The Miraculous Vajrayogini of Ditsa Monastery

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One of my students came across the inspiring story below and shared it with me. It is about how a Buddhist practitioner had a revelatory experience which increased his/her faith in the Dharma. As it was originally written in Chinese, I had it translated into English for all of my blog readers, in hopes that you may benefit from this incredible story about both a pilgrim and a great Vajrayogini practitioner.

In this day and age, people want to kick back and relax on their holidays… e.g. most people choose to vacation at a beach where it’s warm, quiet and sunny. We have all experienced this, as booking a flight or even a bus ticket during the holiday season is almost impossible if it is done at the last minute!

People work tirelessly to pay their bills and for maybe a few weeks in a year, they choose to spend their time wandering around a different city, because that’s their idea of a holiday. Even for those who may not be able to afford to go on one regularly, they spend years saving up money just to experience a few days being in a foreign place.

Although I do encourage people to de-stress, have we every thought about getting more out of our holiday? How many places have we already been to only to end up with nothing but a picture of that memory? What happens after the holiday? We most probably return to what we were doing before, and repeat the cycle till the end of our lives… or until we are physically unable to travel.

More so than a sunny beach, a pilgrimage to a holy place can be more rewarding especially when we want to spiritually recharge ourselves. Pilgrimage sites such as the birthplace of the Buddha, great monasteries or location spots of holy items from highly attained beings are highly spiritually energized. This energy is very valuable because it can deeply and positively affect the surrounding beings, which not only includes humans, but non-humans too. When we are in a place of great spiritual energy such as a monastery, just by stepping on the land, we immediately feel more calm and relaxed… compare this to a place which has a lot of negative energy like a slaughterhouse.

Although the opportunity may be quite seldom for many, I often encourage people to go on pilgrimages to highly energized places such as the Ditsa Monastery below. All of us have countless karmic seeds which are dormant and can be open at any time. When we visit these energized places it can trigger the opening of our positive karmic seeds, and we may experience it through an urge to learn more Dharma, do more Dharma work and/or increase our determination to transform our minds. It may even help us come to certain realizations, like it did for the writer below. Such pilgrimages can actually be life changing in that respect and that is why I promote these type of trips.

Having that in mind, I thought I’d share this wonderful article as the writer expressed everything that she/he felt during the pilgrimage… from entering the pilgrimage with an open mind, and having the curiosity to understand and learn… All of which has led to the point that benefited the writer and strengthened his/her faith in the Dharma. 

Besides the benefits of pilgrimages, I also wanted to show everyone how a Vajrayogini practitioner can achieve such high levels of attainments. In Tibetan Buddhism, what took place after Lama Amdo Zhamar entered clear light is known as the ‘Rainbow Body’. The Rainbow Body is recognized as a sign of extreme accomplishment of the practitioner as it is the manifestation of sambhogakaya. There are many levels and stages of attaining the Rainbow Body, with the most advanced level of attainment shown to us by Tsongkapa, Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche, Guru Padmasambhava, who completely dissolved his physical body into clear light. However, in all rarity of this achievement, most of these highly attained practitioners leave behind a small physical body after cremation. It is usually the size of a newborn baby, or even as small as 5 cm.

I hope that my students and friends may one day experience the kind of realization that the writer below shared. Or perhaps, you may possibly be able to relate to him/her already. By briefly knowing about how Vajrayogini’s practice can bring us to such high levels of attainments, may it also inspire many to continue their Dharma practice diligently, so that they may have the great fortune to receive her practice in this life time.

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

Do Buddha and Bodhisattva really exist?  – An Amazing Story About Vajrayogini (Dakini Bone Relic)

I remember when I just returned from abroad this year, my sister asked me a question, she said, “Whenever I recite prayers to the Buddhas, I often wonder if Buddhas & Bodhisattvas exist? Do they really exist? To be honest, this was also the question I had in my mind. Perhaps the Three Jewels knew my doubts, during a very fortuitous opportunity, I visited Ditsa Monastery located in Hualong, Qinghai where I witnessed the existence of something incredible, from then on my confidence in the Buddhadharma was strengthened, I understood deeply the basis of perceiving the Guru as a Buddha.

After bringing my mom and sister to Kumbum Monastery for a visit in October, I didn’t think about arranging for them to visit Ditsa Monastery, this was because mom was quite old, and it was inconvenient for her to travel far. However, with the blessings of the  Guru and the Three Jewels, the monks in the monastery sent a car to bring us to Ditsa Monastery.

What we saw there removed my mom’s & my sister’s doubt completely. We had an audience with a Dakini (bone relic). 

Buddhist monks practice debating in Ditsa Monastery in Hualong, Qinghai Province, China. Copyright: Danfung Dennis/WpN

Ditsa Monastery in Hualong, Qinghai is a very pure, Gelugpa monastery with strict discipline. What is amazing is that the Dakini manifested from a Lama (Amdo Zhamar) who passed away. He was the abbot of the monastery – after the cremation, the body of the reincarnation Lama shrunk to become one cubit tall, in the posture of Vajrayogini Dakini, an incorruptible adamantine body. This is the only Dakini (bone relic) I’ve seen that transformed from a real Lama. In Buddhism, Dakinis are female Bodhisattva, and the reincarnated Lama was a male body, but his incorruptible adamantine body manifested as a female Bodhisattva. Hence, Buddha, Bodhisattvas, living and dying, liberation; whatever appearance sentient beings need, they will manifest. The physical differences between male and female do not exist in the eyes of Buddhas & Bodhisattvas.

A Lama in Ditsa Monastery told me about the story of the Dakini (bone relic).

The Lama (Amdo Zhamar) in the black and white picture is the previous abbot of Ditsa Monastery, he was a reincarnated Lama in the 1950s, and this reincarnated Lama is highly attained. One of his previous lives, he was one of the tutors of the 13th Dalai Lama. Perhaps the Bodhisattvas wish to test the wisdom of normal lay folks, this reincarnated Lama manifested the behaviour of normal people: the monks in the monastery rarely saw him studying or practising, rather, what they saw was a young, handsome but extremely playful little reincarnated lama who doesn’t do his practices. He often jumped up and down, was mischievous, but extremely clever. Some of the monks despised him, nobody went to learn or study with him.

