Buddhist calm becomes big business?

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Buddhist calm becomes big business

AP, June 12, 2012

Peace of the action: The calming yogic technique of ‘mindfulness’ is catching on in big business and even politics.

San Francisco, CA (USA) — This has become a daily ritual. In Mr Ryan’s world, it’s a stretch for people to get this relaxed. He’s a member of Congress.

TIM Ryan finds a quiet spot, closes his eyes, clears his mind and tries to tap into the eternal calm.

Increasingly, people in settings beyond the serene yoga studio or contemplative nature path are engaging in the practice of mindfulness, a mental technique that dwells on breathing, attention to areas of the body and periods of silence to concentrate on the present rather than the worries of yesterday and tomorrow.

Marines are doing it. Office workers are doing it. Prisoners are doing it.

The technique is drawing tens of thousands to conferences and learning experiences across the nation and world, and studies have shown it to reduce the symptoms of certain diseases and conditions.

Mr Ryan has written a book, “A Mindful Nation,” pushing mindfulness as an elixir that can tone down political divisions in Washington, get American schoolchildren learning better, and return the country to an era of richer personal experience.

“You still forget your keys, you still call people by the wrong name, you still stub your toe, but you can train your mind to be more in the present moment,” Mr Ryan said.

Benefits in stress reduction and improved performance have prompted US corporations including Google, Target, Procter & Gamble, General Mills, Comcast, BASF, Bose and New Balance to offer mindfulness training and encourage its use at work.

The practice’s critics, including some psychologists and religious scholars, say the approach is little more than Buddhist meditation repackaged and rebranded for a secular, and often paying, audience.

“The commercialisation of Buddhism has been happening as long as Buddhism has existed,” said Rachelle Scott, an associate professor of religion at the University of Tennessee and author of “Nirvana for Sale.”

“It’s problematic, because most Americans who are engaging in these activities don’t know the cultural backdrop to that, so in order to gain access they have to go to one of these retreats, and they are expensive,” she said.

Of the $US34 billion ($34 billion) Americans spent on alternative medicine in 2009, $US4.2 billion – about 12 per cent – was spent in sectors that included mindfulness concepts, such as meditation-related classes or relaxation techniques, according to federal data. Participation in meditation therapy by US adults rose 6 per cent a year on average from 2002 to 2007, according to a study by the research group SRI International.

Marine 1st Lt Scott Williams, 32, of Lancaster, California, said skills he learned through Mindfulness-based Mind Fitness Training – known in the military as MMFT or “M-fit,” – allow him to transition rapidly from one focus point to another, to rid his mind of negative thoughts, and to recover more quickly from emotional experiences.

“As an infantry officer in the Marines, the mental agility gained by conducting mindfulness exercises could potentially be the difference maker as I lead men through chaotic and uncertain environments in Afghanistan,” he said.

The technique has also reached prisons, where it is being used to reduce stress, anxiety and violence.

Mr Ryan, a Democrat from Youngstown, learned the technique at a retreat two days after the 2008 presidential election – the end of a stressful campaign period and the beginning of another.

“I was to the point where I was OK, but I thought, ‘I’m going to be fried by the time I’m 40; I’m just going to be burnt out,’” said Mr Ryan, who was 35 at the time of the election.

For Mr Ryan, a former high school quarterback, the feeling he gets during mindfulness meditation reminds him of the utter concentration and single-mindedness athletes feel when they’re “in the zone.”

In fact, it was Phil Jackson, the legendary NBA coach, who was among the first to legitimise mind-body techniques in popular culture as he led the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers to 11 titles from 1989 to 2010.

Jackson was nicknamed the “Zen Master” for a holistic approach to coaching that drew upon Eastern religious philosophy. Over the same period that Jackson was winning titles, brain science was beginning to validate what practitioners found evident: The brain can be trained to de-stress, and the body will perform better.

For many, it was a wacky, or at least unconventional, idea – departing from the wisdom of the day that the brain was more or less fully formed by the time a child hit kindergarten.

The growing body of research showing the brain has the capacity to change throughout life is bringing mental fitness onto the same plane as physical fitness, said Georgetown University associate professor Elizabeth Stanley.

Ms Stanley, who runs MMFT and conducts research for the Army and Marines, said mindfulness meditation “isn’t touchy-feely at all” in its new uses.

“There’s something very empowering about learning how and why the body and mind respond under stress,” she said.

Ms Stanley said studies involving subjects engaged in repeated mindfulness have shown that it changes the way blood and oxygen flow through the brain, leading over time to structural changes. The practice can shrink the amygdala, which controls our fear response; enlarge the hippocampus, which controls memory; and make the insular cortex that regulates the body’s internal environment more efficient, according to recent peer-reviewed studies by Ms Stanley and others.

The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention are touting several recent studies that have found the technique can reduce the severity of irritable bowel syndrome symptoms in women and reduce stress and pain in chronic sufferers of fibromyalgia and depression.

Google spokeswoman Katelin Todhunter-Gerberg says the company’s “Search Inside Yourself” mindfulness class is among its most popular. It enhances awareness and performance, which improves productivity and morale, she said.

One Google lawyer, she said, was able to use her training to stop taking things so personally, reduce the irritability sometimes evident in her emails, and elicit immediate kudos from customers.

Not everyone is sold. In her self-help website Mindful Construct, psychology master’s student Melissa Karnaze worries that mindfulness runs the risk of encouraging participants to suppress valid emotions.

“To imply that typical forms of human judgment are somehow inferior to a particular type of attention referred to as mindfulness – with regard to mental health and well-being in general – is a broad sweep,” she said in an email. “We rely on various types of judgment for survival, and context matters.”

Mr Ryan wants to see fellow politicians embrace mindfulness and abandon the aggressive, around-the-clock grind.

“Nobody enjoys it; nobody likes it. It’s become a mess,” Mr Ryan said. “Look at the approval ratings from the American people, look at how the people who are inside these institutions feel about the gridlock and the inability to get things done, and the constant campaigning, and the amount of money that’s involved. We’re not going to solve the problem by doing more of it.”

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  1. Lin Mun on Aug 25, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    It is a good news that more people from various corporate industry engage in meditation to help them calm their mind. Meditation is not a religion but a method to train us to be mindful and focus. When we can control our mind and be focus we naturally will not be affected by the stress from our daily life. Hope more people will engage in meditation and mindfulness training to gain peace of mind.

