An Open Letter of Appeal to His Holiness the Dalai Lama (April 30, 2018)

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama with my teacher His Eminence Kensur Rinpoche Jampa Yeshe. This was taken in Gaden Monastery, when Kensur Rinpoche introduced me to His Holiness as a newly-recognised tulku. His Holiness accepted Kensur Rinpoche's introduction.

Reincarnated Tulkus (incarnate lamas) of Gaden Monastery will all be introduced to His Holiness the Dalai Lama. At this time, your personal teacher will explain to His Holiness the Dalai Lama who you are the incarnation of, how you were found, when you were enthroned, your parents, birthplace, name and so on. His Holiness the Dalai Lama will accept the offerings from the new Tulku once the introduction is done. When His Holiness accepts the introduction and gifts, this signifies he accepts the Tulku and understands the background as per tradition.
 
In this picture, the grand abbot Emeritus of Gaden Shartse Monastery which is His Eminence Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Jampa Yeshe (right) who is the house teacher of Tsem Rinpoche (left) has introduced Tsem Rinpoche officially to His Holiness the Dalai Lama. On this occasion Tsem Rinpoche offered a Vajrapani statue, envelope of a symbolic monetary gift and various other traditional gifts to His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Afterwards this photo was taken to mark the occasion. This auspicious meeting occured in Gaden Monastery in January 11, 1995. His Holiness the Dalai Lama accepted Kensur Rinpoche’s introduction of Tsem Rinpoche and gave his blessings.

To Your Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso Pelsangpo,

With folded hands, I sincerely and humbly request your compassionate attention.

Since the ban against Dorje Shugden practice began and became institutionalized within the Tibetan government in-exile’s charter, many Shugden followers have suffered greatly. We have endured segregation from our own people, are not allowed to attend your talks nor even be in your presence. The children of Shugden-following parents are shunned or expelled from Tibetan schools, while Shugden practitioners and families are cast out of the Tibetan refugee camps in India. We are prohibited from participating in Tibetan businesses, not even as patrons seeking basic provisions and food to feed our families. We face unnecessary difficulties when it comes to obtaining a Tibetan ID card (yellow passport) from your government in-exile, we are not allowed into Tibetan hospitals to receive urgently needed treatment and medicines, and good monks have even been driven out from their monasteries and forced to break sacred oaths they have sworn to uphold for their entire life.

These are just some of our sufferings. There are many others including mental and emotional torture which cannot be enumerated, that Shugden practitioners such as myself have had to endure since 1996, when Your Holiness and the Central Tibetan Administration announced the ban against Dorje Shugden practice. Since that time, many people have voiced their desperate appeal to Your Holiness to lift the ban on Dorje Shugden. It is not democratic or fair; instead, it is inhumane and takes away our basic rights and liberties as individuals. This is the opposite effect to the objective Your Holiness intended when you bestowed upon the Tibetan people the precious gift of democracy which is now unfortunately denied to Shugden people.

We are all Tibetans no matter what religion we practise, no matter which region (choga-sum) we hail from, or where we live today. We all love you and respect you but we have not been able to meet you since 1996 due to the ban and we miss you very much. I know I do. You said that if we continue to practise Dorje Shugden, then we may not attend your spiritual teachings or your secular talks or have any form of communion with you. As you are our leader, may I humbly say that all Tibetans should be allowed to attend your secular talks at the very least, regardless of our individual spiritual orientations. Understandably, due to the issues of spiritual samaya (spiritual bond), we may not attend your spiritual teachings. But surely there is no spiritual bond created or spiritual obligation to observe when a normal citizen of a country attends a secular talk by his leader?

Please, and with deep respect, I implore you not to segregate your Tibetan people further by their religious beliefs. No matter what religion we are, or even if we are atheists, please allow equality within Tibetan society to prevail and not have laws against Shugden practitioners any more. Please do not bar Shugden people from activities that are meant for all Tibetans. All leaders should allow their citizens to attend their talks, no matter their religion, background, race, sexual orientation, gender and so forth. All Tibetans should have the right and privilege to attend secular events with Your Holiness and to enjoy equality within Tibetan society. If there is no ban, as some like to say, I and thousands of other Shugden practitioners like myself would not be appealing to Your Holiness for more than two decades since the ban started.

Some claim that Dorje Shugden people are in collusion with China to create schism within Your Holiness’ circle and between Tibetans in India and Nepal. While that may be true for a small minority, it certainly cannot be true for all Dorje Shugden practitioners in the world, and it is definitely not true for myself. There are many Tibetans who may collude with governments around the world but this has nothing to do with Shugden practice, so please do not include all Shugden people into that group. I have never colluded with anyone to bring harm to Your Holiness, to any Tibetan or to any person. I am a Buddhist monk and I hold my Bodhisattva Vows seriously. I have never spoken negatively against Your Holiness. I have never protested against Your Holiness in public or in private. I have never lost my faith, hope and respect for Your Holiness. I am just waiting for the day that I may be granted the honour to attend Your Holiness’ talks and perhaps Your teachings. In fact, I have always wanted to receive the Kalachakra Tantra from Your Holiness ever since I was 15 years old. From the time of my youth, I have had deep faith in Your Holiness, and I continue to do so.

As Your Holiness knows, Dorje Shugden has been practised for over 400 years. It was first practised in the Sakya tradition. The Gelugpas then received it from the sacred Sakya lineage. We have been practising Dorje Shugden since it was passed to us by our gurus as a spiritual commitment and for no other reasons. I practise Dorje Shugden as it was passed to me by my root teacher His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and it was his instruction for me to practise. I keep up the practice of Dorje Shugden as my commitment to my root guru. If I give up my practice, then I break my commitment to my root guru. But if I continue to uphold my commitment to my root teacher then, by an unfortunate default, I am displeasing Your Holiness, it seems. I do not wish to displease Your Holiness but I must continue with my practice, as must tens of thousands of others, because it was commanded by our root gurus. We cannot break the spiritual commitments and promises we made to our root gurus. Your Holiness will be well aware of this sacred rule.

I am not practising Dorje Shugden to collude with China, and I will never practise Dorje Shugden or share his practice with others for any reason except spiritual ones. There may be philosophical debates as to whether Dorje Shugden is an enlightened being or a reliable object to depend on, but that should not affect Your Holiness’ decision to give us the freedom to practise our faith without discrimination, segregation and bias.

Some would like to say there is no ban against Dorje Shugden but Your Holiness’ words are very powerful. When Your Holiness, on many occasions, vigorously told people to choose between Yourself or Dorje Shugden, it had great impact and it forced people to choose. Naturally, those who choose Dorje Shugden are scorned, hated and maligned, and labeled as being your enemy, which is not true. For the last 20 years, Your Holiness has on many occasions and in many places told people that they should abandon the practice of Dorje Shugden. If they do not, then they cannot attend any of your discourses, whether spiritual or secular, which is very damaging. Because your word is law within the Tibetan communities. You don’t have to strictly and obviously say it is a ban, but you expressing your displeasure is as good as a ban. For those who choose to continue, we are segregated and humiliated for our religious choice and it should not be that way in a democracy. Your words are very powerful within Tibetan communities. A word of displeasure from you is as good as a ban. It may not be so with Western leaders, but this is how it is in our Tibetan society as Your Holiness is well aware of.

