TRANSCRIPT – Lama Tsongkhapa (24th July 2008)

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Lama Tsongkhapa has written voluminous, tremendous amount of work and it is still existing today. And the reason why so many people have faith in Lama Tsongkhapa is not because the Tibetans say that he is the Buddha, it is because of his works, his writings, his teachings and the results people have by practicing his teachings. Then they have faith in Tsongkhapa.

Like that, we have faith in the branding company when we see a client become famous. Similarly, because Gaden exists and so many great masters, Sera, Drepung, Gyuto, Gyume, Namgyal, Dalai Lama, Panchen Lama, Trijang Rinpoche, Zong Rinpoche, etc exist solely because of Lord Tsongkhapa, because they are so great… Imagine the Dalai Lama, the way he is today, how he is one of the greatest statesmen in the world. He can teach Dharma, he can become your level, he is scientific, he is intelligent, he can filter into any society. If Dalai Lama is like that, imagine his Guru Tsongkhapa, how he must have been. So when you meditate on these points, faith in Lord Tsongkhapa becomes stronger and stronger.

Not simply because the Tibetans say he is the Buddha and then he is the Buddha and then you must believe. So, in the beginning you believe, you like the personality of the teacher. The teacher speaks well, but after a while you lose confidence and faith in the teacher. Why? Because it is blind faith. Blind faith. So if you meditate on Gaden, you meditate how it spanned for six hundred years and kept the Dharma alive for six hundred years. Even when Tibet fell, Gaden still kept Dharma alive. That is over fifteen thousand scholars and masters, monks and Geshes and reincarnated Lamas. All that because of Lama Tsongkhapa. So when we meditate on that, we should have no doubts in practicing Dharma, we should have no doubts in Lama Tsongkhapa. And how fortunate for us to meet Lama Tsongkhapa’s tradition.

And if we have faith and confidence and respect for our own teacher, that itself arises from Lama Tsongkhapa again. So everything, even us being together, even us having a purpose in life, even us doing something worth while, even us having more confidence that when we die, things will become better is because of Lama Tsongkhapa’s kindness right now. Even some of us in this room transforming, thinking about transforming or considering transforming or have transformed is due to Lama Tsongkhapa’s kindness at this moment. Everything arises from Lord Tsongkhapa for us in our lives.

So if we think about it that way, you should be very proud, you should be very, very fortunate and think how meritorious you are to be a Liaison of Lama Tsongkhapa and if you think otherwise you should meditate on these points again in more detail. Then whatever you see, whatever you hear, negative or positive doesn’t affect you. So when we have complete confidence in the Three Jewels, Lord Tsongkhapa, Dharma and the Sangha by virtue of their work, by virtue of their result, by virtue of what we see right in front of us, this is the direct kindness of them.

Whatever we experience will not depress us, bring us down, bring us up… we will work consistently for the Dharma. Having faith that is consistent, based on knowledge is an attainment. One of the highest attainments. That confidence comes from within as you have meditated on the kindness of Lama Tsongkhapa. And when you have meditated on the kindness of Lama Tsongkhapa in your individual lives directly, it’s not like saying god bless you. It’s much deeper, then you will gain strength from inside. Nothing disappoints you. Nothing makes you sad.

One of the great works that Lama Tsongkhapa wrote was on the Six Yogas of Naropa. The Six Yogas of Naropa are teachings given by the Mahasiddha Naropa, which is the originator of our Vajrayogini lineage. Naropa had direct visions of Vajrayogini from his Guru, Tilopa, and he practiced and he had visions within six months. Why? Because for twelve years he practiced with his Guru and he surrendered his ego completely. Before he even met his Guru, he realized the senselessness of his life and he developed faith in a Guru completely, not because of the Guru. When he met his Guru, he committed to his Guru one hundred percent and trained for twelve intense years and I am talking about intense. When he himself had vision of Vajrayogini, Vajrayogini appeared in the form that we pray and practice now. And when he practiced this form of Vajrayogini, he gave it to his disciple and his disciple and his disciple unbroken until now, to us. And within Vajrayogini’s practice and Heruka’s practice is the special more, even more secret practice, that is even more not told, which is called the Six Yogas of Naropa. And those are very special for developing psychic powers.

Within those, Lama Tsongkhapa has mastered all of that. He has mastered it completely. Lama Tsongkhapa had to show that power in him although he was reluctant to at certain times. So people thought that Lama Tsongkhapa was a scholar, that he just wrote books and he was great like a Chinese scholar. So in this book called the Six Yogas of Naropa, I have been going through these few days, written by Tsongkhapa, translated by the great late Lama Yeshe.

In the western academic world, the common interpretation is that Lama Tsongkhapa was just a philosopher. Western academics do not seem to recognize him as a great yogi, a great Tantric practitioner, a Mahasiddha. Actually Lama Tsongkhapa taught and wrote more on Tantra than on Sutra. But because he did not publicly show his Mahasiddha aspect, westerners had the impression that he was merely an intellectual. Some people think that Gelugpas, the followers of Lama Tsongkhapa do not practice non-conceptual meditation. Non-conceptual meditation is meditation that is not based on the text, is based on more abstract things such as the Six Yogas of Naropa.

They think that the other traditions of Tibetan Buddhism meditate in this way but Lama Tsongkhapa negated non-conceptual meditation and taught only intellectual analytical meditation. This is not true. Lama Tsongkhapa was already a great meditator while still a teenager. From then on, he did not experience ordinary sickness. When he had a small health problem, he would cure himself. Also if a flood or avalanche was about to happen, he would say a prayer and disaster would be averted.

If you read Lama Tsongkhapa’s biography, you would think that he was a great Mahasiddha. The Monlam Chenmo, (Monlam means prayer, Chenmo means great prayer festival, Lo is year, Sar is new – new year), the great prayer festival celebrated in Lhasa for two weeks after the Tibetan new year was started by Lama Tsongkhapa. The monks, nuns and lay people all, of all traditions of Tibetan Buddhism came together to make offerings including thousands of butter lamps, to say prayers. The two weeks, instead of going Gong Xi Fa Chai to everybody’s house, they would get together and make tremendous offerings, prostrations, retreats, see their Gurus, go take care of the Sangha. And many people would look for Sangha to sponsor. Why? To collect merit. So during the great prayer festival, people would do virtuous activities. Why? Because it was the beginning of the year and the finish of the old year. It’s more about starting a new year by Dharma, finishing the new year by Dharma. So that was started by the great Lama Tsongkhapa. And that is still happening now.

