I visited the holy Jokhang Temple, Lhasa 2008.

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This sacred statue is of the King of The Three Worlds, Manjunatha Tsongkapa is in the sacred Jokhang Temple or Central Cathedral in Lhasa. I was told that this image is very old and said to resemble the real Tzongkapa Himself. I was like wow!!

I climbed myself inside to take pictures with Tsongkapa together. I waived off the "you cannot take pics in here" from the tour guide and just snapped away the camera…hehe..anyway, this is totally sacred and it was VERY EXCITING to have audience with Tsongkapa. I want to share this with everyone.

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  1. Sadi on Feb 21, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    Two buddhas in one frame.

  2. Ong Moh Mei on Oct 13, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    What wonderful blessings for those who has the merit to gaze upon this holy image of Lama Je Tsongkhapa in Jokhang Temple. It is sad that due to political reasons many people may not get to see the many holy and sacred sites in Tibet. Along with the Potala Palace, Jokhang temple is probably the most popular tourist attraction in Lhasa. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site “Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace,” and a spiritual centre of Lhasa. Hope its status with UNESCO can protect the conservation of this most holy and sacred temple.

  3. SOONHUAT on Feb 5, 2013 at 7:28 am

    Thanks Rinpoche. This is nice and beautiful Lama Tsongkapa statue

  4. Sharon Saw on Feb 4, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    This is a lovely photo and i am glad Rinpoche told the tour guide to buzz off! :) Thank you for sharing it with us and i hope Kechara Discovery will organise a pilgrimage to Tibet one of these days. I would love to visit Jokhang Temple and Gaden monastery even though it is said to be very different in atmosphere nowadays.

  5. freon on Jun 23, 2012 at 3:52 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this precious Photo.

  6. Wan Wai Meng on Sep 17, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    The image is beautiful peeking out from the ‘lhari’. I feel its a blessing to look at any Lama Tsongkhapa statue. Lama Tsongkhapa who became enlightened even in this degenerate age. He was the unparalleled scholar of our times.

    i actually wondered before why Buddhism remained intact in Tibet and was mainly preserved in Tibet and I feel due to the isolation and remoteness of Tibet, the traditions could flourish there in relative peace. Until it was ready to be unleashed to the rest of the world. I hope to hear Kechara Discovery arranges more pilgrimages for all of us.

  7. wan on Sep 17, 2011 at 5:41 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for such a nice photo and short write up about Manjunatha Tsongkhapa.

    The statue look very alive, Paul and irene had such a great merit to see this statue. it is said that seeing a Buddha image gives us a blessing and plants seeds in our mind whether we believe it or not.

    Therefore now a day many temples are making huge statue everywhere.

  8. Anila on Oct 19, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for showing the picture which you took with Manjunatha Tsongkapa in the sacred Jokhang Temple in Lhasa. It is not easy for anyone to go into Lhasa, Tibet. But I think for you there is no problem as you are a Tibetan.I am glad you were able to climb in to have a picture taken with Tsongkapa, although it is restricted for people to take pictures. I like this Tsongkapa image. He is so gentle and has a very sweet and magnetic smile. I think the real Tsongkapa may have looked like that too. Since the image is very old and also lots of people have been praying to him. Then there will be lots of energy. One day he may even speak.

  9. KYC on Jul 10, 2010 at 3:57 am

    This is a very special photo. I like this statue of Lama Tsongkhapa, his face is very serene and he is smiling. This is the face I try to visualise in my prayers because it is supposed to resemble the real Tsongkhapa. Of course, like everyone else, I’d like to visit this place in the future, and also other places in Tibet where Lama Tsongkhapa had stayed or given teachings. It’d be nice if KD could organise a pilgrimage to Tibet. I’m sure a lot of KH members would want to go.
    But, you know, the best place to be is where the lama is.

  10. ckliew-kc on Jul 9, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    Wow! The statues that they said most look alike the actual Tsongkhapa. How auspicious to be able to see it in Nepal ! I wish i could be therea at that time. I really like Tsongkhapa too , HE always looks so peaceful and serene , whenever i see Tsongkhapa statues the feeling of calmness will befalls in me. I wish KD will arrange another pilgrimage to all the holy sites again and i will be allowed to participate.
    On the previous trip everyone that has been able to join must have collected much merits previously to be at such an old temples with Rinpoche.

