Why is she putting the Dalai Lama down?

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Recently His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche had a series of conversations with a ‘supposed’ follower of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama on Twitter. When we look at the tweets carefully, we see that the messages Tsem Rinpoche received are exactly what other Dorje Shugden practitioners receive online on a daily basis. Tsem Rinpoche was very kind to tweet answers back to @roisinelder knowing many thousands of other people will read the tweets and it is a chance to clear doubts. It is for this reason we are able to post it here for educational purposes.

@roisinelder, a so-called supporter of His Holiness, who says she is an Irish woman living in the UK, and is not acquainted with Tsem Rinpoche appears to find it acceptable to be discriminatory against someone whom she has never met or talked with before. When we examine her tweets, we find that she seems to be quite harsh and judgemental in her opinion of Dorje Shugden practitioners. This even extends to statements regarding who His Holiness should love and accept and those he should not. His Holiness is Chenrezig, the Buddha of Compassion, therefore he actually loves everyone. Regardless of race, religion or gender, he accepts everyone. Do you think His Holiness would agree with her discriminatory statements?

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As Buddhist practitioners, shouldn’t we be more gentle, polite and respectful in our conversations with others, especially in the public domain? Would you start making assumptions about a stranger, repeating yourself over and over again, in order to push your views and beliefs on them?

As admirers of His Holiness, we should emulate his teachings of love, peace and tolerance, embracing diversity and religious harmony. To state that His Holiness discriminates people because of their religious beliefs is an injustice to all that His Holiness stands for. It is contradictory to say that His Holiness does not accept a certain group of people. To say such a benevolent and compassionate leader is prejudiced and biased towards a group of people and does not allow them to his teachings goes against his enlightened nature. Therefore, what @roisinelder says does not make sense. His Holiness is in fact tolerant, compassionate and fair.

What Tsem Rinpoche Says:

We should always respect the Dalai Lama. Sometimes we have a different opinion or view of religious practice than the Dalai Lama, but that does not mean we can disparage him, taunt him or disrespect him. We should always be respectful of him. And even the supporters of the Dalai Lama should be very careful in what they say.

1. They should not say that the Dalai Lama evicts people from his teachings because they practice Dorje Shugden, because this does not make him look like a benevolent, kind and compassionate person. I don’t think the Dalai Lama will evict people from his teachings because it does not represent a man of tolerance, peace and compassion.

2. We should not say that the Dalai Lama is afraid of broken samaya, or that people will break their samaya with him, or that if we break our samaya with him it will harm and damage him, because the Dalai Lama is a Buddha and he cannot be harmed. Those who have attained Buddhahood, who have the realisation of Emptiness and Shunyata, have ascended beyond samsara so they cannot be damaged by anything within samsara especially karma. Samaya has to do with karma; karma has to do with samaya. Therefore, if you were to say that if you have broken samaya you can harm the Dalai Lama, it is illogical.

3. To say that the Dalai Lama doesn’t like Dorje Shugden practitioners, that he segregates Dorje Shugden practitioners, that he separates Dorje Shugden practitioners, is actually highlighting to the world what is happening in the Dorje Shugden world but that doesn’t look very good. In their defence of the Dalai Lama, when people who are defending him say that “if you practice Dorje Shugden don’t come near him, don’t go near him, don’t go around him,” it actually makes him look very, very bad as though he is biased and prejudiced. The Dalai Lama is the King of Tibet; he is the secular and spiritual leader of Tibet for many, many years, and therefore all Tibetans including myself are his subjects. And because we are his subjects, we are devoted to him and we respect him. A subject may not always have to have the same opinion as the leader but we still respect him. From the side of the Dalai Lama, he will treat all his subjects kindly, lovingly and equally regardless of their religion. And whether I am a Christian Tibetan, a Muslim Tibetan, a Buddhist Tibetan, a Shugdenpa Tibetan, a Bönpo Tibetan or an atheist Tibetan, it does not matter because the very fact that I am Tibetan, I am one with the Tibetan nation and automatically a subject of the Dalai Lama.

4. In this way, whether we are Shugden Buddhists or whether we are non-Shugden Buddhists, we should never say things to defend the Dalai Lama in a way that actually has the reverse effect of defending him, which is to make him look very bad. So if you read this series of tweets which I engaged in with someone online, I am defending the Dalai Lama and I am a Shugden practitioner. This person is supposed to be a follower of the Dalai Lama, but everything this person says actually inadvertently makes the Dalai Lama look very bad. So we shouldn’t do this. Followers of the Dalai Lama and followers of Dorje Shugden should all come to terms and be gentle, kind, pleasant and compassionate, and respect each other and always talk with respect to each other. This is very important.

Thank you

 

Please do not say that we need to have samaya with His Holiness the Dalai Lama to attend his secular talks because those Tibetans who are not his students, or are Tibetan Christians or Tibetan Muslims see His Holiness as their secular leader and not necessarily their religious leader. They do not have samaya with His Holiness and they are allowed the same rights and privileges as any other Tibetan. They should be allowed to attend His Holiness’ public and secular talks and attend any secular events due to fact that they are Tibetans and not because of their religion. His Holiness will accept and embrace all his subjects and love them for who they are and as they are, regardless of their religion, economic status or background, because he is a benevolent, kind and compassionate leader.

If you keep saying that practising Dorje Shugden can harm His Holiness, that is contradictory and absolutely wrong because His Holiness is Chenrezig, the Buddha of Compassion who has been emanating for many eons to benefit sentient beings. How can the practice of Dorje Shugden harm His Holiness who is a Buddha? Nothing in this world or universe can harm him, not even so-called ‘broken samaya’ or a Shugden practitioner. Neither Dorje Shugden, any other being nor a negative spirit can harm His Holiness. Buddhas cannot be harmed and His Holiness IS a Buddha. To say that Dorje Shugden practitioners cannot be near him or associate with him due to their practice causing him harm contradicts the very fact that he is a Buddha.

This is the kind of persecution Dorje Shugden practitioners all around the world receive on a daily basis. To say that there is no ban, but to condemn others because of their religious beliefs does not reflect the compassionate nature of His Holiness as His Holiness teaches love, respect, religious tolerance and freedom wherever he goes.

Valentina Suhendra and Joy Kam

 


 

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Tsem Rinpoche did not tag anyone, and he has every right to use any twitter category (hashtag) that he prefers. Tsem Rinpoche was just doing his usual tweets when @roisinelder decided to send him an unpleasant tweet and make all accusations.

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@roisinelder has never met Tsem Rinpoche nor did she perform any comprehensive research about him and yet she attacked him vehemently and with such vulgar language. How would anyone justify such vulgarities? On what capacity does she have to pass judgement on someone else’s spirituality?

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@roisinelder was so desperate to find fault that she would even criticised Tsem Rinpoche for his decision to purchase a particular brand of mobile phone for others, which should be his freedom of choice to do so or not.
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In reality nobody has the right to intimidate anyone from using any of the hashtags on Twitter. The hashtag category does not belong to anyone, and everyone has the freedom and right to use it.
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Why did @roisinelder talked about passive aggressive behaviour? No one tagged her in the first place! She was the one who tagged Tsem Rinpoche and started her rude tweets.

Using vulgar language to attack someone on Twitter reflects badly on the attacker and his or her teacher.
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She justified her rude and vulgar language by further demeaning and belittling Tsem Rinpoche. She is here to glorify His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and yet her language and anger reflect poorly on the Dalai Lama whom she praised repeatedly. She should not sound so fanatical.
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@roisinelder’s ignorance is glaring in these tweets. Tsem Rinpoche is not part of NKT, has never been to NKT and did not participate in any of NKT’s past protests. In fact, Tsem Rinpoche has never said anything rude against the Dalai Lama.
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Why is it that people cannot share their thoughts on their faith? What law says that one cannot do so? She is infringing on religious freedom and openly enforces the ban. You can practice Dorje Shugden, but you cannot teach it. This is absolutely ridiculous!
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There are millions of Dorje Shugden practitioners and among them are all types of people, just like in any other religion. But to make sweeping statements that Tsem Rinpoche is taking Chinese money and that is the reason we practice is illogical and is a result of pure ignorance.
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@roisinelder has no right to insult the hard-working people of Kechara, who have sacrificed their time, resources and are committed to the Buddha’s teachings. She has no right to call them unqualified as they are beautiful and wonderful people. She has never met them. @roisinelder should not make sweeping statements about people she has never met. Kechara people are beautifully hard working, sincere and very kind.
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@roisinelder said that she is not fit to sit at the feet of the Dalai Lama. In reality, all humans are fit to sit in the presence of anyone including the Dalai Lama and have positive exchanges. We are all here to learn and share with each other.
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His Holiness the Dalai Lama is believed to be the emanation of Chenrezig, the Buddha of Compassion who has compassion and equanimity. Everybody and anybody can benefit from his teachings.
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@roisinelder said that the Dalai Lama is kind and compassionate. The Dalai Lama loves all beings, but there are still some people who are not worthy of this. Why are they not worthy to attend the Dalai Lama’s teachings? Buddha’s teachings are for everyone. The teachings are not meant for saints. Saints do not need the teachings. If the Buddha’s teachings are not for us, then who are they for?
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His Holiness the Dalai Lama has given teachings to the international crowd that includes atheists, Jews, Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, Pagans, Shamanists, Luciferians, Satanists, Witches, Druids, Shintoists, Muslims, etc. Therefore, why is it that someone has to have samaya with the Dalai Lama in order to attend his general and secular talks? In other words, @roisinelder puts the Dalai Lama in a negative light and makes him look biased, sectarian or someone who just likes to segregate people. This does not reflect the Dalai Lama’s real character but she portrayed him in such a way.
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Please do not say that we need to have samaya with His Holiness the Dalai Lama to attend his secular talks because those Tibetans who are not his students, or are Tibetan Christians or Tibetan Muslims see His Holiness as their secular leader and not necessarily their religious leader. They do not have samaya with His Holiness and they are allowed the same rights and privileges as any other Tibetan. Excluding someone based on one’s faith or background is a bad reflection on a democratic leader, because as a democratic leader one is supposed to be fair. This would make the leader look unfair and narrow-minded.
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Why does everyone have to be the Dalai Lama’s students? Why can’t we follow our teachers without being segregated? Not everyone can or should follow the Dalai Lama and they can follow the teacher of their own affinity, karma and choice. Not following the Dalai Lama does not mean we do not respect him. We are just allowed our own choice of teacher and path and not be hated for it. Religious freedom.
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Tsem Rinpoche politely, patiently, and kindly asked @roisinelder to stop saying the following statements because they put the Dalai Lama in a negative light:

  • The Dalai Lama removes people from his talks
  • The Dalai Lama segregate his own people
  • The Dalai Lama accepts you on the basis of your religion

