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. Lin Mun on Jan 28, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the above holy Dorje Shugden statues owned by the various monastery and highly attained lamas. We are so fortunate to be able to see and be blessed by Dorje Shugden. Hope the ban on Dorje Shugden will be lifted very soon and many more will have the opportunity to learn and practise this beneficial teaching.

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  3. Gowrr on Jun 2, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    It seems Goddess Dorje and Hindu goddess Durga are the same.(Durga has nine forms;Nav-Durga.)

  4. MartinC on Feb 9, 2017 at 7:03 am

    I was pleasantly surprised to read this comment by Suzy on Tsem Rinpoche’s YouTube channel. Suzy clearly is someone who is intelligent and honest enough to see beyond her own prejudice (borne out of old ties) to recognize the goodness of an important Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4&t=11s It is refreshing to see more people like Suzy thinking about the Shugden controversy and seeing gaping holes in the reasons the Tibetan leadership proffered for the religious ban.

    Suzy

  5. 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 _/\_

  6. 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.

  7. 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. _/\_

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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.

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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。

  22. 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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  • Lin Mun
    Tuesday, Feb 20. 2018 09:19 PM
    It is true all the emotions comes from our mind. Most of the time we tend to see a problem to be so big which we can actually have a choice to dilute it and make it smaller. We always have our expectation on everything and once it goes against ours, we are not happy and anger arise. Therefore we should control our mind and not let it direct us to think and act negatively.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/apply-this-when-your-emotions-get-in-the-way.html
  • Lin Mun
    Tuesday, Feb 20. 2018 09:13 PM
    It’s so heartwarming to watch the short video. The bond between Sirga and Valentine are so strong, like meeting an old friend. This video reminds me that animals is just like human and have feelings, therefore treat all of them with respect and care.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/take-2-minutes-to-see-something-cool.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Tuesday, Feb 20. 2018 05:45 PM
    Thank you for sharing the updates on Buddhist community from Tibet and elsewhere. All these grand and meaningful events around the world since 2011 up until 2018 are now accessible to everyone, which was previously not made widely available. It goes to show that more and more people care and are interested about the news and movements of Tibetan Buddhism, particularly Dorje Shugden events. These events also dispel the myths that DS is a minor sect – check out the crowds! Massive numbers of sangha and lay people turn up at these events for the blessing and initiation to DS Sogtae. These events are evidence that religious freedom is enshrined in Tibet, China and other parts of the world; seems like the only place where there is no religious freedom for DS practitioners are under the rule of Dharamsala. Therefore, events updates of DS practitioners gathered together to receive initiation and teachings are really very encouraging. Rejoice to all who received the sogtae!

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/updates-from-tibet-and-elsewhere.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Feb 20. 2018 02:28 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing. Can imagine the situation ,the pain and suffering of that poor pig. They the many of these sows live in cages just large enough to contain their bodies. Sows have a pregnancy lasting around four months and their freedom of movement are restricted .Sad to see that situation ,hoping more can be done to improve it. But the best choice is go on vegetarian so less killing , less consuming meat.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/can-you-endure-this.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Feb 20. 2018 02:27 PM
    Happiness , depression, anger, frustration, bitterness is a choice. All is based on how we interpreting each situation in our life and the meaning we associate with. To feel happy, focus on things in our life that will make us feel happy. What ever we see and thinks can lead to thoughts and influences our performance. It is our emotions that influence the way we think and behave We are to accept and the ability to adapt to the challenges of our daily life. A powerful meaning behind this short story. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this wonderful and powerful post that will helps us in our daily life.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/apply-this-when-your-emotions-get-in-the-way.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Feb 20. 2018 02:26 PM
    Wow…. a brilliant picture of the two greatest masters of Tibetan Buddhism. Trijang Rinpoche was a Gelugpa monk and the 16th Karmapa, a Karma Kagyu, enjoying a beautiful relationship based on respect and trust. There were no conflict between them. It seem that in one lifetime, both of them did even interchange incarnations. There is an interesting story regarding both of them. Both enlightened manifesting again and again for the benefit of others .From the picture it tell us a thousands word of wisdom between both of them. H.H. the 16th Karmapa and H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche remained close friends throughout their life. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this a brilliant picture of the two greatest masters for us and merely seeing it is a blessing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/mind-blowing-connections-between-two-high-lamas.html
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  • Alice Tay
    Monday, Feb 19. 2018 11:17 PM
    Out of compassion, Buddha Manjushri emanate in the form of Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden to help us swiftly.

