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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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

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  • Stella Cheang
    Thursday, May 24. 2018 09:52 PM
    The article about Walter Evans-Wentz is an interesting read. His greatest work, the Tibetan Book of the Dead, which he collaborated with Lama Kazi Dawa Samdup, had been an acclaimed publication and important book on Tibetan Buddhism in the west for decades. The Tibetan Book of the Dead is based on the sacred text called Bardo Thodol, a teaching given Padmasambhava and written down by his Tibetan consort and student, Yeshe Tsogyal. The text is “meant to be a guide for the deceased person to navigate through the experiences of the consciousness in the bardo, or the intermediate state between death and the next rebirth. This text also includes chapters on the death process and a ritual to be performed just before death and after it has taken place.” It is a pity that the translation of this important book from Tibetan to English capped by Walter’s limited understanding of the concept and influenced by his prior knowledge in Theosophy and other metaphysical schools. Thank you for this sharing, Pastor David.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/walter-evans-wentz-american-pioneer-scholar-on-tibetan-buddhism.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, May 24. 2018 12:46 PM
    The freedom to choose a religion without interference from one another. We have our rights to choose what we like to pray and beliefs. All religions, cultures, and beliefs deserve the same amount of respect, even if they are different from your own. All teachings must have a lineage, once we understand and have accepted it we go all the way. May the Dorje Shugden controversy be resolved soon.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this clear insight article and those beautiful and rare pictures of great Masters.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/i-pray-to-what-i-want-to.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, May 24. 2018 12:44 PM
    Buddhism teaches us love, compassion ,tolerance, forgiveness , and so forth. Once we have choose our guru, then we should go all the way out on the spiritual side.. We should not criticise or make negative comments if we decided not to follow a Guru. What ever ,happen never ,never ever bad mouth one another , just let go and let it be. Its always a case how much or great we do ,there is always people saying some thing when they are not satisfied but when we are spiritual we will think twice .As it stated clearly in Fifty Verses Of Guru Devotion, no matter how much we practice, study and meditate we will gain no attainments without purifying our karma.
    We are fortunate to have met our Guru H.E the 25th Tsem Rinpoche and guiding us and learning the Dharma teachings .
    May Rinpoche live long ,good health and continue turning the Dharma wheel to benefit all sentient beings.
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/are-you-secular-or-spiritual.html

  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 23. 2018 08:13 PM
    Dorje Shugden been practiced for 300 years by many great masters not until the ban instituted by the Tibetan Leadership (CTA.) Only now ,suddenly that Dorje Shugden is negative, harmful and will hurt HH Dalai Lama. Ridiculous ….to say that for four hundred years so many great lamas and practitioners were wrong in their practice. If Dalai Lama says all his Gurus were wrong, what make Dalai Lama right? HH Dalai Lama, has previously practiced Dorje Shugden and even wrote a praise to Dorje Shugden. How can it possible Dorje Shugden could have harmed him.
    Our Guru Rinpoche has this practice bestowed by his root guru who practiced for his whole life. The ban of Dorje Shugden is illogical and should be lifted for the harmonious o the people. The Tibetan Leadership (CTA) has instituted this ban against Dorje Shugden for the last 20 years. Many families are torn apart and lamas ,monks and practitioners had to break away from their monasteries. Many has suffered discrimination and segregation due to that. The Tibetan leaders should have a peaceful dialogue to resolve this issue once for all. May HH Dalai Lama please lift the ban.
    Thanks Rinpoche and Pastor David Lai for such an informative article for us to understand more on Dorje Shugden’s ban.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/our-lama-vs-the-dalai-lama-the-underlying-reasons-for-the-ban.html
  • Lin Mun
    Tuesday, May 22. 2018 10:02 PM
    Every human is unique in their own way. It’s an interesting article to learn about human behaviour and how our mind function. Psychopath is apparently inherent brain. If so I wonder can drugs help them? While psychopath can be good or evil then how can we help those who are evil? I believe we some how we inherited certain behaviour from our previous imprint and therefore portraying it in this life. I guess it about understanding ourselves better, accept and keep transforming to be better.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/why-some-dont-think-of-the-long-term-damage.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Tuesday, May 22. 2018 09:37 PM

    Li Gotami is an extraordinary woman with incredible talents. She documented Tibet and Buddhism at the time and space where it remained out of reach to the world at large. Her work left us with valuable books, art and photographs. It was the same period of time when acclaimed contributors to Tibetan Buddhism, like Lama Anagarika, Walter Evans-Went, John Blofeld actively unveiled Tibet from a religion and cultural perspective. Thank you for this informative sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/li-gotami-the-woman-who-dedicated-her-life-to-the-arts.html#comments
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, May 22. 2018 06:52 PM
    Is very heart breaking to read about the way the practitioners been treated and sufferings felt by the Tibetan people who lack religious freedom to practise how and what they want. The unfairness, discrimination and so forth since the ban on Dorje Shugden instituted by the Tibetan Leadership (CTA). Despite there is enough evidence showing that there is a ban on Dorje Shugden practice yet many supporters of the Tibetan leadership continue to insist that there is no ban. If there is no ban, why is H.H Dalai Lama imposing rules on Dorje Shugden’s practitioners. Dorje Shugden practitioners are denied medical care, education, services, employment and so forth. Its really sad, they have suffered for too many years, the ban should end for the better furture.
