Why so rude?

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Dear friends,

When and if we visit other people’s social media pages and sometimes don’t agree with their views, that is okay but we absolutely should NOT comment anything derogatory or negative as we should be respecting their freedom of speech. Freedom of speech does not need to be vulgar, rude or demeaning ever. We can have a polite debate if we wish not in order to win but to understand. But when detractors constantly and specifically come to our page and tell us what we can and cannot do and even become vulgar when we don’t accept, that is not freedom of speech on their part but infringement of my rights. I do not go on their pages and post anything. Why should they come to my page and post negative derogatory comments? It’s not necessary. I didn’t force my opinions on them because it is on my page. It is on my page and not their page. I didn’t post on their page but my own page.

If my posts appear on your ‘feed’ and you don’t like it, you can ignore it or just unfriend me then it will never appear again. Some obviously do not understand the basic workings of Facebook or twitter and they should learn up how to stop things they don’t want to see. 🙂 You do not need to be rude, infringe on my freedom of speech/worship or get vulgar when you don’t agree with my views or spiritual path. After all there are many out there who would like information I am sharing even if you don’t like it. Yes, many have written in and thanked me for the practice and information on Dorje Shugden. For example in the case of our Dorje Shugden social media posts, I have every right to share any aspect of the practice as I like. I have been requested many times to share more on every aspect of Dorje Shugden’s practice in fact and I cannot keep up with all the requests. I have every right to share any aspect of Dorje Shugden’s practice, information, lamas, history and pictures on my social media pages as and when I want. I do not and will never advocate violence, breaking vows, harming, sectarianism or any harm to anyone ever so why should Dorje Shugden practice bother you. This is my right to practice. You can counter by saying some Dorje Shugden practitioners has used this practice to harm others, or create division or sectarianism and that might be true in some rare cases. But that is definitely not all or the majority of Dorje Shugden practitioners. If you find one bad Christian, do you ban Christianity? If you find one bad Hindu, do you segregate against all Hindus? Of course not. People will use religion to fulfill their selfish aims, but that does not mean the religion itself is bad or everyone in that religion is bad or it should be banned. We should never generalize and make sweeping statements that create more disharmony than peace.  

Why should people come to my FB pages, twitter, blog (tsemrinpoche.com) and instagram and tell me I can’t speak about Dorje Shugden or this or that? Or if I post on Dorje Shugden they spit on me, curse me, leave very rude messages, send vulgar messages and threaten my life? We cannot worship this or follow what we like?? That is ridiculous and also sometimes they are very rude and very vulgar about this. Their vulgarity shows the world that their invasion of our cyber and personal space is not with good intent. It is a total infringement of my rights to speech, worship and way of life. Are they doing this from their own volition or being paid to do it or what? In fact who are telling these people who comment on my Dorje Shugden posts to write such unpleasant things? Who taught these people that Dorje Shugden is bad or they should insult Dorje Shugden practice and practitioners. Who gave them this information? Who keeps publicizing this information and inciting the crowd to attack Dorje Shugden practitioners? Who are telling them that Dorje Shugden is evil and we should segregate away from his practitioners? Whoever are spreading these vicious untruths are the actual ones responsible for all the disharmony, hatred and hatred against Dorje Shugden and his practitioners. The same people spreading bad and wrong information against Dorje Shugden people are the same people who can correct this situation if they really wished to do so. Dorje Shugden practice will not go away and will continue to grow. So either everyone who practice Dorje Shugden and don’t practice get along, respect each other and live in peace or have the opposite. This is up to the people who have spread the wrong information against Dorje Shugden. If you think you have the right to say Dorje Shugden is bad, then I have the right to say Dorje Shugden is good. If you keep repeating Dorje Shugden is bad then I  have the right to repeat Dorje Shugden is good. Dorje Shugden is part of my way of life and you are going to speak against it, then be ready for me to gently and respectfully protest you are wrong. Why should I stay quiet, be afraid or give up my beliefs just because you, or some lama famous or not says so. I follow my personal guru’s instructions and that’s it! But you do not need to be rude to me nor I to you. We do not need to argue and create ‘wars’ with this and have mudslinging at all.

Why should anyone be vulgar with someone just because they don’t agree with them about their religion? (See what I mean: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=58841 ) When we tell them nicely to not visit our page nor spam and they continue to, then we have to block them. Some after spamming, when we block them, they complain they are blocked! Amazing. If they don’t have common sense to not go to a page they don’t like and leave nasties always, then we have compassionately block them from disturbing the peace. Sorry. That is unfortunate, but necessary. This is a clean and clear and honest method to say RESPECT MY FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND WORSHIP. I do respect your freedoms and rights and do not post vulgarities and disrespectful comments on your social media pages but I am sorry to block you if you cross the line. I do not post nasty, negative or rude comments about your choices on your page especially about your religion! But if you cannot control yourself nor respect others with your disrespectful comments which I don’t accept, then don’t visit my pages. I don’t mean to sound arrogant or rude, but it would be a nice alternative instead of ugly comments for you if you don’t like my religion because I am not trying to convert you. My religious beliefs do not need your approval. I don’t care what lama or how famous they are, but if they criticize my faith or spiritual choice, that is their freedom, but they will create disharmony, anger and retaliation. It is my religious freedom to not follow what some of these lamas say but that does not give their followers the right to always speak against my faith and discourage others from it. Or even put negatives on their cyber space to discourage. If you discourage, be ready for ‘retaliation’ of some sort. This is the 21st century and not feudal Tibet. There are more good things to encourage than bad things to discourage. If these lamas who speak against other’s religions, deities and paths have retaliation and such, do not complain as you started it. You can end it. Simple logic. So we can respect another’s religious choice by not saying a single negative word about it and respect it or we can speak up against it and then there will be disharmony. Especially if it is one sided and the lama is not willing to discuss, be open and find solutions. Do not put other people’s religion in a negative light on social media or blog sites. As this is not a sign of openness, kindness or spirituality.

