asia. Even today, we can see evidence of the country’s initial adoption of Buddhism through analysis of the Sogdian language, with its origins in Sanskrit.

Prior to the 12th century, Mongolia was ruled by various nomadic empires such as Xian Bei, Xiong Nu, and Xian Bei.

Prior to the 12th century, Mongolia was ruled by various nomadic empires such as Xianbei and Xiongnu. (Click to enlarge)

During this period, the kings of empires such as Xianbei (93–234 CE), Xiongnu (209 BCE – 93 CE), the Rouran Khaganate (late 4th century CE – mid-6th century CE), the Gokturks (mid-1st millennium CE), and the Uyghur Khaganate (8th – 9th century CE) welcomed missionaries and built temples for them. The Uyghur Khaganate, amongst others, even adopted Buddhist doctrine as part of their culture.

 

Second Dissemination: The Yuan Dynasty

Genghis Khan’s first Mongol Empire

Genghis Khan’s first Mongol Empire (Click to enlarge)

After Genghis Khan (1162 – 1227 CE) and his successors conquered Asia, Russia and parts of Europe, they began using religion to legitimise their power. Although he was not a Buddhist, in 1206 Genghis Khan wrote a letter to a Tibetan Khambo Lama of the Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism to request for prayers:

“I want to invite you to my country, but my state affairs have not been finished yet, so pray for my victory.”

http://www.mongols.eu/mongolia/history-buddhism-mongolia/buddhism-in-mongolian-empire/

The symbol of Tengri, the supreme Mongol deity and the ruler of Heaven

The symbol of Tengri, the supreme Mongol deity and the ruler of Heaven

Genghis Khan was an adherent of Tengrism, which combined ancestor worship with shamanism and animism. Traditionally, the Khans of Mongolia believed that they received the power to rule the world from Tengri, the supreme Mongol deity and the ruler of Heaven.

After Genghis Khan passed away, his son Ogedei Khan (1186 – 1241 CE) inherited the empire. Although he was not interested in Buddhism and his wife, Toregene Khatun, was a Christian, Ogedei built several houses of worship for the Buddhist faith. One of Ogedei’s sons, Godan, was later appointed as the governor of Ningxia and Gansu.

Genghis Khan (1162 – 1227CE)

Genghis Khan (1162 – 1227 CE)

In 1240, Prince Godan launched a military campaign into Tibet where he destroyed several places of Buddhist worship such as Gyal Temple and Reting Monastery. Although Prince Godan believed that the Mongols held the greatest power in the world, he also believed that a religion was necessary for his next life.

Therefore, Prince Godan invited the renowned Sakya patriarch, Sakya Pandita, for a meeting. The prince was impressed by Sakya Pandita’s knowledge and teachings and he became the first known Buddhist prince of Mongolia.

Ogedei Khan and Ogedei statue

A portrait and statue of Ogedei Khan (1186 – 1241 CE)

Mongke Khan

Mongke Khan

During the 13th century, Buddhism flourished and enjoyed special dispensation from the reigning Mongol rulers. For example, Buddhist monasteries in Karakorum were exempt from paying taxes and Mongke Khan appointed a Kashmiri monk named Namo as Chief of all Buddhist monks, also known as the Imperial Preceptor.

Kublai Khan (r. 1269 – 1294 CE), Mongke Khan’s successor, was also very interested in Buddhism. He invited the Chan Buddhist monk Hai Yun to Mongolia and appointed him as his Buddhist Advisor. Hai Yun even gave Kublai Khan’s second son, the future crown prince of Mongolia, the Chinese name Zhenjin (True Gold).

According to William Rubruck, envoy of Louis IX who visited Mongolia in the 13th century:

“In a big temple there were many lamas sitting in two rows, holding beads in their hands, wearing yellow gowns. Their hair and beards were close cut and they were reciting Buddhist books chanting “Om mani padme hum” (May happiness prevail). In Mongolian literary sources about monuments erected in the second half of the 14th century in Kara-Korum, the “Tsogt the Great Temple”, the temple of praying, or Chitayan temple, and others were mentioned, and it was also reported that 120 temples were built for lamas.”

http://www.mongols.eu/mongolia/history-buddhism-mongolia/buddhism-in-mongolian-empire/

Kublai Khan also invited a Sakya lama, Drogon Chogyal Phagpa (1235 – 1280 CE) to spread Buddhism throughout his realm. This is considered to be the second transmission of Buddhism in Mongolia. Empress Chabi (1227 – 1281 CE), Kublai Khan’s consort, received the Hevajra initiation from Phagpa and developed strong devotion to this lama. Thereafter, Kublai Khan appointed Phagpa as the Imperial Preceptor, with authority over the monks within the territory of the Yuan Dynasty.

Sakya Pandita and his nephew Lama Drogon Chogya Phagpa

Sakya Pandita and his nephew Lama Drogön Chögyal Phagpa (click to enlarge)

In 1269, Kublai Khan instructed Lama Phagpa to create a unified writing system for his multilingual empire. The resulting Phagpa script, also known as the “Square Script”, was based on the Tibetan script but written vertically from top to bottom, and was designed to be written in Tibetan, Chinese, Mongolian, Uyghur and Sanskrit dialects.

This new script became the official script of the empire and Tibetan Buddhist lamas became the most influential of all religious clergy in Yuan’s China. Their influence continued until the Yuan Dynasty fell in 1368.

After the fall of the Yuan Dynasty, many Mongols reverted to their original beliefs — Shamanism, the belief in spiritual healing and Animism, the belief in supernatural non-human entities.

Kublai Khan conquered his enemy

An artist’s illustration of Kublai Khan conquering one of his enemies

 

Third Dissemination: Cultural Renaissance (16th Century)

In 1566, the relationship between Mongolia and Tibet became strained when Hutuhtai Secen Hongtaiji of Ordos in Inner Mongolia and his two brothers decided to invade Tibet. Having forced the spiritual leaders of Tibet into submission, they returned to Ordos with three high-ranking monks. Tumen Jasanghtu Khan also invited a monk from the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism to Mongolia in 1576.

The 3rd Dalai Lama Sonam Gyatso

His Holiness the 3rd Dalai Lama Sonam Gyatso

In 1578, Altan Khan, an ambitious military leader who aspired to unite the Mongols and revive the glory of Genghis Khan, saw the value of spiritual recognition in legitimising his rule. He invited Sonam Gyatso, a spiritual leader from the Gelug lineage of Tibetan Buddhism for a meeting.

