The Phenomena of Oracles

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A painting by John Williams Waterhouse depicting eight priestesses in a temple of prophecy. The painting is known as 'Consulting the Oracle'.

A painting by John Williams Waterhouse depicting eight priestesses in a temple of prophecy. The painting is known as ‘Consulting the Oracle’.

In my life, I can safely say that there are only two people I totally and completely trust and that is my Root Guru His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, and my Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. Since Kyabje Zong Rinpoche is no longer around and I cannot seek his advice, I have relied on Dorje Shugden all the way, which is also what Kyabje Zong Rinpoche had advised me to do.

My way of connecting with Dorje Shugden is via oracles. Throughout my life, whenever I have faced tremendous obstacles or am at the juncture of an important decision that could potentially benefit many, I have sought Dorje Shugden’s blessings and timely advice through the oracles that are qualified to take trance of him. And what is interesting is that regardless of whichever Dorje Shugden oracle I seek answers from, his advice is always rooted in Dharma. Never once has Dorje Shugden ever given me advice that seeks to harm or hurt people. His advice is always to help, to benefit and to assist, and to do as much as possible for others.

It is also through these oracles that my students have been able to connect with Dorje Shugden too. Many of you will remember the historic occasion during which Dorje Shugden took trance in the Venerable 7th Panglung Kuten in Kechara Forest Retreat in 2015. It was then that Dorje Shugden himself blessed the assembled crowd of over 700 students and friends as well as the entirety of Kechara Forest Retreat with his presence and energies. He was very kind and stayed for over an hour, even giving a Dharma teaching to the congregation which I had the great merits to translate.

His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche was a great devotee of Dorje Shugden. This renowned tantric master trained Dorje Shugden oracles such as the Choyang Kuten and the Gameng Kuten.

His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche was a great devotee of Dorje Shugden. This renowned tantric master trained Dorje Shugden oracles such as the Choyang Kuten and the Gameng Kuten.

The institution of oracles is not limited to the practice of Dorje Shugden. Although people may find the tradition of oracles to be strange or somewhat beyond belief, all cultures, societies and races have relied on oracles at one point or another throughout history, and oracles have played extremely important roles over the course of human existence.

Even within Tibetan Buddhism, practitioners of all sects have relied on oracles and continue to rely on them for both their spiritual and mundane affairs. It is with this in mind that I wanted to share with all of you a brief overview of the phenomena of oracles, and just how important they have been to peoples from all over the world. I hope you enjoy learning about this mystical institution that bridges our world and that of the divine.

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

Oracles of the West

The two greatest cultures from the West, the Greeks and Romans relied heavily on oracles. They believed the world was filled with gods, goddesses and many other types of beings. Oracles were a way in which humans could communicate with these beings and gain advice on all aspects of life.

The two greatest ancient cultures from the West, the Greeks and Romans, relied heavily on oracles. They believed the world was filled with gods, goddesses and many other types of beings. Oracles were a method for humans to communicate with these beings and receive advice on all aspects of life.

Oracles have played a major part in Western history, although most of that history has been today forgotten by the world. The two greatest cultures in the ancient history of Europe, the Greeks and the Romans, both relied heavily on oracles. These two cultures played an important role in the development of all aspects of life in the West, such as literature, poetry, language, mathematics, science, philosophy, agriculture, economy and religion. These achievements, it seems, went hand in hand with their reliance on oracles.

These oracular figures, who played major roles within their respective societies, continue to invoke mystery and awe among classicists and those with a penchant for history. Such scholars will recognise quite easily how otherworldly beings and the realm of the divine were an intrinsic part of everyday Greco-Roman life. The Greco-Romans saw the hand of the gods and other supernatural beings in everything around them, and it was through the oracles that ordinary man and god could interact, speaking to one another directly.

Oracular reliance however, was not unique to Ancient Europe and examples of highly revered and influential oracles can be found in many other ancient civilisations, including Asia Minor, the ancient Near East, and Africa.

 

The Delphic Oracles: High Priestesses at the Temple of Apollo

The most famous oracle in ancient Greece by far was the oracle at Delphi, more correctly known as the Pythia. Based at a temple dedicated to Apollo (the God of sun, truth, music, healing, poetry, and prophecy), the oracle was always a high priestess who took trance and gave pronouncements to supplicants on topics that ranged from state governance all the way to personal relationships.

Before the temple was dedicated to Apollo, it was dedicated to Gaia, the Greek Goddess of the Earth and Mother to all life. It was also sacred to Poseidon, God of the seas, water, earthquakes and horses. While the temple existed in some form from around 1400 BCE, it was not until between 580-570 BCE that the oracles first appear in historical records.

Apollo, the Greek god of the sun, healing and truth was one of the most popular gods of ancient Greece, whose divine presence would enter the Pythia oracles.

Apollo, the Greek God of the sun, healing and truth was one of the most popular gods of ancient Greece, whose divine presence would enter the Pythia oracles.

According to earlier myths, a goat herder named Coretas one day realised that a goat of his had fallen into a crack in the earth and was acting strangely. Climbing into the chasm to save his goat, he found himself filled with a divine presence and recounted seeing the past, present and future as one. Excited by his discovery, he quickly shared the chasm’s ability with the local villagers. As more and more people came to experience the power of the chasm for themselves, some accidentally fell into the chasm while in trance and perished. From then on, it was decided that only a young woman would be allowed to experience the divine. Eventually, this woman would become the oracle of the gods and utter their pronouncements.

Though the temple and surrounding area was dedicated to Gaia at the time, the oracles of Delphi were recognised to be taking trance of Themis, the Goddess of the divine and natural law, fairness in dealing with others, and customs; as well as Phoebe, the Goddess of the Moon. Legend has it that Apollo, the grandson of Phoebe, seized the temple by defeating the Python, a giant snake-like creature that lived in the centre of the earth. Python was the daughter of Gaia and was fiercely protective of the area, as it was said to be the navel of the earth. The area’s importance was marked by a stone, called the omphalos. After vanquishing the monstrous creature, Apollo seized the temple dedicated to Gaia, and laid claim to her oracles. From then on, the oracles were said to have taken trance of none other than Apollo himself.

The Pythia oracles were the high priestesses of the temple of Apollo at Dephi. While in trance they would utter prophecies and gave advice that shaped the Hellenic world.

The Pythia oracles were the high priestesses of the Temple of Apollo at Delphi. While in trance they would utter prophecies and give advice that shaped the Hellenic world.

In alternate legends, Apollo was gifted the oracle by his grandmother, the Goddess Phoebe. Once Python was defeated, her carcass lay exposed to the powers of Hyperion, the God of the day, and began to decompose. The area was thus given the Greek name Pytho which means ‘to rot’ due to the sickly sweet smell of her decomposition. The oracle at Delphi, the Pythia, therefore derived her name from Pytho, which was later renamed to Delphi.

The high priestesses who acted as the oracles of Apollo were originally young unmarried women. To take trance, they would sit upon a gilded tripod above a fissure in the earth that emitted gaseous vapours. While under the influence of these gases, they were said to have the divine presence of Apollo enter them and answer questions or give prophecies. These women were said to be the purest among the priestesses at the temple, and were expected to give up family life and external responsibilities. Their position granted many freedoms, such as exemption from taxation, a life of liberty, a house, a salary and many gifts from supplicants seeking answers. This was something not afforded to women at the time, according to the prevailing values of a predominantly patriarchal society. However, the trances took a heavy toll on the oracles, often shortening their lives due to the physical strain of both the negative effects from inhaling noxious fumes from the earth, and by Apollo inhabiting their bodies. It is said that at the end of a trance session, the oracle would be drenched in sweat and panting like someone who had just run a marathon.

The ruins of the Temple of Apollo at Delphi in Greece, where the Pythia oracles took trance.

The ruins of the Temple of Apollo at Delphi in Greece, where the Pythia oracles took trance.

The institution of the Pythia oracles became the most famous and eminent of all the oracles in the ancient West from the 7th century BCE to the 4th century CE. Thanks to the Greek Empire which spanned large swathes of the ancient world, the Pythia rose to become the most consulted oracle during this period. People from all over the ancient world came to seek her advice and she became the most written about, even being immortalised in poetry such as the 33 Homeric Hymns.