    Now, with the blessings of our precious guru, we are so fortunate to receive these precious advice from Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden reminded us that dharma practice is based on our faith and pure motivation. When we do for any virtuous actions with the pure motivation and out of the Eight Worldly Concerns, it definitely will bring much beneficial not only ourselves but also many others. We should start to practice by letting go our small “self” and slowly let go the big “self”. Eventually we are able to do more that benefit others instead of only ourselves.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this great sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/dorje-shugdens-advice-for-the-new-year-2018.html
  • Lin Mun
    Monday, Feb 19. 2018 10:13 PM
    It’s so amazing that since thousand of years ago people already have such high technologies in constructing strong and amazing building that till today we may not necessary be able to achieve. Also it is just amazing that the mummies found in the temple were so well preserved. While many scientists and archeologists are trying their best to find out how, what and where about all this mysteries findings, I hope they use the right method to get into these place and with respect. After all , these places are suppose to be holy .

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/the-mysterious-door-of-vault-b-padmanabhaswamy-temple.html
  • Lin Mun
    Monday, Feb 19. 2018 09:49 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche and Lord Dorje Shugden for sharing his precious advises to us during this New Year. It is a good reminder for us to practise dharma and transform our mind. If our mind don’t transform we will forever doing the wrong actions and not able to change our path. Practising Guru Devotion is also very important as “The foundation for every realisation is to properly rely on one’s kind Guru”.

    May I have the opportunity to always learn dharma from my kind Guru, Tsem Rinpoche in every life time.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/dorje-shugdens-advice-for-the-new-year-2018.html
  • Lin Mun
    Monday, Feb 19. 2018 09:08 PM
    It’s amazing to see the self arising images of the holy places and also to read the stories. All the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas have great compassion in emanating in various forms in order to suit the people of that place to pray, practise and generate merits. We are so fortunate to have our Guru Tsem Rinpoche to guide us and share with us all the dharma and holy places so we can learn and widen our knowledge. Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for sharing this beautiful article.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-self-arising-chenrezig.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Monday, Feb 19. 2018 08:30 PM
    The story of Anagarika Dharmapala is inspiring. He contributed to the revival of Buddhism greatly, and I am especially at awe with his work to regain “control” over Bodhgaya’s Maha Bodhi Temple from the Hindu Brahmins, who had controlled the site for centuries. This holy site is the chief of the four ancient Buddhist holy sites that are of utmost importance to Buddhist. Today, the site is entrusted to a committee with equal numbers of Hindu and Buddhist members. Even though the announcement of this outcome came 16 years after Anagarika Dharmapala’s passing, the success was his legacy.