Sonam Gyatso and Altan Khan forged a mutually beneficial relationship that culminated in Sonam Gyatso acknowledging Altan Khan as the reincarnation of Genghis Khan, thus legitimising his rule while Altan Khan recognised Sonam Gyatso as the reincarnation of Lama Phagpa, thus strengthening his supremacy over the Tibetan Sangha. Altan Khan also bestowed upon Sonam Gyatso the title of Dalai Lama (“Ocean Lama”) and Ochirdara (“Vajradhara”). This title was posthumously granted to Sonam Gyatso’s two preceding incarnations as well.

Altan Khan

Altan Khan

Although Altan Khan passed away not long after, he had set a precedent for the importance of spiritual recognition in legitimising ruling power amongst the Mongolian aristocracy. For the next century, the Mongol ruling class continued to seek the blessings of and recognition from Tibetan spiritual leaders to affirm their authority. In return, these spiritual leaders were allowed to spread the Buddhist doctrine and build temples (Datsan in Mongolian) across the country.

The prevailing belief in reincarnation also facilitated the convenient recognition of high lamas amongst the Mongolian nobility, legitimising not just the leadership but the country’s elite as well. Over time, the role and function of shamanistic diviners and healers were taken over by Buddhist monks, and the Shamanic culture and religion experienced a significant decline in influence.

A Mongolian Datsan

A gorgeous Mongolian Datsan, Ivolginsky Datsan in Buryatia, Russia

 

The Influence of the Qing Dynasty (1635 – 1912 CE)

Emperor Hong Taiji (1592 – 1643 CE) became a patron of Tibetan Buddhism as part of his campaign against the last Mongol Khan, Ligdan Khan (1588 – 1634 CE). Qing Dynasty historian Jin Qichong has claimed that the Qing rulers were only interested in Buddhism for its usefulness in controlling both the Tibetans and Mongolians.

For instance, Emperor Qianlong’s (1711 – 1799 CE) claim to be an emanation of the Bodhisattva Manjushri and his interest in Tibetan Buddhism, patronage of Tibetan Buddhist art, translation of the Buddhist canon and so forth gave him considerable influence within the Tibetan Buddhist world.

Emperor Qianlong also supported the Gelug (Yellow Hat) school of Tibetan Buddhism in order to maintain peace within Mongolia because the majority of Mongols were followers of the two main lamas of this lineage — the Panchen Lama and the Dalai Lama. According to Mark Elliott, Professor of Chinese and Inner Asian History at Harvard University, Emperor Qianlong’s political manoeuvring and intertwining of Tibetan Buddhism with Mongolian matters “meshed seamlessly with his personal faith.”

Left: Emperor Qianlong depicted as an emanation of the Bodhisattva Manjushri.Right: A portrait of Emperor Qianlong

Left: Emperor Qianlong depicted as an emanation of the Bodhisattva Manjushri.
Right: A portrait of Emperor Qianlong

On another occasion, Emperor Qianlong deliberately undermined the influence of the Khalkha nobility when he selected the 3rd reincarnation of Jetsundamba, the highest Mongolian Gelugpa lama, from amongst the Tibetan royal family of Lithang instead of the Khalkha Mongols, the largest subgroup of Mongol people. The Khalkha nobility originally protested this decision but later changed their minds and requested for the newly recognised incarnation to be enthroned far away at Dolonnor. Emperor Qianlong ignored this request, having intentionally selected the incarnation of Jetsundamba from amongst the Tibetans to put an end to Outer Mongolian autonomy.

 

The Fall of the Mongolian Aristocracy

By the turn of the 20th century, Buddhism had become an established religion in Mongolia with 583 monasteries in Outer Mongolia and various temple complexes scattered throughout. These Buddhist institutions alone controlled approximately 20% of the country’s wealth.

Present-day Ulaanbaatar was then known as the seat of the living Buddha of Mongolia, Jetsundamba Khutuktu, also known as Bogdo Gegen or Bogd Khan. Jetsundamba Khutuktu was the third highest lama after the Dalai Lama and the Panchen Lama, within the hierarchy of Tibetan Buddhism in Mongolia. The two monasteries in Ulaanbaatar alone housed approximately 13,000 and 7,000 monks respectively.

Jetsundamba Khutuktu

Jetsundamba Khutuktu

The monasteries acquired their wealth through donations and offerings from both the nobility and ordinary householders. Herders would also dedicate themselves to these monasteries either out of faith or from a desire to escape the demands of the aristocracy. In 1924, there were 140 incarnate lamas in Mongolia, each retaining some degree of secular authority, and roughly one-third of the population were monks. Approximately 250,000 (over one-third of the total population) lived in territories administered by the incarnate lamas and the monasteries.

When the Qing Dynasty fell in 1911, it was the Buddhist monasteries and temples that provided much needed political structure for Mongolia, and the Jetsundamba Khutukhtu began to administer an autonomous state in Yehe Kuriye. Although some foreign observers did not have a favourable view of Mongolian Buddhist monks and considered them corrupt, ignorant and lazy, the Mongolian people did not agree and have continued to maintain their faith in Buddhism to this day. In 1924, revolutionaries took over Mongolia and put an end to the power of the nobility.

The breakup in the Mongol empire after 1259

The breakup of the Mongol empire after 1259 (Click to enlarge)

 

Important Figures in Mongolian Buddhism

 

Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyeltsen (1182 – 1251 CE)

When Prince Godan asked his general, Doorda Darkhan, for advice on which Tibetan Buddhist lama was worthy of his invitation, the general answered,

“The Kadampas are the best regarding the monastic institution; the Taglungpas are the most skilled in worldly human affairs; in splendour, the Drigungpas are the greatest; but as for Dharma, Sakya Pandita is the most learned of them all.”

Following his general’s recommendation, Prince Godan issued an invitation to Sakya Pandita, who embarked on the journey to meet with the prince in 1244. Sakya Pandita brought along his two nephews — 10-year-old Phagpa and Chagna Dorje (1239 – 1267 CE). Phagpa was considered to be the religious heir of the Sakyas while Chagna was destined to be the patriarch of the Khön family.

Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyatsen (1182-1251)

Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyatsen (1182-1251)

When they arrived at Lanzhou, Prince Godan had just returned from the enthronement ceremony of his older brother, Guyuk (1206 – 1248 CE) as the great Khan. Prior to Guyuk’s ascension, political power lay in the hands of Toregene Khatun (Ogedei Khan’s consort) during the interim period between Ogedei Khan’s death and Guyuk Khan’s enthronement.

