Dalai Lama’s sudden change of mind about China-backed Panchen Lama

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His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama with His Holiness the 10th Panchen Lama in the 1950s

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama with His Holiness the 10th Panchen Lama in the 1950s

Just a few days ago, His Holiness the Dalai Lama made a stunning announcement that has shocked many people. On 25th April 2018, the Dalai Lama said that he knows from “reliable sources” that the 11th Panchen Lama candidate he recognised, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, is alive and well. He also said that the 11th Panchen Lama who was recognised by China, Gyaincain Norbu, is being educated by a good teacher AND that it is possible for two incarnations of a being to exist at the same time.

What is interesting about this is that for 22 years, the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) in Dharamsala have maintained that the Chinese-recognised Panchen Lama is fake. In all capacities, they have always criticised him and put him and any news about him down. Now the Dalai Lama has made a 180 degree U-turn on this and is saying that both his candidate AND China’s could be real.

The Dalai Lama recognised Gedhun Choekyi Nyima as the 11th Panchen Lama

The Dalai Lama-recognised Gedhun Choekyi Nyima as the 11th Panchen Lama

I have always believed that multiple emanations are possible, especially for someone of the Panchen Lama’s attainments. However my beliefs have been criticised because they were perceived as support for the Chinese-backed Panchen Lama. Online, I have been called “Chinese dog”, “traitor” and other vulgarities just because of my beliefs.

But my beliefs are not arbitrary and without basis. There are some practices, within the Yamantaka tradition for example, where astral travel is possible. A practitioner can eject their mind from their body, occupy the body of another being, go some place else then return to their original body at a later time, provided their original body has not been tampered with. This was useful for meditators staying in remote places — they could eject their mind from their bodies, occupy that of a passing bird (for example), go somewhere far away to receive teachings then return to their original body later.

So if astral travel in this way is possible for an “ordinary” practitioner with no special rank or title, surely it must be possible for a lama of the Panchen Lama’s attainments to have more than one manifestation existing at the same time but in different places? To say that it is not possible, is to limit the power of the enlightened mind to just one body. I am reminded of the 10th Panchen Lama who was in a teaching once and he started laughing for no apparent reason. There was no joke being made and so no reason for him to be so amused. When his students questioned him, he said, “Oh, one of my emanations is somewhere else and doing something funny.

In 2011, H.H. Gaden Trisur Lungrik Namgyal Rinpoche, the 101st throneholder of the Gelugpa lineage, met with the Chinese-based Panchen Lama in Tibet.

In 2011, H.H. Gaden Tripa Lungrik Namgyal Rinpoche, the 101st throneholder of the Gelugpa lineage, met with the Chinese-backed Panchen Lama in Tibet. He already knew back then this Panchen Lama is someone worthy of homage and respect. After all Gaden Tripa is the supreme head of the Gelugpa school of Buddhism.

Now the Dalai Lama has stated that he also believes multiple incarnations of one mind is possible, and His Holiness has also endorsed the Chinese-backed Panchen Lama’s education (even praising it). One cannot help but wonder if the Dalai Lama will also be called the same names that I was because he endorsed the Chinese-backed Panchen Lama? Or are my views now okay because the Dalai Lama also believes in the same thing? I am not asking for anyone to call the Dalai Lama any names. I am just asking everyone to look at the hypocrisy and double standards of Tibetan society, that it is wrong for anyone to hold a belief that runs contrary to the Dalai Lama’s, even if that belief may be logical, and that person will be deserving of all kinds of abuse and violence. But once the Dalai Lama believes the same thing, suddenly that belief is okay.

That alone should tell you volumes about how Tibetan society behaves. Something is good when the Dalai Lama approves of it, otherwise it remains very bad. Is that what a democracy is, that something is acceptable as long as it meets the approval of a singular person?

For me, I am not interested in politics. I am only interested in preserving the Buddhist teachings and practices, and so what is ultimately important is whether the person is a good monk or not, and not what title or rank they have. So have they received the practice themselves in the proper, traditional manner and do they hold their vows and commitments? If both these questions can be answered with “yes”, then whether someone is the Panchen Lama or not, they are still qualified to give teachings and transmit practices. There are many lamas who are not of the Panchen Lama’s rank. They are just ordinary lamas and geshes but are still perfectly capable and qualified to transmit teachings and confer practices. So what if the Chinese-backed Panchen Lama is the real Panchen Lama or not? If he has the proper training and he holds his vows, then he is qualified to give teachings and practices like Kalachakra. It’s really that simple for me.

In July 2016, the 11th Panchen Lama bestowed the Kalachakra initiation at his New Palace near Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in Shigatse

In July 2016, the 11th Panchen Lama bestowed the Kalachakra initiation at his New Palace near Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in Shigatse

But the Dalai Lama’s incredible announcement does have many implications for the Tibetans and their leadership which is the CTA. It will be very interesting to see what they do after this and how they will react. Will the attacks against those who support both Panchen Lamas stop? Will the Dalai Lama make even more announcements about the Chinese-backed Panchen Lama? After all, the Dalai Lama is really changing his mind on the Panchen Lama selected by Chinese now. If His Holiness the Dalai Lama can reverse his views to accepting the Chinese Panchen Lama as a genuine emanation of the Panchen Lama which is what he seems to be doing now, he can change his mind on other issues such as the Dorje Shugden ban also for the positive. Will he even go so far as to say something positive about Dorje Shugden practitioners, who are another group of people that the CTA says is supported by China? Let’s see, only time will tell what His Holiness’ next move is. Many things can happen for the better. Whatever it is, His Holiness the Dalai Lama is starting to support the Chinese-backed Panchen Lama as an authentic emanation. His statements are clear in the video.

Tsem Rinpoche

 

VIDEO: The Dalai Lama on the 11th Panchen Lama

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http://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/DalaiLamaOn11thPanchenLama.mp4

Or watch it on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hsyWE-fhZU

 


 

Going back to the beginning

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In 1989, His Holiness the 10th Panchen Lama passed away. The search for his holy reincarnation began shortly after, and on 14th May 1995, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, then aged six, was recognised by the Dalai Lama as the 11th Panchen Lama of Tibet. Three days later, the boy and his family went missing and for the last 22 years, their whereabouts have remained unknown.

Six months later, in November 1995, the Chinese leadership identified their own candidate, Gyaincain Norbu, who was subsequently enthroned as the 11th Panchen Lama Jetsun Lobsang Jampa Lhundrub Chokyi Gyalpo Pelsangpo. The recognition came after the Chinese government consulted high lamas in Tibet who used traditional methods to confirm and recognise the boy as the 11th Panchen Lama, along with the Chinese government’s independent methods.

The Chinese backed Panchen Lama

The Chinese-backed 11th Panchen Lama Jetsun Lobsang Jampa Lhundrub Chokyi Gyalpo Pelsangpo

As one might expect, the Chinese candidate was not well-received by the Tibetan community. The Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), or the Tibetan exiled leadership based in Dharamsala, North India, accused the Chinese government of being a secular leadership interfering in religious matters, and of possessing ulterior motives to identify their own Panchen Lama. In response, the CTA launched huge publicity campaigns and in the last two decades, their “Missing Panchen Lama” campaign has grown to become one of the most prominent campaigns of the Free Tibet movement.

This campaign has been used by Tibetan supporters to vilify China as a kidnapper, painting the Tibetans as victimised underdogs deserving of moral and financial support against the so-called child-abusing monster that is China. To this day, Tibetan supporters continue to hold candlelight vigils for Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, gathering signatures and petitions to try and pressure the United Nations and human rights organisations to investigate the case. A large poster of the missing boy even hangs in Majnu Ka Tilla, the main Tibetan settlement in Delhi, India, serving as a daily reminder that the case still very much affects Tibetans.

His Holiness the 11th Panchen Lama's tutor, Venerable Kachen Jamyang Gyatso. There must be something very special about this Kachen-la if China selected him to become the tutor of the second highest lama in Tibet (only the Dalai Lama is higher). China would not select any ordinary monk or lama to be the tutor of the Panchen Lama.

His Holiness the 11th Panchen Lama’s tutor, Venerable Kachen Jamyang Gyatso. There must be something very special about this Kachen-la if China selected him to become the tutor of the second highest lama in Tibet (only the Dalai Lama is higher). China would not select any ordinary monk or lama to be the tutor of the Panchen Lama. Kachen-la is well known to be a scholar of the highest order as well as a great lineage holder. Respected among the tens of thousands of monks and scholars, he has passed his knowledge, initiations and commentaries to H.H. the 11th Panchen Lama. Panchen Lama is known to be very learned like his teacher.

Recent developments however, threaten the narrative that the CTA has maintained for so long. The CTA has long held that the Dalai Lama’s candidate, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, is one of the world’s longest serving political prisoners. They say that the Chinese-backed candidate is a pretender to the throne and has no business teaching or advising anyone as the Panchen Lama. Yet, it appears that His Holiness the Dalai Lama himself no longer agrees with everything that the CTA has promoted for 22 years. It will also be interesting to see what the Independence activists (rangzen) and their foreign supporters around the world have to say to this new statement by the Dalai Lama regarding the China-recognised Panchen Rinpoche which is a 360 degree turn. They have used the Panchen Lama to make China look bad for decades. Without the Dalai Lama backing their statements about the Panchen Lama, their statements seem to lose power. Not only is the Dalai Lama now supporting the China-recognised Panchen Lama, but Dalai Lama is saying the one he recognised is safe and sound. If the activists around the world continue to say the China-backed Panchen Lama is a fake, they are contradicting His Holiness the Dalai Lama. That would not be good. Also the Dalai Lama is saying from reliable sources the Panchen Lama he himself recognised is safe, getting an education, alive and well.

