Dorje Shugden Mandala

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An old statue of Guhyasamaja, 15th Century Tibet. Click to enlarge.

(By Tsem Rinpoche and Pastor David Lai)

Within the Praise of Dorje Shugden called Infinite Aeon, Kyabje Dakpo Kelsang Kedrub Rinpoche wrote, “Through the power of having completed Guhyasamaja’s two stages, You would not be silenced, and showed signs of heroism, praise to you!”

Kyabje Dakpo Rinpoche was referring to the previous incarnations of Dorje Shugden who were accomplished lamas and siddhas that had mastered the Guhyasamaja Tantras. The realisation of this tantra would mean that he had accomplished the Illusory Body, which in turn created the cause for him to arise with the body of a Buddha. This is the result of having accomplished the advanced meditations of the completion stage of Guhyasamaja’s practice, during which one’s psychic energies are gathered in the central channel and dissolved into the indestructible drop within the heart. The subtle energies at a certain point in the meditations arise in the form of the yidam (meditational) deity, in this case Guhyasamaja. From this point onwards, through meditation on emptiness, combined with the mind of clear light, one rapidly gains liberation and ultimately complete enlightenment.

Therefore, Dorje Shugden’s mandala arose in a manner similar to the 32-deity Guhyasamaja tantra, due to having accomplished the practice in previous lives. It is for this reason that Dorje Shugden is frequently praised to have mastered the two stages of Guhyasamaja, or having become one with Guhyasamaja. That is why Dorje Shugden’s mandala takes on the appearance of Guhyasamaja, with the same number of deities that share the same qualities and attributes.

 

Guhyasamaja Tantra

A tsakaley painting of Guhyasamaja Manjuvajra of the Jnanapada tradition. Click to enlarge.

The name Guhyasamaja (Sanskrit) or Sangwa Dupa (Tibetan) literally means “the assembly of hidden or secret factors.” Guhya or Sangwa just means “secret,” and samaja or dupa means an “assembly.” The meaning of “secret” in this case is referring to teachings that are hidden or obscured to those who may not understand it. On the other hand, the “assembly” here refers to the subtle energies of our body.

Guhyasamaja is considered one of the oldest Buddhist tantric systems to have emerged in written form in ancient India. It belongs to the anuttarayoga tantra class, which means that the practice (in its advanced completion stage) deals directly with the subtle energies in the body – the chakras, channels, drops and winds – in order to attain the subtlest level of the mind, which is called the clear-light mind. As the practice is geared towards the development of the illusory body, it is classed as a ‘father’ tantra. Whereas, other tantric systems geared towards the development of clear light are known as ‘mother’ tantras. These terms are not based on whether the central meditational deity is male or female, but rather the method that the particular tantra concentrates on in order to gain spiritual results.

The Guhyasamaja Tantra was believed to be taught and transmitted to the Mahasiddha Indrabuti by Buddha Vajradhara.

This Tantric system has one of the most elaborate and thorough explanations on the workings of subtle energies in the body. Thus, the mastery of this tantric system would allow one to master any other anuttarayoga tantric system like Hevajra, Heruka Cakrasamvara, Yamantaka and so forth. This is why Guhyasamaja is often hailed as the ‘King of Tantra’ and it is widely believed that the continued existence of the Buddhist tantras in our world system depends solely upon the survival of the Guhyasamaja tantric lineage. It is the main tantric system widely practised within the Gelug tradition, together with Heruka Cakrasamvara and Yamantaka. Lama Tsongkhapa, founder of the Gelug tradition, was a great yogi of Guhyasamaja and wrote five volumes explaining this tantra. This accounts for the largest amount of writing on any subject within the 18 volumes of Lama Tsongkhapa’s collected works.

The Lotsawa Rinchen Zangpo as painted on the fresco of Alchi Monastery, Tibet.

The Lotsawa Rinchen Zangpo as painted on the fresco of Alchi Monastery, Tibet.

According to modern scholars, the Guhyasamaja Tantra first appeared in the early 8th century CE. In fact, a Sogdian monk by the name of Amoghavajra made the first reference to it. He translated eighteen texts into Chinese and the Guhyasamaja Tantra was one of them. Sogdia was an ancient kingdom in what is now known as Uzbekistan, and its people were merchants that traded along the Silk Route. They were also known to engage in translation works into Chinese.

According to tradition, Buddha Shakyamuni was said to have manifested as Buddha Vajradhara and then taught the Guhyasamaja system to King Indrabhuti, who was King of Oddiyana, known as Ogyen in Tibetan. The Guhyasamaja Root Tantra is seventeen chapters long. In 1002 CE, seven chapters were translated into Chinese by a figure known as Danapala. It was during this time that the great translator Rinchen Zangpo, in collaboration with the Kashmiri pandit Shraddhakaravarman, translated the Root Tantra into Tibetan. There are six Guhyasamaja explanatory tantras but only five of them were translated into Tibetan. These texts deal with the various aspects of the generation and completion stages, however they are written in an obscure manner that would require other Indian commentaries to interpret its meaning.

There are two main commentarial traditions on the Guhyasamāja Tantra: the Arya Tradition and the Jnanapada tradition. Following the Arya tradition, the central deity is the blue-black Akshobhyavajra, a form of the Buddha Akshobhya, with 32 deities in the mandala. On the other hand, following the Jnanapada tradition, the central deity is the yellow Manjuvajra, a form of the Buddha Manjushri, with 19 deities in the mandala.

 

Dorje Shugden Mandala

People generally believe that Dorje Shugden is an emanation of Manjushri, who manifested as a protector in worldly form. This is not entirely accurate because a worldly protector would not be able to manifest a form that reveals the complete path of sutra and tantra in the same manner as Dorje Shugden.

In fact, Dorje Shugden is more than an ordinary worldly being because he is able to manifest his aggregates, elements, sources and limbs as separate deities in order to perform various functions and activities. This means that each deity of the 32-deity Dorje Shugden Mandala is an emanation of Dorje Shugden’s enlightened qualities, similar to how the deities in Guhyasamaja’s mandala are emanations of Guhyasamaja.

At the core of Dorje Shugden’s mandala, resides Dorje Shugden’s five families. These five correspond to his five aggregates, and since they are purified aggregates, they take on the aspect of the Five Dhyani Buddhas. In a nutshell, the five aggregates refer to the five aspects of how sentient beings develop or impute a self-identity. Naturally, each aggregate does not inherently exist, but instead relies on the imputed identity of the self as real.

 

Dorje Shugden Five Families

The central deity of Dorje Shugden’s Five Families, or Dorje Shugden Rig Nga in Tibetan, is Dulzin Dorje Shugden in the aspect of a fully ordained monk wearing robes and a round hat. He wields a meandering sword with his right hand and holds a taming hook in the crook of his left hand, along with a jewel-spitting mongoose. He rides a snow lion that tramples an obstacle being beneath. He is the emanation of Dorje Shugden’s aggregate of consciousness in a purified form, which corresponds with the Buddha Akshobhya and is thus known as Akshobhya Vajra Vegavan. Vajra Vegavan literally means ‘Dorje Shugden’ in Sanskrit, and performs various activities to eliminate inner and outer obstacles.

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The deity in front of Dulzin Dorje Shugden is Vairochana Shugden or Shize. He appears in the aspect of a prince with a semi-wrathful smile, wearing a golden turban and princely white silk robes. He wields an upturned arrow tied with a divination mirror with his right hand, and a noose with his left hand. He rides on a large elephant. He is the emanation of Dorje Shugden’s aggregate of form in a purified form, which corresponds with the Buddha Vairochana. He is thus known as Vairochana Vajra Vegavan and performs various activities to pacify diseases and to avert natural disasters.

The deity on the left of Dulzin Dorje Shugden is Ratna Shugden or Gyenze. He appears in the aspect of a youthful prince wearing a golden turban and princely robes. He holds up to the sky a long-life vase adorned with a branch from a wish-fulfilling tree with his right hand, and a bowl of jewels with his left hand. He also holds taming hook and a victory banner in the crook of his left arm, and rides a golden palomino horse. He is the emanation of Dorje Shugden’s aggregate of feeling in a purified form, which corresponds with the Buddha Ratnasambhava. He is thus known as Ratnasambhava Vajra Vegavan and propitiated in order to increase one’s life force or lifespan, merits, wealth and wisdom.

The deity behind Dulzin Dorje Shugden is Pema Shugden or Wangze in the aspect of a semi-wrathful prince with a flirtatious smile and red-silk robes. He wields a taming hook with his right hand and a noose with his left hand. He rides upon a turquoise-coloured dragon. He is the emanation of Dorje Shugden’s aggregate of discrimination in a purified form, which corresponds with the Buddha Amitabha. He is thus known as Amitabha Vajra Vegavan and is propitiated to control negative minds and situations.

The deity on the right of Dulzin Dorje Shugden is Karma Shugden or Trakze in the aspect of a supremely wrathful prince with red-silk robes. He brandishes a sword with his right hand and clutches a bleeding heart with his left hand. He rides upon a garuda. He is the emanation of Dorje Shugden’s aggregate of compositional factors in a purified form, which corresponds with the Buddha Amoghasiddhi. He is thus known as Amoghasiddhi Vajra Vegavan and is known to wrathfully destroy insurmountable obstacles and life-threatening situations.

