Updated: Dorje Shugden Teaching Videos

Jul 29, 2015 | Views: 72,396
Share this article

Homage to the lineage masters H.H. Pabongka Rinpoche, H.H. Trijang Rinpoche and H.H. Zong Rinpoche

Dear treasured friends around the world,

When I first founded Kechara back in the year 2000, one of my wishes was to have a Dharma community… people who dedicate themselves to learning, practicing and teaching the Dharma. As Kechara grew, this need became even more urgent because physical growth must also be accompanied by the ability to explain and expound the dharma, as more and more people will need it. If the Dharma has survived for this long, it is because there have been teachers who committed themselves to preserving the knowledge, passing it on from one generation to another. In the case of Kechara in Malaysia, one person alone would never be able to meet the needs of hundreds of students, which is why I conceptualized the Pastors, who are wonderful individuals that dedicate their lives in service of others.

I have noticed that accurate information about Dorje Shugden’s practice and lineage is difficult to come by online. This is not surprising as due to unfortunate circumstances, the practice of this very beneficial deity has been muted in the last 20 years, which explains the lack of teachings available for the public online. So I thought we, in Kechara, should create videos to share and teach Dorje Shugden’s practice to others so that people from all around the world can learn about this beneficial practice. Dorje Shugden is not the only practice we do in Kechara, but it is a practice that has been passed on by my teachers to me, and I have in turn passed them on to my students.

I am very happy to see Kechara Pastors and senior students taking this opportunity to be involved in such a beneficial project, so that it can be made available to the public for free… and after many months of fundraising, pre-production, planning, filming, editing and post-production, I am very happy to share with you these professionally produced educational videos which cover a myriad of topics about Dorje Shugden including his history, lineage and practice.

I will be adding more videos over the next few weeks as they are released, so do return to check out the latest teachings. There will also be videos about Dorje Shugden in Chinese language which will be released on this post at a later date, so keep an eye out for those too!

It is my deepest hope and wish that these videos will enable more people to understand about Dorje Shugden, and for all misconceptions about his true nature to be cleared. I would like to thank everyone who contributed their time, effort, funds, prayers, etc. to this project, especially Ms. Han and her crew for being on set from morning to night shooting and spending countless hours editing the videos to perfection. I thank Beng Kooi the coordinator, the writers team, ladrang, speakers and sponsors. I am extremely happy about this project because I know it will bring tremendous benefit to many people around the world and into the distant future.

I wish everyone well, and may all of you gain great advancement in your spiritual practice. May all of us find hope, peace, kindness and finally enlightenment.

Sarva Mangalam.

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

The Videos

  1. Why We Need Dharma Protectors
  2. The Benefits of Dorje Shugden’s Practice
  3. Dorje Shugden’s Story: How and Why He Arose
  4. Dorje Shugden’s Incarnation Lineage
  5. The Lineage of Dorje Shugden in Kechara
  6. The Iconography of Dorje Shugden
  7. The Mandala of Dorje Shugden
  8. The Relationship Between Dorje Shugden & Setrap
  9. Dorje Shugden and the Tradition of Oracles
  10. How To Set Up A Tibetan Buddhist Altar
  11. How To Begin Dorje Shugden’s Practice
  12. Serkym Offering to Dorje Shugden
  13. Kawang Prayers to Dorje Shugden
  14. The Mantras of Dorje Shugden
  15. Incense Offering to Dorje Shugden
  16. Dorje Shugden Practice for Protection Against Black Magic and Spirits
  17. Dorje Shugden Practice to Increase Life, Merits and Wealth
  18. How To Do A Dorje Shugden Retreat
  19. Is Dorje Shugden A Demon or Buddha?
  20. Is Dorje Shugden’s Practice Sectarian?
  21. Is Dorje Shugden’s Practice Dangerous?
  22. Is There A Ban on Dorje Shugden’s Practice?
  23. How Dorje Shugden Helped Me
  24. Thoughts on the Dorje Shugden Controversy

 


 

Additional Resources

 


 

Why We Need Dharma Protectors

Dharma Protector practice is central to Vajrayana Buddhism and is the third of the Three Roots, which is a refuge formulation in Tibetan Buddhism. The other two are The Guru and The Yidam. The role of the Dharma Protector is to help the practitioner clear inner and outer obstacles and also to provide suitable conditions for the practitioner to conduct his practice with minimum distractions. Within Tibetan Buddhism, Dorje Shugden is the most recent Dharma Protector to arise, with the specific purpose of protecting Lama Tsongkhapa’s teaching on Emptiness, and he is regarded as a wrathful emanation of Manjushri.

Back to top

 


 

The Benefits of Dorje Shugden’s Practice

The Protector Dorje Shugden is in fact the Wisdom Buddha Manjushri, emanating in a worldly form to help dharma practitioners in their practice. Being the most recent Dharma Protector to arise, and also by virtue of his taking on an earthly form, Dorje Shugden is naturally closest to us in karmic terms (strongest karmic affinity). As an emanation of Manjushri, Dorje Shugden’s practice also provides all the benefits related to Manjushri’s practice. Another added advantage of Dorje Shugden’s practice is that he emanates in five forms to specifically meet the various mental dispositions of individual practitioners and to help them with different types of enlightened activities.

Back to top

 


 

Dorje Shugden’s Story: How and Why He Arose

An intricate tale of how Dorje Shugden arose as a Dharma Protector to protect Lama Tsongkhapa’s teachings on Emptiness. This historical account, based on the writings of H.H. Trijang Rinpoche, spans hundreds of years of Tibetan history. Starting with a chance encounter between the Dharma Protector Nechung and Lama Tsongkhapa’s main disciple, Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen, the tale culminates with a dramatic showdown during the time of the Great Fifth Dalai Lama and the rise of the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden.

Back to top

 


 

Dorje Shugden’s Incarnation Lineage

Dorje Shugden’s incarnation lineage is a stellar list of scholar-saints and great Mahasiddhas, which extends all the way back to the Buddha Manjushri. These tales of Dorje Shugden’s previous lives reflect how Manjushri has arisen time and time again, lifetime after lifetime, to help dharma practitioners through his various emanation and capacities. The enlightened mind stream that is Dorje Shugden today is also the same mind stream of these indisputable lamas, pandits and Mahasiddhas. Thus, this incarnation lineage is clear evidence of Dorje Shugden’s enlightened nature of wisdom and compassion.

Back to top

 


 

The Lineage of Dorje Shugden in Kechara

Kechara’s Dorje Shugden lineage is pure and unadulterated, and can be traced directly through an unbroken line of lineage masters all the way to Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen. Thus, the practice of Dorje Shugden within Kechara is ripe with the blessings of the lineage masters including Mahasiddha Tagphu Pemavajra, H.H. Pabongka Rinpoche, H.H. Trijang Rinpoche and H.H. Zong Rinpoche.

Back to top

 


 

The Iconography of Dorje Shugden

The iconography of an enlightened being is a roadmap to enlightenment, communicating not only the function of the deity but also serves to invoke a certain awareness in the minds of practitioners. Therefore, every detail of a deity’s form, from their stance and posture to the implements they carry, their mounts, and their mudras are in fact teachings in themselves. Dorje Shugden’s iconography is no different and illustrates well the deity’s enlightened nature and how he helps practitioners overcome their outer, inner and secret obstacles.

Back to top

 


 

The Mandala of Dorje Shugden

The thirty-two deities of Guhyasamaja’s mandala are represented in the mandala of Dorje Shugden, and each of these beings is an emanation of Dorje Shugden himself. This introduction to the various deities of Dorje Shugden’s mandala illustrates the many ways in which he can assist us, through the Five Families of Dorje Shugden as well as through his entourage – the Nine Mothers, the Eight Guiding Monks and the Ten Youthful and Wrathful Deities.

Back to top

 


 

The Relationship Between Dorje Shugden & Setrap

Dorje Shugden’s close relationship with the Dharma Protector Setrap Chen is historically significant. Not only did Dorje Shugden’s line of previous incarnations, including Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen, propitiate Dharmapala Setrap, it was also one of Dorje Shugden’s past incarnations, Lotsawa Loden Sherab, who brought the practice of Setrap from India into the Tibetan pantheon of deities. The close association between these two enlightened Dharma Protectors can also be seen in the story of how Dorje Shugden arose, as well as within the depiction of Dorje Shugden’s mandala.

Back to top

 


 

Dorje Shugden and The Tradition of Oracles

Oracles are intermediaries between the deities and humans, and are the channel through which the deity speaks, gives advice, heals, teaches (in the case of Dorje Shugden) and has communion with lamas and practitioners. Dorje Shugden oracles play an important role in Tibetan Buddhism from recognizing incarnations of highly important lamas to giving advice in critical situations, for instance when helping the present Dalai Lama escape from Tibet in 1959 against very difficult odds.

Back to top

 


 

How To Set Up A Tibetan Buddhist Altar

The Buddhist altar serves a practitioner in a number of ways. Firstly it is a visualization aid that inspires the practitioner to remember the qualities of the Buddhas and to progressively let go of samsaric attachments. The altar is also a field of merit through which the practitioner can accumulate merits through the act of cleaning and making offerings. This introductory video is a guide to setting up various types of altars according to the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, from the simplest to the most extensive.

Back to top

 


 

How To Begin Dorje Shugden’s Practice

Reap the benefits of Dorje Shugden’s practice with this short and easy daily prayer. In this video, you will learn how to begin the combined practice of Lama Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden, according to the short sadhana compiled from traditional sources by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche. Safe for everyone to do without initiation, this practice will bring the benefits of wisdom, abundance, protection, peace and wish-fulfilling blessings to all.

Back to top

 


 

Serkym Offering to Dorje Shugden

Serkym or ‘golden drink’ is part of the Protector practice and is a powerful ritual to propitiate Dorje Shugden and seek his swift assistance. It is usually performed using black tea, a rare and precious commodity in Tibet. This video is a step-by-step guide to Dorje Shugden’s serkym offering prayer, and includes extensive explanations of the verses, rituals and benefits of this powerful practice.

Back to top

 


 

Kawang Prayers to Dorje Shugden

Kawang is a confessional prayer to purify negative karma that has been accumulated over time. The practice of kawang will remove obstacles that threaten our dharma practice and stand in the way of spiritual progress. When the kawang is done correctly, consistently and sincerely, coupled with the proper visualizations, it is an extremely powerful ritual that will purify tremendous amounts of negative karma.

Back to top

 


 

The Mantras of Dorje Shugden

Mantras are sacred verbalized words that invoke the protection and blessings of the deity to whom the mantra is ascribed. Mantras are also the manifestations of Buddhas in the form of ‘sounds’, hence the mantras of Dorje Shugden and his four forms contain the essence of the Protector. This video explains the various holy mantras of Dorje Shugden’s five forms, and their benefits including the activities of pacification, increase, control and wrath.

Back to top

 


 

Incense Offering to Dorje Shugden

The practice of offering incense has many benefits, amongst them purification of the atmosphere. It is also an offering of scent to the deities to create the positive potential to hold one’s vows and to practice the perfection of morality. This video covers the history, significance and method of performing the Dorje Shugden incense offering ritual known as the ‘Sangsol’ as well as the incense offering prayer composed by Serkong Dorje Chang.

Back to top

 


 

Dorje Shugden Practice for Protection
Against Black Magic and Spirits

The existence of spirits cannot be denied and they occupy one of the six realms of samsara. Like human beings, there are benevolent as well as malevolent spirits, and malicious spirits may attach themselves to people through various methods including black magic. Tibetan Buddhism offers a number of practices that can combat against black magic and spirit harm, and one such practice is that of Dorje Shugden Trakze.

For further information on Trakze’s practice, please visit: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/trakze-to-dispel-black-magic-spirits.html

Back to top

 


 

Dorje Shugden Practice to Increase
Life, Merits and Wealth

Gyenze is the ‘increase’ or ‘wealth’ form of Dorje Shugden and the purpose of his practice is to increase our financial resources, lifespan, as well as attainments. His blessings bestow all the necessary resources and conditions for a practitioner’s practice to thrive. This video includes a superb explanation on the visualization that accompanies the recitation of Gyenze’s mantra.

For further information on Gyenze’s practice, please visit: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/dorje-shugden-gyenze-to-increase-life-merits-and-wealth.html

Back to top

 


 

How To Do A Dorje Shugden Retreat

A retreat is time taken away from daily mundane activities that dominate our lives, to meditate, contemplate and engage in activities that create merits. The Dorje Shugden retreat is an effective way to achieve such an objective, and to develop closer ties with Dorje Shugden who can benefit us in both mundane and spiritual ways. As Dorje Shugden is an emanation of Manjushri, the benefits of this Protector retreat also include clarity of mind, improved memory and a faster comprehension and absorption of the Dharma.

For further information on Dorje Shugden’s retreat practices, please visit: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugden-retreat-a-powerful-practice-to-fulfill-wishes.html

Back to top

 


 

Is Dorje Shugden A Demon or Buddha?

Dorje Shugden’s practice has been established for over 350 years yet since 1996, some have labeled this protector a demon instead of an enlightened Buddha, thus causing confusion and fear to arise in the minds of those new to the dharma.

In this video, the question of whether Dorje Shugden is a malicious spirit or in fact a fully enlightened Dharma Protector is discussed and addressed with fact and logic.

Back to top

 


 

Is Dorje Shugden’s Practice Sectarian?

Since 1996, the long-established practice of the enlightened Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden was banned. Although no sound reasons were given for this ban, some have claimed that this practice causes sectarianism and disunity among Tibetan Buddhists. However, such statements directly contradict historical facts surrounding this protector practice.

In this video, key issues, facts and events pertaining to Dorje Shugden’s practice are discussed, which clearly proves beyond a doubt that Dorje Shugden’s practice is neither sectarian nor ‘supremacist’ in nature.

Back to top

 


 

Is Dorje Shugden’s Practice Dangerous?

