Do not miss: Malala Yousafzai

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Dear blog Reader friends all around the world,

I have something very special to share with you today. Something very special. Something you must watch and be blessed to see. Something you must share with friends and your children. Share with everyone.

Sometimes I come across a story so powerful, so emotional and so compassionate that it just moves me and life changing. Of course I like to share these beautiful stories with you and it is my pleasure to share them. My goal in my blog work is to disseminate wisdom, compassion, understanding, awareness and forgiveness. When I started my blog a few years back, it was just something I decided to do one day when I woke up. No pre-planning or grand plans. Within 24 hours the blog came up. Now I hear it helps people all around the world. I am humbled. Thank you all. In the spirit of my blog’s purpose, please see this 20 minute video of a young, compassionate and powerful spiritual girl who has moved the world, myself and you will be moved too.

 

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

“Even if there was a gun in my hand and he was standing in front of me, I would not shoot him [referring to the member of the Taliban that shot her in October of 2012]. This is the compassion I have learned from Mohamed, the prophet of mercy, Jesus Christ and Lord Buddha. This the legacy of change I have inherited from Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela and Mohammed Ali Jinnah. This is the philosophy of nonviolence that I have learned from Gandhi, Bacha Khan and Mother Teresa. And this is the forgiveness that I have learned from my father and from my mother. This is what my soul is telling me: Be Peaceful and Love Everyone.”Malala Yousafzai, she said this at around 7:19 in the video below:

  

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About Malala Yousafzai (source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malala_Yousafzai)

Malala Yousafzai (born 12 July 1997, age 16) is a Pakistani school pupil and education activist from the town of Mingora in the Swat District of Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. She is known for her activism for rights to education and for women, especially in the Swat Valley, where the Taliban had at times banned girls from attending school. In early 2009, at the age of 11–12, Yousafzai wrote a blog under a pseudonym for the BBC detailing her life under Taliban rule, their attempts to take control of the valley, and her views on promoting education for girls. The following summer, a New York Times documentary was filmed about her life as the Pakistani military intervened in the region, culminating in the Second Battle of Swat. Yousafzai rose in prominence, giving interviews in print and on television, and she was nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize by South African activist Desmond Tutu.

On 9 October 2012, Yousafzai was shot in the head and neck in an assassination attempt by Taliban gunmen while returning home on a school bus. In the days immediately following the attack, she remained unconscious and in critical condition, but later her condition improved enough for her to be sent to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England for intensive rehabilitation. On 12 October, a group of 50 Islamic clerics in Pakistan issued a fatwā against those who tried to kill her, but the Taliban reiterated its intent to kill Yousafzai and her father.

The assassination attempt sparked a national and international outpouring of support for Yousafzai. Deutsche Welle wrote in January 2013 that Malala may have become “the most famous teenager in the world.” United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown launched a UN petition in Yousafzai’s name, using the slogan “I am Malala” and demanding that all children worldwide be in school by the end of 2015 – a petition which helped lead to the ratification of Pakistan’s first Right to Education Bill. In the 29 April 2013 issue of Time magazine, Yousafzai was featured on the magazine’s front cover and as one of “The 100 Most Influential People in the World”. She was the winner of Pakistan’s first National Youth Peace Prize and was nominated for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize (although Malala was widely tipped to win the prize, it was awarded to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons). On 12 July 2013, Yousafzai spoke at the UN to call for worldwide access to education, and in September 2013 she officially opened the Library of Birmingham. Yousafzai is the recipient of the Sakharov Prize for 2013.

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  1. Chandra on Jan 13, 2015 at 3:46 am

    Such a brave young lady, now a Nobel Laureate at 17! A light for South Asian women and women all over the world. She is an example for so many women to not compromise on their rights and humanity.

  2. Wendy Loh on Nov 13, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    Amazing. Simply inspiring. Malala is a 16-year-old teenager who is brave and wise. Compassion is a given. But I do wonder why would half the world go crazy over a pop idol like Justin Bieber or Miley Cyrus, who are both known now to be notorious and dramatic when Malala is fighting to stay alive?

  3. David Lai on Nov 11, 2013 at 1:51 am

    Incredible little girl. She speaks with such confidence and I love most about what she says is that she holds no malice for the people who tried to kill her. It’s really sad that there are still countries and groups of people with such backward/almost barbaric view of women. Exclusivity of education to men is such a medieval concept. The very fact they open fire shows how afraid they are of education and the opening of one’s horizons. Such fear reflects the wrong view that they hold. Imagine what were the causes they created in previous lives to be reborn with such thinking. Incredible.

  4. HelenaC on Nov 7, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    She is a marvellous brave girl!! Bravo for her acts and courages!! Very inspiring and touched!!

  5. Karen Chong on Nov 6, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    From her speech, courage of speaking up and her consistency in supporting the less fortunate, it’s hard to believe she is only 16. Shamefully, when i was her age, i was just a vain, lazy and full of myself girl.

    Malala is absolutely amazing. She went through a lot of difficulties that has made her a powerful and influential figure today. Similarly, when bad conditions arise, we shall see it as a support, or a lesson for us to move forward. The key point is not to give up.

  6. Darren Kechara on Nov 3, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    Thank you the sharing! Such an amazing girl whom fight for education and women rights at for her young age. I hope she is well and will continue to progress on benefit more with her activity. 🙂

  7. June Tang(KH JB) on Nov 2, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche sharing this meaningful post.Malala Yousafzai is truly an amazing young girl.She is compassion to forgive for those who hurt her and brave to raise her voice to fight for rights to education and for women.I wish her well and all her wishes can fulfill swiftly !!!

  8. Jutika Lam on Oct 31, 2013 at 3:25 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Indeed Ms Malala Yousafzai has really played a very big part in the cruel world not for her own benefit but for the many other girls out there who have little or no access to education.

    She is really 1 very very influential people in the World and there is no doubt that she will turn more heads around the world because though she may just be 16 years old she really helps and raises awareness to a lot of people around the world that many girls around the world have little or no education.

    It is truly touching how brave she may be even though she is just 16 years old and no doubt she will win more awards because of a wondrous change around the world.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this very touching story!

    Love
    Jutika

  9. Carmen Lin @ KMP on Oct 30, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    Malala is a courageous and inspiring teenagers. She is the living example of compassion and also charismatic idol to many. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

  10. henry ooi on Oct 28, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    She is intelligent, speaks well and with confidence, passionate of her goal, and she is only 16 years old! How many people would do what she did at the risk of her own life, to fight for what she believes in, not many. She sets a good example for others, the younger people, to follow in her footsteps. A true hero(ine).

