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. Wai Meng Wan on May 11, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    Mongolians conquered half the known world at one time, with soldiers on horseback. These horsebacks warriors struck fear into Western Europe at one time, and one of the greatest civilizations then was China, who was considered a major civilized nation then. It took many great beings like Sakya Pandita and Sonam Gyatso who helped to bring dharma and and end to the warrior and blood thirsty Mongolians to the dharma and Buddhism.

    Mongolians are fiercely loyal to the Gaden tradition, may the Mongolians be a spiritual force of change in the world to come.

  2. 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

  3. 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. 🙏😍

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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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  • Lin Mun
    Monday, Jul 16. 2018 09:04 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for these useful tips when we engage in a retreat. I think it is very important to set the highest motivation before engaging in a retreat and then focus on it during the retreat. We are really very fortunate to have all the guidance from Rinpoche and pastors and comfortable venue to do retreat here in Kechara. Appreciate Rinpoche’s kindness.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/5-practical-tips-for-a-spiritual-retreat.html
  • Lin Mun
    Monday, Jul 16. 2018 08:40 PM
    Retreat is indeed a great way to breakaway from our busy schedule to seek for a calm and peaceful mind. Not only that, it is a great way to connect with the Buddha for a few days without any disturbance, just us and Buddha. We are all very fortunate that Rinpoche created Kechara Forest Retreat where we have a conducive environment for retreat. Thank you Rinpoche for your kindness.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/6-signs-you-need-a-retreat-pronto.html
  • Lin Mun
    Sunday, Jul 15. 2018 10:27 PM
    A wonderful news to see Megnath sharing Dorje Shugden practise to his family, friends, students and Nepal’s community. So glad that the powerful practise of Dorje Shugden can be spread to so many places. With the 2 chapels in Nepal, I am sure more people will learn and engage in the practise. Thank you Rinpoche for your kindness in sharing Dorje Shugden and created so many methods and opportunities for all to know him.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/dorje-shugden-arrives-in-nepali-school.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Jul 15. 2018 08:27 AM
    It is fascinating to read about the tradition and practice in Sikkim at the time when Lamaist countries were deemed as mysterious and out of reach. Through the writing of Waddell, it came to light that the enlightened Dharmapala, Dorje Shugden was revered by the Nyingma lineage in Sikkim as the protector was placed in a prominent position within the Pemayantse Monastery. Pemayangtse Monastery stood as one of the most prominent monasteries in Sikkim and it was tied to Mindrolling Monastery in Tibet. It was also the seat of Lhatsun Namkha Jigme, a great master of the Nyingma tradition, who through “his mastery of Riwo Sangcho, established and consolidated the Buddhist teachings in Sikkim.” Given the Given Waddell’s proficiency of the Tibetan language and culture, but perhaps not with the religion and its pantheon of deities, Dorje Shugden remained undisputed as a deity venerated by the people of Sikkim at that time. Thank you for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugden-in-nyingma-pemayangtse-monastery-sikkim.html
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Saturday, Jul 14. 2018 08:12 PM
    I am not letting go, so don’t drag me yelps Gizmo! https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=31&v=a70X2ql5Lys
  • Stella Cheang
    Saturday, Jul 14. 2018 01:43 PM
    Through out human history, villains and unkind beings are allowed to hold office and make significant decision that caused damages, to not just one but many people. For example He Shen during Qianlong Emperor’s time in Qing Dynasty, or Judas Iscariot during Jesus Christ’s time. It is frustrating to learn in hindsight that, for certain particular reasons, circumstantial or purely out of the leader’s selfish motivations, these villains to reign and damage. Shameful and disgusting.

    Back to Depa Norbu, as a person, he is unkind, certainly not spiritual. He is self-serving and unscrupulous. He was given power and ascent to the position of Regent, then he flipped and joined the rebellious against Gelug tradition. Why would the crimes of such a person being covered up? The worst of all, he murdered a highly attained lama who arose as an enlightened protector of the lineage and teachings? Something is seriously amiss!

