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.

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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. Anne Ong on Apr 10, 2017 at 9:52 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. 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 Rinpoche for this inspiring story.

  2. Fong on Mar 25, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    That he would share his food with the dog and not bothered whether it is clean or unclean, at a time and in a place where dogs were shunned, just goes to show that Kukkuripa had given up attachments and projections of pleasant and unpleasant. That he could give up the feasts and attention of the Dakinis in Kechara and instead went back to caring for his dog, showed his love, kindness, feeling of equanimity and compassion for his dog that was his loyal companion.

    So, if we can remember the teaching here to let go of attachments and projections, to always have love, compassion and equanimity for all sentient beings, then only can we progress towards attainments and enlightenment.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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???????

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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~~

  11. 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 .

  12. 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.

  13. 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…

  14. 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.

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

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

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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。

  19. 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.

  20. 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!!

  21. 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…

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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…

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

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

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

  29. 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 .

  30. 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.

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

    One of my favourite Mahasiddhas of all time =)

  32. 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

  33. 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.

  34. 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.

  35. 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.

  36. 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!

  37. 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…:)

  38. 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.

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

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

  40. 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!

  41. 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.

  42. 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!

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

    owesome story. xxx. thanks!

  44. 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.

  45. 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.

  46. 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.

  47. 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.

  48. 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.

  49. 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

  50. 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. 🙂

  51. 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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  • Lin Mun
    Friday, Apr 28. 2017 04:00 PM
    Everything we offer to Buddha is a form of mind transformation and practise our mind to be focus even when doing water offering. When pouring the water into the bowl we have to recite Om Ah Hum (3 times), think positively and pouring it slowly so it does not spill and leaving the space of a grain of rice before reaching the top. After offering we also have to clean the bowls properly without leaving stain. All this is to train our mind.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the many benefits and water offering in a simple to understand article.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/making-water-offerings-to-the-buddhas.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Apr 28. 2017 03:38 PM
    Trolls are assiociates as beings of Scandinavian folklore.A large number of different mythological creatures continue to live on in Scandinavian folklore.They have different shapes,habitat and filthy features . There are also numerous tales of trolls told and retold.Trolls are also believed to have the magigal powers, which were folktales ,posses capabilities that are beyond human .What ever it was a remnant of a long-lost reality for sure. I do believe that there’s a very high chance trolls had existed in the past.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing ,i do enjoyed all the stories in these article even though it just folk tales.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/the-hidden-nature-of-trolls.html
  • Jason
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 11:54 PM
    People always expect return on some contribution being done especially in charity events. When the return was under their expectations then they will feel sad or unhappy.
    As Rinpoche said, Dharma is a teachings to transform our mind to become bodicitta or selfless to benefit others without condition. Once we practiced selfless mind, our mind will not be affected by others people reaction.
    What will be my legacy? I think this is not really important to me anymore once I know Dharma teachings from Rinpoche.
    Thanks Datuk May for sharing to benefit more people.

    Jason

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/guest-contributors/what-will-be-your-legacy.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 08:56 PM
    Amazing miracles true story …of how Rinpoche helped. With Rinpoche blessing during the children baptismal ceremony,this little boy who had not spoken since 9 years old was able to speake again.Incredible….
    Chef Au truly believes been a vegetarian has help him to collects merits for his son.Rinpoche’s care and compassion has benefited many more people.Through these stories hope more people will be inspired to achieve the state of compassion and attainments.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Loh Seng Piow for this sharing.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-4.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 07:51 PM
    Having fully trust and faith in Rinpoche ,Fat monk’s mother was well again, after been diagnosed with cancerious tumour at the liver.
    Following instructions given by Rinpoche, his mother recited mantras and Fat monk did a series of pujas as told,his mother recovered then.
    Amazing……Miracles do happen.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Loh Seng Piow for sharing.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-3.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 05:27 PM
    We are no strangers to the creatures called Werewolves. They are often depicted as the Jekyll-and-Hyde-like monsters in movies who are unable to control their animal instincts when they shift from human form to a wolf-like creature, usually during the full moon. Together with the Vampires who can transform into bats, are my childhood imagery villains, who triggered my curiosity on mythical creatures during younger days. They still do, lol.