When you are told you have religious freedom and then you choose your religion and others are disrespectful to your choice and even threaten you because of it, this is not religious freedom. This is hiding behind a veneer of false freedom while you denigrate another’s religion. No religious leader or common citizen should criticize another’s religion, race, personal orientation or social background ever. It is bad form and policy to do so. Many of you who do criticize never met me or know me. So don’t presume. Don’t judge me on just my religion.

In conclusion, do not visit social media pages/sites that you do not like. But do not stop others in anyway of posting or sharing their religious faith. If you do visit, no one forced you there so you are not compelled to leave very inhumane and rude comments. This reflects you and your own teacher. Either your teacher did not teach you well or you didn’t follow the teachings well. Either way it makes you look bad and makes your teacher look bad. Think of people who know nothing of the Dorje Shugden issue created by the Tibetan leadership when there was no issue and how it looks to all these new people to see the one sided mudslinging.  I have my path and I don’t need yours or your teachers’ approval. 🙂 But regardless of my religious path I have many other facets of who I am and we can still be friends. Do not let religion ever be a stumbling block to genuine friendship, concern and harmony for each other. We need a peaceful planet and criticizing against another’s religion will never help. We are all humans and we need the basic same things in life. We can be kind, respectful, polite and caring to each other no matter what religion we are or not. That is so much better. Let’s be friends and not look at what religion we practice. Thank you. Look at each other as people and not what religions they practice.

Tsem Rinpoche.

P.S. I like to thank Robert Anderson for his logical comment which I share here. 

 

 

This is posted on the Exiled Tibetan Govt’s (Central Tibetan Administration) website. They list all the Tibetan people who go for protests against the illegal Dorje Shugden ban. They never list the non-Tibetans because citizens of sovereign countries would never stand for it. They post the Tibetans who democratically and peacefully protest against this ban in order to incite hatred and anger creating angry mobs against Dorje Shugden practitioners. I have never gone for one single protest, but supposedly protests are a democratic method to change something that is damaging one sector of society. If peaceful protests are democratic and freedom of speech is encouraged, then why have a hit list on your website against people who protest? See many more: http://tibet.net/2014/05/list-of-dolgyal-followers-who-protested-against-his-holiness-the-dalai-lama-in-us-and-europe/

 

 Important and related articles:

Dorje Shugden: My side of the story (多杰雄登:我这方面的说法)

http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=65988

My plea to His Holiness the Dalai Lama

http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=69524

Dorje Shugden

http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/category/dorje-shugden

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  1. MartinC on Feb 9, 2017 at 8:44 am

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

    Suzy

  2. Andrea Lai on Nov 27, 2016 at 11:03 pm

    It’s really sad to see or witness war among humans due to differences in spiritual practice.As a Buddhism we are thought to be humble, polite and respect on each other opinions and thinking.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the story of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen. I’m getting more knowledge of my dharma protector and my root guru kind intention. May Shugden ban lift ASAP. Less people suffer, more people live in peace and harmony.

  3. Anne Ong on Nov 19, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    I hope you anti Shugden people will stop all these nonsense nasty attack on us. You have no right to go to other people’s blog and other social media platform to harrass others on their spiritual practice. it is a personal thing and we have our religious rights and freedom to practice what we like.Thank you very much.

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

    Trode Khangsar Chapel in Lhasa, Tibet

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Tsem Rinpoche


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

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

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    The 5th Dalai Lama’s Prayer to Dorje Shugden

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  5. Linda on May 12, 2016 at 3:45 am

    Nice to know Patricia Snodgrass, Wong Kok Chung (Joey Wong) and Carol McQuire are in contact. All those nasties on Tsem Rinpoche, guess now we know who directed Carol and her “friends”‘s attention to him with all those fake stories. The violence and vulgarities against Tsem Rinpoche, now there’s proof who was the source of it.

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  6. Lydia on May 7, 2016 at 6:08 am

    Carol McQuire and Linda Ciardiello I guess just can’t help themselves but these cartoons were a totally great use of Linda’s artistic skills.

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  7. Lydia on May 7, 2016 at 6:03 am

    Perfect, just perfect! Carol McQuire and Linda Ciardiello’s new works totally fit in with this rudeness theme!

