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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.”

 

[Extracted from: http://www.phayul.com/news/article.aspx?id=33668&article=China+strongly+denies+lifting+ban+on+the+Dalai+Lama%e2%80%99s+portrait+in+Tibet]

 

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  1. 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 ?

  2. 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 .

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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 !

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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?

  13. 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.

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

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

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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…

  18. 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

  19. 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!

  20. 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.

  21. 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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Beautiful pendant of Dorje Shugden Trakzey available now for your invite and blessings from http://www.vajrasecrets.com! So beautifully crafted! This special form of Dorje Shugden rides on a garuda representing destruction of anger and protection of malevolent forces. Dorje Shugden protecting you wherever you go in the form of this sacred art pendant.
11 hours ago
Amazing Wangzey Dorje Shugden pendant available now for your invite and blessings from http://www.vajrasecrets.com! So beautifully crafted! This form of Dorje Shugden helps us to overcome insecurities, fears and difficult situations. Wear this special form of Dorje Shugden always!
11 hours ago
The principle form of Dorje Shugden in 18 inches riding on a powerful snow lion the King of celestial beasts representing Dorje Shugden has overcome all obscurations and four maras and is fully enlightened. The remaining form of Gyenze Dorje Shugden will be available soon here at http://www.vajrasecrets.com.
11 hours ago
Beautiful 18 inches Shitzey Dorje Shugden available now for your invite and blessings from http://www.vajrasecrets.com! So beautifully crafted! This form of Dorje Shugden rides on a celestial elephant representing firmness and strength of the enlightened mind of Dorje Shugden. Shitzey helps us to heal, overcome diseases, placate anger and dangerous environmental situations.
11 hours ago
Beautiful 18 inches Trakzey Dorje Shugden available now for your invite and blessings from http://www.vajrasecrets.com! So beautifully crafted! So very rare riding on a Garuda. This form of Dorje Shugden is powerful to protect from negative energy and powerful energies that disrupt our minds, work and spiritual progress.
11 hours ago
Beautiful 18 inches Wangzey Dorje Shugden available now for your invite and blessings from http://www.vajrasecrets.com! So beautifully crafted! This form of Dorje Shugden helps us to overcome insecurities, fears and difficult situations.
2 days ago
This stunning Hayagriva thangka is in my aunt's shrine
2 days ago
Stunning Protector Brahmarupa
2 days ago
Protector Brahmarupa
2 days ago
Interesting background on Protector Brahmarupa
2 days ago
The Goddess Trokner Jenma or Bhrikuti...Very nice
6 days ago
So picturesque: Japanese small towns are quaint, neat, clean and very organized and it has very rustic feeling and they connect with nature. They are timeless with modern conveniences but old world feel. I love small Japanese towns.
6 days ago
Japanese small towns are quaint, neat, clean and very organized and it has very rustic feeling and they connect with nature. They are timeless with modern conveniences but old world feel. I love small Japanese towns.
1 week ago
This Vajra Yogini is in Rashi Gempil Temple in Howell, New Jersey. My guru Kensur Rinpoche invited this from India and enshrined Her in his house next to the temple. His house was right next to the temple. I use to go and look at Her always extremely fascinated. The statue is there now and here it is. Beautiful. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Whenever we think we can't we should take refuge in Manjushri and do his practice and retreats and then our minds will open up more and then we will understand we can. That nothing is can't but everything should be CAN!~ Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
H.H.Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche drew this Buddha.
2 weeks ago
Four wonderful people at a very holy and sacred location making pilgrimage. Many dakinis were sighted in this area.
2 weeks ago
Nice painting of Tibetan King Trisong Deutsen who did alot for the propagation of Dharma during his reign. He is worshipped as a Dharma king and attained being also.
2 weeks ago
Congratulations to Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche in Canada! See: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=73108
2 weeks ago
The personal statue of Lord Dorje Shugden of His Holiness Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche. Very holy and sacred. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Dorje Shugden statues to be given away
2 weeks ago
Some Dharma protectors have the special karmic link to take trance in people to speak. Gaden had a such a great oracle called Choyang Dulzin Kuten who took trance of Dorje Shugden, Setrap and Kache Marpo. This is a picture of the oracle of Gaden in full trance.
2 weeks ago
Two of the best people anyone can have as friends in their life. Left is Beng Kooi and right is Su Ming.
2 weeks ago
His Eminence Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche visited me in my house in Gaden Monastery back in 1994. What an honour. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
My personal thangka. Centre is H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. Left is emanating from his heart is Vajra Yogini. Right is Dorje Shugden. I am at the bottom eternally prostrating to them. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Each one of us should write a respectful letter to this temple head and try to release this poor elephant..Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Powerful!!
2 weeks ago
I want to be this Yogi in the picture. I want to be just like him deep within myself exploring the outer universe because I have conquered and mastered my inner universe. Because everything on my inside is explored, purified, cleaned and awakened, I venture out to the thousands of universes and limitless minds to bring them the truth of existence and phenomena. I wish to travel the three realms, various planes and six forms of existences. I wish to share vision of emptiness and bodhicitta which is the view to liberate the countless beings still trapped within themselves and their surroundings. I wish to be of tremendous benefit as I sit by my tree and placid lake. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Lord Buddha shows a miracle by ascending above the river into the sky to resolve a dispute
3 weeks ago
Something short and special to share: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=73042
3 weeks ago
I am with Dato Wira Eric and Jp to plan Kechara Forest Retreat a few years back
3 weeks ago