One day during the first festival, the many thousands of butterlamps in the temple became one huge massive flames. The fire was soon out of control. Terrified that the temple might burn down, people ran to Lama Tsongkhapa for help. He sat down, went into deep meditation and suddenly all the flames were extinguished as if it was blown out by one gust of wind. This was recorded down during his life. That’s why I said, these kind of powers that Lama Tsongkhapa shows, he shows very rarely and he plays it down and doesn’t want people to know because he want you to study. Why does he want you to study? For most people, those kind of powers are not attainable immediately, so if they don’t get that power, they lose faith. Real Gelugpas study the Dharma to understand, examine their lives and what’s wrong so they gain more faith in what the Buddha has taught.

Alright, at certain times, High Gelugpa Lamas like Lama Tsongkhapa must show their power, but that is far and in between because Lama Tsongkhapa forbade it. Lama Tsongkhapa was able to do this through his inner fire meditation. Lama Tsongkhapa didn’t need ordinary fire engines with his inner fire engine, he instantly extinguished the flames. This proves that Lama Tsongkhapa was a powerfully realized being. And that he also had visions of the eighty-four Mahasiddhas perceiving them in the sky above Lhasa.

While he was putting out the fire, doing inner Tummo mediation, he was having visions of the eighty-four Mahasiddhas such as Naropa and Tilopa, Kukuripa etc etc. …and there are students with him, his main disciples who would share the visions with them. So it was not that Lama Tsongkhapa just told them; they would share and confirm with Lama Tsongkhapa. He would nod without giving more details, to his main disciples that were near him. Some of those disciples are alive today and reincarnating and are teaching what he has taught. Example, the great Pabongka Dorje Chang. Example, the great Trijang Dorje Chang. They were the main disciples of Lama Tsongkhapa who were there sharing his visions. They saw directly, simultaneously.

Lama Tsongkhapa also had no shortage of telepathic powers. For example, he was once staying in a small retreat hut somewhere thirty minutes walk from the place he later advised Sera Monastery to be built. He advised Sera to be built! Thirty minutes away in his retreat hut, suddenly one day he disappeared and nobody knew why. Later that same day, a delegation from the Emperor of China arrived. The emperor had heard of Lama Tsongkhapa’s fame and wished to invite him to come to China but he was no where to be found. No one knew the delegation was coming that day but Lama Tsongkhapa knew and he escaped over the mountains. This shows Lama Tsongkhapa’s telepathic powers but also a good example of his perfect renunciation. He vomited at the thought of worldly pleasure. Can you imagine us in that situation?

Although Lama Tsongkhapa was incredibly famous, he never went to distracting places but preferred to stay in isolated places in the mountains. On the other hand, we go to the most confused places which shows our renunciation is not yet perfect. So Lama Tsongkhapa is showing you his powers, he knew that the emissaries of the emperor of China were coming to receive him, to request him to come to China to be the Guru of the emperor of China. He knew and he knew that if he went there, it would be great prestige, great power, great wealth, dominion over all of China on a spiritual level and Tibet. But because he has renounced worldly power, he did not go and he in fact ran away.

Even during Lama Tsongkhapa’s time, he avoided wealth. He avoided wealthy sponsors, even the king of China. Make sure you are renounced, because when you are around these people, you can corrupt yourself. They cannot corrupt you, you corrupt yourself. But when you are ready…they are ready to get close to you. When they are ready because they know who you are, then you may get close.

Lama Je Tsongkhapa had many thousands of disciples all over Tibet and constantly received offerings. Constantly. But he had no bank account. No house. Not even one piece of land in which to grow his food. He gave away everything he received and stayed clean clear. Gave away everything. Lama Tsongkhapa was the head of Gaden, a monastery he founded. But he stayed there as if he was simply a guest. He would arrive, received offerings, give them away and leave with nothing. Lama Tsongkhapa is a perfect example of someone living in accordance with the Dharma.

Lama Tsongkhapa’s death also reveals that he was a Mahasiddha. From his childhood, Lama Tsongkhapa had a special relationship with Buddha Manjushri and received teachings directly from Manjushri. Two or three years before Lama Tsongkhapa died, Manjushri told him that he was about to die. Suddenly, countless Buddhas appeared. They requested Lama Tsongkhapa not to die and gave him initiation of Boundless energy so that he can live longer. They gave him the initiation of Amitayus, immediately, directly to request him to life long. The initiation of Namgyalma. The initiation of White Tara. Manjushri then told him that his lifespan had been extended and predicted the new time of death. Manjushri predicted the new time of death for Lama Tsongkhapa.

Shortly before Lama Tsongkhapa died, one of his teeth fell out and everybody saw that it emitted a rainbow light. He gave the tooth to Khedrub Je, one of his heart sons. But this disappointed his other disciples who asked if they could have some of the tooth. Lama Tsongkhapa told Khedrub Je to place the tooth in a box on the altar where radiant rainbow light continued to emanate from it and everyone prayed and meditated. A week later when Lama Tsongkhapa opened the box, the tooth had transformed into a tiny Tara image surrounded by relic pills. Lama Tsongkhapa gave the Tara statue to Khedrub Je and the relic pills to all the other disciples. He also predicted that after five hundred years, the relics will be brought to Bodhgaya in India. This prediction was accurate – although the Chinese communists destroyed what remained of Lama Tsongkhapa’s body, some of the relics was saved and taken to Bodhgaya by the Tibetans fleeing into exile into India.