    Logically, the Tibetan leaders should have drawn a clear line with Depa Norbu and charged him with all the crimes he have done, including the murder of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen. It may seem unfair to charge a person centuries after he is dead, but it should not be new to the Tibetan leadership. They are capable for ascribing wrongs to the dead anyway, i.e. alleging TDG for making a bad prayer when he died and arose as an evil spirit, Dorje Shugden.

    The Tibetan leadership should use this unscrupulous tactic now, for the sake of unifying the people as well as undoing the wrong of accusing a highly attained lama (Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen) and reinstating Dorje Shugden. It is really too bad that the Dalai Lama, the King of Tibetan Buddhism and his peers were (still is?) surrounded by people the like of Depa Norbu.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/external-articles/murder-in-drepung-monastery-depa-norbu.html
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Saturday, Jul 14. 2018 03:18 AM
    The 3rd Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche points out clearly the murderer of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen- Read Here – https://bit.ly/2uyhkBt
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Saturday, Jul 14. 2018 03:06 AM
    Murder in Drepung Monastery: Depa Norbu- Read here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=162787
  • Alice Tay
    Friday, Jul 13. 2018 09:11 PM
    This post brought me back to my days in the university’s time. During 3 years studied in Kedah, I have tried all the foods as stated in the post except fried porridge. At that time, most of my friends are Malays (born in Kedah) and therefore the Buddhism temples such as Buddhist Hermitage Lunas, Wat Kalai etc. are not in our list for visit.

    Thank you Rinpoche and Sharon sharing this interesting post of Kedah. Hope I get the chance to visit Kedah again especially Wat Kalai that built more than 200 years ago by Prak Nikcrodthamadtada.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/wonderful-kedah-malaysia.html
  • Lin Mun
    Friday, Jul 13. 2018 08:59 PM
    It’s alarming reading this article. Year 2030 is very near and if we don’t do much to help the earth and our environment, we will very soon exhaust our natural resource. We are facing with so much deficiency such as clean water, air, trees and our whole ecosystem are affected. We should create awareness and start taking action to help our mother earth instead of looking for another earth. It is with the right mindset that we can sustain our earth.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/time-to-find-a-second-earth-wwf-says.html
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Friday, Jul 13. 2018 01:39 PM
    https://youtu.be/JL1oDuvQR08


    Must watch this carefully. Very short but interesting. TR
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Thursday, Jul 12. 2018 10:58 PM
    Dorje Shugden Arrives in a Nepali School | नेपाली विद्यालयमा दोर्जे शुग्देनको प्रवेश।- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=164978
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Thursday, Jul 12. 2018 10:20 PM
  • Lin Mun
    Thursday, Jul 12. 2018 10:14 PM
    Sometimes it is easy to fall into unhappiness because we let our mind control it. We should control how we feel and think. The more we dwell on negativity the more we are unhappy. We should always make our mind be aware to not fall into these 10 habits. Realising nothing is permanent, we should be flexible in accepting the situation we are facing and move on.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article as it serves as a good reminder for me.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/10-habits-of-chronically-unhappy-people.html
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Thursday, Jul 12. 2018 04:33 PM
    As my time for my life ebbs away every day, I find all things in life without much purpose and meaning. The purpose that was taught to us is projected. The meaning we are suppose to believe in is imaginary. I long so much to renounce all wordly possessions and with my dharma books and Buddha statues to recluse within an emerald forest of trees, birds and clear lakes. To engage in the meditational practices bestowed to me by Heruka Zong Rinpoche and seek signs of accomplishments as I practice. I long for this. I wish for this. I beg for this. It is the only thing I truly desire and this desire never abates. Help me accomplish this and I will be eternally grateful. I will not forget you at the time of my awakening. I will return to bring you to the dimension of enlightenment. As Vajra Yogini appeared to Jetsun Naropa and in this truth, I will return to help you. For now, please help me into retreat. Help, Tsem Rinpoche