  2. Vivian Ong on Aug 20, 2017 at 1:24 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article. This is indeed a good news to hear. Hopefully more and more people will engage in meditation classes which will train them about mindfulness. At this degenerate age, mindfulness is very important or else all the good morale will be gone and the people’s mind will be barbaric.

    With folded palms,
    Vivian

  3. Vinnie Tan on Aug 23, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    To me, I think that by doing dharma work, keeping up with own practices, and following instructions given by one’s Guru would be the best practice. There are many ways to keep the mind calm, including meditation. I would say that there is no one way to do it, but I believe that we should use the way that we feel that it suits us best!

  4. Khong Jean Mei on Feb 4, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    I don’t think that anyone can deny that in this day and age people need a stress reliever. Things move fast, and a quick and easy method is in demand to relax and to “escape” for a while.

    What’s interesting is how Georgetown University associate professor Elizabeth Stanley refers to the body and mind as two separate entities when relating to how each entity reacts to stress.

    If Tim Ryan’s quick and easy fix is to meditate on calmness despite where you are, it clearly shows how our body and mind are two separate entities.

    We can be in a bustling underground station, and escape into the serenity our mind can bring us to.

    If that is the case, when our body breaks down and finally gives in – where does our mind go to?

  5. patsy on Dec 16, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Due to the hectic lifestyle, more people are seeking ways to find inner peace by going for meditation classes which is a very therapeutic way to distress. Meditation before multitasking can calm stress and aid concentration.

    With this in mind, business schools are now beginning to embrace a practice of Buddhist approach to increasing awareness of oneself and its surrounding that has grown popular in the corporate world.

  6. Wan Wai Meng on Jul 16, 2012 at 2:24 am

    Buddhism has much much more to offer than just calming one;s mind so one is more aware. If they only knew the true benefits of buddism they would scream !

  7. Wendy Loh on Jul 10, 2012 at 12:50 am

    Mindfulness is key to any form of spiritual development. It does not mean that we are becoming less sensitive or involved when mindfulness increases. In fact we become more astute, aware, sensitive and sharp because we are definitely more focused and clear of our thoughts, emotions and feelings. Why? Because a chattering mind wastes energy unnecessarily. Instead of writing a letter to our friend congratulating her job promotion, we have a million other things floating about in our mind from paying our bills to choosing the next movie to watch. So when the letter is written, it is not getting our 100% attention and if we focused, we’d probably finish our task faster and with more efficiency. So there we go… mindfulness is not just a spiritual practice but it is a crucial for our day to day living. _/\_

  8. Irene Lim on Jul 4, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    The key to success in work performance, creativity, productivity is in calm abiding and prevent delusional thoughts from arising. Many individuals seeking success in their goals whether worldly or spiritual acknowledge meditation as a vehicle to attain their goals.

  9. Choi Sheem on Jul 3, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    In these modern, fast-paced world, everyone is feeling very pressured and tensed. Meditation helps to calm ones nerves and it is an alternative to using drugs. It is just so wonderful what Shakyamuni Buddha taught more than 2000 years ago still work wonders today.

  10. Milly on Jul 3, 2012 at 1:09 am

    Mindfulness leads to a more peaceful and calm mind. When we are calm and less stressed, it leads to clearer thinking and making less rash and wrong decisions. If world leaders can practice mindfulness, it would help them in running their countries and for some, it would mean less animosity with other countries and lesser wars. What was taught by Lord Buddha 2,500 years ago is now being re-branded and commercialized by non-spiritual individuals. For the less spiritually inclined societies, attending such programs is beneficial than not attending any at all. This training may be good to be taught in schools so that children can be trained from young and grow up to be better adults.

  11. Julia Tan on Jul 2, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Mindfulness is part of the 4th noble truth that Buddha taught 2500 years ago. We need to tame our monkey mind in order to think deeper and absorb knowledge. So that in order for us to gain wisdom.
    I’m not amazed that practicing mindfulness changes the way blood and oxygen flow through the brain and also improve memory and control fear. These had been said in the Buddha’s teachings.
    In the modern world that full of competition and the heavy load of work, whether you are in the business world, children in school, Politician or prisoners. It is very important to train our mind to be focus on whatever we are doing at this moment. Once we focus our mind, we are actually has slowly calm our mind and enjoy the peacefulness.

  12. yenpin on Jun 29, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    因为控制不了情绪而犯下了,很大的错,也因为情绪上的控制不好,就发动没必要的战争,情绪的控制是非常的重要的。我们修行佛法与静坐来达到身,心的平静,在这样的状态,我们的智慧就会慢慢生长,可以让我们做出正确的决定,不管我们在做什么事情时,都能有最好的结果,如果我们这里有一间禅修中心,就可以让大家能够尝试透过静坐或禅修,让我们可以好好的静下来,想想我们要的是什么,我们的就有圆满人生。

  13. winnie on Jun 29, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    人,往往因为控制不了情绪而犯下了,很大的错误,也因为情绪上的控制不好,而发动战争,所以情绪上的控制是非常的重要的。我们修行佛法与静坐来达到身,心的平静,只有这样的状态,我们的智慧就会慢慢产生,可以让我们做出正确的决定,这么一来不管我们在做什么事情时,都能有最好的结果,如果有一间禅修中心,就可以让大家能够尝试让自己透过静坐或禅修,让我们可以好好的静下来,想想我们要的是什么,这样才能有圆满的人生。

  14. Lim Tat Ming on Jun 29, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Mindfulness is so fundamental and important in our daily lives. More and more people are finding the meditation on mindfulness useful to calm their minds and to de-stress themselves. Even the secular world is capitalising on this Buddhist meditation technique too. Mindfulness meditation is not just for calming our mind, at a deeper level it will develop our wisdom which necessary to understand the nature of things around us and about us. Mindfulness Meditation is now a must rather a necessity in life for everyone.

  15. Jace Chong on Jun 28, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    如果我们相信佛陀的话, 其实祂早已有了医学和科学的答案。

    人体有无限可能,心识能够控制的事情有很多。我们不应该太靠感官来思考,在我们内心深处其实有许多更实在的答案。

    Mr.Ryan 做了非常好的事, 把静坐介绍给不同领域的人去修学。不管我们外在面对怎样的问题,每个人都有能力用心识的力量去治愈自己。

    但愿更多人可以通过打坐从而认识自己的能力,解决自身的问题,帮助更多的人。

  16. Grace (KSJC) on Jun 28, 2012 at 1:24 am

    Practice mindfulness can let us calm down.it useful for us as in modern day we only focus on pursuing personal goal, busy with worldly thing, we should seek a chance to let our mind calm down.