  11. Sean on Jul 9, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    I really want to visit Jokhang temple to see the great and beautiful image of the King of the three words, Manjunatha Tsongkhapa. Since the place is very sacred, I do not think I might get my chance to see the image of the great saint…I love the picture of Rinpoche and the beautiful image of Manjunatha Tsongkhapa. Well, we must remind ourselves to actually LISTEN to our tour guides or else they might end up throwing us out if we disobey them but lucky you! Ha Ha! Just Joking! But seriously, we must always listen to our Lama no matter what!

  12. Irene Lim on Jul 9, 2010 at 9:43 am

    Yes, I was there too with Rinpoche, Paul and Seng Piow at Jokhang Temple, Lhasa. I have had the fortunate to visit Jokhang Temple, one of the oldest and holiest temple in the world, the second time and this time with Rinpoche. I remembered I also tried taking a photo here with Je Tsongkhapa on the same spot as Rinpoche but I was told politely and firmly to get off. Ha…ha…
    Everyone should at least, once in your life time, visit Lhasa and the priority place of visit is of course Jokhang Temple. Jokhang Temple was built by King Songten Gampo. There are many holy images in the temple and the most beautiful and revered image is Jowo Sakyamuni brought to Tibet by Princess Wen Cheng from China as dowry when she married King Songten Gampo. Tibet and all the spiritual places are so exciting and inspirational!!! I urge you to visit Tibet. For more information onTibet please contact Paul : http://www.kechara.com/kd

  13. Joy Kam on Jul 6, 2010 at 8:45 am

    WoW! I love this Buddha image, it is one of my favorites! This rare statue of Lama Tsongkhapa is truly glowing and alive! It really does look like it’s about to say something to you. Some people have actually experienced statues that come alive and talk to them, and Lama Tsongkhapa statues are one of them.
    They say the more prayers you make, the more ones statue come alive. This is true as I’ve seen happening with my own Buddha statues.
    Paul you are so lucky to have the merit to follow our Lama to such holy pilgrimage sites.
    Yes this seeing this image is a great blessing as it is said that seeing a Buddha image gives you blessing and plants seeds of enlightenment in your mind whether you believe it or not. Hence this is one of the many reason for making or having huge, visible Buddha images everywhere.

  14. Thierry on Jul 4, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    This statue of Je Tsongkhapa looks very nice, and indeed the nose looks slightly different. But what I find most beautiful in this picture is to see both my guru and Je Rinpoche together, almost as if in a conversation. I have never been to Tibet and cannot be sure how difficult it is to brave the interdiction to take pictures, but I salute Rinpoche for taking the risk of climbing closer to the statue ans also the risk in taking the picture itself; for without it we would not be able to all see and share this beautiful picture.
    This picture is like a blessing, there is Je Rinpoche in the form of a statue symbolic of his enlightened body, and there is Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, embodying the teachings of the Buddhas, the lineage of Lama Tsongkhapa reaching out to us, still lost and wondering.

  15. SK Yap on Jul 3, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    Rinpoche mentioned to me that this image of Tsongkhapa inside Jokhang monastery is exceptionally holy. It is said to resemble Tsongkhapa himself when he was alive.
    Please take note that this image of Tsongkhapa has a bigger nose than any other Tsongkhapa image you had seen before, simply because it resemble Tsongkhapa himself. We also heard reports that saw miraculous light coming shining from it.
    I have the good merits following Rinpoche to Jokhang and pay homage to this holy image in late 2008.
    Nowadays, whenever Rinpoche ask me to make a new Buddha image for Tsongkhapa, I will always refer to this picture, and make Tsongkhapa’s nose a little bigger than normal.

  16. Elena on Jul 3, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    Wow, what a holy image…said to resemble Tsongkhapa himself, imbued with the prayers of thousands upon thousands of pilgrims for hundreds of years, in the Jokhang.
    I always thought it was interesting how the look of a Buddha statue seems to ‘change’ depending on where it is made. This statue looks very much like a Tibetan, whilst a Tsongkhapa made in China looks much more Chinese.
    The changing of Buddha statues from culture to culture, reflects the universality of Buddhism as a way of life. After all, it fits Chinese culture, Tibetan culture, British culture, American culture…anyone and everyone can identify with Buddha’s words. I also think that the changing of Buddha statues reflects teachings that physical manifestations are impermanent.
    Personally, I prefer the Chinese statues from Kechara Discovery ( http://www.kechara.com/b2b ) …that’s where the Tsongkhapa statue in my room is from :)

