Namkar Barzin

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(By Tsem Rinpoche)

Namkar Barzin – Another one of my personal paintings I share here
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Who is Namkar Barzin?

Many years back in 1987, after I was ordained by H.H the 14th Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, I travelled to Nepal to run some errands. During this trip, I stayed in a monastery in Nepal called Samtenling Monastery, and living in the room right next to mine was a Western monk. We eventually befriended each other because we both spoke English, and because the other monks had limited command of English which made communication difficult. So, in the few days that I got to know him, he kept telling me about his teacher, His Eminence Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche, who would be visiting Nepal in two weeks time and that Gangchen Rinpoche would be staying close to Samtenling Monastery during his trip.

At that time, I had never heard of Gangchen Rinpoche… I had not met him or read anything about him. Back in the 80s, there wasn’t much information at our disposal. There was no Internet or computers. So there were no avenues where you could do searches on the spot, and dissemination of information relied mostly on word of mouth.

So, I told this monk that I would very much like to meet with Gangchen Rinpoche to receive his blessings. The monk said “OK” but when the much anticipated day of the audience with Gangchen Rinpoche arrived, the monk left to see his Lama… without me. And, not knowing where Gangchen Rinpoche would be, I could not find him.

I was quite disappointed that day so I went for a walk in the capital of Kathmandu, in an area called Thamel, which is a well-known shopping district for tourists. Then, in the distance, I saw a taxi. In that taxi was a Tibetan monk with a long black beard sitting in the front. When I saw the taxi come my way, I hailed it. The bearded monk stopped the taxi when he saw me and opened the door… and, lo and behold, it was Gangchen Rinpoche! He said to me, “Who are you?” I said, “I don’t know, but I want to meet you.” He responded, “Ok, you come in the afternoon” and told me the location of his ladrang.

The incredible thing was, I was supposed to meet Gangchen Rinpoche earlier that day. I wanted to meet him very much, but when my monk friend left to see his Lama without me, I just thought, “Well, I do not know where he lives, so never mind.” Yet, I ended up meeting him in the middle of a busy town! Also later that afternoon when I arrived at his house (ladrang), the minute I approached him, he told me a few things that were quite incredible, because I had never met this Lama… I had never seen, heard of or spoken to him… In fact, I had never even spoken to any of his students prior to my brief encounter with the Western monk.

So, there I was in the middle of Kathmandu, Nepal and Rinpoche was telling me things about my past that were very accurate and precise. Gangchen Rinpoche also gave me a prediction of my future and what I should do in tremendous detail. Yes, I repeat: he gave me predictions of my future and what I should do in much detail. And in hindsight, 20 years later, it came true. So I am totally and perfectly convinced that Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche has very advanced psychic abilities, which I witnessed with my own eyes. I was and am still amazed at the clairvoyance of Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche. If you ever have a chance to visit him, you should. He is an incredible lama with great compassion, knowledge, insight and psychic abilities. He is a great healer in this incarnation as were his previous incarnations. It is said Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche has many visions of various Buddhas and Dharma protectors and is very close to H.H. Panchen Rinpoche for many lifetimes now.

In the following years, whenever I went to Nepal or travelled to other places, Gangchen Rinpoche would always “happen to be there”. His home base is in Italy but he also has a Ladrang (Lama’s residence) in Nepal. Whenever I was in Nepal, he would always be at his Ladrang there. It was kind of a coincidence. During one of my visits to Nepal, I engaged in a Yamantaka retreat with Gangchen Rinpoche and his group of students. After the Yamantaka retreat, I was planning to return to Gaden in South India. However, Gangchen Rinpoche insisted that I go to India with him.

With trepidation, I followed Gangchen Rinpoche and his large group of students to India from Nepal. We took a bus and among the many places that we visited was Domo Geshe Rinpoche’s monastery in Sikkim, Kalimpong, North India. We also visited Domo Geshe’s private residence. Gangchen Rinpoche respects Domo Geshe very much and the temples built by Domo Geshe in Kalimpong, Darjeeling and Sikkim are very sanctified and holy. Many of Domo Geshe Rinpoche’s students live in the area, and they manage and take care of the temple and the residences perfectly. I am so glad I went along with Rinpoche and he invited me.

During my visit to Domo Geshe’s monastery, I stayed in an oracle’s house in Kalimpong. Domo Geshe Rinpoche had a student in the monastery named Lhakpa Dhondrub, who was an oracle of Dorje Shugden and Namkar Barzin as well as Setrap. I stayed with Lhakpa Dhondrub in his home, and he joined Gangchen Rinpoche and the entourage as we traveled around North India. I remember a particular incident that occurred while we were visiting the monasteries of Domo Geshe Rinpoche… I experienced an incredible feeling as I entered one of the Protector Chapels. Domo Geshe had Dorje Shugden and several other Protectors in the Protector Chapel but I was very attracted to one particular Protector, which Gangchen Rinpoche introduced to me as Namkar Barzin. Lhakpa Dhondrub spontaneously took trance of Namkar Barzin and embraced Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche when we visited this temple. I met Namkar Barzin at this time and offered a khata. I was in awe and entranced. I was so excited to meet a Protector through this famous oracle. Namkar Barzin embracing Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche showed their closeness and how highly attained Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche is.

I was extremely fascinated because I had never seen or heard of this being prior to this visit. Gangchen Rinpoche then told the group more about Namkar Barzin – that he was a special Protector of Domo Geshe Rinpoche, his monasteries and his temples. And the story that another lama friend related to me was very interesting:

During the Monlam Festival, which was started by Je Tsongkhapa in Lhasa during his lifetime on earth, everyone would go out for days to commemorate the New Year. The festivities would culminate in the celebration of the coming of Maitreya Buddha. Maitreya’s statue would be escorted through the crowd that was gathered in the streets of Lhasa, and tens of thousands of people would go and make offerings to Maitreya Buddha to make a connection with him for the future.

There was a Mongolian Geshe who attended the Monlam Festival in the 1920’s. On his way back to Mongolia after the festivities, he passed through Phari, an area of Domo Geshe’s monasteries. At that time, the roads were not paved as they are today, and travelling was very treacherous. There were no vehicles either, and the only way to travel was by horse or caravan or on foot. So, while the Geshe was walking and hitch hiking back to Mongolia, he got caught in a snowstorm in Phari. And by the time the snowstorm was over, the Geshe had literally frozen into a block of ice. He was at death’s door – nearly dead but his consciousness was still present.

He was ‘kind of’ frozen in a walking position – standing in a block of ice – and his eyes were wide open. When the local kids passed by and saw the Mongolian Geshe frozen in the block of ice, they started taunting and making fun of him and, basically, laughed at his predicament. These insensitive acts were done while the Geshe’s consciousness was still inside his body, and through his eyes he could see what these kids were doing, i.e. taunting him instead of getting him help. He became very disturbed and passed away unhappy.

After the Geshe’s unhappy death, animals in the region started to fall ill and die… the weather conditions became unusual… bad omens and signs started to appear.. and the families of the children who had taunted the Geshe started to develop illnesses that could not be cured with medicine. These events worried and frightened the people of the region, so they consulted with Kyabje Domo Geshe Rinpoche, who was the most respected Lama in the area at that time. After listening to the villagers’ problems, Domo Geshe Rinpoche knew exactly what had happened… he understood and decided to talk to the Geshe.

Kyabje Dome Geshe Rinpoche then went to the frozen corpse and said something along these lines, “You are a Geshe and you know Dharma, you understand Dharma, and you should not be attached. Therefore, you have died and you have turned into a being here that is unhappy and causing suffering to others. I would like to release you from this and have you enter the entourage of Dorje Shugden to become one of the ministers and assistants because you are quite powerful, and you are quite learned, and you could be of assistance to the Buddhadharma and the growth of the Buddhadharma. Would you like to do that?

When Domo Geshe Rinpoche asked the Geshe’s corpse this question, everybody present saw the corpse blink his eyes in acceptance. After that, Domo Geshe had his oracle of Dorje Shugden take trance, and he officially offered the Geshe (now known as Namkar Barzin) to Dorje Shugden to be part of his entourage. Dorje Shugden accepted and Namkar Barzin’s promise to Dorje Shugden was sealed. As Dorje Shugden is a highly realized being, it was appropriate for Namkar Barzin to assist him. He along with Kache Marpo serves as one of the main ministers of Dorje Shugden.

