China says OK!

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Dear students and friends,

I came across this article a few days ago, and was pleasantly surprised to read it. China officially lifted a 17-year-old ban on allowing His Holiness the Dalai Lama photos be displayed in Gaden Monastery, in Lhasa, Tibet.

Gaden Monastery was founded by the head of the Gelug tradition, Lama Tsongkhapa, in 1409. Since then thousands of great scholars have graduated from the illustrious monastery. Many teachers were well-sought after by both sangha, laymen and royalty, including the great Emperors of China.

The Emperors of China deeply valued Buddhism, especially those within the Qing dynasty. They promoted Buddhism across the nation to unite their people…

Yong He Gong (雍和宫), a beautiful temple in Beijing, the capital city of China, was rebuilt in the 17th century. The 16-acre royal palace was transformed into a Tibetan monastery as envisioned by Emperor Qian Long. The design was based on Gelugpa monastic principles… and in the 2nd biggest hall of Yong He Gong, the Falun Hall, sits a 6-meter statue of Lama Tsongkhapa. Restoration works were recently done on the breath-taking statue last year.

Lifting this ban reflects how China is seeking to promote harmony within their country… I think that is the greatest gift a country can give their people, which is peace.

Tsem Rinpoche

 


China lifts 17-year ban on Dalai Lama photos at Tibet monastery: group

by Sui-Lee Wee

BEIJING Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:47 am EDT

 

 

(Reuters) – Chinese officials have lifted a ban on Tibetan monks displaying photographs of the Dalai Lama at a prominent monastery, a rights group said on Thursday, an unexpected policy shift which could ease tensions in the restive region.

The decision concerning the Gaden monastery in the Tibetan capital Lhasa – one of the most historically important religious establishments in Tibet – reversed a ban introduced in 1996, the Britain-based Free Tibet group told Reuters, citing sources with direct knowledge of the situation.

It was made as similar changes are being considered in other Tibetan regions of China, and may signal authorities are contemplating looser religious restrictions and a policy change over Tibet, three months after President Xi Jinping took office.

Chinese officials in western Qinghai province are also considering lifting a ban on Tibetans displaying pictures of the exiled spiritual leader, according to the International Campaign for Tibet, a U.S.-based advocacy group.

It said there were also draft proposals in the region to end the practice of forcing Tibetans to denounce the Dalai Lama, and to decrease the police presence at monasteries.

Officials in Lhasa and Qinghai could not immediately be reached for comment.

Such measures appear calculated to reduce tensions between the Tibetans and the government after a series of Tibetan self-immolation protests against Chinese rule.

Beijing considers the Dalai Lama, who fled China in 1959 after an abortive uprising against Chinese rule, a violent separatist. The Dalai Lama, who is based in India, says he is merely seeking greater autonomy for his Himalayan homeland.

Since 2009, at least 120 Tibetans have set themselves on fire in China in protest against Beijing’s policies in Tibet and nearby regions with large Tibetan populations. Most were calling for the return of the Dalai Lama.

“Tibetans’ reverence for and loyalty to the Dalai Lama has almost no equal among the world’s communities and if this policy is extended beyond this individual monastery as other reports suggest, it will be very significant for the Tibetan people,” Free Tibet spokesman Alistair Currie said.

The new policy at the Gaden monastery and the discussions in Qinghai come after a scholar from the Central Party School published an essay questioning China’s policy on Tibet.

So far, President Xi has said very little publicly about Tibet. His late father, Xi Zhongxun, a liberal-minded former vice premier, was close to the Dalai Lama. The Tibetan leader once gave the elder Xi an expensive watch in the 1950s, a gift the senior party official still wore decades later.

“There’s increasingly a view that due to the critical nature of the situation of Tibet, a discussion of a change in some hardline policies is merited and there’s a need for the Dalai Lama to be involved in some way,” Kate Saunders, spokeswoman for the International Campaign for Tibet, told Reuters.

Saunders said the draft proposals in Qinghai were likely to be implemented either in August or September.