I have been attacked on social media for practising Dorje Shugden. Hundreds of innocent monks have been expelled from monasteries because of this issue. In 2009, even Al Jazeera, a renowned global media agency investigated and concluded that Dorje Shugden people are suffering in India, Nepal and all over the world. Al Jazeera highlighted this clearly in their news report. In this day and age, no one should be criticized or attacked on the basis of their religion. May I respectfully say, no leader whether spiritual or secular should discourage or criticize any religion or spiritual path because it divides people. All leaders should accept all people in the spirit of democracy, equality and fairness, and transcend differences in religion, race, gender, and so on. We need this type of democracy within the Tibetan communities of India. We need unity, harmony and tolerance in our small world which is already riddled with strife and many other harmful issues. Please allow all your people to practise or not practise whatever religion they like without being segregated.

We know you are doing your best for the Tibetan people and sometimes your decisions to benefit one group may hurt another unknowingly. The ban and segregation against Dorje Shugden people is hurting a sector of Tibetans including myself very much. Please understand this.

The world has changed dramatically and we have even seen the leaders of North and South Korea meet to mend their relationship. This happened just a couple of days ago, on April 27, 2018. No one could have imagined this happening in the past. This is big news for the Korean people of both the North and the South. I very much wish that they become friends again. Similarly, I am sure we can re-unify with you, if I may say so. North and South Korea have had massive hurdles to overcome for this historic meeting and I do not think the differences between Your Holiness and the Dorje Shugden followers are as big and therefore we can come together as one again.

We also see that, after decades of tense relations between India and China, His Excellency the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, and His Excellency the President of China, Xi Jinping, are en route to mending their differences. Cold war, disharmony, mistrust and so on does not serve anyone well. For China and India to mend fences will take time. Previously, it was doubtful as to how this could come about, but it is happening. As China and India become friends, this will affect the world positively. News of people with differences coming together is definitely possible and has even become a matter of necessity. If such great leaders can mend ties after such huge differences with their magnanimous thinking, surely in your heart, you can see a clear way to transcend the differences that separate you and Dorje Shugden and mend fences with all his practitioners. We wish to re-unify with you. Please unite your people regardless of their spiritual orientation.

As recently as April 25, 2018, Your Holiness has indirectly acknowledged and recognised the China-backed Panchen Lama by saying that high lamas can have many simultaneous incarnations, citing Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo as an example. Your Holiness implied that there can be two Panchen Lamas and I understood the message which was subtle yet clear and profound. The Panchen Lama that Your Holiness recognised and the other Panchen Lama that China recognised can both be genuine incarnations of the holy 10th Panchen Lama. This is amazing news and it is Your Holiness’ great effort to reach out to mend fences with China. I was happy to hear your indirect recognition of the Chinese Panchen Lama as this may begin to create the necessary atmosphere for restorative dialogue between Your Holiness and China for the sake of all Tibetan people. Perhaps this may lead to your return to Tibet and China, to be in the Potala Palace as Your Holiness’ dream portends. I wish this for Your Holiness because You wish it to be so. I would like this to happen very much, as I know Your Holiness misses Tibet just as the Tibetan people, Shugden and non-Shugden practitioners alike, miss you very much.

Therefore, with folded hands and on bended knees, I request Your Holiness to remove all stigma, negative statements and negative references to Dorje Shugden from all official platforms and literature of the Central Tibetan Administration enshrined in Dharamsala in order that an end to the ban on Dorje Shugden may come about. I appeal to Your Holiness with utmost humility to unite all Tibetans regardless of their religious orientation. Please do not make us choose between Your Holiness and Dorje Shugden. We do not wish to choose and to be forced to lose one or the other. We should not be made to choose in a genuine democracy. Many of the old monks from Gaden Monastery died with a broken heart because they did not want to choose between Your Holiness and Dorje Shugden and we have observed this. For centuries, many generations within the Gelug lineage loved and worshipped both the Dalai Lamas and Dorje Shugden. We sincerely wish for it to continue this way. It is in your power to unify us again.

Please do something about this while there is still time. Please be our leader no matter what religion we practise. Please allow us to see you again and bask in the golden blessings of Yourself, our Yeshe Norbu (wish-fulfilling gem). Since so many world-changing events are occurring, I appeal to You with my body fully prostrated, to lift the ban against Dorje Shugden and remove all stigma against Dorje Shugden practitioners. To eradicate the negative books, recorded talks and information in your various official websites against Dorje Shugden and his followers. This would suit a democratic leader and government.

You are the extremely compassionate, glorious avatar of Avalokiteshvara. In Your wisdom and ocean-like compassion, please unite Your people. Please unite all of us no matter what religion we practise. I appeal to Your Holiness from the deepest part of my very being and request You not to be upset with my writing this letter as I do not wish to disturb Your holy mind. But you are the only person I can appeal to in this urgent matter.

Most humbly,

With folded hands,

Tsem Tulku Rinpoche
Gaden Shartse Monastery
and
Kechara Buddhist Organisation
April 30, 2018

 

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An Open Letter of Appeal to His Holiness the Dalai Lama (April 30, 2018)

To Your Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso Pelsangpo,

With folded hands, I sincerely and humbly request your compassionate attention.

Since the ban against Dorje Shugden practice began and became institutionalized within the Tibetan government in-exile’s charter, many Shugden followers have suffered greatly. We have endured segregation from our own people, are not allowed to attend your talks nor even be in your presence. The children of Shugden-following parents are shunned or expelled from Tibetan schools, while Shugden practitioners and families are cast out of the Tibetan refugee camps in India. We are prohibited from participating in Tibetan businesses, not even as patrons seeking basic provisions and food to feed our families. We face unnecessary difficulties when it comes to obtaining a Tibetan ID card (yellow passport) from your government in-exile, we are not allowed into Tibetan hospitals to receive urgently needed treatment and medicines, and good monks have even been driven out from their monasteries and forced to break sacred oaths they have sworn to uphold for their entire life.

These are just some of our sufferings. There are many others including mental and emotional torture which cannot be enumerated, that Shugden practitioners such as myself have had to endure since 1996, when Your Holiness and the Central Tibetan Administration announced the ban against Dorje Shugden practice. Since that time, many people have voiced their desperate appeal to Your Holiness to lift the ban on Dorje Shugden. It is not democratic or fair; instead, it is inhumane and takes away our basic rights and liberties as individuals. This is the opposite effect to the objective Your Holiness intended when you bestowed upon the Tibetan people the precious gift of democracy which is now unfortunately denied to Shugden people.

