China’s official stance on Dorje Shugden

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Dear friends around the world,

The world is scrambling to get on the good side of superpower China in order to broker more economic deals to benefit their individual countries. China being the biggest economy in the world has vast economic benefits for many depressed economies around the world. World leaders, dignitaries and royalty are lining up to host Chinese leader’s official state visits to their countries in order to cement better ties. From Africa, Asia, Europe, South America to North America, countries are doing their best to increase good relations with this Eastern powerhouse. China has officially been known as an atheist country but they are moving towards a more open stance when it comes to religious practice at least. This is a very good direction. Democratic countries do give full freedom of any religious/spiritual worship without their leaders condemning nor ‘advising’ against any religious practice. His Holiness the Dalai Lama ‘advising’ against Dorje Shugden practice or any spiritual practice or any faith has created a very bad image of an archaic, theocratic Tibetan form of leadership that is outdated. No religious leader or head of state in a democratic country of the 21st century would look fair, open and democratic if he/she was to condemn or ‘advise’ against any spiritual practice including Dorje Shugden. The spiritual practice of any individual should be left to the individual to decide and not encouraged nor condemned by their governments or heads of state. Imagine the Prime Minister, King or President of your country advising against any spiritual practices in a pluralistic society on national TV? There will be an uproar. Imagine the Pope in the 21st Century criticizing any religion in favor of his own? This would be marketing suicide for him or anyone.

All religious leaders as well as secular leaders must give total religious freedom without bias, comments and favoritism. If this applies to all world leaders, why does it not apply to His Holiness the Dalai Lama? The Dalai Lama came out with the ban against Shugden and it has created tremendous upheavals within Tibetan societies around the world. The protests, websites, media and social media against the ban of Dorje Shugden exists because the ban exists. So remove the ban. I have no connections to the Chinese government although I have admired the vast and rich culture of China for over 30 years. If I did have connections to the Chinese government it is no one’s business. My practice of Dorje Shugden is totally spiritual in nature and in motivation and has nothing to do with China and her government and it never had anything to do with them. But I am discriminated against because I practice Dorje Shugden. This is wrong. This must stop. Because I practice Dorje Shugden then I am connected in a dubious manner to the Chinese government? How does that make any sense? The Dorje Shugden practice has been around for 350 years and this is way before anything to do with current Chinese-Tibetan issues. So it does not make sense. I will never give up the Dorje Shugden practice. I will always wish the Tibetan Government in Exile well. I will always send good wishes to the Chinese nation which I admire. I will always wish His Holiness the Dalai Lama well regardless of what anyone else thinks. I wish the Dalai Lama and China can be friends and unite as His Holiness is aging and that is worrying. My Dorje Shugden practice was given to me over 30 years ago by my guru and I have promised him to do that practice. Come what may, I will keep my promise to my guru.

The translation of the official stance of Dorje Shugden and religious practice in China is really encouraging as China is becoming more and more liberal. People like to scream “Human rights violations!” at China and accuse them of having a bad track record of it. But now China is moving in the direction of opening up more and progressing with giving religious freedom. China should be applauded for this if you wish to see more changes. I am happy to see the support China gives to all religious practice within their nation including Dorje Shugden. They clearly say that religious practice is up to the individual including Dorje Shugden. Tibetan leaders in exile should not use Dorje Shugden to divide and create social disharmony by enforcing the ban. I find this translation very encouraging and I wish China to slowly open more and more. The democracy in China cannot resemble that of the West as the culture and social norms vary greatly from the West. China will have to develop their own form of Democracy that may not resemble the West but that suits their own nation. How would you like China to tell you how run your country? No nation should force their form of democracy or governance on any other nation.

Tsem Rinpoche

 

 


 

The official line on Shugden: translation

Translated from the Tibetan

The document, entitled “Some opinions on dealing correctly with the ‘Gyalchen Shugden’ issue”, was issued by the Communist Party Committee of the Tibet Autonomous Region on February 20, 2014. The document makes it clear that it is aimed at guiding understanding of the issue in order to convey this to the ‘masses’. A copy was received by International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) and is translated into English below.

 


 

Some opinions on dealing correctly with the ‘Gyalchen Shugden’ issue

Issued by Tibet Autonomous Region Party Committee Office, February 20, 2014

The ‘Gyalchen Shugden’ issue is an important front in our struggle with the Dalai Clique, and since it is presently an important issue affecting the normal regulation of Tibetan Buddhism and stability in our region, the nature of the ‘Gyalchen Shugden’ issue must be correctly recognized, the principles and methods for dealing with the ‘Gyalchen Shugden’ issue must be mastered, so that we take a firm stand, clearly display the banners, use skillful methods and are able to act unprompted, stand up to the fight without dithering, and find appropriate solutions, all of utmost importance for social harmony and stability in our region. With the publication and distribution of these opinions on our regional Party Committee’s handling of the ‘Gyalchen Shugden’ issue, you should study and master them in your own work, as well as educate and guide the masses.

