Ganapati Ragavajra

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Dear students and friends,

In Buddhism, there are various practices that we can engage in to help remove obstacles and receive the conditions that we need in order to pursue our path to enlightenment. Being in samsara, we are subjected to and influenced by certain rules that are not within our control, such as getting a visa for one’s pilgrimage or travels, building approvals,  red tape with approvals for projects from government departments and many other related issues. This form of Ganapati can also assist us in overcoming legal issues that we are in the correct. It is for this reason that the Buddhas manifest in various forms with different functions to help us avert these obstacles in our spiritual path, and one such enlightened deity is known as Ganapati. 

Ganapati is an emanation of Chenrezig or Avalokitesvara, and as you may have guessed, Ganapati is also a well loved deity in Hinduism. In this version, he may resemble the Hindu version, but it is actually Avalokitesvara’s emanation. His practice is incredibly effective in removing obstacles in relations to the local authorities and regulations, especially when one is virtuously motivated. Of course we have to have our paper work and submission in order, but it blesses the process to be faster and more quick. I have personally engaged in his practice in the past whenever I had difficulty in extending and obtaining travel visas or getting approvals from various Government departments, and Ganapati is one of the Buddhas that has helped me many times over the years, especially in expediting the process of visa approval for Dharma travels. This is one of the reasons I like gifting his holy image to others, especially to my Hindu friends. 

In this post, I would like to share a short prayer or sadhana to the Buddha Ganapati. You do not need any initiation or permission to start this practice. If you are in need of his spiritual assistance, you can add his prayer to your existing sadhana. I wish all of you well and may your pursuit of spirituality be free of obstacles.

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

A tsakaley (small votive image) of Authority-Averting Ganapati Ragavajra from the Rinjung Gyatsa collection. Download the high resolution image here.

 

Introduction

The most popular images of the elephant-headed deity are those of Ganesh or Ganesha, who is worshiped by followers of Hinduism. He is not to be confused with the enlightened Ganapati, the emanation of the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara. Both the Hindu and Buddhist faiths refer to him as Vignaraja or the ‘King of Obstructers’. This epithet reflects his well-known ability to overcome obstacles.

The difference between the enlightened and the worldly Ganapati lies in the nature of the deities themselves and not their shared name or physical resemblance. The worldly deity Ganesh is also known as Vinayaka and although he is a powerful worldly deity, he is still bound by karma, death and rebirth. Despite his powers, he is subservient to the enlightened beings and is seen offering himself as the cushion under the feet of the great protector Mahakala (who is an emanation of Avalokiteshvara) and Vajrapani.

 

Origins of the Deity Ganapati

The ‘Authority-Averting Ganapati Ragavajra’ is a form of Ganapati and he is a Buddhist deity whose sadhana (daily meditational practice) is found amongst the ancient Rinjung Gyatsa cycle of sadhanas, which was originally collected and compiled by the 16th century Lama, Taranatha. Taranatha was the previous incarnation of Zanabazar, the first Jetsun Dampa Khutughtu of Mongolia. This lama had compiled this collection of sadhanas with the purpose of preserving rare lineages.

However, it was the great 11th century Indian master Atisha Dipamkara Srijnana who would widely propagate this practice. Atisha is also credited with the composition of the first Lamrim text, Bodhipradipa or The Lamp on the Path to Enlightenment, amongst many other teachings that revived Buddhism in Tibet. What this indicates is that the Ganapati Ragavajra practice is an authentic Buddhist lineage that descended from ancient India. The deity’s graphic appearance is highly unusual considering the general Kadam sense of propriety and emphasis on monasticism. The Kadampas who were students of Atisha continued to propagate Ganapati because of the efficacy of this practice.

On the other hand, the etymology of Ganapati and Ganesha’s name in Sanskrit literally means the ‘Lord of Hosts’. Although this would typically mean Shiva’s hosts, the Buddhist Ganapati is not the same deity as the Hindu Shaivite Ganesh, who is the son of Shiva and Parvati. The Ganapati of Atisha’s lineage is the emanation of the Bodhisattva of Compassion, Avalokiteshvara. There are several accounts that tell the story of Ganapati’s origins and the following are some of the more popular accounts.

According to one story of origin, the worldly deity Ganesh originally possessed great powers due to past karmas coming into fruition. He posed a great danger to sentient beings and so the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara decided to use a divine ploy to subjugate Ganesh in order to bring him under control. Avalokiteshvara took on the physical aspect of Ganesh and entered into his divine palace. With his clairvoyant powers, Ganesh knew that he was no match as his opponent was a Bodhisattva and it was then he realized that he had been dispossessed of his throne. Therefore, he sought refuge at the ‘lotus feet’ of Avalokiteshvara and swore not to harm sentient beings any longer. Instead, he would look to benefit practitioners on the spiritual path. This form that Avalokiteshvara took on was henceforth worshiped as Ganapati.

In another competing story of origin, according to the Kangyur collection of treatises and commentaries, there is a text called ‘Ganapatihridaya’ which is an old Mahayana text on Ganapati. Within this text is a compelling explanation of the role of the deity Ganapati who arose as a ‘middle ground’ between the competing Buddhist and non-Buddhist traditions of ancient India. This is because the name and appearance of the Buddhist Ganapati and the worldly Ganesh was similar and that brought about a greater harmony between the various religious beliefs and traditions in India at that time. Avalokiteshvara must have manifested in this form to bring about harmony between two competing spiritual traditions of that period. In addition, it established a differentiation between the worldly Ganesh and the emanation of Avalokiteshvara.

The various Buddhist lineages and forms of the enlightened Ganapati are worshipped throughout all of the major schools of Tibetan Buddhism but within the Sakya school, particular emphasis is placed on the Maharakta form of Ganapati. This form of Ganapati belongs to a set of three powerful deities known as the ‘mar chen kor sum’ or the Three Great Red Deities included in a larger set called ‘The Thirteen Golden Dharmas’ of Sakya. 