    It is gruesome to learn that real life werewolves are actually brutal even when they are in human forms. It is a far depict from the movies and fictions, where they are civil and level headed when in human form. I hope one day science or technology can provide more proves the existence of werewolves, and debunk the reason of this mystical shapeshifter.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/werewolves-the-shapeshifters.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 05:07 PM
    The miraculous power of Protectors’ practice can heal and shield us from negative karma from ripening. Through the blessings of our Guru, coupled with strong faith and trust, the practices will take effect swiftly and effectively. Rejoice to Steven Lee. May he be guided by the Three Jewels always. Thank you, Pastor Seng Piow for sharing the true story with us.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-10.html
  • Lin Mun
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 03:57 PM
    This is a very touching article. I totally agree that dog is a man’s best friend. They are always so loyal to the owner. However it is sad that not all pet owners are such. Some will only treat them literally as an animal and therefore do not take good care of them. Dogs or any other animals are beings that have feeling. There should not be neglected and be abused by us. This article reminds us to always care for all beings and respect them.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this heartwarming article.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/faithful-dog-chases-deceased-owner.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 02:21 PM
    Its a heartfelt touching article of this faithful dog.Cannot imagine this ,such a wonderful relationship between that dog and the deceased owner.The greatest fear dogs know is the fear that we will not come back for them That i noticed from observing from my pet poodle.In this case this faithful dog knew his owner won’t be back.
    Dogs are loyal, patient, fearless, forgiving, capable of pure love and have feelings too.He must have missed the owner badly that he wanted to accompany the owner all the way to the resting place.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing. May that faithful dog ,continue to serve and well taken, love by the other family members.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/faithful-dog-chases-deceased-owner.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 01:46 PM
    Werewolves are known to be mythical creatures found in fiction instead of lurking in the dark woods,In various parts of the world there were few cases who have gone down in history as real life werewolves Interesting to read it from these post..How far it was true or just legends.,no one really know . Many myths and legends surrounding werewolves .To become a werewolf, it is necessary to be bitten by a werewolf in their form at the time of the full moon. Thats what all of us knew from the movies and from fiction told. Reports of werewolf sightings continued even till this century but mostly in between 1428 and 1447 .The most recent sighting of werewolf sightings in 1972. was in Ohio .but eventually subsided .
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these interesting article which i do enjoyed reading it,
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/werewolves-the-shapeshifters.html
  • Valentina
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 01:11 PM
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    Twenty-Four Holy Places & Eight Great Charnel Grounds part 2 – (focus topic: Eight Great Charnel Grounds)

    At one time there was a god by the name of Rudra who was originally part of Mahadeva’s retinue. He was a very fierce being who also had many of his own consorts. Together with his consorts he began to oppress sentient beings, and promoted violence and unethical behaviour. At that time, Heruka once again arose, and in a dance of great compassionate wrath, liberated Rudra and his consorts from their physical bodies, sending their minds to pure lands. The places where Rudra’s body parts fell became charnel grounds. …read more by clicking the following link:

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/twenty-four-holy-places-eight-great-charnel-grounds.html
  • Jason
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 03:07 AM
    This year Wesak Day fall on 10 of May. This day is very special and meaningful to me because I will visit Kechara Forest Retreat(KFR) to join some meritorious event there.
    For me, Wesak is a day to commemorate Buddha Sakyamuni in three aspect( Birth , Enlightened, Nirwana).
    While we celebrate Wesak, we must remind ourselves to learn from Buddha teachings and practice it in order to gain attainment.
    Thanks Rinpoche and Pastor Seng Piow for sharing in order to create more understanding on Wesak Day.

    Jason

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/wesak-day-special-on-rtm-2.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Wednesday, Apr 26. 2017 06:10 PM
    OMG! This is very touching. To see a doggie who never left go of his owner in spite of death. Way more powerful than many who proclaimed “till death do us part.” Just like the human, not all doggies are as loyal as this tear-jerking pet, but I truly believe almost all doggies offer unconditional love to the person who feeds and cares for them. Even when they are stray animals. There was a stray dog who will run two streets from the entrance of the “Taman” until the car stops in front of the house, just to greet me. You can imagine the warm and conviction in my heart that these beings are more than capable of loving than many of us, human! Thank you for this lovely sharing. I miss my doggie, Sherab.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/faithful-dog-chases-deceased-owner.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Wednesday, Apr 26. 2017 06:00 PM
    Thank you, Pastor Seng Piow, for this amazing sharing. There is no doubt about the ability of our Guru, His Eminence the 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche. His incarnations have been compassionate and taken rebirth to return and spread the dharma so that sentient beings can benefit and learn some dharma in our short life.