 

The Priests and Priestesses of Dodona

Though the Pythia eventually became the most famous oracle of antiquity, her fame was preceded by another group of oracles. The priests and priestesses of Dodona, located on the slopes of Mount Tomaros, were of particular importance to the people of Greece, long before the Pythia at Delphi arose to preeminence. Dodona was a holy grove of oak or beech trees particularly sacred to Zeus, the king of the gods, and his consort Dione, not particularly worshipped elsewhere or often conflated with Hera, Zeus’s main consort. According to the ancient writer Herodotus, the oracle was created after two black doves flew from Thebes in Egypt. One of the doves landed in Libya and founded the sanctuary of Zeus Ammon. The other settled on an oak tree in Dodona, founding the sacred grove to Zeus.

Dodona was once a grove of trees sacred to Zeus, the king of the Greek gods. It was here that the priests and priestesses deciphered Zeus's voice in the wind. A single tree has been planted in the ruins, a simple reminder of the temple's great past.

Dodona was once a grove of trees sacred to Zeus, the king of the Greek gods. It was here that the priests and priestesses deciphered Zeus’s voice in the wind. A single tree has been planted in the ruins, a simple reminder of the temple’s great past.

The oracles at Dodona were simple and were very close to nature, sleeping outdoors in the grove amidst the trees. They were said to be filled with a presence that allowed them to decipher Zeus’s voice, divined through the rustling of tree leaves or the clinking of bronze objects that were hung on tree branches, somewhat similar to wind chimes. These noises were believed to be Zeus’s voice and the oracles were said to understand the sounds well enough to give prophecy and advice to supplicants who came seeking help.

Though not considered as important as Delphi, the sacred grove enjoyed rich patronage. Many kings built or re-built temples to Zeus and Dione, erected an amphitheater and held both musical and theatrical festivals there in celebration. However, the violent turbulence of political, societal and religious change took its toll on the sacred grove, including its sacking by the Aetolians and the Romans. The temples were destroyed and much of the grove was cut down during successive waves of conquerors until by the 2nd Century, all that remained was a single oak tree. The final blow came when Emperor Theodosius, a staunch Christian, banned all pagan religions and closed all pagan temples. His zealousness went as far as cutting down the last sacred oak tree in the holy grove of Dodona. With this, the tradition of the Dodona Oracles was lost.

The remnants of the magnificent amphitheater at Dodona.

The remnants of the magnificent amphitheater at Dodona.

 

The Sibyls

Just as the Greeks had their oracles, so did the Romans. The Sibyls were women who gave prophecies and advice while in frenzied states. This group of oracles derived their name from a female oracle and prophetess named Sibyl, who facilitated the trance of the god Apollo, just like the Pythia of Delphi. Rather than an oracle to a particular deity, there were many sibyls who are said to have been under the influence of or were possessed by chthonic deities (gods, goddesses or spirits who live underground or in the underworld).

The Sibyls were chosen by a particular god or being to be their messengers. The most famous of them all was the Cumaean Sibyl, who dedicated herself to the god Apollo. She composed the Oracula Sibyllina, nine books of prophecy which even predicted the fall of the Roman Empire. The Cumaean Sibyl was highly regarded by the early Christians during the Middle Ages, as some of her prophecies were taken to predict the birth of Jesus Christ. Her image was even prominently featured by Michelangelo in his murals on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, in the Apostolic Palace in Vatican City, the official residence of the Pope.

The Delphic Sibyl, one of five Sibyls depicted by Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel, Vatican City.

The Delphic Sibyl, one of five Sibyls depicted by Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel, Vatican City.

Examples of other Sibyls include the Erythraean Sibyl in what is modern-day Turkey and the Delphic Sibyl who, according to the Greek traveler and geographer Pausanias, was born out of the union between a man and a goddess. She came to reside at Delphi before the Pythia became famous, at a time before the legendary events of the Trojan War. The Sibyls, however, were controversial figures in both Greek and Roman societies as many of their predictions did not prove to be correct. Even so, they remained in high regard within both societies, people’s beliefs, and the religious systems of the time.

 

The Stygian Witches

Often maligned in plays, movies, theatre and popular literature, the Stygian Witches, or more correctly the Graeae, were daughters of the Sea God Phorcys and the Goddess Ceto. They were sisters to the Gorgons named Stheno and Euryale who were immortal, and the more famous Medusa. While the Gorgons were ferocious creatures with living snakes for hair and the power to turn to stone anyone who had the misfortune of gazing into their eyes, the Graeae were much more. They were immensely beautiful goddesses who disguised themselves as old ladies. Sharing only one eye between themselves, Pemphredo, Enyo and Deino were able to see into the past, present and future, giving advice and prophecies to those they met. They also shared only one tooth between the three of them.

The Graeae, also known as the Stygian Witches have often been maligned in movies and modern literature. However, these oracles were actually very beautiful goddesses.

The Graeae, also known as the Stygian Witches, have often been maligned in movies and modern literature. However, these oracles were actually very beautiful goddesses.

According to legend, the hero Perseus stole their eye and, holding it ransom, demanded to know the whereabouts of Medusa. In other legends, he instead asked for the whereabouts of the objects needed to kill Medusa. Known for their powers and mastery over the elements, the Graeae were both respected and feared. These mythical oracles still strike fear into the heart of man and were the basis of the Three Witches in William Shakespeare’s iconic play, Macbeth.

 

Oracles of the East

Oracles not only played a major role in Western society but have also been heavily relied upon in the East.

Oracles not only played a major role in Western society but have also been heavily relied upon in the East.

Similar to the history of oracles in the West, oracles also had important roles in Eastern cultures and continue to do so. Among the Chinese and Indian communities and their associated diasporas, these oracles are most commonly referred to as mediums. They take trance of various deities to predict the future, give advice or performing acts of healing.

 

Mediums of the Nine Emperor Gods

Mediums within Chinese culture are widespread and not confined to a handful of individuals. Taking trance of deities such as the Nine Emperor Gods, other Taoist deities, or even deities local to a particular area, these mediums intercede in the lives of devotees and supplicants. They provide aid however they can, from creating talismans known as ‘fu’ to accepting offerings and bestowing good fortune. Mediums are often consulted for purposes of spiritual protection, improving wealth, enhancing relations, dispelling sorcery or black magic, and for any number of other reasons. These oracles or mediums continue to be relied on heavily even until today, highlighting their centrality to Chinese beliefs.

It is very common to see mediums take trance during the Festival of the Nine Emperor Gods, celebrated among the Chinese diaspora in Southeast Asia such as in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar, and Indonesia. This festival is based on the ancient Taoist veneration of the Nine Emperor Gods, comprising the seven stars from the Northern Big Dipper constellation known as Ursa Major, and two other invisible stars. These deities are thought to preside over the movement of the heavenly bodies and coordinate the lives and deaths of mortals. The festival celebrates the welcoming of the Nine Emperor Gods and lasts for nine days.

During the Festival of the Nine Emperor Gods, many mediums take trance to bestow good fortune and remove negative influences in the lives of adherents.

During the Festival of the Nine Emperor Gods, many mediums take trance to bestow good fortune and remove negative influences in the lives of adherents.

During this time, especially in Thailand, people invite the spirits of the various gods to inhabit their bodies. This is usually restricted to unmarried men and women without families, and both groups need to be pure in character. Adopting a vegetarian diet, these people undergo many rituals to protect themselves during the festival, including flagellation and bodily mutilation. When in trance, these mediums are surrounded by a team of assistants who help keep their wounds clean and support those who have pierced their bodies with heavier objects. Walking across fire and sharp blades is a common sight during this festival.

Parades are also a common feature during the festival, where the deities taking trance in the medium may tour the local surroundings. On this parade, they will accept offerings laid out on small tables in front of houses and businesses, as well as bestow blessings and benedictions to those gathered.

 

Mediums of the Hindu Gods and Goddess

As in other Asian cultures, oracles or mediums play a pivotal role in Indian culture. These mediums take trance of various gods, goddesses and beings, from the highest classification to the lowest. They are relied upon in times of need to provide advice, blessings, and even healing the sick. Even amongst the Indian diaspora in places such as the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and Australia, people continue to consult these oracles for means of personal and secular betterment. They rely on these oracles in conjunction with reliance on modern institutions, merging both contemporary and traditional lifestyles.

Mediums play an important role in the Indian Hindu tradition, allowing practitioners a direct connection with the divine.

Mediums play an important role in the Indian Hindu tradition, allowing practitioners a direct connection with the divine.

These mediums mainly take trance of various local and high goddesses, although they are also known to take trance of gods and other male beings as well. One of the best known festivals during which mediums take trance is the Thaipusam Festival, celebrated all around the world. This festival mirrors the Festival of the Nine Emperor Gods in that mediums adopt a vegetarian diet and undergo periods of ritual purification before the actual trance. In trance, they can be seen piercing their bodies, walking over fire and performing other seemingly otherworldly feats.