We are all Tibetans no matter what religion we practise, no matter which region (choga-sum) we hail from, or where we live today. We all love you and respect you but we have not been able to meet you since 1996 due to the ban and we miss you very much. I know I do. You said that if we continue to practise Dorje Shugden, then we may not attend your spiritual teachings or your secular talks or have any form of communion with you. As you are our leader, may I humbly say that all Tibetans should be allowed to attend your secular talks at the very least, regardless of our individual spiritual orientations. Understandably, due to the issues of spiritual samaya (spiritual bond), we may not attend your spiritual teachings. But surely there is no spiritual bond created or spiritual obligation to observe when a normal citizen of a country attends a secular talk by his leader?

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Please, and with deep respect, I implore you not to segregate your Tibetan people further by their religious beliefs. No matter what religion we are, or even if we are atheists, please allow equality within Tibetan society to prevail and not have laws against Shugden practitioners any more. Please do not bar Shugden people from activities that are meant for all Tibetans. All leaders should allow their citizens to attend their talks, no matter their religion, background, race, sexual orientation, gender and so forth. All Tibetans should have the right and privilege to attend secular events with Your Holiness and to enjoy equality within Tibetan society. If there is no ban, as some like to say, I and thousands of other Shugden practitioners like myself would not be appealing to Your Holiness for more than two decades since the ban started.

Some claim that Dorje Shugden people are in collusion with China to create schism within Your Holiness’ circle and between Tibetans in India and Nepal. While that may be true for a small minority, it certainly cannot be true for all Dorje Shugden practitioners in the world, and it is definitely not true for myself. There are many Tibetans who may collude with governments around the world but this has nothing to do with Shugden practice, so please do not include all Shugden people into that group. I have never colluded with anyone to bring harm to Your Holiness, to any Tibetan or to any person. I am a Buddhist monk and I hold my Bodhisattva Vows seriously. I have never spoken negatively against Your Holiness. I have never protested against Your Holiness in public or in private. I have never lost my faith, hope and respect for Your Holiness. I am just waiting for the day that I may be granted the honour to attend Your Holiness’ talks and perhaps Your teachings. In fact, I have always wanted to receive the Kalachakra Tantra from Your Holiness ever since I was 15 years old. From the time of my youth, I have had deep faith in Your Holiness, and I continue to do so.

As Your Holiness knows, Dorje Shugden has been practised for over 400 years. It was first practised in the Sakya tradition. The Gelugpas then received it from the sacred Sakya lineage. We have been practising Dorje Shugden since it was passed to us by our gurus as a spiritual commitment and for no other reasons. I practise Dorje Shugden as it was passed to me by my root teacher His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and it was his instruction for me to practise. I keep up the practice of Dorje Shugden as my commitment to my root guru. If I give up my practice, then I break my commitment to my root guru. But if I continue to uphold my commitment to my root teacher then, by an unfortunate default, I am displeasing Your Holiness, it seems. I do not wish to displease Your Holiness but I must continue with my practice, as must tens of thousands of others, because it was commanded by our root gurus. We cannot break the spiritual commitments and promises we made to our root gurus. Your Holiness will be well aware of this sacred rule.

I am not practising Dorje Shugden to collude with China, and I will never practise Dorje Shugden or share his practice with others for any reason except spiritual ones. There may be philosophical debates as to whether Dorje Shugden is an enlightened being or a reliable object to depend on, but that should not affect Your Holiness’ decision to give us the freedom to practise our faith without discrimination, segregation and bias.

Some would like to say there is no ban against Dorje Shugden but Your Holiness’ words are very powerful. When Your Holiness, on many occasions, vigorously told people to choose between Yourself or Dorje Shugden, it had great impact and it forced people to choose. Naturally, those who choose Dorje Shugden are scorned, hated and maligned, and labeled as being your enemy, which is not true. For the last 20 years, Your Holiness has on many occasions and in many places told people that they should abandon the practice of Dorje Shugden. If they do not, then they cannot attend any of your discourses, whether spiritual or secular, which is very damaging. Because your word is law within the Tibetan communities. You don’t have to strictly and obviously say it is a ban, but you expressing your displeasure is as good as a ban. For those who choose to continue, we are segregated and humiliated for our religious choice and it should not be that way in a democracy. Your words are very powerful within Tibetan communities. A word of displeasure from you is as good as a ban. It may not be so with Western leaders, but this is how it is in our Tibetan society as Your Holiness is well aware of.

Watch the video ‘The Dalai Lama: The Devil Within (Al Jazeera)
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On Server: https://bit.ly/2KsylnP

I have been attacked on social media for practising Dorje Shugden. Hundreds of innocent monks have been expelled from monasteries because of this issue. In 2009, even Al Jazeera, a renowned global media agency investigated and concluded that Dorje Shugden people are suffering in India, Nepal and all over the world. Al Jazeera highlighted this clearly in their news report. In this day and age, no one should be criticized or attacked on the basis of their religion. May I respectfully say, no leader whether spiritual or secular should discourage or criticize any religion or spiritual path because it divides people. All leaders should accept all people in the spirit of democracy, equality and fairness, and transcend differences in religion, race, gender, and so on. We need this type of democracy within the Tibetan communities of India. We need unity, harmony and tolerance in our small world which is already riddled with strife and many other harmful issues. Please allow all your people to practise or not practise whatever religion they like without being segregated.

We know you are doing your best for the Tibetan people and sometimes your decisions to benefit one group may hurt another unknowingly. The ban and segregation against Dorje Shugden people is hurting a sector of Tibetans including myself very much. Please understand this.

Watch the video ‘RT News: Key highlights of the meeting between North and South Korea’s leaders
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The world has changed dramatically and we have even seen the leaders of North and South Korea meet to mend their relationship. This happened just a couple of days ago, on April 27, 2018. No one could have imagined this happening in the past. This is big news for the Korean people of both the North and the South. I very much wish that they become friends again. Similarly, I am sure we can re-unify with you, if I may say so. North and South Korea have had massive hurdles to overcome for this historic meeting and I do not think the differences between Your Holiness and the Dorje Shugden followers are as big and therefore we can come together as one again.

We also see that, after decades of tense relations between India and China, His Excellency the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, and His Excellency the President of China, Xi Jinping, are en route to mending their differences. Cold war, disharmony, mistrust and so on does not serve anyone well. For China and India to mend fences will take time. Previously, it was doubtful as to how this could come about, but it is happening. As China and India become friends, this will affect the world positively. News of people with differences coming together is definitely possible and has even become a matter of necessity. If such great leaders can mend ties after such huge differences with their magnanimous thinking, surely in your heart, you can see a clear way to transcend the differences that separate you and Dorje Shugden and mend fences with all his practitioners. We wish to re-unify with you. Please unite your people regardless of their spiritual orientation.