(Reporting by Sui-Lee Wee; Editing by Pravin Char)

 

[Extracted from: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/27/us-china-tibet-idUSBRE95Q07E20130627]

 

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Is this article above true or not? See the alternative article below:

 

China strongly denies lifting ban on the Dalai Lama’s portrait in Tibet

Phayul-Friday, June 28, 2013
 

DHARAMSHALA, June 28: The Chinese government has strongly denied reports of any relaxation in their decades old policy in Tibet of a blanket ban on the display of portraits of exiled Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

In a statement to the BBC on Friday, the Chinese state bureau for religious affairs said there had been “no policy change.”

The government maintained that China’s policy towards the Dalai Lama, considered by Beijing a “splittist,” was “consistent and clear”.

“If the Dalai Lama wants to improve his relationship with the Central Government, he must really give up his stance in favour of ‘Tibetan Independence’ or independence in any disguised forms,” the BBC cited the state bureau as saying.

China’s abject denial comes after reports of isolated cases of relaxation in the portrait-ban, as “experimental” measures, came out of Tibet over the past few days.

The London based Free Tibet on Thursday reported that monks at the Gaden monastery, one of Tibet’s oldest and largest institutions of learning, in Tibet’s capital Lhasa have been informed that they can now display picture of the Tibetan spiritual leader, who was forced to flee into exile in 1959.

Reports on similar “experimental” changes in the policy have also come out of two isolated regions in eastern Tibet.

However, Free Tibet added that it would be unwise to speculate on the implications regarding China’s policies in the restive region as the group hasn’t been able to confirm reports on whether the lift on the ban is an isolated case and extends beyond the Gaden monastery.

The BBC noted that they have been unable to confirm this news, despite repeated phone calls to monasteries in Lhasa and in other regions of eastern Tibet.

“Several monks admitted they had heard of possible changes to the government’s long-standing policy, but said they had not witnessed any relaxation in policy themselves,” BBC’s China correspondent Celia Hatton reported.

“Portraits of the Tibetan spiritual leader are still banned, the monks explained. Only officially sanctioned images of the Buddha are permitted to be displayed,” Hatton cited an unnamed monk in Lhasa as saying.

Since 2009, as many as 119 Tibetans living under China’s rule have set themselves on fire demanding freedom and the return of the Dalai Lama from exile.

Scores of Tibetans have been arrested and disappeared for keeping portraits of the Dalai Lama in their phones or at homes, and singing songs or writing about the Tibetan spiritual leader who relinquished all his political authorities to the elected Tibetan leadership in 2011.

For more than three decades now, the Dalai Lama has been calling for autonomy for his people as guaranteed by the constitution of the People’s Republic of China.

Just last month, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Tibet is “an inalienable part of China” and called the Tibetan Nobel peace laureate “a political exile who has long been engaged in anti-China separatist activities in the name of religion.”

 

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  1. Chris Chong on Mar 8, 2016 at 6:50 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing this article. I could not find any confirmed news from any reliable sources that the ban is lifted.

    However, I do hope that this news is true. From this move, I can see that China is changing in its policy and showing more respect and freedom to Tibetans. CTA and Dalai Lama should consider this and do the same to the unjustified Dorje Shugden Ban. When the Dalai Lama is being treated unfairly, many Tibetans will jump out and make noise and some even gave up their life for him. But why when it comes to Dorje Shugden, they are willing to treat their own fellow Tibetans harshly physically and verbally.

    I pray that the Shugden Ban will be lifted as soon as possible.

    Humbly,
    Chris

  2. Stephen Ho on Oct 11, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    I find it very strange that all the comments here focused on the Reuters report and ignored the ALTERNATIVE and CONTRADICTORY Phayul report posted after that : “China strongly denies lifting ban on the Dalai Lama’s portrait in Tibet” Phayul ( Friday, June 28, 2013 ). I wonder why, since similar things have been going on for sometime ? Are we in denial ?

  3. Alan Chan ( KHJB ) on Aug 5, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the great news about lifting the 17-year ban of H.H Dalai Lama photos in Gaden Monastery. I am wish that Tibet and China can rebuild a peaceful relationship which Tibetan Buddhism can spread all the world .

  4. Albert Ratchaga on Aug 5, 2013 at 10:52 am

    I’ve went on the net to search about this news, but I seen most of the articles are showing negative, news from BBC, CTA, London news, Bangladeshi news.. etc. Although there are news about lifting the ban, there are also news denied lifting the ban, always, there are 2 side of info about something, Some times there may not have very solid proof of info, but in this case, of course I do hope that the news about lifting the ban is true.