  11. JP on Oct 26, 2013 at 2:53 am

    Malala is truly inspirational. Apart from what Rinpoche quoted of her speech that I find most amazing for a girl of her age, I also liked what she said as follows: “Weakness, fear and hopelessness died. Strength, fervour and courage was born.”

    The depth of her realisation and wisdom transcends all religions. I always believe that the truth transcends all religions and religions are platforms from which we search the truth.

  12. Casteven Lim (KH JB) on Oct 21, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    May Malala Yousafzai wishes come true…

    Her powerful voice and her brave action able to get awareness for the related parties…

    May she always bless by 3 jewels and be safe…

  13. Joy on Oct 21, 2013 at 1:24 am

    Wonderful courageous girl that shows us the power of compassion and forgiveness… even if she had a gun she said, she would not have killed the Taliban who wanted to shoot her! We all need to hear more of such true stories because it shows and proves to us courage, kindness, forgiveness can happen. Just what we choose is up to us. Will we get angry and point the finger and put the blame on the other, or would we swallow our ego and just get the job/task done? Winning is not always you being “right”, sometimes it could be you being “wrong” by letting the others win – forgiveness. If we are in Dharma and we should practice this simple theory and let it be just another theory. We can start with the smallest and simplest thing… like taking out the trash! From there nurture people through “live” examples.

  14. Wah Ying on Oct 20, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    From her eyes I see she believe in what her believe – non-voilence, peace, rights to education and freedom of speech.

    Malala teaches me, courage comes from deeply believe in what she believe, even when you are facing with obstacles, or you were hurt for that. When this happens, it does not mean your belief or dreams are a mistake or not worth to pursuit for. It just means there are something blocking your way, we might need to climb over the obstacles or de route to reach our goal; but says nothing about the goal is something wrong or not.

    “Courageous is not doing something without fear, but doing something in the face of fear”. A hero like Malala is not someone without fear, but someone let go of her fear for something she thinks is worth working for, risks her life for.

    Thank you, Rinpoche for this post. Gambateh Malala.

  15. Pastor Han Nee on Oct 20, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    It is rare indeed for one so young as Malala Yousafzai(only 16) to be so brave,wise, compassionate,and forgiving.While she will not bow to the cold and violent ways of the terrorists, she is so compassionate and so caring for all women and children everywhere,as to call for education for even the women and children among the terrorists.

    When she says; “Thousands have been killed, and millions have been injured and i am just one”, she expresses the basic reasoning behind the case for cherishing others more than self. This is the fundamental basis for he development of compassion and bodhicitta. I believe she is a Bodhisattva emanating as Malala!

    Her goal in all her struggle is so clear-cut – equality of opportunity of education for all, beginning with the children and girls of the world. This is because she believes that education is the key to unlock the door to freedom of all who are oppressed. Education is empowering.

    Malala, I salute you. May you have success in all of your fight for freedom and equality.

    I end with her words on the power of education:” One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world. Education is the only solution. Education first”.

  16. Grace Leu on Oct 20, 2013 at 12:46 am

    马拉拉不畏强权,勇敢把心声大声向全世界喧言.她一切所做的并不是为自己,而是千千万万个巴基斯坦的人民尤其是女性能够享有教育的权力。感动的是包括伤害她的塔里班份子 。当下我感到惜福,为自己能自由受教育感到感恩, 同时又为那些在世界另一个角落遭受不平待遇的人民感到心痛。多希望这一切的痛苦能通过慈悲,忍 辱,智慧  ,一 一去除。自私自利的恶势力,放下你们的屠刀吧!

  17. Low Khjb on Oct 19, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing.Malala is a very brave,compassionate ,generous ,wise and selfless person. At such a young age ,she spoke with wisdom that an adult should be ashame off for their action in the name of god as it is for their own interest in mind only that is greed and power .
    We hope she would succeed in her honorable cause to secure the right for education in her country.So that all the younger generation could have the chance to understand religion in any form with better clearity to foster understanding and harmoney in this ignorant world.

  18. KYC on Oct 18, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    On CNN today, it was reported that Malala will be meeting Queen Elizabeth II soon. I’m so happy for her. She is a very brave girl and is an inspiration to young people around the world. I think she will do a lot of good things for her country when she grows up, especially in the field of education for girls. In an interview on CNN recently, Christiane Amanpour commented to her that the attempt on her life didn’t seem to have any effect on her dreams. Malala replied, “You can shoot at a body, but you cannot shoot my dreams.”

  19. jerry_sito on Oct 18, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    感恩仁波切的分享与开示,感恩仁波切总是不断的寻找很多的故事,然后给予我们学习智慧,慈悲,理解,认识和宽恕,然后学习转化我们的心识,然我们更接近佛法

    Malala Yousafzai确实是这样一位了不起的小女孩。她冒着生命危险,呼唤起世界的人们了解 , 强烈的信念对于教育的重要性

    “这是我已经学会了,仁慈的先知穆罕默德,耶稣和佛陀的慈悲。”一位小女生是如何雄辩无畏以及如何她提及不同信仰在一个句子里,显示所有的尊重和承认。这是何其震撼人心,鼓舞人心的。

    马拉拉还告诉奥巴马总统,因为停止恐怖主义无人驾驶飞机袭击巴基斯坦。她说,“我感谢美国总统奥巴马在巴基斯坦和阿富汗在支持教育工作,造福叙利亚难民。我也表达了我的顾虑,无人机袭击助长恐怖主义。在这些行为中被杀害的无辜受害者,他们带领巴基斯坦人民之间的怨恨。如果我们重新进行教育上的努力,它会带来很大的影响,“

    教育是关键。但与灵性 – 给道德的基础。

    一位小女生,就已经能如此的充满智慧,慈悲,理解,认识和宽恕,与一个造福人群的心,这是我们该学习的,甚至我们是如此的感到惭愧,当我们在修行上或参与佛法工作时,我们总是懦弱的退缩与逃避问题,在仁波切的这个分享与开示里,我发现倘若我们能学习到拥有像她般的智慧,慈悲,理解,认识和宽恕,和一个无私,大爱造福人群的心,那么我们就会更勇敢与精进在佛法的修学道路上

    感恩仁波切您总是苦口婆心的教育我们,给予我们教诲与开示

  20. Cliff on Oct 17, 2013 at 12:47 am

    Amazing! Such a brilliant young lady able to stand in front of thousands of people on live television and to passionately speak her words despite all she has gone through is truly courageous and respected. Despite being shot by the taliban she has shown what knowledge and education has given her to be able to forgive even the man who tried to assassinate her and her friends. It was such a brilliant speech written and spoken so well by a young lady. I’m glad she is alright and I can’t wait for what the future lies for her in her goal to bring equality and education to pakistan women. This is truly inspiring.

