Heavenly feast or a dog?

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(Beautiful painting by talented Keith Dowman)

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

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  1. Pastor Lim Han Nee on Feb 25, 2017 at 11:14 am

    Mahasiddha Kukkuripa, the dog lover, shows us how true unattached love that goes beyond any trace of clinging to the non-existent self and to conventions, can release one from samsara and from all suffering and its causes, and lead one to full Enlightenment.

    Kukkuripa had a dog that he loved tremendously, and that kept him company all the while he lived and meditated in his cave. They shared bedding, food, water and each other’s company. Kukkuripa had gained attainments, through his meditations, to relinquish all attachments to dualistic concepts like “clean” and “dirty”, with regard to sharing food and everything with his beloved filthy dog.

    When KuKKuripa could do this, he was actually thinking out of the box of conventional norms and beliefs already.In ancient India, people would not co-habitate with a dog because it was considered ‘filthy’ and ‘unclean’ to do so. Kukkuripa , however, had cast away all those notions and truly loved the dog unreservedly as she loved him.

    The litmus test came when Kukkuripa had gained high attainments and the Dakinis came to take him to Kechara Paradise. Although he overcame his hesitation to leave his beloved dog alone, and went with them, yet , while he was up in Kechara Paradise enjoying the teachings and the feasts, he missed and worried about his dog being left alone, with no one to look after her or find her food. He kept thinking of her, and felt guilty about her being abandoned like that.

    Finally, he could not take it anymore. He left Kechara Paradise and went back to his cave to be with his dog. Despite admonitions from the Dakinis(who were shocked he chose the dog over the prospect of advancing in meditation and gaining higher attainments in Kechara Paradise), he left everything and came back to his beloved dog.

    One day, not long after, he returned, his dog licked his eyes to close them. When he opened them again..lo and behold..in front of him was his dog, transformed into a dakini in shimmering light. It was the Queen of Kechara Paradise. It was Vajrayogini who had taken the form of a filthy dog, to become the close companion and beloved pet of Kukkuripa!

    Vajrayogini then told Kukkuripa that his giving up Kechara Paradise just to be with his dog showed that he had given up all attachments to dualistic projections of pleasant and unpleasant. For this, he had finally attained to full enlightenment in Kechara Paradise!

    After his enlightenment,Kukkuripa became very famous and gave many teachings to countless beings and benefited many. Later, he ascended to Kechara Paradise a second time, as a fully enlightened being!

    I love this story because it shows how powerful is love for another being that can transcend boundaries and dualistic concepts and conventional norms and beliefs that are bound by dualistic thinking.

  2. Chris Chong on Dec 31, 2015 at 12:59 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing the story of Mahasiddha Kukkuripa. This story show us that we should not be attached to anything in order for us to gain liberation from samsara. Kukkuripa had been into Kechara paradise and enjoyed the luxuries there. However, he decided to return to his old cave away from luxuries just to be with his doggie companion again.

    This does not mean that Kukkuripa is attached to his dog. He is just being loyal and compassionate towards his dog. He cant stand to see his dog being hungry and lonely while he had all those luxuries in Kechara heaven.

    In Vajrayogini’s tantra, our attachments are being used to gain attainments. When we release ourselves of any attachment , physically or mentally, we will be liberated.

    Chris

  3. jc on Jan 7, 2014 at 3:16 am

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Thank you for sharing this story.At last I know i m not alone n it make feel very comfortable with my “life” now.I was born more inclined towards animals n I wonder is there any Kukkuripa meditation mantra available ?
    Thanks in advance n appreciated.

  4. Wylfred Ng on Dec 14, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for the sharing.

    But i have one question here. The motivation to Kechara Paradise and the companion of the dog, which one is attachment???????

  5. Cliff on May 16, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    I really enjoyed reading this story, Kukkuripa was such a great person being face with such a situation choosing heavenly feast over a dog. She wasn’t only a dog to him, she is his loyal friend who kept him company throughout his meditation. Sharing his bed, food, water and shelter was such a beautiful thing to do. Dogs are such great loyal companions who are capable of showing such great love towards a human being. I wish being faced with the same situation many people would have done the same thing and not abandon such a great friend. Thank you for sharing this story Rinpoche.