    For someone like Dalai Lama who is having such huge influence to the public, if the ban towards him is lifted, it gives him more space and freedom to promote Dharma and to benefit more people, what we want for our country is where everyone is living healthily and happily, so if allowing Dalai Lama to freely travel to our country, isn’t it the best gift to our citizen? The best way to gain Happiness is through Dharma, because any other happiness will not last if it’s without Dharma.

  5. Wan Wai Meng on Jul 27, 2013 at 3:20 am

    I do think China is doing a real good move by allowing the Dalai Lama’s picture in the monasteries. It is really getting out of control the way things are happening in TIbet with all the immolations. I look forward to China to opening up to bring peace and stability in Tibet.

  6. Edern Tan on Jul 18, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    It is great to know that china had lifted the ban. The really did the best thing to bring peace, harmony, ect to the country and people.

  7. beatrix ooi on Jul 18, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    This is a really good news from the Chinese government, it’s not easy to lift up a 17 year-old ban, something must have happened internally. But no matter what the reason was, it shows that the government cares about the country and people( although they denied it).Awesome article to read! I hope that everything will go back to normal soon.
    Thank You for sharing Rinpoche.

  8. So Kin Hoe on Jul 14, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the good news about lifting the 17-year ban of HHDL’s photos in Gaden Monastery. May HHDL return to his homeland Tibet and pray that China and Tibet can build a peaceful relationship to enable Tibetan Buddhism to grow more.

  9. Grace Leong on Jul 10, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    It’s really great to see this possibility of a reconciliation happening soon between China and Tibet. The main goal is to continue to turn the wheel of Dharma in China, Tibet and all parts of the world, in order for all to benefit !

  10. Julien Roth on Jul 9, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    Such good news to hear. I hope that HHDL will be allowed to visit his home soon. I would be happy to hear that news.

  11. Cliff on Jul 9, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    This is such great news! Even if this may or may not be true, which i really hope it is, only spreads more awareness to hopefully one day allowing H.H.Dalai Lama returning back to Tibet to spread the dharma. Many great sangha’s have given up their lives for H.H.Dalai Lama, I really hope to see change in China’s government views on this matter. It is good to see some relaxation on allowing H.H.Dalai Lama’s photos to be displayed. I can’t wait to see one day H.H.Dalai Lama returning back to Tibet, that would be a truly glorious day for all Buddhist in Tibet. Thank you for sharing this Rinpoche.

  12. MayOng on Jul 9, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Wonderful news from Reuters on the 17-year lift of the ban on the display of the Dalai Lama’s photo in Tibet monastery.

  13. Uncle Eddie on Jul 8, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    Banning the display of HH Dalai Lama photos in Gaden Monastry in Lhasa, Tibet, is not a big issue, nor would it make any difference to Buddhists’ minds. Yes, its impossible to erase the image of Dalai Lama’s face from peoples’ minds, who worship Tibetan Buddhism with or without HH The Dalai Lama’s photos being displayed. Like Rinpoche said, “Many teachers were well sought by both sanghas, laymen and royalty too, including the great emperors of China. Buddhism is used to promote Unity for the chinese all the World over. As said, “lifting the ban reflects how China is seeking to promote harmony within the country….. that’s the greatest gift a country can give their people, which is PEACE.” Who in this World does not need peace?

  14. Datuk May on Jul 8, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    The fact that such news can be broadcasted, is a good sign especially when there is a new leadership in China.

    No controversial news can get out of China, unless it is intended. It would be great if China would permit the revival of Buddhism as spirituality is greatly needed in this country if it is to be a world leader in time to come.

  15. Grace Leu KHJB on Jul 7, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    This is really good news, may peace spread all over the world.

  16. Lim Han Nee on Jul 7, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this piece of good news. Even if it is just Gaden Monastery and other isolated places which have been allowed to display pictures again of HH Dalai Lama, this is stll great news. A beginning has been made to the lifting of the 17 year old ban on the display of the Dalai Lama’s pictures in Tibet.

    At least China is willing to experiment with different ways of addressing the concern over the 120 cases of self-immolations among Tibetans. It shows China’s willingness to even play the game the Tibetan way.