Not just the tooth, many of Lama Tsongkhapa’s relics were saved from the fire and taken into India and saved in Gaden or with His Holiness now. Lama Tsongkhapa already predicted this. “My relics will go to India after five hundred years.” When Lama Tsongkhapa finally died, he died perfectly. First, he put everything in order, next he asked one of his disciples to bring his skull cup. He then performed the inner meditation on the thirty-two steps and took thirty-two sips of the inner offering, a sign inside, that he was Guhyasamaja deity. Guhyasamaja has thirty-two deities including himself. When a High Lama makes inner offerings to himself and inner offerings to others, he is not making inner offerings to himself and drinking the alcohol as a person. He has manifested as a Yidam and drinking the alcohol doesn’t affect him. It shows you the power of his meditation to transform from ordinary view to pure view. So when you do Yamantaka, it will be thirteen. When you do Vajrayogini, it will be thirty-two. When you do Guhyasamaja, it will be thirty-two. When you do Heruka, it will be sixty-two. So Lama Tsongkhapa perfected all Tantric practice. To summarise it, He was making offerings to the thirty-two deities of the Guhyasamaja Mandala, that already abide within him. It means he has already become Guhyasamaja.

Finally sitting in meditation in his full robes, he died. These are the actions that distinguish a Mahasiddha from an ordinary being. An accomplished master doesn’t have to announce that I am a master. His actions will prove it.

When we die, we leave a mess. It says on page thirty-three, can you imagine being able to die deliberately clean clear. Can you imagine, we can die deliberately clean and clear. That means, die clean and clear meaning no attachments and you didn’t create problems for anybody else. The next page, when we die, we leave a mess. We make people fight over our money. We make our children hate each other and not talk. We make people confused. We create disharmony. We make people sad and when we die, its just a death of another animal because no one is inspired by our death. No one is moved by our death. Another wasted life.

We should motivate and pray that we will die as Lama Tsongkhapa did. This is our human plight, pray that instead of dying in a depressed, miserable state, you will die blissfully. Make the resolution, when I die, I will control my emotions and die peacefully just as Lama Tsongkhapa did. You must motivate because motivation has power. When the time of your death comes, you will remember your resolution. If you have prepared yourself beforehand, you will remember what to do at the time of death.

At one point after Lama Tsongkhapa had passed away, Khedrub Je was sad because Lama Tsongkhapa’s teachings were disappearing. Lama Tsongkhapa had explained the entire path to enlightenment thoroughly from beginning to end, from Hinayana to Paramitayana and Tantrayana and thousands upon thousands of people had meditated on his teachings and achieved realization. However, Khedrub Je taught that Lama Je Tsongkhapa’s teachings seemed like a mirage. Unfortunately, the Tibetan people were degenerating. He taught them not to cling to desires of the sensory world. Yet people have more grasping and more desire than ever, even more materialistic.

Khedrub Je felt very sad, he cried and cried. He then prayed and offered a Mandala. Suddenly Lama Tsongkhapa appeared to him in a vision, he was in the youthful aspect seated on a jeweled throne surrounded by deities, dakas and dakinis. He said to Khedrub Je, my son, you shouldn’t cry. My principle message is to practice the Tantric path. Do this and then transmit the teachings to qualified disciples. Instead of crying, you should help to do this as much as possible and then you will make me very happy.

At another time, Khedrub Je had another technical question on Tantric practice. He could not find anyone who could answer them. Again he burst into tears, his heart was breaking because Khedrub Je at that time was the highest Lama in the land. He was the throne holder, he had no one else to ask, his Guru had passed.

When he prayed strongly and offered a Mandala, Lama Tsongkhapa again manifested in a vision and gave him many teachings and initiations. At another time, Khedrub Je cried so hard and prayed so much, Lama Tsongkhapa manifested in an aspect of a Mahasiddha, reddish in color holding a sword and a skull cup and riding on a tiger. He also manifested to Khedrub Je in the form of Manjushri and another time in his usual form riding on a white elephant. Five visions appeared when for different reasons, Khedrub Je cried and prayed to Lama Tsongkhapa.

Why do I tell you these stories, it is inspiring to know that Lama Je Tsongkhapa was without a doubt a great yogi, a Mahasiddha and that Khedrub Je had such inner realizations that Lama Tsongkhapa can manifest when he simply called upon him. You should also understand that Lama Tsongkhapa’s principle field was Tantra. Even though we are degenerate, we are fortunate to have the chance to hear Lama Tsongkhapa’s way of explaining the Tantra path and trying to actualize it. Even if we do not know very much about Buddhist teachings, if we practice what we do know, Lama Tsongkhapa will be happy with us.

I thought I would start today’s meeting with Dharma and about Lama Tsongkhapa and something great about him to increase your faith so that you, yourself can transform. So you, yourself can have faith in yourself.

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  1. Pastor Han Nee on Dec 22, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    Lama Tsongkhapa was undoubtedly a great scholar and philosopher, but unlike what many westerners think, he was very strong in tantra and was highly attained. Because he did not want his students to merely learn to display clairvoyant powers, he gave a great deal of focus to deep study. He wanted people to study and use the Dharma to examine their lives deeply and gain more faith in the Buddha.

    Nonetheless, on a couple of occasions, he displayed his clairvoyance, but with reason. He was able to disappear and avoid the visit by the emissary of the Chinese Emperor, who had wanted him to go to the Imperial Court to be a Teacher. He had not wanted to be drawn into Court life, with all the allure of wealth, fame and power. In fact he had renounced all that and he held steadfastly to that.

    On another occasion , when the Monlam Chenmo festival was at its peak and thousands of burning butterlamps created a huge fire, Lama Tsongkhapa, using his internal fire,that he generated via Tunmo meditation,was able to douse out the fire.

    That he was a Mahasiddha was clearly seen , when he passed away. He went into Guhyasamaja meditation and died sitting in meditation and in full robes.

    Lama Tsongkhapa’s greatness can be seen with one example. That Gaden has existed for over 600 years, with 1000s of scholars, geshes, monks and incarnate Lamas , preserving the Dharma to this day, is all because of Lama Tsongkhapa.

    Because of Lama Tsongkapa, our lives have meaning and purpose. Even our faith in and respect of our Guru arises from Lama Tsongkhapa. Because of Lama Tsongkhapa, we have more confidence that when we die, things will become better . Our very mind transformation is because of Lama Tsongkhapa.