  21. Uncle Eddie on Oct 16, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    Miss Malala Yousafzai seems to have it in her, i.e. loving kindness which is the essence of bodhicitta. With such bodhicitta, she is on a most comfortable, uncomplicated perfect path, free of any danger of leading people to extremes. That is why she has been quoted to have said even after she was shot, “Even if there was a gun in my hand and he was standing in front of me, I would not shoot him. This is the forgiveness I learnt from my father and mother. This is what my soul is telling me. Be peaceful and love everyone.” With that philosophy, she now has become so precious, more precious than gold or diamonds, beyond the comparison with any material things – The most perfect object in this degenerate World! Om mani padme Hung.

  22. Shelly tai on Oct 16, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Thank you for sharing this inspiring story about Malala. Very brave and full of courage in this young girl, she is so determine to achieve what she want even down to give up her live and fight with no violent, for most us we will give up after a life threatening incident but not for this 16 years old girl. I wish her well and safe.

  23. Julien Roth on Oct 16, 2013 at 1:00 am

    This is so touching, although she has every right to hate the people who had shot her, she doesn’t. I think we can all learn from this. Revenge is never the answer, and that compassion is truly amazing and will make you a better person. I really enjoyed watching her speech, it was so strong, and just really touched me. Thank you so much for sharing.

  24. AdelineTan on Oct 16, 2013 at 12:34 am

    Very powerful speech and voice from a sixteen year old. she risks her life to promote education to all the children in the world especially for the girls, she is very brave and courageous. May all her wishes be fulfilled.

  25. Beatrix Ooi on Oct 16, 2013 at 12:30 am

    Thank You for sharing Rinpoche, Malala is truly an inspiring young lady, she can already do so much and can even think like a grownup. Her parents must be really proud of their mature daughter. Through her actions and speech, she can tame the minds of the people, I think that she will benefit a lot of people.
    Thank You for sharing Rinpoche.

  26. sarahyap on Oct 16, 2013 at 12:22 am

    Amazing… just 16, and she thinks so maturely and can shoulder such heavy responsibility to fight for something she truly believes in.

    After she was shot, she did not back down, in fact, she not only does not harbor any ill intention to the Talibans that arranged for her death and even threatened her family’s safety… instead new courage and confidence was born, and through her strong determination to end the disparity… and her peaceful ways, she has gain much favor from other nations.

    I truly hope that her efforts will pull through and change the current education system in her country.

  27. Julia Tan on Oct 15, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Malala has a very strong personality. Although she were born the a place of war, she never fear and keeping silent. Malala cannot tolerate more violence and the women and children are suffer the most in her country, she decided to fight for them, to write something, to say something and do something about it as long as you have knowledge. Hence education is the must for all the children and it has to be free. Thanks to the father who has brought her up and nurture her well since her young age.
    I thank Malala who did not wait for the light but she become the light for the women and children that are in the dark..

  28. benji on Oct 15, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    Thank you very much, Rinpoche for the sharing. It was a great inspiration – how fortunate we have been and still are. Let’s do whatever we can, so that other’s also have the chance to gain wisdom.

  29. Mitra on Oct 15, 2013 at 10:04 am

    owa Malala Yousafzai is truly such an amazing woman-child. she has wisdom and compassion too.thank you rinpoche for shering.mitra

  30. Felix Kong on Oct 15, 2013 at 9:49 am

    Malala Yousafzai,only 16 year old, you are bravo, compassion and caring to everyone. Never changing your mind even have many obstacles, continue fight for importance of education and everyone should go to school.” Be Peaceful and Love Everyone” and continue benefit others. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

  31. Patsy on Oct 15, 2013 at 12:04 am

    Malala Yousafzai, is a courageous and compassionate young lady. The failed assassination attempt had made her a strong person. To quote her,” Nothing changed in my life, except this: weakness, fear and hopelessness died; but strength, power and courage was born.” Her passion and her beliefs in education for girls had made her a powerful spokesperson; speaking with passion and confidence.

    A much matured young lady who understood the importance of compassion and forgiveness. May her inspiring works bring hope to all those who are deprived of education.

  32. tenzinkhenchen on Oct 14, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    Malala Yusafzai is an amazing little woman. She is so young yet so mature. “This is the compassion I have learned from Mohamed, the prophet of mercy, Jesus Christ and Lord Buddha.” This shows that she embraces all faiths. She is very fearless for mentioning so many faiths in one sentence.

    I also like how she even told President Obama to stop the drone strikes on Pakistan. Because it only fuels terrorism. I csan’t wait to see what Malala does next!

  33. Tong sunsun on Oct 14, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    眼见这小女生坚毅的眼神,清晰的语调句句锵锵有力。很难想象16,7岁的她拥有如此宽阔胸襟。祝福她如愿以偿。

  34. Wei Theng on Oct 14, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing. Malala is courages, inspirational and I could not believe she is just a 16 year old lady.
    The wisdom and compassion that she has within her and her determination to bring education to women is so inspiring. Just like a buddhisatva to me!
    Salute her and may she be well and safe and achieve her dream!

  35. Regina De Giovanni on Oct 14, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    This young girl is so very inspiring! Thank you for sharing this speech. Kind Wishes Regina

  36. wansan on Oct 14, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    This video has brought tears to my eyes. Thank You RInpovche for sharing this.

    Malala Yousafzai is not an ordinary 16 year old like many of us. At the age of 16, she has already become one of the most influential person in the world. Thank You Malala for fighting for education for all women in this world despite being attempted to murder by the Talibans. Imagine, just merely 16 years old, Malala has already stood out to fight for others, she has already been thinking every single day of benefiting others, improving their lives.

    It’s truly amazing how Malala at her age, has already understood the importance of being compassion to others, forgiving others and not taking revenge of others who have harmed us.

    I especially like the part where she says ” Nothing changed in my life, except this : weakness, fear and hopelessness died; but strength, power and courage was born.” May Malala be safe and well. This is definitely a video worth sharing to everyone else.