Namkar Barzin showed a lot of effort in helping Dorje Shugden, helping Dharma practitioners, protecting the monasteries and gave a lot of signs. If a lama of Domo Geshe Rinpoche’s caliber recognizes this new protector Namkar Barzin, it is good enough for me. Domo Geshe was very pleased with Namkar Barzin, and made many images of him and spread his practice to many. Domo Geshe also enthroned Namkar Barzin as one of the protectors of his many monasteries. Although he is part of Dorje Shugden’s entourage, Namkar Barzin is a Dharma Protector in his own right and there are rituals, rites and mantras written to Namkar Barzin that specifically invoke his presence, power and blessings. In the Phari area, Namkar Barzin is very famous and very well known. Up till today, the people of Phari practice this Dharma Protector very strongly. I found this to be very interesting and captivating and thought I should share the story here.

A statue of Namkar Barzin which was personally made by H.E. the 1st Domo Geshe Rinpoche

Below are the prayers to Namkar Barzin. I have personally composed a prayer to him because I feel a very strong connection to Namkar Barzin and a very strong liking for him because he can benefit people spiritually. The mantra was extracted from traditional sources. In Lama Zopa’s biography ‘The Lawudo Lama‘, he talks about Namkar Barzin, which is quite beautiful. I have extracted it here for you to see. Also included are extracts from another book ‘Oracles and Demons of Tibet‘ which was written back in the 1950s and published in 1993 (pages 143 – 144). I have also included some different pictures and downloads for all of you.

So, this is the short story of Namkar Barzin and I was first introduced to him by Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche. He is a relatively new Dharma Protector who has been around for 70-80 years. Although he is new, he is very effective. As a footnote, which is quite interesting: while I was in Kalimpong, Domo Rinpoche’s oracle took trance of Namkar Barzin. When Namkar Barzin entered and spoke, the funny thing is he speaks in Mongolian and then he switches to Tibetan. The oracle himself is Tibetan who does not speak any Mongolian but when Namkar Barzin enters the oracle, he actually speaks Mongolian first before switching back to Tibetan. This is because before he passed away and became a Protector, he was a Mongolian Geshe.

So, I met Namkar Barzin once through the oracle and I was introduced to him by Gangchen Rinpoche. I treasure all these wonderful memories and thought I would share it here.

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

Invocation to Lord Namkar Barzin

Composed by Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, follower of the Duldzin lineage

 

With great faith I take refuge in Lord Shakyamuni Buddha,
Who with great self sacrifice perseverance achieved fully,
The peerless Enlightenment under the Bodhi tree in BodhGaya,
And with profound compassion turned the wheel of Dharma.

With great reverence I pay heartfelt homage to Lord Tsongkhapa,
Who as an emanation of the Lord of Speech Manjushri,
Took rebirth during the times that Shakyamuni’s teachings,
Were on the decline and enacted the deeds of enlightened activities.

I bow to the Great Geshe of Dromo of Phari, who in dependence upon,
Hearing, contemplation and meditation relied on the preliminaries,
Of Tsongkapa retreat and the secret Mother Queen Vajra Yogini,
Achieved great siddhis and was a tremendous benefit to others.

Great Mongolian Geshe who was diligent and caught in storm returning,
Taunted and made fun of were the causes for you to manifest,
‘compassionate’ anger to take on a form of a supreme Dharmapala,
I invoke your swift presence to this place now by the power of my refuge.

You who take on the form of a fully ordained monk holding sword which,
Cuts the bonds of our temporal sufferings and difficulties,
Who holds a white skull cup representing that you have mastered tantra,
And who rides on a mystical qiling as a mount, showing your tantric masteries.

Who rides amid psychic wind, fire and smoke with great speed,
And who has three eyes on the lookout for those in need of protection.
Since the great Mahasiddha of Phari, Dromo Geshe places confidence in you,
So I one with faith but little merit do also.

Please calm down the disturbances, fighting, violence, crime,
In this region in which you are invoked. Many here are suffering unnecessarily.
Please calm the violence and hostilities here. 
Protect those without help and assistance. Let disturbing violence in this area stop.

Let the population have peace, harmony, prosperity and growth.
I invoke you and request you to be the protector of this region and,
Keep a close eye on those who may be the object of crime and thievery.
Please calm the local guardians for they can come under your subjugation.

Have pity and great compassion to the one who is invoking you through
This prayer of request. Although our spiritual attainments are none, we have
Great faith in Lord Buddha and the holy Dharma, so with respect I remind you,
Of the oath you have taken with the great Mahasiddha of Phari, Dromo Geshe Rinpoche.

I offer you milk, teas, cakes, biscuits, yoghurts, incense, lights, and various other
Offerings as to make a link with you.
Please out of your great compassion,
Accept and make this whole area at peace, prosperous and calm.
Use your quick powerful actions and show immediate protection that is ongoing.

OM BIYADA-PAR DHAMA-DHARA SOHA
(This mantra can be recited as many times as possible to connect with Namkar Barzin)

Please manifest signs to all that are clear and evident of your much needed presence,
Show clear and swift results in helping the suffering of this area.
I invoke you and request you from my heart. You, great Mongol Geshe Namka Barzin,
Protect, protect and show your swift actions for all to witness.

Great Mongol Geshe whose mystical powers have been proven,
Who is known to be swift as wind and extremely fierce, gnawing your lower lip,
Whose reputation to guard the property and wealth of those who place faith in you is famed,
Show special favour to me that I may gain inner and outer accomplishments.

On a personal basis, be my guardian, friend and protector.
Grant me my needs and necessities and may they come easily.
May I gain wealth, prosperity and freedom from obstructers, human and non-human.
Make the situations arise that I may practice the Dharma in-depth.

Remain as my Dharma protector and calm interferences.
May I be blessed by the faultless Shakyamuni, Tsongkhapa, and Dromo Geshe in this life and all future lives.
Where there is unhappiness and sufferings, may it quell and be calmed.
May I be of tremendous benefit to others and a fully enlightened being.

 

(This prayer to Namkar Barzin can be recited daily and you do not need special permission or initiation. Offerings of water, tea and incense can be made to this protective dharma protector of Phari, if convenient.)

(The other powerful acolyte and entourage of Dorje Shugden is the Mongolian Namkar Barzin who rides on the mythical animal qilin. A qilin resembles a goat with scales of a fish for skin. The qilin is a harbinger of good luck and fortune it is believed. Namkar Barzin was included in the entourage of Dorje Shugden by the 20th century Mahasiddha Domo Geshe Rinpoche who was well-known to be the emanation of Tsongkhapa himself as told by the 13th Dalai Lama. Namkar Barzin also is a dharma protector in his own right but serves Dorje Shugden as Kache Marpo does.)

Namkar Barzin
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Invite a Namkar Barzin tsa tsa from Vajrasecrets.com:
http://www.vajrasecrets.com/namkar-barzin-pewter-tsa-tsa

 

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ADDENDUM 

The Lawudo Lama

The Lawudo Lama presents two life stories along with an extended introduction laying out their social and cultural context. The first Lawudo Lama portrayed, Lama Kunzang Yeshe (1864-1946), was a yogi of the Nyingma lineage who spent much of his life meditating in a cave near Lawudo. The second story is of Kunzang Yeshe’s reincarnation, a monk of the Gelug lineage known as Lama Zopa Rinpoche, whose story is given in a first-person narrative. In this book, Lama Zopa mentions Namkar Barzin when recounting his visit to Dungkar Monastery. 

[Source: Jamyang Wangmo; (2005) The Lawudo Lama, Stories of Reincarnation from the Mount Everest Region; Vajra Publications]

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Oracles and Demons of Tibet

(Source: RENE DE NEBESKY – WOJKOWITZ, (1956 – 1st print); Oracles and Demons of Tibet, The Cult and Iconography of the Tibetan Protective Deities; Book Faith India)

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 His Eminence Kyabje Domo Geshe Rinpoche

 

His Eminence Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche and myself in my ladrang in Gaden Monastery back in 1994. I had the great fortune that Rinpoche visited me in my own home.

 

This is the special oracle of Kyabje Domo Geshe Rinpoche who would take trance of Namkar Barzin whom I have met.