  17. Low KHJB on Jul 7, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing.I certainly hope that the Chinese Government would allowed the citizen of China and Tibet to have the freedom to practice religion as they wish without any restriction or agenda.The time has come as China is more liberal now in many areas.

    May HHDL achieve his rights to return to his rightful homeland in Tibet.

  18. Lim (KH JB) on Jul 7, 2013 at 11:28 am

    Wow thats the awesome news, it show that Karma always around us…

    When we do positive acts sure the positive results will come in the right timing…

  19. Sock Wan on Jul 7, 2013 at 12:07 am

    Such a good news, it may also mean His Holiness will be able to go back to Tibet one day and His middle way strategy is working. After all, spreading Dharma is still the priority in his life. His Holiness has brought Buddhism and Dharma to the west, time for him to bring this precious Jewel back to China and Tibet.

    • Su Ming on Jul 8, 2013 at 12:05 am

      I agree with you that if HH is allowed to visit or return to Tibet, it will be a fantastic news. However, to me I don’t think that is the main agenda for HH. HH is a boddhisatva, HH is not attached to place, time, and etc. For HH, I feel like all the high attained lamas, the main priority is a place where they can spread dharma far & wide.

      But, I agree it is a good news from China. And will be interesting to read their next step

  20. Chee ks on Jul 6, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    这个善因造下了,希望趕快开花结果,让曾经发展煇煌的佛教再度在中国大地重新復兴!

  21. Boon on Jul 6, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    It’s really a good news to heard from the Chinese government. Hopefully they will allow H.H Dalai Lama go back to his hometown-Tibet in future as this is the hopes from the
    majority people especially those tibetan.

  22. HelenaC on Jul 6, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    It is a super great news to know! I really hope HHDL can visit his home soon! Pray for that!

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  • Stella Cheang
    Saturday, Jul 30. 2016 06:35 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for the video and beautiful photos from yester-years, they certainly bring us down memory lane to the days when Dalai Lama was deemed as the king of state. At that time, Tibetan Buddhism is sheltered and mysterious to the eyes of the world, while Tibet often illustrated by the westerners as the Shangri-la tucked away in between the glorious mountains of China and India.

    As the turn of events unfolded, Tibetans were suddenly landed as stateless refugee at the door of India, following the 1959 Tibetan exodus. The Prime Minister of India then, Jawaharlal Nehru graciously took them in and provided Tibetans under the leadership of Dalai Lama with a base to rebuild Tibet. While Panchen Lama stayed and looked after Tibetans who remained in Tibet. In retrospective, this is akin to compassion of the loving father (Dalai Lama) and mother (Panchen Lama) who care for their only child (people of Tibet).

    Many years had passed since then, Tibetan Buddhism was “rebranded” into a world renowned religion not only slipping into the daily lives of many people in the west, but also renewing its connection with people from the east. Dalai Lama and many Tibetan in exile worked tirelessly to keep Tibetan Buddhism alive amidst hardship and instability. It is, perhaps, now time for Tibet to step up and retake the world stage for Tibetan Buddhism.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-dalai-lama-panchen-lama-in-india-in-1956.html
  • samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jul 30. 2016 04:35 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these interesting article about Buddhism in China..It would be amazing and wonderful if Buddhism can be the second largest religion in the world.Buddhism has never been a religion that encourages others to convert.The majority of Chinese are Buddhist and the population is growing day by day More people are practicing Buddhism and it will benefit more people in the future..If all religions in this world teaches the same …to develop love and compassion it will be peaceful world to live in without war then.
    Thanks again
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/buddhism-the-second-largest-religion-in-the-world.html
  • samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jul 30. 2016 01:58 PM
    Thank you Herman for sharing .I do enjoyed reading as it explained deeply ,very informative for us to understand.Do agree with Herman a true religion should never condemn other religions but instead accept and embrace the differences. We are so fortunate to have Rinpoche that teach us the correct path …. to be a better person with kindness and compassion and so forth.
    Thanks again
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/guest-contributors/spirituality-without-religion.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Friday, Jul 29. 2016 01:44 PM
    Guru for Hire and Enlightenment for Sale is not just any Dharma book (or DVD). It is the holy “bible” for all of us who are keen and genuine in wanting to immerse ourselves in Dharma. The guidelines mentioned in this book is very logical and practical. For example, how should we manage or handle new students, what are the basic infrastructure required for a retreat centre or dharma centre, and how should we handle VIP that is brought in by another member? It certainly sound funny the way Rinpoche articulated it, but some of those examples are true stories in real life. We committed those “silly mistakes” because we, citizen of this beautiful country, do not have the mass consciousness for Buddhism. We are lacking in the general knowledge or etiquette of being a Buddhist, leave alone knowing the protocol on how to respect a lama, or understand the importance to sponsor a lama and the holy sangha. In Tibet, a revered high lama like Rinpoche will not be subjected to all the mundane chores like how Rinpoche used to be doing for his students. But Rinpoche did. We are very fortunate to have Rinpoche laid down plainly the guidelines as well as procedures for us, hence we must cherish the knowledge, learn up as best as we can, and be ready to share it with others.