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@roisinelder was rude and argued without basis, proper research, and knowledge. On top of that, Tsem Rinpoche does not belong to an organisation that held protests against the Dalai Lama. Tsem Rinpoche has neither participated in any protests nor has he been to Nottingham before this. If someone chose to protest, it is their right and it is permissible under English Law. However, DON’T make false accusations against Tsem Rinpoche. In this manner, @roisinelder has displayed much ignorance and lack of research.
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In a democratic society, the leader should embrace all his subjects regardless of their gender, race and religion.
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There should be no segregation and discrimination in a democratic society. All subjects have the right to meet their leader regardless of their religious beliefs and backgrounds.
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Many Kecharians have studied, learned, practiced and engaged in retreats on the Buddha Dharma. @roisinelder has not done any research on what Kecharians have learned. Therefore, she has no right to criticize something that she is unsure of. In addition, she has no right to belittle the many students, volunteers and benefactors of Kechara Organisation who had worked so hard to study and build an organization that promotes learning.
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We are happy to know that the practice of Dorje Shugden is growing. Thank you for letting us know. It will continue to grow.
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Tsem Rinpoche is known to promote Je Tsongkhapa’s teachings & practices. @roisinelder does not even know who Tsem Rinpoche is and what His Emimence does, yet she falsely accuses Tsem Rinpoche and continues to put Tsem Rinpoche down with inaccurate facts.
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If there is no ban, Dorje Shugden practitioners should have the right to practice the deity of their choice but why would someone like @roisinelder degrade people for their religious choice ? In order to make an informed decision, this is the age of Internet and anyone can research online to obtain information relevant for decision-making.
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So is there a ban or no ban? Interesting that @roisinelder brings up this topic and uses the word “ban”. None of Tsem Rinpoche’s tweets in this conversation mention the ban. Clearly we can see there is a ban. The ban is unethical, unfair, undemocratic and should end.
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We are not familiar with NKT’s policies and decision-making. NKT have their own policies and they do not represent all Dorje Shugden practitioners. Therefore, it does not make sense for @roisinelder to group Tsem Rinpoche and other Dorje Shugden practitioners under NKT policies.
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Bodhisattvas who have reached high level meditative attainments like Avalokiteshvara and Manjushri cannot be hurt, damaged or affected by karma or anyone in samsara. Therefore, to say that the Dalai Lama is a high being and a Bodhisattva, and then turn around and say that he can be hurt is illogical. Even the Dalai Lama himself said that Dorje Shugden cannot hurt him. Please watch this video. Therefore, what is the reason for excluding a group of people from attending the Dalai Lama’s teachings? So why not allow everyone to the teachings?
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Stating that His Holiness the Dalai Lama can be hurt by a certain deity means that one does not have faith that he is the Buddha of Compassion, Chenrezig. Saying that Dorje Shugden practitioners need to leave His Holiness tantric initiation makes His Holiness appear bias.
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Not everyone has samaya with His Holiness and so this should not be the main consideration for people attending his teachings. Beside, there are Christian Tibetans, Muslim Tibetans and they don’t have samaya with His Holiness, but he loves them all equally. To say he does not because of your religion degrades His Holiness as being opposite of a compassionate all loving leader.
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@roisinelder twisted the argument back and forth for her own benefit. At first she said it’s “bollocks” that the Dalai Lama is a Bodhisattva and cannot be hurt. Then, she said he is Chenrezig (Avalokiteshvara), a bodhisattva of the highest order and attainments, and cannot be hurt. Therefore the question remained whether the Dalai Lama can be hurt or not, since he is Chenrezig, a bodhisattva of the highest order? Then, she changed her tune again that the Dalai Lama cannot be hurt and he loves everyone. However, she also said that the Dalai Lama removed people from his talks and condemns people because they have faith in Dorje Shugden. She should not have said this about the Dalai Lama.
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His Holiness the Dalai Lama is Chenrezig, therefore he loves all beings equally without discrimination. To say otherwise would demean his enlightened status.
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His Holiness the Dalai Lama cannot be harmed by any practice since he is an enlightened being. Regardless of religious practice, he accepts you. If he doesn’t accept you, then how can he be enlightened?
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Everyone has the right to choose their own spiritual path. They can come to an informed decision after researching themselves.
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The Nobel Laureate is an example of peace and freedom; the Dalai Lama represents the highest thinking of human kind. Yet @roisinelder says she saw and heard the Dalai Lama ask Dorje Shugden people to leave a Namgyal Monastery teaching in 2006! How can that be? The Dalai Lama is tolerant and accepting of everyone yet she says that the Dalai Lama had asked people to leave. She makes him look very bad. It is sad to read her tweets. She should not say that about His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
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His Holiness the Dalai Lama is a benevolent spiritual leader of Tibet. It does not matter whether you are his student, a Tibetan Christian or a Tibetan Muslim; you can attend the function or teachings by His Holiness. Only His Holiness’s students should maintain samaya with him.
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@roisinelder said that His Holiness the Dalai Lama is the living incarnation of the Buddha of Compassion (Avalokiteshvara/Chenrezig) again. Of course we believe that. Since the Dalai Lama is a Buddha, he can never be hurt or damaged. For sure His Holiness cannot be hurt by anything, hence the samaya issue is nil. Please watch this video. So why is she worried about broken samaya (relationship) and that he can be damaged? This is impossible! Therefore, removing and segregating Dorje Shugden followers from his teachings is illogical. In fact, if Dorje Shugden practitioners are such ‘evil sinners’, then the Buddha of Compassion should welcome, bless them even more so and teach them so that they ‘change’, instead of kicking them out? She contradicted herself repeatedly, which is typical of a combination of anger and ignorant tendencies. Despise the sin and not the sinner as the saying goes. 
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She says she doesn’t segregate people and yet Dorje Shugden people should stay away! That is segregation! Jews should stay away from Nazi Germany. Blacks should stay away from U.S.A. and go back to Africa. Dorje Shugden people have no right to attend Dalai Lama talks, Australian Aborigines should be integrated at the loss of their unique culture and so on. In actuality, her statements is pure religious segregation. Segregation appears in so many forms and none of it should be allowed!
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Saying that His Holiness loves all beings but doesn’t like Dorje Shugden practitioners is very contradictory and goes against his enlightened nature. Dalai Lama loves everyone regardless of race, economy and religion. Therefore Dorje Shugden followers should not be left out.
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After Tsem Rinpoche repeatedly said that His Holiness the Dalai Lama loves us all and accepts us as we are and then @roisinelder say we CAN attend Lamrim teachings by His Holiness Dalai Lama! But she also said clearly that we cannot join in Tantric teachings as our broken samaya will hurt His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Then she says that perhaps Dorje Shugden people can join Tantric initiations by His Holiness Dalai Lama but we should ask first! She changed her stance yet again. When Tsem Rinpoche pointed out how her rude views on twitter, especially on her portrayal of the Dalai Lama is incorrect, she finally calms down and realises that she made His Holiness Dalai Lama look very bad.
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Now she said the Dalai Lama love and accept us for who we are but we are still not allowed in his mandala? His mandala refers to his environment. Why not? Why accept but not allow? This is illogical.
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We should not assume that people are not intelligent and do not have the ability to research information and make an informed decision, especially in this modern internet age.
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Now she says Tsem Rinpoche is well educated. Yes Rinpoche is well versed in Dharma. So why keep calling him ignorant? Certainly Rinpoche would vastly understand samaya, commitment, tantra, practice and Dorje Shugden than most people.
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All Tibetans regardless of whether they are Muslim, non-Buddhist, atheists, Dorje Shugden people, or Bonpos should be allowed to attend the secular talks and functions of the Dalai Lama. For many years, the Dalai Lama has played the dual role of a king, leader and spiritual teacher. He is a benevolent leader because he treats all his Tibetan subjects with equanimity. People should not say he segregates or otherwise. People should not say a certain group of people are not allowed to meet the Dalai Lama or attend his secular events. They should not say he has people removed from his talks because their religion is different than his as @roisinelder is inferring.
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Putting people down goes against the teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, which is to love everyone. @roisinelder seems to thinks that everyone who is a Tibetan Buddhist must automatically be a disciple of His Holiness.
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@roisinelder told people who practice Shugden that they are not allowed to attend the Dalai Lama’s teachings, and yet she said that there is no segregation! There is segregation, pure and simple and of all things, it’s based on religion. They are not allowed to his talks/teachings because of their religion. No other person according to @roisinelder is barred from Dalai Lama’s talks except Shugden people. Why?
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His Holiness promotes embracing everyone, despite race, religion and gender. It does not matter who we are, he loves us. To segregate anyone goes against the very essence of what His Holiness teaches. It is amazing how supporters, followers and students of His Holiness the Dalai Lama can be so vulgar, rude and ill mannered even in a public space. Just because they follow the Dalai Lama does not give them the righteousness over others to do and say as they like. No doubt the Dalai Lama is a great man and worked hard to benefit others, but in reflection to your admiration of him, you should reflect him better. For example if you represent Gandhi or Nelson Mandela to make a point to the opposition, when you are polite, kind and talk in a way that is non-aggressive and respectful, the impact is greater. Also we should not talk with so much anger. Anger for what? Certainly the Dalai Lama does not need anyone to defend him as he is the Buddha of compassion, Avalokitesvara.  It reflects Gandhi or Nelson Mandela better, if you are speaking for them for example, when you take on the manner of communication they espouse in their philosophies which is respect everyone including ‘enemies’. Hence His Holiness the Dalai Lama always asks us to forgive and be tolerant so we should reflect that if we admire him so much and especially if we are his students.

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It is truly sad someone like this person can degrade someone else with such harsh judgments. @roisinelder has no right to criticize another person’s faith, belief systems and religion and yet she does. When you don’t agree with her, she degrades you.

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Here is @roisinelder degrading Geshe Kelsang Gyatso regarding his qualifications. Again, everyone knows from his books what an eminently qualified Geshe and master Geshe Kelsang is. His Holiness the Dalai Lama in fact wrote a foreword to Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s first book prior to the unethical Shugden ban. In the foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, he addresses him as Geshe clearly. In fact, the founder and original head of FPMT, Lama Yeshe knowing the qualifications of Geshe Kelsang invited him to UK in the first place to his own centre to teach. What happened later is irrelevant. Lama Yeshe knew how qualified Geshe Kelsang is and invited him as they are from the same monasteries and nearly the same teachers. It was Lama Yeshe who introduced Geshe Kelsang Gyatso to everyone. Just because Geshe Kelsang refuses to give up his practice of Dorje Shugden he is not a Geshe anymore, expelled from the monastery and is a Chinese agent. This is clear how the Tibetan leadership uses threats, fear tactics and finally expulsion if you don’t do exactly as they say.

The late Lama Yeshe of FPMT invited Geshe Kelsang Gyatso to the United Kingdom. Lama Yeshe found him to be eminently qualified.

The late Lama Yeshe of FPMT invited Geshe Kelsang Gyatso to the United Kingdom. Lama Yeshe found him to be eminently qualified.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s foreword for Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s first book, ‘Buddhism in the Tibetan Tradition’. The Dalai Lama clearly referred to him as a Geshe.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s foreword for Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s first book, ‘Buddhism in the Tibetan Tradition’. The Dalai Lama clearly referred to him as a Geshe.

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Students are educated, they can read, they can do research and they can come to their own conclusions. There is no hiding the Dorje Shugden persecution whatsoever.