Sakya Pandita taught Prince Godan the Dharma, convinced him not to drown and decimate the Chinese race, and healed the prince from a serious skin disease. Sakya Pandita also advised the learned Buddhist masters and their patrons in the U-Tsang and Kham regions of Tibet not to fight the Mongol armies but to pay tribute to them instead. This eventually led to the widespread dissemination of Buddhism in Mongolia in later decades.

Sakya Pandita’s followers in Tibet requested him to return home but, feeling that he would be more beneficial by remaining amongst the Mongols, Tanguts, Uyghurs and Chinese, Sakya Pandita decided to remain where he was.

When Sakya Pandita knew that his time was coming to an end, he wrote a book titled Clarifying the Buddha’s Intention and a letter that showed his confidence in Prince Godan’s good intentions for Tibet. In 1251, Sakya Pandita appointed Phagpa as his successor in Mongolia and passed away peacefully.

 

Drogön Chögyal Phagpa

Drogon Chogyal Phagpa

Drogön Chögyal Phagpa

After his uncle Sakya Pandita passed away, Drogön Chögyal Phagpa remained under the protection and patronage of Prince Godan until he was summoned by Kublai Khan. Previously a practitioner of Chan Buddhism, Kublai Khan felt that he had a stronger karmic connection with Tibetan Buddhism.

Both Kublai Khan and his consort, Chabi, developed devotion to Phagpa and he was given the title ‘Imperial Preceptor’, which gave him authority over all monks within the realm of the Yuan Dynasty.

 

Namo

A Kashmiri Buddhist teacher, Namo was the spiritual guide of Guyuk Khan, who later bestowed the title “Guusi” or State Preceptor upon Namo.

Upon Guyuk Khan’s passing in 1248, Mongke, who was the grandson of Genghis Khan and the eldest son of Tolui (1190 – 1232 CE), was appointed as the Grand Khan. The newly enthroned Khan continued to favour Namo and in 1252, entrusted him with the management of Buddhist affairs in his realm.

Mongolia 15, 16 – Guyuk Khan (left); an image of Guyuk Khan from a Persian miniature (right)

Two artistic depictions of Guyuk Khan

 

The 3rd Karmapa Rangjung Dorje

The 3rd Karmapa Ranjung Dorjey

The 3rd Karmapa Ranjung Dorje

The 3rd Karmapa Rangjung Dorje was a prominent Buddhist master, scholar and practitioner. Having taught in the Uyghur and other Mongol regions, acquiring a stainless reputation in the process, he was invited to the Mongol Yuan court by Emperor Yuan Wenzong (Togh Temur) (1304 – 1332 CE).

Unfortunately, the emperor and the crown prince Rinchinbai passed away before the Karmapa’s arrival. Therefore, when the Karmapa finally reached Daidu, he officiated the enthronement of Temur as Emperor Yuan Shundi (r. 1333 – 1370).

 

Ondor Gegeen Zanabazar (1635 – 1723)

Stunning White Tara statue attributed to the great Mongolian artist Zanabazar

Stunning White Tara statue attributed to the great Mongolian artist Zanabazar

Born into the Mongolian royal family, Ondor Gegeen Zanabazar was the 16th Jetsundamba Khutuktu and the first Bogd Gegeen, the highest spiritual authority of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism in Mongolia. When he was five years old, His Holiness the 5th Dalai Lama recognised him to be the incarnation of Taranatha, the remarkable Jonang Buddhist scholar.

Zanabazar used his influence to advance the interests of Buddhism among the Mongols. He was also known for his incredible artistic talents and was considered to be a skilled sculptor, architect, painter and costume designer and an erudite scholar and linguist.

 

The 3rd Dalai Lama Sonam Gyatso (1543 – 1588)

His Holiness the 3rd Dalai Lama Sonam Gyatso

His Holiness the 3rd Dalai Lama Sonam Gyatso

Sonam Gyatso was the first to hold the title of ‘Dalai Lama’. He studied at Drepung Monastery under the guidance of Panchen Sonam Drakpa, a renowned Gelug lama, and learned the Nyingmapa tantric doctrines as well. He was later appointed the Abbot of Drepung Monastery and his reputation was such that the monks of Sera Monastery also considered him their abbot.

Sonam Gyatso recognised Altan Khan as the reincarnation of Genghis Khan and in return, Altan Khan bestowed upon him the title of ‘Dalai Lama’ and recognised him to be the incarnation of Drogön Chögyal Phagpa, one of the most highly respected Dharma teachers in Mongolia and the spiritual guide of Kublai Khan.

 

Aftermath

After the turn of the 20th century, rapid changes across Asia affected the state of Buddhist affairs in Mongolia. Buddhism had become an integral part of Mongolian culture but in 1921, Mongolia began to feel the pinch of the Russian Bolshevik Revolution.

In 1924, the Mongolian spiritual guide Jetsundamba Khutuktu passed away and the Mongolian People’s Republic (MPR) was established soon after. The newly founded party then executed a socialist revolution under the direction of the Soviet Communist International (Comintern).

Things became worse in the 1930s when Stalin was in power. Most Mongolian temples and monasteries were destroyed except for Gandan Khiid and Erdene Zuu, two of the most famous temples in Mongolia. During and after World War II, governmental policy changes allowed the revival of Buddhism and reconstruction of monasteries that were previously destroyed.

Erdene Zuu Monastery in Mongolia

Erdene Zuu Monastery in Mongolia

 

Recommended Videos

 

Genghis Khan: Rise of Mongol Empire (BBC Documentary)

Or view the video on the server at:
http://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/GenghisKhanRiseOfMongolEmpire.mp4

 

The Mongol Empire: “Kublai Khan” (History Channel)

Or view the video on the server at:
http://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/KublaiKahnAndTheMongolEmpire.mp4

 

Recommended Reading

Buddhism in Mongolia (click to download PDF)

Mongolian Buddhists Protecting Nature (click to download PDF)

The Miniature Paintings of Mongolian Buddhism (click to download PDF)

The Mongolian Dalai Lama (click to download PDF)

The texts above were sourced from legitimate book-hosting services offering these texts for free download. They are made available here for purely educational, non-commercial purposes.

 

Sources:

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_the_Mongol_Empire
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddhism_in_Mongolia
  • http://www.mongols.eu/mongolia/history-buddhism-mongolia/buddhism-in-mongolian-empire/
  • http://themongolschina.weebly.com/religion.html
  • http://www2.kenyon.edu/Depts/Religion/Fac/Adler/Reln260/Mongolian-Buddhism.htm
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongol_invasions_of_Tibet
  • https://studybuddhism.com/en/advanced-studies/history-culture/buddhism-in-tibet/tibetan-history-before-the-fifth-dalai-lama/tibetan-lamas-and-mongol-patrons
  • https://www.discovermongolia.mn/blog-news-why-dalai-lama-is-called-dalai-lama/

 

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  1. Pastor Shin Tan on Apr 4, 2018 at 7:47 am

    Last Saturday, at an event marking 60 years of Tibetans being recipients of Indian kindness, Lobsang Sangay mentioned that the exiled Tibetans should strengthen their efforts to make the Dalai Lama’s return to his Potala Palace a reality.

