Congratulations to Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche

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When my Tsem Ladrang team received an invitation to the opening of Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche’s new centre, I was very very happy to hear this news. Whenever anyone is successful in establishing or propagating Lama Tsongkhapa’s tradition anywhere in the world, it is important for us to rejoice. It does not matter whether the founder has the same practices or not; what is important is that we rejoice in the growth of the Buddhadharma so that sentient beings may benefit from the wisdom of Shakyamuni’s teachings. So although I was not able to attend the opening myself, I wanted to send some of my close students there to represent me and show my support for Zawa Rinpoche’s works.

Zawa Rinpoche has visited Kechara many times in the past. During his visits here, he performed pujas to bless our land and also taught us some rituals which we were not familiar with before. Also some of my students have been in regular contact with Zawa Rinpoche. He has been very informative and helpful to them regarding the monastic system which my students who are not Tibetan are not familiar with.

I also know that Zawa Rinpoche has been traveling tirelessly for the last decade bravely raising awareness about the ban on Dorje Shugden. So he has been working on both his activities to lift the ban on Dorje Shugden, and also developing his own Dharma centre without much assistance. I wanted my people to go to Canada to recognise what Zawa Rinpoche has done for our lineage.

The invitation was for the opening of Zawa Rinpoche’s new Buddhist temple known as Centre De Méditation Tsongkhapa (CMT, or Tsongkhapa Meditation Centre in English). Located in Ste-Sophie, Quebec (Canada), the centre sits on four acres of land which is forested and (I am told) very beautiful and serene. There is a main gompa (prayer hall), as you will see from the photos below, and also a small house for Zawa Rinpoche in the back. They have also built rooms for visiting sangha, have a well-stocked library and they will soon be doing renovations to convert their garage into a kitchen. In the future, Zawa Rinpoche would like to develop his land to include retreat huts.

Venerable Geshe Tsultrim Tenzin (formerly of Gaden Jangtse Monastery, now residing in Austria) makes a mandala offering to His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche

CMT is actually Zawa Rinpoche’s third centre, so to speak. His first centre was opened by the late Venerable Geshe Khenrab, and it was located in Montreal, Quebec (Canada) before a sister centre was opened in Moncton, New Brunswick (also in Canada). After Geshe-la passed away, Zawa Rinpoche became the organisation’s spiritual guide. However, my students tell me that the Montreal centre was not located in a very conducive area because it was on a main road with shops, restaurants and bars nearby. Hence Zawa Rinpoche looked around for a more suitable location. When he found some properties, he submitted them to His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche who advised him that this location in Sainte-Sophie would be very good.

There were many auspicious signs in the run-up to the opening ceremony. For four days, rainbows appeared above the centre, either as double rainbows or circular ones around the sun. At one point, when Zawa Rinpoche was installing a Dharma wheel on the roof of the gompa, five-colored lights shone from the Dharma wheel. These were invisible to the naked eye although they show clearly in the photograph. Zawa Rinpoche also told us that completely white flowers sprouted spontaneously on the land, and that these flowers were not native to the area. Closer to the date of the opening ceremony, two small ponies came onto their land. After Zawa Rinpoche fed them, they disappeared and never came back.

So there were all of these good signs surrounding the centre, which made my team excited about attending what is surely an auspicious occasion. The opening ceremony was also attended by many lamas around the world who were keen to show their support for Zawa Rinpoche’s works. Present was Venerable Trote Rinpoche from New York, Venerable Kalden Rinpoche from Brazil, Geshe Phende from Austria, Gen Youten from Canada, and Geshe Sopa, Geshe Cheme Tsering and Gen Jamyang Tashi from Vermont. Venerable Rabten Rinpoche was also scheduled to attend the celebrations, representing His Eminence Gonsar Rinpoche who was not able to attend himself.

Zawa Rinpoche had also invited his own teacher, Venerable Geshe Tsultrim Tenzin. There is an interesting but sad story about this senior, very learned and gentle monk. Geshe Tsultrim is a monk of Gaden Jangtse Monastery who had many students. For decades he taught tirelessly until the height of the ban. At this time, some of his ‘students’ came to attack Geshe-la’s simple home, throwing stones and rocks at it. The harassment escalated and became so bad that Geshe-la had to escape the monastery in the middle of the night. He left India and travelled with Switzerland where Venerable Gonsar Rinpoche gave him refuge. Later Geshe-la moved to Austria where he now lives. There are very few monks now of Geshe-la’s generation, scholarship and practice so my students were extremely fortunate to meet him and make a connection with this holy practitioner.

My team spent their first day at CMT getting to know the volunteers, as well as some of the guests who had arrived early. They also had a short audience with Geshe Tsultrim to present some offerings I wished to make to him. With Zawa Rinpoche helping to translate, my students requested for Geshe-la to live long and on my behalf, offered to him a statue of Amitayus. Then they explained to Geshe Tsultrim about the works I have been doing in Malaysia and the progress of Kechara and what we wish to accomplish. I am told that Geshe-la was very happy to hear all of this and accepted their request for him to pray that this manifests.

Geshe Tsultrim accepting my offering of an Amitayus statue

In the evening, Geshe Sopa-la of Trijang Buddhist Institute requested our people to join him and Zawa Rinpoche the next day in escorting His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche to the centre which my team were of course very honoured to accept. They came extra early the following day to make sure they would not be late.

His Holiness Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche arrived and was escorted in the traditional manner, with a golden parasol, incense and flowers scattered at his feet. Outside of the gompa, His Holiness recited prayers and cut the ribbon sealing the doors. Then His Holiness entered the gompa to perform a consecration ritual with the other Sangha.