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Since @roisinelder says His Holiness the Dalai Lama is a Buddha then how can Dorje Shugden (derogatory name of Shugden: Dolgyal) be not good for him? There is no good or bad as a Buddha cannot be harmed. Such unclear illogic. So can the Dalai Lama be harmed or he cannot be harmed? If he cannot be harmed then he is a Buddha and therefore practicing Dorje Shugden cannot harm him. So what’s the fuss and restrictions of Dorje Shugden practitioners attending his teachings? If he is not a Buddha and therefore he can be harmed by Dorje Shugden that would mean he is an ordinary person. If the Dalai Lama is an ordinary person, then he can make mistakes too. And perhaps the ban is a mistake. That is why prior to 1996 he practiced Dorje Shugden and also composed a prayer to Dorje Shugden. We are not drawing conclusions here whether the Dalai Lama is a Buddha or ordinary person but simply asking for a clear debate. A clear answer. We are saying @roisinelder is switching the argument back and forth to win a point at the expense of so many people’s spirituality. When she cannot win the debate, she berates and uses derogatory language. You can see here the prayer to Dorje Shugden composed by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama who is no other than the Buddha of Compassion and has the wisdom of a Buddha and therefore cannot make mistakes. If he cannot make mistakes, the Dalai Lama’s prayer to Dorje Shugden is not a mistake.

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Now @roisinelder is calling Tsem Rinpoche by more derogatory names. It is interesting, how when you don’t agree with them, they become instantly angry and belligerent yet they say we have religious freedom. They are telling you to follow the Dalai Lama who is the Buddha of compassion, yet their methods show zero compassion or tolerance or understanding. You don’t agree with them, and you are wrong-full stop!  What sort of religious freedom is this when you are berated for your choice always. Who started this. Of course the Tibetan leadership started all this and have their western converts carry on this unethical persecution of religious choice and freedom.

 

The amount of aggression, hatred, ignorance, anger and vulgarity His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is subjected to from this one @roisinelder is reflective of the lack of religious freedom he and millions of his compatriots do not have just because of their religious choice. Since 1996 when the unethical ban against Dorje Shugden started, many high lamas, teachers, meditation masters, monks, nuns have been thrown out of the monasteries forced to form their own. Some of them have lived in the monasteries their whole lives and made much contribution to the monasteries. The lay Dorje Shugden practitioners are forced to leave the Tibetan communities, denied public Tibetan services such as hospitals, schools, traveling documents. These are facts.

Now you think carefully. Dorje Shugden’s practice has been around for 400 years but it is only since 1996, it is suddenly banned. Then the wave of Western Buddhist converts like @roisinelder in the thousands speak against Dorje Shugden practitioners in such a negative manner. But prior to 1996, these Western converts do not know anything about Dorje Shugden. Prior to their conversion to Buddhism, they knew nothing of Tibetan Buddhism either. But why are they so vicious in their attacks? Who planted this in their minds. Who and what group in 1996 enacted this ban and started this whole hate campaign against Dorje Shugden followers? Someone riled up all these Western Shugden haters. In fact this is strictly a Tibetan affair and religious at that and it’s none of anyone’s business. You have to understand that in Central Tibetan Administration’s (CTA and they govern the refugee Tibetans in India) personal website (http://tibet.net/dolgyal-shugden/) they show clearly a section for ‘advising’ against the practice of Dorje Shugden. CTA is the de facto Tibetan Government but in exile and they have a whole section devoted to advise against Shugden practice and inevitable against Shugden practitioners. What democratic government would have a special section in their website devoted to ostracizing one form of spiritual worship within their nation and people? This would create civil unrest. No democratic freed people would put up with this. Then they like to say Dorje Shugden practitioners receive money from China to use Dorje Shugden to create schism within Tibetan communities. Very illogical. Dorje Shugden practice has been around for 400 years and suddenly after 1996, they are agents of the Chinese? But if Tibetan leadership did not ban Dorje Shugden, then there would be no talk of them being agents of the Chinese. For four hundred years, the most highest scholars, erudite masters, yogis and their followers practiced Dorje Shugden in the millions. The great Sakya and Gelug monasteries practiced Dorje Shugden and it is impossible for four hundred years the millions who practiced in Tibet prior to 1996 were all Chinese agents! Totally ridiculously flawed logic. Let’s have an experiment. Remove the ban against Shugden followers with immediate effect and see where the Dorje Shugden followers gravitate towards? China or Dalai Lama. Until the ban is removed, ignorant western Buddhist converts zealous against Shugden followers will never know the truth of the matter.

This blog post is not to target @roisinelder but to show the world how some people take religion wrongly and hurt others. This post is for strictly educational purposes and we have no intentions of offending anyone. But since @roisinelder has attacked His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche without any provocations, it is a good example to share with how many attacks we have suffered because of our religion via social media in this case. Not only Tsem Rinpoche, but also thousands of practitioners of Dorje Shugden have suffered violence, hatred, expulsion or some sort of segregation. This is happening now and it is still ongoing. This blog post is to highlight the sufferings of a group of people because of their religion differing from what is ‘accepted’. We sincerely thank the people of www.tsemrinpoche.com for allowing us this article.

The fact is simple, all should have religious freedom. These people who support His Holiness the Dalai Lama should continue supporting him and his religion but do not use him to spout hatred towards others. Do not hide behind the robes of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and then be so righteous and condemn others viciously.  This does not make the Dalai Lama look good at all. They themselves do not reflect His Holiness the Dalai Lama well at all. His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche and everyone on this website deeply respect His Holiness the Dalai Lama. If the Dalai Lama would allow, we would attend his secular talks. We all very much wish His Holiness well and a very long life always. We make prayers for this. This blog post is about the people who use the Dalai Lama’s name to spout venomous hatred and this should stop. His Holiness is a man of peace, love and is Avalokitesvara. We should not only defend His Holiness the Dalai Lama, but we should take his teachings to heart and be a gentler, kinder and more of a tolerant person as he has taught for half a century now. His Holiness the Dalai Lama teaches us to let go of anger, hatred and intolerance and we should do so starting immediately. We wish @roisinelder peace but we hope people like her would practice what they admire. Everyone deserves and should have religious freedom and all forms of religious worship should be accepted and no one should be intolerant of another’s faith. This is the 21 century and the world is a much smaller place and we all need peace and make earth a zone of peace. Religion can damage this peace if not used correctly. We should never use religion for creating differences, hatred and conflicts. May His Holiness the Dalai Lama be well, live long and continue to shine his light on us.

Sincerely,
Valentina Suhendra and Joy Kam

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  1. Joy Kam on Jul 22, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    Antique Pelden Lhamo thangka with sacred Dorje Shugden at the bottom right. Can see Tsongkapa and Guru Rinpoche on the top also. Beautiful and holy.

  2. Valentina Suhendra on Jan 24, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    In this video, a nice couple is being targeted and attacked just because they are pagan faith. They are Wiccan and the nice lady is a practising elemental witch, but they are being perceived to be bad people and hurting children, although none of that is true and they are being attacked for their faith. This is also another example of what Dorje Shugden people go through especially in Dharamsala, India because the Tibetan Leadership has put a notice on their official site stating that Shugden practitioners are bad and demon worshippers which is completely untrue. Hence, daily Shugden practitioners are being persecuted and if you are not there in Dharamsala, you get online abuse like what H.E. Tsem Rinpoche receives daily as well as myself and other Kecharians who are openly practising what our Guru gave us.

    Is this kind of discrimination and violence acceptable in this day and age when there is religious freedom? Why are these people allowed to do this crime? Why is the Tibetan Leadership acting like a dictatorship and attacking others of a different faith? They do it indirectly and encourage this hatred because they do nothing, say nothing and have a page talking against Shugden on their official website. That is a clear indication there is a ban and discrimination against Shugden people.

    http://video.tsemtulku.com/chat-videos/chat-1516798075.mp4


  3. Valentina Suhendra on Jan 24, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    In this video is a police officer being discriminated for his Wiccan religion and he is going to sue the state because he was told it was mandatory for him to attend a Christian gathering. There is supposed to be freedom of religion, so why is it okay for a group of people to force other people to join, pray and believe their religion? And what gives them the authority to tell people what to believe or not to believe in? This is a dictatorship type of leadership, not a democratic one at all. And this is exactly the same question I would like to ask the Tibetan Leadership and those who come on our social media wall to abuse us and call us names and vulgarities because we practice Dorje Shugden. Watch what the guy says in the video.

    http://video.tsemtulku.com/chat-videos/chat-1516798026.mp4


  4. Valentina Suhendra on Jan 24, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    I’ve just attached a video here on a lady reading about “the Persecution of Women in Witchcraft”. It is stated that in the early 16th century there was a mass execution of witchcraft. In the year 1515 in Geneva Switzerland, they burned 500 witches at the stake.In 1526, 1000 witches in Italy were executed. In 1571 witch hunt spreads across France.In total it is estimated from 1500 – 1600, there were 50 – 80,000 suspected witches executed.

    Religious persecution in any way is wrong, look at how many lives were taken because people decide to discriminate on others and persecute them just because they do not follow your belief system. This is exactly what Dorje Shugden practitioners are facing today as well when the Tibetan leadership keeps on harping and silently encouraging their people to discriminate and ostracised Shugden practitioners which we can see from all the above online abuse. Is this okay in this 21st century, is this what H.H. the Dalai Lama advocates – religious tolerance? I think not.

    http://video.tsemtulku.com/chat-videos/chat-1516797992.mp4


  5. Pastor Adeline Woon on Jan 24, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    Everyone has rights to practise what they like. Those who practise witchcraft has their rights to practise but they are not allowed to voice out their concerns, fearing to be treated differently just like most Dorje Shugden people.
    http://video.tsemtulku.com/chat-videos/chat-1516798931.mp4


  6. Pastor Adeline Woon on Jan 24, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    Taken away the rights to purchase items for witchcraft is the same as burning the witch for practising their religion. It is just a manifestation of different types of witch hunt and banning the sale of certain items is the same as stopping them from practising a certain ritual that is the same as taking their rights away. This scenario is the same as what Dorje Shugden people face also.
    http://video.tsemtulku.com/chat-videos/chat-1516798088.mp4


  7. Pastor Adeline Woon on Jan 24, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    This is another proof of discrimination that is similar to Dorje Shugden people. The witchcraft people do not get to purchase their religious practise items online because there is no law that protects their rights on what they can purchase and what not they cannot.
    http://video.tsemtulku.com/chat-videos/chat-1516797979.mp4


  8. Pastor Shin Tan on Jan 24, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    Despite the founding fathers’ effort to give Americans religious freedom, the Wiccans and Pagans are denied their right, such as to have Chaplains to perform ceremonies, receiving books and materials and so on in prison. It is not fair and this is the kind of discrimination Dorje Shugden practitioners faces. Tibetans in exile are supposed to be ruled under democracy, but they are denied their rights of religious freedom. This is not fair.

    http://video.tsemtulku.com/chat-videos/chat-1516797960.mp4


  9. Pastor Shin Tan on Jan 24, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    This is another example of religious discrimination. Wicca was accused to be related to Satan, which is not true. Wiccans are being rejected from being able to participate in the governmental system as they are not a member of the mainstream Judeo-Christian religion.Similarly, Dorje Shugden is accused to be a demon/ evil spirit, and that Shugden practitioners are not allowed to participate in the system – they cannot work in governmental jobs, they are denied travel documents, they are not denied medical treatment, and the members of the public are advised to not be associated with them.

    http://video.tsemtulku.com/chat-videos/chat-1516797909.mp4


  10. Pastor Shin Tan on Jan 24, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    This video shows how Christians in Nigeria face enormous persecution, similar to what Dorje Shugden people are facing.Just like what Bishop Mike Moses said in the video, they are being persecuted “in your own country, your own community”, and that’s worse than being persecuted by others.

    http://video.tsemtulku.com/chat-videos/chat-1516797726.mp4


  11. Valentina Suhendra on Jan 24, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    Pagan man talks about freedom of religion choices

    Religious freedom should be applicable to all including Pagan practitioners and atheists

    http://video.tsemtulku.com/chat-videos/chat-1516796937.mp4


    • Valentina Suhendra on Jan 24, 2018 at 10:07 pm

      This man’s dilemma is similar to what Dorje Shugden practitioners are experiencing. Even if the Dalai Lama has discouraged Dorje Shugden practice, those who choose to retain their practice should still have the right to do so without being penalized, without being discriminated, abused, attacked and harassed day in day out. Religious Freedom is every human’s right and should be respected, when the Tibetan Leadership stay silent when Shugden practitioners are being attacked, it is clear they condone it. So how can Tibetan Leadership claim to be democratic when they are not and how can they point the finger and blame others for human rights abuse when they do so themselves with their very own people? Illogical, injustice and unacceptable in this day and age!