  6. Angelshooi on Nov 12, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Thank You Rinpoche for the posting.

    I like the story of Kukkuripa, it’s simple to understand yet profile. The teachings is about not selfish, compassion and attachment. The teachings will help me to think for others first instead of me. Thanks Rinpoche.

  7. joey wong on Nov 8, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    This story kind of touched my heart as these days it is hard to find someone with true loyalty these days and this mahasiddha was so loyal to his dog that he discarded his own sense of cleanliness and even the happiness and joy of the pure lands. Sometimes, I wish that some of my friends were like that too, that they would not abandon me when things get difficult or tricky but sadly most of them did. I would not abandon my friends in times of need or in times where there are plenty as well.

  8. PhillisChin on Sep 13, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    Although be at Heaven will be happy. But….. i will prefer share food, drinks, bedding together with doggie. To me, they are not much different with human, just that cant talk.
    Thank you Rinpoche to share such a inspire true story, i love true story and i love Kukkuripa!! ^^, Thank youu~~

  9. grace (KSJC) on Sep 10, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    this is really a beautiful story for Kukkuripa which show his great to the animal and even give up the his dream goal to be stay in paradise. i must admit that most of time if given a choice, we will choose for good one without consider any impact to other, we get use to think only ourself. we should learn for Kukkuripa not only focus on ourself, we need to help and think of other also .

  10. So Kin Hoe on Sep 9, 2012 at 11:56 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this post. Two days ago, i saw a puppy walking on the road side with cars moving here and there. I have picked the puppy up, gave him milk, vaccinated him and kept him in my house for 3 days. Finally i was able to find the puppy a new owner to adopt him and the owner came to collect him this morning.

    I truly understand Kukkuripa’s feeling after he left his dog alone in the cave while he was having feasts in Kechara. I pray for more people to treat animals with care and passion. Most importantly for the dogs’ owner never to abandon their dogs and must commit to take care of their dogs until their last breath.

  11. joey wong on Sep 9, 2012 at 1:00 am

    Kukuripa’s loyalty to his dog is something amazing. And it was his loyalty that go him through. This story really reminded me of how loyalty can get us very far with our Dharma practice and with everything else in life…

  12. Wah Ying on Sep 4, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    This is a simple story with profound teaching. I like the story.

    What I understand from the story is the feeling of pleasant or unpleasant is deluded by our delusions; if that’s the case heaven or hell is our delusions as well. So Kukkuripa does not attach to Kechara heaven to let his beloved dog suffer from loneliness and starving.

  13. Irene Lim on Sep 4, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    Kukkuripa the dog lover Mahasiddha – so loyal to his dog won him enlightenment.

  14. william on Sep 4, 2012 at 12:01 am

    Not many people will give up wealth and enjoyment for a dog, especially someone who has ascended to Kechara Paradise. But Kukkuripa is the exception. It is because of his no attachment to the luxury and enjoyment that he is able to give up all to be with his dog. This is a true example of love that know no barriers.

    And he gained enlightenment because he is not attach to himself where he could eat together with his dog and the same food. I have not even reached a level close to him. Kukkuripa is someone who inspires and may we have the same strength to reach his level.

  15. KYC on Sep 3, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    I will also choose sentient beings if these sentient beings cannot follow me to heaven. I’ll stay with them.