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The 3rd Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche points out clearly the murderer of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen- Read Here -  https://bit.ly/2uyhkBt
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The 3rd Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche points out clearly the murderer of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen- Read Here - https://bit.ly/2uyhkBt
Murder in Drepung Monastery: Depa Norbu- Read here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=162787
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Murder in Drepung Monastery: Depa Norbu- Read here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=162787
Dorje Shugden Arrives in a Nepali School | नेपाली विद्यालयमा दोर्जे शुग्देनको प्रवेश।- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=164978
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Dorje Shugden Arrives in a Nepali School | नेपाली विद्यालयमा दोर्जे शुग्देनको प्रवेश।- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=164978
My doggies are super cute. He is Dharma boy in grey and she is Oser girl in the white. They looked like little stuffed toys. I love them very much.
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My doggies are super cute. He is Dharma boy in grey and she is Oser girl in the white. They looked like little stuffed toys. I love them very much.
My doggies are super cute. He is Dharma boy in grey and she is Oser girl in the white. They looked like little stuffed toys.
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My doggies are super cute. He is Dharma boy in grey and she is Oser girl in the white. They looked like little stuffed toys.
Four Sacred Sites of Vajra Yogini in Nepal- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=164215

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Four Sacred Sites of Vajra Yogini in Nepal- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=164215 This is an important pilgrimage blog post everyone must study and understand as one day you could visit and make prayers. Also this post has the various lineages of the sacred Lady Vajra Yogini's practice. A must read. Tsem Rinpoche
Tsem Rinpoche at Kechara Forest Retreat
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Tsem Rinpoche at Kechara Forest Retreat
Sakya tradition\'s thangka of Dorje Shugden sitting on a throne within his palace with his four emanations and high Sakya Lama nearby. Tsem Rinpoche
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Sakya tradition's thangka of Dorje Shugden sitting on a throne within his palace with his four emanations and high Sakya Lama nearby. Tsem Rinpoche
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Tsem Rinpoche's shrine next to his working table
Tsem Rinpoche teaching in Kathmandu, Nepal
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Tsem Rinpoche teaching in Kathmandu, Nepal
Tsem Rinpoche teaching around 20 years back in Wisdom Centre Kuala Lumpur.
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Tsem Rinpoche teaching around 20 years back in Wisdom Centre Kuala Lumpur.
A Indian Yogi meditating on the path of Vajra Yogini deep in the forest as he is guarded by his wisdom protector Dorje Shugden. If we rely on him, Dorje Shugden will watch over us unwaveringly.~Tsem Rinpoche
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A Indian Yogi meditating on the path of Vajra Yogini deep in the forest as he is guarded by his wisdom protector Dorje Shugden. If we rely on him, Dorje Shugden will watch over us unwaveringly.~Tsem Rinpoche
A very rare lineage of the Severed-Head Vajra Yogini thangka. She has severed her head and holding it in her own skull cup. Top left is Indra Kacho Vajra Varahi, centre is Flying Vajra Yogini and top right is Maitri Kacho Vajra Yogini.~Tsem Rinpoche
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A very rare lineage of the Severed-Head Vajra Yogini thangka. She has severed her head and holding it in her own skull cup. Top left is Indra Kacho Vajra Varahi, centre is Flying Vajra Yogini and top right is Maitri Kacho Vajra Yogini.~Tsem Rinpoche
A stunning ethereal depiction of Dorje Shugden invoked by the Aboriginal tribes in Australia.~Tsem Rinpoche
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A stunning ethereal depiction of Dorje Shugden invoked by the Aboriginal tribes in Australia.~Tsem Rinpoche
Beautiful thangka with upper left: Guru Rinpoche in the form of Nyima Odser, centre Lord Buddha Shakyamuni, right Tsongkapa, bottom left Protector Dorje Drolod and bottom right Protector of wisdom Dorje Shugden.~Tsem Rinpoche
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Beautiful thangka with upper left: Guru Rinpoche in the form of Nyima Odser, centre Lord Buddha Shakyamuni, right Tsongkapa, bottom left Protector Dorje Drolod and bottom right Protector of wisdom Dorje Shugden.~Tsem Rinpoche
A meditator in Tibet has a vision of Manjushri Dorje Shugden while in retreat...while his \'assistant\' the yeti is in the background. Few Tibetan lamas had mentioned they have seen the yeti in Tibet or they harnessed the yeti to deliver messages to other meditators in distant mountains hard to reach by the average person. Tsem Rinpoche
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A meditator in Tibet has a vision of Manjushri Dorje Shugden while in retreat...while his 'assistant' the yeti is in the background. Few Tibetan lamas had mentioned they have seen the yeti in Tibet or they harnessed the yeti to deliver messages to other meditators in distant mountains hard to reach by the average person. Tsem Rinpoche
Left is His Eminence Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Tharchin lak of Sera Mey Monastery. He was residing in our Rashi Gempil Ling Kalmuck temple in Howell, New Jersey since 1971. I arrived in Howell in 1972 and had the fortune to take refuge with this master and receive innumerable teachings for 8 years. I lived 10 minutes away due to my good fortune. He is my first teacher. He is a direct student of H.H. Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche Dechen Nyingpo the Great as well as Their Holinesses Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche.