Watch the video ‘The Quint: Key highlights of the meeting between Indian PM Modi and Chinese President Xi
On Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPh68dX6u7k
On Server: https://bit.ly/2jn1lBe

As recently as April 25, 2018, Your Holiness has indirectly acknowledged and recognised the China-backed Panchen Lama by saying that high lamas can have many simultaneous incarnations, citing Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo as an example. Your Holiness implied that there can be two Panchen Lamas and I understood the message which was subtle yet clear and profound. The Panchen Lama that Your Holiness recognised and the other Panchen Lama that China recognised can both be genuine incarnations of the holy 10th Panchen Lama. This is amazing news and it is Your Holiness’ great effort to reach out to mend fences with China. I was happy to hear your indirect recognition of the Chinese Panchen Lama as this may begin to create the necessary atmosphere for restorative dialogue between Your Holiness and China for the sake of all Tibetan people. Perhaps this may lead to your return to Tibet and China, to be in the Potala Palace as Your Holiness’ dream portends. I wish this for Your Holiness because You wish it to be so. I would like this to happen very much, as I know Your Holiness misses Tibet just as the Tibetan people, Shugden and non-Shugden practitioners alike, miss you very much.

Watch the video ‘His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s extraordinary comments on His Holiness the 11th Panchen Lama
On Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hsyWE-fhZU
On Server: https://bit.ly/2HLnBzd

Therefore, with folded hands and on bended knees, I request Your Holiness to remove all stigma, negative statements and negative references to Dorje Shugden from all official platforms and literature of the Central Tibetan Administration enshrined in Dharamsala in order that an end to the ban on Dorje Shugden may come about. I appeal to Your Holiness with utmost humility to unite all Tibetans regardless of their religious orientation. Please do not make us choose between Your Holiness and Dorje Shugden. We do not wish to choose and to be forced to lose one or the other. We should not be made to choose in a genuine democracy. Many of the old monks from Gaden Monastery died with a broken heart because they did not want to choose between Your Holiness and Dorje Shugden and we have observed this. For centuries, many generations within the Gelug lineage loved and worshipped both the Dalai Lamas and Dorje Shugden. We sincerely wish for it to continue this way. It is in your power to unify us again.

Please do something about this while there is still time. Please be our leader no matter what religion we practise. Please allow us to see you again and bask in the golden blessings of Yourself, our Yeshe Norbu (wish-fulfilling gem). Since so many world-changing events are occurring, I appeal to You with my body fully prostrated, to lift the ban against Dorje Shugden and remove all stigma against Dorje Shugden practitioners. To eradicate the negative books, recorded talks and information in your various official websites against Dorje Shugden and his followers. This would suit a democratic leader and government.

You are the extremely compassionate, glorious avatar of Avalokiteshvara. In Your wisdom and ocean-like compassion, please unite Your people. Please unite all of us no matter what religion we practise. I appeal to Your Holiness from the deepest part of my very being and request You not to be upset with my writing this letter as I do not wish to disturb Your holy mind. But you are the only person I can appeal to in this urgent matter.

Most humbly,

With folded hands,

Tsem Tulku Rinpoche
Gaden Shartse Monastery
and
Kechara Buddhist Organisation
April 30, 2018

 

Addendum

On May 5, 2018 the international media agency Reuters published an article about my prayers for reconciliation in Asia. In the article they spoke of my wish for there to be harmony and peace within Asia and indeed throughout the whole world, and especially within the Tibetan community. This is what I have spoken about in my letter of appeal above.

Source: https://www.reuters.com/brandfeatures/venture-capital/article?id=35851. Click on image to enlarge.

Source: https://www.reuters.com/brandfeatures/venture-capital/article?id=35851.
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  1. Joy Kam on Jul 17, 2018 at 8:19 pm

    Antique Pelden Lhamo thangka with sacred Dorje Shugden at the bottom right. Can see Tsongkapa and Guru Rinpoche on the top also. Beautiful and holy.

  2. Joy Kam on Jun 28, 2018 at 3:01 am

    How can a nun curse someone they do not even know and wish the person to die quickly and be born in hell? What kind of nun is this? Shocking! What more she’s cursing a Buddhist teacher and a monk?! Is this the face of Bhutanese Buddhist?

    This is so shameful for her as a nun, her teacher, her monastery, her country and her King. A sangha should not behave in such a manner. A Sangha should carry enlightened Buddha’s teachings of compassion and wisdom to benefit all sentient beings.

    A Sangha is not supposed to promote hatred and certainly should not be cursing or wishing another person to die. That wish itself is already breaking one of the vows.
    A Sangha is one of the 3 Jewels, an object of refuge. They should not behave like an uncivilized person with so much hate. This is how bad the Tibetan Leadership has spread their lies and hate about Dorje Shugden and Shugden Buddhist practitioners.

    Jamyang Choden

  3. meghna on Jun 19, 2018 at 10:51 am

    I’m new to all this – but I came here after seeing Rinpoche’s post on the Blog.

    I don’t know too much nor do I claim to.

    But, if you go to the basics – its just not a good idea to do things things that. Abuse, slander, malicious activities … Yikes. I don’t think any teachings say that. Or do they?

    If you don’t agree with someone, just agree to disagree politely.
    I mean, if you have difference of opinion (which you have the right to have) you can voice your concerns, discuss (peacefully) of course.
    If you can’t – then just ignore.

    This doesn’t just apply here – but everywhere. People who attack anyone in such a manner, just, please don’t. I mean, its only hurting you in the long run. Attacking someone who you know will not respond in kind just doesn’t makes sense. 😶

    Would you like it if someone to attacked you like that? How would you feel if someone wrote exactly what you wrote?

    I worry about the world.

  4. wan wai meng on Jun 12, 2018 at 12:48 am

    There isn’t a good, genuine reason or beneficial reason to carry on the ban to another year or any amount of time whatsoever. Enough people around the world have suffered the effects of the ban and all that it represents. We all appeal to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama to end any stigma towards Dorje Shugden and all the high lamas who played a key role in the dissemination of teaching related to Tsongkhapa and also Dorje Shugden.

  5. Stella Cheang on May 9, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    It is very touching to read a letter from a renowned monk to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, begging for unity and the lifting of an unlawful ban on Dorje Shugden people. His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is humble and compassion. His plea is for / on behalf of all Dorje Shugden people; because this group of people have been suffering unjustly for the past 2 decades for reason as simply as practicing their choice of faith. May His Holiness receives the letter and initiate dialog / correspondence with Tsem Rinpoche to end this horrible ban that causes suffering on Dorje Shugden people. Thank you for this sharing.

  6. Samfoonheei on May 8, 2018 at 10:53 am

    Our Guru Tsem Rinpoche have been working tirelessly appealing to His Holiness the Dalai Lama requesting to solve the controversy ban on Dorje Shugden. Having done all with memes ,thoughts and so forth and now writing a very beautiful powerful letter to HH Dalai Lama to get across. Due to Rinpoche ‘s love and compassion , Rinpoche wrote this open letter as Rinpoche shared the plight of those who has suffered. The unnecessary and illogical ban has cause nothing but pain, suffering , sorrow , disharmony to both practitioners , non practitioner around the world especially the Tibetans. Spirituality is never about violence and hurting others. Spirituality is about love, tolerance and acceptance and this ban should stop for the sake of unity and peace . His Holiness the Dalai Lama please lift the ban of Dorje Shugden to have peace and harmony for all Tibetan people and those practicing world wide.
    Time has changed for the better as we can see all world leaders are coming together to amend their relationship which been stand off for many years.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this beautiful written open letter to HH Dalai Lama.