Detractors of Dorje Shugden’s practice claim that this practice creates harm and danger for His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan cause as well as the individual practitioner. Such accusations are not only untrue, but also challenge the most basic Buddhist concepts such as karma and the nature of enlightened beings.

This video directly addresses such unfounded claims and rebuts it with clear logic and also foundational beliefs that the Buddhist religion is built on.

Back to top

 


 

Is There A Ban on Dorje Shugden’s Practice?

Despite the overt discrimination and aggression against both lay and ordained Dorje Shugden practitioners around the world, some have attempted to deny the existence of a ban on Dorje Shugden’s practice.

This video explores historical and current events surrounding Dorje Shugden’s practice since 1996, to ascertain beyond any doubt that there is most certainly a ban on Dorje Shugden’s practice, that this ban has been enforced, and that the rights of Dorje Shugden worshippers’ to engage in their faith without fear of persecution has been breached.

Back to top

 


 

How Dorje Shugden Helped Me

Some wrongly claim that Dorje Shugden is an evil spirit and that his practice causes harm. Yet, when you speak to those who engage in Dorje Shugden’s prayers as part of their daily sadhana, they will state in no uncertain terms how the Protector has helped them in their lives and their dharma practice.

In this set of videos, practitioners of Gyalchen Dorje Shugden share their stories of how this enlightened Protector, with his limitless compassion and wisdom, has helped them overcome problems and obstacles.

Back to top

 


 

Thoughts On The Dorje Shugden Controversy

Some attempt to claim that there is no ban on Dorje Shugden’s practice. And yet when you speak to Dorje Shugden practitioners, they will tell you of their very and real personal experiences as the result of the smear campaigns against this enlightened Dharma Protector.

In this set of videos, practitioners voice their opinion of the Shugden controversy and how they have been affected.

Back to top

 


[Note from the Blog Team: We are looking for volunteers to transcribe and translate these teaching videos about Dorje Shugden into multiple languages. If you are interested to contribute your skills, please email the blog team at [email protected] Thank you.]

Tags: , , ,

Please support us so that we can continue to bring you more Dharma:

If you are in the United States, please note that your offerings and contributions are tax deductible. ~ the tsemrinpoche.com blog team

Share this article

62 Responses to Updated: Dorje Shugden Teaching Videos

DISCLAIMER IN RELATION TO COMMENTS OR POSTS GIVEN BY THIRD PARTIES BELOW

Kindly note that the comments or posts given by third parties in the comment section below do not represent the views of the owner and/or host of this Blog, save for responses specifically given by the owner and/or host. All other comments or posts or any other opinions, discussions or views given below under the comment section do not represent our views and should not be regarded as such. We reserve the right to remove any comments/views which we may find offensive but due to the volume of such comments, the non removal and/or non detection of any such comments/views does not mean that we condone the same.

We do hope that the participants of any comments, posts, opinions, discussions or views below will act responsibly and do not engage nor make any statements which are defamatory in nature or which may incite and contempt or ridicule of any party,individual or their beliefs or to contravene any laws.

  1. MartinC on Feb 9, 2017 at 8:43 am

    Dorje Shugden has been maligned and demonized by the Tibetan leaderships’s smear campaigns for 20 years. However, when some one actually looks into the allegations against the Protector and examine what the practice is all about, they see the goodness of Dorje Shugden clearly. This comment by ‘Suzy in Hawaii’ is yet another indication that despite all efforts, the anti-Shugden offensive has failed. . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4&t=11s

    Suzy

  2. Stella Cheang on Nov 17, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    These videos are the most educational videos on Dorje Shudgen ever. It is evident that many effort, research and hardwork had been put in to produce these videos for us to listen to it / watch it at the comfort of our home (or office). The videos cover basic topics such as the need to have Dharma Protector, the benefits of Dorje Shugden’s practice to the more scholarly topics e.g. the Lineage, Iconography and Mandala of Dorje Shugden. Some of the videos also bring light to certain controversial and sensitive topics on Dorje Shugden practice, i.e. the ban. Thank you so much, Rinpoche and Kechara.

  3. Samfoonheei on Nov 17, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche and those hard working team making these possible.
    I did watch a few of those videos ….very simple ,easy to learn and understand. My very first video was How To Set Up A Tibetan Buddhist Altar ,watched a number of times to understand better.Since then i had set one,follow by Dorje Shugden’s Practice.I have learned a lot from those videos and still learning.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing all your teachings.

  4. Anne Ong on Oct 26, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    Thank you very much Rinpoche,Board of Directors,all Kechara Pastors, Kechara staffs,and wonderful sponsors for producing and supporting these invaluable teachings about Dorje Shugden lineage and practice. I have spent invaluable time watching some of these videos repeatedly and they are very educational. The explanations are very simple and straight forward too. I hope more and more people will also realize these teachings of the Great Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden is very beneficial to them. Great job everyone! _/\_

  5. Tsem Rinpoche on Sep 15, 2016 at 1:03 am

    Trode Khangsar Chapel in Lhasa, Tibet

    Over 400 years ago a great and learned lama Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen was famed in Mongolia, Tibet, Nepal and China for being very saintly and compassionate. He resided in his residence (Zimkhang Gongma Ladrang) in Drepung Monastery. His root guru was H.H. the Omniscient 4th Panchen Lama and his close dharma brother was the 5th Dalai Lama.

    The 5th Dalai Lama and Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen had a very close and dharmic relationship and often went to receive teachings together from the 4th Panchen Lama. They were close in age. They both became very learned and well known. During this time, the Dalai Lama was enthroned as a Dharma King of Tibet. But more people went to see Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen for teachings, initiations and divinations. This made the attendants of the 5th Dalai Lama feel threatened that Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen’s fame might usurp the power of the 5th Dalai Lama. So they had a khata forced down his throat. At that moment, Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen dissolved his psychic winds and generated the wish to be a great guardian of Buddha and Tsongkapa’s teachings. As his consciousness dissolved, he entered ‘bardo’ as a dharma protector of the highest order (jikten depey sungma). Many signs were seen throughout Lhasa at this time and the earth was said to have shaken in Lhasa. This event was already predicted to Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen’s previous incarnation when he was one of the 8 main disciples of Lord Tsongkapa the Supreme Master and he served Tsongkapa directly by building Gaden Monastery.

    When the 5th Dalai Lama heard what his scheming and power-hungry attendants had done, he was very distressed. He was very sorry Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen was murdered and dishonored as he was a great dharma master. The 5th Dalai Lama composed an apology to Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen. In Lhasa, tens of thousands gathered for the cremation of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen’s holy body. During the cremation, the 5th Dalai Lama’s apology was read out at which flames spontaneously arose from the body of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen commencing the cremation. From the body, during cremation, a powerful whirlwind of smoke tunneled into the sky for all to see as this was an indication Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen’s consciousness has arisen as the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. The Dharma Protector Setrap immediately recognized this new protector Dorje Shugden and ‘enthroned’ him as a powerful Dharma Protector in the realm of the Buddhas. From this, Setrap and Dorje Shugden are closely connected and very close working hand in hand always. After the cremation, the great 5th Dalai Lama built a Dorje Shugden chapel on the spot the cremation took place and named it Trode Khangsar. The 5th Dalai Lama commissioned the statue of Dorje Shugden in this chapel and had monks installed in the chapel to do continuous propitiations to Dorje Shugden. Trode Khangsar Chapel was a commemoration to Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen who was wronged and also a celebration of his consciousness arising as the World Peace Peace Protector Dorje Shugden.

    This Trode Khangsar Chapel still exists now in Lhasa where many make pilgrimages there. It is in good condition and was recently renovated. It is over 400 years old and a testimony to the respect the Great 5th Dalai Lama had to Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen who arose as Dorje Shugden.

    I have visited this holy chapel in Lhasa years back. I’ve never heard of it till I was in Lhasa and by chance, I was told about it which I was happy to visit. I could not find the place but strangely a bunch of pilgrims from Amdo told me they would show me how to get there in Lhasa.

    This short video is a short clip of this holy Trode Khangsar Chapel in Lhasa today commemorating Dorje Shugden, built by the great 5th Dalai Lama. The great 5th Dalai Lama even composed a prayer to Dorje Shugden which is still available today and we can recite to invoke the blessings, protection, and assistance of World Peace Protector Dorje Shugden.

    Tsem Rinpoche


    Read more: Trode Khangsar – A 400-year-old Dorje Shugden Chapel in Lhasa
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/trode-khangsar-%E2%80%93-a-400-year-old-dorje-shugden-chapel-in-lhasa.html

    Short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTybDwTeLAM

    __________________________________

    The 5th Dalai Lama’s Prayer to Dorje Shugden

    HUM
    Though unmoving from the sphere of primordial spontaneity,
    With wrathful turbulent power, swifter than lightning,
    Endowed with heroic courage to judge good and bad,
    I invite you with faith, please come to this place!

    Robes of a monk, crown adorned with rhinoceros leather hat,
    Right hand holds ornate club, left holds a human heart,
    Riding various mounts such as nagas and garudas,
    Who subdues the mamos of the charnel grounds, praise to you!

    Samaya substances, offerings and torma, outer, inner and secret,
    Favourite visual offerings and various objects are arranged.
    Although, previously, my wishes were a bit dense,
    Do not stop your powerful apparitions, I reveal and confess!

    Now respectfully praising with body, speech, and mind,
    For us, the masters, disciples, benefactors and entourages,
    Provide the good and avert the bad!
    Bring increase like the waxing moon in spiritual and temporal realms!

    Moreover, swiftly accomplishing all wishes,
    According to our prayers, bestow the supreme effortlessly!
    And like the jewel that bestows all wishes,
    Always protect us with the Three Jewels!

    From: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/the-5th-dalai-lamas-prayer-to-dorje-shugden

    Tibetan prayer from: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/the-14th-dalai-lamas-prayer-to-dorje-shugden.html

  6. nyima on Sep 13, 2016 at 12:08 am

    Dear Sara Yap la thank u for Dorje shukden about giving information
    so i have one question why Dorje Shukden have five different from what is the reason? Thank you

  7. Nyima tmg on Sep 13, 2016 at 12:01 am

    This video make me learn a lot about Dorje Shugden, now i understand Dorje Shugden's five families Five different energies. Thank you for sharing Sarah LA.

  8. losang on Sep 11, 2016 at 12:22 am

    Dear Sarah Yap,
    Thank you very much for such brief explanation about Five Families of Dorje Shugden,his entourage – the Nine Mothers, the Eight Guiding Monks and the Ten Youthful and Wrathful Deities.
    I do have a question for you Sarah la.As you have mention that you do not pray to Five Families of Dorje Shugden differently cause they all are Dorje Shugden.Why there are Five Form of Dorje Shudgen with their different functions???
    Thank you,

  9. losang on Sep 10, 2016 at 1:09 am

    Dear Martin La,
    On above video you have mention about the lineage masters including Mahasiddha Tagphu Pemavajra, H.H. Pabongka Rinpoche, H.H. Trijang Rinpoche,H.H. Song Rinpoche and H.E Tsem Rinpoche and how the teaching were pass by each high lama to their respectful and devoting students.We are very fortunate to have a blessing teaching passed and preserve by lama for many years with such devotion.

    We can clearly see how pure and authentic the practice is and we are very happy and grateful that H.E Tsem Rinpoche also dedicated his entire life to the lineage practice which was pass to him by his own guru H.H. Song Rinpoche.The dedication and hard work towards spreading the pure lineage practice at this modern days where many conflict/ban still exist.

    Thank you very much for resourceful video upon the lineage of Dorje Shugden to Kechara.

    Thank you,

  10. Nyima tmg on Sep 10, 2016 at 1:03 am

    Dear martin chaula…..
    Dorje shugden is in kechara very pure lineage….
    Sources from high lamas lineage come to us…..

    Thank you martin chaula ……

  11. Tsering on Sep 10, 2016 at 1:03 am

    The lineage of Dorje Shugden in Kechara is very wondrous and very pure lineage come to us. sources form the early nineteenth century give the incarnations of many high lamas. as Takpu Pema Vajra visited into tushita front of je tsongkhapa and “he received lifetime entrustment (sotey) from Dorje Shugden as dorje shugden image appeared from Je Tsongkhapa’s throne”. but i also heard that Takpu Pema Vajra received lifetime entrustment (sotey) directly from Dulzin Dakpa Gyaltsen and indirectly from Je Tsongkhapa during visited in Tushita.
    so can you please give me some explanation on this part? Thank you Martin la

  12. nyima on Sep 7, 2016 at 12:51 am

    Dear pastor lim tat ming….
    Today i watched your video….. it was really really good ……but i have a doubt ….let me ask you ….you said as a tulku dakpa gyaltsen was murdered thats way he become a spirit ..but why the animal are suffring when he died..its not his way to make suffer human being ..because he alreasy arose be the protector when he pass away then after many people and monks got suffered.
    thank you

    • Pastor Shin Tan on Sep 10, 2016 at 6:25 pm

      Dear Nyima-la,
      It is said that when Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen passed away, crops failed, many animals died and monasteries lost great sponsors and patrons. Great calamities such as earthquakes and disease epidemics enveloped the land. These arose because the negative karma of killing such a highly attained Lama was very heavy and had caused these negative events. It is not because Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen made these animals suffer. Murdering Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen is similar to ‘drawing blood from a Buddha with the intent to do harm’, and so this is very heavy negative karma.

  13. Losang on Sep 7, 2016 at 12:31 am

    Dear Pastor Lim Tat Ming,
    Thank you very much for explaining about the historical lineage background and about the arising of Dorje Shugden as dharma protector who was murdered by disciples of H.H 5th Dalai Lama during his incarnation as Dulzin Drakpa Gyaltsen.The video has many things i never heard or learned about before.

    I will encourage my nepali friends to visit http://www.tsemrinpoche.com and also to watch these videos as it is very important to know very well about the protector Dorje Shugden.The explanation Pastor Lim Tat Ming la gave on “Dorje Shugden’s Story: How and Why He Arose” is one of most important information.Thank you very much for making it possible for us to access to all these valuable information.