    Representing the Indian government, Ram Madhav, a leader in the governing Bharatiya Janata party, echoed Sangay’s statement with hope that the Dalai Lama will be able to “return to your homeland” through peaceful and democratic means.

    This event was originally planned to be held in Delhi but it was cancelled and relocated to Dharamsala. At the same time, Indian officials were directed by their Foreign Secretary to avoid events hosted by the Tibetan leadership, since they coincided with a “sensitive time” for Delhi’s relations with Beijing. India’s volte-face approach in shunning the Tibetans, with the unprecedented cancellation of many key Tibetan events, is now being viewed as a clear sign that India is no longer willing to be collateral damage in the Tibetan quest to agitate China over the so-called Tibetan cause.

    With mounting pressure from India to not hurt their relations with China, the tone of the message this time around seems to be that of a plea with only one goal in mind: for the Dalai Lama to return to Tibet and reunite with Tibetans inside Tibet. Could it be that after 60 years, the Tibetan leadership has finally realised their fight against China is a futile one, and they should start looking at more achievable goals? May the aspirations of millions of Tibetans to see the Dalai Lama’s return to Tibet be fulfilled and in the words of Madhav, that ” it will not take that long for you (Tibetans) to be back home.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/01/pm-in-exile-urges-tibetans-to-make-dalai-lamas-return-a-reality

  2. Anne Ong on Mar 25, 2018 at 2:41 pm

    Any histories of Buddhism always interest me to read. This article of Buddhism in Mongolia is fascinating from the time of Genghis Khan. Mongolia main religion is the tantric Buddhism of Gelugpa lineage . Love this part of the history ,”Emperor Qianlong also supported the Gelug (Yellow Hat) school of Tibetan Buddhism in order to maintain peace within Mongolia because the majority of Mongols were followers of the two main lamas of this lineage — the Panchen Lama and the Dalai Lama. According to Mark Elliott, Professor of Chinese and Inner Asian History at Harvard University, Emperor Qianlong’s political manoeuvring and intertwining of Tibetan Buddhism with Mongolian matters “meshed seamlessly with his personal faith.” Thank you Rinpoche and blog team for this very interesting article, video clips and pictures. 🙏😍

  3. Samfoonheei on Mar 25, 2018 at 11:21 am

    Any histories of any subject always interest me to read. This article of Buddhism in Mongolia is fascinating from the time of Genghis Khan. Mongolia main religion is the tantric Buddhism of Gelugpa lineage . It seem that the links between the Mongolian Buddhism and the Tibetan Buddhism are very ancient .and both has a long history during the periods of the nomadic empires. They are described as a part of Tibetan Buddhism, which is in many ways. Tibetan Buddhist monasticism has made an important impact on the early development of Mongolian Buddhism. Buddhism is in the heart of every aspect of Mongolian culture . The revival of this powerful Buddhist heritage is critical to Mongolia’s future peace and happiness.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting post which I do enjoyed and watching the video too.

  4. Datuk May on Mar 22, 2018 at 10:32 pm

    Throughout history, the greatest conquerors and the vastest empire ever existed was the Mongolian Empire spearheaded by the great Genghis Khan and his successors. History also prevails that Kublai Khan, the grandson established a united China for what it is today by created the Yuan Empire.

    Having conquered the seat of civilisation, China, it is without doubt that Tibet was also under the influence of the Mongolian Kings or Khans.

    What is most amazing to learn is that although originally not Buddhists, the rulers of the Mongol empire sought the help of Tibetan lamas to assist divinely their success in amassing the vast lands which spread from Mongolia to eastwards to China and westward to modern day Europe.

    As such with the original motivation and the results of their conquests, Mongolian rulers held high regards to the Tibetan Lamas for their help.

    From the 13th century, Buddhism was brought to the Mongolians and in the 16th Century, Altan Khan (a direct descendant of the Khan dynasty) bestowed the title of Dalai Lama on an erudite Tibetan Lama, Sonam Gyatso. And posthumously to his two predecessors.

    This is an article to read about history of the Mongolian Khans, and their reverence of Tibetan Buddhism, especially the importance of the virtues of Buddhism on such brutal and merciless conquerors in history.

    Whatever were the motivation, the Mongols till today has beautiful monasteries and also a place of growing Buddhism.

    In recent times, initiation to Dorje Shugden had been performed in Mongolia.

  5. Choong on Mar 22, 2018 at 9:42 pm

    If there is one thing that straddles Pan-Asia, it would be Buddhism in the form of one tradition or another.

    Tibetan Buddhism, as it is now referred to, without doubt, has left its mark on the Mongol, Tibetan and Chinese empires. However, because of the pressure of war and revolution, this comes in a subtle but still perceptible way today.

    This article gives a very good account of how Tibetan Buddhism crept into the fabric of the Mongol empire(s). Glenn Mullin has also written on this topic and his paper on this subject can be found here:

    http://sarr.emory.edu/MongoliaConference/MullinPaperRev1.pdf

    A resurgent China and India will bring with it a similar resurgence of interest in their cultures and I suspect Buddhism will prominently feature.

    • Jacinta Goh on Apr 20, 2018 at 11:21 am

      Dear Rinpoche and Choong,

      What you’ve commented above is on how Buddhism creeped into Mongolia and China and their impact on it, but for me I saw the connections between Masters from different lineages and how they benefitted these places over few lifetimes. In it, we can also see how these lineages intertwined and can be traced back to Buddha Sakyamuni’s time like the first Khalka Jetsun Dampa, whose previous life was the famous scholar Taranatha, was one of the Buddha’s 500 disciples.

      My point, we used to say that all lineages are the same, there’s no distinctions in their teachings and it goes back to same teachings but in reality, how do you proof that? This is exactly how! That it can be traced back till Buddha’s time. And we can’t always say because my Guru said so, but to really show it.