I love this poster next to our Kechara outlets in the shopping malls
3 weeks ago
Does this work? Has anyone tried this? Click on picture to enlarge.
4 weeks ago
Very nice picture. Keep as screensaver. It is our stupa at Kechara Forest Retreat.
4 weeks ago
Whatever picture you see on the feet is the internal organ you benefit when press on that area. This is Chinese reflexology. TR
4 weeks ago
On our Tsem Rinpoche's http://www.tsemrinpoche.com, a while back an article was posted "DORJE SHUGDEN: MY SIDE OF THE STORY", where Rinpoche shares about his personal journey of Dorje Shugden's practice, history and why he continues his practice even with so much personal attacks for his choice. This blog post has since reached over 100,000 now. This is news to rejoice. Many people have viewed this post and gained further knowledge on Tsem Rinpoche's relationship with Dorje Shugden and in the process learned more about the practice of Dorje Shugden. Tsem Rinpoche on this post speaks with clarity, strength and logic: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=65988
4 weeks ago
There is no photo-shopping at all. Look at what is in the sky. TR
4 weeks ago
Maghada Sangmo on the top of the roof offering incense and requestiong Buddha to her home. Her relatives making offerings to naked Jain sadhus in her home. (right side). The left side sees Buddha arriving miraculously heralded by his entourage/students of Arhats riding various animal mounts. The Arhats have gained certain supernatural abilities. Buddha descends to the house and is at the door. Receives alms from Maghada Sangmo and gives dharma teachings. As a result, the city has taken refuge from listening to the Buddha and many achieve Arhatship. Due to Sangmo's devotion, faith and trust in Buddha, the Buddha arrives at her home and turns the wheel of dharma and many enter into the dharma because of this. This is a clip from a old thangka. TR
4 weeks ago
Ms. Su Ming is one of the most reliable and kindest persons I have met. It is anyone's good luck to be her friend. Here she is with her beloved nephew at Kechara Forest Retreat. May they be blessed always.
4 weeks ago
This was taken at Kechara Forest Retreat. If you click and enlarge the photo, you can see what is illuminated under the moonlight. Very nice.
4 weeks ago
This picture was taken on Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. I was around 19 years old I think. I was living in Thubten Dhargye Ling Buddhist centre under the holy guide of Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen whom I love and respect so much. I was lucky to be a young boy in a huge city like Los Angeles and living under the guidance of a great master like him. I feel I have very good karma to find this master and trust him, follow him and live with him when other teenagers were doing such different things in a big city. My interest was always dharma. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
This was my tiny small room in Gaden for the first few years. The space next to my rooms are where the cows stayed. I had a huge crack in my wall and I can see the cows and they can see me! My room leaked very badly when it rained with a separate toilet nearby. The toilet barely worked and rarely flushed and had snakes in the toilet or behind the door a few times. The manager of the place told me I can get a better room that does not leak if I raise funds to build more rooms. I was barely getting enough to eat let alone raise funds for buildings. This was back in 1988 till around 1992 I lived in the small room in Gaden Shartse Monastery. I was having such a difficult time finding sponsorship, I could not at that time. But even still I was grateful to be in Gaden and always miss it. This room has since been renovated and fixed up. It has alot of memories for me. Spiritual memories. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
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4 weeks ago
Nice Picture! Kache Marpo in full trance offering a khata to our sacred Kechara Forest Dorje Shugden statue. When Kache Marpo flings the khata (Tibetan white offerings scarf), it really just flies to the massive statue!! Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Duo Bao Jiang Si Monastery in China. Beautiful.
1 month ago
Tsem Rinpoche's immediate previous incarnation. Kentrul Thupten Lamsang of Phari.
1 month ago
Intricate Heruka. What is nice is Marpa and Milarepa is on this. Marpa initiated Milarepa into Heruka's tantra and Milarepa practiced and became enlightened from this practice. We know the famous Milarepa but he relied on Heruka for full enlightenment.
1 month ago
Beautiful Buddha image and strong message.
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    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
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    A kind message from Mr. Tsering Wangchuk to me. Thank you so much. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 1)
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    Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 2)
  • His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche accepts Long Life puja
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    His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche accepts Long Life puja
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    Dorje Shugden/Kache Marpo makes offerings to Tsem Rinpoche
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    My good friend Justin Ripley
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    3 months ago
    I requested Choji Lah to do a trusol, rabney and soongdroop for our large DS and Buddha. In this video, he is performing trusol which is ritually 'bathing' the environment and blessing all those who come to visit our Wisdom Hall and Dorje Shugden. Tsem Rinpoche
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    3 months ago
    Bigfoot arrives!!!
    Tsem Rinpoche is an avid follower of the paranormal such as bigfoots. For more interesting writings and posts on the subject, please go to http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/category/yeti-bigfoot-sasquatch
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    Mumu Loves Snack!
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    3 months ago
    For H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, a blog post is not just a blog post but Dharma work that generates merits which should be dedicated. Click here to find out what blog post Rinpoche was dedicating the merits for when he recited this prayer: http://bit.ly/1KiXWf9 ~Ani Lobsang Pema
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    3 months ago
    Panchen Lama in Beijing on CCTV - China's official news. The respect and position they give His Holiness Panchen Lama is great.
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    4 months ago
    Magical fish tank with Buddha statue
  • His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang chants the prayer of Dorje Shugden
    4 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang chants the prayer of Dorje Shugden
  • Gongkar the bird at Kechara Forest Retreat
    4 months ago
    Gongkar the bird at Kechara Forest Retreat
    For much more information, pictures and videos about the rescued birds at the aviary of Kechara Forest Retreat, click here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/aviary-kfr.html