  14. Tsering on Sep 7, 2016 at 12:27 am

    video 6 – “the iconography of Dorje Shugden”
    Dorje Shugden carrying many implements and those all have their different reasons and meanings and wide variety of benefits including protection from obstacles, wisdom and the fulfilment of wishes. Thank you so much for this video Pastor Gim Lee.

  15. Pema dorje lama on Sep 7, 2016 at 12:23 am

    Pastar Tamin la ཆོས་སྐྱོང་གི་རིམ་བྱོན་བསྐོར་བཀའ་སློབ་གནང་ཐུགསས་རྗེེ་གནང། གུས་པས་ཞུ་རྒྱུར་་མི་གཉིས་ཀྱིས་སྤ྄ུལ་སྐུ་ག྄གས་པ་རྒྱལ་མཚན་བཀ྄ོངས་རྗེེས་་་་བོད་ཡོངས་ལ་དུ་བ་ནག་པོ་བྱུང་དགོས་དོན་དང་་བཀ྄ོངས་མཁན་མི་གཉིས་ཙམ་མ་ཟད་ཁྱི་དང་བ་ལ་སོགས་པ་ལ་བར་ཆད་ཡོངས་དགོས་དོན་གང་ཡིན་ནམ? ཐུགས་རྗེ་གནང།

  16. Losang on Sep 7, 2016 at 12:09 am

    Thank you Pastor Tan Gim Lee for a very brief information about the iconography of Protector Dorje Shugden.
    Your explanation was really was easy to understand and i felt by watching this video .I am sure that the viewer will understand the buddha dorje shugden of his symbolic representation.i really found this video very informative because now i can tell anyone who are curious and want to know about his appearance and its symbolic representation as it is very important for us to know about our practice and above his symbolic representation and his practice’s benefits specially if you are one of his follower.Once again,I would like to thank H.E Tsem Rinpoche along Pastor Tan Gim Lee and other who had work hard to bring it out for us.
    Thank you

  17. Losang on Sep 4, 2016 at 11:55 pm

    Dear Pastor David La,
    Thank you very much for brief explanation about “The Benefits of Dorje Shugden’s Practice”.
    And this video blog has really help me a lot more about Dorje Shugden practice and its benefits and i believe now i can tell any person who want to know about my practice and why i practice with out hesitation.
    Thank you

  18. dorje on Sep 4, 2016 at 11:23 pm

    Dear Pastor David Lai,
    གུས་པས་བཞུ་གསོལ་
    ཆོས་སྐྱོང་ཆེན་པོ་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་གྱི་ཡོན་ཏན་ལ་ཐུན་མོང་མ་ཡིན་པའི་ཁྱད་ཆོས་བསྐོར་བཀའ་སློབ་གནང་ཤིན་ཏུ་བཀའ་དྲིན་ཆེའོ།
    གུས་པར་བཀའ་དྲིན་ཞུ་རྒྱུར། ཆོས་སྐྱོང་ནི་བྱང་ཆུབ་སེམས་དཔའ་ཡིན་པར་གལ་ཏེ་ཆོས་སྐྱོང་བསྟན་མཁན་མི་གཅིག་དང་མ་བསྟན་མཁན་མི་གཅིག་ཁོང་གཉིས་མཉམ་དུ་ཡོད་པའི་མོ་ཊར་བརྡབ་པ་ཡིན་ན། གཉིས་ཀ་སྐྱོབས་ཀྱི་ཡོད་དམ་ཡང་ན་བསྟན་མཁན་ཁོ་ན་སྐྱོབས་ཀྱི་ཡོད། བསྟན་མཁན་ཁོ་ན་སྐྱོབས་ན་ཆོས་སྐྱོང་ནི་བྱང་ཆུབ་སེམས་དཔའ་ཡིན་པས། སེམས་ཅན་ལ་ཉེ་རིང་མི་བྱེད་པའི། དེའི་འཐད་ལ་བསྐྱར་དུ་བཀའ་སློབ་གསུངས་རོགས་གནང་།
    ཐུགས་རྗེ་གཟིགས།

  19. dorje on Sep 4, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    thank you so much Wei meng la for sharing with us about the protector of our time Dorje Shugden. knowing more about Dharma protector, it means knowing more about Dharma. i am very happy to learn something new.

  20. Nyima(Pepsi) on Sep 4, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    thank you so much for sharing these videos Wai meng and pastor David la.

  21. Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai on Sep 4, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    [[ABOUT VIDEO #2]]
    Thank you Pastor David for your clear explanation of the benefits of Dorje Shugden. When we understand the results of relying on Dharma protector practice, it helps us to understand why we should promote the practice to others. It also helps to strengthen our own faith in the practice, because we know what kind of beneficial result we will receive if we persist and are consistent in our practice.

    The scope of assistance that Dorje Shugden can provide is all-encompassing to the existence of sentient beings. This only reflects his nature as a Buddha, who is limitless in his compassion and ability to benefit others.

  22. Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai on Sep 4, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    [[ABOUT VIDEO #1]]
    Dear Wai Meng, I found your video very interesting because it showed that there is a long history of Dharma protector propitiation stemming all the way back from India. As I understand it, all Buddhist traditions in Tibet can be traced back to their origins in India and with Dharma protectors, this is no different.

    I also found it useful that you distinguished between unenlightened and enlightened Protectors. It helps people to understand the benefits of relying on enlightened Protectors, and the disbenefits of relying on unenlightened ones since there is a very strong culture of relying on land deities and other unenlightened beings in Chinese culture.

  23. Thupten Tsering on Sep 4, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    About video 2 – after watching this video, i understand how Dorje Shugden can help us in different ways on different situations. we daily face many kind of inner and outer obstacles in our lives. therefore we need a protector to remove our both inner and outer obstacles and to guide us on spiritual paths and Dorje Shugden has that ability and power. if we relied on Dorje Shugden, there is no Disbenefits. Actually, we gain more affection from him because Dorje Shugden is bodhisattva.

  24. Nyima(Pepsi) on Sep 4, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    Dear H.E Tsem Rinpoche,
    Thank you very much for valuable information and knowledge about Dorje Shugden.I would like to thank you again to Rinpoche la for your hard work and pure dedication towards the spreading the real and pure information about
    Dorje Shugden and its practice.Above videos really help me alot to understand more clearly about the Dorje Shugden and its practice.
    Thank you

    • Nyima(Pepsi) on Sep 4, 2016 at 10:39 pm

      About video 2 – today i learned something new from this video that really change my thinking right now. i learned, how DS helps us in our difficulties. DS clear our obstacles and take us closer to Dharma ‘s way.

  25. Losang Lama on Sep 4, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    Dear H.E Tsem Rinpoche La,
    Thank you very much for producing such a informative videos about our protector Dorje Shugden.As i have been practicing the Dorje Shugden since i was first introduce by my close teacher.And the one ward i have been practicing and praying continuously to Dorje Shugden and i will always keep my practice.As i always wanted to know more and deeply about Dorje Shugden and i had even surfing on several website and i had asked many practitioner as well.But when i came across Rinpoche la blog.I got all the knowledge and information about Dorje Shugden which i had always wish for.I really like the video format to share the information and knowledge about our protector Dorje Shugden.Thank you Rinpoche for this precious information and your hard work and dedication towards flourishing the buddha dharma,Je Tsongkhapa Linage and their holder and about the protector of our time Dorje Shugden.

  26. Thupten Tsering on Sep 4, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    About Video 1 – “The dharma protector literally means one who stands guard to protect Dharma in us. This is a special friend who acts as a guardian angel” Thank you so much for this video that brings me more closer to Dorje Shugden.

  27. Anne Ong on Aug 31, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you very much for producing these wonderful teachings of Dorje Shugden on youtube and blog. I find them very profound and interesting. I have watched them many times with mum. I am sure many will find these teachings of Dorje Shugden very beneficial too.
    Thank you very much again to Rinpoche and everyone who worked so hard to prepare and produce these teachings and tapings to benefit so many people who really needs Dorje Shugden.

  28. pat ng on Jun 6, 2016 at 8:21 am

    After going through this article i have a clear and precise explanation of who ,why and how to practice Dorje Shugden,the Protector.How fortunate for us to have a Guru and Dorje Shugden to guide and protect us in our spiritual practice.The lineage is so pure and clear with evidence that date back to Shakyamuni Buddha that we cannot doubt Dorje Shugden is an enlightened Buddha.Really appreciate this article with step to step information and guidance,that it is so easy to follow and with complete explanation,everyone can start the practice immediately after reading.This practice bring immense benefits to everyone … purification,protection,wish fulfilling,gain wisdom,blessings,create conditions to gaining merits,abundance of wealth and all good things,peace and etc…Wow!!!.What else can we ask for?Thank you Rinpoche and all involved in preparing this article,selflessly sacrificing so many hours of sleep so that many people can benefit. ._/\_

  29. JP on Feb 27, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    These videos are very informative and educational. Education is important to eradicating ignorance. There are so much negative allegations and accusation of the practice of Dorje Shugden that it has become an issue of religious discrimination that affects many peoples’ lives.

    Regardless, for the sake of many who are not aware of the facts and teachings of Dorje Shugden, I am so happy for our pastors, dharma brothers and sisters for producing these videos to talk about Dorje Shugden. There is so much evidence to prove that Dorje Shugden is not harmful to anyone and that many negative allegations against Dorje Shugden are so illogical that they negate the fundamental teachings of Buddhism.

    Sad to say, pro-Dalai Lama people seem to turn a blind eye on all these illogical allegations and just jump to conclusion that the practice creates many problems and is harmful to everyone. What’s ironic is that these pro-Dalai Lama people are the ones who are creating sufferings on to others and more problems for Tibetans and Tibetan refugees.

  30. Wan Wai Meng on Feb 10, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    A wonderful resource to learn about Dorje Shugden the dharma protector of our time.

  31. Pastor Moh Mei on Nov 21, 2015 at 9:26 am

    Comments below are on the video “Kawang Prayers to Dorje Shugden” by Pastor Jean Ai

    In the introduction on what is Kawang, it is mentioned that this is a confessional prayer and also one for clearing obstacles. What has confession got to do with the clearing of obstacles? If tell someone I have some obstacles to overcome and the advise is I need to make a confession, I would go “huh, what do you mean?”.

    It is stated that Kawang also known as Kanshag is recited as a confessional practice to purify significant accumulated negative karma threatening to obstruct one’s practice.

    Our karma is of our own making. There is a need to acknowledge this that we do not blame the situation we are in on others but take responsibility from it. Confession is a form of accepting responsibility. Acknowledgment and acceptance of responsibility is the start of change. If our past actions created negative karma, our current actions can also create positive karma or purify the negative karma we have created. The practice helps us expedite this process because the object of focus is pure and true.

    If th negative karma we have accumulated over many lifetimes is forceful, the practice to counter is has to be equally intense. This is simple logic. If you accidentally bumped into someone while walking, you say “sorry” it’s usually sufficient. If you drunk drive and killed someone in a car accident, a simple “sorry” will not suffice.

    The more we let our negatuve karma accumulate the harder it gets. It doesn’t get easier. We can try to escape and hide from it or delude ourselves that it will just go away but it doesn’t. Our karma will follow us like a shadow from lifetime to lifetime. We have the fortune in this life now to be hear and be given the practice to counter our negative karma. Take it as this is the easier way.

    Ignorance, hatred and desire are visualized as poisons. What do they poison? They poison our mind. We add all the negative karma of samsara and of all sentient beings. Everywhere we look in Buddha’s teachings, it always lead us to encompass others. Samsara teaches us self, me, I. Dharma teaches us others, all sentient beings. It’s like you are dying of cancer and the medcine or cure lies in taking care of others and not your own illness.

    A normal person doesn’t look at a corpse, a decompossing body, human internal organs, urine, bile, blood as something beautiful. Most of us find them disgusting but yet the very truth and facts is that we are made up of all these disgusting parts and we worhsip and spend all our energy into taking care of them. It’s ironic. When we read the facts, we all know it’s true, we cannot deny that it’s true. But it doesn’t really sink in. Hence these visualizations in prayers help us to re-train our minds to slowly see and realize the truth so actions will follow, so we will change what we spend our time doing.

  32. Justin Cheah on Oct 11, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    Kudos to the Pastors and everyone involved especially people behind the scene in KIM who actually went all out to work so hard in producing these videos. A special tribute to the late Mr Kwan who was also instrumental doing the shooting. These videos are so well done up for the benefit of others. All we need to know about Dorje Shugden, the Dharma Protector of our time, is made available. I am sure if only all can watch these brilliant videos, it will help strengthen ones understanding about Dorje Shugden and answers all the questions posted by all doubters/critics of Shugden practice.

  33. shane jayasuriya on Oct 4, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Thank you to Rinpoche and team for this great teaching on Dorje Shugden and practice. I have learnt lot of from these videos and it is real blessing. Thank you again.. Om benza wiki bitana Soha. _/\_ _/\_ _/\_

  34. Jan on Sep 16, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama states that anyone who worships or follows Shungden cannot be his student. That means that you are not his student whether you were ordaind by him or not. That also means that whether your other teachings are valid or not , any student who holds the Dalai Lama as their root guru should not have you as a teacher.

  35. Uncle Eddie on Aug 5, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    We,too, deeply feel appreciative and grateful to Rinpoche and the team, who truly worked so hard to find the most skilfull and possible way to re-install the true practice of Dorje Shugden. It is very caring and loving of Rinpoche to have realised that accurate information about Dorje Shugden practice and lineage is difficult to come by online. Therefore, through the eradication of confusion for the purpose of creating a better and clearer understanding of Dorje Shugden practice, will certainly pave the way for one and all to gain greater advancement of our spiritual practice of our great protector, Dorje Shugden. It certainly will also help to enlighten people from all over the World to learn more of this beneficial protector’s practice. As a result, this will certainly bring tremendous benefit of hope, peace, kindness and finally enlightenment to all Shugden practicuiners around the globe into the distant future! Om Benza Wiki Bittana Soha.