    May H.H. the Dalai Lama please lift the ban on Dorje Shugden.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/the-dalai-lama-speaks-clearly-about-the-dorje-shugden-ban.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, May 22. 2018 06:51 PM
    Interesting description of a great Master……….Lama Yeshe by his student Champa Legshe. Lama Yeshe received the teachings of both sutra and tantra from a long line of erudite masters such as Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, Kyabje Ling Rinpoche to name a few. Through his establishment of Kopan Monastery, in Kathmandu, he started spreading Buddhism among the westerners. Described by his student as humble, down to earth caring and loving teacher, friendly and many goodness of a highly respected attained Lama for his different approach and modern interpretation of Buddhism. From what I understand after reading Champa Legshe description , Lama Yeshe is definitely a great teacher . And Rinpoche has all the qualities and characteristics as Lama Yeshe … caring, loving, jovial, good- humoured, way of teaching Dharma to his students.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/lama-yeshe-the-great-mahasiddha.html
  • Lin Mun
    Monday, May 21. 2018 10:12 PM
    The ban on Dorje Shugden practitioners are so apparent in those places. And how can the CTA said there is no ban and discrimination? They are creating so much fear among the people which we can clearly see in the videos. Question is being a committed government, they should take care of the welfare of everyone regardless of their belief, race and colours. There should be no discrimination and segregation among the communities. I hope the ban will be lifted and the people in “Little Tibet” can regain their basic human rights that is freedom of religion very soon.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/they-said-no.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, May 21. 2018 01:48 PM
    Great news for Tibet befriending China. Time has changed and finally the Tibetans leadership has made the right choice to amend ties between the two countries. China has transformed itself becoming the largest economy in the world in no time. The world economy is rapidly changing, China’s economy will become more significant and will surpass America soon. Many countries in the world is making friend with China. With this meeting Tibet and China’s friendship in long term will benefits both sides. In time may HH Dalai Lama have dialogue with China to solved the controversy on the Dorje Shugden ban for the benefits of the people . Dorje Shugden has nothing to do with China. Because of the Tibetan Leadership political agenda, many has suffered and divided. Its more than a year since the workshops ,nothing has improved. Do hope both countries friendship will continue to pave way for more meetings. May HH Dalai Lama then solve the long controversy.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/the-importance-of-tibet-befriending-china.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, May 21. 2018 01:46 PM
    Even though it’s a old post, which I came across , still it’s a wonderful moment many had invited home this beautiful Setrap statues. Dharmapala Setrap is the enmanation of buddha Amithaba and highly enlightened beings. For 600 years hundreds of thousands of great masters, lamas and practitioners have since relied on Setrap as their principle protector. Rejoice to those who have invited one as family protector.
    Thank you Rinpoche for bringing this Powerful Dharmapala Setrap to Malaysia.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/more-people-invite-setrap.html
  • Lin Mun
    Sunday, May 20. 2018 10:12 PM
    Rejoice for Hecelus to engage in retreat during school holidays. What a great way to spend instead of indulging in video games, movies and hanging out with friends. I am sure he will inspire more teenager to engage in retreat as this is a cool way to spend their holiday too.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/letters-cards-gifts/hecelus-wants-to-do-more.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, May 20. 2018 01:30 PM
    Our faith and religion is our choice. We choose what we want to practice . That’s our choice. We should respect each other choice and should not be biased, segregate, discriminate or hurt any one of a different faith to have a better environment to live in. Those who believe in Dorje Shugden should be treated equally and respected as others too. Politics is politics and has nothing to do with religion. Once mixed it s become harmful to another and used by another for political agenda. Tibetan leadership(CTA) should stopped contradicting itself and discriminating based on faith, for the benefit of Tibetan people. The ban instituted by the Tibetan Leadership (CTA) has created disharmony and disunity among their communities. There are more than enough evidence to prove that there is no religious freedom or true democracy and discrimination against Shugden people within. May the ban on Dorje Shugden be lifted soon and they have the freedom and rights to practice freely.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugden-people.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, May 20. 2018 01:28 PM
    The Tibetans in exile….. after leaving Tibet does not seem to improve much all these years in India. Since the establishment of the Tibetan leardership nothing was done for the welfare of the Tibetan people. The situation now is still the same as before. More and more Tibetans are speaking up and moving out or back to look for better jobs opportunities else where. The Tibetan Leadership has caused Shugden practitioners much suffering and hardship ,all these years . It is heartfelt to see situation like these, the Tibetans are being torn apart and divided . Even after 50 years, there is nothing that has changed and the CTA did not amend the ties between the CTA and China. Time has changed for the better everywhere, the CTA must change. Thank you Tibet Lover for your comment, hopefully more people will speak up against the wrong-doings done by CTA . May the Tibetans living in exiles have a peaceful and happy solution solved someday. May the ban on Dorje Shugden be lifted soon

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/tibetan-refugee-youth-speaking-up.html
  • Lin Mun
    Saturday, May 19. 2018 07:28 PM
    All religions emphasis love, compassion and peace. If there are violence imposed, I believe it most probably are the wrong view of the practitioners. Hence it is NOT right to impose violence in the name of moral principle. Having the right understanding is very important to mold a peaceful and harmony world. For a start we as individual have to understand, accept and practise it in our daily life. No point talking and not putting it into action.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/violence-in-the-name-of-moral-principle-is-very-sad-the-dalai-lama.html#comment-785925