    To the great and glorious Je Tsongkhapa, I prostrate.

  2. Michael C. on May 9, 2014 at 1:15 am

    wow

  3. Julia Tan on Feb 20, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    We are very fortunate to hear about Lama Tsongkhapa, to learn about Lama Tsongkhapa’s teachings, to have faith and to invoke into Lama Tsongkhapa’s practice. All these due to the kindness of my guru Tsem Tulku Rinpoche who brought Lama Tsongkhapa’s teachings to Malaysia many years ago. Today in Kechara, many people pray and make offerings to Lama Tsongkhapa. Many people make candle offerings to Lama Tsongkapa in Kechara Forest Retreat and dedicate to their loved ones. We Malaysian believe and have faith in Lama Tsongkhapa.

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  5. Wan Wai Meng on Oct 28, 2013 at 2:55 am

    Lama tsongkhapa and essential practice fo our future lives and very suitable for busy practitioners.

  6. Shelly tai on Oct 13, 2013 at 11:34 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this powerful teaching with us. It is very fortunate for us to come across this great master Lama Tsongkhapa as time when I read more about his teaching my faith toward this teaching increase I love to do his mantras and visualization because I feel calm and happy , is not because of Rinpoche we will not know about this great master I feel thankful to Rinpoche and I will keep doing this practice.
    With folded hands
    Shelly tai

  7. Cliff on Oct 13, 2013 at 1:35 am

    Thank you for the teaching Rinpoche, I have always enjoyed reading stories about highly enlightened buddhas displaying their mystical power to teach, protect and inspire others to continue their practice. Rinpoche has always promoted Lama Tsongkhapa to everyone and I also recently received a beautiful blessed statue of Lama Tsongkhapa from Rinpoche.

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  9. Colleen Kincaid Smith on Sep 30, 2013 at 12:22 am

    Thank you for this wonderful lesson. I would so much like to visit Kechara Retreat while I am here in Malaysia … just to come to the land and heal from all the goodness there. Thank you

  10. andrew on Jan 21, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    an eye for an aye and a tooth for a tooth tashi delek

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  12. james threappleton on Jul 5, 2012 at 4:58 am

    thankyou

  13. nani on Jun 19, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    i realy like lama shonkhapa.

  14. paul yap on Jun 17, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    Tsongkhapa is the 2nd Buddha after Buddha Shakyamuni, taking rebirth on earth, renounce become a monk, learning the dharma and eventually becomes enlighten.

    In all over Tibet, almost every where we can see the Buddha image of Lama Tsongkhapa, this sames goes to China Wu Tai Shan (5 peak mountain of Manjushri) and Yong He Gong in Beijing.

    I believes there are far more temples in China who has the Buddha image of Tsongkhapa, unfortunately everything was destroyed during the Cultural revelation.

    We hope that the traditions of Tsongkhapa will be revive and bring back the good conduct and ethics to our society!

  15. June Kang on Jun 17, 2012 at 3:29 am

    After reading this article, thankful that we have inherited his lineage through our Guru. With this teaching, I understand more on the daily Guru Yoga we recite and it give me strength. How fortunate I am.

  16. So Kin Hoe on Jun 14, 2012 at 9:03 am

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Thank you for your kindness to give us the valuable teaching and sharing about Lama Tsongkhapa’s great deeds. Hopefully our country will receive many blessings from Lama Tsongkhapa in near future.

  17. Julia Tan on Jun 12, 2012 at 9:08 am

    We Kecharian and whoever reading Tsem Tulku Rinpoche’s blog are very fortunate. We can see, know and learn about Lord Tsongkhapa’s teachings in Kechara. All thank to our compassionate guru H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche. Because of this knowledge we do not take refuge in the 3 jewels blindly or believe in Buddhism because our parents told us we pray to KuanYin. When we have knowledge and meditate on the right purpose, object and motivation, our attitude and thinking will improve and change. That’s how we become a better person.

    Rinpoche also brought Lord Tsongkhapa’s culture to Kechara. We also end and start our new year by offering candles and prayers for our Guru and loved once. We use our new year holidays to do as much as dharma work as we can in all departments in Kechara to collect merits. Kechara members bring their families and relatives, friends to visit Kechara. Explain to them about the correct view of Buddhism so that they understand what is Dharma. I find it very meaningful as we could start a new year like this.

    The life of Lord Tsongkapa itself is already an endless example of knowledge and practice that we lay people can easily learn and follow and put them into practice. Here, by knowing the benefits of the teachings we develop true faith in our Guru. Then our mind will slowly transform.

  18. Victor Phang on Jun 11, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Dear Rinpoche:
    Thank you very much for the stories about Lama Tsongkhapa from the way he practiced, his extraordinary power, wisdom and love to his disciples. We must be the most fortunate beings that able to get connected to Lama Tsongkhapa’s teachings in this century.

    On the other hand, the Khedrub Je’s unquestionable and incomparable faith on Lama Tsongkhapa is the main reason for him to continuously receive teaching directly from Lama Tsongkhapa even after the departure of Lama Tsongkhapa. Therefore, we must have unbreakable faith to our Guru to gain enlightenment.

    Thank you for sharing. I love great Master’s story. hehe!
    Take good care.
    With love,
    VP

  19. Han on Jun 3, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for this profound teaching about Lama Tsongkhapa.

    This article would be a great reminder that through meditating on the kindness of Lama Tsongkhapa , to gain strength from inside, and chase away doubts and unnecessary human emotions about practicing and learning dharma.

    I Truly experienced the power of Lama Tsongkhapa by just chanting Migsema few years ago when I first joined Kechara. The mantra give me the inner strength to continue my spiritual journey, also cleared doubts about dharma.

    May Lama Tsongkhapa teachings continue to flourish !

  20. Tenzin Kyabsum on Jun 3, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Thank you for the post,Rinpoche! This teaching is so precious. Khedrub Je is so devoted to his Guru. True Guru devotion. I just printed this teaching out to keep with me so that I can read it from time to time and to comtemplate on it again and again!

    In all lives may I never be parted from my perfect Guru!