  12. Valentina Suhendra on Jan 24, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    Oklahoma Pagan suffer Discrimination

    A lady witch suffers discrimination after being found out that she is a witch.

    http://video.tsemtulku.com/chat-videos/chat-1516796905.mp4


    • Valentina Suhendra on Jan 24, 2018 at 10:07 pm

      This is similar to what Dorje Shugden practitioners are experiencing in Tibetan settlements. Once they are found out that they are a Dorje Shugden practitioner, they would be a target for discrimination (e.g., denied service in the public places), some even target attacked. And if you are not in Dharamsala, you will be targeted and attacked online with vulgarities and all kinds of derogatory slurs.

  13. Valentina Suhendra on Jan 24, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    Messianic Jews Persecuted

    In 2005, a large number of protestors crashed the Messianic Jews Christmas eve celebration and told them to go back to Gaza.

    http://video.tsemtulku.com/chat-videos/chat-1516796866.mp4


    • Valentina Suhendra on Jan 24, 2018 at 10:07 pm

      Any form of discrimination is wrong and should be discouraged and stopped. How can we discriminate people base on their religion, just because we dislike their religion? This is pure prejudice and hatred, so how can this be considered good and right for those executing such persecution? And this is exactly the same mentality the Tibetan Leadership has and encourage their people to attack Shugden practitioners. This is the kind of hatred that cause division, war, and suffering. How can one religion claim to be better than the other in the name of “God”? How can this be considered compassion?

  14. Valentina Suhendra on Oct 22, 2017 at 11:17 pm

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  15. MartinC on Feb 9, 2017 at 3:57 am

    This comment by ‘Suzy in Hawaii’ left on Tsem Rinpoche’s YouTube is a clear indication that sentiments towards Dorje Shugden are changing for the better. Rinpoche has worked very hard to disseminate accurate information about the Protector practice and it looks like minds are shifting. Very encouraging development. See here-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4&t=11s

    Suzy

  16. shane Jayasuriya on Dec 12, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    Its sad to see and hear people have this kind of mind set.. some say they practice dharma but why mind set is like that..

  17. Wan Wai Meng on Dec 5, 2016 at 1:25 am

    It is a common occurrence, that anti Dorje Shugden think if they are ‘right’ they can do and say as they please, its almost like they can do as they please and karma does not apply anymore.

    I do hope, if people want to represent the Dalai Lama, they should represent him so that it does not tarnish the Dalai Lama’s reputation.

  18. Samfoonheei on Nov 22, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    We got to increase our faith and understand more before saying things that was not true and logic.Why is this lady Roisin Elder putting the Dalai Lama down. Everyone deserves and should have religious freedom .
    Respect our Master always whether we like or not to hear what they are teaching.Different Master have different view but we should not condemn the other as a Buddhist.Anger and ignorant is bad for our mind, will then creates problems to arise .Rinpoche always teaches us to let go of anger, hatred and intolerance.,be kind,loving ,caring and compassion
    Thanks you Valentina Suhendra and Joy Kam.

  19. TekLee on Oct 27, 2016 at 2:49 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing. It’s really sad to see some people with ignorant and hatred mind, they have no idea what they are attacking, who they are insulting and why they want to do this. Their attacks, their insults, are simply base on anger, ignorant, without any facts and evidence, and obviously, she’s confused.
    I learnt something from this blog, although I am not good at words and comments, but after reading this, I know when we attack something or someone, we must base on something relevant, train our mind calm, not to simply pick on individuals without any facts and evidence. And, it clearly can see some people who leave nasty comments on Rinpoche’s posts, are those don’t have dharma knowledge, don’t know the truth and facts, with ignorant and anger mind, or some maybe not even Buddhist.
    Thank you again Rinpoche for the sharing. It’s really an eye opener that, really got this kind of people in the world, that simply shoot and attack just simply based on their own feeling and anger. This show how ignorant are these people’s mind nowadays. May they all be blessed. _/\_

  20. Echeah on Oct 17, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    OMG, Roisin Elder does sound totally confused. She contradicts herself in her web of insults. She says the Dalai Lama is the Buddha of compassion and on the same breath, says he evicts people from his teachings because they practice Dorje Shugden and excludes them from his Mandala. Is she in his Mandala to be able to know that?

    She seems to claim to know the Lamrim and thinks that we don’t and says we should go read it. But her stand does not reflect the Lamrim, and does she know that the teachings of Tsem Tulku Rinpoche is based ON the Lamrim and Dorje Shugden protects those teachings? What is she talking about?

    She paints all Dorje Shugden practitioners with one broad stroke and uses the term NKT generically and negatively though we have no connection with them.

    She is so seething in hatred and anger, so blinded by ignorance and negativity, I feel sorry for her.

    But I thank Roisin for giving us more hits. And out of her vitriol, a whole dharma teaching has evolved. That is one positive outcome, thank you! At least it is clear how a true dharma practitioner should and should not behave and why we should not so quickly condemn and deprecate anyone in the public domain without basis as we then open up the state of our deluded minds for everyone to see. Not wise.

  21. Pavara Lam on Oct 3, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    I am really surprised that somebody who is so protective of the Dalai Lama can also be extremely rude and biased. I am pretty sure the Dalai Lama never told his students to be rude and self centered.

    Ms Roisin wasn’t just insulting a normal person, she insulted a highly attained Lama!! It was absolutely clear that she was in the wrong and yet she kept ranting on and on about the same thing over and over again.

    I really hope that Ms Roisin will seek forgiveness and not repeat this act again..

    • Valentina Suhendra on Oct 21, 2016 at 1:04 am

      Dear Pavara

      Thank you for your comment. I agree with you re: Ms. Roisin’s comment. She was very rude and extremely bias. However, the purpose of this article is not to pick on Ms Roisin as she is only one of many. It was meant for us to learn how to respond to criticism politely in a civilise manner :).

      Valentina

  22. Datuk May on Sep 18, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    It is such an honour to have HE the 25th Tsem Rinpoche as my Guru, as I read from this post Rinpoche’s graciousness and kindness in trying to correct the views of Roisin Elder who is twisted by anger and hatred and complete disrespect.

    It is sad that HE the 25th Tsem Rinpoche has to deal with such an example of complete vulgarities and rudeness just because of His belief in the Protector of this time, Dorje Shugden.

    Let us respect and honour Great Teachers whether or not we like to hear what they are teaching.

    This post also articulate the wrongful prejudice against Dorje Shugden practitioners.

  23. Choong on Sep 17, 2016 at 12:49 am

    This person is a natural “smartypants” but he or she can’t get away with it when faced with a trained logician.

    The article below I think quite accurately describes whomever is behind these evil tweets.

    “The problem with smart people is that they like to be right and sometimes will defend ideas to the death rather than admit they’re wrong. This is bad. Worse, if they got away with it when they were young (say, because they were smarter than their parents, their friends, and their parent’s friends) they’ve probably built an ego around being right, and will therefore defend their perfect record of invented righteousness to the death. Smart people often fall into the trap of preferring to be right even if it’s based in delusion, or results in them, or their loved ones, becoming miserable. (Somewhere in your town there is a row of graves at the cemetery, called smartypants lane, filled with people who were buried at poorly attended funerals, whose headstones say “Well, at least I was right.”)

    Until they come face to face with someone who is tenacious enough to dissect their logic, and resilient enough to endure the thinly veiled intellectual abuse they dish out during debate.”

    http://scottberkun.com/essays/40-why-smart-people-defend-bad-ideas/

  24. Sharon Ong on Sep 16, 2016 at 11:46 pm

    Thank you, Valentina and Joy for posting this as I learnt a few things that we should remember when engaging with anyone on a social media platform such as Twitter.
    1) We should ALWAYS be very careful with our choice of words and tone.
    2) Our Tweets should be of value and will bring some benefit to the readers.
    3) We must respect other’s views and agree to disagree.
    4) Good manners and kindness will never hurt.
    5) When one has insufficient knowledge or information, it is better not to post anything as it may not only reflect poorly on oneself but can reflect on one’s teacher or organisation.

    It is a shame to see someone who professes to be a practitioner, get on the religious high horse and talks down to another. By trying to impose his/her views on another via harsh and disparaging speech is itself one of the 10 non-virtues as pointed out so aptly by Bradley Kassian in his comment. What makes it even worse is that the person that the harsh speech is directed to is a man of robes and a highly attained one too.

    From this exchange between Rinpoche and @roisinelder, I feel that a healthy debate is a good thing when both parties engage in informative and educational exchanges in a friendly manner. However, when one party is using harsh speech and hateful words, it reflects not only his/her skills (or lack of) as a debater but also as a practitioner of whichever chosen religion. Actions of such practitioners are detrimental to not only himself/herself but also to the religious organisation (s)he belongs too and his/her leader/spiritual guide.

  25. Jennifer Yuen on Sep 16, 2016 at 11:42 pm

    Arrogance and ignorance at play together can be deadly. It shuts the mind from listening and using logic to analyse information received. Prejudice is what it becomes eventually. Roisin Elder claimed she read widely, but her replies did not reflect her knowledge. She is not just disrespectful to Tsem Rinpoche but many high masters who have acknowledged Rinpoche’s incarnation including HH Dalai Lama. I hope that she would come out of it. May this article helps us to learn to be kind to others regardless of situations and practice the precious teachings from Rinpoche.

  26. Sofi on Sep 16, 2016 at 5:43 am

    Wow! From this article two things stand out so glaringly…ignorance & compassion. Roisin Elder’s ignorance really stood out as she continuously go back & forth with her “debates” (I would personally say its more like accusations) without getting her facts right and wrong views. Comments by Bradley Kassian sums up so well how a practitioner should watch one’s speech and Roisin Elder would do well to heed his advice. She is a very good example of how important a qualified Guru is to our practice of gaining real wisdom and compassion. And I do pray that Lord Dorje Shugden will help her in his compassion that she does not continue committing such negative karma.

    Compassion is what Rinpoche had showered on her with his skilful replies to teach her real respect for the Dalai Lama. Rinpoche had so patiently replied to her although she kept throwing her wrong views at him in rude and vulgar accusations. If Roisin Elder had a Guru to guide her in understanding the teachings of real Dharma, then she would have realised the kindness of Rinpoche had for her.