  16. EricLee KHJB on Sep 3, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    我不惊讶kukkuripa的决定,因为我们想要修行的最终的目的,除了是让自己能够脱离六道轮回,离苦得乐,而且也希望借由自己的明白或了解,可以引导更多的人达到离苦得乐的境界。独乐乐,不如众乐乐,如果换成是我,这也是我希望的修行目的,这才是修行真正可以利益大众的最终目标。

  17. Uncle Eddie on Sep 3, 2012 at 10:36 am

    It is said when a compassionate person is with others, he/she always brings happiness and harmony. Because of the quality of such a person’s mind, simply seeing him or her makes one feel happy and contended. Even though such a person seeks no praise, good reputation or fame, people and beings of all respect admire and adore such a person. Beings, with such a person is already a good karmic merit, and able to help and do things for him and her will be a heavenly reward. Such is the perfect virtuous teacher that this “lucky dog” has the good karma to meet up with; at least to be truly nutured, help and freedfrom all sufferings – such a bodisattva with a perfect understanding and infinite compassion to work extensively for the sake of all beings! Om mani padme hum.

  18. jennifer on Sep 2, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    What a lovely lovely story. I love stories about animals and happy endings ! It’s a beautiful tale of loyalty, unconditional love and devotion.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this true story with us. I always love Rinpoche’s stories, especially when it’s about doggies!!

  19. wei theng on Sep 2, 2012 at 6:26 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this great story. This really let me think further on what I would choose. I would not choose heaven because of the feast but I would choose it for the chance to advance in meditation and later have better power to help the dog. However, when i think further, heaven is just one of the 6 realms. it is still within the samsara. To save the dog maybe the right choice as helping people/beings may not be able to wait and it should be any time, any where…

  20. Low ksjc on Sep 2, 2012 at 12:23 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this Mahasiddha achievement with us.Initially I thought that it was attachment that could not separate him from the dog (this is definitely wrong view)But after reading the story to the end,I could understand that it was out of compassion he could not abandon a true friend as she was a sentient being with feelings and not an object without life.No matter how unpleasant the cave was they could manage to find joy in their companionship . Abandonment for the sake of self interest did not cross his mind which he value sincerity and loyalty without agenda up most.
    We certainly hope in time to come ,we could gain such high attainment of realization.

  21. patsy on Sep 1, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Outwardly it may look like Kukkuripa is attached to the dog. But as a Mahasiddha who had gained high attainments and is a true bodhisattva, he was not attached to the heavenly feast and chose to come back again to help those who needed help and are suffering.

  22. Joy on Sep 1, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    My doggie my doggie… of course I will choose my doggie. How could my doggie not even come along? I would have grabbed my doggie if I could… and if I could not, how could I ignore his cries? Loyalty is one of the essence of being human not just compassionate.

  23. Leat Thium Loo on Sep 1, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Oh dear! as I was reading it, I thought me too will devolope “King like Buddhicitta” first, as I read on further I regret! sign…

  24. MayOng on Sep 1, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    Kukkuripa had a special relationship with his dog. I don’t think he knew then his dog was Vajrayogini. it seemed to me it was the final test when he was invited by the dakinis to go to Kechara Paradise and stay there forever so he can feast and learn more, instead of being with his loyal friend who stood thick and thin with him.

    Kukkuripa cannot bear the suffering of his dog starving and lonely while he feast up in paradise alone. He made his choice to return to his loyal companion instead, hence the dog finally revealed its true self to him as Vajrayogini. I like this moral story and lesson learnt. Thank you again for this inspiring story.

  25. Sofi on Sep 1, 2012 at 3:21 am

    During his time in the cave, he had overcame viewing his dog as an animal/pet. As mentioned, they shared everything, which to me means as family/friend on equal footing. When he was in Kechara Paradise upon gaining higher attainments, he overcame his view on happiness and willing went back to his companion. This was due to compassion for the suffering of the dog.
    From this, I’ve learnt that we should practise for our enlightenment but we should have the compassion to help others during our journey. In this story its the dog, but could easily apply to our family members, friend and other sentient beings. For me the whole point of enlightenment is to help others out of suffering.

  26. lewkwanleng on Aug 31, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    It is always very touching reading Mahasiddha stories. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing!

  27. Grace Leong on Aug 31, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Heavenly feast would definitely not be my choice . But I would be attracted to the temptation offered by the Dakinis to stay in Paradise in order to attain higher qualities and then used them to help the dog . If I do that , the poor doggy could starve to death before I can even achieve the higher qualities ! Alas , the wisdom of emptiness and compassion of Kukkuripa are the qualities which I should aspire to achieve ! Thank you Rinpoche for this teaching .