After a short break, His Holiness proceeded to give a short commentary and oral transmission of the Gaden Lhagyama. His Holiness explained that he had received this teaching from His Eminence Kensur Lati Rinpoche and it was according to the Segyud tradition. The teaching was translated by the Venerable Geshe Cheme Tsering, who is an excellent scholar and has been translating for His Holiness for many years. His Holiness also explained the motivation with which one should receive Dharma teachings. I am told that the teaching was very well-received and that His Holiness’s style of transmitting the Dharma is very similar to that of his predecessor.

His Holiness ended the afternoon with a gift to Zawa Rinpoche of an antique and very beautiful Namgyalma thangka. After that, everyone had the opportunity to make offerings and receive blessings from His Holiness, who left soon after. Again Kechara students had the merits to escort His Holiness back to the hotel which was very nice for them.

Over the next few days, my team had audiences with Venerable Rabten Rinpoche, Venerable Kalden Rinpoche and Venerable Trote Rinpoche to update them on our works and make a connection with them. I am told that the lamas were very happy to see our works and offered their prayers and support for our continuous growth. I thank them very much for this. My students also spent time getting to know our Dorje Shugden brothers and sisters, many of whom they have connected with on Facebook but never actually met before.

When I was Zawa Rinpoche’s age, I also had my own Dharma centre so I know from experience it is not easy to open a Dharma centre especially in an area where people may not be so familiar with Buddhism. Therefore I would like to offer Venerable Zawa Rinpoche my heartiest congratulations on the opening of the Tsongkhapa Meditation Centre which I know was not easy to do. I wish him every success and offer him my prayers that all of his works come to fruition.

Please scroll down to enjoy more photos below, and rejoice in the proliferation of Lama Tsongkhapa’s tradition in the west.

Tsem Rinpoche

 

For more information about Centre De Méditation Tsongkhapa (or Tsongkhapa Meditation Centre in English), please go to their website: French / English

There were many auspicious signs around the centre in the days leading up to the opening

There were rainbows around the sun

These rainbows appeared even when there was no rain

Some horses wandered onto the land. After Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche fed them, they left and were not seen again

As Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche installed the Dharma wheel on the roof of the gompa, five-coloured lights could be seen streaming down. These are only visible in the photograph, and not to the naked eye

When our group arrived, they bought a lot of drinks and snacks for the guests who would be attending the opening ceremony. They offered this to the Tsongkhapa Meditation Centre

Geshe Tsultrim Tenzin, an old and senior monk from Gaden Jangtse who is very gentle, learned and kind. He was chased and harassed out of his home by his own students because he continued his practice of Dorje Shugden

With Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche's help, my team were able to explain to Geshe-la some of the works we have been doing in recent times. Here, Geshe-la watches a video of His Eminence then 7th Panglung Kuten in trance

Beng Kooi presented on my behalf some offerings to the Tsongkhapa Meditation Centre, which Mireille Goetghebeur (their President) receives on the centre's behalf

The Tsongkhapa Meditation Centre in Ste-Sophie, Quebec (Canada). This is the main entrance to the gompa

The monks draw auspicious lotuses on the ground using flour

Inside, the gompa was readied before the doors were sealed with five-coloured ribbons. The next time anyone would enter these doors is after His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche cut the ribbons

Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche and Geshe Tenzin Phende proceed to seal the doors to the gompa

Venerable Rabten Rinpoche arriving at the Tsongkhapa Meditation Centre

Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche offers a khata to His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche, and requests him to come to open and bless the Tsongkhapa Meditation Centre

As is tradition, the Sangha line the road to welcome His Holiness Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche

His Holiness Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche has arrived. Each Sangha member take it in turns to offer a khata to Trijang Rinpoche

After His Holiness Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche recited prayers, cut the ribbon and entered the gompa, the rest of the guests followed suit

His Holiness Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche recites prayers to consecrate the centre. From today onwards, the centre can start to run their activities and invite teachers and students to teach and study Buddhist philosophy

The consecration prayers were followed by a short break, before His Holiness returned to the gompa to give a short commentary and oral transmission on Gaden Lhagyama

Venerable Rabten Rinpoche offering mendel tensum to Kyabje Rinpoche

Kyabje Rinpoche and Venerable Rabten Rinpoche share a very close relationship

Making a mandala offering to request for the teachings. From left to right are Venerable Geshe Tsultrim Tenzin (Austria), Venerable Kalden Rinpoche (Brazil), Venerable Rabten Rinpoche (Switzerland) and Venerable Trote Rinpoche (New York)

The umze was Geshe Tenzin Phende (Austria)

I was told that His Holiness's teachings were very well-received which does not surprise me considering he is one with Heruka and the attainments of his previous life

His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche offers a thangka to Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche in celebration of the centre's opening

The antique Namgyalma thangka from His Holiness Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche, with his signature on the bottom right of the thangka

Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche in front of the antique Namgyalma thangka gifted by His Holiness Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche

The antique Namgyalma thangka gifted by His Holiness Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche to Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche was also signed by His Holiness

Guests of the event were fortunate to receive blessings from His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche who is one with Heruka

His Holiness greets Ann Ogburn, a devoted student of His Eminence Domo Geshe Rinpoche

After the event, my students had audiences with the lamas in attendance, including Venerable Rabten Rinpoche. During the audience, they explained to Rinpoche the works that Kechara and myself have been doing here in Malaysia, and requested for his support and prayers which he said we have

Our Kechara team also met with many of our Tibetan friends to update them on our activities in Malaysia. Here, a group of Tibetans living in Toronto, Canada watch the video of His Eminence the 7th Panglung Kuten taking trance in Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat (http://retreat.kechara.com)

Beng Kooi and Karen explained to Venerable Trote Rinpoche some of the beautiful pendants and tsa tsas that our departments make. For more information, please visit http://www.vajrasecrets.com

On the second day of the opening ceremony weekend, Canadian First Nation natives were invited to perform their own religious ceremony to bless the environment. Their ceremony was followed by Tibetan Buddhist chanting from the monks who were present

Tsering Lhamo, Secretary of the Canadian Gelugpa Society (Kalsang Mejung Phuntsok), makes a speech on behalf of her organisation