      Just now I’ve mentioned that how these lineage Masters benefitted beings over lifetimes; we can see from the case of Sakya Pandita (one of the previous incarnations of DS) and then the nephew Lama Phagpa, who then in another life as Althan Khan (recognised by Sonam Gyatso (The 3rd Dalai Lama) as the reincarnation of Lama Phagpa) and the Althan Khan, whose previous life was Genghis Khan and in this life, H.E. the 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche who’s known as Prince Iska Minh is in the family tree of Genghi Khan too😅

      Lama Sonam Gyatso, who hailed from Drepung Monastery was under the guidance of Panchen Sonam Drakpa (known for being the Abbot of three well-known monastery; Ganden, Sera and Drepung and one of previous lifetimes of DS).

      Then the 5th Dalai Lama recognised Ondor Gegeen Zanabazar, the 16th Jetsundamba Khutuktu as the incarnation of Taranatha as mentioned above and Master Zanabazar was the Guru for of Zaya Pandita Luvsanperenlei. Choong has written a great article on this Master here https://goo.gl/pq8s63 . Luvsanperenlei was also one of the key disciples of Drepung Monastery’s Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen and is said to have mentioned in his Collected Works several of the prophecies of his teacher Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen. Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen’s biography (rnam thar) was also preserved in Mongolian in Zaya Pandita’s works. And both Zaya Pandita and Zanabazar met Qing Emperor Kangxi during the year 1961.

      Up till here, I’m amazed. Just look at these connections so far. Not mentioning those Masters like Karmapa Kagyu and etc.

      *Just a sideline~ I was just finished listening to a video here suggested by Rinpoche https://youtu.be/ynhVVAXQ6Qg This lady spoke about many things such as how reincarnation was connected to the same family, correspondences between wounds and birthmarks, the healings, the ages of the children that usually could recalled their past lives and many more.

      There’s another one here on how a beloved brother returned as the man’s son as the boy grew ‘proved’ he was the reincarnation of the brother. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkhkGxjXm0M&feature=youtu.be

      All in all, we should now be very careful on how we associate with others and how we conduct our life as these will carry forward into our future lives. The chances are, we might see them again. If you were not worry about your life previously, given all these circumstances , you should by now be very afraid. It’s not only because it’s mentioned in Buddhism, but reincarnation happens to all regardless your faith.

      Please correct me if I’m wrong on any of the above mentioned as I’m trying to figure out pieces of big puzzle here as I go

      Thank you Rinpoche and Choong

      • Choong on Apr 20, 2018 at 3:08 pm

        Hi Jacinta,
        Nice to see your comments.
        As you are well aware, Buddhas emanate in many different forms and roles so that the Dharma may continue spread in the ten directions.
        Because of cause and effect which resembles each other, what you stated in your observant comments are precisely the result of their actions.
        Yes, the more I researched and the more I observed, just like you, the more unshakable my faith has become in the Dharma.
        Thank you very much for your comments.

  6. Pastor Han Nee on Mar 22, 2018 at 7:10 pm

    It would appear that Buddhism began to make deep inroads into Mongolian, when Prince Godan, grandson of Genghis Khan, was impressed and won over by the teachings and knowledge of the great Buddhist Master ,Sakya Pandita, and probably became the first prince of Mongolia to be converted to Buddhism .Thus in the 13th century, in the reign of Mongke Khan, Buddhism flourished with the powerful support and patronage of the Mongol rulers.

    Mongke Khan appointed Namo , a Kashmiri Buddhist monk as Chief of all Buddhist monks, also known as the Imperial Preceptor. Mongke Khan’s successor, Kublai Khan, was very interested in Buddhism. He invited a Sakya Lama, Drogon Chogyal Phagpa(Sakya Pandita’ nephew whom he had brought with him to Mongolia), to spread Buddhism throughout his realm. Later Kublai Khan and his consort developed great devotion towards Drogon Chogyal Phagpa and appointed him as the ‘Imperial Preceptor’, which gave him authority over all monks within his realm.

    Thus by the turn of the 20th Century , Buddhism had become an established religion in Mongolia, with 583 monasteries in Outer Mongolia, and with the Buddhist institutions alone controlling approximately 20% of the country’s wealth! Present-day Ulaanbaatar became the seat of the living Buddha of Mongolia, Jetsundamba Khutuktu.To this day, Mongolians have continued to maintain an unwavering faith in Buddhism and in their Sangha.

    Many illustrious masters are behind the spread and flourishing of Buddhism in Mongolia. It can be seen from them that the relationship between Tibetan spiritual leaders and the Mongolian aristocracy paved the way for Buddhist teachings to be disseminated in Mongolia.

    The most notable was Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyeltsen. It was Sakya Pandita who taught the Dharma to Prince Godan and converted him to Buddhism. Sakya Pandita brought the message of peace in his Dharma . He convinced Prince Godan not to decimate the Chinese race. He also advised the learned Buddhist masters and their patrons in the U-Tsang and Kham regions of Tibet not to fight the Mongol armies but to pay tribute to them instead. This was probably the key factor that led eventually to the widespread dissemination of Buddhism in Mongolia in later decades.

    Sonam Gyatso, the 3rd Dalai Lama, is another renowned figure. He was the first to be appointed as Dalai Lama by Alta Khan.

    Ondor Gegeen Zanabazar, the 16th Jetsundamba Khutuktu, was the first Bogd Gegeen, the highest spiritual authority of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism in Mongolia. Zanabar, also an erudite scholar,linguist and artist, used his influence to advance the interests of Buddhism among the Mongols.

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  • Alice Tay
    Saturday, Apr 21. 2018 11:05 AM
    Already over 60 years and until today most of the Tibetan people still under the dilemma whether want to leave or go. This implied that the convictions of Tibetan people has been deserted and all of their welfare is never improved due to the incapability of the Tibetan leadership. Furthermore, the oracle, Nechung, predicted that Tibetans will be back in Tibet within 5 years, but this prophecy is never realized. Dear Tibetan leadership, how much longer will the people to wait? The people are suffered enough in their daily life.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this meaningful and insightful review on this issue.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/why-tibetans-are-leaving-india.html
  • Lin Mun
    Saturday, Apr 21. 2018 10:44 AM
    After 60 years living as refugee in India, there is no development for the Tibetan living in exile. CTA has not done much for his people but instead instill hope that they are going back to Tibet. But the fact is that even the new generation of Tibetan in India have already adapted to the life in India and can’t speak Tibetan. Where would there see a need to go back to Tibet? And if the living condition in India is so bad and status remained as refugee for sure they would have find ways to have a better future elsewhere and that is logical.