  21. pastor ngeow on Jun 2, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Lama Tsongkhapa is the 2nd Buddha not by label. He is recognized as one by his deeds and faultless teachings which had produced so many erudite masters. His teachings and esp his Great Exposition of the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment is a reference text for many , including masters from other traditions and schools of Buddhism.
    His bio is awesome in that it presents the less known of his accomplishments as a tantric master and mahasiddha which remove any vestigial doubts that he has attained the highest states of enlightenment.
    Thank you Rinpoche for opening our eyes to see and learn more about our lineage gurus and masters.

  22. Datuk May on Jun 1, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    I have also heard Westerners say that Shakymuni Buddha is a philosopher and that Buddhism is not a religion just a philosophy of life. Yet His teachings has lasted 2,600 years and still being taught and practised.

    Je Tsongkapa came to us 1,400 years after Shakymuni Buddha and taught us again and with a lot of recorded teachings and last till now.

    Currently we have a Dalai Lama teaching again to the world at large.

    Although Buddhist teachings have changed through times, the 4 Noble Truths never changed and that is the beauty of Buddhism.

    As I learn more and more from Rinpoche, Holder of the Tsongkapa Lineage, I feel happy that whatever doubts there may be or had been, for this 21st century living the relevance of Je Tsongkapa’s doctrine is greatly helpful. Same essence and context, only different methods.

    Realisations from the great teachings is the fundamental power of Je Tsongkapa’s Doctorine.

  23. Lim Han Nee on Jun 1, 2012 at 8:24 am

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for showing us here that our faith in Lord Tsongkhapa has a solid basis. When we read about Je Tsongkhapa’s great accomplishments and feats and meditate on them, our faith in him becomes very strong and unwavering.

    His great works like his copious and voluminous writing, the building of great monasteries, like Ganden which endures to this day(though not in its original place and form),his making of imposing statues and repair of others, his instituting the Great Prayer festival, the list is endless.Testimony to all this still remains today. So how can one doubt the greatness of this Master and Pandit? Even reading Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand is enough to evoke and be reminded of his enduring greatness and how he has kept the flames of Buddhadharma alive, is enough to make us see him with great respect and devotion as the ‘second Buddha’.

    Now, we are also reminded here that he was an unexcelled Master of Tantra, a yogi and a Mahasiddha.Yet he never showed his powers of clairvoyance overtly.

    Thus, we must be ever thankful that today, we have inherited his lineage through our Spiritual Guide. We must be thankful that our study of Dharma is our study of the Dharma that he transmitted over 600 years ago. Our application of Dharma to our lives and our mind transformation are all the results of his transmitted teachings.As we reflect on all this, we should we live each day with confidence and right purpose.As we do our daily Guru Yoga of Je Tsongkhapa and Migstema, we draw strength from such contemplation.

  24. AdelineTan on Jun 1, 2012 at 12:01 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for giving us this precious Lama Tsongkapa teachings it is truly very beneficial.

  25. henry ooi on May 31, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Just blind faith alone is not enough. Observation, learning, and practicing meditation cement the bond of faith much stronger. A short yet descriptive and informative teaching of a part of Je Rinpoche’s life written here gives more understanding of this great Tibetan lama and founder of Gelug.

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for the teaching.

  26. KYC on May 31, 2012 at 12:09 am

    Thank you for these insights into Lama Tsongkhapa’s life and attainments. Khedrub Je wrote “Song of the Tricosmic Master” to honour his master. There is no doubt that Lama Tsongkhapa was a tantric guru and Khedrub Je learned a lot from his master whose life was very inspiring.

  27. Ksjc Leu Chong Hin on May 30, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    這篇文章让我更了解宗喀巴大師,最重要的是对上師信念和依止心会更加堅定。 感谢上師对佛法的堅定不移的信念,让我们明白学习佛法意义和重要性。佛法改变了我的生活態度,让我在有生之年活得更有意义。感谢上師無私的教悔。

  28. Adrian Cho on May 30, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this teaching…
    Now I can knows more about Tsongkhapa and understand it well.
    This post is so helpful that we can gain more knowledge about Lama Tsongkhapa..

  29. Lim KSJC on May 30, 2012 at 3:10 am

    Thanks Guru that bring Lama Tsongkhapa lineage to beautiful Malaysia to benefit us. When practicing Lama Tsongkhapa teaching we will gain 3 benefits within 1 practice, is really buy 1 free 3. Thanks Guru once again that choose the best teaching for us.

  30. Mei Fong on May 29, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these precious Lama Tsongkhapa teachings with us. We are very fortunate to be able to practise such wonderful and precious teachings. It’s important to learn up then we get can get the most out of our practise.

  31. David Loh on May 29, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for strengthening my believes and faith in our lineage. Without a doubt Lama Tsongkhapa is the new Buddha of our generation. Wished I was among the numerous people during Lama Tsongkhapa’s illustrious time to witness and see with my very own eyes, the signs and miracles present.

    Indeed we are all very fortunate to be associated with a Guru of this proven lineage.

  32. Pabongka on May 29, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Tsem Tulku, rise above concepts. Anything that the mind can conceive and perceive are but just illusions.

  33. tfreon on May 29, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Thank you for this valuable teaching.
    Now i understand better about Lama Psongkhapa, when i practice Lama Psongkhapa, i appreciate more. Lama Psongkhapa is a great and brilliant teacher.
    Thank you Guru.