Right. Is His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche visiting this temple in New Jersey. It was at this time His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche conferred the Dorje Shugden sogtae (\'initiation\') on Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Tharchin along with two other students.~Tsem Rinpoche
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Left is His Eminence Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Tharchin lak of Sera Mey Monastery. He was residing in our Rashi Gempil Ling Kalmuck temple in Howell, New Jersey since 1971. I arrived in Howell in 1972 and had the fortune to take refuge with this master and receive innumerable teachings for 8 years. I lived 10 minutes away due to my good fortune. He is my first teacher. He is a direct student of H.H. Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche Dechen Nyingpo the Great as well as Their Holinesses Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. Right. Is His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche visiting this temple in New Jersey. It was at this time His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche conferred the Dorje Shugden sogtae ('initiation') on Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Tharchin along with two other students.~Tsem Rinpoche
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Another cute attack short video of my doggies you must see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMUWYvWk3no&feature=youtu.be
I first saw this \'red\' illustration of Vajra Yogini back in Howell, New Jersey when I was around 14 years old. It is one of my favorite depictions of this Buddha Dakini. Tsem Rinpoche
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I first saw this 'red' illustration of Vajra Yogini back in Howell, New Jersey when I was around 14 years old. It is one of my favorite depictions of this Buddha Dakini. Tsem Rinpoche
Sacred old Vajra Yogini small hand painting called a \'tsakaley\'.
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Sacred old Vajra Yogini small hand painting called a 'tsakaley'.
Offerings are made daily to the enlightened awakened beings on my shrine. Today we offered many fresh and clean fruits. May all be blessed by finding the path to enlightenment and gaining attainments. Tsem Rinpoche

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Offerings are made daily to the enlightened awakened beings on my shrine. Today we offered many fresh and clean fruits. May all be blessed by finding the path to enlightenment and gaining attainments. Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
Beautiful picture of His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche.
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Beautiful picture of His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche.
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My dear Mumu boy has such soulful and deep penetrating eyes. He was highly sensitive, intelligent and caring. He is physically gone, but never from my heart. Tsem Rinpoche
Oser and Dharma meet \"His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche\"- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-fP1MLuR0A
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Oser and Dharma meet "His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche"- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-fP1MLuR0A
Oser and Dharma meet a new friend. Super cute attack video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkuXAcveV0E
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Oser and Dharma meet a new friend. Super cute attack video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkuXAcveV0E
Little Oser trying to get a snack out. Super cute video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ANtRnEFREA
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Little Oser trying to get a snack out. Super cute video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ANtRnEFREA
Beautiful and sacred shrine
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Beautiful and sacred shrine
Voodoo and the Tibetan Leadership- https://bit.ly/2u4BZ0w