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1 hour ago
From wedding blessings to being a Kechara member, thank you for embarking your dharma journey in such a beautiful way! Pastor Adeline
2 hours ago
This 18" principle form of Dorje Shugden riding on a powerful snow lion the King of celestial beasts representing He has overcome all obscurations and four maras and is fully enlightened available now on http://www.vajrasecrets.com! Pastor Adeline
2 hours ago
Beautifully crafted 18" Shitzey Dorje Shugden available now at http://www.vajrasecrets.com! This form represents firmness and strength, helps us to heal, overcome diseases, placate anger and dangerous environmental situations. Pastor Adeline
2 hours ago
Beautifully crafted 18" Trakzey Dorje Shugden available now for us to invite and blessings from http://www.vajrasecrets.com! This form is powerful to protect from negative energy and powerful energies that disrupt our minds, work and spiritual progress. Pastor Adeline
3 hours ago
Dorje Shugden Wangzey helps to overcome insecurities, fears and difficult situations. This pendant is available now on http://www.vajrasecrets.com! Pastor Adeline
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Dorje Shugde Trakze for destruction of anger and protection of malevolent forces available now at http://www.vajrasecrets.com! Pastor Adeline
3 hours ago
We harvested our first batch of radish in Kechara Forest Retreat! We are opened to public every second Saturday of the month. See you there! Pastor Adeline
8 hours ago
Latest design and beautiful Dorje Shugden pendants available now at http://www.vajrasecrets.com Lucy Yap
9 hours ago
Altar set up for Gyabshi puja. By Puja House 4 September'15
9 hours ago
This torma were decorate by butter Flower. By Puja House 4 September'15
10 hours ago
Namgyalma, one of the three supreme Buddhas of Long Life,(the other two are White Tara and Amitayus) .
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Dorje Shugden Puja did at Puja House today for Sponsor's beloved who suffering critical illness. By Puja House 4 September'15
17 hours ago
Buddha is everywhere. Just look inside Yourself.Tsem Rinpoche.-Wee KPVH
18 hours ago
死亡是人生必經的旅程。當死亡來臨的時候,因為我們生前沒做好準備,所以就會不知所措。此時此刻家人可以為我們做的一切是非常重要的。針對此問題,尊貴的詹杜固仁波切分享了一個既實際,又有用的方法,讓我們可以為往生者做最後的善行,引導他們往善趣投生,所以這是一篇必讀的文章哦!阿尼洛桑杰舜 - Jacky KPVH
22 hours ago
Bentong Bulletin has published about Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) in Bentong as a developed and good place for leisure travel and also religious practice. There is an open day of KFR from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at every Saturday of second week of the month as notified Pastor Chia in the newspaper. Alice Tay
22 hours ago
Recently, China Press has published about Kechara Sunday Dharma Class (KSDS) to urge that the kids learning dharma since young is good for them to become patient and tolerance in their future life. Alice Tay
22 hours ago
This morning Sponsor sponsored Menlha Puja for her pet passed away 7th day. By Puja House 4 September '15
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The More We Share,The More We Have. Leonard Nimoy.Asyley Chia KSDS
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Pastor Adeline introducing Dorje Shugden to visitors in front of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen during KFR tour. Her compassion has framing serenity atmosphere around us. KwaiYee, KSDS.
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绿度母是集诸佛菩萨事业,功德的本尊~~ Kosa KPVH
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它不会道谢,不会给予任何回报,仁波切却给予最大的慈悲…… JJ KPVH
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Jacky Lee happily posing with the statue that he won during the blog chat. - vinnie
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What is really going on here? Can anyone tell? Pastor Adeline
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Kechara Oasis featured in Firefly inflight magazine September issue! Enjoy reading!Pastor Adeline
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Beautiful Tara altar in Kechara Oasis Viva Home. Do visit us soon! Pastor Adeline

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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