    • tfreon on May 30, 2012 at 3:46 pm

      Opps.. Wrong spelling, is Lama Tsongkhapa. Thank you Ethan Hoo for reminding 🙂

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  • Lin Mun
    Monday, Feb 27. 2017 09:29 PM
    Rejoice for the Kechara team members for being able to receive the gift from Rinpoche. It is also how much Guru love and care for his students well being. We can repay Guru’s kindness by doing more dharma work and transform ourselves to be better so we can benefit others.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/chinese-new-year-shopping.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Monday, Feb 27. 2017 06:05 PM
    So much pain and torturing inflicted on the poor animals to satisfy our demand for eggs. I hope this article creates the awareness for all of us to rethink our diet and find alternatives to replace eggs. Getting free range eggs or “kampung” eggs is a slightly better idea as long as we are assured that the farm that produces these eggs provide the free range / “kampung” condition for the chicken. The best idea is to omit egg from our diet completely. Thank you, Rinpoche for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/a-chicken-and-egg-situation.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Monday, Feb 27. 2017 05:06 PM
    The importance of Fasting Buddha is to remind us that there will be much difficulties in the process to enlightenment and we must overcome them before we can finally achieve success. Fortitude and diligence are the accessories to overcoming the difficulties. It took Buddha six years of hardship and extreme fasting to gain realization on the “Middle Way”, what more for clowns like us? Thank you, Rinpoche for this teaching.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/fasting-buddha.html
  • Joy
    Monday, Feb 27. 2017 07:15 AM
    ***The Blessings of the Guru***

    Guru devotion and clean samaya with one’s Guru are commonly recognised and emphasised as the foundation of Dharma study and practice in all schools of Tibetan Buddhism. From the legendary Padmasambhava of the Nyingma lineage to the revered mahasiddhas Milarepa and Naropa of the Kagyu tradition, to the great Pabongka Rinpoche of the Gelugpa lineage of practitioners; Guru devotion is undisputedly the common and fundamental element for any Dharma realisation, attainment and ultimately Enlightenment… more>> http://www.dorjeshugden.org/blog/the-blessings-of-the-guru
  • Joy
    Monday, Feb 27. 2017 07:14 AM
    For all who wants some sacred images in their environment, you can download & print these high-res images of enlightened beings ABSOLUTELY FREE here
    >>Buddha Images (Free Download)<< http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
    H.E. Tsem Rinpoche has selected & kindly made these beautiful high quality sacred images available for all to have. Enjoy, be blessed & share this with others.

    Do let Rinpoche know at the comments section which images you downloaded as Rinpoche would feel very happy knowing it has benefited you 😀
  • Joy
    Monday, Feb 27. 2017 07:13 AM
    Hi folks did you know that you can submit a story/blog post here on this blog >>SUBMIT A STORY<< http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/submit-a-story
    Guest writers and contributors are welcomed. The articles can be about Dharma, animals, supernatural, or inspirational stories. Any positive writings that will leave our readers with more knowledge after reading.

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    Do take a read on the Guidelines and Terms & Conditions before submitting your story.
  • Pastor Shin
    Monday, Feb 27. 2017 05:48 AM
    Do you believe in the paranormal? Watch this as a family is terrorized by a malicious presence that wreaks havoc on the well-being of their animals. An unidentified creature is frightening them in their barn.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/film-tv-music/the-haunted-terror-at-maple-dale-farm.html
  • Pastor Shin
    Monday, Feb 27. 2017 05:46 AM
    Do you know about the one-god theory ? This theory was not the domain of established modern religions but were already existent in pre-modern or pagan religions. This video shows how the one god theory is not the exclusive rights of anyone but in fact was a gradual process taken from Pagan religions.

    Learn more here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/film-tv-music/the-one-god-theory-comes-from-greek-mythology.html
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Monday, Feb 27. 2017 03:58 AM
    Extremely well written, excellently performed and superb plot of a film. I came across the film by accident and decided to watch because it’s Bette Davis and the end really touched me so deeply. So very deeply. So very meaningful. In the end, you have to be truthful to those who love you and you really can love them back. You must watch the whole thing to understand the touching and powerful ending: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xr5I6NlueVw&feature=youtu.be
  • Pastor Shin
    Monday, Feb 27. 2017 03:13 AM
    Sharing with you a wonderful story about a Yogi Rinpoche.

    After he became a Geshe, Trehor Kyorpen Rinpoche went into retreat in a cave on Lhumbo Tse, a high mountain near Lhasa. Throughout the duration of his retreat, he carried only one text – the Lamrim Chenmo, his robes and was accompanied by only a monk-attendant.

    While Trehor Kyorpen Rinpoche was looking for a cave on this high mountain, rocks kept on coming down near him as if thrown from above. He followed the stones and after some time, came upon a cave. The stones were dropping on that cave.

    When he entered the cave, he found a skeleton sitting in the meditation posture. Trehor Kyorpen Rinpoche then sat down and offered a mandala. Upon completion of the mandala offering, the skeleton collapsed. Trehor Kyorpen Rinpoche took it as an auspicious sign and decided to practise in that cave.

    Read more about His Eminence Trehor Kyorpen Rinpoche here: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/lamas/his-eminence-trehor-kyorpen-rinpoche
  • Pastor Shin
    Monday, Feb 27. 2017 03:12 AM
    Vegetarianism in Buddhism

    The Lankavatara Sutra, written in the fourth or fifth Century CE strongly advocates abstinence in relation to the consumption of meat. Scriptures such as the Mahayana Jataka tales indicate that meat-consumption is undesirable and karmically unwholesome. So, Mahayana practitioners are strictly forbidden from consuming meat. They are also forbidden from consuming aromatic plants that stimulate the senses such as onions and garlic.

    Read more here: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/blog/vegetarianism-in-buddhism
  • pastor
    Sunday, Feb 26. 2017 11:37 PM
    Dear Elizabeth,

    Rinpoche was very happy to receive your kind offer and hanged it immediately in His resting/work area. Rinpoche also had us placed an incense burner underneath to make incense offering to Lord Vajrayogini daily, and said the iconography is correct and it is a stunning piece.

    Rinpoche was told that you were gifted a Vajrayogini pendant 4 years ago, October 2013, during your visit to Kechara Forest Retreat. I remember Rick and you were captivated by Rinpoche’s Vajrayogini replica http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/my-bodhgaya-vajrayogini.html that was displayed in Wisdom Hall during the tour so you must have very strong affinity with Her.

    Rinpoche always tell us that very few people can actually make or draw Lord Vajrayogini image and He was very glad that you are one of them. Thank you again for your wonderful offering and setting an example of patience, good efforts and consistency.