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    Sogyal (3)

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  13. Tsem Rinpoche on Jan 7, 2016 at 5:06 am

    Thank you for having the strength, courage and genuine care to stand up and speak peacefully for what you believe in. No one should ever suffer, be segregated, assaulted, hurt, degraded, belittled, cursed, hated and biased for their religious beliefs. No one should advise anyone against any religious belief. If we want to find people who hate a certain religion, we can find plenty. If we want to find people who like a certain religion or form of spirituality, there will be plenty. In the end who is right and wrong? Which religion is right or wrong. All or some or none? Therefore it is more logical to respect all religions, all faiths and all forms of spirituality. In history many have exploited religion for selfish purposes and many have not. As long as I have not, that is all that matters. I cannot and will not speak for others of my faith and what their motive is, but I know my motive. No one and no leader and no religious leader should ever hurt, segregate or speak against another religion. Time for peace. Time for harmony. Time for respect. Time to look beyond mine/your religion and be kind. Be kind to everyone. Never put anyone down because of their religion.

    Humbly,

    Tsem Rinpoche.

    P.S. I wish very much the people from His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s views/side and people from the side of Dorje Shugden practitioners meet very soon. May they meet in peace, with kindness in the hearts and good motivation to solve this issue once and for all. We have to solve this through peaceful dialogue. I never protested against His Holiness Dalai Lama nor spoke harshly against his views ever. I have always respected his and everyone’s views. We all have to live on this earth together. You will not accept my way of spirituality and I will not accept your’s and that is okay. But we must respect each other’s spiritual faith and NEVER criticize or advise against it. We must respect also what we don’t accept. Everyone has their way. Advising against another’s religion/faith/spirituality creates so much disharmony. No more disharmony. It’s been 19 years since the ban against Dorje Shugden started. It must end please. We have so many things to argue about in this world, let’s make one less conflict. I wish this conflict to end peacefully soon. I wish His Holiness the Dalai Lama and supporters can open channels of communication and solve this issue soon. Peaceful dialogue please and soon. Thank you.

    peace

  14. Shane Jayasuriya on Oct 4, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    I really agree with Rinpoche every much.Religious freedom and what our practice is not others concern if we are not bringing harming any one with our practice. If one or two harms others from their practice , should not blame or criticize or harm all the other innocent practitioners.

  15. Edward Ooi on Jul 29, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    I very much agree with what Rinpoche has written. I have seen a lot of my fellow Dorje Shugden practitioners who has been criticized, opposed, scolded with vulgar words and treated with no respect at all just because they are Dorje Shugden practitioners. Besides, why would some people criticized another’s practice/religious because they are unhappy with it? Is that what you call Religious Freedom? I don’t think so.

    Yes, Rinpoche has every right to talk about Dorje Shugden on Rinpoche’s blog because it is owned by Rinpoche and it is a blog about sharing Dharma. So.. what rights do these people have to come and post those nasty comments? Like the other time when we talked about a practice in India which is called the Aghoris and they consume animal and human carcasses and sometimes they even meditate on human dead body, what is weird that is their people do not even talk bad about it or start opposing it and here we Dorje Shugden practitioners are, why are we getting verbally attacked by these people for doing no harm to the any sentient at all? Is this even fair?

    And most importantly, what bugs me the most is that a lot of people who go against us are people who do not understand anything about Dorje Shugden’s practice and story but yet they do it is because they normally assumed and judge Dorje Shugden’s practice only from what they have heard or read about. I really really wished from the depths of my heart that the ban will be lifted soon so that less people would criticize about what we are doing and many more people will practice Dorje Shugden.

  16. Yee Mun on Jul 28, 2015 at 12:28 am

    A blog is a very personal space for one to share his interests, like and dislike, religion and other things. A blogger would welcome words of encouragement and friendly debate, but definitely not vulgar or offensive message. No one would like a stranger to come into your space and in a very rude manner tell you what you are doing is wrong. If do not like the post by the blogger, just leave silently or do not come back in the future. Show some respect for others that have different practice or opinion.

    All religions promote peace, happiness and mind transformation for us to be better in the future. Leaving negative, vulgar or offensive comments in others blog is something opposite to what all religions are promoting. Our act will not only reflect about ourself, it also reflect who our teacher is and what our teacher taught us. So think twice before we act, do not bring shame to ourself and also to our teacher. If we want to check whether our action is right or wrong, we only need to ask ourself 1 question, will Buddha do this, say like this or act in such a way? If the answer is no, then we are 100% wrong. STOP it.

    I hope those anti Dorje Shugden people can leave my Guru alone, do not disturb his mind, do not waste his time to defend our practice and seeking for a dialogue to lift the ban. My Guru has more important things to do.

    We have our right to do the practice of our choice. As a Dorje Shugden practitioner, we only ask for a dialogue to settle the issue peacefully. Lift the ban for us to practice freely and in harmony with others.

  17. Shelly Tai on Jul 27, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this information with us, is very illogical when you read what this people write because I believe they all are spiritual practitioner whether what religion they are the main thing they should practice is kindness and love if they criticising others religion or believe I think is very wrong and will eventually discourage others to be spiritual.

  18. Edwin Tan on Jul 19, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    At the end of it.. It just boils down to respect towards one another, and choosing whether to leave derogatory remarks or not. Or simply just ignoring posts that seems unpleasant to the reader.

    There is no need to target the writer. Freedom of speech. Freedom of space.