    Rinpoche had always been respectful to the Dalai Lama from the very first time I saw him. He would put his hands together in respect whenever the name Dalai Lama was said by him or others. Although the Dalai Lama and Rinpoche may have differing views on Protector Dorje Shugden, our Guru had always taught us to be polite and kind in our speech in replies to attacks from others. Our Guru had given us the precious Dharma and being students, we should apply it in our practices as we are reflections of our Guru. We are most certainly not members of some cult as our Guru always encourage us to read and learn so that we gain more knowledge if not wisdom. In other words, we have the full freedom to learn and practice our spirituality and to remain in ignorance or to pursue higher attainments is our free choice. Our Guru loves us just as much and of course worry for our continual suffering in samsara. Why wouldn’t I stay with my precious Guru who has all the enlightened nature of a Buddha? Hey, with such a Guru, even if it is a cult, sign me up for membership, in blood if you need.

    Thank you Valentina and Joy for this article that brings to our attention of the accusations, abuse and threats that Rinpoche had to face every day. No one should be invaded and subjected to receive such vulgarity (I must say Roisin Elder was quite mild compared to some I saw which has the ability to make me cringe) on a daily basis, what more someone who is one with the Buddha like our Guru, H.E. the 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche. Thank you Rinpoche for your endless compassion towards all sentient beings and may you live very long to continue teaching and guiding us out of our self inflicted delusion and ignorance. _()_

  27. Bradley Kassian on Sep 15, 2016 at 11:55 pm

    Horrible, is all I can describe from the verbalizations coming from @roisinelder. Is this how you would treat your family, friends, coworkers, or kids? Disgusting display, on their part. This makes me feel very ashamed since I am a westerner myself. Coming onto someone else’s twitter page and trying to aggressively berate them is an action of an internet troll & a bully who clearly has too much time on their hands to spread hatred. Just because you have some set viewpoint and see things from your own limited understanding does not give you the right to harass another online or offline. How does their actions represent the Dalai Lama or his viewpoints? Would the Dalai Lama attack someone through this divisive/harsh speech which @roisinelder displayed?

    Want to get back to what the Buddha taught? Then please @roisinelder review what Buddha Shakyamuni taught. Right Speech is the third of the eight path factors in the Noble Eightfold Path. Buddha defined this in this manner: “And what is right speech? Abstaining from lying, from divisive speech, from abusive speech, & from idle chatter: This is called right speech.” – That is found in the Samyutta Nikāya 45.8.

    Buddha Shakyamuni went on to describe what constitutes right speech: “Monks, a statement endowed with five factors is well-spoken, not ill-spoken. It is blameless & unfaulted by knowledgeable people. Which five?

    “It is spoken at the right time. It is spoken in truth. It is spoken affectionately. It is spoken beneficially. It is spoken with a mind of good-will.” That is found in the Anguttara Nikāya 5.198.

    Buddha Shakyamuni goes on to explain again this concept of right speech in other sutras, one of which reads: “One should speak only that word by which one would not torment oneself nor harm others. That word is indeed well spoken.

    “One should speak only pleasant words, words which are acceptable (to others). What one speaks without bringing evils to others is pleasant.”
    — Thag 21

    Buddha again addresses Right Speech in the form of practice and reflection on what should be done before, during and after speaking. He does so in what is the Majjhima Nikaya : [The Buddha speaks to his son, Rahula:] “Whenever you want to perform a verbal act, you should reflect on it: ‘This verbal act I want to perform — would it lead to self-affliction, to the affliction of others, or to both? Is it an unskillful verbal act, with painful consequences, painful results?’ If, on reflection, you know that it would lead to self-affliction, to the affliction of others, or to both; it would be an unskillful verbal act with painful consequences, painful results, then any verbal act of that sort is absolutely unfit for you to do. But if on reflection you know that it would not cause affliction… it would be a skillful verbal action with happy consequences, happy results, then any verbal act of that sort is fit for you to do.

    “While you are performing a verbal act, you should reflect on it: ‘This verbal act I am doing — is it leading to self-affliction, to the affliction of others, or to both? Is it an unskillful verbal act, with painful consequences, painful results?’ If, on reflection, you know that it is leading to self-affliction, to the affliction of others, or to both… you should give it up. But if on reflection you know that it is not… you may continue with it.

    “Having performed a verbal act, you should reflect on it… If, on reflection, you know that it led to self-affliction, to the affliction of others, or to both; it was an unskillful verbal act with painful consequences, painful results, then you should confess it, reveal it, lay it open to the Teacher or to a knowledgeable companion in the holy life. Having confessed it… you should exercise restraint in the future. But if on reflection you know that it did not lead to affliction… it was a skillful verbal action with happy consequences, happy results, then you should stay mentally refreshed and joyful, training day and night in skillful mental qualities.”

    I confess my understanding is not on a scholarly level, but I strive to understand & practice the most basic pricinples Buddha taught. In the form of Tibetan Buddhism we have the condensation of all his teachings in the Lam Rim. It does not matter which Lam Rim book you look at each one of them sources the information they contain at the back, and what sutras the information comes from, so to suggest someone like H.E. Tsem Rinpoche or even Geshe Kelsang Gyatso limits what their students can read is wrong view.

    H.E. Tsem Rinpoche works tirelessly to bring dharma to all he can, and never saids anything bad about His Holiness the Dalai Lama. His actions of Body, Speech, and Mind always reflect and emulate what he wants his students or anyone close to him to achieve. To become better, kinder, more compassionate human beings. To develop loving kindness, bodhichitta, the full view of shunyata, equanimity, joy, patience perseverance, wisdom, to gain merits, and purify their karma. He has always been consistent in his speech, and dharma talks. He stresses very highly Lam Rim, longjong, and guru devotion. The fundamentals for attainments to arise, for without the Guru they would not arise. Every single teaching he gives he always encourges his students to analyze, discuss, debate, and most importantly critically think about the topic at hand, and then finally apply what was taught. Is that an action of someone who runs a cult??? For anyone that reads this please stop and reflect on that last sentence. I have seen repeatedly H.E Tsem Rinpoche accused of running a cult, but the actions he himself, and the Kechara Organization do are clearly the opposite in nature. Cults limit information, and social interactions through cocersion, threats, violence, shaming, and many underhanded methods.

    So to attack him on a social media platform over a simple hashtag and because of a particular practice given to him by his Root Guru, like that of the practice of Dorje Shugden who is none other than Manjushri/Tsongkhapa is wrong, it helps no one, and only pushes you further from enlightenment. Not everyone has samaya with his Holiness the Dalai Lama, but if we have samaya with another guru like H.E Tsem Rinpoche, or Geshe Kelsang Gyatso then we should do everything in our power to maintain clean samaya as it is the most precious thing we can have in samsara, for the guru can help liberate us by giving us teachings, methods, and practices that are only beneficial. So if anyone takes anything at all out of this long winded comment by me, then please watch your speech and practice Right Speech which Buddha Shakyamuni taught, and not slander, lie, defame, insult, or create divisive speech but promote a peaceful, harmonious, conducive, conductive environment for everyone, and especially the dharma. So it may grow, and flourish in this world and remain a long time. Do not attack monks, but keep an open mind. You never know, if you do, something good might stick. 😉

    • Valentina Suhendra on Sep 17, 2016 at 3:49 am

      Dear Bradley

      First of all, I would like to thank you for your comprehensive comment because it is a reflection on how much you appreciated our work. Tsem Rinpoche always welcome a healthy debate, but I have to admit that @roisinelder was using vulgar language toward Tsem Rinpoche and therefore she purposely tried to act like a bully and make Tsem Rinpoche looks bad. But I think she miscalculated something, she claimed that she represented the Dalai Lama and to have a lot of faith in him. However, her action showed that she does not have much faith in the Dalai Lama. And the fact that she was using vulgar language like calling Tsem Rinpoche a “spoilt brat” is making the Dalai Lama look bad. The following are some examples.

      There are indications that @roisinelder’s faith in the Dalai Lama is bogus. However, her action was on the contrary. If she did have faith in the Dalai Lama and believe that he is a Chenrezig, then why does she is convinced that Dorje Shugden can harm the Dalai Lama who is the emanation of an enlightened being. What sort of faith that she is having then?

      @Roisinelder made false accusation. Another note, she repeatedly claimed that Tsem Rinpoche is part of NKT and hate the Dalai Lama. Tsem Rinpoche definitely is not part of NKT and never speak badly of the Dalai Lama. There is nothing in his language that indicates Tsem Rinpoche is against the Dalai Lama.

      @roisinelder also think very lowly of Tsem Rinpoche’s students by saying Tsem Rinpoche has low intelligence and limited access to information. Another ignorant comment from her.

      I just think that it is important to post these exchanges between Tsem Rinpoche and @roisinelder to illustrate what Tsem Rinpoche and other DS Lamas are going through on daily basis as a Dorje Shugden practitioners.

      Valentina

  28. Paul Yap on Sep 15, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    I hope #roisinelder and people with similar mind set has learn new knowledge and information from H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s teaching. When we say we support HH the 14th Dalai Lama or claim to be his student, we should represent him well, because H.H. is a Bodhisattva, we should emulate his loving kindness and generosity. When we say we are a Buddhist, then we should act accord to a proper Buddhist conduct, hold our vows, watch our body, speech and mind. If we are matured enough to understand this and yet we still continue with the bad behaviour, with slandering, divisive speech and creating non stop schism, then these people are up to no good. It seems that they might have specific intention and task to damage others by repeating their bad behaviour day and night. Why are these people so malicious? Who hired you and what is your agenda?

  29. Vinnie Tan on Sep 15, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    Look at this tweet that @EnquirySelf wrote to Rinpoche about this post. It is just heart warming to see comments like this.

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  30. Lew on Sep 15, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    Thank you Valentina and Joy for composing this article. I agree with what is written in this article that many people make sweeping statements about Dorje Shguden practitioners are evil, cult and China supporter. They didn’t do their homework well by grouping all Dorje Shugden practitioners as NKT (no disrespect to NKT).

    Furthermore, this lady @roisinelder lives in the England who is supposedly born with the ceoncept of religious freedom, and yet she does not hesitate to launch vulgar and vicious attacks to someone she doesn’t know. From this, we can already see the amount of hatred that has been implanted to many people, and many are Buddhists(just like @roisinelder).

    Can you imagine that people become a Buddhist only to become have more hatred? Does it make sense? Why is it happening? Do people like @roisinelder even realise this fundamental issue? Buddhism is about getting rid of hatred and be kind to everyone, but people like @roisinelder become a Buddhist and they become more vengeful & vicious?

    I feel something is really wrong here, and we need to fix it very soon. This blaming of Dorje Shugden is really unhealthy for Buddhism as a whole, as it results in something that is totally against the Buddha’s teaching.

    Wit the recent video of HH Dalai Lama saying that He cannot be harmed by Dorje Shugden (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-f8GpxvfUA), I pray this is the start of the lifting of the ban, and people can all unite again.

  31. Fong on Sep 15, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    People will believe what they want to believe sometimes. In this case, this lady merely wants to ingratiate herself to the Dalai Lama’s group. unfortunately, she is ill informed and have no firm grasp of the situation that was propagandize by others.

    The Dalai Lama has always taught love and compassion and the middle way. The Dalai Lama is also the winner of the Noble Peace Prize and would be most askance at the hostile manner this supposed followers of his, is behaving.

