We Have to Be True to Ourselves

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Dear friends around the world,

When I openly informed the public that I practise and will continue to practise Dorje Shugden, I basically committed ‘professional’ suicide as a teaching lama that has some standing within the international Buddhist community. And then some people like the monasteries, friends, non-Tibetan people who follow Tibetan Buddhism, long-time compatriots and people I had grown up with, had to ‘toe the party line’ and they avoided me, abandoned me and never spoke to me again. Just because the Tibetan leadership said we cannot practise Dorje Shugden, we have no freedom to continue and must abandon our religious beliefs immediately. Failing to do so includes ‘punishments’ like ostracisation, segregation, criticism, loss of ‘credentials’, being labelled a Chinese government-paid spy, having to endure hundreds of hate comments on social media, death threats, abandonment by relatives, being disallowed from joining any Tibetan public events within the communities, being barred from any of the Dalai Lama‘s public talks (although everyone else of any religious or non-religious denomination is allowed) and constant attacks on my personal life. The attacks on my character by total strangers on social media are to discredit me so that my continued practice of Dorje Shugden is seen as the actions of someone who is of lesser value, and is therefore easily relegated to something that deserves to be punished. I am someone who deserves to be degraded, berated and in fact hated just because I refuse to be brow-beaten into abandoning my spiritual practice of my choice. People say, “Why don’t you just practise quietly?” That is what I am trying to do but I am berated on social media and by the Tibetan communities always. I have a right to practise and share this practice with whoever I want, as does any other person of any other religion for their own faith.

I have had high profile lamas privately write to me and tell me to seek audience with the Dalai Lama to ‘confess’ my bad deed of practising Dorje Shugden, and then surrender and get into the Dalai Lama’s good books again. They infer that by doing so I will become popular, well-known, clear my reputation and things will become ‘easier’ for me. They even offer to help me do so, saying they will write introduction letters for me. When I politely declined, they have avoided me till this day although I have met and known them for decades. Even lamas whom I have known for 30 years, suddenly will not talk to me anymore.

Even lamas who practised Dorje Shugden and abandoned the practice to be politically correct do not speak to me now, even though we were friends prior to this. I had thought that our friendship was based on each other and not our spirituality, but the lines seemed to be blurred now. I am the bad guy for continuing with Dorje Shugden and so they want to stay ‘clean’ by avoiding me. By interacting with a fellow spiritual colleague such as myself, it would be ‘professional suicide’ for them too. I guess being accepted helps you continue your spiritual work, even if it means you have to bury your conscience deeply.

The Tibetan leadership say we have full freedom to practise Dorje Shugden if we choose and the Dalai Lama is just giving ‘advice’ not to practise. But they have to say this in order to look democratic, so they can continue receiving Western financial aid which amounts in the millions. So they say we can choose to follow the ‘advice’ or not, but if we choose NOT to follow this one single ‘advice’ from the Dalai Lama, then we are not allowed to his talks, to Tibetan events, to the monasteries, to Tibetan institutions and we are totally demonised and segregated. Surprisingly (or not), any other advice that is not followed does not have such severe penalties. This is happening now and daily.

Just think – I believe in the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha, and have practised Buddhism for over 40 years. My family, parents and grandparents are all Buddhists. My root teacher conferred upon me the practice of Dorje Shugden when I was 18 (I am now 51) and told me to continue this for life. I swore to that oath with my root teacher. According to Buddhist tantric codes, no leader or other spiritual authority should or could override this. Some Tibetan spiritual authorities try to make me override my teacher’s instructions but according to tantric codes, we must carry out our sworn promises to our root teacher and that is all I am doing. I have simplified this but basically that is what it is. My teacher for the entirety of his 81 years of life practised Dorje Shugden, as did his teacher and his teacher before him for the last 400 years since the Dorje Shugden lineage originally and officially began.

Now I am hated, demonised, avoided, degraded, berated and segregated simply for my religious beliefs. I have never had any ill intentions towards my own people the Tibetans, the Tibetan nation or His Holiness the Dalai Lama, but I simply wish to continue to practise Dorje Shugden (which I had sworn to my root teacher I would do). But on a daily basis, I am attacked on social media by people I have never met and called all types of names for upholding my personal religious beliefs. This type of spiritual harassment and hatred started by the Tibetan leadership must end if they wish to be recognised as democratic and truly in service of their own Tibetan people. The Tibetan leadership must speak up and embrace everyone no matter what their religion is. Their ‘democratic’ label is important to further garner the financial support of many Western and Japanese donors who support the Tibetan refugee leaders in Dharamsala, and the Tibetan diaspora community of 150,000 or more in India and Nepal. It is sad that the Tibetan leadership has not become independent of handouts and financial support after being in exile since 1959. This in itself speaks volumes. It has been 58 years already and the exiled Tibetan leaders still need handouts, donors and aid in the millions? Why is that? This really speaks volumes, and not positively so.

I firmly believe that if I am a Tibetan, whether I am an atheist, Buddhist, Muslim, Bonpo, Jonangpa, Dorje Shugden, Shamanistic or none of the above, I should be embraced, respected and given equal footing with other Tibetans by the Tibetan leadership (CTA) just by virtue of the fact I am Tibetan. For example all Americans should be treated equally by their American governments, and the same can be said for every other people and their government. Their religion, colour, gender and orientation should make no difference in the fair governance of their own people by any leadership. I should be allowed, if I choose to be involved, with all Tibetan gatherings and secular talks given by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. I and my Dorje Shugden compatriots should not be barred from the Dalai Lama’s secular talks based on my religion. His Holiness the Dalai Lama is famous worldwide for his reputation of religious tolerance. Why not be tolerant too, towards his own people who practise Dorje Shugden? My religion should not matter in the eyes of the Tibetan leadership. All citizens should be treated equally. This is a sign of an ‘enlightened’, modern, progressive and democratic government. Would any genuine democratic government make any laws or advise any citizen against any religion in today’s world? Of course not. Unfortunately this is not happening within the Tibetan communities which are torn apart by prejudice and discrimination. I hope this changes soon.

I have no ill intent to my fellow Tibetan people, the Tibetan nation, its leaders and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. I have no political connections or inclinations and never had to any country. I am a monk and I have no political interests; my only interests are spiritual in nature. I have never harmed the Tibetans or their communities and have no intention of doing so. In fact I have donated greatly to the poorer Tibetan communities, monasteries, the Dalai Lama’s causes and the Tibetan leadership in the past 20 years. I have raised quite a substantial amount of money for them. They have kept all my offerings, donations and financial help although I practise Dorje Shugden, but they have ostracised me. It seems my donations are clean but I am not. All I am seeking is freedom of religion, for the Tibetan leadership to give full freedom of spiritual practice without segregation, and for no more demonisation of any Tibetan who sees things differently but are still loyal to their own people, as I am. My spiritual views are different, but I still respect His Holiness the Dalai Lama very much and wish our Tibetans the best always. Om Mani Peme Hung.

Humbly,
Tsem Rinpoche

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做真实的自己

当我公开告知大众我修多杰雄登,并且会继续修多杰雄登,作为一位在国际佛教群体中拥有某程度声望的授法上师,我基本上是在“自毁前程”。接踵而来的是有的人,像是一些寺院、我的朋友们、追随藏传佛教的非藏人、我的老朋友们及跟我一块长大的人们,由于他们必须“服从命令”,他们回避我,背弃我,从此不再跟我说话。这一切只因流亡藏人领导说我们不可以修多杰雄登,于是我们没有继续信仰多杰雄登的自由,更必须立即放弃我们的信仰。不愿服从的“惩治”就包括遭到排挤、隔离、批评、取消“资格”,甚至是被标签为中国政府专聘的间谍、在社交网站上承受数以百计充满仇恨的留言、死亡威胁、亲人的背弃,乃至于不被允许在藏人社群内参与任何公开活动、出席达赖尊者的任何一场公开开示(尽管其他任何宗教人士或无神论者都能出席),以及对我的私人生活进行攻击。陌生人们在社交网站上对我人格的攻击是旨在贬低我,那么我继续信仰多杰雄登的举动,就会被看成是低劣人的所为,于是追随这个信仰也更容易被贬为一件应受惩罚的事。我是一个应受贬低、辱骂,甚至是憎恨的人,只是因为我不受威逼放弃我所选择的信仰。有人说:“你对你的信仰保持低调一点不就可以了吗?”这的确是我想做的事,但我经常在社交网站上面对来自藏人和其他人的辱骂。即便如此,我有权利实践我的信仰,并且自由地跟任何人分享我的信仰,正如信仰任何宗教的任何人都能跟任何人分享他们的信仰。

曾有一些高知名度的上师私下联系我。他们说我应该前去拜见达赖尊者,向尊者“忏悔”我信仰多杰雄登的恶行,然后臣服于尊者,重获尊者的欢心。他们还暗示若我这么做,我会变得很有名气,会受到追捧,我也能为自己清洗罪名,事情都会变得更“容易”一些。他们甚至自荐要帮我一把,说替我写介绍信。当我委婉地回拒他们时,他们自此回避我,即便我们相识几十年。有的喇嘛甚至与我相交30年,但他们突然就不再跟我说话了。

那些因政治正确而放弃多杰雄登修持的喇嘛现在也不跟我说话了,虽然以前我们也算是相识一场。我一直以为我们的友情是建基在彼此而非信仰之上,但现在看来,这界限已经模糊不清。由于我继续信仰多杰雄登,我成了众矢之的,于是他们为“明哲保身”而回避我。跟像我这样的修行同伴来往,对他们而言也是“自毁前程”。我想,“被接受”会对你维持你的弘法事业起助益的作用,即使这么做需要把良知深埋心底。

流亡藏人领导说,如果我们选择信仰多杰雄登,我们有全然的自由这么做,达赖尊者只是“劝告”人们不要修。然而,为了能继续获取西方世界数额高达百万的金钱援助,他们不得不这么说好假装民主。于是他们说我们可以自行选择听从该“劝告”与否,但如果我们选择不听从达赖尊者的这么一个“劝告”,我们就不被允许出席他的开示,不允许参与藏人的活动,不允许到寺院去、到藏人的各个场所,我们甚至被彻底的妖魔化和排挤。很意外(或毫无意外)地,不听从尊者的其他劝告并不会遭受如此惨重的惩罚。这一刻,此景正上演着,日复一日地上演着。