 

Very holy Dorje Shugden image made personally by Kyabje Domo Geshe Rinpoche. It was seen that Yetis used to bring snow lion milk to Domo Geshe Rinpoche as an offering. Snow lion milk was considered very medicinal and Domo Geshe had mixed the milk into the making of this image. Yetis in Tibet were messengers between high lamas. Kind of like carrier pigeons. They are considered very intelligent.

 

 

 

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  3. KC on Aug 17, 2017 at 8:33 am

    Just asking out of curiosity, in Buddhism there is many said mantras and protectors which is said to be able to protect and avert a person from harm.

    If the great Namkar Barzin was previously known as a powerful monk, why did such misfortune happened on him?

    I’ve also heard many stories that those who take refuge under Buddha/Lama are protected against harms and divine being will come to help in times of distress. But why did the misfortune still happened?

    Could someone please enlighten me with the knowledge of Buddhism as I’m still green in it? Appreciate it alot. Thankyou.

  4. Sofi on Aug 17, 2017 at 1:48 am

    I love this story of how Namkar Barzin became a Minister in the entourage of Lord Dorje Shugden. It really shows the importance of Dharma that we hold within us that even under terrible conditions, an attained Lama like Kyabje Domo Geshe Rinpoche is able to change the course to be meritorious. It gives hopes that if we practiced well, our attained Guru will be able to help us.

    This story also shows the existence of attainments in Lamas/Masters who had gained high realisations/enlightenment in their spiritual practices and the possibility for us to achieve the same. It seems so magical and yet a reality that is so recent (70-80 years ago), during the times of my grandparents. Namkar Barzin with such close affinity with us can help us with swift and powerful results.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this amazing story of your personal acquaintance with Namkar Barzin through Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche, Kyabje Domo Geshe Rinpoche and the Oracle. The beautiful prayer composed by Rinpoche shows so much reverence and trust in Namkar Barzin. May our propitiation of Lord Dorje Shugden always bring forth Namkar Barzin’s help in our spiritual path. May we always have the merits to be close to enlightened spiritual Gurus like Rinpoche, Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche, Kyabje Domo Geshe Rinpoche and many others who selflessly come back lifetime after lifetimes to give us the Dharma and practices. _()_

  5. Pastor David Lai on Aug 16, 2017 at 5:29 am

    I love the story of Namka Barzin because it is a real story of how an ordinary spirit was allowed the great fortune to redeem himself by entering and serving within the mandala of Dorje Shugden. I think it is a universal tale of redemption that touches the core of our very being.

    All of us make mistakes and appreciate forgiveness and I think that’s what’s so appealing about Namka Barzin’s story and how we relate as half-past-six practitioners ourselves seeking to deepen our practice. In many ways, we are just like Namka Barzin seeking a second chance to make things right. Also, the thought of being a minister to an enlightened Dharma Protector is really appealing for its promise of fast-paced track to enlightenment.

  6. wan wai meng on Aug 15, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    Domo Geshe, is so skillful to convert a raging spirit into part of Dorje Shugden entourage. As for a protector to arise it seems anger is one of the components and as more learned and spiritual beings are practiced it is even harder for conditions like anger to appear in their mindstreams.

    Because of Namka Barzin’s ability to benefit ladrangs of teachers and so forth may this practice spread so many more ladrangs are guarded by Namkar Barzin.

  7. Uncle Eddie on Aug 13, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    As Tsem Rinpoche said, “When we do Dorje Shugden practice,then Namka Barzin is automatically included, because Dorje Shugden has many incredible beings on his entourage assisting him in his Dharma work always!” As Dorje Shugden is a highly realized being, it was appropiate for Namkar Barzin to assist him. He alone with Kache Marpo is said to serve as one of the main ministers of Dorje Shugden. It is noted that people of Phari practised this Dharma protector very strongly, and that Namkar Barzin is said to be very famous and well-known in this Pari area. Before the “mongolian geshe” became “Namkar Barzin,” he got caught-up in a snow-storm in Pari, literally frozen into a block of ice, with his eyes still wide opened! After the geshe unhappy frozen death, a lot of bad omens and signs started to appear with families of people and animals, who had taunted him, started falling ill and passing away! This phenomena created fears, worries, and panicky amongst the frightened residents of the region, so they consulted the most respected Lama, who happened to be Dome Geshe Rinpoche. Upon listening, Rinpoche immediately understood and went to talk to the “Death-corpse Geshe” who can still blink his eyes! When he was in acceptance, Domo Geshe Rinpoche had his oracle of Dorshe Shugden took trance and officially offered geshe, now known as “Namkar Barzin” to Dorje Shugden to be part of his entourage. When Dorje Shugden accepted, Namkar Barzin’s promise to Dorje Shugden was sealed. He alone with Kache Marpo serves as one of the main ministers of Dorje Shugden. It was mentioned herein this blog, that our Rinpoche has met Namkar Barzin once through the oracle introduced by Ganchen Rinpoche, which our Rinpoche has treasured as wonder memories and happy thoughts! Thank you so much for the sharing, Rinpoche!

  8. Datuk May on Aug 9, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    When we have a High Lama as our Guru for guidance along our spiritual path, it is something that we need to be grateful for and pay great reverence to our Guru.

    In the case of Namkar Barzin who held onto frustration and anger at time of death, Kyabje Domo Geshe Rinpoche said the following to him and turned his emotional negativity to positivity and for Namkar Barzin to become a Protector of the Dharma within the entourage of Dorje Shugden:-

    “You are a Geshe and you know Dharma, you understand Dharma, and you should not be attached. Therefore, you have died and you have turned into a being here that is unhappy and causing suffering to others. I would like to release you from this and have you enter the entourage of Dorje Shugden to become one of the ministers and assistants because you are quite powerful, and you are quite learned, and you could be of assistance to the Buddhadharma and the growth of the Buddhadharma. Would you like to do that?”

    To the above, due to Namkar Barzin’s knowledge of Dharma, he agreed positively and he was saved from entry into the lower realms and reigns supreme as a member of the entourage of Dorje Shugden.

  9. Fong on Aug 8, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    How Namkar Barzin became a member of Dorje Shugden’s entourage affirms the attainments of Kyabje Domo Geshe Rinpoche. How a monk who was lost in death but was subdued to protect dharma. To me, that is thegreatness of the dharma and all who has practiced the dharma cna be turned back to dharma and not continue being lost.

  10. freon on Aug 7, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    From the story of Namkar Barzin, on how he passed away angrily, whereby a group of kid taunted him; thought came to me that I have to be mindful whenever we talk or deal with sentient beings. If we are careless, we could harm some one although it is not intentionally and causes lots of troubles.

    I too learned that, dharma is important not only for this life but the dharma knowledge could benefits us for many lifetimes. Namkar Barzin was a learned Geshe thus, his dharma knowledge have helped him to release from the suffering he have and become entourage of Dorje Shugden. By becoming entourage of Dorje Shugden, Namkar Barzin could continued to helps others by his dharma knowledge.

    From the prayer wrote by Rinpoche, I learned that Namkar Barzin could calm down violence in that area, and also subjugate crime and thievery. At the same time, Namkar Barzin also guard on property and wealth.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing on this Protector.

    Bowing to Rinpoche’s lotus feet
    Freon

  11. Stella Cheang on Aug 7, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    Thank you for sharing the background story of Namkar Barzin, Rinpoche. It is truly fascinating, and it enthralls me. As the arisen of Nambar Barzin as a protector was as recent as 90 years ago after being “subdued” by Domo Geshe Rinpoche, it goes to show that all the mystical and magical power of Tibetan Lamas are not a romanticized affair, but real and in fact, common. And we shall not take the spiritual strength of high lama lightly.

    From a different perspective, the sorry fate of the Mongolian Lama serves as a stern reminder that ignorance is NOT bliss. The ignorant and uncaring kids who taunted and mocked the Mongolian Lama when he was frozen instead of finding help created the karma for themselves as well as the people around them to suffer illness and terrible fate. Therefore it is better for us to know, to behave and to not act willfully. The outcome can be unthinkable If it is not for the powerful Kyabje Domo Geshe Rinpoche.

  12. Samfoonheei on Aug 7, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    Interesting read of how Rinpoche came to know of this great master Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche and Namkar Barzin through the oracle. Rinpoche’s meeting with Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche and Domo Geshe Rinpoche were meant for each other so timely.I can understand now a bit more insight on Dorje Shugden entourage.Interesting read how Namkar Barzin how he arise as a protectoer,he was infact a Mongolian Geshe.He was one of the other powerful acolyte and entourage of Dorje Shugden.
    Thank you Rinpoche sharing this interesting story of Namkar Barzin and the invocation to Lord Namkar Barzin composed by Rinpoche.