    Anagarika Dharmapala’s intellectuality in Buddhism was not disregarded; he was one of the two speakers who inspired the first wave of interest in Buddhism amongst the heart of European-Americans who were deeply rooted in Christianity during to culture and upbringing. As a learned person, his writings on Buddhism give perspective from a philosophical, historical and also a practical point of view, making it relevant for many people of different intellectual level. I enjoy reading this article. Thank you for the sharing, Rinpoche and PAW.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/anagarika-dharmapala-the-revered-buddhist-revivalist-and-writer-of-the-20th-century.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Feb 18. 2018 07:22 PM
    It is very blessed to be able to see Naro Kacho Vajrayogini, adorned with beautiful pearl dress. The beading and art work are very detailed. Rejoice to anyone who participated in this project.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/thupten-la-and-vajra-yogini.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Feb 18. 2018 07:05 PM
    This is an amazing story about a brave Jack Russell who decided to protect the four kittens, in the expense of his own life! Just like human, some dogs are more compassionate and non-discriminatory than others. This is a heartwarming story, thank you for sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/leo-the-lion-hearted-saves-4-kittens.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Feb 18. 2018 06:47 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this stunning thangka. Traditionally, thangka paintings are not only valued for their aesthetic beauty. We use thangkas to develop a clear visualization of a particular deity and strengthening our concentration and connecting a link between ourselves and the deity. Gyuto Tantric college is one of the great monastic institutions of the Gelug. Beautiful, colourful, spiritual art and looks fantastic and blessing for everyone looking at it. Amazing it shows the Three ‘Kingly’ Tantras as explained by Rinpoche.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/excellent-thangka-at-gyuto-tantric-college.html