 

Ganapati Ragavajra’s Symbolism

A rare antique statue of Ganapati Ragavajra

 

Ganapati Ragavajra is an emanation of Avalokiteshvara so his physical attributes embody the Buddha’s teachings. Each aspect of his physical appearance, from the way he stands to the implements he holds, are all symbolic of the methods he uses to purify our karma, overcome our obstacles and increase our merit.

Ganapati possesses three faces: the principle face is that of an elephant, his right face is that of a cat and the left face is that of a monkey. He has six arms: his three right hands hold a radish, a gem and a sword while his three left hands hold a ladduka sweet meat, a vessel of liquor and an axe. He has four legs – his front pair of legs are crossed and the back pair is standing with the right leg bent and the left outstretched. Ganapati is naked and bedecked with jeweled ornaments and a sacred thread of lotuses.

Beneath Ganapati is his monkey-faced consort who is white in color with a reddish tint. She is naked and adorned with jewels along with a sacred thread of blue utpala flowers. With her two hands, she holds two of Ganapati’s feet and sucks his secret vajra. Her two legs are astride, and a messenger and a female attendant are supporting her.

A detailed explanation of Ganapati’s iconography is as follows:

Radish The Japanese radish held in Ganapati’s main right hand is his favorite vegetable. The radish symbolizes the essence of the earth element, and along with meat, eggs, garlic and onions are classified as ‘black foods’. These are normally forbidden in the pure ritual practices of Lower Tantra such as the Kriya, Carya and Yoga Tantras. This reflects Ganapati’s ability to turn around negative circumstances that obstruct our spiritual path into circumstances that benefit.

Gem Ganapati holds a gem in the palm of his upper right hand. This reflects his ability to bestow inner and outer wealth. Inner wealth refers to spiritual attainments of the Six Paramitas (perfections) of generosity, moral discipline, patience, joyous perseverance, meditation and wisdom. On the other hand, outer wealth refers to financial resources, material and physical assistance. Ganapati’s practice grants us these resources to create conducive conditions for us to focus on and further our spiritual development.

Sword The sword held in Ganapati’s lower right hand is a protective symbol in the Buddhist doctrine. This sword represents the victory of enlightenment over the attack of the hosts of Mara, as the hindering forces of ignorance. As a symbol of wisdom, the sword cuts through the veils of ignorance and this reflects Ganapati’s ability to cut through our obstacles and negative karma.

Ladduka Sweet Meat This is another of Ganapati’s favorite foods and he holds a platter of this in his main left hand. Sweet ladduka are deep-fried balls of flour, milk, sugar and spices. This symbolizes Ganapati’s ability to grant suitable conditions that nurture our spiritual practice.

Vessel of Liquor With his upper left hand, Ganapati holds a vessel of liquor. During the Tsog rituals that Tantrikas perform, a little bit of consecrated alcohol and meat is partaken to symbolize the psychic winds and bodily elements used in Tantric meditation. Hence, liquor here represents spiritual attainments.

Axe The axe is one of Ganapati’s principle implements, which he wields with his lower left hand. The Tibetan term for this implement means ‘enemy axe’ or battle-axe, and this symbolizes the severing of all inner and outer obstacles. Inner obstacles here refer to the three poisons of ignorance, hatred and desire along with their attendant delusions. Outer obstacles refer to physical problems like financial, legal and other difficulties that may pose a problem for a practitioner.

Pratyalidha posture This standing posture of Ganapati is the posture of a deity engaging in activities to subjugate. It reflects the dynamic nature of the deity, who is poised to perform enlightened activities to benefit others.

In accordance with Tantric symbolism, Ganapati’s female consort represents wisdom. Her act of partaking of the male essence of the main deity through his secret organ represents blissful energy. The two elements of bliss and wisdom are thus represented by sperm and ovum, which are then transmuted in the womb of the female consort. The womb represents the portal from which we take rebirth into the world as Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. This is represented by the blood that issues forth from her secret organ, within which are little Ganapati figures, which is collected in a skull cup.

Contrary to appearances, sexuality as expressed by the deities of Buddhist Tantra is not an expression of lust and attachment to increase desire. They are instead divine expressions of the union of stainless bliss and emptiness, attained at heightened levels of meditation. Therefore, they serve to imprint upon our mind-stream the causes towards achieving enlightenment. In this way, such expressions actually serve to cut our worldly desires and attachments rather than increasing them.

 

Benefits Derived from the Worship of Ganapati Ragavajra

Lama Tsongkhapa originally made this old Ganapati tsa tsa. He practiced and gained visions of this deity as well

 

The Buddhist Ganapati arose in this specific form to avert obstacles that are caused by authority figures and bureaucracy. Hence, this form of Ganapati is also known as Ajna-Vinivarta Ganapati or the ‘Authority-Averting Ganapati Ragavajra’. This means that he is especially efficacious in expediting and overcoming obstacles or red-tape concerning legal or governmental processes and procedures. In other words, this form of Ganapati is very helpful in overcoming obstacles related to visas, citizenship and other legal pursuits with the government or any of its various departments. Successful practice of Ganapati requires one to have good intent and that the request would not harm anyone and is beneficial.

This practice has been recommended to several individuals in the past who were having difficulties obtaining official documents for their visa application. After receiving this practice and reciting the mantra daily to accumulate up to 100,000 mantras, there was a turnaround and the application was successful despite the obstacles against it. These experiences are a testament to the power and efficacy of Ganapati in averting this kind of obstacle.

Ganapati is also well-known to be one of the many wealth-bestowing deities in the Tibetan Buddhist pantheon. The wealth bestowed by Ganapati is one that increases our spiritual practice because it is bestowed in accordance to two aspects, inner and outer wealth. Inner wealth refers to spiritual merits and the development of virtues like generosity, which is the real cause towards attaining wealth. The generation of generosity also counters miserliness and selfishness, which is the root cause of material and spiritual poverty.