On April 25, 2018 (the day of the 29th birthday celebrations for the missing boy), when the Dalai Lama arrived at Gaggal Airport in Dharamsala, he announced in an interview that Gedhun Choekyi Nyima is alive and well. Stunningly, His Holiness also endorsed the Chinese-backed candidate, adding that the “official Panchen Lama” is receiving a good education from a qualified teacher. The Dalai Lama then went on to provide evidence for the possibility of two genuine Panchen Lama candidates; that is, the Dalai Lama openly stated that the Chinese-backed Panchen Lama might be real.

It is an admission that no one would have ever expected from the Dalai Lama, given the CTA’s campaigns for the last two decades. Could it indicate that the CTA’s feelings towards the Chinese-backed Panchen Lama are finally thawing, and why would that even matter?

 

The importance of the Panchen Lama

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and the previous 10th Panchen Lama.

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and the previous 10th Panchen Lama.

In the general spiritual and political hierarchy of Tibet, the role of the Panchen Lama is the second highest in the land; in Tibet, there is none equal to him in rank, other than the Dalai Lama. In fact, in the Dalai Lama’s absence, when the country is between Dalai Lama incarnations, the Panchen Lama is the de facto ruler of the country spiritually, along with a regent for secular matters. On official visits, for example when the 14th Dalai Lama visited China in 1955, the Panchen Lama is often involved in these trips, accompanying the Dalai Lama as an equal and representing Tibet as a senior statesman.

The Dalai Lamas and Panchen Lamas have always had a close relationship. They are so close that when the Panchen Lama dies, it is the Dalai Lama’s responsibility to identify, recognise and enthrone the next Panchen Lama. Similarly, it is the Panchen Lama’s responsibility to identify, recognise and enthrone the next Dalai Lama.

Hence the issue of the Panchen Lama has been a particularly sensitive one for those who pursue Tibetan independence or autonomy, and are fearful of what will happen in the post-14th Dalai Lama period. Even though the CTA calls themselves a democracy, it is no secret that all decisions must ultimately meet with the Dalai Lama’s approval. Without a Dalai Lama to lead the CTA, what will their ship and its passengers do without a captain? World leaders entertain and financially support the Tibetans because of the respect they have for the Dalai Lama – how will the so-called Tibetan cause be affected without a Dalai Lama, when its success is so closely identified with the image and reputation of the Dalai Lama?

Hence, for the CTA, having a Panchen Lama squarely under their control becomes a question of life and death; they will need the Panchen Lama to identify the 15th Dalai Lama so that Tibetans are not left without a leader after the 14th Dalai Lama’s passing. A Panchen Lama under Chinese control, while the Dharamsala-backed Panchen Lama is missing means the identification of a Dharamsala-approved 15th Dalai Lama is going to be fraught with difficulties and confusion. It will not happen very easily but the Dalai Lama does not seem to be worried about this, given his recent statements.

 

Did the Dalai Lama scupper the CTA’s plans?

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In fact, given his recent statements, the Dalai Lama’s position on the 11th Panchen Lama no longer matches the CTA’s and it seems he is now willing to accept the possibility of a 15th Dalai Lama recognised by the Chinese-backed Panchen Lama. After all, the Dalai Lama’s remarks directly contradict what the Tibetan government, as well as the 1000-plus Tibet support groups around the world have asserted for over two decades.

Since 1995, the CTA have always maintained that Beijing has the missing Panchen Lama under house arrest or had him killed. On the one hand, the CTA and Tibet support groups have spent 22 years claiming that the Chinese government killed the boy; on the other hand, the Dalai Lama is now saying that he is alive and well, and receiving a normal education. The Dalai Lama is, in essence, saying that there is no reason to worry about the boy. The Dalai Lama is determined to make China happy and make peace with China as he very much wishes to return to a Tibet within China.

Simultaneously, the Dalai Lama also made remarks regarding the Chinese-backed Panchen Lama which have been viewed as an indirect endorsement of his credentials and recognition. The Dalai Lama praised his education, saying that he has been receiving teachings from a good, qualified teacher. It implies that the Chinese-backed Panchen Lama is a good lama, or will become a good teacher himself in the future; that is, whatever the Chinese-backed Panchen Lama has to say or teach is valid, since he received it from a qualified source.

A young Panchen Lama receiving initiation from his beloved Guru, Kachen Jamyang Gyatso. Look at how fatherly the lama is towards his young student. Such a warm, affectionate photo.

A young Panchen Lama receiving initiation from his beloved Guru, Kachen Jamyang Gyatso. Look at how fatherly the lama is towards his young student. Such a warm, affectionate photo.

These remarks constitute a huge reversal in the Dalai Lama’s 22-year stance on the Panchen Lama but what has been most worrying for the Tibetan leadership is the Dalai Lama’s provision of evidence that there can be more than two emanations of a lama existing at the same time. This opens the possibility that the Chinese-backed Panchen Lama could be the real deal, and it is something that no Tibetan has ever entertained the possibility of before – that Beijing, in fact, could have the real Panchen Lama under their control.

 

The tale of two Panchen Lamas

Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, then aged six, was recognised by the Dalai Lama as the 11th Panchen Lama of Tibet.

Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, then aged six, was recognised by the Dalai Lama as the 11th Panchen Lama of Tibet.

In his short interview, the Dalai Lama voluntarily stated that some lamas have two emanations and he referenced Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, a lama who lived 100 years ago. When he died, Khyentse Wangpo famously reincarnated as five individuals: Dzongsar Khyentse, the 1st Palpung (Bheru) Khyentse, Dzogchen Khyentse, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and (Kathog) Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro.

Upon his passing, Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro went on to reincarnate as three individuals: Khyentse Yeshe, Jigme Khyentse and Dzongsar Khyentse.

The Dalai Lama cited the Khyentse incarnations as proof that it is possible for a lama to take rebirth as more than one being. Even Hollywood has previously chronicled this phenomenon – in the movie Little Buddha by Bernardo Bertolucci, the title character Lama Dorje takes rebirth as three young children, who are the manifestations of his body, speech and mind. Interestingly, one of the Khyentse incarnations (Dzongsar Khyentse) was an advisor on Little Buddha to ensure the movie remained philosophically and historically accurate.

So is it possible to have more than one 11th Panchen Lama? The Dalai Lama was keen to provide evidence that it is possible even though, as you will notice from the video, there were no related questions that would prompt this information. In fact, this is not the first time there have been two Panchen Lamas. Even in the case of the previous 10th Panchen Lama, it is very well-known that two boys were identified as candidates to occupy the Panchen Lama throne. In the end, both were recognised as reincarnations of the 9th Panchen Lama but only one, the mind emanation, ascended to the throne. The other was recognised as Panchen Otrul, or “emanation of Panchen”.

Hence, according to the Dalai Lama’s interview, there may be two 11th Panchen Lama incarnations i.e. the one he identified and who disappeared, and the one that received official Chinese backing. But if it is possible for two Panchen Lama incarnations to exist simultaneously, then why did the Dalai Lama let everyone believe for 22 years that there is only one Panchen Lama, and that he was kidnapped? The Dalai Lama cited Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo’s example to apply to the current situation of having two authentic incarnations of Panchen Rinpoche, otherwise why even bring up the subject of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo within a question regarding the Panchen Lama? He is gently starting to shrewdly guide the world into accepting that there are two authentic incarnations of the Panchen Lama although only one will officially occupy the ‘seat’ of Panchen. He has to do this because for decades he was ‘silent’ on this matter and allowed his people to say the Chinese Panchen Lama is fake. Now he has to reverse this.

 

Maybe the Dalai Lama made a mistake?

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Knowing that lamas of such attainments do not do things arbitrarily, questions have been asked as to why the 10th Panchen Lama would take rebirth in two emanations and why the Dalai Lama would allow one of them to be ‘kidnapped’. There are two possibilities:

 

SCENARIO #1:

The Dalai Lama made an uncalculated mistake, and his premature identification of the 11th Panchen Lama led to a young boy’s disappearance. That is, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima is the real Panchen Lama and the Dalai Lama’s decision endangered the future of the Tibetans because it pushed the Panchen Lama into Chinese hands.

 

SCENARIO #2:

The Dalai Lama made a calculated decision and intentionally identified a lesser incarnation of the Panchen Lama, to compel the Chinese government to intervene and identify their own candidate, who is the actual mind or principal emanation. That is, the Chinese have had the real Panchen Lama all along and the Dalai Lama’s decision allowed the mind emanation to ascend to the throne and ensured that the Chinese government threw the full weight of their support behind him. The Dalai Lama acted for the greater good of sentient beings everywhere; his decision would allow the Panchen Lama’s mind emanation to manifest his full abilities, thanks to Chinese backing.

In the light of the Dalai Lama’s most recent comments, it seems clear that the Dalai Lama’s actions were motivated by the second scenario. After all, Tibetans and Tibetan Buddhists commonly regard the Dalai Lama as the emanation of Chenrezig, the omniscient Buddha of Compassion. It would be hard to believe that Chenrezig’s clairvoyance failed and he made a mistake in prematurely identifying the Panchen Lama. Therefore Scenario #2 seems much more likely, and more aligned with everything else that we know about the Dalai Lama — that he did this on purpose.

In allowing the Tibetans to protest for 22 years, the Dalai Lama was able to provoke the Chinese leadership for two decades into continuously supporting their candidate, who is actually the real mind emanation of the Panchen Lama. As a result, while the Tibetans and their supporters were protesting for Gedhun Choekyi Nyima to be freed, the real Panchen Lama gained the platform and resources necessary to turn the Wheel of Dharma on a much greater scale.

That is to say, the entire two Panchen Lama debacle is actually a play between two enlightened lamas who can look beyond labels of border, geography and politics, and are working together to do what is best for sentient beings as a whole, regardless of whether they are Tibetan, Chinese, etc. Hence, the Dalai Lama’s endorsement of the Chinese-backed Panchen Lama may be the latest act in this saga, designed to open the door for the world to have faith in him.

However, there may be other more prosaic reasons surrounding the Dalai Lama’s comments and his acceptance of the Chinese-backed Panchen Lama: he just wants to go back home to Tibet.