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A beautiful Dorje Shugden depicted in Druid and newage style. There are many more here and free downloads in high file: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=144924
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A beautiful Dorje Shugden depicted in Druid and newage style. There are many more here and free downloads in high file: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=144924
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Here, His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche (left), one of the tutors of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, confers one of the many countless tantric initiations on the Dalai Lama (right). You can see a young Dalai Lama bowing in this picture with Trijang Rinpoche blessing him. Trijang Rinpoche is therefore undoubtedly the Dalai Lama’s tantric master. A great master at that. Tsem Rinpoche
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Wonderful updated version of The Promise book is out! Please get your copy. Much more new information included.
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"Bhagavani, source of all wonders, Vasudhara, Goddess of splendour and fortune, bestower of auspicious mental desires; homage to the Goddess Wish-fulfilling Wheel." (Sakya liturgical verse).
Beautiful and sacred Vajra Yogini in Pharping, Nepal. The caretaker said it was owned by the Great Marpa the translator who was the guru of Milarepa. Wow.
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Beautiful and sacred Vajra Yogini in Pharping, Nepal. The caretaker said it was owned by the Great Marpa the translator who was the guru of Milarepa. Wow.
In the Lankavatara Sutra, Lord Buddha says: \"For innumerable reasons, the Bodhisattva, whose nature is compassion, is not to  any meat. Thus Mahamati, whenever there is the evolution of living beings, let people cherish the thought of kinship with them, and thinking that all beings are [to be loved as if they were] and only child, let them refrain from eating meat.  Mahamati, meat is not eaten by anybody for any reason, there will be no destroyer of life. Thus, Mahamati, meat-eating I have not permitted to anyone, I do not permit, I will not permit.\"
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In the Lankavatara Sutra, Lord Buddha says: "For innumerable reasons, the Bodhisattva, whose nature is compassion, is not to any meat. Thus Mahamati, whenever there is the evolution of living beings, let people cherish the thought of kinship with them, and thinking that all beings are [to be loved as if they were] and only child, let them refrain from eating meat. Mahamati, meat is not eaten by anybody for any reason, there will be no destroyer of life. Thus, Mahamati, meat-eating I have not permitted to anyone, I do not permit, I will not permit."
At times I have to be a trendsetter in spirituality as opposed to just being a follower and that is why I take chances and try. I may not be liked always for it, but I have to do it. In this way I have been introducing Dorje Shugden to the world. I know Shugden is good and will help so many and that is why I do it.
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At times I have to be a trendsetter in spirituality as opposed to just being a follower and that is why I take chances and try. I may not be liked always for it, but I have to do it. In this way I have been introducing Dorje Shugden to the world. I know Shugden is good and will help so many and that is why I do it.
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it\'s right and will benefit people at the cost of your own reputation. That\'s how I feel when I share Dorje Shugden\'s practice with the world.
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Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it's right and will benefit people at the cost of your own reputation. That's how I feel when I share Dorje Shugden's practice with the world.
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it\'s right and you are true to yourself.
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Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it's right and you are true to yourself.
At times I have to be a trendsetter in spirituality as opposed to just being a follower and that is why I take chances and try. I may not be liked always for it, but I have to do it. In this way I have been introducing Dorje Shugden to the world. I know Shugden is good and will help so many and that is why I do it.
1 month ago
At times I have to be a trendsetter in spirituality as opposed to just being a follower and that is why I take chances and try. I may not be liked always for it, but I have to do it. In this way I have been introducing Dorje Shugden to the world. I know Shugden is good and will help so many and that is why I do it.
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it\'s right and you are true to yourself.
1 month ago
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it's right and you are true to yourself.
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it\'s right and will benefit people at the cost of your own reputation. That\'s how I feel when I share Dorje Shugden\'s practice with the world.
1 month ago
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it's right and will benefit people at the cost of your own reputation. That's how I feel when I share Dorje Shugden's practice with the world.
Beautiful Buddha built in Sarnath, India. Sarnath was the place where Lord Buddha first starting teaching the sacred Dharma. Tsem Rinpoche
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Beautiful Buddha built in Sarnath, India. Sarnath was the place where Lord Buddha first starting teaching the sacred Dharma. Tsem Rinpoche