  13. Alice Tay on Jul 27, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    Namkar Barzin is considered as the newest member to join as Dorje Shugden’s entourage of about 70-80 years ago. He has similar function as Kache Marpo to serve as one of the main ministers of Dorje Shugden. especially in helping Dharma practitioners to clear obstacles for smooth spiritual path.

    Before arise as a dharma protector, Namkar Barzin was a Mongolian geshe who suffered a traumatic death and later subdued by Kyabje Dome Geshe Rinpoche. Due to Namkar Barzin’s strong guru devotion as followed Kyabje Dome Geshe Rinpoche’s instructions in helping Dorje Shugden and Dharma practitioners, Kyabje Domo Geshe Rinpoche made many images of him, spread his practice to many others and enthroned him as one of the protectors of his many monasteries.

    Thank you Rinpoche sharing this interesting story of Namkar Barzin.

  14. Vivian Ong on Jul 14, 2017 at 12:19 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article of your own experienced meeting Gangchen in Nepal and also meeting Protector Namkar Barzin in India. It is so blessed to meet the walking Medicine Buddha and also one of the ministers of Dorje Shugden. I rejoice to Rinpoche for meeting these holy beings personally.

    With folded palms,
    Vivian

  15. MartinC on Feb 9, 2017 at 9:13 am

    This is an interesting and uncommon view of why His Holiness the Dalai Lama imposed the Dorje Shugden ban. The commenter ‘Suzy in Hawaii’ is honest to say that despite not wanting to, she could not help seeing the beauty in the Dorje Shugden practice. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4&t=11s

    Suzy

  16. Anne Ong on Feb 3, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the wonderful story of Namkar Barzin. I always love write ups about Dharma Protectors as i find their backgrounds very intriguing. And how Tsem Rinpoche met Gangchen Rinpoche. Wonderful!!

  17. Choong on Jan 3, 2017 at 12:06 am

    I note that on page 44 of RENE DE NEBESKY – WOJKOWITZ, (1956 – 1st print); Oracles and Demons of Tibet, The Cult and Iconography of the Tibetan Protective Deities; Book Faith India) featured above in this article, can be found details about Methar, the spirit of the treasurer of Tengyeling who was subdued by Serkong Dorje Chang and placed in the retinue of Dorje Shugden.

  18. Tsem Rinpoche on Sep 15, 2016 at 12:49 am

    Trode Khangsar Chapel in Lhasa, Tibet

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Tsem Rinpoche


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

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

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    The 5th Dalai Lama’s Prayer to Dorje Shugden

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  19. shane Jayasuriya on Nov 10, 2015 at 11:10 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for this very interesting article…. Its good to to Dorje Shugden other minister Namkar Barzin.. Bit confusing is that there is two stories of his Death, one say he was want to be a monk and temple monks throw him out and later he pass away, other say he was a Lama who was passing by and die…Actually its good to know about Namkar Barzin

    Thank you _/\_ _/\_ _/\_

  20. Bernd on Oct 15, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    May i request you, to teach us some practies about Namkar Barzin,plz.?

    • Wan Wai Meng on Oct 16, 2015 at 2:26 am

      I heard that Namka Bardzin is powerful in protecting properties and places. What is the reason you wish to practice Namka Bardzin?

      • Bernd on Oct 19, 2015 at 7:40 pm

        Dear Wan Wai Meng,
        thanks for replay and question.

        Actually, to be honest, i don`t know, why i am more interested in some aspects of Buddhism than in other?

        In case of Namkar Barzin, i thought because he is the latest Member of the entourage of Dorje Shugden, that his practies contains: the best of what the masters has been compiled.

        And I hope that Rinpoche will teach his online-Students in the futur.

        Best Wishs
        Bernd

  21. Wan Wai Meng on Aug 31, 2015 at 1:22 am

    Tsem Rinpoche’s meeting with Gangchen Lama seems predestined almost magical. Gangchen Rinpoche previous incarnation built Borobudur, what an amazing beneficial being.

    Domo Geshe Rinpoche’s act of subduing Namka Bardzin is reminiscent of the Guru Rinpoche subduing the Pehar in times of old. Domo Geshe kindness have earned him to be called an emanation of Tsongkhapa and people have also recited the mantra Domo Geshe Om Mani Padme Hum, which shows how much regard the people have for Domo Geshe.

  22. Julia Tan on May 18, 2015 at 1:31 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the story of how Rinpoche met Gangchen Rinpoche and Domo Geshe Rinpoche. I think may be because Rinpoche is half Mongolian and Namkar Barzin was also a Mongolian hence Rinpoche has very strong feeling for him. After reading the story of how Namkar Barzin transformed from a spirit to a protector, reminded me about how powerful a Lama that can transformed an evil spirit to a Dharma protector. Because of that Namkar Barzin is now helping all sentient beings simply through the Lama’s compassion. There was no fire puja needed.

    If Dorje Shugden is an eveil spirit why can’t H.H. Dalai Lama the compassionate Chenrezig do the same as Domo Geshe Rinpoche to transform Dorje Shugden to become Dharma protector? I do not believe HHDL do not has that power but I believe Dorje Shugden is already a enlightened Dharma Protector hence there’s no need for the HHDL to do so anymore.

  23. tsemtulku on May 9, 2015 at 10:34 pm

    “If the Dalai Lama, if His Holiness the Dalai Lama can be harmed by Dorje Shugden, then we might as well not practice Buddhism anymore. If His Holiness the Dalai Lama can have his life shortened by a so-called evil spirit, any evil spirit, then can he be Avalokiteshvara? So on one hand you say, we say, I say, everybody says, he is Avalokiteshvara; on the other hand you’re saying that he can harmed by an evil spirit… Which one is it? Can he harmed by an evil spirit or is he Avalokiteshvara? Do you think Avalokiteshvara, Manjushri, Vajrapani, Tara all take refuge in something else to protect themselves from Dorje Shugden? How illogical is that? How illogical of people to say His Holiness the Dalai Lama can be harmed by an evil spirit, any evil spirit or “Dorje Shugden” evil spirit. How is that possible?” – Tsem Tulku Rinpoche

  24. Sock Wan on May 7, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the story of Namkar Barzin with us. There are so much to learn, as we learn more, religion is not a superstition anymore, everything becomes so logical. We have to practice well now because even a well learned Geshe could become a spirit, let alone ordinary people like us. Dharma protector is important for us because we need him to remove our obstacles and purity our negative karmas so we can have a more conducive condition to practice.

  25. Edwin Tan on May 4, 2015 at 3:14 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for the wonderful story of Namkar Barzin.

    It is always delightful to read or listen to Rinpoche’s stories and encounters.

    I always wanted to know more about Namkar Barzin, since he is part of the entourage for Dorje Shugden, and now I have the fortune to.

    Thank you Rinpoche.

  26. Berndt on Apr 29, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    Hallo to all,
    The Venerable Lama Zopa Rinpoche narrate his personal encounter with the “protector Namka Barzin” here is the link:

    https://www.lamayeshe.com/index.php?sect=article&id=274

    on the page first article from middle to end.

    PS: Can anyone tell me, please is my Idea of improvised altar O.K.? for praying the Invocation to Lord Namkar Barzin by Venerable Rinpoche?

    What to do with the offerings after the prayer?

    • Pastor David Lai on Aug 13, 2017 at 1:50 am

      Hi Berndt,
      Greetings and I am not sure if you will receive this message and I hope that you will get it. Unfortunately, the link that you shared no longer works and I am really curious to read about Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s encounter with Namka Barzin.

      It would be highly interesting to read. If I am not mistaken, Lama Zopa Rinpoche himself was recognized by Dorje Shugden, as according to his auto-biography Lawudo Lama. It’s just too bad that this fact is not open and that Lama Zopa talks against this protector now.

  27. Billy Ng on Apr 27, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    I think it’s really interesting how this story turns about. It really amazes me how Kyabje Dome Geshe Rinpoche pacifies the geshe and allow him to be part of Dorje Shugden’s entourage to benefit others instead of terrifying others. And this is through Kyabje Dome Geshe Rinpoche’s compassion towards the geshe. Similarly, i’m really thankful that Rinpoche has post this story to benefit us all from his practice.