 

Returning to Tibet

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In recent months, the Dalai Lama has been making an increasing number of overtures towards the Chinese leadership. His Holiness has become increasingly vocal about his wish to return to Tibet, even sending his emissary Samdhong Rinpoche on a secret mission to negotiate terms with the Chinese.

Accepting the Chinese-backed Panchen Lama means denying a major part of the Free Tibet campaigns for the last 22 years; it means the Dalai Lama is removing what has been a thorn in the side of the Chinese government, and softening his stance towards the Chinese to try and open the possibility for him to return home to Tibet.

Hence his endorsement of the Chinese-backed Panchen Lama is just the latest in a list of concessions he has made and the Tibetans should probably expect more. But what does it mean for the Tibetans and their leadership?

  1. To have a Chinese-backed Panchen Lama means that the identification of the next Dalai Lama would fall under the control of the Chinese government. Tibetans in exile would never follow a Chinese-backed 15th Dalai Lama, leaving them essentially leaderless once the 14th Dalai Lama is gone. It would throw the Tibetan community in exile into turmoil.
  2. With his comments, the Dalai Lama is in effect giving up Tibet’s future. His endorsement of the Chinese-backed Panchen Lama means there will no longer be any opportunity for a Dharamsala-backed Dalai Lama recognised by a Dharamsala-backed Panchen Lama. Without an exiled 15th Dalai Lama, it cements the possibility that there will no longer be a fight for independence or autonomy spearheaded by such a candidate.

There is every reason for Tibet support groups to be disheartened and discouraged. Essentially, they wasted their time and resources for the last 22 years campaigning for a missing boy who is not necessarily who they have been led to believe. If he is just an ordinary child, they made a big fuss for nothing; if he is a lesser emanation, it was intentional that he was ‘given up’ by the Dalai Lama for the real Panchen Lama to ascend to the throne. So what exactly were they campaigning for all these years?

And there is every reason for the Tibetan community to worry. His Holiness is probably mindful of the fact he is already 83 years old and the world’s view of Tibetans is slowly changing. They are no longer universally supported like they once were; beset with self-created scandals and with the CTA’s reputation in tatters, financial support and foreign aid is increasingly harder to come by.

The global economic downturn has also had an impact; to protect their economic health and further their own financial interests, nations are opting to forge bilateral relations with China to benefit from lucrative trade deals. Thus, where befriending the CTA was previously viewed as advantageous, it is no longer financially viable to support the supposedly downtrodden Tibetans and antagonise the Chinese leaders and their people, who are well on their way to becoming the next economic and political superpower.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping meeting on April 27, 2018 in Wuhan, China.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping meeting on April 27, 2018 in Wuhan, China.

The Dalai Lama, an astute statesman, sees all of this – at his very doorstep, the Tibetans’ greatest benefactor, India, is inching towards China. Once the Sino-Indian relationship becomes solid, the Indians will no longer have any use for the Tibetans as a political card against the Chinese, and the CTA will be left powerless and subject to the whims of Indian policy change. So it must be that before the Tibetans become completely irrelevant to everyone, the Dalai Lama is now making his own strategic play to befriend China before both China and India does not have any use for him anymore. This explosive statement comes just days before an informal closed-door meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, where the Tibet issue is expected to be discussed amongst other pressing topics. Before his words no longer carry any weight, while there is still value for China to watch him acquiescing to their demands, the Dalai Lama is making a final play for a return to Tibet on his own terms.

 

Unity is a distant dream

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The Dalai Lama’s comments have been welcomed by many quarters. It signals that the Dalai Lama is softening his stance on the issues of the last 20 years, something which excites many marginalised Tibetan groups. The Dorje Shugden high lamas and along with hundreds of thousands of Tibetans have accepted the Panchen Lama recognised by China as he is well educated in Buddhism, said to be very gentle, kind and a veritable scholar of Buddhism able to give initiation and teachings into one of the most complex teachings of Buddhism recently which is the Kalacakra tantra attended by tens of thousands in Tibet.

In the last 20 years, the Dalai Lama has taken a very hardline stance towards the issue of the Chinese Panchen Lama – that is, he does not accept the Chinese Panchen Lama and the real Panchen Lama is the candidate that he recognised. Anyone who supports the Chinese Panchen Lama is accused of being anti-Tibetan, a Chinese-paid spy and a traitor to the Tibetan community. Anyone ‘supporting’ the Chinese Panchen is attacked on social media. That has to change now. To attack the Chinese-recognised Panchen Rinpoche and supporters is to attack the Dalai Lama’s ‘endorsement’ of him now.

The other major issue which the Dalai Lama has been very firm about is that of Dorje Shugden – that is, Dorje Shugden practitioners are disobeying his instructions to give up the practice, and they need to be segregated from the rest of the Tibetan community.

Ironically, those who maintain their Shugden practice have been accused of showing respect to and support for the Chinese-backed Panchen Lama. In this way, they are labeled double traitors – not only do they disobey the Dalai Lama, but they support the Chinese government’s choice.

Now that the Dalai Lama himself endorses the Chinese-backed Panchen Lama, it is the first “aspect” of Dorje Shugden practitioners that he is accepting. Does this mean it is only a matter of time before he changes his overall stance towards Shugden practitioners, and they are accepted back into mainstream society as it should be within a democracy? After all, the issue of accepting the Chinese Panchen Lama is much more significant since it concerns Tibet’s second highest lama, one of their political leaders and therefore the potential of any Tibetan freedom or autonomy. In light of the Dalai Lama’s about-face regarding the Chinese Panchen Lama, a softening of his stance towards Dorje Shugden practitioners also seems possible. The majority of Dorje Shugden practitioners continue to respect His Holiness the Dalai Lama and wish him well and hope for his reversal on the Dorje Shugden issue as they have suffered much due to the ban.

This would be welcomed not only by Shugden practitioners alone, but by all Tibetans who have grown weary of the in-fighting that continues to plague their community. Whether it is rangzen (independence) versus umaylam (meaningful autonomy), Lobsang Sangay versus Penpa Tsering, U-Tsangpas versus Khampas, this Karmapa versus that Karmapa, or Dorje Shugden versus non-Dorje Shugden, there are just so many issues dividing the Tibetan community that harmony, let alone independence, feels like a distant dream.

Bringing Dorje Shugden practitioners back into the fold will surely be the quickest and fastest division to resolve, leaving the community with one less divisive issue to contend with. Whether or not they are in Tibet, in India or the West, come what may, they will at least be more united. Surely that is going to be the best way for the Tibetans to have a brighter, more harmonious future. Please remember that the Dalai Lama wishes for the same thing, that Tibetans inside and outside of Tibet will have harmony. Not only is the Dalai Lama now implying that everyone should comply with China’s wishes but in this way, the Dalai Lama’s statement that the Chinese-recognised Panchen Lama is “the official Panchen Lama” is the most earth-shattering statement that His Holiness the Dalai Lama has made. Yes, His Holiness the Dalai Lama in the video said clearly that the Chinese-recognised Panchen Lama is the official one.

 

Tibet.net: According to reliable source, Panchen Lama Alive and Receiving Normal Education: His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Source: http://tibet.net/2018/04/according-to-reliable-source-panchen-lama-alive-and-receiving-normal-education-his-holiness-the-dalai-lama/. Click on image to enlarge.

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The Tibet Express: On Panchen Lama’s 29th birthday, the Dalai Lama says he is still alive, carrying normal education

Source: http://tibetexpress.net/on-panchen-lamas-29th-birthday-the-dalai-lama-says-he-is-still-alive-carrying-normal-education/. Click on image to enlarge.

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The Statesman: 11th Panchen Lama alive,
receiving education: Dalai Lama

Source: https://www.thestatesman.com/india/11th-panchen-lama-alive-receiving-education-dalai-lama-1502627372.html. Click on image to enlarge.

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Dalai Lama and the Panchen Lama quarrel:
The way for rapprochement with China

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  1. Kelsang on May 14, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    Tashi delek Rinpoche lak I am work for Dept of education in Dharamshala. Sorry for not say my name but there are many problems come to me if people are know who am I. I am not in democracy working. Thank you for write this article about our Panchen Rinpoche la. I am happy to know he is live and we are have two Panchen Rinpoche. I am wait for long time to hear this news. Thank you Rinpoche la for share to us.

    • Bhopa on May 15, 2018 at 8:02 pm

      Lama la kyab su chiwo
      Sangye la kyab su chiwo
      Cho la kyab su chiwo
      Gendun la kyab su chiwo

      Thanks to Rinpoche lak for to share the news with us . What you are say in post is powerful and v good. It is the truth we are have two Panchen Lama in our Tibet society so I m agree to you and also to Kelsang lak I m one of your colleague from other department ( home ) . I m not agree to Dalai Lama and my thinking are not agree to Dalai Lama but I m not dare to say like this or many problem and difficult for work .

      So one of my inji friend is say to me we are ‘ infant democracy ‘ something like we want to make democratic but is difficult coming. I tell to her we bhopa have some saying is our Dhasa doing democratic is working like farting in water . Many noise and buble but not smell coming so no result coming .

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  2. callista on May 12, 2018 at 12:11 am

    I am glad to hear His Holiness 14 Dalai Lama (HHDL) is taking a step by step to mend the relationship with China by :
    a)sending his emissary Samdhong Rinpoche on a secret mission to negotiate terms with the Chinese.
    b) recognized the Chinese-backed Panchen Lama is real and is the official one.

    As what His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche commented in the article that, this is likely to be HHDL wishes to return to Tibet and have a good term with China for future Tibet.

    Well, to have a good relationship with China, HHDL will need to unite the Tibetan by practicing religious freedom.