Mireille Goetghebeur, President of the Tsongkhapa Meditation Centre, presents a token of appreciation for the deputy mayor and local community leaders who attended the opening ceremony

Geshe Tsultrim Tenzin offers a khata to each guest

Our Kechara team also met many Tibetans who are prominent members of the Dorje Shugden movement. Here, Su Ming stands behind Geshe Phende, next to Dorjee who is Chatreng Yeshe's son. Chatreng Yeshe (right, seated) is a former President of the Delhi Dorje Shugden Society

Beng Kooi with Geshe Phende, who now lives in Austria in Tashi Rabten Monastery, where His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche lived for many years

Beng Kooi with Geshe Cheme Tsering (centre) and Geshe Tsultrim Tenzin (right). Geshe Tsultrim, formerly of Gaden Jangtse Monastery, had to escape India in the middle of the night after his house was stoned by his 'students' because he practices Dorje Shugden

Beng Kooi with Chatreng Yeshe, a former President of the Delhi Dorje Shugden Society

Su Ming of Kechara with Chatreng Yeshe (who is sometimes known as Gen Yeshe). Due to Gen Yeshe's devotion to the Dorje Shugden movement, and his many years of brave hard work to lift the ban, the Tibetans have a lot of respect for this older gentleman

Pastor Jean Ai with Gen Lobsang Youten. You may have seen Gen Youten assisting His Eminence the 7th Panglung Kuten when he took trance of Dorje Shugden during the opening of Serpom Monastery

Pastor Jean Ai with Gen Jamyang Tashi, who served the previous Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and continues to serve his reincarnation today

Pastor Jean Ai with Geshe Cheme Tsering who is an excellent translator. Geshe Cheme resides in Vermont in Trijang Buddhist Institue, where he translates the teachings of His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche

Kechara Pastor Jean Ai with Geshe Lobsang Sopa, who I used to see in Gaden Shartse all the time many years ago. Geshe Sopa is a very familiar face to my generation of monks who would often see Geshe-la out in the hot Indian sun overseeing contractors and construction works. Geshe Sopa-la is very devoted to His Holiness Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche and Dorje Shugden

Kechara Pastor Jean Ai with her friend Namden

Pastor Jean Ai with her Tibetan friend Sonam

Beng Kooi presented some gifts to Gen Youten

Su Ming with Mayum Kusho-la, a very venerable wonderful senior lady of Tibet

Beng Kooi and Su Ming with Kalden Rinpoche who travelled from Brazil to attend the opening

Kechara member Karen with Lobsang Tashi, who is Zawa Rinpoche's assistant

Lobsang Choejor travelled from Toronto, Canada with one of my assistants Beng Kooi

Tenzin Rabjor (left) and Lobsang Rongpa (right) with Beng Kooi

Our Kechara members Su Ming, Pastor Jean Ai, Beng Kooi and Karen with Trote Rinpoche

Su Ming with Tenzin Kelsang who is the Vice President of the Canadian Gelugpa Society

Our Kechara team joined everyone at the football match and took some photos with their new friends afterwards

Beng Kooi with Ani Thupten who I am told is a very devoted student of Kyabje Yongyal Rinpoche

The day after the opening, Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche took our Kechara members to visit a local Vietnamese temple. Here they are with Geshe Cheme

These are my Kechara people taking a group photo with Chatreng Yeshe, Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche and Geshe Phende

Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche with the Dorje Shugden statue I offered to their centre

 

The opening of Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche’s event

Or view the video on the server at:
http://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/CMTOpening.flv

 

I had the great merits to receive a message from Geshe Tsultrim Tenzin, who is an old and senior monk and very learned and kind

Or view the video on the server at:
http://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/GesheTsultrim.flv

 

I also received messages from Chatreng Yeshe, which I am very honoured to receive. Chatreng Yeshe risked his life for many years to courageously stand up against the ban on Dorje Shugden

Or view the video on the server at:
http://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/GenYeshePart1.flv

 

Or view the video on the server at:
http://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/GenYeshePart2.flv

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  1. MartinC on Feb 9, 2017 at 8:43 am

    Dorje Shugden has been maligned and demonized by the Tibetan leaderships’s smear campaigns for 20 years. However, when some one actually looks into the allegations against the Protector and examine what the practice is all about, they see the goodness of Dorje Shugden clearly. This comment by ‘Suzy in Hawaii’ is yet another indication that despite all efforts, the anti-Shugden offensive has failed. . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4&t=11s

    Suzy

  2. Marek on Jan 5, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    Delightful! I met Zawa Rinpoche & Lobsang Tashi in UK ages ago, Zawa Rinpoche gave me my Tibetan name, I met Lama Gangchen when Buddha Shakyamuni’s relics were on tour in Switzerland in 2003, also met Trijang Rinpoche, Rabten Rinpoche (they were so young at the time, really good at soccer and basketball, into skateboarding, graffiti & hip-hop) Gonsar Rinpoche & Gonsar Rinpoche’s Mama – please don’t think I’m showing off, just that I’ve been so lucky and want to share my joy.

  3. Tsem Rinpoche on Sep 15, 2016 at 1:03 am

    Trode Khangsar Chapel in Lhasa, Tibet

    Over 400 years ago a great and learned lama Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen was famed in Mongolia, Tibet, Nepal and China for being very saintly and compassionate. He resided in his residence (Zimkhang Gongma Ladrang) in Drepung Monastery. His root guru was H.H. the Omniscient 4th Panchen Lama and his close dharma brother was the 5th Dalai Lama.