  17. Fiona ng on Jun 27, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    当你静心关照自己,首先认清当下,看清过去。
    有过什么样错误,当你跨过过去的阴影,你就可以燃起新的点子的火花开启你体内的惊人活力。

  18. Joy on Jun 27, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    I think the concept of “mindfulness”, “awareness” and “meditation” is becoming more and more popular these day because it is not based on religion but rather on a universal agreement of being at PEACE. Something everyone would like to have and can do with out having to have faith in anything in particular.

    Let’s face it we are living in a fast pace rat race and everyone’s got stress! Buddha is perhaps the best psychiatrist in the world, giving us the antidote that we can apply in our daily lives! >>>Meditation to calm our mind & create awareness<<<

    So while the motivation of selling this "concept" is not a virtuous one… but at the same time it gives people a chance to discover the connection between the samsara world and their true potential. And it doesn't always have to be "Buddhist Dharma"… it can be just being a kinder, more tolerant, peaceful, happier person. So why not if it helps.

  19. Paris on Jun 27, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    Rinpoche has explained to us once that a lot of people have this mistaken idea that when we do these meditations, we “withdraw” and become less aware of the world around us. Actually, this isn’t what it’s about and developing awareness meditation actually hones our minds more, make us sharper and more alert so that we actually become more in tune with what’s going on around us, as opposed to withdrawing. This makes a lot of sense in a corporate environment, and in modern work environments where, to be successful, you need to be able to multitask, as well as to be aware of the behaviours, tendencies and work of everyone around you.

    In our tradition, Rinpoche has explained that awareness meditation is one step more than focusing on the breath or on walking. The focus of the meditation instead, is on visualisation of a Buddha, his iconography and his form; or a focus on mantra recitation. So in this way, we develop focus, but our object of focus is of something enlightened – by that we also gain merit on top of developing the clarity of the mind. The merit propels us in our spiritual practice, so it becomes an essential part of the meditations we do. One fuels the other, and vice versa.

    Thank you for this share Rinpoche. it’s really good to see how Buddhist influence is penetrating the busiest, most high profile places in the world. Just goes to show that you can be very much a Buddhist, and adopt the practices wherever you are, whatever you’re doing and without having to even overtly “convert”.

  20. Khoo Hou Haw on Jun 27, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    I am happy to see that more and more people around the world are gradually involved in practice of Buddhism in one way or another. But what worries me is that people also using this phenomenon to commercialize it. The most important practice in Buddhism is to maintain a pure motivation in whatever we do. Commercialized practice can never maintain that pure motivation. It is in fact motivated by one of the three poisons: greed, and it also defied the teaching of Buddhism to become Generous.

  21. Victor Phang on Jun 27, 2012 at 10:45 am

    Personally I foresee the teaching of mindfulness meditation will become a big money generator simply because more and more people is seeking for peaceful mind due to overloaded of information both relevance and irrelevance, good and bad, positive and negative, worldly and spiritually. The information of worldly desire, enjoyment, depression, politics and many more meaningless updates that causing mind confusion and instability.

    I fully agreed people should learn and practice any kind of meditations but I disagreed to commercialize it. Good thing must be shared, not sell. They may collect certain amount of money to maintain the facilities and create awareness but not making huge profit for personal gain.

    Charging expensive fee is limiting the number of people to learn and access to it. Moreover this method against the original principle of sharing in Buddhism.

    Thank you for sharing, Rinpoche
    Take good care
    With love,
    VP

  22. Yoke Fui on Jun 27, 2012 at 6:51 am

    Non Buddhists use meditation to calm their minds and improve alertness Buddhists go further than that, after the mind is calm we contemplate and familiarize our minds with virtues.

    It is interesting to note ” research showing the brain has the capacity to change throughout life” as said Georgetown University associate professor Elizabeth Stanley and Rinpoche had taught that our mind does not age, otherwise how can a baby (whose mind already existed many life times ago) learn new things ?

  23. Cynthia Ng on Jun 27, 2012 at 12:59 am

    翻开报纸里所有的新闻都是负面的,很多事件都是因为人们失去清晰的思维,没有平静的心所犯下了弥天大错。

    持宗喀巴心咒真的有效于平静下我们的思维,认真的持修有助于释放我们负面的情绪,把任何的愤怒,不开心都可以化解,其实佛法就是我们的禅修之一,也不需花费成千上万去上身,心,灵的课程,佛陀就是我们最好的禅修对象。

  24. Kevin Tan on Jun 27, 2012 at 12:44 am

    I was given my first lesson on meditation by Pastor Ngeow in Kechara last year. It was a small group of less than ten people. We were told to suck sweet…heh! Heh,… And described the experience. Each one of us had different experience. But the experience I had with meditation after few practices was …….Certainly it was relaxing but it was the heightened awareness, the clarity of sound, the calmness of the mind was simply an wonderful journey. Last Sunday at the Kechara Sunday Service where we had a brief meditation session. It was a wonderful reminder of the calming state of mind. I must practise more……

  25. Yvonne on Jun 27, 2012 at 12:26 am

    当我第一次,来到克切拉佛教中心的时候,第一个给我的感觉就是,很舒服,没有压力,整个人好像轻松了很多。我也参加了法会,法会使我心灵平静和集中。是很多城市人,心灵减压又健康的好去处,现在的社会环境,给人带来的无名压力,真的
    需要找个方法来解决,佛教中心和禅修中心,是很好的选择。

  26. EricLee KHJB on Jun 26, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    人,最难控制的东西就是情绪。 人,往往因为控制不了情绪而犯下了了很大的错误,也因为情绪上的控制不当,因而发动战争,所以情绪上的控制是非常的重要的。释迦摩尼佛所弘扬的佛法,就能让我们透过佛法的修行,来达到身,心,零灵的平衡,只有达到这样的状态,我们才能产生智慧,让后可以让我们做出正确的决定,这么一来不管你在做什么事情时,都能有最好的结果产生,所以希望大家能够尝试让自己透过静坐,让自己好好的静下来,好好的想想自己想要的是什么,这样才能过一个圆满的人生。

  27. June Tang (KH-JB) on Jun 26, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    修习佛法与坐禅是百利无害的,它能带来生,心,灵的平静。当我们的思维非常的清晰与冷静下所做的选择与决定,才能正确无误和事半功倍的把事情办好!既能利己又能利他,何乐而不为呢?朋友,就从今天开始学习佛法与坐禅吧!!