1. The ‘Gyalchen Shugden’ issue should be given a high degree of importance, and be clearly recognized as a deceitful ploy by the 14th Dalai’s Clique to split the country. ‘Gyalchen Shugden’ is one of the important protector deities worshipped by the Geluk and Sakya schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Since the time of the 5th Dalai, successive Dalai and Panchen, ordinary monks of Geluk and Sakya monasteries, and even the 14th Dalai himself have all had faith in and propitiated “Gyalchen Shugden.” However, since the 14th Dalai Clique fled the country, in opposition to the Motherland, to [their own] nationality and to religion, undertook various activities to split the Motherland. After these ended in defeat, and internal dissension increased, they banned the propitiation of ‘Gyalchen Shugden’ in order to blame others for what are their responsibilities and transforming the contradictions, in an evil scheme to destroy the unity of the Motherland and destroy the social stability in Tibet.

In particular, as the 14th Dalai’s Clique’s attempts to fabricate extreme incidents such as self-immolation in the aftermath of the “3/14 incident” repeatedly met with no success, and as there was no way to fulfill their evil deeds, in their anguish in not being able to bear the defeat, they immediately launched a new evil action by reviving the dispute over the propitiation or non-propitiation of ‘Gyalchen Shugden’ by relying on opposition to it, with the evil hope to promote discord among believers within our borders. On one hand, they blamed their defeat on the harm caused by ‘Gyalchen Shugden,’using religion to continue misleading the masses, and on the other, they used the ‘Gyalchen Shugden’ issue as a pretext for stirring up discord among ordinary believers, creating disagreements and incidents, with intent to breed chaos in Tibet and other Tibetan areas, in order to realize their goal of splitting the Motherland and destroying the stability in Tibet.

We must clearly recognize and give high significance to the long-term nature and acute nature of our struggle with the 14th Dalai Clique, and clearly recognize the complex, pervasive and deceptive nature of the ‘Gyalchen Shugden’ issue, taking the correct handling of this issue as an important front in our struggle with the Dalai Clique, and with clear awareness, firm mindedness and full conviction, exercising surveillance and challenging them on one’s own initiative, we must decisively grind into dust the Dalai Clique’s deceitful plot to split the Motherland and destroy the stability of Tibet on the pretext of the ‘Gyalchen Shugden’ issue.

2. We must unflinchingly and thoroughly remain committed to the Party’s religion policy in order to promote mutual adaptation between Tibetan Buddhism and the socialist society.

The basic principle of our Party’s policy on religion is to respect and protect the public’s freedom of religious belief. Freedom of religious belief is an important policy in Tibet Autonomous Region and other Tibetan areas, and it is not only an important policy for each individual member of the masses of ordinary believers, but is also an important policy for dealing with the ‘Gyalchen Shugden’ issue. With respect to the ‘Gyalchen Shugden’ issue, believing or not-believing is up to each individual member of the masses of believers. For instance, whether the believing community keeps a statue of Buddha Sakyamuni in their homes, or a statue of Avalokitesvara, is the public’s freedom; the Party and government need not interfere, and neither should Party members or officials. Our only standard and position, which complements our basic issue, is that they uphold the leadership of the Communist Party, respect socialism with Chinese characteristics, preserve the unity of the Motherland, and respect laws and regulations. With those preconditions in place, the Party’s religious freedom policy must be firmly implemented, respecting, as best as possible, the wishes of the believing masses.

We should not publicize the issue of belief in ‘Gyalchen Shugden,’not interfere, not politicize, not see belief or nonbelief in black and white terms, and not make belief or nonbelief in ‘Gyalchen Shugden’ as the basis for drawing a clear line with the Dalai Clique. Rather, it is those who love the country and love religion, respect regulations and abide by laws, preserve the unity of the Motherland , maintain stability in Tibet, and contribute to Tibet’s development and stability who are good citizens, good members of the public, and good monks/nuns.

No one may create contradictions or disputes among monastic communities or masses of believers over the issue of religious devotion. We should win over the hearts of the masses to our side, and not fall for the deceptions of the 14th Dalai Clique.

With regard to basic management of monasteries and other centers of religious activity, the approach should be that there should be regard for history, maintenance of the present situation, no new strategy, and no creation of complications.

3. Those who, following the 14th Dalai Clique, create disturbances or incidents, or form organizations using the pretext of the ‘Gyalchen Shugden’ issue, must be punished strictly according to law and with firm determination, and should not be tolerated at all cost. We must continue to maintain a clear attitude and be clear minded on this issue, not change the present situation, not get into disputes or allow incidents to occur. Thus, first, we must respect the public’s religious freedom and allow the masses to choose for themselves. Secondly, those who, with the confidence of having truth, and wearing the armor of legality, and under the pretext of the ‘Gyalchen Shugden’ issue, instigate deception and cause public gatherings and disturbances, irrespective of whether they represent the believers or non-believers or what banners they carry, should be strictly punished according to law as and when the incidents occur. If there is involvement by Party members or officials, they must be strictly dealt with on the basis of disciplinary regulations, so that enemy forces do not get so much as a sesame seed’s chance of an opportunity.