 This is so good. I need to remember this and not allow people to do this to me anymore. Being kind is one thing, but when they are doing it and it harms, it is not a matter of kindness anymore but taking advantage.
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This is so good. I need to remember this and not allow people to do this to me anymore. Being kind is one thing, but when they are doing it and it harms, it is not a matter of kindness anymore but taking advantage.
Incredible Lama Thubten Phurbu and His Activities - http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=150927
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Incredible Lama Thubten Phurbu and His Activities - http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=150927
Huffington Post has just released their SECOND EXPOSÉ of the Dorje Shugden issue. You can read about it here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=151328
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Huffington Post has just released their SECOND EXPOSÉ of the Dorje Shugden issue. You can read about it here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=151328
Please read what Kyabje Trijang Choktrul Rinpoche says about people\'s religion.
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Please read what Kyabje Trijang Choktrul Rinpoche says about people's religion.
A gorgeous Dorje Shugden painted in traditional art style of China. Chinese art has flourished for over 5,000 years and highly sought after. This form of Dorje Shugden is sitting on a seat as you see painted in his chapel (Trode Khangsar) in Lhasa, Tibet. Dorje Shugden can be on a seat or Lion.  More downloads here.  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
3 months ago
A gorgeous Dorje Shugden painted in traditional art style of China. Chinese art has flourished for over 5,000 years and highly sought after. This form of Dorje Shugden is sitting on a seat as you see painted in his chapel (Trode Khangsar) in Lhasa, Tibet. Dorje Shugden can be on a seat or Lion. More downloads here. http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
Dear friends, The Dorje Shugden oracle of Gaden Shartse Monastery was authorized and blessed by both Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. He was a favorite among high lamas for his smooth trances and clear prophecies. This video is a one-of-a-kind where you see the Choyang Dulzin Kuten oracle take trance of the peaceful form of Dorje Shugden wearing the robes of a high lama giving teachings, blessings and transmissions. Very sacred and rare video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pawS1TMOe8k
3 months ago
Dear friends, The Dorje Shugden oracle of Gaden Shartse Monastery was authorized and blessed by both Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. He was a favorite among high lamas for his smooth trances and clear prophecies. This video is a one-of-a-kind where you see the Choyang Dulzin Kuten oracle take trance of the peaceful form of Dorje Shugden wearing the robes of a high lama giving teachings, blessings and transmissions. Very sacred and rare video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pawS1TMOe8k
Beautiful contemporary art piece of Dorje Shugden for free high res download here:  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
3 months ago
Beautiful contemporary art piece of Dorje Shugden for free high res download here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
The Huffington Post extensively covers the Dorje Shugden issue. I had no idea that this article was being written. I was not contacted, not asked for an interview or asked for any comments, and then it was published and my students alerted me to it. So it was a very, very pleasant and encouraging surprise to read such balanced coverage from such a reputable news website. You can read it here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=149806
3 months ago
The Huffington Post extensively covers the Dorje Shugden issue. I had no idea that this article was being written. I was not contacted, not asked for an interview or asked for any comments, and then it was published and my students alerted me to it. So it was a very, very pleasant and encouraging surprise to read such balanced coverage from such a reputable news website. You can read it here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=149806
དེ་རིང་ང་ཁྱེད་རང་ཚོ་མཉམ་དུ་བོད་མིའི་ཆབ་སྲིད་ནང་གི་བློ་མགུ་ནུས་པའི་མངོན་འགྱུར་ཞིག་ཞུའི་ཡིན། གང་དག་བོད་པའི་སྤྱི་ཚོགས་ནང་ཆོས་ལུགས་ཁྱད་པར། དབྱེ་འབྱེད། ཕྱོགས་རིས་ཐོག་ལ་གང་འདྲ་སྟངས་འཛིན་བྱེད་དགོས་ཀྱི་སྐོར་ངེས་གཏན་སྣུན་ཤུགས་བྱེད་ཐུབ། http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/tibetan-mp-tenpa-yarphel-speaks-up-against-nechung-tibetan.html
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དེ་རིང་ང་ཁྱེད་རང་ཚོ་མཉམ་དུ་བོད་མིའི་ཆབ་སྲིད་ནང་གི་བློ་མགུ་ནུས་པའི་མངོན་འགྱུར་ཞིག་ཞུའི་ཡིན། གང་དག་བོད་པའི་སྤྱི་ཚོགས་ནང་ཆོས་ལུགས་ཁྱད་པར། དབྱེ་འབྱེད། ཕྱོགས་རིས་ཐོག་ལ་གང་འདྲ་སྟངས་འཛིན་བྱེད་དགོས་ཀྱི་སྐོར་ངེས་གཏན་སྣུན་ཤུགས་བྱེད་ཐུབ། http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/tibetan-mp-tenpa-yarphel-speaks-up-against-nechung-tibetan.html
བོད་པའི་དབུ་ཁྲིད་ཚོའི་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་བསྟེན་མཁན་ཚོར་མ་ཉེས་ཁ་ཡོག་གི་བརྙན་ཕྲིན་གསར་པ། http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/tibetan-leaderships-new-anti-shugden-video-tibetan.html
3 months ago
བོད་པའི་དབུ་ཁྲིད་ཚོའི་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་བསྟེན་མཁན་ཚོར་མ་ཉེས་ཁ་ཡོག་གི་བརྙན་ཕྲིན་གསར་པ། http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/tibetan-leaderships-new-anti-shugden-video-tibetan.html
(Drepung) Dear friends, In the effort to be creative about something as holy and beneficial as Dorje Shugden, we\'ve come out with these new and realistic depictions. One is Dorje Shugden visiting the Potala Palace and the other is Dorje Shugden arising from Drepung Monastery where he lived in Zimkhang Gangma Ladrang as a high lama. Please enjoy and be blessed. Sincerely, Tsem Rinpoche (High resolution downloads: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html )