    We shall never doubt our Guru; but must see that He is one with our Yidam and Protector, an attained being. Even if our Guru does not demonstrate clairvoyance abilities, we must never contest our Guru, for he holds the key (dharma) that can liberate us from eternal suffering in samsara.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-1-2.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Wednesday, Apr 26. 2017 05:50 PM
    Thank you, Pastor Seng Piow, for the illustrated miracle story on how Rinpoche guided Cynthia and Marici away from danger through protector’s practice. The unseen exist, whether we like it or not. Some of them are malicious and have the affinity or karma with some of us. Hence they can cause harm and disturbance. By engaging in Protectors’ practice like Dorje Shugden and Setrap that have been practiced by the high lamas of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism, we are protected and guarded against harm.

    Rinpoche is compassionate and only want the best for us. His teachings are not meant to show off the power of the divines but offer us a way out from our desperate samsara conundrum that binds us from engaging in deeper spiritual practice. Rinpoche always teaches us to focus on mind transformation and Tsongkhapa practice. How fortunate we are to have met Rinpoche in this lifetime. We must not let this rare and precious opportunity go to waste.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-12.html

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Holy Lady Buddha Vajra Yogini\'s blessing can be found when we decide to focus out to others instead of in to only ourselves.
~ Tsem Tulku Rinpoche
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Holy Lady Buddha Vajra Yogini's blessing can be found when we decide to focus out to others instead of in to only ourselves. ~ Tsem Tulku Rinpoche
His Holiness Vajradhara Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Monastery who is the refuge of countless, gives a clear explanation of Dorje Shugden. One is able to hear his holy voice and translation by Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen! Please see here and share: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=122352
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His Holiness Vajradhara Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Monastery who is the refuge of countless, gives a clear explanation of Dorje Shugden. One is able to hear his holy voice and translation by Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen! Please see here and share: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=122352
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: This picture says it all. Click on it to enlarge and read and please share.
This is a simple chart showing the three main psychic channels used in tantric meditations to control the winds, raise tummo (fire energy), gain higher consciousness and insight and also for gaining siddhis. These channels are used in meditations for controlling the mind, when the mind ejects from the body (phowa) and one\'s death. These three channels are very important. Tsem Rinpoche
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This is a simple chart showing the three main psychic channels used in tantric meditations to control the winds, raise tummo (fire energy), gain higher consciousness and insight and also for gaining siddhis. These channels are used in meditations for controlling the mind, when the mind ejects from the body (phowa) and one's death. These three channels are very important. Tsem Rinpoche
I think my cute doggie Oser is actually Tintin\'s dog Snowy!
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I think my cute doggie Oser is actually Tintin's dog Snowy!
Great Masters of Gaden Shartse Monastery. From left to right: His Eminence Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, His Holiness Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, H.E. Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, His Holiness 101st Gaden Tripa throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal.
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Great Masters of Gaden Shartse Monastery. From left to right: His Eminence Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, His Holiness Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, H.E. Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, His Holiness 101st Gaden Tripa throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal.
 Left to right: Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl. The three of them are my beautiful and loved Schnauzer dogs. They loved looking through the window to see traffic, people and movement. They loved the smells that drifted through their little noses. I love seeing the three of them together like this. I love them. Tsem Rinpoche
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Left to right: Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl. The three of them are my beautiful and loved Schnauzer dogs. They loved looking through the window to see traffic, people and movement. They loved the smells that drifted through their little noses. I love seeing the three of them together like this. I love them. Tsem Rinpoche
Little Mumu boy...he loved balloons. When he saw them, he wanted to get close and perhaps bite them. Cute. I love this picture of Mumu reaching for the balloons. He was young and healthy! This picture captures his energy, enthusiasm, curiosity and high energy. I love this picture of him chasing the balloons. His pictures are always so nice....He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
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Little Mumu boy...he loved balloons. When he saw them, he wanted to get close and perhaps bite them. Cute. I love this picture of Mumu reaching for the balloons. He was young and healthy! This picture captures his energy, enthusiasm, curiosity and high energy. I love this picture of him chasing the balloons. His pictures are always so nice....He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