想一想:40年来我实修佛陀教法,我皈依佛法僧,我的家人、父母、祖父母都是佛教徒。18岁那年(如今我51岁),我的根本上师赐予我多杰雄登的修持,并交代我要修一辈子。为此,我已经向根本上师许下承诺。根据佛教密法的准则,任何一个权贵或佛教权威都不该,亦不能推翻我们对根本上师许下的承诺。一些藏传佛教的权威尝试使我推翻我上师的指示,但按照密法准则,我们一定要严守对根本上师的承诺,我做的一切,仅是如此。我已经简化对此的解释,但其基调就是这样。我的上师在他整整81年的生命里都修持多杰雄登。他的上师,以及他上师的上师和祖师们,自400年前多杰雄登传承缘起之时,都是如此修持。

如今,只因我的宗教信仰,人们憎恨我、妖魔化我、回避我、贬低我、辱骂我、排挤我。我从不对我的藏族同胞、西藏或达赖尊者怀有任何恶意,我只是希望继续修持多杰雄登(我已经向我的根本上师承诺会这么做)。然而,那些与我素未谋面的陌生人却因为我坚守我个人的信仰而在社交网站上攻击我、以各种方式辱骂我。这是我的日常。如果流亡藏人领导希望被世界认可为民主的领导,也真心想为藏族同胞服务,那么他们就必须终止这场由他们引起的宗教骚扰和仇恨。流亡藏人领导一定要发声并且接受每一个人,不管他们的信仰是什么。流亡藏人领导的“民主”标签在进一步积累来自西方世界及日本的资金上扮演举足轻重的角色。因为身处达兰萨拉的流亡藏人领导,以及身处印度跟尼泊尔的15万或更多流亡藏人将从中受益。可悲的是,自1959年开始流亡后,流亡藏人领导仍未能做到自供自给,还在依赖别人的救济和资助。单是这一点就说明了许多。58年了,流亡藏人领导还需要别人数以百万的救济、捐款和援助?为何会这样?这充分说明了不大正面的事实。

我坚信自己作为一名藏人,不管我是无神论者、佛教徒、穆斯林、苯教教徒、觉囊派信众、多杰雄登修持者、萨满教教徒或其他我没提及的宗教教徒,我都应该获得藏人行政中央的接受,获得尊重,跟其他人藏人平起平坐,单凭我是一名藏人的事实。打个比方,每一个美国人都应该获得美国政府的平等对待。同样的,其他国家的子民也都应该获得各自政府的平等对待。不管是哪一国领导,他们都不应基于人们的宗教、肤色、性别和喜好而给人们不同的待遇。 如果我选择参与藏人们的各种聚会及出席达赖尊者的非宗教性质讲座,我应该获准参与。我和我的多杰雄登同胞不应基于我们的信仰而被禁止出席达赖尊者的非宗教性质讲座。达赖尊者一向以接纳各个宗教而享誉世界,为何不接纳多一组人——信仰多杰雄登的藏族同胞呢?我的宗教信仰不应是流亡藏人领导所关注的事,每一个子民都应该获得平等的对待。这是一个民主政府“开明”、进步的象征。今时今日,世界有哪一个真正的民主国家会制定任何法律,或是给子民劝告,以反对任何一个宗教呢?当然不会。不幸的是,这样的事情正在已被偏见和歧视分裂的流亡藏人社群中上演。我希望这一切很快地会出现变化。

我对我的藏族同胞、西藏、其领导和达赖尊者不怀有任何恶意。我没有任何政治上的挂钩或倾向,也不曾跟任何一个国家有如此的关系。我是一位僧人,我对政治不感兴趣,我的唯一兴趣是修行性质的事物。我从来没有伤害过藏族同胞,也没有意图这么做。事实上,过去20年我给贫困的藏族同胞、寺院、达赖尊者的事业和流亡藏人领导捐过不少的款项。我曾为他们筹过数额颇大的款项。虽然我信仰多杰雄登,他们仍然保留我所供养的东西、我筹得的款项和资金,但他们驱逐我。看样子,我所筹得的款项是纯洁的,但我却不是纯洁的。我寻求的只是信仰的自由,即流亡藏人领导给予全然的信仰自由,没有排挤,并且不再妖魔化那些对同胞忠心但看法有所差异的任何藏人,正如我一样。我的信仰见解或许跟你们不一样,但我仍然对达赖尊者保有崇高的敬意,我依然希望我的藏族同胞安好。唵嘛呢叭咪吽。

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  1. Colin Tan on Mar 18, 2017 at 11:00 am

    This is absolutely unfair for Tibetan leadership to discourage Dorje Shugden practitioners from practicing their religious belief. What more they are being segregated and criticized on social media and even labelled as Chinese government-paid spy. All the negative comments towards Dorje Shugden practitioners, especially Rinpoche are forms of constant attacks on his personal life. Rinpoche has shown us a great example on how to be true to ourselves. He has demonstrated how to make choice to live life the way we want despite any disagreements. When we are true to ourselves and have faith, we will have the strength to stand even in the moment of challenge and controversy. We shall all have the same spirit as Rinpoche and hopefully Tibetan leadership will one day give full freedom of spiritual practice and treat Dorje Shugden practitioners equally like any other religion followers.

  2. Echeah on Mar 13, 2017 at 3:03 am

    This reminds me of what the LGBT community has to face in mainstream society. They hide their orientation for fear of being found out, then ostracised, shunned, berated, hated and discriminated against. Then if they do come out, they face exactly that and immediately lose alot of their rights. For those who stand proud, they have to keep justifying, explaining and fighting for their rights.

    Same for religious freedom. It is unfortunate that people have had to renounce a belief they once practiced, dissociate themselves from those who practice and now demonise a practice, just to be accepted in “mainstream” Tibetan society. I guess it’s really hard to go against the grain, to stick out like a sore thumb and to be the odd one out. It’s much easier to go with the flow, to fit in and be “compliant”, even if it would mean breaking promises, vows, commitments, conscience and relationships. I can understand that people who do that are just trying to survive, don’t want to invite trouble and avoid hardship.

    It is from a heart of compassion that our Guru, H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche chose to put his own life, fame and reputation on the line and stand up for the rights of all the people who want to practice Dorje Shugden. By being the open target of all this abuse, he has put all others above self.

    May this ban be officially lifted soon. Let us all practice in peace.

  3. TekLee on Mar 13, 2017 at 2:52 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article. It is indeed shame to see that the Tibetan Leadership is still keeping this kind of thinking and doing such thing to stop their people from practicing Dorje Shugden and to get Western funding. No other country in the world manipulates their people like that in order to get funding, and no other countries in the world stand so strong to against a religion. A government who does that, is like they purposely want to separate their own people, which is very hard to get unity. Then don’t even need to talk about independent. Dorje Shugden is the protector of our time, his swift assistant and protection is what we must have faith on him and fully rely on him. As part of the Gelug lineage, Dorje Shugden is passed down from many many root Gurus of my root Guru. It can’t be fake. I have full faith of my Guru and Dorje Shugden, I will not stop practicing him. May H.H Dalai Lama see the consequences and lift the ban of Dorje Shugden soon. _/\_

  4. Carmen Koo on Mar 12, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    Religion and politics should be kept separate, otherwise, it will result into what the TIbetan Leadership has clearly created, proven and shown. In the 21st century, it is almost rare to hear of a governmental body meddling into the religious choices of its people, but we have here the Tibetan Leadership funding publications, filming videos, effecting bans and discriminatory actions towards Dorje Shugden practitioners. What is their purpose and aim that the Tibetan Leadership focuses so much on a group of Shugden practitioners? It could only be a few things, that:

    1. Diverting attention from their lack of results and blame a group of religious practitioners for it.

    2. Trying to seek a scapegoat for their what they have or have not done

    3. Trying to continue to get in the goodbooks of others by taking the ban on Dorje Shugden to another level. Using religion for a political move

    4. For their own gains/benefits, whatever it might be

    Otherwise, why would the leadership focus so much energy and efforts on sidelining the practice of Dorje Shugden where they should in fact, focus their energies on what a government in exile should actually be doing?

    His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche didn’t do anything wrong, but yet he is persecuted and barraged against for elucidating exemplary guru devotion, as all practising Tibetan Buddhists should be focusing on as a true practitioner. And this is the result created by the Tibetan Leadership. Great segregation within its people.

  5. Uncle Eddie on Mar 10, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    Yes, as the blog-title indicated: “We have to be true to ourselves.” Like our Rinpoche who had wished for in one of his blog comments to His Holiness, The Dalai Lama, so do everyone of us in our dear life, which is for our “compassionate” Dalai Lama to eradicate our sufferings to lift the Ban! At least, we wish very much the people from His Holiness, “The Dalai Lama side-views” and people from Dorje Shugden’s practitioners, meet very soon, with and in deep sincere kindness to solve this issue once and for all! It’s been l9 years since the bans started with great disharmony! It must end with absolute peace and deep harmony! May we all humbly appeal to you, His Holiness, The Dalai Lama to have compassion to please end this sensless humans’ suffering, segregation and prejudice! Please forgive us for our boldness and numbness-ignorance in appealing to your Holiness in relieving our deep sufferings as there seem to be no other choice for us! With trembling hands and deep reverence, we very humbly bow to our feet for your forgiveness and great compassion! Om Mani Padme Hung.

  6. Sofi on Mar 9, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    On reading this article the first thing that comes to mind is the violation of our fundamental human rights of religious freedom. Secondly is the violation of fair rule by a governing body. CTA being the governing body of Tibetans In Exile should be ruling their people with a fair hand and without the interference of religious practices. Instead it is CTA who instigated negative actions of discrimination, segregation and persecution of Dorje Shugden practitioners. They incited hatred and abuses against these practitioners. And publicly CTA claims they are fair and proper?? All these are happening on Indian soil where the refugees were given refuge for 100 years. The Indian government out of respect to the Dalai Lama had allowed all these acts of “terrorism” on their own soil without interference. Doesn’t complacency show agreement or acceptance?

    In any country there will be acts of discrimination but these are perpetrated by individuals or small groups. When this happens, the Governing body will step in to control the situation according to their country’s laws of anti-discrimination. With the case of discrimination against the Dorje Shugden practitioners, it is an edict by the very governing body who is supposed to protect. As such shouldn’t the world agency, United Nations step in to control the situation? Why have they not then? I think it boils down to their respect for the Dalai Lama and how CTA had slyly linked Dorje Shugden practitioners as supporters of China and the occupancy of Tibet. Though a malicious lie to deflect CTA’s own failures, many people including head of states fell prey. The Dalai Lama’s position as Nobel Peace Prize holder and a public figure of compassion and love, by default further enforced the lie by CTA.