  19. Uncle Eddie on Jul 17, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    Religion should lead to Peace, let us all be agents of Peace and harmony. I remember Rinpoche once said, “Whatever religion others are, we must respect. We must not think of harming them or their beliefs. Their beliefs are what make them who they are. Everyone has the right to be who they are”. As a point for thought, we all have to live on this planet together, where no one religion and/or, belief can cover the minds of all beings in this Planet. Having a variety is a norm and said to be useful. To disparage other’s religion or belisf, can create great upheavels within families, neighbours, cities, countries, friends and the World too! Actually religion can be used to create so much peace and goodwill if we practice each religion and develop the inner peace it is meant for, which is said to lead to outer Peace. Our Rinpoche has also taught that, religion shouldn’t be used selfishly to further one’s own endeavours, or goals indiscriminately. The true goal of a religious practitioner shouldn’t be using others conveniently to get to heaven. Their goal should be to create a “Heaven” on earth by tolerance, kindness and living in peace with better understanding to help and take care of others. Many may accept a heaven after death, and some don’t. But we all have a life to live now, and this life is very important and precious – once it’s lost, many opportunities will be lost too. So all respective religions and its followers should promote respect, tolerance and a geniune concern for each other, be they humans, animals and the environment. As always, the defining feature of a spiritual practitioner should always be compassion and acceptance – this defining cultivation of good qualities for religion will make our lives lived in peace and thus lead us to a heaven in the after life, if we choose to believe. The World is not perfect and neither are we. Together, however, we can solve whatever problems we have. To do this we must all strive for the same goal and consciously work towards achieving it. Om Mani Padme Hung.

  20. Phng Keng Hwa on Jul 16, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    It is nice to see that there are people who have the sense and logic to be respectful and neutral in this vast sea of hate. 🙂 I am really grateful to Mr. Robert Anderson. 🙂 Thank you, sir, for sharing your thoughts on the hate spread in the Shugden issue. If more people were to be like Mr. Robert Anderson, who respects what others believe in as well as what he believes in, the world would be a less dramatic and much happier place.

    I hope more people like Mr. Anderson will surface.

    Your humble student,
    Keng Hwa.

  21. LOW KHJB on Jul 16, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for your kind reminder on tolerance and respecting others in terms of views and beliefs. We are living in a modern democratic society.
    We have the rights to express ourselves or choose a religion that is suitable to our lifestyle.But, all these should be done with serious consideration as not to seek conflict or create harms to others in the society.
    Almost all religion would place love,harmony,compassion, generosity and tolerance as a base.If they truly understand these then multiracial or multi religious society would certainly find peace and joy in their co existence. Benefiting each other to enable them to develop and grow ( politically or financially ) .

  22. Lucas Roth on Jul 16, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    This post is very good and I agree with it completely. It is not just on social media that this hate can occur because of difference. Whenever people are not the same on a topic or opinion they lash out at each other. This is so wrong because if there is a disagreement then there is no need to have hatred and harm to others, just do not follow that way if it doesn’t suit you. If different arguments disagree directly then you can stand up for it properly and without need for harm like a formal protest such as in the old days of Martin Luthor King Jr. There is no need for harm and a fight.

    In this Dorje Shugden situation, it is so sad how all Shugden people get attacked physically and through the internet. Although I am talking about how disagreements are and how it can start things like this. I feel that this is the base to all disagreements and how it connects to this post is like that. So I feel like this is something else to connect to this post. It is because of disagreements not taken correctly. There is no need for harm and hate. There is no need for fighting, I feel so sad to hear that Shugden people are attacked because of difference. This should not be here in today’s society and it is so wrong and immature almost. Why is there a need to be so rude like how Rinpoche said. I hope this comment can be related to this post like how I thought of it. I am sorry if this comment is not good or doesn’t relate enough. So I am trying to say that all this is caused by an extremely bad approach by the non Shugden people for a situation that is not agreeing with them. Also freedom of speech is not a right to hate and insult. It is just a right to say your thought and your beliefs and feeling. So that is abused and can cause things like this Shugden hate.

  23. Pastor Han Nee on Jul 16, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    Freedom of speech comes with responsibility. The responsibility is to respect others’ right to freedom of speech and choice of religion. When individuals violate this basic right by invading the space of another and use rude incisive language to insult another about his choice of spiritual practice, in his social media space, this is tantamount to an offence because it hurts. If we wish not to be hurt, we should not hurt others by going into their space.This is especially so, when , in this case, our Guru Tsem Rinpoche himself has never gone into another’s space , nor criticize another in a negative and insulting manner.

  24. HillHermit on Jul 15, 2015 at 4:15 am

    Actually, what is freedom of speech? If we think freedom of speech gives us the right to speak or write hatefully, cruelly, with judgment, disrespect, and intolerance, we destroy the causes to be in a place where freedom of speech is valued and protected. In other words, only kind and careful speech guarantees freedom. We destroy the causes of freedom of any kind through acting out afflictions. The unique causes of freedom of speech are not governments that “guarantee” it, but having practiced pure, kind, respectful and non-harming speech/writing in the past. Claiming one’s right to freedom of speech while spewing vitriol or falsehood about anything or anyone is a guaranteed method to be forced to perceive oneself in a place where expression will be violently suppressed or denied.