Outer wealth refers to material resources like finances, relationship, health and other types of physical resources. The outer wealth bestowed by Ganapati will not obstruct our spiritual path or cause it to degenerate. This is because the wealth is bestowed by an emanation of Avalokiteshvara. In other words, Ganapati has the wisdom to perceive what is needed to fulfill the practitioner’s material and spiritual needs. 

Finally, Ganapati Ragavajra is the emanation of the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara and therefore the ultimate benefit of his practice is the generation of Bodhicitta or great compassion, which is an essential aspect of the spiritual path. As the practitioner becomes more compassionate, the ego or self-cherishing mind is reduced. With a lesser self-cherishing mind, the practitioner creates fewer problems and obstacles for themselves and others. Simultaneously, Ganapati’s practice also alleviates depression and anger because of the lessening of the self-cherishing mind.

 

The Sadhana of the Authority-Averting Ganapati Ragavajra

This sadhana combines the Guru Yoga of Lama Tsongkhapa with the visualization, praise and mantra of Ganapati along with the recitation of general dedication verses at the end. The detailed visualization that is described here is most beneficial when we visualize Ganapati as being one with our root Guru. This allows the blessings of our Gurus and the lineage Gurus to come forth and bless our practice.

Download the sadhana here.

 

REFUGE

NAMO GURU BEH
NAMO BUDDHA YA
NAMO DHARMA YA
NAMO SANGHA YA
(Repeat 3x)

I take refuge in the Guru
I take refuge in the Buddha
I take refuge in the Dharma
I take refuge in the Sangha
(Repeat 3x)

 

GENERATING BODHICITTA

SANG GYE CHO DANG TSOG KYI CHOG NAM LA 
JANG CHUB BAR DU DAG NI KYAB SU CHI 
DAG GI JIN SOK GYI PAY SO NAM KYI 
DRO LA PAN CHIR SANG GYE DRUB PAR SHOG 
(Repeat 3x)

I take refuge until I am enlightened in the Buddhas, the Dharma and the Sangha.
By the positive potential I create by practising generosity
And the other far-reaching attitudes,
May I attain Buddhahood in order to benefit all sentient beings.
(Repeat 3x)

 

JE TSONGKHAPA’S GURU YOGA (GADEN LHAGYAMA)

Invocation

GA-DEN HLA-JI NGON-JYI THUG-KA NEY 
RAP-KAR SHO-SAR PUNG-DEE CHU-DZIN TSER 
CHO-KYI GYEL-PO KUN-CHEN LOZANG DRAG 
SEY-DANG CHE-PA NE-DIR SHEG SU SOL

From the heart of the Lord of the Gaden devas (Maitreya Buddha) emerges a brilliant white cloud,
Like a great mass of fresh yoghurt.
Atop sits Tsongkhapa all knowing, King of Dharma;
We request your coming to this place along with your great disciples.

 

Requesting to stay

DUN-JYI NAM-KHAR SING-TI PEE-DEE TENG 
JE-TSUN LA-MA JYEH-PI DZUM-KAR CHYEN 
DAG-LO DE-PE SO-NAM SHING-CHOG TU 
TAN-PA JYEH-SHIR KAL-DJAR JUG-SU SOL

My Lord Guru is seated before me upon a lion-throne, lotus and moon cushion.
His body is white and he smiles blissfully.
Please remain many eons and serve as the great merit field for the growth of my mind’s faith,
And for the increase of Lord Buddha’s teachings.

 

Prostration and praise

SHE-JYEH CHON-KUN JAL-WEY LO-DO THUG 
KAL-ZANG NA-WEY JYIN-JUR LIK-SHEY SUNG 
DRAG-PI PEL-JYI HLAM-MER DZEY-PI KU 
THONG-THO DRAN PI DON DHAN LA-CHAG TSAL

His omniscient wisdom-mind encompasses all that is existent.
His voice is a profound teaching, which ornaments the ear of the fortunate pupil.
His body’s beautiful radiance evokes wondrous admiration.
To Lama Tsongkhapa whom merely viewing, hearing or contemplating earns one great merit, I make prostration.

 

Offering

YIH-WONG TCHO-YON NA-TSOG ME-TOG DANG 
DRI-JEM DUG-PO NANG-SAL DRID-CHAB SOG 
NGO-SHAM YIH TUL TCHO-TIN GYA-TSO DI 
SO-NAM SHING-CHOG CHE-LA CHO-PA BUL

I present to you, great field of merit, Tsongkhapa,
Beautiful offerings, water, a display of flowers, fragrant incense, butter-lamps,
Perfumes and more both physical and mental offerings,
Vast as the clouds and wide as the ocean.

 

Confession

DAG-GI TO-MEY DU-NEH SAG-PA YI 
LU-NGAG YIH-KYI DIG-PA CHI-JYI DANG 
CHEY-PA DOM-PA SUM-JI MI-TUN SHO 
NYING-NEH JO-PA TRAH-PO SO-SOR SHAG

The unwholesome actions of body, speech and mind,
which I have accumulated over a measureless period,
especially actions contrary to the three vows (Vinaya, Bodhisattva, Vajrayana), I regret extremely
From the depths of my heart, and I reveal each and every such action.

 

Rejoice

NIK-MI DU-DIR MANG-THO DRUP-LA TSON 
CHO-JYED PANG-PI DAL-JOR DON-YO SHYE 
NGON-PO CHEY-KYI LAP-CHEN DZE-PA LA 
DAG-CHAG SAM-PA TAG-PEH YI RANG NGO

We totally rejoice in your magnificent achievements, my Lord,
Who received numerous teachings and performed the practices with utmost diligence,
Who abandoned the eight worldly objectives and made the most meaningful use
Of the eighteen opportune conditions during these degenerate times.