 

Nine Mothers

The Nine Mothers. Click to enlarge.

The Nine Mothers. Click to enlarge.

Surrounding the Five Families of Dorje Shugden are the Nine Mothers, who are emanations of Dorje Shugden’s four elements and five object sources. They appear as beautiful dakinis, dressed in celestial garments and hold various objects that represent the elements and objects of desire. The nine mothers represent protection of the five senses and developing control of the four elements. These are all attributes that signify their ability to assist tantric practitioners with their higher meditations.

The Four Elements The Four Mothers
Earth Lochana
Water Mamaki
Fire Pandaravarsini
Wind Samayatara

 

Five Sense Objects The Five Goddesses
Form Rupavajra
Sound Shaptavajra
Smell Gändhavajra
Taste Rasavajra
Tactile object Parshavajra

 

Eight Guiding Monks

The Eight Guiding Monks. Click to enlarge.

The Eight Guiding Monks. Click to enlarge.

Surrounding the Nine Mothers are the Eight Guiding Monks, who emanate from the eight parts of Dorje Shugden’s body. They appear as fully ordained monks, dressed in saffron-coloured robes while wearing various hats, holding items of monastic practice and other ritual implements. They represent the Eight Great Bodhisattvas and they bring about the growth of the Dharma, through the Sangha, Dharma practitioners and Dharma establishments.

The Eight Parts of the body The Eight Great Bodhisattvas
Eye sense power Ksitigarbha
Ear sense power Vajrapani
Nose sense power Akashagarbha
Tongue sense power Avalokiteshvara
Body sense power Sarvanivaranaviskambini
Mental power Manjushri
Veins Maitreya
Joints Samantabhadra

 

The Ten Youthful and Wrathful Attendants

The Ten Youthful and Wrathful Attendants. Click to enlarge.

The Ten Youthful and Wrathful Attendants. Click to enlarge.

Surrounding the Eight Guiding Monks are the Ten Youthful and Wrathful Attendants, who emanate from the other ten parts of Dorje Shugden’s body. They take on the appearance of Chinese, Tibetan, Mongolian, Kashmiri, Indian, and Nepali warriors, as well as those of other places. They are dressed according to these countries and wield various sharp weapons in their hands. These attendants represent the ten wrathful deities that travel the form, formless and desire realms at the speed of thought in order to avert inner and outer obstacles.

The Ten Parts of the Body The Ten Wrathful Deities
Right Hand Yamantaka
Left Hand Aparajita
Mouth Hayagriva
Right Shoulder Achala
Left Shoulder Takkiraja
Right Knee Niladanda
Left Knee Mahabala
Crown Ushnishachakravarti
Soles of feet Sumbharaja
Secret Place Amritakundalini

 

Dorje Shugden Mandalas by H. E. Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche

The following Dorje Shugden mandala posters are based on the teachings of Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche. Each mandala is unique because a different emanation of Dorje Shugden is placed as the principal deity along with the accompanying deities. The placement of each deity within the mandala is not arbitrary but is based on their nature and function according to the Guhyasamaja tantra just as it is described above.

 

Dorje Shugden World Peace Protector Mandala

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Another World Peace Protector Dorje Shugden Mandala

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Dorje Shugden on Tiger Mandala

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Dorje Shugden on Garuda Mandala ~ Trakze

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Inner and World Peace Protector Mandala ~ Ratna Shugden

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  1. Pastor Shin Tan on Aug 11, 2018 at 11:13 pm

    His Holiness the 10th Panchen Lama

    Tibetans commonly refer to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and His Holiness 10th Panchen Lama as the “sun and moon” of Tibetan Buddhism. They are the center of Tibetan Buddhist civilization, which draws to its sphere of influence millions of non-Tibetan practitioners. The Panchen Lama’s incarnation line began with the 16th abbot of Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, Lobsang Chokyi Gyeltsen (1570 – 1662). He was bestowed the title of Panchen Lama by His Holiness the 5th Dalai Lama after being declared as an emanation of Amitabha.

    After being given the title, his three previous incarnations were posthumously also bestowed the title, making Lobsang Chokyi Gyeltsen the 4th Panchen Lama. He became a teacher to many Tibetans, Bhutanese and Mongolian religious figures, including His Holiness the 4th and 5th Dalai Lamas, and the 1st Jetsun Dampa of Mongolia. A prolific author, Chokyi Gyeltsen is credited with over a hundred compositions, including a number of commentaries and ritual texts that remain central in the Gelukpa tradition today. Along with his role as a teacher of the Dharma, the Panchen Lamas are usually responsible for the recognition of the rebirths of the Dalai Lamas, and vice versa.

    The 10th Panchen Lama, Lobsang Trinley Lhundrub Chokyi Gyeltsen (19 February 1938 – 28 January 1989) continued both the spiritual and political roles of his predecessors. His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, his contemporary, was even heard to say and echo the Panchen Lama’s own words that the Dalai Lama would safeguard Tibet from the outside while the Panchen Lama would safeguard Tibet from the inside, as he never left Tibet after the political troubles of 1959. He was truly loved by the Tibetans, all the way until his passing. When he taught, thousands of people would attend, not only from his own Gelug lineage, but masters and practitioners from all traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.

    At his sprawling monastery of Tashi Lhunpo, he has a special chapel specifically dedicated to Dorje Shugden, where prayers and rituals are performed on a daily basis. In his great omniscience the Panchen Lama held Dorje Shugden as the principal Dharma protector of the monastery. He also personally propitiated Dorje Shugden among other Dharma protectors, and even wrote extensive prayers and rituals to Dorje Shugden. These rituals and prayers are contained within his ‘sung bum’ or collected works, which are provided here. As such a great lama, with an erudite and clear understanding of the Buddhist scriptures, a teacher to millions in both Tibet and China, from an established incarnation line and an emanation of the Buddha Amitabha, he could not be mistaken about his practice of Dorje Shugden.

    His Holiness 10th Panchen Lama is known for his composition of commentaries and practice texts that are still in use by contemporary Buddhist practitioners both in Tibet and across the world. One of these is a powerful ritual composition propitiating the compassionate Dorje Shugden.

    Upon the request by Acharya Lobsang Jangchub to compose a shorter version of the prayer (sadhana) for the exhortation of activities of Dorje Shugden, Panchen Lama immediately composed an abbreviate form of Dorje Shugden’s Kangsol. This text is entitled “Manjunatha’s (Tsongkapa) Lineage protector Dorje Shugden and five forms wrathful propitiations and confessional prayers and fulfilment of activities rites” or “Melodious sound of Accomplishment of the Four Activities” for short. Once the prayers were completed, he had signs and strong feelings that Dorje Shugden has been working hard to protect the Buddhadharma in general and the lineage of Lama Tsongkhapa specifically.

    Mirroring the abilities of one of his earlier incarnations, Khedrub Je, a disciple of Lama Tsongkhapa and master of both sutra and tantra, the Panchen Lama used his compositional skill and poetic prowess to create a masterful sadhana. Worthy of note is a praise in which the first letter of each verse is a Tibetan vowel. Such compositions are rarely seen, and have historically only been used when propitiating senior Dharma protectors such as Palden Lhamo and Kalarupa.

    The Panchen Lama also stated that while composing the Dorje Shugden sadhana (prayers) he was filled with a sense of happiness and bliss. He ends the composition with not only his official title but his ordination name, Tenzin Trinley Jigme Choje Wangchuk, endorsing the validity of his work. He composed the sadhana in his own Tashi Lhunpo monastery while in the Hall of Clear Light and Bliss.

    See the Panchen Lama’s writings and download: https://bit.ly/2KIfeXb

  2. Beatrix Ooi on Aug 10, 2018 at 8:43 am

    For the first time available, Dorje Shugden and his entourage of 32 assistants of his mandala.

    Dorje Shugden is a powerful protector deity who is also an emanation of Manjushri, a wisdom bestowing Buddha. Therefore, he has great ability to help us to progress further on the spiritual path. He does this by helping us to overcome obstacles and problems for the modern individual.

    Due to his enlightened nature, Dorje Shugden is able to manifest 32 deities and within the same abode resides Setrap and Kache Marpo:-

    1. 5 Dorje Shugden families or emanations. They consists of the following:-

    – Dulzin Dorje Shugden, which performs activities to eliminate inner and outer obstacles.
    – Shize, which performs activities to pacify all illnesses and disease.
    – Gyenze, which performs activities to increase all desirable material and spiritual wealth.
    – Wangze, which performs activities to control difficult people and circumstances.
    – Trakze, which performs activities to wrathfully eliminate all insurmountable obstacles and life-threatening situations.

    2. 9 Mothers. They represent protection of the five senses and developing control of the four elements. These are all attributes that signify their ability to assist tantric practitioners with their higher meditations.

    3. 8 Guiding Monks. They represent the Eight Great Bodhisattvas (Avalokiteshvara, Manjushri, Vajrapani, Samantabhadra, Maitreya, Kshitigarbha, Akashagarbha, Sarva-nivarana-viskambini) and they bring about the growth of the Dharma, through the Sangha, Dharma practitioners and Dharma establishments.

    4. 10 Youthful & Wrathful Attendants. They represent the ten wrathful attendants to avert inner and outer obstacles. They are beings who are from Mongolia, China, Kashmir, India, Bengali, etc.