  28. Sheryl KH (JB) on Jun 26, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    I have never learnt this ‘mindfulness’, so i cannot really comment how effective this program can be.

    what I feel is that if this is generated from Buddhism, then it must have elements of truth in it, for Buddhism has been in this world for 2500 years, it can be coming out from no way.

    What I am concerned is that in this era where people like new ideas and that things get fade out quickly and that the amount of company profits is far more important than the actual benefits that are produced to the consumers, program on ‘mindfulness’ may be handled carelessly and this gives bad name to Buddhism.

    Buddhism cannot be wrong, but the misuse of this religion can lead to unfortunate scene.

  29. Han on Jun 26, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    In my opinion, Engaging in dharma is a way to develop a mindful mind.
    To practice mindful starts from the minute you get up in the day to the moment you lay your head on the pillow there is opportunity to engage mindfulness, opening you up to greater focus, calm, and peace.
    Nowadays people spend thousands on program to manage daily stress and learn how to be mindful etc.
    Actually , in buddhist principle, if we practice sincerely with determination and focus, mindfulness definitely will be close with us.

  30. Cindy on Jun 26, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Doing meditation is very good for us when we are stressed from work or other things. we should find a quite place that no one will disturb u, sit down, close ur eyes & don’t think of anything. I usually do that when I’m stressed & cannot think of anything. This is taught by my previous yoga teacher, this really help.

  31. pastor ngeow on Jun 26, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Mindfulness meditation is one Buddhism’s major contribution of sense of peace and well being for the people in this world.Although it is inseparable from Buddhism as a religious practice, its versatility and effectiveness to benefit all levels of needs had crept into every facet of one’s life such as sports, martial arts,qi gong dynamics, business environment,home, medical treatment, etc. When before, fitness gurus think physical health is key to everything,the benefits experienced by meditators had broken that myth. Both our body and mind have a very close relationship and both influence each other.If one’s mind is not well, one’s body will deteriorate and vice versa. Both body and mind must be equally factored into the equation of health. Unfortunately, due to commercialism and lack of true knowledge,one or the other is promoted or emphasized. This reduces the full benefit of attaining harmony or balance of body and mind. Recognizing the combined benefits of meditation and physical exercise is the holistic approach to ensuring physical health and sense of well being.

  32. Lim KH (JB) on Jun 26, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Learn and practice Dharma can bring inner peace for us, when our mind is clear everything will be have a better solution for that and right decision. Through meditation can help us feel relax and release.

    Although this is not our habit now, but is no harm to start to do it now. Start to do it 10% from now then increase more later, u will feel and tasted the benefits of Dharma.

    • Girlie Ooi on Jun 26, 2012 at 2:09 pm

      It is good to take a short while away from the hustle and bustle to engage in this technique, to tame our monkey-minds. Yes, start slowly and increase / put in more time as we begin to feel the benefits. So we need to de-stress to perform better.

  33. MayOng on Jun 26, 2012 at 9:24 am

    Daniel J Siegel (MD), a scientist by training wrote a Foreword in the book “Bringing Home the Dharma” by Jack Kornfield. He said he was surprised to find that Buddhist views were actually more about a science of mind and a method of healing than about a ‘religion’.

    He encountered Buddhism as a system of thought and understanding devoted to alleviating mental pain. He found it odd that as a psychiatrist, something in the realm of religious practice was actually more akin to clinical work in the field of mental health. He now teach on the connection between science and spirituality, linking the mindful brain with the wise heart.

    He said we can promote a more integrated way of living through the power of mindful awareness with integrative reflective practices, our relationships with one another can become filled with compassion and kindness. His hopes for our planet of moving from “me” to “we” to fill the potential of bringing health and healing to our precious and fragile home.

  34. James Long on Jun 26, 2012 at 3:29 am

    这并非件新鲜事,遇见一位朋友,他的公司就设立了一间静修室,让所有的员工,尤其是高层的职员能将心静下来,才开始工作或则会议。他说每一次在路上的奔波,走动,心或多或少都会比较浮躁,浮躁的心所作的决定也必定会有不好的结果,一间静修室就这样设立了。

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  • Alice Tay
    Sunday, Feb 25. 2018 02:26 AM
    透过这些真实的故事,我们可以明白多杰雄登护法的确帮助修持者并且创造有利条件以便修持者可以学习与实践佛法,利益更多众生。多杰雄登护法帮助很多人解决问题以及消除内在和外在的障碍包括家庭、健康、事业、财富、甚至是邪灵的干扰和外在环境等因素遭遇的障碍。因此,如果每个人依止上师和多杰雄登护法,要登上菩提道并不再是一件不可能的事情了。

    感谢仁波切和弟子们在此分享他们个人的故事。你们的努力的确让我们受益无穷。

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/%E5%A4%9A%E6%9D%B0%E9%9B%84%E7%99%BB%E6%95%99%E8%AF%B2%E7%B3%BB%E5%88%97%E8%A7%86%E9%A2%91.html#comment-775395
  • Pastor Shin Tan
    Sunday, Feb 25. 2018 01:55 AM
    #ThePromise TwitterChat Contest

    When Tsem Rinpoche’s father Lobsang Gyatso was in India, he was requested by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama to establish a school for Tibetan refugees in Taiwan.