 

Oracles of the Protector Deities

Protector deities, such as Kalarupa, are beings that provide sincere Buddhist practitioners protection, remove obstacles they face and create conducive conditions for their spiritual practice.

Protector deities, such as Kalarupa, are beings that provide sincere Buddhist practitioners with protection, remove obstacles they face and create conducive conditions for their spiritual practice.

As we have seen, the tradition of consulting oracles for both worldly and spiritual reasons has been widely practised since ancient times. However, in today’s world, the practice is in danger of dying out completely in many cultures around the world, especially amongst the major world religions and in the West. However, Tibetan Buddhism is somewhat unique in this aspect as the tradition of consulting oracles continues to play a major role in the lives of its practitioners.

Known in Tibetan as ‘kuten’ (literally meaning ‘physical basis’), these oracles take trance of particular deities or beings to interact with and give advice to others. This entails the mind and energies of a particular being temporarily inhabiting the body of the oracle for a period of time. This being can be a spirit, naga (a particular class of snake spirit), and so forth; or even a higher level being such as a god or protector deity. Once the trance is over and the being leaves the body, the oracle regains their ordinary consciousness.

In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, oracles can be lay or ordained practitioners who are blessed and trained to take trance by a qualified guru or teacher. This helps to consecrate and clear the oracles’ psychic energy channels. Meditational practices aid this process so that a protector deity can easily enter the oracle’s body.

Potential oracles can be identified in a number of ways. Some are chosen by a Dharma Protector who takes spontaneous trance in them. Others are given indications via dreams and other signs that they have been selected to be an oracle. Sometimes a person may be appointed to become an oracle by a guru, or the candidate may themselves make a request to be trained as one. Whatever the method of choosing the oracle, the candidate nevertheless still requires training under a qualified guru learned in the various methods of training oracles. While Tibetan Buddhist oracles can take trance at any time or in any place, official trances usually occur at an appointed time and place according to oracular tradition.

 

Oracles in Tibetan Buddhism

In Tibetan Buddhism, oracles provide a direct connection to divine and protective beings. Therefore it is through relying on qualified and authentic oracles that we are able to receive blessings and advice for our various needs. In the absence of oracles, practitioners without higher spiritual attainments would be bereft of the immense benefit of communicating with the deities directly.

The Dorje Shugden oracle statue in Kechara Forest Retreat, Malaysia

The Dorje Shugden oracle statue in Kechara Forest Retreat, Malaysia

Within the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, oracles take trance of the various Dharma Protectors, both subdued, unenlightened beings oath-bound to aid practitioners, or enlightened beings who have emanated in the form of a Protector to fulfil a specific task. These beings are charged with the sacred task of removing obstacles and providing divine protection along a practitioner’s spiritual journey towards enlightenment.

Oracles themselves are highly blessed because it is through their body that they facilitate direct contact between a Dharma Protector and practitioners. While in trance of an oracle, Dharma Protectors give advice on both spiritual and worldly matters in times of uncertainty. They bestow blessings and even perform miraculous acts of healing, ridding those who are ill of their various afflictions. On a higher level, enlightened Dharma protectors such as Dorje Shugden also bestow spiritual teachings that lead sentient beings out of the suffering of cyclic existence and aid them on the journey towards liberation.

 

The Protective Deities

Oracles are therefore an integral part of Tibetan Buddhism and Tibetan culture in general. Over the course of centuries, Tibet was shaped by Buddhism as cultural institutions such as politics and language (the Tibetan script was created to translate Sanskrit Buddhist texts) became intrinsically linked to religious practices. The traditional of oracles is likewise linked to a variety of institutions including both religious and political spheres.

For example the Tibetan government, headed until recently by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, has traditionally consulted the following deities in trance of oracles for matters of state:

  • Dorje Drakden, commonly referred to as Nechung/Pehar. He is the speech emanation of Pehar Gyalpo and takes trance of the Nechung Oracle.
  • Shin Ja Chen, who is the qualities emanation of Pehar Gyalpo. He takes trance of the Gadong Oracle.
  • Tenma and her 11 sister goddesses, who take trance of the Tenma Oracle.
Setrap, the wrathful emanation of the Buddha Amitabha. Click on image to enlarge.

Setrap, the wrathful emanation of the Buddha Amitabha. Click on image to enlarge.

Similarly and more importantly, oracles have been relied on within the religious sphere, in the monastic setting, and for matters relating to religious practice and spiritual evolution. Such deities invoked for this reason include:

In interceding to benefit the lives of practitioners, these deities as well as many others show their compassion in the case where they are enlightened, or adhere to the oaths they made if they are worldly oath-bound deities. In doing so, they fulfil their spiritual role to support practitioners in whatever way they can.

From the viewpoint of Buddhist philosophy, the existence of an enlightened being manifesting as a Dharma Protector is to aid practitioners, and the prayers and mantras used to invoke them are for this very same reason. For those who do not believe the enlightened beings can take trance of oracles, they limit the potential of enlightened beings. In doing so, they negate the very reason that these beings would manifest as Dharma Protectors – to benefit beings on the virtuous and transformative path in any way possible.

 

Oracular Trance

Within the practices of Buddhist Tantra, it is believed that we have a complex network of 72,000 psychic energy channels spread throughout the entire body. These psychic channels converge and intertwine at various points in the body known as ‘chakras’. Five of these are of particular importance and are located at the crown of the head; the throat; the heart; the navel; and at the tip of one’s secret organ.

Chakras are points in the body where the psychic energy channels loop or knot around each other. Opening these chakras allows deities to enter an oracle’s body.

Chakras are points in the body where the psychic energy channels loop or knot around each other. Opening these chakras allows deities to enter an oracle’s body.

Chakras are often portrayed as lotuses in art or in visualisation techniques, and are depicted as having multiple petals. Common depictions of the important chakras have 32 or 64 petals. These petals actually represent the number of energy channels that converge at that particular chakra. This is because they are tightly intertwined or knotted 32 or 64 times and thus resemble a lotus blossom.

During trance, when a being or Dharma Protector takes possession of the body, these chakras are opened either by meditation or by force. However, there are people whose chakras are naturally easier to open, and they are therefore easier to train as oracles.

Psychic energies called ‘lung’ in Tibetan, ‘qi’ in Chinese, or ‘prana’ in Sanskrit travel along the vast network of psychic channels that are laid out throughout the body. The psychic energies regulate bodily function and it is believed that the mind rides on top of these energies as well. In Buddhist Tantra, the recitation of mantras combined with visualisation regulates these vital energies in order to purify karma and develop spiritual attainments. For a potential oracle, the training as recommended by the guru is very important to prepare the psychic channels for trance.

 

Training to Take Trance

For a potential oracle, the training begins by receiving refuge from the guru. By receiving refuge, the candidate is protected from negative beings that may enter and cause harm. The guru then performs a ritual called ‘tsa ko’ to open the chakras and psychic energy channels of the oracle. This allows the higher beings to enter the oracle, while in turn blocking negative beings from entering.

Following this, the lama bestows the empowerment of Lama Tsongkhapa, and the candidate engages in a retreat on the practice combined with the practice of Lama Chopa, also known as Guru Puja. This is where one engages in the meditation of Lama Tsongkhapa with the recitation of the Migtsema mantra and the Lama Chopa liturgies. This is done with all the required offerings and tormas (ritual cakes offered to the deities) needed for the usual four sessions of retreat a day. The duration of the retreat is the time needed to complete 100,000 Migtsema recitations, normally around a month and a half to two months.

Engaging in various tantric retreats, including the retreat of Lama Tsongkhapa, is a pre-requisite for the oracle to have steady and clear trances of the protector deities.

Engaging in various Tantric retreats, including the retreat of Lama Tsongkhapa, is a pre-requisite for the oracle to have steady and clear trances of the protector deities.

After that, the candidate receives either the Yamantaka or Hayagriva initiation and then engages in a retreat on the deity for four sessions a day until he has completed one million recitations of the main mantra and 100,000 for each of the other mantras. In the case of Yamantaka, there is one main mantra and three other mantras. This retreat takes approximately a month and a half to two months if it is done well. Yamantaka retreat is known to extend one’s life, remove all interferences such as malevolent spirits and so forth, and the psychic channels are charged with Yamantaka’s blessings and cleared in preparation for clear and steady trance. After retreat, trainee oracles return to the lama to see if it is necessary to enter into another retreat.