  25. Pastor Gim Lee on Jul 14, 2015 at 10:44 pm

    Dear Anti-Dorje-shugden people,

    You said
    there is no ban, yet
    segregation is practiced
    Teachings, service & treatment are denied

    You said
    we have freedom, yet
    we’re not to reveal our practice
    even on our own social media platform

    You said, proudly
    you’re followers of HHDL, yet
    you’re showing no restraints
    to control your body, speech & mind

    You screamed
    for freedom of speech, yet
    you trolled over & violated ours
    why the double standards?

    You demanded
    to be left alone, yet
    you tagged us on tweets,
    comment on our walls with profanity.

    harassment is rampant
    discrimination is obvious

    where is your compassion?
    where is our freedom?

  26. Berndt on Jul 14, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    Dear Venerable Rinpoche,
    thanks for informing us. It is very sad that the T.G. in Exile, is to put Dorje Shugden worhippers in the pillory. I think the Government should take care for all of the ppl. and ensure religios freedom for all as well.

  27. Datuk May on Jul 14, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    Although Mr. Robert Anderson’s comment is precise and to the point, I wish to thank HE Tsem Rinpoche for being so kind to explain exactly how we should behave in a manner that is befitting to all who agrees or disagrees on whatever issues at hand.

    Sad that HE Tsem Rinpoche and his students are attacked and insulted for their singular belief and faith in Dorje Shugden. The question is do Kechara also differ in their faith in the Holy Dharma and the doctrine of Je Tsongkapa? The answer is no, we are students of Je Tsongkapa’s doctrine.

    Please have respect to our rights.

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  • Lin Mun
    Monday, Feb 20. 2017 09:17 PM
    Appreciate Robert for his generousity and kindness in giving the USD 5K to Rinpoche so he can settled all his loan and buy ticket to India to pursue his promise to be a monk. And he gave Rinpoche money without any condition but with sincere hope that Rinpoche can achieve his promise to be a monk.

    Rinpoche also showed to us that if we have good intention and determination in dharma we can achieve our goal. For example, Rinpoche do 100 prostration daily to Zong Rinpoche’s photo in order to create a cause for him to learn from Zong Rinpoche.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the inspiring story so we do not give up and continue learning and practising dharma .

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/robert-stone.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Feb 20. 2017 03:35 PM
    Geshe Thupten Lama is one of the great scholars and masters who has upheld the lineage of Lord Buddha’s liberating teachings ., Geshe Thupten Lama would not abandon the practice of Dorje Shugden was brand an evil Chinese spy,and enemy, His life was threatened ,was forced to seek political asylum in America.He was one brave masters to write 3 letters asking Dalai Lama to lift the ban on Dorje Shugden.He has worked tirelessly for the Tibetan government in exile.Many practitioners has suffered due to the ban .It has caused disharmony within the Tibetan communities throughout the world.May H.H Dalai Lama please lift the ban on Dorje shugden to restore peace and harmony.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-supreme-path-to-the-trikaya.html
  • Pastor Shin Tan
    Monday, Feb 20. 2017 02:34 PM
    How to Rely upon Dorje Shugden

    Relying on a Dharma Protector or Dharmapala is an essential and beneficial practice within Vajrayana Buddhism. As a result of living in the Kaliyuga (degenerate) age, where negative karma is immense and distractions from the spiritual path are abundant, treading the path to Enlightenment can be an arduous and obstacle-ridden road.

    Read more here: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/blog/how-to-rely-upon-dorje-shugden
  • Pastor Shin Tan
    Monday, Feb 20. 2017 02:31 PM
    There’s a topic most people find a little awkward to talk about, and that’s sponsorship in the Dharma. People find it awkward because they think money is not a very spiritual thing to discuss. Yet it is an unavoidable subject because it’s a simple fact of life in samsara – monasteries and Dharma institutions would never be able to survive without the kindness of sponsors, and if they did not have the funds.

    Read this powerful piece by Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai (Ani Lobsang Pema): http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/how-tibetan-leadership-treats-a-sponsor-jindak.html
  • Joy Kam
    Monday, Feb 20. 2017 02:00 PM
    The Meaning Behind Dorje Shugden’s Form
    Like the Buddha, Dorje Shugden’s body manifested from his great attainments. Hence, every part of his form has deep spiritual significance. Dorje Shugden’s entire body represents the complete path of the Lamrim or the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment, and meditating upon it with correct understanding will generate great merits and spiritual attainments. This is a brief explanation of Dorje Shugden’s form: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/overview/the-meaning-behind-dorje-shugdens-form
  • Joy Kam
    Monday, Feb 20. 2017 02:00 PM
    Shimmering Vajrayogini from Ms. Wahyu
    See this beautiful painting gifted to H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche especially made with lots of love… http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/shimmering-vajrayogini-from-ms-wahyu.html
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Monday, Feb 20. 2017 10:29 AM
    Do you know what they did to this old erudite master Geshe Thupten Lama after serving them for years? Read here and be prepared to be shocked: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=119404
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Monday, Feb 20. 2017 10:28 AM
    This educated, kind hearted and very determined young lady often went out to protest for a free Tibet in London as well as raise funds for the Tibetan communities in India. She really wanted to help the Tibetans. Guess what happened to her? See here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=119699
  • Jason
    Monday, Feb 20. 2017 02:46 AM
    Before this, I really doubt on reincarnation but after I watched the video above, it make me believe on reincarnation stuff which is happen to many high Lama. Reincarnation can’t totally explain by scientists but it reallly exists in this world.
    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing this and it open up my view on reincarnation topic.