3 months ago
(Drepung) Dear friends, In the effort to be creative about something as holy and beneficial as Dorje Shugden, we've come out with these new and realistic depictions. One is Dorje Shugden visiting the Potala Palace and the other is Dorje Shugden arising from Drepung Monastery where he lived in Zimkhang Gangma Ladrang as a high lama. Please enjoy and be blessed. Sincerely, Tsem Rinpoche (High resolution downloads: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html )
Dear friends, In the effort to be creative about something as holy and beneficial as Dorje Shugden, we\'ve come out with these new and realistic depictions. One is Dorje Shugden visiting the Potala Palace and the other is Dorje Shugden arising from Drepung Monastery where he lived in Zimkhang Gangma Ladrang as a high lama. Please enjoy and be blessed. Sincerely, Tsem Rinpoche (High resolution downloads: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html )
3 months ago
Dear friends, In the effort to be creative about something as holy and beneficial as Dorje Shugden, we've come out with these new and realistic depictions. One is Dorje Shugden visiting the Potala Palace and the other is Dorje Shugden arising from Drepung Monastery where he lived in Zimkhang Gangma Ladrang as a high lama. Please enjoy and be blessed. Sincerely, Tsem Rinpoche (High resolution downloads: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html )
I had this painting commissioned. Please read more here on this great master-
 http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=146195
4 months ago
I had this painting commissioned. Please read more here on this great master- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=146195
How can all the high lamas of Tibet and all the protectors not be able to defeat Dorje Shugden? This is food for thought: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Bj0254UG-Y
4 months ago
How can all the high lamas of Tibet and all the protectors not be able to defeat Dorje Shugden? This is food for thought: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Bj0254UG-Y
致全世界的华人:这是我一份小小的心意:一幅富有古中国传统艺术的作品。希望你们会喜欢! http://bit.ly/2zLOjnK
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致全世界的华人:这是我一份小小的心意:一幅富有古中国传统艺术的作品。希望你们会喜欢! http://bit.ly/2zLOjnK
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~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
4 months ago
“One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
Download for free this high res photo of Lord Shugden: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
4 months ago
Download for free this high res photo of Lord Shugden: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
Whatever we can do to spread the teachings of our Guru, we should do so.
4 months ago
Whatever we can do to spread the teachings of our Guru, we should do so.
 These three (Dharma, Oser and Mumu) are super adorable.
4 months ago
These three (Dharma, Oser and Mumu) are super adorable.
Beautiful Vajra Yogini print.
4 months ago
Beautiful Vajra Yogini print.
Beautiful and holy new statues arrived to Kechara Forest Retreat. Please enjoy the pictures: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=146950
4 months ago
Beautiful and holy new statues arrived to Kechara Forest Retreat. Please enjoy the pictures: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=146950
Beautiful old thangka of Buddha Nageshvaraja
4 months ago
Beautiful old thangka of Buddha Nageshvaraja
Dear friends, This meme is powerful. Who you hang around with and the types of attitude they have is who you will be influenced by many times and who you will become in the future. Look at your friends and the people that always surround you to know who you will become. Tsem Rinpoche
4 months ago
Dear friends, This meme is powerful. Who you hang around with and the types of attitude they have is who you will be influenced by many times and who you will become in the future. Look at your friends and the people that always surround you to know who you will become. Tsem Rinpoche
October 2017, His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal graciously reading our Kechara album and updates as presented by Beng Kooi and Martin. He was very pleased with our progress and offers his blessings. Tsem Rinpoche
4 months ago
October 2017, His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal graciously reading our Kechara album and updates as presented by Beng Kooi and Martin. He was very pleased with our progress and offers his blessings. Tsem Rinpoche
His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche grants audience to Beng Kooi and Martin in France.  Read more on His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche: http://bit.ly/1PlaNNS
4 months ago
His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche grants audience to Beng Kooi and Martin in France. Read more on His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche: http://bit.ly/1PlaNNS
Recently Beng Kooi and Martin on behalf of myself and Kechara was lucky to have audience with His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal of Gaden Shartse Monastery. He lives in around Paris, France. His Holiness is 91 years old and very healthy and alert. He was the 101st throne holder for Tsongkapa and was the head of the Gelugpa school of Buddhism and was very successful during his tenure. He is a strong practitioner of both Sutra and Tantra of Je Tsongkapa\'s tradition and a master of all Buddhist knowledge. He holds steadfast to his protector Dorje Shugden very strongly. So we can see even the highest throneholders who are masters of Sutra and Tantra also practices Dorje Shugden knowing the benefits.

