10 Holy Dorje Shugden Statues around the World

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As Dorje Shugden’s practice continues to spread far and wide, there are increasingly more monasteries built in dedication towards the great protector. 

We looked through the internet in search of statues that are both private possessions of Dorje Shugden lamas, as well as those which stand to be significant within Dorje Shugden’s history. 

Below are 9 holy Dorje Shugden statues located all over the world. Enjoy! 

Tsem Rinpoche

 

 

1. His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche’s Personal Statue, India

The opportunity to take a glimpse into the personal possessions of a private and highly-attained lama is a bonafide rarity. Above is the personal Dorje Shugden statue of the previous incarnation of HH Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche; the direct disciple of HH Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche, junior tutor to HH 5th Dalai Lama and the root lama of many highly attained lamas including HH Kyabje Zong RinpocheLama Yeshe and Geshe Rabten

In this life and previous incarnations, HH Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche has shared a very close and special relationship with Dorje Shugden. It is said that HH Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche always kept Dorje Shugden very near him throughout his life, as shown in this highly blessed statue that was kept in His private bedroom.

It was under HH Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche’s advice that the Dalai Lama sought the counsel of Dorje Shugden via the Panglung Oracle during the Cultural Revolution. This led to the Dalai Lama’s secret escape out of the Potala Palace and safely into India. 

In full knowledge of the tremendous benefits, prior to the escape, the Dalai Lama requested to borrow a Dorje Shugden thangka painting that was initially given by the Dalai Lama as an offering to his Guru, HH Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche. The thangka followed HH Dalai Lama’s throughout the escape, and was returned to HH Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche upon arriving in India. The Dorje Shugden thangka now resides in Trijang Ladrang, in Gaden Monastery.

A fun fact: HH Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche’s line of incarnation traces all the way back to Chandra, the famous chariot driver who escorted Prince Siddharta out of the palace to eventually attain enlightenment.

 

2. Longrong Monastery, Sichuan Province, China

One of HH Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche’s student was the highly attained HH Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, who was said to be an emanation of the Buddha, Heruka Chakrasamvara and one of the 2 heart sons of Lama Tsongkhapa, Khedrub Je.

HH Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, was born in the Kham region of Tibet which is now divided and covers the land area of present-day Tibet Autonomous Region, Qinghai, Gansu, Sichuan province and Yunan province of China. 

In the current Sichuan province, is Longrong Monastery, the largest monastery in Derong County. It is also one of the 13 major monasteries of the Gelug lineage in the Kham area, and the mother monastery of HH Kyabje Zong Rinpoche.

Established on 10 hectares of land, Longrong Monastery is home to 500 monks, 10,000 volumes of Buddhist scriptures and the Dorje Shugden statue above. During Losar, Tibetan New Year, it is common to see tens of thousands of people congregating at the monastery.

Fun fact: At the end of HH Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s life, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche stated very clearly and publicly that His whole life’s work was accomplished through His sincere reliance on Dorje Shugden. 

 

3. Gaden Shartse Monastery, India (till 1983)

For many decades, the Dorje Shugden statue above resided in the protector chapel within Gaden Shartse Monastery‘s large prayer hall, also known as the Lachi. The protector chapel also housed various statues and images of other Dharma protectors such as Mahakala, Kalarupa, Shidak Gyenye, Yamantaka and Vaisravana.

Installed by HH Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, HH Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, and 2,000 sangha members of Gaden Monastery, this sacred statue was worshipped by thousands of pilgrims, sangha members and lay people who made daily offerings and prayers to Dorje Shugden.

Monks from both Gaden Shartse and Jangste would perform daily pujas and rituals in the Lachi, where Dorje Shugden was one of the prayers done, together with the other protectors stated above.

In 1983, His Holiness the Dalai Lama issued an order to move the Dorje Shugden statue out of the Lachi and into a chapel of its own. As such, the sangha members of monastery had no choice but to carry out the order, and had the statue placed in a protector chapel that is currently located on the same compound as Sokpa Jamyang Khamsten, behind their monk hostel.

With the hundreds of thousands of pujas that were done by elite masters, tulkus, Geshes etc of Gaden Monastery, this statue is highly blessed and energized, and continues to be worshipped by many today. 

 

4. His Holiness the 5th Dalai Lama’s Handmade Statue, Kathmandu, Nepal

Located within the bustling capital city of Nepal is Phelgyeling Monastery, a Gelugpa monastery that was originally located in Nyanang, Tibet since 1665.