In the case of an oracle of Dorje Shugden, after completing a Yamantaka or Hayagriva retreat, trainees will then need to receive the life-entrustment (sogtae) of Dorje Shugden and engage in a retreat on the practice. Dorje Shugden retreat requires four important components – Lama Tsongkhapa’s Guru Yoga, Lama Chopa, Yamantaka sadhana, and the Dorje Shugden liturgies. Therefore, the oracle-in-training engages in these four liturgies during retreat, complete with the offerings and tormas for four sessions a day. During retreat, trainees complete anywhere from between 1 to 10 million Dorje Shugden mantras, over a period of three to four months.

During retreat, the guru summons the oracle-in-training from time to time so that he can perform a ‘chabtrul ritual’ to purify the trainee oracle’s chakras and psychic channels. He will also invoke Dorje Shugden and his entourage to enter the trainee oracle. Sometimes, Dorje Shugden himself enters for a short while but more often than not, it is usually the entourage deities who enter to further purify and unblock the trainee’s psychic channels. In the beginning, the oracle-in-training does not take trance unless in the presence of the guru to ensure that it is the correct deity who is entering the oracle. The guru will then continue to bless, advise and guide the oracle in training and at times, the guru may prescribe further retreats of Yamantaka, Hayagriva or even Vajrapani to further prepare the oracle-in-training so that he or she can become a fully qualified oracle.

Those who take trance of the protector deities, in this case the enlightened Protector Dorje Shugden, are very blessed. This is because they are able to facilitate direct contact between enlightened deity and practitioner, thus allowing the Protector to give advice, bless and heal people of their various afflictions. On a higher level, oracles in trance of enlightened deities can even give teachings that lead sentient beings out of their suffering and aid them on their spiritual journey towards enlightenment.

 

Dorje Shugden Oracles

Out of his enlightened compassion, Dorje Shugden has many oracles in whom he takes trance to aid practitioners. Many of these oracles are famous for their flawless trances, during which their bodies facilitate Dorje Shugden to give clear advice, bestow blessings, and perform miraculous works.

 

Choyang Kuten:

The holy Choyang Kuten. Here we see him taking trance of the peaceful form of Dorje Shugden at Madhyamaka Centre, where he gave teachings and initiations.

The holy Choyang Kuten. Here we see him taking trance of the peaceful form of Dorje Shugden at Madhyamaka Centre, where he gave teachings and initiations.

The Choyang Kuten was trained, observed and authorised by Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. He was known for taking incredible trances that were so smooth and peaceful that to the untrained eye, it seemed as if it was the oracle himself talking. There were however, many signs that Dorje Shugden had entered, not in the least that the oracle was an ordinary lay man with no knowledge of religious rituals or teachings. Yet, while in trance of Dorje Shugden in peaceful form, he was able to deliver deeply philosophical Dharma teachings and even confer initiations of deity practices.

Up until 1950, the Choyang Kuten resided in Phagri Monastery, Tibet. After escaping Tibet, he first settled in Buxa, North India and then re-settled in Gaden Monastery, South India. The Choyang Kuten was famous not only among the Tibetans in India, but all over the world. He even traveled to England where he was hosted by his nephew, His Eminence Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. It was there that he took trance of Dorje Shugden who entered in his peaceful form. During this trance, Dorje Shugden gave Dharma teachings, composed a Long Life Prayer for Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, and even bestowed the initiation of Chenrezig.

The Choyang Kuten preparing to take trance of wrathful Dorje Shugden (left), and in trance (right).

The Choyang Kuten preparing to take trance of wrathful Dorje Shugden (left), and in trance (right).

 

6th Panglung Kuten

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The 6th Panglung Kuten lived in Tibet, was trained by Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche, and was a highly influential oracle. Living in Panglung Ritroe, the hermitage of the Panglung Rinpoches, he took trance of Dorje Shugden, Kache Marpo and various other high level protectors. The lineage of the Panglung oracles is hereditary, which means that the title is passed from one oracle to the next. Therefore when the 6th Panglung Kuten passed away, his title and position was passed to the next Panglung Kuten, in this case, his son who became the 7th to hold the title.

The 6th Panglung Oracle was very famous for giving extremely clear prophesies that were highly accurate and treasured by many. In fact, in 1959, when the question arose for whether the Dalai Lama should leave or remain in Tibet, Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche consulted Dorje Shugden through the 6th Panglung Oracle. Dorje Shugden performed a Vajra Dance to clear obstacles, handed over his sword and instructed the Dalai Lama to leave Tibet immediately. He even instructed that the escape party should carry his sword at the head of the convoy, waving it three times before they embarked, to ensure a safe and successful trip. This is how Dorje Shugden aided the Dalai Lama into exile in India, from where the Dalai Lama was able to spread Buddhism worldwide.

 

7th Panglung Kuten

The 7th Panglung Kuten, originally from Sera Monastery, was personally trained, consecrated and authorised as an oracle by Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche. His other teacher was Domo Geshe Rinpoche. The 7th Panglung Kuten takes trance of Dorje Shugden, Kache Marpo, Setrap, and other Dharma protectors.

Son of the 6th Panglung Kuten, the famous oracle of Dorje Shugden performing the black tea offerings, before a trance session in Kechara Forest Retreat.

Son of the 6th Panglung Kuten, the famous oracle of Dorje Shugden performing the black tea offering before a trance session in Kechara Forest Retreat.

On June 21, 2015, the Panglung Kuten took trance of Dorje Shugden and Kache Marpo in Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat (Malaysia). During the trance session, over 700 people had the privilege and merit to meet and receive blessings from two powerful Dharma Protectors.

On December 25, 2016, the Panglung Kuten once again returned to Kechara Forest Retreat, at which point the Kechara Organisation under the instructions of Tsem Rinpoche had the merits to offer him a newly constructed Panglung Ritroe, the official residence of the Panglung line of oracles. This was in commemoration of the original Panglung Ritroe of Tibet, which was home to the Panglung Rinpoches and the lineage of Panglung oracles. It was also where the 6th Panglung Oracle had advised that the Dalai Lama leave Tibet in 1959.

The 7th Panglung Kuten in trance of Dorje Shugden, who performed a Vajra Dance to clear obstacles, at Kechara Forest Retreat

The 7th Panglung Kuten in trance of Dorje Shugden, who performed a Vajra Dance to clear obstacles, at Kechara Forest Retreat

 

Oracle of Dungkar Monastery

The Dungkar Oracle in wrathful trance of Dorje Shugden (left) and peaceful trance of Dorje Shugden (right).

The Dungkar Oracle in wrathful trance of Dorje Shugden (left) and peaceful trance of Dorje Shugden (right).

Dungkar Monastery is the traditional set of Domo Geshe Rinpoche. As such, the oracle of Dungkar Monastery was trained, consecrated and authorised by Domo Geshe Rinpoche himself. It was under Domo Geshe Rinpoche’s direction that Dungkar Monastery became the seat of this particular oracle, whose fame led people to come from all over Tibet in order to consult him. This oracle could take trance of Dorje Shugden, Kache Marpo and Namkar Barzin, a Mongolian acolyte of Dorje Shugden who was installed in the Protector’s entourage after being subdued by Domo Geshe Rinpoche himself. An interesting point to note is that it was through this oracle that Lama Zopa Rinpoche was confirmed as a tulku, or reincarnated Buddhist master.

 

Gameng Kuten

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The Gameng Kuten is a student of Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche. When he was in his early teens, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche predicted that he would become an oracle of Dorje Shugden when he was older. This prophecy came to pass, with the Gameng Kuten being officially recognised as the Dorje Shugden oracle of Gaden Monastery, shortly before the ban on the practice of Dorje Shugden was imposed by the Tibetan government in-exile. His first set of oracles clothes were sewn by Kyabje Zong Rinpoche himself.

These days, the Gameng Kuten is based primarily in America and as such, is also referred to as Ari Kuten, meaning ‘American oracle’. In 2014, with the support of the local Tibetan and Mongolian laity, the Gameng Kuten opened Gaden Kachoe Shing, a large Dharma centre located in Bloomington, Indiana (USA).

 

Simla Kuten

The Simla Kuten in full trance in front of Kyabje Trijang Choktrul Rinpoche.

The Simla Kuten in full trance in the presence of Kyabje Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche.

The Simla Kuten was a student of Kyabje Ling Rinpoche who lived and served in Ling Rinpoche’s ladrang (house) for over 15 years. He was blessed, trained and authorised as an oracle by Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche.