4. Reinforce the education of the monks, nuns, and the believing community by expressing, as best as possible, the strengths of representatives from the religious community who love the country and love religion. By deepening the conduct of service activities for religious persons at the lower levels, we should organize visits, by respected religious figures in favor of love the country, love religion, to monasteries and villages to strengthen the publicity on freedom of religious belief policy and the good traditions of Tibetan Buddhism, so as to expose and challenge the politically reactionary, religiously misleading, and methodologically deceptive nature of the 14th Dalai’s Clique, and to expose and denounce the 14th Dalai’s Clique’s ban on ‘Gyalchen Shugden’ propitiation as an unwarranted grudge and a plot that is ruinous for Tibet and divisive for religion. Instead, monks, nuns and the believing community should be shown that all citizens of new Socialist Tibet have freedom of religious belief. Everyone has the freedom to believe in any religion and sect.

The believing masses are equal; they should not interfere in each other’s matters; nobody should coerce anyone or show condescension. They should be made known that anything against this would be considered damaging to human rights and action that violates the rules and regulations.

To the broad mass of monks and nuns and believing community, differentiation should be made between Tibetan Buddhism and the 14th Dalai and between the 14th Dalai and the Dalai title; through self-awareness make a clear differentiation with the 14th Dalai and thus not fall under the deception, incitement, and enticement of the 14th Dalai clique. They should be given education and training so that they can contribute to the best of their ability to the development and stability of Tibet through self-awareness, loving the country and loving religion; respecting the regulations and obeying the laws; eschewing sins and accumulating positive merits; and honoring peace and harmony.

5. All levels of Party and government institutions; the work units based in the village; the Democratic Management committees in the monasteries; the departments of “Shuang Lian Hu” [unit consisting of the joining of a village with households] etc., should through in-depth consideration, perform the political tasks well and together preserve and maintain periods of peace, harmony and stability in Tibet by assuming their own responsibilities and wholly fulfilling their obligations.

With continuation of the religious freedom policy as the basis, begin controlling ahead, controlling when small; quick control and good control. Beginning with understanding the issue, removing contradictions and deciding on issues, all necessary precautionary steps should be taken. Through in-depth performance of tasks relating to the monks, nuns and the believing community and with clear display of banners, explain clearly the religious freedom policy of the Party and the government; by explaining clearly that it is the public’s freedom whether to believe or not to believe, and not make a black and white differentiation between belief and non-belief. It should be clearly explained that among the believing community and among the sects, there should be mutual respect, mutual understanding, friendly co-existence and peaceful and harmonious togetherness.

Through calm and stable attitude, and through new methods of vanquishing the other side, on issues relating to ‘Gyalchen Shugden,’‘Gyalchen Shugden,’when there are early indications of expulsion, condescension, assembly and disputes, close attention should be paid and these should be automatically confronted, quickly and appropriately decided so that the bad causes are removed from source.

Deciding clearly on the ‘Gyalchen Shugden’ issue is of great importance. Under the firm leadership of the Party Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as the General Secretary, hold high the great banner of socialism with Chinese characteristics and Deng Xiaoping Theory, the important thought of “Three Represents” and the Scientific Outlook on Development as guide to action.

Bearing in mind the successive important speeches of General Secretary Xi Jinping, in particular his important strategic thought: “To govern the country well, the prerequisite is to govern the frontiers well; to govern the frontiers well, maintaining stability in Tibet is a prerequisite” as well as “To make efforts to realize Tibet’s continued stability, long term stability and comprehensive stability; to guarantee lasting happiness in Tibet, to guarantee peace and stability in the frontier region” and to implement these important guidelines.

By resolutely implementing Chairman Yu Zhengsheng’s advice: “Rule Tibet as per law, develop Tibet for the long term, win the hearts of the people, and strengthen the foundations.” Thereby, in order to decide well on the issue of ‘Gyalchen Shugden’ there should be united thoughts, united pace, and united action. As per the guidelines issued by the [Tibet] Autonomous Region’s Party Committee and government, implement all measures and perform all tasks well, thus giving new and unceasing victory to the struggle against separatism. Resolutely strengthen the good circumstances of progress, peace and harmony and spare no effort to promote Tibet’s leap-frog development and long term peace and stability.

[Source: https://www.savetibet.org/the-official-line-on-shugden-translation/]

 

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  1. MartinC on Feb 9, 2017 at 8:21 am

    The Tibetan leadership’s smear campaign against Dorje Shugden has been going on for 20years now but instead of succeeding, there are signs that the public have seen through the Tibetan leadership’s ploy to wipe out the practice and are not beginning to embrace the Protector practice instead. One example is this very good comment left by Suzy on Tsem Rinpoche’s YouTube channel-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4&t=11s

    Suzy

  2. Tsem Rinpoche on Sep 15, 2016 at 1:25 am

    Trode Khangsar Chapel in Lhasa, Tibet

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Tsem Rinpoche


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

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

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    The 5th Dalai Lama’s Prayer to Dorje Shugden

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  3. Wan Wai Meng on Jun 1, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    China is not perfect, and neither are the superpowers and many Western countries who have nuclear arsenals or are part of the G7 countries. Those control the world’s economy with their banking institutions and etc. China went through quite a lot in the 20th century to emerge as the giant should. They do need sometime to adjust to all the socio and economical changes that affected their nation. For other ‘developed’ countries to criticise them, is just insecurity on their part. At least China does not stir wars and conflicts all over this globe.