During the Cultural Revolution, one of the sacred artefacts that was saved from Phelgyeling Monastery in Tibet (a monastery that was eventually destroyed) was the revered statue above. Made by the 5th Dalai Lama own hands, the holy statue was reinstalled within the new protector chapel upon the re-establishment of the monastery in Nepal.

At about 10-12 inches high, the holy statue is covered in full brocade and encased in glass. It is believed that this is the first statue of Dorje Shugden. 

Another ‘first’ by the 5th Dalai Lama also includes a prayer to Dorje Shugden. The propitiation was written after the 5th Dalai Lama realized that Dorje Shugden was not a harmful spirit as initially assumed, but instead an enlightened Dharma protector. The prayer is still being recited by hundreds of thousands of Dorje Shugden practitioners today.

 

5. Kopan Monastery, Nepal (till sometime after 1984)

The above statue was a sacred personal item belonging to one of the most renown Tibetan lamas who brought Buddhism to the West, Lama Yeshe. It was public knowledge that Lama Yeshe’s main protector was Dorje Shugden, whom Lama Yeshe fully relied upon throughout his life until he entered clear light in 1984.

Together with Lama Yeshe’s main student, Lama Zopa, they co-founded Kopan Monastery in Nepal, which became known to cater to Western students with the aspiration to further develop their Dharma practice. 

Lama Yeshe actively encouraged his students to take Dorje Shugden as their Dharma protector, and made requests to other great lamas to confer Shugden sogtae (empowerment) onto his students.

During the construction of Kopan Monastery, many Dorje Shugden pujas were done before the foundation was laid. Lama Zopa later shared that Lama Yeshe would perform a Dorje Shugden puja before every teaching course began in Kopan Monastery to remove obstacles. Additionally, whenever there were any problems, Dorje Shugden was the main protector that Lama Yeshe would rely upon.

The Dorje Shugden statue above was the personal statue of Lama Yeshe, which was kept with him at Kopan Monastery. Upon entering clear light, his students gave away the statue to Tsawa Pulthok Rinpoche (from Drepung Loseling Monastery, Nepal).

In 2008, before entering clear light, Tsawa Pulthok Rinpoche gave away the statue to Gangchen Ladrang, Nepal, where it is currently housed and propitiated to.

 

6. Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, Ü-Tsang Province, Tibet Autonomous Region

Founded by the 1st Dalai Lama in 1447, Tashi Lhunpo Monastery is located on a hill in the center of Shigatse, the 2nd largest city in Tibet, within the traditional Ü-Tsang province.

The monastery has served to be the successive seat of the 2nd highest ranking tulku lineage in the Gelug tradition and all of Tibet in fact, the Panchen Lama. This tradition began since the 4th Panchen Lama, whose successive incarnations expanded the monastery to eventually cover an area of nearly 74 acres. 

Tashi Lhunpo Monastery remains as a culturally and historically important site, due to the rare assets that have been well-preserved from the Ming and Qing dynasties. Together with various rare sutras and thangkas, the monastery is invaluable for research on the history and society of Tibet. 

Tashi Lhunpo has a long history of practicing Dorje Shugden, and the practice continues strongly till today. The statue above is only but one of the many Dorje Shugden statues and paintings within the monastery. Those fortunate enough to visit the monastery will also have the opportunity to receive blessings from Dorje Shugden’s entourage, which includes the Ten Youthful and Wrathful Assistants, Nine Mothers, and Eight Guiding Monks.

Interesting fact: The 4th Panchen Lama was the 5th Dalai Lama’s teacher.

 

7. Riwo Choeling Monastery, Lhoka (Shannan) Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region

The Lhoka Prefecture is often regarded as the birthplace of Tibetan civilization, and interestingly, the first Buddhist monastery and palace were also built here.

Located in the spiritual Yarlung Valley region of the Lhoka Prefecture is Riwo Choeling Monastery, a monastery that was founded in the 15th century by Khedrup Je, one of the 2 heart disciples of Lama Tsongkhapa.

It is said that Lama Tsongkhapa was traveling through the valley and expressed how the 2 mountains were shaped like a sword. As it was in reference to Manjushri’s wisdom sword, the remark meant that the area would be a place that is open to learning the Dharma.

Located at the top of a mountain, Riwo Choeling Monastery can only be reached by foot. Within the monastery resides Dorje Shugden, who is known to be the protector of the monastery. 

 

8. Denma Gonsar Monastery, Kham, Tibetan Autonomous Region 

Located in the Kham region of Tibet, Denma Gonsa Monastery (or Denma Gonsa Rinpoche’s Monastery) is home to the world’s largest Lama Tsongkhapa statue at 12-storey high, and the 2nd largest Dorje Shugden statue at 18-ft high. 