    Join tonight’s 30-minute Twitter Chat, happening every Sunday from 10 – 10.30pm (GMT +8), with questions on Rinpoche’s biography that you can learn from: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/h-e-the-25th-tsem-tulku-rinpoches-biography.html

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  • Lin Mun
    Saturday, Feb 24. 2018 09:37 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for this reminder. It is true that we cannot control or escape death. Therefore we would never know when is the last day. Knowing this we should in fact be more diligent in preparing it by transforming our mind and doing dharma work. No other person, money and material can help us when we die. And we should treasure our time now since we have a perfect physical body and having meeting the dharma. We should use more time to practice dharma and collect more merits.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/last-moment.html
  • Lin Mun
    Saturday, Feb 24. 2018 09:11 PM
    I like the Byzantine art style. The very first time I look at the pictures, it looks so classic and unique. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the background of Byzantine art, something I will not purposely go find out since I am not really an art/painting person. May many people be benefited and be blessed with the many Dorje Shugden art styles that Rinpoche have commissioned.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/byzantine-art-form-of-saint-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Feb 24. 2018 11:43 AM
    Tibet has always maintained a unique culture for centuries. Tibet has a history dating back over 2,000 years. Tibet, the remote and mainly Buddhist territory also known as the “roof of the world”, As emanations of the Wisdom Buddha, every incarnation that arose before Dorje Shugden manifested was a fully Enlightened Being. Each incarnation contributed greatly towards the growth of Dharma throughout the Buddhist world. . Buddhism spread into Tibet in the 7th century, with many monasteries all over Tibet. Great updates for all of us be able to be able to view those beautiful pictures . Watching those videos is indeed a blessing for me and all as its not every time we could able to see it and all the beautiful rituals and holy ceremonies in Tibet. On top of watching those ceremonies I am feeling happy as I could see the momentous event of new kuten, or oracle, took trance amongst those attending the ceremony, Amazing looking at the thousand of monks coming together for the prayers as well as initiations. Locals joining in those unique celebrations and receiving initiation and teachings.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing and updating us with all the wonderful news .

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/updates-from-tibet-and-elsewhere.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Feb 24. 2018 11:42 AM
    Inspiring story of this great man, a writer , revivalist named Anagārika Dharmapāla. He was the first global Sri Lankan Buddhist missionary and a pioneer in the revival of Buddhism in India. He was also one of the founding contributors of non-violent Sinhalese Buddhist nationalism and Buddhism. The saving of Bodhgaya for Buddhists from Hindu fundamentalists is his biggest and most notable contribution by Dharmapala. Bodhgaya is the place where Buddha attained enlightenment. It was Dharmapala that he restored stupas there. If not for Dharmapala, Bodhgaya today would have become a place of Hindu worship , Thousands of pilgrims and tourist from all over the world visits Bodhgaya today, which is one of the most sacred places for Buddhists’s world. He has dedicated his whole life to national and religious causes. He has left inspiration for many generation till today.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Adeline for sharing this inspiring article .

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/anagarika-dharmapala-the-revered-buddhist-revivalist-and-writer-of-the-20th-century.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Feb 24. 2018 11:41 AM
    We live in a world where the insult and criticize has become the weapon of choice. We cannot control how others criticize us. Its seem to be quite common in today society and we cannot please everyone. Whatever one do or speaks or comment there are sure to be some who do not agree with it. Due to the ban on Dorje Shugden many families are torn apart . Dorje Shugden people had to break away from their monasteries and re-established new monasteries. The Tibetan Leadership (CTA) has instituted this ban against Dorje Shugden causing sufferings among many. Dorje Shugden practitioners continue to be harassed, smeared on social media, and so forth. My Guru and few Kecharians are one of those been attacked daily. The false accusations to Shugden practitioners and to pressure Dorje Shugden practitioners to break their samaya with their Guru should not have happened. The ban of Dorje Shugden is therefore unnecessary and illogical. I hope more will speak out about this issue, the more is spoken out, the more others will be aware of the issue. May the ban be lifted soon .
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Jean Ai for this post.


    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/guest-contributors/go-on-break-your-samaya.html
  • Pastor Shin Tan
    Friday, Feb 23. 2018 07:18 PM
    Did you know that Tsem Rinpoche’s father, Lobsang Gyatso, used to be a monk at Drepung monastery and served as an assistant to Trungsar Rinpoche?

    Starting this week, we will have a 30 minutes Twitter Chat (like blog chat) every Sunday from 10 – 10.30pm, with questions on Rinpoche’s biography that you can learn from here http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/h-e-the-25th-tsem-tulku-rinpoches-biography.html.

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  • Stella Cheang
    Friday, Feb 23. 2018 02:29 PM
    Ancient civilisation had something very peculiar that is lost today, which is the elongated skull. Modern science today sometimes dismisses the phenomenon of elongated skulls that appeared across many civilisations as cranial deformation. But are they? This video presented many sound reasons that the elongated skulls are in fact alien beings who came to earth, imparted humans with knowledge and possibly stayed and made a family here. For sure, humans are not the only civilization in this whole universe, because it does not make sense that only planet earth can provide for living beings, and nowhere else. At some point in time, alien beings who are more advanced could have landed and left some behind. It is therefore not abstract to believe that part of our ancestry and the way we live today are heritage of alien civilization.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/ancient-aliens-the-visitors-season-1-episode-3.html
  • Pastor Shin Tan
    Thursday, Feb 22. 2018 06:46 PM
    #ThePromise TwitterChat Contest

    “Tsem Rinpoche’s royal maternal lineage can be traced all the way back to the time of the legendary King Genghis Khan. His Mongolian name is Prince Iska Minh.”

    Starting this week, we will have a 30-minute Twitter Chat (like blog chat) every Sunday from 10 – 10.30pm, with questions on Rinpoche’s biography that you can learn from here http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/h-e-the-25th-tsem-tulku-rinpoches-biography.html

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  • Stella Cheang
    Thursday, Feb 22. 2018 02:41 PM
    Our ancestors definitely had better intelligence and wisdom than we give them credit for. They are not as “primitive” as we had defined them, even by our standards. This video is evidence that ancient technology is capable of advance flying mechanics, building technology as well as food science. Unfortunately, history did not have these chapters captured clearly, resulting in a lack of compelling proof that it was the result of human engineering. It could therefore be knowledge imparted by foreign intelligence beings.

    Because people centuries or decades ago cannot fathom the intelligence of these ancient creations, they conveniently labelled them something else, for example the flying machine had been categorised as bird, the fighter jet as bugs, so on. Legends and myths could therefore be based on something real too, the battles in the sky with fire spilling weapons could be a reality in the distanced past. How interesting! It would be truly amazing to see a modern version of the magic carpet!