  3. Stella Cheang on May 9, 2018 at 7:29 pm

    It seems like His Holiness is in a habit of changing his mind, especially on important issues that relate to religion and tradition. For example, His Holiness changes his mind on the 11th Panchen Lama, Gyaincain Norbu. His Holiness identified and recognised another boy, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, as the 11th Panchen Lama in 1995. For the last 20 years plus, His Holiness and his leadership team believed that Gedhun Choekyi Nyima was kidnapped and murdered by the Chinese. Now, His Holiness says that this boy (now grown up) is alive and well. And His Holiness recognises Gyaincain Norbu as the reincarnation of the 10th Panchen Lama, making him the qualified Panchen Lama. Similarly, His Holiness changed his mind on an important religious topic, which is the practice of Dorje Shugden. His Holiness created praise prayers to Dorje Shugden but changed his mind and initiated a ban on this practice in 1996. While flicker-minded on important religious matters cast a bad and suspicious light on the religion and the practitioners, but there is also crazy wisdom practiced by highly attained beings who could be juxtapositioning issues to bless the people. May we have the wisdom to understand His Holiness. Thank you for this sharing.

  4. yin ping on May 2, 2018 at 2:28 am

    The Dalai Lama not only acknowledges his candidate is still alive, he also endorsed Chinese-backed Panchen Lama as official one. Such wonderful news! It is clear that he wants to make peace with China. Dalai Lama’s supporters and followers should respect his wishes and give in full support.

    The Chinese-backed Panchen Lama is known to be Dorje Shugden practitioner. Could this means Dalai Lama would make statement soon to clear Dorje Shugden controversy?

    The Dalai Lama’s compassion and skillfulness brings so much hope and peace to everyone. His statement for sure has cleared many doubts, conflicts and controversies. We are looking forward the Dalai Lama put an end to the Dorje Shugden ban. May the Dalai Lama and Panchen Lama long life and continue to turn the wheel of dharma _/\_

  5. JP on May 1, 2018 at 11:01 pm

    This is very good news! I agree with Rinpoche that HH the Dalai Lama premeditated this matter regarding HH the Panchen Lama. It is timely to support China as India is definitely mending their relationship with China for the general good of both economies. If the Tibetans in exile do not get on the band wagon and mend ties with China, they will lose their special privileges from India very soon. China has become too big and powerful not to be friends with.

    If HH the Dalai Lama can contradict himself by recognizing the Chinese backed Panchen Lama, I don’t see why HH the Dalai Lama won’t back track on his ban on Dorje Shugden in the very near future. If HH really wants to return to Tibet, China will not tolerate his religious ban on Dorje Shugden. So HH will definitely have to make some comments on this matter very soon and also remove the page on his website regarding this ban if HH wants to return to Tibet.

    China would want to see HH being a monk who is all accepting and supportive of the Chinese government’s promotion of peace and harmony. Any sort of dissension will not be tolerated by the Chinese government.

  6. Sharon Ong on May 1, 2018 at 10:11 pm

    Could this be a sign of more good news to come?

    I believe that this could be the first olive branch from His Holiness Dalai Lama to China to pave way for him to return to Tibet. Whether Tibet will regain its sovereignty remains a question mark but it would be wise for the Tibetan government-in-exile to mend the fences with China as China is now a superpower and they have a lot more to gain being a friend of China than a foe.

    I am glad that the Panchen Lama recognised by HHDL is alive and well, and given what His Holiness said in the video, the Buddhist world should rejoice that we have the Panchen Lama returning as 2 very beneficial beings.

    With this recent development, I believe that it is also symbolic of His Holiness accepting the Dorje Shugden practice as Panchen Lamas have traditionally relied on Dorje Shugden and continued this Protector practice to this day.

    I sincerely thank Rinpoche and his wonderful team for sharing this good news. May His Holiness Dalai Lama and both Panchen Lamas have long and stable lives to continue turning the Wheel of Dharma.

  7. TANDIN on May 1, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    Reincarnation occurs according to dharma in Three ways
    Ku (mind)
    SUNG (speech)
    And Thug (body)

    • Tashi on May 2, 2018 at 8:37 pm

      Tandin,

      Reincarnation occurs according to Dharma in five primary ways:

      Ku (body)
      Sung (speech)
      Thuk (mind)
      Yonten (qualities)
      Trinley (activities)

      And the reincarnation (emanations) of highly realized beings are not subject to just the above five methods, but it can be countless. No limits. Enlightened mind has no limits.

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      • Sharon Ong on May 8, 2018 at 4:51 pm

        Thank you for sharing that. Very nice thangka!

  8. Arnaud on May 1, 2018 at 2:46 am

    Dharma is really amazing ! We can mix ultimate, relative, pedagogical truths and skillful ways (tab lam). Rinpoche, you are very clever and use all these kinds of truth to create the pix… For exemple with the astral travel and powa in the body of other… Hahahaha You are a great magician.
    Like this, you can creat realities.
    One example :
    « They could eject their mind from their bodies, occupy that of a passing bird (for example), go somewhere far away to receive teachings then return to their original body later. »
    Right, because everything his ALREADY our mind (ultimate truth), so : we are what we are seeing because every appearance is already our subtle body, our real body. Look at a bird and your are this appearance-bird. Because your are already « this one » (« wich » you are seeing).
    Because everything is our mind, we can see what we want « in a body » : tulku system is the perfect exemple ! Even tulkus don’t remember there previous lifes, we are conviced-sure that they are the new reincarnations of the previous ones. Very nice and very helpful ! Definitely !
    Also, we can create billions of emanations. Because everything is our emanation. So what about :
    « “Oh, one of my emanations is somewhere else and doing something funny.” » ?

    Maybe the next step will be the recognition of the 3 (or for 4) Karmapa… to pacify doubt,
    quarrels and embrittlement of the temporal lineages. It could be very helpful.
    I don’t know about the background of the problem with Sudden.
    Thank you rinpoche.

  9. Lin Mun on Apr 30, 2018 at 10:35 pm

    It is a great news that Dalai Lama recognised China backed Panchen Lama. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article and explaining the reasons for why certain decision and actions were done by Dalai Lama. We normally view the situation on the surface without understanding the origins and background of it. It make sense that Dalai Lama do not recognise the Panchen Lama at first in order for him to get the education and protection from China.

    I hope with the recent change of Dalai Lama, he will also resolve the Dorje Shugden issue soon and bring down the authoritative power of CTA.

  10. graceleong on Apr 30, 2018 at 6:47 pm

    His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama might be thawing the relations between Tibet and China by making the above comments of
    1) the Panchen Lama recognised by him, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima is safe and well; and
    2) the China recognised Panchen Lama, Gyaincain Norbu, is studying under a good teacher, which in other other words makes him a good student of the Dharma
    3) and that it’s possible to have multiple manifestation of the previous reincarnation.

    This will halt the campaign “Missing Panchen Lama” started by the CTA, which was on for more then 2 decades, which painted China very negatively. Lots of funds were also collected by the CTA in the last 2 decades under this campaign …. it will certainly help to see more accountability and transparency on how these funds were being used ……

    Overall it’s a very positive development and I am sure the Dharma world welcomes the idea of more Wisdom beings that will learn and teach Dharma to benefit many. With folded hands. Thank you Rinpoche.

  11. Samfoonheei on Apr 30, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    Time has changed, its indeed a GREAT NEWS from HH Dalai Lama, the recognition of China-backed Panchen Lama . Every body looking forward to more wonderful news and with this recognition of China-backed Panchen Lama we can reassured the relationship between China and Tibet has improved then. So Panchen Lama is still alive and is doing well and will cleared any doubts of what has happen to Panchen Lama all these years since his disappearance years ago. It’s a good move, the next logical move hopefully HH Dalai Lama as wished to be back in Tibet and followed by lifting the ban on Dorje Shugden which is long overdue. May HH Dalai Lama live long and solved the Dorje Shugden controversy which can bring peace , harmony and unity to all around the world.
    Thank you Rinpoche and the writer’s team for this wonderful sharing.

  12. Su Ming on Apr 30, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    First of all, I am really happy that the Dalai Lama spoke about the China Panchen Lama. Indirectly, it was his way at this moment I feel in recognising this Panchen Lama which China has endorsed. Or why even bring him up at all.

    I wonder what will happen if this China Panchen Lama endorsed the new Dalai Lama? After all, it is from the horse’s mouth that this Panchen Lama is authentic by mentioning that high lama can have various emanation. And it is no secret that Panchen Lama is a great practitioner of Dorje Shugden. And the lama’s he often are seen with are great practitioners of Dorje Shugden also.

    I rejoice on this news as I feel, the Tibetans are making their way to make peace with China with this announcements for the sake of their people and preserving the Tibetan culture.

    I do hope this is a start of more good news!

  13. Uncle Eddie on Apr 30, 2018 at 11:08 am

    A great many thanks to Rinpoche for sharing the latest development news of His Holiness, The Dalai Lama’s turned-around stance in the acceptance of the Panchen Lama as the real incarnate. We happily rejoice for such great and happy news which we feel will greatly stabilize and strengthen the relationship between China and Tibet! Its so very kind and of great wisdom of the Dalai Lama to use this China-backed Panchen Lama event as a good teaching-event to teach and enlighten dharma practitioner-students, followers and interested religious followers of such unique religious happenings in Tibetan Buddhism. As mentioned, this China-backed Panchen Lama has a very good teaching implying it will result in a very good learned student! All religious Buddhist practitioners world-wide will be so happy with this stunning announcement by His Holiness, The Dalai Lama, which is expected to settle many doubts, issues, disharmony and problems. Of course, China definitely will be delighted with this announcement, so would the whole religious World. May there be peace, prosperity, and happiness for Tibet and China. Long live His Holiness, The Dalai Lama, His holiness Panchen Lama and our beloved guru, Tsem Tulku Rinpoche too. Om Mani Padme Hum.