    May I learn the dharma from my lama well and be able to apply it in my everyday life well as my most supreme of offering to my lama.

    • Valentina Suhendra on Sep 16, 2016 at 10:59 am

      Dear Fong

      Thank you for your comments. I think it is important to remember that the purpose of this post is not to pick on @roisinelder. She is one of the many self-proclaimed followers of the Dalai Lama, who think that they have the right to police others and harass those who opt to exercise their religious freedom.

      Not only they harass other people and make incorrect accusations on public notice board like Twitter, they also reflect badly on the Dalai Lama. Indirectly, they accused the Dalai Lama of segregating his own people. If these so called self-proclaimed followers of the Dalai Lama really care about him, they will stop using His Holiness’s name to police others and being so judgemental.

      Valentina

  32. Jen on Sep 15, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    I wish that Ms. Roisin Elder learns the good qualities of kindness and compassion from the Dalai Lama instead of blindly following Him. I hope that this debate would open up her mind and allow her to make deep contemplation as well as taking refuge in the Buddha, dharma and sangha in future.

    • Joy Kam on Sep 16, 2016 at 5:03 pm

      Dear Jan,

      Thank you for your comment and I am glad you see the illogical and rudeness of Ms Roisin Elder. There are many out there who have differing views with us, but it does not give us the right to be rude, judgemental and unkind to others. Worst still when you claim to be a fan of someone as holy as the Dalai Lama. It really paints His Holiness in a bad light because if this was the kind of people who follows the Dalai Lama, then one would wonder what is the Dalai Lama teaching and why does He allow such behaviours in his followers. I also hope she will calm down and from this realise how wrong it is to discriminate and infringe on other people’s spiritual choice.

      Goes to show there are many “blind faith” followers and not necessary real practitioners, unfortunately.

  33. Edwin Tan on Sep 15, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    Dear Valentina and Joy,

    Thank you for taking time to meticulously put up the twitter debate between our Guru His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche and Roisin Elder.

    Rinpoche has always been teaching us to answer with compassion and wisdom to haters of Dorje Shugden, to people who do not really understand the situation and persecution.

    From the lack of research and understanding of our Guru made Roisin Elder looked somewhat ill-informed.

    This persecution is real. The vulgarities, profanities, abuses, hate words are real. Drove Shugden practitioners are constantly facing these perils, and especially high Lamas [like Rinpoche] are subjected to harsher, worse remarks and snide.

    I do seek the understanding of those who do not know the real situation to learn more from Rinpoche’s blog or go to http://www.dorjeshugen.org.

    What these “fanatical” followers of His Holiness the Dalai Lama do not know is that constantly hurling abuses at Dorje Shugden practitioners only make HHDL look bad, as what your article clearly states.

    I wish for the best for the ignorants ones and for the lift of the ban soonest!

    Thank you.

  34. Chris Chong on Sep 15, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    From the exchanges of tweets, it is very clear that this lady @roisinelder have little understanding if the Dalai Lama and Dharma. She talks as if she knows it well but from her tweets I can actually see she know little of everything and acts like she knows it all.

    Her tweets contradicts with each other and her closed minded thinking is a clear example of ignorance. We should learn dharma with an open mind and not being stubborn on our own perceptions. Furthermore, using harsh words and vulgarities on a member of the ordained community shows that she has no respect for Buddha, dharma and Sangha.

  35. sonny tan on Sep 15, 2016 at 11:11 am

    From the twitter exchange between Rinpoche and this #roisinelder it is very clear that #roisinelder has very little knowledge on Tibetan Buddhism as well as tantric teaching. The beating around the bush exchange by #roisinelder is pretty annoying to read and Rinpoche is kind enough to engage #roisinelder and patiently explaining the matter in a logical way but apparently #roisinelder has shut itself in a dark corner and not open to a more intellectual level. I believe Rinpoche purpose is not to prove anything but helping #roisinelder clear the dark cloud that is hovering over the head.
    I would advise #roisinelder not to hide behind Twitter and be brave enough to come out and debate openly about the distorted and misguided misgivings #roisinelder mind on Tibetan Buddhism. If #roisinelder is afraid and not prepare to do so it only reflects on how small #roisinelder mind is and only revolving around on what #roisinelder believes to be right and not accepting others opinions.
    #roisinelder concept of the moon is square in shape and no matter how hard one may try to make #roisinelder believe that it is round the mind has already being put into deep slumber land and only #roisinelder can only make itself wake up and start to realize that daylight has arrived.

    • Valentina Suhendra on Sep 16, 2016 at 9:37 pm

      Dear Sonny

      Thank you for your comments. I agree with you that @roisinelder seemed to have shut herself on an intellectual level and not open to an intellectual discussion. She also seemed to have a very low opinion of the intelligence level of Tsem Rinpoche’s students by implying that we have been influenced blindly by our teacher.

      In truth, Rinpoche always advised us to study and learned as much as we can to increase our faith and understanding. When I was first introduced into Dorje Shugden practice, Rinpoche encouraged me to research about Dorje Shugden myself because only with understanding my faith will be stronger. It is amazing that someone like @roisinelder who does not know much about Tsem Rinpoche and Kecharians can make such a degrading comments about us.

      @roisinelder is definitely not a good reflection of the Dalai Lama.

      Valentina

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  • Lin Mun
    Monday, Jul 23. 2018 11:14 PM
    Interesting to learn about the various plants and herbs and the many benefits it bring. Never thought incense can be natural method to help healing and purification. Everything natural is always good for us. Hope more people would purchase incense made from natural resource and not made from chemical as it will harm our health. Thank you Pastor Antoinette for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/herbs-used-to-purify-the-environment.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 23. 2018 01:55 PM
    Great article ….. to know better knowledge on Dorje Shugden’s mandala and entourage. Very informative and very helpful for those who are new to Dorje Shugden like me. I will continue to read from time to time to get abetter insight of it . To have a better understandings of the mandala will help us in our visualisation.
    Dorje Shugden is an enlightened being and the emanation of Bodhisattva Manjushri, and not a evil as claimed by some.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David Lai for this informative write up.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugden-mandala.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 23. 2018 01:54 PM
    Inspiring and profound teachings . What ever you have taught and I have learned really kept me going that have in fact changed my life in many ways I came across. Truly have inspired me to read more of Rinpoche’s teaching and more Buddhism books. Each of it have increase my knowledge of Buddhism which I never got a chance to read those days.
    (Never say “I CAN’T change”, never say “It’s TOO LATE to change”,
    You CAN change, you CAN transform, you CAN improve…).quoted
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/tendencies.html
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Monday, Jul 23. 2018 12:58 AM
    Someone asked how I would describe my teacher Tsem Tulku Rinpoche and that got me thinking for quite a few days.

    I think there can be many descriptions and much depends on what lens of purity you can afford to see from.

    But Tsem Rinpoche is a living rebellion against our karma, completely insubordinate to the diktats of Samsara, intensely wrathful against the ravages of our poisoned mind, with a kindness so palpable that it can choke you and abruptly awaken you from your etherised state and a phenomenon who lived his life in such a pure way that you can take whatever aspects of his life and see the complete dharma in it, conveyed in a manner and language you need to hear at the moment.

    From MC
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    Listening to the chanting of sacred words, melodies, mantras, sutras and prayers has a very powerful healing effect on our outer and inner environments. It clears the chakras, spiritual toxins, the path where our ‘chi’ travels within our bodies for health as well as clear the mind. It is soothing, relaxing but at the same time invigorates us with positive energy. The sacred sounds invite positive beings to inhabit our environment, expels negative beings and brings the sound of growth to the land, animals, water and plants. Sacred chants bless all living beings on our land as well as inanimate objects. Do download and play while in traffic to relax, when you are about to sleep, during meditation, or during stress or just anytime. Great to play for animals and children. Share with friends the blessing of a full Dorje Shugden puja performed at Kechara Forest Retreat by our puja department for the benefit of others. Tsem Rinpoche Listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbzgskLKxT8
  • Lin Mun
    Sunday, Jul 22. 2018 10:02 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article. It is a good example for us to detach from material belongings. Many people would prefer to opt for enjoyment in life especially when they are rich but Ajahn Siripanno showed us that material wealth is not the most important thing in life but instead dharma practise.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/richest-mans-son-monk.html
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    Sunday, Jul 22. 2018 09:25 PM
    Hello Rinpoche and everyone here,
    Thank you all the hard work you have done. I have not come across a Buddhist site where there are so many things to learn. Not only there are topics related to Dharma, there are also current affairs, vegetarianism, animals, paranormal and travel articles. For someone like me who don’t have the opportunity to go to a Dharma centre and have a teacher, this website is like a virtual Dharma school for me. I can come any time I want and learn at my own pace. Oh, not to forget, it is all free.

    The Buddhist Pastor system is something I have not heard of. In the beginning, I have some doubts but I saw on the Facebook how these Pastors are always out there to serve people, I started to understand why Rinpoche created this system. In fact, it is a convenience for us. Sometimes with Sangha we have to treat them in a different way which many don’t really know how. With Pastors, it is easier, they are just like our friends.

    I also saw there is a section on the blog here called “Ask A Pastor”. I quite like this section, many questions are asked and they are all answered by the Pastor with logical explanations.

    Thank you everyone in Kechara for making Dharma available for people like me who do not have access to a Dharma centre.
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jul 22. 2018 11:53 AM
    Came across this post and I am glad and fortunate able to see those rare thangkas which paints a thousands words. All those rare thangkas depicts the founding fathers of the Sakya tradition which includes Dorje Shugden as a Protector in it. It clearly show that many high lamas has been practicing Dorje Shugen’s practice since. It has in fact has great significance to the life and practices of the 32nd holder of the Sakya throne.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing and for free downloading.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/sakya-lineage-and-dorje-shugden.html
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    Sunday, Jul 22. 2018 11:52 AM
    Heartbreaking to see such a young child at age 6 having to deal with living all alone by himself just because he is a HIV positive. A Chinese orphan who cooks, bathes, plays and lives alone in the mountains of Guangxi China. Even though its an old post yet it breaks my heart looking at those pictures. Saddest thing I’ve read in awhile. There is something about this kid represent the human spirit despite being given nothing but hardship. I am glad he at least has a dog to accompany him . I hope the local government department and government leaders will help him. He is most probably a grow up young man now if he is around. Wish him all the best.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/6-year-old-aids-orphan-lives-alone.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Saturday, Jul 21. 2018 09:54 PM
    “Our ordinary life only touches the fringe of personality, it does not cause a commotion in the deepest parts of the soul” – to me, I find this phrase very intriguing. Spiritual awakening comes from experience and not a concept of words, it therefore should triggers deeper reflection, contemplation and looking within to arrive a point of awareness.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/d-t-suzuki-the-man-who-introduced-zen-buddhism-to-the-west.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Saturday, Jul 21. 2018 09:26 PM
    It is truly inspiring to read about Baba Sawan Singh who embodies compassion, wisdom, brotherhood and charisma. He is a living example of Sikhism, a teaching started by Guru Nanak. Baba Sawan Singh promoted vegetarianism and abstain from intoxicant, including alcohol, to preserve a clear, spiritual mind. He never ceased to teach and give guidance to truth seekers well into his old age, benefiting many many people. Thank you for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/baba-sawan-singh-the-spiritual-luminary-of-india.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Saturday, Jul 21. 2018 05:31 PM
    Thank you for this sharing on Guru-Disciple relationship from the Sikh faith perspective. The guru, known as the Perfect Living Master, will love the student unconditionally, and the disciple should meditate the Perfect Living Master when he is alive so that he will radiant in the disciple’s mind even after his passing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/ishwar-puri-ji-the-great-sikh-master-in-the-west-not-ready.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jul 21. 2018 12:19 PM
    Wow ….wonderful to see so many people coming together for this beneficial mass meditation event. More people are coming to terms that meditation can also help us to understand our own mind. We can learn how to transform our mind from negative to positive, from disturbed to peaceful and from unhappy to happiness. Meditation helps us to turn our attention away from distracting thoughts and focusing on the present moment.
    It will be wonderful if more of this event can be held annually so as more and more people will know how meditation benefits them.
    Like in the recent case of the teenage footballers been trapped in the remote cave at Chiang Rai. Their coach taught them meditation that saved them from fear and distracting thoughts of death. Scientific researcher has discovered that for sure that meditation helps to transform our negative minds.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/6-incredible-global-mass-meditation.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jul 21. 2018 12:18 PM
    Very inspiring stories of three millionaires giving up all wealth and status, had everything from cars , houses, business and so forth to live a simple life as monks . They relinquished their multi-millionaire status and seek enlightenment through living simple. Wealth is nothing more or less than a tool to do things with. The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/do-you-know-what-these-3-millionaires-did.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jul 20. 2018 12:36 PM
    Wonderful sharing knowing how the Russian leadership supports Buddhism. For the sake of a peaceful and harmonious environment the Russian leaderships accepted Buddhism in away. The Russian leadership even heighted importance of Buddhism history in Siberia. Because of Russian supports there are now millions of Buddhists in Russia and several Tibetan Buddhist university-monasteries. May more and more people benefit from the spreading of dharma in Russia.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/russian-leadership-supports-buddhism.html