    I hope very soon CTA would quickly change their mind to think and act for the best for his people. Stop creating more issues to disunite the people for example Dorje Shugden ban.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/why-tibetans-are-leaving-india.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 21. 2018 10:31 AM
    It’s a heartfelt watching the video of how pigs are slaughtered . Sad can imagine the pig suffering, so much of agony and pain before the hour of death. No living beings will choose to die with so much suffering. Hopefully more people are aware of these slaughtering and stop consuming meat go on vegetarian to cut down the killings.
    Be kind to them .
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article to create more awareness.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/pig-slaughter-in-taiwan.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 21. 2018 10:31 AM
    With so many hundreds of baby southern right whales dead washed ashore around Patagonia. Researchers are launching an investigation into the unexplained deaths of hundreds of young southern right whales. The southern right whales is the biggest sea mammal in the world and one of the planet’s most vulnerable marine species. Its has a feature of a dark, gray and blackish body, heavy and with no dorsal fin. Conservationists, scientists and researchers are determined by all means to find out the cause of the death as the populations could go extinct in no time.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/sad-news-at-sea.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 21. 2018 10:30 AM
    A powerful quote of wisdom by HH the 14th Dalai Lama. Buddhism is unique among the world’s major world religions. Many people consider themselves spiritual but not religious and having religion without being spiritual is emptiness. Wisdom and compassion in Buddhism, inspires us to make our life much better spiritually.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/wisdom.html
  • Alice Tay
    Saturday, Apr 21. 2018 02:26 AM
    Personally, I think it is about 30% from the above mentioned list of animals are very rare as I never heard before. To protect all these endangers wildlife and having considered that hunting has contributed to the extinction of animal species, I hope that Malaysian Government will consider to tighten the regulations on the killing of wildlife.

    Thank you for this wonderful sharing about Malaysia’s beautiful wildlife.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/20-awesome-malaysian-animals.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Friday, Apr 20. 2018 09:57 PM
    During the papacy of Pope Leo X, a widely practiced way of fundraising was to offer salvation to people who could afford it; meaning the rich people could done all evil and gone sin-free. Much fund was needed in order to sustain the Pope’s lavish patronage in culture and arts. He practiced nepotism, which was no difference from abuse of power. It seemed that Pope Leo X was a corrupted leader, abused his authority and manipulated religious issues for his personal gain. One would wondered how a religious leader could have no discipline in his controlling his own desire and only cared about himself and his crony. It certainly cast much bad light on the religion he represented. Unfortunately, all the above traits are familiar to us because they are extremely similar to how the CTA rules today from Dharamsala. The CTA is corrupted, abuses their power and manipulates religious affairs to suit their personal gain; i.e. cover their failure and to raise fund in fake pretext. May more people see the truth behind the CTA ugly intention and step forward or step up to challenge them. Thank you for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/the-controversial-pope-leo-x.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Apr 20. 2018 01:12 PM
    Interesting……..discovery by scientist that extra terrestrials have visited Earth for millions of years ago.. From the age of the dinosaurs to ancient Egypt, from early cave drawings to continued mass sightings in the US. They are convinced and reveals that the truth about mankind’s contact with extra terrestrial aliens long ago including historical text and photos. Hundreds of strange disks are discovered in a cave in China that appear to tell the story of an ancient extra terrestrial crash on Earth. Having discovered ancient gold mine has proven to be of hundreds thousand years old pointing to the theory and facts of an extinct civilisation of aliens on earth. Multiple cultures from different part of the world has shared experiences of alien visitation as well ,proving that ancient aliens definitely exists even before mankind.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting video and glad to know more of the discoveries .

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/ancient-aliens-season-1-episode-4-the-mission.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Apr 20. 2018 01:11 PM
    So touching watching this amazing video of the leopard showing love and compassion to a different species ,a small tiny baboon. The leopard even to the extend helping the tiny baboon on to the tree. Its very rare leopard not kill other beings. Animals experience the same range of emotions as humans, and researchers have proven that some animals do feel a full range of emotions, including fear, joy, happiness, shame, embarrassment, resentment, jealousy, rage, anger, and love. Hence do not hurt and kill animals , give them a chance to live like humans. Go on vegetarian is the best choice.
    Thank you for sharing Rinpoche.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/leopard-saves-baby-baboon-must-watch.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Apr 20. 2018 01:11 PM
    Life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer. To strive for a more impressive meaningful , purposeful in life which involves recognising and accepting our higher potential will be more rewarding. With the powerful Dharma Protector …Dorje Shugden guiding us is indeed a define success in our heart of hearts. The powerful Protector will helps us nor matter when and what race and faith when we trusted fully in it. We will become inspired, have peace of mind and be able to achieve much more in life beyond. It will change our life , doing the activities that we love and spending time with the people that we love. By cultivating the ability to help people be happy, and to relieve them of the suffering they experienced.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Stella for this beautiful article.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/guest-contributors/finding-deeper-meaning-in-life-with-dorje-shugden.html
  • Alice Tay
    Friday, Apr 20. 2018 06:10 AM
    Thank you Rinpoche and the support team for all of these inspirational quotes that really make us think deeply about various aspects of life.

    A question comes to mind: ”What are we waiting for?” Do the dharma work before it is too late as death can happen at any time.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/people-for-peace.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 19. 2018 11:42 AM
    Interesting article……as I used to think that angel are associated with the Christian faith. As I see pictures of angels always adorned in white and in the light. There also appeared in the holy scriptures and graphics on walls of ancient buildings. After reading this article I concluded that I believe aliens and angels do exist as be extra-terrestrials who may be beings from different realms. In Buddhism, there are some other forms of life existing in other parts of the universe.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these interesting video and article

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/are-angels-ancient-aliens-2.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 19. 2018 11:42 AM
    Beautiful poems , it’s a reminder for us all to appreciate our life as life is short and unpredictable. We could liberate our sufferings by learning , practicing dharma and doing dharma work to live our life meaningful. Free ourselves from suffering and live a life of compassion, fearlessness and joy.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this beautiful poem.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/suffering-is-my-protector.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Wednesday, Apr 18. 2018 09:36 PM
    This article is beautifully presented to capture the contribution of our forefathers who brought with them development and prosperity to Bentong and also other parts of Malaysia. During those days, many immigrants from China came to Malaysia and invested their wealth and effort in this land that was rich in natural resources but otherwise raw and untouched. They made this land their home. Because of them, Bentong is now prosperous and thriving with businesses and industries that can compete in the world arena. Thank you for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/guest-contributors/chinese-influx-to-bentong-in-the-early-days.html#comments
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Apr 18. 2018 02:56 PM
    Wow…..amazing watching such a very rare video. We are so fortunate able to see this with a better knowledge of oracles that have existed over thousands years ago in Tibet. This is a very valuable information which provide a great insight into the world of oracles in exiled Tibet. Watching Namsel Donma the only woman oracle was fantastic, she is so strong, powerful and so as the rest of the man oracle in the video. It show us that there are other forms of spiritual beings do exist as depicted in statues and thangkas. HH Dalai Lama gave a good explanation of the incredible phenomena of oracles. I do enjoyed watching, thank you Rinpoche for sharing this rare video.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/videos/fantastic-oracle-film.html