  14. Sofi on Apr 30, 2018 at 2:54 am

    It is indeed an interesting change coming from the Dalai Lama in accepting the Panchen Lama as a real incarnate as well. It does seemed that the Dalai Lama is protecting Panchen Lama as during that time anything the Dalai Lama says China would react opposite. So in rejecting this Panchen Lama, the condition was created for China to protect and offer the best for the Panchen Lama. Now that the conditions have changed with China being the top global economy, without the insecurities, the Panchen Lama has a safe environment to practice and teach in. The Dalai Lama no longer needs to protect but to allow the recognition of Panchen Lama be known and accepted by the exiles too. Wish I could see the red faces of those who had so strongly objected to this Panchen Lama. However with this, I think the Dalai Lama will need to return to Tibet, to make peace in order for his future incarnation to be recognised by the Panchen Lama. The future 15th Dalai Lama to be recognised by the Panchen Lama could very well be a Chinese born Dalai Lama. Those in exile need to note this and if they do not accept the Panchen Lama as authentic, then they will be without their Dalai Lama as both Panchen Lamas are in China.

    With the Dalai Lama’s turn around stance on the Panchen Lama, if HH is really protecting the Panchen Lama in his formative years, then one could see the greatness of the Dalai Lama’s mind and his astute strategies that plays out into the future. A sign of an enlightenment mind? As such, would it be that the Dalai Lama had also created the conditions for Dorje Shugden’s beneficial practice to spread throughout all corners of the world? After all, Tibetan Buddhism had spread so rapidly and who better to be the more effective protector than Dorje Shugden who is the emanation of wisdom Buddha Manjusri and so karmically close to us. May the Dalai Lama recant on the Dorje Shugden ban swiftly as by uniting his people, a greater force could work towards achieving his wishes sooner.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this latest development that can only be taken as a rejoice towards more favourable conditions for the harmony of practitioners. Will look forward to seeing the more news of the Dalai Lama’s return to Tibet and the conditions of his return.

  15. Cc on Apr 29, 2018 at 10:18 pm

    🙏🙏🙏
    Indeed great news!!!

    Rejoice!
    This will strengthten the relationship between Tibet and China and may there be peace and harmony among Tibet and China

    May His Holiness Panchen Lama continue great work to benefit sentient beings.

    Hope there will be good news on Dorje Shudgen ban.

  16. Anne Ong on Apr 29, 2018 at 10:11 pm

    I rejoice for such great news! Thank you Rinpoche and blog team for sharing this wonderful news to all of us.🙏 I hope H.H. The Dalai Lama would share another great news to us in the very near future is to lift DS ban 😍 Then we can all Cheers!🌈👍☘️🍹

  17. Pastor Antoinette Kass on Apr 29, 2018 at 4:28 pm

    I rejoice so much for these good news. It is a big relief to know that the Panchen Lama chosen by the Dalai Lama is safe as stated by H.H. the Dalai Lama. Also, to know that the Panchen Lama backed by China is an emanation of the Panchen Lama is, according to the Dalai Lama, such good news. Now, as stated so clearly by the Dalai Lama, the confusion can end and we rejoice in both Panchen Lamas. Also, when I look at the pictures the Panchen Lama backed by China has much similarities with the previous Panchen Lama. It is proof that enlightened beings can manifest according to their choice and our needs to benefit all sentient beings.

    I believe that this will end the baseless accusations on social media against those who speak up for peace and harmony within the Tibetan Community. Many spoke up without knowing the Buddhist background and abilities of enlightened beings. May this also bring an end to the Dorje Shugden conflict, which has been going on now for many years and brought much pain to many.

    Thank you for these great news!

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  18. Chris Chong on Apr 29, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche and Blog Team for this article.

    It is certainly a game changer when His Holiness Dalai Lama said these shocking statements.

    1. The Panchen Lama that he recognised is alive, living a normal life and currently studying under 1 good teacher
    2. There is a possibility of multiple emanations of a Lama and His Holiness gave the example of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo who emanated into 5 emanations one century ago

    From my understanding, what His Holiness in inferring is that the last Panchen Lama might have multiple emanations which means that both the current Panchen Lamas might be real. His Holiness also told us that the Panchen Lama that he recognises and disappeared since the recognition is still alive. He is having a good education from a good teacher and a normal life. This is a stunning news.

    This statement from His Holiness will put a total end to rumours of His Holiness’s Panchen Lama being killed or kidnapped by China. The fight over the 2 Panchen Lamas will end as well because now His Holiness is inferring that both Panchen Lamas are real. All those fights over who is the real Panchen Lama seems to be silly and unnecessary now.

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  19. Adam on Apr 29, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    Breaking news! Well all the people who was saying China-backed Panchen Lama is fake sure look ridiculous now. They attacked all the Tibetans and supporters who respected the China-backed Panchen Lama calling them all types of dirty and foul names in person and on social media. Calling them China stooges and China paid vulgar names for believing in the China-backed Panchen Lama. Now who looks so ridiculous? Now the Dalai Lama says the China-backed Panchen Lama is good and has a good teacher. If he has a good teacher it means he is turning into a good teacher himself. So he is qualified to teach. The end. Dalai Lama says the China-backed Panchen Lama is an emanation of the previous Panchen Lama because high lamas can incarnate back as several lamas at the same time. So the Panchen Lama recognized by the Dalai Lama and the China-backed Panchen Lama are both good and both are incarnations of the previous Panchen Lama. How the tables have turned. Now all the people who criticized China-backed Panchen Lama can keep quiet and remember how ridiculous they look now. Listen to what the Dalai Lama says now as of April 2018 about the China-backed Panchen Rinpoche- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hsyWE-fhZU

    The Panchen Lama recognized by Dalai Lama is alive and well also according to Dalai Lama himself.

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  20. so kin hoe (KISG) on Apr 29, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the wonderful news to all of us. The acknowledgement and recognition of China-backed Panchen Lama with positive comments given by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama is a big step to strengthen the relationship between Tibet and China positively. When all the conflicts within Tibetan Buddhists are being resolved peacefully, may the Buddhadharma continues to grow wider and spread further to benefit more sentient beings. Our world with many living beings need more enlightened spiritual guides to cultivate peace and promote the teaching of kindness, equanimity and all the positive moral values heading towards the realization of world peace. May Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and both His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche live long with stable health. May His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama able to return back to Tibet soonest possible and reunite with all the Tibetans.

    Humbly with folded hands,
    kin hoe

  21. Cindy H on Apr 29, 2018 at 2:30 am

    Finally, a positive resolution to one of the highly charged issues between China and the Tibetans (with a vested interest from the world at large). With such clear clarifications from H.H the 14th Dalai Lama (HHDL) that;

    (i) HHDL’s choice of the Panchen Lama is still very much alive (not killed off) and carrying normal education;
    (ii) multiple incarnations of one mind is possible, common and not unheard of in Tibetan Buddhism (with clear example of the 5 emanations of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo);
    (iii) Gyaincain Norbu, the Chinese-backed Panchen Lama in Tibet has received good Buddhist education and even teachings from a good teacher, implying that, “the Chinese-backed Panchen Lama is a good lama, or will become a good teacher himself in the future; that is, whatever the Chinese-backed Panchen Lama has to say or teach is valid, since he received it from a qualified source”;

    it will definitely put a stop to all negative actions from both sides stemming from this issue – particularly the cessation of criticisms against either Panchen Lamas; the stopping of the persecutions from either side when it comes to believers or supporters of either one of the Panchen Lama; and the ending of this issue as a cause of divisiveness within the Sangha and Tibetan communities. It is truly something to rejoice for as not only will it end the heavy negative karma generated through those actions but it also creates the cause for future harmony and stability within the Tibetan communities.

    Considering the clairvoyant powers of HHDL, who is none other than Chenrezig, logically, scenario 2 is more plausible. After all, beyond just making friends with China, the ramification of HHDL acknowledging the authenticity of Gyaincain Norbu, the Chinese-backed Panchen Lama is huge given that under Tibetan tradition, the Panchen Lama, second only in ranking to the Dalai Lama, plays a vital role in finding the next incarnation of the Dalai Lama. Hence, it is logically not something HHDL takes lightly and would be dealt with care and due diligence.

    Hopefully, such encouragingly positive change is a precursor to the end of the Dorje Shugden illogical ban. Thank you Rinpoche and the blog team for this wonderful sharing.

  22. Sock Wan on Apr 29, 2018 at 1:52 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us this news. It sounds really crazy, at first His Holiness says the Panchen Lama recognised by the Chinese government is not the real McCoy, now he is indirectly saying the Chinese recognised Panchen Lama is not fake by citing the example of a lama who emanated into 5 different individual after he passed away.

    I guess CTA has not really seen the implication of what Dalai Lama has said on the Panchen Lama issue. They were just happy to know that the Dalai Lama recognised Panchen Lama is still alive and is doing well. They probably think it is a good news because their Panchen Lama is still alive and will be able to recognise the reincarnation of Dalai Lama after this one enters into clear light. So who really is the person who ‘imprisoned’ the Dalai Lama recognised Panchen Lama? The Chinese government or maybe the CTA?? Maybe CTA is kidnapping their own Panchen Lama so they have another thing to condemn China, to gain sympathy, to make it into a cause for them to make money?

    Either way, it is a good news to DS practitioners. If Dalai Lama can change his stance on the Panchen Lama, he can one day change his stance on Dorje Shugden too. Sooner or later, CTA will lose its credibility. No one will believe what they say because their statements are also baseless and without logic! Tibetan should open their eyes bigger and see how they are used for someone else’s bank account.

  23. Pastor Lim Han Nee on Apr 28, 2018 at 11:26 pm

    What a wonderful about-turn by H. H. the Dalai Lama to recognize the China-backed 11th Panchen Lama!

    Whatever it may be, with the Dalai Lama’s recent announcements, the present situation is that the 11th China-backed Panchen is now also recognized by the Dalai Lama. Hence there will be no confusion and the Tibetan Leadership cannot use the issue of a false Panchen Lama anymore for whatever ends. The Dalai Lama also praised his education, saying that he has been receiving teachings from a good, qualified teacher. This means whatever he teaches comes from an authentic source. At the same time, the Dharamsala-approved Panchen Lama is safe and well and is receiving a normal education. The Dalai Lama is not worried about his situation.

    To me , it looks like the Dalai Lama had planned and staged the whole “play” to effect the appointment (by China)of the mind emanation as the 11th Panchen Lama.