  37. Wan Wai Meng on Oct 14, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Thank you Malala you must be the Tara in your world, saving female children from ignorance and a lack of hope 🙂 .

  38. Valentina Suhendra on Oct 14, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    My Dear Lama

    Thank you for blogging about Malala Yousafzai. She has been headlines many times in CNN, BBC, and NYT. I admire her courage and most of all, the fact that she is forgiving. I need a lot of story like hers, Rosa Park, Martin Luther King, Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Florence Nightangle,Da Vinci, Lord Buddha, etc. I have a heart of a coward. Reading a story of Malala, and other historical figures gives me that courage booster. All celebrated figures – past and present are not those who conform to society norm, but those who made a difference in the world they live in.

    They are (were) humans with doubt and fear like mine, but they do (did) not let their fear paralyzed them. And even then, they practice even more courage to forgive those who harm them or try to stop them.

    Having face personal battle of my own, I understand the magnitude of Malala’s actions. I have my best wishes for her. I heard she is being nominated for Noble Peace Prize. She deserves and earned that prize.

    Valentina

  39. Elena on Oct 14, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Malala is an amazing young person, no doubt, but credit must also be given to her father who ran a school for girls despite the risks to his life and his family’s life. Why? Because he believes every girl has just as much right to an education as any boy. From her father’s bravery, it is not difficult to see where Malala has got her courage from, as well as her belief in the power of education.

    So for people who say parents don’t have that much of an influence on their kids, Malala and her father’s example show they surely do. When you’re a child, your parents are your first heroes – everything they do is the right thing to do, and your parents can do no wrong. From our parents, we learn right from wrong, good from bad, and the principles that we will carry with us through life – whether or not we learn to stand up for injustices done, or we choose to run away in the face of adversity, is up to the lessons our parents teach us. Malala and her father definitely show just how important it is for these first heroes to set a good example for future generations.

  40. Choongs on Oct 14, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    Never a dull day in Samsara.

  41. lewkwanleng on Oct 14, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    From the way she speaks, it is difficult to believe that she is only 16 years old! She speak with such passion, conviction, courage and with such substance which put a lot of us to shame.

    I pray we have non-violence, equality, tolerance between religions/race etc.

    I will definitely share this with my friends about this amazing lady!

  42. Irene Lim on Oct 14, 2013 at 10:21 am

    The courageous teenager, Malala Yousafzai, kills all Taliban and terrorists with her powerful voice. Her compassion, forgiveness and non-violence attitude are tremendously inspiring. She gained peace and victory.

  43. Sharon Saw on Oct 14, 2013 at 9:43 am

    Malala Yousafzai is truly such an amazing woman-child. Someone who had such strong beliefs in the importance of education that she has risked her life for that belief. “This is the compassion I have learned from Mohamed, the prophet of mercy, Jesus Christ and Lord Buddha.” How eloquent this young lady is and how fearless she is of mentioning different faiths in one sentence, showing respect and acknowledgement of all. How humbling and inspirational.

    Malala has also taken the opportunity to tell President Obama to stop the drone strikes on Pakistan as it fuels terrorism. She says, “I thanked President Obama for the United States’ work in supporting education in Pakistan and Afghanistan and for Syrian refugees. I also expressed my concerns that drone attacks are fueling terrorism. Innocent victims are killed in these acts, and they lead to resentment among the Pakistani people. If we refocus efforts on education it will make a big impact,”

    Education IS key. But together with spirituality – to give a foundation of morality.

    It will be interesting to see Malala’s progress. May she be safe and well.

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  • Alice Tay
    Tuesday, May 31. 2016 11:37 PM
    I have been once being an assistant in Teacher Stella’s class and I noticed that Teacher Stella is a caring, passionate and patience teacher. She is creative and enthusiasm made every kid interested and pays attention to her teaching. As I saw, Teacher Stella loves the kids very much and I think the kids love her too.

    Thank you Teacher Stella for all your effort and commitment to teach dharma for this youngest group of Kechara Sunday Dharma School (KSDS). It is not an easy task, but you have done it very well with your pure motivation just to impart dharma to them. We are fortunate to have a volunteer teacher like you. Please keep it and let KSDS growing with much flourish.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/volunteer-as-pre-school-dharma-teacher.html
  • Pastor Adeline
    Tuesday, May 31. 2016 11:16 PM
    Such an interesting post, Beatrix. There are so many interesting facts that never crossed my mind and I am glad you share them with us. I always remember that goldfish have a short memory few seconds, that’s why they can live in a small glass tank amusing themselves with the views which always seems new and interesting for them. I mean few seconds of memory means things are always new to them. Hence, we always use “a goldfish memory” on someone who had bad memory, hehe! Thank you kindly for sharing with us.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/amazing-things-you-didnt-know-about-them.html
  • Pastor Adeline
    Tuesday, May 31. 2016 11:13 PM
    Stella is one of the many caring, committed and patience teachers at the Kechara Sunday Dharma School (KSDS). She always challenges her limits and ready to learn and excel. It is definitely not easy to take on a role to teach the youngest group of KSDS, yet she finds ways to succeed. She is versatile and takes her own initiatives to help in many areas in addition to the teaching role. She is an asset, to say the least.

    It is teachers like her that keep the KSDS growing and continue to bring dharma to the younger generations.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/volunteer-as-pre-school-dharma-teacher.html
  • Pastor Adeline
    Tuesday, May 31. 2016 10:36 PM
    This is an interesting article that opened my mind and the willingness in accepting new ideas previously unknown of. Personally, I believe in aura and CHI that are essential in making the Chinese and alternative treatments effective. The Chinese medicine has been in existence for more than 5000 years, a time before x-rays, scanners etc. and it has been treating illnesses successfully for as long as it has been available. The basic principle of Chinese medication is that the body is like a small universe and every organ, liquid, vein etc. are interrelated. The flow of CHI is also part of it. If the CHI can’t flow smoothly, that is when sickness occurs. I think this is very logical.

    I am happy that this Kirlian Photography and Aura Healing are now accepted in many fields to help people in dealing with their emotional and physical problems. These methods are closer to the nature of our mind and body and when apply, should improve our situations pairing with modern technologies.