Little Mumu boy and myself.. He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
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Little Mumu boy and myself.. He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
2017-His Holiness the 101st Gaden Tripa, Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal is doing well and 90 years old. His Holiness Lungrik Namgyal is a powerful master of sutra and tantra and practitioner of Dorje Shugden. Currently residing in France.
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2017-His Holiness the 101st Gaden Tripa, Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal is doing well and 90 years old. His Holiness Lungrik Namgyal is a powerful master of sutra and tantra and practitioner of Dorje Shugden. Currently residing in France.
One of the most sacred statues of Avalokitesvara made of sandalwood housed in Lhasa, Tibet. He has shown miracles also. Every pilgrim wishes to make offerings to this Lord of Compassion.
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One of the most sacred statues of Avalokitesvara made of sandalwood housed in Lhasa, Tibet. He has shown miracles also. Every pilgrim wishes to make offerings to this Lord of Compassion.
 Sacred Avalokitesvara statue in Nepal. Thousands come to worship this special Buddha as it has conferred wishes in the past.
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Sacred Avalokitesvara statue in Nepal. Thousands come to worship this special Buddha as it has conferred wishes in the past.
Tsem Rinpoche\'s Vajra Yogini statue and offerings
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Tsem Rinpoche's Vajra Yogini statue and offerings
Two of my teachers from Gaden Shartse Monastery in South India. Left side is Most Venerable Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen whom I lived with for 8 years in Los Angeles where his centre Thubten Dhargye Ling is located. On the right is the abbot emeritus H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche the scholar and yogi. I was very fortunate to have them in my life and learn so much dharma from them. Tsem Rinpoche
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Two of my teachers from Gaden Shartse Monastery in South India. Left side is Most Venerable Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen whom I lived with for 8 years in Los Angeles where his centre Thubten Dhargye Ling is located. On the right is the abbot emeritus H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche the scholar and yogi. I was very fortunate to have them in my life and learn so much dharma from them. Tsem Rinpoche
 It is so wonderful to be kind to people, be caring, feed them, make sure they are healthy and share dharma if they are interested with them for their future. But simply to be nice to others is worth getting up and being alive...otherwise why be alive to hurt/use/distrust and hate others? No point living that way..must change that..... It is nice to live our lives to benefit others and be patient even if we have been hurt before because by caring we can heal the hurt and \'defeat\' the ones that hurt us because we don\'t become bitter..... Tsem Rinpoche
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It is so wonderful to be kind to people, be caring, feed them, make sure they are healthy and share dharma if they are interested with them for their future. But simply to be nice to others is worth getting up and being alive...otherwise why be alive to hurt/use/distrust and hate others? No point living that way..must change that..... It is nice to live our lives to benefit others and be patient even if we have been hurt before because by caring we can heal the hurt and 'defeat' the ones that hurt us because we don't become bitter..... Tsem Rinpoche
Tsem Rinpoche\'s heritage in China. Must read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=120499
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Tsem Rinpoche's heritage in China. Must read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=120499
Thank you Buddhist Pastor Chia for sharing your story on how you met His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche over 20 years ago. We can learn much from your story.~Admin  Please read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116928
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Thank you Buddhist Pastor Chia for sharing your story on how you met His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche over 20 years ago. We can learn much from your story.~Admin Please read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116928
Mumu boy is incredibly photogenic. He is beyond cute. Tsem Rinpoche
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Mumu boy is incredibly photogenic. He is beyond cute. Tsem Rinpoche
 (left to right) Rabten Tulku, Gonsar Rinpoche, Gyume Kensur Rinpoche, Trijang Rinpoche, H.H. Gaden Trisur Rinpoche (France)
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(left to right) Rabten Tulku, Gonsar Rinpoche, Gyume Kensur Rinpoche, Trijang Rinpoche, H.H. Gaden Trisur Rinpoche (France)
Beautiful 200 roses arrived today for me as a gift from Su Ming. Very kind and thoughtful of her as usual. Tsem Rinpoche
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Beautiful 200 roses arrived today for me as a gift from Su Ming. Very kind and thoughtful of her as usual. Tsem Rinpoche
It\'s good to be with kind and sincere people.
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It's good to be with kind and sincere people.
If we are kind, we lose less of ourselves-Tsem Rinpoche
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If we are kind, we lose less of ourselves-Tsem Rinpoche