    At least China is progressive they move, and react to circumstances. What they have done by this declaration is to say, we want to give religious freedom to their people and there is separation between the state and religion. I do thank the Chinese government for helping their people and not permit the further suppression of Dorje Shudgen people.

  4. yoke chim yap on Jan 10, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    Dear Rinpoche :感谢上师的分享,中国在经济方面当了世界的龙头老大。也慶幸絰过了文化大革命的中国,如今促漸的开放,包括宗教。就如上师所说,修 # 多杰雄登 ,純粹是一种傳承。不带一絲政治意图,如果是不好,中国早已下禁令。希望达赖喇嘛 不要再打压 及發表如此危言聳听的言論。如今世界已夠亂及多災难。是时候放下岐見共同携手去达成一个大同及和平世界。在此我也会与上师一同祈愿,多杰雄登禁令速速解除。

  5. Sofi on Jan 8, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    It is obvious from the manifesto of China’s ruling party, the upmost importance is the peace and stability of her people. They have openly declared that religion is a personal choice and as long as its peaceful and non-disruptive, they will respect your choice. That sounds like “Religious Freedom” to me. They had acknowledged that the ban by HHDL of Protector Dorje Shugden had interfered with the religious harmony, causing segregation and sufferings within Tibetan Buddhist communities.
    HHDL on the other hand had imposed the ban of Protector Dorje Shugden using various fallible excuses, including one where the practise will shorten his life (it has been 19 years and he still very healthy, celebrating his 80th birthday a few days ago. With folded hands, I wish him many more to come). The ban had caused so much confusion, segregation and suffering to his people and to Tibetan Buddhist practitioners worldwide. HHDL and his government should realise that they can no longer control using religion and they are no longer in the secluded world where feudal system are still viable. Its just a desperate attempt to using “Divide and Conquer” method to keep their control. They would have done better if the huge sum of money donated by generous people worldwide were used to better the current deplorable living conditions of their people. Have they not heard of “Conquering with Love”?
    I truly hope that HHDL finds it in his heart to swiftly manifest his compassion as Chenrenzig to start a dialogue with Dorje Shugden practitioners, to respect their practise and most of all, to reunite Tibetan Buddhists by lifting his ban.

    PS. A difference of opinion/religion does not mean you have the right to verbally abuse or threaten others, especially when my Guru, HE 25th Tsem Rinpoche had always been respectful towards HHDL. I am sure that the practise of Buddhism had always been about respect and compassion to each other, what more to an Enlighten being as my Guru. I dread the karma created by those who had disparage with such vulgarities and threats. One wonders what are they learning from their Guru, the HHDL. Is it the fault of the Guru for creating the cause for his student’s karma or the student for being ignorant of his true practise? Hmmmmm…..

  6. Tsem Rinpoche on Jan 7, 2016 at 5:04 am

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

    Humbly,

    Tsem Rinpoche.

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

    peace

  7. Tsem Rinpoche on Jan 4, 2016 at 8:01 am

    His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama composed this prayer to Dorje Shugden. His Holiness has full clairvoyance and knowledge of the nature of the deity he composed the prayer to when he was younger and when he is older as it is the same mind stream. So not logical His Holiness can make a mistake? If he can make mistakes about deities, then the mistakes cannot be limited to time span: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=61029

  8. Tsem Rinpoche on Jan 3, 2016 at 5:19 am

    So many beautiful teaching videos here on the various aspects of Dorje Shugden’s practice. Kecharians really did a terrific job on this. So much needed information: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=66785

  9. Susan C on Jan 3, 2016 at 5:02 am

    Tsem Rinpoche speaks up on Dorje Shugden. The explanation is clear, logical and very humble. Everyone should take the time to listen carefully: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxC6uKHM3dY

  10. Pastor Patsy on Jan 2, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    It is indeed good news that China with its atheist government has declared openly that they will support religious freedom and this
    includes the practice of Dorje Shugden. China has evolved into a developed country and as with any developed or developing country it is crucial to have harmony and peace. Religion teaches us compassion, tolerance, peace and harmony and thus we should all respect each other’s believes and faith. No one has the right to discriminate any form of religion.

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for sharing this information with us. I hope that with China supporting religious freedom and human rights, the ban on Dorje Shugden will be lifted soon.

  11. JP on Jan 2, 2016 at 2:01 am

    China’s stance of maintaining a united country through peace, harmony and economic prosperity is what most countries would want, regardless of whether their government is democratic, autocratic or socialistic. People in general want to have a life of peace and prosperity and to have the freedom to make our own choices as long as we don’t harm anyone.