    The 5th Dalai Lama and Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen had a very close and dharmic relationship and often went to receive teachings together from the 4th Panchen Lama. They were close in age. They both became very learned and well known. During this time, the Dalai Lama was enthroned as a Dharma King of Tibet. But more people went to see Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen for teachings, initiations and divinations. This made the attendants of the 5th Dalai Lama feel threatened that Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen’s fame might usurp the power of the 5th Dalai Lama. So they had a khata forced down his throat. At that moment, Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen dissolved his psychic winds and generated the wish to be a great guardian of Buddha and Tsongkapa’s teachings. As his consciousness dissolved, he entered ‘bardo’ as a dharma protector of the highest order (jikten depey sungma). Many signs were seen throughout Lhasa at this time and the earth was said to have shaken in Lhasa. This event was already predicted to Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen’s previous incarnation when he was one of the 8 main disciples of Lord Tsongkapa the Supreme Master and he served Tsongkapa directly by building Gaden Monastery.

    When the 5th Dalai Lama heard what his scheming and power-hungry attendants had done, he was very distressed. He was very sorry Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen was murdered and dishonored as he was a great dharma master. The 5th Dalai Lama composed an apology to Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen. In Lhasa, tens of thousands gathered for the cremation of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen’s holy body. During the cremation, the 5th Dalai Lama’s apology was read out at which flames spontaneously arose from the body of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen commencing the cremation. From the body, during cremation, a powerful whirlwind of smoke tunneled into the sky for all to see as this was an indication Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen’s consciousness has arisen as the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. The Dharma Protector Setrap immediately recognized this new protector Dorje Shugden and ‘enthroned’ him as a powerful Dharma Protector in the realm of the Buddhas. From this, Setrap and Dorje Shugden are closely connected and very close working hand in hand always. After the cremation, the great 5th Dalai Lama built a Dorje Shugden chapel on the spot the cremation took place and named it Trode Khangsar. The 5th Dalai Lama commissioned the statue of Dorje Shugden in this chapel and had monks installed in the chapel to do continuous propitiations to Dorje Shugden. Trode Khangsar Chapel was a commemoration to Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen who was wronged and also a celebration of his consciousness arising as the World Peace Peace Protector Dorje Shugden.

    This Trode Khangsar Chapel still exists now in Lhasa where many make pilgrimages there. It is in good condition and was recently renovated. It is over 400 years old and a testimony to the respect the Great 5th Dalai Lama had to Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen who arose as Dorje Shugden.

    I have visited this holy chapel in Lhasa years back. I’ve never heard of it till I was in Lhasa and by chance, I was told about it which I was happy to visit. I could not find the place but strangely a bunch of pilgrims from Amdo told me they would show me how to get there in Lhasa.

    This short video is a short clip of this holy Trode Khangsar Chapel in Lhasa today commemorating Dorje Shugden, built by the great 5th Dalai Lama. The great 5th Dalai Lama even composed a prayer to Dorje Shugden which is still available today and we can recite to invoke the blessings, protection, and assistance of World Peace Protector Dorje Shugden.

    Tsem Rinpoche


    Read more: Trode Khangsar – A 400-year-old Dorje Shugden Chapel in Lhasa
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/trode-khangsar-%E2%80%93-a-400-year-old-dorje-shugden-chapel-in-lhasa.html

    Short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTybDwTeLAM

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    The 5th Dalai Lama’s Prayer to Dorje Shugden

    HUM
    Though unmoving from the sphere of primordial spontaneity,
    With wrathful turbulent power, swifter than lightning,
    Endowed with heroic courage to judge good and bad,
    I invite you with faith, please come to this place!

    Robes of a monk, crown adorned with rhinoceros leather hat,
    Right hand holds ornate club, left holds a human heart,
    Riding various mounts such as nagas and garudas,
    Who subdues the mamos of the charnel grounds, praise to you!

    Samaya substances, offerings and torma, outer, inner and secret,
    Favourite visual offerings and various objects are arranged.
    Although, previously, my wishes were a bit dense,
    Do not stop your powerful apparitions, I reveal and confess!

    Now respectfully praising with body, speech, and mind,
    For us, the masters, disciples, benefactors and entourages,
    Provide the good and avert the bad!
    Bring increase like the waxing moon in spiritual and temporal realms!

    Moreover, swiftly accomplishing all wishes,
    According to our prayers, bestow the supreme effortlessly!
    And like the jewel that bestows all wishes,
    Always protect us with the Three Jewels!

    From: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/the-5th-dalai-lamas-prayer-to-dorje-shugden

    Tibetan prayer from: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/the-14th-dalai-lamas-prayer-to-dorje-shugden.html

  4. Lin Mun on Jul 13, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    Congratulations to Zawa Rinpoche. So happy to read this article where dharma centre is set up in the West, in Canada. By having dharma centre, more people would be able to learn and practise Buddha’s teaching , most importantly following right path with proper guidance and lineage.

    It may not be easy to set up a dharma centre there if not because of hard work and perseverance of Zawa Rinpoche and team.

    May Lama Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden teachings continue to flourish in every parts of the world.

  5. Karen Chong on Sep 25, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    Zawa Rinpoche has been very supportive towards Tsem Rinpoche’s work and Kechara. Hence when we heard about his new centre opening, we were all very glad for Rinpoche and rejoiced. It was an honour for Tsem Ladrang to be invited to attend the centre opening in Canada. We were glad to be given this chance to be physically there and witnessed the auspicious event and that we were able to meet many practitioners from the west. It was a very precious and enjoyable event whereby all the practitioners were gathered for the same purpose. I’m so glad to see the unity, care and love in everyone. Without the Lama’s perseverance in upholding the lineage, it’ll be difficult for us to access to Dharma in this era.

  6. Shane Jayasuriya on Sep 22, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    Its happy to see Lama Tsongkhapa teaching spradding to every corner of the world, Congratulations toLama Zawa Rinpoche and may the buddhas in ten direction bless Zawa Rinpoche to spread dharma.

  7. Li Kheng on Sep 9, 2015 at 2:10 am

    Congratulations to Zawa Rinpoche. Establishing a center is no easy feat as Rinpoche pointed out. It takes determination, authenticity, hard work and humility.