 

H.E. Tsem Rinpoche and Dorje Shugden Oracles

Oracles provide a direct connection to the divine. Here we see His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche paying his respects to Dorje Shugden, who had taken trance of the 7th Panglung Kuten in Kechara Forest Retreat.

Oracles provide a direct connection to the divine. Here we see His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche paying his respects to Dorje Shugden, who has taken trance in the 7th Panglung Kuten in Kechara Forest Retreat.

His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche has a very close and special connection with the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. This is exemplified by his closeness to Dorje Shugden when in trance of various oracles. In the videos below we see examples of such closeness.

In 2015, Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia was blessed to receive and host the 7th Panglung Kuten. The oracle came to engage in various prayers and rituals for the growth of Kechara and the Dharma in general, as directed by the advice of Dorje Shugden. It was during this visit that Dorje Shugden took trance in front of over 700 people gathered to seek his blessings.

 

Dorje Shugden Oracle taking trance in Kechara Forest Retreat (21 June 2015)

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In the video above, you can see the close relationship between His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche and Dorje Shugden in their body language and the respectful manner in which they communicate with each other.

 

Tsem Rinpoche and Oracles

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The video above shows Tsem Rinpoche’s closeness to Dorje Shugden through three separate oracles, two of whom took spontaneous trance and greeted Tsem Rinpoche as close friends would. 

The first is the Sera Oracle. When Tsem Rinpoche was visiting Tibet, it came to be known that he was in Lhasa. The Sera Monastery oracle-in-training, the changtso (liaison) of His Eminence Denma Gonsa Rinpoche and a few other monks arrived to have an audience with Tsem Rinpoche. It was during this audience that Dorje Shugden suddenly entered the oracle-in-training. During the trance, Dorje Shugden requested Tsem Rinpoche to bless the oracle, in particular to bless his speech because the oracle, at that point, had not yet manifested the ability to speak while in trance.

The second is of a monk from Nyemo Gyelche Monastery. During an impromptu and unplanned visit to the monastery, Tsem Rinpoche was greeted by a monk who took spontaneous trance of Dorje Shugden. Once again, this event marks the incredibly warm and loving relationship that Tsem Rinpoche and Dorje Shugden share.

 

Other Tibetan Buddhist Oracles

Dorje Shugden is not the only Protector who takes trance of qualified oracles, as the tradition pervades not only the religious sphere of Tibetan culture but politics as well. Here are some examples of other notable oracles in the Tibetan community.

 

Nechung Oracle

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The Nechung Oracle is the primary state oracle of Tibet and takes trance of Dorje Drakden, the speech emanation of Pehar Gyalpo or Nechung. Pehar Gyalpo is a powerful spirit with origins in Persia, who came to Tibet with traders along the ancient Silk Road. Having been oath-bound by Padmasambhava, also known as Guru Rinpoche, he came to serve the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government.

Over the centuries, Nechung’s primary role has been developed to give advice to the Tibetan government. In the modern day and age however, many argue that the Tibetan government in-exile should no longer rely on advice from the deity, but rather on more democratic principles.

Many Tibetans also claim that the oracle no longer takes trance of Dorje Drakden, but of a malicious spirit who arose to cause discord within the Tibetan government and destroy them from within. Named Nyatrul, he was a human in his previous life who was falsely implicated, brutally tortured and killed by the Tibetan government in pre-1959 Tibet. Overwhelmed with thoughts of revenge at the time of his traumatic death, he arose as a raging spirit, hell-bent on the demise of the Tibetan government.

 

Gadong Oracle

The Gadong Oracle is the second highest of the Tibetan state oracles and facilitates the trance of Shin Ja Chen, the qualities emanation of Pehar Gyalpo. Like the Nechung Oracle, the Gadong Oracle is important in the political sphere of Tibetan culture.

Whilst the Nechung Oracles are monks, the Gadong lineage of oracles are laymen, and the ability to take trance of Shin Ja Chen as well as the position is hereditary, passing from father to son. Interestingly, the last Gadong Oracle never spoke while in trance of Shin Ja Chen. As such Shin Ja Chen did not manifest his ability to help guide the Tibetan people and their leadership.

 

Lamo Tsangpa Oracle

The third of Tibet’s state oracles is Lamo Tsangpa, who takes trance of Tsangpa Karpo, also known as White Brahma, the peaceful manifestation of Setrap Chen. Like the Gadong Oracle, the lineage of this oracular tradition is hereditary and similarly, the previous Lamo Tsangpa Oracle was not known to speak in trance. Up until today, Tsangpa Karpo has not yet decided to manifest his oracle from among the previous oracle’s sons.

 

Tenma Oracle

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This female oracle takes trance of the goddess Tenma and her 11 sisters. In recent times, she has been afforded a close relationship with the Dalai Lama due to her authentic trances. Though not a state oracle, she can often be seen at all events in which the state oracles are invoked, where rites for the invocation of Tenma are also performed.

 

Dorje Yudronma Oracle

The sacred oracle of Dorje Yudronma taking spontaneous trance

The sacred oracle of Dorje Yudronma taking spontaneous trance

This oracle took trance of the protective goddess of Gyutö Tantric College, Dorje Yudronma, and was well known for her ability to heal the sick. Rather than a state oracle, she served the community, healing and blessing many, and was beloved by all for her ability to take authentic trance of the goddess. Sadly, she has since passed away.

 

Gyalchen Karma Trinley Oracle

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This oracle takes trance of the worldly deity Gyalchen Karma Trinley. He is invoked within the Nyingma tradition and has even taken trance at Sera Jey Monastery where he made offerings to the Three Jewels, high lamas and the assembled Sangha.

 

Conclusion

The phenomena of oracles, as we have seen, has been part and parcel of human existence since the earliest records. From the ancient civilisations of the West to the mystical traditions of the East, oracles have played a major part in the lives of people throughout history. Though many have forgotten this history which has been lost to the sands of time, the importance of oracles in shaping human culture and thought cannot be underestimated.

Even within Tibetan Buddhism, practitioners of all sects have relied on oracles and the tradition continues to live on to provide sincere people the necessary communion with the divine, and the ability to receive blessings, healing and advice on the spiritual path. The phenomena of oracles brings the intangible realm of the divine into our ordinary lives, filling us with a sense of renewed strength on the journey to Enlightenment.
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  1. Stella Cheang on Jan 11, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    The reliance on divine power and yearning for supernatural favour have never ceased in human history since the beginning of time. Therefore, the tradition of Oracles taking trance of deities, gods and spirits is ancient and existed in many cultures. As the process of invoking the unseen with supernatural power through the form of trance by the Oracle as a medium has slowly became a rare science, we are lucky that we have the opportunity to be in the presence of Panglung Kuten taking trance of enlightened protector, Dorje Shugden and his ministers, that took place in Kechara Forest Retreat. Through this trance, Dorje Shugden was able to give blessings and prophecies to everyone who otherwise would not have the merits to meet the holy enlightened being. Thank you for this sharing.

  2. Jacinta on Jan 9, 2018 at 2:57 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    I love the way on how this article has been put in a way to show that historically, oracles was not an unknown phenomena. In fact, oracles have been integrated in as part of cultural or spiritually. Later on, thank you for letting us in-depth on how Dorje Shugden oracles are being trained in particular and the different oracles that have been in existence. I wonder why some oracles are not known to speak nowadays and looks like only Dorje Shugden oracles are here to stay. Although I do not particularly like the ideas of speaking to oracles (largely due to its authenticity and the fact that I couldn’t even differentiate them among gods or spirits in particular) but it does serve in a way to communicate with higher beings. With this practice, it can help to increase the faith of many whom prefers miracles or spontaneous help from enlightened beings and got them into Dharma path later. For me, I prefer logic and understanding. There’s one point that I am trying to understand in particular where I know that karma is not fixed and hence we can change the course of our direction in life by applying Dharma practices or principles. But then, how come predictions can come to pass when we can change it at any point of time by applying Dharma? In understand that Karma is not fixed and yet can predict it so precisely? Sorry for this silly question but it keeps “hovering” in my head and I do need sometime to grasp this.

    Thank you Rinpoche.

  3. Callista on Jan 8, 2018 at 11:32 pm

    Historically, in Western and Eastern cultures oracles do exist to assist in secular, health, wealth and other matters.