    5. Setrap. He is a senior Dharma Protector from India and an emanation of Amitabha Buddha. He had enthroned Dorje Shugden as an authentic Dharma Protector. Therefore, he also resides within the same mandala of Dorje Shugden.

    6. Kache Marpo. He is not an emanation of Dorje Shugden but he is still an enlightened Dharma Protector in his own right. He was originally known as Tsiu Marpo of Samye Monastery. However, he has placed himself under the service of Dorje Shugden as his chief minister, performing many activities in order to protect and benefit practitioners. Therefore, he stands guard at the main entrance of Dorje Shugden’s mandala. He often takes trance of qualified mediums to speak.

    7. Namkar Barzin. He is the reincarnation of an old Mongolian monk and when he passed away in Phari area of Tibet, his spirit was placed as a powerful assistant of Dorje Shugden. He guards and protects buildings and great institutions especially those that benefit others. He rides on a mythical Gyaling animal that resembles a goat but with scales.

    These sacred images are available on *Vajrasecrets. They are made of high quality alloy and are one of a kind. They are based on the lineage of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche’s monastery, Tashilhunpo in Shigatse, Tibet. In fact, the iconography of these statues are based on detailed photographs taken by H. E. Tsem Rinpoche during a trip to Tashilhunpo’s protector chapel. These are based exactly as the 10th Panchen Lama’s personal collection.

    Dorje Shugden mandala: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=131570

    Dorje Shugden’s benefit and practice: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=62422

    Dorje Shugden’s origins: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=106424

    Dorje Shugden chapel in His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche’s Tashilhunpo Monastery in Tibet: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=68698

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  3. Valentina Suhendra on Jul 25, 2018 at 1:49 am

    Amazing post!!!!!

    Dear friends, For months we have been working on this BEAUTIFUL and meaningful mural in Kathmandu, Nepal. Please click here to enjoy the many stunning pictures of this mural: https://bit.ly/2LgOj8J

    Tsem Rinpoche

  4. Pastor Adeline Woon on Jul 24, 2018 at 6:24 am

    Sakya tradition’s thangka of Dorje Shugden sitting on a throne within his palace with his four emanations and high Sakya Lamas nearby. Tsem Rinpoche

  5. Samfoonheei on Jul 23, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    Great article ….. to know better knowledge on Dorje Shugden’s mandala and entourage. Very informative and very helpful for those who are new to Dorje Shugden like me. I will continue to read from time to time to get abetter insight of it . To have a better understandings of the mandala will help us in our visualisation.
    Dorje Shugden is an enlightened being and the emanation of Bodhisattva Manjushri, and not a evil as claimed by some.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David Lai for this informative write up.

  6. Joy Kam on Jul 20, 2018 at 9:37 pm

    Antique Pelden Lhamo thangka with sacred Dorje Shugden at the bottom right. Can see Tsongkapa and Guru Rinpoche on the top also. Beautiful and holy.

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  8. Callista on Sep 26, 2017 at 11:11 pm

    This is indeed a very useful article to learn about the origin of Lord DS,its 5 families and various mandalas.
    Not only that, it’s great to know that our lineage is the survival of Guhyasamaja tantric.
    By reading one time I don’t think I will understand it clearly. Will keep reading this article till I understand and hope that I will be able to explain to the people who is new to DS practice.

    Thank you Guru and Pastor David for sharing

  9. Yau Mun on Sep 23, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    Dear Rinpoche & Pastor David,

    Thank you very much for sharing this blog. This blog has given me a better understand on Dorje Shugden’s mandala, what each form of the 5 families represent together and his entourage of 9 mothers, 8 guiding monks and 10 youthful and wrathful attendants form the 32-deities of Dorje Shugden Mandala.

    I also find it very interesting that the Nine Mothers represent protection of the five senses and developing control of the four elements. The Eight Guiding Monk represent Eight Great Bodhisattvas and they bring about the growth of the Dharma, through the Sangha, Dharma practitioners and Dharma establishments. The Ten Youthful and Wrathful represent ten parts of the body. 

    Do hope one day that I will be able to understand all the attributes that signify their ability to assist tantric practitioners with their higher meditations.

    This article is very informative and very helpful for those who are new to Dorje Shugden.

    Thank you, Rinpoche and Pastor David.

  10. Sofi on Sep 23, 2017 at 1:39 am

    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this article on Dorje Shugden Mandala which helps me to understand better the enlightened state of Dorje Shugden. It is quite obvious that Dorje Shugden is an enlightened Protector as his previous life had gain enlightenment with accomplishment of Guhyasamaja, often hailed as the ‘King of Tantra’. With the clear explanations of Dorje Shugden’s five forms, 9 mothers, 8 guiding monks and 10 youthful & wrathful attendants, I understand better now the composition of Dorje Shugden’s entourage of 32. This will help me when the need arises to explain to others that may have questions. All these aspects of Dorje Shugden shows the capability of bringing us in our practice towards enlightenment and definitely not as claimed by the Tibetan Leaders in Exile to be a mere spirit. May more come to meet with Dorje Shugden and his highly beneficial practice without the clouds of doubts created by CTA.

  11. Victor.Choi on Sep 22, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this short and precises article about Dorje Shugden Mandala. This is clearly explained Dorje Shugden is no evil spirit as accused by corrupt and greedy political party. It is something not logical AT ALL, Dorje Shugden previous incarnation practices one of the oldest tantra practice which is Guhyasamaja Tantra “king of all tantra” which most of the Tibetan Monastery knows and HE arose as a Dharma Protector and accused as a spirit. Yet he manifested 4 different forms of dharma protector specifically focus in certain problem that ourself want it to be related to overcome problems and manifested himself as entourage to form a mandala. This is clearly explained Dorje Shugden is an enlighten being.

    Thank you again to Pastor David.

    Humbly,
    Victor Choi
    🙏

  12. Jennifer Yuen on Sep 22, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    This is good informative article on DS Mandala. As practitioners of DS, it is important we know the practice we engaged ourselves with. With the knowledge given, it is obvious that DS is an enlighten being. This should give new practitioners confidence in the practice and clear doubts for those disturbed by the ban.

  13. Chris Chong on Sep 22, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this article.

    I am able to learn more about Dorje Shugden and his mandala through this article. Now i have one more point to prove that Dorje Shugden is indeed an enlightened protector and not a spirit. Dorje Shugden’s previous incarnations had been scholars and highly attained practitioners. When one is so highly attained like Pachen Sonam Drakpa and Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen, one’s mind does not degenerate. It is impossible for someone like Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen who has an enlightened mind to degenerate and becomes a spirit when he passed away. The mind does not work that way.

    Secondly, No unenlightened being can emanate a whole mandala like Guhyasamaja. Normal unenlightened beings will not have the ability to do so. Only Enlightened beings, Buddhas can emanate a whole mandala with so many assistants like Guhyasamaja.

    Hence, it is very safe to say that Dorje Shugden is an enlightened being and not a spirit. To criticize a form of belief system, we should at least learn more about it before judging it. Articles like this are very informative and very helpful for those who are still confuse about the whole Dorje Shugden issue.

  14. Pastor Antoinette on Sep 20, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    This article is a great help for all practitioners as it explains Dorje Shugden and his entourage. And his supreme qualities as he has completed Guhyasamaja’s two stages, as stated by Kyabje Dakpo Kelsang Kedrub Rinpoche.

    How fortunate we are to have met H.E. the 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche who compassionately shares this practice with the world. The many articles in the Dorje Shugden section: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/category/dorje-shugden leave no doubt about Dorje Shugden’s nature and I hope that all controversy from the side of the Tibetan Government in exile will stop as it has no basis at all.

    All the time that I know H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, he was very kind and generous and always helped me to transform my mind and practice Dharma all the way. May Dorje Shugden spread throughout the ten directions and may we always be close to our root Guru, who is one in nature with Dorje Shugden and Manjushri, the Buddha of Wisdom.

  15. Esther Goh on Sep 20, 2017 at 10:38 am

    A very informative article of Dorje Shugden, especially for new practitioners. Dorje Shugden is indeed an extraordinary worldly protector. He can manifest in different forms depending on the nature of the situation to help people. His mandala is similar to Guhyasamaja’s mandala, whose tantra is regarded as King of Tantras. So how can those people who are against Dorje Shugden accuse him of being an evil spirit. Hopefully those people will come to their senses and accept Dorje Shugden as a protector who is here to help and protect us. We are so blessed to be able to practice Dorje Shugden through the guidance of our kind Guru.

    Thank Rinpoche and Pastor David Lai for sharing this article.🙏🙏🙏

  16. Julia Tan on Sep 20, 2017 at 8:28 am

    Dorje Shugden is definitely not an ordinary worldly protector. He is one arise from one who has achieved enlightenment. I am amazed by looking at the beautiful mandala posters. The mandala showed clearly all the emanation of Dorje Shugden in their different actions and forms based on their nature and function.

    It is very important to understand and know our protector better. This help me to get closer to Him from my level of practice. This help me to visualise better when I do my sadhana. Dorje Shugden practice is not an ordinary protector practice but a profound tantric practice that everyone can engage with. The 32 emanations guarded our mind in all path for us. We are very blessed to be able to receive and practice Dorje Shugden.