 

Request to turn the Wheel of Dharma

JE-TSUN LA-MA DAM-PA CHEY-NAM KYI 
CHO-KU KA-LA CHEN-TI TIN-TIK NEY 
JI-TAR TSAM-PI DUL-SHIH DZIN-MA LA 
ZAB-JI CHO-KYI CHAR-PA WHAP-TU SOL

All you holy Gurus, unerring in conduct,
May you precipitate a rain of realisation of Bodhicitta and
Shunyata from the clouds of all-knowing compassion which fills the Dharmakaya sky,
Providing for the field of disciples precisely what is needed.

 

Requesting to remain

NAM-DAG WO-SAL YING-LEY JING-PA YI 
ZUNG-JUG KU-LA CHAR-NUB MI-NGA YANG 
THA-MAL HNANG-NGOR ZUG-KU RAG-PA NYI 
SEE-THEE BAR-DU MI-NUB TAN-PA SHUG

May the Vajra body of Tsongkhapa created from the purity of clear light,
Free of the rising and setting of cyclic existence but
Visible to the ordinary viewer only in its unsubtle,
Physical form, stay on unchanging, without waning, until Samsara ends.

 

Dedication

DAG-SOG JIN-NYEH SAG-PA GE-WA DEE 
TAN-DANG DRO-WA KUN-LA GANG-PHAN DANG 
CHE-PA JE-TSUN LO-ZANG DRAG-PA YI 
TAN-PI NYING-PO RING-DU SAL-SHEH SHOG

May this merit accumulated by myself and others,
Beneficially serve all sentient beings and the Buddhadharma
And especially may the essential teachings of
The unerring master Tsongkhapa, become clear and enduring.

 

Mantra of Je Tsongkhapa (Migtsema)

MIG-MEY TZE-WEY TER-CHEN CHENREZIG 
DRI-MEY KHYEN-PI WANG-PO JAMPAL YANG 
DU-PUNG MA-LU JOM-DZEY SANG-WEY DAG 
GANG-CHEN KE-PEY TSUG-GYEN TSONGKAPA 
LO-SANG TRAG-PEY SHAB-LA SOL-WA DEB 
(Recite 21x or more, depending on time)

Je Tsongkhapa, crown jewel of the holy Masters of the land of snows,
You are Avalokiteshvara, great goldmine of Compassion untainted by ego’s delusion.
You are Manjushri, great Master of stainless wisdom.
You are Vajrapani, great subduer of all the gatherings of demons. At your feet, famed Lobsang Drakpa,
I humbly bow and earnestly request that all sentient beings achieve Enlightenment.
(Recite 21x or more, depending on time)

 

Dissolving Je Rinpoche into ourselves

PAL-DAN TSA-WEY LA-MA RINPOCHE 
DAG-SOG CHI-WOR PE-ME DAN-JUG LA 
KA-DRIN CHEN-PO GO-NEY JE-ZUNG TE 
KU-SUNG THUG-KYI NGO-DRUP TSAL-DU SOL

Dear worthy root Guru, please ascend the lotus seat
Atop the head of myself and the other beings,
And in your great kindness please remain with us.
Bestow upon us the blessings of your body, speech and mind.

 

PAL-DAN TSA-WEY LA-MA RINPOCHE 
DAG-SOG NYING-KHAR PE-ME DAN-JUG LA 
KA-DRIN CHEN-PO GO-NEY JE-ZUNG TE 
CHO-DANG THUN-MONG NGO-DRUP TSAL-DU SOL

Precious, noble, root Guru, please occupy the lotus seat
Within our hearts and in your great kindness remain with us.
Please grant us your blessings
For our temporal success and for the supreme attainment.

 

PAL-DAN TSA-WEY LA-MA RINPOCHE 
DAG-SOG NYING-KHAR PE-ME DAN-JUG LA 
KA-DRIN CHEN-PO GO-NEY JE-ZUNG TE 
JANG-CHUB NYING-PO BAR-DU TAN-PAR SHUG

Beloved, noble, root Guru, please occupy the lotus seat
Within our hearts and in your great kindness remain with us.
Please stay on until we achieve
The great goal of Enlightenment.

 

GANAPATI’S VISUALIZATION

This is my personal statue of Ganapati

 

This is my Ganapati shrine

 

Out of emptiness in front of me, from a white GAM comes Ganapati. His principal face is an elephant’s, his right a cat’s and left a monkey’s. His three right hands hold a radish, a gem and a sword; his three left hands hold a ladduka sweet meat, a vessel of liquor and an axe. His front pair of legs are interlaced and the back pair in pratyalidha posture (right bent). He is naked, with jeweled ornaments and a sacred thread of lotuses.

Beneath is his consort, white with a reddish tint, naked and adorned with jewels. She has a monkey’s face and a sacred thread of blue utpalas. With her two hands she is holding two of the principal’s feet and with her mouth she is sucking his secret vajra. Her two legs are astride. She is supported by a messenger (phona) and a female attendant (phyang-brnan-mo).

Below and other side of the deity’s body are treasure vases. Around lay the eight auspicious symbols, the eight auspicious things (substances) and seven precious things of royalty. At his heart are the mantra and seed-syllable, at his brow OM, at his throat AH, and his navel HUM. From the mantra and seed at his heart pours a stream of wish-granting gems, which flows through his private part into the consort’s mouth. A succession of deity shapes descends from the private parts and fills the vases, overflowing to fill the room.

 

Short Praise

Body like a crystal mountain,
Lord of all wealth, need-removing,
Chief of obstructors, Ganapati
And your attendants:
I offer you praise.