    To be an oracle, it has to go through stringent training as well as strict vegetarian diet.
    What’s more important is there are few oracles that has been authorized and trained by HH Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, HH Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche,HH Kyabje Ling Rinpoche and HH Kyabje Zong Rinpoche which practices Dorje Shugden.
    As mentioned in this article, out of his enlightened compassion, Dorje Shugden has many oracles in which he takes trance to aid practitioners. Many of these oracles are famous for their flawless trances, during which their bodies facilitate Dorje Shugden to give clear advice, bestow blessings, and perform miraculous works.

    As explained in the article, how can Lord Dorje Shugden is a spirit?

  4. Joy Kam on Jan 7, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    My first time meeting an oracle was in my teens when I followed my aunt to a house that has a medium who claimed she was taking trance of the Goddess of Mercy or popularly known as Kuan Yin in Chinese, Chenrezig in Tibetan. It was not very impressive because at that time I was a sceptic and I question the authenticity of the medium trance.

    Then when I entered Buddhism I was taught by Rinpoche the difference between Dharma Protectors who are enlightened and not enlightened and those who are authentic or not. Basically, what I learnt was that if they are unenlightened, and not recognised by a qualified Guru, there is a huge possibility these so-called “Gods” that are entering the medium is authentic as no one can verify. I also learnt that true enlightened good protectors who enter a qualified Oracle do it from a whole entire different motivation — usually it is to benefit others and they do not expect any monetary benefit or offerings of a big feast in return, and they usually give you advise that sometimes may not always be what the receiver expects but what is best for the receiver in the long run. Bottom line was, if it is not an enlightened Dharma Protector entering a qualified Oracle, it is best we stay away and not ask them for any favours, because these favours need to be returned and paid back and if you do not, the unenlightened Gods can get angry and get you back, simply because they are unenlightened.

    This is truly an interesting subject and anyone interested in Oracles or wish to know more about the unknown mystical of oracles should have a good read. Very informative.
    Thank you Rinpoche.

  5. Anne Ong on Jan 5, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    Great write up about phenomena of oracles. My family and I didn’t know Buddhism also takes trance until we saw Chorji-la took trance of Dorje Shugden and Kache Marpo in Kechara Forest Retreat. Thank you Rinpoche and blog team for this great write up.🙏

  6. Alice Tay on Jan 2, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    3 years ago, we are very blessed and fortunate as able to connect with Dorje Shugden when Dorje Shugden took trance in the Venerable 7th Panglung Kuten in KFR. About 700 people attended and received the blessings from Dorje Shugden and also dharma teachings and advice from Dorje Shugden about the mind transformation, believe in Buddha and karma, develop a good mind and remember the kindness of others. Whatever advice given by Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden is always rooted in Dharma and he never talked about harming others or asked us to do negative actions. All these showed that Dorje Shugden’s mind is Manjushri.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this interesting post about the oracles and how the oracles can help the people by giving prophecy and advice to them.

  7. yin ping on Jan 2, 2018 at 3:50 am

    History has shown that human were relying on oracles in different traditions centuries ago. Through oracle, devotees were able to seek advices and predictions for varies issues and problems from the divine.

    In Tibetan Buddhism, oracle plays an important role in both political and spiritual. Oracles themselves are highly blessed because they offered their physical body as a vehicle for the Dharma Protector to give advices and perform healings. For enlightened Dharma Protector such as Dorje Shugden can bestow dharma teachings through oracle.

    It is fascinating to know how much training needed to be a qualified oracle. Candidates are to go through a series of retreats prescribed by qualified Guru to prepare the psychic channels for trance. Retreats are meant for purifying negative karma by doing mantra recitations combined with visualization. The Guru will also summons the oracle-in-training to perform chabtrul ritual to purify the trainee’s chakras and psychic channels and invoke Dorje Shugden or entourage enters to further purify and unblock the trainee’s psychic channels. The trainee will continue receive blessing, advises, and guidance from the compassion Guru until he/she become a fully qualifies oracle.

  8. Datuk May on Jan 1, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    If we are to check out among us, human beings, many will definitely affirm that they have experienced or seen GHOSTS or SPIRITS. Hardly anyone of us would have seen the enlightened beings such as the Buddhas. Some of us may have dreamt of seeing “Buddhas” and “Gods” but physically seeing is something I have not heard of.

    Due to the compassion of the Enlightened Buddhas, oracles exist so that we can feel and experience the presence of Buddhas.

    Such is the case for us, students of H.E the 25th Tsem Rinpoche, to have experienced Dorje Shugden through the 7th Panglung Kuten on 21 June 2015. Dorje Shugden gave all 700 of us a beautiful Dharma teaching.

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    Saturday, Jan 20. 2018 12:40 PM
    Religion is the results of our practise. We choose a religion due to the blessings that led us on to the right path. The path is filled with Dharma that we apply in order for a complete turnabout of our attitude and the way we see things to happen. This would mean whatever that irks us, will no longer have an effect on us. The beauty of applying the Dharma and treating the Dharma as personal advice for us, help us to clear the irk worms that have been bred out of control before we meet the Dharma. These worms are vicious, vindictive, harmful, envious, arrogant, greedy, furious, ignorant, doubtful, and etc. that are bred by the negative thoughts, experiences and perceptions we had for as long as we live. The mind is so used to them to the point to believe that the (our) reality is pure negative.

    When we come to the Dharma, having given the knowledge and guidance by our compassionate and kind Guru who finds ways to help us with our transformation, to constantly give love and care while exposing our irk worms skilfully and creatively, we should be grateful and appreciative the kindness by transforming our mind. We might not like the methods the Guru use, but we can be assured that the motivation behind is of the purest and highest for our ultimate enlightenment. The Guru’s ‘job’ is to help us to liberate us from ourselves – the self that never existed but overwhelmingly coated with irk worms.

    When we have the blessings to meet the Dharma that is skillfully presented to us by our Guru, the moment we step into the Guru’s mandala, he or she is already paving the path for irk worms’ exposition in order for us to heal from our delusional mind. It is, therefore, our matter to deal with when we are irked. Instead of spending all energies into defending and justifying, we internalized the Dharma and cooperate with our Guru to cleanse the irk worms from our mind permanently.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jan 20. 2018 11:14 AM
    Unbelievable facts ……..which I did not know till I read this post except every time you sneeze your heart stops a second and all babies are colour-blind when they are born. I read it from medical journal. Many of those facts are new and first time learning…..to name a few….. the lighter was invented before the match, in space, astronauts cannot cry because there is no gravity and hummingbirds are the only creatures that can fly backwards. Sound unbelievable and amazing.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jan 20. 2018 11:12 AM
    Interesting…….any thing related to unseen being stories , historical sites and discoveries I always enjoyed reading and to know. Came across this post and I do enjoyed reading. The sea can be a haunted place, too. There have been dozens of ghost ships spotted floating around the sea could not imagined that. Vessel with no living crew aboard with things intact, and it may be a ghostly vessel and scary. Stories about ghost ships, vanishing into thin air or mysterious vessels found sailing the oceans with no one aboard.
    The mystery of the Arctic ghost ship Baychimo which abandoned 1914 cargo vessel and drifted for decades found after about 40 years ….really buffed me. All these mysterious ships are fantasized and fearsome . Some of these haunted ships continue to provoke speculation and fearful anticipation even till now.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these interesting post.