  17. Pastor Chia on Sep 20, 2017 at 8:28 am

    Important to understand what deity before we practice. Before reading this article, I often heard people criticisms of Dorje Shugden practice is demon practice because Dorje Shugden manifest of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen spirit after he had murder. People has forgeten previous incarnation of Dorje Shugden all are highly attainment master and achieve one with tantric deity .

    If Dorje Shugden is a spirit ,he had no power to manifest his mandala just like Guhyasamaja. Is only with high attain protector like Dorje Shugden able to show his ability through what his had achieve manifest his quality to his mandala. This had show who is it. Otherwise why other high attain lama like Kyajeb Trijang Rinpoche, Pabongka Rinpoche, Zong Rinpoche promoting his practice. So stop criticise Dorje Shugden practice.

    Lastly thank for Pastor David write about this article to educate people who had doubt of Dorje Shugden practice.

  18. Mingwen on Sep 20, 2017 at 7:42 am

    This article is a great one for all who are new and people who have been practicing Dorje Shugden, it introduce the mandala which is the “home” of Dorje Shugden. It’s iimportant to study and know more about our religion and beliefs, to ensure that we ‘re on the right track on spiritual path.🕉

  19. Tek Lee on Sep 20, 2017 at 1:54 am

    After reading this article, it let us understand the whole picture of Dorje Shugden mandala and where all the entourages are from. This shows that Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen doesn’t take only one life time to arose as Dharmapala, and Nechung didn’t simply pick anyone to be the Dharma Protector. Again, same question asked, how can a highly attained monk like Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen with all his well known previous incarnation who practice Guhyasamaja Tantra, can easily turn to be evil spirit after he passed on? It’s really not logic to say Dorje Shugden is an evil spirit. In fact, his mandala is complete and beautiful. May more people read about Dorje Shugden mandala, and have full understanding of Dorje Shugden background, so that they won’t get cheated by lies saying that Dorje Shugden is evil spirit. 🙏

  20. June Kang on Sep 20, 2017 at 1:15 am

    The Dorje Shugden on Tiger Mandala looks so lively, to me; it is very attractive and feeling powerful for first seen. I also like the Inner and World Peace Protector Mandala ~ Ratna Shugden. All these Mandala is very good for visualisation, to collect merits and purify our negative Karma. And to be able to receive Dorje Shudgen practice is very fortunate.

    Reading thru this article will have more understanding of an enlightened mind and the Dorje Shugden practice become more beneficiary. Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for sharing this article to benefit us so much.

  21. Vivian Ong on Sep 20, 2017 at 1:05 am

    Now I understand why Dorje Shugden’s mandala have the 9 mothers, 8 guiding monks and 10 youthful and wrathful attendants. It is because Dorje Shugden have mastered the Guhyasamaja Tantra and so they have emanated into 32 deities in his mandala. Each of these 32 deities links to the elements and the aggregrates which is of enlightened qualities. That is why Dorje Shugden is so quick in coming to assist a practitioner through obstacles using the 32 qualities that he has.

    With folded palms,
    Vivian

  22. Pastor Albert on Sep 19, 2017 at 11:55 pm

    Looking at Dorje Shugden mandala, it is amazing on how many emanation he has, this clearly shows that he is the enlightened Buddha, and not as what the Tibetan leadership said he is a spirit. Im very fortunate to be able to received his practice thru my kind and most compassionate root guru, H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche. 🙏🙏🙏

    I will never give up my protector practice no matter what, never ever there is a chance that I will give up his practice. May Dorje Shugden practice spread far and wide to benefit tens of thousands of people.

  23. Datuk May on Sep 19, 2017 at 11:54 pm

    The explanation of Dorje Shugden’s mandala and what each form of the 5 families represent together with the nine mothers, eight guiding monks and 10 youthful and wrathful attendants teaches us how encompassing Dorje Shugden is.

    Every aspect of life and the causes of our downfall are illustrated whereby each member of this powerful Protector and entourage can help us.

    I can imagine during Dorje Shugden pujas and retreat, how powerful it is for the practitioner to be able to visualise the mandala and the deities within. If we can visualise well, it is so safe to be within this mandala. So much protection from our own negative karma.

    Thank you, Rinpoche and Pastor David for this powerful understanding.

  24. Andrea Lai on Sep 19, 2017 at 11:48 pm

    It’s good to know Dorje Shugden in various forms of mandala and the representative each of His entourage meanings. This means that Dorje Shugden is purely true enlightened being and not ‘spirit’ or ‘demon’ that had been rumored.

    Thank you Pastor David and Rinpoche for sharing this article. 👍🙏

  25. Pastor Henry Ooi on Sep 19, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    Very good article with detailed explanations and information on the similarity of Dorje Shugden’s mandala to the 32 deity Guhyasamaja tantra. Thank you, Rinpoche and Pastor David.

    It explains the true nature of Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen, Panchen Sonam Drakpa, Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen, and Dorje Shugden, that is, they are all of the same mindstream of Lord Manjushri. These historical Tibetan accounts have been supported and verified by the greatly attained Tibetan scholars and masters of the past, and the great erudite lamas of the present. To call Dorje Shugden a demonic spirit is not only wrong but it makes the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) look ignorant. The CTA are just a bunch of politicians who did not study nor practice Buddhism like those aforesaid great Buddhist masters did. Yet they have the audacity to be the judge and jury to condemn the lineage and practice of Dorje Shugden as devil worshipping, culminating in a religious ban on His practice.👍

  26. Eric kksiow on Sep 19, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    Thank PDL for sharing this article, it’s make me more understand deeper on Dorje Shugden.

    Eg : Dorje Shugden Five Families, Nine Mothers, Eight Guiding Monks and The Ten Youthful and Wrathful Attendants

  27. pammie yap on Sep 19, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    I really like this interesting post! It explains a lot about Dorje Shugden’s lineage and entourage. It’s easy to understand and it’s also easy for people who are new.

    Not forgetting the anti Dorje Shugden people. From this article they get to learn more and understand the facts instead of blindly accusing Dorje Shugden as a ‘devil’. From the explanations, they can also see that all Dorje Shugden and His entourage do, is help ALL Dharma practitioners no matter who they are. This is because He is Manjushri. If all Dorje Shugden practitioners around the world can have faith and believe in that as mentioned by their Gurus, how can that be wrong? Are you saying that all those holy and attained Gurus are wrong?

  28. nicholas on Sep 19, 2017 at 12:07 am

    Understanding the deities mandala is important for our practice. Knowing the mandala will help in our visualisation that bring full benefit in our practice. From this article it really gave an understanding of Dorje Shugden mandala and the similarity with Guhyasamaja mandala. Although they appear in the guise of worldly aspects, the emanations and entourage are all purely manifestations of Dorje Shugden’s enlightened mind which similar to how the deities in Guhyasamaja’s mandala. This is why even by looking at his mandala will plant a seed of blessing in our mind stream. Blessing in the form of merit and purifying our negative karma and many spiritual benefits.

    For those that said Dorje Shugden is a spirit, one should study and understand his background. Dorje Shugden practice has it authentic lineage and many high lamas practices and able to take rebirth to come back and continue their legacy.

  29. Wai Meng Wan on Jul 10, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    Yes the lineage of Tulku Dragpa Gyeltsen predecessors and himself were realized buddhist masters, people cannot achieve levels of enlightenment then regress back to being unenlightened.

    Great to know the 32 deities part of the Dorje Shugden mandala are mapped to all the deities of the Guhyasamaja Tantras. Guhyasamaja Tantra are also called the King of Tantras.

  30. Lum Kok Luen on Jul 1, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    Dear Pastor David,

    Really appreciate this well researched Dharma posting on Dorje Shugden’s mandala. The amount of material is so much and relevant for our lay person’s mind to comprehend, “tie-the-strings” and connect the dots to make sense of His Holy mandala.

    Will need to re-read this several times to digest the materials.

    Thank you very much again Pastor David.

    Humbly yours
    Lum Kok Lune

  31. Anne Ong on Jun 29, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    Dear Pastor David, This article about Dorje Shugden Mandala is very interesting. But I really need sometime to register and digest the contents as I find it a bit technical …lol 🙂
    I love the colorful pictures of the Mandalas though. Very beautiful. Hmmm…should be nice and interesting to do social media about them on instagram soon. Thank you very much Rinpoche and Pastor David for this very educational write up! _/\_

  32. Jacinta Goh on Jun 28, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    Dear Pastor,
    Seems like it’s all link and it’s like a roadmap that has the same exit which is Enlightenment. Besides, there are helps from many levels ( as Dorje Shugden is able to manifest the aggregates, elements, sources and limbs as separate deities in order to perform various functions and activities suits the particular needs of the practitioners. )

    Eventually we can gain Buddhahood through achieving the Five Dhayani Buddhas and this can be done through the practice of Dorje Shugden itself! No wonder Rinpoche received a firm answer ‘Yes’ when Rinpoche was asking if we can gain enlightenment by relying to Dorje Shugden practice only. Dorje Shugden practice like a supreme form of practices, it consists Annutarayoga practices such as Yamantaka, Hayagriva and others. The mandala manisfested by Dorje Shugden clearly a depiction of Guhyasamaja Tantras and this practice is known as King of Tantras too😱

    It’s like a complete but condensed path.

    The other day I was wondering why we need to have all the implements and ritual when inviting Dorje Shugden? Can’t it be condensed as well? But when I chanted the Dorje Shugden sadhana practice, it seems that it will delight the Gyalchen’ mind. I think this is because we need the generation of merits. On top of that, monthly commitment is important too to receive the sogtae.