  17. Carol Wolf on Jul 3, 2010 at 8:14 am

    Please be careful, Tulkula

  18. Beng Kooi on Jul 3, 2010 at 8:01 am

    I really like this statue of Lama Je Tsongkhapa – he looks so alive and I was not surprised that people say this statue resembles the real Tsongkhapa.
    This trip to Tibet was arranged by Paul Yap of Kechara Discovery. Kechara Discovery was set up for two main reasons – one is to create and lead pilgrimages to the different holy sites in the world, and the other is to create affordable Buddha images for all to invite home.
    Paul has done a great job and organised trips to India, Nepal as well as Tibet. During this trip, Paul actually accompanied Rinpoche to Tibet, and received many teachings on the significance of the various places. I hope Kechara Discovery will arrange a tour to Tibet soon!

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    “In today’s diaspora of religious philosophies, many ancient teachings can be apportioned to the realms of hearsay, cults and airy, fairy superstition, more so in the philosophy of the Buddha and what He stood for, than others. The multi variants and “brands” of the self-appointed robed disciples of the Buddha has, down through the ages, for their own commercial and personal enrichment fabricated the pristine factual knowledge of the True Buddha to something of a legend that is not entirely false but indeed retain some grains of truth in the fabric of these woven tapestry that was supposed to depict the life, teachings and reality of the Buddha’s utterances, thus engendering doubts and dis-interest in the Noble Truth of the Buddha’s pristine words; causing the true disciples to waver and turn away from the True Words of the Buddha; endangering the Buddha’s Teachings and consigning the true believers to lives of suffering.

    Not only are the varied robed disciples to be apportioned their share of demerits to the manufacturing of the “truth”, but more so the lay devotees of these robed disciples who had ignorantly and superstitiously accord to these robed disciples the respect and adoration they mistakenly believed was due to them as they were the guardians of the rites and rituals the robed disciples maintained as belonging to the realm of the Buddha Himself; thus begetting a religious and purportedly tradition of worship, benefitting the office of the robed disciples and the construction of many ornate and totally dis-functioning colossal superstructures for the purpose of supposedly glorifying the status of the Buddha, but more so the robed disciples themselves. The lay disciples must in all honesty bear more of the blame of the destruction of the True Teachings as due to their cravings for merits and cravings for a better “after life” has fallen victim to those robed disciples who see these lay devotees as “ripe for the killing” to gain their own self-glorification and capital enrichment. These lay devotees, if endowed with knowledge and wisdom could have said “No” to rites and rituals that do not benefit any but the robed disciples. …………………”
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    In principle it is similar to how the Thais offer gold leaf on their Buddha statues, except in this case it is 100% gold applied to the face and body of a new Vajra Yogini statue in liquid form.