    Thank you, Rinpoche. Really looking forward to more interesting stories like this!!

  28. Berndt on Apr 26, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    Dear Venerable Rinpoche and Hallo to all,
    a short question: i have no altar, thats way i want to clean my desk,and then put a box on the cleaned desk then i will place the offerings on the box (candlelight, sweets, cakes, milk, yoghurt) light the candle and speak the prayer:Invocation to Lord Namkar Barzin by Venerable Rinpoche.
    Would that be O.K.?

    and after the prayer, can i remove the offerings in order to use my desk, again? and what should be done with the offerings?

    Can someone help, please
    Best Wishes
    Berndt

  29. Andrew Hibberd on Apr 25, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    everything is a debate no one needs to die our job is to keep all precious human life alive

    1280px-Ballard_Kadampa dorje shugden pic save for andrews family later

  30. So Kin Hoe (KISG) on Apr 24, 2015 at 11:33 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the story of Namkar Barzin. After reading the story and knowing more of Namkar Barzin and Kache Marpo, my faith for Dorje Shugden has even grown more as Dorje Shugden has powerful assistants and entourage to assist Him to protect and help the Dharma practitioners swiftly and effectively. In our current degenerate age, it is important that we need a Protector who is closer to our time so that we can easily receive help to clear our obstacles in order to stay on course along the spiritual path until we can achieve enlightenment and Buddhahood. May more and more people have faith in Dorje Shugden and His entourage in order to embrace the Dharma practice smoothly with much clarity of Buddha’s teachings and spread the love and compassion to all sentient beings.

  31. Datuk May on Apr 24, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    What stands out for me in reading the story of Namka Barzin is how anger and frustration (emotions encountered by Namka Barzin on death) can be turned into compassion and care and become a protector for sentients being and assist them in their quest for enlightenment. How powerful.

    Fortunately for Namka Barzin, there was a Great Lama, Kyabje Dromo Geshe Rinpoche, to help him to turn negative emotions to positive ones. And since Namka Barzin had huge Dharma knowledge, he obeyed.

    It is imperative that in this life time for us to totally trust and listen to our Guru and in the same manner we can transform our negativities to positive.

  32. Jake on Apr 23, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    Thank you so much for this article Rinpoche! Very informative. I love the paranormal and the unknown, so I especially appreciate all the information about oracles and Yetis!

    I have very little knowledge of this topic, but I believe I read somewhere that Namkar Barzin and Kache Marpo are considered worldly protectors versus enlightened protectors like Dorje Shugden. Does anyone know what the differences are between requesting from the two classes of Dharmapalas? Do they function differently? Thank you for clarifying for me!
    With love and respect, Jake

    • Pastor Jay Jae on Apr 24, 2015 at 2:44 am

      Dear Jake,

      There is a difference between Kache Marpo and Namka Barzin. Kache Marpo manifests as a worldly protector but in actual fact an emanation of Hayagriva, the wrathful form of Amitabha. Whereas Namka Barzin is a worldly protector sworn under the oath to Dorje Shugden by Kyabje Dromo Geshe Rinpoche.

      According to Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, there are two types of Dharma Protector. One class is Enlightened and the other are unenlightened protectors sworn by oath by the high Lamas. Within the class of Enlightened protectors, they appear in both supramundane and worldly form in order to help sentient beings. Examples of Enlightened beings in supramundane forms are Mahakalas and Kalarupa. Enlightened protectors in worldly form are Setrap , Dorje Shugden and even Kache Marpo.

      Namka Barzin falls into the worldly class of protectors but a highly involved one. The fact that Kyabje Dromo geshe Rinpoche would praise him for his qualities and entrust him within the mandala of Dorje Shugden, he is no ordinary worldling.

      Enlightened protectors (be they manifesting in supramundane or worldly form) are fit for our refuge as they are direct emanations of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. We can take refuge, make offerings and prostrations to them and gain merits from doing so. Their sole duty is to help clear obstacles and bring us to enlightenment.

      Worldly protectors are not fit for refuge and we cannot rely on them for enlightenment. We can propitiate them by making offerings to them like a friend giving a gift and asking a favour in return. They have limited abilities to help.

      hope this short explanation help.

      PJJ

      • Jake on Apr 24, 2015 at 4:36 am

        Thank you for your detailed explanation! You answered my question perfectly. Thank you as well for clarifying the nature of Kache Marpo, I would not have known otherwise. I very much appreciate your knowledgeable response!
        -Jake

  33. yikming on Apr 23, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    Guru,
    Thanks for the sharing on Namkar Barzin. It gives us more insight on Dorje Shugden entourage and also the significance in the prayers. I especially intrigue with the Dorje Shugden image made with mixture of snow lion milk, and the messenger. _/|\_

  34. Li Kheng on Apr 23, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    The entourage of Dorje Shugden is awesome. Each of them are such high beings. Both Namkar Barzin and Kache Marpo can be propitiated as Dharma Protectors in their own rights, yet they chose to be a part of Dorje Shugden’s entourage. This says a lot about Dorje Shugden.

    What is also very amazing when reading these stories is that they are like Super Hero legends of special beings who pledged their life to “save the world”. These are real super heroes who works for decades and centuries to protect, bless and guide all of us if we seek their help. When I read these stories, it makes me wonder why we come up with virtual super heroes that further delude our minds? I am now excited to share the story Namkar Barzin with friends and introduce them to a real life super hero who was once a man devoted to the Dharma and decided to serve others by letting go of his anger and humiliation by developing wisdom and kindness.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this very interesting blog post of Namkar Barzin which is not readily available in such detail online. Thank you Rinpoche and the blog team for making more and more of these precious practices and commentaries and explanations available for people all over the world at the convenient tip of their fingers.

  35. Kevin W on Apr 23, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    I love reading Rinpoche’s personal experience, adventures and many interesting stories in India, Nepal and Tibet.

    Its more refreshing than buying a book.
    More please! ^___^

    Thank you Rinpoche.

  36. Bradley Kassian on Apr 23, 2015 at 9:06 am

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful dharma protector, and Domo Geshe Rinpoche :). So happy to read about both of them. Question though, because he is fairly recent, does that mean his blessings are swift for our time?

    • tsemtulku on Apr 23, 2015 at 9:37 am

      Dear Bradley,

      Just because they are recent protectors, does not make them swifter necessarily but it just means during this time and age, their connection with us has ripened. So since their connection with us has ripened, it can be they are swifter due to this ripening. When we do Dorje Shugden’s practice, then Namka Barzin is automatically included. I hope this helps. 🙂
      Dorje Shugden has many incredible beings on his entourage assisting Him in His works always.

      Tsem Rinpoche

      (photo: My personal statue of Namka Barzin carved from wood to share with you.)

      AmMQI0Kq-QTwGecOa_GU8t3mKoNIjr_8KstyF0eFsA_x (2)

      • Bradley Kassian on Apr 23, 2015 at 10:44 am

        Thank you for answering that Rinpoche. It cleared up my wrong views. This certainly does help. Thank you 🙂

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    Sunday, Dec 10. 2017 08:52 PM
    Thank you for this interesting sharing. The people of Okinawa sounds like they really know how to have fun. The yearly Naha Tug-of-War Festival and the Pantu Festival are really fun! It will be a destination that i will love to visit.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/wonderful-okinawa.html#comments
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    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/yeti-bigfoot-sasquatch/sir-edmund-hillarys-yeti.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Dec 10. 2017 11:44 AM
    Just over the years we’ve lost an incredible variety of species, like these amazing creatures
    animals that have recently become extinct. I have not seen all these animals before till I read this article. Some of them looks odd in features. Animal extinctions may be caused by natural occurrences such as climatic heating or cooling or changes in sea levels. In more modern times, however, human activity has been to blame. The main cause of modern extinctions could also be like clearing forest , expanding of farming land and so forth.
    The authority concerned must do some thing before the situation getting worse. In no time there will be any of these animals left and seen.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing and to create awareness of protecting life and the living environment of those extinct animals.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/10-most-amazing-extinct-animals.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Dec 10. 2017 11:44 AM
    Wonderful and powerful quotes for us to ponder ,to choose to be a vegetarian.Wow….what a huge difference between those vegetarian childhood having IQ of 109.1, and meat eaters childhood having IQ of 100.9. It show that those people on vegetarian are smarter then.
    Being a vegetarian makes it easier for us to increase our loving kindness and compassion. Do it for the animals. Do it for the environment, and do it for our health.
    In every country in the world, killing human beings is condemned. The Buddhist precept of non-killing extends even further, to include all living beings…….~ Thich Nhat Hanh
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/excellent-quotes-on-vegetarianism.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Dec 10. 2017 11:43 AM
    Wow …..there is such a city in India ,which was a eye opening for me. This Indian city Palitana becomes world’s first vegetarian city . This city a major pilgrimage centre for Jains religion and is known for being the largest cluster of Jain temples.They have take an approached to protect all sentient beings to go on vegetarian lifestyle. More or less a vegan as no eggs. The government has even made illegal of the buying and selling of meat, fish and eggs, and also related jobs or work, such as fishing. And has declared Palitana a meat-free zone prohibiting animal slaughter within the town’s limits.
    Jainism is one of the oldest religions in the world and preaches a path of non-violence towards all living beings. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article.
    Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances of survival of life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet…..quoted by Albert Einstein