    Rinpoche’s courage and love for the Dorje Shugden practitioners being persecuted by CTA and Anti-Shugden groups is an inspiration to me. He braved so much personal loss, attacks with vulgarities, malicious lies and even death threats just to come forth of his personal practice of Dorje Shugden so that those without voice gets the notice of their sufferance. And throughout all his appeals and actions, the shining factor is his Guru Devotion, pure practices, compassion and most of all, his deep respect for the Dalai Lama.

    I personally would add my voice to my Guru’s appeals for His Holiness the Dalai Lama to honour his compassion and love in declaring that Dorje Shugden practitioners are to be accepted and treated equally with respect. CTA should honour their role as Government with fair rule, allowing true religious freedom and lift the Ban on Dorje Shugden practices as well as stopping all negative actions against the practitioners. Om Mani Padme Hum! May the Buddha of Compassion arise!

  7. Pastor Antoinette on Mar 8, 2017 at 8:45 am

    Yes, we cannot run away from ourselves! There is no way to stop practicing Dorje Shugden because we trust Dorje Shugden fully who is the World Peace Protector and Manjushri, Buddha of Wisdom.

    Why should we stop practicing such a beneficial practice? Who would stop praying to a Buddha because of some greedy people? The choice is clear! The Tibetan Government has no right to put so heavy repercussions on Dorje Shugden practitioners. They are very undemocratic by not giving equal rights to all of their citizens. They even attack non-Tibetans because they practice Dorje Shugden!!

    Hello! Dorje Shugden can be practiced by anyone in the world! The CTA or Tibetan Government in exile has nothing to say in my religious choice! Got it? It is a human right to choose my religion and I do practice Dorje Shugden!

    Tibetan Government in exile stop this ban as it shows that you are not a government for your people! Treat all of your people equal and respect ALL religions! This is what a government should do, help ALL of their people and do not discriminate some based on religion!

    May all the repercussions on Dorje Shugden practitioners end immediately!

  8. Julia Tan on Mar 8, 2017 at 8:25 am

    Today when people are fighting for animal rights and freedom, in the dark side of a Buddhists community in side and out side Tibet, people still fighting for RELIGIOUS FREEDOM. yes, human right.

    Today, around the world, Dorje Shugden practitioners are hated, demonised, avoided, degraded, berated and segregated simply for their religious beliefs. Why is that so? because the Tibetan leadership due to political issues, they created a series of lies about Dorje Shugden and it’s practice, so that the Tibetan Leadership can continue to receive donation from western world. isn’t this disgusting?

    Every person deserve to have their own faith and belief. No matter who you are, what you choose, as long as you don’t hurt others. that’s the basic freedom and right that every person should have.

    A holy protector practice that has been passes down for 400 years by Tibet very high lamas, that must be the benefits that had brought to the practitioners that helped in their spiritual practice. it is such a karma for Tibetan leadership to ban Dorje Shugden practice without any proof but lies and divisive speech. At the same time created so much a hatred, disharmony and bad reputation in the Buddhist world.

  9. Pastor Albert on Mar 8, 2017 at 7:58 am

    Is Dorje Shugden an Enlightened Buddha or is he a Spirit.. This conversation has been going on for years and many who claimed Dorje Shugden is a spirit could not even provide any truth, it is all just because they said so.

    Tibetan Government has been very deceiving, 1 side, they say no ban at all to Dorje Shugden practice, but yet, at another side they pay money to hire people to attack DS practitioners daily, harass them, send death threats, defame the lamas with false accusations. Instead of spending money to benefit their citizen, to provide more facilities, they rather spend money on creating videos to spread more lies. Not to forget, their citizens are not living in a very good environment.

    And now when we look at Dorje Shugden practitioners side, examples of H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche, he never involve in politics, he never defame anyone, he never attack anyone online, and yet, he only spend all his time thinking how to benefit others.

    For the past many years, I have seen how Dorje Shugden help others, like healing people from severe sickness, give financial aids to people who are going through difficulties, removed their obstacles, and most important of all, a lot of people came into their spiritual practice because of him. Just this reason is good enough for me to continue practice.

  10. Pastor Chia on Mar 8, 2017 at 7:47 am

    Tibetan government said to tibetan and others they can practice what they want but why keep demonised dorje shugen practitioner. If His. Holiness Dalai Lama is spiritual head of tibetan and compassion why not tolerence toward Dorje Shugden partitioner. Listen and have convasation those who practice Dorje Shugden. No create more segregate between people believe. People in the world need religion support for their mental strange not create more doubt and disapointment. Which non of the people wish to see more at the future. Otherwise will lose out more friend and people around you. Think about that, dorje shugden practitioner has to separated from their friend and love one. How reliculos and lame.

    I ready wish to see Dorje Shugden ban will end very soon. People can open their heart talking and communicate with each others.

  11. Mingwen on Mar 8, 2017 at 7:44 am

    It’s sick to see people condemning and criticising on an individual, a religion, a type of practice or more with baseless and senseless REASONS.

    People tend to create their own awful stories and scenes to put down their opponents to fulfill their desires. This is a selfish and an irrational act. Why do we need to do so when NOTHING belong to us and everything is IMPERMANENCE. Why create more hate than love? Why create the cause of suffering when we can all leave in harmony and peace?

    May people who are in the dark/grey side, could see and follow the light and come back onto the right track.

  12. June Kang on Mar 8, 2017 at 2:09 am

    “流亡藏人领导说,如果我们选择信仰多杰雄登,我们有全然的自由这么做,达赖尊者只是“劝告”人们不要修,” 这真是太自欺欺人,禁令牌子,各种各样的禁令都有(我们就不被允许出席达赖尊者的开示,不允许参与藏人的活动,不允许到寺院去等等)还不认。 还用一大推理由隐藏,你还能相信流亡藏人领导吗?

    自从雄登禁令一路以来, 一旦你不听从这一个“劝告”,就会遭受以上所说的的惩罚。它让我想起我小时候,我父母常常说:「你听话,我就给糖果你吃,不听话,沒糖果吃,再不听话,我就打你」。哈哈,多么可悲的一种领导方式, 更可悲的是自己人打自己人,禁令讓人妻離子散,請問一個民主的政府會這樣對待自己的子民嗎?不要在把多杰雄登政治化.

    “佛的这种现身无可匹敌。如果你真的决心抑制你的思想,他甚至可以把心给你“。这是格西拉登仁波切谈多杰雄登。从这话, 格西拉登仁波切已经确认了多杰雄登为佛身。 而且是非常接近我们现代人修行的, 能补助我们的护法。拉登格西曾经被達賴喇嘛請去瑞士力康的西藏寺院當主持和弘揚佛法,拉登格西是第一位在西方國家介紹完整的戒律傳承和佛教五部大論的西藏僧人,格西拉登仁波切会是错了吗? 不要忙着错误批评人, 修持雄登是个人的信仰自由,为什么非要阻止不可?

  13. Andrea Lai on Mar 7, 2017 at 11:39 pm

    Why do religion exist in our human life?Majority of us seek enlightenment thru spirituality.Faith falls on me that I meet Tsem Rinpoche in this life as my root Guru and that is the truth. Therefore, I choose practice Dorje Shugden as my spiritual path because I follow what my Guru teach, I follow what my Guru believe.Without my Guru, I will never know Lord Buddha Dorje Shugden and the right way of spiritual path.

    Being raised by Buddhist family,I don’t have much objection from family members on my religious choice.My parents have been practicing Dharma for the past 20 years, I’m very grateful to them and it motivates me a lot.

    Personally, I’m a self-determination person.I believe what I see.Practicing Dorje Shugden beneficial to all sentient beings and this practice shouldn’t be given up or neglected.

    With firm and strong foundation together with teamwork consistency on social media,may DS ban lift ASAP.Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article for supporting and motivate us.

    With folded palms,
    Andrea Lai

  14. Eric kksiow on Mar 7, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    DS = Dorje Shugden

    At KP outlets, so far.. i don’t face any of the customers against DS practice. Most of the customers and even my sibling ( and my mom too ) are not stopping me to work in Kechara because of DS issue.

    We look to another side ( In Malaysia ) i am talking about, majority of the KP outlets customers and even my FB friends are interested on DS practice, they wanted to know more how to practice DS deeper, Why? most of my customers/friends after reciting DS mantra and make offerings to DS, amazingly their obstacles and difficulties are getting lesser, i am always glad to heard that ( DS is helping them and bring them to the path of Dharma ). I am seeing it by my eyes! ( all of the customers/friends obstacles are clear after they recite DS mantra and make offerings to DS too )

    I am glad that Rinpoche brought this ( DS ) practice to Malaysia and promote it on Social Media.

    Much grateful and appreciate what Rinpoche & Blog writer team works on Social Media.

    Thank You from my heart
    Eric kksiow

  15. pammie yap on Mar 7, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    How sad would it be if your family and friends abandon you because of your practice? Because of a practice that was given to you by your Guru, you are ostracised and looked down upon. I don’t think that I can ever accept that. Why blame me for something that I believe in? How different am I to you even if we are on different paths? You mean to say that you don’t have friends of another faith? The most important at the end of the day, is the results of our spiritual path and not what Buddha/God we practice.

    We do not put our family or friends down because of what they practice. Instead we should encourage and help them on their spiritual path. Can you say that your religion teach you to shun other people out because they are not practicing you religion? Is that right?

    Well, if I were to have friends like that, I don’t think I want to keep them around anyway because all they do is put you down and criticise you. I would rather stand firm in my practice because of what my Guru gave to me that will eventually help me to be better. And not someone who follow the crowd because they are scared of the ‘punishments’.

  16. Samfoonheei on Mar 7, 2017 at 11:58 am

    Never give up. And most importantly, be true to our self. Write from our heart, in your own voice, and about what we believe in. All of us should be given religious freedom to whatever we choose to practice.It is disappointing that the Tibetan government have can cause so much sufferings among the communities.Politics must not mix with religion, it will cause disharmony and peace among themselves. Never discriminate and segregate towards Shugden practitioners,they should be given human rights as well.Tibetan leadership have accepted offerings, donations and financial help from Rinpoche years back before the ban but now they have turn against him just because Rinpoche practices Dorje Shugden.They have forgotten of Rinpoche’s kindness and compassion in helping them.
    Feeling sad for Rinpoche ,i can only hope H.H Dalai Lama will lift the ban soon to unite all Shugden’s practitioners.I will share more of Rinpoche’s blogs ,teachings and worthy thoughts with my friends on social media so as they will know the true of the ban.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing .

  17. nicholas on Mar 7, 2017 at 12:47 am

    All Dorje Shugden practitioners is just the same as any other spiritual practitioners that deserve their freedom and choice of religious. We live in a modern world that should be given religious freedom and human rights.

    The discrimination on Dorje Shugden practice is totally unreasonable and until today I have not read or encountered any solid base for it and looking at how the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) manipulate the failure of getting back the country with the ban is very sad. Instead of uniting their people they choose to create separation and where in the world you would see such leader of the country will do this? One big question here is that CTA is keep asking for freedom for Tibet but why they don’t give freedom for their own people on their religious of choice? Why they ostracised their own people to the extend of harming their life, constantly attack on social media, relate every single Shugden practitioners as Chinese spy? & etc.

    After so many years of practice from the lineage masters and even the sponsors why create the ban now? And just like mentioned in the article why separate Shugden practitioners but not their sponsorship? Why being selective only on the benefits to the Tibetan leadership?

    The ban has only created much suffering to many people and nothing positive that we can see and experience. From the eye of the people around the world it doesn’t look good at all to the Tibetan leadership and how far they want to go with this? The effort, time and money that CTA has spend on the ban so far has brought them any positive result in bringing peace, harmony or improvement in their people welfare? All these are easily being seen and assess by the world. What is the result?

    We hope the Tibetan leadership unite all Dorje Shugden practitioners and lift the baseless ban. Tibetan leadership should show good example of freedom as that is what they are looking for. Stop blaming Shugden for their failure to get back their country but act positively to gain respect from the people all over the world.

  18. Vivian Ong on Mar 7, 2017 at 12:11 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article. I really feel sad for Rinpoche as he has to endure all the negative comments about him just because he is a Dorje Shugden practitioner. Rinpoche has done so many things for the monks and monastries and yet they treated him like this. Why would they accept Rinpoche’s help in the first place since they know Rinpoche will never abandon his practice given by his root guru Zong Rinpoche? It doesn’t make sense at all. Rinpoche’s monk friends has even avoided and unfriend him too. This must all stop. Tibetan leadership must stop feeding the wrong information to their people and create hatred. I do hope Dalai Lama will quickly lift the ban to end all these sufferings.

    With folded palms,
    Vivian

  19. Sharon Ong on Mar 7, 2017 at 12:10 am

    It’s 2017 and we are still seeing religious apartheid against Shugdenpas. Our choice of religious practice is a personal one and so is our bond with our Guru, yidam and Protector. No one should dictate what we can or cannot practise. Referring to UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS by the United Nations, I would like to highlight 2 Articles that covers everyone, even Shugdenpas.

    The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 (General Assembly resolution 217 A) as a common standard of achievements for all peoples and all nations.

    Article 2.

    Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.

    Article 18.

    Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

    More on our rights here ->>
    http://www.un.org/en/universal-declaration-human-rights/

    Just by observing how CTA is treating Shugdenpas, one can tell what kind of leadership/government will be ruling over them should they regain power in Tibet. Am sure no one would like a government that takes away the most fundamental right and dictate one’s personal choice of worship.

  20. Anne Ong on Mar 6, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for highlighting more about what has been happening to Rinpoche. I really understand and feel really sad for Rinpoche that this kind of treatment on Rinpoche is a true mental torture. It’s high time that more people take this Shugden ban more seriously and speak up to help end this suffering for all Shugden practitioners. I hope more people will put effort to do social media on twitter to get the message across to help lift the ban. I will continue to support Rinpoche all the way to lift the ban by doing more social media on twitter and facebook.

  21. So Kin Hoe (KISG) on Mar 6, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    It is very sad to hear and see a hardworking, compassionate, selfless, and kind spiritual guide, which is my own Guru, H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, receiving all types of discrimination, vulgarity, personal attacks, unfair comments and injustice every day because of practicing Dorje Shugden. The ban of Dorje Shugden is not written in any of the law and regulations from any country and yet, the discrimination and attacks against the Shugden’s practitioners have never decreased in number. Does the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) require to impose the ban of Dorje Shugden practice in order to start their daily routine job everyday? What is the logic behind that the ban of Dorje Shugden is still on-going now? On 18th September 2016, H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama has already proclaimed that the Dalai Lama himself does not stop anyone from practising Dorje Shugden. With this statement came out from H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama, all the anti-Shugden people should stop all the discrimination and attacks on Shugden’s practitioners by all means as showing respect to H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama.

    If anyone of us refers back to the history since the ban of Dorje Shugden started from 1996 until now, do the CTA and anti-Shugden people gain any benefits and advancement from banning the practice of Dorje Shugden? The answer is definitely NO. The Tibetan Government in exile is still in exile now. The ban of Dorje Shugden has caused many sufferings and pain on the Shugden’s practitioners and divided the Sangha communities without unity but only hatred, avoidance and ill feelings. This types of negative thoughts, actions and behaviors are not the fundamental of Buddha’s teachings.

    I sincerely hope and pray the ban of Dorje Shugden will come to an end very soon and all Tibetans, non-Shugden’s and Shugden’s practitioners will be united as one big Buddhist’s family. May the ban of Dorje Shugden will be lifted as soon as possible to end the sufferings and pain face by many Shugden’s practitioners.

    Thank you with folded hands,
    kin hoe

  22. Justin Cheah on Mar 6, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    Dear Rinpoche

    Thank you for sharing this new blog article. Definitely it is a long overdue article to highlight to people who is confused by the saga still because of the maze created by CTA.

    I felt the word demonised is appropriate to be used as there is definitely consistency with CTA when I read the word “demonised”. I have also found other Great Lamas have their reputation tarnished to the CTA’s best ability. It is somewhat shocking to see how Rinpoche from hero becoming vilian overnight because of one sacred practice used to be practiced by all in Gelugpa if not sects of Tibetan Buddhism for hundreds of years.

    They said there is no ban on Dorje Shugden but yet there are schools, hotels, hospitals shops etc that doesn’t welcome Dorje Shugden practitioners. They even used so called donations to their cause to reclaim Tibet from China by producing videos which doesn’t tell the whole story by hiding the truths and highlight their lies to garner support.

    I think CTA will continue to play the poor me card more than usual before they are being found out for doing next to nothing for the past 58 years. Seems all their failures are being diverted to China and Dorje Shugden. I believe they will eventually be found out on this on top of spreading lies against Shugden and His practitioners.

    Thank you Rinpoche for NOT giving up Dorje Shugden practice and follow the rest of the other Lamas in order to just be on Dalai Lama’s good books and embrace “glory” but standing firm towards the ban in the best manner to be the voice of Dorje Shugden and His practitioners who are being threatened everyday. Without Rinpoche being firm and holding onto Rinpoche’s practice and vows of Zong Rinpoche, undeserving people like me will not even get to hear about Dorje Shugden let alone practising it.

    Thank you
    justin

  23. Pastor Lim Han Nee on Mar 6, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    What I see here is how social norms changed overnight in line with political norms.

    On the side of Shugden practitioners, there has been no change in their spirituality and spiritual practice. They remain consistently practitioners of Dorje Shugden ,in the manner that Dorje Shugden has been practised since 400 years previously, whether by high Lamas, who wherever they are,continue to spread the Dharma of Je Tsongkhapa’s lineage, or by lay practitioners. They have been practicing with the same pure motive and unquestioning Guru Devotion and loyalty and keeping their samaya clean.

    Compassionate Shugden Lamas continue to reincarnate so as to continue to fearlessly spread the precious Dharma and practices so necessary for this degenerate age. However, horror of horrors , the scenario had changed from the other side, the side of the CTA and their people. The moment the Dalai Lama declared a ban on Shugden practice, then the discrimination, ostracism and merciless persecution of Shugden practitioners were perpetrated relentlessly by them. Overnight, the innocent Shugden practitioners, deep spiritualists at heart, were condemned as evil and treated like criminals. Nothing had changed on the side of the Shugden Lamas and practitioners, and their beliefs and convictions. However, the perception of them from the side of CTA and their supporters just changed like that, as though a magician had waved his wand and mesmerised them.

    Overnight it became politically correct to support CTA – give up Shugden practice and vigorously condemn and root out Shugden practitioners, no matter if they were your parents, spouse or best friend. Being on the side of CTA meant a lot of political and social mileage .You will get whatever you want – name and fame as a monk and teacher , for instance. Overnight, being on the wrong side of the camp -being a Shugden practitioner – means you lose all – your name and reputation as a great teacher, for instance.

    As a Shugden Lama and practitioner, you have not changed one aota in the depth of your spirituality and practice. But the prison walls of society close in on you.Overnight, it became the NORM to be an anti-Shugden Lama, and to be a social outcast , rejected by your own community , if you remained a Shugden practitioner and Lama!

  24. Sarah Yap on Mar 6, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    It is unfortunate that at this age and time, when the most important thing is to have peace and tolerance, Shugden practitioners are ostracised simply because of their choice of practice. While HHDL is trying his best to promote inter religious peace and understanding…. Shugden practitioners on the other hand are the most misunderstood in the Tibetan Buddhist scene.

    To me, it is not only Shugden practitioners have lost their freedom to practice, but also all Tibetan Buddhists, who lost their own freedom to befriend others just because of this small differences. It is also sad that other Tibetan Buddhists are forced to abandon their friendship and relationship with others just because the other is a Shugden practitioner. And the saddest part of all, is that this lack of freedom is largely tolerated by Tibetan Buddhists on both sides.

    I guess the biggest ‘enemy’ here is people’s fears, insecurities of the misunderstood and blind faith. I

  25. wan wai meng on Mar 6, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    I enjoyed reading the article and I agree very much with one of the facts highlighted in the article, and that is CTA always wants to keep the ‘Democratic’ label so that they can look good and still get financial aid from the Western Powers and some Asian countries like Japan i.e. that they are like minded comrades, believers of the freedom for all and human rights. Western people tend to have a hangup about being politically correct and about only doing funding/business with people or nations who do not oppress with others, at least on paper.

    Naturally CTA like to overlook the fact that many Western Powers they get aid from also have some non democratic and oppressive activities. Such Western Powers usually tout human rights, freedom and democracy, yet on the other hand behind closed doors and behind the scenes these Western Powers sell much armaments to despotic regimes, prop up such regimes and create chaos on a geopolitical scale to sell more military hardware and software to help their own economies. All Western Powers and Japan, tries to do as much business with China as they can, this is a fact as more diplomatic doors in the Western world have been closed to CTA in the recent years. So some of the aid they receive from these powers have also done so much commerce with CTA’s ‘enemy’/China, why don’t CTA stop receiving aid from such ‘unclean’ sources of aid.