    Thank you, Joy, for this interesting and useful read.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/kirlian-photography-aura-healing-science-or-myth.html
  • Pastor Adeline
    Tuesday, May 31. 2016 10:36 PM
    Thank you, Vinnie, for this informative piece on Zozo and the Qujia board. When I was between 11-13, it was something “in” to explore the spirit world with coin, pen etc. I was too afraid to play with the 碟仙. Somehow the 碟仙 sounded more powerful than the coin or pen spirit. Talk about being ignorant :p

    In the Buddhist cosmology, spirit, demon etc. are part of the six realms of existence, they have same negative emotions like us – anger, desire, greed, jealousy etc., some of them are very mean and harmful which we do not want to connect with. Connecting with a spirit normally resulted in harm for us and our loved ones. They have clairvoyance so they can easily manipulate us by fueling our negative thoughts they are too familiar with. There are good spirits, but I don’t think we want to risk it.

    Our curiosity of the unknown world should be pacified by learning useful and correct knowledge that will help us in understanding what is around us. Our curiosity shouldn’t be lead to harm.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/zozo-the-ouija-board-demon.html
  • wooishen
    Tuesday, May 31. 2016 09:50 PM
    Thank for sharing this amazing buddhist history …

    I looking and searching for this true history for quiet some times…

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/the-buddhist-kingdoms-of-indonesia.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
  • Lin Mun
    Tuesday, May 31. 2016 08:59 PM
    This is a very interesting article and thanks for sharing Beatrix. Never knew of so many capabilities that the animals have.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/amazing-things-you-didnt-know-about-them.html
  • Lin Mun
    Tuesday, May 31. 2016 07:56 PM
    Thank you Stella for sharing your experience. I am very happy for you that you have overcome your reluctance to teach young children. To me it is a great breakthrough.

    You have proven that perseverance brings positive result. Your action surely inspire me and others to work harder for dharma.

    In addition, I would also like to thank all the KSDS teachers for working so hard to bring dharma to children.

    Most importantly thank you Rinpoche for building Kechara so we are able to practice and learn dharma here.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/volunteer-as-pre-school-dharma-teacher.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Tuesday, May 31. 2016 03:56 PM
    First of all, this is really an important article that Dorje Shugden practitioners of trying times should read and understand. It provides the background on Dharma Protector, the ranks of Dharma Protector, as well as their relationship with the secular State governance.

    Secondly, and more importantly, this article draws parallel between Nechung and Dorje Shugden, which allow us to realize how lucky we are through the blessing of our Lama to be able to rely on enlightened Dharmapala, Dorje Shugden.

    I would like to share the few points that stood out to me:

    1. Dharma Protector’s role is to protect the Buddha’s teachings and its religious institutions against adversaries, to preserve the integrity of its teachings. It will also provide conducive circumstances and methods for practitioners to overcome inner enemies, negative emotions and outer difficulties.

    2. In our belief, Dharmapala are divided into 2 groups: a) supramundane protectors; who are usually emanations of enlightened beings and are beyond the six-realms of existence, naturally they are higher ranking than those of mundane nature. And, b) mundane protectors; who are resides within the six-realms of existence.

    3. Supramundane protector can appear in 2 forms: a) supramundane form such as Kalarupa, Palden Lhamo, Mahakala, and b) those who manifest in mundane forms like Setrap, Kache Marpo and Dorje Shugden.

    4. Pehar Gyalpo was originally from ancient Persia, he was bound by an oath to protect Tibetan Buddhism by Guru Rinpoche together with various other spirits. Pehar Gyalpo was installed as the guardian of the first Buddhist monastery in Tibet, Samye monastery.

    5. Dorje Dragden is Pehar’s main minister, and through him Pehar began to communicate with the Tibetan government and its subjects through a medium who became known as the Nechung Oracle.

    6. Nechung Oracle is the State Oracles to the Tibetan government. Since the 16th century, State Oracles like Nechung have served as advisors to the Dalai Lamas and provided counsel on important decisions, especially those that concerned national security or religious expansion.

    7. Nechung Oracle has a track record of inaccurate predictions and there is a general belief that the trances by the Nechung Oracle are not really of Pehar Gyalpo or that Pehar Gyalpo’s pronouncements cannot be relied upon.

    8. René de Nebesky-Wojkowitz in his book Oracles and Demons of Tibet gave a clear indication that Pehar Gyalpo, through his many centuries of serving HHDL, he will achieve full enlightenment no longer stand as the chief of worldly Dharma Protectors. When he step downDorje Shugden will then take over his role, rising to be the next great protector of our time and the ‘chief Dharmapala of Tibet’ which means that he will be the most prominent Buddhist protector of the Tibetan Buddhist lineages.

    As such, all thies feud that was created for Dorje Shugden is really unnecessary. We should take a step back and realize that Dorje Shugden has become extremely popular the world over despite the controversy. As the Dalai Lama bans Dorje Shugden, he is still being worshipped in centers worldwide and especially growing in China. It could be true that Nechung and Dorje Shugden are working hand-in-hand for the sole purpose to protect the Dharma, especially the special teachings of Lama Tsongkhapa’s lineage.

    Thank you very much Rinpoche and Pastor Adeline for bringing this important piece of teaching to us in an organized and easy to understand manner.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/nechung-the-retiring-devil-of-tibet.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Tuesday, May 31. 2016 03:05 PM
    This is a truly amazing deck of fun facts about animals. I enjoy reading it very much as well as learning a great deal about animals that I never knew before. For example:
    1. Sharks cannot develop cancer – wow! I hope this is NOT the reason why people love shark fins.
    2. Oyster can change gender – what an ability!
    3. Octopuses have 9 brains – I wish we can too, then we can multitask better.

    Thank you Rinpoche and Beatrix for this article. It is very entertaining.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/amazing-things-you-didnt-know-about-them.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Tuesday, May 31. 2016 02:56 PM
    This is truly a good beginning for a new chapter for animals. I rejoice that New Zealand is the first country in the world to recognize that animal, like us, human, are worthy of respect. By passing amendment on New Zealand’s Animal Welfare Bill, now New Zealander officially recognize all animals as sentient beings; i.e. have feelings in the same way that we, human, do. New Zealand had also passed bill on making it illegal for animal cruelty & abuse, animal research & testing, as well as all form of hunting and capture of wild animals.

    Congrats to New Zealander! You have brought humane and compassion to a new level in human history.