    Jason

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/film-tv-music/reincarnation-true-or-false.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Feb 19. 2017 09:10 PM
    At this day and age, it is indeed surprising for leaders of faith to apply a heavy-handed technique to oppress nonbeliever or the deviant. It is hard to accept because we have been educated by the history of painful examples where discrimination and persecution were usually man-made because of intolerance, lack of acceptance and ignorance. I wish the Baha’i faith grow and shine, and may harmony and love pervades the community.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/sanctuary-for-a-persecuted-faith.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Feb 19. 2017 08:46 PM
    Thank you, Rinpoche for sharing with us here online the very rare and holy image of Pabongka Rinpoche in Tantric dress. He is the lineage master of Tibetan Buddhism that His Holiness Dalai Lama is teaching today. I am very fortunate to be able to meet with Tsem Rinpoche whose teaching traced back to Pabongka Rinpoche unbroken. May more people realize the weight of unbroken lineage in Buddhism and hence see the importance of Guru Devotion, which is the cornerstone of pure lineage in many ways.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/kyabje-pabongka-rinpoche-in-tantric-dress.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Feb 19. 2017 08:34 PM
    Thank you, Rinpoche for the interesting article. We get to learn more about preventing snakes the natural way. It ‘s nice to know that we can rely on plants to repel snakes, and some of these plants are suitable to be planted in Malaysia. Garlic paste sounds not trying to make and a natural way to repel snakes. I wonder if it works to keep lizards away too?

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/how-to-prevent-snakes-in-your-backyard.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Feb 19. 2017 08:22 PM
    This is a very nice sharing by Cindy Dinh. Rejoice to your keen interest in Buddhism in spite of being at an age where spirituality is not a common topic of interest. Please continue to explore the many teachings and topics here on the blog. And thank you, Cindy for writing to show your appreciation. It is a great testimony to the good work by Rinpoche and the team and will be a motivation for the rest of us too.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/thanks-cindy.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Feb 19. 2017 08:07 PM
    Thank you, Rinpoche for this advice, which gives depth to what it means by living with parents versus living on our own. The key takeaway is taking responsibility for our own life hence making our own destiny. Camping in our comfort zone for too long will not fuel us to do better or be stronger and more independent. At the end of the day, our attitude determines our actions, and our actions determine our success. Go for it, everyone! You never try, you never know. ��

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/living-at-home-the-real-reasons.html
  • Lin Mun
    Sunday, Feb 19. 2017 08:03 PM
    This is a very beatiful Buddha Manjushri painting. Rejoice for Wylfred and team for taking effort to making this painting and offered it to Rinpoche.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/look-what-the-postman-brought.html

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The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
The unknown may be growth and opportunities,
One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
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February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
2 weeks ago
February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
Click on the picture to enlarge and see what Suzy from Hawaii commented on the Dorje Shugden issue after much research. She is very candid and honest. Refreshing. Original is posted here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4
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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
This is a good one to read
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This is a good one to read
Mumu is silly and cute and funny
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Mumu is silly and cute and funny
Mumu\'s hair is messy and he looks funny
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Mumu's hair is messy and he looks funny
I am in the process of creating beautiful Dorje Shugden and Kechara Forest Retreat watches at this time. So we can take precious protector and Kechara Forest Retreat wherever we go and be blessed everytime we see what time it is. 
I am perfecting the designs with a great team and will update when done but these are just some samples that arrived. 
Feast your eyes! 