    For China to make a strong stance of peace and harmony and religious freedom in Tibet shows that the Dalai Lama’s ban on Dorje Shugden practice is creating more damage and segregation to the Tibetans. It is ironic because one of the main points that the Dalai Lama claims is that the practice of Dorje Shugden leads to sectarianism. In reality, the ban is creating more sectarianism than before the ban was imposed!

    I agree with China’s logic of religious freedom. Below are the points that I agree with for the benefit of the citizens, both short and long term.

    “The basic principle of our Party’s policy on religion is to respect and protect the public’s freedom of religious belief.”

    “The believing masses are equal; they should not interfere in each other’s matters; nobody should coerce anyone or show condescension. They should be made known that anything against this would be considered damaging to human rights and action that violates the rules and regulations.”

    “Resolutely strengthen the good circumstances of progress, peace and harmony and spare no effort to promote Tibet’s leap-frog development and long term peace and stability.”

    Looking at China’s track record of becoming the world’s largest economy in just the last 3 decades, I personally have more faith in China’s policies than any other country. It is no easy feat for a country of over 1 billion citizens but results speak louder than words.

  12. Edwin Tan on Dec 31, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for the article and the translation.

    It is indeed heart warming to learn that China has evolved into a country and nation that supports human rights, and importantly, religious freedom and harmony. It has proven to other nations that it is indeed an improving super power country.

    China did not draw any sides and indicated very clearly that it is nobody’s rights to discriminate any form or religion or spirituality. We are in the age of freedom. Freedom of speech, freedom to choose what we wish to choose and lead our lives, as long as it is not morally unacceptable behaviours and with criminal intents.

    With China supporting the stance against religious disharmony, I pray the ban on Dorje Shugden be lifted soon, and all of us practitioners can treat one another with respect.

    Thank you.

  13. So Kin Hoe (KISG) on Dec 31, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the good news of China government emphasizing the religious freedom policy and taking effective actions to resolve the on-going issue originated from the ban of Dorje Shugden practice. With the positive support from China ruling party, Dorje Shugden practitioners in Tibet, China and other parts of the world can continue with their spiritual practice in great relief and able to meditate with peace of mind.

    I sincerely pray that the ban of Dorje Shugden practice will be lifted by the 14th Dalai Lama as soon as possible to end the sufferings and discriminations endure by many Dorje Shugden practitioners and unite all the Buddhists from different sect and lineages to promote Buddhism practice for the benefits of all sentient beings.

    With folded hands,
    kin hoe

  14. Shelly tai on Dec 31, 2015 at 11:34 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this good news with us. Is very glad to hear that Chinese government has realize that the important of religion freedom among the Tibethan has been long that the Tibethan has suffer tremendously on this Dorje Shugden ban at least right now the Chinese Government has help to release the suffering of this Dorje Shugden practitioner may the Dalai Lama quickly resolved the Dorje Shugden issue, may the ban lifted soon.

  15. Pastor Adeline on Dec 30, 2015 at 11:14 pm

    Religious freedom is well practiced in many developed countries that respect human rights. Any developing countries should work towards that so harmony can be easily achieved in order for the country to grow swiftly.

    Religion teaches harmony, peace, love and developing good qualities. Any true leader who wishes the best for the country and its people will support religious freedom in order to form a harmonious and crime free society.

    China is a developing country and has proven its ability in bringing the country to the international stage, improving global economy, created job opportunities etc. so it makes complete sense that they practise religious freedom and respect human rights.

    The translated document above gives us the Dorje Shugden practitioners a great relief knowing that Dorje Shugden practitioners in China are given religious freedom and well protected by the human rights they deserved.

  16. Pau Yap on Dec 30, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    This event is an important mile stone for China in promoting religion freedom. China has the highest population in the world, with a total demography of 1.3 billion people, which contributes to approximate 19% of the world population. Imagine, 1.3 billion people will have the chance to practice religious freedom, including choosing their own protector, like Dorje Shugden, vast amount of people will have the opportunity in benefiting themselves. With the support from Chinese officials, Dorje Shugden practice will able to grow faster and take root in China. This is important as to revive Buddhism in the country.

  17. Pastor Lim Han Nee on Dec 30, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    It is heartening to see China moving progressively to embrace basic democratic policies like respecting and protecting the public’s freedom of religious belief. China is already recognized as a global economic powerhouse.By framing such policies as is enshrined as a basic human right in any democratic constitution -the freedom of pursuing the religion of one’s choice – it is set to boost its global image. This is especially so because ,in the past , China had been touted frequently as the country to have blatantly violated basic human rights of its people.

    China has brought social and economic stability to places like Tibet. Hence , there is every reason for it to not want any conflict to arise to destabilize it. Such an issue as the ban on Shugden, which , if it were to be exercized in Tibet, would create disharmony, a disharmony which would be deetrimental to the well-being of the Tibetans in Tibet.