  28. Wan Wai Meng on Aug 31, 2012 at 1:23 am

    I feel Kukkuripa is such a great practitioner and he had compassion for the dog who was a friend for him through his ordeals. The dog also was not an obstacle to his practice. And the fact he saw that being in kechara it not higher or better than being in a cave with a dog shows that he has given up all attachments to this is good and this is bad.

  29. sarahyap on Aug 30, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    One of my favourite Mahasiddhas of all time =)

  30. tfreon on Aug 30, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing this Story. I remember this story was in one of the 84 Mahasiddhas stories. I can remember this story well. Mahasiddha Kukkuripa compassion is so great. Especially when he gave up the “heaven” and decided to accompany the dog.

    At my level now, i don’t think i can even give up the “heaven”
    I might be selfish and just go to the “heaven” without my pets.
    Through Mahasiddha Kukkuripa story, he teaches me to be kind towards animals, not just to give a morsel of food to them and end of the story, but, compassion towards them. Even feel for them.

    Think more deeper, if we believe in Karma and reincarnate. Animal or pets that we see, might be a human once before. Maybe some one we love in our past life. How can we give up some one we love before and liberate ourself without them.If we are to be reincarnate as animal
    do i want to be treated badly. This story once again urge me to think deeper and act more kind towards animals.

    Thank you Rinpoche for always look for teaching material to teach us

    Love
    Freon

  31. Lim Han Nee on Aug 30, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    I like this: Kukkuripa choosing his beloved dog over Paradise!. Dog and animal -lovers must surely like this story. I love this story of unconditional love for another being. In that love there is no barrier between man and dog. They are as one. Mahasiddha Kukkuripa manifested a level of compassion that breached the bounds of conventionality and thus attained Enlightenment.

    Thank you , Rinpoche, for this most lovely post.

  32. Valentina Suhendra on Aug 30, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    Dear Lama

    This story is very beautiful. In our path, there are numerous people and beings that help us to get through each day, month, and year. It may be the people we help or the people who help us. I am very grateful for every help that I have been receiving from others including strangers, new friends, old friends, etc. The Kukuripa’s story is beautiful because he does not leave his BFF, the dog although a paradise is being offered to him.

  33. Sean Wang on Aug 30, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Thanks for sharing this post! I think that the story is about how we should be detached from our “happinessess”. Kukkuripa had so much compassion for his dog, he returned from a paradise to spend time to care for the dog. It was not that he was “attached” to the dog, although it outwardly looks like it, but in fact, he returned to the dog to take care of it as he saw that the dog was lacking care. He was overwhelmed by compassion. It is a very moving story.

  34. Han on Aug 30, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    I love Kukkuripa and his doggie’s story very much, very inspiring and something to ponder about :
    Vajra Yogini 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). ”

    To me when i reread the story and feel the love towards the dog, I would choose the dog too !

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this amazing post!

  35. Sheryl KH (JB) on Aug 30, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    I love this story very much about Kukkuripa, maybe this is because of the fact that I am a dog lover too and so this story sinks into my heart very fast.

    I do not know much, but am assuming that those who choose to do meditation are with aim to gain higher attainments. Kukkuripa obviously has achieved this but he chose instead to be back to the cold dark cave just to be with his dog.

    I am glad to read that later on Vajra Yogini saw this and granted him with final enlightment.

    Sometimes when we are given the choices of between the good and the not-so-good, it is very tempting for us to chose the former, especially if it is a goal that we have been working very hard for. At the same time, however, it is also the time to test our dignity. Loyalty goes to both animals and humans.

    I was once told that it is not a good thing for me to keep my dog sometimes ago. At that time, I already have this dog of mine for 8 years. I could have given her up for my own benefits, but thanksfully this thought went away soon and I am glad that I made this decision. I wont know if what has been said is true, but I simply feel that I couldnt given this dog up. She wont know how to take care of herself, as simple as that.