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Sculpture demigoddesses Singhini (lioness goddess) on the upper terrace in front of Nyatapola temple in Bhaktapur, Nepal.
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Beautiful and sacred Vajra Yogini in Pharping, Nepal. The caretaker said it was owned by the Great Marpa the translator who was the guru of Milarepa. Wow.
In the Lankavatara Sutra, Lord Buddha says: \"For innumerable reasons, the Bodhisattva, whose nature is compassion, is not to  any meat. Thus Mahamati, whenever there is the evolution of living beings, let people cherish the thought of kinship with them, and thinking that all beings are [to be loved as if they were] and only child, let them refrain from eating meat.  Mahamati, meat is not eaten by anybody for any reason, there will be no destroyer of life. Thus, Mahamati, meat-eating I have not permitted to anyone, I do not permit, I will not permit.\"
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In the Lankavatara Sutra, Lord Buddha says: "For innumerable reasons, the Bodhisattva, whose nature is compassion, is not to any meat. Thus Mahamati, whenever there is the evolution of living beings, let people cherish the thought of kinship with them, and thinking that all beings are [to be loved as if they were] and only child, let them refrain from eating meat. Mahamati, meat is not eaten by anybody for any reason, there will be no destroyer of life. Thus, Mahamati, meat-eating I have not permitted to anyone, I do not permit, I will not permit."
At times I have to be a trendsetter in spirituality as opposed to just being a follower and that is why I take chances and try. I may not be liked always for it, but I have to do it. In this way I have been introducing Dorje Shugden to the world. I know Shugden is good and will help so many and that is why I do it.
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At times I have to be a trendsetter in spirituality as opposed to just being a follower and that is why I take chances and try. I may not be liked always for it, but I have to do it. In this way I have been introducing Dorje Shugden to the world. I know Shugden is good and will help so many and that is why I do it.
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it\'s right and will benefit people at the cost of your own reputation. That\'s how I feel when I share Dorje Shugden\'s practice with the world.
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Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it's right and will benefit people at the cost of your own reputation. That's how I feel when I share Dorje Shugden's practice with the world.
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it\'s right and you are true to yourself.
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Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it's right and you are true to yourself.
At times I have to be a trendsetter in spirituality as opposed to just being a follower and that is why I take chances and try. I may not be liked always for it, but I have to do it. In this way I have been introducing Dorje Shugden to the world. I know Shugden is good and will help so many and that is why I do it.
3 months ago
At times I have to be a trendsetter in spirituality as opposed to just being a follower and that is why I take chances and try. I may not be liked always for it, but I have to do it. In this way I have been introducing Dorje Shugden to the world. I know Shugden is good and will help so many and that is why I do it.
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it\'s right and you are true to yourself.
3 months ago
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it's right and you are true to yourself.
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it\'s right and will benefit people at the cost of your own reputation. That\'s how I feel when I share Dorje Shugden\'s practice with the world.
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Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it's right and will benefit people at the cost of your own reputation. That's how I feel when I share Dorje Shugden's practice with the world.
Beautiful Buddha built in Sarnath, India. Sarnath was the place where Lord Buddha first starting teaching the sacred Dharma. Tsem Rinpoche
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Beautiful Buddha built in Sarnath, India. Sarnath was the place where Lord Buddha first starting teaching the sacred Dharma. Tsem Rinpoche
 This is so good. I need to remember this and not allow people to do this to me anymore. Being kind is one thing, but when they are doing it and it harms, it is not a matter of kindness anymore but taking advantage.
4 months ago
This is so good. I need to remember this and not allow people to do this to me anymore. Being kind is one thing, but when they are doing it and it harms, it is not a matter of kindness anymore but taking advantage.
Incredible Lama Thubten Phurbu and His Activities - http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=150927
5 months ago
Incredible Lama Thubten Phurbu and His Activities - http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=150927
Huffington Post has just released their SECOND EXPOSÉ of the Dorje Shugden issue. You can read about it here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=151328
5 months ago
Huffington Post has just released their SECOND EXPOSÉ of the Dorje Shugden issue. You can read about it here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=151328
Please read what Kyabje Trijang Choktrul Rinpoche says about people\'s religion.
5 months ago
Please read what Kyabje Trijang Choktrul Rinpoche says about people's religion.
A gorgeous Dorje Shugden painted in traditional art style of China. Chinese art has flourished for over 5,000 years and highly sought after. This form of Dorje Shugden is sitting on a seat as you see painted in his chapel (Trode Khangsar) in Lhasa, Tibet. Dorje Shugden can be on a seat or Lion.  More downloads here.  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
5 months ago
A gorgeous Dorje Shugden painted in traditional art style of China. Chinese art has flourished for over 5,000 years and highly sought after. This form of Dorje Shugden is sitting on a seat as you see painted in his chapel (Trode Khangsar) in Lhasa, Tibet. Dorje Shugden can be on a seat or Lion. More downloads here. http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
Dear friends, The Dorje Shugden oracle of Gaden Shartse Monastery was authorized and blessed by both Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. He was a favorite among high lamas for his smooth trances and clear prophecies. This video is a one-of-a-kind where you see the Choyang Dulzin Kuten oracle take trance of the peaceful form of Dorje Shugden wearing the robes of a high lama giving teachings, blessings and transmissions. Very sacred and rare video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pawS1TMOe8k
5 months ago
Dear friends, The Dorje Shugden oracle of Gaden Shartse Monastery was authorized and blessed by both Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. He was a favorite among high lamas for his smooth trances and clear prophecies. This video is a one-of-a-kind where you see the Choyang Dulzin Kuten oracle take trance of the peaceful form of Dorje Shugden wearing the robes of a high lama giving teachings, blessings and transmissions. Very sacred and rare video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pawS1TMOe8k
Beautiful contemporary art piece of Dorje Shugden for free high res download here:  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
5 months ago
Beautiful contemporary art piece of Dorje Shugden for free high res download here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
The Huffington Post extensively covers the Dorje Shugden issue. I had no idea that this article was being written. I was not contacted, not asked for an interview or asked for any comments, and then it was published and my students alerted me to it. So it was a very, very pleasant and encouraging surprise to read such balanced coverage from such a reputable news website. You can read it here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=149806