My Mumu boy didn\'t want to eat. Eating is not one of his favorite activities throughout his life. So I talked to him to let him know why he needs to eat and keep his strength up when this photo was taken. He was listening intently and after my talk with him, he ate. Tsem Rinpoche
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My Mumu boy didn't want to eat. Eating is not one of his favorite activities throughout his life. So I talked to him to let him know why he needs to eat and keep his strength up when this photo was taken. He was listening intently and after my talk with him, he ate. Tsem Rinpoche
This is so true. Click to enlarge and understand more about unpleasant people.
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This is so true. Click to enlarge and understand more about unpleasant people.
This mahasiddha Kukkuripa is easy to identify as he is accompanied by a small dog whom he loved very much.
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This mahasiddha Kukkuripa is easy to identify as he is accompanied by a small dog whom he loved very much.
Mumu taking a rest in the turquoise room. Over the years, I always feel very satisfied when I see him covered with a blanket, safe and sleeping. I always wanted to make sure he was safe from harm, illness and distress. I wanted him to have a happy and loved life. Tsem Rinpoche
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Mumu taking a rest in the turquoise room. Over the years, I always feel very satisfied when I see him covered with a blanket, safe and sleeping. I always wanted to make sure he was safe from harm, illness and distress. I wanted him to have a happy and loved life. Tsem Rinpoche
I wrapped my little Mumu boy up in my blanket and propped him up on my bed. He didn\'t move or wiggle and just looked at me. He is one funny entertaining little guy. Tsem Rinpoche
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I wrapped my little Mumu boy up in my blanket and propped him up on my bed. He didn't move or wiggle and just looked at me. He is one funny entertaining little guy. Tsem Rinpoche
March 2017-Coaxing my little Mumu boy to eat his meal. He was not well and therefore not hungry. Tsem Rinpoche
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March 2017-Coaxing my little Mumu boy to eat his meal. He was not well and therefore not hungry. Tsem Rinpoche
Click on picture to enlarge and see what Milarepa says. Profound.
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Click on picture to enlarge and see what Milarepa says. Profound.
We are always trying to get somewhere, try something new, find some friends, get some entertainment and in the end we end up in the same place. Time to really practice Dharma seriously and stop wasting time we don\'t have. ~Tsem Rinpoche
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We are always trying to get somewhere, try something new, find some friends, get some entertainment and in the end we end up in the same place. Time to really practice Dharma seriously and stop wasting time we don't have. ~Tsem Rinpoche
March 20, 2017-Mumu is just so adorable with his bright eyes.
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March 20, 2017-Mumu is just so adorable with his bright eyes.
More and more people inviting Lord Dorje Shugden home to connect with on their shrines. I am so happy to see this as it will benefit them and their families so much. That is the purpose to be alive which is to benefit others as much as possible. Tsem Rinpoche
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More and more people inviting Lord Dorje Shugden home to connect with on their shrines. I am so happy to see this as it will benefit them and their families so much. That is the purpose to be alive which is to benefit others as much as possible. Tsem Rinpoche
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
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His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
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His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
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The Japanese are very innovative. Tsem Rinpoche
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Recite this before any meal or drinks for blessings of abundance. Tsem Rinpoche
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This sacred statue of Buddha is in Nepal brought originally from Tibet and has spoken on many occasions. Very blessed to see this holy image and keep a picture...bless you always. Tsem Rinpoche
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I love Mumu boy tremendously. We went through so much together for so many years. You are a great being to be with. Tsem Rinpoche
Dear everyone, I am sharing this beautiful and modern altar to Dorje Shugden in Malaysia. I am glad to see more and more people creating sacred spaces. Tsem Rinpoche
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Dear everyone, I am sharing this beautiful and modern altar to Dorje Shugden in Malaysia. I am glad to see more and more people creating sacred spaces. Tsem Rinpoche
Lhamo Karmo, a female buddha form visualized above the crown of one\'s head at the time of death, to encourage consciousness to leave the body via the crown aperture. From my book \"The Female Buddhas.\"- Glenn Mullin
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Lhamo Karmo, a female buddha form visualized above the crown of one's head at the time of death, to encourage consciousness to leave the body via the crown aperture. From my book "The Female Buddhas."- Glenn Mullin
The Tibetan female tulku Dorje Pakmo, from a fresco on the wall of the Dorje Pakmo monastery (Samding) in Tibet, near the Turquoise Lake. In Tibet the Dorje Pakmo was ranked with the Dalai Lama, Panchen Lama and Sakya Trizin as the four highest lamas in the country.-from Glenn Mullin