  36. Li kheng on Jun 24, 2015 at 2:55 am

    Thank you to those who joined us for the Blog Chat session last Saturday, 20 June 2015.The session was interactive and I thank everyone who submitted their questions and of course, Pastor David for sharing his knowledge in detail patiently.

    As not everybody could join us, I am sharing some of the questions asked and the answers here. I hope it will add value to you.

    Question: When we talk about the benefits of Dharma Protectors, we often talk about granting wish of gaining material wealth, having our businesses do well etc. Does this not enhance our attachment? Does this not contradict the teachings of Lord Buddha Shakyamuni?
    Answer:
    • The thought of getting material benefits does contradict but that is not wrong. It is our mind at the moment and that can change. Dorje Shugden is masterful to transform our minds if we rely on him sincerely and earnestly. Dorje Shugden may grant our material aspirations and slowly guide us towards having faith in the Dharma as well. For most of us, that was how we came into kechara and the Dharma anyway. We had a problem to begin with and when that is solved, we start to look at the Dharma teachings etc because faith grew from there.
    • That is WHY we have “DHARMA” protectors who will know what is best to grant us. If our motivation is a selfish one, then I think no matter how much we pray, we ain’t gonna get any. But if it will help increase our faith, change us internally, maybe we start becoming more spiritual, more kinder, more compassionate, more generous, the success or wish granted you do good with it for others, the protectors will help.

  37. Grace Leong on Jun 22, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    These video teachings are so well made and so well elucidated by all the presenters. Bravo !! All the presenters do not do public speaking for a living. They have to train and practice very hard to pluck up their courage to teach via video recordings. It can be quite a nerve wrecking experience. But their motivation is purely for benefiting others, they are able to overcome the 8 worldly concerns and focus on doing the recording. Rinpoche has said that through this video project we can reach out to many many more people who are in pain and need the Dorje Shugden practice to help them alleviate their problems. Many who want to enhance their Dharma practice to higher levels can also practice DS. Thank you to the teachings and blessings of Rinpoche this project was successfully carried out and completed. Thank you Rinpoche.
    Now many of us can use these video teachings to guide us in our DS practice. This will also further enhance our faith in the 3 Jewels and help us understand better the teachings of the great Lama Tsongkhapa !

  38. Julien Roth on Jun 20, 2015 at 12:26 am

    Wow! These videos are actually really good. Very educational. It took some time to watch them though.

    Firstly i would like to address that the teachings in all the videos were very clear. Clear in a sense that the teachers are able to speak well and that the information presented is of just the right amount. I think that teachings in the form of videos are a good way to educate people about the Dharma.

    Personally, i am not very up to date with all the dharma activities, and i lack a lot of knowledge about Dorje Shugden. These videos are very good for people like me. People who watch these videos are easily informed. From the videos i already now know more about Dorje Shugden in general.

    I did not know that my auntie could speak so well haha. Her background explanation of how Dorje Shugden was created was very clear and it really reminded me about what i have learnt in the past. Also, i thought that the explanations of Dorje Shugdens relationship with Setrap was well explained and very detailed. I hope that there will be more videos like this in the future not only for Dorje Shugden, but for all other Dharma related topics.

  39. Julia Tan on May 30, 2015 at 1:43 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for the profound and complete teachings on Dorje Shugden practice and taught by our knowledgeable Kechara Pastors and students on the videos. So much to learned. i am specially amazed for the visualization that has taught and advised to follow during our prayers in the videos. So that whoever watch the video and sincere about the practice, please do not miss the visualization part which is very important for us to practice. By doing the visualization we can gain more merits compare to we just chant and chant the mantra.

    Through Rinpoche’s compassion, we conveniently received the full complete set of teachings on Dorje Shugden. How blessed and fortunate to be able to watch these videos. I hope by now people already let go of their wrong view on Dorje Shugden practice.

    Thank you Rinpoche for all your guidance. Thank you for the writers team and the Pastors who worked day and night to compile the whole teachings.

  40. Grace Leong on May 27, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    These videos are indeed wonderful! For those who are new to Dorje Shugden and would like to start this practice, all the information are available very clearly from these videos. For those who are confused or disturbed by the controversy over this practice, do watch the videos for a different angle and contemplate on the logic and the truth, to help you have more faith or at the very least remove the confusions which causes so much suffering to the DS practitioners.
    As for the current DS practitioners, it is so heart warming and assuring to have a team of such talented and knowledgeable Pastors and lay persons who have elucidated so well the very words we would like to share with the world regarding the practice we hold so dearly in our heart .
    All this was only made possible by the kindness of our Guru, H.E Tsem Tulku Rinpoche. Thank you Rinpoche. Thank you to the team that worked so hard to put all these together. May these videos bring tremendous benefits to all sentient beings !
    With folded hands.

  41. Choo Weng Loong on May 26, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for these extensive & short videos bringing Dorje Shugden’s beneficial practise to everyone. May all who come across these videos be blessed by this great Dharmapala’s enlightened wisdom & compassion energy . Thank you to the Pastors’ , the students , the sponsors, the volunteers for all their hard work in making this series of videos possible

  42. Lum Kok Luen on May 25, 2015 at 8:51 am

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Thank you very much for producing and posting these wonderful videos.
    May these videos create the effective causes for the Dorje Shugden issue to come to an end fast.

    _/\_

  43. Datuk May on May 24, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    These videos are awesome and I am so very grateful for the hard work put into producing them. My sincere thanks to Rinpoche, sponsors, participants who taught and shared, Miss Han and her team at Kechara In Motion and Beng Kooi the production coordinator.

    Rinpoche had always found skilful ways to disseminate the Dharma and this set of videos is so encompassing with proven information for all to understand the purity and unadulterated version of Dorje Shugden lineage and practice.

    Such an innovative and enrolling way for non believers to understand the current controversy on Dorje Shugden tradition and doctrine and for devotees to study and enhance our faith in this Perfect Enlightened Protector of Je Tsongkapa’s tradition.

    May Rinpoche live long to benefit many sentient beings with the Pure Dharma and its Protector’s tradition.

    OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SOHA.

  44. Pastor Gim Lee on May 23, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    I thank the team behind the production, they put so much efforts and works to bring these videos up according to Rinpoche’s wishes and ideas.

    Only a truly compassionate teacher like Rinpoche can come up with such an idea; to bring a complete and extensive teachings of Dorje Shugden shared by students and make them available online for everyone. This show the growth of Dharma and that the teachings can be easily understood by everyone.

    As one of the presenter who have the great merits to play a small part in this highly beneficial project, I thank Rinpoche and the team for giving me this opportunity.

    Rinpoche really care for the project at the same time for our spiritual practice. He sent message to tell me to not worry my ‘performance in front of the camera but to focus on the audience that will be benefitted from watching this teaching. He told us to do it as a part of our practice of Bodhicitta.

    Thank you Rinpoche and team.
    _()_

  45. Khoo on May 23, 2015 at 11:55 am

    Thank you Rinpoche and all the speakers for these very detail yet still easy to understand videos.
    Rinpoche and His writers group have been researching tirelessly and compiling the facts about the practise of Dorje Shugden through various reliable sources and finally we have these wonderful videos.
    All of these videos are very well presented with very clear explaination with supporting facts and images which allow us to remember them easily. All speakers talk very fluent and steady and the flow of the videos are just very smooth and very pleasent to watch again and again.
    It is very blessed for all of us who do not understand the Tibetan language to have these videos in English explaining the linage and practise of Dorje Shugden. I am looking forward for the chinese language version of these videos as they will again benefit a lot of people as these videos above.

    Thank you Rinpoche, the speakers and crew who worked behind the scene, the sponsors and also those who watched and share these wonderful videos.

  46. Pastor Henry Ooi on May 23, 2015 at 11:42 am

    These are wonderful videos made in-house by Kechara In Motion who worked tirelessly to prepare, record and edit. And the team from Ediv and ladrang gift team. Thank you and well done.

    Speakers are Kecharians who are not professional speakers but the information shared are valuable to existing and new Dorje Shugden practitioners. Thank you speakers.

    This idea is of course, like every project in Kechara, the brainchild of His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche. Thank you Rinpoche.

  47. Pastor Chia on May 23, 2015 at 9:02 am

    Thank you Rinpoche and working team for making these Dorje Shugden teaching video available to benefit many people to gain knowledge. I am also thank all the speaker who are giving speak in the video. All are very informative with many research and preparation.

    Many year Rinpoche has tirelessly teaching Kecharian dharma knowledge,setup Kechara organization. Now many senior students and pastors able sharing their knowledge about dharma protector Dorje Shudgen practice through these video to pass down the tradition to those are new people who wish to learn more about protector practice.

    Behind the since like Beng kooi, Ms Han and writer group has to prepare all the material, rehearsal with the speaker to help speaker able to get the correct information when they talk. Many week they are less sleeping yet to make sure all the filming go smoothly. Thank for your so much for all contribution and hard work. Without this all will not happening.

    Lastly wish these video teaching can bring awareness to the world, understand more about Dorje Shugden practice and let this precious teaching pass now to next generation.

    Much wishes and prayer to all!
    Om Benza Wiki Bitana Soha

  48. Julia Tan on May 23, 2015 at 7:23 am

    Thank you Rinpoche and the team for producing these amazing videos to send the precious teachings on Dorje Shugden to the world. These are the compilation of all Rinpohce’s teachings for All these years and not only that, a lot of researches have been done to make sure that the teachings are correct so that who ever that are interested in having Dorje Shugden as their Dharma Protector for their Dharma practice or need help in their difficult life, can truly understand and rely on Dorje Shugden without fear and doubt. The videos are so so well made and covered all expects about Dorje Shugden part by part clearly from why we need a Dharma protector to the relationship between Setrap who’s also one of the Dharma protector that we reply on other than Dorje Shugden.

    As I always said, I am very blessed to be reborn near the Dharma, met Rinpoche and to be part of Kechara in this life in order to receive the pure lineage of practice from Kechara. Now the videos teachings to be made due to Rinppche’s skillful mean to the world so that everyone can watch and understand in a very convenient way. For certain people these videos will clear all the fear and doubts that he and she who wanted to practice but was hesitated due to the controversy.

    Not only much of effort and time needed to produce these videos, lots of cost and fund has been used to make everything successful for all to watch. I may not be the one that involved directly in all these amazing work but I can and I would like to CONTRIBUTE my little part as making a DONATION to show my appreciation and support to Rinpoche and the team hard work and for the Dharma and pure lineage of Lord Tsongkhpa to spread.

    May Rinpohce’s teachings reach out to the world to bring peace and happiness to all sentient beings. May all the misunderstanding and doubts about Dharma be cleared and May we all never never parted from Dharma and our beloved Guru for this life and all our future lives.

    OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SOHA.
    With gratitude and good wishes,
    julia

  49. Khong Jean Mei on May 23, 2015 at 3:06 am

    The 9 videos above are a reflection of Rinpoche’s skilful means to keep the Dorje Shugden lineage pure and to help those who are confused, or holding wrong views about Dorje Shugden due to the ban.

    Knowledge eradicates ignorance, and I find these videos to be a really effective way for people to clear doubts in a Dharma protector who has had so many rumours surrounding Him, misunderstanding and confusion is only a natural result for an average Joe observing from afar.

    Through understanding of the incarnation lineage of Dorje Shugden, learning about the unbroken lineage of great masters who have practiced Dorje Shugden, Dorje Shugden’s iconography, etc etc – these are strong fundamentals that will help others develop unshakeable faith in the enlightened Dharma protector, Dorje Shugden.

    The videos makes it really easy to learn from – they’re very well-filmed, short, and knowledge-packed. Almost like an e-learning guide!

    Each video focuses on an aspect about Dorje Shugden, so whenever I need to answer a question about Dorje Shugden in the future, it’ll be easy to refer to!

    I’ve shared these videos with friends who are interested in learning more about Dorje Shugden. Thank you, Rinpoche and the team who were behind the making of these videos!

    I’ll slowly go through them again and again.

  50. pammie yap on May 23, 2015 at 12:07 am

    Thank you Rinpoche and all those that were involved in the videos for your hard work!

    This is such a brilliant idea! I love it! Rinpoche always find ways to make Dharma knowledge easy to understand and easily available.

    Despite the ‘chaos’ happening due to the ban, these videos are excellent because they talk about the origin, lineage, the great masters, iconography, mandala,etc and especially why we need Dharma protectors.

    It is really important for new people and those who don’t know much, to watch these videos to know and learn more about Dorje Shugden. We should always check and examine with the logic before we shut the facts out.

    We are truly grateful that we have Rinpoche to teach and share His knowledge of Dorje Shugden with us and in return, the students do the same for others.
    May many who benefit from these videos, continue to spread the authentic lineage of great masters and protectors to many more.

  51. nicholas on May 22, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    This is a great online teaching for The World Peace Protector Dorje Shugden. The Video teaching lining up from the purpose of having a protector, the benefits, the authentic lineage/history, the relationship of the authentic protector practice with Kechara, the iconography of the protector, the explanation of Dorje Shugden abode, relationship between the 2 brothers protector and the precious tradition of the Oracle that has been pass down. All of the explanation are well shared, clear and easy to understand by the the Kechara Pastors and the senior students of Tsem Rinpoche.

    We are really lucky to able to receive this protector teaching from Tsem Rinpoche as this teaching has it’s authentic lineage from the great master which recognise by the HH Dalai Lama himself. It’s indeed a very precious teaching for us at this current time where the protector manifest in the form to be close to us, to help and protect us in every aspect for us to able to pursue our spiritual practice which is the ultimate happiness in our life.

    Thank you very much Rinpoche and the team for producing such complete educational video of the Word Peace Protector Dorje Shugden for more people to understand the lineage, benefit of propitiating and the culture.