    Thank you Pastor David

    • Pastor David Lai on Jul 13, 2017 at 2:08 am

      Dear Jacinta,
      Just saw your comment and I have some clarifications if you don’t mind.

      “No wonder Rinpoche received a firm answer ‘Yes’ when Rinpoche was asking if we can gain enlightenment by relying to Dorje Shugden practice only. Dorje Shugden practice like a supreme form of practices, it consists Annutarayoga practices such as Yamantaka, Hayagriva and others.”
      – Rinpoche asked the question in reference to Dorje Shugden being propitiated as a yidam (not that he can lead us to enlightenment) and naturally the answer would be yes because he is enlightend Dharma Protector. However, the prayer texts in use now propitiates him as a Dharma Protector and therefore cannot help to be enlightened directly. A new initiation text, sadhana and commentary needs to be composed by a High Lama of a certain calibre so that a new lineage of Dorje Shugden needs to be started for that to happen.

      “The mandala manisfested by Dorje Shugden clearly a depiction of Guhyasamaja Tantras and this practice is known as King of Tantras too😱”
      – No, Dorje Shugden is not known as King of Tantras, that is only referred to Guhyasamaja for the reasons I mentioned in the article. However, Dorje Shugden is known as the King of Dharma Protectors or Gyalchen, which literally means ‘great king’. This refers to his speed and power, which is unsurpassed by any Protector. In fact, he is praised as “With the strength of a million Dharma Protectors”.

      “The other day I was wondering why we need to have all the implements and ritual when inviting Dorje Shugden? Can’t it be condensed as well?”
      – If you are referring to the length of prayer, there are condense praises that we can recite. But the more extensive prayers and rituals are more effective and collect more merits simply because you are praising and propitiating Dorje Shugden according to his various aspects. So, its more complete.

      However, if you are referring to why there is a need so for many emanations of Dorje Shugden, it is because the needs our diverse mental tendencies and karma. Dorje Shugden emanations in this aspects is mirroring Guhyasamaja and its 32 dieties but if Dorje Shugden were to mirror Heruka’s mandala, it would be 64 deities. That’s even more.

      “But when I chanted the Dorje Shugden sadhana practice, it seems that it will delight the Gyalchen’ mind. I think this is because we need the generation of merits.”
      – Just to clarify that your pujas and rituals don’t actually delight or please Dorje Shugden. He does not need to be pleased in order for him to help you. Don’t think of him as a lowly god. In actuality, what pleases Dorje Shugden is when we have devotion to our guru, hold our vows and transformed in our spiritual practice – lessen our ego, attachments and negative emotions. That’s what pleases him. Mere food offering along with some words of praise and mantras does nothing to please him. Doing rituals, offerings and mantras help us to purify karma and collect a little merits so he can help us but it does not really please him.

  33. Paul Yap on Jun 28, 2017 at 10:44 am

    Dorje Shugden is more than an ordinary worldly being because he is able to manifest his aggregates, elements, sources and limbs as separate deities in order to perform various functions and activities, this is very different from other wordly beings. In essence, Dorje Shugden is the emanation of Bodhisattva Manjushri, therefore we can rely on him 100% as a protector and also as an idam.

  34. Choong on Jun 27, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    Amoghasiddhi Vajravegavan in the “Dorje Shugden on Tiger Mandala” reminds me much of Je Tsongkhapa who appeared in the fourth vision of Khedrup Je as a Yogi.

    In this vision, Je Tsongkhapa in this form reminded Khedrup Je of his teachings of the generation and completion stage tantras and to think of these teachings whenever Khedrup Je thought of Lama Tsongkhapa.

    Thank you Pastor David for this very clear writeup on the Dorje Shugden mandala.

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    Monday, Aug 20. 2018 10:52 PM
    It is a really huge place. Can’t imagine that all items are gift to others. Rinpoche has showed us that when we give, we create the cause to receive offering as well. This is the nature of karma. Be generous and compassion to all. Thank you Rinpoche for your care and love to everyone.

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    Monday, Aug 20. 2018 12:36 PM
    Interesting biography of Gendun Drub who was identified as an emanation of bodhisattva of compassion. He was born the son of a nomadic farmers and there’s a legend about his birth where a large black raven protect him from intruders, crows and wild vultures. The black raven an emanation of Mahakala was told . He lived the life of a shepherd until the age of seven showing early inclination for a religious life. He was sent to the monastery and studied under many great famous scholars and was a student of the Je Tsongkhapa . He was posthumously given the title of First Dalai lama. He remained the abbot of Tashilhunpo Monastery until his death.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-first-dalai-lama-gendun-drub.html
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    Monday, Aug 20. 2018 12:36 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this short biography of Pakpa Lodro Gyeltsen. Amazing… Pakpa Lodro Gyeltsen has a very good memory as he can mastered eight volumes of works that he taught and has given oral texts commentary. He would recite the mantras of Avalokitesvara and Manjushri thousands of times each day. He did serve as a teacher to numerous abbots of Gelug monasteries in Lhasa too. Inspiring post of a great master.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/pakpa-lodro-gyeltsen.html
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    Monday, Aug 20. 2018 01:22 AM
    Thank you Tsem Rinpoche for sharing such a beautiful Buddha image and prayer. There are many stories about practitioners who have very strong faith in what they practice and ultimately, they gain attainments from that single practice. The nun was very kind to write this prayer and give us the opportunity to practice so we can be benefited from it as well. Her result proved that prayer and mantra are powerful, but we must have faith.

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    While we are still alive, we should be preparing for our death. Accumulate good karmas and merits which we can bring with us to our next life. Good food, good car, big house, nice handbags are things we enjoy now but cannot bring with us when we die.

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    For Malaysians, due to Tsem Rinpoche’s kindness, we are very fortunate to have a holy and beautiful Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) in Bentong to let us accumulate merit and purify our negative Karma. These people gathered in KFR to do something virtuous together, how wonderful!

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    Padampa Sangye was an Indian yogi and spiritual master from southern India. He was well known for bringing Indian Buddhist teachings to China and Tibet and has travelling extensively his whole life throughout in India, Tibet, and China. He is counted as a lineage guru by all schools of Tibetan Buddhism , well known teacher and many prominent figures came to receive teachings from him. Wow …he was at Wutaisan too meditating ,teaching and in retreat until his death. He is well remembered for his support of women practitioners. That’s great.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing of a great master.

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    Sunday, Aug 19. 2018 11:32 AM
    Interesting article …..Professor Reginald Ray shares about the importance and impact rituals mainly for westerners or non believer or non Buddhist. For many Westerners , they tend to view unseen beings as superstition . I do believe of that unseen beings do exist. They are always around us and we should keep in mind that as long as we do not disturb them , respect them they will do no harm in return. Ritual is a way of communicating with beings who really are out there . In Tibetan Buddhism, ritual is used in relation both to the seen and the unseen worlds. Buddhism is a path of mind transformation., meditation, visualization and so forth.
    Professor Reginald Ray explained a very deep insight of Tibet Buddhism , the traditional Tibetans and Western cultures.
    Well I have still lot more to learn from this post and I will read again to understand better.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this sums up the core concepts of Tibetan Buddhism.

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    Saturday, Aug 18. 2018 12:01 PM
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  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Saturday, Aug 18. 2018 05:11 AM
    Praise to Avalokitesvara (Chenrezig)

    This is the famous praise to Avalokitesvara (Chenrezig) written by the realised Nun Palmo who attained Buddhahood and cured herself of leprosy through her austere practices based on Avalokitesvara and Nyung Nay (fasting retreat). This prayer is filled with great blessings. Below that is the long dharani (mantra) of Avalokitesvara which is good to do. Basically there are four things that happens for a person who practises this mantra constantly:

    1. At time of death, one will behold Buddhas
    2. One will not take rebirth into three lower realms
    3. Accidental death or premature death
    4. After death, will be reborn in Amitabha’s pureland


    Begin:

    NAMO MAN-JU-SHRI-YE NAMO SU-SHRI-YE NAMO UT-TA-MA SHRI-YE SOHA

    OM JIG TEN GON PO LA CHAG TSAL LO
    I bow to the Protector of the world.

    JIG TEN LA MA SRID PA SUM GYI TO PA PO
    Everyone in the three world praises and celebrate the Lama.

    LHA YI TSO WO DUD DANG TSHANG PAY TOD PA PO
    Even the gods and Brahma celebrate and praise Lord Chenrezig

    THUB PAY GYAL CHOG TOD PAY DRUB PAR DZAD PA PO
    One who wishes to attain buddhahood praises the lord who delivers such accomplisment.

    JIG TEN SUM GYI GON PO CHOG LA CHAG TSAL LO
    I bow to the supreme protector of the three world.

    DE SHEG PAG ME KU TE KU ZANG DZIN PA PO
    Holder of a noble form body, filled with infinite tathagathas,

    DE SHEG NANG WA THA YE U GYAN DZIN PA PO
    You are crowned by Buddha Amitabha.

    CHAG YE CHOG JIN YI DOG TRE KOM SEL WA PO
    Your supremely bountiful right hand dispels the suffering of pretas;

    CHAG YON SER GYI PAD MAY NAM PAR GYAN PA PO
    Your left hand hold a golden lotus.