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Environment is stronger because when you are in a spiritual environment with other spiritual brothers and sisters, the chance to learn and transform is much higher. If we rely on our own willpower and go at it alone to practice spirituality, very small chance we can succeed. Because most of the time we don\'t have the willpower and our willpower does not sustain us. That is why we have monasteries where clusers of people live together spiritually to enhance each other and the whole for thousands of years. That is why we have spiritual communities like Findhorn and Kechara Forest Retreat so that we are in a spiritual environment and being in this type of environment encourages us to grow inwardly. It gives us strength and support and in turn we give others strength and support. Tsem Rinpoche
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Environment is stronger because when you are in a spiritual environment with other spiritual brothers and sisters, the chance to learn and transform is much higher. If we rely on our own willpower and go at it alone to practice spirituality, very small chance we can succeed. Because most of the time we don't have the willpower and our willpower does not sustain us. That is why we have monasteries where clusers of people live together spiritually to enhance each other and the whole for thousands of years. That is why we have spiritual communities like Findhorn and Kechara Forest Retreat so that we are in a spiritual environment and being in this type of environment encourages us to grow inwardly. It gives us strength and support and in turn we give others strength and support. Tsem Rinpoche
I like this White Tara image. It is very basic but has an appeal in this style of art.
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I like this White Tara image. It is very basic but has an appeal in this style of art.
He was so excited to bring this sacred statue home to install in his family shrine.......
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He was so excited to bring this sacred statue home to install in his family shrine.......
Daily do your prayers/mantra to Lord Manjushri as it\'s a powerful blessing on a daily basis. It is so important to have sharp mind, good memory and quick wisdom and Manjushri can bestow this. I have heard many tell me that Manjushri\'s practice is very effective. We must also do Manjushri\'s intensive retreats at least twice a year. It would be very beneficial. Sacred mantra of Manjushri: Om Ah-Ra Ba-za Na-Dhi
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Daily do your prayers/mantra to Lord Manjushri as it's a powerful blessing on a daily basis. It is so important to have sharp mind, good memory and quick wisdom and Manjushri can bestow this. I have heard many tell me that Manjushri's practice is very effective. We must also do Manjushri's intensive retreats at least twice a year. It would be very beneficial. Sacred mantra of Manjushri: Om Ah-Ra Ba-za Na-Dhi
It is nice to see a friend in Nepal receiving a beautiful Bhagwan Dorje Shugden gift from myself. I wish him well always. Tsem Rinpoche
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It is nice to see a friend in Nepal receiving a beautiful Bhagwan Dorje Shugden gift from myself. I wish him well always. Tsem Rinpoche
What my mom shared with me as a young boy that I carry with me till now. She was very caring and giving when she was well: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=160069
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What my mom shared with me as a young boy that I carry with me till now. She was very caring and giving when she was well: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=160069
A beautiful painting of the enlightened protector Dorje Shugden in the very rich tradition of Aztec art of South America. I wanted to commission something in this rich tradition which is filled with spiritual journeys into other worlds, magic, purification, the supernatural, astral visitations, gods and other dimensions and it has manifested. I have successfully combined the divinity of Tibet with the rich artistic tradition of the Aztecs. The artist we had is amazing. We have many more beautiful art pieces here for you to enjoy and download: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=144924

Remember those wonderful Carlos Castaneda books? I use to read them many years back in my room back in New Jersey as a kid. His learning journey with Don Juan was amazing! Those books inspired my commissioning of this beautiful Aztec Dorje Shugden. May you be blessed. Tsem Rinpoche
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A beautiful painting of the enlightened protector Dorje Shugden in the very rich tradition of Aztec art of South America. I wanted to commission something in this rich tradition which is filled with spiritual journeys into other worlds, magic, purification, the supernatural, astral visitations, gods and other dimensions and it has manifested. I have successfully combined the divinity of Tibet with the rich artistic tradition of the Aztecs. The artist we had is amazing. We have many more beautiful art pieces here for you to enjoy and download: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=144924 Remember those wonderful Carlos Castaneda books? I use to read them many years back in my room back in New Jersey as a kid. His learning journey with Don Juan was amazing! Those books inspired my commissioning of this beautiful Aztec Dorje Shugden. May you be blessed. Tsem Rinpoche
H.H. the Dalai Lama’s sudden change of mind about China-backed Panchen Lama is incredible and stunning. His Holiness\'s new stance will bring more harmony, peace and understanding. I thank His Holiness the Dalai Lama very much for this. Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche (Please read here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=159261)
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H.H. the Dalai Lama’s sudden change of mind about China-backed Panchen Lama is incredible and stunning. His Holiness's new stance will bring more harmony, peace and understanding. I thank His Holiness the Dalai Lama very much for this. Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche (Please read here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=159261)
Sculpture demigoddesses Singhini (lioness goddess) on the upper terrace in front of Nyatapola temple in Bhaktapur, Nepal.