    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Han Nee for this sharing.

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    Friday, Jul 29. 2016 01:31 PM
    Thanks for sharing this book review…..interesting there s so much to know and learn from , even though it just a review all from Ronpoche teachings.I read it over and over again to understand better.Mr.Edward Ooi…did a good job putting all important points down for us to understand better.Thanks you Mr Edward Ooi I will recommend this book to my friends .May all of us be blessed and be more compassionate.
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  • sonny tan
    Friday, Jul 29. 2016 11:37 AM
    sonny tan on Jul 29, 2016 at 11:36 am
    Thank you Rinpoche for this highlight on cruelty to animals. It really made me wants to puke and sick to my stomach reading and seeing this senseless pictures of animals being tortured. It is totally beyond my ordinary human comprehension that these farmers are still resorting to such cruel acts. It is totally outrageous, disgusting to say the least that such cruelty acts still exist in the animal’s farm. I am pretty sure that industrialized countries would have adopted a more humane way of killing these animals rather than bludgeoning them, killing them with rifles pointing at their heads. For instance like putting these animals in a cold room and they would naturally sleep without any pain instituted on them, well it is an afterthought not that I would want encourage killing of animals.
    It made me wonder why humans still believe that animals meat protein is essential for their well-being this misinformation on animal protein good for human has already been debunked and human are still eating it. It has also been discovered that when fear arises in the animals about to be slaughtered they release hormones that would have contents of poison detrimental for human consumption.
    However, on a religious standpoint a simply analogy would be ‘as you sow, so shall you reap’
  • Stella Cheang
    Thursday, Jul 28. 2016 10:50 PM
    Very nice to read about how mankind can actually be loyal and loving in treating their furry best friend. We have too many stories about brutal and violence treatment on animals by human, hence this story is very refreshing. I can only imagine the anxiety and the worry-some feeling experience by Sylvester Stallone and Butkus during those moments of separation. And the adrenaline rush when Stallone gotten his paycheck and wanting to “claim” Butkus back. Given this strong feeling he had for Butkus, I would say the price tag is secondary. I admire Stallone for his loyalty and conviction in his friendship with Butkus.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this uplifting story with us.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/sylvester-stallones-best-friend.html
  • Lin Mun
    Thursday, Jul 28. 2016 09:43 PM
    Keisha is definitely a very brave and compassion girl. Who would dare to stand up for others when she is all alone and surrounded by so many people. I really respect her courage to protect the man even though she may get hurt. It is real kindness that she protects the weak.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this story.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/a-mighty-girl.html
  • Pastor Shin Tan
    Thursday, Jul 28. 2016 05:25 PM
    PHOTOS ON THE GO SHARED BY H.E. TSEM TULKU RINPOCHE:

    Never forget to do our Vajra Yogini practice. We can lose our money, we can lose our friends, we can lose our position, we can lose our family, we can lose our wife, we can lose our husband and we can lose our materialistic possession because in the end we will lose all outer objects anyway, but NEVER lose our Vajra Yogini practice. Everything lost is meant to be lost because we are in samsara and whatever we enjoy in samsara will not last and will be lost. It is their nature.