What happened to the voodoo religion is similar to what Tibetan leadership is doing today to groups of people due to their religion.
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Voodoo and the Tibetan Leadership- https://bit.ly/2u4BZ0w What happened to the voodoo religion is similar to what Tibetan leadership is doing today to groups of people due to their religion.
Take two minutes and  look at this cool video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqBOV1pf8uU
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Take two minutes and look at this cool video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqBOV1pf8uU
Another beautiful and ancient thangka of Guru Rinpoche and Dorje Shugden!
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Another beautiful and ancient thangka of Guru Rinpoche and Dorje Shugden!
Please read about this incredible hermit monk Gen Nyima. Very inspirational-  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=163703
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Please read about this incredible hermit monk Gen Nyima. Very inspirational- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=163703
Neat and fun video to share: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oqe2JPpO6OI
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Neat and fun video to share: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oqe2JPpO6OI
A question regarding unenlightened oath bound protectors. Do click on picture and read. Tsem Rinpoche
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A question regarding unenlightened oath bound protectors. Do click on picture and read. Tsem Rinpoche
Be kind to everyone because they need it. Tsem Rinpoche
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Be kind to everyone because they need it. Tsem Rinpoche
Ishwar Puri Ji: The Great Sikh Master in the West- Please read more and be inspired: https://bit.ly/2KxqOqI
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Ishwar Puri Ji: The Great Sikh Master in the West- Please read more and be inspired: https://bit.ly/2KxqOqI
Geshe Puntsok happy with his gift of The Promise book.
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Geshe Puntsok happy with his gift of The Promise book.
It is said by the caretakers not to go to this place at night. Because at night they hear gatherings and lots of voices. People in the village respectfully avoid this place as the dakinis (yoginis) gather at this place and if they are disturbed, there are fearful consequences worst than death for the intruder. Please read more about the this place in Hirapur: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=163205
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It is said by the caretakers not to go to this place at night. Because at night they hear gatherings and lots of voices. People in the village respectfully avoid this place as the dakinis (yoginis) gather at this place and if they are disturbed, there are fearful consequences worst than death for the intruder. Please read more about the this place in Hirapur: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=163205
Raven-faced Karma-Mahakala or Kakamukha Mahakala
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Raven-faced Karma-Mahakala or Kakamukha Mahakala
You may have heard of singing in the rain, but how about chanting in the rain?

A group of Kecharians went on sacred pilgrimage in Kechara Forest Retreat itself yesterday. We all know we don\'t have to travel far for pilgrimage because we have Kechara Forest Retreat with so many blessed images and relics. Please see what I mean: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3439KaJsBA