    In any case,following its policy of respecting the rights of individuals to pursue their own religious belief, China will naturally not entertain anything like the ban on Shugden worship as it would be against the very spirit of freedom of religious pursuit or worship.In the very words of this official statement :”With respect to the ‘Gyalchen Shugden’ issue, believing or not-believing is up to each individual member of the masses of believers. For instance, whether the believing community keeps a statue of Buddha Sakyamuni in their homes, or a statue of Avalokitesvara, is the public’s freedom”.

    China’s official stance on religious freedom and its stance on Shugden, which is in line with its official stance, is very clear. May it wake up other countries to greater awareness of the painful consequence of a ban which, as Mr Lukar says, is really unnecessary.

    Thank you Rinpoche.

  18. Stella Cheang on Dec 30, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    I like that the ruling party of China’s basic principle in her policy on religion is to respect and protect the public’s freedom of religious belief. I also like that China is not tolerant towards those who create disturbances or incidents, or form organizations using the pretext of the ‘Gyalchen Shugden’ issue and is ready to punish the trouble-makers. The clear-mindedness of Chinese government on this issue; i.e.not get into disputes or allow incidents to occur and to ensure public’s religious freedom is admirable. By clearly making a stance on the issue, it gives a sense of acceptance and security to the Practitioners. I am sure Shugden practitioners will find peace of mind to carry on their practice and to keep their samaya under China’s policy on religious matters. It also make it plain and simple for all to see who are the trouble-makers.

    Thank You Rinpoche for sharing this updates with us.

    Humbly, bowing down,
    Stella Cheang

  19. Li Kheng on Dec 30, 2015 at 1:57 am

    China is moving forward together with Tibet as a part of the Motherland and the rest of the world. Tibet’s stubborn stance to keep China as an enemy is a blinding reflection of their obsolete ways and incompetence to lead anyone, what more a nation.

    It is very encouraging that China is making a clear statement about their view and attitude towards freedom in religious practice with particular mention of Dorje Shugden. This will open the doors of many people’s minds and hearts to this powerful Protectoc practice which is essential for this day and age.

  20. Datuk May on Dec 30, 2015 at 1:17 am

    I find the directives outlined in this document by the Chinese Government to be clear and precise not only in supporting the worship or Dorje Shugden but the right of religious freedom.

    Study and research had been thorough on this issue and it is most heartwarming to think that a World Power would make a stand for the masses on the Ban imposed by CTA. China stand firm against any manner by which Tibet can be split in support of Dalai Lama’s CTA stance on this Ban.

    It is also stated clearly that whether believers or non believers will be taken to task if the issue of Dorje Shugden is used to create disharmony. This is clearly a support to religious freedom and harmony and prosperity to the Tibetans in China.

    Thank you Rinpoche for posting this very important information for all to read.

  21. Nicholas Yu on Dec 30, 2015 at 12:45 am

    What a wonderful news on China official stance on Dorje Shugden. China clearly state that their basic principle of the party policy on religion is to respect and protect the public’s freedom of religious belief. With respect to the Shugden issue, believing or not-believing is up to each individual member of the masses of believers.

    This is the right way to go to bring harmony and unity for the citizen of the country. Spirituality is individual preference and belief and should not be part of politic equation. I strongly agree and support for China’s stance and the ban should be lifted as it has no basis and totally illogical for whatever the Tibetan leaders claims for. The complication created from the ban is unnecessary and no leaders will created suffering for their own people. We hope to see the ban to be remove soon and more country leaders from all over the world to voice up on this unfairness ban that only created disharmony and is totally unacceptable.

  22. Chris Chong on Dec 30, 2015 at 12:18 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing this post. It is definitely joyful to see China had supported freedom of spirituality on Dorje Shugden Ban. Regardless of the online speculations of the true motive behind for China to make such a statement, it is a joyful to see they are making a progress towards a country that respects freedom of human rights on spiritual matters.

    The ban on Dorje Shugden practice is a real thing and its currently ongoing all over the world. Thousands of Shugden practitioners are affected and being treated unfairly. I sincerely prayed that the Dalai Lama could reconcile this issue as soon as possible.

    Chris

  23. Vinnie Tan on Dec 29, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    It is definitely great news that China supports religious freedom. It is true that the country might be tighter on the rights of what the people of China can or cannot do. But with the statement of supporting religious freedom with the choice of what the citizens want to practice even for the practice of Dorje Shugden is great news.

    Through this, it clearly shows that China is another country that has great sight and will not create despair within it’s own community. Showing no signs of being bias to religion. In fact, supporting the practice that is being ostracised by the Central Tibetan Administration that is creating disharmony among the Tibetans. It shows that China government thinks for all of their citizens, and not just the ones that will be pushed around by the policies that are released by them.

    I really hope that more countries will support the practice of Dorje Shugden and stop the oppression that has been enforced by the CTA.