    Never waste time, energy and keep procrastinating, but do our Vajra Yogini practice intensely and strongly and be firm. Samsara never grants permanence and happiness, but Vajra Yogini’s practice will hand the universe and all the joys within it to you.
    -Tsem Rinpoche

    From: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?nggpu=www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/photos-on-the-go/photo_160723184021_0.jpg
  • samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jul 28. 2016 12:34 PM
    Amazing lady… Jane Goodall!..An inspiring article to know so much of this kind and compassionate lady.I do enjoyed watching the video and reading it. Thank you Rinpoche and team for sharing.She is a truly inspiring lady with a strong determination, selflessness and mindfulness to do what she wanted by all means to create a friendly environment and preservation of wild life.She is an example for us to follow.
    Thanks again.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/something-incredible-about-jane-goodall.html
  • sonny tan
    Thursday, Jul 28. 2016 09:57 AM
    sonny tan on Jul 28, 2016 at 9:56 am
    Thank you Rinpoche for this highlight on death, a morbid and taboo subject, everyone knows about death but few wants to hear it, talk or discuss about it but eventually we will all have to face this moment one day. It is an inevitable fact that we have to embrace it when our numbers are up, a highly respected sage was asked about death he replied that we are all heading towards death the minute we are born, go to every householder and you will realize that there is always death in every family for no can or will ever escape from it.
    There will always be extreme fear, uncertainties, mental confusion, depression and fearing of the unknown as many of us are unprepared when it really and eventually arrived at our door step. What will be my thoughts then when it comes? I would feel the same situation as everyone else prior to my coming here at Kechara. At least now in Kechara with constant Rinpoche’s teaching and discourses on so many subjects about life and hereafter and being guided on the so many steps, ways, meditation practices that I can learn and prepare for the final moments I would say it somewhat has lessened the fear and hopefully be more brave to accept it as a reality and should not shun it and be in denial mode but be properly prepare for it.
    It is rather unfortunate that many of our elders has not guided us, prepare us or discuss with us on this subject however, if they had done so we would have been better equip with the knowledge on death. I guess they are also in the dark on this subject unless they are spiritually inclined especially towards Buddhism.
  • Lin Mun
    Wednesday, Jul 27. 2016 09:40 PM
    So glad to see 2 religious leaders come together for a dialogue. This show mutual respect and freedom of religious among the society.

    It is so important to practise our belief in peace and harmony environment. Religion should not bring any force but with understanding of good values and intention.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/this-is-so-needed.html
  • samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jul 27. 2016 03:44 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing his beautiful inspiring spiritual journey.May Rinpoche be united as one with Vajrayogini and
    may all of us have the great merits to be blessed with the precious Vajrayogini practice. If i can have fantasy imagination so beautiful too will be great. Those pictures shown above was very beautiful and simple in a way. I liked it.We are fortunate to have Rinpoche sharing his teachings in KFR
    with folded hands,thanks again
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/she-smiles-at-me.html
  • samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jul 27. 2016 02:37 PM
    Thank you, Rinpoche, for sharing the above videos.I have still quite a lot to learn ..Its really so kind and generous for Rinpoche to show us his altar…..so beautiful and neatly arranged.The Mother Vajrayogini is so beautiful too. Its a blessing that we are given a chance to see it. I do enjoy seeing those beautiful statues and offerings.I do hope i will have more offerings at my altar too in future.
    Thanks again
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/see-my-beautiful-shrine.html
  • sonny tan
    Wednesday, Jul 27. 2016 01:02 PM
    sonny tan on Jul 27, 2016 at 1:01 pm
    Thank you Pastor Niral and team for producing such exciting and powerful explanation on the God and Goddesses realm. Though mind boggling but interesting to note that the Gods have a lifespan same like us here on earth but perhaps they lived much longer period.
    It would be interesting to know when residing in the Gods realm would there be any further dharma teachings to ascend to higher consciousness or merely a realm indulging in extreme pleasures while waiting for the karma to be depleted.
    It is very enlightening to know that Lord Buddha transformed into a combined form of Heruka and Vajrayogini to subdue Heruka and consort. I always have this idea that Lord Buddha is in a realm where he resides in total sublime bliss and peace but I guess he is omnipresent and omniscient in every aspect.
    Meditation on death and Vajrayogini practice as taught by Rinpoche would be a fast and good gateway to reach the higher consciousness realm and return to our true nature and not enjoying the sensual pleasures of the Gods realm.