 

Ganapati’s Mantra

OM GA GANA-PATI MAMA RATNA-SIDDHI GAGA-GAGA GAGA-GAGA GANA-PATI SOHA
(Recite 21x or more, depending on time)

 

COMPLETION DEDICATION

JANG-JUB SEM-CHOK RINPOCHE 
MA-KYE PA-NAM KYE-GYUR CHIK 
KYE-PA NYAM-PA ME-PA YANG 
GONG-NA GONG-DU PEL-WAR SHUG

May the precious Bodhi-mind,
Where it is not born arise and grow
May that born have no decline
But increase forever more

 

TONG-NI TONG-WA RINPOCHE 
MA-KYE PA-NAM KYE-GYUR CHIK 
KYE-PA NYAM-PA ME-PA YANG 
GONG-NA GONG-DU PEL-WAR SHUG

May the precious Emptiness
Where it is not born arise and grow
May that born have no decline
But increase forever more.

 

DAG-SOG JIN-NYEH SAG-PA GE-WA DEE 
TAN-DANG DRO-WA KUN-LA GANG-PHAN DANG 
CHE-PAR JE-TSUN LO-ZANG DRAG-PA YI 
TAN-PI NYING-PO RING-DU SAL-SHEH SHUG

May this merit accumulated by myself and others
Beneficially serve all sentient beings and the Buddhadharma
And especially may the essential teachings of the
Unerring Master Tsongkhapa, become clear and enduring.

 

Prayer by Je Tsongkhapa

KYE-WA KUN-TU YANG-DAK LA-MA DANG 
DRAL-ME CHO-KYI PAL-LA LONG-CHO CHING 
SA-DANG LAM-GYI YON-TEN RAP-DZOK NA 
DORJE CHANG-GI GO-PANG NYUR-TO SHUG

In all my rebirths may I not be parted from perfect Gurus,
Let me enjoy the abundance of the Dharma!
Perfecting the quality stages and paths
May I quickly attain the rank of Vajradhara Buddha.

 

Dedication of virtue

GE-WA DI-YI NYUR-DU DAK 
LA-MA SANG-GYE DRUP-GYUR NA 
DRO-WA CHIK-KYANG MA-LU PA 
DE-YI SA-LA GO-PAR SHUG

By this virtue, may I quickly
Realize Guru-Buddhahood,
And transfer each sentient being
Into that Enlightened state.

 

CHO KHI GYAL PO TSONG KHA PA 
CHO TSUL NAM PAR PHEL WA LA 
GEK KI TSHAN MA ZHI WA DANG 
THUN KYIN MA LU TSHANG WAR SHOK

May all conducive conditions arise
And all obstacles be pacified,
In order to increase infinitely,
The doctrine of the spiritual king, Tsongkhapa.

 

DA DANG SHEN GI DU SUM DANG 
DRIL WA TSOK NYI LA TEN NAY 
GYA WA LO ZANG DRAG PA YI 
TAN PAR YUN RING VAR GYUR CHIG

By the merits of the 3 times of myself and others,
May the doctrine of Lama Tsongkhapa blaze forever.

 

Auspicious Dedication

NYIMO DELEK TSEN TELEK 
NYIME GUNG YANG DELEK SHIN 
NYITSEN TAKTU DELEK PEL 
KON CHOK SUM GYI JIN GYI LOB 
KON CHOK SUM GYI NGOR DRUL TSOL 
KON CHOK SUM GYI TRA SHI SHOK

At dawn or dusk, at night or midday,
may the Three Jewels grant us their blessing,
may they help us to achieve all realisations and
Sprinkle the paths of our lives with various signs of auspiciousness.

 

Dedication for the Guru’s long life

JETSUN LAMA KU TSE RABTEN CHING 
NAMKAR TRINLEY CHOG CHUR GYE PA DANG 
LOBSANG TENPE DRON ME SA SUM GYI 
DRO WE MUNSEL TAKTUR NE GYUR CHIG

May the holy teachers have long lives.
May the enlightened activities be fully displayed in the ten directions,
And may the brightness of the teachings of Lama Tsongkhapa continuously dissipate
The veil of darkness covering the beings of the three realms.

 

Dedication for the long life of H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama

GANG RI RAWE KORWAI SHING KHAM DIR 
PEN DANG DEWA MALU GYUNG WAI NE 
CHENREZIG WANG TENZIN GYATSO YI 
SHA PEI SITHAI BARDU DEN GYUR CHIG

In this holy Land surrounded by snow mountains,
You are the source of all benefit and happiness
May your lotus feet, O powerful Chenrezig, Tenzin Gyatso
Remain in this world until the end of existence.

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  1. Marek on Jan 18, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    different Ganapati sadhanas I found to be very effective:
    http://abhidharma.ru/A/Tantra/Content/Ganapati/0001.pdf
    http://www.casotac.com/download/rganapati.doc
    http://www.virtualvinodh.com/wp/arya-ganapati-hridaya/
    and a beautiful Ganapati statue:
    http://www.bodhisattvagallery.com/ganesh.html
    (I used to have different Ganesh statues – 12 armed dancing Ganesh, seated Newari 4 armed Ganesh, 2 armed seated Ganesh entwined in ecstatic embrace with his consort, in Shanghai, I left them there, they were all filled and blessed, I hope they find good homes)

  2. KD on Mar 13, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    Dear Rinpoche.
    Let me ask you to upload pictures of your statue (on white background) in high resolution. I would like to print it on canvas.
    Also, ask a few questions:
    1. Can I perform this practice without Vang and Lung?
    2. How does the syllable GAM?
    3. I would like to ask you to share practices Ganapati, with a variety of activities. Practices that do not require a transmission.

    Thank you very much.

    • Tsem Rinpoche on Apr 5, 2016 at 3:35 pm

      1. Can I perform this practice without Vang and Lung?

      You can do the praise and mantra without Lung.

      2. How does the syllable GAM?

      I don’t understand your question number

      3. I would like to ask you to share practices Ganapati, with a variety of activities. Practices that do not require a transmission.

      Be more specific please..

      Thank you.