    It’s definitely worth to watch again and again for us to understand better of this protector practice and it’s also easy to understand even for one that has no background at all on protector practice. This online teaching definitely make a great value for many people.

  52. Doreen Teoh on May 21, 2015 at 8:48 am

    With folded hands and thank you to Rinpoche, Pastors and dharma brother and sisters that are working effortlessly involved in this making of this informative videos. All of this videos show that the much learned dharma that Kechara has learnt from our Guru, Tsem Rinpoche and the pure lineage of teachings that the students of Kechara are getting from Tsem Rinpoche. All information that being said is very consistent and is for the benefits for all, and the objective is for spiritual knowledge and understanding.

  53. Jason King on May 21, 2015 at 7:06 am

    Thank you Kechara for these invaluable teachings. It is a means of easy reach to dharma knowledge and will benefit many people. Many peopleare succumb to personal prejudices and may not understand some of these practices but the explanations offered in these videos,hopefully people will open their minds up. Thank you again, and especially to His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche.

  54. Martin Chow on May 20, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    I am glad to see this first set of videos now being made available to the public. It has always been Rinpoche’s vision in spreading the Dharma, to also teach the Protector practice that Kyabje Zong Rinpoche gave Rinpoche. I was doubly fortunate to not only be involved in this project, but also to have the opportunity to present Kechara’s lineage of Dorje Shugden. In fact, Kechara’s Dorje Shugden lineage masters are also the same masters who gave us Je Tsongkhapa’s Guru Yoga, Lamrim, Cittamani Tara and Vajrayogini.

    As I was preparing for this shoot, I was again reminded how incredibly lucky we are to have this pure and adulterated practice that Dorje Shugden himself gave us, and to be a part of a living tradition amidst tremendous degeneration. All who have inherited this practice from Tsem Rinpoche must never forget this, and should realise how much merits it requires just to be where we are.

    May the Dorje Shugden lineage of Kyabje Tsem Rinpoche grow from strength to strength and spread to the ten directions.

  55. Jennifer Yuen on May 20, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    Would like to thank Rinpoche and the working team for your efforts and hardwork to produce these teachings to share with the world. They are put together with the intention for others to understand and learn what Dharma Protector practice is all about especially Dharmapala Dorje Shugden. There have been too much unjust comments / statements being made about Dorje Shugden and these video teachings will be good for those who are interested to learn to have a reference. May these teachings benefit many!

  56. sarah yap on May 20, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    I am so thankful to play a small part in this massive and beneficial project, and it’s all thanks to Rinpoche for coming up with this brilliant idea. Rinpoche have always been very attentive to the needs of the people, so I am not surprised that Rinpoche thought about this idea, which is to have these teaching videos on Dorje Shugden available to the public.

    I saw how much effort and work went behind the production of these videos. Rinpoche had many meetings to plan out the videos and even gave us very valuable advice on how we should present out teaching video. I remember Rinpoche told us, dont worry how you look or sound like in the camera, just focus on your audience that will watch this video. And that is an incredible advice for novice speakers like us, to remind us that it is not about us, but the people that will benefit from the videos.

    I also saw how hard Beng Kooi, Ms Han and their teams work during the pre and post-production of these videos. They are truly selfless and incredible people… And all those involved in giving the teaching on video, they too made much effort in rehearsals and raising funds for the production of these video.

  57. Li Kheng on May 20, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche and everyone for these concise and easy to understand teachings on Dorje Shugden.

    The involvement of these individuals is a reflection of creative and new ways Rinpoche and Kechara consistently work on so that we can all contribute to the Dharma and benefitting others.

    I remember Rinpoche’s word of advise to us when these videos were being filmed. Rinpoche asked us to focus on the people who will be watching these videos and direct our motivation to benefitting them. Rinpoche told us to speak from our hearts with faith that our sharing can help relief the suffering of practitioners in various parts of the world who hold onto their worship of Dorje Shugden despite the discrimination and suppression.

    As I watched these videos, my heart swell with appreciation and respect for the people who worked hard to prepare for the video and their determination to overcome their fear of the camera to convey their message to create understanding about Dorje Shugden all over the world.

    These videos are not just videos, they are message of knowledge, hope, contribution and faith.

    Thank you again Rinpoche and fellow Dharma practitioners!!!

    • Dato' Ruby on May 23, 2015 at 12:20 am

      Dear Li Kheng,

      You spoke well and clear. Well done. I watched all these 9 videos with our KFR team over a period of three evenings. All of us were clearly mesmerised by the presenters , the research done and the professional work of the production team. I personally saw how hard the passionate leader of this project , Beng Kooi worked for months to have these available for us. Again, this is another of our Rinpoche’s brilliant idea to give knowledge through a mode that even a beginner can understand. As not many people like to read, this is a good way of disseminating knowledge. Almost like ‘Dorje Shugden Book For Dummies’ except that it is in the form of video.

      There are already so many literatures previously published about Dorje Shugden and even more materials are available online. These 9 videos are the latest to the long list. If anyone who is sincere on learning about this enlightened being, there is no doubt at all about His lineage if the person listens, reads and learn from all these materials.

      Thank you again Rinpoche and the team that made it all possible. May all distortions from doubt be cleared and confidence attained.

  58. ng on May 20, 2015 at 10:41 am

    Thank you Pastors and senior students for being an inspiration and role model for us. May i one day by able to do the same.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *





Blog Chat

BLOG CHAT

Dear blog friends,

I’ve created this section for all of you to share your opinions, thoughts and feelings about whatever interests you.

Everyone has a different perspective, so this section is for you.

Tsem Rinpoche


SCHEDULED CHAT SESSIONS / 中文聊天室时间表

THURSDAY
10 - 11PM (GMT +8)
5 - 6AM (PST)
星期五
9 - 10PM (GMT +8)
4 - 5AM (PST)
(除了每个月的第一个星期五)
SATURDAY
11AM - 12PM (GMT +8)
FRIDAY 7 - 8PM (PST)
SUNDAY
9:30 - 10PM (GMT +8)
4:30 - 5AM (PST)

UPCOMING TOPICS FOR MARCH / 三月份讨论主题

Please come and join in the chat for a fun time and support. See you all there.


Blog Chat Etiquette

These are some simple guidelines to make the blog chat room a positive, enjoyable and enlightening experience for everyone. Please note that as this is a chat room, we chat! Do not flood the chat room, or post without interacting with others.

EXPAND
Be friendly

Remember that these are real people you are chatting with. They may have different opinions to you and come from different cultures. Treat them as you would face to face, and respect their opinions, and they will treat you the same.

Be Patient

Give the room a chance to answer you. Patience is a virtue. And if after awhile, people don't respond, perhaps they don't know the answer or they did not see your question. Do ask again or address someone directly. Do not be offended if people do not or are unable to respond to you.

Be Relevant

This is the blog of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche. Please respect this space. We request that all participants here are respectful of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche and his organisation, Kechara.

Be polite

Avoid the use of language or attitudes which may be offensive to others. If someone is disrespectful to you, ignore them instead of arguing with them.

Please be advised that anyone who contravenes these guidelines may be banned from the chatroom. Banning is at the complete discretion of the administrator of this blog. Should anyone wish to make an appeal or complaint about the behaviour of someone in the chatroom, please copy paste the relevant chat in an email to us at [email protected] and state the date and time of the respective conversation.

Please let this be a conducive space for discussions, both light and profound.

KECHARA FOREST RETREAT PROGRESS UPDATES

Here is the latest news and pictorial updates, as it happens, of our upcoming forest retreat project.

The Kechara Forest Retreat is a unique holistic retreat centre focused on the total wellness of body, mind and spirit. This is a place where families and individuals will find peace, nourishment and inspiration in a natural forest environment. At Kechara Forest Retreat, we are committed to give back to society through instilling the next generation with universal positive values such as kindness and compassion.

For more information, please read here (english), here (chinese), or the official site: retreat.kechara.com.

Noticeboard

Name: Email:
For:  
Mail will not be published
  • Stella Cheang
    Thursday, Mar 30. 2017 12:34 AM
    Wonderful good news to learn about this first of its kind progressive campaign to help the stray animals in Malaysia by the Sultan and Permaisuri of Selangor. While stray animals can be a nuisance to the public at large but bear in mind, the strays do not have a choice, and we have a role to play. Neutering strays is a humane and compassionate ways of resolving the program of stray animals in the long run because it largely reduces the numbers of strays on the streets. Neutering and proving proper shelters to strays can prevent thousands of animals from being born, only to suffer and struggle to survive on the streets, be abused by cruel or neglectful people, or be euthanized inhumanely. I have read somewhere that says spaying and neutering makes a big difference: Just one unaltered female dog and her offspring can produce 67,000 puppies in only six years. In seven years, one female cat and her offspring can produce an incredible 370,000 kittens!

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/stray-free-selangor.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Thursday, Mar 30. 2017 12:15 AM
    Humans and animals, as well as other sentient beings within the six realms of samsara, are subjected to the law of cyclic of existence. Karma or generally known as the law of cause and effect will determine where we take our next rebirth. It is extremely rare for sentient beings to take the form of a human body and in perfect condition. Hence we must not let this precious lifetime go to waste by indulging in silly actions and harmful ways. If we are born in the animals realms or lower, there is close to zero way for us to collect merits and get out of that realm.

    From the stories above, I find the story about Dalawong most unusual because he seemed to be able to determine the destination of his next rebirth after he was being killed as a snake. After he had taken rebirth in human form, he continued to remember the incident in his past life. Amazing!

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for sharing these researches with us.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/do-animals-reincarnate-back-as-humans.html
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Wednesday, Mar 29. 2017 09:42 PM
    If we are kind, we lose less of ourselves-Tsem Rinpoche
  • Lin Mun
    Wednesday, Mar 29. 2017 03:50 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article about tsa tsa. Didn’t know there are many steps and holy materials used in making a tsa tsa. In addition, the maker of tsa tsa would need to do prayer in the morning depending of what tsa tsa they are making on the day, for example, the maker will do Dorje Shugden practise before making Dorje Shugden tsa tsa.

    Only by knowing the process, we will appreciate the items more. Tsa tsa is a precious item.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/tsa-tsas-are-nice.html
  • Pastor Shin Tan
    Wednesday, Mar 29. 2017 09:28 AM
    Dalawong: A Child Recalls a Past Life as a Cobra in Thailand

    This case was actually researched by the late Francis Story, a British citizen who was fascinated with Buddhism and spent many years in Asia. He was also very interested in the topic of reincarnation and assisted Dr. Stevenson in investigating a number of very important reincarnation cases in Burma and Sri Lanka. Francis interviewed the subject of this case, a Thai boy named Dalowong, along with his father, mother and sister. He also had access to a pamphlet that was previously published regarding the case, which was also summarized in an article in the Bangkok Times.

    Dalawong actually claimed two past animal incarnations. He recalled a past lifetime as a deer, which he said was killed by a hunter. Subsequently, he stated he was reincarnated as a snake, more specifically, as a cobra.

    As the snake, Dalawong remembered that he was in a cave when two dogs entered and attacked him. A ferocious struggle ensued between the cobra and the dogs. The owner of the dogs then entered the cave and killed the snake. Apparently, the snake was able to bite the human invader on the shoulder, prior to succumbing to death.

    The human took the cobra’s body back home, where the snake was cooked for a meal. This man shared the snake meat with an acquaintance, who would become Dalawong’s father in the near future. The man who killed the cobra had the name Mr. Hiew.

    Read more here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/do-animals-reincarnate-back-as-humans.html
  • Alice Tay
    Tuesday, Mar 28. 2017 08:40 PM
    谢谢Paul Yap 为我们介绍马来西亚彭亨州文东必定参观的地方之一~克切拉禅修林。就如照片显示,克切拉禅修林的确是一个环境清幽、山明水秀以及令人有宁静舒适的感觉。

    如果有机会到马来西亚游玩,千万不要错过由Paul Yap介绍克切拉禅修林里的几个优美与神圣的地方,包括:
    1. 金泽”财王”
    2. 金刚瑜伽母佛塔
    3. 绿度母石雕像
    4. 药师佛山
    5. 梦幻文殊菩萨
    6. 詹仁波切的货柜屋
    7. 文殊山
    8. 智慧堂(释迦摩尼佛像和多杰雄登像)

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/go-bentong.html
  • Alice Tay
    Tuesday, Mar 28. 2017 08:09 PM
    The sculpture of Kuan Yin in Macau is simple but elegant. Most importantly, this big Kuan Yin in Macau is built to bring peace, harmony and prosperity to the people.

    I remember Rinpoche mentioned before a big Buddha statue will have positive impact on the environment and plant the Buddha’s seeds in all sentient beings that not only humans but also including animals and many others. Therefore, the bigger Buddha statue the more beneficial to all sentient beings where they can see and be blessed by this big Buddha statue from far.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/kuan-yin-of-macau-city.html
  • Lin Mun
    Tuesday, Mar 28. 2017 03:29 PM
    Krishnan’s effort and hard work in contributing to the society is very inspiring. He is willing to let go of his high paying job to Switzerland and staying back in India to operate a soup kitchen for homeless. On top of that he is willing to accept the hardship of financial restraint every month in maintaining his service for the people living in the street. I hope his good work will bring more awareness and sponsors for him especially when CNN showed the video of his work and awarded him with top 10 CNN heroes.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/chef-turned-hero.html
  • Pastor Shin Tan
    Monday, Mar 27. 2017 06:42 PM
    According to the Buddhist teachings, we all have a unique blend of karma that determines where we are born, the circumstances of our birth and the quality of our life. Naturally, this is due to the actions that we performed in previous lives. Karma also dictates our characteristics and traits that determine how we act throughout our lives, which in turn leads to certain outcomes in this life and a determination of where we will take rebirth in the future.