Blessing the entire Kham area, Denma Gonsa Monastery was formed by the previous incarnation, HH 19th Kyabje Denma Gonsa Rinpoche, who rebuilt an existing old monastery that was destroyed over the years by the natural elements and humankind.

Upon completion in 2011, Denma Gonsa Monastery became the seat for HH Kyabje Denma Gonsa Rinpoche to transmit the pure teachings of Lama Tsongkhapa to 600 monks, as well as the lay people living within the region. High lamas such as the current Kyabje Pabongka Choktrul Rinpoche incarnation travelled often to this monastery to also receive rare teachings, practices and commentaries.

Prior to entering clear light in 2005, HH Kyabje Denma Gonsa Rinpoche instructed his main attendants to recognize his incarnation only if the boy is able to perfectly recite the root tantra of Guhyasamaja from memory. The Guhyasamaja tantra is one of the most important scriptures in Vajrayana Buddhism, and in its fullest form consists of 17 chapters.

Many claimed to be the incarnation, but on the 31st of July 2014, the officially recognized 20th incarnation of Denma Gonsa Rinpoche was enthroned. The video of the young incarnation reciting the text from memory can be found on YouTube.

The grand enthronement ceremony was attended by 200,000 people who traveled from all corners of Tibet, reflecting the level of faith and interest many Tibetans still have in the Buddha Dharma.

During the Qinghai earthquake, it was said that the surrounding buildings in the area were damaged except for the Denma Gonsa Monastery complex. Dorje Shugden being the main Dharma protector of the monastery, was highlighted as the main reason for the miracle. 

 

9. Trode Khangsar, Lhasa, Tibetan Autonomous Region

Originally constructed in 1670, Trode Khangsar is located in the capital city of Tibet, Lhasa. HH 5th Dalai Lama had commissioned the protector house (or tenkhang in Tibetan) to be specifically dedicated to Dorje Shugden.

Within the tenkhang is an image of Dorje Shugden which was also commissioned by the 5th Dalai Lama.

At the end of the 17th century, Trode Khangsar was entrusted by the 5th Dalai Lama’s Regent Desi Sangye Gyatso to Riwo Choeling Monastery who restored the damaged and over-painted murals during the Cultural Revolution. Riwo Choeling Monastery continues to manage the tenkhang till today, where many tourists and pilgrims visit, and monks perform daily pujas to Dorje Shugden. 

Trode Khangsar remains to be a historically significant building as it represents how Dorje Shugden was officially established in Tibet.

 

10.  Choijin Lama Temple, Mongolia 

The Choijin Lama Temple (Mongolian: Чойжин ламын сүм) is a Buddhist monastery in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia.

The complex consists of four temples originally occupied by the brother of the ruler Bogd Khan, Choijin Lama Luvsankhaidav, who was the state oracle at the time. The complex was begun in 1904 and completed in 1908. In 1938 the Stalinist government converted the complex into a museum.

The main temple features an 18th-century gilt statue of Buddha Sakyamuni with a statue of Choijin Lama Luvsankhaidav on the Buddha’s right and the embalmed corpse of Baldanchoimbolon on his left. In addition, the temple boasts a copious collection of religious instruments, thangka paintings, a copy of the 108-volume Kangyur and hand-printed 226-volume Tengyur brought from Tibet by the Bogd Khan, and a collection of cham dance masks).

The annex to the temple contains a heated ger and a central square in which Choijin Lama Luvsankhaidav performed rituals.

The Zuu Temple, dedicated to the Buddha Shakyamuni features papier-mache sculptures of Buddha in the past, present, and future. The 16 disciples of Buddha appear on the temple walls with four Maharantsa protectors shown sitting in caves on either side of the door.

The Yidam Temple was used as a place of prayer by Choijin Lama Luvsankhaidav, and therefore closed to the public. In its center is a gilt bronze sculpture of one of the 84 Indian yogis, or Mahasiddha. Also depicted are the tantric gods Kalacakra, Mahamaya, Vajradhara and others with their shakti or consorts in postures of meditation that symbolize power and strength.

The fourth temple, the temple of amugulang or peace, is dedicated to the first Mongolian reincarnation of Boghda Jevzundamba, Undur Gegeen Zanabazar, (1635-1724).

 

Extra surprise: Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong, Malaysia

Standing 24 feet tall, this Dorje Shugden statue is currently the largest one of its kind in the world. Commissioned by H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche, this Dorje Shugden statue is housed in Kechara Forest Retreat, where it is the focal image for Dorje Shugden pujas and many other events. In mid 2015, the statue was consecrated by Dorje Shugden in trace through the famed Panglung Oracle.