Beng Kooi and Martin brought photo albums of Kechara Forest Retreat/Kechara and updates on Kechara and our works. His Holiness was very pleased to listen and offered some gifts back. 

This is a beautiful picture and the great blessings bestowed on us from His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal.

Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche 
Read more on His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche: http://bit.ly/1PlaNNS
4 months ago
Recently Beng Kooi and Martin on behalf of myself and Kechara was lucky to have audience with His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal of Gaden Shartse Monastery. He lives in around Paris, France. His Holiness is 91 years old and very healthy and alert. He was the 101st throne holder for Tsongkapa and was the head of the Gelugpa school of Buddhism and was very successful during his tenure. He is a strong practitioner of both Sutra and Tantra of Je Tsongkapa's tradition and a master of all Buddhist knowledge. He holds steadfast to his protector Dorje Shugden very strongly. So we can see even the highest throneholders who are masters of Sutra and Tantra also practices Dorje Shugden knowing the benefits. Beng Kooi and Martin brought photo albums of Kechara Forest Retreat/Kechara and updates on Kechara and our works. His Holiness was very pleased to listen and offered some gifts back. This is a beautiful picture and the great blessings bestowed on us from His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal. Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche Read more on His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche: http://bit.ly/1PlaNNS
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4 months ago
This is so powerful. It is a must read and must share.
Beng Kooi meeting with the scholar and teacher Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen lak. Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen has been very active and you can see his youtubes in Tibetan speaking about the benefits of Dorje Shugden practice. He is a direct student of Trijang Rinpoche and Zong Rinpoche.
4 months ago
Beng Kooi meeting with the scholar and teacher Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen lak. Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen has been very active and you can see his youtubes in Tibetan speaking about the benefits of Dorje Shugden practice. He is a direct student of Trijang Rinpoche and Zong Rinpoche.
Martin meeting with Gen Tashi. Gen Tashi is a very devoted and committed activist of Dorje Shugden\'s cause. He is tireless in speaking for the truth. They enjoyed sharing some time together.
4 months ago
Martin meeting with Gen Tashi. Gen Tashi is a very devoted and committed activist of Dorje Shugden's cause. He is tireless in speaking for the truth. They enjoyed sharing some time together.
Martin meeting with the well known strong and devoted Dorje Shugden activist and scholar Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen lak. Geshe lak was very happy to meet Martin and shared so much wonderful information. Beautiful meeting.
4 months ago
Martin meeting with the well known strong and devoted Dorje Shugden activist and scholar Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen lak. Geshe lak was very happy to meet Martin and shared so much wonderful information. Beautiful meeting.
Beng Kooi meeting with friend and strong and devoted Dorje Shugden activist Gen Tashi
4 months ago
Beng Kooi meeting with friend and strong and devoted Dorje Shugden activist Gen Tashi
Another stunning digital print art of Dorje Shugden from an artist in Peru. Tsem Rinpoche
4 months ago
Another stunning digital print art of Dorje Shugden from an artist in Peru. Tsem Rinpoche
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Happy Chinese New Year! May everyone be blessed by Dorje Shugden and Gyenze. Pastor Antoinette
2 days ago
Happy Chinese New Year! May everyone be blessed by Dorje Shugden and Gyenze. Pastor Antoinette
Burning Huge Incense for an Auspicious New Year of the Dog at Gyenze Chapel, Kechara Forest Retreat, Pastor Antoinette
2 days ago
Burning Huge Incense for an Auspicious New Year of the Dog at Gyenze Chapel, Kechara Forest Retreat, Pastor Antoinette
The young participants of W.O.A.H. Camp focus and listened to Teacher Kien on how to do DIY colourful candle. Alice Tay, KSDS