    I have had the honor to meet Zawa Rinpoche before and he is kind and patient in sharing knowledge about Tibetan Buddhism, culture and traditions so that we are able to contribute to the growth of Dharma in Malaysia.

    I wish Zawa Rinpoche continued success in the growth of his center and may many many many people be blessed and receive hope.

  8. Wah Ying on Sep 3, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    Congratulations to Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche! Happy to see Je Tsongkhapa’s teachings in Canada. May more and more people benefitted from Dharma, may more benefitted from Dorje Shugden’s practice.

  9. Uncle Eddie on Aug 31, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    We greatly rejoice in Kyabse Zawa Rinpoche’s opening of his new centre, known as Centre Demeditation Tsongkhapa, at Ste-Sophie, Quebec, (Canada). Meritoriously, many good auspicious signs have appeared in the surrounding areas of the new centre, both at the time of its opening and therafter. As this is said to be the third new centre where Kyabse Zawa Rinpoche has established, it take a lot his inner and outer hard efforts to make this possible, apart from the good blessing that he has. As a result of all these good omens, it will certainly bring tremendous success and endless spiritual benefits to all practitioners, to help make live more peaceful, hopeful and meaningful for them. Many deep heartfelt congratulations to you Kyabse Zawa Rinpoche. Om Benza Wiki Bitana Soha.

  10. Joe Chang on Aug 27, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    Rejoice for the opening of Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche’s new Dharma centre!

    May the Lamas lives remain stable.
    May pure deeds spread in the ten direction.
    And may the teachings of Lord Buddha and Tsongkapa remain, dispelling the darkness of ignorance of all beings!

    Om Benza Wiki Bitana Soha.

  11. Shelly tai on Aug 26, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    Rejoice for Zawa Rinpoche and his hardworking team, may the center growth and spread Lama Tsonkhapa lineage to ten direction.

  12. Casteven Lim (KH JB) on Aug 25, 2015 at 4:02 am

    Rejoice and congratulation to Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche, due to 100% faith to Guru and Dorje Shugden all can happen.

    Very appreciate Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche and the team hard works so many of Shugdenpas able to continue their practice happily and more will be connect to Je Tsongkhapa pure lineage.

  13. Sharon Ong on Aug 23, 2015 at 1:17 am

    So many beautiful happy smiles. Very happy for the Kecharians who attended this auspicious event. And what an honour to be able to escort H.H. Trijang Choktrul Rinpoche! Thank you, Rinpoche for sharing so many beautiful photos with this post.

    Heartiest Congratulations to Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche! May Je Tsongkhapa’s teachings continue to flourish far and wide. May Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche live long and continue to turn the Wheel of Dharma.

  14. Joy Kam on Aug 22, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    Wow thank for this wonderful update and pictures from the team who went there to represent Rinpoche and Kechara.

    My heartfelt CONGRATULATIONS to Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche! It is so lovely to see your Dharma centre open with so many auspicious omen and signs. I love the pictures of the auspicious signs; the white flower, the rainbows and the two beautiful ponies. It sounds like an enchanting mystical tale come to life.

    Thank you Zawa Rinpoche for your courageous efforts in speaking up and standing up on the Dorje Shugden conflict. Your devotion to our Dharma Protector is inspiring and it brings much hope to many. We are honoured to know you, meet you, and even host you when Zawa Rinpoche was here in Malaysia. I wish your Dharma centre great success and growth which I am certain it will.

    How blessed for our group to be escorting His Holiness Trijang Choktrul Rinpoche. What a great honour wow! It is amazing how Tsem Rinpoche told us many years back how we will soon meet many high and highly attained Lamas, and we will be well known for our good works… it is all starting to come true now and this is just the beginning of the beginning. Whatever Rinpoche says ALWAYS come true.

  15. JP on Aug 22, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    Congratulations to Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche! It’s great to see many people around the world congregating to promote peace and harmony via the Buddhadharma. The camaraderie, warmth and sincerity permeate through the pics as they hold on to their practice regardless of the insurmountable pressures from others.

    It is through rough times like the discrimination of Dorje Shugden that enable us to see who our real friends are and who are true to their spiritual practice.

    May Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche live long and continue to turn the wheel of Buddhadharma in all ten directions.

  16. Pastor Henry Ooi on Aug 22, 2015 at 10:48 am

    Rejoicing news and congratulations to Venerable Zawa Rinpoche on the opening of new Buddhist Centre De Méditation Tsongkhapa. From there may dharma spread like wildfire to all regions and corners of the world. May many come to know and learn the teachings of Lama Tsongkhapa and also engage in the practices Dorje Shugden.

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  • Alice Tay
    Friday, Mar 24. 2017 10:05 PM
    Many companies especially in overseas are very considerate and allow their employees to bring their dogs to work. I personally think that this is a very good practice where the employees no longer have to worry about leaving pets at home alone. The work environments that cultivate loving kindness, caring and compassion create a much more positive and productive place to work. Besides, it may influence everyone especially those who do not have pet to be more kind to the animals.

    Nevertheless, the employer and employees may have to work together to maintain the safe and cleanliness work place such as reduce odour, provide clean air and many others.

    Thank you for this interesting article as a reminder to us to love and be kind to animals no matter where we are.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/inside-the-worlds-most-dog-friendly-office.html
  • Lin Mun
    Friday, Mar 24. 2017 07:06 PM
    Superb idea and very creative. Home farming in the cities ! Appreciate all the hardwork and ideas to produce Growroom. It’s just like putting a big puzzle and making the whole process so much easier to plant in cities where we always have limited spaces.

    We should support more people to come up with such ideas so we can eat our own food and cultivate self sustainability.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/build-your-own-growroom.html
  • Pastor Shin Tan
    Friday, Mar 24. 2017 01:40 PM
    When on the hospital bed nearing our last breath, nothing matters except for the practice and transformation we have done in dharma in our lifetime.