  3. Wan Wai Meng on Dec 23, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Thank you for introducing to us this Ganapati practice. I am happy to know that Ganapati can help us with all our samsaric problems and affairs, also able to help with difficulties that can manifest when we are seeking approvals with the authorities. Chenrezig is very compassionate to manifest in another form for the benefit of many sentient beings, some forms of buddha and protectors appeal to different types of minds, in certain cases people have specific buddhas and protectors that they resonate with.

  4. Edwin Tan on Jul 19, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for this article on the Authority Averting Ganapati Ragavajra.

    I saw the statue once when I was with Rinpoche and wanted to enquire more as the statue is very unique. I am thankful Rinpoche placed the prayers and descriptions of Lord Ganapati on the blog to further expand my knowledge on Buddhas and Dharma.

    Definitely not a statue to be placed openly. Thank you.

  5. Lai on Jun 19, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the selflessness sharing.
    this is really a rare teaching.

    Thanks with folded hand.
    Lai

  6. Wylfred Ng on Jun 19, 2015 at 12:08 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing.

    Before this, i always thought that Ganesha or Ganapati are only a worldly gods. But now i know that there are some Ganapati are enlightened Buddha. And Ganapati Ragavajra is one of the emanation of Chenrezig.

    This post really open up my mind.

    Thank you
    Wylfred

  7. sandra on Jun 16, 2015 at 11:25 pm

    Dear Tsem Rinpoche, The Ganapati Ragavajra statue is gorgeous and I am glad to hear that this buddha has helped you in the past. But my question to you is- I am guessing and I am quite certain that there are lots of buddhas and their purpose is to awake many different mindstreams and abilities of sentient beings, but in the case of smooth processing of visa applications wouldn’t praying to your yidam or guru be able to help you? Why do buddhists have to pray to so many dieties and I imagine the higher you go progress much more the buddhas. But it must be nice because they are so amazing. Thank you for the post as always, Rinpoche.

  8. Stella on Jun 16, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    This blog post is so rich in details of the origin, symbolism, mantra and the benefit of practicing Ganapati Ragavajra. His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is so kind to share with us a practice that can remove obstacles when it comes to thick red tapes. I am sure this practice can help many people.

    I am also appreciative of the research effort put in to make this teaching available to all of us. The blog post is detail and informative. Although the image of this deity is not foreign to me, but the true meaning and representation in Buddhism is new.

    Among the new things I learn are:
    (1) The enlightened Ganapati Ragavajra is an emanation of Chenrenzig. He is not to be confused with the worldly Ganapati who is still bound by karma and death. This shows us that Buddhas manifest in many forms and any form to assist sentient beings.
    (2) The sexuality displayed is an divine expression of the union of stainless bliss and emptiness, attained at heightened levels of meditation. Hence, it serves to cut our worldly desires and attachments rather than increasing them. This shows us that our ignorance and desire can be eliminated.

    Thank you so much, Rinpoche, for the wonderful teaching.

    Humbly with folded palms,
    Stella

  9. Bradley Kassian on Jun 16, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    Thank you very much Rinpoche for providing all these great dharma resources/practices to help us have a smooth, & conductive dharma practice with less obstacles, and especially for us who have no dharma centre to attend. Thank you from the bottem of my heart.

  10. jerry_sito on Jun 15, 2015 at 11:57 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing.

    I am very happy and appreciated to read this post. I love and enjoy this post very much.

    I will add this prayer into my daily sadhana.
    I hope that by doing Ganapati Ragavajra, everyone’s obstacle will be removed and gain realization in their dharma practice.

    I wish Rinpoche long life and continue to turn the dharma wheel

    Thank you
    Your humble student
    Jerry Sito

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  • Lin Mun
    Wednesday, Mar 1. 2017 09:54 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this beautiful story. I believe miracles happened because we believe in Buddha and Protector. We may not be able to see or understand how it happens but I believe with the blessing of Buddha, it will happen. Importantly we have the right motivation and towards the benefit of others.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/autobiography/the-mala.html
  • Alice Tay
    Wednesday, Mar 1. 2017 05:39 PM
    Rejoice Mitra in his endeavours to use his own language to give dharma teachings and introduce Dorje Shugden to his Nepali friends, helped to install a Dorje Shugden statue in their work hall. This is wonderful and may his good aspirations come true i.e. to spread the dharma with his own language by doing more and serving the Nepali communities.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing and I shall be more compassion to everyone and keep this in mind:
    We need to take the time to teach everyone dharma, prayers and give them hope at their level.
    No one who wishes to learn dharma should be left out.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/mitra-teaches-bhagwan-dorje-shugden-in-nepali.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Mar 1. 2017 04:10 PM
    Since young i loved reading ghost stories ,I am scared but not now as i grow older.As i believe we do not disturb them, they will too not disturb us.They do exist after all ….trust and have faith in whatever religion we practice for sure and we will not be connected to them and have protection by our powerful protector.We do love the things that scare us ,maybe out of curiosity wanted to know more. Thats it nothing more.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing and Shakila for explanation in details , different unseen beings or ghost.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/boo-why-do-we-love-the-things-that-scare-us.html#comment-736967
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Mar 1. 2017 03:34 PM
    Looking at those few photos i could imagine ,those chickens had suffered
    so much pain,is the consumption of battery farmed eggs. Its good to be on vegetarian so as to less killing of live stocks and eggs onto our plates The egg industry hides its practices, no one knows about the cruelty till they saw it with own eyes and that many people might think twice of eating farmed eggs.The hens were crammed in small dirty cages… so sick and exhausted.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/a-chicken-and-egg-situation.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Wednesday, Mar 1. 2017 02:50 PM
    Rejoice to see Nepalese learning up the prayers of Dorje Shugden who can help them remove obstacles that are hindering their spiritual progress. Thank you, Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing and to Mitra for the hard work in bringing Dorje Shugden and Dharma to many people.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/mitra-teaches-bhagwan-dorje-shugden-in-nepali.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Tuesday, Feb 28. 2017 12:49 PM
    Thank you for this wonderful write up about communal living with the Dharma family members. It makes complete sense to get to know the people whom we work closely with both during and after working hours. It is essential to understand their thinking process and mannerism to cut down any unnecessary misunderstanding; and better still, capitalize on each others’ strength for better results. It also makes “work” less stressful. This is totally THE thing for the people who has no huge family commitments. This article also gives me a glimpse into Rinpoche’s vision of creating a community living. Fast forward 7 years, Rinpoche’s vision is manifesting as Kechara Forest Retreat! Rejoice!