When he was 39, the reincarnated Lama suddenly passed away. All the monks in the monastery recited prayers in front of the cremation stupa. On the fourth day, the administrators of the monastery and the attendants of the reincarnated Lama had some thoughts that since they mobilised so many to do prayers, if there were no auspicious signs appearing after cremation, it would be very embarrassing. The administrator opened the door of the cremation stupa slightly and then closed it up again. He then gave instruction for the prayers recitation to continue for seven days and seven nights, so the prayers recitation ended around fourteen days (perhaps the recollection was not accurate). Later, the door of the cremation stupa was opened, and the sight caused all the monks to cry and also to be full of regret. 

There was no damage to the body of the young reincarnated Lama, it has shrunk into an incorruptible adamantine body that is one cubit high, in the posture of Vajrayogini Dakini. It was then that the monks in the monastery realised that the reincarnated Lama was a Great Bodhisattva who came to the world for all sentient beings, but as ordinary people they failed to recognise this, and they did not followed his teachings, perhaps this was why the Bodhisattva passed away prematurely. After that, the monks in Ditsa Monastery became more diligent in their practice, followed the monastic rules more carefully, and maintained pure moral discipline. 

The current incarnation of this Lama – the abbot of Ditsa Monastery, was equally young and handsome, very playful, and when he was nineteen, he took on the form of a lay practitioner, but the monks in Ditsa Monastery are still very respectful of the reincarnated lama, because they know Bodhisattvas will use skilful means to liberate sentient beings. At a Nyingma Monastery near Ditsa Monastery, I saw a picture of the current incarnation of this Lama with a Nyingma Khenpo. The abbot (incarnate lama) wore lay clothes, while the Nyingma Khenpo wore robes. At that time, I didn’t know this lay person was the incarnation of a Dakini, but I could not help but be subdued by this lay person’s gaze. He was young, he seemed to be in his twenties, his gaze was penetrating, pure, full of determination and deep, I could not help but asked: Who is this? I was told this he is the reincarnation of the Dakini.

At this point, I realised that Bodhisattvas come into the world with a variety of manifestations, every teacher you encounter, every monk, even every lay person could be a Bodhisattva, so please devote yourself to your teacher with sincerity and respect.

I recommend my senior Dharma friends to take some time off to visit Ditsa Monastery, what you see will increase your faith in the Buddhadharma. 

[Source: http://blog.sina.cn/dpool/blog/s/blog_befcdb800101ocrm.html]

 

The Siddha of Naropa’s Vajrayogini

On the left is the Vajrayogini bone relic, on the right is a stupa of his other relics. You can compare the size of the objects to gauge the size of the bone relic.

The 2 photos below the image are the only remaining pictures of this (Amdo Zhamar) Rinpoche.

In 1994, when I was in Choshe Rinpoche’s home monastery Samdheling Monastery, I heard that there is a sacred image of Naropa Vajrayogini in a monastery nearby. It was during the initial post-Liberation period (I don’t remember it was before or after) that the incarnate Lama (Amdo Zhamar) of the monastery passed away, his body shrunk to a cubit high, and after cremation, it manifested in the posture of Naropa’s Vajrayogini.

In 2009, when the 5th Choshe Rinpoche was enthroned , I purposely went to have audience with this sacred Naropa’s Vajrayogini image. Today, the image has been coated in gold, the height is that of an elbow, with powerful blessing! In fact, this is a manifestation of the achievements of the rainbow body! When my Kalachakra Lama Yongdzin Rinpoche passed away at the age of more than ninety years old, his body also reduced to a cubit high.

[Source: http://qiyuancaotang.blog.163.com/blog/static/16545532920107364336644/]

 

More about the reincarnated Lama:

The Fifth Amdo Zhamar, Lobzang Shedrub Tendzin Gyatso

b.1914 – d.1952

The Fifth Amdo Zhamar, Lobzang Shedrub Tendzin Gyatso was born into a nomadic family in a village named Arik in northern Amdo in 1914, the wood-tiger year of the fifteenth sexagenary cycle.

At the age of six he was identified as the reincarnation of the Fourth Amdo Zhamar 1, Gendun Tendzin Gyatso (1852-1912). This was later affirmed by the Thirteenth Dalai Lama, Tubten Gyatso (1876-1933).

The following year he was granted preliminary monastic vows by the Seventh Zhabdrung Karpo, Gendun Tendzin Norbu (1873-1929), who gave him the name Lobzang Shedrub Tendzin Gyatso. He was then brought to Ditsa Monastery, Pel Mingyur Ganden Tashi Choding. There he studied under the guidance of Lobzang Rabgye, the seventy-eighth abbot of Jakhyung Monastery.

At the age of eleven he enrolled in the general classes at Lamo Dechen Monastery and began the standard Gelug curriculum, studying logic, Madhyamaka, Prajñāpāramitā, Abhidharma and Vinaya under Lobzang Rabgye. Afterwards, under the behest of the Seventh Zhabdrung Karpo, he matriculated at Labrang Tashikyil.There he received the empowerments of Vajramala, Mitra, and Drubtab Gyatso, and instructions on Lamrim and Ngakrim from Lakho Jigme Trinle Gyatso (1866-1948), who also gave him complete ordination as well. Later he invited Lako Rinpoche to Ditsa for further teaching; Lako then composed the regulations for the monastery.

In 1937, at the age of twenty four, under the command of the third abbot of Ditsa, Ngawang Khetsun Gyatso and the local subjects there, he was appointed as the monastery’s fourth abbot.

In 1952, at the age of thirty nine, he passed away at Ditsa monastery.

 

1 The Fourth Amdo Zhamar, Gendun Tendzin Gyatso (1852 – 1912):  Some time between 1905 and 1907, the Thirteenth Dalai Lama, Tubten Gyatso (1876-1933) met The Fourth Amdo Zhamar at Kumbum Monastery. The Fourth Amdo Zhamar gave the Thirteenth Dalai Lama extensive empowerments and instructions, and so impressed the Dalai Lama that the later gave him the title of paṇḍita together with a seal and a large number of gifts. Thereafter he was known as Zhamar Paṇḍita. Many important Geluk lamas of twentieth century Amdo were also trained by the Fourth Amdo Zhamar. His compositions, on over fifty-eight different topics, were collected into nine volumes.

 

Source:
– http://treasuryoflives.org/biographies/view/Fifth-Amdo-Zhamar-Lobzang-Shedrub-Tendzin-Gyatso/13176
– http://treasuryoflives.org/biographies/view/Fourth-Amdo-Zhamar-Gendun-Tendzin-Gyatso/3296

 

More about Ditsa Monastery: 

Ditsa Tashi Choding in Amdo, Tibet

Ditsa Tashi Choding is an important Geluk monastery in Amdo that was founded in 1903 by the Fourth Amdo Zhamar, Gendun Tenzin Gyatso. The monastery has around 20 reincarnated Lamas and 400 monks.