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Beautiful 18 inches Shitzey Dorje Shugden available now for your invite and blessings from http://www.vajrasecrets.com! So beautifully crafted! This form of Dorje Shugden rides on a celestial elephant representing firmness and strength of the enlightened mind of Dorje Shugden. Shitzey helps us to heal, overcome diseases, placate anger and dangerous environmental situations.
1 month ago
Beautiful 18 inches Trakzey Dorje Shugden available now for your invite and blessings from http://www.vajrasecrets.com! So beautifully crafted! So very rare riding on a Garuda. This form of Dorje Shugden is powerful to protect from negative energy and powerful energies that disrupt our minds, work and spiritual progress.
1 month ago
Beautiful 18 inches Wangzey Dorje Shugden available now for your invite and blessings from http://www.vajrasecrets.com! So beautifully crafted! This form of Dorje Shugden helps us to overcome insecurities, fears and difficult situations.
1 month ago
This stunning Hayagriva thangka is in my aunt's shrine
1 month ago
Stunning Protector Brahmarupa
1 month ago
Protector Brahmarupa
1 month ago
Interesting background on Protector Brahmarupa
1 month ago
The Goddess Trokner Jenma or Bhrikuti...Very nice
1 month ago
So picturesque: Japanese small towns are quaint, neat, clean and very organized and it has very rustic feeling and they connect with nature. They are timeless with modern conveniences but old world feel. I love small Japanese towns.
1 month ago
Japanese small towns are quaint, neat, clean and very organized and it has very rustic feeling and they connect with nature. They are timeless with modern conveniences but old world feel. I love small Japanese towns.
1 month ago
This Vajra Yogini is in Rashi Gempil Temple in Howell, New Jersey. My guru Kensur Rinpoche invited this from India and enshrined Her in his house next to the temple. His house was right next to the temple. I use to go and look at Her always extremely fascinated. The statue is there now and here it is. Beautiful. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Whenever we think we can't we should take refuge in Manjushri and do his practice and retreats and then our minds will open up more and then we will understand we can. That nothing is can't but everything should be CAN!~ Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
H.H.Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche drew this Buddha.
2 months ago
Four wonderful people at a very holy and sacred location making pilgrimage. Many dakinis were sighted in this area.
2 months ago
Nice painting of Tibetan King Trisong Deutsen who did alot for the propagation of Dharma during his reign. He is worshipped as a Dharma king and attained being also.
2 months ago
Congratulations to Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche in Canada! See: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=73108
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    2 weeks ago
    HH the Dalai Lama prays with HH Trijang Rinpoche and HH Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. Such a beautiful video of His Holiness Dalai Lama, His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and His Holiness Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche (Very exalted high Nyingma lama) are all praying together. In the background you see a young Kyabje Lati Rinpoche too. So beautiful. This is how it was before the ban. All the sects and high lamas were superbly harmonious. After the Dorje Shugden ban things changed for the worse. May the ban be released soon. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Nice Dorje Shugden rock painting
    4 weeks ago
    Nice Dorje Shugden rock painting
  • His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche teaches the truth of life and our impeding death.
    1 month ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche teaches the truth of life and our impeding death.
  • A kind message from Mr. Tsering Wangchuk to me. Thank you so much. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 months ago
    A kind message from Mr. Tsering Wangchuk to me. Thank you so much. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 1)
    2 months ago
    Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 1)
  • Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 2)
    2 months ago
    Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 2)
  • His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche accepts Long Life puja
    3 months ago
    His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche accepts Long Life puja
  • Dorje Shugden/Kache Marpo makes offerings to Tsem Rinpoche
    3 months ago
    Dorje Shugden/Kache Marpo makes offerings to Tsem Rinpoche
  • My good friend Justin Ripley
    3 months ago
    My good friend Justin Ripley
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    4 months ago
    I requested Choji Lah to do a trusol, rabney and soongdroop for our large DS and Buddha. In this video, he is performing trusol which is ritually 'bathing' the environment and blessing all those who come to visit our Wisdom Hall and Dorje Shugden. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Bigfoot arrives!!!
    4 months ago
    Bigfoot arrives!!!
    Tsem Rinpoche is an avid follower of the paranormal such as bigfoots. For more interesting writings and posts on the subject, please go to http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/category/yeti-bigfoot-sasquatch
  • Mumu Loves Snack!
    4 months ago
    Mumu Loves Snack!
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    5 months ago
    For H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, a blog post is not just a blog post but Dharma work that generates merits which should be dedicated. Click here to find out what blog post Rinpoche was dedicating the merits for when he recited this prayer: http://bit.ly/1KiXWf9 ~Ani Lobsang Pema
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    5 months ago
    Panchen Lama in Beijing on CCTV - China's official news. The respect and position they give His Holiness Panchen Lama is great.
  • Magical fish tank with Buddha statue
    5 months ago
    Magical fish tank with Buddha statue