 


 

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  1. TekLee on Dec 13, 2016 at 2:12 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article and all the beautiful Dorje Shugden statues. Again, it is proven that Dorje Shugden is practiced by many high Lama, including H.H Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, the tutor of H.H The 14th Dalai Lama. All the high Lamas and Gurus can’t be wrong of practicing Dorje Shugden. May the ban of Dorje Shugden be lifted very very soon. With folded hands _/\_

  2. Samfoonheei on Nov 10, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    Wow …it is a blessing to see the 10 Holy Dorje Shugden Statues around the World even though in pictures in one go.Dorje Shugden practice had been around for decades and continues to spread around the world…I am fortunate to see one here in Malaysia that is at KFR .Currently the largest statute in the world.,commissioned by our Guru Rinpoche.
    All these statues had beautiful history behind it…..like the Trode Khangsar and so forth .Its great to understand better of Dorje Shugden,and know something interesting in the post. And for sure their practice of Dorje Shugden, cannot be wrong then. Dorje Shugden is a fully enlightened Dharma Protector
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this interesting post.

  3. Anne Ong on Sep 16, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    Thank you very much Rinpoche for posting these beautiful and holy statues of Dorje Shugden from around the world.Really feel blessed to be able see them on blog and read about their background. Would be so awesome to be able to go on a pilgrimage just to see all these beautiful and blessed statues. _/\_

  4. Tsem Rinpoche on Sep 14, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    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. graceleong on Jul 23, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    I am proud and rejoice in the fact that i live near to the abode of the largest Dorje Shugden statue in the world, in Bentong, Malaysia, all only possible through the kindness of our Guru.
    I also had the great fortune to see the Dorje Shugden statue in Phergyeling Monastery, Nepal; a handmade statue by the 5th Dalai Lama. The old monks in the monastery shared with passion on how they protected these precious statues and relics with their lives whilst they escape Tibet during the invasion. The monks dis not take a flight or bus to escape Tibet; they had to walk for days and nights, hiding from attacks carrying with them with great care all the statues and relics that they could save. With folded hands I thank them for their courage and deepest devotion for the practice of Dorje Shugden. Without the faith of these monks and many others we would not have these precious teachings which benefits so many today . Thank you Rinpoche.

  6. Datuk May on Jul 17, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    Although it is my wildest dream to one day be able to set my eyes on all these precious and blessed statues of Dorje Shugden, I am grateful that for now I have had audience with some of these precious images.

    Even the photographs set up in this article will be a blessing for all who will view them now.

    I really enjoyed reading the monasteries these blessed images are and the origins of their being there.

  7. Wai Meng Wan on Jul 13, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    The 5th Dalai Lama was one of the greatest Dalai Lama of all times, and after the passing of Tulku Dragpa Gyeltsen, he had chosen to compose a prayer to Dorje Shugden and also made a statue of Dorje Shugden with his own hands. Thanks to the Dalai Lama, many more statues came after that.

  8. Su Ming on Jul 8, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    When you read the above article and the Lamas who made them or had a part to play with these statue, your own logic minds actually goes…..”how can Dorje Shugden be a demon?, If he is then all the incarnation of these lamas including H.H The Dalai Lama is also not right?” It doesn’t make sense when there is now a ban on this protector.

    I was fortunate enough to have had audiences with some of these sacred statue. What took my breath away was the statue which used to be in the protector hall, next to Gaden Shartse Lachi (Gompa). This was the statue which thousands of monks in Shartse worshipped for many years after their escaped to India. And it has been transferred out by H.H. The Dalai Lama in 1983 when the ban started to escalate within the monastery. That was when the split between the monks started and a lot of separation took place between families, friends and teachers. Very heartbreaking.

  9. Carmen Koo on Jul 7, 2016 at 3:06 am

    Dorje Shugden’s practice has been a major practice, from India, to Tibet, Nepal to China, Mongolia, and the world. Even the 5th Dalai Lama, during the 16th century, officially recognised Dorje Shugden, wrote a praise to Dorje Shugden and handmade a statue of Dorje Shugden, known to be the 1st. I’ve had the honour to have audience with this statue due to the blessings and kindness of His Eminence, and the fact that His Holiness the 5th Dalai Lama handmade this statue himself, speaks volumes. Of all deities and protectors, the 5th Dalai Lama handmade this statue.