    Karma, however, is not set in stone. We can change our circumstances through our own efforts – purification of karma and accumulation of merit. Tibetan astrology, based on these Buddhist principles, provides us the methods to ensure success in this life and a good rebirth in the future. Tibetan astrology can also predict what will happen to us in this life and our next rebirth based on the time of our birth.

    Discover your traits according to the Mewa, or Magical Square system of Tibetan astrology below, and find out how to purify your negative karma to improve your life!

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/tibetan-astrology/tibetan-astrology.html
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Monday, Mar 27. 2017 05:24 PM
    Very interesting:


    Radin explained in his book: “For a Western-trained academic, the mere existence of, say, telepathy would be considered supernormal and thus wildly extraordinary. But for an experienced yogi, it’s just a boringly normal minor siddhi [a Sanskrit term for a meditation attainment, or power]. A skeptical scientist, not having the benefit of thousands of hours of practice in yoga and meditation, would require repeatable, rigorously obtained experimental data showing odds against chance of a gazillion to one. The yogi merely requires his own experience.”


    Very interesting read: http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/2157904-supernormal-abilities-developed-through-meditation-dr-dean-radin-discusses/?sidebar=morein
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Mar 27. 2017 01:45 PM
    Its indeed a beautiful place …..away from the city hectic life to visit and could stay over night too.Just to get away from work to relax ,get some fresh air ,do meditation and so forth .At Kechara Forest RetreatI,Bentong is where the largest Dorje Shugden statue in the world situated and we can receive blessing,make offering to the Buddhas as well as enjoy the tranquility of the beautiful gardens.I have recomended my friends and relatives to visit such a beautiful place at Bentong.
    Thank you Paul Yap for sharing.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/go-bentong.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Mar 27. 2017 01:15 PM
    Well…all pendants are beautifully designed,hand crafted to match each and every sacred images on it to suit all occasion for the wearer.I can see a lot of hard work for those involed in desgning and making of it.
    All pendants are very unique, modern, timeless and also sacred ,thats all i could describe it.Hope more people will be wearing these beautiful pendants to get connected with the Buddhas.Thank you Rinpoche for sharing and Kechara’s Louise Lee for creating Dharma art in in the form of jewelry
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/timeless-and-sacred.html
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Monday, Mar 27. 2017 12:41 PM
    This Mahasiddha is Kukkuripa (the dog lover). He loved dogs so much. When he meditated in the cave he had his doggie with him. She had kept him company for years in his cave. They shared bedding, food, water and company. When he gained high attainments, the Dakinis came to take him to Kechara Paradise. He was hesitant to go but the Dakinis insisted and he went with them.

    He arrived at Kechara (Paradise/Buddha abode of Heruka and Vajra Yogini) and enjoyed teachings and feasts up there and they asked him to stay longer if not forever…. But he kept thinking about his doggie left alone in the cave. He felt guilty and missed her. Kukkuripa would use his psychic powers to see his poor doggie alone and hungry waiting for him at the cave while enjoying the attention of the Dakinis and feasts. The cave was dark and had no food. The doggie had to go out and find small tiny scraps of food and was getting skinny. Kukkuripa saw this and it pained him. Worried she was not getting enough food. He use to share the offerings of food he would get from people with her. Doggie and him would delightfully eat the food together. Kukkuripa had no attachments to ‘clean’ or ‘dirty’ in regards to sharing food with his dog. He had overcome this in his meditations. In ancient India, people would not co-habitate with a dog. It was considered unclean and filthy, but Kukkuripa had cast away those notions and loved his dog as she loved him. But he felt guilty to leave her alone while he was ‘enjoying’ himself in Kechara and could not stop thinking about his beloved dirty smelly dog in his cave alone…so he left Kechara Paradise and all it’s ‘delights’ for his doggie. He couldn’t abandon her. The Dakinis implored him to stay, but he was firm to return. The Dakinis said you will give up this paradise here for a mere dog???!! You can advance further in your meditations if you stay in Kechara and then help the dog later they attempted to persuade him. But Kukkuripa would not stay, he was loyal to his little dog as she had kept him company for many years in the lonely dark cave. She was loyal to him and how can he abandon her now. He couldn’t and he wouldn’t listen to the Dakinis. He left to join doggie. He never forget her companionship and loyalty. All the wonderful things in Kechara could not tempt him against his loyal friend the little doggie. He left everything for her.

    So he finally left Kechara to the Dakinis dismay and went back to his cave to be with his dog so she won’t be alone. Doggie was delighted to see her master and wagged her tail so much!! She licked him and he hugged her! She was skinnier for not eating well these few days he noticed. He fed her and hugged her and loved his doggie…He went back to his routine of meditation, receiving food offerings and sharing his food with doggie. They were happy together. One day, when he was scratching her in her favorite place and she licked him so his eyes were closed, when he opened his eyes she had suddenly turned into a Dakini shimmering with lights! The brilliance of the lights lit up the whole cave in front of Kukkuripa!! Kukkuripa was astonished to behold the splendourous lady in front of him! Of course this Dakini must be the Queen Herself he realized, as Vajra Yogini which was Kukkuripa’s main Yidam he had meditated on her for years in the cave. And She said to Kukkuripa, “Well done, you gave up paradise to be with just a dog..it shows you have given up attachements and projections of pleasant and unpleasant, now your Dakini will give you the final paradise (enlightenment)!”

    Kukkuripa attained full enlightenment blessed by Vajra Yogini by releasing the final subtle attachment to the non-existent self! After enlightenment his fame and name grew and many came to see him and he gave teachings to countless and benefitted many before he finally ascended to Kechara the second and final time. He was forever known as Kukkuripa the dog lover.

    I love him so much!!! This is one of my favorite Mahasiddhas along with Badrapa, Shantideva, Ghantapa and a few others. I wanted to share this story with you. I wanted you to know that there are many great true stories like this one about Kukkuripa that are true and can be applied to our lives. To inspire us.

    Tsem Rinpoche
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Monday, Mar 27. 2017 12:29 PM
    The great and illustrious master Sonam Tsemo at the end of his life was described by an old woman who witnessed Sonam Tsemo depart. Standing on a rock at the holy spring near Sakya area known as Chumik Dzingka, his body ascended gracefully into the sky, still holding his dog. He loved his dog very much. Even today the footprints of Loppon Sonam Tsemo and the dog can be clearly seen in the rock, left for the benefit of living beings as a field from which to accumulate merit. It is a sign of a holy being when they can leave their footprints in stone for future generations to witness and make offerings on that spot to collect merits. This holy site was decorated by the great master Mantradhara Ngawang Kunga Rinchen later on. Other accounts say that he ascended from Gorum Library near Chumik Dzingka spring. A stupa containing his holy relics was erected there. Sonam Tsemo was a powerful practitioner of the Lady Buddha Vajra Yogini and at the end of his short life he ascended with his very body to Kechara paradise. He was 40 years old. Kechara is the sanksrit name of the special abode of Vajra Yogini. Those who practice Vajra Yogini to the highest level can ascend her paradise with their very bodies. Sonam Tsemo the great master of sutra and tantra was seen by an old woman flying off holding his beloved dog to ascend Kechara paradise. No one every found his body and his room was empty.
  • Lin Mun
    Monday, Mar 27. 2017 12:27 PM
    Congratulations to Mitra for his first dharma teaching in Nepali to the expats. So glad that Dorje Shugden practise can reach out to many in various languages and to different people. Mitra has done a good job in introducing Lama Tsongkhapa lineage and guided them on the benefit and iconography of Dorje Shugden.

    May Lama Tsongkhapa lineage and Dorje Shugden practise continue to grow and benefit more people.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/mitra-teaches-bhagwan-dorje-shugden-in-nepali.html

1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · »

CREDITS

Concept: Tsem Rinpoche
Technical: Lew Kwan Leng, Justin Ripley, Yong Swee Keong
Design: Justin Ripley, Cynthia Lee
Content: Tsem Rinpoche, Justin Ripley, Pastor Shin Tan, Sarah Yap
Writer: Pastor Loh Seng Piow
Admin: Pastor Loh Seng Piow, Beng Kooi

I must thank my dharma blog team who are great assets to me, Kechara and growth of dharma in this wonderful region. I am honoured and thrilled to work with them. I really am. Maybe I don't say it enough to them, but I am saying it now. I APPRECIATE THESE GUYS VERY MUCH!

Tsem Rinpoche

What Am I Writing Now

Facebook Fans Youtube Views Blog Views
Animal Care Fund
  Bigfoot, Yeti, Sasquatch

The Unknown

The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
The unknown may be growth and opportunities,
One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
But then again, the unknown is sometimes worse than the known. In the end nothing is known unless we endeavour,
So go pursue all the way with the unknown,
because all unknown with familiarity becomes the known.
~Tsem Rinpoche

Photos On The Go

Click on the images to view the bigger version. And scroll down and click on "View All Photos" to view more images.
If we are kind, we lose less of ourselves-Tsem Rinpoche
7 hours ago
If we are kind, we lose less of ourselves-Tsem Rinpoche
My Mumu boy didn\'t want to eat. Eating is not one of his favorite activities throughout his life. So I talked to him to let him know why he needs to eat and keep his strength up when this photo was taken. He was listening intently and after my talk with him, he ate. Tsem Rinpoche
11 hours ago
My Mumu boy didn't want to eat. Eating is not one of his favorite activities throughout his life. So I talked to him to let him know why he needs to eat and keep his strength up when this photo was taken. He was listening intently and after my talk with him, he ate. Tsem Rinpoche
This is so true. Click to enlarge and understand more about unpleasant people.
11 hours ago
This is so true. Click to enlarge and understand more about unpleasant people.
This mahasiddha Kukkuripa is easy to identify as he is accompanied by a small dog whom he loved very much.
3 days ago
This mahasiddha Kukkuripa is easy to identify as he is accompanied by a small dog whom he loved very much.
Mumu taking a rest in the turquoise room. Over the years, I always feel very satisfied when I see him covered with a blanket, safe and sleeping. I always wanted to make sure he was safe from harm, illness and distress. I wanted him to have a happy and loved life. Tsem Rinpoche
3 days ago
Mumu taking a rest in the turquoise room. Over the years, I always feel very satisfied when I see him covered with a blanket, safe and sleeping. I always wanted to make sure he was safe from harm, illness and distress. I wanted him to have a happy and loved life. Tsem Rinpoche
I wrapped my little Mumu boy up in my blanket and propped him up on my bed. He didn\'t move or wiggle and just looked at me. He is one funny entertaining little guy. Tsem Rinpoche
3 days ago
I wrapped my little Mumu boy up in my blanket and propped him up on my bed. He didn't move or wiggle and just looked at me. He is one funny entertaining little guy. Tsem Rinpoche
March 2017-Coaxing my little Mumu boy to eat his meal. He was not well and therefore not hungry. Tsem Rinpoche
3 days ago
March 2017-Coaxing my little Mumu boy to eat his meal. He was not well and therefore not hungry. Tsem Rinpoche
Click on picture to enlarge and see what Milarepa says. Profound.
1 week ago
Click on picture to enlarge and see what Milarepa says. Profound.
We are always trying to get somewhere, try something new, find some friends, get some entertainment and in the end we end up in the same place. Time to really practice Dharma seriously and stop wasting time we don\'t have. ~Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
We are always trying to get somewhere, try something new, find some friends, get some entertainment and in the end we end up in the same place. Time to really practice Dharma seriously and stop wasting time we don't have. ~Tsem Rinpoche
March 20, 2017-Mumu is just so adorable with his bright eyes.
1 week ago
March 20, 2017-Mumu is just so adorable with his bright eyes.
More and more people inviting Lord Dorje Shugden home to connect with on their shrines. I am so happy to see this as it will benefit them and their families so much. That is the purpose to be alive which is to benefit others as much as possible. Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
More and more people inviting Lord Dorje Shugden home to connect with on their shrines. I am so happy to see this as it will benefit them and their families so much. That is the purpose to be alive which is to benefit others as much as possible. Tsem Rinpoche
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
2 weeks ago
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
2 weeks ago
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
The Japanese are very innovative. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
The Japanese are very innovative. Tsem Rinpoche
Read this as it will be interesting
2 weeks ago
Read this as it will be interesting
Recite this before any meal or drinks for blessings of abundance. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Recite this before any meal or drinks for blessings of abundance. Tsem Rinpoche
This sacred statue of Buddha is in Nepal brought originally from Tibet and has spoken on many occasions. Very blessed to see this holy image and keep a picture...bless you always. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
This sacred statue of Buddha is in Nepal brought originally from Tibet and has spoken on many occasions. Very blessed to see this holy image and keep a picture...bless you always. Tsem Rinpoche
I love Mumu boy tremendously. We went through so much together for so many years. You are a great being to be with. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
I love Mumu boy tremendously. We went through so much together for so many years. You are a great being to be with. Tsem Rinpoche
Dear everyone, I am sharing this beautiful and modern altar to Dorje Shugden in Malaysia. I am glad to see more and more people creating sacred spaces. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Dear everyone, I am sharing this beautiful and modern altar to Dorje Shugden in Malaysia. I am glad to see more and more people creating sacred spaces. Tsem Rinpoche
Lhamo Karmo, a female buddha form visualized above the crown of one\'s head at the time of death, to encourage consciousness to leave the body via the crown aperture. From my book \"The Female Buddhas.\"- Glenn Mullin
3 weeks ago
Lhamo Karmo, a female buddha form visualized above the crown of one's head at the time of death, to encourage consciousness to leave the body via the crown aperture. From my book "The Female Buddhas."- Glenn Mullin
The Tibetan female tulku Dorje Pakmo, from a fresco on the wall of the Dorje Pakmo monastery (Samding) in Tibet, near the Turquoise Lake. In Tibet the Dorje Pakmo was ranked with the Dalai Lama, Panchen Lama and Sakya Trizin as the four highest lamas in the country.-from Glenn Mullin
3 weeks ago
The Tibetan female tulku Dorje Pakmo, from a fresco on the wall of the Dorje Pakmo monastery (Samding) in Tibet, near the Turquoise Lake. In Tibet the Dorje Pakmo was ranked with the Dalai Lama, Panchen Lama and Sakya Trizin as the four highest lamas in the country.-from Glenn Mullin
Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl checking out the scene..cute
1 month ago
Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl checking out the scene..cute
My Dharma boy has such a cute expression here. He is a good boy!
1 month ago
My Dharma boy has such a cute expression here. He is a good boy!
February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
2 months ago
February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
Click on the picture to enlarge and see what Suzy from Hawaii commented on the Dorje Shugden issue after much research. She is very candid and honest. Refreshing. Original is posted here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4
2 months ago
Click on the picture to enlarge and see what Suzy from Hawaii commented on the Dorje Shugden issue after much research. She is very candid and honest. Refreshing. Original is posted here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4
This is a good one to read
2 months ago
This is a good one to read
Mumu is silly and cute and funny
2 months ago
Mumu is silly and cute and funny
Mumu\'s hair is messy and he looks funny
2 months ago
Mumu's hair is messy and he looks funny
I am in the process of creating beautiful Dorje Shugden and Kechara Forest Retreat watches at this time. So we can take precious protector and Kechara Forest Retreat wherever we go and be blessed everytime we see what time it is. 
I am perfecting the designs with a great team and will update when done but these are just some samples that arrived. 
Feast your eyes! 

Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
I am in the process of creating beautiful Dorje Shugden and Kechara Forest Retreat watches at this time. So we can take precious protector and Kechara Forest Retreat wherever we go and be blessed everytime we see what time it is. I am perfecting the designs with a great team and will update when done but these are just some samples that arrived. Feast your eyes! Tsem Rinpoche
                        Pick the practice, devotion and precepts of Vajra Yogini\'s path over everything and anything in samsara. Samsara has nothing of value and nothing lasting to offer. You are born in suffering, live in suffering, die in suffering and enter bardo and future lives expecting more sufferings. This is not a negative way of looking at things but the truth. If the truth is negative, so it is the truth. Devote oneself to the guru, dharma work, dharma practice and bringing dharma to others compassionately. Choose to practice Vajra Yogini now with the preliminaries. You can start right now: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/starting-on-vajra-yogini-now.html  Much care, Tsem Rinpoche
3 months ago
Pick the practice, devotion and precepts of Vajra Yogini's path over everything and anything in samsara. Samsara has nothing of value and nothing lasting to offer. You are born in suffering, live in suffering, die in suffering and enter bardo and future lives expecting more sufferings. This is not a negative way of looking at things but the truth. If the truth is negative, so it is the truth. Devote oneself to the guru, dharma work, dharma practice and bringing dharma to others compassionately. Choose to practice Vajra Yogini now with the preliminaries. You can start right now: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/starting-on-vajra-yogini-now.html Much care, Tsem Rinpoche
Message to Tibetans in English
3 months ago
Message to Tibetans in English
Message to the Tibetans
3 months ago
Message to the Tibetans
Left to right: Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal. Great lamas of Gaden Shartse Monastery
3 months ago
Left to right: Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal. Great lamas of Gaden Shartse Monastery
A beautiful Indian rendition of Gyenze Dorje Shugden manifesting in wealth form
3 months ago
A beautiful Indian rendition of Gyenze Dorje Shugden manifesting in wealth form
This is my thoughts and determination to share with you. Please open and read. Thank you for your time. Tsem Rinpoche
3 months ago
This is my thoughts and determination to share with you. Please open and read. Thank you for your time. Tsem Rinpoche
Nepalese King Birendra receives His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche in Nepal
4 months ago
Nepalese King Birendra receives His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche in Nepal
Guess what Zava Damdin Rinpoche did in Mongolia recently with 7,800 people??? Very interesting and it is a must read:  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116206
4 months ago
Guess what Zava Damdin Rinpoche did in Mongolia recently with 7,800 people??? Very interesting and it is a must read:  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116206
This huge Buddha in Korea is magnificent
4 months ago
This huge Buddha in Korea is magnificent
The very first oracle of Dorje Shugden in trance statue. I have commissioned this.
4 months ago
The very first oracle of Dorje Shugden in trance statue. I have commissioned this.
Such a old and ancient thangka painting of Dorje Shugden. He has been around in Tibet practiced for hundreds of years.
4 months ago
Such a old and ancient thangka painting of Dorje Shugden. He has been around in Tibet practiced for hundreds of years.
One of the "Four Exalted Brothers" Avalokiteshvara statues, Phagpa Wati of Kyirong, which is now with H.H. the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala.
4 months ago
One of the "Four Exalted Brothers" Avalokiteshvara statues, Phagpa Wati of Kyirong, which is now with H.H. the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala.
Kyabje Zemey, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Kyabje Pabongka Choktrul Rinpoche
4 months ago
Kyabje Zemey, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Kyabje Pabongka Choktrul Rinpoche
My Oser girl and Mumu boy are so adorable
4 months ago
My Oser girl and Mumu boy are so adorable
Wow this meditator in his cave in front of a painting of Yamantaka draped with a white khata of respect. He sits among bones to remind him of impermanence and our future. The bones inspire him strongly to let go of all attachments in this life and focus on dharma, meditation and liberation and he is doing so. Very beautiful and inspirational. Tsem Rinpoche
4 months ago
Wow this meditator in his cave in front of a painting of Yamantaka draped with a white khata of respect. He sits among bones to remind him of impermanence and our future. The bones inspire him strongly to let go of all attachments in this life and focus on dharma, meditation and liberation and he is doing so. Very beautiful and inspirational. Tsem Rinpoche
Tenzing Norgay found this in Nepal. Guess what it is?
5 months ago
Tenzing Norgay found this in Nepal. Guess what it is?
Sir Edmund Hillary
5 months ago
Sir Edmund Hillary
Halloween is my favorite holiday. Wild natural plants and flowers are my favorite offering. Buddha\'s teachings on meditation and Yidam practice bring the ultimate results and happiness. ~Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
Halloween is my favorite holiday. Wild natural plants and flowers are my favorite offering. Buddha's teachings on meditation and Yidam practice bring the ultimate results and happiness. ~Tsem Rinpoche
Click on "View All Photos" above to view more images

Videos On The Go

Please click on the images to watch video
  • Japan's greatest modern day artist, Yayoi Kusama
    12 hours ago
    Japan's greatest modern day artist, Yayoi Kusama
  • Please watch this video, it's heartbreaking to see how people have to suffer.
    1 week ago
    Please watch this video, it's heartbreaking to see how people have to suffer.
  • Lady saves puppy from potential abuser
    2 weeks ago
    Lady saves puppy from potential abuser
  • Mr. Denzel Washington is a very intelligent man. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 weeks ago
    Mr. Denzel Washington is a very intelligent man. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Dear friends, please see this educational video on suffering for the sake of others.
    3 weeks ago
    Dear friends, please see this educational video on suffering for the sake of others.
  • A very neat footage of Bigfoot captured by Patterson-Gimlin.
    3 weeks ago
    A very neat footage of Bigfoot captured by Patterson-Gimlin.
  • [11/02/2017] Mumu darling is a very good boy.
    2 months ago
    [11/02/2017] Mumu darling is a very good boy.
  • [11/02/2017] Mumu wants to go bye bye!
    2 months ago
    [11/02/2017] Mumu wants to go bye bye!
  • [11/02/2017] I love you mumu boy
    2 months ago
    [11/02/2017] I love you mumu boy
  • [11/02/2017] Mumu and Oser eating together.
    2 months ago
    [11/02/2017] Mumu and Oser eating together.
  • Great spiritual rock carving in Tibet
    2 months ago
    Great spiritual rock carving in Tibet
  • You will Never be Ready
    3 months ago
    You will Never be Ready
    Dear friends, watch this video and ready, if we keep waiting till we are ready, that day will never come. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Stop asking for Easy
    3 months ago
    Stop asking for Easy
    This video is powerful because it's the truth. It applies to anything. It applies to our dharma practice. Watch the video and share it. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Must Watch this Video!
    4 months ago
    Must Watch this Video!
  • Sacred Tibetan Incense - Nyimo County, Lhasa, Tibet
    5 months ago
    Sacred Tibetan Incense - Nyimo County, Lhasa, Tibet

ASK A PASTOR


Ask the Pastors

A section for you to clarify your Dharma questions with Kechara’s esteemed pastors.

Just post your name and your question below and one of our pastors will provide you with an answer.

Scroll down and click on "View All Questions" to view archived questions.