3 days ago
The young participants of W.O.A.H. Camp focus and listened to Teacher Kien on how to do DIY colourful candle. Alice Tay, KSDS
Lively kids move their body and dance together with the teachers. Alice Tay, KSDS
3 days ago
Lively kids move their body and dance together with the teachers. Alice Tay, KSDS
Cheerful kids showed their own artworks happily. Alice Tay, KSDS
3 days ago
Cheerful kids showed their own artworks happily. Alice Tay, KSDS
Teacher Jayce and Teacher Grace helped out for calligraphy session. Alice Tay, KSDS
3 days ago
Teacher Jayce and Teacher Grace helped out for calligraphy session. Alice Tay, KSDS
Teacher Kien guided the young kids making CNY decorations by using red packets. Alice Tay, KSDS
3 days ago
Teacher Kien guided the young kids making CNY decorations by using red packets. Alice Tay, KSDS
Brian is playing with his new DIY toy. Lin Mun KSDS
3 days ago
Brian is playing with his new DIY toy. Lin Mun KSDS
Dharma class students joined the animal liberation session held in Kechara House every month. Lin Mun KSDS
3 days ago
Dharma class students joined the animal liberation session held in Kechara House every month. Lin Mun KSDS
Group dedication before we end our dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
3 days ago
Group dedication before we end our dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Students were so excited with the games planned in conjunction with Chinese New Year. Lin Mun KSDS
3 days ago
Students were so excited with the games planned in conjunction with Chinese New Year. Lin Mun KSDS
This is class of 9-11 years old, all are very enthusiastic students. Lin Mun KSDS
3 days ago
This is class of 9-11 years old, all are very enthusiastic students. Lin Mun KSDS
Mumu’s memorial statue and stupa was inspired by a few things. One of them was H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche wish for Mumu to be forever connected to Vajrayogini. Pastor Adeline
3 days ago
Mumu’s memorial statue and stupa was inspired by a few things. One of them was H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche wish for Mumu to be forever connected to Vajrayogini. Pastor Adeline
Cultivating inner wealth for boundless prosperity by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche on The Star newspaper. Pastor Adeline
3 days ago
Cultivating inner wealth for boundless prosperity by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche on The Star newspaper. Pastor Adeline
Kechara Forest Retreat is ready for Chinese New Year2018, Year of the Dog
6 days ago
Kechara Forest Retreat is ready for Chinese New Year2018, Year of the Dog
Laughter Yoga is fun! Read more about Laughter Yoga in Kechara Forest Retreat here: http://www.kechara.com/peace-centre/news/laughing-is-the-best-medicine/
6 days ago
Laughter Yoga is fun! Read more about Laughter Yoga in Kechara Forest Retreat here: http://www.kechara.com/peace-centre/news/laughing-is-the-best-medicine/
Recently in Kechara Forest Retreat - yes... it is Laughter Yoga!
6 days ago
Recently in Kechara Forest Retreat - yes... it is Laughter Yoga!
Thank you Teacher Sock Wan Wee to explain further on the “ghost” and spending more time with the children of KSDS. By Asyley Chia KSDS
1 week ago
Thank you Teacher Sock Wan Wee to explain further on the “ghost” and spending more time with the children of KSDS. By Asyley Chia KSDS
KISG has carried out monthly animals liberation activity at DR Seenivasagam Park, Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
1 week ago
KISG has carried out monthly animals liberation activity at DR Seenivasagam Park, Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Candid photo of teacher Kien. He has many actions during class. Lin Mun KSDS
1 week ago
Candid photo of teacher Kien. He has many actions during class. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Zhi Yan & teacher Jayce leading the class of 9-11 years old. Lin Mun KSDS
1 week ago
Teacher Zhi Yan & teacher Jayce leading the class of 9-11 years old. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Grace giving briefing to the teenage students. Lin Mun KSDS
1 week ago
Teacher Grace giving briefing to the teenage students. Lin Mun KSDS
Good friendship built in KSDS class. Lin Mun KSDS
1 week ago
Good friendship built in KSDS class. Lin Mun KSDS
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