    All these esteemed lamas, from Lama Yeshe, to Trijang Rinpoche to Denma Gonsar Rinpoche cannot be wrong in their practice of Dorje Shugden, otherwise many of their incarnations would not be back today.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing such a lovely post with us.

  10. William Chua on Jul 4, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    It is very blessed to be able to see the holy statues of DS around the world. I was really fortunate enough to view in real life two of the above sacred statues in Nepal through the blessings of Rinpoche, with the pilgrimage organised by Kechara. Of course the best and most blessed is the tallest DS statue in Kechara Forest Retreat where we are so near to him.

  11. Sock Wan on Jul 4, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    Up until today, Kechara Forest Retreat in Bentong, Malaysia hosts the largest Dorje Shugden. Being a Kecharian, I feel proud and also fortunate.

    Because of Rinpoche, Malaysian Buddhists are introduced to this powerful and compassionate Dharma protector. It is a very easy practice to do, we don’t need the initiation in order to start our practice. A daily Sadhana (practice that you do everyday) can be found here: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/diamond-path-a-daily-sadhana-of-dorje-shugden. When you encounter difficulties, reciter Dorje Shugden mantra Om Benza Wiki Bitana Soha for protection.

    Thank you.

  12. jerry_sito on Jul 4, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    感谢仁波切您的分享与开示,

    多杰雄登护法,是文殊菩萨的化身,祂化身为护法,主要就是因为要帮助我们好去除修行道路上的障碍与世俗上的烦恼,好让我们能够得到更多的顺缘与帮助,好好专注学习佛法直至获得证悟。

    而这一尊尊庄严与速胜的多杰雄登佛像,有的是闻名天下的寺院所供奉,有的是伟大的高僧大德所拥有的个人佛像,有的是百姓们所供养铸造出来的佛像,这也意味着能够得到寺院的肯定,高僧的认证,百姓的爱戴,多杰雄登确确实实是无误的“证悟”护法,所以倘若我们能够好好的依止祂,祂将能生生世世地保护我们,直至我们获得证悟为止。

    谢谢
    Jerry Sito

  13. Chris Chong on Apr 13, 2016 at 11:03 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing these sacred images.

    This proves that Dorje Shugden practice had been around for quite some times and many monks do pray to him. His practice is reliable and benn relied on by many high lamas. It is impossible for high lamas to mistaken a spirit as a Buddha and worshipped him for hundreds of years.

    Dorje Shugden is a fully enlightened Dharma Protector and he is safe to be relied on.

    Humbly,
    Chris

  14. Sharon Ong on Mar 28, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for this post. Would be so awesome to be able to go on a pilgrimage just to see all these beautiful and blessed statues.

  15. Wylfred Ng on Feb 21, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing and the great pictures of Dorje Shugden statue around the world.

    Dorje Shugden is an enlightened dharma protector emanated by Buddha of wisdom Manjushri. It is so blessed for us to be able to see so many holy Dorje Shugden statue.

    Last but not least, the largest Dorje Shugden stataue in the world is now in Kechara Forest Retreat, Malaysia. I felt so blessed that i can see this Dorje Shugden statue in Malaysia.

    Thank you Rinpoche for conceptualizing and building KFR in Malaysia.

    Thank you
    Wylfred Ng

  16. Lin Mun on Feb 20, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing this pictures and write up on all of them. It is really a blessing and great opportunities for us to know and understand Dorje Shudgen in all these countries and areas.

    I hope more people would learn and know more about Dorje Shudgen.

    Regards,
    Lin Mun

  17. Alice Tay on Feb 14, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    因为上师的关系,本人才有机会深入了解多杰雄登的背景和他的一切。根据上师所言,多杰雄登是如此的慈悲,而且是文殊菩萨的化身,如果虔诚的持修他的法门,多杰雄登是可以迅速和有力的帮助我们消除障碍和解决问题,好让我们可以达成修行的愿望。

    还记得仁波切曾经说过,佛像越大越好,因为佛像的每一个肖像或象征都有特别的意义。当所有众生看到此佛像时,他们都会因此而得到加持。因此,越大的佛像,可以利益更多众生。

    感谢仁波切在此分享几个不同的地方所建设如此庄严的多杰雄登佛像。不过在这之前,曾经阅读过的课题有关多杰雄登到底是魔还是佛?而本人的想法是比较简单与直接,那就是如果多杰雄登是魔,那么为什么那么多寺院都会建设多杰雄登的佛像?不但如此,为什么诸多高僧大德都拥有个人的多杰雄登佛像?而我的答案是,我选择相信影响本人最深和可以让我看清与了解生命奥妙的上师尊贵的詹杜固波切。