  7. Sock Wan on May 7, 2018 at 10:55 pm

    For many years Shugden practitioners are suppressed and segregated by people. This does not only happen among the Tibetan community. It affects all Shugden practitioners regardless of nationalities. I have people who stop befriending me when they know I practice DS. I have not committed any crimes, I did not hurt anyone, but I was segregated just because of my belief. Being a DS practitioners does not mean I am against His Holiness, does not mean I am against whatever causes the Tibetans might have. Stop accusing DS practitioners for the crimes we have not committed.

    We are in 2018 now, this has to stop. It is more important how a person behave than what they believe in.

  8. so kin hoe (KISG) on May 6, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for continuously appealing to His Holiness the Dalai Lama and request to lift the ban of Dorje Shugden for removing all the suffering and pain endured by many Dorje Shugden practitioners worldwide. The ban of Dorje Shugden has caused many Shugden practitioners including non-Tibetans to withstand the pressure of being attacked in social media, being segregated for not following the direction given by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and other types of discrimination inclusive of being labelled as spirit worshippers due to the falsely claim made by Central Tibetan Administration which concludes that Dorje Shugden is a spirit.

    When Dorje Shugden practitioners practise sincerely in Buddhadharma and practising not to hurt anyone unintentionally, not to cause any suffering to others and cultivate peace with harmony among the people around, it is truly unfair to label Dorje Shugden practitioners as spirit worshippers. Dorje Shugden practitioners are no different from other Buddhists and everyone including Dorje Shugden practitioners should deserve to attend all the public talks given by ever compassionate Holiness the Dalai Lama with equal respect and blessing. Since Dorje Shugden practice is being introduced to people from around the world including USA, Europe and many Asian countries, many practitioners have progressed in Buddhadharma practice and some have even determined to become monks and nuns as Dorje Shugden is the emanation of Manjushri, who is the Buddha of Wisdom. This is a clear evidence to show us that Dorje Shugden practitioners will not fall into the three lower realms but able to progress in Buddhadharma practice in current lifetime.

    May the all compassionate and respected His Holiness the Dalai Lama lift the ban of Dorje Shugden and allow for the Buddhadharma to grow further, reaching to more people who have yet to meet with Dharma Protector, learn and practice Buddhadharma.

    Thank you with folded hands,
    kin hoe

  9. Lin Mun on May 3, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    Situation and things changes overtime. In the recent development we see both North and South Korea leaders met to mend the relationships. Then the India Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and His Excellency the President of China, Xi Jinping met and became friends despite the long cold relationship between the 2 countries. Nothing is permanent in this world and thing can change to bring better benefit to all.

    We very much hope HH Dalai Lama will do the same too to resolve the Dorje Shugden ban. It has bring a lot of suffering to the practitioners. No one should be discriminated and segregated due to their belief as this is basic human rights. With HH Dalai Lama powerful words and respected position, we hope HH Dalai Lama will help unite the people and Dorje Shugden practitioners can be given opportunities to listen to HH Dalai Lama’s talk and teaching.

    Thank you Rinpoche for writing the appeal letter to HH Dalai Lama in order to clear the Dorje Shugden ban and issue.

  10. Touching video on May 3, 2018 at 3:31 pm

    Nice video of the above appeal. Take a look at this short video. Touching https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXIgKCH0vkI&feature=youtu.be

  11. Pastor Antoinette Kass on May 3, 2018 at 9:50 am

    Times have changed so much with the latest news about the Indian Prime Minister Modi meeting the Chinese President Xi to overcome a long time of tension between their people as well as the leaders of North and South Koreas meeting and shaking hands is good news for the world.

    I believe that this could help Dorje Shugden practitioners who have had a very difficult time over the past twenty years. Time has shown that Dorje Shugden is not harmful in any way and therefore the ban and suppression of this Dharma Protector needs to be ended to create harmony within Tibetan communities and those close to Tibetans all over the world. There are many Dorje Shugden practitioners all over the world and it is painful to be not accepted to the Dalai Lama’s teachings as I myself would also like to hear H.H. the Dalai Lama’s teachings.

    Huge differences have been overcome in time such as the latest developments for India and China as well as North and South Korea. I believe that our religion is more precious compared to politics and that the ban should be removed so that everyone has equal opportunities and can follow their religious choice without fear and need to be scared of the repercussions for their religious choice.

    Personally, I want to support this letter of appeal to His Holiness the Dalai Lama to end the ban on the Dorje Shugden practice and encourage peace and harmony between all Tibetan people as well as Tibetan Buddhist practitioners.

    Thank you,
    Pastor Antoinette Kass

  12. Anne Ong on May 2, 2018 at 9:54 pm

    Thank you very much Rinpoche for this open letter of appeal to H.H. Dalai Lama to lift the Dorje Shugden ban as soon as possible . I sincerely pray and hope this letter of appeal will reach H.H. Dalai Lama very soon and relieve the pain and suffering for all DS practitioners everywhere 🙏😌🌈☘️