    With best wishes,
    Pastor Adeline

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/shimmering-vajrayogini-from-ms-wahyu.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Feb 26. 2017 09:41 PM
    Thank you for sharing and explanations on wealth vase.. They are powerful in attracting energies of wealth.and effective because of the way they are made by monks from the monasteries.
    Recently i have invited home a small wealth vase, my very first on Yangdup Wealth Puja Day 2017. Its very beautiful and auspicious wealth vase i just love and treasure it. Hoping that it will help me to increase my inner and outer wealth spiritually and materially.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/transcript-wealth-vases.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Feb 26. 2017 09:39 PM
    Thank%20you%20Rinpoche%20for%20sharing%20and%20explanations%20on%20wealth%20vase..%20They%20are%20powerful%20in%20attracting%20energies%20of%20wealth.and%20effective%20because%20of%20the%20way%20they%20are%20made%20by%20monks%20from%20the%20monasteries.%0ARecently%20i%20have%20invited%20home%20a%20small%20wealth%20vase%2C%20my%20very%20first%20on%20Yangdup%20Wealth%20Puja%20Day%202017.%20Its%20very%20beautiful%20and%20auspicious%20wealth%20vase%20i%20just%20love%20and%20treasure%20it.%20Hoping%20that%20it%20will%20help%20me%20to%20increase%20my%20inner%20and%20outer%20wealth%20spiritually%20and%20materially.http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tsemrinpoche.com%2Ftsem-tulku-rinpoche%2Fbuddhas-dharma%2Ftranscript-wealth-vases.html
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  • Lin Mun
    Sunday, Feb 26. 2017 07:35 PM
    Rejoice for Chen for being able to serve Rinpoche and the ladrang’s team. It is great effort from Chen to make sure that Rinpoche is well taken care of. His act also inspire us to practise Guru Devotion and do all the work given without complain and doing it well.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/chens-care-and-help.html