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1 hour ago
Dorje Shugden puja is highly demanded by most sponsors. By Puja House 7 October'15
1 hour ago
Drolchok Puja conducted for Sponsor's kid to clear their obstacles. By Puja House 7 October'15
1 hour ago
Medicine Buddha puja did for Sponsor's beloved to heal fast. By Puja House 7 October'15
1 hour ago
Puja Team prepared for Tonite Lamrim recitation. By Puja House 7 October'15
1 hour ago
This afternoon puja Team did some cleaning at Kechara. From Kc Lounge library to Pastor office, and Gallery. By Puja House , 7 October'15
2 hours ago
Dharma classes 2016 now open for registration at Kechara House . For more details call Frontdesk 03 7803 3908. Lucy Yap
16 hours ago
Dzambala puja conducted for Sponsor to overcome his financial difficulty. By Puja House 6 October'15
16 hours ago
Focus fully on 108 bowls of water offering for White Tara puja . By Puja House 6 October '15
16 hours ago
Druchuma puja did today for Sponsor to have harmony in the company. By Puja House 6 October'15
16 hours ago
A Sponsor sponsored a year Medicine Buddha puja for her mother to stay healthy. By Puja House 6 October'15
21 hours ago
Don't make laziness your comfort zone because it is really your enemy.~Tsem Rinpoche From: June Tang (Khjb)
21 hours ago
~5 Unexpected Women Who Became Buddhist Nuns~ Hollywood socialite. Miss India finalist. Bollywood actress. Not the typical titles associated to women who would aspire to become Buddhist nuns. But then again, how set in stone are labels? The first Buddhist nun in history was named "Pajapati" at birth, meaning "leader of a great assembly". She became the ...~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/5-unexpected-women-who-became-buddhist-nuns.html From: June Tang (Khjb)
21 hours ago
~10,000 Nuns here!~ E = MC2 Enlightenment equals Motivation times the presence of Consciousness squared. Whenever my motivation starts to flag, I remember the nuns of Yarchen Monastery. Their compound (in the shape of a giant bodhi leaf) sits on a peninsula in the Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of ...~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/10ooo-nuns-here.html From: June Tang (Khjb)
21 hours ago
~The Mind and Lama Tsongkhapa~ I gave a Dharma talk to a few of my students in my residence a while ago and thought I'll share this on my blog for everyone to listen. In this Dharma talk, I shared a little about the vastness of our mind, how our mind shapes our present condition and how it’s interlinked with our spiritual practice. ..~Tsem Rinpoche From: June Tang (Khjb)
21 hours ago
Gyenze Retreat in progress at Kechara (JB). Gyenze helps us overcome our karma of miserliness and bless us to gain spiritual prosperity. From: June Tang (Khjb)
21 hours ago
I sincerely thank the Pastors of Kechara and attendees for doing this special blessing ceremony at our newly installed Manjushri in Kechara Forest Retreat. I know the Pastors have trained well and the pujas they perform are from the pure Gaden tradition. I rejoice from the depths of my heart to see this and many pictures of their actitivities.. I am proud of my Pastors. I send them my prayers for the Buddhas to always bless them as they do pujas to bless many others daily. Dear Pastors, go all the way and benefit people with love in your hearts, no judgement and complete fearlessness continuously. A life of service to others is a life of the best service to ourselves. Thank you for carrying on the lineage. ~Tsem Rinpoche From: June Tang (Khjb)
21 hours ago
Lama Tsongkhapa retreats every three months consistently will heal the mind of pains and emotional scars. One should engage in retreats always.~ Tsem Rinpoche From: June Tang (Khjb)
21 hours ago
We are truly lucky Dorje Shugden gave us Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR). We must honor his giving by developing KFR & simultaneously practice mind training to be better & better person. It's not hard to build KFR if we focus and commit. While building KFR we also develop the inner tools to tame our minds and we achieve both. A beautiful centre to benefit the masses and a beautiful mind within us to bring us happiness. ~Tsem Rinpoche From: June Tang (Khjb)
21 hours ago
“ 有所為,無所畏 “ 每個人終究只能為自己的人生負責,現在就走出別人的嘴,活出自己的人生! http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/dear-dalai-lama-with-folded-hands.html From: June Tang (Khjb)
21 hours ago
21 hours ago
“OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SOHA“ 祈愿多杰雄登的禁令能够即刻解除 ,让更多的众生能够修持祂的法门和得到祂的加持和庇佑。 http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/dear-dalai-lama-with-folded-hands.html From: June Tang (Khjb)
21 hours ago
~如何设立藏式佛坛~ https://youtu.be/WQNnPjBY6Sw 佛坛对佛教修持者而言具有好几重意义。首先,它是能辅助观想,启发修持者记得诸佛的特质,并逐渐放下世俗的执着。佛坛也是一个资粮田,让修持者能透过清洁和供养佛坛而累积大量功德。这个视频乃根据西藏佛教传统,向大家介绍设置各种简单至复杂佛坛的方法。 ~ 詹杜固仁波切 From: June Tang (Khjb)
21 hours ago
~如何开始多杰雄登修持~ https://youtu.be/sOlEM_mYfNM 这个简短的日常课诵,能让您获得多杰雄登法门带来的好处。此视频以尊贵的詹杜固仁波切根据传统资料所编撰的短轨为蓝本,为您介绍如何展开宗喀巴大师和多杰雄登综合法门的修持法,适合未接受灌顶者修持。这个法门能带给大家智慧、丰裕、庇佑、和平和满愿的神圣加持。~詹杜固仁波切 From: June Tang (Khjb)
21 hours ago
黑白颠倒,恶言恶语是不会改变真理。 http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/dear-dalai-lama-with-folded-hands.html From: June Tang (Khjb)
21 hours ago
每一个人都应该享有自由选择宗教信仰的权力,多杰雄登修持者也不例外!!! http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/dear-dalai-lama-with-folded-hands.html From: June Tang (Khjb)





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