    Therein lies the hypocrisy of the CTA, although they want freedom, they directly and indirectly are the receivers of funds from manipulative Western Powers and from business transactions dealings with China, CTA also perpetrate discrimination to their own people, hence no way they can get the results they want because on a daily basis they are creating the causes daily to be shackled and controlled by others.

  26. Joy Kam on Mar 6, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    It is really frustrating to see the Tibetan exile leaders use the victim card of being a refugee to seek aid from the West, and from the ‘poor me’ attitude they basically conned everyone into helping them. This is fine, but what is not fine is that they tell the world they are Buddhist, democratic and they practice kindness and compassion. That is a load of none sense and lies. Because if your are Buddhist, you will not discriminate ANYONE!

    As Buddhist we even have prayers and offerings we give to hungry ghost as we are supposed to practice compassion for all sentient beings. Our prayers does not say to give happiness to all sentient beings EXCEPT Dorje Shugden practitioners. So how can Buddhist discriminate and put another human being down because of their choice of religion?

    As a democratic leadership how can you say you have and give religious freedom to everyone EXCEPT Dorje Shugden practitioners and if you claim you do then why would you have a WHOLE section on your official website regarding Dorje Shugden? Where is it on earth today that a democratic government would dedicate a page or section to discriminate another faith, deity, religion whatever you want to call it and would actually spend the people’s good money, tax payers money, donations from the West probably on printing books and making documentaries against a particular religious sect? Think about it, all this effort to shun, blame, justify why they need to discriminate, disassociate, and basically ban Dorje Shugden. And to encourage their own people to discriminate and reject another Tibetan. If this is called democracy, then something is terribly terribly wrong!

    And how can monasteries kick monks out just because they choose to practice what their Gurus gave them just because 1 person said it is wrong hence everyone must follow of be kicked out, even though that person is not your Guru? That is definitely wrong.

    The most disgusting part is that they scream and shout for human rights and religious freedom for Tibet but they themselves do not give this same freedom they demand to their own people. This is by far the most hypocritical government I have encountered and what is sickening is that they have been doing this for over 50 years and they are still doing this and people are still donating and supporting their evil deeds of suppression and dictatorship. It is not democratic, it is very the same as communism, and how the world failed to see this as they have been taken for a very long ride of deception.

    And yes I agree with what Pastor Henry said “Why call us names, tell lies and hurl accusations yet keep the sponsorship? Why use our “dirty” money SINCE we are “dirty”? Why is it wrong to do our spiritual practice just because the Dalai Lama said so? With due respect since when is H.H. the Dalai Lama everyone’s leader and we must all follow? Sorry to say this but I would not even have the respect and faith for His Holiness if it wasn’t for my Guru’s nurturing me and explaining to me what a holy, compassion, attained, enlightened being He is and Rinpoche still has these same respect and faith in His Holiness, which is why we have maintained our respect toward His Holiness in the midst of this illogical ban.

    It is high-time the Tibetan leadership take ownership of their own failures and stop blaming others, stop blaming a so called “ghost” (what they claim Dorje Shugden to be) and that funnily all the high Lamas including Dalai Lama cannot subdue?! Make me think, so what’s the point in taking refuge in the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha when this so called Shugden spirit is more harmful/powerful and can disturb and harm you? So much illogical reasons, and the worst part is so many Westerners who are supposedly people who can “think” are not thinking and just join in the band wagon and discriminate Shugden people. WHY? This is the part I do not get and all they can say is because the Dalai Lama said so. They don’t even bother to investigate and find out the truth and interview the people who are experiencing the discrimination. How amazing is this.

    I truly truly hope more and more people will come out, speak out and tell the truth and perhaps change their leaders to one that truly cares for the people, that is for the ALL their people irregardless of their race or religion. Tibetans should speak up more about the injustice they experience because truth is H.H. is not going to live forever and they cannot keep relying on His fame to seek aid and funds. One day soon it will all end.

  27. Suzanne on Mar 6, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    While reading this article from Rinpoche, it is obvious to me he was mostly raised in the USA. Even though America isn’t exactly known as the spiritual epicenter of the world, it does offer other great values such as freedom. In situations such as this w do NOT do as we are told, our country was based on political and religious freedoms. Daily I can attend service by different religions and that’s acceptable with no significant repercussions. And I can register to different political parties each year with voting rights if I so choose. I have total religious freedom or as close as it gets on this planet.
    Rinpoche is straddling two worlds, one of political and religious freedom and the other with the most profound religion in my opinion that does not encompass international political expansion and growth.
    Hopefully some day soon the Tibetan government in exile will study and embrace democracy.
    I am so sad and sorry for the grief Rinpoche experiences, may it all turn around and blossom into enlightenment.

  28. Pastor Henry Ooi on Mar 6, 2017 at 11:04 am

    I was present when Tsem Rinpoche offered donations to the monasteries from kind sponsors. The monasteries welcomed us with much respect and reverence. Now that we’re labelled as a cult, China-paid spies, traitors, anti Dalai Lama, pigs, demon worshippers, and other vulgar and vile names, Tsem Rinpoche suddenly is no more the hero but the villain. It’s like watching a movie drama. All this because we choose to practice Dorje Shugden. Why call us names, tell lies and hurl accusations yet keep the sponsorship? We use our dirty money? Why is it wrong to do our spiritual practice just because the Dalai Lama said so? Buddhists are not theists but why do anti Shugden people behave so because of one man’s so called ‘advice?’ Do they not dedicate their merit to Dorje Shugden practitioners but to the rest of sentient beings?

    The Tibetan leadership just had to have a smoke screen, a cover to hide their failure. The failure of the promise they made to Tibetans that they will return to their motherland Tibet. What a lame excuse.

  29. Paul Paul on Mar 6, 2017 at 10:54 am

    Everyone deserve the rights to practising whichever religion they like. Unless you are born in a Terrorist community or Communist country, they denied your rights and you are forced to follow their policy.

    Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), also referred to as the Tibetan Government in Exile, is an organisation based in India with the stated goals of “rehabilitating Tibetan refugees and restoring freedom and happiness in Tibet. The administration officers in CTA are made up of lay person.

    Surprisingly this organisation is splitting their own people and community by imposing BAN on Dorje Shugden practitioners, this practice has been passed down few generations by high lama like Pabongka Rinpoche, Trijang Rinpoche and Zong Rinpoche. CTA has further organised activities to assaults monks, nuns, lay persons and children who is practising and associating with this practice.

    Tibetan are largely made up of Buddhist Community, Buddhist are known all the while for their kind, compassionate soft approaches. However their temporary government so called the CTA has proofed this otherwise.

    We call for International Attentions and putting pressures on CTA to cease this issues immediately.

    We are calling for International Human Rights Organisation and Medias to expose this inhuman and barbaric action and policy.

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  • Stella Cheang
    Wednesday, Apr 26. 2017 06:10 PM
    OMG! This is very touching. To see a doggie who never left go of his owner in spite of death. Way more powerful than many who proclaimed “till death do us part.” Just like the human, not all doggies are as loyal as this tear-jerking pet, but I truly believe almost all doggies offer unconditional love to the person who feeds and cares for them. Even when they are stray animals. There was a stray dog who will run two streets from the entrance of the “Taman” until the car stops in front of the house, just to greet me. You can imagine the warm and conviction in my heart that these beings are more than capable of loving than many of us, human! Thank you for this lovely sharing. I miss my doggie, Sherab.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/faithful-dog-chases-deceased-owner.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Wednesday, Apr 26. 2017 06:00 PM
    Thank you, Pastor Seng Piow, for this amazing sharing. There is no doubt about the ability of our Guru, His Eminence the 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche. His incarnations have been compassionate and taken rebirth to return and spread the dharma so that sentient beings can benefit and learn some dharma in our short life.

    We shall never doubt our Guru; but must see that He is one with our Yidam and Protector, an attained being. Even if our Guru does not demonstrate clairvoyance abilities, we must never contest our Guru, for he holds the key (dharma) that can liberate us from eternal suffering in samsara.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-1-2.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Wednesday, Apr 26. 2017 05:50 PM
    Thank you, Pastor Seng Piow, for the illustrated miracle story on how Rinpoche guided Cynthia and Marici away from danger through protector’s practice. The unseen exist, whether we like it or not. Some of them are malicious and have the affinity or karma with some of us. Hence they can cause harm and disturbance. By engaging in Protectors’ practice like Dorje Shugden and Setrap that have been practiced by the high lamas of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism, we are protected and guarded against harm.

    Rinpoche is compassionate and only want the best for us. His teachings are not meant to show off the power of the divines but offer us a way out from our desperate samsara conundrum that binds us from engaging in deeper spiritual practice. Rinpoche always teaches us to focus on mind transformation and Tsongkhapa practice. How fortunate we are to have met Rinpoche in this lifetime. We must not let this rare and precious opportunity go to waste.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-12.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Apr 26. 2017 04:30 PM
    Miracles do happen,when we have faith and trust in our Guru.What is important is to follow Rinpoche’s advice and do as instructed by our Guru to clear the osbtacles all the way.Angie and Herry were so fortunate to have meet Rinpoche.Its because of Rinpoche ‘s compassion and caring for his student Angie’s life was saved.Infact Rinpoche has helped many people through his intervention, advice and instructions.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Loh Seng Piow for sharing miracles stories which i enjoyed reading.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-2.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Apr 26. 2017 02:45 PM
    WOW….interesting a miracles true story. Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Loh Seng Piow for sharing.Reciting mantras by family members and doing 20 pujas done at the monastery to help the baby. These proved that pujas, which have been done for hundreds of years in the monasteries are very powerful methods for us to overcome difficulties, create huge amounts of merit and for protection, good health and long life.This show us how powerful pujas can help us when we have trust and faith in our Guru.And with Rinpoche divination,the baby was born and now a healthy boy.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-1-2.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Apr 26. 2017 12:47 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these powerful teachings.Its a privilege
    to do Dharma work to benefits other,do it with motivation and a good attitude when engaging ourselves It will be guide line for me.When we serve others to do Dharma work together at Kechara Forest Retreat ,we will improve ourself , purify our negative karma and to benefit others too.I will be sponsoring to the healings bricks soon and i will cherish every moment in supporting KFR.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/dharma-work-attitude-tdl.html
  • Lin Mun
    Wednesday, Apr 26. 2017 11:06 AM
    Bigfoot is just another beings living in this world although not commonly seen and live in the deep jungle in high mountains. There were many evidences that people from many parts of the world sighted this beings. Whatever shape they are I think importantly we are all sharing this world and therefore need to have mutual respect and not intervene each others.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/its-in-the-scriptures-they-exist.html
  • Alice Tay
    Tuesday, Apr 25. 2017 04:26 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Adeline sharing this interesting post about Bodhidharma, a great master favoured meditation and introduced the Lankavatara Sutra to Chinese Buddhism.