    DRI ZHIM RAL PAY THRENG WA MAR SER KHYUG PA PO
    Your sweetly scented red and yellow hair sparkles like necklaces.

    ZHAL RAY GYE PA DA WA TA BUR DZE PA PO
    The expanse of your face is lovely as full moon.

    CHEN GYI PAD MA CHOG TU ZANG ZHING YANG PA PO
    Like the sublimely supreme lotus, your eyes are beautifully wide.

    KHA WA DUNG TAR NAM KAR DRI NGAD DAN PA PO
    Your sweet-smelling form is like a snow-white conch shell.

    DRI MED OD CHAG MU TIG TSHOM BU DZIN PA PO
    You hold a mala of stainless, glowing pearls,

    DZE PAY OD ZER KYA RENG MAR PO GYAN PA PO
    And radiate stunning beams of light, red as dawn.

    PAD MAY TSHO TAR CHAG NI NGAR WA JE PA PO
    Your body is like a lake; from it, hands, like lotuses are perfectly arranged.

    TON KAY TRIN GYI DOG DANG DEN ZHING ZHON PA PO
    They are youthful and like autumn clouds, white and bright and clear.

    RIN CHEN MANG PO PUNG PA NYI NI GYAN PA PO
    Both shoulders are adorned with many precious jewels.

    LO MAY CHOG TAR CHAG THIL ZHON ZHING JAM PA PO
    Your youthful palms are soft like the most supreme leaves.

    RI DOG PAG PAY NU MA YON PA KAB PA PO
    Your left breast is covered with a tenasera skin.

    NYEN CHA DU BU GEG CHING GYAN NAM CHANG WA PO
    Precious earrings and other ornaments gracefully adorn you.

    DRI MA MED PAY PAD MAY CHOG LA NAY PA PO
    You dwell up on a supreme and unblemished lotus.

    TE WAY NGO NI PAD MAY DAB TAR JAM PA PO
    Your navel’s surface is as soft as lotus petal.

    SER GYI KA RAG CHOG LA NOR BU TRE PA PO
    Your belt is of the finest jewel-encrusted gold.

    TA ZUR TRI PAY RE ZANG SHAM THAB DZIN PA PO
    Your lower robe wraps your hips in the noblest cloth.

    THUB PAY KHYEN CHOG TSHO CHEN PHA ROL CHIN PA PO
    Gone to the other shore of the great ocean, you have supreme knowledge and capability.

    CHOG NYE SOD NAM MANG PO NYE WAR SAG PA PO
    You, who properly gathered so much virtue, received the supreme state of being.

    TAG TU DE WAY JUNG NE GA NAD SEL WA PO
    Dispeller of the misery of old age and illness, you are the permanent source of joy.

    SUM THAR DZAD CHING KHA CHOD CHOD PA TON PA PO
    You act to liberate beings from the three lower realms, and show and perform equally for space dwellers.

    LU CHEN CHOG TE DUD PUNG THRUG LAY GYAL WA PO
    Supreme among beings, you are victorious in battle over hosts of demons.

    SER GYI KANG DUB DRA YI ZHAB YID ONG WA PO
    Your feet tinkle with the pleasing sound of golden anklets;

    TSHANG PAY NAY PA ZHI YI WEN PAR DZAD PA PO
    And you create the four silences, which are the cause of Brahmahood.

    NGANG PAY DRO DRA LANG CHEN DREG TAR SHEG PA PO
    You walk with the grace of a swan and the dignity of an elephant.

    TSHOG KUN NYE WAR SAG SHING TEN PA NYER WA PO
    Provider of the doctrine, who has completely and properly accumulated,

    O MAY TSHO DANG CHU YI TSHO LAY DROL WA PO
    You liberate from the ocean of milk and the ocean of water.

    GANG ZHIG TAG TU THO RANG LANG NAY GU PA YI
    Whoever will rise with respect at dawn,

    CHEN RE ZIG KYI WANG PO YID LA SEM JED CHING
    Thinking in their mind of powerful Chenrezig,

    TOD PAY CHOG DI DAG CHING SAL WAR TOD JED NA
    To purely and clearly extol this supreme praise,

    DE NI KYE PA AM NI BUD MED YIN KYANG RUNG
    Whatever they are male or female,

    JIG TEN DI AM MA ONG KYE WA THAM CHAD DU
    In this life and all future lives,

    JIG TEN JIG TEN LAY DE GO PA KUN DRUB SHOG
    In this world and the world beyond, all their purposes will be accomplished.
    Long Chenrezig Dharani (Long mantra):

    NA-MO RAT-NA TRA-YA-YA / NA-MA AR-YA JHA-NA / SA-GA-RA BE-RO-TSA-NA BA-YU-HA RA-DZA-YA/ TA-THA-GA-TA-YA / AR-HA-TE SAM-YAK-SAM BUD-DHA-YA / NA-MA SAR-WA TA-THA-GA-TE-BHE / AR-HA-TE-BHE / SAM-YAK-SAM BUD-DHE-BHE / NA-MA AR-YA A-WA-LO-KI-TE-SHVA-RA-YA / BO-DHI-SA-TO-YA / MA-HA-SA-TO-YA / MA-HA-KA-RU-NI-KA-YA / TAD-YA-THA / OM DHA-RA DHA-RA / DHI-RI DHI-RI / DHU-RU DHU-RU / IT-TE WIT-TE / TSA-LE TSA-LE / PRA-TSA-LE PRA-TSA-LE / KU-SU-ME KU-SU-MA-WA-RE / I-LI-MI-LI TSI-TI DZO-LA MA-PA-NA-YA SO-HA

    Short mantra: OM MA NI PAD ME HUNG

    Dedication Prayer

    TEN PA TEN DZIN YUN RING NAY PA DANG
    May the Buddhadharma and its lineage-holders remain long,

    DAG SOG DRO NAM JANG CHUB SEM JONG SHING
    May I and all sentient beings practice the Bodhichitta mind

    ZHI LHAG ZUNG DREL TING DZIN RAB THOB NAY
    Having obtained the perfect state of samadhi, union of shamatha and insight

    KUN KHYEN SHE RAB TOG PAR JIN GYI LOB
    please bless that omniscient wisdom is realised.