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The Tibetan female tulku Dorje Pakmo, from a fresco on the wall of the Dorje Pakmo monastery (Samding) in Tibet, near the Turquoise Lake. In Tibet the Dorje Pakmo was ranked with the Dalai Lama, Panchen Lama and Sakya Trizin as the four highest lamas in the country.-from Glenn Mullin
Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl checking out the scene..cute
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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
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  • April 20, 2017 10:45
    Ronnie asked: Dear Rinpoche and Pastors, I'm studying abroad and very far away from home, seeking guidance and advice as I have no one else I can talk to about this. Please read with an open mind, I don't know where else to go for help. I'm pregnant and it's an unplanned pregnancy. I'm stuck between keeping it or letting it go. I'm young and having a child at my age in the society we live in now would be considered taboo. The father of the child thinks I should let it go because it may cause a setback to both our careers and cause major family issues. He thinks we aren't ready to raise a child especially since we're both still in university and his parents think badly of me even though they've never met me or tried to get to know me. I'm sure no one would ever have the heart to take away a heartbeat but it seems like it isn't the right time to have a child now and if we did go through with it, the child probably won't be able to have the best things life can offer looking at where we are now in terms of finance and maturity. I'm lost, confused and unsure what the right thing to do is now. Any advice at all would be helpful right now. Thank you so very much for taking time to read my story.
    pastor answered: Dear Ronnie, I’m sorry to read that you are going through this situation. I can understand that this situation is tough to go through. You are always more than welcome to come here to ask questions. May I suggest that you talk to either someone in your family or your friends to help you come to an appropriate solution? This is because, what you feel, what you are going through, will change from time to time and you would need someone to talk to, someone that you can lean on through this situation you are facing. Depending on where you are in the world, professional help can also be sought to help you make a decision, which will be the best option for you seeking help. From a Buddhist perspective, the taking of a life is not considered a positive act, therefore those on the Buddhist path, would normally abstain taking a life if possible. However, that being said, one must always weigh the decision oneself. Everything we do in life, necessarily involves karma both positive and negative. That is why Buddhists try to overcome samsara in general. Your situation is complicated because you are abroad, but if possible you should really open up to someone you are close to in order to help you through making this decision on a personal basis. When you talk to someone, whom you are able to express yourself more, you may able to come to better decision that is right for you. There may be other options open to you if you seek help. I personally know women who have been in similar situations. One of these women, let the child go and the other went through the pregnancy and then gave the child up for adoption. You may or may not have thought of this option, but it is one that could be open to you, depending on where in the world you are. Any decision we make in life, however big or small it may seem, has far reaching consequences whether in this life, or in future lives. This is just a part and parcel of life within samsara. However, we should weigh the decisions we make clearly given the situation we are in. We cannot always do this weighing ourselves, but need to talk about our options with others we can rely on such a friends, family or professionals. You should consider doing this, which will help you greatly emotionally, and may give you the grounding you need to make the correct decision for you. I hope this helps.
  • April 19, 2017 04:57
    Dongho asked: What is a nyung ne practice? According to Lama Zopa Rinpoche, it's a purification sadhana. However, what are the instructions for this? I'm guessing it's to Chenrezig, but how does it work? Also, from what I have read, Vajrasattva practice is only for broken vows while Akshobhya is for regular misdeeds. Does that mean one has to take the Akshobhya practice to purify bad karma from this life and previous instead of Vajrasattva? As for the purification practices, are some like Vajrasattva and Chenrezig only to purify the bad karma and let it come quickly or is it to prevent it from coming? I am confused in it. As for signs, I recited a mantra of White Yangchenma that a Sakya lama, Lama Kunga Thartse Rinpoche, gave me with the Sakya visualizations I read on, and after one mala, I heard some lady call my Korean name even though no one in my neighborhood knows of my name and my family members weren't in the area. What does this mean?