The monastery’s website is http://zhizha.com

 


 

佛和菩萨真的存在吗?— 令人震撼的空行母的故事 

记得今年刚从国外回来的姐姐问了我一个问题,她说,我经常念着念着佛就怀疑,佛和菩萨真的存在吗?到底有没有啊?说实话,这也是我经常的疑问。
也许是三宝知道了我的疑虑,一个非常偶然的机缘,我朝拜了青海化隆县的支扎大寺,在这里我亲眼见到了不可思议的存在,从今以后我坚定了对佛法的信心,深刻领会了视师如佛的道理。

今年10月份带妈妈和姐姐到塔尔寺朝拜以后,本没想安排姐姐和妈妈到支扎寺朝拜,因为妈妈年纪大了,不方便走远路。但是上师三宝加持,寺院的师父居然派车接我们到了支扎寺。

这里的所见令妈妈、姐姐疑虑全无。我们拜见了空行母。

中国青海化隆县支扎寺,佛教僧侣们正练习辩经。 版权所有:Danfung Dennis/WpN

青海化隆县支扎大寺是一个非常清净,戒律谨严的格鲁派寺院。令人震撼的是,这里的空行母是现实中存在的喇嘛活佛圆寂后示现出来的。他是寺院的住持——一位 转世活佛法体毗荼以后,完全变成了空行母的身相,成了金刚不坏身。这是我见到的唯一由现实中的喇嘛变化而成的空行母。空行母在佛教中是指女性菩萨,而转世 活佛在现实中示现的是男身,但是他的金刚不坏身则示现的是女性菩萨。所以佛和菩萨生死自在,众生需要什么身相,他们就示现什么身相。男女的肉体差别在菩萨 眼里是不存在的。
支扎寺的师父向我讲述了空行母的故事。

黑白照片中的喇嘛就是支扎寺前任寺主,他是五十年代的一位转世活佛,这位活佛内在的修证其实很高,他的某一世曾任十三世达赖喇嘛的经师。也许菩萨们是为了 考验凡夫的智慧,这位转世活佛示现出来的恰恰是普通人的行为:寺院僧人很少看到他念经、修行,他们看到的是一个年轻英俊但是极其贪玩、从不修行的小活佛。 他经常上窜下跳,调皮捣蛋,但是却极其聪明。僧人们内心都有些瞧不起他,没人在他面前请法。

就在39岁那年,活佛突然失寂。寺院全体僧众在火化塔前为活佛毗荼诵经祈祷。到了第四天的时候,寺院的管家和活佛的侍者可能都觉得这样兴师动众祈祷,如果 火化以后没有什么瑞相,很丢脸,于是管家拉开了炉门,然而他刚打开一条缝就突然关上了炉门,然后他指示继续诵经并延长到七天七夜,这样经过大约十四天的诵 经(也许记忆不准确),炉门打开了,看到的景象令僧人们失声痛哭,万分忏悔。

年轻活佛的法体无丝毫损毁,只是缩小成了金刚不坏身,他的身相完全呈现出空行母的身姿,这时寺院的僧人们才明白活佛是一位降临到世间的大菩萨,他为众生而 来,可是凡夫肉眼不识,没人听从他的教导,这也许导致了菩萨过早示寂。从此以后,支扎大寺的僧人们更加精进修行,寺规谨严,戒律清净。

这一世的活佛——现在的支扎寺寺主同样年轻帅气,很调皮,而且在19岁的时候就示现了在家相,但是支扎寺的僧人们依然非常恭敬活佛,他们知道菩萨度众会用 他们善巧的方法。我在支扎寺附件的一座宁玛派寺院,见到了这一世支扎寺的活佛和宁玛派一位堪布的合影。寺主穿着俗家衣,宁玛堪布穿着僧衣,当时我并不知道 这位在家人就是空行母的转世,但是我却不由得被眼前的在家人的眼光所摄受。他很年轻,看起来二十多岁,目光却有一种穿透力,清澈坚毅而深邃,我不由得问了 一句:这是谁呀?别人告诉我这就是空行母的转世。 至此,我明白,菩萨会化各种身相来到世间,你所遇到的每一位上师,每一位僧人,甚至每一个在家人,也许都是一位菩萨,所以请以最虔诚的恭敬心恭敬你的上师,恭敬善知识。 建议师兄们一定抽空去支扎大寺朝拜一次,亲眼所见会令你对佛法生起巨大信心。

 

那洛空行母成就者

左边那尊就是空行骨像,右边的是他(夏麦尔活佛)的舍利塔,大家可以和台上的物品对比一下骨像的大小。

下面的那两张相片就是活佛(夏麦尔活佛)生前保留下来的唯一的两张相片。

我1994年在青海却西活佛家庙桑德楞寺就听说附近的一座寺庙有一尊殊胜的那洛空行母成就者像,是那个寺院的大活佛(夏麦尔活佛)解放初期(前还是后不记得了)圆寂,肉身缩小为一肘高,荼毗烧成那洛空行母身骨像。2009年五世却西活佛坐床时我专程去瞻礼了这尊殊胜的那洛空行母成就者像,如今的像是已经在骨像外裹金泥 了,高度也就是一肘高,加持力很强!其实这就是虹身成就的一种表现!我的时轮上师荣增仁波切九十多岁圆寂也是肉身缩小为一肘高!

[原文:http://qiyuancaotang.blog.163.com/blog/static/16545532920107364336644/]

 

更多关于转世喇嘛的资料:

第五安多夏麦尔,洛桑夏珠旦增嘉措, 1914 – 1952

第五安多夏麦尔,洛桑夏珠旦增嘉措在1914年,第十五干支的木虎年,出生于安多北部阿里克的一个游牧族的村庄。
在六岁的时候,他被认证为第四安多夏麦尔1,根敦旦增嘉措(1852年至1912年)的转世灵童。这个认证后来被第十三世达赖喇嘛,图登嘉措(1876年至1933年)所肯定。

次年,第七夏仲噶布根敦丹增诺布(1873-1929),授予他出家戒, 并给他起名为洛桑夏珠旦增嘉措。然后,他被带到支扎寺贝尔明就甘丹扎西曲顶寺。在那里,他在夏琼寺第七十八方丈洛桑饶杰指导下学习。