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    Saturday, Jan 20. 2018 11:07 AM
    Wow ……beautiful poem by Maching Labdron.
    She was believed to be an Mind Stream emanation (tulku) of Yeshe Tsogyal, as well as “an emanation of the ‘Great Mother of Wisdom. She was well thought of as a Tibetan tantric Buddhist practitioner, teacher and yogini. Machig had been an Indian yogi in her previous life. Very inspiring and beautiful filled with wisdom, worthy words to remind us all.
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    Poor Angel dog chained to the wall ………so inhuman and cruel to let the suffering dog to die in such a manner. Not only that Angie was abandoned in the first place and she was starve to death. Why can’ nt the former owner just leave Angie alone. Sad to see Angie condition, skinny and suffering in pain before dying.
    The authority concerned must stop this cruelty from happening and put a heavy fine if caught the culprit who did it. Do not hurt them , care and love them or at least put them in a home. Do hope more will people speak up against animal cruelty and bring awareness around.
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  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jan 19. 2018 12:44 PM
    Wonderful new …..FBI doing something which many people have not seen before. They are trying stop more serious crime happening by taking action to make animal cruelty an offence. People who cause harm to animals will be prosecuted like homicide, arson and assault . Several FBI studies show that serial killers start their lives as sociopaths by torturing or killing pets and later turns aggressive and violence against people later in life if it goes unchecked.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/guess-what-the-fbi-is-doing-now.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jan 19. 2018 12:43 PM
    Beautiful poems to ponder and meaningful full of wisdom. A reminder for us to be kind, caring and compassionate to all sentient beings. Encourage us to free all beings from pain and suffering.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/by-chatral-rinpoche.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Friday, Jan 19. 2018 12:25 PM
    Nice! Doggos are capable of performing tricks and some of the tricks proved to be useful as a housemate! lol. No wonder many people have no regrets to have a furry housemates to keep them company.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/jesse-the-dog-jessie-the-housemate.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Friday, Jan 19. 2018 12:14 PM
    Amazing to watch Chaser who is capable of identifying objects based on their given names and understand instructions well. Given proper coaching, time and love, animals are capable to reach their potential and display some level of intellectual. Thank you for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/chaser-the-canine-einstein.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Thursday, Jan 18. 2018 03:51 PM
    Wow! Thank you for this excellent recipe for a chemical free repellent that is suitable for living near the forest! I would certainly try my hands on making it! Thank you for sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/home-made-mosquito-repellent.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Thursday, Jan 18. 2018 03:38 PM
    It is very touching to see birds capable of emotions and feelings that we thought only humans and mammals are capable of. I felt that the mourning is a powerful display of the understanding of loss, which is very rare. I hope the lovebirds will find each other in their next life. Thank you for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/sold-out.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 18. 2018 12:40 PM
    Like what Rinpoche said …….(There is no right and wrong religion for you to personally follow…) Different religions and faith teachings are all the same having the same aim. To be kind ,helpful, compassion ,not to harm in any way and to do good . Whatever religion we practice as long we are comfortable and feels it can helps to transform our mind to be a better person. It is very important to have harmony and respect amongst the different religions and their practitioners. As long we have better understanding, enhance tolerance and build acceptance in each other different religious beliefs.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/videos/changing-beliefs.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 18. 2018 12:39 PM
    Yin yang is a complex concept in Chinese culture that has developed over thousands of years. They have been applying the concept of yin and yang in their daily lives. Taoists believe that the path to wisdom and happiness involves emptying the mind and settling into a deep stillness. What I understand from those beautiful words is learning to let go, while staying detached and behaving simply. We will see our effectiveness grow , do not glorify ourselves and always display ourselves in a humble manner.
    Thank you Rinpoche for these great words of wisdom

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/taoist-wisdom-2.html#comment-769545
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 18. 2018 12:38 PM
    Power and powerful positions have most often been associated with male as opposed to female gender. But now more and more female are in positions of power. Across the world more female are working than ever before, and are very successful holding the top post. In Kechara itself is so blessed with many powerful female energy.
    Thank you, Rinpoche for sharing .

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/volcani-female-energy.html#comment-769538
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\"Bhagavani, source of all wonders, Vasudhara, Goddess of splendour and fortune, bestower of auspicious mental desires; homage to the Goddess Wish-fulfilling Wheel.\" (Sakya liturgical verse).
1 week ago
"Bhagavani, source of all wonders, Vasudhara, Goddess of splendour and fortune, bestower of auspicious mental desires; homage to the Goddess Wish-fulfilling Wheel." (Sakya liturgical verse).
Beautiful and sacred Vajra Yogini in Pharping, Nepal. The caretaker said it was owned by the Great Marpa the translator who was the guru of Milarepa. Wow.
1 week ago
Beautiful and sacred Vajra Yogini in Pharping, Nepal. The caretaker said it was owned by the Great Marpa the translator who was the guru of Milarepa. Wow.
In the Lankavatara Sutra, Lord Buddha says: \"For innumerable reasons, the Bodhisattva, whose nature is compassion, is not to  any meat. Thus Mahamati, whenever there is the evolution of living beings, let people cherish the thought of kinship with them, and thinking that all beings are [to be loved as if they were] and only child, let them refrain from eating meat.  Mahamati, meat is not eaten by anybody for any reason, there will be no destroyer of life. Thus, Mahamati, meat-eating I have not permitted to anyone, I do not permit, I will not permit.\"
1 week ago
In the Lankavatara Sutra, Lord Buddha says: "For innumerable reasons, the Bodhisattva, whose nature is compassion, is not to any meat. Thus Mahamati, whenever there is the evolution of living beings, let people cherish the thought of kinship with them, and thinking that all beings are [to be loved as if they were] and only child, let them refrain from eating meat. Mahamati, meat is not eaten by anybody for any reason, there will be no destroyer of life. Thus, Mahamati, meat-eating I have not permitted to anyone, I do not permit, I will not permit."
At times I have to be a trendsetter in spirituality as opposed to just being a follower and that is why I take chances and try. I may not be liked always for it, but I have to do it. In this way I have been introducing Dorje Shugden to the world. I know Shugden is good and will help so many and that is why I do it.
1 week ago
At times I have to be a trendsetter in spirituality as opposed to just being a follower and that is why I take chances and try. I may not be liked always for it, but I have to do it. In this way I have been introducing Dorje Shugden to the world. I know Shugden is good and will help so many and that is why I do it.
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it\'s right and will benefit people at the cost of your own reputation. That\'s how I feel when I share Dorje Shugden\'s practice with the world.
1 week ago
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it's right and will benefit people at the cost of your own reputation. That's how I feel when I share Dorje Shugden's practice with the world.
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it\'s right and you are true to yourself.
1 week ago
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it's right and you are true to yourself.
At times I have to be a trendsetter in spirituality as opposed to just being a follower and that is why I take chances and try. I may not be liked always for it, but I have to do it. In this way I have been introducing Dorje Shugden to the world. I know Shugden is good and will help so many and that is why I do it.
1 week ago
At times I have to be a trendsetter in spirituality as opposed to just being a follower and that is why I take chances and try. I may not be liked always for it, but I have to do it. In this way I have been introducing Dorje Shugden to the world. I know Shugden is good and will help so many and that is why I do it.
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it\'s right and you are true to yourself.
1 week ago
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it's right and you are true to yourself.
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it\'s right and will benefit people at the cost of your own reputation. That\'s how I feel when I share Dorje Shugden\'s practice with the world.
1 week ago
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it's right and will benefit people at the cost of your own reputation. That's how I feel when I share Dorje Shugden's practice with the world.
Beautiful Buddha built in Sarnath, India. Sarnath was the place where Lord Buddha first starting teaching the sacred Dharma. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
Beautiful Buddha built in Sarnath, India. Sarnath was the place where Lord Buddha first starting teaching the sacred Dharma. Tsem Rinpoche
 This is so good. I need to remember this and not allow people to do this to me anymore. Being kind is one thing, but when they are doing it and it harms, it is not a matter of kindness anymore but taking advantage.
1 month ago
This is so good. I need to remember this and not allow people to do this to me anymore. Being kind is one thing, but when they are doing it and it harms, it is not a matter of kindness anymore but taking advantage.
Incredible Lama Thubten Phurbu and His Activities - http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=150927
2 months ago
Incredible Lama Thubten Phurbu and His Activities - http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=150927
Huffington Post has just released their SECOND EXPOSÉ of the Dorje Shugden issue. You can read about it here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=151328
2 months ago
Huffington Post has just released their SECOND EXPOSÉ of the Dorje Shugden issue. You can read about it here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=151328
Please read what Kyabje Trijang Choktrul Rinpoche says about people\'s religion.
2 months ago
Please read what Kyabje Trijang Choktrul Rinpoche says about people's religion.
A gorgeous Dorje Shugden painted in traditional art style of China. Chinese art has flourished for over 5,000 years and highly sought after. This form of Dorje Shugden is sitting on a seat as you see painted in his chapel (Trode Khangsar) in Lhasa, Tibet. Dorje Shugden can be on a seat or Lion.  More downloads here.  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
2 months ago
A gorgeous Dorje Shugden painted in traditional art style of China. Chinese art has flourished for over 5,000 years and highly sought after. This form of Dorje Shugden is sitting on a seat as you see painted in his chapel (Trode Khangsar) in Lhasa, Tibet. Dorje Shugden can be on a seat or Lion. More downloads here. http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
Dear friends, The Dorje Shugden oracle of Gaden Shartse Monastery was authorized and blessed by both Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. He was a favorite among high lamas for his smooth trances and clear prophecies. This video is a one-of-a-kind where you see the Choyang Dulzin Kuten oracle take trance of the peaceful form of Dorje Shugden wearing the robes of a high lama giving teachings, blessings and transmissions. Very sacred and rare video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pawS1TMOe8k
2 months ago
Dear friends, The Dorje Shugden oracle of Gaden Shartse Monastery was authorized and blessed by both Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. He was a favorite among high lamas for his smooth trances and clear prophecies. This video is a one-of-a-kind where you see the Choyang Dulzin Kuten oracle take trance of the peaceful form of Dorje Shugden wearing the robes of a high lama giving teachings, blessings and transmissions. Very sacred and rare video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pawS1TMOe8k
Beautiful contemporary art piece of Dorje Shugden for free high res download here:  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
2 months ago
Beautiful contemporary art piece of Dorje Shugden for free high res download here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
The Huffington Post extensively covers the Dorje Shugden issue. I had no idea that this article was being written. I was not contacted, not asked for an interview or asked for any comments, and then it was published and my students alerted me to it. So it was a very, very pleasant and encouraging surprise to read such balanced coverage from such a reputable news website. You can read it here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=149806
2 months ago
The Huffington Post extensively covers the Dorje Shugden issue. I had no idea that this article was being written. I was not contacted, not asked for an interview or asked for any comments, and then it was published and my students alerted me to it. So it was a very, very pleasant and encouraging surprise to read such balanced coverage from such a reputable news website. You can read it here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=149806
དེ་རིང་ང་ཁྱེད་རང་ཚོ་མཉམ་དུ་བོད་མིའི་ཆབ་སྲིད་ནང་གི་བློ་མགུ་ནུས་པའི་མངོན་འགྱུར་ཞིག་ཞུའི་ཡིན། གང་དག་བོད་པའི་སྤྱི་ཚོགས་ནང་ཆོས་ལུགས་ཁྱད་པར། དབྱེ་འབྱེད། ཕྱོགས་རིས་ཐོག་ལ་གང་འདྲ་སྟངས་འཛིན་བྱེད་དགོས་ཀྱི་སྐོར་ངེས་གཏན་སྣུན་ཤུགས་བྱེད་ཐུབ། http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/tibetan-mp-tenpa-yarphel-speaks-up-against-nechung-tibetan.html
2 months ago
དེ་རིང་ང་ཁྱེད་རང་ཚོ་མཉམ་དུ་བོད་མིའི་ཆབ་སྲིད་ནང་གི་བློ་མགུ་ནུས་པའི་མངོན་འགྱུར་ཞིག་ཞུའི་ཡིན། གང་དག་བོད་པའི་སྤྱི་ཚོགས་ནང་ཆོས་ལུགས་ཁྱད་པར། དབྱེ་འབྱེད། ཕྱོགས་རིས་ཐོག་ལ་གང་འདྲ་སྟངས་འཛིན་བྱེད་དགོས་ཀྱི་སྐོར་ངེས་གཏན་སྣུན་ཤུགས་བྱེད་ཐུབ། http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/tibetan-mp-tenpa-yarphel-speaks-up-against-nechung-tibetan.html
བོད་པའི་དབུ་ཁྲིད་ཚོའི་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་བསྟེན་མཁན་ཚོར་མ་ཉེས་ཁ་ཡོག་གི་བརྙན་ཕྲིན་གསར་པ། http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/tibetan-leaderships-new-anti-shugden-video-tibetan.html
2 months ago
བོད་པའི་དབུ་ཁྲིད་ཚོའི་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་བསྟེན་མཁན་ཚོར་མ་ཉེས་ཁ་ཡོག་གི་བརྙན་ཕྲིན་གསར་པ། http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/tibetan-leaderships-new-anti-shugden-video-tibetan.html
(Drepung) Dear friends, In the effort to be creative about something as holy and beneficial as Dorje Shugden, we\'ve come out with these new and realistic depictions. One is Dorje Shugden visiting the Potala Palace and the other is Dorje Shugden arising from Drepung Monastery where he lived in Zimkhang Gangma Ladrang as a high lama. Please enjoy and be blessed. Sincerely, Tsem Rinpoche (High resolution downloads: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html )
2 months ago
(Drepung) Dear friends, In the effort to be creative about something as holy and beneficial as Dorje Shugden, we've come out with these new and realistic depictions. One is Dorje Shugden visiting the Potala Palace and the other is Dorje Shugden arising from Drepung Monastery where he lived in Zimkhang Gangma Ladrang as a high lama. Please enjoy and be blessed. Sincerely, Tsem Rinpoche (High resolution downloads: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html )
Dear friends, In the effort to be creative about something as holy and beneficial as Dorje Shugden, we\'ve come out with these new and realistic depictions. One is Dorje Shugden visiting the Potala Palace and the other is Dorje Shugden arising from Drepung Monastery where he lived in Zimkhang Gangma Ladrang as a high lama. Please enjoy and be blessed. Sincerely, Tsem Rinpoche (High resolution downloads: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html )
2 months ago
Dear friends, In the effort to be creative about something as holy and beneficial as Dorje Shugden, we've come out with these new and realistic depictions. One is Dorje Shugden visiting the Potala Palace and the other is Dorje Shugden arising from Drepung Monastery where he lived in Zimkhang Gangma Ladrang as a high lama. Please enjoy and be blessed. Sincerely, Tsem Rinpoche (High resolution downloads: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html )
I had this painting commissioned. Please read more here on this great master-
 http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=146195
3 months ago
I had this painting commissioned. Please read more here on this great master- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=146195
How can all the high lamas of Tibet and all the protectors not be able to defeat Dorje Shugden? This is food for thought: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Bj0254UG-Y
3 months ago
How can all the high lamas of Tibet and all the protectors not be able to defeat Dorje Shugden? This is food for thought: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Bj0254UG-Y
致全世界的华人:这是我一份小小的心意:一幅富有古中国传统艺术的作品。希望你们会喜欢! http://bit.ly/2zLOjnK
3 months ago
致全世界的华人:这是我一份小小的心意:一幅富有古中国传统艺术的作品。希望你们会喜欢! http://bit.ly/2zLOjnK
“One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.”