    Our money, wishes, houses, clothes, jewelry, reputation, spouses, desires, dreams, greed, anger, possessions, explanations will be of no use at all. It will in fact even be a hindrance scratching at our mind’s energy to let go and we cannot.

    Since they are no use at that momentous event, we should continue that thought now and understand what we should truly cultivate now. This thought must translate into action not just scholastic thoughts and meanderings of the mind for self deception or imitation spiritual satisfaction. This is what I think daily and everyday as part of my meditations on death and impermanence according to first chapter of Lam Rim.
    ~H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche

    Learn more here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-dying-process.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Mar 24. 2017 12:11 PM
    Amazing and very creative architecture designed space for our home grown foods.It is a good idea for those living in the cities.The Growroom is beautifully produced made it convenience which enables people to connect with nature surrounding with plants. The smell of herbs and plants makes cities dwellers to live in happiness and healthy.
    Its takes alot of effort and determination for anyone to build a growroom.Well they can do it,if they have the will power….hoping someday KFR will have one too.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/build-your-own-growroom.html
  • nut
    Friday, Mar 24. 2017 01:39 AM
    Lazynnes ,negative karma!and mends samajas …ITS very very , inderdependent motivations lewwels of awareness Teacher’Quality &sangha quantity ,first when samajas ARE pure Empowerment full blessings later?so give less Empowerment ITS OK.ccTR IS Wise.
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  • nut
    Friday, Mar 24. 2017 01:32 AM
    http://www.aikidosydneycity.com/interview-with-takeda-shihan-by-aikikai-hombu-dojo/ yes yes sumikiri!i m sure HE practice martial arts in many previous lives AS well AS have family’karma conected with ai!ki flow,,,so NEUTRAL his re:for attacks ARE.,above normal fighter skills!___and i m skull in maya astro,fine and wanth share:#####paranormalTSEMsection on:::: antarctica aliens& JFK ,Peru as egg skulls.________________have a good day&nice PRactICE.____THE LIGHT be?or just show options that can be used.
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  • nut
    Friday, Mar 24. 2017 01:23 AM
    For example B_LOCK can be neutral karma ,butRE_PLAY reactions can make diferent results in second person?
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  • nut
    Friday, Mar 24. 2017 01:22 AM
    NEUTRAL karma not make good ,not bad result!but ITS STill karma so IS not done from lewwels of acomplishment where IS NO NEW karma acumulations.
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  • Lin Mun
    Thursday, Mar 23. 2017 04:54 PM
    This is a very informative articles on dogs in monasteries and Tibetan breed. Gonsar Rinpoche explained it very clearly on the different breeds and how dogs are taken care and live in monasteries. We should also take good care of the dogs as they are living being in different form. Hence we should take care of their food and their well beings and not treat them like an ‘item’ to reject or discard them when our selfish mind arise.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/dogs-in-tibetan-monasteries.html
  • Lin Mun
    Thursday, Mar 23. 2017 04:13 PM
    Thank you Datuk May for sharing this article. I do know some people who will only give when they have extra or only if they do not need the items. There are some who would keep giving even if they do not have much because they understand that his gift (whether it is time, resource, material, knowledge and etc) is for the benefit of others.

    I think it all comes from each individual generousity, compassion and kindness. I believe all these good values can be practised and we can be better each day. We should not give up but be aware of our weakness and keep transforming to be better.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/generosity-giving-gifts.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Mar 23. 2017 12:56 PM
    Wonderful news to note that EU authorities have finally taken steps to stop online abused.Well with these cut less misused of online disharmony and hate by some undisciplined individual.Nowadays there were too many fraud and scams going on social medias.Hence EU companies are trying to deal to solve fraud and scams,as well as user protection on their websites.
    Our Precious Guru and many Dorje Shugden Practitioners was bullied on social medias too.Do hope with the tightenings of law will help to stop online bullies.
    Thank you, Rinpoche for sharing .
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/victory-over-online-hate.html
  • Pastor Shin Tan
    Thursday, Mar 23. 2017 08:33 AM
    “Somehow, Rinpoche knew I did not believe in Buddhism and so he used a skillful way to give me a teaching. He said that even though I can’t see the Buddha, that does not mean that the Buddha does not exist. This is just like electricity; we can’t see electricity but when we see the lights are turned on, it proves electricity does exist. Similarly, when we see the growing Sangha community and the temples, it proves the existence of Buddha, because without electricity, there would be no light and without the Buddha, there would be no Sangha. After listening to that sound logic, I was still stuck on the need for more proof that the Buddha existed. But it made me think deeper because what Rinpoche said made a lot of sense.” – Pastor Albert Rachaga

    From a Free Thinker to a Buddhist, http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=118312
  • Lin Mun
    Wednesday, Mar 22. 2017 08:22 PM
    We definitely would love to read more stories like this. It is so heart warming to know that people do not care if it is an animal or human but extend their assistance to save the horse. What makes me surprise was the guy who was captured by Officer Frank Pomodoro came to help the horse too.

    It is true that everyone has a Bodhi mind and compassion. We just need to practise and express it.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/we-need-more-stories-like-this.html
  • Alice Tay
    Tuesday, Mar 21. 2017 11:41 PM
    马来西亚被公认为一个非常独特的国家。它是一个拥有多元种族、宗教和文化的国家。截至2016年7月,马来西亚共有大约31億人口,而其中印裔只占少数的6.7%,相等于约200万人。虽然如此,马来西亚各族人民依然可以和睦相处。从这篇博文,我们可以看到印度文化对马来西亚其他种族文化存有一定的影响,尤其是语文和美食方面。此外,马来西亚可称为一个民主国家,因此这里来自不同种族和宗教信仰的人民都可以各自举办庆典活动。

    感谢仁波切分享这篇有趣的博文。

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/malaysia/indians-in-malaysia-chinese.html