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  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jul 22. 2018 11:53 AM
    Came across this post and I am glad and fortunate able to see those rare thangkas which paints a thousands words. All those rare thangkas depicts the founding fathers of the Sakya tradition which includes Dorje Shugden as a Protector in it. It clearly show that many high lamas has been practicing Dorje Shugen’s practice since. It has in fact has great significance to the life and practices of the 32nd holder of the Sakya throne.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing and for free downloading.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/sakya-lineage-and-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jul 22. 2018 11:52 AM
    Heartbreaking to see such a young child at age 6 having to deal with living all alone by himself just because he is a HIV positive. A Chinese orphan who cooks, bathes, plays and lives alone in the mountains of Guangxi China. Even though its an old post yet it breaks my heart looking at those pictures. Saddest thing I’ve read in awhile. There is something about this kid represent the human spirit despite being given nothing but hardship. I am glad he at least has a dog to accompany him . I hope the local government department and government leaders will help him. He is most probably a grow up young man now if he is around. Wish him all the best.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/6-year-old-aids-orphan-lives-alone.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Saturday, Jul 21. 2018 09:54 PM
    “Our ordinary life only touches the fringe of personality, it does not cause a commotion in the deepest parts of the soul” – to me, I find this phrase very intriguing. Spiritual awakening comes from experience and not a concept of words, it therefore should triggers deeper reflection, contemplation and looking within to arrive a point of awareness.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/d-t-suzuki-the-man-who-introduced-zen-buddhism-to-the-west.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Saturday, Jul 21. 2018 09:26 PM
    It is truly inspiring to read about Baba Sawan Singh who embodies compassion, wisdom, brotherhood and charisma. He is a living example of Sikhism, a teaching started by Guru Nanak. Baba Sawan Singh promoted vegetarianism and abstain from intoxicant, including alcohol, to preserve a clear, spiritual mind. He never ceased to teach and give guidance to truth seekers well into his old age, benefiting many many people. Thank you for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/baba-sawan-singh-the-spiritual-luminary-of-india.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Saturday, Jul 21. 2018 05:31 PM
    Thank you for this sharing on Guru-Disciple relationship from the Sikh faith perspective. The guru, known as the Perfect Living Master, will love the student unconditionally, and the disciple should meditate the Perfect Living Master when he is alive so that he will radiant in the disciple’s mind even after his passing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/ishwar-puri-ji-the-great-sikh-master-in-the-west-not-ready.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jul 21. 2018 12:19 PM
    Wow ….wonderful to see so many people coming together for this beneficial mass meditation event. More people are coming to terms that meditation can also help us to understand our own mind. We can learn how to transform our mind from negative to positive, from disturbed to peaceful and from unhappy to happiness. Meditation helps us to turn our attention away from distracting thoughts and focusing on the present moment.
    It will be wonderful if more of this event can be held annually so as more and more people will know how meditation benefits them.
    Like in the recent case of the teenage footballers been trapped in the remote cave at Chiang Rai. Their coach taught them meditation that saved them from fear and distracting thoughts of death. Scientific researcher has discovered that for sure that meditation helps to transform our negative minds.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/6-incredible-global-mass-meditation.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jul 21. 2018 12:18 PM
    Very inspiring stories of three millionaires giving up all wealth and status, had everything from cars , houses, business and so forth to live a simple life as monks . They relinquished their multi-millionaire status and seek enlightenment through living simple. Wealth is nothing more or less than a tool to do things with. The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/do-you-know-what-these-3-millionaires-did.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jul 20. 2018 12:36 PM
    Wonderful sharing knowing how the Russian leadership supports Buddhism. For the sake of a peaceful and harmonious environment the Russian leaderships accepted Buddhism in away. The Russian leadership even heighted importance of Buddhism history in Siberia. Because of Russian supports there are now millions of Buddhists in Russia and several Tibetan Buddhist university-monasteries. May more and more people benefit from the spreading of dharma in Russia.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/russian-leadership-supports-buddhism.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jul 20. 2018 12:35 PM
    Wonderful to see a devoted Megnath sharing Dorje Shugden practice to many people back to his village in Nepal. He is working hard distributing posters and literature of Bhagawan Dorje Shugden to his family, friends , students and Nepal’s community. He is doing what he can to share his experiences and sharing his knowledge with them. Even though he came from a different religious back ground he have the trust and faith in Bhagawan Dorje Shugden. It’s a clear example that Our Powerful Protector will help anyone regardless of race and religion once we rely in it sincerely.
    Thank you Rinpoche and admin writers for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/dorje-shugden-arrives-in-nepali-school.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jul 19. 2018 12:16 PM
    I have enjoyed reading books or watching paranormal videos from time to time.. I do believed unseen beings definitely do exist. As long as we do no harm or disturb them , they too do us no harm. But in all we got to accept it seriously as in some cases the unseen beings might be aggressive. We are fortunate we have Dorje Shugden protecting us ….having trust and faith in our practice , respecting the unseen being by making offerings to them. All the paranormal stories which Rinpoche experiences were interesting and scary. I do enjoyed the snake spirit , Banging Pots to name . Seem to be interesting.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/paranormal-collection.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jul 19. 2018 12:15 PM
    Amazing ……The Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet. It was once the residence of the HH Dalai Lama until the HH 14th Dalai Lama fled to India during the 1959 Tibetan uprising. It is now a museum and UNESCO World Heritage Site. The palace is named after Mount Potalaka, the mythical abode of the bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara. It is one of the most famous attractions in Tibet and it seem to be the highest ancient palace around the world. Its in my bucket list to go there for a pilgrimage. That’s my wish after reading and seeing those beautiful pictures of the place. Potala Palace is a must-see attraction in Lhasa.
    Thank you for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/potala.html
  • Alice Tay
    Wednesday, Jul 18. 2018 11:05 PM
    This article is a very precious sharing on Gen Nyima and Dorje Shugden oracle. I appreciate very much and would like to share some of my thoughts here:

    The Significance of Dorje Shugden
    a. Although Gen Nyima did not practice Dorje Shugden but he confirmed that Dorje Shugden is Manjushri and everyone knows this especially all the high lamas.
    b. There was one time HH the 98th Gaden Tripa Jetsun Jampel Shenpen was very ill and his secretary came to visit Gen Nyima. Gen Nyima advised to perform a full Dorje Shugden Torgya ritual. This is because Dorje Shugden has become the principal Protector of Lama Tsongkhapa’s tradition and therefore by performing these pujas, Gaden Tripa would recover.

    The importance of guru devotion
    Dorje Shugden always protects, helps and guides faithful practitioners in spiritual path. If one person does not practice the dharma, against the guru’s advice or disrespecting guru, will not lead the person to enlightenment path. For this instance, Rinpoche asked the Protector Dorje Shugden not to take trance in the lady. After that, it was told that Dorje Shugden never took trance through her again. The lady went to monasteries and requested to become an oracle again, but she was told to repair her samaya with her teacher.

    Focus and have faith in practice
    It is believed that Gen Nyima practiced and focused on Yamantaka. Gen Nyima practiced Yamantaka diligently that included daily sadhana for 4 times per day with rituals and offerings, mantra recitations and full meditation. Gen Nyima said if practice Yamantaka, do not need any other Protector because Yamantaka is also a Protector. Gen Nyima only relied on Yamantaka for many matters included divinations, bless and heal the people and control the weather etc.

    It is said that if you reveal the deity you practise, you will not gain attainments. But, Gen Nyima told Rinpoche about his practice on Yamantaka and this implied that he has achieved higher levels of spiritual attainments and he is no different from Yamantaka. Furthermore, HH the 14th Dalai Lama believed and certified Gen Nyima’s meditational attainments and abilities. HH the 14th Dalai Lama asked Gen Nyima not to die or show signs of old age and sickness. Gen Nyima replied that he will follow the instruction.

    The practice of Eight Worldly Concerns
    Gen Nyima had studied up to the Madhyamaka (Middle Way) philosophy level in the monastery. Gen Nyima was very humble, sincere and he did not want to sit the examinations and earn a degree. He just wanted to meditate.