    Dogs have the most sincere and pure eyes like newly born babies. She never fails to wait for me at the doorstep when I go out. Sometimes her wait for me was so long that it warmed the floor that she lied on, ….and this both pains and warms my heart at the same time.

    I love both the pictures that have been posted up here. They are both very beautiful…even more beautiful is the real story behind them…:)

  36. adrian chow on Aug 30, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Amazingly one could gave up eternal happiness and countless feast just for another person, in this case is a dog. This very inspiring story is to show us that we shall not forget those who standing by our side during difficult times, these people has given us their loyalty, help and support in any kind and especially our parents. We shall never forget their effort, care and support for bringing us up. In return we shall show love, care and respect to them.

    It is very difficult to be able to do what Mahasiddha Kukkuripa has done, to gave up everything which is so important, if not he won’t be meditating in that cave in a first place. May Mahasiddha Kukkuripa continue your activities for the benefit of all sentient beings.

    Thank you Tsem Tulku Rinpoche for sharing this very inspiring true story.

  37. KH Ng on Aug 30, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    I will chose any sentient beings than a heavenly feast. Thanks Rinpoche.

  38. abby f on Aug 30, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    I agree with Jace. I will hesitate whether I should stay at Kechara and help my doggie in the other way round because this is something that I learnt also. But I think I will regret as well, because when I am capable to take care of my doggie but I don’t do so, I will regret to die.

    It is very inspiring. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this! Many people think dog is a dog, they always think that human is superior. I don’t agree. We should treat all animals just like our friends and family. I believe that kindness is a true nature within ourselves. We just need to develop more and more!

  39. Jace Chong on Aug 30, 2012 at 11:29 am

    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing the story.

    Although I love my dog, but I think stupid me will choose to stay in the heaven as like what the Dakini told Kukuripa, that when we learn and gain more knowledge, we can help the doggie in another way. That’s what I thought I have learned, that to give up whatever we attached to, for higher attainment.

    But the best thing about Buddhism is, there’s never be right and wrong. Anything that arises from the heart of compassion is Buddhadharma. Thanks Rinpoche for teaching me an important lesson, we can even give up our “heaven” to show our compassion and love to another being.

    That’s the true compassion. _/\_

    • tfreon on Aug 30, 2012 at 7:20 pm

      Dear Jace, I like what you say. Thank you for inspiring me too.

  40. HelenaC on Aug 30, 2012 at 10:49 am

    Ohhhhhhhhhhh…this is so touching!! I like what Vincent had said :”I’ll choose the dog, I don’t need to be in a Heaven to be happy, what’s the point being at a pleasant place when I can’t be happy where else I can be happy in an unpleasant place.”
    For me my dogs are my best friend. Kukkuripa is very firm on his decision as he know what make him hapy most. We must always think of others feelings. This story is is very inspiring. I learn that to be enlighten is not only think of yourself but others 🙂
    Thank you Rinpoche for the post. Love it!

  41. daisy sun on Aug 30, 2012 at 10:48 am

    owesome story. xxx. thanks!

  42. Ethan Hoo on Aug 30, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Thank you, Rinpoche. Thanks for sharing this story. It’s so beautiful about how much love Mahasiddha Kukkuripa has for his dog. May everyone loves their dogs like a part of the family, which they really are.

  43. Cynthia Lee on Aug 30, 2012 at 4:26 am

    This is such a simple yet powerful teaching on abandonment when one is in a better position/place.

    This story also represents how a Boddhisattva should think and act. A true Boddhisattva will not be able to stay in heaven but will continuously come back to help and be with the ones in need.

  44. Vincent Cheng on Aug 30, 2012 at 3:04 am

    I’ll choose the dog, I don’t need to be in a Heaven to be happy, what’s the point being at a pleasant place when I can’t be happy where else I can be happy in an unpleasant place.
    Loyal to one’s partner is also very important, how can I say I’m loyal to someone that I see only once in a blue moon where else I can’t be loyal to someone I see everyday.