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The Unknown

The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
The unknown may be growth and opportunities,
One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
But then again, the unknown is sometimes worse than the known. In the end nothing is known unless we endeavour,
So go pursue all the way with the unknown,
because all unknown with familiarity becomes the known.
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Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl checking out the scene..cute
yesterday
Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl checking out the scene..cute
My Dharma boy has such a cute expression here. He is a good boy!
yesterday
My Dharma boy has such a cute expression here. He is a good boy!
February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
3 weeks ago
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
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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
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This is a good one to read
Mumu is silly and cute and funny
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Mumu is silly and cute and funny
Mumu\'s hair is messy and he looks funny
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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
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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
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Pick the practice, devotion and precepts of Vajra Yogini's path over everything and anything in samsara. Samsara has nothing of value and nothing lasting to offer. You are born in suffering, live in suffering, die in suffering and enter bardo and future lives expecting more sufferings. This is not a negative way of looking at things but the truth. If the truth is negative, so it is the truth. Devote oneself to the guru, dharma work, dharma practice and bringing dharma to others compassionately. Choose to practice Vajra Yogini now with the preliminaries. You can start right now: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/starting-on-vajra-yogini-now.html Much care, Tsem Rinpoche
Message to Tibetans in English
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Message to Tibetans in English
Message to the Tibetans
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Message to the Tibetans
Left to right: Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal. Great lamas of Gaden Shartse Monastery
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Left to right: Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal. Great lamas of Gaden Shartse Monastery
A beautiful Indian rendition of Gyenze Dorje Shugden manifesting in wealth form
2 months ago
A beautiful Indian rendition of Gyenze Dorje Shugden manifesting in wealth form
This is my thoughts and determination to share with you. Please open and read. Thank you for your time. Tsem Rinpoche
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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
3 months ago
This huge Buddha in Korea is magnificent
The very first oracle of Dorje Shugden in trance statue. I have commissioned this.
3 months ago
The very first oracle of Dorje Shugden in trance statue. I have commissioned this.
Such a old and ancient thangka painting of Dorje Shugden. He has been around in Tibet practiced for hundreds of years.
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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
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Kyabje Zemey, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Kyabje Pabongka Choktrul Rinpoche
My Oser girl and Mumu boy are so adorable
3 months ago
My Oser girl and Mumu boy are so adorable
Wow this meditator in his cave in front of a painting of Yamantaka draped with a white khata of respect. He sits among bones to remind him of impermanence and our future. The bones inspire him strongly to let go of all attachments in this life and focus on dharma, meditation and liberation and he is doing so. Very beautiful and inspirational. Tsem Rinpoche
3 months ago
Wow this meditator in his cave in front of a painting of Yamantaka draped with a white khata of respect. He sits among bones to remind him of impermanence and our future. The bones inspire him strongly to let go of all attachments in this life and focus on dharma, meditation and liberation and he is doing so. Very beautiful and inspirational. Tsem Rinpoche
Tenzing Norgay found this in Nepal. Guess what it is?
4 months ago
Tenzing Norgay found this in Nepal. Guess what it is?
Sir Edmund Hillary
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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
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Halloween is my favorite holiday. Wild natural plants and flowers are my favorite offering. Buddha's teachings on meditation and Yidam practice bring the ultimate results and happiness. ~Tsem Rinpoche
Previous lives do resemble current lives especially if they are a recognized incarnation. If notice how similar the previous and current Trijang Rinpoche looks. The eyes, bone structure, expression, long neck, thin and overall look. Beautiful. I\'ve seen this phenomena over and over in many Rinpoche incarnations. Especially when you compare them with pictures of previous and current lives at around the same ages. Something powerfully karmic about this. Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
Previous lives do resemble current lives especially if they are a recognized incarnation. If notice how similar the previous and current Trijang Rinpoche looks. The eyes, bone structure, expression, long neck, thin and overall look. Beautiful. I've seen this phenomena over and over in many Rinpoche incarnations. Especially when you compare them with pictures of previous and current lives at around the same ages. Something powerfully karmic about this. Tsem Rinpoche
It\'s nice to have monks visitors and resident monks in Kechara
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It's nice to have monks visitors and resident monks in Kechara
                         Taken in Lake Champlain in Canada. A huge water monster...neat...
5 months ago
Taken in Lake Champlain in Canada. A huge water monster...neat...
Beautiful! His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang has always been good friends with His Holiness Karmapa. No wonder H.H. Karmapa never spoke against Dorje Shugden. Two reasons perhaps: One is he knows the qualities of Trijang Rinpoche who is a attained being. And Karmapa himself has clairvoyance to perceive the true nature of Dorje Shugden directly. I love to see great beings like this manifesting closeness. When I see, I just want to prostrate to them and thank them for sharing such good examples to someone like me. Praise to the ego-less mind! Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
Beautiful! His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang has always been good friends with His Holiness Karmapa. No wonder H.H. Karmapa never spoke against Dorje Shugden. Two reasons perhaps: One is he knows the qualities of Trijang Rinpoche who is a attained being. And Karmapa himself has clairvoyance to perceive the true nature of Dorje Shugden directly. I love to see great beings like this manifesting closeness. When I see, I just want to prostrate to them and thank them for sharing such good examples to someone like me. Praise to the ego-less mind! Tsem Rinpoche
Serkong Dorje Chang on the left and his son Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche on the right.
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Serkong Dorje Chang on the left and his son Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche on the right.
High lamas in France September 2016
5 months ago
High lamas in France September 2016
༧གོང་ས་ཆེན་པོ་སྐུ་འཕྲེང་བཅུ་བཞི་པ་མཆོག་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན། - Interesting relationship between 14th Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden:   http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109757
5 months ago
༧གོང་ས་ཆེན་པོ་སྐུ་འཕྲེང་བཅུ་བཞི་པ་མཆོག་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན། - Interesting relationship between 14th Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109757
Dalai Lama Says We Can Practise Dorje Shugden Finally! Read more on this development--- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109777
5 months ago
Dalai Lama Says We Can Practise Dorje Shugden Finally! Read more on this development--- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109777
More time spent in dharma work is more karma collected to be happy and more time spent in non-dharma works is more karma collected to be unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
More time spent in dharma work is more karma collected to be happy and more time spent in non-dharma works is more karma collected to be unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche
All Dorje Shugden prophesizes will come to pass,
 Those who generate refuge and merits will trust, 
 By trusting one will see the good results of his pronouncements,
 By seeing the good results, one\'s path becomes more clear, 
 The path of practice, purification and siddhic results, 
 This would eliminate the samsara within our minds.
 ~Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
All Dorje Shugden prophesizes will come to pass, Those who generate refuge and merits will trust, By trusting one will see the good results of his pronouncements, By seeing the good results, one's path becomes more clear, The path of practice, purification and siddhic results, This would eliminate the samsara within our minds. ~Tsem Rinpoche
Large Dorje Shugden statue built by the 5th Dalai Lama and housed in Trode Khangsar. Sock Wand and Mdm Chuah took this picture in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
5 months ago
Large Dorje Shugden statue built by the 5th Dalai Lama and housed in Trode Khangsar. Sock Wand and Mdm Chuah took this picture in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
Our own Kecharian Mdm. Chua with the oracle of Dorje Shugden Gen Tenzin Tsultrim in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
5 months ago
Our own Kecharian Mdm. Chua with the oracle of Dorje Shugden Gen Tenzin Tsultrim in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Trode Khangsar-the Chapel to Dorje Shugden built 400 years ago by the Great 5th Dalai Lama-Tibet 2016
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Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Trode Khangsar-the Chapel to Dorje Shugden built 400 years ago by the Great 5th Dalai Lama-Tibet 2016
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Gaden Monastery, Tibet 2016
5 months ago
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Gaden Monastery, Tibet 2016
                         This is the oracle of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa, Tibet. His name is Gen Tenzin Tsultrim of Sera Monastery in Tibet.
5 months ago
This is the oracle of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa, Tibet. His name is Gen Tenzin Tsultrim of Sera Monastery in Tibet.
Ms. Sock Wan, Oracle of Dorje Shugden in Tibet Gen Tenzin Tsultrim, Mdm Chuah and Mr. Tashi in Tibet 2016
5 months ago
Ms. Sock Wan, Oracle of Dorje Shugden in Tibet Gen Tenzin Tsultrim, Mdm Chuah and Mr. Tashi in Tibet 2016
Mahasiddha Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche, H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Ven. Rabten Choktrul Rinpoche 2016
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Mahasiddha Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche, H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Ven. Rabten Choktrul Rinpoche 2016
His Eminence Mahasiddha Gangchen Rinpoche and the official oracle of Dorje Shugden Panglung Kuten Choji lah in Italy together September 2016
5 months ago
His Eminence Mahasiddha Gangchen Rinpoche and the official oracle of Dorje Shugden Panglung Kuten Choji lah in Italy together September 2016
My thoughts on Malaysia. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
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My thoughts on Malaysia. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
Beautiful thangka of Vajra Yogini. Look at the details where she appears in visions and also takes people to Kechara.
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Beautiful thangka of Vajra Yogini. Look at the details where she appears in visions and also takes people to Kechara.
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His Holiness the Gaden Throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche (very young) and His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Prayer Hall during prayers.
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Left to right: His Holiness the Gaden Throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche (very young) and His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Prayer Hall during prayers.
 It\'s nice when families support the spiritual journeys of their children. This is one beautiful family of Pastor Niral of Kechara
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It's nice when families support the spiritual journeys of their children. This is one beautiful family of Pastor Niral of Kechara
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    ཁྱེད་ཀྱི་བཀའ་སློབ་དོན་སྙིང་དེ།།གང་གི་རྣ་བར་བདུད་རྩི་མོད།།འོན་ཀྱང་འགའ་ཡི་རྣ་ལམ་དུ།། བྲག་ཆ་བཞིན་དུ་འགྱུར་སྲིད་མོད།། ཚང་མས་ཚར་རེ་གཟིགས་རོགས།། Kyabje Denma Gonsa Rinpoche telling people that it is important to have guru samaya. It use to be that way in the great monasteries. We should not create problems and schisms. If we want to practice a protector, then do so, if not it's okay, but don't make trouble. One should just practice the Buddha Dharma well. To do good practice. If you have faith in Dorje Shugden and trust all the way, he will definitely help you. But most important is to practice the dharma. This is his advice in short here. It's good to let more Tibetans hear this holy speech and appeal by this very senior Rinpoche. TR
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Teacher Jayce led the students do 3 prostrations in front of Rinpoche's throne. Alice Tay, KSDS
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