    在此祈愿一切有情众生得到文殊菩萨和多杰雄登护法的加持,去除无明,看清真理。

  18. Stella Cheang on Feb 14, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    It is truly a blessing for us to read this blog post that show us the location of 10 magnificent Dorje Shugden statues in the world. We also have the opportunity, through the write up, to learn about the various monasteries in the Tibet, Kham, Sichuan, Mongolia, India and Nepal regions. It is evidential that Dorje Shugden is a renowned Dharma Protector propitiated by people of these vast regions. Many of these monasteries have history dating back to hundreds of years ago and having Dorje Shugden as their Dharmapala for centuries. It is most heart wrenching to know that a culturally and historically rich Enlightened Protector practice is subjected to defilement all because of political agenda by the Tibetan exile leadership. It is time for the atrocious political techniques to stop.

    Thank You very much, Rinpoche, for sharing with us the holy images and write up.

    Humbly, bowing down,
    Stella Cheang

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  • Stella Cheang
    Monday, Jan 23. 2017 09:46 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for this contest to create awareness on the plight of our dinner, before they ended up on our plate. The meat that ended up on our dinner plates are not some chemically produced lifeless “thing”. They are animals who have feelings, can feel pain and suffer a great deal under unhygienic environment, probably able to feel more than us for that matter. This is a fact. We should not ignore it and blindfold our conscious by pretending that the meat we are consuming led a happy life and died peacefully before they ended up on our plate. Do our part by contributing to less suffering for the animals. Go vegetarian.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/win-a-manjushri-statue.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Monday, Jan 23. 2017 09:23 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing.
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Monday, Jan 23. 2017 05:52 PM
    The Tibetan government in exile in North India (CTA) has in their laws and charters that if you practice Dorje Shugden as your spiritual path:

    1. You are not allowed in Tibetan hospitals.
    2. Your children are not allowed in Tibetan schools.
    3. You may not join in community events in the refugee communities throughout India.
    4. You may not work in any jobs provided by Tibetan govt even if you are qualified within India.
    5. You are not allowed to attend any public talks by the Dalai Lama even secular in nature. You are checked for ID at the door claiming it’s for security.
    6. They restrict your travel by taking extra lengths to complicate issuing you proper papers.
    7. During public speeches, they denigrade the deity Dorje Shugden in order to have public opinion turned against those who practice Dorje Shugden.
    8. They create videos, documentaries and books ‘advertising’ Dorje Shugden as a bad deity. But they call this ‘advice’ only. They allocate much needed funds towards materials with ‘evidence’ that Dorje Shugden is harmful. What kind of government fund campaigns against a particular religion?
    9. They bar/expel you from from entering monasteries based on the fact you practice Dorje Shugden.
    10. Because they have received international pressure and was embarassed, they do not directly restrict you from the practice of Dorje Shugden but produce materials to speak against this faith isolating individuals who continue from the community.
    11. They have smear campaigns funded by the CTA’s Dept of Information & International Relations on social media to destroy the reputation of certain Tibetan teachers who continue to practice Dorje Shugden.
    12. They villify Dorje Shugden practitoners as people who are against Tibetan freedom, Tibetan culture and conveniently called them China spies and violent. This is part of their campaign. Why would China pay anyone to pray to Dorje Shugden? I do not know about others, but I receive no payment for my spiritual practice of Dorje Shugden from any individual, organization or government. I am accused of this as a smear campaign to silence me. But prove clearly that I receive payment from any govt or organization for my practice of Dorje Shugden. If you cannot prove it but continue to say so, then it’s an organized smear campaign from the Dept of Information & International Relations of the CTA in Dharamsala for what they see as defiance when it’s really religious freedom.
    13. Tibetan government in exile has been known to encourage the crowd to harm Dorje Shugden practitioners by posting ‘wanted’ posters of well known and defiant Dorje Shugden practitoners in the 24 refugee communities throughout India.
    14. Whatever donations, gifts, items, help given to the Tibetan govt, their hospitals, Monasteries, schools, individuals by Dorje Shugden practitioners prior to the ban against Dorje Shugden in 1996 has not been refunded or returned. Many Dorje Shugden practitioners including myself have made substantial donations to many sectors of the Tibetan refugee communities and monasteries and all items and monies have not been returned. If Dorje Shugden practitioners are bad, why keep their donations and gifts but restrict their presence?