  24. Heng meng kiat on Dec 29, 2015 at 7:24 am

    China is setting up an good example for basic human right on religion matter especially in Dorje Shugden ban issue. China goverment start notice the violence on Dalai Lama agaist the Dorje Shugden, we have to give credit to those stand out on the street for protesting the ban of DS practice and the awareness effect start brewing .
    I hope the ban isssue can settle as soon as possible

  25. Sarah on Dec 28, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    I fully support China’s official stance on Dorje Shugden. They have the masses’ interests at heart and are keen to promote mutual respect and understanding among the people especially where religion is concerned. After all, this is a way to win the hearts of the people. Point 4 spells out clearly China’s stance regarding religion: “Everyone has the freedom to believe in any religion and sect.”

    I totally agree with what H.E. Tsem Rinpoche said about the ban. Rinpoche says, “The protests, websites, media and social media against the ban of Dorje Shugden exists because the ban exists. So remove the ban.” It is so simple and sensible. When the ban is removed, which, I hope, will be very soon, the practice will simply revert to its original non-political, and purely spiritual nature. The practice of Dorje Shugden, as Rinpoche says, should be totally “spiritual in nature and motivation” and should have nothing to do with politics.

    • sonny tan on Dec 29, 2015 at 9:38 pm

      The Dalai Lama cannot be considered a Buddha and certainly not anything near a bodhisattvas. How can a living God as proclaimed by the Tibetans divide and rule, causing confusion, disharmony and fear among his people. He does not command my respect for sure.

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    The primary manifestation of a fully enlightened being is called the Dharmakaya. “Dharma” means phenomenon, while “kaya” means body. Therefore, Dharmakaya refers to the primordial or true nature of phenomena which is beyond conceptual and dualistic thought. This manifestation is essentially the mind of a fully enlightened being, beyond appearance and sensory perception. This mind knows no limits or boundaries… more: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/blog/the-three-bodies-of-a-buddha
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    Find out why is the Yangdup Puja performed? How does wealth play a role in Buddhism? Isn’t Buddhism about letting go of one’s worldly attachments? Check out the fabulous pictures and videos here >>> http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/yangdup-wealth-puja-2017.html
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  • Pastor Shin
    Saturday, Feb 25. 2017 01:29 AM
    By understanding Dorje Shugden’s enlightened nature, we realise that relying on him cannot lead us anywhere except for Enlightenment. Reciting any praise of Dorje Shugden on a daily basis reminds us of his attainments, and the type of being we are propitiating. It also serves as a reminder of the qualities we can attain as a result of relying on him, that his practice will help us to attain common and uncommon siddhis.

    http://www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/praise-of-dorje-shugdens-origins
  • Pastor Shin
    Saturday, Feb 25. 2017 01:28 AM
    Incense has been used as a traditional substance for offering since the birth of Buddhism. The first recorded instance of incense being used occurs in the story of Magadha Sangmo, whose impact can be seen across the ancient Buddhist world. The daughter of Suddatta, a layman and the Buddha’s primary patron, she herself was an ardent student of Buddha Shakyamuni. After marrying, she longed to see her Guru, the Buddha and offer dana. Climbing to the roof of her in-law’s house, she offered incense and a verse of invocation. The omniscient Buddha heard her prayers and arrived with his entire entourage, descending from the sky on a lion to fulfil her request.

    http://www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/incense-offering-prayers-to-dorje-shugden
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    Friday, Feb 24. 2017 09:37 PM
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    I am also proud with the Ireland government in taking action to punish the 18 year old man who abuse and tried to kill the rabbit. This will create the awareness to all that this is a cruel action and that laws will be imposed against these people.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/the-rabbit-in-the-river.html
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    Thursday, Feb 23. 2017 11:29 PM
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    Geshe Thupten Lama was one of the pioneers who founded Tibetan schools in exile and served as a school teacher from 1963 to 1994 for which he received high commendations from the Tibetan exile government. Shocking what they did to this old erudite master Geshe Thupten Lama after serving them for years.

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    Thursday, Feb 23. 2017 09:38 PM
    After been rejected for so many years, many scientists like Seoul National University finally confirmed the existence of meridians. It’s a piece of glad news which may help the people especially the treatments like acupuncture is based on meridians and energy channels.

    Life is full of challenges and commitments. This is not easy for everyone has immediate lifestyle changes to maintain a healthy balance for eating and living. Therefore, this wonderful news is really bring benefits to others especially those are really need for acupuncture or similar treatments which are caused by nadis blockages and etc.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this nice sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/science-finally-proves-meridians-exist.html
  • Lin Mun
    Thursday, Feb 23. 2017 09:21 PM
    Thank you Pastor Seng Piow for sharing another miracle story of Rinpoche and Dorje Shugden. As long as we have full trust in Dorje Shugden, he will assist us to clear our obstacles and challenges.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/mother-and-son-saved-by-tsem-rinpoche-and-dorje-shugden.html
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    我是多么的幸运, 拥有此机缘和福份, 参与这殊胜的一天。很感恩郭月谊讲法师和一班佛友, 日夜的筹备,让当晚的活动顺利和圆满的完成 !