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/dharma-houses.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Tuesday, Feb 28. 2017 12:37 PM
    Thank you for the wonderful compilation of Rinpoche’s teachings and sharings that owned the year 2013! Each post, tweet and youtube is very valuable because of the profound Dharma from Rinpoche that not only serves as our daily guidance but also topics for us to contemplate and meditate on. I will bookmark this page so that I can refer to these teachings again and again.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/2013-in-review-the-very-best-of-tsem-rinpoche.html
  • Joy
    Tuesday, Feb 28. 2017 11:36 AM
    ***Tashi Lhunpo Monastery***

    Located in Shigatse, the 2nd largest city of Tibet, Tashi Lunpo is a beautiful Tibetan Buddhist Gelugpa lineage monastery that continues to practice Dorje Shugden without discrimination!
    Founded by the 1st Dalai Lama Gyalwa Gendun Drup in 1447. It is one of the six big monasteries of the Gelugpa lineage, it covers almost 300,000 square meters (3,229,279 sq. ft.). Since the 4th Panchen Lama took over as the head of the monastery, Tashi Lhunpo has been the seat of all Panchen Lamas up until this day… http://www.dorjeshugden.org/temples/tashi-lhunpo-monastery
  • Joy
    Tuesday, Feb 28. 2017 11:35 AM
    This is really SHOCKING! You must READ!

    How Tibetan leadership treats a sponsor (jindak)

    As a kid, all of us (both Rinpoche and my family) had very little personal funds. We didn’t even have enough to have a Dharma centre, so Rinpoche would give Dharma teachings in various people’s houses. A portion of the funds raised would always be redirected to the monasteries for whatever requests they had made. Today, none of us are allowed to go to the monasteries we have raised so much sponsorship for… http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/how-tibetan-leadership-treats-a-sponsor-jindak.html
  • Ben
    Tuesday, Feb 28. 2017 11:15 AM
    For Pastor Shin – Thanks!
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  • Lin Mun
    Monday, Feb 27. 2017 09:29 PM
    Rejoice for the Kechara team members for being able to receive the gift from Rinpoche. It is also how much Guru love and care for his students well being. We can repay Guru’s kindness by doing more dharma work and transform ourselves to be better so we can benefit others.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/chinese-new-year-shopping.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Monday, Feb 27. 2017 06:05 PM
    So much pain and torturing inflicted on the poor animals to satisfy our demand for eggs. I hope this article creates the awareness for all of us to rethink our diet and find alternatives to replace eggs. Getting free range eggs or “kampung” eggs is a slightly better idea as long as we are assured that the farm that produces these eggs provide the free range / “kampung” condition for the chicken. The best idea is to omit egg from our diet completely. Thank you, Rinpoche for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/a-chicken-and-egg-situation.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Monday, Feb 27. 2017 05:06 PM
    The importance of Fasting Buddha is to remind us that there will be much difficulties in the process to enlightenment and we must overcome them before we can finally achieve success. Fortitude and diligence are the accessories to overcoming the difficulties. It took Buddha six years of hardship and extreme fasting to gain realization on the “Middle Way”, what more for clowns like us? Thank you, Rinpoche for this teaching.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/fasting-buddha.html
  • Joy
    Monday, Feb 27. 2017 07:15 AM
    ***The Blessings of the Guru***

    Guru devotion and clean samaya with one’s Guru are commonly recognised and emphasised as the foundation of Dharma study and practice in all schools of Tibetan Buddhism. From the legendary Padmasambhava of the Nyingma lineage to the revered mahasiddhas Milarepa and Naropa of the Kagyu tradition, to the great Pabongka Rinpoche of the Gelugpa lineage of practitioners; Guru devotion is undisputedly the common and fundamental element for any Dharma realisation, attainment and ultimately Enlightenment… more>> http://www.dorjeshugden.org/blog/the-blessings-of-the-guru
  • Joy
    Monday, Feb 27. 2017 07:14 AM
    For all who wants some sacred images in their environment, you can download & print these high-res images of enlightened beings ABSOLUTELY FREE here
    >>Buddha Images (Free Download)<< http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
    H.E. Tsem Rinpoche has selected & kindly made these beautiful high quality sacred images available for all to have. Enjoy, be blessed & share this with others.

    Do let Rinpoche know at the comments section which images you downloaded as Rinpoche would feel very happy knowing it has benefited you 😀