    pastor answered: Dear Dongho, Thank you for your questions, it’s nice to see you back here again. Nyung Ne practice is a purification practice that centres around Chenrezig. It is a very beneficial practice that stems from a holy nun named Gelong-ma Palmo. It is a two and a half day practice that can be repeated many times over and over again to intensify the purification and build a closer relationship with Chenrezig. As well as its purification aspect, the practice is known to generate vast amount of merit, and also compassion, as the practice centres around Chenrezig, the Buddha of compassion. The practice involves taking the eight Mahayana precepts for the duration, fasting, meditating, prostrating and praying. The practice usually entails empowerment into the practice of Chenrezig, therefore the exact meditations, prayers can only be explained to those who have the empowerment. Vajrasattva practice is not necessarily only for repairing broken vows, etc. That’s why it is advised that you engage in the practice at the end of the day, to repair any vows that you may have broken during that day, as well as stopping any negative karma you created that day from multiplying. This would entail reciting the mantra 21 times, together with the four opponent powers. However, if you engage in this practice more intensely, it definitely has the capability to purify all sorts of karma. That is the reason why in Ngondro, or preliminary practices one engages in before tantra, the practice of 100,000 Vajrasattva mantra recitation is an integral part. You can read more about Vajrasattva and his practice here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/an-important-purification-practice.html. Within purification practices, some of the karma will be purified completely, so you do not feel its effects at all, but when purifying other karma you will need to feel its effects somehow. For example if you have the karma to be in a car accident and get seriously injured, and you are engaging in any practice, but especially the purification practice, since you have purified most of the karma, you will only experience being in a very minor car accident, with only very superficial injuries. Therefore, in this case, the karma has been purified to the extent that it does not affect you as much, but you still need to feel part of its effect. In regards to any signs that you receive which engaging in the practices given to you by one of your specific gurus, you should report the happenings to that particular guru. He will be able to give you more of an accurate answer, as it may be related to the particular practice that he gave to you. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • April 17, 2017 07:06
    Thomas asked: Dear Pastors, When a serkyem set has been used so much and one is ready to get rid of it and replace it with a new one. What is a respecful mode of disposal?
    pastor answered: Dear Thomas, Thank you for your question. Your question shows that you have a lot of respect for offering items, which is very good. If possible, you should try to repair the item if within your means, and doing so make embellishments to make it a better offering item, which can still be used. If this is not possible, then you should dispose of the item with a good motivation. You should think that this item has been used to make offerings to the enlightened beings, but now that it is broken or unusable, you are going to dispose of it, and replace it with a new one. Since it itself is not a receptacle of energies of the enlightened beings, such as a statue, tsa tsa or thangka, it does not require a special dissolution before being disposed of. However since it was used to make offerings, it still requires some form of respect when disposing, and this comes from one’s motivation and the way in which you dispose of it. Usually, when disposing of items in this way, make the motivation that you have used it and that it is now time to dispose of it, and replace it with a new one. When you do this you can dispose of it in a respectful manner. For example, if you are going to throw it away, you do not simply open the trash can and throw it in. You wrap it up in something, like a bag or newspaper and dispose of it respectfully. Another method you can dispose of it is to recycle the object, if the material it is made from can be recycled. That way you are more conscious of the environment as well. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
  • April 16, 2017 22:38
    Curious asked: Dear pastors In a recent youtube video something like paying respect to deceased ones, pastor Nirel Patel explained that merits are like the interest and good karma is like the principal sum. So merits always regenerate themselves and hence do not get used up but good karma is like the principal sum so it gets used up. So my question is what are practices that generate merit? And can we turn a mundane daily activity into a meritorious one? Maybe can you provide an example?
    pastor answered: Dear Curious, Thank you for your question. First, to clarify a point, in regards to good karma, you are right, it is like a principal sum in a bank account, but you take away from it when you experience something good in your life, and you add to it when you do good deeds. Merit on the other hand, once accrued never diminishes, therefore when something is based on merit, it is based on the energies of this never diminishing sum, which you could say is like interest. In short, the principal sum when talking about karma is always added to and subtracted from. However, when talking about merit, once you have it, there is no way to destroy it, you will always benefit from it. There are various ways to explain how to generate merit. I will explain a way that I find easiest to understand. In normal life, when we go about performing any sort of activity, be it ‘good’ or ‘bad’ we do so out of ignorance of the true nature of existence, and it is usually self-motivated. For example, we work our entire lives to generate monetary income, so that we have enough money, resources, and materials goods to be comfortable. This is self-motivated, but it is the accepted way the world works these days, and is part and parcel of being bound to samsaric life. On the other hand, the act of merit making can be categorised into three parts: i) motivation, ii) the act itself, and iii) dedication. Let’s start with motivation, when engaging in various virtuous acts, we should have the motivation that by engaging in the act, we have the motivation to alleviate the suffering of someone else, and that may we gain enlightenment so