Tsem Rinpoche
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You may have heard of singing in the rain, but how about chanting in the rain? A group of Kecharians went on sacred pilgrimage in Kechara Forest Retreat itself yesterday. We all know we don't have to travel far for pilgrimage because we have Kechara Forest Retreat with so many blessed images and relics. Please see what I mean: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3439KaJsBA Tsem Rinpoche
Stunning \'nathang\' thangka of Ekazati, Dorje Drolod and Dorje Shugden together.
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Stunning 'nathang' thangka of Ekazati, Dorje Drolod and Dorje Shugden together.
Sacred Vajra Yogini made in Qing dynasty Between 1644-1911). It is housed in Sichuan Museum, Chengdu. Just to gaze at Her holy form is to realize there is a different place we can go to that has no suffering. She is the doorway and all we have to do is leave our projections and enter. May all ascend to Kechara Paradise. Namo guru Vajra Yogini lah Chak Tsel Lo! Tsem Rinpoche
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Sacred Vajra Yogini made in Qing dynasty Between 1644-1911). It is housed in Sichuan Museum, Chengdu. Just to gaze at Her holy form is to realize there is a different place we can go to that has no suffering. She is the doorway and all we have to do is leave our projections and enter. May all ascend to Kechara Paradise. Namo guru Vajra Yogini lah Chak Tsel Lo! Tsem Rinpoche
Rumi: Legendary Sufi Poet whose mystical works transcend space and time. It\'s beneficial to enhance our knowledge of other traditions & cultures: https://bit.ly/2lh9cRO
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Rumi: Legendary Sufi Poet whose mystical works transcend space and time. It's beneficial to enhance our knowledge of other traditions & cultures: https://bit.ly/2lh9cRO
His Holiness Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, Kyabe Zong Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Monastery doing puja.
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His Holiness Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, Kyabe Zong Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Monastery doing puja.
Old Tsui Marpo thangka with his other 6 brothers. So it\'s the 7 blazing Tsen brothers. Beautiful.
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Old Tsui Marpo thangka with his other 6 brothers. So it's the 7 blazing Tsen brothers. Beautiful.
Protector Tsui Marpo in Danji Ling in Lhasa. Striking image.
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Protector Tsui Marpo in Danji Ling in Lhasa. Striking image.
Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Monastery in 2006
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Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Monastery in 2006
My doggies and I-June 2018
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My doggies and I-June 2018
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Megnath and myself June 2018
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  • Very powerful and heartwarming short video about love. A must watch and a must share. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Very powerful and heartwarming short video about love. A must watch and a must share. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Megnath is such a devotee of Bhagawan Dorje Shugden where he brought this protector to many people. Must watch this short video of him with the school kids. Lovely. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 days ago
    Megnath is such a devotee of Bhagawan Dorje Shugden where he brought this protector to many people. Must watch this short video of him with the school kids. Lovely. Tsem Rinpoche
  • My super adorable Oser girl Schnauzer reaching for a carrot on a chair. Her face looks like a stuffed animal toy. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 days ago
    My super adorable Oser girl Schnauzer reaching for a carrot on a chair. Her face looks like a stuffed animal toy. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This is the shrine next to my working table where I sit daily. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 days ago
    This is the shrine next to my working table where I sit daily. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Who is that?? Wow Wow
    Tsem Rinpoche's pet Schnauzers Oser & Dharma trying to get attention of the life-like statue of Rinpoche's guru Kyabje Zong Rinpoche which was offered by the students
  • Nothing Stops Me from Getting the Snack!
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    Nothing Stops Me from Getting the Snack!
    Tsem Rinpoche's pet Schnauzer Oser got the snack from the ball!
  • I must get the snack!
    6 days ago
    I must get the snack!
    Tsem Rinpoche's pet Schnauzer Oser trying hard to get her snack out of the ball!
  • I love this green snack munch munch munch
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    I love this green snack munch munch munch
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  • ‘Ahm-ahm’ video part 3: Starring the two silly doggie clowns doing jumps for carrot tidbits. Teehee
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    ‘Ahm-ahm’ video part 3: Starring the two silly doggie clowns doing jumps for carrot tidbits. Teehee
  • ‘Ahm-ahm’ video part 2: Starring the mega monsters Oser and Dharma. Teehee
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    ‘Ahm-ahm’ video part 2: Starring the mega monsters Oser and Dharma. Teehee
  • ‘Ahm-ahm’ video part 1: Guess what are the two monsters looking for??? Teehee…cute
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    ‘Ahm-ahm’ video part 1: Guess what are the two monsters looking for??? Teehee…cute
  • A Dorje Shugden puja was performed by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s students in Wisdom Hall at Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR). KFR’s land is extremely blessed and energised, all beings who enter the land will be blessed.
    3 weeks ago
    A Dorje Shugden puja was performed by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s students in Wisdom Hall at Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR). KFR’s land is extremely blessed and energised, all beings who enter the land will be blessed.
  • A Dorje Shugden puja was performed by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s students in Wisdom Hall at Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR). KFR’s land is extremely blessed and energised, all beings who enter the land will be blessed.
    3 weeks ago
    A Dorje Shugden puja was performed by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s students in Wisdom Hall at Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR). KFR’s land is extremely blessed and energised, all beings who enter the land will be blessed.
  • A Dorje Shugden puja was performed by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s students in Wisdom Hall at Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR). KFR’s land is extremely blessed and energised, all beings who enter the land will be blessed.
    3 weeks ago
    A Dorje Shugden puja was performed by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s students in Wisdom Hall at Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR). KFR’s land is extremely blessed and energised, all beings who enter the land will be blessed.