在十一岁时,他在拉莫德钦寺从洛桑饶杰学习标准的格鲁派课程,学习因明学、中观、般若波罗密多、阿毗达磨、和戒律学。此后,在第七夏仲噶布的指示下,他被拉卜楞寺录取。他在拉卜楞寺被授金刚鬘,米特拉和成就法之海灌顶,并向吉美成烈嘉措(1866-1948)学习菩提道次第广论和密宗道次第,吉美成烈嘉措也授了他出家戒。后来,他邀请拉科仁波切到支扎寺进一步教学; 拉科仁波切之后也为寺院写下法规。

1937年,二十四岁的安多夏麦尔被支扎寺第三任住持阿旺给尊嘉措的指示和当地大众的委托,被委任为支扎寺的第四任住持。

1952年,三十九岁的安多夏麦尔圆寂于支扎寺。

1第四安多夏麦尔,根敦丹增嘉措(1852-1912):1905年和1907之间,第十三世达赖喇嘛图登嘉措(1876年至1933年)在塔尔寺遇见了第四安多夏麦尔。第四安多夏麦尔给了第十三世达赖喇嘛广泛的灌顶与指示,达赖喇嘛很钦佩他,并连同印章和大量的礼品赐给他班智达的头衔。此后,他被称为第四安多夏麦尔。二十世纪安多许多重要的格鲁派喇嘛大多都是受第四安多夏麦尔的指导。他的著作包括五十八不同的主题,共集九卷。

原文:
– http://treasuryoflives.org/biographies/view/Fifth-Amdo-Zhamar-Lobzang-Shedrub-Tendzin-Gyatso/13176
– http://treasuryoflives.org/biographies/view/Fourth-Amdo-Zhamar-Gendun-Tendzin-Gyatso/3296

 

关于支扎寺:

扎西曲顶是安多一座重要的格鲁寺院。于1903年第四安多夏麦尔根敦丹增嘉措所创建. 寺院里现有二十多位活佛和四百位僧人。

寺院的网页: http://zhizha.com

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  1. Fong on Jul 27, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    As evidenced in this article, high lamas have full control of their physical bodies. When they do leave this world, it would be because there is no longer any reason for them to stay. They leave so that they can start over again in another time and place to continue their work, not leave for leaving’s sake. There is a lesson to be learnt.

    That’s why after the bone relic was discovered in the cremation stupa, the students at Ditsa Monastery never again had expectations or judged the current incarnation again. How compassionate of the lama to teach in this way even though it meant the delay of years for the new incarnation to grow up.

    Thank you for sharing this article. A lesson not to be forgotten.

  2. samfoonheei on Jul 25, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these beautiful article.
    Feeling happy to know more about the reincarnated Lama and the Ditsa Monastery in Hualong, Qinghai.I learned that Bodhisattvas come into the world with a variety of manifestations and every teacher we encounter, every monk or person could be a Bodhisattva . A pilgrimage to a holy place at least once a life time to be spiritually energized as encouraged by Rinpoche is well said.
    Thanks again with folded hands

  3. Wan Wai Meng on Apr 29, 2016 at 4:58 am

    Sometimes enlightened may not fit our projections we have for them.

  4. Thayne on Feb 1, 2016 at 3:25 am

    Still think that I’d be a bit more troublesome than just being a bit playful and delinquent in my studies. Speaking of incorruptible adamantine bodies, did you see the crystal reliquaries that the Chinese have for sale these days on Ebay? I swear these were taken directly from stupas: https://tibetanholocaust.wordpress.com/

  5. Vinnie Tan on Dec 29, 2015 at 1:58 am

    This is really inspiring, it shows how attained practitioners are able to manifest about their body. How they use different ways to show and teach the dharma to bring that to others in the world so that they will benefit from dharma as well.

    It shows us that when we diligently do our practice, there are chances for us to gain attainments as well.

    Ditsa Monastery is definitely a place that people should visit as a pilgrimage venue if they have a chance. I hope that one day I will be able to have have that merit to visit Ditsa Monastery.

  6. Sarah on Dec 9, 2015 at 12:38 am

    This is a very inspiring story, but it is an example of the possibility that highly attained lamas might choose to dissolve their bodies if their teachings are not followed. The monks realised that Lama Amdo Zhamar was enlightened only after his death when they saw the bone relic! They were inspired to practise more diligently. Out of compassion his incarnation is back but decides to be a lay practitioner. I’m sure he must have his reasons. The Ditsa Monastery which contains this holy relic is certainly a place to visit for Buddhist pilgrims.

  7. Pastor Lim Han Nee on Dec 8, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    The Ditsa Monastery is a place of powerful sacred energy and should be a destination of pilgrims, who will surely be blessed by the miraculous Vajrayogini, and whose faith in the Buddhadharma must surely increase.

    The story recounted here shows how much we should not be deceived by ordinary appearance. “Bodhisattvas come into the world with a variety of manifestations, every teacher you encounter, every monk, even every lay person could be a Bodhisattva, so please devote yourself to your teacher with sincerity and respect”. We should show utmost respect and appreciation to our Guru for being with us, and make prayers and create the cause for him to remain.

    We should show great devotion to our Guru and have absolute faith in his unassailable bodhicitta and wisdom.

  8. Paul Yap on Nov 29, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    This recount of Vajrayogini is very inspiring! I like holy places and temples, these places have immense positive energies that will open our mind in learning and practice dharma. The Miraculous Vajrayogini of Ditsa Monastery is one of the miracles who purposely left behind by Amdo Zhamar Rinpoche as evidence to increase our faith. Some high practitioner may show crazy and unconventional wisdom leading us to enlightenment. We should be respectful and diligent in our dharma practice not criticizing others.

  9. Pastor Shin on Nov 25, 2015 at 9:43 am

    Tsem Rinpoche’s message is a good reminder about pilgrimages and that during these trips, we should go with an open mind, and have the curiosity to understand and learn, not just go to holy sites to “get blessings” or just sightseeing.

    I like this post because it gives us hope that Dharma attainments are real and very possible even at this day and age of degeneration.

    Lineage Lamas like Pabongka Rinpoche, Tsem Rinpoche’s Guru Geshe Tsultim Gyeltsen, and Tsem Rinpoche himself have promoted Vajrayogini as the supreme deity for this day and age, and it is very encouraging to read about miraculous signs of the potency of Vajrayogini Tantra.

    I have learnt that we may not judge things based on appearance alone. For example, the current incarnation of this Lama may appear playful or in the form of a lay practitioner, but he is a skillful Bodhisattvas who took on/ manifested in that form to benefit beings. Of course, it doesn’t mean everyone has “crazy wisdom”, but there are Lamas like that. The proof is that the practices and the lineage that they do or passed on shows results/ attainments.