that we can benefit them in the future. The second is the act itself. The third is to dedicate the energy of the virtuous act to gaining enlightenment. These three are what make merit. This may be a little confusing, so let me give an example: giving help to a homeless person. Whereas in ordinary life, this is something praised as a very good deed, it does not create merit without motivation and dedication. In order for this to become merit, one must set the motivation that one is giving help to the homeless free of the eight worldly concerns, to alleviate their suffering and also making the motivation that you will achieve enlightenment for the sake of the person or people you are helping. Then after you have helped them, you dedicate the energy created to the spiritual journey towards full enlightenment to help all sentient beings, while at the same time benefiting as many sentient beings as possible on the way there. This transforms the act into not only a virtuous action but also one that generates merit. On the other hand, if you were to help the homeless without these, you are creating good karma, which although beneficial, keeps you bound to existence within samsara. As it is the goal of Buddhist practice to overcome the cycle of samsara, a Buddhist would want to generate merit instead of good karma. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
  • April 13, 2017 11:38
    D.A. asked: If Begtse Chan is not from Mongolia, what are his real origins or story exactly? And which lamas offer his empowerment? As for Manjushri Nagarakshasa, which lamas specifically offer his empowerment and practice?
    pastor answered: Dear D.A. Thank you for your question. Begtse, is also known as Chamsing, or Jamsaran in Mongolian. As mentioned in an earlier sharing with someone who also asked a question about Begtse, the practiced was introduced to Tibet from India by the translator Nyen Lotsawa, and is considered one of the main protectors of the Hayagriva cycle of tantras. According to the scriptures that derive from the Sakya tradition, who incorporated the practice from the translators, and in which tradition Begtse became a very important protector, Begtse in a previous life was born many eons ago. In that particular life, he was born as the younger prince in a royal family. His name was Drag Gye, and his older brother’s name was Drag Den. Over time both princes developed differing religious beliefs, to the point where they could not get along with each as they both held their own religious views strongly. As was the custom during that time, they decided to settle their differences through logical debate, with the loser having to convert to the winner’s religion. This custom was also prevalent in ancient India, and there are many stories of such debates occurring between the great masters of the past and those of other faiths. Drag Gye lost the various debates, but ran away instead of converting to his older brother’s religion. Drag Den caught him, and tried to punish him for breaking the rules of debate and going back on his promise. Drag Gye told his brother that even if he was killed he would not give up his religion, however if Drag Den let him go, that in the future when Drag Den became enlightened, he would protect his teachings. With that Drag Den let him go, and gave him a set of copper armour, a stick, and a bow and arrow. Drag Den also gave Drag Gye a new name: Sog Dag Yam Shi Mar Po. After this incident the two brothers never saw each other again in that lifetime. Many lives after that Drag Den was reborn as Prince Siddharta, who eventually became enlightened and is now known as Buddha Shakyamuni. Drag Gye, or Sog Dag Yam Shi Mar Po, was reborn in a cemetery in the North West direction. His parents gave birth to two eggs, one was a coral-like colour and the other was an agate-like colour. These two eggs flew high into the sky and reached the heavenly realms, there they subdued the gods. Then flying back down to earth, they subdued many nagas. Eventually they even came to threaten their own parents. The parents petitioned the Dharma protector Ekajati for her help, who threw her own staff (khatvanga) at the eggs, and broke them apart. From the coral-like coloured egg came a ferocious man with yellow hair, he proclaimed that his name was ‘Sog Dag Yam Shi Mar Po’. When he emerged he was wearing a set of copper armour, wielding a stick, copper sword, and a bow and arrow. From the agate-like coloured egg came a female who was blue in colour, her teeth were like shells, she had turquoise eyebrows, and her hair was made of fire. She emerged wielding a copper knife, ritual dagger (phurba), rode a terrifying bear and wore an intricate necklace made of agate and lapis lazuli. It was then that Ekajati once again took action, and subdued them, after which they became Dharma protectors. The male figure became known as Begtse, and the female as his sister. When you propitiate Begtse, his sister is automatically included and aids practitioners as well. As for which lama offer his practice and empowerment, most lamas do not advertise which teachings or practice they hold. Therefore you should respectfully approach lamas and ask them if they have the practice and can bestow it, or if they know of any lamas that have the practice, depending on how much you want to practice Begtse. Similarly, this applies to those lamas who have the practice of Manjushri Nagarakshasa. However, this practice is included in the Rinjung Gyatsa series of empowerments. This unique cycle of teachings, includes all 4 classes of tantric practices, and includes the practice of Manjushri Nagarakshasa. Therefore those lamas who have received the complete transmission, and have kept their commitments for this practice, are qualified to pass this on to others. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
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