    By the way, it’s quite noticeable that the modern gliders possess wings much longer that the ancient flying machine. Did I miss the answer? lol

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/ancient-aliens-the-evidence-season-1-episode-1.html
  • Lin Mun
    Wednesday, Feb 21. 2018 09:35 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for this teaching and reminder. We always think we have so much time and concentrate so much in making our body look good and using it to generate wealth which in the end didn’t bring us anything happiness that can last long. We should in fact use our temporary body to work on bringing benefit on others and to generate more merits that can help ourselves and others. Hence we should do more dharma and not waste our time on unnecessary things that will attract us into more worldly actions.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/body-of-a-courtesan-in-nine-stages.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Wednesday, Feb 21. 2018 07:59 PM
    The title ‘Great Scholar’ of India is truly appropriate for Professor Lokesh Chandra. His collection of work is marvellous and very beneficial to any student of Buddhism or spiritual aspirant! From his work, it is evident that Professor Lakesh has deep expertise in language with unequivocal understanding of the Buddhist text as well as superior knowledge of Buddhist iconography. I am at awe! I certainly look forward to reading some of Professor’s work. Thank you for this wonderful sharing, Rinpoche, Joy.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/books-poetry/professor-lokesh-chandra-indias-great-scholar.html
  • Pastor Shin Tan
    Wednesday, Feb 21. 2018 07:01 PM
    Join #ThePromise Twitter Chat Contest to win weekly prizes and mystery gifts every week!!!

    Starting this week, we will have a 30 minutes Twitter Chat (like blog chat) every Sunday from 10 – 10.30pm, with questions on Rinpoche’s biography that you can learn from here http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/h-e-the-25th-tsem-tulku-rinpoches-biography.html.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Feb 21. 2018 12:35 PM
    Stunning…… this very famous Vajrayogini – Ugra Tara temple situated in Sankhu, Kathmandu, Nepal full of history, legends and culture . This temple seem to have the greatest power of blessings for everyone who visited and seeing it. Vajrayogini is a Hindu goddess of knowledge and wisdom and for the Buddhist is also known as Ugra Tara . This temple was built dedicated to the goddess Vajrayogini ,has attracted thousands of pilgrims and tourists from all over the world. Sankhu is one of the sacred power places of Vajrayogini in Nepal . I do hope I can visit this beautiful sacred temple one day. Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for sharing with us. I loved looking at those beautiful pictures as shared.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/vajrayogini-ugra-tara-in-sankhu-nepal.html