    Thank you Rinpoche for bringing this meaningful news to us. I hope more countries will follow New Zealand’s footstep, especially countries like China, South Korea, Vietnam, Spain who condone animal cruelties just to satisfy the human enjoyment or taste bud.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/new-zealand-officially-recognizes-all-animals-as-sentient-beings.html
  • sonny tan
    Tuesday, May 31. 2016 10:28 AM
    sonny tan on May 31, 2016 at 10:27 am
    Thank you Pastor Antoinette, your article on rats, mice is indeed very intriguing and absorbing. I remembered way back that some people uses cages to trap the rats and when captured they pour hot water over the rats. It is actually a very inhuman and very cruel way of disposing these rats. Your article illustrate some very good preventive method which hopefully can be adopted so that less killing can be seen and karma not created. I have on many occassion disallowed it whenever I come across such methods being used by my own household people. I would volunteer to take this cage with the rats in it and release it somewhere faraway. By doing so it will also prevent them from creating unnecessary karma for themselves.
  • Yeo Kwai Gin
    Tuesday, May 31. 2016 01:11 AM
    Yeo Kwai Gin on May 30, 2016 at 10:11 pm
    财王金泽乃是多杰雄登的“增长”相,全身黄色,骑宝马。
    诚心恳求金泽,我们就能够祈请增长力量来到我们生活中,例如财富、寿命以及所有善德。
    克切拉禅修林的财王庙,现在已经开始有来自马来西亚各州的游客和新加坡的游客到来参观和祈福。修行上的人,诚心念诵心咒和祈愿文,有效地为他们解除生活上的障碍,累积资粮,让他们在修行的道路上更加精进与顺利。
    感谢詹杜固仁波切把财王带给我们,让每一个人都可以得到祂的加持与庇护。

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/gyenze-chapel-chinese.html
  • Lin Mun
    Monday, May 30. 2016 09:26 PM
    Thank you Pastor David for sharing the Cittamani Tara in detailed.

    My understanding from this article is as follows :

    1) Cittamani Tara is a one of the tantric practice.
    2) A tantric practice is a transmission of a pure lineage and with guru devotion.
    3) All Buddhist practices, including tantric practices are built on and depend on the keeping of one’s refuge vows.
    4) I do not agree on the accusation that Dorje Shugden is a demon. It is a practice that is transmitted from the a pure lineage, so how can it be wrong. It does not make sense that all high lamas that practice Dorje Shugden is wrong because it is being transmitted from their Guru.

    I hope more people will understanding that the ban on Dorje Shugden is not right and the accusation is wrong.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/cittamani-tara.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Monday, May 30. 2016 09:20 PM
    Cittamani Tara is an important practice, not because of the mere status of the teaching that belongs to the highest yoga tantra, but also because of the lineage masters. In order for Cittamani Tara’s tantric practice to lead to attainments, practitioner has to invoke the blessing of all the lineage Gurus. But since some of the lineage Gurus practice the teaching of Dorje Shugden, who had been nullified by HHDL and the Tibetan in Exile leadership, then the Cittamani Tara lineage teaching will not be valid. If the teaching of Cittamani Tara is invalid, then why would HHDL and high lamas Gelugpa School went around the world to give initiation of Cittamani Tara? This is something serious for us to ponder on.

    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this rich article; it is thought provoking when we draw parallel with Dorje Shugden practice.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/cittamani-tara.html