    When Gen Nyima lived in deep forest of Bhutan, he had helped and healed many people including the Queen Mother of Bhutan. There was no greed or selfishness in Gen Nyima. He only took very little of the money that needed for his and his assistant’s subsistence. While the balance of the money would offer to HH the Dalai Lama and Gaden Monastery. Another example was Gen Nyima just used an Amul cheese container for divinations instead of silver, brass, wood or clay divination boxes.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-jolenpa-bodhisattva-gen-nyima.html
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Wednesday, Jul 18. 2018 10:20 PM
    Oser is super funny. Dharma boy is super funny. Look how they avoid and attack Chip! LOL- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmGg6g8waNg
  • Lin Mun
    Wednesday, Jul 18. 2018 09:43 PM
    Some of the pictures are so funny, cute and some very heartwarming. I like the best is the huge dog caring for the small kitten. It’s like a mom taking care of the young baby. So warm and so much love. All animals have feelings like us. Treat them good.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/very-heartwarming-photos.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jul 18. 2018 02:37 PM
    Inspiring yet powerful article and transcript of Mr Chen, the Chinese Buddhist billionaire. He has started an online games company and had accumulated worth of billions yet feeling unhappy and streesful. He eventually decided he had to salvage his own health after experiencing panic attacks. At the peak of his career he decided to put his wealth for something more meaningful. Combined with his Buddhist beliefs, convinced him to study and commit to researching the human brain and to transcend suffering.
    He gave out most of his fortune to support brain research.
    And even gave millions to various causes, including education, charities, healthcare, disaster relief, and poverty relief. He realised at end of the day , wealth is not everything , we should let go , afterall dealth is unpreditable. An example to all of us.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/the-chinese-buddhist-billionaire-who-wants-to-fix-your-brain.html

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Tsem Rinpoche teaching in Kathmandu, Nepal
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Tsem Rinpoche teaching in Kathmandu, Nepal
Tsem Rinpoche teaching around 20 years back in Wisdom Centre Kuala Lumpur.
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Tsem Rinpoche teaching around 20 years back in Wisdom Centre Kuala Lumpur.
A Indian Yogi meditating on the path of Vajra Yogini deep in the forest as he is guarded by his wisdom protector Dorje Shugden. If we rely on him, Dorje Shugden will watch over us unwaveringly.~Tsem Rinpoche
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A Indian Yogi meditating on the path of Vajra Yogini deep in the forest as he is guarded by his wisdom protector Dorje Shugden. If we rely on him, Dorje Shugden will watch over us unwaveringly.~Tsem Rinpoche
A very rare lineage of the Severed-Head Vajra Yogini thangka. She has severed her head and holding it in her own skull cup. Top left is Indra Kacho Vajra Varahi, centre is Flying Vajra Yogini and top right is Maitri Kacho Vajra Yogini.~Tsem Rinpoche
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A very rare lineage of the Severed-Head Vajra Yogini thangka. She has severed her head and holding it in her own skull cup. Top left is Indra Kacho Vajra Varahi, centre is Flying Vajra Yogini and top right is Maitri Kacho Vajra Yogini.~Tsem Rinpoche
A stunning ethereal depiction of Dorje Shugden invoked by the Aboriginal tribes in Australia.~Tsem Rinpoche
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A stunning ethereal depiction of Dorje Shugden invoked by the Aboriginal tribes in Australia.~Tsem Rinpoche
Beautiful thangka with upper left: Guru Rinpoche in the form of Nyima Odser, centre Lord Buddha Shakyamuni, right Tsongkapa, bottom left Protector Dorje Drolod and bottom right Protector of wisdom Dorje Shugden.~Tsem Rinpoche
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Beautiful thangka with upper left: Guru Rinpoche in the form of Nyima Odser, centre Lord Buddha Shakyamuni, right Tsongkapa, bottom left Protector Dorje Drolod and bottom right Protector of wisdom Dorje Shugden.~Tsem Rinpoche
A meditator in Tibet has a vision of Manjushri Dorje Shugden while in retreat...while his \'assistant\' the yeti is in the background. Few Tibetan lamas had mentioned they have seen the yeti in Tibet or they harnessed the yeti to deliver messages to other meditators in distant mountains hard to reach by the average person. Tsem Rinpoche
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A meditator in Tibet has a vision of Manjushri Dorje Shugden while in retreat...while his 'assistant' the yeti is in the background. Few Tibetan lamas had mentioned they have seen the yeti in Tibet or they harnessed the yeti to deliver messages to other meditators in distant mountains hard to reach by the average person. Tsem Rinpoche
Left is His Eminence Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Tharchin lak of Sera Mey Monastery. He was residing in our Rashi Gempil Ling Kalmuck temple in Howell, New Jersey since 1971. I arrived in Howell in 1972 and had the fortune to take refuge with this master and receive innumerable teachings for 8 years. I lived 10 minutes away due to my good fortune. He is my first teacher. He is a direct student of H.H. Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche Dechen Nyingpo the Great as well as Their Holinesses Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche.

Right. Is His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche visiting this temple in New Jersey. It was at this time His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche conferred the Dorje Shugden sogtae (\'initiation\') on Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Tharchin along with two other students.~Tsem Rinpoche
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Left is His Eminence Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Tharchin lak of Sera Mey Monastery. He was residing in our Rashi Gempil Ling Kalmuck temple in Howell, New Jersey since 1971. I arrived in Howell in 1972 and had the fortune to take refuge with this master and receive innumerable teachings for 8 years. I lived 10 minutes away due to my good fortune. He is my first teacher. He is a direct student of H.H. Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche Dechen Nyingpo the Great as well as Their Holinesses Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. Right. Is His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche visiting this temple in New Jersey. It was at this time His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche conferred the Dorje Shugden sogtae ('initiation') on Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Tharchin along with two other students.~Tsem Rinpoche
Another cute attack short video of my doggies you must see: 



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMUWYvWk3no&feature=youtu.be
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Another cute attack short video of my doggies you must see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMUWYvWk3no&feature=youtu.be
I first saw this \'red\' illustration of Vajra Yogini back in Howell, New Jersey when I was around 14 years old. It is one of my favorite depictions of this Buddha Dakini. Tsem Rinpoche
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I first saw this 'red' illustration of Vajra Yogini back in Howell, New Jersey when I was around 14 years old. It is one of my favorite depictions of this Buddha Dakini. Tsem Rinpoche
Sacred old Vajra Yogini small hand painting called a \'tsakaley\'.
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Sacred old Vajra Yogini small hand painting called a 'tsakaley'.
Offerings are made daily to the enlightened awakened beings on my shrine. Today we offered many fresh and clean fruits. May all be blessed by finding the path to enlightenment and gaining attainments. Tsem Rinpoche

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Offerings are made daily to the enlightened awakened beings on my shrine. Today we offered many fresh and clean fruits. May all be blessed by finding the path to enlightenment and gaining attainments. Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
Beautiful picture of His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche.
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Beautiful picture of His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche.
My dear Mumu boy has such soulful and deep penetrating eyes. He was highly sensitive, intelligent and caring. He is physically gone, but never from my heart. Tsem Rinpoche
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My dear Mumu boy has such soulful and deep penetrating eyes. He was highly sensitive, intelligent and caring. He is physically gone, but never from my heart. Tsem Rinpoche
Oser and Dharma meet \"His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche\"- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-fP1MLuR0A
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Oser and Dharma meet "His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche"- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-fP1MLuR0A
Oser and Dharma meet a new friend. Super cute attack video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkuXAcveV0E
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Oser and Dharma meet a new friend. Super cute attack video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkuXAcveV0E
Little Oser trying to get a snack out. Super cute video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ANtRnEFREA
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Little Oser trying to get a snack out. Super cute video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ANtRnEFREA
Beautiful and sacred shrine
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Beautiful and sacred shrine
Voodoo and the Tibetan Leadership- https://bit.ly/2u4BZ0w