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In Tibet Shannan area Riwoche Ling Monastery, devotees are putting Tsem Rinpoche\'s photo inside the cabinet together with the Buddha he loves - Dorje Shugden
在西藏山南日乌曲林寺,信徒们把詹杜固仁波切的法照和他最敬爱的多杰雄登护法像摆在一起
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In Tibet Shannan area Riwoche Ling Monastery, devotees are putting Tsem Rinpoche's photo inside the cabinet together with the Buddha he loves - Dorje Shugden 在西藏山南日乌曲林寺,信徒们把詹杜固仁波切的法照和他最敬爱的多杰雄登护法像摆在一起
Please read this..thank you.
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Please read this..thank you.
A beautiful Dorje Shugden depicted in Druid and newage style. There are many more here and free downloads in high file: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=144924
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A beautiful Dorje Shugden depicted in Druid and newage style. There are many more here and free downloads in high file: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=144924
Here, His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche (left), one of the tutors of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, confers one of the many countless tantric initiations on the Dalai Lama (right). You can see a young Dalai Lama bowing in this picture with Trijang Rinpoche blessing him. Trijang Rinpoche is therefore undoubtedly the Dalai Lama’s tantric master. A great master at that. Tsem Rinpoche
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Here, His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche (left), one of the tutors of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, confers one of the many countless tantric initiations on the Dalai Lama (right). You can see a young Dalai Lama bowing in this picture with Trijang Rinpoche blessing him. Trijang Rinpoche is therefore undoubtedly the Dalai Lama’s tantric master. A great master at that. Tsem Rinpoche
This is a very sacred statue of Buddha Chenresig (Avalokitesvara/Kuan Yin) that manifested many miracles in North India. Read and see more pictures and understand the background here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=153802
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This is a very sacred statue of Buddha Chenresig (Avalokitesvara/Kuan Yin) that manifested many miracles in North India. Read and see more pictures and understand the background here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=153802
Wonderful updated version of The Promise book is out! Please get your copy. Much more new information included.
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Wonderful updated version of The Promise book is out! Please get your copy. Much more new information included.
\"Bhagavani, source of all wonders, Vasudhara, Goddess of splendour and fortune, bestower of auspicious mental desires; homage to the Goddess Wish-fulfilling Wheel.\" (Sakya liturgical verse).
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"Bhagavani, source of all wonders, Vasudhara, Goddess of splendour and fortune, bestower of auspicious mental desires; homage to the Goddess Wish-fulfilling Wheel." (Sakya liturgical verse).
Beautiful and sacred Vajra Yogini in Pharping, Nepal. The caretaker said it was owned by the Great Marpa the translator who was the guru of Milarepa. Wow.
2 months ago
Beautiful and sacred Vajra Yogini in Pharping, Nepal. The caretaker said it was owned by the Great Marpa the translator who was the guru of Milarepa. Wow.
In the Lankavatara Sutra, Lord Buddha says: \"For innumerable reasons, the Bodhisattva, whose nature is compassion, is not to  any meat. Thus Mahamati, whenever there is the evolution of living beings, let people cherish the thought of kinship with them, and thinking that all beings are [to be loved as if they were] and only child, let them refrain from eating meat.  Mahamati, meat is not eaten by anybody for any reason, there will be no destroyer of life. Thus, Mahamati, meat-eating I have not permitted to anyone, I do not permit, I will not permit.\"
2 months ago
In the Lankavatara Sutra, Lord Buddha says: "For innumerable reasons, the Bodhisattva, whose nature is compassion, is not to any meat. Thus Mahamati, whenever there is the evolution of living beings, let people cherish the thought of kinship with them, and thinking that all beings are [to be loved as if they were] and only child, let them refrain from eating meat. Mahamati, meat is not eaten by anybody for any reason, there will be no destroyer of life. Thus, Mahamati, meat-eating I have not permitted to anyone, I do not permit, I will not permit."
At times I have to be a trendsetter in spirituality as opposed to just being a follower and that is why I take chances and try. I may not be liked always for it, but I have to do it. In this way I have been introducing Dorje Shugden to the world. I know Shugden is good and will help so many and that is why I do it.
2 months ago
At times I have to be a trendsetter in spirituality as opposed to just being a follower and that is why I take chances and try. I may not be liked always for it, but I have to do it. In this way I have been introducing Dorje Shugden to the world. I know Shugden is good and will help so many and that is why I do it.
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it\'s right and will benefit people at the cost of your own reputation. That\'s how I feel when I share Dorje Shugden\'s practice with the world.
2 months ago
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it's right and will benefit people at the cost of your own reputation. That's how I feel when I share Dorje Shugden's practice with the world.
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it\'s right and you are true to yourself.
2 months ago
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it's right and you are true to yourself.
At times I have to be a trendsetter in spirituality as opposed to just being a follower and that is why I take chances and try. I may not be liked always for it, but I have to do it. In this way I have been introducing Dorje Shugden to the world. I know Shugden is good and will help so many and that is why I do it.
2 months ago
At times I have to be a trendsetter in spirituality as opposed to just being a follower and that is why I take chances and try. I may not be liked always for it, but I have to do it. In this way I have been introducing Dorje Shugden to the world. I know Shugden is good and will help so many and that is why I do it.
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it\'s right and you are true to yourself.
2 months ago
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it's right and you are true to yourself.
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it\'s right and will benefit people at the cost of your own reputation. That\'s how I feel when I share Dorje Shugden\'s practice with the world.
2 months ago
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it's right and will benefit people at the cost of your own reputation. That's how I feel when I share Dorje Shugden's practice with the world.
Beautiful Buddha built in Sarnath, India. Sarnath was the place where Lord Buddha first starting teaching the sacred Dharma. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Beautiful Buddha built in Sarnath, India. Sarnath was the place where Lord Buddha first starting teaching the sacred Dharma. Tsem Rinpoche
 This is so good. I need to remember this and not allow people to do this to me anymore. Being kind is one thing, but when they are doing it and it harms, it is not a matter of kindness anymore but taking advantage.
3 months ago
This is so good. I need to remember this and not allow people to do this to me anymore. Being kind is one thing, but when they are doing it and it harms, it is not a matter of kindness anymore but taking advantage.
Incredible Lama Thubten Phurbu and His Activities - http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=150927
3 months ago
Incredible Lama Thubten Phurbu and His Activities - http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=150927
Huffington Post has just released their SECOND EXPOSÉ of the Dorje Shugden issue. You can read about it here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=151328
3 months ago
Huffington Post has just released their SECOND EXPOSÉ of the Dorje Shugden issue. You can read about it here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=151328
Please read what Kyabje Trijang Choktrul Rinpoche says about people\'s religion.
3 months ago
Please read what Kyabje Trijang Choktrul Rinpoche says about people's religion.
A gorgeous Dorje Shugden painted in traditional art style of China. Chinese art has flourished for over 5,000 years and highly sought after. This form of Dorje Shugden is sitting on a seat as you see painted in his chapel (Trode Khangsar) in Lhasa, Tibet. Dorje Shugden can be on a seat or Lion.  More downloads here.  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
3 months ago
A gorgeous Dorje Shugden painted in traditional art style of China. Chinese art has flourished for over 5,000 years and highly sought after. This form of Dorje Shugden is sitting on a seat as you see painted in his chapel (Trode Khangsar) in Lhasa, Tibet. Dorje Shugden can be on a seat or Lion. More downloads here. http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
Dear friends, The Dorje Shugden oracle of Gaden Shartse Monastery was authorized and blessed by both Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. He was a favorite among high lamas for his smooth trances and clear prophecies. This video is a one-of-a-kind where you see the Choyang Dulzin Kuten oracle take trance of the peaceful form of Dorje Shugden wearing the robes of a high lama giving teachings, blessings and transmissions. Very sacred and rare video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pawS1TMOe8k
3 months ago
Dear friends, The Dorje Shugden oracle of Gaden Shartse Monastery was authorized and blessed by both Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. He was a favorite among high lamas for his smooth trances and clear prophecies. This video is a one-of-a-kind where you see the Choyang Dulzin Kuten oracle take trance of the peaceful form of Dorje Shugden wearing the robes of a high lama giving teachings, blessings and transmissions. Very sacred and rare video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pawS1TMOe8k
Beautiful contemporary art piece of Dorje Shugden for free high res download here:  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
3 months ago
Beautiful contemporary art piece of Dorje Shugden for free high res download here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
The Huffington Post extensively covers the Dorje Shugden issue. I had no idea that this article was being written. I was not contacted, not asked for an interview or asked for any comments, and then it was published and my students alerted me to it. So it was a very, very pleasant and encouraging surprise to read such balanced coverage from such a reputable news website. You can read it here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=149806
3 months ago
The Huffington Post extensively covers the Dorje Shugden issue. I had no idea that this article was being written. I was not contacted, not asked for an interview or asked for any comments, and then it was published and my students alerted me to it. So it was a very, very pleasant and encouraging surprise to read such balanced coverage from such a reputable news website. You can read it here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=149806
དེ་རིང་ང་ཁྱེད་རང་ཚོ་མཉམ་དུ་བོད་མིའི་ཆབ་སྲིད་ནང་གི་བློ་མགུ་ནུས་པའི་མངོན་འགྱུར་ཞིག་ཞུའི་ཡིན། གང་དག་བོད་པའི་སྤྱི་ཚོགས་ནང་ཆོས་ལུགས་ཁྱད་པར། དབྱེ་འབྱེད། ཕྱོགས་རིས་ཐོག་ལ་གང་འདྲ་སྟངས་འཛིན་བྱེད་དགོས་ཀྱི་སྐོར་ངེས་གཏན་སྣུན་ཤུགས་བྱེད་ཐུབ། http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/tibetan-mp-tenpa-yarphel-speaks-up-against-nechung-tibetan.html
3 months ago
དེ་རིང་ང་ཁྱེད་རང་ཚོ་མཉམ་དུ་བོད་མིའི་ཆབ་སྲིད་ནང་གི་བློ་མགུ་ནུས་པའི་མངོན་འགྱུར་ཞིག་ཞུའི་ཡིན། གང་དག་བོད་པའི་སྤྱི་ཚོགས་ནང་ཆོས་ལུགས་ཁྱད་པར། དབྱེ་འབྱེད། ཕྱོགས་རིས་ཐོག་ལ་གང་འདྲ་སྟངས་འཛིན་བྱེད་དགོས་ཀྱི་སྐོར་ངེས་གཏན་སྣུན་ཤུགས་བྱེད་ཐུབ། http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/tibetan-mp-tenpa-yarphel-speaks-up-against-nechung-tibetan.html
བོད་པའི་དབུ་ཁྲིད་ཚོའི་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་བསྟེན་མཁན་ཚོར་མ་ཉེས་ཁ་ཡོག་གི་བརྙན་ཕྲིན་གསར་པ། http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/tibetan-leaderships-new-anti-shugden-video-tibetan.html
3 months ago
བོད་པའི་དབུ་ཁྲིད་ཚོའི་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་བསྟེན་མཁན་ཚོར་མ་ཉེས་ཁ་ཡོག་གི་བརྙན་ཕྲིན་གསར་པ། http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/tibetan-leaderships-new-anti-shugden-video-tibetan.html
(Drepung) Dear friends, In the effort to be creative about something as holy and beneficial as Dorje Shugden, we\'ve come out with these new and realistic depictions. One is Dorje Shugden visiting the Potala Palace and the other is Dorje Shugden arising from Drepung Monastery where he lived in Zimkhang Gangma Ladrang as a high lama. Please enjoy and be blessed. Sincerely, Tsem Rinpoche (High resolution downloads: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html )
4 months ago
(Drepung) Dear friends, In the effort to be creative about something as holy and beneficial as Dorje Shugden, we've come out with these new and realistic depictions. One is Dorje Shugden visiting the Potala Palace and the other is Dorje Shugden arising from Drepung Monastery where he lived in Zimkhang Gangma Ladrang as a high lama. Please enjoy and be blessed. Sincerely, Tsem Rinpoche (High resolution downloads: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html )
Dear friends, In the effort to be creative about something as holy and beneficial as Dorje Shugden, we\'ve come out with these new and realistic depictions. One is Dorje Shugden visiting the Potala Palace and the other is Dorje Shugden arising from Drepung Monastery where he lived in Zimkhang Gangma Ladrang as a high lama. Please enjoy and be blessed. Sincerely, Tsem Rinpoche (High resolution downloads: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html )
4 months ago
Dear friends, In the effort to be creative about something as holy and beneficial as Dorje Shugden, we've come out with these new and realistic depictions. One is Dorje Shugden visiting the Potala Palace and the other is Dorje Shugden arising from Drepung Monastery where he lived in Zimkhang Gangma Ladrang as a high lama. Please enjoy and be blessed. Sincerely, Tsem Rinpoche (High resolution downloads: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html )
I had this painting commissioned. Please read more here on this great master-
 http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=146195
4 months ago
I had this painting commissioned. Please read more here on this great master- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=146195
How can all the high lamas of Tibet and all the protectors not be able to defeat Dorje Shugden? This is food for thought: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Bj0254UG-Y
4 months ago
How can all the high lamas of Tibet and all the protectors not be able to defeat Dorje Shugden? This is food for thought: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Bj0254UG-Y
致全世界的华人:这是我一份小小的心意:一幅富有古中国传统艺术的作品。希望你们会喜欢! http://bit.ly/2zLOjnK
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致全世界的华人:这是我一份小小的心意:一幅富有古中国传统艺术的作品。希望你们会喜欢! http://bit.ly/2zLOjnK
“One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.”