Tsem Rinpoche
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I am in the process of creating beautiful Dorje Shugden and Kechara Forest Retreat watches at this time. So we can take precious protector and Kechara Forest Retreat wherever we go and be blessed everytime we see what time it is. I am perfecting the designs with a great team and will update when done but these are just some samples that arrived. Feast your eyes! Tsem Rinpoche
                        Pick the practice, devotion and precepts of Vajra Yogini\'s path over everything and anything in samsara. Samsara has nothing of value and nothing lasting to offer. You are born in suffering, live in suffering, die in suffering and enter bardo and future lives expecting more sufferings. This is not a negative way of looking at things but the truth. If the truth is negative, so it is the truth. Devote oneself to the guru, dharma work, dharma practice and bringing dharma to others compassionately. Choose to practice Vajra Yogini now with the preliminaries. You can start right now: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/starting-on-vajra-yogini-now.html  Much care, Tsem Rinpoche
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Pick the practice, devotion and precepts of Vajra Yogini's path over everything and anything in samsara. Samsara has nothing of value and nothing lasting to offer. You are born in suffering, live in suffering, die in suffering and enter bardo and future lives expecting more sufferings. This is not a negative way of looking at things but the truth. If the truth is negative, so it is the truth. Devote oneself to the guru, dharma work, dharma practice and bringing dharma to others compassionately. Choose to practice Vajra Yogini now with the preliminaries. You can start right now: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/starting-on-vajra-yogini-now.html Much care, Tsem Rinpoche
Message to Tibetans in English
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Message to Tibetans in English
Message to the Tibetans
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Message to the Tibetans
Left to right: Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal. Great lamas of Gaden Shartse Monastery
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Left to right: Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal. Great lamas of Gaden Shartse Monastery
A beautiful Indian rendition of Gyenze Dorje Shugden manifesting in wealth form
2 months ago
A beautiful Indian rendition of Gyenze Dorje Shugden manifesting in wealth form
This is my thoughts and determination to share with you. Please open and read. Thank you for your time. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
This is my thoughts and determination to share with you. Please open and read. Thank you for your time. Tsem Rinpoche
Nepalese King Birendra receives His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche in Nepal
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Nepalese King Birendra receives His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche in Nepal
Guess what Zava Damdin Rinpoche did in Mongolia recently with 7,800 people??? Very interesting and it is a must read:  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116206
2 months ago
Guess what Zava Damdin Rinpoche did in Mongolia recently with 7,800 people??? Very interesting and it is a must read:  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116206
This huge Buddha in Korea is magnificent
3 months ago
This huge Buddha in Korea is magnificent
The very first oracle of Dorje Shugden in trance statue. I have commissioned this.
3 months ago
The very first oracle of Dorje Shugden in trance statue. I have commissioned this.
Such a old and ancient thangka painting of Dorje Shugden. He has been around in Tibet practiced for hundreds of years.
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Such a old and ancient thangka painting of Dorje Shugden. He has been around in Tibet practiced for hundreds of years.
One of the "Four Exalted Brothers" Avalokiteshvara statues, Phagpa Wati of Kyirong, which is now with H.H. the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala.
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One of the "Four Exalted Brothers" Avalokiteshvara statues, Phagpa Wati of Kyirong, which is now with H.H. the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala.
Kyabje Zemey, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Kyabje Pabongka Choktrul Rinpoche
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Kyabje Zemey, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Kyabje Pabongka Choktrul Rinpoche
My Oser girl and Mumu boy are so adorable
3 months ago
My Oser girl and Mumu boy are so adorable
Wow this meditator in his cave in front of a painting of Yamantaka draped with a white khata of respect. He sits among bones to remind him of impermanence and our future. The bones inspire him strongly to let go of all attachments in this life and focus on dharma, meditation and liberation and he is doing so. Very beautiful and inspirational. Tsem Rinpoche
3 months ago
Wow this meditator in his cave in front of a painting of Yamantaka draped with a white khata of respect. He sits among bones to remind him of impermanence and our future. The bones inspire him strongly to let go of all attachments in this life and focus on dharma, meditation and liberation and he is doing so. Very beautiful and inspirational. Tsem Rinpoche
Tenzing Norgay found this in Nepal. Guess what it is?
4 months ago
Tenzing Norgay found this in Nepal. Guess what it is?
Sir Edmund Hillary
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Sir Edmund Hillary
Halloween is my favorite holiday. Wild natural plants and flowers are my favorite offering. Buddha\'s teachings on meditation and Yidam practice bring the ultimate results and happiness. ~Tsem Rinpoche
4 months ago
Halloween is my favorite holiday. Wild natural plants and flowers are my favorite offering. Buddha's teachings on meditation and Yidam practice bring the ultimate results and happiness. ~Tsem Rinpoche
Previous lives do resemble current lives especially if they are a recognized incarnation. If notice how similar the previous and current Trijang Rinpoche looks. The eyes, bone structure, expression, long neck, thin and overall look. Beautiful. I\'ve seen this phenomena over and over in many Rinpoche incarnations. Especially when you compare them with pictures of previous and current lives at around the same ages. Something powerfully karmic about this. Tsem Rinpoche
4 months ago
Previous lives do resemble current lives especially if they are a recognized incarnation. If notice how similar the previous and current Trijang Rinpoche looks. The eyes, bone structure, expression, long neck, thin and overall look. Beautiful. I've seen this phenomena over and over in many Rinpoche incarnations. Especially when you compare them with pictures of previous and current lives at around the same ages. Something powerfully karmic about this. Tsem Rinpoche
It\'s nice to have monks visitors and resident monks in Kechara
4 months ago
It's nice to have monks visitors and resident monks in Kechara
                         Taken in Lake Champlain in Canada. A huge water monster...neat...
5 months ago
Taken in Lake Champlain in Canada. A huge water monster...neat...
Beautiful! His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang has always been good friends with His Holiness Karmapa. No wonder H.H. Karmapa never spoke against Dorje Shugden. Two reasons perhaps: One is he knows the qualities of Trijang Rinpoche who is a attained being. And Karmapa himself has clairvoyance to perceive the true nature of Dorje Shugden directly. I love to see great beings like this manifesting closeness. When I see, I just want to prostrate to them and thank them for sharing such good examples to someone like me. Praise to the ego-less mind! Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
