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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  • Lin Mun
    Saturday, Mar 25. 2017 11:02 PM
    Can’t imagine that a priest actually stabbed Pope John Paul. How can he do this when he as a priest is suppose to be compassion and love everyone but kill the religion leader. he should remember that he carries the name priest and hence must show good example and behaviour to others but instead took another person’s life.

    I respected Pope John who continued his trip even though he was injured. That shows the determination he had to teach so it can benefit others. Always put others first more than our own needs.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/pope-john-paul-stabbed-by-priest.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Saturday, Mar 25. 2017 08:13 PM
    It is admirable for Sine Lindholm & Mads Ulrik Husum to place their design as open source for everyone to download and copy to manufacture. This shows how farsighted they are in propelling self-sustainability. The first step is always the hardest, and I believe what Sine and Mads had done is towards the right direction. In this way, people from all the around the world who genuinely are passionate and interested in growing own vegetables will be able to start on their own. Without needing to rely on middleman or manufacturer who might end up making the brilliant idea a commercial white elephant. Thank you, Rinpoche for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/build-your-own-growroom.html
  • Alice Tay
    Friday, Mar 24. 2017 10:05 PM
    Many companies especially in overseas are very considerate and allow their employees to bring their dogs to work. I personally think that this is a very good practice where the employees no longer have to worry about leaving pets at home alone. The work environments that cultivate loving kindness, caring and compassion create a much more positive and productive place to work. Besides, it may influence everyone especially those who do not have pet to be more kind to the animals.

    Nevertheless, the employer and employees may have to work together to maintain the safe and cleanliness work place such as reduce odour, provide clean air and many others.

    Thank you for this interesting article as a reminder to us to love and be kind to animals no matter where we are.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/inside-the-worlds-most-dog-friendly-office.html
  • Lin Mun
    Friday, Mar 24. 2017 07:06 PM
    Superb idea and very creative. Home farming in the cities ! Appreciate all the hardwork and ideas to produce Growroom. It’s just like putting a big puzzle and making the whole process so much easier to plant in cities where we always have limited spaces.

    We should support more people to come up with such ideas so we can eat our own food and cultivate self sustainability.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/build-your-own-growroom.html
  • Pastor Shin Tan
    Friday, Mar 24. 2017 01:40 PM
    When on the hospital bed nearing our last breath, nothing matters except for the practice and transformation we have done in dharma in our lifetime.

    Our money, wishes, houses, clothes, jewelry, reputation, spouses, desires, dreams, greed, anger, possessions, explanations will be of no use at all. It will in fact even be a hindrance scratching at our mind’s energy to let go and we cannot.

    Since they are no use at that momentous event, we should continue that thought now and understand what we should truly cultivate now. This thought must translate into action not just scholastic thoughts and meanderings of the mind for self deception or imitation spiritual satisfaction. This is what I think daily and everyday as part of my meditations on death and impermanence according to first chapter of Lam Rim.
    ~H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche

    Learn more here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-dying-process.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Mar 24. 2017 12:11 PM
    Amazing and very creative architecture designed space for our home grown foods.It is a good idea for those living in the cities.The Growroom is beautifully produced made it convenience which enables people to connect with nature surrounding with plants. The smell of herbs and plants makes cities dwellers to live in happiness and healthy.
    Its takes alot of effort and determination for anyone to build a growroom.Well they can do it,if they have the will power….hoping someday KFR will have one too.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/build-your-own-growroom.html
  • nut
    Friday, Mar 24. 2017 01:39 AM
    Lazynnes ,negative karma!and mends samajas …ITS very very , inderdependent motivations lewwels of awareness Teacher’Quality &sangha quantity ,first when samajas ARE pure Empowerment full blessings later?so give less Empowerment ITS OK.ccTR IS Wise.
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    Friday, Mar 24. 2017 01:32 AM
    http://www.aikidosydneycity.com/interview-with-takeda-shihan-by-aikikai-hombu-dojo/ yes yes sumikiri!i m sure HE practice martial arts in many previous lives AS well AS have family’karma conected with ai!ki flow,,,so NEUTRAL his re:for attacks ARE.,above normal fighter skills!___and i m skull in maya astro,fine and wanth share:#####paranormalTSEMsection on:::: antarctica aliens& JFK ,Peru as egg skulls.________________have a good day&nice PRactICE.____THE LIGHT be?or just show options that can be used.
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  • nut
    Friday, Mar 24. 2017 01:23 AM
    For example B_LOCK can be neutral karma ,butRE_PLAY reactions can make diferent results in second person?
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  • nut
    Friday, Mar 24. 2017 01:22 AM
    NEUTRAL karma not make good ,not bad result!but ITS STill karma so IS not done from lewwels of acomplishment where IS NO NEW karma acumulations.
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  • Lin Mun
    Thursday, Mar 23. 2017 04:54 PM
    This is a very informative articles on dogs in monasteries and Tibetan breed. Gonsar Rinpoche explained it very clearly on the different breeds and how dogs are taken care and live in monasteries. We should also take good care of the dogs as they are living being in different form. Hence we should take care of their food and their well beings and not treat them like an ‘item’ to reject or discard them when our selfish mind arise.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/dogs-in-tibetan-monasteries.html
  • Lin Mun
    Thursday, Mar 23. 2017 04:13 PM
    Thank you Datuk May for sharing this article. I do know some people who will only give when they have extra or only if they do not need the items. There are some who would keep giving even if they do not have much because they understand that his gift (whether it is time, resource, material, knowledge and etc) is for the benefit of others.

    I think it all comes from each individual generousity, compassion and kindness. I believe all these good values can be practised and we can be better each day. We should not give up but be aware of our weakness and keep transforming to be better.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/generosity-giving-gifts.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Mar 23. 2017 12:56 PM
    Wonderful news to note that EU authorities have finally taken steps to stop online abused.Well with these cut less misused of online disharmony and hate by some undisciplined individual.Nowadays there were too many fraud and scams going on social medias.Hence EU companies are trying to deal to solve fraud and scams,as well as user protection on their websites.
    Our Precious Guru and many Dorje Shugden Practitioners was bullied on social medias too.Do hope with the tightenings of law will help to stop online bullies.
    Thank you, Rinpoche for sharing .
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/victory-over-online-hate.html
  • Pastor Shin Tan
    Thursday, Mar 23. 2017 08:33 AM
    “Somehow, Rinpoche knew I did not believe in Buddhism and so he used a skillful way to give me a teaching. He said that even though I can’t see the Buddha, that does not mean that the Buddha does not exist. This is just like electricity; we can’t see electricity but when we see the lights are turned on, it proves electricity does exist. Similarly, when we see the growing Sangha community and the temples, it proves the existence of Buddha, because without electricity, there would be no light and without the Buddha, there would be no Sangha. After listening to that sound logic, I was still stuck on the need for more proof that the Buddha existed. But it made me think deeper because what Rinpoche said made a lot of sense.” – Pastor Albert Rachaga

    From a Free Thinker to a Buddhist, http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=118312