    I’m glad that records or biographies of these Lamas (e.g. the Fourth and Fifth Amdo Zhamar Rinpoche in the article) are still available for us to learn about these masters who came back again and again to benefit sentient beings.

  10. Pastor Jay Jae on Nov 21, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    A little update from a friend who lives in this monastery, as of July this year, this holy Vajrayogini statue has been moved into a new hall especially built for her in the monastery.

    Within Vajrayogini’s teachings and practice, it is possible to ascend to Kechara Paradise if we practice with faith and sincerity. We are very fortunate to be born during this time when the Vajrayogini tantras are still potent and alive. Buddha said that during these degenerate times when attachments and distraction is strong, the Vajrayogini tantras will be most effective to help us overcome the sufferings of samsara.

    The practice of Vajrayogini is said to be very swift and effective by many high lamas of our time such as HH Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, HH Zong Rinpoche, Lama Yeshe and many others. It’s practice although swift requires us to engage in the preliminary teachings such as prostrations, mandala offerings, Vajrasattva purification and also guru yoga. Rinpoche has kindly offered us these teachings on this blog to help us prepare for our spiritual future. Here’s a short video of the importance of these teachings by Rinpoche done in the most creative manner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36gVcKWZqkc

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  11. Edward Ooi on Nov 19, 2015 at 10:43 pm

    If someone or anyone were to tell me that the body of Amdo Zharma or a highly attained Lama, I would not believe it without any proof. And now even with pictures, what can I say? It is not because I do not believe in Buddhas or whatsoever but it is because with a mind that has been stuck in samsara for so long and I am also nowhere close to enlightenment, so I could not bring myself to believe something like this that is totally impossible to my knowing. But now I do after reading this post.

    Anyway it is still very amazing that this event occur. It is funny how I am just sitting here wondering how does it even happen? How is it humanly possible? And here is the other side of my brain thinking, of course it is not humanly possible, it is because Amdo Zharma is an enlightened being, that’s why. It is really sad that our mind has such limited space to store knowledge compared to the enlightened ones. I guess nothing is impossible.

    Thank You Rinpoche for sharing this story, not only that I have learnt something new, I have also realized that we are capable to do anything, the sky is the limit! Thank You Rinpoche once again.

  12. Joy on Nov 16, 2015 at 11:39 pm

    I can’t believe my eyes… yes I’ve heard of such stories relayed by Rinpoche, but to see a picture of a highly attained, enlightened Lama transforming himself into a Vajra Yogini posture after cremation is really mind blowing! This goes to show that attainments are real and does happened and we can achieve Vajra Yogini.

    It also reminds me that how we project things to be… like how a monk/lama should be is merely our limited deluded projections. Hence we should never be too quick to lay our own projections on others especially our Lama(s)… for although the Lama may manifest weird, unorthodox behaviours… it does not mean the Lama is not attained. This is proof that mahasiddhas do exist. Hence we must always keep our faith firm, our samaya with our Lama in tact and we mustn’t ever lose this precious connection which is far greater than anything in life because from it everything else arises. Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring post!

  13. Jacinta Goh on Nov 14, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    When I was reading this article half way through, very quickly I found that this story is very similar to the 2nd Serkong Dorje Chang’s story, who manifested madness and craziness all the time. “When Serkong Dorje Chang died, many people came for his funeral and the incredible thing is, within his funeral fire, people saw his corpse stand up and take on the pose of Vajrayogini.” (An excerpt from the article that Rinpoche has posted.)

    I do wonder why Bodhisattvas have to behave badly at times. But then soon I realized that it serves to subdue different mindsets of people. In Buddhism, we are trained to look at all phenomenal as pure. Actually, when we look at other people’s faults, it is like looking at one’s fault as well. Simply because, if we did not experience it before, how do we know/recognize that, that is a fault? Hence, I admire all these great masters and including Rinpoche, (because sometimes I do wonder why Rinpoche was harsh in words at times too, sorry for saying this) but when I think further, it is to awaken one’s awareness towards our emotions too. How kind a Guru is when he/she subject him/herself as a target for others to gain self-reflection! As I have mentioned many times, there’s always a reason why we encountered certain situation/people. It is through our experiences that we learn something new. I am still far from many who can see Guru as Buddha and to see all phenomena are pure.

    Thank you Rinpoche.

    • Joy on Nov 16, 2015 at 11:32 pm

      Wow Jacinta… I really liked what you say here and from your ‘realisations’ it also made me reflect upon my own mindset and you’re right about how when we see fault in others…. it is actually the mirror into our own mind (faults) too. And yes I couldn’t agree with you more about how Gurus, like our Rinpoche, have to put themselves in the line all the time, for being scrutinized, for being the nasty person/the bad cop who points out our afflictions. Only someone who has no agenda to gain something from us but only with the pure motivation to help us end our very own self created suffering would bother and care enough to do this… and to rescue us from our self destructive ways. Thank you for your wonderful comments!

      • Jacinta Goh on Nov 17, 2015 at 11:44 pm

        Hi Joy,

        Little did I ever expect to have someone like you can “gain” something from my comment (being you as a senior). I just shared what’s in my mind at the time when I was reading this.

        It’s very true that only a genuine Guru will bother and care enough to rescue us from our self-destructive ways. Thank you.

  14. Chris Chong on Nov 10, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing this amazing story. It really shows that a Buddha and Bodhisattva can manifest in many different forms to help us. However, due to our own preconceptions and deluded minds, we keep missing them or even rejected their help. This also reminds me of the story of Asanga where sometimes because of our karmic obstructions, we are unable to perceive the true nature of things.

    I also feel very blessed to be to have a glimpse of the Vajrayogini bone relic. This proves that how powerful Vajrayogini’s practice is and what we can achieve if we go all the way to practice it.

    Chris

  15. jerry_sito on Nov 10, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    感谢仁波切的分享 Thank you Rinpoche sharing this great story to us

    许多时候,我们总是从自我的角度出发与自我的价值观来看待身边的每一个人,有些人总是觉得某某僧侣是大成就者,某某某僧侣不过是一个普通僧侣。

    Many times, we always use our self perspective and self’s values to look at everyone around , some people always feel a certain monk who is a big achievement, and other monk is just an ordinary monk.