What happened to the voodoo religion is similar to what Tibetan leadership is doing today to groups of people due to their religion.
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Voodoo and the Tibetan Leadership- https://bit.ly/2u4BZ0w What happened to the voodoo religion is similar to what Tibetan leadership is doing today to groups of people due to their religion.
Take two minutes and  look at this cool video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqBOV1pf8uU
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Take two minutes and look at this cool video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqBOV1pf8uU
Another beautiful and ancient thangka of Guru Rinpoche and Dorje Shugden!
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Another beautiful and ancient thangka of Guru Rinpoche and Dorje Shugden!
Please read about this incredible hermit monk Gen Nyima. Very inspirational-  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=163703
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Please read about this incredible hermit monk Gen Nyima. Very inspirational- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=163703
Neat and fun video to share: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oqe2JPpO6OI
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Neat and fun video to share: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oqe2JPpO6OI
A question regarding unenlightened oath bound protectors. Do click on picture and read. Tsem Rinpoche
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A question regarding unenlightened oath bound protectors. Do click on picture and read. Tsem Rinpoche
Be kind to everyone because they need it. Tsem Rinpoche
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Be kind to everyone because they need it. Tsem Rinpoche
Ishwar Puri Ji: The Great Sikh Master in the West- Please read more and be inspired: https://bit.ly/2KxqOqI
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Ishwar Puri Ji: The Great Sikh Master in the West- Please read more and be inspired: https://bit.ly/2KxqOqI
Geshe Puntsok happy with his gift of The Promise book.
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Geshe Puntsok happy with his gift of The Promise book.
It is said by the caretakers not to go to this place at night. Because at night they hear gatherings and lots of voices. People in the village respectfully avoid this place as the dakinis (yoginis) gather at this place and if they are disturbed, there are fearful consequences worst than death for the intruder. Please read more about the this place in Hirapur: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=163205
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It is said by the caretakers not to go to this place at night. Because at night they hear gatherings and lots of voices. People in the village respectfully avoid this place as the dakinis (yoginis) gather at this place and if they are disturbed, there are fearful consequences worst than death for the intruder. Please read more about the this place in Hirapur: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=163205
Raven-faced Karma-Mahakala or Kakamukha Mahakala
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Raven-faced Karma-Mahakala or Kakamukha Mahakala
You may have heard of singing in the rain, but how about chanting in the rain?

A group of Kecharians went on sacred pilgrimage in Kechara Forest Retreat itself yesterday. We all know we don\'t have to travel far for pilgrimage because we have Kechara Forest Retreat with so many blessed images and relics. Please see what I mean: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3439KaJsBA

Tsem Rinpoche
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You may have heard of singing in the rain, but how about chanting in the rain? A group of Kecharians went on sacred pilgrimage in Kechara Forest Retreat itself yesterday. We all know we don't have to travel far for pilgrimage because we have Kechara Forest Retreat with so many blessed images and relics. Please see what I mean: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3439KaJsBA Tsem Rinpoche
Stunning \'nathang\' thangka of Ekazati, Dorje Drolod and Dorje Shugden together.
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Stunning 'nathang' thangka of Ekazati, Dorje Drolod and Dorje Shugden together.
Sacred Vajra Yogini made in Qing dynasty Between 1644-1911). It is housed in Sichuan Museum, Chengdu. Just to gaze at Her holy form is to realize there is a different place we can go to that has no suffering. She is the doorway and all we have to do is leave our projections and enter. May all ascend to Kechara Paradise. Namo guru Vajra Yogini lah Chak Tsel Lo! Tsem Rinpoche
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Sacred Vajra Yogini made in Qing dynasty Between 1644-1911). It is housed in Sichuan Museum, Chengdu. Just to gaze at Her holy form is to realize there is a different place we can go to that has no suffering. She is the doorway and all we have to do is leave our projections and enter. May all ascend to Kechara Paradise. Namo guru Vajra Yogini lah Chak Tsel Lo! Tsem Rinpoche
Rumi: Legendary Sufi Poet whose mystical works transcend space and time. It\'s beneficial to enhance our knowledge of other traditions & cultures: https://bit.ly/2lh9cRO
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Rumi: Legendary Sufi Poet whose mystical works transcend space and time. It's beneficial to enhance our knowledge of other traditions & cultures: https://bit.ly/2lh9cRO
His Holiness Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, Kyabe Zong Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Monastery doing puja.
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His Holiness Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, Kyabe Zong Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Monastery doing puja.
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Thanks to recommendation by Mr Andrew Yap, we brought 2 young clients to a job interview at an upscale hotel in #KualaLumpur. Hopefully they will succeed in their interview and live a stable life soon. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thanks to recommendation by Mr Andrew Yap, we brought 2 young clients to a job interview at an upscale hotel in #KualaLumpur. Hopefully they will succeed in their interview and live a stable life soon. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Prayer and dedication ~ Monthly Bird Liberation by Kechara Penang Study Group. ~ Jacinta
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Prayer and dedication ~ Monthly Bird Liberation by Kechara Penang Study Group. ~ Jacinta
Monthly Bird Liberation ~ Kechara Penang Study Group , Jacinta
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Monthly Bird Liberation ~ Kechara Penang Study Group , Jacinta
Dharma Sharing about H.E. the 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche’s biography led by Bro Soon Huat~ Kechara Penang Study Group, Jacinta
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Dharma Sharing about H.E. the 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche’s biography led by Bro Soon Huat~ Kechara Penang Study Group, Jacinta
More than 200kg of surplus were saved and distributed to the needy families in Jalan Sungai. If not for the food rescue heroes, all these would have ended up in landfills. Thank you to Tesco and all volunteers for making this possible !!! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 week ago
More than 200kg of surplus were saved and distributed to the needy families in Jalan Sungai. If not for the food rescue heroes, all these would have ended up in landfills. Thank you to Tesco and all volunteers for making this possible !!! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Big thanks to Billy Hew for the generosity. Winter melon tea drinks arrive just in time for our street friends as the weather has been muggy and unpredictable lately! We also share the joy with our charity partners. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 week ago
Big thanks to Billy Hew for the generosity. Winter melon tea drinks arrive just in time for our street friends as the weather has been muggy and unpredictable lately! We also share the joy with our charity partners. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Jenny, Eunice and Nurul Anisa were such a great help to our kitchen today. Apart from serving in the kitchen, they also helped to prepare materials to be used for the needy families' skills training project. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 week ago
Jenny, Eunice and Nurul Anisa were such a great help to our kitchen today. Apart from serving in the kitchen, they also helped to prepare materials to be used for the needy families' skills training project. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Happy Wefie customer in our stall ! Everyone love Dorje Shugden ! Louise Lee
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