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

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

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

Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche 
Read more on His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche: http://bit.ly/1PlaNNS
4 months ago
Recently Beng Kooi and Martin on behalf of myself and Kechara was lucky to have audience with His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal of Gaden Shartse Monastery. He lives in around Paris, France. His Holiness is 91 years old and very healthy and alert. He was the 101st throne holder for Tsongkapa and was the head of the Gelugpa school of Buddhism and was very successful during his tenure. He is a strong practitioner of both Sutra and Tantra of Je Tsongkapa's tradition and a master of all Buddhist knowledge. He holds steadfast to his protector Dorje Shugden very strongly. So we can see even the highest throneholders who are masters of Sutra and Tantra also practices Dorje Shugden knowing the benefits. Beng Kooi and Martin brought photo albums of Kechara Forest Retreat/Kechara and updates on Kechara and our works. His Holiness was very pleased to listen and offered some gifts back. This is a beautiful picture and the great blessings bestowed on us from His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal. Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche Read more on His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche: http://bit.ly/1PlaNNS
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This is so powerful. It is a must read and must share.
Beng Kooi meeting with the scholar and teacher Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen lak. Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen has been very active and you can see his youtubes in Tibetan speaking about the benefits of Dorje Shugden practice. He is a direct student of Trijang Rinpoche and Zong Rinpoche.
4 months ago
Beng Kooi meeting with the scholar and teacher Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen lak. Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen has been very active and you can see his youtubes in Tibetan speaking about the benefits of Dorje Shugden practice. He is a direct student of Trijang Rinpoche and Zong Rinpoche.
Martin meeting with Gen Tashi. Gen Tashi is a very devoted and committed activist of Dorje Shugden\'s cause. He is tireless in speaking for the truth. They enjoyed sharing some time together.
4 months ago
Martin meeting with Gen Tashi. Gen Tashi is a very devoted and committed activist of Dorje Shugden's cause. He is tireless in speaking for the truth. They enjoyed sharing some time together.
Martin meeting with the well known strong and devoted Dorje Shugden activist and scholar Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen lak. Geshe lak was very happy to meet Martin and shared so much wonderful information. Beautiful meeting.
4 months ago
Martin meeting with the well known strong and devoted Dorje Shugden activist and scholar Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen lak. Geshe lak was very happy to meet Martin and shared so much wonderful information. Beautiful meeting.
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Teacher Kwai Yee taught children calligraphy in conjunction with Chinese New Year celebration. Lin Mun KSDS
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Kye Vin wrote a nice calligraphy on his paintings. Very creative. Lin Mun KSDS
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Visit Kechara Forest Retreat during Chinese New Year for an Auspicious Year of the Dog!
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"Pray to Tara for everything from business success, the safety and happiness of our family, it will be beneficial. As stated in the praise: “Desiring children you will gain offsprings; seek wealth and you will be granted riches; whatever you desire you will obtain”." From Dorje Shugden's Advice for the New Year 2018 http://bit.ly/2CAA853
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"Pray to Tara for everything from business success, the safety and happiness of our family, it will be beneficial. As stated in the praise: “Desiring children you will gain offsprings; seek wealth and you will be granted riches; whatever you desire you will obtain”." From Dorje Shugden's Advice for the New Year 2018 http://bit.ly/2CAA853
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Princess Dewa Nimbo once said that if Tsem Rinpoche was really a high lama, he would eventually find his own way back onto his spiritual path. The Promise tells the story of it.

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Happy Chinese New Year! May everyone be blessed by Dorje Shugden and Gyenze. Pastor Antoinette
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Happy Chinese New Year! May everyone be blessed by Dorje Shugden and Gyenze. Pastor Antoinette
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