    然而,佛菩萨都是智慧与慈悲的,祂们会善巧的变化成不同的化身融入芸芸众生中,为的就是要用最舍和我们的方式渡化我们,任何一位看似普通的僧侣或我们身边的人,他都有可能是佛菩萨善巧的化身

    However, all Buddha is very wisdom and compassion, Buddha can change into any skillful & different form or incarnations,and come back to help us ,and use the skillful ways to bring us into dharma , any monk or people around us , may is Buddha too 😉

    在这帖子中,我特喜欢那张辩经的照片,感激僧侣们(出家人)扮演着学习、守护与传递佛法的使命,让佛法得以延续

    In this post, I especially like the debate photos,when I saw the photo ,I feel very touch in my heart,and thank all the sangha (monks) contribution that life to learning and protect and teach the Dharma , so that the Dharma can be continuity

    with folded hand 合十
    Thank You Rinpoche
    Jerry Sito

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  • Joy Kam
    Saturday, Feb 25. 2017 02:12 AM
    **The Three Bodies of a Buddha**

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

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

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

    http://www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/incense-offering-prayers-to-dorje-shugden
  • Lin Mun
    Friday, Feb 24. 2017 09:37 PM
    John is so brave and compassionate. He risk his life to save the rabbit and that shows he appreciate live very much despite it is an animal. Eventhough he lives in the street to beg for food but he never forgets his 2 pets a dog and a rabbit. He takes care of his pets with whatever he begs. Inspiring to all of us to never take things for granted and not abuse animals.

    I am also proud with the Ireland government in taking action to punish the 18 year old man who abuse and tried to kill the rabbit. This will create the awareness to all that this is a cruel action and that laws will be imposed against these people.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/the-rabbit-in-the-river.html
  • Pastor Shin
    Thursday, Feb 23. 2017 11:29 PM
    What did they do to Geshe Thupten Lama?

    Geshe Thupten Lama was one of the pioneers who founded Tibetan schools in exile and served as a school teacher from 1963 to 1994 for which he received high commendations from the Tibetan exile government. Shocking what they did to this old erudite master Geshe Thupten Lama after serving them for years.

    Read more: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=119404
  • Joy Kam
    Thursday, Feb 23. 2017 10:41 PM
    >>>Who is Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen?<<<
    Dear sincere dharma students around the world and friends, After the great master, meditator, teacher, logician, yogi, siddha and erudite scholar Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen was ‘eliminated’ by the government of the 5th Dalai Lama over three hundred years ago in Tibet, his reincarnation line was banned. That does not mean he stopped reincarnating as he continued in a string of high and beneficial lamas until present day, although he was not allowed to use his title and name. He has his main mind incarnation and many of his body, speech and activity incarnations also. His reincarnations certainly continued as confirmed by great beings such as Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche, Trijang Rinpoche, Panchen Rinpoche, Scholar Lobsang Tamdin, etc. Read more… http://www.dorjeshugden.org/blog/who-is-tulku-drakpa-gyeltsen
  • Alice Tay
    Thursday, Feb 23. 2017 09:38 PM
    After been rejected for so many years, many scientists like Seoul National University finally confirmed the existence of meridians. It’s a piece of glad news which may help the people especially the treatments like acupuncture is based on meridians and energy channels.

    Life is full of challenges and commitments. This is not easy for everyone has immediate lifestyle changes to maintain a healthy balance for eating and living. Therefore, this wonderful news is really bring benefits to others especially those are really need for acupuncture or similar treatments which are caused by nadis blockages and etc.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this nice sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/science-finally-proves-meridians-exist.html
  • Lin Mun
    Thursday, Feb 23. 2017 09:21 PM
    Thank you Pastor Seng Piow for sharing another miracle story of Rinpoche and Dorje Shugden. As long as we have full trust in Dorje Shugden, he will assist us to clear our obstacles and challenges.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/mother-and-son-saved-by-tsem-rinpoche-and-dorje-shugden.html
  • Yeo Kwai Gin
    Thursday, Feb 23. 2017 09:02 PM
    感恩仁波切的分享这殊胜的一天的文章 !

    我是多么的幸运, 拥有此机缘和福份, 参与这殊胜的一天。很感恩郭月谊讲法师和一班佛友, 日夜的筹备,让当晚的活动顺利和圆满的完成 !

    在这殊胜的法会,大家有幸的得到各种加持, 如触摸加持的金泽八吉祥,迎请加持的正能量,增长好的因素如内在和外在的财富,寿命等等。大家还有幸的可以品尝已加持特制的坚果饭, 乳酪和奶茶。那是多么的有福气啊!希望将来的每一年,大家可以再次的参与,还有携带家人和亲戚朋友到来, 也让他们得到金泽的加持 !

    愿上师詹仁波切健康,长寿,吉祥如意, 克切拉禅修林的工程尽快完成, 佛法传播到世界每一个角落 !

    感恩合十
    YEO KWAI GIN

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/yangdup-wealth-puja-2017.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Feb 23. 2017 07:14 PM
    Beautiful image of Vajrayogini indeed with shimmering jewels offered to her. Its so nice of this lady Ms Wahyu of her painting of Vajrayogini to our previous Rinpoche whom she have not met before.Vajrayogini’s practice is very powerful to start now making offerings and to be connected .we will then gain a great amount of merits.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this beautiful painting of Vajrayogini.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/shimmering-vajrayogini-from-ms-wahyu.html#comment-736083
  • Lin Mun
    Wednesday, Feb 22. 2017 10:18 PM
    Mwalua is truly a very compassionate person. Not many would want to trouble themselves or even risk their live to bring water to these animals. He has such a big heart towards living beings and the importance of life.

    Angie Brown, Cher Callaway and Tami Calliope are also very generous and kind person. They help him to raise fund so he can continue with his action to save the animals.

    I hope Mwalua will receive continuous help from all kind donors so animals don’t have to suffer.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/he-is-super-compassionate.html
  • Alice Tay
    Wednesday, Feb 22. 2017 10:05 PM
    Heartwarming message from Mwalua, who is so compassionate and empathetic:
    “There is completely no water, so the animals are depending on humans,” Mwalua tells The Dodo. “If we don’t help them, they will die.”