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Sculpture demigoddesses Singhini (lioness goddess) on the upper terrace in front of Nyatapola temple in Bhaktapur, Nepal.
How fortunate I am to be sitting in my room, with a rosary in my hand reciting the mantra given to me by my compassionate guru and to meditate in developing a compassionate heart and purifying my karmas. How fortunate I am to be able to spend my time in such a meaningful manner. Tsem Rinpoche
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How fortunate I am to be sitting in my room, with a rosary in my hand reciting the mantra given to me by my compassionate guru and to meditate in developing a compassionate heart and purifying my karmas. How fortunate I am to be able to spend my time in such a meaningful manner. Tsem Rinpoche
Comic drawn by Tendor, a prominent Free Tibet activist-Every Tibetan knows that although His Holiness the Dalai Lama says he is retired from politics, he is in full control of the Tibetan government in exile. No member of the government will dare carry out any decisions without His Holiness\' approval. He is retired for the sake of the west so he does not look like a dictator.~Tenzin Damchoe
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Comic drawn by Tendor, a prominent Free Tibet activist-Every Tibetan knows that although His Holiness the Dalai Lama says he is retired from politics, he is in full control of the Tibetan government in exile. No member of the government will dare carry out any decisions without His Holiness' approval. He is retired for the sake of the west so he does not look like a dictator.~Tenzin Damchoe
It would be wonderful if everyone can recite these two mantras 100k each focusing on Shakyamuni Buddha and His powerful healing energies. Not collectively but each person 100k each of each mantra. Praise to Shakyamuni the Sage who showed us a permanent way to bliss.
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It would be wonderful if everyone can recite these two mantras 100k each focusing on Shakyamuni Buddha and His powerful healing energies. Not collectively but each person 100k each of each mantra. Praise to Shakyamuni the Sage who showed us a permanent way to bliss.
In Tibet Shannan area Riwoche Ling Monastery, devotees are putting Tsem Rinpoche\'s photo inside the cabinet together with the Buddha he loves - Dorje Shugden
在西藏山南日乌曲林寺,信徒们把詹杜固仁波切的法照和他最敬爱的多杰雄登护法像摆在一起
3 months ago
In Tibet Shannan area Riwoche Ling Monastery, devotees are putting Tsem Rinpoche's photo inside the cabinet together with the Buddha he loves - Dorje Shugden 在西藏山南日乌曲林寺,信徒们把詹杜固仁波切的法照和他最敬爱的多杰雄登护法像摆在一起
Please read this..thank you.
3 months ago
Please read this..thank you.
A beautiful Dorje Shugden depicted in Druid and newage style. There are many more here and free downloads in high file: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=144924
3 months ago
A beautiful Dorje Shugden depicted in Druid and newage style. There are many more here and free downloads in high file: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=144924
Here, His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche (left), one of the tutors of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, confers one of the many countless tantric initiations on the Dalai Lama (right). You can see a young Dalai Lama bowing in this picture with Trijang Rinpoche blessing him. Trijang Rinpoche is therefore undoubtedly the Dalai Lama’s tantric master. A great master at that. Tsem Rinpoche
4 months ago
Here, His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche (left), one of the tutors of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, confers one of the many countless tantric initiations on the Dalai Lama (right). You can see a young Dalai Lama bowing in this picture with Trijang Rinpoche blessing him. Trijang Rinpoche is therefore undoubtedly the Dalai Lama’s tantric master. A great master at that. Tsem Rinpoche
This is a very sacred statue of Buddha Chenresig (Avalokitesvara/Kuan Yin) that manifested many miracles in North India. Read and see more pictures and understand the background here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=153802
4 months ago
This is a very sacred statue of Buddha Chenresig (Avalokitesvara/Kuan Yin) that manifested many miracles in North India. Read and see more pictures and understand the background here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=153802
Wonderful updated version of The Promise book is out! Please get your copy. Much more new information included.
4 months ago
Wonderful updated version of The Promise book is out! Please get your copy. Much more new information included.
\"Bhagavani, source of all wonders, Vasudhara, Goddess of splendour and fortune, bestower of auspicious mental desires; homage to the Goddess Wish-fulfilling Wheel.\" (Sakya liturgical verse).
4 months ago
"Bhagavani, source of all wonders, Vasudhara, Goddess of splendour and fortune, bestower of auspicious mental desires; homage to the Goddess Wish-fulfilling Wheel." (Sakya liturgical verse).
Beautiful and sacred Vajra Yogini in Pharping, Nepal. The caretaker said it was owned by the Great Marpa the translator who was the guru of Milarepa. Wow.
4 months ago
Beautiful and sacred Vajra Yogini in Pharping, Nepal. The caretaker said it was owned by the Great Marpa the translator who was the guru of Milarepa. Wow.