  • March 28, 2017 09:11
    Lia asked: If the ushnisha is actually supposed to be a bump, then do we change the visualization of the top knot and replace it with a bump covered in hair or do we keep the ushnisha as the thangkas show?
    No reply yet
  • March 27, 2017 04:19
    Dongho asked: I have been reading on the tunes of certain sects and would like to ask on this. From what I've read, there are certain tunes to each sect and school of certain chants. Exactly where can I find the sheet music for these percussion and horns with the chants, such as to the one for invoking Kache Marpo or Dorje Shugden? Would it be possible to use school instruments for this?
    pastor answered: Dear Dongho, Thank you for your question, it is good to see you back and asking more questions. Yes you are right, there are differences in the tunes and chants between the lineages. The differences can vary significantly between the traditions, for example the Gelugpa tradition of Tibetan Buddhism is known for its extremely deep throat singing which is very powerful and is characterised by a low, booming voice, in contrast to the other traditions. Even within a particular tradition, there can be slight variations as to the manner in which the chants and tunes are performed. For example those monasteries are which are affiliated with Gyume will have one way of throat singing, where those affiliated with Gyuto will have another. As far as I am aware there is no professional sheet music for the rituals, most probably because the music is actually an integral part of the ritual itself. Therefore the music, tunes, and chants are all taught at the same time the ritual and prayers are. The tunes, and use of the instruments all have specific meanings, because they are considered to be offerings to the deities in the form of sound. The monasteries would not have copies of sheet music either, because sheet music is western practice. The use of ritual music within Tibetan Buddhism is more of one based on memory. In the Kechara organisation, the puja team was trained in such ritual instruments at the same time they learnt the particular ritual from monks from the monastery, such as the puja of Dorje Shugden. From what I saw of the training, the musical tunes, and use of instruments was not written down but taught experientially at the same time as the chanting. I have not come across any other instruments being used in pujas apart from the traditional ritual instruments, because even the instruments themselves have a specific meaning. That is not say that school instruments cannot be used. This is because, as long as the offering is sincere, the Buddhas and enlightened deities will accept it, and in turn you will generate great amounts of merit. Offerings should be made to the best of our ability, therefore if you do not have access to the ritual instruments, or do not know how to play them, but you know how to play other instruments, and use these instruments as offerings to the Buddhas during pujas, the amount of merit you generate will be the same. This is because you are sincere with your offering. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • March 26, 2017 02:14
    Kunga asked: Does the Gelug have Begtse a protector? If so, could you please provide a sadhana for him here?
    pastor answered: Dear Kunga, Yes the Dharma protector Begtse exists within the Gelug tradition. He is also known as Chamsing. Begtse’s practice stems from India and was introduced to Tibet and therefore Tibetan Buddhism by the translator Nyen Lotsawa. Marpa Lotsawa also practiced Begtse, and so the practice exists in the Kagyu traditions. This practice was eventually transmitted to Sachen Kunga Nyingpo, the first of the five patriarchs of the Sakya tradition, who were the founding fathers of that tradition. Over time the practice of Begtse was incorporated into the Gelug tradition, founded by Lama Tsongkhapa, and was notably practiced by the 1st and 2nd Dalai Lamas. Over time the practice gained popularity within the lineage, especially when it spread to Mongolia. There the practice became an important one within the lineage as upheld there. Begtse is also affectionately known as the Dharma protector of Mongolia, because his practice is so popular there. If I am not mistaken, there is an oracle of Begtse in Mongolia as well. There is a mistaken account that the practice originated around the time of the 3rd Dalai Lama, with the subjugation of a Mongolian war god, but Begtse was definitely practiced before that time in the Gelug, Kagyu and Sakya traditions. While the practice of Begtse is very effective, I have not come across the practice of Begtse in my personal practice, therefore I do not have access to the Begtse sadhana to provide to you. Instead Begtse is propitiated in prayers that incorporate many other Dharma protectors, and Begtse is also considered one of the nine protectors of the Hayagriva (Tamdrin) cycle of tantric teachings. Therefore Begtse is included in the Dharma protector sections of the Hayagriva tantras. Surrounding Begtse are his sister, Sing Ma, and his main minister, Le Khan Mar Po. His inner retinue comprises of eight butchers who wield copper swords in their right hands and skull-cups full of blood in their left hands. They are portrayed as naked and are very ugly. His outer retinue comprises a further twenty-one butchers, who hold copper swords in their right hands, and this time, the entrails of butchered enemies. They wear the skins humans and oxen as clothes, with ornaments made from human bone. While this may seem violent, Begtse is actually a very powerful and beneficial protector, who helps practitioners clear their obstacles and create conducive conditions for their spiritual evolution. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • March 24, 2017 20:12
    Azair asked: Venerable Rinpoche, I am doing a study in Kalachakra Tantra and I've heard from most of the lama's too that if you practice the Kalachakra Tantra, you'll be able to take control of your next rebirth. Ofcourse, it has been said that we will get our rebirth according to our Karma and desires but whether those dreams will get fulfilled will depend upon the actions that we take in this life. Thus, practicing the Kalachakra(till the end) after initiation will give you the opportunity to take rebirth anywhere you desire regardless of your Karma. My question is that, is there some truth in this statement.? Does this statement hold true for other tantra practices, such as Vajrayogini Tantra, Ghuyasamaja Tantra, Heruka Tantra, etc. I would really really like to know. Thankyou in anticipation, regards, Azair
    pastor answered: Dear Azair, Thank you for your question. Yes there is truth to this statement, both from a scriptural perspective and also by example, as the great masters have shown us. This is a unique feature of all Anuttarayoga Tantras or Highest Yoga Tantras, which Kalachakra, Vajrayogini, Guhyasama and Heruka are all examples of. This category of tantric practice can actually lead a practitioner to full enlightenment in this very lifetime. Even if enlightenment is not reached, very high levels of attainment can be reached nonetheless. This includes the ability to take control over your next rebirth. This is primarily engaged in so that the practitioner is born in an environment where they can eventually pick up their practice and further their spiritual path to enlightenment, or in order to be born in a place where they can benefit sentient beings the most, as part of the spiritual journey over many lifetimes. One of the reasons such an ability is very necessary on the spiritual path, is that usual death and rebirth occurs at the mercy of ones karma, specifically what is known as the ‘throwing karma’ or the karma that dictates what sort of rebirth a person is going to take. This opens up at the time of ordinary death, which most people have no control over. During the death process, many of our disturbing emotions will arise. Whichever of these is the strongest at the point of death triggers open a latent karmic potential, which becomes the ‘throwing karma’ and dictates where we are going to take rebirth and if that life will generally be full of suffering or not. Within Anuttarayoga Tantra, one of the key points of practice is to prepare for one’s death. This is done by simulating the dying process during one’s meditations, so that one becomes familiar with it. At the most pivotal part of this process, one practices achieving either the rainbow body or great bliss (in the case of the father tantras); or clear light (in the case of mother tantras). The tantras themselves are not defined in terms of the gender of the central deity, but by the method used to gain enlightenment. This is either the rainbow body/great bliss (classified as male, therefore labelled ‘father’) or clear light (classified as female, therefore labelled ‘mother’). Non-dual tantras such as the Kalachakra tantra can employ either of the two methods, a mixture of both, or alternate methods. In the case of superior practitioners, due to the power of their practice, they can achieve either of these two methods in their current body. Since they have familiarised themselves with the dying process, and a particular method of practice, they can also achieve enlightenment during their physical death. The great Lama Tsongkhapa is said to have achieved enlightenment at the moment of physical death, using the second of these. For other practitioners, they may not be able to achieve this either in their meditations while they are alive, or during the death process. However because they have familiarised themselves with the dying process, they remain in complete concentration at the time of death, not allowing any disturbing emotions to arise. Due to this level of concentration, meditation and awareness during the dying process, they are able to control where they next take rebirth. This is evident in the tantric scriptures themselves, and the life stories of many masters, who can state exactly where, when and to whom they will take their next rebirth, as they are in full control of the dying and rebirth process. There is a type of meditation called ‘thukdam’ which has been translated into ‘death meditation’. This is a final meditation some masters choose to engage in. During this meditation, the master themselves consciously begin the physical dying process themselves, engage in the meditation of dissolving the winds into the heart centre and remain in the most pivotal part of the death process, the mind of clear light of death. During this point they engage in meditations, either the methods of the father or mother tantras as mentioned previously, and or consciously choose where they are to next take rebirth. They can remain in this death meditation for long periods of time, days at an end, in which their consciousness has not yet left their body, although for all intents and purposes they are dead according to medical science, e.g. they have no heartbeat. At the end of their meditation, a drop of blood will be emitted from their nostril, and their head will slump over a little. Masters who engage in this meditation usually sit in full meditation posture, and their body remain supple and soft even though they have passed away from a medical point of view. I hope this brief explanation helps. Thank you.
  • March 23, 2017 23:01
    Brad asked: What is the significance of offering the Seven precious emblems of royalty to the Buddhas and enlightened Dharma Protectors? What are we symbolically offering up?
    pastor answered: Dear Brad, Thank you for your question. The ‘saptaratna’ or seven precious emblems represent on the one hand the ultimate state of temporal power, and on the other hand the ultimate spiritual attainments that we can achieve. By offering these to the Buddhas, we are actually creating the causes to achieve what they represent. Therefore it is good to know the meaning of each, so we can understand what we are creating the causes for by offering them up: Please see below for an explanation of the seven royal emblems: 1. The Precious Wheel: a thousand spoked wheel, representing the universal power of the Buddhas, as well as the teachings of the thousand Buddhas of our aeon. It is represented by the Dharmachakra, symbolising the ‘turning of the wheel’ or teaching of the Noble Eightfold Path. It is a symbol of a universal emperor’s spiritual and temporal power. It is also represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect mindfulness, especially that of our own mind, thoughts, delusions and afflictions. 2. The Precious Jewel: an eight sided wish-granting gem, which fulfils all the needs of a universal emperor. This jewel has eight special qualities: it illuminates the night sky for hundreds of leagues; it is cooling when the temperature is hot and warming when the temperature is cold; it makes manifest whatever the holder wants; when thirsty it causes a fresh-water spring to appear; it has the ability to control the nagas, and other supernatural beings, as well as preventing natural disasters such as storms, floods, etc.; it gives off multi-coloured lighted which heals the various mental and emotional afflictions; it cures all illnesses; and it ensures that one dies a natural death, not an untimely one. It is a symbol of a universal emperor’s spiritual and temporal power. It is also represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect mindfulness, or perfect discrimination, so one knows what to abandon and what to keep in the mindstream during the spiritual journey to enlightenment. 3. The Precious Queen: the most beautiful and virtuous of all women. She is described as a goddess who is the epitome of someone: with devotion; without jealousy; who is the embodiment of fertility; who works for the welfare of all beings; who possess feminine wisdom; speaks the truth; not attract to sensual pleasures or material possessions; and does not have false views. She is adored by all. She also represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect effort. This is necessary to keep meditating until one gains spiritual attainments. 4. The Precious Minister: who has sharp intelligence, patience, and the ability to give wise counsel to the emperor. He is so attuned to the emperor that even before the emperor has spoken, the minister is already carrying out his command. He only wishes to support the Dharma, help sentient beings, and is an excellent strategist. He also represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect joy. This is also akin to the attainment of the first bodhisattva level, because you have come to an understanding of your own mind, which is like pouring ice-cold water into boiling water. The water stops boiling, as does the thoughts, projections, and delusions in the mind. He represents the path of the bodhisattva. 5. The Precious Elephant: who has the strength of a thousand normal elephants. He is white, with the perfect features that an elephant could have. He is majestic, graceful, and gentle, but in battle is fearsome, fearless and unyielding. He communicates with the emperor through a telepathic link. He represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect adaptability. This is important, as one needs to be able to adapt to the various mental afflictions as they arise, and suitably counter them. 6. The Precious Horse: who has all the marks of a celestial horse. Known as wind-horse, he is able to travel extremely fast, and can circumambulate the entire universe three time in just a single day. He is never fearful or startled, never makes a sound when galloping, and has extremely soft hairs on his body. He represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is single-pointed concentration. This is important because without this form of concentration, once cannot engage in the analytical meditations that lead to an understanding of emptiness, and therefore enlightenment. 7. The Precious General: who has mastered the arts of war and always wins in battle. He wears battle armour and holds many different weapons. He tries to avoid battle, but when necessary fights, and never gives up until he has won. He is fearless, and courageous in carrying out the emperors commands and ensures the emperors army carries out their duties. He represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect equanimity. This is because he overcomes all warfare, which is akin to the battle between things were are attached to and things we have an aversion for in our minds. In short, what you are offering up is the highest of all temporal treasures and abilities, as well as the entire path of the Dharma. Doing so creates the causes for you to receive all of this on your spiritual journey towards enlightenment. I hope this helps. Thank you.
View All Questions

CHAT PICTURES

Pastor Yek Yee assisted by Puja Team blessed and conducted a puja during an outcall house blessing. Lucy Yap
yesterday
Pastor Yek Yee assisted by Puja Team blessed and conducted a puja during an outcall house blessing. Lucy Yap
Butterlamp offering to Lama Tsongkhapa in Kechara Forest Retreat
yesterday
Butterlamp offering to Lama Tsongkhapa in Kechara Forest Retreat
Kechara Sunday Dharma School teachers and volunteers outing session. Stella,
3 days ago
Kechara Sunday Dharma School teachers and volunteers outing session. Stella,
Dorje Shugden the powerful World Peace Protector taking full trance in an oracle.
3 days ago
Dorje Shugden the powerful World Peace Protector taking full trance in an oracle.
Visitors have the opportunity to pay respect to this holy statue, in Kechara Forest Retreat, Wisdom Hall!
3 days ago
Visitors have the opportunity to pay respect to this holy statue, in Kechara Forest Retreat, Wisdom Hall!
Group photo of Kechara Sunday Dharma School teachers and trainer after the Teachers Training program in 2016. Stella, KSDS
4 days ago
Group photo of Kechara Sunday Dharma School teachers and trainer after the Teachers Training program in 2016. Stella, KSDS
Kechara Sunday Dharma School teachers attended the weekly Blogchat Dharma sharing session every Monday. Stella, KSDS
4 days ago
Kechara Sunday Dharma School teachers attended the weekly Blogchat Dharma sharing session every Monday. Stella, KSDS
Kechara Sunday Dharma School students and parents made a day trip to Kechara forest Retreat during school holidays. What a good way to spend a weekend. Stella, KSDS
4 days ago
Kechara Sunday Dharma School students and parents made a day trip to Kechara forest Retreat during school holidays. What a good way to spend a weekend. Stella, KSDS
Kechara Sunday Dharma School students, Kayene and her brother Karlson made a day trip to visit Kechara Forest Retreat with their parents. Stella, KSDS
4 days ago
Kechara Sunday Dharma School students, Kayene and her brother Karlson made a day trip to visit Kechara Forest Retreat with their parents. Stella, KSDS
Lovely visitors in Kechara Forest Retreat, Wisdom Hall
4 days ago
Lovely visitors in Kechara Forest Retreat, Wisdom Hall
Prostration is a practice to show reverence to the Three Jewels. Let the children have this practice at their young age, Alice Tay, KSDS
4 days ago
Prostration is a practice to show reverence to the Three Jewels. Let the children have this practice at their young age, Alice Tay, KSDS
Teacher Stella together with WOAH Camp young participants to check the broken egg. Alice Tay, KSDS
4 days ago
Teacher Stella together with WOAH Camp young participants to check the broken egg. Alice Tay, KSDS
Great to see Dian and Wen Xin tried to do breath meditation slowly. Alice Tay, KSDS
4 days ago
Great to see Dian and Wen Xin tried to do breath meditation slowly. Alice Tay, KSDS
Happy faces of Teacher Irene together with KSDS's youngest age group. Alice Tay, KSDS
4 days ago
Happy faces of Teacher Irene together with KSDS's youngest age group. Alice Tay, KSDS
Most of the KSDS students like drawing and discuss about their drawing. Alice Tay, KSDS
4 days ago
Most of the KSDS students like drawing and discuss about their drawing. Alice Tay, KSDS
The yearly gotong royong event on Malaysia Day. Great day to contribute back to the society. Lin Mun KSDS
4 days ago
The yearly gotong royong event on Malaysia Day. Great day to contribute back to the society. Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS students, parents and teachers participated in food packaging for Kechara Soup Kitchen. Lin Mun KSDS
4 days ago
KSDS students, parents and teachers participated in food packaging for Kechara Soup Kitchen. Lin Mun KSDS
The team is setting up the tent and games for the Halloween party. Lin Mun KSDS
4 days ago
The team is setting up the tent and games for the Halloween party. Lin Mun KSDS
Students of SRJK (C) enjoyed themselves so much during Halloween 2016. Lin Mun KSDS
4 days ago
Students of SRJK (C) enjoyed themselves so much during Halloween 2016. Lin Mun KSDS
Khai Te is very talented in drawing. Look at the van. It has a Kechara logo. Lin Mun KSDS
4 days ago
Khai Te is very talented in drawing. Look at the van. It has a Kechara logo. Lin Mun KSDS
Students listening to Teacher Grace attentively during WOAH camp 2016. Lin Mun KSDS
4 days ago
Students listening to Teacher Grace attentively during WOAH camp 2016. Lin Mun KSDS
Happy visitor invited Dorje Shugden back home.
7 days ago
Happy visitor invited Dorje Shugden back home.
1 week ago
Join our Meditate in Nature Programme 2017! Here are the Dates:
1 week ago
Join our Meditate in Nature Programme 2017! Here are the Dates:
When we love others without projections, we truly LOVE. ~ Tsem Rinpoche . YEO KWAI GIN ( KKSG )
1 week ago
When we love others without projections, we truly LOVE. ~ Tsem Rinpoche . YEO KWAI GIN ( KKSG )
The Promise
  These books will change your life
  Tsem Rinpoche's Long Life Prayer by H.H. Trijang Choktrul Rinpoche
  Support Blog Team
Lamps For Life
  Robe Offerings
  Vajrayogini Stupa Fund
  White Tara Mantra Bank Project
  Rinpoche's Medical Fund
  Dana Offerings
  Soup Kitchen Project
 
Zong Rinpoche

Archives

YOUR FEEDBACK

Page Views By Country
United States 2,097,575
Malaysia 2,857,884
Singapore 556,371
United Kingdom 410,879
India 323,796
Canada 373,737
Australia 334,428
Nepal 232,260
Philippines 180,990
Bhutan 119,629
Portugal 101,492
Indonesia 128,819
Germany 108,780
Thailand 86,580
Mongolia 70,109
France 80,808
Italy 73,275
Brazil 71,157
Spain 71,384
Netherlands 68,671
New Zealand 52,213
Hong Kong 52,114
Taiwan 48,831
Mexico 36,467
United Arab Emirates 34,320
Romania 42,135
South Africa 32,229
Switzerland 44,916
Ireland 31,587
Japan 31,363
Vietnam 28,693
Russia 32,438
Sweden 30,872
Saudi Arabia 20,659
Sri Lanka 20,860
Greece 23,902
Belgium 23,365
Poland 24,735
Turkey 21,003
Total Pageviews: 9,521,766

Login

Dorje Shugden
Click to watch my talk about Dorje Shugden....