    Mwalua fully aware that the wildlife will definitely die without the water. Furthermore, only humans can help the animals. He is able to let go of his stress and laziness just to deliver the water patiently and passionately. Many wildlife have been saved due to his kind actions. Furthermore, he visited local schools and hope to bring awareness to the children so that when they grow up they can protect the wildlife as one of their legacies.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing. This is a good example of loving kindness and compassion to inspire us to greater loving kindness and compassion.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/he-is-super-compassionate.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Wednesday, Feb 22. 2017 05:02 PM
    By being a good example ourselves, we can be a more effective campaigner for the helpless animals. I believe that when we want to stand for something, the most powerful words that speak for us is our action. It is inconsistent when one campaigns for the rescued or stray dogs and ask for donations to feed them but consume chicken and seafood and pork and beef. There is no difference between these animals, they all have feelings and fear for pain. So, here’s a picture of the dogs all trapped in a cramped cage where chicken, sea animals, pigs, and cows are in same or worse conditions waiting to be slaughtered. If you feel for these poor dogs, please spare a thought for the other meat on your plate too. Thank you, Rinpoche for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/blog-it-tweet-it-facebook-it-again-and-again-pleeeeeeease.html

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                        Pick the practice, devotion and precepts of Vajra Yogini\'s path over everything and anything in samsara. Samsara has nothing of value and nothing lasting to offer. You are born in suffering, live in suffering, die in suffering and enter bardo and future lives expecting more sufferings. This is not a negative way of looking at things but the truth. If the truth is negative, so it is the truth. Devote oneself to the guru, dharma work, dharma practice and bringing dharma to others compassionately. Choose to practice Vajra Yogini now with the preliminaries. You can start right now: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/starting-on-vajra-yogini-now.html  Much care, Tsem Rinpoche
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Pick the practice, devotion and precepts of Vajra Yogini's path over everything and anything in samsara. Samsara has nothing of value and nothing lasting to offer. You are born in suffering, live in suffering, die in suffering and enter bardo and future lives expecting more sufferings. This is not a negative way of looking at things but the truth. If the truth is negative, so it is the truth. Devote oneself to the guru, dharma work, dharma practice and bringing dharma to others compassionately. Choose to practice Vajra Yogini now with the preliminaries. You can start right now: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/starting-on-vajra-yogini-now.html Much care, Tsem Rinpoche
Message to Tibetans in English
2 months ago
Message to Tibetans in English
Message to the Tibetans
2 months ago
Message to the Tibetans
Left to right: Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal. Great lamas of Gaden Shartse Monastery
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Left to right: Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal. Great lamas of Gaden Shartse Monastery
A beautiful Indian rendition of Gyenze Dorje Shugden manifesting in wealth form
2 months ago
A beautiful Indian rendition of Gyenze Dorje Shugden manifesting in wealth form
This is my thoughts and determination to share with you. Please open and read. Thank you for your time. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
This is my thoughts and determination to share with you. Please open and read. Thank you for your time. Tsem Rinpoche
Nepalese King Birendra receives His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche in Nepal
2 months ago
Nepalese King Birendra receives His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche in Nepal
Guess what Zava Damdin Rinpoche did in Mongolia recently with 7,800 people??? Very interesting and it is a must read:  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116206
2 months ago
Guess what Zava Damdin Rinpoche did in Mongolia recently with 7,800 people??? Very interesting and it is a must read:  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116206
This huge Buddha in Korea is magnificent
3 months ago
This huge Buddha in Korea is magnificent
The very first oracle of Dorje Shugden in trance statue. I have commissioned this.
3 months ago
The very first oracle of Dorje Shugden in trance statue. I have commissioned this.
Such a old and ancient thangka painting of Dorje Shugden. He has been around in Tibet practiced for hundreds of years.
3 months ago
Such a old and ancient thangka painting of Dorje Shugden. He has been around in Tibet practiced for hundreds of years.
One of the "Four Exalted Brothers" Avalokiteshvara statues, Phagpa Wati of Kyirong, which is now with H.H. the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala.
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One of the "Four Exalted Brothers" Avalokiteshvara statues, Phagpa Wati of Kyirong, which is now with H.H. the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala.
Kyabje Zemey, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Kyabje Pabongka Choktrul Rinpoche
3 months ago
Kyabje Zemey, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Kyabje Pabongka Choktrul Rinpoche
My Oser girl and Mumu boy are so adorable
3 months ago
My Oser girl and Mumu boy are so adorable
Wow this meditator in his cave in front of a painting of Yamantaka draped with a white khata of respect. He sits among bones to remind him of impermanence and our future. The bones inspire him strongly to let go of all attachments in this life and focus on dharma, meditation and liberation and he is doing so. Very beautiful and inspirational. Tsem Rinpoche
3 months ago
Wow this meditator in his cave in front of a painting of Yamantaka draped with a white khata of respect. He sits among bones to remind him of impermanence and our future. The bones inspire him strongly to let go of all attachments in this life and focus on dharma, meditation and liberation and he is doing so. Very beautiful and inspirational. Tsem Rinpoche
Tenzing Norgay found this in Nepal. Guess what it is?
4 months ago
Tenzing Norgay found this in Nepal. Guess what it is?
Sir Edmund Hillary
4 months ago
Sir Edmund Hillary
Halloween is my favorite holiday. Wild natural plants and flowers are my favorite offering. Buddha\'s teachings on meditation and Yidam practice bring the ultimate results and happiness. ~Tsem Rinpoche
4 months ago
Halloween is my favorite holiday. Wild natural plants and flowers are my favorite offering. Buddha's teachings on meditation and Yidam practice bring the ultimate results and happiness. ~Tsem Rinpoche
Previous lives do resemble current lives especially if they are a recognized incarnation. If notice how similar the previous and current Trijang Rinpoche looks. The eyes, bone structure, expression, long neck, thin and overall look. Beautiful. I\'ve seen this phenomena over and over in many Rinpoche incarnations. Especially when you compare them with pictures of previous and current lives at around the same ages. Something powerfully karmic about this. Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
Previous lives do resemble current lives especially if they are a recognized incarnation. If notice how similar the previous and current Trijang Rinpoche looks. The eyes, bone structure, expression, long neck, thin and overall look. Beautiful. I've seen this phenomena over and over in many Rinpoche incarnations. Especially when you compare them with pictures of previous and current lives at around the same ages. Something powerfully karmic about this. Tsem Rinpoche
It\'s nice to have monks visitors and resident monks in Kechara
5 months ago
It's nice to have monks visitors and resident monks in Kechara
                         Taken in Lake Champlain in Canada. A huge water monster...neat...
5 months ago
Taken in Lake Champlain in Canada. A huge water monster...neat...
Beautiful! His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang has always been good friends with His Holiness Karmapa. No wonder H.H. Karmapa never spoke against Dorje Shugden. Two reasons perhaps: One is he knows the qualities of Trijang Rinpoche who is a attained being. And Karmapa himself has clairvoyance to perceive the true nature of Dorje Shugden directly. I love to see great beings like this manifesting closeness. When I see, I just want to prostrate to them and thank them for sharing such good examples to someone like me. Praise to the ego-less mind! Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
Beautiful! His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang has always been good friends with His Holiness Karmapa. No wonder H.H. Karmapa never spoke against Dorje Shugden. Two reasons perhaps: One is he knows the qualities of Trijang Rinpoche who is a attained being. And Karmapa himself has clairvoyance to perceive the true nature of Dorje Shugden directly. I love to see great beings like this manifesting closeness. When I see, I just want to prostrate to them and thank them for sharing such good examples to someone like me. Praise to the ego-less mind! Tsem Rinpoche
Serkong Dorje Chang on the left and his son Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche on the right.
5 months ago
Serkong Dorje Chang on the left and his son Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche on the right.
High lamas in France September 2016
5 months ago
High lamas in France September 2016
༧གོང་ས་ཆེན་པོ་སྐུ་འཕྲེང་བཅུ་བཞི་པ་མཆོག་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན། - Interesting relationship between 14th Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden:   http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109757
5 months ago
༧གོང་ས་ཆེན་པོ་སྐུ་འཕྲེང་བཅུ་བཞི་པ་མཆོག་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན། - Interesting relationship between 14th Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109757
Dalai Lama Says We Can Practise Dorje Shugden Finally! Read more on this development--- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109777
5 months ago
Dalai Lama Says We Can Practise Dorje Shugden Finally! Read more on this development--- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109777
More time spent in dharma work is more karma collected to be happy and more time spent in non-dharma works is more karma collected to be unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
More time spent in dharma work is more karma collected to be happy and more time spent in non-dharma works is more karma collected to be unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche
All Dorje Shugden prophesizes will come to pass,
 Those who generate refuge and merits will trust, 
 By trusting one will see the good results of his pronouncements,
 By seeing the good results, one\'s path becomes more clear, 
 The path of practice, purification and siddhic results, 
 This would eliminate the samsara within our minds.
 ~Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
All Dorje Shugden prophesizes will come to pass, Those who generate refuge and merits will trust, By trusting one will see the good results of his pronouncements, By seeing the good results, one's path becomes more clear, The path of practice, purification and siddhic results, This would eliminate the samsara within our minds. ~Tsem Rinpoche
Large Dorje Shugden statue built by the 5th Dalai Lama and housed in Trode Khangsar. Sock Wand and Mdm Chuah took this picture in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
5 months ago
Large Dorje Shugden statue built by the 5th Dalai Lama and housed in Trode Khangsar. Sock Wand and Mdm Chuah took this picture in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
Our own Kecharian Mdm. Chua with the oracle of Dorje Shugden Gen Tenzin Tsultrim in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
5 months ago
Our own Kecharian Mdm. Chua with the oracle of Dorje Shugden Gen Tenzin Tsultrim in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Trode Khangsar-the Chapel to Dorje Shugden built 400 years ago by the Great 5th Dalai Lama-Tibet 2016
5 months ago
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Trode Khangsar-the Chapel to Dorje Shugden built 400 years ago by the Great 5th Dalai Lama-Tibet 2016
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Gaden Monastery, Tibet 2016
5 months ago
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Gaden Monastery, Tibet 2016
                         This is the oracle of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa, Tibet. His name is Gen Tenzin Tsultrim of Sera Monastery in Tibet.
5 months ago
This is the oracle of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa, Tibet. His name is Gen Tenzin Tsultrim of Sera Monastery in Tibet.
Ms. Sock Wan, Oracle of Dorje Shugden in Tibet Gen Tenzin Tsultrim, Mdm Chuah and Mr. Tashi in Tibet 2016
5 months ago
Ms. Sock Wan, Oracle of Dorje Shugden in Tibet Gen Tenzin Tsultrim, Mdm Chuah and Mr. Tashi in Tibet 2016
Mahasiddha Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche, H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Ven. Rabten Choktrul Rinpoche 2016
5 months ago
Mahasiddha Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche, H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Ven. Rabten Choktrul Rinpoche 2016
His Eminence Mahasiddha Gangchen Rinpoche and the official oracle of Dorje Shugden Panglung Kuten Choji lah in Italy together September 2016
5 months ago
His Eminence Mahasiddha Gangchen Rinpoche and the official oracle of Dorje Shugden Panglung Kuten Choji lah in Italy together September 2016
My thoughts on Malaysia. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
My thoughts on Malaysia. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
Beautiful thangka of Vajra Yogini. Look at the details where she appears in visions and also takes people to Kechara.
5 months ago
Beautiful thangka of Vajra Yogini. Look at the details where she appears in visions and also takes people to Kechara.
Left to right:

His Holiness the Gaden Throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche (very young) and His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Prayer Hall during prayers.
5 months ago
Left to right: His Holiness the Gaden Throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche (very young) and His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Prayer Hall during prayers.
 It\'s nice when families support the spiritual journeys of their children. This is one beautiful family of Pastor Niral of Kechara
5 months ago
It's nice when families support the spiritual journeys of their children. This is one beautiful family of Pastor Niral of Kechara
Jog Falls a power place of Vajra Yogini and Heruka: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=108652
6 months ago
Jog Falls a power place of Vajra Yogini and Heruka: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=108652
Don\'t wait for the perfect group. Don\'t wait for the perfect person. Don\'t wait for the perfect situation. Don\'t expect yourself to be perfect. Don\'t even look for perfection at least in our realm as it does not exist or time will run out. Just get going and keep doing good. It\'s between you and yourself. Tsem Rinpoche
6 months ago
Don't wait for the perfect group. Don't wait for the perfect person. Don't wait for the perfect situation. Don't expect yourself to be perfect. Don't even look for perfection at least in our realm as it does not exist or time will run out. Just get going and keep doing good. It's between you and yourself. Tsem Rinpoche
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    ཁྱེད་ཀྱི་བཀའ་སློབ་དོན་སྙིང་དེ།།གང་གི་རྣ་བར་བདུད་རྩི་མོད།།འོན་ཀྱང་འགའ་ཡི་རྣ་ལམ་དུ།། བྲག་ཆ་བཞིན་དུ་འགྱུར་སྲིད་མོད།། ཚང་མས་ཚར་རེ་གཟིགས་རོགས།། Kyabje Denma Gonsa Rinpoche telling people that it is important to have guru samaya. It use to be that way in the great monasteries. We should not create problems and schisms. If we want to practice a protector, then do so, if not it's okay, but don't make trouble. One should just practice the Buddha Dharma well. To do good practice. If you have faith in Dorje Shugden and trust all the way, he will definitely help you. But most important is to practice the dharma. This is his advice in short here. It's good to let more Tibetans hear this holy speech and appeal by this very senior Rinpoche. TR
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