    Here are a few points I have learned from this post:
    1. Bodhidharma had strong imprints of Dharma from the past and therefore he is interested in Buddha’s teachings and show his great wisdom. at a very young age.
    2. His strong guru devotion and determination in learning and spreading the dharma based on meditation though he confronted with difficulties such as Emperor Wu Di was not impressed by his teachings, being ostracized and rejected and lived as a beggar for many months. Notwithstanding, he continued and never give up to practice meditation in complete silence for nine years in cave wall when he was not accepted by Shaolin Monastery at the beginning .
    3. When Bodhidharma was allowed enter to the monastery, he had put a lot of efforts to help the monks in improving their physical body as well as their mind through the meditation. Then, Bodhidharma continued to develop a system of 18 dynamic tension exercises which were printed as Yi Gin Ching (Changing Muscle/Tendon Classic) in 550 CE. It is known as the Luohan (arhat) 18 Hand Movements today which serves as the basis of both Chinese Temple Boxing and the Shaolin Martial Arts.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/bodhidharma-the-founder-of-gongfu.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Tuesday, Apr 25. 2017 04:10 PM
    Thank you, Grace, for sharing with us the many tips on how to care for and maintain our hair. Personal grooming is important because when we care for our appearance, we are respecting the people who have to deal with us. Caring for our hair, making sure that it is neat and clean should be something we need to take care of since young as it is part of personal grooming. The key is not to be attached to our body and outer-images, that results in spending much time and resources just to make ourselves look good.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/guest-contributors/how-much-do-you-know-about-hair.html
  • Alice Tay
    Tuesday, Apr 25. 2017 03:00 PM
    Thank you for sharing these wonderful and significant photos showed that Kechara Pastors’ tireless efforts to bring dharma to many others and do the blessings whenever is necessary.

    Basically, the pastorship role was conceptualized by our precious guru, H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, to preserve the Dharma and to give laypeople an opportunity to commit to benefiting others. Kechara Pastors are fully dedicated and selflessly serving others especially in spiritual growth and therefore this is good for us to support the Pastors so that they can focus and spend more of their time and effort to serve others and most importantly Buddhist teachings can be spread and shared to many others. The supports to Pastors including food, lodging, transportation, items necessary for their work, such as ritual items or spiritual gifts for those in need and many others. (If you are interested to know more about Kechara Pastors, please have a good read at http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/support-the-kechara-pastors.html)

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/10-amazing-house-blessings-by-kechara-pastors.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Apr 25. 2017 02:13 PM
    Its such a great blessing for all of us to hear the holy voice recordings of H.H Kyabje Zong Rinpoche a great master..His profound teachings ,got to take seroiusly,more as an important advice on Dorje Shugden’s practice.H.H Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s explaination was very clear before any of the practitioner’s commitment and receive sogtae.They must keep the lineage practice and teachings no matter what ever happen.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us on the important advice by a great master.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/kyabje-zong-rinpoches-advice-on-dorje-shugdens-practice.html
  • Lin Mun
    Tuesday, Apr 25. 2017 11:50 AM
    Thank you Pastor Han Nee for your sharing your thoughts and review about the book “Be Happy” written by Rinpoche. It is indeed not easy to be happy as we all have various expectation in every situation and people.

    We may think having a big house, lots of cash and good career is happiness but this is the wrong perception. Being happy is not about material and everything about ourselves. It is only when we can do more for others and focus out that we gain happiness. I never realised this until I joined Kechara. I think we have such a fixed mindset of what happiness is and when our expectation is not met, we are unhappy.

    Rinpoche has pointed out many ways for us to rectify our thoughts and methods to be happy. Now it is for us to take initiative to change and transform our mind if we want to be happy.

    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Han Nee for this article.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/be-happy.html
  • Lin Mun
    Monday, Apr 24. 2017 12:30 PM
    Many people do not believe in reincarnation and only relates it to certain religion such as Hinduism and Buddhism. However, there were many instances and signs that proven reincarnation exist. As Buddhist we will believe in reincarnation and karma. It is by understanding that everything has its cause and effect that we should learn to live life in the correct attitude and mindset. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this interesting articles to remind us of karma and the importance of doing dharma practise.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/interesting-signs-of-reincarnation.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Apr 23. 2017 08:29 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for your teachings.
    Always be generous and kind in what ever we could do even its little help.It’s the little things in life that bring the greatest happiness. Its between us and our Buddha ,so we would not bother what the receipient thinks and say of us. What ever was said ,should not deter our motivation to do Dharma work.
    (It will change people’s lives in one way or another. It will change your life for the better.)….well said by Rinpoche.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/its-not-between-you-and-the-recipient.html
  • Lin Mun
    Sunday, Apr 23. 2017 07:16 PM
    Thank you Grace for this interesting articles about hair. There are just so much info which we do not know previously. Most of the time we may neglect the details, thinking as long as we clean our hair everyday it is sufficient. But there are so many things we need to know for example types of hair, scalp condition, our environment and our physical condition which may affect our hair. Great tips.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/guest-contributors/how-much-do-you-know-about-hair.html