    I have nothing against Tibet, Tibetans or His Holiness the Dalai Lama. In fact I wish His Holiness long life and health always. I have never said in speech or print any negative word against His Holiness the Dalai Lama. But this ban against Dorje Shugden practitioners is unfair, undemocratic and against human rights. It must be addressed, revoked and removed. It is creating a huge rift within Tibetan communities where we need to be united to preserve our culture, religion and way of life around the world. Whether an individual wishes to practice Dorje Shugden or not is up to the individual, but there should be no restrictions or prejudice created by CTA for engaging in this practice. Now in the 21st century, only in the Tibetan communities lead by CTA, there is heavy religious discrimination. But some find it hard to believe because it does not match the reputation of the Dalai Lama in which the CTA is under. If there is no ban and systematic controlled and funded tyranny against Dorje Shugden practitioners like myself, why should I speak up or say these things? I have no gains to speak up if it was not true. There are thousands of other individuals who can attest to all I have said and much proof to find even on the internet. This systematic tyranny against the fundamental human right of religious choice to practice Dorje Shugden must stop before it creates more damage to individuals and groups and at the same time bringing down the reputation of the CTA or Tibetan govt in exile headquartered in Dharamsala, North India as backward and tyrannical.

    Tsem Rinpoche
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  • sonnytan
    Monday, Jan 23. 2017 01:37 PM
    sonny tan on Jan 23, 2017 at 1:33 pm
    Hello jeff Weegee, you came here to insult our guru and claimed that he gets monetary support from China without any documentary,evidential, bullet proof and solid evidence. In the eyes of the learned criminal court judges this statement itself is very defamatory and you can be sued for character assasination and defamation. However, you are not very smart enough thinking that by coming here and abusing our kind guru’s nature and forgiving heart with such nonsensical unproven lies he will not institute further action. It only means that you wantonly and deliberately wants to hurt my guru’s good name thinking that by saying the above he will not retaliate but I beg to differ as you will never know what his students have in store for people of loose characters. We may not be as forgiving as our guru because you intentionally wants to ruin my guru’s reputation and that itself is an urgent call for us to defend him when viciously attacked. We will vehemently pursue such unproven accusations without repose and put to rest all these once and for all and eventually let justice prevails
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jan 22. 2017 06:05 PM
    Yes it is time to worry for sure if we are not doing anything to protect our earth , environment and animals .There’s the threat that climate change will do more harm.One recent study found that as temperatures rise over the next century.Marine life of dolphins , leatherback sea turtles and so forth are affected .Sooner or later they will be extnct due to global warming. .Scientists discovered environmental pollution can cause human fertility.
    Human activity, including over fishing, unsustainable agriculture, a dramatic loss in natural habitats, and—of course—climate change are to be blamed. Hence it is indeed a time to worry and put in more effort to protect our environment and earth.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this informative article.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/is-it-time-to-worry.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jan 22. 2017 03:27 PM
    The global warming has become alarming and at risks. Arctic drilling could speed up global warming and harm endangered wildlife in the Arctic. Its good that former US President Obama ban offshore drilling untill 2022. Even though this ban only last for five years it is at least protected. With the new President Trump ,i do hope he won’t withdrew global effort to reduce fossil fuel emission and hoping that more people are aware of what happening to the arctic .
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article and videos too.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/offshore-drilling-in-arctic-banned.html
  • Lin Mun
    Saturday, Jan 21. 2017 08:47 PM
    It is very sad that the effect of pollution and rubbish is getting worse. All of us are living in this world and have the responsibilities to take care of our environment. We can stop all this by starting from our self. Always be mindful, throw rubbish in the right place and use more recycle items.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/plastic-pollution-in-deep-sea-is-alarming.html
  • Lin Mun
    Saturday, Jan 21. 2017 08:33 PM
    Kaizen practise is a good method to start training our mind to push ourselves and do something new everyday for 1 minute. Because it start with 1 minute, we would not have reason to not do it. Once we started to learn something new and continuously doing it, we will get use to and improve it further.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/the-one-minute-method-for-overcoming-laziness.html
  • Alice Tay
    Friday, Jan 20. 2017 10:38 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for your kindness and compassion and also the support team to have this short prayer translated into Tibetan language. This is great to let more people from different countries and races to read this wonderful prayer to Dorje Shugden.