5 months ago
The Huffington Post extensively covers the Dorje Shugden issue. I had no idea that this article was being written. I was not contacted, not asked for an interview or asked for any comments, and then it was published and my students alerted me to it. So it was a very, very pleasant and encouraging surprise to read such balanced coverage from such a reputable news website. You can read it here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=149806
དེ་རིང་ང་ཁྱེད་རང་ཚོ་མཉམ་དུ་བོད་མིའི་ཆབ་སྲིད་ནང་གི་བློ་མགུ་ནུས་པའི་མངོན་འགྱུར་ཞིག་ཞུའི་ཡིན། གང་དག་བོད་པའི་སྤྱི་ཚོགས་ནང་ཆོས་ལུགས་ཁྱད་པར། དབྱེ་འབྱེད། ཕྱོགས་རིས་ཐོག་ལ་གང་འདྲ་སྟངས་འཛིན་བྱེད་དགོས་ཀྱི་སྐོར་ངེས་གཏན་སྣུན་ཤུགས་བྱེད་ཐུབ། http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/tibetan-mp-tenpa-yarphel-speaks-up-against-nechung-tibetan.html
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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
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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 )
5 months ago
(Drepung) Dear friends, In the effort to be creative about something as holy and beneficial as Dorje Shugden, we've come out with these new and realistic depictions. One is Dorje Shugden visiting the Potala Palace and the other is Dorje Shugden arising from Drepung Monastery where he lived in Zimkhang Gangma Ladrang as a high lama. Please enjoy and be blessed. Sincerely, Tsem Rinpoche (High resolution downloads: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html )
Dear friends, In the effort to be creative about something as holy and beneficial as Dorje Shugden, we\'ve come out with these new and realistic depictions. One is Dorje Shugden visiting the Potala Palace and the other is Dorje Shugden arising from Drepung Monastery where he lived in Zimkhang Gangma Ladrang as a high lama. Please enjoy and be blessed. Sincerely, Tsem Rinpoche (High resolution downloads: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html )
5 months ago
Dear friends, In the effort to be creative about something as holy and beneficial as Dorje Shugden, we've come out with these new and realistic depictions. One is Dorje Shugden visiting the Potala Palace and the other is Dorje Shugden arising from Drepung Monastery where he lived in Zimkhang Gangma Ladrang as a high lama. Please enjoy and be blessed. Sincerely, Tsem Rinpoche (High resolution downloads: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html )
I had this painting commissioned. Please read more here on this great master-
 http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=146195
6 months ago
I had this painting commissioned. Please read more here on this great master- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=146195
How can all the high lamas of Tibet and all the protectors not be able to defeat Dorje Shugden? This is food for thought: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Bj0254UG-Y
6 months ago
How can all the high lamas of Tibet and all the protectors not be able to defeat Dorje Shugden? This is food for thought: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Bj0254UG-Y
致全世界的华人:这是我一份小小的心意:一幅富有古中国传统艺术的作品。希望你们会喜欢! http://bit.ly/2zLOjnK
6 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.
6 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
6 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.
6 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.
6 months ago
These three (Dharma, Oser and Mumu) are super adorable.
Beautiful Vajra Yogini print.
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
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Free haircut service for Kechara Soup Kitchen clients from Silkcut Hair Studio and Glam Hair Studio.
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Our distribution to the Orang Asli villages in Bentong yesterday evening. Thank you to all not forgetting the local volunteers as well. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Uncle Ng with his "No Look" pose today in the kitchen. Thanks to Wei Di, Jian King, Henry Poong who helped in the kitchen today. Justin @ KSK
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Dorje Shugden Chapel in the heart of Bentong! Visit this beautiful chapel at the entrance to Kechara Paradise, 84, Jalan Ah Peng, 28700 Bentong, Pahang, Malaysia. Picture courtesy by Pastor Albert, shared by Pastor Antoinette
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当我去Zambala Room 的时候Kai Te 很开心的说“老师!!!你看我画的美丽人生”我问“哇哈!!好棒噢!你画的好好噢!这个就是你的美丽人生?”Kai Te 回我说“是的!!!这里还有美丽的屋子” 看他满足的笑容,满满的正能量,多疗愈啊!By Asyley Chia KSDS
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Throw back last Sunday topic 8 freedom and 10 endowment leading by Teacher Kien and Teacher Lin Mun. Everybody paying full attention while teacher sharing.Well done children. By Asyley Chia KSDS
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Ready!!! Get set Throw!!!2 to 4 year old games Time.By Asyley Chia KSDS
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Teacher Alice demonstrate full lotus sit to the Class 2 to 4 year old children.By Asyley Chia KSDS
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Thank you to Calvin Chan and students from Chung Ling Butterworth High School who helped carry the heavy groceries to needy families. Great to see the younger generation spending their time serving the community. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Team Cambridge University Press Malaysia also helped to evaluate applicants applying for our food bank assistance programme. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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466kg of #surplusfood were redistributed to 76 needy families in PPR Beringin on Thursday with the help of these dedicated #volunteers. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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KISG has carried out prayer recitations to Mother Tara in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Powerful Dukkar or White Umbrella Puja “To cut asunder completely all malignant demons, to cut asunder all the spells of others…to turn aside all enemies and dangers and hatred...” Dukkar manifested from the crown of Buddha Shakyamuni as a personification of Buddha’s victory umbrella, and is commonly regarded as the female counterpart to Avalokiteshvara (Kuan Yin), the Buddha of Compassion. https://www.vajrasecrets.com/dukkar-puja-fund-for-legal-affairs, shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Teacher Kien led the students to recite Migtsema & Manjushri mantras before the class start. Alice Tay, KSDS
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Doing prostrations to the Buddhas is another way of collecting extensive merit. Alice Tay, KSDS
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KSDS students paid respect and do prostrations to Lama Tsongkhapa. Alice Tay, KSDS
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Welcome the new joining volunteer teacher, Yvonne, helped the class age between 2 years old and 6 years old. Alice Tay, KSDS
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Teacher Laura is the youngest KSDS volunteer teacher, to take care for the children mainly age between age 7 and 8. Alice Tay, KSDS
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20 birds were released this afternoon. Bird Liberation @ Kechara Penang Study Group ~ Jacinta Goh
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Kids watched in awe. May they realise the ultimate Bodhicitta ~Jacinta Goh, Kechara Penang Study Group
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Led by Pastor Patsy, 108 mantra seeds of Medicine Buddha were being planted and hopefully the birds will have a good rebirth in their next lives and may they meet and practice Dharma strongly ~Jacinta Goh
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