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The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
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One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
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Holy Lady Buddha Vajra Yogini\'s blessing can be found when we decide to focus out to others instead of in to only ourselves.
~ Tsem Tulku Rinpoche
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Holy Lady Buddha Vajra Yogini's blessing can be found when we decide to focus out to others instead of in to only ourselves. ~ Tsem Tulku Rinpoche
His Holiness Vajradhara Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Monastery who is the refuge of countless, gives a clear explanation of Dorje Shugden. One is able to hear his holy voice and translation by Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen! Please see here and share: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=122352
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His Holiness Vajradhara Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Monastery who is the refuge of countless, gives a clear explanation of Dorje Shugden. One is able to hear his holy voice and translation by Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen! Please see here and share: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=122352
: This picture says it all. Click on it to enlarge and read and please share.
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: This picture says it all. Click on it to enlarge and read and please share.
This is a simple chart showing the three main psychic channels used in tantric meditations to control the winds, raise tummo (fire energy), gain higher consciousness and insight and also for gaining siddhis. These channels are used in meditations for controlling the mind, when the mind ejects from the body (phowa) and one\'s death. These three channels are very important. Tsem Rinpoche
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This is a simple chart showing the three main psychic channels used in tantric meditations to control the winds, raise tummo (fire energy), gain higher consciousness and insight and also for gaining siddhis. These channels are used in meditations for controlling the mind, when the mind ejects from the body (phowa) and one's death. These three channels are very important. Tsem Rinpoche
I think my cute doggie Oser is actually Tintin\'s dog Snowy!
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I think my cute doggie Oser is actually Tintin's dog Snowy!
Great Masters of Gaden Shartse Monastery. From left to right: His Eminence Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, His Holiness Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, H.E. Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, His Holiness 101st Gaden Tripa throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal.
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Great Masters of Gaden Shartse Monastery. From left to right: His Eminence Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, His Holiness Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, H.E. Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, His Holiness 101st Gaden Tripa throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal.
 Left to right: Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl. The three of them are my beautiful and loved Schnauzer dogs. They loved looking through the window to see traffic, people and movement. They loved the smells that drifted through their little noses. I love seeing the three of them together like this. I love them. Tsem Rinpoche
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Left to right: Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl. The three of them are my beautiful and loved Schnauzer dogs. They loved looking through the window to see traffic, people and movement. They loved the smells that drifted through their little noses. I love seeing the three of them together like this. I love them. Tsem Rinpoche
Little Mumu boy...he loved balloons. When he saw them, he wanted to get close and perhaps bite them. Cute. I love this picture of Mumu reaching for the balloons. He was young and healthy! This picture captures his energy, enthusiasm, curiosity and high energy. I love this picture of him chasing the balloons. His pictures are always so nice....He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
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Little Mumu boy...he loved balloons. When he saw them, he wanted to get close and perhaps bite them. Cute. I love this picture of Mumu reaching for the balloons. He was young and healthy! This picture captures his energy, enthusiasm, curiosity and high energy. I love this picture of him chasing the balloons. His pictures are always so nice....He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
Little Mumu boy and myself.. He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
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Little Mumu boy and myself.. He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
2017-His Holiness the 101st Gaden Tripa, Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal is doing well and 90 years old. His Holiness Lungrik Namgyal is a powerful master of sutra and tantra and practitioner of Dorje Shugden. Currently residing in France.
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2017-His Holiness the 101st Gaden Tripa, Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal is doing well and 90 years old. His Holiness Lungrik Namgyal is a powerful master of sutra and tantra and practitioner of Dorje Shugden. Currently residing in France.
One of the most sacred statues of Avalokitesvara made of sandalwood housed in Lhasa, Tibet. He has shown miracles also. Every pilgrim wishes to make offerings to this Lord of Compassion.
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One of the most sacred statues of Avalokitesvara made of sandalwood housed in Lhasa, Tibet. He has shown miracles also. Every pilgrim wishes to make offerings to this Lord of Compassion.
 Sacred Avalokitesvara statue in Nepal. Thousands come to worship this special Buddha as it has conferred wishes in the past.
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Sacred Avalokitesvara statue in Nepal. Thousands come to worship this special Buddha as it has conferred wishes in the past.
Tsem Rinpoche\'s Vajra Yogini statue and offerings
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Tsem Rinpoche's Vajra Yogini statue and offerings
Two of my teachers from Gaden Shartse Monastery in South India. Left side is Most Venerable Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen whom I lived with for 8 years in Los Angeles where his centre Thubten Dhargye Ling is located. On the right is the abbot emeritus H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche the scholar and yogi. I was very fortunate to have them in my life and learn so much dharma from them. Tsem Rinpoche
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Two of my teachers from Gaden Shartse Monastery in South India. Left side is Most Venerable Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen whom I lived with for 8 years in Los Angeles where his centre Thubten Dhargye Ling is located. On the right is the abbot emeritus H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche the scholar and yogi. I was very fortunate to have them in my life and learn so much dharma from them. Tsem Rinpoche
 It is so wonderful to be kind to people, be caring, feed them, make sure they are healthy and share dharma if they are interested with them for their future. But simply to be nice to others is worth getting up and being alive...otherwise why be alive to hurt/use/distrust and hate others? No point living that way..must change that..... It is nice to live our lives to benefit others and be patient even if we have been hurt before because by caring we can heal the hurt and \'defeat\' the ones that hurt us because we don\'t become bitter..... Tsem Rinpoche
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It is so wonderful to be kind to people, be caring, feed them, make sure they are healthy and share dharma if they are interested with them for their future. But simply to be nice to others is worth getting up and being alive...otherwise why be alive to hurt/use/distrust and hate others? No point living that way..must change that..... It is nice to live our lives to benefit others and be patient even if we have been hurt before because by caring we can heal the hurt and 'defeat' the ones that hurt us because we don't become bitter..... Tsem Rinpoche
Tsem Rinpoche\'s heritage in China. Must read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=120499
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Tsem Rinpoche's heritage in China. Must read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=120499
Thank you Buddhist Pastor Chia for sharing your story on how you met His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche over 20 years ago. We can learn much from your story.~Admin  Please read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116928
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Thank you Buddhist Pastor Chia for sharing your story on how you met His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche over 20 years ago. We can learn much from your story.~Admin Please read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116928
Mumu boy is incredibly photogenic. He is beyond cute. Tsem Rinpoche
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Mumu boy is incredibly photogenic. He is beyond cute. Tsem Rinpoche
 (left to right) Rabten Tulku, Gonsar Rinpoche, Gyume Kensur Rinpoche, Trijang Rinpoche, H.H. Gaden Trisur Rinpoche (France)
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(left to right) Rabten Tulku, Gonsar Rinpoche, Gyume Kensur Rinpoche, Trijang Rinpoche, H.H. Gaden Trisur Rinpoche (France)
Beautiful 200 roses arrived today for me as a gift from Su Ming. Very kind and thoughtful of her as usual. Tsem Rinpoche
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Beautiful 200 roses arrived today for me as a gift from Su Ming. Very kind and thoughtful of her as usual. Tsem Rinpoche
It\'s good to be with kind and sincere people.
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It's good to be with kind and sincere people.
If we are kind, we lose less of ourselves-Tsem Rinpoche
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If we are kind, we lose less of ourselves-Tsem Rinpoche
My Mumu boy didn\'t want to eat. Eating is not one of his favorite activities throughout his life. So I talked to him to let him know why he needs to eat and keep his strength up when this photo was taken. He was listening intently and after my talk with him, he ate. Tsem Rinpoche
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My Mumu boy didn't want to eat. Eating is not one of his favorite activities throughout his life. So I talked to him to let him know why he needs to eat and keep his strength up when this photo was taken. He was listening intently and after my talk with him, he ate. Tsem Rinpoche
This is so true. Click to enlarge and understand more about unpleasant people.
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This mahasiddha Kukkuripa is easy to identify as he is accompanied by a small dog whom he loved very much.
Mumu taking a rest in the turquoise room. Over the years, I always feel very satisfied when I see him covered with a blanket, safe and sleeping. I always wanted to make sure he was safe from harm, illness and distress. I wanted him to have a happy and loved life. Tsem Rinpoche
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Mumu taking a rest in the turquoise room. Over the years, I always feel very satisfied when I see him covered with a blanket, safe and sleeping. I always wanted to make sure he was safe from harm, illness and distress. I wanted him to have a happy and loved life. Tsem Rinpoche
I wrapped my little Mumu boy up in my blanket and propped him up on my bed. He didn\'t move or wiggle and just looked at me. He is one funny entertaining little guy. Tsem Rinpoche
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I wrapped my little Mumu boy up in my blanket and propped him up on my bed. He didn't move or wiggle and just looked at me. He is one funny entertaining little guy. Tsem Rinpoche
March 2017-Coaxing my little Mumu boy to eat his meal. He was not well and therefore not hungry. Tsem Rinpoche
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March 2017-Coaxing my little Mumu boy to eat his meal. He was not well and therefore not hungry. Tsem Rinpoche
Click on picture to enlarge and see what Milarepa says. Profound.
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Click on picture to enlarge and see what Milarepa says. Profound.
We are always trying to get somewhere, try something new, find some friends, get some entertainment and in the end we end up in the same place. Time to really practice Dharma seriously and stop wasting time we don\'t have. ~Tsem Rinpoche
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We are always trying to get somewhere, try something new, find some friends, get some entertainment and in the end we end up in the same place. Time to really practice Dharma seriously and stop wasting time we don't have. ~Tsem Rinpoche
March 20, 2017-Mumu is just so adorable with his bright eyes.
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March 20, 2017-Mumu is just so adorable with his bright eyes.
More and more people inviting Lord Dorje Shugden home to connect with on their shrines. I am so happy to see this as it will benefit them and their families so much. That is the purpose to be alive which is to benefit others as much as possible. Tsem Rinpoche
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More and more people inviting Lord Dorje Shugden home to connect with on their shrines. I am so happy to see this as it will benefit them and their families so much. That is the purpose to be alive which is to benefit others as much as possible. Tsem Rinpoche
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
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His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
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His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
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The Japanese are very innovative. Tsem Rinpoche
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Read this as it will be interesting
Recite this before any meal or drinks for blessings of abundance. Tsem Rinpoche
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Recite this before any meal or drinks for blessings of abundance. Tsem Rinpoche
This sacred statue of Buddha is in Nepal brought originally from Tibet and has spoken on many occasions. Very blessed to see this holy image and keep a picture...bless you always. Tsem Rinpoche
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This sacred statue of Buddha is in Nepal brought originally from Tibet and has spoken on many occasions. Very blessed to see this holy image and keep a picture...bless you always. Tsem Rinpoche
I love Mumu boy tremendously. We went through so much together for so many years. You are a great being to be with. Tsem Rinpoche
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I love Mumu boy tremendously. We went through so much together for so many years. You are a great being to be with. Tsem Rinpoche
Dear everyone, I am sharing this beautiful and modern altar to Dorje Shugden in Malaysia. I am glad to see more and more people creating sacred spaces. Tsem Rinpoche
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Dear everyone, I am sharing this beautiful and modern altar to Dorje Shugden in Malaysia. I am glad to see more and more people creating sacred spaces. Tsem Rinpoche
Lhamo Karmo, a female buddha form visualized above the crown of one\'s head at the time of death, to encourage consciousness to leave the body via the crown aperture. From my book \"The Female Buddhas.\"- Glenn Mullin
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Lhamo Karmo, a female buddha form visualized above the crown of one's head at the time of death, to encourage consciousness to leave the body via the crown aperture. From my book "The Female Buddhas."- Glenn Mullin
The Tibetan female tulku Dorje Pakmo, from a fresco on the wall of the Dorje Pakmo monastery (Samding) in Tibet, near the Turquoise Lake. In Tibet the Dorje Pakmo was ranked with the Dalai Lama, Panchen Lama and Sakya Trizin as the four highest lamas in the country.-from Glenn Mullin
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The Tibetan female tulku Dorje Pakmo, from a fresco on the wall of the Dorje Pakmo monastery (Samding) in Tibet, near the Turquoise Lake. In Tibet the Dorje Pakmo was ranked with the Dalai Lama, Panchen Lama and Sakya Trizin as the four highest lamas in the country.-from Glenn Mullin
Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl checking out the scene..cute
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Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl checking out the scene..cute
My Dharma boy has such a cute expression here. He is a good boy!
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My Dharma boy has such a cute expression here. He is a good boy!
February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
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February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