    Cheers

    • YenC on Aug 30, 2012 at 8:53 am

      Vincent Cheng, you are so SPOT ON in your comments. BRAVO.

  45. Lai on Aug 30, 2012 at 2:11 am

    Money or Heavenly feast? Heavenly feast.
    Heavenly feast or a loyal friend? loyal friend.
    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing the great story.

    • DR on Sep 1, 2012 at 7:07 pm

      I do not see Kukkuripa as picking his beloved dog over Kechara Paradise. He picked selflessness over self attachment. A true bodhisattva.

  46. sweekeong on Aug 30, 2012 at 1:12 am

    Poor doggie, I cannot abandon the little doggie. I will choose the dog. I pray I have the will to choose the dog if I found myself in this circumstance in future.

  47. Sean Pang on Aug 30, 2012 at 1:01 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Many thanks for sharing this wonderful and inspiring story.

    Which one would I choose? I would choose the dog too but on a different level, I guess. If I know that someone I love and am loyal to is suffering because of my absence and I have a choice to return to his or her side to alleviate the pain, I would choose to return. But that’s based on my current logic and not knowing what Kechara Paradise is like. I pray that if I should ever face the same test, I will be similarly blessed with enough merits to make the same choice.

    Always learning, your humble student,
    Sean in Shanghai

  48. Wendy Loh on Aug 30, 2012 at 12:57 am

    Thank you, Rinpoche for sharing this story. As I was reading it, I thought, what a wise and compassionate Mahasiddha Kukkuripa is. Kechara Paradise was not outside of him but within him because it was not the external pleasures, comforts and attainments but his unconditional love for doggie that brought him enlightenment. How beautiful! How inspiring. 🙂

  49. Aron Silzle on Aug 30, 2012 at 12:37 am

    As I said before, this is my favorite Mahasiddha! Thank you again for your post!!

    • tsemtulku on Aug 30, 2012 at 12:41 am

      Dear Aron, You are most welcome. May Kukkuripa bless you to become just like him and me too!! Tsem Rinpoche

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  • Joy Kam
    Sunday, Feb 26. 2017 12:41 AM
    ***The Advantages of Propitiating Dorje Shugden: Part 1***

    According to His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden is a fully enlightened Buddha who appears in the form of a worldly god so that beings in this era can access his blessings quicker and more powerfully.

    Dorje Shugden is also known as the Protector of our time because, apart from guiding Buddhist practitioners on their path to Enlightenment, he also attends to our daily challenges and obstacles. Dorje Shugden does this not because he is a fulfiller of samsaric wishes but because in his omniscience, Dorje Shugden recognises that the human mind becomes distracted from Dharma practice by mundane problems. Hence alleviating our worries and fulfilling our wishes is just a means by which Dorje Shugden helps practitioners achieve the higher objective, i.e. a flourishing Dharma practice.

    The problems that people of our time encounter are common everywhere we go and they include:

    1) Financial problems
    2) Illnesses and diseases
    3) Natural disasters and epidemics
    4) Stres and depression
    5) Violent crimes and wars
    6) Loss of purpose and direction

    How Dorje Shugden Helps…
    http://www.dorjeshugden.org/blog/the-advantages-of-propitiating-dorje-shugden-part-1
  • Joy Kam
    Sunday, Feb 26. 2017 12:38 AM
    ***The Advantages of Propitiating Dorje Shugden: Part 2***

    The Dharma Protector’s role is to ensure that practitioners have uninhibited access to the teachings, the clarity to understand the principles and meanings, and suitable conditions to apply what they have learned. And so, for the practitioner, the Dharma Protector functions to avert inner and outer obstacles the practitioner may encounter, and where necessary, provide conditions and resources for the practitioner’s Dharma journey to be smooth and unobstructed.

    http://www.dorjeshugden.org/blog/the-advantages-of-propitiating-dorje-shugden-part-2
  • Joy Kam
    Sunday, Feb 26. 2017 12:36 AM
    Take a little bit of Dorje Shugden knowledge with you wherever you go. Download these teachings in the language that suits you best. English, Chinese, Tibetan, or even Italian, Nepali, Korean and Mongolian – we have it all here, for you, for free.