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/palitana-sets-a-good-example.html
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    Sunday, Dec 10. 2017 11:42 AM
    Choose to go on vegetarian ,it’s a healthy and worthy way to live.Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try . I have always been health conscious, I saw sick people with medical problems my whole life and naturally wanted to avoid going down the same path. I try my best to go meatless and have more vege since then. The simple act of becoming a vegetarian will make a difference in the health of our planet. By eating meat we share the responsibility of climate change, the destruction of our forests, and the poisoning of our air and water. We can save many lives by going on vegetarian. Through reasearher has found that those on vegetarian had a better complexion, healthy, better digestive system and many more benefits to our body in long term.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing such a informative article , to create awareness so as more and more people will be on vegetarian or at least meatless.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/6-mind-blowing-benefits-to-your-body-as-a-vegetarian.html
  • Alice Tay
    Sunday, Dec 10. 2017 12:00 AM
    Thank you Lenard Hu sharing this interesting and useful information about Bentong town.
    The natural environments such as Chamang Waterfalls and Kechara Forest Retreat are really nice and peaceful. These places may help us in lessening our stress and heal our body and mind.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/guest-contributors/a-bentong-series.html
  • Lin Mun
    Saturday, Dec 9. 2017 07:03 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the prayer to Buddha Vajrayogini. We are so fortunate to be able to connect to Vajrayogini through Rinpoche. May I be able to connect to Vajrayogini lineage master in every life time and reach Kechara Paradise.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/vajra-yogini/mara-fears-vajra-yogini.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Dec 9. 2017 02:49 PM
    It’s a holocaust ….killing millions of dogs. Such a horrible scene looking at the pictures of those dead bodies of our dear friend. Could not have imagine there is a death squad roaming in the streets of Baghdad, hunting for dogs either shooting them or poisoned them. To those team culling stray dogs was a nightly routine for them as they expect to get the number down. The huge number of dogs in the capital that has cause a nuisance ,health problems and unhealthy environment .
    They are in an attempt to wipe out the estimated one million stray dogs that roam the capital. That’s the reason given but really feeling sad for the lives of stray dogs in war-ravaged Baghdad. Hope the authority concerned can do some thing to help those strayed dogs instead killing them. May those killed had a good rebirth.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/will-murder-one-million.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Dec 9. 2017 02:48 PM
    Bigger sea animals are not as powerful as what we predict after all. Could you imagined a octopus eats a shark. Well it happens. Never underestimate smaller animals or something small. They are more powerful and fierce too. Amazing …seeing how , the octopus attacked and killed the shark just a moment. So powerful. If I did not watched this video ,i never had thought that octopus could actually eat a shark.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing . Anything is possible if we think positive and think what we can do it.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/octopus-eats-a-shark.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Dec 9. 2017 02:40 PM
    So touching….Sasha Pejčić..such a kind soul helping all those dogs who is man best friend. Sasha has witnessed so much suffering of the streets dogs and it has affected him deeply. It seems that the dog catchers has been killing the streets dogs to be taken off .Its to much for Sasha and he decided to helped those abandoned dogs.
    For the past 5 years he has recused many doggies and started a sheltered home for them. Most of the dogs have been found and helped from the streets . Some of them are injured and he was so kind to nurse them back . Jovana Ivastanin the reporter described the animal shelter as breathtaking. Amazing the dogs all followed Sasha around and their interaction with each other. This sheltered Home for the 400 rescued dogs are running out of funds to feed them. May Sasha be helped by people to continue sheltering those dogs. May more people donates to this harmony fund to the homeless dogs.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this .

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/giving-his-all.html
  • Alice Tay
    Saturday, Dec 9. 2017 01:45 AM
    This is always interesting to read about the holy places for pilgrimage. What attracted me the most in Wu Tai Shan is the Five Peaks. In record, these five main peaks, located in the four cardinal directions and at the central point of the mountain represent the five wisdoms of Manjushri, includes Wanghai Feng, Jinxiu Feng, Guayue Feng, Yedou Feng and Cuiyan Feng. The Five Peaks are very beautiful and I personally think it would be nice if can do contemplation and meditation on these holy and highest places in Wu Tai Shan.

    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Adeline shared this detailed information about the places must visit in Wu Tai Shan.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/wonderful-wu-tai-shan-manjushri-holy-place.html
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Saturday, Dec 9. 2017 01:24 AM
    By practicing the religion of my choice I had to learn to accept to be hated, not to be loved, to be the butt of jokes on social media, to be alienated from friends, attacked, threats, to be avoided, called names, to have people go away whom I’ve known for years, accused of things I didn’t do, judged, expelled, ostracized, segregated and to have pure hate directed at me. This is just because I practice a religion not endorsed by the Tibetan leadership. The irony is the Tibetan leadership always calls for unity of mankind, interfaith gatherings, compassion and tolerance. So much hatred directed at me from people I don’t even know just because of my choice of religion. I’ve never hurt anyone because of my religion and I never will but I must continue my practice of my religion. It is right for me and many others. It is my reason to continue, because it’s right for me. No one should say any religion is bad because that creates segregation and isolation and hatred. If we allow that, then people can extend that discrimination and find excuses to say your color, race, background, culture, gender, sexual orientation and so on are not right. Discrimination is bad in any form. Don’t be a part of it. It is impossible for everyone to be all the same. Allow diversity for the sake of peace, understanding and happiness. When we allow this discrimination, it opens the doors to so much more variety of discrimination. We cannot allow more discrimination but we must find commonality and unity as human beings.~Tsem Rinpoche
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Saturday, Dec 9. 2017 01:07 AM
    By practicing the religion of my choice I had to learn to be hated, not to be loved, to be the butt of jokes on social media, to be alienated from friends, to be attacked, to be called names, to have people go away, to be accused of things I don’t do, to be segregated and to have pure hate directed at me. This is just because I practice a religion not endorsed by the Tibetan leadership. So much hatred just because of my choice of religion.~Tsem Rinpoche
  • Stella Cheang
    Friday, Dec 8. 2017 07:06 PM
    Shocking to read so called civilised society allow cruelty towards animals based on a folklore that has no scientific, no medical nor logical foundation. I hope the villagers who reinitiated this cruelty will face the music of the law. Thank you for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/extreme-cruelty.html