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Listening to the chanting of sacred words, melodies, mantras, sutras and prayers has a very powerful healing effect on our outer and inner environments. It clears the chakras, spiritual toxins, the path where our \'chi\' travels within our bodies for health as well as clear the mind. It is soothing, relaxing but at the same time invigorates us with positive energy. The sacred sounds invite positive beings to inhabit our environment, expels negative beings and brings the sound of growth to the land, animals, water and plants. Sacred chants bless all living beings on our land as well as inanimate objects. Do download and play while in traffic to relax, when you are about to sleep, during meditation, or during stress or just anytime. Great to play for animals and children. Share with friends the blessing of a full Dorje Shugden puja performed at Kechara Forest Retreat by our puja department for the benefit of others. Tsem Rinpoche Listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbzgskLKxT8
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Listening to the chanting of sacred words, melodies, mantras, sutras and prayers has a very powerful healing effect on our outer and inner environments. It clears the chakras, spiritual toxins, the path where our 'chi' travels within our bodies for health as well as clear the mind. It is soothing, relaxing but at the same time invigorates us with positive energy. The sacred sounds invite positive beings to inhabit our environment, expels negative beings and brings the sound of growth to the land, animals, water and plants. Sacred chants bless all living beings on our land as well as inanimate objects. Do download and play while in traffic to relax, when you are about to sleep, during meditation, or during stress or just anytime. Great to play for animals and children. Share with friends the blessing of a full Dorje Shugden puja performed at Kechara Forest Retreat by our puja department for the benefit of others. Tsem Rinpoche Listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbzgskLKxT8
Oser is super funny. Dharma boy is super funny. Look how they avoid and attack Chip! LOL- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmGg6g8waNg
5 days ago
Oser is super funny. Dharma boy is super funny. Look how they avoid and attack Chip! LOL- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmGg6g8waNg
Very nice picture of Pabongka Rinpoche, Oracle of Shugden and Gen Lobsang Yeshe who helped HH Dalai Lama out of Tibet.
5 days ago
Very nice picture of Pabongka Rinpoche, Oracle of Shugden and Gen Lobsang Yeshe who helped HH Dalai Lama out of Tibet.
Me and peek-a-boo Oser who is pretending to be a rabbit. LOL Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
Me and peek-a-boo Oser who is pretending to be a rabbit. LOL Tsem Rinpoche
Tsem Rinpoche\'s private quarters has such a beautiful shrine for you to view and be blessed:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPAfpMoN2bA
1 week ago
Tsem Rinpoche's private quarters has such a beautiful shrine for you to view and be blessed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPAfpMoN2bA
Sacred Guru Rinpoche thangka w/ Mother Green Tara on his left & World Peace Protector Dorje Shugden on his right- 
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Sacred Guru Rinpoche thangka w/ Mother Green Tara on his left & World Peace Protector Dorje Shugden on his right- https://bit.ly/2uqdg7f
The 3rd Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche points out clearly the murderer of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen- Read Here -  https://bit.ly/2uyhkBt
1 week ago
The 3rd Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche points out clearly the murderer of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen- Read Here - https://bit.ly/2uyhkBt
Murder in Drepung Monastery: Depa Norbu- Read here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=162787
1 week ago
Murder in Drepung Monastery: Depa Norbu- Read here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=162787
Dorje Shugden Arrives in a Nepali School | नेपाली विद्यालयमा दोर्जे शुग्देनको प्रवेश।- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=164978
2 weeks ago
Dorje Shugden Arrives in a Nepali School | नेपाली विद्यालयमा दोर्जे शुग्देनको प्रवेश।- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=164978
My doggies are super cute. He is Dharma boy in grey and she is Oser girl in the white. They looked like little stuffed toys. I love them very much.
2 weeks ago
My doggies are super cute. He is Dharma boy in grey and she is Oser girl in the white. They looked like little stuffed toys. I love them very much.
My doggies are super cute. He is Dharma boy in grey and she is Oser girl in the white. They looked like little stuffed toys.
2 weeks ago
My doggies are super cute. He is Dharma boy in grey and she is Oser girl in the white. They looked like little stuffed toys.
Four Sacred Sites of Vajra Yogini in Nepal- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=164215

This is an important pilgrimage blog post everyone must study and understand as one day you could visit and make prayers. Also this post has the various lineages of the sacred Lady Vajra Yogini\'s practice. A must read. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Four Sacred Sites of Vajra Yogini in Nepal- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=164215 This is an important pilgrimage blog post everyone must study and understand as one day you could visit and make prayers. Also this post has the various lineages of the sacred Lady Vajra Yogini's practice. A must read. Tsem Rinpoche
Tsem Rinpoche at Kechara Forest Retreat
2 weeks ago
Tsem Rinpoche at Kechara Forest Retreat
Sakya tradition\'s thangka of Dorje Shugden sitting on a throne within his palace with his four emanations and high Sakya Lama nearby. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Sakya tradition's thangka of Dorje Shugden sitting on a throne within his palace with his four emanations and high Sakya Lama nearby. Tsem Rinpoche
Tsem Rinpoche\'s shrine next to his working table
2 weeks ago
Tsem Rinpoche's shrine next to his working table
Tsem Rinpoche teaching in Kathmandu, Nepal
2 weeks ago
Tsem Rinpoche teaching in Kathmandu, Nepal
Tsem Rinpoche teaching around 20 years back in Wisdom Centre Kuala Lumpur.
2 weeks ago
Tsem Rinpoche teaching around 20 years back in Wisdom Centre Kuala Lumpur.
A Indian Yogi meditating on the path of Vajra Yogini deep in the forest as he is guarded by his wisdom protector Dorje Shugden. If we rely on him, Dorje Shugden will watch over us unwaveringly.~Tsem Rinpoche
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A Indian Yogi meditating on the path of Vajra Yogini deep in the forest as he is guarded by his wisdom protector Dorje Shugden. If we rely on him, Dorje Shugden will watch over us unwaveringly.~Tsem Rinpoche
A very rare lineage of the Severed-Head Vajra Yogini thangka. She has severed her head and holding it in her own skull cup. Top left is Indra Kacho Vajra Varahi, centre is Flying Vajra Yogini and top right is Maitri Kacho Vajra Yogini.~Tsem Rinpoche
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A very rare lineage of the Severed-Head Vajra Yogini thangka. She has severed her head and holding it in her own skull cup. Top left is Indra Kacho Vajra Varahi, centre is Flying Vajra Yogini and top right is Maitri Kacho Vajra Yogini.~Tsem Rinpoche
A stunning ethereal depiction of Dorje Shugden invoked by the Aboriginal tribes in Australia.~Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
A stunning ethereal depiction of Dorje Shugden invoked by the Aboriginal tribes in Australia.~Tsem Rinpoche
Beautiful thangka with upper left: Guru Rinpoche in the form of Nyima Odser, centre Lord Buddha Shakyamuni, right Tsongkapa, bottom left Protector Dorje Drolod and bottom right Protector of wisdom Dorje Shugden.~Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Beautiful thangka with upper left: Guru Rinpoche in the form of Nyima Odser, centre Lord Buddha Shakyamuni, right Tsongkapa, bottom left Protector Dorje Drolod and bottom right Protector of wisdom Dorje Shugden.~Tsem Rinpoche
A meditator in Tibet has a vision of Manjushri Dorje Shugden while in retreat...while his \'assistant\' the yeti is in the background. Few Tibetan lamas had mentioned they have seen the yeti in Tibet or they harnessed the yeti to deliver messages to other meditators in distant mountains hard to reach by the average person. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
A meditator in Tibet has a vision of Manjushri Dorje Shugden while in retreat...while his 'assistant' the yeti is in the background. Few Tibetan lamas had mentioned they have seen the yeti in Tibet or they harnessed the yeti to deliver messages to other meditators in distant mountains hard to reach by the average person. Tsem Rinpoche
Left is His Eminence Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Tharchin lak of Sera Mey Monastery. He was residing in our Rashi Gempil Ling Kalmuck temple in Howell, New Jersey since 1971. I arrived in Howell in 1972 and had the fortune to take refuge with this master and receive innumerable teachings for 8 years. I lived 10 minutes away due to my good fortune. He is my first teacher. He is a direct student of H.H. Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche Dechen Nyingpo the Great as well as Their Holinesses Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche.