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The Unknown

The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
The unknown may be growth and opportunities,
One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
But then again, the unknown is sometimes worse than the known. In the end nothing is known unless we endeavour,
So go pursue all the way with the unknown,
because all unknown with familiarity becomes the known.
~Tsem Rinpoche

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2 days ago
This picture says it all. I wonder always why constructed items these days wear out so fast.
6 days ago
This is a beautiful portrait
6 days ago
Sacred art work on Vajra Yogini
1 week ago
Never forget to do our Vajra Yogini practice. We can lose our money, we can lose our friends, we can lose our position, we can lose our family, we can lose our wife, we can lose our husband and we can lose our materialistic possession because in the end we will lose all outer objects anyway, but NEVER lose our Vajra Yogini practice. Everything lost is meant to be lost because we are in samsara and whatever we enjoy in samsara will not last and will be lost. It is their nature. Never waste time, energy and keep procrastinating, but do our Vajra Yogini practice intensely and strongly and be firm. Samsara never grants permanence and happiness, but Vajra Yogini's practice will hand the universe and all the joys within it to you.-Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
LADRANG LIGHT OFFERING FUND A rare and precious opportunity for candles to be offered on your behalf at the private residence of His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche. The offering of light to the Three Jewels has great benefits for one's mind including gaining clarity and intelligence, the acceleration of realisations, and greater understanding and wisdom. This exclusive light offering is also ideal for those who do not have a personal altar or are unable to make light offerings themselves. http://www.vajrasecrets.com/ladrang-light-offering-fund
1 week ago
Nice friends who help each other in Dharma works.
2 weeks ago
Venerable Geshe Puntsok speaks so well in both Tibetan and English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idQF6_6BD6s and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZ-jCJQWMMs&t=0s
2 weeks ago
Beautiful image of Avalokitesvara who has spoken before. Housed in Ladakh
2 weeks ago
Our Panglung Kuten taking trance of Dorje Shugden in Tibet where he is greatly sought after
2 weeks ago
Beautiful painting of Atisha
2 weeks ago
Beautiful Tara has arrived in Kechara Forest Retreat. See many more pictures: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=105289
2 weeks ago
Gorgeous Buddha carved into the mountain in China
3 weeks ago
Beautiful Dorje Shugden Gyenze statue by Kechara available at vajrasecrets.com
3 weeks ago
I like this Buddha image very much
3 weeks ago
Beautiful Buddha in the Bodhgaya enlightenment stupa
3 weeks ago
Pastor Lanse, contact her if you have questions..she is kind and helpful.
3 weeks ago
Interesting
3 weeks ago
Buddha sat under this tree when he gained enlightenment
3 weeks ago
Buddha Goddess Dukkar. Beautiful image.
3 weeks ago
Such a nice retreat house for extended meditations and prayers.. ..incredible. With trees, sunshine, pond, lotus leaves and purple flowers. I love this whole setting. Even creepers growing on the roof of the house. How perfect this place is for me.
4 weeks ago
Tsem Rinpoche brings home Dharma and this was his first day home.
4 weeks ago
White Tara mantra in Sanskrit
4 weeks ago
Beautiful thangka of Buddha of wisdom Saraswati
4 weeks ago
Beautiful image of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen in Kechara
4 weeks ago
A beautiful and blessed Dharma family. May Lord Manjushri guide, bless and keep them close to Him in this and all lives. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
One of the things I love about my Guru is that his teachings are never dry and far from boring. Rinpoche would joke, poke fun and tease but there is always an insightful, if not profound, teaching in each joke or teasing. I consider myself very blessed to have found a Guru who has the skillful means to drum some Dharma into this numbskull of mine. -From Sharon Ong
4 weeks ago
I really like outdoor Buddhas.
4 weeks ago
Dorje Shugden takes trance of the senior Choyang Dulzin Kuten in Gaden Monastery.
4 weeks ago
His Holiness Kyabje Zong Choktrul Rinpoche sitting on my lap during a teaching in Dharamsala. I am so happy to hold the reincarnation of my precious teacher. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
This is a beautiful picture of Choktrul Zemey Rinpoche. May he bless all of us and manifest the teaching of Tsongkapa's doctrine again.
4 weeks ago
This is really nicely done. Welcome!
4 weeks ago
Good friends with good motivation coupled with a kind heart to be of benefit to others is time worth spent. Life is over so fast and anytime it can be snuffed out, so therefore do dharma, practice dharma, and engage in dharma. Tsem Rinpoche.
1 month ago
Sacred Manjushri Kumara 9th Century Pala Dynasty India
1 month ago
This sacred White Tara is on the Bodhgaya enlightenment stupa marking the very spot Lord Buddha achieved enlightenment.
2 months ago