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Incredible Lama Thubten Phurbu and His Activities - http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=150927
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Huffington Post has just released their SECOND EXPOSÉ of the Dorje Shugden issue. You can read about it here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=151328
2 weeks ago
Huffington Post has just released their SECOND EXPOSÉ of the Dorje Shugden issue. You can read about it here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=151328
Please read what Kyabje Trijang Choktrul Rinpoche says about people\'s religion.
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Please read what Kyabje Trijang Choktrul Rinpoche says about people's religion.
A gorgeous Dorje Shugden painted in traditional art style of China. Chinese art has flourished for over 5,000 years and highly sought after. This form of Dorje Shugden is sitting on a seat as you see painted in his chapel (Trode Khangsar) in Lhasa, Tibet. Dorje Shugden can be on a seat or Lion.  More downloads here.  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
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A gorgeous Dorje Shugden painted in traditional art style of China. Chinese art has flourished for over 5,000 years and highly sought after. This form of Dorje Shugden is sitting on a seat as you see painted in his chapel (Trode Khangsar) in Lhasa, Tibet. Dorje Shugden can be on a seat or Lion. More downloads here. http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
Dear friends, The Dorje Shugden oracle of Gaden Shartse Monastery was authorized and blessed by both Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. He was a favorite among high lamas for his smooth trances and clear prophecies. This video is a one-of-a-kind where you see the Choyang Dulzin Kuten oracle take trance of the peaceful form of Dorje Shugden wearing the robes of a high lama giving teachings, blessings and transmissions. Very sacred and rare video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pawS1TMOe8k
4 weeks ago
Dear friends, The Dorje Shugden oracle of Gaden Shartse Monastery was authorized and blessed by both Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. He was a favorite among high lamas for his smooth trances and clear prophecies. This video is a one-of-a-kind where you see the Choyang Dulzin Kuten oracle take trance of the peaceful form of Dorje Shugden wearing the robes of a high lama giving teachings, blessings and transmissions. Very sacred and rare video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pawS1TMOe8k
Beautiful contemporary art piece of Dorje Shugden for free high res download here:  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
4 weeks ago
Beautiful contemporary art piece of Dorje Shugden for free high res download here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
The Huffington Post extensively covers the Dorje Shugden issue. I had no idea that this article was being written. I was not contacted, not asked for an interview or asked for any comments, and then it was published and my students alerted me to it. So it was a very, very pleasant and encouraging surprise to read such balanced coverage from such a reputable news website. You can read it here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=149806
4 weeks ago
The Huffington Post extensively covers the Dorje Shugden issue. I had no idea that this article was being written. I was not contacted, not asked for an interview or asked for any comments, and then it was published and my students alerted me to it. So it was a very, very pleasant and encouraging surprise to read such balanced coverage from such a reputable news website. You can read it here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=149806
དེ་རིང་ང་ཁྱེད་རང་ཚོ་མཉམ་དུ་བོད་མིའི་ཆབ་སྲིད་ནང་གི་བློ་མགུ་ནུས་པའི་མངོན་འགྱུར་ཞིག་ཞུའི་ཡིན། གང་དག་བོད་པའི་སྤྱི་ཚོགས་ནང་ཆོས་ལུགས་ཁྱད་པར། དབྱེ་འབྱེད། ཕྱོགས་རིས་ཐོག་ལ་གང་འདྲ་སྟངས་འཛིན་བྱེད་དགོས་ཀྱི་སྐོར་ངེས་གཏན་སྣུན་ཤུགས་བྱེད་ཐུབ། http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/tibetan-mp-tenpa-yarphel-speaks-up-against-nechung-tibetan.html
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དེ་རིང་ང་ཁྱེད་རང་ཚོ་མཉམ་དུ་བོད་མིའི་ཆབ་སྲིད་ནང་གི་བློ་མགུ་ནུས་པའི་མངོན་འགྱུར་ཞིག་ཞུའི་ཡིན། གང་དག་བོད་པའི་སྤྱི་ཚོགས་ནང་ཆོས་ལུགས་ཁྱད་པར། དབྱེ་འབྱེད། ཕྱོགས་རིས་ཐོག་ལ་གང་འདྲ་སྟངས་འཛིན་བྱེད་དགོས་ཀྱི་སྐོར་ངེས་གཏན་སྣུན་ཤུགས་བྱེད་ཐུབ། http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/tibetan-mp-tenpa-yarphel-speaks-up-against-nechung-tibetan.html
བོད་པའི་དབུ་ཁྲིད་ཚོའི་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་བསྟེན་མཁན་ཚོར་མ་ཉེས་ཁ་ཡོག་གི་བརྙན་ཕྲིན་གསར་པ། http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/tibetan-leaderships-new-anti-shugden-video-tibetan.html
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བོད་པའི་དབུ་ཁྲིད་ཚོའི་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་བསྟེན་མཁན་ཚོར་མ་ཉེས་ཁ་ཡོག་གི་བརྙན་ཕྲིན་གསར་པ། http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/tibetan-leaderships-new-anti-shugden-video-tibetan.html
(Drepung) Dear friends, In the effort to be creative about something as holy and beneficial as Dorje Shugden, we\'ve come out with these new and realistic depictions. One is Dorje Shugden visiting the Potala Palace and the other is Dorje Shugden arising from Drepung Monastery where he lived in Zimkhang Gangma Ladrang as a high lama. Please enjoy and be blessed. Sincerely, Tsem Rinpoche (High resolution downloads: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html )
1 month ago
(Drepung) Dear friends, In the effort to be creative about something as holy and beneficial as Dorje Shugden, we've come out with these new and realistic depictions. One is Dorje Shugden visiting the Potala Palace and the other is Dorje Shugden arising from Drepung Monastery where he lived in Zimkhang Gangma Ladrang as a high lama. Please enjoy and be blessed. Sincerely, Tsem Rinpoche (High resolution downloads: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html )
Dear friends, In the effort to be creative about something as holy and beneficial as Dorje Shugden, we\'ve come out with these new and realistic depictions. One is Dorje Shugden visiting the Potala Palace and the other is Dorje Shugden arising from Drepung Monastery where he lived in Zimkhang Gangma Ladrang as a high lama. Please enjoy and be blessed. Sincerely, Tsem Rinpoche (High resolution downloads: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html )
1 month ago
Dear friends, In the effort to be creative about something as holy and beneficial as Dorje Shugden, we've come out with these new and realistic depictions. One is Dorje Shugden visiting the Potala Palace and the other is Dorje Shugden arising from Drepung Monastery where he lived in Zimkhang Gangma Ladrang as a high lama. Please enjoy and be blessed. Sincerely, Tsem Rinpoche (High resolution downloads: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html )
I had this painting commissioned. Please read more here on this great master-
 http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=146195
1 month ago
I had this painting commissioned. Please read more here on this great master- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=146195
How can all the high lamas of Tibet and all the protectors not be able to defeat Dorje Shugden? This is food for thought: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Bj0254UG-Y
1 month ago
How can all the high lamas of Tibet and all the protectors not be able to defeat Dorje Shugden? This is food for thought: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Bj0254UG-Y
致全世界的华人:这是我一份小小的心意:一幅富有古中国传统艺术的作品。希望你们会喜欢! http://bit.ly/2zLOjnK
2 months ago
致全世界的华人:这是我一份小小的心意:一幅富有古中国传统艺术的作品。希望你们会喜欢! http://bit.ly/2zLOjnK
“One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.”

~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
2 months ago
“One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
Download for free this high res photo of Lord Shugden: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
2 months ago
Download for free this high res photo of Lord Shugden: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
Whatever we can do to spread the teachings of our Guru, we should do so.
2 months ago
Whatever we can do to spread the teachings of our Guru, we should do so.
 These three (Dharma, Oser and Mumu) are super adorable.
2 months ago
These three (Dharma, Oser and Mumu) are super adorable.
Beautiful Vajra Yogini print.
2 months ago
Beautiful Vajra Yogini print.
Beautiful and holy new statues arrived to Kechara Forest Retreat. Please enjoy the pictures: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=146950
2 months ago
Beautiful and holy new statues arrived to Kechara Forest Retreat. Please enjoy the pictures: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=146950
Beautiful old thangka of Buddha Nageshvaraja
2 months ago
Beautiful old thangka of Buddha Nageshvaraja
Dear friends, This meme is powerful. Who you hang around with and the types of attitude they have is who you will be influenced by many times and who you will become in the future. Look at your friends and the people that always surround you to know who you will become. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Dear friends, This meme is powerful. Who you hang around with and the types of attitude they have is who you will be influenced by many times and who you will become in the future. Look at your friends and the people that always surround you to know who you will become. Tsem Rinpoche
October 2017, His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal graciously reading our Kechara album and updates as presented by Beng Kooi and Martin. He was very pleased with our progress and offers his blessings. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
October 2017, His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal graciously reading our Kechara album and updates as presented by Beng Kooi and Martin. He was very pleased with our progress and offers his blessings. Tsem Rinpoche
His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche grants audience to Beng Kooi and Martin in France.  Read more on His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche: http://bit.ly/1PlaNNS
2 months ago
His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche grants audience to Beng Kooi and Martin in France. Read more on His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche: http://bit.ly/1PlaNNS
Recently Beng Kooi and Martin on behalf of myself and Kechara was lucky to have audience with His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal of Gaden Shartse Monastery. He lives in around Paris, France. His Holiness is 91 years old and very healthy and alert. He was the 101st throne holder for Tsongkapa and was the head of the Gelugpa school of Buddhism and was very successful during his tenure. He is a strong practitioner of both Sutra and Tantra of Je Tsongkapa\'s tradition and a master of all Buddhist knowledge. He holds steadfast to his protector Dorje Shugden very strongly. So we can see even the highest throneholders who are masters of Sutra and Tantra also practices Dorje Shugden knowing the benefits.