    >>> Dorje Shugden Images & More <<<
    http://www.dorjeshugden.org/category/media/downloads

  • Lin Mun
    Saturday, Feb 25. 2017 08:31 PM
    Mumu is so cute on the treadmill. Rinpoche is very creative in getting Mumu to exercise. When we want the best for our pet, we will think out of the box to help. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the knowledge and video.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/videos/mumu-on-the-treadmill.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Feb 25. 2017 07:42 PM
    Scary to know what exactly happened to Angel during her waking from sleep.Watched the video, wondering its sleep paralysis or the unseen beings pressing on her. This weird phenomenon as explained by Rinpoche is that she was karmically connected with the unseen beings.I do believe the unseen beings do exists after all, I am glad Angel is back to her own self , its over now.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/till-i-see-blood.html#comment-736240
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Feb 25. 2017 07:40 PM
    Sleep paralysis whether is science or paranormal.From what i read and hear to me its more paranormal as i do believe in unseen beings do exist after all. Sleep paralysis is more likely to be caused by paranormal distinct existence. I have not experience one before but at least i know now what i can do if it happen to me after reading this post.There are many other methods to protect ourselves just in case,like reciting our powerful mantra of Dorje Shugden( OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SOHA ) .
    Thank you Vinnie Tan for sharing this article.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/sleep-paralysis-medical-or-paranormal.html#comment-736360
  • Pastor Shin
    Saturday, Feb 25. 2017 05:06 PM
    Interesting read from Tsemrinpoche.com

    Energy Channels
    This vital life force or chi, is composed of two kinds of forces, yin and yang, and flows along a sophisticated network of energy pathways, or highways, circuiting the body. Over 2000 years ago ancient cultures knew of the existence of these energy channels. They were called ‘sen’ in Thailand, ‘nadis’ in India, ‘meridians’, ‘channels’ or ‘vessels’ in China and Japan, and ‘channels’ in Tibet. In India, where many eastern healing arts developed, there were said to be 72,000 nadis or energy pathways. Disease is believed to be a blockage in the energy flow of these channels. A range of healing traditions, including acupuncture, acupressure, massage and yoga, are founded on the principle of the existence of energy channels or pathways, known as meridians, or nadis, running around the body in an expansive network.

    read more: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/science-finally-proves-meridians-exist.html
  • Pastor Shin
    Saturday, Feb 25. 2017 03:33 PM
    (REPLY FOR BEN)
    For Pastor Shin – Are pujas more effective than prayers?

    Pujas are more comprehensive as they involve rituals and prayers. In other words, prayers are part of a puja. Each puja is done based on scriptural texts and methods passed down by the lineage masters, which invokes the blessings of Buddhas/ meditational deities. Apart from recitation of mantras and meditation, ritual cakes (tormas) and other offerings are also done for pujas.

    You can read more about pujas here:

    – Powerful Pujas
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/the-power-of-prayers.html

    – What are pujas about… do take a good read…
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/what-are-pujas-about-do-take-a-good-read.html

    You may also want to read about “Dorje Shugden’s Puja and Its Benefits”, which explains the components of a puja, as well as the benefits.
    http://www.dorjeshugden.org/blog/dorje-shugdens-puja-and-its-benefits

    I hope the above info will help in answering your question.
  • Pastor Shin
    Saturday, Feb 25. 2017 02:24 PM
    Fully enlightened beings can manifest in whatever form they so choose in order to benefit sentient beings. Buddhas can manifest in the form of a Lama, a spiritual friend and even in the form of sound, which are called mantras. In essence mantras are the holy energies of the Buddhas in the form of sound. Reciting mantras of the Buddhas, meditational deities (Yidams) and Dharma Protectors therefore invokes their blessings to bring about a beneficial impact in our lives.