Myself at the sacred lake at Dromo Geshe Rinpoche's residence
2 months ago
Myself at Dromo Geshe Rinpoche's house where there is a sacred lake on his property. The Five Sister Protector Goddesses abide at this lake. I am making offerings to the divinities in the lake here. Many contractors or workers who come to do work often observe 'Asian ladies' dressed very well walking around the perimeter of the lake and there are no Asian ladies living nearby at all. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Myself sitting at a lake where Bigfoots are often sighted in Willow Creek, California. This area in Northern California is a hot spot for Bigfoot sightings for hundreds of years till present day. We spent the afternoon there and we did our sadhanas and enjoy the BEAUTIFUL cool/dry weather (no humidity) and you don't sweat. The water was clear and sparkling. It is one of the most beautiful places I have been too and I can easily live there in this area. It was hard to leave this place. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Such a beautiful conservatory. How I would love to have a room like this among woodlands.
2 months ago
Another beautiful Gyenze statue arrives made by Kechara
2 months ago
My Mumu boy is super duper cute. I love you Mumu.
2 months ago
Pastor Adeline leads a holy and beneficial Tsongkapa retreat group in Kechara Forest Retreat today. Very nice to see this. I like it when our Pastors and senior students encourage, nurture others into the dharma. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Images of the Buddha are always a great blessing
2 months ago
Beautifully painted Shakyamuni the Buddha
2 months ago
Nice painting of Lord Tsongkapa
2 months ago
Beautiful painting of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche the omniscient.
2 months ago
This is a traditional thangka painting of the Karma Gadri style, which was especially commissioned by Tashi Mannox on the rarely depicted great calligrapher and scholar Thönmi Sambhota. Sambhota is a historical figure responsible for developing the foundation of the Tibetan writing systems in the seventh century A.D, which form the basis of the Tibetan language today.
2 months ago
Spectacular outdoor Tsongkapa in Mongolia
2 months ago
BEAUTIFUL Tara statue! Magnificent
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  • Dorje Shugden oracle taking trance in China
    3 months ago
    Dorje Shugden oracle taking trance in China
  • Dorje Shugden oracle taking trance in China
    3 months ago
    Dorje Shugden oracle taking trance in China
  • Taking Trance
    3 months ago
    Taking Trance
  • See what humans can do
    5 months ago
    See what humans can do
  • Shocking undercover video shows animal abuse at 'humane cert
    5 months ago
    Shocking undercover video shows animal abuse at 'humane cert
  • Video reveals what goes on inside 'humane slaughterhouse' in
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    Video reveals what goes on inside 'humane slaughterhouse' in
  • People can really live their lives to save others. This is a good way to live. Beautiful video.
    6 months ago
    People can really live their lives to save others. This is a good way to live. Beautiful video.
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    8 months ago
    All beings have feelings and do not want pain, to be hurt or harmed. Therefore we must respect this and not harm animals. See this video how this man has made good friends with a special fish who comes when he rings for the fish. Touching. Tsem Rinpoche
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    10 months ago
    HH the Dalai Lama prays with HH Trijang Rinpoche and HH Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. Such a beautiful video of His Holiness Dalai Lama, His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and His Holiness Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche (Very exalted high Nyingma lama) are all praying together. In the background you see a young Kyabje Lati Rinpoche too. So beautiful. This is how it was before the ban. All the sects and high lamas were superbly harmonious. After the Dorje Shugden ban things changed for the worse. May the ban be released soon. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Nice Dorje Shugden rock painting
    11 months ago
    Nice Dorje Shugden rock painting
  • His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche teaches the truth of life and our impeding death.
    11 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche teaches the truth of life and our impeding death.
  • A kind message from Mr. Tsering Wangchuk to me. Thank you so much. Tsem Rinpoche
    11 months ago
    A kind message from Mr. Tsering Wangchuk to me. Thank you so much. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 1)
    11 months ago
    Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 1)
  • Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 2)
    11 months ago
    Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 2)
  • His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche accepts Long Life puja
    1 years ago
    His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche accepts Long Life puja

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