Beng Kooi and Martin brought photo albums of Kechara Forest Retreat/Kechara and updates on Kechara and our works. His Holiness was very pleased to listen and offered some gifts back. 

This is a beautiful picture and the great blessings bestowed on us from His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal.

Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche 
Read more on His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche: http://bit.ly/1PlaNNS
2 months ago
Recently Beng Kooi and Martin on behalf of myself and Kechara was lucky to have audience with His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal of Gaden Shartse Monastery. He lives in around Paris, France. His Holiness is 91 years old and very healthy and alert. He was the 101st throne holder for Tsongkapa and was the head of the Gelugpa school of Buddhism and was very successful during his tenure. He is a strong practitioner of both Sutra and Tantra of Je Tsongkapa's tradition and a master of all Buddhist knowledge. He holds steadfast to his protector Dorje Shugden very strongly. So we can see even the highest throneholders who are masters of Sutra and Tantra also practices Dorje Shugden knowing the benefits. Beng Kooi and Martin brought photo albums of Kechara Forest Retreat/Kechara and updates on Kechara and our works. His Holiness was very pleased to listen and offered some gifts back. This is a beautiful picture and the great blessings bestowed on us from His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal. Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche Read more on His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche: http://bit.ly/1PlaNNS
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The meaning and origins of Halloween: http://bit.ly/2egnVrp *****and**** My Halloween in Salem: http://bit.ly/2zwq6li Fantastic Reads!!
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The meaning and origins of Halloween: http://bit.ly/2egnVrp *****and**** My Halloween in Salem: http://bit.ly/2zwq6li
This is so powerful. It is a must read and must share.
2 months ago
This is so powerful. It is a must read and must share.
Beng Kooi meeting with the scholar and teacher Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen lak. Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen has been very active and you can see his youtubes in Tibetan speaking about the benefits of Dorje Shugden practice. He is a direct student of Trijang Rinpoche and Zong Rinpoche.
2 months ago
Beng Kooi meeting with the scholar and teacher Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen lak. Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen has been very active and you can see his youtubes in Tibetan speaking about the benefits of Dorje Shugden practice. He is a direct student of Trijang Rinpoche and Zong Rinpoche.
Martin meeting with Gen Tashi. Gen Tashi is a very devoted and committed activist of Dorje Shugden\'s cause. He is tireless in speaking for the truth. They enjoyed sharing some time together.
2 months ago
Martin meeting with Gen Tashi. Gen Tashi is a very devoted and committed activist of Dorje Shugden's cause. He is tireless in speaking for the truth. They enjoyed sharing some time together.
Martin meeting with the well known strong and devoted Dorje Shugden activist and scholar Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen lak. Geshe lak was very happy to meet Martin and shared so much wonderful information. Beautiful meeting.
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Martin meeting with the well known strong and devoted Dorje Shugden activist and scholar Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen lak. Geshe lak was very happy to meet Martin and shared so much wonderful information. Beautiful meeting.
Beng Kooi meeting with friend and strong and devoted Dorje Shugden activist Gen Tashi
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Beng Kooi meeting with friend and strong and devoted Dorje Shugden activist Gen Tashi
Another stunning digital print art of Dorje Shugden from an artist in Peru. Tsem Rinpoche
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Another stunning digital print art of Dorje Shugden from an artist in Peru. Tsem Rinpoche
This beautiful Dorje Shugden is from an artist in the Ukraine. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
This beautiful Dorje Shugden is from an artist in the Ukraine. Tsem Rinpoche
Please never get tired of speaking for those who do not have a voice. If we can alleviate their pain or try our best, why not? Thank you all so much. Tsem Rinpoche
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Please never get tired of speaking for those who do not have a voice. If we can alleviate their pain or try our best, why not? Thank you all so much. Tsem Rinpoche
Pastor Antoinette of Kechara arranged a Malaysian artist to paint this special Dorje Shugden painting conceptualized by myself. She oversaw the process and completed it. Wonderful beautiful Dorje Shugden Malaysian style by Malaysian artist. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Pastor Antoinette of Kechara arranged a Malaysian artist to paint this special Dorje Shugden painting conceptualized by myself. She oversaw the process and completed it. Wonderful beautiful Dorje Shugden Malaysian style by Malaysian artist. Tsem Rinpoche
Sometimes after my prayers, reading on sasquatch is relaxing. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Sometimes after my prayers, reading on sasquatch is relaxing. Tsem Rinpoche
This gorgeous outdoor bronze Buddha is in Korea. Would be lovely to pay homage to Him there.
2 months ago
This gorgeous outdoor bronze Buddha is in Korea. Would be lovely to pay homage to Him there.
Beautiful old vintage photo of Kamakura Buddha in Japan. I had the good fortune to visit this holy Buddha a few years back. I do hope I can go again with some students. Tsem Rinpoche
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Beautiful old vintage photo of Kamakura Buddha in Japan. I had the good fortune to visit this holy Buddha a few years back. I do hope I can go again with some students. Tsem Rinpoche
Tsem Rinpoche with Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia during the Medicine Buddha festival.
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Tsem Rinpoche with Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia during the Medicine Buddha festival.
This is a unique thangka of Pelden Hlamo with Dorje Shugden and Setrap and Nechung. Of course they all get along unlike what Tibetan leadership likes to say they don\'t get along. All enlightened beings get along with other enlightened beings and unenlightened beings. Enlightened beings have no karma to not get along with others. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
This is a unique thangka of Pelden Hlamo with Dorje Shugden and Setrap and Nechung. Of course they all get along unlike what Tibetan leadership likes to say they don't get along. All enlightened beings get along with other enlightened beings and unenlightened beings. Enlightened beings have no karma to not get along with others. Tsem Rinpoche
I love this picture. I wish it will all settle down soon.
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I love this picture. I wish it will all settle down soon.
 I love this picture of Mumu peeking through the screen and window to see what is going on. He is always been very busy body and active. He has to know what is going on. I love you Mumu.
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I love this picture of Mumu peeking through the screen and window to see what is going on. He is always been very busy body and active. He has to know what is going on. I love you Mumu.
How would you like to get one piece of this beautiful piece of art?
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How would you like to get one piece of this beautiful piece of art?
First time PM Tenpa Yarphel speaks up against Nechung. It has created a huge stir. Must read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=144220
2 months ago
First time PM Tenpa Yarphel speaks up against Nechung. It has created a huge stir. Must read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=144220
I always like my rooms to smell clean, fresh, woodsy and a bit like the forest. my favorite types of essential oils to burn daily or as an offering to the Buddhas are Juniper, Cypress, Black Spruce, Peppermint and sometimes Rosemary. I like the smell of the forest, woods and wooded areas very much. I\'ve been using essential oils in my rooms for years. I don\'t necessarily purchase the brand you see in the picture as I buy any brand as long as it\'s made naturally. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
I always like my rooms to smell clean, fresh, woodsy and a bit like the forest. my favorite types of essential oils to burn daily or as an offering to the Buddhas are Juniper, Cypress, Black Spruce, Peppermint and sometimes Rosemary. I like the smell of the forest, woods and wooded areas very much. I've been using essential oils in my rooms for years. I don't necessarily purchase the brand you see in the picture as I buy any brand as long as it's made naturally. Tsem Rinpoche
In the bitter coldness of Yachen Gar, Tibet, several nuns are practicing meditation. You can see many small single \'huts\' in the background. They do this yearly and throughout the year. It is very inspiring to see people practice even under extreme conditions because they realize how samsara is so full of deceptions. Praise to the Dharma that liberates us with truth and practice. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
In the bitter coldness of Yachen Gar, Tibet, several nuns are practicing meditation. You can see many small single 'huts' in the background. They do this yearly and throughout the year. It is very inspiring to see people practice even under extreme conditions because they realize how samsara is so full of deceptions. Praise to the Dharma that liberates us with truth and practice. Tsem Rinpoche
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