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

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

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

Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche 
Read more on His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche: http://bit.ly/1PlaNNS
3 months ago
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Beng Kooi meeting with the scholar and teacher Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen lak. Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen has been very active and you can see his youtubes in Tibetan speaking about the benefits of Dorje Shugden practice. He is a direct student of Trijang Rinpoche and Zong Rinpoche.
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Beng Kooi meeting with the scholar and teacher Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen lak. Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen has been very active and you can see his youtubes in Tibetan speaking about the benefits of Dorje Shugden practice. He is a direct student of Trijang Rinpoche and Zong Rinpoche.
Martin meeting with Gen Tashi. Gen Tashi is a very devoted and committed activist of Dorje Shugden\'s cause. He is tireless in speaking for the truth. They enjoyed sharing some time together.
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Martin meeting with Gen Tashi. Gen Tashi is a very devoted and committed activist of Dorje Shugden's cause. He is tireless in speaking for the truth. They enjoyed sharing some time together.
Martin meeting with the well known strong and devoted Dorje Shugden activist and scholar Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen lak. Geshe lak was very happy to meet Martin and shared so much wonderful information. Beautiful meeting.
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Martin meeting with the well known strong and devoted Dorje Shugden activist and scholar Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen lak. Geshe lak was very happy to meet Martin and shared so much wonderful information. Beautiful meeting.
Beng Kooi meeting with friend and strong and devoted Dorje Shugden activist Gen Tashi
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Beng Kooi meeting with friend and strong and devoted Dorje Shugden activist Gen Tashi
Another stunning digital print art of Dorje Shugden from an artist in Peru. Tsem Rinpoche
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Another stunning digital print art of Dorje Shugden from an artist in Peru. Tsem Rinpoche
This beautiful Dorje Shugden is from an artist in the Ukraine. Tsem Rinpoche
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This beautiful Dorje Shugden is from an artist in the Ukraine. Tsem Rinpoche
Please never get tired of speaking for those who do not have a voice. If we can alleviate their pain or try our best, why not? Thank you all so much. Tsem Rinpoche
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Please never get tired of speaking for those who do not have a voice. If we can alleviate their pain or try our best, why not? Thank you all so much. Tsem Rinpoche
Pastor Antoinette of Kechara arranged a Malaysian artist to paint this special Dorje Shugden painting conceptualized by myself. She oversaw the process and completed it. Wonderful beautiful Dorje Shugden Malaysian style by Malaysian artist. Tsem Rinpoche
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Pastor Antoinette of Kechara arranged a Malaysian artist to paint this special Dorje Shugden painting conceptualized by myself. She oversaw the process and completed it. Wonderful beautiful Dorje Shugden Malaysian style by Malaysian artist. Tsem Rinpoche
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