Beautiful! His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang has always been good friends with His Holiness Karmapa. No wonder H.H. Karmapa never spoke against Dorje Shugden. Two reasons perhaps: One is he knows the qualities of Trijang Rinpoche who is a attained being. And Karmapa himself has clairvoyance to perceive the true nature of Dorje Shugden directly. I love to see great beings like this manifesting closeness. When I see, I just want to prostrate to them and thank them for sharing such good examples to someone like me. Praise to the ego-less mind! Tsem Rinpoche
Serkong Dorje Chang on the left and his son Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche on the right.
5 months ago
Serkong Dorje Chang on the left and his son Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche on the right.
High lamas in France September 2016
5 months ago
High lamas in France September 2016
༧གོང་ས་ཆེན་པོ་སྐུ་འཕྲེང་བཅུ་བཞི་པ་མཆོག་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན། - Interesting relationship between 14th Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden:   http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109757
5 months ago
༧གོང་ས་ཆེན་པོ་སྐུ་འཕྲེང་བཅུ་བཞི་པ་མཆོག་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན། - Interesting relationship between 14th Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109757
Dalai Lama Says We Can Practise Dorje Shugden Finally! Read more on this development--- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109777
5 months ago
Dalai Lama Says We Can Practise Dorje Shugden Finally! Read more on this development--- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109777
More time spent in dharma work is more karma collected to be happy and more time spent in non-dharma works is more karma collected to be unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
More time spent in dharma work is more karma collected to be happy and more time spent in non-dharma works is more karma collected to be unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche
All Dorje Shugden prophesizes will come to pass,
 Those who generate refuge and merits will trust, 
 By trusting one will see the good results of his pronouncements,
 By seeing the good results, one\'s path becomes more clear, 
 The path of practice, purification and siddhic results, 
 This would eliminate the samsara within our minds.
 ~Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
All Dorje Shugden prophesizes will come to pass, Those who generate refuge and merits will trust, By trusting one will see the good results of his pronouncements, By seeing the good results, one's path becomes more clear, The path of practice, purification and siddhic results, This would eliminate the samsara within our minds. ~Tsem Rinpoche
Large Dorje Shugden statue built by the 5th Dalai Lama and housed in Trode Khangsar. Sock Wand and Mdm Chuah took this picture in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
5 months ago
Large Dorje Shugden statue built by the 5th Dalai Lama and housed in Trode Khangsar. Sock Wand and Mdm Chuah took this picture in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
Our own Kecharian Mdm. Chua with the oracle of Dorje Shugden Gen Tenzin Tsultrim in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
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Our own Kecharian Mdm. Chua with the oracle of Dorje Shugden Gen Tenzin Tsultrim in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Trode Khangsar-the Chapel to Dorje Shugden built 400 years ago by the Great 5th Dalai Lama-Tibet 2016
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Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Trode Khangsar-the Chapel to Dorje Shugden built 400 years ago by the Great 5th Dalai Lama-Tibet 2016
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Gaden Monastery, Tibet 2016
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Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Gaden Monastery, Tibet 2016
                         This is the oracle of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa, Tibet. His name is Gen Tenzin Tsultrim of Sera Monastery in Tibet.
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This is the oracle of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa, Tibet. His name is Gen Tenzin Tsultrim of Sera Monastery in Tibet.
Ms. Sock Wan, Oracle of Dorje Shugden in Tibet Gen Tenzin Tsultrim, Mdm Chuah and Mr. Tashi in Tibet 2016
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Ms. Sock Wan, Oracle of Dorje Shugden in Tibet Gen Tenzin Tsultrim, Mdm Chuah and Mr. Tashi in Tibet 2016
Mahasiddha Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche, H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Ven. Rabten Choktrul Rinpoche 2016
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Mahasiddha Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche, H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Ven. Rabten Choktrul Rinpoche 2016
His Eminence Mahasiddha Gangchen Rinpoche and the official oracle of Dorje Shugden Panglung Kuten Choji lah in Italy together September 2016
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His Eminence Mahasiddha Gangchen Rinpoche and the official oracle of Dorje Shugden Panglung Kuten Choji lah in Italy together September 2016
My thoughts on Malaysia. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
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My thoughts on Malaysia. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
Beautiful thangka of Vajra Yogini. Look at the details where she appears in visions and also takes people to Kechara.
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Beautiful thangka of Vajra Yogini. Look at the details where she appears in visions and also takes people to Kechara.
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His Holiness the Gaden Throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche (very young) and His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Prayer Hall during prayers.
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Left to right: His Holiness the Gaden Throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche (very young) and His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Prayer Hall during prayers.
 It\'s nice when families support the spiritual journeys of their children. This is one beautiful family of Pastor Niral of Kechara
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It's nice when families support the spiritual journeys of their children. This is one beautiful family of Pastor Niral of Kechara
Jog Falls a power place of Vajra Yogini and Heruka: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=108652
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Jog Falls a power place of Vajra Yogini and Heruka: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=108652
Don\'t wait for the perfect group. Don\'t wait for the perfect person. Don\'t wait for the perfect situation. Don\'t expect yourself to be perfect. Don\'t even look for perfection at least in our realm as it does not exist or time will run out. Just get going and keep doing good. It\'s between you and yourself. Tsem Rinpoche
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Don't wait for the perfect group. Don't wait for the perfect person. Don't wait for the perfect situation. Don't expect yourself to be perfect. Don't even look for perfection at least in our realm as it does not exist or time will run out. Just get going and keep doing good. It's between you and yourself. Tsem Rinpoche
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