  • A Dorje Shugden puja was performed by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s students in Wisdom Hall at Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR). KFR’s land is extremely blessed and energised, all beings who enter the land will be blessed.
    3 weeks ago
    A Dorje Shugden puja was performed by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s students in Wisdom Hall at Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR). KFR’s land is extremely blessed and energised, all beings who enter the land will be blessed.
  • Bigfoot Sign Arrives in Betong
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    Bigfoot Sign Arrives in Betong
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  • Visiting senior citizen homes who happily receive Dorje Shugden’s blessings.
    3 weeks ago
    Visiting senior citizen homes who happily receive Dorje Shugden’s blessings.
  • Visiting a senior citizens home and sharing Dorje Shugden with them.
    3 weeks ago
    Visiting a senior citizens home and sharing Dorje Shugden with them.
  • Megnath outside the Chabahil Dorje Shugden Chapel in Kathmandu passing out Dorje Shugden brochures and booklets to the local people.
    4 weeks ago
    Megnath outside the Chabahil Dorje Shugden Chapel in Kathmandu passing out Dorje Shugden brochures and booklets to the local people.
  • Megnath walking around the Bodha stupa in Kathmandu and his uncle holding image of Dorje Shugden as he was just gifted with it.
    4 weeks ago
    Megnath walking around the Bodha stupa in Kathmandu and his uncle holding image of Dorje Shugden as he was just gifted with it.
  • Oser and Dharma vying for a snack! Cute
    4 weeks ago
    Oser and Dharma vying for a snack! Cute
  • A devotional song by Mary Fewel Tulin from the Radhasoami of Baba Sawan Singh. In it she praises the guru’s ability to evoke love and compassion within a practitioners heart.
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    A devotional song by Mary Fewel Tulin from the Radhasoami of Baba Sawan Singh. In it she praises the guru’s ability to evoke love and compassion within a practitioners heart.
  • Another devotional song in the Radhasoami tradition of Baba Sawan Singh. In this song she sings about the qualities of the guru.
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    Another devotional song in the Radhasoami tradition of Baba Sawan Singh. In this song she sings about the qualities of the guru.
  • On June 1, 2018, His Holiness the 10st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal starting giving teachings on Vajra Yogini in France.
    1 month ago
    On June 1, 2018, His Holiness the 10st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal starting giving teachings on Vajra Yogini in France.
  • His Holiness the 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal Rinpoche at 91 years old is healthy and very strong. We are blessed to see him. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 months ago
    His Holiness the 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal Rinpoche at 91 years old is healthy and very strong. We are blessed to see him. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Monthly Dorje Shugden Puja Performed at Nagu Monastery, Dechen, Yunnan, China for Tsem Rinpoche
    2 months ago
    Monthly Dorje Shugden Puja Performed at Nagu Monastery, Dechen, Yunnan, China for Tsem Rinpoche
  • His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche with his student Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
    3 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche with his student Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Shartse Monastery was one of the teachers of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Here in this beautiful video is Geshe Kelsang Gyatso showing his centre to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, then proceeding to sit down to receive teachings. For more information, please go to http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/category/kyabje-zong-rinpoche
  • Super neat footage of Patty the Bigfoot!
    4 months ago
    Super neat footage of Patty the Bigfoot!
    In 1967, Bob Gimlin and Roger Patterson stumbled across an incredible sight whilst out in Bluff Creek, in the California wilderness. At a creek which had been freshly washed-out by recent floods, they witnessed a female Bigfoot swiftly traverse the rugged landscape. Since their filmed encounter with the Bigfoot, who has since been nicknamed Patty, many have disputed the authenticity of their recording but no one has been able to successfully prove that it is a fake. Credits for this video goes to entirely to windvale for the original footage.
  • Adorable Tibetan kids wishing Happy New Year 2018
    4 months ago
    Adorable Tibetan kids wishing Happy New Year 2018
    The children and their little well-wishing voices are adorable!! It is a must listen. They recite prayers to Dorje Shugden to invoke blessings for everyone for the New Year 2018! At one point, they sprinkle some of the drink into the air as per tradition as an offering to Dorje Shugden. Shugden's practice in Tibet has been strong for four hundred years and is continuing to grow. Happy New Year (Losar) to everyone. May everyone have peace. Sarva Mangalam!
  • Dogs are super intelligent. This dog was trained as a service dog to help his owner who suffers from seizures. It even goes to the extent whereby he will lie under her head when she has a seizure, to protect her head from banging on the floor.
    5 months ago
    Dogs are super intelligent. This dog was trained as a service dog to help his owner who suffers from seizures. It even goes to the extent whereby he will lie under her head when she has a seizure, to protect her head from banging on the floor.
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    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
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    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
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    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
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    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
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    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
    9 months ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    9 months ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
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  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
    9 months ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
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    9 months ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    9 months ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    9 months ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
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    9 months ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
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    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
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Well done Alice on her creative artwork. Lin Mun KSDS
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