    Accepting and endorsing the China-backed Panchen Lama signifies that the next logical move the Dalai Lama is likely to make (and may this be the case) is to remove the ban on Dorje Shugden to bring greater stability and unity to the Tibetan community, so divided by the conflict over the Dorje Shugden controversy. This move will be in line with China’s new policy of officially recognizing Dorje Shugden for peace and stability and prohibiting any creation of conflict over the Shugden issue.

    May all be well for the Dalai Lama to fullfil his dream to return home to Tibet soon .

  24. Joy Kam on Apr 28, 2018 at 9:52 pm

    Finally, all those who have been worried, protesting and demanding to know where is the Panchen Lama can now be at peace! Yes, it is true what His Holiness said that highly attained Lamas can emanate into many different beings simultaneously. Hence, His Holiness has indicated that the China-backed Panchen Lama and the one He recognised could both be of the same mind, though one will be the main one to sit on the throne. This is not uncommon as the previous Panchen Lama also had two emanations. On top of that His Holiness also mentioned there could be many more, who knows?! Well, this clears a lot of things up about the mystery behind the China-backed Panchen Lama.

    For His Holiness to suddenly say this, at this very pivotal time, is indeed very skilfull of His Holiness and I truly hope this will help build some kind of friendship with China, so that His Holiness’s wishes will come true, which is for Him to return to Tibet, China. He has been recently repeating His wish to return and that it was good for Tibet to remain with China, recognising it’s growth and development.

    All who keep criticising and protesting against China should really stop if they respect, care and love His Holiness and really wishes him well. May His Holiness live long and from this one good news, may there be more such as the Dorje Shugden issue which can bring peace and unity to all Tibetans and Buddhist around the world. That would be so wonderful! Thank you Rinpoche for this brilliant news! 🙏🙏🙏

  25. Wai Meng Wan on Apr 28, 2018 at 9:49 pm

    What a major turnaround in events, such a scenario was unthinkable as late as last year. Still with all the collaboration and meeting between India and China, it is indeed a very good move for the Dalai Lama to tell it as it is. Hope this move by the Dalai Lama by extending an olive branch will be well taken by the Dalai Lama, and may the Dalai Lama get his wish to return back to Tibet.

    I agree very much with this article, Tibetans needs to be much more united, and not divided over so many issues for such a small population of people. May the Panchen lamas continue their great work to benefit sentient beings.

  26. Jacinta Goh on Apr 28, 2018 at 9:44 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    By this statement, I can see the greater possibility of H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama returning back to Tibet, to His seat in Potala Palace and the possible harmony between Tibet and China. Just like the recent breakthrough news of the unification between South Korea and North Korea after decades long of Korean War. By naming the China-backed Panchen Lama as the official one, not only China will be happy but it gives hope to those Tibetan refugees a chance to go back to their homeland and be reunited with their long lost family members and friend. Why the Tibetan have to be refugees when in fact they have their homeland back in Tibet? And which seems possible now since H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama has been lenient in His speech lately( with facts and logic). Besides this, in future, there will be less conflict in the recognition of future candidate of H.H. DalaiLama too. To me, it’s a win-win situation for both, never mind religion and reincarnation. After all, Buddha’s and Bodhisattvas will always look for ways to benefit more sentient beings.

    Thank you Tinpoche for sharing this news.

    • Jacinta Goh on Apr 28, 2018 at 10:02 pm

      With much regret *it’s Rinpoche 🙏

  27. Tsem Rinpoche on Apr 28, 2018 at 3:11 pm

    It is so kind of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to recognize the China-backed Panchen Lama as an emanation of the previous Panchen Lama. This is such a stunning and remarkable statement and change of events! Dalai Lama also mentions that the China-backed Panchen Lama has a very good teacher implying it will result in a very good learned student. China-backed Panchen Lama is very learned.

    This recognition by His Holiness the Dalai Lama of the China-backed Panchen Lama will settle many doubts, issues, disharmony and problems. It is very kind of Dalai Lama to do this. A few years back Dorje Shugden oracle already told me personally the China-backed Panchen Lama is a real Panchen Rinpoche and there should be no doubts. Now it has come out true with the confirmation of Dalai Lama. I rejoice in having both Panchen Rinpoches. One will occupy Panchen Rinpoche’s seat (throne) as stated by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the other one will work to benefit others.

    The Panchen Rinpoche Gendun Chokyi Nyima recognized by the Dalai Lama is alive and well according to Dalai Lama himself which is wonderful news. Dalai Lama said very reliable sources informed him of this. Now the many activists around the world who have campaigned for Panchen Lama Gedun Chokyi Nyima for news of him can relax and not worry about the Panchen Rinpoche Gendun Chokyi Nyima any more. He is alive and well.

    China will be happy with this stunning announcement of Panchen Rinpoche by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and let’s hope China allows Dalai Lama to visit Tibet/China. Dalai Lama has mentioned many times recently he wishes to visit. Dalai Lama also wishes to not only visit but return to Tibet and live there with the Chinese and his people.

    I have said many times that the Tibetan leadership must make friends with China in order to accomplish the peace and prosperity of all Tibetans. Now it is finally happening. As India gets to be friendlier with China, it is important His Holiness the Dalai Lama makes great efforts to befriend China. Tibetans around the world must support His Holiness’s wishes by not berating China and also extending a friendly hand to China. We must make friends with China during the lifetime of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in order to fulfill his wishes.

    Long live His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Long live His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche (both). May there be peace and prosperity for Tibet and China and the world.

    Tsem Rinpoche

    panchen

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  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 17. 2018 02:48 PM
    Voodoo is an Afro-Caribbean religion where by their practices revolve around specific beliefs and a pantheon of Gods and Goddesses. These African Voodoo practice has been going on for many hundreds of years. It was once misunderstood. Some claimed as witchcraft but they are not and it is still practiced today. It was declared as a true religion where everyone can practices freely and worship as they like without discrimination.
    Because of the Tibetan Leadership (CTA) political agenda and due to the differences from their own belief, they instituted the ban against Dorje Shugden practitioners. At this century everyone should given the freedom to choose what they believes and what to practise without discrimination.
    Is heart breaking to read articles on the CTA’s official website of the ban which has indeed cause disharmony among the Tibetan communities. The Tibetan Leadership at one side said that everyone can have the freedom to practise but at one end they are against it. They are not truly democratic at all. Dorje Shugden practice is banned by the Tibetan leadership while the Voodoo was banned by European colonisers previously. As times goes by the authority accepted the voodoo practice. The CTA should followed the example of what actually a democratic country like by lifting the ban so as people can practice freely to what they want .
    Its wonderful to know of the Voodoo’s practice from the videos.
    May HH Dalai Lama please lift the ban soon to create a peaceful and harmonious communities .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/voodoo-and-the-tibetan-leadership.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 17. 2018 02:47 PM
    Great post for many to have a better understanding of our own Malaysian land…..state of Kedah. Many of us are not aware of the beauty of Kedah. I have been twice there yet still could not cover all corners as it is a vast State. Yes ..its definitely a place to visit this ‘ Rice bowl of Malaysia’ which was sometimes called. Visited the mainland and Langkawi Island which has plenty to offer to locals as well as foreigner. The many places of interests are fantastic which has a historical stories and legends behind it. I have visited those common places like … Paddy Museum, Pulau Payar Marine Park, Tasik Dayang Bunting , Mahsuri’s Tomb and so forth to name a few.
    Visitors to Kedah must try their delicacies which are different from those other states of Malaysia.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Sharon Ong for this sharing .

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/wonderful-kedah-malaysia.html
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Tuesday, Jul 17. 2018 12:38 AM
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    Here –> http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/free-downloads-texts

    There are texts from General Buddhism to Buddhist Philosophy, Tantra and more, suitable for everyone from the beginner spiritual seeker to the advanced practitioner.

    Do come back regularly as we will be adding more texts.
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Monday, Jul 16. 2018 09:47 PM
    Tsem Rinpoche’s private quarters has such a beautiful shrine for you to view and be blessed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPAfpMoN2bA
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Monday, Jul 16. 2018 09:18 PM
    Sacred Guru Rinpoche thangka w/ Mother Green Tara on his left & World Peace Protector Dorje Shugden on his right- https://bit.ly/2uqdg7f
  • Lin Mun
    Monday, Jul 16. 2018 09:04 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for these useful tips when we engage in a retreat. I think it is very important to set the highest motivation before engaging in a retreat and then focus on it during the retreat. We are really very fortunate to have all the guidance from Rinpoche and pastors and comfortable venue to do retreat here in Kechara. Appreciate Rinpoche’s kindness.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/5-practical-tips-for-a-spiritual-retreat.html
  • Lin Mun
    Monday, Jul 16. 2018 08:40 PM
    Retreat is indeed a great way to breakaway from our busy schedule to seek for a calm and peaceful mind. Not only that, it is a great way to connect with the Buddha for a few days without any disturbance, just us and Buddha. We are all very fortunate that Rinpoche created Kechara Forest Retreat where we have a conducive environment for retreat. Thank you Rinpoche for your kindness.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/6-signs-you-need-a-retreat-pronto.html
  • Lin Mun
    Sunday, Jul 15. 2018 10:27 PM
    A wonderful news to see Megnath sharing Dorje Shugden practise to his family, friends, students and Nepal’s community. So glad that the powerful practise of Dorje Shugden can be spread to so many places. With the 2 chapels in Nepal, I am sure more people will learn and engage in the practise. Thank you Rinpoche for your kindness in sharing Dorje Shugden and created so many methods and opportunities for all to know him.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/dorje-shugden-arrives-in-nepali-school.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Jul 15. 2018 08:27 AM
    It is fascinating to read about the tradition and practice in Sikkim at the time when Lamaist countries were deemed as mysterious and out of reach. Through the writing of Waddell, it came to light that the enlightened Dharmapala, Dorje Shugden was revered by the Nyingma lineage in Sikkim as the protector was placed in a prominent position within the Pemayantse Monastery. Pemayangtse Monastery stood as one of the most prominent monasteries in Sikkim and it was tied to Mindrolling Monastery in Tibet. It was also the seat of Lhatsun Namkha Jigme, a great master of the Nyingma tradition, who through “his mastery of Riwo Sangcho, established and consolidated the Buddhist teachings in Sikkim.” Given the Given Waddell’s proficiency of the Tibetan language and culture, but perhaps not with the religion and its pantheon of deities, Dorje Shugden remained undisputed as a deity venerated by the people of Sikkim at that time. Thank you for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugden-in-nyingma-pemayangtse-monastery-sikkim.html
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Saturday, Jul 14. 2018 08:12 PM
    I am not letting go, so don’t drag me yelps Gizmo! https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=31&v=a70X2ql5Lys
  • Stella Cheang
    Saturday, Jul 14. 2018 01:43 PM
    Through out human history, villains and unkind beings are allowed to hold office and make significant decision that caused damages, to not just one but many people. For example He Shen during Qianlong Emperor’s time in Qing Dynasty, or Judas Iscariot during Jesus Christ’s time. It is frustrating to learn in hindsight that, for certain particular reasons, circumstantial or purely out of the leader’s selfish motivations, these villains to reign and damage. Shameful and disgusting.