    May everyone be blessed by Dorje Shugden and able to meet a qualified guru to learn and practice dharma for the benefit of others.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/a-short-prayer-to-dorje-shugden-tibetan.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jan 20. 2017 08:33 PM
    Beautiful, inspiring and so touching story…. of Alvaro Munera a former bullfighter. He is a real hero who learned his lesson through reason and thinking.That is really great of him and even campaigning against bullfighting.He accepted his faith and realized that animals do have feelings too.Not to harm them but to protect them.
    Thank you Rinpoche foe sharing such a touching story
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/do-not-miss-this-so-touching.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jan 20. 2017 07:50 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing Its alarming that plastic pollution has already reached deep oceans which has negatively affecting deep sea animals.The researchers found inside the deep sea animals were polyester, nylon and acrylic.That is bad enough causing ingestion in deep sea animals, such as sea cucumbers, hermit crabs and squat lobsters .Sooner or later they are becoming extinct due to all these plastic pollution. Deep sea animals have the freedom to live too. Do hope all of us take responsibility to care for the environment. Attitude and educating ourselves and sharing with others on the best and safest ways of disposal of rubbish will be wonderful.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/plastic-pollution-in-deep-sea-is-alarming.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Friday, Jan 20. 2017 04:33 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing. It is so sad to learn about the negative impact of our human lifestyle and usage on the animals living in deep sea. Nothing on this Earth can escape our influence because we are a member and a crucial one for all intent and purposes, of this big ecosystem call Earth. I hope through these discoveries and learning, it will awaken our conscious to do something to preserve Earth.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/plastic-pollution-in-deep-sea-is-alarming.html#comments
  • Stella Cheang
    Friday, Jan 20. 2017 04:21 PM
    It is wonderful to learn about the Yayasan Kechara Indonesia team’s effort in fundraising by conquering Mt Rinjani. It is also very meaningful to find out the members of this hike overcome personal and physical limitation to reach the peak. “…thinking Instead of just letting life throw random challenges at me, I should go ahead and provide myself with truly meaningful challenges.” Rejoice and well done! Thank you for this sharing, Valentina.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/guess-what-we-did-on-mt-rijani.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Friday, Jan 20. 2017 12:28 AM
    Taking baby steps to train up our consistency and persistency is really a cool innovation from the traditional “cold turkey” approach. Since this is a trust and proven method, we should give it a try and conquer one of our limitation. Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/the-one-minute-method-for-overcoming-laziness.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Friday, Jan 20. 2017 12:22 AM
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing. Great to be informed of this alternative that deters insects and rodents from getting too intimate with us. The smell of mint is really nice and it has many benefits to our human body too. Hence, it will be a good idea to add mint leaves into our grocery shopping list.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/try-this-to-repel-insects-in-your-house.html

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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This huge Buddha in Korea is magnificent
The very first oracle of Dorje Shugden in trance statue. I have commissioned this.
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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
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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
2 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?
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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
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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
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It's nice to have monks visitors and resident monks in Kechara
                         Taken in Lake Champlain in Canada. A huge water monster...neat...
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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
4 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.
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Serkong Dorje Chang on the left and his son Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche on the right.
High lamas in France September 2016
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Kind people are to be treasured. They make life worth living. ~Tsem Rinpoche
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Kind people are to be treasured. They make life worth living. ~Tsem Rinpoche
Don\'t you love her bag? She\'s stylish and at one with the universe. OM Shanti. ~Tsem Rinpoche
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Don't you love her bag? She's stylish and at one with the universe. OM Shanti. ~Tsem Rinpoche
Beautiful Manjushri carved in China
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Beautiful Manjushri carved in China
Sent from Samsung tablet.
5 months ago
Sent from Samsung tablet.
We must loyal to our guru. How to be loyal? To always do the teachings and practice he gave us and to conquer our laziness. We must make our gurus more important than our ego. So it is important to always let our guru win and not our ego. If our ego wins, many will suffer and we will suffer. If our guru wins, temporarily we suffer, but long term we will be happy and many around us will be happy. You see, the guru is always on the look out to give us methods and teachings that we can engage in to bring us happiness. The biggest happiness is overcoming our ego and it\'s traces and the guru always directly and indirectly focuses on that. Our guru will always love and help us, but we must meet our guru half way too. Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
We must loyal to our guru. How to be loyal? To always do the teachings and practice he gave us and to conquer our laziness. We must make our gurus more important than our ego. So it is important to always let our guru win and not our ego. If our ego wins, many will suffer and we will suffer. If our guru wins, temporarily we suffer, but long term we will be happy and many around us will be happy. You see, the guru is always on the look out to give us methods and teachings that we can engage in to bring us happiness. The biggest happiness is overcoming our ego and it's traces and the guru always directly and indirectly focuses on that. Our guru will always love and help us, but we must meet our guru half way too. Tsem Rinpoche
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