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The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
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Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
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Click on picture to enlarge and see what Milarepa says. Profound.
5 days ago
Click on picture to enlarge and see what Milarepa says. Profound.
We are always trying to get somewhere, try something new, find some friends, get some entertainment and in the end we end up in the same place. Time to really practice Dharma seriously and stop wasting time we don\'t have. ~Tsem Rinpoche
5 days ago
We are always trying to get somewhere, try something new, find some friends, get some entertainment and in the end we end up in the same place. Time to really practice Dharma seriously and stop wasting time we don't have. ~Tsem Rinpoche
March 20, 2017-Mumu is just so adorable with his bright eyes.
5 days ago
March 20, 2017-Mumu is just so adorable with his bright eyes.
More and more people inviting Lord Dorje Shugden home to connect with on their shrines. I am so happy to see this as it will benefit them and their families so much. That is the purpose to be alive which is to benefit others as much as possible. Tsem Rinpoche
6 days ago
More and more people inviting Lord Dorje Shugden home to connect with on their shrines. I am so happy to see this as it will benefit them and their families so much. That is the purpose to be alive which is to benefit others as much as possible. Tsem Rinpoche
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
1 week ago
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
1 week ago
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
The Japanese are very innovative. Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
The Japanese are very innovative. Tsem Rinpoche
Read this as it will be interesting
1 week ago
Read this as it will be interesting
Recite this before any meal or drinks for blessings of abundance. Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
Recite this before any meal or drinks for blessings of abundance. Tsem Rinpoche
This sacred statue of Buddha is in Nepal brought originally from Tibet and has spoken on many occasions. Very blessed to see this holy image and keep a picture...bless you always. Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
This sacred statue of Buddha is in Nepal brought originally from Tibet and has spoken on many occasions. Very blessed to see this holy image and keep a picture...bless you always. Tsem Rinpoche
I love Mumu boy tremendously. We went through so much together for so many years. You are a great being to be with. Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
I love Mumu boy tremendously. We went through so much together for so many years. You are a great being to be with. Tsem Rinpoche
Dear everyone, I am sharing this beautiful and modern altar to Dorje Shugden in Malaysia. I am glad to see more and more people creating sacred spaces. Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
Dear everyone, I am sharing this beautiful and modern altar to Dorje Shugden in Malaysia. I am glad to see more and more people creating sacred spaces. Tsem Rinpoche
Lhamo Karmo, a female buddha form visualized above the crown of one\'s head at the time of death, to encourage consciousness to leave the body via the crown aperture. From my book \"The Female Buddhas.\"- Glenn Mullin
2 weeks ago
Lhamo Karmo, a female buddha form visualized above the crown of one's head at the time of death, to encourage consciousness to leave the body via the crown aperture. From my book "The Female Buddhas."- Glenn Mullin
The Tibetan female tulku Dorje Pakmo, from a fresco on the wall of the Dorje Pakmo monastery (Samding) in Tibet, near the Turquoise Lake. In Tibet the Dorje Pakmo was ranked with the Dalai Lama, Panchen Lama and Sakya Trizin as the four highest lamas in the country.-from Glenn Mullin
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The Tibetan female tulku Dorje Pakmo, from a fresco on the wall of the Dorje Pakmo monastery (Samding) in Tibet, near the Turquoise Lake. In Tibet the Dorje Pakmo was ranked with the Dalai Lama, Panchen Lama and Sakya Trizin as the four highest lamas in the country.-from Glenn Mullin
Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl checking out the scene..cute
4 weeks ago
Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl checking out the scene..cute
My Dharma boy has such a cute expression here. He is a good boy!
4 weeks ago
My Dharma boy has such a cute expression here. He is a good boy!
February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
1 month ago
February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
Click on the picture to enlarge and see what Suzy from Hawaii commented on the Dorje Shugden issue after much research. She is very candid and honest. Refreshing. Original is posted here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4
1 month ago
Click on the picture to enlarge and see what Suzy from Hawaii commented on the Dorje Shugden issue after much research. She is very candid and honest. Refreshing. Original is posted here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4
This is a good one to read
2 months ago
This is a good one to read
Mumu is silly and cute and funny
2 months ago
Mumu is silly and cute and funny
Mumu\'s hair is messy and he looks funny
2 months ago
Mumu's hair is messy and he looks funny
I am in the process of creating beautiful Dorje Shugden and Kechara Forest Retreat watches at this time. So we can take precious protector and Kechara Forest Retreat wherever we go and be blessed everytime we see what time it is. 
I am perfecting the designs with a great team and will update when done but these are just some samples that arrived. 
Feast your eyes! 

Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
I am in the process of creating beautiful Dorje Shugden and Kechara Forest Retreat watches at this time. So we can take precious protector and Kechara Forest Retreat wherever we go and be blessed everytime we see what time it is. I am perfecting the designs with a great team and will update when done but these are just some samples that arrived. Feast your eyes! Tsem Rinpoche
                        Pick the practice, devotion and precepts of Vajra Yogini\'s path over everything and anything in samsara. Samsara has nothing of value and nothing lasting to offer. You are born in suffering, live in suffering, die in suffering and enter bardo and future lives expecting more sufferings. This is not a negative way of looking at things but the truth. If the truth is negative, so it is the truth. Devote oneself to the guru, dharma work, dharma practice and bringing dharma to others compassionately. Choose to practice Vajra Yogini now with the preliminaries. You can start right now: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/starting-on-vajra-yogini-now.html  Much care, Tsem Rinpoche
3 months ago
Pick the practice, devotion and precepts of Vajra Yogini's path over everything and anything in samsara. Samsara has nothing of value and nothing lasting to offer. You are born in suffering, live in suffering, die in suffering and enter bardo and future lives expecting more sufferings. This is not a negative way of looking at things but the truth. If the truth is negative, so it is the truth. Devote oneself to the guru, dharma work, dharma practice and bringing dharma to others compassionately. Choose to practice Vajra Yogini now with the preliminaries. You can start right now: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/starting-on-vajra-yogini-now.html Much care, Tsem Rinpoche
Message to Tibetans in English
3 months ago
Message to Tibetans in English
Message to the Tibetans
3 months ago
Message to the Tibetans
Left to right: Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal. Great lamas of Gaden Shartse Monastery
3 months ago
Left to right: Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal. Great lamas of Gaden Shartse Monastery
A beautiful Indian rendition of Gyenze Dorje Shugden manifesting in wealth form
3 months ago
A beautiful Indian rendition of Gyenze Dorje Shugden manifesting in wealth form
This is my thoughts and determination to share with you. Please open and read. Thank you for your time. Tsem Rinpoche
3 months ago
This is my thoughts and determination to share with you. Please open and read. Thank you for your time. Tsem Rinpoche
Nepalese King Birendra receives His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche in Nepal
3 months ago
Nepalese King Birendra receives His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche in Nepal
Guess what Zava Damdin Rinpoche did in Mongolia recently with 7,800 people??? Very interesting and it is a must read:  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116206
3 months ago
Guess what Zava Damdin Rinpoche did in Mongolia recently with 7,800 people??? Very interesting and it is a must read:  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116206
This huge Buddha in Korea is magnificent
4 months ago
This huge Buddha in Korea is magnificent
The very first oracle of Dorje Shugden in trance statue. I have commissioned this.
4 months ago
The very first oracle of Dorje Shugden in trance statue. I have commissioned this.
Such a old and ancient thangka painting of Dorje Shugden. He has been around in Tibet practiced for hundreds of years.
4 months ago
Such a old and ancient thangka painting of Dorje Shugden. He has been around in Tibet practiced for hundreds of years.
One of the "Four Exalted Brothers" Avalokiteshvara statues, Phagpa Wati of Kyirong, which is now with H.H. the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala.
4 months ago
One of the "Four Exalted Brothers" Avalokiteshvara statues, Phagpa Wati of Kyirong, which is now with H.H. the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala.
Kyabje Zemey, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Kyabje Pabongka Choktrul Rinpoche
4 months ago
Kyabje Zemey, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Kyabje Pabongka Choktrul Rinpoche
My Oser girl and Mumu boy are so adorable
4 months ago
My Oser girl and Mumu boy are so adorable
Wow this meditator in his cave in front of a painting of Yamantaka draped with a white khata of respect. He sits among bones to remind him of impermanence and our future. The bones inspire him strongly to let go of all attachments in this life and focus on dharma, meditation and liberation and he is doing so. Very beautiful and inspirational. Tsem Rinpoche
4 months ago
Wow this meditator in his cave in front of a painting of Yamantaka draped with a white khata of respect. He sits among bones to remind him of impermanence and our future. The bones inspire him strongly to let go of all attachments in this life and focus on dharma, meditation and liberation and he is doing so. Very beautiful and inspirational. Tsem Rinpoche
Tenzing Norgay found this in Nepal. Guess what it is?
5 months ago
Tenzing Norgay found this in Nepal. Guess what it is?
Sir Edmund Hillary
5 months ago
Sir Edmund Hillary
Halloween is my favorite holiday. Wild natural plants and flowers are my favorite offering. Buddha\'s teachings on meditation and Yidam practice bring the ultimate results and happiness. ~Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
Halloween is my favorite holiday. Wild natural plants and flowers are my favorite offering. Buddha's teachings on meditation and Yidam practice bring the ultimate results and happiness. ~Tsem Rinpoche
Previous lives do resemble current lives especially if they are a recognized incarnation. If notice how similar the previous and current Trijang Rinpoche looks. The eyes, bone structure, expression, long neck, thin and overall look. Beautiful. I\'ve seen this phenomena over and over in many Rinpoche incarnations. Especially when you compare them with pictures of previous and current lives at around the same ages. Something powerfully karmic about this. Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
Previous lives do resemble current lives especially if they are a recognized incarnation. If notice how similar the previous and current Trijang Rinpoche looks. The eyes, bone structure, expression, long neck, thin and overall look. Beautiful. I've seen this phenomena over and over in many Rinpoche incarnations. Especially when you compare them with pictures of previous and current lives at around the same ages. Something powerfully karmic about this. Tsem Rinpoche
It\'s nice to have monks visitors and resident monks in Kechara
6 months ago
It's nice to have monks visitors and resident monks in Kechara
                         Taken in Lake Champlain in Canada. A huge water monster...neat...
6 months ago
Taken in Lake Champlain in Canada. A huge water monster...neat...
Beautiful! His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang has always been good friends with His Holiness Karmapa. No wonder H.H. Karmapa never spoke against Dorje Shugden. Two reasons perhaps: One is he knows the qualities of Trijang Rinpoche who is a attained being. And Karmapa himself has clairvoyance to perceive the true nature of Dorje Shugden directly. I love to see great beings like this manifesting closeness. When I see, I just want to prostrate to them and thank them for sharing such good examples to someone like me. Praise to the ego-less mind! Tsem Rinpoche
6 months ago
Beautiful! His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang has always been good friends with His Holiness Karmapa. No wonder H.H. Karmapa never spoke against Dorje Shugden. Two reasons perhaps: One is he knows the qualities of Trijang Rinpoche who is a attained being. And Karmapa himself has clairvoyance to perceive the true nature of Dorje Shugden directly. I love to see great beings like this manifesting closeness. When I see, I just want to prostrate to them and thank them for sharing such good examples to someone like me. Praise to the ego-less mind! Tsem Rinpoche
Serkong Dorje Chang on the left and his son Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche on the right.
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Serkong Dorje Chang on the left and his son Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche on the right.
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༧གོང་ས་ཆེན་པོ་སྐུ་འཕྲེང་བཅུ་བཞི་པ་མཆོག་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན། - Interesting relationship between 14th Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109757
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