    Back to Depa Norbu, as a person, he is unkind, certainly not spiritual. He is self-serving and unscrupulous. He was given power and ascent to the position of Regent, then he flipped and joined the rebellious against Gelug tradition. Why would the crimes of such a person being covered up? The worst of all, he murdered a highly attained lama who arose as an enlightened protector of the lineage and teachings? Something is seriously amiss!

    Logically, the Tibetan leaders should have drawn a clear line with Depa Norbu and charged him with all the crimes he have done, including the murder of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen. It may seem unfair to charge a person centuries after he is dead, but it should not be new to the Tibetan leadership. They are capable for ascribing wrongs to the dead anyway, i.e. alleging TDG for making a bad prayer when he died and arose as an evil spirit, Dorje Shugden.

    The Tibetan leadership should use this unscrupulous tactic now, for the sake of unifying the people as well as undoing the wrong of accusing a highly attained lama (Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen) and reinstating Dorje Shugden. It is really too bad that the Dalai Lama, the King of Tibetan Buddhism and his peers were (still is?) surrounded by people the like of Depa Norbu.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/external-articles/murder-in-drepung-monastery-depa-norbu.html
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Saturday, Jul 14. 2018 03:18 AM
    The 3rd Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche points out clearly the murderer of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen- Read Here – https://bit.ly/2uyhkBt
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Saturday, Jul 14. 2018 03:06 AM
    Murder in Drepung Monastery: Depa Norbu- Read here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=162787
  • Alice Tay
    Friday, Jul 13. 2018 09:11 PM
    This post brought me back to my days in the university’s time. During 3 years studied in Kedah, I have tried all the foods as stated in the post except fried porridge. At that time, most of my friends are Malays (born in Kedah) and therefore the Buddhism temples such as Buddhist Hermitage Lunas, Wat Kalai etc. are not in our list for visit.

    Thank you Rinpoche and Sharon sharing this interesting post of Kedah. Hope I get the chance to visit Kedah again especially Wat Kalai that built more than 200 years ago by Prak Nikcrodthamadtada.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/wonderful-kedah-malaysia.html
  • Lin Mun
    Friday, Jul 13. 2018 08:59 PM
    It’s alarming reading this article. Year 2030 is very near and if we don’t do much to help the earth and our environment, we will very soon exhaust our natural resource. We are facing with so much deficiency such as clean water, air, trees and our whole ecosystem are affected. We should create awareness and start taking action to help our mother earth instead of looking for another earth. It is with the right mindset that we can sustain our earth.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/time-to-find-a-second-earth-wwf-says.html

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Me and peek-a-boo Oser who is pretending to be a rabbit. LOL Tsem Rinpoche
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Tsem Rinpoche's private quarters has such a beautiful shrine for you to view and be blessed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPAfpMoN2bA
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Sacred Guru Rinpoche thangka w/ Mother Green Tara on his left & World Peace Protector Dorje Shugden on his right- https://bit.ly/2uqdg7f
The 3rd Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche points out clearly the murderer of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen- Read Here -  https://bit.ly/2uyhkBt
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The 3rd Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche points out clearly the murderer of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen- Read Here - https://bit.ly/2uyhkBt
Murder in Drepung Monastery: Depa Norbu- Read here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=162787
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Murder in Drepung Monastery: Depa Norbu- Read here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=162787
Dorje Shugden Arrives in a Nepali School | नेपाली विद्यालयमा दोर्जे शुग्देनको प्रवेश।- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=164978
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Dorje Shugden Arrives in a Nepali School | नेपाली विद्यालयमा दोर्जे शुग्देनको प्रवेश।- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=164978
My doggies are super cute. He is Dharma boy in grey and she is Oser girl in the white. They looked like little stuffed toys. I love them very much.
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My doggies are super cute. He is Dharma boy in grey and she is Oser girl in the white. They looked like little stuffed toys. I love them very much.
My doggies are super cute. He is Dharma boy in grey and she is Oser girl in the white. They looked like little stuffed toys.
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My doggies are super cute. He is Dharma boy in grey and she is Oser girl in the white. They looked like little stuffed toys.
Four Sacred Sites of Vajra Yogini in Nepal- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=164215

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

Right. Is His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche visiting this temple in New Jersey. It was at this time His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche conferred the Dorje Shugden sogtae (\'initiation\') on Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Tharchin along with two other students.~Tsem Rinpoche
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Left is His Eminence Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Tharchin lak of Sera Mey Monastery. He was residing in our Rashi Gempil Ling Kalmuck temple in Howell, New Jersey since 1971. I arrived in Howell in 1972 and had the fortune to take refuge with this master and receive innumerable teachings for 8 years. I lived 10 minutes away due to my good fortune. He is my first teacher. He is a direct student of H.H. Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche Dechen Nyingpo the Great as well as Their Holinesses Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. Right. Is His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche visiting this temple in New Jersey. It was at this time His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche conferred the Dorje Shugden sogtae ('initiation') on Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Tharchin along with two other students.~Tsem Rinpoche
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Another cute attack short video of my doggies you must see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMUWYvWk3no&feature=youtu.be
I first saw this \'red\' illustration of Vajra Yogini back in Howell, New Jersey when I was around 14 years old. It is one of my favorite depictions of this Buddha Dakini. Tsem Rinpoche
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I first saw this 'red' illustration of Vajra Yogini back in Howell, New Jersey when I was around 14 years old. It is one of my favorite depictions of this Buddha Dakini. Tsem Rinpoche
Sacred old Vajra Yogini small hand painting called a \'tsakaley\'.
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Sacred old Vajra Yogini small hand painting called a 'tsakaley'.
Offerings are made daily to the enlightened awakened beings on my shrine. Today we offered many fresh and clean fruits. May all be blessed by finding the path to enlightenment and gaining attainments. Tsem Rinpoche