In the Lankavatara Sutra, Lord Buddha says: \"For innumerable reasons, the Bodhisattva, whose nature is compassion, is not to  any meat. Thus Mahamati, whenever there is the evolution of living beings, let people cherish the thought of kinship with them, and thinking that all beings are [to be loved as if they were] and only child, let them refrain from eating meat.  Mahamati, meat is not eaten by anybody for any reason, there will be no destroyer of life. Thus, Mahamati, meat-eating I have not permitted to anyone, I do not permit, I will not permit.\"
4 months ago
In the Lankavatara Sutra, Lord Buddha says: "For innumerable reasons, the Bodhisattva, whose nature is compassion, is not to any meat. Thus Mahamati, whenever there is the evolution of living beings, let people cherish the thought of kinship with them, and thinking that all beings are [to be loved as if they were] and only child, let them refrain from eating meat. Mahamati, meat is not eaten by anybody for any reason, there will be no destroyer of life. Thus, Mahamati, meat-eating I have not permitted to anyone, I do not permit, I will not permit."
At times I have to be a trendsetter in spirituality as opposed to just being a follower and that is why I take chances and try. I may not be liked always for it, but I have to do it. In this way I have been introducing Dorje Shugden to the world. I know Shugden is good and will help so many and that is why I do it.
4 months ago
At times I have to be a trendsetter in spirituality as opposed to just being a follower and that is why I take chances and try. I may not be liked always for it, but I have to do it. In this way I have been introducing Dorje Shugden to the world. I know Shugden is good and will help so many and that is why I do it.
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it\'s right and will benefit people at the cost of your own reputation. That\'s how I feel when I share Dorje Shugden\'s practice with the world.
4 months ago
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it's right and will benefit people at the cost of your own reputation. That's how I feel when I share Dorje Shugden's practice with the world.
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it\'s right and you are true to yourself.
4 months ago
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it's right and you are true to yourself.
At times I have to be a trendsetter in spirituality as opposed to just being a follower and that is why I take chances and try. I may not be liked always for it, but I have to do it. In this way I have been introducing Dorje Shugden to the world. I know Shugden is good and will help so many and that is why I do it.
4 months ago
At times I have to be a trendsetter in spirituality as opposed to just being a follower and that is why I take chances and try. I may not be liked always for it, but I have to do it. In this way I have been introducing Dorje Shugden to the world. I know Shugden is good and will help so many and that is why I do it.
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it\'s right and you are true to yourself.
4 months ago
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it's right and you are true to yourself.
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it\'s right and will benefit people at the cost of your own reputation. That\'s how I feel when I share Dorje Shugden\'s practice with the world.
4 months ago
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it's right and will benefit people at the cost of your own reputation. That's how I feel when I share Dorje Shugden's practice with the world.
Beautiful Buddha built in Sarnath, India. Sarnath was the place where Lord Buddha first starting teaching the sacred Dharma. Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
Beautiful Buddha built in Sarnath, India. Sarnath was the place where Lord Buddha first starting teaching the sacred Dharma. Tsem Rinpoche
 This is so good. I need to remember this and not allow people to do this to me anymore. Being kind is one thing, but when they are doing it and it harms, it is not a matter of kindness anymore but taking advantage.
5 months ago
This is so good. I need to remember this and not allow people to do this to me anymore. Being kind is one thing, but when they are doing it and it harms, it is not a matter of kindness anymore but taking advantage.
Incredible Lama Thubten Phurbu and His Activities - http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=150927
6 months ago
Incredible Lama Thubten Phurbu and His Activities - http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=150927
Huffington Post has just released their SECOND EXPOSÉ of the Dorje Shugden issue. You can read about it here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=151328
6 months ago
Huffington Post has just released their SECOND EXPOSÉ of the Dorje Shugden issue. You can read about it here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=151328
Please read what Kyabje Trijang Choktrul Rinpoche says about people\'s religion.
6 months ago
Please read what Kyabje Trijang Choktrul Rinpoche says about people's religion.