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Click on picture to enlarge and see what Milarepa says. Profound.
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We are always trying to get somewhere, try something new, find some friends, get some entertainment and in the end we end up in the same place. Time to really practice Dharma seriously and stop wasting time we don\'t have. ~Tsem Rinpoche
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We are always trying to get somewhere, try something new, find some friends, get some entertainment and in the end we end up in the same place. Time to really practice Dharma seriously and stop wasting time we don't have. ~Tsem Rinpoche
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March 20, 2017-Mumu is just so adorable with his bright eyes.
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More and more people inviting Lord Dorje Shugden home to connect with on their shrines. I am so happy to see this as it will benefit them and their families so much. That is the purpose to be alive which is to benefit others as much as possible. Tsem Rinpoche
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His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
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His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
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Recite this before any meal or drinks for blessings of abundance. Tsem Rinpoche
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This sacred statue of Buddha is in Nepal brought originally from Tibet and has spoken on many occasions. Very blessed to see this holy image and keep a picture...bless you always. Tsem Rinpoche
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I love Mumu boy tremendously. We went through so much together for so many years. You are a great being to be with. Tsem Rinpoche
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Dear everyone, I am sharing this beautiful and modern altar to Dorje Shugden in Malaysia. I am glad to see more and more people creating sacred spaces. Tsem Rinpoche
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Lhamo Karmo, a female buddha form visualized above the crown of one's head at the time of death, to encourage consciousness to leave the body via the crown aperture. From my book "The Female Buddhas."- Glenn Mullin
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The Tibetan female tulku Dorje Pakmo, from a fresco on the wall of the Dorje Pakmo monastery (Samding) in Tibet, near the Turquoise Lake. In Tibet the Dorje Pakmo was ranked with the Dalai Lama, Panchen Lama and Sakya Trizin as the four highest lamas in the country.-from Glenn Mullin
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February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
Click on the picture to enlarge and see what Suzy from Hawaii commented on the Dorje Shugden issue after much research. She is very candid and honest. Refreshing. Original is posted here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4
1 month ago
Click on the picture to enlarge and see what Suzy from Hawaii commented on the Dorje Shugden issue after much research. She is very candid and honest. Refreshing. Original is posted here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4
This is a good one to read
2 months ago
This is a good one to read
Mumu is silly and cute and funny
2 months ago
Mumu is silly and cute and funny
Mumu\'s hair is messy and he looks funny
2 months ago
Mumu's hair is messy and he looks funny
I am in the process of creating beautiful Dorje Shugden and Kechara Forest Retreat watches at this time. So we can take precious protector and Kechara Forest Retreat wherever we go and be blessed everytime we see what time it is. 
I am perfecting the designs with a great team and will update when done but these are just some samples that arrived. 
Feast your eyes! 

Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
I am in the process of creating beautiful Dorje Shugden and Kechara Forest Retreat watches at this time. So we can take precious protector and Kechara Forest Retreat wherever we go and be blessed everytime we see what time it is. I am perfecting the designs with a great team and will update when done but these are just some samples that arrived. Feast your eyes! Tsem Rinpoche
                        Pick the practice, devotion and precepts of Vajra Yogini\'s path over everything and anything in samsara. Samsara has nothing of value and nothing lasting to offer. You are born in suffering, live in suffering, die in suffering and enter bardo and future lives expecting more sufferings. This is not a negative way of looking at things but the truth. If the truth is negative, so it is the truth. Devote oneself to the guru, dharma work, dharma practice and bringing dharma to others compassionately. Choose to practice Vajra Yogini now with the preliminaries. You can start right now: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/starting-on-vajra-yogini-now.html  Much care, Tsem Rinpoche
3 months ago
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
3 months ago
Message to Tibetans in English
Message to the Tibetans
3 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
3 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
3 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
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Nepalese King Birendra receives His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche in Nepal
Guess what Zava Damdin Rinpoche did in Mongolia recently with 7,800 people??? Very interesting and it is a must read:  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116206
3 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
4 months ago
This huge Buddha in Korea is magnificent
The very first oracle of Dorje Shugden in trance statue. I have commissioned this.
4 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.
4 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
4 months ago
Kyabje Zemey, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Kyabje Pabongka Choktrul Rinpoche
My Oser girl and Mumu boy are so adorable
4 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
4 months ago
Wow this meditator in his cave in front of a painting of Yamantaka draped with a white khata of respect. He sits among bones to remind him of impermanence and our future. The bones inspire him strongly to let go of all attachments in this life and focus on dharma, meditation and liberation and he is doing so. Very beautiful and inspirational. Tsem Rinpoche
Tenzing Norgay found this in Nepal. Guess what it is?
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Tenzing Norgay found this in Nepal. Guess what it is?
Sir Edmund Hillary
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Sir Edmund Hillary
Halloween is my favorite holiday. Wild natural plants and flowers are my favorite offering. Buddha\'s teachings on meditation and Yidam practice bring the ultimate results and happiness. ~Tsem Rinpoche
5 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
6 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
6 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...
6 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
6 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.
6 months ago
Serkong Dorje Chang on the left and his son Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche on the right.
High lamas in France September 2016
6 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
6 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
6 months ago
Dalai Lama Says We Can Practise Dorje Shugden Finally! Read more on this development--- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109777
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