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  • Yee Yin
    Friday, Aug 17. 2018 09:59 PM
    Knowledge can strengthen our faith. It is very important to know and understand what we are practicing so when people criticise us, we will be firm and no doubt will Knowledge can strengthen our faith. It is very important to know and understand what we are practicing so when people criticise us, we will be firm and no doubt will arise. Many people say bad things about Dorje Shugden, but do you really know who Dorje Shugden is? Read the comic book to know more about him.arise. Many people say bad things about Dorje Shugden, but do you really know who Dorje Shugden is? Read the comic book to know more about him.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugden-graphic-novels.html
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The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
The unknown may be growth and opportunities,
One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
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Wrathful Dakini Ucchusma-In the form of wrathful dakini, Ucchusma has 3 eyes; with both hands holding a vase with nectar at her heart level, her hair loose, and no ornaments. She wears a garment of black silk, with two legs, feet together, standing on a lotus and sun disc. This deity functions to remove negative energy and pollutions from body, speech and mind. The practice was conferred by a Dakini to Drupangsa. -Mantra: Om ar-kham zir-kam bu-ma-na-se ou-cus-ha-ma ma-ha tro-da hung phet
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Wrathful Dakini Ucchusma-In the form of wrathful dakini, Ucchusma has 3 eyes; with both hands holding a vase with nectar at her heart level, her hair loose, and no ornaments. She wears a garment of black silk, with two legs, feet together, standing on a lotus and sun disc. This deity functions to remove negative energy and pollutions from body, speech and mind. The practice was conferred by a Dakini to Drupangsa. -Mantra: Om ar-kham zir-kam bu-ma-na-se ou-cus-ha-ma ma-ha tro-da hung phet
Tibetan Painted Scrolls Volumes 1-3 in original print is something very rare and expensive to come by. I really like these very much from what I can see.
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Tibetan Painted Scrolls Volumes 1-3 in original print is something very rare and expensive to come by. I really like these very much from what I can see.
Kechara Forest Retreat doing the extended puja of Dorje Shugden and Tsem Rinpoche attends the 2nd half. Good video to download: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-an_NAH6Mk
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Kechara Forest Retreat doing the extended puja of Dorje Shugden and Tsem Rinpoche attends the 2nd half. Good video to download: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-an_NAH6Mk
A powerful meme to share.
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A powerful meme to share.
Beautiful Avalokitesvara scroll painting.
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Beautiful Avalokitesvara scroll painting.
Black Garuda. 18th century. U (Central Tibet). Tradition Gelug
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Black Garuda. 18th century. U (Central Tibet). Tradition Gelug
Palden Lhamo. 18th century. Tibet. Tradition: Gelug
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Palden Lhamo. 18th century. Tibet. Tradition: Gelug
Dorje Jigje. 15th century. Narthang, Tsang (South-Central Tibet). Tradition: Sakya
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Dorje Jigje. 15th century. Narthang, Tsang (South-Central Tibet). Tradition: Sakya
The oracle of Dorje Shugden in Dungkar Monastery in Tibet. Very old vintage photo from 1923 by an English Earl Lord Ronaldshay in his book, \"Land Of The Thunderbolt Sikkim, Chunbi & Bhutan\". This Lord met up with Dorje Shugden via the oracle. He devotes a chapter in his book about this oracle and encounter.
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The oracle of Dorje Shugden in Dungkar Monastery in Tibet. Very old vintage photo from 1923 by an English Earl Lord Ronaldshay in his book, "Land Of The Thunderbolt Sikkim, Chunbi & Bhutan". This Lord met up with Dorje Shugden via the oracle. He devotes a chapter in his book about this oracle and encounter.
Beautiful old photograph of the Kamakura Buddha in Japan.
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Beautiful old photograph of the Kamakura Buddha in Japan.
Never before seen footage of Tsem Rinpoche with various oracles- https://bit.ly/292jMaG
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Never before seen footage of Tsem Rinpoche with various oracles- https://bit.ly/292jMaG
In around 2 weeks, there are over 30k views already! Videos are great! Must watch!- https://bit.ly/2K0gNhB
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In around 2 weeks, there are over 30k views already! Videos are great! Must watch!- https://bit.ly/2K0gNhB
Click on the picture to enlarge and contemplate the message please. Something to share.
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Click on the picture to enlarge and contemplate the message please. Something to share.
Click on the picture to enlarge and contemplate the message please
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Click on the picture to enlarge and contemplate the message please
This sacred Tara at Phelgyeling Monastery in Nepal has spoken several times the monks said.
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This sacred Tara at Phelgyeling Monastery in Nepal has spoken several times the monks said.
Beautiful ancient Tibetan scroll paintings for your viewing pleasure. Many more antique paintings for you to see and be blessed here-  https://bit.ly/2vz18RX
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Beautiful ancient Tibetan scroll paintings for your viewing pleasure. Many more antique paintings for you to see and be blessed here- https://bit.ly/2vz18RX
Nice handsome picture of my Dharma boy. Tsem Rinpoche
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Nice handsome picture of my Dharma boy. Tsem Rinpoche
Four Sacred Sites of Vajra Yogini in Nepal which you must know about and one day pay homage in person. These places are highly sacred and holy and I want to share them with you. Happy enlightenment to you! :)  - https://bit.ly/2vshj3r
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Four Sacred Sites of Vajra Yogini in Nepal which you must know about and one day pay homage in person. These places are highly sacred and holy and I want to share them with you. Happy enlightenment to you! :) - https://bit.ly/2vshj3r
Tsangpa Karpo-Protector of the line of Panchen Lama incarnations. They can take trance in certain oracles and speak.
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Tsangpa Karpo-Protector of the line of Panchen Lama incarnations. They can take trance in certain oracles and speak.
Mahakala Tramsuk centre figure. Bottom left, Gonpo Gur and bottom right Dorje Shugden
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Mahakala Tramsuk centre figure. Bottom left, Gonpo Gur and bottom right Dorje Shugden
Snow mountains in the distance, green mountains in the foreground, trees, temple and blue skies..this is where I would love to live. Where I dream of living. TR
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Snow mountains in the distance, green mountains in the foreground, trees, temple and blue skies..this is where I would love to live. Where I dream of living. TR
I like this very adorable picture of Dharma boy.
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I like this very adorable picture of Dharma boy.
I like this particular print of Vajra Yogini
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I like this particular print of Vajra Yogini
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नेपालको काठमाडौँमा दोर्जे शुग्देनको अद्भुत भित्तेचित्र! --- https://bit.ly/2n4XbQd .
Stunning photo of offerings on my shrine photographed by Victor Choi. The lighting is beautiful. Offerings of food, fruits, drinks, flowers and incense are made on my shrine daily. For me the shrine is a portal to the Enlightened Beings and connecting to their blessings. Blessings to accomplish positive things in my life for others and myself. We do need this connection very much in our unpredictable lives where can experience so much anxiety, pain and a feeling of senselessness. We should never lose our connection to the Enlightened Beings and be firm about it. We will eventually need them no matter how \'good\' things seem now. Today this photograph taken is beautiful and I wanted to share it. 

May everyone who visit my page here be blessed, your obstacles cleared, be healthy and have a long life.~Tsem Rinpoche

(photograph- statues- Left Manjushri, centre Dorje Shugden bust and left Kache Marpo)
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Stunning photo of offerings on my shrine photographed by Victor Choi. The lighting is beautiful. Offerings of food, fruits, drinks, flowers and incense are made on my shrine daily. For me the shrine is a portal to the Enlightened Beings and connecting to their blessings. Blessings to accomplish positive things in my life for others and myself. We do need this connection very much in our unpredictable lives where can experience so much anxiety, pain and a feeling of senselessness. We should never lose our connection to the Enlightened Beings and be firm about it. We will eventually need them no matter how 'good' things seem now. Today this photograph taken is beautiful and I wanted to share it. May everyone who visit my page here be blessed, your obstacles cleared, be healthy and have a long life.~Tsem Rinpoche (photograph- statues- Left Manjushri, centre Dorje Shugden bust and left Kache Marpo)
This lady in Tibet loves her wonderful gift. I am happy for her. Tsem Rinpoche
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This lady in Tibet loves her wonderful gift. I am happy for her. Tsem Rinpoche
Click on the blue picture to read about the inspirational Tsawa Pulthok Rinpoche
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Click on the blue picture to read about the inspirational Tsawa Pulthok Rinpoche
Tsem Rinpoche\'s grandmother on the right. Middle is a family friend. Left is Tsem Rinpoche\'s mother as a young girl.
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Tsem Rinpoche's grandmother on the right. Middle is a family friend. Left is Tsem Rinpoche's mother as a young girl.
Great Panchen Rinpoche who is no other than Amitabah Buddha, you continuously purposely take rebirths in order to bring countless beings to liberation. 

-The sungbum of His Holiness the 10th Panchen Rinpoche the Great- https://bit.ly/2vmAwT0
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Great Panchen Rinpoche who is no other than Amitabah Buddha, you continuously purposely take rebirths in order to bring countless beings to liberation. -The sungbum of His Holiness the 10th Panchen Rinpoche the Great- https://bit.ly/2vmAwT0
May I always be in the presence of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche in this and future lives. 

-The sungbum of His Holiness the 10th Panchen Rinpoche the Great- https://bit.ly/2vmAwT0
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May I always be in the presence of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche in this and future lives. -The sungbum of His Holiness the 10th Panchen Rinpoche the Great- https://bit.ly/2vmAwT0
Your deeds, actions, skillful means and great compassion makes you stand different than ordinary beings. In you we take supreme faith. You are our infallible spiritual guide, teacher and leader. 

-The sungbum of His Holiness the 10th Panchen Rinpoche the Great- https://bit.ly/2vmAwT0
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Your deeds, actions, skillful means and great compassion makes you stand different than ordinary beings. In you we take supreme faith. You are our infallible spiritual guide, teacher and leader. -The sungbum of His Holiness the 10th Panchen Rinpoche the Great- https://bit.ly/2vmAwT0
For countless lifetimes you have manifested in varied bodies to benefit the sufferings of sentient beings. You are a supreme teacher and refuge. 