A gorgeous Dorje Shugden painted in traditional art style of China. Chinese art has flourished for over 5,000 years and highly sought after. This form of Dorje Shugden is sitting on a seat as you see painted in his chapel (Trode Khangsar) in Lhasa, Tibet. Dorje Shugden can be on a seat or Lion.  More downloads here.  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
6 months ago
A gorgeous Dorje Shugden painted in traditional art style of China. Chinese art has flourished for over 5,000 years and highly sought after. This form of Dorje Shugden is sitting on a seat as you see painted in his chapel (Trode Khangsar) in Lhasa, Tibet. Dorje Shugden can be on a seat or Lion. More downloads here. http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
Dear friends, The Dorje Shugden oracle of Gaden Shartse Monastery was authorized and blessed by both Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. He was a favorite among high lamas for his smooth trances and clear prophecies. This video is a one-of-a-kind where you see the Choyang Dulzin Kuten oracle take trance of the peaceful form of Dorje Shugden wearing the robes of a high lama giving teachings, blessings and transmissions. Very sacred and rare video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pawS1TMOe8k
6 months ago
Dear friends, The Dorje Shugden oracle of Gaden Shartse Monastery was authorized and blessed by both Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. He was a favorite among high lamas for his smooth trances and clear prophecies. This video is a one-of-a-kind where you see the Choyang Dulzin Kuten oracle take trance of the peaceful form of Dorje Shugden wearing the robes of a high lama giving teachings, blessings and transmissions. Very sacred and rare video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pawS1TMOe8k
Beautiful contemporary art piece of Dorje Shugden for free high res download here:  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
6 months ago
Beautiful contemporary art piece of Dorje Shugden for free high res download here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
The Huffington Post extensively covers the Dorje Shugden issue. I had no idea that this article was being written. I was not contacted, not asked for an interview or asked for any comments, and then it was published and my students alerted me to it. So it was a very, very pleasant and encouraging surprise to read such balanced coverage from such a reputable news website. You can read it here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=149806
6 months ago
The Huffington Post extensively covers the Dorje Shugden issue. I had no idea that this article was being written. I was not contacted, not asked for an interview or asked for any comments, and then it was published and my students alerted me to it. So it was a very, very pleasant and encouraging surprise to read such balanced coverage from such a reputable news website. You can read it here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=149806
དེ་རིང་ང་ཁྱེད་རང་ཚོ་མཉམ་དུ་བོད་མིའི་ཆབ་སྲིད་ནང་གི་བློ་མགུ་ནུས་པའི་མངོན་འགྱུར་ཞིག་ཞུའི་ཡིན། གང་དག་བོད་པའི་སྤྱི་ཚོགས་ནང་ཆོས་ལུགས་ཁྱད་པར། དབྱེ་འབྱེད། ཕྱོགས་རིས་ཐོག་ལ་གང་འདྲ་སྟངས་འཛིན་བྱེད་དགོས་ཀྱི་སྐོར་ངེས་གཏན་སྣུན་ཤུགས་བྱེད་ཐུབ། http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/tibetan-mp-tenpa-yarphel-speaks-up-against-nechung-tibetan.html
6 months ago
དེ་རིང་ང་ཁྱེད་རང་ཚོ་མཉམ་དུ་བོད་མིའི་ཆབ་སྲིད་ནང་གི་བློ་མགུ་ནུས་པའི་མངོན་འགྱུར་ཞིག་ཞུའི་ཡིན། གང་དག་བོད་པའི་སྤྱི་ཚོགས་ནང་ཆོས་ལུགས་ཁྱད་པར། དབྱེ་འབྱེད། ཕྱོགས་རིས་ཐོག་ལ་གང་འདྲ་སྟངས་འཛིན་བྱེད་དགོས་ཀྱི་སྐོར་ངེས་གཏན་སྣུན་ཤུགས་བྱེད་ཐུབ། http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/tibetan-mp-tenpa-yarphel-speaks-up-against-nechung-tibetan.html
བོད་པའི་དབུ་ཁྲིད་ཚོའི་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་བསྟེན་མཁན་ཚོར་མ་ཉེས་ཁ་ཡོག་གི་བརྙན་ཕྲིན་གསར་པ། http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/tibetan-leaderships-new-anti-shugden-video-tibetan.html
6 months ago
བོད་པའི་དབུ་ཁྲིད་ཚོའི་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་བསྟེན་མཁན་ཚོར་མ་ཉེས་ཁ་ཡོག་གི་བརྙན་ཕྲིན་གསར་པ། http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/tibetan-leaderships-new-anti-shugden-video-tibetan.html
(Drepung) Dear friends, In the effort to be creative about something as holy and beneficial as Dorje Shugden, we\'ve come out with these new and realistic depictions. One is Dorje Shugden visiting the Potala Palace and the other is Dorje Shugden arising from Drepung Monastery where he lived in Zimkhang Gangma Ladrang as a high lama. Please enjoy and be blessed. Sincerely, Tsem Rinpoche (High resolution downloads: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html )
6 months ago
(Drepung) Dear friends, In the effort to be creative about something as holy and beneficial as Dorje Shugden, we've come out with these new and realistic depictions. One is Dorje Shugden visiting the Potala Palace and the other is Dorje Shugden arising from Drepung Monastery where he lived in Zimkhang Gangma Ladrang as a high lama. Please enjoy and be blessed. Sincerely, Tsem Rinpoche (High resolution downloads: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html )
Dear friends, In the effort to be creative about something as holy and beneficial as Dorje Shugden, we\'ve come out with these new and realistic depictions. One is Dorje Shugden visiting the Potala Palace and the other is Dorje Shugden arising from Drepung Monastery where he lived in Zimkhang Gangma Ladrang as a high lama. Please enjoy and be blessed. Sincerely, Tsem Rinpoche (High resolution downloads: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html )
6 months ago
Dear friends, In the effort to be creative about something as holy and beneficial as Dorje Shugden, we've come out with these new and realistic depictions. One is Dorje Shugden visiting the Potala Palace and the other is Dorje Shugden arising from Drepung Monastery where he lived in Zimkhang Gangma Ladrang as a high lama. Please enjoy and be blessed. Sincerely, Tsem Rinpoche (High resolution downloads: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html )
I had this painting commissioned. Please read more here on this great master-
 http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=146195
7 months ago
I had this painting commissioned. Please read more here on this great master- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=146195
How can all the high lamas of Tibet and all the protectors not be able to defeat Dorje Shugden? This is food for thought: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Bj0254UG-Y
7 months ago
How can all the high lamas of Tibet and all the protectors not be able to defeat Dorje Shugden? This is food for thought: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Bj0254UG-Y
致全世界的华人:这是我一份小小的心意:一幅富有古中国传统艺术的作品。希望你们会喜欢! http://bit.ly/2zLOjnK
7 months ago
致全世界的华人:这是我一份小小的心意:一幅富有古中国传统艺术的作品。希望你们会喜欢! http://bit.ly/2zLOjnK
“One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.”