    在这殊胜的法会,大家有幸的得到各种加持, 如触摸加持的金泽八吉祥,迎请加持的正能量,增长好的因素如内在和外在的财富,寿命等等。大家还有幸的可以品尝已加持特制的坚果饭, 乳酪和奶茶。那是多么的有福气啊!希望将来的每一年,大家可以再次的参与,还有携带家人和亲戚朋友到来, 也让他们得到金泽的加持 !

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  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Feb 23. 2017 07:14 PM
    Beautiful image of Vajrayogini indeed with shimmering jewels offered to her. Its so nice of this lady Ms Wahyu of her painting of Vajrayogini to our previous Rinpoche whom she have not met before.Vajrayogini’s practice is very powerful to start now making offerings and to be connected .we will then gain a great amount of merits.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this beautiful painting of Vajrayogini.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/shimmering-vajrayogini-from-ms-wahyu.html#comment-736083
  • Lin Mun
    Wednesday, Feb 22. 2017 10:18 PM
    Mwalua is truly a very compassionate person. Not many would want to trouble themselves or even risk their live to bring water to these animals. He has such a big heart towards living beings and the importance of life.

    Angie Brown, Cher Callaway and Tami Calliope are also very generous and kind person. They help him to raise fund so he can continue with his action to save the animals.

    I hope Mwalua will receive continuous help from all kind donors so animals don’t have to suffer.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/he-is-super-compassionate.html
  • Alice Tay
    Wednesday, Feb 22. 2017 10:05 PM
    Heartwarming message from Mwalua, who is so compassionate and empathetic:
    “There is completely no water, so the animals are depending on humans,” Mwalua tells The Dodo. “If we don’t help them, they will die.”

    Mwalua fully aware that the wildlife will definitely die without the water. Furthermore, only humans can help the animals. He is able to let go of his stress and laziness just to deliver the water patiently and passionately. Many wildlife have been saved due to his kind actions. Furthermore, he visited local schools and hope to bring awareness to the children so that when they grow up they can protect the wildlife as one of their legacies.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing. This is a good example of loving kindness and compassion to inspire us to greater loving kindness and compassion.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/he-is-super-compassionate.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Wednesday, Feb 22. 2017 05:02 PM
    By being a good example ourselves, we can be a more effective campaigner for the helpless animals. I believe that when we want to stand for something, the most powerful words that speak for us is our action. It is inconsistent when one campaigns for the rescued or stray dogs and ask for donations to feed them but consume chicken and seafood and pork and beef. There is no difference between these animals, they all have feelings and fear for pain. So, here’s a picture of the dogs all trapped in a cramped cage where chicken, sea animals, pigs, and cows are in same or worse conditions waiting to be slaughtered. If you feel for these poor dogs, please spare a thought for the other meat on your plate too. Thank you, Rinpoche for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/blog-it-tweet-it-facebook-it-again-and-again-pleeeeeeease.html

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

His Holiness the Gaden Throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche (very young) and His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Prayer Hall during prayers.
5 months ago
Left to right: His Holiness the Gaden Throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche (very young) and His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Prayer Hall during prayers.
 It\'s nice when families support the spiritual journeys of their children. This is one beautiful family of Pastor Niral of Kechara
5 months ago
It's nice when families support the spiritual journeys of their children. This is one beautiful family of Pastor Niral of Kechara
Jog Falls a power place of Vajra Yogini and Heruka: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=108652
6 months ago
Jog Falls a power place of Vajra Yogini and Heruka: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=108652
Don\'t wait for the perfect group. Don\'t wait for the perfect person. Don\'t wait for the perfect situation. Don\'t expect yourself to be perfect. Don\'t even look for perfection at least in our realm as it does not exist or time will run out. Just get going and keep doing good. It\'s between you and yourself. Tsem Rinpoche
6 months ago
Don't wait for the perfect group. Don't wait for the perfect person. Don't wait for the perfect situation. Don't expect yourself to be perfect. Don't even look for perfection at least in our realm as it does not exist or time will run out. Just get going and keep doing good. It's between you and yourself. Tsem Rinpoche
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    ཁྱེད་ཀྱི་བཀའ་སློབ་དོན་སྙིང་དེ།།གང་གི་རྣ་བར་བདུད་རྩི་མོད།།འོན་ཀྱང་འགའ་ཡི་རྣ་ལམ་དུ།། བྲག་ཆ་བཞིན་དུ་འགྱུར་སྲིད་མོད།། ཚང་མས་ཚར་རེ་གཟིགས་རོགས།། Kyabje Denma Gonsa Rinpoche telling people that it is important to have guru samaya. It use to be that way in the great monasteries. We should not create problems and schisms. If we want to practice a protector, then do so, if not it's okay, but don't make trouble. One should just practice the Buddha Dharma well. To do good practice. If you have faith in Dorje Shugden and trust all the way, he will definitely help you. But most important is to practice the dharma. This is his advice in short here. It's good to let more Tibetans hear this holy speech and appeal by this very senior Rinpoche. TR
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