The sungbum of His Holiness the 10th Panchen Rinpoche the Great- https://bit.ly/2vmAwT0
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For countless lifetimes you have manifested in varied bodies to benefit the sufferings of sentient beings. You are a supreme teacher and refuge. The sungbum of His Holiness the 10th Panchen Rinpoche the Great- https://bit.ly/2vmAwT0
We have to discipline ourselves in order that our mind can allow the Buddha Dharma to take root. When it takes root, our lives will change for the better. What we perceive in the world around us is dependent on the attitude within us. Never give up improving on ourselves because that is the true road to peace and happiness. We are worth it. Others are worth seeing us in our best.~ Tsem Rinpoche
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We have to discipline ourselves in order that our mind can allow the Buddha Dharma to take root. When it takes root, our lives will change for the better. What we perceive in the world around us is dependent on the attitude within us. Never give up improving on ourselves because that is the true road to peace and happiness. We are worth it. Others are worth seeing us in our best.~ Tsem Rinpoche
This eldery and innocent monk was brutally attacked, find out why. Shocking- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=163953
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This eldery and innocent monk was brutally attacked, find out why. Shocking- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=163953
Fotomat and me. My first job in Los Angeles at 16- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=144024
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Fotomat and me. My first job in Los Angeles at 16- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=144024
See how my Schnauzers enjoy the playhouse! So much fun!- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2dp8Fm87CQ
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See how my Schnauzers enjoy the playhouse! So much fun!- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2dp8Fm87CQ
I am in love with only you my Adamantine Lady of Coral hue. I am in love of liberation, freedom and wisdom I seek in you. Even to whisper your name Vajra Yogini excites me to the core of my soul. I have been away for so long and I wonder when I can join my supreme mother in Akanishta. My love for you has no end and it only grows. My mind is focused on you daily and my heart only awaits for you to place sindura on my crown soon. Nothing I have seen or experienced in this deceitful world can remotely compare with you my dear wisdom lady. Please with supreme sound of damarus, cymbals, incense and voices of sunyata, embrace me to ascend amidst rainbow lights effortlessly to my home.  My true home where you will bring me. Bring me home soon. In my heart only lies you. In your heart I know I am existent also. We are one.~ Tsem Rinpoche
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I am in love with only you my Adamantine Lady of Coral hue. I am in love of liberation, freedom and wisdom I seek in you. Even to whisper your name Vajra Yogini excites me to the core of my soul. I have been away for so long and I wonder when I can join my supreme mother in Akanishta. My love for you has no end and it only grows. My mind is focused on you daily and my heart only awaits for you to place sindura on my crown soon. Nothing I have seen or experienced in this deceitful world can remotely compare with you my dear wisdom lady. Please with supreme sound of damarus, cymbals, incense and voices of sunyata, embrace me to ascend amidst rainbow lights effortlessly to my home. My true home where you will bring me. Bring me home soon. In my heart only lies you. In your heart I know I am existent also. We are one.~ Tsem Rinpoche
Samsara has never been genuine. I will not be deceived by it again. Infallible Diamond Lady in red, I will only serve you.~Tsem Rinpoche
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Samsara has never been genuine. I will not be deceived by it again. Infallible Diamond Lady in red, I will only serve you.~Tsem Rinpoche
Mother Lady so red and brilliant, as you hold my hand tightly and we look towards the west, I know I am free finally.~Tsem Rinpoche
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Mother Lady so red and brilliant, as you hold my hand tightly and we look towards the west, I know I am free finally.~Tsem Rinpoche
Mother lady of noble origins, enchantress Vajra Yogini, you say I am you and you are me? I have to embrace this truth and I will be free? Tsem Rinpoche
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Mother lady of noble origins, enchantress Vajra Yogini, you say I am you and you are me? I have to embrace this truth and I will be free? Tsem Rinpoche
Through my tears I can see your orange darting eyes so tenderly look at me as we start to ascend.~Tsem Rinpoche
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Through my tears I can see your orange darting eyes so tenderly look at me as we start to ascend.~Tsem Rinpoche
Mother, Adamantine mother with coral hue aglow with light that I can hardly look upon you as you are blazing...can I give my last words to some close ones before we ascend? Can I bring them with us?~ Tsem Rinpoche
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Mother, Adamantine mother with coral hue aglow with light that I can hardly look upon you as you are blazing...can I give my last words to some close ones before we ascend? Can I bring them with us?~ Tsem Rinpoche
You wipe my tears, embracing me with your coral hued arms and with a motherly tender smile I feel we are lifting off the ground. To go home. I feel light after you embraced me and my body is becoming rainbow-like.~Tsem Rinpoche
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You wipe my tears, embracing me with your coral hued arms and with a motherly tender smile I feel we are lifting off the ground. To go home. I feel light after you embraced me and my body is becoming rainbow-like.~Tsem Rinpoche
I hear the gentle tinkling of anklets as if someone is walking towards me although I am in my room alone..I opened my eyes first towards the floor in the dimly lit room and I see red coral ankles surrounded by rainbows heading my direction...my heart jumps for joy and gasping....Tsem Rinpoche
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I hear the gentle tinkling of anklets as if someone is walking towards me although I am in my room alone..I opened my eyes first towards the floor in the dimly lit room and I see red coral ankles surrounded by rainbows heading my direction...my heart jumps for joy and gasping....Tsem Rinpoche
The Sacred Vajrayogini of Ratsag Monastery is a very interesting read- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-sacred-vajrayogini-of-ratsag-monastery.html
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Excellent well thought out comment by Mr. Bradley Kassian. It is a must read. He has commented on a recent blog post, \"Videos Redressing the Misinformation About Dorje Shugden and the Tibetan Situation\" and the link is- https://bit.ly/2K0gNhB

We appreciate his sincere thoughts. Admin
3 weeks ago
Excellent well thought out comment by Mr. Bradley Kassian. It is a must read. He has commented on a recent blog post, "Videos Redressing the Misinformation About Dorje Shugden and the Tibetan Situation" and the link is- https://bit.ly/2K0gNhB We appreciate his sincere thoughts. Admin
A BEAUTIFUL MEME WITH A POEM
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A BEAUTIFUL MEME WITH A POEM
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A short poem-Tsem Rinpoche
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    Interesting new interview of Boy George where he mentions about his practicing Buddhism- See the clip I snagged for you above. It’s beautiful to see him chanting. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Yudroma takes trance at Gyuto
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    Tsem Rinpoche’s personal shrine. May everyone who view the shrine be blessed and have peace.
  • 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
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    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
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    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
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    This is the shrine next to my working table where I sit daily. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Who is that?? Wow Wow
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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!
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    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
    1 month ago
    I love this green snack munch munch munch
    Tsem Rinpoche's pet Schnauzer Oser enjoying her green snack!
  • ‘Ahm-ahm’ video part 3: Starring the two silly doggie clowns doing jumps for carrot tidbits. Teehee
    2 months ago
    ‘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
    2 months ago
    ‘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
    2 months ago
    ‘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.
    2 months 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.
    2 months 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.
    2 months 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.
    2 months 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.
    2 months ago
    Visiting senior citizen homes who happily receive Dorje Shugden’s blessings.
  • Visiting a senior citizens home and sharing Dorje Shugden with them.
    2 months 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.
    2 months 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.
    2 months 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
    2 months ago
    Oser and Dharma vying for a snack! Cute
  • This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    10 months ago
    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    This video is thought-provoking and very interesting. Watch! Thanks so much to our friends at LIVEKINDLY.
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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.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
    10 months ago
    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
    10 months ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    10 months ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
    10 months ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    10 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
  • Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
    10 months ago
    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
    10 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.
    10 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
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    10 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.
    11 months ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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Thank you to staffs from Motorola Solutions for helping to deliver basic groceries to some needy families. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thank you to staffs from Motorola Solutions for helping to deliver basic groceries to some needy families. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Precious opportunity in Kechara Forest Retreat! "As Kechara Forest Retreat is a sacred land, filled with holy and blessed statues and many holy items, His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche encouraged Kecharians living and working in Kechara Forest Retreat to embark on a spiritual pilgrimage of its holy sites." ~Tsem Rinpoche
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Precious opportunity in Kechara Forest Retreat! "As Kechara Forest Retreat is a sacred land, filled with holy and blessed statues and many holy items, His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche encouraged Kecharians living and working in Kechara Forest Retreat to embark on a spiritual pilgrimage of its holy sites." ~Tsem Rinpoche
We have many outdoor sacred images of various Buddhas. The ones that were visited were Tsongkapa, Nageshvaraja, Loma Gyoma, Tara, Nagarakshasa and then back to Tsongkapa. At each location circumambulations and lamp offerings were done. We walked the vast land while chanting Migtseyma mantras. The very elderly followed to each location in cars. Kechara Forest retreat is 70 acres of land located in rural Bentong, one hour from the capital city of Kuala Lumpur. ~Tsem Rinpoche For more information: www.tsemrinpoche.com
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We have many outdoor sacred images of various Buddhas. The ones that were visited were Tsongkapa, Nageshvaraja, Loma Gyoma, Tara, Nagarakshasa and then back to Tsongkapa. At each location circumambulations and lamp offerings were done. We walked the vast land while chanting Migtseyma mantras. The very elderly followed to each location in cars. Kechara Forest retreat is 70 acres of land located in rural Bentong, one hour from the capital city of Kuala Lumpur. ~Tsem Rinpoche For more information: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
They started on August 18, 2018 at 6:00AM till 9:00AM. With strong aspirations, Kecharians generate merits by reciting mantras and circumambulate the images of the enlightened beings, especially to clear obstacles related to our good health and that of others. We have many outdoor sacred images of various Buddhas... ~Tsem Rinpoche
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They started on August 18, 2018 at 6:00AM till 9:00AM. With strong aspirations, Kecharians generate merits by reciting mantras and circumambulate the images of the enlightened beings, especially to clear obstacles related to our good health and that of others. We have many outdoor sacred images of various Buddhas... ~Tsem Rinpoche
Pilgrimage is an intrinsic part of Buddhist life and creates strong Dharma imprints in our mind streams and opens up positive karma and merits that we need to live a successful life. As Kechara Forest Retreat is a sacred land, filled with holy and blessed statues and many holy items, His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche encouraged Kecharians living and working in Kechara Forest Retreat to embark on a spiritual pilgrimage of its holy sites...~ Tsem Rinpoche
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Pilgrimage is an intrinsic part of Buddhist life and creates strong Dharma imprints in our mind streams and opens up positive karma and merits that we need to live a successful life. As Kechara Forest Retreat is a sacred land, filled with holy and blessed statues and many holy items, His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche encouraged Kecharians living and working in Kechara Forest Retreat to embark on a spiritual pilgrimage of its holy sites...~ Tsem Rinpoche
Priceless to see the happy faces of these 2 brothers. They are in the youngest dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Priceless to see the happy faces of these 2 brothers. They are in the youngest dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
So glad that we have parents & students to participate in the animal liberation every month in Kechara House. Lin Mun KSDS
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So glad that we have parents & students to participate in the animal liberation every month in Kechara House. Lin Mun KSDS
Children were very attentive when doing prayer before the start of Sunday dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children were very attentive when doing prayer before the start of Sunday dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
He is young but already very good in using mala when reciting mantra. Rejoice:)  Lin Mun KSDS
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He is young but already very good in using mala when reciting mantra. Rejoice:) Lin Mun KSDS
Children were so excited with the art & craft exercise. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children were so excited with the art & craft exercise. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Grace explaining to children the method to make chef hat. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Grace explaining to children the method to make chef hat. Lin Mun KSDS
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