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The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
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Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl checking out the scene..cute
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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!
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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
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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
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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
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This is a good one to read
Mumu is silly and cute and funny
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Mumu is silly and cute and funny
Mumu\'s hair is messy and he looks funny
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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
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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
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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
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Message to Tibetans in English
Message to the Tibetans
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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This huge Buddha in Korea is magnificent
The very first oracle of Dorje Shugden in trance statue. I have commissioned this.
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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.
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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.
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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
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Kyabje Zemey, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Kyabje Pabongka Choktrul Rinpoche
My Oser girl and Mumu boy are so adorable
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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
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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?
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Tenzing Norgay found this in Nepal. Guess what it is?
Sir Edmund Hillary
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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
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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
Previous lives do resemble current lives especially if they are a recognized incarnation. If notice how similar the previous and current Trijang Rinpoche looks. The eyes, bone structure, expression, long neck, thin and overall look. Beautiful. I\'ve seen this phenomena over and over in many Rinpoche incarnations. Especially when you compare them with pictures of previous and current lives at around the same ages. Something powerfully karmic about this. Tsem Rinpoche
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Previous lives do resemble current lives especially if they are a recognized incarnation. If notice how similar the previous and current Trijang Rinpoche looks. The eyes, bone structure, expression, long neck, thin and overall look. Beautiful. I've seen this phenomena over and over in many Rinpoche incarnations. Especially when you compare them with pictures of previous and current lives at around the same ages. Something powerfully karmic about this. Tsem Rinpoche
It\'s nice to have monks visitors and resident monks in Kechara
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It's nice to have monks visitors and resident monks in Kechara
                         Taken in Lake Champlain in Canada. A huge water monster...neat...
5 months ago
Taken in Lake Champlain in Canada. A huge water monster...neat...
Beautiful! His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang has always been good friends with His Holiness Karmapa. No wonder H.H. Karmapa never spoke against Dorje Shugden. Two reasons perhaps: One is he knows the qualities of Trijang Rinpoche who is a attained being. And Karmapa himself has clairvoyance to perceive the true nature of Dorje Shugden directly. I love to see great beings like this manifesting closeness. When I see, I just want to prostrate to them and thank them for sharing such good examples to someone like me. Praise to the ego-less mind! Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
Beautiful! His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang has always been good friends with His Holiness Karmapa. No wonder H.H. Karmapa never spoke against Dorje Shugden. Two reasons perhaps: One is he knows the qualities of Trijang Rinpoche who is a attained being. And Karmapa himself has clairvoyance to perceive the true nature of Dorje Shugden directly. I love to see great beings like this manifesting closeness. When I see, I just want to prostrate to them and thank them for sharing such good examples to someone like me. Praise to the ego-less mind! Tsem Rinpoche
Serkong Dorje Chang on the left and his son Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche on the right.
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Serkong Dorje Chang on the left and his son Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche on the right.
High lamas in France September 2016
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High lamas in France September 2016
༧གོང་ས་ཆེན་པོ་སྐུ་འཕྲེང་བཅུ་བཞི་པ་མཆོག་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན། - Interesting relationship between 14th Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden:   http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109757
5 months ago
༧གོང་ས་ཆེན་པོ་སྐུ་འཕྲེང་བཅུ་བཞི་པ་མཆོག་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན། - Interesting relationship between 14th Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109757
Dalai Lama Says We Can Practise Dorje Shugden Finally! Read more on this development--- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109777
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Dalai Lama Says We Can Practise Dorje Shugden Finally! Read more on this development--- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109777
More time spent in dharma work is more karma collected to be happy and more time spent in non-dharma works is more karma collected to be unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche
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More time spent in dharma work is more karma collected to be happy and more time spent in non-dharma works is more karma collected to be unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche
All Dorje Shugden prophesizes will come to pass,
 Those who generate refuge and merits will trust, 
 By trusting one will see the good results of his pronouncements,
 By seeing the good results, one\'s path becomes more clear, 
 The path of practice, purification and siddhic results, 
 This would eliminate the samsara within our minds.
 ~Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
All Dorje Shugden prophesizes will come to pass, Those who generate refuge and merits will trust, By trusting one will see the good results of his pronouncements, By seeing the good results, one's path becomes more clear, The path of practice, purification and siddhic results, This would eliminate the samsara within our minds. ~Tsem Rinpoche
Large Dorje Shugden statue built by the 5th Dalai Lama and housed in Trode Khangsar. Sock Wand and Mdm Chuah took this picture in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
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Large Dorje Shugden statue built by the 5th Dalai Lama and housed in Trode Khangsar. Sock Wand and Mdm Chuah took this picture in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
Our own Kecharian Mdm. Chua with the oracle of Dorje Shugden Gen Tenzin Tsultrim in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
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Our own Kecharian Mdm. Chua with the oracle of Dorje Shugden Gen Tenzin Tsultrim in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Trode Khangsar-the Chapel to Dorje Shugden built 400 years ago by the Great 5th Dalai Lama-Tibet 2016
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Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Trode Khangsar-the Chapel to Dorje Shugden built 400 years ago by the Great 5th Dalai Lama-Tibet 2016
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Gaden Monastery, Tibet 2016
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Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Gaden Monastery, Tibet 2016
                         This is the oracle of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa, Tibet. His name is Gen Tenzin Tsultrim of Sera Monastery in Tibet.
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This is the oracle of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa, Tibet. His name is Gen Tenzin Tsultrim of Sera Monastery in Tibet.
Ms. Sock Wan, Oracle of Dorje Shugden in Tibet Gen Tenzin Tsultrim, Mdm Chuah and Mr. Tashi in Tibet 2016
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Ms. Sock Wan, Oracle of Dorje Shugden in Tibet Gen Tenzin Tsultrim, Mdm Chuah and Mr. Tashi in Tibet 2016
Mahasiddha Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche, H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Ven. Rabten Choktrul Rinpoche 2016
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Mahasiddha Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche, H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Ven. Rabten Choktrul Rinpoche 2016
His Eminence Mahasiddha Gangchen Rinpoche and the official oracle of Dorje Shugden Panglung Kuten Choji lah in Italy together September 2016
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His Eminence Mahasiddha Gangchen Rinpoche and the official oracle of Dorje Shugden Panglung Kuten Choji lah in Italy together September 2016
My thoughts on Malaysia. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
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My thoughts on Malaysia. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
Beautiful thangka of Vajra Yogini. Look at the details where she appears in visions and also takes people to Kechara.
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Beautiful thangka of Vajra Yogini. Look at the details where she appears in visions and also takes people to Kechara.
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His Holiness the Gaden Throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche (very young) and His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Prayer Hall during prayers.
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Left to right: His Holiness the Gaden Throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche (very young) and His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Prayer Hall during prayers.
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It's nice when families support the spiritual journeys of their children. This is one beautiful family of Pastor Niral of Kechara
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