    http://www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/dorje-shugdens-mantra
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Feb 25. 2017 01:37 PM
    Very touching……. i do enjoyed watching those videos.
    So courage of John Byrne the homeless man to jump into the ice cold water to safe his pet rabbit.What he did was indeed incredible .His love and compassion for his pet rabbit and dog is an example,inspiration to us .
    Even though he is homeless yet he care and love his pet rabbit and dog so much giving food by begging.
    The man Gary Kearney who threw the pet rabbit was sentenced to four months detention.It show that the law do not tolerate cruelty to animals. A lesson to learn from here is to love.care and compassion to all sentient beings whatever happen to them.Never abused them.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing and i have shared with my friends too.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/the-rabbit-in-the-river.html
  • Joy Kam
    Saturday, Feb 25. 2017 02:12 AM
    **The Three Bodies of a Buddha**

    The primary manifestation of a fully enlightened being is called the Dharmakaya. “Dharma” means phenomenon, while “kaya” means body. Therefore, Dharmakaya refers to the primordial or true nature of phenomena which is beyond conceptual and dualistic thought. This manifestation is essentially the mind of a fully enlightened being, beyond appearance and sensory perception. This mind knows no limits or boundaries… more: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/blog/the-three-bodies-of-a-buddha
  • Joy Kam
    Saturday, Feb 25. 2017 02:10 AM
    ***Yangdup Wealth Puja 2017*** blog post is out.

    Find out why is the Yangdup Puja performed? How does wealth play a role in Buddhism? Isn’t Buddhism about letting go of one’s worldly attachments? Check out the fabulous pictures and videos here >>> http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/yangdup-wealth-puja-2017.html
  • Ben
    Saturday, Feb 25. 2017 01:56 AM
    For Pastor Shin – Are pujas more effective than prayers?
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  • Pastor Shin
    Saturday, Feb 25. 2017 01:29 AM
    By understanding Dorje Shugden’s enlightened nature, we realise that relying on him cannot lead us anywhere except for Enlightenment. Reciting any praise of Dorje Shugden on a daily basis reminds us of his attainments, and the type of being we are propitiating. It also serves as a reminder of the qualities we can attain as a result of relying on him, that his practice will help us to attain common and uncommon siddhis.

    http://www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/praise-of-dorje-shugdens-origins
  • Pastor Shin
    Saturday, Feb 25. 2017 01:28 AM
    Incense has been used as a traditional substance for offering since the birth of Buddhism. The first recorded instance of incense being used occurs in the story of Magadha Sangmo, whose impact can be seen across the ancient Buddhist world. The daughter of Suddatta, a layman and the Buddha’s primary patron, she herself was an ardent student of Buddha Shakyamuni. After marrying, she longed to see her Guru, the Buddha and offer dana. Climbing to the roof of her in-law’s house, she offered incense and a verse of invocation. The omniscient Buddha heard her prayers and arrived with his entire entourage, descending from the sky on a lion to fulfil her request.

    http://www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/incense-offering-prayers-to-dorje-shugden

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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! 

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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
2 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
3 months ago
This huge Buddha in Korea is magnificent
The very first oracle of Dorje Shugden in trance statue. I have commissioned this.
3 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.
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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
3 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?
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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
5 months ago
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
5 months ago
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
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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
5 months ago
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
5 months ago
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
5 months ago
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
5 months ago
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
5 months ago
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.
5 months ago
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
5 months ago
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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My thoughts on Malaysia. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
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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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Jog Falls a power place of Vajra Yogini and Heruka: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=108652
Don\'t wait for the perfect group. Don\'t wait for the perfect person. Don\'t wait for the perfect situation. Don\'t expect yourself to be perfect. Don\'t even look for perfection at least in our realm as it does not exist or time will run out. Just get going and keep doing good. It\'s between you and yourself. Tsem Rinpoche
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Don't wait for the perfect group. Don't wait for the perfect person. Don't wait for the perfect situation. Don't expect yourself to be perfect. Don't even look for perfection at least in our realm as it does not exist or time will run out. Just get going and keep doing good. It's between you and yourself. Tsem Rinpoche
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