Right. Is His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche visiting this temple in New Jersey. It was at this time His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche conferred the Dorje Shugden sogtae (\'initiation\') on Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Tharchin along with two other students.~Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Left is His Eminence Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Tharchin lak of Sera Mey Monastery. He was residing in our Rashi Gempil Ling Kalmuck temple in Howell, New Jersey since 1971. I arrived in Howell in 1972 and had the fortune to take refuge with this master and receive innumerable teachings for 8 years. I lived 10 minutes away due to my good fortune. He is my first teacher. He is a direct student of H.H. Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche Dechen Nyingpo the Great as well as Their Holinesses Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. Right. Is His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche visiting this temple in New Jersey. It was at this time His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche conferred the Dorje Shugden sogtae ('initiation') on Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Tharchin along with two other students.~Tsem Rinpoche
Another cute attack short video of my doggies you must see: 



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMUWYvWk3no&feature=youtu.be
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Another cute attack short video of my doggies you must see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMUWYvWk3no&feature=youtu.be
I first saw this \'red\' illustration of Vajra Yogini back in Howell, New Jersey when I was around 14 years old. It is one of my favorite depictions of this Buddha Dakini. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
I first saw this 'red' illustration of Vajra Yogini back in Howell, New Jersey when I was around 14 years old. It is one of my favorite depictions of this Buddha Dakini. Tsem Rinpoche
Sacred old Vajra Yogini small hand painting called a \'tsakaley\'.
2 weeks ago
Sacred old Vajra Yogini small hand painting called a 'tsakaley'.
Offerings are made daily to the enlightened awakened beings on my shrine. Today we offered many fresh and clean fruits. May all be blessed by finding the path to enlightenment and gaining attainments. Tsem Rinpoche

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2 weeks ago
Offerings are made daily to the enlightened awakened beings on my shrine. Today we offered many fresh and clean fruits. May all be blessed by finding the path to enlightenment and gaining attainments. Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
Beautiful picture of His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche.
2 weeks ago
Beautiful picture of His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche.
My dear Mumu boy has such soulful and deep penetrating eyes. He was highly sensitive, intelligent and caring. He is physically gone, but never from my heart. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
My dear Mumu boy has such soulful and deep penetrating eyes. He was highly sensitive, intelligent and caring. He is physically gone, but never from my heart. Tsem Rinpoche
Oser and Dharma meet \"His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche\"- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-fP1MLuR0A
2 weeks ago
Oser and Dharma meet "His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche"- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-fP1MLuR0A
Oser and Dharma meet a new friend. Super cute attack video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkuXAcveV0E
2 weeks ago
Oser and Dharma meet a new friend. Super cute attack video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkuXAcveV0E
Little Oser trying to get a snack out. Super cute video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ANtRnEFREA
2 weeks ago
Little Oser trying to get a snack out. Super cute video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ANtRnEFREA
Beautiful and sacred shrine
2 weeks ago
Beautiful and sacred shrine
Voodoo and the Tibetan Leadership- https://bit.ly/2u4BZ0w

What happened to the voodoo religion is similar to what Tibetan leadership is doing today to groups of people due to their religion.
2 weeks ago
Voodoo and the Tibetan Leadership- https://bit.ly/2u4BZ0w What happened to the voodoo religion is similar to what Tibetan leadership is doing today to groups of people due to their religion.
Take two minutes and  look at this cool video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqBOV1pf8uU
3 weeks ago
Take two minutes and look at this cool video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqBOV1pf8uU
Another beautiful and ancient thangka of Guru Rinpoche and Dorje Shugden!
3 weeks ago
Another beautiful and ancient thangka of Guru Rinpoche and Dorje Shugden!
Please read about this incredible hermit monk Gen Nyima. Very inspirational-  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=163703
3 weeks ago
Please read about this incredible hermit monk Gen Nyima. Very inspirational- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=163703
Neat and fun video to share: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oqe2JPpO6OI
3 weeks ago
Neat and fun video to share: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oqe2JPpO6OI
A question regarding unenlightened oath bound protectors. Do click on picture and read. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
A question regarding unenlightened oath bound protectors. Do click on picture and read. Tsem Rinpoche
Be kind to everyone because they need it. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
Be kind to everyone because they need it. Tsem Rinpoche
Ishwar Puri Ji: The Great Sikh Master in the West- Please read more and be inspired: https://bit.ly/2KxqOqI
3 weeks ago
Ishwar Puri Ji: The Great Sikh Master in the West- Please read more and be inspired: https://bit.ly/2KxqOqI
Geshe Puntsok happy with his gift of The Promise book.
4 weeks ago
Geshe Puntsok happy with his gift of The Promise book.
It is said by the caretakers not to go to this place at night. Because at night they hear gatherings and lots of voices. People in the village respectfully avoid this place as the dakinis (yoginis) gather at this place and if they are disturbed, there are fearful consequences worst than death for the intruder. Please read more about the this place in Hirapur: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=163205
4 weeks ago
It is said by the caretakers not to go to this place at night. Because at night they hear gatherings and lots of voices. People in the village respectfully avoid this place as the dakinis (yoginis) gather at this place and if they are disturbed, there are fearful consequences worst than death for the intruder. Please read more about the this place in Hirapur: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=163205
Raven-faced Karma-Mahakala or Kakamukha Mahakala
4 weeks ago
Raven-faced Karma-Mahakala or Kakamukha Mahakala
You may have heard of singing in the rain, but how about chanting in the rain?

A group of Kecharians went on sacred pilgrimage in Kechara Forest Retreat itself yesterday. We all know we don\'t have to travel far for pilgrimage because we have Kechara Forest Retreat with so many blessed images and relics. Please see what I mean: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3439KaJsBA

Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
You may have heard of singing in the rain, but how about chanting in the rain? A group of Kecharians went on sacred pilgrimage in Kechara Forest Retreat itself yesterday. We all know we don't have to travel far for pilgrimage because we have Kechara Forest Retreat with so many blessed images and relics. Please see what I mean: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3439KaJsBA Tsem Rinpoche
Stunning \'nathang\' thangka of Ekazati, Dorje Drolod and Dorje Shugden together.
4 weeks ago
Stunning 'nathang' thangka of Ekazati, Dorje Drolod and Dorje Shugden together.
Sacred Vajra Yogini made in Qing dynasty Between 1644-1911). It is housed in Sichuan Museum, Chengdu. Just to gaze at Her holy form is to realize there is a different place we can go to that has no suffering. She is the doorway and all we have to do is leave our projections and enter. May all ascend to Kechara Paradise. Namo guru Vajra Yogini lah Chak Tsel Lo! Tsem Rinpoche
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Sacred Vajra Yogini made in Qing dynasty Between 1644-1911). It is housed in Sichuan Museum, Chengdu. Just to gaze at Her holy form is to realize there is a different place we can go to that has no suffering. She is the doorway and all we have to do is leave our projections and enter. May all ascend to Kechara Paradise. Namo guru Vajra Yogini lah Chak Tsel Lo! Tsem Rinpoche
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    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    9 months ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    9 months ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    9 months ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    10 months ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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Good teamwork benefits individuals. Alice Tay, KSDS
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Good teamwork benefits individuals. Alice Tay, KSDS
The children have to take turn to play the games. Alice Tay, KSDS
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The children have to take turn to play the games. Alice Tay, KSDS
KSDS students joined the animal liberation session led by Pastor Han Nee. Alice Tay, KSDS
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KSDS students joined the animal liberation session led by Pastor Han Nee. Alice Tay, KSDS
Teacher Callista and Teacher Julie had a nice discussion about the arts. Alice Tay, KSDS
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Teacher Callista and Teacher Julie had a nice discussion about the arts. Alice Tay, KSDS
The youngest kids of KSDS followed teacher's instructions and line up to pay respect and do prostrations to Lama Tsongkhapa. Alice Tay, KSDS
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The youngest kids of KSDS followed teacher's instructions and line up to pay respect and do prostrations to Lama Tsongkhapa. Alice Tay, KSDS
Rug weaving session in PPR Sri Kelantan to help the urban poor to supplement their income. Jaya is assisting at this session. She will be leading the group henceforth. How much they earn depends a lot on their determination to change their lives. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Rug weaving session in PPR Sri Kelantan to help the urban poor to supplement their income. Jaya is assisting at this session. She will be leading the group henceforth. How much they earn depends a lot on their determination to change their lives. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
We have a new student today. We hope he can come to KSDS more often. Lin Mun KSDS
yesterday
We have a new student today. We hope he can come to KSDS more often. Lin Mun KSDS
Today we have Melinda to help the youngest class together with teacher Alice and Asyley. We look forward to see her more often to KSDS class. Lin Mun KSDS
yesterday
Today we have Melinda to help the youngest class together with teacher Alice and Asyley. We look forward to see her more often to KSDS class. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Kien is very talented is telling dharma stories. All students enjoyed it very much. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Kien is very talented is telling dharma stories. All students enjoyed it very much. Lin Mun KSDS
Students were watching the video about mermaid and Bigfoot from Rinpoche’s Paranormal section. They were so excited and keep asking it is it real. Lin Mun KSDS
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Students were watching the video about mermaid and Bigfoot from Rinpoche’s Paranormal section. They were so excited and keep asking it is it real. Lin Mun KSDS
Children were so excited walking towards Lama Tsongkhapa statue. One of them will lead the prostration for the class. Lin Mun KSDS
yesterday
Children were so excited walking towards Lama Tsongkhapa statue. One of them will lead the prostration for the class. Lin Mun KSDS
Khai Ze is one of the first student who completed the Nagomi art today. Lin Mun KSDS
yesterday
Khai Ze is one of the first student who completed the Nagomi art today. Lin Mun KSDS
Happy faces of students with their beautiful Nagomi art. They really put a lot of effort. Lin Mun KSDS
yesterday
Happy faces of students with their beautiful Nagomi art. They really put a lot of effort. Lin Mun KSDS
Very creative Nagomi Art piece done by students. Lin Mun KSDS
yesterday
Very creative Nagomi Art piece done by students. Lin Mun KSDS
Today in Lamrim 1 class , Pastor Han Nee shared the review of Be Happy book written by Rinpoche. Lin Mun KSDS
yesterday
Today in Lamrim 1 class , Pastor Han Nee shared the review of Be Happy book written by Rinpoche. Lin Mun KSDS
We have Teacher Julie today to share about Nagomi Art. Lin Mun KSDS
yesterday
We have Teacher Julie today to share about Nagomi Art. Lin Mun KSDS
Pilgrimage day today in Kechara Forest Retreat ! A precious opportunity to be blessed by the Buddhas.
2 days ago
Pilgrimage day today in Kechara Forest Retreat ! A precious opportunity to be blessed by the Buddhas.
Grateful to Kloth Malaysia and Sime Darby Initiative Programme for the invite to The Fabric Recycling Launch by HH Tengku Zatasha. Justin is beaming to have met En. Zaki as they mutually found solutions to each others problems. Finer details to be worked out on a later date. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Grateful to Kloth Malaysia and Sime Darby Initiative Programme for the invite to The Fabric Recycling Launch by HH Tengku Zatasha. Justin is beaming to have met En. Zaki as they mutually found solutions to each others problems. Finer details to be worked out on a later date. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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A wonderful Monday to have 2 young teenagers, Su Lin and Kieren together with Polly, Say Fong and Lisa Tan serving lunch to our clients. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
7 days ago
A wonderful Monday to have 2 young teenagers, Su Lin and Kieren together with Polly, Say Fong and Lisa Tan serving lunch to our clients. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Self-defense class held by KSDS in Kechara House. Alice Tay, KSDS
1 week ago
Self-defense class held by KSDS in Kechara House. Alice Tay, KSDS
Every kids will be given opportunity to lead the class to do prostrations. Alice Tay, KSDS
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Every kids will be given opportunity to lead the class to do prostrations. Alice Tay, KSDS
You Qian is a smart and loving kindess boy made donation for animal liberation. Alice Tay, KSDS
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You Qian is a smart and loving kindess boy made donation for animal liberation. Alice Tay, KSDS
The birds would be released after the prayers and mantra recitation. Alice Tay, KSDS
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The birds would be released after the prayers and mantra recitation. Alice Tay, KSDS
Pastor Han Nee led KSDS students, parents and others for animal liberation in Kechara House. Alice Tay, KSDS
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Pastor Han Nee led KSDS students, parents and others for animal liberation in Kechara House. Alice Tay, KSDS
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