~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
7 months ago
“One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
Download for free this high res photo of Lord Shugden: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
7 months ago
Download for free this high res photo of Lord Shugden: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
Whatever we can do to spread the teachings of our Guru, we should do so.
7 months ago
Whatever we can do to spread the teachings of our Guru, we should do so.
 These three (Dharma, Oser and Mumu) are super adorable.
7 months ago
These three (Dharma, Oser and Mumu) are super adorable.
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    3 months ago
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    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
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    7 months ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    8 months ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.
  • Beautiful Buddha being sculpted from clay.
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    Beautiful Buddha being sculpted from clay.
  • After a while, you are are numb and you just keep doing it. You don’t know what you are doing and you don’t see it for what it really is. Tsem Rinpoche
    8 months ago
    After a while, you are are numb and you just keep doing it. You don’t know what you are doing and you don’t see it for what it really is. Tsem Rinpoche
    Please share this as much as possible. Please care. Please help: http://www.patreon.com/weanimals
  • OSER GIRL IS SO SMART AND CUTE AND EVERYONE LOVES HER
    8 months ago
    OSER GIRL IS SO SMART AND CUTE AND EVERYONE LOVES HER
  • It is a very painful process before the animals are finally dead.
    8 months ago
    It is a very painful process before the animals are finally dead.
  • If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian.
    8 months ago
    If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian.
  • Take a look at what singer Nicki Minaj did.
    8 months ago
    Take a look at what singer Nicki Minaj did.
  • Animals are enslaved to do a human’s job, this must stop.
    8 months ago
    Animals are enslaved to do a human’s job, this must stop.
  • This is how the chickens are killed in the farm, they die a very horrible death.
    8 months ago
    This is how the chickens are killed in the farm, they die a very horrible death.
  • America likes to police the world but their own record of civil rights is not on track. Watch this video from people of color in the US.
    8 months ago
    America likes to police the world but their own record of civil rights is not on track. Watch this video from people of color in the US.
  • Important video to watch and learn.
    8 months ago
    Important video to watch and learn.
  • Bigfoot’s voice captured on tape.
    8 months ago
    Bigfoot’s voice captured on tape.
  • Amazing video that you will not regret watching.
    8 months ago
    Amazing video that you will not regret watching.
  • Norma Jean
    9 months ago
    Norma Jean
    These are the heartbreaking scenes we see over and over again, that we share in the hopes of telling the stories of those who otherwise would have suffered and vanished from this earth without a trace. This is Norma Jean. Free for a little over five months, she knew more happiness than millions of her sisters ever will. But she couldn’t escape the fate genetically programmed into her as an egg producing machine. She seemed more lethargic than usual this morning, so we brought her inside to administer fluids and antibiotics in the hopes of pulling her through until we could get her in to see our vet. She couldn’t hang on. She died this evening shortly after this video was taken, severely infected from the rotting egg yolk adhered to various organs throughout her abdominal cavity. Like virtually every single one of her sisters, caged or free range, rescued or not, she paid the ultimate price for eggs (from FB)
  • If you want to change the world, start of by making your bed
    9 months ago
    If you want to change the world, start of by making your bed
    If you want to change the world, measure a person by the size of their heart

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KSK Penang team redistributed 360.60kg worth of surplus food and 235 pcs buns to the needy families in Flat PPR and Flat MBPP. Thank you to all the dedicated volunteers benefitting these families who are facing long term difficulties. Thank you Tesco for doing your part to help the less fortunate community! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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KSK Penang team redistributed 360.60kg worth of surplus food and 235 pcs buns to the needy families in Flat PPR and Flat MBPP. Thank you to all the dedicated volunteers benefitting these families who are facing long term difficulties. Thank you Tesco for doing your part to help the less fortunate community! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Recently we had a bird liberation on Medicine Buddha Hill. The practice of animal liberation benefits not only the animals, but also those who contribute towards this meritorious activity, offering the benefits of healing, longevity and purification of negative actions. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Recently we had a bird liberation on Medicine Buddha Hill. The practice of animal liberation benefits not only the animals, but also those who contribute towards this meritorious activity, offering the benefits of healing, longevity and purification of negative actions. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More pictures of the surplus food collected from hotels and restaurants to be redistributed to the needy. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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More pictures of the surplus food collected from hotels and restaurants to be redistributed to the needy. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Last night in KL. Surplus food collection from hotels and restaurants around town. Thank you very much to the following hotels: Sunway Resorts Hotel Hotel Stripes KL The Majestic Hotel Impiana KLCC Concorde Shah Alam Al Amar Pavilion Grand Hyatt KL Concorde KL MSU And not forgetting the wonderful volunteers. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Last night in KL. Surplus food collection from hotels and restaurants around town. Thank you very much to the following hotels: Sunway Resorts Hotel Hotel Stripes KL The Majestic Hotel Impiana KLCC Concorde Shah Alam Al Amar Pavilion Grand Hyatt KL Concorde KL MSU And not forgetting the wonderful volunteers. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