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Click on the picture to enlarge and see what Suzy from Hawaii commented on the Dorje Shugden issue after much research. She is very candid and honest. Refreshing. Original is posted here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4
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  • April 20, 2017 10:45
    Ronnie asked: Dear Rinpoche and Pastors, I'm studying abroad and very far away from home, seeking guidance and advice as I have no one else I can talk to about this. Please read with an open mind, I don't know where else to go for help. I'm pregnant and it's an unplanned pregnancy. I'm stuck between keeping it or letting it go. I'm young and having a child at my age in the society we live in now would be considered taboo. The father of the child thinks I should let it go because it may cause a setback to both our careers and cause major family issues. He thinks we aren't ready to raise a child especially since we're both still in university and his parents think badly of me even though they've never met me or tried to get to know me. I'm sure no one would ever have the heart to take away a heartbeat but it seems like it isn't the right time to have a child now and if we did go through with it, the child probably won't be able to have the best things life can offer looking at where we are now in terms of finance and maturity. I'm lost, confused and unsure what the right thing to do is now. Any advice at all would be helpful right now. Thank you so very much for taking time to read my story.
    pastor answered: Dear Ronnie, I’m sorry to read that you are going through this situation. I can understand that this situation is tough to go through. You are always more than welcome to come here to ask questions. May I suggest that you talk to either someone in your family or your friends to help you come to an appropriate solution? This is because, what you feel, what you are going through, will change from time to time and you would need someone to talk to, someone that you can lean on through this situation you are facing. Depending on where you are in the world, professional help can also be sought to help you make a decision, which will be the best option for you seeking help. From a Buddhist perspective, the taking of a life is not considered a positive act, therefore those on the Buddhist path, would normally abstain taking a life if possible. However, that being said, one must always weigh the decision oneself. Everything we do in life, necessarily involves karma both positive and negative. That is why Buddhists try to overcome samsara in general. Your situation is complicated because you are abroad, but if possible you should really open up to someone you are close to in order to help you through making this decision on a personal basis. When you talk to someone, whom you are able to express yourself more, you may able to come to better decision that is right for you. There may be other options open to you if you seek help. I personally know women who have been in similar situations. One of these women, let the child go and the other went through the pregnancy and then gave the child up for adoption. You may or may not have thought of this option, but it is one that could be open to you, depending on where in the world you are. Any decision we make in life, however big or small it may seem, has far reaching consequences whether in this life, or in future lives. This is just a part and parcel of life within samsara. However, we should weigh the decisions we make clearly given the situation we are in. We cannot always do this weighing ourselves, but need to talk about our options with others we can rely on such a friends, family or professionals. You should consider doing this, which will help you greatly emotionally, and may give you the grounding you need to make the correct decision for you. I hope this helps.
  • April 19, 2017 04:57
    Dongho asked: What is a nyung ne practice? According to Lama Zopa Rinpoche, it's a purification sadhana. However, what are the instructions for this? I'm guessing it's to Chenrezig, but how does it work? Also, from what I have read, Vajrasattva practice is only for broken vows while Akshobhya is for regular misdeeds. Does that mean one has to take the Akshobhya practice to purify bad karma from this life and previous instead of Vajrasattva? As for the purification practices, are some like Vajrasattva and Chenrezig only to purify the bad karma and let it come quickly or is it to prevent it from coming? I am confused in it. As for signs, I recited a mantra of White Yangchenma that a Sakya lama, Lama Kunga Thartse Rinpoche, gave me with the Sakya visualizations I read on, and after one mala, I heard some lady call my Korean name even though no one in my neighborhood knows of my name and my family members weren't in the area. What does this mean?
    pastor answered: Dear Dongho, Thank you for your questions, it’s nice to see you back here again. Nyung Ne practice is a purification practice that centres around Chenrezig. It is a very beneficial practice that stems from a holy nun named Gelong-ma Palmo. It is a two and a half day practice that can be repeated many times over and over again to intensify the purification and build a closer relationship with Chenrezig. As well as its purification aspect, the practice is known to generate vast amount of merit, and also compassion, as the practice centres around Chenrezig, the Buddha of compassion. The practice involves taking the eight Mahayana precepts for the duration, fasting, meditating, prostrating and praying. The practice usually entails empowerment into the practice of Chenrezig, therefore the exact meditations, prayers can only be explained to those who have the empowerment. Vajrasattva practice is not necessarily only for repairing broken vows, etc. That’s why it is advised that you engage in the practice at the end of the day, to repair any vows that you may have broken during that day, as well as stopping any negative karma you created that day from multiplying. This would entail reciting the mantra 21 times, together with the four opponent powers. However, if you engage in this practice more intensely, it definitely has the capability to purify all sorts of karma. That is the reason why in Ngondro, or preliminary practices one engages in before tantra, the practice of 100,000 Vajrasattva mantra recitation is an integral part. You can read more about Vajrasattva and his practice here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/an-important-purification-practice.html. Within purification practices, some of the karma will be purified completely, so you do not feel its effects at all, but when purifying other karma you will need to feel its effects somehow. For example if you have the karma to be in a car accident and get seriously injured, and you are engaging in any practice, but especially the purification practice, since you have purified most of the karma, you will only experience being in a very minor car accident, with only very superficial injuries. Therefore, in this case, the karma has been purified to the extent that it does not affect you as much, but you still need to feel part of its effect. In regards to any signs that you receive which engaging in the practices given to you by one of your specific gurus, you should report the happenings to that particular guru. He will be able to give you more of an accurate answer, as it may be related to the particular practice that he gave to you. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • April 17, 2017 07:06
    Thomas asked: Dear Pastors, When a serkyem set has been used so much and one is ready to get rid of it and replace it with a new one. What is a respecful mode of disposal?
    pastor answered: Dear Thomas, Thank you for your question. Your question shows that you have a lot of respect for offering items, which is very good. If possible, you should try to repair the item if within your means, and doing so make embellishments to make it a better offering item, which can still be used. If this is not possible, then you should dispose of the item with a good motivation. You should think that this item has been used to make offerings to the enlightened beings, but now that it is broken or unusable, you are going to dispose of it, and replace it with a new one. Since it itself is not a receptacle of energies of the enlightened beings, such as a statue, tsa tsa or thangka, it does not require a special dissolution before being disposed of. However since it was used to make offerings, it still requires some form of respect when disposing, and this comes from one’s motivation and the way in which you dispose of it. Usually, when disposing of items in this way, make the motivation that you have used it and that it is now time to dispose of it, and replace it with a new one. When you do this you can dispose of it in a respectful manner. For example, if you are going to throw it away, you do not simply open the trash can and throw it in. You wrap it up in something, like a bag or newspaper and dispose of it respectfully. Another method you can dispose of it is to recycle the object, if the material it is made from can be recycled. That way you are more conscious of the environment as well. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
  • April 16, 2017 22:38
    Curious asked: Dear pastors In a recent youtube video something like paying respect to deceased ones, pastor Nirel Patel explained that merits are like the interest and good karma is like the principal sum. So merits always regenerate themselves and hence do not get used up but good karma is like the principal sum so it gets used up. So my question is what are practices that generate merit? And can we turn a mundane daily activity into a meritorious one? Maybe can you provide an example?
    pastor answered: Dear Curious, Thank you for your question. First, to clarify a point, in regards to good karma, you are right, it is like a principal sum in a bank account, but you take away from it when you experience something good in your life, and you add to it when you do good deeds. Merit on the other hand, once accrued never diminishes, therefore when something is based on merit, it is based on the energies of this never diminishing sum, which you could say is like interest. In short, the principal sum when talking about karma is always added to and subtracted from. However, when talking about merit, once you have it, there is no way to destroy it, you will always benefit from it. There are various ways to explain how to generate merit. I will explain a way that I find easiest to understand. In normal life, when we go about performing any sort of activity, be it ‘good’ or ‘bad’ we do so out of ignorance of the true nature of existence, and it is usually self-motivated. For example, we work our entire lives to generate monetary income, so that we have enough money, resources, and materials goods to be comfortable. This is self-motivated, but it is the accepted way the world works these days, and is part and parcel of being bound to samsaric life. On the other hand, the act of merit making can be categorised into three parts: i) motivation, ii) the act itself, and iii) dedication. Let’s start with motivation, when engaging in various virtuous acts, we should have the motivation that by engaging in the act, we have the motivation to alleviate the suffering of someone else, and that may we gain enlightenment so that we can benefit them in the future. The second is the act itself. The third is to dedicate the energy of the virtuous act to gaining enlightenment. These three are what make merit. This may be a little confusing, so let me give an example: giving help to a homeless person. Whereas in ordinary life, this is something praised as a very good deed, it does not create merit without motivation and dedication. In order for this to become merit, one must set the motivation that one is giving help to the homeless free of the eight worldly concerns, to alleviate their suffering and also making the motivation that you will achieve enlightenment for the sake of the person or people you are helping. Then after you have helped them, you dedicate the energy created to the spiritual journey towards full enlightenment to help all sentient beings, while at the same time benefiting as many sentient beings as possible on the way there. This transforms the act into not only a virtuous action but also one that generates merit. On the other hand, if you were to help the homeless without these, you are creating good karma, which although beneficial, keeps you bound to existence within samsara. As it is the goal of Buddhist practice to overcome the cycle of samsara, a Buddhist would want to generate merit instead of good karma. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
  • April 13, 2017 11:38
    D.A. asked: If Begtse Chan is not from Mongolia, what are his real origins or story exactly? And which lamas offer his empowerment? As for Manjushri Nagarakshasa, which lamas specifically offer his empowerment and practice?
    pastor answered: Dear D.A. Thank you for your question. Begtse, is also known as Chamsing, or Jamsaran in Mongolian. As mentioned in an earlier sharing with someone who also asked a question about Begtse, the practiced was introduced to Tibet from India by the translator Nyen Lotsawa, and is considered one of the main protectors of the Hayagriva cycle of tantras. According to the scriptures that derive from the Sakya tradition, who incorporated the practice from the translators, and in which tradition Begtse became a very important protector, Begtse in a previous life was born many eons ago. In that particular life, he was born as the younger prince in a royal family. His name was Drag Gye, and his older brother’s name was Drag Den. Over time both princes developed differing religious beliefs, to the point where they could not get along with each as they both held their own religious views strongly. As was the custom during that time, they decided to settle their differences through logical debate, with the loser having to convert to the winner’s religion. This custom was also prevalent in ancient India, and there are many stories of such debates occurring between the great masters of the past and those of other faiths. Drag Gye lost the various debates, but ran away instead of converting to his older brother’s religion. Drag Den caught him, and tried to punish him for breaking the rules of debate and going back on his promise. Drag Gye told his brother that even if he was killed he would not give up his religion, however if Drag Den let him go, that in the future when Drag Den became enlightened, he would protect his teachings. With that Drag Den let him go, and gave him a set of copper armour, a stick, and a bow and arrow. Drag Den also gave Drag Gye a new name: Sog Dag Yam Shi Mar Po. After this incident the two brothers never saw each other again in that lifetime. Many lives after that Drag Den was reborn as Prince Siddharta, who eventually became enlightened and is now known as Buddha Shakyamuni. Drag Gye, or Sog Dag Yam Shi Mar Po, was reborn in a cemetery in the North West direction. His parents gave birth to two eggs, one was a coral-like colour and the other was an agate-like colour. These two eggs flew high into the sky and reached the heavenly realms, there they subdued the gods. Then flying back down to earth, they subdued many nagas. Eventually they even came to threaten their own parents. The parents petitioned the Dharma protector Ekajati for her help, who threw her own staff (khatvanga) at the eggs, and broke them apart. From the coral-like coloured egg came a ferocious man with yellow hair, he proclaimed that his name was ‘Sog Dag Yam Shi Mar Po’. When he emerged he was wearing a set of copper armour, wielding a stick, copper sword, and a bow and arrow. From the agate-like coloured egg came a female who was blue in colour, her teeth were like shells, she had turquoise eyebrows, and her hair was made of fire. She emerged wielding a copper knife, ritual dagger (phurba), rode a terrifying bear and wore an intricate necklace made of agate and lapis lazuli. It was then that Ekajati once again took action, and subdued them, after which they became Dharma protectors. The male figure became known as Begtse, and the female as his sister. When you propitiate Begtse, his sister is automatically included and aids practitioners as well. As for which lama offer his practice and empowerment, most lamas do not advertise which teachings or practice they hold. Therefore you should respectfully approach lamas and ask them if they have the practice and can bestow it, or if they know of any lamas that have the practice, depending on how much you want to practice Begtse. Similarly, this applies to those lamas who have the practice of Manjushri Nagarakshasa. However, this practice is included in the Rinjung Gyatsa series of empowerments. This unique cycle of teachings, includes all 4 classes of tantric practices, and includes the practice of Manjushri Nagarakshasa. Therefore those lamas who have received the complete transmission, and have kept their commitments for this practice, are qualified to pass this on to others. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
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Robey, Natalie and Lauren doing sharing on how to make slime. A great exercise for them to learn leadership & public speaking. Lin Mun KSDS
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Robey, Natalie and Lauren doing sharing on how to make slime. A great exercise for them to learn leadership & public speaking. Lin Mun KSDS
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Beautiful tormas was offered during Gyenze Puja at Kechara Forest Retreat. Lucy Yap
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