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The Unknown

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

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Vajradharma. In Vajra Yogini's tantra, we always visualize our root teacher in this form. We should see him in his divine form. 
2 days ago
These are the tantric implements that a Tantrika must carry with them everywhere they go as part of their commitment
2 days ago
Myself walking with my teacher the then abbot fo Gaden Shartse Monastery. H.E. Kensur Rinpoche Jampa Yeshe and I was leaving the main prayer hall of Gaden Shartse and walking through the debate courtyard.
2 days ago
Emperor Kangxi's official state seal
2 days ago
Such a beautiful Yamantaka Statue
3 days ago
Grand looking painting of the Gelug Savant His Holiness Chankgya Rolpai Dorje
4 days ago
My shrine in Los Angeles back in 2014. I just came across this picture from: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/look-what-i-found.html
4 days ago
Very unique art work of Dorje Shugden
6 days ago
Beautiful 7ft Tara arrives today. See the beautiful picture and video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Okk8P3WIWFo
2 weeks ago
35 Confessional Buddhas
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Please do not hate us
2 weeks ago
Beautiful statue [image: Inline image 1]
2 weeks ago
Such a stunning White Tara!
3 weeks ago
Neerja's mother accepting the highest award in India on behalf of her daughter. Her daughter's bravery saved 300 people. Her strength, compassion and presence of mind during great tragedy earned Neerja a deep place in our hearts forever. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
Goddes supreme, with a wave of your right hand the 84,000 demonic interfering beings are repelled. With the powerful umbrella you hold in your left grants supreme protection upon your devotees. Although beautiful to behold you are fully attained and beyond samsara and a perfect refuge. Grant us protection, love and wisdom with your sacred mantra powerful Dukkar Goddess. ~Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
I love Japan so much. The water is so blue and clean. The landscape is so magical. It's such a beautiful country and a great place to engage in meditational retreats.
3 weeks ago
A good meme by Pastor Seng Piow!
3 weeks ago
Gaden Jangtse Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Chojor together with Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Monastery
3 weeks ago
May 31, 1990, the day Tsem Rinpoche was enthroned formally in Gaden Shartse Monastery
3 weeks ago
Panglung Oracle in trance back in 1925
3 weeks ago
More lamas/Tibetans are speaking up. This has nothing to do with Dorje Shugden ban although it helps the Dorje Shugden cause because there is more unrest and disharmony from many sectors within Tibetans showing the world so many are unhappy with the leadership.-Lodreu Rabsel Rinpoche's strong letter to the Dalai Lama regarding giving religious freedom within the Karma Kagyu sect of Buddhism is a MUST READ- and he is applauded as courageous for writing this: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=99364
4 weeks ago
The beautiful truth
4 weeks ago
Manjushri notes
4 weeks ago
Karma Kagyu’s Lodreu Rabsel Rinpoche asks the Dalai Lama for Religious Freedom-This is explosive-Must read! http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=99364
4 weeks ago
The place where Lord Tsongkapa's holy remains are housed for pilgrims to visit in Gaden Monastery Tibet.
4 weeks ago
How death is so near, yet I cherish my ego more than my guru, more than his instructions and my protector. They are the only ones significant at death for me and yet I still think I have time. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
Would be so nice to live in an area where Bigfoot is prevalent and sighted. That would include mountains and lakes too.
1 month ago
Because of the ban against Dorje Shugden followers started in 1996, 700 monks had to cut from Sera Mey Monastery and start this new monastery. This new Serpom Monastery located in South India still suffers tremendous hatred and prejudice, but the brave monks continue their practice and lineage.
1 month ago
Vietnamese monk who self immolated hoping to bring change in his country. He sacrificed his life and sat still during the immense pain of his body burning.
1 month ago
Protector of the Sakya School of Buddhism, Gonpo Gur or Mahakala Panjarnata
1 month ago
Such a wondrous place to be with such a view that heals the soul. Why live in a city where it is unnatural and polluted. Everyday in the city is a day away from where we belong. We belong among the greens, forest, mountains and clean air. We belong in such a place and doing our retreats, sadhanas and mantras to find the ultimate place of belonging and peace....the ultimate place is within us with a developed spiritual mind. Hard to achieve among distractions in the city. 
1 month ago
This is the five foot Arya Avalokitesvara statue I have offered Gaden Shartse Monastery many years ago. It still graces the main prayer hall of Gaden Shartse Monastery.
1 month ago
Painting of 31st Sakya Trizin Kunga Lodro- Did you know that 7 of the great throneholders of the Sakya lineage of Tibetan Buddhism practiced Dorje Shugden and even composed extensive prayers to him? Take a look here and see what you can learn: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=98227
2 months ago
This is a good motto to work by within a team.
2 months ago
Beautiful painting of Pandit Naropa
2 months ago
Beautiful painting of Lord Buddha's miraculous birth.
2 months ago
Beautiful image of Tara.
2 months ago
This is a good read. Evocative and memory filled: http://www.davidlai.me/2015/04/20/memory-of-the-vw-van/
2 months ago
Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
It was nice to meet them.
2 months ago
Good friends came to visit me. I was happy to see them as they have brave hearts and pure samaya. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Lef to right: Cousin Tsagan, dad, Aunt Meda, mom, sister Lidshma, cousin Liz, Aunt Elena, friend from France and Susie in Green dress. People whom I am fond of from the distant past..
2 months ago
Some friends went on a spiritual pilgrimage to Nepal recently and when they returned they gifted me with these wonderful books on Yeti/Bigfoot which I don't have. Wow! I like to thank Ms. Yee Lee, Mr. Swee Keong, Ms. Phoebe Yong, Mr. CK Siah & Ms. Wei Theng for their generosity and indulging me in my bigfoot hobby. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
The famous 5th Panglung Oracle
2 months ago
Mysterious print of Pelden Hlamo the Goddess protector
2 months ago
This is a thangka of Cittamani Tara where her body mandala appears clearly. This image was circulated back in Thubten Dhargye Ling when HH Zong Rinpoche taught her sacred practice which was a pure vision of Thapu Dorje Chang. Thapu Dorje Chang received this practice in a pure vision. He was the guru of Pabongka Rinpoche.
2 months ago
Beautiful article on the Drigung Kagyu Achi Chokyi Drolma: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=94766
2 months ago
Tsem Rinpoche making offerings of robes to Lord Buddha in Bodhgaya
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  • Dorje Shugden oracle taking trance in China
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    Dorje Shugden oracle taking trance in China
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    Dorje Shugden oracle taking trance in China
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    Taking Trance
  • See what humans can do
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    See what humans can do
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    Shocking undercover video shows animal abuse at 'humane cert
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    Video reveals what goes on inside 'humane slaughterhouse' in
  • People can really live their lives to save others. This is a good way to live. Beautiful video.
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    People can really live their lives to save others. This is a good way to live. Beautiful video.
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    6 months ago
    All beings have feelings and do not want pain, to be hurt or harmed. Therefore we must respect this and not harm animals. See this video how this man has made good friends with a special fish who comes when he rings for the fish. Touching. Tsem Rinpoche
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    8 months ago
    HH the Dalai Lama prays with HH Trijang Rinpoche and HH Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. Such a beautiful video of His Holiness Dalai Lama, His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and His Holiness Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche (Very exalted high Nyingma lama) are all praying together. In the background you see a young Kyabje Lati Rinpoche too. So beautiful. This is how it was before the ban. All the sects and high lamas were superbly harmonious. After the Dorje Shugden ban things changed for the worse. May the ban be released soon. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Nice Dorje Shugden rock painting
    9 months ago
    Nice Dorje Shugden rock painting
  • His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche teaches the truth of life and our impeding death.
    9 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche teaches the truth of life and our impeding death.
  • A kind message from Mr. Tsering Wangchuk to me. Thank you so much. Tsem Rinpoche
    9 months ago
    A kind message from Mr. Tsering Wangchuk to me. Thank you so much. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 1)
    9 months ago
    Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 1)
  • Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 2)
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    Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 2)
  • His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche accepts Long Life puja
    11 months ago
    His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche accepts Long Life puja