The collection from surplus food helps prevent food wastage; we redistribute to the needy families. Thank you to Tesco for this surplus food and also grateful to the volunteers for helping!!! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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The collection from surplus food helps prevent food wastage; we redistribute to the needy families. Thank you to Tesco for this surplus food and also grateful to the volunteers for helping!!! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Mr. Cheah Fook Wan has offered lights and incense on behalf of KISG in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Mr. Cheah Fook Wan has offered lights and incense on behalf of KISG in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG has carried out prayer recitations to Mother Tara in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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KISG has carried out prayer recitations to Mother Tara in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
The close bonding between teacher and students in Sunday Dharma Class. Lin Mun KSDS
6 days ago
The close bonding between teacher and students in Sunday Dharma Class. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Kien leading the prayer session before we start the class lesson. Lin Mun KSDS
6 days ago
Teacher Kien leading the prayer session before we start the class lesson. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Alice share the guidelines and lay out the class rules before start of lesson. Lin Mun
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Teacher Alice share the guidelines and lay out the class rules before start of lesson. Lin Mun
Andrea and Chloe always very participating during the Q&A session. Lin Mun KSDS
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Andrea and Chloe always very participating during the Q&A session. Lin Mun KSDS
Animal liberation is held every 2nd week of the month in Kechara House. Sunday Dharma School students will also join this meritorious session. Lin Mun KSDS
6 days ago
Animal liberation is held every 2nd week of the month in Kechara House. Sunday Dharma School students will also join this meritorious session. Lin Mun KSDS
Dedication will be done after the dharma lessons and activities were ended. Alice Tay, KSDS
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Dedication will be done after the dharma lessons and activities were ended. Alice Tay, KSDS
Teacher Kien is very passionate to help the students in art decorations. Alice Tay, KSDS
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Teacher Kien is very passionate to help the students in art decorations. Alice Tay, KSDS
Teacher Asyley asked students to pay close attention to the video teaching. Alice Tay, KSDS
6 days ago
Teacher Asyley asked students to pay close attention to the video teaching. Alice Tay, KSDS
Teacher Alice explained the classroom rules to the children. Alice Tay, KSDS
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Teacher Alice explained the classroom rules to the children. Alice Tay, KSDS
KSDS students learn to use mala during Manjushri mantra recitation. Alice Tay, KSDS
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KSDS students learn to use mala during Manjushri mantra recitation. Alice Tay, KSDS
Thank you for your kind food sponsorship Jade Choong and happy birthday to you! Thank you for doing this on your birthday! Bring a lot of meaning and joy to everyone on the streets. The clients love it especially when we are serving fruit juice! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
7 days ago
Thank you for your kind food sponsorship Jade Choong and happy birthday to you! Thank you for doing this on your birthday! Bring a lot of meaning and joy to everyone on the streets. The clients love it especially when we are serving fruit juice! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
133kg of vegetables were redistributed to 41 families in Orang Asli village here in Bentong yesterday. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 week ago
133kg of vegetables were redistributed to 41 families in Orang Asli village here in Bentong yesterday. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Majlis Pelancaran Bulan Bermakna, launch Tesco Food Drive for the holy month of Ramadan to be channelled to our food bank and Food Aid Foundation to be redistributed to the poor families. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 week ago
Majlis Pelancaran Bulan Bermakna, launch Tesco Food Drive for the holy month of Ramadan to be channelled to our food bank and Food Aid Foundation to be redistributed to the poor families. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Photo from antoinette kass
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Photo from antoinette kass
Learn, Play, Grow together at Kechara Sunday Dharma School. Every Sunday 9am to 10.30am. Come Come join us!!!We have alot of Fun By Asyley Chia KSDS
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Learn, Play, Grow together at Kechara Sunday Dharma School. Every Sunday 9am to 10.30am. Come Come join us!!!We have alot of Fun By Asyley Chia KSDS
Learn, Play, Grow together at Kechara Sunday Dharma School. Every Sunday 9am to 10.30am. Come Come join us!!!We have alot of Fun By Asyley Chia KSDS
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Learn, Play, Grow together at Kechara Sunday Dharma School. Every Sunday 9am to 10.30am. Come Come join us!!!We have alot of Fun By Asyley Chia KSDS
Learn, Play, Grow together at Kechara Sunday Dharma School. Every Sunday 9am to 10.30am. Come Come join us!!!We have alot of Fun By Asyley Chia KSDS
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Learn, Play, Grow together at Kechara Sunday Dharma School. Every Sunday 9am to 10.30am. Come Come join us!!!We have alot of Fun By Asyley Chia KSDS
Learn, Play, Grow together at Kechara Sunday Dharma School. Every Sunday 9am to 10.30am. Come Come join us!!!We have alot of Fun By Asyley Chia KSDS
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Learn, Play, Grow together at Kechara Sunday Dharma School. Every Sunday 9am to 10.30am. Come Come join us!!!We have alot of Fun By Asyley Chia KSDS
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