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

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

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

Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
You may have heard of singing in the rain, but how about chanting in the rain? A group of Kecharians went on sacred pilgrimage in Kechara Forest Retreat itself yesterday. We all know we don't have to travel far for pilgrimage because we have Kechara Forest Retreat with so many blessed images and relics. Please see what I mean: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3439KaJsBA Tsem Rinpoche
Stunning \'nathang\' thangka of Ekazati, Dorje Drolod and Dorje Shugden together.
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Stunning 'nathang' thangka of Ekazati, Dorje Drolod and Dorje Shugden together.
Sacred Vajra Yogini made in Qing dynasty Between 1644-1911). It is housed in Sichuan Museum, Chengdu. Just to gaze at Her holy form is to realize there is a different place we can go to that has no suffering. She is the doorway and all we have to do is leave our projections and enter. May all ascend to Kechara Paradise. Namo guru Vajra Yogini lah Chak Tsel Lo! Tsem Rinpoche
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Sacred Vajra Yogini made in Qing dynasty Between 1644-1911). It is housed in Sichuan Museum, Chengdu. Just to gaze at Her holy form is to realize there is a different place we can go to that has no suffering. She is the doorway and all we have to do is leave our projections and enter. May all ascend to Kechara Paradise. Namo guru Vajra Yogini lah Chak Tsel Lo! Tsem Rinpoche
Rumi: Legendary Sufi Poet whose mystical works transcend space and time. It\'s beneficial to enhance our knowledge of other traditions & cultures: https://bit.ly/2lh9cRO
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Rumi: Legendary Sufi Poet whose mystical works transcend space and time. It's beneficial to enhance our knowledge of other traditions & cultures: https://bit.ly/2lh9cRO
His Holiness Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, Kyabe Zong Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Monastery doing puja.
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His Holiness Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, Kyabe Zong Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Monastery doing puja.
Old Tsui Marpo thangka with his other 6 brothers. So it\'s the 7 blazing Tsen brothers. Beautiful.
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Old Tsui Marpo thangka with his other 6 brothers. So it's the 7 blazing Tsen brothers. Beautiful.
Protector Tsui Marpo in Danji Ling in Lhasa. Striking image.
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Protector Tsui Marpo in Danji Ling in Lhasa. Striking image.
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    Tsem Rinpoche’s personal shrine. May everyone who view the shrine be blessed and have peace.
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    Very powerful and heartwarming short video about love. A must watch and a must share. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Megnath is such a devotee of Bhagawan Dorje Shugden where he brought this protector to many people. Must watch this short video of him with the school kids. Lovely. Tsem Rinpoche
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    My super adorable Oser girl Schnauzer reaching for a carrot on a chair. Her face looks like a stuffed animal toy. Tsem Rinpoche
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    This is the shrine next to my working table where I sit daily. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Who is that?? Wow Wow
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    Nothing Stops Me from Getting the Snack!
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    I must get the snack!
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    I love this green snack munch munch munch
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    ‘Ahm-ahm’ video part 3: Starring the two silly doggie clowns doing jumps for carrot tidbits. Teehee
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    ‘Ahm-ahm’ video part 2: Starring the mega monsters Oser and Dharma. Teehee
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    ‘Ahm-ahm’ video part 1: Guess what are the two monsters looking for??? Teehee…cute
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    A Dorje Shugden puja was performed by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s students in Wisdom Hall at Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR). KFR’s land is extremely blessed and energised, all beings who enter the land will be blessed.
  • A Dorje Shugden puja was performed by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s students in Wisdom Hall at Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR). KFR’s land is extremely blessed and energised, all beings who enter the land will be blessed.
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    A Dorje Shugden puja was performed by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s students in Wisdom Hall at Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR). KFR’s land is extremely blessed and energised, all beings who enter the land will be blessed.
  • A Dorje Shugden puja was performed by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s students in Wisdom Hall at Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR). KFR’s land is extremely blessed and energised, all beings who enter the land will be blessed.
    3 weeks ago
    A Dorje Shugden puja was performed by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s students in Wisdom Hall at Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR). KFR’s land is extremely blessed and energised, all beings who enter the land will be blessed.
  • A Dorje Shugden puja was performed by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s students in Wisdom Hall at Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR). KFR’s land is extremely blessed and energised, all beings who enter the land will be blessed.
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    A Dorje Shugden puja was performed by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s students in Wisdom Hall at Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR). KFR’s land is extremely blessed and energised, all beings who enter the land will be blessed.
  • Bigfoot Sign Arrives in Betong
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    Bigfoot Sign Arrives in Betong
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    Visiting senior citizen homes who happily receive Dorje Shugden’s blessings.
  • Visiting a senior citizens home and sharing Dorje Shugden with them.
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    Visiting a senior citizens home and sharing Dorje Shugden with them.
  • Megnath outside the Chabahil Dorje Shugden Chapel in Kathmandu passing out Dorje Shugden brochures and booklets to the local people.
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    Megnath outside the Chabahil Dorje Shugden Chapel in Kathmandu passing out Dorje Shugden brochures and booklets to the local people.
  • Megnath walking around the Bodha stupa in Kathmandu and his uncle holding image of Dorje Shugden as he was just gifted with it.
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    Megnath walking around the Bodha stupa in Kathmandu and his uncle holding image of Dorje Shugden as he was just gifted with it.
  • Oser and Dharma vying for a snack! Cute
    1 month ago
    Oser and Dharma vying for a snack! Cute
  • A devotional song by Mary Fewel Tulin from the Radhasoami of Baba Sawan Singh. In it she praises the guru’s ability to evoke love and compassion within a practitioners heart.
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    A devotional song by Mary Fewel Tulin from the Radhasoami of Baba Sawan Singh. In it she praises the guru’s ability to evoke love and compassion within a practitioners heart.
  • Another devotional song in the Radhasoami tradition of Baba Sawan Singh. In this song she sings about the qualities of the guru.
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    Another devotional song in the Radhasoami tradition of Baba Sawan Singh. In this song she sings about the qualities of the guru.
  • On June 1, 2018, His Holiness the 10st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal starting giving teachings on Vajra Yogini in France.
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    On June 1, 2018, His Holiness the 10st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal starting giving teachings on Vajra Yogini in France.
  • His Holiness the 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal Rinpoche at 91 years old is healthy and very strong. We are blessed to see him. Tsem Rinpoche
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    His Holiness the 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal Rinpoche at 91 years old is healthy and very strong. We are blessed to see him. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Monthly Dorje Shugden Puja Performed at Nagu Monastery, Dechen, Yunnan, China for Tsem Rinpoche
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    Monthly Dorje Shugden Puja Performed at Nagu Monastery, Dechen, Yunnan, China for Tsem Rinpoche
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    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche with his student Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Shartse Monastery was one of the teachers of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Here in this beautiful video is Geshe Kelsang Gyatso showing his centre to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, then proceeding to sit down to receive teachings. For more information, please go to http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/category/kyabje-zong-rinpoche
  • Super neat footage of Patty the Bigfoot!
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    Super neat footage of Patty the Bigfoot!
    In 1967, Bob Gimlin and Roger Patterson stumbled across an incredible sight whilst out in Bluff Creek, in the California wilderness. At a creek which had been freshly washed-out by recent floods, they witnessed a female Bigfoot swiftly traverse the rugged landscape. Since their filmed encounter with the Bigfoot, who has since been nicknamed Patty, many have disputed the authenticity of their recording but no one has been able to successfully prove that it is a fake. Credits for this video goes to entirely to windvale for the original footage.
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    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
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    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
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    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
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    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
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    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
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    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
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    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
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    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
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    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
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    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
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    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
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    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
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A wonderful Monday to have 2 young teenagers, Su Lin and Kieren together with Polly, Say Fong and Lisa Tan serving lunch to our clients. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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A wonderful Monday to have 2 young teenagers, Su Lin and Kieren together with Polly, Say Fong and Lisa Tan serving lunch to our clients. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Self-defense class held by KSDS in Kechara House. Alice Tay, KSDS
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Self-defense class held by KSDS in Kechara House. Alice Tay, KSDS
Every kids will be given opportunity to lead the class to do prostrations. Alice Tay, KSDS
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Every kids will be given opportunity to lead the class to do prostrations. Alice Tay, KSDS
You Qian is a smart and loving kindess boy made donation for animal liberation. Alice Tay, KSDS
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You Qian is a smart and loving kindess boy made donation for animal liberation. Alice Tay, KSDS
The birds would be released after the prayers and mantra recitation. Alice Tay, KSDS
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The birds would be released after the prayers and mantra recitation. Alice Tay, KSDS
Pastor Han Nee led KSDS students, parents and others for animal liberation in Kechara House. Alice Tay, KSDS
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Pastor Han Nee led KSDS students, parents and others for animal liberation in Kechara House. Alice Tay, KSDS
Lets see who is the lucky person to received Dorje Shugden from Kuala Lumpur Chinatown. Louise
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Lets see who is the lucky person to received Dorje Shugden from Kuala Lumpur Chinatown. Louise
Dorje Shugden stall sending hope and blessing to everyone daily. Louise
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Dorje Shugden stall sending hope and blessing to everyone daily. Louise
Children volunteering in Kechara Soup Kitchen. A great way to spend the weekend. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children volunteering in Kechara Soup Kitchen. A great way to spend the weekend. Lin Mun KSDS
Lovely kids, learning to chant at very young age. Lin Mun KSDS
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Lovely kids, learning to chant at very young age. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - KSDS Graduation, volunteers are doing make up for children. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - KSDS Graduation, volunteers are doing make up for children. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - Grand Dorje Shugden Puja, homemade soap all the way from Kuantan. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - Grand Dorje Shugden Puja, homemade soap all the way from Kuantan. Lin Mun KSDS
Royden feeding a deer during the Farm in The City outing. Lin Mun KSDS
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Royden feeding a deer during the Farm in The City outing. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - Colouring contest during Grand Dorje Shugden Puja 2017. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - Colouring contest during Grand Dorje Shugden Puja 2017. Lin Mun KSDS
Thanks to recommendation by Mr Andrew Yap, we brought 2 young clients to a job interview at an upscale hotel in #KualaLumpur. Hopefully they will succeed in their interview and live a stable life soon. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thanks to recommendation by Mr Andrew Yap, we brought 2 young clients to a job interview at an upscale hotel in #KualaLumpur. Hopefully they will succeed in their interview and live a stable life soon. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Prayer and dedication ~ Monthly Bird Liberation by Kechara Penang Study Group. ~ Jacinta
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Prayer and dedication ~ Monthly Bird Liberation by Kechara Penang Study Group. ~ Jacinta
Monthly Bird Liberation ~ Kechara Penang Study Group , Jacinta
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Monthly Bird Liberation ~ Kechara Penang Study Group , Jacinta
Dharma Sharing about H.E. the 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche’s biography led by Bro Soon Huat~ Kechara Penang Study Group, Jacinta
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Dharma Sharing about H.E. the 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche’s biography led by Bro Soon Huat~ Kechara Penang Study Group, Jacinta
More than 200kg of surplus were saved and distributed to the needy families in Jalan Sungai. If not for the food rescue heroes, all these would have ended up in landfills. Thank you to Tesco and all volunteers for making this possible !!! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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More than 200kg of surplus were saved and distributed to the needy families in Jalan Sungai. If not for the food rescue heroes, all these would have ended up in landfills. Thank you to Tesco and all volunteers for making this possible !!! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Big thanks to Billy Hew for the generosity. Winter melon tea drinks arrive just in time for our street friends as the weather has been muggy and unpredictable lately! We also share the joy with our charity partners. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Big thanks to Billy Hew for the generosity. Winter melon tea drinks arrive just in time for our street friends as the weather has been muggy and unpredictable lately! We also share the joy with our charity partners. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Jenny, Eunice and Nurul Anisa were such a great help to our kitchen today. Apart from serving in the kitchen, they also helped to prepare materials to be used for the needy families' skills training project. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Jenny, Eunice and Nurul Anisa were such a great help to our kitchen today. Apart from serving in the kitchen, they also helped to prepare materials to be used for the needy families' skills training project. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Happy Wefie customer in our stall ! Everyone love Dorje Shugden ! Louise Lee
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Happy Wefie customer in our stall ! Everyone love Dorje Shugden ! Louise Lee
Dharma sister Wong Li Yen come to volunteer in our stall in Kuala Lumpur Chinatown during saturday. So kind to spare time to help in the hot sun! Love you. Louise
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Dharma sister Wong Li Yen come to volunteer in our stall in Kuala Lumpur Chinatown during saturday. So kind to spare time to help in the hot sun! Love you. Louise
Daily everyone receive precious gift from our stall in Kuala Lumpur Chinatown. Louise
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Daily everyone receive precious gift from our stall in Kuala Lumpur Chinatown. Louise
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So glad to have children engaging in dharma practise at a young age. Lin Mun KSDS
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