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  • May 30, 2016 00:06
    Thorim asked: Is there a pratice to deal with social anxiety/ "bad" inhibition? Yet it is really hard for me to enjoy party and people with this anxiety that arise when I'm in public, it also make it difficult to help people with compassion in public, for example if a person fall and that there is a lot of people around, I have a really big "freeze" because of the social anxiety. Thanks
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  • May 29, 2016 05:01
    Lukas asked: What would happen if such a thing like everyone is nice and passionated about his "opponent" would become "reality" on this earth? Obviously theoretically lol My narcistic mind forces me to put reality and opponent in quotes duality you know. I'm a wise human being so (*word removed by admin*) reflected hah PS: I like you but seem a bit crazy try some of my western medicine my doctor is very patient about my neuroses and anger managment attempts...
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  • May 28, 2016 04:05
    Bradley asked: On page 43 of the Diamond Path. It states DS's emenations are endowed with the 27 enlightened activities, may I ask what are the 27?
    pastor answered: Dear Bradley, Thank you for your question. The verse you are referring to is the first verse of the Praise to Dorje Shugden:
    “Though gone to the state of the Sugatas countless aeons ago, In order to benefit the teachings and migrators, as whatever tames beings, Your hundreds of emanations are endowed with the 27 enlightened activities; Praise to the pervading lord, mighty Dorje Shugden.”
    These twenty-seven enlightened activities are enumerated in the last verses of Chapter Eight of the Abhisamayalankara taught by Maitreya to Arya Asanga. It is commonly called the Ornament of Clear Realisation in English. This text is of great importance to most Tibetan Buddhist lineages and in the Lam Rim Chenmo, or Great Stages on the Path to Enlightenment, Lama Tsongkhapa actually states that it is the root text of the Lam Rim tradition as founded by Jowo Dipamkara Atisha. This text is still one the five great texts studied by monks in the Geshe programme throughout Gelug monasteries. A thorough explanation of these twenty-seven points is a topic of intense philosophical study, however I have listed them below:
    1. The enlightened being performs deeds that appease beings in the Six Realms (God Realm, Demi-god Realm, Human Realm, Animal Realm, Hungry Ghost Realm and Hell Realm).
    2. Bringing sentient beings to the Dharma using four ways: generosity, using good speech, training them according to their level of intelligence and in stages, and by practicing what they teach.
    3. Having the understanding of what defilements are and the methods of purifying them.
    4. The true character of their activities for the benefit of all sentient beings, which is from the basis of realising that all sentient beings do not exist inherently.
    5. The practice of the Six Perfections: generosity, morality, patience, joyous effort, concentration and wisdom.
    6. Teaching the virtuous path to Buddhahood, which is the abandonment of the 10 non-virtues: killing, stealing, sexual misconduct, lying, divisive speech, harsh words, idle talk, covetousness, ill-will and wrong view.
    7. The practice of insight into the emptiness of all phenomena.
    8. The non-dual nature of all phenomena.
    9. The understanding that all dharmas as being merely conventional symbols.
    10. The insight into the absence of a basis in all dharmas.
    11. The maturing of living beings along their spiritual path through skilful means.
    12. The path of a Bodhisattva.
    13. The systematic effort to block all inclinations to make realistic assumptions.
    14. The attainment of enlightenment.
    15. A residence in various Buddha-fields.
    16. Displaying the form of a being who is to take only one more rebirth, thereby ensuring the attainment of enlightenment.
    17. Working tireless for the benefit of all sentient beings in cyclic existence.
    18. The virtuous acts which consist in looking after all beings.
    19. The limbs of enlightenment.
    20. The condition in which the fruits of his actions are never lost, diminish or extinguished.
    21. The vision of true reality, knowing all phenomena of experience.
    22. The forsaking of all perverted views.
    23. The cognition which allows the understanding of the method which allows him to forsake the perverted views assuming the absence of all entities.
    24. The state of complete purity.
    25. The ability to have various forms to engage in various activities, which results from his pure condition.
    26. The comprehension of the non-distinction between conditioned and unconditioned phenomena.
    27. Nirvana – full and complete enlightenment.
    When listing them out completely, it can get somewhat overwhelming to understand how this relates to us as practitioners. In order to make them more relatable, they have been categorised into three parts, which make us understand them better:
    1. Activities through which the Buddhas bring beings to the Dharma.
    2. Activities through which the Buddhas help sentient beings to practice the Dharma.
    3. Activities through which the Buddhas help sentient beings to achieve enlightenment.
    In essence, all the emanations of Dorje Shugden display the above twenty-seven activities. In brief these bring people to the Dharma, help beings practice the Dharma and ultimately help beings gain full and complete enlightenment themselves. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • May 27, 2016 02:34
    T asked: Is there a teaching to deal with insomnia and fatigue?
    pastor answered: Dear T, Both insomnia and fatigue can be caused by a worried or stressed mind, if not from physical exhaustion. In this case, one needs to calm the mind and relax the body in order to ease insomnia and fatigue. There are many techniques that can help with this. I’ll mention two here. The first is mental quiescence meditation or single pointed concentration meditation. Even with this there are many methods you can use, but to make it simple, you can use the breath as your focus. This is known as breathing meditation. To practice this, sit in a quiet place either cross legged or in a chair if you prefer. And simply become aware of your breathing, concentrating on the space between your upper lip and your nose. Gently become aware of breathing in and out. If any thought comes into your mind, do not get carried away with the thought, but simply bring your focus back to your breathing and let the thought disappear by itself. There are other more advanced methods once you are familiar with breathing meditation, which can be found in texts such as Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand by Pabongka Rinpoche (Day 21), which concentrates on a visualised image of Buddha Shakyamuni instead of the breath. But one things to remember is that meditation can be difficult for people, so it is better to start with short sessions, not longer than 5-10 minutes at first. Gradually over time you will be able to increase this time frame. The key to meditation is to consistently engage in it every day. This shouldn’t be difficult because it is only 5-10 minutes long. The second is to engage in the Guru Yoga of Lama Tsongkhapa, concentrating on the recitation of the Mig Tse Ma mantra. This is an extremely beneficial practice as it invokes upon the energies and blessings of Lama Tsongkhapa, and helps to significantly calm the mind, even if we are not consciously aware how troubled our mind is. Concentrating on the mantra recitation also acts as focus for single pointed concentration as well. You can watch a commentary to this practice by His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/tsongkapas-daily-practice-video-commentary.html. If you are interested in this practice, there is a box set which can help you start the practice available here: http://www.vajrasecrets.com/tsongkhapa-boxset-english and a written commentary available here: http://www.vajrasecrets.com/tsongkhapa-a-simple-guide-to-a-powerful-practice. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • May 26, 2016 04:00
    Thori asked: Thanks for your answer. But when you say "This can be coupled with various visualisations during the mantra recitations as well."what visualisations should I do, for example for the sadhana "DISSOLVING JE RINPOCHE INTO OURSELVES"? Other question, can the Sadhana be recitated in english? Andn we must recite them with high voice or can it be recitated simply in the mind? Thanks!
    pastor answered: Dear Thorim, For the visualisations of the Guru Yoga of Lama Tsongkhapa, during which you recite the Mig Tse Ma mantra, His Eminence 25th Tsem Rinpoche has given a very good commentary on the practice, available to watch here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/tsongkapas-daily-practice-video-commentary.html The most common forms of visualisations for this practice can be found in the book ‘TSONGKHAPA – A Simple Guide to a Powerful Practice’ which is available at any Kechara Paradise outlet in Malaysia, or can be invited only here: http://www.vajrasecrets.com/tsongkhapa-a-simple-guide-to-a-powerful-practice. This includes the visualisations on gaining the Seven Wisdoms, as well as other visualisations. These visualisations are excellent, as they not only help a person achieve meditative stabilisation, but invoke the blessings and energy of Lama Tsongkhapa. As for the Sadhana, it does not need to be recited in Tibetan. It can be recited in English or any other language. In fact, I would suggest, as you start your practice that you recite in the language you are familiar with, as you will be able to understand the words and meaning of each verse clearer. Later on, if you want, you can start reciting in Tibetan. Sadhanas and especially mantras should be recited out aloud, but softly. Sadhanas and mantras are not recited in the mind, but spoken. For mantras as they are the form of the Buddhas in sound, they should be softly vocalised. I hope this helps.
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